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Post Malone Crocs Sell Out In Minutes 

Post Malone’s Crocs sold out within minutes. Of course, these weren't his actual, used Crocs . . . thankfully . . . they were part of his collaboration with the company. Post does wear Crocs all the time, and his signature version went on sale on Tuesday, and they sold out in 10 minutes. The Crocs are neon yellow, feature a saw blade and a snake, and they cost $59.99. Post designed them himself. Now, people are selling them for hundreds online. This is his second collaboration.  The white ones he designed last month also sold out in minutes.

Is Ellen Thinking About Quitting Daytime TV?

Ellen Degeneres recently signed a contract extension to continue her daytime show until the summer of 2020 . . . but in an interview with the "New York Times", she said she almost turned it down.

Ellen says her brother wants her to go on with the show arguing that in the age of President Trump, the country needs her positive, unifying voice on TV every day.


But her wife Portia De Rossi doesn't agree.


Portia told the "Times", "I just think she's such a brilliant actress and stand-up that it doesn't have to be this talk show for her creativity. There are other things she could tackle. I don't see the end of her show as her career ending."

Would you be willing to give up your phone for ALL of next year? What if someone paid you big bucks to do it?

Vitaminwater just announced a new contest where they'll pay someone $100,000 if they give up their phone for ALL of 2019.


And you have to take a LIE DETECTOR at the end to prove you stuck to the rules.


If you did, you get $100,000. If you only made it six months, you get $10,000.


But they don't want you to be totally screwed in case of emergencies, so they'll be giving you a, quote, "1996-era cellular telephone" that you can use for calls.


If you want to enter the contest, you need to post on Twitter or Instagram and say how you'd use your year if you didn't have your smart phone, and use the hashtags #NoPhoneForAYear and #Contest. Entries are due by January 8th. 






"People's" 25 Most Intriguing People of 2018

"People" magazine has put out its annual list of the 25 "most intriguing" people of the year. And you KNOW it has to be good, because if anyone is the authority on people . . . it's "People", right? 


Here's the list, along with quick takes on why each one is intriguing.


1.  Michelle Obama . . . because within days of publication, her memoir, "Becoming", became the best-selling book of the year.

2.  Hoda Kotb and Savannah Guthrie . . . because they've done so well in the ratings in the wake of the firing of Matt Lauer.

3.  Chip and Joanna Gaines . . . because they retired "Fixer Upper" last year to recharge, but are already planning to return to TV on their own network.

4.  Melissa McCarthy . . . because she's getting Oscar-buzz for a serious role in "Can You Ever Forgive Me?", where she plays a mean-spirited literary forger.

5.  Idris Elba . . . He was probably chosen to hype their own choice to make him their 'Sexiest Man Alive,' but they also note that he can do so many acting genres, including comedy and musicals.

 6.  Aly Raisman . . . because she came forward to testify against former USA Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar, who sexually abused her.

 7.  Meghan Markle . . . because she went from being on the show "Suits" to marrying Prince Harry and becoming a member of the Royal Family.

8. The Parkland Teens . . . because they went from everyday students to nationwide activists for school safety after surviving a deadly mass shooting.

9.  Ariana Grande . . . because she broke up with Mac Miller . . . had a wildly off-the-rails relationship with Pete Davidson . . . then, after Mac's death, she broke up with Pete, and released the hit "Thank U, Next".

10.  Julia Louis-Dreyfus . . . because she's back after a breast-cancer treatment that required three rounds of chemo, which she documented on social media.

11.  Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga . . . because, well, "A Star Is Born".

 12.  Cardi B . . . because she released a double-platinum debut album . . . gave birth to her first child . . . and threw a shoe at her nemesis Nicki Minaj.

13.  Chadwick Boseman . . . because his Black Panther was arguably the superhero of the year.

14.  Carrie Underwood . . . because she struggled through three miscarriages since 2017 . . . had a scary tumble that required stitches to her face . . . and put out the heavy album, "Cry Pretty".

15.  Julia Roberts . . . because she embraced the streaming phenomenon, and starred in the Amazon's thriller "Homecoming".

16.  Ruth Bader Ginsberg . . . because she was celebrated in two movies, the documentary "RBG" and the upcoming "On the Basis of Sex".

17.  Constance Wu . . . because she was the "perfect modern Cinderella" in "Crazy Rich Asians".

18.  Jamie Lee Curtis . . . because she returned to "Halloween" again, 40 years after doing the original, and opened up about her 10-year opioid addiction.

