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The Happy Headline of the Day – Friday, February 12

Residents at 19 nursing homes in West Virginia will receive Valentine’s Day cards and messages — thanks to Girl Scouts in the area.
Different Girl Scout troops got together to coordinate their efforts and the results have been fantastic.
Because of their hard work and organization, more than 3,000 handmade cards have been mailed to the nursing home residents.
Those involved with the project have seen how great it is that people of this older generation now have a connection with a younger generation.
But mostly, it’s about sharing a little love this holiday. (WVNews)

The Daily Dish – Friday, February 12

Thursday in court, Britney Spears won a partial victory. The judge denied her father’s request to regain full control of the conservatorship.
Jamie Spears must share equal power with Bessemer Trust, a company that Britney selected last year. She wanted Bessemer to become the sole conservator and asked the judge to dismiss her father.
Judge Brenda Penny split the difference. Bessemer and Jamie are co-conservators of Britney’s estate. Together, they will map investment plans and budgets for Britney. The court wishes to hear these decisions in two scheduled hearings mid-March and late-April. (Variety)

Shia LaBeouf denies every one of the claims ex-girlfriend FKA Twigs brought against him in her lawsuit.
The singer, born Tahliah Barnett, sued LaBeouf in December, claiming he sexually and physically assaulted and battered her, and knowingly gave her a sexually transmitted disease.
In a response to her suit, his legal team says the actor “denies, generally and specifically, each and every allegation contained in [Barnett]’s Complaint, denies that [Barnett] has sustained any injury or loss by reason of any act or omission on the part of [LaBeouf], and denies that [Barnett] is entitled to any relief or damages whatsoever.”
LaBeouf also wants Twigs to be ordered to pay for his legal costs.
Earlier this week, the star stepped away from his talent agency CAA and is now on an acting hiatus. A source says the break is “so that he can get the help he needs.”

Woman’s Day magazine claims Brad Pitt’s former married girlfriend, Nicole Poturalski, is around five months pregnant. A source says the couple split up five or six months ago. “If Nicole is indeed pregnant, he would be blindsided. But he’d certainly take this matter seriously. He’ll want to be 100 percent sure and will want to check in on Nicole to see that everything is OK. Angelina was appalled by Brad’s decision to take Nicole to the chateau. The baby news would be heartbreaking for her.”

HBO Content Chief Casey Bloys tells Entertainment Weekly that HBO Max will most likely air the ”Friends” reunion special this Spring. ”I don’t know exactly. I would imagine maybe they’re doing some bits here and there. But yes, the idea is that they would be together. The COVID situation has been complicated — not just for this, but for television production across the board. So we’re kind of dealing with that as it comes, but it will be this spring.”

Furry Friends Friday with Kia from Cass County Animal Control – February 12

This beautiful girl is Kia. Back in November of 2020, Kia was found as a stray who was unfortunately hit by a car. After being evaluated by a veterinarian, Kia was monitored and medicated to allow her pelvis to heal back in place. After some time and TLC, Miss Kia is walking on all four paws and is full of high spirits! We believe her to be around 4-6 years old. Kia is unaltered and her adoption fee is $130.00.  Please contact Cass County Animal Control at 269-445-3701 to learn more about our sweet and resilient Kia.... [Read Full Story]

Coffee Talk from Honor Credit Union – Friday, February 12

TODAY IS:
Chinese New Year/Lunar New Year
  • This year we are saying goodbye to the Year of the Rat (go figure) and welcoming in the Year of the Ox. According to USA Today, feng shui principles dictate that the Ox represents the most hard-working of the zodiac and signifies a year of movement and change. Let’s hope that means life will get moving again too!

We’ve been spending most of our time with just the people we live with – and Valentine’s Day won’t be any different. A new survey by dating app Plenty of Fish found that 65% of respondents said they would be spending Valentine’s Day with their “quaran-team” at home. And 70% said they felt less pressure around Valentine’s Day than they had in years past. Even so, people are optimistic about finding love in the new year, with 57% of the singles surveyed saying they were optimistic about finding “The One” in 2021. And this is interesting: 57% also said they are now more open to dating people they wouldn’t have before. And it looks like the pandemic has brought out the romantic sides of people. 58% of those surveyed said romantic gestures are more important to them now than they were before COVID. And it may gave made them nicer, too. 39% of the people surveyed said they think ghosting will become a thing of the past once the pandemic ends. (SWNS)

