Thursday, December 2, 2010



Eminem Leads the Grammy Nominees:

Nominees for the 53rd Annual Grammy Awards were announced last night . . . and EMINEM leads the pack with 10 nominations, including Album of the Year, Record and Song of the Year and Best Rap Album. --BRUNO MARS got SEVEN nods. JAY-Z, LADY GAGA and LADY ANTEBELLUM followed with SIX each. --I'm going to assume that this is the first time in history that a song with the F-WORD in the title can win a Grammy. CEE LO'S "(Eff) You" is up for FOUR awards . . . Song of the Year, Record of the Year, Best Music Video (Short Form) and Best Urban/Alternative Performance. --And even though he produced a radio-friendly . . . (--And "Glee"-friendly) . . . version called "Forget You", it was nominated under its original title. --After the nominees were announced, Cee Lo said, quote, "It wasn't meant to be a radio song. It was meant to be something with flair and first impression and it really took on a life of its own, and I had no idea it would become what it is today." (--This is where two of Bruno Mars' nominations come from, by the way. He co-wrote "(Eff) You".) --Speaking of "Glee", the cast is up for two Grammys . . . Best Soundtrack and Best Pop Performance, for their cover of Journey's "Don't Stop Believin'". --The Grammys will air live on CBS on February 13th.

Album of the Year:

--"Recovery", Eminem
--"Need You Now", Lady Antebellum
--"The Fame Monster", Lady Gaga
--"The Suburbs", Arcade Fire
--"Teenage Dream", Katy Perry

Record of the Year:

--"(Eff) You", Cee Lo Geen
--"Love the Way You Lie", Eminem featuring Rihanna
--"Need You Now", Lady Antebellum
--"Nothin' on You", B.o.B featuring Bruno Mars
--"Empire State of Mind", Jay-Z and Alicia Keys

Song of the Year:

--"(Eff) You", Cee Lo Geen
--"Love the Way You Lie", Eminem featuring Rihanna
--"Need You Now", Lady Antebellum
--"The House That Built Me", Miranda Lambert
--"Beg Steal or Borrow", Ray LaMontagne and the Pariah Dogs

Best New Artist:

--Justin Bieber
--Florence & the Machine
--Mumford & Sons
--Esperanza Spaulding

(Pop Nominees - 1 of 2)

Best Pop Album:

--"My World 2.0", Justin Bieber
--"I Dreamed a Dream", Susan Boyle
--"The Fame Monster", Lady Gaga
--"Teenage Dream", Katy Perry
--"Battle Studies", John Mayer

Best Female Pop Performance:

--"Halo (Live)", Beyonc
--"Bad Romance", Lady Gaga
--"Teenage Dream", Katy Perry
--"Chasing Pirates", Norah Jones
--"King of Anything", Sara Bareilles

Best Male Pop Performance:

--"This Is It", Michael Jackson
--"Just the Way You Are", Bruno Mars
--"Whataya Want From Me", Adam Lambert
--"Half of My Heart", John Mayer
--"Haven't Met You Yet", Michael Bubl

Best Pop Performance By a Duo or Group: (With Vocals)

--"Don't Stop Believin' (Regionals Version)", The "Glee" cast
--"Misery", Maroon 5
--"The Only Exception", Paramore
--"Hey, Soul Sister (Live)", Train
--"Babyfather", Sade

Best Pop Collaboration: (With Vocals)

--"Airplanes 2", B.o.B, Eminem and Hayley Williams
--"Telephone", Lady Gaga and Beyonc
--"California Girls", Katy Perry and Snoop Dogg
--"If It Wasn't for Bad", Elton John and Leon Russell
--"Imagine", Herbie Hancock, Pink, India.Arie, Seal, Konono No. 1, Jeff Beck and Oumou Sangare

Best Dance Recording:

--"Only Girl (in the World)", Rihanna
--"Dance in the Dark", Lady Gaga
--"Dancing on My Own", Robyn
--"In for the Kill", La Roux
--"Rocket", Goldfrapp

(Rock / Alternative Nominees - 1 of 2)

Best Rock Song:

--"Tighten Up", The Black Keys
--"Angry World", Neil Young
--"Little Lion Man", Mumford & Sons
--"Radioactive", Kings of Leon
--"Resistance", Muse

Best Rock Album: (Includes Hard Rock And Metal.)

