Wednesday, February 2, 2011



Blake Lively is the Most Desirable Woman in the World, According to has released its annual list of the 99 Most Desirable Women in the World. And this year, "Gossip Girl" minx BLAKE LIVELY takes the top spot. --Blake jumped a massive 84 spots from 2010, when she was 85th. Her profile was probably lifted considerably by her appearance last year in BEN AFFLECK'S crime thriller, "The Town". --Blake was followed by MILA KUNIS at #2 and SOFIA VERGARA at #3. Here's this year's Top 10 . . .

#1.) Blake Lively

#2.) Mila Kunis

#3.) Sofia Vergara

#4.) Selita Ebanks

#5.) Miranda Kerr

#6.) British singer Cheryl Cole

#7.) Scarlett Johansson

#8.) Katy Perry

#9.) Anne Hathaway

#10.) "Mad Men" actress Jessica Pare --It looks like brunettes are in this year . . . because 70 of the 99 women on the list have dark hair. 27 are blondes and two are redheads. (--The redheads are busty "Mad Men" minx CHRISTINA HENDRICKS, who finished 21st on the list, and EMMA STONE, who came in at #32.) --The average age of this year's ladies is 28. British pop star PIXIE LOTT (#70) is the youngest. She just turned 20 a little over two weeks ago. And HALLE BERRY (#85) is this year's old hag at 44. --MEGAN FOX might want to note that ROSIE HUNTINGTON-WHITELEY . . . who replaced her in the "Transformers" franchise . . . also beat her on this list. --Rosie came in 15th, while Megan dropped from #11 last year to #49 this year. --Here's one other stat worth noting: This is the 10th year that AskMen has done its Most Desirable list . . . and only three women have made it EVER YEAR. --They are: ANGELINA JOLIE (#67), GISELE BUNDCHEN (#34) and BEYONCÉ (#23). (--You can check out the complete list here.)

Mariah Carey's Twins are a Boy and a Girl:

MARIAH CAREY has revealed that she'll give birth to a boy and a girl. She says, quote, "Even before we announced it was twins, I was trying to keep everything gender-neutral because I didn't want to impose an identity on them too soon. --"There were fan contests on Twitter about what gender they are and rumors about them being two boys or two girls, but nobody guessed this!" --According to husband NICK CANNON, Mariah is due in late April or early May.

Did Tiger Woods Scare Off Elin Nordegren's Boyfriend?

When he was married to ELIN NORDEGREN, TIGER WOODS nailed all the white women he wanted to. But now that they're divorced, Tiger isn't letting Elin slice herself off a piece of ANYBODY. --The "National Enquirer" says that Elin was dating some athlete she met at college. At 26 years of age, he's about five years younger than her. --Over Christmas, Elin left to visit her family in Sweden, and when she got back, he dumped her. Why? Because this guy received a visit from two of Tiger's "people". --A so-called "source" says, quote, "Elin said he was told that he'd be under 'great scrutiny' if he continued to see her, and it might get 'uncomfortable.' --"Frankly, I think he was scared silly. He told Elin that he didn't want to deal with the 'drama,' and thought it best that they didn't continue seeing each other." --There's also talk that Tiger once snuck into Elin's home and went through her diary and personal papers. --The source says, quote, "If Tiger really is doing these things . . . sneaking into her house and scaring her boyfriends . . . Elin says she'll take legal action."
Is Levi Johnston's Sister Going to Pose for "Playboy"?

The Johnston family of Wasilla, Alaska just continues to OOZE class. In 2009, LEVI posed nude . . . but did not expose his privates . . . for --And now, the word is that his 18-year-old sister MERCEDE will pose for "Playboy". And she's planning to take it ALL off.

Christina Applegate Had a Baby Girl:

CHRISTINA APPLEGATE gave birth to a baby girl last Thursday. This is her first child with fiancé MARTYN LENOBLE, the bass player for the band PORNO FOR PYROS. (--Martyn is 41 . . . Christina is 39.) --They named her Sadie Grace LeNoble. (--Christina and Martyn have been together for about three years. They got engaged last Valentine's Day.)

