Friday, February 25, 2011



The Rest of the Season of "Two and a Half Men" Has Been Canceled . . . After Charlie Sheen Ripped Into the Show's Creator:

The remainder of this season's "Two and a Half Men" has been CANCELED, after CHARLIE SHEEN lit into show creator CHUCK LORRE in a radio interview yesterday. --Here's the official statement . . . quote, "Based on the totality of Charlie Sheen's statements, conduct and condition, CBS and Warner Bros. Television have decided to discontinue production of 'Two and a Half Men' for the remainder of the season." --Charlie went on a syndicated radio show . . . (--"The Alex Jones Show") . . . and cut loose on Lorre. He was all over the place . . . and pretty much completely off the deep end. --He said, quote, "Let me just say this . . . that it's nothing less than . . . this side of deplorable that a certain Chaim Levine . . . yeah, that's Chuck's real name . . . mistook this rock star for his own selfish exit strategy, bro. --"I embarrassed him in front of his children and the world, by healing at a pace that his unevolved mind cannot process. --"Last I checked, Chaim, I've spent close to the last decade effortlessly and magically converting your tin cans into pure gold, and the gratitude I get is this charlatan chose not to do his job, which is to write. --"Clearly someone who believes he's above the law. Well, you've been warned, dude. Bring it." He also called Chuck a "turd" and a "clown". --Then, Charlie talked about how HIS life is so much better than those who are trying to tear him down. We assume he includes Chuck Lorre here. --He said, quote, "I'm so tired of pretending like my life isn't perfect and bitchin' and just winning every second, and I'm not perfect and bitchin' and just delivering the goods at every frickin' turn. --"Look what I'm dealing with man, I'm dealing with fools and trolls. I'm dealing with soft targets. And it's just strafing runs in my underwear before my first cup of coffee because I don't have time for these clowns. --"I don't have time for their judgment and their stupidity. And, you know, they lay down with their ugly wives in front of their ugly children and just look at their loser lives. --"And then they look at me and they say, 'I can't process it.' Well no, and you never will. Stop trying. Just sit back and enjoy the show." --CHARLIE ALSO TALKED ABOUT THE POETRY IN HIS FINGERTIPS, and how it will help him combat those who would bring him down. (--Yes, he really did.) He said, quote, "I'm sorry, man, but I've got magic. I've got poetry in my fingertips. --"Most of the time . . . and this includes naps . . . I'm an F-18, bro. And I will destroy you in the air. I will deploy my ordinance to the ground." --HE ALSO REITERATED THAT HE'S 100% CLEAN by saying, quote, "Here's your first pee test, next one goes in your mouth; no, you won't get high." --And how did Charlie get clean? He cured himself. He said, quote, "I have cleansed myself. I closed my eyes and in a nanosecond, I cured myself . . . The only thing I'm addicted to is winning." --THEN HE TOOK A SHOT AT AA . . . quote, "This bootleg cult, arrogantly referred to as Alcoholics Anonymous, reports a 5 % success rate. My success rate is 100%. Do the math. --"Another one of their mottos is 'Don't be special, be one of us.' Newsflash: I am special, and I will never be one of you! I have a disease? Bull(crap)! I cured it with my brain, with my mind. I cured it, I'm done. --"You don't look like you're having a lot of fun. I'm gonna hang out with these two smoking hotties and fly privately around the world. It might be lonely up here but I sure like the view!" --CHARLIE DEFENDED HIS RELATIONSHIP WITH HIS "GODDESSES" . . . quote, "I don't believe the term [Goddesses] is good enough, but when you're bound by these terrestrial descriptions, you must use the best choice available." --He added that BROOKE MUELLER is no longer part of his little crew in the Bahamas . . . quote, "This is all I'm gonna say about it . . . Where there were four there are now three. Goodbye, Brooke and good luck in your travels. You're going to need it. Badly. --"She's not there now and we are and I don't know, winning, anyone? Rhymes with winning? Anyone? Yeah, that would be us. Sorry man, didn't make the rules. Oops." (???) --To top it all off, CHARLIE CALLED THOMAS JEFFERSON THE P-WORD. --After one of Charlie's rants, the host compared him to Jefferson . . . which wasn't cool with Charlie. He said, quote, "I'm not Thomas Jefferson. He was a (Rhymes with WUSSY)! But I dare anyone to debate me on things." (--You can listen to the interview here. But there's a glitch in it. It's from TMZ, and at one point, audio from the trailer for the movie "Take Me Home Tonight" plays over the top of it.) (--Also, BE WARNED: There's one unedited S-word in this clip . . . and Charlie also spells the word out.)

Charlie Sheen Also Attacked Chuck Lorre on TMZ:

CHARLIE SHEEN'S rant against "Two and a Half Men" creator CHUCK LORRE didn't end on that radio interview yesterday. He also went off on Chuck to TMZ. --And this time, he challenged him to a FIGHT. --Charlie said he and Chuck should take it to the OCTAGON, and, quote, "If he wins, then he can leave MY show." --He added, quote, "I violently hate Chaim Levine. He's a stupid, stupid little man and a (Rhymes with WUSSY) punk that I'd never want to be like. That's me being polite." --And he closed with this . . . quote, "That piece of (crap) took money out of my pocket, my family's pocket and, most importantly, my second family, my crew's pocket. You can tell him one thing. I own him." (--It's not clear if Charlie is making fun of the fact that Chuck Lorre is Jewish by calling him "Chaim Levine" . . . or just busting him for changing his name.) (--Chuck's birth name was actually CHARLES Levine. And he explained why years ago in one of those "vanity cards" at the end of one of his shows. You can read all about it here.) (--Perhaps we should note that Charlie Sheen's birth name was Carlos Irwin Estevez. I'm going to go ahead and assume he changed it in order to sponge off his dad, MARTIN SHEEN, when he was trying to break into the biz.)

