- WJW says six couples got married yesterday at the Akron, Ohio Municipal Courthouse. All of the couples dressed as Halloween characters. A witch, a vampire, the Princess Bride, Michael Myers, Chucky and someone in a Scream mask all tied the knot.
- Daylight Saving Time ends on Sunday. A study by Harvard Medical School reveals that heart attacks increase by 24% after we fall back on Sunday because Daylight Saving Time is ending.
- Gizmodo says Twitter's new owner, Elon Musk, is allegedly going to start charging $20 a month for blue checks. The checks appear on user profiles to let others know the profile is verified and real. Author Stephen King responded to the proposed fee by tweeting, "$20 a month to keep my blue check? They should pay me. If that gets instituted, I'm gone like Enron."
- Fox Business News says Shanghai Disney recently shut down because of the coronavirus. Guests are unable to leave the park until they test negative. The park continues to operate rides for visitors stuck inside. Ten people tested positive on Sunday.
- Female First says the message on Bob Saget's headstone was released yesterday. It reads, : "Loving and devoted husband, father, son, uncle, brother and friend. He brought people together and made them laugh. A very great man.'"
- Pop Culture magazine says Morgan Freeman's 2014 sci-fi film, ''Lucy'', is being turned into a TV series. He is in talks to reprise his role as Professor Samuel Norman. Scarlett Johansson played Lucy Miller. No word on if she is going to star in the series
- NBC says the Philadelphia Phillies are selling a new donut during the World Series. The ' Bryce (Harper) Crispy Donut' features red marshmallow glaze, Rice Krispy treat pieces and a white marshmallow drizzle.
Sia tells The New York Times newspaper that there are times she hates her fame. “There are times I wish I wasn't famous. Like, what if I want to run out and get something to eat? I have to take 20 people with me to make sure I'm 'safe'. There's no spontaneity anymore.”
Taylor Swift tells Rolling Stone magazine that she's not competitive with other female singers. "Sometimes it feels like we’re all on this battlefield and everyone’s gonna lose except one person, who wins. It’s like, “No, do you know what? Katy is going to be legendary. Gaga is going to be legendary. Beyoncé is going to be legendary. Rihanna is going to be legendary.” And somehow I realized that on tour, as I was looking at people’s faces. We’re just entertaining people, and it’s supposed to be fun."
The Daily Mail says Taylor Swift and Bono recently appeared on a UK talk show together where Bono said he is a Swiftie. After the show, Taylor said she and Bono are talking about working together.
Perez Hilton says Billie Eilish and Jesse Rutherford dressed as a baby and an old man for Halloween. They wanted to make fun of their 11 year age difference. Billie is 20 while Jesse is 31.
The Daily Mail says Post Malone was recently performing in Tulsa, Oklahoma when he did a gender reveal on stage. He held up a piece of paper that said; ''Congrats it's a girl''. Post autographed the paper and handed it back to the happy couple.
Steve Lacy tells Vulture.com that he sometimes misses the simpler times of his early career. “I was recording music on my IPhone and sending it to everyone. It was a hectic and scary time, but also fun and freeing. Some days I wish I could go back there.”
Beyonce tells GQ magazine that it took her a while to realize how powerful she was. "I used to think I was powerless. That I was just a singer. I now know that, yes, I am powerful. I'm more powerful than my mind can even digest and understand. And I want to use that power to help those I can."
Ralph Macchio tells Collider magazine that a sixth season of ''Cobra Kai'' is in development. “There are no locked guarantees in anything, correct? In life. But there’s a high confidence and discussions, but we don’t have that official word. But I’m feeling good, and I’m feeling the book is not going to hurt our chances either. That’s just very unique to have a story that’s ongoing and a character that has been so impactful and inspirational, aspirational, wish-fulfilling for so many people and so many generations now.”
Contact Music says Cheryl Burke's dog is helping her stay sober. She posted, "The belief in a power greater than myself consistently helps me to stay the course when things get hard, and I have to give credit to my dog, Ysabella, for keeping me going a lot of the time. Yep, I'm a full-blown 'dog mom' and not ashamed to say it!"
NBC says Tom Brady is helping with hurricane relief in Florida. He was spotted handing out food in Englewood, Florida. Tom also took selfies with residents.
The Internet reacts ...
