Friday, November 19, 2010


What Will Happen to Eva Longoria's Tony Parker-Related Tattoos?

It's the question that has to be asked: What will EVA LONGORIA do about her TONY PARKER-related tattoos now that the marriage is over? --Eva has THREE tattoos she'll probably want to put the laser to. She has the word "Nine" on the back of her neck, because that's Tony's jersey number. --On the inside of her right wrist, she has her wedding date, July 7th, 2007, written in Roman numerals. (--Tony has the same thing inked on his ring finger.) --And then she's got Tony's initials . . . somewhere. All we know about their location is that it's a NAUGHTY PLACE. --She once said of that tattoo, quote, "[It's] only seen by him. I'm not saying where it is, but let's just say he gets to view it on a very regular basis!"

Tony Parker Speaks . . . and Says This Is a "Difficult Time" for Eva and Him:

TEXTIN' TONY PARKER spoke to reporters Wednesday night before his San Antonio Spurs took on the Chicago Bulls. --He said, quote, "This is a difficult time right now for me and Eva. Everything else is our private life." --That's pretty much all he would say about the allegations that he was SEXTING with former teammate BRENT BARRY'S wife Erin. --When they tried to press him further, he said, quote, "That's my private life." --Then he added, quote, "I'm getting great support from teammates and coaches. Right now, I just want to concentrate 100% on winning basketball games with the Spurs." (--One last note: Some gossip sites got a hold of the divorce papers that Brent Barry filed on October 29th. And in those papers, Brent says he and Erin are divorcing because, quote, "the marriage has become insupportable because of discord or conflict of personalities.)
(--You can read the papers for yourself here . . .)

Cher Is Dating Her First Man Over 30:

CHER is dating a TV writer by the name of Ron Zimmerman. He's 52 years old . . . which makes their relationship a landmark event for her. --In an interview with "Parade" magazine, she says, quote, "Even though I'm older than him, I'd never before been with anybody over 30. --"Ron is short, a bit scraggly, like an absentminded professor. He's the funniest person I have ever met, and the most eccentric . . . so bizarre and kind and very special." --Technically, that age part isn't exactly true. SONNY BONO was 40 when he and Cher divorced in 1975. But we can probably assume she's talking about AFTER Sonny. --Cher also talks about nailing such celebrities as TOM CRUISE, WARREN BEATTY, VAL KILMER and RICHIE SAMBORA. --She says, quote, "I enjoyed them all! I never felt I chose badly, and I was always happy when the next man came along. --"I can usually last about two years with a man, and that's it. The moment the relationship goes into the phase of more commitment, it changes."

Jessica Simpson's Fiancé Has His Own Money:

Everybody's talking about how former NFL player ERIC JOHNSON is using JESSICA SIMPSON as his meal ticket. But it turns out he has his own money. --A so-called "source" says, quote, "Eric comes from a really wealthy family in Massachusetts, and he's an only child. He doesn't have to worry about money. He's not Jessica Simpson-rich, but he's well-off."

Is Miley Cyrus Dating Nickelodeon Star Avan Jogia?

Here's the latest MILEY CYRUS love life rumor: She might be dating AVAN JOGIA. He's on the Nickelodeon series "Victorious" . . . and he's 18. --But a source says she's keeping it casual because, quote, "she wants to be officially single for her birthday and just have fun with whomever she hangs out with. (--Miley turns 18 on Tuesday.)

Tiger Woods Says He Still Feels Pain in His Soul:

In an essay he wrote for the new issue of "Newsweek", TIGER WOODS says he still feels PAIN IN HIS SOUL . . . almost a year after his sex scandal began with a minor car wreck outside his Florida home. --He says, quote, "Last November, everything I thought I knew about myself changed abruptly, and what others perceived about me shifted, too. --"I had been conducting my personal life in an artificial way . . . as if detached from the values my upbringing had taught, and that I should have embraced." --He adds, quote, "The physical pain from that car accident has long healed. But the pain in my soul is more complex and unsettling; it has been far more difficult to ease . . . and to understand. --"But this much is obvious now: my life was out of balance, and my priorities were out of order. I made terrible choices and repeated mistakes. I hurt the people whom I loved the most. --"And even beyond accepting the consequences and responsibility, there is the ongoing struggle to learn from my failings." --He did say, however, that he is "regaining the balance" that he'd lost and, quote, "beginning to appreciate things I had overlooked before." --And he's starting to realize that there's more to life than golf . . . like his kids. --He says, quote, "Giving my son, Charlie, a bath . . . beats chipping another bucket of balls. Making mac and cheese for him and his sister, Sam, is better than dining in any restaurant. --"Sharing a laugh watching cartoons or reading a book beats channel-surfing alone. Some nights now, it's just me and the kids, an experience that's both trying and rewarding. Probably like the experience a lot of families have every evening around the world." --Tiger also blames golf . . . at least in part . . . for the decisions that ruined his life . . . quote, "Golf is a self-centered game, in ways good and bad. So much depends on one's own abilities. --"But for me, that self-reliance made me think I could tackle the world by myself. It made me think that if I was successful in golf, then I was invincible."

