- Deadline Hollywood says ABC has benched Good Morning America anchors Amy Robach and TJ Holmes for having an affair. The network is trying to determine what effect their affair is going to have on the show's ratings. TMZ says the ratings for GMA are up 20% compared to two weeks before the affair became public. Around 1.4 million people were watching the show prior to the affair. Once TJ and Amy's affair became public, that number jumped to 1.8 million. The NY Post says TJ allegedly had an affair with an ABC staffer and a producer. A source says, “T.J.’s cheating with ABC staffers was definitely one of the reasons why they were yanked off. It has become a distraction.”
- ABC says the Oxford Dictionary has chosen the phrase ''Goblin Mode'' as their word/phrase of the year.The term is defined as "a type of behavior which is unapologetically self-indulgent, lazy, slovenly, or greedy, typically in a way that rejects social norms or expectations."
- Business Insider says IHOP and General Mills will start selling their new Mini Pancake cereal in January.It was inspired by the 2020 pancake cereal Tik-Tok trend.
- Fortune Magazine says the CDC is recommending people wear masks again because the flu, the coronavirus and respiratory illnesses are spreading following Thanksgiving. They say, “We also encourage you to wear a high-quality, well-fitting mask to prevent the spread of respiratory illnesses.”
- SWNS says researchers in Germany have developed a golfing robot that can sink perfect putts. The team used physics-based methods to teach "Golfi" how to sink putts from anywhere on the green. The researchers say Golfi is successful 60-70% of the time. He has not yet mastered hilly terrain.
R.I.P. Kirstie Alley: The NY Post says Kirstie Alley has died at the age of 71 from cancer.
Her family released a statement saying, “She was surrounded by her closest family and fought with great strength, leaving us with a certainty of her never-ending joy of living and whatever adventures lie ahead. We are grateful to the incredible team of doctors and nurses at the Moffitt Cancer Center for their care. As iconic as she was on screen, she was an even more amazing mother and grandmother. Our mother’s zest and passion for life, her children, grandchildren and her many animals, not to mention her eternal joy of creating, were unparalleled and leave us inspired to live life to the fullest just as she did.”
John Travolta Instagrammed, “Kirstie was one of the most special relationships I've ever had. I love you Kirstie. I know we will see each other again."
Lewis Capaldi tells Apple Music that the house Ed Sheeran turned him on to has become a money pit. "He sent me a link, and I was, ‘Oh, this place looks amazing.’ I went and looked at it... and I was like, ‘This is great.’ I didn't maybe look around enough, I didn't smell it. Yeah, I got very excited. And I'm here to tell you, the house is a hole. Yeah, it's a money pit, and it has been the bane of my existence for the last couple of months.”
Latestly says Sam Asghari is denying reports he is controlling Britney Spears' life. He posted; “I would never control someone that’s been controlled for 13+ years.”
Taylor Swift tells Rolling Stone magazine that she tries to keep her private life private."I love my fans, but there are some details about my life that I want to keep to myself. We all have things we like to keep to ourselves, I'm no different. I want to say thanks to my Swifties for allowing me to keep some things to myself."
Sam Smith tells Yahoo News that his dream is to live in nature one day. “I’m in the countryside more and more. My aim is throughout my life I want to become more isolated. I just want to live in the mountains of Scotland one day. That’s like my dream.”
Bebe Rexha tells Allure magazine that she has some advice for her younger self. "I noticed that the things that fell through were meant to fall through so that something better would happen or something that was meant to be would happen. So I would tell my younger self to take a deep breath and trust in the process."
Music-news.com says The Weeknd has written music for the upcoming Avatar sequel 'Avatar: The Way of Water'. He tweeted; "#AvatarTheWayOfWater x @theweeknd."
Beyonce tells CNN that she once performed during a torrential downpour in England.“It rained a lot, so the stage was very slippery. The first song, I was like, ‘Oh, okay, am I gonna make it?’ I thought I was gonna have to switch shoes. I had a pair of boots on the side of the stage just in case. It turned out fine though. I'm a pro at dancing in heels. I’ve been practicing in heels since I was 13 years old. And, to be honest, it’s kind of second nature.”
OK! magazine says Kelly Clarkson filed a police report against a man who is leaving unwanted gifts, plants and greeting cards on her property. Kelly has never met the man and has no idea who he is. She has given the police surveillance footage in hopes they can identify her stalker.
