- A new survey by the Morning Consult reveals that 22% of Americans have booked a trip and will be traveling in the next 90 days. Around 20% of Americans are vaccinated.
- TMZ says Macaulay Culkin and his partner, Brenda Song, are the proud parents of a new baby boy named Dakota Song Culkin. He weighed 6 lbs, 14 oz
- Charles Barkley tells The Jim Brockmire Podcast that he was approached about doing ''Monday Night Football.'' “I like football, but I ain’t gonna be one of these jackasses get on TV and act like he know about football.”
- Business Insider says researchers have found that your smartphone has 18 times more bacteria than a public restroom. People are disinfecting their phones with UV lights
- NBC says a San Diego zoo worker was bitten by an African bush viper yesterday. The worker was taken to the hospital to be evaluated. There is no anti-venom for the African bush viper. It's bites can be fatal because they cause internal bleeding.
The Dirt says Madonna has purchased The Weeknd's Hidden Hills, California estate for $19.3 million. The home has nine bedrooms, nine bathrooms, a piano, LED lighting, a wine room, glass walls, a library, a media lounge, a gym and a pool.
Olivia Rodrigo tells Rolling Stone magazine that J. J. Abrams' daughter, Gracie Abrams, inspired 'Drivers License'. “One of my favorite artists and one of the coolest people ever is Gracie Abrams. She’s signed to my same record label, so they’re like, ‘Oh, we’ll have you meet,’ And I’m like, ‘I literally don’t think I can meet her. I think I would just evaporate. I’m her biggest fan.’ I’ve heard the best things, and I’ve been DMing her on Instagram and I told her that ‘Drivers License’ was so inspired by her and she’s like, ‘Oh, that’s amazing.’”
Billie Eilish tells Vanity Fair magazine that Aurora's 'Runaway' music video inspired her to pursue a career in music.“When I was 12, I saw Aurora’s ‘Runaway’ music video. Something inside me clicked, like, that is what I want to do, no matter whether it goes anywhere or not.”
Dua Lipa tells Vogue magazine that she keeps herself busy while quarantining by experimenting with colorful outfits. "I like experimenting with different colors and shapes, and I think that is part of the fun. That has also been keeping me optimistic."
Ritt Momney tells Rolling Stone magazine that he realized he wanted to be in music in the ninth grade. "In ninth grade, I got my first music production software. I was messing around with it and just loved doing it. At that point, it felt like I wanted to do this as much as I can, take it as far as I can. It seemed unrealistic that I could make a career out of it at the time, but I just loved doing it."
Justin Bieber tells Billboard magazine that his identity is no longer wrapped up in his career. “I changed my priorities so that I didn’t become another statistic of young musicians that ended up, like, not making it. There was a time where I really did have my identity wrapped up in my career, but I really do have an overflow of feeling like my purpose is to use my music to inspire.”
Sounds Like Nashville says Luke Bryan missed American Idol last night because he tested positive for the coronavirus. He posted: “I’m sad to say I won’t be a part of tonight’s first live @AmericanIdol show. I tested positive for COVID but I’m doing well and look forward to being back at it soon”. Paula Abdul filled in.
OK! magazine claims Dr.Oz and Ken Jennings are allegedly feuding over who will be the next ''Jeopardy'' host. A source tells the magazine, "The two seem to be the top contenders, and they’ve been trading potshots and snarky comments behind the scenes. Jennings is the fan-favorite, but producers are on the fence about him because of his unfortunate social media comments. This rivalry is only going to get uglier until producers make up their minds and pick someone.”
When asked about Aaron Rodgers, Jeopardy producer Mike Richards told NBC Sports, “You can see, even with the second show, his voice got better, his command got better, He started to enjoy it and have fun. He treated us all so well. He hated to go and we hated to see him go.”
Reuters says a pair of Kanye West Yeezy sneakers are expected to be auctioned off for more than $1 million. The prototype was placed up for sale yesterday. Kanye wore the shoes to the 2008 Grammys . They were used to create the rest of his Adidas line.
Access Hollywood says Prince Harry paid tribute to his late grandfather, Prince Philip, yesterday with a post that read; “My grandfather was a man of service, honour and great humour. He was authentically himself, with a seriously sharp wit, and could hold the attention of any room due to his charm—and also because you never knew what he might say next. He will be remembered as the longest reigning consort to the Monarch, a decorated serviceman, a Prince and a Duke. But to me, like many of you who have lost a loved one or grandparent over the pain of this past year, he was my grandpa: master of the barbecue, legend of banter, and cheeky right ‘til the end.''
WVLA says Kevin James is going to portray New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton in a new Netflix movie titled "Home Team". The movie is about Payton's 2012 suspension from the NFL for offering bounties to his players. Payton coached his son's sixth grade football team in the year he was away from the NFL.
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just imagine, they actually make a movie about your life and you're like "oh wow, who did they get to play me?" and the answer is Paul Blart: Mall Cop
I would rather watch a movie with Sean Payton playing Kevin James
This is the real punishment for bountygate
A better, more appropriate movie would be able Kevin James playing Andy Reid heading to a Kansas City BBQ establishment for dinner.
TMZ says Ellen DeGeneres has sold her Beverly Hills home for $47 million. She purchased the mansion from Adam Levine in 2019 for $45 million. It has a pool, an outdoor kitchen, a pizza oven, a fire pit, a bar, a stone fireplace, a guest house, a spa, a tennis court and a gym
Radar Online claims Rege-Jean Page allegedly quit ''Bridgerton'' because his character was not going to be a focal point in season two. A source says he and producer Shonda Rhimes are feuding. “If you look at all the big names who have left [Rhimes’ hit show] ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ in the past, you see you don’t disagree with Shonda, nobody is bigger than the show.''
Hollywoodlife.com says Lori Loughlin's husband, Mossimo Giannulli, allegedly wants to do a tell-all interview about their college admissions scandal. A source tells the website, “Originally he did not want to do a sit down type of interview with Lori. But that has changed. Since the Netflix documentary has come out, he’s been wanting to do an interview. He wants to now give his side of the story and support his wife. Lori has always wanted Mossimo to take part in an interview when she’s ready to talk. It’s a very difficult situation and she needs to speak to her lawyers about what she can say and what she shouldn’t say. She wants some control in the interview. She wants some control in the interview. There have been offers for interviews, but she’s still not ready. She’s getting closer now that Mossimo is home.”
TMZ says Olivia Wilde and Jason Sudeikis have gotten a restraining order against a stalker. The stalker shows up at Olivia's home and claims he's dating her. He also has been complaining about her boyfriend, Harry Styles.
TOP 10 THINGS PARENTS WISH THEY LEARNED AT SCHOOL … According to a new survey of 1,000 parents by One Poll
1. How to save money
2. How to organize your finances e.g. budgeting
3. How to invest money
4. How to look after your mental health
5. How tax works
6. The importance of confidence
7. How to cook everyday meals
8. How to start a business
9. How to buy a house
10. How to create a CV