Thursday, February 17, 2011



Justin Bieber Says the U.S. Is "Evil" For Not Offering Universal Healthcare:

Get ready for a tidal wave of fake outrage from Fox News and conservative talk radio: JUSTIN BIEBER says the U.S. is, quote, "EVIL" for not offering universal healthcare. --As you may know, Justin is Canadian. And in the new issue of "Rolling Stone", they asked him about becoming a U.S. citizen. He says he doesn't plan to, because, quote, "You guys are evil." --Obviously, he wasn't being totally serious. But he DOES prefer the healthcare system in his native land. --He says, quote, "Canada's the best country in the world. We go to the doctor and we don't need to worry about paying him, but here, your whole life, you're broke because of medical bills. --"My [American] bodyguard's baby was premature, and now he has to pay for it. In Canada, if your baby's premature, he stays in the hospital as long as he needs to, and then you go home." --Asked what political party he'd consider joining, Justin said, quote, "I'm not sure about the parties. But whatever they have in Korea, that's bad." --You want more politics from Justin Bieber this morning? Because he also gave his take on abortion. He said, quote, "I really don't believe in abortion. It's like killing a baby?" --Asked if abortion would be okay in cases of rape, Justin pretty much admitted that the question was above his pay grade, so to speak. --He said, quote, "Um. Well, I think that's really sad, but everything happens for a reason. I guess I haven't been in that position, so I wouldn't be able to judge that." --"Rolling Stone" also got Justin Bieber to open up a little bit about sex. He said, quote, "I don't think you should have sex with anyone unless you love them. I think you should just wait for the person you're . . . in love with." --Justin didn't open up about his own sex life . . . if he even has one at this point . . . but it doesn't sound like he's promising to wait until marriage. --Justin may not have admitted to a romance with SELENA GOMEZ, but the writer who did the piece for "Rolling Stone" did notice that the wallpaper on his laptop was a picture of the two of them together against an orange sunset.

Charlie Sheen Has Advice for Lindsay Lohan:

CHARLIE SHEEN called in to "The Dan Patrick Show" again yesterday. And this time, he had advice for LINDSAY LOHAN. (???) --"I dare you to get Lindsay on the show. You get Lindsay on the show, I'll call in. Because I've got some advice for her. I've got some things I'd recommend she consider because I don't tell anybody what to do." --One thing he would recommend is, quote, "Work on your impulse control. Just try to think things through a little bit before you do them." --He also gave Lindsay a little support in her theft case . . . quote, "Now, check it, I was not there in the store. The necklace, the thing, some bracelet . . . who cares? I mean, they're so desperate to vilify without fact." --Charlie also made it clear that he didn't mean to be flip about his situation when he was on the show earlier this week. In fact, he's grateful to his bosses on "Two and a Half Men" for shutting the show down and telling him to shape up. --He said, quote, "People need to understand how supremely grateful I am that someone stepped in here. --"I don't want to say who, but you know, basically, Viacom showed up at my house and said 'Dude, it's getting really obvious and we're really worried about you. We don't give a rat's tooey about the show, we care about your health.' --"So, they came in and just man to man said, 'We have to shut it down.'" --Charlie said he has NEVER shown up to the set drunk or high. But he has shown up feeling the after-effects of his lifestyle, so to speak. --He said, quote, "The shape I was showing up in was epic, was beyond comprehension. [I've] never been drunk, never been high on the set once. But, I would show up not having slept much. --"Doing a network run through and asking the director, Jamie Widdoes, to move my mark a little bit so I could be next to a piece of furniture or a table so I wouldn't fall over. --"That is an expert move by a seasoned professional. I'm sorry, an amateur stays on his mark and then falls over during the run through."

Lindsay Lohan is NOT Doing "Letterman" Tonight . . . And It May Have Been Her Dad Who Started the Rumor:

LINDSAY LOHAN will NOT be doing the Top 10 List on "The Late Show with David Letterman" tonight. In fact, she was never planning on it. Dave's production company THOUGHT she was going to. But they got duped. --The company issued a statement yesterday saying, quote, "We made a mistake. Someone purporting to be a friend of Lindsay's reached out to the show yesterday, allegedly on her behalf, and booked her to appear. --"Clearly, this person was not authorized to make commitments on her behalf. We wish Lindsay well, and look forward to having her on the show in the future." --And Lindsay Tweeted, quote, "I am NOT going to be doing David Letterman, I'm not sure how this happened, but I am sorry for the confusion..." --Lindsay's dad, MICHAEL LOHAN, claims that HE'S the one who set the whole thing up . . . but Lindsay's handlers vetoed the idea. He says, quote, "Anything positive that I bring into her life . . . they try to nix it." --Despite Lindsay's Tweet about not knowing how this happened, Michael claims Lindsay was on board with the idea before her people shut it down. (--On last night's show, Letterman apologized to Lindsay. Although he probably wasn't being completely serious. Check out the video here.)
Jessica Alba is Pregnant Again:

JESSICA ALBA is having another kid. There's no word on the due date or the sex of the baby. --It'll be the second child for Jessica and husband Cash Warren. They have a daughter named Honor who's 2 and a half. (--Jessica is 29.) --Jessica made the announcement on Facebook yesterday morning. She said, quote, "It's been a while since I've been on FB & I thought I'd drop by to let you all in on some exciting news. Honor is going to be a Big Sister! --"Cash and I are thrilled and wanted to share the news directly with you so you didn't hear about it somewhere else. --"I appreciated all of the love and support you all gave me during my first pregnancy and will definitely appreciate it again this time around. Have a great day!"

J-Woww from "Jersey Shore" Turned Down "Playboy" Because of an 8-Year-Old Girl Who Looks Up To Her . . . But She Still Plans on Doing It Eventually:

JENNI "J-WOWW" FARLEY from "Jersey Shore" has turned down "Playboy" before. But that doesn't mean she doesn't want to pose for them. In fact, she plans to . . . eventually. --She says, quote, "I do feel like it's a strong thing for women to do. And as long as they cover up certain parts, I'm good. We have to cover up the vajajay cooka. And then it's like, Why not? You see my boobs out half the time anyway." --There's a reason J-Woww turned "Playboy" down before: An 8-year-old girl who approached her at Starbucks. --She says, quote, "[The girl] goes, 'I look up to you. I want to be a graphic designer just like you.' --"She goes, 'I want to make cartoon characters like you do.' So I was like, There's my answer! I want kids to look up to me for college rather than 'Playboy'."

Do Actresses Just Pretend to Eat During Interviews So That We Won't Know They Have Eating Disorders?

Whenever you read a magazine profile of some skinny actress, she's always chowing down on something. Usually it's not particularly healthy. --And the writer of the piece always makes sure to mention that the chick is scarfing it down, as if to say, "See? They eat just like we do." --Well, it might just be a scam the actresses perpetrate so we won't know they're totally obsessed with their weight and have eating disorders. --According to the "New York Times", actresses purposely stuff their faces when they're being interviewed for just that purpose. -One Hollywood publicist calls it DIPE . . . or, Documented Instance of Public Eating. --Another publicist adds, quote, "They're so sure that people assume they have an eating disorder that they're forced to wolf down caveman-like portions of 'comfort food' in order to appear normal. --"And worse, they feel they have to comment on how much they're enjoying themselves." (--Think about that the next time "Vanity Fair" mentions how much Sandra Bullock is enjoying her pasta primavera.)

CBS Reporter Lara Logan Is Out of the Hospital:

CBS News correspondent LARA LOGAN was released from the hospital Tuesday evening . . . less than a week after suffering a, quote, "brutal and sustained sexual assault" by a mob in Cairo last Friday. --There's been no word from Logan or CBS, but so-called "sources" say she's in, quote, "remarkably good spirits" and vowing to get back to work as soon as possible.

Gabriel Aubry Is Ending His Custody Battle with Halle Berry:

GABRIEL AUBRY has dropped his custody case against HALLE BERRY. He's still seeking legal paternity of their daughter Nahla . . . but sources say things are getting better between them. --Whether relations improve or not, Halle was given permission yesterday to take Nahla to New York with her to film "New Year's Eve". --Halle had dropped out of the film . . . which is director Garry Marshall's follow-up to his romantic comedy "Valentine's Day" . . . because she thought she'd be busy brawling with her ex in court. --Halle can't have the role she was originally cast in, though, because it's already been given to KATHERINE HEIGL. She'll take a smaller part instead.
There Are a Record Number of Sequels Coming Out This Year:

A lot of people complain about the number of sequels that hog all the screens at movie theaters these days. And if you're one of them, then I hate to tell you . . . it's going to be a bad year for you. --That's because there are 27 sequels flooding the marketplace. And that's an all-time record. (--The previous record was 23 in 2003.) It also represents about ONE-FIFTH of all wide releases for the year. --Broken down even further, there are five "Part Fours" coming out this year . . . the fourth installments in the "Pirates of the Caribbean", "Scream", "Mission: Impossible", "Twilight" and "Spy Kids" franchises. That's a record. --And there will be five "Part Fives", which is another record. Franchises getting a fifth installment are "The Fast and the Furious", "Final Destination", "X-Men", "Winnie the Pooh" and "Shrek". (--For "Shrek" we're talking about the "Puss In Boots" stand-alone movie. So maybe it's more of a spin-off than a sequel. But they're still counting it.) --This year will also see the release of the SEVENTH "Muppets" and "Planet of the Apes" flicks and the EIGHTH "Harry Potter". --Apparently, there's no record on THIRD installments this year . . . although July will see the release of the third "Transformers" . . . which could be the biggest sequel of them all. --Other sequels out this year include "Paranormal Activity 3", "The Hangover Part 2", and "Sherlock Holmes 2" . . . not to mention "Cars 2", "Kung Fu Panda 2", "Happy Feet 2", and the sequels to "Hoodwinked" and "Alvin and the Chipmunks".

Now That Arnold Schwarzenegger Is Getting Back Into Acting, There's Interest in Another "Terminator" Movie:

When "Terminator Salvation" failed to perform up to expectations, interest in the franchise kind of went cold. But now that ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER has announced he's back in the acting game, that interest has heated up again. --At this point, there's nothing solid to talk about. And even if there is another "Terminator" flick, Arnold's involvement is nowhere near guaranteed. --But that's not going to stop months . . . if not years . . . of speculation from starting right . . . NOW.

25 Things You Don't Know About "Bachelor" Brad Womack:

"Us" magazine's latest "25 Things You Don't Know About Me" feature serves up a few interesting facts about the current "Bachelor", BRAD WOMACK. Here are the highlights . . .

--"I watch a different movie almost every night."
--"I realize how many times I say 'amazing,' 'connection' and 'journey.' No one finds me more cheesy than I do."
--"I eat very bland food. No salt, sugar, et cetera."
--"Most nights, I only sleep four hours."
--"I have a crush on Snooki."
--By the way, some of the things Brad said could be fun to revisit when he inevitably breaks up with the woman he chooses on "The Bachelor" . . . that is, assuming he actually DOES choose a woman this time.
--Those things are: "I believe in brutal honesty" . . . "I'm loyal to a fault" . . . and "the feature I look for in a woman is her smile." (--Well if that's the case, why go through the whole dog and pony show on "The Bachelor"?) (--You can check out Brad's complete list, here.)

"American Idol's" Chris Medina Has Raised $27,000 for His Fiancée:

When "American Idol" contestant CHRIS MEDINA first auditioned, he talked about how he was taking care of his fiancée, who suffered brain damage in a bad accident just two months before they were supposed to get married. --And he said he was struggling to take care of her medical bills. --Well, TMZ reports that he's received over $27,000 in donations from "Idol" fans. And a Chicago-area company called King Heating and Air-Conditioning donated a $4,000 heater. They even installed it for free. (--TMZ has some pictures of that.)

Michael Vick "Postponed" His "Oprah" Appearance:

Philadelphia Eagles quarterback MICHAEL VICK . . . an outspoken dog-lover for almost two years now . . . was supposed to tape an interview with OPRAH WINFREY next week. It was going to be his first major interview since getting out of prison. --But Vick suddenly canceled it yesterday without giving a reason, at least publicly. --In a statement, Vick said he was open to rescheduling it, if that was cool with Oprah. He said, quote, "After careful consideration, I will need to postpone the taping of the Oprah interview scheduled for February 22nd. --"I admire and respect Oprah and hope to be able to participate in an interview in the future." (--So was there a scheduling conflict, or is Vick just blowing smoke?)
It's Over: Machine Clobbered Man on "Jeopardy":

Watson . . . the IBM super computer . . . destroyed its human competitors on "Jeopardy" this week. --And the humans weren't slouches. They were: KEN JENNINGS, who holds "Jeopardy's" longest winning streak . . . and BRAD RUTTER, who holds the record for most winnings. --The final score over the two games they played was: Watson at $77,147 . . . Jennings at $24,000 and Rutter at $21,600. On his answer screen, Jennings wrote, quote, "I for one welcome our new computer overlords." --Watson did make a few amusing mistakes . . . --The best one came during Final Jeopardy on Tuesday's show. The category was "US Cities" and the "answer" was, quote, "Its largest airport is named for a World War Two hero. Its second largest, for a World War Two battle." --Watson said, quote, "What is Toronto?"

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

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

--"(Bleep) My Dad Says" [1st Season Finale] . . . 8:30 to 9:00 P.M. on CBS. (--Camille Grammer guest stars as a recent divorcée who goes house hunting with Bonnie and Vince.)

