Friday, March 5, 2010

March 5, 2010

HOLLYWOOD DIRT OVERFLOW

IS VANESSA PARADIS TRYING TO GET JOHNNY DEPP TO QUIT THE MOVIE HE'S DOING WITH ANGELINA JOLIE???

The not-always-reliable "New York Post" says that JOHNNY DEPP is trying to quit the movie he's currently making, "The Tourist" . . . because his longtime girlfriend VANESSA PARADIS wants him to. --And why does she want him to quit? Because his co-star is ANGELINA JOLIE. --As you may know, Angelina stole BILLY BOB THORNTON away from LAURA DERN when she starred with him in the 1999 flick "Pushing Tin". --And while Angelina was filming "Mr. and Mrs. Smith" with BRAD PITT, she stole HIM from JENNIFER ANISTON. --And now, Vanessa is afraid Angelina will go after HER man. And she's especially worried because they'll be shooting a SEX SCENE. --So Johnny is supposedly being the good boyfriend and trying to break his commitment to the film. --A so-called "source" says, quote, "[Johnny is] currently trying to [get out of the movie] . . . and they're talking about replacing him with Brad Pitt or Leonardo DiCaprio." (--Like a lot of "New York Post" stories, this one is fun to talk about, but more than likely not true.)


SIMON COWELL ADMITS HE'S IN LOVE:

Technically, we don't know for sure whether SIMON COWELL is engaged to his girlfriend . . . "American Idol" makeup artist Mezghan Hussainy. But one thing he'll readily admit to is that he's in love with her. --He says, quote, "You confuse lust with love, you know, when you're in your teens and stuff like that. It's a difficult thing to describe other than you know it when you are. --"You just know when you've found somebody special and I feel very, very happy."


PLAYGIRL.COM WOULD PAY $20,000 FOR A NUDE SPREAD OF JON GOSSELIN:

Ladies . . . is a two-and-a-half-inch penis worth $20,000??? Because Playgirl.com is reportedly willing to pay JON GOSSELIN that much to follow in the respectable footsteps of LEVI JOHNSTON and take it all off. --A Playgirl spokesman says, quote, "I said if he's interested, let's do it . . . Maybe for the novelty factor. No offense, but I don't think he's that attractive. People aren't going to be like, 'Ooh, it's going to be a hot shoot.'" --Sorry to burst your bubble though, ladies. Jon's rep says, quote, "He is not doing it." --There's no word how much Levi was paid . . . but reports have put his paycheck anywhere between $25,000 and $150,000. (--I'm guessing it's closer to 25-grand.)


MICHAEL JACKSON MADNESS

WATCH VIDEO OF JAAFAR JACKSON SLAPPING HIS YOUNGER BROTHER DOWN:

JERMAINE JACKSON'S 13-year-old son Jaafar has been the subject of a lot of controversy this week . . . because he allegedly ordered a STUN GUN in the mail that resulted in child welfare officials paying a visit to the Jackson family compound. --Well, RadarOnline.com posted a video yesterday of Jaafar apparently delivering a pretty serious PIMP SLAP to his 9-year-old brother Jermajesty. Radar Online claims the video is pretty recent. (--I'm a little suspicious of the way Jermajesty is holding his hand. It's still too fast to tell for sure but I wouldn't be the least bit surprised if Jaafar is actually smacked HIS HAND to make that loud slapping sound. Check it out here . . .) (--WARNING!!! There's an unedited F-BOMB in this clip . . .)http://www.radaronline.com/exclusives/2010/03/world-exclusive-video-shocking-violence-inside-jackson-home


ARE TIGER AND ELIN MOVING BACK IN TOGETHER???

Several sources are claiming that ELIN NORDEGREN and the kids have moved back in with TIGER WOODS to help him get his life and career back on track. --But that doesn't necessarily mean they're going to be a happy family again. --One source says, quote, "Elin knows Tiger has issues and is afraid to go near him romantically. Because of the children and his need to return to golf, she will try to live in the house with a wall between them. --"The marriage is all smoke and mirrors, but Elin will help Tiger rebuild his image and gain new sponsorships because this is what his life is all about. --"She is doing this more for the kids and holding the family together then anything else." --According to TMZ, Wednesday was the first night Tiger and Elin spent in the same house since November.


