This #MovieStarMonday we visit with Jon Ecker (Gossip Girl, Narcos, Chicago Fire) We'll talk about his NEW show “The Watchful Eye” Steaming now on HULU and Freeform.
“The Watchful Eye” follows Elena Santos, a young woman with a complicated past, maneuvering her way into working as a live-in nanny for an affluent family in Manhattan. She quickly learns that everyone in the mysterious building has deadly secrets and ulterior motives. What they don't know, however, is that Elena has some shocking secrets of her own.
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What would you do with an extra 4 hours each day? According to a poll, 60% of adults feel as though there isn’t enough time in a day to get everything done that they need to do. But what if they had more time? According to the survey of 2,000 Americans, one in 5 would focus on projects or tasks they enjoy, while 28% would tackle more projects — and bigger ones. 34% said they’d finish more chores, and 20% would use the time to get some extra sleep. And why do some people feel they need more sleep? Here are the things they said drain them of their energy the most:
• Cleaning (housework/chores) – 33%
• Preparing for events (holiday, visiting family, etc.) – 28%
• Job – 28%
• Financial responsibilities – 27%
• Climate change and other environmental concerns – 26%
• Taking care of my family – 24%
• Taking care of myself – 21%
• Traveling – 18%
• Politics – 17%
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Australian researchers are working on new technology that may allow mobile phone batteries to last for nearly a decade – about 3 times longer than they do now. Currently, only about 10% of handheld batteries, including those for phones, are recycled in Australia, because doing so is expensive. The rest go to landfills, which is harmful to the environment. This new innovation by engineers from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology may help with this.
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The results are in, and Netflix definitely dominated the Nielsen US streaming charts for 2022, led by originals “Stranger Things”, “Wednesday”, and “Ozark”, as well as acquisitions like “NCIS”. Netflix took 11 of the top 15 spots on the overall streaming list, and 13 spots among the streaming originals. Stranger Things came in at #1 on both lists with 52 billion minutes viewed across the 34 episodes of the series. Ozark came in at #2, and Wednesday at #3, among originals, an impressive feat considering the new series only has 8 episodes.
“That ’90s Show” hit the Netflix Top 10 for the week of January 16 — after only 3 days on the service. The “That ’70s Show” spinoff series brought in 41.1M hours viewed, coming in at #5 on the list of most-watched English-language series. “Ginny & Georgia” Season 2 is continuing to heat up the charts, staying at #1 with 87.4M hours viewed in its third week. Season 1 also stayed on the list, coming in 4th, after being pushed out of the #2 spot by “Vikings: Valhalla Season 2”.
Netflix is defending its reality series “Squid Game: The Challenge” after it may have become too close to the fictional source material — with players allegedly being stretchered away as the set turned into a frigid “warzone.” While in the UK secretly filming the much-awaited game show, based on the series, in which 456 contestants compete for a $4.5 million cash prize, temps dropped to 3°C (27° F) during shooting, reportedly resulting in players getting injured — although Netflix denies that, stating “While it was cold on set…participants were prepared for that – any claims of serious injury are untrue.”
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If you’re already having a not-so-good day, sorry, but this probably won’t help. The Doomsday Clock, used to illustrate how close humanity is to annihilation, was advanced by 10 seconds to its closest position to apocalypse since it was first started in 1947. It now stands at 90 seconds to midnight, “due largely, but not exclusively to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and the increased risk of nuclear escalation.” It had been at 100 seconds to midnight since 2020. The new Clock time was also influenced by the “continued climate crisis, and the breakdown of global norms and institutions needed to mitigate risks associated with…biological threats such as COVID-19.” Rachel Bronson, president and CEO of the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, said: “We are living in a time of unprecedented danger, and the Doomsday Clock time reflects that…we urge leaders to explore all (options for dialogue) to their fullest ability to turn back the Clock.”
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✓ Before the 2008 Beijing Summer Olympics, Usain Bolt ate 100 Chicken McNuggets a day for 10 days straight — and set 3 world records.
✓ The FDA (U.S. Food and Drug Administration) allows up to 60 insect fragments per 3.5 ounces of chocolate.
✓ Winston Churchill once designed greeting cards for Hallmark.
✓ It is impossible for anyone to count to one billion out loud.
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Question: What is the thing that around 15% of people say that they would do without their significant other?
Answer: Grocery shopping.
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A Rhode Island girl came up with a novel way to answer the age-old question of whether Santa Claus is real. She sent a partially eaten cookie and a few gnawed-on carrot sticks to the Cumberland police department, asking if they can be tested for DNA. The girl, whose name hasn’t been revealed, wrote: “I took a sample of a cookie and carrots that I left for Santa and the raindeer on Christmas Eve and I was wondering if you could take a sample of DNA and see if Santa is real?” Chief Matthew Benson forwarded the “evidence” to the state’s Department of Health-Forensic Sciences unit for analysis. The department form says: “Items to be examined for traces of DNA and compared with profiles on record for the above-named suspect/aliases.” The charge? “Failure to finish snacks.” The Department of Health returned its analysis, saying it was not able “to definitively confirm or refute the presence of Santa”.
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THE MOST UNUSUAL CELEBRITY BABY NAMES:
✪ Aire Webster, son of Kylie Jenner and Travis Scott: Kylie revealed the name this month, nearly a year after his birth – and clarified his name is pronounced like “Air”, not “Airy.” Aire was originally named Wolf, but they changed it because it “didn’t really feel like it was him.”
✪ Malibu Barbie, daughter of Trisha Paytas and Moses Hacmon: Trisha is a YouTuber – we had to look it up. She gave birth in September to…erm…Malibu…or does Malibu go by her middle name?)
✪ Exa Dark Sideræl, daughter of Grimes and Elon Musk: Grimes and Elon Musk named their daughter, born in 2021, Exa Dark Sideræl. They refer to her as Y. Which makes sense, because their son — whose full name is X Æ A-XII (PRON: “X Ash A 12”) – is nicknamed X.
✪ Zillion Heir Cannon, son of Nick Cannon: Zillion Heir was born to Cannon and Abby De La Rose in 2021, and we think he was just flat-out running out of names for his kids by then.
✪ Wednesday Grint, daughter of Rupert Grint and Georgia Groome: They went with an “Addams Family”– inspired name for their daughter.
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