- MarketWatch says Moderna has filed an emergency motion to have the FDA approve its coronavirus vaccine for minors between the ages of 12 and 18.
- Reuters says Netflix is launching an online store to sell apparel and merchandise from their top shows. - NBC News says McDonald's French fries are grown on land owned by Bill and Melinda Gates. Bill's French fry land is the size of Hong Kong.
- The Futon Critic says Macy's 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular is going to feature performances by Coldplay and Reba McEntire. It will air on Sunday, July 4th on NBC
- Totally the Bomb says Kool-Aid Pickles continue to trend. People are posting videos of themselves dipping pickles into glasses and Mason jars full of Kool-Aid. Some enthusiasts dip the pickles in the Kool-Aid before sprinkling them with Kool-Aid mix
"Lawn Kid" Mows 50 Lawns For 50 Veterans: NBC says a 14 year-old Tonawanda, New York boy recently came up with a thoughtful way to honor his veteran grandfather after he passed away from cancer. Nathan Adams was setting up his first lawn mowing business when he realized he could show his appreciation for veterans by cutting their lawns for free. He quickly set a goal of mowing 50 lawns for 50 vets and began calling himself "Lawn Kid."
Nathan learned how to mow from his "papa." He plans to continue cutting lawns for vets after reaching his goal.
Contact Music says Coldplay's Chris Martin wants to perform on the moon. They quote him as saying “Not many people have done it, that’s true. But isn’t there an issue that if you play on the moon no one can actually hear? I am confused about the atmosphere. One time I was watching ‘Star Wars’ and they had the scene with the Cantina band right? And I was like: ‘I wonder what musicians are like across the universe?’ and that led to this whole thing and now here we are.”
Olivia Rodrigo tells GreenMatters.com that she used to be a huge shopaholic. "I was a big shopaholic. Anytime I was feeling sad I would just buy clothes that I wouldn’t even wear. I would wear them once and throw them away."
Dua Lipa tells Hunger magazine that living on her own at a young age affected her songwriting. "I think it comes through in the music. There’s a childish confidence sometimes that I think comes across in some of my songs and I think that’s completely to blame on the fact that I’ve lived on my own for so long. I built that confidence by only having to answer to myself ... so many people have come up to me and asked why I’m such a bad girl when I seem nice, and I’m like, “I am nice!” I never go out of my way to cause trouble; I’ve never been that kind of person, but I think it comes across in this kind of “I can do what I like” attitude."
24kGoldn tells Entertainment Weekly magazine that "Mood" never would have exploded the way it did without TikTok. "TikTok definitely played a role in the blowup of “Mood,” but unlike “Valentino” and “City of Angels,” it had a strong lift from the get-go. This was a song that people liked already, and it was growing and growing, and I think TikTok just really helped it take off crazy to the next level."
Bruno Mars tells Standard.co.UK that he and his band are ready to play anywhere. "The concept is that as long as we have our instruments and our mics, my band is able to kill anywhere. We’ll play a party sometimes, and we do a residency in Vegas that’s more of a free-for-all, and the band will sweat no different than we’re gonna be sweating at the O2. We can perform in a cafeteria with no production, so when we do get the smoke machines and the lights, that’s just a bonus.”
Justin Bieber tells Billboard magazine that he's becoming more comfortable with telling people no. “I definitely learned how to have boundaries, and I just don’t feel like I owe anybody anything. That has helped me to be able to just say no and just be firm in it and know that my heart wants to help people, but I can’t do everything. I want to sometimes, but it’s just not sustainable.”
Heat magazine says Matthew Perry's family and friends are worried about him because his ex-fiancee, Molly, did so much for him. A source tells the magazine, “Molly has been holding his hand and taking care of Matthew ever since they got engaged. She said it couldn’t work if Matthew was unable to stand on his own two feet and be more self-sufficient It’s going to be a big adjustment for Matthew and a test to see how far he’s really come these past couple of years. Some of his friends and family are worried he could fall apart. The reunion show was emotionally draining for Matthew, especially with all the speculation about his speech and mannerisms. He finds the drama and negativity of social media tough to deal with sometimes. Molly was always the one to keep him focused and shielded from it as much as possible, but without her around, he’s been going online and seeing what’s been said about him, both good and bad. That’s made him more stressed out and put him in gloomy mood.”
