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Fonseca Show with Aaron Fonseca 06/28/24

Fonseca Show Best of Calls:


- Indy100 says TikTokers are trying to get upgraded on flights for July 4th by gifting gate agents and flight attendants with donuts. Experts say free upgrades are rare. 

- Amazon is secretly developing a new AI chatbot to rival ChatGPT. Business Insider says the bot is set to launch in September and will be able to turn off lights and book flights

- Female First says a pair of Elvis Presley's iconic blue suede shoes, worn in the 1950s, are set to be auctioned off for $125,000. The shoes, given to a friend before his Army induction, will be sold in England.

- TMZ says an L.A. estate sale is offering iconic memorabilia once owned by Clint Eastwood. The sale includes original cowboy boots, movie posters, director's chairs, a vinyl record collection, and arcade games

- TMZ says LeBron James' son, Bronny James, made NBA history yesterday when he was drafted by the L.A. Lakers. They are the first father-son duo in NBA history on the same team

- The New York Post says a $50 mozzarella stick, topped with caviar, is the latest hot commodity at a trendy New York City restaurant called The Chelsea Living Room. Owner Dylan Grace claims nearly every patron has ordered the dish since the hotspot opened in March. Other New York menus have $30 caviar chicken nuggets and $58 caviar tater tots.

- TrendHunter says Hismile is launching a new biscuit-flavored toothpaste. The toothpaste will only cost $1 and will come in flavors such as chocolate, vanilla, and caramel.

- ABC7 says a Tesla driver recently ended up on active train tracks in Woodland, California, due to the car's autopilot feature mistaking the tracks for a road. The man was not hit or injured 


Record-High July 4th Cookout Costs: The American Farm Bureau says the average cost of a July 4th cookout for ten people is now $71.22. That’s up 5% from last year and 30% over five years. Ground beef, pork chops, and chicken breasts are more expensive than in the past due to disease outbreaks and inventory shortages.

The NY Post says an AI generated video shows Justin Timberlake chugging a beer in his mugshot. The fake footage, created by Edmond Yang, has been making waves on social media. Social media users are amazed at the realistic portrayal, particularly noting the authenticity of Timberlake's hands. 

People magazine says Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel are trying to move on from his recent DWI arrest. A source says, "She's upset, as anyone can imagine. She doesn't understand why he would do something so stupid as attempt to drive himself home after a night of drinking. She's disappointed. It's already been tough on their marriage with Justin on tour, having to rely on FaceTime to stay connected. The fear is that more tough times are in store. And if Justin isn't worried about losing Jessica, he should be."

Another source says, "Her friends think she’s married to a loser and hate that so much of her life is taken up with trying to get Justin to stay on the straight and narrow. But the arrest was a wake-up call: It’s time for her to realize she can’t do it alone. If he keeps going down this path, their marriage will be over."

In Touch Weekly reports Miley Cyrus warned her dad, Billy Ray Cyrus, against marrying Firerose, but he didn't listen.  An insider says, “Miley is still pretty angry with her dad for the terrible way he treated Tish [Cyrus], so it’s not going to be as simple as all is forgiven, just because he’s single again. He’s going to have to work very hard to get back into her good graces, but divorcing Firerose is definitely a step in the right direction.” says Taylor Swift's mom, Andrea Swift, was seen happily waving her arms during Taylor's performance of the song "thanK you aIMee" at Wembley Stadium. The track is rumored to be a diss against Kim Kardashian. 

Hozier tells Variety magazine that he tries to be prepared for every eventuality.“In lots of ways I’m quite risk-averse. I usually have a back-up plan for a back-up plan. I want to be ready for anything that might happen, good or bad.”

Geo TV says Ben Affleck is allegedly planning to move in with Jennifer Garner because of his rift with Jennifer Lopez. A source tells the network, "Ben’s got a key to come and go as he pleases, and he’s been spending a ton of time at her place, coming over for dinners and hanging with the kids. It’s great for his state of mind and the kids love having him around. That’s why Jen’s open to the idea of having him move back in, she’s got a lot of space so he wouldn’t be in her way. She knows it would bring a lot of comfort to their kids.’’

