Wednesday, December 15, 2010


Ryan Reynolds and Scarlett Johansson Are Getting Divorced:

"People" magazine's Sexiest Man Alive and "GQ's" Babe of the Year just couldn't make it work. RYAN REYNOLDS and SCARLETT JOHANSSON are getting divorced after two years of marriage. --They issued a statement saying, quote, "After long and careful consideration on both our parts, we've decided to end our marriage. --"We entered our relationship with love and it's with love and kindness we leave it. While privacy isn't expected, it's certainly appreciated." --A so-called "source" says that they secretly split up about six months ago. --Although it was just this past April that Scarlett told "In Style" magazine how much she enjoyed domestic life with Ryan . . . quote, "There's a nice comfort in that. That part of your life is certain, in a way. You've got your home in that other person." --And not long after that, Ryan told "People" that the best thing about being married is that, quote, "You get to hang out with your best buddy every day."

The Top Nude Scenes of 2010:

Mr. Skin from has released his annual list of the Top Nude Scenes of 2010. Here they are . . .

#1.) Kelly Brook and Riley Steele, "Piranha 3D"

#2.) Jessica Pare, "Hot Tub Time Machine"

#3.) Paz de la Huerta, "Boardwalk Empire"

#4.) Anne Hathaway, "Love and Other Drugs"

#5.) Amanda Seyfried and Julianne Moore, "Chloe"

#6.) Rebecca Creskoff, "Hung"

#7.) Mary-Louise Parker, "Weeds"

#8.) Kirsten Dunst, "All Good Things"

#9.) Violante Placido, "The American"

#10.) Jessica Alba, "The Killer Inside Me"

(--For the record, Mr. Skin's favorite nude scene of all time remains the PHOEBE CATES breast-baring from the 1982 classic, "Fast Times at Ridgemont High". And his all-time favorite movie is "Showgirls".)

(--He also honors HELEN MIRREN for going nude in SIX DIFFERENT DECADES . . . which is probably unprecedented. For a non-porno star, anyway.) (--Helen's first nude scene was in "Age of Consent" in 1969. And this year, she lost her threads in "The Love Ranch". . .)

Jennifer Connelly is Pregnant:

JENNIFER CONNELLY is pregnant with her third child. There's no word when she's due. This will be her SECOND kid with husband PAUL BETTANY. They also have a 7-year-old son named Stellan. --And Jennifer has a 13-year-old son named Kai from a previous relationship. (--Jennifer is 40 . . . Paul is 39.)

David Hasselhoff Has Two Girlfriends:

Make all the DAVID HASSELHOFF jokes you want. But this guy has more money than you ever will. He's known . . . and believe it or not RESPECTED . . . all over the world. Oh, and he's nailing TWO CHICKS. --He says, quote, "I have a girlfriend in Paris and a girlfriend in San Francisco, and they're really close to me. But I'm not ready emotionally to give yet. --"I tell them, 'I need to take time for me, I need to grow and find out who I am totally, before I can take care of you.'" (--By the way . . . Hoff is moving to the U.K. to be a judge on "Britain's Got Talent". As you probably know, he judged the first four seasons of "America's Got Talent".)
Hulk Hogan Got Married Yesterday . . . And There Was a Fight at the Wedding:

HULK HOGAN and his girlfriend, Jennifer McDaniel, got married last night in a sunset ceremony on the beach in Clearwater, Florida. And perhaps fittingly, there was a SCUFFLE during the ceremony. --Hulk wasn't involved, though. TMZ says one of his employees went at it with a paparazzi scumbag who got too close. --Police were called but nobody wanted to press charges, so the cops didn't arrest or ticket anyone. The wedding continued as scheduled. (--Hulk is 57 years old. Jennifer is 35.)

Cher and Her "Older" Boyfriend Have Broken Up:

64-year-old CHER recently revealed that she's been dating her first man over the age of 30. His name is Ron Zimmerman and he's 52 years old. --Well . . . it's already over. Zimmerman says work commitments got in the way of the relationship, but they're still close . . . quote, "We talk every day wherever we are. We still hang out when we can and have a blast together."

Thora Birch Got Fired from a Play . . . Because of her Creepy, Former Porno-Actor Dad:

Remember THORA BIRCH? She played KEVIN SPACEY'S daughter in "American Beauty" . . . and she was in an indie cult flick called "Ghostworld" in 2001 . . . which also starred a then-unknown SCARLETT JOHANSSON. --Anyway . . . Thora was rehearsing to play the female lead, Lucy Steward, in an off-Broadway production of "Dracula". But she got FIRED because of her dad. -First, a little backstory on Thora's dad: He's a former PORNO STAR. And so is Thora's MOM, for that matter. --Thora's parents, JACK BIRCH and CAROL CONNORS, actually met as co-stars on "Deep Throat". (!!!) They've been Thora's business managers since she started acting as a child. --I don't know if you recall this, but back in 2007, Jack caused trouble on the set of Thora's film, "The Winter of Frozen Dreams" . . . because he demanded to watch while she filmed her SEX SCENE. --A so-called "source" said, quote, "It was so wrong. The director is saying, 'Harder! Faster!' and the father is giving [her on-screen sex partner] the thumbs up. --"It was the most bizarre, perverse scene. One girl on the crew broke down crying." --Anyway . . . back to the present: Paul Alexander . . . the director of "Dracula" . . . cut Thora loose because her dad was causing trouble during rehearsals. --In one incident, Jack threw everybody off by peeking through the window of a set piece while his daughter was rehearsing. --Then, he allegedly THREATENED one of Thora's fellow actors, because he was rubbing her back while they were rehearsing a different scene. --Even though the other actor was just following Alexander's direction, Jack told the guy, quote, "Listen, man, I'm trying to make this easier on you . . . don't touch her." That's when the decision was made to fire Thora. --But Jack claims he did NOT threaten the guy. He says, quote, "I was trying to convey Thora's discomfort. In no way was I making a threat." --Thora and Jack may file a grievance with the Actor's Equity Union.

