Friday, March 19, 2010

March 19, 2010

HOLLYWOOD DIRT OVERFLOW
THE SANDRA BULLOCK SEX SCANDAL

JESSE JAMES HAS APOLOGIZED FOR . . . SOMETHING:


JESSE JAMES has not admitted that he carried on an 11-month affair with tattoo model MICHELLE "BOMBSHELL" MCGEE. --But yesterday, he apologized to his wife SANDRA BULLOCK and his three children for . . . SOMETHING. --Now, he said the vast majority of allegations against him are, quote, "untrue and unfounded." But then he went on to say this . . . --"There is only one person to blame for this whole situation, and that is me. It's because of my poor judgment that I deserve everything bad that is coming my way. --"This has caused my wife and kids pain and embarrassment beyond comprehension and I am extremely saddened to have brought this on them. --"I am truly very sorry for the grief I have caused them. I hope one day they can find it in their hearts to forgive me."


JESSE JAMES ALLEGEDLY TOLD HIS SIDE-ACTION THAT HIS MARRIAGE TO SANDRA BULLOCK WAS A SHAM:

MICHELLE "BOMBSHELL" MCGEE didn't keep her alleged affair with JESSE JAMES a secret.
--Danielle Dee Madrano . . . Michelle's former boss at the adult website SoCalGlamourGirls.com . . . says Michelle was blabbing about it last year. --Danielle says, quote, "She told me that Jesse's marriage to SANDRA BULLOCK was for publicity, and that's why he did 'Celebrity Apprentice'. --"He never called on Sandra for money or influence [when he was doing the show] because their marriage was a sham, she said." --Meanwhile . . . we found out what Jesse said when he texted Michelle this past Sunday. He said, quote, "Just think'n bout u this morning."


WHY DO BEST ACTRESS OSCAR WINNERS ALWAYS LOSE THEIR MEN???

SANDRA BULLOCK is not the first woman to win the Best Actress Oscar . . . and then LOSE HER MAN. Not by a long shot. --In fact, it happens so often that people think there's a LOVE CURSE on that statue. Seriously . . . once you look at the numbers, even if you've never believed in a superstition in your life, you might think twice about this one. --Almost every single winner in the past 12 YEARS has lost her guy. --It started in 1998, when HELEN HUNT won the award for "As Good As It Gets". She thanked her boyfriend, HANK AZARIA . . . then married him later that year. Within six months of saying their vows, they were done. --GWYNETH PALTROW won for "Shakespeare In Love" back in 1999. Two months later, she and BEN AFFLECK broke up. --HILARY SWANK won the Oscar for "Boys Don't Cry" in 2000 . . . and her marriage to CHAD LOWE remained intact. --But in 2005, she won again for "Million Dollar Baby" . . . and a year later, they split up. --JULIA ROBERTS and BENJAMIN BRATT broke up just three months after she won Best Actress for "Erin Brockovich" in 2001. --The following year, HALLE BERRY won for "Monster's Ball". And the following year, she and husband ERIC BENET were through. --REESE WITHERSPOON won Best Actress for "Walk the Line" in 2006. Before 2007 had begun, she and husband RYAN PHILLIPPE were hammering out a custody agreement. --KATE WINSLET was last year's Best Actress, for "The Reader". And we just found out that she and husband SAM MENDES have separated. --And maybe we can give an honorable mention to CHARLIZE THERON. She took the Oscar in 2004, for "Monster" . . . and she and her longtime boyfriend, STUART TOWNSEND, just broke up this past January. --Yes, that's definitely stretching things. But hey, why not, right??? --So if you count Charlize, that means NINE out of the last 12 Best Actress Oscar winners lost their men very soon after taking home the trophy. --The exceptions would be Hilary Swank after her first win . . . 2007 winner HELEN MIRREN and 2008 winner MARION COTILLARD. Helen has been married to director Taylor Hackford since 1997, and Marion has been dating the same guy since 2004.


