This country is a wonderful place for FAST FOOD options . . . which might even seem OVERWHELMING. Fortunately, this country is not afraid to take advantage of those options.
Here are the results of a survey of more than 2,200 people on their favorite fast food items . . .
1. Best burger: Wendy's classic burger.
2. Best pizza: Papa John's.
3. Best fries: McDonald's.
4. Best chicken sandwich and chicken nuggets: Chick-fil-A.
5. Best donut: Krispy Kreme.
6. Best breakfast: McDonald's . . . although Taco Bell's Waffle Taco was voted the best new breakfast food item.
7. Best hangover food: Chipotle.
8. Best Mexican food: Chipotle.
9. Best healthy option: Subway.
10. Best coffee: Starbucks.
Former NFL player and current ESPN analyst Keyshawn Johnson has been arrested in connection with a domestic violence incident.
Los Angeles County Sheriff’s deputies went to Johnson’s home at 12:48 a.m. today after getting a call about a possible spousal assault.
“When deputies arrived, it was determined that the resident and his ex-girlfriend were involved in a domestic dispute,” the Los Aangeles Sheriff’s Department told CBS Los Angeles.
Johnson was booked and released on $20,000 bail. CBS Los Angeles reports that Johnson is charged with misdemeanor spousal battery, while TMZ reports that Johnson is charged with misdemeanor domestic battery. TMZ’s report says Johnson smashed his ex-girlfriend’s phone, causing a gash to her hand.
Asked for comment, an ESPN spokesman told PFT, “We are aware and are looking into it.”
The first American man to win the Boston Marathon since 1983 crossed the finish line Monday, triumphant in a storied race that has become a national symbol of resiliency and determination.
Meb Keflezighi, 38, won the men's division with an official time of 2:08:37, according to the Boston Marathon's Facebook page.
The women's elite group began the 26.2-mile journey around 9:30 a.m. ET, and the elite men's group at 10. Waves of other runners started after them.
For Kenya's Rita Jeptoo, 33, it was a second consecutive victory. She again won the women's division with an unofficial -- and course record -- time of 2:18:57, according to the event's official Twitter account.
After a tragedy, preserving the love
But for most of the 36,000 runners, the race had nothing to do with competition. The 2013 race was marred by bombings near the end of the course that killed three people and wounded more than 260.
At the start Monday, as competitors stood shoulder to shoulder, the race announcer shouted to them, "Take back that finish line!"
Lee Ann Yanni told CNN before the race that she planned to run wearing a necklace with a silver stingray charm that her father gave her before he died of cancer. The force of the blasts as she ran in 2013 along Boylston Street failed to tear the memento from her body. She would not be stopped then, and she wouldn't be stopped Monday, she vowed.
Unable to walk for five and a half weeks, she eventually got back to training and finished the Chicago Marathon in October in 5 hours and 44 minutes.
"I'm running for those who can't," she told CNN. "I don't run very pretty ... but at the finish line, everybody is going to be represented."
Krystle Campbell, 29; Lu Lingzi, 23; and grade-schooler Martin Richard, 8, were killed in the 2013 bombing. Some of the wounded lost limbs.
J.P. Norden and his brother Paul recently recounted the confusion and horror of April 15, 2013, with CNN at the Forum Restaurant on Boylston Street.
"Where we are right now where we got hurt, lost ... (it) changed our lives but, I don't know. ..." J.P. said, struggling to find the words.
Each brother had his right leg amputated, and they now walk on prosthetic legs.
"It was such a tough journey and stuff," J.P. said, "but we got so much help from everyone that it's weird, it seems like so long away and ago and quick at the same time."
A year later, survivors are defiant and resilient
Another survivor, Marc Fucarile, also lost his right leg. He's undergone numerous surgeries, but shrapnel is still lodged in the inner wall of his heart. If it moves, he could die. Recently, the 35-year-old went to a court hearing for Dzhokhar Tsarnaev who allegedly, along with his brother Tamerlan Tsarnaev, were responsible for the bombing.
Tamerlan was killed in a shootout with police; Dzhokhar is facing numerous charges and could be sentenced to death. His trial is set to begin in November, and he has pleaded not guilty.
"Whatever he gets," Fucarile told CNN, "he deserves."
Dzhokhar Tsarnaev awaits trial
On Tuesday, April 15, a moment of silence was observed at the finish line on the one-year anniversary of the bombings. Church bells rang and a flag was raised as a steady rain fell. The mantra "Boston Strong" was heard loud and clear.
On race day, a tweet apparently from President Barack Obama appeared @WhiteHouse. "Congrats to @runmeb and @ShalaneFlanagan for making America proud! All of today's runners showed the world the meaning of #BostonStrong. -bo."
Massachusetts native Shalane Flanagan was leading the pack of female runners for part of the race. According to the Boston Athletic Association's web site, she finished seventh among the women with a time of 2:22:02.
This year's race has 9,000 more runners than last year's, and an unprecedented crowd was expected to gather, officials have said.
Gwen Stefani is set to take Christina Aguilera's judging seat.
The 44-year-old No Doubt singer has signed on as a coach for the seventh season of NBC's "The Voice," TMZ reported.
Stefani will replace the pregnant Aguilera and will begin filming this June alongside Adam Levine, Blake Shelton and Pharrell Williams.
According to the gossip site, NBC asked the expectant singer to stay throughout her pregnancy, but she declined the offer.
Stefani has allegedly only signed a one-year contract and Aguilera is set to claim her spot back for the following season after giving birth to a baby girl with fiancé Matt Rutler.
The proud mama showed off her bump for the first time Thursday in a sweet snap with Rutler by her side in NYC.
"Baby loves NYC," Aguilera captioned the post.
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This is so darn cute!! Love you Luke Bryan :)
Lindsay Lohan seems to have confirmed that she DID write the alleged list of sexual partners that sent the internet crazy last month.
Although it is possible that it was written in any number of circumstances - possibly even as a joke - she hinted on Watch What Happens Live last night (April 17) in a pre-recorded Q&A that it was nonetheless written by her.
The list, in case you've been living under a rock, claims she's had flings ith famous hunks including Jamie Dornan, Justin Timberlake, Orlando Bloom, James Franco and Zac Efron.
Lindsay Lohan's 'sex list' has been a big talking point (WENN)
She said: "That was actually my fifth step in AA at Betty Ford. And someone, when I was moving during the OWN show, must have taken a photo of it.
"And so that's a really personal thing and it's really unfortunate…I talk about it on the last episode on the OWN show, so to be continued."
The season finale of Lindsay airs this weekend, and a preview snippet shows LiLo becoming emotional after seeing that the list has leaked.
She rants: "The story's on Page Six right now. That actually really is annoying right now. It's f**ked up. And I don't want a part in it.
"The fact that that happened was not only humiliating, but just mean."
So now we think we know that she wrote it - is it for real? We'll have to wait until Sunday to find out.
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