Wednesday, February 9, 2011



It's Official: Lindsay Lohan Will Be Charged with Felony Grand Theft Today:

LINDSAY LOHAN will be charged with felony grand theft today, for allegedly stealing a $2,500 necklace from a jewelry store in Venice, California. --The Los Angeles District Attorney's Office says she's required to show up in court this afternoon for her arraignment. She could face several years in prison if convicted. --The D.A. also wants Lindsay to spend six months in county jail for violating her probation. That's on top of any sentence she might receive for the alleged theft. --Lindsay continues to maintain that the necklace was ON LOAN. Surveillance video shows Lindsay wearing the necklace in the store. And paparazzi photos show her wearing it days later. --Last week, after it was announced that police had obtained a warrant to search her home for it, the necklace was turned in to police by someone other than Lindsay. --Lindsay is also facing potential charges for allegedly assaulting an employee at the Betty Ford clinic. (--To add insult to injury, Lindsay is also being sued by a company called Tanning Vegas. They say she owes them more than $40,000 for tanning services rendered between 2007 and 2009.)

Will Lindsay Lohan Plead Not Guilty Today?

LINDSAY LOHAN'S attorney had previously said that if Lindsay Lohan is hit with a felony theft charge, they'll fight it all the way. And now, sources say Lindsay plans to plead NOT GUILTY at her arraignment today. --One source claims that Lindsay said, quote, "I'm pleading not guilty because I'm NOT."

Is Lindsay Lohan Up for a Part in the New Superman Movie?

It seems insane that anyone would book LINDSAY LOHAN for a long-term commitment right now, but sources say she's up for a part in the new Superman movie. --She's supposedly in talks for a, quote, "major role" . . . but it's probably NOT Lois Lane. --A so-called "source" says, quote, "She's serious about making a comeback. No booze, no drugs. She wants people to remember why she was famous in the first place, and that's because she's talented." --When Lindsay's hot-but-irresponsible mom DINA LOHAN was contacted, all she would say was, quote, "We really can't make a comment at this time."

Cynthia Nixon and Her Partner Have a New Baby:

"Sex and the City" star CYNTHIA NIXON and her unfathomably sexy life partner Christine Marinoni have a new baby. --Christine gave birth to a baby boy on Monday. They named him Max Ellington Nixon-Marinoni. --This is Christine's first child. Cynthia already has a 14-year-old daughter and an 8-year-old son from a previous relationship with a yucky man. --It seems odd that Christine would carry the child, since she's so obviously the DUDE in the relationship. Cynthia even admitted that in an interview last year with the gay magazine "The Advocate". --She said, quote, "A lot of what I love about [Christine] is her butchness."

Jude Law and Sienna Miller Have Broken Up Again:

JUDE LAW and SIENNA MILLER tried to give it another shot . . . and once again, it didn't last. They broke up a few weeks ago, and a source says, quote, "It is mutual and amicable and they are still friends." --Jude and Sienna first hooked up in 2003, but they broke up in 2006 . . . after Jude got caught nailing his kids' nanny. They got back together in 2009, and had been dating ever since.

Halle Berry Says Her Baby IS Black:

We've heard rumors that GABRIEL AUBRY is a bit racist . . . and that he gets mad when people refer to his daughter Nahla as black. --If that's the case, then he can't be happy that Nahla's mother, HALLE BERRY, has decided that their daughter IS black. --In the new issue of "Ebony" magazine, Halle says, quote, "I feel she's black. I'm black and I'm her mother, and I believe in the one-drop theory." (--The "one-drop theory" . . . also known as the "one-drop rule" . . . is the concept that if you've got one drop of African-American blood in you, then that's what you are.) (--It's not exactly a positive term. In fact, it was used during the segregation era in the United States, in order to establish a person's color for classification and legal purposes.) --But Halle adds that it's going to be up to Nahla to ultimately decide how she wants to identify herself . . . quote, "What I think is that that's something she's going to have to decide. I'm not going to put a label on it. --"I had to decide for myself, and that's what she's going to have to decide . . . how she identifies herself in the world. And I think, largely, that will be based on how the world identifies her. That's how I identified myself." --Halle is only half-black herself. Her mother is white. And she says it's not easy figuring out who you are when you're of mixed-race. --She says, quote, "If you're of multiple races, you have a different challenge, a unique challenge of embracing all of who you are but still finding a way to identify yourself, and I think that's often hard for us to do. --"I identify as a Black woman, but I've always had to embrace my mother and the White side of who I am, too. --"By choosing, I've often [wondered], 'Well, would that make her feel like I'm invalidating her by choosing to identify more with the Black side of myself?'" (--Since Halle is only half-black herself, that makes Nahla one-quarter black. But in this country, if you have even one one-hundredth black in your ancestry, and you don't look like a refugee from the cast of "Friends", you're treated as black.)

Channing Tatum Expects to Be Murdered By Justin Bieber at the Box Office This Weekend:

This weekend, CHANNING TATUM plays a Roman soldier in "The Eagle". The movie goes head-to-head with JUSTIN BIEBER'S flick, "Never Say Never". And Channing doesn't like his own chances. --He says, quote, "He's probably going to kill us. Bieber's probably going to murder us. But, it's just the way it goes, you know? He can't really do anything about that. --"You can't really get mad at it. It's just one of those things. Hopefully, the kid is great in it. I'll probably end up seeing it somehow, or whatever. I don't know how, but I'll probably end up seeing it too. So, good job, Justin Bieber."

"The Beaver" Has Been Delayed:

MEL GIBSON'S comeback will have to wait. The release of "The Beaver" has been pushed back just a bit. It was originally supposed to open in limited released on March 23rd, then expand into more theaters on April 8th. --Now it's opening in limited release on May 6th, and then wide on May 20th. The delay was caused by a scheduling conflict with director JODIE FOSTER, who's in France right now filming a new ROMAN POLANSKI movie called "Carnage". (--So now we know when Jodie Foster's "Beaver" will open . . . and when it will open WIDE. I'm still a little surprised that Jodie let Mel Gibson be in her "Beaver". Maybe she had too much to drink?)

Julia Roberts Will Play the Evil Queen in One of Those "Snow White" Movies:

It's official: JULIA ROBERTS will play the evil queen in "The Brothers Grimm: Snow White". There's no word on any other casting. --Remember, there's another "Snow White" movie in the works called "Snow White and the Huntsman". That one will star CHARLIZE THERON as the queen and VIGGO MORTENSEN as the Huntsman. --KRISTEN STEWART is in talks to play Snow White.

It's Official: Keith Olbermann Is Going to Current TV:

Yesterday, KEITH OLBERMANN confirmed that he's taking his liberal talents to AL GORE'S network, Current TV. Keith hosted "Countdown" on MSNBC for almost eight years before abruptly quitting last month. --Keith will host a new one-hour nightly show on the network, which he describes as, quote, "an improved, and we hope amplified and stronger version of the show that I just did at my previous network." It'll debut sometime this spring. --He has also been named Current TV's "Chief News Officer," whatever that means. -Keith seemed to take a shot at MSNBC while talking about his new gig. He said, quote, "Nothing is more vital to a free American than a free media.--"And nothing is more vital to my concept of a free media than news that is produced independently of corporate interference." --AL GORE said they're "extremely honored" to have Keith, and he also took a shot at MSNBC . . . or at least their decision to suspend Keith last November for unauthorized political contributions. --Al said, quote, "We believe at Current that every citizen has freedom of speech, and that freedom of speech includes the ability to donate to candidates of your choice." --Keith obviously valued that freedom, because he's settling for a lower profile in exchange for it. Current is only available in 60 million homes, whereas 78 million households get MSNBC.

