What’s in the water in Sardinia? It must be love because Zac Efron and Michelle Rodriguez have been reported to be smooching, caressing and canoodling in the sandy beaches of the Mediterranean island. Are they punking the public? Whatever it is, people are mostly saying “RANDOM” at this unlikely couple. Michelle is allegedly driving fast and furiously down lover’s lane as the two have been photographed very close for comfort. Former “Summerland” star Efron could very well be letting his inhibitions go to form his own romantic “summer land.” Here are 15 snapshots that serve as clues to solving the case of the odd couple.
Ah yes, the old head kiss is such a sweet way to show appreciation to your friend who you are not seeing in a romantic way at all? It is just an innocent gesture of affection, unless he is doing something weird like smelling her hair. Okay, we all smell the hair of our significant other so that is no big deal. Wait! If they’re just friends then why does he need her scent?
These two seem to be going to a lot of laces together! This is just one of the many pictures that have been taken of the two stars who were out and about in Sardinia. Just look at that button down shirt on Zac. This is one of the dressier looks we see him in while strolling to another place that could possibly be romantic or just plain casual.
Hey, you two! You guys are matching in white! That could be a sign of the star-crossed lovers that two stars just happen to be while in a romantic place such as Italy. They are looking sleek and cute like lovelorn swans strutting around on an island surrounded by paparazzi. Maybe good friends just wear the same colors sometimes and then maybe good friends become lovers.
Whoa, now they’re matching in black. Okay, this is getting weird. Zac, you really had no other colors from all of the fashion designers who have probably been giving you free clothes because of all of your movie deals? Michelle has always been that kind of brooding and seductively gazing girl who is dark and deep and will cut you if you cross her, so the black is a given choice.
Horses remind people of country westerns and all of those movies that contain horses for appropriate situations like galloping across the field for a majestic view of the wilderness. Horses are also good for transporting two lovers to their love nest. On the other hand, these possibly are two pals just taking in all of the sights on two horses meant for a cute date.
This is the pic that started it all! Talk shows went crazy with the news of Michelle Rodriguez being able to do a handstand. Ok, that never really happened as far as we can see. However, this picture of the two brought the existence of Zac and Michelle to the forefront of tabloids everywhere. They are seen with a really rich dude named Gianluca Vacchi.
There is nothing more refreshing than holding onto a metal rod with your lover/friend/whatever while in a club and dancing to the good beats from the DJ. Be careful, Michelle! People may talk. Others might think you’re whispering into his ear, “Let’s not put a label on this. Let’s just sway to the rhythm of generic dance pop music until we drop.”
So two cute hypothetical kids are in the club and one of them wants the other to change the station. “How am I going to do that?” asks the guy to his friend. “Dude, just go up to the DJ and be like, ‘Yo, I’ve been in movies and stuff. That is the perfect plan. It will not even fail. Trust me, I’m good at this stuff. Go over there and be all, ‘My girl wants to listen to something that’s not this!'”
Run, you guys! Run for the hills of love or platonic friendship, which is a thing in which two stars who are never seen together may find themselves. Two famous friend are suddenly thrust into the public eye and must decide to stay or escape to fight the paparazzi another day. Just do it. Shield your beautifully toned faces from prying eyes and don’t look back.
These two are on an alleged boat which is reportedly owned by the relatively wealthy man known as Gianluca. The main draw of this photo seems to be Zac Efron checking out his own abs. The photographer taking this picture could possibly, or not really, have thought, “Man, if only I could lay off the fast food and get washboard abs like that.”
“This is it,” thought the paparazzi photographer as he shot a pic of Zac Efron and Michelle Rodriguez kissing while dancing in a club. “This is the picture that will get posted all over the internet and enable me to send my kids to a college where they won’t have crippling debt over a crazy-high number of years,” thought the metaphorical photographer.
Aww, this is a cute picture of Efron and Rodriguez because nobody is wearing hideous shades or trucker caps or whatever. This is just two friends or acquaintances or starcrossed lovers or complete strangers sharing a picture with other people after a full day of horseback riding, swimming, boating, dancing, eating, and wondering if they’ll ever take a private picture again.
