Today's Fonseca Show Best of Calls:
- Elite Daily says people are celebrating Halloween by ordering the Hocus Pocus Latte from Starbucks. The secret menu drink, inspired by the movie ‘’Hocus Pocus’’, is a Pumpkin Spice Latte with two pumps of Apple Brown Sugar syrup, two pumps of White Chocolate Mocha Sauce, Cinnamon Dolce Sprinkles and Extra Caramel Drizzle.
- Fast Food Post says DiGiorno is offering a new Thanksgiving Pizza. The pie has a chewy Detroit Style crust and is topped with mozzarella cheese, cheddar cheese, turkey, sweet potatoes, cranberries, green beans, and gravy. It sells for $11.23.
- The Wrap says Amazon Prime is developing a TV series based on the classic horror film "Poltergeist." The 1982 movie was about a family that discovers their new home is haunted by malicious ghosts.
- The NY Post says McDonald's revenue jumped by 14% in the latest quarter due to price increases. Some restaurants are now charging as much as $18 for a Big Mac combo meal. Customers have expressed frustration over the rising prices, with many saying that fast food is no longer worth the cost.
- Access Hollywood says Milo Ventimiglia secretly married his girlfriend, Jarah Mariano. The couple had a private ceremony with only close friends and family in attendance. Fans noticed Milo wearing a wedding band while watching the Rugby World Cup in Los Angeles.
- Page Six says Justin Timberlake and his family recently escaped to Mexico because of Britney Spears’ new memoir. Justin has disabled comments on his Instagram due to backlash.
- E! News says Zoë Kravitz and Channing Tatum are engaged after dating for two years. Kravitz showed off her engagement ring at a Halloween party in Los Angeles. The couple first sparked romance rumors in 2021 while working on a movie together.
Cast Of ''Friends'' Releases Statement On Matthew Perry's Death: The NY Post says the cast of ‘’Friends’’ has released a joint statement on the passing of Matthew Perry. It reads: "We are all so utterly devastated by the loss of Matthew. We were more than just cast mates. We are a family. There is so much to say, but right now we’re going to take a moment to grieve and process this unfathomable loss. In time we will say more, as and when we are able. For now, our thoughts and our love are with Matty’s family, his friends, and everyone who loved him around the world." Koimoi says the cast of ‘’Friends’’ will attend Matthew Perry's funeral.
Halloween Trending ...
- The National Restaurant Association says 20% of Americans will order takeout or delivery from a restaurant on Halloween.
- The National Confectioners Association reports that 99% of kids want candy for Halloween while the other one percent prefer salted snacks
- Some animal shelters have halted black cat adoptions because of Halloween.The shelters don't want the cats being abused or mistreated or adopted for only a short period of time.
- Halloween night is Papa John's second busiest night of the year behind Super Bowl Sunday. 50,000 employees and 20,000 drivers will help prepare and deliver 900,000 pizzas
- The Mother Nature Network claims parents are not only going to be checking their kids' Halloween candy for razor blades, they're also going to be checking for peanuts and wheat. The new measure is necessary because of how many children are allergic to nuts
- Cats Protection says black cats take 22% longer to get adopted than other cats.
- A survey by Goodwill reveals that 60% of people prefer cheap, do-it-yourself Halloween costumes.
- A study by the University of British Columbia in Canada reveals that children are 10 times more likely to be hit by a car on Halloween than on any other day of the year.
- The CDC says 44% of all Halloween related injuries are associated with carving pumpkins
- The American Academy of Pediatrics says 25% of Halloween injuries are due to falls related to putting up decorations or tripping over costumes
The Daily Mail says Selena Gomez is allegedly concerned about Taylor Swift's relationship with Travis Kelce. Selena thinks Taylor is moving too fast with the NFL star and finds it odd that Taylor is being so public about their relationship. Selena is also surprised to see Taylor hanging out with Travis's parents and holding hands with him in public.
PEOPLE Magazine says Joe Jonas recently officiated a wedding for a band member during a concert in Anaheim, California. He helped the band's percussionist and her fiancé with their vows. Joe was their wedding officiant because the couple wanted to get married and also tour with the band.
