Daybreak Daily’s afternoon jaunt to the pop-culture world finds Mark Twain (kind of), spies a unique Christmas card (sigh), other things, and presents two holiday mystery music videos.
JON BON JOVI: Not dead. Internet hoax Monday claimed the opposite but he was able to joke about it during a concert that night, per the Newark Star-Ledger, “Like Scott Baio, who was victimized by a similar prank a few days ago, Jon Bon Jovi seemed unnerved by the barrage of Twitter rumors. He referred to the hoax several times, and even pantomimed taking phone calls from concerned friends checking to see if he was still alive. He even felt the need to rehash the old Mark Twain quip about how the reports of his death had been exaggerated.” http://bit.ly/szUryN
BOGUS, BOGUS, BOGUS: As in, NOT TRUE. But here’s the post that led to the Bon Jovi uproar, per dailynewbloginternational, “Rockstar Jon Bon Jovi (John Francis Bongiovi, Jr) was pronounced dead today after paramedics found him in a coma at his Empress Hotel, city and law enforcement of Asbury Park, NJ sources told The Times after World Christmas Tour concert on The Bamboozle Festival, North Beach Asbury Park.” http://bit.ly/rCAV0P
NOW YOUR LIFE IS COMPLETE: That’s because. . .per the Los Angeles Times. . .” The Kardashian Christmas card is out and in it, well, Kim Kardashian stands alone. So does Rob Kardashian, of course, but with his confident new "Dancing With the Stars" posture, that's nothing but a good thing.The Kardashian/Jenner family Christmas card for 2011, released Monday, was shot once again by Nick Saglimbeni and, like so many other holiday greetings -- say, "Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked" -- also comes in a 3D version.” http://lat.ms/u6UQXR
HERE’S A SHOCKER: Tom Cruise professes still more love for wife Katie Holmes, per People, “"Every day I fall more in love with her," Cruise, 49, told PEOPLE at the New York premiere of Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol on Monday at the Ziegfeld Theatre. "It's been quite an amazing five years because of her. She's an incredible woman. She's everything to me." http://bit.ly/rSofwz
PIERS MORGAN SUDDENLY MUM: He declines to answer when asked about his role in hacking Paul McCartney’s phone, per the AP, “In an eagerly awaited appearance before the U.K.'s media ethics committee, Morgan, who replaced Larry King on CNN, was visibly tense, sometimes hostile and often rejected characterizations of his actions made by inquiry lawyers as "nonsense." http://apne.ws/tk5oGX
BEACH BOYS REUNION: It’s the real deal, and includes Brian Wilson, per Rolling Stone, “Though Mike Love has never stopped touring under the Beach Boys name, fans will finally get the chance to see the band's original surviving members play once again on their upcoming 50th anniversary blowout, kicking off in April at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival.” http://bit.ly/skhqSz
CELEBRITY MUG SHOTS: And E! has the top 10 for 2011. http://eonli.ne/smaGVQ
KATE MIDDLETON: She steps out with William at a London military awards event, per Us Weekly, “With a dashing, tuxedo-clad Prince William escorting her, the Duchess of Cambridge stunned in a black, strapless velvet gown by Alexander McQueen. . .For the gala -- honoring military servicemen and women -- Kate, 29, also donned private jewelry that she received as wedding gifts. She wore her hair down in her trademark loose, glossy waves.” http://bit.ly/rRtUqm
PSA: This is, after all, D.C. “On Tuesday, MTV will officially launch the Power of 12, our coverage of the 2012 election, beginning with the premiere of the documentary "Our Voice." (It debuts today at) 4:54 p.m., aAnd if you think you know everything about the concerns of the nation's 45 million voters ages 18 to 29 (or the GOP hopefuls currently courting them), well, you're in for an eye-opener.” http://on.mtv.com/ukoUbM
AND FINALLY: Today’s mystery music video, actually two mystery music videos to honor the holiday season (full-screen clicks recommended).
• The nice: http://bit.ly/gSf75K
• The naughty: http://bit.ly/tVk8wy