Contact Music says Russell Crowe was almost bitten by a venomous snake outside of his home.He posted, "On the driveway. Me and my buddy Bandy Bandy. Thankfully, his markings broadcast his presence. Broke one of my own rules, walking outside, at night, without shoes. A little reminder of the folly of that choice."
Keanu Reeves says ''John Wick 4'' is the hardest movie he's ever made. Contact Music quotes him as saying; "'John Wick 4' is the hardest movie I've ever made. "In terms of action, it's the hardest film I've ever made. But that's what makes it good. There's a lot of people that are coming after (Wick), and there (are) a lot of different kinds of scenes that are fun in the action."
Geo TV says Brad Pitt allegedly broke up with supermodel Emily Ratajkowski because she is addicted to social media. A source tells the website,"Emily was too social media dependent to warrant anything but a short-term romance. There must be a level of discretion for Brad to feel comfortable and he didn't in this case."
Geo TV says Leonardo DiCaprio may leave Gigi Hadid for his ex, Gisele Bundchen. Astrologer Joy Elms is predicting; "Leonardo DiCaprio will be returning as a past romantic interest during July 22nd, 2023, and September 3rd, 2023. Now, Gisele Bündchen has no idea about this and neither does Leonardo. But back when they dated, Saturn was there, which is the challenge in the commitment area. So it wasn't going to happen. Leonardo was not in a position or in the mindset to commit and he hadn't displayed those traits anyway,” she added. "But he is going to desire marriage next year. They're going to reconnect as friends during this Venus retrograde, and I feel that love can be rekindled between them and it will be kind of like the Bennifer (Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck) whole thing. Leonardo and Gisele have excellent compatibility. Leonardo has a Libra moon and is a Scorpio as Joaquim, equaling fireworks.''
Gwen Stefani tells Extra TV that NBC has not extended an invite for her to return to "The Voice". "I have no idea if I'll be back. Every season I've been on the show, it's a last minute, like, 'You want to come back?' And I'm like, 'Duh, why did you wait so long to call me?! You know I love this show!' I love being here, I love coaching, and I love seeing everybody grow right before my eyes. I love being impactful and [the artists] inspire me. So yes, ask me back, and I'll come back."
The Blast says Joe Pesci is leaning towards not doing another Home Alone movie. The website quotes him as saying, “While you never say never, I think that it would be difficult to replicate not only the success but also the overall innocence of the originals,” Pesci said. “It’s a different time now; attitudes and priorities have changed in 30 years.”
BuzzFeed News says James Howard Jackson, the man, who shot Lady Gaga's dog walker, Ryan Fisher, has been sentenced to 21 years in prison. He pled no contest to one count of attempted murder. Jackson and two accomplices stole Lady Gaga's dogs. She offered a $500,000 reward before the dogs were eventually returned. The accomplices and the Good Samaritan, who returned the dog, were also charged
Ace Showbiz says Kim Kardashian has gotten a restraining order against a man, who claims he has been telepathically communicating with her. Andre Persaud must stay 100 yards away from Kim and her family. He showed up at her home three times in August. Andre often posts about Kim online.
Holiday Gift Survey
A new survey by Personal Capital reveals that 34% of people will be purchasing a holiday gift for their dog. Only 19% will be purchasing a gift for their in-laws. Other finidngs:
- 22% of cat owners will give their cat a holiday gift.
- 52% of people will give gift cards this holiday season
- 24% of people will give slippers and socks this holiday season
Most Sinful Cities .. According to a new survey by Wallethub based on violent crimes, excessive drinking and number of adult entertainment establishments
Most Sinful CitiesLeast Sinful Cities1. Las Vegas, NV10. South Burlington, VT2. St. Louis, MO9. Columbia, MD3. Philadelphia, PA8. Burlington, VT4. Houston, TX7. Laredo, TX5. Atlanta, GA6. Pearl City, HI6. Los Angeles, CA5. Cape Coral, FL7. Denver, CO4. West Valley City, UT8. Chicago, IL3. Fremont, CA9. Baton Rouge, LA2. Bridgeport, CT10. Phoenix, AZ1. Port St. Lucie, FL
My kids are begging my husband and I for a puppy for Christmas. The children are 5, 7 and 9 and swear they are going to take care of the dog. My husband and I would love to get a pet, but are not sure if we can trust the kids to do what they say they are going to do. Should we believe them or not? Puppy for Christmas? Good or bad idea?