- Variety magazine says 9.85 million people watched the Academy Awards on Sunday night. That's down 58.3% from last year. The ratings are the worst ever for the Academy Awards and were down 13.75 million from 2020
- Glenn Close's publicist tells NBC that her viral DaButt dance at the Academy Awards was not scripted. "The quiz, as noted, was requested of the participants and partially scripted. The dance was NOT scripted. I was as surprised as everyone else in the known universe."
- Radar Online claims Caitlyn Jenner allegedly wants Kanye West to endorse her for Governor of California.
- ABC says the Running of the Bulls, in Pamplona, Spain, has been canceled for the second year in a row because of the coronavirus.
- David Rush, of Idaho, set a new world record after he balanced a garden hoe on his nose for 1 hour and 41 minutes. He beat the old record by 1 hour and 1 minute.
- Business Insider says lumber prices have jumped by 325% in the last year. This has increased the average new home price by $24,000.
Pfizer Working On Coronavirus Pill: The Daily Mail says Pfizer is working on a new pill that would cure the coronavirus. The first safety trial for the pill will end on May 25th. If it is successful, Pfizer will launch a larger trial. If that is successful, the pill could be available by the end of the year.
Brushing Your Teeth Lowers Coronavirus Risk: The Daily Mail says researchers at Birmingham University believe brushing your teeth can lower your risk of contracting the coronavirus. Studies show the virus can spread into the bloodstream through infected gums and cavities.
Professor Iain Chapple says, "Gum disease makes the gums leakier, allowing microorganisms to enter into the blood. This model may help us understand why some individuals develop Covid lung disease and others do not. It could also change the way we manage the virus - exploring cheap or even free treatments targeted at the mouth and, ultimately, saving lives. Simple measures, such as careful toothbrushing and interdental brushing to reduce plaque build-up, along with specific mouthwashes, or even saltwater rinsing to reduce gingival inflammation (gum inflammation), could help... mitigate the development of lung disease and reduce the risk of deterioration to severe Covid.''
DNA Test Reunites Father And Son After 57 Years: ABC says a father and son were recently reunited in Myrtle Beach after spending 57 years apart. Richard McCleary had not seen his son, Jimmy, since his partner put him up for adoption as an infant. The heartwarming reunion took place after Jimmy took a DNA test in hopes of finding his biological father. Richard and Jimmy were shocked to learn that they lived only 30 minutes apart for many years. The newly reunited family has been bonding together to make up for lost time. Richard says, "It's been a hole in my heart for 57 years."
Survey: We asked our audience to call with their wild and funny Maury Povich-like paternity test stories. "Was there a surprise result? Did something wild, funny or crazy happen after the test results were revealed? Do you know anyone, who has been hit with a paternity suit? If so, what happened? Were they the father? What was the backstory? What were the denials?"
Olivia Rodrigo tells Elle Magazine that she wants to collaborate with Billie Eilish.“It would be really cool to collaborate with Billie Eilish. I think everything she does is just so spectacular. I love, like, her first EP [Don’t Smile At Me]. I just fell so deeply in love with that project.”
Maroon 5's Adam Levine tells Hollywood Life.com that he and his wife, Behati Prinsloo, aren't ready to have any more children yet. “I think if I asked her to have another baby right now she’d punch me in the face because she’s not ready…we’re good. We’ve got two kids”
Justin Bieber's wife, Hailey, tells Harper's Bazaar Magazine that she only goes on social media twice a week because it is such a black hole. ‘’I’m only 24, and I’m still figuring out who I am as a woman. Who I am in my career. Who I am as a wife. I had to start doing this thing where I don’t go on Instagram Monday through Friday.' I had to remove myself. Everyone has insecurities. Just because people tell [me I’m] beautiful? That’s not how I see it, and that’s not how I feel all the time.’’
Female First says Adele plans to pursue a movie career. A source tells the website, "Adele's label would do anything to keep her happy and are bending over backwards to support her new interest in acting. But while they hope she will be a success they almost don't want her to get too busy as they need her in the studio recording the next hit album. It's a tricky one. While they are helping open doors they, like the rest of the world, want her to keep making those hits."
