THURSDAY, MAY 12, 2022

The “MTV Movie and TV Awards” will air Sunday, June 5th at 8:00 p.m. “Spider-Man: No Way Home” leads with 7 nominations, including Best Movie.  “Euphoria” has 6 nominations, including Best Show.

Forbes released their 2022 list of the “World’s 10 Highest-Paid Athletes”.  

1.  Lionel Messi, (Lee – uh – nel Messy) soccer . . . $130 million

2.  LeBron James, basketball . . . $121.2 million

3.  Cristiano Ronaldo, ( Kristee-ulno Ronaldo)_ soccer . . . $115 million

4.  Neymar, soccer . . . $95 million

5.  Stephen Curry, basketball . . . $92.8 million

6.  Kevin Durant, basketball . . . $92.1 million

7.  Roger Federer, tennis . . . $90.7 million

8.  Canelo Alvarez, boxing . . . $90 million

9.  Tom Brady, football . . . $83.9 million

Some of your favorite children’s movies and child actors have morbid behind-the-scenes stories. 

1.  Judith Barsi, who voiced Ducky in “The Land Before Time” and Anne-Marie in “All Dogs Go to Heaven”, was murdered by her own father in 1988.  She was only 10 years old.  He killed her and her mother before committing suicide.

2.  “Lilo & Stitch” originally had a scene where a 747 crashes through a building.  When the 9/11 attacks happened, they changed that sequence before the movie was released in 2002.

3.  In the original script for “The Santa Clause”, Santa falls off the roof because TIM ALLEN shoots him, thinking he’s a burglar.

4.  ALFALFA from “The Little Rascals” was shot and killed in a dispute over $50.  He was 31 years old.

5.  BOBBY DRISCOLL, who voiced Disney’s Peter Pan, was found dead in an abandoned building at 31.  He’d become a pretty hardcore drug addict.

6.  The snow that wakes Dorothy and her friends up in “The Wizard of Oz” was 100% asbestos.

ALFONSO RIBEIRO is tired of being asked to do his Carlton dance from “Fresh Prince of Bel-Air”, which happens pretty regularly if he decides to go outside

SELENA GOMEZ posted a skincare TikTok video, but fans felt she was making fun of HAILEY BIEBER, since it was posted hours after Hailey’s skincare videos.  Selena apologized and said, “Guys no idea what I did but I really am sorry.  Zero bad intention.”

KANE BROWN is coming out with a new cereal called Kane Krunch.  It has a “cocoa rice” flavor . . . you should get some, because a portion of the proceeds will go to charity. “Getting to create my own cereal is one of the coolest things I’ve ever gotten to do.  You can ask my family, but we truly are a big cereal household and I’m excited for my fans to try it and share breakfast with me too.” It’s available online at KaneKrunch.com.  By the way, that’s “Krunch” with a “K” . . . which is a theme for Kane.  His wife is named Katelyn, and their daughters are Kingsley and Kodi.

A random couple getting married on a beach in Key West, Florida had NIKO MOON sing their first dance song. It wasn’t planned.  He saw them, they saw him . . . the next thing you know he’s singing “Dance with Me”, and they have the best first dance experience ever. He shared a video of it, and wrote, “Saw this couple getting married while I was on the beach.  They told me they loved my music.  So, I asked if I could sing a song for their first dance.”

CMT will be airing a live NAOMI JUDD memorial on Sunday.  “Naomi Judd:  A River of Time Celebration” will take place at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville.  Performers and special appearances will be announced soon.

MIRANDA LAMBERT and LITTLE BIG TOWN recently kicked-off their Bandwagon Tour Part 2— tickets go on sale today . . . . . . June 11 Camden, NJ

REBA MCENTIRE’s lifetime love affair with corn dogs is fading.  I know, it’s very sad.  Here’s what she said in a recent interview about Reba’s Place, the restaurant she’s building in Atoka, Oklahoma.  “Chicken fingers have replaced corn dogs now.  I guess we got a little burnt out on the corn dog.”

LUKE COMBS’ wife Nicole posted some baby bump pics the other day.  It’s the couple’s first child and it’s going to be a boy.  She’s due sometime this month.

Everyone knows DIERKS BENTLEY loves the NHL.  The feeling’s mutual, because they let him take the Stanley Cup home to surprise his son.  Dierks shared a video of the special moment, and wrote, “Knox came home from school thinking it was just another day . . . the surprise was a success.  Not every day the Stanley Cup is in your house.”

Back in February we learned that FLORIDA GEORGIA LINE would be “going on break” but not breaking up.  But in a recent interview, BRIAN KELLEY sounded like it might be permanent. “We’ve got 10 or 11 shows this year.  I don’t know after that what the plan is.  It’s not clear to me.  At the end of the day, we’re brothers, so we’ll always have each other’s back and support, and that’s what it should be.” 

HENRY WINKLER, GEENA DAVIS, and SELMA BLAIR all have memoirs on the way.

REBEL WILSON is in a relationship now, but in 2019, she dated 50 people.

Henry Wiinkler is writing his memoir and it will be published in 2024

Kim Fields is 53.  Tootie in “The Facts of Life”. 

Tony Hawk is 54. 

Stephen Baldwin is 56.  Baldwin brother whose daughter, Hailey Baldwin, married Justin Bieber.

Emilio Estevez is 60.  “Breakfast Club” jock.  Son of Martin Sheen, brother of Charlie

Kix Brooks of Brooks & Dunn is 67.

Steve Winwood is 74.  Biggest hits:  “Back in the High Life Again” and “Higher Love”.  .

Burt Bacharach is 94.

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