After He Found Out "Two and a Half Men" Was Canceled, Charlie Sheen Wrote an Open Letter Blasting Chuck Lorre:

After the remainder of "Two and a Half Men's" season was canceled, CHARLIE SHEEN attacked CHUCK LORRE yet again . . . this time in an open letter. --Here's what he said . . . quote, "What does this say about Haim Levine after he tried to use his words to judge and attempt to degrade me. --"I gracefully ignored this folly for 177 shows . . . I fire back once and this contaminated little maggot can't handle my power and can't handle the truth. I wish him nothing but pain in his silly travels especially if they wind up in my octagon. --"Clearly I have defeated this earthworm with my words. Imagine what I would have done with my fire breathing fists. --"I urge all my beautiful and loyal fans who embraced this show for almost a decade to walk with me side-by-side as we march up the steps of justice to right this unconscionable wrong. --"Remember these are my people . . . not yours . . . we will continue on together . . . Charlie Sheen"

Charlie Sheen Claims He's In Negotiations for an HBO Series That'll Pay Him $5 Million An Episode:

Is CHARLIE SHEEN still smoking the rock, or does he just want us to think he is? --Last night, Charlie sent a text to, saying that he's in negotiations to do a show with HBO called "Sheen's Corner" . . . and it'll pay him $5 million an episode. --He said, quote, "I'm close to securing a deal with HBO for a 10 show guarantee. It will be epic, all types of guests and we will focus on the truth and the absurd!" --Charlie currently makes $2 million per episode on "Two and a Half Men" . . . but people are already speculating that we've seen the last of that show. --As it stands, the show is just canceled for the remainder of the season. And nobody who works on it . . . Charlie included . . . gets paid for the episodes that won't be shot.

Does Surveillance Video Prove Lindsay Lohan Stole That Necklace?

The prosecution's theft case against LINDSAY LOHAN seems to hinge on surveillance video from Kamofie & Company . . . the jewelry store where she allegedly stole that $2,500 necklace. --Well, yesterday a so-called "law enforcement source" described what's on that video to --It allegedly shows a male friend of Lindsay's intentionally distracting a store clerk while Lindsay puts on the necklace. --Then it shows Lindsay and her friend leaving . . . with Lindsay still wearing the necklace. --The clerk later told police she was not aware that Lindsay left with the necklace. If that's true, it would blow a hole or two in Lindsay's claim that the store LOANED her the necklace. --The source says, quote, "It's all clearly visible on the video. This simply wasn't a case of miscommunication of a necklace being loaned and not returned, as Lindsay has claimed."

New Pictures of Rihanna After Chris Brown Beat Her Two Years Ago Have Surfaced:

When CHRIS BROWN assaulted RIHANNA in February of 2009, a shocking picture of her bruised face leaked online. --And now, two years later, has posted two more. They came out just two days after a judge softened Rihanna's restraining order against Chris, allowing contact between the two of them for the first time since the attack. --Media Take Out claims there's some kind of Rihanna / Chris Brown reconciliation in the works, and that's why they decided to publish the photos. --As for where they got them, all they would say was that they came from a "tipster". (--You can see the two new pics, along with the one that leaked two years ago, here. WARNING!!! These are pretty brutal.)

Check Out A Video of Megan Fox Doing What She Does Best: Rolling Around Half-Naked:

I have a wonderful video to share with you of MEGAN FOX doing what she does best. And no, I don't mean acting. She's rolling around half-naked in a new ad for Armani. (--Enjoy.)

Oprah Says There's No Beef with Rosie:

Yesterday, we heard a rumor that OPRAH WINFREY and ROSIE O'DONNELL were about to claw each other's eyes out because of creative differences concerning Rosie's upcoming talk show on the OWN network. --Well, Oprah would like you to know it's all B.S. She Tweeted, quote, "I get so sick of people trying to create fights and feuds when women are in business. Don't buy into it. --"There's no feud between Rosie and me. We haven't even had a discussion about her new show." --Oprah admitted last year that she was a little worried about working with Rosie. So she took some of the execs from OWN with her and visited Rosie at home. --Oprah told "Fortune" magazine back in October, quote, "Rosie said, 'I know you're here to assess how crazy I am.' I said, 'Basically, yes. I'm doing a crazy check.'"

Robert Pattinson Rescued a Dog . . . To Keep Him Company on the Road:

Being a celebrity and being on the road all the time can get lonely. Some people bring an entourage with them to keep them company. ROBERT PATTINSON got a dog. --He saved it from a shelter in Louisiana, where he was filming "Twilight: Breaking Dawn". And he did it because he doesn't have any friends who would follow him around the world. --He says, quote, "I know it's sad. A lot of actors have a bunch of people who kind of just go up and stay with them for like two months, like an entourage. --"But my friends, their egos are too big. They'd be like, 'I'm not part of your entourage. I'll stay in a free hotel for a bit if it's in New York or L.A. but I'm not going to come out to some random town in the sticks.' --"But that's kind of why I adopted the puppy. It's from a shelter and he was going to be put down. I only got him two or three days ago and they only keep them for 10 days." --Robert says the dog is already getting spoiled . . . quote, "He came out of the shelter and the next day he's on a private plane. A bit like 'Lady And The Tramp'." (--There's no word what kind of dog it is, or what his name is.)


