- Fox Business News says AMC Theaters plans to honor the late Olivia Newton-John this weekend by showing "Grease". They are charging a $5 admission fee with a dollar from each ticket going to breast cancer research.
- Variety magazine says Hollywood Q Scores have arrived. The scores are favorable ratings. Will Smith has a 24% favorable rating following his slap of Chris Rock the Oscars
- The Washington Post says McDonald's is testing a Chicken Big Mac. The chain created the sandwich by replacing burger patties with chicken patties. Everything else about the sandwich is the same
- TMZ says Khloe Kardashian's ex, Lamar Odom, recently got new teeth. He paid $80,000 for his new veneers.
- Entertainment Tonight says Drew Barrymore posted a Tik-Tok video yesterday when she revealed her celebrity crush is Darth Vader
- UPI says the town of Assabu, Japan recently set a world record by cooking a 615-pound croquette. The pastry had 551 pounds of potatoes, 110 pounds of ground beef, 200 eggs and a large amount of onions. The new croquette crushed the old record of 497 pounds
Chicken Wing Shortage is Over: NBC says the chicken wing shortage is over as prices have now dropped to below pre-pandemic levels. Wing prices are at their lowest in four years. Demand has slowed because Americans are no longer quarantining and snacking at home because of the coronavirus. Many restaurants have also switched from chicken wings to boneless wings
McDonald's Says Burgers Aren't Shrinking: LAD Bible says McDonald's is defending itself against reports their burgers are shrinking. People have been posting pictures of the Fish O Fillet, cheeseburgers and the McChicken sandwich to show how small McDonald's burgers are.
The Internet reacts ...
"Just like the quarter pounder, got its name as it was a quarter pound of beef, it's barely that now"
"We had Big Macs last week. Not only have the buns shrunk but the meat patties were so thin we could see literally through them. Was as if they had sliced them in half."
"Inflated price...deflated goods"
McDonald's says, "There have been no changes to the size of our burgers.''
Hollywoodlife.com says the release of Britney Spears and Elton John's new song is allegedly now up in the air. A source tells the website, “There is a ton riding on it,” so “she wants this to hit it out of the park and everyone that heard the song says it’s amazing so the hope is that she’ll sign off on it ASAP.”
A second source says, “When she was under her conservatorship, she really didn’t get this because she was not allowed to make decisions for herself. Doing this song with Elton has given her confidence again in her ability to sing and create music. It did take many different versions to create the one that will be the final product, but every song does really. She is just stoked that she’s been able to have her say in each draft of it. She is nervous about its release, but she truly feels this is one of the best songs she has ever recorded, as does her people.”
Fox Business News says Papa John's has created a new pizza inspired by HBO's Game of Thrones prequel. The Dragon Flame Pizza will debut this Sunday when HBO premieres the GOT prequel series ''House of the Dragon''. The Dragon Flame Pizza is topped with Sriracha dry spice, smoked chicken, Italian sausage, green peppers, chilies, melted cheese, chili dust and garlic.
Man of Many magazine says Jacob and Company is honoring The Godfather movie franchise with a $14,000 Godfather pen. Italian artisans crafted the pen. It features the Godfather's famed logo and is cast in rose gold plated silver. The fountain pen has an 18 karat gold nib
The E! News Network says rapper Nicki Minaj trashed Kevin Federline. She was doing an interview on Queen Radio when she spoke up for Britney Spears and said, "Do understand what kind of a clown you have to be, to be a whole grown man and as soon as you see somebody happy and getting married and moving on and being free and feeling good in their own skin. To do the very thing that you know is going to attempt to break them down. Only cowards use the media against a famous person they once loved. Leave her alone.''
Newsweek magazine says Ryan Reynolds recently surprised a London superfan with 103 signed Blu Ray copies of his movies. Film buff and DVD store owner Rob Clarke was shocked after receiving a Twitter message from Ryan asking if he would be interested in having the films for his shop. Rob first met Ryan when he was in town filming a Disney+ documentary last year. Ryan and his wife, Blake Lively, personally autographed all of the Blu Rays.