--"CSI" . . . 9:00 to 10:00 P.M. on CBS. (--Justin Bieber returns as troubled teen Jason McCann, who warns Nick Stokes of an impending danger.) (SPOILER)

--"The Office" . . . 9:00 to 9:30 P.M. on NBC. (--After 11 years in the making, Michael finally presents his action flick "Threat Level Midnight" to his co-workers. The film also includes his former coworkers Melora Hardin and Rashida Jones.)

--"Grey's Anatomy" . . . 9:00 to 10:00 P.M. on ABC. (--Meredith sets out to prove she has what it takes to be the chief resident when she takes charge of the ER.)

--"Man vs. Wild" [6th Season Premiere] . . . 9:00 to 10:00 P.M. on Discovery Channel. (--Bear Grylls travels to the Arizona desert to demonstrate his survival skills during the heat of the day and the freezing night temperatures.)

--"Out Of the Wild" [2nd Season Premiere] . . . 10:00 to 11:00 P.M. on Discovery.

--"Fairly Legal" . . . 10:00 to 11:00 P.M. on USA. (--"MacGyver" and "Stargate" superstar Richard Dean Anderson joins the cast.)

The Cast Of "Glee" Has Broken Elvis Presley's Hot 100 Record:

These aren't good times to be a music industry purist . . . what with the whole thing dying a slow, agonizing, public death over the past decade. And today, the digital era circus has claimed another piece of history. --The cast of "Glee" has smashed ELVIS PRESLEY'S long-standing record for the most appearances on "Billboard's" Hot 100 chart. The Hot 100 began in 1958 . . . so that record dates back 52 YEARS. --From 1958 through 2003, Elvis amassed 108 entries on the Hot 100. (--Elvis died in 1977.) But now, with SIX new entries on the most recent chart, the "Glee" cast has surpassed that mark, with 113. --Elvis' career began before 1958, so his total is smaller than it could have been. Not that it would have mattered. --It took 45 years for Elvis to get 108, which would seem unbeatable for a "legitimate" band. But legitimacy aside, it took "Glee" just one year and eight months to crush it. (--As you may know, "Glee" is achieving all this by releasing digital singles the day after the songs debut on the show. However, unlike the more "legitimate" acts, "Glee's" songs rarely remain on the chart for more than a week.) (--James Brown is now third on the list of Hot 100 entries with 91. Then Ray Charles and Aretha Franklin follow with 74 and 73, respectively. The Beatles are next with 67, although they are now tied with Lil Wayne. We live in strange times.)

Did Lady Gaga Lie About Getting Madonna's Blessing for "Born This Way"?

LADY GAGA cooled the debate on whether or not "Born This Way" ripped off MADONNA'S "Express Yourself" by telling JAY LENO earlier this week that she'd received Madonna's blessing for the song. --She said, quote, "I got an e-mail from [Madonna's] people and her, sending me their love and complete support on behalf of the single . . . and if the queen says it shall be, then it shall be." --But yesterday, Madonna's rep told CNN she was not aware of any email. (--Of course, that doesn't mean it didn't exist . . . only that it wasn't sent through the rep. Although, Lady Gaga did say she also heard from "Madonna's people.")

It's Official: Bruno Mars Got Off Easy for His Cocaine Bust:

As expected, BRUNO MARS plead guilty to felony cocaine possession yesterday. He'll have to pay a $2,000 fine, and will have to do 200 hours of community service. Bruno will be on probation for a year, but he won't have to go to jail.

The New "Now That's What I Call Music" Album Tops the Charts:

The latest "Now That's What I Call Music!" disc, sold 151,000 copies to debut at #1 on the Billboard album chart. No other serious contenders came out last week, but JUSTIN BIEBER has two albums back in the Top 10 --Whether it's a boost from his new movie . . . or sympathy for his Best New Artist Grammy loss . . . The Bieb sold a total of 83,000 copies between his "My World 2.0" and "My Worlds Acoustic" albums. Here's the rest. . .

1.) (NEW) "Now That's What I Call Music! Vol. 37" (151,000 copies)
2.) "Sigh No More", Mumford & Sons (49,000 copies)
3.) "My World 2.0", Justin Bieber (48,000 copies)
4.) "Pink Friday", Nicki Minaj (47,000 copies)
5.) Pink's "Greatest Hits ... So Far!!!" (41,000 copies)

Aretha Franklin's Comeback Performance Is Set for May . . . and She's Currently Pimping a Whole Foods-Type Diet:

ARETHA FRANLKIN has scheduled her comeback performance for May 28th. It'll happen at the Seneca Niagara Casino in Buffalo. -Aretha's next album, "Aretha: A Woman Falling Out of Love", will also be released sometime in May. It'll only be available through Wal-Mart, at least initially. (--Aretha's last non-holiday studio album was "So Damn Happy", which was released in 2003. In 2008, Borders put out her "This Christmas, Aretha" CD. No other details on "Aretha: A Woman Falling Out of Love" have been given.) --By the way, Aretha is a woman falling out of love with eating pig scraps. --She tells the Associated Press that she's cleaned up her diet . . . replacing chitterlings (pig intestines), pigs' feet and ham hocks with a Whole Foods diet. --She says, quote, "They're off my diet. They just really don't fit with Whole Foods. I had [that stuff] for enough years that I don't miss it. You can't continue to eat things that are not good for you." --Aretha adds that she'll have to figure out something for when she starts performing again, because, quote, "When you come off [a high-energy concert], a carrot or some celery just isn't going to work." (--And then there's the status of her magnificent winter hat. I hope it's cold enough in Buffalo for her to wear that hat in May. According to, the average temperature for Buffalo in May is a high of 66 and a low of 48.) (--I assume she'll perform inside . . . but maybe she'll duck out at intermission to scarf down some healthy eats. I pray it's cold enough at that time for her hat . . . and that someone in Buffalo is able to sneak a new picture of her in it.) --All in all: Aretha says she's feeling "150%" healthy. That's significantly more than merely being back to 100%, or even 110%, but it's far short of feeling 200%. (???)

Lenny Kravitz's Next Album Is "Black and White" . . . Just Like He Is:

LENNY KRAVITZ'S next album "Black and White America" was named for the country's multiracial community, which includes him. Lenny's is the son of a white, Jewish man and ROXIE ROKER, the black actress who played Helen Willis on "The Jeffersons". (--The disc will be out sometime this summer.) --He explains, quote, "It's my life. I grew up in an environment where I was in between a so-called black and white world. My life has always been about contrasts. --"It reflects on not only my life and what I've gone through with my parents and what I saw growing up, but also where we are now as far as this country, and accepting these kind of changes where we now have an African-American president."

Waka Flocka Flame Was Questioned After a Shoot-Out in North Carolina:

WAKA FLOCKA FLAME was questioned after a shootout in Charlotte, North Carolina, yesterday. (--You may know him from his "No Hands" track.) --Here's what we know: --Waka was at a place called the Car Stereo Warehouse getting the sound system in his tour bus pimped out. --The local authorities told the "Charlotte Observer" that two vehicles rolled up to the parking lot at around 4:00 P.M. . . . and at least one of them opened fire on the tour bus. Waka's entourage retaliated by returning fire. --One person was shot in the shoulder, and was taken to the hospital with "non-life-threatening injuries." That person's identity was not released, but it wasn't Waka. --Waka's publicist told RadarOnline, quote, "[His] bus was shot four times, [and] security followed appropriate protocol and returned fire. Random cars apparently pulled up and began shooting, so I am told. Waka is fine and so is his team." --No charges have been filed yet, and police aren't sure WHY all this went down.


LEN LESSER . . . who played Uncle Leo on "Seinfeld" . . . has died. He was 88. (Full Story)

ADRIANNE PALICKI from "Friday Night Lights" will star in NBC's new "Wonder Woman" series. (Full Story)

Former "Bachelor" and "Dancing With the Stars" minx MELISSA RYCROFT had a baby girl yesterday. (Full Story)

"Partridge Family" superstar DAVID CASSIDY copped a plea in his DUI case. He won't go to jail, but he'll lose his license for six months. (Full Story)

BILLY RAY and TISH CYRUS were spotted together yesterday . . . at a PET CEMETERY in the Los Angeles area. There's no word what they were doing there. (Full Story)

The KARDASHIAN girls made $65 MILLION last year. (Full Story)

When "Beavis and Butt-Head" return to MTV, they won't just be making fun of music vidoes. They'll also goof on, quote, "'Jersey Shore', UFC matches and user-generated videos from YouTube." (Full Story)

LAURA PREPON from "That '70s Show" will play CHELSEA HANDLER in the NBC comedy "Are You There Vodka? It's Me Chelsea". It's based on Chelsea's book of the same name. (Full Story)

JAMES VAN DER BEEK is going to play a satirical version of himself in the ABC pilot "Don't Trust the (B-Word) In Apt. 23". (Full Story)

CEE-LO will open for RIHANNA on her summer tour. (Full Story)

LIL WAYNE has broken the world record for most "likes" on a single Facebook post in a 24-hour period. The previous record-holder was . . . OREO COOKIES. (Full Story)
Four Popular Ways to Relieve Stress . . . And Four New Methods That Work Better:

According to the health magazine "Prevention", some of the things people do to relieve stress don't work as well as we think they do. Here are four old methods that don't always work, and four NEW methods that work better.

