- People magazine says Mattel is launching their own theme park in Glendale, Arizona in 2024. They will have rides and attractions inspired by Barbie, Hot Wheels, Thomas & Friends and Masters of the Universe. Fans will also be able to dine at the Barbie Beach House and ride a Hot Wheels roller coaster
- The Washington Post says doctors are urging people not to get bit by black widow spiders because there is a shortage of black widow venom. The shortage has been going on for years. Merck, the company that produces the anti-venom, says the drug is made by injecting horses with it and then extracting the antibodies.
- The New York Post says plastic surgeons have seen a rise in men getting botox.Many men are undergoing 'Brotox' treatments before dates and job interviews. One Miami spa now has a Man Cave where men can get botox while drinking booze and smoking cigars.
- KGTV says William Shatner is being inducted into the San Diego Air and Space Museum’s International Hall of Fame. His induction is the result of him being the oldest person to go into space. William and several others hovered above Earth on October 13, 2021 aboard Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin rocket
- The Daily Mail says a rare Batmobile toy was recently auctioned off for $149,000.The red tin convertible was made in 1966. It has a Batman action figure in the driver's seat. The toy was only supposed to sell for $14,000.
- Trendhunter says a new wine-infused cracker is trending. JaM Cellars created the new limited edition Club x Butter Chardonnay Mini crackers. They recommend eating them as part of a charcuterie board
- PR Newswire says Pop-Tarts Crocs are going on sale in two weeks. The cream-colored clogs have Pop-Tarts pins
Whiskey Riff says Luke Combs' wife, Nicole, may go into labor while he is touring in Australia. The website quotes him as saying, “It’s actually kind of getting down to the wire here because I’m going to tour in Australia here in about a week. So gonna be cutting it close with the due date on getting home. We have to pick out a name in the next couple of days in case the baby were to come while I’m gone… we gotta figure it out soon.”
Entertainment Tonight says Harry Styles' tour is the fourth highest grossing one of all time. The two-year tour earned him $617 million which is more than all of One Direction's tours combined. The only tours that made more money were Elton John’s Farewell Tour, Ed Sheeran’s 2017 Divide Tour and U2’s 360 Degrees Tour in 2009.
Female First says Ed Sheeran is not a fan of Artificial Intelligence. The website quotes him as saying, “What I don’t understand about AI is like, for the last 60 years, Hollywood movies have been telling you, ‘Don’t do it’. And now everyone’s doing it. And I’m just like, ‘Have you not seen the movies where they kill us all?' Also, I just don’t know why you need it – if you’re taking a job away from a human being, I think that’s probably a bad thing. The whole point of society is we all do jobs. If everything is done by robots, everybody’s gonna be out of work. I just find AI a bit weird. But ChatGPT…Why not?”
Taylor Swift tells Billboard magazine that she is happy when she's creating music. "If I'm having a bad day, what I try to do is sit down and write a song about it. Something about creating something beautiful about something annoying or sad makes me feel better about it. The song might not get published, but at least I feel better about the whole situation."
Metro Boomin tells Flaunt magazine that fashion is a big part of his life. “My mom was always fly. Growing up, I always watched her fly. Fashion's not a thing I’m doing now for other people. I wake up, get dressed everyday and I don’t even take pictures for Instagram. I got so many outfits everyday where at the end of the night, I’m like "I could’ve taken some crazy pictures." But it's just for me. I feel better when I look good."
Post Malone tells NPR.org that he wants to be home more now that he's a father.“I used to not really care about a lot of stuff, but that really turns it around super quick, man. I don't leave the house anymore. I don't really want to do anything. I want to hang out with the baby and play video games when she goes to bed. Going on tour is really hard because she just did ten steps the other day, and her mom sent me a video. I really, really, really wish that I could have seen that. But I hope one day, she understands that I was just trying to give her the best life I could. "
ABC says the New Kids on the Block are being credited with saving a fan's life.Teresa Crockett attended one of the band's shows in May 2022 with a sign that read: "Please share my story. I need a kidney. I'm looking for a donor." Donnie Wahlberg posted a video of Teresa's sign on Tik Tok. Another New Kids on the Block fan saw it and offered Crockett a kidney. The band was able to bring the two together. Crockett's surgery is scheduled for August 31st. Her kidney is being shipped from Wisconsin to Los Angeles.
