Friday, January 7, 2011


Holly Madison Has Mixed Feelings About Hugh Hefner's Engagement:

Former Playmate HOLLY MADISON was supposed to be THE ONE for HUGH HEFNER. Even he thought so. --But back in October, she split up with him because he wouldn't commit to marrying her . . . and because he found out he couldn't have any more kids due to a low sperm count. --Now that Hugh is engaged to new skank CRYSTAL HARRIS, Holly says she has mixed feelings about it. --Of course, she had no problem exploiting those mixed feelings for her E! reality show, "Holly's World". She brought her cameras along with her to a meeting with Hugh and Crystal this week at the Playboy Mansion. --She says, quote, "I'm very surprised [by the engagement]. I have a lot of different feelings on it. I don't just feel one way. --"I kind of didn't want to put a generic statement out there like 'Congratulations!' because I felt everyone would see through that." --She won't drop any details about the meeting . . . because she wants you to watch her stupid show. But she said, quote, "It went very well. I had a good day."

Seth Rogen Won't Get a Prenup:

SETH ROGEN has made the very brave decision to NOT get a prenup when he marries his girlfriend, Lauren Miller. (--On "The Howard Stern Show" yesterday) Rogen said he's going against the advice of his business manager by not protecting his money in the event of a divorce. --He said, quote, "Marriage can be expensive and if I lose millions then it'll be the best millions I've spent." -Rogen also revealed that JONAH HILL and JAMES FRANCO will be guests at his wedding. But he won't reveal the date, because he doesn't want to tip off the paparazzi.

Jaime Pressly Got a DUI:

"My Name Is Earl" star JAIME PRESSLY was arrested for driving under the influence in Los Angeles late Wednesday night. --Cops stopped her after she committed a traffic violation . . . (--They didn't say what she did) . . . then gave her a field sobriety test. She failed. --She was booked on suspicion of DUI and released on $15,000 bail. For whatever reason, police thought it was important to note that no drugs were found in her car.

A Judge Dropped Howard K. Stern's Convictions for Enabling Anna Nicole Smith's Drug Habit:

HOWARD K. STERN isn't in trouble for enabling ANNA NICOLE SMITH'S drug habit after all. Yesterday, a judge dismissed the two felony charges of conspiracy that he was convicted of last year. -The judge said there wasn't enough evidence to prove conspiracy. He felt that Stern's practice of obtaining prescriptions for Anna under several false names was only done to protect her privacy, not to subvert the law. --That means Stern is completely in the clear. --In addition, co-defendant Dr. Khristine Eroshevich had all her convictions dropped except one: For obtaining a Vicodin prescription under a false name. --The judge dropped that charge from a felony to a misdemeanor, and sentenced her to one year of probation and a $100 fine. --The judge's ruling is kind of a slap in the face of current California Governor Jerry Brown. As the state's attorney general, he launched a major effort to crack down on prescription drug abuse. And this case was a big part of it. --After yesterday's ruling, District Attorney Steve Cooley said, quote, "We strongly disagree with [the Judge's] ruling today. --"It diminishes the huge social problem of prescription drug abuse facilitated by irresponsible caretakers and unscrupulous medical professionals."

Aretha Franklin Says Her Health Issue Has Been Resolved:

Don't expect ARETHA FRANKLIN to admit she has pancreatic cancer any time soon. In fact, she tells "Jet" magazine that she's ALL BETTER. --Asked to reveal the nature of her recent health problem, Aretha told the magazine, quote, "I am not going to even deal with that. I don't have to talk about my health with anybody other than my doctors. --"The problem has been resolved." --She added, quote, "I am not one to do a lot of talking about my personal health or business. There are a lot of people who will talk about anything, as long as there is somebody listening. That's not Aretha." --All she would say is that she experienced, quote, "a very hard pain in my side" during a gig in Toronto last year. --Her doctor told her to get a CAT-scan. She says, quote, "Thank God he said that because that unfolded everything, what the problem was and everything." --And she warns her fans, quote, "If there is anything happening with you that is uncommon and something that you know should not be happening, go to your doctor. Be determined to find out what is going on."
The Most Sought-After Celebrity Body Parts:

Beverly Hills plastic surgeons Richard Fleming and Toby Mayer have released their 14th annual list of the most sought-after celebrity body parts. -These are the parts that were most popular among their insecure clients over the past year. -This year, the most desired body overall for women is that of GISELE BUNDCHEN . . . while the guys want to look like MARK WAHLBERG.

--Here are the individual results:

--NOSE: Most women who hate their own schnozzes wish they could have NATALIE PORTMAN'S. Guys were partial to that of JUDE LAW.

--HAIR: Women are into the TAYLOR SWIFT look, while the guys dig JON HAMM from "Mad Men".

--EYES: Women desire the oversized eyes of ANNE HATHAWAY . . . while guys wish they could seduce women with HUGH JACKMAN'S totally heterosexual gaze.

