Thursday, March 31, 2011


Rihanna Likes to be Spanked and Tied Up . . . And She Doesn't Ever Need to Speak to Chris Brown Again: RIHANNA doesn't just appear on the cover of the new "Rolling Stone" in painted-on shorts. She also gave them a pretty candid interview, in which she revealed her preferences in the bedroom. Not surprisingly, she's a little kinky. --She says, quote, "I like to be spanked. Being tied up is fun. I like to keep it spontaneous. Sometimes whips and chains can be overly planned [because] you gotta stop, get the whip from the drawer downstairs. I'd rather have him use his hands." --She adds, quote, "Being submissive in the bedroom is really fun. You get to be a little lady, to have somebody be macho and in charge . . . That's sexy to me." --Rihanna is also a bit of a masochist outside the bedroom . . . and that's not always such a good thing. She says, quote, "It's not something I'm proud of, and it's not something I noticed until recently. --"I think it's common for people who witness abuse in their household. They can never smell how beautiful a rose is unless they get pricked by a thorn." --Obviously, that's our segue into the part of the interview where Rihanna discusses CHRIS BROWN. First off, she addressed easing the restraining order that's been in place since he assaulted her in February of 2009. --She said, quote, "You can never please people. One minute I'm being too hard, and the next minute I'm a fool because I'm not being hard enough. --"It doesn't mean we're gonna make up, or even talk again. It just means I didn't want to object to the judge." --Rihanna says she's not jumping back into any kind of relationship with Chris . . . but at the same time, she's not interested in punishing him anymore, either. --She says, quote, "We don't have to talk again ever in my life. I just didn't want to make it more difficult for him professionally. What he did to me was a personal thing. It had nothing to do with his career. --"Saying he has to be a hundred feet away from me, he can't perform at awards shows, that definitely made it difficult for him. That was the only thing it was going to change, so I didn't care." --Rihanna admits she kept her emotions in check after the Chris Brown incident . . . quote, "I put my guard up so hard . . . I didn't want people to see me cry. I didn't want people to feel bad for me. --"It was a very vulnerable time in my life, and I refused to let that be the image. I wanted them to see me as, 'I'm fine, I'm tough.' I put that up until it felt real." Courteney Cox Went to the Caribbean with Josh Hopkins from "Cougar Town" . . . But It Was "Strictly Platonic": COURTENEY COX was photographed on the Caribbean island of St. Barts on Tuesday with "Cougar Town" co-star JOSH HOPKINS. --Coco . . . her 6-year-old daughter with DAVID ARQUETTE . . . was with them. (--Check out some pictures here.) --But Courteney's rep was quick to get out ahead of any rumors that might develop, saying, quote, "Courteney is there with Josh, Coco and some other good friends. Strictly platonic." --On "Cougar Town", Josh plays Courteney's boyfriend Grayson. Courteney has already been romantically linked to BRIAN VAN HOLT, who plays her ex-husband Bobby. Elizabeth Banks And Her Husband Have a New Baby Boy: ELIZABETH BANKS is a new mom. She and her husband Max Handelman welcomed a baby boy this week via surrogate mom. They named him Felix. -Banks said she and Max used a surrogate because, in her own words, quote, "I have a broken belly." Porno Companies Can Be Fined for Not Making Their Actors Wear Condoms . . . ? It's pretty rare to see porno actors wearing condoms. But if it were up to health officials in California, they ALL would. --OSHA fined two porno companies for not making their stars wear rubbers. --Hustler Video was fined $14,175 . . . and a company called Forsaken Pictures was pinched for $12,150. --The companies were fined for, quote, "failure to ensure the use of appropriate personal protective equipment." --It's the same law that requires hospitals to provide nurses with safety gear to protect them from fluid-borne illnesses. --I know what you're thinking: With condom use in pornography so rare, why don't we hear about more of these fines? --OSHA says it's constantly investigating the industry, and a few porno producers have been fined in recent years. But a common problem with policing the X-rated business is that JOB SITES ARE HARD TO FIND. Judge Judy Had to Be Rushed to the Hospital During a Taping of Her Show . . . Because of a Medical Episode Related to Oral Surgery: JUDGE JUDY had to be rushed to the hospital during a taping of her show yesterday . . . after she started saying things that didn't make sense and told her audience, quote, "I need to stop, I'm not feeling well." (--There's no word if there were any hevay bertations involved.) --Turns