- ABC says 2,500 flights have been canceled because of this week's Winter storm. 9,000 were delayed as of yesterday morning.
- Fortune Magazine says the F-18 Super Hornet fighter jet, featured in "Top Gun: Maverick", is being retired by Boeing. The company has sold more than 2,000 of the jets over the last 40 years.
- Business Insider says ''How the Grinch Stole Christmas'' is getting a sequel this Fall. Random House says the book will be out no later than September and is titled "How the Grinch Lost Christmas!" It picks up where the original story ends
- ABC says Rihanna is going to perform her Oscar nominated song from "Black Panther: Wakanda Forever", "Lift Me Up", during the Academy Awards on Sunday, March 12th
- TMZ says the FCC received 103 complaints about Rihanna's Super Bowl halftime show. Many people complained that it was too saucy
- The NY Post says Alec Baldwin has pled not guilty to shooting cinematographer Halyna Hutchins on the set of their movie "Rust". He submitted his plea yesterday.
- Giant Freaking Robot says Ken Jennings is going to start hosting ''Jeopardy'' again on March 10th.
- Restaurant News says Red Lobster has launched their first ever frozen seafood line. They are selling Cheddar Bay Biscuit Shrimp and Coconut Shrimp Bites in the frozen food aisle.
- PR Newswire says Ben & Jerry's has launched a new flavor called Churray for Churros. The cinnamon ice cream has a buttery texture along with crunchy bits, cinnamon and sugar. Fried cinnamon is sprinkled on top
Paul Rudd Dog Finds Forever Home: The Daily Mail says the Collierville, Tennessee Animal Shelter wants Paul Rudd to adopt an Australian Shepherd mix named Pawl Ruff. Shelter workers think the 65 lb dog resembles Paul. They have posted pictures. The two do have an uncanny resemblance
** UPDATE **
Yahoo News says the shelter has found a forever home for Pawl. Jennifer Roy adopted the dog and says, “I had been looking for a dog and was following different shelters in the area. When I saw him, I thought, ‘that’s my dog’.” Jennifer has renamed the dog Rowdy
Man Celebrates 102nd Birthday With Dunkin Donuts And Opera Singer: WJAR says a Cranston, Rhode Island World War II veteran celebrated his 102nd birthday earlier this week by partying at his favorite Dunkin' Donuts. Don Mellor received birthday cards from all 50 states as well as cards from five governors. An opera singer came to the party and sang “Happy Birthday” and “God Bless America”.
Lifesaver Is Crash Victim's Physical Therapist: WTSP says a Good Samaritan, from Tampa, recently rescued an elderly man from a crash. Alex Strouhal is a physical therapist. He was riding his bike to work when 85 year old Archie Suss blacked out and crashed into a bridge. Alex called 911 and administered aid to Archie. The next day, Alex was doing patient assessments when he walked into Archie's room. Archie thanked him for saving his life. Alex is now helping Archie on the road to recovery
Lady Gaga tells the Financial Times that she was once bankrupt. "I actually went bankrupt after the first extension of The Monster Ball tour between 2009 and 2011 and it was funny because I didn’t know! I remember I called everybody and said, ‘Why is everyone saying I have no money? This is ridiculous; I have five Number 1 singles.' And they said, ‘Well, you’re $3 million in debt.’"
Pink tells Howard Stern that Madonna dislikes her. “She tried to kind of play me on ‘Regis & Kelly,’ and I’m not the one, so it didn’t work out. Such a silly story” because I love Madonna, and I love her no matter what. I still love her. She was such an inspiration to me. The meet and greet got twisted around that I was fangirling and was dying to meet Madonna when, in actuality, she invited me to her dressing room. So, I just said a joke when Regis brought me out and was like, ‘How does it feel to meet? I heard you’re just falling over yourself backstage.’ I’m like, ‘I thought she wanted to meet me.'”
Pink tells People magazine that she feels like Britney Spears's big sister. "People think I was picking on Britney on [my 2001 single] 'Don't Let Me Get Me,' but I've always felt like a big sister to her. I'm very protective of her, and she's the sweetest person in the world. I wish her well. I cover her in light all day long."
The Robb Report says Justin Bieber's new custom teal Porsche has a TAG Heuer stopwatch in the dashboard. The car also has a Bose sound system and Recaro seats
Socialite Life says Nick Jonas has admitted to a Valentine's Day disaster. He posted; “I went and bought a cake for my daughter and then on the way out the door, I dropped it and I had to go get another one.”
