Monday, December 6, 2010


Britney Spears and Her Boyfriend Went to Mexico Over the Weekend:

BRITNEY SPEARS and boyfriend Jason Trawick went to Mexico over the weekend, as expected, to celebrate Britney's 29th birthday. --Meanwhile, has posted audio of another supposed conversation between Britney and her ex-husband, Jason Alexander. In this one, "Britney" talks about drinking and smoking pot. (--Check it out . . .)
(--WARNING!!! There are several uncensored obscenities in this clip . . .)
(--I'm no audio expert, but this chick doesn't sound like Britney to me. At all. And Jason and the various tabloids may have to PROVE it is, because Britney's people have threatened to sue . . . and they sound pretty serious about it.)

Check Out the Damage Demi Lovato Allegedly Did to That Backup Dancer's Face:

When DEMI LOVATO left the South American leg of the JONAS BROTHERS tour and entered some kind of "treatment", there was a rumor going around that she'd punched one of the Jonas's backup dancers. --Her name is Alex Welch, and before joining the tour, she was on "America's Best Dance Crew". --What we'd heard was that Demi was spending her nights partying, and Demi thought Alex had ratted her out to the tour handlers . . . so she slugged her. --Well, TMZ got some pictures of Alex's facial injuries . . . which just amount to slight bruising around her left eye. (--Check 'em out here . . .) --According to TMZ, Demi clocked her on a private jet that was leaving Bogota, Columbia . . . and she hit her hard enough to knock her out of her seat. --Here's another new wrinkle . . . Alex has reportedly hired a lawyer, and she's, quote, "considering her legal options."

Josh Duhamel Got Kicked Off a Plane for Texting:

JOSH DUHAMEL got kicked off a plane Thursday after he refused to turn off his BlackBerry. --Duhamel was on a flight bound from New York City to Kentucky. While it was still on the runway, Duhamel was asked three times by a flight attendant to shut off the BlackBerry. --Witnesses say Josh was very rude, and even taunted the attendant. So the plane left the runway and headed back to the gate, where two U.S. Airways reps boarded and removed him from the flight. --Josh's rep later said that he was just texting someone about his flight being delayed, and added, quote, "He's sorry." --One website printed what was SUPPOSEDLY one of the texts Josh sent. --Here it is . . . quote, "Bitch stewardess wants me to turn my phone off. TRANSFORMERS, honey." (???)

E! Online Has Released Lists of the Top Celebrity Couples and the Top Hot Newcomers of 2010:

E! Online has released two more year-end lists . . . the Top 10 Couples and the Top 10 Hot Newcomers of 2010. Here they are . . .

Top Couples:

1.) Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart

2.) Randy and Evi Quaid (!!!)

3.) Katy Perry and Russell Brand

4.) Anna Paquin and Stephen Moyer

5.) Kourtney Kardashian and Scott Disick

6.) Eddie Cibrian and LeAnn Rimes

7.) T.I. and Tameka "Tiny" Cottle

8.) Chelsea Handler and 50 Cent

9.) Jessica Simpson and Eric Johnson

10.) Orlando Bloom and Miranda Kerr
E! Online Has Released Lists of the Top Celebrity Couples and the Top Hot Newcomers of 2010:

Top Hot Newcomers:

1.) Rooney Mara (--She was in "The Social Network", and she'll play Lisbeth Salander in the U.S. version of "The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo".)

2.) Willow Smith

3.) Andrew Garfield (--He was in "The Social Network", and he's got the lead role in the upcoming "Spider-Man" reboot.)

4.) Chloe Moretz (--"Kick-Ass", "Let Me In".)

5.) Nicki Minaj

6.) Mia Wasikowska (--Alice in Tim Burton's "Alice in Wonderland".)

7.) Betty White (???)

8.) Chord Overstreet (--Sam Evans on "Glee".)

9.) Liam Hemsworth (--Miley Cyrus? He hit that.)

10.) Emma Stone

"Tangled" Snuck Past "Harry Potter" to Become the New #1 Movie in America:

"Black Swan" earned $1.4 million over the weekend, which was quite a strong opening when you consider it was only playing in 18 theaters. By comparison, Jim Carrey's "I Love You Phillip Morris" made $113,000 in a third as many theaters. -Thanks to an otherwise light week, "Tangled" managed to slip past "Harry Potter" to claim the top spot. "Tangled" had $21.5 million vs. the $16.7 million made by "Deathly Hallows".

