- The Sun says Nick Cannon's five month-old son, Zen, has died from a brain tumor. He was suffering from a form of brain cancer.
- People magazine says Miller Lite is selling a drinkable Christmas ornament. The Beernament can hold 8 oz of beer or any other liquid. The ornament is white and features the Miller Lite logo
- The Louisiana Record says Kathleen Wilson, of Louisiana, is suing Heineken because their non-alcoholic beer is .03% alcohol. She is suing because the company advertises an alcohol-free product, which is a misrepresentation. Wilson is seeking monetary damages, punitive damages and relief.
- WTSP says Sports Illustrated has named Tom Brady their 'Sportsperson of the Year'
Xmas Tree Made From Vaccine Vials: WKRC says staffers at a coronavirus vaccination center, in Bucharest, Romania, recently built a nine-foot Christmas tree out of empty vaccine vials. They used 19,000 empty glass vials and colored LED lights to create the tree. It is topped with a red Santa hat. The staffers started assembling the tree in early November. The lower level of the tree is made with Moderna vials while the top is made with Johnson & Johnson ones.
Most Mispronounced Words Of 2021 … According to a new study by the US Captioning Company
Cheugy (CHOO-gee): A trendy term popularized by Gen Z and used to mock an outdated and unfashionable aesthetic typically associated with millennials, such as "Live, Laugh, Love" signs.
Dalgona (tal-goh-NAH): A Korean treat made with melted sugar and baking soda, popularized in Netflix's Squid Game. Touma notes that some speakers seem to produce a "K" instead of the "G" in the middle syllable.
Dogecoin (DOHJ-coin): A divisive cryptocurrency that began somewhat ironically before being popularized by Elon Musk, causing its value to dramatically increase.
Eilish (EYE-lish): The singer Billie Eilish.
Ethereum (ih-THEE-ree-um): Another cryptocurrency that skyrocketed in value this year amid the decentralized-currency boom.
Kelce (KELs): The Philadelphia Eagles center Jason Kelce revealed on radio this year that his teammates and the media had been mispronouncing his name for years.
Omicron (AH-muh-kraan/OH-mee-kraan): The newly named COVID variant. The New York Times separately weighed in on this one: "In the United States, it is often pronounced 'AH-muh-kraan,' Merriam-Webster says. Less common are 'OH-mee-kraan,' as Prime Minister Boris Johnson of Britain pronounced it, or 'OH-my-kraan.'"
Shein (SHEE-in): The Chinese fast fashion company at the center of the "Shein haul" trend, in which participants record themselves trying on numerous different outfits from the company.
Stefanos Tsitsipas (STEH-fuh-nohs TSEE-tsee-pas): Currently ranked as the world's No. 4 tennis player, the Greek athlete rose to international prominence when he lost to Novak Djokovic in the final of the French Open in June.
Yassify (YEAH-sih-fai): A popular trend in which multiple beauty filters are applied to well-known pictures or portraits for comic effect.
Survey: ''What word can you not pronounce? Why can't you pronounce it? What are you thinking when you say it? Have listeners try and pronounce the word."
The Sun newspaper, citing Us Weekly Magazine, claims Kim Kardashian and Pete Davidson are allegedly talking about having children together. A source tells the magazine, A source tells the news outlets, ''Kim's blown away by how strongly she feels for Pete. Kim never thought she'd date anyone like Pete. Her type is usually so different. When Kim met Pete, something inside of her told her she'd want to spend the rest of her life with him. Pete feels the same. They're talking about kids already. Kim thinks he'd be the best dad. She's smitten! Kanye doesn't believe the romance is as serious as it is. He's in denial. But Kim and Pete are saying they've met their soulmates."
WCBD says Chevy Chase recently served customers at a Raising Cane's restaurant in Charleston, South Carolina. Chevy was in town for a special screening of ''National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation''. He went to the restaurant and then put on a Santa hat and began taking orders at the cash register. Chevy then moved to the drive-thru where he made jokes with customers and delivered orders.