New "Glee" Details on the Next Gwyneth Paltrow Appearance, and the Next Tour:

GWYNETH PALTROW'S next appearance on "Glee" will air on March 8th . . . and she'll do a rendition of PRINCE'S "Kiss". (--Her character, substitute teacher Holly Holiday, will teach Sex Ed in this episode. Last time, she taught Spanish.) --"Glee" has also announced their next tour. It'll feature 13 stars, but not MATTHEW MORRISON. There are 16 shows, beginning May 21st in Las Vegas. (--You can see all the dates and information at

Zooey Deschanel May Star in the Latest TV Show with a Naughty Title:

ZOOEY DESCHANEL is in talks to star in a new Fox sitcom, which . . . like almost EVERY new show these days . . . is being developed under a somewhat NAUGHTY title. (--CAREFUL!) --This one is called "Chicks and Dicks", and it's about "the sexual politics of young men and women." There aren't any other details on it yet. --"Entertainment Weekly" says the title is "expected to change" if the show gets a spot on Fox's schedule, but it's unclear if it'll just be CENSORED like "(Bleep) My Dad Says" . . . or if it'll be something completely different. -The other questionably-titled shows are: "Good Christian (B-words)", "Don't Trust the (B-word) in Apartment 23" and "My Frickin' Family". (--They're all at ABC.)

The Super Bowl, the Post-Game Show, and "Glee" Took the Top Three Spots in the Ratings:

This year's Super Bowl pulled HUGE numbers. 111 million people tuned in to watch the Green Bay Packers narrowly defeat the Pittsburgh Steelers. That makes it the most watched TV program EVER. (--It beat last year's Super Bowl, which was watched by 106.5 million people.) --66 million people stuck around for the post-game show, and nearly 27 million people kept their TV on Fox for the special Sunday night episode of "Glee".

1.) "Super Bowl 45", Fox, 111 million viewers (--The Green Bay Packers beat the Pittsburgh Steelers 31-25.)
2.) The "Super Bowl Post-Game" show, Fox, 66 million viewers
3.) Sunday's post-Super Bowl episode of "Glee", Fox, 26.8 million

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

--"Live to Dance" [1st Season Finale] . . . 8:00 to 9:00 P.M. on CBS.

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

--"Human Target" [2nd Season Finale] . . . 9:00 to 10:00 P.M. on Fox.

--"Friday Night Lights" [Series Finale] . . . 9:00 to 10:00 P.M. on DirecTV.

--"Mr. Sunshine" [SERIES Premiere] . . . 9:30 to 10:00 P.M. on ABC. (--"Friends" star Matthew Perry is the manager of a San Diego sports arena and "West Wing" amazon Allison Janney plays his boss.) (--His girlfriend is played by Andrea Anders, who's been dating Matt LeBlanc ever since playing his girlfriend on his "Friends" spin-off, "Joey".)

--"Hot in Cleveland" . . . 10:00 to 10:30 P.M. on TV Land. (--Melanie Griffith has an altercation with Wendie Malick's character during an audition.)

--"Justified" [2nd Season Premiere] . . . 10:00 to 11:00 P.M. on FX.

--"Top Chef All-Stars" . . . 10:00 to 11:00 P.M. on Bravo. (--The remaining contestants cater Jimmy Fallon's birthday bash, and he serves as guest judge.)

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Presenters Have Been Announced:

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has announced the presenters for their induction ceremony next month. Here's the complete list:

--ELTON JOHN will induct LEON RUSSELL, which is appropriate since they just released a joint album called "The Union" last fall.
--NEIL YOUNG will induct TOM WAITS.
--JOHN LEGEND will induct DR. JOHN.
--Doors drummer John Densmore will induct Elektra Records founder Jac Holzman, and Specialty Records founder Art Rupe will be inducted by R&B singer Lloyd Price, who was discovered by Rupe in 1952. --The ceremony will be held in New York City on March 14th. It'll air a week later, on March 20th, on the Fuse network.

