- Business Insider says the FDA has approved Pfizer's coronavirus booster shot for 16 and 17 year-olds
- Newser says 200 million Americans, or 60% of the U.S., is now fully vaccinated
- Newsweek magazine says 75 animals at the Phoenix Zoo recently got their covid shots. Some of the larger and more dangerous animals received their shots through darts.
- The Daily Mail says Tinder has added a new feature called Music Mode. It automatically plays a member's favorite song on their profile.
- Time Magazine has named Simone Biles as their Athlete of the Year.
- WDIV says President Biden is going to appear on ''The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon'' tonight. It will be a virtual appearance and his first one in late night
City Classifies Speeders As NAUGHTY: CBS says the city of Plymouth, New Hampshire is using electronic radar signs to get people to slow down. Those, who go under the speed limit see the word NICE on a digital board while those, who speed see red numbers and the word NAUGHTY.
The police Facebooked; “A search warrant was applied for and was granted to determine where the hacker’s IP address came from, which yielded a result of the ‘North Pole'. Based on the facts and circumstances, it has been determined that ‘Santa Claus’ is keeping an eye on the motoring public to assure the safety of everyone.”
Most Commonly Misheard Christmas Carol Lyrics .. According to a survey by the community choir Funky Voices
Joy to the World Misquoted lyric: “And makes the nations prudes” Correct lyric: “And make the nations prove”
12 Days of Christmas Misheard lyric: “On the fourth day of Christmas, my true love sent to me, four colly birds” Correct lyric: "On the fourth day of Christmas, my true love sent to me, four calling birds”
Deck the Halls Misquoted lyric: “Deck the halls with bras of holly” Correct lyric: “Deck the halls with boughs of holly”
All I Want for Christmas Misquoted lyric: “Take back the Harley and mistletoe” Correct lyric: “Take back the holly and mistletoe”
Frosty the Snowman Misquoted lyric: “With a broom stuck in his head” Correct lyric: “With a broom stuck in his hand”
Survey: "Is there a Christmas song you always botch the lyrics to? If so, what are the real lyrics? What do you sing? Sing your misheard lyrics?"
NME magazine says the Downtown L.A. Law Group recently studied Homer Simpson an estimated that he has racked up $143 million in medical bills during 706 episodes of ''The Simpsons''.
The top three most expensive injuries Homer has sustained are ...
Brain damage: $1,525,500
Radiation exposure: $150,000
The Hastings Tribune says Peloton is defending themselves because Chris Noth's Mr. Big character dies of a heart attack in the new ''Sex and the City'' series after using a Peloton bike.
Peloton doctor Suzanne Steinbaum released a statement saying, "I'm sure 'SATC' fans, like me, are saddened by the news that Mr. Big dies of a heart attack. Mr. Big lived what many would call an extravagant lifestyle — including cocktails, cigars, and big steaks — and was at serious risk as he had a previous cardiac event in Season 6. These lifestyle choices and perhaps even his family history, which often is a significant factor, were the likely cause of his death. Riding his Peloton Bike may have even helped delay his cardiac event."
Radar Online says Britney Spears' fiance, Sam Asghari, is taking over as her manager. A source tells the website, “Sam is in charge. With her dad and the team he put in place gone there is no-one around but Sam. Sam is the boss, acting as her manager until a new one can be hired. Britney is a multi-million-dollar industry. When she was working in Vegas there were over 100 people working on her show. Any company that size needs someone in charge. Sam wants to be Britney’s husband not her manager but at least for the time being, he is all she has got. And after everything Britney has been through, he might be the only one she can ever trust."
US Weekly Magazine says Brad Pitt is single and ready to mingle. A source tells the magazine, “He wants to find that special someone to be with long-term. The trouble is that he hates the process and how he can’t even step out for a friendly coffee without it being gossiped about.”
Spider-Man star Tom Holland tells Variety magazine that he is going to take tap dancing lessons to play Fred Astaire in a new movie about the dancer's life. ''I guess I'm going to have to, you know, dust off the old tap shoes, go back to Pineapple Dance Studios, and I'll start taking some tap lessons. You know, I am quite a good tap dancer, it's something I've done for a very, very long time, so it's something I'm sure I'll be able to pick up. Fred Astaire does have a very particular style - you know, Billy Elliot was very much a kind of, like, scuffy-boot kind of tap dancer, whereas he is very elegant and graceful, so I'll probably have to learn how to do that. But it's something I'm going to practice, something I'm very excited for, and I think it'll be a fantastic film.''
Brobible says Jimmy Buffett is expanding and has started a cruise line. His cruise ship is named Paradise and will depart from Florida to the Bahamas in the Spring of 2022. The ship has a casino, pools and a Buffett 'Buffet'.
The Daily Mail says the producers of James Bond and Amazon are allegedly feuding because Amazon owns the rights to the franchise and wants to turn 007 into a Marvel-like superhero. A source tells the newspaper, ''It's very early days but there are ideas being considered including looking at prequels based on Charlie Higson's book series Young Bond. These are set when the character is at Eton. There are even thoughts about whether other characters could appear elsewhere, but Eon are dead against it. They want to keep it purely as blockbuster cinema, which already makes huge amounts of money. Yet spin-offs could make it even more lucrative.''
The Dirt says Leonardo DiCaprio has purchased a $10 million Beverly Hills mansion. It has a pool, five bedrooms, six bathrooms, steel doors, a spiral staircase, a wet bar and a fire pit.
Kelly Clarkson says she is a 'chip licker'. “I don’t actually like the chip of Doritos. I just like the cheese, And this is the weirdest thing ever, I know, but since childhood I’m like, the chips are kind of not my favorite thing. It’s the dust on it and so, if I ever have a little bag of it or whatever, I’ll lick them and I’ll put them in the trash.”
A new survey by State Farm reveals that 71% of people like wrapping holiday gifts more as an adult than when they were a kid. Other findings
- 31% of people like decorating their home more as an adult than when they were a child
- 28% of people like listening to holiday music more as an adult than when they were a child
Most Popular Holiday Present Hiding Spots ….According to a new survey by the peer-to-peer self-storage marketplace Neighbor
Bedroom closet: 50%
A spare room: 31%
Coat closet: 26%
Under the bed: 26%
In the trunk of the car: 25%
Holiday Gift Survey A new survey by Centre MK reveals that 45% of people already know what holiday gifts they are going to receive on Christmas. Other findings:
- 16% of people purchase their own holiday presents
- 13% of people are still waiting for an 'IOU' gift.
- 25% of people don't like surprise holiday gifts
My boyfriend and I got into an argument yesterday about whether or not a gift card is a good holiday gift. He plans to get me several for Christmas. I told him that as much as I like gift cards they are a cop-out during the holidays because they show no effort. He says I'm wrong and that they are great because I can buy whatever I want. Who's right... me or him?