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The Happy Headline of the Day – Monday, June 7

Back in 1942, Grace Lee McClure Smith dropped out of high school at the age of 16, as her husband went off to fight in World War II.
Since then, Grace never forgot her time in school. She worked as a bus driver for the Madison County School Systems in Alabama — and encouraged her family to continue on with their studies.
At age 94, Grace finally was able to celebrate her high school graduation, thanks to her granddaughter Erin Wilson, who helped arrange the ceremony.
Erin explained that her grandmother Grace didn’t regret dropping out of school, but also recognized that graduation “was very important to her.”
So, Erin put the party together to make sure Grace was honored for her hard work and years of service.
Grace said she was grateful to finally graduate — 79 years after leaving school to support her husband, and went further to suggest, “It’s better late than never, isn’t it?” (WTVD-TV)

The Daily Dish – Monday, June 7

Meghan Markle gave birth to a baby girl on Friday.
“It is with great joy that Prince Harry and Meghan, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, welcome their daughter, Lilibet “Lili” Diana Mountbatten-Windsor, to the world,” a statement from the couple says.
The statement adds, “Lili was born on Friday, June 4 at 11:40 a.m. in the trusted care of the doctors and staff at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital in Santa Barbara, CA. She weighed 7 lbs 11 oz. Both mother and child are healthy and well, and settling in at home. Lili is named after her great-grandmother, Her Majesty The Queen, whose family nickname is Lilibet. Her middle name, Diana, was chosen to honor her beloved late grandmother, The Princess of Wales.”
Meghan and Harry also have a two-year-old son named Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor.
The couple also posted a personal message on their Archewell website, writing, “On June 4th, we were blessed with the arrival of our daughter, Lili. She is more than we could have ever imagined, and we remain grateful for the love and prayers we’ve felt from across the globe. Thank you for your continued kindness and support during this very special time for our family.”
The Royal Family, which they stepped away from last year, were all delighted by the news.
Prince William and Kate Middleton said, “We are all delighted by the happy news of the arrival of baby Lili.”
And according to a statement issued by Buckingham Palace, “The Queen, The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall, and The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have been informed and are delighted with the news of the birth of a daughter for The Duke and Duchess of Sussex.”

Former Nickelodeon star Drake Bell has been charged with child endangerment in Ohio.
The actor and musician, best known for starring in Drake & Josh, has pleaded not guilty.
According to BuzzFeed News, “The charges stem from a December 2017 interaction between Bell and a 15-year-old child at a Cleveland nightclub.”
Tyler Sinclair, a spokesperson for Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Michael O’Malley, says, “While there, Bell violated his duty of care and, in doing so, created a risk of harm to the victim. The investigation also revealed that months leading up to the concert, Bell sent the victim inappropriate social media messages.”
Prosecutors said the child filed her case in 2018, and that the investigation found the alleged victim had established a relationship with Bell “several years prior” and had attended a concert of his in December 2017.
Bell, who posted a $2,500 bond Thursday, was ordered to provide a DNA specimen.

The Coast Social Network with Cornerstone Alliance – Monday, June 7

Jessica from Cornerstone Alliance tells us about the Microloan program available through the Women’s Business Center at Cornerstone Alliance, which helped Driftwood Summer Shop with an expansion, including the addition of Forté Coffee! If your business needs assistance, head to cornerstonewbc.com for details.... [Read Full Story]

Coffee Talk from Honor Credit Union – Monday, June 7

TODAY IS:
  • National Chocolate Ice Cream Day
  • National VCR Day
  • Thank God It’s Monday Day: Time to turn things around and celebrate Mondays instead of dreading them

Well, this will get you running to a mirror. new study claims that people with large eye pupils are more intelligent than those with small pupils. Pupil size was monitored by an eye-tracking device while participants ran through different tests and activities. The people with larger pupils performed better in attention, memory, and reasoning tests, which the researchers think comes from better regulation of brain activity linked to intelligence and memory.

new survey found that 69% of respondents said they can’t sleep if they know there’s a bug in their home, and 60% have even gone so far as to say that they want to burn their home down if they came across a bug. And which bugs, in particular, do people hate? 39% said they can’t stand cockroaches, followed by spiders (37%), ants (29%), mosquitos (28%), termites (28%) and ticks (25%).