ABC says Rihanna is going to perform her Oscar nominated song from "Black Panther: Wakanda Forever", "Lift Me Up", during the Academy Awards on Sunday, March 12th
TMZ says the FCC received 103 complaints about Rihanna's Super Bowl halftime show. Many people complained that it was too saucy
Newsbreak says Jennifer Lopez is open to performing at weddings. Her demands include penthouse accommodations, bodyguards, bottled water, soft drinks, lilies or red or white roses, lime blossom candles, freshly baked cookies and M&M's.
The Daily Mail says George Clooney is happy that Brad Pitt has found love with his new girlfriend, Ines de Ramon. A source tells the newspaper, ''George has been giving Brad romance advice in his new relationship with Ines and George loves that Brad found someone to genuinely care for. George thinks that Ines is just Brad's type, and Brad really hasn't had that since Angelina, so it's refreshing to see.''
Radar Online claims Tom Cruise is allegedly searching for love. A source tells the website, "Tom would love to have someone in his life, but the truth is his reputation just isn't great. Women find him way too intense and he's turned into Hollywood's least eligible bachelor. To him, any partner is an extension of him — and his brand — so he's known to be very micromanaging — down to what clothes they can wear when they're out with him.’’
The Daily Mail says Leonardo DiCaprio was recently spotted with another young model. He was seen leaving a London hotspot with 21-year-old supermodel Josie Redman. Leo tried to disguise himself by wearing a baseball hat and a large coronavirus mask. Josie didn't try to disguise herself at all. She describes herself as 'a girl with Southern charm because of her Tennessee roots'.
Hugh Jackman tells the BBC that he thought about becoming the owner of a British soccer team because Ryan Reynolds owns a team in the UK. ''I was actually sent offers to be a partial owner for one of the rival teams. Hey, if Reynolds can do it, surely anyone can.“I will admit to you that when Ryan bought that team, I did get more than one offer from rivals to that team for $2 to come in as a co-owner. And it did seriously tempt me.”
The NY Post says Mandalorian fans always come up and ask Pedro Pascal to do something inappropriate. He tells the BBC, “People come up to me and ask me to do the voice for their kids. But I think it sounds inappropriate because it is a breathy, low-register bedroom voice. It is so creepy and doesn’t work in real life.''
Paris Hilton tells NBC that she waited a week before telling her family that she and her husband had a baby through a surrogate. “I just feel that my life has been so public, and I’ve never really had anything just be mine. I feel like just my life in so many ways has been invaded. I just really felt that I wanted to have this journey with us only. It was hard to keep that in because we were so excited and wanted to tell our families, but you’re just nervous because if you tell one person then you know they tell someone and then all of a sudden it’s like in TMZ or Page Six."
Radar Online says Martha Stewart is allegedly bribing potential dates with her $15 chardonnay. A source tells the website, "Desperate times require desperate measures! It's no secret Martha likes a glass of wine or three to relax at the end of a long day, but she's usually alone when she does it. So she gifted all the men she knows with cases of her signature wine with hopes they'll get the hint and share it with her and help end her loneliness."
A new study by the University of Oxford reveals that 40% of household chores will be done by Artificial Intelligence by 2033. This will decrease the amount of time humans spend on chores by 39%.Other findings:
- time spent washing dishes will decrease by 47%
- cleaning and cooking will decrease by 46%
Biggest Driving Icks ... According to a new survey by Scrap Car Comparison
RankDriving ick% of people who would get the ick1Driving after drinking any alcohol45%2Dangerous driving 42%3Using their phone while driving38%4Driving without a licence or while banned from driving38%5Posting selfies on social media while driving35%6Kissing their car goodnight33%7Smoking or vaping while driving32%8Exhibiting road rage to other drivers 32%9Parking on double yellow lines/no park areas, or unwarranted use of disabled and parent & child bays31%10Revving their engine at traffic lights or when stationary29%
My mother-in-law is moving in with us. I suggested she pay rent. My husband looked at me like I was crazy. We're charging our college son rent so why not my mother-in-law? He says we can't do it. We got into a shouting match. It's okay to charge our son, but not his mother. I don't agree with it. I think if our son has to pay rent so should my mother-in-law. Why should we be responsible for her? She's got tons of money. Should she pay rent or not?