- WMTW says the CVS Pharmacy chain is trying to incentivize people to get vaccinated by offering contests for 1,000 prizes. The prizes include a seven-day cruise, VIP tickets to next year's Super Bowl, hotel stays and $5,000 cash prizes for family reunions.
- The NY Post says Mike ''The Situation'' Sorrentino and his wife, Lauren, are the proud parents of a new baby boy named Romeo.
- A new survey by the Road Safety Authority reveals that 10% of people regularly text and drive. Nine percent of people regularly talk and drive.
- Reuters says 135,000 people are expected to attend Sunday's Indianapolis 500. That is 40% of the racecourse's capacity.
Cosby Denied Parole: NBC says Bill Cosby has been denied parole because he failed to complete a treatment program for sexual offenders. Had the 83 year-old comedian completed the course, he would have been eligible to be released from prison later this year. Bill is serving a three-to-10-year sentence for sexual assault
California Giving Away $116 Million To Get People Vaxxed: MarketWatch says the state of California, in an effort to incentivize people to get vaccinated, is giving away $116.5 million in prize money. They will also be giving away the nation's highest single vaccine prize of 1.5 million. People, who have been vaccinated, are eligible to win the prize money. California will start holding their vaccine lottery drawings next week.
Access Hollywood says Usher and his girlfriend, Jennifer, are expecting another child. This will be their second baby together and Usher's fourth.
Taylor Swift tells The Independent that she loves the French language, even though she doesn't know too many French phrases. "I've always loved the French language. I think I probably love the French language as much as any non-French speaker can."
Dua Lipa tells Hunger magazine that living on her own at 15 years old forced her to grow up fast. "When I realized that no one was going to tidy up after me or clean my clothes, that was when I thought, 'I'm really on my own here.' I figured it out though, and when I learned how to do the cooking, cleaning and work the washing machine, it hit me that I could try and do music on my own too. I went out, met loads of people, made friends, and started posting covers online and sending them to people that I wanted to work with."
Ariana Grande tells ABC that her lifelong crush Is Jim Carrey. "I loved Jim growing up. And I still have a crush on him today. I was kind of nervous to meet him, you know. He’s been my crush forever.?"
Bruno Mars tells NME magazine that he has a simple reason for making so much "sexy" music. "For me, 95% 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 dance floor, get the girls smiling!"
The Weeknd tells MTV that his experiences growing up helped shape his persona. "I was so used to hardly ever sleeping and roaming the streets of downtown Toronto with no care or motives in life. Little did I know it would help create this character of my songs that I left behind the first day I became known for my music."
During the "Friends" reunion special, David Schwimmer said he disliked filming scenes with the show's monkey, Marcel. "I want to say, I love animals. I'm an animal lover, but here's my problem.... The monkey would mess up scenes and when it didn't do its job right, we would have to go again over and over. The monkey didn't hit its mark, I'm sorry. That combined with the trainer giving the monkey live grubs to eat. He would eat in and I would have monkey grub hands all over my face.''
The Globe claims Alex Rodriguez is still shocked that JLo dumped him for Ben Affleck. A source tells the magazine, Alex is shocked Jennifer has moved on! He truly thought they would be able to make it work and reconnect. He has been reaching out to J.Lo to meet with her and she has been very short with him. A-Rod will not give up on his and J.Lo’s relationship. He’s willing to do anything to make it work.''
The Sun claims Alex Rodriguez allegedly reached out to Madison LeCroy after splitting from Jennifer Lopez. Madison is the woman that Alex was corresponding with before Jennifer busted him. A source tells the newspaper, “She’s completely over it. Alex most recently wanted to hang out at the PGA Championship in South Carolina last week because he knew she'd be there and he had friends there so it was a good excuse to be in the same place. But Alex didn't end up showing. Not sure what he's looking for, it's always seemed casual but she definitely does not want a relationship with him.''
Hollywoodlife.com says Diddy tried to get the attention of his ex-girlfriend, Jennifer Lopez, yesterday, by posting an Instagram picture of them holding hands. A source tells the website that Jennifer has no interest in dating Diddy or A-Rod again. “Her feelings on having something with Ben are real and she wants to explore that. Things with A-Rod are over forever in her eyes and she’s working on moving on.”
New Idea magazine claims Katie Holmes may start dating Alexander Skarsgard. A source tells the magazine the couple allegedly met up in secret when Alex came to New York to film a TV show. “It started as just a friendly call and an invitation for coffee. Since then, no one’s heard a peep out of her or him! They’ve both gone quiet and everyone’s convinced they’ve continued to meet up – but in secret.''
On Wednesday, Guy Fieri signed a new three-year, $80 million deal with the Food Network. Yesterday, The Daily Mail said Guy bought a waterfront mansion in West Palm Beach, Florida. He tells People magazine, "We've been trying for a long time to get a place in Florida. It's been an ongoing joke that whenever I would go to the South Beach Food and Wine Festival, someone would say to me, 'So when are you going to move to Florida?' I would always say, 'We're looking. We're looking for a house.' Because I love Florida. I love the people. I love the culture."
Worst Reality TV Dad … According to a new survey by the Nicki Swift website
Jim Bob Duggar 25.7%
Jon Gosselin 22.6%
Todd Chrisley of Chrisley Knows Best... 17.9%
The National Enquirer claims Ellen DeGeneres knows Kelly Clarkson is the future of daytime talk shows. A source tells the magazine, “Kelly has been seen as the future for a while now. She’s relatable, funny, unaffected, and talented, whereas Ellen has this snooty, ice queen kind of vibe. She was determined not to step away from her show when the scandal broke. She didn’t want her legacy to be the boss of a toxic work environment, which is why she returned. She’s taking the ball and running with it. Ellen’s taking the whole thing very badly. She doesn’t do well under pressure. The fear is that she’ll lash out – and Portia de Rossi could catch the brunt of it.''
The Sun says Meghan Markle may give birth in the same Los Angeles maternity suite that Beyonce used. The Cedar-Sinai birthing suite costs $4,000 a night and has flat screen TVs, expensive bedding, designer pillows, luxury bathrooms and white leather furniture. Meghan would also have access to her own personal doula and salon services.
Most Popular Marvel-Inspired Pet Names … According to a new survey by Embrace Pet Insurance