- No one won Friday's Mega Millions lottery jackpot so Tuesday's drawing is worth $1.1 billion with a lump sum cash payout of $568.7 million. The jackpot will be the game's third largest ever. The odds of winning are 1 in 302 million
- ABC says the egg shortage is getting worse. Some bakeries that were paying $17 for a case of eggs in 2021 are now paying $97.
- TMZ says Eight is Enough star Adam Rich has died at the age of 54. He was found lifeless in his home. Adam played Nicholas Bradford on the series between 1977 and 1981. VH1 lists Adam as the 73rd greatest kid star of all time.
- A new survey by You Gov reveals that only 35% of people are interested in reading Prince Harry's new memoir, "Spare".
- Business Insider magazine says a pair of Michael Jordan's sneakers were recently auctioned off for $92,000. He wore the autographed Jordan 11 Concords in 1996.
- The Daily Mail says the karaoke company, The Singing Machine Company, debuted a new carpool karaoke system at the Consumer Electronics Show. The system has 100,000 songs and connects to your car through an app. The wireless microphone lasts for hours.
- Mashed magazine says Kellogg's has no plans to discontinue making Corn Pops. They tweeted, "No, we have not discontinued Corn Pops"
- Fox Business News says Southwest Airlines is expected to lose $825 million from their holiday flight cancellations between Christmas Eve and New Year's.
Hooray for Hollywood: Here are this past weekend's box office results.
1. "Avatar: The Way of Water," $45 million.
2. “M3gan,” $30.2 million. (CINEMA SCOOP .. The film cost $12 million to produce ... Deadline Hollywood says a sequel to the film is already in the works)
3. “Puss in Boots: The Last Wish,” $13.1 million.
4. “A Man Called Otto,” $4.2 million.
5. “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever,” $4 million.
6. “Whitney Houston: I Wanna Dance With Somebody,” $2.4 million.
7. “The Whale,” $1.5 million.
8. “Babylon,” $1.4 million.
9. “Violent Night,” $740,000.
10. “The Menu,” $713,000.
Damar Hamlin Update: NBC says the Buffalo Bills honored fallen teammate Damar Hamlin by wearing a number #3 patch on their jerseys yesterday. Other teams spray-painted his number #3 on their turf.
Total Pro Sports says Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes wore a hoodie that had Hamlin's picture on the back along with the words 'Hamlin Strong'.
Hamlin tweeted, ''When you put real love out into the world it comes back to you 3x's as much. The Love has been overwhelming, but I'm thankful for every single person that prayed for me and reached out. We brung the world back together behind this. If you know me you know this only gone make me stronger. On a long road keep praying for me!''
The Bills honored Hamlin before their game against the Patriots yesterday. They also announced the names of the medical staffers, who saved his life. Buffalo's Nyheim Hines honored Hamlin by taking the opening kickoff 96 yards for a touchdown. One of Buffalo's players gave a game ball to Danny Kellington, the man, who saved Hamlin's life with CPR.
WKBW says Hamlin is selling T-shirts that read: ''Did We Win?'' His first words after he woke up. Proceeds are going to First Responders and the University of Cincinnati Trauma Center, which saved his life after he collapsed on the field due to a cardiac arrest
Brobible says Pittsburgh Steelers players are under fire. They sacked the Browns' quarterback and then did a CPR celebration where one player performed CPR on another. People thought it was disrespectful to Hamlin
Chiefs 31, Raiders 13
Jaguars 20, Titans 16
Bengals 27, Ravens 16
Bills 35, Patriots 23
Commanders 26, Cowboys 6
Steelers 28, Browns 14
Eagles 22, Giants 16
Dolphins 11, Jets 6
Panthers 10, Saints 7
Vikings 29, Bears 13
Texans 32, Colts 31
Falcons 30, Buccaneers 17
49ers 38, Cardinals 13
Broncos 31, Chargers 28
Seahawks 19, Rams 16 (OT)
Taylor Swift tells Variety magazine that she wants to get more into directing. “I want to expand my horizons more. I've already directed a bunch of stuff. I enjoyed it and makes me want to direct more. Maybe one day I'll make a full movie about my life or something.”
The Daily Record says Lewis Capaldi recently tweeted out his phone number.When fans called, they were greeted with a message that said, "Hello, thanks for very much for calling! It's Lewis. It's absolutely pointless calling me, I have got nothing else to say."
Billie Eilish was recently on The Office Ladies podcast when she revealed she thought U2 was from Scranton, Pennsylvania because of a joke on "The Office" TV show. Scott asks Jim Halpert (John Krasinski), “Hey, what’s the group that was from Scranton that made it big? Was that U2?” Halpert replies, “Yes”.
Billie says, “There’s no pause, there’s no laugh, Honestly, in my head, I thought Jim thought, ‘Oh, that’s a stupid question’ because obviously, they’re the band that made it big from Scranton… I thought that was the vibe. This last June, we were in Ireland. I’m in my hotel and I get flowers delivered to my room. It has a little letter on it and it’s this really, really sweet letter and it says ‘From Bono'. The note said, “Welcome to my hometown”. I was like, ‘Why would he send me something in Ireland? What does this have to do with him?’ [because] U2 is from Scranton. I kept asking everyone, ‘What is Bono doing sending me flowers all the way across the world? Why would he do that?’ They were like, ‘Billie, what are you talking about? They’re Irish.’ I blame John for this.”
The NY Post says Billie Eilish's Los Angeles home was recently burglarized. Her parents own the home. Cops arrested a suspect and took him away in handcuffs. The man entered the property by jumping a fence. No word on what he was trying to steal.
The Daily Mail says Ed Sheeran is trademarking his new teddy bear logo so he can use it to make meals, snacks and sauces. Ed got a tattoo of the bear on his right bicep.
