Ticketmaster’s Chief Financial Officer will testify before the U.S. Senate regarding the Taylor Swift ticketing fiasco. He will be required to stand for the duration of his testimony, unless he pays $199 plus fees for premium seating.

Republican Congressman George Santos took to Twitter to criticize the impressions of him by Bowen Yang on Saturday Night Live and Jon Lovitz on The Tonight Show. He particularly criticized Yang, since he wore a size 4 dress and Santos is at least a 14.

Four leaders of the Oath Keepers were found guilty of seditious conspiracy for their role planning the January 6th insurrection. They were also found guilty of lesser charges of underestimating attendance and running out of snacks.

Nominations for the 95th Academy Awards were released. Another year, another Academy Board of Governors Lifetime Achievement Award snub for Jim Varney.

M&Ms suspended the appearance of its talking cartoon Spokescandies in ads, and announced Maya Rudolph as their new Spokesperson. Werther’s Originals introduced their new Spokescandy, a non-verbal dementia patient.

Five years after his murder, a ‘surprise’ single from rapper XXXTentacion was released. As for other music, that single is likely the XXXtent of it.

The Sundance Film Festival debuted ‘Infinity Pool’, an NC-17 movie featuring cloning, orgies, executions and graphic male ejaculation. Audience polling was negative, but most patrons said it still beat having to sit through Aquaman 2.

Oreo Cookies newest offering is The Most Oreo Oreo – an Oreo cookie with bits of Oreo cookie wafers in the creme center. They recommend dunking it in milk that already has Oreos floating in it.

Frontman & founder Brandon Urie announced he’s breaking up his band, Panic! at the Disco now that he & his wife are expecting a baby. He also announced a future project Colic! at the Urie House.

Disney fans are selling water from the Splash Mountain ride at Disney World now that it’s being closed down and are asking $150/bottle. Nobody’s buying, but the Centers for Disease Control are offering to buy bottles of water from Disney resort pools.

‘Crazy Rich Asians’ was shut out of Oscar nominations, drawing immediate, sharp criticism from crazy, rich, Asians.

  • ‘Black Panther’ became the first superhero movie to receive a Best Picture nomination – thrilling crazy, rich, Wakandans.

The Supreme Court temporarily upheld the Trump Administration’s ban on transgender persons in the military – simplifying the jobs of those in charge of military wardrobes.

Michael Gandolfini, son of dead actor James Gandolfini, will play Tony Soprano in a prequel film to ‘The Sopranos’.  Michael won the part with his audition tape – a video of him having sex to climax in 15 seconds wearing only a wifebeater and black socks on prom night.

22 cases of measles have been reported in Clark County, Washington state. Parents defended not vaccinating their children, believing they were in the clear when they kicked a kid named Rubella out of the play group.

Los Angeles school teachers agreed to terms on a deal that will end a six-day strike. Teachers said they’re looking forward to returning to work, but also that they really liked having a week to spend time with their favorite dropouts.

President Trump is looking at alternate dates & locations for the State of the Union, since Speaker Nancy Pelosi won’t invite him to do so before Congress. He’s reportedly asked to speak during the Super Bowl pregame, but networks don’t know how they’ll squeeze him in during those 12 hours.

Apple is running a contest to identify 10 of the best photos taken on an iPhone. Winning photos may be placed on billboards in large cities, depending on how those cities feel about 50-foot-wide pictures of penises and bare breasts.

A University of Michigan poll finds that 7 of 10 parents rely on “folklore strategies” – such as taking vitamin C & zinc; and staying indoors – to treat children’s common colds. Instead, parents should focus on hygiene such as hand washing,  and fun folklore solutions like whiskey drinking.

New research shows the number of Americans receiving liver transplants for alcohol-related liver failure steadily growing.  Experts credit excess drinking for those getting livers, and excess drinking and driving for those giving them.

Hundreds of Internal Revenue Service workers received permission to work from home during the partial government shutdown – meaning, your tax audit will likely happen via Facetime after your auditor gets back from a movie matinee.

West Virginia’s Governor authorized a 5% pay raise for teachers, tentatively ending a statewide teacher’s strike. The head of West Virginia’s teachers union hailed it as a right goodly return to book learnin’.

Nashville’s Mayor Megan Barry resigned and plead guilty to felony theft of city funds used to pay overtime to the head of her security detail, with whom she was having an affair. “I took money from the city, but you took felony theft of my heart” she sang on an open mic stage surrounded with chicken wire as beer bottles cascaded from the crowd.

The Food and Drug Administration approved 23andMe’s in-home genetic test kit for breast cancer.  However, women are being warned of 36andMe, a scam run by high schoolers saying they’ll run the test for half price after you send them pictures of your breasts.

A Federal Trade Commission study said that millennials are more likely than senior citizens to fall for online scams. A different study said that most online scammers are frustrated because millennials don’t have any money, and senior citizens can’t open the scammers’ emails.

Usher and his wife are separating. Insiders say she asked if he gave herpes to that girl suing him, and he said “Yeah!”.

Actress Rita Moreno attended the 2018 Academy Awards in the same dress she wore in 1962 when she won an Oscar for her performance in West Side Story. She said the biggest surprise was finding a note in the pocket from then-10-year-old Harvey Weinstein telling her to come to his hotel room that night.