Miranda Cosgrove from "iCarly" May Have Already Found . . . and Lost . . . "The One":

"iCarly" star MIRANDA COSGROVE is only 17 . . . but she may have already met THE ONE. The only problem is, she has also already LOST him. --She tells "Seventeen" magazine, quote, "I've only had one serious boyfriend, but we dated for three years. We broke up not that long ago. He's the one guy I really, really liked. -"People say they have that one person they never forget. I feel like that. Even though we don't talk too much anymore, he'll be the one who got away." --Miranda says she got over the worst of it with the help of her friends . . . and a lot of crying. But the wound hasn't completely healed. --She says, quote, "I've been on two dates and I meet really nice people all the time, but I'm not completely over my ex. Right now I feel a little funny going out with people." (--At the risk of dipping into the same well that TAYLOR SWIFT gets her lyrics from, I have to say that it's pretty impossible to know anything about life, love and relationships when you're 17.)

Is Charlie Sheen's Family Considering a Conservatorship?

Sources say that CHARLIE SHEEN'S family is considering a conservatorship . . . so that his parents can gain control of his personal affairs and his massive estate. --It would be the same deal that BRITNEY SPEARS has with her dad. --A so-called "source" says, quote, "Charlie looks awful . . . he is very, very depressed and feels like the world is going against him. Charlie's parents are discussing getting a conservatorship of their son. --"They know that it's highly unlikely their petition would be granted, but they are trying to do whatever possible to save Charlie's life." -Meanwhile . . . TMZ is reporting that Charlie plans to return to the set of "Two and a Half Men" in three to four weeks. --And the producers plan to make up the lost episodes so that nobody on the cast and crew loses any money.

Joan Rivers Says Charlie Sheen Is "An Ass":

JOAN RIVERS is putting CHARLIE SHEEN on blast. --She says, quote, "I think he's an ass. When you have a child, darling, you'd better start setting an example. --"Childhood for you is over when you have a child. I find it outrageous to be carrying on like that. I also think that when you get the gold ring you have an obligation. --"The old studio system made you have an obligation to live a clean life and be the example. What am I going to tell my grandson who watches 'Two and Half Men'? I just think he's awful." (--Here's video of Charlie's neighbor, Dr. Paul Nassif, talking about the morning he called 911 for Charlie . . . and describing the conversation they had when he drove Charlie home from the hospital Thursday night.)

Was Halle Berry's Custody Battle with Gabriel Aubry Sparked by His Relationship with Kim Kardashian?

We still don't know why HALLE BERRY suddenly decided that GABRIEL AUBRY can no longer be trusted to care for their 2-year-old daughter Nahla. But KIM KARDASHIAN'S ASS might be partly to blame. --A so-called "source" says that Halle is jealous and controlling . . . and she LOST IT when Gabriel started dating Kim last year. (--The relationship has since ended.) --The source says, quote, "The real trouble started last year when Gabriel started dating a high profile reality TV star. --"Halle totally lost it with Gabriel and gave him an ultimatum: to choose between dating this girl or having a relationship with his daughter." (--So Kim isn't actually being mentioned by name here . . . but Gabriel wasn't linked romantically to anyone else . . . and reality TV stars don't get any more high-profile than Kim Kardashian. So the assumption is pretty safe.) --Gabriel was pretty much screwed at that point, because there was no custody agreement in place. So he chose Nahla over Kim . . . but immediately started legal proceedings to have his parental rights recognized --That's when Halle went to court claiming she was worried about Nahla's safety when she's in Gabriel's care. --The source says that's all complete B.S. . . . quote, "It's absolute trash talk . . . Gabriel is an amazing father, and he's hardly party central . . . the guy is bordering on one of the most boring, regular people I know! --"This is all about Halle not being able to control and manipulate Gabriel, therefore she's hitting him where she knows it will hurt most: holding his daughter away from him." --Gabriel reportedly has e-mails and voicemails from Halle that prove she's, quote, "a control freak manipulator" . . . and he'll use them in court if he has to. --Meanwhile . . . pro-Halle sources say Gabriel is the jealous lunatic who's prone to fits of rage. And she thinks Nahla is in danger when she's in his custody because he's, quote, "inattentive" to her.

Did Lindsay Lohan Steal Some High-End Jewelry?

The LAPD is reportedly seeking a warrant to search LINDSAY LOHAN'S Venice Beach home . . . because they think she stole some, quote, "high-end jewelry" . . . including a necklace. --And they have video of Lindsay wearing it. (--There's no word how Lindsay "stole" this jewelry . . . but it might be one of those situations where a jeweler loans bling to a celebrity so they'll wear it in public, and then the celebrity doesn't give it back.)