Do you buy gifts for your pets for Valentine’s Day? If you do, you’re not alone. Last year, roughly 28 million dog-owning households gave their pup a Valentine’s Day Gift and 17 million got gifts for their cats. Americans spend an estimated $751.3 million on gifts for their pets on Valentine’s Day. (Good Housekeeping)

Speaking of pets … Can you tell what your pet is thinking? Seems a lot of people think so. A recent survey found that 76% of the pet owners polled said they can always tell what their pet is thinking by the look on his or her face. 80% of respondents believe their pet has a “very distinct personality.” And 55% say they share similar personality traits with their pet – which probably explains why 64% described their pet as smart. (SWNS)

Music News – Friday, February 12

Taylor Swift will made a “surprise announcement” Thursday on Good Morning America.
She’ll be releasing her re-recorded version of “Love Story” at midnight today and has re-recorded her entire Fearless album which will be coming out April 9th and will contain 26 songs including “songs from the vault” that didn’t make the original album.

Bruce Springsteen’s Super Bowl Commercial is now ‘Dancing in the Dark.’ Jeep pulled the ad following a report that ‘The Boss’ was charged with a DWI back in November. The 71-year-old singer was in his home state of New Jersey when he was pulled over. And apparently Jeep didn’t love the idea of a drunk driver being featured in their Super Bowl car commercial. They took the two-minute ad down from YouTube. But as of last night, Springsteen still had the ad up on his Twitter page.

Bieber Believers, The NY Post says Justin Bieber is going to perform a Valentine’s Day concert on Tik Tok. He will perform his 2013 album “Journals” at 9 p.m. Eastern.

Stevie Nicks tells WWD.com that she will never use Botox again. “I had Botox and I hated it. For four long months, I looked like a different person. It was so bad, I would look into the mirror and burst into tears. ”

The Happy Headline of the Day – Thursday, February 11

Winters are usually quite chilly in Appleton, Wisconsin, but that hasn’t stopped Chick-fil-A employee Hoku Taniguchi from getting back and forth to work on her bike.
That all changed when her friend and co-worker Haley Bridges gave her a car.
You see, Haley won the car during a holiday party raffle back in December. She already had a car, so instead of keeping it herself, Haley offered it up as a gift.
It didn’t take long for Haley’s gesture of kindness to be repaid, as Haley’s aunt held a fundraiser to get her auto loan completely paid off.
Now, both friends have reliable transportation — and no car payments.
Haley calls her co-workers her “second family” — and was thrilled be able to help make her close friend Hoku’s life easier, especially during these winter months. (People)

The Daily Dish – Thursday, February 11

First Armie Hammer was accused of being a cannibal wannabe, then a murder suspect. Now the star is accused of giving an ex-girlfriend a bruised behind.
Jessica Ciencin Henriquez posted a photo from early September on her private Instagram account. Page Six says the image shows Jessica with a large bruise on her backside — which a source claims was caused by Armie.
The photo came with a cryptic caption about not cleaning “up the messes that other people make of their lives” and “to accept the ‘truth.’ ”
This new rumor comes after the actor was accused of emotional and sexual abuse from ex-girlfriends and of sharing his fantasies of cannibalism.
This week police in San Bernardino County denied he was a suspect in a Wonder Valley murder investigation.

Buffy the Vampire star Charisma Carpenter alleges Joss Whedon “abused his power on numerous occasions” on the sets of Buffy and Angel.
In a lengthy statement posted to Twitter on Wednesday, Carpenter said that after learning she was pregnant, Whedon asked if she was “going to keep it.” She said after giving birth she was fired.
Carpenter said she came forward because of actor Ray Fisher, who alleges that Whedon engaged in “gross, abusive, unprofessional and completely unacceptable” behavior on the set of Justice League.
Carpenter’s Buffy co-stars are standing by her. Sarah Michelle Gellar, who played Buffy, posted a statement on Instagram, saying, “While I am proud to have my name associated with Buffy Summers, I don’t want to be forever associated with the name Joss Whedon.”
Michelle Trachtenberg, who played Buffy’s sister, re-posted Gellar’s statement, and said that Whedon’s behavior with her “as a teenager” was “not appropriate.”

Ace Showbiz says Gina Carano has been fired from “The Mandalorian” for posting offensive social media messages.
Lucasfilm released a statement saying,  “Gina Carano is not currently employed by Lucasfilm and there are no plans for her to be in the future. Nevertheless, her social media posts denigrating people based on their cultural and religious identities are abhorrent and unacceptable.”
Gina played Cara Dune on the Disney+ show.

