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12/7/2022: People’s Choice Awards Winners
PLUS: Shoeless Shoplifting; Biden Avoids the Border; and King Charles Egged Again
Today is Wednesday, December 7, 2022.
It is the 341st day of the year.
24 days remain.
Morocco landed in Twitter’s Top 10 Trends on Tuesday after the men’s soccer team sent Spain’s team packing.
Walter Payton was trending yesterday after the NFL revealed the 32 nominees for the 2022 Walter Payton Man of Year award. More in Sports.
Twitter users celebrated St. Nicholas Day Tuesday by reminding others of his giving.
The Office was trending after actress Mindy Kaling called the show “inappropriate.” More in Casting Call.
Buzzfeed is joining the wave of layoffs as tech and media companies grapple with bloated staff amid an economic contraction their newsrooms insist aren’t happening.
The listmaking and food-prep-video site is culling 12% of its staff, amounting to about 180 staffers getting axed. In an all-hands email, CEO JONAH PERETTI noted that staff salaries are the biggest cost at the company and the simplest way to cut overall costs.
Archeologists have discovered ancient human burial artifacts at a housing development outside London, shedding light on what they believe to be the early days of Christianity in Britain.
The find includes a gold and gemstone necklace they believe belonged to a Christian religious leader circa mid-600s AD. The find itself features a gold pendant with a cross alongside other precious stones.
Eventually, the archeology team hopes the find makes it into a museum.
Police in a suburb of Portland are looking for a convenience store thief who made off with a case of beer without paying – and left his shoes behind at the scene.
The shoes appear to be a red-and-white pair of Nike Air Force 1s; one has white shoelaces while the other is red.
No theories yet as to why they were left behind at all.
Apple is in more legal trouble over its AirTag devices – which are useful for both absent-minded people who want to keep track of their things and stalkers who want to keep track of other peoples’ things.
A new proposed class action suit says there aren’t enough proactive ways for people to protect themselves by being tracked by the devices, which cost less than $30 and are the size of a coin. The two women bringing the suit were both victims of stalking by exes.
Earlier this year, Apple released an update that notifies iPhone users if there’s an unidentified AirTag nearby. This suit seeks unspecified damages for those who have been stalked by the devices.
Want to be your very own evil genius?
Pick any spot on a map of the Earth, create your own asteroid, and launch it, and you’ll get a detailed readout of the impact – from casualties, to the sound of the explosion, to the size of the fireball.
BY THE NUMBERS
📈 The Dow lost 350 points (1.03%) to close at 33,596 on Tuesday. The S&P lost 57 points (1.44%) to close at 3,941 and the Nasdaq lost 225 points (2.00%) to close at 11,014.
🛢 West Texas Intermediate slid to $74; Brent Crude to $79.
⛽ The national average price of a gallon of gas was $3.38 on Tuesday.
₿ Bitcoin was volatile but mostly flat on the day Tuesday, trading around $17,000.
🛩 There were 2,260 flights delayed within, into, or out of the United States on Tuesday and 97 such cancellations.
Top 5 Fiction & Nonfiction Books Currently on the New York Times Best Sellers List:
“It Starts With Us,” Colleen Hoover
“The Choice,” Nora Roberts
“It Ends With Us,” Colleen Hoover
“Verity,” Colleen Hoover
“Where the Crawdads Sing,” Delia Owens
“The Light We Carry,” Michelle Obama
“Friends, Lovers And The Big Terrible Thing,” Matthew Perry
“I’m Glad My Mom Died,” Jennette McCurdy
“So Help Me God,” Mike Pence
“The Body Keeps the Score,” Bessel van der Kolk
Boxing referee MILLS LANE has died.
His son, Terry Lane, confirmed the news telling ESPN that he died in his home in Reno, Nevada on Tuesday morning surrounded by family members. No other details about his death were shared.
Mills was the referee during the infamous match between EVANDER HOLYFIELD and MIKE TYSON, when Tyson bit Holyfield’s ear.
He was 85.
