- BuzzFeed News says Joe Biden unveiled his $1.9 trillion relief package yesterday. It calls for a national vaccine program, expanded coronavirus testing, a halt to evictions and $1,400 stimulus checks.
The Daily Herald says Siegfried Fischbacher, of Siegfried and Roy, has died at the age of 81. He passed away from cancer.
- E! News says Jennifer Lopez is going to perform at Joe Biden's presidential inauguration on Wednesday, January 20th. Jon Bon Jovi will also perform. Lady Gaga is going to sing the National Anthem at Joe's inauguration
- Esquire magazine says Joe Biden is going to wear a Ralph Lauren suit on his inauguration day.
- Deadline Hollywood says Apple TV is producing a new movie about Oprah Winfrey's life. The new movie will chronicle her rise to fame.
- The Wrap says Chris Evans is in talks to reprise his role as Captain America in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
- Carnival Cruise Lines says people are tired of the coronavirus and are ready to cruise again. CFO David Bernstein tells the NY Post, “At this point in time, our cumulative advance bookings for the second half of 2021 are within the historical range. Even better, our cumulative advance bookings for the first half of 2022 are ahead of a very strong 2019.''
- Delish magazine says Disney Springs in Orlando is selling a secret hot dog. It's coated in cereal pieces and topped with spicy peanut butter. Disney fans are flocking to Disney Springs just for the hot dog
Ed Sheeran tells the BBC that he once got rid of his phone. “I was at a house party and 50% of the people were either Snapchatting or watching Snapchat. Someone said: "Why don't you have a phone any more?" and I was like: "Look around you. This is exactly why I don't have a phone.""
Billie Eilish tells Vogue magazine that she's always been a singer. “I’ve been in the Los Angeles Children’s Chorus since I was 8. That’s where I’ve gotten all my singing technique, even though it’s mostly choral stuff. It’s helped me learn the proper way to sing and not ruin my voice completely. But I’ve just always sung, all the time. I sang so much that my family had to shush me."
Ariana Grande tells V magazine that she never expected her ponytail to be her iconic look. "Honestly, I wasn’t expecting it to become a thing. I wasn’t expecting to ever have a signature look. But it became one. It’s just what I’m comfortable with and what works for me. I had to dye my hair red for a TV show when I was younger, but before that I always had my hair half-up and half-down in a ponytail. It’s how I’ve been comfortable since I was 12 years old."
Dua Lipa tells Rolling Stone magazine that she is currently quarantining on her boyfriend's farm. "Wake up around 9:00, 9:30, shower, get dressed, have a bit of breakfast. Take the dog out on a really nice long walk, maybe do some yoga, make some lunch, hang out, watch a movie, play with the animals."
Justin Bieber tells Billboard magazine that his marriage influenced his latest album. “This is an album I wrote in the first year of our marriage, you know, so, it's like, it's so fresh. There's so much more to learn about commitment and building trust and foundation. I'm looking forward to continuing to build and make music that's going to reflect that."
Entertainment Tonight says Taylor Swift and Joe Alwyn may marry. A source tells the TV show, "Taylor has gotten more and more comfortable being public with Joe and letting fans in on their romance in a way that she feels is still protecting it. She loves Joe so much and, of course, is not trying to hide their relationship, but she prefers to keep specific details private. Taylor and Joe are in it for the long haul and totally see a future with each other. They don’t need outside praise or attention and are so fulfilled just being with each other and growing together as a couple."
Jennifer Lopez tells Elle magazine that she and Alex Rodriguez are no longer talking about their wedding. “We postponed the wedding twice. We had planned what we really, really wanted to do, [but] I don’t know if we’ll be able to re-create that. We cancelled it, and since then we haven’t really talked about it. There’s no rush. We want to do it right when we can do it.”
Jennifer Lopez tells Elle Magazine that Alex Rodriguez continues to steal her beauty products. “Alex tries everything. We did the mask together on the first night, and I filmed myself and it was just life-changing. I was like, ‘My God, I feel like I have a baby face!’ He loves it, and now we’re always fighting for the mask. These products are for anybody who has skin, which is everyone.”
