JANUARY 18, 2019

Here’s an Internet challenge: Defend your favorite villain.  Here are a few examples:

  1. Tom from “Tom & Jerry”: “That’s his job. He’s a cat and there’s literally a rodent in the house.”
  2. The Trix Rabbit: “All he wanted was a bowl of cereal and those kids never offered him some, so he turned to a life of crime thieving the cereal.
  3. Gaston from “Beauty and the Beast”: “In any other Disney movie, he would be the hero.
  4. Benny the landlord in “Rent”: “He just wanted them to pay their rent.

 

A New Orleans woman touched JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE’s hand, and now she wants to spread the love. For a price. The woman went to Justin’s “Man of the Woods” show at the Smoothie King Center the other night, then posted a picture of her hand, along with this offer: “For sale, $2.00.  Last night I attended the Justin Timberlake concert.  He touched this hand FIVE times.  If you would like to have a feel it’s $2 a touch.  Cash only.  Will [accept] change.”

 

PRINCE PHILIP is 97 years old. Yesterday he was out driving a Land Rover, when he got into an accident. He hit another car, and FLIPPED OVER.  That other car was carrying two women and a baby . . . and thankfully, it seems like everyone will be okay, although one of the women had a broken arm. Initially, Philip was trapped in his vehicle, and rescuers say he kept shouting, “My legs, where should I put my legs!”  It’s unclear who was at fault, but Philip said that he couldn’t see because he was, “dazzled by the sun.” When he was pulled from the wreckage, he was “conscious but very, very shocked and shaken.”

 

MIKE TYSON decided to get his pet tigers while he was in prison, during a phone call with his car dealer. He says the guy mentioned how cool it would be to own exotic animals, so Mike asked him to get him some tiger cubs.

 

MAREN MORRIS hit up Instagram to announce she’s bringing some friends along on her “Girl: The World Tour.” She’s talking about RAEYLNN and CASSADEE POPE who will be opening select dates. It’ll get started March 9th in Chicago, and hit some two-dozen cities before heading overseas. She also released the lyric video to her new song “Girl”.   Despite the title, “Girl” is NOT just for, well, girls. ” It’s for everyone because I think everyone sort of needs to hear this message right now of I know it’s chaotic in the world and you can’t always silence that inner critic, but all-in-all everything is going to be okay.’ And to hear that over and over that everything’s going to be okay, is really therapeutic.”

 

Netflix’s “Bird Box” movie contains stock footage of a REAL-LIFE train derailment in Canada that killed 47 people. A lot of people want the footage removed, but it doesn’t sound like Netflix will edit it out.

 

KEVIN HART will star in the “Monopoly” movie. It’s been in development for a decade now, so apparently this is a sign that it’s actually getting off the ground.

 

MORGAN WALLEN’s career is just getting started, but he’s certainly doing well. He had a Top Five single with Florida Georgia Line on “Up Down” and he co-wrote Jason Aldean’s hit “You Make It Easy”. But no matter how famous he gets, there are people close to him who will never let any of that go to his head. “My 91-year-old great-grandma would get out of her chair and whip me if I start acting like I’m some star or something like that.  I hope that’s the way it always is.” He says she passed that attitude down to the whole family.

 

JUSTIN BIEBER and HAILEY BALDWIN are going to have another wedding, and this time they’re inviting friends and family. It’ll happen the weekend of March 1st, somewhere in L.A.

 

MICHELLE OBAMA’s movie “Becoming” now has the longest streak at #1 on Amazon since “Fifty Shades of Grey” in 2012.

 

This year’s “Grammy” performers will include Dan + Shay, and Kacey Musgraves.

 

Gladys Knight announced that she would be singing the national anthem at The Big Game. She captioned a photo with the announcement, “Atlanta, I’m coming home!” Earlier this week, the NFL confirmed that Maroon 5, Travis Scott and Outkast’s Big Boi would be playing the halftime show.  The date is February 3 at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta.

 

It was pretty obvious that “US Weekly” had flimsy evidence about BLAKE SHELTON and GWEN STEFANI being on the verge of getting engaged. GossipCop.com must have been feeling it too because they asked Gwen’s people about it . . . and were told that it’s “not true.”

 

OLD DOMINION released a video to a new song called “One Man Band”. It’s one of the tracks on their upcoming third album. MATTHEW RAMSEY says you can expect something very real this time around. “The new music we are making is some of the most honest we’ve ever written.  I can’t wait to hear what people think about this side of us.”

 

REBA MCENTIRE appears to be about as happy as a person can get these days. And I think we all know her boyfriend Skeeter is one of the reasons.  She just posted a bunch of photos of them keeping each other warm in the frigid temps of Jackson Hole, Wyoming.

Friday on Netflix: The series premiere of “Carmen Sandiego”.  It stars Gina Rodriguez as the voice of Carmen, a master thief taking on a global conspiracy.

 

Jason Segel is 39.

Kevin Costner is 64.

 

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