- CBS says eight million holiday packages are expected to be delayed in the coming weeks because of the coronavirus vaccine distribution.
- The Standard newspaper says some companies are offering celebrities as much as $30,000 to entertain staffers during Zoom Christmas parties. The paper says James Corden has a high demand
- The NY Post says David Prowse, who played Darth Vader in the original Star Wars movies, died from the coronavirus.
- We Got This Covered says Disney is developing another Alien movie that will be about a young Ripley. Sigourney Weaver played Ripley in the original film.
- Delish magazine says Oreo is selling an Oreo cookie-scented candle on their merchandise website. The candle costs $12.99
- NBC says the McDonald's McRib sandwich will return tomorrow. The sandwich is making its first nationwide comeback since 2012. Last year, McDonald's sold the sandwich at 10,000 of its 14,000 U.S. restaurants.
Holiday Shoppers Find Grenades: WTVQ says holiday shoppers at a Goodwill store, in Berea, Kentucky, recently received the shock of their lives when military grenades were dropped off. The ATF and Army quickly arrived and took possession of the grenades. They were non-explosive training devices. No one was injured
Quarantine Barbie: ABC says social media influencer Tanya Ruiz is going viral because of her Quarantine Barbies. She has a do-it-yourself home salon Barbie, a Zoom Ken doll, quarreling couple dolls and a Junk Food Barbie that is shown in dirty pajamas with pizza slices, Ranch dressing, cola, candy, ice cream and empty pizza boxes. Mattel will not allow Tanya to sell her Barbies.
She says, ''So many people have written, 'Finally a Barbie that I can relate to.' People love to be able to be represented and they love that my Barbies are realistic; doing gardening or realistic things that they can relate to [like] new hobbies or things like that. The fact that I was able to make millions of people all over the world smile, it blows my mind, but I think what a great honor that during a real hard year I came up with something that made people smile.''
Meghan Trainor tells HollywoodLife.com that she's already decided what to name her baby. "We kind of picked the name before. We were always like, ‘I don’t know, it could be this.’ We picked it before we knew the gender even. We have this one name that we love. That’s the only thing I’m keeping a secret because I’m terrible. I tell everything to everybody. We’re like, ‘Let’s have a goal and keep the name!'"
Gabby Barrett tells Entertainment Focus magazine that she and her husband have been spending time with their families throughout the pandemic. "We’ve really been taking this time to take advantage of the massive amount of time that we have, because performing is not exactly allowed at the moment. So we’ve been visiting family a lot. I have family in Pennsylvania, he has family in Texas, and so we’ve been going back and forth from there. I have been trying to bake and cook more."
Justin Bieber tells YouTube that the bullying he experienced when he was young stayed with him. "There were so many people that were just so mean. Random people saying like, ‘You [stink]! You look like a girl!’ I would shake it off like it didn’t bother me, but that stuff bothered me. And it affected how I acted and how I treated people."
We Got This Covered says a ''Billy Madison'' sequel is being developed. Adam Sandler would reprise his role as Billy. The sequel would pick up 25 years after Billy goes back to school.
George Clooney tells Empire magazine that he has no plans to return as Batman in the new Flash movie even though Michael Keaton and Ben Affleck are going to play the Caped Crusader in the film. Clooney played Batman in ''Batman and 'Robin''.
He says, '' It's funny – you'll notice they didn't call me! Somehow I didn't get that call. They did not ask for my nipples. Listen, there are certain things you never know. This one, I know.''
Deadline Hollywood says Game of Thrones star Peter Dinklage is going to star in a remake of "The Toxic Avenger." The 1984 movie is about a nerd, who becomes a mutant superhero after falling into toxic waste.
OK! magazine says Big Bang Theory star Johnny Galecki and his girlfriend, Alaina Meyer, have split up after two years together. He is 45 while she is 23. They have one child together and plan to co-parent. Galecki previously dated Kaley Cuoco
In touch Weekly Magazine says Kelly Clarkson has been granted primary custody of her children, River and Remington. Her divorce to Brandon Blackstock is continuing. Naughty Gossip says Brandon is seeking $436,000 a month in support. He wants $301,000 for spousal support and $135,000 for child support. He also wants Kelly to pay his $2 million legal bill
Fox News says Ryan Reynolds has responded to Queen Elizabeth launching her own gin brand. A half-liter bottle sells for $67. Reynolds owns a stake in Aviation American Gin. He tweeted; ''If she imposes a Gin Tax, I promise a revolution.''
Woman Has 'Revenge Body' After Losing 203 Pounds
The Daily Mail says Samantha Rowley, of Orange County, California, lost 203 pounds and spent $20,000 on plastic surgery after she dumped her boyfriend for cheating on her. Samantha had a tummy tuck and other surgeries to remove excess skin from her arms, thighs and other areas. She also got a gastric sleeve and a breast lift.
Sam says, ''I truly am the happiest I've ever been. I can't even put into words how grateful I am for these kinds of experiences and what this journey has provided and taught me.''