Five Things We’ve Failed at During Quarantine, Including Haircuts, Pedicures, and Piercings – BusinessWire
An Elderly Man Accidentally Killed His Male Relative When They Were Having S&M Sex – Click2Houston
A 7-Eleven employee in Thailand tried to grab a forehead thermometer to check a customer . . . but accidentally grabbed a spray bottle of hand sanitizer instead and sprayed it in the customer’s face.
A guy in Michigan tried to hide a stolen puppy in his pants after a car crash. (Full Story)
Cops Raid a Guy’s Home for Drugs . . . and Find He Escaped Naked to the Roof – TheScottishSun
Woman injured in Yellowstone after approaching bison – Buckrail
A mayor in Peru was accused of lying in a coffin and pretending to be dead to avoid being caught disobeying lockdown orders – Insider
A Guy Is Busted Stealing People’s Garage Doors to Install at Other Homes – Desert
Raging Hollywood Hills house party amid coronavirus ends when man shoots himself in the groin – KTLA
Google’s Annual Report on America’s Top Spelling Searches Features Lots of States Looking Up “Quarantine” and “Canceled” – Twitter
We’ve Switched Up Our Snacks Because the Ones We Want Aren’t Always on Shelves – PRNewswire
2.4 million more people applied for unemployment last week, bringing the total since the pandemic started to 38.6 million.
Georgia pushed hard to be one of the first states to re-open . . . but it hasn’t led to jobs coming back. In fact, Georgia now has the highest percentage of its workforce applying for unemployment of any state in the country.
Significantly fewer Americans are avoiding public places. Back on April 12th, 78% of Americans said they were staying out of public . . . that’s down to 65% as of last week. 21% even say they went to a restaurant.
That’s a microcosm of a larger problem with “re-opening” . . . whether it’s fast or slow, there’s just no guarantee the jobs are going to come back right away. And many economists are worried it’s going to take quite a while for jobs to return.
This Missouri grocery store, Dierbergs, repurposed its salad bar to serve mini bottles of liquor – NBCNews
The government in Thailand is considering allowing massage shops to re-open . . . but because of the pandemic, only from the waist down.
Dolphins in Australia’s Tin Can Bay apparently miss people so much they’ve started bringing GIFTS like pieces of coral and old bottles onto the beach to try to get them to come back.
South Korean soccer team fined for using sex dolls in place of fans in empty stadium – LATimes
LORI LOUGHLIN and her husband Mossimo Giannulli finally CAVED and pleaded guilty for their part in the college admissions scandal. Obviously, they got a deal. They copped to the crime of conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud. Lori will spend two months in prison followed by two years of supervised release. She’ll also have to pay a $150,000 fine and do 100 hours of community service. Her husband pleaded guilty to another crime on top of that, so he got five months. He’ll pay a $250,000 fine and do 250 hours. It’s not clear who advised them to drag this out like they did. FELICITY HUFFMAN went straight to a guilty plea last May, and spent less than two weeks behind bars.
If the quarantine has you REALLY desperate for entertainment, there’s this: Next Friday, CBS is airing a special called “Haircut Night in America”, which will feature celebrities cutting their own hair. It’ll be a one-hour special hosted by JERRY O’CONNELL and his wife REBECCA ROMIJN . . . and it’ll also feature Kelly Osbourne, skier Lindsey Vonn, and hockey player P.K. Subban, as well as frontline health care workers. The press release says, quote, “With the majority of salons and barbershops still closed while America shelters in place, many increasingly [hairy] people are missing their regularly scheduled salon appointments, and now more than ever need expert advice on how to rein in their unruly manes . . .In ‘Haircut Night in America’, top stylists will expertly guide celebrities in a ‘cut-a-long’ from their homes and reveal the final looks, no matter the outcome.”
HBO Max launches next Wednesday, and “Morning Consult” conducted a massive poll to determine what content the potential subscribers are MOST excited about. Obviously, a lot of people might guess that it’s “Friends” . . . after all, HBO paid $400 MILLION to steal the show from Netflix . . . but that wasn’t #1. In fact, it was only #3. As it turns out, people are most excited for: The DC Comics Extended Universe. 26% picked that, which is probably why HBO was willing to pay between $20 million and $30 million to have Zack Snyder’scut of “Justice League”. It won’t be available until NEXT year though. 23% are excited about “Game of Thrones”, which of course is already an HBO show. And coming in third was “Friends”, with 21%. In fact, only 13% were aware that HBO Max was the new home of “Friends”, even though 6% said they canceled or PLAN to cancel Netflix just because they lost the show at the end of 2019. Outside of individual shows, 32% are being lured in by the Warner Bros. TV and movie library . . . and 25% are intrigued by original HBO Max programming, which includes the “Gossip Girl” reboot, a “Grease” sequel series. So how many people will subscribe? Among those polled, 5% said they’d be very likely to subscribe, and 11% said they’d be somewhat likely. And perhaps not surprisingly, people who watch a LOT of TV content are likely to add HBO Max. Among Netflix subscribers, 26% said they’re likely to sign up, and 34% of Disney+ subscribers said they’re interested. HBO Max will cost $15 a month.
