- Business Insider says Dr. Anthony Fauci is getting a Snapchat account so he can encourage young people to get a coronavirus vaccine shot. Fauci says vaccinating 70% to 85% of America's population will allow for normal life to return
- The Daily Mail says the U.S. State Department is issuing a Do Not Travel advisory for 80% of the countries in the world because of the coronavirus. Level 4 is usually reserved for countries like Afghanistan and North Korea.
- The Genetic Literacy Project says you are three times more likely to get hit by lightning than to die from a covid vaccine shot
- KFTA says Walmart is going to start selling coronavirus test kits. Each kit contains two tests and delivers results within 15 minutes. No word on how much it is going to cost
- Uproxx says Vin Diesel is going to star in a new Rock'Em Sock'Em Robots movie. He will play a father, who develops an unlikely bond with an advanced war robot.
- The Futon Critic says 6.6 million people watched the ACM Awards on Sunday night.
- ABC says Jimmy Carter's Vice President, Walter Mondale, has died at the age of 93. No cause was cited
Energy Drink Addict Suffers Heart Failure: The Drinks Business website says a millennial, who wishes to remain anonymous, suffered heart failure after drinking four energy drinks a day. The college student tells the website, “I was eventually admitted to the ICU. This experience was extremely traumatizing for several reasons. First, I was suffering from delirium, I had memory problems to such an extent I could not remember why I was in the ICU. Second, I was constantly scared because I was struggling to move or speak, this eventually led to insomnia; I often would not fall asleep until early morning. I think there should be more awareness about energy drink and the effect of their contents. I believe they are very addictive and far too accessible to young children. I think warning labels, similar to smoking, should be made to illustrate the potential dangers of the ingredients in energy drink.''
Uproxx says McDonald's is going to be featuring a BTS meal in May. They won't say what the special meal contains. It will be available on May 26th. Travis Scott and J Balvin have had their own celebrity meals in the last year
Tate McRae tells the BBC that she puts herself into every song she sings. "When I write songs, I'll really, truly feel them, even if they haven't happened. And in the session, I will put myself completely in those situations. I'll feel every single emotion that I would have felt if I was in that relationship - which is a very odd feeling."
Olivia Rodrigo tells Euphoria magazine that the most memorable concerts she ever attended were Weezer and Kacey Musgraves. "My first concert was Weezer at the Del Mar Fair Grounds! I remember I was so small that I couldn't see over the crowds of people and I had to stand on soda cans the whole time! I saw Kacey Musgraves at the Greek Theatre, and I think it was my favorite concert ever. The set design complemented her timeless music so perfectly, and she was so funny and personable. I totally cried when she played "Rainbow" too, but we don’t have to talk about it."
Wonderwall says Billie Eilish recently enjoyed a coffee date in Santa Barbara, California with actor Matthew Tyler Vorce. They were also seen walking her pit bull.
Naughty Gossip says Captain America star Chris Evans has responded to Lizzo drunkenly sliding into his DM's earlier this month. He posted: “No shame in a drunk DM god knows I’ve done worse on this app lol [facepalm emoji]”
The Dirt says Rihanna has bought the home next to her Beverly Hills mansion.She paid $10 million for the 1939 estate. The house has four bedrooms, a terrace, a pool, parking for 10 cars, wood accents and a guest house
The Daily Mail says Russell Crowe wants to lose a large amount of weight before marrying his 30-year-old girlfriend Brittany Theriot. A source tells various publications, ''Russell's doing everything he can to knock off the pounds. He wants to walk down the aisle looking his best. Everyone's buzzing that he's already bought a massive solitaire ring for her and they're expecting an engagement announcement any day now. He's finally healed his wounds after splitting with Danielle, and is ready to take that big step again''.
Inside the Magic says a new petition has been started to get Disney to stop depicting stepmothers as evil.
The change.org petition was started by Kelsea Laegreid and reads ... ''Stepmothers are still portrayed as cruel, evil villains in popular culture. Stepmothers are characterized in movies and books as willfully ignoring their stepchildren in the best case or denigrating and abusing them in the worst case. Disney is the only film studio to regularly portray the “evil stepmother”, they should be the first to promote stepmothers in a positive light. Disney movies and stories have set the tone throughout recent history by creating iconic characters that live for decades and beyond. Children are typically introduced to Disney movies at a young, impressionable age and these movies inform fundamental beliefs that can last a lifetime. Disney could help stem negative stereotypes and help support children’s understanding of blended families. Please join me in asking Disney to produce a major animated film that we can enjoy with our (step) kids that includes a supportive stepmother role. Thank you!''
Life & Style Weekly Magazine claims Alex Rodriguez is allegedly warning Ben Affleck not to pursue Jennifer Lopez. A source tells the magazine “Ben had to know that if he gushed about Jen in the article, it would get under Alex’s skin — and it did. A-Rod isn’t taking it lightly. Rodriguez is determined not to give Jen any reason to think about running back to Ben.”
The Chicago Tribune says The Academy will not ask Oscar attendees to wear coronavirus masks during the live portion of the awards ceremony on April 25th.Off-camera guests will wear masks. Attendees will have to wear masks during commercial breaks.
The Daily Mail says Demi Lovato is getting mocked by social media users for criticizing a frozen yogurt shop in Los Angeles. Demi slammed The Bigg Chill for having too many diet items and told them to "do better." She said the excessive and "awful" sugar-free options were "triggering" and "harmful" to people with eating disorders. The Bigg Chill issued the following response, "We are not diet vultures. We cater to all of our customers' needs for the past 36 years. We are sorry you found this offensive."
Social media reacts ...
"Demi Lovato would like to speak to your manager, The Bigg Chill. How dare y'all sell healthy and delicious frozen yogurt for everyone?"
"Sugar-free options aren't for diet culture. Some people genuinely need those options."
"Demi Lovato is using her celebrity to attack a frozen yogurt store. Not sure why"
"Demi Lovato is terrible. She complains about a yogurt shop having sugar-free cookies. She should be the definition of pathetic" "To drag a frozen yogurt spot because she's mad that they sell diet frozen yogurt and sugar-free options because that triggers her. Therefore they should just be harassed and go out of business ... what???"
Cher tells Entertainment Weekly that she wants to guest star on RuPaul's ''Drag Race.'' "I'm going to have to go on it at some point. I've known him for a long time. He's such a cool guy. I would consider it! I have watched it…. He's smart and I love him. He's the coolest guy ever. What he's been able to do is amazing."
Sharon Osbourne tells You magazine that she believes she has been banned from U.S. television because she got fired from "The Talk" for supporting Piers Morgan instead of Meghan Markle. "Oh no, they'll never let me. You must be joking. With these corporations that own all the networks, they'll never have me. I'm going to write a book. I'm going to do a podcast and we're negotiating a movie of Ozzy's life story. I'm going to produce that."
What Men Value Most In Women … According to a new survey by She Said, He Said
1. Honesty 21.3%
2. Confidence 20%
3. Playfulness 18%
4. Kindness/Gratefulness 14%
5. Loyalty 12.6%
1. Eyes 41.6%
2. Smile 29.6%
3. Bum 12.2%
4. Breasts 9.2%
5. Legs 7.4%