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The Daily Dish – Friday, October 16

John Legend wrote a lengthy love letter to Chrissy Teigen. Then tweeted it for all to read.
He complimented her resilience. Chrissy is recovering from a miscarriage, which she shared on social media.
John Legend told Chrissy (quote) “We’ve experienced the highest highs and lowest lows together. Watching you carry our children has been so moving and humbling. I’m in awe of the strength you’ve shown through the most challenging moments.”
The previous night, at the Billboard Music Awards, Legend dedicated his performance to Chrissy. He explained the message behind the song “Never Break.” He tweeted, (quote) “I have faith we will hold each other’s hands through every test. We promised each other this on our wedding day seven years ago. Our love will remain. We will never break.” (Entertainment Tonight)

There wasn’t much to choose from for the 2020 Tony Awards, since Broadway shut down in March, but that didn’t stop them from announcing the nominees on Thursday.
Jagged Little Pill, based on Alanis Morissette’s 1995 album, earned a leading 15 nods. It will compete for best musical against Moulin Rouge! The Musical and Tina – The Tina Turner Musical.
In the acting categories familiar names include Jake Gyllenhaal (Sea Wall/A Life), Tom Hiddleston (Betrayal), Laura Linney (My Name Is Lucy Barton), Audra McDonald (Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune), Mary-Louise Parker (The Sound Inside) and David Alan Grier (A Soldier’s Play).
Only 18 plays and musicals were eligible. Last season, there were 34 shows.
The ceremony will be broadcast digitally later this year.
Meanwhile, Broadway will stay closed until at least May 30th.

A Holocaust survivor is suing the creators of the Borat sequel, claiming she was tricked into being in the Sacha Baron Cohen movie.
The estate of Judith Dim Evans says the “well-known speaker” was contacted by producers “under false pretenses” and believed she was participating in a documentary about the Holocaust and Jewish culture.
Her estate says Judith, who died this past summer, traveled to Atlanta to be interviewed by Sacha but was never told the movie was a comedy. When she learned the truth, she was allegedly “horrified and upset.”
Judith, they claim, refused to be paid for her participation, and now they want her scenes cut from the film and other damages.
The Borat sequel premieres on Amazon Prime next week.

Coffee Talk from Honor Credit Union – Friday, October 16

  • World Food Day (a day to try food from other countries)
  • Dictionary Day (a day to find random words in the dictionary to learn)
  • National Boss’s Day (a day to be super nice to your boss)

Working from home is quickly becoming working from anywhere … A new survey by Airbnb of work-from-homers found that 60% want to spend some time working from somewhere other than their homes. And no surprise – their ideal destinations are near water. 37% want to work at a place near the ocean and 18% want to rent a place by a lake. The survey found that 54% are looking for a change of scenery, and 29% said a new location would make them more creative. 19% said they wanted to stay somewhere closer to friends and family. (The Sun)

Speaking of working from anywhere … First it was Ferris wheels as restaurants, and now … offices. Remote workers are being lured to an amusement park in Tokyo, which promises free WiFi and the opportunity to use a Ferris wheel car as your office desk. Talk about a change of scenery. For just $18, work-from-home employees have full access to work from anywhere in the park — including on the Ferris wheel. And the best part? After quitting time, anyone who worked remotely at the park gets full access to all the other attractions. (Daily Motion)

Is the election stressing you out? Maybe it’s time to live under a rock for a while. is offering a five-night stay in a room under a rock, in a cave about 50 feet underground in New Mexico. The website says the room is perfect for “those who are experiencing election stress disorder” — and it costs just $5 a night. But I can’t imagine it will very comfortable.

Speaking of stress … Nature really helps lift your mood — even if you’re just watching it on TV. Researchers at the University of Exeter in the UK found that watching nature programs not only made people happier – but it also significantly reduced feelings of boredom.

Music News – Friday, October 16

When Dolly Parton wants to get in touch, she doesn’t direct-message you on social media — she sends a fax!
Miley Cyrus, who’s actually Dolly’s god-daughter, made the revelation in a chat with British chat show host Graham Norton. When he asked if Dolly called her or DM’d her, Miley replied, “She faxed me. She gets upset when you don’t respond, and it’s like, I’m sorry, I don’t even know. Half the people watching your show might not even know what a fax machine is.”
Fortunately for everyone, Miley’s dad Billy Ray still has one hooked up, so Billy Ray got the fax, sent it to Miley, showing an invitation for Miley to perform on the track “Christmas Is,” from the upcoming A Holly Dolly Christmas release.

