- WGN-TV says tonight's Powerball jackpot is worth $1.5 billion. The jackpot is the third largest in U.S. history. The odds of winning the jackpot are 1 in 292 million. No one has won the Powerball since August 3rd.
- Daylight Saving Time ends on Sunday. A survey by The Economist reveals that 63% of people want to end Daylight Saving Time while 16% want to keep it. The remaining people are not sure whether it's good or bad
- Barron's magazine says Pfizer is testing a covid and flu vaccine. This would allow people to get one vaccine prior to flu season that would protect them against two viruses
- A new survey by the National Retail Federation reveals that 54% of people want gift cards this holiday season. The most popular gift cards are ones for gas, grocery stores, Amazon.com, pizza and coffee
- Entertainment Tonight says David Letterman recently traveled to the Ukraine to interview Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy. Netflix is going to air the interview later this year
- The NY Post says Kanye West has gone on a 30-day verbal cleanse. He posted, “I’m taking a 30 day cleanse. A verbal fast. No alcohol. No intercourse. In God we praise. Amen. But my Twitter still lit.”
- The Daily Mail says Johnny Depp is going to walk in an upcoming fashion show for Rihanna's Savage X Fenty clothing line. The show will take place on November 9th on Amazon Prime.
- The Wrap says Ryan Reynolds is going to receive the People's Icon Award at the People's Choice Awards on Tuesday, December 6th on NBC
- MarketWatch says Elon Musk plans to start firing Twitter employees this morning. The website posted an email from Twitter that read; “In an effort to place Twitter on a healthy path, we will go through the difficult process of reducing our global workforce on Friday.We recognize that this will impact a number of individuals who have made valuable contributions to Twitter, but this action is unfortunately necessary to ensure the company’s success moving forward.''
Daylight Saving Time Ending Is Bad For Deers: A new study by the University of Washington reveals that drivers are 16% more likely to hit a deer in the week after Daylight Saving Time ends.
Researchers say “Almost 10% [of these collisions] occurred during the two-week period centered on the autumn time change, which is 2.5 times greater than expected if collisions were universally distributed. Of course, the time change coincides with the deers’ rutting season when bucks tend to wander in search for mating opportunities, but the time change also shifts more human commutes into the darker hours. The shift to standard time each autumn causes an abrupt increase in nighttime driving during the peak breeding season for deer, resulting in a 16% increase in deer-vehicle collisions.''
OneRepublic star Ryan Tedder tells GQ magazine that he wishes fans wouldn't interrupt him when he's eating. “Don't approach someone when they’re eating. That’s the only thing that irritates me is when I’m sitting with my family, obviously having a conversation in my normal human time, and someone comes up to me. That’s the only time I ever get little like irritated or I see other artists get irritated. So what I do when I’m eating and someone walks up to the table, is I say "as soon as I’m done eating I’ll go take a picture with you."”
Lewis Capaldi tells Spin 1038 that his father is very selective about who he dates. "My dad is very protective and cautious when it comes to people who want to get close to me. My dad hates everyone until they prove themselves. If I’m going on a date, he’s like, ‘What does she do? Why’s she going out with you?’"
Harry Styles tells GameRevolution.com that he he would love to do another Marvel movie. “Doing 'The Eternals' was so much fun. I would love to do another movie as Eros. Once you get the superhero bug, it never really goes away you know?”
Bebe Rexha tells Billboard magazine that she loves getting together with her family. “Honestly I have such a big family, I have over 30 cousins on one side of my family, on my mom’s side and I just love it any time both sides of the families get together and there’s just so many of us. We’re Albanian, so we’re super loud but we’re very loving and the energy of having all of the family at the house during the holidays. You can never match that energy. It’s so special. So my favorite holiday memories are of all of my relatives coming together and just having so much fun during the holiday season.”
Rihanna tells Elle magazine that she's going to be a very protective mother. “A mama bear. I feel like that's the type of mom I'm going to be. Psycho about it. My baby's gonna be the safest kid on the planet.”
The Daily Mail says Nick Cannon is expecting his 11th child. His ex girlfriend, Alyssa Scott, is pregnant with her second baby. She and Nick had a son, who tragically passed away last Summer. Nick announced the pregnancy by posting a picture of him in a bathtub with Alyssa standing over him baring her pregnant belly. Some media outlets claim this will be Nick's 12th child
The Daily Mail says 76 year old Cher is allegedly dating a 36 year old music producer named Alexander Edwards. The two were spotted at a Hollywood restaurant known for celebs. They walked in holding hands. Alexander previously dated model Amber Rose. She accused him of having affairs with 12 different women. The paper claims he admitted to cheating
Brobible says Jeff Bezos and Jay-Z are interested in buying the Washington Commanders NFL football team. The two entrepreneurs may team up and buy the team together rather than separately. The Commanders could sell for $5 billion.
