Fans of Burt Reynolds have the chance to own a piece of movie history with the late actor’s incredible car collection heading to the famed Barrett-Jackson auction in Las Vegas later this month.
The actor, who died earlier this month at the age of 82, left behind some iconic film memorabilia in the form of replicas of the cars he drove during some of his most famous films.
While the studios kept the originals — or they did not make it out in one piece after shooting — the actor told Barrett-Jackson Auction’s website, prior to his death, that he had the vehicles commissioned because he “always loved cars.“
“We had a family car, a Buick, that was probably the first car I drove. I also wrecked it later. But once I signed onto Riverboat (a TV series that ran from 1959-60) and got my contract with Universal, I bought a ’57 T-Bird,” he said.
Reynolds’ friend and business partner, Gene Kennedy of Bandit Movie Cars Florida, said the “original cars used in the movies were disposed of, due to liability reasons,” which was why Reynolds had them recreated.
“Universal Studios wouldn’t allow the sale of cars that may have had some frame damage from the stunts performed,” Kennedy added.
A promotional video of the actor shows his love for cars before his death.
Collectors and enthusiasts will be able to see and bid on the actor’s recreation of the 1978 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am — which featured in his film Hooper.
Reynolds was also the owner of the USFL Tampa Bay Bandits and had a promo car for the team which is also up for auction — a 1984 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am.
A 1987 Chevrolet R30 Pickup, a recreation of the car he drove in the 1981 film Cannonball Run, will also be auctioned off.
One car not up for auction is the actor’s 1978 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am which is a replica of the car featured in his film Smokey and the Bandit. That car sold for a record $550,000 during a 2016 Scottsdale, Arizona, auction.
All the cars have been signed during tours and special events by Reynolds and other actors in his films. The vehicles are also titled and registered in Reynolds’ name.
Kennedy said the cars are “history pieces of time from the ’70s, and we want to keep them that way.”
Reynolds passed away on Sept. 6 at Jupiter Medical in Florida, according to manager Erik Kritzer. His memorial service was held on Wednesday with a private funeral scheduled Thursday for close family.
The auction is scheduled for Sept. 29 and will be held at the Mandalay Bay Resort in Las Vegas, hosted by Barrett-Jackson.
“She’s the must-have,” the country star, 37, tells PEOPLE Now when asked about what requests he’s made for his upcoming black tie Southern California nuptials.
“We wanted the location to be somewhere where both of our families could make it. When your grandparents get older, you want to make sure that they can be there. We wanted somewhere warm and have our whole family there,” adds Young, who proposed to Mills, 31, in February with a custom ring he designed featuring their initials.
As for the moment that will make him break into tears, the “Mercy” singer reveals he gets emotional whenever he imagines his partner of 10 years walking down the aisle.
“One hundred percent — I cry when I think about it,” Young says. “You’ve heard my music; I’m a mess!”
While the wedding is just weeks away, the couple has been thinking about kids in their future. “The older I get the number gets smaller,” Young tells PEOPLE, admitting he originally wanted four kids. “I think two or three though, God willing.”
“They’re cool and awesome as people and a family as social media projects,” Young says of the musician and his wife Lauren Akins. “He’s been great to learn from not only on stage but off stage — the person that he is and how he runs his camp and the way that trickles down and affects an opener, in my case. He’s a good dude — what you see is what you get.”
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Along with traveling on the road and learning from Thomas Rhett, Young reveals another country icon who inspired his love for music.
“I started listening to country in the early ’90s. I heard Tim McGraw‘s ‘Don’t Take the Girl’ and I fell in love with the story,” he recalls. “Then the more I listened to country, the more I learned country music is all about the story. I’ve been a nerdy country music fan ever since.”
Young’s sophomore album, Ticket to L.A., is scheduled for a Dec. 7 release.
Dustin Lynch has never made it a secret that he’s had a lifelong crush on Reba McEntire. But somehow, the Grand Ole Opry managed to keep it a secret that McEntire would be the one to induct him into its hallowed membership on Tuesday night in Nashville.