Dua Lipa tells The New York Times Magazine that taking time for self-care is essential for her performance. "I feel like taking care of yourself physically and mentally is really important, especially when you're constantly putting out energy and performing in front of people. You have to make sure you have enough left in the tank for yourself, so you can be the best version of you."
Olivia Rodrigo tells People magazine that she wishes she had experienced being a babysitter before achieving fame. "I never really did any of the normal teenage jobs, like being a babysitter. I wish I had those experiences because I think they're so formative, and you learn so much about how to take care of kids and just life skills that I think are super invaluable."
Taylor Swift tells Rolling Stone magazine that she feels empowered through her own music. "There's something thrilling about taking back ownership of my work, literally and metaphorically making the same art piece again and imbuing it with my current energy and hard-won life experiences. I've grown immeasurably as an artist, and so has my ability to express myself in ways I couldn't when I was younger. In thinking about re-recording my music, it's very much a process of re-discovery."
Radar Online says Matthew Perry sold $33 million worth of real estate in the two years leading up to his death. The Friends star downsized from a penthouse condo to a smaller home in Pacific Palisades, where he tragically died. Perry also sold a beachfront property in Malibu
The Daily Mail says ex-Saturday Night Live writer Kevin Brennan is refusing to back down after mocking Matthew Perry’s death on Twitter. Perry tragically died at his Los Angeles home. Brennan tweeted a link to TMZ's coverage with the caption, 'DROWNED IN A HOT TUB. HAHAHAHA.' Despite receiving public backlash, Brennan continued to make jokes and asked if he was trending yet. Critics called him a "terrible person" and accused him of seeking attention.
The Daily Mail says a father, from Adelaide, Australia, recently got a tattoo of Taylor Swift and Travis Kelce on his butt in order to win Taylor Swift concert tickets for his daughter. Luke Porter's wife came up with the idea before he agreed to do it
Survey: "Do you know someone, who got a tattoo on their butt? If so, describe the tattoo and people's reaction to it?"
KRON says UC Berkeley is going to offer a Taylor Swift course in 2024. "Artistry & Entrepreneurship: Taylor's Version" will explore Swift's success as a songwriter and businesswoman. Students will analyze her performances, discuss her media perception and examine her role in society.
WLWT says a London, Ohio couple recently created a Halloween display inspired by Taylor Swift and Travis Kelce. Terri and Jerry Ketron built a stage and dressed up skeletons for a "Taylor Stiff Concert”. They used clothing and shoes from Goodwill. The couple hopes Taylor will see their display and appreciate it.
The Daily Dot says Kansas City Chiefs fans are blaming Taylor Swift for their team's loss to the Denver Broncos on Sunday. Conspiracy theorists believe the loss was part of a scripted plan. Twitter users say Swift's absence from the game resulted in the Chiefs playing poorly. Others believe that the real factors were Patrick Mahomes' illness and the cold weather.
UNILAD says Leonardo DiCaprio's new girlfriend, Italian model Vittoria Ceretti, wasn't even born when ‘’Titanic’’ was released.
This has sparked jokes online about their age difference …
"She’s already 25? So she’s got maybe 8 more months of this relationship."
"Well yeah no s**t, the Titanic was released in 1912"
"Well, Leo wasn’t born yet when the Titanic sunk so they each missed out on the prior version of the story."
Koimoi says Leonardo DiCaprio allegedly transformed his Malibu beach house into a Titanic-themed paradise. A celebrity interior designer says everything from towels to posters in the house are dedicated to the film.
The Daily Mail says Kevin Costner was recently seen shopping for women's gifts in Montecito County, California. He appeared happy as he made purchases from designer stores in the area. Kevin may have been buying presents for his ex-wife, Cindy Silva, who recently celebrated her birthday.
