- Interfax says the Ukrainian government is erecting a 35 ft Christmas tree in the nation's capital of Kyiv. The tree will be powered by a generator and will be adorned in white lights. The tree has been nicknamed the Invincibility Tree because of the country's war with Russia
- The Irish Mirror says Kim Kardashian has put up nine Christmas trees in her home. Most are eight ft tall and adorned in white lights.
- What's Trending says Kanye West asked his divorce judge if he could have the right to question any new husband of Kim Kardashian's under oath. The judge rejected his request.
- Variety magazine says Paramount+ has renewed Sylvester Stallone's TV series, ''Tulsa King'', for another season.
- The Hollywood Reporter says the cost to produce the new Avatar movie, ''Avatar: The Way of the Water', was between $350 million and $400 million. The first Avatar movie made $2.9 billion.
- Mashed magazine says Dairy Queen is celebrating the holidays by adding a Sugar Cookie and a Candy Cane blizzard to its menu.
- The NY Post says former President Bill Clinton has tested positive for the coronavirus. He has mild symptoms
R.I.P. McVie: The Sun says Fleetwood Mac singer Christine McVie has died at the age of 79. She wrote some of the band's biggest hits including ''Little Lies'', ''Everywhere'' and ''Don't Stop''. The paper says Christie died at a hospital with her family by her side.
Christie's family released a statement saying, "It is with a heavy heart we are informing you of Christine's death. She passed away peacefully at hospital this morning following a short illness. We would like everyone to keep Christine in their hearts and remember the life of an incredible human being, and revered musician who was loved universally".
Fleetwood Mac Tweeted: "There are no words to describe our sadness at the passing of Christine McVie. She was the best musician anyone could have in their band and the best friend anyone could have in their life. We were so lucky to have a life with her. Individually and together, we cherished Christine deeply and are thankful for the amazing memories we have. She will be so very missed."
Stevie Nicks wrote; "A few hours ago. I was told that my best friend in the whole world since the first day of 1975, had passed away. I didn't even know she was ill...until late Saturday night. I wanted to be in London; I wanted to get to London—but we were told to wait. So, since Saturday, one song has been swirling around in my head, over and over and over. I thought I might possibly get to sing it to her, and so, I'm singing it to her now. I always knew I would need these words one day. It's all I can do now..."
Mick Fleetwood Instagrammed, “Part of my heart has flown away today. This is a day where my dear sweet Friend Christine McVie has taken to flight… and left us earthbound folks to listen with bated breath to the sounds of that ‘song bird,’ reminding one and all that love is all around us to reach for and touch in this precious life that is gifted to us.”
Celebrity Net Worth says Christie has a net worth of $105 million
Xmas Tree WARNING: The Daily Mirror says Christmas tree farmers are telling people to remove any walnut-sized clumps from their trees. The clumps resemble pine cones. They are actually hardened sacs that may contain up to 200 praying mantis eggs.
One farmer wrote; "If you happen to see a walnut sized/shaped egg mass on your Christmas tree, don’t fret, clip the branch and put it in your garden. These are 100-200 preying (sic) mantis eggs! We had two egg masses on our tree this year. Don’t bring them inside they will hatch and starve!"
Elton John tells Variety magazine that he's glad he recorded with Britney Spears. ''We've been watching the documentaries and following her career for the last few years, and she's been through a horrific, traumatic time. But she's first and foremost a singer, and I just wanted to have her back in the charts and people loving her voice again.''
Billie Eilish tells Vanity Fair magazine that she is not going to star in the next season of "Euphoria."
Female First says Pink recently spent $5,000 on a painting by some chimps. The abstract painting is blue, white and pink. It was purchased in Miami
The Blast says Kendall Jenner is helping Harry Styles get over his breakup with Olivia Wilde.Jenner recently split from Phoenix Suns star Devin Booker. A source tells the website, “She and Harry are just good friends. They remained friendly over the years and have kept in touch. There’s nothing romantic going on, but they do catch up from time to time and have hung out in social settings.”
David Guetta tells Billboard magazine that music can help you get through moments of crisis. "In moments of crisis, I always think music that makes you feel good and lets you forget everything is winning, and in this moment dance music is back so strong. Listening to music and dancing may not solve your problem, but it'll help you forget about it for a while."
Rihanna tells Essence magazine that date nights are important in a relationship. "No matter if you just started going out or if you been married for 30 years, you got to have date nights. You need that special time together to remind yourself why you love each other."
Lizzo tells People magazine that she no longer tries to please everyone. "I used to think I needed to change who I was to be accepted. Now I know I just have to be me and people will accept me as I am."
