Fonseca Show Best of Calls:
- Reuters says airlines are predicting a record number of travelers before, during and after Thanksgiving. 29.9 million passengers are expected to travel between November 17th and November 27th
- USA Today says Taylor Swift's store website crashed after she released some new Christmas merchandise. The merchandise includes 60 ornaments from her 10 eras. If you buy all of them it would cost $1,240.
- Dexerto says Starbucks is celebrating the holidays by adding a 'Santa Claus Frappuccino' to their secret menu. The vanilla bean Frappuccino contains strawberry puree, whipped cream and red sprinkles
- The Daily Mail says Domino's has unveiled its holiday menu and new Christmas pizza. The Festive One Pizza has turkey, sage, onion, and cranberry sauce toppings.
- KFC won't be offering fried turkeys this holiday season. They have produced an ad called "Turkey of the Week." It features a spokesperson stating that KFC does not serve turkey and encourages people to stick with their famous fried chicken.
- Chew Boom says Jack in the Box is selling a new Girl Scout Thin Mints Shake.The chocolate mint shake is blended with Thin Mints cookies and topped with whipped topping and cookie crumbles.
Pets Don't Improve A Person’s Well Being: A new Michigan State University study found that there is no reliable association between pet ownership and well-being. Despite claims from pet owners that their pets bring them happiness and improve their lives, the study found no difference in the well-being of pet owners and non-pet owners over time. The research team suggests that people may fill their lives with other activities and interests that make them just as happy as having a pet.
The Daily Mail says Ed Sheeran recently donated 149 pairs of his boxer shorts to raise money for children's hospices in the UK. The clothes will be auctioned off on eBay
Adele tells The Mirror that she has launched a new company called The Shelbourne Collective Limited. She is going to sell makeup products that will allow her fans to recreate her iconic winged eyeliner look.
Dua Lipa tells Capital FM that she thinks Olivia Rodrigo is "super, super talented and sweet." She says her favorite Olivia Rodrigo song is "Drivers License"
AJ McLean tells the Sex, Lies, and Spray Tans podcast that he and his wife are putting in the work to improve their marriage. "We still live separately, but we are in couples therapy. We are in individual therapy. We talk every day. We are spending more time together. We just have to rebuild something that was never there from the beginning. I came with baggage, she came with baggage. She had trauma, I had trauma. I wasn't sober or even ready to get sober, she was dealing with her own s***. It was just a constant push-pull. She would sweep her feelings under the rug, I would do the same thing or I'd dive into a bottle. Now, it's taken this time apart for us to really do some serious growing and understanding and listening."
Female First says Taylor Swift recently reminded fans not to throw presents on stage during her 'Eras Tour' shows in Buenos Aires. The singer said, “Just because communication means having gentle, healthy boundaries, it really freaks me out when stuff gets thrown on the stage. Because if it’s on the stage then a dancer can trip on it. I love that you bought presents and that is so nice, but just, can you please not throw them on the stage. I love you so much.”
Life & Style Weekly says Sophie Turner doesn’t feel guilty about dating British aristocrat Perry Pearson so soon after her divorce from Joe Jonas. Turner is enjoying reconnecting with the British aristocracy, a social circle she had distanced herself from during her marriage. The insider also reveals that Turner is just looking to have fun and let loose a little.
The Daily Mirror says Mariah Carey's sister Alison has revealed that she has lost all of her teeth. She cannot afford to replace them and says it's difficult to go about her day-to-day life without them.
Jason Alexander, who played George Costanza on "Seinfeld," tells Extra TV that he knows nothing about a potential new project for the hit comedy series. “There is only one reason for that rumor. Apparently, at the end of some stand-up thing, [Jerry] went, ‘Larry [David] and I are thinking of something. I don't know anything about it … No one called me. Apparently, they don’t need George and they may not need Elaine ’cause Julia [Louis-Dreyfus] and I went, ‘Do you know anything about this? I don’t know anything about this,’ and I just talked to Michael [Richards] the other day and I don’t think he knew anything about it.”
The News International says Travis Kelce is allegedly planning to propose to Taylor Swift on her upcoming birthday. Kelce wants to make Swift's birthday "very, very special." Sources believe the couple will get married and have kids. Swift’s birthday is on December 13th. The Messenger says Travis is planning to spend Christmas with Taylor. They have discussed their holiday plans and intend to be with each other's families in December.
Yahoo Entertainment says Taylor Swift is allegedly searching for a mansion in Europe. She is said to be looking for a private property away from the public eye, with locations like Portugal and Spain on her list. This move comes as her relationship with Travis Kelce heats up.
The Messenger says Valerie Bertinelli is rooting for Taylor Swift and Travis Kelce.She posted, "I was just wondering why I am so invested in two people I don't know nor will ever meet and that's it. We need this. We're all starved. The last too many years have been a sh-- show and this just feels so … kind and joyful."
Page Six says Chiefs coach Andy Reid is "glad" that Travis Kelce found Taylor Swift. "I'm just glad he's found somebody he likes and she's found somebody she likes. Kelce is getting better with time. Taylor can stay around all she wants.”
Page Six says Brad Pitt and Reese Witherspoon are vying to produce a film or TV adaptation of Britney Spears' memoir, "The Woman in Me." Margot Robbie and Shonda Rhimes have also shown interest in the project. Spears has scheduled a meeting with a top producer and is overwhelmed by the response to her book's release.
The Daily Mail says Olivia Wilde and Chris Rock were seen leaving Leonardo DiCaprio's 49th birthday party together in the same car. They were all smiles as they drove away in the chauffeured SUV. The couple won’t say if they are dating
CBS says David Letterman is raffling off the "Late Show" marquee for charity.Fans can enter the contest by donating $10 or more to Habitat for Humanity. The winner will receive the marquee and a trip to New York City to meet Letterman and Paul Shaffer. The contest runs through New Year's Eve.
