Jimmy Fallon is apologizing after a Rolling Stone article alleged he created a toxic environment for people working on The Tonight Show. The feature story cites former staffers who accuse Fallon of erratic behavior, that he seems drunk and the show's workplace is toxic. It added that staff dealt with "good Jimmy days" and "bad Jimmy days" and that Fallon had unexpected "outbursts" which affected their workday depending on his mood. Fallon held a Zoom meeting with employees after the story broke yesterday and reportedly said he felt really bad and never intended to create that type of environment.
"The Price is Right" host Bob Barker is being remembered for his animal activism. To honor the game show legend, PETA is hoping to rename a portion of Sunset Boulevard as Bob Barker Boulevard. Barker was famously known to sign off each episode with "have your pets spayed and neutered." PETA credits Barker for helping open its West Coast headquarters in Los Angeles. The television icon died last month at the age of 99.
A Louisiana company is patenting the world's first liquor-based hot sauce. Swamp Dragon Hot Sauces has a new concept that replaces vinegar in hot sauce with liquor. Owner Matt Beeson says, due to there being no vinegar in the sauces, they can be used in a wider variety of food offerings, including desserts. Beeson says the Swamp Dragon sauces are 20-percent alcohol and have been approved for all ages by the United States Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau Non Beverage Laboratory. He adds that the company is continuing to work on further liquor-based hot sauces, such as bourbon, rum, and tequila.
You can celebrate the 100th anniversary of the iconic Hollywood Sign. Junket's Hollywood Sign Hike and Adventure Tour takes hikers on a six-mile trek. They'll visit the base of Tinseltown's landmark, as they learn about its facts and local legends. Hikers will also get a chance to see the view of Los Angeles, the famous Griffith Observatory, Bronson Caves and much more while traversing through the famed Hollywood Hills.
Some heavy metal legends are teaming up with an ice cream company for a good cause. Metallica's "All Within My Hands Foundation" and Enlightened ice cream have joined forced to create a chocolate bar that's shaped like James Hetfield's ESP Truckster guitar. A portion of the proceeds from each box that is sold will help fund the foundation's mission of supporting local food banks. The bars are on sale for a limited time at Sprouts Farmers Market, Wegmans, Safeway, and more.
Wendy's is getting into the pumpkin spice game this fall. The hamburger chain has announced that a new pumpkin spice Frosty flavor will be available beginning next Tuesday. The company says the frozen treat introduces hints of pumpkin flavor and spices like cinnamon and nutmeg to the familiar and creamy Frosty texture. A pumpkin spice Frosty cold brew coffee drink will also be available starting next week.