- NBC says Boston's annual Santa Speedo Run has been canceled because of the coronavirus. Organizers say the event is going to be held virtually as people run in Speedos and smaller groups on Saturday.
- A new survey by Langer Research reveals that 50% of Americans plan to get the coronavirus vaccine as soon as it is available to the public
- Business Insider says Burger King restaurants in Singapore are selling ice cream sundaes stuffed with French fries. The chain started offering the new dessert after noticing diners were dunking fries in their soft serve.
- The NY Post says Larry King has been ordered to pay his estranged wife, Shawn, $33,000 a month in spousal support. Larry must also pay a one-time lump sum of $20,000.
Dark Horizons says Nicolas Cage is going to host a six-episode series on Netflix called "The History Of Swear Words". It will premiere on January 5th as Cage interviews historians, entertainers and experts about the history of profanity. Nick Offerman, Sarah Silverman and Nikki Glaser are among the comedians who are going to appear on the show
OK! magazine says Lori Loughlins daughter, Olivia Jade, has been offered a tell-all book deal. A source tells the magazine, &ldquoAfter the Facebook Watch show with Jada Pinkett Smith, the offers came flying in. Olivia has been offered several more interviews, reality shows and even a book opportunity. She is putting together her own team and plans to make her own decisions moving forward without the input of her mother. The response to her first interview has been overwhelming. She doesn&rsquot want to throw her mom under the bus, but she is focused on her own future and career. Now she can see light at the end of the tunnel and knows that separating herself from her family, at least professionally, is the right move. Her social media influencer status is still huge, and sponsors will be returning soon. She doesn&rsquot plan to return to college but rather focus on building her lifestyle and beauty brands. There is more to Olivia than just this scandal. A book will let her really go into detail and tell her entire life story.
OK! magazine says Elton John made do a tell-all interview about his friendship with Princess Diana. A source tells the magazine, &ldquoHe&rsquoll share some of the inspiring anecdotes and personal memories from their time together. While he&rsquos done this before to a lesser degree, this time he won&rsquot hold anything back. He wants everyone to know the real him. BuzzFeed News says Ellen DeGeneres's talk show is losing advertisers,
celebrity bookings and ratings because of her toxic workplace. A current employee tells the website, ''In a typical year, ‘12 Days of Giveaways’ is huge. We’ve basically claimed Christmas on daytime TV. When you think of Christmas on TV, you think of The Ellen Show. Everyone wants to be in the audience. Everyone wants the gifts. And so we line up all these crazy sponsors, and people love it. But this year, our ‘12 Days’ is more condensed. We don’t have as many sponsors. If we pick up sponsors by the new year, then we’re cooking, we’ll be fine, and we’ll sell kindness in a bottle. But if we fail that report card, who knows.”
A publicist says, “I wouldn’t set up anyone on her show right now to do anything that could possibly cause them more negative headlines. You have to tread so carefully with your clients and your clients’ reputations, so you don't want to put your client in any line of fire sympathizing with someone that any community or anyone would feel bad about. We’re not going to align anyone with Ellen.”
George Clooney tells the Daily Mirror that he was hospitalized after dropping 28 pounds for his new Netflix film "The Midnight Sky". &ldquoI think I was trying too hard to lose the weight quickly and probably wasn&rsquot taking care of myself. We were out on this glacier in Finland, which made it a lot harder work. But it certainly helped with the character. This is bigger than anything I&rsquove done before and it was like herding cats to get it done. But, you know, it was fun. I grew a big ugly beard and my son loved it because he&rsquod hide things in it which I wouldn&rsquot know about until I got to work and I&rsquod be like, &lsquoOh, there&rsquos a popsicle stuck in my beard. But my wife and daughter were really happy when it came off because it was very hard to find a face underneath all that mess.
Cheryl Burke tells the NY Post that she dislikes people who re-gift during the holidays. &ldquoI hate when you can tell someone gives you a hand-me-down or re-gift. I don&rsquot need anything extravagant, but it&rsquos nice when gifts are personal and you can tell they were thinking of you.&rdquo
John Cena tells Warner Media that he ate 31 empanadas while filming a scene for the upcoming Suicide Squad movie. &ldquoThere was a day where we shot on a roof top, where we&rsquore all eating. I had to eat an empanada, and I took it upon myself to try to eat the entire empanada in a seamless take thinking that it&rsquoll look great. But it was also a complicated shot for James (director). 31 empanadas later we got it right. I think 32 would have been the heave ho, but I was able to like penguin waddle out of there and just relax and unbutton, but people are going to see the movie and nobody&rsquos gonna care so please, remember the empanadas.
The NY Post says Tom Brady and Gisele Bundchen are selling their New York condo for $40 million. The couple bought the 12th floor unit in 2018 for $25 million. The condo has five bedrooms and a 1,900-foot terrace.
OK! magazine claims Courteney Cox is allegedly frustrating some of her co-stars with her behavior on the set of the new Scream film. A source tells the magazine, "Its no secret that Courteneys an utter perfectionist who insists on signing off on the smallest details. Cox is supposedly driving everyone batty with her critiques and she even corrects mistakes that the director misses between chiming in on scenes that dont even feature her. It really set her apart from the other Scream veterans who are coming back.
The Daily Mail claims Johnny Depp allegedly tried to get his estranged wife, Amber Heard, fired from Aquaman. The paper says he wrote a note to his sister that read, I want her replaced on the WB film. Johnnys sister is a producer and once had a deal with Warner Brothers.
Deadline Hollywood says the cast of "Elf" is doing a live table read on December 13th at 4 p.m. Eastern to support Georgia Democrats Raphael Warnock and John Ossoff. The politicians are involved in an upcoming Senate runoff in the state. The donation price to watch the live stream starts at $30. Will Ferrell, Zooey Deschanel, Bob Newhart, Edward Asner, Mary Steenburgen, Andy Richter, John Lithgow, Jon Favreau and Ed Helms are participating.
Forbes Magazine is out with their Most Powerful Women's list.
Rihanna was number #69
Beyonce was number #73
Taylor Swift was number #82
Hello magazine says Mariah Carey is petitioning to meet the Queen of England.She tweeted: ''Petitioning for an audience with the Queen re: All I Want For Christmas Is You''
Most Hated Christmas Songs of All Time … According to a new survey by Best Llife
1 "The Christmas Shoes," NewSong
2 "Wonderful Christmastime," Paul McCartney
3 "Do They Know It's Christmas?," Band Aid
4 "The Chipmunk Song (Christmas Don't Be Late)," Alvin and the Chipmunks
5 "Dominick the Donkey," Lou Monte
6 "I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus," The Jackson 5
7 "Please, Daddy (Don't Get Drunk This Christmas)," John Denver
8 "Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer," Elmo & Patsy
9 "Christmas Tree," Lady Gaga
10 "Santa Baby," Michael Bublé