Donald Trump Says the Chinese Are Laughing at Us:

DONALD TRUMP is still mulling over the idea of running for president in 2012. And if he does, one of his platforms would be restoring America's standing with the rest of the world. --On yesterday's "Good Morning America", he said, quote, "I'm looking at this country . . . and what's happened in terms of respect. And the respect for this country is just not there. --"I have many people from China that I do business with, they laugh at us. They feel we're fools. And almost being led by fools. And they can't believe what they're getting away with." --He added, quote, "When you have billions of dollars in deficits with a country, those are the trade wars I like. You don't have to do business with China. You don't have to do business with other countries." --Since Trump would want to run as a Republican, he'd have to contend with SARAH PALIN in the primaries . . . which he's willing to do . . . quote, "I would take her on. I like her, but I'd take her on." (--Here's video . . .)

Chris Brown Got Stellar Marks from His Judge:

CHRIS BROWN had a progress hearing yesterday . . . and the judge gave him high marks. EXTREMELY high marks. --Judge Patricia Schnegg said, quote, "Of all probationers I've ever had, and I've had thousands of probationers, no one has ever done a better or more consistent job than you have. --"And I really want to commend you for taking responsibility, and for actually working diligently to complete all of the things the court has required of you." --Brown has about 220 hours of community labor left to serve, and seven more domestic violence counseling sessions to complete as per the terms of his probation. --He has another hearing scheduled for January 28th, and Judge Schnegg said she expects it to be one of the last times she sees him in court.
(--Here's video of Chris getting his gold star . . .)


Russell Crowe Tries to Take on "Harry Potter":

#1.) "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1" (PG-13)

Harry and his friends continue their quest to defeat Voldemort by destroying the magical objects that contain fragments of his soul. So . . . sort of like the previous six movies, except everyone's older. And this time, Harry, Ron and Hermione have dropped out of Hogwarts to finish the job. -You'll have to wait until July for Part 2, since they split the last book into two movies. This one ends around Chapter 24, when, quote, "Voldemort gains possession of the Elder Wand, one of the three Deathly Hallows that allow the bearer to conquer death."

(--Daniel Radcliffe is 21 now, and he's played Harry for nine years. I bet he never thought he'd have to wear a bra before it was over, but since a female character takes a potion to make herself look like Harry, we reap the benefits . . .)


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#2.) "The Next Three Days" (PG-13)

Russell Crowe decides he has to break his wife out of prison after she turns suicidal. Elizabeth Banks plays his wife, and Liam Neeson plays an escaped prisoner who gives him advice. Rza and the incredibly sexy Olivia Wilde are also in it.


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"Jersey Shore's" DJ Pauly D Created a Mob Scene When He Tried to Visit a Friend at the University of Rhode Island:

"Jersey Shore" stud DJ PAULY D created a MOB SCENE when he tried to visit a friend at the University of Rhode Island on Wednesday. --Pauly D was inside a dorm . . . at least briefly . . . before word of his visit spread on Facebook. Not long afterwards, sheer chaos erupted. --According to, "more than 1,000 students flocked to and surrounded the building" . . . and it got so insane that the police were called. (--No exaggeration. This ridiculousness was caught on video. Here's the link.) --A so-called "pal" of Pauly's said, quote, "He handled it really well even though it was scary, he laughed it off. The police told him that he wasn't allowed back to the campus without making pre-arrangements and calling the Rhode Island police first." --Pauly later Tweeted, quote: "See What Happens When I'm In Town For 1 Day Lmaooo."

DJ Pauly D's 10 Most Brilliant Tweets Since Election Day . . . Why Not?

DJ PAULY D'S humble Tweet (in Title Case) after being swarmed by crazy people at the University of Rhode Island made me curious what other brilliance he shares on Twitter. Here are his 10 Most Brilliant Tweets Since . . . uh, Election Day: (--Note: To preserve the careful touch and nuance of DJ Pauly D's Tweets, we chose not to change any of his spelling or grammar. Here ya go . . .)

