Today's Fonseca Best Of Calls:
- Variety magazine says a new Barbie animated series, named "Barbie: A Touch of Magic", will premiere on Netflix on Sept. 14th. The show is about two Barbie characters who find a baby Pegasus and then go on an adventure.
- The Guardian says Lego will start selling braille-coded bricks to help visually- impaired children learn how to read. The braille bricks will be available starting in September.
- A new survey by Plenty of Fish reveals that 58% of singles have been Glamboozled. ''Glamboozled'' is defined as getting dressed to the 'nines' for a date only to have it be canceled at the last minute.
Cheap Movie Tickets On National Cinema Day: The Daily Herald says 3,000 theaters will celebrate National Cinema Day on Sunday by offering $4 movie tickets for big films like "Barbie" and "Oppenheimer." Participating chains include AMC, Marcus, Regal, and others. Discounted concessions may also be available at some theaters.
Gyms Becoming Remote Office Spaces: CBS says more and more people are now using their health club as a remote office space. Some gyms are creating co-working spaces to attract new members. One worker claims that working at the gym is energizing and allows her to stay in comfy clothes all day. However, video calls can be awkward
Olivia Rodrigo tells the New York Times that she dated people she shouldn't have following the success of her album "Sour." "I had such a desire to live and experience things and make mistakes and grow after Sour came out, I kind of felt this pressure to be this girl that I thought everyone expected me to be. And I think because of that pressure, maybe I did things that maybe I shouldn’t have — dated people that I shouldn’t have. I’m very tame."
Ace Showbiz says Justin Timberlake, Timbaland and Nelly Furtado are teaming up again for a new song. It will be released on Friday, September 1st. The trio had a 2007 hit with ‘’Give it to Me’’
UPI says Ed Sheeran will release his new album, "Autumn Variations," on September 29th. It is his seventh studio album. The album has 14 tracks and is inspired by British composer Edward Elgar.
Dua Lipa tells Vogue magazine that she felt great about her body even when she was weight-shamed as a hopeful young model. "I felt great the way I was; I had no reason to want to change. Of course, I had insecurities. Times when I questioned my appearance. I know how destabilizing it can be to feel not good enough."
Taylor Swift tells Billboard magazine that she feels more creative freedom now. "I don't know if it's because I'm older or whatever, but I feel like I can create anything I want now. Maybe it's because I know my fans love and support me enough to let me try anything I want. It's a very good feeling."
Page Six says Britney Spears is allegedly getting close with a man named Paul Richard Soliz. He has a criminal past and was hired last year to be her housekeeper. Soliz's charges include disturbing the peace, child endangerment, and felony possession of a firearm.
The Daily Mail says Irina Shayk is allegedly helping Tom Brady with his anxiety about his career being over. Tom and Irina are spending time together to build their relationship. A source tells the newspaper, "Irina is helping with Tom's anxiety that has been creeping up the last few weeks because for so long at this time of the year he'd be getting ready to play football. The new relationship is going so great for many reasons, but one main reason is that she takes his mind away from the field. He misses the NFL, he misses playing but he isn't going back, and thanks to Irina his attention can be directed to her, and he is using the free time he has to build their relationship into something special. Things are really working out and he loves how she came into his life just at the right time. It is something that just feels natural, right, and comforting. He's loving every minute of it and is only anticipating what could be next.’’
PEOPLE Magazine says Chris Evans recently visited the Animal Haven in New York City to celebrate National Dog Day. The actor gave out treats and belly rubs to the shelter dogs while promoting adoption. National Dog Day is Saturday
Deadline Hollywood says Jamie Foxx is going to play God in the upcoming comedy "Not Another Church Movie." Mickey Rourke is going to play the devil. The film was shot before the writers and actors strikes and is expected to be released soon. A source says, "This movie will not disappoint."
TMZ says Britney Spears is paying $10,000 a month for Sam Asghari's new apartment. The couple recently broke up, but Britney's team thought it would be a good idea to help him with his living expenses
TMZ says Britney Spears recently bought a new puppy, which upset PETA. The animal rights group is angry because Britney didn't adopt from a shelter. They claim her actions worsen the homeless animal crisis. A rep for PETA tells TMZ, " "When influential people buy puppies, puppy mills cheer and animal shelters watch the homeless-animal crisis get even worse. With this one cutesy post, Britney Spears has sentenced countless deserving dogs in shelters to more days without love, a comfy bed to curl up on, or a chance at a real life."
