Tuesday, February 22, 2011



Breaking News: Justin Bieber Has Cut His Hair . . . a Little:

An all-points bulletin sent shockwaves through the Internet yesterday, after JUSTIN BIEBER Tweeted, quote, "Thinking about getting a haircut . . . hmmmmmm." -Girls everywhere weighed in . . . mostly by trying to talk him out of it, and emphasizing their position with many, MANY exclamation points. (--User GabbyBlue123 put it all in perspective by Tweeting: "Don't get a hair cut. You might look weird, and than some of your fans might be mad.") (--Although that may seem like a HUGE understatement, user JulieEctrifying . . . ??? . . . responded with this: Quote, "Then those were never true fans at all." That's one of those ECTRIFYING quotes that Julie may very well be famous for.) --Despite all the culture of fear and uncertainty that Justin unleashed, he DID go through with it. Yes, Justin Bieber has CUT HIS HAIR . . . a little bit. --Justin Tweeted quote, "Yeah so it's true . . . I got a lil haircut . . . I like it . . . and we are giving all the hair [that was] cut to CHARITY to auction. Details coming soon." --He also told TMZ he, quote, "wanted to change it up [with] kind of a mature look." There aren't any further details on that charity thing yet . . . other than that TMZ says they're getting a lock to sell, and it'll benefit "some animal charities." --The site also posted pictures of his new cut. (--You can find the gallery, here.) (--In those photos, Justin was on the set of a video he's doing with RASCAL FLATTS. It's for their remix duet "That Should Be Me".)

Justin Bieber Filled Selena Gomez's House with Flowers:

What did you get for Valentine's Day? Whatever it was, it probably wasn't as cool as this . . . --JUSTIN BIEBER bought out an entire flower shop in order to fill SELENA GOMEZ'S house with flowers last Wednesday. --He literally bought every flower in the joint . . . and it took several truck loads to deliver all of them. Sources say Selena loved it.

Charlie Sheen Hosted a Screening of "Major League" . . . With Some Real Major Leaguers:

CHARLIE SHEEN had a little party over the weekend . . . but as far as we know, there was no cocaine, and there were no porno stars. --Instead, he invited some Major League Baseball players. They were: Pitcher BRIAN WILSON of the World Champion San Francisco Giants, and retired legends Kenny Lofton, Eddie Murray, Lenny Dykstra and Todd Zeile. --PETE ROSE was invited, too, but he couldn't make it. --Charlie flew them to his home to watch his baseball movie "Major League" in his screening room. (--Presumably the same screening room where he would bring MATTRESS ACTRESSES so they could watch and critique porn flicks.) --Charlie also brought in "Major League" writer and director David S. Ward to talk about the movie. --And he let the players try on BABE RUTH'S 1927 World Series ring . . . which is part of his extensive baseball memorabilia collection. --He called it, quote, "The ultimate VIP baseball excursion." --On a related note, there's been talk of a new "Major League" movie that would reunite Charlie, TOM BERENGER and WESLEY SNIPES for the first time since the 1989 original. --Sources say Charlie is totally down with this . . . and he's doing everything he can to make it happen. --Although Snipes may be out of the picture if they want to roll cameras soon . . . since he's doing his time for tax evasion. (--Snipes bowed out of the first "Major League" sequel, "Major League 2" . . . which came out in 1994. His character was played by OMAR EPPS.) (--There was a third sequel in 1998 called "Major League: Back to the Minors". None of them were in that one.) (--The only returning actors or characters were Corbin Bernsen as Roger Dorn, Dennis Haysbert as Pedro Cerrano and Bob Uecker as announcer Harry Doyle.)

