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The Daily Dish – Friday, October 2

Birds of Prey and Schitt’s Creek are among the top nominees at the 2020 E! People’s Choice Awards.
The full list came out today (Thursday) with a total of 44 categories — including movies, TV, music and podcasts.
Among the nominees are Chris Hemsworth, Charlize Theron, Jamie FoxxTom Hanks, Will Smith, Margot Robbie and Will Ferrell.
With most blockbusters getting canceled this year, the nominees for best movie are a mix of theatrical releases from earlier in 2020, direct-to-video flicks and streaming movies — including Bad Boys for Life, Birds of Prey, Hamilton and Trolls World Tour.
TV shows up for awards include Grey’s Anatomy, The Masked Singer, Tiger King, Riverdale and Dead to Me.
Jennifer Lopez will receive the Icon of 2020 award.
The 2020 E! People’s Choice Awards will air live November 15th.

The first trailer for the Borat movie sequel dropped Thursday night.
This time, Sacha Baron Cohen takes on the President and the coronavirus.
The movie, whose full title is Borat Subsequent Moviefilm: Delivery of Prodigious Bribe to American Regime for Make Benefit Once Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan, debuts October 23rd on Amazon Prime Video.

Two new animated Dr. Seuss movies are heading to theaters. Oh, The Places You’ll Go! will open in 2027 and The Cat in the Hat spinoff Thing One and Thing Two debuts in 2026. (Variety)

Naughty Gossip says the ratings for Ellen’s talk show continue to dip. She scored a 0.8 during her premiere week. That’s 56% below her 2019 premiere week.

Furry Friends Friday with Squeaks from Cass County Animal Control – October 2

Squeaks is a young female Tabby Cat. If you’re looking for an affectionate kitty to join your home, Squeaks may be the girl for you! She will melt your heart. She is an active and playful kitty. Squeaks really revs up her purr motor when it’s cuddle time! Playful and cuddly… Squeaks is the perfect kitty for almost anyone! Squeaks has been spayed, vaccinated, and micro-chipped. Please contact Cass County Animal Control at 269-445-3701 to learn more about sweet Squeaks.... [Read Full Story]

Coffee Talk from Honor Credit Union – Friday, October 2

TODAY IS:
  • World Smile Day
  • Name Your Car Day
  • Kids Music Day

This morning, the internet is abuzz with the major news that President Trump and first lady Melania have tested positive for COVID-19 after the President’s close advisor Hope Hicks tested positive earlier Thursday. She recently traveled with him to Ohio and Minnesota. Trump Tweeted; “Tonight, @FLOTUS and I tested positive for COVID-19. We will begin our quarantine and recovery process immediately. We will get through this TOGETHER!”

As if October hasn’t been scary enough already, seems mother nature is bringing us her own Halloween gift…ABC says a Blue Moon is going to occur on Halloween. The last time a full moon was seen on Halloween was in 2001.

Before you take the next online delivery package you get inside your house, you might want to sanitize it first. TMZ says over 19,000 Amazon workers have contracted the coronavirus since the pandemic started. Amazon and Whole Foods employ 1.37 million people.

Christmas Creep … Have you noticed that “Christmas Creep” – when stores start introducing Christmas items – has started much earlier this year? We usually manage to get through Halloween before we are bombarded with all the sights and sounds of the season, but like everything else, that has all changed because of COVID. With the world of retail looking different than it has in prior years, both brick-and-mortar and online outlets are feeling the need to reach consumers sooner in case of supply chain issues or shipping delays. (WJAR-TV)

Speaking of the holidays … it appears we have officially jumped the pumpkin spice shark … or, turkey. The Honey Baked Ham company announced that for a limited time, certain store locations will be selling Pumpkin Spice Glazed Turkey Breasts. They will only be available from October 2nd through the 31st … if you actually want to try them. (Today)

Music News – Friday, October 2

Crocs, those hideous rubber clogs I you used to wear with cargo shorts, have become hip again. And now it appears Justin Beiber is jumping into the game to create his own model of the shoes after several other rappers recently released their own.
On Thursday he hopped on Instagram to promote his Drew House fashion line and posted a photo with the teasing caption, “soon.” The photo shows a pair of yellow Crocs floating in a swimming pool.
Crocs would seem to go well with the other gear sold by Justin’s Drew House, which includes slippers, baggy T-shrts and sweats, socks, stickers and plush toys. (Billboard)

Harry Styles tells the BBC that he’s enjoying quarantining with his friends. “I’m lucky I’m with friends in our little safe self-isolation pod. It’s a very strange time but we’re just being careful, listening to music, playing games, doing some face masks — you know, the classic quarantine stuff.”

