Bow Wow opens up about how he feels about Angela Simmons’ new boyfriend in this EXCLUSIVE preview of the all-new ‘Growing Up Hip Hop: Atlanta.’ He tells his pal that Ang made the ‘best choice.’
Bow Wow and his friend Pimpin’ are in the studio together in this EXCLUSIVE preview of the Jan. 21 episode of Growing Up Hip Hop: Atlanta. Pimpin’ brings up that his girl Angela Simmons is posting new photos of her boyfriend. “I don’t have a girl,” Bow Wow quips to his friend.
Bow Wow and Angela have had quite the on-again, off-again relationship over the years. They’ve been friends since they were kids and something more at times. However, now they’re just friends. “I’m happy for her,” Bow Wow tells his friend about Angela’s relationship with boxer Daniel Jacobs.
Pimpin’ thinks that the rapper sounds a little “sad” about Angela’s new boyfriend. “No, I’m happy as a motherf**ker,” Bow Wow explains. “I approve of it. Like, I like it and now that kills all the questions that people on Twitter saying ‘yo, ya’ll should be together,’ and we keep telling people like, no. I’m not ready to be that man. I’m Bow Wow.”
He continues: “I’m still single, you know, and that’s by choice. The dangerous in love thing, you know, toxic relationships, I’m done with it.” Bow Wow knows that what Angela wants in life is “not what I want right now.” He adds, “She made the best choice.”
Pimpin’ also opens up about his recent breakup with his girlfriend, Diamond. They’ve known each other for 18 years and started dating again last year. He admits that their relationship was full of “ups and downs.” They have a knack for breaking up and getting back together. However, he says that this time is “different” because there’s a lot of “extra stuff” going on, including “a lot of insecurity involved in our relationship.” Growing Up Hip Hop: Atlanta airs Thursdays at 9 p.m. on WE tv.
The Tulip is one of the frontrunners on ‘The Masked Dancer.’ HollywoodLife has an EXCLUSIVE preview of the Jan. 20 episode featuring Paula Abdul getting another clue from the gorgeous Tulip!
After the Tulip performs during the Jan. 20 episode of The Masked Dancer, Paula Abdul wants to know where all of Tulip’s emotion comes from when she’s dancing. “It wasn’t always easy growing up,” Tulip admits. “I was judged a lot and it hurt. But my best bud taught me to use those feelings whenever I compete and put it into my performance.”
Paula admits that last time she thought the Tulip could be Ariana Grande, but now Paula is changing her tune. She believes the Tulip is “truly a trained dancer.” The Tulip performs with “so much emotion” that Paula’s thinking the masked dancer is possibly an actress.
Paula beings thinking of “petite” actresses who could be the Tulip. She throws out the names Sarah Hyland and Hayden Panettiere as possible guesses. “I haven’t figured you out,” Paula admits.
In the Tulip’s first clue package, she admitted that she was “teased all the time” growing up and her “confidence tumbled.” She also said, “But I tried my best to not let trolls get in my head. I packed up my things and found a new, sunnier place to call home–where people were chill with the stranger things about me.” Her visual clues included the number “11” on cereal, an acrobatic club photo, and an AL–>DC bus ticket. She rocked out to “Fergalicious” by Fergie. Some of the celebrity guesses were Millie Bobby Brown, Addison Rae, Charli D’Amelio, and Heather Morris.
The Tulip isn’t the only masked dancer performing during the Jan. 20 episode, which is also the Group A playoffs. The Cricket, Exotic Bird, and Hammerhead are also performing. One masked dancer will be unmasked and the remaining three move on to the super six. The previous unmasked celebrities include Ice-T, Elizabeth Smart, and Bill Nye. The Masked Dancer airs Wednesdays at 8 p.m. on FOX.
Savannah Chrisley’s attempt at dyeing Nanny Faye’s hair in this EXCLUSIVE preview of ‘Chrisley Knows Best’ goes horribly wrong when Nanny Faye’s hair ends up orange!
Savannah Chrisley offers to fix Nanny Faye’s hair in this EXCLUSIVE preview of Jan. 21 episode of Chrisley Knows Best, but she might not be the best person to do it. In her confessional, Chase Chrisley asks Savannah when she’s colored someone’s hair before. “Technically, I haven’t,” she admits. Well, that might be important, Savannah!
However, Savannah notes that she’s gotten her hair colored a number of times. She thinks she’s learned by example how to color hair. “Basically, I’m gonna learn by watching someone in the mirror do it to me,” Savannah quips.