Charlie Sheen Wants to Move His Ex-Wives Into His Neighborhood:

Here's how we know CHARLIE SHEEN is still on drugs: He wants to move both of his ex-wives into his neighborhood. --Charlie is reportedly looking for two homes in his gated community . . . one for DENISE RICHARDS and one for BROOKE MUELLER. He'll pay for the homes and moving expenses for both ladies, too. --That way, he'll be a lot closer to his four kids . . . and the kids will have a chance to get to know each other, too. --A source says Brooke loves the idea, and is likely to take Charlie up on it. No word yet about Denise. (--Charlie returned to work yesterday, as expected, and he brought his new girlfriend along with him. He wouldn't reveal her name, but the paparazzi got some pictures. Check 'em out here.) (--Here's one last note: The movie "Due Date" comes out on DVD today.) (--And there's a deleted scene on it in which Robert Downey Jr. and Zach Galifianakis debate who is the linchpin of the show: Charlie Sheen, Jon Cryer or Angus T. Jones. You can watch it here.)

Miley Cyrus Won an "Inspiration Award":

Who says MILEY CYRUS is a bad influence? I mean, aside from everybody in the universe plus her own dad? --On Friday, Miley was CELEBRATED by a group called the Global Action Youth Leadership. They even gave her an INSPIRATION AWARD. And it was presented to her by HILARY DUFF, so you know it's legit. --And when she accepted the award, Miley had a message of inspiration for children around the world. It was basically this: IGNORE YOUR PARENTS. --She said, quote, "I want [kids] to do something they love. Not something that seems like a chore because someone tells them that that's the right thing to do, or what their parents want, or what's important to people around them, but what's on their heart." (--To be fair, Miley was being honored for some actual, good charity work she does . . . like helping to feed hungry children and stuff. Here's video of Miley getting her award.) (--On a somewhat related note, here's video of Miley's brother TRACE and his girlfriend BRENDA SONG, from the Disney Channel show "The Suite Life On Deck", going into a Los Angeles SMOKE SHOP.) (--We don't know if they're into anything illegal . . . but smoke shops do a good business selling bongs, hookahs and vaporizers.)

Olivia Munn . . . Is Matthew Morrison Dattin' That?

Having MATTHEW MORRISON be the breakout playboy of the "Glee" cast seems a little odd . . . but that's apparently what's happening. --First, he was ALLEGEDLY dating CAMERON DIAZ. Now, he's ALLEGEDLY with OLIVIA MUNN. --They were holding hands and kissing at the Rangers / Flyers hockey game at Madison Square Garden on Sunday. (--Check out some pics here.) --You would know Olivia from G4's "Attack of the Show", "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart" and the fantasies of pretty much every guy you've ever met. --She's also on that new NBC sitcom, "Perfect Couples" that nobody seems to be watching. She's 30 years old. --Matthew is 32 . . . but he was a virgin until the age of 21. (--TRUE!)

Check Out George Clooney's Girlfriend Dancing to Ciara's "Like a Boy" On Some Italian TV Show:

GEORGE CLOONEY'S sexy Italian girlfriend ELISABETTA CANALIS put on a revealing outfit and danced to CIARA'S "Like a Boy" on a live Italian TV show Saturday night. (--I'm not sure this officially qualifies as "dancing", but she looks good . . . and what's more important than that, right? Check out the video here.)

Was Lindsay Lohan Turned Away From Laker Pau Gasol's Party . . . Because She's too Much Trouble?

RadarOnline.com claims that LINDSAY LOHAN was turned away from a party Friday night hosted by L.A. Laker PAU GASOL . . . because she's too much trouble. --A source says, quote, "The guest list was pretty specific, so there wasn't much leniency. But if I'm being honest Lindsay is seen as too much trouble and that's the reason she wasn't allowed in. --"If it had been someone else with a better reputation there is no doubt they would have made an exception." --The party was at a hotel bar . . . and the source says Lindsay started acting strangely after getting rejected . . . quote, "She headed for the elevators, rode them up and down for about ten minutes before going down to the parking garage and heading out that way. --"She didn't make a fuss, but she definitely looked shocked that she wasn't being welcomed in."

