- Fox Business News says the average price for a new car is now $46,259. That's up 11.5% from last year and an all-time high. Monthly finance payments have also hit an all-time high of $716 per month.
- Rolling Stone magazine says California is expected to vote today to ban the sale of new, gasoline powered cars by 2035. Governor Gavin Newsom says, “The climate crisis is solvable if we focus on the big, bold steps necessary to stem the tide of carbon pollution”
- TMZ says a Los Angeles County jury awarded $16 million to Kobe Bryant's widow, Vanessa, yesterday. She sued the LA County Sheriff's Office because deputies shared Kobe's death scene photos on their smartphones and at parties.
- Cinemablend says the release of ''Aquaman 2'' has been pushed back from March 17th, 2023 to December 25th, 2023 because of scheduling issues at Warner Brothers
- Giant Freakin Robot says Ryan Reynolds is insisting Hugh Jackman appear in ''Deadpool 3''. No word on if he is going to play his Wolverine character or a new one.
- Endgadget says a movie, based on the rise and fall of the Blackberry phone, is being filmed. TCL stopped manufacturing the phones in 2019. The film will tell the story of the company's co-CEO's.
- Halloweencostumes.com is selling a 25 foot Stay Puft Marshmallow Man for Halloween. The original Stay Puft Marshmallow Man was seen in the Ghostbusters movie. The new inflatable costs $500
TikTok As Addictive As Drugs: The NY Post says a new study by Bernstein Research reveals that TikTok is as addictive as hardcore drugs. Researchers found that the social media platform delivers a "sensory rush" and an endorphin hit with every swipe. Analysts warn that apps like TikTok are lowering attention spans to a rate that could be detrimental to the financial future of the Internet. Amazon is currently testing a TikTok-style feed.
TMZ says Sylvester Stallone and Jennifer Flavin decided to split after having an argument over whether or not Sly could get a new Rottweiler. He wanted one to protect the family. Jennifer did not. The two had a heated argument before ending their 25-year marriage. Sly was in Oklahoma filming his new show when he found out Jennifer was divorcing him.
Jennifer released a statement saying, "I'm sad to announce that after 25 years of marriage I have filed for divorce from my husband Sylvester Stallone. While we will no longer be married, I will always cherish the more than 30-year relationship that we shared, and I know we are both committed to our beautiful daughters. I ask for privacy for our family as we amicably move forward,"
A source tells the NY Post, “It’s so ridiculous, I have no idea why Jennifer’s lawyers put this in the divorce petition, it’s just a pure lie. Sly hasn’t sold as much as a T-shirt!”
A second source says, “Sylvester’s intent was to work things out with Jennifer. Now I don’t know [what will happen] because she decided to go public with everything.”
Sly broke up with Jennifer in 1994 by sending her a FedEx letter. They reconciled in 1997
Sly tells TMZ, , "We did not end the relationship on such a trivial argument. We just went in different directions. I have the highest respect for Jennifer. I will always love her. She's an amazing woman. She's the nicest human being I've ever met."
TMZ says Nick Cannon is expecting his 10th baby. His ex-girlfriend, and the mother of two of his children, Brittany Bell, is carrying his baby. She is in her third trimester and recently did a maternity shoot with Nick. He is hinting he may be having a son. Nick's current girlfriend, Abby De La Rose, is expecting his ninth child in October.
The Irish Mirror newspaper says Kim Kardashian is ready to date again. Sources tell the newspaper, "She asks who she should date next. All of her friends are constantly trying to set her up". It's thought Kim has a clear idea of the type of person she wants to grow old with. Kim's expressed she's ready to date someone older but it has to be the right person who understands her life. She isn't compromising her freedom right now."
The Daily Mail says details about Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez's second wedding are starting to leak. A source tells the newspaper that he gave an emotional speech after they tied the knot. ''Ben made an impassioned speech professing his love for Jennifer and her kids and said the children are the blessing and gift that happened because they didn’t get married before and that is proof that everything happens for a reason.''
The NY Post says Jennifer wore $2 million worth of jewelry to her wedding. She also had $200,000 worth of pearls on when she exchanged vows. One of her wedding gowns was made from 1,000 fluttering handkerchiefs.
Tom Brady tells Fox Business News that he wants Rob Gronkowski to model his new underwear line. "If Gronk wants to model our underwear, I’m all for it. He has never been shy about showing off his physique."
Gronk says, "I'm gonna take pictures in my clothes, in my Brady clothes and send it to him. Maybe he can hire me. That'd be great."
The NY Post says Demi Lovato recently took a shot at her ex-boyfriend, Wilmer Valderrama, for flirting with her when she was just 17. She tells the Call Her Daddy podcast, “If you’re a young girl and you think that it’s sexy or fun to date older men, it’s not OK unless you’re of age. I think sometimes the public needs the truth, and that’s why I decided to release … [this] single, “29”.
The Irish Mirror newspaper says Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have adopted a seven-year-old beagle for their children, Archie and Lilibet. The dog is named Mamma Mia and was previously used as a breeder at an animal research testing facility.
New Idea magazine claims George Clooney's wife, Amal, may trade her law license for a new career in fashion design. A source tells the magazine, ''Amal adores fashion, and there’s only so long you can ignore being asked to collaborate with Europe’s biggest design houses. Honestly, he’d probably enjoy her stepping back from law. He’s also obsessed with her chic sense of style and has bragged to his pals that she has an impeccable eye. I think he’d be proud.”
THINGS WE FOUND
Teens Need 8 Hours Of Sleep A Night To Be Healthy
A new study by the Spanish National Center for Cardiovascular Research reveals that night owl teens are more likely to become obese than teenagers, who get a good night's sleep. Researcher Jesus Gomez says he and his team studied scores of teenagers and found that young adults, who get less than eight hours of sleep a night are likely to be overweight or obese. They also have high blood pressure and high glucose levels. “Our study shows that most teenagers do not get enough sleep and this is connected with excess weight and characteristics that promote weight gain, potentially setting them up for future problems. We are currently investigating whether poor sleep habits are related to excessive screen time, which could explain why older adolescents get even less sleep than younger ones.”
Top 10 Most Overused Words In The Workplace And On Resumes... According to a new survey by Preply
My business partner and I are in the planning stages of opening a restaurant. It will be upscale casual. He and I disagree on several things including a child surcharge. I think we should add a surcharge to people's bills if they dine in our restaurant with their children. Most children are loud and out of control at restaurants. I hope the surcharge discourages parents from bringing their noisy kids into our restaurant and disturbing others. My business partner is against the idea and says it will give us a bad rap. What do you think about a child surcharge? Do you side with me or my partner?