Showbiz411 says Elton John's pre-Oscars party was a success. He raised $3 million for the Elton John AIDS Foundation by performing with Dua Lipa
The NY Post says Anthony Hopkins was sleeping when he won an Academy Award for Best Actor on Sunday night. A source tells the newspaper, “Anthony was sound asleep when he won, it was the middle of the night in Wales. He woke up stunned, but very excited. Life in the countryside.”
WTSP says Tiger King star Carole Baskin is refusing to help Joe Exotic get a shorter prison sentence. She and her husband suggested that they would help Joe push for a shorter sentence if he supported the Big Cat Public Safety Act. Joe railed against the bill and called for it to be rewritten. Joe is serving a 22-year sentence for hiring a hitman to kill Carol.
The Chicago Tribune says a pair of Kanye West sneakers were recently auctioned off for $1.8 million. West wore the black Nike shoes when he performed “Hey Mama” and “Stronger” at the 2008 Grammys. The sale set a new record for the most expensive sneakers ever sold.
Jason Alexander tells US Weekly Magazine that he doesn't think his Seinfeld character, George Costanza, would handle the coronavirus well. "You’d have to think today, because apparently, he made all his money. If you saw the Curb [Your Enthusiasm] reunion, he made all his money with the iToilet app and then lost it to Bernie Madoff. So, my imagining is that George is probably quarantined in with his parents and refuses to leave the room. He only eats through some sort of food app and will not come out of his room. His parents are wearing 15 masks. He was crazy about Lupus, imagine what he’d do with COVID. He would not be weathering this pandemic very well, I’m sure!"
Radar Online claims Alex Rodriguez is allegedly begging Jennifer Lopez to reconcile.A source says he planned their date this past weekend. “Alex arranged the meeting and even made a reservation at the restaurant where they had their first date. There is no doubt that he messed up, but he isn’t the sort of guy who is used to being told ‘no,’ and is 100% confident that he can win her back. The fact she could meet him just eight days after they announced their breakup without being a mess, tells you everything. It is over. There was no tension or fighting or flirting. It looked more like a business dinner than anything else. Although, he did pick up the bill.”
A source tells In Touch Weekly that A-Rod and JLo's weekend date was nothing more than a business meeting to her. “He‘s holding out hope and that‘s why he wanted to meet up with Jennifer. he agreed to see him because they do have a lot of history and they also have some business dealings together. Alex really thinks they could make it work, but in Jen‘s mind, romantically and marriage-wise, it‘s over.“
Life & Style Weekly Magazine claims Ben Affleck allegedly texted Jennifer Lopez after she split from Alex Rodriguez. A source tells the magazine, ''A-Rod believes that talking about how great Jen is part of Ben’s plan to win back his ex after 17 years. Ben had to know that if he gushed about Jen in the article, it would get under Alex’s skin and it did. In A-Rod’s opinion, Ben should move on, stay quiet, and back off. He’s determined not to give Jen any reason to think about running back to Ben.''
Michael B Jordan tells Entertainment Tonight that he would like his family to compete on ''Celebrity Family Feud''. “Celebrity Family Feud — that would be awesome. That would be pretty cool, actually. It’s one of those shows you want to go on like ‘Jeopardy!’, you know what I mean, or ‘Wipeout’…’Wipeout’ is definitely one of them. I think I would be pretty good. I’m pretty good at those type of questions and competition. I think I’d be all right.”
Nj.com says Jon Bon Jovi is wishing moms a Happy Mother's Day for $500. He is teaming with the Cameo app to offer 100 personalized messages. Proceeds will benefit The Roots Fund, which invests in the Black, Indigenous and LatinX wine community to provide opportunities to those seeking a career or education in all aspects of wine.
The Globe says Caitlyn Jenner is allegedly thinking about getting plastic surgery before campaigning for Governor of California. A source tells the magazine, “Running for the California governor’s office is serious and she wants people to listen and look at her face, not her chest. Caitlyn would like to wean herself off fillers and Botox too, but that’ll be a gradual process that she’ll do as time goes by. The big thing here is that she wants to look more natural and relatable for voters.”
On Time .. Being Late Survey
A new survey by the baking company St-Pierre reveals that anything past eight minutes is considered 'late'. Other findings:
- 25% of people believe no amount of time is acceptable to be late
- 31% of people say they are usually on time
- 50% of people always arrive to social events and work meetings early
- 48% of people blame traffic for being late
- 22% of people blame their 'malfunctioning' morning alarm for being late
- 50% of people have a friend who is always late