- Today is Groundhog Day. A survey by One Poll reveals that 58% of people trust Punxsutawney Phil's Groundhog Day prediction
- WHTM says McDonald's will start selling their Shamrock Shakes again on February 20th
- WCSH says Valentine's Day candy prices may be on the rise because the price of chocolate, butter and other ingredients have significantly risen due to inflation. Candy makers are having to raise prices to cover costs
- Business Insider says Millennials are posting Tik Tok videos of themselves dancing to Home Depot's theme song. Some married couples are posting videos of themselves seductively dancing to the Home Depot beat. Home Depot is using the trend to attract younger buyers
- The Sun says the artificial intelligence website ChatGPT will soon allow relatives to chat with dead loved ones if those loved ones have saved their voice, movement patterns and personality traits in the Live Forever mode.
- Entertainment Tonight says an online company is selling CBD and keto gummies bearing Dolly Parton's name. Dolly has nothing to do with the products and says the company is scamming people by using her name and likeness
- Outkick magazine says Will Ferrell recently attended a Raptors-Blazers game in Portland. The crowd went wild when he was announced. Will jokingly stared down the Raptors bench and then talked trash before returning to his seat
- The Daily Mail says Universal Studios Hollywood is under fire because their new Mario Kart Ride allegedly has a waist restriction of 40 inches. People with waists over 40 inches can't fit inside the go-karts. People are calling the ride fatphobic
Tom Brady Retirement Update: TMZ says Tom Brady, who has a 10-year, $375 million contract with Fox to announce football games, will not be calling the Super Bowl. Fox had no idea he was going to announce his retirement yesterday.
The NY Post says Tom filmed his beach retirement video a while ago. A source tells the newspaper, "That was filmed a while ago. He was at an L.A. premiere last night, doing the movie premiere [for “80 for Brady”]. The sun is not up in L.A. as you see there. So that is a taping, that means he has known this and has kept this quiet for at least 48 hours.”
Tom's ex-wife, Gisele Bundchen, tweeted; "Wishing you only wonderful things in this new chapter of your life.''
The Arena Football League tweeted; “Hey Tom Brady, open to one last comeback?”
Bill Belichick posted; ''Tom Brady was the ultimate winner. He entered the NFL with little to no fanfare and leaves as the most successful player in league history. His relentless pursuit of excellence drove him on a daily basis. His work ethic and desire to win were both motivational and inspirational to teammates and coaches alike.Tom was a true professional who carried himself with class and integrity throughout his career. I thank Tom for the positive impact he had on me and on the Patriots and congratulate him on his amazing career.''
Rob Gronkowski tweeted, ''Tommy, since I already wrote you a long retirement message last year, this time I shall say, welcome to the 2x retired club. You’re a legend and you always will be, my friend''
The Daily Mail says Ed Sheeran's West London pub is receiving poor reviews.
Reviews include ...
'Which wouldn’t have been a problem if the quality wasn’t so poor. 'You could see through to the kitchen. Which looked more like a roadside catering van. Food tasted similar.'
'Everything was manufactured and if it couldn’t be deep fried it was over boiled or fried. Looked like a good clean wouldn’t hurt either.'
'Expensive for what tasted like a second rate microwave meal and both the server and chef looked like a good wash wouldn’t hurt them either.'
'We were all very excited to try Bertie Blossoms but sadly were let down by the entire food menu. The red wine was delightful but sadly everything else was flavorless. Lovely staff but the food was not worth a visit!'
Taylor Swift tells Elle magazine that she's learned to treat her skin better. "After my teen years and early twenties of sleeping in my makeup and occasionally using a Sharpie as eyeliner, Don't do that by the way, I felt like I needed to start being nicer to my skin. I now moisturize my face every night and put on body lotion after I shower, not just in the winter, but all year round, because, why can’t I be soft during all the seasons?!"
Pink tells Women's Health magazine that she learned early on in her career how important it is to stay in shape. "It's not just to look good. People don't realize how draining it can get on stage. Running around, singing the hot lights beating down on you, it saps you fast. So I stay in shape not only for my health, but so I can put on amazing shows night after night."
Miley Cyrus tells BestLifeOnline.com that she was once chased by a UFO. "I was driving through San Bernardino with my friend, and I got chased down by some sort of UFO. The best way to describe it is a flying snowplow. It had this big plow in the front of it and was glowing yellow. I did see it flying, and my friend saw it, too. There were a couple of other cars on the road and they also stopped to look, so I think what I saw was real."
People magazine says Rihanna is ready to perform at halftime of the Super Bowl.A source tells the magazine, "She is ready for the Super Bowl. She is rehearsing right now. She's very excited, ready and focused. She can't wait to kill it.”
The Weeknd tells the Los Angeles Times newspaper that he missed his fans during the lockdown. "Virtual concerts are one thing, but nothing feels better than going on stage and everybody is singing every word of your songs. I think I was more excited to see them than they were to see me."
