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Coffee Talk from Honor Credit Union – Tuesday, July 28

In the wake of the era of COVID-19, you’ve probably blown out your last birthday candles.
Not a prediction of an imminent death, but rather, a prediction that unsanitary traditions will fall by the wayside.
Blowing out candles is equivalent to spitting all over cake. Birthday candles will likely be canceled. A medical study showed that “blowing out the candles over the icing surface resulted in 1400 percent more bacteria.”
A historian said that Americans have blown out birthday candles for a little more than 100 years. “Candles on cakes evolved from extravagance to a celebration for regular people. The original idea was that when you blew out the candle the smoke would carry your wish up to the gods.” (The Washington Post)

More proof that we’re going to be working from home for a while … Google just announced that they are allowing their employees to work remotely till June of next year. (Business Insider)
Speaking of working from home … Seems people have really gotten used to the flexibility. A new survey of people who are employed or currently looking for work found that 78% of respondents said schedule flexibility in their job has become an “absolute necessity.”

Did COVID kill Thanksgiving Day shopping? … Whether you were a fan of those pre-Black Friday sales or not, looks like people will be staying home on Thanksgiving this year. Walmart, Target and Dick’s Sporting Goods have all announced that, due to concerns over coronavirus, their stores will be closed on Thanksgiving Day this year. (24/7 Wall Street)

And, Elon Musk is working on a chip that will let you stream music directly into your brain. One of his other companies, Neuralink, has been developing technology that repairs broken connections in the brain. And, this technology might just lead to the ability to beam music right in there. (Digital Trends)

Music News – Tuesday, July 28

Katy Perry tried to turn a negative into a positive for her fans Monday, — she softened the blow of her album delay by taking a pie in the face.
She has pushed back the release of Smile from August 14th to August 28th. She wrote on Instagram, “Welp. I hate to throw this bad news at you like a pie in the face… But if there’s anything 2020 taught me, it’s to not get too attached to plans and be malleable.”
To make up for it, Katy promised a series of #SmileSundays, where she’s going to go on Instagram Live to talk about all things relating to the album. She mentioned new merch, and said “I’ll play some snippets… Maybe we’ll go live together… We’ll def have a good chat!”

Did concert-goers get “closer” than they should’ve at The Chainsmokers outdoor Safe and Sound benefit drive-in concert in Southampton, New York on Saturday? That’s what New York State officials are now asking.
The short video of the crowd retweeted by Governor Andrew Cuomo was initially posted by the CEO of The Chainsmokers’ record label. It certainly appears to show that what was touted as an ultra-safety-conscious, in-car-only event was anything but. It reveals mostly mask-less fans partying at close quarters in front of the stage with no concern for social distancing. According to the label boss, the concert drew 3,000 people in 600 cars.
The event, which included Southampton Town Supervisor Jay Schneiderman as one of the opening acts,  raised money for No Kid Hungry, Children’s Medical Fund of New York and Southampton Fresh Air Home. A Chainsmokers handout promoted similar shows coming up in other cities, including Miami, L.A., Nashville, Chicago and Atlanta.
The governor’s office says they are opening an investigation. In addition the state’s health commissioner sent a letter to Supervisor Schneiderman expressing his distress at what he has heard about the concert and asking how it had come to be. He wrote, “I am at a loss as to how the Town of Southampton could have issued a permit for such an event, how they believed it was legal and not an obvious public health threat.”

The Daily Dish – Monday, July 27

As you may have heard, beloved television host Regis Philbin passed away Saturday at the age of 88. His former morning show companion, Kathie Lee Gifford, had this to say about his passing: “There are no words to fully express the love I have for my precious friend, Regis. I simply adored him and every day with him was a gift. We spent 15 years together bantering and bickering and laughing ourselves silly—a tradition and a friendship we shared up to this very day. I smile knowing somewhere in Heaven, at this very moment, he’s making someone laugh. It brings me great comfort knowing that he had a personal relationship with his Lord that brought him great peace. I send all the love in my heart to Joy, to his children, to the rest of his family and to the innumerable people he touched over his legendary life. There has never been anyone like him. And there never will be.” Regis, a 1953 graduate of the University of Notre Dame, will be buried soon in South Bend at the cemetery on the campus.