HBO Content Chief Casey Bloys tells TVLine that Kim Cattrall’s absence from the ”Sex and the City” reboot is because her character is no longer friends with Carrie, Charlotte or Miranda. ”Just as in real life, people come into your life, people leave. Friendships fade, and new friendships start.”

Coffee Talk from Honor Credit Union – Thursday, February 11

TODAY IS:
  • National Don’t Cry Over Spilled Milk Day: A day to remember that life is short – so we shouldn’t sweat the small stuff.
  • National Make a Friend Day
  • Satisfied Staying Single Day

With Valentine’s Day quickly approaching, here’s a good question: Do you believe in soulmates? Seems romance is still alive and well, because according to a new YouGov poll, 60% of the more than 15,000 Americans surveyed said they believe in soulmates. Just 23% said they don’t believe in the concept, and 18% were unsure. Women were more likely than men to believe in soulmates – 64% vs. 55%.

Would you refuse to date someone because of their zodiac sign? Seems there is a particular sign that most people stay away from. Can you guess which one? We’re looking at you, Geminis. A survey asked respondents to think about the relationships they’ve had, and to name a sign they would never date again. 46% picked Gemini. Cancer was the second “least date-able” sign with 37% choosing it, followed by Taurus (36%), Aries (34%) and Leo (31%). (SWNS)

What is the length of your relationship in dog years? If you feel like the pandemic has “aged” your relationship, you’re not alone. In fact, Groupon teamed up with a Cambridge mathematician to develop a formula to come up with the “dog years” equivalent of what a year together during the pandemic is in relationship years. Seems a year together in the pandemic is about four relationship years. (SWNS)

There’s an asteroid out there that’s supposedly the size of the Golden Gate Bridge that’s on course to zip past us around March 21st. It’s somewhere between half-a-mile and a full mile in diameter — and it’s traveling at a speed of 21 miles per second. This thing is big enough and will be close enough for NASA to classify it as “potentially hazardous.” But don’t worry. Scientists say that we shouldn’t panic because it will be 1.25 million miles away when it flies by.

Music News – Thursday, February 11

The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Foundation has announced its nominees for induction this year and they are, in alphabetical order:
  • Mary J. Blige
  • Kate Bush
  • Devo
  • Foo Fighters
  • The Go-Go’s
  • Iron Maiden
  • JAY-Z
  • Chaka Khan
  • Carole King
  • Fela Kuti
  • LL Cool J
  • New York Dolls
  • Rage Against the Machine
  • Todd Rundgren
  • Tina Turner
  • Dionne Warwick

Britney Spears watched the documentary Framing Britney Spears, which streams now at FX on Hulu. She’s inspired to tell her perspective in a second documentary – once she’s “freed from the vice-like grip of her father” Jamie Spears.
A court hearing in Los Angeles about the conservatorship is scheduled for tomorrow.
Britney acknowledged the support from followers and celebrities. The hashtag #FreeBritney has trended since Friday night’s debut of Framing Britney Spears. A source said, “Britney finally feels like there is light at the end of a very long, dark tunnel. She feels, for the first time in many years, that people are on her side and things will get better for her.”
Tuesday night, Britney tweeted a cryptic message to her 56 million followers, “Each person has their story and their take on other people’s stories! We all have so many different bright beautiful lives! Remember, no matter what we think we know about a person’s life it is nothing compared to the actual person living behind the lens.”
Britney tapped a woman to direct her documentary, which won’t see the light of day until after she convinces to court to fire her tyrannical father. An insider recalled, “Jamie is drunk with power over Britney’s life. This summer, he grounded her for three weeks because she dared to meet a friend for a socially-distanced walk on the beach.” (New York Post)

The Happy Headline of the Day – Wednesday, February 10

January was a good month for Orlene Peterson and her immense luck. She bought a scratch-off lottery ticket at a grocery store in Hayden, Idaho. That was a good choice, because it was a $200,000 winner.
She couldn’t believe it. But, her luck wasn’t done yet.
The next day she went to a different grocery store and bought another scratch-off ticket “for fun.”
Wouldn’t you know it? That ticket was a $300,000 winner.
Idaho lottery officials said the odds of winning on both tickets was about 1-in-282.5-million.
Orlene says she plans to pay off bills with her winnings, buy a new truck — and might take a trip to Las Vegas.
That sounds like a great idea, especially with the run of good luck she seems to be enjoying. (KTVB-TV)