1.) Disney's "Tangled", $21.5 million. Up to $96.5 million in its 2nd week.

2.) "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1", $16.7 million. Up to $244 million in its 3rd week.

3.) "Burlesque", $6.1 million. Up to $27 million in its 2nd week.

Check Out the Trailer for "The Beaver":

It looks like they really are getting ready to release that MEL GIBSON movie, "The Beaver" . . . because they put the trailer online over the weekend. (--I have to say, this movie actually looks pretty good. Check it out . . .) (--Jodie Foster not only co-stars in the movie . . . she directed it, too. We heard last week that it's coming out sometime next spring.)

Aaron Eckhart Says He's Not In "The Dark Knight Rises":

"Batman" fans have been holding out hope that AARON ECKHART'S Two-Face character didn't die at the end of "The Dark Knight", and that he'll reappear in the next flick, "The Dark Knight Rises". --Not gonna happen. Aaron says, quote, "[Director Chris Nolan] and I had a meeting, on the beach, just the two of us. I said, 'Chris, a lot of people are asking me if I'm in the next 'Batman'. And Chris said, 'Yes?' I said, 'Am I?' --"He looked at me and he said, 'No.' . . . I was heartbroken. But Chris has his reasons and my life must go on."

MONDAY TV REMINDERS: (--Check your local listings.)

--"Monday Night Football" . . . 8:30 to 11:30 P.M. Eastern on ESPN. (--The New England Patriots host the New York Jets at Gillette Stadium in Massachusetts.)

--"Martha's Holiday Open House" . . . 8:00 to 9:00 P.M. on the Hallmark Channel. (--Claire Danes and Jennifer Garner join Martha for some holiday crafting.)

--"Skating with the Stars" . . . 8:00 to 9:30 P.M. on ABC. (--Vince Neil, Bethenny Frankel, Rebecca Budig, Johnny Moseley and Brandon Smith compete. Plus Olympic pairs skaters Tanith Belbin and Ben Agosto will also perform.)

--"The Sing-Off" [2nd Season Premiere] . . . 8:00 to 10:00 P.M. on NBC. (--Nick Lachey hosts and returning judges are Pussycat Doll minx Nicole Scherzinger, Ben Folds, and Boyz 2 Men's Shawn Stockman.)

--"American Country Awards" . . . 8:00 to 10:00 P.M. on Fox. (--Hosted by Trace Adkins and featuring performances by Rascal Flatts, Blake Shelton, Toby Keith, Josh Turner, Uncle Kracker, Steel Magnolia and Reba McEntire.)

--"Little People, Big World" [SERIES Finale] . . . 8:30 to 9:00 P.M. on TLC.

--"American Chopper: Senior vs. Junior" . . . 9:00 to 10:00 P.M. on Discovery Channel. (--Paul Sr. asks for Mikey's advice on whether he should attend Paul Jr.'s wedding . . . and Junior is buried in fan mail from the debut his first bike at Sturgis.)

--"The Closer" [6th Season Premiere] . . . 9:00 to 10:00 P.M. on TNT.

--"Sundays at Tiffany's" . . . 9:00 to 11:00 P.M. on Lifetime. (--Alyssa Milano plays a woman whose wedding plans are interrupted by the reappearance of her childhood imaginary friend, who she starts to have romantic feelings for.) (--It sounds sort of like the Phoebe Cates movie "Drop Dead Fred", except Fred was a buffoon and the imaginary friend in this one is ALL MAN baby.)

--"Next Great Baker" [SERIES Premiere] . . . 9:00 to 10:00 P.M. on TLC. (--Buddy Valastro hosts as 10 pastry chefs are put through a variety of bake-off challenges.)

--"Tabatha's Salon Takeover" [3rd Season Premiere] . . . 10:00 to 11:00 P.M. on Bravo.

--"The A-List: New York" . . . 10:00 to 11:00 P.M. on Logo. (--Talk show host Wendy Williams interviews the cast on the completion of their first season.)

--"True Life" [Season Premiere] . . . 10:00 to 11:00 P.M. on MTV. (--Three young women share their stories about chronic medical conditions that have made sexual intercourse unbearable.)