--LIPS: This was kind of an upset . . . with SCARLETT JOHANSSON beating out the usual winner, ANGELINA JOLIE in the women's category. Men want ASHTON KUTCHER'S lips.

--CHIN: Women are all about the HALLE BERRY chin . . . while JON HAMM picked up another nod from the guys.

--CHEEKS: Chicks dig the cheeks of "Mad Men's" JANUARY JONES. Guys are into the LEONARDO DICAPRIO look.

--SKIN: Women want AMY ADAMS' skin . . . guys want the milky goodness of manly superstar NEIL PATRICK HARRIS.
(--Check out the top THREE finishers in each category at the following link . . .)

Mike Tyson Won't Be Baited Into Talking About Michael Vick:

As you've probably heard, MIKE TYSON has a show premiering soon on Animal Planet. It's called "Taking on Tyson", and it's about Tyson's passion: Raising and racing pigeons. --During a press conference yesterday, Tyson was asked about another athlete known for competitive endeavors involving animals. Of course I'm talking about MICHAEL VICK. --And Tyson wouldn't bite. (--That's a pun that works on multiple levels, Jedi.) --He said, quote, "I don't know anything about his position . . . I only know he did time and he came and did an incredible comeback. My opinion don't mean nothing, I'm just here to talk about pigeons."


"Season of the Witch" Is This Weekend's Only New Movie . . . But "Country Strong" Expands to 1,500 Theaters Today:

#1.) "Season of the Witch" (PG-13)

A supernatural thriller starring Nicolas Cage and "Hellboy's" Ron Perlman as medieval knights escorting a suspected witch to a remote monastery. She claims she's innocent . . . and proceeds to manipulate the men escorting her. --Horror legend Christopher Lee is in it too as the Cardinal who sends them on their mission. For those of you too young to know him for his classic horror films, he was the evil wizard Saruman in the "Lord of the Rings" movies.
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#2.) "Country Strong" (PG-13)

Gwyneth Paltrow plays a country singer trying to revive her career after a stint in rehab. It opened in limited release in a few theaters for Christmas, but now it's expanding to over 1,500 theaters --Garrett Hedlund from "TRON: Legacy" is the young stud she turns to on the road, Tim McGraw plays her husband and manager, and "Gossip Girl's" Leighton Meester is the pretty little singer who steals her thunder on their tour.

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Hollywood's Top-Grossing On-Screen Couples: has put together a list of Hollywood's Top-Grossing On-Screen Couples. --RUPERT GRINT and EMMA WATSON lead the pack here. They play Ron and Hermione in the "Harry Potter" movies . . . which have made $6.3 BILLION so far. (--With one more on the way.) --Don't expect Bogey and Bacall, or Kurt Russell and Goldie Hawn here. The list is dominated by franchises . . . like "Twilight", "Star Wars" and "Pirates of the Caribbean". --The only "organic" entry is that of LEONARDO DICAPRIO and KATE WINSLET, who are on the list for two separate, totally unrelated movies. --Here's the rundown . . . along with the movies each duo had done together, and how much money their collective films have made . . .
#1.) Rupert Grint and Emma Watson, $6.3 billion.
#2.) Viggo Mortensen and Liv Tyler, $3 billion. (--That's for the three "Lord of the Rings" movies.)
#3.) Orlando Bloom and Kiera Knightley, #2.7 billion. (--They played lovers in the first three "Pirates of the Caribbean" flicks. They won't be in the fourth.)
#4.) Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet, $1.9 billion. (--Most of their collective box office comes from "Titanic" . . . $1.8 billion, to be exact. The rest came from their second movie together, "Revolutionary Road".)
#5.) Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart, $1.8 billion. (--This is all "Twilight" money, obviously.)
#6.) (tie) Shia LaBeouf and Megan Fox, $1.5 billion. (--All thanks to the first two "Transformers" movies. Megan won't be in the third one, so this figure will stand for the foreseeable future.)
#6.) (tie) Natalie Portman and Hayden Christensen, $1.5 billion. (--For the last two installments of the most recent "Star Wars" trilogy. Remember, Hayden didn't debut as Anakin Skywalker until the SECOND flick, "Attack of the Clones".) (--The much-younger Jake Lloyd played Anakin in the first installment, "The Phantom Menace".)
#8.) Robert Downey Jr. and Gwyneth Paltrow, $1.2 billion. (--For "Iron Man" and "Iron Man 2".)
#9.) Ben Stiller and Teri Polo, $1 billion. (--Thanks to "Meet the Parents" and its two sequels, "Meet the Fockers" and "Little Fockers".)

The "Star Wars" Movies Hit Blu-Ray Next September:

The "Star Wars" movies will finally come out in Blu-ray next September. (--There's no word yet on the exact release date.) --They'll be available in one complete set, complete with three extra discs and 30 hours of special features, for the "suggested retail price" of $140. (--Amazon is currently taking pre-orders for 90 bucks. You might wanna get in on that while it lasts.) --Each trilogy will also be sold separately, for $70 each. (--Or, $45 each if you pre-order on Amazon.)