THERE'S A NEW IPHONE APP CALLED 'TIGER TEXT' THAT DELETES MESSAGES SO YOU DON'T GET CAUGHT CHEATING:

TIGER WOODS might never have been caught cheating, if it weren't for those pesky TEXT MESSAGES from his stable of random skanks. --Now there's a new iPhone app specifically designed to prevent what happened to Tiger from happening to you. It's called the Tiger Text app. Here's how it works: --Basically, when you download the Tiger Text app, it causes your text messages and phone call history to be stored remotely instead of on your phone. --After a text is sent, Tiger Text automatically DELETES the message from your phone so there's no evidence of your cheating. --But the real beauty is that Tiger Text doesn't just delete messages from the user's phone. It also deletes them from the recipient's phone, so they can't be used as blackmail, or to publically expose you as a poon hound . . . as the case may be. --You can download Tiger Text on iTunes for FREE.


NAOMI CAMPBELL WOULD LIKE TO NOT BE JUDGED:

NAOMI CAMPBELL would like us not to judge her for allegedly beating on the back of her driver's head in New York City traffic and then bolting from the vehicle when he pulled over to call for a cop. --She says, quote, "I was accused of unacceptable behavior towards a driver in New York. I have worked very hard on correcting my previous wrongdoings and I will not be held hostage to my past. --"I try to treat everyone with respect and I am pleased the driver has apologized. I would like to put the last few days behind me and move on." --Yes, you heard that right. The driver DID apologize. --He said he, quote, "got angry and overreacted" . . . and added, quote, "This whole thing has been blown out of proportion and I apologize to Ms. Campbell for causing that to happen."


IF YOU CRITICIZE SEAN PENN'S WORK IN HAITI, HE WANTS YOU TO "DIE SCREAMING OF RECTAL CANCER":

SEAN PENN has been going to Haiti to help with the earthquake relief effort . . . but not everybody thinks his heart is in the right place. --There are those who've accused him of exploiting the tragedy to improve his public image . . . and others who think it's hypocritical for him to complain about the misfortune and injustice, then go back home to his millions of dollars. --Well, Sean has a special wish for those who doubt his sincerity . . . quote, "You know, do I hope that those people die screaming of rectal cancer? Yeah. You know, but I'm not going to spend a lot of energy on it."


IS MARIE OSMOND ON SUICIDE WATCH???

I'm not really buying this, but PULITZER PRIZE CANDIDATE "The National Enquirer" says that MARIE OSMOND is on suicide watch since the death of her son Michael last Friday. --Marie attempted suicide in 2006, and a so-called "source" says the family is keeping a close eye on her to make sure she doesn't try it again. --Meanwhile, a so-called "family insider" says that Michael committed suicide because, quote, "He was conflicted over his sexuality and didn't believe he could ever come out as a gay man to his religious Mormon family." (--By the way . . . Donny and Marie just announced they'll resume their show at the Flamingo in Vegas on Tuesday.)


NAN MARTIN, FROM "THE DREW CAREY SHOW", HAS DIED:

NAN MARTIN . . . who played Mrs. Louder on "The Drew Carey Show" . . . died yesterday of complications from emphysema. She was 82. --More recently, Nan did guest appearances on "CSI", "Curb Your Enthusiasm" and "Nip / Tuck". But she was probably most proud of her work as a nun in "A Nightmare On Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors"!!! (--In that movie, Nan played a nun . . . who turned out to be Amanda Krueger . . . the ghost of Freddy's mom!!!) (--You can see her in action by hitting up this link and forwarding to the 8:50 mark . . .)http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EyBGly-frAw


JAMES CAMERON SAYS IT WOULD HAVE BEEN OKAY IF THE OSCARS MADE FUN OF "AVATAR":

We heard earlier this week that Oscar producers cut a sketch featuring SACHA BARON COHEN and BEN STILLER making fun of "Avatar" . . . because they were afraid JAMES CAMERON would get mad and walk out. --But it turns out that Cameron has a better sense of humor than they gave him credit for. He says, quote, "If they want to poke fun at 'Avatar' Sunday, that's OK by me. I'm sure we'll laugh. --"The Oscars are a celebration of movies . . . even the gaffes and out-of-bounds stuff are all part of the fun."