A.J. McLean says he hit rock bottom last year after a drug-and-booze bender in Vegas, but got sober after hearing the wisdom of a child — his three-year-old daughter.
The Backstreet Boys’ singer tells People that he planned one big blow-out night before flying back to California, but screwed it up by partying too hard and missed his flight. While he was driving home. A.J. recalls,  “My wife and I had always had this agreement which was, if I smelled like alcohol, I couldn’t be around my kids. What really hit me was the moment my youngest daughter, Lyric, said to me that night, ‘You don’t smell like my daddy.’ When she said that to me, that was it. Enough said. I felt disgusting.”
McLean admits he’s had many wake-up calls but believes that was the last straw. He says, “That was it for me. As we say in the sober world, that was my moment of surrender.”

Ariana Grande is ready to Netflix and giggle — in a dark new comedy about the end of the world.
The singer will join Leonardo DiCaprio and Jennifer Lawrence in “Don’t Look Up,” a tale of two scientists (DiCaprio and Lawrence) who learn that a meteor will hit Earth in six months and try to convince the world of the danger. Spoiler alert: A lot of folks call it “fake news” and only a few believe them.
Meryl Streep and Matthew Perry will also appear in the film, which is scheduled to begin filming in Boston just before Thanksgiving. (Billboard)

The Daily Dish – Thursday, October 15

Lady Gaga could earn another Oscar. This time for Best Actress.
Gaga has been cast in the bio-pic of fashion designer Maurizio Gucci. She earned the juicy role as his murderous ex-wife. Patrizia Reggiani was convicted of arranging for Gucci’s assassination. He was murdered in the ’90s by a hitman on the steps of Gucci’s office building.
When production starts in the spring, Lady Gaga’s co-stars are three Best Actor Oscar winners, Robert De NiroAl Pacino and Jared Leto. Plus Adam Driver will appear in the Maurizio Gucci bio-pic.
Patrizia Reggiani spent 18 years in an Italian prison. She was released in 2016. (Deadline)

A Los Angeles judge granted Britney Spears a minor legal victory over her father.
Jamie Spears fought Britney, who wanted to hire more lawyers ahead of next year’s conservatorship hearing. Dad claimed it was a financial issue.
In reality, Britney is collecting a team of skilled attorneys to once and for all defeat her father. She wants him removed as her conservator. Britney also wants somebody other than Jamie Spears to handle her financial matters.
Britney bleeds money. She stopped performing and documents show that she pays more than a million dollars in legal and conservator fees. Her father is paid more than $10,000 monthly to keep control of Britney. The #FreeBritney movements claims it is to her detriment. (Variety)

Dexter will return to Showtime as a limited-series. Michael C. Hall will reprise his role for the 10-episode run, which will debut in the fall of 2021. (Deadline)

John Cena “secretly” wed his girlfriend Shay Shariat-zadeh.
According to TMZ, the couple tied the knot Monday in Tampa, Florida. They even got engaged on the “down-low.”
John and Shay began dating in early 2019, after his high-profile breakup with Nikki Bella in 2018.
The two wrestlers were engaged but they split because he didn’t want children. Only a few weeks back, Nikki gave birth to a baby boy with boyfriend Artem Chigvintsev.
This is John’s second wedding. He was married to Elizabeth Huberdeau from 2009 to 2012.

Coffee Talk from Honor Credit Union – Thursday, October 15

TODAY IS: National Grouch Day

Have things gotten boring in the bedroom? It might be time to repaint. A survey by Travelodge found that people who painted their room a caramel color had more sex – three times a week on average. And if you thought painting your room red would equate to more passion … yeah, not so much. People who slept in red bedrooms did it just once a week on average.

Let’s face it — no one enjoys wearing masks. It makes our faces hot, fogs up our glasses, and forces us to smell our own breath. But help is on the way … thanks to Hormel. Yes, the company known for processed meat. Hormel is now offering bacon-scented facemasks. If you love the smell of breakfast, you can now wear Hormel’s Black Label Breathable Bacon mask. As Hormel says, “Don’t just eat bacon. Inhale it.”
But if you want one (and who doesn’t?) you’ll have to win one. Head over to and enter for your chance to score one.

