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Coffee Talk from Honor Credit Union – Tuesday, July 20

TODAY IS:
  • National Moon Day: Commemorates the day man first walked on the moon. On July 20th, 1969, Americans Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin became the first humans to land on the moon. Armstrong, who took the first step on the lunar surface, famously described the event as “one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.”
  • National Lollipop Day
  • International Chess Day

What do you and family argue about the most? survey found that the average household has 21 disagreements a week, with most arguments over trivial things. According to the survey, these are the Top 10 Most Common Family Arguments:
  1. Someone leaving all the lights on when they aren’t in the room
  2. Someone leaving shoes in the middle of the floor/ in the doorway
  3. Messy bedrooms
  4. Someone not doing their fair share of the chores
  5. Not changing the empty toilet roll when the last of it is used
  6. When the heating/air should come on
  7. Squeezing trash into an already full trash can rather than emptying it first
  8. Leaving dirty laundry on the floor
  9. Someone leaving plates and glasses in their bedroom
  10. Leaving dishes in the sink rather than just washing them

Thinking about selling your home? You may want to change the color of your walls. A new survey from Zillow says buyers would pay almost $5,000 more for a home with a bathroom painted sky blue. Bedrooms in a “moody dark blue” could take in $1,500 more. But stay away from trendy colors. A kitchen painted mint green could shave about $1,800 off the price.

We’re in the thick of summer, so a gas company recently commissioned a study to determine what a “typical” road trip looks like. After consulting 2,000 people, the typical road trip lasts just under four hours . . . covers 150 miles . . . features FOUR people . . . who play TWO travel games . . . and who, on average, hear FOUR cries of “Are we there yet?” Families have on average TWO arguments, which involve things like:  Windows being open or closed . . . who sits where . . . and who ate the snacks. A total of SIX snacks are consumed . . . with the most popular being sandwiches . . . chips . . . and sweet stuff. 41% love listening to the radio, and the typical road trip has about 40 songs.  Some favorites include “Dancing Queen” by ABBA . . . “Livin’ on a Prayer” by Bon Jovi . . . “Happy” by Pharrell . . . and “Mr. Brightside” by The Killers. Pit stops last roughly 17 minutes  . . . and we usually go on EIGHT road trips like these per year.

Music News – Tuesday, July 20

The new lawyer for Britney Spears was back in court on Monday.
Afterward, outside the Los Angeles courthouse, Mathew Rosengart held a brief press conference. He could not provide a timetable for Britney’s freedom but said, (quote) “My firm and I are moving aggressively and expeditiously to file a petition to remove Jamie Spears — unless he resigns first.”
Rosengart thanked the #FreeBritney crowd for their support, which has been “overwhelming from coast to coast and literally throughout the world.”
Proceedings in Monday’s hearing are kept confidential but it was expected to focus on the need for bodyguards to protect Britney’s legal personal guardian, Jodi Montgomery. She asked Jamie Spears to allow the conservatorship to pay for 24-hour security due to death threats. But last week, dad denied that request. (E! News)

Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett will close the book on their musical partnership next month with two final shows at New York’s Radio City Music Hall.
The two Big Apple natives, who started their unlikely friendship with the Grammy-winning 2014 album Cheek to Cheek, will play the historic venue on August 3rd and 5th. The shows, which will feature a big band and orchestra, are likely to be Bennett’s live swan song, since he is 95 years old, and went public with his dementia diagnosis earlier this year.
Don’t expect to see much footage from the shows online: No phones or other devices will be allowed into Radio City, and attendants will collect them at the door, placing them in lobby lockbox stations. (Variety)

What did a year with no live gigs do to the fortunes of pop’s biggest stars?  Well, they definitely took a hit, but for a lucky few, the money kept rolling in thanks to streaming royalties and physical sales of their music.
The queen of all that was Taylor Swift, who returned to the number-one spot on Billboard‘s ranking of the highest-paid musicians of 2020 in the U.S.,  even though her income in 2020 dropped to “only” $23.8 million.  By comparison, the last time she was on the list, in 2018, her income was $99.6 million.
Taylor topped the chart based almost solely on sales of her albums folklore and evermore — physical and digital sales, plus streaming.  Billboard notes that because Taylor owns her masters, she gets 46% of the money they generate, compared with the 33% a top artist usually earns.

