- The NY Times says the FDA and the Centers for Disease Control are going to stop using the Johnson & Johnson vaccine because of clotting cases. Other states followed the FDA and CDC yesterday in suspending J&J vaccines. Reuters says one person has died due to a blood clot while another is in critical condition. Dr. Anthony Fauci says the pausing of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine should only last days to weeks.
- NBC says veterinarians are now signing up to give coronavirus vaccine shots.They have to be licensed and screened before being approved to administer the shots.
- Business Insider says Pfizer is ramping up production of its coronavirus vaccine and will meet its goal of 300 million doses for America two weeks early
- The Daily Mail’s says Moderna's coronavirus vaccine is 90% effective six months after the second shot.
- Collider magazine says Netflix has ordered a third and fourth season of ''Bridgerton.''
Cops Deliver Baby On Side Of Road: WLKY says Kokomo, Indiana police officers Samantha Rehberg and Gabrielle Uhrin are being hailed as heroes for helping deliver a baby on the side of the road. They were on duty when a child ran towards them and said his mother was having a baby inside their minivan. Samantha and Gabrielle called for medics and then delivered the baby. The family was rushed to a nearby hospital where they are doing fine.
Survey: We asked mothers, "Did your water break in a weird or funny place? If so, what happened?"
Dua Lipa tells RepublicWorld.com that she wants her musical career to emulate Madonna's. "Madonna peaked in her forties with one of the most iconic pop albums known. I want to be like that. I think women in music can work for as long as they want to."
Bruno Mars tells NME.com that he worries about weird things while writing and recording his music. “The weirdest things go through my head when I'm writing music. It’s stupid things I obsess over, like, ‘Are people going to get off the dance floor because I said something stupid about a dragon?’ Like, who else thinks of stuff like that?”
Justin Bieber tells GQ magazine that he and his wife, Hayley, are planning to have children. “I just felt like that was my calling. Just to get married and have babies and do that whole thing. Not this second, but we will eventually.”
The Weeknd tells Rolling Stone magazine that appearing on 'American Dad' was his way of saying thank you to comedy shows. “I’m an Adult Swim geek. I grew up on that. In my dark times, they took me out of my head. Appearing on that show was me saying, ‘Thank you for being there and making me laugh.’ Comedy’s always a big thing in my house.”
Ariana Grande tells Apple Music that she relates to teens, who can't attend their proms due to the pandemic. "Believe it or not, I never went to prom. I don’t feel like I missed out, though, because I was working on 'Victorious' at the time. We were having a lot of fun and I felt like I did have a high school experience with my cast mates there, but it was just a little different. We had our school room and we had our tutor and we had each other. We even had an episode that was prom-themed, so that felt prom-y except with the 'Cut!' and the 'Can we take that from the top?' But yeah, that was my prom. That’s the closest I ever got to a prom, just so you know."
The Daily Mail says Simon Cowell's Botox treatments have left him with a permanently sad expression. Dr. Sarah Tonks tells the paper, ''Now it looks like an attempt has been made to soften the wrinkles and lines around his eyes. The two things together here have given this really sad appearance.''
Survey: "Do you know anyone who has had a cosmetic surgery procedure and now looks bizarre and weird? If so, what happened?"
The Week Magazine says a court in India recently dismissed a lawsuit against Prince Harry. A woman sued him because she claimed he reneged on a promise to marry her. The woman wanted the court to take action against the Prince. They refused and booted her
Consequence of Sound says Eddie Vedder, the Foo Fighters, Jennifer Lopez and more artists are going to perform on Saturday, May 8th at “VAX Live: The Concert to Reunite the World”. Selena Gomez is going to host the concert on various networks.
The NY Post says Ben Affleck's ex-girlfriend, Ana de Armas, has been spotted with a mystery man in Los Angeles. The man resembles Ben. The couple was seen walking their dogs and then having lunch.
Entertainment Tonight says the cast of ''ER'' is reuniting for a reunion episode on Thursday, April 22nd. The reunion is going to benefit Waterkeeper Alliance, an organization that works to ensure every community has drinkable, fishable and swimmable water.. George Clooney, Julianna Margulies, Noah Wyle, Anthony Edwards and other cast members will take part in the reunion
Hollywoodlife.com says contrary to published reports, Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez have not broken up. A source tells the website, “Jennifer and Alex are going to stay together. They’re completely back on and are doing their best to work things out. It’s not been an easy road, but they are committed to it. Their lives are so intertwined in their businesses and with the kids that it was really worth it to them to put in the work and make it happen. They really love each other’s children and are one big, giant family and that’s hard to find. They both realize that. There’s still a lot that needs to be done, but Jennifer has made it clear she does not want to lose Alex.”
The NY Post says Mr. Rogers' Pittsburgh home is up for sale for $850,000. He and his wife, Joanne, lived in the 3,700-square foot brick home in the late 1950s and early 1960s. The home has a concrete porch, French doors, a backyard, tiled floors, a fireplace and a basketball hoop.
The Blast says retired boxer Floyd Mayweather was spotted in Miami purchasing four Hermes Birkin bags in just 10 minutes. He spent over $80,000 on the bags and then showed off an $18 million diamond watch.
Brobible says Jaleel White, aka Steve Urkel, has launched a new cannabis line called Purple Urkle. He says, ''The thing that always stood out to me was there no clear brand leader for fire purple weed. It made no sense to me, that no company of significance had claimed this lane, so why not me?”
Showbiz411 says the ratings for Jeopardy have dipped by 1 million in the last two months. Dr. Oz lost 300,000 viewers from his first week to his second week and only averaged 4.9 million watchers
Mark Wahlberg tells Ellen DeGeneres that his 17 year-old daughter, Ella, has started driving. ‘’I can't wait to get her her first car soon. She finally realised that it's not a game, getting behind the wheel. She jumped out of a golf cart and left me there to crash..., so we've gone back to the drawing board. I'm in the passenger seat and she was messing around. I'm like, 'You have to slow down; there's a sharp corner here...' And she said, 'It's OK, it's fine', and then she started to veer off the road... and she just bailed out. She'll be driving safe and soon, hopefully."
TOP REASONS PEOPLE EXERCISE … According to a new survey by One Poll
To improve my health overall - 54%
To have more energy - 50%
To improve my mental health and de-stress - 50%
To gain muscle/strength - 46%
To lose weight - 44%
To stay busy during the pandemic - 40%
To keep up with my kids - 35%