Piers Morgan Will Interview Larry King on CNN:

PIERS MORGAN and LARRY KING are coming together. --Piers will interview Larry live on his CNN show "Piers Morgan Tonight" this Wednesday. Piers, of course, took over Larry's long-held CNN timeslot last month. (--"Larry King Live" aired for 25 years before ending in December.) --Pies said, quote, "I can't think of many people I'd rather interview than Larry, and I'm sure people will be fascinated by the dynamic between us, for obvious reasons." --That dynamic is a little more complicated than its face value. Larry openly campaigned for RYAN SEACREST to be his successor . . . and never seemed to like the idea of Piers taking over his seat. --And last week, Larry told the BBC that he believed Piers, quote, "may have been oversold" to the public. --He said Piers was doing "fine," but, quote, "one of the problems they did was oversell it . . . he was going to be dangerous, he was going to be water-cooler talk, it was 'wait till you see me, I'm different.' --"Well, he's good, but he's not that dangerous . . . he's certainly not bad. He's certainly an acceptable host. He asks good questions . . . maybe he interrupts a little too much at times." (Delicious Audio)
Tuesday TV Reminders: (--Check your local listings.)

--"No Ordinary Family" . . . 8:00 to 9:00 P.M. on ABC. (--Anthony Michael Hall guest stars as a disabled man who gets an injection of the super serum.)

--"Glee" . . . 8:00 to 9:00 P.M. on Fox. (--The glee club kids are inspired by a lesson on the dangers of underage drinking.)

--"Biggest Loser: Couples" . . . 8:00 to 10:00 P.M. on NBC. (--Bret and Cara lead a workout at a mixed martial arts gym.)

--"Only in America with Larry the Cable Guy" . . . 9:00 to 10:00 P.M. on the History Channel. (--Larry visits the world's biggest rodeo.)

--"The Good Wife" . . . 10:00 to 11:00 P.M. on CBS. (--"Ugly Betty's" America Ferrera plays a love interest for Eli, who's played by Alan Cumming.)

--"Primetime: What Would You Do?" . . . 10:00 to 11:00 P.M. on ABC. (--This week's scenarios include a little person mocked for his size; a girl getting yelled at by her boyfriend for wanting to keep her baby; and a kid angry that his dad is gay.)

--"The Real Housewives of Miami" [SERIES Premiere] . . . 10:00 to 11:00 P.M. on Bravo. (--The housewives include two NBA wives . . . Scottie Pippen's wife Larsa, and Christy Rice, who is the ex-wife of Miami Heat's Glen Rice.)


--"Due Date" - starring Robert Downey Jr. as a guy who has five days to get home before his wife gives birth, and Zach Galifianakis as the annoying stranger who gives him a ride. Chaos ensues and then Jamie Foxx helps them finish the trip. (--There's also a deleted scene on it in which Robert Downey Jr. and Zach Galifianakis debate who is the linchpin of "Two and a Half Men": Charlie Sheen, Jon Cryer or Angus T. Jones. You can watch it here.)

--"Megamind" - Will Ferrell is Megamind, Brad Pitt is MetroMan, and Tina Fey is the reporter who comes between them. Jonah Hill plays the fat slob Megamind bestows with super powers, who then turns to villainy. It hits stores this Friday.

--"Get Low" - starring Robert Duvall as a hermit who decides he's ready to die . . . but he's going to throw himself a party at the funeral home first. Bill Murray is the funeral director in charge of the festivities, and Sissy Spacek is Duvall's old flame.

TV Series On DVD:

--"The Guild: Season 4" - A web comedy series about the offline lives of online gamers. You can watch all four seasons online at WatchTheGuild.com and enjoy the music videos "Do You Wanna Date My Avatar" and "Game On" at YouTube.
--"Survivor: Heroes vs. Villains - Season 20"
--"Nurse Jackie: Season Two" . . . on a single disc.
--"Weeds: Season Six" . . . a three-disc DVD set.
--"Ice Road Truckers: The Complete Season Four" . . . a four-disc DVD set.
--"Huge: The Complete Series" . . . a three-disc DVD set of the ABC Family series that starred Nikki Blonsky as a chubby girl at a fat camp. (--It ran for one season.)