--"The Resistance", Muse
--"Backspacer", Pearl Jam
--"Le Noise", Neil Young
--"Emotion and Commotion", Jeff Beck
--"Mojo", Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers

Best Alternative Music Album:

--"Brothers", The Black Keys
--"The Suburbs", Arcade Fire
--"Infinite Arms", Band of Horses
--"Broken Bells", Broken Bells
--"Contra", Vampire Weekend

Best Rock Performance By a Duo or Group: (With Vocals)

--"Tighten Up", The Black Keys
--"Ready to Start", Arcade Fire
--"Resistance", Muse
--"Radioactive", Kings of Leon
--"I Put a Spell on You", Jeff Beck and Joss Stone

Best Solo Rock Vocal Performance:

--"Run Back to Your Side", Eric Clapton
--"Helter Skelter", Paul McCartney
--"Silver Rider", Robert Plant
--"Angry World", Neil Young
--"Crossroads", John Mayer

Best Rock Instrumental Performance:

--"Black Mud", The Black Keys
--"Kundalini Bonfire", Dave Matthews and Tim Reynolds
--"The Deathless Horsie", Dweezil Zappa
--"Do the Murray", Los Lobos
--"Hammerhead", Jeff Beck

Best Hard Rock Performance:

--"New Fang", Them Crooked Vultures
--"Let Me Hear You Scream", Ozzy Osbourne
--"Black Rain", Soundgarden
--"A Looking in View", Alice in Chains
--"Between the Lines", Stone Temple Pilots

Best Metal Performance:

--"El Dorado", Iron Maiden
--"Sudden Death", Megadeth
--"Let the Guilt Go", Korn
--"World Painted Blood", Slayer
--"In Your Words", Lamb of God

(R&B Nominees - 1 of 2)

Best R&B Song:

--"Bittersweet", Fantasia
--"Second Chance", El DeBarge
--"Finding My Way Back", Jaheim
--"Shine", John Legend and The Roots
--"Why Would You Stay", Kem

Best R&B Album:

--"Back to Me", Fantasia
--"Still Standing", Monica
--"Another Round", Jaheim
--"Wake Up!", John Legend & The Roots
--"The Love & War Masterpeace", Raheem DeVaughn

Best Contemporary R&B Album:

--"Graffiti", Chris Brown
--"Raymond V Raymond", Usher
--"Untitled", R. Kelly
--"Transition", Ryan Leslie
--"The ArchAndroid", Janelle Monae

Best Urban/Alternative Performance:

--"(Eff) You", Cee Lo Green
--"Tightrope", Janelle Mone & Big Boi (of Outkast)
--"Little One", Bilal
--"Orion", Carolyn Malachi
--"Still", Eric Roberson

Best Female R&B Vocal Performance:

--"Gone Already", Faith Evans
--"Bittersweet", Fantasia
--"Everything to Me", Monica
--"Tired", Kelly Price
--"Holding You Down (Going in Circles)", Jazmine Sullivan

Best Male R&B Vocal Performance:

--"Second Chance", El DeBarge
--"There Goes My Baby", Usher
--"Finding My Way Back", Jaheim
--"Why Would You Stay", Kem
--"We're Still Friends", Musiq Soulchild and Kirk Whalum

Best R&B Performance By a Duo or Group: (With Vocals)

--"Take My Time", Chris Brown and Tank
--"Shine", John Legend and The Roots
--"Love", Chuck Brown, Jill Scott and Marcus Miller
--"You've Got a Friend", Ronald Isley and Aretha Franklin
--"Soldier of Love", Sade

Best Traditional R&B Vocal Performance:

--"When a Woman Loves", R. Kelly
--"Hang on in There", John Legend and The Roots
--"In Between", Ryan Shaw
--"You're So Amazing", Calvin Richardson
--"Go (Live)", Betty Wright

Best Rap Song:

--"Empire State of Mind", Jay-Z and Alicia Keys
--"Love the Way You Lie", Eminem and Rihanna
--"Not Afraid", Eminem
--"Nothin' on You", B.o.B featuring Bruno Mars
--"On to the Next One", Jay-Z and Swizz Beatz

Best Rap Album:

--"The Adventures of Bobby Ray", B.o.B
--"Thank Me Later", Drake
--"Recovery", Eminem
--"The Blueprint 3", Jay-Z
--"How I Got Over", The Roots

Best Rap Solo Performance:

--"Over", Drake
--"Not Afraid", Eminem
--"How Low", Ludacris
--"I'm Back", T.I.
--"Power", Kanye West

Best Rap Performance By a Duo or Group:

--"Shutterbugg ", Big Boi and Cutty
--"Fancy ", Drake, T.I. and Swizz Beatz
--"On To The Next One ", Jay-Z and Swizz Beatz
--"My Chick Bad ", Ludacris and Nicki Minaj
--"Lose My Mind ", Young Jeezy and Plies

Best Rap/Sung Collaboration:

--"Nothin' on You", B.o.B and Bruno Mars
--"Deuces", Chris Brown, Tyga and Kevin McCall
--"Love the Way You Lie", Eminem and Rihanna
--"Empire State of Mind", Jay-Z and Alicia Keys
--"Wake Up! Everybody", John Legend, The Roots, Melanie Fiona & Common

(Country Nominees)

Best Country Song:

--"Need You Now", Lady Antebellum
--"The House That Built Me", Miranda Lambert
--"If I Die Young", The Band Perry
--"Free", Zac Brown Band
--"The Breath You Take", George Strait

Best Country Album:

--"Need You Now", Lady Antebellum
--"Revolution", Miranda Lambert
--"You Get What You Give", Zac Brown Band
--"Up on the Ridge", Dierks Bentley
--"The Guitar Song", Jamey Johnson

Best Country Performance By a Duo or Group: (With Vocals)

--"Need You Now ", Lady Antebellum
--"Little White Church", Little Big Town
--"Free", Zac Brown Band
--"Elizabeth", Dailey & Vincent
--"Where Rainbows Never Die", The SteelDrivers

Best Female Country Vocal Performance:

--"Satisfied", Jewel
--"The House That Built Me", Miranda Lambert
--"Swingin' ", LeAnn Rimes
--"Temporary Home", Carrie Underwood
--"I'd Love to Be Your Last", Gretchen Wilson

Best Male Country Vocal Performance:

--"Cryin' for Me (Wayman's Song)", Toby Keith
--"'Til Summer Comes Around", Keith Urban
--"Macon", Jamey Johnson
--"Turning Home", David Nail
--"Gettin' You Home", Chris Young

Best Country Collaboration: (With Vocals)

--"Hillbilly Bone", Blake Shelton and Trace Adkins
--"As She's Walking Away", Zac Brown Band and Alan Jackson
--"Bad Angel", Dierks Bentley, Miranda Lambert and Jamey Johnson
--"I Run to You", Marty Stuart and Connie Smith
--"Pride (in the Name of Love)", Dierks Bentley, Del McCoury and the Punch Brothers

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Did Britney Spears' Boyfriend Beat Her Up? She Says No posted audio yesterday in which BRITNEY SPEARS allegedly admits that her boyfriend, Jason Trawick, beat her up. But her team says it's FAKE, and they're going to take legal action. --The audio in question is a supposed phone call between Britney and her first ex-husband, Jason Alexander. (--Britney and Jason got hitched in Vegas in 2004. They had the marriage annulled 55 hours later.) --He asks Britney, quote, "I thought [Jason Trawick] proposed to you or something at the beach." --Then, the person identified as Britney replies, quote, "Before or after he beat on me?" (--You can listen to the audio here . . .)
(--And here's another clip, in which "Britney" claims that she never reported the abuse to the police because she didn't want the public to find out . . .)
-Jason Alexander also went to the "Star" tabloid and said that Britney has been reaching out to him . . . quote, "Britney is in an abusive relationship. She told me her life had turned into a nightmare." --He also said that he stands by his story, and by the audio . . . quote, "I completely stand behind my story . . . that is absolutely my ex-wife Britney Spears on that tape." --And not that it means anything outside the "Maury Povich Show", but the "Star" also claims Alexander passed a lie-detector test. --Here's what Britney's manager has to say about this chaos . . . quote, "This is 100% not true. The recording is not Britney. Lawyers are amassing. We are 100% taking stern and immediate legal action." -Meanwhile, a statement on Britney's website says she's had no contact with Alexander in YEARS, and that the recording is, quote, "so obviously fake as to be laughable." --And Britney actually visited Jason Trawick's office yesterday . . . perhaps as a show of solidarity or something. (--Here's video of them leaving the place together . . .)


Do Randy and Evi Quaid Suffer From "The Madness of Two"?

There are a whole lot of mental disorders that could explain the behavior of RANDY and EVI QUAID. . . but this one seems to sum it up nicely: spoke with some mental health experts who say they could be suffering from FOLIE A DEUX. That's a French term that translates to . . . THE MADNESS OF TWO. Or as it's more commonly called, "a shared psychosis. --As one expert puts it . . . quote, "It applies in that they are a pair and they reinforce each other's bizarre hold on reality. --"So long as you stay with each other and you stay insular, it's a siege mentality. You're not open to contradictions from the outside world." --Another doctor adds, quote, "Independently, people with folie a deux might not be delusional, but because they have another person to reinforce it, it becomes quasi-real. --"Finally, he met the right person who shared his proclivity for wackiness, and off they went." (--If you've heard the phrase "folie a deux" before, you're either a psychology major or a FALL OUT BOY fan. It was the title of their 2008 album.)

