- A new survey by Qualtrics reveals that 50% of Americans are considering taking a second job to cope with soaring inflation. 20% of people are considering moving to a cheaper area in order to afford the cost of living
- NBC says Walmart stores will be closed on Thanksgiving so employees can spend the holiday with their families rather than early Black Friday shoppers.
- The Daily Mail says Prada is selling a $2,300 doggie bag. The bag holds a small dog and accessories. Designer pooper scooper doggie bags can be purchased separately for $620.
- Baller Alert says some Circle K gas stations in Florida are going to begin selling marijuana. Florida will be the first state to test the selling of weed at gas stations.
- The Blast says The Rock's new movie, ''Black Adam'', is expected to earn over $135 million during its upcoming opening weekend.
- Sora News says Starbucks cafes in Japan are offering a new drink called the Purple Halloween Frappuccino. It contains purple sweet potatoes, whipped cream, vanilla sauce, purple sweet potato powder and chocolate syrup.
Papa John's Garlic Necklace Keeps Vampires Away: QSR magazine says Papa John's is celebrating Halloween by offering a garlic dipping sauce necklace that keeps vampires away. The necklace opens up and allows wearers to fill it with a piece of garlic or Papa John's famous garlic sauce. The sterling silver necklace can be purchased through Black Feather Design.
The Reason Thanksgiving Turkey Prices Are Rising: CNBC says Thanksgiving turkey prices are 73% higher than this time last year. The price of an 8 to 16 lb turkey is $1.99. That's up from $1.15 in 2021. Industry insiders say the jump in price is due to the bird flu. 47.6 million birds have been affected by the bird flu this year. Turkey feed prices have also increased by 10% since last year
Em Beihold tells Variety magazine that she used to suffer from extreme stage fright. “I used to have extreme stage fright. I remember I got a callback from The Voice once, and the reason they didn’t take me, they said, was because I stood like a stick onstage the whole time. I've tried to loosen up since then.”
OneRepublic star Ryan Tedder tells Idolator.com that huge stars are asking him to write songs for them. “I’m only working on stuff that I absolutely love now. I get hit up for songs every day, probably four or five times a day. And they’re all huge artists, so it’s really hard to pass on a lot of them. But now I say if inspiration hits me and something absolutely magnificent raises its head, then I’ll do something. But what I’m not gonna do is hand in a B+ song just for the sake of handing one in.”
Harry Styles tells CheatSheet.com that he's recently become an avid reader. “I never hated reading. It was just never at the top of my lists of things to do. Then I read Haruki Murakami’s “Norwegian Wood.” I couldn't put it down. That book opened up my eyes to the wonder of reading. That's all I do in my spare time now is read.”
Ace Showbiz says 'Catwoman' Zoe Kravitz has co-written two songs on Taylor Swift's upcoming album, ''Midnights''. She contributed on the songs ''Karma'' and ''Lavender Haze''. Taylor's new album will drop tonight at midnight
Ed Sheeran tells WHTZ that he wants to buy Lewis Capaldi's dilapidated farmhouse for $2 million. "If I does make him feel better, I will buy the house off him. But I just want to say he said he was looking for a home, and I sent him a bunch and he went to view them. He went to view it and was like 'I like this enough to buy'. And I said you him... you can have your flat in the city but you need to star thinking about what your forever home is going to be because at the time you want your forever home you could have been building it for 15 years and making it this perfect spot you want to have. I just said to him find something you can do up and make into your forever home. But yeah, I imagine it's not great."
Uproxx says Post Malone recently injured himself in concert again. He was dancing on stage in Atlanta when he twisted his ankle. Post continued performing even though he was struggling to walk
Matthew Perry tells People magazine that he almost died from opioid abuse. He spent two weeks in a coma and five months in the hospital after his colon burst from downing 55 Vicodin pills a day. “The doctors told my family that I had a 2 percent chance to live. I’m grateful to be alive.I was put on a thing called an ECMO machine, which does all the breathing for your heart and your lungs. And that’s called a Hail Mary. No one survives that. My therapist said, ‘The next time you think about taking Oxycontin, just think about having a colostomy bag for the rest of your life.’ And a little window opened and I crawled through it and I no longer want Oxycontin anymore.”
Matthew Perry says he's had some women date him just for his money. OK! magazine quotes him as saying, ''It happens more often than you think. Somebody who has their own wealth is a pretty key component for me. Other important qualities are a sense of humor, kindness and somebody who can have a back and forth with me. I'm feeling more confident and I'm not afraid of love anymore, so the next girl I go out with better watch out."
