- ABC says Chris Harrison is not going to host the upcoming season of ''The Bachelorette'' because of racially insensitive comments he recently made. Former Bachelorettes Tayshia Adams and Kaitlyn Bristowe will now host.
- NBC says the average price for a regular gallon of gas has jumped by 25% in the last three weeks. The price spike is due to higher crude oil costs and the lingering effects of Winter Storm Yuri, which shut down Texas refineries
- TMZ says someone is calling 911 and requesting the police go to Jennifer Lopez's home. The calls started after she performed at Joe Biden's inauguration
- The Daily Mail says Kaley Cuoco is going to play Doris Day in an upcoming TV series. The show is based on Doris's biography. She starred in twenty films in the 50s and 60s.
- NBC Sports says 36.7 million Americans are going to fill out a March Madness bracket. That's down 8% from the last time the tournament was held in 2019. 30.6 million Americans will make a bet on a March Madness game. That's up from 17.8 million in 2019.
Hooray for Hollywood: Here are this past weekend's box office results.
1. Raya and the Last Dragon - $5.5 Million
2. Tom & Jerry - $4 Million
3. Chaos Walking - $2.2 Million
4. Boogie - $730K
5. The Croods: A New Age - $520K
6. The Marksman - $465K
7. Jathi Ratnalu - $460K
8. The Little Things - $400K
9. Wonder Woman 1984 - $245K
10. The Father - $312K
Markle For President: The NY Post says Meghan Markle is planning to run for President. She is networking with senior Democrats and is putting together plans for fundraising teams.
A source is quoted by the newspaper as saying, “The Blairite, internationalist and Democratic party networks are buzzing with talk about Meghan’s political ambitions and potential backers.''
A friend of Megan's says, “One of the reasons she was so keen not to give up her American citizenship was so she had the option to go into politics.''
Entertainment Tonight says Justin Bieber won a Country Grammy Award last night. He and Dan + Shay won for Best Country Duo/Group Performance for their song ‘’10,000 Hours’’.
The Robb Report says Adam Levine has purchased a Montecito, California mansion for $22.7 million. The estate was designed in 1923 and sits on five acres. The mansion has five bedrooms, a five car garage, a guest house, a fireplace, a pool, a movie theater, a wine cellar, a putting green, a creek, fountains and a tennis court.
Billie Eilish tells Billboard magazine that she's glad she was homeschooled.“I’m so glad I didn’t go to school, because if I had, I would never have the life I have now. The only times I ever wished I could go were so I could [mess] around. At times I just wanted to have, like, a locker, and have a school dance that was at my own school, and get to not listen to the teacher and laugh in class. Those were the only things that were interesting to me. And once I realized that, I was like, Oh, I actually don’t want to do the school part of school at all."
Gabby Barrett tells People magazine that she is taking a short break from music to focus on motherhood. "I'll be off the map for a bit. I think it's really important to focus on [my daughter] for that amount of time and just really take a break from music. You can look forward to, if the pandemic ends, me starting up in the Summer for some cool stuff."
Olivia Rodrigo tells Billboard magazine that she is obsessed with No Doubt's 'Simple Kind of Life.' "I love No Doubt. I think that Gwen Stefani is one of my favorite songwriters ever. She's so honest. Even in this song, she's like, 'I always thought I'd be a mom.' I'm like, 'Who says that?' That's so great. But everyone thinks it, but nobody always just has the intelligence to put it in a song, I guess. And she does it. She's just so brutally honest and emotional and I'm obsessed with her. So this is one of my favorite No Doubt tracks."
BuzzFeed News says Beyonce's nine- year-old daughter, Blue Ivy, won a Grammy for Best Music Video for "Brown Skin Girl." She is the second youngest person ever to win a Grammy. Beyonce and Wizkid are also part of the video.
