Crocs Now Has “Ugly Christmas Sweater” Clogs – LINK
This Iconic Retailer Is Closing All But 6 Stores by the End of 2021 – LINK
One in Four Adults Say They Belong on Santa’s Naughty List This Year – LINK
Sex on the Beach Is Bad . . . for the Beach? – LINK
One in Six Men Have Had a Relationship Fight About Facial Hair – LINK
A Woman Made Out with a Guy, and His Stubble Gave Her a Staph Infection? – LINK
A Brothel Is Offering Free Sex to Anyone Who Gets Vaccinated – LINK
New Dating Trends Include “Communidating,” “Hesidating,” and “Baecations” – LINK
1 in 3 Men Have Done This Behind Their Partner’s Back, Data Shows – LINK
Well, it finally happened. BRITNEY SPEARS IS FREE. A judge made it official on Friday. There was absolute chaos outside the courthouse after the conservatorship was terminated. Britney posted a video and said, quote, “Good God I love my fans so much it’s crazy!!! “I think I’m gonna cry the rest of the day!!!! Best day ever . . . praise the Lord . . . can I get an Amen.” She added the hashtag “FREED Britney”. She also Tweeted a message about how grateful (LINK) she was to her fans.
The Astroworld disaster keeps getting sadder. On Sunday, a 9-year-old died from injuries sustained at the music festival. He was trampled during the crowd crush on November 5th. He was placed into a medically induced coma and passed away at Texas Children’s Hospital more than a week later. The 9 year old is the tenth person to die from injuries sustained at Astroworld.
Here’s an update to the story we had last week…The “Rust” film worker who suffered horrific injuries from a spider bite on the job won’t need to have his arm amputated … and it sounds like he’s going to get some workers’ comp. The guy tells TMZ … his left arm will be saved despite the grizzly photos of his severe reaction to a bite from a venomous brown recluse spider, which bit him while he was breaking down the movie set. He went under an invasive surgery where doctors removed a bunch of muscle and skin from his left arm, but he’s responding well to treatment and surgeries, so amputation is being ruled out after initial concerns he might lose his arm.
Even though critical reviews of Disney and Marvel’s Eternals have been mixed, the movie continues to win at the box office. The MCU epic finished first for the second week in a row with weekend receipts totaling $27.5 million. In its first week, Clifford The Big Red Dog came in second, making $22 million. Dune, No Time to Die, and Venom: Let There Be Carnage finishes out the top five films of the week.
Sylvester Stallone has revealed that his Marvel Cinematic Universe character is returning for Guardians of The Galaxy 3! The actor shared a behind-the-scenes look at the MCU team taking zillions of pictures of his face to recreate it digitally, calling it “science”. Stallone and Guardians director James Gunn also have a working relationship in the DC extended universe; Stallone voiced King Shark in Suicide Squad. Stallones’ character, also known as Starhawk, was last seen in 2017’s Guardians of The Galaxy 2. The third Guardians installment his theaters in 2023.
ADAM DRIVER has only been to Comic-Con in San Diego once, for his first “Star Wars” movie, “The Force Awakens”. But he’s not in a hurry to ever go again, or to conventions in general. During his appearance on “The Graham Norton Show” on Friday, he said, quote, “I didn’t know the rules . . . If you want to go outside, they’re like, ‘Put a mask on so nobody knows who you are.'” He didn’t realize he couldn’t leave his hotel room . . . not even to grab a coffee. Quote, “I opened my window, because I’d been in the room for 24 hours before this thing we were supposed to do . . .There was a band at the bottom of the building playing the ‘Star Wars’ theme on repeat, because we [the cast] were all staying in the hotel . . . It was scary . . . I mean, [Comic-Con] is nice, [but] I’m not anxious to go again (LINK)”
Red Notice has broken a Netflix record, becoming the most-watched film ever on the streaming service. The film began streaming on Friday. Netflix’s action-comedy Red Notice starring Hollywood heavyweights Dwayne Johnson, Gal Gadot, and Ryan Reynolds has opened to low box office returns. However, the cast and production are not concerned. The cast shared their excitement on social media. The production company dropped $200 million to make the film happen.
Over the summer, Jason Momoa and Dave Bautista started joking about a Lethal Weapon-style buddy cop movie that initially began as a tweet from Bautista before Momoa picked up the ball and ran with it during an appearance on The Late Late Show (LINK). Jump to this week, where the future buddy cop team are now wrapping up a four-studio bidding war, which reportedly saw MGM walk away with the winning bid for the untitled film. Momoa and Bautista are hoping to start filming in 2023 after they finish up production on Aquaman and The Lost Kingdom and Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol 3.
Daughtry has postponed its Dearly Beloved Tour after the sudden death of Chris Daughtry and his wife’s 25-year-old daughter, Hannah. Hannah was found dead in her Tennessee home on Friday. Her cause of death isn’t known but Daughtry’s wife, Deanna, wrote over the weekend “We are awaiting the autopsy results to determine how Hannah sustained the injuries that caused her death. Our hearts are broken.” Chris Daughtry wrote in a statement Saturday “I am still processing the last 24 hours. I am absolutely devastated and heartbroken” while revealing he had just lost his mother to cancer within the last week.