The Daily Mail says Ben Affleck, who is in Las Vegas to direct a new movie, was spotted gambling by himself at 3 a.m. at a high roller table at the Wynn resort. Ben wore a backwards baseball cap as some tourists tried to snap pictures of him The paper says Ben was once banned from a Vegas casino because he is too good at cards
Jennifer Lopez's mother, Guadalupe, eventually joined Ben in the casino for games
The website Nicki Swift recently polled 601 people to find out who they thought was Jennifer Lopez's worst ex ...
Alex Rodriguez 18%
Marc Anthony 17%
Ben Affleck 15%
Casper Smart 14%
US Weekly Magazine says Kanye West and Bradley Cooper's ex, Irina Shayk, have allegedly been dating for months. Sources tell the magazine, “They’ve been quietly seeing each other for a couple of months. Irina and Kanye have been spending time together and getting to know one another. He’s always thought she was beautiful and they’re both looking forward to seeing where this goes.”
A source tells the NY Post that Kanye has been pursuing Irina for months. “Kanye and Irina met up in the beginning of Spring and had been in touch since, but they did not start regularly ‘seeing each other’ until a few weeks ago. He pursued her. It’s casual at the moment, but they are into each other. It’s been going on for a few weeks now.”
A source tells Perez Hilton, “It doesn’t bother Kim that Kanye is dating. Her only concern is their kids. She wants Kanye to be present and spend as much time with them as possible. The kids love when Kanye is around. Kim doesn’t want a new girlfriend to distract Kanye from spending time with the kids.”
Jennie Garth tells People magazine that she and Luke Perry were once doing a personal appearance at a Fresno, California zoo when 90210 fans rushed them. ''I felt like a zoo animal. It was just weird. And then it got too crazy, and people were rushing the zoo cages. And we had to go out through one of the enclosures of the animals - I don't remember, the monkeys or something - but I just remember them actually putting us in a cage at the zoo. And I was like, 'This feels good.'"
Tom Arnold tells Howard Stern that he never got to have a proper bachelor party in the 90s because of Chris Farley. “Farley disappeared and then came on stage naked, and then they ended up kicking everybody out. I mean, he was a big guy. He did not mind being naked.”
Yahoo News says a petition has been started to get James Corden to end his culturally insensitive segment ''Spill-Your-Guts''. Over 10,000 people have signed the petition. The segment involves James and A-list celebrities eating disgusting foods while answering personal questions.
The petition reads ... "The foods that are presented are meant to be 'gross,' as they are supposed to encourage the guest to answer his questions instead. However, many of the foods that he presents to his guests are actually from different Asian cultures. He's presented foods such as balut, century old eggs and chicken feet, and which are often regularly eaten by Asian people. During these segments, [Corden's] openly called these foods 'really disgusting,' and 'horrific.' In the wake of the constant Asian hate crimes that have continuously been occurring, not only is this segment incredibly culturally offensive and insensitive, but it also encourages anti-Asian racism. So many Asian Americans are consistently bullied and mocked for their native foods, and this segment amplifies and encourages it."
Closer Weekly Magazine says Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's son, Archie, loves being a big brother to his little sister Lilibet. A source tells the magazine, ''Harry and Meghan don’t want their toddler to feel left out, but they have nothing to worry about because he’s really bonding with the baby. Archie is so excited about being a big brother and loves her to bits.''
Exercise Survey A new survey by I Run Far reveals that 57% of people are less fit now than they were prior to the pandemic. Other findings:
- 33% of people are exercising harder ahead of Summer.
- 14% of people exercise more for vanity than for health reasons
- 33% of people are too self-conscious to join a gym
- 68% of people would rather have a six-pack of beer with friends than a six pack of ab muscles