- ABC says children as young as six months-old are now taking part in coronavirus vaccine trials
- NBC says former Saturday Night Live star Leslie Jones is going to host the MTV Movie and TV Awards on May 16th
- Mike Tyson tells TMZ that he is going to fight Lennox Lewis in September. Mike is 54 while Lennox is 55. Lennox knocked out Mike in 2002
- NBC Sports says a pair of Michael Jordan's game-worn sneakers are being auctioned off. Bidding opened at $80,000. The Air Jordan 1 shoes are expected to sell for as much as $150,000.
- The Verge says HBO Max is going to begin offering an ad-supported tier that will cost $9.99 per month. That's five dollars less than their standard $14.99 per month rate.
- ESPN says Philadelphia Phillies star Bryce Harper was hit in the face last night with a 97 mph fastball. He had a bloody nose and walked off the field on his own.
- Complex magazine says John Mayer is in talks to host a late night talk show on the Paramount+ streaming service. It will feature musical performances and interview segments. The show is going to be called "Later with John Mayer." - Totally the Bomb says Fox is rebooting ''The Flintstones.'' The new show will be called "Bedrock" and will follow Pebbles. The show is set 20 years after the original series
Jeopardy Champ Allegedly Flashes Hate Sign: Decider magazine says Jeopardy contestant Kelly Donohue is under fire for allegedly flashing a hate sign during the show on Tuesday night. The Anti-Defamation League called him out. Jeopardy fans quickly took to Twitter where they slammed Kelly.
Deadline Hollywood says 467 former Jeopardy contestants posted an open letter yesterday that read: “A recent contestant has caused concern among ‘Jeopardy!’ viewers for two separate occurrences, and we, as former contestants, feel the need to speak out against the messaging that these choices communicated — either intentionally or unintentionally — by the contestant Kelly Donohue and, implicitly by association, the producers of ‘Jeopardy!’ We know that contestants sign morals and ethics-related agreements when they prepare to appear on the show, and we would ask the production team to evaluate this situation within that framework,” the letter concluded. “Finally, we hope to see changes made so that future mistakes of this magnitude never make it on air.”
NFL Waterboys And Watergirls Make $50,000 A Year: Republic World says NFL waterboy and watergirls have salaries that start at $50,000. They are considered part of the team's training staff. The average NFL waterboy and watergirl make $53,000 a year.
Entertainment Tonight says Justin Bieber recently gave 'Spice Girl' Victoria ''Posh Spice'' Beckham a pair of his own purple Crocs. She said, “OK, this is so kind of Justin, to send me some Crocs. I’ve never worn a pair of Crocs. They did make me laugh. I mean, it is the thought that counts. Thank you so much… but yeah, I’m not quite so sure what to say about this. But thank you. It’s very sweet.”
The Crocs are decorated with cartoon animals
The Weeknd tells Billboard magazine that he hates working out. “Man, I hate working out! I’d rather be unhealthy when I’m working. I figure as long as my face looks OK, I’m good.”
Olivia Rodrigo tells Rolling Stone magazine that she would love to collaborate with Billie Eilish. “It would be really cool to collaborate with Billie Eilish. I think everything she does is just so spectacular.”
Billie Eilish tells Vulture.com that she wants to stay true to who she is. “I think mainly, it’s that I wouldn’t wanna not be me. It’s not like I wanna suddenly be somebody who isn’t me, and be anonymous. I want to be who I am, and that means that I have to be this way, and live this life. I hope that it comes off as, like, grateful. I have an incredible life.”
The National Enquirer claims Harry Styles has allegedly realized that he and Olivia Wilde are very different. A source tells the magazine, “They like different music and food. And their fashion taste is also polar opposite. They haven’t split up entirely, but they’re putting on the brakes while they figure this out”
A new survey by YouGov reveals that Meghan Markle only has a 29% favorable rating. Her rating dropped 32 points after her interview with Oprah.
Prince Harry has a 43% favorable rating. His rating dropped six points after his interview with Oprah.
The Queen has an 85% favorable rating. Prince Andrew has a 10% favorable rating mainly because of his association with the late Jeffrey Epstein
People magazine says Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez are allegedly struggling on how to be exes and friends at the same time. A source tells the magazine, "Jennifer and Alex are figuring out how to be exes and still remain friends. Jennifer has been such a big part of Alex's daughters' lives, and she will continue to be a big part. She loves his girls. Their split is trickier because of the kids."
US Weekly Magazine says Lori Loughlin and her husband, Mossimo Giannulli, are allegedly thinking about moving from California to Idaho. A source says, ''They had looked at homes earlier this year in Idaho and were prepared to move out of Los Angeles, but eventually decided to stay as their daughters really wanted them close by at the time. 'They can start anew and work on their marriage together as the whole college scandal has taken a toll on both of them, as well as their marriage. Lori loves hiking, skiing and the outdoors. Taking long hikes calms her and she looks forward to her hikes daily,' the source says, adding that her husband 'also loves the outdoors and especially the snowboarding and skiing that Idaho has to offer.''
The National Enquirer claims Jason Sudeikis has a plan to win back his ex-girlfriend, Olivia Wilde, now that she has allegedly broken up with Harry Styles. A source tells the magazine, “Jason’s strategy always was to let Harry and Olivia fizzle out then see where she was in terms of a reunion and it’s going according to plan. Harry and Olivia aren’t done yet, but they’ve agreed to reassess things when they’re back in LA.''
Sopranos star Edie Falco tells Chuck D's podcast that the cast of The Sopranos recorded a special video in order to try and lure LeBron James from the Cavaliers to the New York Knicks in 2010. “I do remember doing it and what is absolutely amazing to me is I didn’t know who LeBron James was. We got those requests all the time back then and Jim Gandolfini, he did nothing. And somehow he agreed to this thing, which I was shocked by. I thought it was a prank when someone said Jim’s going to do it. There he was dressed as Tony … he must have been a bigger basketball fan than I realized.''
Dark Horizons says Roselyn Sanchez is going to star in the new Fantasy Island TV show for Fox. She will play a relative of Ricardo Montalban's Mr. Roarke character. The show is going to premiere on August 10th. It is currently being filmed in Puerto Rico
Entertainment Tonight says Anne Heche didn't dress sexy when she was dating Ellen because Ellen didn't like it. Ann posted a picture of herself along with the caption: “Why do I look like a hippie? It’s because Ellen didn’t want me to dress sexy. Bye, no.”
OK! magazine claims Ben Affleck is allegedly helping Jennifer Lopez get over her breakup to Alex Rodriguez. A source tells the magazine, “They have been talking in private a lot over the past few months. When things started to get bad with Alex, Jen turned to Ben for advice. It would surprise no one that really knows Jen to see her get back with Ben. When Jen is hurt she finds comfort. Which is exactly what Ben’s providing at the moment. He is like a comfortable pair of old jeans that you can’t throw away.”
Spreading Gossip Can Be Good
A new study by Dartmouth researchers reveals that spreading gossip can be good for you.
Post doctoral researcher Eshin Jolly says, “Gossip is a complex form of communication that is often misunderstood. It can be a means of social and substantive connection beyond its typical negative connotation. Gossip can be useful because it helps people learn through the experiences of others, while enabling them to become closer to each other in the process.’’