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The Cocktail Each State Has Googled the Most During the Pandemic – UpgradedPoints

Krispy Kreme Will Give You a Free Donut Every Single Day If You Get Vaccinated – CBSNews

Chipotle Is Giving Away Free Burritos . . . and Free Bitcoin . . . Tomorrow – CNN

Oscar Mayer Is Releasing Shoelaces That Smell Like Bacon – Nerdist

TGI Fridays Is Now Selling Carnival Food . . . Like Donut Burgers and Drinks with Cotton Candy on Top – Chewboom


LUKE BRYAN LURE ACCIDENT… LUKE BRYAN  posted a video yesterday of two fishing lure prongs that are stuck IN his hand. One punctured the skin of his thumb . . . and the other went THROUGH the fleshy part between his index finger and thumb.  You see it sticking out the other side.  He’s still on the boat and hasn’t figured out how to remove the hooks. Here’s what he says about it in the clip, quote, “Well, this is gonna leave a mark.  Pretty sure that’s in my bone.” It’s not clear where he was fishing, but it’s probably NOT the ocean.  The water’s green and calm, and he’s wearing flip-flops.  You can hear people in the background so it may be a family fishing trip. 

Being in a gated secure neighborhood with your own security apparently can be a waste of money… these rich people getting breached all the time… KENDALL JENNER… The other day she had to get a restraining order against a man who was threatening to MURDER her.  And now we’re finding out that on Sunday morning at 2:00 A.M., a NAKED MAN tried to swim in her pool. He showed up at her house CLOTHED, knocked on some windows and called her name.  Then he took off his clothes and headed for the pool . . . but Kendall’s security cut him off.  Kendall WAS home at the time, but in a “safe location.”  

Armie Hammer had a full slate of film roles lined up until accusations of sexual assault began surfacing (link) a few months ago. Now, Walden Media has dropped the actor from Billion Dollar Spy, the last job on his schedule. That means all the studios that were working with Hammer when the allegations hit have ended their business relationships with him and no other project has moved past the initial talks phase. Several women have accused Hammer of sexual assault, and Los Angeles police are investigating a rape accusation (link) by a woman who said, “I thought that he was going to kill me.” Hammer has said all his sexual relationships have been consensual and called the rape accusation “outrageous.” The actor also has been dropped by his talent agency (link) and publicist. So here is the question…what about stuff he already finished?  Disney has shuffled releases, postponing Death on the Nile until Valentine’s Day 2022. Studios sometimes recast roles in such situations, but Disney evidently has no plans for reshooting. Actors also can stay in the movie but be pulled from publicity campaigns—even movie posters. There’s the option now of skipping theatrical releases and sending the film straight to streaming. Studios want to demonstrate respect for any victims, . An executive at another studio said, “It seems like the only way to go with this is to come out front and say, ‘Hundreds of people worked on this project, and we’re not scrapping it because of one individual.'”

GEORGE R.R. MARTIN has found something new to keep him from finishing those “Game of Thrones” books.  He’s working on a BROADWAY version of the series.  It’s expected to launch in 2023. Unlike some of the prequels that are in the works, this one takes place only 16 years before the events of the books and the TV series . . . during The Great Tourney at Harrenhal. That means the return of several characters you’re actually familiar with . . . including some dead ones!  

“The Voice” doesn’t seem to have any trouble landing big names to serve as coaches.  Next up:  ARIANA GRANDE. Yesterday, Ariana announced(link) that she’ll be taking over NICK JONAS’ chair next season, alongside Blake Shelton, Kelly Clarkson, and John Legend.  She said, quote, “Surprise!!!  I am beyond thrilled, honored, [and] excited.” Season 21 is expected to debut sometime this fall.

Incubus frontman Brandon Boyd will be a guest performance on American Idol for Duets Week. Boyd will sing twice with two of the top 24 Idol contestants beginning April 4th and 5th. Other guest performers for Idol’s Duets Week Joss Stone and Brian McKnight. Josh Groban and Jewel. 