The NY Post says Jimmy Fallon was celebrating his birthday at a Beverly Hills, California restaurant when Keanu Reeves surprised him with ice cream. The two then sang a Beatles song for the other diners. A source tells the newspaper, “Jimmy said ‘hi’ to [Reeves and his party] and sent them the olives from his table. In response, Keanu sent him ice cream with a candle, and had the place sing ‘Happy Birthday’ to Jimmy. Jimmy got up and sang [The Beatles’ classic] ‘Hey Jude with the piano singer, Hugo — and Keanu joined at the end for the ‘na, na, na’ parts!”
The Rock tells Turner Classic Movies that he cries every time he watches Mel Gibson's movie, ''Braveheart.'' “I watched that movie about a month ago. Got “misty-eyed.” I have in my possession the sword that Mel Gibson uses in Braveheart. It is a massive sword, and one of the few that a Scottish blacksmith and his family, generational blacksmiths, have been commissioned to make that sword from the Wallace family.”
Survey: "What movie still makes you cry and why?"
Meghan Markle tells Variety magazine that she has no plans to return to acting."I'm done. I guess never say never, but my intention is to absolutely not. The industry has shifted quite a bit since I was a part of it. I left Suits right after the 100th episode in 2018. I didn't think I'd ever be in the entertainment industry again. But the entire culture has changed; streamers have changed things. The ability to create zeitgeist moments like we had in the '90s — where everyone would tune in at the same time for a show or gather for one moment? — that doesn't happen anymore..."
Meghan Markle tells Variety magazine that Prince Harry likes to surprise workers at fast food restaurants like In-N-Out. "My husband's favourite is In-N-Out. There's one at the halfway point between LA and our neck of the woods. It's really fun to go through the drive-thru and surprise them. They know our order.''
Survey: Ask past and present fast food employees to call with their stories of their most memorable (funny, drunk or wild) customer.
Ace Showbiz says Brad Pitt has no problem if his alleged former girlfriend, supermodel Emily Ratajkowski, dates other people. A source tells the website, "They were never exclusive. If an opportunity comes that makes sense to see each other, they will. But they are both completely single and seeing different people. They are on the same page as far as that goes. They aren't expecting anything from the other. Brad is seeing a few different women right now."
US Weekly Magazine says Renee Zellweger and Ant Anstead may soon get engaged.A source tells the magazine, '''They are so happy and super excited to be mapping out their long-term future together. They have deliberately downplayed wedding talk. Marriage is 'something they've both been leaning toward for a while. They’ve taken their time to do this right, living in separate houses and not rushing into anything. They’re trying not to get too far ahead of themselves and are both extremely private when it comes to their exact arrangements, but friends think an engagement could be very soon.”
Harbor County News says a pop-up bar is opening in Chicago called Beetlejuice. The bar will start serving Beetlejuice-themed cocktails on Saturday. Beetlejuice characters will also be in attendance. VIP tickets cost $40. A Karaoke contest is going to be held
Entertainment Tonight says Justin Timberlake wished his wife, Jessica Biel, a happy wedding anniversary with the following post, "10 years ain't enough! You make me a better husband and father every day! I love you so much you beautiful human! Run it back!"
States With The Most Ghost Sightings... According to a new survey by Ghostofamerica.com
2 North Dakota
4 South Dakota
8 West Virginia
A new survey by Belvita reveals that 75% of people say a smile from someone brightens their day. Other findings:
- 48% of people say a smile is better than a gift
- 62% of people say a smile from someone leaves them feeling more confident
- 36% of people say a smile from someone else makes them want to do something nice for others
- 26% of people value a smile more than getting praise at work
- 52% of people say a smile makes them feel happier
- 33% of people say they smile less in the Winter
Top Halloween Costumes For Adults … According to a new survey by the wine brand 19 Crimes
Spider-man – Marvel
Dr Strange – Marvel
Thor – Marvel
Villain vs Hero Survey
A new survey by Butterfinger reveals that 51% of people always root for the villain when watching TV or movies. Other findings:
- 60% of people say they watch TV shows and movies just for the villain
- 25% of people prefer villains to heroes
- 41% of people say great villains have cool powers
- 39% of people say great villains have a sinister voice
- 37% of people say great villains have great costumes
WHICH ARCHETYPES MAKE THE BEST VILLAINS? … According to a new survey by Butterfinger
Vampire - 34%
Zombie - 27%
Devil - 27%
Mob boss/member - 26%
Werewolf - 25%
Wizard - 23%
Clown - 22%
Pirate - 22%
Hacker - 21%
Spy - 20%
My husband and I are in couples therapy. We had a huge blow-up on Tuesday night with our counselor when talking about dreams. Our counselor says we need to be totally honest with one another. My husband asked me why I woke up smiling the other morning. I refused to tell him that I had a dream about me sleeping with his best friend. He complained to the counselor about my silence. This caused a huge fight. I told the counselor that spouses should be able to keep their dreams a secret from one another. My husband and the counselor disagree with me. Where do you stand on this? Are dreams off-limits or should a partner be entitled to know what their spouse is dreaming about?