Halsey Accidentally Calls for Collapse of One World Trade Center

Halsey may have been snubbed from Sunday's Grammy Awards, but she's still making news ahead of the weekend. She quickly apologized for a tweet that indirectly suggested a collapse of One World Trade Center.

It began when Pitchfork gave her album a negative review. In dismissing the review and Pitchfork's relevance, Halsey said in a now-deleted tweet, "can the basement that they run p*tchfork out of just collapse already."

She didn't realize Pitchfork's home base is the revered New York landmark but quickly tweeted her apology when it was pointed out. "ABSOLUTELY deleted it upon realizing this. Was just trying to make a joke! Intended zero harm.

"Just figured I could poke at them back with the same aloof passive aggression they poke at artists with! Clearly a misunderstanding."

She has another chance to make amends this weekend--in New York, no less--as the musical guest on Saturday Night Live.

 

Remembering Mr. Peanut

Snack fans around the world are mourning the loss of a legend among legumes. Mr. Peanut, age 104, has died as a result of injuries suffered in a one-car accident...and at the direction of Planters.

However grim that sounds, it's really just the company's way of retiring the spokes-peanut in a Super Bowl ad. With Wesley Snipes and Matt Walsh ("Veep") riding along in the NUTmobile, Mr. Peanut swerves to avoid an armadillo in the road, as one does. They drive off a cliff and are clinging to a weak branch when Mr. Peanut lets go to save his buddies, falling to a highly-combustible demise.

This ad isn't the end of the story, though. Planters is also airing his "funeral" in a third-quarter commercial. Until then, #RIPeanut

Pink Promises to Age Naturally, Kelly Clarkson (Mostly) Agrees

Pink is taking 2020 off from touring but she's not stressing about the passage of time. She tweeted her promise to age naturally instead of trying to defy it with plastic surgery or other procedures.

"I want my children to know what I look like when I’m angry," she said.

Among the kudos, Kelly Clarkson added her support--with a notable exception: "I feel you .... except for, you know, the flying through the air thing...I’ll keep holding it down on the ground for us and you keep the air safe. I’ve always enjoyed teamwork."

Every State’s Least Favorite State

Our United States aren't always so united. Instagrammer Matt Shirley asked his followers to name their least favorite state, and they weren't shy. Border battles are alive and well; Wisconsin isn't feeling the love for Illinois, while Minnesota throws its shade toward Wisconsin. California appears to be most-hated, drawing the ire of nine states. Only one self-loathes: Florida. See the map here.

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

There's no denying that a lot of stores capitalize on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day with special sales. The Corporation for National and Community Service reminds us that this MLK Day is the only federal holiday designated as a national day of service. They challenge us all to "make it a day on, not a day off" by volunteering in our communities.

Petition To Induct Original MTV VJs Into Rock HOF

We weren't called the MTV Generation for nothing. Growing up long before the Internet, we clung to the cable channel as our lifeline to fashion, trends and music. Five trailblazers navigated us through it all: Nina Blackwood, Mark Goodman, Alan Hunter, J.J. Jackson and Martha Quinn.

There's now a petition to induct these original VJs into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and you can add your support here.

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2020 Inductees Announced

A diverse mix of performers are 2020 inductees into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. They include Depeche Mode, The Doobie Brothers, Whitney Houston, Nine Inch Nails, The Notorious B.I.G. and T. Rex. Despite garnering the majority of fan votes, Dave Matthews Band and Pat Benatar didn't make the cut. The induction ceremony will be held in Cleveland on May 2.

Chicken Confuses Game Show Contestant

If you miss a lot of correct responses while watching "Jeopardy! The Greatest of All Time," just remember it could be worse. Much worse.

As podcaster Mike Morrison tweeted, it came down to the game-deciding question on the new "Family Feud Canada": Name Popeye's favorite food.

Spoiler alert: it's not chicken.

In fairness, Popeye is an archaic cartoon character, while the Popeyes fast-food chain has made headlines more recently. So, years after Jessica Simpson's infamous Chicken of the Sea moment, we have a new fowl fail.

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