- AAA says gas prices hit a new record high yesterday when they reached an average of $5.10 per gallon. That's up 16 cents from a week ago. Gas costs $6.55 a gallon in San Francisco.
- Entertainment Tonight says Jennifer Hudson earned an EGOT (Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, Tony awards) last night after winning a Tony Award for producing the hit show ''A Strange Loop''. It won for Best Musical. Jennifer not only has a Tony Award, but also an Oscar for Best Supporting Actress for ''Dreamgirls'', two Grammy Awards for Best R&B Album and Best Musical Theater Album and a Daytime Emmy for Outstanding Interactive Media for for ''Baba Yaga''.
- Fox Business News says Forbes magazine named Tiger Woods a billionaire on Friday. He has earned over $1.7 billion during his 27-year career. Tiger has 15 major wins and 82 career wins
- A new survey by the Faraday Institute for Science and Religion reveals that 10% of men would like to clone themselves. 4% of women would like to clone themselves
Hooray for Hollywood: Here are this past weekend's box office results.
1. “Jurassic World: Dominion,” $143.4 million. (CINEMA SCOOP .. The film cost $185 million to produce. It has grossed $389.1 million worldwide)
2. “Top Gun: Maverick,” $50 million.
3. “Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness,” $4.9 million.
4. “The Bob’s Burgers Movie,” $2.3 million.
5. “The Bad Guys,” $2.3 million.
6. “Downton Abbey: A New Era,” $1.7 million.
7. “Everything Everywhere All At Once,” $1.3 million.
8. “Firestarter,” $820,000.
9. “Sonic the Hedgehog 2,” $710,000.
10. “Ante Sundaraniki,” $620,000.
Gas Costs 69 Cents A Gallon: CBS says a Shell station, in Rancho Cordova, California, recently suffered a computer glitch that affected it's pumps and pricing. The glitch lowered gas to 69 cents a gallon. People started calling friends and family members to come and fill up. The gas was supposed to cost $6.99 a gallon. It took three hours for the gas station managers to realize there was a problem. Many people filled up for under $15
Uproxx says the producers ''Jurassic World Dominion'' added feathers to their dinosaurs because paleontologists demanded it. The film's paleontology consultant, Steve Brusatte, tells Variety magazine, “I’m really pleased with the feathers. That’s the biggest thing of all because we’ve known that dinosaurs had feathers for a long time, but they haven’t made it into Jurassic World, frustratingly. Or Jurassic Park. I was always annoyed about the lack of feathers.''
The movie topped the weekend box office with $143.4 million
The Sun says Tom Cruise and Hayley Atwell have allegedly broken up again. A source tells the newspaper, “Tom and Hayley’s relationship was genuine. In spite of some rumors to the contrary, it was never just for the cameras. Unfortunately it hasn’t worked out for them. They get on really well, and have fantastic chemistry, which is why they decided to quietly give the relationship another try earlier this year. But what was working behind closed doors didn’t work out so well when it was made public, and the fanfare around them as a couple exploded again. They have now decided they are better as friends.”
The Irish Mirror newspaper says Pete Davidson is going to star in the next Fast and the Furious movie. Some cast members want him to apologize for a tasteless Paul Walker joke he made at Justin Bieber's Comedy Central Roast. Pete said, "This past year Justin got arrested for drag racing ... Unfortunately, it wasn't with Paul Walker.....What? He's doing great! He's got a movie coming out." The network did not air the joke in America. A source tells the newspaper, "Pete signed the deal during his trip to London with Kim just a few days ago but already there's a kickback behind the scenes. The cast and crew are like a family and very protective of each other. They don't think it's right after his vile comments about Paul's death. Some would rather Pete wasn't in the film at all, but at the very least want him to publicly apologize."
The NY Post says Britney Spears has gotten a restraining order against her ex-husband, Jason Alexander. He tried to crash her wedding and reportedly was armed with a knife.
Britney says she had a panic attack before her wedding. She posted, “Wow !!! Holy holy crap !!! WE DID IT !!! WE GOT MARRIED !!! Gggggeeeeezzzzz !!! It was the most spectacular day !!! I was so nervous all morning but then at 2:00 pm it really hit me … WE’RE GETTING MARRIED !!! I had a panic attack and then got it together … the crew who created our home into literally a dream castle were fantastic !!! The ceremony was a dream and the party was even better So many incredible people came to our wedding and I’m still in shock !!! @drewbarrymore my girl crush and @selenagomez who btw is way prettier in person if that’s possible both came !!! I was speechless … I kissed @madonna again and we danced into the night with @ParisHilton …”
Britney's mother posted; “You look radiant and so happy! Your wedding is the ‘Dream’ wedding! And having it at your home makes it so sentimental and special! I am soooo happy for you! I love you! (sic)”
The NY Post says Britney wore a diamond thong to her wedding reception
People magazine says things are getting serious between Rebel Wilson and her new partner, Ramona Agruma. A source tells the magazine, "It's a very serious relationship and they're super happy together. It's been very cool for Rebel's friends to see her this secure with someone. Rebel's in an amazing place and I've never seen her happier."