When Savannah’s actually doing the coloring, Nanny Faye asks how it’s going. Nanny Faye can’t see much since she’s sitting in the chair. “It’s going great,” Savannah says. “I finished the back. This front’s probably ready to take out.” Nanny Faye thanks Savannah for helping her out.
Savannah takes off the foil and realizes something’s not quite right. Nanny Faye’s hair is orange! “Oops,” Savannah says. Now Nanny Faye wants to know what the heck is going on here. “Oh my God,” Nanny Faye says when she finally looks in the mirror.
“It was not supposed to turn out like this,” Savannah tells Nanny Faye. No kidding! “Holy sh*t, what have you done?” Nanny Faye asks her granddaughter. Savannah replies, “I don’t really know.” They both groan as they take off more foils.
“You know what? Don’t worry. I can fix this. Let me do some research online and I’ll figure it out,” Savannah says. Nanny Faye thinks Savannah should have done this research before coloring her hair! Nanny Faye needs to think twice before letting Savannah touch her hair again. Fixing this orange hair is not going to be easy. Chrisley Knows Best airs Thursdays at 10 p.m. on USA Network.
2020 ranks among the hottest years on record, several science agencies said today. NASA said that 2020 shares the top spot with 2016, following a similar determination by the European Union’s Copernicus Climate Change Service last week. The World Meteorological Association (WMO), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), and UK Met Office all released figures putting 2020 within the top three warmest years recorded.
They all agree that 2020 continued a trend of climbing temperatures, which is changing what’s considered “normal” on our planet. The warmest six years in recorded history have all taken place since 2015. We just climbed out of the hottest decade on record, and it already looks like the decade ahead will get hotter.
“We can basically expect more of the same,” says Gavin Schmidt, director of NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies. “We’re not going back to temperatures in the 1980s.”
Each agency uses its own methods to come to independent conclusions, which is why there are slight differences. But the differences between the three hottest years — 2020, 2019, and 2016 — are “indistinguishably small,” according to the WMO, which incorporates findings from regional agencies to make its call.
NASA tends to land at slightly higher global average temperatures than other agencies. That’s because it uses readings from nearby weather stations to estimate temperatures across regions with limited data collection — like the Arctic. That’s significant because the Arctic has warmed at a rate more than three times faster than the rest of the globe since 1970, according to NASA. So including more of the region into its global analysis gives NASA a more comprehensive perspective. It corrects for a “cold bias” that can affect other data sets that are missing figures from the Arctic.
What was even more alarming about 2020 compared to previous years was that it was exceptionally hot despite a La Niña event, which typically has a cooling effect on the planet. Had a La Niña not developed toward the end of last year, 2020 might have won the title for hottest year on record hands down.
The world as a whole in 2020 was about 1.2 degrees Celsius hotter than it was from 1850–1900, the preindustrial period that’s considered a baseline. The goal of the Paris climate agreement is to keep warming well below 2 degrees Celsius in order to prevent the most severe effects of climate change.
Climate-related disasters, however, are already here. “A small increase in the global temperature can lead to big changes in extreme weather events. We’ve already seen some of those,” says Ahira Sánchez-Lugo, a physical scientist at NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. The US experienced the most active Atlantic hurricane season and the most active western wildfire season last year.
The world isn’t transforming evenly. Some places are hit harder and faster by climate change because of their unique vulnerabilities. The Arctic, which also experienced unprecedented blazes last year, got up to 6 degrees Celsius hotter in 2020 compared to the average temperature from 1981 to 2000, according to Copernicus. It’s heating up faster in part because warmer weather means less ice and snow to reflect sunlight. Darker surfaces, revealed by melting ice, absorb more heat. And because the world’s seas are heating up faster than land, warmer water is also speeding up change at the sea ice-covered poles.
Similar phenomena take place in other regions with vast shorelines and snowy winters. Take the US Northeast, which is warming at a faster rate than the rest of America and is projected to keep doing so. “It’s important to realize that two degrees Celsius [of warming] globally, means three degrees Celsius warming locally in the Northeast,” says Ambarish Karmalkar, a research assistant professor at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.
We are heading “quite strongly” toward the temperature thresholds set by the Paris accord, says Schmidt. “All of these things are making an impact now on sea level, on all sorts of things that real people are having to deal with right now,” he says. “It’s only going to get worse.”
