- The Hollywood Reporter says ABC's George Stephanopoulos will interview Alec Baldwin tonight in primetime. The interview will focus on Alec's accidental shooting of Halyna Hutchins on the set of their movie "Rust".
- KCAL says Trevor Noah is going to host the Grammy Awards on CBS on Monday, January 31st.
- Billboard magazine says Katy Perry raised over $100,000 on Giving Tuesday with her cover of The Beatles song ''All You Need Is Love''. It was available for download on the Internet. Proceeds are going to charity
- Hollywoodlife.com says Breaking Bad star Aaron Paul and his wife, Lauren, are expecting their second child. No word on a due date
- My London News says Heinz is celebrating the holidays in the UK by releasing a limited-edition mayonnaise flavor called Chocolate Orange Mayo. The mayo is infused with orange oil, chocolate cream and chocolate orange segments
Omicron Variant Found In California: ABC says the first case of the Omicron variant in the U.S. has been found in California. The infected person traveled to South Africa on November 22nd and then tested positive for covid-19 on November 29th. The person is fully vaccinated and is experiencing mild symptoms. They are self quarantining.
The NY Post says a Golden Girls convention is being developed. Golden-Con will take place in Chicago on April 22, 2022. The convention will last for three days
The weekend of activities will include:
Hell In a Handbag’s Production of Golden Girls: The Lost Episodes
“The Greatest Gift” vendor’s market
A gallery of “Instagrammable” photo-ops
Appearances by guest stars, producers and others directly connected with the show
“Grab that Dough” Trivia competitions
“Mother of a Solid Gold Dancer” Disco Party
Pop-Up Rusty Anchor Bar
“You’ve Got Style” costume parade of characters (starring–you–the participants…)
TMZ says the suburban Chicago mansion that was used in the original ''Home Alone'' movie is available for rent on Airbnb for one night only. The rental is for four guests and costs $25. The home is going to be decorated just like the McAllister's decorated it in the 90s. Chicago pizza and a candlelit dinner with Kraft macaroni and cheese will be served.
Mariah Carey is out with her list of Christmas do's and don'ts. She tells People magazine:
DON'T: Christmas decorations in October ("Only if you're under duress")
DO: Artificial Christmas trees: "Unfortunately we kind of have to deal with that now because we don't wanna kill all the trees in the land''
DON'T: "Ugly" Christmas sweaters
DO: Milk and cookies for Santa
DON'T? Homemade tinsel. "I don't know what that is’
Edie Falco tells The Guardian newspaper that ''The Sopranos'' once had to stop filming because James Gandolfini went into a food coma. ''We learned tricks so it looked like we were eating, but we weren’t. But Jim ate in every frigging take, and he ate between takes. There was one scene we were shooting, where he was eating a bowl of ice-cream, and in every take he ate and would then re-fill the bowl, and then at one point, I realised he’s not really listening to me – he had gone into a sugar coma! We had to stop and shoot the rest of the scene another day. He was like a five-year-old: ‘The ice-cream is good, I like it!’ I was like, ‘You gotta stop, you’re gonna get sick!’''
US Weekly Magazine says Tori Spelling has not divorced her husband, Dean McDermott, because she can't afford to. A source tells the magazine, “Tori hasn’t divorced Dean because she can’t afford to. Between the costs of childcare and being the higher income earner, Tori is stuck financially. A divorce would push her into bankruptcy. Tori wants to move on, but she wants to do it as inexpensively as possible.”
The National Enquirer claims Brad Pitt is allegedly burning out because of his divorce and heavy work schedule. A source tells the magazine, “Brad has been pushing himself so hard and he’s really not taking good care of himself these days. His clothes are hanging off him, he’s washed out and exhausted the whole time and looks like a ghost. He’s really stressed out and depressed. He really needs to take some downtime. If he doesn’t, he’s only going to do harm to himself and damage his career as a leading man!”
Ben Affleck tells the Wall Street Journal that he's lucky Jennifer Lopez reconciled with him and gave him a second chance. “I am very lucky in my life in that I have benefited from second chances, and I am aware that other people don’t even get first chances. I’ve had second chances in my career. I’ve had second chances as a human being. Life is difficult, and we are always failing and hopefully learning from those failures.”
Sandra Bullock tells Entertainment Tonight that Channing Tatum has asked her to star in ''Magic Mike 3.'' "He's doing a lot of asking for me to come on board with my skills in the stripping world, which they're world renowned. I don't know if I wanna do it and take the attention away. Channing needs that moment, and if I step on stage, you know what's gonna happen, it's like, all eyes are gonna be on this. It's all gonna be on mama."
The Sun says Mama June is dating a 34 year-old auto mechanic named Justin Stroud. He is eight years younger than her and from Alabama. No word on how they met
The NY Post says Britney Spears and her fiance are headed out of the country to celebrate her 40th birthday today. They boarded a private jet yesterday as Britney Instagrammed: “Oh the precious joy today !!! Me and my fiancé are so excited to be going away …. as you can see I’m not 800 pounds like the paps have me in pics … I’ve been working out and it’s real … whatever !!!! God thank you for being able to go out of the country !!!! I am blessed !!!!”
Woman Accidentally Places Son Up For Sale: Unilad says Lucy Battle, of Morley, England, accidentally placed her baby son up for sale. She was writing an ad for a sofa she wanted to sell on Facebook Marketplace when she accidentally posted a picture of her seven-month-old son, Oscar, instead of the couch. Her headline read: "NEED GONE TODAY". Lucy says, ''One of the messages was someone actually Inquiring about the sofa! But most of them were people making jokes about me giving away my son. I don’t want to give away my child.''
Holiday Gathering Survey
A new survey by One Poll reveals that 60% of people dread going to family gatherings during the holidays. Other findings:
- 63% of people have one family member, who always overindulges during the holidays
- 58% of people say their family drinks too much at holiday gatherings
- 33% of people have an uncle, who drinks too much and does something embarrassing at holiday gatherings
Most Popular Places To Hide Holiday Gifts... According to a new survey by Neighborly
bedroom closet (53%)
spare room (31.5%)
coat closet (26%)
under the bed (26%)
in the trunk of a car (25%)
in a spare drawer or cabinet (17%)
in the basement (16%)
in the garage (15%)
under a couch (14%)
at someone else's house (14%)
in the attic (13%)
in a desk (11%)
in a kid's room (10%)
in a shed (10%)
in the bathroom (9%)
in a storage unit (8.5%).
WORST HOLIDAY CANDY .... According to a new survey by candystore.com
10. Peppermint bark
9. Chocolate oranges
8. Ribbon candy
7. Non-peppermint candy canes
5. Old-fashioned hard candy mix
4. Lifesavers storybooks
3. Reindeer corn
2. Chocolate-covered cherry cordials
1. Christmas nougat
A new survey by the pet nutrition company Royal Canin reveals that 66% of people say their dog is their best friend. Other findings:
- 70% of people say their pet helps them relieve stress
- 29% of people wish they could bring their pets to the office with them
I am 17 years-old and have been stressed for days. My father let me borrow his car on Monday. I was rifling through the trunk looking for something when I found a bag that contained a red Santa hat and red lingerie. The lingerie would never fit my mother. I think my father is cheating and bought the holiday lingerie for his mistress. Should I tell my mother? Should I confront my father? What would you do if you were me?