Wow. Already 1 million visitors since July 8th. 708 employees. Second hotel on the drawing board. And they want to add a huge Zip line over the river. Maybe they will take over Mud Island and make it happen.
PS: they have sold 12 tons of fudge.
It's divorce central on the Dish today! First, Reba McEntire and her husband are calling it quits after 26 years of marriage. Reba and Narvel Blackstock, who's also been her manager for 35 years, have been apart for several months now. They seemed to end on good terms though, because they're going to keep working together. There might be something in the air over there. Narvel Blackstock's management company also represents Blake Shelton. #Justsayin
Divorce number two this morning goes to Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale. Gwen Stefani filed for divorce from her husband of 13 years. The couple said in a statement, "While the two of us have come to the mutual decision that we will no longer be partners in marriage, we remain partners in parenthood and are committed to jointly raising our three sons in a happy and healthy environment." Gwen Stefani cited irreconcilable differences as the reason for the divorce.
Will Smith is addressing what he calls the "foolishness." There's a bunch of stories out there saying that he and his wife Jada Piinkett Smith are getting a divorce. So he posted on Facebook, "I don't usually respond to foolishness," explaining that because once you do so it becomes contagious. However he decided to this time because he wanted to clear the air. He said, "In the interest of redundant, repetitious, over & over again-ness ... Jada and I are NOT GETTING A DIVORCE! I promise you all - if I ever decide to divorce my Queen - I SWEAR I'll tell you myself! "#Dumb People Should Have to Wear Scarlet D's." Jada Pinkett Smith then tweeted in response, "My king has spoken." You know, it's that royalty kind of love.
Just a week after announcing their pregnancy news, Ice-T and Coco have revealed that they're having a baby girl! The best part is her name, which they also shared. Ice-T and Coco shared the news on the premiere episode of their new daytime talk show. The baby girl's name is Chanel. The baby will be Ice-T's third child. Hey, better than naming the kid lemonade or hot chocolate. Or something like that.
I must have missed this. Apparently in 2007 when Eminem overdosed on pills, he weighed close to 230 pounds. But want to know how he lost all the weight? Eminem got healthy by replacing "addiction with exercise." He took up running to get in shape, saying, " I became a… hamster. Seventeen miles a day on a treadmill. I would get up in the morning, and before I went to the studio, I would run eight and a half miles in about an hour. Then I'd come home and run another eight and a half. I started getting OCD about the calories, making sure I burned 2,000 every day. In the end I got down to about 149 lbs." Talk about inspirational! He ran to the point where he started to get injured. All the constant pounding from the running started to tear up his hip flexors. That's when he finally slowed it down a bit and tried new exercises.
If it's not broken, don't fix it right? Britney Spears' conservatorship may go on forever because it's working out so well. Britney Spears has been under conservatorship since 2008 after her meltdown when she had to be placed on a psychiatrist hold. Her father Jamie Spears has been her conservator since the beginning. Supposedly everyone is so satisfied with how things are going, there seems to be no reason to have the conservatorship end. Britney Spears has been nothing but a great mom and seems very healthy lately. If it works, keep doing it!
Bobbi Kristina Brown's family buried her next to her mother yesterday, and sadly another family gathering means more drama. After Bobbi Kristina's aunt, Leolah Brown, was kicked out from Saturday's funeral after lashing out, apparently someone took a picture of Bobbi Kristina Brown laying in her casket during Friday's viewing. The worst part, it has now been sold to a media outlet for six figures. I really hope they don't release the picture but we know that they will.
There's a new nutrition drink out there called Soylent 2.0.
It's an all-in-one meal replacement drink that's being touted as the future of nutrition.
Here's a quote from their blog: "Soylent 2.0 is designed from the ground-up to provide the vitamins, minerals, fats, carbohydrates, and protein that the body needs - all in a convenient, ready-to-drink package."
One of the main ingredients is algae, which the inventors say represents a sustainable food source.
They posted this video to their blog - I'm not 100% sure how it's selling Soylent 2.0, except for the package of it at the end...
But here's the question I have: did no one on the marketing team ever hear of a 1973 sci-fi pic starring Charlton Heston called Soylent Green?
It centered around a world where a food product called Soylent Green was in abundance and keeping the world alive.
The only problem... Well, don't let me spoil it for you. Watch Charlton Heston from the end of the film...
So maybe knowing that, the Soylent 2.0 marketing team could go back to the drawing board for a name?
Yesterday, Amy Schumer put her funny side aside for a little bit, and joined with her cousin, New York Senator Chuck Schumer, in a call for stronger gun control.
This in the wake of the horrible shooting in Louisiana at a screening of her new movie, Trainwreck.
Together, they announced Senator Schumer's new bill that would reward states "that submit records on felons, spousal abusers and the mentally ill to the federal background check system." That according to NBC News.
It's not a topic on which you'd expect a comedian to take a strong stand.
Gwen Stefani and her hubby Gavin Rossdale are calling it quits after 13 years of marriage.
They stopped short of making a Gwyneth Paltrow "conscious uncoupling" statement, but here's what they did have to say to US Weekly.
"While the two of us have come to the mutual decision that we will no longer be partners in marriage, we remain partners in parenthood and are committed to jointly raising our three sons in a happy and healthy environment. To that end, we respectfully request privacy from the media during this time."
TMZ's got the story.
And I can't help but wonder how long that "respectful privacy" will last...