KISS FM says Barbie fans are getting foot tattoos that read JAPAN. Barbie dolls from the 1960s had the word stamped across the bottom of their right foot. Now, fans of the new movie are doing the same. Some are adjusting the tattoo to read "Made in ____ ." (Country they are from)
Giant Freakin Robot says ''Barbie'' star Margot Robbie and The Rock are going to star in a new sci-fi film called "Starlight". The Rock is going to play a captain, who leads an interstellar crew on a mission to explore the far reaches of the galaxy. Margot is going to play a villain named Isabella
The New York Post says Megan Fox has written a new book of poems titled “Pretty Boys Are Poisonous.” She says. “I’ve spent my entire life keeping the secrets of men, my body aches from carrying the weight of their sins. My freedom lives in these pages and I hope that my words can inspire others to take back their happiness and their identity by using their voice to illuminate what’s been buried, but not forgotten, in the darkness.” The book will be released on November 7th
Geo TV says Sofia Vergara is upset with her estranged husband, Joe Manganiello, for a media report that claims they broke up because he wanted children and she didn't. A source says, "Sofia was really shocked when Joe’s people pulled out that detail about her not being on board with kids. It seemed like a spiteful blow.''
TMZ says Kevin Costner took his daughter to Taylor Swift's Los Angeles concert on Monday night. The paparazzi took pictures of them in a skybox as Taylor was singing "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together." Kevin's daughter also sang the song while he grinned. People think the grin was aimed at his estranged wife, Christine.
Entertainment Tonight claims Sam Asghari allegedly thinks the release of Britney Spears' memoir, ''The Woman in Me'', will be therapeutic for her. A source says, "Sam is thrilled that Britney finally has the opportunity and freedom to speak her truth with her book. He sees it as an opportunity for Britney to open up about what she has felt the need to address for far too long without being silenced or filtered."
Extra TV says Sinead O'Connor's memorial service and burial took place yesterday in Ireland. U2 stars Bono and The Edge attended the funeral Hundreds of fans lined the streets in Sinead's hometown to get a glimpse of the hearse carrying her remains.
Olivia Newton John's daughter, Chloe Lattanzi, tells People magazine that she saw her mother's ghost shortly after she died. “Two weeks after she passed my phone accidentally took a picture of my dog, and there floating by his head was a little blue orb. Mom and I had talked years back. We’d watch these paranormal shows, and I’d say, ‘You gotta show up for me.’ And she was like, ‘I’ll show up as one of those orb things.’ “
Forbes magazine says "Jeopardy!" will be reusing old questions and contestants next season because of the writers strike. Showrunner Michael Davies says, "The questions for the upcoming season will be a combination of unused, already-written material from before the strike and material that is being redeployed from multiple seasons." There will NOT be any new contestants on season 40 because producers believe it would be unfair for them to compete on the show with non-original material. They will instead use "second-chance contestants" from seasons 37 and 38.
The 'Barbie Morning Routine' Is Trending.. According to a new article by The Everygirl
The routine involves ....
drinking a ton of water when you wake up
overloading your eyes with sunlight
drinking a caffeinated drink
calling or texting someone you love
eating a breakfast that reminds you of being a kid
saying you're positive affirmations
embracing the day
Worst First Date Offenses ... According to a new survey by Canada Dry
arriving late (54%)
leaving early (41%)
drinking too much alcohol (35%)
spending too much time on their phone (28%)
talking about themselves the whole date (17%).
Dating is tough. I was married for 13 years before getting a divorce. Now, I'm on dating apps and going out several times a week. Most of my dates are 'one and done'. I have a rule for each date. My friend calls to make sure I'm okay. We use secret language when we talk. If the date is going bad, and I want to ditch my partner, I usually say I have to leave because my friend has called and there is an emergency. The call is an easy way for me to end the date. My brother says my strategy is terrible and always sets me up for failure because I don't give my date and I enough time to build chemistry and get to know one another. Is he right? Is the phone call a bad strategy?