We Believe This Can Fly: Lace up your Nikes and grab a Big Mac, because the long-rumored Space Jam 2 is finally happening—and LeBron James is set to star, according to an exclusive report from The Hollywood Reporter. Justin Lin, who helmed Fast & Furious 6 and Star Trek: Beyond, has been tabbed to direct and co-write the sequel to the 1996 original starring Michael Jordan, Bugs Bunny, and the indomitable Wayne Knight. If Muggsy Bogues is in, we’re in. [The Hollywood Reporter]
The Unlikely Premier League Champions: With second-place Tottenham’s loss to Chelsea on Monday, 5,000-1 underdog Leicester City clinched their first ever Premier League title—one of the most incredible victories in modern sporting history, bar none. [Men’s Fitness] Here’s left back Christian Fuchs as he sees Chelsea’s final goal to win:
Posted by Christian Fuchs on Monday, May 2, 2016
Jon Snow Knew Something: Kit Harington had this to say about the, uh, surprising turns of events in the most recent episode of Game of Thrones (SPOILER ALERTS, obviously):
Kit Harington has something important to say to all Game of Thrones fans after that HUGE Jon Snow shocker.
Posted by Entertainment Weekly on Monday, May 2, 2016
He Gets the Win on This One: Detroit Tigers pitcher Justin Verlander finally popped the question to his girlfriend Kate Upton—you may have heard of her—and the two made it public news Monday night at the star-studded Met Gala. [NBC Sports]
The Games Heat Up: The Olympic torch officially arrived in Brasilia on Tuesday, where it will continue its trek to Rio for the Summer Games.
Best Wishes From the Best of ‘Em: Dwayne Johnson got some solid shout-outs for his birthday on Monday, most notably one from his Baywatch co-star Priyanka Chopra (who just happens to be featured in our May 2016 issue).
They Call Him the “Fittest Man” for a Reason: Here’s four-time CrossFit Games champion Rich Froning tearing through the first individual workout of the 2016 CrossFit regionals in a staggering 6:09.
About That Workout: It’s a “snatch ladder” with an 11-minute time cap. The sets:
10 squat snatches (185/135 lb.), by 2:00
8 squat snatches (205/145 lb.), by 4:00
6 squat snatches (225/155 lb.), by 6:00
4 squat snatches (245/165 lb.), by 8:00
2 squat snatches (265/175 lb.), by 11:00
If You Booze, You Might Not Lose: Weight, that is. While moderate amounts of wine—and beer, as we reported last issue—have been linked to positive health benefits, it might actually be counterproductive because the alcohol impairs your decision-making. [The Wall Street Journal]
An Absolutely Shocking Weight-Loss Method: Fed up with your ice cream addiction? Ready to quit smoking? Maybe it’s time for a little old-school behavioral modification: self-administered electric shocks. A new device called the Pavlok ($199) promises to help people end their cravings by delivering a zap to the wearer whenever they succumb to that craving, thereby changing positive feedback (delicious ice cream, say) to a negative one (physical pain). The Pavlok ranges from 50 volts (a “strong vibration”) to 450 volts (“like getting stung by a bee with a stinger the size of an ice pick”). [New York Times]