Paul Rudd and Leslie Mann Will Star in a Spin-Off of "Knocked Up":

PAUL RUDD and LESLIE MANN will star in a spin-off of "Knocked Up". They played KATHERINE HEIGL'S sister and brother-in-law in the original. --There's no word on the plot . . . or whether Katherine or SETH ROGEN will return from the original. (--Katherine probably won't be asked back, after she went around complaining that "Knocked Up" was SEXIST.)

In Order to Play an Alcoholic in "Country Strong", Gwyneth Paltrow Got "Drunk All the Time":

On today's "Rachael Ray Show", GWYNETH PALTROW reveals the secret to playing an alcoholic in "Country Strong". She says, quote, "You just get really drunk all the time. Which is awesome!" --She adds, quote, "At least I did anyway. It's not very professional. There's a Bloody Mary at 10:00 A.M. and keep it going all day."


Ryan Seacrest Believes Simon Cowell Was Jealous of Him:

The new issue of "Entertainment Weekly" includes a cover story on the NEW "American Idol" . . . in which RYAN SEACREST and the current judges talk about how the show is moving on without SIMON COWELL. (--It hit newsstands TODAY.) --Basically, everyone said they miss Simon . . . that things are different without him there . . . and that they're hoping those changes breathe some new life into the show. --But Ryan did take a little shot at Simon. He said that Simon was, quote, "just so jealous of me. From Day One, he was envious of my career at such a young age." --He added that Simon's departure has, quote, "aged the show down a bit. There are less clouds of smoke. We start earlier. There's less . . . what's that English dish he always ordered for lunch? . . . Shepherd's Pie." (--For what it's worth, that "jealous" line was not in the preview that "Entertainment Weekly" posted on their website. The "New York Post" reported that he said it. It's unclear whether or not that line made the print version.) --Meanwhile, RANDY JACKSON, JENNIFER LOPEZ and STEVEN TYLER talked about how collaborative the judging process has been so far this season. --Randy said, quote, "We definitely miss [Simon], but it's a different kind of vibe. It's a different kind of energy now. And I think in Season 10 the show actually really needed it. It's not about replacing him or any of the other [judges]. --"People have been saying to us, 'Who's mean?' We've all traded off on that because I think you have to always give people the truth, no matter what." --J-Lo added, quote, "We're more of a collaborative judging group. We're always leaning over to each other and saying, 'Oh my God, I think she's good.' 'Oof, I don't get it.' 'You don't like it?' --"I mean, not in a way where it becomes disrespectful to [the contestant's] moment, but we discuss things. We just have a totally different style than any of the past judging tables." (--Not that Jennifer would really know much about that.) --Jennifer also teased that she wouldn't be surprised if the show had its "youngest winner ever." (--At 17, Jordin Sparks is currently the youngest winner in "Idol" history. The minimum age was lowered to 15 for the upcoming season.) --That being said, Steven Tyler doesn't know how old anyone is. He says, quote, "It's just astounding. Some of them are 15 and look like they're 30. And some of them are 30 and look like they're 15." (???) (--"Idol" premieres on January 19th.)

And Now . . . TLC is Bringing Us an "Extreme Couponing" Series:

A decade ago, the idea of creating a successful show on "couponing" . . . or obsessively clipping coupons . . . would have probably seemed laughable. Now, it seems pretty smart. (--And admittedly, a little intriguing.) (--That's "smart" because of the popularity of the History Channel's "American Pickers" and "Pawn Stars" . . . and all the other pawn, auction, and antique-type shows . . . coupled with the current economic climate.) --TLC has signed off on a new series called "Extreme Couponing". The network tested the idea by airing a one-hour special called "Couponing" in late December. --It drew 2.1 million viewers . . . and apparently that was enough to get TLC excited about a full-on couponing series. There's no word on a premiere date yet.
(--Here's a clip from the special . . . where a woman gets her $230 grocery bill down to $6.92. And it got even a little lower right before the clip ends, when she reminds the clerk to give her the discount for bringing her own bags.)

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

Friday TV Reminders:

--"Medium" . . . 8:00 to 9:00 P.M. on CBS. (--Patricia Arquette's real life brother David Arquette guest stars as Allison's brother.)

--"Season 25: Oprah Behind the Scenes" . . . 8:00 to 9:00 P.M. on OWN. (--Liza Minnelli guests.)

--"CSI: New York" . . . 9:00 to 10:00 P.M. on CBS. (--"JAG's" David James Elliott guest stars as Jo's FBI agent ex-husband.)

--"Primetime: What Would You Do?" . . . 9:00 to 10:00 P.M. on ABC. (--Scenarios include teens harassing the elderly and hurting the homeless.)

--"Your Own Show: Oprah's Search for the Next TV Star" [SERIES Premiere] . . . 9:00 to 10:00 P.M. on OWN. (--Nancy O'Dell and "Queer Eye's" Carson Kressley guide 10 contestants as they compete for the chance at their own show.) (--Dr. Phil is the first to mentor the contestants, as they're given challenges to test their ability to research story ideas, book interviews and do a pilot presentation.)