CLASS ACT JOSLYN JAMES HAS RELEASED X-RATED TEXTS FROM TIGER WOODS:

A Former mattress actress JOSLYN JAMES . . . class act that she is . . . has posted more than 100 text messages . . . many of them sexually explicit . . . that she allegedly received from TIGER WOODS during their affair. --She even set up her own website for them. (--Here's the address . . .) http://www.SextingJoslynJames.com/


BRITNEY SPEARS AND HER BOYFRIEND . . . OR EX-BOYFRIEND . . . WERE TOGETHER ON WEDNESDAY:

So much for those break-up rumors. BRITNEY SPEARS and her manager (slash) boyfriend, JASON TRAWICK, were spotted shopping together in Los Angeles on Wednesday. --We just heard that they'd broken up, but one so-called "source" describes them as, quote, "on and off."


JUSTIN BIEBER SAYS HE WOULD DATE A FAN:

Tell your daughters to keep kissing those magazine pictures of JUSTIN BIEBER. They'll need all the practice they can get, because someday, they might have a shot with THE REAL DEAL. --16-year-old Justin says he WOULD date a fan . . . under the right circumstances. --In a recent MySpace chat, he was asked if he'd date a fan, and he said, quote, "I think that it's whatever the situation is. If that happens, it happens." --As for what he's looking for, he says, quote, "I look for a girl who is funny. A girl who has a nice smile." --Another fan asked him what he would choose if he had THREE WISHES. --He said, quote, "Well, the first wish would be for unlimited wishes, because that just makes sense. --"And then the second wish would be for, I don't know . . . to be able to fly . . . just fly everywhere. And then the third would be to get rid of poverty."


COREY HAIM WANTED TO DO A REALITY SHOW ABOUT HIS ATTEMPT AT A MUSIC CAREER:

Last year, COREY HAIM was trying to sell a reality show about his attempt to get sober while also launching a music career. He was going to call it "Lost Boy Found". --Unfortunately, he couldn't find a network . . . not even on cable . . . that wanted it. (--Here's a clip from the show . . .) http://www.eonline.com/uberblog/marc_malkin/b172266_corey_haim_found_bliss_trying_launch.html


COREY HAIM'S DEATH CERTIFICATE HAS BEEN RELEASED:

COREY HAIM'S death certificate has been released. Of course there's basically NOTHING we can learn from it. The cause of death is listed as "DEFERRED". --And it'll stay that way until the results of toxicology tests are in. (--You can view the death certificate here . . .)http://images.eonline.com/static/news/pdf/haimdeath.pdf


COULD THE OCTOMOM LOSE HER HOUSE???

Being a single parent with 14 kids and no job??? Who could have predicted that wouldn't work out??? The Octomom, NADYA SULEMAN, is reportedly in danger of losing her home in La Habra, California. -According to TMZ, she's behind more than $450,000 in payments . . . and the guy who holds the mortgage is about to start foreclosure proceedings. (--We'll keep you posted.)


FESS PARKER HAS DIED:

FESS PARKER . . . who played Davy Crockett in several Disney TV specials in the 1950s . . . has died of natural causes. He was 85.-Fess also played Daniel Boone on a series that ran from 1964 to 1970 . . . and starred as Travis's dad in the classic 1957 film "Old Yeller". --Fess Parker released an album a few years ago called "Great American Heroes", on which he sang "The Ballad of Davy Crockett" and a "Daniel Boone" song, among others featuring people like Jim Bowie, Abe Lincoln and George Washington.(--Here's Fess singing "Daniel Boone" and "The Ballad of Davy Crockett" . . .)http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yuTSNqX76m0 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tw4xNGHxaJw


HANK AZARIA'S GARGAMEL *WILL* BE A LIVE-ACTION CHARACTER!!!

We have AWESOME news to report about that "Smurfs" movie. It turns out that HANK AZARIA'S Gargamel will be a LIVE-ACTION character after all. (!!!) --Earlier reports that he'd be CG, like the Smurfs themselves, were WRONG. --One more note: As you probably recall, Gargamel . . . the Smurfs' sworn enemy . . . had a cat named Azrael. Well, a real, live cat will play the role, but facial expressions will be added via computer animation.


TAYLOR LAUTNER IS MAKING $7.5 MILLION FOR "STRETCH ARMSTRONG":

TAYLOR LAUTNER will pocket $7.5 MILLION for the upcoming superhero flick, "Stretch Armstrong". And that's HUGE when you consider that he really hasn't headlined a movie yet. --Here's another way to look at it: SHIA LABEOUF made less than $1 million for "Disturbia" . . . and then he got a million for the first "Transformers". -And he "only" got between $5 million and $6 million for "Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull". --Meanwhile, ZAC EFRON only got $3 million for "High School Musical 3" . . . and just $1 million for "17 Again". --In other words, Taylor was out-earning these guys when they were at similar . . . or even more advanced . . . points in their careers. (--Behold, the power of "Twilight".)


