- Extra TV and Wonderwall claim Siegfried and Roy star Siegfried Fischbacher has allegedly been diagnosed with terminal cancer. Extra says the German publication Bild claims Siegfried underwent a 12-hour surgery to remove a tumor
- Yahoo News says Mountain Dew is releasing a new drink inspired by "The Batman." Riddler's Blue is dark blue in color and will most likely be on store shelves when Robert Pattinson's new film hits theaters in March 2022
- WBZ says Staples is buying Office Depot for $2.1 billion
- KETK says Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes gifted his fiance, Brittany, with a new car yesterday. She posted: "Nothing like waking up at 8am to a new car on Monday, @PatrickMahomes YOU THE BEST #momcar"
- ABC says President-elect Joe Biden received his second dose of the coronavirus vaccine yesterday.
- ABC says one American death from covid-19 is being reported every 30 seconds. 163 Americans are being diagnosed with the coronavirus every minute.
- The NY Post says WWE Champion Drew McIntyre has tested positive for the coronavirus
- Fortune Magazine says Carnival Cruise Lines lost $10.2 billion last year because of cancelled cruises due to the coronavirus.
Mega Millions Winner Will Owe IRS $163 Million: Some people are waiting in line as long as 20 minutes to buy a ticket for tonight's $615 million Mega Millions lottery jackpot. CNBC says the chance of winning tonight's Mega Millions lottery jackpot is one in 302 million while the chance of winning tomorrow night's Powerball jackpot is one in 292 million.
Tonight's lump sum cash payout for the Mega Millions lottery jackpot is $451.8 million. A single winner would owe $108.2 million to the IRS because of the 24% federal tax withholding rate. Another 13% would also be taxed ($58 million) meaning the sole winner would give $166.2 million to the government. CBS says no one has won the Mega Millions lottery jackpot since September 15th
San Diego Zoo Gorillas Have Coronavirus: KGPE says two gorillas at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park have tested positive for the coronavirus. The zoo tested the gorillas after they began coughing last Wednesday. Both gorillas tested positive and were infected by an asymptomatic staff member.
The zoo says, “Aside from some congestion and coughing, the gorillas are doing well. The troop remains quarantined together and are eating and drinking. We are hopeful for a full recovery.”
Belichick Rejects Presidential Medal of Freedom: WCSH says Patriots head coach Bill Belichick will not accept the Presidential Medal of Freedom from Donald Trump.
Belichick released a statement saying, “Recently, I was offered the opportunity to receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom, which I was flattered by out of respect for what the honor represents and admiration for prior recipients. Subsequently, the tragic events of last week occurred and the decision has been made not to move forward with the award. Above all, I am an American citizen with great reverence for our nation’s values, freedom and democracy.’’
Just Jared says Nick Jonas is in talks to play Frankie Valli in a streaming version of Jersey Boys.
E! News says Justin and Hailey Bieber are currently vacationing in Hawaii. The couple was spotted snorkeling
Ed Sheeran tells GQ magazine that he got a surprise call from someone that liked his music. “I got a phone call from The Game and he was like "Yo man we broke the tour bus speakers with your album!" It's just surprising hearing people from a separate genre from yourself are into your music."
Deadline Hollywood says Nicole Kidman and Javier Bardem are in talks to play Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz in a new Amazon Prime film called ''Being the Ricardos.'' The film is set during the first week of production on ''I Love Lucy.'' Aaron Sorkin is leading the project.
On Sunday, HBO announced they are rebooting ''Sex and the City'' without Kim Catrall. Fans took to Twitter to ask Sarah Jessica Parker if she dislikes Kim. Sarah responded: "No, I don't dislike her. I've never said that. Never would. Samantha isn't part of this story. But she will always be part of us. No matter where we are or what we do."
The Sun says Sarah and her co-stars are getting paid $1 million per episode for the Sex and the City reboot. Production is expected to start in New York City in May
Hollywoodlife.com claims a fan asked Sarah if Mr. Big is going to return for the reboot. She responded: “Wait and see… x”
A study by Lloyd's Pharmacist reveals that the four main stars of Sex and the City, Sarah Jessica Parker, Kim Catrall, Kristin Davis and Cynthia Nixon, had 115 million “indirect sexual partners” over the course of their HBO series. The women slept with a combined total of 94 men and one woman. Among those they slept with; waiters, doormen, trainers, lawyers, yoga instructors, bartenders, writers, baseball players, ophthalmologists, realtors, artists, architects, furniture designers, and unemployed actors.
Kim Cattrall’s character, Samantha, had 40 male conquests and one female, which adds up to 53,709,413 indirect partners
Sarah Jessica Parker’s character, Carrie Bradshaw, had a total of 21,325,861 indirect partners after bedding 18 men, the same as Charlotte, played by Kristin Davis.
Cynthia Nixon’s redheaded legal eagle Miranda Hobbs bedded 17 lovers, or 19,787,229 indirect partners.
Paula Abdul tells CBS that she caught Keanu Reeves playing air guitar in his underwear prior to them filming her 1991 music video for ''Rush Rush.'' "I went to introduce myself and I heard music playing and the door to his trailer was slightly ajar. I knocked on it. Nothing. I slowly pushed it open and he had headphones on and he was full-on air guitaring in his underwear. I just said, 'OK..., I'll meet him on set!'"
CNN says The Rock is partnering with Coors to launch a new energy drink called ZOA. ZOA is made with natural caffeine and superfoods. The Rock says, "My co-founders and I spent the last 18 months formulating this healthy and great tasting product that we could all use now more than ever."
Vin Diesel tells Entertainment Weekly that Helen Mirren is going to drive a sports car in the next Fast and the Furious movie. ''Without giving away any spoilers… You know what, I’m going to give you a spoiler: Yes, she gets to drive. It’s so awesome. She gets to drive and she gets to drive sleek. You haven’t seen anything yet.''
Evander Holyfield tells The Sun that he is in talks to fight Mike Tyson. “What I can tell you is that my team is talking to Mike’s management, so I’m waiting for a decision. They are communicating right now. The thing is I’m still training for this, I know it will be someday this deal will happen and I’m ready for him. I’m doing OK.”
The Daily Mail says Lori Loughlin's husband, Mossimo, is struggling in prison where he is serving time for bribing college admissions officials. A source tells the newspaper, ''He has spent the first month entirely alone, apart from when he's allowed out to take a shower. Even though he was told he would be held in the minimum-security camp, he's been put in the medium security jail which houses dangerous felons and has been kept in solitary. It's doing huge damage to him mentally and physically. It's wrong to do this to a completely non-violent offender. The solitary is going to continue for at least another 30 days but could be more. I don't know how he's going to cope with it. His family are desperately worried about his mental health and it's becoming increasingly hard for them as well.''
Ricky Gervais tells The Sun newspaper that he has turned down the chance to be the first comedian to do a stand-up show in space. “I was offered one of these things where you go up into space for 15 minutes. It was like a group of billionaires and they offered me the chance to be the first comedian to do a stand-up show in space. I went, ‘No. I’m not going to risk it’.”
Diets And Brains Study
A new study by Rush University Medical Center reveals that having a poor diet may make the brain age faster. Other findings:
- people on the "Mediterranean Diet" have brains that appear six years younger than those on a traditional Western diet
- diets that emphasize fruits, vegetables, fish, and whole grains have the most positive effect on overall brain health
- diets that emphasize red and processed meat, fried food, and low whole grains are associated with faster cognitive decline