Kanye West has apologized to wife Kim Kardashian after claiming she tried to lock him up.
On Saturday, the rapper and presidential candidate wrote, “I would like to apologize to my wife Kim for going public with something that was a private matter. I did not cover her like she has covered me. To Kim I want to say I know I hurt you. Please forgive me. Thank you for always being there for me.”
After apologizing, Kanye went to the hospital for anxiety. A source tells TMZ that he got “uncomfortable” because “there were lots of people inside” his Wyoming ranch.
Kim responded to the claims by asking the public to respect their family’s privacy as Kanye deals with his bipolar diagnosis.

By the way, TMZ says Kanye West is trying to keep his Presidential campaign alive by spending $30,000 to get on the ballot in Illinois. His campaign team is trying to collect 2,500 signatures. They are paying each potential voter $10 to $12 for signing the ballot, which I didn’t know was actually legal, but it is Illinois

Coffee Talk from Honor Credit Union – Monday, July 27

Doctors in South America, South Africa and New Zealand claim the flu has disappeared. Right now, it’s winter in the Southern Hemisphere. The flu should to be raging through communities of people, but hospitals are saying otherwise. A doctor sounded amazed, (quote) “We keep checking for the other viruses, but all we’re seeing is COVID. We were surprised by the decline in the other viruses like influenza. We never dreamed it would practically disappear.” (The Wall Street Journal)
Doctors credit the dramatic drop and near lack of Flu cases to the immense precautionary measures people are taking to combat COVID, including copious amounts of handwashing, mask-wearing, and social distancing.

Is there an amount of time it takes to get over someone? Seems according to science, there is. But it depends on your age. A study of undergraduate students who had gone through a breakup in the last 6 months found that it took 71% of participants 11 weeks to “get over it.” Another study of divorced adult over the age of 50 found that it took an average of 17 months and 26 days after the divorce was finalized to get over the split. (Your Tango)

Over the weekend, you may have heard that Regis Philbin has died at the age of 88. He passed away from a heart attack at his home in New York on Saturday. Regis had triple bypass heart surgery in 2007. The popular television host was also a graduate of the University of Notre Dame back in 1953. University officials in South Bend yesterday confirmed that he will be buried in the cemetery on campus and a funeral will be held in the basilica on campus as well.

Music News – Monday, July 27

When Billboard releases next week’s album chart, Taylor Swift’s Folklore will easily be top-ranked.
Republic Records indicated that Swifties bought more than 1.3 million copies of Folklore on Friday. It streamed 35 million times at Apple Music. Spotify reported the album was streamed in the first 24 hours more than 80 million times.
That’s more than any other female artist. The previous record was held by Ariana Grande for thank u, next with 70 million streams in 24 hours. Ari surpassed Taylor’s record for Lover with 55 million first-day streams. (The Hollywood Reporter)

Ed Sheeran tells the Irish Mirror that he did not know he was going to be a pop star until high school. “I wasn’t really that into music as a kid. I went to high school and picked up a guitar. And then suddenly I started making friends, getting girlfriends, playing in bands and having fun. It made me feel good and I decided I wanted to do it as a job. I did wedding bands for a while, and that paid the rent. I just wanted to play music as a job. It snowballed and I started aiming for things and working harder.”

Happy Headline with United Federal Credit Union – Friday, July 24

In Washington, D.C., firefighters rescued six dogs from a burning home. And thanks to their efforts, all the dogs survived.
Four residents had already gotten out of the house by the time first responders arrived and weren’t injured. But, the dogs were still inside.
So, firefighters went in looking for them. After saving five dogs, a firefighter discovered a sixth dog, lying unconscious in the basement beneath a table.
A member of the department’s rescue squad carried the dog out, gave the dog oxygen and water — and actually revived it.
The firefighters explained that their first priority is to preserve human life. But, they also do whatever they can to save animals as well, understanding that pets are a big part of the family. (CBS News)

