- WDIV says the average price for a gallon of gas has fallen by 45 cents over the last three weeks to $4.10 per gallon.
- The Daily Mail says the price of imported wine is expected to rise by 10% because of wildfires and droughts across Europe's vineyards. Wines from France, Italy and Spain will all be affected.
- KTVU says a Budweiser Clydesdale horse was recently born in Boonville, Missouri. The horse has been named Eminem. Budweiser's Ranch Facebooked, "When your parent’s names are Marcie & Myles— it’s only right that your name is Eminem!"
- WLS says Chicagoan Britney Applegate recently took to social media where she asked for a lifetime supply of turkey bacon. Applegate, the company that shares Britney's last name, saw her Instagram post and sent her a giant box of Applegate turkey bacon
- The Daily Mail says the newest fashion trend among women is to wear knee-high Nike athletic socks with high heel shoes. Supermodel Bella Hadid started the trend - Seventeen magazine says Kris Jenner gifted her daughter, Kylie, with a $100,000 Hermes bag for her 25th birthday.
- A new survey by Spacetalk, a company that makes smartwatches for children, reveals that 50% of parents use technology to monitor their children's whereabouts
Hooray for Hollywood: Here are this past weekend's box office results.
1. "Bullet Train," $13.4 million.
2. “DC League of Super-Pets,” $7.2 million
3. “Top Gun: Maverick,” $7.2 million.
4. “Thor: Love and Thunder,” $5.3 million.
5. “Nope,” $5.3 million.
6. “Minions: The Rise of Gru,” $4.9 million.
7. “Where the Crawdads Sing,” $4 million.
8. “Bodies Bodies Bodies,” $3.3 million.
9. “Elvis,” $2.6 million.
10. “Fall,” $2.5 million.
Spaghetti Sauce About To Get Super Expensive: Bloomberg News says spaghetti sauce is about to get more expensive because of an upcoming tomato shortage. California tomato growers say the state's current drought is shrinking crops. This is going to cause tomato prices to soar in the coming months. The price of marinara sauce is up 17% from a year ago. Ketchup prices have skyrocketed by 23%. Frozen pizza prices are expected to also rise in the coming months
R.I.P. Anne Heche: Newser Magazine says Anne Heche was declared brain-dead on Friday one week after crashing her Mini Cooper into a home. She suffered a massive brain injury in the fiery crash. Anne was placed on life support so her family could find people, who needed her organs
Anne's former partner, Ellen DeGeneres, tweeted, "This is a sad day. I'm sending Anne's children, family and friends all of my love."
Deadline Hollywood says the producers of "The Masked Singer" were in talks with Anne to join the show.
The Week Magazine says Han Solo's Blaster from ''Star Wars: A New Hope'' is going to be auctioned off. It is expected to sell for 500,000. The Han Solo Blaster from ''Return of the Jedi'' was purchased by Ripley's Believe It or Not in 2018 for $550,000
The NY Post says Ben Affleck is allegedly upset that the paparazzi almost ruined his honeymoon with Jennifer Lopez. A source tells the newspaper, "Ben was a little freaked out in Paris. This was a whole new level, an almost Princess-Diana level. Ben is used to the flashing lights. But he felt that the honeymoon was a tsunami. Jen's made out of steel and knows it comes with the territory [but] he still gets pissed off."
ESPN says Tom Brady is taking time away from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers for personal reasons. Now, Life & Style Weekly reports that he and Gisele Bundchen are allegedly having marital issues. A source tells the magazine, "He's put himself first, and she's had to make too many sacrifices. Friends are whispering that if he doesn't take her threats seriously, it could lead to divorce.''
Birmingham World says Ozzy Osbourne fan Helen Maidiotis has launched a change.org petition to get him knighted by Queen Elizabeth. The petition was signed by over 34,000 people and has become one of the most signed petitions on the website
Martha Stewart tells the Daily Mail newspaper that she is not dating Pete Davidson. “Pete Davidson is like the son I never had! He is a charming boy who is finding his way. I’ve invited him to come on my podcast and I look forward to hearing what he has to say.''
Blabbermouth says KISS rocker Gene Simmons has turned down an offer to compete on the next season of ''Dancing With the Stars.'' He tweeted; "Thank you @officialdwts Dancing With The Stars for the offer to be on the show. Respectfully passing. Wouldn't be fair to the other contestants. I won the Twist contest back in the Stone Age".