--"Say Yes To the Dress" [6th Season Premiere] . . . 9:00 to 10:00 P.M. on TLC.

--"Merlin" [3rd Season Premiere] . . . 10:00 to 11:00 P.M. on Syfy.

--"20/20" . . . 10:00 to 11:00 P.M. on ABC. (--A look at the case of high school "Miss Irresistible" Christine Paolilla, who is accused of killing four friends.)

--"Four Weddings" [3rd Season Premiere] . . . 10:00 to 11:00 P.M. on TLC.

Saturday TV Reminders:

--"NFC Wild Card Game" . . . 4:30 to 7:30 P.M. Eastern on NBC. (--The New Orleans Saints take on the Seattle Seahawks at Qwest Field in Seattle.)

--"AFC Wild Card Game" . . . 8:00 to 11:00 P.M. Eastern on NBC. (--The New York Jets battle the Indianapolis Colts at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis.)

--"Grand Ole Opry Live" . . . 7:00 to 9:00 P.M. on GAC. (--James Wesley, Suzy Bogguss, Brett Eldredge and The Grascals perform.)

--"It's Me or the Dog" [3rd Season Premiere] . . . 8:00 to 9:00 P.M. on Animal Planet. (--"Real Housewives of New York's" Jill Zarin gets tips on how not to spoil her dog.)

--"Celebrity Ghost Stories" [2nd Season Finale] . . . 9:00 to 10:00 P.M. on Biogrpahy. (--Cheri Oteri, Corbin Bernsen, John Schneider and "Sopranos" actress Sharon Angela share their ghostly encounters.)

--"Perfectly Prudence" . . . 9:00 to 11:00 P.M. on the Hallmark Channel. (--Jane Seymour plays a Martha Stewart-type character. Her costars are her real daughter Katie Flynn, and former "Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman" love interest Joe Lando.)

--"Saturday Night Live" . . . 11:30 P.M. to 1:00 A.M. on NBC. (--Jim Carrey guest hosts and The Black Keys are the musical guest.)

Sunday TV Reminders:

--"AFC Wild Card Game" . . . 1:00 to 4:00 P.M. Eastern on CBS. (--The Baltimore Ravens take on the Kansas City Chiefs at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City.)

--"NFC Wild Card Game" . . . 4:30 to 7:30 P.M. Eastern on Fox. (--The Green Bay Packers battle the Philadelphia Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia.)

--"Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" . . . 8:00 to 9:00 P.M. on ABC. (--UFC fighter Randy Couture, wrestling coach Dan Gable, and survival expert Les Stroud help Ty and his crew build a new home.)

--"Bob's Burgers" [SERIES Premiere] . . . 8:30 to 9:00 P.M. on Fox. (--An addition to Fox's animated Sunday night block. It's about a family that owns a burger joint.)

--"Family Guy" . . . 9:00 to 9:30 P.M. on Fox. (--Drew Carey has a cameo as himself, as the host of "The Price is Right".)

--"Desperate Housewives" . . . 9:00 to 10:00 P.M. on ABC. (--Susan gets a surprise visit from her mom, played by Lesley Ann Warren . . . and her aunt, who's played by "Mary Tyler Moore's" Valerie Harper.)

--"Sarah Palin's Alaska" [1st Season Finale] . . . 9:00 to 10:00 P.M. on TLC.

--"The Cape" [SERIES Premiere] . . . 9:00 to 11:00 P.M. on NBC. (--A guy becomes a comic book hero after getting a suit with special abilities. He's played by Australian actor David Lyons. "Terminator" minx Summer Glau is also in it.)

--"Californication" [4th Season Premiere] . . . 9:00 to 9:30 P.M. on Showtime.

--"Episodes" [SERIES Premiere] . . . 9:30 to 10:00 P.M. on Showtime. (--"Friends" star Matt LeBlanc plays himself in this show about two British writers who come to Hollywood to remake their successful British TV series for an American audience.)

--"Kimora: Life in The Fab Lane" [4th Season Premiere] . . . 9:00 to 10:00 P.M. on Style.

--"Louis C.K.: Hilarious" . . . 10:00 to 11:00 P.M. on Comedy Central. (--Comedian Louis C.K. performs stand-up as he reflects on his divorce.)

--"Shameless" [SERIES Premiere] . . . 10:00 to 11:00 P.M. on Showtime. (--William H. Macy plays a single father of six children, who's also a shameless drunk. "Phantom of the Opera" minx Emmy Rossum is his oldest daughter.)

--"Robot Chicken" [5th Season Premiere] . . . 11:45 P.M. to Midnight on Adult Swim.

