- Business Insider says Moderna is going to produce 3 billion coronavirus vaccine doses next year because people are going to need booster shots into 2023.
- Business Insider says people are once again making plans to go out as coronavirus vaccinations increase. The fashion search platform List reveals that searches for high heels and dresses are up 163% and 222% respectively. People are no longer searching for sweatpants, which they wore while in quarantine
- Raw Story says New York Mayor Bill de Blasio hopes to fully reopen the city on July 1st.
- Business Insider says Apple's production on their new iMac's and iPad's is going to be delayed because of a global chip shortage
- The NY Post says Tim Tebow is attempting an NFL comeback with the Jacksonville Jaguars. He wants to try out as a tight end. Tim's former college coach, Urban Meyer, is now the Jaguars' head coach.
- Radar Online says Tristan Thompson's new alleged mistress, Sidney Chase, is talking to the press again. She says Tristan told her that Khloe Kardashian is not his type.
- Yahoo News says America's ketchup packet shortage is nearing an end. Heinz expects the shortage to end by early Summer because they are producing more ketchup. People may also use less packets because they are vaccinated
Jeopardy Contestant Denies Being A Hater: Jeopardy contestant Kelly Donohue says he is not a white supremacist even though he was caught on camera during the show flashing a hate sign. He released a statement saying, “I’m truly horrified with what has been posted about me on social media. I absolutely, unequivocally condemn white supremacy and racism of any kind. People who know me personally know that I am not a racist, but for the public at large it bears repeating: I am not a racist and I reject and condemn white supremacy and all forms of bigotry for the evil they are. I deeply regret this terrible misunderstanding. I never meant to hurt a soul and I assure you I am no friend of racists or white supremacists.”
Taylor Swift tells Elle magazine that she deals with bullies and trolls by mocking them. "I’ve come to see that bullies want to be feared and taken seriously. A few years ago, someone started an online hate campaign by calling me a snake on the Internet. The fact that so many people jumped on board with it led me to feeling lower than I’ve ever felt in my life, but I can’t tell you how hard I had to keep from laughing every time my 63-foot inflatable cobra named Karyn appeared onstage in front of 60,000 screaming fans. It’s the stadium tour equivalent of responding to a troll’s hateful Instagram comment with “LOL.” It would be nice if we could get an apology from people, who bully us, but maybe all I’ll ever get is the satisfaction of knowing I could survive it, and thrive in spite of it."
Tate McRae tells Billboard magazine that she pours her emotions out into her music. “I’m really good at envisioning things. Even when I haven’t experienced something, it doesn’t mean that I haven’t felt it before. There are so many situations when you feel like your heart is breaking. I keep those emotions pent up, so I can create stories around them and shape what I would say from another perspective.”
Maroon 5's Adam Levine tells Billboard magazine that 'The Voice' made him a household name. “The early 2000’s was a different time. Not everyone had a camera on them at all times and you enjoyed a certain kind of privacy. But all that changed when I started became a coach on 'The Voice'. Being on there, changed things. It kind of launched me into the bizarre territory of being, I guess for lack of a better phrase, a household name. So then people’s grandparents know who you are, and then you know, it’s a different thing.”
Contact Music says Maroon 5 is going to release their new album, Jordi, on June 11th.
Dua Lipa tells Rolling Stone magazine that Pink and Nelly Furtado were major influences on her. “Pink and Nelly were significant parts of my life growing up, and I still reference them when I go into the studio now. They hold special meaning for me. I always wanted to be just like them when I grew up! It was still pop music but there was a [hard] twist to it – they weren’t afraid to speak the truth and that had a big influence.”
The NY Post says Lady Gaga's dognappers have been arrested. Cops charged five people in connection with the case including the woman, who found the dogs. James Jackson, 18; Jaylin White, 19; and Lafayette Whaley, 27, have been charged with robbery and attempted murder for trying to steal Koji and Gustav. Jennifer McBride, the 'Good Samaritan', who found the Bulldogs, and a man named Harold white have been charged as accessories.