--"Suxx I Cant "Whip My Hair Back And Fourth" Like Willow Smith ):"

--"Tony Parker Musta Seen How Eva Was Looking At Me @ The EMA's .. Now There Divorced !!! Sorry Tony"

--"Chix Soup On This Tour .... Faaaaak I Dont Feel Good ):"

--"I Love Googleing MySelf ,,, I Find Out Soo Much About Me That I Didnt Even Kno .... Lol"

--"Im Crayz But You Like It !!!!!!!"

--"What Makes You Think This Hairs Gonna Move Ina Gelato Shop !!!!"

--"Feel Like Ive Been Flying All Day !!! Ooh Thats Because I Have Been Lol !!! Oooh Yeaaa Jet Lagg Yeahhh !!!"

--"Spanish Chocolate Milk !!! Mmmmm !!! I Love Spain !!!"

--"Oooh I Love It When @Sn00ki Sits On My Lap In The Car !!!! Were Going Over All The Bumps !!! I Love Madrid !!!"

--"The Pope Is Hereeeeeeeeee !!!! Lol Madrid Baby !!!!"

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

Friday TV Reminders:

--"House of Glam" [1st Season Finale] . . . 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. on Oxygen.

--"Smallville" . . . 8:00 to 9:00 P.M. on the CW. (--Aquaman is back for this episode. He's married now. And he and his wife have to save Green Arrow from the assassin Deathstroke. Isn't it exciting!!!)

--"School Pride" . . . 8:00 to 9:00 P.M. on NBC. (--Los Angeles Lakers superstar Derek Fisher and former L.A. Dodgers coach Joe Torre help install new athletic facilities for a struggling Los Angeles school.)

--"iCarly" . . . 8:00 to 9:00 P.M. on Nickelodeon. (--Jack Black guest stars as Spencer's online video-game nemesis. And they face-off in a song battle.)

--"Primetime: What Would You Do?" . . . 9:00 to 10:00 P.M. on ABC. (--Tonight's scenarios include a husband berating his wife for wearing a bikini he feels she's not in shape to wear. And a mother lecturing her teen daughter for the same reason.)

--"20/20" . . . 10:00 to 11:00 P.M. on ABC. (--Cher talks about "Burlesque".)

--"Dennis Miller: The Big Speech" . . . 10:00 to 11:00 P.M. on HBO. (--Comedian Dennis Miller performs stand-up at the Irvine Barclay Theatre in Irvine, California.)

--"Homemade Millionaire" [SERIES Premiere] . . . 10:00 to 11:00 P.M. on TLC. (--Kelly Ripa serves as host and judge for a new female entrepreneur show that gives women the chance to sell their ideas on the air.)

--"Friday Night Alright" . . . 11:00 to 11:30 P.M. on VH1. (--Kid Rock performs.)

--"Aaron Karo: The Rest Is History" . . . 11:00 P.M. to Midnight on Comedy Central. (--Comedian Aaron Karo performs from the Wilbur Theatre in Boston.)

Saturday TV Reminders: (--Check your local listing for times in your area.)

--"Behind the Music: Duran Duran" . . . 9:00 to 10:00 P.M. on VH1 Classic.

--"The Night Before the Night Before Christmas" . . . 9:00 to 11:00 P.M. on the Hallmark Channel. (--Jennifer Beals plays a mom whose family is trying to help an amnesia-stricken Santa Claus regain his memory in time for Christmas.)

--"That Metal Show" . . . 11:00 P.M. to Midnight on VH1 Classic. (--Danzig and Black Sabbath's Bill Ward are the guests.)

--"Saturday Night Live" . . . 11:30 P.M. to 1:00 A.M. on NBC. (--Anne Hathaway guest hosts and Florence and the Machine is the musical guest.)

Sunday TV Reminders:

--"Sunday Night Football" . . . 8:15 to 11:15 P.M. ET on NBC. (--The Philadelphia Eagles host the New York Giants at Lincoln Financial Field in Pennsylvania.)

--"2010 American Music Awards" . . . 8:00 to 11:00 P.M. on ABC. (--Performers include Rihanna, Ke$ha, Justin Bieber, Katy Perry, Usher, Pink, Bon Jovi, Diddy-Dirty Money, Ne-Yo and Christina Aguilera.) (--See a gallery of the artists that are nominated at . . .)
--"Undercover Boss" . . . 9:00 to 10:00 P.M. on CBS. (--The director of development for Subway restaurants goes undercover making sandwiches.)

