- The NY Post says the FDA has approved a coronavirus pill from Merck. It is the first drug that Americans can take at home to treat the virus.
- TMZ says LeBron James has tested positive for the coronavirus and will now miss several games. He is vaccinated and asymptomatic
- Deadline Hollywood says 20th Century Fox is doing a ''White Men Can't Jump'' remake. The original basketball film starred Wesley Snipes and Woody Harrelson.
- Pop Culture magazine says Nicolas Cage is going to play Dracula in a new movie titled ''Renfield''. The movie is about Dracula's misunderstood assistant.
- The NY Post says this year's famed Art Basel art show in Miami is going to feature a Cheetos exhibition. Street artist Lefty Out There is creating a piece of art made out of Cheetos dust. It will be shown on a yacht.
Walmart Lists 'Cow' As Clothing Size: NBC says Walmart is under fire for allegedly listing ‘cow’ as a women’s clothing size. G’Nadine Grant, of Miami, went on Walmart's website looking for a plus-size ugly Christmas sweater. She typed in "plus-size ugly Christmas sweaters women" in the search bar. She claims the website listed the following sizes: 3x, 4x, 2xxl and "cow." Walmart is working to rectify the listing.
Holiday Shopping Recap ...
The National Retail Federation says 180 million people shopped over Thanksgiving weekend. That's down from 186 million the year before.
- 49% of shoppers took advantage of pre-holiday sales.
- 104.9 million shoppers visited stores over the Thanksgiving weekend. That's up from 92 million in 2020.
- 127 million people shopped online during the Thanksgiving weekend. That's down from 145 million the year before.
- 66.5 million people shopped in stores on Black Friday.
Couple Trying For Baby After NFL Teams Accept Their Tik Tok Challenge: Indy100 says Mason and Kaleigh Varney are going viral because of a challenge they made on Tik-Tok. Mason said he would get Kaleigh pregnant if an NFL team said hello to them.
Seven teams responded with ...
Jacksonville Jaguars: “Name the baby ‘Jaxson?’”
KC Chiefs: “We’re thinking Patrick if it’s a boy, Patricia if it’s a girl
Indy Colts: “’Colt’ would be a cute name”
Philadelphia Eagles: “Thoughts on naming the baby Philly?”
Chicago Bears: “The amount of times we’ve been tagged in the comments”
NY Jets: “Jets a really cute name”
Atlanta Falcons: “We understood the assignment.”
Baltimore Ravens: ‘’We just named a dog Tucker... a cute baby name too.”
ABC says Cleveland's Great Lakes Brewing Company is holding a Die-Hard themed holiday dinner on December 14th. The brewery will serve a five-course menu inspired by the film. The dinner costs $85.
The menu reads ...
Welcome Beer: Christmas Ale
Course One: Nakatomi Tower Sticky rice, salmon, pickled vegetables, sesame ginger sauce Paired with Crushworthy Lo-Cal Citrus Wheat
Course Two: The German Twins Dortmunder Gold-infused currywurst, knockwurst, sauerkraut Paired with Dortmunder Gold Lager
Course Three: The Detonators "Yippie Ki-Yay Mother Clucker" spicy chicken spring rolls Paired with TropiCoastal Tropical IPA
Course Four: Cowboy and Hans Smoked pork loin, crispy pork schnitzel, bitter greens, spicy slaw Paired with Wet Hopped IPA
Course Five: Happy Trails Yellow sponge cake, cinnamon cream, cranberry purée Paired with Barrel Aged Christmas Ale
Entertainment Tonight says Jennifer Aniston is going to star in a live re-enactment of the 1980s sitcom ''The Facts of Life''. She will play Blair while Gabrielle Union will play Tootie. The re-enactment is going to air on December 7th on ABC. Jimmy Kimmel is producing and says, “I cannot imagine a better group… and I can’t wait to do their hair”
People magazine says Paris Hilton and Carter Reum are currently honeymooning on Moskito Island in the British Virgin Islands. They are staying at a private estate that has pools and fire pits. The paparazzi cannot reach the couple.
The Globe claims Russell Crowe is allegedly considering liposuction because of his ballooning weight. A source tells the magazine, “He’s showing off his ripped biceps, but the big belly has been hanging on like an unwanted friend and no amount of exercise or weight training will get rid of it. Russell’s still more chunk than hunk and that’s got to be a turnoff for his girlfriend, Britney since she’s so fit. He’s got up and down in weight, so his only permanent solution is liposuction. It’s going to take some CGI magic to erase that gut.”
Life & Style Weekly Magazine says Ellen DeGeneres's new skincare line, Kind Science, is receiving a lukewarm reception. A source tells the magazine, “Honestly, it sounded like a joke at first. And a tone-deaf one at that. The reaction to her beauty brand hasn’t been, well, kind. People are calling it a quick cash grab by someone who’s worth $370 million and doesn’t need any more money in their bank account.”