ASHTON KUTCHER AND NATALIE PORTMAN WILL PLAY CASUAL SEX PARTNERS IN A NEW MOVIE:

ASHTON KUTCHER and NATALIE PORTMAN will play casual sex partners who start to fall in love in a new movie called "Friends with Benefits". --It's being directed by IVAN REITMAN . . . the genius behind the "Ghostbusters" movies, "Kindergarten Cop", "Twins", "Meatballs" and other comedy classics (--By the way . . . when the script for this one was making the Hollywood rounds, it actually bore the title "(Eff) Buddies". Not that it could have ever been made under that name.)


TIM BURTON WANTS TO DO A STOP-MOTION VERSION OF "THE ADDAMS FAMILY":

TIM BURTON reportedly plans to direct a new version of "The Addams Family" using the stop-motion animation techniques he employed on "The Nightmare Before Christmas" and "The Corpse Bride". (--Although there's been no official word, we're assuming JOHNNY DEPP and HELENA BONHAM CARTER will play Gomez and Morticia. Why mess with a formula that just keeps working, right???)


WILL JENNIFER LOPEZ REMAKE "OVERBOARD"???

JENNIFER LOPEZ is in talks to star in a remake of the 1987 comedy "Overboard". --The original starred real-life lovers GOLDIE HAWN and KURT RUSSELL. Goldie played a spoiled rich woman who screws over a hick carpenter, played by Kurt, who did some work for her. --But when Goldie falls off her yacht and loses her memory . . . and her husband decides NOT TO CLAIM HER . . . Kurt devises a plan to get revenge on her by claiming her as HIS wife. --Jennifer would obviously play the Goldie Hawn role. There's no word who'll be her Kurt Russell.


THE LATEST ON THE PAULA ABDUL / "STAR SEARCH" RUMOR:

Earlier this week, "Entertainment Weekly" said that so-called "sources" told them that PAULA ABDUL was close to a deal to host an updated version of "Star Search" for ABC. Well, now they're taking it back. --"Entertainment Weekly" now says "insiders at ABC" tell them that Paula is NOT doing "Star Search" after all. No reason for the change was given . . . although they also caution that the deal could be back on again at a moment's notice. (--In other words, "Entertainment Weekly" has no idea what Paula is up to. Recently, Paula posted a message on Twitter advising us not to believe anything unless it comes directly from her. That sounds good to me.)


MIRANDA COSGROVE IS MAKING A KILLING FROM "ICARLY":

16-year-old MIRANDA COSGROVE recently closed a deal to do another 26-episode season of her Nickelodeon show, "iCarly" . . . and she'll become a millionaire in the process. --According to the "Hollywood Reporter", the deal is in the, quote, "low- to mid-seven figure range." (!!!) An exact amount has not been released. --The show is currently in its third season. Production on the new episodes will begin this spring. They'll begin airing in September.


"JERSEY SHORE'S" SNOOKI WAS ONCE CHARGED IN CONNECTION WITH THE ALCOHOL-RELATED DEATH OF A HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT:

RadarOnline.com reports that NICOLE POLIZZI . . . a.k.a. SNOOKI from "Jersey Shore" . . . was charged in connection with the alcohol-related death of a teenager named Michael Truncali back in 2004. --Here's what they say happened, allegedly: --Six years ago, Snooki . . . who was roughly 16 at the time . . . was throwing a party at her mother's house. And perhaps not shockingly, underage people were drinking. --This Michael kid was there . . . and was drinking pretty heavily. He made the unfortunate decision to drive home, and on the way he crashed his car and died. --Snooki was charged with selling alcohol to minors . . . despite the fact that she was a minor herself . . . because she was CHARGING for alcohol at the party. (--Two other men were arrested for providing the alcohol.) --It's unclear what punishment Snooki received . . . if any . . . for the crime, and Snooki's mother, who may have been at the house at the time, wasn't charged with anything because there was insufficient evidence that she did anything wrong. (--There's probably no public record for Snooki regarding this incident because she was a MINOR.) --The parents of this Michael kid talked with RadarOnline, and said that they have forgiven Snooki . . . and accept their son's fault in his own death. --But they say they're NOT cool with how "Jersey Shore" appears to GLORIFY alcohol consumption.