OK! magazine claims the cast of ''Friends'' is happy that Matthew Perry released his memoir. A source tells the magazine, "They’re all very supportive and proud of him to be coming clean and giving himself closure in so many areas. There was a wariness in the build-up to the release for sure, that he may have spilled a lot more embarrassing secrets than he did. Despite his upbeat attitude, there’s still a sense of underlying nervousness since he’s thrown his heart and soul into this project. Going into so much detail about his darkest days and sharing those secrets he held onto for all these years has been no easy process. But he’s very happy with how it’s all turning out."
Closer Weekly Magazine claims Julia Roberts is allegedly upset with Matthew Perry for outing their fling in his new memoir. A source tells the magazine, "Julia is embarrassed and disappointed that Matthew has detailed their fling. It smacks of Matthew looking for glam soundbites to fill his book and that’s not how Julia rolls. She’s very old school about her privacy – you never see her kiss and tell about her exes. It made her cringe. She knows how badly he struggled and applauds that he’s shown the courage to get help and encourage others to learn from his own cautionary tale. Julia just wishes he hadn’t dragged her into his life story.''
Hollywoodlife.com claims Gigi Hadid allegedly has no plans to introduce her daughter, Khai, to Leonardo DiCaprio. A source tells the website, “It isn’t even on her radar. Gigi has a career that’s in full swing but being a mom to Khai comes first and foremost at all times. Although Gigi is single again, she’s not about to introduce everyone she meets to her baby girl. Gigi feels like she would have to be very serious with somebody before she’d even consider bringing anybody around her daughter. She’s extremely protective over Khai. Being a mom has completely shifted Gigi’s perspective when it comes to dating. It’s not just about her anymore. She has a child, and that baby comes before anybody else in her eyes. She is in no rush to get serious with the actor and as far as taking it to the next level, it’s going to take a long time before she’s open to that.”
Business Insider says author Stephen King continues to feud with Elon Musk because Elon wants to charge $8 for a blue check verification on Twitter. King posted, "Musk makes me think of Tom Sawyer, who is given the job of whitewashing a fence as punishment. Tom cons his friends into doing the chore for him, and getting them to pay for the privilege. That's what Musk wants to do with Twitter. No, no, no."
Giant Freakin Robot says ''Better Call Saul'' star Bob Odenkirk may become part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Sources say he may join the new TV series ''Wonder Man''. His role is being kept a secret.
Ace Showbiz says Pete Davidson is allegedlly still obsessed with Kim Kardashian. A source tells the website, "Pete is still obsessed with Kim. She is in touch with Pete although she's turning down all of his requests to get together. There's been contact and Kim is actually the one who texts him a lot, she's always messaging and sending pictures. It's got to be hard for Pete though - she's going hot and cold, she doesn't want to string him along but she can't be with him right now. Everyone suspects that's the reason behind his meltdown last week.''
Most Annoying Airplane Behavior .... According to a new survey by Boston.com
kicking the back of a seat ... 41%
stinky people ... 17%
inattentive parents ... 16%
drunk passenger ... 14%
eating stinky food ... 9.8%
Holiday Shopping Survey
A new survey by PetSmart reveals that 82% of people say the holidays aren't the holidays without their pet by their side. Other findings:
- 83% of people are going to buy a holiday gift for their pet
- 54% of people spend more time holiday shopping for their pets than their family
Xmas Tree Survey
A new survey by the Real Christmas Tree Board reveals that 39% of people feel joyful when they smell a real Christmas tree. Other findings:
48% of people buy a real Christmas tree because they love the scent
56% of people say a real Christmas tree is their favorite smell of the holiday season followed by cookies (50%), cinnamon (50%), hot cocoa (45%), gingerbread (43%), peppermint, an open fire (37%) and roasted chestnuts (16%).
10 Best Christmas Towns in the USA …. According to a new article by Travel + Leisure magazine
1 Aspen, Colorado
2 Ogunquit, Maine
3 Vail, Colorado
4 Nantucket, Massachusetts
5 Orlando, Florida
6 Breckenridge, Colorado
7 Lewisburg, West Virginia
8 Beaufort, North Carolina
9 Carmel-by-the-Sea, California
10 Park City, Utah
My new boyfriend does not like the way I greet my ex-husband. My ex and I are still great friends despite our split. We co-parent very well. Whenever I see my ex we quickly peck each other on the lips. My new boyfriend hates that I kiss my ex on the lips and says it's wrong and almost like cheating every time I see him. I disagree and think there is nothing wrong with showing affection to a person I spent 14 years with. I think my new boyfriend is insecure. He says any sane person would agree with him and not me. Is it wrong that I kiss my ex on the lips despite being in a new, committed relationship?