Owen Wilson Gets a "Hall Pass" and Nicolas Cage Breaks Out of Hell:

#1.) "Hall Pass" (R)

Owen Wilson and "SNL's" Jason Sudeikis foolishly take the bait when their wives release them from their marriage vows for one week. Jenna Fischer and Christina Applegate play their wives. (Trailer) -It's directed by the Farrelly Brothers, whose other movies include "There's Something About Mary", "Dumb and Dumber", "Kingpin" and "Shallow Hal" --Enjoy the UNCENSORED "restricted" trailer here. And check out the movie's bar crossing game. It's harder than it looks. Getting to the bar to order drinks isn't too tough, but getting back without spilling them is almost impossible.)

#2.) "Drive Angry" (R)

Nicolas Cage plays a dead guy who escapes from Hell to go after the cult that killed his daughter and kidnapped her baby. Sexy lesbian Amber Heard is the waitress who teams up with him to kick some ass. (Trailer) (--Without even seeing it yet, I'd say it belongs in the upper right quadrant of the Nicolas Cage Matrix. It's also in 3D, if that matters to you.)

The Title of Nicolas Cage's Movie "Drive Angry" Came From . . . "Groundhog Day":

NICOLAS CAGE'S new movie, "Drive Angry", hits theaters today. And here's something you may not know about it: The title comes from the BILL MURRAY comedy "Groundhog Day". --There's a scene in the movie where Bill kidnaps Punxsutawney Phil, and sits him in his lap as he flees in a pickup truck. It looks like Phil is driving, so Bill starts talking to him as if he IS driving. --At one point, he tells the groundhog, quote, "Don't drive angry. Don't drive angry." -During an interview on Wednesday, co-writers Patrick Lussier . . . who also directed . . . and Todd Farmer admitted they cribbed the title from that. (--You can watch that scene from "Groundhog Day" here. The line in question is spoken at the 1:37 mark.)

Check Out a Teaser Trailer for "The Hangover 2":

A new teaser trailer for "The Hangover 2" hit the web yesterday. It features ZACH GALIFIANAKIS with a shaved head . . . ED HELMS with a Mike Tyson-style facial tattoo . . . BRADLEY COOPER . . . and a monkey. (--Zach makes a comment about the THREE of them being back together. Does that mean JUSTIN BARTHA didn't get lifted out of the supporting cast for this one? Does he spend the whole movie lost again? Poor guy.) --The movie comes out May 26th. (--Check out the trailer here.)

Jennifer Lopez Talks About Her "Breakdown" After Cutting Chris Medina:

On Wednesday night, JENNIFER LOPEZ "suffered" an on-screen "breakdown" or "meltdown" . . . whichever you prefer . . . after telling sentimental favorite CHRIS MEDINA that he would NOT be in "American Idol's" Top 24 this season. (--Chris is the guy who's taking care of his fiancée, who suffered brain damage in a bad accident just two months before they were supposed to get married.) --On RYAN SEACREST'S radio show yesterday, J-Lo explained, quote, "I just couldn't believe I had to deliver this news to this person who had been through a lot . . . and is going through a lot . . . --"I felt like I didn't do it well enough to send him into where he needed to go in his life and be OK. And I didn't want to be a part of that moment in his life. --"He handled it with such dignity and such class . . . that made it worse for me. It was like, 'Oh, he's so awesome. I respect this person so much, and it was just tough.'" -J-Lo said despite how it may seem, she's usually not someone who bursts into tears. She said, quote, "Even though I'm an emotional and passionate person, I'm very in control of my emotions. I've had to be, over the years, being in the public eye. --"You have to learn how to suck it up, but that was actually a moment that I didn't expect to be on-camera, in the show. I was really how I felt in that moment. It was really hard." (--You can see the "breakdown" clip, here . . . or if that link is down, here.) (--But of course "Idol" not only includes that moment AND the aftermath in the episode, they turned it into a CLIFF-HANGER from Wednesday's episode to last night's. "Will Jennifer be able to continue?!? Tune in tomorrow to see!!!") (--This nonsense aside, it's actually been good to see J-Lo becoming more comfortable and critical as the season progresses. It seems natural and genuine . . . not tired and contrived. And the same goes for STEVEN TYLER.) (--It's still early. But personally, I think "Idol" has actually improved on the recent SIMON COWELL-led judging panels, which had become too repetitive and self-indulgent. It really does seem to be more about the contestants now.) (--That being said, J-Lo's video for "On the Floor" will premiere on "Idol" next Thursday. It's the first single off her new disc "Love?", which is out March 29th.) (--It'll probably be similar to when PAULA ABDUL debuted her "Dance Like There's No Tomorrow" video on "Idol" in 2008.)