The Happy Headline of the Day – Monday, July 19

About a year ago, just before her seventh birthday, eight-year-old Cate Brossia spent four days at a children’s hospital in Toledo, Ohio. She was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes and — thanks to the staff at the hospital — has been able to get the treatment she needs to stay as healthy as possible.
When Cate was in the hospital, the staff also threw her a birthday party with cake and toys.
She hasn’t forgotten that kind gesture and was recently able to give back by donating hundreds of toys, for kids of all ages, including parents, to that hospital.
Cate and her mother, Alicia, collected donations from the community and were able to unload a truck full of these toys at the hospital’s main entrance.
Cate’s doctor pointed out that many children come to the hospital in an emergency and aren’t able to bring things that comfort them.
Thanks to Cate’s generous donation, these kids now have something “fun and friendly” while they are treated. (Toledo Blade)

The Daily Dish – Monday, July 19

Britney Spears blasted her father, her sister and her critics in a profanity-laced Instagram post over the weekend.
Brit said the court-ordered conservatorship, headed by her father Jamie Spears, has “killed my dreams.“ She also attacked people who criticized the dance videos she posts and claimed that she won’t be performing live again. “For those of you who choose to criticize my dancing videos … look I’m not gonna be performing on any stages anytime soon with my dad handling what I wear, say, do, or think!!!! I’ve done that for the past 13 years.”
She also took issue with her sister, Jamie Lynn Spears, and documentaries about her, writing, “I don’t like that my sister showed up at an awards show and performed MY SONGS to remixes!!!!!”
She added, “I didn’t like the way the documentaries bring up humiliating moments from the past.”
She ended the post by telling people that if they don’t like her videos, they should read a book.

Bill Cosby is a free man, but is he also a single man?
Speculation began after his wife of 57 years, Camille, was seen in New York City without her wedding ring.
Camille has stood by her man ever since he was accused of sexual assaulting dozens of women and even greeted her husband when he was released from a Pennsylvania state prison last month. So when her ring finger was bare, eyebrows were raised.
But Cosby’s rep, Andrew Wyatt, tells TMZ the Cosbys are still very much a couple. “I know many people who don’t wear rings and they haven’t worn them in 30 years. It’s hilarious because Mr. & Mrs. Cosby have been happily married for 57 years and counting.”

On the “Office Ladies” podcast, JENNA FISCHER said she played MATT LEBLANC’s wife on the pilot episode of “Man with a Plan”.  But she was recast after the episode went through audience testing.
The audience apparently couldn’t separate Jenna from her Pam character on “The Office”, and they still thought of Matt as Joey on “Friends”.
Jenna said, quote, “They said, this is a literal quote, ‘I don’t believe Pam would marry Joey . . . the chemistry doesn’t work between these two.”
The worst part was she didn’t find out until RIGHT BEFORE she was heading to New York to unveil the show to the public.
Jenna said her rep called her.  Quote, “They said, ‘It’s getting picked up, but without you.’  And I was like, ‘Wow, I guess I’ll unpack my suitcase’.”
Her character was replaced with Liza Snyder and the show ran for four seasons.

Coffee Talk from Honor Credit Union – Monday, July 19

TODAY IS:
  • National Daquiri Day
  • National Get Out of the Doghouse Day

Yet another reason to avoid a public wedding proposal … especially not one at a baseball stadium. A man in the stands at Polar Park for a Worcester Red Sox minor league game was introduced to the crowd as he got down on one knee to propose to his girlfriend. Only problem? She was clearly not ready and ran off. Oof. Naturally, the video was shared on social media, where spectators can be heard saying, “Oh my god.” (Independent)

The idea of a four-day workweek is really popular … On the heels of that research from Iceland showing that employees working a four-day workweek were happier and just as productive, a new YouGov poll found that 67% of Americans said they would prefer a four-day workweek with 10-hour days. Just 21% said they preferred a five-day workweek with 8-hour days. 12% said they didn’t know.