out the whole thing was related to oral surgery Judge Judy had the day before. Her rep says, quote, "She had oral surgery late Tuesday and didn't eat all day before the procedure and she had to take pain medication. --"She was told to take the day off but she said 'No, no I'll work.'" --He added, quote, "I just spoke to the judge who says she is feeling much better. She says all of the tests are negative and she's going home [today]. She will be back taping her show on April 12th, as scheduled." --Judy later told TMZ, quote, "I'm just exhausted, and my body was telling me it needed a day to chill. I was feeling funky this morning . . . funky enough that I knew someone should give a gander over what I got . . . I'm really fine. --"A lot of things just zoned together, including the bad news of the world. At my age, I know my body. My body is fine." --Cameras were rolling during the episode . . . but we haven't seen any video yet. Judge Judy is 68 years old. The Kardashian Girls Work 25 Hours a Day: Everyone has this idea of the KARDASHIAN girls as spoiled brats who don't work, and are just "famous for being famous." But their mom, KRIS JENNER, would like you to know that they DO work. And probably a lot harder than YOU. --Here's what she tells the new issue of "Redbook" . . . quote, "It's annoying when I hear, 'What do your girls do?' --"Well, first of all, all of my daughters have jobs. They are fashion stylists and designers; they own a chain of stores. They had the stores before they had the show. And my kids worked from the time they were 13 years old. --"So to me, that's a huge misconception, that the girls don't work. They work 25 hours a day. And that they don't have any talent? They might not be singers or dancers, but they certainly know how to produce a television show. --"Whether you want to call it talent or not, they have multiple shows on the air. [I want to say,] How many shows do you have?" Kim Kardashian Complains About Her Cellulite: --KIM KARDASHIAN . . . widely recognized as one of the most gorgeous women on Earth . . . has body image issues. --In the Middle Eastern edition of "Cosmo" . . . (--Yeah, who knew?) . . . KHLOE says, quote, "Kim, who I think is flawless, is always complaining. She complains about cellulite and I tell her, 'I'll trade your cellulite for my love handles.'" --Khloe may have love handles, but she also has a pretty thick skin . . . which is good, because she's constantly being compared to Kim and their other sister KOURTNEY. --She says, quote, "Kim and Kourtney have said to me, 'If we were put under the same negative attention that you are, we couldn't handle it.' If I want to wear a long flowing dress, someone will say I'm pregnant." --She adds, quote, "I believe we're not given any more than we can handle and most of the time I can handle it. But we all have fat days and if I'm having one of those days, those sorts of things make me feel down." Snooki Appeared at the "Wrestlemania 27" Press Conference . . . Where She Was Booed and Called a Slut: "Wrestlemania 27" goes down this Sunday night . . . and unless you've been incubating in an egg like Lady Gaga, you know that SNOOKI is part of this year's festivities. --She's teaming up with Trish Stratus and John Morrison to take on Dolph Ziggler, Michelle McCool and Layla. --Well, yesterday was the big "Wrestlemania 27" press conference . . . and when Snooki hit the podium, she got BOOED. --Some fans also chanted "slut" and "Hornswaggle". (--Hornswaggle is the WWE's resident LITTLE PERSON. He's usually dressed like a leprechaun.) (--You can check out video here.) (--To be fair, not everybody was booing and / or chanting. But the fans near whoever recorded this video were doing so quite loudly.) "Law & Order" Is Doing a Charlie Sheen Episode: "Law & Order" is still doing those cheesy "ripped from today's headlines" shows. And you had to know that a CHARLIE SHEEN episode was coming. It's happening on "Law & Order: Criminal Intent". --JAY MOHR . . . of "The Ghost Whisperer" and "Gary Unmarried" fame . . . will play a character called Nyle Brite. (--Get it: Bright . . . SHEEN?) (--Jay is probably still best known for a part he played 16 years ago . . . as A-hole sports agent Bob Sugar in "Jerry Maguire".) --Brite is described as a, quote, "rock-star fashion designer who is wildly unraveling in public." Oh, and he's a big fan of COCAINE AND HOOKERS. The plot revolves around a murder that occurs during a party at his house. --There's no word when the episode will air . . . but "Criminal Intent" begins its 10th and final season on May 1st. The show has been on the USA Network for the past few seasons ever since NBC demoted it to cable. --Meanwhile, the REAL Charlie Sheen will appear on the April 12th episode of "Drew Carey's Improv-A-Ganza" on the Game Show Network. Justin Bieber's "Never Say Never" Hits