A PREVIEW FOR BETTY WHITE'S NEW SITCOM HAS HIT THE INTERNET:

A preview clip for BETTY WHITE'S upcoming sitcom, "Hot in Cleveland", has surfaced online. (--It looks pretty funny. You can watch it, here . . .) http://www.people.com/people/article/0,,20352654,00.html --The show . . . which will air on TV Land . . . is about three female friends from L.A. who purchase a home in Cleveland. Betty plays the house's caretaker, who lives in a cottage on the property. It's expected to premiere sometime this summer. (--It also stars: VALERIE BERTINELLI from "One Day at a Time" . . . JANE LEEVES, who played Daphne on "Frasier" . . . and WENDIE MALICK, who played Nina on "Just Shoot Me!".)


FRIDAY TV REMINDERS:
--"Thin Ice" [Part 1 of 2] . . . 8:00 to 9:00 P.M. on ABC. (--Elisabeth Hasselbeck and Kurt Browning host a two-part figure skating competition with 10 couples competing for cash prizes.) (--Part 2 airs on Sunday at 7:00 P.M.)
--"Who Do You Think You Are?" . . . 8:00 to 9:00 P.M. on NBC. (--Lisa Kudrow explores her family lineage and travels to a village in Belarus where her great-grandmother once lived.)

SATURDAY TV REMINDERS:
--"Saturday Night Live" . . . 11:30 P.M. to 1:00 A.M. on NBC. (--Sigourney Weaver guest hosts and The Ting Tings are the musical guest.) (REPEAT)

SUNDAY TV REMINDERS:
--"Thin Ice" [Part 2 of 2] . . . 7:00 to 8:00 P.M. on ABC.
--"The Simpsons" . . . 8:00 to 8:30 P.M. on Fox. (--Angela Bassett plays First Lady Michelle Obama, defending Lisa from some kids who are picking on her.)
--"Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" . . . 8:00 to 9:00 P.M. on ABC. (--Christian Slater, The Jonas Brothers and Céline Dion help to rebuild a house for a Mississippi National Guardsman who served two tours of duty in Iraq.) --"Gene Simmons Family Jewels" [5th Season Premiere] . . . 9:00 to 9:30 P.M. on A&E.
--"Kimora: Life in the Fab Lane" [3rd Season Premiere] . . . 9:00 to 9:30 P.M. on Style.
--"The Pacific" [Part 2 of 10] . . . 9:00 to 10:00 P.M. on HBO.
--"Kirstie Alley's Big Life" [SERIES Premiere] . . . 10:00 to 11:00 P.M. on A&E. (--A reality show focusing on Kirstie Alley's weight loss attempts as a single mom.)
--"Jerseylicious" [SERIES Premiere] . . . 10:00 to 11:00 P.M. on Style. (--A new reality series about a New Jersey hair salon.)


JOURNEY LEGEND STEVE PERRY HAS DENIED USING THE N-WORD IN FRONT OF SARAH SILVERMAN:

In the new issue of "Playboy" magazine, which hit newsstands TODAY . . . comedienne SARAH SILVERMAN told a "controversial" story, which appears to be about former JOURNEY singer STEVE PERRY. --She said that a, quote, "onetime lead singer of a very popular band from the 1980s" approached her after a show and said, quote, "You're my favorite comedian. You have the best (N-word) jokes." (--Only this person allegedly SAID the full N-word . . . not just the radio-friendly abbreviation.) --Sarah didn't say which "onetime lead singer" it was, but she did hint, quote, "I'll just say this: After that, I stopped believin'." (--Obviously, that's a reference to Journey's classic "Don't Stop Believin'".) --Steve Perry has essentially CONFIRMED that she was talking about him . . . although he vehemently denies that he said the actual N-word. --He tells "Rolling Stone", quote, "I walked up to her after the show and I said, 'I can't believe that somehow you seem to be getting away with all these slurs and the N-word . . . (--Just to be clear, he said "the N-word". Not THE N-word.) --"I just can't believe how you're doing this,' and I looked at my friend and I said, 'I can't believe how she's getting away with this,' and she looked at me and kind of smiled. --"It wasn't like I was condemning her or condoning her, it was just that I can't believe how somehow creatively she was making everybody in that club of all colors and all ethnic backgrounds laugh. That's what it was." --Now, before anyone gets too worked up about this, it's still unclear whether Sarah was JOKING around in her "Playboy" interview . . . she does do that a lot . . . but she definitely seemed to be implying that he said something bad. --But Steve claims she's stretching the truth. --He says, quote, "I'm really shocked. She was so friendly and so nice. I don't understand why she would go there, it's so bizarre. I don't use that word, are you kidding? That's so derogatory." --Regardless of all this, Steve is still a Sarah Silverman fan . . . and is even plugging her act. He says, quote, "You've gotta see her show because she uses every ethnic slur known to man that historically has been very unforgivable. --"I'm Portuguese, that's the only ethnic background she left out, but maybe after this article she'll come after me now."


