- The NY Post says no one won Saturday night's Powerball jackpot so tonight's drawing is worth $522 million with a lump sum cash payout of $371.5 million
- TMZ says fake vaccine cards are now selling on the Internet for as much as $250. That's up from an average of $50 in September.
- Fansided says Target stores are already selling Valentine's Day candies.
- Chew Boom says Froot Loops is already celebrating Valentine's Day by selling a Sweetheart cereal. The cereal features Fruit Loops and heart-shaped marshmallows with loving messages.
- The NY Post says Justin Long is dating actress Kate Bosworth. The two met while filming a movie in Fayetteville, Arkansas in 2021.
- Chewboom says McDonald's restaurants in Japan have debuted a new menu item called the Beef Stew Pie. Beef, potatoes, carrots and vegetables are nestled inside a pie crust.
Hooray for Hollywood: Here are this past weekend's box office results.
1. Spider-Man: No Way Home - $52.7 Million
2. Sing 2 - $19.6 Million
3. The King’s Man - $4.5 Million
4. American Underdog: The Kurt Warner Story - $4 Million
5. The Matrix Resurrections - $3.8 Million
6. West Side Story - $2.1 Million
7. Ghostbusters: Afterlife - $1.4 Million
8. Licorice Pizza - $1.2 Million
9. A Journal for Jordan - $11 Million
10. Encanto - $1 Million
Antonio Brown Meltdown: Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Antonio Brown quit the team yesterday in the middle of their game against the New York Jets. Brown got benched before he removed his shoulder pads, jersey, undershirt and gloves. He waved to fans as he walked off the field. The Bucs cut Brown after the game.
BroBible says Antonio's meltdown will most likely cost him $1 million in bonus money. Antonio needed eight more catches for a $333,000 bonus and 55 more receiving yards for a $333,000 bonus. Antonio needed just one more touchdown for a $333,000 bonus.
Larry Brown Sports says Antonio was benched because he refused to enter the game on two separate occasions.
Total Pro Sports says Antonio jumped into a police cruiser and wanted to be escorted to a flight out of New York.
Brobible says Antonio released a rap song hours after being released by Tampa Bay. The song is titled “Pit Not the Palace.”
Antonio thanked Tampa Bay with the following tweet: “Big MAD (Making A Difference ) Thanks for the opportunity”
Amazon Delivery Driver Saves Colorado Family From Wildfire: Unilad says an Amazon delivery driver, from Superior, Colorado, recently saved an entire family from one of the state's wildfires. Taylor and Mary Stanley woke up from a nap to find a wildfire closing in on their home. They tried to drive to safety with their four-month-old baby, but couldn't because their car battery was dead. The Amazon driver, Luanne, pulled up and drove the family to safety.
Mary says, "We could be dead if it wasn’t for Luanne. She was our saving grace. A little angel right at the moment that we needed her. I really don’t think we would have made it out because it was happening so fast and with the winds like that, the gusts were so strong my husband was struggling to stay upright and get all of our things inside the van. Luanne was actually pretty calm about it, she offered to help and she got us in the van and propped us up against the side and she dropped us off at the nearest community center.''
The Daily Mail says Odeon Movie Theaters are posting signs outside of ''Spider-Man: No Way Home'' screenings urging people not to discuss the film. The sign reads; 'Spoiler alert! please refrain from talking about the film you have just watched until you have left the building to prevent spoiling other guests’ experience. Thank you.'
Radar Online says Ben Affleck hired a California company, called Poop 911, to clean up after his dogs. A company vehicle was spotted outside of his house in Pacific Palisades. The company's motto is "Your pet's #2 is our #1."
The Daily Mail says Halle Berry recently pranked friends, family and fans when she posted a picture of her and boyfriend Van Hunt kissing in a church. She captioned the picture with, 'it's official'. Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson fell for the joke and tweeted, 'congrats you two!!! Beautiful!!'
NBC says the new Janet Jackson documentary reveals that Justin Timberlake allegedly asked her to perform with him at the 2018 Super Bowl. She declined because of their 2004 Super Bowl performance in which he ripped her top off
Elvira, Mistress of the Dark, tells SFX magazine that she wants Dolly Parton to play her in a new movie about her life. There’s a biopic, with somebody else playing me. I’m thinking like, Dolly Parton, right? They’ve got to have the right physical attributes. I have made little attempts here and there to do, is a Broadway musical of ‘Elvira: Mistress Of The Dark.’ It’ll be something like ‘Hairspray’ or ‘The Rocky Horror Showa’.
