Well, it's the Holiday Season, and in my family we say "Merry Christmas", so to you and yours, a "Merry Christmas Season".
I was excited the day after Thanksgiving...so much so, that here is what the FACEBOOK status read:
Loading em up...it's time again to go in search of "the Christmas spirit" as Theresa calls the several drive through light displays we have in the 757 area code. The bigness is catching up with them so much, but, she was still asking me a few weeks ago if we would. Father Christmas, weave your magic this evening. Make this Holiday sing!
The kids and I went out to The Botanical Gardens as our first stop, and the line getting in (which was well deserving the first night of season) caught me in one of those parent moments...and there I was...the guy who always asks "WHY DIDN'T YOU GO BEFORE WE LEFT"...so the FACEBOOK status was this:
If anyone saw a guy running up the waiting line to get in...that was me...headed for the restroom...forgoing my own rule of "WHY DIDNT YA GO BEFORE WE LEFT"...Oh well, good for a slice of humble pie and the kids got to rib me about it, so, I guess that's a win.
Then, it was our turn to get in and see the lights and beauty of The Botanical Gardens! I paid my fare and turned to the kids to say "THIS IS IT!!!" and saw THIS...so I took a picture.
Yep, my troopers had nodded off! Looking at the clock, I realized setting out to go at 8pm was not the best idea...as they normally cork-out around 8:30-8:45pm. So, again it was back to FACEBOOK:
We made the trip and waited in line 45 minutes to get in and 2 out of 3 kids were nodding off...Theresa came back to the party but Charlie was a no-go. I like to say with sugar plums in his noggin.
Even though my son stayed asleep and my daughter was in and out of conciousness, it's a trip I never miss. The lights, the music, and scene were gorgeous. They really do it up beautifully...and I was able to be a kid for a few minutes...so, I took a picture of my "Clark Griswold" face to commemorate the moment and trip.
So again, a happy and merry "Christmas Season" to you and yours...no matter what Holiday you celebrate, we wish you a fun, hectic, and corny one filled with smiles and laughs to you!
The HollyWooWoo Report
Wednesday November 28th 2012
Congrats to Melissa Rycroft! The married mom of 1 & former dating contestant on ABC's "The Bachelor" was crowned the winner of "Dancing with the Stars: All Stars" last night. She and her dance partner Tony Dovilani took home the tacky mirror-ball trophy. Melissa was 3rd runner up on DWTS back in 2009. So glad she won. She was my FAVE!!! Love her.
19 year old actor Angus T Jones has apologized for calling the show that made him a millionaire "filth". Video footage of Angu trashing the CBS sitcom "Two and A Half Men" went viral this week. It features Angus sitting next to his pastor trashing the TV show & begging followers to stop watching the show. Angus is paid $8 Million a year for his work on the show. For $8 million...I'd issue an apology too!
It's official! "Boy Meets World" is returning to TV. The hit 90's show that had every teenager glued to the TV on Friday nights, is coming to the Disney channel! It will feature original cast members Daniel Fishel and Ben Savage as Topanga and Cory. The show will be called" Girl Meets World" and will focus on their 13 year old daughter Riley. MY DREAMS HAVE COME TRUE!! I love love love this show. Soo cool that they are bringing it back.
Adam Levine - the lead singer of Maroon 5 - is sparking controversey with his fans. He has released a new song that features rappers Eminem & 50 Cent. The song is called "My Life". Fans of Adam are not fans of Eminem/50 Cent and fear he's heading down the wrong path. Seriosuly?! This is a joke right? Who care who is singing with. As long as he takes his shirt off - I am an Adam Levine fan for life. HA HA!
'Dancing With the Stars': Final three perform 2 dances
Melissa Rycroft: 60 Kelly Monaco: 59 Shawn Johnson: 57
Tonight, each finalist will perform a jive, cha-cha or samba for their final instant dance before the trophy is handed out.
