- Yahoo News says ''Avatar: Way of the Water" is expected to earn between $150 million and $180 million when it opens this coming weekend in the U.S.. The original film earned $2.9 billion at the box office
- A new survey by Personal Capital reveals that 45% of people will be giving homemade holiday gifts this year
- The Verge says Peloton has removed classes featuring Kanye West's music. They did this because of his anti-semitic comments
- Chew Boom says Ben & Jerry's is launching a new flavor called Lights! Caramel! Action! It features vanilla ice cream with salted caramel swirls, graham crackers swirls and chocolate chip cookie dough. It will be available starting next month
- The Daily Mail says Patti LaBelle was performing in Milwaukee on Saturday when there was a bomb threat. Two security guards stormed the stage and took Patti to a safe space. The audience was evacuated. Cops are continuing to investigate
- Outkick magazine says a dog recently interrupted the American-George Washington college basketball game. The Border Collie performed at halftime and then got loose in the second half. Several players ran as Lucky pranced around the court. Lucky eventually ran to its handler
Hooray for Hollywood: Here are this past weekend's box office results.
1."Black Panther: Wakanda Forever," $11.1 million.
2. “Violent Night,” $8.7 million.
3. “Strange World,” $3.6 million.
4. “The Menu,” $2.7 million.
5. “Devotion,” $2 million.
Ravens 16, Steelers 14
Eagles 48, Giants 14
Bills 20, Jets 12
Bengals 23, Browns 10
Cowboys 27, Texans 23
Jaguars 36, Titans 22
Lions 34, Vikings 23
Chiefs 34, Broncos 28
Panthers 30, Seahawks 24
49ers 35, Buccaneers 7
Sam Smith tells Capital FM that he has 35 tattoos including several on his stomach. "I’ve been going onto the torso… It was intense, but it was good. We were listening to loads of pop music and it was fun and we had a good time. I was just eating Cheetos, just getting into the mood.''
The NY Post says Adele went to therapy five times a day following her divorce in 2019. They quote her as saying, “I started having therapy again because I went a few years without. I needed to start. Before, obviously, when I was going through my divorce, I was basically doing five therapy sessions a day. But now I am doing it because I just want to make sure I’m topping myself up every week to make sure I can give you everything.
Hollywoodlife.com says Britney Spears has taken up meditation even though her husband, Sam, doesn't believe in it. She posted; "He thinks I’ve gone bonkers. My masseuse is always doing it and he looks so peaceful … I’m like wow … that looks interesting. Falling deep into yourself … I say all this because I try to make effort to take care of myself.”
Ace Showbiz says a group of armed men recently hijacked one of Harry Styles' merchandise trucks. The truck was driving through Brazil when the men stopped it and forced the drivers from the vehicle. No one was hurt
US Weekly Magazine says Olivia Wilde is still upset that she and Harry Styles broke up. A source tells the magazine, “Olivia is still very much upset about the breakup and is trying to move on. Olivia thought going on vacation would allow her to decompress.''
Vulture magazine says Taylor Swift is writing and directing a movie. She wrote the script herself and is now going to direct the feature film for Searchlight Pictures. Swift has directed 13 of her music videos in addition to the short, ''All Too Well: The Short Film.''
Radar Online says Adele is allegedly pushing her boyfriend, Rich Paul, to get married. A source says she wants a quick wedding in Las Vegas. “If Adele had her way they’d be married already. She’s begged Rich to elope on countless occasions, and now has set her heart on doing it in Las Vegas sooner than later. He’s happy with the way things are for now, wanting to get through the holidays and dealing with formalities including the prenup. In fact, she’s at the point where’s ready to say, ‘Marry me or move on!” The two have been brainstorming a big, fancy wedding in Los Angeles, but Adele doesn’t want to wait that long to make it official. Rich would prefer to take more time. But at the end of the day, Adele’s the boss and gets what she wants.”
Deadline Hollywood says Lizzo is going to be the musical guest on ''Saturday Night Live'' next weekend
Business Insider says Elton John is leaving Twitter. He tweeted; "All my life I've tried to use music to bring people together. Yet it saddens me to see how misinformation is now being used to divide our world. I've decided to no longer use Twitter, given their recent change in policy which will allow misinformation to flourish unchecked."
Elon tweeted, ''I love your music. Hope you come back. Is there any misinformation in particular that you’re concerned about?''
Entertainment Tonight says Ryan Reynolds met with King Charles and Camilla on Friday. Ryan owns a UK soccer team. King Charles went to his stadium to learn more about how he is redeveloping the team and the field.