Bored with traditional Christmas trees? Among the latest trends in holiday decorating are giant cactus Christmas trees. Yep, Amazon is selling artificial trees shaped like a cactus. They come in three sizes – 5, 6 and 7 feet — are pre-lit with LED lights, and come with red and gold ornaments and a big gold bow. (Insider)

The Los Angeles Fire Department has a new robot — called the RS3 — that battles flames too dangerous for humans.
It looks like a miniature tank and is equipped with a plow nose and water cannon. And, most importantly, it can blast 2,500 gallons of water or foam per minute, with enough power to knock someone off their feet. (MSN)

Music News – Thursday, October 15

Rihanna has always blazed her own trail, and Forbes magazine says she’s done pretty well — giving her a prime spot on its list of Richest Self-Made Women.
RiRi is the highest ranking female musician on the list, landing at number-33 with a fortune of $600 million. She filled her coffers through music first, but most of the dough came from her Fenty Beauty and Savage X Fenty lingerie lines. RiRi’s tally doesn’t include the cash from her charitable Clara Lionel Foundation, which raised $22.5 million for COVID-19 relief.
Other female musicians on the list include Madonna, with a net worth of $550 million; Celine Dion, who’s saved up $455 million; and Beyoncé, who’s banked $420 million. Barbra StreisandTaylor Swift and Lady Gaga also made the Top 100.

In case you were “Wonder” -ing, Shawn Mendes will release a documentary about his new album just before Thanksgiving.
Wonder, which premiered earlier this fall at the Toronto International Film Festival, will start its streaming run on November 23rd. The film chronicles the making of Shawn’s Wonder album and looks at some of the charitable work he does through the Shawn Mendes Foundation.
The album drops on December 4th.

Miley Cyrus has been promising a new album for nearly two years, but she’s now insisting that, like she pledged way back when, “Miley Cyrus Is Coming.”
She tells Nashville’s River 107.5 that the comeback set, now titled She Is Miley Cyrus, is completely wrapped up. Miley says, “I actually listened to a bunch of it in my car today and everything is so sounding so wicked. And one of the things I love about it is the diversity of sound that it does have, just like the  Backyard Sessions that I’m going to do with the covers. It really just tells a story and I feel like the is sonically me. If it could take a physical form, it would paint a picture of myself. So, the influences range from Dolly [Parton] to Stevie [Nicks], to Joan [Jett], to [Chris] Cornell.”
In addition to looking forward, Smiley is doing a little looking back — to her Hannah Montana days. She says, “At some point, I’m definitely getting the wig out of storage.”

The Daily Dish – Wednesday, October 14

Coming 2 America might be coming to Amazon. Variety reports that Paramount Pictures is selling the highly anticipated sequel to the streaming service in a deal worth about $125 million. The movie could be available as soon as December 18th. Eddie Murphy just has to sign off on it. The comedy was set to open in theaters on Christmas Day.

Dominic West is doing damage control after he was caught getting cozy with co-star Lily James.
The actor and his wife Catherine FitzGerald released a statement on a handwritten piece of paper that read, “Our marriage is strong and we’re very much still together. Thank you. Catherine and Dominic.”
To drive the point home, the couple kissed in front of the paparazzi outside of their London home.
The day before, the Daily Mail published photos of Lily “passionately kissing” Dominic in Rome.
The Affair star and the Downton Abbey star are shooting a BBC mini-series called The Pursuit of Love.

Jonah Hill isn’t getting married.
The star and his fiancée, Gianna Santos, have called off their engagement. A source tells People magazine the split is “amicable.”
The breakup comes a little over a year after the couple got engaged.
Amid the news, a slimmed-down and bearded Jonah posted his first selfie in months. He wrote, “I always feel very vulnerable when I shave my beard.”

Two and a Half Men star Conchata Ferrell has died following a cardiac arrest. She was 77.
Ferrell played housekeeper Berta on the CBS comedy. The role earned her two Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series Emmy nominations, in 2005 and 2007.
The actress also appeared on such TV shows as Good Times, E/R and Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Her movie credits include Network, Mystic Pizza, True Romance, Edward Scissorhands and Krampus.