The Daily Mail says Matt Damon issued a stark warning to Ben Affleck before he married Jennifer Lopez. A source tells the site, "Matt tried to warn Ben when he got back together with JLo that this could happen. Matt was there to help Ben get it together after their first split and he felt like this would happen again. As things started falling apart, Matt told Ben that he supports whatever choice he makes, but wants him to jump in and focus on his work. Ben spent so much time focusing on JLo's projects just like he did the first time around. He told Ben, 'What has she ever done for your career?' Matt is the only real guy friend Ben has. He would not let him get back on the bottle, and has been on him to make sure of this.'" says Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez's alleged breaking point came during the filming of her documentary. A source claims, "The making of her documentary [The Greatest Love Story Never Told] was a real eye-opener for them. Things that are private I had always felt are sacred and special in part because they're private. They both sat back and looked at how different they really are. While Jennifer loves being the center of attention, Ben would rather live his life away from the spotlight. At the end of the day, they both just want different things out of life."

The News International says Brad Pitt is allegedly trying to start a family with Ines De Ramon and has a desire to have two or three kids with her. A source says, “Brad and Ines have been trying, they’ve not been successful yet, but they’re not giving up and he’s made it clear to friends it’s not going to be a one and done situation. Yes, his relationship with his kids is very sad for him right now, but he insists that this isn’t a reaction to that pain, that he had every intention of starting a family with Ines regardless of that. People can speculate about his motives all they want, but the fact is Brad wants two, maybe even three kids, with Ines and he would do the adoption option again in a heartbeat if that’s something Ines wanted too.”

Drew Carey tells TV Insider that it’s common for Price is Right contestants to use 'liquid courage' before competing on the show. “They’ll have a [marijuana] gummy or I’ll smell alcohol on their breath. Not unusual. One contestant who was chosen from the audience to compete  all while tripping on mushrooms.  I asked him what he did for a living. And he goes, ‘I’m a skateboarding rabbi.’ He didn’t think he was going to get picked, and he totally tripped.”

Top Class Actions says a settlement for consumers who purchased Wahlburgers pickles has been reached. Customers filed the lawsuit against Mark Wahlberg and his brothers’ company due to misleading labels that claim the pickles were “fresh”, “all natural”, and had “no preservatives”. The settlement denies liability but offers a $2 reimbursement

The News International says Michael Jackson had financial difficulties, due to extravagant spending, before his death. The site says he had over $500 million in debt when he passed. His annual debt reached $30 million from lavish spending on charity, gifts, and jewelry.

Sexy Cleaning Survey

A new study by Swiffer reveals that 69% of people say it is a turn-on to watch their partner clean the house. Other findings:

- 67% of people say a fresh-smelling home would make them more likely to "get fresh" with their partner

- 82% of people put extra effort into cleaning their homes before bringing a date over

- 34% of people, who have similar cleaning habits to their partner, have been together for at least five years

- 17% of Gen Z and millennials would rather receive the gift of a clean house than an expensive gift

- 68% of people say an unclean-smelling home is an instant dealbreaker in a relationship

Dating Survey

A new survey by Dating News reveals that 20% of people in a relationship have created a fake social media account to stalk their partner. Other findings: 

- 56% of people have ghosted someone

- 40% of people have given their partner an ultimatum

- 33% of people have intentionally sent a wrong message to someone just to spark a conversation

- 70% of people play hard to get 

Top 8 Signs You're Doing Well Financially ... According to a new article by FinanceBuzz:

1. Paying bills on time

2. Living within your means

3. Having $500 in a high-yield savings account

4. Saving toward spending goals

5. Consistently contributing to your retirement plan

6. Spending money on what matters to you

7. Devoting time to hobbies

8. Tracking your net worth

Top 7 Ways To Save Money At Starbucks ... According to a new article by the NY Post

1. Order drinks with light ice

2. Avoid ordering an Americano

3. Skip hot venti lattes or cappuccinos

4. Use the Starbucks rewards program for merchandise

5. Bring your own cup for a discount

6. Ask for a free cup of water

7. Take advantage of Starbucks deals and specials.

Dear Fonseca,

My mother-in-law is the worst person on the planet. On Wednesday night, we invited the family out to (local restaurant) to celebrate my daughter's 12th birthday. Everyone bought presents. I was stunned when my daughter opened my mother-in-law's gift. She bought her a scale. Everyone at the table gasped. I can't believe she bought a scale for a tween. That has to be the worst gift ever. My mother-in-law says it's a great gift because my daughter can monitor her weight and this in turn will make her a healthier person. I totally disagree and think the gift is going to make my daughter self-conscious. The family is divided over the gift because they don't want to offend my mother-in-law. What is your opinion on this? Good gift or bad gift?

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