Betty White is turning 100, and everyone’s invited to the party. Man kicked off flight for using a thong as a mask, Florida bill requires pro teams to play the national anthem, Anti-5G products found to be radioactive and more news.
On January 17, former golden girl Betty White will turn 100 years old. To celebrate, she’s inviting all her fans to join her in a special movie event called “Betty White: 100 years young – a birthday celebration.”
Betty wants to take viewers to her actual birthday party.
The movie will follow Betty in her day-to-day life, including behind-the-scenes footage on sets, her working with office staff, entertaining at home, and lending her voice as an animal activist, CNN reported.
The movie will feature a star-studded cast of her friends, including Ryan Reynolds, Tina Fey, Robert Redford, Lin Manuel- Miranda, Clint Eastwood, Morgan Freeman, Jay Leno, Carol Burnett, Craig Ferguson, Jimmy Kimmel, Valerie Bertinelli, James Corden, Wendy Malick, and Jennifer Love Hewitt.”
A Florida man was removed from a United Airlines flight this week after attempting to fly with a red thong on his face in place of a mask.
“I think the best way to illustrate absurdity is with absurdity,” Adam Jenne, the man kicked off the flight, told NBC in an interview.
Jenne says he has carried out the thong stunt on several flights as a way of making a statement.
“Every single flight has been met with different reactions from the flight crew,” Jenne said.
This time, the flight crew was not amused, and a spokesperson for United told NBC: “The customer clearly wasn’t in compliance with the federal mask mandate, and we appreciate that our team addressed the issue on the ground prior to takeoff, avoiding any potential disruptions on the air.”
In Florida, a new bill has been introduced that would require professional sports teams to play the national anthem before home games as one of the requirements for the teams to receive state government funding. State Republican Rep. Tommy Gregory introduced the bill, the Daily Wire reported.
“I certainly want to make sure that sort of negative activism is avoided, prohibited actually, if they want to do business with the government, and most of them do,” Gregory told the Herald-Tribune.
So-called “anti-5G” Necklaces, bracelets, and other accessories being sold to “protect” people from 5G mobile networks have been found to be radioactive. The BBC reported that the Dutch Authority for Nuclear Safety and Radiation Protection (ANVS) issued a warning about ten products it found were giving off harmful ionizing radiation. The World Health Organization (WHO) said there is no evidence that 5G mobile networks are harmful, determining them safe and not fundamentally different from existing 3G and 4G signals. A full list of the products can be found on the ANVS website.