DVD on May 13th: Your daughter's been asking and asking and asking . . . and asking. And now you can finally tell her: The JUSTIN BIEBER movie, "Never Say Never", finally hits DVD on May 13th . . . which is a mere SIX WEEKS away. --Extras will include a DANCE-OFF between Justin and his crew. And we assume it'll be available in both 2D and 3D versions. A Fifth "Pirates of the Caribbean" Movie Is In the Works: The fourth "Pirates of the Caribbean" movie, "On Stranger Tides", doesn't even come out until May 20th . . . but producer JERRY BRUCKHEIMER is already working on #5. The screenplay is being written as we speak. --The first three "Pirates" flicks worked as a trilogy . . . with the same basic characters and a continuing storyline. --But Bruckheimer says the upcoming film . . . as well as any future installments . . . will be stand-alone stories. "Mad Men" Creator Matthew Weiner Says the Show's Fifth Season *Wasn't* Delayed By His Salary Demands: This week, AMC said that the fifth season of "Mad Men" has been delayed roughly eight months by contract negotiations with the show's creator, Matthew Weiner. But Weiner says the hold-up has NOTHING to do with his own financial greed. --He told a "Mad Man" fan site, quote, "There's been a lot of speculation and misinformation in the press about what is going on . . . I had nothing to do with this delay and it is not about money. I am fighting for the cast and for the show." --We'd heard he and AMC were negotiating a deal, which would pay Weiner $30 MILLION over two or three years. (--There are conflicting reports.) --But Weiner says, quote, "First of all, the number that's been published is not true. Second of all, I offered to have less money, to save the cast, and to leave the show in the running time that it's supposed to be. --"The harder that I've fought for the show, the more money they've offered me." (--You can find all his comments, here.) has reported that AMC wanted to make more money off the show by adding product placement, cutting two minutes from each episode for more commercial time, and dropping two cast members. --It sounds like all those issues have yet to be resolved. Jennifer Lopez Isn't "Losing Sleep" Over Saving Casey Abrams: To quell any worries you may have, JENNIFER LOPEZ is not AGONIZING over the judges' decision to save CASEY ABRAMS on "American Idol" last week. --On RYAN SEACREST'S radio show yesterday, J-Lo said, quote, "We knew that it was kind of a radical decision because it was so early in the season, but to be quite honest . . . that is one decision that I haven't lost one ounce of sleep over. --"He's one of our most dynamic performers. He's so interesting and so talented. I know it's crazy, but we had to do it!" (--I don't care how J-Lo is coping with the SHOCK of implementing the "judges' save" so early . . . I'm worried about Casey. The guy seems pretty unstable, both mentally and physically. Is HE doin' OK?) --All three judges seemed pretty eager to make sure that everyone knew just how PROUD they are of their decision. Right after Casey's performance on last night's show RANDY JACKSON said, quote, "I'm sure that I speak for my fellow judges, I think it's one of the greatest saves we've ever had on this show: Saving you." --STEVEN TYLER added, quote, "I have to concur that one of the finest moments on this show was when we made that decision, putting you through." --And Jennifer closed with, "We've had to make some hard decisions and send some really, really great people home. And I've lost sleep over that. But one decision I didn't lost one ounce of sleep over was saving you. I slept like a baby!" Footage of the New Wonder Woman in Action! Some footage has surfaced of the new Wonder Woman in ACTION! And yes, it features ADRIANNE PALICKI in full costume. The video was apparently taken at a rehearsal. (--Check it out, here.) (--The parts where Wonder Woman is jumping on cars are surely a stunt double. You can briefly see Adrianne with the double at the 1:36 mark. And for a better look, here are some stills.) Arnold Schwarzenegger Is Now a Superhero Called "The Governator": Former California Governor ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER is developing a new superhero called The Governator, which . . . naturally . . . will be based on his life. He's working on the project with comic book legend STAN LEE. --The Governator will have his own comic book and animated TV series . . . both of which are expected to be out sometime NEXT year. --Arnold tells "Entertainment Weekly", quote, "When I ran for governor and I started hearing people talking about 'the Governator,' I thought the word was so cool. The word 'Governator' combined two worlds: The world of politics and the movie world." --Stan Lee adds, quote, "We're using [Arnold's] wife. We're using his kids. We're using the fact that he used to be governor. Only after he leaves the governor's office, Arnold decides to become a crime fighter and builds a secret high-tech crime-fighting center under his house in Brentwood." --Of course, The Governator will face-off against recurring villains, including "an evil organization called 'Gangsters Imposters Racketeers Liars and Irredeemable Ex-cons,' or G.I.R.L.I.E. Men for short." (--It's unclear what superhero capabilities The Governator will have that the real Arnold doesn't, but it'd be kinda cool if 'balancing a budget' is one of them.) Thursday TV Reminders: (--Check your local listings.) --"American Idol" [Results Show] . . . 