Coffee Talk from Honor Credit Union – Wednesday, October 14

  • National Dessert Day
  • National Emergency Nurse Day
  • National Stop Bullying Day

If you’re working from home, have you found that it’s now harder to relax at home? A new survey found that 25% of respondents say that when their home became their office, they had a harder time separating their work life from their home life, making it more difficult to just chill out. (SWNS)

How confident are you in your cooking skills? Seems a lot of people are very confident. In fact, 50% of people in a recent survey said they have a recipe so good that it could be served in a five-star restaurant. And 46% said their cooking skills were on par with professional chefs. (SWNS)

Speaking of dining … A restaurant group in San Diego wants to take COVID-safe dining to new heights … on a Ferris wheel. Yep, the group wants to build a 148-foot Ferris wheel that they say could safely accommodate as many as 288 people in 36 separate eight-passenger gondolas. “The views are amazing from the top of this wheel, and it’s a day and nighttime activity for locals, visitors, families, seniors and everyone in between. It’s also a very COVID-safe activity,” says David Cohn of the Cohn Restaurant Group. (Food & Wine)

Time to start your holiday wish list … First it was Gucci’s $1,200 grass-stained jeans, and now Ralph Lauren is selling paint-splattered coveralls … for $800. Here’s how they’re described on the website: “Made from Japanese cotton satin with the reverse side facing out. Utility pockets. Allover paint splatters.” (Independent)

In these turbulent times, it’s great to see people taking a stand and fighting for the important stuff — like Taco Bell’s Mexican Pizza.
A petition is out there with more than 100,000 signatures, with the goal of keeping the menu item around.
If Taco Bell continues with their plan of “streamlining” operations — and if people don’t make enough noise about the Mexican Pizza going away — then it will disappear for good on November 5th. So … maybe … eat as many as you can until then? (Food & Wine)

Music News – Wednesday, October 14

Taylor Swift‘s generosity knows no boundaries — as she’s proven with a hefty gift to a needy college student in England.
Vitoria Mario, who moved from the troubled African nation of Angola as a child, got a scholarship to study mathematics at the University of Warwick. But that grant only covered tuition, leaving a gap of nearly $30,000 in room, board and supplies — which Tay quietly covered. Vitoria tells the Coventry Telegraph, “I just feel grateful to her and for everything she’s done because, to be honest, if it wasn’t for her I might not even have made it here. To finally be here is a dream come true.”
The 18-year-old went on to say that she didn’t face any backlash from fellow students, explaining “People have said they are proud of me and they are happy that I have made it. It happened a lot in the first week, but it’s calmed down now.”

Ed Sheeran‘s putting down roots in his tiny rural hometown — literally.
According to Britain’s Sun, he’s been planting hundreds of trees on the estate he’s developed in Framlingham, England. A source in the area tells the paper, “He’s spent tens of thousands of pounds on the project — and Cherry‘s involved too as she’s into re-wilding and sustainability. A huge field [around] his outdoor wildlife pond will become a dense wood in a few years and he’s planted trees six-deep around the perimeter to afford him privacy. It’ll help reduce the carbon footprint of him being a touring rock star too.
Ed has previously built a pub, greenhouses, an underground cinema, a gym, a recording studio and an area for goats, sheep and chickens on the estate.

Long before Katy Perry “kissed a girl” in her first hit, she was singing a far more spiritual tune — and fans can finally hear that, now that she’s allowed streaming of her Christian pop debut.
Issued under her real name, Katy Hudson came out  back in 2001 and sank without a trace…but it’s resurfaced on Amazon Music. Katy, who was 16 at the time, mixed innocent love songs with full-on worship tunes like “Faith Won’t Fail.”

The Daily Dish – Tuesday, October 13

Simon Cowell has made his first appearance since breaking his back in an Instagram video.
The appearance comes amid rumors that the America’s Got Talent judge is bedridden. Simon was seriously injured in August after he fell from his electric bike. He ended up having emergency surgery on his back and hasn’t been on TV since.
He’s been recovering at his Malibu home, but over the weekend there were conflicting reports as to whether he’s bedridden or “doing over 10,000 steps a day.”
However, just last week Simon appeared healthy and mobile as he celebrated his 61st birthday with ex-girlfriend Terri Seymour, who shared video of the party on her Instagram stories.
Still, Simon has more recovering to do as he was unable to lean over the table to blow out the candles.

Contact Music says Wonder Woman star Gal Gadot is going to portray Cleopatra in a new movie about the Egyptian ruler. She tweeted;  “I love embarking on new journeys, I love the excitement of new projects, the thrill of bringing new stories to life. Cleopatra is a story I wanted to tell for a very long time. Can’t be more grateful about this A team!!”

