NOVEMBER 18, 2019

There’s a ton of chaos on the news, and so last week it was amazing to have the release of Disney+ . . . a nice, wholesome reprieve from all the depravity in the world. Apparently that was just a very short-lived fantasy. Now, even Disney+ has been corrupted. Hackers started breaking into users’ accounts WITHIN HOURS of the Disney+ launch last Tuesday.  They logged in – removed all the original user’s devices – and changed their password and username. That gave them complete control over the account, which they then placed up for sale on the dark web.  Some were priced as low as $3, while others went for $11. Disney+ costs $6.99 a month, so why were shady people willing to buy these accounts?   Probably most of them were pre-paid for at least a year, or maybe the buyers are from countries that don’t currently have access to Disney+. The hackers reportedly got in because the users had the same email / password combo they’d used on other sites.  Disney hasn’t commented.

 

Thanksgiving is FILLED with traditions that are passed down through generations – food, drinks, parades, football, decorations, and suffering through hours with extended family members. But SARAH MICHELLE GELLAR and FREDDIE PRINZE JR. enjoy a “tradition-less Thanksgiving.” Freddie says, “There are no rules . . . I want people to feel like they can do what they want to do . . .”[Sarah] did Thanksgiving donuts one year. Powdered donuts with coffee as our dessert.” He adds that they make sure they have enough wine.  And that their 10-year-old daughter loves to cook, and she makes “the salad and the squash.”

 

ROB GRONKOWSKI started off the year on a high note announcing his retirement, and going out on top. But ever since then, he’s is constantly shifting between insisting that he’s NOT coming out of retirement, and then hinting that he IS. Over the weekend, he teased a “big announcement” that’s coming tomorrow.  “It’s going to be fun.  It’s going to be wild.  It’s going to be a good time.  Come check out my Instagram page, this Tuesday, 9:00 A.M. E.T.” Maybe he’s rejoining Tom Brady and the New England Patriots. The deadline for players to return to the NFL this year is November 30th. But it’s hard to believe him.  He’s pulled this stunt before.  In August, he got everyone excited, announcing he was getting into the CBD business.

 

During his Sunday Service yesterday, KANYE WEST called himself “the greatest artist that God has ever created,” and pointed out what an awesome thing it is that God is now using him for His own purposes.

 

 

KELLY OSBOURNE says her family is as close as it’s ever been to reaching a deal to bring back “The Osbournes”. The show went off the air in 2015 – Kelly says they get several offers a year to resurrect it.

 

PATRICIA HEATON’s husband is accused of inappropriately touching a writer on the set of her CBS series “Carol’s Second Act”. He’s a producer on the show.

 

LUKE COMBS has his first #1 album, after selling 172,000 copies of “What You See Is What You Get”. It’s only the 2nd #1 country album of 2019, after Thomas Rhett’s “Center Point Road” debuted at the top in June.

 

The over-hyped “Charlie’s Angels” movie was a dud, making only $8.6 million in its opening weekend. “Ford vs. Ferrari” won the box office with $31 million.

 

Last week Forbes dropped their list of the 20 highest-earning country stars. They included all income sources – music sales, tours, hosting TV shows, clothing lines, and liquor brands. Here’s the Top 10:

  1. Luke Bryan, $42.5 million.

2: Zac Brown Band, $38.5 million.

  1. Keith Urban, $35 million
  2. Blake Shelton, $32 million
  3. Kenny Chesney, $31 million
  4. Eric Church, $30 million
  5. Shania Twain, $29 million
  6. Florida Georgia Line, $26 million
  7. Garth Brooks, $24 million
  8. Jason Aldean, $23.5 million

Toby Keith, who is usually near the top, came in at #11 with $21 million. Tim McGraw is 13th with $18 million, and Faith Hill is 17th with $15 million.  There were six women in the Top 20. In addition to Faith and Shania . . . the other four females are Dolly Parton, Carrie Underwood, Miranda Lambert, and Lady Antebellum with Hillary Scott.

 

The feud between Taylor Swift and Big Machine has reached a scary new level. A source says Big Machine Label Group’s headquarters in Nashville was forced to shut down early on Friday due to direct and hostile death threats being made to employees of the company. The source believes that Taylor Swift fans are going to extremes to leak personal contact information and addresses of company employees — not just Scooter Braun and Scott Borchetta. The news comes after Swift took to social media on Thursday to allege that Braun, Borchetta, and her former label, Big Machine Records, are preventing her from performing a medley of her hits at the American Music Awards and stalling production on a planned Netflix documentary. Big Machine said in a statement to ET on Friday that, “At no point did we say Taylor could not perform on the AMAs or block her Netflix special. In fact, we do not have the right to keep her from performing live anywhere.”

ERIC CHURCH threw shade at Garth Brooks during his show on Saturday in Washington D.C. While performing the Waylon Jennings’ classic “Are You Sure Hank Done It This Way”. “I know Garth didn’t do it this way.” It’s a slam on Garth winning CMA Entertainer of Year.  Eric was also nominated, and a lot of people thought he earned it with his Double Down Tour.

 

DONNY & MARIE’s 11-year Las Vegas residency came to an end on Saturday.

 

JAMES HOLZHAUER won the “Jeopardy!” Tournament of Champions.

 

 

“Monday Night Football” at 8:15 on ESPN. The Los Angeles Chargers host the Kansas City Chiefs.

 

“Dancing with the Stars” at 8:00 p.m. on ABC. The five remaining celebrities for the live semifinals are James Van Der Beek, Lauren Alaina, Fifth Harmony’s Ally Brooke, Kel Mitchell, and “Bachelorette” Hannah Brown.

 

“The Voice” at 8:00 p.m. on NBC.

 

 

Nathan Kress is 27 (Freddie on iCarly)

T.J. Osborne of the Brothers Osborne is 35.

Megyn Kelly is 49.

Owen Wilson is 51.

Mickey Mouse is 91.

 

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