Still, as Lynch stood on stage awaiting his mystery presenter, he was able to figure out the surprise sooner than the Opry House’s sold-out crowd did. All it took was for announcer Eddie Stubbs to begin his cryptic introduction with one hint, saying Lynch “has been a fan of hers for his entire life.” The 33-year-old singer gasped and beamed, knowing who was waiting in the wings. As the introduction continued, he doffed his signature cowboy hat to await the entrance of the country music queen.
McEntire arrived with arms outstretched, and Lynch hugged his idol, clutched his heart, and then hugged her again. Tears were streaming down his cheeks as McEntire handed him his Opry trophy.
“You’ve got me crying, Dustin, dang it!” McEntire protested.
The 63-year-old Opry member reminisced with Lynch about her Opry debut 41 years before and her first visit to the Opry at age 7. “I thought then it’s such an institution,” she said, “and what these folks have done for us! They have paved the way, and now it’s our job to pave the way … So congratulations and welcome to one of the best families in the world.”
Once she departed the stage, Lynch tried to collect himself. “I told everybody before I came out here, I am a cry baby, and I get it from my dad,” he said. “I cannot believe what just happened.”
As Lynch began to offer his thanks to his team, family and friends, McEntire was soon back again – this time with a box of tissues for Lynch. He laughed, took one, dabbed his eyes, and stuck it in his pocket. “I’m keeping this,” the Reba fanboy said with a grin.
Even before McEntire’s appearance, Lynch had declared the night to be “unimaginable” during his five-song set. “This is one of those dreams that you dream of,” he said, “and you honestly don’t think will ever happen.”
Among his song choices was his first hit, “Cowboys and Angels,” which he also performed at his Opry debut on March 2, 2012. The platinum-selling single, which he co-wrote, was inspired by his grandparents, Buddy and Helen Lynch, who were among a large contingent of family members in the audience.
Lynch received his invitation to join the permanent cast of the 93-year-old radio show on Aug. 21 when Opry member Trace Adkins surprised him on stage, so the “Good Girl” singer has had almost a month for the news to soak in. At a press conference before his induction, Lynch recalled listening to the Opry while growing up in the small south Tennessee town of Tullahoma. After he moved to Nashville, he finally got the opportunity to attend the Opry when he sneaked in on a backstage pass in someone else’s name.
That night, Lynch said, he sat at the back of the stage, looked out at the crowd and visualized himself as the performer: “I put it out to the universe: One of these days, I want to see this whenever I’m playing. And tonight’s happening.”
By evening’s end, Lynch had completed his final official task as a newly inducted member: affixing his nameplate to the historic Opry roster on display near the backstage entrance.
As a clutch of family and friends watched, Lynch said he was still shaking from his stage experience – so much so it took him a full three minutes to get two screws into their pre-drilled holes. He finally called in reinforcement, his 5-year-old nephew Jack, to help him steady the small plaque.
Afterward, Lynch took a moment to sit in awe that his name was now amid such legends as Johnny Cash, George Jones and Hank Williams.
His grandfather clapped him on the chest. “I told you you’d be there one day,” the elder Lynch said.
“That’s right,” the singer said, grinning. Now he could finally believe it.
Sauces, sauces on the chicken nugget-splattered wall, which is fariest of them all? Well, out of Chick-fil-A's robust sauce lineup, the most popular sauce across the country is — did you guess it? — Chick-fil-A sauce. When you look at the most popular condiments after the namesake option, however, some interesting results emerge.
In a new blog post on Chick-fil-A's The Chicken Wire, the Atlanta-based chain restaurant examined the most popular sauces in every part of the nation, and you may surprised at how things panned out on a regional basis. First, a brief refresher on Chick-fil-A's sauce offerings: Polynesian Sauce, Honey Mustard Sauce, Garlic & Herb Ranch Sauce, Zesty Buffalo Sauce, Barbecue Sauce, Sriracha Sauce, and of course, the prized Chick-fil-A Sauce make up your complete list of options.