Berry's ex says he was threatened before fight
A restraining order has been issued against actor Olivier Martinez, Halle Berry’s fiancé. He and her daughter’s father, Gabriel Aubry, got into a fight Thanksgiving day. Aubry was injured. A judge set a hearing for Dec. 17 to consider a three-year restraining order.
'Two and a Half Men' actor calls his show 'filth'
A church posted a video online of “Two and a Half Men” actor Angus T. Jones. In the video, Jones says the show is "filth" and that viewers shouldn't watch it. He joined the show at age 10. He’s now 19. He plays Jake. CBS and producer Warner Bros. had no comment.
Chris Brown texting ex-girlfriend
Chris Brown has been exchanging texts and pictures with ex-girlfriend Karrueche Tran. He is currently performing in Europe. He spent Thanksgiving with Rihanna in Germany. Tran is hoping to see him when he returns to Los Angeles for Christmas.
Anna Nicole Smith daughter a Guess model
The 6-year-old daughter of the late Anna Nicole Smith is walking in her mother's shoes. Dannielynn Birkhead is in a starring role in the spring ad campaign for Guess Kids. The ads begin in January. The Guess brand hired Anna Nicole in 1992.
Nicki Minaj Takes Aim at Steven Tyler's 'Idol' 'Racist Comment'
Nicki Minaj's "American Idol" feuds are expanding. Now she’s at war with Steven Tyler. He speculated that if Bob Dylan auditioned for the judges today, Minaj would "have had him sent to the cornfield!" She called Tyler a racist & told him to worry about himself.
Beyonce to get intimate in HBO documentary
Beyonce will reveal more about herself than ever to fans in a feature-length HBO documentary film. She is directing the film about her life. It is set to air Feb. 16. She’ll reveal her private side as a businesswoman, songwriter, actress, wife and mother.
Katie Holmes spending Christmas with Suri Cruise
Katie Holmes will spend Christmas with daughter Suri Cruise and her own family. Suri spent Thanksgiving with dad Tom Cruise in London. She is back home in New York and back in school. Katie spent the holiday with her own family in her native Ohio.
Charlie Sheen donated $150,000 to charity
Charlie Sheen gave away all of his earnings from 'Scary Movie 5'. He gave Lindsay Lohan $100,000 to cover half her tax bill. The rest went to 3 charities. He earned $250,000 for one day's work on the movie in September.
Bieber booed in Canada
Justin Bieber was booed before he took the stage at halftime of the Grey Cup football game in Toronto. He was shown on the stadium's big screen. Jeers turned to cheers when he came out & performed for 15 minutes. Carly Rae Jepsen also performed.
Winfrey confirms cancer false alarm
Oprah Winfrey announced she had a breast cancer scare last month. She offered few details to those gathered at an Oprah Magazine event in Los Angeles. She assured the crowd it was a false alarm. She did not tell friend Gayle King before addressing the gathering.
Cee Lo Green to guest star on 'Anger Management'
Cee Lo Green is about to get angry. "The Voice" coach will be guest starring on an episode of Charlie Sheen's FX series "Anger Management" in season two. Cee Lo appears as himself coming to Charlie for help. He also appeared in "Parenthood" and Fox's "American Dad."
PETA gifts Miley Cyrus with a pig for her birthday
Miley Cyrus turned 20 last Friday. PETA is sponsoring a pig, named Nora, in her honor. Nora is a resident at a sanctuary in Ocala, Fla. Miley retweeted a PETA alert to her followers, asking them to urge Walmart to ban suppliers from confining pigs to gestation crates.
Man accused of stealing Tim Allen's Chevy Impala
A man is being questioned in the disappearance of a customized 1996 Chevy Impala owned by actor Tim Allen. It turned up in Denver, but was not reported stolen. 34-year-old Faustino Ibarra claims Allen let him take it. He will be extradited back to California.
Private memorials for 'Dallas' star Larry Hagman
"Dallas" actor Larry Hagman will be remembered this week during private, invitation-only services in Dallas and Los Angeles. He died Friday of complications from cancer. He was 81. Hagman became an advocate for organ donation and anti-smoking efforts.
