Friday, October 29, 2010

HOLLYWOOD DIRT OVERFLOW (10-29-10)

CAPRI ANDERSON HAS HIRED GLORIA ALLRED'S DAUGHTER TO REPRESENT HER:

CAPRI ANDERSON has NOT hired GLORIA ALLRED to represent her. She's hired Gloria's DAUGHTER, Lisa Bloom. --Why does Capri need an attorney? Because there might be a LAWSUIT in the works. --Capri feels that Charlie threatened her and held her against her will in that hotel room earlier this week, and she's interested in possibly cashing in. --She has also offered to go to Aspen, Colorado and give her story to prosecutors there, so they can revoke his probation and lock him up. --Prosecutors didn't ask for her testimony . . . but sources say they're willing to listen to what she has to say.


IT'S OFFICIAL: MARIAH CAREY IS PREGNANT:

Everyone already knew MARIAH CAREY, but she made it official yesterday. She told the "Today" show, quote, "Yes, we are pregnant. This is true. -"It's been a long journey. It's been tough because I've been trying to hold on to a shred of privacy." --This is the first child for Mariah and her husband, NICK CANNON. She's 41 . . . he's 30. She didn't reveal her due date, other than to say she'll give birth sometime in the spring. --Nick said the news of her pregnancy was, quote, "absolutely emotional, but for so many reasons." -The biggest reason is that she already suffered one miscarriage . . . not long after she and Nick got married two years ago.
(--Here's video of Mariah's appearance on "Today" . . .)
http://www.tmz.com/videos?autoplay=true&mediaKey=709c82b4-2a08-4cd4-947d-7444c968bab2


BILLY RAY CYRUS POSTED A BIBLE VERSE ON TWITTER:

After announcing Wednesday that he and his wife TISH were getting a divorce, BILLY RAY CYRUS posted a Bible verse on Twitter. --It was from Psalm 91, and it read, "He will cover you with his feathers and under his wings you shall take refuge. Truth will be your shield and buckler." --In a separate post, he Tweeted, quote, "Can I ask for your prayers this morning for my children . . . our troops . . . the hungry . . . the sick . . . the homeless. AMEN."


PATRICIA ARQUETTE FLIPPED OUT ON REPORTERS WHO WERE BUGGING HER BROTHER:

PATRICIA ARQUETTE accompanied her brother DAVID to some event in New York City on Wednesday night . . . and proceeded to FLIP OUT on a group of reporters who were trying to ask David about his split with COURTENEY COX. --She said, quote, "How are you doing? How is your kid doing? Have you ever had anything happen in your life? What's the worst thing that you've ever had happen to you? Do you ever masturbate? Have you ever had an abortion? --"I mean, can you imagine these kind of questions? Can you imagine? Can you imagine? It's not alright! It's not alright!" (--We don't know if anyone caught her rampage on video. So far, we haven't been able to find it.)


PAMELA ANDERSON IS DOING "PLAYBOY" FOR $25,000 . . . WHICH SHE'S GIVING TO CHARITY:

PAMELA ANDERSON is being paid $25,000 for her latest "Playboy" spread . . . and she's giving it all to charity. (--The pics will be in the January 2011 issue.) --The money is going to Waves 4 Water . . . a charity that gives water filters to people who don't have access to clean drinking water. -Pam says, quote, "Waves 4 water are my heroes. They get things done . . . and yes, 'Playboy' wrote them a check when I shot the cover directly for 25Gs. --"I've also donated personally. I wish I could do more. Indonesia, Haiti and Pakistan are all in need of these filters. Spread the word!"


MATTHEW MORRISON SAYS HE AND CAMERON DIAZ ARE JUST FRIENDS:

"Glee's" MATTHEW MORRISON says he's NOT dating CAMERON DIAZ . . . even though they were spotted having dinner last weekend. He claims they're, quote, "just friends."
THERE'S PROBABLY NOT A LINDSAY LOHAN THREE-WAY SEX VIDEO, FYI:

People have reportedly begun receiving an e-mail inviting them to view a Facebook page that contains a THREE-WAY SEX VIDEO featuring LINDSAY LOHAN. It's more than likely a hoax, though. --Sources close to Lindsay say that no such video exists. And clicking on the link in the e-mail could very well expose your computer to a VIRUS. --It could also be one of those deals where clicking on the link allows someone to steal all your personal information . . . which is also known as "phishing."


LINDSAY LOHAN CAN MAKE $20,000 TOWARD HER REHAB STAY IF SHE GIVES UP MEAT:

Staying in rehab through January 3rd is going to put a serious dent in LINDSAY LOHAN'S finances. --Depending on which news and gossip websites you believe, Lindsay's total bill from the Betty Ford Clinic will be anywhere from $50,000 to $150,000. --Well, PETA has a plan to help defray some of the cost. They're willing to give Lindsay $20,000 if she gives up meat. --That's 10-grand if she stays meatless throughout her rehab stint . . . and another 10-grand if she sticks to it for a year after her release. --PETA says, quote, "As you know, a crucial part of any recovery is showing charity to others. One way to do this is to be kind to animals, the Earth, and your own body. You'll never regret it." --Her attorney says, quote, "It's something she's seriously considering." --Lindsay has also received an offer from a porno website called Tube8.com. They offered to pay for her rehab in exchange for her services as a marketing consultant. --The deal would also include $50,000 in cash and unlimited access to their porno collection. --Chances are that Lindsay is NOT seriously considering this one.


