- The NY Post says the FDA has approved the drug remdesivir for coronavirus treatment.
- ABC says starting on December 1st, Southwest Airlines will no longer block middle seats on flights. The airline stopped selling seats in an effort to socially distance and keep passengers safe from the coronavirus
- Fox News says Macy's has announced that Santa Claus won't be seeing children at its flagship store in New York City because of the coronavirus. Over 250,000 people see Santa at Macy's every year. The tradition started nearly 160 years ago. Santa won't be greeting guests at the Chicago Macy's either
- MovieWeb says director Tim Burton is planning to do a live action reboot of ''The Addams Family.'' MGM is financing the project. No word on what network will air the TV show.
- NBC says Michael Jordan's NASCAR team name is 23XI. His team's car number is going to be 23
- Nj.com says Einstein Bagel Bros has come out with a new menu item called The Party Bagel. It's filled with sweet cream cheese frosting and topped with cinnamon sugar. The Chocolate Birthday Cake Party Bagel is filled with chocolate buttercream and dipped in fudge icing and confetti sprinkles.
- Mashed magazine says Target stores are selling an exclusive Ben & Jerry's flavor called Minter Wonderland. The flavor first debuted in 2018. The chocolate mint ice cream contains marshmallows and chocolate cookie swirls. It is available for a limited time
- DW Home is selling a Thanksgiving Feast candle. Its description reads: ‘’Buttery mashed potatoes and salted gravy join delicious notes of sage stuffing, sweetened with a hint of cranberry sauce.’’ The candle costs $18
- The Action Network says Andre the Giant's jockstrap has gone on display at the Sports Immortals Museum in Florida.
New Coronavirus Mask Kills Germs On Contact:The Daily Mail says MIT scientists have developed a battery-powered coronavirus mask that heats up to 194 degrees and kills coronavirus germs on contact. The copper mesh mask is designed to be worn by medical professionals in areas where covid-19 exposure is high.
Gabby Barrett tells Xfinity that the first concert she ever attended was One Direction."They were, like, in mine and my sister’s early high school primetime. I think I was like 14. I was in either eighth or ninth grade. My sister and I loved One Direction, so they were my first. And my second one was actually Eric Church."
Beyonce and her daughter, Blue Ivy, have released a 60-minute workout video to promote Ivy's new collaboration with Adidas.
The Weeknd tells CR Men magazine that he was social distancing long before the pandemic began."I spend most of my days alone ... I don’t like to leave my house too much. It’s a gift and a curse, but it helps me give undivided attention to my work. I enjoy being a workaholic, I think, or I’m just addicted to it. Even when I’m not working, I’m always somehow still working. It distracts from the loneliness, I guess."
Jason Derulo tells The Guardian that he has no plans to stop making TikTok videos."I have over 30 million followers on TikTok. I’m getting 2-300,000 new followers a day. It’s crazy! I’ve never taken myself too seriously, and on TikTok you can just do anything – it’s opened up a whole new me. It’s the future, even if it gets banned."
E! News says an Elton John Barbie doll went on sale yesterday. The doll has bell bottom keans, electric boots and pink sunglasses. Elton says, "Barbie is an icon in her own right, so having her pay tribute to my work and personal style is a real honor. I hope that she inspires fans everywhere to fearlessly pursue their own dreams and limitless potential."
The new Barbie can be purchased at Walmart
OK! magazine claims Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani are allegedly feeling pressure to get engaged on ''The Voice.''A source tells the magazine, “The entire cast of Blake, Kelly Clarkson, John Legend and Gwen are all feeling extreme pressure to bring in the ratings this season. With the pandemic, it has been difficult building the same excitement around the show, which is why the personal life of every single person sitting in a red chair will now be highlighted even more than ever before — with Blake and Gwen feeling pressured to deliver a ‘surprise’ engagement proposal on the show. The absence of a live audience is a huge loss for the show and the performers who thrive on the energy from the crowd, which is why the show needs as many tricks and gimmicks to bring the excitement to the show. Nothing would be more exciting than Blake or maybe Gwen dropping down to one knee and popping the question in front of all of America. These two met and fell in love on the show, so this would be a full circle moment. Plus, it would ensure that Nick Jonas wouldn’t be invited back next season to replace Gwen!”
TMZ says Carole Baskin is threatening to sue Joe Exotic for selling a limited-edition line of underwear called Casket Baskin Briefs. They cost $29 and show a hand holding a red ice cream cone.
NME magazine says Sacha Baron Cohen promoted his new Amazon movie yesterday by floating a 40-foot inflatable Borat down the River Thames in London. The inflatable was naked except for a coronavirus mask around its privates.
OK! magazine claims Daniel Craig is allegedly unhappy with rumors Tom Hardy is going to replace him as James Bond.A source tells the magazine, ''Craig feels it’s premature for Hardy to be a shoo-in since No Time To Die isn’t even out yet. It’s tacky and underhanded for Tom’s people to be leaking this news like he’s got the job. There’s serious competition from other Brits. Daniel will change his mind about reprising the role. Hardy shouldn’t assume that Daniel is out of the picture.”
The National Enquirer says Katie Holmes may be headed for a cat fight with her boyfriend's former flame.A source tells the magazine that Emilio Vitolo Jr's ex, Rachel Emmons, may retaliate. “Rachel was blindsided by Emilio. She is now demanding answers. Katie is not making any apologies and better be prepared for some backlash. Rachel is not finished with Emilio or Katie by a long shot.”
TOP 5 WAYS HOLIDAYS WILL LOOK DIFFERENT THIS YEAR …. According to a new survey of 2,000 people by Minted
More online shopping 43%
Staying home 39%
Fewer holiday parties 35%
Sending care packages to family and friends 33%
Virtual holiday “parties” with family and friends 30%