WGTC says Bruno Mars was recently performing in Bahrain when a fan held up a homemade poster that featured a picture of The Rock with Bruno's hair. The sign read; "Love you Bruno". The Rock saw the sign online and posted; ''Thank you Bahrain. I will now be joining my younger brother @BrunoMars on his tour''
Radar Online and Ace Showbiz claim Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck’s mothers are allegedly butting heads. A source tells the websites, "J.Lo and Ben are dealing with a lot of issues right now. There's a real worry among friends that they may not make it in the long term. J.Lo's mom is incredibly close with her and Ben. She's championed their reunion from the get-go - and even plans on moving in with them someday. But the same can't be said for Chris - or Ben's other relatives - and Guadalupe finds that unfair and kind of unforgivable. J.Lo and Ben are not planning to spend the holiday season together with their parents. The two moms are being kept well apart - because Ben and J.Lo know it would likely be World War III if they got put at the same dinner table - especially as Chris still adores Jennifer Garner and always treated her like the daughter she never had.’’
Dark Horizons, citing The Sun, says Kick Ass and Bullet Train star Aaron Taylor-Johnson has become the front-runner to replace Daniel Craig as James Bond. Johnson reportedly took a top-secret screen test in September. A source tells the news outlets, “Aaron went for a screen test to be the next Bond in September and producers and Barbara loved him. He is now one of the front-runners.”
The Irish Mirror newspaper has revealed that James Corden was once kidnapped by a group of London teenagers.They wanted to do Carpool Karaoke with him. He says, "I was crossing the street in London and there were these four kids. They were like 18, 19. They sort of forced me to get in the car. They all had their camera phones out and we were just singing along to the radio. I was like, 'Am I being kidnapped?'"
OK! magazine claims resentment allegedly ended Sandra Bullock and Bryan Randall's relationship. A source tells the magazine, "Bryan assured Sandra early on he'd stick with her through thick and thin. He's done his best to keep his promise. Bryan's a self-employed photographer; she commands $20 million a movie. They used to go on dates to fancy restaurants and she'd pick up the tab because he couldn't afford to pay it. He began to resent it, and Sandra resented his resentment. Money was a big issue for them. A lot of times, Sandra has parented the kids in a way she felt was right without consulting Bryan, so his place in the household was taken down a peg or two.''
Radar Online says Sandra Bullock's ex-husband, Jesse James, has allegedly cheated on his pregnant wife.Jesse also cheated on Sandra.
Jesse's current wife, Bonnie Rotten, posted; "I’m 10 weeks pregnant I had to leave the house because we got into it the other night. He blocked me on everything. I see his page. He’s following. His ex and a bunch of girls. I’m his pregnant wife and chooses to act like this. THAT’S NOT A MAN. You want to ruin my life? Isolate me from everything and everyone? Leave me with nothing. We will see. I’m so hurt by everything he has done to me. He doesn’t give a --- about anyone but himself. He’s a truly disgusting human being. I do not like putting this on social media but it’s the only way he will feel anything is if everyone knows WHAT HE TRULY IS."
Marca magazine says Tom Brady may return to the Patriots next year. The magazine quotes Patriots reporter Jeff Howe as saying, "The Patriots are slated to have more than $50 million in cap space in 2023, so they can again address their flaws, this time on the heels of a couple impressive draft classes. Brady and Bill Belichick still have an abundance of respect for one another. They've made points to say it publicly on multiple occasions since the QB departed for Tampa. They also spent 23 minutes together in the visiting locker room at Gillette Stadium following Brady's return in 2021 - an appointment they set up prior to the game."
Reese Witherspoon tells E! News that she is open to playing Judge Judy in a new movie about Judy's life. "Yes, I'm in. Judy, call me. She's my girlfriend. I'm obsessed with her. I love her book that's called Beauty Fades, Dumb Is Forever. Classic book. She just gives out great information and knowledge and she's just one of those truly wise people that you want around."
Director James Cameron tells Business Insider that he has ideas for a sixth and seventh Avatar movie. "Obviously, I'm not going to be able to make 'Avatar' movies indefinitely, the amount of energy required. I would have to train somebody how to do this because, I don't care how smart you are as a director, you don't know how to do this. The Avatar films themselves are kind of all-consuming. I've got some other things I'm developing as well that are exciting. I think eventually over time — I don't know if that's after three or after four — I'll want to pass the baton to a director that I trust to take over, so I can go do some other stuff that I'm also interested in. Or maybe not. I don't know."
A new survey by Dutch Bros reveals that 33% of people say they are the most festive person they know. Other findings:
- 54% of people wish the holiday season would last longer than it does
- 44% of people say it starts feeling like the holidays in November
- 74% of people say prepping for the holiday season puts them in a good mood
- 37% of people say wrapping holiday presents puts them in a good mood
MOST COMMON HOLIDAY ACTIVITIES … According to a new survey by Dutch Bros
Eating/drinking holiday treats – 72%
Shopping for presents for loved ones – 70%
Watching seasonal movies – 65%
Decorating the home – 61%
Baking goods with loved ones – 53%
Most Common Recipients Of A Regift ... According to a new survey by Coupon Follow
romantic partners (48%)
I plan to start my holiday shopping this weekend. My sister hates that I buy dollar store gifts and then place them in gift boxes from fine stores. She says I'm a cheapskate and a liar. I see nothing wrong with doing this. It's just a box. She says it's a lie and misleading. Is there anything wrong with what I'm doing? Am I a liar?