The top New Years resolution last year was to lose weight, followed by getting organized and spending less. This was based on a journal by the University of Scranton. But what about the resolution to have more fun? The time for following through with resolutions is now. The year 2015 has been declared the Year of the Sheep according to Chinese zodiacs. Sheep produce lambs. Lambs are featured in the movie “Silence of the Lambs.” That movie has lotion in it. It puts the lotion on its skin or else it gets the hose again. Check out which celebrities made the same New Year’s resolution as you.
Mark Zuckerberg made a New Year’s resolution to create a book club and read one book every other week for 12 months. He’s going to become the new Oprah’s book club, just picture it! “I’m excited for my reading challenge. I’ve found reading books very intellectually fulfilling. Books allow you to fully explore a topic and immerse yourself in a deeper way than most media today,” said Zuckerberg. Watch those timelines blow up with reading material.
Iggy Azalea will probably make a resolution to be more fancy, right? “I’m gonna make more of an effort to take care of myself in 2015, stay away from all the drama & hopefully not have any flair ups,” tweeted Azalea. Flair ups do get pretty painful, especially around the pollen season. Invest in a good allergen medicine and stay indoors, Iggy! Don’t go to the middle of Miami with no money and no family like in your song “Work.”
Dave Grohl plans to workout this year! “I’d put fitness in there. Yeah, this is the year,” said Grohl in an ET interview. His band The Foo Fighters is promoting their latest album Sonic Highways. It looks like he’ll be driving down the highways of cardio and possibly protein shakes! They should make a Foo Fighters video game with Foo Fighters fitness levels and downloadable content in the theme of Wii Fit and Mario Kart.
Sam Smith wants to be a little more heartbroken this year. “My New Year’s resolution is to find a man so I can get dumped, and then write a new record about the pain,” said Smith. Hey, that sounds like how Adele wrote her record-breaking album “21.” With her level of success, who can blame him? Bring on the smashing sequel to “Stay With Me.” Or team up with Adele! That would be world-shattering.
Rex Ryan has a potty mouth problem. The New York Jets coach said, “I’m trying not to cuss. That’s it. I don’t cuss in front of reporters. I just cuss on the field sometimes.” He should watch the “Simpsons” episode where Marge suggests Homer put a quarter in a swear jar for every swear. Homer ended up stepping on a nail and said, “Fiddle dee dee, this will require a tetanus shot.” Bring on the swear jar!
Diane von Furstenberg will dust off the yoga mat and practice her downward dog pose. She said she will “take a little bit more of myself and go back to yoga in a big way.” The trend known as Voga would be perfect for her. It uses the art of voguing and mixes it with yoga. Diane recently had her own reality show called “House of DVF” in which she said you don’t have to be a b-word to win a prize.
Don’t worry, be happy. That’s partially what Victoria’s Secret model Shanina Shaik has made as her 2015 resolution. She said she wants to remain herself, remain humble, work hard and just be happy and healthy. She put all the rumors to rest with her ice cream date accompanied by boyfriend Tyson Beckford. Ice cream really does make you happy and healthy! It’s chock full of necessary calories and addictive properties.
Ryan Seacrest has plans for his dog and himself. “Next year I’m going to try to find my dog Ginger a soulmate. And I’ve got to find one for myself. There’s a lot of work I’ve got to do. I know because I’ve lived with me,” said Seacrest. He needs a matchmaking service for dogs. I smell a money-making opportunity for a mobile app! Use your E! Channel connections to gather some investors because you got a goldmine, Seacrest.
Maybe there’s a mobile app to help out Elizabeth Hurley and her sleeping patterns. “Every year, top of my list of new year’s resolutions is eat more healthy, more exercise and go to bed early,” said Hurley. It could play the theme song for “Austin Powers” at the stroke of 8 p.m. to signal her to go to bed! Just don’t drink any caffeine and stay away from the glow of electronics before bedtime, Elizabeth!
It’s hard enough to run your life, but imagine somebody else running it! Jennifer Hudson said, “Ain’t nbody running my life this year based off their so called self-entitlement, that’s my new year’s resolution.” Wait a minute. Who is going up to Jennifer Hudson and saying, “I’m self-entitled. Let me run your life?” They must be out of their mind. Stay strong, Jennifer. Another Academy Award is waiting for you around the corner.
