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Walmart moves Black Friday to Thanksgiving dinner time

Walmart is moving Black Friday to an earlier time on Thanksgiving

Walmart has decided to start earlier than usual on Black Friday. Last year, Walmart opened its doors to customers around 10 p.m. This year, that time has moved to 8 p.m. This means people will be lined up at the doors long before 8 o’clock. If you really want those hot deals, you’re going to have to arrive around 4 or 5 on Thanksgiving day.

According to the National Retail Federation, holiday spending is expected to jump 4.1 percent, causing retailers such as Walmart and Sears to brainstorm new ways of getting customers into their stores.

This year, Walmart guarantees shoppers three wish list items if they are in line between 10 and 11 p.m. These items include the 16GB Apple iPad2, a 32-inch Emerson LCD TV and an LG Blu-Ray player.

With Walmart being a large Black Friday sales leader, this may influence other retailers to capitalize on the early start this holiday shopping season.

However, according to editor-in-chief of dealnews.com, Dan de Grandpre, “Walmart has been the leader for seven or eight years. At this point, it’s too late for other stores to play catch-up. Most [other retailers] already have their schedules scoped out, and it’s difficult for a large chain to schedule overtime [for workers] on such short notice. With Walmart, you see what’s going to be more typical next year.”

Make sure this year during Thanksgiving, you inhale your meal so you can go spend 8 hours at Walmart. Because there’s nothing like standing in an absurdly long line to buy that super cheap TV on a day to be thankful for what you already have.

Disney Channel announces ‘Boy Meets World’ remake

Ben Savage and Danielle Fishel may return for ‘Boy Meets World’ sequel

Disney Channel has confirmed a sequel to the overwhelmingly popular series Boy Meets World. This new series, called Girl Meets World, would focus on the 13-year-old daughter of Ben Savage’s Cory Matthews and Danielle Fishel’s Topanga Lawrence.

As for Mr. Feeny, Cory’s mentor teacher, Cory seems to have taken his place. Cory Matthews is ironically now a seventh-grade history teacher, with his daughter and her best friend in his class.

Whether Ben Savage or Danielle Fishel will be back to their infamous roles remains to be seen. However, there have been tweets to raise our suspicions. On November 3, Fishel tweeted saying, “Just want you guys to know that @BenSavage and I have talked and we’ve decided…Thanksgiving is going to be delicious this year!”

Since the series end in 2000, Ben Savage, who played the mischievous Cory Matthews, graduated from college and earned a political science degree from Stanford in 2004.

Savage’s love interest on Boy Meets World, Danielle Fishel, who played Topanga Lawrence, took a role in the film National Lampoon Presents Dorm Daze, but has since fell away from acting. Instead, Fishel has served as a special correspondent on The Tyra Banks Show, and was host of Style’s The Dish. She now appears on MSN TV’s Last Night on TV.

The Boy Meets World spinoff is set to start filming in 2013 and will hit Disney Channel by 2014.

Charles Tillman may miss Sunday’s game for birth of child

Charles Tillman may miss Sunday night’s match-up against the Houston Texans

Charles Tillman, Chicago Bears cornerback, might miss Sunday night’s match-up with the Houston Texans due to the birth of his child. Tillman’s wife, Jackie, is due with their fourth child and is said to give birth any day. Should she go into labor on game day, Tillman said, “I think I’m going to have to be at the hospital Sunday.”

Tillman’s teammates are in full support of his decision to be with his wife that day. Wide receiver Brandon Marshall told the Chicago Sun Times, “It’s take care of your family. We understand how things are run around here. This is a special group. Coach (Lovie) Smith is a special guy, definitely in how he runs things, and—you take on the character of your leader. That’s what he preaches—family comes first.”

Tillman wholeheartedly agrees with Lovie’s philosophy. Tillman said, “At the end of the day, (family is) all that you have. This game is important to me, but after what we went through with my middle child, Tiana, (who was diagnosed with a  rare heart disease), to me football is second. It’ll always be second or third in my life. That was a great lesson learned, to teach me that family—when I’m done playing football—my family will always be there for me.”

Should his wife give birth early Sunday morning, Tillman said he would be at the game later that night.

Charles Tillman has not disappointed his teammates or Chicago Bears fans this season. He has 43 tackles, six passes defensed, two interceptions (both of which were returned for touchdowns) and seven forced fumbles this season.

The Chicago Bear’s record stands at 7-1.

Kenny Chesney reveals opening acts for 2013 tour

Kenny Chesney announces his 2013 concert tour opening acts

Kenny Chesney has revealed the name of his 2013 concert tour: No Shoes Nation. This tour will hit almost 50 cities, including 17 stadium shows. No Shoes Nation is also what the country superstar is planning on referring to his fan base as from now on.

On No Shoes Radio, Chesney explained, “We’ve been looking for ways to give my fan base a name. Everybody has built No Shoes Nation. What we’ve created on the road is something so special—the fans, myself, the band, crew…Their love for the music is constant; they are so passionate about the music.”

Chesney also revealed some of the other country superstars that will be opening for him on his 2013 concert tour. Eric Church, Eli Young Band, Kasey Musgraves and Zac Brown Band will all be in attendance.

