- WMTW says White House Chief Medical Advisor Dr. Anthony Fauci believes children will start getting vaccinated by the Summer. “Hopefully by the time we get to the late spring and early summer we will have children being able to be vaccinated,”
- E! News says a Grape Nuts cereal shortage is occurring because of the pandemic. Some online resellers are hawking 64oz boxes for as much as $111. The company says there is a shortage because more people are staying home and eating breakfast due to the pandemic
- Cinema Blend says a new movie about the skyrocketing GameStop stock is going to be made by MGM. The movie is going to be based on a soon-to-be written book called ''The Anti-Aocial Network.'' No word on a release date
- NBC says Jen Ellis, the woman, who created Bernie Sanders' Inauguration Day mittens, is teaming with the Vermont Teddy Bear Company to create her own mitten line. Some of the proceeds are going to Make A Wish Vermont.
- Spin Sports says Nike is celebrating Valentine's Day with the release of a second Valentine's Day sneaker. The Nike 'Air Force 1 Valentine's Day' shoe has a white sole and white body along with a red heart on the back panel.
- NBC says Toys R Us has closed its brick-and-mortar stores again. The Houston and New Jersey locations were the only two Toys R Us stores that opened after the company relaunched in late 2020.
- A new survey by Cats Protection reveals that 20% of cats have put on weight during the pandemic.
- Totally the Bomb says law enforcement officials are warning parents about a new Tik Tok trend called Skittles Parties. Teenagers are raiding medicine cabinets before placing the meds in a bowl. They then pick out the most colorful pills to see how high they can get.
Super Bowl Trending
- USA Today says an anonymous gambler has made a $2.3 million bet on the Super Bowl. The gambler is betting the Buccaneers will be able to cover a 3.5 point spread against the Chiefs. If they do, he will win $2 million.
- Complex magazine says Snoop Dogg and Martha Stewart are going to host this year's Puppy Bowl at 2 p.m. Eastern on Super Bowl Sunday on the Animal Planet channel.
Hooray for Hollywood: Here are this past weekend's box office results.
1. The Little Things - $4.8 Million
2. The Croods: A New Age - $1.8 Million
3. Wonder Woman 1984 - $1.3 Million
4. The Marksman - $1.2 Million
5. Monster Hunter - $740K
6. News of the World - $540K
7. Promising Young Woman - $260K
8. Fatale - $220K
9. The War with Grandpa - $147K
10. Our Friend - $135K
Dad Makes A Million Dollars From GameStop Stock: KWCH says a Missouri father, who makes $35,000 a year, is now a millionaire because he bought GameStop stock prior to it skyrocketing last week. AJ Vanover invested $4,500 into several stocks through Robinhood. He says he plans to wait a little longer before selling his stock and collecting his million dollars.
The Daily Star says Adele won't be singing any songs about her ex-husband, Simon Konecki. A source tells the newspaper, "Heartbreak has helped Adele shift records over the years but this split is quite different. They’re both aware their son Angelo should be protected and that’s why Adele has agreed not to sing about their relationship. Her new album will have a different sound anyway, so it hasn’t bothered her too much that Simon quietly expected her to keep their relationship out of her music."
Ava Max tells Billboard magazine that people shouldn't give up on their dreams.“I'm living proof that it can take over 15 years to make it any industry. But, you can make it in the end. And there is a light at the end of the tunnel. And I know that, you know, there has been moments in my past that have been dark, and I never thought I would make it through. And now, you know, I look back and I just am so happy I kept going and didn't pick a different career.”
Justin Bieber tells Harper's Bazaar magazinethat his music is more relatable now than before. “"I think it's more relatable now. When I had that young voice it was hard for people to connect. Dudes can listen to it now and say, 'Yeah, I like that new Bieber song,'"”
Jason Derulo tells WLRN that he started out as a jazz performer when he was in school. ''I got introduced to jazz music in high school. I was in a jazz band. I was a jazz singer. I was one of two. So, you know, that really, really immersed me into the jazz world for a couple of years. Whereas, you know, when I was in elementary school and middle school, it was like, you know, just classical music and learning to read music. And then I also got introduced to musical theater in high school as well. And that kind of gave me the bug. And I actually ended up going to musical theater college. I became really, really knowledgeable about everything about music from perfect pitch to having to read music every single day''
Ed Sheeran tells GQ magazine that being famous hasn't changed his sense of style. “I still wear skater hoodies, jeans and skater shoes. I haven’t changed.”