Next time you’re planning on a few summer cocktails, you may want to add some asparagus to your pre-drink routine. According to new research, asparagus may prevent hangovers and even protect your liver. Your pee may smell like asparagus all night – but it seems like a small price to pay for no hangover. (Well and Good)

There’s new hope for the overweight. On Friday the FDA approved a diabetes drug as a treatment for obesity. It’s called Wegovy and it contains a synthetic gut hormone that curbs appetite. Study participants using it lost 15-percent of their body weight when combined with diet and exercise. No word yet on the cost. More than one in three Americans are considered obese.

Music News – Monday, June 7

Madonna is still a daddy’s girl at heart — as she proved in a new video of her and her family celebrating his 90th birthday.
Madge and the kids flew to Michigan to mark Silvio Ciccone‘s big day at the winery he runs on the shores of Lake Michigan. She captured some moments from the trip on a video, which she captioned, “He taught me the importance of hard work and earning one’s way in life. Again I thank you.”

Sure, millions of fans love Katy Perry, but she says that love is nothing compared to what she shares with daughter Daisy.
The new mom talked motherhood with France’s L’Officiel magazine, saying that the feeling is nothing like anything she’d experienced before. Katy says “I’d heard about unconditional love, but now I’m really experiencing it. There’s a wholeness that has happened.”
She contrasted that feeling with what she gets in the spotlight, saying “As a performer, I’ve always relied on the love and acceptance and validation of the outside world and that ultimately can waver at times, When you have a child, you have someone who looks at you and doesn’t know anything on your resume, doesn’t know anything about your bank account, doesn’t know anything, doesn’t care and just loves you.”

If you thought that having a new Debbie Gibson album was something that could happen only in your dreams, think again.
The singer and actress will release The Body Remembers, her first album in 20 years, on August 20. It features 15 new songs, plus the long-awaited studio recording of the duet version of her hit “Lost in Your Eyes,” which she sings with Joey McIntyre of New Kids on the Block.
The two former teen idols will do a mini-residency at the Sands Showroom in The Venetian Las Vegas in August and September. The newly announced September dates — September 16-19 —  go on sale June 9.
Debbie also pops up in the new season of Lucifer, which is streaming on Netflix now.  She’s in the musical episode, “Bloody Celestial Karaoke Jam,” playing the overbearing mother of a high school athlete who sings “Every Breath You Take” with star Tom Ellis.
According to Billboard, Debbie’s also finishing a Christmas album and will appear in a new movie titled Class, alongside Anthony Michael Hall.

The Happy Headline of the Day – Friday, June 4

In Wasilla, Alaska, a postal worker saved the day by paying for extra postage to make sure a couple’s wedding invitations were sent out on time.
The bride-to-be, Crystle Lewis, thought she had put enough postage on the 50 invitations that were being sent out. But because of the fancy wax seal on the envelopes, more postage was needed.
The post office informed Crystle and her fiancé that the envelopes couldn’t go out — and those envelopes remained in Crystle’s post office box.
Postal worker Edward Mayton noticed, day after day, that the invitations weren’t being delivered and figured that somehow, some way, the couple didn’t get the message.
So, in order to avoid a disaster and save the couple’s big day, Edward purchased extra postage out of his own pocket and got things rolling again.
Crystle and her fiancé learned about Edward’s kindness later on and were thrilled that Edward helped them out. They found Edward and tried to pay him back for the additional postage, but he refused to accept any money, explaining that it’s important to simply take care of each other. (Fox News)

The Daily Dish – Friday, June 4

The bartender who accused Cuba Gooding Junior of groping her has won a default judgment against the actor after he failed to respond to her lawsuit for over a year, according to Page Six.
Natasha Ashworth sued Gooding in October 2019, claiming that he pinched her butt while she was serving him at a nightclub the year before.
Gooding allegedly ignored her legal complaint for more than a year, so she asked for a default judgment against Gooding on the claims of assault and battery — and on Wednesday the judge granted it.
A trial to determine the damages she should be awarded will be set at a later date.
In recent months, at least 30 women have accused the Oscar-winner of sexual misconduct. He denies the allegations.