President Donald Trump’s top economic adviser Gary Cohn resigned on Wednesday, leaving Melania Trump panicked wondering how much credit she has left on her Neiman Marcus card.

A wild otter attacked a 77-year-old woman kayaking down a Florida river – sending her to the hospital for facial stitches and rabies treatment. Authorities say this is the latest in a series of otter-related Yakjackings.

An Australian woman found the oldest known message in a bottle, dating back nearly 132 years after it was thrown from the German sailing ship ‘Paula’. Historians translated the note, an angry complaint wondering what happened to the pizza they’d ordered via bottle-message several weeks earlier.

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady discussed the recent Super Bowl defeat on his Facebook show ‘Tom v. Time’, saying the loss was a chance to teach his three kids a valuable lesson about things not always turning out the way you want. He said he talked about it with them as they played Drop in the backyard.

 

 

After a months-long investigation, a woman and her father were arrested for dumping popcorn and the empty bucket on a 2-year-old for talking during a screening of The Last Jedi. The child allegedly suffered a contusion, the accused were charged with excessive use of Force.

Walmart is entering the meal-kit business to take on the likes of Blue Apron and Hello Fresh.  Walmart will offer three different kits – each includes a bag of Doritos, a pair of scissors and a Redbox coupon.

A Cleveland mother was arrested after her 8-year-old son shot her 4-year-old daughter. The daughter is listed in stable condition; the 8-year-old hired an NRA lawyer and is expected to invoke the Stand Your Blanket Fort defense.

President Trump’s threats to levy tariffs on imported steel and aluminum was greeted with hostility by European officials, who threatened to tax U.S. exports of bourbon, Levi’s and Harley-Davidson motorcycles. “O non!” said the leader of the world’s least scary French motorcycle gang.

Entrepreneur Kristina Roth is opening SuperShe Island, a private luxury retreat off the coast of Finland where no men are allowed. The catch is that Roth personally selects the guests via the resort’s website. Roth said the number one selection criteria is ‘having an amazing personality’, followed by ‘being a really hot, rich lesbian’.

The Shape of Water won the Oscar for Best Picture. Match.com was down temporarily due to a surge in single women searching for single men with dorsal fins.

Kobe Bryant won an Oscar for producing a short film, as white people congratulated themselves on jokes about his ‘crossover’ into filmmaking.

An e-cigarette study published in the journal Pediatrics found five cancer-causing toxins in the urine of 16-year-olds using e-cigarettes. They also found alcohol and cocaine, so they fired the 17-year-old in charge of the study.

Skiers and snowboarders at Olympic Valley ski resort in California used their hands to rescue others who were covered by snow during a freak avalanche. The rescue would have happened sooner, but there was confusion from the text messages that read “dude I’m totally buried right now.”

University of Michigan defensive tackle prospect Maurice Hurst was sent home from the NFL Combine after doctors found a heart condition. They also found dozens of players with CTE symptoms but let’s….let’s get that heart checked out.

 

 

Cinemark Theaters announced they’re banning large bags in their movie theaters to enhance ‘safety and security’. They advised patrons to bring pistols instead of rifles to shoot at the screen during ‘Fifty Shades Freed’.

The USA Women’s ice hockey team won the Olympic Gold Medal, defeating Canada 3-2 in a shootout – to the delight of NRA CEO Wayne LaPierre, who said it’s about time Americans saw the positive side of shootouts.

President Trump met with families of the victims of gun violence at the White House. He could be seen clutching a list of questions and talking points, the last of which read “I hear you”. The back of the list was a single note “turn paper over”.

Survivors of the Parkland school shooting are being criticized by conspiracy theorists as “crisis actors”.  Hearing the term ‘crisis actor’, Nicolas Cage instructed his agent to see how much the job pays.

A Michigan family said the dining room tv in a Burger King showed a graphic sex scene. Customer Richard Avery was there with his two sons, ages 7 and 8, when the tv showed a scene of a man fondling a woman’s breast and thrusting against her, as the woman said “you’re a nasty horndog”. Burger King said the incident doesn’t reflect their brand, and they’ve scrapped plans to add the Nasty Horndog to their menu.

QSR Magazine ranked the food and beverage chains with the fastest drive-thru service. Starbucks ranked next-to-last at 4 1/2 minutes and Hardee’s/Carl’s Jr was at the bottom at nearly five minutes.  Starbucks defended their time, saying it takes douchebags an average of four minutes to order; Carl’s Jr/Hardees attributed their slowness to customers’ diabetic blackouts behind the wheel.

Gal Gadot will be a presenter at the Academy Awards, and will also lasso the winner of Best Original Screenplay to see if they really wrote it themselves.

President Trump suggested that arming teachers and training them to use guns might be a good idea. Several startup companies are rumored to be working on bright orange bulletproof hall passes.

67-year-old actress Jane Seymour posed for Playboy magazine, it’s their first centerfold that comes with a warning label.

CNN held a Town Hall Meeting to discuss gun violence at an arena in Sunrise, Florida. No injuries were reported at the meeting, but several people were rescued after driving in to sinkholes in the parking lot.