WEDNESDAY, MAY 15, 2024

The first “Golden Bachelorette” was announced.  It’s 61-year-old Joan Vassos.  She was on “The Golden Bachelor”, but left early to care for her daughter, who’d just given birth.

Jimmy Fallon refused to use his connections to score Taylor Swift tickets for his daughters.  He says he wants them to earn things, and to be as normal and “less bratty” as possible.

Dolly Parton is partnering with Krispy Kreme on some new doughnut innovations.  Krispy Kreme announced four new doughnuts called the Dolly Southern Sweets collection that are available in stores now. The four new treats are:  a glazed donut with strawberry icing, topped with a Dolly butterfly . . . a “Peachy Keen” cobbler doughnut . . . and then two doughnuts that are pie-centric, one with banana pudding . . . and another with chocolate pudding. Also this Saturday, if you sing a Dolly song at a Krispy Kreme store, or get all “Dolly’d up” and look like her, you will be gifted a free doughnut.  .  In January, Dolly expanded her line of boxed cakes and muffins for Duncan Hines . . . And in September she has a new cookbook coming out with her sister.  “Good Lookin’ Cookin'”.

Emmy Russell was one of the most talked-about contestants on this season of “American Idol”.  Not all the talk was GOOD, though.  Some fans thought she was coasting on the reputation of her grandmother, Loretta Lynn. But her “Idol” journey has finally come to an end.  She says, “Before I got eliminated, I really felt like God told me, he was like, ‘Emmy, you’re not going to be chosen by America, but I chose you. You can be yourself and be successful.  Don’t run from rejection or pain, and facing hard things.”

Reba McEntire is back as a coach for a 3rd consecutive year on “The Voice”.  Dan + Shay, will not be returning.  Reba will coach alongside Gwen Stefani, Snoop Dogg and Michael Bublé for season 26.

  The mothers of Miss USA and Miss Teen USA, who both resigned, say their daughters were, quote, “ill-treated, abused, bullied, and cornered.”

Jennifer Lopez was checking out new homes this week without Ben Affleck. She was accompanied by a woman who appears to be her longtime producing partner, Elaine Goldsmith-Thomas

Tom Brady was the main attraction of Netflix’s three-hour roast earlier this month, with jokes on everything from his NFL career to his divorce from Gisele Bündchen following 13 years of marriage. Brady revealed that he has some regrets after some jokes “affected my kids.” Brady has two children with Bündchen – son Benjamin, 14, and daughter Vivian, 11. He is also father to a 16-year-old son, John, from a previous relationship with actress Bridget Moynahan. “I loved when the jokes were about me. I thought they were so fun. I didn’t like the way they affected my kids

Andy Murray is 37.  Tennis stud.

Ray Lewis is 49.  Retired Baltimore Ravens star linebacker (slash) Super Bowl MVP (slash) former murder suspect.

Ahmet Zappa is 50.  Son of Frank . . . brother of Dweezil

Emmitt Smith is 55.  Retired Dallas Cowboys legend, and “Dancing with the Stars” winner. 

Dan Patrick is 68.  Former ESPN sports fellow who now works at NBC Sports. 

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