- Uproxx says Mariah Carey's song ''All I Want For Christmas Is You'' tops this week's Billboard Hot 100 charts.It's the first song to be number #1 in four separate years.
- A new study published in the journal Sleep reveals that women are 50% more likely to hit their snooze button than men. 'Night Owls' are more likely than 'morning people' to hit their snooze button.
- The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics says Americans are paying 38% more for salad and vegetables due to droughts and climate change.
- Chew Boom says Van Leeuwen ice cream is celebrating the release of the new Netflix movie ''Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery'' with a new flavor called Glass Onion. The vanilla ice cream is infused with Greek yogurt, honeycomb candy, Bourbon and caramelized onion jam. The movie premieres on December 23rd.
- PR Newswire says Chia Pet is celebrating the holidays with a new Pee-Wee Herman Chia Pet. Pee Wee will grow a full head of plant hair within two weeks.
The NY Post says Dua Lipa has dumped Trevor Noah in favor of Jack Harlow. Jack previously recorded a song called ''Dua Lipa''.The two have been in constant communication ever since he asked her permission to include the song on an album.
Jax tells WXKS that she had a celebrity run in while in Boston. "I went to pee and then I thought I was supposed to go left and I went right by accident into some random hallway. And this whole entourage - literally entourage - comes out and I physically bump into Mark Wahlberg. He was so nice. We drank tequila together. I love him so much.''
A TMZ photographer caught Imagine Dragons lead singer Dan Reynolds on a Disneyland date with Minka Kelly. The two tried to disguise themselves with hoodies, baseball caps and sunglasses.
Taylor Swift tells Elle magazine that she tries to eliminate drama from her life. "You only have so much room in your life and so much energy to give to those in it. Be discerning. If someone in your life is hurting you, draining you, or causing you pain in a way that feels unresolvable, blocking their number isn’t cruel. It’s just a simple setting on your phone that will eliminate drama if you so choose to use it."
TMZ has identified the mother of Diddy's newborn daughter. She is a 28 year-old cyber security specialist named Dana Tran
Entertainment Tonight says Rihanna received a Golden Globe nomination for Best Original Song (Motion Picture) for "Lift Me Up" from ''Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.'' She tweeted; "God be showin out!''
Dlisted says Beyonce is banning alcohol and drugs from her upcoming world tour. They quote a source as saying, “Bey knows the new performances will require intense choreography and precision, so everyone has to be clean and sober. There won’t be any crazy partying on the road either. She is also carrying out #MeToo checks with the dancers, band and crew with hopes doing so will make the tour a safe and friendly work environment. As touring can be mentally gruelling, her new team will also have access to mental-health support while on the road. She knows people are happiest when they know their well-being is fulfilled and wants to use what she has learned in the business to lead by example.”
Nj.com says a Taylor Swift fan was recently scammed out of $1,480. The woman saw a Facebook listing for two tickets to one of Taylor's shows. The victim sent $1,480 to the seller through Zelle. The buyer never received her tickets. Cops are warning people to be careful when buying Taylor's tickets online
'Top Gun: Maverick'' director Joseph Kosinski tells Deadline Hollywood that a third Top Gun movie may be in the works. “Is there another story that is compelling enough that we need to go back? It seems to me at the end of this film that Maverick has some gas left in the tank. He’s not settling down. That would be great, but that's all up to TC. It's all up to Tom. I've been having some conversations with him about it. We'll see.. For him to share Top Gun with me and a lot of these other young actors it's just been such a wild ride, and it's still going.”
Newser says Elon Musk recently attended Dave Chappelle's comedy concert in San Francisco. Over 18,000 people booed Elon. Dave joked that the Twitter employees Elon fired were the ones booing.
LAD Bible says Matt Damon turned down the chance to star in the original ''Avatar'' film. He was offered a salary and 10% of the profits which would have netted him $250 million for playing Jake Sully in the film. Sam Worthington was eventually cast to play Jake
Naughty Gossip says Prince Harry trashes the Royals during the second half of he and Meghan Markle's Netflix documentary. He says, “They were happy to lie to protect my brother, but they were never willing to tell the truth about us. To see this institutional gaslighting. I wasn’t being thrown to the wolves, I was being fed to the wolves.”
Ozzy Osbourne tells Ace Showbiz that he can barely walk after having spinal surgery. He posted, "It is so tough because, I mean, I want to be out there. I want to be doing it. This surgery this guy did. You have no idea. The thing is my head is all right, my creativity is OK, my singing OK but I just can't walk much now. I can't begin to tell you how frustrating life has become. It is amazing how you go along in life and one stupid thing can screw everything up for a long time. I have never been ill this long in my life. When I was a downbeat drunken drug addict, I would not be out this long. It is just as frustrating.''
People magazine says things are getting serious between Pete Davidson and supermodel Emily Ratajkowski. A source tells the magazine, "They are going strong and getting a little more serious. They have a love of the East coast in common and similar vibes personality-wise and style-wise. And it's always the same thing with him: he really makes her laugh and keeps things fun."
A second source adds, "She keeps seeing Pete and is enjoying it. They are getting more serious. Pete is very chill and understanding about her being a mom too. It's a nice situation for Em. It's fun without any stress. Pete takes her to dinner and events. They also hang out a lot at home."
TMZ says Kelly Clarkson had an unwanted visitor show up at her home. Kelly's security says Victor Fernandez has shown up multiple times. He always says Kelly told him to meet her there. Kelly has asked for a restraining order against Victor
Katie Hudson tells the NY Post that her kids love their holiday tradition. “‘The Night Before Christmas’ — every night we read the book. And Santa knows. … Usually when the kids are going to sleep, Santa shows up, and it’s really wild because the kids can’t believe it. And the kids just go nuts. So, they go right to sleep. And Santa usually leaves hints about what he likes to drink and eat at night. And some years, it’s cookies and milk. Some years, it’s like rum and coke and licorice. Some years, he’s looking more like a dirty martini because he needs the break.”
Holiday Party Survey A new survey by HR News reveals that 15% of people hate going to their office Christmas party and say it is the worst thing about the holiday season. Other findings:
- 9% of people will reluctantly go to their office holiday party
- 35% of people like the free food and drinks they get at their holiday office party
- 22% of people like hanging out with their co-workers at their holiday office party
TOP WAYS TO MAKE THE HOLIDAYS MORE DELIGHTFUL .. According to a new survey by International Delight
“People being kind to one another.”
“A holiday card.”
“The smell of Christmas.”
“A little snow wouldn't hurt.”
“For everyone to slow down and enjoy the holiday.”
“More free time to myself.”
“Eating delicious delicacies.”
I recently met a guy while out with my girlfriends. We've been on two dates. Each has been great. I was telling my friends about my new guy and how he takes longer than I do to get ready. They say that's a red flag. I told them they were crazy and that he just likes to look good for me. They say he's vain. Is this a red flag? Should I not date him?