That Was Quick: The Great "American Idol" / "X Factor" Facebook Race Is Already Over:

Both "American Idol" and "The X Factor" wanted to become the first show to have online voting through Facebook. (--We called it "The Great 'American Idol' / 'X Factor' Facebook Race, and were going to follow the blow-by-blow.) --But just a day after hearing about it, the battle is already over. --Yesterday, Fox confirmed that beginning Tuesday, "Idol" viewers can use their Facebook accounts to log onto and vote online. (--Yes, there's an extra Tuesday episode next week.) You'll be able to vote up to 50 times that way. Plus, phone and text voting will continue as usual.

Simon Cowell Says "The X Factor" Is Like No Other Show:

SIMON COWELL has released a new promo video hyping "The X Factor", which will premiere this fall on Fox. (--Auditions will begin in Los Angeles on March 27th, for more info on that, hit up the show's website, here.) --Simon talks about some of the show's details and rules . . . and adds, quote, "I'll assure you one thing: You will have never seen a show like this before in America and a lot is going to happen that will surprise you." (--Watch the video, here.) (--It's unclear if he's talking to EVERYONE in America . . . or just everyone who hasn't seen "American Idol", which seems VERY similar to his new show.)

Faye Dunaway Is Supposedly Doing "Dancing with the Stars":

Someone call CORKY BALLAS. --A super reliable-sounding site called claims FAYE DUNAWAY has signed on to do "Dancing with the Stars". And yes, this is supposed to be exciting news! (--Although, that would be an easier sell if it were 1981, not 2011.) --Faye is 70 years old now, which would make her this season's token old person . . . like FLORENCE HENDERSON, who was 76 last season, and CLORIS LEACHMAN, who was 82 when she did the show in 2008. --50-year-old Corky Ballas, who's the father of MARK BALLAS, was called in to take care of elder minxes Florence and Cloris . . . so it's reasonable to believe he could be back in the fold if Faye is onboard. --ABC will make things official Monday night, when they reveal the cast during "The Bachelor". The season premieres on March 21st. -Earlier this week, Tea Party minx CHRISTINE O'DONNELL . . . who's "not a witch," by the way . . . announced she was offered a spot, but was still thinking it over. (--There aren't many solid rumors out there this time, but we've heard these names: Brett Favre, talk show host Wendy Williams, WWE champ Chris Jericho, Portia De Rossi and Madonna's mid-'90s boyfriend Carlos Leon.)

NBC Is Charging Record Prices for Next Year's Super Bowl Spots:

Super Bowl ratings have reached unprecedented levels over the past two years . . . and NBC is hoping to capitalize on that by charging record-setting prices for 30-second commercial spots for next year's game. --Word has it that NBC is testing the market to see if ad buyers would be willing to shell out $3.5 million per spot next year. That's up significantly from the $2.8 million to $3 million that Fox was asking this year. (--It's hard to say if this is NBC being greedy, opportunistic, or just practical . . .) (--It isn't cheap to buy the rights to air the Super Bowl, and it IS the hottest advertising ticket out there.) (--Not only has the Super Bowl been drawing historical audiences, but this is a game people watch LIVE . . . and most of them purposely pay attention to the commercials.) (--In fact, a lot of people . . . a.k.a. women and gay men . . . tune in to the Super Bowl JUST FOR the commercials. (--So if you're willing to pay $3 million for all that exposure . . . would you be willing to make it $3.5 million? That's what NBC wants to find out.)

Friday TV Reminders:

--"The Concert For George" . . . a free 24-hour web event, starting at 3:00 A.M. Eastern at (--This is the concert from 2002 that featured Eric Clapton, Ringo Starr, Paul McCartney, Tom Petty and . . . Monty Python.) (--Today would have been George Harrison's 68th birthday, and his estate is streaming "The Concert For George" in its entirety. The Blu-ray version of the show is being released next month.)

--"Who Do You Think You Are?" . . . 8:00 to 9:00 P.M. on NBC. (--Kim Cattrall digs into her grandfather's mysterious past.)

--"Portlandia" [1st Season Finale] . . . 10:30 to 11:00 P.M. on IFC.

--"Spartacus: Gods of the Arena" [1st Season Finale] . . . 10:00 to 11:05 P.M. on Starz. (--As the new arena is set to open, Batiatus gets his revenge.)

--"Camelot" [Sneak Peak] . . . 11:05 to 12:10 P.M. on Starz. (--Arthur is played by Jamie Campbell Bower, who you may remember as Caius in "Twilight: New Moon" or as Gellert Grindelwald in "The Deathly Hallows". Joseph Fiennes plays Merlin.) (--This is the first episode of the series, which isn't set to premiere until April. On April 1st, they'll air the first and second episodes back to back.)

--"Friday Night Alright" . . . 11:00 to 11:30 P.M. on VH1. (--Linkin Park performs.)

Saturday TV Reminders:

--"Saturday Night Live" . . . 11:30 P.M. to 1:00 A.M. on NBC. (--Anne Hathaway guest hosts and Florence and the Machine is the musical guest.) (REPEAT) (--They obviously chose to air this particular episode because Anne Hathaway is one of the hosts for Sunday night's Oscars.) (--Katie Holmes may not be too happy about that though. This is the one where Anne infamously imitates Katie . . . and supposedly pissed off Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes in the process. Revisit that story and video here.)

Sunday TV Reminders:

--"The 83rd Annual Academy Awards" . . . 8:30 to 11:30 P.M. Eastern on ABC. (--James Franco and Anne Hathaway are your hosts. You'll find the nominees here. There's also a half hour of red carpet chaos, starting at 8:00 P.M. Eastern.)

