TUESDAY, JULY 5, 2022

LINDSAY LOHAN and her fiancé Bader Shammas are married.  Bader works in finance, and they’ve been together for more than three years.

To no one’s surprise, JOEY CHESTNUT won the Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest AGAIN yesterday.  But this time the competition didn’t just come from the other eaters. A protester from the animal rights group Direct Action Everywhere got a little too close, and Joey put him down pretty hard. Joey won his 15th title in the last 16 years, but he “only” downed 63 wieners.  That’s way off his record of 76, but he was still 20 dogs ahead of his closest competitor.

The first part of “Stranger Things” Season 4 had 7.2 billion minutes of viewing time in one week, making it the highest weekly total for any streaming show.  They also have the highest two-week total with 12.34 billion minutes.

A “Sesame Street” blooper clip from 1994 is going viral.  It shows JULIA LOUIS-DREYFUS accidentally saying the S-word in front of Elmo, prompting him to ask for $5 for the swear jar.

CHRIS LANE posted surveillance video of himself running out the back door to rescue his dogs from being sprayed by a skunk. When the video starts you see Chris’s wife Lauren Bushnell sitting in a chair near a sliding glass door . . . and then the couple’s two dogs go flying by in pursuit of the skunk, which is somewhere in the back yard. Chris is hot on their heels trying to make sure they don’t get hit by the nasty spray.  You can hear him trying to corral the dogs away from it.  That’s a smart move because skunks can be dangerous. In fact, Lauren Alaina wrote in the comments that she lives a mile away, and she had a similar experience.  Quote, “A skunk sprayed my dogs three weeks ago.  My house just stopped smelling like it.  Worst experience ever. 

Last week we had a story about a guy in New Hampshire who got arrested while wearing a shirt with MORGAN WALLEN’s mugshot on it.  The news got back to Morgan and he wrote on his Instagram Stories.  “We’ve all been there bub.  Wish I saw this sooner.  I woulda bailed him out.” 

TAYLOR KERR, of Maddie & Tae, has a brother who may end up more famous than her.  He’s an actor MASON is in this season’s “Stranger Things”.  He plays the basketball jock named Jason Carver.

LUKE COMBS’ wife Nicole Hocking posted an update on their son Tex, who was born on Father’s Day.  “It’s crazy how quick your priorities change once you have a child.  The animals have adjusted, besides the fact that they want all his toys.  It’s been a whirlwind, but we’re surviving, and baby Tex is thriving.” 

REBA MCENTIRE will play a “traveling circuit judge” in a new Lifetime movie called, “The Hammer”.  It also stars her actor-boyfriend, REX LINN and her “Reba” co-star MELISSA PETERMAN.  No word when it’ll debut.

President Joe Biden will present the nation’s highest civilian honor, the Presidential Medal of Freedom, to 17 people, including actor Denzel Washington, gymnast Simone Biles and the late John McCain.  Biden will also recognize Sandra Lindsay, the New York City nurse who rolled up her sleeve on live television in December 2020 to receive the first COVID-19 vaccine dose that was pumped into an arm in the United States.  There are 13 others that include:

— Gabrielle Giffords. A former U.S. House member from Arizona, the Democrat founded Giffords, an organization dedicated to ending gun violence. She was shot in the head in January 2011 during a constituent event in Tucson and was gravely wounded.— Fred Gray. Gray was one of the first Black members of the Alabama Legislature after Reconstruction. He was a prominent civil rights attorney who represented Rosa Parks, the NAACP and Martin Luther King Jr.

— Steve Jobs. Jobs was the co-founder, chief executive and chair of Apple Inc. He died in 2011.

— Megan Rapinoe. The Olympic gold medalist and two-time Women’s World Cup soccer champion captains the OL Reign in the National Women’s Soccer League. She is a prominent advocate for gender pay equality, racial justice and LGBTQI+ rights who has appeared at Biden’s White House.

CLINT EASTWOOD won $2 million from a CBD company that was using his name and likeness to advertise. 

QUENTIN TARANTINO and his wife Daniella welcomed their second child. 

GUNS N’ ROSES brought CARRIE UNDERWOOD onstage during two shows in the U.K. this weekend, for “Sweet Child O’ Mine” and “Paradise City”.

BRET MICHAELS hit the stage again Saturday night, after being hospitalized due to a bad reaction to medication last week.

A giant billboard featuring Paul McCartney has been put up in Seattle, the home of Starbucks, with him asking the coffee co to “end the plant milk surcharge” – paid for by PETA

Already have confirmation there will be a 3rd season of “Only Murders in the Building” (and Selena Gomez says she’s been in the studio lately, working on a new album)

Megan Rapinoe – US Soccer Gold Medalist is 37

Dave Haywood from Lady A is 40.

Marc Cohn is 63.

Huey Lewis is 72

President Nixon’s daughter, Julie Nixon Eisenhower is 74 (married to David Eisenhower – Pres Eisenhower)

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