What's Trending: Taylor Swift's Update on Mother's Health

Taylor Swift, Phubbing, Valentine's Day, SNL

January 21, 2020
Pop star Taylor Swift was nominated for an original song for \"Cats.'' Taylor Swift at Golden Globe

What’s Trending: Wednesday, January 22nd, 2020



§     She’s revealed that her mom, Andrea, has a brain tumor.

§     She told Variety, “…the symptoms of what a person goes through when they have a brain tumor is nothing like what we’ve ever been through with her cancer before. So it’s just been a really hard time for us as a family.”

§     The diagnosis is in addition to her battle with breast cancer, for which she is undergoing chemotherapy.

§     Taylor’s Netflix documentary “Miss Americana” comes out on January 31st.



§     Study: Phubbing your kids could put them at risk of depression.

§     Phubbing is a term that refers to snubbing people to look at your phone (“phone” plus “snubbing” equals “phubbing”)

§     A study showed that there is evidence of indirect harm posed by smartphones and found that kids who felt ignored by their parents were more likely to report depressive symptoms than those who had the undivided attention of their parents.



§     Survey: Americans get more excited about Valentine’s Day than Christmas

§     Now more than ever, people are celebrating love of all kinds with partners, friends, kids and pets.

§     And a third of Americans have even take the day off from work to celebrate.



§     The show will return to NBC this weekend and the winter schedule is stacked!

§     They just announced some of the upcoming hosts and performers and Halsey will kick off the 2020 season as musical guest while Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker star Adam Driver will host.

§     Next week Houston Texans superstar JJ Watt will make his SNL hosting debut with country singer Luke Combs as musical guest.

§     And on February 9th, RuPaul will serve as host for the first time with musical guest, Justin Bieber.