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The Humane Society of Summit County, Ohio and the A-S-P-C-A say they will be waiving pet adoption fees based on Akron native LeBron James' NBA playoff performance. Fees for a dog up for adoption will be waved for every assist that LeBron makes during the playoffs. If he and the Los Angeles Lakers win the NBA Championship, the society will wave fees for an extra three dogs that they have named Lebron, James and Chosen One. Even though the Lakers lost Game One of the Western Conference Finals to the Nuggets, James' nine assists covered the fees for nine dogs up for adoption.The Lakers will take on the Nuggets again tonight.

https://www.cleveland.com/entertainment/2023/05/lebron-james-has-3-rescue-dogs-named-for-him-adoption-fees-tied-to-his-playoff-performance.html

Priscilla Presley is settling a dispute with her granddaughter over the estate of Lisa Marie Presley, who died in January. Presley and Riley Keough let the court know about the deal Tuesday, after Presley had challenged her daughter Lisa Marie's will that gave Keough control of the trust. The trust includes most of Elvis Presley's estate. Details of the settlement were not made public.

https://www.cnn.com/2023/05/16/entertainment/lisa-marie-presley-estate/index.html

So would you like to be an Oscar Mayer Wiener--and would you like to drive the Oscar Mayer Wienermobile? Well, you can't--at least not by that name. To celebrate the company's new hot dog recipe rolling out this summer, it's changing the name of the Wienermobile. It will now be the Frankmobile. This is the first name change for the 23-feet-long hot-dog-shaped vehicle since it was first introduced way back in 1936. Oscar Mayer was coy about whether the name change to Frankmobile is permanent, a spokesperson telling CNN that it’s “trying out to see if it ‘cuts the mustard’ with its fans.”

https://www.foxbusiness.com/lifestyle/oscar-mayer-wienermobile-gets-first-name-change-history

A Minnesota man is being charged for stealing the famous ruby red slippers Judy Garland wore in "The Wizard of Oz." A grand jury indicted 76-year-old Terry J. Martin in the 2005 theft of the slippers from the Judy Garland Museum in Grand Rapids, Minnesota. The slippers were recovered by police during a sting operation in Minneapolis in 2018. They are one of just four known surviving pairs from the 1939 movie and are currently valued at three-and-a-half-million dollars.

https://www.cnn.com/2023/05/18/style/minnesota-theft-wizard-of-oz-ruby-red-slippers/index.html

Miami is recognizing DJ, record executive, record producer and rapper DJ Khaled for giving back to the community. Yesterday, the Miami-Dade County School Board presented him with an award for his philanthropic efforts in his home town. DJ Khaled said that the city is part of his legacy, and he'd do anything for the kids of Miami.

https://wsvn.com/entertainment/dj-khaled-honored-for-philanthropy-and-contributions-to-miami-dade-communities/

A topless bar in Southern California is on the verge of making history. The dancers there will become the nation's only unionized strippers. The recognition came after more than a year long battle with club management. Fifteen dancers signed a petition in March, which demanded better working conditions but 19 are eligible to join the union. The National Labor Relations Board will count the votes tomorrow. 

https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2023-05-16/strippers-union-labor-strip-club-star-garden-topless-bar-north-hollywood-california


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