- Fortune Magazine says McDonald's plans to get rid of salads, fruit and yogurt parfaits because of labor shortages. They say eliminating these items will reduce drive-thru wait times by 30 seconds.
- The Verge says NASA is hiring a research team to study UFOs. An astrophysicist will lead the team. They plan to study open and unclassified cases so they can determine if UFOs really do exist.
- The NY Post says WWE owner Vince McMahon is planning to write a memoir. He is currently shopping it to publishers
- Sharon Osbourne tells Talk TV that Ozzy is having a major surgery on Monday."I'm sorry to hear that Ozzy has a big operation coming up as well. I have to be there and it's really going to determine the rest of his life.He is still trying to recover from several injuries and falls
- NBC says Jimmy Fallon attended the Tampa Bay Lightning-New York Rangers playoff game at Madison Square Garden last night. They placed him on the Jumbotron before he savagely ate a hot dog and then attempted to down a beer. Most of the beer landed on his shirt
Spears Marries: Radar Online says Britney Spears married Sam Asghari yesterday at her home. Her parents and sister were not invited to the wedding. Her sons chose not to attend so the focus would be on her. Sam prepped for his wedding by doing a workout.
TMZ says the police detained Britney's ex-husband, Jason Alexander, after he tried to crash the wedding. Jason made it inside Britney's home before he was restrained. Britney's lawyer Matthew Rosengart, tells the NY Post, “Jason Alexander has been handcuffed, taken into custody and arrested. I express my thanks to the Ventura County Sheriff’s Department for their prompt response and good work. I’m working closely with law enforcement to ensure Mr. Alexander is aggressively prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.”
The Daily Mail says a horse-drawn carriage was spotted outside of Britney's home.
Drew Barrymore, Donnatella Versace, Madonna, Paris Hilton and Selena Gomez all made the guest list.
Britney wore a Donatella Versace gown that was off the shoulder and had a v-shaped slit in the leg. She walked down the aisle to the Elvis Presley song ''Can't Help Falling in Love''.
Restaurant Battles Inflation By LOWERING Prices: WFLA says an Apopka, Florida barbecue restaurant is making headlines because they lowered their prices yesterday as inflation is rapidly rising. Steve White owns Porky's BBQ. He posted; ''During this time of uncertainty and with all the Higher prices on everything. I have decided to go down in price on our Lunch Specials at Porkie's BBQ. I am going back to the lower prices on our Specials so everyone can at least afford to eat out. Our specials start at $9.99 for a Sandwich, Two Sides and a Drink. I am going to do this as long as I can. Thanks''
The Internet reacts ...
“And we, as a community, will support you. It’s tough. You, my friend, are tougher!”
“Apopka is lucky to have you and your business in it…”
“Steve you are always there when anyone needs help…you are a good man…”
Sam Neill tells the NY Times that his son passed gas while watching ''Jurassic Park'' with Princess Diana in 1993. "It happened about the time the T-Rex turns up. The draft was drifting across me to royalty! I spent the whole film in a muck sweat, thinking, 'Princess Di is being exposed to the horrors of a little boy’s fart, but she’s going to think it’s me. I am going to be subliminally blamed for my son’s crimes, and I don’t think she’ll talk to me afterwards.'"
'Jurassic Park Dominion' is in theaters now.
Anthony “Goose” Edwards tells Entertainment Tonight that he and Tom Cruise watched "Top Gun: Maverick" together in New York City. "I was lucky enough that Tom called me up. He screened it for me in person. So, we actually saw it at the Dolby screening room here in New York with the best sound ever, and there was just, like, eight of us watching it. It was fantastic. It's the biggest movie that I'm in that I never had to show up for a day of work, so it was fun.''
Brobible says the producers of "Top Gun: Maverick" fooled China into thinking that one of their aircrafts was a real fighter jet. Paramount Pictures worked with Lockheed Martin to create a prototype jet named Dark Star. The jet was modified to make it look meaner and cooler on screen. Tom Cruise pilots it.
The Aviationist says, “The model they built was so accurate that China was reportedly fooled in believing that it was a real experimental aircraft and even reoriented a spy satellite to take photos of it.”
"Top Gun: Maverick" producer Jerry Bruckheimer tells Sandbox News; “The Navy told us that a Chinese satellite turned and headed on a different route to photograph that plane. They thought it was real. That’s how real it looks.”
''Top Gun: Maverick'' director Joseph Kosinski tells Indiewire that a third Top Gun movie is entirely up to Tom Cruise. “It took 36 years for Tom to agree to do this one! It’s up to him. He’s the one that has to be convinced. That’s how this project started, with Jerry and I going to Paris to talk Tom into it. It’s all about story. It’s all about emotion. If we can figure out a way, a journey for Maverick to go back and be with these young pilots and figure something out, maybe it could happen. I think for now, we should just enjoy that we got this one.”
