WILLIAM SHATNER WILL HEAD INTO SPACE FOR REAL TODAY
William Shatner is getting ready to blast off. His flight with Jeff Bezos’ space travel company Blue Origin was originally set for yesterday, but due to forecasted high winds the launch was pushed to this morning at 9:30a ET.
When he lifts off on the New Shepard’s NS-18 mission, Shatner will become the oldest person in space at age 90. He'll be accompanied by:
Audrey Powers,vice president of New Shepard Mission & Flight Operations, who has been with Blue Origin since 2013.
Chris Boshuizen, co-founder of Planet Labs and partner at venture capital firm DCVC.
Glen de Vries,co-founder of the clinical trial software company Medidata Solutions.
The entire flight will last about 11 minutes, and the crew will experience about four minutes of weightlessness while in space. You can catch the launch live when the stream begins this morning around 8:30am ET HERE.The webcast will also stream live on Bue Origin's website.
ZENDAYA MAKES FIRST PUBLIC COMMENTS ABOUT BEAU TOM HOLLAND
Zendaya is fueling all-but-confirmed rumors that she’s dating Tom Holland.In an interview with for “InStyle’s” annual Best Dressed issue, the star can’t help but gush about the actor.
When it comes to her “Spider-Man” co-star and rumored boyfriend, Zendaya says “there are many things [she] appreciates.” She respects him as both an actor and an all-around great guy, so there’s no question why she’d want to date him.
“In an actor way, I appreciate that he really loves being Spider-Man. It’s a lot of pressure,” she notes. “[He’s a] fun time. Very charismatic, can make anybody feel comfortable and have a good laugh and a good chat.”
DUA LIPA'S HEART MELTED BY 80-YEAR-OLD FAN
Dua Lipa gave a special shout-out to one of her oldest fans . . . an 80-year-old grandpa.
In a TikTok video, the grandpa is gifted tickets for his birthday. He is so surprised, he can't stop saying, quote, "Are you [kidding] me?" (WARNING: The video contains multiple S-words.)
Dua then shared the video on her Instagram and said, quote, "O.M.G. this melts my heart!!!"
When the grandpa learned that Dua posted about him, he said, quote, "Five minutes of fame is the greatest thing to ever happen." If you're wondering about his favorite Dua Lipa songs, he said it's "That Kind of Woman" and "Boys Will Be Boys".