• Following that deadly train crash on Monday that left three dead in Washington state, Alaska airlines has cut airfares from Seattle to Portland to help out travelers. 
  • Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez hopped a private jet last Saturday and flew from L.A. to Seattle, then slipped into a place called the Sugar Factory in the Seattle burb of Bellevue. There, they spent some romantic one-on-one time in the Chocolate Lounge, where they indulged in a frosty 60 oz. drink called the Ocean Blue. 
  • TMZ says that Selena's mom is so upset about her getting back together with the Biebs that she's been hospitalized. 
  • Samsung has announced some mid-range Galaxy phones are on the way, the A8 and the A8-plus. 
  • Did you know that all of Bill Murray's brothers, Bill, Joel and Brian, all appeared with him in the movie, "Scrooged?" 
  • Putting the ex in Xmas, J-Lo and ex-husband Marc Anthony were spotted together in New York City. 
  • Get this -- Britain's biggest ever warship, the new $4.2 billion aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth, has a leak and needs repairs. 
  • Mark Salling played Puck on "Glee." This week, he pled guilty to possessing child pornography and most likely will be off to 4-7 years in prison. 
  • Enrique Iglesias and Anna Kournikova are parents: a boy and a girl named Nicholas and Lucy-born on December 16. How gorgeous are those babies? 
  • The Dow has risen over 5,000 points in a year for the first time ever in its history. 
  • Researchers at UCLA and the University of Wisconsin-Madison have confirmed that microscopic fossils discovered in a nearly 3.5 billion-year-old piece of rock in Western Australia are the oldest fossils ever found and indeed the earliest direct evidence of life on Earth. 
  • Jack in the Box has sold off Qdoba to an investment firm, for $305 million. 
  • A guy in Cincinnati who puts up a zombie nativity scene each year says this will be his last. Too many hassles about it. 
  • In Ireland, two straight senior men are getting married because, by doing that, one won't have to pay an inheritance tax on a house when the other dies. 
  • Nationally, permits for single-family housing units hit an all-time high in November. 
  • Mark Wahlberg says he hopes to get down to 6% body fat for his next movie. 
  • ISIS has put out a video, claiming that it has hacked the U.S. Army and State Department and is sending assassins to employees' homes. 
  • Berkshire-Hathaway stock has hit $300,000 a share. Yes, you should have. 
  • Robin Wright is going to star in the final season of "House of Cards." 
  • NBC is working on reviving "The Office." Do you want it back? 
  • Sarah Palin's son, Track, was arrested over the weekend after coming over and beating up his father. He was charged with felony first-degree burglary and misdemeanor fourth-degree assault. 
  • The new leader of Austria is Sebastian Kurz and he's 31 years old. 


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