Kendra Wilkinson tweeted about her physical goals. “Staring my New Year resolution today! I will have the body of my dreams by my 30th bday which is June 12th,” she said. It’s anybody’s guess what workout she’ll be seen using on the next episode of her reality show. Classicalite also reported that she was rumored to have started drinking heavily. That’s not how you get a dream body unless your dream is to be a beer belly!
Nick Jonas is planning to “still get jealous” in another language! “My New Year’s resolution this year is to learn how to speak Spanish. That’s a big goal, so we will see if I get to that. Un poquito?” The main thing to remember is subject-verb agreement! You can’t have an articulate sentence without everybody agreeing. Whip out the Pimsleur audiobooks and Rosetta Stone because language learning is a mountain of work.
This is it. The Pokemon moment we’ve been waiting for. Get those Ultra Pokeballs ready. The evolution of a celebrity is upon us. Shailene Woodley has gained enough experience points to advance to the next level. “I’m not a new year’s resolution person. I’m a new year’s evolution person. You don’t need to fix anything just keep evolving it,” said Woodley. Woodley has evolved to Mega Charizard! So long, Pikachu.
Be kind. That’s all that Adam Levine asks of you. “My New years resolution is to address and combat the hideous way people treat each other via social media. Please, be kinder to each other,” tweeted Levine. Yes, social media is a place where angels fear to tread. But this is strange coming from a man who is preying on you tonight to hunt you down and eat you alive just like animals.
Even celebs can’t pry their hands off the phone. It’s a common addiction that will take over. Jason Schwartzman said it all. “They might seem phony, but they’re true. One is to sit down less, and the second is to not have my phone in sight all of the time. I feel like it’s always out. I think I can do a better job of putting it away – it’s distracting,” said the comedian. Snapchat or nah, Schwartzman!
Dr. Oz: “I’m Very Concerned About the Corona Virus, Here’s Why”
While coronaviruses have been known to medical science since the 1960s, few have been anywhere near as dangerous as this new one from the market in Wuhan China.
A coronavirus is typified by its protective shell which resembles a crown or a halo under a microscope. That is where it gets its name. The average coronavirus does little more than cause the symptoms of the common cold, sniffles, cough, flu-like symptoms and so on. Part of the reason that these viruses are so hard to prevent from causing millions of colds each year is their protective shell. They can remain on a surface for hours, sometimes days, before they begin to lose structural integrity. But few trigger symptoms as severe as this one known as 2019-nCoV.
Dr. Oz had this to say about what has become known as the Wuhan Coronavirus, “It’s alarming, this is the big news today, the Chinese leadership is starting to say ‘this incubation period is a lot longer than we thought.’”
If this report is true, it means that many, many more people may be infected than have been reported- or even anticipated. It means that people could be walking around, infected, and not even know it- not taking precautions and spreading the virus everywhere they go. That means anyone who has recently returned from the area around the Wuhan market, where the outbreak started, could be carrying the disease.
At the time of this writing, the total enumerated infection count is over 1,800. The total deaths are approaching 200. Other researchers are suggesting that this virus has a rapid mutation rate. That is particularly terrifying because it is what made the HIV-AIDS virus so difficult to treat.
At present, the World Health Organization had laid down a series of suggestions to help people avoid infection.
They advise that anyone who may come into contact with the virus should:
- Wash their hands frequently
- Maintain good sanitation on and around all frequently used objects and surfaces
- Avoid centers of mass travel such as airports
- Sneeze and cough into the elbow or a tissue
- Take immunity-boosting supplements like vitamin C
The source of the infection is believed to have come from a specific market in Wuhan, where live animals were kept in stalls for sale and trade. Researchers believe the virus came from either a snake or a bat. The initial cases of illness were reported in December 2019 by employees of the Wuhan market. That market is now shut down for the foreseeable future.
As health officials struggle to understand the virus and contain its progress, other researchers are asking even more startling questions. The shell of this virus is similar to the shell of a virus created in a university research lab in 2015 at the University of North Carolina. What’s more, there is a known military biological weapons lab in Wuhan China.
If these reports are true, it could have serious implications, not only for global health- but for relations between the US and China.
Big Brother Contestants Make How Much on the Show?!?
Big Brother has been a wildly popular, dramatic reality TV game show since 2000. Audiences are captivated by the twists, the turns, the strange alliances, and the betrayals. The show is based on a Dutch program with the same premise which also became wildly popular in Spain and Germany before the reboot came to America.