Cheers to this! A study from Iowa State University found that having wine – particularly red wine — and cheese every day can prevent Alzheimer’s. Of course, moderation is key.

Kids seem to have a superpower for finding all the goodies you’ve stashed in the back of the cupboard, so Oreo is helping you take things to the next level.
They’ve just announced a new “Protection Program,” designed to hide Oreo Thins from your family using camouflaged packaging.  They still say “Oreo Thins” on the front, but the sides look different, so you can stack them wherever you’d want to hide them:  The cupboard, the freezer, the closet, or in the car.
The spines make the Oreos look like:  A cookbook . . . a package of frozen vegetables . . . a pack of t-shirts . . . and a car owner’s manual.  For now, they’re only available through an online sweepstakes.  The deadline is Friday.

Music News – Monday, July 19

Britney Spears blasted her father, her sister and her critics in a profanity-laced Instagram post over the weekend.
Brit said the court-ordered conservatorship, headed by her father Jamie Spears, has “killed my dreams.“ She also attacked people who criticized the dance videos she posts and claimed that she won’t be performing live again. “For those of you who choose to criticize my dancing videos … look I’m not gonna be performing on any stages anytime soon with my dad handling what I wear, say, do, or think!!!! I’ve done that for the past 13 years.”
She also took issue with her sister, Jamie Lynn Spears, and documentaries about her, writing, “I don’t like that my sister showed up at an awards show and performed MY SONGS to remixes!!!!!”
She added, “I didn’t like the way the documentaries bring up humiliating moments from the past.”
She ended the post by telling people that if they don’t like her videos, they should read a book.

Newlyweds Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani performed a pop-up show at the Tishomingo location of his venue Ole Red.
The couple is now back in L.A. while Gwen makes a new album and Blake films the new season of The Voice.
Blake goes back on tour next month.

Adele attended Game Five of the NBA Finals in Phoenix on Saturday with Rich Paul, who manages LeBron James and numerous other basketball stars. Some say that the two are an item.
Those would include ESPN announcer Brian Windhorst, who called Paul Adele’s “boyfriend” in his post-game podcast, and the website of the British tabloid The Daily Mail, whose lengthy photo spread included nothing that would stand up as evidence of a physical relationship between the two, but certainly shows that they sat next to each other.
In other Adele news, The Daily Mail also reports that she’s purchased a third house in Hidden Hills, California abutting the two she already had there, which makes her compound quite a bit bigger than those owned by such neighbors as Penelope Cruz and Javier BardemMila Kunis and Ashton KutcherJennifer Lawrence and Zoe Saldana.

The Happy Headline of the Day – Friday, July 16

A little boy cooped up in isolation after cancer treatment found a way to make friends – with Post-It notes.
Five-year-old Meyer Mixdorf was recovering from a stem cell transplant in a hospital in Kansas City, and to cheer him up, his mom, Liz, made a smiley face on his window using sticky notes. The next morning, there was another smiley face in a window across the street.
The back-and-forth continued with more and more elaborate designs, like Mario characters and Angry Birds. It turns out that Meyer’s new friend was Johnna Schindlbeck, an employee at a different medical center. Eventually the Mixdorfs, Johnna and some of her co-workers began watching out for each other and waving when they were creating new Post-It artwork. And once Meyer was healthy enough to go outside, the Mixdorfs headed right across the street to meet his new friends.
Liz says when they got to Johnna’s floor, “everybody started crying.” But the best news — Meyer’s latest scan shows no sign of cancer, and he’s headed home soon. (Good Morning America)

The Daily Dish – Friday, July 16

ASHTON KUTCHER would have been going on Virgin Galactic’s next mission to space.  But MILA KUNIS stepped in with some reasonable, but downer advice.
Ashton said quote, “When I got married and had kids, my wife basically encouraged that it was not a smart family decision to be heading into space when we have young children.”  The kids are four and six years old.
So, he ended up selling his ticket back to Virgin Galactic.
But Ashton did say at some point he WILL be going to space . . . I’d guess probably when the kids are older.

