- CNBC says Ohio researchers have discovered two new strains of the coronavirus. One of those strains is tearing through Columbus, Ohio. The new strains mutate faster than the old ones.
- WKYC says the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland is going to reopen this weekend. Healthcare workers will be offered free admission until January 17th. The Hall was closed due to the coronavirus
- Consequence of Sound says Joe Biden's inauguration is going to feature Tom Hanks, Justin Timberlake and Demi Lovato. The 90-minute special will celebrate America's Heroes. Justin is going to perform a new song called ''Better Days''.
- ABC says Donald Trump released a statement yesterday regarding upcoming demonstrations throughout the country. He posted: "In light of reports of more demonstrations, I urge that there must be NO violence, NO lawbreaking and NO vandalism of any kind...I call on ALL Americans to help ease tensions and calm tempers. Thank You."
- The NY Post says Katie Couric, Mayim Bialik and Aaron Rodgers are going to guest host Jeopardy in the coming weeks
- NBC says the Girl Scouts are using GrubHub to deliver their cookie orders. The move is necessary because of the coronavirus
Coronavirus Nurse Wins $1 Million Lottery Jackpot: WGHP says a coronavirus nurse from Durham, North Carolina recently won a $1 million lottery jackpot. Terri Watkins won the money in a second chance drawing. She chose the lump sum cash payout of $424,000 after taxes. Terri is thinking of purchasing a new home
Extra TV says Nick Carter and his wife, Lauren, are expecting their third baby together. She tells People magazine, “I was fully set on just having two children and I had prepared for that and made arrangements for that. We were going to have two children and it was a surprise. I didn't find out I was pregnant till I was about five-and-a-half months pregnant. I didn't have any symptoms, I didn't have anything indicating that I was pregnant. One day I just, I felt something move in my body and I said, 'Nick, there's something not right. I think I need to go to the doctor. Something's wrong with me.' I was not supposed to be able to have any more children, so I never assumed that I was pregnant."
Billboard magazine says Post Malone is giving 10,000 pairs of his Crocs to frontline workers. The Crocs are sold out. The non-profit Musicians on Call is helping with the donation. They say, "The stress of the pandemic on staff in all areas of the hospital has been unrelenting and we have been doing what we can to continue bringing them the joy of live music. We are so grateful to Post Malone and Crocs for joining us in providing even more relief when they need it the most through this generous donation. Thanks to them, caregivers at 70 hospitals nationwide will have the added support of their Crocs to help them through their day."
Ava Max tells Pop Crave magazine that she might pursue acting someday. "As of right now, music is my greatest love! Acting has always been something I’ve loved too, so hopefully, I’ll be able to explore that passion in the future."
Justin Bieber says marriage is more difficult than he thought it would be. "Being married is so awesome, but it’s not easy. It’s something you have to work for. Every day, you have to choose to be patient with that person, love that person, be kind to that person. It’s just incredible."
The Daily Mail says Tom Cruise has purchased two coronavirus robots for the set of ''Mission Impossible 7''. The robots patrol the set and make sure people are adhering to covid-19 protocols. They can also test staff members for the coronavirus. A source tells the newspaper, ''Tom is so serious about making sure the shoot isn't shut down that he's splashed out on these robots as he can't be everywhere to ensure people are behaving themselves. The robots are really sophisticated and rather intimidating. It's like the Terminator only not as violent.''
The Daily Mail says Jason Sudeikis is desperate to win back Olivia Wilde and hopes her romance with Harry Styles is just a phase. A source tells the newspaper, ''Jason's had no option but to step back and let Olivia do her thing, but he [has his fingers crossed] that this is just a phase and that Olivia will snap out of it or that Harry will get bored and move on before too long. He's desperate to' win Wilde back so that they can repair their family.''
Sarah Jessica Parker tells the NY Post that the producers of the ''Sex and the City'' reboot have no plans to recast Kim Cattrall's character. “We’re not looking to create a fourth character. We have New York City as a great character. There will be lots of interesting new characters that we’re excited about.”
Jennifer Hudson, who played Sarah Jessica Parker's assistant in the 2008 Sex and the City movie, hopes to be a part of the reboot. She tells Entertainment Tonight, "I hope so, that would be cool. I am down, I am down!"