Rihanna tells Entertainment Tonight that she is keeping herself occupied during the pandemic. ”It could be cooking, it could be walking, it could be biking. It’s all of these little tiny things that you just do for fun that in the moment they just make you feel great. I don’t have a license, so I can’t really drive, but driving is also one of those things that is therapeutic.”

The Daily Dish – Thursday, October 1

On Wednesday night in an Instagram post, Chrissy Teigen announced she had suffered a miscarriage.
After experiencing bleeding during the final month of her pregnancy, the 34-year-old checked into a Los Angeles hospital for blood transfusions. She and husband John Legend have two other children and had already picked the name Jack for the boy she was expecting.
Along with a heart-breaking black-and-white photo of herself crying sitting on a hospital bed, Chrissy wrote on Instagram, (quote) “We are shocked and in the kind of deep pain you only hear about, the kind of pain we’ve never felt before. We were never able to stop the bleeding and give our baby the fluids he needed, despite bags and bags of blood transfusions. It just wasn’t enough.”
She continued, “We never decide on our babies’ names until the last possible moment after they’re born, just before we leave the hospital. But we, for some reason, had started to call this little guy in my belly Jack,”
“So he will always be Jack to us. Jack worked so hard to be a part of our little family, and he will be, forever,” she added. “To our Jack – I’m so sorry that the first few moments of your life were met with so many complications, that we couldn’t give you the home you needed to survive. We will always love you.”

Paris Hilton recently revealed that she was abused at a boarding school. Now the heiress is trying to shut it down.
Paris appears in a video on her YouTube channel calling for the Provo Canyon School — which she attended in 1999 — to be closed. She says, “I was abused at Provo Canyon School,” and adds that she plans to “put all my effort into reforming the industry.”
The school is described as an “intensive, psychiatric youth residential treatment center.”
In her documentary This Is Paris, the heiress says her time at the school was “a living hell,” where she was forced to take prescription pills, placed in solitary confinement and beaten.
On their website, the Provo Canyon School points out it was sold after Paris attended and that they “therefore cannot comment on the operations or patient experience prior to that time.”

It’s a familiar story, but one that won’t seem to go away. Another royal has criticized Meghan Markle. This time it’s coming from 99-year-old Prince Philip, who is getting up in years, but isn’t old enough to keep his bad feelings to himself.
According to a royal expert, Philip is “very, very disappointed” by Meghan’s failure to “support the monarchy” and her husband.
Way back in 1952, Philip gave up his career in the navy when the Queen took the throne. According to royal expert Ingrid Seward, he’s “irritated” that Meghan hasn’t done the same. (Daily Mail)

Coffee Talk from Honor Credit Union – Thursday, October 1

TODAY IS:
  • October 1st … Can you believe it?
  • World Vegetarian Day
  • National Homemade Cookies Day
  • National Hair Day

Nicknames are great when they organically happen among people you know, but when you are introduced by your full name, for example, Jessica or James, and someone decides to start calling you Jess or Jim, it can get irritating. That’s exactly what happened to star quarterback of the Kansas City Chiefs, Patrick Mahomes — only it was his mom who took offense for him!
Randi Mahomes was watching the game Monday night and announcer Louis Riddick kept calling him Pat. Mamma Randi got fed up with the shortening of her son’s name, she took to Twitter to announce, “If this announcer doesn’t stop calling my son Pat … ugh I may scream.” She wasn’t really serious because she added an LOL to the post, but it still got the attention of ESPN, and by the 4th quarter of the game, Louis Riddick had apologized to both Randi and Patrick stating, “Guilty, guilty, guilty. I apologize, Patrick.” (Newser)

Feeling down? Just dance. A new survey found that dancing makes you happy. 80% of respondents said dancing boosts their mood, and 70% said just a few minutes of dancing relieves their stress. So turn up the music and dance around your house. It’s good for you. (SWNS)

Another great stress reliever? Watching cute animals. A study out of the University of Leeds found that just a half an hour of watching animal videos led to reduced levels of stress, high blood pressure and heart rates. Time to stop doom scrolling and start animal scrolling. (BBC)

Over the river and through the woods to grandmother’s virtual house we go … The CDC is recommending that instead of traveling over Thanksgiving to visit family and friends, that we have a virtual Thanksgiving this year – to prevent the spread of coronavirus. (CBS News)

