• 5-time NBA champ Kobe Bryant was killed in a helicopter crash in California on Sunday. He was 41.
  • Wendy Williams announced that she is fully divorced.
  • The popular portraits of Barack and Michelle Obama are temporarily leaving the Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery in Washington, DC, for a five-city tour. They're off for Chicago, Brooklyn, Los Angeles, Atlanta and Houston.
  • Just for the weekend, to celebrate Burns Night in Scotland, one ice cream story was offering Haggis Ice Cream.
  • The Lunar New Year began on Saturday. Happy New Year. If you're interested, it's the Year of the Pig.
  • The word is that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle chose Harry's former nanny as the godmother for little Archie, while Harry's good friends Mark Dyer and Charlie van Straubenzee are two of his godfathers.
  • It's looking more and more like the new arena being built for their incoming NHL team could be called, "The Amazon Arena."
  • Kotex is using red fluid that looks like menstrual blood in new ads, replacing the weird blue demonstration liquid seen for decades. Cora, a startup that sells feminine-care products, started using red fluid in ads in 2018. But Kotex looks like the biggest brand yet to latch onto a movement to end squeamishness around women's health.
  • The Oakland Raiders have officially changed their name to the Las Vegas Raiders.
  • The Doomsday Clock is the closest it's ever been to Midnight, just 100 seconds before.
  • James Taylor has a new album of standards coming out in late February and is going to tour this summer with Jackson Browne.
  • HBO has a new animated series coming out, based on the Royal Family called "The Prince," in which Orlando Bloom will provide the voice for the Prince Harry character.
  • According to a new survey, more than half of American adults consider themselves "lonely."


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