Closer Weekly Magazine says Ben Affleck and Ana de Armas are allegedly having relationship troubles. A source tells the magazine, “The honeymoon phase is over for Ana and Ben. The shift came when they moved in together. Ana rocketed to stardom since dating Ben and has a bunch of movies lined up. She’s young, ambitious and her career will always come first. While Ben wants her to succeed, he’s needy and feels lost and lonely when she’s off gallivanting the world without him. Jennifer Garner’s whole life revolved around Ben and the kids when they were married. That’s what he’s used to, but Ana is more independent.
Ben Affleck tells We Got This Covered that he played Batman for his children. “I did Batman because I wanted to do it for my kids. I wanted to do something that my son would dig. I mean, my kids didn’t see Argo. I wore the suit to my son’s birthday party, which was worth every moment of suffering on Justice League.
Betty White tells Entertainment Tonight that she already knows how she is going to celebrate her 99th birthday on Sunday. “You probably didn’t ask, but I’ll tell you anyway. What am I doing for my birthday? Running a mile each morning has been curtailed by COVID, so I am working on getting ‘The Pet Set’ re-released, and feeding the two ducks who come to visit me every day.”
US Weekly Magazine says Lisa Kudrow has already shot some of the "Friends" reunion for HBO Max. The magazine quotes her as saying; “There’s different facets to it, and we already shot packages of things. I pre-shot something already, so we’re definitely doing it because I already shot a little something. It’s not like a scripted thing, we’re not portraying our characters. It’s us getting together, which just doesn’t happen a lot and has never happened in front of other people since 2004 when we stopped. I think it’ll be great.”
The Daily Mail says Tiger Woods' mistress, Rachel Uchitel, allegedly met her current boyfriend on the Seeking Arrangement website. He is a lawyer, who allegedly dumped his wife and three kids to be with her. The paper says Rachel also had a fling with a Florida businessman. Rachel made $10,000 from that arrangement and spent the night on the man's yacht.
Her profile reads, 'I am looking for a discreet arrangement that benefits us both. This isn't work. We will have a great time. No strings attached. I'm happy to be available exclusively to one person as well if the offer is right.'
Rachel also wanted the following gifts
a $109 bouquet of roses.
a $1,049 Prada bag
a pair of $459 Dior sunglasses
a $1,849 gold and diamond bangle
Liam Neeson tells Entertainment Tonight that he is retiring from action movies. "I'm 68 and a half. 69 this year. There's a couple more I'm going to do this year -- hopefully, COVID allowing us -- there's a couple in the pipeline and, then I think that will probably be it. Well, unless I'm on a Zimmer frame or something. I love doing 'em. I love beating up guys half my age. I've just finished one in Australia and I had a fight scene with a kid -- lovely, sweet actor called Taylor -- and halfway through the fight I looked up, I was breathless and it didn't cost him a cent, and I said, 'Taylor, what age are you?' He said, '25.' said, 'That's the age of my eldest son!'"
Extra TV says Saved by the Bell star Dustin Diamond has been diagnosed with cancer. His representative Facebooked: “At this time we can confirm that Dustin does have cancer. Dustin Will disclose more information once it is available and a plan moving forward is made. We ask everyone to respect Dustin’s privacy during this difficult time,” the statement ended. “All positivity and prayers are appreciated “
WBZ says Lori Loughlin's husband, Mossimo, has asked a judge if he can serve the remainder of his five-month prison sentence at home. He spent eight weeks in solitary confinement because of the coronavirus. Mossimo was jailed for bribing college admissions officials. His lawyers say the solitary confinement has taken a toll on him mentally, physically and emotionally.
Extra TV says Mr. Rogers' widow, Joanne, has died at the age of 92.
A post from the Fred Rogers Production Company read, “The loving partner of Fred Rogers for more than 50 years, she continued their shared commitment to supporting children and families after his death as chair of the board of Fred Rogers Productions. Joanne was a brilliant and accomplished musician, a wonderful advocate for the arts, and a dear friend to everyone in our organization. We extend our heartfelt condolences to Joanne’s family and the thousands of people who had the privilege of knowing and loving her.”
TOP 5 REASONS WHY PEOPLE AREN’T SUCCESSFULLY LOSING WEIGHT …. According to a new survey of 2,000 people by Nutrisystem
Lack of motivation - 36%
Taking care of an elderly parent/loved one - 27%
Work schedule - 23%
Being stuck inside due to COVID-19 - 23%
The stress of current events - 18%