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70% of people admit they’ve double dipped in the past, according to a new survey . . . but 83% say the pandemic will keep them from doing that from now on.  (Full Story)

Even with fewer Super Bowl parties this year, Americans are still projected to eat a record number of chicken wings during the Super Bowl . . . approximately 1.42 billion.  (Full Story)

A Woman Who Won’t Leave a Flight Lets Out an Insane Scream

A man in Japan accidentally swallowed a toothpick . . . and it got stuck in his rectum, wedged against a nerve cluster, which caused him months of back and leg pain.  (Full Story)

Police are looking for a man in Virginia who robbed a Chick-fil-A employee . . . while the employee was standing outside at the drive-thru taking orders.  (Full Story)

Florissant man charged with killing supervisor after being fired – Fox2Now

Senate Democrats introduce bill to make D.C. the 51st state – CBSNews

Walmart adding automated warehouses with robots to stores to help fulfill pickup, delivery orders – USAToday

Could You Help Your Kid with Homework If You Didn’t Have Google? – StudyFinds

The #1 Thing Moms Want for Valentine’s Day Is to Be Left Alone – PRNewswire

BBC Wales guest goes viral after leaving VERY explicit object on the shelf behind her while she shared her experience of pandemic unemployment – Dailymail

If this work from home thing continues for a lot longer, Nissan will have you covered.  They just created a concept car that’s a minivan with an entire desk and workspace built in.

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The legendary CLORIS LEACHMAN passed away Tuesday of natural causes.  She was 94 years old.  Cloris played Phyllis Lindstrom on “The Mary Tyler Moore Show” in the ’70s. Although she might be best known for Mel Brooks’ 1974 comedy “Young Frankenstein”. She won an Oscar for Best Supporting Actress for the 1971 drama “The Last Picture Show”.  She also won EIGHT Primetime Emmys and one Daytime Emmy. In the late ’80s, she took over for Charlotte Rae on “The Facts of Life”, and in 2008, she became the oldest contestant in the history of “Dancing with the Stars, at 82. She was also Gran in the “Croods” movies, and did voices on “Phineas and Ferb” and “Bob’s Burgers”.  And she had roles on “The Ellen Show”, “Malcolm in the Middle”, and “Raising Hope”. And, of course, we must never forget her work in the 2006 classic “Beerfest”, in which she played Great Gam-Gam, the former German prostitute who knows her way around a summer sausage. 

She and an actress whos name rhymes with Wetty Bite were friends, going back to the ’70s when they worked together on “Mary Tyler Moore”.  And just like Wetty Bite, Cloris was into animal rights. They even played rival grandmas in the 2010 comedy “You Again”

HALSEY is pregnant.  There’s no word how far along she is, but she’s already showing.  She made the announcement yesterday with a topless photo shoot.  Halsey didn’t say who the father is, but she tagged a man named Alev Aydin, who commented, quote, “Heart so full, I love you, sweetness.” She responded, quote, “I love you!!!!!!  And I love this mini human already.” Alev is a writer (slash) producer.  He and Halsey have been dating a few months, and they already have matching tattoos.  He’s 37, she’s 26.

As she often does, PAMELA ANDERSON made another fantastic decision over the holidays. She realized she had only gotten married once in 2020 and it was almost over.  She married her bodyguard.  The guy’s name is Dan Hayhurst, and they made The Big Mistake on Christmas Eve at Pam’s home on Vancouver Island.  She says, quote, “I’m exactly where I need to be . . . in the arms of a man who truly loves me.” It was a small ceremony with no family or friends present.  A member of one of Canada’s indigenous tribes acted as witness, and also sang “The Paddle Song, to signify a new journey. This was Pamela’s SIXTH wedding.  She was married to Tommy Lee from 1995 to 1998 . . . Kid Rock from 2006 to 2007 . . . Rick Salomon TWICE between 2007 and 2015 . . . and producer Jon Peters from 2020 to, um, 2020. More big news from Pam:  She’s quitting social media . . . because it’s a waste of time.