--"The King of Limbs", Radiohead (--It was released on TheKingOfLimbs.com last Friday. You can get the MP3s now for $9. The CD-version hits stores in May.)

--"21", Adele (--Grammy-winning British gal. This is her second disc. Her first album, "19", and this one are named for her age when the songs were written.)

--"Bootleg Volume 2: From Memphis to Hollywood", Johnny Cash (--A two-discc set of songs from 1954 through 1969. Includes 16 never issued outtakes, many of which were discovered in a vault in Johnny's Tennessee house.) (--Volume 1 was originally released back in 2006 as "Personal File". It's being rereleased today as "Bootleg Volume 1: Personal File".)

The Next Over-The-Top First-Person Shooter, "Bulletstorm", Hit Stores Today:

--"Bulletstorm" (M) . . . on Xbox360, PS3, and PC. A first person shooter that uses a "skillshot" system to reward you for dispatching your opponents in creative ways. You're a former black ops soldier who crashes on an alien planet over run by mutants and prehistoric monsters. You get a huge arsenal of weapons, including one that shoots explosive charges connected by a chain that wraps around an enemy before detonating. (UNCENSORED Weapons Trailer) Fox News hates it, mostly because of its excessive profanity and how it rewards players who deliberately blow off someone else's manitalia. (Trailer)

--"Killzone 3" (M) The third installment of this PS3-exclusive shooter features PSMove support and a 3D display if you have a 3D TV. "Killzone 3" also features a new "Brutal Melee" system for when combat gets up close and personal. Another new addition lets you glide through the skies on jet packs. Multiplayer feature five classes and eight different maps with up to 24 players. Thanks to the new "Botzone" if you're tired of getting rocked by 12-year-olds online you can set up your own match against computer opponents to hone your skills. (Trailer)

--"Knights Contract" (M) . . . on Xbox360 and PS3. In this action adventure game you play an experienced witch hunter trying to stop hordes of monsters unleashed upon the world by Dr. Faust. (Trailer)

--"de Blob 2" (E) . . . on Xbox360, PS3, DS and Wii. In this platform/puzzle game you control a blob who mixes paint to create new colors and bring life to his world. (Trailer)

ESRB Game Ratings: (E) for Everyone; (T) for Teen; (M) for Mature (18+)

Nicki Minaj Says She Has a Gay Boy Living Inside Her:

BEYONCÉ has had her alter ego "Sasha Fierce" . . . CIARA has "Super C" . . . JENNIFER LOPEZ has "Lola" . . . and now NICKI MINAJ has outed her alter ego. -Literally. He's a gay boy named "Roman Zolanski." --Nicki explains, quote, "Roman's a little gay boy who lives in me . . . and every time I talk he sort of just appears and I tell him, 'Roman, you know, stop it, you've gone mad, I tell you, mad.' --"He's an outlet to say what I need to say but sometimes don't want to." --This isn't a completely new revelation. Nicki has mentioned Roman before . . . although this is the first we've heard of his sexual orientation. Although, it's a little weird that he has a sexual orientation at all. --There's a song on Nicki's album "Pink Friday" called "Roman's Revenge". It's a collaboration with EMINEM, in which Nicki (apparently as Roman) sings: --"Word, that (B-word) mad 'cause I took the spot? / Well, (B-word), if you ain't (crappin'), then get off the pot." (--You can hear the song, here. ***WARNING***: This is NOT CENSORED, and contains a lot of PROFANITY.)

Nicki Minaj Doesn't Do Escalators:

Here's an interesting fact about NICKI MINAJ: She's NOT a fan of escalators. --According to the "New York Post", Nicki's inner diva . . . (--or the gay boy she has living inside her) . . . came out when she refused to take an escalator down one floor to a lower level party that she was hosting. --A "source" says, quote, "There was a little drama, but she couldn't be persuaded."