8:00 to 9:00 P.M. on Fox. (--Fantasia Barrino, Will.I.Am and Jamie Foxx perform.) --"Grey's Anatomy: The Musical Event" . . . 9:00 to 10:00 P.M. on ABC. (--Callie sees events as a series of songs sung by the rest of the cast as her life, and the life of her unborn baby, hang in the balance following her car accident.) (--You can see a preview, with Callie singing "Chasing Cars" by Snow Patrol here. Brandi Carlisle's "The Story"and "How to Save a Life" by The Fray are among the other songs performed by the cast.) --"Mobbed" . . . 9:00 to 10:00 P.M. on Fox. (--Howie Mandel is the host, and his guests are surprised by flash mobs, which include song-and-dance routines to celebrate important moments in their lives.) --"Jersey Shore" [Reunion Show] . . . 10:00 to 11:00 P.M. on MTV. --"John Oliver's New York Stand-Up Show" . . . Midnight to 1:00 A.M. on Comedy Central. (--Comedians Deon Cole, Moshe Kasher, Marina Franklin and Maria Bamford perform.) THE REBECCA BLACK ATTACK Rebecca Black's "Friday" Follow-Up Will Be . . . "LOL": In REBECCA BLACK'S ingenious debut single "Friday", she tells us that Friday is followed by Saturday. But in Rebecca's newfound music career, "Friday" is followed by "LOL". Yes, that's the name of the new single she's working on. (--That's perfect! We, we, we so excited!!!) --According to Britain's not-always-reliable "Sun" tabloid, the hook to "LOL" is: Quote, "BFF you make me LOL." (--Sweet, sounds like CLASSIC Rebecca Black.) --Rebecca says, quote, "I am in a studio working on my debut album . . . just like 'Friday', the new songs are pretty catchy." Sadly, there aren't any other details yet. --By the way, Rebecca still has a positive attitude about the fact that no one likes "Friday". She says, quote, "People were saying, 'You're the worst singer, this is the worst song.' They criticized my voice and the lyrics. --"But I call them 'Negative Nancies.' They can try to rain on my parade but as far as I'm concerned they are raining on their own parade." Patrice Wilson Isn't Just the Rapper in "Friday" . . . He's the Proud CEO: The CEO of Ark Music Factory . . . the company that basically created REBECCA BLACK . . . is a man named Patrice Wilson. You know him as the creepy, way-too-old-to-be-associated-with-these-middle-school-girls rapper that pops up in the middle of the "Friday" video, calling Rebecca "R.B." --Well, Wilson claims they made everything bad . . . intentionally. -He says, quote, "I believe that in 10 years from now people will look at that song 'Friday' as a historical song, because it competed on the charts and it was from an independent production company . . . --"Yeah, people didn't like the song, didn't like the music video, they thought it was really cheesy. But that was the whole point, to create something that was really simple but something that sticks in people's head. --"To have people say 'I hate this song, but I'm still singing it.'" (--So, it's kinda like that woman at the office who keeps telling you that's she's not interested, and to stop stalking her because she's scared of you . . .) --Wilson also actually ADMITS to writing the "Friday's" lyrics. He explains, quote, "I wrote the lyrics on a Thursday night going into a Friday. I was writing different songs all night and was like, 'Wow, I've been up a long time and it's Friday.' --"And I was like, wow, it is Friday!" (--It's actually cool to know that such a preeminent songwriter, CEO and rapper keeps such a traditional work week.) Chris Brown Landed His First #1 Album: It was a busy week on the "Billboard" chart with seven new albums debuting in the Top 10. CHRIS BROWN landed his first #1 with "F.A.M.E", as it moved 270,000 copies. JENNIFER HUDSON'S second album, "I Remember Me", sold 165,000 copies in 2nd place. 