- CBS says Garth Brooks is going to perform at Joe Biden's inauguration. Garth tells Entertainment Tonight, “This is not a political statement, this is a statement of unity. This is kind of how I get to serve this country.”
- CNN says journalists will be wearing bulletproof vests and gas masks at tomorrow's inauguration.
- KVEO says a mariachi band from Roma, Texas is going to perform at Joe Biden's inauguration. The students are from Roma High School.
- ABC says thousands of holiday gifts are stuck in a Philadelphia, Pennsylvania postal facility. The Postal Service says the gifts could take months to deliver because of an unprecedented backlog.
- Totally The Bomb says Starbucks is celebrating Valentine's Day by adding a Heartbreaker Frappuccino to their secret menu. The strawberries and cream Frappuccino contains a pump of white mocha, extra strawberry puree, whipped cream on the bottom and top and a mocha cookie crumble topping.
- WMTW says Post is once again selling Waffle Crisp cereal. The cereal was last seen on store shelves in 2018.
Lottery Update - Most Picked Numbers: WJNO says USA Mega recently did a study to find the most common picked Mega Millions and Powerball jackpot numbers.
The most common Mega Million numbers drawn since October 2017 are 22, 11, 9, 10, and 19.
The most common Powerball jackpot numbers drawn since October 2017 are 32, 61, 53, 69, 64, 3, 21, 27, 62 (in descending order)
Tonight's Mega Millions lottery jackpot is worth $850 million. Wednesday's Powerball lottery jackpot is worth $730 million.
The odds of winning the Mega Millions lottery jackpot are 1 in 302 million while the odds of winning the Powerball lottery jackpot are 1 in 292 million
Gabby Barrett tells Billboard magazine that her music career has had many bumps in the road. "It was actually really hard to get a record deal after American Idol. I thought it might be easier, being on a platform that clearly people in the music industry are looking at, but nobody was wanting to sign me."
Dua Lipa tells Hits 1 Radio that her boyfriend, Anwar Hadid, is a great chef. ''He is a brilliant cook and really good in the kitchen, so that has been amazing. He makes this really good Palestinian maqluba, which is like an upside-down dish with aubergine and lamb. It takes three hours, but is perfect."
Justin Bieber tells I-D.Vice.com that he once dyed his hair to look like Eminem. “I was obsessed with Tupac Shakur and Eminem. I even dyed my hair white-blond every summer for four straight years when I was eight during soccer season. It was just a thing I did, just like a routine. A couple of my other boys did it with me. 'Oh, Slim Shady's done it? We can now.' ".
Ed Sheeran tells NME.com that his first manager wanted him to dye his hair. “The other management actually resigned from me because they didn't think I was going anywhere. They told me I needed to drop the looping pedal, dye my hair black and give up the rapping.”
US Weekly Magazine says Gwen Stefani's sons love playing on Blake Shelton's Oklahoma ranch. “He’s extremely close with them. Blake loves getting dirty with the boys. They’re always playing basketball or running around. They love it [at Shelton’s Oklahoma ranch] because it’s just the five of them out on the land, hunting or hiking.”
Female First says a limo is waiting outside of Joe Exotic's prison because he believes Donald Trump will pardon him today. Joe's lawyer, Eric Love, says, "We’re going to be celebrating. We’re confident enough we already have a limousine parked about half a mile from the prison. I've got make-up, wardrobe, the whole unit that will come up. The first thing Joe wants to do, he wants his hair done. He hasn’t had his hair done in two-and-a-half years. That’s the first order of business. Then we’ll probably go and get some pizzas, steak, maybe a McRib. I think the president has sided with us and I believe it will take most of the limelight away from president-elect Joe Biden.''
TMZ says Ben Affleck and Ana de Armas have broken up after a year of dating. The NY Post says Ana is now looking at renting a Los Angeles home on the other side of town from Ben. People magazine says the couple broke up over the phone. Entertainment Tonight says a cardboard cutout of Ana was spotted in Ben’s garbage
A source tells In Touch Weekly Magazine, “Ana ended the relationship. Ana still cares for Ben, but she can’t see a future with him. It wasn’t working and they weren’t on the same page. They’re on amicable terms and still talk, but it’s over.”
A source tells E! News, "Both of them have completely full lives in a good way. There will always be that love."
A source tells People magazine, “This is something that is mutual and was completely amicable. They are at different points in their lives. There is deep love and respect there. Ben continues to want to work on himself. They are both happy with where they are in their lives.”
A source tells US Weekly Magazine, “Ben and Ana were moving in different directions in their lives and stopped seeing eye to eye. The two couldn’t work through their differences and have decided to end their relationship.”
Matthew McConaughey tells the Better Together podcast that he once got kicked out of a WWE wrestling show. ''I got kicked out of Hirsch Coliseum in Shreveport. I got kicked out, I snuck back in through the bathroom window, and then I got kicked out a second time, the same night for spitting a loogie on King Kong Bundy. He looked me in the eye and scared the heck out of me after I did it. And I took off running and they caught me and kicked me out for the second time that night. I brought a paper bag full of old, mushed tomatoes and Skandor Akbar comes out and I’m just pelting him. And that was all great until they started really connecting. Then the security found me and they kicked me out.”
Carole Baskin tells The Telegraph that she would take care of her missing husband, Don Lewis, if he somehow showed up at her front door. "I'd want to know where he's been! And, you know, I really believe he was suffering mentally, so if he's alive somewhere, he probably has absolutely no idea who he is. But if that were the case, I would take care of him for the rest of his life. I am happily married, but I always loved Don. Every time there's a hurricane I think something will wash out of the Gulf that will prove the thing he was most likely doing at the time was the thing that would end up killing him.''
The NY Post says Gwyneth Paltrow's (vagina) candle recently exploded in the home of a London woman. Jody Thompson says, “The candle exploded and emitted huge flames, with bits flying everywhere. I’ve never seen anything like it. The whole thing was ablaze and it was too hot to touch. There was an inferno in the room. It could have burned the place down. It was scary at the time, but funny looking back that Gwyneth’s vagina candle exploded in my living room.''
The candle sells for $75 on the Goop website and has hints of geranium, citrusy bergamot, and cedar.
The NY Post says designer Tommy Hilfiger has sold his Greenwich, Connecticut mansion for $45 million. His main house has six bedrooms, seven bathrooms, limestone floors, a wine cellar, an 18th century French fireplace, a tea house, gardens, a koi pond, fountains, a tennis court, a rose garden and a pool. Tommy and his wife are moving to Palm Beach
Perez Hilton says Tiger Woods' mistress, Rachel Uchitel, dated actor David Boreanaz while he was still married to his pregnant wife, Jaime Bergman. The website quotes Rachel as saying, “I mean, it’s a problem that I derive my credibility from someone else loving me who I think is important. Everyone thought David Boreanaz was super hot, but David Boreanaz is blowing up my phone and wants me. I pick powerful men. It could be a speaker in a room that everyone’s like, ‘Oh, my God, they’re so smart.’ It’s not like I’m trying to pull them away from anyone. The thing is that they want to know me.”
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