Jojo Siwa ditches her ponytail; Wendy Williams takes a break to deal with Graves' disease; and more juicy buzz.
1. Megan Fox & Brian Austin Green Confirm Split After Machine Gun Kelly Rumors
From Refinery 29: Green confirmed on his podcast on Monday that their 10-year marriage is coming to an end. This confirmation comes after Green posted an Instagram caption that seemed to vaguely refer to their possible situation after Fox was spotted out with...Machine Gun Kelly.
2. Krispy Kreme Offering Free 'Graduate Dozen' To Those In Caps And Gowns
From Mlive.com: Any high school or college senior who visits a Krispy Kreme shop on Tuesday, May 19 dressed in their graduation cap and gown or "Class of 2020" shirt, letterman jacket or other swag can get a free dozen.
3. Ravi Zacharias, Christian Evangelist, Dies At 74
From CNN: Ravi Zacharias, who spent his life defending Christianity through books and lectures, has died. He was 74. Zacharias had been battling sarcoma and died at his home in Atlanta on Tuesday, Zacharias International Ministries said.
4. Jojo Siwa Lets Her Hair Down On Tiktok
From Page Six: JoJo Siwa ditched her signature hairstyle and sparkly bow while participating in TikTok's viral "Wipe It Down" challenge on Monday night, the eve of her 17th birthday. While the "Dance Moms" star appears in her usual glittering garb and side pony at the start of the clip, she then "wipes down" her mirror to reveal a softer, more natural look, complete with long, loose blond waves and a casual Gucci graphic tee.
5. Iowa's Pier 1 Imports Stores Will Permanently Close
From Des Moines Register: Pier 1 Imports stores in Iowa and nationwide will close permanently after the home goods retailer said it was unable to find a buyer to continue operating the stores while it filed for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy protection.
6. Annie Glenn, Wife Of Late Astronaut And U.S. Sen. John Glenn, Dies Of Coronavirus
From NBCNews.com: Glenn died of COVID-19 complications at a nursing home near St. Paul, Minnesota, said Hank Wilson, a spokesman for the Glenn College of Public Affairs at The Ohio State University. She was 100.
7. Erykah Badu, Angela Davis, Common Wish Malcolm X Happy Birthday
From BET: Today, May 19, on what would have been Malcolm X's 95th birthday, celebrities, artists and notable figures are taking to social media to commemorate the man who changed the course of the civil rights movement to include resistance and disruption. Malcolm X dedicated his life to calling out and dismantling systems constructed to keep Black voices quiet and our nationalistic pride subdued.
8. Joe Rogan's Podcast Is Becoming A Spotify Exclusive
From The Verge: Joe Rogan, comedian and host of one of the most popular podcasts in the world, is taking his show to Spotify. The Joe Rogan Experience will soon become a Spotify exclusive, meaning episodes' full audio and video will only be available through the platform starting later this year. Up until now, Rogan's show has never been available on Spotify, let alone exclusive to any platform.
9. Wendy Williams Taking Break From Show To Deal With Graves' Disease
From CNN: Wendy Williams is taking some time off from her popular daytime talk show to focus on her health. It was announced Monday on her verified social media accounts that Williams has been grappling with Graves' disease, which is causing fatigue.
10. Walmart Spent Nearly $900 Million On The Coronavirus In Q1 And Says It's A 'Reasonable Assumption’ That They'll Spend That Much In Q2
From Market Watch: Walmart Inc. incurred nearly $900 million in coronavirus-related expenses during the first quarter, and the retail giant says it’s likely that it will spend about the same amount in the second quarter. Much of the spend, $755 million, went towards bonuses for the company's workers. Walmart WMT has another bonus slated for its associates at a cost of $390 million.