New Justin Bieber Dolls Are on the Way . . . with Improved Hair:

New and improved JUSTIN BIEBER dolls are on the way . . . and this time, the manufacturers have improved his most IMPORTANT physical attribute: His hair. --A rep for the manufacturer explains, quote, "When we introduced the first series of Justin Bieber dolls right before the holidays, the most frequent comment we heard from fans was: 'Why doesn't the doll have Justin's hairstyle that you can comb?' --"We heard the fans loud and clear, and we're thrilled to be able to offer them the doll they've been waiting for later this year." --The new dolls will be out in August. (--You can check out one of the new dolls, here . . . followed by a picture of the original dolls.)
--Speaking of Justin . . . --On "Ellen" yesterday, MATTHEW PERRY claimed Justin uses "Chandler Bing" . . . his character from "Friends" . . . as a fake name when he checks into hotels. He added, quote, "Gotta find a new one [now], pal." (--You can watch video, here. It starts at the 45-second mark.) --And the cover of the new issue of "MAD" magazine features mascot Alfred E. Newman with Justin's hair. The headline reads: "Justin Bieber . . . His Stupid Hair! His Dumb Book! His Terrible Movie! His Awful Music!" It should be out by this weekend. (--You can check out the cover, here.)

Prince Pulled Kim Kardashian Up Onstage During a Show, But Booted Her When She Wouldn't Dance:

KIM KARDASHIAN attended PRINCE'S concert at Madison Square Garden in New York City on Monday night . . . and she must have had good seats, because Prince surprised her by bringing her up onstage. --He asked her to dance, but she didn't . . . and so he booted her off. (--You can watch video of this, here.) (--Some people are saying that he "kicked her off the stage," but that isn't accurate. He just smiled and playfully shooed her away.) --Kim posted several Twitter messages about it, beginning with: "OMG Prince just pulled me up on stage!!! I'm shaking!!!!" --She posted a picture of herself NOT dancing, with this explanation: Quote, "I was so nervous I froze when Prince touched me!!!!" --But she DID get a second chance later. She added, quote, "Went up on stage AGAIN! This time I redeemed myself! We all danced while Prince played the piano! Wow! What a night!" --Apparently, some of Kim's fans were upset with how Prince treated her . . . initially, at least . . . because she also added, quote, "Come on people! Doesn't anyone have a sense of humor?! Prince must not have seen 'Dancing with the Stars'! LOL" (--Kim was on the seventh season of "Dancing". She only lasted two weeks.)



PENELOPE CRUZ and JAVIER BARDEM named their son Leo. (Full Story)

Pregnant VICTORIA BECKHAM is reportedly in talks to pose naked for "Vogue". (Full Story) says that FANTASIA has been impregnated by that married guy she tried to commit suicide over. Do these pictures prove it? (Full Story)

It sounds like all that stuff STEVE HARVEY'S wife said about him on YouTube wasn't true. (Full Story)

J. PAUL GETTY THE THIRD . . . the grandson of oil tycoon J. Paul Getty and the father of actor BALTHAZAR GETTY . . . has died. (Full Story)

Last night's taping of the WWE's "Friday Night Smackdown" went down in Green Bay . . . and members of the Super Bowl champion Packers were there. CLAY MATTHEWS even got into the action, acting as a last-minute referee for the main event title match. (--The show airs Friday night on SyFy.) (Full Story)

There's an online movement in Austin, Texas, to rename the city's Solid Waste Services Department "The Fred Durst Society of the Humanities and Arts." But city officials say that isn't going to happen because "it doesn't reflect what we really do." (Full Story)

BRITNEY SPEARS new album, "Femme Fatale", will be out a little later than expected. Instead of March 15th, it's now scheduled for a March 29th release. (Full Story)

JENNIFER HUDSON has released the cover of her next album "I Remember Me", which hits stores March 22nd. She looks FANTASTIC on the cover, but it's unclear what she's doing. I'd guess maybe casting a spell on Loch Ness. (Full Story)

BILL O'REILLY predicted that his pre-Super Bowl chat with PRESIDENT OBAMA would be seen by "more people than any other interview that's ever been done in the history of mankind." However, in reality it drew just 17.3 million viewers. (Full Story)

