- Mashable says a seat aboard Jeff Bezos' rocket was auctioned off on Saturday for $28 million. Proceeds from the auction are going to Club For The Future, a nonprofit that helps young people pursue careers in STEM. The rocket launches on July 20th
- Yardbarker says Starbucks has filed a trademark application allowing for stadium naming rights. No word on what stadium they are going to buy the rights to.
- BroBible says Lamar Odom knocked out Aaron Carter in the second round of their celebrity boxing match on Friday night. Guest referee Chuck Liddell counted Aaron out.
- Totally The Bomb says chocolate-covered pickles are the latest food combo to start trending online. People are dipping whole pickles in chocolate before covering them with sugar. Other people are dipping pickle chips in chocolate and then covering them with red, white and blue sprinkles.
- WDTN says a Dayton, Ohio pizzeria, called The Pizza Bandit, is going viral because they are serving a Spicy Thai Cicada Pizza.
- WAND says the average price for a regular gallon of gas has jumped by two cents in the last week to $3.13 a gallon
Hooray for Hollywood: Here are this past weekend's box office results.
1. A Quiet Place II - $11.6 Million
2. In The Heights - $11.4 Million
3. Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway - $10.4 Million
4. The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It - $10 Million
5. Cruella - $6.7 Million
6. Spirit Untamed - $2.5 Million
7. The House Next Door: Meet the Blacks 2 - $1 Million
8. Queen Bees - $328K
9. Spiral - $305K
10. Raya and the Last Dragon - $185K
Wearing An American Flag Bikini Is Illegal: Today is Flag Day. NBC says wearing an American flag bikini is illegal. Section 8, subsection (d), of the U.S. Flag Code stipulates “the flag should never be used as wearing apparel, bedding, or drapery.” Subsection (i) states: "the flag should not be embroidered on such articles as cushions or handkerchiefs and the like, printed or otherwise impressed on paper napkins or boxes or anything that is designed for temporary use and discard.”
There is no record of the police arresting someone for wearing a flag bikini.
Explosive Diarrhea Outbreak Shuts Down NBC Show: The Wrap says filming on the upcoming NBC reality TV show "Ultimate Slip N Slide" has been halted because of an explosive diarrhea outbreak on the set. Over 40 crew members recently became ill while filming on a remote ranch in Simi Valley, California. The website says some crew members collapsed while others were seen running into porta potties. A crew member has tested positive for giardia, a parasite that causes diarrhea. The show is set to premiere on August 8th
McBaby: WorldStarHipHop posted a Tik-Tok video from user J Massiah 90 of a woman going into labor at a McDonalds. Two men brought the woman to the front counter before she hopped up on it and began to deliver. The men were pleading with McDonald's employees to call 911. People started filming the woman. The video ended before she delivered. No word on where or when the video was shot.
Missing Dog To Be Reunited With Family: NBC says a dog from McRae, Arkansas is about to be reunited with his family. Razzle went missing from the Howard family in 2011. Animal Control Officers in Stockton, California scanned Razzle's microchip before calling his orignal owners. They were stunned. The miniature schnauzer is 16 years-old and in good health. No one knows how Razzle ended up in Cali.
Dua Lipa tells Rolling Stone magazine that she loves music from the 1980's and 1990's. "It was really that nostalgia, the feeling it gave me, the energy of the music, the way my parents felt about it, the dancing at home, which is where my memories are from. Every time that my parents play those songs again, it just transports me back to that time. I love those memories and I wanted to embellish them."
Maroon 5's Adam Levine tells Elle magazine that performing with Stevie Wonder was special. "A few years back, we were lucky enough to perform at a benefit with Stevie Wonder. Stevie has always been one of my idols, so that was absolutely incredible.”
Imagine Dragons frontman Dan Reynolds tells Elle magazine that he loves Las Vegas' cheesy parts. “I am a third generation Las Vegan, which is rare. Most people are transplants. I love that city. I love the plastic value of it. I love the fake Elvis and the aliens. People only see the strip because they come in as tourist for three days, and they are drunk for half of it. But there is so much more to Vegas.”
The Kid LAROI tells DJBooth.net that he uses rapping as a way to vent his feelings. “My lyrical content is… I mean, that’s the [stuff] I wanna say, but I can’t say. Music is my way to vent. I put all my [stuff] in the lyrics because it’s hard for me to talk about it normally.”
Bruno Mars tells GQ magazine that he wants his songs to be events. "I don't ever want to come out with something safe and get away with 'It sounds good!' It's got to be more than sounding good. The music I like are events. 'Bohemian Rhapsody' is my favorite song—that song's an event. And that's what I want to do. I'm sure that shocked the world, that song. 'Billie Jean' shocked the world. 'Smells Like Teen Spirit.' Those songs are events. That guy put everything he got into that, and he meant it."