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So what variety topped the list after Chick-fil-A Sauce? In the Southwest, BBQ sauce reigned supreme. With a long barbecue legacy, we can't say we're surprised. Meanwhile, on the East Coast — from Florida to Maine — Polynesian Sauce ranked #1. (We're licking our fingers for this one, too.) For those in the Midwest, BBQ sauce was also the most popular. Gotta love the 'cue. On the West Coast, Garlic & Herb Ranch Sauce asserted itself as the VIP. Indeed, the tangy sauce is certainly a winner. Our takeaway from all of this? We're going to need to do some sauce-related "research" for ourselves. See you at The Chick.
Round1 Entertainment will open on the lower level of the Sears store at the Mall at Fairfield Commons in late 2019, offering dining, bowling, arcade games, billiards, karaoke, ping pong, darts and a play land for children.
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Experience-based retail is becoming a major focus for malls as consumers want places where they can eat, shop and play all in one place.
Round1, similar to Dave and Buster’s, also offers all-inclusive parties starting at $20.99 for two hours. Food includes pizza, burgers, wings, salads, sides and drinks, including alcohol.
Round1 has roots back to 1980 in Japan under the name Sugino Kosan, the creator of the company. At that time, the entertainment facility had roller skating and arcade games. A few years later when a bowling alley was added, Round1 was born.
In 2010, the company expanded overseas with its first store in Industry, California, in 2010. Since then it has expanded in the United States to 39 locations across 21 states. The Mall at Fairfield Commons store will be its 40th. As of 2017, there were also 105 stores in Japan.
Along with store growth, the business has seen huge jumps in revenues. In 2014, Round1 USA executed $12.7 million in sales. Last year, the company’s revenue was $65.6. For 2018, the store projects sales worth $107 million, according to its website.
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Production company Queensbury Pictures announced Wednesday that shooting has wrapped on the new haunted house horror movie, The Girl on the Third Floor. The film stars former WWE Superstar Phil Brooks (a.k.a. CM Punk), who had a recurring role in the IFC series Maron and is also appearing in the Soska sisters’ upcoming remake of David Cronenberg’s Rabid.
In the movie, Brooks plays Don Koch, a man who is failing as a husband. For years he has skated by on charm and charisma, until it nearly landed him in jail. He now views fixing up an old house as a chance to make up for past mistakes. Meanwhile, his wife, Liz Koch, is concerned about the renovation timeline as they have a baby on the way. With all this pressure it’s no wonder Don responds to the flirtations of an attractive stranger. As Don tears the house apart, seen in the exclusive first look photo below, it begins to tear him apart as well, revealing the rot behind the drywall.
The Girl on the Third Floor is the writing and directing debut of Travis Stevens, who is best known as the producer of Cheap Thrills, Starry Eyes, We Are Still Here, the Rami Malek-starring Buster’s Mal Heart, and the documentary Jodorowsky’s Dune, among other projects. The film’s cast also includes Trieste Dunn, Elissa Dowling, and newcomer Sarah Brooks. Dan Martin (High Rise, Lord of Chaos) is creating the film’s special make-up and creature effects. Producers on the movie include Greg Newman, Giles Edwards, Nicola Goelzhauser, and Stevens.
The Girl on the Third Floor was shot in the Chicago suburb of Frankfort, Ill., in an allegedly haunted house.
“I’m thrilled to have had the opportunity to take on the lead role in Girl on the Third Floor,” said Brooks in a statement. “I’m a longtime personal fan of genre films and this project was an absolute natural fit for me.”
“After many years nurturing the creative vision of other talented storytellers, I’m both grateful and humbled to receive the support of Queensbury Pictures, MPI Media, and all the cast and crew who have crossed the threshold of this very strange, incredibly beautiful, and unflinchingly terrifying house,” Stevens said.
“Phil Brooks has proven his abilities as an actor outside of the ring and is a natural fit for the lead,” said Newman. “His range and performance will surely delight and surprise those who know him best from his athletic career. We’re thrilled and honored to have him on the project.”
Maroon 5 will headline the halftime show for the upcoming 2019 Super Bowl, a source confirms to PEOPLE. In response to the news — confirmed by multiple outlets including Variety and Billboard — the NFL issued a statement.
“It’s a Super Bowl tradition to speculate about the performers for the Pepsi Halftime Show,” it reads. “We are continuing to work with [longtime sponsor] Pepsi on our plans but do not have any announcements to make on what will be another epic show.”