Zsa Zsa Gabor Was Rushed to the Hospital Yesterday:

93-year-old ZSA ZSA GABOR was rushed to the hospital yesterday, after she started spitting up blood. There's no word on her condition. --Zsa Zsa's husband, Prince Frederic von Anhalt, told, quote, "She is spitting up blood and water. The doctor thinks it's coming from her lungs so we rushed her to hospital right away. --"I don't know what to do. My poor girl, she is in so much pain. It is too much up and down with her, she can't take it anymore. What can I do? What can I do? I can't help her, I can't take away her pain. --"The doctors are looking at her now. We will see what they say." --Zsa Zsa is still recovering from having part of her right leg amputated last month due to a bad infection. And von Anhalt says the leg is infected again. --She's been in poor health since July, when she fell out of bed and broke her hip. After having hip replacement surgery and returning home, she was hospitalized again for a massive blood clot. At one point she was reportedly so ill that she asked for last rites. --Zsa Zsa's 94th birthday . . . should she choose to make it that long . . . is Sunday.

Kristen Stewart Has Auditioned to Play Lois Lane in the New "Superman" Movie:

KRISTEN STEWART has reportedly auditioned to play Lois Lane in the new "Superman" movie. And it'll be kind of interesting if she gets the part. --That's because she'll be starring alongside British actor HENRY CAVILL. Some years back, Henry auditioned for the part of Edward Cullen in the "Twilight" movies. --As everyone knows, Henry lost out to ROBERT PATTINSON . . . who would go on to nail Kristen in real life after meeting her on the set. (--You can probably make the case that if Henry had gotten the "Twilight" role, HE'D be the one nailing Kristen Stewart now. I'm not saying she's easy. It's just that even FAKE vampires are hard to resist.) (--And you have to admit . . . stealing Robert Pattinson's woman would MAKE Henry Cavill as a Hollywood player. It would also be sweet revenge on Pattinson for beating him out for "Twilight".) --Kristen is NOT the only actress in the running for the part, though. Others include Rachel McAdams, Jessica Biel, Malin Akerman from "Watchmen" and Dianna Agron from "Glee". (--All of whom are a MUCH better fit for Lois Lane.)

The Ricky Gervais / Golden Globes "Controversy" Is Still Raging!

For those of you who are CLOSELY following the blow-by-blow on whether or not RICKY GERVAIS will be returning to host next year's Golden Globes . . . yesterday was a big day for you. (--It's still questionable whether immersing yourself in all the articles was worth missing your daughter's first piano recital . . .) (--But I do understand that it was a split-second call. And really, these piano recitals are probably going to be a dime a dozen.) (???) --For the rest of you, here's a rundown of all the heart-stopping twists and turns:--It began when Ricky told Britain's "Heat" magazine that despite all the so-called "controversy" over his jokes, the Golden Globes wanted him to return next year. --He said, quote, "It was discussed on every news channel and chat show for weeks. The ratings went up again, and the organizers asked me to consider a third year. I don't think I should. I don't know what I could do better. --"I certainly couldn't get more press for them, that's for sure." --However, the president of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association . . . the organization behind the Golden Globes . . . DENIED it. He said, quote, "There is no truth to this rumor. We have not asked him to come back. Nice try, Ricky." (--This was the same guy who previously described Ricky's performance by saying . . . quote, "He definitely crossed the line . . . and some of the things were totally unacceptable. But that's Ricky.") --Ricky then said that he'd been misunderstood. He said he wasn't talking about the Hollywood Foreign Press when he said "organizers" . . . he meant the show's producers, including NBC. --He said, quote, "You may have read that I am hosting next year's Golden Globes. This is not true. Not yet anyway. The TV show organizers said they were happy with everything and asked me to not rule out a third gig. --"However, it is not entirely up to them. The Hollywood Foreign Press and various other committees need to meet and agree. I have no idea if they want me back. --"It depends whether they care about 50 delicate egos in the room . . . or the 200 million people watching at home who want a laugh. --"Also, even if they did want me back, at the moment I'm pretty sure I shouldn't do it. But I'll tell you this. If they do invite me back and I accept, I'm going to pull exactly the same (crap) again or even worse." (--Wow. Riveting stuff. Stay tuned!!!)

The Betty White Juggernaut Rolls On:

Apparently, the BETTY WHITE juggernaut wasn't just a 2010 flash in the pan. --Betty's TV movie "The Lost Valentine", which also starred JENNIFER LOVE HEWITT, attracted nearly 14.6 million viewers on CBS this past Sunday night. --That made it the most-watched "Hallmark Hall of Fame" movie in four years. (--I don't know what that means exactly, but it sounds pretty impressive. I did hit up Hallmark's site, and they're already selling the movie on DVD.) (--Here's a mild coincidence for you: While "The Lost Valentine" was airing on CBS . . . over on TNT, Betty White was winning a Screen Actors Guild award for her work on the TV Land show, "Hot in Cleveland".)