24kGoldn tells NME magazine that being in the pandemic is like being in a cocoon. “I would say just figure out the best way to use your time. If you don’t have to be at work, there’s 24 hours in a day, you can sleep eight of them and still have 16 hours to exercise, learn, read, and still relax. Right now, it’s like being in a cocoon. You’re stuck inside so you might as well flourish and get yourself ready to go. Be a butterfly and take on the world out there.”
The NY Post says Jennifer Lopez and Lenny Kravitz may be getting close on the set of their new movie "Shotgun Wedding." He gave her daughter guitar lessons before she blasted his song ''Fly Away'' from her hotel balcony. A source tells the newspaper, “He’s a much nicer guy than A-Rod, but he’s a player, too. Jennifer always says she hates being alone but she should be careful.”
The NY Post says Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez are having relationship issues.Brobible, citing US Weekly Magazine, claims Alex Rodriguez allegedly made reality TV star Madison LeCroy sign a non-disclosure agreement before they secretly started talking. Madison has been quoted as saying, "Just an acquaintance. He's never physically cheated on his fiancée with me."
The Sun says the couple released a joint statement saying, “All reports are inaccurate.” A source tells the newspaper, “Jen and Alex have been arguing about the rumors he has been messaging other women. There has been tension over their pre-nup, which Alex did not want to sign after J-Lo insisted her lawyers include a cheating clause.”
Alex added: “We are working through some things.”
A source tells Celebrity Insider , ''Alex is convincing Jennifer to try and work things out. Jennifer’s giving herself time to think about their future. They have investments together and their children are really close. The idea of untangling it seems like such a massive undertaking that she does not want to exit the relationship too quickly.''
A source tells E! News, "Alex has had problem texting girls for years. There is no proof that he has moved past the texting flirtation stage, but the evidence had continued piling up and became too much too ignore."
Another source tells E! News, "Jennifer has ended things with Alex. After months of questioning things and fighting, Jennifer felt like she could no longer trust Alex anymore."
A source tells Entertainment Tonight, "The couple has called off their engagement and have decided their relationship has run its course. Jennifer felt like moving forward to marriage wasn’t right. Recently Alex’s character has been called into question and that didn’t sit right with Jennifer."
A source tells Hollywoodlife.com, “Friends couldn’t help but see something was off in Jen and Alex’s relationship. They had been spending more time apart and Alex was traveling more for work. Their chemistry just wasn’t the same.''
Brobible says former baseball star Jose Canseco predicted Alex Rodriguez and Jennifer Lopez would break up.
On March 10th, 2019, he tweeted: ''Watching World of Dance watching J.Lo text Alex Rodriguez little does she know that he is cheating on her with my ex-wife Jessica poor girl she has no idea who he really is. Alex Rodriguez stop being a piece of s*** stop cheating on Jennifer Lopez.
On January 12th, 2021, Jose tweeted: ''Alex Rodriguez and Jennifer Lopez will go their separate ways this year and Alex Rodriguez will hook up with a fitness model.''
TMZ says the Montecito, California police arrested Nikolas Brooks for trespassing twice on Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's property. The 37-year-old drove from Ohio to meet the couple. He did not say what he wanted from them.
The Daily Mail says Sarah Jessica Parker's ''Sex and the City'' reboot contract has a no nudity clause. She tells the newspaper, ''Some people have a perks list and they are legendary. They have to have white candles in their room. I don't have a crazy list like that. I've just always had a no-nudity clause. I'm a modest person. She also insisted that a body double is a no-go too. You couldn't pay me enough to have someone pretend they were me doing a nude scene. No body doubles — that's part of my contract.''
Tom Holland tells London's Heart FM that he is open to replacing Daniel Craig as James Bond. "Should they want to do a younger James Bond, you best believe I would be there. It would be an actual dream come true. I've got to remind myself that I'm lucky enough as it is, Spider-Man is an absolute delight and privilege to play, but you know, should they want to do a younger James Bond you best believe I would be there. It is what it is, we'll have to wait and see.''
