12 Stats from Match.com’s 12th Annual “Singles in America” Study – LINK
Which Delivery Service Has the Most Attractive Drivers? – LINK
Feeling Lonely? Man-Sized Emotional Support Teddy Bears Now Exist – LINK
Man wins legal right to be ‘boring’ at work, gets $3K from company – LINK
Somebody check on Britney. The pop star blasted out that she’s very unhappy with an unnamed celeb in a recent social media post. “SUP BIRDS !!! Come on b***h, clap back at me for two minutes … My own party !!! Smartest one … VERY GOOD !!!” Spears wrote in the post, accompanying a portrait of a woman with a pair of sunglasses Photoshopped onto her face. “You’re such a classy famous person you piece of ISH … I finally said it !!! Shade!!! I’m only human … what can I say F**K YOU !!!,” she concluded. Fans believe it’s her sister Jamie Lynn Spears, who’s been in the public eye recently due to her role in the upcoming Fox reality competition Special Forces: World’s Toughest Test. The fun didn’t stop there. Britney then posted a strange video of her wearing her Grandmother’s veil and then she posed nude in the bathtub.
Disney had good news and bad news from the box office over the holiday. Black Panther: Wakanda Forever remained the number-one film in theaters taking in $64 million over the five days between Wednesday and Sunday. It has been three weeks at the top for the Marvel sequel. The hyped-up Disney animation film Strange World didn’t connect with customers. Even though the new release finished second, the movie only brought in $18.6 million over the holiday period. The film was projected to make $30 to $40 million on opening weekend. Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery, Devotion, and The Menu round out the top five movies of the weekend.
Irene Cara, who starred in, and sang the theme song of “Fame”, died on Friday at her home in Florida. She was only 63. Her publicist says no cause of death is known as of yet. Irene big break came with the 1980 film “Fame”. She had her biggest hit in 1983, another theme song, “Flashdance . . . What a Feeling”.
Korean actor O Yeong-su won a Golden Globe for “Squid Game”. He was player 001, the kindly old man who – well – has a big twist at the end. Well, here’s another big reveal: He also may be in some trouble for some stuff involving a woman a few years back. ALLEGEDLY. He’s been indicted in South Korea for inappropriately touching a woman multiple times a few years ago. He denies it, though. He says he only held the woman’s hand once, and apologized. But he’s not admitting to any wrongdoing. He turned 78 last month.
We heard recently that the Cleveland-area home from the 1983 classic “A Christmas Story” was for sale. We also heard that former child actor Yano Anaya . . . who played Grover Dill in the movie . . . was trying to put together a group to BUY the house. Unfortunately for him, it doesn’t seem to be going too well. Earlier this month, Yano was outside the house taking pictures with fans, when the OWNER . . . a guy named Brian Jones . . . showed up and started SCREAMING at him to get off the property. During his tirade, he called Yanno a scammer, a loser, and other things you can’t say on the radio. He also suggested that Yano was somehow screwing him over. In an interview after the incident, Jones said he didn’t want fans to be misled into contributing to a GoFundMe campaign that Yano’s group started to buy the house . . . because it’s NOT going to work. Quote, “I have no association with any GoFundMe campaign. I am not selling the house through Go Fund Me, so fans should not contribute to that fund under false pretenses, thinking their money is going toward buying the house. I am entertaining offers only from qualified buyers through my real estate broker.”
We’re still “anxiously” awaiting the release of “Winnie-the-Pooh: Blood and Honey”. But there’s even MORE to look forward to after that. The people behind that one are also working on “Bambi: The Reckoning”. You pretty much know where this one’s going: Bambi’s mother is killed, and he becomes a “vicious killing machine that lurks in the wilderness.” The original novel “Bambi” was published in 1923, so it’s in the public domain now. The director of “Winnie-the-Pooh”, is producing this one. And he’s got a pretty full slate. He’s producing and/or directing a whole bunch of horror movies, including: “Return of Krampus”, “Winnie-the-Pooh Blood and Honey 2”, “Three Blind Mice”, “Rise of the Loch Ness”, “Mary Had a Little Lamb”, “Peter Pan’s Neverland Nightmare”, “Jurassic Theme Park”, and, perhaps most importantly . . . “Spiders on a Plane”.
Dwayne The Rock Johnson would like to come clean about his teenage shoplifting spree. It was one item in particular. Here’s what he posted, as he visited a 7-11 convenience store. He also bought everyone’s stuff who was waiting in line, as well as took pictures with them. Obviously they were all blown away to see him there.
Though the annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade took place on Thursday morning in New York City, there was one notable missing familiar face from the celebration: Al Roker. Hoda Kotb and Savannah Guthrie took a moment during the NBC telecast to acknowledge the weatherman and anchor’s absence amid his recent hospitalization (LINK) for multiple blood clots in his leg. “For the past 27 parades, at this moment Savannah, we would turn to Al Roker who’s our Today Show colleague and our best pal. But as a lot of you have heard, Al’s recovering and he’s recovering very well from a recent medical issue. We just want to say we love you, Al. Wonder if you’re watching? But, we wish you a full recovery.”
