- NBC says Jeff Bezos' ex-wife, Mackenzie Scott, has donated $84.5 million to the Girl Scouts. The average box of Girl Scout cookies costs $5. That means McKenzie could buy 17 million cookies with her donation.
- Newsweek magazine says the new Tina Turner Barbie doll sold out in one day. Mattel created the doll to honor the legendary singer.
- Metro UK says Ikea's furniture prices have jumped by 80% in the last year due to rising material and transportation costs.
Food & Drink Trending
- WBOS says Mountain Dew is celebrating the holidays early with a fruitcake flavored drink called Mountain Dew Fruit Quake. Some people are turned off by the cola's dark red color. - Fansided says Hilco Sweets plans to celebrate the holidays by selling Twinkie-flavored and Girl Scout Thin Mint Cookie-flavored candy canes. They will hit store shelves in the coming weeks
- WKBN says Nestle Toll House chocolate chip cookie dough has been recalled because it may contain white plastic pieces. Nestle says consumers should return the cookie dough for a refund
- Mashed magazine says some McDonald's restaurants are going to start selling Krispy Kreme donuts on October 26th. McDonald's is going to test sales and may, according to Mashed, be thinking about outsourcing all of their breakfast pastries in the future
Ace Showbiz says Justin Bieber is glad Hailey Baldwin and Selena Gomez got to take selfies and talk at the Academy Museum Gala earlier in the week. A source tells the website, "Justin was beyond happy over Selena and Hailey's encounter at the Academy Museum Gala. It made him very emotional because of the past that he shares with Selena and how much he wanted this to happen. Justin really cares about Selena's well-being. This will never change. Hailey said that they talked for quite some time and although they did not get into anything too deep, they were able to be real with each other about where they are now.'
Camila Cabello tells Drew Barrymore that she was on a dating app for 24 hours. "I was on a dating app for, like, 24 hours then I left. The first guy that DM'd me was like aspiring singer-songwriter from Nashville and I was just like, I feel weird cause somebody could be using me... You don't know their intentions."
Sia tells Billboard magazine that she loves working from home. “I get to sit at home with the dogs on the sofa, record in a closet in the office, send them off and, if I’m lucky, make a million dollars. I know how lucky I am to get to do what I love from the comfort of my home.”
OneRepublic star Ryan Tedder tells Billboard magazine that he tries to stay in a hotel without a casino when he visits Las Vegas. “My favorite thing to do in Vegas is stay at the Mandarin because there are no casinos, then you get to visit the insanity that is Las Vegas without walking through a casino every time you want to eat. I don't mind gambling, but I prefer the shows and the ambiance of Vegas over sitting at a slot machine for hours.”
Jax tells Variety magazine that a girl she babysat helped start her career. “The girl I babysat actually made me download TikTok back in 2019 and we would make goofy dances. Eventually, when I started using it to share my music and parody songs, I asked if she wanted to make a song together and the rest is history!”
Music-news.com says Imagine Dragons is postponing tour dates because lead singer Dan Reynolds has an injured knee and damaged vocal cords. The band posted, "In our 12 years as a band, we've never had to cancel a tour (and could count the number of shows on one hand). We hope you guys know how hard it is for us to postpone these dates, and we plan to make it up to you soon. Some of you may know that Dan has been struggling with hemorrhaged vocal cords and a nodule ever since the last tour leg, and he's been warned by his doctor that going out right now could cause a rupture."
Epicstream, citing The Star, says Tom Brady and Gisele Bundchen's marriage is allegedly all, but over. A source tells the news outlets, “In the past, Gisele rarely missed a [football] game. Her absence [this season] has been noted. No one in their close circles can believe it’s really come to this. Gisele is giving every indication that she doesn’t want to be in this marriage, and if she doesn’t, better believe that Tom doesn’t either. It could be the end of an era.”
Gabriel Iglesias tells Cinemablend that he wants to perform in space now that he's performed at Dodger Stadium. ''I thought about retiring right after. That was an actual thought in a conversation, just because it’s like, ‘ok what do you do now?’... you know I’m only 46 so I’ve still got some gas left in the tank, and I still love what I do, but it sucks to be able to say that you saw your peak. Like, I jumped the shark. What do you do now? Like, I’ve got to get a phone call from Elon Musk saying, ‘hey, do you want to do 5 minutes in space?''