Miley Cyrus Is the Most Searched-For Celebrity on

Yahoo! has released its list of the most searched-for items of 2010 . . . and MILEY CYRUS was the most popular celebrity --But she only came in THIRD overall on the list of top searches. She was beaten by the BP oil spill and the World Cup. --Here are Yahoo's top searches of 2010 . . .

1.) BP Oil Spill

2.) World Cup

3.) Miley Cyrus

4.) Kim Kardashian

5.) Lady Gaga

6.) iPhone

7.) Megan Fox

8.) Justin Bieber

9.) "American Idol"

10.) Britney Spears

(--So if you're keeping track, Miley's the most popular celebrity on Yahoo, Kim Kardashian's #1 on Bing, and Tiger Woods was the top celebrity according to AOL. Here are those other lists again.)

Wesley Snipes Has Been Ordered to Surrender Next Thursday:

WESLEY SNIPES has been ORDERED by the U.S. Marshal's Office to begin serving his 3-year sentence for tax evasion one week from today. --If he doesn't surrender voluntarily, a warrant will be issued for his arrest, and he could face additional criminal charges. --Snipes was sentenced two years ago, but he's been free on bail while his lawyers appealed his conviction.-They plan on taking their fight all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court if necessary . . . and they were hoping to keep him free until the bitter end.

Heather Locklear Was Hospitalized for Some Kind of Bacterial Infection . . . But It Sounds Like She's Okay:

HEATHER LOCKLEAR was hospitalized this week for some kind of bacterial infection. But her rep said she was placed on an antibiotic, and was expected to be released yesterday.

Does Jennifer Lopez's Ex-Husband Have Video of Her Willfully Exposing Her Holiest of Areas?

As you may recall, JENNIFER LOPEZ'S ex-husband, OJANI NOA, is fighting for the legal right to use old home videos featuring Jennifer.
--He wants to cobble the footage together into some kind of movie about himself and his relationship with J-Lo. So far, Jennifer has been successful in stopping him. And now, I think we know why that's so important to her. --Newly-filed legal papers from Noa's camp say, quote, "Lopez displays deviant behavior by consensually exposing her genital area in public." --And while Noa admits that the footage was never intended to be made public, the papers say that Jennifer, quote, "gives her full consent to Noa taping her." --Ojani's rep describes one scene in which, quote, "J-Lo is riding a scooter in public in Cuba, while talking to the camera and numerous by-standers, with her privates in as plain view as Paris Hilton, Britney Spears and Lindsay Lohan have in the past."

Eva Longoria and Tony Parker Had Lunch Together Yesterday:

Even though they're in the middle of a divorce, EVA LONGORIA and TONY PARKER were spotted having lunch yesterday with some other friends at a place called Shutters on the Beach in Santa Monica. --A witness says, quote, "Eva and Tony were acting really lovey-dovey with each other. She was stroking his head with her hand. They did not look like a couple that has just filed for divorce." --But a so-called "source" close to the situation says we shouldn't expect a reconciliation . . . quote, "They remain friends and everything is amicable. Eva is a class act. That's how gracious she is."

Courteney Cox and David Arquette Had Lunch Together Yesterday:

COURTENEY COX and DAVID ARQUETTE had lunch together yesterday at Morton's Steakhouse in Burbank. --They arrived and left separately, but witnesses say Courteney gave David a kiss on the cheek when she got there.

Mega Shark's Next Opponent: Crocosaurus!

MEGA SHARK survived his brutal battle with GIANT OCTOPUS . . . and now it's time for his next opponent: CROCOSAURUS. (!!! -"Mega Shark vs. Crocosaurus" hits DVD on December 21st . . . and it stars JALEEL WHITE . . . a.k.a. Steve Urkel from "Family Matters". --And he's definitely not a skinny nerd anymore. He's a lot older . . . and pretty buff. Check out the trailer here . . .)

Christopher Nolan Says the Next Batman Movie Will Be His Last . . . and Heath Ledger Won't Be In It:

Writer-director CHRISTOPHER NOLAN has cleared up two rumors about the next Batman movie, "The Dark Knight Rises". First, it'll be his last . . . which means he's wrapping up his tenure with a trilogy. --Second, HEATH LEDGER won't be in it. There's been talk that Nolan is going to plug unused footage of Heath's Joker from "The Dark Knight" into the new one. But he says, quote, "I heard the rumor. We're not doing that."

Does "Dancing with the Stars" Want Todd Palin?

