Lindsay Lohan expecting first child, San Francisco airs $5M per person Black reparations plan, Academy defends in memoriam omissions at Oscars, NFL free agency kicks off, Maine lobster sues watch group.
Actress Lindsay Lohan, 36, is pregnant and expecting her first child with her 36-year-old husband Bader Shammas, Page Six reported. The outlet also broke the news that the pair secretly tied the knot in July 2022.
“She is feeling great and she is thrilled,” a rep for the actress told Page Six. Lohan shared the news on Instagram, wearing a white baby bodysuit emblazoned with the words “coming soon.” She wrote in the post: “We are blessed and excited!”
San Francisco could be the first major US city to fund reparations, as it is drafting a proposal that would include a $5 million lump-sum payment for each eligible Black person, Yahoo reported.
In addition to a lump-sum payment, there are more than 100 other recommendations that range from offering grants to buy and maintain homes to exempting Black businesses from paying taxes, Yahoo News reported. An estimated 50,000 Black people live in San Francisco, but it is unclear how many would be eligible for reparations.
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is defending itself against a backlash for late actors and other artists that were omitted from its in memoriam segment at the Oscars, Yahoo reported. Other actors and fans alike sounded off about some of the actors that were missing from the tribute, including Paul Sorvino, Anne Heche, Tom Sizemore, as well as Cindy Williams, who appeared in the Oscar-nominated films American Graffiti and The Conversation.
A frenzy of trading is going on amid free agency in the NFL. However, any trades will not become official until the new league year starts on March 15 at 4 PM ET, CBSSports reports. One of the biggest moves reported thus far is San Francisco 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo, 31, reportedly planning to sign with the Las Vegas Raiders, according to ESPN. Last month, the Raiders released longtime QB starter Derek Carr, as well as Jarrett Stidham, who started the final two games of last season.
The most anticipated questions are where quarterbacks Aaron Rodgers and Lamar Jackson will wind up. Rumors are circulating that Rodgers could be headed to the New York Jets, while Jackson received a non-exclusive franchise tag from the Baltimore Ravens, CBS reported.
Maine lobster is world famous, and now a coalition representing the industry there is suing the Monterey Bay Aquarium in California for defamation after placing the seafood on a “red list” that is published by Seafood Watch, a conservation program it operates, Yahoo reported. Maine lobster was put on the “do-not-eat” watchlist by the watch group due to a threat it poses to rare whales getting entangled in the fishing gear used to harvest American lobster.
The number of endangered North American right whales has declined to roughly 340. The Maine lobster industry says the Aquarium’s recommendations rely on bad science and incorrectly portray lobster fishing as a threat to the whales.