The Top 10 Workout Songs of 2010:

The workout music site surveyed 75,000 people to come up with a list of The Top 10 Workout Songs of 2010. Here they are:

#1.) Flo Rida & David Guetta, "Club Can't Handle Me"
#2.) Lady GaGa, "Bad Romance (Starsmith Remix)"
#3.) Ke$ha, "We R Who We R"
#4.) R.I.O., "After the Love"
#5.) Pitbull & Akon, "Shut It Down"
#6.) Taio Cruz & Ludacris, "Break Your Heart (Mixin Marc & Tony Svejda
Radio Edit)"
#7.) Black Eyed Peas, "Rock That Body (Chris Lake Remix)"
#8.) Yolanda Be Cool & DCUP, "We No Speak Americano"
#9.) Shiny Toy Guns, "Major Tom"
#10.) Edward Maya & Vika Jigulina, "Stereo Love"
(--To see The Top 10 Workout Songs for January 2011 . . . scroll halfway down the page, and look in the right column, here.)

Robert Plant Enjoyed Led Zeppelin's 2007 Reunion Concert, But He's Not Interested in Touring Around, Replaying Their Old Hits:

If ROBERT PLANT ever agrees to do a LED ZEPPELIN reunion tour, it'll be a GIGANTIC draw . . . and the band will make a TON of money. But until then, the question will always be: Why not? --Well, Plant attempted to answer that question in the new issue of "Rolling Stone". --Basically, he loved reuniting with Zeppelin for their one-off reunion show in 2007 . . . but he's not interested in doing a full-on tour. --He said, quote, "[The reunion show] was an amazing evening. The preparations for it were fraught and intense, but the last rehearsal was really, really good, for all that it represented and all that we were trying to capture. --"But I've gone so far somewhere else that I almost can't relate to it . . . it's a bit of a pain in the pisser to be honest. Who cares? I know people care, but think about it from my angle . . . soon, I'm going to need help crossing the street." --So essentially, Plant would rather be writing and performing NEW material as opposed to replaying Zeppelin songs over and over again on tour. (--In other words, Plant doesn't want the song to remain the same.) --He explained, quote, "There's nothing worse than a bunch of jaded old farts, and that's a fact. People who have written their story . . . they've gotten to the point where nothing moves. I don't deal in that, and I don't deal with anybody who deals in that."

Liam Gallagher Claims Noel Is Stealing Oasis Stuff for His Solo Career:

OASIS ended two years ago, but the GALLAGHER brothers haven't stopped fighting. --Here's the latest: LIAM GALLAGHER is accusing NOEL of recycling unreleased Oasis songs for his solo career. Liam says, quote, "I've heard his (effing) new record, because I (effing) sung on half of it." --The brothers are supposedly "estranged," so it's unclear how much he knows about Noel's project . . . but anything he DOES know is more than we do. As of now, there are no details on what Noel is working on. No news, no release dates, nothing.

A Demo of Britney Spears' New Single:

BRITNEY SPEARS has confirmed that her new single "Hold It Against Me" will be released next TUESDAY. (--Her next album is expected sometime in March.) --A demo version of the song has hit the Internet. It's so raw that it doesn't even have Britney's vocals. Some other chick is doing the singing. --On Twitter, Britney said, quote, "Heard an early demo of my new single leaked. If u think that's good, wait 'til you hear the real one Tuesday." (--Here's the demo . . .)


ZSA ZSA GABOR'S husband is still trying to decide whether to have Zsa Zsa's leg amputated below the knee . . . or continue treating the infection with antibiotics. Either way her life is in danger, and he has to make a decision by today.

NICK LACHEY'S rep says that Nick has NEVER pretended to be his own assistant.

RAVEN-SYMONE has lost some serious weight, although she says, quote, "I thought I looked fabulous before and nobody else did. So, whatever.",,20455299,00.html

PAUL HOGAN is launching an $80 million lawsuit against Australian authorities for damaging his good name and his earning potential with a five-year tax-fraud investigation against him that ultimately resulted in NO CHARGES.

TLC seems to want to give hypocritical Christian evangelist Ted Haggard his own reality show. First, they're going to try a one-hour special called "Ted Haggard: Scandalous" on January 16th. If it does well, they might develop it into a series.

BILL O'REILLY has landed an interview with PRESIDENT OBAMA, which will air as part of Fox's Super Bowl pre-game show on February 6th.,0,6178935.story

KATY PERRY will guest star on "How I Met Your Mother". There's no airdate yet.

PIERS MORGAN will interview OPRAH on the first episode of his new show "Piers Morgan Tonight" on January 17th. Piers, of course, is taking over LARRY KING'S timeslot on CNN.

