- WJZ says the Maryland Jockey Club is going to allow Medina Spirit to race in The Preakness this weekend. The horse tested positive for a banned substance after winning the Kentucky Derby.
- Showbiz411 says Anderson Cooper's second week of hosting ''Jeopardy'' was the lowest rated week ever for the show. An average of 4.8 million people watched the show. It was the first time less than 5 million people watched ''Jeopardy''.
- WISH says middle school and high school baseball games are being canceled because there is an umpire shortage. Many umpires retired during the pandemic while others are staying home because of the coronavirus.
- Starbucks has added a Strawberry Funnel Cake Frappuccino to their menu. It's made with strawberry puree, whipped cream, powdered sugar and pieces of funnel cake. The drink is only available this Summer
- Hollywoodlife.com says Angelina Jolie has a long list of dating deal-breakers.She tells the Daily Pop, “I probably have a very long list of ‘nos’. I’ve been alone for a long time now.”
- Business Insider says Lindsay Lohan has a Cameo account and is charging people $375 for personal messages and business advice.
- The Daily Mail says famed chef Salt Bae is opening a new London restaurant that will offer a $990 Tomahawk Steak that is covered in 24 karat gold. Conor McGregor, Diddy and Leonardo DiCaprio are fans of Salt Bae's restaurants and his famous salt flip
The NY Post says Britney Spears is sporting pink hair. She debuted her new color while posting pictures of herself in a full length leopard print bodysuit
Olivia Rodrigo tells Billboard magazine that her new album, 'Sour', has a lot of different sounds in it. "I am influenced by every genre of music. You can find so many different influences in 'Sour'. There's, like, pop-punk, grunge, some country, and definitely folk references. It sounds crazy to say that's what the record is going to sound like, but I really tried to take all of those references and make them my own and put my own voice to them. "
Tate McRae tells NME.com that she would love to collaborate with The Kid Laroi.My dream collab partner right now? It's got to be The Kid Laroi. I love him. He just sounds so good!"
Uproxx says Post Malone, who stars with Jason Statham in the new movie ''Wrath of Man'', asked Jason to record a song. Jason tells USA Today, “He invited me to come make a record. I quickly relieved him of that bad choice.”
The Weeknd tells The Wall Street Journal that he sometimes watches 'Scarface' in the studio to get into the mood to make music. “Sometimes in the studio, we play 'Carlito’s Way' and 'Scarface', put the sound on mute and try to make the music feel like that. You get criticized for it, but in the end it’s entertainment to me."
The NY Post says Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez vacationed in Montana because many tourists have gone home. A source says, “The ski season has just ended at Yellowstone so it was quieter and provided the perfect backdrop for a romantic trip where they could spend time alone.''
The couple stayed in a private home that had its own chef and hot tub
Closer Weekly Magazine says Jennifer Lopez has no plans to introduce Ben Affleck to her kids just yet. A source tells the magazine, “Jen isn’t wasting any time, she’s moving on with Ben … but what she isn’t going to [do] is let Emme and Max get too involved. She knows that Ben is great with kids, but all of that can wait.”
In touch Weekly Magazine says Alex Rodriguez is heartbroken that Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck have reconciled. A source tells the magazine, “He is really heartbroken about it. There’s a lot of excitement for the return of Bennifer but not everyone’s rejoicing about the rekindled romance. Alex may not be in the best position to judge, but he doesn’t think Jen is making a good decision. He thought the stories of Jen being back with Ben were fake news. Jen getting back with Ben, after all these years, and with all the heartache she went through, is the last thing Alex expected. Alex was holding out hope that Jen would take him back, but, according to some of Jen’s friends, that ship has sailed. She tried to reconcile with Alex, and she just couldn’t make it work. She’s not looking back; Alex is definitely in her rearview mirror.”
A source tells the Daily Mail, ''Jennifer was in contact with Ben before she split from Alex. However, it was friendly conversations and they didn't make a plan behind Alex's back that they would date.''
The Daily Mail says Alex Rodriguez was recently walking to his car in Miami when he stopped to sign autographs for fans. One fan asked, 'What do you think about the news about Jennifer and Ben?' Alex responded, “Go Yankees”. Ben Affleck is from Boston and is a huge Red Sox fan
E! News says Adam Sandler returned to IHOP on Monday. He took pictures with the hostess, who went viral after she failed to recognize him on a previous visit and told him he would have to wait 30 minutes for a table. Adam and Dayanna Rodas took selfies while wearing IHOP coronavirus masks. After eating, Adam tweeted, "Thank u IHOP for Milkshake Monday"
The Globe claims Pat Sajak is allegedly thinking about leaving ''Wheel of Fortune.'' A source tells the magazine, “Pat wants to stay, but he wants protection from the bosses and better editing of the show, so he doesn’t come off as a jerk. He knows he’s made some blooper and said some things that have fallen flat, but he’s sick of being treated like a big joke.''
Chris Rock tells Esquire magazine that he wants to film a movie with Dwayne ''The Rock'' Johnson. “Here’s the sad thing: Years ago when I was famous and The Rock wasn’t, and they would say ‘Hey, you wanna do a movie with The Rock?’ I’m like ‘Are you crazy? That’s the wackest s–t I’ve ever heard.’ Now the guy’s like the biggest action star in the world and I’m like ‘Hey, can I get two lines? Hey, Mr. Johnson, maybe I can be in ‘Fast and Furious.’ I can have a wrench! I don’t even need a car. Maybe I change tires …’ I’m begging the Rock for a job.”
Caitlyn Jenner tells CNN that she is qualified to be Governor of California because she has sold billions of dollars worth of workout equipment. "I have been in the entrepreneurial world. People think that that you've been in show business, think of you as a reality star, certainly I've done that. But entertainment is a business. And you have to run that business. But I've also done other things. You know, we sold a billion dollars of exercise equipment on television. Aviation companies. I've just always been involved being an entrepreneur."
The Daily Mail says Sylvester Stallone has dropped the selling price of his Beverly Hills mansion from $110 million to $85 million. The mansion has mountain views, a pool, a fire pit, a gym, a gigantic bar, six bedrooms, a sauna, a steam room, a Chef's Kitchen, a movie theater, a cigar room and a pool table. Stallone's office has a giant Rocky statue like the one in Philadelphia.
Lightning Bolts Shock Teacher During Zoom Class: WLKY says a Guthrie, Oklahoma teacher was recently teaching an online class when lightning struck her home. The bolt of lightning sent shingles flying and a surge to the teacher's laptop, which shocked her. The woman is okay. The bolts left two holes in her roof.
TOP TEN SUMMER ACTIVITIES
Mountain climbing 34%
Going to a national park/monument 30%