Today's Best Of Calls:
The Daily Mail says ‘’Rocky’’ star Burt Young, who played Paulie, has died at age 83. Young acted in over 160 films and TV projects. Sylvester Stallone posted, 'To my Dear Friend, BURT YOUNG, you were an incredible man’s and artist, I and the World will miss you very much...RIP.'
- The Hill says Netflix is raising prices on its "Basic" and "Premium" subscription plans. "Basic" will now cost $11.99 while "Premium" will cost $22.99. The price change affects both new and existing customers. Other plans, including the ad-supported option, remain the same
- WFLA says Aldi is lowering the prices on its Thanksgiving offerings. Aldi plans to cut prices on more than 70 holiday food items, with some items marked down 50%
- Salon magazine says Tesla's $150 limited edition Cyber Beer has sold out. Each order only had two bottles of beer
- The Daily Mail says Pepperidge Farm is launching a new line of goldfish inspired by the maple syrup scene in Will Ferrell's movie “Elf”. "Elf" Maple Syrup Flavored Grahams will be available nationwide starting on Nov. 1st. The grahams resemble Buddy the Elf and taste like caramel and vanilla.
- News.com.au says '' Barbie'' star Margot Robbie tops Maxim Magazine's Hot 100 List for the fourth time. She was also last year's hottest woman on earth.
- TMZ says Jussie Smollett recently entered rehab. The actor is in an outpatient program. Smollett was found guilty of lying to the police about an alleged attack in 2019.
- Gwyneth Paltrow tells Bustle magazine that she will go into hiding when she retires. "I will literally disappear from public life. No one will ever see me again."
- The Daily Mail says Netflix is going to air a documentary about Kevin Hart and Chris Rock's stand-up tour. The duo did five shows last year in New York and New Jersey. The documentary, called ‘’Kevin Hart & Chris Rock: Headliners Only’’, will start streaming on December 12th.
The Daily Mail says Taylor Swift recently signed a devoted fan's arm at the premiere of her Eras Tour concert film. Keeli King says Taylor inspired all of her arm tattoos. She plans to get Taylor's autograph turned into a tatt
Adele tells the Daily Mail that she has stopped drinking. “I stopped drinking like three and a half months ago. It's boring. I mean, I was literally borderline alcoholic for quite a lot of my twenties, but I miss it so much. I cut out caffeine.”
Post Malone managed to lose 20 pounds on his recent tour by changing his diet.Too Fab quotes him as saying, "I was like, 'You know what, I'm gonna eat grilled chicken, I'm gonna eat carrots, and I'm gonna have a little bit of white rice.' Hot sauce has no calories in it. I was blown away! On tour, I stopped eating a lot of fried stuff [and] pizza. When you're in an unfamiliar city after a show around 2AM, it can be hard to find healthier options to eat. I lost 20 pounds doing that, and I was like let's keep going. Let's keep building. And we just kept rocking and rolling."
Post Malone got a Kansas City Chiefs tattoo after losing a game of beer pong to Travis Kelce. Inked magazine quotes him as saying, "I had to get a Kansas City Chiefs Patrick Mahomes and Travis Kelce tattoo. They are sweet guys and talented players. It's on my arm.
Yahoo News says Justin Timberlake is focusing on his family amid Britney Spears' memoir news. A source says, "Justin has been focusing on his own family and trying not to concern himself with Britney's memoir. In recent years, Justin has tried to be supportive of Britney from a distance. They dated so long ago, but he still has respect for her. Justin and Jessica just want everyone to grow and evolve instead of continuing to bring up the past.”
The Daily Star says people are wearing adult diapers to screenings of the new Exorcist movie ‘’The Exorcist Believer’’. One moviegoer posted, "Y’all do not go and watch the Exorcist I just s**t my pants mid-movie." Another wrote; "Ready for the day. Going to the movies; The Exorcist: Believer. I’m ready to get scared and p**s my pants, literally."
Travis Kelce says he was nervous when his dad talked to Taylor Swift at a recent Kansas City Chiefs game. He told his brother, “You know Dad like I know Dad. He shouldn’t be talking to Taylor Swift. This is a terrifying conversation. I felt terrible for Taylor for being [subjected to that. He’s started listening to her music a little more. We can’t keep kicking Dad just because we enjoy doing it, man, and our dad is the best dad in the world. He is a great converser. It’s where Jason gets his storytelling and all of his charisma. We’re saying this just because we like to rag on the big guy.”
TMZ says Travis Kelce recently bought a $6 million mansion in Kansas City. The new house has six bedrooms, six baths, a pool, a waterfall, a tennis court, a pickleball court and a mini golf course. The mansion is located in a gated community.
