What's Trending 6/30/20: Ryan Seacrest Splits With Girlfriend and Rebounds Quickly, What Pediatricians Say About Going Back To School

Also Trending: MTV Video Music Awards, Shaquille O'Neal

June 30, 2020
Ryan Seacrest
  • #RyanSeacrest
    • It’s over! Again…
    • He and his girlfriend, Shayna Taylor have called it quits after eight years together.
    • This is the third time they have split.
    • They’re said to have ended their romantic relationship amicably and will remain good friends.
    • Ryan is currently on vacation in Mexico with friends and was photographed with a new woman this week.
  • #BackToSchool
    • U.S. pediatricians are calling for in-person school this fall.
    • The American Academy of Pediatrics’ guidance “strongly advocates that all policy consideration for the coming school year should start with a goal of having students physically present in school.”
    • They also say that “schools are fundamental to child and adolescent development and well-being.”
    • The AAP also cites “mounting evidence” that transmission of the coronavirus by young children is uncommon, partly because they are less likely to contract it in the first place.
    • Based on the nation’s experience this spring, they say remote learning is likely to result in severe learning loss and increased social isolation.
  • #MTVVideoMusicAwards
    • The 2020 MTV Video Music Awards will be one of the first ceremonies that will not be held virtually due to the pandemic.
    • New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said in a press conference yesterday that the VMAs are going to take place at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York, with limited or no audience present on Sunday, August 30th.
    • They are adamant about the precautions being made to put on the show, noting they would include extensive social distancing procedures, meaningful capacity limitations, and virtualization of components were possible.
  • #ShaquilleONeal
    • He’s unveiled a new “Shaq-sized pizza” at Papa John’s with double the cheese and pepperoni.
    • It’s called the Shaq-a-roni.
    • It’s an extra-large pizza topped with extra mozzarella and extra pepperoni compared to a traditional Papa John’s extra-large pizza.
    • One dollar of each pizza sold will be donated to the Papa John’s Foundation for Building Community to support COVID-19 relief, the fight against racial injustice, Boys & Girls Club of America, UNCF (United Negro College Fund) and general community involvement."