--"Men of a Certain Age" [2nd Season Premiere] . . . 10:00 to 11:00 P.M. on TNT.

--"The Vice Guide To Everything" [SERIES Premiere] . . . 11:00 P.M. to Midnight on MTV. (--This is the TV version of "Vice" magazine, which has included such fine articles as "The Vice Guide to Shagging Muslims" and "Bukkake on my Face".)

Justin Bieber's Mom Canceled His Phone Plan:

JUSTIN BIEBER may be one of the biggest teen sensations on the planet right now, but that doesn't mean he's above being punished by his mom like a normal teenager. --In an interview on British radio, Justin was asked what it was like to have his mom out on the road with him . . . and if he ever felt like he needed a "break" from her. --He said, quote, "Mom travels with me. We argue, yes, I think every parent and son argue . . . but I love my mom. I think it's good she travels with me, but sometimes I need a break because I'm with her 24/7, but I love her, I like being with her." --Justin added, quote, "The other day she canceled my phone plan. We got into an argument about something stupid, and she was like, 'Give me the phone', and I was like, 'No' . . . so she just went and canceled it. --"If Usher wants to get in touch with me? Then it's tough." --Elsewhere in the interview, Justin had this to say about England: Quote, "I couldn't live here because the weather's depressing. Very depressing. But I like the girls!" (--A few British entertainment sites took that quote and ran with it . . . proclaiming "Justin Bieber loves British girls!" Yeah, OK. But what are the chances Justin would've said that he DISLIKES British girls???)

A Justin Bieber Performance on a German TV Show Was Canceled After Someone Was Hurt in a Stunt That Went Wrong:

JUSTIN BIEBER was supposed to perform live on a German game show called "Wetten Dass", which roughly translates to "I Bet That . . .", on Saturday. But it was canceled after someone was injured earlier in the broadcast. --A 23-year-old named Samuel Koch was doing a stunt, where he was attempting to jump over a moving car while wearing some sort of "suspension" shoes. He made it over, but he landed badly. --He ended up hospitalized with, quote, "multiple back injuries and fractures." --Justin talked about it on Twitter . . . quote, "Just want to let my people in Germany know I won't be on 'Wetten Dass' tonight as an accident has taken place and we all don't think it is right to continue. --"Please pray for Samuel Koch & his family as we wait and hope for his health and safety. I'm sorry we couldn't perform tonight but some things are more important than putting on a show. We will be back." --PHIL COLLINS and ROBBIE WILLIAMS were also going to be on the episode. (--Koch's condition is "extremely critical," but not life-threatening. Not surprisingly, video of the failed stunt has been posted on YouTube. It isn't all that graphic, but that doesn't mean it's easy to watch. Here's the link.)

A Bully Edits Justin Bieber's Wikipedia Page . . . Calling Him Gay and a "Squirrel in a Blender": (???)

You can't believe everything that people post on Wikipedia . . . and that was especially true last week, when someone hacked into JUSTIN BIEBER'S page, and wrote, quote, "Justin Bieber is squirrel in a blender. He is gay." --The comment has since been deleted, and Justin's page has been restored.

Jesse Jackson Visited Aretha Franklin, Who's Still Recovering from a Mystery Ailment:

There's still no word on the MYSTERY ailment that caused ARETHA FRANKLIN to undergo a mystery surgery last week . . . but REVERED JESSE JACKSON visited her over the weekend. --He told the "Detroit News", quote, "[She's] recovering. She's doing very well. She's very prayerful. She's a woman full of deep religious faith." (--Jesse would be good at giving clues on that "Pyramid" game show.)