Listen to this ridiculousness! I work with a woman who apparently is KNOWN in the office as Debbie the Dasher. She goes to lunch & walks out on her bill. Doesn't pay! I didn't believe the rumors until
yesterday - 12 of us from the office went to lunch to celebrate a retirement. We all paid our bills - separate. Debbie said she had to go to the bathroom. She NEVER CAME BACK! She walked out on her bill. I know we are ALL adults, but everyone I work with is too embarassed to say anything. I've only seen her do it once. But I don't care - I am ready to say something. Should I take her out to lunch one on one & confront her. Or do we just keep turning a blind eye?! Thanks!!
Skyfall – James Bond's loyalty to M is tested as her past comes back to haunt her. As MI6 comes under attack, 007 must track down and destroy the threat, no matter how personal the cost. Stars Daniel Craig, Judi Dench, Javier Bardem, Ralph Fiennes, and Naomie Harris. Rated PG-13.
Lincoln - As the Civil War continues to rage, America's president struggles with continuing carnage on the battlefield, and as he fights with many inside his own cabinet on the decision to emancipate the slaves. Stars Daniel Day-Lewis, Sally Field, Tommy Lee Jones, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Hal Holbrook and James Spader. Rated PG-13.
'Dancing' co-host Brooke Burke has thyroid cancer
"Dancing with the Stars" co-host Brooke Burke says she has thyroid cancer. She posted a video message on YouTube disclosing her condition, and her plans for surgery to remove her thyroid. A lump was found during a biopsy. Her doctors are optimistic.
Rihanna splits from Chris Brown again
Rihanna has revealed she and Chris Brown are no longer together. She told Bravo's Andy Cohen during a Facebook Live interview yesterday: ''No. Not together.'' She said they are on friendly terms. They duet on 'Nobodies Business' on her new album 'Unapologetic.'
Rihanna to make storm donation today
Rihanna’s new album is due out Nov. 19, but she'll preview it with a listening party tonight at Jay-Z's 40/40 Club that'll benefit the Hurricane Relief Fund. Today, she’ll make a $100,000 donation to the Food Bank for NY. She’s already donated 1000 sleeping bags.
Justin Bieber Donating Show Profits To Sandy Relief
Justin Bieber is donating a portion of the profits from his upcoming New York and New Jersey shows to storm relief efforts. He is scheduled to play 4 shows in the 2 states. He will hand over $1 from every ticket to the victims’ fund. All 4 shows are sold out.
Adam Lambert to host VH1 Divas
Adam Lambert will host the VH1 Divas annual special next week. Performers include Ciara, Jordin Sparks, Miley Cyrus, Demi Lovato and Kelly Roland. There will be tributes to Whitney Houston and Donna Summer. VH1 Divas airs November 16th.
Javier Bardem Lands Hollywood Walk Of Fame Star
Actor Javier Bardem was honored Thursday with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. He stars in the new James Bond movie ‘Skyfall.’ He poked fun at his crooked nose, which he once broke in a bar fight. His wife Penelope Cruz landed the honor last year.
Ariel Winter’s mother says she didn’t abuse her daughter
"Modern Family" star Ariel Winter's mother insists she did not abuse her daughter. She says Ariel and her 18-year-old boyfriend were getting too intimate. Winter’s sister, Shanelle, has temporary guardianship. Investigators doubt the mother’s allegations.
Lady Gaga Treats Waiting Rio Fans To Fast Food
Lady Gaga treated fans outside her hotel in Rio, Brazil to a fast food feast Wednesday. She’s on tour there. She had burgers, fries and sodas delivered to them to help them make it through the day. She had pizza delivered after crowds of fans camped outside overnight.
Mark Wahlberg to star in next 'Transformers' movie
Mark Wahlberg will star in "Transformers" fourth film. "Transformers 4" is scheduled to be released June 27, 2014. The next film will take a new direction in the series. The first three movies starred Shia LaBeouf & featured Peter Cullen as the voice of Autobot Optimus Prime.
