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Fonseca Show Trending 08/18/23 (Aaron Fonseca)

This weeks Your Nerd Side Show:

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- NBC says Ty Inc. has created a special Beanie Baby, named Aloha, to raise money for the Maui wildfire victims. All profits from Aloha will be donated to the American Red Cross. The bear has a rainbow ribbon and a chest inscription that reads, "Maui Strong."

- Marca magazine claims Taylor Swift has allegedly rejected an offer to perform at halftime of the Super Bowl. This is the second time she's rejected the show.

- The Wall Street Journal says Tinder's background-checking tool, Garbo, will shut down at the end of August. Garbo is having trouble getting paid by Tinder’s parent’s company, Match.com. Match is in the process of finding a replacement

- A new survey by Reuters reveals that 47% of Americans are in favor of banning Tik Tok. More than 150 million Americans, including 5 million U.S. businesses, actively use TikTok for various purposes

- Footwear News says Adidas is releasing a new Homer Simpson sneaker today. It costs $120 and has a white body with green accents and Homer's face on the back of the shoe.

- Female First says London's Chicken Shop is going viral because they have added Oreo cookie crumbles to several of their dishes. Their fries are coated with salt, pepper, garlic seasoning and Oreo crumbs. Their chicken sandwich is covered with nacho cheese, a Chipotle mayo, a Mexican mole sauce and Oreo cookie crumbles. The patty is served in a burnt chocolate charcoal bun

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"Extra" says Britney Spears is working on a deal with Sony for a comeback album


Billboard magazine says Britney Spears is buying a horse. She posted; "Buying a horse soon. So many options it’s kinda hard. A horse called Sophie and another called Roar. I can’t make up my mind. Should I join the camaraderie and put a pink cowboy hat on? Either way, I think I found my sweet spot with Roar."



CBS says Taylor Swift's Eras Tour is on track to make $2 billion


Ed Sheeran doesn't think he'd be invited to headline the Super Bowl halftime show because he lacks the pizazz typically associated with the show. Entertainment Tonight quotes him as saying, "I don’t have pizazz. You watch Prince, you watch Michael Jackson, you watch Katy Perry, you watch Lady Gaga, you watch Rihanna, you watch Beyoncé, like, all of these amazing performers — I’m just not that. I’m not gonna have dancers on stage. I’m not gonna have fireworks and blah blah.".



Selena Gomez tells Elle magazine that investing is the key to success. "It's so easy to spend spend spend. You think the money's never gonna run out in this business. I'm glad I had some people grab me when I was young and tell me to invest my money in order to make it last. My advice to young musicians is to get a good money manager and listen to the


Rema tells W magazine that music has been his dream for a long time. “I sang in church a lot as a kid. When I got older, me and a bunch of other teens formed a group called 7th Dimensions. I've always known that music was my calling.”


The Daily Mail says Joe Jonas recently stopped a concert in Boston to sketch a tattoo for a super fan named Tarryn. She brought a sign asking for the singer to draw her a tattoo. Joe drew two smiley faces and said it was a picture of "you and me." Tarryn got the drawing tattooed on her leg



OK! Magazine says Britney Spears' publisher is allegedly rewriting her autobiography because her husband, Sam Asghari, filed for a divorce. He is accusing her of cheating. The book was supposed to be released on October 24th and had many pages praising Sam. A source tells the magazine, “The timing of this news is a complete disaster. The manuscript had been put to bed. All 288 pages of it. Now, editors are scrambling to re-write. This book gushed about Sam and how their romance was a happily ever after fairy-tale. If she was going to cheat on Sam, why go to the lengths she did in the manuscript to heap praise on him and gush about what a wonderful influence he has been on her life. Does she not have any common sense?"


TMZ says Britney Spears and Sam Asghari recently split and are heading for a divorce. Britney is now alone with no family or friends to support her. A source tells the website, "She has one confidant, [her manager] Cade [Hudson]. Then there's her security team, and after that her support system falls off a cliff."

Sam posted, “After 6 years of love and commitment to each other my wife and I have decided to end our journey together. We will hold onto the love and respect we have for each other and I wish her the best always. S**t happens. Asking for privacy seems ridiculous so I will just ask for everyone including media to be kind and thoughtful,” it concluded.

TMZ says Sam Asghari allegedly believes Britney Spears cheated on him with a house staff member. He thinks there's video evidence of them together in a compromising position.

Unilad says Sam once joked about signing a prenup with Britney. He posted; "Thank you to everyone who is concerned about the prenup. Of course, we're getting an ironclad prenup to protect my Jeep and shoe collection in case she dumps me one day."