The NY Post says Tom Brady has no plans to date now that he's retired. A source tells the newspaper, “He isn’t formally dating anyone right now. His friends want to set him up, but he’s all about the kids. Brady gave everything he had to his final NFL season, but now he’s ready to give everything to his family and his new life. His kids ultimately were the reason why he made this decision. He never thought that he and Gisele would get divorced. He didn’t want a divorce.”
LAD Bible says Simon Cowell's head was recently set on fire during an audition for Britain's Got Talent. He was led on stage by a masked magician before having a hood placed over his head. The magician poured lighter fluid on the hood and then locked a box around Simon's head. The magician lit Simon's head on fire. A source says Simon was not burned. "The audience screamed, judges were out of their seats screaming, everyone was totally stunned. The flames were put out and Simon got up looking a bit shell-shocked while the rest of the judges breathed a sigh of relief as he returned to the panel."
Entertainment Tonight says Ryan Reynolds recently showed up unannounced at Seneca College in Toronto. He surprised a class full of Journalism students. Ryan took a tour and spoke with the students for several minutes. He also read from a teleprompter to show students how it's done
TMZ says Keanu Reeves has a stalker. Brian Dixon has been showing up at his home because he believes they are related. Keanu's lawyer has gotten a temporary restraining order against the 38-year-old. Dixon trespassed six times between November and January. He once left a suspicious backpack on Keanu's property.
TMZ says Jennifer Lopez is selling her Bel-Air, California home for $42.5 million.She bought the property in 2016 for $28 million. The house has a fire pit, mountain views, a hot tub, nine bedrooms, 13 bathrooms, a performance area, a Chef's Kitchen and a pool that is lined with rocks
The Daily Mail says Ozzy Osbourne is retiring from touring because he is battling Parkinson's and back pain.
He instagrammed; 'This is probably one of the hardest things I’ve ever had to share with my loyal fans. As you may all know, four years ago, this month, I had a major accident, where I damaged my spine. My one and only purpose during this time has been to get back on stage. My singing voice is fine. However, after three operations, stem cell treatments, endless physical therapy sessions, and most recently groundbreaking Cybernics (HAL) Treatment, my body is still physically weak. Never would I have imagined that my touring days would have ended this way. My team is currently coming up with ideas for where I will be able to perform without having to travel from city to city and country to country. I want to thank my family……my band…….my crew……my longtime friends, @JudasPriest, and of course, my fans for their endless dedication, loyalty, and support, and for giving me the life that I never ever dreamed I would have. I love you all.'
The Daily Mail says Britney Spears ripped Alyssa Milano yesterday because Alyssa tweeted; 'Someone please go check on Britney Spears'. Britney responded; 'It saddens me to see things about me from people who don’t know me!!! This definitely feels like a form of bullying!!! Ladies, we are supposed to be rooting for one another not pulling one another down!!!'
TMZ says Buffalo Bills star Damar Hamlin recently appeared at a taping for next season's 'The Masked Singer'. Photos from the set show Damar holding a football and smiling on stage alongside host Nick Cannon. Damar's name is in big red letters on the screen behind him. He attended the taping alongside his younger brother, Damir.
WJW says the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has announced its nominees for 2023.They are ....
Kate Bush Sheryl Crow Missy Elliott Iron Maiden Joy Division/New Order Cyndi Lauper George Michael Willie Nelson Rage Against the Machine Soundgarden The Spinners A Tribe Called Quest The White Stripes Warren Zevon
Valentine's Day Survey
A new survey by JD Williams reveals that 30% of couples will spend Valentine's Day at home this year. Other findings:
- top Valentine's Day gifts ... flowers followed by chocolate and a night out
- 54% of women are buying new underwear for Valentine's Day
- 30% of women will wear lingerie on Valentine's Day
Top 10 Excuses To Get Out Of A Date … According to a new survey by Britannica Rescue
1 You're not feeling well
2 A family member is ill
3 An emergency at work
4 You have a headache
5 You forgot about something important you need to do instead
6 Tell them you realize you aren’t ready for a relationship
7 Your car broke down
8 You have a deadline at work
9 Friends or family just showed up for a surprise visit
10 You're stuck in traffic
Junk Food May Cause Cancer
A new study by Imperial College reveals that eating junk food may increase the risk of cancer. Scientists studied the diets of 197,000 people over the course of a decade. They concluded; “The average person consumes more than half of their daily energy intake from ultra-processed foods. This is exceptionally high and concerning as ultra-processed foods are produced with industrially derived ingredients and often use additives to adjust color, flavor, consistency, texture, or extend shelf-life. Our bodies may not react the same way to these ultra-processed ingredients and additives as they do to fresh and nutritious, minimally processed foods. This adds to the growing evidence linking these foods to cancer and other health conditions.”
I recently divorced after 11 years of marriage. I work from home so it's hard to meet people. I joined Tinder, Match.com and POF. I've been on two dates with what I think is a great guy. I was telling my friends about him at work. They wanted to look him up on Facebook. He told me he doesn't do social media. My friends say that's a red flag and that he's most likely married. Now they have me thinking the worst. Would him not having any social media accounts be a red flag? What are some other red flags I should look for?