Sophie Turner seems to have come out of the closet.
The Game of Thrones star hinted at her sexual orientation in a social media post celebrating Pride Month. She said, “Time isn’t straight and neither am I.”
Fans believe this means she’s bi-sexual, since she’s married to Jonas Brothers member Joe Jonas.
The new mom also included a bunch of other stickers on her Instagram Story with text saying, “BI PRIDE,” “GAY PRIDE” and “MOVE, I’M GAY.”

Production on Mission: Impossible 7 has been halted until June 14th after a positive coronavirus test on set, Variety reports. Tom Cruise can’t be happy. He made headlines in December when audio was leaked of the star freaking out after seeing two crew members standing too close to each another.

Celebrity attorney F. Lee Bailey, who defended O.J. Simpson and Patricia Hearst, has died. He was 87. (USA Today)

Kim Kardashian reveals she’ll play a poodle in the Paw Patrol movie. Kim tweeted Thursday that her character is named Delores and she urged her fans to watch the just-released trailer. The movie hits theaters August 20th.

Furry Friends Friday with Katrina from Al-Van Humane Society – June 4

Katrina is a 5 year old girl who is very sweet, intelligent, and fun-loving! Katrina is very kind to any human she meets, however, Katrina does not get along with other dogs. She would prefer to be the only furry friend in her new home! She’s great with children and absolutely loves to play fetch! Katrina likes to go for car rides, walks, and again, play more fetch! Katrina knows sit, shake, and is working on more commands – she is very smart and eager to learn! She would make a wonderful companion and is bound to put a smile on your face and provide lots of love! If you’re interested in meeting Katrina, start by submitting an adoption application at www.al-van.org. or call Al-Van Humane Society at 269-637-5062 to learn more about her.  Katrina can’t wait to meet you!... [Read Full Story]

Coffee Talk from Honor Credit Union – Friday, June 4

TODAY IS:
  • Doughnut Day
  • Cheese Day
  • Hug Your Cat Day
  • Corgi Day
  • Cognac Day
  • Fish and Chips Day

Stubble is sexy … as long as it’s the right kind of stubble. A study from New Zealand wanted to know what facial hair on men women found most attractive. The answer: Women found men with heavy stubble on their faces the most attractive. But not all stubble is equal – the women in the study found men with light stubble to be the least attractive. Men who were clean shaven and had full beards were found to be the second most attractive, according to the study. And this is interesting … men with beards were perceived to be better parents. (Best Life)

We’ve talked about “revenge bedtime procrastination” before … but as a refresher, it’s the phenomenon of staying up late looking at TikTok videos, scrolling through Twitter, playing Words With Friends, etc. – even though you’re tired – because you want to recapture some “me time” after a long day. Well, it seems the problem is getting worse – especially as many people working from home have been working more (and longer) hours. It seems the phenomenon has become so prevalent, experts have actually identified three components that must be present to qualify your behavior as “revenge bedtime procrastination”: 1) Staying up late has to reduce your total sleep time; 2) You can’t be up late for an external reason (like taking care of a baby or because you’re not feeling well); and 3) You have to understand that staying up late will lead to negative consequences. (Self)

They’re loving. They’re adorable. And it turns out that puppies can understand you from a very young age. A new study says that by eight weeks old, they’re willing and able to lock eyes with people they don’t know and take visual cues, like if you point to their food bowl. And they can do it without any training — which suggests that they are born with innate social skills. Maybe this explains why they’re just so stinkin’ irresistible … even when they pee on the rug. (NBC News)

Music News – Friday, June 4

Ed Sheeran knows you gotta have Friends — which explains why he brought in Courteney Cox to help him tease new music.
Ed, who’s been hinting about a return for the past couple of months, posted a short Instagram video captioned “25th June” and showing him playing guitar with Cox on piano. The combo isn’t a total shock, since Ed has written songs with her fiance, Snow Patrol‘s Johnny McDaid.
Sheeran revealed he will perform at the soccer championship tournament — Euro 2020. Match play begins in one week. He appears in concert on June 25th, which is the night before the elimination rounds. In solidarity with Pride Month, Ed wore a rainbow sweater for the announcement. He will debut new music.

