First Lady Michelle Obama unveiled this year's White House Christmas decorations yesterday (December 4th), giving a first look to military members and their families. The theme this year is "Gather Around," celebrating "the stories and traditions that bring us together this special time of year." The displays include two dozen Christmas trees, including the official White House Christmas tree in the Blue Room, which is over 18 feet tall and is dedicated to military families, decorated with photos of their joy-filled homecomings. There's also the traditional 300-pound gingerbread rendering of the White House, complete with dark chocolate miniatures of first pets Bo and Sunny. The Obamas' two Portuguese water dogs are also included in the decorations with two life-sized replicas made of satin ribbons.
The White House gingerbread house: http://bit.ly/1hzznfz
The Blue Room Christmas tree: http://bit.ly/1aBYFkQ
It was announced on Wednesday (December 4th) that Universal Pictures has decided to shut down production on Fast & Furious 7 indefinitely in light of Paul Walker's death on Saturday (November 30th.) The studio previously announced they would be on a temporary hiatus but now it seems they are taking more time to figure out the direction of the franchise.
Universal released a statement saying, "Right now, all of us at Universal are dedicated to providing support to Paul's immediate family and our extended Fast & Furious family of cast, crew and filmmakers. At this time we feel it is our responsibility to shut down production on Fast & Furious 7 for a period of time so we can assess all options available to move forward with the franchise. We are committed to keeping Fast & Furious fans informed, and we will provide further information to them when we have it. Until then, we know they join us in mourning the passing of our dear friend Paul Walker."
It was also announced on Wednesday that the coroner determined Paul's cause of death to be from "traumatic and thermal injuries."
If you're wondering what people were pushing, punching, trampling, and shooting each other for at Walmart on Black Friday, we now have your answer.
Walmart says their top selling item for Black Friday was . . . TOWELS.
Yes, towels. They were offering one bath towel or a pack of six washcloths for $1.74, and sold 2.8 million across the country. They also sold two million TVs, 1.9 million dolls, 1.4 million tablets, and 300,000 bicycles.
Industry experts say it's an interesting sign that towels were Walmart's biggest Black Friday success . . . and it shows that more and more people are using Black Friday to shop for THEMSELVES, not just get presents for other people.
And in case you're wondering, Walmart's top selling item on days that AREN'T Black Friday is . . . bananas.
This ad is being called the "scariest ad of all time" and it even comes with a disclaimer at the beginning!
In case you are curious, the ad is for tires... And it makes sense! These folks definitely needed a good set of tires!
A couple of college students set out on their own campus to see what would happen if strangers witnessed bullying. Would people step in, or speak up? You might be surprised by what happened...
You may have heard the story about the lyric "Lord" replaced with "Oh" on the performance of "Will The Circle Be Unbroken" on 'THE VOICE' the other night. Now Blake Shelton speaks out>> HERE