- Mission Produce says 100 million Americans will celebrate Cinco de Mayo today.
- Business Insider says President Biden has set a goal of having 70% of American adults partially vaccinated by July 4th.
- The Drudge Report says Pfizer earned $3.5 billion in the first quarter of 2021 from their coronavirus vaccine.
- ABC says Wall Street celebrated Star Wars Day yesterday by having Baby Yoda ring the opening bell at the New York Stock Exchange
- WRIC says Dale Earnhardt Jr is going to race in the Go Bowling 250 on September 11th at the Richmond, Virginia Raceway. He is racing to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the attack on America.
- Insider magazine says many 7-Eleven franchisees are struggling to keep their stores open 24 hours a day because they are having trouble finding workers. The stores are having to close between midnight and 5 a.m. because overnight workers make more money on unemployment than they do working.
Mother's Day Flower Shortage: ABC says a flower shortage is occurring before Mother's Day. Local florists are experiencing a shortage of flowers because growers shutdown during the early part of the pandemic. The cost of flowers are expected to skyrocket this weekend because of high demand and low supply. Brides are also being warned that their flowers may not arrive in time for their wedding.
Cinco de Mayo Meteor Shower: Thrillist says a meteor shower from Halley's Comet is going to light up the sky tonight. Illuminated remnants and debris from the famous comet will be visible when the sun goes down. People in rural areas will have better views of the meteor shower than people in cities because they experience darker skies due to a lack of city lights
Entertainment Tonight says Pink is going to receive the Icon Award at the 2021 Billboard Music Awards on Sunday, May 23rd on NBC
Olivia Rodrigo tells Elle Magazine that she loves seeing fans connect to her music. "I love the thrill of watching everyone from TikTok tweens to middle-aged ladies connect with the song. There’s something so powerful in being vulnerable and open, like, ‘This is my life, and I’m sad.’ Or, ‘I’m insecure,’. That’s what makes songwriting so special.”
Billie Eilish tells British Vogue that she loves shopping at thrift stores. ''I used to like just only thrift like growing up ... I just did it because I really, really loved thrifting and I felt like what was nice about it is that there wasn't any real genre of clothing. It's like, all just there and so you kind of have no limit to what's, you know, there's no like women's blank or like women's ... there's just clothes and they're kind of in sections, but not really. That's kind of how I got my style."
Uproxx says Billie Eilish is planning to make an animated show. They quote her as saying, “I don’t know, I don’t know. Me and Zoe, one of my best friends I’ve known since I was a baby, we were on tour with Denzel in like summer of 2019 and we had this cool idea to make this show, and I won’t get into it because it will happen! It will happen. It’s this animated show, but I don’t know, Denzel. I got other things to do first, but it’ll happen and I’ll tell you about it and then… there you go. But I don’t know. I love you, though. I miss you. When we get vaccinated, we’ll be back to our lives and we’ll hang out every day like we used to, promise.”
The Weeknd tells The New York Times that he's still boycotting the Grammys.“Even though I won’t be submitting my music, the Grammys’ recent admission of corruption will hopefully be a positive move for the future of this plagued award and give the artist community the respect it deserves with a transparent voting process. I remain uninterested in being a part of the Grammys, especially with their own admission of corruption for all these decades.
The NY Daily News says oddsmakers are taking bets on Bill Gates' next girlfriend.Odds are ...
Jennifer Aniston ... 33-1
Teri Hatcher .. 33-1
Angelina Jolie, Drew Barrymore, Jane Fonda and Kim Kardashian .. 50-1
NBC says Adam Sandler has finally reacted to the viral video of him being put on a 30-minute wait list at a Los Angeles IHOP restaurant. He tweeted: ''For the record, I only left the IHOP because the nice woman told me the all-you-can-eat deal didn’t apply to the milkshakes.''
The Daily Mail says Arnold Schwarzenegger's love child, Joseph Baena, started a new career yesterday as a real estate agent. He posted a picture of himself along with the caption: ''Not your average realtor! Super excited to start a new career in residential real estate. Looking forward to growing and learning from my amazing team @aria_properties, but more so looking forward to putting you guys in a new home!''
The Star says Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are spending $400,000 on a new nursery for their soon-to-be born child. A source tells the magazine, “High-tech safety devices don’t come cheap and of course everything is designer. Their home is huge, but Harry and Meghan like the idea of the babies sharing a room early on so they can really connect.”
Access Hollywood says Meghan Markle is releasing a new children's book inspired by Archie and Prince Harry's relationship. The book is titled “The Bench.'' Meghan says, “The Bench started as a poem I wrote for my husband on Father’s Day, the month after Archie was born. That poem became this story. Christian layered in beautiful and ethereal watercolor illustrations that capture the warmth, joy, and comfort of the relationship between fathers and sons from all walks of life; this representation was particularly important to me, and Christian and I worked closely to depict this special bond through an inclusive lens.”
The National Enquirer claims Alec and Hilaria Baldwin are allegedly struggling to find nannies for their six children. A source tells the magazine, “Hilaria is so involved with the kids, so she’s especially vigilant and has the final say when it comes to hiring and firing, though Alec definitely has his checklist on what makes a good nanny. Try as they might, they realize they can’t do everything themselves and need help — lots of it — but it’s been a logistical nightmare getting a team of nannies organized. Alec and Hilaria are tough on them and firm. Long hours and multitasking are a must, and of course, they must be quick on their toes and know what to do with a cranky set of children — without losing their cool.”
Radar Online says not only has Jennifer Lopez dumped Alex Rodriguez, but so has Hollywood. A source tells the website, “Alex got so used to the amazing world of Jennifer Lopez it never occurred to him that it would all end the moment they broke up. He was basically her plus one to every amazing event from The Met Ball to President Biden’s Inauguration. The little secret no one talked about while they were together was everyone wanted Jen, not Alex. The access to A-list Hollywood, private events, and even world leaders was because of her. Yes, he is a big star and has an amazing life, but it is nowhere near the life and opportunities that come from dating JLO. All that has gone.' She’s mad that Alex messed this all up. They were engaged to be married. She took that very seriously and he blew it.”
Brobible says Terry Bradshaw ripped Aaron Rodgers yesterday for the second day in a row when he told Fox Sports, "I do believe that while Aaron Rodgers is a phenomenal player, he has probably the worst footwork I've ever seen for a starting QB... He's coddled too much. He has no right to want to get the GM fired."
Terry previously said, ""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.""
In touch Weekly Magazine says Jennifer Garner and John Miller have reconciled less than a year after breaking up. A source tells the magazine, “Jen and John are back on. It started up a few weeks ago. John’s very independent and likes to take things slow. He has a young daughter that he’s also co-parenting, so he’s not trying to insert himself in Jen’s public life. He’s fine being in the background. He loves Jen and she loves him, they’re still going strong, but the coronavirus forced them to see a little less of each other than usual.”
Mom's Day Survey A new survey by the National Retail Federation reveals that the average person will spend $220 on Mother's Day presents. That's up $15 from last year. Other findings:
- Top Mother's Day gifts ... flowers followed by greeting cards and special outings
- 75% of men are going to buy flowers on Mother's Day
- 42% of men are buying jewelry for Mother's Day
- 28% of men are buying electronics for Mother's Day