Drew Barrymore tells Entertainment Tonight that she doesn't buy Christmas presents for her kids. “I always take them on a trip every Christmas. I don’t get them presents, which I think at their ages they don’t love. But I say, ‘I think we’ll remember the place and the photos and the experience and that’s what I want to give you.'”
National Lampoon Christmas Vacation star Beverly D'Angelo tells Best Life Magazine that in the 90's her then-husband, Lorenzo Salviati, told her to divorce him after she revealed she was having an affair with Al Pacino. 'He said, 'Oh, Beverly, who is it this time?' And I said, 'Well, it's an actor.' He went, 'An actor? No, no, not an actor.' And I said, 'I really love him and we're talking about having kids and he thinks it's crazy that I'm married and now I'm thinking it is too.' ho thinks this is crazy, this perfect relationship? Who is this actor?' I said, 'Well, it's Al Pacino.' He goes, 'Al Pacino, he's fantastic. I love him. We divorce!'"
A new survey by Redfield and Wilton reveals that only 43% of Americans like Meghan Markle. Only 28% of people in the UK like Markle. 52% of Americans like Prince Harry. 31% of Americans like King Charles. 51% of Americans like Prince William
TMZ says Joe Exotic is asking President Joe Biden to free him because he got Brittney Griner freed from Russia.Joe says, "The whole Brittney Griner prisoner swap is a slap in every American's face that is wrongfully detained in the American Federal Prison System, including myself. A dangerous man was released for Brittney Griner to be free. It's time Joe Exotic gets to go home for Christmas to be home with [boyfriend] Seth and his son for the first time in 5 Christmases."
Radar Online claims O.J. Simpson is allegedly mad at Kris Jenner for not helping him regain his reputation and A-list status. A source tells the site, "He's fed up with being avoided like the plague or outright ignored by celebrities, and he's convinced Kris could change all that by inviting him back into her inner circle. He has tried everything to get Kris to let him back in. But she's made it clear she's got no time for him and he's seeing red over it. He doesn't understand why he was dropped from Kris' friend list. He wants her to help and exonerate his name from the murder of Nicole — or throw him a bone on Instagram or Twitter at the very least. By being so quiet and having nothing to do with him, it's not given anyone else in Hollywood a reason to pick up the phone or give him the time of day — at least that's how he sees it."
Koimoi says Brendan Fraser did not gain weight to play an obese man in his new movie ''The Whale''. He wore a 300 lb fat suit that was filled with dried beans and marbles to make it appear as though he weighed 600-lb. Brendan says, “There was a five-point harness that had me strapped in. Once into it, I was in there all day until it came off. The costume pieces themselves contained combinations of those little airsoft pellets, maybe dried beans, marbles. But the rule was that the whole look should obey the laws of physics and gravity, because we don’t see that in films.”
Jay Leno tells the Wall Street Journal that he will continue to joke about his burn accident. "It was an accident, that’s all. Anybody who works with their hands on a regular basis is going to have an accident at some point. If you play football, you get a concussion or a broken leg. Anything you do, there’s a risk factor. Eight days later, I had a brand new face. And it’s better than what was there before. There’s nothing worse than whiny celebrities. If you joke about it, people laugh along with you.”
Holiday Stress Survey
A new survey by International Delight reveals that 64% of people think malls induce the most stress during the holiday shopping season. Other stressful places include ... airports (59%) and the post office (58%)
Biggest Public Pet Peeves During The Holidays... According to a new survey by International Delight
long lines (53%)
MOST OVERPLAYED HOLIDAY SONGS .. According to a new survey by International Delight
“Jingle Bells” - 25%
“We Wish You A Merry Christmas” - 25%
“It’s Beginning to Look A Lot Like Christmas” - 23%
“Jingle Bell Rock” - 23%
“All I want for Christmas is You” - 22%
“Feliz Navidad” - 21%
“Santa Baby” - 19%
“Last Christmas” - 18%
“Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree” - 17%
“You’re A Mean One, Mr. Grinch” - 17%
“Winter Wonderland” - 16%
“The Chanukah Song” - 15%
My husband brought home several fruitcakes this past weekend. He says we're going to give them to friends and family at Christmas. I told him you can't give anyone fruitcake because no one likes it. He then asked why stores sell it then. He thinks it's a great gift. I disagree. Can you ask your listeners what they think? I'm sure they will agree with me because no one likes fruitcake and it is not an appropriate gift to give during the holidays.