Lady Gaga wants to help Little Monsters kick off Pride Month in style — with a new charity merchandise collection created with designer Donatella Versace.
The Mother Monster teased the line on Instagram with a video captioned, “We were all more different, and different is beautiful. Thank you Donatella for supporting LGBTQ+ mental health and the Born This Way tenth anniversary.”
If you’re hoping to pick up something from the line, get ready to dig deep into pockets: Unisex shirts go for $250, while a sassy beret costs $350 — with some proceeds from all items going to the Born This Way Foundation.

Pink wants tennis superstar Naomi Osaka to know that she’s got her back.
The outspoken singer took to Twitter on Thursday to praise Osaka for walking away from the French Open rather than hold press events that could damage her mental health. Pink wrote, “For whatever it’s worth – I’m proud of Naomi Osaka for putting her mental health, her well being above everything…listen babies, you can work hard to master your craft, but you do it on your own terms, and screw anyone if they don’t get it.”
Pink gets candid about her own mental health in the documentary All I Know So Far, which is currently streaming on Amazon Prime.

The Happy Headline of the Day – Thursday, June 3

Kieran Moise of Huntsville, Alabama, is getting to start a new chapter in his life at the Air Force Academy. Part of the deal of being in the Air Force involves having short hair.
This affects Kieran more than most boys because he doesn’t like haircuts and hasn’t actually had one in six years.
Kieran wanted to make the most of this historic haircut, so he pledged to donate his hair for use in wigs for kids battling cancer.
The event also included some fundraising. Thanks to an online campaign, Kieran raised over $19,000 for St. Jude’s Hospital to celebrate his 19-inch-long afro.
Big things are in store for Kieran as he recently graduated from high school and is heading to the Air Force Academy this fall. And, he made the most of this transition by helping others before taking his next steps. (KSBN-TV)

The Daily Dish – Thursday, June 3

Whenever you can include both Marilyn Monroe and Frank Sinatra in a story, there’s bound to be buzz.
Nearly 60 years after the death of the ill-fated Hollywood icon, People magazine reports that Frank Sinatra’s onetime manager claims Ol’ Blue Eyes was convinced Marilyn was murdered.
In his memoir Sinatra and Me: In The Wee Small HoursTony Oppedisano quotes Ol’ Blue Eyes late in his life speaking about friends who’d died before him — such as Monroe. “Frank believed she was murdered, and he never got over it.”
According to Oppedisano, Sinatra and Monroe were friends but never lovers. “Frank felt she was too troubled, too fragile, for him to sleep with and then walk away.” Yet, Marilyn apparently confided to Sinatra about affairs with both John and Robert Kennedy, even telling Frank she didn’t understand why the Kennedy brothers cut off contact after she stopped having sex with them.
There’s one other juicy tidbit. The book asserts that Marilyn and ex-husband Joe DiMaggio planned to reconcile — and that a press conference breaking the news was to take place just days after her death on August 5th, 1962. Oppedisano says “Frank believed if the press conference hadn’t been announced, she would have lived a lot longer.”
According to the book, Sinatra claimed several told him that Monroe been murdered with “a Nembutal suppository and Robert Kennedy or the Mob was involved.”

Chris Harrison is out as host of ABC’s Bachelor in ParadisePage Six reports.
In February, Chris took a supposedly temporary break from the Bachelor franchise after the backlash erupted over him defending a contestant who had attended an Old South plantation-themed party.
Chris was already sidelined from a season of the Bachelorette. Now, according to Page Six, he’ll be replaced on Bachelor in Paradise by a revolving cast of guests hosts — including David Spade.
No word if Harrison will return to host Bachelor.
He had hosted the Bachelor, Bachelorette and Bachelor in Paradise since their debuts.