--"True Hollywood Story: Adam Lambert" . . . 9:00 to 10:00 P.M. on E!

--"The Next Iron Chef" [3rd Season Finale] . . . 9:00 to 10:00 P.M. on Food Network.

--"The Futurama Holiday Spectacular" . . . 10:00 to 10:30 P.M. on Comedy Central. (--The Planet Express crew is out to save Christmas, Robanukah and Kwanzza with the help from Al Gore and Coolio.)

--"Brew Masters" [SERIES Premiere] . . . 10:00 to 11:00 P.M. on Discovery Channel. (--The founder of the Dogfish Head Brewery searches the country looking for new beer tasting ideas, ingredients and inspiration.)

--"Top Gear" [SERIES Premiere] . . . 10:00 to 11:00 P.M. on the History Channel. (--Astronaut Buzz Aldrin helps in a road test between a Cobra helicopter and a Dodge Viper SRT.)

--"Jilted?" [SERIES Premiere] . . . 10:00 to 11:00 P.M. on WE. (--A look at the many ways relationships can change, including when a woman proposes to her boyfriend or a groom skips town only to return with a prenuptial agreement.)

--"Watch What Happens: Live" . . . 11:00 to 11:30 P.M. on Bravo. (--"The Real Housewives of Atlanta's" Kim Zolciak is the guest.)

--"The Venture Bros" [4th Season Finale] . . . 11:30 P.M. to 12:30 A.M. on Adult Swim.

Michael Jackson's Brother Randy Is Mad As Hell About That Upcoming "Michael" Album . . . and He Ain't Gonna Take It Anymore:

RANDY JACKSON . . . MICHAEL JACKSON'S brother, not the catch-phrase-loving "American Idol" judge . . . does NOT think all the vocals on Michael's upcoming album are authentic. --Randy vomited all his frustrations out in a long Twitter tirade Wednesday night. --Here are some highlights from his diatribe . . . quote, "I heard the music and I immediately said it wasn't his voice. Sony has 250 [million] reasons to convince the public that it is his voice, if you know what I mean. --"And as [for] the vocal authenticators, they work for pay. And I wasn't there when they did their analysis. I don't know what they heard, surely not what I heard. --"Some of the songs are him, and some aren't. I would bet my life on that. I know this may seem harsh, but this is the truth, as I know it. --"But what's worse than harsh is that my brother isn't here, and all these people are more concerned about making money off his death. They could care less about why and how he died, or maybe they already know. --"This story has not ended, things are still unfolding." (--You can read the ENTIRE rant on Randy's Twitter feed, here.) (--"Michael" hits stores on December 14th. There have been rumors that members of the Jackson family have questioned the vocal tracks, but Sony argues that music experts have confirmed that all the tracks ARE Michael.) (--The Jackson estate HAS signed off on the album, obviously.)

Did Kings of Leon Search for People with "Physical Abnormalities" for Their Next Video?

Some Canadian TV network claims KINGS OF LEON launched an Internet search for people with "physical abnormalities" to star in the video for their song "Pyro". --Supposedly, they posted a message on an employment website asking for, quote, "characters with scars, pockmarked skin, physical abnormalities or deformities." They were offering $300-a-day to those who wanted to be a part of it. (--If this is true, it's unclear if they found what they were looking for. Shooting was scheduled to begin TODAY.)

Metallica Has Commented on Beachball-Gate:

METALLICA says the young girl who guitarist KIRK HAMMETT accidentally KNOCKED off the stage during a gig in Australia last week is FINE. (--You can revisit the original story with video of the incident, here.) --In a statement, the band explains, quote, "In the wacky world of rock 'n' roll, sometimes stuff happens which looks even weirder than it really is! And with context being vital in these situations, we just wanted to address something . . .--"Kirk knocked a small child offstage by kicking a beachball at her. That little lady is the daughter of the stage manager and dressing coordinator. --"She was thoroughly enjoying watching the beachballs drop from the rafters, Kirk was thoroughly enjoying kicking the beachballs off the stage and back into the crowd . . . and neither of them saw the other. --"[She was] in the wrong place at the wrong time. She wasn't hurt. She didn't go 'flying several feet into the audience.' And Kirk and she remain good buddies."