Charlie Sheen Won't Face Criminal Charges for his Hotel Tantrum:

CHARLIE SHEEN won't face any criminal charges for his hotel freak-out back in October. A spokesman for the NYPD says, quote, "There have been no arrests. That case is closed." --Police weren't even going to investigate until mattress actress CAPRI ANDERSON filed a criminal complaint, accusing Charlie of assault and harassment. --A so-called "source" inside the NYPD told TMZ that Capri told cops the night of the incident that she was never in any physical danger. That, plus the fact that she waited a month to file her complaint, are two reasons why no charges will be filed.

Justin Bieber Is Off the Hook for Allegedly Hitting That Kid During Lazer Tag:

JUSTIN BIEBER won't be getting into any trouble for allegedly hitting that 12-year-old kid during a game of lazer tag back in October. --A spokesman for the MOUNTIES . . . (--It happened in Canada, remember.) . . . says, quote, "This investigation into the incident is now complete and no charges will be forwarded."

Dina Lohan is Pathetically Trying to Get On "Dancing with the Stars":

DINA LOHAN has confirmed that LINDSAY turned down "Dancing with the Stars". But at the same time, it sounds like Dina is launching a pathetic attempt to get the show's casting directors to consider HER. --She said, quote, "We are huge fans of the show and think it's incredible. We'll watch it, but it is not going to happen. --"Lindsay actually told the woman at 'Dancing with The Stars' who made the offer that 'you need to take my mom!'" --She didn't stop there. She added, quote, "Our family loves the show because I'm a dancer, and I taught dance when Lindsay was growing up. --"I dragged her from one dance studio to another, and she sat in front of the mirrors and watched, while I taught." (--Gosh, does it sound like Dina is dropping a hint or two?)

The Girl Who Shot Video of Miley Cyrus Smoking Salvia Was a Good Friend of Hers . . . and of Demi Lovato's:

The girl who shot video of MILEY CYRUS smoking that drug salvia is a good friend of Miley's. Or at least she was. --Her name is ANNA OLIVER, and a source says, quote, "Miley is really pissed because they were close." They had even talked about moving in together . . . but that's not going to happen now. --Anna was also close with DEMI LOVATO. Anna and Demi were seen at Disneyland together in February . . . and going to church with JOE JONAS in March. --Meanwhile, Anna has deleted her Twitter account because she's been receiving THREATS from Miley fans ever since that video leaked.

Miley Cyrus' Liam Look-Alike Was a Guy from "Friday Night Lights":

Remember how MILEY CYRUS was mistaking some dude at her party for LIAM HEMSWORTH after she got high? Well, that guy was actually an actor by the name of GREY DAMON. --He plays a new character named Hastings Ruckle on the latest season of "Friday Night Lights". --Not surprisingly, Grey doesn't really want to be involved in any of this. His rep says, quote, "It was him and he has no comment. He was in the room for less than a minute."

Miley Cyrus Went Clubbing with Kelly Osbourne Over the Weekend:

MILEY CYRUS is in New Orleans shooting a movie called "So Undercover" with KELLY OSBOURNE. And over the weekend, they hit a club called Republic with a few other girls. --But it doesn't sound like Miley was being bad. A source says, quote, "It was a good, old-fashioned girl's night. They were just dancing and hanging out. Miley was drinking Red Bulls." --The source added, quote, "[Miley] went nuts dancing. [The group] was really nice and great to the staff. They kept saying how they want to come back. They were really polite . . . and saying they had such a wonderful time." (--Miley's mom, TISH CYRUS, isn't taking any chances. She arrived in New Orleans on Monday. Here's video of her at the airport . . .)

"The King's Speech" and "Glee" Lead the "Golden Globe" Nominees:

Nominees for the "68th Annual Golden Globe Awards" were announced yesterday. --The new British drama "The King's Speech", which just hit theaters last weekend, led all movie nominees with SEVEN . . . while "Glee" topped the TV category with FIVE. --"The King's Speech" is a Best Drama nominee, along with "Black Swan", "Inception", "The Fighter" and "The Social Network". (--"The Fighter" and "The Social Network" were just behind "The King's Speech", with SIX nominations.) --The Best Comedy nominees are "Alice in Wonderland", "The Kids Are All Right", "Red", "Burlesque" and "The Tourist". --"Glee" is up for Best Comedy Series. It's competing with "30 Rock", "Modern Family", "The Big Bang Theory", "Nurse Jackie" and Showtime's "The Big C". --The Best Drama Series nominees are "The Good Wife", HBO's "Boardwalk Empire", "Dexter", and the AMC shows "Mad Men" and "The Walking Dead". --Celebrities reacted to their nominations mostly with dull "thank yous" to the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, which puts on the Golden Globes. But a few stood out. --MICHAEL DOUGLAS . . . who got a Best Supporting Actor nomination for "Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps" . . . said, quote, "To be selected with these extraordinary nominees is an honor and, boy, was I ready for some good news!" (--Michael announced that he had Stage Four throat cancer back in August.)