The Daily Mail says Britney Spears recently posted another shocking video of herself dancing with knives while wearing a bikini. In the video, she's seen holding one knife against her throat while smiling at the camera. Fans are worried and confused.
The Daily Mail says Britney Spears cheated on Justin Timberlake. In her new memoir, ‘’The Woman In Me’’, she writes about having relations with professional dancer Wade Robson. "We were out one night and we went to a Spanish bar. We danced and danced. I made out with him that night."
Radar Online says Kevin Costner and his ex-wife, Christine Baumgartner, are speaking again after their multi-million dollar divorce settlement. The couple's relationship has improved following their legal battle. A source tells the website, "Christine's using that to her advantage, getting him to drop his guard in the hopes he'll give her more money."
A source tells The Blast, “Christine is seeing the positive side of being friendly with Kevin again since she walked away with much less than she bargained for. They’re being cordial, which is a relief to Kevin. Even after all this bad blood, he still has a sweet spot for her.”
Marca magazine says Diddy almost fought Will Smith for flirting with Jennifer Lopez at a party. Diddy's ex-bodyguard, Gene Deal, tells The Art of Dialogue that Diddy thought Will was coming on too strong. "We were at a birthday party that I think Matt Damon was giving for Ben Affleck. It was just a little gathering at the Four Seasons. Matt Damon, Ben Affleck, Jennifer Lopez, Puff, Will Smith and Jada were sitting on [one] side of the room. Puff stood up. And when he stood up, he walked and did his arms a certain kind of way like [crossing them]. I go over towards him and he said to me, 'Yo, I think Will and Jada are trying to scoop up Jennifer. I want you to stay close 'cause I'ma snuff him.' That was funny. He thought that Jada and Will were coming on too strong to Jennifer, making advances."
Martin Scorsese tells GQ magazine that he was banned from Italian restaurants after his film ‘’Goodfellas’’ was released. “Oh my God. I was shunned for Goodfellas. Shunned in certain Italian restaurants. They wouldn’t let me in. When the film came out, the owner of the restaurant said we’re not allowed in anymore because we apparently denigrated a certain ethnic group for the picture.’’
The Daily Mail says Jean-Claude Van Damme recently co-founded an Irish whiskey company called Old Oak. It is named after Oak Leaf County in Derry, Ireland. Van Damme says, “I was looking for my own brand of whiskey, possibly an American Bourbon and then one of my close friends and business associates asked ‘why an American whiskey when you can go back to the roots of whiskey and find an Irish whiskey? He then introduced me to the Old Oak whiskey label, which had yet to be launched, and had been put together by some whiskey aficionados in Ireland.”
Top 10 Best Tipping States ... According to a new article by USA Today ... tip percentage follows state
1. California (22.69%)
2. Missouri (22.05%)
3. Florida (21.68%)
4. Arizona (20.66%)
5. Rhode Island (20.50%)
6. Washington (20.23%)
7. Colorado (19.85%)
8. Pennsylvania (19.64%)
9. Connecticut (19.14%)
10. Georgia (19%)
Top 10 Worst Tipping States ... According to a new article by USA Today ... tip percentage follows state
1. Illinois (14.22%)
2. Mississippi (14.98%)
3. South Carolina (15.13%)
4. New Mexico (15.32%)
5. Tennessee (15.40%)
6. Oklahoma (15.51%)
7. Wisconsin (15.78%)
8. North Dakota (16.05%)
9. West Virginia (16.16%)
Family Recipe Survey
A new survey by Bob Evans reveals that 67% of people possess family recipes they believe would make best-selling cookbooks. Other findings:
- 71% of people have a family recipe handed down by parents (54%) or grandparents (40%)
- 60% of Millennials use family recipes
- Family recipes evoke feelings of joy (48%), love (46%), nostalgia (35%), and satisfaction (24%)
- 27% of people have created their own recipes to start a family tradition of passing them down
A local restaurant is smearing my friends and I on Facebook. We ate there last Saturday. The dinner was fine. We asked for our check. Our server said he would be right back. Thirty minutes passed and he was nowhere to be found. My friends and I were frustrated and angry so we got up and left. The restaurant posted our pictures on Facebook and claimed we dined and dashed. Not true. We wanted to pay with credit cards because we had no cash. We asked other servers to help us with our bill, but they were too busy. I don't think we did anything wrong by leaving. What kind of restaurant makes people wait 30 minutes to pay their bill? Do you think we did anything wrong by leaving? It's not our fault that they didn't want our money? Would you have left?