There May Be a New Van Halen Album and Tour Next Year . . . But Don't Get Your Hopes Up Too Much:

Back in August, EDDIE and ALEX VAN HALEN announced that they were, quote, "currently in the studio recording an album with [DAVID LEE] Roth that is due for release in 2011." There was also a rumor making the rounds about them going on tour in the New Year. --Those things could still happen . . . but according to a spokesman for the band, you may want to temper your expectations. --He said that a recent report . . . (--on . . . that the band was making progress on the album is, quote, "untrue." --He added that there is, quote, "no tour on the books [right now] . . . and no new album on the books." However, he did admit that the guys have been hanging out and are, "working on stuff." --In other words, at this moment NOTHING has been set in stone. (--A new disc would be their first album since "Van Halen 3", which came out in 1998 and featured GARY CHERONE on vocals. The last studio album with Roth singing was "1984", which came out 26 years ago . . . in 1984, obviously.)

T.I. Is "Sick and Mother(effing) Tired of Going to Jail":

You know how T.I. was just sent back to prison for 11 months for violating his probation? Well, He's just had an epiphany: He's, quote, "sick and mother(effing) tired of going to jail." (???) --This revelation came out in his latest letter from prison, which is all about how he wants to grow up, stop doing stupid stuff, and move on with his life . . . for HIS sake. --T.I. says, quote, "This experience is truly a pain I have never felt before and that's saying a lot for a (N-word) who's been down locked up as many times as I have. --"I see this as a real ass whoopin'. The kind you don't just go back outside to play afterwards. You take ya ass to bed and don't come out of your room until it's time to go to school. --"I got to do this (crap) for me!!! I'll be (G-D'd) if I've come all this way and made it through so much hell to let it go down like this! (Eff) that! --"If an hour in the dark is worth a second in the sun then pass me my mother(effing) shades 'cause I'm ready to cash my darkest hours in . . . ASAP!!!" (--You can read the full letter at his website, here.)

Nicki Minaj Advises Her Young Fans to Focus on Their Careers . . . and NOT Have Babies:

NICKI MINAJ was on "The Wendy Williams Show" on Wednesday . . . and while there, she gave some fun advice to her young fans. --She said, quote, "Don't chase these boys and all that stuff, go to school, go to college, don't depend on anybody. Don't be having babies. Do your thing. --"I'm in love with my music . . . I'm in love with [my album] 'Pink Friday' . . . I'm married to Benjamin Franklin. That's all I care about. That's what I tell my Barbz and my Ken Barbz." (???)


QUINTON "RAMPAGE" JACKSON and LYOTO "THE DRAGON" MACHIDA face off at UFC 123 tomorrow night. And Machida got some extra martial arts training from the one and only STEVEN SEAGAL!

STEVEN SEAGAL and LOU "THE HULK" FERRIGNO have teamed up with the law in Arizona to help defend our borders against illegal immigrants.

RUSSELL BRAND will NOT face charges for attacking a photographer who allegedly tried to take an upskirt picture of KATY PERRY at Los Angeles international Airport back in September.

LIL WAYNE will perform with EMINEM on "Saturday Night Live" on December 18th. It'll be Wayne's first major TV performance since he got out of prison.

The website has come up with a list of 11 Things to Do When You're Trapped in a Horror Movie.

CBS has canceled the PATRICIA ARQUETTE series "Medium". The final episode will air on January 21st.

"Family Guy's" final "Star Wars" parody . . . this one taking on "Return of the Jedi" . . . comes out on DVD December 21st. There's a trailer online if you're interested.

If you enjoyed DREW CAREY'S old improv show, "Who's Line Is It Anyway?", this will be up your alley. He's doing a similar series for the Game Show Network, and he's even bringing back some of the comedians from "Who's Line". It's going to premiere next spring.


Women With Names That End in the Letter "A" Have More Sexual Partners?

For all the women listening right now . . . if your first name ends with the letter "a" . . . you're probably not going to like this story. Or maybe you're going to love it, if you're a RANDY type. --According to a French study, women whose first names end in the letter "a" . . . like Monica or Anna or Paula . . . GET-IT-ON with more random guys than other women. --The study found that women whose names end in "a" have an average of 4.4 more sexual partners in their lifetimes than other women. --The horniest name of all is . . . LAURA. Women named Laura averaged 9.7 sexual partners, which was the highest average in the study. --Here's the theory why this happens. Names that end in letters other than "a" are generally more traditional, classical and biblical . . . and less exotic or trendy. --So parents who choose a traditional name might be more likely to have a traditional, stricter household . . . which can SCARE the promiscuity right out of a girl.