BRISTOL PALIN was a "controversial" figure on "Dancing with the Stars" this season, and not surprisingly, it sounds like the show LOVED the attention. --In fact, there's a rumor going around that producers would like to book TODD PALIN for next season. (--If you aren't up on your Palin family tree, Todd is Bristol's dad and SARAH PALIN'S husband.) --A so-called "source" tells E! Online, quote, "They want him big time. They'd love Sarah, but they don't think that will ever happen, so why not go for the dad?" As usual, the show would not comment on future casting, true or not.

Ne-Yo Will Play a Fashionable Hit Man on "CSI: New York":

NE-YO will play "a fashion-forward hit man" on a February episode of "CSI: New York". (???) (--There's no specific airdate yet.) --A CBS rep explains, quote, "[His character] doesn't fit the usual image of a hired killer. This guy carries himself with elegant style but a violent efficiency." --The episode will also feature music from Ne-Yo's new album, "Libra Scale".


Thursday TV Reminders: (--Check your local listings.)

--"Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town" . . . 8:00 to 9:00 P.M. on ABC.

--"The Santa Suit" . . . 8:00 to 10:00 P.M. on the Hallmark Channel. (--"Hercules" star Kevin Sorbo plays the selfish toy company executive who's transformed into a department store Santa in order to teach him the true meaning of Christmas.)

--"The Office" . . . 9:00 to 9:30 P.M. on NBC. (--Michael expresses concern over China's growth as a global power.)

--"Grey's Anatomy" . . . 9:00 to 10:00 P.M. on ABC. (--Derek tries to help Christina get away from it all by taking her on a fishing trip.)

--"It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia" . . . 10:00 to 10:30 P.M. on FX. (--Tom Sizemore and Philadelphia Phillies stars Ryan Howard and Chase Utley have cameos when the gang travels to Atlantic City for a charity benefit.)

--"The Apprentice" . . . 10:00 to 11:00 P.M. on NBC. (--The remaining two contestants are each assigned a task, one will manage Liza Minnelli's concert while the other oversees a VIP golf tournament featuring Kathy Griffin.)

--"Brad Meltzer's Decoded" [SERIES Premiere] . . . 10:00 to 11:00 P.M. on History. (--A 10-part series about secret symbols, codes and conspiracy theories . . . beginning with the cornerstone at the White House laid by Freemasons.)

Kanye West Sold a Half Million Copies of "My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy":

KANYE WEST may often be an A-hole, but that hasn't really hurt his album sales. Kanye's latest album, "My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy", just sold 496,000 copies, which gives him his fourth #1 disc. --He was closely followed by Nicki Minaj, who sold 375,000 copies of her new disc "Pink Friday".

And Now . . . Michael Cera Is the Touring Bassist for Some Indie Band:

This is sort of bizarre: MICHAEL CERA . . . who you know from playing same the awkward, lovable sissy in movies like "Juno", "Superbad" and "Nick and Nora's Infinite Playlist" . . . is the touring bassist for some new indie band. --The group is called MISTER HEAVENLY . . . and it includes members from indie bands like MODEST MOUSE, MAN MAN and ISLANDS. They're opening up for PASSION PIT . . . and says Michael is onboard for the whole tour. --Michael's first gig was Tuesday night in Seattle. They also performed last night in Portland. (--There are 11 total dates on the tour, which runs through December 13th in Austin. You can find a list of the announced dates, here.) --It's unclear if he's a full member of the band . . . or if he's just playing bass on this tour. (--You can watch a short fan-shot video of Michael onstage, here.) (--Naturally, it seems unlikely that he'd join a band full time, since he's done at least two movies a year for the past four years. But according to several online movie sites, there is a POSSIBILITY he's taking a break from acting. (--As far as we can tell, the only movie now on Michael's radar is that phantom "Arrested Development" movie, which has been talked about for YEARS.)

SHOWBIZ EXTRAS has published pictures of WHITNEY HOUSTON and BOBBY BROWN'S 17-year-old daughter, BOBBI KRISTINA, at a party . . . where she's drinking a Four Loko, smoking and kissing another chick.

It's official: JUSTIN BIEBER'S 3-D movie "Never Say Never" is going to be a SENSATION. Tickets for a preview screening on February 9th have gone on sale, and in the first 12 hours, 26,000 of the available 100,000 tickets were snatched up.

'90s R&B singer MONTELL JORDAN . . . the man behind "This Is How We Do It" and "Let's Ride" with MASTER P . . . has quit the music business to become a pastor at a church in Georgia.

MARGARET CHO claims she heard that SARAH PALIN "forced" BRISTOL to do "Dancing with the Stars" because she blames Bristol "for not winning the election." Supposedly, Sarah thought Bristol "owed" it to her to do it.