The Daily Star says Meghan Markle is allegedly holding a grudge against Katy Perry because of a comment she made about her 2018 wedding to Prince Harry. Katy said, "I would’ve done one more fitting." A source tells the newspaper, "Orlando is very sympathetic towards Harry and Meghan and does reach out if he ever sees anything suspicious in the neighborhood. However, Meghan is keenly aware of a comment that Katy Perry made in 2018 about her wedding dress and is notorious for holding a grudge. While the comment wasn't meant to be hurtful, Meghan felt under siege at that time and was overwhelmed by arguments with staff, the Duchess of Cambridge, and Thomas Markle. I would not expect to see Meghan and Katy carpooling to PTA meetings anytime in the future!"
Deadline Hollywood says ''Stranger Things'' star Millie Bobby Brown has enrolled at Purdue University in Indiana. She is taking online courses and is studying Human Services. Purdue’s Human Services program is “designed to provide students with basic knowledge in human development and family studies, skills for working with people in service agencies, and program evaluation skills.”
The Dirt says Arsenio Hall has sold his 34 acre Los Angeles compound for $9 million. It has views of the Pacific Ocean, L.A. city lights and nearby mountain tops. The estate has putting greens, a playground, a tennis court, a pond and hiking trails. Arsenio has lived in his hilltop home since 1992.
The NY Post says Mariah Carey's Atlanta home was recently burglarized while she was on vacation in Italy. Cops are not saying what was taken. Mariah bought the $5.6 million mansion in November 2021. It has nine bedrooms, a tennis court, a playground and a pool
Woman Marries Zombie Doll: The Daily Star says Felicity Kadlec, of Massachusetts, has married a zombie doll she fell in love with as a teenager. Four friends and family members attended the $500 wedding ceremony in her grandfather's backyard. Felicity is now dating a life-size alien doll named Robert. She says her zombie doll wife is supportive of the relationship. Felicity lives with her 'wife' and five other alien and Zombie dolls.
She says, "One thing people always think is that it's a fantasy and say, 'Oh, you're just a fantasy. You guys never argue this and that's nothing like real relationships - that's unhealthy'. But actually, one thing I wanted to mention is that we do argue - I argue with their spirits. I believe they have souls. But not souls of other people that have died but instead energy that I've obtained from them over the years or given to them."
Liar Liar Survey A new survey by YouGov reveals that 28% of people say they are excellent at lying. Other findings:
- 23% of people say they are a decent liar
- 38% of people say they are bad at lying
- 11% of people aren't sure if they are good at lying or not
- 75% of people say they are good at spotting a liar
Top 10 Worst Traffic Cities . According to a new study by the global traffic scorecard Routific #10. Atlanta, Georgia ... Time lost per driver in 2021 due to congestion: 53 hours #9. Houston, Texas ... Time lost per driver in 2021 due to congestion: 58 hours #8. Los Angeles, California ... Time lost per driver in 2021 due to congestion: 62 hours #7. New Orleans, Louisiana ... Time lost per driver in 2021 due to congestion: 63 hours #6. San Francisco, California ... Time lost per driver in 2021 due to congestion: 64 hours #5. Miami, Florida ... Time lost per driver in 2021 due to congestion: 66 hours #4. Boston, Massachusetts ... Time lost per driver in 2021 due to congestion: 78 hours #3. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania ... Time lost per driver in 2021 due to congestion: 90 hours #2. New York City, New York ... Time lost per driver in 2021 due to congestion: 102 hours #1. Chicago, Illinois ... Time lost per driver in 2021 due to congestion: 104 hours
Top Ice Cream Flavors ... According to a new survey by the International Dairy Foods Association vanilla chocolate mint choc chip strawberry ** People prefer waffle comes over sugar comes (32% to 12%)
Best BBQ Cities in America... According to a new survey by Clever Real Estate based on number of BBQ restaurants per 100,000 residents, Yelp ratings and barbecue events 1 San Antonio 2 Austin, Texas 3 San Jose, California 4 Nashville 5 Las Vegas 6 Birmingham, Alabama 7 Tampa 8 Oklahoma City 9 Jacksonville, Florida 10 Kansas City Missouri
The 10 Worst BBQ Cities ... According to a new survey by Clever Real Estate based on number of BBQ restaurants per 100,000 residents, Yelp ratings and barbecue events 1. Phoenix, Arizona 2. Providence, Rhode Island 3. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 4. Boston, Massachusetts 5. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 6. Detroit, Michigan 7. Minneapolis, Minnesota 8. Seattle, Washington 9. Cleveland, Ohio 10. New York, New York
My three-and-a-half year-old son threw a temper tantrum in the middle of a Target store the other day. I tried to reason with him, but then left him in the middle of the aisle and walked around the corner. He eventually jumped up, stopped crying, and ran after me. We then held hands and continued shopping. A woman confronted me as I was checking out. She said I'm a bad parent because I should have never left him alone and allowed him to continue his tantrum. She says I should have babied him. I think giving into a child during a tantrum sets a bad precedent. She does not. What would you have done?