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Supermarket Sweep Is on Netflix and Fans Are Going Wild With Nostalgia

Supermarket Sweep, your favorite grocery store-themed show from the ’90s, is back on Netflix!

On Monday, July 9, the streaming platform announced it added 15 episodes of the classic game show that originally aired on ABC from 1965 to 1967 before being revived by other networks in the 1990s and early 2000s. (Though it’s been off the air in the U.S. for nearly two decades, there have also been several international versions.)

Fans of Supermarket Sweep will remember it fondly for the particularly questionable ’90s fashion and, of course, contestants frantically zooming through supermarket aisles in search of very specific items for a chance to win huge prizes.

The competitive game show followed three teams of two—usually friends, spouses, or siblings—answering a series of trivia questions to accumulate time used in a “Major Sweep,” before running around a grocery store and loading up their carts with the priciest items, like expensive cuts of meat or massive wheels of cheese.

“I don’t know who needs to hear this but 15 episodes of the iconic Supermarket Sweep are now on Netflix in the US,” Netflix wrote on Twitter—and yes, it’s exactly what fans needed to hear.

The internet went wild over the news as users were filled with nostalgia.

If you’ve already binge-watched all 15 episodes, there’s some more good news. A reboot of the iconic show is currently in the works and Leslie Jones is set to host and executive produce.

“I’ve always dreamed of being on Supermarket Sweep,” the Saturday Night Live alum said in a statement in January via Deadline. “Seriously, I tried out for the show years ago; and after getting turned away, I knew I’d have to take matters into my own hands. Being able to bring the iconic game show back to life on ABC is my ultimate redemption story!”

The game show was supposed to begin production in the spring but was likely postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. It’s unclear when new episodes will air.

Will Smith Got Into It With 50 Cent Over Jada Pinkett Smith’s Relationship With August Alsina

For some reason, 50 Cent slid into Will Smith’s DMs after that episode of Red Table Talk with Jada Pinkett Smith. The rapper then decided to share their heated back-and-forth on Instagram on July 11. 

“Yo Will you alright over there?” Curtis Jackson III (a.k.a 50 Cent) wrote to Smith.

Although, Smith initially thanked Jackson for the concern, things got a bit more hostile when the rapper continued to press Smith about the “entanglement” between Smith’s wife Jada Pinkett Smith and musician August Alsina. (The Girls’ Trip actor and musician had a relationship about four-and-a-half years ago, during a brief split between the married couple.)

“But why she tell you that s–t on a showfor [sic] everybody to see?” 50 Cent asked.

After Smith replied that the pair had broken up at the time “so she did her and I did me,” Jackson responded again. “She said only SHE can give permission for somebody to blow her back out,” he said. 

“F*ck you 50,” Will Smith replied. 

“Damn it’s like that, what I do,” Jackson captioned the Instagram screenshot of their DMs.

 On July 10th, the Smiths sat down for a one-on-one episode Red Table Talk on Facebook Watch to discuss Alsina’s recent claims that he and Pinkett Smith engaged in an affair. In an episode titled, “Jada Brings Herself to the Table,” the host admits to having an “entanglement” with Alsina, but reveals that she and her husband were separated at the time.

“We broke up. At that point in time, it was indefinite. From there, as time went on, I got into a different kind of entanglement with August,” Pinket Smith clarified, before pointing out that her husband did not grant permission. “One thing I want to get clear about and clean out one of the things that’s kind of swirling about you giving permission, which the only person that can give permission in that particular circumstance is myself.” 

You can watch their entire conversation, below:

The couple, who have been married for over 20 years also shared how they’ve moved on since getting back together. “For me, this was years ago,” the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air actor said. “I think it could feel weird that we’re laughing and talking about it. Our experiences of working through it and talking through it and fighting through it and therapizing through it, I think that the why now is weird.”

Jada agreed, saying that she is grateful for the journey she and Will have been on together. “The one thing I’ll say about you and I is that there have never been secrets,” she said. “We have really gotten to that new place of unconditional love.”

Kill Bill’s Vivica A. Fox Has An Idea For A Third Film And It Sounds Amazing

Perhaps what he needs is the right inspiration and actress to make it a reality. Like Vivica A. Fox said, Zendaya might just be the right actress to speed things along. But as a title, Kill Bill Vol. 3 doesn’t make a lot of sense. In my mind, if the story’s protagonist is Vernita Green’s daughter, then maybe, they could call it Kill Kiddo. Well, just have to wait and see how things pan out.

Ryan Reynolds Jokes About Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s Royal Exit…Again

Ryan Reynolds couldn’t help but poke fun at new LA residents, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry, during a recent episode of his game show, Don’t, which aired on July 9.

The Deadpool star, who serves as an executive producer and commentator on the show, referenced the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s royal exit after host Adam Scott asked contestants an outdated question about the royal couple in a segment called “Don’t Get Tired.”

