- The NY Post says the FDA has approved Pfizer's coronavirus vaccine for kids.Young adults, between the ages of 12 and 15, can begin getting their shots as early as next week
- Business Insider says Pfizer is going to sell $100 billion worth of covid-19 vaccines in the next five years
- WRAL says Uber and Lyft wait times have jumped because there is a driver shortage. The drivers make more money on unemployment and have less of a risk of contracting covid-19.
- The NY Daily News says Ford is recalling 661,000 Explorers because of concerns about falling roof covers. The company doesn't want the covers to detach and then slam into other drivers
- The NY Post says Starbucks may take down its Facebook page because people are posting hateful comments about their products and their stance on social issues. The company has 36 million Facebook followers.
- The Verge says Sony expects their PlayStation 5 to be in short supply for at least the next year. The coronavirus and a global chip shortage are contributing to the low supply numbers.
- TMZ says Tim Tebow is about to sign a one-year contract to play tight end for the Jacksonville Jaguars.
- NBC is not going to air the Golden Globes in 2022 because the Hollywood Foreign Press Association is not diverse or inclusive enough. The Association is planning a huge reform. Tom Cruise is protesting the Golden Globes by returning his three Golden Globe trophies. He won Best Actor for ''Born on the Fourth of July'', Best Actor for ''Jerry Maguire'' and Best Supporting Actor for ''Magnolia''.
- Footwear News says Adidas is releasing a Simpsons sneaker called The Flaming Moe. The sneaker has a white sole while the body is orange, yellow, red and purple. The tongue says 'Flaming Moe's'. The $120 shoe goes on sale tomorrow.
Kentucky Derby Winner Update: Brobible says horse trainer Bob Baffert believes the reason Kentucky Derby winner Medina Spirit failed a drug test is because one of his caretakers went to the bathroom in his stall before Medina ate the hay. The caretaker had been taking cough medicine which in turn caused Medina to fail the drug test.
Baffert says, “I never thought I’d have to be fighting for my reputation and the poor horse’s reputation. Because of the new regulations the regulators have put, they’re testing these horses at contaminated levels and it’s been a horrible experience.”
Woman Given Six Vaccine Shots At Once: WFXP says a 23 year-old woman from Italy was recently given six coronavirus vaccine shots. A nurse mistakenly injected her with an entire vial of the Pfizer vaccine. The woman was held at the hospital overnight and had a headache, fatigue and shivering. She is now okay
County Promoting Vaccinations With Homer Simpson And Free Beer: The Daily Mirror claims Erie County, New York is encouraging people to get a coronavirus vaccine shot with their 'Shot and A Chaser Clinic'. People get a free pint of beer with their first vaccine shot. The county is promoting the free beer with a picture of Homer Simpson and the caption: ''MMM Beer.''
A county official says, "Our Erie County Department of Health (ECDOH) is partnering with Resurgence Brewing Company to offer a "Shot and a Chaser" Vaccine Clinic at the brewery. Get your COVID-19 Vaccine there and a free beer. If Homer Simpson lived in Buffalo, not Springfield, he'd sign up. People will get a second free drink with their second jab.''
Nick Jonas tells GQ magazine that he dislikes being called a sex symbol. “I think it’s flattering, but attraction is such a nuanced thing. I don’t take it too seriously. I just learn to laugh about it and think about the fact that my parents are probably reading some of the comments. It’s not something I wear as a badge of honor. I tend to try to not think about it, because it would make me feel a little embarrassed.”
Maroon 5's Adam Levine tells Billboard magazine that he never expected to be as successful as he is. "Life is a trip. It's a lot of fun. You never think you're going to be doing this. This was never a goal of mine. But some things fall into your path and you go with it. It works."
Olivia Rodrigo tells The Guardian newspaper that she had to shake off being insecure about her looks. “It’s hard for anyone to grow up in this media where it feels like if you don’t have European features and blond hair and blue eyes, you’re not traditionally pretty. I felt that a lot – since I don’t look exactly like the girl next door in all these movies, I’m not attractive. That actually took me a while to shake off. It’s something I’m still shaking off now.”
The Weeknd tells Variety magazine that he has a special relationship with Jim Carrey. "“I texted him the address of my condo in L.A., and he said, ‘I can literally see your place from my balcony,’ and we got out telescopes and were waving to each other. And when I told him about my mom taking me to see ‘The Mask,’ he knew the theater! Anyway, on my 30th birthday, he called and told me to look out my window, and on his balcony he had these giant red balloons, and he picked me up and we went to breakfast."
Bruno Mars tells NME.com that music is about love. “For me, 95 per cent of music is about love. That’s why cavemen were hitting stones to get everybody around the fire and get them feeling sexy. It’s exactly the same principle, the same thing: just get people on the dancefloor, get the girls smiling.”
