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:
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):
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]
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