There's a Way To Examine Your Computer And Find Every Porno Picture . . . Even Ones You Thought You Deleted:

When you delete something from your computer, it's never really deleted. So unless you run a magnet over your hard drive, tear it in half, set it on fire, and blast the ashes into space . . . you'll leave traces of what you're doing behind. --There's a new invention that makes it even EASIER for someone to find your deleted shame now. It's called the Porn Stick . . . and it plugs into a computer and detects any porno images on the hard drive, even ones that were deleted. --The company that makes it is called Paraben. They say that it will be great for getting evidence against suspected child pornographers. --But for now . . . most of the people buying it are women who want to check up on their husbands. --The Porn Stick isn't cheap . . . it sells for $100 . . . but if you HAVE to know if your husband or kids or employees are downloading porno, this might be the cheapest way to find out. (NBC 5 - Salt Lake City)
(--You can buy it here . . .)

If Both People In a Couple Can Answer These Three Math Questions Correctly, Odds Are You'll Be Millionaires:

We FINALLY have a reason why you should've paid attention in math class. According to a new study, if both members of a couple can answer these three math questions right, the odds are you'll be millionaires by the time you're 50. --Really. It's that simple. In the study, spouses who both answered all three of these questions right averaged a combined worth of at least $1.7 MILLION by age 50. Couples who both got all three wrong were worth under $200,000 by age 50.

--Here are the three questions. Ready to see if you've got millions of dollars in your future?

#1.) If the chance of getting a disease is 10%, how many people out of 1,000 would be expected to get the disease?

#2.) If five people all have the winning numbers in the lottery, and the prize is $2 MILLION, how much will each of them get?

#3.) Let's say you have $200 in a savings account. The account earns 10% interest per year. How much would you have in the account after two years? --The study also found that men are the financial decision makers in 62% of the couples studied . . . and even when the husband did worse than the wife on those math questions, there was a 50-50 chance he was still the financial decision maker. (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette) (--The answers to the math questions are: 100 people . . . $400,000 each . . . and $242.)

Two Out of Five Americans Say Marriage is Becoming Obsolete:

Marriage has DEFINITELY evolved in the past few decades. And people are recognizing it. REALLY recognizing it. --A new survey by the Pew Research Center found that 39% of Americans, or just about two out of five, say that marriage is becoming OBSOLETE. --To phrase it another way . . . and in a way that doesn't make you think "Well THAT ain't good" . . . that means about two in five Americans say that a marriage isn't a requirement to have a family. --More and more people believe that you can have a family with a single parent . . . a non-married couple living together with kids . . . and yes, a same-sex couple with kids. --The latest Census numbers show that only 52% of adults 18 and over are married, which is an all-time low. 29% of children are now living with a parent who's divorced, separated, or never married. --Andrew Cherlin is a sociology professor at Johns Hopkins University. He says, quote, "Marriage is still very important in this country, but it doesn't dominate family life like it used to. Now there are several ways to have a successful family life." --The Pew survey found that almost all Americans say family is important. About nine out of 10 will have Thanksgiving dinner with their family next week, with an average of 12 family members. About one in four people will do Thanksgiving with at least 20 family members. (Pew Research Center)

Want Your Children To Be a Success? Make Sure They Have a Rough Childhood:

As a parent, most people's instinct is to do whatever it takes to make sure their kids have a smooth, happy, life-affirming childhood. And while that's probably the ideal path . . . it COULD hurt your child's future success. --According to Jane Genova, who's a career and job transitions expert, children who had some ROUGH PATCHES in their childhood can be more hire-able and more successful than kids who had 18 years of smooth sailing. --The main reason is that people who survived through bad times as kids tend to have stronger drive and imagination. --They're also more persistent and more likely to perform regular or boring tasks with an AGGRESSIVE sense of purpose.\ -Of course, if you want your child to be a success but don't want to declare bankruptcy or something to make it happen, it IS possible. Just make sure you don't SPOIL them. --Make sure they have to work, do chores, and know that they're not ENTITLED to anything . . . they have to earn it. (AOL Jobs)

Hiring People with College and Graduate Degrees Is Going Up . . . Unless You Have a Law Degree, Then You're Kinda Screwed:

It's finally happened: America's law schools FINALLY cranked out TOO MANY LAWYERS for the population to handle. --According to a study by Michigan State University, hiring of people with college and graduate degrees is going up. But for lawyers . . . hiring is going way down. --Hiring is up 10% for people with bachelor's degrees and MBAs from business school. --But it's down 13% for professional degrees, including law degrees and medical degrees. --Hiring of people with Ph.D.s is up 5%. --Right now, 36% of companies say that if they have a position open, they'll consider any person with any college major for the job . . . they're just looking for the best person. And that's an all-time high. (Michigan State University)

UPS Is Suing an Ex-Employee Who Was Fired Two Years Ago . . . But Won't Stop Showing Up For Work:

Two years ago, UPS fired a loading manager in one of their Manhattan facilities. He's 28-year-old Wesley Anderson of Brooklyn, New York and he kept causing problems . . . and getting into fights . . . so they fired him. --There's only one problem. He REFUSED to get fired. --He keeps on showing up. All the time. He won't stop coming to work even though he was fired two years ago. And when he shows up, he tells all of his ex-co-workers that he's still employed there . . . and actually tries to pick up and do his old job. --He's been arrested for trespassing, but that hasn't stopped him. --So UPS has finally decided to SUE HIM to keep him away. The lawsuit is for an unspecified amount of damages . . . and it's seeking to permanently ban him from entering the building. --Wesley was hired in 2000 as a part-time employee. He worked his way up to becoming a manager, but was fired after getting into a physical fight with an employee. --He took anger management classes so they reinstated him. Right after he got his job back, he got into another fight . . . where he started THROWING YOUR PACKAGES at another employee. Then he was fired for good. (New York Daily News)

Every Month, 15,000 Medicare Patients Die From Hospital Errors:

You always hear things about hospital errors and how dangerous they are . . . but this number is just INSANE. -According to a new report from the Department of Health and Human Services, errors at American hospitals lead to the deaths of more than 15,000 Medicare patients a month. That's right: 15,000 a MONTH. Just counting people on Medicare. --The report also says that more than 13% of Medicare patients, or around FIVE MILLION people, experience some kind of medical error every month. --Medicare covers about 40 million Americans. Most of them are senior citizens, but it also covers people who are disabled and who have severe kidney disease. --Older patients . . . like the ones on Medicare . . . are the most likely to experience medical errors, and are the most likely to suffer severe consequences. --The report says that MAJOR errors get the most focus . . . and hospitals have made a big push to cut down on those kinds of errors, like an operation on the wrong body part. --But smaller errors, like too much IV fluid or giving someone with diabetes the wrong food, harm a lot more patients a lot more often . . . and need to get some of the focus too. (AOL Health)

Would You Like Your Water To Taste Like Bacon?

This has got to be one of the dumbest products we've ever seen, and you'd have to be a certified idiot to buy it. But if you do . . . can we try it out? Because we're really curious how it works. --The product is called Effervescent Bacon Drink Tablets. And yes, they're tablets that you drop in your water to make it taste like BACON. --They also work in other beverages, in case you want your Coke, orange juice, or milk to taste like bacon. --You can buy them online, and a tin of 15 tablets goes for $3.50. (Urban Daddy) (--Here's the link to the page where you can learn more, or buy them . . .)

Word of the Day: Auto-tan:

auto-tan (verb) /aww toh tann/ - using photo editing software to make yourself look more tan before you post photos of yourself online. Derived from "auto-tune." --Example: "At first I thought Laura must've gone to Jamaica on vacation, but then I realized she was auto-tanning all of her Facebook photos."


Hotels say business picks up on Thanksgiving night . . . because people want a room close to the stores they'll be shopping at on Black Friday. (--Really? Who sleeps on Black Friday Eve? Camp out in the parking lot you pansies!)

The United States is 33rd on the list of biggest targets for terrorist attacks. Canada is 67th. Somalia is number one, followed by Pakistan and Iraq:

Doctors saved a girl's hand by grafting it to her leg for three months, so it would have a blood supply before they reattached it to her arm:

What does the public REALLY know about the news? 88% knew that BP ran the oil well that leaked, and 46% know that the GOP just took control of the House:

The supervisor of a Kentucky prison's sex offender program has been charged with pleasuring himself in front of a woman while stopped at a traffic light:


#1.) The "Harry Potter" Cast Tried To Say Random Things With An American Accent:

"Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1" came out at midnight last night, and the cast was on MTV the other day to promote the movie. --And since they're all British, the host made them say random things with an American accent, like "Can I get an order of mozzarella sticks" . . . "Justin Bieber is the man" . . . and "Twilight blows." (--Search for "Harry Potter American accents.")
(--WARNING: This video includes the words "hell" and "blows.")

