- United Press International says chefs in Italy recently set a new world record for the world's largest cannoli. The 70-foot cannoli was filled with 1,500 lb of ricotta cheese. The chefs beat the old record of 16 feet
- NBC says FAO Schwarz has signed a deal to sell toys at Target stores. Target plans to have a section in their toy department devoted to the iconic New York toy brand. The toys will range in price from $10 to $150
- MarketWatch says Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin rocket crashed yesterday shortly after liftoff in Cape Canaveral, Florida. No one was on board the flight. The capsule floated to Earth with a parachute. The crash was caused by a booster failure
Gas Prices Falling: AAA says gas prices could fall below $3 a gallon. The average price for a gallon of gas is currently $3.71. AAA says, Typically cheaper oil means more relief for drivers, and that it bodes well for prices in the future. This trend has helped pump prices fall steadily for three straight months and, with fall approaching, more markets could soon see prices below $3 per gallon.''
OK! magazine says King Charles is considering making Prince Harry and Meghan Markle part-time Royals in order to end their family feud. A source tells the magazine, “Charles wants to fix the Harry and Meghan problem. The only way he’s going to stop them being a problem is to give into them, which it looks like he is going to do. Charles opinion is it’s better to have them inside the royal tent rather than outside the tent. This is the new Kings decision and his alone. He has not consulted William or Kate. Most people in the family — and the palace — would not do this, but Charles wants to prove he is his own man. He doesn’t see this as giving in to Harry and Meghan, but rather giving his reign a chance. Harry and Meghan would be a great assets overseas for him. He needs to stop them destroying the monarchy. Part of the deal would be Harry’s book needs to disappear in order for this to work.”
People magazine says things are heating up between Leonardo Dicaprio and Gigi Hadid. A source tells the magazine, "He is definitely pursuing Gigi. They've been seen hanging out with groups of people. It's only been a few weeks since the split. Since then, he's been hanging out with friends and family.''
Uproxx says another Elvis movie is going to be made. Sofia Coppola is directing the film about the Presley family. Justin Bieber was up for the role of Elvis, but reportedly passed on the part. Justin recently cancelled his world tour to work on his mental health
Hollywoodlife.com says Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck have decided not to have children together. A source tells the website, "They do not want any new children – they are both past that part in their lives. J-Lo's connection with his kids makes Ben even more certain that this is fate. They are really trying to make this a blended family and Jennifer Garner finds this to be amazing. She doesn’t mind at all when the kids go over to spend time with their father and J-Lo because it gives her some alone time too, which is so rare for her."
Radar Online says Jennifer Lopez is allegedly desperate to get Ben Affleck to quit smoking. A source tells the website, “Jennifer hates smoking. You do not look like Jennifer Lopez if you don’t look after your body. She doesn’t drink, she doesn’t eat bad food and she certainly doesn’t smoke. Ben has given up a lot of his vices over the years, but he just can’t get rid of the cigarettes. It’s his one guilty pleasure and something Jennifer might have to learn to live with. I’m not sure Jen is going to win this battle. We would all love Ben to stop smoking but it’s up to him, not her.''
Newsweek magazine says LeVar Burton allegedly took a veiled shot at Jeopardy producer Mike Richards. He was doing a Q-and-A session when he said, "Jeopardy! hired the hosts that they wanted so it's all good. I'll always bet on myself and given the opportunity to do it all over again, I would. Well, first I would not believe the executive producer when he told me twice that he was not interested in the job, his job was to find someone to do the job. That's the guy who gave himself the job. So if I were to do it all over again, I wouldn't trust him. But I would insist on knowing that this was a real audition for the job because that's what I thought I was asking for. I just wish they had been more forthcoming at the beginning."
The Daily Star says Madonna was recently spotted kissing a 26 year old rapper at a New York Fashion Week show.The rapper, Tokischa, reportedly became friends with Madonna on Instagram. Tokischa's shows are described as "liberated, raucous spaces, where people let their freakiest freak flag fly". Madonna is 64.
The Daily Mail says Jennifer Aniston has purchased Oprah Winfrey's Montecito, California farmhouse for $14.8 million. The property has a mediterranean-style main house and two small cottages. Jennifer's new neighbors include Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, Ellen DeGeneres, Ariana Grande, Gwyneth Paltrow and Rob Lowe
Chris Hemsworth tells Ace Showbiz that he has no plans to bulk up when he plays Thor again. "Each time I've played the character and put the muscle on and put the size on, and then lost it for something else and played another character ... there's muscle memory, and I used to say it sort of got easier each time. This was particularly hard. I think because the target weight we aimed for was quite a ways above where I'd been before. We had 12 months when I was at home, just training and sort of, you know, puppeteering the body and manipulating and trying to like, 'Okay, we could try more swimming now or try more martial arts.' It was a really fun exploration, but I don't know that I wanna get that big again."
Data Dump Survey A new survey by DataCamp reveals that 30% of people say their brain shuts down when they hear or see the word 'data'. Other findings:
- 55% of people actively avoid figures and data
- 43% of people find data dumb
Intimate Pics Survey
A new survey by Avast Photo Vault reveals that the average person has accidentally sent six intimate messages or photos to a wrong person. Other findings:
- 33% of people have sent intimate pictures in the past
- 43% of people say sending intimate pictures is taboo
- 50% of people, who send intimate pictures, do so at least once a week.
- 44% of people send intimate pictures because they feel attractive
- 80% of people are worried their intimate pictures could fall into the wrong hands
The Most Popular Music-Inspired Baby Names ... according to a new survey by Marie Claire magazine
1. Willow ... Inspired by Willow Smith
2. Florence ... Inspired by Florence + the Machine
3. Ariana ... Inspired by Ariana Grande
4. Billie ... Inspired by Billie Eilish
5. Lana .. Inspired by Lana Del Rey
1. Zayn .... Inspired by Zayn Malik of One Direction
2. Lennon ... Inspired by John Lennon
3. Hendrix ... Inspired by Jimi Hendrix
4. Niall ... Inspired by Niall Horan of One Direction
5. Travis ... Inspired by Travis Scott
My husband and I are torn over whether or not to remove the mirrors in our daughter's bedroom. She is a freshman and already having a tough time with high school because of peer pressure, classwork and some Mean Girls. He thinks it's a good idea if we remove the mirrors because she won't be so self-conscious and will spend more time on other things than her looks. He says we should limit her mirror time like we do her screen time. Should we remove the mirrors or not? Good or bad idea?