HOWARD K. STERN HAS BEEN FOUND GUILTY OF ENABLING ANNA NICOLE SMITH'S DRUG PROBLEM:

HOWARD K. STERN was found GUILTY yesterday of enabling ANNA NICOLE SMITH'S drug problem . . . an addiction that ultimately led to her DEATH in 2007, at the age of 39. --Stern was convicted of one count of conspiring to prescribe medication using fraudulent means and one count of conspiring to furnish prescription drugs to an addict. He was acquitted of several other charges. --Khristine Eroshevich . . . one of Anna's doctors . . . was convicted of those same two charges, plus two counts of obtaining a prescription for opiates using a false name. --A third defendant, Dr. Sandeep Kapoor, was acquitted of all charges. None of the three defendants were charged with directly causing Anna's death. --Stern and Eroshevich face a maximum of three years in prison. They'll be sentenced on January 6th.
(--Here's video of Stern . . . who was Anna's former attorney AND lover . . . putting a positive spin on his day in court . . .)
http://www.tmz.com/videos?autoplay=true&mediaKey=12bac7e2-3b78-46d3-b05a-46da335e263c


JAMES MACARTHUR . . . "DANNO" FROM THE ORIGINAL "HAWAII FIVE-0" . . . HAS DIED:

Actor JAMES MACARTHUR . . . who played Danny "Danno" Williams on the original "Hawaii Five-0" . . . died yesterday. He was 72. There's no word on the cause of death. --"Hawaii Five-0" star JACK LORD . . . playing Detective Steve McGarret . . . was speaking to MacArthur's character whenever he uttered the show's classic line, "Book 'em, Danno." The show ran from 1968 to 1980. (--Jack Lord died in 1998.) --In the NEW version of "Hawaii Five-0" . . . which airs on CBS . . . SCOTT CAAN plays Danno . . . and ALEX O'LOUGHLIN plays McGarrett.



CHECK OUT A SEXY AD FOR CHRISTINA AGUILERA'S NEW PERFUME:

Newly-single CHRISTINA AGUILERA channels MARILYN MONROE and shows a TON of her cleavage in an ad for her new perfume, Royal Desire. (--Check it out here . . .) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EE7c_IiQzAU


CELINE DION HAS NAMED HER KIDS NELSON AND EDDY:

CELINE DION and Rene Angelil have finally settled on names for their twin sons: NELSON and EDDY. --Those are relatively non-obnoxious, as far as celebrity baby names go . . . and they both have a purpose. --Eddy is named after Eddy Marnay, who produced Celine's first five records and was, quote, "like a father to her." And Nelson is named after NELSON MANDELA. --Celine's rep says, quote, "Celine and Rene want their children to be inspired by their names, because they were so inspired by these men." (--Interestingly enough, There was a singer (slash) actor named NELSON EDDY who was big in the 1930s and '40s. His films included "Make Mine Music", "I Married an Angel" and the 1943 version of "Phantom of the Opera".) (--He died in 1967, and as far as we know, he in no way inspired the kids' names.)


RIHANNA EXPLAINS WHY SHE COULDN'T MAKE KATY PERRY'S WEDDING:

If you're like me, you've lost sleep pretty much every night this week wondering how and why RIHANNA could have possibly missed KATY PERRY and RUSSELL BRAND'S wedding. --Well, we can all sleep tonight, because we have our answer. --Rihanna says, quote, "The album is coming out in two weeks, and I had to be available for a lot of approvals [and check] e-mails and stuff. We couldn't get any phone service or Internet service out there [in India]. It was scary. --"She understood, and I was glad that I could at least throw her her bachelorette party and be involved somehow." (--The party went down in Vegas last month.)


NEW MOVIES THIS WEEKEND

THE FINAL "SAW" HITS THEATERS TODAY:

#1.) "Saw 3D" (R)

The seventh and supposedly final installment of the "Saw" series stars Sean Patrick Flanery as a self-help guru, who gets rich by claiming that he was one of Jigsaw's victims. He's abducted by one of Jigsaw's apprentices and put through a standard set of "Saw" challenges. --Obviously the draw here is that it's in 3D, but it's also the return of Cary Elwes, who's revealed to have survived his foot amputation from the first film. The real Jigsaw also makes another posthumous appearance, but it's being described as a cameo.

Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2GAU07DbWa4

Official Site: http://www.saw3dmovie.com/#/Home/


#2.) "Welcome to the Rileys" (R) (Limited)

--Kristen Stewart from "Twilight" plays a runaway working as a stripper, and James Gandolfini is a grieving father who befriends her . . . because she reminds him of the daughter he lost in a car crash.

Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jjK-szKfGFQ

Official Site: http://www.welcometotherileys-movie.com/


#3.) "Wild Target" (PG-13) (Limited)

A British comedy about a lovestruck assassin who ends up protecting the girl he was sent to kill. The assassin's played by Bill Nighy, who you know as Davey Jones in the "Pirates of the Caribbean" movies. And Emily Blunt plays the girl. --Rupert Grint . . . the kid who plays 'Ron' in the Harry Potter" movies . . . gets recruited for her protection too. And Martin Freeman is sent in to finish the hit; he's the guy who'll be Bilbo Baggins in the upcoming "Hobbit" movies.

Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1L7lFC3mhwA

Official Site: http://www.wildtargetmovie.com/#/?section=home

#4.) "Monsters" (R) (Limited)

--Aliens hitch a ride to Earth on a NASA space probe, most of Mexico is quarantined after the probe crashes, and two Americans have to make a run for the border through the infected zone. -Just you know, it's supposed to be more about the relationship of the couple than the giant monsters, although they do show up.

Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=njeofv4dr9Q
Official Site: http://www.monstersfilm.com/


MIKE TYSON WON'T JUDGE MEL GIBSON:

Despite his various scandals, MIKE TYSON was granted a cameo in "The Hangover" . . . and it helped shine up his image to a certain degree. --MEL GIBSON was denied a similar opportunity in "The Hangover 2". But Mike isn't judging him. In fact, he doesn't really feel he can judge anybody. And he claims he was, quote, "100% in favor" of working with Mel on the sequel. --He says, quote, "I'm not going to ever in my life point my finger at anyone. I don't live in a glass house. None of us do. I work with anybody, as long as they're respectful. --"We all have that guy . . . a Mel Gibson . . . in us. We just don't want people to be exposed to it. Maybe he needs to go get help. We all need help, and need someone to talk to. I'm not against him, but I'm not for him." (--Mike probably meant to say he DOES live in a glass house. The saying goes, "People who live in glass houses shouldn't throw stones.") (--But I think Mike deserves credit just for trying to put together sentences. If they make sense, that's just gravy.)


THE NEW "MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE" MOVIE WILL BE CALLED "GHOST PROTOCOL":

It's not just deaths that come in threes. So do movie sequel subtitles. (???) --First, we found out that the third "Transformers" movie was going to be called "The Dark of the Moon". Then we heard that the third Batman flick is going to be called "The Dark Knight Rises".
--And now, we know the full title of the fourth "Mission: Impossible" movie. And no, it's not "Mission: Impossible 4". They decided to get creative this time. ---And here's what they came up with: "Mission: Impossible: Ghost Protocol". (???) --TOM CRUISE says, quote, "All I wanted is not to have a number. I always thought we should have a title aside from 'Mission: Impossible'."


PAULA ABDUL'S NEW DANCE COMPETITION SHOW IS IN LINE TO GO UP AGAINST "AMERICAN IDOL" . . . AT LEAST FOR A FEW WEEKS:

PAULA ABDUL'S new dance competition show, "Live to Dance", will debut with a two-hour episode on Tuesday, January 4th. (--"Live to Dance" was previously being called "Got to Dance". It's based on a British show, which is a lot like "So You Think You Can Dance" . . . except that it's less about learning choreography.) --A one-hour episode will follow the next night, when "Live to Dance" settles into its usual timeslot, Wednesdays from 8:00 to 9:00 P.M. That means that there's a good chance it'll eventually go up against "American Idol". --Fox hasn't set a premiere date for "Idol" yet, but it typically airs on Tuesday and Wednesday nights . . . beginning the second week of January. In a preliminary schedule, Fox has "Idol" results shows penciled in for 8:30 P.M. on Wednesdays. (--That being said, "Idol" will be in audition mode in January. In the past, the length and start times of those episodes have varied from week to week.) --But if they do overlap for that half-hour, it won't be for long. --"Live to Dance" is only running for eight, one-hour episodes, and three of those hours will come during its premiere week . . . before "Idol" is expected back. So actually, it'll be almost half over before "Idol" starts cutting into it.


"BIG LOVE" IS COMING TO AN END:

The fifth season of the HBO show "Big Love" will be its last. (--"Big Love" is the show that stars BILL PAXTON as a Mormon polygamist . . . and CHLOE SEVIGNY, GINNIFER GOODWIN and JEANNE TRIPPLEHORN as his wives.) --The final season, which will include 10 episodes, premieres on January 16th.


SYFY HAS CANCELED "CAPRICA":

Syfy is pulling the plug on "Caprica", which was a spin-off of the latest "Battlestar Galactica" series. (--Technically, it served as a "prequel" to that show.) --"Caprica" is being yanked from the schedule immediately. There are five unaired episodes, which Syfy will air sometime early next year. --A network suit said the show was axed because of low ratings. (--1.6 million viewers watched the series premiere in January . . . and the last four episodes have barely averaged half that audience.) (--"Galactica" ended with the human-Cylon fleet finally discovering Earth and settling down to make half-breed babies who evolve into our present day society. It was a good ride, but it was a satisfying ending that made it difficult for even the most die-hard "Galactica" fan to return for a prequel.)


CONAN O'BRIEN WILL DO A SPECIAL PREVIEW SHOW ONLINE A WEEK BEFORE "CONAN" PREMIERES ON TBS:

The first episode of "Conan" will air November 8th on TBS. But this coming Monday . . . exactly one week before that . . . CONAN O'BRIEN will do a special preview show, called "Show Zero," on his website. --You can watch it beginning at 11:00 P.M. Eastern / 8:00 P.M. Pacific at TeamCoco.com. The feed will also be up on Conan's Facebook and / or YouTube pages. (--Here's a brief promotional video for "Show Zero" . . .) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0-4prrxkPgI --There will also be "special guests," but there's no word on who they are yet.


