#411: Sesame Street Becomes Real, Kelly Clarkson On The Mend & More!

Sesame Street Becomes Real In NYC

  • Sesame Street just became real in NYC--it's at the intersection of West 63rd Street and Broadway.
  • In honor of the show's 50th anniversary, New York City made "Sesame Street" a real intersection in the Big Apple. Permanently.
  • Big Bird, Elmo, Bert, Ernie & others were all on hand for the unveiling of Sesame Street with Mayor Bill de Blasio, who also declared May 1st Sesame Street Day


Kelly Clarkson Fought Through Appendicitis At the BBMAs

  • Kelly Clarkson's a real trouper-- turns out that while she was hosting and performing on the Billboard Music Awards Wednesday, she was suffering pain from acute appendicitis
  • Just hours after the show ended, Kelly went under the knife and had her appendix removed at Cedar Sinai Hospital
  • She confirmed the news of the medical emergency in a tweet on Thursday, writing, (quote) "not gonna lie…I may or may not have broken down in tears after the show from pain."
  • She added, (quote) "BUT thanks 2 all the amazing people @ Cedars-Sinai I flew home directly after the event, nailed the surgery early this morning, & feeling awesome now! Bye bye appendix #TheShowMustGoOn." 


Blake Lively & Ryan Reynolds Expecting 3rd Child

  • The couple revealed the news on the red carpet at the NYC premiere of Ryan’s newest film, Detective Pikachu
  • Blake’s sizeable baby bump was on full display in her snug fitting, yellow dress
  • The couple already have 2 daughters together


Why Did Joe Jonas & Sophie Turner Elope?

  • Hours after the BBMAs, Joe Jonas & Sophie Turner eloped in Vegas—seemed random and definitely a spur of the moment thing, but then again its is Vegas
  • Turns out they eloped so their actual wedding in France is legit
  • According to the U.S. Embassy & Consulates in France, “At least one of the parties to be married must have resided in France for at least 40 days immediately preceding the marriage." (obvi they aren’t planning to reside in France so this was the only real solution)

Chewbacca Actor Peter Mayhew Dead At 74

  • Peter Mayhew, who originated the role of Chewbacca in the "Star Wars" film series has died
  • There is no cause of death noted as yet, but he passed at home with his family
  • The tributes have started pouring in from all over, including from his Star Wars family, George Lucas, Harrison Ford & Mark Hamill



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