Actor KEVIN MCKIDD, 49, and his wife, ARIELLE GOLDRATH MCKIDD, 34, are calling it quits.
According to court documents, obtained by PEOPLE magazine, Arielle officially filed for divorce on Monday, citing irreconcilable differences.
She has requested joint legal custody of their two kids, and has petitioned the court to restore her original name.
The couple tied the knot in 2017. They first announced their separation in July.
Actress NIA LONG, 51, and former Boston Celtics head coach IME UDOKA, 45, have called it quits on their 13-year long relationship.
The split comes after Udoka cheated on Long with a female subordinate within the Celtics organization.
After confirming the news to PEOPLE magazine, a rep for Long said that the two are “fully committed to co-parenting their son [Kez].”
The Trump Organization was convicted on multiple counts of shirking tax law Tuesday. At the center of the scandal was Trump Organization CFO ALLEN WEISBERG, who testified during the trial to knowingly circumventing tax reporting rules to lower his tax liability. In most cases, the company paid for things like rent and cars without disclosing it as compensation.
When sentenced next month, the company could get hit with up to a $1.6 million fine.
IN OTHER WORDS: If you thought this was the case that would finally do Trump in, keep thinking.
REGARDLESS: Trump’s lawyers say they’ll appeal the decision on the grounds that the company shouldn’t be punished for a single employee’s actions.
President JOE BIDEN visited Arizona Tuesday – not to get a handle on the illegal immigration crisis, but to tout the CHIPS act passed through Congress earlier this year.
When asked by a reporter why he wouldn’t at least visit the border since he was so close, Biden flippantly said, “Because there are more important things going on.”
IF WE HAD A FAIR MEDIA, some JIM ACOSTA type would ask, “what’s more important that American kids getting killed by Fentanyl smuggled in over a porous border?” but we don’t have a fair media and Jim Acosta is a hack.
BY THE WAY: More than 2.3 million people were arrested while crossing the border last year. And those are just the ones who were caught, many of whom have since been allowed to stay in the country, anyway.
No winner for Monday night’s Powerball drawing. Tonight’s drawing will be for a $100 million jackpot or a $52.9 million cash payout.
The 2022 People’s Choice Awards aired last night. KENAN THOMPSON returned to host the evening’s festivities.
And the winners are…
Best - “Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness”
Comedy - “The Adam Project”
Action - “Top Gun: Maverick”
Drama - “Don’t Worry Darling”
Male Star - Chris Hemsworth, “Thor: Love and Thunder”
Female Star - Elizabeth Olsen, “Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness”
Drama Star - Austin Butler, “Elvis”
Comedy Star - Adam Sandler, “Hustle”
Action Star - Elizabeth Olsen, “Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness”
Best - “Stranger Things'“
Drama - “Grey’s Anatomy”
Comedy - “Never Have I Ever”
Reality - “The Kardashians”
Competition - “The Voice”
Male Star - Noah Schnapp, “Stranger Things”
Female Star - Ellen Pompeo, “Grey’s Anatomy”
Drama Star - Mariska Hargitay, “Law & Order: SVU”
Comedy Star - Selena Gomez, “Only Murders in the Building”
Daytime Talk Show - “The Kelly Clarkson Show”
Nighttime Talk Show - “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon”
Competition Contestant - Selma Blair, “Dancing With the Stars”
Reality Star - Khloe Kardashian, “The Kardashians”
Binge Worthy Show - “Dahmer - Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story”
Sci-Fi/Fantasy - “Stranger Things”
Male Artist - Harry Styles
Female Artist - Taylor Swift
Group - BTS
Song - “About Damn Time,” Lizzo
Album - “Midnights,” Taylor Swift
Country Artist - Carrie Underwood
Latin Artist - Becky G
New Artist - Latto
Music Video - “Anti-Hero,” Taylor Swift
Collaboration Song - “Left And Right,” Charlie Puth ft. Jung Kook
Concert Tour - BTS Permission To Dance On Stage
Social Celebrity - Selena Gomez
Social Star - MrBeast
Comedy Act - Kevin Hart: Reality Check
Game Changer - Serena Williams
Podcast - “Archetypes”
KRISTIE ALLEY passed away from colon cancer.
