APRIL 17, 2019

STEPHEN HAWKING and ALBERT EINSTEIN were both said to have IQs around 160. But did you know that some CELEBRITIES are up in that range, too?

Matt Damon, Conan O’Brien, and Quentin Tarantino are all right up there with Hawking and Einstein, at 160. Running just below them are Alicia Keys and Cindy Crawford, at 154. Kate Beckinsale is close behind at 152. Jessica Alba has a 151 IQ. David Duchovny’s IQ is 147. Meryl Streep’s is 143. Shakira, Kesha, Madonna, Claire Danes, and Natalie Portman have IQs of 140. Nicole Kidman has an IQ of 132. And James Franco is at 130.

 

French billionaire Francois-Henri Pinault and his father are pledging 100 million Euros to rebuild Notre Dame. That comes to about $113 million. The Pinault family is CRAZY rich.  They either own, or own shares in, companies like Gucci, Yves Saint Laurent, Christie’s Auction House, and Stella McCartney, to name a few. Francois-Henri is also SALMA HAYEK’s husband. And he’s not the only one opening his wallet. The guy who runs Louis Vuitton pledged $233 million . . . the cosmetics company Loreal pledged $113 million . . . and so did the French petroleum company Total.  Apple CEO Tim Cook also promised Apple would pledge an undisclosed amount. Overall, the promised donations have already cleared more than $700 million.

 

A bar in Chicago is making a drink called The Clooney. It’s got GEORGE CLOONEY’s face frozen into one of the ice cubes, and it costs $25.  It’s also made with that Casamigos tequila brand that he used to own.

 

ANNE HATHAWAY says she only quit drinking because it’s hard to take care of her 3-year-old son when she’s hungover. But she vows to start drinking again when he’s older, because it’s, “really fun and awesome.”

 

EVA MENDES didn’t really think about having kids until she met RYAN GOSLING. Then she wanted to have HIS kids.  She says, “It was very specific to him.”

 

KIM KARDASHIAN and KYLIE JENNER are releasing their new fragrances next Friday, the same day TAYLOR SWIFT has been teasing new music. Some people think Kim did that on purpose.

 

A video spoiling “Avengers: Endgame” has hit the Internet, and some websites are offering tips on how to avoid hearing anything you don’t want to know. Like muting certain keywords on social media and avoiding Reddit.

 

 

I’ve never met DIERKS BENTLEY’s mom . . . but I like her, because she enjoys taking him down a notch. She calls him the Susan Lucci of awards shows . . . because he gets nominated a lot, and loses a lot. So when he and BROTHERS OSBORNE took home the ACM Vocal Event of the Year for “Burning Man”, she thanked THEM for making it happen. She told them so at a country music festival last weekend where Dierks and the Brothers were performing. Dierks said, “[She] said, ‘He doesn’t win anything on his own, but because of you guys, you helped him.  You got him his first award.'”

 

BRETT YOUNG and his wife Taylor did a baseball-themed gender reveal on Instagram. It’s a slo-mo clip of her throwing a ball and then he whacks it with the bat, and out comes a pink cloud of smoke. There’s also a second video that shows an ultrasound device where you can hear the baby’s heart rate. Brett says, “Taylor and I are so excited.  We didn’t care one way or the other, but there’s something about knowing that it’s a girl that makes it even more real.  We are so blessed and can’t wait to meet this beautiful little girl.”

 

Hoda Kotb is officially a mom times two! There was barely a dry eye in the room on Tuesday morning as the Today family learned they had gained a member as Kotb shared the special news over the phone. “It’s a girl!” Kotb said of her new daughter, Hope Catherine Kotb, the baby girl she secretly adopted.” Man, I’m so happy she’s here.” Of course, her colleagues on air were beyond moved by the news and inquired how Kotb’s older daughter, Haley Joy Kotb, reacted. “She was trying to feed her her raspberries and I was like, ‘Not yet, babe,'” Haley was marching around saying she was a big sister.

 

CARRIE UNDERWOOD’s Cry Pretty Tour 360 kicks off May 1st, and she’s thinking it’ll be her best ever. “I feel like fans are really going to be able to feel the love and all the hard work that has gone into this tour.  [I] think it’s better than anything that we’ve ever done before.”

 

AARON WATSON will be releasing his new album, “Red Bandana”, on June 21st. It includes his song “Kiss That Girl Goodbye”, plus a new track called, “Trying Like the Devil”.  He also announced that his Red Bandana Tour will kick off June 28th in his hometown of Abilene, Texas.

 

MARTY STUART has been named as the 16th artist-in-residence at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum. He’ll be curating and performing in a series of three shows in September.  Previous honorees include Miranda Lambert, Vince Gill, Ricky Skaggs, Alan Jackson, and Kenny Rogers.

 

RILEY GREEN’s “In Love by Now” may sound like it’s an upbeat song, because it moves along. But it’s not.  The lyrics talk about her already being in love again while his heart is still hurting.  Poor guy.  It’s the second single from Riley’s upcoming debut album.

 

What do Frank Sinatra, Judy Garland and Britney Spears have in common? One of their marriages occurred at A Little White Chapel in Las Vegas.  The institution first opened in 1951 and expanded to include the drive-thru “Tunnel of Love” wedding chapel.  The original owner is now ready to sell the property for $12 million. Other famous people who were married there include Patty Duke, James Caan, Rita Hayworth, Mickey Rooney (twice), Michael Jordan, Mary Tyler Moore and Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward.

 

Are you confused about the plot lines, characters and minutia regarding Game of Thrones? Jimmy Kimmel has solved your problem with Game of Phones – a service manned by cast members.   One caller asked Lena Headey whose character is known for having a romantic relationship with her twin brother, “I have a crush on my brother what should I do?”  Headey responds, “Nothing.  It’s illegal and immoral to act on those feelings.  On the other hand, if he’s hot, go for it.”  The number for the faux hotline is for Santa’s Naughty and Nice List.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Victoria Beckham is 45.

Jennifer Garner is 47.

Norman “Boomer” Esiason is 58.

Olivia Hussey is 68.

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