Congratulations to Craig Wayne Boyd. Blake Shelton’s protégé beat out three of Adam Levine’s contestants – Matt McAdams, Chris Jamison, and Damien – to win the title of “The Voice.” Author and illustrator Norman Bridwell, who is best-known for creating the Clifford the Big Red Dog book series, has died at the age of 86. Bridwell created Clifford in 1963 and went on to write and illustrate more than 150 books about the giant dog and a little girl named Emily Elizabeth, who was actually named after his real daughter. More than 129-million copies of his book have been sold worldwide and there’s even a big-screen adaptation in the works for a 2016 release. American Idol‘s sinking ratings has Coca-Cola concerned, and now the show’s longtime sponsor has decided to abandon ship. They will not be a sponsor of the show for the upcoiming season. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has announced its class of 2015. Those headed in are The Paul Butterfield Blues Band, Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble, Lou Reed, Green Day, Bill Withers, Joan Jett and The Blackhearts. And, in a move that says, “You are not worthy of induction, but we realize we need to recognize you,” Ringo Starr is being given the Award for Musical Excellence. The “5” Royales are being recognized with the Early Influence Award. The 30th annual induction ceremony will be held on April 18th at Cleveland’s Public Hall. Tickets go on sale on Thursday.
Q: 33% of women wish their husband or boyfriend would do this more in public. What is it? ANSWER: Hold Their Hand!
Q: More than 10% of workers have been banned from doing this at work. What is it? ANSWER: Shopping Online!
Q: The Average American Eats Six Of These A Year. What Are They? ANSWER: Pizza!
According to a study, your genes may be the reason you’re single. No I’m not talking about your Levi’s, I’m talking about your genetic make-up. A new gene called “singleton” linked to a desire or lack of desire to commit. A study shows that 20% of people with the “singleton gene” are staying single. Even with the gene, you can still have a successful relationship. You just need to work at it. Then again, don’t you need to ‘work at it’ in all relationships? – The Henderson’s are a family with an interesting take on Christmas. In case you missed it – after their three boys began acting up quite a bit and where ungrateful for what they had, John and Lisa Henderson decided to cancel Christmas in their home. Instead they will use the money they saved for gifts and use it on items for the less fortunate. The real upheaval came when Lisa wrote about it on her blog “Over the Big Moon.” The post has more than 350 comments from readers both praising the parents and calling them “mean.” There’s times I wanted to ‘cancel Christmas’ with my kids, but I don’t think I could go through with it. Could you? – On average, 28% of a working day is spent sending and receiving e-mails. The worst part is that 81% of United States workers check their work e-mail multiple times a day, and a third continue to check them at home within 15 minutes of receiving them. I’m guilty of this. More so when it comes to texts.
Q: 28% of a working day is spent doing this. What is it? ANSWER: Sending and Recieving Emails!
Q: If you were to buy all of these items, it would cost you over $116,000. What are they? ANSWER: All the gifts mentioned in the 12 Days of Christmas!
Q: 50% of pet owners say their dog or cat does this everyday. What is it? ANSWER: Watches TV!
Pharrell Williams and singer Ed Sheeran opened the nomination envelopes on four categories for the 2015 Grammy Awards on the CBS Morning News, and each of them received a nod in the process. With more to come later today (around 2:00 pm ET), the Grammy nominees are: RECORD OF THE YEAR Iggy Azalea f/Charlie XCX – “Fancy” Sia – “Chandelier” Sam Smith – “Stay With Me” (Darkchild Version) Taylor Swift – “Shake It Off” Meghan Trainor – “All About That Bass” BEST POP VOCAL ALBUM OF THE YEAR Coldplay – Ghost Stories Miley Cyrus – Bangerz Aria Grande – My Everything Katy Perry – Prism Ed Sheeran – X Sam Smith – In the Lonely Hour BEST COUNTRY ALBUM Dierks Bentley – Riser Eric Church – The Outsiders Brandy Clark – 12 Stories Miranda Lambert – Platinum Lee Ann Womack – The Way I’m Livin’ BEST URBAN CONTEMPORARY ALBUM Jhene Aiko – Souled Out Beyonce – Beyonce Chris Brown – X Mali Music – Mali Is… Pharrell Williams – Girl The Grammy Awards will be held in Los Angeles on February 8th. – The restraining order that Vanessa Hudgens got against Junior Kabongo, an African native, has been thrown out after police and her lawyer determained that he was just confused with American culture and had no idea that what he was doing was harassment. Her lawyer did have him sign an agreement promising to leave her alone. – The U.S. Navy has stripped Bill Cosby of his honorary Chief Petty Officer rank after all the allegations that have arose against him. Cosby was actually in the Navy earlier in life. He enlisted in 1956 and was honorably discharged in 1960 as a petty officer third class.