Today's Best of Calls:
- Forbes Magazine says Jimmy Buffett's "Margaritaville" has returned to the Hot 100 chart because of his death. He passed away on September 1st. The song is now at No. #38 on the chart.
- The Fast Food Post says McDonald's is bringing back their Pumpkin Spice Latte on Friday. The drink is made with espresso, pumpkin and cinnamon flavors. People have already spotted it in Iowa.
- Chew Boom says Olive Garden is bringing back its popular Never Ending Pasta Bowl on September 25th. Fans can enjoy unlimited pasta combinations, soup or salad, and breadsticks starting at $13.99.
- Fox News says Little Debbie is launching four limited-edition ice cream flavors inspired by their popular snacks. The flavors include Apple Fruit, Chocolate Chip Creme, Turtle Brownie and Pumpkin Delight.
- Restaurant Business News says the average price of a burger has increased to $16 due to rising beef prices. That's up 2% from last year
iPhone 15 Revealed With Upgrades: The Verge says Apple unveiled the iPhone 15 and 15 Plus yesterday with new features. The biggest change is the Lightning port being replaced with the USB-C port. The camera now has a 48-megapixel sensor like the iPhone 14 Pro. This makes the display brighter. The 15 phones also have an improved night mode, Live Photos, and an action mode. The Messenger says the iPhone 15 Pro will be able to run graphically intense games like an Xbox or PS5 because of its improved A17 chip. The games look more like console and PC versions. New owners will be able to play high-quality games from the Resident Evil series.
Page Six says *NSYNC reunited last night at the 2023 MTV Video Music Awards after 10 years apart. They presented the award for Best Pop . Taylor Swift was excited to see them and won the award. Taylor said, "I'm not doing well pivoting from this to this. I had your dolls. Are you doing something? What's going to happen now? They're going to do something and I need to know what it is."
E! News says Justin Timberlake and Megan Thee Stallion were seen exchanging words at last night’s MTV VMAs. Fans thought they had an argument, but it turns out they were just talking. A source says, "He said, 'It's so nice to meet you,' and she said, 'No, no this don't count, this don't count. We gotta meet proper.'"
Olivia Rodrigo tells Rolling Stone that she is not feuding with Taylor Swift. "I don’t have beef with anyone. I’m very chill. I keep to myself. I have my four friends and my mom, and that’s really the only people I talk to, ever. There’s nothing to say…There’s so many Twitter conspiracy theories. I only look at alien-conspiracy theories."
WISH says an online learning platform, named Outschool, is offering Taylor Swift classes for kids ages 3 to 18. The classes include activities such as drawing Taylor Swift, playing drums and learning Spanish by singing her songs.
Page Six says Joe Jonas was "touchy" and "sensitive" about his wife, Sophie Turner, in the months before their recent divorce announcement. A source tells the newspaper, "Joe seemed very sensitive, almost touchy, when asked anything about his wife or family-related."
RadarOnline says Gwen Stefani is allegedly upset with Reba McEntire. Stefani is not happy about playing second fiddle to McEntire on ‘’The Voice.’’ A source tells the site, "They taped the blind auditions and battle rounds in July, and you could tell Gwen was less than thrilled playing second fiddle to Reba. Reba has a very outgoing personality and can suck the air out of a room. Gwen doesn't feel like she has a chance to shine the way she wants. Blake worships the ground Reba walks on. She's been such a career inspiration for him. "In most cases, Blake goes out of his way to not ruffle Gwen's feathers. But he's told her he isn't going to stand for her to be anything less than polite and kind to Reba or she's going to be living in a house of discontent.
Dua Lipa tells Vogue magazine that she's comfortable with her duality. “There’s a lot of duality in me. I'm from two different worlds. My personality is much different depending on if I'm on stage or off. But it’s within this duality that I find peace.”
TMSPN says people are blaming the "Kardashian Curse" for Aaron Rodgers' potentially career-ending injury. He tore his Achilles on Monday Night Football. The curse suggests that anyone romantically involved with a Kardashian or Jenner will face misfortune. Some claim Aaron and Kim Kardashian had a prior romantic tryst.
Giant Freakin Robot says Macaulay Culkin may return for a new Home Alone movie.The film will likely be on Disney+. The plot involves Culkin's character, Kevin, working as a security company CEO. A source says, "It would be a Christmas miracle if Macaulay reprises his role as Kevin."
RadarOnline says Gwen Stefani is allegedly upset with Reba McEntire. Stefani is not happy about playing second fiddle to McEntire on ‘’The Voice.’’ A source tells the site, "They taped the blind auditions and battle rounds in July, and you could tell Gwen was less than thrilled playing second fiddle to Reba. Reba has a very outgoing personality and can suck the air out of a room. Gwen doesn't feel like she has a chance to shine the way she wants. Blake worships the ground Reba walks on. She's been such a career inspiration for him. "In most cases, Blake goes out of his way to not ruffle Gwen's feathers. But he's told her he isn't going to stand for her to be anything less than polite and kind to Reba or she's going to be living in a house of discontent."
