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- ABC says people are so tired of quarantining and working from home that they are going on fake commutes. They say the commutes allow them to relax and leave their home.
- The Daily Mail says the University of Alabama is planning to host crowds of 101,000 when they kick off their football season in the Fall. The team limited attendance to 20% last Fall because of the coronavirus.
- Access Hollywood says Alec and Hilaria Baldwin have named their newborn daughter Lucia.
- Footwear News says Nike is planning to sell a new Air Jordan high top inspired by Easter. The $170 shoe has pastel green, pastel yellow, pastel lavender and pastel orange colors. The Air Jordan logo and Nike swoosh are black. The Easter Air Jordan sneaker goes on sale this Saturday. Easter is 32 days away
- CNN says Gatorade has developed a new sweat patch that tells you how much fluid and sodium you've lost and how many of their sports drinks you need to consume to replenish your body. Two patches cost $25.
- Delish magazine says Kellogg's is doing a new mashup cereal. They are combining Frosted Flakes and Apple Jacks. The cereal will hit store shelves in June
Dr Seuss Gets Canceled: NBC says Dr. Seuss Enterprises is no longer going to publish six Dr. Seuss books because they contain racist images and insensitive imagery. The titles include “If I Ran the Zoo,” “And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street,” “McElligot’s Pool,” “On Beyond Zebra!,” “Scrambled Eggs Super!” and “The Cat’s Quizzer''.
Dr. Seuss Enterprises says, “Ceasing sales of these books is only part of our commitment and our broader plan to ensure Dr. Seuss Enterprises’ catalog represents and supports all communities and families”
President Biden removed all references to Dr Seuss when referencing Read Across America Day yesterday.
Dr. Seuss' stepdaughter, Lark Grey Dimond-Cates, tells the NY Post that he was not racist like people are claiming. “There wasn’t a racist bone in that man’s body — he was so acutely aware of the world around him and cared so much. He was a sensitive, intelligent, caring man who was a product of his times, as we all are. I think this is a world that right now is in pain, and we’ve all got to be very gentle and thoughtful and kind with each other. We’re taking that into account and being thoughtful. We don’t want to upset anybody.’’
Survey: "Should schools be canceling Dr Seuss? Do you agree with the study? What are your thoughts on this?"
Entertainment Tonight says the police were called to Justin Bieber's hotel in Paris because fans were not following coronavirus protocols. Justin and his wife, Hailey, are in France to celebrate his 27th birthday.
Olivia Rodrigo tells Radio.com that Saturday Night Live star Pete Davidson became her celebrity crush after the show made fun of her song "Driver's License". ''Pete Davidson, who is my biggest celebrity crush, was singing it and comparing me to Taylor Swift, who is my idol like… it was just insane. It was my 18th birthday too, so it was just a crazy day.''
Harry Styles tells The Guardian newspaper that his experience on X Factor was crazy. “The craziest part about the whole X Factor thing is that it’s so instant. The day before, you’ve never been on telly. Then suddenly you’re a piece of national property. You don’t think at the time, ‘Oh, maybe I should keep some of my personal stuff back for myself.’ Partly because, if you’re a 16-year-old who does that, you look too posh. Can you imagine? ‘Sorry, actually, I’d rather not comment…’ You don’t know what to be protective of.”
Ava Max tells Elite Daily magazine that the pandemic has changed the way she does photo-shoots. "[It has changed] a lot. Like, not a little bit, but a lot! All I've been doing has been virtual. Sometimes I style myself, and sometimes I don't, but I do have an amazing stylist. It is easier. I don't like shopping and trying on clothes. That's not fun for me."
The Weeknd tells Rolling Stone magazine that he was incredibly self conscious when he started becoming famous. “I wasn’t in shape, I wasn’t a pretty boy, I was awkward. I didn’t like the way I looked in pictures. When I saw myself on a digital camera, I was like, eesh.”
The Irish Mirror says Pamela Anderson wants to have another child at age 54. A source tells Heat magazine, "Pam wants to start a new family with Dan (Husband). She would love to get pregnant, but knows it would be difficult, although after Brigitte Nielsen had a baby at 54, she's still hopeful. But they're also talking to adoption agencies, filling out paperwork, and looking at the surrogacy process. Ideally, they'd love to be parents by the end of the year. Pam is crazy about Dan. She's always been young at heart, but this new romance has energized and invigorated her more than ever."
The National Enquirer claims Matthew McConaughey's wife, Camilla, allegedly wants him to run for governor of Texas. A source tells the magazine, “Matthew just needs to personally turn the corner where he can see a path to winning this thing.” He’s beloved in Texas, but he’s going to have to spend a little money researching if they’d actually vote for him. Alves is ready for the crazy year that would come with a wholehearted run for the highest elected office in their home state. McConaughey has lined up donors to help make it happen. He would run as an Independent so he can draw support from both parties. Behind that aw-shucks demeanor, there’s a strong man who’s able to focus on what needs to get done.”
Parade Magazine asked Eddie Murphy what his biggest regret is. He said he wishes he starred in ''Ghostbusters''. “'Ghostbusters'. I was supposed to be in 'Ghostbusters'. We were doing 'Trading Places' and Dan Aykroyd was like, ‘This movie 'Ghostbusters'…’ But then 'Beverly Hills Cop' came along. I wish I could have been in both, but I did 'Beverly Hills Cop' instead of 'Ghostbusters'.”
The NY Post says Tiger Woods' former mistress, Rachel Uchitel, has signed on as a spokesperson for the Sugar Baby website Seeking Arrangement. She says there is nothing wrong with younger people being paid to date older wealthy singles. “It’s for people who want to be transparent about what they want walking into a relationship. I’m a … love addict.''
Raw Story says Tiger King star Joe Exotic has hired a new attorney to get him a new trial. John M Phillips represents the family of Carol Baskin's missing husband, Don Lewis. Phillips tweeted: "Work has already begun on @joe_exotic's New Trial Motion. We are proud to be leading his team. I was sworn into the Western District of Oklahoma this morning. This isn't about tigers, television or tomfoolery, it's about justice and evidence. More soon" Exotic is in jail for hiring a hitman to kill Carole Baskin
The Daily Mail says Simon Cowell and his girlfriend, Lauren Silverman, recently had a public fight on a London street. A source tells the newspaper, ''Simon started to walk off and Lauren was walking behind him. Then he stopped and they seemed to be rowing. Simon had a face like thunder. It appeared to be very fraught. Lauren turned to move off and Simon put out his hand as if he didn't want her to walk off. Lauren put her hand up close to her mouth and made a gesture. Simon looked annoyed and got out his phone and started ringing someone. They both seemed pretty annoyed and walked in the same direction but at a distance.''
The NY Post says Matthew McConaughey has purchased a $7.8 million-dollar Hawaiian home. The home has two pools, two fire pits, an outdoor kitchen, an outdoor shower, a theater, a bocce court and a wine cellar.
NBC says Fixer Upper star Chip Gaines has hidden $1,000 checks in 10 copies of his upcoming memoir, 'No Pain, No Gaines'. He says, "Today is book day. If you're lucky enough to pre-order at the right exact second, you will find a $1,000 check." The checks are hidden on page 16 of his book.'No Pain, No Gaines' can be pre-ordered now and will be released on Tuesday, March 16th.
Top Signs Of Being A Grown Up ... According to a new survey by YouGov
owning your own home 84%
having a full-time job 78%
moving out of your parents' house 76%
shopping around for deals on household bills 70%
graduating from college 65%
getting married 62%
knowing your credit score 62%
planning meals in advance 61%
having children 53%