Todays Fonseca Best of Calls:
- The NY Post says Britney Spears' upcoming memoir, "The Woman in Me," is currently No. 1 on Amazon's bestsellers list. The pop star shared the news on social media and thanked fans for pre-ordering the book before its Oct. 24th release.
- ExtraTV says Will and Jada Pinkett Smith are considering writing a book together. The tentative title of the book is 'Don't Try This at Home.'
- TMSPN says the Kansas City Chiefs have allegedly given Taylor Swift a $5,000 Double Diamond tennis bracelet from Helzberg Diamonds. The bracelet was a gift for her support of the team and Travis Kelce.
- Forbes Magazine says Deion "Coach Prime" Sanders is releasing a book called "Elevate and Dominate: 21 Ways to Win On and Off the Field." It will be published on March 12th. Sanders will share his experience and guidelines for success in work and life.
- TMZ says Michael Jordan recently received special treatment at an Usher concert, including a dance from Tiffany Haddish. Usher acknowledged Jordan during his Vegas performance. They are longtime friends and collaborated on a rare version of Jordan's signature shoes in 2014.
- People magazine says Vanna White is excited about getting her first tattoo. Her daughter, Gigi Pietro, is making matching tattoos for them. She graduated from New York University with an art degree and has been tattooing for three years.
- A new study by Zillow reveals that sensory gardens, cold plunge pools, pickleball courts, Murano glass chandeliers and murals are among the trends that will increase home values in 2024. Zillow found the trends by spending a year analyzing popular keywords in home listings - PennLive says 7-Eleven is celebrating Halloween with a black Slurpee. The Mountain Dew Pitch Black drink is infused with citrus.
The Daily Mail says Madonna recently stunned fans with nine costume changes during her Celebration Tour launch.
Billboard magazine says Adele was recently performing in Vegas when she told fans she is a huge Madonna fan. "I love Madonna and I'm very, very excited. I'm very jealous I wasn't at the London show, but I'll see her whenever she stops by in L.A. Very, very excited."
Billie Eilish tells Vanity Fair magazine that finding balance in her life was crucial for her well-being. "Finding that balance is so important, and I still am not totally perfect, and I don't think anybody is, but that was the beginning of going, 'Oh, you really are only ever gonna be happy if you prioritize what's gonna make you feel better and right and healthy.'"
Miley Cyrus tells Harper's Bazaar magazine that the most beautiful part of life is its imperfections. "What makes you different is what makes you beautiful. If we were all the same, it'd be boring – we've all got imperfections, and that's sexy."
Selena Gomez tells JustJared.com that her personal struggles and experiences have led her to become an advocate for those facing similar challenges. "There are certain things which I wish hadn't happened to me. But without them I wouldn't have been the voice I am for people who have gone through the same thing. So my suffering is going to help me help others who are going through the same challenges."
Post Malone tells Rolling Stone magazine that Taylor Swift is a fan. He met her at a radio show. “We were just passing by and she was like, ‘Oh my God! Nice to see you. ‘Better Now’ is amazing!’ I was like, ‘What? That’s crazy, you’re a great songwriter! Thank you so very much.’ There’s so many beautiful artists in the world and for another artist to acknowledge that is a really special thing. That was a really cool moment and it was very inspiring.”
Usher tells Complex magazine that he is constantly exploring new creative opportunities. "You have to allow yourself the freedom of letting your imagination go and not limiting yourself based on where you're from or what anyone thinks you should be. It's interesting now that we're in this time of exploration, just walking into new spaces and seeing how far the creativity can go. If you allow your creativity to be your passport, it will become your identity."
Jada Pinkett Smith tells the New York Post that she built a "beautiful" romance room for her and Will Smith. “To give us our own space, I had even built a separate, beautiful love nest for us two grown-ups in our bedroom, complete with a domed ceiling full of twinkling stars. But over time, the kids hijacked that room as well.”
Entertainment Tonight says Willow and Jaden Smith want privacy for their parents, Will and Jada Pinkett. They feel bad for Will when Jada talks about their marriage while promoting her "Worthy" memoir. A source tells the TV show, "They wish some of their family's private matters remained private. They know he has been going through a lot lately and this isn’t helping.’’
The Hollywood Reporter says Chuck Norris and Vanilla Ice are starring in a new zombie movie called ‘’Zombie Plane’’. The film is about celebrities who become secret agents to save the world from zombies. The film has several celebrity cameos and a soundtrack filled with 90s music.
Heat Magazine says Meghan Markle and Prince Harry recently received an offer from Kris Jenner to appear on the Kardashians reality TV show. The couple feels close to the Kardashian family because they face similar media scrutiny. They see no harm in making a cameo on the show. A source tells the magazine, "Meghan and Harry think the Kardashians have been misjudged and mistreated a lot in the media, just like they have been.’’
In her upcoming memoir, “The Woman in Me", Britney Spears reveals why she shaved her head in 2007. She writes; “I’d been eyeballed so much growing up. I’d been looked up and down, had people telling me what they thought of my body, since I was a teenager. Shaving my head and acting out were my ways of pushing back. I was made to understand that those days were now over. I had to grow my hair out and get back into shape. I had to go to bed early and take whatever medication they told me to take.”