Eminem Has Surpassed a Billion Views on YouTube:

EMINEM has surpassed ONE BILLION views on YouTube. --He's the third person to score 1 billion views . . . behind LADY GAGA and JUSTIN BIEBER. (--This is according to the tracking service FameCount.com.) --Here are the Top 10, and the number of views they have on YouTube . . .

1.) Justin Bieber . . . 1.3 billion
2.) Lady Gaga . . . 1.2 billion
3.) Eminem . . . 1 billion
4.) Rihanna . . . 979 million
5.) Shakira . . . 680 million
6.) Britney Spears . . . 669 million
7.) The Black Eyed Peas . . . 641 million
8.) Michael Jackson . . . 632 million
9.) The Jonas Brothers . . . 561 million
10.) Soulja Boy . . . 537 million

(--These numbers only count the totals of videos uploaded by the artists' OFFICIAL YouTube accounts . . . so their actual views, are probably far greater if you count all the videos uploaded by fans.)


Just days before her wedding, KELSEY GRAMMER'S fiancée KAYTE WALSH suffered a NIP-SLIP. It was pretty minor, but that won't stop you from looking, will it? (Full Story)

FRANKIE MUNIZ got locked out of his house in the cold for two hours Sunday night, but his wife had nothing to do with it. It happened by accident when he went outside to change a light bulb. After he got back in, he Tweeted about it. (Full Story)

Director Adam Shankman says TOM CRUISE is, quote, "pouring himself into the role" of aging rock star Stacee Jaxx in the upcoming musical, "Rock of Ages". (Full Story)

There's a rumor going around that GLENN CLOSE is going to star in a movie about SUSAN BOYLE. It's untrue. (--Not to mention a little bit insulting to Glenn, don't you think?) (Full Story)

ARCADE FIRE has announced some tour dates beginning in April. The National, Okkervil River, Explosions in the Sky and Local Natives will take turns opening for them. (Tour Dates)

The Daytona 500 averaged 15.6 million viewers on Sunday. That's the biggest Daytona 500 audience since 2008. (Full Story)

9.1 million people tuned in to TNT to watch the NBA All-Star Game on Sunday. It was the NBA's the highest-rated All-Star Game since 2003. (Full Story)

Deadline.com says ASHLEY JUDD has signed on to an action show that ABC is developing. It's called "Missing" . . . and Ashley is playing a former CIA agent who goes to Europe to track down her missing teenage son. (Full Story)

KIM KARDASHIAN did a keg stand on Sunday's episode of "Kourtney & Kim Take New York". (Video)

The Five Most Common Sleep Positions and What They Say About Your Personality:

These things always seem like nonsense, but according to "Men's Health", the position you sleep in at night could reveal certain things about your personality. --Researchers surveyed 1,000 people and watched them sleep. Here are the five most common positions, and what they mean.

#1.) The Fetus Position. It's the most popular position, and 41% of the people who were studied prefer it. Here's what it means: --If you sleep on your side, people think you're tough, but you're actually shy and sensitive. And it might take a while before you warm up to strangers, but once you know them you're much more relaxed. --There's also one health concern: If you sleep on your LEFT side, it can put stress on your liver, stomach, and lungs. So sleeping on your right side is better.

#2.) Sleeping on Your Side, But Not Curling Up. It means you're social and easygoing. But you also tend to trust people too much, so you're easy to take advantage of.

#3.) The Yearner Position. It's when you sleep on your side with both arms out in front of you . . . kind of the way Frankenstein looks when he walks . . . and it means you're open to new things, but also suspicious and cynical. --It takes you a long time to make decisions. But once you do, you don't change your mind very easily.

#4.) Sleeping on Your Stomach. People who sleep on their stomach with their hands above their head are good at making quick decisions . . . but sometimes that results in BAD decisions. And they tend to take criticism personally.

