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- Fox News says over 1,000 flights were cancelled yesterday due to the Winter storm that is nailing 32 states.
- The NY Post says Kanye West claims he is responsible for Pete Davidson deleting his Instagram account. He posted; “Ran Skete off the gram. Tell your mother I changed your name for life.” A source tells the NY Post, “Pete deleted his IG because immediately after his first post he started receiving a flood of messages, both positive and negative, reminding him why he didn’t want social media to begin with.''
- The Dirt says Larry David has purchased a Montecito, California cottage for $5.7 million. It has four bedrooms, a fireplace, iron chandeliers, soaking tubs, a Chef's Kitchen and a courtyard
- WLKY says Sally Kellerman, who played Margaret 'Hot Lips' Houlihan in the film ''MASH'', died at the age of 84 yesterday. She passed away at her home from heart failure. Kellerman also played Rodney Dangerfield's love interest in "Back to School".
- Radar Online claims 72 year old wrestling legend Ric Flair is spending time with a 28 year old blond named Kelly Brewster. The two were spotted jetting out of Los Angeles for a trip.
- UPI says a rare 1998 Pokemon card was recently auctioned off for $900,000. The nearly flawless card set a record for the highest public sale of any Pokemon card
- Brobible says Aaron Rodgers may be looking for a new contract that pays him $50 million a year. That would be up from his current salary of $33.5 million per year.
- The Daily Mail says John Mayer has tested positive for the Coronavirus. It's the second time he's been positive since January. John is postponing four shows
Update On Russia-Ukraine Conflict ...
Business Insider says gold prices are skyrocketing because of the Russia-Ukraine conflict. Gold is now selling at a 13-month high of $1,965 per ounce. Gold is seen as a safe investment during times of crisis
The Daily Beast says Russian troops are infiltrating the Ukraine by wearing Ukrainian military uniforms and dressing in white outfits to appear as peacekeepers
The Daily Mail says Russia's Army is using mobile crematoriums to get rid of deceased Ukrainian soldiers
Fox News says Ukrainians are rushing to ATM machines to withdraw as much money as they can. With Russia invading, Ukrainians are attempting to flee the country with their valuables and cash. The government has capped daily withdrawals at $129 so citizens don't collapse their financial system
The Daily Mail says Ukrainian citizens are panic-buying as Russian troops move into the country. Groceries, toilet paper and alcohol are selling quickly
Thousands of Ukrainians are hiding in subway stations because bomb shelters are full.
CNN is going viral because of their coverage of the Russia-Ukraine conflict. They were in the middle of a news report yesterday when an Applebee's commercial started playing
Russian Soldiers Sending Flirty Tinder Messages To Ukrainian Women: The Daily Mirror says Russian soldiers are sending flirty messages to Ukrainian women on Tinder. The soldiers created Tinder profiles before invading the country.
One Ukrainian Tinder member, named Dasha Synelnikova, tells the paper, “One muscular guy posed up trying to look sexy in bed posing with his pistol. Another was in full Russian combat gear and others just showed off in tight stripy vests. I didn’t find any of them attractive and would never consider sleeping with the enemy. I automatically swiped left to reject them, but there were so many I got curious and got into a message exchange. These guys are just the same as anyone else on Tinder — they want love or companionship. So it’s kind of hard to imagine that they could be coming here to attack us.
Video Game Addiction Now An Official Illness: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution says the World Health Organization has announced that they are now going to recognize video game addiction as an official illness. Someone is addicted to video games if they 'have a lack of control over the impulse to play video games, a tendency to prioritize it at the expense of other interests or obligations and continued or escalated involvement despite experiencing negative consequences'.
The WHO says three percent of people are addicted to video games.
The NY Post says the Orlando Police now believe that Bob Saget died after hitting his head on the marble floor in his hotel bathroom. Further tests have revealed that he suffered skull fractures that were consistent with falling on tile or being struck with a baseball bat. Investigators believe Saget lost consciousness in the bathroom, fell backwards, and hit his head on the floor. He then stumbled into bed and died
BuzzFeed News says Tom Holland recently flew from New York to Rome to surprise his girlfriend, Zendaya. He took her on a date to an Italian restaurant. She had no idea he was flying in.
Colin Farrell tells Collider magazine that he went to Starbucks dressed as his Batman character, Oswald Cobblepot aka The Penguin.“The first day we tried the whole thing out, we took it for a drive, a spin metaphorically speaking. We did it in Burbank. It took about six or eight hours. It was a team of ten or fifteen people. And it was really fun. I went into Starbucks and ordered myself a very un-Oswald drink, an oat milk late with two stevia sweeteners. I got a couple of stares but only because it’s such an imposing look.''
