- CBS says 96.4 million people watched the Super Bowl. It was the lowest rated Super Bowl in the last 10 years. 101.3 million people watched last year's Big Game. The most watched Super Bowl of all time was in 2015 when New England played Seattle. 114.4 million people watched that game
- Adweek says the makers of
have changed the name of their pancake syrup and pancake mix to the Pearl Milling Company. A sticker on boxes and containers reads: "New Name, Same Great Taste As Aunt Jemima''
- Popsugar says Starbucks is celebrating Valentine's Day by adding a Galentine's Day Frappuccino to their secret menu. The white mocha Frappuccino contains two pumps of raspberry syrup, two scoops of blackberries, dragon fruit and whipped cream
- Bakery and Snacks says Lays is celebrating Valentine's Day with chocolate-covered potato chips. Lay's is giving them away as part of their Valentine's Day promotion. The chips were available in Target stores in 2013.
- The Daily Mail says Sandra Bullock is going to star with Brad Pitt in a new movie called "Bullet Train''. It's their first film together even though they have been friends for over 30 years.
- WJET says New Line Cinema is planning a remake of ''The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.'' The creative team behind the Watchmen series will produce the new version of Oz.
The Daily Mail says Britney Spears' boyfriend, Sam Asghari, attacked her father, Jamie yesterday for interfering with their relationship. He posted: 'Now it's important for people to understand that I have zero respect for someone trying to control our relationship and constantly throwing obstacles our way. In my opinion Jamie is a total d**k. I won't be going into details because I've always respected our privacy but at the same time I didn't come to this country to not be able to express my opinion and freedom.'
A source close to the family tells The Sun, "They were “shocked” and “furious" over the post. They didn’t appreciate the derogatory comment. They actually liked him."
Rolling Stone magazine says BTS is going to perform an MTV Unplugged set on February 23rd. The special will air at 9 p.m. Eastern
Ed Sheeran tells Time magazine that a record helped him get rid of his stutter.“My dad bought me the Marshall Mathers LP when I was nine years old, not knowing what was on it. And he let me listen to it, and I learned every word of it back to front by the age I was ten, and he raps very fast and very melodically, and very percussively, and it helped me get rid of the stutter.
Dua Lipa tells Rolling Stone magazine that she sometimes worries about people focusing more on her looks than her art. "I’ve never really seen being pretty or beautiful as some kind of power. It’s never been something that I identify with ... I don’t feel like I’ve gotten to where I am because of that. I’m extremely hardworking and driven, and I feel like that’s the reason why I got to where I am, through my hard work and my drive."
Gabby Barrett tells People magazine that her career has been like a dream. “I just remember being young and always seeing plaques of artists that I really looked up to on the walls of different places, hoping I could have at least one of those someday, I’m dreaming with my eyes open as they’re hanging up on my wall. Hopefully, I’ll be able to collect some more in the future.”
Ariana Grande tells Apple Music that she will never forget the first time she met Madonna. "I love Madonna. She’s the one. What do you really say about her? She’s the one? The first time I met her, I was just shaking. And I was like, 'I studied and worshiped you. And I have, I don’t even know what to say.' And she was just like, 'Thank you. And I love you.' It’s just ridiculous that after everything she has accomplished and after reshaping pop music and setting the bar higher and higher, so many times in her career, I still feel like she just does it because she’s still hungry and still just loves it and still just feels she has more to say and more things to try. And I think that’s why I love her so much as an artist, because she’s done what she needs to do."
ABC says a Houston man recently posed as pop star Bruno Mars before conning a woman out of $100,000. Chinwendu Azuonwu found his 63 year-old victim on Instagram. She was in search of companionship. Chinwendu reached out to the woman and posed as Bruno by sending her text messages and pictures of him. He began asking the woman for money to cover expenses for touring and other things. The woman sent him a $10,000 check. She followed that up by sending a $90,000 check. Chinwendu and his friend were charged with money laundering.
Totally the Bomb says Starbucks is cashing in on the success of the Netflix series ''Bridgerton'' by adding a Bridgerton Tea to their secret menu. The Bridgerton Tea is a passion tea with no water or sweetener, four pumps of raspberry syrup, light peach juice, blackberries, strawberries, coconut cold foam and strawberry puree.
Woman's Day magazine says Jennifer Aniston has allegedly been helping Jason Sudeikis get over his breakup with Olivia Wilde. Sources tells the magazine, “Jason and Jennifer have been friends for some time, but this hard breakup of Jason’s has really bonded them. Jen has been on call for him ever since the news about Olivia and Harry’s relationship broke. At first, she was counseling him through it, but lately, there have been a lot more laughs than tears. There’s a real spark between them. They are perfect for one another and there was no denying they’ve always had a special connection when they’ve worked together.” Another tipster close to Sudeikis asserts that the Horrible Bosses star is “slowly coming back to life after Olivia dumped him and it’s all thanks to Jen.” The source adds, “I think he’d totally explore a romance with Jen, let’s face it, he’d be crazy not to. It feels like they’re both in the right place at the right time to see if their friendship might turn into something more.”
The Sun says Olivia Wilde's current boyfriend, Harry Styles, may run into her ex-boyfriend, Jason Sudeikis, at a London movie studio. A source tells the newspaper, “Harry is appearing in My Policeman. It’s a big production backed by Amazon based on a very successful book, so there are high hopes for it. But the filming process could prove pretty awkward because bosses are trying to secure studio space at the same complex where Olivia’s ex Jason is working too. If both are sharing a studio complex, there’s a real possibility for a very awkward encounter. It’s the sort of thing that sounds like a film plot in itself. You almost couldn’t write it.”
Tom Holland tells Esquire magazine that he has no idea what the new Spider-Man movie is all about. “I honestly have no idea what this film is about and I’m eight weeks into shooting it. Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield will not be appearing in this film. Unless they have hidden the most massive piece of information from me, which I think is too big of a secret for them to keep from me.”
The Globe says Ellen DeGeneres is allegedly worried about Kelly Clarkson's growing talk show ratings. A source tells the magazine, ''It’s supposedly annoyed DeGeneres to no end to see Kelly being high in the ratings. She figures Kelly’s been social climbing and knifing her in the back for months. The idea that Kelly might waltz in and steal her audience makes her absolutely livid.”
Jennifer Lopez tells Allure magazine that she and Alex Rodriguez went to couples counseling at the start of the pandemic. "At the start (of the pandemic) we were all filled with anxiety. We were all in the Twilight Zone like everyone else. We never get to do stuff like that (together). I was trying to take advantage of the time. We got to work on ourselves. We did therapy. I think it was really helpful for us in our relationship."
US Weekly Magazine says Jamie Lee Curtis accidentally put popcorn in her ear instead of her Apple Airpod. She posted a picture of her ear along with the caption: “So, I’m definitely over this whole isolation thing. I picked up my ear pod and put it in my ear and was trying to figure out why I couldn’t hear.''
VDAY Survey A new survey by Lending Tree reveals that 40% of people are planning to skip Valentine's Day this year in order to save money. Other findings:
- 14% of people would be mad if their partner suggested skipping Valentine's Day
- 30% of people plan to hide their Valentine's Day debt from their partner.