Eric Church commented on Chesney’s upcoming tour saying, “I think he’s a real artist. I met him with my trainer years ago in the gym. He had just gotten to town. To see his progression, to see the songwriter and artist he’s becoming, he totally deserves that spot on our stadium tour. He’s a great fit for what we do out there.”

As for Eli Young Band, it was their hit song Crazy Girl that got Chesney’s attention. Chesney admitted, “I didn’t know much about them, but their song Crazy Girl beat You and Tequila for Song of the Year…and I went, ‘Wait a minute!’ So I went and listened to their record and was really impressed.”

The No Shoes Nation tour marks 20 years of touring for the mega-popular country singer.

Joe Biden to guest star on ‘Parks and Recreation’

Joe Biden is set to appear on ‘Parks and Recreation’ November 15

Joe Biden is preparing to appear on one of his favorite TV shows, Parks and Recreation, this November. Biden filmed the role for the NBC hit comedy series back in July when the show was in Washington D.C. Biden has been a running joke on the show as an object of Leslie Knope’s affection.

In the episode, Leslie Knope, played by Amy Poehler, makes a trip to Washington D.C. to meet with Biden as a special surprise from her fiancé, Ben Wyatt, played by Adam Scott.

Executive producer, Michael Schur, spoke to Entertainment Weekly saying, “[Leslie] has a lot of female heroes that cross party lines. She has a lot of social figures that she considers heroes, but the funniest hero is Joe Biden. There’s an episode last season where she says, ‘Joe Biden is on my celebrity sex list—well, he is my celebrity sex list’.”

However, keeping this appearance under the radar proved difficult due to the fact that Biden and President Obama were in the middle of a campaign. If the news would have come out that he was making a cameo on Parks and Recreation during the election, Romney’s VP, Paul Ryan, may have had to been given equal cameo time.

Schur spoke on keeping it under wraps saying, “His staff really loves the show, and he apparently had watched the show with his family and his family liked it. The hardest part was keeping it secret for so long because there’s all these FEC rules and equal-time rules. We couldn’t air it before the election because it was the equivalent of a campaign contribution to advertise for one candidate.”

In an interview with Roxy Romeo on WMIA radio, Joe Biden revealed that Parks and Recreation is one of the few shows he can keep up with. He said, “Beyond Modern Family and Parks and Recreation, that’s about it, those are the ones that I spend most of my time.”

Biden will appear on the November 15th episode of Parks and Recreation.

Ariel Winter’s mom accused of abusing ‘Modern Family’ star

Ariel Winter is accusing her mom of physical and mental abuse

The mother of Modern Family star, Ariel Winter, is denying allegations that she has physically and emotionally abused her daughter. Ariel Winter, known for her role on Modern Family as the smart Alex Dunphy, has accused her mom, Chris Workman, of “ongoing physical abuse (slapping, hitting, pushing) and emotional abuse” which included name-calling as well as insults about her weight.

Shanelle Gray, Ariel’s older sister, has been granted temporary custody and their mother is not to contact her daughter until a November 20 follow-up hearing.

It has also been reported that Winter wanted her sister to be her personal guardian and to be responsible for her estimated $500,000 estate. Workman is currently receiving checks from her daughter’s TV work and is also in charge of her Coogan account—money that by California law is set aside for child actors when they reach adulthood.

Workman is speaking out against these allegations saying, “It’s all untrue, it’s all untrue.” She went on to say, “I have my doctor’s letter that my daughter’s never been abused…I have stylists’ letters that she’s never been abused.”

Winter’s publicist could not be reached for comment.

Ariel Winter has appeared in several movies such as Ice Age: The Meltdown and ParaNorman and is of course known for starring in the ABC hit series Modern Family.

Cheryl Burke moving from Dancing with the Stars to the Bachelorette?

Cheryl Burke shows interest in becoming the next Bachelorette

Cheryl Burke, longtime cast member of Dancing with the Stars, has been rumored to be the next Bachelorette for the hit ABC reality series. Various sources are speaking out about the reports that Burke will be moving from the dance floor to handing out roses on group dates.

One source claims that producers of The Bachelorette and Cheryl Burke have been talking regarding her potential involvement with the show. A source told Radar Online, “She has a huge fan base, she’s great on television and they definitely think people would want to watch her find true love on TV.”

Another source claimed “ABC has asked her for years to do the show, she is holding out for a big payday because she knows she would bring a lot to the show.”

However, others are saying quite the opposite of the Dancing with the Stars beauty. One source said that Cheryl Burke being on The Bachelorette is “Never gonna happen! Never!” It’s also been reported that Burke has been the one begging to be on the show, not the other way around.

A second source said something similar saying, “The Bachelorette producers don’t like the idea of taking someone from another show because they want all their bachelors and bachelorettes to be ‘real people’.”

Rumors have also been spreading about a possible re-appearance by past Bachelorette star, Emily Maynard. Due to her recent split with fiancé Jef Holm, it seems Emily Maynard is back on the market. One source stated “Emily’s ratings were huge and the producers know that she is incredibly popular so they are talking with her about coming back for another try.”