Speaking of the holidays … Why should humans have all the fun when it comes to Advent calendars? Costco is selling an Advent calendar for dogs – with 24 special treats and toys for your furry friend leading up to Christmas. (She Knows)

Music News – Thursday, October 1

Shawn Mendes is ready to deck your halls with something very special — a new album set to drop just before Christmas.
The Canadian superstar has set a December 4th release for Wonder, which he wrote and recorded during the pandemic lockdown. He wrote a note to fans saying, “It really feels like a piece of me has been written down on paper and recorded into song. I tried to be as real and as honest as I’ve ever been. It’s a world and a journey and a dream and an album I’ve been wanting to make for a really long time. Thank you for being by my side for so many years. I love you all so much.”Shawn shared a trailer teasing the album along with that note, and will drop the title track as a single on Friday.

Demi Lovato has turned the negative of her broken engagement into a positive for fans — by quickly writing and releasing a raw new song about the split.
Demi dropped the emotional ballad “Still Have Me” via social media on Wednesday, and the lyrics make it clear that she’s ready to move on. She sings, “It hurts to breathe / I don’t have much but at least I still have me / And that’s all I need.”
Estranged fiance Max Ehrlich has been using his social media to beg Demi to take him back, but hasn’t had much luck so far.

Christina Aguilera knows she’s beautiful… No matter what “they” say — and she’s opening up to her fans about her journey to self-love.
In a new interview, she says that she’s learned to overcome the anxiety she used to feel when people criticized her looks. X-Tina told Italy magazine L’Officiel [pr: Loh Fish-EE-ell], “I have often clashed with my anxieties and with being hyper-critical towards myself. [I’m] not always pretty, far from perfect, but pure. I’m not going on a diet, so get over it.”
And she offers some advice for those who might be having trouble accepting themselves in that same way, saying, “Swim in your lane. If you waste time looking over your shoulder to see what others are doing, you lose sight of it, is the best advice I’ve ever been given.”

The Daily Dish – Wednesday, September 30

The death of Kobe Bryant compelled California to create a law against first responders photographing the deceased at a crime scene.
This month, Kobe’s widow Vanessa Bryant sued the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. The lawsuit alleges “no fewer than eight sheriff’s deputies were at the scene snapping cell-phone photos of the dead children, parents, and coaches.” Two Los Angeles firefighters were also accused of showing dead Kobe pictures to drinking buddies.
Governor Gavin Newsom signed “The Kobe Bryant Act of 2020,” which makes such actions punishable by a $1,000 fine. Only authorized people for “official law enforcement purpose” may snap pictures at the scene of a crime. (People)

Hugh Jackman has been hounded by rumors about his sexuality for years. Now, his wife, Deborra-Lee Furness, has addressed the speculation.
Deborra-Lee, who’s been married to Hugh for 24 years, adds, “It’s just wrong. It’s like someone saying to Elton John, ‘He’s straight.’ I’m sure he’d be [mad].”
She also talks about people saying she’s “lucky” to be married to the star. Deborra-Lee says, “People don’t realize, it’s actually rude to say that. ‘Lucky’ because he’s a stud-muffin, you know, but that’s showbiz and Hollywood and the brand of Hugh Jackman.”

Marie Osmond was fired from The Talk after co-hosts Sharon Osbourne and Sheryl Underwood threatened to quit unless she was gone, Page Six reports.
When Marie exited the show earlier this month, she claimed it was because she wanted to spend more time with family and to “pursue other projects.”
But an insider tells Page Six, “Marie did not leave of her own accord, although she was encouraged to spin her departure that way.” The source alleges that Sharon and Sheryl tried to force Marie to quit, but when she refused, they went to CBS execs with an ultimatum. Meanwhile, co-host Carrie Ann Inaba “pleaded with execs for Marie to stay but she wasn’t successful changing their minds.”
A different CBS insider insisted there was no meeting with execs and that Sharon and Sheryl never issued an ultimatum.

Coffee Talk from Honor Credit Union – Wednesday, September 30

TODAY IS:
  • National Women’s Health and Fitness Day
  • National Chewing Gum Day
  • National Love People Day

In Covid-19 news, according to a recent Stanford University study, the chances of achieving herd immunity to stabilize the spread of coronavirus is slim — considering less than 10 percent of Americans were found, in July, to have antibodies that fight against it. So, at this point, a vaccine is likely going to be the only solution.