A "LOST JOHN HUGHES MOVIE" IS IN THE WORKS:

When '80s director JOHN HUGHES died in August of last year, he left behind REAMS of notes, movie ideas and even screenplays. One of those screenplays has just been purchased by Paramount Pictures. --It's called "Grisbys Go Broke". It's about a dysfunctional Chicago family who lose all their money when the economy tanks. There's no word when production will begin. (--John Hughes was responsible for such classic films as "Sixteen Candles", "The Breakfast Club", "Weird Science", "Pretty in Pink", "Ferris Bueller's Day Off", "National Lampoon's Vacation", and the "Home Alone" movies.)


"SHARKTOPUS" WILL HAVE TWO MOUTHS!!!

LEGENDARY B-movie producer (slash) director ROGER CORMAN is shedding a little more light on his upcoming made-for-SyFy masterpiece, "SHARKTOPUS". --Perhaps the most important info he parted with was this: Sharktopus will have TWO MOUTHS!!! -Corman explains, quote, "It has the shark's mouth at the front. An octopus, we did a little research on this, has of course the long tentacles. The tentacles grabs whatever it's after. --"It has a beak-like mouth, the tentacles bring the small creature, or in this case a large creature, to the beak like mouth, and it feeds itself that way." --Want to know more about Sharktopus??? OF COURSE YOU DO!!! --He's actually created by the Navy to take on Somali pirates. He has implants in his brain so that he can be controlled . . . but obviously, something goes awry. --Sharktopus is 40 feet long. His body is 10 to 12 feet, and his tentacles are 30. (--Before "Sharktopus" comes along, Corman has another masterpiece in the pipeline, called "Dinoshark". That one airs on SyFy next Saturday.)


NEIL PATRICK HARRIS' ROLE IN THE "SMURFS" MOVIE HAS BEEN REVEALED:

We know a little bit more today about NEIL PATRICK HARRIS' role in the "Smurfs" movie. He'll play, quote, "an expectant father who has his life turned upside down upon meeting" the Smurfs. --On Twitter yesterday, Neil said, quote, "I'll do my smurfiest to represent well. Why? Smurfs are rad."


DOES "BACHELOR" JAKE PAVELKA ALREADY HAVE A GIRLFRIEND???

When JAKE PAVELKA proposed to VIENNA GIRARDI on "The Bachelor" earlier this week, he forgot to tell her an important fact about himself: He already had a girlfriend. --At least that's what the alleged girlfriend claims. Her name is Tanya Douglas . . . and she says that when Jake went off to film "The Bachelor", they left their relationship, quote, "on hold." --And after the show finished taping in November, he started calling her and telling her how much he loved her. He also said the producers FORCED him to propose to Vienna. --Tanya came forward yesterday in a radio interview . . . (--With Island 106 in Panama City, Florida.) She actually tried to keep her identity a secret, and her voice was disguised. But the media found out who she was. --The reason she's coming forward is because she's disappointed that Jake proposed to Vienna . . . especially if he didn't mean it. She claims she and Jake had plans for the future . . . which may have included MARRIAGE. --Jake is denying her claims, of course. --He says, quote, "The relationship with [Tanya] was prior to 'The Bachelor'. It simply did not work out. --"There was no overlap with that or any other relationship during the show. It is unfortunate that people such as this are trying to financially capitalize on or disparage my incredible relationship with Vienna. --"I only wish everyone could be as happy for us as we are happy together."