OPRAH WINFREY DOESN'T WANT ANYONE BEING CALLED THE B-WORD ON HER NEW NETWORK:

OPRAH WINFREY'S new cable network will launch in January, and she recently shared part of her general gameplan for the programming. --She explained, quote, "[It'll be] fun and entertaining without tearing people down and calling them (B-words). Imagine that. Imagine."


WEEKEND TV REMINDERS (--Check your local listing for times in your area.)

FRIDAY TV REMINDERS:

--"It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown" . . . 8:00 to 9:00 P.M. on ABC. (--The 1966 classic. It's such a strong tradition, they had to air it two nights in a row.)

--"School Pride" . . . 8:00 to 9:00 P.M. on NBC. (--Lady Antebellum performs when a Tennessee school that was devastated by the floods gets renovation help.)

--"Primetime: What Would You Do?" [4th Season Premiere] . . . 9:00 to 10:00 P.M. on ABC. (--The scenarios posed deal with a gay teen being bullied, antiwar protesters heckling a recruit, and a tipsy mom at a bar with her child.)

--"What Not To Wear" [8th Season Premiere] . . . 9:00 to 10:00 P.M. on TLC. (--Succulent "Facts of Life" star Mindy Cohn gets a fashion makeover.)

--"Teach" [1st Season Finale] . . . 10:00 to 11:00 P.M on A&E.

--"Four Weddings" [2nd Season Finale] . . . 10:00 to 11:00 P.M. on TLC.

--"Martin Lawrence Presents 1st Amendment Stand-Up" . . . 11:00 to 11:30 P.M. on Starz. (--Deon Cole hosts comedians Baldhead Phillips and Faizon Love.)

--"Friday Night Alright" . . . 11:00 to 11:30 P.M. on VH1. (--Highlights from the 2010 Glastonbury Festival of Contemporary Performing Arts in England.)

--"Orny Adams Takes the Third" . . . 11:30 P.M. to 12:30 A.M. on Comedy Central. (--Comedian Orny Adams performs stand-up from the OC Pavilion.)

--"Dead Set" [1st Season Finale] . . . Midnight to 12:45 A.M. on IFC.

SATURDAY TV REMINDERS:

--"World Series" [Game #3] . . . 6:30 to 9:30 P.M. Eastern on Fox. (--The Texas Rangers host the San Francisco Giants at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington, Texas. The Giants have a two game lead after shutting out the Rangers 9-0 last night.)

--"Iconoclasts" . . . 9:00 to 10:00 P.M. on Sundance. (--Ron Howard has a one-on-one basketball game against Phoenix Suns star Steve Nash. And Steve goes behind the scenes of Ron's upcoming comedy "The Dilemma".)

--"BEHIND THE MUSIC: ALICE COOPER" . . . 9:00 to 10:00 P.M. on VH1 Classic.

--"Red: Werewolf Hunter" . . . 9:00 to 11:00 P.M. on Syfy. (--Felicia Day plays as a female werewolf hunter out to save her fiancé after he is bitten by a werewolf.) (--Felicia is the star of the videogame web satire "The Guild", which is now in its fourth season. You can check it out HERE, if that's your thing.)

--"Pit Bulls & Parolees" [2nd Season Premiere] . . . 10:00 to 10:30 P.M. on Animal Planet.

--"That Metal Show" . . . 11:00 P.M. to Midnight on VH1 Classic. (--Pantera's Phil Anselmo and UFO's Billy Sheehan are guests.)

--"Saturday Night Live" . . . 11:30 P.M. to 1:00 A.M. on NBC. (--"Mad Men's" Jon Hamm guest hosts and Rihanna is the musical guest.)

SUNDAY'S HALLOWEEN TV REMINDERS:

--"Biography" . . . 7:00 A.M. to 9:00 A.M. on A&E. (--Red Hot Chili Peppers and Aerosmith are profiled.)

--"Sunday Night Football" . . . 8:15 to 11:15 P.M. Eastern on NBC. (--The New Orleans Saints host the Cleveland Browns at Superdome in New Orleans.)

--"World Series" [Game #4] . . . 8:00 to 11:00 P.M. Eastern on Fox. (--The Texas Rangers host the San Francisco Giants at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington, Texas.)

--"Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" . . . 8:00 to 9:00 P.M. on ABC. (--Rob Zombie and Marlee Matlin help turn the basement at an Oregon school for the deaf into a Halloween play land.)

--"Desperate Housewives" . . . 9:00 to 10:00 P.M. on ABC. (--Susan finally comes clean with Mike about her side job stripping on webcam.)

--"Undercover Boss" . . . 9:00 to 10:00 P.M. on CBS. (--Chiquita Brands International CEO Fernando Aguirre works undercover in his company.)

--"The Walking Dead" [SERIES Premiere] . . . 10:00 to 11:30 P.M. on AMC. (--A small town sheriff wakes up in the hospital to find himself in the middle of a zombie apocalypse in this amazing-looking new series.) (--That opening sounds almost identical to the way Danny Boyle's "28 Days Later" started. But I doubt this series is a rip-off of that or any other movie in particular. It's based on a popular comic book that's been around since 2003. So by now, it's really its own thing.) (--Check out the trailer HERE.)


