OPRAH WINFREY released her 2018 list of “Favorite Things” yesterday. Like a $199 foot massager . . . a $168 adult onesie . . . $78 mittens . . . $144 fingerless gloves . . . a $498 “bamboo bedding bundle” . . . a $249 “smart” picture frame . . . a $198 pitcher . . . a $1,850 bike . . . a $149 pet blanket . . . and a $199 dog DNA test. There’s also the $750 Apple iPhone XR
CHRIS PRATT and ANNA FARIS have settled their divorce. They’ve agreed to live within five miles of each other until their 6-year-old son Jack finishes sixth grade. They’ll also share custody, with a flexible schedule that depends on their work commitments.
JOHNNY DEPP created his Captain Jack Sparrow character by spending a lot of time in his sauna. He says, “I sat in there for as long as I could until it started to affect me mentally. Which is to say, it was very, very hot, as was my brain.”
!! KANE BROWN has been pretty open about being raised by a single mom . . . and how things got so bad that they had to live in a car. Well, things have changed, and now he’s doing what he can to help her out. “My mom’s going through some things right now, and I’m trying to help. My family goes through depression. I did buy her a car for her birthday a year or two ago.” Unfortunately, the depression was keeping her down and she found herself living in her father’s basement. I called her, and I was like, ‘Mom, I want to take care of you, so go pick out an apartment, whichever apartment you want.'” He got her a place, paid for a full year’s rent and insurance in advance . . . and then put her on his payroll so she doesn’t have to get a job if she doesn’t want to.
BROTHERS OSBORNE have a strict “no politics” rule when they’re performing, but offstage and on social media is a different matter . . . they know there are consequences. JOHN OSBORNE says, “People act like we don’t already know that it stands to hurt us. [It’s like] ‘Watch what you say, people are gonna stop buying your records.’ Yeah, we know that. We’re still choosing to say something. “I hope that some people, even if they hate our music, find us being ourselves refreshing.”
VANESSA HUDGENS plays a dual role in the Netflix movie “The Princess Switch”.
STEVE CARELL will host “Saturday Night Live” a week from Saturday.
CARLY PEARCE and RUSSELL DICKERSON announced the details of an 11-city co-headlining tour. The Way Back Tour will kick-off January 24th in Cleveland and wrap March 2nd in Chicago.
!! KIP MOORE did a cover of Pearl Jam’s “Better Man” during a recent tour stop in San Diego.
KENNY CHESNEY will be doing coliseums and arenas on his Songs for the Saints 2019 Tour. “Sometimes it’s about stripping things back, and creating a different kind of experience. I wanted 2019 on the road to get the music to the fans, right where they live, and as always, my team figured out exactly how to help me do that.” Wilkes Barre at the Mohegan Sun
“Thursday Night Football” at 8:00 p.m. on the Fox. The Pittsburgh Steelers host the Carolina Panthers.
Lauren Alaina is 24.
Jack Osbourne is 33.
Courtney Thorne-Smith is 51
Gordon Ramsay is 52
Bonnie Raitt is 69.