“Good Morning America” and “NFL on FOX” co-host Michael Strahan has tested positive for COVID-19. The Pro Football Hall of Famer has been off of his ABC morning duties this week. Strahan also appeared remotely on Sunday’s NFL on Fox broadcast. He may have been already quarantining then. According to reports, he is not dealing with any extreme symptoms 

SETH ROGEN’s mom Sandy is kind of a legend on Twitter . . . so it’s not surprising that her press release for her son’s upcoming book is probably as much fun as the book itself. Seth’s book is called “Yearbook”.  It’s not a memoir, but a collection of true stories from his life.  It’s coming out in May. Here’s what Sandy had to say about it . . . quote, “If I’m being honest, I really wish there wasn’t so much drug talk.  Why does he need all that?  It’s like ‘We get it!’ “And some of the stories?  I mean, they’re entertaining, but I was just shocked they happened and he never told me! “Overall, I think it’s more sweet and funny than anything, so I like it, and I’m glad he wrote it, but I’d be even more glad if he called me more.”

StarWarsLeaks on Reddit discovered the production listing for The Mandalorian and found that season 3 will begin filming April 5th. The show takes a long time to make; when season one debuted during November 2019, season two was already being filmed and didn’t even debut until last October. While there’s no season three premiere date for The Mandalorian, Disney+ says another Star Wars series, The Book of Boba Fett, will premiere this December.  There’s talk that The Mandalorian’s third season won’t premiere until sometime in 2022. 

There was a lot of criticism about WarnerMedia’s decision to release all their 2021 movies on HBO Max, due to the pandemic.  But an exec says it was “the right call,” as it was mentioned that HBO Max subscriptions doubled in the last three months of last year,”largely due to ‘Wonder Woman 1984’,” which was released on HBO Max on Christmas Day.  There aren’t any actual viewership numbers . . . and there’s no way to know if people signed up JUST because of “Wonder Woman 1984”. 

Thanks to COVID-19, the new James Bond movie “No Time to Die” has been delayed almost two years.  It’s now scheduled to come out on October 8th. The British tabloids say that’s a problem, because some of the technology showcased in the movie is already “out of date,” and it’s possible they may need to do some reshoots to modernize it. That seems extreme . . . but it could be important, because of product placement.  Tech companies like Nokia and the watch company Omega have reportedly paid big bucks to have their latest products showcased in the movie.  There’s no official word on any reshoots though. 

Here’s a pitch I’d love to hear: “It’s ‘Jurassic Park’, but all the dinosaurs are Pee Wee Herman!” 

People are bored enough to start RE-WATCHING stuff they’ve already seen. Not CLASSIC movies and shows from our childhood . . . it’s recent stuff, like “Game of Thrones” and “New Girl”.  So I have a list of what some people think are the most rewatchable shows. Here’s what they came up with: 

  1. “Super Super Rewatchable,” which they graded “Level 5” shows:  “Veep”, “Fleabag”, and “Schitt’s Creek” 
  1. “Very Rewatchable,” or “Level 4” shows:  “New Girl”, “Breaking Bad”, “The Office”, “Parks and Recreation”, and “Friday Night Lights” 
  1. “Moderately Engaging,” or “Level 3” rewatchabilty:  “Mad Men”, “The Good Place”, “The Americans”, “Community”, “Boardwalk Empire”, and “Justified” 
  1. “Hit or Miss,” or “Level 2” rewatchabilty:  “Game of Thrones”

The live music industry has been hit hard by the coronavirus.  So it’s not surprising that they want to help get people vaccinated. Live Nation, AEG, and other live events organizations sent a letter to PRESIDENT BIDEN offering to turn concert venues into vaccination sites. They said, quote, “These vaccines are our best chance at putting COVID-19 behind us, and our experiences organizing events and managing crowds now put us in the unique position of being the best prepared and most qualified industry to support the vaccination effort and get this country on the road to recovery.” 