The Daily Dish – Friday, July 24

In her fourth day on the stand in Johnny Depp‘s libel suit, Amber Heard said the actor is a “remarkable man” when he’s “clean and sober” but the “other side of him was a monster.”
Amber said she had been “so in love” with Johnny and had “always held out hope” that he would get sober.
The British court also heard text messages to her mother in 2013 when Amber described Johnny as “violent and crazy” and said, “I’m heartbroken that this is who I love.”
And according to written testimony, Amber’s sister “begged” the actress not to marry Johnny. Her younger sibling also said she saw him punch her “really hard” during an argument.
Depp is suing The Sun for calling him a “wife-beater” in an old article.

Taylor Swift has been quiet during lockdown, but she’s also been busy — working on an album that she dropped Thursday night.
Tay confirmed the release of Folklore, saying “Most of the things I had planned this summer didn’t end up happening, but there is something I hadn’t planned on that DID happen. And that thing is my 8th studio album, Folklore.”
The 16-song album contains collaborations with some guys Taylor calls her “musical heroes” — Jack Antonoff, Justin Vernon of Bon Iver and Aaron Dessner, the frontman of alt-rockers The National.
A video for “Cardigan” will also arrived Thursday night.

Disney has indefinitely postponed the release of Mulan and pushed back the release of new installments in the Avatar and Star Wars franchises. The Avatar sequel will now debut in 2022 instead of 2021, while the first installment in an untitled Star Wars series has moved from 2022 to 2023. (NBC News)

If you’re feeling nestalgic, Mark-Paul Gosselaar will watch and dissect the first season of Saved by the Bell in a new weekly podcast Zack to the Future. (Variety) Mark-Paul played the main character, Zach Morris.

“Bing Clawsby” – Furry Friends Friday – July 24

Berrien County Animal Control’s featured pet is Bing Clawsby:  Meet Bing Clawsby! He is one. cool. cat. This guy knows all the fine hang out spots (window seat anyone?) and all the snazzy cats to chill with. Someone please put a Stetson hat on this guy– he’s a charmer. Bing spends most of his time lounging (as cats of his stature often do) until the young kittens come out, then the real entertainment begins. We like to describe Bing as our resident kitten wrangler, taking even the most frightened kittens under his paw and teaching them all the smooth, slick tricks in the cat room. Bing is Neutered (don’t remind him) and a healthy 3-4 year old male. Take his neatness home today for a neat, crisp $20.  Please contact Berrien County Animal Control at 269-927-5648 to learn more about this hip cool cat, Bing Clawsby.”... [Read Full Story]

Coffee Talk with Honor Credit Union – Friday, July 24

When did you discover the music that “defines” you? A new study from the University of Westminster and City University of London found that the music you listen to and enjoy between the ages of 10 and 30 typically defines the kind of music you listen to and enjoy for the rest of your life. (The Ladders)

A recent study says one-third of men said they have never done this basic household chore … can you guess what it is? According to a study of men and women in the U.S., Australia, and the UK, 32% of men said they have NEVER changed the bed sheets. And the study found that men in the U.S. were the worst offenders. The study also revealed that 53% of men admitted they have done a chore badly on purpose … you know, so they wouldn’t be asked to do it again. 66% of the women surveyed said they do the majority of — or all – the household chores. (The Ladders)

Well, Baseball did it. They actually started their 2020 season yesterday with a couple of games, albeit there was quite a thunderstorm in the middle of the Nationals-Yankee game. It felt like a weird omen for the rest of the season. Sports fans are hoping the games continue, but one anonymous player isn’t so hopeful, predicting that players will ruin the season by hanging out with female guests with the virus, which could lead to teammates and coaches getting it as well, and once a majority of a team has it, the whole season will likely shut down. In fact, during Tuesday testing, a member of the Washington Nationals received news just hours before the game last night, two days later, that he tested posted. The player spent the days prior to Thursday with teammates.

