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Fonseca Show with Fonseca 12/07/23

Today's Fonseca Show Best of Calls:


- Gas Buddy says U.S. gas prices are expected to fall below $3 a gallon for the first time since 2021. The average price is currently $3.22 a gallon. That’s down 15% since mid-September. The drop is due to falling demand

- The Daily Star says people can engage in saucy messaging with Santa and his "naughty elf" through an artificial intelligence platform and app called BLOOM.An AI chatbot responds to the texts and reminds people not to neglect their love life during the holiday season.

- Legal Newsline says a California man is suing Chef Boyardee for falsely claiming their products are ‘free from preservatives’. Israel Pelayo purchased Chef Boyardee beef ravioli, which is packed with citric acid, a synthetic preservative derived from heavy chemical processing. Pelayo is seeking monetary relief

- The Morocco World News says Starbucks has lost $11 billion in value due to poor sales, strikes, and boycotts. The coffee giant has faced backlash in several countries, including France, Greece, and South Korea. In response to the loss, Starbucks has announced plans to close underperforming stores.

- KSAZ says Dave Chappelle is returning to Netflix with a new stand-up comedy special on New Year's Eve. This will be Chappelle's seventh special with Netflix and comes three years after his controversial last set, "The Closer."

- The Daily Mail says Sarah Jessica Parker's iconic tutu from “Sex and the City” will be up for auction on January 11th. The tutu is expected to sell for $8,000 to $12,000.

- FOX Business News says Johnny Carson's 1981 DeLorean is going to be auctioned off. The iconic TV host was once locked inside this car. It has already received bids over $50,000.

- A new survey conducted by De Beers reveals that people only believe 37% of the content they see on social media. 74% of people struggle to tell what's real and what's fake,


Taylor Swift tells Time magazine that Beyoncé is "the most precious gem of a person". “She’s the most precious gem of a person — warm and open and funny. And she’s such a great disrupter of music-industry norms. She taught every artist how to flip the table and challenge archaic business practices.”

Miley Cyrus tells British Vogue that she has an unusual approach to self-care."The thing that keeps me full of curiosity and wanting to learn more is when I can be accepting of anything – even the really terrible parts. That's what I've figured out about self-care. It's a constant practice. It's not like in the movies – some big epiphany moment where it's like, 'OK, I've figured it out now! Now it'll always be easy.' It's all about being committed to loving yourself even when there are certain parts you may not like... it'll forever be a work in progress."

Billie Eilish tells Far Out magazine that she is learning to move on from past mistakes. "I think I feel a lot better when I let go of the idea that anybody's perfect or needs to be, including myself. It's so much easier and better for everybody to just realize that nobody in this world is perfect, and you wouldn't want to be either. The idea that we're supposed to be perfect all the time is literally destroying this generation because it's just impossible. So I've been learning to move forward and not dwell in my brain about everything I haven't done right."

Dua Lipa tells that she cherishes the depth that books provide. "I find that I’ve always had quite a bit of an anxious mind, but when I read a book it’s one of those things that really allows me to unwind and feel like I’m immersed in something else. I feel like I’m expanding my knowledge a lot more than just by sitting and watching TV or something."

Selena Gomez tells Elle magazine that she doesn't have any social media apps on her phone. “I don’t have social media on my phone, so there’s no temptation. I suddenly had to learn how to be with myself. That was annoying, because in the past, I could spend hours looking at other people’s lives. I would find myself down nearly two years in someone’s feed, and then I’d realize, ‘I don’t even know this person!’” “Now I get information the proper way. When my friends have something to talk about, they call me and say, ‘Oh, I did this.’ They don’t say, ‘Wait, did you see my post?’”