UNIVERSAL IS LOWERING THEIR CD PRICES:

Universal Music Group has announced a plan to reduce CD prices. --There aren't many specifics, but they're basically going to be cutting the wholesale cost of single albums to less than $10. --Naturally, this would eat into the label's profit margin, but they're hoping that the reduced prices will stimulate physical album sales to the point where they'll be able to recoup any losses. The new prices will take effect within a few months. --If this is successful, you'd think the other major labels would follow suit . . . but for now, not everyone is behind it. An unnamed person with one of the other major labels said, quote, "Why does Universal feel the need to get below $10?"


STEVEN TYLER SAYS HE WAS CLOSE TO DIVORCING AEROSMITH:

In a recent paparazzi video, AEROSMITH singer STEVEN TYLER said he thought keeping a band together was harder than keeping a marriage together . . . and he added, quote, "I've been married to those guys for 40 years." (--The band is still together, apparently . . . but Steven's been divorced twice.) --When asked about the possibility of divorcing the band, Steven said, quote, "Damn near did it, huh?" (--You can see the video, here . . .)http://www.tmz.com/videos?autoplay=true&mediaKey=33607b85-cb1a-412d-84fd-736260e787db


LADY GAGA'S FORMER PRODUCER IS SUING HER FOR $30.5 MILLION:

Some songwriter and producer named Rob Fusari is suing LADY GAGA for $30.5 million, claiming that he co-wrote some of her early songs and helped launch her career . . . and hasn't been fairly compensated for his efforts. --He also claims that he came up with the name "Lady Gaga," which he says was inspired by QUEEN'S "Radio Gaga". Lady Gaga has not commented on the suit. (--For what it's worth, Fusari also says he had a romantic relationship with her.)


TAYLOR SWIFT'S "FEARLESS" IS THE MOST AWARDED ALBUM IN COUNTRY MUSIC HISTORY:

TAYLOR SWIFT'S album "Fearless" . . . which came out in 2008 . . . has been officially recognized as the most awarded album in country music history. Even though we've followed each award . . . it's pretty impressive when you list them together. -In 2009 "Fearless" won the CMA Album of the Year . . . and the ACM Album of the Year. It won Country Album of the Year at the 2009 American Music Awards. And this year it won two Grammys, for Album of the Year . . . and Country Album of the Year.



NAZZY’S RANDOM STUFF

ONLY 8% OF THE UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND'S BASKETBALL TEAM GRADUATES ON TIME:

Every year at the start of March Madness, the Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sport at the University of Central Florida releases a report on the graduation rates of basketball teams in the NCAA tournament. --According to this year's report, at BYU, Marquette, Notre Dame, Utah State, Wake Forest and Wofford, 100% of their players graduated on time. --And at Duke and Villanova, more than 90% of their players graduated on time. --But programs like Cal, Arkansas Pine-Bluff, Washington, Tennessee, Kentucky, Baylor and New Mexico State all graduated fewer than 36% of their players on time. --And the University of Maryland's on-time graduation rate is a pathetic 8%. That's just ONE PLAYER on the team's entire roster. --Still, according to Maryland's coach, Gary Williams, the numbers are deceiving. --He says, quote, "Obviously, those years we had players leave early and they're millionaires now, and they're coming back to get their degrees, just like other guys have come back and gotten their degrees." --For the record, there are only three former University of Maryland players in the NBA right now . . . STEVE BLAKE of the Los Angeles Clippers, JOE SMITH of the Atlanta Hawks and CHRIS WILCOX of the Detroit Pistons. --Meanwhile, another former player, JUAN DIXON, was suspended from a European league last month for failing a steroid test. --And arguably the program's most famous player, STEVE FRANCIS, got caught picking his nose on camera while attending an NBA game as a SPECTATOR last weekend. (Rivals)(--Check out video of Francis' pick, here . . .)http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uKzF1nNP7mA


