Money for medals ... We all know about the lucrative endorsement deals Olympians get for winning Gold, but did you know the United States Olympic Committee gives athletes a cash prize for each winning medal? Yep, each Gold medal earns an athlete $37,000. Silver gets $22,500 and Bronze gets $15,000. Team sports have to split the earnings evenly, but individuals get the whole check to themselves. The payouts don’t come from taxpayers, but from private donors. (Good Housekeeping)
Jerry Seinfeld stopped traffic in Beverly Hills to meet Justin Bieber.
According to TMZ, Jerry was strolling around Beverly Hills Monday when his 17-year-old daughter, Sascha, spotted the Bieb "cruising beside them." The gossip blog says it appears the Seinfelds might've flagged down the singer for an impromptu meet-and-greet.
Jerry knows a thing or two about chatting with celebs in automobiles. He's done nine seasons of Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee. Coincidentally news also broke on Monday that he's being sued over the idea for the show. Maybe Jerry was asking Justin for legal advice.
“Benji” Gets A Reboot - It looks like Hollywood is not slowing down on the nostalgia movement anytime soon.
This time, Netflix is bringing back the beloved “Benji.” As with all the classic movies, Beji is a stray dog, a little on the scraggly side, that is taken in by two kids.
What follows is a heart tugging plot that makes us love the pooch. The formula from the original movies doesn’t look to have been touched since its 1974 debut.
The movie will premiere March 16. Get those tissues ready!
Chloe Kim: The 17-year-old took the gold medal for Team USA Monday in the women's halfpipe.
Vic Damone: The legendary crooner died Sunday from complications of a respiratory illness. He was 89.
#TheBachelor: Fans are weighing in on the latest episode.
Daryle Singletary: The country music singer died Monday morning at his home in Nashville. He was 46.
Barack Obama: The official portraits of the former president and first lady Michelle Obama were unveiled Monday at the Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery.
Tom Brady: He rebounded from the Patriots Super Bowl loss by vacationing with his wife Gisele Bündchenin Costa Rica.
Glenn Tipton: The Judas Priest guitarist announced he won't tour with the band due to Parkinson's disease.
Marty Allen: The veteran comedian died Monday in Las Vegas. He was 95.
*Charlize Theron has been named the honorary starter for the Daytona 500. The actress will wave the green flag for the big race on Sunday.
*Michael Fassbender will star in a feature-length adaptation of Kung Fury, the 2015 cult short film released. Production is expected to being this summer. (Variety)
*Mary J. Blige has joined the cast of the upcoming Netflix series The Umbrella Academy, based on the comic books by My Chemical Romance frontman Gerard Way.
*A reboot of Willy Wonka is in the works with Paul King, director of the two Paddington movies. Tim Burton Directed the last reboot with Johnny Depp for 2005's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.
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