- The Drinks Business website says the new Oreo cookie wine, Barefoot x Oreo Thins Red Blend Wine, has sold out. Each order came with two bottles and a package of Oreo Thins
- ABC says best-selling author Anne Rice has died at the age of 80. She is best known for writing "Interview with the Vampire." Tom Cruise and Brad Pitt starred in the movie adaptation of the book
- The NY Post says Jennifer Lopez and her family have gotten a new cat named Hendrix. Hendrix is grey and has large ears
- CBS says University of Alabama quarterback Bryce Young won the Heisman Trophy on Saturday night. University of Michigan defensive lineman Aidan Hutchinson finished second in the voting
- KTVB says the city of Boise, Idaho is planning to ring in 2022 with a potato drop rather than a ball drop. Last year's potato drop was canceled because of the coronavirus.
- Totally the Bomb says Starbucks' Cloud Frappuccino is trending online. It's a glass of ice water topped with whipped cream.
Hooray for Hollywood: Here are this past weekend's box office results.
1. West Side Story - $10.5 Million (CINEMA SCOOP .. The film cost $100 million to produce)
2. Encanto - $9.4 Million
3. Ghostbusters: Afterlife - $7.1 Million
4. House of Gucci - $4 Million
5. Eternals - $3.1 Million
6. Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City - $1.6 Million
7. Clifford the Big Red Dog - $1.3 Million
8. Christmas with the Chosen: The Messengers - $1.2 Million
9. Dune - $857K
10. Venom: Let There Be Carnage - $850K
IHOP Server Receives $10,000 Tip: Inside Edition says an IHOP server from Georgia recently received a $10,000 tip. Rita Williams and her husband gave Jazmine Castillo a $40 tip. Rita then gave her another $500 before asking her social media followers to also tip Jazmine for her wonderful customer service. Jazmine says she desperately needed the $10,000. “My mom is sick. She just got out of the hospital Thanksgiving Day. Her medicine and hospital bills. And I can finally help with that. It’s hard.”
Mrs. Doubtfire director Chris Columbus tells the San Francisco Gate newspaper that he has no plans to do a sequel to "Mrs. Doubtfire'' because Robin Williams passed away. "It's impossible. It's just impossible. I just was reading a lot of reviews, ironically, today about the Broadway show. And this guy who's playing him is supposedly very energetic and phenomenal. But he's no Robin. We had a script, and it was a great script. Robin was prepared to do it. And then, unfortunately, he passed away."
Life & Style Weekly Magazine claims Travis Barker has allegedly spent $500,000 on Kourtney Kardashian's holiday gifts. A source tells the magazine, “Most of their Christmas shopping is done. Travis is such a romantic and has spent over $500,000 on a variety of gifts for her and she has splashed out on something even more expensive for him, which she’s keeping as a surprise! It’s their first as an engaged couple. It’s a time for them to celebrate as a blended family.”
OK! magazine claims Jennifer Aniston and Brad Pitt are allegedly going to spend the holidays together with their friends. A source tells the magazine, “They’ve locked in a ton of fun gatherings with friends and plan on co-hosting a large tree-trimming bash at Jen’s house to get the good times rolling. Pitt proposed the idea to Aniston, and she eagerly said yes. There’s no doubt Jen finds Brad attractive and vice versa. Brad got Jen some pricey jewelry, and she’s ordered him some artwork.”
The National Enquirer claims Jennifer Lopez allegedly wants Ben Affleck to stop smoking. A source tells the magazine, “There have been other women in Ben’s life who wanted him to put down the cigarettes, but Ben’s been a smoker all his life and it’s not easy to give that up. Jen’s very conscious about diet, exercise, and getting enough sleep, and she’s never smoked or consumed alcohol. Affleck wants to please Lopez, but quitting smoking is asking a lot.''
Tom Holland accidentally passed gas on Zendaya while filming “Spider-Man: No Way Home.” The newspaper quotes him as saying, “I farted. Yeah, I farted on Zendaya, unfortunately. It’s tough, the suit’s tight. The harness squeezes it out.”
The Blast says Whitney Cummings was recently doing a stand-up comedy show when she announced she plans to propose to her boyfriend. “Here’s something I want to announce to you guys I’ve never said before like no one knows. I’m dating someone, and I want to be the one to propose to him. Look, I’m 39. I don’t have time for him to plan a scavenger hunt proposal.”
The Daily Mail says Nick Cannon honored his five month-old son by getting a tattoo of him on his rib cage. It shows Zen as an angel with a halo above his head. The young boy passed away last week from a brain tumor.
Keanu Reeves tells the BBC that he did not star in ''Speed 2'' because he thought the script, where his character saves a cruise ship instead of a public bus, was not believable. “At the time I didn’t respond to the script. I really wanted to work with Sandra Bullock, I loved playing Jack Traven, and I loved ‘Speed’, but an ocean liner? I had nothing against the artists involved, but at that time I had the feeling it just wasn’t right.”
Kristin Davis is upset that people are focusing on how she, Sarah Jessica Parker and Cynthia Nixon have aged and not their performances in their new ''Sex and the City'' series ''And Just Like That.'' She tells the NY Post, ''Everyone wants to comment, pro or nay or whatever, on our hair and our faces and our this and our that. The level of intensity of it was a shock. I feel angry and I don't want to feel angry all the time, so I don't look at it, I just know it's there. That's the problem with social media, right, is that you don't know what those people are doing. You don't know anything about them. They're just hurling bombs at you. It makes me angry.''
Dark Chocolate Makes People Happy
A new study by Korea's Seoul National University reveals that eating dark chocolate makes people happier. Researchers say study participants, who ate 10 grams of dark chocolate three times a day were in a better mood than those, who did not. Scientists say milk chocolate has too much fat, sugar and other additives to provide the same benefits as dark chocolate.
Top Christmas Movies Of All-Time... According to a new survey by Poundaway based on box office receipts and IMDb audience ratings
The Nightmare Before Christmas
Miracle on 34th Street
A Tale of Christmas
A Christmas Carol with the Muppets
The Polar Express
The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe (The Chronicles of Narnia)
Most Popular Baby Names of 2021... According to a new survey by BabyCenter
The top 10 girls names are:
Top 10 boys names are:
Most Likely Professions To Have A One Night Stand With A Co-Worker . .. According to a new survey by the card marketplace Thortful
1 - Police officers - 44%
2 - Artists - 38%
3 - IT workers - 33%
4 - Gas/Electricity workers - 32%
5 - Bankers - 32%
6 - HR - 29%
7 - Accountants - 28%
8 - Shop workers - 28%
9 - Leisure centre workers - 27%
10 - Bus or train drivers - 25%
I have a large, blended family. This past weekend, we had a family get-together at my sister-in-law's house. The adults had a discussion about whether or not a cat or dog makes a great Christmas gift. All of the kids in my family want a pet for Christmas. My husband and I are not sure if we should buy them any kind of pet because we think we could be stuck taking care of it. Does a pet make a great holiday gift?