- Parade Magazine says tonight's Billboard Music Awards will take place at Los Angeles' Dolby Theater. There will not be a live audience because of the coronavirus. Kelly Clarkson is hosting the show for the third consecutive year.
- The NY Post says Eli Lilly is placing their coronavirus vaccine trial on hold due to a potential safety concern. Johnson & Johnson placed their trial on hold earlier this week.
- Business Insider says Delta will stop blocking middle seats on flights during the first half of 2021. Alaska Airlines and Southwest Airlines are blocking middle seats until November 30th.
- Adweek says Delta Airlines has lost nearly $11 billion since the pandemic began.
- NBC says Social Security benefits will increase by 1.3% in 2021. The average retiree will receive a $20 increase per month starting in 2021
- Totally the Bomb says Starbucks is celebrating Halloween with a Candy Corn Frappuccino. It's made with a pumpkin creme Frappuccino base, pumpkin sauce, caramel drizzle and whipped cream.
- Collider magazine says ''Coming to America 2'' is going to premiere on Amazon Prime on December 18th. Amazon bought the film for $125 million.
- The Daily Mail says Volvo has patented a sliding steering wheel that moves across the dashboard and can be placed on the left side, in the middle or the right of the car.
Apple Launches The iPhone 12: CNBC says Apple's new iPhone 12 line will include the iPhone 12 ($799), the iPhone 12 mini ($699), the iPhone 12 Pro ($999) and the iPhone 12 Pro Max ($1,099). The phones are on the 5G network.
The Pro Models will come in four colors... silver, grey, gold and blue.
Pre-orders for the Pro Models will start on Friday, November 6th. The phones will ship on November 13th.
The Pro phones have an additional telephoto lens and scanner for faster auto-focus and 3D scans.
The iPhone Pro Max has a 6.7 inch display while the iPhone 12 Pro has a 6.1 inch display.
The iPhone 12 comes with a 12 megapixel camera
The new iPhones won't come with a charger or headphone
AMC Movie Theatres Running Out Of Money: Business Insider says AMC movie theaters may run out of cash by the end of 2020 because of the coronavirus and a lack of new releases.
They released a statement saying, "Given the reduced movie slate for the fourth quarter, in the absence of significant increases in attendance from current levels or incremental sources of liquidity, at the existing cash burn rate, the Company anticipates that existing cash resources would be largely depleted by the end of 2020 or early 2021."
Murder Hornet On The Loose:The Daily Mail says a Murder Hornet is on the loose in Washington state. A team of scientists caught the hornet before attaching a tracking device to it with dental floss. The hornet escaped. Scientists have lost the signal and are worried the Hornet may attack the state's honey bee population.
We Got This Covered saysHenry Cavill is allegedly in talks with HBO about doing a Man of Steel series.The series would be a follow-up to the original Man of Steel movie. Henry has signed on for cameos in several upcoming DC movies
Hollywoodlife.com says Machine Gun Kelly wants to marry Megan Fox.Sources tells the website; “MGK’s friends have never seen him like this before, he’s so in love with Megan and pretty much spends all his time with her. He says he wants to marry her and he wants her to have his baby, he talks about that very openly. Being with her has definitely tamed him, he’s laser focused on her and doing whatever he can to make her happy. It’s very sweet to see him so in love. When it comes to MGK and Megan, he is in love. It is serious and they can’t get enough of each other. Colson is in her life and she is fully in his life. They have met family, including the kids, and it is a complete relationship, they only have eyes for each other and as of right now, it will lead to many more serious things. They are completely smitten with each other.”
Black Friday Survey
A new survey by Piplsay reveals that 37% of people are planning to reduce their Black Friday budget this year. Other findings:
- 52% of people say they are excited to shop the day after Thanksgiving
- 49% of people plan to do their Black Friday shopping online this year
- 28% of people are keeping their Black Friday traditions this year despite the coronavirus