If you ever wanted Shaquille O’Neal or Melissa McCarthy to tell you the weather, you’re in for a treat. Amazon has added the two stars to its Alexa digital assistant. Starting Thursday, you can have Alexa speak in the voices of Shaq or Melissa, instead of Alexa’s default female voice.
According to Variety, you’ll be able to ask “Shaq or McCarthy to tell them the weather, play songs, tell jokes, read poems or stories, and more (like asking Shaq to rap or soliciting a funny story from McCarthy).”
In a statement, McCarthy said, “That’s right folks, get ready for the vocal stylings of this nasal Midwestern gal! I am so excited to join the Alexa family. It’s been such a fun experience working on this project. I hope you all enjoy all my dad jokes! Fun fact — if you hear a slide whistle, it’s my personal one that I brought with me to the recording studio!”
O’Neal and McCarthy join such Alexa celeb voices as Samuel L. Jackson, Baby Groot and Gordon Ramsay.

Antonio Banderas has joined the cast of Indiana Jones 5.
The actor will star alongside Harrison Ford, who returns as the whip-cracking hero, along with Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Mads Mikkelsen and Boyd Holbrook.
No word on who Antonio will play.
Production has been delayed as Harrison recovers from an on-set injury.
Indiana Jones 5 is still set to hit theaters on July 29th, 2022.

Furry Friends Friday with Bon Bon from Animal Aid of Southwestern Michigan – July 16

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Coffee Talk from Honor Credit Union – Friday, July 16

TODAY IS:
  • Guinea Pig Appreciation Day
  • World Snake Day
  • Fresh Spinach Day

It’s the age-old debate … can single straight men and women just be really good friends? Well, here’s more proof that the answer is … not often. A study from the University of Victoria in Canada found that 68% of romantic relationships begin as friendships. And for people in their 20s, that number jumps to 85%
And the study found that the same holds true for those LGBTQ+ community, with 85% of romantic relationships starting off as friendships.

In a big point of Pride for the US, the U.S. Olympic team is sending 613 athletes to Tokyo this month, which is its second-largest team ever. The largest team, with 648 athletes, was in 1996 when the U.S. hosted the Games in Atlanta. And among those hoping to go home with medals this year are 329 women — more than any nation in Olympic history. It’s also actually the third time that Team USA had more women than men. (NBC Sports)

What would you do for a two-week vacation? If you’re the average American, the answer is almost anything. A new survey by Crystal Head Vodka found that these are just a few of the things Americans would do for two weeks completely away from work:
  • Work on every weekend for a year
  • Give up celebrating holidays for a year
  • Take a 10% cut in pay
  • Give up their favorite food
  • Cancel Netflix/streaming service forever
  • Give up social media for a year

Speaking of getting away  … really far away … A YouGov poll found that 25% of Americans surveyed said they would like to live in a colony on Mars for the rest of their lives.

Music News – Friday, July 16

Celine Dion is pushing back the remaining North American dates on her Courage World Tour.
The shows, which had previously been rescheduled to August and September of this year, will now be postponed to March and April of 2022 due to continued COVID-19 concerns.
“I know how frustrating it is for my fans, with all the postponements that have taken place these past 18 months,” Celine says in a statement. “My team and I are still concerned about everyone’s safety this summer even though the situation has dramatically improved.”
“We all feel 100% comfortable that things will be very safe next spring, and I want my fans to feel the same way, without any worries,” she adds. “I hope everyone understands.”
The rescheduled dates kick off March 9 in Denver, CO, and wrap April 22 in Washington, D.C.
Tickets purchased for the original 2020 and 2021 tour dates will be honored for the rescheduled 2022 dates.

Ed Sheeran has sold over 150 million records and sold out stadiums around the world, but he says the people who’ve known him the longest associate him with something less lofty — stinky feet.
Ed tells the Aussie radio show Smallzy’s Surgery ,”Looking back at when I wrote it versus where I am now — I had two pairs of socks. I literally never washed my socks and just changed socks. I mean, if you’ve met anyone that knew me back then, the one thing that everyone could agree on is my feet stank.”
Either Ed has changed his ways, or his wife Cherry Seaborn has a lousy sense of smell.