IN KATY PERRY'S NEW VIDEO, SHE TRIES TO INSPIRE TROUBLED KIDS BY SHOOTING FIREWORKS OUT OF HER CHEST:

KATY PERRY'S video for "Firework" has hit the Internet . . . and it makes a big statement. In the video, Katy tries to inspire troubled kids by shooting fireworks out of her chest. (--And it works! Katy's sparkling breasts are changing lives!)
(--Here it is . . .)
http://www.vevo.com/watch/katy-perry/firework/USCA31000112
(--Katy has dedicated the video to the "It Gets Better" campaign, which is raising awareness for the bullying and harassment targeted at the gay community.)


SLASH AND FERGIE'S "BEAUTIFUL DANGEROUS" VIDEO:

The video for SLASH'S "Beautiful Dangerous", is out. And like the song, the video features a big contribution from FERGIE . . . which includes a sexy bedroom scene between the two of them. (--Here's the video . . .)
http://www.vevo.com/watch/slash/beautiful-dangerous/US9T51000041


EMINEM IS BACK IN THE STUDIO WITH DR. DRE:

In a radio interview yesterday, EMINEM said that he was recording again. And not just by himself. He's working with DR. DRE. --He said, quote, "I'm in the studio with Dre now, let's jus' say that. Pretty soon he's going to make a beat and I might rap on it." (--It sounds like they're doing something for Dre's long-awaited album, "Detox", but it's unclear.)
FRIDAY'S SHOWBIZ QUICK HITS

NICK JONAS had what he called an "epic fail" during a concert in Mexico recently. Nick tried to do a flip, but landed on his back. Then he tried to do a cool, "kip up" to get back on his feet, but failed at that, too. It begins at the 2:00 mark, here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fS-tcT6H4M0


A blogger for "Marie Claire" slams "Mike & Molly" because its, quote, "morbidly obese" characters promote an unhealthy lifestyle. So they might make a "Mike & Molly" episode where Molly cancels her subscription to "Marie Claire".

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/mike-molly-creator-jokes-about-33403


DEMI LOVATO performed in Colombia on Wednesday night . . . and after the show, a boy surprised her by asking her to marry him. He even had a ring. Demi said yes, and the boy gave her a jar of multi-colored jellybeans. (???) Here's video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GhQlPbHFPXo


Moviefone.com has put out a list of their Top Nine Horror Movie Songs. The Ramones' "Pet Sematary" came in at #1. Here's the compete list:

http://blog.moviefone.com/2010/10/28/best-horror-movie-songs/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+InsideMovies+%28Moviefone%3A+Inside-Movies%29


(--The writer is kind of ripping on MOTORHEAD for being "past their prime" when they recorded the "cover" of OZZY OSBOURNE'S "Hellraiser" . . . but they seem totally oblivious to the fact that LEMMY co-wrote that song.)


HALLOWEEN HIJINX

HALF OF AMERICAN ADULTS THINK HALLOWEEN IS OVERHYPED . . . BUT TWO-THIRDS ARE PARTICIPATING IN IT ANYWAY:

According to a new Harris poll, 51% of adults in the U.S. think that Halloween is overhyped. Now here are 15 more stats from the survey . . . which we're sharing because we're hyped-up for Halloween. --Even though half of adults say Halloween is overhyped, 66% are going to participate in Halloween anyway . . . --57% will be passing out candy to trick-or-treaters . . . 31% will be putting up decorations . . . 24% will carve pumpkins . . . 24% will go to a Halloween party . . . 23% will go out trick-or-treating with their kids . . . 23% will watch horror movies . .
--18% will go out with friends . . . 17% will bake Halloween cookies . . . 8% will go to a haunted house . . . and 5% of adults say they're going to trick-or-treat with their friends. --32% of adults say that only children should dress up for Halloween. --Only 26% of adults, or one in four, are planning to wear a costume this weekend. --18% of the people surveyed say that Halloween conflicts with their religious beliefs. --And finally, 28% say that Halloween is their FAVORITE holiday. (PR Newswire)


CHECK OUT THE TOP 17 COSTUMES FOR ADULTS THIS HALLOWEEN:

Halloween is as much an adult holiday as it is a kid holiday. Here's the latest report on the SEVENTEEN most popular costumes for adults this year. --This list doesn't get into specifics . . . for example, it just says "celebrity", not LADY GAGA or JUSTIN BIEBER . . . but it's still a decent guide to what people are planning this weekend.

#1.) TV show or movie character . . . but not a cartoon one

#2.) Witch or wizard

#3.) Cartoon character

#4.) Pirate

#5.) Monster

#6.) Celebrity

#7.) Vampire

#8.) Animal

#9.) Superhero

#10.) Pumpkin

#11.) Historical figure

#12.) Athlete

#13.) Political figure

#14.) Prince or princess

#15.) Ghost

#16.) Someone they know, like a family member, friend, or co-worker

#17.) Knight

--By age group, the most popular costume for people 18 to 34 is a TV or movie character . . . for 35 to 44 it's a superhero . . . for 45 to 54 it's witch or wizard . . . and for 55 and over it's a pumpkin. (Harris Interactive)


TWO OUT OF FIVE PEOPLE ARE PLANNING TO DRESS UP THIS YEAR . . . BUT HAVEN'T PICKED OUT THEIR COSTUME YET:

Procrastinators of the world, UNITE. If you don't have a costume for this weekend yet, you're not alone. According to a new poll, 37% of the adults who are dressing up for Halloween say that they STILL haven't figured out their costume either. --Men are WAY worse about it than women: 47% of men, or just about HALF of the men dressing up this year, don't have a costume yet. For women, it's 29%. -But don't worry, we're here to help. Here are five SUPER last-minute costumes to save the day . . . so you don't have to just wear normal clothes and tell everyone you're a "Nudist On Strike." (--And for couples, check out six suggestions here . . .)