50 Cent Claims His New Collaboration with Michael Jackson is the "2010 version of 'Thriller'":

50 CENT appears on a track called "Monster" on the new MICHAEL JACKSON album, "Michael" . . . and according to 50, it's an instant classic. --He says, quote, "When I sat down and listened to the actual song, I was excited. I said, 'This is the 2010 version of "Thriller".'" -Unfortunately for 50, he didn't get to work personally with Michael on the song. --He explains, quote, "I didn't have the opportunity to physically be in Michael Jackson's presence. --"But my DJ, Whoo Kid, he had the opportunity to actually meet Mike, because he was interested in working with me and he said that he had something he wanted me to actually hear, a song he created. --"He thought it would be perfect for us to collaborate on and then he put me on the telephone." --Also disappointing to 50 Cent is the fact that Michael never got to hear his contribution to the song . . . because he didn't record it until after Michael's death. --Even though 50 was blown away by Michael's original track, he did re-work the song a little . . . to make it more "special." --He says, quote, "I missed an opportunity to [record with] a legend. So I wanted more, and I made adjustments to my cadence so I don't sound like I sound on music that people have previously heard from me, because I'm adjusting to the production."

CHARLIE SHEEN'S estranged wife BROOKE MUELLER has checked into a sober living facility. Her mother describes it as, quote, "A facility for very wealthy people trying to fight addictions." (???),,20447280,00.html

DANE COOK'S half-brother Darryl and his wife have been ordered to pay him $12 million. The two were convicted of embezzling millions from Dane while Darryl worked as his business manager.,,20447306,00.html

CAITLIN SANCHEZ . . . the latest voice of Dora on "Dora the Explorer" . . . has dropped her lawsuit against Nickelodeon. The terms of the settlement have not been released. Caitlin will return to the show, for now.

BRISTOL PALIN has denied MARGARET CHO'S claim that SARAH PALIN "forced" her to do "Dancing with the Stars". She also said that if Margaret understood conservative politics better, she would, quote, "embrace us faster than KD Lang at an Indigo Girls concert." (???)

JAMIE FOXX'S next album, "Best Night of My Life", will hit stores on December 21st. His guests will include: Justin Timberlake, Rick Ross, T.I. and Drake, who's on the single "Fall for Your Type".


A New Study Ranks the 200 Largest Cities In the U.S. From Smartest To Dumbest:

It's time for every American's favorite pastime . . . judging other people for being DUMBER than they are! ranked the 200 biggest metropolitan areas in the U.S. from smartest to dumbest. It's based on the number of people with high school, college, and post-graduate degrees, and what the people with those degrees are earning. --Most of the smartest cities are homes to major universities. Boulder, Colorado, finished first . . . that's the home of the University of Colorado. And Ann Arbor, Michigan . . . the home of the University of Michigan . . . came in second. --The rest of the top 10 are Washington, D.C. . . . Durham, North Carolina . . . Fort Collins, Colorado . . . Stamford, Connecticut . . . San Jose, California . . . Boston, Massachusetts . . . Madison, Wisconsin . . . and San Francisco. --And now to the other end of the scale. Merced, California was named the dumbest . . . or to put it more gently, LEAST SMART . . . city in the country. McAllen-Edinburg, Texas came in second. --The rest of the bottom 10 are: Brownsville, Texas . . . Visalia, California . . . Bakersfield, California . . . Yakima, Washington . . . Laredo, Texas . . . Hickory, North Carolina . . . Fort Smith, Arkansas . . . and Modesto, California. (Portfolio) (--Here's the ranking for all 200 major metropolitan areas . . .)

The Most Popular Baby Names for 2010 are Aiden and Sophia:

The website just released their list of the most popular baby names for 2010. For girls, there's a new number one. And for boys, the most popular name has now been the same for SIX years in a row. --For girls, the top name this year was SOPHIA. It beat out last year's number one name, Isabella, which came in second. --For boys, the top name this year . . . and every year since 2005 . . . is AIDEN. --The top 10 names for girls are: Sophia, Isabella, Olivia, Emma, Chloe, Ava, Lily, Madison, Addison, and Abigail. The top 10 for boys are: Aiden, Jacob, Jackson, Ethan, Jayden, Noah, Logan, Caden, Lucas, and Liam. --The girls' names Ashley, Katie, Rachel, and Jenna all dropped out of the top 100. They were replaced by Annabelle, Stella, Nora, and Nevaeh. --The boys' names Brendan, Eric, Kyle, and Peyton dropped out of the top 100 and were replaced by Jeremiah, Hudson, Ryder, and Sam. --BabyCenter also predicts which names are going to gain popularity in the next year. --For girls, they see names including Layla, Lila, Evelyn, Charlotte, Lucy, Ellie, Aaliyah, Bella, Claire, and Aubrey getting bigger in 2011. For boys, it's Eli, Colton, Grayson, Wyatt, Henry, Mason, Landon, Charlie, Max, and Chase. (BabyCenter)
(--You can see the full top 100 lists for both genders here . . .)