The Happy Headline of the Day – Thursday, July 15

Following in his father’s footsteps, 17-year-old Jacob Zimmerman of Martinsburg, West Virginia, stuck with Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts as a boy — and is working toward becoming an Eagle Scout.
Part of this scouting journey involves completing a project that benefits the community in some way.
Jacob decided to organize a food drive — and that food drive was a huge success.
With the cooperation of others in the community, Jacob was able to collect nearly 3000 pounds of food and donate it to a local food pantry that helps those who are dealing with food insecurity.
A manager at the food pantry was thrilled to receive the huge donation, which filled the shelves.
And as excited as Jacob is to complete the process and officially be an Eagle Scout, he was also excited about the support he received from neighbors and companies alike who generously helped him achieve his goal — as well as help those in need. (The Journal)

The Daily Dish – Thursday, July 15

A hearing could not have gone much better for Britney Spears. The judge accepted the resignation of her court-appointed attorney. Then granted permission for Britney to select a new lawyer without undergoing a mental evaluation.
Wednesday afternoon, she read from a written statement through her tears. (quote) “The conservator’s goal was to make me feel crazy. I’m not crazy and that was not OK.”
Attorney Mathew Rosengart has a bulldog reputation. His role will be to fulfill Britney’s demands: Oust her father Jamie Spears and ultimately terminate a conservatorship that has constrained her for 13 years.
Britney told the court that Jamie Spears ought to be charged with “conservatorship abuse because he broke down the door and shook my son. Investigate him. I’m here to get rid of my dad.”
Mathew Rosengart requested that Jamie Spears immediately resign as conservator. His lawyer declined. Britney’s dad remains solely in control of her estate valued at $60 million. Rosengart pledged to submit paperwork this month to remove Jamie Spears. (New York Time)
By the end of the day, Britney tweeted a video of her mood, right now — doing cartwheels in the park. She wrote to her social media followers, (quote) “I feel GRATITUDE and BLESSED!!! Thank you to my fans who are supporting me … God bless you all!!!!! #FreeBritney”

Joe Exotic could be out of prison sooner than expected after the Tiger King star’s 22-year sentence was vacated.
Though Joe’s conviction was upheld, according to TMZ, a federal appeals judge has determined the U.S. District Court for the Western District in Oklahoma City made a technical error by not grouping the two murder-for-hire convictions at his sentencing. Now he’ll be re-sentenced, and most likely get a shorter stint. Still, he’s looking at between 17 and 21 years.
But Joe’s confident he’ll eventually be proven innocent. His lawyer, Brandon Sample, tells TMZ, “I am optimistic that the decision today is but one of many more victories to come for Joe—and his eventual freedom.”

Jussie Smollett was back in court Wednesday in his renewed hate crime hoax case.
The former Empire star maintained his innocence, denying he faked the the attack near his Chicago apartment in January 2019. He reportedly called the proceedings a “dog and pony show.”
The hearing was to determine whether one of Jussie’s attorneys, Nenye Uche, has a conflict of interest representing him in the case.
This is the second time Jussie has been indicted on charges of lying to police about the supposed hate crime. The charges were issued from the special prosecutor who was appointed after Cook County prosecutors dropped the original charges in March 2019.

Coffee Talk from Honor Credit Union – Thursday, July 15

TODAY IS:
  • National Give Something Away Day: A good day to give to someone who could use it – whether it’s money, something you don’t use or need anymore, or just your time.
  • National Tapioca Pudding Day

This is very cool … Candace Parker of the WNBA’s Chicago Star has made history by being the first WNBA athlete to be featured on the cover of an NBA 2K video game.
“Representation matters, so this is a special moment of progress for the sport and the series,” Parker said. “To be part of this historic cover is a testament to the growth and rising popularity of the women’s game, and I’m proud to be the first female cover athlete to be the face of NBA 2K.” (Insider)

What emoji do you use the most when texting? If you use the “laugh-cry” one, you are definitely not alone. According to researchers from USC, the laugh-cry emoji is the most popular emoji in the world — though Millennials and Gen Z say the laugh-cry is no longer cool.

