A Paid Internship for a ‘Candy Taster’ Also Comes with a Bonus . . . a Year’s Worth of Free Candy

The parent company of Snickers, M&M’s, and a bunch of other candies is doing their “World’s Sweetest Internship” thing again this summer.  It’s a three-month PAID position in Chicago.  And if you like chocolate, it might be the best job ever.

Responsibilities include traveling around to different manufacturing plants, and taste-testing NEW candy that hasn’t been released yet.  Plus, you get a year’s worth of free candy as a bonus.

You have to be 21 to apply and have at least a high school diploma or your G.E.D.  You can upload your résumé and apply online.  Just search for “World’s Sweetest Internship.” 

70% of Us Want to Get in Better Shape for Summer

FThe first day of summer is just over two months away.  And a new survey found 70% of us want to get in better shape before beach body season arrives.

Here are four more stats from the survey . . .

1.  The #1 reason people set fitness goals for summer is to lose weight.  Boosting your confidence, and getting ready for an upcoming event, like a vacation or wedding season, also made the top five.

2.  The top “tricks” we use to get in shape are walking more . . . avoiding sugar . . . avoiding fried foods . . . taking the stairs more often . . . and drinking less.

3.  The hardest parts about getting healthy are avoiding sugar . . . working out . . . eating vegetables . . . avoiding snacks at work . . . and eating more fruit.

4.  And the top summer activities we’re looking forward to are spending more time outside . . . spending time with family . . . taking walks . . . going on vacation . . . and hitting the beach.

Check out the trailer for “The Lion King”

A Band Did a Shot-for-Shot Remake of Journey’s “Separate Ways” Video

A New York disco-funk band called ESCORT released a music video for their new song “Outta My Head” . . . and it might look familiar to you, because it’s a shot-for-shot remake of Journey’s “Separate Ways” video.

So, they’re mimicking “Separate Ways”, but singing their song.  And they went all out.  They supposedly used the 3D view in Google Maps to “scout out the coastline for miles around us” to find the perfect location to do it.

The band says, quote, “We’re not trying to exaggerate it or mock it . . . all the amazing ’80s video tropes, the pure intensity of the performances and the bizarre air instrument gag make it so special.” 

“Avengers: Endgame” Is Already Setting Ticket Sales Records

“Avengers: Endgame” is going to ROCK the box office . . . everyone knows that.  The question is whether or not it’ll break the opening weekend record of $257.7 million that “Avengers: Infinity War” set last April.

And it sounds like it WILL, because it doesn’t hit theaters for two weeks, and it’s already breaking records.

“Endgame” has sold more advance tickets in its first week than “Star Wars: The Force Awakens”, the previous record holder.  And it’s outpacing “Infinity War” 5-to-1

And that’s after it sold more tickets in its first 24 hours than any movie in history.

According to Fandango, thousands of showtimes at theaters across the country have been sold out, so theaters are scheduling new showings at crazy times like between 4:00 A.M. and 7:00 A.M.

The Addams Family Trailer

A “Jeopardy!” Contestant Smashed the Record for a Single-Day Total, Winning More Than $100,000

FA new milestone was reached on “Jeopardy!” last night, when contestant James Holzhauer SMASHED therecord for single-day win total.

James took home $110,914, which blew the previous record of $77,000 out of the water.  That was done back in September of 2010 by Roger Craig.

James was already a three-day champion coming into yesterday’s episode . . . and now he’s made $244,365 during his four-day run.  (He also had a shot at breaking the record last week, but it didn’t end up happening.)

He said was gunning for the record from the start.  Quote, “I said all along that I wanted to break Roger Craig’s one-game record and I did it.”

There’s another really cool wrinkle to this story.  The amount of the new record, $110,914, isn’t a random number.  James intentionally ended on that amount to symbolize his daughter’s birthday:  November 9th, 2014.

(Deadspin.com has a clip of the end.  And here’s a montage of his night.)