Bow Wow surprises Angela while she’s working and calls her out for not getting in touch with him when she got into town in this EXCLUSIVE preview of ‘Growing Up Hip Hop: Atlanta’
Bow Wow wants to know why he’s been ignored by Angela Simmons ever since she got into town. In this EXCLUSIVE preview of the Jan. 14 episode of Growing Up Hip Hop: Atlanta, Bow Wow decides to “mess with” Angela while she’s working. He barges into her dressing room while she’s getting ready for a photoshoot.
Angela walks out of her dressing room to have a little chat with Bow Wow. “What the hell you been doing? And why the hell you ain’t hit me when you got here?” he asks. Angela quips, “You’ve been in Miami with butts in your face and stuff.”
In her confessional, Angela admits this is the same Bow Wow she’s always known. “Bow got girls wherever he gonna have girls at,” she says. She’s not a “newbie” to his behavior.
Bow Wow promises that he’s “done” with Miami. “I’m not going to Miami no more,” he says. But he does wonder if Angela has been checking out his page. Angela notes that Bow has a public page. Anyone can look at it.
“I wonder if me going to Miami and living it up, that’s the reason Ang didn’t hit me up,” Bow Wow admits. Bow Wow and Angela have been friends for years and have dabbled in romance before. He’s loving the single life, and he’s not going to apologize for it. “I like to do what the f**k I like to do,” he shouts. But he’s well aware that he’s done the settling down thing once before. “It’s not like I haven’t tried. I’ve been engaged twice,” he says.
The synopsis for the Jan. 14 episode reads: “Despite warnings, Bow threatens to tell all about his exes on his new album. When an ex shows up in ATL, Bow is forced to face the past. Deb’s secret creates turmoil that could tank her reputation. The stress of it sends someone over the edge.” Growing Up Hip Hop: Atlanta airs Thursdays at 9 p.m. on WE tv.
Dr. Sandra Lee looks into a young woman’s strange skin condition in this EXCLUSIVE preview of ‘Dr. Pimple Popper.’ The woman has bumps all over parts of her body, and she wants to find out why.
Dr. Pimple Popper is back for season 3 and taking on new patients with unusual skin conditions. HollywoodLife has an EXCLUSIVE preview of the Jan. 11 episode that features a young woman named Natalie, who has bumps all over her arms and legs. “I’m so glad that Natalie made her trip from Atlanta. I was able to speak with her via video conference, which gave me some ideas about her condition,” Dr. Sandra Lee explains.
Three months earlier, Natalie had revealed to Dr. Lee that the itching started back in college, mostly at night. Natalie says it was a “deep nonstop” itch and was diagnosed with prurigo nodularis. She has been face-to-face with many dermatologists but nothing has helped.
Dr. Sandra Lee is determined to get to the bottom of what’s wrong with Natalie. “Natalie is right. She does have prurigo nodularis, but that is a very nonspecific skin condition,” Dr. Sandra Lee says. “It’s really a descriptive term. It just really means that you’ve been scratching or picking at some area chronically and causing the skin to thicken in the area.”
Natalie’s had a biopsy done, so Dr. Lee has nearly all the information she needs to make a diagnosis. “The pattern of Natalie’s skin condition, her biopsy results, and also the fact that she’s been itching a lot more at night really give me clues as to her diagnosis,” Dr. Lee notes.
When Dr. Lee takes a closer look, she sees that the bumps are perfectly spaced. “Something that I’m noticing is the distribution of the bumps,” she says. “Why do you not see them on her back, but you see it on her arms and her legs and her torso?”
Dr. Lee believes there’s really only one option left — Natalie’s skin condition might be self-induced. “If you didn’t scratch at these areas, do you think they would not appear?” Dr. Lee asks Natalie. Dr. Pimple Popper airs Mondays at 9 p.m. on TLC.
Paul’s pick It is like a broken record that keeps skipping, playing the same interlude over and over again. Can the Giants score enough points? The evidence from December strongly suggests the answer is no. There are gaps on the defense they are going against, but are the Giants capable of exploiting any of them?…
This feels like the Jets’ best chance at toppling the Patriots in years. New England has lost three in a row and has looked bad doing it. The Jets have won two straight and are playing inspired defense. I’m not buying it. The Patriots figure this out and score at least one defensive touchdown.
Patriots 35, Jets 6
Jets QB Sam Darnold vs. Patriots coach Bill Belichick
This may be Darnold’s final game as a Jet. The team is going to have a major decision to make this offseason: whether to stick with Darnold or to draft a quarterback with the No. 2-overall pick.