Her family said the actress was diagnosed shortly before her death.
Colon cancer is the third most common cancer in the world, after lung and breast cancer. About 1 in 25 women in the US will be diagnosed with the disease in their lifetime, according to the American Cancer Society.
ANNE HECHE had cocaine in her system at the time of her fiery car crash, according to the actress’ autopsy and toxicology report.
The results, obtained by TMZ, show that Heche also had fentanyl in her system, though that is believed to have been administered at the hospital where she was treated after the crash.
She had no alcohol in her system, despite much speculation to the contrary.
Many may recall that Heche crashed her Mini Cooper into a home on August 5, which almost immediately burst into flames. She was pulled from the wreckage and quickly fell into a coma. She was declared brain dead on August 11.
A new lawsuit from five women who used to work with BILL COSBY on “The Cosby Show,” claim he sexually assaulted them.
In the suit, the women state that Cosby initially acted as a mentor to them, but turned into a predator, which they say he was able to do because they were “young and vulnerable.”
Cosby’s rep says the claims are “not new” and that the women only filed the “frivolous suit” because they are upset that he didn’t serve the full 10 year sentence he was given in 2018.
WHOOPI GOLDBERG has a clause in her will that prevents sanctioned biopics from being made about her life.
After her “View” co-host SUNNY HOSTIN said that people will be “chomping at the bit” to make a biographical film about her, Goldberg revealed that her will blocks that from happening.
AUBREY O’DAY called DONALD TRUMP JR her “soulmate” in her first public interview about their rumored affair.
The former Danity Kane bandmander described their relationship to Page Six as “intense, love-filled.” She said it began in 2011, after the two met on “Celebrity Apprentice” and ended when he chose to “go be the president’s son.”
Don Jr. was married to VANESSA TRUMP at the time, and insiders claim when his family -- specifically his dad, DONALD TRUMP -- found out about the affair they all told him to end it.
As for why O’Day waited until now to speak out, she told the outlet that she didn’t want to “hurt him.”
Director AVA DUVERNAY is the first Black woman to be featured on a pint of Ben & Jerry’s ice cream.
The Oscar-nominated filmmaker created her very own flavor -- Lights! Caramel! Action! -- which contains vanilla ice cream with salted caramel and graham cracker swirls and pieces of chocolate chip cookie dough.
The sweet treat will be available in January.
BONNIE ROTTEN has had another change of heart and decided to file for divorce from JESSE JAMES again.
She filed Tuesday in Texas, just one day after calling off her first filing and writing on Instagram that she wants to make the marriage work.
No word as to what changed her mind again.
As previously reported, the couple are expecting their first child.
MINDY KALING recently spoke about why she doesn’t think a potential reunion or reboot of “The Office” could happen.
During an interview on “Good Morning America” the former star called the show “so inappropriate” by today’s standards, explaining that “what offends people has changed so much now.”
The sentiment was shared by Kaling’s co-star STEVE CARRELL in 2018 when he was asked by Collider about a potential reboot. “I think it’s maybe best to leave well enough alone and just let it exist as what it was,” he explained.
All episodes of “The Office” are currently available on Peacock.
“Wednesday” is now Netflix’s third most popular English-language TV series ever, behind “Stranger Things” Season 4 and “Dahmer - Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story.”
Since it dropped on November 16, the show has grossed more than 752.5 million hours viewed.
Starring JENNY ORTEGA as the titular character, the series follows Wednesday Addams’ years at Nevermore Academy, where she thwarts a monstrous killing spree and investigates a murder-mystery that involved her parents 25 years earlier.
THE DAILY KARDASHOPUS
SNOOP DOGG is the ambassador for KIM KARDASHIAN’s holiday SKIMS campaign.
Kim revealed the news in an Instagram post, sharing photos of Snoop and his family dressed in a variety of SKIMS holiday pajama sets.
Snoop also shared the snaps on his own Instagram page.