Jessica Chastain tells CBS that the home she stayed in while filming "The Huntsman: Winter's War" may have been haunted. "I really think it was haunted. We were doing a lot of night scenes and I came home at like 3.30 in the morning and I was so tired, and I had everything blacked out, all the lights. I had the one chandelier on a little bit and as I started to take my clothes off to put my pyjamas on, the light started to dim. And I thought, 'Ok, I might be having a stroke'. This is what happens, the lights slowly start to go dim. And then every light in the room, even the bedside tables, slowly started to go on - swear to God. Like I was on some alien spaceship, all white and then (click) it went pitch black. I actually said, because I was so tired, ‘Ok I acknowledge you… I understand you are here and I don’t want to kick you out but I'm just very tired so please let me sleep'. And it never happened again."
The National Enquirer claims Dana Carvey is haunted by Robin Williams' spirit.They quote Dana as saying: “Robin comes to me usually in a lucid dream state or during my meditationl.“He’s as big as life, happy and joking around, and telling me I should never worry about anything because it’s all beautiful in the end. “Robin supported me when my health was bad, and he still supports me now. Robin’s visits were a little spooky at first, but now I look forward to these little visits from my friend. “I go to bed with questions I want to ask Robin. I’ll think about asking him about my kids’ careers and my health. When I wake up, I review those questions. The answers come to me in one of Robin’s character voices – it’s amazing!”
Nicolas Cage tells Event magazine that he once bought a haunted house. ''I once lived in the most haunted house in America. The LaLaurie Mansion in New Orleans used to belong to Madame LaLaurie, a well-known 19th century socialite and serial killer. I bought it in 2007, figuring it would be a good place in which to write the great American horror novel. I didn't get too far with the novel. Someone once told me that my child, nine at the time, would be dead by the time he was 15. I immediately told that person to back away from the house and they did. My son, Weston, is now 23.''
Melissa McCarthy tells ITV that she once had an encounter with a ghost. "I lived in a house in Boulder, Colorado. It was a bunch of us - we were in college, and a bunch of us took this house over and we were the first people that were not from a family to live there. And there was a door that you had to really pull up the handle and hit with your hip (to open). And one night it flew open, slammed into something and shut."
Keanu Reeves tells ABC that he once saw a ghost. ''Yes, when I was a kid. I was in New York -- I was probably like six or seven years old, new apartment, we'd come from Australia. 'Renata, our nanny, was in the bedroom, and there was a doorway and all of a sudden this jacket comes waving through the doorway, this empty jacket - there's no body, there's no legs. 'Then it just disappears, and I was a little kid and I thought, 'OK, that's interesting,' and I looked over at the nanny and she's like this [freak out face]. 'Is that a ghost? Or just some weird floating jacket?''
Gary Busey tells TMZ he once had an encounter with a ghost. "I had a ghost one time come out of a big plate of soup I had. It was called a soup ghost. It was a good looking ghost because it was covered in vegetables. That's my kind of ghost, one that looks like one you can eat. When you can eat a ghost you're doing good. You'll be able to fly and sometimes you go invisible when you don't even know it's coming."
The National Enquirer claims Paula Abdul hired a rabbi, a priest, a minister, and a witch doctor to cleanse her home of evil spirits. A source says, "Paula claims she's witnessed strange happenings, like lights mysteriously turning on and off, for years. So her rabbi came over and blessed the house, the priest and the minister performed cleansing ceremonies - and the witch doctor walked through every room waving a frond of burning sage, sending ghost-busting smoke into every nook and cranny."
Jennifer Aniston claims she once lived in a haunted house. The Inquisitor quotes her as saying, "I didn't know it was [haunted]. All of a sudden, the dishwasher would start to go, the coffee maker would start to go, or the stereo would turn on at full volume. And it was terrifying.''
Halloween Candy Loaded With Calories
The NY Post says Halloween candy has lots of calories. On average, American children consume 3,500 to 7,000 calories on Halloween. To burn off 7,000 calories, a child would have to trick-or-treat for 180 miles.
Adults would need to spend 12 hours walking, 6 hours running or swimming, or nearly 17 hours sweeping and vacuuming to burn off the 3-4 pounds of candy they typically consume.
