MONDAY, JULY 18, 2022

Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez got HITCHED in Las Vegas over the weekend.  They wanted an Elvis to do the honors, but there wasn’t one available. Jennifer said, “We did it.  Love is beautiful.  Love is kind.  And it turns out love is patient.  Twenty years patient.” They were engaged once before . . . in 2002, but they broke up in ’04. She said that they waited in line for their marriage license with four other couples, including two guys.  And they barely made it to the chapel in time before it closed. She added, “Stick around long enough and maybe you’ll find the best moment of your life in a drive through in Las Vegas at twelve thirty in the morning in the tunnel of love drive through . . .With your kids and the one you’ll spend forever with.  Love is a great thing, maybe the best of things-and worth waiting for.” She signed it “Mrs. Jennifer Lynn Affleck.”

Google Maps has been sending Beatles fans to the wrong Abbey Road intersection.  Apparently, the best way to get to the real one is to type in “The Beatles crosswalk.”

Garth Brooks is working on a live album.  He announced it to the crowd while performing in Charlotte, North Carolina over the weekend.  He said it’s tentatively titled “Killer Live”, and it’ll honor those who influenced his career.  He’s been performing cover songs at his shows so they may be on it.

We’re lucky that Carrie Underwood chose country music, because she could OWN any genre.  Especially rock.  She did a terrific cover of Ozzy Osbourne’s “Mama, I’m Coming Home” for her new Apple Music Live Sessions EP. “I’ve always been an Ozzy fan and [that song] is one of my all-time favorites.  I hope we’ve done him proud.”  The EP also has “Ghost Story” and “Blown Away”. 

Luke Bryan turned 46 yesterday, and he celebrated it by downing some “beer cake.”  His wife Caroline gave him a custom cake that featured an edible can of Two Lane Beer on the top.  Two Lane is Luke’s premiere beer brand. Luke also carried on the tradition of heading off to a birthday fishing trip.  But first he and the family danced around and acted goofy . . . giving Caroline a chance to sneak in a few birthday swats on his backside.

Luke Combs posted some new photos of himself cuddling his son, Tex, who turns a month old tomorrow.  He wrote, “This is what my days at home look like now.  Couldn’t be happier about that.”

“The Office” is getting its own Lego set in October.  It’ll cost 120 bucks.

Last week right before appearing on the Jimmy Kimmel Show, Demi Lovato hit her head on a crystal and needed to get stitches before going on the show

Ivana Trump, businesswoman and 1st wife of former President Donald Trump, died as a result of falling down the stairs, the New York City Medical Examiner’s Office revealed. The 73-year-old’s official cause of death is listed as blunt force injuries to her torso. Her fall has been ruled an accident. Trump was found unresponsive and alone on a staircase in her Upper East Side home on Thursday. Toxicology reports and details about what may have preceded the fall have not yet been revealed. A local restaurant owner said that Ivana wasn’t doing very well when she stopped in with a friend two weeks ago. “She didn’t seem to be in good shape. She could barely walk. She didn’t eat her food, she took it home with her,”

Back in January, Tom Arnold had a mini stroke. Since then, he’s turned his life around and has dropped 75 lbs.

Adam Sandler is casting his entire family in an upcoming Netflix movie

Priyanka Chopra is 40.

Kristen Bell is 42.

Vin Diesel is 55.

Ricky Skaggs is 68.

Richard Branson is 72.  The first billionaire in space!  He’s the genius behind the Virgin empire.

Steve Forbes is 75.  “Forbes” magazine.

Martha Reeves is 81.  Leader of Martha & the Vandellas. 

James Brolin is 82.  Barbra Streisand’s husband,

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WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 2022

Should Kentucky rename a state park after the late, great Loretta Lynn?  Fans say yes, and so does her family.  They just posted a link on her website to a Change.org petition encouraging lawmakers to do it.  The park they have in mind is Paintsville Lake State Park, a few miles from Butcher Hollow, where…