Ace Showbiz says Rebel and Ramona are talking about getting married and having kids. A source says, "She and Agruma have grown very close in a short time. Wilson's mother Sue Bownds, who lives in Sydney, recently flew to LA to meet Agruma, while the couple have openly discussed having a family and getting married"
The NY Post says Aaron Rodgers' alleged girlfriend, Blu, says she is not a witch named Blu of Earth. She Instagrammed; “Ps… My name is Blu. Not Blu of Earth,” and, “I do not identify as a witch. Y’all are hilarious.” The paper claims Blu runs a school, whose description reads a “modern mystery school for women to reclaim the magical, radically authentic, wise, wild, unapologetic you.”
Chris Evans tells Variety magazine that replacing Tim Allen as the voice of Buzz Lightyear was intimidating. "The first time you have to do that iconic line, 'To Infinity and Beyond...,' you kind of just do a shameless Tim Allen impression. It's intimidating. But Angus (MacLane, the director) and everyone at Pixar was so collaborative, and you kind of let them guide you. Eventually you feel comfortable enough to make your own tracks in the snow and find your own interpretation, while still using Tim Allen as the blueprint."
The film opens on Thursday night
Captain America star Chris Evans tells Entertainment Tonight that he wants to do a movie about legendary dancer Gene Kelly. "God, I'm dying to get that thing on its feet, no pun intended. I love dancing, tap dancing. I love, love, love Gene Kelly. It's not a biopic by any means. It's more of a kinda voice, kind of fantastical interpretation of Gene Kelly but it's something that will require a lot of work. This isn't something you can just kind of say, 'Yeah, dust off the tap shoes and dive in.' This is something that will take months and months to kind of perfect and make sure that I do it justice. But I can't think of anything more exciting."
The Daily Mail says Iris Elba is back in talks to replace Daniel Craig as James Bond. A source tells the newspaper, "Idris has long been in talks to play a role in the next era of James Bond’s story and last year was being considered for a role as an antagonist. However, talks surrounding him playing the lead have started again as producers realised how popular he would be after carrying out secret market research. He ranked highly among the diverse group of movie buffs invited to participate in it. They didn’t want to see him as a nemesis — they want him as the hero.''
Bargain Hunting Survey A new survey by Ollie's reveals that 53% of people are proud to be labeled a 'Bargain Hunter'. Other findings:
- 54% of people say being called 'cheap' is a compliment
- the average Bargain Hunter is okay with traveling an hour to get a great deal
- 25% of people define a good deal as 50% off
Who Is Your Best Friend? ... According to a new survey by National Today
significant other 43%
Doctor Says Couples Should Not Sleep Together
The Irish Mirror newspaper says a University of Sunderland professor is going viral for telling couples not to sleep together if they want a good night's sleep. Dr Karan Rajan says, "One of the triggers you need to be able to fall asleep, is the drop in core body temperature. Sharing a bed increases body heat so it'll take longer for you to fall asleep. Not everyone shares the same sort of sleep cycle. One partner may well be chronically sleep-deprived, while the other is well-rested, or the other way around.''
Weight Loss Tip
A well-known weight loss expert tells the Irish Mirror newspaper that the best time to stop eating for the day is 8 p.m.
Dr. Michael Mosley says "Try and stop eating by 8pm and then not eat anything with calories after that. The temptation is to eat cheese and bread late into the night. Although the idea that cheese will give you nightmares is a complete and utter myth, it will obviously be quite a lot of calories loaded on late at night. And we know the fat and sugar you eat later at night, it just hangs around in your system for much, much longer because your body is just closed down for night. Your digestive process will be closing down, and it really will not appreciate that late night snack.''
My twin sister and I spent the weekend debating what to get our father for Father's Day. She wants to buy him an expensive present while I want to be crafty and make one. She says store bought gifts are better than homemade ones. I disagree. I think homemade gifts mean more because of the effort that goes into making them. She says that's fine if you're a kid, but not if you're adults like us? What is your opinion on this?