Coast Music News – Friday, July 24

Mariah Carey just finished writing a new memoir and it seems like Eminem‘s sweating over it.
US Weekly reports that Marshall is worried that Mimi may have slandered him and spilled the tea on their past relationship. While he’s usually thick-skinned and expects the hate to some degree, an unnamed source claims he’s panicked that she’ll say he was bad in bed or a selfish lover, two of his biggest insecurities that she’s apparently well aware of.

I guess this is sort of a music movie. Right? The new Bill & Ted Face the Music film will skip the classic theatrical route and debut on premium VOD and in any cinemas willing to play the threequel on September 1st. Orion Pictures confirmed the move Thursday. Keanu Reeves and Alex Winter are set to reprise their roles as Theodore “Ted” Logan and William “Bill” S. Preston, Esq. The picture was originally set to open in theaters on August 21st.

Happy Headline of the Day from United Federal Credit Union – Thur, July 23

A charity group that sends sneakers to soldiers overseas has seen a surge in donations — especially since COVID-19 hit.
The group, Sneakers for Soldiers, was founded by a military mom back in 2018 to help get sneakers to military personnel in Iraq, Afghanistan and Syria.
And when the pandemic started it became even harder for the soldiers to get sneakers over there.
Luckily, donations increased, which means more shoes are being shipped — and helping even more soldiers.
Each shoe is chosen for each soldier, depending on his or her feet and the conditions in which the soldier is serving.
Then, a label is attached to each pair with a message from the donor.
The sneakers are providing the troops with motivation and moral, as they continue to serve in these difficult times. (ABC News)

The Daily Dish – Thursday, July 23

In her third day on the stand in Johnny Depp‘s libel suit, Amber Heard dropped a few more bombshells.
The actress told a British court that Depp threw about 30 bottles at her “like grenades” during what she called a “three-day hostage situation.” She says they “were in an argument about whether he was going to drink the liquor.”
Amber claimed that Johnny assaulted her more than a dozen times during their relationship, which ended in divorce in 2017.
She also said Depp “ripped my shirt and threw me across the room” during Thanksgiving in 2015, and that he head-butted her the night before she appeared on James Corden’s The Late Late Show in 2015.
Depp is suing The Sun for calling him a “wife-beater” in an old article.

Kim Kardashian West is speaking out about what her husband has been going through. She posted a statement to Instagram Stories acknowledging Kanye West’s recent struggles with mental health.
The short version: She says Yeezy lives with bi-polar disorder, which can be “incredibly complicated and painful to understand.” She says she’s never spoken up before because she wanted to respect her family’s right to privacy. Kim understands that he’s subject to criticism as a public figure but asks for compassion and empathy.
She notes that because he’s not a minor, she is “powerless” to control him. This seemingly confirms his tweeted-and-deleted posts about how she sent two doctors on a plane to try and place a 51-50 hold on him.
She says, “Those who are close with Kanye know his heart and understand his words sometimes do not align with his intentions… Living with bi-polar disorder does not diminish or invalidate his dreams and his creative ideas.”

Congratulations to Demi Lovato, who is engaged to marry actor Max Ehrich.
He proposed Wednesday evening following a romantic dinner. Max got down on one knee at a Malibu beach and popped the question. A friend told People magazine that Max bought the diamond after dating just two months and then waited to pop the question while the ring was being designed. (E! News)

Coffee Talk from Honor Credit Union – Thursday, July 23

If you’re not out doing any winery tours lately, you can still have a little gourmet moment at home with wine and cheese. CheezIt has developed boxed wine and cracker combo packs, and apparently its been going on since before the pandemic. I can’t believe I missed it! This year, it’s a box of rosé alongside CheezIt White Cheddar crackers. The limited-edition wine and cracker combo-pack, which goes on sale today for $29.99, holds a three-liter box of House Wine Rosé and about 20 servings of Cheez-It White Cheddar crackers. You can get your combo-pack at OriginalHouseWine.com. (USA Today)

The Journal Times says the Illinois State Police recently arrested a Des Plaines, Illinois man for driving 100 mph on I-94. An officer chased down Tomasz J. Ruszkowski after he saw him swerve and nearly hit other cars and concrete barriers. Tomaz said he was blind and was driving because God was guiding him and showing him the way. Officers found drugs in Tomaz’s car before charging him with recklessly endangering safety, resisting an officer, disorderly conduct and possession.