Lizzo tells Contact Music that she wants to record with Adele. “We’ve never talked about that. You know, what I’d do with Adele is play the flute. I’d play flute as she is that kind of artist. Adele called me and was like, ‘Lizzo, how do you do it? Are you okay? Do you want to come over and drink some wine. Do you want to talk?’ And I was like, yeah... “Shouting out my documentary the other day… she didn’t have to. She texted to say, ‘I hate documentaries unless you’re Tina Turner or The Beatles, but this is so good.’ And I was like, thank you."
Billy Joel tells Vulture.com that quality of work is more important than quantity."Certain composers only have so much productivity in them. Mozart wrote more than 40 symphonies; Beethoven wrote 9. That difference doesn’t mean one guy was better than the other. And I always looked at the Beatles as a template. They did 12 studio albums. By the time I got to my 12th album, I knew I didn't need to force myself to write anymore."
Gwen Stefani tells Music Mayhem magazine that you can't be afraid to take risks.“If I see something I believe in, I'm gonna back it. It doesn't matter how crazy it is. If you believe in something, go for it. Don't be afraid to take that risk. If you believe in something with all your heart, it's meant to be.”
Pat Benatar tells Vulture.com that she learned how to be tough when growing up. " I lived on a block with mostly boys. I was raised in a sweet community that was really working class. Being on a block with all boys and enjoying so much of what they were doing rather than Barbies and nail polish. I was a nice girl growing up — polite and very studious. But they taught me how to handle myself if I got into a fight. I have to give them some credit for the attitude I have today.”
Prince Harry claims his father, King Charles III, is jealous of Meghan Markle. In his new memoir, "Spare", he writes, "What he really couldn't stomach was someone new dominating the monarchy, grabbing the limelight, someone shiny and new coming in and overshadowing him."
WBZ says Mark Wahlberg's restaurant chain, Wahlburgers, is being sued over its pickles. Grillo's Pickles is suing Wahlburgers for falsely claiming their pickles are fresh and all natural.Lab tests show Mark's pickles contain preservatives meant to extend their shelf life.
Hollywoodlife.com says Brad Pitt and his new girlfriend, Ines de Ramon, almost ran into Jennifer Aniston at the Los Angeles International Airport. Both celebs were coming back from Cabo San Lucas. Jennifer was with Jason Bateman and Jimmy Kimmel.
The Irish Mirror newspaper, citing Heat magazine, claims Olivia Wilde is open to dating Brad Pitt. A source says the couple met on the set of their new movie ''Babylon.'' "Olivia and Brad got on well during filming and things were a bit flirty at times, plus their chemistry has been a talking point as they promote the movie. Olivia is a fan of Brad and he fits the bill perfectly as a rebound guy – if not something more. Brad’s playing it cool, but Olivia’s pretty keen. She’s dropping serious hints about getting to know one another better. Olivia wants to pull herself together and find a hot new guy to date".
The Daily Mail says Brad Pitt is heading into semi-retirement. He sold a large portion of his production company Plan B. A source says he is planning to slow down. '''Brad has decided that he wants to live a peaceful life going forward and is deciding what semi-retirement looks like for him. One thing he's decided is that he will likely continue acting, but that he is staying away from other business ventures.''
Radar Online claims Ben Affleck is allegedly going to have some sort of plastic surgery to get rid of the wrinkles on his forehead. A source tells the website, "It's been bothering him for a long time. It's the most bizarre thing, not even Botox has been able to erase it. Makeup can only do so much, and he's self-conscious as hell. It's getting worse too, in his estimation, so he's booked an appointment with a surgeon to fix it. Ben will be glad when it's gone because he thinks it makes him look like Lord Voldemort from the Harry Potter movies.''
Entertainment Tonight says Leonardo Dicaprio and Gigi Hadid are not exclusive. A source tells the TV show, "Leo and Gigi have enjoyed their time together when they're able to see each other, but when they're busy with various commitments, they're doing their own things and they are not exclusive. They have respect for one another and have always just been seeing where things go." Leo was recently seen with two women on a yacht
Heat magazine says Angelina Jolie may be working on a memoir. A source tells the magazine, “Ange’s book is less likely to delve into relationships, but the troubles she’s had with Brad will be addressed. It’ll be more from a standpoint of helping other women avoid falling into those types of relationships.”
Personality Profile .. How your partner's favorite cereal reveals how they are going to be in a relationship ... According to marriage counselor Jeff Guenther
Trix cereal ... your partner is chaotic and has no idea what they want in a relationship. Very unpredictable and exciting
Lucky Charms cereal ... your partner likes to play tricks and is scared of their own emotions and true vulnerability. They jump from relationship to relationship
Cinnamon Toast Crunch cereal ... your partner has refined tastes
'Thawing'' Is The Latest Dating Trend
MSN says "Thawing' is the latest dating trend. Thawing is defined as ''when we get back together with someone that we had previously frozen - aka dating someone we previously didn't think was right for us - due to timing or other issues.'' A Match.com spokesperson says, "Rekindling may take time, but with a dose of patience and leaving space for the other to rebuild dialogue, singles are hopeful it will lead to a date well worth the wait."
Most Frustrating Driver Behaviors... According to a new survey by RACQ
tailgating .. 95.3%
litterbug ... 94.4%
drivers increasing their speed as others try to overtake them ... 94%
not being courteous ... 93.8%
driving and talking on a handheld phone ... 93%
I am thinking about placing my infant on a diet. Everybody makes comments about how she is chubby and has tons of rolls. This isn't good for her self-esteem or mine. I've read that kids shouldn't be on diets. That thinking may be outdated due to the way others treat people nowadays in society. What do you think of my dieting idea? Good idea or not? I don't want my kid to be bullied.