--ANGELINA JOLIE was amused with her Best Actress in a Comedy nomination for "The Tourist". She said, quote, "We were laughing because it's the first time that I've been in the comedic category so it's new for me."

--JOHNNY DEPP was also nominated for "The Tourist" . . . and for "Alice in Wonderland". He said he was quote, "very touched by the double nomination."

-The ceremony will air live on Sunday, January 16th. Here are the nominees . . .


--"Black Swan"
--"The Fighter"
--"The King's Speech"
--"The Social Network"

Actress, Drama:

--Halle Berry, "Frankie and Alice"
--Nicole Kidman, "Rabbit Hole"
--Jennifer Lawrence, "Winter's Bone"
--Natalie Portman, "Black Swan"
--Michelle Williams, "Blue Valentine"


Actor, Drama:

--Colin Firth, "The King's Speech"
--Jesse Eisenberg, "The Social Network"
--James Franco, "127 Hours"
--Mark Wahlberg, "The Fighter"
--Ryan Gosling, "Blue Valentine"

Musical Or Comedy:

--"Alice in Wonderland "
--"The Tourist"
--"The Kids Are All Right"

Actress, Musical Or Comedy:

--Angelina Jolie, "The Tourist"
--Anne Hathaway, "Love and Other Drugs"
--Annette Bening, "The Kids Are All Right"
--Julianne Moore, "The Kids Are All Right"
--Emma Stone, "Easy A"

Actor, Musical Or Comedy:

--Johnny Depp, "Alice in Wonderland"
--Johnny Depp, "The Tourist"
--Jake Gyllenhaal, "Love and Other Drugs"
--Kevin Spacey, "Casino Jack"
--Paul Giamatti, "Barney's VIsion"

Animated Feature Film:

--"Toy Story 3"
--"How to Train Your Dragon"
--"Despicable Me"
--"The Illusionist"

Supporting Actress:

--Helena Bonham Carter, "The King's Speech"
--Amy Adams, "The Fighter"
--Mila Kunis, "Black Swan"
--Melissa Leo, "The Fighter"
--Jacki Weaver, "Animal Kingdom"

Supporting Actor:

--Michael Douglas, "Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps"
--Geoffrey Rush, "The King's Speech"
--Christian Bale, "The Fighter"
--Andrew Garfield, "The Social Network"
--Jeremy Renner, "The Town"


--Darren Aronofsky, "Black Swan"
--David Fincher, "The Social Network"
--Tom Hooper, "The King's Speech"
--Christopher Nolan, "Inception"
--David O. Russell, "The Fighter"

Original Song:

--"Bound to You" from "Burlesque"
--"Coming Home" from "Country Strong"
--"I See the Light" from "Tangled"
--"There's a Place for Us" from "Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Trader"

Original Score:

--"The King's Speech", Alexandre Desplat
--"Alice in Wonderland", Danny Elfman
--"127 Hours", A.R. Rahman
--"The Social Network", Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross
--"Inception", Hans Zimmer


--"Inception" (Written by Christopher Nolan)
--"The King's Speech" (Written by David Seidler)
--"The Social Network" (Written by Aaron Sorkin)
--"127 Hours" (Written by Simon Beaufoy and Danny Boyle)
--"The Kids Are All Right" (Written by Stuart Blumberg and Lisa Cholodenko)

Foreign-Language Film:

--"Biutiful", Mexico
--"The Concert", France
--"The Edge", Russia
--"I Am Love", Italy
--"In a Better World", Denmark

Drama Series:

--"The Walking Dead" (AMC)
--"Mad Men" (AMC)
--"Dexter" (Showtime)
--"Boardwalk Empire" (HBO)
--"The Good Wife" (CBS)

Actress, Drama:

--Julianna Margulies, "The Good Wife"
--Elisabeth Moss, "Mad Men"
--Piper Perabo, "Covert Affairs"
--Katey Sagal, "Sons of Anarchy"
--Kyra Sedgwick, "The Closer"

Actor, Drama:

--Steve Buscemi, "Boardwalk Empire"
--Bryan Cranston, "Breaking Bad"
--Michael C. Hall, "Dexter"
--Jon Hamm, "Mad Men"
--Hugh Laurie, "House"

Musical Or Comedy Series:

--"Glee" (Fox)
--"The Big C" (Showtime)
--"30 Rock" (NBC)
--"The Big Bang Theory" (CBS)
--"Nurse Jackie" (Showtime)
--"Modern Family" (ABC)

Actress, Musical Or Comedy Series:

--Lea Michele, "Glee"
--Tina Fey, "30 Rock"
--Toni Collette, "United States of Tara"
--Laura Linney, "The Big C"
--Edie Falco, "Nurse Jackie"

