- Time Magazine has named Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelensky as their Person of the Year.
- United Press International says 'Wordle' is Google's most searched word of 2022. 'Wordle' is a popular game
- WMKZ says Wayne County, Kentucky is offering a snowman painting class. The two-hour class costs $30 and is being taught by an actual artist.
- Contact Music says Idris Elba has received an honorary doctorate from Ravensbourne University in London. He says, “I am super proud of this, because it’s an honor, but also, now, you lot can call me Doctor Dris.”
- Outkick magazine says competitive eater Joey Chestnut recently won a pierogi eating contest at a Cleveland Cavaliers game. Joey downed 47 pierogies in several minutes. His three competitors ate 33 combined.
Taylor Swift tells Distractify.com that she has a favorite cheat meal. "I try to eat healthy and take good care of myself, but you have to spoil yourself every now and again. My go-to fast food order is a cheeseburger, fries, and a chocolate shake. Ugh, it's so good!"
Sam Smith tells CBS that he doesn't mind getting older. “I feel great. I’m enjoying it. A lot of people hate getting older. I don't mind it. I feel like I'm aging like a fine wine.”
Lewis Capaldi tells The Edinburgh Evening News newspaper that he tries not to think about how famous he is. “I don’t think I’ll ever get used to the fame. I still live in Glasgow, I haven’t jetted off to the Hollywood Hills quite yet, so I think if I don’t think about it all too much, I’m okay.”
Gwen Stefani tells Wonderland magazine that you have to earn your chance at success. “If you don’t swim and kick and kick, you’re not gonna have a splash. I ’ve always lived by that. You have to be ready to fight and claw to get ahead. Nothing is going to be handed to you.”
Newsweek magazine says Stevie Nicks is a Lizzo fan. She posted; "Dearest Lizzo~," Nicks began, "In my opinion~ your presentation last night on the People's Choice Awards was not only so beautiful and so needed that you get the award for being a great woman of our time. I was so impressed and so touched that you put that together and pulled it off. It was stunning and everyone heard you. You have given all women soundbites forever~ flute player, singer, songwriter, future politician..? Your name is in the stars now~ Much love, Stevie Nicks."
Hollywoodlife.com says Forbes Magazine is out with its list of the World's Most Powerful Women. Rihanna was number #73 on the list. Taylor Swift was number #79 while Beyonce was number# 80
Steve Lacy tells US Weekly magazine that his music will be his legacy. “I look at my life as a museum, like experiences that I collect. How I touch people’s lives, the energy that I put out into this world. What will I do to keep that flowing? Music creates a thread for someone else to continue, even when you’re gone. That’s what keeps me going. That’s what keeps it fun, because this won’t be forever.”
During some of her recent live perfomances, Shania Twain has been changing a line from her iconic hit "That Don't Impress Me Much". Indy100 says she sings "Ok, so you're Ryan Reynolds?" instead of "Ok, so you're Brad Pitt?" Both Shania and Ryan are from Canada
Blake Shelton tells People magazine that he takes his role as a stepfather to Gwen Stefani's sons very seriously. “Even though I’m a stepparent, I take that job very seriously. The kids see me as a very important person in their life. [When they ask], ‘Why isn’t Blake here?’, I take that stuff to heart. I’ve made plenty of money, but you can’t buy time back. I don’t want any regrets. If I walked away from my career at this time, the only thing that I run the risk of is having regrets that I’m missing out on some more important things in life. For now, that’s our kids. This isn’t about me anymore and never will be again.”
The Charleston City Paper says the Charleston, South Carolina Police recently arrested an Ozzy Osbourne impersonator. Residents called 911 because the impersonator was drunk, unsteady on his feet and growling at people. Cops questioned the man. He told them that he was growling because he was trying to emulate Ozzy Osbourne. The man sat down on a bench and fell over before cops ticketed him for public intoxication
Charlize Theron tells The Hollywood Reporter that her children aren't sure what she does for a living. "In their heads, they’re like, 'We know you work, but we’re not 100 percent sure what you do.' My younger one goes, 'Oh my God, Mom, it feels like you can’t hold a job'. And my older one, she’s a pre-teen now, so there are moments, like, we’re walking through an airport and [she sees me on a Dior billboard] and she’s just like, 'Oh my God, you’re on a f**king wall with no shirt, Mom. This is so embarrassing. Put a shirt on!' And I’m like, 'That will pay for your college!'"
