The daily gossip: Billie Eilish accidentally orders 70 boxes of Froot Loops, Jane Fonda earns a major honor, and more
Billie Eilish accidentally orders 70 boxes of Froot Loops, Jane Fonda earns a major honor, and more
Billie Eilish is learning how much cereal costs
It can be hard to remember that Grammy Award winner Billie Eilish is still just a teenager, and not quite yet used to adult tasks. So when she took it upon herself to do some online grocery shopping, she got more than she bargained for. "I don't know what things cost because I've never been an adult before," she said in a cover story for Vanity Fair. "It's a really weird position I'm in. I feel kind of stupid because I'm like, I don't know how much Froot Loops are," the singer admitted. "I tried to order one box of Froot Loops and I was like, Oh yeah, sure. It's $35. I didn't know that that's expensive." She soon found out that $35 can get you 70 mini boxes of Froot Loops, leaving her with a lot of cereal to eat, and a life lesson learned.
Jane Fonda to receive prestigious honor at the Golden Globes
The Golden Globes are clearly quite fond of Jane Fonda. The Hollywood Foreign Press Association on Tuesday announced that the Oscar-winning actress will receive the Cecil B. DeMille Award at the 2021 ceremony, an honor that recognizes "outstanding contributions to the world of entertainment" and is shared by Tom Hanks, Oprah Winfrey, Meryl Streep, Walt Disney, Alfred Hitchcock, and Fonda's father, Henry Fonda. "For more than five decades, Jane's breadth of work has been anchored in her unrelenting activism, using her platform to address some of the most important social issues of our time," HFPA President Ali Sar said Tuesday. "Her undeniable talent has gained her the highest level of recognition, and while her professional life has taken many turns, her unwavering commitment to evoking change has remained."
The U.S. Navy either ruined or improved 'We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together,' depending on your opinion of sea shanties
If you had "the resurgence of sea shanties" on your 2021 Bingo card — well, congratulations. But the U.S. Navy, founded in 1775, wants to point out that "we were very much into this music before it was cool." On Monday, the Navy Band released "a whaling version" of Taylor Swift's pop hit "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together," complete with an "earnest, five-part harmony" and "accompanied by only a single drum and violin," Stars and Stripes reports. Though the Navy's invention of the Swift Shanty might come in handy if you're ever yourself pressed into service on the high seas, many listeners were unappreciative of the "superbly awful" rendition. Said one commenter, "There will be plenty of time for work songs in Leavenworth when you're all brought to justice for making this."
Kate Middleton and Princess Charlotte love a good spider hunt
We learned of Princess Charlotte's love for spiders back in October when she asked David Attenborough if he favored them as well (he does). As it turns out, Charlotte's parents are nurturing that love for the eight-legged creatures. In an attempt to limit screen time and increase outdoor learning, Kate Middleton takes her children outside during breaks from virtual learning, reports royal expert Katie Nicholl, speaking to OK! That's when the spider hunt begins — Charlotte loves looking at the spiders up close and learning about them. But they aren't taken back to the palace and placed in cages. After inspection, the young princess returns them to their natural habitat.
Harrison Ford gets vaccinated after 2-and-a-half hour wait
Han Solo must be protected at all costs! The good news is, 78-year-old Harrison Ford officially received his COVID-19 vaccine after a two-and-a-half hour wait in line at El Camino Community College in Torrance, California, last week. Though a Beverly Hills-based doctor told Variety that some of the rich and famous (or at least the very rich) offered bribes to cut in line, Ford did the right thing by signing up for an appointment and following local guidelines; Los Angeles recently expanded the availability of shots for citizens 65 and older. What a relief! Now that we don't have to worry about Ford getting 'rona, we can go back to fretting about him flying airplanes, instead.