The Daily Mail says the world's wealthiest man, Jeff Bezos, celebrated New Year's with a disco party in St Bart's. He wore heart-shaped sunglasses while his brother wore a leopard print suit. Jeff posted; 'We had so much fun last night celebrating with a crazy disco party with family, but the new year is also a great time to take stock and focus on personal growth, renewal, rebirth, and paying careful attention to each moment of your life. The good and the bad. All of it. Celebrate and grow.'
Yahoo News says one of James Bond's Aston Martins has been found. The 1963 DB5, which was used in the movie Goldfinger, was being stored at the Boca Raton Airport in Florida when thieves broke in and stole it in June of 1997. The car is worth $25 million dollars and has machine guns, tire shredders, smokescreen funnels and oil sprayers. The car was reportedly found in the Middle East
TMZ says George Lopez was performing a New Year's Eve comedy show in Auburn, Washington when he got sick in the middle of his performance. He started sweating and asking for water. George stopped the show and walked off. An ambulance took him to the hospital. His show has been rescheduled for March 18th. George was diagnosed with the flu
NBC says Jack Osbourne got engaged over the holidays to his girlfriend, Aree Gearhart. He posted; “Today I asked the most beautiful and loving woman I’ve ever met to marry me. She said yes!! Life is a series of doors and I’m so excited to walk through this one with her. She’s truly a magical being with a heart bigger then anything I could have imagined. Her step-mom skills make my heart so full. I couldn’t be happier then I am right now.”
WCBD says the 8th Annual Bill Murray Look-a-Like Polar Bear Plunge recently took place at Folly Beach, South Carolina. People dressed like Bill from his most famous movie roles before jumping into the freezing water. Prizes were awarded for the best costumes.
Nicolas Cage tells Variety magazine that he no longer wants to be known as an actor."I like the word thespian because thespian means you’re going into your heart, or you’re going into your imagination, or your memories or your dreams, and you’re bringing something back to communicate with the audience. I think it’s more like recruiting imagination. Dare I say it, it’s more like a shamanism. What early shamans would do is go into flights of imagination to find answers to help their village. I like looking at it like that, with the risk of sounding completely absurd and ridiculous. I like the idea of it being something a little more organic and less artificial."
The Daily Mail says Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are considering selling their Montecito, California home. A source tells the newspaper, ''They are thinking of selling their house there. However, it won't be on the market because of who they are. It's only being shown to people who are confirmed with funds and are serious buyers. They want to stay in the neighbourhood or nearby but they aren't over the moon about the house and the location.''
2022 Banished Words and Terms
Lake Superior State University is out with their annual "List of Words Banished from the Queen’s English for Mis-use, Over-use and General Uselessness". The list includes ...
1. Wait, what?
2. No worries
3. At the end of the day
4. That being said
5. Asking for a friend
6. Circle back
7. Deep dive
8. New normal
9. You’re on mute
10. Supply chain
Survey: "What obnoxious, overused words or phrases do your teens or kids use? Have parents imitate their kids using the word or phrase."
Holiday Debt Survey A new survey by LendingTree reveals that 36% of people are now in debt because of their holiday shopping. Other findings:
- the average person has $1,249 worth of holiday debt. That's down 10% from last holiday season.
- 50% of Millennials now have holiday debt
- 40% of people used 'buy now, pay later' financing to purchase their holiday gifts this year
TOP 10 FINANCIAL GOALS FOR 2022 … According to a new survey by Slickdeals
Getting out of debt 50%
Removing unnecessary bills 47%
Seek out deals or coupons when shopping 44%
Using a savings app 44%
Applying for a credit card/credit increase 41%
Reallocating a monthly budget 36%
Improving credit scores 35%
Spending money more wisely 32%
Switching to a different bank 28%
Investing money 27%
My husband and I threw a giant New Year's Eve party. We invited family, friends, neighbors and co-workers. My husband and I had a huge fight after the party because he got drunk and kissed another woman on the lips at midnight. He and the woman are always flirting. I think he used the Ball Drop as an excuse to lock lips with the woman to see what it would be like. He is blaming his temporary indiscretion on his alcoholic drinks. He claims what he did was not cheating. Was it? Should I forgive him? Do you think his kiss will lead to other things?