A GUY WHO WORE A LEPRECHAUN COSTUME TO ROB A BANK ON ST. PATRICK'S DAY ROBBED ANOTHER BANK IN DECEMBER DRESSED AS SANTA:

Three days before Christmas, a man in a Santa suit robbed a bank in Nashville. The FBI was investigating the case, but it was still unsolved . . . until Wednesday. --That's because on St. Patrick's Day, the same guy did the exact same thing. Except this time, he was dressed as . . . you guessed it . . . a LEPRECHAUN. --According to police, 20-year-old David Cotton is the man responsible for both robberies. Both he and his getaway driver . . . a 20-year-old college student named Jonathan Skinner . . . were KILLED in a shootout with police while leaving the bank.--Officials say there are two pieces of evidence linking David to the Christmas robbery:
#1.) When they searched his house, they found a Santa costume.#2.) And David made similar comments to the tellers during each of the robberies. (Yahoo News)


THE MOST DEPENDABLE CAR BRAND IS . . . PORSCHE:

Yesterday, J.D. Power and Associates released its annual Vehicle Dependability Study. It's based on the number of problems original owners have experienced with their 3-year-old cars . . . meaning from the 2007 model year.
--The five MOST dependable cars on the market are:#1.) Porsche#2.) Lincoln#3.) Buick#4.) Lexus#5.) Mercury
--And the five LEAST dependable cars on the market are:
#1.) Land Rover#2.) Suzuki#3.) Volkswagen#4.) Jeep#5.) MINI--If you're wondering, Toyota was ranked as the sixth most dependable car brand. (--Somehow, I get the feeling the bulk of J.D. Power and Associates' research was collected BEFORE all this recall nonsense. Or not. What do I know? Go Toyota!) (???) (AOL Autos / Business Week)(--You can get more information about the study here . . .)http://www.jdpower.com/autos/articles/2010-Vehicle-Dependability-Study-Results


THE PENNSYLVANIA STATE SENATE PASSED A BILL BANNING FEMALE PRISONERS FROM BEING SHACKLED DURING CHILDBIRTH:

Until recently, it's been standard practice for female prisoners in Pennsylvania to remain shackled while GIVING BIRTH. But it looks like things are about to change . . . --That's because this week, the Pennsylvania state senate unanimously passed the Healthy Birth for Incarcerated Women Act, which bans the shackling of female inmates during childbirth. --It would also prevent prisoners from being shackled on their way to the hospital, and for a "reasonable" amount of time after the delivery. The only exceptions are if an inmate is a threat to herself or others, or if she's considered a flight risk. --A Democrat named Daylin Leach introduced the bill. He says, quote, "This is common sense legislation that clears up an issue that should have been standardized years ago. --"To endanger a woman and her unborn child during birth simply because she is under custody of the state is a misguided practice." --Now the bill needs to pass in the House of Representatives before it can be signed into law. (Gant Daily / All Headline News)


WOMEN WANT MEN TO HELP OUT WITH THE KIDS MORE . . . THEY JUST DON'T WANT THEM TO BE *TOO* GOOD AT IT:

Guys . . . here's even more proof that you just CAN'T WIN with women. --Recently, researchers from the Osaka University of Commerce in Japan teamed up with researchers at the University of Texas. The idea was to study the different ways men and women approach raising kids. --What they found is that for every hour a father spends raising his kids, a mother spends nearly three hours doing it. So it makes sense that most mothers would like a little more help with the kids. But that's only half the story . . . --Because when a father is TOO good with the kids . . . or when he spends TOO much time with them one-on-one . . . it makes women feel WORSE about themselves. --A guy named Takayuki Sasaki led the study. He says, quote, "mothers suffer from self-competence losses when their husbands are involved and skillful, because those mothers may consider that it is a failure to fulfill cultural expectations." --In other words, your wife wants you to help her raise the kids. But she doesn't want too much help, and she doesn't want you to be that good at it. (Yahoo News)