The NY Post says Alex Rodriguez got rid of his Dad Bod by taking part in a $4,000 workout program in Miami. It lasted nine weeks and consisted of cardio, weightlifting and HIIT training. A-Rod also gave up booze for nine weeks.
Female Survey: "Are dad bods sexy? Why or why not? Are dad bods the sign of a confident man or a lazy one? Would you rather date a man with a dad bod or a six-pack? What dad bod jokes do you make?"
The Irish Mirror newspaper says Tom Cruise allegedly threw a tantrum on the set of ''Mission Impossible 7'' because a branch was hitting the roof of his trailer. A source tells the newspaper, "There isn’t much Tom can’t put up with. So imagine how baffled everyone was when there was such a fuss made over a tree. Apparently the noise was becoming beyond irritating and they couldn’t stand it any longer. Two local lads were called out to sort out the problem and cut down the offending branches."
The Blast says Prince William gave Kate Middleton a $12,000 diamond necklace for their 10th anniversary. The handcrafted necklace has marquise-cut diamonds and is mounted in 18 karat white gold.
Perez Hilton says Harry and Meghan privately congratulated William and Kate on their 10th anniversary
The Star claims Blake Shelton has allegedly banned Gwen Stefani from any more plastic surgery or fillers. A source tells the magazine, "She’s always messing with it by getting more fillers and Botox. Blake is afraid of what he’ll see when they get to the altar. Gwen can barely move her face to smile at him anymore and it looks weird.''
Hollywoodlife.com says Aaron Rodgers may leave the Green Bay Packers in order to be closer to his fiance, Shailene Woodley.
The Internet reacts ...
“Shailene Woodley is trending on Twitter because Green Bay fans are blaming her for Aaron Rodgers being a diva. He’s always been a diva. Why do people always blame the woman? Tired of this misogynistic society.''
“People are doing to Shailene Woodley what they did to Jessica Simpson. No woman is responsible for any man’s actions or decisions. He is a grown man”
''Rodgers wants to live in Hollywood with his girl. I should have seen the writing on the wall. Did we really think Shailene Woodley was gonna move to Green Bay Wisconsin??''
The Globe says John Mayer's mother is pushing him to pursue Jennifer Aniston again. A source tells the magazine, “John’s mom is always on him about settling down. She feels that at 43, he should be married. And even though John’s dated some of Hollywood’s most glamorous women, like Jen, Taylor Swift, Jessica Simpson, and Katy Perry, he’s yet to find to Mrs. Right. John’s no longer a kid, and he feels he’s finally ready for a more adult relationship. He always admired Jen and thought of her as a classy lady. Now, he’s reaching out to her again in hopes of getting her to agree to see him again once things leave lockdown.''
OK! magazine claims Jessica Biel has allegedly banned Justin Timberlake from hanging out and partying with his friends. A source tells the magazine, “Justin is keen to get their social life back on track, but Jessica has ordered him to keep the partying in check. Jessica is fine with the occasional boys’ night out, as long as it’s not a boozy affair with women making eyes at Justin and giving him cause for temptation. Justin is bored as hell and wants to start recording, but she’s having none of it. Everyone knows she’s afraid Justin will go back to his old habits. She doesn’t trust his friends, either. Jessica feels their family is more important than a paycheck. But Justin is bored as hell and eager to get back to work.''
Working Near Windows Study
A new study by University College London reveals that workers are more productive when they sit near windows. Researchers polled dozens of employees before concluding that the happiest and most effective workers sit at desks positioned near windows, rather than walls.
Researchers say, "Staff in smaller open-plan spaces and those facing the room reported higher satisfaction with team cohesion, sharing information with colleagues, concentration and working productively. Our findings raise important questions regarding the current popular practice in workplace design of providing large open-plan offices for technology companies."
The findings may help employers build better work spaces as more workers return to the office following the pandemic.