- The NY Times says people are making cicada casserole, cicada chowder and cicada carbonara.
- The Blast claims Lady Gaga performs "Smelly Cat" during the "Friends: The Reunion" on HBO Max. It premieres today.
- Brobible says Aaron Rodgers and Bryson DeChambeau are going to compete against Tom Brady and Phil Mickelson in an upcoming golf match on July 6th in Montana.
- The Washington Post says Howard University is renaming their College of Fine Arts after Chadwick Boseman. A Howard student started a petition to have the fine arts college renamed after Boseman died. - TVLine says Chris Noth is going to reprise his role as Mr. Big on HBO Max's ''Sex and the City'' reboot.
- CNN says a 200 year-old bottle of wine, intended for French military leader Napoleon Bonaparte, was recently auctioned off for $30,000. The bottle of Grand Constance 1821 is one of only 12 remaining in the world. The sweet red wine is still drinkable.
- ABC says Amazon is purchasing MGM for $8.45 billion. Jeff Bezos will now own the James Bond film franchise, Rocky and The Wizard of Oz
Fireworks Shortage: Fox News says a fireworks shortage is about to occur because fireworks wholesalers and retailers are having trouble getting product from Asia. The pandemic slowed down the production of fireworks. Consumers, in states where fireworks are legal, can expect to pay more this year.
Maroon 5's Adam Levine tells Billboard magazine that he loves Hawaiian shirts "I love Hawaiian shirts. They look awesome and just fit really well. It’s classy and cool and not over-the-top, but fun. If I was a woman, I’d wear that."
USA Today says McDonald's launched their new BTS meal yesterday. It includes a 10-piece Chicken McNuggets order, medium fries, a medium Coke and sweet chili and Cajon dipping sauces.
Dua Lipa tells Rolling Stone magazine that her songs come alive the more she sings them. “The lyrics I write don’t immediately come from something that I believe. It’s more that I start off with a false sense of confidence, and then the more I sing it, the more I perform it, the more I put it out into the world, the more I feel like I live it, breathe it, embody those lyrics and those words.”
Justin Bieber tells Elle magazine that he believes love is a choice. “Love is a choice. Love is not a feeling. People have made it seem in movies that it's this fairy tale. That's not what love is. You're not gonna want to love your girl sometimes but you're gonna choose to love her.”
Bruno Mars tells Billboard magazine that he dresses up when he goes into the recording studio. "I made it a point: I'm showing up to the studio, we working, but I'm not showing up in sweats 'cause you're going to get what sweats sounds like ... so I'm going to wear every jewelry piece I collected, and my finest shoes, and write some songs. It just helped keep the motion going."
TMZ says a judge has awarded Brad Pitt 50/50 custody of his children. Angelina Jolie was seeking sole custody and wanted Brad to have supervised visitation. The judge felt that there was not enough credible evidence to suggest he needed supervised visits
Which ‘Friends’ Character Are You Most Like? ... According to a new survey by YouGov .. "Friends: The Reunion" premieres today on HBO Max. Monica 8%
Uproxx says Guy Fieri has signed a new, three-year contract with the Food Network to continue doing ''Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives'' and ''Guy’s Grocery Games''. The deal is worth $80 million. ''Diners, Drive Ins, and Dives'' generated $230 million for the Food Network last year.
Radar Online says Kelly Clarkson's daytime talk show will take over Ellen's time slot when Ellen retires. A source tells the website, "NBC believes Kelly is the perfect choice to take the throne from Ellen. They have invested so much money and time into the brand ... they really have faith in her to bring in that advertising revenue. Everyone felt that Kelly was so easy to work with and was the perfect replacement for Ellen. Nobody likes Ellen. hey have been wanting her gone forever. Kelly is a pleasure to work with and treats everyone on set kindly."
OK! magazine says Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez are no longer talking. A source tells the magazine, “There is a lot of pain and rage about breaking off the engagement. Jen might look happy back with Ben, but what we didn’t see was the agony and pain that she went through breaking off her engagement to A-Rod and breaking up their kids who had become so close. Jennifer is angry about what Alex did when they were engaged, while Alex is angry about what Jennifer did after they broke the engagement off. Which explains why they are no longer speaking.”
US Weekly Magazine says Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez are officially dating again.A source tells the magazine, “Jen and Ben are both very happy with each [other] and are excited to see where the relationship goes. They are full-on dating and very happy together. They have always remained close friends and that is the basis for their relationship. They both respect and trust each other. It was Ben’s idea to go to Montana, a place he absolutely loves, and they had a wonderful time there just snuggling up and being together without any pressure.''
Hola magazine claims Kim Kardashian has failed the first bar exam she has taken.They quote her as saying, “I did not pass the baby bar. If you do law school the way that I’m doing it, it is a four-year program instead of your typical three-year program. After year one, you have to take the baby bar. This one actually is harder, I hear, than the official bar.''
Radar Online claims Katie Holmes' ex-boyfriend, Emilio Vitolo, was allegedly spotted flirting with Zoe Kravitz outside of an Italian restaurant in NYC. The two had huge smiles on their faces as they exchanged numbers.
The Sun claims Lindsay Lohan may marry her boyfriend of two years, Bader Shammas. A source tells the newspaper, “Lindsay's relationship with Bader is going strong. She has been with him for about two years now. He is a legitimate guy. He's not an actor, he's not in the entertainment industry, he manages funds for high net worth people at Credit Suisse. They'll get married at some point. She is 34. It's just a matter of time.”
WHAT SONGS WOULD BE ON THE ULTIMATE ROAD TRIP PLAYLIST? … According to a new survey by Christian Brothers Automotive
Sweet Home Alabama, Lynyrd Skynyrd 39%
Hotel California, The Eagles 29%
Life is a Highway, Tom Cochrane 27%
Take Me Home Country Roads, John Denver 26%
On the Road Again, Willie Nelson 25%
Old Town Road, Lil Nas X 25%
Shut Up and Drive, Rihanna 24%
Highway to Hell, ACDC 23%
Hit the Road Jack, Ray Charles 20%
Here I Go Again, Whitesnake 18%
Don't Stop Me Now, Queen 18%
Go Your Own Way, Fleetwood Mac 18%
Ramblin' Man, The Allman Brothers Band 17% (tied)
Paradise City, Guns 'N Roses 17% (tied)
Route 66, Chuck Berry 17%