An unsurprising new study has found that people have been drinking a lot more – and a lot more frequently — since the start of COVID-19. According to a survey by the RAND Corp., heavy drinking among women — four or more drinks within a couple of hours — has increased by a whopping 41%. And, overall, adults over the age of 30 have increased the frequency of their drinking by 14% compared to the same time last year. (CBS Local Los Angeles)

Move over, Pumpkin Spice Latte, because Candy Corn Latte is here. Monica Preston of The Espresso Explorer blog has a simple recipe for a Candy Corn Latte that you might want to add to your home brewing menu. And, yes, it involves using real candy corns. (Pop Sugar)

An American man working in Thailand could face prison time … for a bad Trip Advisor review. In July, Wesley Barnes stayed at the Sea View Resort on Koh Chang Island and left a one-star review on Trip Advisor, noting, among other things, an “unfriendly staff” and “extremely rude and impolite” restaurant manager. He’s now facing two years in prison because the resort owner filed a defamation complaint against him — accusing him of causing “damage to the reputation of the hotel” and claiming Barnes had left similar reviews on a number of platforms. Wesley has been released on bail. (Insider)
Did you give your dog a really bad coronavirus haircut earlier this year? A new book called Scruffy, by author Shelley Ross, is full of before and after pics of dogs who got some interesting cuts by their owners during quarantine. Not only are the pics adorable – but all proceeds from the book will go to nonprofit The Cure Alliance, for COVID-19 research. (People)

Music News – Wednesday, September 30

Kelly Clarkson‘s impending divorce just took another ugly turn — because her father-in-law says she owes him over a million bucks in unpaid management fees.
Narvel Blackstock, whose son Brandon married Kel back in 2013, has managed her career for over a decade. In the suit, filed this week, his firm says she’s fallen behind on payments for her work on her talk show and The Voice. The suit states that Clarkson has paid the firm $1.9 million this year, but owes another $1.4 million.
According to Variety, the two sides never had a written deal in place, just a verbal agreement for Kelly to pay 15 percent of her earnings, which she’d done since 2003.

Mariah Carey remains bitter about how she was treated by her producer and first husband Tommy Mottola.
While calling the music mogul “controlling and jealous” in the just-published The Meaning of Mariah Carey, Mimi dubs the suburban New York home they shared as “Sing Sing” (after the nearby penitentiary). She says the place was “fully staffed with armed guards,” whose job wasn’t to protect but monitor her.
In particular, she recalls a 1996 incident where, after a recording session in her home studio with producer rapper DaBrat, they drove off to a nearby Burger King. Mimi claims that Mottola went “berserk” and called out an armed search party.
Carey and Mottola separated a year later. In his 2013 memoir, he admitted being “obsessive” but alleges she described their marriage in “harsh” and “untrue” terms. She does acknowledge that he made her a star. (BBC)

The Daily Dish – Tuesday, September 29

Saturday Night Live kicks off its 46th season this weekend with a live audience — but if you want to go you’ll have to jump through a few hoops.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, “Tickets to the show’s dress rehearsal and live show come with a long-list of health stipulations.” This includes an on-site COVID test and temperature checks.
Despite the requirements, the October 3rd premiere is sold out and the ratings on TV are likely to be huge, considering the “SNL At Home” episodes that aired back in March and April were a smash with viewers.

Congratulations to Meghan McCain. On Monday night, The View co-host delivered a baby girl. Her name is Liberty Sage McCain Domenech.
Meghan’s rep said both are “happy and healthy.” She announced on her Instagram Story “It’s a girl.”
Liberty arrived one week early. Meghan joked at Instagram only 10 days ago, (quote) “Two and a half weeks until my due date. Trying to keep myself looking as stylish as humanly possible while feeling like Shamu.” (People)

If you’ve got some extra cash lying around, Pierce Brosnan is selling his Malibu compound for a whopping $100 million. The oceanfront residence sits on an acre with two homes that combine for five bedrooms and 14 bathrooms, according to the L.A. Times.