The Homeless Guy with the Great Voice Landed Jobs with Kraft and MSNBC:

A few days ago, Ted Williams was a homeless guy with a smooth, deep voice on the streets of Columbus, Ohio. One viral video later, and the guy has gotten more sweet job offers than most of us will get in our whole lives. --Yesterday, we told you that Ted got job offers from tons of radio shows, plus MTV, NFL Films, and the Cleveland Cavaliers . . . even though he's got a LONG rap sheet and several misdemeanor convictions. --Well, the job offers just keep pouring in. Yesterday he secured deals with Kraft Foods, and he'll voice an ad that debuts on ESPN on Sunday during the Kraft Fight Hunger college football bowl. --He also secured a deal with MSNBC to do voiceover work for their "Lean Forward" campaign, which is about, quote, "celebrating the best ideas no matter where they come from." --And yesterday, he reunited with his 92-year-old mother, Julia, in New York. He said he was hoping to turn his life around . . . get off drugs, get off the streets . . . before she passed away. --He was in town to introduce the "Today" show, where he talked about the Kraft gig, cracked jokes about moving into LeBron's old house, and his descent into addiction and homelessness. (Columbus Dispatch)

84% of Us Plan On Looking For a New Job This Year:

When you get to work today, take a look around. Let's say you've got 20 co-workers. If they all get their wish, at least SEVENTEEN of them won't be working there by 2012. --According to a new survey by a career management firm called Right Management, EIGHTY-FOUR PERCENT of American workers say they're planning on actively looking for a new job this year. That's just under 17 out of 20. --Only 5% of people say that they plan on staying in their current position. The other 11% aren't going to look for new jobs, but wouldn't mind taking one if it falls in their lap. --Last year, in the same survey, only 60% said that they planned on actively looking for a new job. --The people at Right Management say the main reason for the planned exodus is that people have been clinging to jobs they don't like until the economy gets better. --Now, they're feeling like things are on the way up again . . . so they're making their moves. (Chicago Sun-Times)

Thinking About Getting Married? You'd Better Take This 12 Question Compatibility Test First:

Thinking about getting married? Let's make sure you're really ready. A British law firm put together this compatibility test, and they say that if a couple has agreed on the answers to all 12 of these questions, they're good to go. (--Even though a British law firm put this together, it still applies over here. I mean, there weren't any questions like "Do you enjoy figgy pudding during tea?" or "Do you vote Labour, or for the Tories?")

#1.) Do you know the extent of each other's assets and debts?

#2.) Do you see eye-to-eye on saving money and how you'll share or not share the money you each earn?

#3.) What sort of relationship do you want with both of your extended families?

#4.) Do you want children, and how many?

#5.) Do you want your children to attend private or public schools?

#6.) Do you agree on what religion you will bring up the children, and how much of a role religion will play in your lives?

#7.) Do you share common interests and like doing the same things on vacation?

#8.) What kind of lifestyle are you aiming for, and where do you want to live down the road?

#9.) Do you have any addictions your partner doesn't know about?

#10.) Are your career paths compatible with each other . . . and compatible with having children?

#11.) Do you want the "traditional" gender roles with a woman at home and a man working and making the money, or more "modern" shared responsibilities?

#12.) Are there any exes you're still hung up on?

--Again, if you've revealed all of the secrets from this quiz, like debts, exes, and addictions . . . and you agree on the other points, like children, religion, careers, and money . . . then you should be all set as a couple. (Yahoo News)

A Study Finds That Crying is One of the Quickest Ways To Kill a Man's Sexual Desire:

Here's SCIENTIFIC PROOF that a woman's tears are a bigger turn-off than taking a cold shower . . . while picturing your grandma naked . . . while looking at pictures of people with genital warts. --A new study out of Israel found that when men SMELL a woman's tears, they have an INSTANT and SHARP drop in sexual arousal and testosterone. --In other words, a woman's tears send men an unmistakable message that, quote, "Now's not a good time." So a man's brain INSTANTLY shuts down sexual interest. (Washington Post)

Buy the New Briefs That Come With Large, Fake, Plastic-Molded Junk To Wear Over Your Real Junk:

Is STUFFING YOUR PANTS not giving you enough of a fake bulge? Well here's a new answer to SERIOUSLY enhance what you're packing. They're called Shock Jock Flirt Briefs, and they might enhance you more than any underwear ever. --Here's how: They come with a cup which has large, fake manhood molded in the front . . . adding up to TWO INCHES and a realistic outline to your bulge. --They're selling for $29 for a pair online. (Gawker) (--You can see pictures of the underwear or buy them here . . .)

Children Born This Year Will Never Know Video Tapes, Movie Rental Stores, Paper Maps, Landlines, Evening News, and More:

Hey, who's in the mood to feel TRAGICALLY OLD? Here's a list of 12 things that children born this year will NEVER know.

#1.) Video tapes.

#2.) Travel agents.

#3.) Movie rental stores.

#4.) Paper maps.

#5.) Wired landline phones.

#6.) Paying for long distance.

#7.) Newspaper classifieds.

#8.) The evening news.

#9.) CDs.

#10.) Film cameras.

#11.) Yellow Pages and White Pages.

#12.) Catalogs.