Entertainment Tonight says Tom Cruise is selling his 320-acre Telluride, Colorado estate for $48.6 million. The 11,000 square foot mansion has seven bedrooms, nine bathrooms, mountain views, a pool table, wood furnishings, a game room, a gym and two fireplaces
Ozzy Osbourne tells Female First that he built a shooting range in his home during the pandemic. "I have got this new hobby of shooting an air rifle in the garden. It is a compressed air rifle, not a bullet gun. It is good fun. It gets me out of my head, man. When I am in my house, I worry I never am going to walk properly or do another gig. So, I have got to get something to take my mind off of me. I have got a rangefinder thing. It’s astounding when you put it on. "I am a good shot. I’m hitting them smack in the middle. But this has been great for me. I have been thinking of melodies."
E! News says Blake Lively recently poked fun at her husband, Ryan Reynolds, with the following tweet: "Fun Fact: #RyanReynolds had revealed that Hollywood star #BradPitt wanted the actor to bring a cup of coffee for him as his fee for doing a cameo in 'Deadpool 2'. In the #Deadpool sequel, Pitt made a surprising blink-and-you-miss-it appearance as the meta-superhero's ally known as The Vanisher. Weird... My husband didn't invite me to set that day."
Breitbart says Matthew McConaughey's benefit concert, to help Texans affected by Winter Storm Yuri, is going to stream on his YouTube channel on March 21st.It will include performances by Willie Nelson, George Strait, Don Henley, Gary Clark Jr., Kelly Clarkson, Khalid, Kirk Franklin, Leon Bridges, Lyle Lovett, Miranda Lambert, Post Malone, and more.
The Jo Blo website says the nominations for this year's Razzie Awards, honoring the worst in film, were announced on Friday.
365 Days Absolute Proof Dolittle Fantasy Island Music
Robert Downey, Jr. - Dolittle Mike Lindell (The “My Pillow” Guy) - Absolute Proof Michele Morrone - 365 Days Adam Sandler - Hubie Halloween David Spade - The Wrong Missy
Anne Hathaway - The Last Thing He Wanted AND Roald Dahl's The Witches Katie Holmes - Brahms: The Boy II AND The Secret: Dare to Dream Kate Hudson – Music Lauren Lapkus - The Wrong Missy Anna-Maria Sieklucka - 365 Days
Worst Supporting Actress
Glenn Close - Hillbilly Elegy Lucy Hale - Fantasy Island Maggie Q - Fantasy Island Kristen Wiig - Wonder Woman 1984 Maddie Ziegler - Music
Worst Supporting Actor
Chevy Chase - The Very Excellent Mr. Dundee Rudy Giuliani (As "Himself") - Borat, Subsequent Movie-Film Shia LeBeouf - The Tax Collector Arnold Schwarzeneggar - Iron Mask Bruce Willis - Breach, Hard Kill AND Survive the Night
Worst Screen Combo
Maria Bakalova & Rudy Giuliani (Yes, That Really IS Rudy Giuliani!) - Borat Subsequent Movie-Film Robert Downey Jr. & His Utterly Unconvincing "Welsh" Accent – Dolittle Harrison Ford & That Totally Fake-Looking CGI “Dog” – Call of the Wild Lauren Lapkus & David Spade - The Wrong Missy Adam Sandler & His Grating Simpleton Voice - Hubie Halloween
Worst Remake, Rip-off or Sequel
365 Days (Polish Remake/Rip-Off of Fifty Shades of Grey) Dolittle (Remake) Fantasy Island (Remake/”Re-Imagining”) Hubie Halloween (Remake/Rip-Off of Ernest Scared Stupid) Wonder Woman 1984 (Sequel)
Pandemic Weight Gain Survey
A new survey by the American Psychological Association reveals that 61% of people have gained weight during the pandemic. Other findings:
- 40% of people were already overweight prior to the pandemic.
- 42% of people have gained more weight than they intended over the past year.
- the average pandemic weight gainer has put on 29 pounds
- 10% of people have gained more than 50 pounds during the pandemic
- 68% of people have been snacking more since the pandemic started
- 54% of people have been exercising less since the pandemic started.