THURSDAY, MAY 26, 2022

MATTHEW MCCONAUGHEY was born in Uvalde, Texas.  And yesterday, he called for solutions to gun violence.  He said, “This is an epidemic we can control, and whichever side of the aisle we may stand on, we all know we can do better. We must do better.”

On the witness stand yesterday, JOHNNY DEPP called AMBER HEARD’s allegations against him, quote, “Ridiculous, humiliating, ludicrous, painful, savage, unimaginably brutal, cruel, and all false.”

JEFF BRIDGES had a close call with Covid last year while he was battling lymphoma.  But fast forward to now, his cancer is in remission and he said the dual experience heightened his ability to give and receive love.

JOSH DUGGAR was sentenced to 151 months in prison for receiving and possessing child pornography.  That’s 12 years and 7 months.  Authorities had found at least 65 images on his work computer.

There’s a low-budget horror movie on the way called “Winnie the Pooh: Blood and Honey”.  And Disney can’t do anything about it, because Winnie entered the public domain in January. 

On the advice of OPRAH, ELLEN DEGENERES is going to take at least a year off now that her show is over.  “This is my first self-imposed break . . . I’m going to start traveling in a couple of weeks and try to enjoy my time.” 

The firehouse Dalmatian on “Chicago Fire” passed away unexpectedly from kidney issues.  Her name was Tuesday, and her last episode aired last night, which was the Season 10 finale.

Yesterday was the 17th anniversary of CARRIE UNDERWOOD winning “American Idol”.  In honor of that she posted a page from the journal of, in her words, “a 22-year-old farm girl who just had the most incredible night.” Here’s what she wrote:  “It all came down to the final moment.  Ryan had the gold card in his hand.  Big moment.  [I] took one more look at the amazing crowd and let it sink in for a few seconds. “Ryan said something like ‘And your 2005 ‘American Idol’ is . . .’  And my heart beat fast and I closed my eyes.  ‘Carrie Underwood.’  The crowd went wild.  I immediately started crying.  It was a beautiful moment. “All the other contestants were sent out to hug me.  I was crying the whole time. Then I was asked to sing.  I blubbered through ‘Inside Your Heaven’.”

Ask any country star about performing for the troops, and they’ll start telling you all the reasons why they love it.  Eli Young Band’s JON JONES shared his.  “It’s allowed us to understand the sacrifice they’re making, to see it firsthand.  [It’s] been one of the biggest pleasures of our career.  It’s one of the things that we never thought about would be so meaningful to us when we started a band.”

DON MCLEAN cancelled his performance at this weekend’s NRA convention in light of the horrific Texas school shooting

KELLY CLARKSON is releasing a “Kellyoke” EP with six of her cover songs. 

Kourtney Kardashian has legally changed her name to Kourtney Barker

Brandi Cyrus is 35.

Lenny Kravitz is 58. 

Genie Francis from General Hospital is 60

Philip Michael Thomas is 73.  Tubbs on “Miami Vice

Hank Williams Jr. is 73

Stevie Nicks is 74.

Brent Musburger is 83.

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