Buzzfeed put together a list of the “Weirdest and Wildest TV Controversies Ever”.
Here are some of the highlights:
- “Tiny Toon Adventures” characters drive drunk and DIE: Buster Bunny, Hamton J. Pig, and Plucky Duck steal a police car and drive it off a cliff. All to teach kids not to drink and drive. The episode was banned.
- “Kid Nation”: CBS thought it would be a good idea to take a bunch of 8- to 15-year-olds and let them “govern” a small town for themselves. Some accused the show of child abuse and violating child labor laws, and a few kids got hurt.
- Charisma Carpenter was fired from “Angel” after she got pregnant: She even claims that creator Joss Whedon went so far as to ask her if she was “going to keep it” before he let her go.
- “Seinfeld” offends Puerto Rico: In the show’s second-to-last episode, Kramer stomps on a Puerto Rican flag . . . but only because it’s on fire and he’s trying to put it out.
- Keri Russell cuts her hair during “Felicity”: Ratings started to decline BEFORE Keri showed off her new ‘do . . . but the media ran with the idea that her new hairstyle had doomed the show.
- A “Pokemon” episode causes kids to have convulsions: The episode was called “Computer Warrior Porygon”, and it contained strobe-lighting effects that caused about 600 kids to suffer convulsions, headaches and breathing problems. It never aired again.
- An entire season of “Dallas” was written off as a dream: When Patrick Duffy decided to leave the show, his character, Bobby Ewing, was killed off at the end of the eighth season. When he decided to RETURN a year later, they ended Season 9 by revealing that he was STILL ALIVE, and the entire season was just his wife’s dream.
Tis the season to be jolly and nothing induces holiday cheer more than watching a good movie. In the hopes that your holidays are more delight than despair, and your eggnog more nog than egg, the NY Post put together a list of Christmas movies with each zodiac sign (LINK) in mind. From new releases to holiday classics, read on, lean in and be made merry.
ARIES – Steppin Into The Holiday with Mario Lopez on the Hallmark Channel.
TAURUS – Catering Christmas on Great American Family.
GEMINI – The Santa Clauses (The Series)
CANCER – Falling For Christmas on Netflix
LEO – Christmas With You on Netflix with Freddie Prinze Jr
VIRGO – Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer
LIBRA – Designing Christmas ((A Holiday Themed Renovation Show))
SCORPIO – Spirited (The Ryan Reynolds/Will Ferrell Apple TV Movie)
SAGITTARIUS – A Boy Called Christmas on Netflix
CAPRICORN – National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation
AQUARIUS – Home Alone
PISCES – Lights, Camera, Christmas from The Hallmark Channel
More bands broke up in 2022 than you might realize. These are the acts that decided to call it quits in 2022:
- Circa Survive wrote that they are on “indefinite hiatus”.
- The conflict between Every Time I Die singer Keith Buckley had with his bandmates ended up breaking up the band.
- Foreigner has announced their 2023 farewell tour.
- Genesis played their final show on March 26th.
- NOFX front man Fat Mike announced the band will play their final shows in 2023 and 2024.
- The Mighty Mighty Bosstones decided to end their “decades of brotherhood” this year.
Guns N’ Roses’ Thanksgiving show in Australia was infiltrated by DRONE PIRATES. Well, that’s what Axl Rose called them. There were drones flying above the stadium and close to the stage. He said it was the most intrusive thing he’s experienced. After the show he tweeted, quote, “According to the police it happens more often than not lately especially with sporting events. It’s not something we’re all that used to. We get it can be ‘fun’ to get [your] drone bootleg vid . . . But we’d appreciate it if anyone planning to be a drone pirate took the fans [and] the band into consideration [and] played [with your] toys somewhere else. Big thank you in advance!”
Shania Twain dropped a Deluxe version of her 1997 album “Come on Over” yesterday on Apple Music. One of the bonus tracks is a 1999 live recording of Shania and Elton John singing “You’re Still the One”. Check it out.
Let’s play a song…you guess who this artist is. The music video that goes along with her new single is up on the blog as well for you to check out.
“Rolling Stone” put together a list of the 100 best TV theme songs of all time. Here are the Top 20:
- “The Jeffersons”(1975 to 1985)
- A tie between “The Brady Bunch”(1969 to 1974) and “Gilligan’s Island” (1964 to 1967)
- “Sanford and Son”(1972 to 1977)
- “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend”(2015 to 2019)
- “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood”(1968 to 2001)
- “The Twilight Zone” (1959 to 1964)
- “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air”(1990 to 1996)
- “Friends”(1994 to 2004)
- “The O.C.”(2003 to 2007)
- “Too Many Cooks”(2014) (It was a TV short on Adult Swim.)