The Daily Dish – Wednesday, February 10

Edward Scissorhands Director and Creator Tim Burton approves of Timothée Chalamet‘s turn as the son of  Edward Scissorhands in that Cadillac Super Bowl ad, which also featured star Winona Ryder. In a statement, the director says, “It’s rare when a work you’re proud of continues to live on and evolve with the times, even after 30 years. I’m glad to see Edgar coping with the new world! I hope both fans and those being introduced to Edward Scissorhands for the first time enjoy it.” (AV Club)

A remake of The Wizard of Oz is in the works at New Line Cinema, according to VarietyNicole Kassell (Watchmen) will direct what the producers call a “fresh take” on the classic story.

Alex Trebek‘s wardrobe from Jeopardy! has been donated to the homeless for use during job interviews.
According to Deadline, “14 suits, 58 dress shirts, 300 neckties and various other items of clothing that once belonged” to the host has been gifted by the game show and the Trebek family to The Doe Fund, an organization that provides paid work, housing and vocational training to the homelessness.
It was Trebek’s son Matthew Trebek who suggested the clothing be given to those participating in the organization’s reentry program to be worn on job interviews.
Jeopardy! executive producer Mike Richards says, “During his last day on set, Alex extolled the virtues of everyone opening up their hands and their hearts to those who are suffering. Donating his wardrobe to those who are working to rebuild their lives is the perfect way to begin to honor that last request.”
Alex died from pancreatic cancer on November 8th.

Things are getting worse for actor Armie Hammer. Now, the internet thinks he is a murderer.
The actor has been accused of having cannibalism sex fantasies, which were first brought to light by Instagram account House of Effie.
Then on January 31st, hikers discovered human remains in San Bernardino County’s Wonder Valley. Last year, Armie worked at a construction site nearby.
Then another Instagram account, DeuxMoi, claimed that a shocking story about the actor would be published soon. Responding to that report, House of Effie said, “What he and his friends have done is worse than anything I have posted. Justice will be served.”
Internet sleuths put it all together and began spreading rumors that the star was behind the possible murder.
The rumors got so rampant that police had to shoot them down. A spokesperson for the San Bernardino County Sheriff tells The U.S. Sun, “Armie Hammer’s name hasn’t come up as a suspect at all. We have no plans to investigate him. We have not identified the remains.”
The actor was recently dropped by his agency amid his “cannibal” scandal.

The Coast Social Network with Berrien Community Foundation – Wednesday, February 10

Zack speaks with Susan Matheny, the Program Manager of the Berrien Community Foundation, and Bill Downey, the Cook Plant/Heart of Cook Foundation Communications Manager, about the new Heart of Cook Foundation Earth Day Grant program, now accepting applications through March 10 at berriencommunity.org.... [Read Full Story]

Coffee Talk from Honor Credit Union – Wednesday, February 10

TODAY IS:
  • National Umbrella Day

Does virtual “love at first sight” exist? Apparently so. A new survey found that 47% of respondents believe it is possible to find “love at first sight” in a remote dating world. The survey also found that one-third of those polled said they had said “I love you” to someone they had only met online. (SWNS)

Beware Valentine’s Day scams … Yep, even the day of love comes with problems. Valentine’s Day is a great time for singles to mingle, but if you’re planning to spend the night chatting with potential matches on dating apps, experts at the Better Business Bureau, say be on your guard. Valentine’s Day is also a popular time for scammers to try and steal personal information from unsuspecting singles. Your best defense is a good offense — so always reverse image search photos of potential matches to make sure you’re speaking with your actual match, and be very cautious if you take your conversation private and your potential love interest starts asking for incredibly private information or they attempt to jump from getting to know you to madly in love in the blink of an eye. If you suspect catfishing, stop all communication and be sure to flag the account with the dating site. (ABC-11)

An auction house in Culver City, California, is selling a bunch of tools used by spies from back in the 1940s and ’50s that used to be on display at the KGB Espionage Museum in New York City.
Lots of these gadgets feature hidden miniature cameras and microphones. There are belts, packs of cigarettes, wallets and ashtrays — and even dinner plates.
To be clear, these aren’t props from movies. They’re real tools used by real spies back in the day. (The Wall Street Journal)

CBS says 96.4 million people watched the Super Bowl. It was the lowest rated Super Bowl in the last 10 years. 101.3 million people watched last year’s Big Game. The most watched Super Bowl of all time was in 2015 when New England played Seattle. 114.4 million people watched that game. Still, when’s the last 96 million of us did the same thing together in unison?