The Irish Mirror says Zac Efron may have gotten secretly married. He was recently photographed wearing a wedding band on his ring finger.
The Internet reacts ...
"The real bear in the room is the wedding ring"
"What's with the wedding ring?"
"Is it just me or do you see a wedding band?"
"Um did Zac get married?"
Raw Story says Johnny Depp is going to release a new album on July 15th.Rocker Jeff Beck is also on the 13-track album titled ''18''. The album features covers of Beach Boys, Marvin Gaye and Velvet Underground songs. Beck says, "When Johnny and I started playing together, it really ignited our youthful spirit and creativity. We would joke about how we felt 18 again, so that just became the album title too."
The Daily Mail says Reese Witherspoon and her ex-husband, Ryan Phillippe, recently held a graduation ceremony for their homeschooled son, Deacon. The 18 year-old wore an orange graduation cap and gown as he walked on his pool deck and shook hands with his father and mother. They then took selfies while Deacon held his diploma. Reese played Pomp and Circumstance on her backyard speakers. Deacon tossed his cap into the pool
Glamour magazine says Rebel Wilson is dating Ramona Agruma. Ramona owns a Los Angeles-based loungewear company. Rebel posted a selfie along with the caption, “I thought I was searching for a Disney Prince…but maybe what I really needed all this time was a Disney Princess.” The two met through a mutual friend
Rebel tells the U Up Podcast, "I am now happily in a relationship… I met them at a friend's set-up. He had known both of us for at least five years and he thought we would hit it off - and then we did! I think that escalates things quicker, meeting someone from a trusted source. I can trust that they are who they say they are, which is something that you don't really know on the apps."
The Daily Mail newspaper says Tori Spelling and Dean McDermott are allegedly taking part in a trial separation after 16 years of marriage. A source tells the newspaper, ''She hasn't been doing social things anymore. She seems to be isolating herself. She's been so MIA that they're worried something's going on – if she's having money troubles again or is depressed. Tori and her friends have not been gathering together like they once did. The couple feel 'trapped' as they are unable to go through with the divorce. They know divorce will be expensive and it’s not something they’re willing to go through right now. They both feel trapped. Having kids makes it more difficult because they don’t want their children to be unhappy, yet at the same time, Tori has been unhappy for quite a while now. They truly are still together for their kids.''
A new survey by Pooch Snaxx reveals that 20% of dog owners allow their dogs to chew on everyday objects. Other findings:
- 23% of dog owners allow their dog to chew on beef and chicken bones
- 36% of people say their dog has chewed on slippers and shoes
- 25% of people say their dog has chewed on kiddie toys
Daily Wine OK; Binge Drinking Is Not
A new study by the University of Texas reveals that a daily glass of wine with dinner is safer than binge drinking on the weekends. Researcher Charles Hallahan says he and his associates studied 1,000 people and their drinking habits for nine years. ''What this means is that an individual whose total consumption is seven drinks on Saturday night presents a greater risk profile than someone whose total consumption is a daily drink with dinner, even though their average drinking level is the same. Much binge drinking among adults escapes public health scrutiny because it occurs among individuals who drink at a moderate average level.''
Top 10 Benefits Of Lovemaking... According to a recent article by WebMD
Keeping immune system strong
Helping with women’s bladder control
Lowering blood pressure
Counting as exercise
Lowering heart attack risk
May make prostate cancer less likely
A new survey by Rasmussen Reports reveals that 66% of people are driving less because of rising gas prices. That's up 7% since March. Other findings:
- 57% of people say the price of gas has affected their vacation plans
- 82% of people say rising gas prices are a serious problem for their personal budget
Best Places To Staycation … According to a new survey by Wallethub based on attractions, food, entertainment, rest and relaxation, spas, museums, zoos, aquariums, swimming pools, tennis courts, golf courses, ice cream shops, and coffee shops per capita.
1 Honolulu, HI
2 Orlando, FL
3 Chicago, IL
4 Fort Lauderdale, FL
5 Portland, ME
6 Las Vegas, NV
7 San Francisco, CA
8 New York, NY
9 San Diego, CA
10 Seattle, WA
11 Tampa, FL
12 Charleston, SC
13 Salt Lake City, UT
14 Portland, OR
15 New Orleans, LA
16 Miami, FL
17 Cincinnati, OH
18 Tucson, AZ
19 Atlanta, GA
20 Denver, CO
My son just completed the fifth grade. I came home on Wednesday night and found him and his friends staring at a laptop. They were looking at a junior high teacher's Facebook page. Some of them are going to have her as a teacher next year. I was shocked because she had posted tons of pictures of herself in a bikini. Some of the shots were harmless while others were seductive. She also had friended lots of students. Now I see why my son and his friends wanted to look at her page. I think it's inappropriate for a teacher to post these pictures and be friends with students. When I brought it up at work yesterday, several people said it wasn't like she was breaking the law. Am I overreacting? Should a teacher be posting these pictures?