Carole Baskin says the wildlife trafficking charges against her Tiger King co-star, Doc Antle, are warranted. She tells The Sun newspaper, “I believe that Joe Exotic was the largest producer of cubs for the pay to play industry, but I think the real kingpin behind this kind of exploitation has been Kevin Bhagavan ‘Doc’ Antle. He’s just smarter and better funded than the dominos that have dropped already, but the authorities have finally caught up to him.”
Joe Exotic Posted from Jail, saying: ‘’I am asking you to stand up against this because if they get away with this, peoples‘ farm animals, pets, and the way of life as we know it will be taken away. I continue to pray that my pardon is signed so I can sit down with a committee and show the evidence… ‘’

Coffee Talk from Honor Credit Union – Tuesday, October 13

  • No Bra Day
  • Face Your Fears Day
  • Also … Amazon Prime Day starts today and runs through Wednesday

This is interesting … study by Syracuse University found that when more women are in executive levels at corporations, those corporations tend to have employees who behave better. For example — the researchers found that NFL teams with more female execs saw a drop in the number of player arrests. And NFL teams with a “critical mass” of women (two or more) in executive positions had a 21% decrease in criminal incidents. And it’s not just the NFL or sports teams — it’s all corporations and organizations. The researchers say their findings also have implications for organizations beyond those employing professional sport players, particularly visible organizations with high-profile employees, such as media and entertainment companies; and public-facing entities such as courts, schools, and government entities.

And another case for hiring more women … A Harvard study found that women are better doctors.  According to the study, patients in the hospital who receive care from a female doctor are less likely to die and are also less likely to be hospitalized again, than if they were seen by a male doctor.

Are you addicted to true crime podcasts? Well, now you can get paid to listen to them. Home security company Vio Security wants to pay someone $1,666 to listen to 31 hours of true crime podcasts – by Halloween. Interested? To apply, you’ll need to write a brief essay about your favorite true crime podcasts. If you’re selected, you’ll also get a heart rate monitor to record your “physiological responses as you “jump from pod to pod.” The winner will also have to answer some questions about their experience. In addition to the cash and heart rate monitor, the winner will get wireless earbuds, a flashlight and whistle, a door-blocking mechanism and access to a personal safety app. You need to apply by Monday, October 19th at 12 p.m (MT) and, if chosen, you have till October 31st to listen to the 31 hours of podcasts and complete your responses. (Insider)

Music News – Tuesday, October 13

Demi Lovato loves her body and all its curves.
The newly single singer posted a thirst trap on Friday. She bragged about her mental health as well as her cleavage. (quote) “Fun fact: I never had boobs until I started eating what I wanted. My whole life, I hated my small [breasts]. When I finally let go of my eating issues, I GOT THE BOOBS I WANTED!!!”
Not surprising. So many have complained while dieting that the weight seemed to disappear first in the chest. Not the place they wanted to spot reduce.
Demi has described how an abusive manager kept foods away from her and removed sugar from her dressing rooms. This happened even after Demi was diagnosed bipolar and bulimic. Her rehab stints have addressed her eating issues. (Us Weekly)

The NY Post says Shawn Mendes has gotten a new rib cage tattoo that reads ”little sunflower’. Many people believe that is Camila Cabello’s nickname.

And since we’re talking about Shawn, MSN says he is interested in starring in a Disney movie. The network quotes him as saying, “I don’t know how this doesn’t come across in some self-obsessed conceited way, but it would be Tarzan!”

The Daily Dish – Monday, October 12

Broadway fans will have to wait a bit longer for shows to resume. The Actors’ Equity Association says the curtains will stay down until at least May 30th. Broadway theaters closed their doors on March 12th.

Jeff Goldblum rewarded his civic-minded fans in the best way possible. He recreated his chest-baring pose from Jurassic Park.
The still-hunky 67-year-old says the new pic is for the fans who followed his instructions and registered to vote through HeadCount. Jeff writes, “WOW! Thank you to everyone who used my @HeadCount page to make sure that you’re #GoodToVote! Nearly 3,000 of you are ready for this November’s election. Here’s your reward…how time flies. @jurassicworld.”

Tatum O’Neal was put on “psychiatric hold’’ last month after allegedly threatening to jump off the balcony of an L.A. home.
According to TMZ, police officers responded to a call for a suicidal person who said she wanted to jump at the undisclosed residence and they ended up taking the actress to the hospital, where she was held for evaluation.
Tatum was recently in the news after reconnecting with her father Ryan O’Neal and after revealing that she was sexually assaulted as a child.