Music News – Wednesday, February 10

Blake Shelton‘s phone was ringing off the hook after his Super Bowl commercial for T-Mobile which also stars Gwen Stefani and Adam Levine.
In the spot, Gwen’s talking to Adam about the kind of man she wants to date. She tells him she’s looking for someone who is “maybe from another country,” “cultured,” and “not threatened by a strong, confident woman. Because of a bad connection, Adam hears “country,” “uncultured” and “threatened by a strong, confident woman” and sets her up with Blake.
Blake tells Entertainment Weekly, “It was funny, we had a blast. When I read the script, I thought it was a great idea. I thought it was so funny. Because people still don’t really understand why she’s with me. And fair enough, right? So I loved being able to spin that out.” (People)

You can count Britney Spears‘s boyfriend among those who don’t like her dad.
Sam Asghari isn’t pulling any punches with Jamie Spears, who’s been Brit’s conservator for more than a decade. He said in an Instagram Story that he has “zero respect for someone trying to control our relationship.” He also called Jamie “a total D—.”
TMZ caught up with Sam, who told their cameraman, “I said what I said.” But he ducked a question about whether he’d watched the documentary Framing Britney Spears which premiered Sunday on Hulu and FX to lots of chatter on social media.

The NY Post says The Weeknd celebrated his Super Bowl halftime performance with an after-party. It featured a cake in the shape of him leaning on a Mercedes Benz. The cake read:  “2021-Forever XO Where Dreams Come True.”

The Happy Headline of the Day – Tuesday, February 9

Jalen Hurts plays quarterback for the Philadelphia Eagles.
At the end of last year, he learned about a seven-year-old boy named Erick who was battling cancer — and how Erick’s family, including five children, was living in a two-bedroom trailer.
Jalen wanted to help the family, so he surprised them with a $30,000 check that they can use to purchase a home.
Jalen also played catch outside with Erick — and gave him an autographed jersey.
It was a big day for Jalen as he explained that he just wants to “make an impact in the city of Philadelphia” — and offered up the ultimate compliment, telling the seven-year-old that “he would fit right in at an Eagles practice because his teammates like people who are strong and courageous like Erick.” (WPVI-TV)

The Daily Dish – Tuesday, February 9

Hilaria Baldwin apologized on Friday for misleading people about her cultural background. In an Instagram post, Alec Baldwin‘s wife says, “The way I’ve spoken about myself…could have been better explained – I should have been more clear and I’m sorry.” The yoga instructor and author has been accused of trying to pass herself off as Spanish. (Variety)

Jennifer Lawrence has been injured on the set of her upcoming Netflix movie Don’t Look Up. According to The Boston Globe, flying debris struck her in or near her eye when an explosion went wrong. She was rushed to hospital, but is said to be fine now and filming may resume next week.

Armie Hammer has been dropped by his agency WME in the wake of his “cannibal” sex scandal. The actor has already exited several projects over alleged messages he sent to women over social media. (TMZ)

Michael B. Jordan has scored the most-watched Super Bowl ad.
The actor starred in a commercial for Amazon’s Alexa. As of Monday, it had 77 million views on YouTube. That was followed by Bruce Springsteen’s Jeep spot, Timothée Chalamet’s turn as the son of Edward Scissorhands for Cadillac, and Uber Eats’ Wayne’s World reunion featuring Cardi B.

With most theaters shut down because of the pandemic, streaming services dominated the nominations for the 26th Critics Choice Film Awards.
Netflix received a record-breaking four best picture nominations — for Da 5 Bloods, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, Mank and The Trial of the Chicago 7.
Mank led with 12 nods overall, including Gary Oldman and Amanda Seyfried in the acting categories.
Chadwick Boseman is the first actor to receive two posthumous nominations in the same year — for his work in Da 5 Bloods and Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom.
The Critics Choice Awards will air on the CW on March 7th.