Yet Another Show With a Naughty Title Is In Development:

For whatever reason, the sudden trend of putting bad words in TV show titles is GROWING. Now, ABC is developing a new "primetime soap opera" called "Good Christian (B-words)". (--It sounds a little like "Dallas". In fact, it's set in Dallas.) --They already have shows in the works called "Don't Trust the (B-word) in Apartment 23" and "My Frickin' Family" . . . and of course, there's CBS' "(Bleep) My Dad Says".

Was "SNL's" Estro-Maxx Skit Insensitive to Transgender People?

GLAAD . . . the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation . . . is accusing "Saturday Night Live" of airing a, quote, "dangerous and blatantly anti-transgender" skit this past weekend. --The skit was a fake commercial for a product called "Estro-Maxx" . . . a "once-daily estrogen supplement." (--You can watch the skit, here.) --Here's GLAAD's argument: "The piece was a mock commercial for estrogen replacement therapy and featured men with facial hair wearing dresses, meant to represent transgender women. --"This segment cannot be defended as 'just a joke' because there was no 'joke' to speak of. The attempted comedy of the skit hinges solely on degrading the lives and experiences of transgender women. --"Holding people up for ridicule simply on the basis of their identity fuels a hurtful climate and puts people in danger, especially given how infrequently the media shines a fair and accurate light on the lives of transgender people. --"[This] unfunny skit sends a destructive and dehumanizing message." (--No one from NBC or "Saturday Night Live" has responded yet.)

Larry Hagman Is Officially Onboard for the "Dallas" Remake:

It's now official: Former "Dallas" star LARRY HAGMAN is onboard for the remake, which is being developed by TNT. He joins PATRICK DUFFY and LINDA GRAY, who have already signed on. --Larry will play the infamous J.R. Ewing again, but this time, he won't be one of the central figures. The new "Dallas" will focus on the old characters' KIDS. The new stars will include JORDANA BREWSTER and JOSH HENDERSON.
"American Idol's" Back on Top of the Ratings . . . At Least Until This Weekend's Super Bowl:

With the NFL taking a breather until this Sunday's Super Bowl, "American Idol" easily grabbed the top two spots in the ratings. Wednesday's episode had just over 25 million viewers, while 22.5 million tuned in on Thursday. --By comparison, only 13.4 million people watched Sunday's "NFL Pro Bowl". That was good enough for 4th place . . . right behind BETTY WHITE'S Hallmark Hall of Fame movie "The Lost Valentine", which she costarred in with JENNIFER LOVE HEWITT.

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

--"American Idol" [Auditions Show] . . . 8:00 to 9:00 P.M. on Fox.

--"Live to Dance" [Performance Show] . . . 8:00 to 9:00 P.M. on CBS.

--"Howe & Howe Tech" [2nd Season Finale] . . . 8:00 to 9:00 P.M. on Discovery.

--"Chase" . . . 9:00 to 10:00 P.M. on NBC. (--Former "Ugly Betty" star Eric Mabius guests as a bad cop who's been taking advantage of single moms.)

--"True Hollywood Story: Kate Gosselin" . . . 10:00 to 11:00 P.M. on E!

--"Hot in Cleveland" . . . 10:00 to 10:30 P.M. on TV Land. (--"The View's" Sherri Shepherd guest stars as a judge presiding over a case involving the mob ties of Elka's late husband. Elka is Betty White's character.)

--"Retired at 35" . . . 10:30 to 11:00 P.M. on TV Land. (--John O'Hurley guest stars as Elaine's new astronaut boyfriend. (--O'Hurley played J. Peterman on "Seinfeld" before becoming the ultimate winner on the first season of "Dancing with the Stars".)

Elton John Has Outed Billy Joel . . . As an Alcoholic:

In the February 17th issue of "Rolling Stone", ELTON JOHN is publicly OUTING BILLY JOEL as an alcoholic, and asking him to get help. --This wouldn't be the first time Billy has gone to rehab. He spent a month in a California facility in 2005 . . . and he was also treated for alcohol abuse in Connecticut in 2002. --But Elton says Billy is at the point where he needs to step it up, and go through a more hardcore rehab program . . . like he did. He says he wants Billy to do it so that he can, quote, "do something better" with his life. --Elton also says he knows that Billy is going to "hate" him for saying this in "Rolling Stone", but he says he's doing it out of "tough love." --Neither Billy nor his reps have commented yet. (--Back in 2003, Billy said, quote, "I can abuse alcohol, if the demons get me, I'll go on a bender. It's happened to me before. That's why I went into rehab. I was on a binge. I was on a bender. And I said this is stupid. I gotta stop.) (--"And I went and I did stop. And I've learned to recognize what those signs are. Everybody can abuse alcohol . . . anybody can drink too much. But I've cooled that out.")

