- Fortune Magazine says Japan's National Institute of Infectious Diseases has found a new coronavirus strain. It came from four passengers on a plane from Brazil and is similar to the strains found in the UK and South Africa.
- On Friday, ABC reported that Twitter permanently suspended Donald Trump's account. Business Insider says 350 Twitter employees wrote a letter to Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey demanding that Trump be permanently suspended for the platform.
- Newser says Donald Trump will not be attending Joe Biden's inauguration. He tweeted: "To all of those who have asked, I will not be going to the Inauguration on January 20th"
- We Got This Covered says Ryan Reynolds is in talks to make a small cameo in the next Jumanji movie.
- WXYZ says Kellogg's is selling a new Pop Tart flavor called Lemon Groove. It tastes like pink lemonade
- Totally The Bomb says Jack Link's is celebrating Valentine's Day by selling a fur-covered heart-shaped box of beef jerky. It is available at Target for $7.99.
- The NFL Network is reporting that Tom Brady plans to play next year for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He will be 44 at the start of next season
- WBZ says Donald Trump is planning to award Patriots head coach Bill Belichick with the Medal of Freedom. The award is one of the highest civilian honors.
- The NY Post says Nickelodeon broadcast yesterday's Bears-Saints playoff game. Bears wide receiver Cordarrelle Patterson dropped an F-bomb right before halftime. CBS and Nickelodeon broadcast the profanity. Saints coach Sean Payton got slimed after the win
Con Man Injects 92 year-Old With Fake Vaccine: The NY Post says a London man recently injected a 92 year-old woman with a fake coronavirus vaccine. The unidentified con man showed up unannounced at the woman's home before she let him in. He jabbed her in the arm with a dart and then charged her $218. The police have released surveillance pictures of the man in hopes someone will identify him.
E! News says Dua Lipa dyed her hair blonde over the weekend. She also got a bob cut. Dua used to have long, brown hair
Entertainment Tonight says Katy Perry is turning down work in order to be a mother. A source tells the TV show, "Katy has put off some work commitments recently to fully immerse herself in motherhood. She is really happy and enjoying her time with Daisy."
Ava Max tells Idolator.com that she wants to pay back everyone that helped her get to where she is today. “I’m always calling my family and I’m like, “I can’t wait to pay you guys back.” They have been my true supporters since I was eight years old. And my mom sang a lot growing up, so she really saw it in me first. I just can’t wait to repay everybody who has helped me along the way."
The Weeknd tells pitchfork.com that he's been battling shyness ever since he started singing. "I’ve been singing my whole life. I’d randomly sing in the hallways at high school, and all my friends would be like, ‘You should sing on ‘Canadian Idol’!” It definitely gassed me! So then I got a microphone and a computer and started recording these corny songs with my friends, Boyz II Men covers. I would listen to it and I thought I sounded OK, but I was still shy, you know? I still don't feel like I'm 100% there yet, but I always knew I wanted to be a star ever since I knew that I could sing."
24kGoldn tells NME.com that he doesn't think he's famous. “I don’t even consider myself famous now. To me, being famous is when you go outside the house and can’t leave without having security there or something like that. I think a lot of people just appreciate me and know who I am."
Mashable says HBO is bringing back Sex and the City. Ten half-hour episodes will air on HBO Max and will star Sarah Jessica Parker, Cynthia Nixon and Kristin Davis as Carrie Bradshaw, Miranda Hobbes and Charlotte York. The show will follow the trio as they try to navigate life, friendships and relationships in their 50s Kim Cattrall will not be returning to the series.
Woman's Day magazine claims Katie Holmes and Emilio Vitolo Jr may be planning a secret wedding at her lakeside home in Michigan. A source tells the magazine, “Katie is so in love with this guy, she’s chattering non-stop about marriage and baby names right now. Holmes is asking her friends who would be prepared to quarantine for 14 days to go to an event she wants to host in Michigan in February.It doesn’t take a genius to figure out what she’s getting at. Katie bought a stunning country home at Devil’s Lake in Michigan a few years back. It will be the most stunning wedding, her house looks like it’s been trucked in from the Kennedy compound, and given it’s the middle of the winter it will be a snowy wedding wonderland. She’s absolutely convinced she’s met The One in Emilio and feels he’s a gift from God to make up for all the frogs she’s kissed over the years.''
Ace Showbiz says Jason Sudeikis allegedly believes Olivia Wilde cheated on him with Harry Styles when they began filming their new movie last Fall. A source is quoted by the website as saying, "She and Jason were very much together as recently as this Fall. Jason feels that the timeline that Olivia and Harry would like people to believe--that she and Jason split ages ago, long before she became involved with Harry--is simply not accurate. She began filming ['Don't Worry Darling'] in September, and by October, he began to get the impression that she wanted out. By November, they'd announced their split. But that's how quickly it happened, and none of it happened until she began filming with Harry."
A source tells the NY Post newspaper, “Olivia and Jason were having issues, like any other couple, but Jason loves Olivia — he completely adores her, and that’s what makes this so sad. He’s always been committed to making their family work”
TMZ says an arrest warrant has been issued for Katy Perry's alleged stalker because he missed a court date last week. William Edward Terry was charged with trespassing last September after being at the singer's Beverly Hills home. Katy's security guards apprehended him before calling the police. A bench warrant has been issued for Terry's failure to appear
he Irish Mirror says Brad Pitt is kickboxing and learning knife fighting in order to play a hitman in his next movie. A source tells the newspaper, “Brad is in the process of retraining and rewiring his body for a stunt-filled action film, which he hasn’t had to do in years. I t’s risky due to his age now and also because he’ll try to do his own stunts. He’s learning to punch, kick and do knife fighting. There’s a lot of hallway combat so it means tight spaces. It requires him to crank up his cardio, stretching, weight training and yoga to maximum capacities. He has to turn into a real athlete for this and it’s not just about how he looks. It’s about endurance, agility and hitting his marks with absolute precision.”
The Irish Mirror says Kanye West may move to London once he divorces Kim Kardashian. A source tells the newspaper, “Once the divorce is finalized, Kanye has told pals he sees his future in London. He is keen to expand his Sunday Service Choir in Europe and thinks the English capital could be a good base.”
Interim Jeopardy host Ken Jennings tells Entertainment Tonight that Tom Hanks sent him a note after his original Jeopardy winning streak ended. “It sounds braggy. I knew it was really Tom Hanks” because the letter was written on a typewriter.
Gal Gadot tells E! News that her husband exercises more because she is Wonder Woman. ''He is super happy to be married to Wonder Woman. He is so proud. He's my biggest fan. The only thing that has changed is that he has started training more because I became so strong. He’s the best.'
Top Reasons Diets Fail …. According to a new survey of 2,000 people by Second Nature.
1 Feeling hungry
2 Missing out on snacks
3 Feeling irritable
4 Losing motivation
5 Missing foods
6 Having unrealistic goals
7 Receiving pressure from a partner or friends to stop dieting Impact on love life