The Coast Social Network with the Southwest Michigan Regional Chamber – Tuesday, February 9

Sarah Spoonholtz from the Southwest Michigan Regional Chamber joins Zack to talk about two new virtual ribboncutting ceremonies in the community! Congratulations to State Street Meats, and Twin Cities Nursing & Rehab Center! Get more details and assistance with your business at smrchamber.com.... [Read Full Story]

Coffee Talk from Honor Credit Union – Tuesday, February 9

TODAY IS: National Pizza Day

OK, time for some honesty … Is Valentine’s Day a “real” holiday? According to a new YouGov poll, the majority of respondents said it wasn’t. 57% of the more than 21,000 adults surveyed said Valentine’s Day was a holiday people wouldn’t celebrate it if it wasn’t pushed by “commercial entities.” Only 28%  said Valentine’s Day was a “real” special occasion. But, hey, get this … Guys are slightly more romantic than women — with 30% saying they think Valentine’s Day is a “real” special occasion – compared to 25% of women. The genders were pretty evenly split in thinking Valentine’s Day was a commercial holiday – with 56% of men and 58% of women agreeing. But even though we know that Valentine’s Day is a day to get people to spend money on flowers, cards, chocolates and more … 57% of respondents overall also said they had a positive opinion on Valentine’s Day. That one broke down to 61% of women feeling positive about the day and 53% of men.

Speaking of Valentine’s Day … Jilted lovers who find themselves suddenly single heading into Valentine’s Day can make themselves feel a little better … by having a shelter cat poop on their ex. For a $10 donation, The Lexington Humane Society in Kentucky will write your ex’s name inside a litter box and then wait for a kitty to come along and literally do to your ex, what your ex figuratively did to your heart. A post on the shelter’s Facebook page reads, “Our adoptable kitties have your back and will dump all over your ex. Cats can be spiteful creatures, and trust us, they are more than happy to take a #2 on your former #1.” The “Dumps for the Dumped” promotion ends Friday.

What’s your go-to drink on a first date – and does it matter? Apparently, it does. A survey found that 79% of respondents said a person’s choice of alcoholic beverage is important on a first date. And what is the most romantic beverage? 41% said red wine, followed by champagne (38%) and white wine (37%). The least romantic drinks? Vodka and soda and gin and tonic – which got just 14% of the vote. (SWNS)

Music News – Tuesday, February 9

It looks like there will be a new Coldplay album this year.
The British tabloid The Sun had it confirmed by a source close to the band, who tells them that Chris Martin and company have been recording throughout the pandemic lockdown. The insider claims they’ve been “dropping hints” about it for a while, but that their ninth album is “finally getting off the ground.” It’s got a working title already, Music of the Spheres. That tidbit is supported by a visit to the website of Britain’s Intellectual Property Office, where you can find the band’s trademark application for it.
It will reportedly be used on “merchandise and everything they’d need for a tour,” according to the source, who adds, “It’s a really exciting time for everyone involved.”

Elton John tells NBC that he still loves making music. “I love it as much now as I did. I don’t like the fame part of it, and I don’t like the technology part of it so much. But, the thrill of the music will never die for me … when you hear somebody young, like Lorde making a record like she did, I am flabbergasted. And it makes you want to write the best song in the world, because you just cannot believe that this music has come out of someone so young, and so brilliant..”

John Mellencamp tells Time magazine that he values his alone time. “I need pretty much complete isolation just to exist. Just to be alive, to live. I prefer not to be around a lot of people. I don’t know that that has much to do with being an artist, but that’s just the way I prefer to live and that’s why I live where I live. I live on 86 acres in the middle of nowhere, and I get to a town if I need supplies.”

The Happy Headline of the Day – Monday, February 8

A California man had his wallet returned after losing it in Antarctica … 53 years ago.
Paul Grisham was serving in the Navy back in 1967 as a meteorologist — and spent 13 months monitoring the weather in Antarctica.
Somehow, he lost his wallet down there and — after returning home — never thought he’d see it again.
Well, workers in Antarctica demolished an old building and, behind a locker, found Paul’s wallet. It had Paul’s Navy ID, his driver’s license, a tax statement, and records of his poker winnings.
Stephen Decato, who was doing research in Antarctica, worked with his daughter Sarah Lindbergh to track down Paul, who is now 91 years old and living in San Diego, California.
Finally, about a week ago, Stephen and Sarah were able to send Paul his long-lost wallet.
Sarah described the mission and all the detective work they did to find Paul as “feel-good thing to do,” explaining that Stephen “is proud to have things in their rightful places.” (Daily Mail)

The Daily Dish – Monday, February 8

Legendary actor Christopher Plummer has died. He was 91.
Born and raised in Montreal, Plummer started out acting in both English and French. But his turn as Captain Georg von Trapp in The Sound of Music, opposite Julie Andrews, catapulted him into superstardom in English-language productions.
Other notable films include The Man Who Would Be King, Battle of Britain, Waterloo, Twelve MonkeysA Beautiful MindNational Treasure and Syriana. He worked nearly to the end of his life, also winning acclaim for his role in the hit mystery Knives Out. He had an Oscar, two Tonys and two Emmys on his mantel.