Rihanna Unleashes a New Music Video, and Chris Brown Announces the Release Date for His Next Album:

I don't know if you remember this . . . or care . . . but in the aftermath of CHRIS BROWN'S assault on RIHANNA, when they were both trying to return to their music careers, they had an eerie habit of making news on the SAME DAY. --Of course, that's "eerie" only if it wasn't orchestrated by one or both of them, which could very well have been the case. Regardless, it's happened again. --Yesterday, Rihanna released her video for "S&M", while Chris revealed the release date for his next album. --Rihanna's "S&M" video is kinky, naturally. Among other things, she plays a sexy dominatrix who fools around with the media. In one scene, she walks annoying blogger Perez Hilton around on a leash. (--You can watch the video, here.) --Chris' next album "F.A.M.E." will be released on March 22nd. He has talked about making it a two-disc set, but we don't know if that's happening. --He'll also be the musical guest on the February 12th episode of "Saturday Night Live". It'll be his first time on "SNL". (--RUSSELL BRAND will host.)
Slash Loves Watching "SpongeBob SquarePants" and Cooking Shows:

SLASH filled out one of those 25 Things You Don't Know About Me lists for . . . and here are a few of the things he put down:

--"I watch 'SpongeBob SqaurePants'."

--"I hate reality TV, but I love cooking shows and documentaries."

--"I don't know how to cook."

--"I don't eat anything from the sea."

--"When I was seven years old, I changed my name from Saul to Mark, but I've since changed it back to Saul." (--His real name is Saul Hudson.)

--"I've flat-lined three times (that I know of)."

--"I refused to use a computer until around eight years ago."

(--You can check out the entire list here.)

Nicki Minaj Doesn't Want Young Kids to Listen to Her Music:

NICKI MINAJ feels uncomfortable with YOUNG CHILDREN listening to her music. --She says, quote, "Being honest, if I had a daughter I wouldn't want her listening to a Nicki Minaj CD until she was a certain age. --"Even when I meet my fans and they tell me they are 12, I cringe a little. I always say, 'Listen. I don't want you saying the bad words, put school first.'" (--Nicki didn't say what age she'd recommend, but her debut album, "Pink Friday" DID come with a Parental Advisory sticker . . . for what it's worth.)


If you vote for's annual "Anatomy Awards", you can win an iPad. (The NomiNudes)

JAIME PRESSLY was charged yesterday with THREE separate counts of driving under the influence, thanks to her traffic stop on January 5th in Santa Monica. One of those charges is for having a blood-alcohol level over .20%. (Full Story)

LISA KUDROW and WEIRD AL YANKOVIC got off a plane at the same time at JFK Airport in New York on Monday. But it was probably just a bizarre coincidence. They weren't traveling together or anything. (Full Story)

Did VIVICA FOX pee her pants at Los Angeles International Airport? (Full Story)

Justin Bieber, Rob Kardashian, "Seinfeld's" Jason Alexander, Zachary Levi from "Chuck" and Ty Burrell from "Modern Family" are among the celebrities playing in this year's NBA All-Star Celebrity Game on February 18th. (Full Story)

SNOOKI was asked who's hotter, PRESIDENT OBAMA or former president GEORGE W. BUSH. She said, quote, "I thought George Bush was pretty cute . . . for an old man." (Full Story)

WHITNEY HOUSTON performed at the funeral of BOBBY BROWN'S mother on Monday. She sang "Precious Lord Take My Hand" and the NEW EDITION song "Never Would Have Made It". (--Watch a low quality video of her singing at the funeral, here.)

