- The Daily Mirror says Russians are panic buying American goods like Coca-Cola. They fear they will no longer be able to buy American products because of sanctions against Vladimir Putin.
- Business Insider says Russia banned Instagram yesterday because they don't want Russian influencers talking about their invasion of the Ukraine. 80 million Russians are now cut off from the rest of the world
- KSDK says Anheuser-Busch is moving forward with plans to suspend Budweiser sales in Russia because Vladimir Putin invaded the Ukraine.
- Chewboom says Einstein Brothers is celebrating St Patrick's Day by offering green cream cheese. The Shamrock Shmear is only available on Thursday.
- Comicbook.com says Cold Stone Creamery is celebrating St Patrick's Day by bringing back Lucky Charms Ice Cream. The ice cream is infused with Lucky Charms marshmallows, whipped cream and gold glitter. It is available for a limited time
- Rolling Stone magazine says Jussie Smollett's family is asking for him to be released from jail because they received an anonymous phone call threatening him. His lawyers are appealing his 150-day jail sentence. Jussie was found guilty of staging a hate crime
- The Sun says WWE Hall of Famer Razor Ramon has died at the age of 63. He recently had three heart attacks following complications from a surgery.
Musk Challenges Putin To Fight: Mint Magazine says Tesla owner Elon Musk challenged Russian President Vladimir Putin to a fight yesterday. He tweeted; “I hereby challenge Vladimir Putin to single combat. Stakes are Ukraine. Do you agree to this fight?" Putin has a black belt in Judo.
LAD Bible says YouTube star Jake Paul is offering a $60 million purse for a Kanye West-Pete Davidson fight. He posted; My official @MostVpromotions offer for @kanyewest & Pete Davidson. I have $30m guaranteed for Kanye. And $30m guaranteed for Pete. + PPV upside. Money will be put in escrow before 6 round boxing match. Let’s settle this beef like men, before the children get any more impacted.''
TMZ says Pete Davidson will be heading into space on March 23rd aboard Jeff Bezos' rocket. The launch will occur in West Texas. An entrepreneur, a space technologies president and a husband and wife duo will join Pete on the trip to space.
Nicolas Cage wants to star in the next Batman movie as a villain named Egghead.We Got This Covered quotes him as saying, ''I’ve been thinking about this, because we have this new, Robert Pattinson as the Batman, which I haven’t seen it yet, but I think he would be terrific, the villain that Vincent Price played on the ’60s show, Egghead. I think I want to have a go at Egghead. I think I could make him absolutely terrifying. And I have a concept for Egghead. So let them know over at Warner Bros. I’m down for Egghead.”
People magazine says Gisele Bundchen fully supports Tom Brady's decision to un-retire and play for the Buccaneers. A source tells the magazine, "Gisele has been vocal about wanting him to retire for years but she's also his biggest cheerleader. He would never do it if she weren't on board. Everything they do they decide as a family."
A second source says, "She wants Tom to be happy, but she is always worried about him getting injured.''
Gisele Bundchen recently tweeted; “Here we go again! Let’s go lovvvey! Let’s go Bucs!”
Woman's Day magazine says Jennifer Lopez allegedly dislikes George Clooney from their time on the set of "Out of Sight" and refuses to spend time with him and Ben Affleck. A source tells the magazine, “J.Lo thinks George is a bit of a snob, and deep down Ben thinks it’s strange since he and George are really quite similar men with similar backgrounds. That must have been one uncomfortable movie set back in the day! It’s such a shame because Ben and George get along like a house on fire, and Ben had all sorts of visions of them double-dating with Amal and fashioning themselves into a sort of Hollywood power foursome.”
Screen Rant says Tom Cruise recently flew his helicopter to Simon Pegg's house for a screening of ''Mission Impossible 7''. Tom landed in Simon's garden. Simon joined the franchise in 2006 and has appeared in every Mission Impossible movie since. Simon let neighbors know what was happening by posting; "Cruise landed his chopper in my garden and came round for a cup of tea... He’d always buzz the house as he went over – so we’d run into the garden and wave. It was really silly! Hey guys, just to let you know, Tom Cruise will be flying a helicopter into my back garden later, you might want to keep an eye on the horses."