One Out Of Five U.S. Divorces Now Involve Facebook?

Facebook is trying to RUIN YOUR MARRIAGE. --According to a new survey by the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Facebook is now involved in a JAW-DROPPING number of divorces. --They say one out of every FIVE divorces involves something that one or both of the spouses was doing on Facebook. --Usually it's a husband or wife finding signs of cheating on Facebook . . . like flirtatious messages or incriminating photographs. --Sometimes, though, Facebook-inspired divorces are happening because the site helps people reconnect with their old boyfriends, girlfriends, and "ones who got away." --Once they get back in touch, the feelings come back . . . and in some cases, both people try to get out of their marriages to be with each other. --A full 80% of divorce lawyers surveyed said they've had at least one case where social media has been used as proof of cheating. 66% of those are Facebook, 15% are MySpace, 5% are Twitter, and 14% are other social media sites. (Daily Mail)

Word of the Day: Eau D'ouche:

eau d'ouche (noun) /oh deh ooshe/ - the overpowering scent of a cheap cologne or Axe body spray emanating from a guy at a nightclub who is too tan, too gelled, and wearing a t-shirt two sizes too small. --Example: Wow, I have to move . . . that guy in the Affliction shirt over there is killing me with his eau d'ouche.

A Man Is Rushed To the Hospital When His New Droid Smartphone Explodes In His Ear:

If our cell phones one day become self-aware and start attacking us, we're DONE FOR as a society. But for now, let's just call this story a freak accident and NOT the first shot in the ultimate showdown between humans and phones. --30-year-old Aron Embry of Cedar Hill, Texas was making a call on his new Motorola Droid 2 smartphone, when suddenly he heard a loud POP . . . and felt blood running down the side of his head. --His phone had EXPLODED in his ear, and he was MESSED UP. --He says, quote, "I didn't feel any pain initially, [but] I felt something dripping. I realized it was probably blood . . . I kinda looked at my phone and noticed the screen had appeared to burst outward. --Luckily for him, there wasn't any hearing damage . . . he ended up needing four stitches, though. --Motorola said they've never heard of any of their phones exploding like that before . . . and one cell phone expert told a local news reporter that this doesn't sound like a manufacturing defect, but something that the user caused. --Regardless, Aron and his family are looking for an attorney so they can sue. (ABC 28 - Tampa) (--Here's a news video where you can see Aron's injury and the exploded phone . . .)

Follow-Up: Poll Results Are In For the Couple That Let People Vote On Whether Or Not They Should Terminate Their Pregnancy:

Back on November 19th, we told you about a 30-year-old couple in Apple Valley, Minnesota named Pete and Alisha Arnold. --They've been married for 10 years, recently got pregnant, decided they weren't sure if they were ready to be parents . . . and put a poll online letting strangers vote whether or not they should get an ABORTION. --Well, the polls have closed and they received more than 1.5 million votes. And the verdict? 78% of people said they should . . . end the pregnancy. -BUT WAIT. According to Pete, most of the votes were, quote, "fraudulent." And once those were removed, 73% of people were in favor of keeping the baby. So they're keeping it. --Now, it's not entirely clear how votes could be fraudulent in something like this. The website attracted a lot of attention and different online groups banded together to cast a lot of votes one way or the other . . . but does that count as fraud? --When we first told you about this story, we said we smelled a scam here . . . that the couple might be trying to get a lot of attention for an elaborate pro-life message . . . and getting rid of "fraudulent votes" to change the result certainly backs that up. --The blog Gawker says, quote, "[This] was a success if, as we suspect, the Arnolds' main goal was to get on TV." Several shows covered their poll, including "The O'Reilly Factor". (Gawker)

A Mom Left Her Daughter On the Side Of the Highway . . . Because the Girl Didn't Like What Was On the Radio:

Here's more proof that BAD RADIO RUINS LIVES. Which, by the way, is why you should never, ever turn off this station. --Back in June, 33-year-old Rachel Legonou of Omaha, Nebraska, was driving on a highway with her six-year-old daughter . . . and the girl wouldn't stop complaining about the music on the radio station. --Eventually, Rachel hit a breaking point . . . and LEFT HER DAUGHTER on the side of the highway. Rachel said she was just trying to, quote, "teach her a lesson." --The police thought it was less of a lesson and more BLATANT CHILD ABUSE. --Last week, Rachel was in court, and made a plea deal. Prosecutors dropped the child abuse charge and Rachel agreed to take court-ordered parenting classes. (ABC 3 - Omaha) (--There's no word on what kind of music Rachel and her daughter were arguing about. But again, let me reiterate: This will NEVER happen if you leave it on this station. We play music everyone loves, from age six to 106.)


A Man Is Arrested After He Accidentally Texts a County Prosecutor About Plans For a Drug Deal:

From time to time we see stories like this . . . but it's just such an incredible combo of bad luck and UNBELIEVABLE IDIOCY that they never get old. --26-year-old Shawn Means of Martinsville, Indiana was arrested last week after he sent some text messages about a drug deal to . . . a deputy county prosecutor. Shawn was apparently trying to reach a friend who was buying painkillers from him. But the texts went to the prosecutor instead, and she turned them over to the police. --Shawn was arrested and charged with dealing and possession of a controlled substance. (FOX 59 - Indianapolis)

In England, A Woman Calls 911 To Report Her Snowman Missing:

Americans have a reputation for making stupid and ridiculous 911 calls . . . but we definitely aren't the ONLY ones. Take this call from Kent, England, for example. --According to the police, they received a 999 call . . . which is their equivalent of our 911 . . . from a woman who wanted to report her SNOWMAN missing. --Quote, "I hadn't been out to check on him for five hours, but when I went outside, he was gone. It ain't a nice road but you don't expect anybody to [steal] your snowman." --The police did NOT come out to investigate the Case Of the Missing Snowman . . . but were nice enough not to suggest it had MELTED, and were especially kind enough not to arrest the woman for false reporting. (Yahoo News)

One Man Is Arrested and Another's Hospitalized Because of a Fight Over . . . Conway Twitty's Sexuality?

Oh MAN there are a lot of stereotypes flying around in this story. --Last Thursday, Joe Capes and Ronald Richards were hanging out at their trailer park in Safety Harbor, Florida . . . and they started discussing country music. Specifically, CONWAY TWITTY. --If you don't know Twitty, he's a country music icon who had 55 number one country singles, including his most famous one, "Hello Darlin'". Twitty died in 1993 --Well . . . Twitty was a little effeminate around the edges. You might say he was a little bit fancy. He was married to a woman, but like every celebrity, there were occasional whispers about him secretly being gay. --And as Joe and Ronald discussed him, his sexual orientation came up. It's not clear who took which side . . . but one of them believed he was gay, and the other believed he was straight. --The fight escalated into an all-out brawl at the trailer park. It ended when Joe punched Ronald in the face, which broke his glasses and caused his eye to start bleeding. --Ronald was taken to the hospital . . . Joe was arrested and charged with simple battery. (South Florida Sun-Sentinel)


Here's an oldie but a goodie: A study finds that good-looking couples have more baby girls:

Not-So-Stupid News: The percentage of households with life insurance coverage is at an all time low. Only 44% have an individual policy, and 30% have none at all:

Shocker! Scientists claim that quitting smoking improves your mood:

A prisoner in Peru killed his girlfriend while she was visiting him in the joint, and hid her body . . . by burying it in his cell for three months?

The Maryland Highway Department used the wrong chemical to treat icy roads, and actually made roads more slippery . . . causing eight accidents:

Should parents give gifts to their adult children? Here are some pros and cons:


#1.) Check out the Greatest Line-Up of Random Lip Synching 'Celebrities' EVER . . . In a Promo for a Norwegian TV Show?

There's a TV show in Norway called "Golden Times" about four guys who track down their childhood heroes. We're only telling you about it because this season's promo features a veritable AVALANCHE of random Z-list celebrities. You have to see it. --It's a six minute long lip-synched version of the BEATLES song "Let It Be" . . . and it features the amazing talents of Roger Moore, Huey Lewis, Alfonso Ribiero, Dolph Lundgren, Philip Michael Thomas, Judd Nelson, Malcolm Jamal Warner . . . --Kelly McGillis, Rick Schroder, Ricki Lake, Tonya Harding, Steve Guttenberg . . . and more. (--See? We told you . . .)
(--Search for "Gylne Tider Let It Be promo.")