If it is Darnold’s final game for the Jets, he gets one last crack at the Patriots. He has been awful against the division rival. Darnold has only played the Patriots twice, missing three games with injury or illness. He has yet to throw a touchdown against New England and has been intercepted four times. He has a 29.4 quarterback rating against the Patriots, his worst against any team. The last time Darnold played the Patriots was when Belichick made him see “ghosts.”
The 23-year-old Darnold reiterated this week that he is not focused on the future, but when pressed he said he does believe his future remains bright.
“I absolutely believe my best days are ahead and I’m just going to continue to work and like I said, put that work in to be able to get better and improve every single year,” Darnold said.
Cam jam: There was a point early in this season when the Patriots’ signing of Cam Newton looked like another stroke of genius by Bill Belichick. Now? Fans in New England are wondering why Jarrett Stidham is not starting this game.
It is possible the Jets will see Stidham on Sunday. Belichick has kept his quarterback decision quiet, but he also has not indicated he is ready to bench Newton. Belichick pulled Newton in the second half of last week’s loss to the Bills, but then backed him in the postgame press conference.
“Cam did a good job for us. I mean, that wasn’t the problem,” Belichick said. “We were just not very competitive in the beginning.”
The first year of life after Tom Brady has not gone well for the Patriots, who have the NFL’s 29th-ranked offense. Newton has just five touchdown passes to go along with 10 interceptions. He has run for an additional 12 touchdowns.
Big D-velopment: The Jets’ defense has come to life over the past two weeks and led the way to the two wins. Interim defensive coordinator Frank Bush has his unit playing hard. The Jets held the Rams to 303 yards and the Browns to 299 — two of the Jets’ three lowest totals given up this year. Last week, the Jets held a strong Browns rushing attack to 45 yards.
“We changed a couple of things,” Bush said. “Obviously, the guys have bought into what we’re selling right now. We’ve done some things, kind of pared things down, and gave them a chance to play a little bit smarter and a little bit faster.”
Running low: The Jets will have a new starting running back for their final game of the season. Frank Gore, who started 14 games this season, suffered a bruised lung last week and was placed on injured reserve. Rookie La’Mical Perine was expected to start, but then tested positive for COVID-19 on Wednesday and will miss the game. That leaves Ty Johnson and Josh Adams to carry the load. That duo actually played well against the Raiders last month after Gore exited with a concussion. Johnson, who ran for 104 yards that day, is the only Jets running back to gain 100 rushing yards in a game in the past two seasons.
Decade of despair: The Jets have not won in Foxborough in nearly 10 years. Their last victory at Gillette Stadium was their 28-21 playoff victory on Jan. 16, 2011. They have lost their past nine games there. Overall, they have also lost nine straight to the Patriots, their last win coming on Dec. 27, 2015, at MetLife Stadium in overtime.
The Patriots have dominated this rivalry for years, but this is not the same New England team Jets fans are used to watching pound their team. The Patriots (6-9) have lost three in a row and are not going to the playoffs for the first time since 2008. This is New England’s first losing season since 2000, Belichick’s first year as coach.
Last week’s Jets win came out of nowhere. I think we’ll return to our regularly scheduled programming this week. Even with the Browns missing their top three wide receivers, they have enough firepower in their running game to beat the Jets.
Browns 28, Jets 13
Jets LT Mekhi Becton vs. Browns DE Myles Garrett
Becton said he expects to make future Pro Bowls after not getting selected as a rookie this past week. Here’s a chance to prove it.
Garrett is one of the best pass rushers in football. He has 11 sacks this season and four games with a strip-sack. All Becton has to do is turn on the tape of the Browns’ game against the Jets last year, when Garrett had three sacks and five quarterback hits. In that game, with Sam Darnold out with mononucleosis, he snapped Trevor Siemian’s ankle and beat up Luke Falk.
Becton has played well this season against some tough pass rushers. He had one of his best games last week and threw some key blocks on Rams star Aaron Donald. This is another test.
“If you want to know where you’re at, this is the right guy to go against,” Jets coach Adam Gase said. “He’s impressive. Watching him on tape, it’s completely different when you watch him live on the field, just seeing how fast he gets off the ball, how he turns a corner, how he can change direction, his pursuit to the ball, the violence of his hits.”