Matthew McConaughey tells the Better Together podcast that he is interested in wrestling in the WWE. "I'll say not too much because as you know, you can's say too much about these things, but it is something that interests me. The Rock was telling me his story, about his storyline from good guy to bad guy, and how he felt it click in one night while he was there live, 'oh I just hooked him.' And I love the suspension [of] disbelief that because my kids and I watch and they’re starting to get that when they go, 'oh this is fake'. I’m going, 'what are you talking about? No way!' And they’re starting to get – because I won’t give them the wink yet, but they’re starting to get that in there there’s a bit of one you know, and then, so two of them, two of them are like, 'This isn’t fake, well, this is real.' So they’re gettin’ it, and that’s so much of the fun of it, it’s coming up this, this is real."
The Globe claims Ellen DeGeneres has allegedly been binge eating. A source tells the magazine, ''Ellen is convinced the world has turned on her and hides in her dressing room or locks herself in her bedroom at home and eats until she can barely breathe. It’s the only thing that gives her any comfort these days. She’s bursting out of her clothes! She is “burying her sorrows by binging on junk food and milkshakes! Ellen thought when she returned to the show in September and apologized to her audience everything would blow over, But many viewers have abandoned her for Kelly, and she drew even MORE criticism when she tried to push off much of the blame on the producers she fired. Now she’s in full-on meltdown mode — and this industrial-strength comfort eating has people terrified she may be killing herself!
The Daily Mail says Cuba Gooding Jr. is being sued by a New York City bartender named Natasha Ashworth. She claims he pinched her butt at a nightclub in 2018. He denies it and says he touched her back before being ejected from the club.
We Got This Covered says Arnold Schwarzenegger is in talks to make a cameo in the new Flash movie. Michael Keaton and Ben Affleck have already committed to appearing in the film. Schwarzenegger would most likely play Mr Freeze. Schwarzenegger made $25 million for playing Mr. Freeze in ''Batman and Robin.''
The Daily Mail says Lone Ranger star Armie Hammer has stepped away from his new rom-com with Jennifer Lopez because of his disturbing Instagram messages. The messages were leaked online and detailed his fantasies about cannibalism, blood-sucking and women's toes.
Armie released a statement saying, "I'm not responding to these bulls--t claims, but in light of the vicious and spurious online attacks against me, I cannot, in good conscience now, leave my children for four months to shoot a film in the Dominican Republic. Lionsgate is supporting me in this and I'm grateful to them for that."
Gal Gadot tells Hello magazine that she cried while watching ''Wonder Woman 1984.'' ''I can’t tell you about the moment in the movie that made me cry other than it happens at the very beginning. I’ve never experienced that before. I was watching and all of a sudden I wasn’t the actress, the producer, or anything on set. I was a little girl from a suburb in Israel watching this amazing character doing such incredible things. And I’m not an easy crier. I’m not the kind of woman who watches commercials and cries I just had such a strong reaction to this movie and it caught me off guard. Usually I save my crying for special occasions… like when I’m pregnant!''
Elite Daily says the Kardashians recently thanked the 'Keeping Up with the Kardashians' crew by gifting them with $10,000 Rolexes. The family spent over $300,000 on the watches. They were given out on the last day of filming.
The NY Post says Kelly Clarkson has slashed the selling price of her Tennessee mansion. The home was originally listed for $7.5 million, but is now selling for $6.9 million. The 20,000 square foot mansion is located outside of Nashville and has double staircases, a home theater, a pool, a private dock, a pool table and a dock
TOP 10 MICRO-GOALS PEOPLE ARE INTERESTED IN FOR 2021 … According to a new survey of 2,000 people by Freshly Fit
1. Eating less takeout / fast food (38%)
2. Maintaining your weight (38%)
3. Eating more nutritious lunches (35%)
4. Drinking more water (34%)
5. Taking vitamins (32%)
6. Getting outside more often (28%)
7. Doing a five-minute meditation each day (28%)
8. Prepping some meals in advance (25%)
9. Substituting healthier ingredients in favorite foods (24%)
10. Walking or biking around town instead of driving (18%)