Rob says, "I didn't think it was real at first until I showed my wife—I thought someone might be having me on. He said he and Blake were having a clear out of their office and had found all these DVDs and thought of me. It doesn't surprise me that he gave them to me; he is a really nice guy. I have always thought he is a likeable actor, he's funny, and not scared to take the mick out of himself. Him and Blake are both down-to-earth. I feel like I can talk to Ryan like any other customer. I am going to keep a few of the DVDs; I have earmarked about 20 I'd like, but the rest I am going to raffle for charity. I have been inundated with messages from people, who want to buy them, but I don't really know what they are worth."
Shaquille O'Neal tells People magazine that he loves buying gifts for fans. "I try to make every day a meaningful moment for a fan, and especially a kid. My favorite thing to do is when I'm in Best Buy, Walmart, if I see a kid, get them something that I see he's looking at. Oh, like yesterday I saw a couple kids. I bought a couple bikes, a couple more scooters.”
The Sun says former reality TV star Jon Gosselin is accusing his ex-wife, Kate, of stealing $100,000 from their children. She denies the claim and says she borrowed the money from them in order to survive and keep the family afloat. Kate and her lawyer are refusing to comment on the allegation
WTSP says seven-time NASCAR champion Jimmie Johnson teamed up with Carvana yesterday to award a new car to a veteran in Tampa, Florida. Marine Corps Sgt Barry Morgan was stunned when Johnson and the car showed up. He needed a vehicle because his truck stopped working. Morgan received a Honda Civic and said, "It's unbelievable. I had no clue I was gonna get this vehicle today."
The Daily Mail says Anne Heche warned Portia de Rossi not to date Ellen DeGeneres after she did. Before she passed, Anne told the Better Together podcast, ''Portia even asked me about Ellen' and told me 'I'm gonna go after Ellen.' I told her, 'You won't be the poster child, girl, because guess what, that poster child has already been taken; and by the way, it wasn't a great spot. But, yours ain't gonna be any easier. And I'm telling you now, like, red flag, red flag, red flag!' I realized that Ellen drove a Porsche … and then she married one. All she used to do was drive Porsches and she collected them and I just thought it was so stupid because they were so loud.''
A new survey by One Poll reveals that the average age at which kids start being given chores is 8. Other findings:
- 39% of parents say chores teach their kids life skills
- 36% of parents say chores instill a good work ethic in their children
Top kiddie chores include ...
washing dishes ... 24%
feeding pets ... 23%
watering plants ... 22%
clearing the dinner table .. 21%
TOP MUSIC GENRES TO LISTEN TO WHILE STUDYING … According to a new survey by CSU-Global
Classical – 31%
R&B – 28% [TIED] Classic – 28% [TIED] Country – 28%
Rock – 26%
Old favorites – 26%
Gospel – 25%
Jazz – 23%
Hip hop – 22%
Pop/Top 100 – 21% [TIED] Instrumental soundtracks – 21% [TIED]
Cutting Back On Alcohol Study
A new London study reveals that the key to drinking less alcohol may be using a smaller glass. Researchers studied hundreds of wine-drinkers by measuring how much wine they drank per week and providing them with one of two different glass sizes. They found that participants consumed less alcohol each week when they switched to smaller glasses and purchased smaller bottles. The authors of the study hope their findings will help society reassess what an "acceptable glass size" is when it comes to alcohol.
I work for a very well-known fertility doctor in town. The other day, my mouth hit the floor because an older man walked in with his younger girlfriend. She is pregnant. The older man is the father of an acquaintance of mine. He has been married for 30 years. His wife and my acquaintance have no idea he has gotten another woman pregnant. I am torn about what to do. Do I tell my acquaintance friend or not? If I do, I break patient-doctor confidentiality, but if I don't, then I break the trust my acquaintance friend has in me. What would you do if you were me? It's ethics versus morals.