Kissing on a boat is a public thing. It is as public as hugging on a boat, caressing on a boat, and cuddling on a boat which are all things that Zac and Michelle have been caught doing. The latest trend could be kissing on boats now and it will not stop here, no way. Soon all of the stars who are just friends will be kissing on boats and that will be the end of an era.
There are definitely wine glasses in this photo of the two happily eating a dinner. Getting wasted? I think not. The vaguely red things on the plates could also be fruits of some sort. Any curious observer could see that they lie in the possibility of being raspberries, lingonberries, or…sexually suggestive strawberries?! That’s it, you two.
“Zac, be careful on that ledge,” said a hypothetical person who may or may not be named Michelle to a guy who is about to jump off of a boat. “Babe, look at me, babe! Just take the picture! I’ve danced in movies about high school musicals so I think I know what I’m doing. Also be sure to send this to all of my social networks,” said someone who may or may not be named Zac. The world is watching as Zac and Michelle make their next move.
Dr. Oz: “I’m Very Concerned About the Corona Virus, Here’s Why”
While coronaviruses have been known to medical science since the 1960s, few have been anywhere near as dangerous as this new one from the market in Wuhan China.
A coronavirus is typified by its protective shell which resembles a crown or a halo under a microscope. That is where it gets its name. The average coronavirus does little more than cause the symptoms of the common cold, sniffles, cough, flu-like symptoms and so on. Part of the reason that these viruses are so hard to prevent from causing millions of colds each year is their protective shell. They can remain on a surface for hours, sometimes days, before they begin to lose structural integrity. But few trigger symptoms as severe as this one known as 2019-nCoV.
Dr. Oz had this to say about what has become known as the Wuhan Coronavirus, “It’s alarming, this is the big news today, the Chinese leadership is starting to say ‘this incubation period is a lot longer than we thought.’”
If this report is true, it means that many, many more people may be infected than have been reported- or even anticipated. It means that people could be walking around, infected, and not even know it- not taking precautions and spreading the virus everywhere they go. That means anyone who has recently returned from the area around the Wuhan market, where the outbreak started, could be carrying the disease.
At the time of this writing, the total enumerated infection count is over 1,800. The total deaths are approaching 200. Other researchers are suggesting that this virus has a rapid mutation rate. That is particularly terrifying because it is what made the HIV-AIDS virus so difficult to treat.
At present, the World Health Organization had laid down a series of suggestions to help people avoid infection.
They advise that anyone who may come into contact with the virus should:
- Wash their hands frequently
- Maintain good sanitation on and around all frequently used objects and surfaces
- Avoid centers of mass travel such as airports
- Sneeze and cough into the elbow or a tissue
- Take immunity-boosting supplements like vitamin C
The source of the infection is believed to have come from a specific market in Wuhan, where live animals were kept in stalls for sale and trade. Researchers believe the virus came from either a snake or a bat. The initial cases of illness were reported in December 2019 by employees of the Wuhan market. That market is now shut down for the foreseeable future.
As health officials struggle to understand the virus and contain its progress, other researchers are asking even more startling questions. The shell of this virus is similar to the shell of a virus created in a university research lab in 2015 at the University of North Carolina. What’s more, there is a known military biological weapons lab in Wuhan China.
If these reports are true, it could have serious implications, not only for global health- but for relations between the US and China.
Big Brother Contestants Make How Much on the Show?!?
Big Brother has been a wildly popular, dramatic reality TV game show since 2000. Audiences are captivated by the twists, the turns, the strange alliances, and the betrayals. The show is based on a Dutch program with the same premise which also became wildly popular in Spain and Germany before the reboot came to America.
As the US version grew in popularity, the producers eventually made it possible for fans to watch the contestants on a non-live streaming video feed available 24 hours a day seven days a week. Yes, the contestants on Big Brother are now on display to be viewed by anyone in the world at every waking moment. How they avoid getting caught in their all-togethers or during toilet breaks, we don’t know. Maybe they have certain camera-safe areas to which they can retreat.
