- The E! News Network says Sharon Osbourne has revealed that daughter Kelly recently had a baby. The boy's name is Sydney. Kelly Instagrammed, "I am not ready to share him with the world. It is no one’s place but mine to share any information about my baby!"
- Pop Culture magazine says ''Black Panther: Wakanda Forever'' is going to start streaming on Disney+ on Wednesday, February 1st.
- Radar Online claims Tori Spelling allegedly owes the IRS $1.3 million. The website says Tori owes the government the money from 2016 and 2017. Tori has settled her $80,000 American Express credit card debt.
- A new study by Finder.com reveals that Americans waste $397 million a year on unused health club memberships. 7.4% of people go to the health club once a month or less.
- Business Insider says Amazon allegedly plans to layoff 17,000 workers. That's 7,000 more than the company originally planned. No word on if the layoffs will affect delivery speed
- NBC says Kohler is selling a new $11,500 smart toilet. The toilet has LED lights, a heated seat, an emergency flush option in case of a power outage, a deodorizing system, a bidet and room for a speaker.
- The Action Sports Network says a Houston furniture store owner, named Mattress Mack, has placed a $1.5 million bet on TCU to beat Georgia in college football's national championship game. Mac would win $5.5 million with a TCU victory
- The Robb Report says VIP tickets to Monday's College Football National Championship Game cost $25,000. A suite for 20 people costs $158,000. The average price for all seats is currently $2,117
People Beating Flu, Coronavirus And Common Cold With Potato Sock Trend: The NY Post says people are placing potatoes in their socks in an effort to beat the flu, the Coronavirus and the common cold. The Potato Sock Trend started on Tik-Tok. Videos of the trend have been viewed 8.1 billion times. People place the potatoes under their feet before the spuds allegedly draw out toxins in the body.
The Internet reacts ...
“It works!! My daughter has been feeling so much better!!”
“Whatever it pulled out of my body, it worked. I feel so much better.”
“I did this last night and feel so much better.”
Nicky Youre tells Songwriter Universe magazine that writing "Sunroof" was easy."When I tried writing 'Sunroof,' it just flew out of me. I remember saying, 'I got my head out the sunroof,' and I was like, 'Oh, that's so cool. I don't know where this came from, but I've gotta keep it.' And I think with all my best songs that I've written so far, I've kind of pulled them out of thin air. That's how a lot of my friends in the industry describe it—like there's always songs above us, like, floating. Sometimes you pull out a really good one and sometimes you pull out a really [crummy] one. That's just how it is, and I guess I got lucky with a good one that day."
Pink tells ABC that her new songs are her best work because she spent so much time creating them. ""I took time. I had time and I had a lot of really devastating things happen. My son and I got really sick with Covid.That sort of distilled down for me what actually matters. And it takes a crisis to do that. It takes your kids getting sick to be like, 'Okay, none of this matters. I wanna see my kids grow up. That's what I want.' I want to only put truth into the world. I want to only be authentic. And I want to be kinder and a better person. I just started making music and speaking in melody. And it came together.
Taylor Swift tells Billboard magazine that she feels more creative now than she did in her twenties. "I definitely feel more free to create now. And I'm making more albums at a more rapid pace than I ever did before, because I think the more art you create, hopefully the less pressure you put on yourself. It's just a phase I'm in right now. And everybody's different. There are people, who put an album out every five years and it's brilliant and that's the way they work. And I have full respect for that. But I'm happier when I'm making things more often."
Sia tells Nightline that she doesn't want the life of a famous person. "I've been writing pop songs for pop stars now for a couple of years and I've become friends with them and see what their life is like and that's not something I want."
Contact Music says Rihanna wants another child. A source tells the website, "Being a mom has changed Ri’s life for the better in every way. She and Rocky are totally in sync as parents and are loving the experience. It’s brought them so much closer as a couple. Ri wants a big family – she doesn’t see any need to hang around and feels ready now her body has fully healed and recovered from the delivery in mid-May."
BuzzFeed News says Prince William allegedly assaulted Prince Harry during an argument about Meghan Markle. The website says Harry wrote the following passage in his book: “It all happened so fast. So very fast. He grabbed me by the collar, ripping my necklace, and he knocked me to the floor. I landed on the dog’s bowl, which cracked under my back, the pieces cutting into me. I lay there for a moment, dazed, then got to my feet and told him to get out.”