Chrissy Teigen is in the hospital.
She’s suffered some bleeding issues during her third pregnancy, but assures fans she’ll be OK. She says, “In the simplest of terms, my placenta is really, really weak”
She adds that she’s about halfway to term and that aside from the bleeding, she actually feels “really good.” (USA Today)

Coffee Talk from Honor Credit Union – Tuesday, September 29

TODAY IS:
National Coffee Day
Since this segment is about coffee, and today is National Coffee Day, let’s test your coffee knowledge…
  • Hawaii and California are the only two states in the country that grow coffee.
  • Brazil is the world’s largest coffee producer.
  • An ancient Turkish law allowed a woman to divorce her husband … if he failed to provide her with an adequate amount of coffee.
  • The lighter the roast, the more caffeine.
  • Coffee stays warm 20% longer when you add cream.
  • The average American spends about $1,100 on coffee each year. (The Daily Meal)... [Read Full Story]

Music News – Tuesday, September 29

James Bond is returning to the big screen just in time for Thanksgiving — and fans of the series will be giving thanks for a November compilation that collects every theme song in its history.
The Best of Bond…James Bond is set to drop on November 20th, five days before No Time to Die hits theaters. The two-CD set includes Billie Eilish‘s theme to the new flick as well as Adele’s Oscar-winning Skyfall theme and Sam Smith‘s Spectre tune “Writing’s on the Wall,” which also earned an Academy Award.
The collection will also be available as a limited-edition set of three gold vinyl albums. (Music Universe)

Someone Lewis Capaldi loved is officially out of his life.
The sad song specialist has reportedly split from girlfriend Catherine Halliday after seven months — which insiders blame on the U.K.’s strict COVID lockdown, which kept them apart for most of that time.
One of his pals tells Britain’s Sun, “Lewis has no hard feelings towards Catherine and they’re still amicable, but they decided it was best to call it a day. He’s at the beginning of his career, with a lot of opportunity at his ­fingertips, so it’s not the right time to settle down. He wishes Catherine all the best and has fond memories of their dates together.”
Lewis isn’t taking the split all that hard, it seems. Britain’s Sun magazine says he’s already swiping left and right on the high-end dating app Raya.

Happy Headline from United Federal Credit Union – Monday, September 28

TheDodo.com says a German Shepherd mix, named Roadie, was recently found abandoned under a tree in Franklin, Indiana. She had a note attached to her that said her owner abandoned her because he lost his job due to the coronavirus. Local fire chief Jeremy Pell read about Roadie in the paper before adopting her. He now plans to train her as a search and rescue dog. Roadie has become the official mascot of the White River Township Fire Department.... [Read Full Story]

The Daily Dish – Monday, September 28

Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel have welcomed their second child, his band mate Lance Bass confirms.
While the couple hasn’t made an announcement, Lance tells Entertainment Tonight, “We have talked several times and we knew before anyone else did. It’s been a fun celebration and they’re very, very happy!”
Lance says the talk in the ‘NSYNC group chat has been all about the newborn. “It’s all about baby! It’s all about the new one they just brought in. It’s all been conversations about a newborn.”
The singer said the little one’s “cute,” but he wouldn’t reveal the name. “That’s a good question, but there’s no way. He would kill me!”

Football legend Joe Montana and his wife were busy this weekend as they battled a woman who broke into their home and tried to kidnap their young grandchild.
TMZ reports that the intruder snatched the nine-year-old from a playpen. The football legend and his wife Jennifer confronted the woman, and tried asking the woman to give them back the child. Eventually, a “scuffle ensued” and Jennifer was able to pry the baby from the woman’s arms. The woman fled, but police officers who were nearby were able to grab the woman.
On Sunday, Joe tweeted, “Thank you to everyone who has reached out. Scary situation, but thankful that everybody is doing well. We appreciate respect for our privacy at this time.”

Dax Shepard reveals that he recently fell off the wagon after 16 years of sobriety.
On a new episode of his podcast Armchair Expert, the actor admitted he became addicted to painkillers and that for the last eight weeks he had been “on them all day,” after initially taking them for injuries.
Dax, who’s married to Kristen Bell, said he first began to use painkillers after getting into a motorcycle accident in 2012. Eight years later, he got into another accident, and he began buying painkillers to self-medicate.
This month, he said, he revealed his relapse to his wife and handed over his pills.
Dax said he’s been drug-free since September 21st. The couple are often visitors to the Southwest Michigan area where they reportedly have a home.

Music News – Monday, September 28

The Meaning of Mariah Carey, the R & B diva’s memoir, is coming out on Tuesday, and in a tweet promoting it on Sunday Carey divulged a little known chapter in her career.
She tweeted: “Fun fact. I did an alternative album while I was making Daydream. Just for laughs, but it got me through some dark days.” She included a photo of two of the book’s pages in which she talks about the album, which was credited to a group called Chick.
A rep for Carey tells Pitchfork that Mariah wrote, produced, or provided background vocals for the songs, directed one of their music videos and acted as art director for the package. While Daydream became the best-selling album of her long and hugely successful career, Chick’s Someone’s Ugly Daughter is the opposite. In fact, the album is now so rare that copies of it go for $900 on Amazon.
In the book excerpt, she describes how at night after recording Daydream she would bring her “little alt-rock” songs to the band and “hum a silly guitar riff” which the band would turn into songs that were “irreverent, raw and urgent.”
She goes on to explain that she fully committed to her character and was “playing with the style of the breezy-grunge, punk-light white singers who were popular at the time. You know, the ones who seemed to be so carefree with their feelings and their image.” She wanted, she says, “to break free, let loose and express my misery — but…also…to laugh.” She also gives a shout out to her friend Clarissa [Dane], who performs the lead vocals with her “as a hidden layer.”

