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by Mike Draup posted May 3 2016 7:23AM
Gwen Stefani
According to reports, Gwen Stefani may be ready to break up with NBC's The Voice. But it has nothing to do with Blake Shelton.

It started when producers replaced Gwen by bringing back Christina Aguilera. Then they offered to keep Gwen on as a mentor on Team Blake. They also said she'd be considered to replace Christina when she leaves the show forever next season. Did you follow all that?

Here's where the problem got bad - They never even talked to Gwen about replacing Christina, and meanwhile Miley Cyrus announced she was replacing Christina next season.

The rumor is Gwen will quit - We'll see.

-Mike Draup

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by Mike Draup posted May 3 2016 7:14AM
Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling
Apparently this week is the fictional annivesrary of the "Battle of Hogwarts" in the Harry Potter books. As she usually does author J.K. Rowling has taken this opportunity to mourn the death of a character. 

She apologized for killing off Remus Lupin. 
 
I read and enjoyed all the books, but I never had a connection to them where I mourned fictional deaths. No judgement though! Okay, well, a little judgement.

-Mike Draup

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by Mike Draup posted May 3 2016 7:07AM
Alex Rodriguez
Let me clarify - This might be the creepiest thing in baseball history done ON the field. I'm sure much worse has been done in locker rooms, on road trips, etc.

It was raining in Monday night's game, so Yankees star Alex Rodriguez dried off his bat in the creepiest way possible:
 
Go ahead and try and unsee that!

-Mike Draup

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by Mike Draup posted May 3 2016 6:28AM
Justin Verlander and Kate Upton
As I heard this news I sighed as though I had a chance with Kate Upton. Ha!

Model Kate Upton and Detroit Tiger Justin Verlander revealed their engagement Monday. He actually proposed before the MLB season started.

She's only 23, he's 10 years older, plus they're both rich and famous, so the celebrity odds of marriage are against them. They do seem to really love each other though.

-Mike Draup

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by Mike Draup posted May 3 2016 5:57AM
Katy Perry
Full disclosure: I'm not a fashion person. I'm just a person who knows what I like and don't like, so your opinions may be very different. But apparently the Met Gala is where celebrities try to out-weird each other.

Here's Rita Ora looking like a bird of some sort:


Taylor Swift:


I think Solange is dressed as a gift in a gift bag, we just can't see the bag. Doesn't this look like tissue paper sticking out of a gift?


Here's Lady Gaga, but I'm pretty sure she wears this every Monday night:


There was Katy Perry and her bleached eyebrows:


However the coolest dress of the night had to be on Claire Danes. It looked like a princess gown, then it freakin' lit up!
 
 

Celestial grandeur. Illuminating ballgown. Guess who? #metgala #zacposen #glamour

A photo posted by @zacposen on


-Mike Draup

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by Mike Draup posted May 2 2016 9:50AM

Disney purists are not to happy about the #GiveElsaAGirlfriend hashtag, as Disney has never had a gay princess character. But the LGBTQ community is rallying around the idea that Elsa, from the Oscar award winning movie Frozen, needs a love interest too. Supporters of #GiveElsaAGirlfriend believe giving Elsa another princess to love would set a good example of love, acceptance and tolerence. 

Disney is currently making more Frozen movies and Elsa's romantic interests are a much talked about storyline. 

The idea has even inspired some fan art:

 



No word yet on what Disney thinks of #GiveElsaAGirlfriend. 

-Mike Draup

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by Mike Draup posted May 2 2016 9:32AM

Celebrities get asked for pictures all the time. After a while it probably gets tiresome. Comedian Amy Schumer told her fans on Saturday, "I will not take picture[s] with people anymore.” 

She says it all started when a dude in Greenville, South Carolina, ran up to her and shoved a camera in her face and was threatening. She reveals she told him to stop and then he replied, "No it's America and we paid for you!” 
 

Amy goes on to describe the scene, "This was in front of his daughter. I was saying stop and no. Great message to your kid," she writes. 

The guy (Leslie Brewer) says he wasn’t threatening but he did post a video on Instagram captioned with, "Amy schumer just got mad at me and cussed me out lmao!!! Awesome." Amy got some backlash from some other fans for not wanting to take photos anymore. Here's her response:
 


She should thank the fans when possible as well as take photos, but she should never feel threatened. And while America loves her, we do not own her.

-Mike Draup

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by Mike Draup posted May 2 2016 6:30AM
Beyonce
No pressure Beyonce. Her five previous studio albums have all hit #1 on the Billboard 200 Chart, but Lemonade was released a little differently. It was a visual album shown on HBO. And the audio version was only released via the Tidal streaming service at first. So did that prevent her from debuting at #1? Of course not, it's Beyonce!
 
Queen Bey got her 6th #1 album, with 653,000 equivalent album units in its first week. "Equivalent album units" factors in streaming as well.

-Mike Draup

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by Mike Draup posted May 2 2016 6:14AM
People protesting the circus' use of elephants
The elephants in the Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus took their final bow Sunday night after 200 years. This was after years of pressure from animal rights groups.

In 2012 actor Alec Baldwin said, "It is hard for me to believe that anyone would have to be dragged kicking and screaming into show business, but for the elephants with Ringling Brothers, that's exactly what happens."

Their final performance:


-Mike Draup

Photo: USA Today
by Mike Draup posted May 2 2016 6:02AM
President Barack Obama
President Obama made a parody video about retirement starring Michelle Obama, John Boehner, and Snapchat.

Watch to see him try and get his driver's license, do things while Michelle isn't watching, and share a cry with the former Speaker of the House:



-Mike Draup

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