#5.) The Soldier Position. It's when you sleep on your back with your arms out at your sides, and your legs slightly spread. If that's you, then according to the study you're quiet and reserved, but you expect a lot out of yourself and others. --And there's also a good chance you snore, since sleeping on your back makes it harder to breathe. You'll sleep better . . . and so will the person next to you . . . if you flip over and sleep on your stomach. --Plus, sleeping on your stomach is better for digestion. (MensHealth.com)



A Woman Is Suspended From Work For Taking a Phone Call On Valentine's Day . . . From Her Son In Afghanistan:

There aren't many calls you HAVE to take when you're at work. Most of the time, you could call the person back at lunch or on the way home. This was NOT one of those calls. --On Valentine's Day, Teresa Danford was at work at an upholstery factory called Crane Interiors in Woodbury, Tennessee when she got a call. It was from her son, who's currently deployed in AFGHANISTAN. --He rarely gets a chance to call her . . . he only gets a call when his unit gets a round with the satellite phone . . . so she took it. --But there was a problem. Crane has a "no cell phones at work" policy. So when Teresa finished up her call, her managers told her she was SUSPENDED for three days, WITHOUT PAY. And if it happened again, she'd be fired. --The company says that phones are banned during work hours, quote, "due to safety concerns within a production environment." --They also say they've apologized to Teresa . . . but the policy is the policy. --Teresa's son is scheduled to return home next month. (Washington Post)

When Couples Split the Chores 50-50, It Just Makes Them Hate Each Other More:

If you think splitting the chores with your spouse 50-50 is going to make the resentment and inequality in your relationship magically disappear . . . NOPE. --According to a new book called "Spousonomics", couples who divide chores right down the middle end up just as unhappy as other couples. --It's because not everyone is good at every chore, and certain people hate certain chores more than other people. So instead of doing the ironing, which you're good at, you HAVE to wash the dishes and walk the dog . . . and you hate those. --Those chores take you longer . . . you miss out on time to do things you really want . . . and you end up unhappy. --The authors of "Spousonomics" say the best plan is to split up the chores based on whoever can do each one QUICKER. That way you'll get through them faster and have more time to enjoy as a couple. --To make sure it doesn't end up where one person is better at EVERY chore . . . and then DOING every chore . . . find the chores where neither of you are particularly skilled and figure out who should learn how to handle it. --So if neither of you have a clue how to work the lawn mower, the person who has more time figures it out. (Yahoo! Shine)

There's a New Facebook App That Notifies You When People Change Their Relationship Status:

So you secretly want to defile one of your Facebook friends. Happens to all of us. There's only problem: She has a boyfriend. But you know it won't last, and you want to make sure you're there the SECOND it ends to swoop in and take your shot. --Well, let's all thank modern technology, because it just made your ability to STALK that person easier than ever. --A programmer named Dan Loewenherz just released a new, free Facebook app called the Breakup Notifier. --You go to the official website . . . sign in with your Facebook account . . . and choose which of your friends you'd like to stalk. Then, as soon as any of them make a change in their relationship status, you get an email letting you know. --What you do with that information is up to you. (Reddit) (--You can sign up for the Break-up Notifier at breakupnotifier.com. As for entering your Facebook login info on some random website, it's probably fine . . . but stalking always comes with some risks, ya know.)
Good News, Hippies: Toyota Has Announced the Official Plural Form of the Word "Prius":

You're on the way to the raw food commune in your Prius. And when you get to the parking lot, most people rode bicycles of course, but everyone who drove came in a Prius. And you want to take a picture for your tweet about the Prius-filled lot. --But you don't know the plural form of the word Priuses. And that stops you. --Toyota is finally here to help. They ran a six-week poll asking people to vote on the preferred plural form of the word Prius, and the winner is . . . Prii. (--It's pronounced Pree-eye.) Prii beat out Priuses, Prium, and Prien. (Engadget) (--"Prii"? Really? Apparently voting for "Pri-tentious" was too on-the-nose.)

