Google’s Year in Search 2020: The Top Searches, Stories, “How To” Questions, and More – Alphabet
Maplewood Boost Mobile clerk shoots attempted armed robbery suspect – Fox2Now
A family in San Diego lost their cat in September . . . and someone finally spotted him this week in a neighbor’s window. But now those neighbors are REFUSING to give the cat back . . . they pulled the “finders keepers” card. (Full Story)
A woman in Zambia just SUED her boyfriend after eight years of dating . . . because he hasn’t proposed, even though they have a kid together. Unfortunately, the judge told her there was nothing they could do for her. (Full Story)
A Mall Santa Is Arrested for Groping and Flashing a Teenage Coworker – FoxNews
Santa’s Salary Is $157,000-a-Year – Insure
FAO Schwarz Is Offering a One-Night-Only Stay on Airbnb – NYPost
One-third of people say they’re DREADING breaking the news to mom that they aren’t coming home for Christmas, according to a new survey. And most of them are going to procrastinate as long as possible . . . maybe even another WEEK from now. (Full Story)
After ‘cruise to nowhere’ returns early, Singapore says passenger does not have Covid – CNBC
Taylor Swift will drop new album at midnight – NME
Metallica will kick off 2021 with an exclusive release only at Walmart. Six Metallica albums, Kill ‘Em All, Ride The Lightning, Master of Puppets, Injustice for All, The Black Album and Hardwired…to Self Destruct, will be available in new colored vinyl – only at Walmart. The collection will arrive in stores January 29th. You can pre-order any of the exclusive albums now at walmart.com
Twenty One Pilots released a new Christmas track called, “Christmas Saves the Year“. Check it out.
Check out Kelly Clarkson singing One of Us by Joan Osborne
David Crosby is a two-time inductee in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, with the Byrds and with Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young. And he now says HE would like to sell his song catalog. He gives the reasons “I can’t work” and “Streaming stole my record money.” Here’s a montage of some of the songs he wrote and performed with those bands.
Post Malone‘s new line of custom Crocs (Post Malone x Crocs Duet Max Clog II) sold out in a few hours when released. But BEFORE all that happened he did something real bad ass. He had the principle at his old high school get the shoe size from every kid and staff member. Then he sent a pair to everyone there. Here is the principle telling the kids, Well, Grapevine HS has a student body of about 1,900 and with maybe 100 or so teachers … we’re talking somewhere in the 2,000 range. One last thing — Post gave away thousands of more pairs of his Crocs all over the world. He partnered with a charity called Musicians on Call — which brings tunes to hospital bedsides — and made sure volunteers and frontline workers involved got taken care of too.
If there’s an appropriate time frame that must be observed before something can be rebooted, HBO must be severely violating it. “True Blood” just ended its 7-season run in 2014, and there’s already a reboot in the works. Alan Ball is an executive producer. He’s the guy who developed the original show.
Miranda Cosgrove is coming back for another go at iCarly (2007-2012). Itll be on Paramount. Its being developed by some of the Simpson people. Nickelodeon will produce. Carly will be all grown up this time. Also, yesterday CBS All Access added 800 episodes of popular Nickelodeon series including Paw Patrol, Blaze and the Monster Machines and Dora the Explorer as well as a “Kids Mode” that allows parents and caregivers to limit content children can see based on program ratings.
NICOLAS CAGE is hosting a six-episode series for Netflix called “The History of Swear Words”. Each episode is 20 minutes, and focuses on the origins of a single word. Of the six, the only one I can say on the air is “damn”. The others start with the letters B, D, P . . . and of course, S and F. There will be celebrity guests, including Sarah Silverman, Nikki Glaser, and Nick Offerman. . . but also linguists, cognitive scientists, and lexicographers. It’s hitting Netflix on January 5th. I believe this is about all on the letter P I can play
KEVIN HART and WESLEY SNIPES will play brothers in a Netflix series called “True Story”. It’s actually NOT a true story . . . but it’s not a comedy, either. This will be Kevin’s first dramatic TV role. He’ll play a world-famous comedian who jeopardizes his career thanks to, quote, “a lost evening with his wayward older brother.” Kevin says, quote, “I’ve never been more excited about an acting project in my career. I’ve always been a fan of Wesley Snipes and working with him is mind-blowing.”
Theres a trailer for the new “Pinocchio”, starring ROBERTO BENIGNI as Geppetto
50 year old Mariah Carey has a New York Times best-seller with her book The Meaning of Mariah Carey, her life story from a low-income Long Island upbringing to the best-selling female artist of all time. Now she’s in talks to adapt the book into either a limited series or a feature film. And she may even direct whatever it turns out to be. No word on casting or when filming will start. Remember we are anxiously awaiting the same thing from Madonna who is also directing.
Google’s annual “Year in Search” report on what we GOOGLED THE MOST. Highlights from the entertainment-portions of the report:
The Top Five most-searched PEOPLE in the U.S.: Joe Biden, Kim Jong Un, Kamala Harris, Jacob Blake, who was shot by police in Kenosha, Wisconsin, and race car driver Ryan Newman, who almost died in a crash at the Daytona 500 in February.
The most-searched ACTORS: Tom Hanks, comedian Chris D’Elia, who was accused of sexual harassment and sending nude photos to underage girls, Jada Pinkett Smith, Timothée Chalamet, and Ricky Gervais.
The most-searched GAMES: “Among Us”, “Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout”, “Valorant”, “Genshin Impact”, and “Ghost of Tsushima”.
The most-searched LYRICS: “WAP”, “The Box”, “Godzilla”, “GOOBA”, and “Break My Stride”.
The most-searched MUSICAL ACTS: Shakira, August Alsina, Adele, Doja Cat, and Grimes.