(MoneyTalks News)
An 11-Year-Old Is Going To Court For Writing Her Name In Wet Cement:

An 11-year-old girl in New Jersey is going to court next week for participating in one of the great American rites of passage . . . writing her name in wet cement. --11-year-old Kelly Zierdt of Middlesex Township, New Jersey and some of her friends were writing their names in some wet cement on a sidewalk in front of their middle school when a police officer drove by. --He put them all in the back of the car and took them to the station. --All of Kelly's friends' parents paid a $250 fine for vandalism . . . but Kelly's parents refused. They said it was ridiculous. --So now, next week, Kelly will appear in front of a judge to face her vandalism charge. --Her father, Harry Zierdt, says this entire thing has, quote, "snowballed into a giant catastrophe." (New York Post)

It's Not Just Your House That's Going Down In Value . . . The Value of the White House Dropped $5.5 Million Last Month:

There's NO house that's immune to the falling real estate prices. Even the most famous house in this country. No, not Graceland. According to the real estate website, the WHITE HOUSE has lost almost 25% of its value in the last four years. --At the peak of the housing boom, the White House had a fair market value of about $332 MILLION. --That's reasonable for a 55,000-square-foot house in Washington, D.C. with 132 rooms . . . 16 bedrooms and 35 bathrooms . . . a bowling alley, tennis courts, and, we believe, a ton of totally badass secret passages and stripper pole rooms. --When PRESIDENT OBAMA and his family moved in back in January of 2009, the White House's value was down to about $292 MILLION. --Now, it's worth $252 MILLION . . . or $80 MILLION less than in 2007 . . . and it dropped $5.5 MILLION in value just last month. --When the White House was built (--between 1792 and 1800), it cost about $232,000, which is about $3 MILLION in today's money. How did they do it so cheap? A lot of the workers who built it were slaves. (Yahoo News)


A Man Robs a Domino's Driver At Gunpoint and Steals His Pizza and Wings . . . But Not His Money:

I guess all of Domino's effort to make their food actually taste better is really working. --On Tuesday, 20-year-old Isaiah Pickens of Colorado Springs, Colorado ordered a pizza . . . and when the Domino's guy got there, Isaiah pulled a GUN on him. --But he wasn't interested in the driver's money . . . he just wanted the pizza and the wings. The police tracked him down quickly and arrested him. (Denver Westword)

Two Guys Rob a Grocery Store, Then Try To Distract the Police By Calling In a Carjacking . . . Only They Give a Description of Their Getaway Car:

Two criminals in Orange County, Florida, thought they'd come up with a master plan on Wednesday. They robbed a Publix grocery store . . . then called 911 to distract the cops by reporting a carjacking. --There was only one problem. For some IDIOTIC reason, when they called in the carjacking, they said a white Honda Accord was jacked. And their getaway car was . . . a white Honda Accord. --So the cops tracked them down, pulled them over, connected the dots . . . and arrested them. Both men were charged with armed robbery and making a false report. Their names weren't released. (Orlando Sentinel)


Two cops in Florida are in trouble for their actions during a sex-for-drugs arrest, because they watched entire encounter before stepping in:

An anti-bullying study finds that the key to stopping bullying is curbing gossip, and that standing up to a bully . . . makes you more fun to bully in the future:

A guy comes home from vacation and finds the city demolished his house by mistake:

It's time to play, 'See if you can pass a citizenship test':

Photos of the Day, Part One: Obama . . . the first president to wear sandals in public?

Photos of the Day, Part Two: A woman's colonoscopy reveals a live cockroach:

Photos of the Day, Part Three: A pet turtle with wheels for back legs:


#1.) Joe Biden Had to Bribe a Three-Year-Old With a Mint to Get a Stolen Speech Back, And Told the Same Stupid Joke to Every Senator's Daughter:

JOE BIDEN had a big day in Congress on Wednesday, where he swore in the newest class of Senators. But that's the boring part. --He also had his speech stolen by Senator Ron Wyden's three-year-old son . . . and only got it back after trading it for a mint. --As an added bonus, Biden had to greet the Senators' families, and every time he met a young girl, he used the same dumb joke. He said, quote, "Just remember, no dates til you're 30." Nine times. And ABC News did a montage of all of them.
(--Search for "Biden swaps mint for speech" and "Biden's dating advice.")

#2.) A Contestant on Britain's "Got to Dance" Made a Fool of Herself . . . But the Crowd Loved It:

PAULA ABDUL'S new show is called "Live to Dance", but in the U.K., there's a show called "Got to Dance". And last month, a 34-year-old female contestant who goes by the stage name "Happiness" turned in the dance of the year . . . in a bad way. --She did an interpretive dance to the song "Scatman" that incorporated jumping, rolling around on the floor, and a series of lightning-fast karate chops. Basically, she made a fool of herself. But in the end, the crowd loved it.(--Search for "Got to Dance Happiness audition." She starts dancing at 1:36.)

#3.) A Guy Set a New Record . . . By Stuffing 20 Quarters In His Belly Button:

A video that was posted on YouTube in August is getting all kinds of attention now. It's of a greasy looking guy with a huge stomach trying to set a world record by fitting 20 quarters in his belly button. Spoiler alert: He succeeded.
(--Search for "20 quarters in belly button." He starts at :39 and succeeds at 1:30.)
Do Any Hangover Remedies Actually Work?

