- PR Newswire says this year's Grammys gift bag features pet food, jewelry, wine, vodka, nuts, chocolate, restaurant gift certificates, cologne, razors, tea and books, among other things.
- ABC News says President Biden is preparing to release 1 million barrels of oil per day in an effort to control high gas prices. The release could last for several months. The cost of oil has risen by $60 per barrel in the last year.
- Fox Business News says the price of chicken breasts and ground beef are going to rise because of higher feed costs. Steak prices are expected to level out over the next year. Chicken prices could rise by as much as 70%.
- Hypebeast says Sonic is selling a mood ring on their Swag Shop website. The $10 ring turns several colors and helps people order by matching the color of one of their slushies.
- Deadline Hollywood says Eddie Murphy is going to play The Godfather of Funk, George Clinton, in a new movie about Clinton's life.
Cops Were Ready To Arrest Will Smith: Oscars producer Will Packer tells ABC that the Los Angeles Police Department were ready to arrest Will Smith after he slapped Chris Rock. “They were saying, you know, this is battery, was a word they used in that moment. They said, ‘We will go get him. We are prepared. We’re prepared to get him right now. You can press charges, we can arrest him'. They were laying out the options. And as they were talking, Chris was — he was being very dismissive of those options. He was like, ‘No, no, no, I’m fine.’ And even to the point where I said, ‘Rock, let them finish.’ The LAPD officers finished laying out what his options were and they said, ‘Would you like us to take any action?’ And he said no. He said no.”
People magazine recently asked George Lopez if he supports Will Smith or Chris Rock following their Academy Awards brawl. George said, "This is like deciding which parent you want to live with. I'm staying with my dad and Chris Rock.
''I think what Wanda Sykes said on [The Ellen DeGeneres Show] was very, very powerful. They've been friends for a long time, and a comedian never really wants to show their vulnerability. And I could tell that in Wanda, that it has affected her deeply that one of her best friends was struck like that. So, moving forward. I think that people will feel like they're able to stand up and [do what they want]. You come to enjoy a show, not to make a statement."
Bruce Willis is retiring from acting because he is suffering from a rare brain disorder that affects his ability to communicate. Actress Lala Kent tells the Los Angeles Times that Bruce has been in cognitive decline for years. She says while filming their movie ''Hard Kill'' he unexpectedly fired a gun. The director says the incident never happened. A crew member from Bruce’s low budget film, ''White Elephant'', claims he once asked, 'I know why you're here, and I know why you’re here, but why am I here?'
Hollywoodlife.com says John Travolta paid tribute to Bruce Willis yesterday following Bruce's announcement that he is retiring because of a rare brain disorder. John posted; “Bruce and I became good friends when we shared 2 of our biggest hits together, ‘Pulp Fiction’ and ‘Look Who’s Talking'. Years later he said to me, ‘John, I just want you to know that when something good happens to you I feel like it’s happening to me.’ That’s how generous a soul he is. I love you Bruce.”
Matthew Perry, who starred with Bruce in the 2000 comedy, "The Whole Nine Yards, posted; "Dear Bruce Willis, I'm so sorry to hear what you are going through, but you're still the coolest man I've met in my entire life.''
Gawker claims Prince Harry and Meghan Markle won't be attending Prince William's 40th birthday party on June 21st. A source tells the website,“The feeling is that, even if Harry and Meghan decided to come to William’s celebration, and that is a big if, their presence would bring a whole fresh set of problems, and nobody wants that. The sad truth is that William barely recognizes, let alone relates to, his younger brother any more.”
Extra says Tiger King star Joe Exotic is divorcing his husband, Dillon Passage. Joe says their union is irretrievably broken. Joe is seeking alimony and wants his name restored to Joseph Allen Maldonado. Joe is 59 while Dillon is 22.
The Daily Mail says Keanu Reeves was allegedly looking at engagement rings for his girlfriend Alexandra Grant. He looked at several rings that had diamonds, pearls and aquamarine gems. The paparazzi caught Keanu at a West Hollywood jewelry store.