Taco ’bout a dream job … McCormick, the spice and seasoning company, has a unique opportunity for one lucky taco lover. They’re looking to hire a Director of Taco Relations who will be responsible for staying on top of taco trends, talking with chefs, developing content for McCormick’s social media channels, working with the McCormick Kitchens team, traveling around the country, and, of course, eating lots of tacos. The temp job is only four months, but it comes with a sweet $25,000 per month paycheck. Interested applicants, 21 and over, have until July 20th to submit a creative video to McCormick.com/DirectorofTacoRelations.

We all have the best intentions when it comes to working out … we also have plenty of excuses for why we can’t. According to a new survey, some of the biggest excuses for not working out include: being too tired, not having enough time during the day, you worked too late, you’re hungry, the weather is bad (too cold, too hot, raining), there’s something you want to watch on TV, and not wanting to workout in front of people. While all of those excuses could be valid for reasons to avoid sweating today, the health benefits should obviously outweigh them if you replace those negative thoughts and think about the people that love you most and want you around more often.

Music News – Thursday, July 15

A hearing could not have gone much better for Britney Spears. The judge accepted the resignation of her court-appointed attorney. Then granted permission for Britney to select a new lawyer without undergoing a mental evaluation.
Wednesday afternoon, she read from a written statement through her tears. (quote) “The conservator’s goal was to make me feel crazy. I’m not crazy and that was not OK.”
Attorney Mathew Rosengart has a bulldog reputation. His role will be to fulfill Britney’s demands: Oust her father Jamie Spears and ultimately terminate a conservatorship that has constrained her for 13 years.
Britney told the court that Jamie Spears ought to be charged with “conservatorship abuse because he broke down the door and shook my son. Investigate him. I’m here to get rid of my dad.”
Mathew Rosengart requested that Jamie Spears immediately resign as conservator. His lawyer declined. Britney’s dad remains solely in control of her estate valued at $60 million. Rosengart pledged to submit paperwork this month to remove Jamie Spears. (New York Time)
By the end of the day, Britney tweeted a video of her mood, right now — doing cartwheels in the park. She wrote to her social media followers, (quote) “I feel GRATITUDE and BLESSED!!! Thank you to my fans who are supporting me … God bless you all!!!!! #FreeBritney”

While a lot of the U.K. is coming out of the most recent pandemic lockdown, Ed Sheeran is going back in — because of a “close contact” with COVID.
The “Bad Habits” singer is reportedly “self-isolating” after getting a warning that he’d been in contact with someone potentially infected with the illness. A source close to Ed tells Britain’s Sun, “It’s a bit of a nightmare for Ed, but what can you do? He’s obviously followed the rules and headed straight home when he was told to. He has taken several tests which came back negative, but that doesn’t make a difference, so he’s just getting on with whatever he can do from home.”
Though it’s not clear when or where the contact took place, Ed did sit in Wembley’s Royal Box during a recent soccer match between England and Germany — right next to Kate Middleton, who also self-isolated two weeks ago.

The Happy Headline of the Day – Wednesday, July 14

Over the Fourth of July weekend, two-time Olympic gymnast Aly Raisman lost her dog, Mylo. It seems Mylo was spooked by fireworks and took off.
Aly posted messages on social media and asked people in her neighborhood to be on the lookout for Mylo.
It worked.
After about a week of running around, two people found Mylo and were able to coax him to safety — and get him home.
Aly called the rescuers “heroes” and — of course — was thrilled to be reunited with her beloved dog, which Aly describes as her “everything.” (ESPN)

The Daily Dish – Wednesday, July 14

Tuesday must have been a roller-coaster of emotions for Ted Lasso actor Jason Sudeikis. The Apple+ series earned 20 Emmy Award nominations, which is the most ever for a first-year comedy. (Deadline)
Sudeikis also address yesterday his failed engagement to Olivia Wilde, who has dated pop star Harry Styles throughout the year. They met while she directed Harry in the upcoming movie Don’t Worry Darling.
Sudeikis told GQ magazine how he’s clueless about what caused the split. (quote) “I’ll have a better understanding of why in a year and an even better one in two, and an even greater one in five.”
Olivia and Jason share two children. They continue to co-parent as both work in the States and in England. He seemed philosophical talking about the emotional pain when Olivia left him, (quote) “It’ll go from being, a book of my life to becoming a chapter to a paragraph to a line to a word to a doodle.”

