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Fonseca Show - Aaron Fonseca 12/14/23

Fonseca Show Best of Calls:


- The National Retail Federation says 142 million consumers are planning to shop on Saturday. 37% of people are intending to shop in stores while 41% are planning to shop both online and in shops

- NBC says Christmas tree prices are soaring. Farms are selling 18 to 20 ft trees for $700. The high price is due to factors like pruning and freight from Canada.

- NBC says a viral trend, called "Whamageddon", has people avoiding the hit song "Last Christmas" by Wham! The rules involve turning down the volume whenever the song plays. Participants who hear the song, and do nothing, lose the challenge.

- WDIV says Mattel is developing a live-action film based on its American Girl doll line. Mattel hopes the film will have the same success as the Barbie movie.

- Decider Magazine says Anthony Anderson is going to host the Emmy Awards on January 15th on Fox

- The Daily Mail says Tiffany Haddish is releasing a tell-all book titled "I Curse You With Joy". The book will be out on May 7th, 2024 and promises to explore the ups and downs of Haddish's life.

- Page Six says Martha Stewart recently revealed her holiday splurges. They include buying herself an antique stone deer from Belgium and 24k gold face masks.

- Business Insider claims Elon Musk plans to launch his own university in Austin, Texas. Musk has donated $100 million to a charity that aims to start a school for elementary and high school-age students. The school intends to be tuition-free and may offer need-based scholarships as well.


Student Uses Allowance To Buy Holiday Gifts For Classmates: WKYT says a Woodford County, Kentucky student used his own allowance to buy Christmas presents for all of his classmates at Simmons Elementary. Coleman Lawson wanted to make sure that no one felt left out this holiday season, so he purchased gifts for 23 classmates and a teacher. He says he would do it again without hesitation.

WFLA says a Pinellas, Florida woman, who sold Luke Combs tumblers, owes the country star $250,000. Nicol Harness sold 18 tumblers for $20 each before being sued for selling counterfeit merchandise. She claims she didn't mean any harm and just wants to get back to her day-to-day life.

** UPDATE **

Luke Combs tells Entertainment Tonight; "I was completely and utterly unaware of this. Apparently this woman, Nicol, has somehow gotten wrapped up into that and that makes me absolutely sick to my stomach. I was able to get Nicol's phone number, I spoke to her this morning, she told me she was absolutely shocked by this. I'm so apologetic. Talking to her, I just, it makes me sick, honestly, that this would happen. Especially around the holidays. I can't imagine being in her shoes. She told me there's $5,500 locked up in her Amazon account -- I'm gonna double that, send her $11,000 today. Just so she doesn't have anything to worry about. She was never supposed to be involved in anything like this. No fan should ever have to be involved in anything like this. This is unbelievable. I was completely shocked when I saw this this morning. It makes me sick. This is not something that I would ever do, this is not the kind of person I am. I'm not greedy in any way, shape or form. Money is the last thing on my mind, I promise you guys that, and I invited Nicol and her family out to a show this year so I can give her a hug and say sorry in person."

The Daily Mail says Taylor Swift celebrated her 34th birthday yesterday with friends Miles Teller and his wife Keleigh Sperry. They were seen leaving a restaurant in New York City in the early hours of the morning. Swift spent the night out with her friends instead of attending the Time Magazine gala where she was named Person of the Year.

The Independent says Pink responded to online trolls who called her "old." The 44-year-old pop star said growing older is a blessing and she feels grateful every day. “Yes, although I don’t feel old, and I still get to wear a leotard to work, growing older is actually my first ‘grateful’ every day. What a blessing to have life, years. To be this strong, to be able to still piss off strangers just by existing. Yeah times 44!”

Lance Bass tells PEOPLE magazine that *NSYNC's 1997 songs "Riddle," "Here We Go," and “I Need Love," make him cringe because they weren't the band's style. “Those ones were a little err...The rest we love. It wasn't our style. We weren't a techno group. It was basically the dance music that was in Europe at the time, and obviously at that time crunch was in the States.”

Joey Fatone says, “We tried to do our song kind of stuff in our vibe, but they wanted to do a little bit more dance. So they were like kind of three songs that we did that were more European.”

ABC says Post Malone will be performing "Chemical" during Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve special.

Paul Russell tells Billboard magazine that embracing vulnerability has played a significant role in his music. "I learned that when you become comfortable in your own skin and don't care about trying to do what everyone else is doing, that's when you really start to see success. I just stopped caring about fitting into a mold and now my music is finally reflecting who I truly am as an artist."