Bang Showbiz says Zac Efron's travel show was recently pulled off the air because of low ratings. The CW removed "Down to Earth with Zac Efron" after only two episodes. A source tells the site, "To find out so few people were interested was crushing. He's taking it really hard."
Naughty Gossip says Katie Holmes recently started a secret friendship with Nicole Kidman. The friendship reportedly began because both women divorced Tom Cruise. A source tells the website, “They may not hang out together, but they have each other's backs.”
PEOPLE Magazine says Pete Davidson and Chase Sui Wonders recently split up. They met in 2022 while filming the movie "Bodies Bodies Bodies." A source tells the magazine, "He's single again. He's out and about and doing really well."
People Magazine says Kevin Costner is denying having an extramarital affair during his marriage to Christine Baumgartner. The couple is going through a divorce, and Christine's lawyers asked about money spent on other romantic relationships. Kevin's lawyers called the accusations harassment and denied any cheating.
Top 5 Best Barbies of All Time ... According to a new survey by Study Finds
1. Totally Hair Barbie
2. Malibu Barbie
3. Holiday Barbie
4. Barbie and the Rockers
5. Original 1959 Barbie
Top 8 Funny Dating App Conversation Starters... According to a new article by Lifestyle Asia
“Are you a country road? Because I’d like you to take me home.”
“Call me Leonardo Da Vince, ’cause I’ll make you Moan-alisa.”
“Are you from Tennessee? Because you’re the only 10, I see.”
“Hershey’s makes millions of kisses every day. All I’m asking is just one from you.”
“Let’s do some, “We shouldn’t be doing this,” things.”
“I’m vaxxed, waxed, and ready for a date. Where are we going?”
“My mom just asked me what “WAP” meant… any advice on how to navigate that conversation?”
“Big. Gigantic. Enormous. Huge… I never liked small talk.”
Digital Icks Unveiled
A new survey by Fasthosts reveals that 35% of people say playing things out loud from a phone is the biggest digital ick. Other findings:
- 17% of people are turned off by 'sent from my iPhone' in emails
- A Hotmail email address and using Bing also made the list of digital icks
- 7% of people dislike when others don't use keyboard shortcuts
- 7% of people prefer using Chrome over Bing as their search engine
- 1% of people say Facebook check-ins is a digital ick
Top 10 Ways to Flirt With Your Wife ... According to a new article by Home Entertainment Select
1. Compliment her often
2. Leave love notes for her
3. Send her a flirty text message
4. Surprise her with a date night
5. Be playful and tease her affectionately
6. Offer your help in small chores or tasks
7. Be attentive to her feelings and moods
8. Surprise her with thoughtful gifts or gestures
9. Use touch affectionately and sensually
10. Give her genuine, deep-eye contact while displaying appreciation and admiration
WORST BEHAVIORS PEOPLE HAVE SEEN FROM THEIR HOUSEGUESTS … According to a new survey by Avocado Green Mattress
Expected more meals than I planned to prepare — 54%
Overstayed their welcome — 45%
Expected more snacks/ drinks than I had — 44%
Made a mess in my home — 39%
Hogged the bathroom — 36%
Kept me up late — 32%
Woke me up early — 23%
Arrived uninvited — 22%
Drank too much alcohol — 21%
Broken one of my belongings — 17%
Top 10 Things Women Find Irresistible In A Man ... According to a new article by Max My Money
5. Communication Skills
7. Problem-solving Skills
Top 10 Reasons People Get Divorced ... According to a new survey by Forbes Advisor
1. Lack of family support
4. Lack of intimacy
5. Too much conflict
6. Financial stress
7. Disapproval of a spouse by family or friends
8. Inability to communicate effectively
9. Addiction issues
10. Differing goals and values
My daughter is in third grade. I'm getting trashed on Facebook because I hired a Glam Squad for her school pictures. I'm getting a makeup artist, a manicurist, a stylist and a hairstylist to work on her at school before her picture gets taken. Other parents are jealous and are slamming me saying what I'm doing is unnecessary and more for me than her. I can afford it and it's my money so why should they care. They say I'm a bad mother because I'm placing more emphasis on what's on the outside rather than the inside. I think if you feel good on the outside you'll feel good on the inside. Am I wrong for hiring a Glam Squad for a third grader?