Wednesday, November 11, 2009

November 11, 2009


 

STEVEN TYLER SAYS HE IS *NOT* LEAVING AEROSMITH:

JOE PERRY continues to claim that STEVEN TYLER is leaving AEROSMITH. But Steven FINALLY addressed the issue himself yesterday, while hanging out at the 2009 Glamour Women of the Year Awards. He told reporters, quote, "Does it look like I'm leaving Aerosmith?" So what's the deal, then? Why, is there all this talk about the band splitting up???

Steven said, quote, "You know what it is, it's those people who are putting out [guitarist] JOE [PERRY'S] album. Joe's doing a solo album. So people are paying attention to that."

That's true, he is. Joe is currently out promoting his new album, "Have Guitar, Will Travel", which came out last month. (--So, Steven is insinuating that this is all a publicity stunt to hype Joe's album . . . ??? Are you buying this?) Steven also mentioned that he, too, is working on a solo album . . . although that's something he's been saying for around 15 years now. We'll see what happens with that, but either way . . . Steven says he's not walking away from Aerosmith.


 

SHAQUILLE O'NEAL'S WIFE IS LEAVING HIM:

SHAQUILLE O'NEAL'S wife Shaunie filed for legal separation on Monday . . . and sources say she plans to file for divorce. -Check this out, though . . . Shaq, Shaunie and their four kids all lived in Florida. But a few days ago, she pulled the kids out of school and took them to Los Angeles with her.

--In her petition for separation, Shaunie says she's been an L.A. resident as of November 8th. --Why would she go through the trouble??? Supposedly, it's because community property laws would be more favorable to her in California. But there's a prenup in place, so it's not clear how much the move will help.--Shaunie is asking for spousal and child support . . . but she didn't say how much of either she wants.--Shaq and Shaunie have been married for almost seven years. Their four kids are all between the ages of 3 and 9.--Shaq filed for divorce in 2007, and it looked like it was going to get ugly. Shaunie actually accused him of hiding money from her. But they eventually reconciled.


 

KAREEM ABDUL-JABBAR HAS CANCER:

NBA legend KAREEM ABDUL-JABBAR is battling a form of cancer called chronic myeloid leukemia. He was actually diagnosed a year ago, but didn't disclose it until yesterday. -Kareem . . . who's 62 . . . said, quote, "Having lost one of my closest friends to a different, highly aggressive form of leukemia, I knew how serious my diagnosis was. My own life expectancy became a question mark.

-He added, quote, "When the doctor told me I had cancer, I was scared. My grandfather and my uncle both died from colorectal cancer, my dad almost died from it and I have the gene for it. It's in my family, so I thought this was something else along those lines, but it's not." --Kareem says that with treatment, he's expected to live a full, active life.


 

MICHAEL JACKSON'S DAD CAN'T CHALLENGE THE EXECUTORS OF HIS ESTATE:

JOE JACKSON got the legal smackdown in court yesterday . . . when a judge ruled that he has no grounds to contest the executors of MICHAEL JACKSON'S will.--And here's an interesting side-note to all this chaos: Joe's wife, KATHERINE JACKSON, actually sided AGAINST HIM on this one.

Katherine dropped HER opposition to the executors . . . because she feels that a legal battle over the estate wouldn't be in the best interest of Michael's children. She would still like a little more say in the affairs of the estate, though.

Joe is still petitioning the court for a monthly allowance from the estate. And he's still accusing the executors, John Branca and John McClain, of fraud and conflict of interest. --Joe's attorney says that if he DOESN'T get money from the estate, he'll file a creditor's claim against it. (--Apparently, he's trying to claim there was some kind of agreement. He did say that he used to get a monthly allowance from Michael . . . but we never heard that there was anything official or in writing about it.)


 

HILARY DUFF KISSED JESSICA SZOHR IN THE HYPED "THREESOME" ON "GOSSIP GIRL" MONDAY NIGHT:

The first of TWO hyped
"threesome episodes" on Gossip Girl" aired Monday night, and it was a mild success in the ratings. An estimated 2.3 million viewers tuned in. By comparison, last week's episode attracted 1.95 million viewers.