--"60 Minutes" . . . 7:00 to 8:00 P.M. on CBS. (--Hidden cameras capture conmen ripping off dying patients by promising them stem cells to save their lives. Plus a videotape of a Defense Department employee selling secrets to a Chinese spy.)

--"What Chilli Wants" [2nd Season Finale] . . . 9:00 to 9:30 P.M. on VH1.

--"Brandy & Ray J" [2nd Season Finale] . . . 9:30 to 10:00 P.M. on VH1.

Ray Davies Is Still Suffering from a Seven-Year-Old Bullet Wound:

RAY DAVIES . . . of THE KINKS . . . is still dealing with medical problems from being shot in the leg over seven years ago. (--He was shot in New Orleans in 2004, while chasing a thief who snatched a friend's purse. Ray, who's now 66, was 59 years old at the time.) --Ray tells "Q" magazine, quote, "It's been pretty bad, actually. I got quite sick before [this past] Christmas from residue that is still in the leg, which formed a clot. It made me quite ill and I was hospitalized for a bit. --"To put it politely, I don't think it was handled very well at the time: Partly because the hospital was busy, and partly due to the nature of the gunshot wound. It was a zigzag bullet."

Charo Says "Lady Gaga Is Madonna with Diarrhea":

'70s SUPER VIXEN CHARO is not one of LADY GAGA'S "little monsters" . . . and she believes Lady Gaga is WORSE than just a MADONNA rip-off. --Charo said, quote, "I can tell you, to me, Lady Gaga is Madonna with diarrhea . . . I don't like it when somebody copies somebody and just adopts it . . . like, [it was] their own idea."

Eminem Has Passed Lady Gaga for the Most Facebook "Likes":

EMINEM, LADY GAGA and JUSTIN BIEBER have become the most popular performers on the Internet. At least as far as social networking goes. --Eminem is behind both Lady Gaga and Justin in some categories . . . like Twitter followers and YouTube plays . . . but he has them both beat in Facebook "Likes." --Eminem now has over 28,945,000 "likes," which makes him the most "liked" living artist on Facebook. Lady Gaga was the previous leader before Eminem passed her this week. She's now in second with over 28,906,000 "likes." --Justin has 21,903,000 "likes." If you count dead artists too, MICHAEL JACKSON would be #1, with 29.2 million "likes."

Is Kanye West's Flashy New Video a Threat to Epileptics?

KANYE WEST'S new "All of the Lights" video may be hazardous to your health . . . and not just because it's all arty and elitest. --On YouTube, the video is now prefaced by this message: "Warning: This video has been identified by [the British group] Epilepsy Action to potentially trigger seizures for people with photo-sensitive epilepsy. Viewer discretion is advised." --As the title suggests, the video delivers "all of the lights," and most of them are FLASHING. (--These kind of warnings are on a lot of video games and some websites, but this is the first time I've seen it attached to a music video.)

Zac Brown Is Creating a Summer Camp for Special-Needs Children:

ZAC BROWN is about as real as a guy can get, so this doesn't surprise me. Zac recently announced he's creating a summer camp for special-needs children called Camp Southern Ground. --It's located on 360 acres of land south of Atlanta, Georgia, that Zac donated to the cause. And to help fund the camp, the ZAC BROWN BAND will donate one dollar from every concert ticket they sell this year. --Zac wrote a letter describing it, quote, "Camp Southern Ground will help children to overcome academic, social and emotional difficulties so they may reach their full potential." (--You can get more info here.)


SHARON STONE has a stalker who claims he's the son of HILLARY CLINTON and wrote the script for "The King's Speech" when he was two years old. (Full Story)

They'll make a movie list about ANYTHING won't they? With that in mind, check out this list of the Top 15 Greatest Opening Title Sequences . . . along with videos. (Full Story)

"Us Weekly" has the latest story about how CHRISTINA AGUILERA is an out-of-control booze hound. (Full Story)

KELSEY GRAMMER and his virtual child bride get married today in the Broadway theater where he starred in "La Cage aux Folles". (Full Story)

CHRISTINA APPLEGATE says she will NOT let her newborn daughter get into show business until she's 18. (Full Story)

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

A Virginia man named Zachary Chesser was sentenced to 25 years in prison for "encouraging" the murder of "South Park" creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone. He was upset over an episode that featured the Muslim prophet Muhammad dressed as a bear. (Full Story)

MTV is doing a new award show called the O Music Awards . . . or the OMAs . . . which will celebrate digital music. Naturally, you probably want to know what the "O" stands for. Well, MTV isn't saying. (???) (Full Story)

Someone broke into JC CHASEZ'S car on Wednesday. That sucks. (Full Story)


Vigorous Sex Causes More Heart Attacks Than Cocaine:

According to a new study out of Belgium, VIGOROUS SEX causes more heart attacks than COCAINE. To preemptively answer CHARLIE SHEEN'S question, no, we don't know if doing both simultaneously makes those risk factors multiply. --In the study, they ranked the top 10 factors that increase your risk of having a heart attack. The number one factor is traffic exposure . . . both from the stress and the air pollution you're exposed to. That increases your risk by 7.4%. Here's the full top 10:

#1.) Traffic exposure increases your risk of a heart attack by 7.4%

#2.) Physical exertion, increase of 6.2%

#3.) Alcohol, increase of 5%

#4.) Coffee, increase of 5%

#5.) General air pollution, increase of 4.8%

#6.) Negative emotions, increase of 3.9%

#7.) Anger, increase of 3.1%

#8.) Overeating, increase of 2.7%

#9.) POSITIVE emotions, an increase of 2.4%

#10.) Sexual activity, increase of 2.2%

#11.) Cocaine use, increase of 0.9%

#12.) Smoking marijuana, increase of 0.8%

#13.) Respiratory infections, increase of 0.6%. (USA Today)

The Breakup Notifier Was a Runaway Hit . . . So Facebook Banned It:

There was a big setback for stalkers yesterday. The Facebook Breakup Notifier launched earlier this week . . . it's a free web app that tracked the relationship status of your Facebook friends, and alerted you the second one of them changed anything. --And it was a runaway success: More than 3.5 million people signed up for the thing in a matter of days. --And anything that draws in those kinds of numbers is going to land on Facebook's radar, for better or worse. In this case, it was worse . . . since Facebook has BANNED the Breakup Notifier. --They emailed Dan Loewenherz, the guy who founded the app, and told him that his app was taxing their system too much. --Not surprisingly, having 3.5 million people constantly checking the relationship status of their friends was bogging down the Facebook servers. --They also suggested they didn't love the content of his app and felt it might not, quote, "provide a positive user experience." --Dan says he's working with Facebook now to get the app running again, quote, "We're willing to comply with whatever they want us to do, within reason." (TechCrunch)

Scientists Have Figured Out Why There Are Way More Crazy Cat Ladies Than Crazy Cat Dudes:

"Crazy cat lady" isn't just a stereotype. It's a very, very real thing. But some scientists at the University of Vienna in Austria wanted to figure out why: Why does it always seem to be women who go insane and have 80 cats, and not men? --So they analyzed the interactions between cats and owners through a series of tests, and came up with a conclusion: Women and cats tend to be more in sync because women subconsciously pick up and give off subtle bonding signals. Men don't. --Manuela Wedl co-authored the study. She says that women tend to really interact and connect with their cats, quote, "[so] the cats approach female owners more frequently, and initiate contact more frequently. "Female owners have more intense relationships with their cats than do male owners." (MSNBC)

The Craziest 911 Call In Scotland's History? A Man Reported Someone Had Just "Farted On His Dog":

We don't have a ton of details on this one, but the few details we have are good enough that they deserve a mention. --Scotland just put out a report about the abuses of its 911 system. We don't really care about that. What we DO care about is that they revealed the DUMBEST 911 call they ever received. --And it was . . . a man calling to report that someone had just, quote, "farted on his dog." Farting on a dog is NOT illegal in Scotland . . . or any country . . . so there's no word on how the police handled it. (Scottish Sun)

65% of iPhone Users Say They'd Fish Their Phone Out of a Public Toilet:

If your phone falls in water, you're probably screwed. Water isn't supposed to mix with super-sophisticated electronics. But there IS the off-chance that if it's not broken, or if you have the insurance, you can pay a little and swap it for a new one. --Which brings up an important question: If your phone fell in a FILTHY PUBLIC TOILET . . . a toilet that's been abused by countless people and probably rarely ever cleaned . . . would you fish it out? --A company called Crowd Science asked people that question and found out that . . . yeah, the majority of us WOULD shove our hand into a cesspool of filth to try to save our phone. 57% of smartphone users said they'd try to save their phone. --iPhone users were the most likely to go toilet diving for their phone, at 65%. 57% of Android users would try to save their phone. BlackBerry owners were the least likely, at only 49%. (--And if that doesn't sum up where the smartphone market stands in 2011, then nothing does.) --The survey also found that one out of five smartphone users say they're ADDICTED to their phones. iPhone users are most likely to be addicted, at 26% . . . BlackBerry users are least likely, at 13%. --As much as technology's supposed to be a young person's game, people 30 to 49 are most likely to use smartphone features and apps. But people 50 and over are least likely to use their smartphone's features. (PR Newswire)

These Are the Countries Where You're Most Likely To Get Murdered:

Might want to go ahead and NOT plan that romantic anniversary trip to South America. Hawaii just seems like a smarter choice. Based on this list, even the Middle East might be a smarter choice. --The Brazilian government just finished a study on the most MURDEROUS countries in the world . . . mostly, it seems, to see where they ranked on the list. And they ranked sixth. --They only released the top six countries where you're most likely to get murdered and they are, in order: El Salvador . . . Colombia . . . Venezuela . . . Guatemala . . . the Virgin Islands . . . then Brazil. --They didn't say where the U.S. ranks, but they did say the data shows we have a murder rate of approximately five murders for every 100,000 residents. Compare that to El Salvador, where there are 57.3 murders for every 100,000 residents. (San Francisco Chronicle)

A Restaurant In London Has Started Serving Ice Cream Made of Breast Milk:

And we thought British food sounded repulsive BEFORE. --There's an ice cream parlor and restaurant in London called 'Icecreamists,' and they've just debuted a new flavor of ice cream that you can't get anywhere else in the world. It's ice cream made out of . . . BREAST MILK. --The restaurant blends breast milk, vanilla, and lemon zest, and churns it into ice cream. They're selling it for about $23 a serving. --A 35-year-old woman named Victoria Hiley from Leeds, England, provided the restaurant with the first batch of breast milk . . . about 30 ounces, which was enough to make 50 servings. She was paid $72. --The restaurant is offering women $24 for every 10 ounces of milk they provide. Every 10 ounces can make about 15 or 16 servings. --They say another 13 women have already signed up. All of the women will be screened beforehand to make sure their breast milk is safe and disease-free. --Now, as for how it tastes . . . 44-year-old Matt O'Connor runs Icecreamists and he says it's quote, "creamy and rich. Really melts in the mouth." (Daily Mail)

A Man Has Been Arrested For Writing a Virus That Would Affect Every One of This Country's . . . Whac-a-Mole Games?

