- Yahoo News says Dennis Rodman has changed his mind and will not fly to Russia to try and free Brittney Griner. She was jailed for attempting to smuggle CBD oil out of Moscow
- The JoeBlo movie website says HBO has renewed ''Curb Your Enthusiasm'' for a 12th season
- The Wrap says Paul Rudd is joining the cast of Steve Martin and Martin Short's show, ''Only Murders In The Building''. He made a cameo during a recent show.
- Uproxx says Disney+ is doing a new King Kong origin series titled ''King Kong''.
- The NY Post says the cast of ''Celebrity Jeopardy'' has been announced.Competitors include Michael Cera, Ray Romano, BJ Novak, WNBA star Candace Parker and comedian Patton Oswalt, among others. ''Celebrity Jeopardy'' will premiere on September 25th on ABC
- PR Newswire says 7-Eleven is now serving a breakfast pizza that features gravy, several cheeses and sausage. Slices cost $1
- Chewboom says IHOP has added Pumpkin Spice Pancakes to their menu for a limited time.
- The McDowell News says a pair of Converse high top sneakers, that Michael Jordan wore as a freshman at the University of North Carolina, are being auctioned off. Bidding stands at $45,000. A team manager placed the Carolina blue and white shoes up for sale.
Coffee Prices Rising For Third Time This Year: Mashed magazine says coffee prices are about to jump again for the third time this year. A drought in Brazil has led to lower crop estimates. This is going to drive up the price of coffee beans. Experts say 1 million fewer bags of coffee are going to be exported from Brazil this year.
Hollywoodlife.com says a third Top Gun movie is being discussed. Greg Davis, who played Coyote in ''Top Gun: Maverick'', tells the website, “You know, we’ve been basking in the glory of this championship, so I don’t think anybody… we had kind of said like, ‘Hey, will we do a 3? Would you do a 3?’ We had that discussion, but right now we’re just trying to get it out there to the public, in theaters, and now it’s about to head to digital on August 23, and then it’s going to go actually to hard copy Blu-Ray 4K on November 1. So maybe after that, we can discuss about a Part 3.”
Miles Teller tells Entertainment Tonight that he is also open to a third Top Gun movie. “That would be great, but that’s all up to TC. It’s all up to Tom. I’ve been having some conversations with him about it. We’ll see.”
Idris Elba tells the WTF podcast that he is tired of answering questions about whether or not he will replace Daniel Craig as James Bond. “I have no more answers for it. I just tell people ‘Aw, don’t ask me that.’ Because a lot of times it’s really lazy journalism. And people try to use it as clickbait like ‘what’s he gonna say this time?’ I try to say the same things. Every now and then I just tease them, but every now and then I’ll give them some philosophy on why I don’t want to do it or why it’s a rumor. But most times now I tend not to talk about it.”
Meghan Markle tells the Archetype podcast that Queen Elizabeth allegedly made her work after her son Archie's room caught on fire during a tour of South Africa in September 2019. "The moment we landed, we had to drop him off at this housing unit that they had had us staying in. He was going to get ready to go down for his nap. We immediately went to an official engagement in this township called Nyanga. We finish the engagement, we get in the car and they say there's been a fire at the residence. What? There's been a fire in the baby's room. What? The heater in the nursery caught on fire. There was no smoke detector. Someone happened to just smell smoke down the hallway, went in, fire extinguished. He was supposed to be sleeping in there. And we came back. And of course, as a mother, you go, Oh, my God, what? Everyone's in tears, everyone's shaken. And what do we have to do? Go out and do another official engagement? I said, This doesn't make any sense. I was like, Can you just tell people what happened? And so much, I think, optically. The focus ends up being on how it looks instead of how it feels."
The Daily Mail says Kanye West is not going to face charges for punching an autograph seeker outside of a Los Angeles hotel. The L.A. District Attorney said, 'After a thorough and careful review of all the evidence, our office is declining to file based on no reasonable likelihood of conviction.' Kanye was facing six months in jail.
Elite Daily says HBO is releasing a new line of wines inspired by their Game of Thrones spinoff, ''House of the Dragon''. House of the Dragon Wines includes an Oregon Pinot Noir, a California Cabernet Sauvignon and a red blend from California. Each bottle sells for $20
Perez Hilton, citing Radar Online, claims Jennifer Lopez's best friend, Leah Remini, allegedlly missed her recent wedding because she dislikes Ben Affleck. A source tells the news outlets, “Leah isn’t a fan of Ben’s. They don’t get along and when you go up against someone’s partner, you always lose. Leah was there for Jen when Ben broke her heart. Leah knows everything, all the ugly details about what went down between her best friend and Ben. No wonder she doesn’t like him. Jennifer might have been ready to move on and forgive Ben, but Leah hasn’t and is worried it will happen again. Jennifer is a newlywed and wants to be with her new husband, not her friends. All friendships change after you meet ‘the one.’ She has one of the biggest careers, she has kids and now she has a new husband too. Jennifer doesn’t have time to hang out with Leah anymore. Leah needs to get over it or she will lose her friend for good.”
Hollywoodlife.com says Ben and Jen are honeymooning in Italy for a second time.
The NY Post says Paula Abdul was recently spotted running barefoot in Manhattan.She took off her high heels and sprinted because she was late for the Broadway show "MJ: The Musical". Paula got to her seat just seconds before the curtain went up. Beyonce and Jay-Z were also at the show
Ozzy Osbourne tells the Daily Star newspaper that he stopped taking acid after talking to a horse. ''In America, people were very fond of lacing your drinks with acid. I didn't care. I used to swallow handfuls of tabs at a time. The end of it came when we got back to England. I took 10 tabs of acid then went for a walk in a field. I ended up standing there talking to this horse for about an hour. In the end the horse turned round and that was it for me.''
Woman Moves Because Of Harry Potter Collection: The NY Post says Tracy Lewis, of Wales, England, sold her three bedroom house so she could move into an old 16-room pub. Tracy said she had to relocate because her three bedroom home could no longer house her huge Harry Potter collection. Each room in her pub is filled with Potter memorabilia
Top 10 Careers Teenagers Would Most Like To Pursue … According to a new survey by One Poll
2. Environmental conservation
4. Social work
8. Government and civil service
10. Animal care
States With The Best Tippers... According to a new survey by Restaurant Trends... state followed by average tip percentage
West Virginia (20.8%)
New Hampshire (20.4%)
South Carolina (20.3%)
States With The WORST Tippers... According to a new survey by Restaurant Trends... state followed by average tip percentage
New York (18.5%)
New Jersey (18.9%)
Money Problems Make Milenials Cry
A new survey by LendingTree reveals that 53% of Millennials have cried in the last year because of their poor financial situation. Other findings:
- 33% of Millennials say they are likely to cry in the next six months because of their finances
- 41% of Millennials expect to cry soon because of their finances
College Cleaning Survey A new survey by Wakefield Research reveals that 75% of college students say they are unprepared to clean their own dorm room. Other findings:
- 53% of college students don't clean their dorm room because they lack motivation
- 50% of college students don't clean their dorm room because they don't have time
- 71% of college roommates have argued over how to clean their dorm room
My ex-wife has primary custody of our seven-year-old daughter. Our daughter wants to get her nose pierced in time for her upcoming school pictures. I don't approve, but my ex-wife does. She says our daughter is old enough to make this decision for herself. I disagree and think she might get bullied and teased. My ex says that will make her grow thick skin if it happens. She says we should allow her to express herself. My wife needs to be a parent and not an enabler or a friend. Should a seven year-old be making decisions like this? Is this irresponsible parenting?