Holiday Bonuses and Company Parties Are Making a Comeback! But Company-Sponsored Drunkenness Isn't:

When the economy quit on us, it took a lot of people's Christmas bonuses and company holiday parties with it. But according to a new survey, after two years in the wilderness, they're coming back, baby!

--41% of employers plan to give out end-of-the-year bonuses or gifts this year. That's up from an all-time low of 33% last year . . . and stopped a three-year trend of bonuses going down.

--76% of employers say they're holding a party this month. That's up 9% from last year, which was a 10-year low.

--52% of employers say that their employees can bring their spouses or other guests to the holiday party this year, that's up from 47% last year.

--Now, for a downer. Companies are bringing back the parties . . . but not planning on getting you HAMMERED at them. 58% will serve alcohol at the party . . . that's down 3% from last year and 7% from 2008.

--One more downer. Because both Christmas and New Year's are on weekends this year, only 37% of employers are going to make it up to you by giving you OTHER days off this holiday season. (PR Newswire)

A Boss in Norway Makes His Female Staff Wear Red Bracelets During Their Time of the Month?

If this happened at a company in the U.S., there would be so many women calling GLORIA ALLRED to file lawsuits that her head might spontaneously combust. --According to a report by the Parat workers' union in Norway, at one company, a male boss made his female staff members wear red bracelets during their time of the month. --He told his employees he was doing it because that way, he'd understand when those women had to make more frequent trips to the bathroom --The company's name wasn't released. This story was part of the union's report on, quote, "tyrannical toilet rules" at Norwegian companies --They found that about two out of three companies make their workers ask for a key or electronic key card to take bathroom breaks, so that they can monitor bathroom time. --One out of three companies put their bathrooms under video surveillance . . . on the outside, hopefully. (Daily Mail)

The Pill Doesn't Lower a Woman's Sex Drive . . . Having Sex With the Same Guy Over and Over Does:

When women start taking the Pill, lots of them find themselves with a LOWER SEX DRIVE. The popular theory is that the Pill messes with the levels of testosterone in a woman's body . . . and that makes her much less randy and willing. --Researchers at Ohio State University just finished a study and they came to a different conclusion: Taking the Pill doesn't lower your sex drive . . . having sex with one person over and over just gets boring. --For their test, they had women who are on the Pill and women who aren't fill out surveys on sexual desire and satisfaction. They also tested their estrogen and testosterone levels. --Women who aren't on the Pill had much higher levels of testosterone than women who are . . . but there was NO statistically significant difference between their sexual desire levels. --They believe that the decrease in sex drive comes because, in a majority of cases, women on the Pill have one steady sexual partner . . . and without variety, their sex drives start fading. (Time)

A British Company Is Now Selling the World's Largest Women's Underwear . . . Made For 630-Pound Women With 105-Inch Waistlines!

--A company in Cornwall, England called the Big Bloomers Company just debuted the world's LARGEST women's underwear. It's made for women who weigh up to 630 pounds . . . are a size 74 . . . or have 105-INCH waistlines. --Earlier this year, the company started selling underwear for 500-pound women. But they kept getting calls that those were STILL too small. So they've debuted this new size.
--The size for 500-pound women was XXXXXXXXL, or eight-X-L. The new one for 630-pound women is FIFTEEN-X-L. --It doesn't appear that these are for sale yet on their website,, so we don't know the exact price. But their other underwear runs about $30 a pair. (Small World News Service)

A 12-Year-Old Who Makes YouTube Videos Where He Lights Things On Fire Has Been Arrested . . . For Starting a House Fire That Killed His Mother:

All the warning signs were there with this kid . . . but having that kind of hindsight doesn't make this any less tragic. --A 12-year-old boy in Fulton, Illinois was arrested for starting a fire in his family's apartment . . . a fire that spread and ended up killing his mother.
--The boy's name wasn't released because he's a juvenile. His mother was 41-year-old Charlene Sipe. --For the past several months, the boy had been posting YouTube videos using the screen name "Microwaverz" . . . where he'd record himself putting different items in the microwave and seeing what happened when he cooked them. --The videos showed him microwaving stuff like gum, light bulbs, tin foil, a lava lamp, a glue stick, and toothpaste. In most cases the items caught on fire. YouTube shut down his username and removed the videos on Tuesday. --Charlene knew about her son's microwave fire videos and even PROMOTED them on her Facebook account. She posted one where he microwaved steel wool and wrote, quote, "Don't worry, it's completely safe." --The fire department and police wouldn't confirm whether or not the fatal apartment fire was caused by the boy microwaving another item. The fire completely destroyed the apartment building. --The boy, his eight-year-old brother, and all of their neighbors escaped the fire . . . only his mom didn't make it out. The boy is charged as a juvenile with criminal damage to property and reckless conduct. (Quad City Times)