Who says superheroes don’t get hurt? Thor star Chris Hemsworth was rushed to the hospital over the weekend after suffering an “acute back injury,” possibly delaying production on the next movie in the franchise.
Chris was taken to the emergency room in Gold Coast, Australia, about 30 miles north of his home in Byron Bay. He needed to travel to reach orthopedic spinal specialists. A friend said the facilities at Byron Bay Hospital “were not adequate” to treat his injuries.
Thor: Love and Thunder is filming in Sydney. Chris urged the studio to shoot in Australia, which has fewer COVID cases than the United States. (Daily Telegraph)

Prince Harry joined James Corden for what could be an epic Carpool Karaoke.
They were safely distanced and outdoors on the top level of an open-air double-decker bus. Los Angeles police escorted the British duo Friday afternoon through the streets of Hollywood. Harry’s private bodyguards were never far away.
An insider told People magazine, “They taped a COVID-appropriate segment of Carpool Karaoke on the double decker. A lot of joking around and laughter. They also chatted about Harry’s life in the United States and his focus now.”

Coffee Talk from Honor Credit Union – Monday, February 8

TODAY IS:
National Football Hangover Day…for obvious reasons.

Going Dutch on the first date is the new norm … A new survey found that 56% of singles think the bill should always be split on the first date. Even those planning to pay for the date have expectations … 68% said they expect their date to at least offer to pay half. (SWNS)

Tip of the day: Don’t put Gorilla Glue or Liquid Nails or any other adhesive on your hair … TikTok might be a treasure trove of awesome beauty tips and styling tricks, but not every person offering advice actually knows what they’re talking about. Case in point, #gorillagluegirl. Chances are you’ve seen the viral video featuring a young woman who ran out of hairspray and decided to use gorilla glue spray adhesive on her head instead. Yeah, she actually did that. Not only did it glue her hair to her head like a Ken doll, but it resulted in a trip to the emergency room. Gorilla Glue even reached out to offer suggestions, but the outlook was grim because apparently her hair had been glued to her head for a month – so treatments like rubbing alcohol combined with shampooing with warm water no longer worked. According to the brand, it’s likely she actually glued her now broken hair to her scalp! Sadly, the hospital sent her home with suggestions for removal, and the latest YouTube video had her and a friend attempting — through much pain — to try to remove the glue. We are all waiting anxiously for updates and hoping for the best, but PSA: Don’t use Gorilla Glue or any adhesive on your hair … ever. (Health)

Forget flowers this Valentine’s Day … You can now get your sweetie a Maine Lobster tail bouquet. Really … what’s more romantic than a lobster dinner? And now you can get a bouquet of them delivered to your door. Each bouquet kit comes with four 5- to 6-ounce lobster tails straight from Maine waters. And the best part? It helps support local lobster men and women. Click here for all the details. (Eating Well)

Music News – Monday, February 8

Taylor Swift tells The Guardian newspaper that the music business can sometimes feel like ‘The Hunger Games’. “Pop music can feel like it’s The Hunger Games, and like we’re gladiators. And you can really lose focus of the fact that that’s how it feels because that’s how a lot of Twitter and tabloids and blogs make it seem – the overanalyzing of everything makes it feel really intense.”

TMZ says Phil Collins’ ex-wife, Orianne Cevey, made over $2 million dollars selling her clothing, jewelry and Phil’s gold records. Some of his records sold for as much as $22,000.

Jon Bon Jovi tells The Guardian newspaper that his house is surprisingly normal. “My life is much more normal than one would imagine. There are no platinum records hanging anywhere in my house. The trappings of rock stardom were never a part of my home.”

Mick Fleetwood tells Classic Rock magazine that he can’t remember two years of his life because he partied so hard after making the ”Rumours” album. “It got out of hand way after the making of ‘Rumours’. I remember not working for two years. I can’t even remember what I did. I was the party animal in the band, for sure. I wanted venture to say, Stevie was a close second.”