OK! Magazine claims Brad Pitt's son, Maddox Jolie-Pitt, is allegedly getting ready to release a memoir titled "Daddy Dearest." He will reveal details about their strained relationship. The book will chronicle the challenges Maddox faced growing up with famous parents. A source says, “It will offer readers a unique perspective into the private life of one of Hollywood's most iconic figures, making the bombshell book Joan Crawford’s daughter wrote about her look like Mary Poppins”

BroBible says Ryan Reynolds ripped the paparazzi for using special cameras to photograph him and Hugh Jackman filming ‘’Deadpool 3. ‘’ He Instagrammed, “Surprises are part of the magic of theatrical movies. It’s important for us to shoot the new DEADPOOL film in real, natural environments, using practical effects as opposed to making the movie indoors and digitally. Telephoto lenses continue to spoil surprises and create a difficult situation for everyone”

Newsweek Magazine says TikTok users are being warned about a new scam involving President Biden and Snoop Dogg. The scam promises a $6,400 gift card for Social Security recipients. The video screams: "The U.S. is sending everyone a free $6,400 right now. You get this payout in under 48 hours and it's completely free. Hit that ATM up, get that car you want, take your wifey on a shopping spree or just save it." Scammers are attempting to steal personal information by enticing viewers to click on a link. Experts warn that one should never share personal information online.

World of Reel says Mel Gibson is set to direct "Lethal Weapon 5" next year. The film, which will feature Gibson and Danny Glover reprising their roles, had been delayed due to rewrites and discussions about splitting it into multiple parts. Gibson had initially hoped to begin shooting in early 2023.

TMZ says Bradley Cooper's new cheesesteak food truck is a hit. His ex, Irina Shayk, and rumored girlfriend Gigi Hadid were among his first customers. Gigi paid for her food instead of getting it for free. The Manhattan food truck, called Danny & Coop's, is co-owned by Bradley and his business partner Danny DiGiampietro. Proceeds are going to a non-profit that feeds New Yorkers in need.

Variety Magazine says actress Casey Wilson hated working with Tim Allen on an episode of "The Santa Clauses". The magazine quotes her as saying, “Tim Allen was such a b-word. It was the truly single worst experience I’ve ever had with a co-star ever. So I’m in a scene. It’s just me and Tim Allen and I’m supposed to throw things at him. I think he’s a burglar. So he’s coming down the chimney, obviously as Santa, and I am woken up thinking there’s an intruder, basically like a home invasion scene. So I’m throwing things at him. [He] goes over to the producer who is standing four feet from me and goes, and I hear him, he goes, ‘You gotta tell her to stop stepping on my lines.’ The producer turns to me with horror on his face and has to walk one foot to me and he goes, ‘Um, Tim would ask that you stop stepping on his lines.’ Everybody was walking on eggshells. People just looked frantic. When he was done, he was so rude. Never made eye contact, never said anything. It was so uncomfortable.”

People Magazine says Jennifer Lopez has clarified that the love letter she burns in the teaser for her album “This Is Me... Now” is not from her husband Ben Affleck. She would never burn one of his letters. The letter in the teaser was just a prop.

Taylor Swift tells Time magazine that she and Travis Kelce have been dating longer than people know. She says they started talking in July after he called her out for failing to give him her phone number. “We started hanging out right after that. So we actually had a significant amount of time that no one knew, which I’m grateful for, because we got to get to know each other. I think some people think that they saw our first date at that game? We would never be psychotic enough to hard launch a first date. When you say a relationship is public, that means I’m going to see him do what he loves, we’re showing up for each other, other people are there and we don’t care. The opposite of that is you have to go to an extreme amount of effort to make sure no one knows that you’re seeing someone. And we’re just proud of each other.”

Taylor is Time Magazine’s Person of the Year

Taylor Swift tells Time magazine that she is unsure if her presence at Chiefs games for Travis Kelce is angering NFL fans. “I don’t know how they know what suite I’m in. There’s a camera, like, a half-mile away, and you don’t know where it is, and you have no idea when the camera is putting you in the broadcast, so I don’t know if I’m being shown 17 times or once. I’m just there to support Travis. I have no awareness of if I’m being shown too much and ticking off a few dads, Brads, and Chads. Football is awesome, it turns out.”