Speaking of Friends — A new cookbook with recipes inspired by the beloved sitcom Friends is finally set to be released. Friends the Official Cookbook is out on September 22, and will feature over 90 recipes inspired by the sitcom’s characters, and featuring dozens of dishes served in the show. Examples include Phoebe’s faceless foods, Friendsgiving feasts, Joey’s favorite meatball sub and more. Each recipe will include instructions to accommodate home cooks of all levels, and will be paired to an episode of the show, so once you’re ready to eat, you can watch the episode that matches the dish. The book is $29.99 and is available for preorder now on Amazon.
Netflix made an unusual announcement Thursday, saying that it planned to purge inactive members from its subscription base. The streamer said they would begin to cancel accounts who have not watched anything in a year since they joined, as well as anyone who hasn’t watched anything at all in two years. The company plans to begin sending emails to subscribers and in-app notifications this week offering the chance to keep their subscriptions live. Those that don’t respond will be deactivated. According to Netflix, the number of those not watching is pretty small, less than one half of one percent of total subscribers, or a “few hundred thousand.”
The DC universe unveiled a revamped lineup of movies, after the coronavirus forced them to re-shuffle their previous slate. Entertainment Tonight put together this updated list of all things DC:
- Wonder Woman 1984 (August 14, 2020)
- Zack Snyder’s Justice League (TBA 2021)
- The Batman (October 1, 2021)
- The Suicide Squad (Aug. 6, 2021)
- Black Adam (December 22, 2021)
- The Flash (June 3, 2022)
- Shazam! 2 (November 4, 2022)
- Aquaman 2 (December 16, 2022)
- The Trench (TBA)
- New Gods (TBA)
If you were sad that JOHN KRASINSKI’s YouTube show “Some Good News” went on hiatus, you’ll be happy to hear that it’s coming back . . . but in a different form. ViacomCBS bought it, and they’re bringing it to their various platforms, but there’s no word when yet. Krasinski will continue to produce it, but he WON’T host. His replacement will be named at a later date.
NILE RODGERS from CHIC wrote and produced songs for the DIANA ROSSalbum “Diana” back in 1980. Those songs included “I’m Coming Out”, which became a gay anthem. Nile was inspired to write the song after he saw a bunch of Diana Ross impersonators in the bathroom of a predominantly transgender club in Manhattan. Quote, “All of a sudden a lightbulb goes off in my head.” He and his partner wrote the song, and Diana LOVED it, but she didn’t understand the title. Nile says, quote, “She didn’t understand that that was a gay thing, that that was a person saying, ‘I’m coming out of the closet.’ She didn’t even get that.” But then she played it for a friend who DID get it, and was worried that people would think Diana was coming out as gay. But Nile convinced her to stick with it, and the rest is history.
Drake apologized for referring to Kylie Jenner as his “side-piece” on an unreleased track that he played for fans on Instagram Wednesday night. Here is a clip. The Canadian rapper shocked fans when he played the song which featured lyrics, “Yeah, I’m a hater to society / Real s-t, Kylie Jenner is a side-piece / Yeah, I got 20 motherf**king Kylies.” Drake took to Instagram Thursday to apologize to Jenner. Drake and Jenner have both denied that they dated, but a source told the outlet that they did date briefly, but stopped because of the media.
Someone put this together and it’s incredible. Have you ever wondered what The Beatles would sound like if their music was featured in a horror movie? This is it. Someone took Eleanor Rigby and changed all of the notes to E & F. The results are truly terrifying.
