- Variety magazine says 8.8 million people watched the Grammys on Sunday night. That's down from 18.7 million in 2020. This year’s telecast was the lowest-rated in Grammys history
- NBC says retired New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees is joining their network as a football analyst.
- TMZ says Rob Gronkowski is returning to the Buccaneers on a one-year, $10 million dollar deal.
- Elite Daily says Jeni's Ice Cream is creating a new Dolly Parton flavor that will be released on March 15th. The company isn't saying what flavor is
- The NY Daily News says Randy Quaid is throwing an Independence Day party in Texas. He tweeted; “I’m hosting a giant 4th of July party in Texas. Every American is invited! RSVP HERE. FREE MILLER BEER! REAL ID IS REQUIRED.”
- The Sun says NBC has canceled Jennifer Lopez's show ''World of Dance.'' It aired for four seasons
Tinder To Begin Offering Background Checks: Axios says Tinder is working with a nonprofit group, called Garbo, to offer background checks on would-be dates. Garbo allows people to find out whether or not someone has a criminal record or restraining order against them. Tinder plans to integrate Garbo's service later this year.
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Olivia Rodrigo tells Billboard magazine that she would love to have Harry Styles or Taylor Swift remix 'Drivers License'. “I’ve been thinking about this. I don’t think there will be a remix, but Taylor Swift or Harry Styles. If it was one of them, I’d be like ‘yup, you can do a remix’.”
Justin Bieber tells People magazine that he's learned how to set boundaries in his life. "I definitely learned how to have boundaries, and I just don't feel like I owe anybody anything. That has helped me to be able to just say no and just be firm in it and know that my heart wants to help people, but I can't do everything. I want to sometimes, but it's just not sustainable."
Taylor Swift tells Rolling Stone magazine that her mother has been her rock throughout her career. "I talk to my mom a lot, because my mom is the one who’s seen everything. God, it takes so long to download somebody on the last 29 years of my life, and my mom has seen it all. She knows exactly where I’m coming from. And we talk endlessly. There were times when I used to have really, really, really bad days where we would just be on the phone for hours and hours and hours. I’d write something that I wanted to say, and instead of posting it, I’d just read it to her."
Ariana Grande tells Billboard magazine that her biggest musical inspiration is Mariah Carey. “I love her! I really want to sound like her. I try to model my sound after how she sounded in the '90's. ”
The Weeknd tells Rolling Stone magazine that he uses his fear as a driving force.“I think the worst thing anyone can say about an artist is, ‘He could have been great,'. I was always scared of being that guy where it’s like, ‘He could have been big. He could have been a star.’ I was afraid I’d see somebody else up there and be like, ‘You’re trying to tell me they’re better than me? Why? Because they’ve got a couple of smash records? I can do smashes. I could figure it out.’"
OK! magazine claims Alex Rodriguez is allegedly begging Jennifer Lopez not to dump him. A source tells the magazine, “In the beginning, it seemed that getting together with Jen was more of a business move for him. But clearly over time, he fell in love, although it should be pointed out that dating her was also the best career move for him ever. A-Rod is the one begging Jen to not end the engagement, J.Lo has literally changed his life. Because of Jennifer he is meeting with Presidents at inaugurations and walking red carpets at the Met ball. Alex was rich and famous before Jennifer, but now he is more famous than he has ever been — and richer, too. He is more powerful when he is attached to her, while Jennifer’s power wouldn’t diminish if he went away. They never officially broke up and talked about it but are still together.''
A source tells E! News, "They are trying to figure things out. He absolutely does not want to split up and has made many promises to try and keep her. He flew out to be with her and to prove to her how serious he is. They don't know what's going to happen. Untangling their lives, business dealings and families would be devastating to everyone involved."
A second source says, "She wants to give him a chance to make it right and really does love him."
A source tells Entertainment Tonight, "J.Lo and A-Rod are still engaged, but like all couples experience, they are having some difficulties. They had been going to therapy last year to help sort through things out in their relationship. Both J.Lo and A-Rod's kids definitely want them to work things out and want their parents to be happy, whatever that might entail Their kids have grown to be so close and they are all hoping for the best. They still love each other and remain together."
Entertainment Tonight says Lady Gaga's dognapping was featured on ''America's Most Wanted'' last night. The show is hoping to find the man that shot Gaga's dog walker, Ryan Fischer. The show premiered last night.
The National Enquirer claims Meghan Markle allegedly used her acting skills to portray the Royal family in a negative light during her interview with Oprah. A source tells the magazine, “Harry and Meghan tried to stack the deck. They carefully orchestrated their appearances to retaliate against Her Majesty, but it backfired. Never forget Meghan is an actress. She’s taught Harry well how to play the role of the poor, innocent victim facing off against the world – at least the royal world. They outraged the royals, especially Prince William, by invoking the brothers’ tragic mother, Princess Diana, in a bid for public sympathy.''
Meghan Markle's half-sister, Samantha, tells TMZ that she thinks Harry and Meghan are headed for a divorce. ''Maybe he’s already questioning it. He has to be if he has a functioning frontal lobe. He’s not 12. He’s got to have a sense of, ‘Oh, my God, everything you’ve said to me has been a lie.' I see the marriage ending in divorce unless they get extensive counseling and can agree to work on being honest, to work on apologies, to work on everyone that they’ve damaged in the course of this bull-in-a-china-shop two-year spiel. I mean, nothing about any of this has been honest, and the damage to the royals has been massive.''
The Blast says Gorilla Glue Girl Tessica Brown recently got new teeth. Her dental surgery cost $36,500. Since becoming famous, Tessica has also gotten breast implants, a breast lift and liposuction.
Hollywoodlife.com claims Tom Brady's wife, Gisele Bundchen, is supporting his decision to play several more years in the NFL. A source tells the website, “Gisele is 1000% in for Tom to continue playing for as long as he would like to play because she knows how it makes him feel. And if he continues to perform at a top level, stays healthy and safe, then why not enjoy the ride he continues to be on. He feels alive on the football field, he feels worthy, and he is absolutely in love with what he does for a living, and it makes Gisele and his family happy when he is happy. They really have a very blessed life as their relationship is built on trust and she trusts he is making the right decisions for himself and them. They are all in a perfect scenario with each other and all that they do, and they aren’t ready for any of that to change.”
Female First says Wilmer Valderrama and his fiance, Amanda, have named their daughter Nakano Oceana Valderrama. Wilmer says, '' Nakano became something that felt strong, felt unique, felt different. I thought what a cool, fun little conversation topic for our daughter to have as she grows older. But also, the respect and the heritage, and the tribute to one of those beautiful moments where my fiancée and I said 'I love you' for the first time. To commemorate that trip to Japan with our first labour of love."
The Star Tribune says two Minnesota lawmakers are introducing legislation to name a highway after Prince. The Prince Rogers Nelson Memorial Highway proposal could be debated as soon as next week. Congressman Greg Boe says, "He is a favorite son on this side of the metro ... there are a lot of fans of his music." The memorial highway would cover several miles near Prince's estate and recording studio, Paisley Park.
Delish magazine says Serendipity has created a new “Friends”-inspired ice cream flavor called "Central Perk Almond Fudge." The ice cream’s description reads a ‘’coffee-flavored ice cream with "thick fudge swirl and dark chocolate covered almonds.’’ It is available online and in select retail stores.
Serendipity also has plans to make ice creams inspired by ‘’A Christmas Story’’, ‘’Caddyshack’’ and ‘’The Goonies’’.
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