NAZZY’S SILLY VIDEOS OF THE DAY

#1.) HERE'S THE FIRST BUZZER BEATER OF MARCH MADNESS:Yesterday, MURRAY STATE upset VANDERBILT in round one of the NCAA tournament with a last-second buzzer beater. (--Search for "Murray State Vanderbilt buzzer beater." He takes the shot at :16.)http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vdiUoY6iz6I

#2.) A FEMALE BODY BUILDER CRUSHED FULL CANS OF SODA WITH HER BARE HANDS:A woman with huge arms used her bare hands to crush six full cans of soda in a row. (--Search for "frogsoda.com hates those cans.")http://www.frogsoda.com/video/cans#3.) AND NOW . . . A HAIRLESS CAT TAKING A BATH:Here's a cat that actually enjoyed bath time. It splashed around for a few seconds, then walked around calmly even though the water was up to its neck. (--Search for "hairless cat digs taking bath.")http://www.videofantastica.com/view_video/69782/

#3.) Here's billionaire investor Warren Buffett imitating Axl Rose as part of an amusing ad for Geico. (--Search for "Lizard Ballad All For You." Buffet sings at :29 and 1:43.) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NmcxIokfOiE


FIVE WAYS TO WIN OVER A DATE'S FRIENDS:

If you're dating someone and their friends don't like you, the relationship is basically doomed. So here are five tricks from YouTango.com that'll help win them over . . .

#1.) FIND OUT ONE THING ABOUT EACH OF THEM. The group won't accept you until you have a base knowledge of who they all are. But people love talking about themselves, so it won't be hard to find out.

#2.) USE THEIR NAMES WHEN YOU TALK TO THEM. Do it a lot. People like the sound of their own name. If you're BAD with names, make sure you say theirs out loud and look them in the eye when you first meet. It'll help you remember. #
3.) DON'T ARGUE. One or more of your date's friends will probably be morons. But don't call them out. The average person will write you off for good if you get into an argument early on. And so will their friends.
#4.) BE NICE TO YOUR DATE. It might not seem like it, but all eyes are on you when you're with your date's friends. And the nicer you are to their friend, the more they'll like you. So be liberal with compliments, and don't ditch your date to talk to someone else.
#5.) BE A GOOD SPORT. You're not gonna get all their inside jokes. And you might not be into all the things they're into. But if they ask you to play Pictionary, play Pictionary. And if someone makes a joke at your expense, laugh. (YourTango.com)



HERE ARE FOUR TIPS FOR MAKING THE TRANSITION FROM CASUAL DATING TO 'EXCLUSIVE RELATIONSHIP':

If you're a guy who's actually looking to make the transition from casual dating to an exclusive relationship, today we've got four tips on how to do it . . .
#1.) MAKE SURE SHE'S GIRLFRIEND MATERIAL. Before making the jump to exclusivity, you need to think about whether the girl you're seeing is really girlfriend material. --Ask yourself some questions, like: Can I trust her? Can she keep my secrets? Does she get along with my friends and family? If you said "no" to any of those, you're probably not ready to take the next step with this girl.
#2.) MAKE SURE YOU'RE BOYFRIEND MATERIAL. Don't try to get into a relationship just because you think it's going to be "easier" than trying to pick-up chicks every weekend. You have to be ready to put in the work. --That means listening to her complain about her bad days at work . . . consoling her after she fights with her best friend . . . and noticing when she gets a haircut or buys a new outfit. --If all of this sounds like way too much to deal with, you're better off just playing the field.
#3.) WATCH FOR RED FLAGS. Keep an eye out for warning signs that tell you something about this woman just isn't right. --Maybe she has no life of her own, maybe she picks fights with you in public, or maybe she snoops around your apartment. Whatever it is, just know that it's going to get worse if you get into a committed relationship with her.
#4.) PASS HER TESTS. Keep in mind that you're going to have to pass some boyfriend tests. She's evaluating you too, you know. This means you have to be on your best behavior. --So, be nice to her family. Ask how her mom is doing once in a while, or offer to help her sister move. Women aren't going to waste their time if they can't at least envision a future with you. And that future is inevitably going to involve her family. --Also . . . and this is a big one . . . be nice to strangers. Every time you go to a restaurant, she's giving you "the waiter test." If you're rude to strangers like waiters and cab drivers, it's going to make her think twice about seriously dating you. (Ask Men)

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