Coffee Talk from Honor Credit Union – Thursday, June 3

TODAY IS:
  • Repeat Day
  • Egg Day
  • World Bicycle Day

Well this is … bad … A new survey found that 1 in 2 people in relationships say their current partner is the worst sex they’ve ever had. That’s right – half of the people surveyed said the person they are with is lousy in bed. Sounds like the next step here is for these people to communicate better…
The same survey asked respondents if they’d ever injured themselves during the act. 57% of those who had injured themselves while doing it said it happened while trying to do it in the shower.

Guys, do you think you know what women want? A new study of more than 60,000 women from all over the world found that there is one thing that women overwhelming want in a partner. Here’s a hint – it’s not six-pack abs or a seven-figure salary. 90% of the women surveyed said that kindness is the most attractive trait a significant other can have. (PS I Love You)

The CDC says that if you’re vaccinated, you’re basically OK to go about “normal” life without worrying about masks, social distancing, avoiding crowds, etc. But not everyone is ready yet.
Some folks are still really worried about getting COVID, even though the odds are very, very low for vaccinated people. Experts say that’s natural, especially for people who generally have a low tolerance toward risk. They also note that all the media coverage and fear-based messaging of the past year has left people feeling anxious.
If you’re one of those people, there are ways you can cope:
  • Seek out positive messages, like how infection rates are plummeting.
  • Take things slow. Re-enter “normal” life a little bit at a time.
  • Keep wearing a mask and using hand sanitizer if it helps you feel more comfortable.
  • Find someone you trust to talk about your feelings with. Maybe even a professional.
  • Limit your exposure to media and social media that will trigger feelings of anxiety.
The important thing to remember is that feeling this way doesn’t mean you’re weak or that there’s anything wrong with you. (Medical News Today)

Music News – Thursday, June 3

Lady Gaga‘s Chromatica Ball just got bounced again — clear into next year.
The stadium tour was initially scheduled for the summer of 2020, but rescheduled until this summer due to the pandemic. But on Wednesday, Gaga issued a statement delaying the Ball yet again, saying, “While some parts of the world are moving quickly to open up, others are not yet ready. So until we can confirm all global dates, we have to postpone the Chromatica Ball shows to the summer of 2022.”
As of now, new dates have not been announced, but the North American shows are still expected to take place in Boston, Chicago, Toronto and East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Variety)

Demi Lovato and Olly Alexander of Years and Years will team up to host the YouTube Pride 2021 livestream on June 25th.
Billboard reports that the pop royals will join Trixie MattelDaniel Howell and Mawaan Rizwan for the six-hour event, which will feature musical performances, challenges and crowd-sourced short films.
Though the stream is free, viewers will be asked to donate to the Trevor Project, which provides crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to LGBTQ+ youth, as well as AKT, which does the same in the U.K.

Elton John tells Billboard magazine that he’s more interested in being a father than putting out new music. “I don’t think we are in a time where the world needs a new Elton John album. I don’t feel inspired to write or compose anything either. Right now I am a full-time father and I love it. I love being a father.”

The Happy Headline of the Day – Wednesday, June 2

About 10 years ago, Michael Campbell of Birmingham, Alabama, went overseas to Iraq to serve in the military. Now, he owns a lawn service company. He still serves others– one lawn at a time.
Michael returned from Iraq in 2012. When things were rough in his life, people stepped up to support him.
He remembers their assistance. Campbell now donates free lawn care to five families with loved ones who served in the military. He explained that he wants to “give back and show the same love” that was given to him all those years ago.
This is his first year Michael has made this offer — but he looks forward to making it a tradition. (WBRC-TV)

The Daily Dish – Wednesday, June 2

Are Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck getting engaged, again? Sure sounds like it.
A source tells People magazine, the reunited couple are taking their relationship to the “next level.” The two are allegedly  “slowly starting to talk about the future.” The insider adds, “This is not a casual relationship. They are taking it seriously and want it to be long-lasting.”
Ben and Jen aren’t hiding from photographers, either. They were spotted on Monday holding each other as they headed into Wolfgang Puck’s new restaurant at the Pendry hotel in West Hollywood.
Ben and Jen got engaged in 2003 but split up a few months later.

