#411: J. Rod Engaged, Jussie Smollett Indicted & More!

 

J. Rod Is Engaged

  • After 2 years of dating, Alex Rodriguez proposed to Jennifer Lopez during their Bahamas vacation & she said yes!
  • Conflicting reports have her massive emerald cut ring weighing in anywhere from 10-15 carets & retailing for around $1 million dollars
  • This is J. Lo's fourth marriage and A. Rod's second

Jussie Smollett Indicted

  • Jussie Smollett was indicted on 16 felony counts of disorderly conduct for allegedly lying to police about being the victim of a racist and homophobic hate crime
  • He has to be in court on Thursday—if convicted, he faces 3 years in prison
  • He and his lawyers are denying all the charges calling it “overkill” by the Chicago PD as means to conceal & distract from the internal investigation of leaking information
  • For the record, cops said that they’re looking for people within the department who may have leaked investigation details to the press before his arrest

 

Weekend Box Office Wrap Up

  • "Captain Marvel" just scored the biggest opening of the year despite the trolls filling Rotten Tomatoes with negative reviews
  • The movie made $153 million for its debut
  • It’s the 7th biggest opening for Marvel’s cinematic universe, and the second-biggest for a new Marvel character in a movie (behind “Black Panther”)

 

Whoopi Goldberg Almost Died From Pneumonia

  • There was speculation a few weeks back that Whoopi was absent from The View because she was secretly preparing to host the Oscars-- well turns out that wasn't true and she was actually battling pneumonia, as her co-host Joy Behar announced
  • Whoopi released a video to Twitter Friday explaining what happened
  • Whoopi says, "I had pneumonia, and I was septic. Pneumonia in both lungs, which meant there's fluid, there was all kinds of stuff going on... Yes, I came very, very close to leaving the Earth. Good news: I didn't."

Francesca

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