If you needed another reason NOT to watch "The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills", there's this: HEIDI MONTAG is lobbying to join the cast. (Full Story)


43% of People Say the Best Way To Get Over a Break-Up Is To Have Some Quick, Random Rebound Relations:

According to a new survey, nothing cures depression over a break-up like IMMEDIATELY bouncing back and finding yourself face-to-face with some new, strange genitalia. --Zagat just released the results of their annual survey on dating and one of their questions was "What's the best way to move on from a break-up?" --The number one answer, with 43% of the vote, was "have a rebound fling." --Crying and listening to sad music finished second, at 17% . . . drowning your sorrows in alcohol got 13% . . . burning your ex's stuff got 5% . . . and hooking up with his or her best friend got 1%. (--The rest were miscellaneous answers.) --The survey also found that 21% of people say they've dumped someone over email . . . 11% have done it over text message . . . 8% have left a break-up voicemail . . . and 2% have ended things over Facebook. --Here are some other findings from the survey . . . -34% of people now prefer to set up dates ANY way other than actually making a phone call . . . email, text, social networking, anything. --84% of people said that intelligence is the most important characteristic in someone they're dating. Personality was second at 82% and sense of humor was third at 81%. 63% of people were honest enough to say attractiveness matters. --The most popular way to meet someone was being setup by friends or family. Online was second, a random encounter was third, through hobbies and activities was fourth, work was fifth, and bars came in last. --The most popular place for a first date is a restaurant. Coffee came in second . . . a bar came in third . . . a party came in fourth . . . and an outdoor activity came in fifth. --The biggest deal breaker is . . . geographic compatibility. 43% of people say they won't date outside their local area. Geography was more important than income, nationality, religion, age, and political views. --66% of people say it's rude to text on a date. Only 28% say it's bad to check out someone else when you're on a date . . . and only 20% say it's bad to show up late. --Only 2% of the people surveyed said that they're waiting until marriage to have sex. 87% say they have relations, quote, "whenever it feels right." (Zagat)

34% of Women Said They'd Be More Likely to Have Sex with Someone Who Sent Them Flowers on Valentine's Day:

So you've gone on a couple of dates with a woman, but haven't had sex yet. Valentine's Day is rapidly approaching, and you're not sure how to play it. --According to a new survey, your smartest play is . . . FLOWERS. Send some damn flowers. 34% of women said they'd definitely be more likely to have relations with a guy if he sent them flowers on Valentine's Day. --In a weird twist, 36% of guys also said they'd be more likely to have relations with a woman if she sent him flowers on Valentine's Day. (PR Newswire)

Three Out of Four Women Fantasize About Their Man Dressing As a Fireman:

If you're still deciding on what kind of ROLE-PLAYING you're going to do this Valentine's Day, start getting your lame fireman puns ready . . . like, "Ma'am, you look hot, I think you need my hose" and stuff like that. --Just in time for Valentine's Day, a new survey by "Glamour" found that 75% of women, or three out of four, say they've fantasized about their man dressing up as a fireman. --They didn't list any of the other fantasies . . . apparently nothing comes close to a guy in a firefighter's outfit. (

Two out of Five People Say They've Cursed Out Their Computer . . . And One in Ten Have Punched It:

I thought everyone screamed at their computers. I do it all the time. But apparently that makes ME the strange one. --A new survey by a computer security company called Avira found that only 39% of people, or two in five, say they've ever cursed or yelled at their computer. --11% say they've cursed the company that made their computer or software, and hoped that some catastrophe would strike them . . . like, "My God is Windows Vista terrible. I hope Microsoft gets hit with a plague of locusts." --9% of people have hit their computer . . . either with their fist or with an object, including baseball bats. -3% have actually lived the dream and smashed their computer against the ground or thrown it out the window. (Network World)

Not a Single Car Comes With a Factory-Equipped Cassette Deck Anymore:

I think it's finally time to get rid of your BELL BIV DEVOE and DEF LEPPARD cassettes. Tapes aren't making a comeback. The dream is over. --According to "The New York Times", we've FINALLY reached the point where not a SINGLE car model comes with the option for a factory-equipped cassette deck anymore. --You could still probably get one installed aftermarket if you wanted . . . but they'd definitely have to special order it for you. They don't have them around the shop. --The final holdout was the 2010 Lexus SC 430 sport coupe. They offered a factory cassette deck. The 2011s don't have one, though . . . so that's the end of the era. --Now that cassettes are gone, the big question is . . . how much longer do CD players have? --Digital storage and iPod hookups are clearly where music is going . . . you know, music that's not provided free and clear, as always, by the everlasting and ever popular technology that is terrestrial radio. (New York Times) (--Here's a photo of the cassette deck in the 2010 Lexus SC 430.)

What Would the U.S. Government's Credit Score Be If It Were a Person?

It's pretty common knowledge that our government runs up insane amounts of debt . . . and handles money about as well as an 18-year-old who's picked first in the NBA draft and hits a Bentley dealership and a strip club on the way home. --Investopedia decided to try to figure out what the U.S. government's credit score would be if it got graded the same the rest of us do. And believe it or not . . . it wouldn't do THAT badly. Here are four major factors . . .

#1.) Pays bills pretty much on time. The U.S. has a great record of paying bills on time. It's only defaulted on bills twice, in 1790 and 1933, and generally gets the money out in a reasonable time frame.

#2.) How much debt? The U.S. has an insane amount of debt . . . about $14 TRILLION. Compared to our Gross Domestic Product, though, we're actually in better shape debt-wise than countries like Japan, France, Canada, and Germany. --To make sense of that . . . let's say a person has $100,000 in credit card debt. That person is in better shape if they make $80,000-a-year than if they make $12,000-a-year. The U.S. is like the guy with the big debt and the big salary.

#3.) How much can be borrowed? The U.S. has pretty much maxed out its ability to borrow. If it were an individual, no bank would give the U.S. a mortgage loan.

#4.) Length of credit history. The U.S. has been borrowing for centuries. --So . . . overall, Investopedia says the U.S. would have a credit score of around 650 . . . which is right in the middle of the road. (Yahoo Finance)
Only 3% of Business Executives Say They Regularly Hug Their Clients:

Next time you're at a business meeting and some high-powered executive gives you a HUG instead of a handshake . . . enjoy the moment. Really soak it in. It might be a while until you feel the business love like that again. --According to a new survey, only 3% of executives say it's very common for them to HUG clients or business contacts. And only 7% say it's very common for them to hug their coworkers. --But . . . 21% say it's SOMEWHAT common to hug their clients, and 23% say it's somewhat common to hug their coworkers. --76% say it's not common or never acceptable to hug clients . . . 70% say it's not common or never acceptable to hug coworkers. (Forbes)

Interesting Fact: In Two Years, Less Than Half of the Kids Enrolled In Schools In the U.S. Will Be White:

Here's another sign that the word "minorities" is quickly becoming IRRELEVANT. --In 2009, white kids accounted for 58.8% of all the kids enrolled in schools in the U.S. That's down from 64.6% in 2000. And, based on the trend, less than half of the kids enrolled in school will be white in . . . TWO YEARS. --By 2013, it's projected that white kids will make up less than 50% of all the school kids in the U.S. Right now, based on Census data, less than half of all three-year-olds are white. (New York Times)

The Mayor of Detroit Announces That the City Will Not Be Putting Up a Statue of . . . RoboCop?