19.  Jada Pinkett Smith . . . because she's dropping all kinds of bombs about her personal life on her Facebook show, "Red Table Talk".

 20.  Serena Williams . . . because she almost died while suffering serious blood clots while giving birth, and then spent the year fighting sexism in tennis.

21.  Busy Philipps . . . because she wrote a bestselling memoir and launched her E! talk show "Busy Tonight".

22.  John Krasinski . . . because he directed a horror hit, "A Quiet Place", and landed a big action role on "Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan".

23.  Meghan McCain . . . because at the funeral for her father John McCain she delivered a eulogy that didn't shy away from criticizing President Trump, who'd mocked his heroism.

 24.  Shawn Mendes . . . because he now has three #1 albums, and just seven months ago, he had a fling with Justin Bieber's now-wife Hailey Baldwin.

 25.  Jennifer Garner . . . because she's become a fun social media star, and has a Facebook series where she simplifies other people's recipes for kids.


Pete Davidson says he’s sick of the bullying, unleashes on his trolls

Pete Davidson’s been having a rough year. Even when things were good with Ariana Grande, the public was giving him hell. And he decided to unload on Instagram yesterday. 


He said, "I'm trying to understand how when something happens to a guy the whole entire world just trashes him without any facts or frame of reference . . .


"I've been getting online bullied and in public by people for 9 months. I've spoken about [borderline personality disorder] and being suicidal publicly only in the hopes that it will help bring awareness and help kids like myself who don't want to be on this earth."


But he added, "I just want you guys to know, no matter how hard the internet or anyone tries to make me kill myself, I won't. I'm upset I even have to say this. To all those holding me down and seeing this for what it is . . . I see you and I love you."


Katy Perry Bid $50,000 for a date with her boyfriend, Orlando Bloom

During a charity auction, Katy auctioned off lunch and a motorcycle ride with her boyfriend Orlando Bloom. But when a woman bid $20,000 for it, Katy stole him back by bidding $50,000.


Katy was a performer at the One Love Malibu benefit concert, to raise money for people affected by one of the California wildfires. And the festivities included auctioning off lunch and a motorcycle ride with Orlando.

She seemed to have mixed feelings about it from the beginning. She told the crowd, "When you're on the motorcycle with him, you're holding him in a way that I am not excited about!


"You're holding his pecs and his six-pack . . . and it's so glorious!"



Taylor Swift Broke the Record for the Highest-Grossing U.S. Tour  

Taylor Swift recently wrapped up her Reputation Tour, and the numbers are amazing.


"Billboard" says it's the highest-grossing U.S. tour of ALL TIME . . . or at least since they began tracking touring data in 1990. The tour grossed $266.1 million and sold 2,068,399 tickets. 

She beat The Rolling Stones, who made $245 million from their 'A Bigger Bang Tour' from 2005 to 2007. 




Ariana Grande overtakes Selena Gomez!

Ariana Grande’s "Thank U, Next" video hit YouTube on Friday, and went on to gain over 47 million views in its first 24 hours. That breaks the record of 45 million set by "Idol", by the Korean boy band BTS.

It also broke the record for simultaneous views . . . with 829,000 people watching it at the same time.


And as if that weren’t enough, Ariana just surpassed Selena Gomez to become the most streamed artist in the world on Spotify. She surpssed 46.9 million monthly listeners.

Priyanka and Nick say I Do! 

Nick Jonas and Priyanka Chopra got married in India this weekend. They had two ceremonies - one was Christian and the other was Hindu.  


Priyanka posted a video of it on Instagram, and said, "It all began as a fierce song and dance competition between the families but ended, as always, as a huge celebration of love . . .


"And what a performance it was. Each family telling our stories through song and dance, filled with lots of laughter and love." 


(Check out the video and several pictures, here. And here are more pics.)


The Christmas Tree You didn’t Know You Wanted is Finally Here... The HALF christmas Tree

Last year, UPSIDE-DOWN Christmas trees that you hang from the ceiling went viral.

Well this year, there's a NEW super weird-looking solution in the battle to keep Christmas trees safe. There's a company that's selling HALF Christmas trees.

It's an artificial tree that's only got branches on top . . . the bottom is just a narrow pole on a stand.


Unfortunately, we could only find them on sale in the U.K. . . . but I suppose you could make your own with a machete and a spare 20 minutes. 

Justin Timberlake Cancels More Show, Vocial Cords Still Bruised

Justin Timberlake has postponed three more shows on his Man of the Woods Tour as he continues to battle bruised vocals cords.