Jamie Foxx Learns House Decorator was Drug Kingpin
Jamie Foxx was stunned to discover the man he hired to decorate his home was a drug kingpin in the middle of an FBI investigation. There was no record of the man's murky past when Jamie checked him out. Some of the workers with him were undercover agents.
Bryan Adams' girlfriend is pregnant again
Bryan Adams' publicist says the Canadian-born rocker's girlfriend Alicia is pregnant with their second child. Their daughter, Bunny, is now 18 months old. The new baby is due next year. Adams resumes his latest U.S. tour Dec. 10 in Tulsa, Okla.
Robert Pattinson hates 'RPatz' nickname
"Twilight" star Robert Pattinson knows he's called "RPatz." But he wishes everyone would stop. He says “it sounds like an antacid tablet." He told an interviewer, "It's the end of my youth. Just a slow death from now on." “Breaking Dawn: Part 2" opens next Friday.
Denzel Washington Making Broadway Plans
Denzel Washington is heading back to Broadway next year, but has yet to decide what role he will tackle and what play. The star of the movie “Flight” reveals he loves the stage and can't wait to get back to the theatre. He reveals he would like to do more Shakespeare:.
Vice President Joe Biden to guest star on 'Parks and Recreation'
Vice President Joe Biden will guest on NBC’s “Parks & Recreation.” Councilwoman Leslie Knope (Amy Poehler) will come face-to-face with Biden in the Nov. 15 episode. Her fiance Ben (Adam Scott) takes her to the White House. The scene was shot back in July.
Kate Walsh Planning Sitcom About Her Life
Private Practice star Kate Walsh is developing a new sitcom about her life. She is wrapping up her final season on the medical drama. She is now at work on a new project she's producing with her comedy writer boyfriend. She has not yet decided who will play her.
The Game Helping Sons Launch Clothing Line online
Rapper The Game's two young sons are launching their own clothing collection online. He has helped Harlem, age 9, and King, age 5, create items for a new label named L.O.C.K. It means 'Leaders Of the Cool Kids.' The website: wwww.leadersofthecoolkids.com.
Rihanna rocked the lingerie look at last night's Victoria's Secret fashion show in New York. She sang "Fresh Out the Runway" at the end of the corset-and-garter parade. She got the biggest applause. Justin Bieber & Bruno Mars also performed. CBS will air the show Dec. 4.
Lady Gaga donates $1M to Red Cross for Sandy
Lady Gaga is donating $1 million to the Red Cross to aid those affected by Superstorm Sandy. She is pledging the money on behalf of her parents and sister. She started her career performing in clubs in Lower Eastside, Harlem, the Bronx and Brooklyn.
LL Cool J Records PSA For American Red Cross
Rapper LL Cool J has recorded a public service announcement to aid the American Red Cross following Hurricane Sandy. He urges Americans to donate to the charity. He said all donations provide warm meals, shelter & hope to families left devastated by recent storms.
Cyndi Lauper lost her uncle to Superstorm Sandy
Singer Cyndi Lauper has revealed she lost her uncle, 90-year-old Queens, N.Y., resident George Stathis, to Superstorm Sandy. He was found dead in his home five days after the storm. He did not want to leave his house. In all, Sandy killed 109 people in the U.S.
ABC: Diane Sawyer was tired, not drunk
ABC has responded to social media posts that claim anchor Diane Sawyer appeared drunk during election coverage. They say she worked for days on naps only, and was extremely exhausted. Sawyer was graceful in her replies, thanking everyone for their support.
1 dead, 19 hurt near Linkin Park concert in South Africa
One person died after a scaffolding collapsed in high winds Wednesday outside a Linkin Park concert in South Africa. 19 people were injured. The structure collapsed outside the Cape Town Stadium. The band said it had nothing to do with the structure.
TV reporter mistakes will.i.am for Wyclef Jean at Obama party
A TV reporter in Miami is wishing the Internet wasn't so quick to pick up on mistakes. WSNV Fox reporter Blake Burman was at an Obama celebration party. He pointed to a nearby interview & told viewers it was Wyclef Jean, then corrected it to Wahlay. It was will.i.am.
