- Business Insider says a new Netflix study finds that people decide within five seconds whether or not to keep watching a show.
- Deadline Hollywood says CBS made $545 million from their Super Bowl ad revenue
- Business Insider says Japan is throwing away millions of doses of Pfizer's coronavirus vaccine because they do not have enough syringes to administer second doses. Japan recently purchased 144 million shots.
- Fox News says Popeyes is debuting their new first-ever fish sandwich today.The fried flounder is served on a buttery brioche bun with pickles, tartar sauce and a Cajun seasoning. Popeye says the sandwich comes with an insurance policy. “For guests who order the new Cajun Flounder Sandwich and don’t like it, Popeyes will replace it with the tried and true Chicken Sandwich for free with purchase of insurance on launch day”
- Brobible says McDonald's is bringing back their Orange Hi-C drink on February 15th. It was last available in 2017
- Brand Eating magazine says Shake Shack is celebrating Valentine's Day with a Boyz II Men-inspired shake. They are selling their "Berryz II Men" Chocolate-Covered-Strawberry Shake for a limited time. The shake is topped with whipped cream, fudge sauce and chocolate cookie crumbles
The NY Post says Justin Bieber is going to perform a Valentine's Day concert on Tik Tok. He will perform his 2013 album "Journals" at 9 p.m. Eastern.
Gabby Barrett tells Songwriters Universe that her time on "American Idol" was a lot more challenging than she thought it would be. "American Idol was like being on a roller coaster—it’s the best way to explain it. You know, growing up and watching it on TV, when you watched American Idol, it was like the golden show. All the other shows were great, but Idol was the one that you wanted to be on. And after performing live for so many years, I remember thinking, Oh, [being on Idol], that’s just people performing on TV; that’s easy, I can do that. And then I got on the show, and it was way more than that. I realized that no matter how prepared you are for something, you’re going to be faced with challenges. So it was a real roller coaster of emotions—I was always nervous, happy, sad or excited. It was an amazing journey, something that I’ll always take with me for the rest of my career."
The NY Post says Britney Spears's father, Jamie, is allegedly trying to control her life. A source tells the newspaper, “He is drunk with power over Britney’s life. She wants to work, she wants to make music and perform, but he is too controlling. He has set her up to fail. Britney hasn’t had the proper help she needs to be able to control her own finances, to fully deal with her mental health issues, to be the mother she wants to be. Jamie won’t let her have any freedom or responsibility over her own life. This summer, her father grounded her for three weeks because she dared to meet a friend for a socially-distanced walk on the beach and a heart-to-heart conversation. She’s 39 years old! He doesn’t want her to see her friends, he doesn’t want her to meet other people in the entertainment business, he tells her that everyone has bad intentions for her — when it plainly isn’t true.”
Billie Eilish tells Vanity Fair magazine that she envies male rappers. “I envy them because they get to just take their shirts off, because they’re men, and jump around the stage, and the whole crowd is jumping around and spraying water, and moshing and they’re dirty and they don’t care!”
The Weeknd tells Vanity Fair magazinethat people are surprised when they meet him. “People always say when they meet me that I’m not what they expect. I assume they think I’m this super dark and depressing guy, but I like to channel all of those emotions into my work. I’m pretty laid-back in real life. I just love hanging with my friends and making jokes. The jokes don’t stop—literally, all day.”
Ariana Grande tells US Weekly magazine that she doesn't want to be a sex symbol. “I don’t see myself as sexy. And I’m not comfortable being sexy and dressing sexy. I don’t see myself ever becoming a sex symbol."
TMZ says Kevin Hart's personal shopper recently got busted stealing over $1 million from him. Dylan Syer used Kevin's credit card to cipher money into his own accounts. He made extravagant purchases like Louis Vuitton bags and five Patek Philippe watches valued at more than $400,000. Dylan was charged with grand larceny
Ace Showbiz says Gina Carano has been fired from "The Mandalorian" for posting offensive social media messages.
Lucasfilm released a statement saying, "Gina Carano is not currently employed by Lucasfilm and there are no plans for her to be in the future. Nevertheless, her social media posts denigrating people based on their cultural and religious identities are abhorrent and unacceptable."
Gina played Cara Dune on the Disney+ show.
HBO Content Chief Casey Bloys tells TVLine that Kim Cattrall's absence from the ''Sex and the City'' reboot is because her character is no longer friends with Carrie, Charlotte or Miranda. ''Just as in real life, people come into your life, people leave. Friendships fade, and new friendships start. It is very much a story about women in their 50s, and they are dealing with things that people deal with in their 50s. They’re trying to tell an honest story about being a woman in her 50s in New York. So it should all feel somewhat organic, and the friends that you have when you’re 30, you may not have when you’re 50.''
WXIA says Shaquille O'Neal's Krispy Kreme shop in Atlanta caught on fire early yesterday. The entire back half of his building was engulfed in flames. Most of it melted. Shaq says, "I hope no one was hurt and we will bounce back better than ever."
The Irish Mirror says Simon Cowell is remodeling his London mansion. Before the reconstruction began, an exorcism was performed to rid the home of a ghost. Simon previously heard someone banging on his doors when no one was there
People magazine says Aaron Rodgers' engagement to actress Shailene Woodley happened fast. A source tells the magazine, "It was a surprise that they got so close so quickly. I mean, it really felt like one day he was with Danica Patrick, and then suddenly he was with Shailene. It happened super fast. It was so fast that at first, we thought she was just a rebound. There was no way this could be so serious. Everyone thought it was a casual thing because that's what he was telling everyone, even when it was clearly not a casual thing."
Nikki Bella says her fiance, Artem Chigvintsev, is taking cooking classes. "It's cute because I feel like I'm always pressuring him to have more content on social media because, you guys, when Artem posts cooking stuff on his Instagram—it's mind-blowing to me—he will get a minimum of 1,000 DMs about, 'How did you cook it? It looks amazing.' Everyone loves seeing him do it. I told him, 'Artem, the universe is showing you your niche. People want more cooking from you.'"
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers held a boat parade yesterday to celebrate their Super Bowl win. At one point, Tom Brady threw the Lombardi trophy from his boat to Rob Gronkowski's. Rob caught the trophy as fans cheered and blew horns.
The Daily Mail says Jay Leno was recently chatting with a fan outside of a restaurant in Malibu when the fan forgot to put his car in Park. Jay jumped in front of it as it rolled towards his powder blue 1964 Corvette. He stopped the vehicle and then chatted with his fan before elbow bumping him and driving off.
WJW says the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has announced their 2021 nominees.
They include ...
Mary J. Blige (First-time nominee)
Kate Bush (Previously nominated in 2018, 2021)
Devo (Previously nominated in 2019, 2021)
Foo Fighters (First-time nominee)
The Go-Go’s (First-time nominee)
Iron Maiden (First-time nominee)
JAY-Z (First-time nominee)
Chaka Khan (Previously nominated in 2016, 2017, 2021)
Carole King (Previously nominated in 1989, 2021)
Fela Kuti (First time nominee)
LL Cool J (Previously nominated in 2010, 2011, 2014, 2018, 2019, 2021)
New York Dolls (Previously nominated in 2001, 2021)
Rage Against the Machine (Previously nominated in 2018, 2019, 2021)
Todd Rundgren (Previously nominated in 2019, 2020, 2021)
Tina Turner (Previously nominated in 1987, 2021)
Dionne Warwick (First-time nominee)
TOP 5 VALENTINE’S DAY GIFTS FOR 2021 … According to a new survey of 2,000 people by Groupon