CRYSTAL BOWERSOX'S MEDICAL ISSUE *IS* RELATED TO DIABETES:

"American Idol" contestant CRYSTAL BOWERSOX has shed a little light on the mystery medical condition that forced her to be hospitalized . . . and caused the show to alternate its boys' and girls' performance nights. --In a brief message on the "Idol" contestants' joint Twitter account, Crystal said, quote, "Don't worry, my 'beetus (diabetes) is under control. Thanks for all your well wishes, thanks to the boys, and the producers!! Can't wait to perform." --Earlier this week, an "Idol" producer said that the problem was due to a preexisting medical condition that the show was aware of . . . but that the problem was worse than they anticipated. (--We'd previously heard a rumor that it was a complication related to Crystal's diabetes. Obviously, we'll let you know if the problem flares up again.)


MEREDITH VIEIRA HAS SIGNED ON FOR ANOTHER YEAR OF "TODAY":

"TV Guide" is reporting that MEREDITH VIEIRA has re-upped her "Today" show contract for another year. Her deal was previously set to expire in September . . . so now she's locked in through the Summer of 2011 --The terms of the agreement weren't revealed, but "TV Guide" claims Meredith pulls down around $10 million a year. (--MATT LAUER is also already signed through 2011, at least. There's no word what he's making.)


"SMALLVILLE" WILL BE BACK NEXT SEASON:

The CW has renewed "Smallville" for a 10th season. Some are speculating this could be the show's last season . . . but there's no indication of that from the CW. (--"Smallville" has been on the air since 2001, back when the CW was still the WB.)

SCOTT CAAN WILL STAR IN THE NEW "HAWAII FIVE-O" SHOW:

SCOTT CAAN . . . who you may recognize as Turk, one of the least recognizable people in the new-school "Oceans 11" movies (???) . . . has been tapped for CBS' new "Hawaii Five-O" series. --He'll be playing Danny "Danno" Williams . . . who was played by JAMES MACARTHUR in the original series. ALEX O'LOUGHLIN was previously cast as his partner, Steve McGarrett. (--JACK LORD played McGarrett in the original.) (--You've probably heard the phrase, "Book 'em, Danno", in relation to "Hawaii Five-O". That's what McGarrett used to say to Danny on the old show. You'll have to wait and see if they carry it over to the new version.)


A JUSTIN BIEBER AND SEAN KINGSTON COLLABORATION IS OUT:

16-year-old sensation JUSTIN BIEBER and reggae (slash) R&B singer SEAN KINGSTON have teamed up on a new dance track called "Eenie Meenie". You can check it out on Sean's MySpace page, at this link . . . http://www.myspace.com/seankingston --If you like it, good news: Sean says he and Justin are planning on working together more in the future. He says, quote, "We're starting a writing team together." (--There aren't any more details on that yet.) --"Eenie Meenie" is expected to be on Sean's next album . . . which could be out sometime this year . . . and it'll also be on Justin's upcoming disc, "My World 2.0", which will hit stores on March 23rd.


ARE SIMON & GARFUNKEL PLANNING A U.S. TOUR???

Nothing's official yet, but "Rolling Stone" is speculating that PAUL SIMON and ART GARFUNKEL may be preparing a U.S. tour, which would begin this May. --For now, we know that Simon & Garfunkel reportedly have shows booked in Fargo, North Dakota, and Minneapolis, Minnesota, on May 7th and 8th, respectively. They also have a confirmed performance at the New Orleans Jazz Fest on April 24th.


MY CHEMICAL ROMANCE HAS LOST THEIR DRUMMER:

MY CHEMICAL ROMANCE drummer BOB BRYAR has left the band. It's unclear exactly why he left . . . the band merely posted a message on their website saying, quote, "As of four weeks ago, My Chemical Romance and Bob Bryar parted ways. --"This was a painful decision for all of us to make and was not taken lightly. We wish him the best of luck in his future endeavors, and expect you all to do the same."(--You can read the entire post, and look for any potential updates, here . . .)http://www.mychemicalromance.com/(--Bob took over for the band's original drummer, MATT PELISSIER, back in 2004. There's no word on a replacement yet.)