Actor, Musical Or Comedy Series:

--Matthew Morrison, "Glee"
--Jim Parsons, "The Big Bang Theory"
--Alec Baldwin, "30 Rock"
--Steve Carell, "The Office"
--Thomas Jane, "Hung"

Miniseries Or TV Movie:

--"Carlos" (Sundance C)
--"The Pacific" (HBO)
--"Pillars of the Earth" (Starz)
--"Temple Grandin" (HBO)
--"You Don't Know Jack" (HBO)

Actress, Miniseries Or TV Movie:

--Hayley Atwell, "Pillars of the Earth"
--Claire Danes, "Temple Grandin"
--Judi Dench, "Return to Cranford"
--Romola Garai, "Emma"
--Jennifer Love Hewitt, "The Client List"

Actor, Miniseries Or TV Movie:

--Idris Elba, "Luther"
--Ian McShane, "Pillars of the Earth"
--Al Pacino, "You Don't Know Jack"
--Dennis Quaid, "The Special Relationship"
--Edgar Ramirez, "Carlos"

Supporting Actress, Series, Miniseries Or TV Movie:

--Jane Lynch, "Glee"
--Julia Stiles, "Dexter"
--Sofia Vergara, "Modern Family"
--Hope Davis, "The Special Relationship"
--Kelly MacDonald, "Boardwalk Empire"

Supporting Actor, Series, Miniseries Or TV Movie:

--Chris Colfer, "Glee"
--Scott Caan, "Hawaii Five-O"
--Eric Stonestreet, "Modern Family"
--Chris Noth, "The God Wife"
--David Strathairn, "Temple Grandin"

--Also, ROBERT DENIRO will be presented with The Cecil B. DeMille Award for "outstanding contributions to the world of entertainment."

Director Joe Carnahan Says Marketing for the "A-Team" Movie Was Messed Up:

"The A-Team" was based on a solid property and had an A-list cast. But it still only made $77 million at the U.S. box office. And director JOE CARNAHAN blames it on marketing. --He says, quote, "If I had a nickel for every time someone, especially women, came up to me and said they were dragged to the film but ended up liking it. That's how you know you blew it. And we blew it. --"We kind of fell victim to a marketing misstep in that there wasn't necessarily an understanding of what the show was. We didn't do an adequate enough job of telling people what the movie was, if you know what I mean." --Carnahan says a sequel will depend on how well the movie does on home video.

Check out the Trailer for "Fast Five":

"Fast Five" . . . the fifth installment in the "Fast and the Furious" franchise . . . reunites most of the important cast members from the previous flicks . . . and adds DWAYNE "THE ROCK" JOHNSON for good measure. It comes out April 29th.
Hugh Jackman Was Injured During a Zip-line Stunt on "Oprah":

OPRAH WINFREY almost killed HUGH JACKMAN!!! OK, not really. --Hugh suffered a minor facial injury when a stunt went wrong during a taping of "Oprah" in Australia on Tuesday. He was attempting to make a dramatic entrance by ZIP-LINING to the stage at the Sydney Opera House. --But he failed to hit the brakes on time . . . and ended up flipping over a lighting rig. Paramedics rushed to his aid, but he was basically OK. --Hugh injured his right eye . . . but was able to resume taping after receiving medical attention. He returned to the set with a small piece of tape under his eye. There was a visible bruise on his face . . . and Oprah said, quote, "that's gonna swell." --Hugh also accepted the blame for the botched stunt. He said, quote, "I came down waving to everyone, looking over Sydney Harbor, saw my dad, the kids and you, went to pull the brake and then boing. Totally my bad." --One of his kids, his 10-year-old son Oscar, was pretty upset when the stunt went south . . . but Hugh went over to him, to reassure him that he was all right. --And later in the taping, Hugh returned for a performance. He sang "I Still Call Australia Home" with the Qantas Children's Choir . . . and was joined by Olivia Newton-John, Keith Urban and Nicole Kidman.
--The episode is expected to air sometime next month.
(--He was lucky that he wasn't hurt worse, because the stunt seems pretty crazy. Here's video . . .)
(--Here's another video, which shows the bandage under his eye . . .)
(--And here's a dramatic news report from Sky News. At the 1:45 mark, you can see a shot of Oscar, who does indeed look upset.)

The Eagles-Cowboys Game Was the Most-Watched "Sunday Night Football" Ever:

Sunday night's game between the Dallas Cowboys and Philadelphia Eagles was the most watched "Sunday Night Football" broadcast EVER. 25.7 million people tuned in to watch Michael Vick's Eagles narrowly beat the Cowboys, 30-27.

--Here's a quick look at last week's Top 20 shows . . .

1.) "Sunday Night Football", NBC, 25.7 million viewers (--The Philadelphia Eagles beat the Dallas Cowboys, 30-27.)