--If you missed it, here's what happened: --PENN BADGLEY and JESSICA SZOHR'S characters, Dan and Vanessa . . . along with recurring guest star HILARY DUFF, who plays Olivia . . . were talking about the wild things they still had yet to do at college. And naturally, the notion of a threesome came up. (--Don't you just LOVE Hollywood's take on college debauchery? Why couldn't this happen when *I* was in college??? Probably because I went to college in real life.) The one-guy, two-girls threesome went down . . . and did feature some same-sex kissing between Hilary and Jessica. (--If that's something that you're upset you missed, you can find a brief video and screen caps at this link . . .)
http://www.egotastic.com/entertainment/celebrities/hilary-duff/hilary-duff-lesbian-kiss-with-jessica-szohr-from-gossip-girl-005099 --More footage of this sexiness will reportedly be shown on next Monday's episode.


 

IT'S ON!!! BETWEEN DONALD TRUMP AND CARRIE PREJEAN:

It's been virtually IMPOSSIBLE to miss CARRIE PREJEAN on TV pimping her new book over the last few days. In the book . . . and in several of her TV appearances, Carrie has accused DONALD TRUMP of conducting a HUMILIATING exercise before the Miss USA pageant . . . separating the girls into two groups: Those he found attractive and those he didn't.

Well, Trump isn't taking it lying down. He released the following statement yesterday . . . quote, "Carrie should be ashamed of herself. Certainly I would never do a thing like that, because it would be too hurtful . . . --"It was total nonsense . . . it was fiction in her imagination . . . I don't even know how she came up with an idea like that. She should not have written that in the book.

"She's trying to act like she's a nun . . . so maybe she should release [her] sex tape and people would see whether or not she is a nun." --He added, quote, "She's trying to sell a book. She's doing the best she can . . . I can't imagine too many people would be interested in it, but you never know what sells these days."


 

"TWILIGHT" LEADS THE LIST OF "PEOPLE'S CHOICE" NOMINEES:

If you're getting tired of "Twilight", this will NOT be good news for you. It got a leading SIX nominations for the "36th Annual People's Choice Awards". --Those nominations include Favorite Movie . . . as well as acting nods for ROBERT PATTINSON, KRISTEN STEWART and TAYLOR LAUTNER.

Meanwhile, HBO's vampire drama, "True Blood", got THREE nominations . . . and the CW's "The Vampire Diaries" got two. --TAYLOR SWIFT, meanwhile, got three nominations in the music category . . . and MILEY CYRUS got two, but not for singing. Miley's were for "Hannah Montana" and for being a "Web Celeb" on the internet.

And, perhaps most importantly, the very sexy SUSAN BOYLE is up for Breakout Music Artist. (--She's up against Lady Gaga, Demi Lovato and "American Idol" studs Kris Allen and Adam Lambert.) --The 36th Annual People's Choice Awards" air live on CBS on January 6th.


CBS IS DEVELOPING A TV SHOW BASED ON A TWITTER FEED:

CBS is developing a comedy series based on Justin Halpern's popular Twitter account, "(Crap)MyDadSays". (--Actually, it's called "S**t My Dad Says".) Justin, who's 29 years old, uses the account to Tweet all the insane stuff that his grumpy, 73-year-old dad says.

Here are a few examples: "Just pay the parking ticket. Don't be so outraged. You're not a freedom fighter in the civil rights movement. You double parked."

--"The baby will talk when he talks, relax. It ain't like he knows the cure for cancer and he just ain't spitting it out."

--"Son, no one gives a (crap) about all the things your cell phone does. You didn't invent it, you just bought it. Anybody can do that." (--Here's the link . . .)

http://twitter.com/Shitmydadsays

--The creators of "Will & Grace" are helping develop the show, which is being described as a "family comedy." It's too soon to say if and when it'll come to TV.


 

LADY GAGA'S NEW VIDEO

LADY GAGA
has released the video for her new single, "Bad Romance". I'd describe it, but I really have no idea where to start. Simply put, it's totally weird . . . not that that's unexpected or anything. (--Here it is . . .)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ACm9yECwSso


 

NAZZY'S RANDOM STUFF

AFTER A GUY WAS ASSAULTED, HE TOLD 911 THAT HE MURDERED SOMEONE . . . JUST SO THE POLICE WOULD RESPOND FASTER:

I hope I never have to call the cops and tell them I've been assaulted. Because I'm willing to bet it's a terrifying experience. But people, no matter how rattled you are, THIS is not the way to go about getting help. On Monday night, 911 dispatchers received a call from 38-year-old Mark Anthony Johnson, in Tyler, Texas. (--about 95 miles east of Dallas.) Mark reported that he'd just MURDERED someone . . . and that he was still armed with a weapon. So several officers headed over to the location Mark had given them, with sirens flashing.

