- WLNS says 50% of American adults have received at least one coronavirus vaccine shot.
- The Dallas News says a new 2022 gubernatorial poll reveals that Matthew McConaughey currently leads Texas Governor Greg Abbott 45% to 33%. Matthew has yet to announce his official run for Governor of Texas.
- The NY Post says Fox Sports announcer Joe Buck is going to guest host ''Jeopardy'' sometime this Summer.
- TMZ says Bachelor star Colton Underwood has no plans to date. He came out last week and is now spending time with his family in Denver.
- Entertainment Tonight says Courteney Cox is going to star in a new series on Starz called "Shining Vale." The horror-comedy is about a dysfunctional family that moves to a small town and lives in a house where horrible things happened
- The NY Daily News says Chuck Geschke, the man who developed the PDF, has died at the age of 81. Chuck co-founded Adobe with John Warnock.
- NBC says Felix Silla, who played Cousin Itt on ''The Addams Family'', has died at the age of 84. He was battling cancer.
- CNN says Reese's Peanut Butter Cups is launching their own makeup line. The limited edition collection is not edible and includes eyeshadows, lip balms and makeup brushes. Ulta will sell the line.
Hooray for Hollywood: Here are this past weekend's box office results.
1. Godzilla vs. Kong - $7.7 Million
2. Nobody - $2.5 Million
3. The Unholy - $2 Million
4. Raya and the Last Dragon - $1.9 Million
5. Tom & Jerry - $1 Million
6. Voyagers - $790K
7. In the Earth - $506K
8. The Croods: A New Age - $310K
9. Chaos Walking - $215K
10. The Marksman - $160K
The NY Post says the New York police recently arrested Hanks Johnson for trying to sneak into Taylor Swift's Manhattan apartment building.The 52 year-old was busted for trespassing and had an open warrant.
Ariana Grande tells Elle magazine that she would live in the studio if she could."If I could, I would not do anything else. I'd just be in the studio for my whole life. I would never go to parties, events, and red carpets. I would rather just be in the studio for the whole time. I don't even care. Nobody has to know what I look like. I just want to make music."
Dua Lipa tells Vogue magazine that a great accessory improves every outfit. "I love accessorizing with jewelry. I think that is always really fun, and I love pairing colorful rings to match my outfit. Even if you’re wearing something quite plain, accessories always lift your mood. [And] I have two to four liters [of water] a day. It is like my jewelry, and my water bottle is always with me."
24kGoldn tells SFWeekly.com that he credits his success to digital media platforms. “I owe a large part of my career to my ability to navigate this digital landscape better than my peers,”
Justin Bieber tells US Weekly magazine that the bird tattoo on his neck has a special significance. “I love the bird on my neck that I got from Dr. Woo. It’s a reminder to use the gifts God has given me and give it all I have — to fly above all of the [hate]. ”
The NY Post says Meghan Markle watched Prince Phillip's funeral on TV. She sent a handwritten card and a wreath. The wreath had rosemary, lavender, roses and campanula. Campanula symbolizes gratitude and everlasting love, rosemary symbolizes remembrance and lavender symbolizes devotion. The London flowers were locally sourced.
Naughty Gossip says Prince William asked to not walk beside Prince Harry at Prince Phillip's funeral. A source tells the website, “As far as the others are concerned, there is a deep sense of protection towards the Queen and resentment towards Harry. There is little sympathy for him after what he and Meghan said on Oprah … They are still very upset. They all think Harry has behaved appallingly.''
The NY Post says Prince Charles, Prince Harry and Prince William met for hours following Prince Phillip's funeral. A source tells the newspaper, “It’s early days but you’d hope this is exactly the first step Philip would have wished for. It is not known what was said behind closed doors and when the cameras were turned off, but it’s unfathomable to think Megxit and Oprah did not come up.''
The Daily Mail says Henry Smith, the company that made Prince Phillip's coffin, also made coffins for Jimi Hendrix and Freddie Mercury.
Female First, citing The Sun, says Justin Bieber is going to make a cameo in HBO Max's "Friends" reunion special. A source says he will wear Ross's famous Spudnik potato costume. "Justin was honored to be involved and didn’t mind sending himself up wearing a ridiculous costume. It was all run like a military operation to keep details under wraps, and Justin nailed it."