Hollywoodlife.com says Bradley Cooper plans to spend the holidays with his daughter and Irina Shayk. A source says the couple is reconciling. “Bradley loves to go all out to make Christmas perfect for Lea so the shopping and planning has already started. She’s five now so she’s the perfect age for making lists for Santa and all the other magical stuff. And she loves being with her mommy and daddy together so Bradley’s overjoyed that he and Irina can do Christmas together. They’re not just doing it for Leah though, they’re excited to be spending time together too. They’re very happy with how things are progressing.”
US Weekly magazine says Tom Holland and Zendaya are starting to plan for their future. A source tells the magazine, ''They seem serious and permanent. They’re both in settling-down mode and are absolutely planning for a real future together.''
OK! magazine claims Vin Diesel is allegedly jealous of The Rock's success. A source tells the magazine, "Vin tries so hard to be the man that other men want to be and women want to be with, but he’ll always be in The Rock’s shadow. His ego is extremely fragile and he can’t shake the feeling that Dwayne’s the better man. The sad thing is this feud isn’t about two guys, it’s mostly a one-sided thing and it’s all on Vin, who’s become obsessed with Dwayne.''
Radar Online says Miley Cyrus allegedly doesn't approve of her father, Billy Ray, marrying Australian singer Firerose. A source tells the website, “Miley was already shocked and appalled that Billy Ray and Firerose were hooking up, so now that he’s stuck a ring on this gal’s finger, it’s a step beyond and a real kick in the teeth. Miley’s very protective of her mom, and the consensus is that their dad’s being a jack--- and throwing his life and money away on this girl.”
The Most Mispronounced Words Of 2022 .. According to a new study by Babel
Adele [uh-DALE] ... singer
Chicxulub [CHICK-choo-loob (Mex.) / CHICK-zoo-loob (Eng.)] ... meteorite that caused the extinction of the dinosaurs
Domhnall Gleeson [DOH-null GLEE-sun] ... actor and star of serial killer drama The Patient
Edinburgh [ed-in-BRUH] ... Scottish capital
Negroni sbagliato [ne-GRO-nee spah-lee-AH-toh] ... drink
Novak Djokovic [NO-vak JO-kuh-vich] ... tennis star
Ohtani [oh-TAHN-ee] ... Major League Baseball player
Rishi Sunak [REE-shee SOO-nahk] ... British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak
Tuanigamanuolepola (Tua) Tagovailoa [TOO-uh-ning-uh-mah-noo-oh-LEH-po-luh (TOO-uh) TUNG-o-vai-LOH-uh] ... Miami Dolphins’ quarterback
Zaporizhzhia [zah-POH-reezha] ... city in southeast Ukraine.
A new survey by the dating app Flirtini reveals that 61% of singles find it more difficult to date during the holidays. Other findings:
- 40% of singles have anxiety about gift-giving
- 50% of singles feel pressure to invite people they're dating to holiday gatherings
- 75% of online daters have had a relationship end during the holiday season
- 32% of online daters would buy a gift for someone after a month of dating
- 33% of people date someone so they are not alone during the holidays
Top 10 Changes People Would Like To Make This Christmas … According to a new survey by Tenderstem
1. Watch more Christmas movies
2. Get new decorations
3. Watch different Christmas movies to ones we normally watch
4. Go abroad for Christmas
5. Eat different foods to what I normally have
6. Play new party games
7. Play more festive music throughout the Christmas period
8. Not travel anywhere this Christmas
9. Not eat turkey for Christmas dinner
10. Have Christmas at home rather than be hosted by someone else
I plan to start doing my holiday shopping this weekend. I am going to get my wife a health club membership. My sister says it's the most insensitive and cruel gift I could get her. My wife has mentioned she wants to start working out. My sister says I will offend her if I buy her a membership. She says she has to do it on her own. What do you think about this? Should I get my wife a health club membership for Christmas? Good or bad gift?
PS: My sister says buying the membership says I have a problem with my wife's weight