Furry Friends Friday with Dude from Animal Aid – Friday, September 25

Dude is a male five year old Pit Bull Terrier. This big handsome lug was found as a stray and never claimed. Dude loves people and gives slobbery kisses! He’s okay with other dogs as long as they don’t challenge him. Dude likes treats, enjoys car rides, and walks well on-leash. He doesn’t like closed doors, and always tries to open them! Dude is attending obedience training at Mutterly Love and has learned basic commands, plus he is house-trained. We have begun working through the process of having Dude’s veterinary care updated. Please contact Becky with Animal Aid at 269-926-4279 to learn more about Dude.... [Read Full Story]

Coffee Talk from Honor Credit Union – Friday, September 25

TODAY IS:
National Lobster Day
National Cooking Day
National Comic Book Day
National One Hit Wonder Day

According to WalletHub’s latest ranking of the Happiest States in America – which measured a bunch of factors in categories like “emotional and physical well-being,” “work environment,” and “community and environment” – Hawaii is the happiest state in the country, which is probably no surprise. West Virginia was ranked the least happy state. Michigan didn’t make either list of the happiest or least happy states, in case you were wondering.

This is interesting … Researchers in the U.S. and Denmark have found that fans of horror flicks, alien invasion movies and post-apocalyptic movies are coping better with the pandemic and experience less anxiety regarding COVID-19. (Study Finds)

Have you tried a weighted blanket? If you have a hard time sleeping, it might be worth a try. Researchers in Sweden found that weighted blankets not only led to better sleep for study participants, but they also had more energy during the day and had reduced levels of depression and stress. Researchers think the reason weighted blankets are so effective is because the pressure acts almost like a massage on your muscles and joints. (Best Life)

We’re heading into another weekend of NFL football and if you’ve ever wondered about the amount of money teams will lose because fans aren’t in the stands, just listen to this. For example, the Dallas Cowboys will lose $621 million in revenue this year, the New England Patriots will lose $315 million and the New York Giants will lose $262 million. For sure. Nobody’s crying in their beer for billionaire owners. But, you can almost surely bet that beer and hot dog prices will go up AGAIN when fans return to the stands in the future…

Have you been making the best of the pandemic at your workplace? Do things seem a bit slow, perhaps even more comfortable? If so, it might not compare to this: Three employees with New York’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority have been suspended without pay after officials discovered a secret, underground storage room in Grand Central Terminal that they had turned into their own man cave.
The MTA Inspector General says officials weren’t even aware there was a small room under Track 114 and were shocked to find their cozy little nook which included a fridge, a futon, exercise equipment, a microwave, and a flat-screen TV. The workers have been suspended pending further disciplinary actions. (WNBC-TV)

Music News – Thursday, September 25

The Mariah Carey autobiography will be this fall’s must-read book.
The Meaning of Mariah Carey arrives next week and includes several stories you have never heard before. For example, Mariah writes how she came this-close to being sex trafficked at age 12 by her sister.
During a conversation with Oprah Winfrey, she expressed shock at the sister’s cruelty. Oprah read aloud the passage from Mariah’s memoirs. (quote) “When I was 12 years old, my sister drugged me with Valium, offered me a pinky nail full of cocaine, inflicted me with third degree burns and tried to sell me out to a pimp.” (Entertainment Tonight)
Mariah said she felt like an outsider from her own family. She hardly knows her siblings. She speculated that her sister “had already been damaged” by the time she was born. In fact, last month, Allison Carey accused their mother of enabling “strangers to abuse [Allison] when she was just 10 and made her watch [children being compromised] and sacrifices during satanic rituals.” (New York Post)
Mariah became an international superstar despite the childhood trauma. Her sister turned tricks to pay for a drug addiction even after she became infected with HIV.

NBC says Demi Lovato and Max Ehrich have ended their engagement after only two months. The two began dating earlier this year.