WE’LL NEVER BE ROYALS
Another egg was hurled at KING CHARLES, this time as he did a walkabout in St. George’s Square in Lutton.
Bodyguards quickly intervened and moved the monarch away from the scene. Appearing to be unfazed by the incident, Charles continued with his walkabout.
The egg-hurler was arrested, per Bedfordshire Police.
The incident comes about a month after a 23-year-old man threw an egg at Charles and QUEEN CONSORT CAMILLA during their visit to York.
The NFL revealed the nominees for the 2022 Walter Payton Man of the Year award yesterday.
The award, first established in 1970, was renamed after the late Hall of Fame running back Walter Payton in 1999. The award honors those who have dedicated their time to philanthropy and community impact.
The 2022 winner will be announced during the NFL Honors before Super Bowl LVII.
DAY OF THE YEAR
National Cotton Candy Day
National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day
International Civil Aviation Day
ON THIS DATE
1787 - The Delaware state legislature ratifies the US Constitution; it was the first State to do so.
By June of the following year, New Hampshire followed suit, becoming the ninth of 13 states to ratify the Constitution, rendering it binding.
The laws of the new government would go into effect March 4, 1789.
1805 - Westward explorers Lewis and Clark build camp at what would become known as Fort Clatsop, near present-day Portland.
The Winter home was built after the crew laid eyes for the first time on the Pacific Ocean just a couple months earlier. The weather would be too brutal to continue an eastward crossing back across the newly-explored territory.
The area was full of elk and deer, providing plenty of food and resources for the winter. The nearby mountains provided protection from exceedingly inclement weather.
The crew departed Fort Clatsop in March the following year.
1941 - At approximately 7:02 a.m., radar operators stationed at Pearl Harbor in Hawaii spot a fleet of aircraft on the radar headed toward the island. They were expecting American B-17s, so they found no reason to be alarmed.
They were wrong.
More than 360 Japanese fighter planes appeared less than an hour later, attacking the quiet Naval base.
Over 2,400 Americans were killed and 1,200 were wounded. Five of eight battleships were destroyed, three destroyers were sunk, and seven more were left severely damaged.
It was one of the worst foreign attacks on American-held land ever.
The next day the Senate voted 82-to-0 to go to war with Japan.
1987 - Soviet premier Mikhail Gorbachev flies into the United States to meet with President Reagan.
During the visit, the two heads of state would approve the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Force Treaty, which would have each nation do away with stockpiles of ballistic missiles in Europe with ranges between 320 and 3400 miles.
This treaty was unique in that it called for eliminating weapons, not just limiting the number a country could have.
1999 - The Recording Industry Association of America files a lawsuit against music service Napster for allowing free sharing of copyrighted tunes.
The case would define the new rules of file sharing on online networks.
It took almost eight years to tie up the case. Though Napster shut down at first, it later returned as a paid service.
2018 – Kevin Hart steps down as host of the 2019 Oscars after past homophobic statements he made resurface.
Hart was given an ultimatum to either apologize or be replaced. He chose to step down and later posted a video on Instagram where he didn’t apologize or admit any wrongdoing, but instead said he did not want to “contribute to feeding the internet trolls.”
The show would go on host-less for the first time since 1989.
2020 - Bob Dylan sells his entire catalog of more than 600 songs to the Universal Music Publishing Group for over $300 million.
Dylan has sold more than 125 million records and continues to perform worldwide.
Asian Doll - rapper - 26
Nicholas Hoult - actor, “About a Boy” & “The Favourite” - 33
Emily Browning - actress, “Babydoll” & “Sucker Punch” - 34
Jon Moxley - wrestler - 37
John Terry - soccer star - 42
Sara Bareilles - pop singer - 43
Terrell Owens - football player - 49
C Thomas Howell - actor, “The Outsiders” - 56
Larry Bird - basketball player - 66
Ellen Burstyn - actress, “Exorcist” - 90
Born On This Date
Aaron Carter - pop singer - 1987 (d. 2022)
Clarence Nash - voice of Donald Duck - 1904 (d. 1985)
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