In today’s world, the news happens so fast that it’s nearly impossible to keep up with the latest, breaking developments. Here are five quick headlines to keep you up on the stories that might have gotten lost in the shuffle this week.
He told his wife he was going to get cigarettes and ended up at the FIFA Confederations Cup in Russia.
— REMEZCLA (@REMEZCLA) June 29, 2017
Whenever someone says they’re “going out for cigarettes,” you know they’re about to do some shady shit. This past week, El Tri fan Arturo Garcia flew from his home in Puebla, Mexico to Kazan, Russia, after telling his wife he was just going out to get a pack of lung darts. Garcia not only ended up blowing his life savings during the trip, he also injured his achilles tendon. Oh, and Mexico lost to Germany in a one-sided semifinal matchup. “I told my woman, I’m going to get some cigarettes at the Oxxo, but I didn’t tell her which one,” Garcia told La República. Nice try, Garcia.
“Red-faced” parrot species discovered in Mexico.
— Pablo Rodas-Martini (@pablorodas) June 28, 2017
It takes a lot to excite ornithologists, but the recent discovery of Mexico’s red-faced parrot is definitely a reason for them to get buck. Along with its red face, the bird, which was discovered by Miguel Gómez Garza in Mexico’s Yucatán Peninsula, has blue tipped wings and a distinct call, which distinguish it from other birds. The bird also mimics the sound of a hawk, which scientists speculate is to scare off other birds from potential sources of food.
YouTube steps up its Originals lineup with the help of Naya Rivera.
— Hollywood Reporter (@THR) June 28, 2017
YouTube Red just added Naya Rivera and Faizon Love to star in their upcoming reboot of “Step Up” titled, “Step Up: High Water.” The show, which is slated for a 10-episode run, sees Rivera playing a former dancer, Collette, who now works as an administrator at Atlanta’s High Water Performing Arts School. Collette apparently has a secretive past and a love interest, Sage, who is played by recording artist Ne-Yo. The show is expected to step up to YouTube Red this fall.
Will Ferrell spills the tea on Mariah Carey’s diva behavior. Mariah tweets about it.
Will Ferrell Reveals Why Mariah Carey's 'The House' Cameo Caused a 'Sh-t Storm' on Set (Video) – TooFab https://t.co/pEB0gpppgX
— Mariah Carey (@MariahCarey24x7) June 30, 2017
Divas are beautiful, powerful, and majestic. They’re also apparently headaches to work with, according to Will Ferrell, who recently took a seat on “Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen.” During the show, Ferrell discussed how, during the filming of “The House,” Mariah Carey showed up four hours late to shoot her cameo. When she finally arrived, Carey squashed the song she’d planned on singing, which then created, as Ferrell describes it, “a shit storm.” Carey’s diva-ness reached a breaking point, and her role was ultimately scrapped from the movie. No publicity is bad publicity, however, Carey’s personal Twitter account retweeted the story for all her lambies to see.
President Trump will meet with Mexican President for the first time since the “incident.”
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President Trump and Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto haven’t had the best relationship. Not one to shy away from a public confrontation, President Trump has repeatedly demanded that Mexico pay for his proposed border wall, and in a phone conversation, Trump reportedly said, “I don’t need the Mexicans. I don’t need Mexico.” Well, now, Trump and Peña Nieto will cross paths at the G20 summit in Germany next week, their first meeting since last September’s interesting press conference. Will they make up and be friendly? Will they wear the same thing? Will Peña Nieto go Vicente Fox on Trump? We’ll find out soon.