As the US version grew in popularity, the producers eventually made it possible for fans to watch the contestants on a non-live streaming video feed available 24 hours a day seven days a week. Yes, the contestants on Big Brother are now on display to be viewed by anyone in the world at every waking moment. How they avoid getting caught in their all-togethers or during toilet breaks, we don’t know. Maybe they have certain camera-safe areas to which they can retreat.
Later on, the house the Big Brother contestants live in was stripped of all communication devices- depriving them of contact with the outside world. That is- except for the live feeds the public has unfettered access to. So, if one of them was being held hostage, we suppose they could let us know.
So the question came up of, how much do the contestants really earn? By playing the game they have the chance to make friends, or enemies, become Internet sensations, and to win half a million dollars. But, given everything they have to put up with; being ripped out of their lives, possibly losing jobs, experiencing the anguish of betrayal- all while being on public display- do they get anything else?
According to a report by Reality Blurred, a site that follows the happenings of reality TV stars, programs, and related matters- the contestants “[…] receive $750 per week that they’re in the house.”
Any pay they receive while in the jury house is harder to account for since nothing about it appears on the contract. However, it is believed that contestants receive consolation prizes during their time out of the main house. It also seems reasonable that the consolation prizes received in the jury house should be worth at least $500 since keeping them away from other gainful employment for less than that would be near to slavery. (We’re looking at you, jury duty.)
However, while the big prize on Big Brother is a cool half-million on top of what the contestants earn as their weekly salary, in reality- they have much more to gain in Internet stardom.
Many former Big Brother players have gone on to lucrative careers as influencers on Instagram, Facebook, YouTube, and other social media sites. While any gains from that are unlikely to be as exhilarating as half a million in fast cash- the best of them certainly earn more than that over the long term.
So, it would appear that our curiosity MacGuffins on Big Brother are at least doing as well as someone earning minimum wage- while essentially fooling around Truman Show style.
Single Mom Irina Shayk, Happy Single
Those in the public spotlight seem to be an open book. Their every move seems to is covered by gossip sites. Their whereabouts are nearly always and it seems as if we are updated on who’s dating who and what luxurious vacation they are on.
That’s why it is surprising that Irina Shayk and Bradley Cooper kept their relationship under wraps for so long, dating all the way back to 2015. The couple was first spotted together after the actor and model were first seen in 2015. Cooper split from Suki Waterhouse and Shayk ended her five-year relationship with soccer player Cristiano Ronaldo.
The couple was first seen together at a Broadway show, then shortly thereafter, the White House Correspondents’ dinner. Things seemed to move quickly from there. Within months the couple moved in together, soon they announced they were expecting.
Work Gets in the Way:
Irina, who has been quiet about her relationship and breakup with Bradley Cooper, recently spoke up about their relationship.
The couple ended their relationship in 2019, on the heels of the release of the stars’ remake of a Star is Born. The on-screen chemistry between Bradley Cooper and his co-star, Stefani Germanotta, better known as Lady Gaga, sent tongues wagging. Rumors were raging that the two co-stars were in a relationship based on their pationate adaption of the film.
Irina set the record straight in some recent interviews about the end of their relationship. According to Shayk, the couple hadn’t been getting along for quite some time. After the baby was born, Shayk was hoping that Cooper would put their family first and slow down his busy working schedule. She was secretly hoping that after A Star is Born was released and the promotional tour was over, he would spend more time at home. That was not the case.
Irina, 33, was ready to settle into family life. This included getting married and more children. But the marriage never happened, and Cooper’s work schedule was as busy as ever.
Irina felt that her expectations weren’t met and she didn’t have the commitment level she wanted from Cooper. Shortly after the Award season in June 2019, the news broke that the couple had split. Irina had taken baby Lea and moved out of the couples Los Angeles home.At first, the separation was thought to be temporary. Both partners have decided that they are better apart than together.
The couple continues to co-parent their daughter, but it seems like the couple are happty being apart. They both seem to be quite content focusing on their child and carreers.
Irina recently said that “life without Cooper” and being a single mom is “new ground.” She also said that just because two people are great on their own, they are not always good together.
Irina is a strong woman, and while she often feels overwhelmed being a single-mom, she’s ready for the challenge. Both parents are dedicated to doing what is best for their child and are curently working on a visitation schedule.