When reached by PEOPLE, a rep for Maroon 5 had no comment on the news.NFL's statement: "It's a Super Bowl tradition to speculate about the performers for the Pepsi Halftime Show. We are continuing to work with Pepsi on our plans but do not have any announcements to make on what will be another epic show" https://t.co/mANzggjQvU— Hollywood Reporter (@THR) September 19, 2018
This would be the band’s first ever Super Bowl performance. Last year’s featured Justin Timberlake (for the second time) and 2017 was Lady Gaga. Other big names that have taken the stage in recent years include, Beyoncé, Coldplay, Katy Perry, Bruno Mars, Missy Elliott and Lenny Kravitz.
Maroon 5 is entering “a new phase” of its career, keyboardist Jesse Carmichael told PEOPLE in a statement recently, explaining the pop group’s choice to sell online more almost 200 pieces of gear it had previously used both on stage and in the studio.
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“We used all of this gear when we were kids, working hard to establish ourselves as a band,” said Carmichael. “We need to clear out what we’re not using anymore to make room for the equipment that will help us create what comes next. This gear was such a huge part of our story and I hope that it goes to an up-and-coming band or musicians who can make it part of their own story.”
Kelly Clarkson‘s fans have waited a lifetime for a moment like this.
After weeks of speculation, the original American Idol has revealed that she will be returning to the small screen in the fall of 2019 with her very own daytime talk show. “It’s been leaked” she says with a playful eye-roll during her appearance on The Tonight Show Tuesday night. “But I’m very excited!”
While she’s looking forward to the new gig, there is one thing that gives her pause. “I love talking — it’s my favorite pastime,” she explained to host Jimmy Fallon. “It’s hard for me to shut up, though. You have to listen to people who come on your show, and I just keep talking! The only thing I’ve gotta work on is listening.”
Calming Fallon’s fears that he’s being replaced on the late night time slot, Clarkson said that her new show, reportedly titled The Kelly Clarkson Show, will premiere just before Ellen DeGeneres‘ daytime talk program on NBC. The syndicated show is set to replace Steve Harvey’s talk show in most major metropolitan markets, but some soap opera fans are wondering whether it will spell the end of the long-running series Days of Our Lives — which has only been renewed through the summer of 2019, according to TV Line.
Clarkson says she’ll be joined on the new show by her longtime backing band, which is currently accompanying her on the Meaning of Life concert series. “My show is going to be a little different than anything that’s on because I'm still touring,” she says, “So it’s one of those things where my band is on the road with me or they’re on the show with me doing stuff.”
While the lineup will likely have something for everyone, there’s one stipulation: you’ve gotta love music. “We sing every day on the show and do a fan requests,” she continues. “It’s very musical, as well. It would be weird it wasn’t! If you don’t like music you probably shouldn’t watch.”
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“And when I say obsessed, I mean the boy from the video, not Chris Martin now,” Clarkson clarified to Fallon. “She doesn’t understand that he’s not the boy in the ‘Yellow’ video, like when he first came out years ago.”
River Rose’s obsession began with a bedtime song. “She said, ‘Sing a song about stars.’ I started singing ‘Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star.’ She was like, ‘Boring,’” Clarkson recalled. “She said, ‘Another song about stars.’ So the only one I could think of was [‘Yellow’]. So I started singing that, and now she’s obsessed with it. She watches the video every night before bed.”
Clarkson sees the writing on the wall, though. “It’s weird and scary foreshadowing,” she joked, adding of her daughter’s crush, “I’m like, ‘You need to slow your roll!’ “
“She’s going to be slightly disappointed if she ever meets him because he’s older than the boy in the video,” joked Clarkson, before adding, “Did I just insult Chris Martin? He’s a very sexy man!”
Yogurt has long been touted as a healthy alternative to candy or other sweets.
Studies have found yogurt is a good source of probiotics, protein, calcium, iodine and vitamin B.
A new study in BMJ (formerly the British Medical Journal), however, has determined most supermarket yogurt is not as healthy as people think, because of its sugar content.
