- Entertainment Tonight says Will Smith is in therapy. A source tells the TV show, "He has been going to therapy after the Oscars incident.''
- Vulture magazine says David Letterman is going to interview Will Smith on his Netflix talk show ''My Next Guest Needs No Introduction''. Vulture says the interview was filmed prior to Will slapping Chris Rock at the Oscars
- Hollywoodlife.com says Ron Howard recently officiated his daughter Paige's wedding. Ron wore a cowboy hat as his daughter and new son-in-law exchanged vows.
- The Daily Mail says Jessica Simpson is teaming with Walmart to launch a new jewelry line. She is going to be selling gold necklaces, rings and hoop earrings.
- Deadline Hollywood says CBS has renewed Queen Latifah's series, ''The Equalizer'', for two more seasons. The show averages 9.4 million viewers a week
- Brobible says Magic Johnson has joined an investment group that may purchase the Denver Broncos for $4 billion. The group includes Philadelphia 76ers co-owner Josh Harris.
- The Huffington Post says golfer Phil Mickelson allegedly lost $40 million while gambling from 2010 to 2014.Federal auditors found the losses while investigating Phil as part of an insider-trading scheme. Phil was earning $48 million a year during those years.
- The NY Post says Ms Pac-Man was inducted into the Video Game Hall of Fame yesterday along with Dance Dance Revolution, The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time and Sid Meier’s Civilization. Ms Pac-Man was released in 1981 as a follow-up to Pac-Man. It is one of the best selling arcade games of all time
Mother's Day Flower Prices Are Skyrocketing: WKBN says a fresh flower shortage is occurring ahead of Mother's Day. Supply chain issues, labor shortages and poor weather conditions in major growing areas are causing flower prices to skyrocket. Flowers are hard to come by because Mother's Day consumers are also competing with wedding parties and proms.
Will Smith Responsible For Comedian Attacks: Fox News says comedy club owners are warning that more customers are going to attack comedians. Laugh Factory owner Jamie Masada says Will Smith's actions at the Academy Awards has opened the door for future attacks. "It's a sad, sad thing happening right now. People are going on the stage just trying to make a name for themselves. And I think what Will Smith did actually encouraged the violence and that's a horrible thing. We've got to stop violence. We've got to bring people together. Laughter is supposed to bring people together. Laughter is supposed to make peace."
Mother's Day Music News
Taylor Swift tells NME magazine that her mother keeps her grounded. “I’m in the news every single day for multiple different reasons, and it can feel, at times, if you let your anxiety get the better of you, like everybody’s waiting for you to really mess up – and then you’ll be done. A lot of the time I need to call my mom and talk for a really long time, just to remind myself of all the things that are great and all the things that matter. If you do something that defines your character to be not what the public thought you were, that’s the biggest risk.”
Kelly Clarkson tells People that motherhood has changed her. “My whole life took a big 180. I never thought I was going to be a mom, so it’s very much changed my world in the most awesome way. I love what I do, but I feel like I relied on my career a lot for my self-worth. And now I’m more than that. I have a certain level of peace I didn’t know was going to come with it. My best friend always says, ‘You just want to create the family you never had.’ I might be doing that. In defense of my family, it happens. People fall out of love, and people go separate ways. People are human. I’ve accomplished a lot, but I guess the biggest success I want is that whenever I die people will say, ‘She was so successful as a mother, and as a wife.’ That’s kind of my big goal.”
Andy Grammer tells ABC that he did ''Dancing with the Stars'' for his late mother."I came on this show because she (his mum) loved Dancing With the Stars and dance in general, so it's kind of full circle to have me leave on the night where I got to do a dance for her... It was a really emotional week. Grieving is such an interesting thing, and so I found that through dancing on this show, I was able to grieve for her, which sounds crazy, but that's real."
TMZ says the LA County District Attorney's office will not be charging Dave Chappelle's attacker, Isaiah Lee, with a felony. Lee jumped on stage with a knife and gun and tackled Dave earlier this week. The DEA says, "After reviewing the evidence, prosecutors determined that while criminal conduct occurred, the evidence as presented did not constitute felony conduct." LA City Attorney Mike Feuer is recommending a misdemeanor charge
OK! magazine says Dave Chappelle thanked his friends and fellow comedians for injuring Isaiah Lee. Lee jumped on stage during one of Dave's shows and tried to tackle him. Dave said, "I felt good my friends broke his arm. I felt good, how bad does man have to be that Jon Stewart would stomp him! Those are very powerful friends. I love very much."
Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro is feuding with Leonardo DiCaprio. DiCaprio urged Brazilians to get out and vote in the upcoming election to make sure the Amazon rainforest is protected. President Bolsonaro said, "Now, DiCaprio has to know that it was the very president of the World Trade Organization who said that without Brazilian agribusiness, the world would be hungry. So, DiCaprio better keep his mouth shut instead of talking nonsense."
DiCaprio and fellow actor Mark Ruffalo are supporting Bolsonaro's opponent, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva. He Tweeted at DiCaprio: "Thanks for your support, Leo! It's really important to have every Brazilian voting in the coming elections. Our people will decide if they want to keep our sovereignty on the Amazon or be ruled by crooks who serve special foreign interests. Good job in The Revenant."
NBC says Blake Shelton and Carson Daly are creating a new game show for the USA Network called ''Barmageddon.'' Nikki Bella will host the show from Blake's Nashville bar. Celebrities will play games against one another at the bar.
Celebrity Net Worth says Madonna is selling her Hidden Hills, California estate for $25.9 million. She bought the home a year ago for $19 million. The house has a gym, a dance studio, a fireplace, a wine cellar, a movie theater, a Chef's Kitchen, a basketball court, an outdoor barbecue and a pool
Jennifer Grey tells ABC that she did not want to star in ''Dirty Dancing'' with Patrick Swayze because he acted like a frat boy during the filming of their 1984 movie ''Red Dawn'. “Patrick was playing pranks on me and everybody. It was just, like, macho, and I just couldn’t take it. I was just like, ‘Please, this guy, that’s enough with him.'”
The NY Post says a Channing Tatum doppelganger, named Will Parfitt, says women scream out Channing's name instead of his in the bedroom. He posted a video that he captioned with; “Last night we were shagging and I heard you say, ‘Oh Channing,’ when you know my name is Will.”
Hollywoodlife.com claims Megan Fox and Machine Gun Kelly are allegedly planning to have children. A source tells the website, “A baby is 100 percent in the plan for Megan and Colson, it’s something they’ve been openly talking about since they first got together. The duo believe they’re destined to be together and destined to have a child together, but they’re letting it happen naturally, they’re not super focused on it. Whenever it happens, they’ll embrace it. They’re basically leaving it up to fate to decide.”
The National Enquirer claims "Friends" star Matthew Perry is looking for love. A source tells the magazine, “He’s been hiding out at his house in L.A., working on his book and paying more attention to his health, which has his pals so relieved. Sure, he still gets takeout from McDonald’s, but he’s ordering the grilled chicken salad or the grilled chicken sandwich and iced tea — and skipping the Big Macs and the shakes.”
The Daily Mail says "Family Matters" actress Jo Marie Payton is accusing "Steve Urkel" of acting out on the set of the show. She claims Jaleel White once got into an altercation with the crew because he couldn't get his way in an episode. Jo Marie says, "There was a scene where I said we can't do that, standards and practices will not let that pass, it's not gonna happen. He wanted to do it anyway. He was so mad, he started kicking and screaming and stuff ... I was gonna whip his behind."
Personality Profile - How You Eat Reveals Your Personality ... According to a new study by Reader's Digest
Slow eaters... Like to be in control and appreciate life
Fast Eaters ... are ambitious and impatient
Adventurous Eaters ... are anxious and neurotic
People Who Separate Their Food On Their Plate ... are cautious and detail oriented
Mother's Day Survey
A new survey by the National Retail Federation reveals that 84% of people plan to celebrate Mother's Day. Other findings:
- The average person will spend $245 on their Mother's Day gifts.
- Over $7 billion worth of jewelry will be purchased for Mother's Day.
- 48% of mothers want to celebrate Mother's Day at a restaurant
A new survey by the digital safety platform Aura reveals that 39% of pet owners use their pet's name as a password for one or more of their online accounts. 59% of people post pictures of their pets on social media
ITEMS PEOPLE KEEP NO MATTER WHAT WHEN MOVING … According to a new survey by Bellhop
Items with sentimental values - 38%
Collections - 37%
Items pass down from relatives - 35%
Gifts from family and friends - 32%
Items someone made for me - 32%
ITEMS PEOPLE ARE LIKELY TO GET RID OF DURING A MOVE … According to a new survey by Bellhop
Books and papers - 31%
Consumable good - 31%
Knick knacks - 31%
Small furniture - 28%
Small appliances - 27%
The girls and I got into an argument at work yesterday over whether or not flowers are a good Mother's Day gift. Half of the women love the idea of getting flowers for Mother Day. The other half did not and said the gift is a cop out and has no thought behind it. They said any mother, who receives flowers should be upset with their kid for not putting any effort into finding an 'experience' gift or something they really want. Where do you stand on this? Are flowers a good Mother's Day gift or a cop out?