#1.) If You Like Yoga, Keep Doing It . . . But You Don't Have To. In a recent study, 54% of people said they felt anxious while they were doing yoga, which means it's actually STRESSFUL for a lot of people. --Doctors say you're better off doing basically any repetitive activity you enjoy, including jogging, swimming, painting, walking, knitting, and even praying.

#2.) Talking About Your Problems Isn't Always Helpful. Researchers at Kent State University studied people who'd recently suffered a stressful event, or lost someone they cared about. -And a lot of them were better off if they avoided thinking or talking about it. Psychologists call it "repressive coping", and for a lot of people, it works better than therapy. --In another study, people who talked about their stressful event ALL THE TIME were more likely to develop depression and anxiety.

#3.) You Shouldn't Eat Away Your Stress, But Dark Chocolate Is Okay. Some people eat throughout the day to relieve stress. But if you start gaining weight, it can mess with your self-esteem and make you even more stressed out. --But the one food you SHOULD eat is dark chocolate. In one study, stressed-out volunteers who ate one-and-a-half ounces of dark chocolate a day for two weeks had fewer stress hormones. --But if you like MILK chocolate, you're out of luck. Researchers think Vitamin P is what reduces stress, and even though milk chocolate has some, they think the milk prevents it from absorbing into your body.

#4.) People Used to Say You Should Control Your Temper. But throwing a temper tantrum every now and then is actually better. --According to at least one study, occasionally showing how angry you are causes your brain to release less of the stress hormone cortisol.
-But you can't go overboard because obviously, if you constantly yell at people, you'll get more stressed out, and everyone will start hating you. Just ask Mel Gibson. (Prevention)


The Key To Having Lots of Friends Is . . . A Large Brain?

Apparently the key to being popular ISN'T being really good at football or really generous with the tongue. Nope . . . you just have to have a LARGE HEAD. --An evolutionary anthropologist at Oxford University just finished a study that found a person's number of friends was connected to the size of their BRAIN. --The theory here is that people with a larger orbitomedial prefrontal cortex in their brain are better at being able to step outside of themselves and figure out what other people are thinking. That makes them better at meeting and keeping friends. --The study also found that the average person has about 148 friends . . . at least, that's the average amount they could list off, and the average amount that the brain can handle. (Time)

One Out of 50 Teenagers Would Be More Willing To Go Without Food Than Without Their Phone:

With the way that teenagers' cell phones seem to FUSE with their skin and become an actual extension of their body, this isn't surprising. It's almost surprising this number isn't higher. --According to a new survey, 2% of teenagers, or one out of 50, say they'd be more willing to give up ALL FOOD than their phone. And 91% of teenagers said it would be almost IMPOSSIBLE to go a day without their phones. (Health Canal)
Coca-Cola's Archivist Confirms That Their Secret Recipe Has Not Been Leaked:

Yesterday, we told you about how the top-secret recipe for Coca-Cola might have finally been leaked out into the wild. --John Pemberton is the inventor of Coca-Cola, and back in 1979, a few pages of his journal were printed in the "Atlanta Journal-Constitution". And one of them seemed to list all the ingredients in the recipe for Coke. --We also told you that a spokeswoman from Coca-Cola announced that no, that ISN'T the secret recipe. --She wouldn't say if it was an early attempt at the recipe, or if ingredients were missing, or if it was something else entirely . . . just that it's not the recipe, and the real recipe is hand-written and kept in a bank vault. (--Of course, my cynical side thinks it USED to be the recipe, but all the ingredients like lemon oil, caramel, and real sugar were replaced by chemicals a long time ago.) --Phil Mooney has been the archivist for Coca-Cola since 1977, and yesterday he said that the recipe floating around isn't just wrong . . . it's the same old wrong list that everyone always shows him when they think they've cracked Coke's secret. --He says that over the past 34 years, three or four dozen people have approached him, allegedly with the secret formula, and it's always the same, incorrect list as the one that's making the rounds this week. (Time)

Tragic News! Carrying a Man-Purse Could Cause Long-Term Back Problems:

Terrible news here for all of my fellow MAN PURSE aficionados. We may look totally cool and sophisticated and manly carrying our man purses . . . but we could be causing ourselves health problems. ALMOST makes you question if it's worth it. --According to the British Chiropractic Association, carrying a man purse can cause long-term back problems. --They say that the average amount of weight in a man's purse is 13 POUNDS, between a smartphone, laptop or tablet, and other miscellaneous crap. --Having a man purse that heavy on your shoulder can cause subtle changes in your posture, which can eventually screw up your back's alignment. --They suggest that if you still want to carry a man purse, keep the strap short and regularly alternate which shoulder you use to carry it. (

Is the Station Wagon Officially Dead?