Ariana Grande tells Billboard magazine that she knew she wanted to be a singer when she was six years old. “When I was 6 years old, I just kind of decided that’s what I’m going to do with my life, period. I manifested it. I knew I would. There was never really a doubt in my mind.”
Mickey magazine, citing The Express Newspaper, says Disney is considering rehiring Johnny Depp to play Captain Jack Sparrow in the next Pirates of the Caribbean film. A source tells the news outlets, “Rumours are rife that the Change.org petitions have forced the makers to reconsider.” Over 600,000 fans have signed a petition calling for Johnny to return.
The Irish Mirror says crew members on ''Mission Impossible 7'' have branded Tom Cruise a 'nightmare'. One crew member tells the paper, “It feels like everything is against us at the moment and morale is really down. A lot of us would love to cut our losses and leave things for a while, then pick up when we can. But Tom is completely obsessed with finishing and nothing will stop him. He’s the most determined person. It’s impressive, but a nightmare.”
Sarah Jessica Parker tells Vanity Fair magazine that the coronavirus is going to be a part of the ''Sex and the City'' reboot. "It will obviously be part of the storyline, because that’s the city [these characters] live in. I think that Cynthia, Kristin, and I are all excited about the time that has passed. You know, who are they in this world now? What is their relationship to social media? What has changed? ... What is their life like? For Carrie, who doesn’t have family beyond her friendships, where is she professionally? How have all of these political changes affected her work? Is she still writing a column? Has she written any more books? Or does she have a podcast? What does fashion mean to her now? How have the friendships changed or not changed, and has her social circle grown?"
Perez Hilton says contrary to published reports, Megan Fox and Machine Gun Kelly are not engaged. A source tells the website, “They are very serious and plan on spending the future together. There will be an engagement at some point, but they are not engaged now. Megan needs her divorce to be finalized before she can fully move on. She is very happy though.”
Katy Perry tells Entertainment Tonight that she is no longer a shopping addict. " I used to be so addicted to shopping. I have become so aware of how wasteful I have been as a consumer with clothes. In my personal life I have pledged to myself that I am not really going to buy,” she continued. “I want to only buy out of necessity.”
George Clooney tells AARP magazine that he leaves romantic love letters for his wife, Amal. “Even in lockdown, I’ll write a letter and slip it on her desk, or she’ll write a letter and leave it under the pillow. I’m a big believer in letters. I have letters from Paul Newman, Walter Cronkite, Gregory Peck. I have them framed. I put them in the house. If it were a text, it would feel different. Maybe that’s a generational thing, and maybe it won’t be that way 20 years from now, but for me, somebody sat down and wrote it.”
Architectural Digest says Kelly Clarkson has relisted her Los Angeles home for $9 million. The mansion has eight bedrooms, a guest house, a fireplace, a private patio, a movie theater, a home gym, a wine cellar, a pool, an outdoor kitchen and glass walls.
TMZ says thieves recently robbed Kevin Nealon's Los Angeles home. They stole $100,000 worth of jewelry and handbags. The theft occurred while Kevin was out of town
Perez Hilton says Jessica Biel wished Justin Timberlake a happy 40th birthday yesterday with the following message: “There’s no one I have more fun with, have more laughs with, feel more deeply for, and have more history with. I honor you today, baby. And wish you the most creative and fulfilling year to date. Happy 40th, my love.”
Tiger King star Carole Baskin tells the USA Today newspaper that people should not be allowed to attend the Super Bowl because of the coronavirus. ''I just think it’s irresponsible for people to be gathering in large groups, even though I understand they’re saying this is a much smaller group than they’ve ever had. What I have seen is every time there’s a big event, whether it be a protest or a political rally, after that thing happens there’s this huge uptick in the number of local people who (test) positive for COVID-19. And there’s no way if you bring 22,000 people to Tampa, from all over the place, that you’re not going to see that same kind of huge uptick in cases here. There’s nothing that would justify that sort of risk-taking. We are right now dealing with life or death on this planet and I think every one of us should be doing our part to stay home."
The stadium is 12 miles from Carole's big cat sanctuary.
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