#2.) And Now . . . 18 Movie Scenes Featuring Women Passing Gas:

Here's a statistic you've probably never heard: Apparently, the average person passes gas 14 times a day. And that includes women, but they just won't admit it. --So the website put together a montage of 18 movie scenes that feature women breaking wind. (--Search for " guide to females farting.")
(--WARNING: This video includes the words "queef" and "ass.")

#3.) Introducing . . . "The Crazyman":

If you stayed up late watching old movies on Saturday nights in Tucson or Miami in the mid-'70s, you might remember "The Crazyman". If not . . . prepare yourself. The "Crazyman" hosted commercial breaks with inspired bits. And definitely earned his title. --There's a vintage clip from 1974 on YouTube, where The Crazyman asks viewers how they're enjoying the movie . . . starts reminiscing about 'war' stories . . . then improvises a weird song while liquid pours down over his Crazyman mask. (--So if you THOUGHT you were tripping that night in 1974 . . . well, you probably were. But, The Crazyman really was that crazy.) --Anyway, now The Crazyman is BACK . . . after all this time . . . with his own internet TV show in HD. Now he's locked up in an insane asylum. But that doesn't stop him from wishing he had his own late night talk show, with Donald Trump as a guest. (???) (--Here's the 1974 clip. Search for "The Crazyman war stories." It gets nuts around :44.)

(--And here's the brand-new episode. Search YouTube for "The Crazyman Show episode 2." And thanks to the man behind The Crazyman! It's our good friend Gary Craig of Craig & Company, 96.5 TIC.)
(--WARNING! It includes the word a** and the word a**hole onscreen.)

#4.) The Glee Club at NYU Did "The Bed Intruder" Song:

The glee club at New York University recently performed an a cappella version of "The Bed Intruder Song". (--Search for "Bed Intruder Song NYC glee club." It kicks in at :40.)

#5.) A Man Crashed His Car During A Traffic Stop . . . Twice:

Some drunk guy in Laguna Beach, California did the worst thing you could possibly do when getting pulled over by a cop: He tried to put his car in park, but backed into the patrol car by mistake. Then he put the car in drive and slammed into a pole.
(--Search for "Christian Aparicio crashed twice video.")

How to Survive a Date from Hell:

Everybody's been on a bad date. It just happens. But there are ways to get through it. Today from we've got six bad-date scenarios, and what you can do to make the best of it.

#1.) Your Date's So Nervous, It's Making You Nervous. Dates are ALWAYS nerve-wracking . . . but if the other person is a total head case about things, it's going to ruin the experience for BOTH of you. --The best thing you can do to put your date at ease is to admit you're nervous too. And if that doesn't work, try telling an embarrassing story about yourself . . . anything that gets you guys laughing will help break the tension.

#2.) Your Date Is Rude. If your date constantly interrupts you, or spends half the night texting people, it's totally fine to call them out. It's not like it could get any worse. Tell them you're not used to someone doing that, and they'll usually get in line.

#3.) There Just Isn't a Spark. Sometimes there just won't be a SPARK. But that doesn't mean there's no hope. --First, try getting your date to talk about what they're most into. It's more exciting when people talk about what they're passionate about. If that doesn't work, try to get some playful competition going by challenging your date to a game of bowling or darts or something. --And in the end, even if there's no spark, give them the benefit of the doubt and go on another date or two. Then see how you feel.

#4.) Your Date's Boring. Maybe your date only talks about their job . . . or their DVD collection . . . or their CATS. Whatever it is, it's BORING. To fix this one, you've got to ask your date the right kind of follow-up questions. --If they keep talking about their job, ask them to describe a project they're really passionate about. What you're looking for is some emotion behind the small talk.

#5.) Their Views Are Totally Opposite of Yours. It's always a good idea to skip the sensitive topics on the first date . . . like politics and religion. --But if it comes up, and you end up disagreeing on a topic, you can still have an intellectual discussion, point-counterpoint-style. Just be respectful. But really, avoid this whole thing and don't bring up the hot topics until at least the third date.

#6.) You Just Don't Like the Person. If you're on a date, and you suddenly realize there's no way you'd EVER hook up with the person, spend the rest of the time focusing on the positive things you can get out of the encounter. --It's really an opportunity to brush up on your dating skills while the stakes are low. Or use the time to find a new hangout in your city by asking your date if they know about any local hidden gems. --Just don't act SO interested that you give the wrong impression, and they think you're more interested than you really are. (


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