#1.) AUTOGRAPH BOOK. Wear a white t-shirt and white pants that you don't care about. Bring a Sharpie, and have people autograph you. (--Look, it's last minute.)

#2.) BAD PREGNANCY. Put a pillow in your shirt so you look pregnant, roll a pack of cigarettes up in your sleeve, and make sure you have a drink in your hand at all times.

#3.) TOM CRUISE FROM "RISKY BUSINESS". Wear a big white button-down shirt, tighty-whiteys, and sunglasses. This works for guys AND girls, by the way.

#4.) DIRTY HOBO. Cut holes in an old pair of jeans and a shirt, smudge your face, mess up your hair, tie a bandana around a stick, and put a bottle of booze in a brown paper bag for added effect. And make sure it's Mad Dog for an even BETTER effect.

#5.) GHOST. Everyone always says they're going to do this, but no one ever does. So be the one who actually takes a white bed sheet, and cuts out two eye holes, a round mouth and maybe some arm slits. (SYS-CON)


82% OF PEOPLE WILL MAKE A NEW SIDE DISH THIS THANKSGIVING . . . BUT ONLY 15% WILL MESS WITH THEIR TURKEY RECIPE:

Halloween is on Sunday, so naturally, it's time to talk about Thanksgiving. You're just lucky we're not skipping right past it to focus on Christmas or Martin Luther King Day --According to a new survey from AllRecipes.com, a month out from Thanksgiving, here are the food plans people are already starting to make . . .

--82% of people are planning to make or try a new side dish this Thanksgiving.

--Only 15% of people responsible for making their family's turkey are going to DARE mess with that recipe.

--66% of people say they'll make at least one dish from scratch this year.

--People preparing Thanksgiving dinners say the biggest challenge is having all the dishes ready at the same time. The number two challenge is finding room in the fridge for leftovers. And number three is finding time to shop, cook, and clean.

--Only 27% of people say they prefer stuffing when it's cooked inside the turkey. (CNBC)


LESS THAN HALF OF AMERICANS TAKE A LUNCH BREAK EVERY DAY:

I don't understand how anyone could work in an office and NOT leave for a lunch break every day. Seems like cruel and unusual punishment to sit there without ever getting outside to clear your head. --But according to a new survey by Right Management and LinkedIn, the majority of Americans are no longer taking a real lunch break.

--Only 47% of workers say they take a lunch break away from their desk on the average day.

--20% of people say they eat at their desks . . . and 13% say they rarely or never take time for lunch, period.

--People 18 to 24 are most likely to leave for a lunch break every day, at 57%.

--With each age group, the percent taking lunch out of the office goes down . . . it's 53% for workers 25 to 34 . . . 46% for workers 35 to 54 . . . and 45% for workers 55 and up. (AOL Small Business)


MCDONALD'S IN BRAZIL HAS TO PAY A FORMER MANAGER $17,500 . . . BECAUSE HE GAINED 65 POUNDS DURING HIS TENURE THERE:

The people at McDonald's corporate offices have got to be on their knees right now, PRAYING that this court case in Brazil doesn't set a precedent up here. --A court in Porto Alegre, Brazil just ruled that McDonald's has to pay a settlement to a former restaurant manager . . . because he gained 65 pounds during the dozen years he worked there. The manager's name wasn't released. --According to the manager, he started at McDonald's when he was 20. By the time he was 32, he had gained 65 pounds by sampling the food every single day to make sure it was up to quality standards. --He also says that the company offered its employees free lunches, so he ate McDonald's food daily for that, too. --McDonald's fought the claim . . . but a judge in Brazil ruled that they do owe him compensation. --So he won a $17,500 judgment. --McDonald's is probably going to appeal the ruling. (Associated Press)


A NEW SMARTPHONE APP PAYS YOU TO STOP TEXTING AND DRIVING:

I love the idea for this smartphone app, because it's finally figured out the best way to keep people from texting and driving. Trying to scare people with statistics hasn't stopped them . . . so maybe PAYING THEM will. --The app is called SAFECELLapp. Right now it's available for the iPhone and Android phones, with a BlackBerry version on the way. And, yes, it pays you to stop texting and driving. --Safecell uses your phone's GPS to figure out when you're traveling more than five miles per hour. You get one point for every mile you drive without sending a text or making or receiving a call on the phone. --For every 500 points, you get a $5 gift card, which you can use at hundreds of different stores that have partnered up with Safecell, including Amazon, Sony, Marriott, Canon, Apple, and more. --You can get up to $250 in gift cards every year. --The app has a $12-a-year subscription fee. (AOL) (--You can check out more about the app or download it here . . .) http://www.safecellapp.com/


A GUY SHOT HIMSELF WHILE HE WAS SLEEPWALKING:

I'm no expert, but I feel like if you have a problem with sleepwalking, it's a good idea to keep DEADLY FIREARMS out of your bedroom. --63-year-old Sanford Rothman of Boulder, Colorado didn't see it that way. He's a sleepwalker who also keeps a LOADED GUN near his bed. Which means that every other person in the world could see what was coming next except him. --Around 2:00 A.M. on Tuesday, Sanford was sleepwalking . . . grabbed his gun . . . and ended up shooting himself in the left knee. --He was treated and released. Sanford told the police he didn't have a clear recognition of what happened. (Colorado Daily)


BEING A PERFECTIONIST CUTS YOUR LIFE EXPECTANCY SHORT:

Here's good news for all of us slackers. Sure, our homes and cars may be a little messy, we might not be maximizing our earning potential, and our personal hygiene may be questionable . . . but we're gonna live, dammit! --According to a new study, perfectionists have a 51% lower life expectancy than non-perfectionists. The drop is because of the nonstop stress and disappointment that comes from being a perfectionist . . . and all the health problems that causes. (Yahoo News)


TWO BLONDES WHO DATED THE SAME GUY HAD A VIOLENT PUBLIC CATFIGHT OVER WHO LOOKS BETTER IN THE SAME DRESS:

They say it's a woman's worst nightmare to be seen wearing the same thing as someone else. Well, throw in two girls who dated the same guy, and that nightmare goes to a whole new VIOLENT place. --Last year, Matthew Vibert of Wellington, New Zealand dated a blonde 20-year-old woman named Bridget Masters. While they were together, he gave her a silver dress. When they broke up, she left the dress behind. --Shortly after the break-up, Matthew starting dating ANOTHER blonde. This time it was a 22-year-old named Victoria Clapham. And he gave HER the same silver dress . . . without telling her he'd once given it to a different woman. --In November, Matthew and Victoria were out at a bar and she was wearing the silver dress. Bridget happened to be at the same bar. --And when she spotted Victoria with Matthew, she went up to them and told Victoria that SHE looked better in the dress. Victoria went into instant catfight mode and said no, SHE looked better in the dress. --Bridget walked away . . . but later that night, they were in the bathroom at the same time . . . and things EXPLODED. Bridget threw a drink at Victoria, and Victoria threw her drink back at Bridget. --So Bridget grabbed a glass and SMASHED IT over Victoria's head. The glass cut up her face and chest, and there was blood everywhere. That ended the fight. --This week, Bridget's on trial for assault with intent to wound. The trial is set to wrap up today. (The Age)


FRIDAY'S QUICK HITS


Are texting and Facebook worse for teens than TV? The experts disagree:

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20101027/ap_on_re_us/us_fea_parenting_teens_and_screens


A man lost two of his three kids at a park, so he tied his 2-year-old to a bench and went to look for them. He was arrested:

http://www.mcall.com/news/breaking/mc-dorney-park-toddler-tied-20101025,0,3132027.story


The most popular name for boys in England last year was . . . Mohammad:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1324194/Mohammed-popular-baby-boys-ahead-Jack-Harry.html


When you compare tuition and fees to inflation, college costs less now than in 2005:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/10/28/AR2010102800002.html?hpid=topnews


A guy refused his turn in Russian Roulette . . . so another player shot and killed him:

http://www.nbcphiladelphia.com/news/local-beat/Man-Shot-Dead-After-Refusing-His-Turn-in-Russian-Roulette-106078488.html?dr


NAZZY’S SILLY VIDEOS OF THE DAY

#1.) A REPORTER COVERING THE WORLD SERIES SAID HE COULD SMELL WEED:

A local news station in Dallas sent a reporter to San Francisco to cover the World Series, and the guy started his report by saying, quote, "This is San Francisco . . . and right over there, there's some people smoking weed." --He later added, "They're nice people. They're not mean."
(--Search for "Newy Scruggs Giants fans smoking marijuana.")
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JxCJIlzR5EQ


#2.) IS THIS A UFO OVER LOS ANGELES?

Just in time for Halloween, there's a video online of what looks like a UFO hovering over Los Angeles. Then you find out it's a Halloween prank. Just be warned . . . If you don't like being scared, don't watch the video. (--It might be a viral marketing thing for the upcoming alien movie "Skyline", but either way, it works.) (--Search for "UFO over Los Angeles BrothersMartinez." You get pranked at :39.)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BweMQcDu_Os


#3.) IS THERE A WOMAN WITH A CELL PHONE IN A 1928 CHARLIE CHAPLIN MOVIE?

Someone noticed that in a scene from the 1928 CHARLIE CHAPLIN movie "The Circus", it looks like a woman in the background is talking on a CELL PHONE . . . which is obviously impossible. --The current genius theory online is that she's a time traveler who somehow got cast as an extra . . . then used a cell phone on camera . . . even though there weren't any cell phone towers back then. (--Search for "Charlie Chaplin cell phone.")

http://tv.gawker.com/5672973/is-there-a-time+traveling-cell-phone-user-in-charlie-chaplins-1928-film


#4.) A MAN RACED HIS DOG IN AN EATING CONTEST:

A guy on YouTube had an eating contest with his dog, and to make sure they had a definite winner, he did five different races with five different foods: Spaghetti, roast beef, baby carrots, Sour Patch Kids, and a can of wet dog food. --The only race the guy won was the one with the carrots. He could've been competitive with the dog food too . . . but he punked out because it was so nasty.