And, in case you are a sports fan, today’s a big day. Major League Baseball kicks off tonight at 7 as the World Series Champion Washington Nationals take on the Yankees, and later tonight the Dodgers will take on the rival San Francisco Giants. The Detroit Tigers will play tomorrow. You can bet those games will be allllllll over TV and radio.

Music News – Thursday, July 23

Congratulations to Demi Lovato, who is engaged to marry actor Max Ehrich.
He proposed Wednesday evening following a romantic dinner. Max got down on one knee at a beach in Malibu and popped the question. A friend told People magazine that Max bought the diamond after dating just two months. Then waited to propose while jewelry designer Peter Marco competed the costume engagement ring. (People)
Demi shared an adorable photo at Instagram and wrote “My birth dad always called me his ‘little partner.’ Something that might’ve sounded strange without his southern cowboy-like accent. To me it made perfect sense. And today, that word makes perfect sense. I’m officially going to be someone else’s partner.”
Demi expressed her excitement to “start a family and life” with Max Ehrich. (E! News)

On her 28th birthday, Selena Gomez was the one to deliver gifts. She created one of the largest corporate funds supporting mental health.
She announced that her Rare Beauty brand will earmark $100 million for mental health services. The fund will be financed from one-percent of Rare Beauty sales. This the Rare Impact Fund will target under-served communities.
She wrote at Instagram on Wednesday, “We want to give back to our community and further support people who needed access to mental health services, which have had a profound impact on my life.”
Selena has shared her many diagnoses, which include bi-polar disorder, anxiety, depression and the auto-immune disease Lupus. (The Hollywood Reporter)

Happy Headline of the Day – Wednesday, July 22

Back in 2017, Alex Burkemper graduated from college and moved in with his older brother, Todd, in hopes of paying off student loans and saving up some money.
So, for the past three years, Todd has been collecting rent money from his brother to cover expenses. But instead of spending that money, Todd was saving that money, putting it in a separate account for Alex — without Alex knowing what was going on.
Alex finally found a house of his own to purchase and was ready to move away from Todd. And that’s when Todd shared the big surprise …
There was a big bank account in Alex’s name, with a bunch of cash that could be used for a down payment.
Todd arranged for their parents to be there for the big reveal and mom recorded video of the awesome moment. (Good News Network)

The Daily Dish – Wednesday, July 22

In her second day on the stand, Amber Heard admitted to punching Johnny Depp to stop him from pushing her sister down the stairs.
Amber told the British court that at the time she had remembered a “rumor” he had done the same to Kate Moss. The actress said that this “information” was “fresh in my mind” during the alleged 2015 incident, and she reacted “in a flash” to protect her sibling.
This came during her second day on the stand in her ex-husband’s libel suit against The Sun newspaper over a 2018 article that described him as a “wife beater.”
Amber also claimed that Johnny had punched her “for years,” and “for years I had never even hit him.” She added, “I never so much as landed a blow and I will never forget this incident… It was the first time after all these years (I hit him).”
Johnny denies ever hitting Amber.

Alex Trebek says he plans to keep on hosting Jeopardy as long as his health will allow him, and when he starts taping the show again in a few weeks, the set will have some very noticeable changes.
Social distancing is a top priority on the show, so the new set will allow for more space between the contestants. Trebek told Good Morning America, “We’ve redesigned our set to separate the contestants and myself a little bit more from them. So we’re taking all kinds of precautions. Our testing procedure now is done online.” He adds that he will tape five shows a day, two days a week and without a studio audience. “If it’s too much for me, we can always cut back a little bit, maybe do four a day.”
Trebek, who turns 80 today, released his memoir, The Answer Is…: Reflections on My Life, yesterday.