LADY GAGA and ELTON JOHN sing a duet in the upcoming animated movie "Gnomeo & Juliet" . . . but to hear it, you'll have to see the movie, because the version on the soundtrack will only feature Elton. (Full Story)

Sal Picinich . . . from the TLC show "Cake Boss" . . . died of cancer on Sunday. He was 63. (Full Story)

RUSSELL BRAND will host "Saturday Night Live" on February 12th. CHRIS BROWN will be the musical guest. This Saturday, it'll be former "SNL" star DANA CARVEY with LINKIN PARK. (Full Story)


One Out of Eight People Watches the Super Bowl Just For the Commercials:

There's a reason that companies will happily pay $3 MILLION for a 30-second ad during the Super Bowl. --The other 364 days of the year, we hate ads and fast forward through them. During the Super Bowl, people talk about the ads, dissect them . . . and pay more attention to THEM than to the game. --According to a new survey, of the people who plan on watching the Super Bowl, 12%, or about one out of eight, are watching it ONLY to see the commercials. --Budweiser commercials are the ones they're anticipating the most, followed by Bud Light, Doritos, Go Daddy, and Pepsi. --61% of people who are watching the Super Bowl say they're most looking forward to the game itself. 19% are just in it for the party. (--The survey didn't say what the other 8% of people are motivated by.) --About two out of every three Americans plan on watching the Super Bowl. --The most common place that people will watch the game is at home. The second-most common place to watch is at a Super Bowl party. (PR Newswire)

Some of the Crazier Super Bowl Bets You Can Make Include the Length of the National Anthem, Fergie's Outfit, and Mentions of Brett Favre:

Every year, sports books go all out for the Super Bowl. They don't just let you bet on the game . . . you can bet on all kinds of things that have nothing to do with football. Here are some of the best ones you can bet on this year:

--How long will it take CHRISTINA AGUILERA to sing the National Anthem? Over one minute, 54 seconds gets two-to-three odds . . . the odds that it'll go less than a minute, 54 seconds are six-to-five.

--What will the first touchdown celebration be? There are odds on everything from spiking the ball at two-to-one, all the way up to MOONING THE FANS at 20-to-1. A good bet might be a player flexing his biceps, at six-to-one.

--What will FERGIE wear in the halftime show? The BLACK EYED PEAS are performing at the half. Fergie wearing pants or a dress gets even odds . . . shorts are three-to-one . . . a bodysuit is seven-to-one . . . and a THONG is at 10-to-one.

--How many times will FOX mention BRETT FAVRE during the game? Favre was the last quarterback to lead the Packers to the Super Bowl. The odds he gets over 2.5 mentions are one-to-two . . . the odds of fewer mentions are three-to-two.

--How many NFL players will be arrested during Super Bowl weekend? If you think any current players will be arrested, you can bet that at three-to-two odds. No arrests has one-to-two odds.

--Which Super Bowl commercial will rate highest on the "USA Today" Ad Meter? Budweiser and Bud Light both have 11-to-four odds . . . Doritos has 11-to-two . . . GoDaddy is 10-to-1 . . . Pepsi is six-to-one . . . and any other ad is five-to-two.

--All of these odds come from,, and (11 Points) (--You can check out even more bets here.)
Michael Vick Has Dropped From the Most Hated Person In Sports To . . . The Second-Most Hated Person In Sports:

MICHAEL VICK had a phenomenal season as the quarterback for the Philadelphia Eagles this year. Which begs the question: If you're good enough at football, will the public forgive you for breeding, fighting, and brutalizing dogs a few years back? --And the answer is . . . maybe a little. In the annual survey of America's most hated people in sports, Vick dropped from number one last year to . . . number two this year. –

The most hated man in sports this year is AL DAVIS. He's the owner of the Oakland Raiders and hasn't committed any actual crimes . . . other than the way he's abused his franchise and its fans.

--TIGER WOODS came in as the fourth most hated person in sports.

--BEN ROETHLISBERGER, the quarterback for the Steelers, didn't make the top 10. Last year he was on the list. Earlier this season, he was suspended for four games while the police investigated him for sexual assault. He was never charged.

--The top 10 goes: Davis . . . Vick . . . Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones . . . Woods . . . Tampa Bay Rays outfielder Manny Ramirez . . . Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Terrell Owens . . . --Washington Redskins defensive lineman Albert Haynesworth . . . former baseball player Mark McGwire . . . former college basketball coach Bob Knight . . . and Tennessee Titans wide receiver Randy Moss. (Forbes)

Women Prefer Sex Over Chocolate . . . But Prefer Money Over Sex:

Quick status update here on where women's priorities are in 2011. Chocolate is okay, sex is better . . . and money's better than both of those. -In a new survey, 73% of women said they'd prefer great sex every week for five years than free chocolate every week for five years. --But 91% said they'd rather get a lump sum of $1,000 once than free chocolate every week for five years. --For some reason, they didn't release the exact percentages on this . . . but they say that the majority of women went for the grand over five years of great sex. (AdAge)

Word of the Day: Snowbilly

snowbilly (noun) /sno billie/ - the equivalent of a hillbilly, but from an area known for its snow, including Alaska, Canada, North Dakota, Minnesota, and Wisconsin. --Example: The winter storm is so bad that I got drunk on fire whiskey and thought about buying a snowmobile. I'm getting dangerously close to becoming a full-on snowbilly.

