Fortune Magazine says new Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer plans to deliver $2,000 stimulus checks. He says, “One of the first things that I want to do when our new senators are seated is deliver the $2,000 checks to the American families,”
- Extra TV says Katie Couric is going to guest host Jeopardy. She is going to do an entire week sometime this year - A new study by the National Golf Foundation reveals that people played 441 million rounds of golf in 2020. That's up 57 million from 2019 and mainly due to the coronavirus.
- The Chicago Sun-Times says Mountain Dew is launching a new pink soda flavor called Major Melon. The watermelon drink will come with and without sugar. It's Mountain Dew's first new permanent flavor in a decade
- Yahoo News says Pepperidge Farm is releasing a new Goldfish flavor. The cheddar-and-sour cream flavor will hit store shelves later this month
- Chain Store Age magazine says Bed Bath & Beyond plans to close 200 locations by 2022. They will close 43 stores by the end of February.
- WKRN says the Nashville bomber's ex-girlfriend is seeking the $300,000 reward money that was offered for information leading to his arrest. Anthony Warner was in his RV when it exploded in downtown Nashville. His ex-girlfriend says she is entitled to the money because she told cops he was building bombs before the explosion.
U.S. Capitol Erupts In Violence And Chaos: A huge crowd of protesters descended upon Washington, D.C. yesterday as President Trump held a rally to fight Joe Biden's official certification to become President. Trump vowed never to concede the election as supporters waved flags and signs that read, "Stop The Steal!"
Protesters quickly stormed the rotunda of the U.S. Capitol building and smashed windows. The House of Representatives was evacuated after an armed standoff took place with a protester, who breached the front door of the House. Another protester stood before the dais of the Senate shouting, "Trump won the election!"
ABC says yesterday's protest produced four deaths, 52 arrests and two pipe bombs.
Trump later tweeted, "I am asking for everyone at the U.S. Capitol to remain peaceful. No violence! Remember, WE are the Party of Law & Order – respect the Law and our great men and women in Blue. Thank you!"
Mashable claims Twitter suspended Donald Trump's account yesterday for 12 hours because of the unrest in Washington. CBS says Instagram is locking Donald's account for 24 hours. ABC says Donald's Facebook account has been locked for 24 hours
CBS says the woman, who was shot inside the US Capitol Building during yesterday's protest has died.
NBC says the Boston Celtics and Miami Heat walked off the floor prior to their game last night The players kneeled during the National Anthem to show their disdain for yesterday's violent protests in DC. ESPN says the Bucks and Pistons took a knee on the opening possession of last night's game
Miley Cyrus tells Capital FM that she and Elton John have recorded a cover of Metallica's ''Nothing Else Matters.'' "I did a Metallica cover of 'Nothing Else Matters' featuring Elton John on piano, I've got Yo-Yo Ma, Chad Smith; so many all-stars in this band. I'm so excited about this collaboration. I mean, having Elton John and Metallica and me ... I love when ingredients don't quite fit," she said. "Or it seems like a concoction that no one would ever put together, and you gotta have someone like [the song's producer Andrew] Watt that will take that risk."
Taylor Swift tells Vogue magazine that she relates to her young female fans. “The one thing I wish these girls that come to my shows knew is that they are exactly where I was when I was a teenager. I had no idea who I was! I was going through all these phases. I was trying on different outfits and all these different personalities, trying to figure out what category I fit into, and which clique I would be accepted in. But if you just keep doing 'you', and being who you are and doing what feels natural to you, maybe you won't find a place where you fit in for a very long time, but you eventually will."
The Weeknd tells UDiscoverMusic.com that his singing voice was shaped by Ethiopian music. “My natural singing voice was inspired and shaped by Ethiopian music. The older I got, I was exposed to more music, and my voice became a chameleon going into different characters with each album. By following my own path and breaking industry norms, it seems to be influencing others.”
24kGoldn tells Clash magazine that collaborating with Justin Bieber and J Balvin has been surreal. "That’s a sign that I'm doing the right thing, because those are two artists that I admire a lot. When I first started making music, no major artists wanted to get on my songs. I was practically out here trying to get any feature I could. But now that they want to get on my song, both Justin and Balvin ... asking to jump onto it. It’s a good feeling."
Gossip Ireland says Joe Exotic's father has died from the coronavirus. A funeral for Francis Schreibvogel will be held this Saturday in Oklahoma.
Joe instagrammed: “2021 already is showing the evil side. I just learned my Dad has passed away now also. I pray so hard for God to watch over him and Dillon every night, seems like the prayers are not even being heard anymore. R.I.P. Dad, tell Mom hello, at least you are not alone anymore. I love you both.”
The NY Post says Christie Brinkley got a hip replacement. She tells the paper, “The pain in my hip got a little bit worse each year. 12 years ago I was told it needed to be replaced but the surgery was daunting ! And I had things to do! But quarantine put a damper on any plans so I decided to finally take time for myself and do something about the pain that had progressively influenced my decisions. I wanted to be ready to be able to say yes to opportunity.”
Sacha Baron Cohen tells Variety magazine that he is done playing Borat. “I brought Borat out because of Trump. There was a purpose to this movie, and I don’t really see the purpose to doing it again. So yeah, he’s locked away in the cupboard.''
Footwear News says Reebok is releasing a Kung Fu Panda footwear collection.The shoes will retail for $200 and will feature colors and scenes from the films. Some of the shoes will have dragon graphics while others will have bamboo
TMZ says Kim and Kanye spent Christmas together with their children. Kanye gifted Kim with five 2021 Maybach's. He paid over $1 million for the cars. The couple is still in marriage counseling
The NY Post says Kanye's presidetial run broke his marriage to Kim Kardashian. A source tells the paper, “She never came out publicly and endorsed him. Her silence on it spoke volumes.”
Car Buzz says Michael Jordan's 2007 Mercedes is being sold. The SLR McLaren 722 has a price tag of $695,000. The silver car has custom rims, Lambo doors and a custom paint job.
The National Enquirer claims Kelly Clarkson has no plans to give any support to her estranged husband, Brandon Blackstock. A source tells the magazine, "Kelly is celebrating the fact that Brandon has no right to touch any of the money she's earning from the new show. She's booking spa days, expensive vacations, and splurging on designer clothes to let him know she's living her best life possible — and he has no part in it! Kelly's currently making $115,000 a show, but behind the scenes, sources are saying that's getting jacked up to a phenomenal $250,000 per episode!"
BIGGEST CHALLENGES OF BECOMING AN ADULT … According to a new survey of 2,000 people by One Poll
1. Being responsible for my physical health (40%)
2. Cooking balanced meals on a regular basis (36%)
3. Budgeting (36%)
4. Keeping my home clean (34%)
5. Buying nutritious food while grocery shopping (34%)