Merge 104.8 | 23 August 2021
China’s Zhurong Mars rover has completed its initial program to explore Mars and search for frozen water that could provide clues as to whether it once supported life. China’s National Space Administration said on its website the rover was in excellent technical condition and fully charged. It will now continue to explore the area where it landed on May 14 and will send back more photos and data.
Kelly Clarkson and her husband Brandon Blackstock have remained fairly tight-lipped about why their seven-year marriage came to an end, but a source close to the former couple claims jealousy played a major part in the split. Kelly was the high-income earner with singing career and a successful talk show, as well as being the star of The Voice. Sources say that Brandon was extremely jealous. The envy reportedly became toxic for their relationship, eventually leading Kelly to call it quits.
One of the lawyers for Disney has slammed Scarlett Johansson’s lawsuit as a ‘highly orchestrated’ public relations stunt designed to get the company ‘to write a check.’ She claims that she lost out on more than $50 million when the Black Widow film was simultaneously released on Disney+ and in cinemas. She claimed she had been guaranteed the movie would have an exclusive release at the cinema only, and that the bulk of her salary was based on the box office performance.
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