The most Googled of 2020… George Clooney hospitalized… ‘iCarly’ reboot… Tiffany Haddish turned down GRAMMYs pre-show hosting gig… and Taylor Swift to release surprise ninth album ‘Evermore’ tonight

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Google just released its annual “Year in Search” report on what we searched the most. There are WAY too many to list here, but here are a few to check out. The most-searched definition was WAP, followed by entanglement, antebellum, pandemic and asymptomatic. The most-searched actor was Tom Hanks, followed by comedian Chris D’Elia, Jada Pinkett-Smith, Timothée Chalamet, and Ricky Gervais. The most-searched musical acts were Shakira, August Alsina, Adele, Doja Cat and then Grimes.

George Clooney has a new movie coming out Dec. 23 called “The Midnight Sky.” To prepare for his role playing an astronomer who survives an apocalyptic event, George dropped 28 pounds. He had to hurry because in Hollywood, time is money. But because he dieted so extremely, four days before he was due to report to the set, George doubled over with stomach pains, rushed to the hospital, and was diagnosed with pancreatitis. He spent weeks recovering. George said what made it even worse was he was also directing the movie and had zero energy. Maybe that translates into the film because critics aren’t exactly loving “The Midnight Sky.” It’s still fresh on Rotten Tomatoes, though, with a 61% positive rating.

Just when you thought you didn’t want another reboot, Paramount+ is giving us an “iCarly” for ADULTS! The original ran on Nickelodeon from 2007-2012. The reboot is bringing back the original stars Miranda Cosgrove as Carly Shay, Jerry Trainor as Spencer Shay, and Nathan Kress as Freddie Benson. But what about Sam and Gibby??? We’re still waiting to hear.

Tiffany Haddish was offered a job she COULD refuse, and she did. Tiffany said she was offered the chance to host the Grammys 3-hour pre-show in January, but she wouldn’t be paid, and she would have to pay for her own glam and wardrobe. Tiffany told Variety, “I don’t know if this might mean I might not get nominated ever again, but I think it’s disrespectful.” Tiffany was nominated for a Grammy last year for a spoken word project, and this year she’s up for a Grammy for her “Black Mitzvah” Netflix special.

Taylor Swift surprised everyone this morning by announcing she’s dropping her 9th studio album at midnight Eastern tonight! She said “evermore” is the sister album to “folklore,” which was released five months ago. Taylor posted, “Ever since I was 13, I’ve been excited about turning 31 because it’s my lucky number backwards, which is why I wanted to surprise you with this now.” (Her birthday is Dec. 13, so we’re not sure why she’s not waiting until then….) Taylor announced there are 15 tracks on the standard edition of “evermore,” but the deluxe edition will have two bonus tracks. You can preorder the album now. All the digital downloads of the album with have an exclusive, digital booklet with 16 brand new photos. And in addition to dropping the album tonight, she is simultaneously dropping the video for the first single “willow.” She said, “I’ll see you guys in the YouTube premiere page chat before midnight to answer some questions.”

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