- NBC says a new study reveals that Pfizer and Moderna's coronavirus vaccines are 90% effective in the real world. They were 94% effective in tests prior to being approved by the government.
- The Daily Mail says germaphobe Howie Mandel recently wore an astronaut helmet to a taping of ''America's Got Talent''. The other judges wore regular coronavirus masks
- WGN says Volkswagen is planning to change their name in the United States to “Voltswagen”. The change is due to their shift towards electric vehicles. VW is already taking pre-orders for their new small electric SUV.
- Fansided says Starbucks has added a Golden Girls Cheesecake Frappuccino to their secret menu. It consists of a white mocha Frappe with hazelnut syrup, vanilla syrup, caramel crunch topping and whipped cream.
- Yahoo Sports says people are buying Easter trees this year. Searches have jumped by 977% over the past year. The trees are just Christmas trees decorated with Easter ornaments.
Captain Underpants Book Canceled: Courthouse News says the Captain Underpants book, “The Adventures of Ook and Gluk”, is being canceled because it contains passive racism themes. The book follows a pair of friends as they travel to 2222 to meet a martial arts instructor, who teaches them kung fu.
Author Dav Pilkey says, “I hope that you, my readers, will forgive me, and learn from my mistake that even unintentional and passive stereotypes and racism are harmful to everyone. I apologize, and I pledge to do better.”
Olivia Rodrigo tells Rolling Stone magazine that her earliest musical memory is singing along to a Taylor Swift song. “One of my earliest memories of music is singing along to Taylor Swift's "Picture to Burn" as a four-year-old child. I used to belt the song's chorus out as a little girl, which ended up inspiring me to write my own songs. I was making up songs about pickup trucks, even though I had never seen a pickup truck in my life up to that point,”
Tate McRae tells Uproxx.com that she's still trying to find her sound. “The crazy thing is that I’m still trying to find my sound. I think there are a million different ways that you can play around, and a different million different artists to work with that will shoot you in different directions. But I can’t really define what I do musically. I think it changes every month… You can do so many things nowadays.”
Billie Eilish tells Express.co.uk that she suffers from night terrors. “Sleep and not sleep have always been a big part of my life. I’ve always had really, really bad night terrors. I’ve had sleep paralysis five times. All my dreams are lucid so I control them. And I know that I’m dreaming when I’m dreaming so, I don’t even know. Sometimes I'll have dreams where the thing that was in my dream will happen the next day. It’s so weird. It’s so weird.”
Billboard magazine says Pink and her family have adopted a new dog they have named Habañero Mountain Guy Kadashi Hart.
Ariana Grande tells Billboard magazine that she's a huge Harry Potter fan. “Oh my God, I'm such a Potter nerd! For my 23rd birthday, all my friends threw me a Harry Potter themed party. Everyone wore Hogwarts robes! I also has the word “Lumos” tattooed on my hand. It's a spell from Harry Potter that produces light.”
Adweek says a new Godzilla vs. Kong Tik Tok challenge is trending online. Warner Brothers is promoting their new movie by challenging people to post their best Godzilla and Kong roars on Tik Tok. The film opens tomorrow.
The Sun says Meghan Markle's father, Thomas, allegedly wants his own sit-down interview with Oprah. A source tells the newspaper, “Thomas watched the interview she did with them and feels he deserves a chance to have his say.”
The NY Post says Sharon Osbourne has received her payout from CBS. The network let her go after she and her co-hosts got into a fight because she defended Piers Morgan's negative comments about Meghan Markle. A source tells the newspaper, “Sharon is walking away with a $5 to $10 million minimum payout and was able to spin that it was her decision to leave the show. Sharon will talk when she is ready. She still wants to give her side of the story. She has been on that show for 11 years and knows all the secrets.