With less than two weeks to go before he hits the field for the Super Bowl Halftime Show, THE WEEKND has released an 18-song greatest hits album called “The Highlights”. You can order it now, but the CD version won’t ship for two to three weeks.  It’s also not available on the major streaming services . . . and there’s no word if or when it will be. 

The second in Jimmy Eat World’s global stream series, Phoenix Sessions, has the band performing their 5th studio album Futures in its entirety.  Tickets are on sale for the January 29th show at jimmyeatworldlive.com 

System of A Down will help wounded soldiers in, Armenia, with a livestream fundraiser this Saturday, January 30th. The band will also premiere the music video for “Genocidal Humanoidz” during the show.  Subscribe to their YouTube channel for the livestream.

The fifth show from MxPx’s Between This World and The Next livestream series, the band says you can request songs and chat with other fans throughout the show.  From their living room to yours; grab tickets to the January 30th show at mxpx.com

Switchfoot‘s Sunday, January 31st livestream at their website (switchfoot.com) to see the Grammy winners perform live for a hometown show at San Diego’s Petco Park. 

The U.S. Navy Band turned Taylor Swift’s “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together” into a sea shanty.

A British group did a sea shanty version of Nickelback’s “Rockstar,” and when the band found out, they added their own vocals on it.

Rock + Metal Bands That Formed 30 Years Ago

Rage Against the Machine

Rage Against the Machine probably never would’ve existed if Tom Morello’s prior band Lock Up hadn’t failed to succeed. He reconnected with drummer Brad Wilk, who had auditioned for Lock Up, and the two began jamming, according to a 1999 issue of Kerrang!. Eventually, they were connected with Tim Commerford and Zack de la Rocha, and one of the most legendary bands of all time was born.

Incubus

Incubus formed while Brandon Boyd, Mike Einziger, Alex Katunich and José Pasillas were still in high school. In a House of Blues interview in 1998, they admitted that they didn’t have a name for awhile after forming, only coming up with Incubus when they were going to be playing a show.

Oasis

Surely we don’t need to tell you this, but Oasis are one of the bands on this list that are definitely not together anymore. Ongoing arguments between brothers Liam and Noel Gallagher led to their split in 2009. They weren’t quite on speaking terms again until early 2020, when the Sun reported that their children convinced them to start talking again.

Powerman 5000

Frontman Spider One created Powerman 5000 after he won awards for a single he made called “Much Evil,” according to Conscience Records. He recruited musicians to turn the project into a band, which has had a rotating lineup ever since. Spider One is the one consistent member.

AFI

AFI have gone through several lineup and even genre changes, but they’re still around, 30 years later. Frontman Davey Havok and drummer Adam Carson are the only original members still in it, though.

Vertical Horizon

Billboard Magazine wrote that Vertical Horizon were formed by singer Matt Scannell and guitarist Keith Kane while the two were attending Georgetown University. They spent their early years as a duo before expanding into a full band, but today, Scannell is the sole constant member.

Counting Crows

Vocalist Adam Duritz and guitarist David Bryson originally started Counting Crows as an acoustic duo before they recruited other musicians to form a full band, according to an interview with Bullz-Eye. They’ve released seven studio albums and are still together today, though they have had a few members come and go throughout their years.

CELEBRITIES CELEBRATING A BIRTHDAY TODAY 

Modern Family’s Ariel Winter is 23. She played Alex Dunphy.

He plays Luther in The Umbrella Academy, Tom Hopper, is 36.

Actor Elijah Wood is 40. Frodo Baggins in the “Lord of the Rings” trilogy.  He’s also in the “Hobbit” movies . . . even though his character didn’t appear in the book..

Backstreet Boy Nick Carter is 41.

Pro wrestler Sheamus is 43.