Justin Bieber tells the BBC that he made a lot of mistakes early in his career."The people around me kept telling me what I wanted to hear and it really hurt my career. I made every bad decision you could have thought of and went from one of the most loved and adored people in the world to the most ridiculed, judged and hated person in the world. I thank God every day that my fans stuck with me through that dark time. I have the best fans in the world."
Contact Music says 78 year-old Harrison Ford has been placed on a grueling exercise routine for ''Indiana Jones 5''. He is walking, cycling up to 40 miles a day and eating energy bars. A source is quoted by the website as saying, "It’s incredible. He seems to live a very strict routine. You can set your watch by the things he does at the same time every day. It’s clockwork, very regimented. It’s wake up, lunch, a very long bike ride, then he’s at the film set from 6pm. He then arrives back at the hotel around 5am. That exercise and work regime would be punishment for a man half his age. It’s real dedication.”
The Northern Echo newspaper says Harrison Ford has allegedly asked fans to stop pestering him for selfies. The 78 year-old is filming the fifth Indiana Jones film in the U.K.. Harrison has taken several selfies with some of his British fans. He often exits through restaurant kitchens to avoid crowds.
OK! magazine says Matthew Perry is the one, who ended his engagement to Molly Hurwitz. A source tells the magazine, “When she pulled back and asked for space, he didn’t react well and opted to end things. He’s confident it was the right call, but between the Raya scandal and the talk around the Friends special, he’s a bit embarrassed by the timing.”
In touch Weekly Magazine says Kanye West and Irina Shaker are falling for each other. A source tells the magazine, “Irina and Kanye are more than just a casual fling. They’re smitten and had the most fabulous time in France for his birthday. While it was a short trip, they got to do lots of fun things, like fine dining and sightseeing. They’re really enjoying their time together and he’s invited her to stay at his ranch in Wyoming over the summer.”
Robert Iler, who played Tony Soprano's son, AJ, on ''The Sopranos'', says he uses pictures from the show on his dating profile. Uproxx quotes him as saying, “I’ve also had people write on there ‘You’re such a loser! You’re using AJ from the Sopranos‘ pictures,’ blah blah blah. Like people who think it’s not me. Girls have gotten really angry. Like, first messages. Like ‘this isn’t you, you loser!’ So it’s like, the only girls who recognize me talk crap.”
TMZ says thieves recently ransacked Floyd Mayweather's Las Vegas home. He posted: "One of my homes was burglarized in Las Vegas. They stole many valuable handbags and other belongings of substantial value. I am offering at least $100,000 reward for information that leads to the return of my belongings. The level of disrespect and greed it takes for someone to do this is unfathomable. Thank you to anyone who comes forward with any information. God bless.”
Vin Diesel says the Fast and the Furious franchise must come to an end. He is quoted by We Got This Covered as saying, “Every story deserves its own ending. I know people are going to feel like it doesn’t have to end, but I think all good things should. There are reasons for a finale. I think this franchise has deserved it. This franchise was born from the pavement, from the concrete. The world just championed this underdog to a place where it has already surpassed all of these other franchises. But the franchise has a soul, and that soul has to rest.”
TMZ says the LAPD recently arrested a 35 year-old man for refusing to leave Kylie Jenner's property. He was there to profess his love. The man was charged with misdemeanor trespassing
People magazine says Jennifer Lopez's mother, Guadalupe, is happy that Jen and Ben Affleck have reconciled. A source tells the magazine, “In the past, Jennifer's mom and Ben were very close. Guadalupe loved Ben. She was sad when they couldn't work things out years ago. She is thrilled that they are back together now. Jennifer is very close with her mom. It's very important to her that the person she is with, gets along with her mom. Jennifer loves that Ben and Guadalupe hung out in Las Vegas. They both love gambling and had fun together at the Wynn hotel."
Bachelor star Colton Underwood says his grandmother is helping him meet someone on Tinder. He posted: "nana helps me swipe on tinder. my nana is picky, honest, and blunt. but after we stopped filming she said 'im not going to let you settle, you deserve the best and i want someone to make you very happy.' we all need a nana in our lives."
What Fathers Want For Father's Day ... According to a new survey by YouGov
a card 28%
special experience with the family 48%
clothing 17 %
something homemade 16%
hobby items 14%
gift certificate 12%
breakfast in bed 8%
gift certificate for a massage or spa day 6%