The Dish: Nate Solder, Jordan Richards, Rob Gronkowski and more...
FLIPPING OUT: Yesterday was National Pancake Day (your card’s in the mail), and New England Patriots players Nate Solder and Jordan Richards lifted some flapjacks — and some spirits — with a visit to Boston Children’s Hospital. The pair wielded their spatulas and served patients and their families. We think the phrase “breakfast of champions” would about sum this up.
GRONK THANKS: Our favorite big kidder Rob Gronkowski hung with some pretty fantastic littles yesterday at Sheffield Elementary in Turners Falls. The Pats tight end was there to thank the school for raising more than $17,000 at their Buzz Off event on Jan. 19, where participants shaved their heads to raise money for pediatric cancer org, One Mission.
Gronk answered some pretty tough questions from the young audience, revealing his favorite pre-game snack — a PB and J sandwich and chocolate milk — and favorite ice cream flavor, Cookies and Cream. Run by Assistant Principal Christine Limoges, the event was in honor of student Dimitri Conway, who is in remission from leukemia. Founded by Ashley and Ari Haseotes after their infant son was diagnosed with cancer in 2005, One Mission’s goal is to make life brighter for kids and their families during their cancer treatment.
Registration is now open for the June 4 Buzz Off at Gillette Stadium at www.Buzzforkids.org.
COLD COMFORT: They did it to celebrate National Cereal Day, but really, when you’re Ben & Jerry’s, you can launch new flavors anytime and we’ll be happy.
The Vermont-based company’s Cereal Splashback flavors are Fruit Loot: Cereal milk ice cream with a crisp fruit cereal swirl; Frozen Flakes: Cereal milk ice cream with a crisp cereal swirl and Cocoa Loco: Chocolate cereal milk ice cream with a crisp chocolate cereal swirl. They’re available only at Ben & Jerry’s Scoop Shops (Harvard Square, Newbury Street and the New England Aquarium) — and we’re pretty sure you can have them for breakfast.
NO SNAKES: It’s been confirmed — “Indiana Jones 5” is a go. Disney chairman Alan Horn gave the official thumbs up: “Indiana Jones is one of the greatest heroes in cinematic history, and we can’t wait to bring him back to the screen in 2019.”
The Daily Mail reports that Harrison Ford will reprise his iconic role as Indy, and Steven Spielberg will direct. It’s been 11 years since the fourth movie — “Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull” — was released. “Indiana Jones and the Search for the Missing Bifocals” anyone?
Erica Corsano contributed to this report.