SEAN LENNON IS DEFENDING YOKO ONO'S DECISION TO ALLOW A CAR COMPANY TO USE JOHN LENNON'S IMAGE IN A COMMERCIAL:

Over in Europe, there's car commercial . . . for a French company called Citroen . . . which features some footage of JOHN LENNON talking about "creative invention." --YOKO ONO signed off on his image and words to be used in the ad . . . and apparently, she's been receiving a TON of backlash from BEATLES fans about it. --But 34-year-old SEAN LENNON, is defending his mother's decision . . . sort of. --On Twitter, he said, quote, "She did not do it for money. [It] has to do [with] hoping to keep dad in public consciousness. No new LPs, so TV ad is exposure to young. --"You'd be shocked how many 14-year-olds have no idea what so ever who he is. I'm serious. You wouldn't believe how many teenagers ask me who the Beatles were. --"Having just seen ad I realize why people are mad. But intention was not financial, was simply wanting to keep him out there in the world. I'm not defending the ad. I'm explaining it. I only saw the ad for the first time few days ago." http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Ph4rZU0Ns4


VIDEO OF JAY-Z'S BODYGUARD TAKING CARE OF A STAGE CRASHER:

At a JAY-Z show in Washington D.C. on Wednesday night, some moron thought it would be a good idea to crash the stage. But when he did, Jay-Z's bodyguard immediately confronted him, and pushed him backwards, off the stage. (--Here's the video . . .)http://www.tmz.com/videos?autoplay=true&mediaKey=05f6d69c-4da6-4f77-8976-8e3dbbda7745
NAZZY'S RANDOM STUFF

BRIDES ARE OPTING FOR SIMPLE WEDDING BANDS INSTEAD OF MASSIVE ROCKS BECAUSE THEY DON'T WANT TO BE JUDGED:

At some point, "society" decided that the bigger the diamond, the better the engagement ring. --But according to a recent article in the "New York Post", there's been a backlash against rings with massive rocks. And now brides are choosing simple, understated bands with just a small diamond, or no diamond at all.
--Apparently, there are three reasons for the shift:
#1.) If you're wearing a rock the size of a doorknob, people are going to notice it immediately. But some women don't want their marital status to be the first thing other people notice about them.
#2.) The economy is still in the toilet. If your friends have all been laid off or are living paycheck-to-paycheck, how's it going to look if you're walking around wearing a $10,000 diamond? Put another way, people are going to judge you for your ring.
#3.) And finally, well, I'm just going to come out and say it: To a lot of people, walking around with an enormous diamond on your hand just seems tacky and pathetic. Especially when it's totally out of proportion to your lifestyle. (New York Post)


SEXUAL HARASSMENT CLAIMS FILED BY MEN ARE ON THE RISE:

Here's an important reminder to all the cougars out there: Do your prowling for nubile young man-tail in places where it's appropriate, like hotel bars and Sandals resorts. NOT at the office. Never at the office. --We've told you about these findings before, but they're hitting the media again now, so we have to bring them up again. In 2009, 16% of sexual harassment claims in the workplace were filed by MEN. --That's DOUBLE the number filed by men two decades earlier. --The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission thinks the number has increased because society has become more accepting of the idea that men can be sexual harassment victims too. --And much as we want to blame this entirely on cougars who can't turn off their burning loins at the office . . . it's not all their fault. The majority of males file sexual harassment against other men. (USA Today)


THE AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY SAYS GUYS *SHOULDN'T* GET REGULAR SCREENINGS FOR PROSTATE CANCER:

Guys . . . I've got some news for you this morning that could really make your weekend. It has to do with those fun PROSTATE SCREENINGS you enjoy so much. --On Wednesday, the American Cancer Society announced that men SHOULDN'T get regular screenings for prostate cancer, because the tests used to identify the disease are questionable, and can actually do more harm than good. --The logic is that the PSA blood tests that are used to diagnose prostate cancer can only spot cancers that are growing too slowly to be deadly. And depending on a guy's age, he may be more likely to die of something else anyway. --Also, PSA tests can yield false positive readings, which can lead to unnecessary biopsies, and treatments that can cause IMPOTENCE and INCONTINENCE. --So the American Cancer Society has warned doctors to stop giving routine RECTAL EXAMS, because they haven't been proven to be completely effective. --Just so we're clear, the American Cancer Society is NOT saying that prostate cancer isn't dangerous. After lung cancer, it's the second-deadliest cancer for men. And there were an estimated 27,000 deaths in the U.S. last year alone. --It's the TEST that's the problem. According to the group's deputy chief medical officer, quote, "We don't know that it truly saves lives the way people want it to save lives." (ABC News)


