KEN JENNINGS says a “Jeopardy!” showdown with JAMES HOLZHAUER is “inevitable,” so it sounds like he’s down. Also, the contestant who beat James lost last night, after three straight victories.
A woman named Sheletta Brundidge posted a video of her son Daniel singing the song . . . which is kind of amazing, because he DOESN’T SPEAK. In the caption she said, “We had an ‘Old Town Road’ miracle at my house. My son Daniel has autism and doesn’t talk. We caught him humming the tune the other day. Then Bless God, my baby started singing the song on his own. His therapists have started to use it in his sessions!” LIL NAS X reposted the clip and said, “What a king.”
ED SHEERAN is such a ketchup fanatic that Heinz is releasing a limited edition bottle that says “Edchup”. It’s just regular ketchup, though.
BEACH BOYS legend BRIAN WILSON has postponed his summer tour to focus on his mental health. He says he’s been feeling, “mentally insecure” lately, and thinks it would be a bad idea to be on the road.
GRANGER SMITH’s 3-year-old son, River Kelly, died yesterday after a drowning accident at home. Granger posted a photo saying, “I have to deliver unthinkable news. We’ve lost our youngest son. Following a tragic accident, and despite the doctor’s best efforts, he was unable to be revived. Amber and I made the decision to say our last goodbyes and donate his organs so that other children will be given a second chance at life. Our family is devastated and heartbroken, but we take solace in knowing he is with his Heavenly Father. If there are words to say more, I cannot find them.” Amber did a similar post, along with a photo of herself and River, and she asked for donations to be sent in his name to Dell Children’s Medical Center in Austin, Texas. Granger and his wife have two other children: Their daughter London is seven and a five-year-old boy named Lincoln Monarch. The comments section of Granger’s post is filled with messages from friends. Kane Brown wrote, “I’m here for you if you need anything at all.” Luke Bryan said, “Many prayers. So sorry.” Cole Swindell added, “Love you brother.” Jason Aldean wrote, “I can’t imagine what ya’ll are going through. Praying for you and your family. We are heartbroken for you guys.” And Maren Morris said, “I am so, so sorry. Thinking of you and your family at this time.” There are also messages from Jake Owen, Dan + Shay, Lauren Alaina, Dustin Lynch, Morgan Evans, Carly Pearce, and Chase Rice. Obviously, Granger is canceling shows until further notice.
Dennis Quaid has a new lady in his life! The actor, 65, is dating 26-year-old University of Texas student Laura Savoie. She is currently working towards her PhD in accounting at the University of Texas and expects to graduate in 2021. The couple has been dating for the past few months.
George and Amal Clooney are giving away a chance to lunch with them in Italy in the name of charity. The description reads, “George and Amal will welcome you and a guest to their Lake Como home in Italy for lunch, laughs and the chance to get to know this amazing couple on a personal level – Plus, you’ll take some incredible photos to remember it all by. Flights and hotel included.” While there is no donation or payment necessary to enter, any monies will go to The Clooney Foundation for Justice.
In the movie theatres:
“The Secret Life of Pets 2”