Law & Crime says the second day of Jussie Smollett's disorderly conduct trial took place yesterday in Chicago. The website says he was caught on video staging a dry run of his fake hate crime. Jussie instructed Abimbola Osundairo and Olabinjo Osundairo to place a rope around his neck to make the crime look more believable.
Sandra Bullock tells Red Table Talk that she feels no need to marry her boyfriend, Bryan Randall. “I am someone who went through the divorce process. I found the love of my life. We share two beautiful children, three children — his older daughter. Best thing ever. So, I don’t want to say do it like I do it but I don’t need a paper to be a devoted partner, a devoted mother. I don’t need to be told to be ever-present in the hardest of times. I don’t need to be told to whether a storm with a good man.”
Danny DeVito tells Forbes Magazine that he is open to playing the Penguin in another Tim Burton Batman movie. ''I feel like it’s not out of the question that The Penguin will return someday, but this is all up to Tim, whether or not Tim wants to do this. I would say that could be in the cards because we ain’t dead yet (laughs). We could do a continuation of what we had in the past because that was truly a brilliant movie. They afforded me that opportunity and I feel very grateful and would I like to revisit it? Why not! It was a really great moment in time for me.''
Worst Holiday Movies... According to a new study by 24/7WallSt... Based on IMDb scores and Rotten Tomatoes scores
1. Kirk Cameron’s Saving Christmas (2014)
> IMDb user rating: 1.4/10 (15,548 votes)
> Rotten Tomatoes audience score: 30% (22,154 votes)
> Rotten Tomatoes Tomatometer score: 0% (19 reviews)
2. Santa Claus Conquers the Martians (1964)
> IMDb user rating: 2.7/10 (11,426 votes)
> Rotten Tomatoes audience score: 27% (6,028 votes)
> Rotten Tomatoes Tomatometer score: 22% (23 reviews)
3. Look Who’s Talking Now (1993)
> IMDb user rating: 4.4/10 (28,647 votes)
> Rotten Tomatoes audience score: 29% (185,890 votes)
> Rotten Tomatoes Tomatometer score: 0% (25 reviews)
4. Deck the Halls (2006)
> IMDb user rating: 5.0/10 (24,202 votes)
> Rotten Tomatoes audience score: 30% (55,755 votes)
> Rotten Tomatoes Tomatometer score: 6% (85 reviews)
5. A Merry Friggin’ Christmas (2014)
> IMDb user rating: 5.1/10 (6,266 votes)
> Rotten Tomatoes audience score: 21% (2,748 votes)
> Rotten Tomatoes Tomatometer score: 14% (21 reviews)
6. Surviving Christmas (2004)
> IMDb user rating: 5.4/10 (23,716 votes)
> Rotten Tomatoes audience score: 29% (28,515 votes)
> Rotten Tomatoes Tomatometer score: 7% (115 reviews)
7. Silent Night, Deadly Night Part 2 (1987)
> IMDb user rating: 3.8/10 (6,790 votes)
> Rotten Tomatoes audience score: 28% (6,713 votes)
> Rotten Tomatoes Tomatometer score: 29% (7 reviews)
8. Black Christmas (2006)
> IMDb user rating: 4.6/10 (26,122 votes)
> Rotten Tomatoes audience score: 38% (137,956 votes)
> Rotten Tomatoes Tomatometer score: 15% (65 reviews)
9. Christmas with the Kranks (2004)
> IMDb user rating: 5.4/10 (45,624 votes)
> Rotten Tomatoes audience score: 38% (95,822 votes)
> Rotten Tomatoes Tomatometer score: 5% (134 reviews)
10. Home Alone 3 (1997)
> IMDb user rating: 4.5/10 (110,516 votes)
> Rotten Tomatoes audience score: 27% (448,984 votes)
> Rotten Tomatoes Tomatometer score: 29% (24 reviews)
Holiday Office Party Survey
A new survey by One Poll reveals that 14% of employers are banning mistletoe kisses at their office holiday parties this year because of the coronavirus. Other findings:
- 8% of employers are banning dancing at their holiday office party this year because of the coronavirus.
- 15% of workers say they were ready to kiss under a mistletoe at this year's holiday office party.
- 50% of office workers say unvaccinated co-workers should be banned from holiday office parties
TOP 10 MOST UNIVERSALLY ACCEPTED HOLIDAY GIFTS … According to a new survey by BJ's Warehouse Club
Chocolate - 58%
Holiday gift baskets - 50%
Gift cards - 49%
Clothing accessories (hats, mittens, slippers, etc.) - 48%
Socks - 42%
Seasonal popcorn - 41%
Pajamas - 40%
Self-care items - 39%
Cash - 37%
Food - 35%
The girls and I at work got into a great discussion yesterday about men and holiday gifts. Half of the women say, the more original a gift, the more a man loves you because of the effort he put in to finding it. When it comes to gift-giving, they say effort equates to how much a man loves you? They believe a man that doesn't put in any effort is taking a woman for granted. The other women in the office don't agree with that and say some men are just poor gift-givers. Do you agree with this?