Taylor is Time Magazine’s Person of the Year

Taylor Swift tells Time magazine that she didn't leave her house for a year after Kim Kardashian released a private telephone call between her and Kanye West.Swift describes the incident as a "fully manufactured frame job" and reveals that it took a toll on her mental health. She moved to a foreign country, became a recluse, and pushed away most people in her life because she didn't trust anyone anymore.

The Daily Mail says Kim Kardashian has chosen not to respond to Taylor. Kim didn't mention the controversy in her recent Instagram post. Fans in the comments section referenced the feud with snake emojis.

Taylor is Time Magazine’s Person of the Year

Taylor Swift tells Time magazine that she spent six months training for her Eras tour. The training involved running on a treadmill, dance and choreography. Swift cut out alcohol during her training period to maintain her focus and energy levels. After shows, Swift spends her recovery day in bed, barely able to speak due to her intense performances. She says, "Every day I would run on the treadmill, singing the entire set list out loud. Fast for fast songs, and a jog or a fast walk for slow songs."

Taylor is Time Magazine’s Person of the Year

Most Wanted Christmas Gifts ... According to a new survey by Statista

1. Money (cash or transfer)

2. Gift cards or vouchers

3. Clothing

4. Shoes (men), perfume (women)

5. Jewelry (women), smartphone (men)

6. Books (women), food (men)

7. Food (women), gadgets (men)

8. Smartphones (women), electronics (men)

Holiday Decoration Survey

A new survey by LawnStarter reveals that 50% of people feel competitive with their neighbors over holiday decorations. Other findings:

- 76.2% of people plan on getting Christmas trees

- 67% of people will hang holiday lights

- 62.6% of people will purchase candles

Holiday Traditions Survey

A new survey by M&M's reveals that 25% of people are growing tired of Christmas traditions. Other findings:

- 38% of people believe caroling is at risk of dying out

- 35% of people believe roasting chestnuts could become a thing of the past.

- 24% of people are embracing "new" traditions, such as having sustainable Christmas trees and regifting unwanted presents.

Worst Holiday Candies .. According to a new survey by

  1. Reindeer Corn

  2. Christmas Nougat

  3. Chocolate-Covered Cherry Cordials

  4. Non-peppermint Candy Canes

  5. Peeps

  6. Ribbon Candy

  7. Old-Fashioned Hard Candy Mix

  8. Lifesavers Story Books

  9. Chocolate Oranges

  10. Peppermint Bark

Personality Profile - What Your Christmas Decorations Say About You … According to a new article by Mamamia.

If you have an all-white tree …. you are stylish and love making a bold aesthetic statement.

If your tree is filled with sentimental ornaments … you are a hoarder who values tradition and history.

If you have a real pine tree … you appreciate the authenticity and smell, despite the mess it creates.

If you love lots of tinsel … you enjoy the simpler things in life.

If you use fake snow … you dream of a white Christmas.

If you have a fake, wooden tree … you are a minimalist who loves organization.

If your tree is filled with homemade ornaments … you cherish your kids' creations and embrace organized chaos.

If you have a strict color theme … you are a perfectionist who treats your tree like a work of art.

Dear Fonseca,

My husband and I are fighting about whether or not to buy Christmas presents for our pets. We have two dogs and one cat. He thought I was kidding when I made out a wish list for them. I'm planning to buy gifts because all three pets are part of the family. He says it's the stupidest idea he's ever heard because they don't know anything about the holidays. He has no plans to buy them any gifts. Our kids are excited about purchasing holiday gifts for the dogs and cat. My husband says it's a waste of money. He is starting to make me feel guilty? Should pets receive holiday gifts Or are the gifts a waste of money? I want them to feel included and a part of the family.

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