“A man of the people”
“Just had his wife leave him, his football team is currently unsuccessful and he’s out in the streets of a natural disaster zone handing out food … please someone help me understand how people hate this man”
“Love to see it! I’m not betting against this guy”
Tom Brady says his split with Gisele Bundchen was amicable. Access Hollywood quotes him as saying, "The good news is it’s a very amicable situation and I’m really focused on two things, taking care of my family and certainly my children and, secondly, doing the best job I can to win football games. So that’s what professionals do. You focus at work when it’s time to work, and then when you come home you focus on the priorities that are at home. All you can do is the best you could do. That’s what I’ll just continue to do as long as I’m working and as long as I’m being a dad”
Elite Daily says Prince Harry tried to get several of his ex-girlfriends to contribute to his upcoming memoir. A source tells the website, “Harry did reach out. Friends and girlfriends were polite and said they would think about it but ultimately most said ‘No'. It was felt to be kind of ironic that Harry would hit the roof if he ever had an inkling they spoke to the media, but now he wants them to when he needs their help. There is a real concern that that means Harry has had to sex up the book and include revelations that even he might not even be that comfortable with. The publishers wanted more areas covered and more detail on some things that were already included.”
The NY Post says Kanye West allegedly got into a fight with another parent at his son's weekend soccer game in Los Angeles. He and a woman had a heated conversation on the sidelines. Kanye stormed off and sat in a lawn chair with his security guards. Kim Kardashian also attended the game, but stayed far away from her former husband.
Giant Freakin Robot says Vince Vaughn has an idea for a "Dodgeball" sequel. Justin Long says, " Vince had been telling me that he has this great idea for a sequel. I don’t know if he had yet pitched it to Ben, but I kind of set up the pitch… I would love to do it and I hope that it ends up happening, but…he’s (Stiller) a little trepidatious about doing a sequel to something so beloved, something that people enjoy so much that….I’m just hoping Vince can convince him with his idea. It’s a funny idea, I don’t wanna say what it is."
Epicstream says Ben Affleck is paying for Jennifer Lopez's expensive tastes. A source tells the website, "He's like her personal bank account. He pays for their private jet flights, their vacations, hotels, lavish gifts from clothing to jewelry, and fine dining whenever they go out. The limos are all on his tab, too, and he's always buying her things. It's pretty ironic since he's not worth nearly what she is — but he knows he's paying off an emotional, as well as financial, debt."
Candy Calorie Burn-Off .. According to a new article in Stateline
Skittles ... 80 calories ... need to do 543 jumping jacks to burn them off
Kit Kat bars ... 70 calories .. need to do 10 minutes on a rowing machine to burn them off
One Fun Size package of M&M's ... 73 calories ... need to do jumping jacks for 9 minutes to burn them off
Single Reese's Peanut Butter Cup ... 105 calories .... need to jog for 7 minutes to burn it off
Fun Size Milky Way, Mounds, Snickers and Twix bars ... each have 80 calories ... need to do 9 minutes on elliptical machine to burn them off
Eight pieces of Starburst candy ... 160 calories ... 50 minutes of Pilates will burn them off
Intense Exercise Extends Life Expectancy
A new study by the University of Sydney reveals that two minutes of intense exercise a day could extend your life. Lead researcher Dr. Matthew N. Ahmadi says, “The results indicate that accumulating vigorous activity in short bouts across the week can help us live longer. Given that lack of time is the most commonly reported barrier to regular physical activity, accruing small amounts sporadically during the day may be a particularly attractive option for busy people.”
Infidelity Survey A new survey by Newsweek reveals that 20% of people have cheated on a partner. Other findings:
54% of people say they have never been cheated on
12% of people would cheat on their partner if they were certain they would never get busted
TOP DATING TURN-OFFS … According to a new survey by One Poll
Poor hygiene – 60%
Talking about exes – 33%
Being flirty with other people – 31%
Eating with mouth open – 23%
Being cocky – 20%
I am being chastised for the candy I gave out last night. I live in one of our area's most affluent neighborhoods. You can probably guess which one it is. I had parents and kids criticizing me for handing out Fun Size candy bars. They said I'm cheap and should be handing out full size candy bars because we're wealthy and have the money. One family even said I have an obligation to do so. I felt guilty as I went to bed. I woke up this morning not knowing what to feel. Am I cheap? Do I have an obligation?