- ABC says the Pumpkin Spice Latte is returning to Starbucks today. A latte will cost between $5.45 and $5.95 depending on the location. That's up 4% from last year. Starbucks has sold more than 600 million Pumpkin Spice Lattes since the drink debuted in 2003.
- KRON says Costco stores are now selling Christmas decorations. Giant Frosty the Snowman lawn displays and towering Christmas trees are on sale at select stores. Christmas is 117 days away.
- Deadline Hollywood says Joseph Gordon-Levitt is joining the cast of ''Beverly Hills Cop 4''. The new Netflix movie is officially titled ''Beverly Hills Cop: Axel Foley.''
- The JoBlo movie website says Dan Aykroyd and Chevy Chase are going to star in a new movie together called 'Zombie Town'. The movie synopsis reads; ''A quiet town is upended when 12-year-old Mike and his friend, Karen, see a horror movie called Zombie Town and unexpectedly see the title characters leap off the screen and chase them through the theater.''
- Extra TV says Bachelorette host Jesse Palmer wants Pete Davidson or Shawn Mendes to be on ''The Bachelor'' next season.
- Showbiz411 says Bill Clinton and Dr. Ruth Westheimer attended Serena Williams' U.S. Open tennis match last night. The two sat next to one another and were shown on television and the Jumbotron.
- Motor Authority says Nissan will no longer make the Maxima after 2023. The company is switching to electric vehicles and has plans to produce other sedans
- UPI says Li Zhihao, from China, recently set a Guinness World Record by solving three Rubik's Cubes while juggling them. He solved the puzzles in three minutes and 29.29 seconds.
Radar Online says Oprah Winfrey did not offer to pay Britney Spears for her first sit-down interview in years. A source tells the website that Britney's claims are false. "They 100% did not offer Britney money for an interview. Oprah does not pay. She didn’t pay Meghan and Harry and wouldn’t pay Britney.”
Business Insider says the company that built a pop-up McDowell's restaurant is being sued by Paramount Pictures. The fictional McDowell's restaurant was featured in Eddie Murphy's ''Coming to America'' movie. JMC Pop Ups built a mobile McDowell's and then went on a tour of the United States where they served McDonald's-like food. People got sick after eating at McDowell's.
Paramount's lawsuit reads; "JMC deceived parents and children into believing that the restaurant is affiliated with, or authorized by, Paramount Pictures. To make matters worse, the quality of the food is in serious question, as consumers have reported feeling discomfort after eating [there]."
The film company is seeking $30,000 in damages
ABC says Nikki Bella and Artem Chigvintsev recently got married in Paris. The two posted pictures of themselves in front of the Eiffel Tower. Their wedding will be profiled on a new E! Network show called "Nikki Bella Says I Do''. Nikki posted, "We both can't stop smiling. I never want this feeling to end. I will love you forever and ever Mr. Chigvintsev."
OK! magazine claims Brad Pitt is allegedly dating model Emily Ratajkowski. A source tells the magazine, "Brad was crushing on Emily at the 2020 Vanity Fair Oscar party. They weren't in a private area or anything like that, but they did talk with friends around. Obviously, she was off-limits back then. She was happily married [to Sebastian Bear-McClard}, and Brad respected that."
Rob Schneider says Kate McKinnon ruined ''Saturday Night Live'' when she impersonated Hillary Clinton. Consequence TV quotes him as saying, “When Hillary Clinton lost — which is understandable why she lost. She’s not exactly the most logical person in the room. And then when Kate McKinnon went out there on Saturday Night Live in the cold opening and all that, and she’s dressed as Hillary Clinton, and she started playing ‘Hallelujah.’ I literally prayed, ‘please have a joke at the end. Don’t do this. Please don’t go down there.’ And there was no joke at the end, and I went, ‘It’s over. It’s over. It’s not gonna come back.’”
The Daily Mail says NASA, like the astronauts and drillers in ''Armageddon'', plan to crash a spacecraft into an asteroid next month. The Dart spacecraft will be traveling at 15,000 mph when it crashes into the Dimorphos asteroid. The asteroid is 6.8 million miles from Earth. The Dart costs $325 million.
Entertainment Tonight says Chris Rock has turned down a chance to host next year's Oscars. He was performing a comedy show in Phoenix when he revealed the offer. A fan says, "Chris Rock said he was asked to host next year's Academy Awards at his Sunday night show at Arizona Financial Theatre, and that he refused the offer. He also noted that he was offered the chance to do a Super Bowl commercial that he also declined. Chris joked that returning to the Oscars would be like returning to the scene of the crime. Chris also said he will never do a sit down interview with anyone, like Oprah or any big outlet, and complain or speak about what happened, because he will never be a victim."
Jennifer Lopez's ex-boyfriend and former choreographer, Casper Smart, says Heather Morris' claims that Jennifer fired dancers because of their zodiac signs is false. He posted; "FALSE, and such an insane story that would never happen! Ppl really say anything for some clout.''
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Labor Day Survey
A new survey by The Vacationer reveals that 53% of people plan to travel for Labor Day weekend. Other findings:
- 35.5% of people will travel by car for Labor Day weekend
- 14.2% of people will travel by plane for Labor Day weekend
- 3.3% of people will travel using public transportation
- 50.2% of people say high gas prices are affecting their Labor Day travel plans
Snack Attack Survey
A new survey by Serta Simmons Bedding reveals that 38% of people would dump someone, who eats in bed. Other findings:
- 35% of people admit to eating in bed
- Top bedtime cravings ... sweets (50%), cookies (42%), salty snacks (32%), chips (49%) and popcorn (45%).
- The average person wakes up three times in the middle of the night.
A new survey by Jam Cellars reveals that the average person treats themselves six times per month. Other findings:
- 21% of people reward themselves by cracking open their favorite drink
- 25% of people reward themselves with more Me Time
- 32% of people reward themselves by doing something enjoyable
- top things people buy to treat themselves ... food (43%), clothing (35%), experiences (31%) and wine (26%)
I go walking every morning with several women from my neighborhood. Yesterday, they criticized me for rewarding my children with food. Both of my children got straight A's in Summer school. I told them every time they brought home an A or B they could have ice cream. It seemed like we were going for dessert every night. My family and I are excited that the Pumpkin Spice Latte is back at Starbucks today. I told my kids they can have one every time they get an A or B. My neighborhood friends say I should not be incentivizing my kids with Pumpkin Spice Lattes because they are unhealthy. One parent said I shouldn't reward them with anything because they should be expected to get good grades and not have to be rewarded for it. Am I a bad parent for motivating my kids with Pumpkin Spice Lattes? Is this good or bad parenting?