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Johnny’s next role? Fans rejoice at rumors that Depp will star in Tim Burton’s Beetlejuice 2

Rumor’s are circulating that Johnny Depp is due to make his post-defamation trial comeback in Beetlejuice 2.  Depp, who has not been in a major movie since 2018, now appears in the cast list alongside stars Michael Keaton and Winona Ryder, in Google searches for the movie.  The film’s IMDB page has also recently been updated with a synopsis and release date of 2025

Amber Heard Will Appeal

Her attorney, Elaine Bredehoft, appeared on the Today Show yesterday and said the actress “absolutely” wants to appeal the jury’s decision in her defamation trial with Johnny Depp. “She has some excellent grounds for it,” Bredehoft said. “She was demonized here. A number of things were allowed in this court that should not have been allowed, and it caused the jury to be confused.” The jury was not sequestered throughout the trial, although they were strongly encouraged not to read news about the trial or go on social media, and Bredehoft thinks that had an effect on the verdict.

Spelling Bee History Was Made Last Night

Harini Logan, 14, won the first-ever spell-off at the 2022 Scripps National Spelling Bee. The San Antonio, Texas, native received a trophy and a check for $50,000. Harini went head-to-head with Vikram Raju, 12, in the first ever spell-off, a format that tested the contestants on how many words they could correctly spell within 90 seconds. Both students spelled so fast that the judges had to go to video to determine a winner: Harini spelled 21 words correctly, compared with 15 for Vikram.  Harini, who was making her fourth and final eligible appearance in the Bee, said winning felt “so surreal.”

Miller High Life Wants to Ordain You as a Minister to Officiate Weddings

 Miller High Life wants to make sure beer actually does something helpful at weddings. Creating the Officiants of High Life.

This new partnership with Miller High Life brings that reputation to sudsy new heights: Anyone can now head to to receive their official officiant status. Simply click on “Become an Officiant of High Life,” create an account through the ULC with your name and email address, certify that you are 18 years of age or older, and then click “GET ORDAINED!”

Once completed, you can provide a shipping address to be sent a free Officiants of High Life package which includes an Officiant of High Life membership card and business cards, along with the chance to score a limited-edition High Life x Tie Bar formalwear gift set. (The site says these packages are limited and replenished daily through June 15.)

Additionally, ULC and High Life offer tips on how to perform a wedding, how to complete a marriage license, and an official “Hitched by High Life” wedding script which opens with “Thank you all for coming… Under your seat, you’ll find a bottle of High Life” and concludes with “I now pronounce you drinking partners for life” (with plenty of other beer-y nuggets along the way).

Meanwhile, even if you’re not looking to officiate a wedding, the Hitched By High Life site features other Miller High Life-themed wedding opportunities including the chance to shop the Tie Bar x Miller High Life wedding collection or browse through Miller High Life’s own selection of wedding gifts.

Dijon Mustard-Flavored Ice Cream Is Now Available Nationwide

New York-based Van Leeuwen Ice Cream has never shied away from attention-grabbing flavors, including everything from a Popeye-themed spinach ice cream to a Kraft Macaroni & Cheese ice cream.

So next time time you step into a Walmart, keep an eye out for Van Leeuwen Grey Poupon with Salted Pretzels pints.

But how does Grey Poupon with Salted Pretzels ice cream taste? Van Leeuwen writes, “Grey Poupon elevates any meal to something worth savoring, so why not ice cream, especially French Ice Cream?” The results are said to be “an unexpected yet delightful blend of sweet ice cream, honey-dijon swirl, and salted pretzels.”

The ice-cream will be sold in 3,500 Walmart locations in all 50 states for a 10-week rotation, after which they will be refreshed again.

SUMMERFAIR Opens This Weekend At Coney Island

Summerfair 2022, one of the oldest continuous art fairs in the country, will be back at historic Coney Island for its 55th year from June 3-5, 2022.

Friday, June 3, 12 – 7 p.m. – Saturday, June 4, 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. – Sunday, June 5, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Established in 1968, Summerfair is a combination of more than 350 artists and craftspeople from across the country exhibiting and selling works ranging from ceramics and sculptures to painting and photography.

In addition, there are youth arts activities, four stages with local and regional entertainers, and a variety of gourmet food.

More than 20,000 visitors annually enjoy the arts along with four stages of local and regional entertainers and a variety of gourmet food. The annual fine arts fair is Summerfair Cincinnati’s primary fundraiser and consistently ranks among the top 100 art shows nationally.

Proceeds from Summerfair Cincinnati provide award, scholarship and exhibit opportunities to a variety of organizations.

Tickets are available at One-day tickets to Summerfair are $10, with children 12 and under admitted free. Multi-day tickets are $15.


Cincinnati, OH – Three Cincinnati-based businesses with deep roots in giving back are coming together to bring multi-platinum, 5X AMA award-winning entertainer Kane Brown to Cincinnati this summer.  The Kane Brown Charity Concert presented by Prolink, altafiber and Fifth Third Bank, benefiting the McLendon Minority Leadership Initiative is July 20th at Fifth Third Arena.

Making his first visit to the Tri-State area since 2019, Kane is adding the Cincinnati concert to his travels during his current Blessed & Free North American Tour, which is recently finished a stop at all 29 NBA Arenas. Brown’s concert will be the first held at UC’s Arena since its renovation. The event features a full set by Kane. Nashville-based Restless Road will open the show.

The concert will benefit the McLendon Minority Leadership Initiative, a collegiate coach-driven initiative with the mission of providing minorities a jump-start to their careers through practical experiences, opportunities to build their network, and instilling the values of John McLendon: Integrity, education, leadership, and mentorship.

“We are proud to help make the Kane Brown concert possible for the McClendon Minority Leadership Initiative. It is an innovative way to raise awareness and generate excitement around MLI’s mission to provide minorities a jump-start to their careers through practical and professional experiences. We look forward to engaging with even more exceptional young professional minorities and connecting them with the incredible organizations who participate in this very special initiative,” said Tony Munafo President and CEO ProLink Staffing.

Christi Cornette, Chief Culture Officer of altafiber (formerly Cincinnati Bell) agrees, stating supporting the McClendon Minority Leadership Initiative aligns with the company’s internal commitment to create a diverse workplace that allows every employee to bring their best self to work. “altafiber is proud to support the McClendon Minority Leadership Initiative and its mission of creating equal opportunities for minorities who want to pursue careers in athletics administration,” Cornette said. “This is one of the first concerts we are sponsoring with our new altafiber brand, and we can’t think of a more exciting or worthy opportunity.”

Tickets will go on-sale to the general public on June 6th at 11:00am EST are expected to sell out quickly. Additional information and seating availability is available at search: Tickets.