Ashley Tisdale has a new song coming out. She shared the artwork for the single, 'You're Always Here" on Instagram. Earlier this month Ashley shared a photo of her in the recording studio. Ashley's new song will be released on December 16.
Ashley's last album, Guilty Pleasure, was released in 2009, so it has been a few years since she released new music. She did record some songs for the 2011 soundtrack for her film, Sharpay's Fabulous Adventure.
Taylor Swift posed backstage with Cara Delevingne at the 2013 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show. Taylor Swift performed at the show which was broadcast live on CBS on December 10. You can watch the show online here. Cara wore a sporty onesie and carried a soccer ball with a Victoria's Secret logo on it during one of her trips down the runway.
The 2013 Gingerbread White House has been revealed. It is a 300-pound gingerbread replica of the White House. The Gingerbread White House was built by Pastry Chef Bill Yosses and his team.
The house rests on a custom-made hearth built with over 1,200 Springerle cookies. A recipe for the cookies can be found here.
The impressive gingerbread hosue even has a little Bo and Sunny sitting on the front steps of the White House. It also has a functioning replica of the North Lawn fountain. Here is a video of the construction of the 2013 Gingerbread White House. Take a look:
A German inventor has built the world's largest rocking horse for Christmas. The inventor hopes to get into the Guinness Book of World Records with his giant rocking horse, which seems likely. The rocking horse is 26 feet tall and is located in a small town near Berlin. The man climbs up the enormous rocking horse wearing a Santa suit. Reuters reports that the horse is illuminated with over 6,000 LED lights. Take a look:
A new survey conducted by RetailMeNot and The Omnibus Company found that 87% of shoppers have not finished Christmas shopping. The survey also found (not surprisingly) that shoppers love free shipping. 27% say they will not purchase an item online without free shipping. Procrastinators will find free shipping offers become less and less available if they want their purchase delivered in time for Christmas.
Trae Bodge, senior editor of The Real Deal by RetailMeNot, said in a statement,
"Black Friday and Cyber Monday have come and gone, but the majority of shoppers still have gifts to purchase. Consumers who prefer to do last-minute shopping online should take advantage of Free Shipping Day offers if they want to avoid having to pay for expedited shipping charges and potentially go over their budgets."
Here are some other findings of the survey:
When shopping online, 65% of consumers will search for a free shipping coupon if they see they have to pay for shipping
70% of shoppers feel shopping online takes less time than shopping in-store
69% of shoppers feel shopping online is less stressful than shopping in-store
40% rank crowded stores high on their list on holiday pressures
64% have had to pay for expedited shipping when purchasing last minute Christmas gifts online
38% have exceeded their holiday budget because of expedited shipping costs
The obvious solution to gleam from this information is to get your Christmas shopping done in the next few days before shipping costs start to rise. That is not always easy as this time of year always tends to be extra busy and you may not have wish lists yet from friends and family members.
Filson has opened a new store in Aspen. The 900 square-foot store is located at 402 S. Hunter Street in historic downtown Aspen. The store will have grand opening events on Thursday, Dec. 19 and Thursday, Dec. 19 that benefit the Aspen Center for Environmental Studies (ACES). The store is the company's first retail location outside the Pacific Northwest. Filson also opened its first international store in London last spring. THe Aspen store will carry the brand's signature luggage, leather accessories, apparel and outerwear.
FIlson CEO Alan Kirk said in a statement, "Filson has been crafting durable goods for those who refuse to stay indoors since the Alaskan Gold Rush. There are few places in the world with a higher concentration of outdoor enthusiasts than Colorado. We look forward to being closer to our longtime customers in this state as well as the region's many international guests."
Stride and Sour Patch Kids have partnered for a new Stride Sour Patch Kids gum. The gum will launch in January 2014 in Redberry and Lime flavors. The MSRP is $1.29 for the single pack and $2.89 for a multi-pack.
Lauren Sella, Senior Brand Manager, Stride, Mondelez International, said in the announcement, "We are thrilled to bring the Sour then Sweet experience to Stride gum. Both brands have tremendous fans and we are counting on them to help us find the kids so we can turn them into delicious gum and bring this innovative product to market."
Here is the trailer for Edge of Tomorrow, which is based on Hiroshi Sakurazaka's 2004 novel All You Need Is Kill. The film stars Tom Cruise as Lt. Col. Bill Cage, a career officer who has never seen live combat. When aliens attack the Earth, it looks pretty grim for human. Cage is sent on a suicide mission and is killed pretty quickly. He wakes up and finds himself reliving the same mission over and over. When he meets Special Forces warrior Rita Vrataski (Emily Blunt), she says the same thing happened to her. She begins to train him for actual combat. Each time through they get a bit closer to saving Earth. The trailer is really good. Take a look:
Friskies gathered up some of the famous Internet cats for a video called, "Hard to Be a Cat at Christmas." The five cats featured in the music video are Grumpy Cat, Colonel Meow, Nala Cat, Hamilton the Hipster Cat and Oskar the Blind Cat. Friskies will donate one can of wet cat food to five charity organizations for every time the video is viewed (up to 500,000 total cans). The song is also available for download from iTunes and Amazon.com.
Take a look:
Photo: Bret Hartman/AP Images for Friskies (top)/Cats Across America (second photo)