If you want to avoid a hangover this weekend, having a glass of water between drinks can help you stay sober longer, and keep you hydrated. --But when it comes to hangover CURES, most of them don't work, and some of them can make you feel WORSE. Here's a list of some tried-and-true hangover cures that don't really work . . . plus a few that do.

#1.) Hair of the Dog. Having another drink when you wake up DOES seem to make you feel slightly better. But only for a little while. The whole reason you feel bad in the first place is because you drank an amount of alcohol that's literally toxic. --So adding more to your system makes your hangover last longer, and can even result in a worse hangover the next day.

#2.) Sports Drinks. It's ridiculous, but scientists still don't completely understand what causes a hangover. They DO know that dehydration plays a major role, so sports drinks can definitely help, but not because of the electrolytes. --They help because sports drinks are mostly water.

#3.) A Greasy Breakfast. A lot of people swear by this, but there's no scientific evidence that eating greasy food helps a hangover. Doctors suggest eating stuff that's easier to digest, like toast or cereal, because the calories get into your system faster. --According to the author of "The Doctor's Hangover Handbook", no specific foods can cure a hangover. But for some people, honey helps.

#4.) Exercise. It CAN help, but let's be honest . . . If you're hungover, you're not going to the gym. But if you DO, make sure you drink plenty of water so you don't get even more dehydrated.

#5.) Alka-Seltzer. This year is the 80th anniversary of Alka-Seltzer, and people have been using it as a hangover remedy for almost as long. In 2001, the company even introduced a Morning Relief version specifically for hangovers. --The baking soda in it CAN help settle an upset stomach. But some of the other ingredients like aspirin and citric acid can irritate your stomach after a night of drinking.

#6.) Hangover Pills. A few popular ones are called Chaser, PreToxx, and RU 21. But at least eight separate studies have shown they don't work. And at the very best, they only help with a few symptoms. Doctors say you're better off taking a multivitamin.

#7.) Coffee. Caffeine restricts your blood vessels and ups your blood pressure, which can make you feel worse. But if you drink coffee every single morning, you should drink it when you have a hangover too. --If you don't, your body might go into caffeine withdrawal, which will give you an even bigger headache than you already have.

#8.) Pain Killers. They work, but they can also damage your body if you're a heavy drinker. Alcohol can damage the lining of your stomach, and you'll do even more damage if you take aspirin or ibuprofen after a big night out. --And Tylenol is risky for heavy drinkers because it can mess with your liver.

#9.) A Steam Bath. If anyone's ever told you that you can "sweat out" your hangover, they're wrong. It's just a myth . . . and a dangerous one. When you're hungover, the heat of a sauna can cause a drastic drop in blood pressure, or an abnormal heart beat. --Unfortunately the only thing that can COMPLETELY cure a hangover is time. (

Nine Dating Resolutions for 2011:

We're officially one week into 2011, which means you've probably broken about half of your New Year's resolutions by now. So to help you out, we've got nine new dating resolutions you should make, courtesy of

#1.) Define What You Want. Before you can FIND what you want, you have to KNOW what you want. So start the year off by making a list of qualities you're looking for, and keep it in mind when you meet someone with potential.

#2.) Assess Your Baggage. It's time to fess up and be honest with yourself . . . if you have ANY leftover feelings of anger or bitterness from your last relationship, don't take it any further into the New Year.

#3.) Get Off the Couch. Look, you know you're not going to meet Mr. Right while you're parked in front of your TV. So think of some places where you might meet some other single people, call up some friends, and make plans to go there.

#4.) Get Out of Your Comfort Zone. If you're the type of person who's had the same haircut for the past eight years, you've probably been dating the same type of person for just as long.
--In other words, if your past relationships haven't turned out the way you want, it's time to shake some things up. This year, make it your goal to rethink the kind of people you're dating, and be more open to pursuing people you normally wouldn't.

#5.) Date More than One Person at a Time. Dating more than one person at a time helps take the "this-has-to-work-out" pressure off. That's not to say you should go crazy and sleep with anything with a pulse, but until you get serious, try to date at least three people simultaneously.

#6.) Don't Force It. If you find yourself getting jaded by the whole dating thing, step back a little and take a break. Give yourself a week off and then get back out there.

#7.) Ditch the Deadlines. It's tempting to look at your friends, co-workers or siblings and compare yourself to them. But keep in mind that everyone is different. Just because your younger sister got engaged over Christmas doesn't mean YOU need to find a guy ASAP.

#8.) Date Yourself. Don't wait until you're in a relationship to take a trip overseas or eat at that new restaurant you've been dying to try. Give yourself permission to splurge on something that's totally indulgent, and only for you.

#9.) Enjoy the Journey. Dating is a process. Sometimes it's exciting, sometimes it's disappointing. But no matter what happens this year, remember that it's a journey, and you're learning along the way. (


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