A source tells the Daily Mail, ‘’The reality of life with Britney was that it was not fun and it's not a surprise at all that the marriage didn't last. They barely went out. They were just stuck in that house making videos all the time as that's the thing that interests her. I think it's obvious that there are some serious issues in play. She is a damaged person and although she talks a lot about being a strong independent woman she remains damaged. It's very sad. Sam's a nice guy and I hear that he tried. The sensible people in her life will be sad that the marriage is over. The feeling was that he thought he could save her, but maybe there is no saving Britney.’’



The Daily Mail says Britney Spears' mom, Lynne, is angry with Sam Asghari for leaving her. Sam recently filed for a divorce from Britney after 14 months of marriage. Lynne wants Britney to leave Los Angeles and live with her. A source tells the newspaper, "Lynne believes she can heal and regroup in Louisiana, then return to LA when she is ready."

RadarOnline.com says Britney cut ties with her family, including her mom Lynne, shortly before her husband, Sam Asghari, filed for a divorce. The pop star is reportedly not speaking to her parents or siblings.


Billboard magazine says Britney Spears is buying a horse. She posted; "Buying a horse soon. So many options it’s kinda hard. A horse called Sophie and another called Roar. I can’t make up my mind. Should I join the camaraderie and put a pink cowboy hat on? Either way, I think I found my sweet spot with Roar."


TMZ says Sam Asghari is allegedly claiming that Britney Spears violently attacked him while he was sleeping. She gave him a black eye. The couple reportedly has has several arguments in the past where security had to step in. The New York Post claims Britney allegedly keeps knives in the house because she thinks she needs them for protection

Asghari cited "irreconcilable differences" as the reason for the split and has asked for spousal support and his legal bills to be paid by Britney.



RadarOnline says Jamie Foxx has been acting differently since his medical emergency and recent hospitalization. He even made a controversial Instagram post. His friends defended him saying it's out of character. A source tells the site, "Jamie nearly died and hasn't seemed himself ever since." Medical experts suggest Foxx's odd behavior could be related to the mysterious condition that caused his hospital stay.


TMZ says Marcus Jordan and Larsa Pippen are planning their wedding even though his father, Michael Jordan, disapproves. The couple is looking for a location. Larsa was previously married to Scottie Pippen, with whom she has four children.


In Touch Weekly says Jennifer Aniston is learning to love again after her divorces from Brad Pitt and Justin Theroux. She recently admitted she has no interest in marriage, but is open to finding a special someone. A source tells the magazine, "Jen has been healing and learning to love again."



Top 10 Foods Making Your Love Handles Worse... According to a new article by Eat this, Not That

1. Sugary Cereal

2. Frozen Meals

3. Sweetened Yogurt

4. Soda and Energy Drinks

5. White Bread

6. Fast Food Burgers

7. Chips

8. Microwave Popcorn

9. Ice Cream

10. Alcohol


Beer Survey

A new survey by Gallup reveals that beer is the most popular drink in the United States. Other findings:

- 37% of people drink beer most often, followed by spirits (31%) and wine (29%)

- Men are twice as likely as women to prefer beer

- Women are three times more likely than men to say wine is their favorite beverage



Top 10 Embarrassing Dad Moments... According to a new article by EasyJet Holidays

1. Telling bad jokes 2. Snoring by the pool 3. Cringeworthy dancing 4. Wearing socks with sandals 5. Complaining loudly 6. Causing frisbee accidents 7. Constantly taking photos 8. Wearing inappropriate clothing for their age 9. Being greedy at the buffet 10. Using selfie sticks


Money Envy Survey

A new survey by NerdWallet reveals that 60% of Americans struggle with money envy. Other findings:

- 30% of people covet celebrity lifestyles

- Over half of those who feel financial envy say it negatively impacts their mental health

- 52% of people often feel guilty about the purchases they make


Top 10 Weirdest Foods Ever Available In A Can... According to a new article by Yardbarker

1. Alligator

2. Brown Bread

3. Cheeseburger

4. Conch

5. English Breakfast

6. Haggis

7. Octopus

8. Pigeon

9. Pork Brains

10. Reindeer



Dear Fonseca,

My fiance and I just got a new puppy. She wants to name him after her late fiance. He passed away three years before we started dating. I think its totally weird and will think of this guy every time I pet my dog or say his name. She says it would mean a lot to her if I cave in and allow her to name our puppy Chris. I think it's disrespectful to ask me to do that. I can also see her point. My sister says my fiance is being ridiculous and needs to let this guy go. She can't believe she would ask me to make that kind of concession. Where do you stand on this? Should I allow her to name the dog after her late fiance?



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