The Daily Star says Kanye West is hiding out in a bunker at his home in Wyoming. A source tells the newspaper,  “There’s an underground bunker, a panic room originally built for the family to go to in an emergency, stocked up with food. Kanye’s surrounded himself with a small group of people he trusts, and he doesn’t trust Kim or her family.”
A source tells The Sun newspaper that Kim and Kanye are fighting. “Since lockdown they’ve had daily bust-ups over literally everything. Mainly about the kids, their future, and the different directions they’re going in. They’ve barely had a functioning marriage for the last year and Kim has been finding living with him too difficult. He’s very demanding and always obsessed with one of his schemes — she’s exhausted.”

Coffee Talk from Honor Credit Union – Wednesday, July 22

A great-great-grandmother, who helped the World War 2 effort as a Rosie the Riveter, is today helping the fight against coronavirus.
Mae Krier spends her days sewing colorful face coverings. The 94-year-old makes them from the burgundy bandanna made famous in the Rosie the Riveter poster. Rosie flexes her bicep while wearing a polka dot bandanna on her head.
As a teenager, Mae Krier joined the millions of women who took jobs vacated by World War 2 soldiers. She built warplanes in a Boeing factory. Mae Krier recalled, (quote) “The women were every bit as good as the men. Up until 1941, it was a man’s world. They didn’t know how capable American women were. We sure showed them!” (The Washington Post)

Go small … Seems the coronavirus pandemic has inspired many Americans to shop small. According to a new survey, 70% of respondents said they have made it a point to avoid big corporations and support small businesses during the last several months. And 79% said the pandemic has changed their thinking on how important small businesses are to their communities.
43% of respondents said the top way they’ve been supporting their local businesses is by ordering take-out and delivery. And over 50% said they have been tipping their delivery drivers more than they did before. 38% said they’ve been donating money to local businesses. Even though they have been supporting their local small businesses, 74% of those surveyed said they are worried that their favorite local spot may not survive. (SWNS)

A silver-lining to this pandemic: Work attire is relaxing.
Employees working from home embraced their Zoom shirt. They do not want to go back to a stuffy wardrobe. A survey found that just 10 percent of employees want to return to the office wearing what they did before the pandemic.
The style director at Esquire magazine confirmed, (quote) “Dress codes have been gradually relaxing. So much that big banks got rid of suits and ties for most employees.”
The Urban Dictionary defines the Zoom shirt for men and women as “kept on the back of your desk chair to quickly be presentable for video conferences.” Otherwise, they’re working from home in comfy clothes.
During this pandemic, the typical work from home attire has been shorts, no shoes and a Zoom shirt. Bra is optional. (The Guardian)

Coast Music News – Wednesday, July 22

After his wild presidential rally, Kanye West headed to his ranch in Wyoming — where he got a special visit from Dave Chappelle.
In a video of the meet-up, Kanye said, “The world needs a smile. You know, we need some joy.”
Chappelle replied, “Brotherhood is real, love is real.’’
In the caption, Kanye wrote, “THANK YOU DAVE FOR HOPPING ON A JET TO COME SEE ME DOING WELL DAVE YOU ARE A GOD SEND AND A TRUE FRIEND ALL LOVE”
The visit comes as his family reportedly fears that the rapper and presidential candidate is going through a mental breakdown. Kanye gave an emotional speech at a bizarre campaign rally in South Carolina on Sunday.
The next day he tweeted: “Kim was trying to fly to Wyoming with a doctor to lock me up like on the movie Get Out because I cried about saving my daughters life yesterday.”
A source tells Britain’s The Sun that Kanye fled to the couple’s ranch because “he’s very paranoid and is convinced he needs ‘protection’ from Kim and [her mom] Kris — even though they’re only trying to help him.”

Katy Perry recently told Howard Stern that she ended her feud with Taylor Swift in order to set a good example for young women. ”It’s hard for young girls growing up, [with] cliques and high school and pettiness and all that stuff, so now we’re super friendly and I’ve always wanted the best for her and we can talk about the best we want for each other.”