In addition to the canceled Los Angeles show, also Thursday’s concert in Phoenix, Saturday’s show in Las Vegas and Fresno California’s shows were all canceled.

The venues confirmed the news via Twitter on Tuesday and advised fans to “hold onto their tickets pending updated show information,” as they will be honored in the event the shows are rescheduled.

The “Kardashian Kurse” - is there such a thing?

Kendall Jenner was court-side cheering on her man Ben Simmons of the 76ers over the weekend, but some fans of the basketball team were not happy about her being there.  They started a petition demanding she not attend anymore games. And here’s what’s even crazier…the petition has already garnered over 7,500 signatures.

“Stranger Things” Almost Killed Off Eleven in Season One

“Stranger Things” fan…. two main characters were almost killed off in Season One:  Steve . . . and Eleven. It’s hard to imagine the show without Eleven, and the creators knew that.  But at the time, they thought they’d only get one season.  So, they were going to have her sacrifice herself to save the day. Steve Harrington was also meant to die . . . but the character turned out more redeeming than they initially planned, and he became a fan favorite.  


Kanye West Says He Was Used, and Wants to Distance Himself from Politics

Kanye West had another mood swing, and now he’s OUT OF POLITICS.

Yesterday he  Tweeted, quote, “My eyes are now wide open and now realize I’ve been used to spread messages I don’t believe in.  I am distancing myself from politics and completely focusing on being creative!!!”

He went on to talk about his “actual” beliefs, including common sense gun laws, prison reform, and, quote, “love and compassion for people seeking asylum and parents who are fighting to protect their children from violence and war.”

Justin Timberlake Postpones Concert Due To Injury

Justin Timberlake postponed Wednesday night’s Man of the Woods tour date at Madison Square Garden, explaining on social media that his “vocal chords are severely bruised” and he cannot perform “on doctor’s orders.”


“I’m gonna make this up to you,” Timberlake wrote on Instagram“… Again I’m so sorry to do this, but excited to see you soon. Love, J.” 


The new show is rescheduled to take place on Timberlake’s birthday, Jan. 31.

Selena Gomez Lost Her Title as the Most Followed Person on Instagram Yesterday

Selena Gomez lost her title of the Most Followed Person on Instagram yesterday.  The new leader is . . . soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo.

The thing is, the numbers are so close, they could end up trading the lead back and forth.

But as of last night,  Ronaldo had 144,414,606, while  Selena had 144,349,096 . . . which is a difference of only 65,510.


HBO is Using “Intimacy Coordinators” for All the Sex Scenes on Its Shows

Over the past several years, HBO has kind of become “the channel with all the sex.”  So it makes sense that they’re leading the way in making sure that no issues pop up while they’re FILMING all that sex.

They’re now using “intimacy coordinators” on all their shows.

The intimacy coordinator’s job is to make sure everybody’s cool with everything that goes into a particular sex scene, and that nothing inappropriate happens while the cameras are rolling.

This idea actually came from Emily Meade, who plays a prostitute on  “The Deuce”.  She says,  “When it comes to sexuality, which is one of the most vulnerable things for all humans, men and women, there’s really no system.

“There’s never been a person required to be there to protect and bring expertise.”



We Were Tricked! Justin Bieber Did Not Eat a Burrito Sideways!

It turns out JUSTIN BIEBER did NOT eat a burrito sideways.  That was an IMPOSTER. The whole thing was created by the guys at a YouTube channel called Yes Theory, just to see if they could make it go viral.  Obviously, it worked.    

Justin Timberlake Postpones Concert Due To Injury

Justin Timberlake postponed Wednesday night’s Man of the Woods tour date at Madison Square Garden, explaining on social media that his “vocal chords are severely bruised” and he cannot perform “on doctor’s orders.”

“I’m gonna make this up to you,” Timberlake wrote on Instagram“… Again I’m so sorry to do this, but excited to see you soon. Love, J.”

The new show is rescheduled to take place on Timberlake’s birthday, Jan. 31.

Here are the Top Halloween Costumes This Year According to Google

Google knows pretty much everything about you, so it makes a lot of sense that “what you’re wearing for Halloween” is part of that.

Google analyzed searches for Halloween costumes and found the top 500 things that people are planning to dress up as this year.  We don’t have the airtime to go through all 500, so here’s the top 10 . . .

1.   “Fortnite”.

2.  Spider-Man.

3.  Unicorn.

4.  Dinosaur.

5.  Witch.

6.  Harley Quinn.

7.  Superhero.

8.  Pirate.

9.  Rabbit.

10.  Princess.


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