A POP SINGER GOT HIS FAMILY OUT OF HAITI AFTER THE EARTHQUAKE, ONLY TO MOVE THEM TO . . . CHILE:

Pierre Desarmes is a singer in Chile. He's part of a group called the Reggaeton Boys. But Pierre is originally from Haiti, and after the earthquake there, he had his family airlifted out using his pull as a Chilean music superstar. -The only problem is . . . he brought them to Chile. Just south of Santiago. --And when the 8.8 earthquake hit Chile on Saturday morning, the Desarmes family found themselves, again, right at the heart of yet another earthquake. --21-year-old Seraphin Philomene is one of Pierre's cousins. He says that when the Chile quake hit, he thought, quote, "My God, I left my country and didn't die, but I'm going to die here." But the entire family survived the earthquake . . . again. --Pierre says he's still glad he got his family out of Haiti, but after the Chile earthquake, they're not doing well psychologically. He said, quote, "I am acting as father, brother, cousin, helper, psychologist. They believe every situation means death." --The death toll in Chile is estimated at 200 to 800 people. In Haiti, there were about 230,000 deaths . . . and counting. (BBC / Irish Examiner / Yahoo News) (--Check out some photos of Pierre and the Desarmes family here . . .)http://tcs.wisebrother.com/tcstodaysTcs/fullArtShow/2687?cid=1713


WOULD YOU KEEP VISITING YOUR SHRINK IF HE WAS IN JAIL FOR STABBING A WOMAN WITH A SWORD?

This REALLY speaks to how much people become reliant on their shrink . . . or, more likely, the most-definitely-NOT-addicting DRUGS he keeps prescribing them. --51-year-old Doctor Douglas Rank is a psychiatrist who was practicing in Covington, Kentucky. (--In the northern part of the state, right by Cincinnati and the Ohio border.) --Last month, he was in his office with a 32-year-old patient named Misty Luke, and according to the police, he'd put down a fifth of brandy and two strong muscle relaxers. --He and Misty got into an argument, and he ended up repeatedly STABBING HER with a SWORD. (--Apparently, he was the kind of psychiatrist who had random swords around the office. Nothing strange about that at all.) --Somehow, Misty survived. She was taken to the hospital and treated for her injuries, while Rank was taken to jail and charged with first-degree assault. --Well, about two weeks later, officials at the Kenton County Jail are having problems with Rank . . . because his patients keep trying to VISIT HIM. Even though he's in jail. For stabbing a woman with a sword. While drunk and high. --Some patients have even asked if they can bring Rank his prescription pad in jail, so he can keep getting them their drugs. But fortunately, since inmates aren't allowed to conduct any business, all the patients have been turned away. (Cincinnati Enquirer)


A SPORTS OFFICIAL IN CHINA SAYS CHINESE KIDS NEED TO GET IN BETTER SHAPE IN CASE THERE'S A WAR WITH JAPAN:

Say what you will about the Chinese, but those crazy Commies do NOT mince words. Listen to this . . . --Yang Hua is the president of the Beijing Sports University. Yesterday, he told Chinese lawmakers they need to start focusing on getting kids in shape, because if they don't, they won't be able to BEAT UP the Japanese. --No, really. Yang says, quote, "It is time for the Chinese nation to improve the physical fitness of our next generation. If we miss the next three to five years, a whole generation will be next to useless. --"If there was another war against Japan, would the younger Chinese be able to fight the Japanese one-on-one? --"The government has enough money for banquets and for luxurious office buildings, do they not have money for children's physical education?" (Yahoo News)