Another part of your childhood is going to die today. It looks like the station wagon is about to disappear. --Volvo was the last company carrying the torch for the station wagon. Sure, other manufacturers might throw one token one out there, but Volvo has been leading the station wagon movement for at least 20 or 30 years. --And now they're done. And the entire station wagon genre looks like it'll be done with them. --Volvo has announced that they are going to stop selling station wagons in the U.S. because there's no market for them anymore. Last year, they only sold 480 V50 station wagons. Total. In the entire country. --The website still lists 31 station wagons, but the classification they use is pretty fuzzy . . . very few of the wagons on their list remotely resemble the classic station wagon from "National Lampoon's Vacation". --Most of them are more like minivans that are sort of shaped like the older wagons, or family vehicles like the Dodge Caliber that are in between a car and a van. --Volvo says that between minivans, crossovers, and SUVs, families just aren't interested in the more old-fashioned station wagons anymore. (CNN Money)


Police Arrest a Man for Impersonating a Cop . . . Then Arrest His Brother For Pulling Up To the Scene In a Fake Cop Car:

I feel like when you go around impersonating a cop, you might as well just count down the minutes until you get caught. If there's one skill that EVERY cop is good at, it's being able to tell who's a real cop and who's just biting their style. --Today's fake cops are 49-year-old Glenn Hooper of Orange County, Florida and his older brother, Gregory Hooper. (--Gregory's exact age wasn't released.) And they took their fake copping seriously. --Both of them owned Ford Crown Victorias outfitted with lights and sirens. They also had spotlights, handcuffs dangling inside, and microphones to talk to other drivers. They would go around, pulling people over, acting like cops. --It all blew up in their faces this week when Glenn tried to pull someone over . . . the driver got suspicious . . . and called the real police. --When they showed up, Glenn tried to tell them he worked for the Seminole County Sheriff's Office. No, the cops said, WE work for the Seminole County Sheriff's Office, and we know that you do not. --Then he confessed he considers himself a "crime watch liaison" . . . whatever that is . . . and he's actually just a security guard at a STRIP CLUB called Rachel's. --It gets better. While they were arresting him, his brother Gregory pulled up in HIS fake cop car with the siren blaring. Apparently Gregory was planning to pretend he was a cop and help out . . . he didn't realize his brother was the one being arrested. --So Gregory was arrested too. Both are facing third-degree felony charges. (ABC 9 - Orlando)
A Man Stabs a Woman He'd Been Dating From After She Decides To End Things. And He's Done This Before:

Internet dating may be getting more and more mainstream by the day . . . but just because the normals now outnumber the crazies doesn't mean it's anywhere CLOSE to lunatic-free. --49-year-old Mary Kay Beckman of Las Vegas, Nevada is a single mother. She met a 53-year-old man named Wade Mitchell Ridley last month on --They went on a few dates, and Mary decided she wasn't really into it. So she broke things off with Ridley. --And he lost it. He went to her house, knocked her down, and repeatedly STABBED her for breaking up with him. --She survived, but she's still in critical condition. --After Ridley was arrested for the stabbing, police started linking him to an unsolved murder in Phoenix, Arizona. --Earlier this month, 62-year-old Anne Simenson of Phoenix was stabbed to death in her home. Ridley also dated her. Police believe they met on too, but it hasn't been confirmed. --Ridley is facing attempted murder charges in Nevada, and is considered a main suspect in the stabbing in Arizona. (New York Daily News)

A Woman Stabbed Her Husband Because He Didn't Want To Go Out . . . And He Covered For Her By Saying He Cut Himself "Sleep Eating":

No matter how exciting your marriage starts out, at some point you realize you're just another boring married couple. And this is the worst possible way to react . . . --On Friday night, 40-year-old Kristin Renee-Walz of Lincoln, Nebraska wanted to leave the house and have a big night out. Her husband, 49-year-old Timothy Walz, just wanted to stay home on the couch. --So . . . she STABBED him. --He suffered pretty deep cuts on his forearm, right knee, and right elbow. During the fight, Kristin also gave him a serious bite on the chest. --Timothy didn't go to the hospital until the next day. And when he did, he tried to cover for his wife . . . by telling the staff that he's a SLEEP EATER, and must've cut himself while he was gorging on cake in the middle of the night. --The cops unraveled the story pretty quickly, since the fresh bite mark wasn't compatible with the sleep eater story. Unless Timothy is a sleep eater who sometimes tries to eat himself, suicidal cannibal style. Which he isn't. --Kristen was arrested for second-degree domestic assault, and use of a weapon to commit a felony. (Lincoln Journal Star)