The Daily Mail says John Goodman has lost 200 pounds. He previously told ABC, ''In the old days, I would take three months out, lose 60 or 70 pounds, and then reward myself with a six-pack or whatever and just go back to my old habits. This time I wanted to do it slowly. Move, exercise. I'm getting to the age where I can't afford to sit still anymore.''
TMZ says Tristan Thompson has requested an emergency gag order in his paternity case with Maralee Nichols. He believes she has violated their confidentiality agreement by doing interviews, leaking personal information and allegedly spreading lies about their relationship. Tristan fathered a child with Maralee while dating Khloe Kardashian
Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers tells the Pat McAfee Show that he doesn't think he could have played in the NFL and hosted Jeopardy at the same time. “I don’t think Jeopardy! would have worked based on scheduling, the way they want to schedule the show. I, obviously, still wanting to play and — you never know what happens in this life. Things can come back around, things might never come back around, I might go back on Celebrity Jeopardy! one day. You never, never know.”
Giant Freakin Robot says Ryan Gosling is in talks to join the DC Universe. He once turned down a chance to play The Joker. DC may ask him to play a character in the next Suicide Squad movie.
Ryan Reynolds tells The Times newspaper that one particular movie makes him cry.“I cry at films. If you want to see me rocking back and forth sobbing, put me in front of the film Field of Dreams. The father/son stuff gets me every time.”
OK! Magazine claims there is allegedly tension between Blake Shelton and Adam Levine. A source close to Blake says, “There was a lot of talk between them about keeping in touch and hanging after Adam left the show (The Voice), but lingering tensions have kept either from reaching out. Adam saw Blake getting wrapped up in Gwen's world and felt like the odd man out. They seem to have looked at their friendship as a chapter in their lives, and now it's closed. They found out theirs was more of a working friendship than a really personal one."
Most Popular Names People Have Given Their Cars In 2021... According to a new survey by the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency
Betsy Pablo Max Ruby Doris Batmobile Betty Boop Homer Kermit Mickey Olaf Snow White
Survey: ''Ask your audience to call with the funny name they have for their car. How did the car earn the nickname?"
A new survey by the University of Melbourne reveals that women do 21 more hours of unpaid work a week than men do. Housework accounts for most of the unpaid work followed by caring for children. Other findings:
- 38% of women say they are 'time-stressed' during the week.
- 54% of women say they do all of the housework in their home
- only 6% of women say their male partner does more housework than them
The Top 20 Tipping Cities ... According to a new survey by Popmenu. The number following the city is how much the average person tips in that city
Seattle – 38%
Austin – 38%
Nashville – 38%
Detroit – 34%
Denver – 33%
Washington, DC – 32%
Omaha – 30%
Dallas – 30%
Pittsburgh – 29%
Columbus – 27%
Fort Worth – 27%
Raleigh – 27%
Chicago – 27%
Las Vegas – 25%
New York – 25%
Atlanta – 24%
Tampa – 24%
El Paso – 23%
San Francisco – 23%
Los Angeles – 23%
Most Sinful Cities .. According to a new survey by Wallethub based on 37 key indicators
Las Vegas, NV
St. Louis, MO
Los Angeles, CA
North Las Vegas, NV
Little Rock, AR
Baton Rouge, LA
New York, NY
New Orleans, LA
Kansas City, MO
San Diego, CA
Fort Lauderdale, FL
Rapid City, SD
San Antonio, TX
Fort Smith, AR
My immediate family is upset with me because I tossed my children's Christmas wish list in the garbage. I am a single mom with three kids under the age of 11. My family is mad because I am going to buy the kids holiday gifts from the dollar store. They've given me hundreds of dollars worth of gifts they want. Last year, I bought gifts like this. They played with them for a week and then cast them aside. I refuse to waste money. My family says I'm being cheap and acting like a Grinch. I think my gift strategy is brilliant. What do you think? Why waste money!