- KAAL says the FDA is expected to approve Pfizer's coronavirus vaccine for teens by early next week
- Newser says Germany has canceled their Oktoberfest again because of the coronavirus. Normally, 6 million people descend upon Germany to drink beer during October
- Lottery Post says the Powerball is going to be played three times a week starting in August 2021. The game is currently being played twice a week. Tomorrow night's Powerball jackpot is worth $142 million while tonight's Mega Millions lottery jackpot is worth $345 million
- Mashable claims Apple may release their new foldable smartphone in 2023.Plans for the new phone were posted online yesterday. Samsung and Motorola already have foldable smartphones
- The Daily Mail says Ellen DeGeneres has purchased a new $181,000 Porsche 911. The Targa is burgundy with a black top and silver wheels.
- The Sun Times says the ''Black Panther'' sequel, "Wakanda Forever", is going to be released in July 2022
- E! News says Mark Wahlberg has gained 20 pounds in the last three weeks for his new movie "Stu".
- Yahoo News says Costco has added a crispy chicken sandwich to their food court menu. It is served on a soft cheese bun with spicy mayo and no pickles.
- North Carolina Marine veteran TShane Johnson recently set a new Guinness World Record when he performed 3,050 pushups in one hour. He beat the old record of 2,900. Johnson failed to break the 12-hour record of 19,325 pushups. He finished with 16,400
Pants Now Outselling Sweatpants: The Wall Street Journal says pants are now outselling sweatpants as people get set to return to their workplaces following multiple waves of the pandemic. Foot traffic to apparel stores has rebounded to pre-pandemic levels. Clothing distribution centers are working overtime to make sure retailers are stocked with work clothing
Billie Eilish tells British Vogue that women should do what makes them feel good. “Showing your body and showing your skin – or not – should not take away any respect from you. It’s all about what makes you feel good. If you want to get surgery, go get surgery. If you want to wear a dress that somebody thinks that you look too big wearing, do it. If you feel like you look good, you look good.”
Billboard magazine says Olivia Rodrigo will perform on Saturday Night Live on May 15th.
The Weeknd tells UDiscoverMusic.com that the pandemic has inspired him to create more music. “I have been more inspired and creative during the pandemic than I might normally be while on the road…The pandemic and the Black Lives Matter movement have mostly created a sense of gratitude for what I have and closeness with the people near me."
Justin Bieber tells GQ magazine that music should bring people joy. “Singing is supposed to bring such joy. Like, this is what I feel called to do. And my purpose in my life. I know that when I open my mouth, people love to hear me sing. I literally started singing on the streets and crowds would form around me to where I’m like, 'Okay, this could be something'. There’s this reciprocation of: I’m using my gifts to serve people. That’s what I loved so much."
Bruno Mars says his father and Elvis inspired him to become a performer. "My dad was a huge Elvis fan, and he'd always play the videos, of when he was young, especially. He exuded such confidence, such showmanship. I loved that, and I wanted girls to scream for me, of course."
People magazine says Bill and Melinda Gates are divorcing after 27 years. The couple has no prenup. Bill is worth $130.5 billion Melinda is not asking for spousal support. Their divorce filing says their marriage is "irretrievably broken."
They released a statement saying, "After a great deal of thought and a lot of work on our relationship, we have made the decision to end our marriage. Over the last 27 years, we have raised three incredible children and built a foundation that works all over the world to enable all people to lead healthy, productive lives. We continue to share a belief in that mission and will continue our work together at the foundation, but we no longer believe we can grow together as a couple in this next phase of our lives. We ask for space and privacy for our family as we begin to navigate this new life.''
The NY Post says Bill once made a pros-and-cons list about marriage on a whiteboard.
The NY Post says the paparazzi recently photographed Stevie Wonder behind the wheel of a Tesla. He and his passenger were testing out the car's autopilot feature. Stevie smiled for the cameras
The NY Post says some believe Jennifer Lopez sang ''Sweet Caroline' at Sunday's Vax Live concert not only as a tribute to her mother, but also because it is the Red Sox anthem and because she is now reportedly dating Ben Affleck. Ben appeared at the concert immediately following J Lo's performance. ''Sweet Caroline'' is played at every Boston Red Sox home game. Ben is from Boston.
Radar Online says Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck are allegedly casually dating. A source tells the website, “Jennifer has a lot of friends and family members she could turn to for support, but no, she turns to Ben. Everyone knows Ben is the love that got away. With all his issues, he pushed her away, but now Ben is in a good place and the two of them are single. Of course, they are back together. If nothing was going on and they were just friends there would be all this secrecy. The two of them have something to hide which is why they are playing this game. Friends don’t act like this, secret lovers do. Jennifer is the rebound girl. After every breakup, she runs into the arms of someone comforting and familiar. Look, the odds of them getting engaged again are not good, but anyone thinking these two sexy people are drinking tea and playing cards together behind closed doors is nuts!”
Ben Affleck is on the celebrity dating app Raya. Actress and author Nivine Jay was recently contacted by Ben. She thought she was being catfished so she unmatched him and posted a video on Tik Tok With the caption: “Thinking of the time I matched with Ben Affleck on Raya and thought it was fake so I unmatched him and he sent me a video on Instagram”. Ben asked, “Nivine, why did you unmatch me? It’s me.”
Survey: "Have you ever gotten catfished? If so, what happened?''
WFRV says Mr Brews Taphouse, of Green Bay, Wisconsin, is offering Aaron Rodgers free burgers and beer for life if he agrees to finish his career with the Packers. Aaron is unhappy with the team and General Manager.
Mr Brews released a statement saying, “Seriously, we can’t let Aaron go. No way, no how! Not only is he coming off yet another MVP season, but he is the face of our beloved franchise. We aren’t in a position to renegotiate his contract, but we can offer him and Shailene a delicious meal and great brews whenever they like! Come on, Aaron – please stay!”
Brobible says Fox NFL analyst Terry Bradshaw slammed Aaron Rodgers yesterday for feuding with the Green Bay Packers. Terry told The Big Lead, “Well, he’s just dumber than a box of rocks, isn’t he? I mean he signed that contract, he didn’t have to sign that extension. He got all that money. I don’t know what happened there, they draft a kid last year and he wasn’t happy about it. He goes out and becomes the MVP of the league, now he wants out. Now he’s claiming that they said they would trade him or what. I don’t know but listen, Aaron, I mean … If I’m Green Bay — here let me say this — If I’m Green Bay I call his bluff. I don’t budge. I do not budge.””
Today is Star Wars Day (May the Fourth Be With You). Syfy Wire says Disney's new cruise ship is going to have a Star Wars bar called ''Star Wars: Hyperspace Lounge. '' The futuristic lounge is inspired by Canto Bight and Dryden Vos’ ship from ''Solo: A Star Wars Story.''
The Sun says Lori Loughlin and her husband, Mossimo Giannulli, took a secret trip to a La Quinta, California golf resort following their time in prison. A source tells the newspaper, "It was the perfect high-end place for them to reconnect after such a long time apart and Mossimo was released from home confinement. The Madison Club is one of the most exclusive country clubs in the world and it's somewhere they clearly knew they wouldn't be photographed."
The Top 10 Most Popular Star Wars Inspired Pet Names ... According to a new survey by Trupanion, a Seattle-based pet insurance provider .. Today is Star Wars Day (May the Fourth Be With You).
4 Obi (Obi Wan Kenobi)
10 “Baby Yoda.”