(--Search for "man vs. dog Odin Von Tyson Gillanders." He starts on the dog food at 1:56.)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xyyKlNptQwc


#4.) A VIDEO OF FAINTING KITTENS IS A HIT ON YOUTUBE . . . BUT IT'S MORE TRAGIC THAN CUTE:

A new video of two kittens fainting over and over again is a hit on YouTube . . . but it's not as adorable as it sounds. --The kittens suffer from a rare disease called "fainting goat syndrome" . . . which is clearly more common in goats . . . and when they get startled even a little bit, their muscles seize up and they collapse. --As if that wasn't sad enough, the person who posted the video added an update saying that one of the kittens died of respiratory failure on Wednesday. Still, the video is pretty fascinating.
(--Search for "fainting goat kittens." They start fainting at :13.)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9CC_9aFuEkA


EIGHT KINDS OF HALLOWEEN CANDY YOU SHOULDN'T GIVE OUT:

You're probably all stocked up on Halloween candy by now, but if you still have some shopping to do, "Esquire" has a list of candy you SHOULDN'T give out to kids. According to them, it's because they're not as 'good' as other Halloween candies.

--The entire list is debatable, but here are the top eight . . .

#1.) CANDY CORN. Because it has the, quote, "consistency of a car tire."


#2.) BIT-O-HONEY. Because it's too old-school. In fact, "Esquire" says if you give out Bazooka bubble gum, Necco wafers, or Bit-O-Honey's on Halloween, the kids who come to your door will be aged by "several decades." Whatever that means.


#3.) TWIZZLERS. Because they're not as good as licorice.


#4.) STARBURST. Because, according to "Esquire", they have a "weird aftertaste" if you eat more than three. (???)


#5.) NOW AND LATERS. Because they have to sit in the sun for a few hours before they're soft enough to eat.


#6.) SMARTIES. Because it's just sugar pressed into a tablet, and according to "Esquire", it shouldn't qualify as candy.


#7.) THREE MUSKETEERS. This is probably the most popular Halloween candy "Esquire" says you SHOULDN'T give out. Their reasoning is . . . there's just way too much nougat.


#8.) ANYTHING THAT'S NOT CANDY. "Esquire" says if you're planning to give out carrot sticks, pennies, or apples without caramel . . . just leave your porch light off. (Esquire.com)


FOUR COMMON HALLOWEEN COSTUMES FOR GUYS . . . AND WHAT THEY SAY ABOUT YOU:

Last week we told you about eight Halloween costumes for the ladies, and what they SUPPOSEDLY say about your personality. Today we've got an equally ridiculous analysis. This time it's from the geniuses at Match.com. Only it's for GUYS.

#1.) SUPERHERO. According to Match.com, a superhero costume like Batman or Spider-Man might mean he has an old-school sense of gender roles . . . meaning he thinks the MAN should be the hero. --On the other hand, he could also choose a superhero costume for the NOSTALGIA factor. He may be reminiscing about his childhood by dressing as his favorite comic book character. (--Or, it might not mean anything. Thanks Match.com!)

#2.) PIRATE. A guy who dresses as a pirate supposedly has a BAD BOY thing going on. He may be selfish in bed, and he's probably more of a player than a commitment guy. If you're looking for a quick fling, go for the pirate.

#3.) VAMPIRE. Guys who dress as vampires for Halloween have one thing on their mind: SEX. (--As opposed to all the other guys on Halloween . . .) --They're just looking for an excuse to put their mouth on your neck, and will probably come on way too strong. He's good for a Halloween hook-up and that's about it.

#4.) DEVIL. According to Match.com, the devil is usually the life of the party. He's fun, and sees himself as the one who's going to get things going. --But there's also a chance he might take the devil stuff too seriously . . . and be a total WEIRDO. So be careful with guys dressed as devils. (Match.com)

SIX LAST-MINUTE COSTUME IDEAS FOR COUPLES:

It's Halloween weekend, but if you STILL don't have a costume, you're not completely out of luck. We've got six costume ideas for couples here that are totally LAME . . . but they're cheap and easy to pull off with common household items.

#1.) E-MAIL ATTACHMENT. The guy wears a shirt with a giant "E" written on it, while the woman sticks paperclips all over her shirt. Look, we told you these were lame. YOU'RE the one who waited until the last minute.

#2.) PEACE AND QUIET. One person dresses as a hippie . . . and the other person paints their face white like a mime and doesn't speak.

#3.) "EAT, PRAY, LOVE". This one's inspired by the JULIA ROBERTS movie from earlier this year. Don't laugh, your girl probably saw it. One person goes as a chef, the other wears something religious, and you act like you're in love. Get it?

#4.) CUPCAKE. One person's the cup: Wear an athletic cup over your clothes, or string a few plastic cups around your neck. The other person's the cake: Just throw on a t-shirt of the band CAKE, or wear an apron and bring a box of cake mix.

#5.) "HAIRY POTTER". One person wears a fake fur jacket, and the other person dresses as a gardener with gardening gloves, tools, rain boots, a sun hat, and a small plant pot.

#6.) DEAD. You can't go wrong by dressing up as a "dead" couple. Just pick a theme . . . prom couple, quarterback and cheerleader, bride and groom, whatever . . . and paint your face white with dark circles around your eyes. (YourTango / Yahoo Shine)

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