Actress Ellie Kemper has come under fire after photos surfaced showing The Office and Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt star participating in a debutante event many have deemed racist.
According to USA Today, “A 1999 archived article from the St. Louis Post-Dispatch announced that ‘Elizabeth Claire “Ellie’ Kemper, 19, (was crowned) the 1999 Queen of Love and Beauty’ at that year’s Veiled Prophet Ball while she was a freshman at Princeton University.”
During the annual ball, according to reports, “a daughter of one of the group’s members is crowned queen by a ‘Veiled Prophet,’ a secret member who wears white robes and a white veil covering his face.”
Ellie comes from a rich banking family in Missouri.
The controversy comes from the fact that The Veiled Prophet Organization was founded by a former Confederate officer and was meant for the elite. Black people weren’t accepted into the organization until 1979.

Dick Van Dyke isn’t letting age slow him down.
The 95-year-old has gone viral after showing off his exercise routine during an interview with CBS This Morning.
In the clip, Van Dyke does crunches and says, “I’m 95, and a lot of my friends won’t do these… So all you old guys out there, listen to me, I’m telling you: You can keep going for a long— I’m still dancing! And singing!”
He later added, “I’m looking forward to 100. George Burns made it, and I’m gonna do it too!”
You can watch Van Dyke get recognized at the 2021 Kennedy Center Honors, along with Garth Brooks, Debbie Allen, Joan Baez and Midori, June 6th on CBS.

The Hot 3 from Honor Credit Union – Toast2Teachers Event

Today, we’re chatting about the upcoming “Toast 2 Teachers” Event on June 10th! To celebrate another school year (especially one so different), your first drink is courtesy of Honor Credit Union, featuring a complementary glass of Round Barn Estate Wine or Craft Beer. The first 100 teachers will receive a free wine glass! Check out Honor Credit Union and Round Barn Estate’s Facebook Page for event details!

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Coffee Talk from Honor Credit Union – Wednesday, June 2

TODAY IS:
  • National Running Day: A good day to go for a run
  • National Leave the Office Earlier Day: A good day to shut it down early
  • National Rocky Road Day: A good day for some ice cream
  • National Bubba Day: A day to celebrate all the Bubbas out there

You can add “Karens” to the endangered species list. Thanks to the popular meme describing entitled white woman asking to speak to the manager, 2020 saw a sharp drop in the number of newborn babies named Karen — according to the Social Security Administration. Although the name’s popularity has been in a steady decline for decades, last year saw the name drop 171 spots on the name popularity list to number-831. There were only 325 baby girls named Karen last year. Karen is on a pace to fall off the top 1000 names list in 2021. (Yahoo)

Have you ever had a crush on a co-worker? According to a new YouGov poll, that puts you in the majority of Americans. 54% of us admit to having the hots for a colleague. More guys than women have had a co-worker crush. Nearly 60% of men and just under 50% of women admit to it.  The pollsters didn’t ask people if they ever acted on those crushes.

Forget mama bears … It’s a teen dog mom you have to fear. A teenager in California has gone viral after physically pushing a bear off the wall of her backyard, in order to save her dogs. The security camera video shows the bear and two cubs on the wall. The cubs run off when the dogs start barking but the mama bear is seen attempting to claw at one of the four dogs. 17-year-old Hailey then ran over, shoved the bear back, then grabbed her dogs and went inside. Her cousin posted the video to TikTok. (Newsweek)

NBC says cicadas have stopped making noise in certain parts of the country because temperatures have dipped below 70 degrees. Cicadas don’t like cold weather and stop singing and mating when temps dive into the 60’s. However, our temps locally will be rising in to the 80s by week’s end, so the noise could return quickly.

Music News – Wednesday, June 2

Mariah Carey is pushing back against her brother’s lawsuit ignited by her memoir.
According to the New York Post, she wants Morgan Carey‘s action tossed out, claiming her book is a “matter of public interest.” Her attorneys argue that the combination of her fame and a desire to encourage young people who have difficult family backgrounds should require more evidence to prove defamation.
Morgan Carey’s feathers were clearly ruffled by references that he calls “mere gossip and of prurient interest” — and make him appear violent toward their father. He insists the opposite was true.
He adds that The Meaning of Mariah Carey harmed his reputation and caused a potential deal for a film project to fall through.
Morgan isn’t the only Carey angry with Mariah’s book. Their sister Alison filed suit back in February.

