- The Takeout says champagne sales have jumped by 103% during the pandemic.Sales have been brisk as of late because people are celebrating getting vaccinated.
- Deadline Hollywood says filming on ''Star Trek Discovery'' has been halted in Toronto because of the coronavirus. Someone on the show was in close proximity to a coronavirus victim. The show will resume filming in two weeks
- Brobible says Buccaneers tight end Rob Gronkowski set a new world record on Friday when he caught a football that was dropped 600 feet from a helicopter. He beat the old record by 37 feet.
- Aldi is going to begin selling coffee-infused bacon next month. The bacon has been cured in the coffee for 24 hours. It has a syrupy, caramel-like taste.
Hooray for Hollywood: Here are this past weekend's box office results.
1. Mortal Kombat - $22.5 Million
2. Demon Slayer - $19.5 Million
3. Godzilla vs Kong - $4.2 Million
4. Nobody - $1.8 Million
5. Raya and the Last Dragon - $1.6 Million
6. Tom & Jerry - $650K
7. Together Together - $522K
8. In the Earth - $204K
9. The Croods: A New Age - $191K
10. Minari - $141K
Shots Named After Vaccines: Totally the Bomb says people are celebrated getting vaccinated by drinking shots named after the vaccines.
The Moderna Shot contains a splash of Malibu Rum, a shot of orange juice and a shot of cranberry juice.
The Pfizer Shot contains a shot of ginger beer and a shot of Fireball.
The Johnson & Johnson Shot contains Jameson Whiskey and Jack Daniels.
1/2 Price Beer For Vaccinated People: WWAY says the Virginia Beer Company, of Williamsburg, Virginia, is giving away half-price beer to vaccinated people. The brewery will give half-price coupons to people, who get jabbed at a local pharmacy's drive-thru clinic on May 8th.
Football Coach Sucker-Punches Parent: The Daily Mail says a flag football coach, from Niles, Michigan, recently sucker-punched a parent during a game. The coach was upset about a call a referee made. The coach then started jawing with fans before he walked up and sucker-punched a man. The parent crumpled to the ground. The victim contacted the police and will most likely press charges. The assault was caught on tap
Tate McRae tells DIY magazine that she can't wait for the pandemic to be over. " I remember on the EMAs set there were people on set in masks, face guards. Then I had my entire team on this stick and iPad, where I could just see all of their faces. If I wanted to ask them something, I’d have to swipe to their face on the iPad! And I am so done with Zoom. I cannot wait until this pandemic is over and Zoom is not a thing anymore!”
Dua Lipa tells Interview magazine that one of her favorite dance songs is Michael Jackson's 'The Way You Make Me Feel.' "This is just a song that makes you happy. It makes you think about the people you love. It’s fun and it’s sexy and everyone wants to feel that ... that is definitely a track that will put a massive, big fat smile on everybody’s face."
Billie Eilish tells USA Today that she loves that her fans can relate to her. “I love having kids relate to me and tell me that I make them feel comfortable in their bodies. Like, if I can do anything I want to do that.”
The Weeknd tells GQ magazine that marriage scares him. “I’m the kind of guy that would have kids before getting married. The first thing would be kids. Marriage is scary to me, man."
Justin Bieber tells Billboard magazine that he's looking forward to sharing the rest of his life with his wife, Hailey. “I just feel like there's so much to look forward to. I'm really excited. I'm emotional thinking about it. I'm just excited to have babies with her. I'm excited to just enjoy and just celebrate all the amazing things that we've been given, because we are blessed, babe. We talk about it all the time. We just have a thing where we just say, 'We're so blessed.' We are, man. ”
Razzies Winners .. honoring the worst in film
Worst Picture – “Absolute Proof”
Worst Actor – Mike Lindell, “Absolute Proof”
Worst Actress – Kate Hudson, “Music”
Worst Supporting Actress – Maddie Ziegler, “Music”
Worst Supporting Actor – Rudy Giuliani, “Borat Subsequent Moviefilm”
Worst Screen Combo – Rudy Giuliani & His Pants Zipper, Borat Subsequent Moviefilm
Worst Director – Sia, “Music”
Worst Remake, Rip-off or Sequel – “Dolittle”
Worst Screenplay – “365 Days”
Special Governors’ Award – 2020 as the worst calendar year ever
ABC says Caitlyn Jenner is running for Governor of California. The 71 year-old Republican tweeted: "I'm in! California is worth fighting for". Caitlyn's campaign slogan is ''Caitlyn for California.'' She released a statement saying, "This will be a campaign of solutions, providing a roadmap back to prosperity to turn this state around and finally clean up the damage Newsom has done to this state.'' The Sun says the Kardashians are not likely to support Jenner.
The Internet reacts…
''Caitly you barely even vote"
E! News says Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez had dinner together over the weekend at the Hotel Bel-Air in Los Angeles. The two dined at the same restaurant where they had their first date in 2017. A source tells the network, "Alex flew out to L.A. on Thursday night to see Jennifer. He doesn't want to give up on their relationship and is willing to do whatever he has to do. He spent two nights with her trying to work things out. He keeps trying to show her how serious he is and how much he loves her. But she still feels that their issues can't be resolved and that they should move on. He headed back to Miami alone on Saturday morning. He doesn't want to give up, but she is adamant about moving on."
NME.com says Tom Cruise rescued a cameraman on the set of ''Mission Impossible 7'' on Saturday. Tom and the cameraman were on a moving train when the cameraman slipped. Tom grabbed him to prevent him from falling and from dropping his equipment. The cameraman eventually regained his balance and was fine.
George Clooney tells the Daily Mail that watching reruns of his TV series ''ER'' with his wife Amal has been a disaster. ''This has been a very, very disastrous thing for me because I forgot all of the terrible things I'd done as Dr. Ross! My wife keeps going, 'Is that it? Are you done? Season 3 - do you finally settle down with Nurse Hathaway? It's been a disaster for my marriage.''
The Globe claims Kelly Clarkson's potty mouth and nasty habits are allegedly turning off her friends. A source tells the magazine, “She’s constantly making potty jokes and seems to get a rise out of shocking people. People are urging her to scale back on the belching, farting, and gross anecdotes because they’re a turnoff and make her look trashy. As long as she’s got an audience, she’s just going to keep on doing it!”
We Got This Covered says Hollywood is rebooting "The A-Team". The original film starred Liam Neeson and Bradley Cooper, among others. The website says the new A-Team movie is going to be more like Fast and the Furious and may feature Will Smith leading a team of female mercenaries.
OK! magazine claims Matthew Perry and Molly Hurwitz are allegedly planning a garden wedding. A source tells the magazine, “They’re planning a small, casual wedding in their garden with buffet and champagne for guests to enjoy. Matthew’s found happiness with a woman who adores him for who he is. He can’t wait to get married. He’s been to hell and back. He feels extremely proud to have turned his life around from rock bottom. He’s never been so content.''
WHAT’S EASIER NOW THAN BEFORE THE PANDEMIC? … According to a new survey by One Poll
Standing in lines 48%
Checking in to flights & hotels 46%
Packing clothes 44%
Waking up early 43%
Boarding procedures 39%
Talking to customer service 38%
Spending money on snacks and food 36%
Getting gas 32%
Being timely 31%
Getting a chance to relax or catch my breath 28%
Being around other people 21%
Planning out trips 18%
Booking tickets 17%