Yahoo News says the son of Black Panther star Angela Bassett has apologized for his Tik-Tok death prank. 'Slater' videotaped himself reading a false headline announcing that Michael B Jordan had died at the age of 35. Angela was stunned and placed her hand over her chest. Slater's father told him to stop playing around.
Slater later issued an apology video and said, “I apologize to Michael B. Jordan’s entire family, his extended family and him directly as he is an idol of mine. Taking part in a trend like this is completely disrespectful. I don’t wish any bad ramifications upon his family nor my parents, as they deserve none of the backlash. I own this was a mistake. I hope this can be a teaching lesson to anyone who uses social media as a tool and a source of entertainment to truly understand that your actions can have consequences that extend
US Weekly Magazine says Brad Pitt is quickly falling for Ines de Ramon. A source tells the magazine, “They’ve been hanging out a ton, taking in art shows in L.A. and jamming to music and watching movies over at his place, He’s been cooking for her, they work out and go on hikes, go over projects they both have and bounce ideas off each other too. Brad has gone from seeing this as a fling to wanting to spend all his time with her. The other girls he was flirting with or considering as dates have all gradually disappeared. It seems just a matter of time before they’re officially exclusive. She’s a great match for Brad if he’s serious about making it last.”
Screen Rant says Bryan Cranston is going to portray his Breaking Bad character, Walter White, for a Super Bowl commercial for PopCorners. Bryan posted a picture of himself dressed as Walter yesterday while holding a bag of the popped chips. Details about the commercial are being kept secret
Geo TV says Bill Engvall has confirmed his retirement from stand-up comedy.They quote him as saying, "I had a friend of mine call me the other night, 'what do you retire for you're at the top of your game?' And I said, 'that's when I want to go out.' I never wanted to be that act that people watching go, ‘you should have stopped last year.’ I used to tell my wife that one of my fears of was dying on the road, and when we lost Bob Saget and some of these other guys, I (thought), the longer you do this, the odds are greater that's going to happen. We're never able to cheat death, but I've got grandkids now, and I want to be a part of their life. There's just more out there for me to do.
TMZ has released more details about Jeremy Renner's snow plow accident. The snow plow toppled on him and left him with a bloody head, collapsed chest and crushed torso. Jeremy fought to get back into the driver's seat of the runaway snow plow as he was being crushed.
The NY Post says Jamie Foxx threw a lavish birthday party for his 80 year old mother, Louise. He and 20 friends went to a Miami steakhouse were they downed steak, seafood, champagne, fried Oreos, several birthday cakes and a peanut butter Snickers pie. Shaquille O'Neal and Fat Joe were dining in the restaurant. They came over and wished Jamie's mom a happy birthday.
Tom Brady was recently speaking on the Let's Go podcast when he addressed retirement. He said, ''One day when I do have grandkids. Hopefully that's a long time from now, but, yeah, maybe I'll just actually, maybe I'll face one of 'em at some point in the playoffs. That's possible, too.''
Simon Cowell tells the E! News Network that he came close to hosting his own daytime talk show. "I got to the point where they built the set and I started to get anxious and then really stressed out, and I just walked out the meeting. I just said I literally couldn't do this. I just couldn't talk to people all day long. I'm not very good at talking."
A new survey by Slimming World reveals that 57% of people keep their diet a secret. Other findings:
- 32% of people are embarrassed about their need to lose weight
- 35% of people keep their dieting a secret so nobody will know if they happen to fail
Work From Home Survey
A new survey by Fiverr reveals that 42% of workers would quit their job if their boss forced them to be in the office full-time. Other findings:
- 70% of large company executives want employees in the office five days a week
- 20% of workers say there is no incentive that would make them want to return to the office
Unlucky Wedding Day Study
A new study by Paddy Power Games reveals that Thursday is the worst day of the week to get married. Researchers found that 16% of weddings that take place on a Thursday end in divorce. Thursday weddings are five times unluckier than Sunday weddings.
A spokesperson for the research group says, "If we're totally honest, the most shocking finding of this entire study was that 8% of [people] couldn't get past Question 1 because they couldn't remember what day of the week they got married. In light of that fact, it probably shouldn't be so surprising to find that more than a fifth of those individuals are now divorced!"
My son is sick with the flu. My mother-in-law is willing to watch him, but wants to be paid. She says we would pay a babysitter so why not her? Family doesn't charge family. I don't think we should have to pay our son's grandmother to watch him. She feels different. My husband is staying silent because he's a mama's boy. Should grandparents be paid to watch children?