The teenage star of Stranger Things, Millie Bobby Brown, responded to allegations that a former boyfriend “groomed” her for kinky sex acts. Her rep called those social media comments, (quote) “Not only dishonest, but also are irresponsible, offensive and hateful.”
On Monday, 21-year-old Hunter Echo (real name Hunter Ecimovic) crudely claimed on Instagram Live how he dated Millie when she was just 16 years old. He described in lewd details their bedroom passions. Supposedly, her parents approved because Hunter lived “in her home for eight months.”
That’s highly dubious. Now, Millie Bobby Brown’s team threatened Hunter Echo with a lawsuit if he won’t stop talking. For the time being, he’s deactivated his Instagram account. (E! News)

The nominations for the 73rd annual Emmy Awards are in!
The Crown and The Mandalorian each received 24 nominations, followed by WandaVision with 23, The Handmaid’s Tale with 21, and Ted Lasso with 20. Other big nominees include Lovecraft CountryThe Queen’s Gambit, and Mare of Easttown.
As far as platforms go, HBO/HBO Max leads with 130 nominations, followed by Netflix with 129, Disney+ with 71 and NBC with 46.
Mj Rodriguez is the first trans actor to be nominated for a lead role in a drama.
 Cedric the Entertainer will host the live show September 19th on CBS.

The Coast Social Network with Berrien Community Foundation – Wednesday, July 13

Zack speaks with Susan Matheny from Berrien Community Foundation and Lyndon Azcuna from LifePlan about the For Good Grants programs at Berrien Community Foundation, and how LifePlan is using their grant to do outreach in local housing communities in Niles. Find out more about For Good Grants at berriencommunity.org.... [Read Full Story]

Coffee Talk from Honor Credit Union – Wednesday, July 14

TODAY IS:
  • Shark Awareness Day
  • Mac ‘n’ Cheese Day
In honor of Mac ‘n’ Cheese Day, Kraft has teamed up with Brooklyn-based Van Leeuwen Ice Cream for limited-edition Macaroni & Cheese Ice Cream. And, yes, it apparently tasted like mac ‘n’ cheese. If you’re visiting NYC, L.A., or Houston, you can grab a scoop at all Van Leeuwen ice cream stores. If not, you can get it online at vanleeuwenicecream.com for $12 per pint. (Delish)

Need the right wine for your next Hallmark movie marathon? Hallmark has you covered. The Hallmark Channel already has their own wine, but now they’re launching their own wine club. The wine – with names like “Autumn Dreams” and “Snow Kissed” — will be shipped four times a year, and, of course, are meant to be paired with the movies of the season. (Food & Wine)

A hospital in Ohio has apologized for giving a patient the wrong kidney. It was actually supposed to go to someone else. Luckily, the patient who got it just happened to be a match, so it worked out alright for them. The other patient is still waiting. Two employees at Cleveland University Hospitals are now on an unplanned vacation.

Kids go through periods where they want to skip the expensive clothing stores for the local thrift store.  And now they’re SKIPPING THE MIDDLE MAN. According to a new survey, more kids are raiding their parents’ closets for clothes lately. Three in four kids between the ages of 5 and 18 say they think their parent’s sense of style as a teenager was actually “cool.” And nearly 60% of kids admit to stealing one of their parents’ old outfits to wear to school.
This might not come as a surprise to you.  Four in five parents say they often see their kids wearing an outfit to school that’s similar to one they would have worn when THEY were in school.