Dave Bing is the mayor of Detroit, and he recently went on Twitter to ask the people of Detroit to give him ideas for how to revive the city. One REALLY STRANGE suggestion kept coming in. --So Bing posted the following tweet to let the people know their suggestion had been heard, but wasn't going to happen. Quote, "There are not any plans to erect a statute to RoboCop." --That's right. The people of Detroit believed that one way to get the city thriving again would be by erecting a statue of ROBOCOP. --The movie "RoboCop" was set in Detroit . . . but a future Detroit where the city was overrun with crime and financial devastation. (--Umm . . .) --Instead of investing in a statue of RoboCop, Bing is focusing on bringing in actual, non-cyborg cops: He's taking 200 foreclosed homes and offering them to police officers for $1,000 if they're willing to move into the city. (Detroit News)

Everybody Panic! In 2010, Shark Attacks Hit Their Highest Level In a Decade . . . and the U.S. Easily Leads the World In Attacks:

It is no longer safe to go in the water. The sharks hate us again. --According to the final statistics from 2010, there were more shark attacks last year than there have been in a decade. And the U.S. easily has more attacks than any other country. --Now, before all-out panic sets in and you get RICHARD DREYFUSS on speed dial, know this . . . even though the number is up, it's still not all that high. -There were only 79 shark attacks worldwide last year, on all of the hundreds of millions of people who actually went in the water. There were 63 attacks in 2009. --The U.S. was home to 36 of the 79 shark attacks. Australia came in second with 14 and South Africa was third with eight attacks. --Of the 36 shark attacks in the U.S., Florida had more than a third, with 13. North Carolina came in second, with five attacks. California, Hawaii, and South Carolina each had four attacks. (--The report didn't say where the other six attacks took place.) --51% of the people attacked were surfers. Of the 79 people who were attacked worldwide, only six died. -George Burgess is a shark expert in Florida. He says the reason for the increase isn't that sharks have gotten more aggressive . . . but that there have just been more people going in the ocean. --Quote, "Based on odds, you SHOULD have more attacks than the previous year. Population is rising, and the interest in aquatic recreation grows. That will continue as the population rises." (New York Daily News)

Miss San Antonio has been asked to turn in her crown, because she gained weight, was late or missed appearances, or even worse . . . showed up to them with a date. Now she's suing to prevent her runner-up from taking her place. (Full Story)

A guy in Florida was shot in the face by a stray bullet while he was sitting at home on his couch . . . watching "Goodfellas". (Full Story)

A teenager in Australia was texting a friend while walking to his car on the top level of a parking garage last Friday night . . . and didn't see the waist-high railing on the roof. He tripped over, and plunged to his death. (Full Story)

A suspect in Florida escaped on foot after a car chase, so two cops trashed the car he left behind by slashing the seats and pouring motor oil inside. The only problem is . . . the suspect was driving a car that belonged to someone else. (Full Story)

Teenagers who want to climb the social ladder and become more popular are more likely to bully. (Full Story)

Kids of working moms are more likely to be chubby. (Full Story)

Michelle Obama says the president hasn't smoked in a year. (Full story)

Disturbing News: A pharmacy in Colorado messed up and gave a pregnant woman the abortion pill . . . which she then took by mistake. As a result, she could miscarry, carry the child to full-term with severe birth defects, or have a healthy baby. (Full Story)

A 37-year-old woman in Washington state has been charged with felony assault . . . after biting off another woman's lower lip at a sports bar. (Full Story)


#1.) A "Family Feud" Contestant Had to Name "Something That Gets Passed Around" . . . And Guessed "A Joint":

On a recent episode of "Family Feud", a contestant was asked to name "something that gets passed around", and his answer was . . . "A JOINT." --The host, STEVE HARVEY, made fun of him for it . . . but it turned out that 8 out of the 100 people surveyed ALSO said "joint". Then another contestant tried to steal the points by guessing "the collection plate at church." But only FOUR people guessed it. (--Search for "Name Something You Pass Around." They reveal "Joint" at :56.)

#2.) Christina Aguilera Nailed the National Anthem In Rehearsals . . . Sort Of:

TMZ posted footage of CHRISTINA AGUILERA nailing the lyrics to the National Anthem in rehearsals . . . sort of. In the video, she's so confident that she doesn't bother finishing the song. She stops after the line, "The bombs bursting in air." (--Search for "Christina Aguilera Nails Super Bowl Rehearsal." At :37, she sings the part she screwed up live.)