Taylor Swift is reportedly looking to bounce back from her disastrous Cats experience by joining the cast of yet another all-star blockbuster film.
According to Showbiz 411, Tay is set to climb aboard a Depression-era period drama that’s tentatively titled Canterbury Glass. The flick, which already stars Christian Bale, Margot Robbie, Rami Malek and Anya Taylor-Joy, will be directed by David O. Russell — the man behind films like Silver Linings Playbook and I Heart Huckabees.

Lance Bass and husband Michael Turchin are finally going to start the family they’ve been planning — with a set of twins!
Lance tells People magazine, “We told our friends and family about the ninth week, when we finally felt comfortable. You think you’re going to jinx it or something.” Michael adds  “We went through nine different egg donors, which is rare. We picked a donor for some of them. We got all the way down the path of about to retrieve their eggs. Some just wouldn’t produce enough eggs, some weren’t good genetic matches. If you’re going to be a match, you don’t want to even risk it.”
The twins — one boy, one girl — are due this fall.

The Happy Headline of the Day – Tuesday, June 1

While serving with the Army overseas in South Korea, Michael Steponovich worked closely with a German Shepard named Popeye, who was an expert at detecting explosives.
When Michael finished his career with the Army and moved to Las Vegas, he knew he’d miss his partner Popeye.
But, luckily, Popeye was also nearing retirement.
The charity group American Humane worked with Michael’s new employer — MGM Resorts International — to get Popeye back to America and back to Michael.
It all worked out. Michael was recently reunited with Popeye and filed official adoption papers.
It didn’t take long for Popeye to recognize Michael’s voice and the two continued their relationship as if they were never separated.
But now, they are both retired from the military and Michael was able to tell Popeye that he no longer needed to work. Instead, he’ll be able to relax and have fun at “Fort Couch” — as well as explore the great outdoors, including the beautiful state parks and trails in the Las Vegas Valley. (Las Vegas Sun)

The Daily Dish – Tuesday, June 1

Gavin MacLeod, who played Captain Stubing on The Love Boat and Murray on The Mary Tyler Moore Show, died Saturday at his home in Palm Desert, California. He was 90.
A cause of death wasn’t immediately revealed, but MacLeod had been in ill health for the past few months.
The actor appeared as a guest on a ton of shows — including Perry Mason, Ben Casey, Ironside, Hawaii Five-O, The Big Valley, The Andy Griffith Show, My Favorite Martian and Hogan’s Heroes. He also appeared in the films The Sand Pebbles, The Party and Kelly’s Heroes.
Ed Asner, his co-star on The Mary Tyler Moore Show, tells Variety that MacLeod “made everything easy” while on the set, and off the set, Asner says, “I realized that whenever I was tense, (MacLeod) was there to relieve it. I treasured his friendship.”

Kim Kardashian has filed a restraining order against an alleged stalker. TMZ reports the reality star accuses 32-year-old Charles Peter Zelenoff of taking multiple videos of the exterior of her house and posting online about wanting to be in a relationship with her. A judge has ordered Zelenoff to stay 100 yards away from the star. Kardashian’s lawyer says he’s been convicted of battery twice in the past.

Pictures surfaced last week of actor MILES TELLER and his wife having a blast in Hawaii with AARON RODGERS and SHAILENE WOODLEY.  But it wasn’t ALL fun and games for Miles . . . because he was ASSAULTED.
On Wednesday, he and his wife were at a restaurant called the Monkeypod Kitchen in Maui.  Miles went to the bathroom, where he was punched in the face by a wedding planner.
It turns out Miles and his wife got married there in 2019, and this guy was THEIR wedding planner.  And he thinks Miles still owes him $60,000, so he decided to take it out of his FACE.
Police are investigating, but nobody’s been arrested yet.