1.) (NEW) "F.A.M.E.", Chris Brown (270,000 copies) 2.) (NEW) "I Remember Me", Jennifer Hudson (165,000 copies) 3.) "21", Adele (96,000 copies) Carson Daly Has Ripped Britney Spears' People for Trying to Being Too Controlling: CARSON DALY tore into BRITNEY SPEARS' handlers on Twitter . . . because they wouldn't let him interview Britney without controlling the whole thing themselves. --Carson Tweeted, quote, "I was just TOLD my @BritneySpears interview tomorrow MUST be pre-recorded and submitted for approval by HER management before it can air! F THAT!" (--The interview was scheduled for Tuesday on Carson's radio show on 97.1 AMP out of Southern California.) --He added, quote, "Never that restricted. Even when I interviewed Michael Jackson, it wasn't anything like this . . . it's really insane." -When someone on Twitter suggested that Carson was acting unprofessional, he responded, quote, "I'M UNPROFESSIONAL? FAKING AN ENTIRE INTERVIEW? Just shocked her management won't let her do a normal interview. --"She probably doesn't even know. I've known and supported her since she was 15. This has nothing to do with her. Just her people." Britney Spears' Album Is on Pace to Debut at #1: BRITNEY SPEARS' new album, "Femme Fatale", is on pace to debut at #1 on the album charts next week. (--The first week numbers will be tallied through Sunday, but the results won't be announced until next Wednesday.) --The site estimates that "Femme Fatale" will sell between 275,000 and 300,000 copies by the end of the week. --This week's other big new release, rapper WIZ KHALIFA'S "Rolling Papers", is expected to sell between 190,000 and 215,000 copies. Vanilla Ice Has Landed a Gig . . . Miming: VANILLA ICE . . . who goes by the alias ROB VAN WINKLE in the real world . . . found a place in all of our hearts using his VOICE. Now, he's pursuing a passion that doesn't involve his voice . . . miming. Seriously. --Ice will play a silent version of Captain Hook in a stage performance of "Peter Pan". (--Sadly, this is happening in England . . . however, it isn't scheduled until December, so there's plenty of time to find a decent plane fare.) --Vanilla has never done pantomime before . . . so why was he cast? For the CHILDREN. The theater's manager says, quote, "Ice is a huge name who I'm sure will be a real draw for parents and children alike." THURSDAY'S SHOWBIZ EXTRAS The website has put together a little mini-list of the Worst Celebrity Parents in History. They include the Lohans, Joe Simpson, Ryan O'Neal, Joe Jackson and Joan Crawford. (Full Story) has come out with the Animation A-List. It's a list of the stars whose animated films from the last 10 years have earned the most money. Mike Myers, Cameron Diaz and Eddie Murphy all tied for first place thanks to the "Shrek" movies . . . which have grossed a combined $3 BILLION. (Full Story) LEONARDO DICAPRIO is going to shoot a Chinese cell phone commercial . . . for which he'll be paid $5 MILLION. (Full Story) "Bones" star DAVID BOREANAZ settled that sexual harassment suit filed by an extra on the show who claimed he offered to help her career in exchange for CARNAL FAVORS. There's no word on the terms of the settlement. (Full Story) DENNIS HOPPER'S widow is suing his estate for the return of property she claims is hers . . . including a juicer and asparagus tongs. (Full Story) PETA is going after the CEO of for shooting and killing an African elephant. But he claims it was a PROBLEM ELEPHANT that was destroying a village's crops, and he had the support of the tribal elders. (Full Story) SARAH SILVERMAN will guest star on an upcoming episode of "The Good Wife". She's playing a "smart, funny owner of a sexually explicit website [that's] devoted to connecting married people who are looking to have affairs." (Full Story) Rapper Jim Jones was arrested in New York yesterday for driving with a suspended license. (Full Story) (--There's some video of the arrest at that link, but you can't really see what's going on.) claims "most of the cast" of "Jersey Shore" has yet to be locked down for the show's fourth season, which is about to begin filming in Italy. There's been no official comment. (Full Story) Former "Arrested Development" star WILL ARNETT has been cast in an untitled NBC pilot, which also stars CHRISTINA APPLEGATE. It's a comedy. (Full Story) We assume this kills the rumor that Will might take over for STEVE CARELL on "The Office" next season. NAZZY’S RANDOM STUFF Four Out of Five Women Admit They Kinda Hate Most of Their Facebook Friends: Here's more proof that your Facebook friends aren't really your friends. Because, odds are . . . you secretly HATE them. --A new survey of 400 women found that 83%, or more than four out of five, admit they've kinda grown to HATE most of their Facebook friends. And these are the reasons why . . . --65% say their friends share too many boring or pointless updates too often. --63% say their friends complain all the time. --46% say their friends "like" too many posts. --41% say their friends use Facebook inappropriately, or too frequently, to promote political or social causes. --40% say their friends use Facebook to clearly provide false info or images that show off a perfect life. --And 16% say their friends post too many photos of their damn kids. --The survey also found that 61% of women say they're Facebook friends with a drama queen . . . 