Celebrating the 30th anniversary of his album “AmeriKKKa’s Most Wanted,” Ice Cube took to Instagram and held a live listening party. During the evening, Ice Cube told interesting story about his song “A Gangsta’s Fairytale” from the album, which sampled the theme song from Mister Rogers’ children show. Cube said: “It’s a trip. Because of this song, Mr. Rogers sued us. He was mad ’cause we had the ‘Mr. Rogers’ theme at the beginning, ‘It’s a wonderful day in the neighborhood’ and all that. He sued us and was getting five cents a record ’til we took that part off. That’s just a fun fact.” “AmeriKKKa’s Most Wanted” was Ice Cube’s first studio album after his split from iconic group N.W.A. The album reached No. 19 on the Billboard charts and is regarded as one of the greatest rap albums of all time
Following his multi-year turn as the shimmering lead vampire, Edward Cullen, of Twilight‘s five blockbuster films, Robert Pattinson stepped back from major motion pictures. This year should have marked his return to the big screen. But due to the coronavirus pandemic…that isn’t happening. In the meantime, he is bored as all hell, waiting in quarantine with his girlfriend. So he’s been posting every day life activities. Including making pasta. Which – honestly – this dude is a monster. Because he shared his recipe. And he shared how he MICROWAVES his pasta. He microwaved penne pasta, which he then dumped into foil smothered with many layers of cheese and sugar. Then, he added an additional layer of crushed cornflakes, in place of breadcrumbs, followed by more sugar. The whole thing was topped with a red sauce and plopped on a hamburger bun. You’re disgusting.
This one is dark so bare down. A family member of Hagen Mills, who starred most recently in the show Baskets, said that she is in shock after the 29-year-old died by suicide after carrying out an alleged murder-suicide attempt. The actor was found dead in Kentucky on Tuesday after allegedly shooting a woman. According to police, officers responded to a call after 5:45 p.m. on Tuesday for a woman who had been shot. Upon their arrival, they met a woman named Erica Price who had visible gunshot wounds to her arm and chest. She was listed in stable condition as of Wednesday afternoon, and was identified by police as the mother of Mills’ young daughter. Cops confirmed that they are currently investigating the incident as a “murder-suicide attempt.”
As the world continues to combat the spread of COVID-19, high schools across the United States have closed, and college campuses have completely emptied out. Many schools have students attending virtual graduation ceremonies and proms to make up for the pivotal life moments they might otherwise miss out on. YouTube is working to make the class of 2020 feel special. The streaming platform is bringing together the likes of BTS, Lady Gaga, and Barack and Michelle Obama for the multihour virtual commencement “Dear Class of 2020.” The ceremony will stream via YouTube on June 6 and feature individual speeches from the Obamas, who will headline the event. It will also include speeches from Lady Gaga, BTS, and former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice. BTS will be one of a number of performers toasting the graduating class with an afterparty show. They will be joined by a number of stars slated to make special appearances, including Alicia Keys, Kelly Rowland, Kerry Washington, and Zendaya. YouTube isn’t the only one getting in on the action: Facebook is working on an event in May called #Graduation2020: Facebook and Instagram Celebrate the Class of 2020. The live-streamed special will feature a commencement address by Oprah and appearances by Miley Cyrus, Lil Nas X, Awkwafina, Jennifer Garner, and Simone Biles. Facebook plans to announce additional guests closer to the event. And finally — Chris Pratt revealed Wednesday on his Instagram Story that he accidentally deleted a whopping 51,000 emails from his inbox–and his son is to blame! Pratt promised he’d be “working on” replying to all those messages, only to admit in a followup video a couple hours later.
CRAPPY BIRTHDAYS – Celebrating birthdays this weekend
Novak Djokovic is 33. Serbian tennis stud.
Ethan Suplee is 44. Earl’s brother Randy on “My Name is Earl”.
Will Sasso is 45. He made his name doing impressions on “MadTV”, including Tony Soprano, Steven Segal and Dennis Franz.
Jewel is 46.
Ken Jennings is 46. He won 74 straight episodes of “Jeopardy!”, earning more than $2.5 million.
Naomi Campbell is 50. Angry supermodel who did community service for hitting her housekeeper over the head with her jewel-encrusted cell phone
Jamie Kennedy is 50.
Kevin Heffernan is 52. Farva in the “Super Troopers” movies.
H. Jon Benjamin is 54. The voice of Sterling Archer on “Archer”, and Bob on “Bob’s Burgers”
John C. Reilly is 55.
Mike Myers is 57.
Morrissey is 61. Brooding asexual who was the leader of The Smiths.
Drew Carey is 62.
Marvelous Marvin Hagler is 66. Boxing legend from the ’80s who liked the “Marvelous” nickname so much that he LEGALLY added it to his name.
Alfred Molina is 67. He’s half-Spanish, half-Italian, was born in England and became a movie star in America. His biggest roles were Dr. Octopus in “SpiderMan 2” and Indiana Jones’ guide at the beginning of “Raiders of the Lost Ark”
Bernie Taupin is 70. Elton John’s brilliant songwriting partner.
Priscilla Presley is 75.
Frank Oz is 76. Multi-talented genius. He’s the voice and original puppeteer of Fozzy Bear, Cookie Monster, Bert, Grover, Animal, Miss Piggy and YODA.
Bob Dylan is 79.
Sir Ian McKellen is 81.
Tommy Chong is 82.