Running men: The Browns’ offensive success this season has started with their ground game. They are third in the NFL with an average of 152.6 rushing yards per game. The combination of Nick Chubb (931 rushing yards) and Kareem Hunt (793) might be the best in the league. With their shortage of wide receivers, the Browns should rely on the running game even more than usual.
Former Jets offensive line coach Bill Callahan joined the Browns this year, and he has their line performing at a high level.
The Jets have been strong against the run this year (13th in the NFL), but they lost top run-stuffer Quinnen Williams this week to a season-ending neck injury and a concussion. The Jets will miss having Williams in the middle, especially against this duo.
“I think those guys are doing a very good job of understanding the scheme they’re doing and executing it very well,” Jets coach Adam Gase said. “And then, the fact that they’re really hard to bring down. … They’ve got two guys that are doing the same thing as far as running through contact, breaking tackles and then executing the scheme at a very high level.”
All hands on deck: The Jets have used 78 different players this season, and that number could go up this week if a few practice-squad call-ups get into the game. That is believed to be a Jets record. Only three NFL teams — the Eagles, Jaguars and 49ers, who have used 79 — have used more this year.
The numbers are up because of the rules that allow teams to promote practice-squad players for games and then move them back the next day. Still, this is a lot of players to be used in one season. The Jets’ high number is partly due to injuries, but it’s also because of how poorly they’ve played and how they’ve been searching for answers at some positions.
They have used 32 different players on both offense and defense and another 14 solely on special teams.
Baker blossoms: Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield has shown this season he is more than just a TV pitchman. Mayfield has had a strong third season after a disappointing 2019. He has 25 touchdown passes and just eight interceptions. The No. 1 overall pick in the 2018 draft has his team on track for the playoffs and has quieted his doubters.
Sunday will be a challenge, though, without his top three receivers.
“I think what’s helped him is the fact that their run game is as good as what they’ve been this season,” Gase said. “I think he’s doing a phenomenal job in the play-action game.
Two different droughts: Cleveland looks like it is about to end a 17-year playoff drought, which was the longest active streak in the NFL. The Jets have missed the playoffs for the 10th straight season, which is about to become the longest active streak.
The Browns can make the playoffs with a win Sunday and a loss by one of a few other teams. The second-longest drought in the NFL came to an end Saturday, when the Buccaneers qualified for the playoffs for the first time since 2007 with their win over the Lions.
With the Buccaneers in and the Browns on the verge, the Jets are about to have the longest drought in the NFL.
The NBA season has begun just in time for the holidays. The New York Knicks get their 2020-21 season underway on Wednesday when they take on the Pacers in Indiana. Tom Thibodeau will coach a young Knicks team that will probably go through some bumps and bruises, especially without a star on their roster. There might not be fans at Madison Square Garden, but there is a sense of excitement from Knicks fans watching rookies like Obi Toppin and Immanuel Quickley.
Speaking of excitement, we are excited at the New York Post to debut Season 2 of our Knicks podcast “Big Apple Buckets” with new hosts Sal Licata and Jerome Williams aka “The Junk Yard Dog.” Licata is a lifelong Knicks fan, hosts on WFAN and is on SNY regularly. JYD played for the Knicks for one season in 2004-05 to finish off his nine-year NBA playing career. New episodes of the podcast will be released every Tuesday afternoon.
Big Apple Buckets 2020-21 Season Preview with Sal Licata and Jerome “The Junk Yard Dog” Williams:
Jerome playing like he was on ’90s Knicks. Rick Mahorn, Charles Oakley, Otis Thorpe inspiring JYD to play the hard-nosed basketball he played.
Knicks will play hard under new head coach Tom Thibodeau. What impact will Thibs have on this young Knicks roster? Comes from that Jeff Van Gundy tree, play strong defense. Superstar not here yet, but team is creating an identity this season that plays hard and plays defense.
12 Days of Knicksmas: Going through the top 12 players on the Knicks roster, what they want to see from these guys, how they can improve, what their role will be.
What will the Knicks’ starting five look like? Will it change throughout season?
Sal, JYD and I give out our predictions for the Knicks this season and what two teams will meet in the NBA Finals. Sal says 31 wins…can they win that many?
Inside The Dog House: JYD takes us inside The Dog House, telling a preseason story from his season with the Knicks when a young Trevor Ariza got mad at Tim Thomas, started throwing punches and brought out a stick.
Catch up on all episodes of “Big Apple Buckets,” a New York Knicks podcast, by subscribing to the podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or wherever you get your podcasts. New episodes of the show drop Tuesday afternoons.