- “Game of Thrones”(2011 to 2019)
- “Hawaii Five-O” (1968 to 1980)
- “Cheers”(1982 to 1993)
- “The Wire”(2002 to 2008)
- “Mission: Impossible” (1966 to 1973)
- “The Rockford Files”(1974 to 1980)
- “The Muppet Show”(1976 to 1981)
- “The Simpsons”(1989 to Present)
- “The Sopranos”(1999 to 2007)
20. “All in the Family” (1971 to 1979)
CELEBRITIES CELEBRATING A BIRTHDAY
NASCAR driver Chase Elliott is 27
Nebula in “Guardians of the Galaxy”and Ruby Roundhouse in the “Jumanji” remake, Karen Gillan is 35.
Trey Songz is 38.
Nikki Swango in the third season of “Fargo”. You’d also know her as Bruce Willis’ daughter in the fourth “Die Hard”, or from the movies “10 Cloverfield Lane”, “Sky High”, and “Scott Pilgrim vs. the World”. Mary Elizabeth Winstead is 39.
Jon Stewart is 60.
Pearl Jam drummer Matt Cameron is 60.
Judd Nelson is 63.
You know him from “Westworld”, “Radio”, “Apollo 13”, “The Firm”, “The Right Stuff”, “The Rock” and “The Abyss”. Ed Harris is 72.
Former “Late Show” bandleader Paul Shaffer is 73.
Tony’s favorite Randy Newman is 79.
Motown founder Berry Gordy is 93
Today’s birthday girl has been in 408 fine films, including:
– 18 and Confused 8
– Addicted to Latex
– American Whore Story 2
– Army of Ass 6
– Bangin’ Burrito Bitches
– Gutter Mouths 34
– No Silicone Zone
– And who can forget her role in 2006’s Irritable Bowel Syndrome 3
Naudia Nyce is 42 years old
After losing 5-2 to the Tampa Bay Lightning on the 25th the Blues got a win against the Florida Panthers the following day in over time with a fainl of 5-4. The Blues take on the Dallas Stars here at Enterprise Center tonight at 7pm.
World Cup: The US DREW WITH ENGLAND Which is huge since England came out big against Iran in their first match and we have an extremely young team. But they hung in there and showed the world that we belong. Wales is at the bottom of the group table at the moment leaving Iran one point ahead of the US with this one group play match remaining. Which means…. It’s win or go home for the US. That match is tomorrow at 1pm our time. So far, France is the only team that has clinched advancement to the next round while Qatar and Canada have been eliminated after their first two games.
Cristiano Ronaldo has a massive offer to consider. The 37-year-old soccer star, who is parting ways with Manchester United has a very lucrative offer on his plate from another team. According to a new report, Saudi Arabian club Al Nassr is making Cristiano a six-figure deal. Ronaldo has been offered a three-year, $225 million deal to play for Al Nassr after the World Cup, via CBS Sports. Al Nassr is one of Asia’s most successful clubs, winning nine league titles. Ronaldo, currently playing in his fifth World Cup, has been in Al Nassr’s interest for quite some time, and that the moment, their interest in him is “stronger than ever.”
According to one publication Messi is close to an agreement with Inter Miami to join the team after the conclusion of the 2022-23 European season. Messi, 35, would be the highest-paid player in MLS history and also the highest-profile player to ever play in MLS.
Inter Miami is co-owned by David Beckham, the man who made waves in the 2000s when he came to MLS to play for LA Galaxy. That same publication also reports that Inter Miami is looking to recruit players who have played with Messi previously in Europe to join him in the United States. Messi scored 474 goals in 520 La Liga appearances for Barcelona and tallied a staggering 96 goals over 69 appearances over the 2011-12 and 2012-13 seasons as Barcelona was one of the best squads modern soccer history. Messi’s biggest priority at the moment is securing his first World Cup. He scored Argentina’s first goal on Saturday in a 2-0 win over Mexico that staved off elimination for the Argentines. Argentina can advance to the knockout rounds with a win over Poland in the final game of the group stage (LINK)
Pro Football Hall of Famer Deion Sanders may be ready to take a step to a bigger college coaching job.
Sanders, who is currently the head coach at Jackson State, has been offered the head-coaching job at Colorado and has interest in the job. Sanders’ track record at Jackson State has been impressive. Taking over a team that went 4-8 the year before he arrived, Sanders went 4-3 in the COVID-shortened 2020 season, then went 11-2 in 2021 and is 11-0 so far this season. It’s easy to see why a Power 5 school like Colorado would be interested in his services.
On Sunday against the Seahawks, Josh Jacobs added “best performance by a running back this season” to his 2022 resume. Seriously, these stats are insane: Rushing: 33 carries for 229 yards and two touchdowns. Receiving: Six catches for 74 yards. Add those up, and you get 39 (!) touches for 303 (!!!) total yards and two scores. Oh, and he also gave the Raiders a walk-off win in overtime with his 86-yard burst all the way to the house.
And Speaking of highlights. One of the best hits this season was delivered to Sean McVay. Yes the coach of the Los Angeles Rams was on the receiving end of some incidental contact during the team’s game against the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday. In the first quarter of the game, Rams tight end Roger Carter Jr. accidentally ran into McVay and nicked the coach’s jaw. McVay was seen moving his jaw around (LINK)