Kim Kardashian has donated $1 million to aid those caught in the conflict in Armenia.
The mogul, who’s of Armenian descent, made the announcement in an Instagram video, saying, “My thoughts and prayers are with the brave men, women and children. I want everyone to remember that despite the distance that separates us, we are not limited by borders and we are one global Armenian nation together.”
She invited her fans to also donate to the Armenia Fund.
Sisters Khloe and Kourtney also posted videos in support of the initiative and “made sizable donations,” according to TMZ.
The money will go to people in need of food, shelter, medical attention and other resources.

Coffee Talk from Honor Credit Union – Monday, October 12

  • Columbus Day
  • Native American Day
  • National Farmers Day
  • National Kick Butt Day

As if 2020 can’t get any more bizarre, a sexy  hand sanitizer costume exists. Yep, online costume seller Yandy is selling a sexy hand santizer costume for $69.95. Here’s how they describe it on the website: “Wash away the dirt of the day, and soak in that squeaky clean feeling in this exclusive Hand Sanitizer costume featuring a mint green bodysuit with a scoop neckline, a Yandy Hand Sanitizer print with ‘Kills 99.99% of germs,’ a pink Yandy logo, and a matching clear vinyl flared dress with velcro straps attached to the skirt.”  (NY Post)

Coronavirus has changed a lot of things … including our living situations. According to the Pew Research Center, 52% of Americans in their 20s are currently living with their parents – many having moved back home because of the pandemic. It’s the largest number of 20-somethings living with their parents since the Great Depression. (Insider)

A 10 year-old Jamestown, Indiana boy is being hailed as a hero for raising money for cancer victims. Charlie Jones is selling ugly Halloween pumpkins. He planted the pumpkins last Spring when he and his entire family were sick with the coronavirus. Charlie got his gourds to look ugly by using seeds from rotting pumpkins. He’s donated $720 to the Boone County Cancer Society (WTHR)

This is a great story … Last year, 10-year-old Vivian Anderson of Tampa, Florida, was in the car with her mom when she saw a “Men Working” sign. Vivian asked her mom, “Why is there a sign that says ‘Men Working,’ but men and women are both working?” Her mom, Mary, suggested she write a letter to newly elected Mayor Jane Castor, and let her know her concerns. It took almost a year, but on September 30th Vivian received an invitation to City Hall to meet with the mayor and review the newly revised signage, which now states, “Workers Present.” She was also gifted a hard hat and a signed street sign that reads, “Vivian M. Anderson Way,” which now hangs in her bedroom. “She was very excited,” her mom said. “I think it gave her a lot of confidence that people will listen to kids. Kids can make a difference.” (GMA)

Music News – Monday, October 12

Lewis Capaldi‘s music isn’t just for humans anymore — according to a new study, it shows dogs love his tunes more than any of his pop competition.
Researchers at Britain’s Dog Friendly Retreats hooked 30 pups up to monitors in a bid to see what music relaxed them and made their heart rates drop.  On average, the dogs’ heart rates dropped by 13 percent when they heard Lewis’s music, putting him just ahead of Bob Marley and George Michael on the pooch parade. (Daily Record)

The British postal service went above and beyond the call of duty to make a very special delivery from Ed Sheeran to a special needs fan in Ireland.
10 -year-old Lily O’Brien sent Ed an adoring letter, addressed only to “Ed Sheeran, singer of ‘Galway Girl,’ London.”  Not only did Ed get the note, he responded by sending a handmade guitar to the girl, who’s been taking lessons while in lockdown. Lily’s mom, Amanda, tells Ireland’s Lunchtime Live, “Lily has dyslexia, and she finds writing particularly difficult. After discussion with her teacher, we decided to try to teach her to type [and she] decided she wanted to write to famous people.”
Amanda went on to say, “He wasn’t in the phone book…but [Lily] came up to me and said ‘he sings the Galway Girl and nobody else does, and he lives in Europe. We couldn’t believe he had got the letter to start with… [Lily] was expecting a CD or a T-shirt. She was so excited — she just couldn’t wait.”

Demi Lovato has made a habit of calling out bullies online, and now her ex is doing the same — by smacking down her fans for bullying him.
TMZ caught up with Max Ehrich on Thursday, and he told their cameras, “We’re both anti-bullying people so people should stop bullying. What people think it’s about — it has nothing to do with anything. People shouldn’t believe what they’re reading. [We have to] do whatever’s the healthiest and safest for both of us.”
Max also admitted he’d heard “Still Have Me,” the tune she wrote about their split. He dubbed it “amazing.”

