- Moderna says their coronavirus vaccine has a 96% effective rate in teens after just one shot.
- A new study by Applied Biology reveals that bald men are twice as likely to suffer from severe covid symptoms as men with a full head of hair.
- A new survey by Yahoo reveals that 33% of people aren't celebrating Mother's Day this year.
- People magazine says Crocs is giving away 50,000 pairs of free clogs next week to nurses. The company will distribute 10,000 pairs each day beginning at 12 p.m. Eastern on their website. The offer is good each day until 10,000 pairs are given away
- The NY Post says Meghan Markle may have received a $700,000 advance for her new children's book "The Bench".
- Popsugar says Starbucks has added an Oreo Frappuccino to their secret menu.The chocolate chip Frappuccino contains white mocha sauce, extra chocolate chips and whipped cream
Beer Reduces Chances Of Heart Disease: A new study by Harvard reveals that drinking a beer a day can reduce your risk of heart disease by 20%. Researchers studied 50,000 people to see how moderate alcohol consumption affects the heart. The school says, ''The thought is that moderate amounts of alcohol may have effects on the brain that can help you relax, reduce stress levels and, perhaps through these mechanisms, lower the incidence of cardiovascular disease.''
Lifeguard Shortage: A nationwide lifeguard shortage may keep some pools from opening this Summer.
The YMCA tells NOLA.com, “There is a massive shortage of lifeguards right now. This is one of the hardest years we’ve ever had trying to recruit staff. A lot of these college kids can just be on unemployment this Summer and be fine, We’ve also seen a lack of access to lifeguard certification trainings because of social distancing guidelines.”
Lifeguards earn an average of $13 an hour while starting out at $8 an hour.
Olivia Rodrigo tells Billboard magazine that she loves Cardi B's music. "I feel lucky to be a teenager at the time when Cardi is making music. … Just even as a songwriter, some of the stuff that she says is just so honest and almost like shockingly honest. When I listen to her songs, I'm like, 'Oh wow, she really just said that on a recorded album.' Those are my favorite artists who say stuff that other people are scared to say,"
Billie Eilish tells Vogue magazine that she has been a vegan for seven years. "I learned about the dairy industry and the meat industry, which I already knew about. Once you know about that kind of thing and you see it it’s really hard to go back. And, even now, while I have many friends that eat dairy and meat and I don’t want to tell anybody what to do, I just can’t go on in my life knowing what’s going on in the animal world and not doing anything about it.”
Dua Lipa tells Rolling Stone magazine that she wants to show her younger siblings that anything is possible. “I am lucky that my family is so incredibly supportive. It’s really nice to be able to show my siblings that anything is possible. If I can do it, they can do whatever they put their mind to. It’s exciting for all of us to be able to go through this together. I hope that this gives them the confidence to take over the world in whatever way they feel.”
Justin Bieber tells Billboard magazine that he is inspired by tropical music. “I am inspired by really all music but in particular I love island music. I love the feel of just the percussion, you know, I’m a drummer so that percussion it moves me. It makes me want to dance.”
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."
Female First says Queen Elizabeth is selling her own beer. They are made from plants on one of her estates. The bottles feature pictures of a hare and a pheasant. The Queen's bitter beer has an alcohol by volume of 4.3% while her IPA has an alcohol by volume of 5%. The beers are available in Royal gift shops. Proceeds are going to charity
Entertainment Tonight says Sharon Osbourne is looking at rebooting The Osbournes reality TV show. A source tells ET, “Sharon may have parted ways with CBS, but the interest in her remains sky high. Many production companies are keen to have an updated version of their reality show. And the way things are going, a revival looks pretty strong,” the insider reportedly said. “It is closer than ever to returning to our screens. The timing is good, given that next year will be the 20th anniversary. Certainly the family are just as wild as ever, and would be captivating viewing. After all this time away, bringing the show would be hugely popular.
The Star claims Luke Bryan and Katy Perry's flirty behavior on the set of ''American Idol'' is allegedly raising eyebrows. A source tells the magazine, “People say that if they were single, they’d make a great couple. They do flirt and kid each other and it’s obvious there’s chemistry there. Perry trusts Luke because he’s a solid guy with a heart of gold. He thinks the world of Perry. There’s a vulnerability to Katy that makes him very protective of her.”
OK! magazine says Harrison Ford's wife, Calista Flockhart, allegedly plans to watch over him while he films the next Indiana Jones movie. A source tells the magazine, ''Ford has been training hard to get in shape and is feeling great. But at his age, you can understand why Calista is concerned. Flockhart made sure he stayed fit with weight training and proper nutrition”to get him in Indiana Jones shape in the first place. Harrison’s going to have the best people in the business looking out for him so he doesn’t get hurt again.”
OK! magazine says Bill and Melinda Gates' interpreter, Shelley Wang, is denying reports that she is the reason the couple is breaking up. The magazine quotes her as saying, "I thought that the rumors would go away by themselves, but I did not expect the rumors to become more and more crazily spread. Why spend time on the unfounded rumors? I would like to thank everyone for their concern and help in dispelling the rumors through private messages in the past 24 hours.''
TMZ says Melinda Gates owns more than 25 million shares of Coca-Cola Femsa.The revelation came after Melinda filed papers to formalize her divorce from Bill Gates. She owns so many shares of the Mexican Coke company that the Securities Exchange Commission was immediately notified. The shares are valued at $120 million.
Raw Story says Melinda was outraged that Bill was friends with convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein.
Entertainment Tonight says Gloria Estefan and Andy Garcia have agreed to star in a remake of 'Father Of The Bride'. The remake will center on a Cuban woman marrying a Mexican man. Gloria says, "The comedy is really, really well written and I think it's got a really beautiful message too. The groom is Mexican and his family's Mexican, and there's the Cuban side of the bride. Hopefully celebrate cultures in a wonderful, warm, deep way that doesn't stick to stereotypes... A film should be good no matter what culture is being talked about, and that makes me happy because hopefully people will identify with it...Get ready baby, that's gonna be crazy!"
List Of Best Sitcoms ... According to a new survey by Rolling Stone magazine
1. The Simpsons 2. Cheers 3. Seinfeld 4. I Love Lucy 5. All In The Family 6. M*A*S*H 7. The Mary Tyler Moore Show 8. The Honeymooners 9. Parks And Recreation 10. The Larry Sanders Show 11. The Dick Van Dyke Show 12. Curb Your Enthusiasm 13. Frasier 14. The Andy Griffith Show 15. Arrested Development 16. The Cosby Show 17. Taxi 18. 30 Rock 19. Roseanne 20. Bojack Horseman
Mother's Day Survey
A new survey posted by Best Life reveals that 50% of mothers want an uninterrupted night of sleep for Mother's Day. Other findings:
66% of mothers say being a mom has become more stressful during the pandemic
40% of mothers want to stay in bed all day for Mother's Day
60% of moms say teleworking has contributed to their lack of sleep