- WGN says wrestling legend The Iron Sheik has died at the age of 81. A statement on his Twitter account reads; "With his larger than life persona, incredible charisma, and unparalleled in-ring skills, he captivated audiences around the globe. He was a trailblazer, breaking barriers and paving the way for a diverse range of wrestlers who followed in his footsteps."
- The NY Post says Amazon is planning to run commercials on its Prime Video streaming service. Their new ad tier network will be similar to Netflix and Disney's. No word on how much the less expensive service will cost
- Kam City says some Aldi grocery stores are looking to cut costs by dimming store lighting at certain times of the day.
- ABC says select Pizza Hut restaurants are adding a pickle pizza to their menu for a limited time. The pie is topped with cheese, chicken, a Nashville hot chicken seasoning, white onions, buttermilk ranch sauce and spicy dill pickles
- Total Pro Sports says Harry Styles may perform at halftime of next year's Super Bowl. The Big Game is scheduled for February 11th, 2024
- Geo TV says Amber Heard has paid Johnny Depp $1 million as part of their defamation case settlement. Amber originally owed Johnny $15 million, but he agreed to settle for less.
- AV Club says Shannen Doherty's breast cancer has spread to her brain. She posted, “On January 5th, my ct scan showed Mets in my brain. That fear.... The turmoil..... the timing of it all.... This is what cancer can look like”
- The NY Post says Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen has been chosen to appear on the cover of the Madden NFL 24 video game.
New York City Hit With "Nicotine Yellow" Wildfire Smoke: The Daily Mail says New York City Mayor Eric Adams is urging millions of residents to remain indoors because hazardous smoke from the Canadian wildfires is blanketing the Northeast and the Great Lakes. The thick smog is a nicotine-yellow color. Health experts say breathing the smoke can be as damaging as smoking 14 cigarettes in a single day. New York has now become the most polluted city in the world with an Air Quality Index of over 200. CNN says 75 million Americans are under an air quality alert due to the wildfire smoke. The state of New York has handed out 1 million n95 masks. The smoke is expected to subside at some point this weekend
The Daily Mail claims Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello have allegedly broken up again. A source tells the newspaper, ''Shawn and Camila have a lot of history and they tested the waters again after coming back into each other’s lives. It was just a fling and they’ve put an end to it now. They realized it was probably a mistake to give things another shot. Things ended between them the first time for a reason, after all. 'In reality, both of them know they aren’t right for each other romantically and now they just want to move on.''
Closer Weekly Magazine says Taylor Swift's ex-boyfriend, Matt Healy, thought they were serious and planning a future together. A source tells the magazine that they had been talking marriage and kids
Total Pro Sports says Harry Styles may perform at halftime of next year's Super Bowl. The Big Game is scheduled for February 11th, 2024
Selena Gomez tells JustJared.com that she would tell someone who became famous at a young age to try and stay humble. "It’s really scary to see what happens when you’re given so much power and money at a young age. I think it’s extremely scary. The bigger you get, the more humble I would encourage you to be. Hold on to your heart, try to be the best you can be, and be careful about who to trust, because you are who you surround yourself with."
Kane Brown tells Music Mayhem magazine that he thinks his children like his music. “Well, it’s funny because I have people tell me all the time that my music makes their kids stop crying, so when our Kodi ’s crying, we put on ‘Thank God’ and immediately, she stops. I'm guessing that means she likes it? Either that or she goes to sleep so she doesn't have to hear it.”
Post Malone tells Complex.com that he wants to completely relax when he finally retires. “Kicking it, nothing to do. … I’ve made music for years and years, and down the line, I just want to relax and enjoy the simple things. Be like a kid again. Have no responsibilities and everything is handled: your kids, your family, everybody is set and doesn’t need to worry, so you can just play games and play in the tall grass.”
Jennifer Aniston tells InStyle magazine that she broke her body from the intense workouts and pressure she placed on herself to look good. "When you're in a mindset of, 'I need to do 45 minutes of cardio or I won't get a good workout. I believed it for so long. I just burnt out and broke my body. My physical therapist gave me a Barbie doll that's covered in Kinesio tape. It's a silly mental image until you realize the purpose of all that tape is to show every injury I've had in the last 15 years."
Inquisitor magazine says Jennifer Aniston has a secret tattoo. She has the name 'Norman' tattooed on the inside of her right foot. The inking is a tribute to her dog, Norman. The Welsh Corgi terrier mix passed away in 2011 at the age of 15.
Media Entertainment Arts says Arnold Schwarzenegger embarrassed himself the first time he met Maria Shriver's mother, Eunice. The website quotes him as saying, "Eunice said, 'My daughter is really fond of you,' and I said, ''Well, your daughter has a really nice *** I have to tell you that'"
Jennifer Lopez tells Harpers Bazaar magazine that raising teenagers is like being knocked around by waves. "It’s the time when they are individuating and they are challenging everything you say and everything you do and everything you are. And that’s what it is. And you have to kind of just ride the waves. I feel like it’s like surfing. I’m just riding the waves—whoops, just got knocked over. Now, I’m back! I’m back!”
Entertainment Tonight says Machine Gun Kelly is doubling up his efforts in order to save his relationship with Megan Fox. A source tells the TV show, The pair is doing so much better. There was obviously quite a bit of drama between them for a second, but they have been working on having very healthy and fluid communication. They have also been seeking therapy, which has helped save their relationship. They have learned that communication is key, and honesty and trust are the key pillars to any relationship. MGK has been making a huge effort and is doing everything in his power to ensure their relationship is in a good place and that Megan is happy."
The NY Post says Natalie Portman attended the French Open yesterday. She flashed her large wedding ring several times as rumors swirl her husband, Benjamin, cheated on her with a younger woman. A source tells the newspaper, “They have not split and are trying to work things out. Ben is doing everything he can to get Natalie to forgive him. He loves her and their family.”
The Daily Voice says Harrison Ford was recently in Amherst, Massachussetts to see his youngest son, Liam, graduate from Amherst College. During a break, Harrison went to the Amherst Farmers Market. He stayed for a while before people recognized him and started asking for selfies. Harrison got mobbed and quickly left.
Mike Tyson tells Valutainment that he still believes Jamie Foxx is going to play him in a movie even though Jamie has allegedly had a stroke. “It was a possibility. You know, I don’t know what’s gonna happen now, but you know, it’s a strong possibility…Jamie’s closer to my age, so in order to do him, they were going to do what they did with Benjamin Button. They were going to make him look younger.”
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My girlfriends and I were gossiping the other day when we started talking about trust and relationships. I told them that once a week, my boyfriend and I allow each other to check each other's phones. We are also allowed to do one spot check a week at any time. My friends say if we have to check each other's phones than we have problems and no trust. I disagree and think it's the total opposite. We have total trust in one another and have no problem with allowing the other person to do a spot check. My friends say it's a recipe for disaster. What do you think about my Trust Test? Do you agree with my friends or me? Good test or not?