Meghan Markle says she felt objectified when she was a briefcase girl on Howie Mandel's game show, ''Deal or No Deal''. Newsweek magazine quotes her as saying, "Like I said, I was thankful for the job but not for how it made me feel which was not smart. And by the way, I was surrounded by smart women on that stage with me, but that wasn't the focus of why we were there, and I would end up leaving with this pit in my stomach, knowing that I was so much more than what was being objectified on the stage. I didn't like feeling forced to be all looks and little substance. And that's how it felt for me at the time being reduced to this specific archetype."
E! News says Jared Leto has launched his own beauty brand. Twentynine Palms has 11 skin care, body care and hair care products. Most of the products contain kaolin powder and prickly pear extract.
NBC says Tony Danza is joining the cast of The Sex and the City spin-off, "And Just Like That ..." He is going to play Sara Ramirez's father. Sarah plays a comedian on the show named Che Diaz. Tony is also going to star in a "Who's the Boss?" reboot for Amazon's Freevee app.
The Daily Mail says Kelly Ripa was recently doing an interview with the Not Skinny, But Not Fat podcast when she thanked Kathie Lee Gifford for saying she was not going to read her new memoir because of the way she depicted Regis Philbin. Kelly wrote that working with Regis was not a cakewalk. She told the podcast, 'It is really hard to sell a book. It's really hard to sell a book, right? And this is like week three of the book, right? And I mean, honestly, I'm not gonna lie, I was not reading any headlines anywhere. And suddenly, all of these headlines pop up and there's all of this attention on my book. So I am a person that tends to take a negative and turn it into a positive, and so my ultimate comment is: "Thank you." I mean, it's like really hard to get attention on a book that's been out for a couple of weeks and now it's week two, second week on the New York Times bestsellers list. It's like: "Thank you," because I think that people that read the book will have a very different take on the book.'
Entertainment Tonight says Travis Barker recreated his wedding proposal to Kourtney Kardashian on Monday. The couple was marking the anniversary of their beach proposal. Travis had hundreds of roses brought to the beach in the shape of a heart. Rebel Wilson was staying at a nearby hotel and took pictures of the scene.
The NY Post says Alex Rodriguez has moved on from Jennifer Lopez and has found love with a Canadian fitness instructor named Jac Cordero. She has her own fitness program called JacFit and is also a registered nurse and nutritionist. A source tells the newspaper, “Friends say he’s very happy and enjoying [their] time together. He’s enjoying spending time with her. She’s great! She’s a former nurse and a mother of two. He’s great with her and really happy.”
The NY Post says Johnny Depp's Jack Sparrow outfit from the "Pirates of the Caribbean" movies is one of this year's hottest Halloween costumes. The costume has seen a 90% increase in sales since Depp won his defamation trial against Amber Heard. High quality replicas of the costume sell for as much as $399.
Female Dogs Judge You
A new study by Japan's Kyoto University reveals that female dogs judge you when you make a mistake. Researchers had dogs watch people successfully open containers and then fail to open them. Male dogs didn't judge, but researchers noticed female dogs were judging and identifying incompetence.
Researcher Hitomi Chijiiwa says, 'Our findings show that dogs, especially female dogs, are able to identify human competence, which can influence their behavior, particularly if food is involved. Future studies should investigate the potential sex differences among dogs in the way they evaluate humans.'
Saving Money Survey
A new survey by Barlaycard reveals that 51% of people are planning to spend more time at home in the coming months in order to save money. Other findings:
- 53% of people have cut down on buying clothes and eating out because of inflation
- 30% of people are only purchasing items on a need-to-buy basis
- 39% of people have already started saving money for Christmas gifts
Worst Halloween Candy For Your Teeth ... According to a new survey by Byte
Hard Candy (like Jolly Ranchers)
Coated Candy (like Hot Tamales)
Top Personality Traits People Look For In Others … According to a new survey by Accor
One of my best lifelong friends recently got divorced. Now that he's single he's been on a tear. My wife doesn't like that he's constantly out partying and dating again. She's told me that I can't hang with him because he is a bad influence. I love my wife, but also love my friend. I don't think I should be treated like a kid. She is asking me to give up my friendship. I feel like I have to choose between her and my friend. Who would you choose if you were me? Does my wife have the right to hint at this kind of ultimatum?