In her upcoming memoir, “The Woman in Me", Britney Spears writes about her conservatorship. “I became a robot. But not just a robot — a sort of child-robot. I had been so infantilized that I was losing pieces of what made me feel like myself. The conservatorship stripped me of my womanhood, made me into a child. I became more of an entity than a person onstage. I had always felt music in my bones and my blood; they stole that from me. It makes me feel sick. Think of how many male artists gambled all their money away; how many had substance abuse or mental health issues. No one tried to take away their control over their bodies and money. I didn’t deserve what my family did to me.”
Glamor magazine says in her new memoir, “The Woman In Me”, Britney Spears describes the first time she kissed Justin Timberlake. It occurred during a sleepover when they were starring on ‘’The Mickey Mouse Club’’. “I quickly connected with a boy named Justin Timberlake. Once at a sleepover, we played Truth or Dare, and someone dared Justin to kiss me. A Janet Jackson song was playing in the background as he leaned in and kissed me.”
A source tells the Sun newspaper, "Justin owns who he was when he and Britney were together, even though his personality, career, lifestyle, and personal priorities are radically different now, 20 years later. This book is a nightmare for him because of how it throws the whole family into chaos. The timing stings just as much as the revelation itself. Justin had a big fall planned with new music on deck, more work with his old friends in 'NSYNC, and of course, the next installment of the Trolls franchise, which has been a huge moneymaker for Justin over the last several years. I don't think Justin's going to publicly dispute any of Britney's claims, just because that isn't his style. But he might be forced to by circumstance. Justin had closed this chapter in his life and now Britney is putting it in front of everybody again."
Jennifer Lopez tells Harper's Bazaar magazine that watching your children turn into teenagers can be hard. "The teenage years are tough. They start challenging you and everything. You have this baby for a while and then it’s like your best little friend who loves being with you all the time, and all of a sudden they’re like, ‘Get out of my room.’”
Courteney Cox tells Woman magazine that getting facial fillers was a waste of time. “There’s so much pressure to stay looking young in this industry that once you start, it becomes a bit of a domino effect and you keep on having more. To the rest of the world your face is so obviously changing, but to yourself — because you’re only having one procedure at a time — you don’t notice. It was a total waste of time and I wish I hadn’t caved into the pressure of having it. Now luckily … I was able to reverse most of that."
Travis Kelce tells the Wall Street Journal that he knows not everyone is a fan of his fashion choices. “Obviously, not every look is for everybody. I’m not going to be offended if somebody says I look like a clown if I got a fun hat on and some wacky jeans. It is what it is, I’m gonna have fun with it. For the most part, I do it to put a smile on somebody’s face.”
NBC says prosecutors are planning to recharge Alec Baldwin with involuntary manslaughter in connection with the 2021 shooting on the set of his movie, "Rust." The forthcoming charges will be brought before a grand jury next month. Alec insists that he did not pull the trigger of the gun that killed cinematographer Halyna Hutchins. Sources say a possible plea deal may be in the works.
The Daily Mail says Tom Cruise recently helped his film crew find new jobs on Rick Astley's music video set for "Forever and More." The crew can’t do films because of the Hollywood actors' strike. Cruise's Mission Impossible co-star, Simon Pegg, is directing the video
Haunted House Survey
A new survey by Clever Media reveals that 63% of people would offer below market value for a haunted house. Other findings:
- 72% of people would feel uncomfortable living in a haunted house
- 73% of those who live in a haunted house weren't aware of its paranormal reputation before moving in
- 55% of haunted homeowners wouldn't buy another haunted house
- 68% of Americans think the government should require sellers to disclose if a home is haunted
Teen Social Media Survey
A new survey by Gallup reveals that the average teen spends 4.8 hours per day using social media. Other findings:
- Teen girls spend about an hour more a day on social media than boys (5.3 hours daily vs 4.4)
- YouTube is the most popular teen app followed by TikTok
- 76.7% of teenagers spend two or more hours per day on social media. Only 29.1% spend that much time doing homework
10 Calorie-Burning Activities That Don't Feel Like Exercise ... According to a new article by Best Life Magazine
2 Cleaning the house
3 Playing with your dog
4 Raking leaves
5 Playing with your kids or grandkids
6 walking or biking as transportation
7 Power washing
9 Mowing the lawn
Top 10 Alternative Names For Grandparents ... According to a new survey by Preply
1. Gigi (Grandmother)
2. Nana (Grandmother)
3. Mimi (Grandmother)
4. Gran (Grandmother)
5. Bibi (Grandmother)
6. Momo (Grandmother)
7. Poppy (Grandfather)
8. Pops (Grandfather)
9. Papi (Grandfather)
10. G-Pa (Grandfather)
My boyfriend proposed to me last weekend. Of course I said yes. Everything was great until my father came to me and said he will pay for our entire wedding if he can bring his girlfriend. She is also his mistress and the woman that wrecked his marriage to my mother. My father is wealthy and has promised to give me my fairy tale wedding. I want it in the worst way, but I also don't want to insult my mother by having this awful mistress at my ceremony. I'm torn about what to do. Part of me thinks it's selfish that I'm even considering my father's offer. Another part of me thinks I should accept his offer because it's about me and not my parents. Should I take my father up on his offer?