Jim Carrey tells Unilad that he is worried people may start copying Paul Dano's violent Riddler character from "The Batman". “I’ve not seen it. It’s a very dark version. I have mixed emotions about it. To each his own and all that. I love him [Paul Dano] as an actor, he’s a tremendous actor. There’s a spot of worry in me over gaffer-taping people’s faces and encouraging people to do the same. Some sickos out there that might adopt that method. I do have a conscience about the things I choose. Robotnik [his Sonic 2 villain] has cartoon bombs and no one gets hurt. I know there’s a place for it, and I don’t want to criticize it, but it’s not my kind of thing… it’s very well done, those movies are very well done.”
Carrey played The Riddler in the 1995 movie ''Batman Forever''
The NY Post says Demi Moore is dating a chef named Daniel Humm. A source tells the newspaper that he owns several restaurants. “They are really hot and heavy at the moment. Daniel works long, hard hours at his restaurant Eleven Madison Park, but they still often take time to have Demi join him for romantic dinners there.”
Demi is 59 while Daniel is 46. A 12-course vegan meal at one of his restaurants costs $335.
Spectrum News says Madame Tussauds in Orlando has added a Dwayne ''The Rock'' Johnson wax statue to its collection. It shows him scaling a building while wearing a white T-shirt and cargo pants.
The Dirt says Adam Levine has purchased Rob Lowe's Montecito, California mansion for $52 million. The home has six bedrooms, eight bathrooms, a pool house, a guesthouse, wood floors, a game room, a library, a movie theater, an outdoor fireplace, a tennis court and ocean views
The NY Post says Chris Rock performed again in Boston last night. Two drunk women, named Emily DePina and Lana Hylton, were booted from the show. Lana says, “We weren’t heckling Chris Rock. We had front row seats. We were endorsing him, responding to his jokes. He was interacting with us but security took us out. They came to us about three times. The first time, they said we were too loud, that we couldn’t interact with someone on stage. The second time, they said we were heckling him. The third time…we switched sweats and then I got kicked out. All we did was interact and respond to the comedian. They are so afraid that someone is going to say something that they kicked us out before we could.”
The Daily Mail says Bruce Willis' current brain disorder may be linked to an injury he suffered while filming the 2004 movie ''Tears of the Sun''. He says a special effects explosive hit him in the head and caused substantial 'mental and physical injuries'. Bruce sued and settled his lawsuit in 2005.
A new survey by Prospectus Global reveals that 20% of people would rather eat a chocolate bar than make love. Other findings:
- 19% of people say they love a good Twix bar.
- The average person eats three candy bars a week
- 16% of people call themselves a 'chocoholic'
- favorite chocolate ... milk chocolate (67%) followed by dark chocolate (22%) and white chocolate (11%)
Most Common Ways People React To April Fools’ Day Pranks ... According to a new survey by National Today
1. Smile and say, “That was a good one” . . . 45% of people do this.
2. Prank them back, 31%.
3. Get mad but get over it, 10%.
4. Keep a poker face and don’t give them the satisfaction of a reaction, 7%.
5. Get quietly furious, 5%.
People Most Likely To Be Pranked ... According to a new survey by National Today
One of your kids
Houseplants Are Sexy
A new survey by Craftjack reveals that 35% of singles are turned on by houseplant owners. Other findings:
- 63% of people added plants to their home during the pandemic
- the terms 'plant mom' and 'plant dad' have jumped by 15% and 30% respectively on Tinder in the last year
TOP 10 WAYS PARENTS REWARD THEIR KIDS FOR EATING HEALTHY … According to a new survey by Dolmio
1. Ice cream
4. A pudding
5. Extra time on their game console
6. A sweet treat after school
7. Extra time on their tablet
8. Letting them eat in front of the TV
9. A new toy
10. Getting an extra sticker on their reward chart
I recently got into a fight with my friends. They come into my home and immediately open my fridge and start eating my food. It happened several times before I said something last weekend. This caused a disturbance between us. They say once we become friends and I invite them over, than they have carte blanche when it comes to my refrigerator. I told them I think people should ask first before going into someone's fridge. They disagree. What do you think about this? Do you agree with them or me? They said if we weren't friends it would be different