This might be the dumbest computer virus scare EVER. This makes the Y2K panic look downright reasonable. --In Florida, a man was arrested for writing a virus that would affect every single one of this country's . . . Whac-a-Mole games. That's right. --In case you didn't have a childhood, Whac-a-Mole is the classic Chuck-E-Cheese-friendly arcade game where you use a rubber mallet to smack plastic moles on the head as they pop out of different holes. --The game was created in 1970 by a company called Bob's Space Racers in Holly Hill, Florida. And they've been manufacturing it exclusively ever since. --In 1980, a guy named Marvin Wimberly Junior of Orlando, Florida started working there as a game programmer. He was 31 at the time. He's 61 now . . . and after 30 years with the company, he started noticing they were really cutting his work. --So in August of 2008, he allegedly started writing a VIRUS into the Whac-a-Mole games. Basically, the machines would just stop working . . . and break . . . after a certain number of games were played. --Because Marvin is the best Whac-a-Mole repairman they have, he figured if the machines kept breaking down, they'd HAVE to keep him on the staff to handle the non-stop stream of repairs. --But the company caught on, and called the police. After an investigation, Marvin was arrested for offenses against intellectual property. (Orlando Sentinel)


A Man Escapes From a Kidnapping By . . . Carjacking Someone Else:

We've got a VERY strange story here about a man who was the victim of a kidnapping . . . then committed a pretty serious crime HIMSELF to escape. --Earlier this week, 23-year-old Taj Weems of Maplewood, New Jersey, was KIDNAPPED. His kidnappers weren't exactly big-time criminals . . . they were low-level thugs who wanted to make a few grand as quickly as possible. --They had Taj call his friends and tell them to bring $2,850 as a ransom to a Wendy's parking lot. --Right after Taj made the calls, he RAN. The kidnappers chased him, guns drawn. So Taj made the only move he could apparently think of . . . he CARJACKED a woman so he could get away. He didn't use a weapon, he just forced the woman out. --One of Taj's friends called the police and told them about the Wendy's drop, so they headed there and intercepted the kidnappers. Only one kidnapper was left at that point, 30-year-old Quran Bails. --As they were arresting Quran, they got a call that Taj had been spotted driving a car that had just been reported as carjacked. So some other cops tracked HIM down and arrested HIM for carjacking. --As they arrested Taj, he told the cops, quote, "I [took] the car when I was running away from the kidnappers. The only reason I took the car was because I was being chased by those guys with guns." --Quran has been charged with kidnapping . . . Taj has been charged with carjacking. The kidnapping SHOULD carry a more severe sentence than the carjacking . . . but, depending on how things go, both men could wind up in prison. (Jersey Journal)

A Woman Is Busted For a DUI After Her Nine-Year-Old Daughter Slips a Note To a Bank Teller Saying Her Mom Is Too Drunk To Drive:

In Michigan, a woman is in jail . . . because her nine-year-old daughter is already SMARTER, more RESPONSIBLE, and BRAVER than she is. --Last week, 49-year-old Latanya Evans of Southfield, Michigan and her nine-year-old daughter walked into a Bank of America. And as Latanya did her banking, the nine-year-old wrote a note on a piece of paper and slipped it to the teller. --The girl's note said that her mother was TOO DRUNK TO DRIVE . . . and she didn't feel safe getting back in the car. The teller called the police. --Meanwhile, Latanya wanted to leave, her daughter refused to go . . . so Latanya just LEFT HER BEHIND. -The cops arrived as Latanya was leaving, they pulled her over, and she failed roadside sobriety tests. She was arrested for driving under the influence and driving on a suspended license. --There were no charges filed for child endangerment . . . although it turns out Latanya WAS convicted of child endangerment back in 2002. --A Southfield police lieutenant told reporters, quote, "The girl was very smart and did the right thing. She tried to get her mother help, and she refused to get back in the car with her mom because she'd been drinking." (AOL News)
Nebraska Police Pull Over a Truck With Four Drunk, Naked People In the Cab . . . Fortunately For Them, Turns Out It's Legal To Be Nude In a Car:

According to a police report that was just released, last Friday, around 3:00 A.M., the Lancaster County Sheriff's Office in Nebraska got a call. --Someone had spotted a Ford F-250 driving recklessly . . . and more importantly, it appeared to be stuffed full of YOUNG NUDE PEOPLE. --A sheriff's deputy pulled the truck over and the report was correct. Inside the cab there were four people . . . two men and two women . . . and they were all FULLY NUDE. Their clothes were in the truck bed. --They were also drunk. It appeared they'd gotten hammered on the good stuff . . . BUSCH LIGHT . . . because the deputy found an empty Busch Light box and empty cans in the truck as well. --There's good news for these four and bad news. The good news: In Nebraska, it's totally legal to drive or ride in a car fully naked. So none of them got hit with any kind of indecency charge. --The bad news: It's not legal to drive drunk anywhere. So while the passengers got off . . . pun not intended, but now that I made it I'm glad I did . . . the driver did NOT get off. --32-year-old Nickolus Borgman of Denton, Nebraska was arrested for his THIRD DUI, and also driving without a seatbelt, an overloaded front seat, and open containers of alcohol. (The Smoking Gun)


Want to try the healthy new breakfast oatmeal at McDonald's? It has more sugar than a Snickers bar, only 10 fewer calories than an Egg McMuffin, and 21 different ingredients . . . most of them chemicals. (Full Story)

A funeral home owner in Alabama suffered a heart attack while transporting a dead body, crashed into a truck at a gas station . . . and died. (Full Story)

Cops in Philly raided the wrong home . . . and shot and killed the family dog when it attacked them. (Full Story)

A 74-year-old man in Illinois was arrested for slipping sleeping pills to his home caregivers . . . and trying to molest them. He got caught when he tried it on an undercover cop posing as an aide. (Full Story)


#1.) A College Mascot Went Crowd Surfing . . . Then Accidentally Punched a Student In the Face and Gave Him a Bloody Nose:

The mascot for Vanderbilt University went crowd surfing during a men's basketball game on Tuesday, and a student in the crowd ended up with a major bloody nose. --It didn't happen because of the actual crowd surfing though. It happened when some fans tried to put the mascot back down on the bleachers, and he lost his balance. --The university hasn't explained exactly what happened yet, but it looks like the mascot tried to grab the guy to hold himself up, but ended up smacking him the face instead. (--Search for "Vanderbilt Mascot Gives Fan a Bloody Nose." The mascot hits him at :17, and there's a good shot of the guy's bloody face at :44.)

#2.) And Now . . . Rage Against the Machine Performed by a Marching Band:

If you were ever in the marching band, I guarantee you never played this: There's a new video on YouTube of the band for George Mason University playing RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE. --The beginning and end are from "Bulls on Parade", but they mainly do the song "Killing in the Name". --When you watch the video, pay attention to the girl in the red shirt playing the flute. She really goes nuts. (--Search for "George Mason Green Machine Plays Rage.")

Women Like Funny Guys . . . But Do Guys Like Funny Women?

Most people say a good sense of humor is an important thing to look for when they're dating. But according to an article from "Psychology Today", a "good sense of humor" doesn't mean the same thing to men and women. --According to at least one study, women are drawn to men who crack jokes and come up with funny comments, because it's a sign they're smart. --But guys just look for women who LAUGH at their jokes. And whether the WOMAN is funny doesn't really matter. In fact, if she's TOO funny, men start feeling threatened and lose interest. --In Germany, researchers found that the harder a woman laughs during a conversation with a male stranger, the more interested she is in dating him. And how hard she laughs also coincides with how interested the GUY is in HER. --But how much HE laughs during the conversation has nothing to do with how attracted he is. In other words, if you're cracking a guy up, it doesn't necessarily mean he's interested. --Guys also use humor differently than women do. They use it to attract women, but also to compete with each other. That's why men love coming up with nicknames and insults for their friends. --Women do it too, but not nearly as much. Instead, women tend to use humor as a way to BOND with their friends. --But none of this is set in stone. A lot of men DO like funny women. But those guys tend to be more secure, more mature, and more educated than the average guy. (

Are Your Friends Secretly Sabotaging Your Relationship?

Your friends usually want what's best for you, but things can get complicated when you start dating someone new. In fact, they might actually be SABOTAGING your love life without you knowing it. And here are seven ways they might be doing it.

#1.) They Think They're Trying To Protect You. Your friends have seen you jump headfirst into a new relationship before, only to get your heart broken . . . and they don't want to see it happen again. --But that caution can come off as a major buzzkill when you're excited about something new.

#2.) They're Acting Like the Dating Police. Everyone has their own dating "rules" about when you should call, and how often you should see each other. But what works for OTHER people might not work for YOU.

#3.) They Don't Understand Your Needs. That doesn't just go for HOW you date, but WHO you date: Friends have a tendency to judge your boyfriend or girlfriend by what THEY'RE looking for in a partner. --So if your friends like guys who are outgoing, and your boyfriend is kind of shy, they might not give him the seal of approval.

#4.) They Dwell on the Negative. Since they're your friends, and you tell them EVERYTHING, they hear the good and the bad about your love life. But if they only focus on the BAD, it's going to bring you down after a while.

#5.) They're Bummed About Losing a Partner in Crime. When you start dating someone new, you don't have as much time to hang out with your friends. It's just a fact. And it might make them resentful and less supportive of your relationship. --It's natural, because it's always tough to find the balance between hanging out with friends and hanging out with someone you can trade fluids with. But if your friends are used to being your first priority, they're not going to like feeling replaced.

#6.) They're Cynical About Dating. If your friends haven't been lucky in the love department lately, they might be a little jaded about the concept of dating in general. But that's their problem, not yours.

#7.) They're Jealous. If your friends are jealous of you, there's not much you can do about it. Just keep them on a need-to-know basis until they get over it. (Happen Magazine)


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