Unilad says Pierce Brosnan allegedly slammed some of his friends after they offered weight loss surgery to his wife, Keely. The website claims he posted: “Friends offered her surgery to reduce her weight. But I strongly love every curve of her body. She is the most beautiful woman in my eyes. And also because she had our five children. In the past, I truly loved her for her person, not only for her beauty, and now I’m loving her even more that she is my children’s mother. And I am very proud of her, and I always seek to be worthy of her love.”
The New York Daily News says supermodel Irina Shayk recently rushed into Tom Brady's NYC apartment. This happened after she had a cozy vacation with her ex, Bradley Cooper. Irina was also seen at the Michael Kors New York Fashion Week show that same day. A source tells GeoTV that Tom is falling for Irina. "Tom is really ecstatic that this is happening and he feels that they totally get each other, and finds her extremely interesting, entrepreneurial, and has a clever sense of humor that really appeals to everything he is all about."
The New York Post says Chris Evans and Alba Baptista are planning a second wedding in Portugal this week. They recently got married in Massachusetts. The second celebration will be for Alba's family and friends who couldn't attend the first wedding.
Ace Showbiz says Gisele Bundchen recently bought a $9.1 million equestrian estate in south Florida. The property has two horse rings, a soccer field and a pool. A source tells the site, "It's going to be a real animal-friendly property, that's for sure."
PEOPLE Magazine says Sharon Osbourne recently shared the secret to her 40-year marriage with Ozzy Osbourne. She says they are both "oddballs" and had a special connection when they met in 1971. “We’re two oddballs and were two wild young people that found each other. “It’s not been easy, no relationship is easy,” the reality star added. “You have to work at it. You get your ugly times, your bad times and your horrific times. But if you love each other enough, you'll work through."
ABC says Dancing With the Stars will now air on Tuesday nights starting on September 26th. Alfonso Ribeiro returns as host, while Julianne Hough joins him as a judge.
Variety magazine says Jamie Lynn Spears will compete on "Dancing With the Stars" with partner Alan Bersten. Jamie says, “I have this unique opportunity where I was offered a chance to work when my community cannot work. I figured I’ll do this and I will donate my weekly salary to SAG, WGA and just give back to them at a time where they can’t even give to themselves.” The rest of the new cast will be announced this morning on Good Morning America
Fox Business News says Gannett is looking for a "Taylor Swift Reporter" to write about the singer for the USA Today newspaper and The Tennessean. The job pays between $21.63 to $50.87 per hour. The reporter will cover Swift's tour, album releases, and her impact on pop culture. Applicants should have five years of journalism experience and be able to travel internationally.
10 THINGS PLAYING VIDEO GAMES CAN HELP WITH …. According to a new survey by Solitarie Grand Harvest
Relaxing - 68%
Problem-solving - 67%
Critical thinking skills - 62%
Hand-eye coordination - 61%
Cooperating with others - 38%
Playing sports - 19%
Driving - 17%
Cooking - 16%
Physics - 14%
Surviving the apocalypse - 14%
A new survey by Stir reveals that single parents take just 38 minutes into a first date to decide if they want a second one. Other findings:
- Only 31% of the dates single parents have been on were "worth it"
- 30% of singles will quickly end a first date if they and their potential partner are not a match
Top 10 Worst Zodiac Sign Love Matches ... According to a new article by The New York Post
1. Aries and Aries
2. Taurus and Sagittarius
3. Gemini and Virgo
4. Cancer and Aquarius
5. Leo and Scorpio
6. Virgo and Gemini
7. Libra and Capricorn
8. Scorpio and Leo
9. Sagittarius and Pisces
10. Capricorn and Libra
Top 10 Red Flags Your Friend Is Gossiping About You… According to a new article by Best Life
1. They know more than you've shared.
2. They gossip about their other friends to you.
3. Their tone of voice changes when they discuss you or your life.
4. Friends hint that they've heard things about you.
5. People seem overly interested in your personal life.
6. Friendships seem to dissolve without reason.
7. There's an uncomfortable silence when you join a conversation.
8. Your friend is oversharing about their own life.
9. Body language and eye contact hint at secret discussions.
10. Mutual friends start distancing themselves from you.
Top 5 Extremely Cheap Things People Do... According to a new article by BuzzFeed
1. Serve pasta without sauce to save money
2. Buy clothes, wear them once, and return them
3. Peel bananas before weighing and paying for them at the supermarket
4. Cut open toothpaste tubes to get every last bit
5. Make people share streaming service accounts unwillingly
I am writing to you about my daughter's elementary school. The principal sent an Email saying the school is seriously considering banning young girls from wearing makeup. They say it's distracting and causing some bullying and other problems. I think this is totally unfair. My eight year-old daughter gets ready with me in the morning. We spend 40 minutes doing our makeup together. I think it's wrong that the school decides whether or not my daughter can wear makeup or not. I think it's up to the parent not the school. I can tell you that my daughter walks out the door every day feeling confident about herself I don't think my kid should be punished for others' actions. Who should decide who wears makeup ... parents or schools? What are your thoughts on this?