- Billboard magazine says Tony Bennett's family has revealed that he has been battling Alzheimer's for the past four years. Tony is still singing on a regular basis with his longtime piano player.
- The Daily Mail says the Naked Cowboy performed in Times Square yesterday despite the city receiving nearly two feet of snow.
- LiveLeak says a Philadelphia man braved yesterday's Nor'easter to take his kids sledding. He attached their sled to his electric skateboard as they sped down a snow-covered sidewalk. A video of the man went viral
- Business Insider says Burger King restaurants in South Korea are selling a 1,707-calorie burger. It has four patties, cheese, pickles, onions, ketchup, lettuce, tomatoes and a sesame seed bun. The burger weighs 1.5 pounds.
- Mashable claims Disney+ has greenlit a Wakanda TV series from Black Panther director Ryan Coogler. No word on an air date
Coronavirus Trending - The NY Post says 26.5 million Americans have been vaccinated while 26.2 million Americans have had the coronavirus
- Business Insider says the TSA is now requiring all travelers to wear coronavirus masks in airports and on planes.
- A V Club says a documentary about Dr Anthony Fauci is in the works. The film will chronicle his life and battle against covid-19
- A new survey by One Poll reveals that 56% of women would rather quarantine with their best friend than their partner.
- The American Pizza Community expects more than 12.5 million pizzas to be sold on Super Bowl Sunday.
- The National Retail Federation says 10% of people are buying a new television just so they can watch the Super Bowl on it. Five percent of people are purchasing new furniture for Super Bowl Sunday.
- The Robb Report says two Michael Jordan rookie cards recently sold for $738,000 a piece. The cards are in mint condition and show Jordan going up for a dunk.
Hollywood Sign Reads HOLLYBOOB: The NY Post says pranksters recently changed the Hollywood sign to read "Hollyboob". Park Rangers quickly took down the extra B's. Six people were arrested and are now facing trespassing charges. The prank was done to raise awareness of breast cancer
WFXP says a Harry Styles look-a-like was recently arrested for armed robbery in Tyrone, Pennsylvania. Jason Sanderlin kicked in an apartment door before ordering three people to the ground while holding a rifle. He stole marijuana and $400 in cash. His girlfriend identified him as the robber. Jason posted a Snapchat video bragging about the weed. Officers tracked Jason down and charged him with robbery and aggravated assault
TMZ says Mariah Carey's estranged sister, Allison, is suing her for emotional distress. She wants $1.25 million dollars. In her book, "The Meaning of Mariah", Mariah claims Allison gave her drugs, abused her and tried to sell her to men.
TMZ says The Weeknd is celebrating Super Bowl week by delivering food to coronavirus frontliners in Tampa
AJR's Adam Met tells Billboard magazine that each of the brothers covers a different role for the band. “Each of us fell into a different role. Jack deals with artist relations when we’re doing remixes or writing sessions or developing relationships with other artists and managers. Ryan is completely the arts side. He edits all of our videos and the production and a lot of the writing and does the photo editing. I take on the business role. I’m involved in the radio campaign, marketing and advertising. All three roles are very necessary, so we don’t argue at all, and no one is in charge of the other two! It functions very well.”
Dua Lipa tells Rolling Stone magazine that she doesn't have an onstage persona.“I don’t have two personas, an alter ego for who goes onstage. I’ve never had that issue, figuring out, ‘I’m going to be this character today, or this is who I’m going to play, or this is the role I want to take on.’ It’s hard for me to make stories up.”
TMZ says ''Saved by the Bell'' star Dustin Diamond has died at the age of 44 from stage 4 lung cancer. His girlfriend was by his side when he passed away. Dustin's lung cancer spread over the course of the last several weeks.
The NY Post says Dustin's dying wishes were to go to Disney World and meet members of his favorite rock band Tool. His friend, Dan Block, says, “There are two things Dustin asked for … the ability to talk to Justin Chancellor about music and to be able to visit Disney World to see ‘Star Wars Galaxy Edge.’ Dustin was learning to play several Tool songs and wanted to start a Tool tribute band. He was in the process of starting the band before being diagnosed with cancer. He would play the song and play along with his bass while watching YouTube videos.