New Idea magazine claims Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez are moving fast and are allegedly talking about marrying. A source tells the magazine, “They’re very much in love again and this relationship is headed up the aisle. They’re older and they’ve got kids now… they both want to be married again and have talked about it. Reuniting is like putting on the most comfortable pair of slippers ever. They’re both exactly what the other has been looking for.''
A source tells E! News, "She wants to give it a shot with Ben. They never really had closure and she has always wondered what could have been. The timing was never right and they were in different places until now. They have always stayed in touch and had a strong connection. She finally has had the opportunity to spend time with him and see where this could lead. They are very comfortable together and it's easy. She wants to keep seeing him and is very happy."
A source tells Hollywoodlife.com, “Things between Ben and Jennifer are very casual right now, but it’s happening. They’re taking things very slow. She’s always said in interviews he’s the one that got away and she means it. They’re just going with the flow of it all right now and not overthinking or putting pressure on it. Everyone thought this was just for the press, but it’s not. It’s very real.”
US Weekly Magazine says Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez reconciled after having a heart-to-heart talk before their Montana vacation. A source tells the magazine, "Ben and Jennifer had a heart-to-heart and it reignited the spark between them."
E! News says Alex Rodriguez is shocked that Jennifer Lopez is now dating Ben Affleck. A source tells the network, "A-Rod is shocked that J.Lo has moved on. He truly thought they would be able to make it work and reconnect. He has been reaching out to J.Lo trying to meet with her and she has been very short with him. Alex is saddened about J.Lo's reunion, so much so that he's reached out to her to let her know he's upset. She's not interested in rekindling anything with A-Rod and is done."
The Daily Mail says journalist James Wallace, who has written two books about Bill Gates, says he was a party animal when he was a bachelor. ''A lot of those Microsoft kids back then, they were young guys in pizza-stained t-shirts for two or three days working on software code. Then they would have some pretty wild parties, where they would go out and get strippers in Seattle and bring them over to Bill's home. He wasn't a choir boy back then, he wasn't just this little computer nerd. He did have a life back then.''
Tom Cruise tells Empire magazine that ''Mission Impossible 7'' features a dangerous stunt where he rides a motorcycle off a cliff. ''If the wind was too strong, it would blow me off the ramp. The helicopter [filming the stunt] was a problem, because I didn’t want to be hammering down that ramp at top speed and get hit by a stone. Or if I departed in a weird way, we didn’t know what was going to happen with the bike,” he said. “I had about six seconds once I departed the ramp to pull the chute and I don’t want to get tangled in the bike. If I do, that’s not going to end well.''
Chris Rock tells Female First that he spent time in therapy during the pandemic.“Yeah, it’s weird. I’ve been doing therapy. That’s what I did during Covid: lots of therapy. Success does not erase trauma. It just doesn’t. So I definitely had to go back through therapy and really go through my childhood. The key thing is, I forgive everybody that was involved. I don’t want to criticize the culture of whatever, but what happened to me happened 30 years ago. I could out everybody that hit me, and put their faces on Instagram, and say their names and all that stuff, right? And they would never work again. Their lives would be absolutely destroyed. So I’m gonna pray that they learnt their lesson… I got kids going to college – wouldn’t that suck if some kid couldn’t go to college because their dad called me a ****** in 1979? So I’m not gonna do that. I’m gonna take the very high road.”
The National Enquirer claims the producers of The Talk may bring back Sharon Osbourne because ratings are tanking. A source tells the magazine, “There is no secret The Talk is melting down. The show is a disaster on life support which is why there is mass panic behind the scenes. Producers have had to bite their lips and do what they considered unthinkable only a few weeks before — approach shrewd Sharon to discuss coming back.”
The Daily Mail says Grey's Anatomy has been renewed for another season. Ellen Pompeo has also signed a new one-year contract to return to the show as Meredith Grey. The paper says she is expected to earn $20 million.
Seth Rogen tells Howard Stern that he had an awkward moment before meeting Tom Cruise for the first time. “It was going to be an awkward first interaction, so he had this really long snaking driveway leading to his house… I stopped halfway up the driveway, kind of in the woods, above Sunset Blvd., and I peed in a Snapple bottle in my car. And then I sealed the bottle and left it there. As I was leaving the meeting, I was snaking back down the driveway and, as I was passing the exact spot that I peed in, I noticed a red light in the woods. And there was a security camera literally pointed exactly at where I was peeing.”
Wearing A Coronavirus Mask Reduces Allergy Symptoms
CBS says wearing a coronavirus mask may help alleviate seasonal allergy symptoms. Immunologist Dr. Purvi Parikh says, “It almost acts like a barrier between you and the pollen. When you’re outside, it can even protect against indoor allergens if you wear a mask indoors while you’re working. Keep it clean because you don’t want to keep putting that mask that might have pollen on it on your face every day. You should be washing your mask frequently regardless.”