NSYNC’s Joey Fatone is 44.

Former NFL quarterback Daunte Culpepper is 44.

Rapper Rick Ross is 45.

The newest Supreme Court Justice, Amy Coney Barrett, is 49.

Writer and TV guy Mo Rocca is 52.

Singer Sarah McLachlan is 53. Her main talent is making people feel sorry for stray kittens and abused beagles.

NBA coach Gregg Popovich is 72.

Actor Alan Alda is 85. Hawkeye Pierce on “M*A*S*H” . . . AND Senator Arnold Vinick on “The West Wing”.

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Ebony Ayes

Today’s birthday girl has been in 185 fine films…including:

 

– Backfield in Motion

– Big Melons 11, 25, 27, and 31

– The Breast of America

– Dr. Juice’s Lust Potion

– Flesh For Frankenstein

– Lesbian She Fights

– Pressing The Flesh

– And who could forget her role in 1987’s Genital Hospital

Ebony Ayes is 59 years old today.

 

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After picking up a 5-4 win in shootouts against the Golden Knights the Blues are back on the ice against Vegas tonight.  The Blues look to pick up their first series sweep of the season.  Puck drop is scheduled for 8PM.  The team did announce something pretty awesome yesterday.  The will allow about 1,400 ticketed fans to come to games starting in February.  Season ticket holders are going to have first dibs but then all remaining tickets will be released to the public.  

Well we now know who will be wearing what color next weekend.  Tom Brady and his Bucs have decided – that even though they are the home team – they will wear their road WHITE jerseys and the Chiefs will wear their home red jerseys.  

Looks like the Houston Texans have a new head coach.  Apparently they are in the final steps of hiring Ravens assistant coach David Culley.  Cully is 65 and has spent 27 seasons in the NFL as a coach.  He was the Ravens receiving coach for the past 2 years.  

Remember last weekend when the Packers kicked a field goal when they were down by 8 points and people were really confused why they wouldn’t go for it even though they were in the red zone?  Well, apparently, the higher ups in Green Bay were confused too.  Because, the special teams coordinator was just fired after two seasons with the team.  Now, they didn’t say it was SOLEY because of that, but you can only assume.  

Looks like Jared Goff isn’t the for sure starter next year in LA.  The Rams announced yesterday that Goff and John Wolford will have a competition to see who will be the starter next season…and thats IF and only IF the two are even on the roster next season.  

Another long time TE is retiring from the NFL.  Former Cowboy and current Raider Jason Whitten announced that he will retire after 17 years in the NFL.  This is the second time that Whitten retired.  He plans to sign a one day contract with Dallas so he can retire as a Cowboy. 

The NBA has updated its health and safety protocols.  At the beginning of the month the league said that all players and staffers pretty much must stay at their homes except for attending essential team activities.  Now, yesterday, the league announced that if players are on the road they are allowed to accept visits from four family members or friends.  Those people, must test negative for COVID twice before and after their visit. 

This story is crazy.  Just bear down.  Former Seahawk Offensive Lineman Chad Wheeler has been charged with one count of first degree domestic violence assault, dome sting violence unlawful imprisonment, and resisting arrest.  Wheeler was arrested Friday in Kent, Washington after allegedly assaulting his girlfriend. Prosecutors said in court documents that Wheeler “strangled, suffocated and beat the victim into unconsciousness—twice—both times leaving her for dead as blood poured from her nose and mouth, and into her stomach and lungs. The woman told police Wheeler attacked her after he demanded that she bow to him and she refused. She said he strangled her with both hands until she lost consciousness, and when she regained consciousness he said, “Wow you’re alive?” The woman then fled to the bathroom, locked herself inside and called 911, though Wheeler picked the lock, entered and began to apologize. Per Henderson, the police reported that when they arrived, the woman “was crying in pain, with her face covered in blood and her left arm swollen and limp against her body” and “she also had noticeable fingerprints on both sides of her neck.”