A source tells Perez Hilton, “Dustin was not even home for 24 to 48 hours before he went back to the hospital. They thought he had pneumonia but then they ran more tests and apparently the cancer had spread. It happened very suddenly. His passing was not supposed to happen this quickly. No one knew the kind of pain he was in — only he knew.”
Tori Spelling posted: "My 1st onscreen love Dustin Diamond got his Angel wings today... Before there was David and Donna there was Screech and Violet. Dustin was my first on-screen kiss. He welcomed me with open arms onto the set of Saved By the Bell. As one can imagine being the newbie on a hit show was overwhelming for a 14-year-old girl. He not only showed me around but made sure I was always ok. Such a young gentleman. He was kind, smart, and always making everyone laugh. He was a great scene partner. He was a really good guy."
Tiffani Amber Thiessen posted: "I am deeply saddened by the news of my old co-star @realdustindiamond passing. Life is extremely fragile and it’s something we should never take for granted. God speed Dustin"
Elizabeth Berkley posted: " I’m grateful to have gotten to create with Dustin when we were at the beginning of our dreams coming true"
Deadline Hollywood says Jennifer Lopez is going to star in a new Netflix action movie called "The Mother." She will play a deadly assassin, who comes out of hiding to protect the daughter that she gave up years ago. The movie is going to be similar to Jean Reno's "The Professional."
Hello magazine says Kobe Bryant did not have cancer at the time of his death. His widow, Vanessa, says a CBD oil company posted a fake article from People magazine along with a fake quote from Kobe that read: "When I got my diagnosis, I was devastated. And when you get into the Hall of Fame, there's this pressure to never show a sad side. My manager pointed me to CBD Oil, which I admit I was skeptical of. Sometimes these alternative medicines sound like a bunch of mumbo jumbo, but I was blown away by the results. I never knew something natural could have such a powerful effect."
Vanessa posted: "LIES! Don't get SCAMMED. Kobe NEVER USED CBD. @people doesn't have anything to do with this either. (Pay attention to the fake website link).
E! News says Miley Cyrus has offered to sing at Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani's wedding. She posted: ''@gwenstefani @blakeshelton I'll be your wedding singer! Cyrus tweeted. "I promise to be on my best behavior. Or worst. whatever you want! It's your special day! Cheers to loving you both almost as much as you love each other!"
Gwen responded: "Thanks puppy gx."
The Daily Mail says Heidi Klum wore a toilet paper dress for her latest Vogue Magazine fashion shoot. When she turned around, her entire backside was exposed. Sponges were used to hold the toilet paper together.
The National Enquirer claims Katie Holmes' boyfriend, Emilio Vitolo Jr, allegedly has a wandering eye. A source tells the magazine, “He’s constantly checking out other women when they’re out on the town, and he’s spending way too much time online drooling over hot babes on the internet. Emilio has a serious roving eye and his ego has been out of control since he started dating a big-time Hollywood name. On top of that, he’s still in touch with a bunch of his exes and brags that Katie’s lucky to be dating him, not the other way around. She says it makes her feel good to be able to give this man, who has made her so happy, things he can appreciate. Katie thinks the sun rises and sets with this guy. She thinks his wandering eye is harmless. But everybody’s concerned that he’s an opportunist. The warning signs are everywhere.''
OK! magazine claims Gwyneth Paltrow and Brad Falchuk are allegedly spending time apart. A source tells the magazine, "The love is there, but they've been stuck in a rut lately. So Gwyneth has come up with this solution to shake things up and rev up the passion. Taking time apart to get closer sounds like a recipe for disaster to their friends. Then again, Gwyneth has never done things the conventional way."
WalletHub's Best & Worst Cities for Football Fans ... According to a new survey based on 21 metrics including number of NFL and college teams, stadium capacity and fan engagement
1 Pittsburgh 2 Dallas 3 Boston 4 Green Bay 5 New York 6 Miami 7 New Orleans 8 Los Angeles 9 Indianapolis 10 San Francisco Worst Cities
1 St George, Utah 2 Stephenville, Texas 3 Providence, Rhode Island 4 Valparaiso, Indiana 5 Davidson, North Carolina 6 Ithaca, New York 7 Columbia, South Carolina 8 New Britain, Connecticut 9 Louisville, Kentucky 10 Fort Collins, Colorado