People Are Going To Eat As Much Food In the Next 40 Years As We Did In the Previous 8,000 Years:

Two things are happening with the world's population. It's increasing at a record rate, and chubbing out at a record rate. And the food supply . . . well, it's about to have trouble keeping up. --According to a new report, humans will eat as much food in the next 40 years as we did in the previous EIGHT THOUSAND years. --The world's population should hit the seven billion mark this year, and the nine billion mark by 2050. The biggest growth is happening in some of the poorest areas, like Africa and Southeast Asia. (AFP)

Here Are the Ten Strangest Requests Dentists Have Ever Heard:

The Chicago Dental Society just released the results of a survey, where they asked hundreds of dentists to share the STRANGEST requests they've ever heard. And they put together a top ten. Check 'em out . . .

#10.) Can you pull my tooth without anesthesia?

#9.) Can you wire my mouth shut to help my diet?

#8.) Can you identify this set of dentures? They were left in the bathroom at work.

#7.) Can I pay you to come to my office every day to floss my teeth?

#6.) Will you pull all of my teeth and give me dentures?

#5.) I just broke off my engagement. Can you take the diamond from the ring and put it in my tooth?

#4.) Will you give me anesthesia in my lips? I'm going to get permanent lipstick tattooed on and it will help with the pain.

#3.) Can you do an emergency cleaning so I can go to my high school reunion with a bright smile? (--Not sure why this is third. It doesn't seem that unreasonable. It's not like she asked to have the dentist pose as her rich husband.)

#2.) Can I keep the teeth you pull so I can make a necklace out of them?

#1.) Can you give my dog braces? (PR Newswire)

Two Sisters are Injured When Their Inflatable Bounce Castle Is Thrown 100 Feet Through the Air By High Winds:

Here's a good reminder: If it's windy enough outside that trees, telephone poles, and mobile homes can get knocked over . . . that might be a good time to bring your kids inside and park them in front of the TV. --Over the weekend, there were serious high winds in Marana, Arizona. Two sisters there, a nine-year-old and an 11-year-old, were outside jumping around inside their inflatable bounce house. --But it wasn't tied down well enough . . . and a gust of wind actually TOSSED it into the air, with the girls inside. --The bounce house was set up for a birthday party later that afternoon. --The house traveled about 100 FEET and landed on a neighbor's ROOF. The 11-year-old hit her head on the roof and suffered some serious head injuries. The nine-year-old fell from the roof onto the ground and was also injured. --Fortunately, neither of them suffered life-threatening injuries . . . they've both been released from the hospital . . . and they're home recovering. (ABC 15 - Phoenix) (--Here's a photo of the bounce house after its flight, lying on the ground, deflated.)
One Out of Five People Spends More Time Searching For Bargains On Flights Than They Do On the Flights Themselves:

Here's an interesting side effect of the airlines constantly jacking up their ticket prices. --According to an IBM survey of more than 2,000 business and non-business travelers, one out of five people spends more time searching for a cheaper flight than they do on the flight itself. --Almost 20% of people spend five or more hours shopping for better fares and booking flights that take LESS than five hours. (Chicago Tribune)


A Woman Attacks Her Roommate With Scissors and a Wooden Board Over Missing Girl Scout Cookies:

I'm thinking the Girl Scouts of America AREN'T going to be proud of this story. Even though it would give them one hell of a new marketing slogan . . . something like "Girl Scout Cookies: So Good You'll Brutally Attack Your Friends Over Them." --Early Sunday morning, 31-year-old Hersha Howard of Naples, Florida got home and went to the kitchen to eat from her stash of Thin Mints. But she found that her delicious cookies were ALL GONE. And she flipped out. --She went into her roommate's room, woke her up, and accused her of eating the cookies. The roommate said she didn't eat them. Hersha didn't believe her . . . they argued . . . and it escalated. --The argument quickly turned into Hersha CHASING her roommate around with SCISSORS . . . HITTING her with a WOODEN BOARD . . . following her outside . . . and attacking her with a sign. --The roommate's husband separated them and called the police. --Hersha was arrested and charged with aggravated battery with a deadly weapon, and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. --As for what happened to the missing cookies . . . turns out the roommate was telling the truth. Earlier that day she HAD opened the Thin Mints. But she didn't eat them . . . she gave them to Hersha's KIDS because they were hungry. (Naples News)