Furry Friends Friday from The Mason Jar Cafe featuring Jordan – October 9

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The Daily Dish – Friday, October 9

Harvey Weinstein has been accused of rape once again. This time an unidentified woman says the mogul assaulted her during one of the the 2000 presidential debates.
In a lawsuit obtained by Page Six, the woman claims Weinstein “lured” her to his New York City home “on a pretense of watching the 2000 presidential debate together.”
Instead, she claims, he “forcibly raped her.” According to court papers, “The sheer size and mass of Weinstein prevented plaintiff from being able to escape his clutches, but once he backed up, she broke free, sprinted for the door, and never saw Weinstein again.”
The court papers say that since the alleged incident, the woman has endured “severe emotional distress” and “her career was derailed and she all but stopped acting.”
Weinstein is serving a 23-year prison sentence in New York. He also faces sexual assault charges in Los Angeles.

A Texas woman is suing Brad Pitt for $100,000, claiming he romanced her and then stole her money.
But the star’s lawyers say the woman was the victim of a catfishing scam.
According to Page Six, health-care CEO Kelli Christina alleges she paid “$40,000 for the actor to make five appearances at events that she arranged for his charity Make It Right Foundation, which constructs new homes for victims of Hurricane Katrina.”
Kelli goes even further, saying she got close with Brad and they even had “discussions of marriage.”
Brad’s legal team has filed a motion to dismiss the case, saying he never had any dealings with Christina.
Kelli, however, still believes she was dealing with the real Brad Pitt and insists she’ll continue to fight. She tells Page Six, “We have been litigating since March 2020 and I am pushing back on media. This lawsuit is important for the country so I will continue to fight Brad Pitt and Make It Right Foundation. I have 113 pages of organized discovery to support the charges and allegations. I wouldn’t expect this lawsuit to go away easily.”

Katharine McPhee is pregnant, People magazine reports.
This will be the 36-year-old’s first child with her 70-year-old husband, David Foster.
The couple was spotted out this week, shopping for baby stuff.
Katharine and David wed in June 2019 after meeting in 2006 when he mentored her and other contestants on season 5 of American Idol.
He already has five daughters, ranging in age from 34 to 50.

Coffee Talk from Honor Credit Union – Friday, October 9

  • Beer and Pizza Day … otherwise known as Friday.

Deadline Hollywood says 59 million people watched Wednesday night’s Vice Presidential debate. It’s the second most watched VP debate since 2008 when 70 million viewers saw Joe Biden and Sarah Palin tangle.

You knew this was coming … The infamous fly that landed on VP Mike Pence’s head during the debate is already being turned into a Halloween costume. Online shop 3Wishes has released a white-haired wig with a plastic fly on it. Though you may want to just make a do-it-yourself version of it at home, since the “Debate Fly Wig” will run you steep $49.95. (People)

Well, here’s a no-brainer survey … After working remotely for months, 70% of workers say they want to ditch business attire for good. 28% said they missed dressing up to go to the office. (SWNS)

Hey, you’re probably staying in this Halloween, and maybe even planning to watch some horror movies. Well, now you can get paid to watch them. and are looking for a scary movie superfan to binge-watch 24 hours of horror flicks on Halloween night. In return, you’ll get $1,000 — plus free candy and a $50 Starbucks gift card to help keep you up. Applications are open through Friday, October 19th at 11:59 p.m. Click here for more details. (Travel & Leisure)

College seniors and recent college grads are being offered the opportunity to take a once-in-a-lifetime trip — to nowhere. Natural Light, the a favorite beer of penny-pinching college students, is offering the “Natural Flight” to one lucky winner and up to three of his or her friends (all 21 or over, of course). The chosen few will win a flight on a private jet loaded with video games, televisions, snacks and loads of Natty Light. The plane will take off from the airport, fly around for a while, and then land back at the same airport. The contest runs through October 20th. (Yahoo)

Totally the Bomb says Starbucks is celebrating Halloween with a ‘Carrie’ Frappuccino. The drink is inspired by the 1976 horror film starring John Travolta and Sissy Spacek. It’s made with a vanilla bean Frappuccino, raspberry syrup, strawberry puree and whipped cream.