Radar Online says Jennifer Lopez has no plans to return her $1.8 million engagement ring to Alex Rodriguez. A source tells the website that Jennifer believes the ring was a gift. “Jen and Alex finally split a few weeks ago but waited to announce it until all their business deals and family details were sorted out. Since they got together, they blended their kids together and work on several business together. It took a while to split up the assets and also the two families. She is upset but she is not letting her emotions get in the way of making good decisions. Jen has been here before and once again proving she is the boss. Jen has never shared the fate of the engagement ring she got from Ben Affleck, she’s not going to share what she did with the ring from Alex.''
OK! magazine claims things are allegedly tense between Lori Loughlin and Mossimo Giannulli following their release from prison for bribing college admissions officials with $500,000. A source tells the magazine, "Loughlin“is extremely embarrassed about putting the family through such an experience. Giannulli is pretty over Hollywood in general, whereas Lori’s eager to clear her name and get back on TV. Lori’s told pals that they plan to seek therapy when Mossimo’s up for it, but she’s not pressuring him so soon. They both need to learn to forgive and be kind to each other.”
The Hollywood Reporter says Dwayne ''The Rock'' Johnson has purchased Paul Reiser's Beverly Park, California mansion for $27.8 million. The 17,630-square foot home has six bedrooms, a tennis court, a baseball diamond, a guest house, a gym, olive trees, elevators, a movie theater, indoor and outdoor pools and a music studio. Alex Van Halen originally built the home in 1993 before selling to Reiser. Neighbors include Denzel Washington, Sly Stallone, Rod Stewart, Eddie Murphy and Sofía Vergara.
Female First says Robert De Niro and his lawyers claim he is being forced to work because of his ex-wife's expensive tastes. Grace Hightower requested an emergency order to raise her monthly credit limit from $50,000 to $100,000. Robert's lawyer, Caroline Krauss, says, "Mr. De Niro is 77 years old, and while he loves his craft, he should not be forced to work at this prodigious pace because he has to. When does that stop? When does he get the opportunity to not take every project that comes along and not work six-day weeks, 12-hour days so he can keep pace with Ms. Hightower’s thirst for Stella McCartney? He could get sick tomorrow, and the party’s over."
We Got This Covered says Robert Pattinson is allegedly going to be offered $20 million for a second Batman movie. He is making $5 million for "The Batman". Christian Bale earned $9 million for ''Batman Begins''.
The Hollywood Reporter says Amazon's first season of their Lord of the Rings show is going to cost $465 million. New Zealand tourism officials say Amazon's initial season is going to cost closer to $650 million. HBO spent $100 million per season on ''Game of Thrones.''
Ace Showbiz says Mark and Donnie Wahlberg's mother, Alma, has passed away at the age of 78.
Mark posted: "My angel. Rest in peace."
Donnie wrote: "I'm so blessed to have been brought into this world by, raised by, taught by and set on my life's path by, such an amazing woman. My mom Alma's joy for life, love and people - combined with a pride in her humble beginnings and refusal to forget where she came from - undoubtedly shaped me into the man that I am. I've often said, if you like anything about me, I got it from Alma. I say that, because it's true. She was, without a doubt, the most loving human being I've ever known. I never heard her say, or do, anything disrespectful to anyone. She was, as anybody who ever came across her knows, true blue.
Like so many moms who struggled, overcame odds, made something from nothing and pulled off the impossible for their children, she never complained. She did what needed to be done, most often, with a smile. She made the best of times in the worst of times. That was Alma - mother, sister, daughter, grandmother, friend, ally, warrior, angel. She made no apologies for who she was, but never put herself above anyone else. She kicked our butts if we messed up, kicked anyone else's butts if they messed with us. Taught us right, made us pay the price when we were wrong."
THE 20 BEST THINGS TO COME OUT OF AMERICA … According to a new survey by Lottoland
1. Netflix 2. Disney 3. Coca Cola 4. McDonald’s 5. Apple 6. KFC 7. Barack Obama 8. Hollywood movies 9. Elvis Presley 10. NASA 11. Levi’s 12. Tom Hanks 13. Ben and Jerry’s 14. Stephen Spielberg 15. Martin Luther King 16. Star Wars 17. FRIENDS 18. Nike 19. Facebook 20. Stephen King