OK! magazine claims Jennifer Lopez has allegedly ordered Alex Rodriguez to seek therapy because of his texting to other women. A source tells the magazine, “Jennifer is done burying her head in the sand. Things will have to change if Alex wants them to have a future together. She saw it as a betrayal and told Alex to get packing. They decided to try to work through their issues. But there are some conditions. She’s ordered Alex to get therapy and said no more scandals or they’re finished. The wedding is off, but if Alex can show that he’s committed to this relationship, Jennifer will reconsider. No one sees it lasting because a tiger can’t change his stripes. But in the end, no one tells Jennifer what to do.''
The Daily Mail says Amy Schumer dressed up for her coronavirus vaccine shot.She wore a gold dress for her first dose. Amy posted: 'I want to thank all the brave people in the medical field. But more than them I want to give a shout out to me. I’m awesome I love the people of New York. Even the annoying ones. It’s nice to see all of them. I feel excited and hopeful. I hope you do too.'
Mighty Ducks star Emilio Estevez tells Empire magazine that he is suffering from brain fog and fatigue a year after catching the coronavirus. "The long-haul effects are real. And there's been some brain fog and some level of fatigue and getting my lungs back working at 100 percent. The first few months were very, very challenging. But thank God I wasn't hospitalized. And I'm able to work out and be at close to my best. I got sick early on. And so I got COVID in March, when it was very difficult to get a test. I kept quiet about it and I was of two minds. The first was that, as a public figure, if I were to talk about it, I could shed some light. This is a very serious disease [sic], which I think we all knew, but I think a lot of people didn't know anyone who had it. And certainly the people I would meet, after I was no longer infectious, would say to me, 'Well, you're the first person I know who's had it.'"
OK! magazine says Felicity Huffman is allegedly being offered large amounts of money to do a tell-all interview about bribing college admissions officials. Felicity spent 11 days in prison for paying $15,000 to have her daughter's SAT scores fixed. A source tells the magazine, "She has been getting a ton of offers to tell her side of the story. But she's shunning them all because she doesn't feel ready. She feels she took responsibility and did her time. She should be able to quietly go back to work. But there's one more step on her road to redemption, which is explaining in her own words exactly what happened. Felicity's torn because she knows she owes that to her fans — but she's just not there yet."
Sharon Stone tells the Times magazine that she is online dating. "Online dating has been a cool learning experience, during Covid, where you really know you can’t get together: it’s a freedom. There’s a special kind of intimacy, a nice way to talk. I learnt a little bit more about how men think, and how they really are, and how their intimate selves work. I don’t know if I’m a person who’s going to get to have a relationship in my life, but I hope that I am.”
MovieWeb says Russell Crowe has joined the cast of ''Thor: Love and Thunder.'' His cameo is being kept a secret. Crowe been spotted with Chris Hemsworth and the rest of the cast in Australia.
Oprah tells Female First that she wanted to cry after she got vaccinated. “The first shot of the vaccine, I wanted to cry but didn't, just from the overwhelming sense of relief. I'd had pneumonia the previous year, and my lungs were still sensitive. I was very much afraid of the toll COVID-19 would take on me; it's why I was so super strict about the goings and comings of everyone in my space. After the second vaccination shot, I didn't feel well for about 30 hours. I had all the classic symptoms: fever, chills, lethargy. But it was such a small inconvenience to be protected against a virus that's killed so many. I thought a lot during that time about the more than half million people in this country who lost their lives because of this virus, and what they had to endure.
Collider magazine says Sylvester Stallone is writing a ''Rocky'' prequel. Sly posted that it will be a TV series. "I started out this morning by writing a treatment for a Rocky prequel For streaming. Ideally 10 episodes for a few seasons to really get to the heart of the Characters in there [sic] younger years. Imagine a time machine that will simply transport us back to the origins of Rocky. A cinematic world brimming with characters that have been beloved by people around the world for nearly five decades!"
Top 10 Motivations To Exercise… According to a new study by Sure
1. To take your mind off other things
2. To achieve something
3. To increase your overall confidence
4. Wanting to hit a target weight
5. To improve your sleep
6. To prove to yourself you can exercise
7. Going on holiday
8. Wanting to fit into old clothes
9. To shake off a bad mood
10. You get a buzz from exercising / feeling fit