Rolling Stone Magazine says Beyoncé's father, Mathew Knowles, has struck a deal to have his memoir adapted into a film and limited series. The memoir, titled "Racism From the Eyes of a Child," chronicles Knowles' early years growing up in Alabama

Uproxx says Beyoncé and Rihanna were considered for roles in the remake of "The Color Purple" movie. Oprah says she decided to give other actors an opportunity to shine. “To be completely honest about it, if you were doing this film for $30 or $40 million, the interest in the cast would be very different. Once the film moved to $90 to $100 million, then everybody wants us to bring Beyoncé. ‘Can you get Beyoncé or can you get Rihanna?’ So we’re sitting in a room saying, ‘Listen, we love Beyoncé. We love Rihanna, but there are other actors who can do this job.'”

The Daily Mail says Taylor Swift celebrated her 34th birthday yesterday with friends Miles Teller and his wife Keleigh Sperry. They were seen leaving a restaurant in New York City in the early hours of the morning. Swift spent the night out with her friends instead of attending the Time Magazine gala where she was named Person of the Year.

WGNO says the first-ever Taylor Swift Con is coming to New Orleans from October 24-28, 2024. The convention will feature a "Swiftie" second line parade, a streetcar ride, and various Taylor Swift-themed events such as trivia, scavenger hunts, and dance parties. Organizers are expecting Swifties from all over the world to attend. Parties include a dance party, a pajama party, a karaoke party, a pool party and a friendship bracelet-making party.

Contact Music says George Clooney's children mistakenly believe he "plays in the water" for a living. His six-year-old twins, Ella and Alexander, think he is always swimming because he shot a movie. called 'Midnight Sky', in a tank. George says, “I had to shoot stuff in a tank and they came to visit. I'm like in, you know, clothes but I'm in a tank and they just assume that I swim. So whenever I say I go to work, they think I'm swimming."

The Wrap says Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is set to star in the MMA biopic "The Smashing Machine." The film is based on the story of legendary fighter Mark Kerr. It explores Kerr's struggles with addiction, winning, love, and friendship in the year 2000.

The Blast says Sofia Vergara has been granted a permanent restraining order against a stalker. The stalker, who is a felon, must stay 100 yards away from Vergara and her son. He is also prohibited from contacting them or trying to locate them. A source says, "Vergara has been fearful of the stalker's behavior and is relieved to have the restraining order in place."

Contact Music says Oprah Winfrey has taken weight loss medication. She tells People, “I now use it as I feel I need it, as a tool to manage not yo-yoing. The fact that there’s a medically approved prescription for managing weight and staying healthier, in my lifetime, feels like relief, like redemption, like a gift, and not something to hide behind and once again be ridiculed for. I’m absolutely done with the shaming from other people and particularly myself.”

Radar Online says Cher's friends are allegedly concerned about her boyfriend AE Edwards' flirty behavior. A source says, “Cher was the one that ended things, but she was so miserable the entire time obsessing about him and finally begged him to come back. She’s calling him her boyfriend and making all these long-term plans, but she’s totally fooling herself. He’s wearing her out in the sheets, and she hasn’t had that sort of attention in so long, it’s very intoxicating.And AE is super charming. When he’s with Cher, he’s all about her. But he’s a different person when she’s not there and that’s concerning to her friends.”

GQ Magazine says Timothée Chalamet has designed a limited edition pair of Wonka-themed Nike sneakers. Only five pairs of these sneakers were produced. The sneakers have a burgundy tongue, laces inspired by Wonka's signature jacket, hand-drawn pastel colors and a yellow cursive "W" on the tongue tag.

“Wonka” opens in theaters tomorrow

BroBible says Tom Brady will finally be roasted during a Netflix special called "The Greatest Roast of All Time." The event will take place on May 5th in Los Angeles. Comedian Jeff Ross will serve as the Roastmaster General.



Spending time with loved ones - 39%

Decorating the tree - 38%

Seeing holiday lights - 30%

Holiday music - 29%

Holiday movies - 26%

Baking holiday cookies or snacks - 25%

Cooking holiday meals - 24%

Receiving a holiday card - 21%

Vintage decorations - 19%

Top Holiday Decorations People Adorn Their Home With …. According to a new survey by Minted

trees (47%)

lights (46%)

Santas (37%)

stockings (35%)

Candy canes (35%)

wreaths (35%)

candles (33%)

garlands (28%)

holiday-themed table linens (27%).

Dear Fonseca

I ruined one of my Christmas surprises when I walked in on my boyfriend wrapping one of my holiday gifts. He got me a diamond ring. Several days after he got me the ring, my father suggested that I have it appraised and insured. I was shocked when the jeweler said the diamond is a cubic zirconia. I make three times what my boyfriend makes and know he would be embarrassed if I called him out. Plus, it's the thought that counts. My friends disagree and think I should confront him. Part of me wants to say something while the other part wants to stay silent and appreciate the gesture. What would you do if you were me? Should I be mad?

P.S.... He never said it was a diamond ring. He just said it was a ring.

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