“Meghan Markle went from Suits to crowns after she married into the royal family,” the Parks and Recreation alum read. The camera then panned away so he could tweak the second part of the question, according to Us Weekly. “Before she resigned, what was her official title?” 

He read four possible answers: “Was it A. Countess of Cambridge, B. Duchess of Wessex, C. Duchess of Cornwall, or D. Duchess of Sussex?”

Unable to resist, Reynolds joked, “Or E. we taped this show seven months ago.”

Ultimately, the contestants still guessed the incorrect answer and dubbed Markle the “Duchess of Cornwall.” (Prince Charles’ wife, Camilla, holds that title. Markle and Prince Harry remain the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, but will no longer use their official HRH titles.)

This isn’t the first time Ryan Reynolds has poked fun at the pair since they announced their decision to step away from the royal family. Back in January, the Canadian actor responded to a New York Times article that said Canadians were hoping Markle and Prince Harry’s move to Canada would be “injecting some razzle dazzle to the sprawling, bone-chillingly cold country.”

He tweeted, “Nobody injects razzle dazzle anymore. Particularly in Canada, where they drink it.”

Markle and Prince Harry announced that they will no longer be working royals at the start of 2020.

“After many months of reflection and internal discussions, we have chosen to make a transition this year in starting to carve out a progressive new role within this institution. We intend to step back as ‘senior’ members of the Royal Family and work to become financially independent, while continuing to fully support Her Majesty The Queen,” they wrote in a statement at the time.

“We now plan to balance our time between the United Kingdom and North America, continuing to honour our duty to The Queen, the Commonwealth, and our patronages,” they added. “This geographic balance will enable us to raise our son with an appreciation for the royal tradition into which he was born, while also providing our family with the space to focus on the next chapter, including the launch of our new charitable entity.”

Russell Crowe’s Contributions To The Gladiator Script Have Been ‘Greatly Exaggerated,’ According To The Movie’s Producer

In the end, the works of David Franzoni, John Logan, and William Nicholson made Gladiator’s script the finished product that it is today. While Douglas Wick dispelled the notion that Russell Crowe had made major overhauls on the film’s story, there are some touches in the finished product the actor can call his own. That just goes to show that the collaborative process of making a gigantic sword and sandals epic, in an era that didn’t know it wanted such a film, can truly make something that echoes through cinematic eternity. You can revisit the action for yourself, as Gladiator is currently available in a 4K UHD Steelbook release, as well as through Digital HD, Blu-ray, and DVD.

Will Smith Explains Why He Felt He Needed To Speak Out About Jada Pinkett Smith’s Affair

Of course, this past week, Jada Pinkett Smith, with her husband present, confirmed that she was involved in an “entanglement” with August Alsina. During the conversation, which took place on an episode of Pinkett Smith’s Red Table Talk, Will Smith also explained why he needed to open up about the affair, and it appears that it was partially due to the media speculation:

U.S. Navy Announces First-Ever Black Female Tactical Jet Pilot

The U.S. Navy just announced its first Black female fighter pilot in 110 years of aviation. 

Just months after The Bachelor cast its first Black lead and NASCAR named Brehanna Daniels as its first Black woman in a pit crew, Lt. j.g. Madeline Swegle made history by becoming the Navy’s first-ever Black female tactical jet pilot following the completion of her Tactical Air (Strike) aviator training this month. 

The chief of Naval Air Training (CNATRA) announced the news on Twitter Thursday, July 9, congratulating Swegle on the completion of her training and giving her a “BZ” or “Bravo Zulu,” which apparently means “well done.”

The Navy also confirmed she will receive her gold wings in a ceremony later this month.

The tweet included photos of Swegle wearing her pilot’s uniform and posing in front of a military airplane.

The achievement makes Swegle the first known Black woman who has been certified for the TACAIR mission. She’s now authorized to fly fighter aircrafts such as the F/A-18E/F Super Hornet, EA-18G Growler or F-35C Joint Strike Fighter, according to Military.com.

The Virginia native graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in 2017 and is currently assigned to the Redhawks of Training Squadron 21 in Kingsville, Texas, according to military newspaper Stars and Stripes.

Rear Adm. Paula D. Dunn, the Navy’s vice chief of information, praised Swegle on social media following the announcement, writing, “Very proud of LTJG Swegle. Go forth and kick butt.”

Scott Kelly, a retired astronaut and naval aviator, also congratulated Swegle on Twitter. “Welcome to the best flying organization on earth,” he wrote. “Fly Navy, and fly safe!”

Swegle’s sister Sophie applauded her sibling’s achievement as well, tweeting, “Just my older sister being a boss every day of her life. Proud of her doesn’t even cover it.”

Her history-making accomplishment comes nearly 50 years after Rosemary Mariner became the first woman in the Navy to fly tactical jets, according to Stars and Stripes, and 25 years after retired U.S. Air Force Lieutenant Colonel Martha McSally became the first woman to fly in combat.