The Daily Dish – Tuesday, July 21

Amber Heard took the stand in the Johnny Depp‘s libel suit on Monday.
The actress told the British court that she was afraid Depp was going to kill her and that he threatened to kill her “many times.”
Depp is suing The Sun for describing him as a “wife beater.” He denies that he was violent toward his ex.
Heard also said Depp often accused her of being unfaithful. She said, “He accused me of having affairs with each of my co-stars, movie after movie: Eddie Redmayne, James Franco, Jim Sturgess, Kevin Costner, Liam Hemsworth, Billy-Bob Thornton, Channing Tatum; even women co-stars like Kelli Garner.”
She claimed that Depp even accused her of cheating on him with Leonardo DiCaprio, whom she had auditioned with for a role, and that he had nicknames for her “male co-stars he considered a sexual threat.” She said, “For example, Leonardo DiCaprio was ‘pumpkin-head,’ [her Magic Mike XXL co-star] Channing Tatum was ‘potato-head’ and Jim ‘Turd’ Sturgess.’”
Depp and Heard were married from 2015 to 2017.

Denzel Washington and Julia Roberts will reunite in the Netflix drama Leave the World BehindVariety says the movie “is a story about two families, strangers to each other, who are forced together on a long weekend gone terribly wrong.” Denzel and Julia last starred together in the 1993 legal thriller The Pelican Brief.

Today show co-host Savannah Guthrie left work a little early this morning to go under the knife for more eye surgery.
Guthrie, who suffered a freak eye injury eight months ago when her young son hit her in the eye with a toy train, previously had surgery to fix a detached retina. She explained this morning that she’s developed a cataract in the eye, which is normal, but it needs to be corrected and it could sideline her for another few days. (People)

Coffee Talk – Tuesday, July 21

Feeling the need to scream? Well, now you can — and you can have that scream released outside … in Iceland. Iceland’s tourism board has launched a new program called “Let It Out.” People around the world are encouraged to release their pent-up anger, frustration and stress into a scream – and then have that scream played on a loudspeaker in the wide open spaces of Iceland. Just go to the Let It Out website to record your scream. (Lifehacker)

New this morning, there’s at least one positive COVID-19 development that we’re hearing about. Researchers from Kansas State University have found that mosquitoes can’t spread COVID-19 to humans.

A jeweler here in Michigan has buried gold and silver and gems worth $1 million around the state — and is encouraging people to go on an epic treasure hunt. Clues can be found at the website JohnnysTreasureQuest.com, but it’s not free. You have to purchase a ticket to participate. Good luck? (WTVT-TV)

A Kansas family praying that their missing dog would return home, finally had their prayers answered when she showed up — at the family’s old house 60 miles away.
Cleo, a four-year-old Labrador, got loose from her family’s home a week earlier prompting calls on Facebook for help in tracking her down. Then, they were shocked when they received a phone call from the family who bought the house they had sold two years ago telling them that Cleo showed up on their front porch. They didn’t know who the dog belonged to, but they had her microchip scanned and discovered she had traveled 60 miles from her family’s new house. The most incredible part of the story is that to get back to the old house, she would’ve had to somehow cross the Missouri River. (KMBC-TV)

Music News – Tuesday, July 21

Katy Perry says that having “child-bearing hips” helped her keep he secret that she was having a child.
Katy Zoomed into Australia’s Kyle and Jackie O Show to talk music and motherhood. When asked if she’d field questions about pregnancy before her official reveal, she told the hosts, “Not many, because I’m very voluptuous.”
She went on to joke about the situation saying, “I think in a pop star’s life, usually the conversation every three months — especially when she’s dating someone — is, ‘Are you pregnant? Pregnant yet? You pregnant now? Now? Is that Taco Bell?’… It’s like, it’s only annoying if you let it be annoying.”

We’re not 100 percent sure that Super Bowl 55 will actually happen, but British gamblers are already laying down bets — on the halftime show!
Legal bookmaker CalvinAyre.com has installed Taylor Swift as a big favorite to headline the big stage. Her odds of +150 mean that you’d get a $50 profit if you bet $100. Other top contenders include Adele, at +300 and Rihanna at +600 — even though RiRi has already turned the gig down once due to the NFL’s blacklisting of activist quarterback Colin Kaepernick.
With any luck, Super Bowl 55 will take place in Tampa, Florida on February 7, 2021.