A Woman Leaves Her Young Kids Alone To Go To a Bar . . . The Kids Wander Over To the Bar . . . And the Woman Ends Up Forgetting To Take Them Home:

Here's a Mother of the Year candidate for you. She's 28-year-old Adrianne Gressman of Tiffin, Iowa, and Saturday night was NOT a banner night for her parenting skills. --She started the night by leaving her two young kids HOME ALONE so she could go buy some cigarettes and hit a bar. Her kids' exact ages weren't released. --While Gressman was at the bar, her kids ended up leaving the house and somehow following their mom to the bar. Other customers found the two young kids outside, crying in the snow, and brought them inside. --Somehow, Gressman seemed NOT TO NOTICE that her kids were now in the bar. So when she left to go home . . . she LEFT her kids behind, at the bar. --That's when a bartender called the police. --Gressman was arrested and charged with endangerment with no injury for abandoning her kids TWICE in one night. --There's no word on who is taking care of the children now. --When we ran a Google search on Gressman we found that she works professionally as . . . a BABYSITTER. She has an ad up on SitterCity.com and charges $10 to $20 an hour for her services. (Iowa City Press-Citizen)


According to a new survey, people would rather be tan than protected from skin cancer. And even people with a family history of disease don't necessarily use sunscreen. (Full Story)

A new study shows that brief distractions at work can actually help you improve focus and concentration? (Full Story)

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#1.) After a Hockey Ref Tackled a Player, the Assistant Coach Protested . . . By Stripping Down and Throwing His Clothes on the Ice:

Hockey coaches sometimes throw stuff on the ice when they get angry, but this is ridiculous: A minor league assistant coach in Colorado flipped out when a referee tackled one of his players to keep the player from fighting. --And in protest, the coach took off his suit jacket, his button-down, his t-shirt, and his shoes, and threw them on the ice, one by one. He got down to just his pants, then he got ejected. (--WARNING: Someone in the crowd yells "kick his ass" at :43. (--Search YouTube for "Colorado Eagles Coach Strips." The ref pushes the player to the bench at :23, and the coach starts stripping at 1:14. And watch your volume level when you play the video. The audio from the crowd is way loud.)

#2.) Brawls at Mediocre Restaurant Chains Part One . . . Denny's:

When you're in a relationship, it's good to have similar interests. But this doesn't count: On Friday night, a man and a woman started two fights at a Denny's in Chicopee, Massachusetts. (--About 90 miles west of Boston.) --First, the guy started wailing on a dude who was sitting in a booth with two girls. Then after a few more minutes of arguing, his girlfriend gave the two girls a beat down as well. (--WARNING: This video contains A LOT of F-words and S-words.) (--Search BarStoolSports.com for "Friday Night at Denny's in Chicopee." The pummeling starts immediately, and the girl fight starts at 2:32.)

#3.) Brawls at Mediocre Restaurant Chains Part Two . . . IHOP:

After a late-night shooting death in an IHOP parking lot in Sacramento, a reporter for a local FOX station tried to cover the scene . . . and came upon the victim's family and supporters gathering for a mini-memorial. --For whatever reason, they did NOT take kindly to the news coverage, and ATTACKED. The male reporter got shoved down the sidewalk, and the female photojournalist was dragged to the ground by her hair and kicked in the face. (--Search for "Fox Reporter Attacked in Dangerous IHOP Parking Lot." The attack happens at 1:00. In the second video, by a different camera crew, the fight starts at :50.)

#4.) Check Out a Car Crashing Nose-First on the Sidewalk After Falling From the Third Floor of a Parking Garage:

Some idiot in Brazil drove off the third floor of a parking garage, and landed front-end-first on the sidewalk. Amazingly, no serious injuries were reported. --You've probably heard of something like this happening, but this time there's security footage of the landing. Then the car teeters on its front end while the two people inside crawl out. (--Search for "Car Falls From Third Floor Parking Lot." It happens at :26. NOTE: There's no sound.)


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