Remember when we kept talking about and kept asking… hey did you watch  ‘Framing Britney Spears. Apparently Ms Spears has watched some but not all of it and now said this…

I’ve always been so judged… insulted… and embarrassed by the media… and I still am till this day 👎🏼👎🏼👎🏼 !!!! As the world keeps on turning and life goes on we still remain so fragile and sensitive as people !!! I didn’t watch the documentary but from what I did see of it I was embarrassed by the light they put me in … I cried for two weeks and well …. I still cry sometimes !!!! I do what I can in my own spirituality with myself to try and keep my own joy … love … and happiness ✨🙏🏼 ☀️ !!!! Every day dancing brings me joy !!! I’m not here to be perfect … perfect is boring … I’m here to pass on kindness 💋💋💋 !!!!

ALEX TREBEK’s daughter Nicky hasn’t seen “Jeopardy!” since Alex died. “I have not watched one, my family haven’t watched any at all to me, it was his show . . . and it’s difficult for me to carry on [with] the show.” Nicky once worked on “Jeopardy!” in production, but she left last year, shortly after Alex’s death.  

After several failed attempts to turn the 80’s cartoon into a film, a Thundercats film is on the way and will be directed by Godzilla vs. Kong director Adam Wingard, who calls it “a dream project.”  He is going to do his best to stay away from anything cheesy with his project, telling Deadline that he’s steering clear of any much-criticized cat costumes ala 2019’s Cats musical film. 

SYLVESTER STALLONE posted some handwritten notes (link) for a “Rocky” TV show that he’s developing for a streaming network.  He says it will be a prequel, which will be set in the ’60s. In the caption, he said, quote, “Ideally, [it’s] 10 episodes for a few seasons to really get to the heart of the characters in their younger years.” And in the notes, Sly writes, quote, “Imagine a time machine that will simply transport us back to the origins of Rocky . . . a cinematic world brimming with characters that have been beloved by people . . . for nearly five decades!” 

Check out the trailer for “Spiral: From the Book of Saw”, starring CHRIS ROCK and SAMUEL L. JACKSON  and the trailer JASON STATHAM waste POST MALONE in the trailer for “Wrath of Man”. 

“Young Sheldon” has been renewed for three more seasons.

The TINA TURNER documentary “Tina” debuted to 1.1 million viewers, the most for an HBO doc since “Finding Neverland” in 2019. 

Season 4 of The Handmaid’s Tale premieres April 28 on Hulu the trailer is on the blog

Rick and Morty’ Season 5 Trailer is on the blog

Season five will get underway on Sunday, June 20 

Actor-comedian David Ury does very funny dramatic readings of TV theme songs.  Here  are a few for you to see who can guess first.

Jeff Lowe is moving forward with his plans to auction off an “official” Joe Exotic(link) NFT collection … despite legal pushback from the ‘Tiger King’ himself. Here’s the deal … Jeff and his wife, Lauren Lowe, recently announced an auction of non-fungible tokens featuring Exotic and the rest of the ‘Tiger King’ stars and it seems to have caught the attention of Joe’s legal team. Lauren tells TMZ … she and Jeff are still pressing on with the auction despite Exotic’s legal threats. She says they will defend their position that they’re the only entity in the U.S. that holds the ‘Tiger King’ trademark, which Lauren claims Joe signed over to them way back in 2016. The auction goes live tomorrow at 4 so someone gotta say something soon.   


Sawyer Fredericks is 22.  He won the eighth season of “The Voice”, at age 16.


Ewan McGregor is 50.  Emmit and Ray Stussy on “Fargo”.  Obi Wan Kenobi in the “Star Wars” prequels, and Lumiere the candelabra in the live-action “Beauty and the Beast”.


Angus Young is 66.  The only original member of AC/DC left.