2.) "Sunday Night NFL Pre-Kick", NBC, 17.7 million viewers

3.) "60 Minutes", CBS, 17.6 million viewers

4.) "Criminal Minds", CBS, 14.2 million viewers

5.) "Two and a Half Men", CBS, 13.41 million viewers

6.) "The Mentalist", CBS, 13.4 million viewers

7.) The "Barbara Walters Special" on Oprah, ABC, 13.3 million viewers

8.) "CSI", CBS, 13.2 million viewers

9.) "The 10 Most Fascinating People of 2010", ABC, 12.2 million viewers

10.) "Survivor: Nicaragua", CBS, 12.1 million viewers

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

--"The Sing-Off" . . . 8:00 to 10:00 P.M. on NBC. (--The remaining five groups perform a cappella medleys from a single artist as well as collaborate on The Beatles' "With a Little Help From My Friends".)

--"Rock Docs" . . . 8:30 to 10:00 P.M. on VH1. (--Pamela Des Barres (author of "Let's Spend the Night Together") takes to the road to hear groupies tell their stories and experiences.)

--"Dog the Bounty Hunter" . . . 9:30 to 10:00 P.M. on A&E. (--Dog helps a fellow bondsman in Denver track down a fugitive through the Facebook status of the fugitive's girlfriend.)

--"Hell's Kitchen" [8th Season Finale] . . . 9:00 to 10:00 P.M. on Fox.

--"MythBusters" . . . 9:00 to 10:00 P.M. on Discovery Channel. (--"Green Hornet" star Seth Rogen helps Adam and Jamie explore the myths about his new superhero persona.)

--"E! Investigates" . . . 10:00 to 11:00 P.M. on E! (--Laura Ling examines the struggles and posttraumatic stress that military wives endure while their husbands serve their country.)

--"24/7 Penguins/Capitals: Road to the NHL Winter Classic" [SERIES Premiere] . . . 10:00 to 11:00 P.M. on HBO. (--The Pittsburgh Penguins and the Washington Capitals prepare for hockey's NHL Winter Classic in this sports documentary.)

--"The Real World/Road Rules Challenge" [20th Season Finale] . . . 10:00 to 11:00 P.M. on MTV.

Alice Cooper Has Been Elected to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame:

A decade and a half after he first became eligible, ALICE COOPER has finally been elected to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. (--Which we can FINALLY start capitalizing, since they've corrected their most glaring omission.)

--In addition to Alice and his original band mates from the 1970s, the Class of 2011 includes . . .



--Singer DARLENE LOVE (--Her career goes all the way back to the earl 1960s . . . but I will always remember her as one of the cheerleaders in Cheech & Chong's Top 20 hit, "Basketball Jones.) (!!!)


--LEON RUSSELL will also be honored with a "musical excellence award" . . . which was previously the "sideman" category.

--Here's who was nominated this year but DIDN'T make it . . .

(--We're not sure if this is the complete list. It comes from the Associated Press . . . but the Rock Hall website says the official announcement will be made THIS MORNING at 10:30 A.M. Eastern Time.) (--There are a few acts the AP didn't mention one way or the other, like CHIC, DONOVAN, LAURA NYRO and CHUCK WILLIS.) --The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony takes place March 14th in New York City. It'll air on Fuse.
A Producer Who Worked on Michael Jackson's New Album Says a Lot of Work Went Into Polishing Michael's Voice . . . But It IS Michael:

There's been some debate about the authenticity of the vocals on the new MICHAEL JACKSON album. (--"Michael" hit stores this week.) -Now, one of the album's producers, Teddy Riley, is admitting that the vocal recordings required a lot of touching up . . . but he insists that they ARE Michael. --He says, quote, "I had to do more processing to the voice, which is why people were asking about the authenticity of his voice. We had to do what we had to do to make his voice work with the actual music. --"We actually moved the [pitch] up, which is the reason why some of the vibrato sounds a little off or processed, over-processed. We truly apologize for that happening, but you are still hearing the true Michael Jackson." --Riley adds, quote, "It's great material . . . it needs to be out . . . the legacy needs to continue because he's such a great person, and there's more to come." (--Riley also worked on Michael's 1991 album "Dangerous".)

A New Lil Wayne Track Has Hit:

A new LIL WAYNE track called "6'7"" is out. It's pronounced "6-foot-7" . . . and Wayne cleverly describes it as a, quote, "tall record." --It's the first single off Wayne's upcoming album, "Tha Carter 4", which is scheduled to drop on February 11th. Wayne adds, quote, "It's a monster, actually. Hopefully, it shows people where I'm at lyrically. Better than everybody." (--You can listen to "6'7"" at the link below. ***WARNING***: It contains A LOT of UNCENSORED PROFANITY.)

Eminem Has Landed a New Movie Role:

EMINEM has landed his first significant movie role since "8 Mile", which came out in 2002. It's a boxing drama called "Southpaw". --He'll play the lead . . . a boxer who, quote, "brawls his way to the title, only to see his world crash down around him due to tragedy." (--It's too early to say when the movie might be ready for release.)