#2.) The Mascot for the University of Cincinnati Got Arrested For Throwing Snowballs at Fans:

The mascot for the University of Cincinnati . . . the 'Bearcat . . . was arrested for throwing snowballs at fans during Saturday's game. Supposedly he was told to stop . . . but he didn't. Then he pushed a security guard and got arrested for disorderly conduct. --There's a video on YouTube of the snowballs being thrown, but not the actual arrest. (--Search for "Cincinnati Bearcat snowballs video.")

#3.) A Cross Country Runner Collapsed Just Before the End of the Race . . . Then Managed to Drag Herself Across the Finish Line:

A 16-year-old cross country runner from San Francisco named Holland Reynolds collapsed just before crossing the finish line at a race last week. Then she crawled the last 15 feet to help her team win the state championship. --After the race, Holland was treated for dehydration and hypothermia, and the footage has become a huge hit on YouTube. (--Search for "Holland Reynolds collapse." She collapses at :36.)

#4.) A Guy Nicknamed "The Horse" Let Himself Get Kicked In the Crotch 63 Times In a Row:

Apparently there isn't an official world record for this, but a guy who goes by the nickname "THE HORSE" set an unofficial record for the most consecutive kicks to the crotch. After the 63rd kick, he finally quit.
(--Search for "The Horse consecutive nutshots video.")
(--WARNING: This video includes the F-word.)

#5.) "SNL" Did a "Weekend At Bernie's" Parody . . . and Robert De Niro Played Bernie:

ROBERT DE NIRO hosted "Saturday Night Live" this week, and they did an "SNL Digital Short" that parodied the movie "Weekend At Bernie's". De Niro played Bernie, and just like in the movie, they dressed him up and pretended he was alive. (--Without giving the ending away . . . the joke was that as soon as everyone saw him sitting on the couch, they immediately realized he was dead. Then the two guys went on trial for murder.)
(--Search for "SNL Digital Short Party at Mr. Bernard's.")
(--WARNING: This video includes bleeped profanity.)
Five Christmas Presents That Will Save the Other Person Money:

Giving someone money for Christmas is weird, unless they're your kid. So it's better to do it indirectly. If someone you know is struggling financially this year, here are five Christmas presents that will save them money . . .

#1.) A Filtered Water Bottle. It purifies regular tap water while you drink from it, and they go for about $15 at Target. If the person you give it to normally buys one bottle of water a day, your present could save them hundreds of dollars a year.

#2.) The Belkin Energy-Saving Power Strip. TVs and computers suck up power even when they're turned off. And unlike normal power strips, the Belkin Energy Saver prevents it from happening. --It costs about $40, which is a lot for a power-strip. But it can reduce your electric bill by about that much every year. On the downside . . . you're giving someone a POWER STRIP for Christmas.

#3.) An Electronic Thermostat. They cost $30 at Home Depot, and they're programmable, which means the person can set it to automatically adjust the temperature when no one's home. --And according to the Alliance to Save Energy, replacing an old thermostat with a PROGRAMMABLE one can shave 10% off an average person's heating or air-conditioning bill.

#4.) A Half-Decent Coffee Maker. If the person you're buying a gift for goes to Starbucks every morning, a nice coffee-maker can save them in the high hundreds over the course of a year. --Plus, the regular coffee they make at home will have a fraction of the calories that lattes and mochas have. You can get a cheap coffee maker at Wal-Mart for around $15, or a nice one for about $100.

#5.) The Roku. It's a little box that plugs into your TV and lets you watch thousands of HD movies online for free. They start at about $70 and go up in price. But if the person loves watching movies, it'll help them save on rentals. --Just make sure it's not a waste of money, because if the person has a Playstation 3, an Xbox 360, or a Wii, they can already access the same movies. And the BIG catch is, they need to have a Netflix account to watch most of the free stuff. --If you want to be extra nice this year and sign them up for Netflix TOO, subscriptions start at $8 a month, which is about $100 for a full year. (Reader's Digest / Quick & Simple)


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