Follow-Up: The Woman Who Posted a Facebook Photo of Her Baby with a Bong Says It Wasn't a Bong . . . Even Though It's Clearly a Bong:

Last June, we told you about 19-year-old Rachel Stieringer of Keystone Heights, Florida. But since I don't remember things I talked about an hour ago, let's start from scratch. --Back in June, Rachel posted some Facebook photos of her 11-month-old son sitting on the floor, with a large green BONG between his legs. And his mouth was on the bong, like he's hitting it. --Rachel was arrested. Since there was no proof the boy had actually smoked marijuana . . . thank God . . . the cops just ended up charging Rachel with misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia. --Now, she's trying to FIGHT that charge. According to her lawyer, the bong in the photo wasn't a bong and, quote, "no bong was ever seized or ever seen by law enforcement." --Prosecutors countered that every sign points to Rachel owning the bong . . . including the fact that her name on both Facebook and MySpace is "RachelXReefer." --Rachel still has custody of her son. (CBS 10 - Tampa)


A guy proposed to his girlfriend in downtown Denver on Valentine's Day . . . and dropped the ring down into the sewer by accident. He had to call the fire department, and they were able to retrieve it after about 45 minutes. (Full Story)

Now you can get 'The Mommy Card' . . . a business card for moms who aren't 'working.' (Full Story)

A health care worker in England has been fined for leaving a bottle of toilet cleaner in the bathroom of a blind dementia patient . . . who then drank it and died. (Full Story)

The NFL has upped its offer to the fans that didn't get their seats at the Super Bowl. In addition to future tickets, they're now offering $5,000 to cover people's travel expenses to Dallas. (Full Story)

A 70-year-old guy in Florida collapsed with chest pains, and was pronounced dead by EMTs . . . but woke up when the mortician arrived. Unfortunately he only lived another four days, before dying for real. (Full Story)


#1.) A Model With a Great Butt Sewed a Camera Into the Back of Her Jeans . . . To See How Many Guys Checked Her Out:

A hot New Zealand model named Jessie Gurunathan sewed a camera into the back of her jeans, so she could record people checking out her butt while she around Los Angeles. Not surprisingly, a lot of guys stared . . . and so did a lot of WOMEN. --The YouTube video is called "Rear View Girls: Los Angeles". (--Don't miss the girl on the escalator at :49, and the guy dressed as Jesus at 1:53.) (--WARNING: This video includes the word "ass-cam".)

#2.) Dwyane Wade Threw a Full Court Alley Oop Pass to LeBron James, and Some People Think It's the Best Pass Ever . . . Including LeBron:

If you haven't seen the pass DWYANE WADE made to LEBRON JAMES on Tuesday night, check it out as soon as you're near a computer. He threw a full court alley-oop that looked more like a football pass. Then LeBron caught it in mid-air and laid it in. --After the game, LeBron said it was probably the best pass in NBA history, and a lot of people agree. (--Search YouTube for "Wade Throws Full Court Alley Oop to LeBron") --If you want something to compare it to, check out the "Top Ten All-Time NBA Assists" on YouTube.

#3.) Here's James Earl Jones Reading the Justin Bieber Song "Baby":

OPRAH'S best friend GAYLE KING has her own talk show on the Oprah Winfrey Network now, and yesterday she had JAMES EARL JONES read a verse from the JUSTIN BIEBER song "Baby". --Apparently Gayle doesn't have a studio audience, because the reading was pretty good, and there was almost no reaction in the studio. (--Search for "James Earl Jones Justin Bieber." He starts reading at :21.)

#4.) An Extremely Short, Extremely Chubby Guy Did "The Urkel Dance" While Wearing a Chippendales Outfit:

Remember the episode of "Family Matters" where Urkel won over a bunch of kids at a party by teaching them his signature move . . . "The Urkel Dance"? --Well, there's a new video on of an extremely short, extremely chubby guy doing "The Urkel" . . . shirtless and wearing a Chippendales bow tie. Check it out, and it'll change your life. (--Search for "Do Da Urkel Dance." And don't miss the guy's crazy laugh at :44. )

#5.) It Turns Out the "Shaving Helmet" Was a Hoax . . . And There's a New Video That Shows How It Was Done:

It turns out the "Shaving Helmet" video that went viral last week was just a hoax. It was a marketing scheme for a company called HeadBlade. And the guys who posted it on YouTube have posted a new video showing how it was done. (--They used twins.) (--Search for "The Making of the Shaving Helmet." They show the trick at :42.)


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