Music News – Wednesday, July 14

Britney Spears has accused her dad of emotional abuse while controlling her affairs — and now it looks like financial abuse might be in the mix, too.
Jodi Montgomery, Brit’s “other” conservator, has filed court papers alleging that Jamie Spears used $2 million of the superstar’s cash to pay for his own legal battles — mostly to fight his daughter’s effort to fire him. In her filing, Montgomery says, “It is ironic that Mr. Spears now wants the conservatorship to ‘reflect her wishes,’ since it is no secret that Ms. Spears has wished her father out of her life for years.”
Montgomery also filed a petition for a temporary guardian to help Britney pick her own attorney, because she cannot legally enter into any contract on her own due to the conservatorship. (Billboard)

Britney may have a new lawyer by the end of the day. (New York Post)
A Los Angeles judge scheduled another hearing for today about the singer’s controversial conservatorship. Among the issues that must be resolved is if Britney gets new representation and whether she’s permitted to select them.
Attorney Mathew Rosengart agreed to fight for Britney’s freedom. He will appear in court. However, under the rules of the conservatorship, Britney cannot make decision about who to visit and when to shop – much less legal arrangements. (TMZ)
Judge Brenda Penny may allow a clever legal maneuver to benefit Britney. Her temporary conservator proposed that the judge names mother Lynne Spears as her guardian, who then selects Rosengart on behalf of Britney.  Jodi Montgomery’s proposal by-passes an evaluation, which is required to determine Britney’s mental capacity and something she never wants to endure again. (The Hollywood Reporter)

Camila Cabello‘s heart is really in Havana right now — as she watches her homeland torn apart by protests.
In a tweet that ended with a photo of the Cuban flag and an #SOSCuba hashtag, Camila made it clear she was on the protesters’ side, writing, “Hey guys, there is a major crisis right now in Cuba and we need your help to spread awareness. Deaths from COVID are rising rapidly and because of the lack of medicine, resources, basic necessities and even food, many people are dying.”
Camila was born in Cuba and moved to the U.S. with her family when she was six years old.

The Happy Headline of the Day – Tuesday, July 13

A Labrador retriever in England has adopted a litter of orphaned kittens.
The two-week-old kittens were found on the side of the road with no mother in sight. They were rushed to the Battersea shelter and given an exam. The kittens were found to be in good health but, of course, they were orphaned and needed special care.
That’s where the Labrador retriever — Bertie — stepped in.
Bertie’s mom and Battersea head nurse Rachel volunteered to take the kittens home and look after them until they were ready for adoption.
Bertie was there around the clock for the seven kittens, helping them become confident and sociable.
Thanks to his “incredibly patient and nurturing” care, the kittens grew up to be independent — and were able to move back to the Battersea shelter, where they were adopted by loving families.
And now, Bertie is enjoying some well-earned peace and quiet. (People)

The Daily Dish – Tuesday, July 13

It sounds like the plot of an Eddie Murphy – Martin Lawrence movie, but it’s happening in real life. Eddie’s son Eric is dating Martin’s daughter Jasmin.
She broke the news in an Instagram post celebrating Eric’s 32nd birthday over the weekend. Jasmin, 25, writes, “Happy birthday, my love! I’m so incredibly blessed to know you, to love you, and to have you by my side.”
Eric is the oldest of Eddie’s 10 children, and Jasmin is the oldest child of Martin’s three children.
Murphy and Lawrence appeared in two movies together — 1992’s Boomerang and 1999’s Life.

An arrest warrant was issued for Kyle Massey on Monday after the former Disney star skipped the arraignment in his immoral communication with a minor case.
This is actually the second time he’s missed his arraignment. He skipped it in late June, so it was re-scheduled for Monday.
Kyle, best known for the Disney shows That’s So Raven and Cory in the House, was charged with a count of communication with a minor for immoral purposes. Prosecutors allege Kyle sent pornographic material to a 13-year-old girl.

Former Nickelodeon star Drake Bell has been sentenced to two years probation and 200 hours of community service after pleading guilty to a charge of attempted child endangerment and a charge of disseminating matter harmful to juveniles.
The charges against the Drake & Josh star stemmed from an online chat with a 15-year-old minor in 2017 that was allegedly “sexual in nature.”

Paris Hilton has landed her own Netflix show. According to VarietyCooking With Paris “will feature the hotel heiress and business mogul learning her way around the kitchen with the help of her famous friends.” It premieres on August 4th.