Ryan Reynolds tells Screen Rant that there are several superheroes he wishes he could have played when he was younger. "I would say Wolverine, but God, I would be terrible. Honestly, I wanted to be the Flash, the Wally West version, but I think all of those ships have sailed."
Newsweek magazine says Mayim Bialik is going to host Jeopardy until May and then wants the permanent job of hosting the show. She tells Entertainment Tonight, ''I would love that. I like to say, I've lived season to season, since I was about 13 years old. So, what I know is I'm hosting until May 6, and beyond that, hopefully. My grandparents were immigrants to this country, so I think for me, in two generations being a woman and a host in that iconic role blows my mind."
Former MTV star, and little-known actor, Simon Rex, tells Hollywood Raw that Meghan Markle wrote him a thank-you note after he turned down a $70,000 offer from a tabloid to say they dated. "She was just someone I had met on a TV show and we got lunch. That was the extent of it... When that story broke, a couple British tabloids offered to pay me a lot of money to say a lie that we actually hooked up... I said no to a lot of money because I didn't feel right lying". Nothing happened. We never even kissed…It was just, like, we hung out once in a very non-datey way."
The NY Post says Tinder Swindler victim Pernilla Sjöholm lost a court battle yesterday in Amsterdam when a judge ruled in favor of a bank instead of her. She claimed the bank, which wired payments on her behalf to Simon Leviev, was responsible for her lost money because he was on a watch list and should have never received any money from her bank. The judge has referred the case to another judge for trial.
US Weekly magazine says Sandra Bullock is taking a step back from acting in order to spend more time with her family. She says, “I've been working 24/7. I take my job very seriously when I’m at work. … And I just want to be 24/7 with my babies and my family. That’s where I’m gonna be for a while.”
Spider-Man Enrolled At DePaul: The DePaulia newspaper says a DePaul University student is going viral because he walks around campus in a Spider-Man costume. Screenwriting major Dylan Lawrence started wearing the costume because he was depressed. People started asking him for pictures. He continued to wear the costume because he could see it was making people happy.
Drinking Fish Tank Cleaner Does Not Prevent Aging
The NY Post says doctors are slamming a group of fitness influencers, who have been promoting the health benefits of Methylene Blue. The anti-fungal dye is commonly used to clean fish tanks. The influencers claim that drinking the dye helps fight the effects of aging. Methylene Blue is not always harmful to the body, but experts say the claims of anti-aging benefits are completely false. One doctor says his medical school peers consumed a bottle of the dye and were stuck with a blue mouth and eyes for several months. Dr. Darren Saunders tweeted, "I have just discovered the trend of fitness influencers sticking Methylene Blue on their tongue as a 'metabolic or cognitive enhancer,' and I can't stop laughing."
March Madness A new study by Wallethub reveals that American businesses will lose $13.8 billion because of employees, who are less productive during March Madness. Other findings:
- 56% of Millennials are willing to miss work in order to watch their favorite team play in the NCAA tournament
- 78% of employees say watching March Madness at work boosts morale
- 29% of people will fill out a March Madness bracket
A new study by the University of Massachusetts reveals that walking between 6,000 and 8,000 steps per day reduces the risk of an early death by 54%. Walking the recommended 10,000 steps per day has no added benefit.
Dr. Amanda Paluch says, ''What we saw was this incremental reduction in risk as steps increase, until it levels off and the levelling occurred at different step values for older versus younger adults. Interestingly, the research found no definitive association with walking speed, beyond the total number of steps per day.''
Top Things People Clean During Their Spring Cleaning ... According to a new survey by TruGreen
Cleaning the bathroom - 56%
Cleaning out the fridge - 55%
Organizing/cleaning out the garage - 53%
Cleaning out the pantry - 48%
Mowing the lawn - 46%
Organizing the basement/attic - 44%
Raking leaves - 43%
Pruning bushes - 40%
Gardening/planting spring plants/flowers - 39%
Weeding outdoor spaces - 37%
Last week, I caught my immediate supervisor doing something they shouldn't have. If I told her boss about what I saw she would get fired. Yesterday, my immediate supervisor called me into her office and gave me a raise for no reason. The raise is without a doubt hush money. I'm torn about whether or not to take it or snitch on my supervisor. What would you do if you were me?