- TVLine says 35 million people watched the Chiefs-Bills playoff game on Sunday night.
- KSHB says a 20 year-old Grandview, Missouri man has been arrested for running onto the field during the Bills-Chiefs playoff game on Sunday. Bills wide receiver Stefon Diggs smashed into the man before he was wrestled to the ground and removed from the stadium.
- Complex magazine says Kanye West's girlfriend, Julia Fox, has nicknamed their relationship 'Juliye'.
- Variety magazine says Sony Music has acquired the rights to Bob Dylan's songs.The deal was worth between $150 million and $200 million
- CNN says participating Krispy Kreme donut shops are giving away free donuts this week to people, who donate blood to the American Red Cross. The Red Cross is experiencing their worst blood shortage in over a decade. To obtain the free donuts, customers just have to show their Red Cross blood donor sticker.
- Mashed magazine says McDonald's is testing a new peanut butter-flavored McFlurry. Restaurants in Pasadena, California are serving the new dessert to see how it sells.
- Thrillist says Little Caesars is going to begin selling a Batman-themed pizza later this month. The pizza is shaped like the Bat signal and is topped with pepperoni and cheese. It comes with a side of red sauce.
Woman Named IKEA Changes Name:The Daily Mirror says a 19 year old woman changed her name from Ikea to Jasmine because she was tired of being bullied. Jasmine says her parents named her Ikea after watching a TV commercial for the furniture store. "When I was younger my mum got a letter from Ikea that basically said we could get furniture and toys free of charge. I got a few toys and my mum got a sofa." Her new legal name is Jasmine Ikea Dagless.
Survey: "Do you know someone who is named after a celeb, sports star or famous product?" If so, what is their name?
Robert Pattinson tells Premiere magazine that his Batman character is a criminal. "He's nowhere at home except on the street when he's wearing the suit. He lives a criminal life, but without committing crimes! I felt like I could get something out of that. Anyway, I could only play a superhero if he was really dirty! I'm sure in this first fight, he manages to convince himself that every guy in front of him is the one who killed his mother. And so that allows him to vent all his rage."
Ok! magazine says Britney Spears' fiance, Sam Asghari, wants her and Jamie Lynn to stop publicly feuding. A source tells the magazine, "The barbs and angry posts and comments fly around, but Sam has been the one trying to keep them talking and hoping for a resolution. Britney and Jamie Lynn do text each other directly, Sam is trying to get them to talk through their issues with one another because it's blown up into a huge scandal. She’s refusing all of Jamie Lynn’s attempts to make nice because she doesn’t trust her motives."
Entertainment Tonight says Jennifer Garner recently baked cookies for nurses and doctors at a local Los Angeles hospital. She posted videos of herself making the chocolate chip cookies and then delivering them to the First Responders. Jennifer took selfies with hospital staffers
The National Enquirer claims Betty White allegedly left most of her $75 million estate to animals in need. A source says she decided to give the bulk of her money to animals rather than her stepchildren. “There was an emotional wedge between her and Allen’s kids that made it easier for her to leave the bulk of her fortune to help animals. The children may think they deserve more, but animals had a much bigger presence in her life.”
The NY Post says Alex Trebek's Los Angeles home is up for sale for $7 million dollars. He bought the home in 1991 for $2.15 million. The house has five bedrooms, 11 bathrooms, a grand foyer, a bar, a movie theater, a courtyard, a hot tub, a fireplace and a pool
Tom Brady may be on the verge of retirement. He made the following comments yesterday on his Let's Go podcast. “I said this a few years ago, it's what relationships are all about. It's not always what I want. It's what we want as a family. And I'm gonna spend a lot of time with them and figure out in the future what's next. The team doesn’t deserve anything less than my best. And if I feel like I'm not committed to that, or I can't play at a championship level, then you gotta give someone else a chance to play. And, you know, we'll see. Playing football I get so much joy from. I love it. But not playing football, there's a lot of joy in that for me also now, too, with my kids getting older and seeing them develop and grow. So all these things need to be considered and they will be.''
As for his wife Gisele Bundchen, he says, “It pains her to see me get hit out there. And she deserves what she needs from me as a husband and my kids deserve what they need from me as a dad.''
OK! magazine claims Aaron Rodgers is open to going to another team next year. A source tells the magazine, "There has been drama all season when it has come to Aaron and if he would stay with Green Bay after the season. It's time for Rodgers to plan and "worry about next year and it isn’t going to be retirement. His instant thoughts are that he is going to leave. He is looking to give it a go with another team as there is still gas in the tank for that he still can play at a high level and wants to play at a high level."
Former Jeopardy champion Tom Nichols tells Boston Public Radio that the show needs to limit consecutive wins. "After about two or three wins, I think you've got such an advantage. You've been using the buzzer, — which is much more important than people realize; you're a lot more comfortable in the studio; you understand the rhythm of the game. Newer people just walking in there don't really have much of a chance, and that's purely because the returning champions have mastered the mechanics of the game.''
Exercise Saves Lives
A new survey by the National Cancer Institute reveals that 100,000 lives a year could be saved if adults exercised for 10 or more minutes a day.
Researcher Pedro Maurice says, "We know exercise is good for us. This study provides additional evidence of the benefits at the population level: if all adults in the United States (over age 40) were to exercise just a bit more each day, a large number of deaths could be prevented each year. We have reported previously that even a little bit of exercise can result in health benefits. This study doesn't focus on the benefits for individuals, but rather at the level of the population. We can make our nation healthier by encouraging everyone to add an additional 10 minutes of activity or more each day."
Financial Infidelity Survey
A new survey by creditcards.com reveals that 30% of people have committed some form of financial infidelity against their partner. Other findings:
- 25% of people are embarrassed by the way they handle money
- 14% of people don't trust their partner with their money
- 14% of people have a secret stash of cash in case their relationship ends
- 23% of couples keep their money completely separate from one another
SEXIEST TRAITS TO HAVE IN A PARTNER … According to a new survey by Hello Fresh
A sense of humor (42%)
Good listener (39%)
The ability to cook (32%)
Similar political views (26%)
TOP ARGUMENTS COUPLES HAVE … According to a new survey by Hello Fresh
Where to go out to eat (45%)
My partner doesn’t cook as often as I’d like them to (42%)
One of us followed a recipe incorrectly (42%)
What to cook for dinner (35%)
What groceries to buy (37%)
What the grocery budget should be (20%)
Who should cook dinner (10%)
I got divorced in 2021 and am going on my first date in 18 years on Friday. My date is taking me to dinner. My friend said I will be able to tell a lot about my date by the way he treats our server. She says if he's nice than he's a keeper, but if he's mean than he's not worth it. Is this true or something someone made up?