The Key To Predicting Whether a Date Is Going To Work Out Is . . . How Much Your Date Talks Like You:

According to a new study, if you want to predict how a first date is going to go, all you need to do is . . . see if the person you're dating talks like you. --James Pennebaker is a professor at the University of Texas. And he found that couples who use similar speech patterns tend to be much more compatible than couples that don't. --And this doesn't necessarily mean you both use the same level of vocabulary words, or you both like to curse up a storm, or you both end every sentence like Ghostface Killah with "know what I'm sayin'?" --According to Pennebaker, you should look for the little words you're both using. If you're both casually referencing things you talked about earlier in the same way, it shows you're both tuned into the conversation. --For example, if you mention an article you read about the iPhone and then, 20 minutes later, you reference "the article" and he or she knows what article you're talking about and also calls it "the article" . . . it shows you're both comfortable. --In the study, couples that used those familiar terms were four times more likely to go on a second date. (Reuters)
TV Is Still the Most Popular Medium In the Country:

According to a new survey of Americans, the most popular form of media in the country is . . . TELEVISION. Well, I'm sure it's ACTUALLY radio, but they just forgot to include that as one of the choices. So we'll go with television. --71% of Americans say that TV is one of their three favorite forms of media. It beat out the Internet, which got 46%, and music, which got 35%. Movies only got 25% of the vote. --The survey also found that 59% of people in this country own a flat-screen TV . . . that's up from 17% in 2007. And 43% own a DVR, which is up from 26% in 2007. --22% of people say they watch TV while they use their computers. (Hollywood Reporter)

Mark Zuckerberg's Dad Is Trying To Help His Dental Business By Advertising Himself As the "Father Of Facebook":

MARK ZUCKERBERG is worth more than $6 BILLION from Facebook . . . but apparently, he hasn't been kicking any of that cash back to his parents. Because his dad is still working . . . and is now USING Facebook to drum up more business. --Mark's father is Edward Zuckerberg, a dentist in Dobbs Ferry, New York. And he just sent out a letter to all of the new residents of Dobbs Ferry trying to get new clients by saying, quote, "I am literally the Father of Facebook." --There's no word if it's led to any new business. (Time) (--You can check out a copy of the letter here, or check out Dr. Zuckerberg's Facebook page here.)

A Woman Swerves Off the Road and Crashes Her Car Into a Building . . . Which Happens To Be Her Insurance Company's Office Building:

Well, at least this woman won't have any trouble finding an insurance agent to help her file a claim. --On Monday night in Tampa, a woman swerved off the road and crashed her Saab sedan into an office building . . . which just so happened to be the office building where her INSURANCE COMPANY is located. --The woman's name wasn't released. She suffered minor injuries and was taken to the hospital. --No one inside the building was hurt, but she left a huge hole in the wall and her car was pretty messed up. --The people at Adrian Fernandez Insurance say this is actually the THIRD time in 10 years that a car has crashed into their building . . . but it's the first time one of those cars was driven by a client. --The police are still investigating why she swerved and jumped the curb. (St. Petersburg Times)


A Woman Sets Fire To Her Apartment When She Tries To Use a Chopstick To Light Her Crackpipe:

Here's more proof that CRACK DON'T SMOKE ITSELF. Because the woman in this story made two HORRIBLE tactical errors when it came to smoking her crack . . . and almost burned her apartment complex down. -The woman is 61 years old, and her name hasn't been released. Last week, she was in her apartment in Seattle, Washington and around 3:45 P.M., she decided to smoke some crack. --She filled up her crackpipe, then realized she didn't have a lighter. So she grabbed a chopstick . . . lit it on fire using the stove . . . then tried to use it to light the crackpipe. That was her first horrible tactical error . . . since it didn't work. --She dropped the lit chopstick on her couch and went to a neighbor's apartment to try to borrow a lighter. That was her second major error . . . because apparently she didn't realize the lit chopstick might set the couch on fire. --And it did. --Her apartment went up in flames. Firefighters made it to the scene and were able to put it out before the fire could spread . . . but it did manage to do more than $30,000 in damage. --The woman hasn't been charged . . . so far. (Seattle Post-Intelligencer)