INTRODUCING . . . BIKER CHICKS WRESTLING IN COLESLAW:

If your idea of a good time is watching mediocre-looking biker broads strip down to bikinis and wrestle in coleslaw, then you'll enjoy this action from the annual Coleslaw Wrestling tournament during Bike Week in Daytona Beach, Florida. (Fan House)(--Check out a video of last year's Coleslaw Wrestling tournament, here . . .)http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HRaqUeGkc5Y


OFFICIALS IN CALIFORNIA WANT TO CREATE AN ANIMAL-ABUSER REGISTRY:

Last week, lawmakers in California introduced a bill in the state senate that would create a registry for ANIMAL ABUSERS, similar to the one for sex offenders. --Supporters say the registry has two advantages:

#1.) It would make it easier for shelters and animal-adoption groups to know who not to give animals to.
#2.) And it would help the police too, because violence against animals sometimes escalates to violence against people. --A Democrat named Dean Florez introduced the bill. He's says it's meant to, quote, "prevent repeat offenses when it comes to cruelty to animals in the state of California." -If it passes, the abuses covered in the bill would include malicious and intentional maiming, mutilation, torture, wounding, or killing of a living animal. --And the fine folks who've gotten busted hoarding pets and operating animal-fighting rings would also be added to the list. (Time)


NAZZY’S SILLY VIDEOS OF THE DAY

#1.) TWO GUYS IN A NEWSROOM GOT INTO A FIGHT ON LIVE TV:During a live news report in Italy, two guys who were sitting at computers in the background suddenly started fighting. (--Search for "epic newsroom fight behind anchor.") http://www.break.com/index/awesome-news-room-fight-on-live-tv.html

#2.) A SIMULATION OF THE UNDERWEAR BOMBER BLAST DIDN'T BLOW A HOLE IN THE PLANE: This simulation done for the BBC shows that even if the Underwear Bomber had detonated his bomb, it wouldn't have blown a hole in the plane as planned. (--Search for "Boeing 747 survives simulated Flight 253 bomb blast." It explodes at :20.) http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/8547329.stm

#3.) A 69-YEAR-OLD WOMAN IS A POPULAR DJ AT CLUBS IN FRANCE:A 69-year-old British grandmother named RUTH FLOWERS is becoming a popular DJ at dance clubs in France. Here's a video from a recent gig. (--Not bad. But this broad needs a sexier name if she's going to Ibiza. DJ Frenchy 69? Anyway, search for "DJ Set Intro Ruth Flowers Queen Club Paris.") http://vimeo.com/9080444

#4.) A FEMALE BASKETBALL PLAYER PUNCHED ANOTHER GIRL IN THE NOSE:A female basketball player for Baylor University named BRITTNEY GRINER punched another girl in the face during a game and broke her nose. But she's only being suspended for two games. (--Search for " Brittney Griner Punches Jordan Barncastle.")http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EtaPtQnu370

#5.) PET WASHING MACHINES ARE BECOMING POPULAR IN JAPAN:Pet washing machines are supposedly gaining popularity in Tokyo, Japan, but they're already available here too, from petspausa.com. Here's video of two cats freaking out during a bath, and one of a huge dog. (--On YouTube search for "PetSpa washing machine" and "Ted gets clean!")http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CQT2T6ygnRc
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fr7bWSnzTPQ

#6.) THERE'S A SPORT CALLED "SKYAKING" WHERE YOU SKYDIVE IN A KAYAK: Here's a sport you've never heard of: "skyaking." It's exactly what it sounds like . . . you jump out of a plane in a kayak. (--Search for "Miles D skyaking." A guy lands in a lake at :26.)http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r3Vun6-JVK4


SIX REASONS YOUR BACK HURTS:

If you've been working all week and you're stressed out, the last thing you want to deal with is a bad back. But it's the fifth most common reason for hospital visits, and 56% of people with back pain say it screws with their daily routine. --But if YOU screw with your daily routine first, you might be able to avoid back problems altogether. Here are six reasons your back is hurting . . .