Al Gore is 73.


Rhea Perlman is 73.  Carla on “Cheers”.  Mrs. Danny DeVito in real life.


Gabe Kaplan is 76.  Mr. Kotter on “Welcome Back Kotter”.  He’s also a financial wiz and an AMAZING poker player.  He’s won well over $1 million just playing poker.  Suck on that, Mr. Woodman!


Christopher Walken is 78.  Brilliant character actor . . . but for many of us, he’ll forever be inseparable from the CLASSIC “SNL” skit in which he plays the Blue Oyster Cult producer who asks for “more cowbell” from Will Ferrell for “Don’t Fear the Reaper”.


Shirley Jones is 87.  “The Partridge Family”.


William Daniels is 94.  Mr. Feeny on “Boy Meets World” . . . the voice of K.I.T.T. on the original “Knight Rider” . . . and Dustin Hoffman’s dad in “The Graduate”.


Tanya Tate

Today’s birthday girl has been in 432 fine films, including:

– Creamy Center

– Field of Schemes 8

– Fluffers 8

– His Booty Is My Duty 1

– Mother-Daughter Exchange Club 27, 40 and 44

– Say Hi to Your Mother for Me

– And who could forget her role in 2014’s My First Time With A Mommy

Tanya Tate is 42 years old.



We now have the Final Four set in both the men’s and women’s NCAA tournament.  On the men’s side…#1 Baylor will host #2 Houston on one side of the bracket.  On the other side….#1 overall seed Gonzaga will take on #11 UCLA.  UCLA was one of the teams that played in the “First Four” game before the tournament of 64 even began.  Both of the games are on Saturday with the finals on Monday.

On the women’s side, two number one seeds with go at it on one side of the bracket as South Carolina takes on Stanford.  On the other side, #1 UCONN will take on #3 Arizona.  Both of those games are on Friday with the finals on Sunday.

A referee collapsed early in the first half of Tuesday night’s Elite Eight matchup between Gonzaga and USC. Official Bert Smith was alert as he was placed on a stretcher and moved off the court. The NCAA said he left the game with a medical issue. On the TBS broadcast, rules analyst Gene Steratore said Smith was feeling lightheaded and was being tended to in the locker room.  He must have been OK because he was not taken to a hospital.

The Utah Jazz’s team charter plane had to make an emergency landing shortly after takeoff Tuesday afternoon after striking a flock of birds, which caused an engine fire and failure. The Jazz were en route to Memphis where they are scheduled to play the Grizzlies tonight. No injuries were reported. The Jazz confirmed their plane for Wednesday’s game returned to Salt Lake City International Airport shortly after takeoff. A team source who was on the plane said that players heard a loud bang and saw a flash from the left engine. The game is still scheduled because the team took off a little bit later last night.

Nate Diaz is back. Diaz, one of the most popular fighters in MMA, will meet Leon Edwards at UFC 262 on May 15. Both fighters have verbally agreed to the fight, though the contract is not signed yet. The fight will serve as a five-round co-main event for the card headlined by Charles Oliveira versus Michael Chandler for the vacant UFC lightweight title.  Diaz hasn’t fought since November in 2019 when in a lost to Jorge Masvidal.

Michael Jordan, Kevin Durant and Klay Thompson are among the latest current and former NBA players to invest in Dapper Labs, the startup company behind the NFT trading-card platform NBA Top Shot. The company announced a $305 million funding round on Tuesday as the digital collectibles market continues to boom.  According to Business Insider, the latest batch of funding brings Dapper Labs’ valuation to $2.6 billion. NBA Top Shot was developed in partnership with the NBA and National Basketball Players Association, providing an online forum for trading virtual basketball cards in the form of video clips of their favorite players called “moments.” Less than five months into beta testing, the platform has more than 800,000 registered users. As of March 17, more than $370 million had exchanged hands between users on the marketplace with millions more believed to be spent on packs.