But when they got there, Mark told them that he had LIED to the dispatcher. He hadn't actually murdered someone . . . he HIMSELF had been assaulted. He just wanted the cops to get there as fast as possible. (--No word on if he even had any injuries from his alleged assault.) Instead, the cops charged Mark with filing a false report, arrested him, and threw him in jail. His bond's been set at $3,000. (Associated Press)


 

CAN YOU TELL IF SOMEONE IS EMOTIONALLY STABLE JUST BY LOOKING AT THEIR FACEBOOK PROFILE PICTURE?

I've never given too much thought to what my Facebook profile picture says about my personality. But, apparently, it says a whole lot. At least that's according to a new study from Sonoma State University in California, which found that the average person can paint a pretty accurate picture of a stranger's personality, based only on their Facebook profile picture. Researchers asked several study participants to view the profile pictures of 133 complete strangers. What they found is that the participants were able to accurately judge NINE out of TEN personality traits, including:

--Self-esteem

--Emotional stability

--Likability

--How open they are to new experiences

--Conscientiousness

--Loneliness

--Whether they're agreeable

--Whether they're an extravert

--And how religious they are

--The only trait they weren't able to ascertain from the profile picture was a person's political orientation. A woman named Laura Naumann led the study. She says, quote, "In an age dominated by social media . . . it becomes important to understand the ways personality is communicated via our appearance. "The appearance one portrays in his or her photographs has important implications for their professional and social life." (Yahoo News)


 

YOU COULD EARN UP TO $900 A MONTH JUST BY DRIVING AROUND:

This is just a heads-up to let you know that if you're a little strapped for cash, you can earn up to $900 a month by becoming a "brand driver." That's what it's called when you cover your car in vinyl decals called "auto wraps," which sport the logos and slogans of various corporations. All you have to do to qualify is drive at least 1,000 miles a month.

But since lot of people sign up to become "brand drivers" . . . presumably because it's easy money . . . whether or not you're chosen is based on a number of factors, including:

--Where you live

--Where you drive

--The location of your commute

--Whether you have kids . . . and how old they are

--And the kinds of events and activities you typically attend (???) (AOL Autos)

(--But, hey, $900 a month is nothing to sneeze at . . . especially if you don't mind turning your car into a mobile billboard and becoming a corporate whore. If you're interested, you can apply to become a "brand driver" here . . .)

http://www.freecarmedia.com/

http://www.drivenmediaonline.com/


 

HERE ARE FOUR THINGS YOU DIDN'T KNOW ABOUT VACCINES:

A lot of people are talking about the swine flu vaccine right now. Like, should you get it . . . should you wait . . . will it even do anything? And to tell you the truth, I really don't know. But here are four things I DO know, that you probably didn't know about vaccines . . .

#1.) THEY DON'T CAUSE AUTISM. That's supported by 14 different scientific studies. But the debate lives on because the first signs of autism show up around the same time babies get vaccinated. And celebrities like JENNY MCCARTHY, JIM CARREY, and CHARLIE SHEEN still claim there's a link.

#2.) YOU CAN GET A LOT OF THEM. Between the day you're born and the age of two, you only get about ten vaccinations. But according to a study at the University of Pennsylvania, the average immune system could handle up to 100,000 vaccines in a lifetime.

#3.) A MALARIA VACCINE IS IN THE WORKS. Last year, malaria killed A MILLION people worldwide. And most of them were kids under the age of five. But in August, the World Health Organization announced that a safe malaria vaccine had been developed. And some children in sub-Saharan Africa are already getting it.

#4.) MOST OF THE VACCINES USED TODAY WERE DEVELOPED BY ONE GUY. A scientist named Maurice Hilleman developed over three dozen vaccines in the 1950s and '60s. And eight of them are still recommended by the CDC today.

--That includes the vaccines for measles, mumps, chickenpox, meningitis, pneumonia, and hepatitis A and B. And when Hilleman died in 2005, the "Washington Post" credited him with saving more lives than any other scientist in the 20th century. (AskMen.com)

 

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