Fans of “This Is Us” were so horrified after Tuesday’s episode revealed a faulty slow cooker was to blame for a major character’s death that even though a brand name wasn’t mentioned in the episode, Crock-Pot took major heat on Twitter for it. So much heat in fact that Crock-Pot created a Twitter account just to reassure viewers of the show that their products are safe; and encouraged them to DM Crock-Pot with any questions they may have about Crock-Pot’s safety standards.
Last year, Casey Affleck won a Best Actor Oscar for his turn in Manchester by the Sea. And traditionally, last year’s winners in the acting categories present the award to this years winners; however, it has been confirmed by his rep that Casey will not be presenting this year’s Best Actress award and won’t even be attending the ceremony. The #MeToo movement has brought attention back to a sexual harassment lawsuit two women brought against Affleck back in 2010. He denied the allegations and reached an out-of-court settlement with his accusers that prohibits all parties from talking about the case.
In a new interview with InStyle, Oprah shut down rumors she’s considering running for president in 2020. She tells the magazine it’s not something that interests her and that she doesn’t have the DNA for it…? Rumors of an Oprah presidential run reached a fevered pitch after Seth Meyers half-jokingly urged her to run at the Golden Globes earlier this month.
World Wrestling Entertainment chairman Vince McMahon (whose wife is in President Trump’s cabinet by the way) announced yesterday that he plans to relaunch the XFL in 2020. He tried this back in 2001 – an extreme football league – but it failed to gain much interest and ended just after one disastrous season. This time though, there will be less gimmicks on the field and no skimpy cheer leading outfits.
Get your slapping-action ready for summer! A new study suggests that swatting mosquitoes teaches them to avoid a person AND they can identify you as the slapper by scent for several days after the lesson. Mosquitos also learn the same sort of scent-lesson if you use repellent.
And that’s your Fast Five!