Super Bowl Stupidity # 1: Officials in Greene County, Pennsylvania will vote today on whether to change their name to "Black and Gold County" . . . to show their support for the Steelers against the Green Bay Packers this Sunday. (Full Story)

Super Bowl Stupidity # 2: A homeless couple won tickets to the Super Bowl. You had to walk around Green Bay asking random people, quote, "Have you been to Dallas lately?" . . . because a representative from the Dallas Visitors Bureau was giving tickets to the first person who approached him with the question. (Full Story)

Want to know how bad the snow is? A guy in Queens killed himself last Wednesday with a shotgun blast . . . but the cops only found him inside his snow-covered car yesterday. (Full Story)

According to Nielsen, black people prefer BlackBerrys, and Asians prefer iPhones. (Full Story)

A father in Arizona complained to the cops that a teenager took $400 worth of pot from his son without paying . . . so he and his son were both arrested for dealing drugs. (Full Story)

What do kids call their gay parents? Some of the unexciting terms people have settled on include 'Dad and Daddy' . . . 'Daddy and Papa' . . . and 'Mommy and Mommy 2.' (Full Story)

According to Activision, the brave nerds who play "Call of Duty: Black Ops" have shot down 1.2 billion airplanes, destroyed 900 million cars, and killed 62 billion people since November . . . virtually. That's nine times the world's population. And every day, players fight the equivalent of World War Two over 160 times. (Full Story)

Single guys in India can get a virtual wife online, and receive automated voicemails that depend on her personality. There's the devoted wife, the bossy control-freak, the excitable secretary, and the ambitious banker. (Full Story)


#1.) Here's a Montage of Movie Characters Reciting the Alphabet . . . Starting with Arnold Schwarzenegger and Ending with "The Matrix":

There's a new montage on YouTube called "The Movie Alphabet" . . . the person who made it found scenes of movie characters saying letters from the alphabet, then strung them together from A to Z. --But some of the letters are actually words. Like, the letter "B" is CHRIS FARLEY in "Tommy Boy" screaming that his car is filled with "bees" . . . and "Y" is STEVE BUSCEMI saying the WORD "why" in "Reservoir Dogs".
(--Search for "The Movie Alphabet")

#2.) A Florida Couple Tried to Build the World's Largest Functioning Yo-Yo . . . But When They Tried to Use It, Things Didn't Go Well:

A couple in Jacksonville, Florida tried to break the world record for largest functioning yo-yo, and started by building one that weighed almost 7,000 pounds. --But the thing didn't even come close to working. To beat the record, it had to be dropped from at least 75 feet, and go up and down at least three times. But instead, it got to the end of the rope, slipped off, and came crashing to the ground. (--Search for "Biggest Yo-Yo Spins Out of Control." They drop it at :46 and it hits the ground at 1:01.)

#3.) If You Want to Sing Like a Rock Star, Check Out This Lame Instructional Video by the Bassist of Vanilla Fudge:

The guys who organize the FOUND FOOTAGE FESTIVAL have their own online show, and on a recent episode they featured an instructional video called "How to Sing Like a Rock Star". --It's by the former bassist of the '60s psychedelic rock band Vanilla Fudge. The best part is when he goes from the lowest note he can sing to the highest note he can sing . . . in six seconds.
(--Search for "How to Sing Like a Rock Star." He shows off his pipes at 1:40.)
Five Things That Happen All the Time in Movies . . . But Never in Real Life:

Some website made a list of things that happen all the time in the movies, but never in real life. So it has absolutely no educational value, but it's interesting . . . which is exactly what the Internet is for. Here are the top five.

#1.) Someone Mysteriously Disappears from a Street Corner When a Big Bus Drives By. Obviously that never happens in real life . . . unless the bus stopped, sat there for 30 seconds, and picked them up.

#2.) Hearing a Dial Tone When Someone Hangs Up on You. In real life, the line just goes silent. But in the movies, they always add a dial tone so the audience knows what's happening.

#3.) Hackers Only Need a Few Seconds to Hack Into a Computer System. In reality, it's not a one-step process at all. And even the best hackers might need hours or even MONTHS to hack into a heavily encrypted system.

#4.) Instant DNA Results. When police order DNA tests in the movies, they usually get the results a few days later, or even sooner. But in reality, most police departments have a backlog, and it takes months.

#5.) Making a Mad Dash to the Airport to Stop Someone You Love From Leaving. Maybe it actually DID happen . . . 20 years ago. But in 2011 it makes no sense, because everyone has a cell phone. (
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