- The NY Post says Moderna's new coronavirus vaccine provides an excellent response against the Omicron variant. Moderna hopes to have the vaccine available by late Summer
- The Daily Mail says Uber drivers are now delivering emergency food and water supplies to war-torn areas of Ukraine.
- A new survey posted by Mashed magazine reveals that 65% of people prefer local restaurants rather than chain ones.
- WCMH says Ohio State quarterback CJ Stroud has signed a new NIL (endorsement) deal to drive a $150,000 Bentley this Fall. A Canton, Ohio auto dealership signed the deal with Stroud. Late last night, Stroud changed his mind and opted to trade his Bentley for a $200,000 Mercedes G Wagon.
Gas Prices Are Going To Continue To Rise: GasBuddy says gas prices are going to continue to rise. Company representative Patrick DeHann tells WXIA, "The Russian invasion of Ukraine has driven up oil. That doesn't seem to be going anywhere. And so from that, I do expect oil prices to remain high this summer. There's less ability to produce gasoline, diesel, and jet fuel that the market needs. That's also not a short-term fix. You can't build a refinery overnight, and with this administration, it would be next to impossible to build one."
TMZ claims Britney Spears and Sam Asghari are getting married today in front of 100 people. Britney's mother and father are not expected to attend the wedding, but her brother, Bryan is. No word on who is walking Brit down the aisle.
The National Enquirer claims Tom Cruise is allegedly single and ready to mingle. A source tells the magazine that he may still reconcile with Hayley Atwell. “Tom’s definitely in the market for a new girlfriend, and he’s discreetly put the word out for folks to set him up if someone ultra-special comes along. But everyone’s keeping their fingers and toes crossed that he and Hayley can give it another go.”
Paramount Pictures CEO Brian Robbins was recently doing an interview with Variety magazine when he joked about making a third Top Gun movie. ''Let’s see where we are 35 years from now. I don’t want to speculate. This is an incredible run. The sky is the limit for this movie.''
Robert De Niro was promoting his Tribeca Film Festival during an interview with Variety magazine when he said he is not a Taylor Swift fan. Her short film, "All Too Well", is going to be screened at his fest. Robert said, “I’m not not a fan. I probably hear her music and like it on the radio. My young daughter puts a station on, and it drives me crazy when they chat. When they have music, it’s OK. […] We have a deal that when the chatter goes on, we go to chill [music]. That’s the compromise. I go to spa [music] when I’m alone.”
OK! magazine says Wheel of Fortune fans are upset with Pat Sajak because he recently told Vanna White, "Could ya move a little faster?"
The Internet reacts ...
"Pat Sajak just told Vanna White to hurry up"
"B***h, I will shank you. You don't get snotty with a national treasure."
"Are you watching wheel rn? Pats out here disrespecting our girl Vanna."
Kid Rock tells Fox News that he is open to running for a political office. "One day, if I ever thought – if I was bored, sitting around – really thought I could serve my county and help them out, stir things up a little bit and do what’s right, I’d have to take a hard look at it"
TMZ says Bob Saget's home is being placed up for sale for $7.7 million. The house was built in 1964 and has six bedrooms, a pool and a guest house. Bob bought it for $2.8 million.
WNYT says Hilary Swank recently found a lost dog in Albany, New York. She is shooting a new movie there. Chelsea Blackwell wandered near the set looking for her 15 year old dog. Hillary picked up the dog earlier and then returned it to Chelsea. They then took selfies with it.
Word Tips is out with their list of the Most Mispronounced Celebrity Names.
1 Saoirse Ronan (Ser-Scha Row·Nuhn)
2 Joaquin Phoenix
3 Ewan MacGregor
4 Ralph Fiennes
5 Charlize Theron
6 Gal Gadot
7 Ttimothee Chalamet
8 Marion Cotillard
9 Alicia Vikander
10 Steve Buscemi
Word Tips is out with their list of the Most Mispronounced Musician Names.
1 Ed Sheeran
3 Justin Bieber
4 Billie Eilish
TOP 5 EATING DEALBREAKERS … According to a new survey by Good Cook
Eating too fast - 38%
Being a picky eater - 35%
Mindless snacking - 35%
Regularly consuming junk food - 35%
Taking food from my plate - 35%
TOP 10 GUILTY PLEASURE FOODS … According to a new survey by Good Cook
Pizza - 36%
Ice cream - 35%
Burgers - 33%
Chips - 32%
Fried chicken - 32%
Milk chocolate - 32%
Cake - 31%
French fries - 31%
Candy - 30%
Bacon - 28%
Optimism Adds Years To Your Life
A new study by Harvard reveals that being optimistic can add years to your life. Researchers studied 159,255 women over the course of 26 years. They looked at many factors of happiness including marital status, income, education and other things.
Researcher Hayami Koga says, Our findings suggest that there’s value to focusing on positive psychological factors, like optimism, as possible new ways of promoting longevity and healthy aging across diverse groups. Higher optimism was associated with longer lifespan and a greater likelihood of achieving exceptional longevity overall and across racial and ethnic groups. The contribution of lifestyle to these associations was modest. Optimism may promote health and longevity in diverse racial and ethnic groups. Future research should investigate these associations in less long-lived populations.”
Best U.S. Cities For A Picnic … According to a new survey by Shane Co based on 14 different factors including weather, food, beverages, parks and more ... based on a score of 0 to 100
Sacramento, California: 71.4
San Francisco, California: 70.4
Sand Jose, California: 70.1
Salt Lake City, Utah: 65.4
Portland, Oregon: 65.2
Boise City, Idaho: 65.2
Ogden, Utah: 65
Stockton, California: 62.2
Baltimore, Maryland: 61.8
Atlanta, Georgia: 61.7
Providence, Rhode Island: 61.5
Spokane, Washington: 61
Denver, Colorado: 61
San Diego, California: 61
Seattle, Washington: 60.5
Provo, Utah: 59.1
Fresno, California: 59
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: 58.3
Boston, Massachusetts: 58.2
Albuquerque, New Mexico: 58.1
Inflation And Savings Survey A new survey by Forbes Magazine reveals that 70% of Americans are using their savings to help cope with inflation. Other findings:
- 8% of people have completely drained their savings to cope with inflation
- 23% of people have depleted a substantial amount of their savings to cope with inflation
- 36% of people have spent a small amount from their savings to cope with inflation
I recently got divorced and joined a dating site. I have a master's degree and am incredibly successful at my job. My friends say I need to dumb down my profile because it will intimidate men. They say if I do that then I will get more emails and have a better selection of men to choose from. I don't think I should have to dumb down my profile just to accommodate men, who are intimidated by me. I don't think I want those men anyways. Are my friends right?