#3.) A Guy Robbed a Convenience Store . . . And Apologized the Whole Time:

Some guy robbed a convenience store in Seattle on Saturday, and apologized the entire time. He told the cashier he needed money to pay rent and feed his kids, and at the end he said, quote, "Thank you very much. I appreciate it, and I really am sorry." -He made off with about $300, then got arrested a few days later. But don't feel TOO bad for him. At one point, the cashier offered to give him $40 if he left, and he said no. (--Search for "Man Politely Robs Store.")

#4.) Have You Ever Wondered How Bad Pot Is For Your Lungs?

If you think smoking pot isn't that bad for your health, check out a video on YouTube called "What Marijuana Leaves in Your Lungs". --Two guys used a vacuum cleaner to suck the smoke from a joint through a coffee filter. Then they showed how dirty the coffee filter was afterward . . . and what they found on it might surprise you. --That's because . . . SPOILER ALERT . . . the whole thing's just a joke, and the coffee filter is covered in a rainbow swirl. (--Search for "What Marijuana Leaves in Your Lungs." The big reveal is at :46.)

#5.) Check Out What the REAL Winklevoss Twins From "The Social Network" Look Like:

Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss are those twins from "The Social Network". They're Olympic rowers who claim MARK ZUCKERBERG stole their idea. Although in the movie, they were played by one actor, Armie Hammer, using special affects. --Anyway, it turns out the ACTUAL Winklevoss twins are just as annoying in real life. They did an interview with that iPad newspaper, "The Daily" where they complain about Zuckerberg and show off their sculpted bodies. (--Search for "Winklevoss Interview The Daily")

#6.) And Now . . . A Chipmunk Cleaning Itself In Super Slow Motion:

If you're the kind of person who finds rodents adorable, there's a new video on CollegeHumor called "Adorable Chipmunk in Slow Motion". It shows a chipmunk cleaning itself, but the video is slowed down by 400%.

Five Subtle Ways You're Getting Ripped Off at the Grocery Store:

This list probably won't save you any money, but it'll help you understand some of the small ways companies get away with overcharging us. Here are five subtle ways you're getting ripped off at the grocery store.

#1.) Sneaky Packaging Tricks. Look at the bottom of basically any jar of peanut butter, and you'll notice that it isn't flat, it curves in. And they do it for one reason: So they can get away with cheating you out of 2 ounces of peanut butter. --Other companies do the same thing: Toilet paper still has the same number of sheets per roll, but the sheets are getting shorter and thinner. --And the same goes with cereal boxes. They're the same height and width, but the boxes are getting skinnier.

#2.) Bags That Are Half Full of Chips . . . And Half Full of Air. This one probably qualifies as a "sneaky packaging tip", but it's so outrageous it gets its own spot on the list. --If you've bought a bag of Ruffles in the last ten years, you know that half the bag is actually filled with air. And in the food industry, there's a term for it: It's called "slack fill". --The FDA allows "slack fill" because if there was NO air, the chips would get crushed during shipping. But a lot of companies slack fill their bags way too much so customers think they're buying more than they really are.

#3.) Charging More for High SPF Sun Block. SPF 5 and SPF 50 both cost the same to manufacture. But companies assume that if people see a higher number on the bottle, they'll be willing to pay more. And they're right.

#4.) Injecting Meat With Broth. It sounds gross, but companies do it to add flavor and make the meat juicier. At least that's what they SAY the reason is. --The REAL reason is because broth is basically just water and salt, so it's cheap. But it makes the meat weigh more, which also makes it COST more. And according to Consumer Reports, some brands of packaged chicken are up to 30% broth.

#5.) Expiration Dates. People assume that expiration dates are regulated by the government to keep us from getting sick. But that's not true. The federal government has nothing to do with expiration dates. --It's the manufacturers who decide what they should be. And companies figured out a long time ago that when things like dairy products pass their expiration date, people freak out and throw them away . . . then go out and buy more. (


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