Now When People In New York Call 911, Two Ambulances Come . . . One To Save Them, the Second To Harvest Their Organs If the First One Fails:

Medical officials in New York say they've been grappling with the ethical and legal implications of this next story for months. Personally, I think they should've grappled a little longer. --Yesterday New York City started testing a new 911 program. If you call 911 to report someone dying, TWO ambulances will be dispatched to the scene.--The paramedics on the first ambulance will try to save the person, as usual. If they fail, that's when the second ambulance jumps in. That crew's job is to move in quickly on the corpse to SAVE and HARVEST THE ORGANS. --Usually, when a patient dies outside a hospital, their organs are unusable, because too much time has passed since their heart stopped beating. This new program will reduce that lag time. --All that being said . . . this plan still sounds both INSANE and FRIGHTENING . . . not to mention the demeaning thought of an ambulance of vultures swooping in on your body right there in your own house. --Medical officials in New York recognize that, but they say these programs have been successful in Europe . . . and could save a lot of lives. -They're also setting up safeguards: You have to be a registered organ donor for them to take your organs . . . the police will have to confirm you're not a crime victim before the organs are taken . . . and your family has to give consent.
(New York Times)

A Man Named Lando Calrissian . . . Yes, That's His Real Name . . . Has Been Caught By Police After Five Years on the Run:

If you decide to name your kid after a character from "Star Wars", you're basically guaranteeing they're not going to have a normal life. Let's call this Exhibit A. -In Saginaw, Michigan, there's a 24-year-old man whose given name is Lando Calrissian Young. --If you're not a "Star Wars" type, Lando Calrissian was played by BILLY DEE WILLIAMS in "The Empire Strikes Back" and "Return of the Jedi". --In "Star Wars", Lando Calrissian was a hero. This new, Michigan version of Lando Calrissian . . . not so much. --On January 3rd, 2006, Lando was arrested for SHOOTING a man in a gang fight. But he jumped bail, and has been on the run ever since. --Finally, almost FIVE years later, the police have tracked him down. (--That took FOREVER. Probably should've hired a bounty hunter. What's Boba Fett up to these days?) -Lando has been in Saginaw this entire time, hiding out at a relative's house. The police caught him when he was pulled over driving a family member's car. -Lando was arraigned on two counts of assault with intent to murder and one count of possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony. He's still in jail. (Saginaw News)

A Car Thief Was Found Innocent Because He Was Arrested One Minute Before He Turned 18:

This might be the first legal case ever where someone got out of prison by committing a crime exactly ONE MINUTE before they turned 18 --In Nantes, France, a man was on trial for stealing a car on the night of his 18th birthday. And his lawyer came up with THIS defense --She pointed out that the police report said he was arrested at exactly 10:49 P.M. --Then she produced a copy of his birth certificate, which showed he was born at 10:50 P.M. --In other words, when he stole the car he wasn't 18 . . . he was 17 years, 364 days, 23 hours, and 59 minutes old. And because of that, she said he should be tried as a JUVENILE, not an adult. --The court reluctantly agreed . . . so instead of going to a legit adult prison for car theft, he's now waiting for a trial in juvenile court. (AFP)

A Man in Virginia Found a Loophole To Avoid Jail Time For Passing a School Bus . . . Because the Law Books are Missing a Two-Letter Word:

Back in June, 45-year-old John G. Mendez of Woodbridge, Virginia, was arrested for reckless driving after he passed a school bus when its lights were flashing and its stop sign was extended. He was looking at possible jail time and fines. --At least he WAS . . . until his lawyer spotted something wrong in the law books.--The law about passing school busses reads, quote, "A person is guilty of reckless driving who fails to stop any school bus which is stopped . . . for the purpose of taking on or discharging children." --It's missing the word "at." It should say a person is guilty if they fail to stop AT any school bus. When the law was amended in 1970, for some reason, they got rid of the "at." So the law now says you have to stop any school bus which is stopped.--In other words . . . that missing two-letter word completely wipes out the power of the law. --And because of that missing "at," John was acquitted of reckless driving. Afterward, he said, quote, "This is the greatest moment ever." --Now that Virginia lawmakers are aware that their law is screwed up, they will quickly change it . . . except that they're on break until January. So until then, there's nothing legally keeping people from passing school busses. (Washington Post)

A Car Is Towed in Denver . . . And Half an Hour Later, the Tow Company Realizes There's a Nine-Month-Old Baby Inside:

This is why you never leave your baby alone inside your car. ESPECIALLY if you've parked it illegally --On Tuesday, in Denver, a tow company called Excalibur Recovery got a call about a car that was illegally parked and blocking the entrance to a parking garage. It had been there for half an hour, and the garage owner wanted it towed. --Excalibur came and towed the car to an impound lot, about a half hour away. And that's when they looked in the backseat of the car . . . and saw an INFANT strapped in a car seat, covered with blankets.
--The nine-month-old girl had been along for the entire ride. --The people at Excalibur IMMEDIATELY called the cops. They came, along with the paramedics. The baby was perfectly fine and healthy, and the cops took her back to her parents. --Apparently, the girl's mom HAD come outside shortly after the car was towed . . . and called 911 to say her car was towed with her daughter inside.--The police are looking into whether charges need to be filed against the parents for leaving the girl unattended in the car. (Denver Post)

A Man Who Attacked His Mother Says That a Pepsi Machine at Costco Made Him Do It:

On Tuesday, 33-year-old David Huffman of New Sewickley Township, Pennsylvania, physically attacked his 68-year-old mother. And when the cops arrived, he gave them his perfectly sound, logical explanation. --He told the police that the Pepsi machine at Costco told him to hurt her, so he did. --He also said he was mad at his mother, quote, "because she smokes drugs."
-His mother Ethel had a broken wrist and was taken to the hospital for treatment. David was arrested and charged with aggravated assault, simple assault, criminal mischief, and harassment. (Beaver County Times)

Word of the Day: Christmukkah:

Christmukkah (noun) /kriss muh kuh/ - the December holiday celebrated by families where one parent is Christian and celebrates Christmas, and the other is Jewish and celebrates Hanukkah. -Example: Hanukkah started last night and Christmas isn't until the 25th . . . so why don't we split the difference and celebrate Christmukkah on the 14th?


Large breasted women having trouble at airport security . . . because of all the wire in their bras:

Check out the world's best sandwiches, including a French Fry and ketchup sandwich in England, and a chow mein sandwich topped with hardboiled egg in Japan:

Here's a list of things your teenager won't tell you, including . . . they want personal space . . . they're dating even though you banned it . . . they don't want to talk to you about sex . . . they lie to stay out of trouble:

A guy got four years in prison for making prank calls to the NASA shuttle launch:

A German school is allowing students to chew gum to improve learning, because it's, quote, "good for their health" and "improves cognitive performance":

The DOT is looking into ways to block cell phone signals in moving cars:


#1.) Here's the Most Sexual Thing Anyone's Ever Done With a Turkey Caller:

A 'turkey caller' is one of those things hunters use to lure in turkeys. And last week, the blonde cougar-iffic host of a local news channel in San Diego accidentally did something pretty inappropriate with one of them. --Her name is Renee Kohn, and she assumed it was the type of turkey caller you BLOW in. But it was actually the kind that makes noise when you TUG on it. So Renee tried tugging AND blowing at the same time, then quickly realized what it looked like.
(--Search for "San Diego Living turkey call.")

#2.) Some Guy Fell Down the Bleachers at a Football Stadium While Dancing to Bachman-Turner Overdrive:

This video might have been set up, but last weekend the band Bachman-Turner Overdrive performed at halftime during the Canadian Football League's Grey Cup, which is like the Canadian Super Bowl. --And during rehearsal, some guy with a push broom danced around like crazy in the empty stands . . . then lost his balance and tumbled down the stairs. (--Search for "janitor falls down bleachers while rocking out." He falls at 1:18.)

Five Things the Sales People at Clothing Stores Won't Tell You:

Clothing sales skyrocket around the holidays, so "Reader's Digest" talked to salespeople from around the country to find out the things they know, but won't tell us. Here are the top five . . .

#1.) The Greeters at the Front of the Store Aren't Really Greeters. They're there to make eye contact with you when you walk in the store, because studies have shown it makes people less likely to shoplift.

#2.) When You Ask if Something Looks Good on You, the Salesperson Will Never Say "No". They'll just say "yes", then suggest you try something ELSE on.

#3.) Most of Them Don't Work on Commission, But They Might Still Have an Ulterior Motive. At a lot of clothing stores the salesmen get bonuses, and eventually promotions, if they consistently sell enough stuff.

--That's why they'll look at the pants you're buying, then suggest a sweater that matches.

#4.) The Fitting Rooms Are Disgusting. People stick gum under the seats, and some salesmen say they've even found DIRTY DIAPERS . . . meaning some people use changing ROOMS as changing STATIONS.

#5.) Their Biggest Pet Peeve Is Exactly What You Think It is: It's when people mess up the stacks of t-shirts that took so long to fold.

--Another one is when they bring a customer six different outfits in the dressing room, but then the person says "No" when the cashier asks if anyone helped.

(Reader's Digest)


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