The Globe claims Ben Affleck allegedly dislikes how close Jennifer Lopez has become with her "Marry Me" co-star Maluma. A source tells the magazine, ''J.Lo was with Maluma a lot and they’ve got a real connection, which gets under Ben’s skin. Maluma and Lopez are “very touchy-feely, have all these inside jokes and J.Lo goes on about him like he’s some type of artistic genius who’s got it all and how lucky his girlfriend is. As much as Ben hates seeing a young guy like Maluma flirting with his woman, it’s also sparked his competitive side. There’s no way he’s going to let this punk win.”
Closer Weekly Magazine says Halle Berry's boyfriend, Van Hunt, has been ring shopping. Sources tell the magazine, “I’ve heard an engagement is imminent. Van has been ring shopping and is planning to ask for Halle’s hand in marriage any day. At one point, I know Halle swore off marriage, but Van has made her believe in love again, and she has done a U-turn. Halle says that Van is different than any other man she has been with. Their relationship is organic, he embraces her career, treats her like royalty and they bring out the best in each other. She feels secure and safe with Van and calls him ‘her rock.’”
The Daily Mail says Jeopardy champion Amy Schneider has gotten engaged to her partner, Genevieve Davis. She tweeted; ''I have an announcement: Genevieve is no longer my girlfriend… she's my fiancée!!! I couldn't be happier or more proud to spend my life with the very best person in the entire world. She said yes! Well, actually I said yes, but then I wanted to propose too, so she said yes as well lol. I'm so glad to be sharing my life with her. It's great to be able to introduce her to people as "Genevieve, my fiancée."'
Muse Magazine says Coors Light is celebrating the release of the Foo Fighters' new horror film, ''Studio 666'', with a limited edition beer called Coors Almighty Light. The company hired an ordained minister to bless the water that is used in the beer. The film opens today
Celebrity Real Estate says Jerry Seinfeld has sold his 26 acre Telluride, Colorado estate for $14 million. He bought the home in 2007 for $7.5 million. The lodge has 11 bedrooms, 11 bathrooms, vaulted ceilings, stone fireplaces, a library, a game room, a gym and a yoga room
Ellen Pompeo was recently interviewing Martha Stewart on her podcast when she admitted that she has only watched a handful of ''Grey's Anatomy'' episodes. “I haven’t really seen most of them, I’ve watched only a handful. The few times I’ve directed, I went back and watched some old episodes. My intention is, always to keep the spirit of the early days. That’s really the hard work, is to try to keep that sort of DNA, which is hard but gives us a goal at least to strive for.”
Stereogum says Weird Al Yankovic is launching his own pinball machine called Weird Al's Museum of Natural Hilarity. The machine will play 17 of Weird Al's greatest hits including “White & Nerdy,” “Like A Surgeon,” and “Word Crimes”. The machine will also feature mini props from his movie ''UHF''
Owning A Pet Boosts Brain Power
A new study by the University of Florida reveals that owning a pet can boost your brainpower and improve your memory.
Researcher Dr. Tiffany Bradley says, ''Owning household pets for five years or more produced the most benefit, delaying cognitive decline by 1.2 points over the six-year period of the study compared with the rate of decline in people without pets. These findings provide early evidence to suggest that long-term pet ownership could be protective against cognitive decline.''
Not Eating Weekend Meat Decreases Cancer Risk
A new study by Oxford University reveals that not eating meat on the weekend decreases your odds of getting cancer by 10%. Researchers found that people, who ate meat five times during the week, but not on the weekends were 9% less likely to get bowel cancer.
TOP 10 FINANCIAL REGRETS PEOPLE HAVE … According to a new survey by True Accord
Not starting a retirement plan while I’m young 51%
Not paying attention to my credit score 43%
Buying cheap goods 41%
Defaulting on payments and ending up in debt collection 41%
Overspending on credit cards that I can’t afford to repay 38%
Buying a car without knowing what’s involved 37%
Letting student debt accumulate 36%
Getting locked into fixed interest rates 29%
Not investing money while I’m young 26%
Not buying a home/property while I’m young 25%
MOST POPULAR PIZZA BY STATE … According to a new survey by Slice
Nebraska (we thought we knew our neighbors better)
The phrase Opposites Attract definitely applies to my fiance and I. We were recently finishing up some pre-marital counseling when he told our therapist that I needed to get permission from him before posting anything on Facebook or Instagram. He said we should have no surprises. I'm active on social media while he is not. I don't think I should have to get his permission before I post anything. The therapist says we need to work together and sort of sided with him. Where do you stand on this? My twin sister says this is a huge red flag and signals control issues. She is asking me to reconsider getting married.