NHC, the new supergroup featuring Foo Fighters‘ Taylor Hawkins and Dave Navarro, have released two new songs: “Devil That You Know” and “Lazy Eyes.” Back in September, they posted two songs…and now we have two more. You can check out the link on today’s blog if you wanna check them out. (LINK)
The Queen is back. Beyoncé unveiled her new single “Be Alive,” on Sunday. Stream it below. The track is the Beyonce’s contribution to the upcoming biopic King Richard, which follows the life of Richard Williams (played by Will Smith) as he raises a young Venus and Serena Williams into two of the greatest athletes of all time. “Be Alive” is Beyoncé’s first thing put out since June of 2020. You can hear the full song on today’s blog. (LINK)
The headliners for the 2022 installment of the Welcome To Rockville (LINK) festival have just been announced. The event will once again be held at the Daytona International Speedway, the same place the 2021 festival is currently underway. Guns N’ Roses, Foo Fighters, KISS and Korn have all been announced as the four headlining acts for the festival, which will take place May 19-22, 2022.
PARIS HILTON spent most of the weekend celebrating her marriage to Carter Reum. Their actual wedding took place Thursday night at the Bel-Air estate of Paris’ late grandfather Barron Hilton. On Friday, they put on a CARNIVAL after-party, with lemonade, funnel cakes, and hot dogs . . . plus Paris Hilton-themed carnival games, a DJ, live performances, and a ferris wheel. Then Saturday night there was a fancy dinner back at the Hilton estate, followed by a night of dancing. And yes, there were celebrities. Among those who showed up for one or all the events were Kim Kardashian, Emma Roberts, Jaden Smith, Nicole and Sofia Richie,….Billy Idol, Kate Beckinsale, Paula Abdul, Lance Bass and Bebe Rexha. Weekend performers included Demi Lovato, Macy Gray, and DJ Diplo. Eventually you’ll be able to see all this chaos for yourself on Paris’ new Peacock series, “Paris In Love”.
Sorry…but it’s tough to say you have SAXY hair if you only wash it once every three week correct? Well…..Kenny G only washes his once every three weeks. He says, quote, “It doesn’t get dirty . . . I’m a clean guy.” Now, you’re probably wondering what he uses to keep his hair healthy. Well it won’t break your bank. His regimen includes Pantene shampoo and conditioner and MOP curl defining cream. Kenny says, quote, “Unfortunately, I don’t have any endorsements . . . So, I don’t gain anything by using them, other than they’re the right thing.”” Kenny has a documentary called “Listening to Kenny G” coming to HBO on December 2nd, and a new album called “New Standards” coming out December 3rd.
Celebrating a Birthday today:
Minnesota Timberwolves center Karl-Anthony Towns is 26
Shailene Woodley is 30. Tris in “Divergent”, Hazel in “The Fault in Our Stars”, and Jane Chapman on HBO’s “Big Little Lies”.
Nickelback’s Chad Kroeger is 47
Kevin Eubanks is 64. Jay Leno’s bandleader on “The Tonight Show”
Beverly D’Angelo is 70. Chevy Chase’s wife, Ellen Griswold, in the “Vacation” movies.
Sam Waterston is 81. Assistant D.A. Jack McCoy on “Law & Order”
Petula Clark is 89. Biggest hit: 1964’s “Downtown”.
The Blues came away empty-handed last night. This time it was a 5-4 loss to the Edmonton Oilers before a sellout crowd of 18,096 at Enterprise Center. Coming on the heels of a late 3-2 defeat Saturday in Carolina, it’s the third loss in a row for the Blues (0-2-1) who fell to 8-4-2 this season. Edmonton improved to 11-3-0.
Could Cristiano Ronaldo miss 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar? How Portugal could be out – LINK
Congratulations to the SLU soccer program! The Billikens (14-0-4) emerged as the lone unbeaten team in the country and with the longest unbeaten streak in a single season in program history. A 2-1 win yesterday’s Atlantic 10 tournament helped earn the program’s first NCAA Tournament berth since 2014. They were ranked No. 8 last week by the United Soccer Coaches, No. 2 by Top Drawer Soccer and No. 11 in the Ratings Percentage Index.
Former Raiders coach Jon Gruden is suing the NFL and Commissioner Roger Goodell, claiming out of 650,000 emails, the league handpicked and leaked his alleged racist, homophobic and misogynistic ones to “destroy” his career. Gruden’s attorney claimed last week that the NFL and Goodell “selectively leaked Gruden’s private correspondence…in order to harm Gruden’s reputation and force him out of his job” while calling the leak a “Soviet-style character assassination.” The NFL obtained the emails back in June while investigating the Washington football team’s workplace culture. The NFL denies Gruden’s claims.
You would have needed more than a jacket to stay warm at these NFL games. I have a list of the nine COLDEST games in history:
- Cowboys versus Packers in 1967 . . . It was -13 degrees with a wind chill of -48.
- Chargers versus Bengals in 1982 . . . It was -9 degrees with a wind chill of -59.
- Seahawks versus Vikings in 2016 . . . It was -6 degrees with a wind chill of -25.
- Giants versus Packers in 2008 . . . It was -4 degrees with a wind chill of -24.
- Raiders versus Browns in 1981 . . . It was -4 degrees with a wind chill of -36.
- Packers versus Vikings in 1972 . . . It was -2 degrees with a wind chill of -19.
- Bears versus Vikings in 1972 . . . It was -2 degrees with a wind chill of -15.
- Raiders versus Bills in 1994 . . . It was 0 degrees with a wind chill of -32.
- Raiders versus Packers in 1993 . . . It was 0 degrees with a wind chill of -20. (LINK)
Playing in his sixth Champions event, Phil Mickelson won for the fourth time after shooting a final-round 65 at Phoenix Country Club to claim the Charles Schwab Cup Championship (LINK) for the first time.