Later on, the house the Big Brother contestants live in was stripped of all communication devices- depriving them of contact with the outside world. That is- except for the live feeds the public has unfettered access to. So, if one of them was being held hostage, we suppose they could let us know.
So the question came up of, how much do the contestants really earn? By playing the game they have the chance to make friends, or enemies, become Internet sensations, and to win half a million dollars. But, given everything they have to put up with; being ripped out of their lives, possibly losing jobs, experiencing the anguish of betrayal- all while being on public display- do they get anything else?
According to a report by Reality Blurred, a site that follows the happenings of reality TV stars, programs, and related matters- the contestants “[…] receive $750 per week that they’re in the house.”
Any pay they receive while in the jury house is harder to account for since nothing about it appears on the contract. However, it is believed that contestants receive consolation prizes during their time out of the main house. It also seems reasonable that the consolation prizes received in the jury house should be worth at least $500 since keeping them away from other gainful employment for less than that would be near to slavery. (We’re looking at you, jury duty.)
However, while the big prize on Big Brother is a cool half-million on top of what the contestants earn as their weekly salary, in reality- they have much more to gain in Internet stardom.
Many former Big Brother players have gone on to lucrative careers as influencers on Instagram, Facebook, YouTube, and other social media sites. While any gains from that are unlikely to be as exhilarating as half a million in fast cash- the best of them certainly earn more than that over the long term.
So, it would appear that our curiosity MacGuffins on Big Brother are at least doing as well as someone earning minimum wage- while essentially fooling around Truman Show style.
Single Mom Irina Shayk, Happy Single
Those in the public spotlight seem to be an open book. Their every move seems to is covered by gossip sites. Their whereabouts are nearly always and it seems as if we are updated on who’s dating who and what luxurious vacation they are on.
That’s why it is surprising that Irina Shayk and Bradley Cooper kept their relationship under wraps for so long, dating all the way back to 2015. The couple was first spotted together after the actor and model were first seen in 2015. Cooper split from Suki Waterhouse and Shayk ended her five-year relationship with soccer player Cristiano Ronaldo.
The couple was first seen together at a Broadway show, then shortly thereafter, the White House Correspondents’ dinner. Things seemed to move quickly from there. Within months the couple moved in together, soon they announced they were expecting.
Work Gets in the Way:
Irina, who has been quiet about her relationship and breakup with Bradley Cooper, recently spoke up about their relationship.
The couple ended their relationship in 2019, on the heels of the release of the stars’ remake of a Star is Born. The on-screen chemistry between Bradley Cooper and his co-star, Stefani Germanotta, better known as Lady Gaga, sent tongues wagging. Rumors were raging that the two co-stars were in a relationship based on their pationate adaption of the film.
Irina set the record straight in some recent interviews about the end of their relationship. According to Shayk, the couple hadn’t been getting along for quite some time. After the baby was born, Shayk was hoping that Cooper would put their family first and slow down his busy working schedule. She was secretly hoping that after A Star is Born was released and the promotional tour was over, he would spend more time at home. That was not the case.
Irina, 33, was ready to settle into family life. This included getting married and more children. But the marriage never happened, and Cooper’s work schedule was as busy as ever.
Irina felt that her expectations weren’t met and she didn’t have the commitment level she wanted from Cooper. Shortly after the Award season in June 2019, the news broke that the couple had split. Irina had taken baby Lea and moved out of the couples Los Angeles home.At first, the separation was thought to be temporary. Both partners have decided that they are better apart than together.
The couple continues to co-parent their daughter, but it seems like the couple are happty being apart. They both seem to be quite content focusing on their child and carreers.
Irina recently said that “life without Cooper” and being a single mom is “new ground.” She also said that just because two people are great on their own, they are not always good together.
Irina is a strong woman, and while she often feels overwhelmed being a single-mom, she’s ready for the challenge. Both parents are dedicated to doing what is best for their child and are curently working on a visitation schedule.