'Red' tops U.S. album chart
Taylor Swift's "Red" is No. 1 on the album chart for a second week. Coming in at No. 2 is Meek Mill's "Dreams & Nightmares," followed by Rod Stewart's "Merry Christmas, Baby," Jason Aldean's "Night Train," and Kendrick Lamar's "Good Kid, M.A.A.D. City" at No.5.
'Adele: The Biography' hits shelves
A biography on singer Adele is out. It covers her childhood and the experiences that inspired her music. Her mother decided to have her instead of going to college. Her vocal influences are all-American: Ella Fitzgerald, Etta James and Roberta Flack.
U.S. Senator Ashley Judd? Actress/activist being touted
U.S. Sen. Ashley Judd? Some Democrats are wondering. She may be recruited to run in her former home, Kentucky, or her current home of Tennessee. She has hinted at a run for public office. She attended the Democratic National Convention this summer as a delegate.
Mariah Carey releases Obama victory song
Mariah Carey is marking Barack Obama's re-election with ‘Bring It On Home’, a new song. Jermaine Dupri unveiled the song on his Global14 website. He and Carey wrote it together. She performed the song at a fundraiser last summer. The recorded version is now available.
Minaj open to performing with Carey
It may not count as an official end to their feud, but it is something. In an interview with E!, Nicki Minaj says she's willing to hit the stage with Mariah Carey. Back in 2010, then-newbie Minaj was featured on Carey's song ‘Up Out My Face’. They dressed as nurses & dolls.
Jennifer Hudson To Sing At Nobel Peace Prize Concert
Jennifer Hudson and Seal will perform at this year's Nobel Peace Prize Concert. The pair will take to the stage in Oslo, Norway Dec 11, a day after the prestigious award is bestowed upon the European Union. Jennifer said she was honored to be selected to perform.
Mom of 'Modern Family' teen star accused of abuse
"Modern Family" teen star Ariel Winter is the subject of a guardian dispute between her mother and her aunt. The aunt alleges the girl has been abused. Winter is 14, and plays Alex Dunphy on the show. She’s with the aunt. A court hearing is scheduled Nov 20.
Jermaine Jackson petitions to alter famous name
Jermaine Jackson wants to change his name to something a little brighter. He's asking a court to allow him to alter his surname and become Jermaine Jacksun. In a petition filed Tuesday in Los Angeles, he stated the switch is for "artistic reasons." A hearing is Feb 22.
Taylor Swift's pals think she overworks relationships
Taylor Swift's friends think she puts too much pressure on her relationships. She’s dated Conor Kennedy, John Mayer, Jake Gyllenhaal and Joe Jonas. Her friends blame her unsuccessful love life on her hectic career. She admits, her career overrides her social life.
Wu-Tang Clan Confirm Plans For New Album
Hip-hop legends Wu-Tang Clan mark their 20th anniversary next year. A post on the band's Facebook page confirms: "New WU TANG CLAN Album coming soon." The forthcoming project will be the follow-up to 2007's “8 Diagrams.”
Faith Hill returns to video
Faith Hill will premiere her first music video in nearly 5 years, ‘American Heart’, tonight online. Fans can go to FaithHill.com or her Facebook page at 9 p.m. Bonus: Fans can see behind-the-scenes footage. She invites comments on her website or her twitter page.
Vanessa Paradis vows to protect her children with Johnny Depp
Vanessa Paradis has no plans to speak publicly about her split from Johnny Depp. The French musician-turned-actress and Depp ''amicably separated'' in June after 14 years together. She’s keeping quiet to protect daughter Rose, age 13, and son Jack, age 10.
Tom Hanks a Victim of Insurance Fraud
Tom Hanks’ insurance broker, a man named Jerry Goldman, has been charged with ten counts of fraud. He was skimming from his wealthy clients payments. He allegedly pocketed $800,000. He faces up to 20 years per charge, or 200 years in prison.
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