Dr. Dre Didn't Realize Eminem Was White When He First Heard Him Rap:

DR. DRE has taken a lot of risks in his career, but taking a chance on a young EMINEM . . . a Caucasian rapper . . . wasn't one of them. That's because Dre says when he first heard Eminem rapping, he didn't realize he was white. --He tells "XXL" magazine, quote, "Throughout my career, I've always tried to take certain risks […] but as far as Em goes, I always felt like nobody can deny it's good. --"I feel like, if I hadn't met Em, or we hadn't linked up, he would eventually have become a success anyway. Because he's so talented. I was just fortunate enough to meet him first and open the door for him. --"As far as the race thing goes, when I heard Em for the first time, I didn't even know he was white. I just knew I wanted to work with him. And that kind of actually made it better for me, because it was so different. --"As a creator and innovator, nothing can beat that, and that's all I was looking at. It was a new and creative thing that sounds different and looks different, and we got along. We had fun making those records in the early days, and still. --"We still have the same energy today that we had the first day we went in the studio. And we still have that level of passion for it." (--Dre has released ONE album since then . . . and Eminem has released SIX, and had a four-year "retirement.")


MICHAEL MOORE contributed to the bail money for WikiLeaks co-founder JULIAN ASSANGE.

"Nip/Tuck" star DYLAN WALSH has filed for divorce from his wife of six years, JOANNA GOING. They have a 7-year-old daughter.

Remember back in January when RIP TORN got so drunk that he broke into a Connecticut bank with a loaded gun in the middle of the night . . . because he thought it was his house? Well, he just pleaded guilty to several charges for that.

The STEPHEN KING novel "Firestarter" is being made into a movie again. A young DREW BARRYMORE starred in the original movie version, which came out in 1984.

Check out a six-minute video that contains clips from 270 movies that were released this year.


The Average Woman Owns 21 Pairs Of Underwear . . . and Says That Wearing the Wrong Pair Can Ruin Her Day:

And now, here's more knowledge about women's underwear than any man in the WORLD could ever gather on his own. --"ShopSmart" magazine just ran a nationwide survey asking women about their underwear, and here's what they found out . . .

--The average woman owns 21 pairs of underwear. 10% own more than 35 pairs.

--27% say that wearing a pair of underwear that's unattractive or doesn't fit well can RUIN THEIR DAY.

--47% of women say they feel sexier and more confident wearing a nice or special pair of underwear.

--65% of women mostly have "boring" colors of underwear. White is the most common, followed by black and beige.

--46% of women say BRIEFS are their most common underwear style. But for women 18 to 34, BIKINI is the most common style.

--56% of women fold their underwear, 27% toss them in a drawer.

--And finally, 10% of women say they regularly leave the house without wearing any underwear. (USA Today)

Four Out of Five Married People Hide Things They Buy From Their Spouses:

Ever wondered if your husband or wife buys things and, for whatever reason, hides them from you? Well . . . the answer is yes. Yes they do. --According to a new survey, 80% of married people . . . or four out of five . . . say they sometimes buy things and don't tell their spouses --Women are most likely to buy clothes or accessories and not tell their husbands. Men are most likely to buy ALCOHOL and not tell their wives. --The main reason people give for buying something but not telling their husband or wife is to, quote, "avoid conflict or criticism." --4% of men and 1% of women also admit that they've bought an ONLINE DATING MEMBERSHIP, and not told their spouse. (Asylum)

Blacks and Whites are Less Segregated Than at Any Other Time In History:

Hey, it only took forever . . . but black people and white people are finally living together in harmony. --According to new information from the U.S. Census Bureau, during the last year, American neighborhoods were more integrated than at any other point in U.S. history. -Segregation fell in about three out of every four major cities, with more neighborhoods than ever containing significant concentrations of both black people and white people. --There are several reasons why: The main one is that people really are becoming less racist . . . and the generation that's currently buying houses was born long after the Civil Rights movement. --Milwaukee, Wisconsin . . . Detroit, Michigan . . . and Syracuse, New York are the most segregated major cities left in the U.S. Fort Myers, Florida . . . Honolulu, Hawaii . . . Atlanta, Georgia . . . and Miami, Florida are the least segregated. --While black and white segregation is at an all time low, the Census Bureau still found that Hispanic segregation is still pretty high. They believe that, in smaller neighborhoods, Hispanic immigrants gravitate together for social support. (Yahoo News)

Doctors Are Treating an Aggressive Intestinal Bacteria With . . . Poop Transplants?

Hope you're done eating your morning scone already, because this one's ROUGH. --There's a "superbug" called C-diff that's starting to spread. It's a bacteria that aggressively attacks a person's intestines . . . fights off antibiotics . . . and gives people nonstop diarrhea. --This hasn't been documented yet, but doctors believe it could be responsible for more than 15,000 DEATHS. --So doctors have come up with a last-ditch treatment idea . . . wait for it . . . wait for it . . . POOP TRANSPLANTS. --That's right. If you have C-diff, your doctor might take healthy feces from someone and transplant it into you. The healthy bacteria from the clean poop will quickly start replicating and can wipe out C-diff almost immediately. --Fecal transplants haven't been fully tested . . . all doctors know is that they really seem to work in this case, and if that can save lives, they're going to roll with them. --And they're not that difficult . . . basically, they're just a little add-on to a regular, routine colonoscopy. (Associated Press)

A Cat Prevents a House Fire . . . By Opening Up the Window and Sending Smoke Signals To the Neighbors:

I myself would never say this, but there are people out there who think cats are indifferent pets, and don't care if you live or die. Well, there's a five-year-old cat named Pepper in Totnes, Devon, England who's trying to fight that stereotype. --Over the weekend, Pepper was home while his owners, Sharon and Phil White, were out Christmas shopping. They'd put something in the microwave to cook before they left . . . and while they were gone, it caught on fire. --The fire started spreading, and that's when Pepper decided to save the house. -Pepper jumped up to a window in the kitchen . . . used his paws to open the latch . . . then opened the window. That let some of the smoke out which vented the house . . . AND signaled the neighbors that there was trouble. --They called the fire department, which came to the scene and put out the fire before it could spread beyond the kitchen. --According to the Whites, Pepper's a pretty independent cat, and he had figured out how to unlatch and open the window in the past so he could come and go when he wanted. (Daily Mail)

An Elderly Woman Crashed Her Car Into an Office . . . They Replaced the Window . . . and Five Hours Later, an Elderly Man Did the Same Thing:

Maybe it's time for Lakewood Chiropractic in Wichita, Kansas to get some younger patients. Because their elderly ones are DESTROYING the place. --At 10:20 A.M. yesterday morning, an elderly woman was arriving at Lakewood Chiropractic for an appointment . . . but she accidentally hit the gas instead of the brake and PLOWED through the FRONT WINDOW and wall. --Fortunately, no one was hurt. The staff backed the car out of their office, and called a contractor. He came right out to board up the hole in the wall and replace the window. --About five hours later, right after the new window was installed, an elderly man was driving up for HIS appointment . . . stepped on HIS gas pedal instead of his brake . . . and plowed through the EXACT SAME SPOT. --He stopped his car before it could get as far into the office as the first woman's . . . but the window was broken again. --And again, somehow, no one was hurt. (Wichita Eagle)


A School Bus Driver Is Arrested For Taking Kids On a Field Trip . . . After Swinging Her Bus By a Restaurant To Have Five Beers:

Last week, 47-year-old Jennifer Moore of Coloma, Michigan drove a group of 36 middle school honors students and two teachers to Western Michigan University on a field trip. They stopped on the way to grab food at a mall. --And while they were eating, Jennifer drove the bus to a nearby steakhouse . . . and started DRINKING. --She ended up having five beers . . . and then, as people from the restaurant watched, she headed back to the bus to go pick up the kids. --The restaurant manager called the police, and they stopped Jennifer just after the students had loaded the bus. --She blew a 0.16 on the breathalyzer, which is twice the legal limit. --Jennifer was arrested for drunk driving and drunk driving causing child endangerment. She was convicted of drunk driving back in 2007, so this is her second offense. She was also fired by the Coloma school district. --She was arraigned on Monday and the judge asked her if she's an alcoholic. She told him, quote, "I never thought I was, sir. I wonder now." (The Herald-Palladium)

An Inmate Manages to Get Better Food By Claiming He Believes In 'Festivus' . . . the Made-Up Holiday from "Seinfeld":

There's a famous episode of "Seinfeld" where George says his family didn't celebrate Christmas or Hanukkah . . . they celebrated a made-up holiday called FESTIVUS. --Anyway, 38-year-old Malcolm Alarmo King is a convicted drug dealer who's locked up in the Theo Lacy jail in Santa Ana, California right now. And he was clearly familiar with that episode. The prison staff was not. --Malcolm hated the salami meals that the jail kept serving, so he told prison officials that he can't eat salami . . . because it's against his Festivus beliefs. --They believed him, and served him the much-less-awful KOSHER MEALS for almost TWO MONTHS . . . until someone finally caught on that Festivus is a "Seinfeld" holiday and not part of any actual religion. (Los Angeles Times)
(--Here's the "Seinfeld" clip explaining the origins and traditions of Festivus . . .)

A Man in Florida Throws a Rock Through His Neighbor's Window . . . As Revenge For a Voodoo Curse?

I'm not exactly sure how to break a voodoo curse, but I'm guessing that it involves some kinds of rituals and chants and animal sacrifice . . . not random, petty vandalism. --On Sunday, 26-year-old Renald Louis of West Palm Beach, Florida, was arrested for throwing a large stone through his neighbor's front window. --When the police asked him why he did it, he said it was because the neighbor, quote, "put a voodoo curse on me." He also demanded that the neighbor remove the curse. --Renald was arrested and charged with shooting or throwing a missile into a dwelling. (???) The police said they couldn't yet confirm whether or not the neighbor actually HAD put a voodoo curse on Renald. (Palm Beach Post)

A Mailman Tries To Cheer Up a Coworker By Delivering the Mail Naked . . . But Ends Up Getting Arrested:

Last week, a 52-year-old postal worker in Whitefish Bay, Wisconsin went to work and found one of his female co-workers was depressed. So he said he was going to cheer her up . . . by delivering mail COMPLETELY NAKED. No names have been released. --He actually went through with it. He stripped naked, went to a woman's office with a package . . . pun not intended . . . and tried to deliver it. She freaked out and called the police. He was arrested for lewd and disturbing behavior. --The U.S. Postal Service is investigating the incident. He's apologized and says it was a stupid thing to do. (Whitefish Bay Now)

A Wendy's Drive Thru Employee Is Arrested For Ripping Out a Customer's Weave:

Fast food drive thrus aren't exactly bastions of good communication . . . between the crappy two-way speaker and the unenthusiastic employee making minimum wage on the other side, we're lucky they even get HALF our order right. --On Saturday, at a Wendy's drive thru in Lehigh Acres, Florida, that breakdown in communication led to one arrest . . . and one destroyed WEAVE. --21-year-old Rictoria Bethea . . . yes, Rictoria, not Victoria . . . was working the drive thru window. A woman named Chloe Glover was trying to order some food. --Rictoria was having trouble hearing her, and kept asking her to speak up. Eventually, Chloe started YELLING. Rictoria responded, quote, "There's no need to disrespect me, because I will go out there and kick your ass." --And . . . she did. Rictoria left the restaurant, threw down her operator headset, reached into Chloe's car . . . and RIPPED OFF HER WEAVE. --That got Chloe out of the car and the two women were screaming at each other. Witnesses say they saw Rictoria punch Chloe in the face before other employees could get out there to separate them. --Rictoria has been charged with occupied burglary with battery. There's no word on how Wendy's is going to handle the case . . . but we'd go ahead and say the safe money is on Rictoria getting fired. (Fort Myers News-Press)


A burglar stole a family's Christmas gifts . . . and their dog:

A bus driver lost his job after running over a snowman in the middle of the street:

When do your kids know the truth about Santa? Around eight or nine. After that they're just faking it so you give them presents:

A guy robbed a convenience store using a cup of hot chocolate:

People drew an enormous penis in the snow in front of the Eiffel Tower, so it was visible to all the tourists above:

A new dating site called Tastebuds matches people based on their taste in music:

More teenagers smoke weed than cigarettes:


#1.) Usher Got Kicked in the Face by a Fan . . . Because She Tried To Spin Around and Straddle Him:

USHER got kicked in the face by a female fan at his concert in Madison Square Garden on Monday . . . but it wasn't intentional. He brought the girl on stage, and was trying to rock her world by singing to her while she laid on top of him. -But then she tried to spin around and straddle him. And when she went to lift her leg over his head, she kicked him in the face by accident. Usher was fine, and it looks like he went on with the song, but the crowd screamed when it happened.
(--Search for "Usher kicked in face by fan." It happens at :10.)

#3.) OK Go's New Video Shows Them Leading a Parade Through Los Angeles . . . And the Parade Route Spells "OK GO" From Above:

OK GO is the band that does all those crazy music videos. They did the treadmill one, the one with the Rube Goldberg machine, and more recently the one with a bunch of trained dogs. And they just released another one on YouTube the other day. --For this one, they led a parade of 100 people through the streets of Los Angeles . . . and if you looked at it from above, the parade route spelled "OK GO". (--Search for "OK Go Back From Kathmandu parade video.")

#4.) There's a Board Game in Germany . . . and the Whole Point Is to Make a Fake Dog Go to the Bathroom:

If you're looking for a Christmas present for the kids, we've got one . . . but you might have to go to Germany to get it . . . --There's a board game there called "Kackel Dackel", and here's how it works: First, you put Play-Doh in a fake dog's mouth, then you roll the dice to see who gets to make the dog go to the bathroom.
(--Search for "Kackel Dackel commercial.")

Five Holiday Hazards Pet Owners Should Know About:

If you have a pet, you need to be careful about how you're decorating your place for Christmas. Here's a list from the magazine "Prevention" of five holiday hazards pet owners need to be aware of . . .

#1.) Holiday Foods. You probably know that if your dog eats enough chocolate, it can be deadly. But you have to be careful about OTHER foods too. --For example, things like grapes, raisins, and currants . . . which are common ingredients in fruitcake . . . can lead to kidney failure. --And even feeding your dog too many table scraps can lead to pancreatitis (--pan-cree-uh-TIE-tis) . . . which means their pancreas can become infected.

#2.) Potpourri. Any kind of potpourri is bad for pets, but the most dangerous is the liquid kind you heat up in a pot. --For a cat, even a few licks can cause severe chemical burns. And it can also cause fever, difficulty breathing, and tremors. So if you have a cat, you should use candles instead. --Dogs aren't as sensitive to potpourri as cats are, but it's still toxic.

#3.) Ornaments. Glass ornaments can break and cut your pet's paws, so you're not supposed to hang them too low on the tree. But some ornaments are more dangerous than others. --"Bubble lights" were a popular decoration for Christmas trees in the 1950's, 60's, and 70's, and a lot of people still have them. They look like little candles that glow, and they have big bases at the bottom where each one screws into the strand. --Bubble lights are particularly dangerous for pets because they contain a chemical called methylene chloride, which can irritate their eyes, skin, lungs, and intestines.

#4.) Tinsel. If a cat eats tinsel, it can get wrapped around its tongue or caught in its stomach while the rest of it starts passing through the intestines. If that happens, the only choice is surgery.

#5.) Flowers and Plants. Poinsettias get a bad rap, but they're only MILDLY toxic for dogs and cats. What you REALLY have to worry about are LILIES, which are common in holiday arrangements. --Strong-smelling ones like tiger lilies, Asiatic lilies, and Stargazers are all HIGHLY toxic to dogs and cats. And chewing on one leaf can result in acute kidney failure. --A few flowers that AREN'T toxic are roses, marigolds, orchids, and daisies. (


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