The most-searched MOVIES: “Parasite”, the Korean thriller that won the Oscar for Best Picture, “1917”, “Black Panther”, “Harley Quinn: Birds of Prey”, and “Little Women”.
The most-searched POLITICIANS: Joe Biden, Kamala Harris, Boris Johnson, Mayor Pete Buttigieg, and Mike Bloomberg.
The most-searched SPORTS TEAMS: The Boston Celtics, the Miami Heat, the Kansas City Chiefs, the L.A. Clippers, and the Dallas Stars.
The most-searched TV SHOWS: “Tiger King”, “Cobra Kai”, “Ozark”, “The Umbrella Academy”, and “The Queen’s Gambit”.
“Forbes” released its annual latest list of the world’s 100 most powerful women . . . and this time around, they’re from 30 countries and they cover four generations. There are 10 heads of state, 38 CEOs, and five entertainers. German leader Angela Merkel is #1. Other notable women on the list include:
- Kamala Harris
- Nancy Pelosi
- Oprah Winfrey
- Queen Elizabeth the Second
- Taylor Swift
- Reese Witherspoon
Injured Bengals QB Joe Burrow is 24
Raven-Symoné is 35.
Meg White is 46. White Stripes
Bobby Flay is 56. “Iron Chef”.
Today’s BURTON BIRTHDAY of the DAY…he was in The Whole Nine Yards, Armageddon, Talladega Nights, and was even nominated for best supporting actor for his role in The Green Mile…he unfortunately died from a heart attack back in 2012. Michael Clarke Duncan would have been 63 years old today.
Today’s birthday girl has had her stockings up…in the air and on some shoulders…in 115 fine films including:
- This Is An Anal Hazard
- Orgies…The Next Level
- Rocco’s Animal Trainer
- Tag Team
- Welcome To The Anal Agency
- Outnumbered Volume 2
- And who could forget…her unforgettable role in….My Friend Is Hooking Up With My Mom And I’m Cool With It
KRYSTAL DEBOOR is 43 YEARS OLD
Yadier Molina is a free agent for the first time, and the 38-year-old seems to think that the St. Louis Cardinals aren’t taking his demands seriously. Per The Athletic, Molina turned down an offer that he termed “ridiculous.” Saxon did not provide any details about the conversation but noted that the veteran is hoping to ink a one-year deal with an option that is worth at least $10 million but “would prefer” a two-year contract. The lifetime Cardinals catcher, who joined the team in 2004, said in an interview last month that a number of teams are interested, including the New York Yankees, New York Mets and Los Angeles Angels, but he wants to remain in St. Louis.
Speaking of baseball – MLB put out their All-MLB team for 2020. Now, you can see the whole list on the blog today but lets go over some of the Cardinals making the first and second team honor. Yup. The full list can be seen at 1057thepoint.com/Rizz.
The NHL is looking to temporarily realign its divisions for the 2020-21 season as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Commissioner Gary Bettman revealed that the league’s realignment will likely feature a Canadian division as a result of border restrictions between the United States and Canada. The proposed Canadian division would feature Calgary, Edmonton, Montreal, Ottawa, Toronto, Vancouver, and Winnipeg — the seven Canadian franchises. There will also be three other division realignments. Where would STL fall? In a division with Anaheim , Arizona, Colorado , Dallas , LA San Jose , and Vegas. Get ready for some real late nights.
Tonight the Patriots are on the road as they take on the Rams for Thursday night football. Kick off is scheduled for 7:20PM. Make your picks at 1057thepoint.com/picks.
The NFL’s chief medical officer, Dr. Allen Sills, told reporters on Wednesday an outbreak of COVID-19 within the Carolina Panthers organization has been linked to a gathering of players outside team grounds. Carolina closed its facilities Monday and Tuesday after eight players were added to the reserve/COVID-19 list after Week 13. Wideouts DJ Moore and Curtis Samuel are among the athletes currently sidelined by the protocols. Players do not need to test positive for the virus to be placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list if they are considered high-risk close contacts of anyone currently infected. Though the Panthers were on a bye last week, daily testing still continued.
Though what James Harden really wants is a trade, he’ll be separated from the Houston Rockets until he can produce six negative tests for COVID-19. Harden was absent for individual workouts and still had not rejoined the team for the first day of practice on Sunday. Instead, Harden was in Atlanta, where he celebrated the birthday of rapper Lil Baby, and then spent time in Las Vegas. Harden did not arrive at the Toyota Center for his first COVID-19 test until Tuesday. The eight-time All-Star turned down an extension that would have made him the league’s first player to be paid more than $50 million per year. Instead, Harden wants to reunite with Kevin Durant on the Brooklyn Nets, where he would also be able to play alongside Kyrie Irving.
The Mizzou Tigers are now 4-0 after their win against Liberty last night. The Tigers ended up pulling out a 69-60 win. Their next game is the annual Bragging Rights game against Illinois. Normally played her in STL, the game will be played this weekend in Columbia after the Tigers won the rights to host the game in a coin flip. Illinois is currently the 6th ranked team in the country. SLU is also off until Saturday. They take on Evansville at 2PM.
And finally – this is one of the reasons why I love Mark Cuban. The Dallas Mavericks are reportedly cutting ties with long-time veteran guard J.J. Barea. The move comes a month after Barea, 36, signed a one-year, $2.6 million deal with the team. Despite that deal, the Mavericks reportedly expected to part ways with Barea before the 2020-21 NBA season. The contract was apparently team owner Mark Cuban’s way of thanking Barea for his contributions to the franchise. Barea has spent 11 of his 14 seasons with the Mavericks. He won a championship with the team during the 2010-11 season.