BIRD BOX BREAKS NETFLIX RECORDS: Bird Box is breaking records already. The Sandra Bullock-starring horror-thriller, released on December 21st, has become Netflix’s most-watched film over seven days. Thus far, it has been viewed by 45 million accounts, the streamer reports. “Took off my blindfold this morning to discover that 45,037,125 Netflix accounts have already watched Bird Box — best first 7 days ever for a Netflix film!” the streaming service's official Twitter posted on Friday, adding, “Oh my god.” Have you tuned in?
ABBY LEE MILLER RETURNING TO DANCE MOMS: After serving time in prison and being diagnosed with cancer, Abby Lee Miller has some good news: she is returning to Dance Moms! Miller told fans Friday: “OMG! Can you believe I’m going to film Season 8 of Dance Moms! Yes, it’s official!” Taping on the Lifetime show is set to begin in January.
MICHAEL FISHMAN OPTS FOR SEPARATION FOR HEALTH INSURANCE: The Conners’ Michael Fishman is separating, instead of divorcing his wife so he can keep her on his health insurance. He tells TMZ: “Among the reasons for not getting a regular divorce is the shared desire to keep Jenny Briner covered by my health insurance, and allow to slowly unfold our 20 years together in a way mutually beneficial for our family, particularly on behalf of our children.” Would you consider alternative divorce arrangements to help your family with insurance?
JUNE WHITFIELD DEAD AT 93: Dame June Whitfield, best known for her roles in Terry and June and Absolutely Fabulous, died Friday at 93. Whitfield also famously voiced Agatha Christie’s Miss Marple on the BBC Radio 4.
KANYE BUYS KIM A CONDO FOR CHRISTMAS: Kanye West bought Kim Kardashian a $14 million apartment at Miami’s “billionaire beach bunker,” sources tell Page Six. The tower, designed by Norman Foster, sits on the beach. Dubbed Faena House, Goldman Sachs chairman Lloyd Blankfein, hedge fund billionaire Ken Griffin and Faena co-developer Len Blavatnik also live there.
BETHENNY FRANKEL BASHES HOTEL FOR NOT ISSUING CREDIT: After suffering a near-fatal reaction to a fish dish last week, Real Housewives star Bethenny Frankel is busting Rosewood Hotels’ chops for not issuing her a credit after the incident.”It was quite disappointing that @RosewoodHotels wouldn’t even issue a future credit when I had a medical 911 and had to cancel a room,” she wrote.
GWYNETH PALTROW IS TUNING OUT: She’s dropping out! Goop guru Gwyneth Paltrow, 46, informed the world via Instagram that she is taking five. She shared a shot of herself with a stunning beach in the background, writing: “Out of office.”