Top 10 Halloween Treats And How Long It Takes To Burn Them Off ... According to a new article by The New York Post
10 fun-sized candies: 3,500 jumping jacks
20 pieces of candy corn: 17-minute jog
Fun-size pack of Skittles: 6 minutes of jogging
Reese's Peanut Butter Pumpkins: 30 minutes of weight lifting or grocery shopping
Medium-sized Snickers bar: 30 minutes of walking or cycling
One 1.55 oz Hershey's Milk Chocolate: 57 minutes of walking or 30 minutes of dancing
Fun-sized Kit Kat: 25 minutes of jogging or 30 minutes of swimming
One Fun-sized Milky Way bar: 30 minutes of dancing or raking leaves
15 pieces of Twix minis: 25 minutes of cycling or 33 minutes of leaf-raking
Two fun-sized 3 Musketeers bars: 20 minutes of basketball or 30 minutes of cleaning the house
Top 10 Most Popular Halloween Costumes of 2023 ... According to a new article by 13 News
7. Wednesday Adams
What The Color Of A Trick-or-Treater’s Halloween Bucket Actually Means …
KTAL says the color of a child's Halloween bucket actually means something …
Teal buckets signify food allergies
Purple buckets represent epilepsy awareness.
Blue buckets are for children and adults with autism spectrum disorders.
Orange buckets represent hope and can serve as a reminder of the high rates of anxiety and depression in children.
Top 10 Halloween Beer and Candy Pairings... According to a new article by Noda Brewing
1. IPA and Skittles
2. Porter and Reese's Peanut Butter Cups
3. Pumpkin Ale and Candy Corn
4. Wheat Beer and Kit Kat
5. Juicy IPA and Sour Patch Kids
Personality Profile ... The Halloween Candy You Love Reveals Your Personality ... According to a new article by the North Coast Journal
Peanut Butter Cups lovers are ... dual-natured, outwardly calm and sweet but internally salty
M&Ms enthusiasts are ... nostalgic, fond of simpler times and comforted by the small things in life
Black Licorice fans are ... goth-like, craving the mysterious and dark aspects of life
Hot Tamales/Fireballs aficionados are ... passionate, emotional and seeking balance through excitement
Gummies connoisseurs are ... secretly intense but appear to be health-conscious and disciplined
Skittles admirers are ... hopelessly romantic, imaginative, and full of energy
Sweet Tarts/Smarties devotees are ... at peace with life's impermanence and enjoy the simple pleasures
Sour Patch Kids lovers are ... charming extroverts or introverts who need a boost to socialize
Hershey Mini Bars or Kisses fans are ... unassuming risk-takers who appreciate life's small thrills
Snickers enthusiasts are ... hedonistic, constantly seeking excess to reach wisdom
Candy Corn devotees are ... childlike and adventurous but require some supervision for safety
Wax Candy fans should ... consider reflecting on their taste buds for public benefit
Mary Janes/Bit-O-Honey aficionados are ... old souls with a caring, community-oriented nature
Tootsie Rolls enthusiasts are ... resilient survivors who can thrive even in challenging times
Top 10 Wines To Pair With Halloween Candy ... According to wine influencer "That Blonde Wino" 1. Reese's Peanut Butter Cups and Merlot 2. Sour Patch Kids and Pinot Grigio 3. M&M's and Gamay 4. Peanut M&M's and Malbec 5. Starburst and Viognier 6. Twizzlers and Sangiovese 7. Candy corn and Chardonnay 8. Hershey's and Zinfandel 9. Kit Kat and Pinot Noir 10. Twix and Cabernet Sauvignon
20 Most Popular Halloween Costumes For 2023 … According to Google Trends
Top 9 Most Popular Halloween Candies .. According to a new survey by Candystore.com
1. Reese's Peanut Butter Cups
2. Hot Tamales
4. Sour Patch Kids
6. Hershey's Kisses
7. Candy Corn
8. Hershey's Mini Bars
My friends, family, co-workers and everybody else is mad at me because I have canceled Halloween this year for my three kids. They are all under the age of nine. For 364 days, we teach our kids not to take candy from strangers, but on October 31st we tell them it's okay because it's Halloween. Makes no sense at all. Everyone thinks I'm being too uptight and strict about the holiday. I disagree and believe my reason for canceling Halloween makes perfect sense. Need to be consistent. Am I right or wrong?