#1.) YOU HAVE A LONG COMMUTE. Being slumped down in your seat saps your energy, and it can cause back and neck problems. To fix it, sit at a 90-degree angle, and a little closer to the wheel. --If you have to extend your legs the entire way to reach the pedals, you're too far away. When they're straight out, it puts more pressure on your back.

#2.) YOU'RE CHAINED TO YOUR DESK. At work, try to sit at a 135-degree angle. It reduces the amount of pressure on the discs in your spine. Basically, that means you should be leaning back a few inches, but not much more than that. --Most people tend to lean forward in their chair when they type or read something on the computer. So make a point to lean back whenever you take a phone call or when someone comes over to ask a question. --And walk around the office as much as you can. It'll keep your back stretched out.

#3.) YOU CARRY A BIG PURSE OR A COMPUTER BAG. If it's too heavy, it can throw your spine off. The American Chiropractic Association says your bag should weigh no more than 10% of your body weight when it's full.

#4.) YOU'VE BEEN SKIPPING THE GYM. New research shows that 40% of people who develop back pain become less active because of it. But even a little exercise, like taking a walk, will stretch you out. --And if you need instant relief, stretching your hamstrings and hips will take some of the strain off your back.

#5.) YOUR MATTRESS IS FROM ANOTHER DECADE. A good mattress lasts nine to ten years. But a study at Oklahoma State University found that most people who buy a new bed after FIVE years sleep much better and have less back pain. --A new mattress is expensive. So here's a cheaper option. If you sleep on your back, tuck a pillow under your knees. If you sleep on your side, put it BETWEEN your knees. And if you sleep on your stomach, put it under your hips.

#6.) YOU WEAR FLIP-FLOPS OR HIGH-HEELS. Shoes that don't cover the back of your foot change the way you walk, which changes the way you carry your body weight. --In one study, 80% of people who started wearing lightweight, flexible shoes with simple cushions reported significantly less back pain within a year. (Prevention.com)


SEVEN TIPS FOR BREAKING UP WITH SOMEONE:

So you want to break up with your boyfriend or girlfriend but you're just not sure how to do it. Today we've got seven tips on how to break it off with someone . . .

#1.) MAKE HER THE FIRST TO KNOW. Out of respect, never tell your friends you're going to break up with someone BEFORE telling your boyfriend or girlfriend it's over.

#2.) FIND A NEUTRAL ZONE. Try to find a neutral location where both of you will be comfortable expressing your feelings. A park is great because you can walk and talk . . . or find a more secluded spot if you think someone's going to cry . . . or scream at you.

#3.) END IT IN PERSON. No matter how much it sucks, it's always better to break up with someone face-to-face. That means never doing it over text, email, or the phone.

#4.) KEEP IT SIMPLE. There's no need to put anyone through a lengthy list of all the reasons why you can't stand to be with them anymore. If you care about someone at all, they deserve an explanation, but save them the long-winded reasons behind exactly why and how things went sour.
--It's also important to let them know that the decision to split up is difficult for you too. Just don't make promises you have no intensions of keeping . . . like saying you're going to call if you know you're not going to.

#5.) GET THEM TO SEE YOUR POINT OF VIEW. In all likelihood, you're not the only one that's felt the relationship going downhill. --Ask them if they've been feeling it too. They'll probably have a few examples about why things haven't been working out. Letting them talk it through will help them see why you brought the topic up in the first place.

#6.) BE READY FOR TEARS. For the guys, prepare yourselves . . . because chances are, tears will be shed. Ending a relationship can bring intense emotion and she's not about to save you from seeing it all pour out at once. --If she DOES start to cry, be sympathetic, but don't be drawn in by the overflow of emotion. Set up some plans with friends later that day so the breakup process doesn't get dragged out, and so you're not alone if you feel bad about what just happened.

#7.) DON'T CHANGE YOUR MIND. There's a big reason why you made the decision to end your relationship. They may argue, or cry, or "not understand," but stick to your guns no matter what. (Ask Men)

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