Geo TV says Irina Shayk is allegedly concerned about Bradley Cooper's relationship with Gigi Hadid. A source tells the network that Shayk worries how it might impact her and Cooper’s 6-year-old daughter, Lea. "Worries linger that if Bradley and Gigi's relationship faces any challenges or ends, it will leave her daughter confused and upset. It's got to be confusing for a kid to see her dad hugging her mom one minute and hugging and kissing Gigi the next.’’
The Daily Mail says Matthew Perry is going to be honored at the first Central Perk Coffeehouse in Boston. They will honor him today with a coffee sleeve inspired by his character Chandler Bing. The sleeve will read: "Can I Interest You in a Sarcastic Comment"
The Robb Report says Lauren Sánchez blacked out when Jeff Bezos proposed with a 30-carat diamond ring on his $500 million yacht. The diamond ring is worth between $3 million and $5 million. The proposal took place while Sánchez was getting into bed. She discovered the jewelry box under her pillow. Wedding plans, including the size and location of the ceremony, are still being decided.
The Hollywood Reporter says Gwyneth Paltrow now thinks of her ex-husband, Chris Martin, as "kind of like my brother”. “I’m still very close with my ex-husband. We’ve sort of morphed it into a true family. I know it sounds really weird to say, but he’s kind of like my brother now. And it’s hard for people to understand, but I did really make a commitment that he would stay my family, and I think we suffer a lot less because of that. I think it’s incredibly painful for a woman, when you’ve co-mingled your DNA with a man, if you have no contact and acrimony and nothing between you. So if you’re able to, transmogrify that into a different type of relationship and family. That’s what we’ve been able to do, thank goodness.”
InStyle Weekly says Chrissy Teigen recently experienced a wardrobe malfunction at the Baby2Baby Gala in Los Angeles. Her dress split open in the back after her zipper broke. Teigen laughed off the incident and continued to enjoy the event
Brave Words says Bon Jovi is celebrating their 40th anniversary with a new Monopoly game. The game features highlights from the band's career and collectible tokens representing The H&D (40th Anniversary Heart & Dagger), The Smirk (The Have A Nice Day Smirk Face), Super Man (The Diamond Superman Logo), New Jersey (Bon Jovi’s Home State), The Skull (the classic Bon Jovi Skull logo) and The Guitar (JBJ’s Famous Acoustic Guitar). The game costs $50
Keeping Secrets Study A new study by Columbia University reveals that keeping positive secrets can make people feel more energized and alive. Researchers studied over 2,500 participants after asking them to reflect on positive news that they kept a secret. The secrets included events like saving money, buying a gift for themselves, and reducing debt. The team found that keeping positive secrets reflected well on the participants' well-being. The study suggests that keeping good secrets for personal enjoyment can be both exciting and enjoyable. Lead study author Michael Slepian says. "Decades of research on secrecy suggest it is bad for our well-being, but this work has only examined keeping secrets that have negative implications for our lives. Is secrecy inherently bad for our well-being, or do the negative effects of secrecy tend to stem from keeping negative secrets? While negative secrets are far more common than positive secrets, some of life's most joyful occasions begin as secrets, including secret marriage proposals, pregnancies, surprise gifts and exciting news ... rather than based in external pressures, positive secrets are more often chosen due to personal desires and internal motives. When we feel that our actions arise from our own desires rather than external pressures, we also feel ready to take on whatever lies ahead."
Top 10 Positive Phrases That People Hate … According to a new survey by Preply
Live, laugh, love
It is what it is
Happiness is a choice
Good vibes only
Find your bliss
Count your blessings
Look for the silver lining
The best is yet to come
Top Five Most Annoying Colloquialisms … According to a new survey by Preply
YOLO (you only live once)
This Barbie is _____
10 Ways People Express Holiday Gratitude … According to new research by One Poll
1. Saying "thank you"
2. Practicing gratitude on a daily basis
3. Maintaining a gratitude list
4. Expressing gratitude verbally
5. Feeling grateful towards family and friends
6. Showing gratitude towards neighbors, bosses, hair stylists, and service workers
7. Being thankful for homes, good health, pets, favorite food or drinks, and jobs
8. Giving personalized gifts
9. Engaging in heartfelt conversations
10. Performing acts of kindness.
Holiday Food Survey
A new survey by Prunelax reveals that 65% of people say the holidays are the worst time of the year for their diet. Other findings:
- 75% of people find themselves eating more often throughout the day during the holidays
- 50% of people always feel like they eat too much food during the holidays
- Turkey, pecan pie, and potatoes are the most likely holiday foods to cause stomach issues (like constipation)
Most Commonly Stolen Office Items … According to a new survey by You Gov
Pens/ pencils - 38% have admitted to stealing them
Note pads - 22%
Printer paper - 18%
Stapler - 8%
Food - 8%
Toilet paper - 7%
Tea bags - 6%
Scissors - 6%
Homeware (e.g. mugs, cutlery etc.) - 5%
Blank USB drives/ memory sticks - 4%
My cousin is hosting Thanksgiving this year. A guest list started circulating yesterday on a group family email. My mouth hit the floor because my aunt is bringing my ex-girlfriend along. I called my cousin and complained. She says my aunt is more than welcome to bring my ex because all family members without kids are allowed a +1. She says she would extend the same courtesy to me if I wanted to bring a family member's ex-partner. She says no one should be alone for the holidays. I think it's wrong what my aunt is doing. My cousin is defending her. Whose side are you taking? My cousin says I'm being immature. Am I? Should family members be allowed to bring ex-partners to holiday dinners?