Dietary guidelines in the United States and United Kingdom recommend low-fat, low-sugar dairy products, and researchers wanted to test how well yogurt products adhered to those standards. BMJ especially wanted to look at yogurts marketed to children, because children under age 3 in the U.K. consume more yogurt than any other age group.
To determine “low fat” and “low sugar,” BMJ researchers used European Union regulations: 3 grams of fat per 100 grams or less of yogurt, 1.5 grams or less for drinks, and a maximum of 5 grams of total sugars per 100 grams.
For this study, researchers looked at the nutritional content of 921 supermarket yogurts and yogurt products. The products were then divided in to eight categories: children's; dairy alternatives, such as soy; desserts; drinks; flavored; fruit; natural/Greek; and organic.
The worst offenders were products in the flavored, fruit, organic and children’s categories, which had a median sugar content between 10.8 and 13.1 grams per 100 grams. As Popular Science pointed out, “100 grams is about 3.5 ounces, and a standard yogurt cup in the U.S. is 5 or 5.3 ounces.”
That means one of those tiny yogurt cups is giving you about half your recommended sugar intake for the day. The recommended daily sugar intake is 25 grams for women and 38 grams for men.
The unsweetened, plain yogurts — Greek and natural — contained only 5 grams of sugar per 100 grams of product, which is healthy.
BMJ researchers found that "while yogurt may be less of a concern than soft drinks and fruit juices, the chief sources of free sugars in both children and adults' diets, what is worrisome is that yogurt, as a perceived 'healthy food,' may be an unrecognised source of free/added sugars in the diet."
They concluded that "not all yogurts are as healthy as perhaps consumers perceive them, and reformulation for the reduction of free sugars is warranted."
Popular Science compiled data from U.S. markets as a comparison. The healthiest yogurts in its study were Chobani whole milk plain and Chobani nonfat strawberry, with 5.0 and 5.3 grams of sugar, respectively.
The 28-year-old country singer recently sat down with friends (and fellow country music stars) Runaway June for their new series, Off the Road with Runaway June, and admitted that she finds her romance with Ray to be nauseatingly adorable.
“I’ve never known a situation like this — I always hear about them,” she joked in PEOPLE’s exclusive premiere of the clip. “I feel like I need a trash can at all times to throw up in because I make myself sick.”
Runaway June’s Jennifer Wayne is all for it. “You and Michael are the cutest thing I’ve ever seen in my life,” she said. “I’m obsessed.”
Elsewhere in the clip, Runaway June — whose debut EP, with their current hit single “Buy My Own Drinks,” is out now — talk about how they got their name.
The ACM Award-nominated trio (Wayne, Naomi Cooke and Hannah Mulholland) explain it all started with a dream.
“My grandma came to me in a dream, and her name was June,” Wayne said. “And so when we were coming up with names I said, ‘June is a really pretty name.’ And [Naomi] was like, ‘I have a sister named June.’ “
Mulholland, meanwhile, was drawn to the name June for different reasons, having gone on a 23-day hike that month. “For me it was the month and for them it was the name,” she explained.
“Every year in June, significant things happen,” Cooke added.
In addition to their music, the band is finding a new way to connect with their fans through their web series.
“It’s rare these days that we actually get to spend quality time with friends and family now that we’re on the road pretty consistently. Many of our friends also do what we do so scheduling is tough, but it’s so important to us to keep our relationships healthy because they’re such a huge source of motivation and inspiration,” Wayne told PEOPLE.
Cooke added, “After realizing that balance, we started doing little get-togethers at Jen’s house where Hannah would cook and we would hang out, drink wine, and play music.”
Soon, the trio realized they may have had something bigger on their hands.
“One day we got to talking and were like, we should film some of these just to have them…and from there, Off The Road with Runaway June was started,” Mulholland said.
The fast-rising act are going out on the road with Carrie Underwood for her Cry Pretty Tour in 2019. And that’s something Pearce couldn’t be happier about.
“That’s crazy,” she said. “Like, hello! That’s like, the ultimate female [country star].”
“We’ve honestly been working on our EP, our album, for two years,” Mulholland continued. “Just to have new music out, we’re so excited.”
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