Nothing is set in stone about who next season’s Bachelorette will be, only rumors. Stay tuned to see who will be the next lucky lady to try their hand at love.

Victoria’s Secret fashion show: Justin Bieber, bomb dogs and Nutella

The Victoria’s Secret fashion show includes the Biebs, Rihanna and a $2.5 million bra

The highly anticipated Victoria’s Secret fashion show was filmed Wednesday afternoon in New York City and is gearing up to be an unforgettable show, as always. Performers on the runway this year include Justin Bieber, Rihanna, Bruno Mars, a $2.5 million bra, and of course, supermodels with zero percent body fat.

In preparation for the big event, various security measures were taken—a necessity considering all the supermodels, superstars and insanely expensive bras in attendance. Two bomb-sniffing dogs greeted the various media outlets that were to go backstage for the big event. There were also dozens of security guards surrounding New York’s Sixty-Ninth Regiment Armory, the building hosting the show.

Backstage, there was plenty of food for the Victoria’s Secret angels to graze on. There was a buffet of bagels, croissants, pastries, fruit and of course Nutella.

Model Miranda Kerr, however, opted for a more green concoction—celery, cucumber, lemon, blue-green algae and kale. Although, she did admit to having eggs that morning to get herself some protein and energy.

Kerr even commented on Justin Bieber participating in the fashion show this year saying, “The thing is, I saw him yesterday perform, but I haven’t met him in person yet, so let’s wait and see until I meet him, and then I’ll make my decision.” Shortly after, she went on to say, “He’s cute.”

Talk of Hurricane Sandy was also present at the show. 23-year-old Victoria’s Secret model, Behati Prinsoloo said, “Since Sandy came through New York, it’s been a bit crazy. My house flooded. My heart really goes out to the other families affected by Sandy. You realize that people lost so much more than you did.”

Show organizers showed their support by donating eight 500-kilowtat generators to the National Guard after the regiment lost power and Victoria’s Secret’s parent company, Limited Brands, pledged $1 million to relief efforts.

The Victoria’s Secret fashion show will air December 4th on CBS.

Mythbusters to do a Breaking Bad episode

Mythbusters is taking on Breaking Bad for a future episode

A special episode of Mythbusters is on its way in which the team takes on the AMC original series Breaking Bad. They are to experiment with different tests inspired by the popular show. Star of Breaking Bad, Aaron Paul, as well as the creator, Vince Gilligan, are expected to make an appearance in the episode.

Gilligan previously expressed interest in having the Mythbusters team examine some of the events in Breaking Bad. It seems as though he is getting his wish. There are supposedly two tests to be completed in the upcoming episode.

The first comes from season 1 of Breaking Bad in which Aaron Paul’s character uses a regular bathtub to dissolve a body in hydrofluoric acid. Because he igorned Bryan Cranston’s character’s warning, the acid ate through the tub, causing it to fall through the floor.

The second test is said to tackle this season’s magnet-based caper. Creators of the show had other tests in mind, but are planning to save those for potential follow-up Breaking Bad/Mythbusters episodes.

Mythbusters host Adam Savage spoke on the upcoming episode saying, “We’ve been wanting to do a Breaking Bad episode for awhile. Obviously there’s a lot of fertile material to play with, so things that happen on the show have been ending up on our list of stories to tackle for a couple years now. And when Vince said in an interview that he’d love to see a Mythbusters/Breaking Bad crossover, we reached out to him directly and the response was overwhelmingly positive.”

As far as audiences speculating if Mythbusters will take on the “Blue Sky” crystal meth formula created by Cranston’s character on the show, the answer is no. It probably wouldn’t be the best idea to essentially teach people step by step how to cook crystal meth.

The Breaking Bad episode of Mythbusters is set to air this upcoming spring.

Channing Tatum rumored to be People’s Sexiest Man Alive

Channing Tatum may earn the title of People’s Sexiest Man Alive

Channing Tatum is rumored to be the next star on the cover of People’s annual Sexiest Man Alive issue, which is set to be released on newsstands on November 14. The magazine refused to comment on the speculation, saying “We never comment on who the Sexiest Man Alive is until the issue is revealed.”

It would come as no surprise if Channing Tatum grabs the top spot seeing as he has captured audiences with his recent films such as The Vow, 21 Jump Street and Magic Mike. With Channing working as a male stripper in the past as well as his recent role playing one in Magic Mike, it’s no surprise that he’s a top nominee for the Sexiest Man Alive spot.

People’s previous Sexiest Man Alive went to Bradley Cooper, star of the Hangover films. When Cooper interviewed with Entertainment Tonight about who he thinks should be the next Sexiest Man Alive, he first suggested Robert De Niro, but then changed his answer to his Hangover co-star, Zach Galifianakis.

Although Channing Tatum is a safe bet for People’s Sexiest Man Alive award, there are a few others in the running. These men include Twilight star Robert Pattinson, Channing’s Magic Mike co-star Matt Bomer, and of course Ryan Gosling. Fans of Gosling even protested outside of People’s headquarters last year when Bradley Cooper nabbed the award instead.