Day: May 6, 2016

Jennifer LawrenceBoulevard reviews the latest media coverage of the Oscar-winning Louisville native in our exclusive Jennifer Lawrence Diary™. Today’s news, rated on a scale of 1-5 stars:

One starWhat?! Fashion site Racked tees up a comparison between Lawrence and ancient-at-35 celebutante Paris Hilton, tying the two with a “Black Swan” movie analogy for their separate public appearances in New York City Wednesday night — and how they dressed. To wit:

“Enter America’s potty-mouthed sweetheart Jennifer Lawrence who, just across town that same night, hit up a VICELAND screening of Gloria Steinem’s Woman in a black bustier-topped Oscar de la Renta dress and a sheer lace skirt. Sexy! See-through! Similarly ballerina-inspired! I bet she even ordered a burger afterwards, because that’s totally a Black Swan move.”

One star, just for comparing Lawrence to Hilton.

First-ever case is a $51K victory for children who never lived with a rich ($60M!) parent


The Kentucky Supreme Court ordered NBA star Kenneth Faried to pay $4,250 a month child support for a daughter he fathered while playing at Morehead State University.

The 26-year-old Denver Nuggets forward has been pulling down $60 million over a four-year contract extension signed in 2014, according to The Courier-Journal. But he argued through his attorney that it was unfair to require him to pay for a lifestyle his daughter does not have.

The CJ says it was the first case of its kind in Kentucky. Faired’s daughter, Kyra, now 5 years old, lives with her mother in Owingsville, Ky., where her mother earns $1,050 a month at a gas station. The verdict, at $4,250 a month, would cost the player $51,000 a year.

Humana drops products; Kroger nixes alcohol plan, and mixed reviews for new Pizza Hut crust

A news summary, with a special focus on big Louisville employers; updated 1:10 p.m.

HUMANA is dropping individual insurance products in at least four states (Business First).

KROGER is dropping a controversial plan to change the way alcohol companies get their products onto its store shelves (Business Courier).

PIZZA HUT: Reviewers taste-tested the new bacon- and cheese-stuffed crust. The verdict: mixed, with the biggest complaint being it was “too greasy and heavy” (BusinessInsider).

TACO BELL and Snapchat teamed up for a special Cinco de Mayo promotion yesterday (AdWeek).

In other news, U.S. stocks slipped on a weaker-than-expected monthly jobs report (Reuters and Google Finance). Among big local employers, Kindred fell the most, recently trading for $13.11, down 2.5%.