35% are friends with a "frenemy" . . . and 26% are friends with someone who always puts up airbrushed or touched-up photos. (Mashable) Worst Blind Date Ever? About an Hour In, Two People Realize They're Long Lost Siblings: We've got a story today out of London that's about the absolute WORST blind date ever. Yes, even worse than the one you had where the person who showed up was an honest-to-God troll. Like, they actually lived under a bridge and everything. --42-year-old Sarah Kemp of Edinburgh, Scotland met 47-year-old George Bentley of London on a dating site. Last week, Sarah traveled to London so they could meet face-to-face and go on a date. --About an hour in, they realized two things. One, they had great chemistry. And two . . . the reason for that chemistry was probably because they're LONG LOST SIBLINGS. --And, because we KNOW you're thinking it . . . they figured that out before things got anywhere close to being all sexual and weird. --They grew up together until their parents divorced in 1975. Sarah was five and George was 10 at the time. Sarah moved with their mother to Scotland . . . and George stayed in London with their father. And they completely fell out of touch. --George says, quote, "I had absolutely no idea where she was. I [searched], but after a while, I think both Sarah and I gave up looking." --Now that they've reconnected, they say they're going to work on rebuilding their relationship . . . as siblings. (AOL News) The New "Breast Milk Baby" Doll Teaches Your Daughter How To Breastfeed: Remember when those dolls came out that would poop themselves and we all thought THAT was taking things too far? A company called Berjuan Toys in Spain just blew those dolls out of the water. -They've introduced a new doll called the "Breast Milk Baby" . . . which, like you might guess, is a baby doll designed to BREASTFEED. --The doll costs $89 and comes with a special shirt your kid puts on. The shirt has little flowers over the general nipple areas. When the baby's lips make contact with those flowers, it starts making slurping and gurgling noises. --This toy has been around in Spain for a few years, but now it's made its way over here. --According to a U.S. spokesman from Berjuan Toys, they've gotten plenty of complaints about the doll, but he thinks they're all off base. --Quote, "As Americans, we've been duped into believing there's something shameful and taboo about breastfeeding, but the truth is, that idea was created to sell more baby formula. --"The Breast Milk Baby is a serious product, created by a small, family-owned, Christian toy manufacturer who strongly believes in the benefits of feeding babies the natural, God-given way. Little girls need to learn to breastfeed." (Parentdish) (--You can see the dolls and maybe even buy one here.) The FBI is Trying To Solve a Murder From 1999 . . . and Wants Your Help To Crack a Code: You've taken so, so much from this world. Here's your chance to give back and be a HERO. They might even make a movie about you. Where you'll be played by JAKE GYLLENHAAL or ANNE HATHAWAY. --The FBI needs help cracking a code. And they're reaching out to the public to help. --On June 30th, 1999, a 41-year-old man named Ricky McCormick was found murdered in St. Louis. The only clues were two notes, written in some kind of code, that were stuffed into his pockets. --The FBI's codebreakers haven't been able to figure them out. So after 12 years, they're looking for help. An FBI official says, quote, "Maybe someone with a fresh set of eyes [will] come up with a brilliant new idea." --There's no official reward if you do crack the code. And, of course, there's a chance it's not even a code and it's just gibberish. But if you DO crack it and help them solve the murder, you'll be nationally recognized as a hero. (Yahoo News) (--Here are the two notes. Go ahead and crack them!) (--And if you do solve the problem, send your findings to FBI Laboratory, Cryptanalysis and Racketeering Records Unit, 2501 Investigation Parkway, Quantico, VA 22135. Attn: Ricky McCormick Case.) Only 10% of Americans Say That If They Were Invisible For a Day, They'd Sneak Into a Men's or Women's Locker Room: When I say "If you had the power of invisibility, what would you do first?" . . . I know your mind jumped straight to "Locker room." Even if you give me a different answer, it's a scientific fact that the first thing you thought of was seeing people naked. -Which is why I'm incredibly skeptical of the results of this survey. Nestle asked Americans about all sorts of things related to "fun." (--Yep, roll your eyes . . .) One of the questions was: "What would you do if you were invisible for a day?" --Only 10% of people said they'd sneak into a men's or women's locker room. For what it's worth, FOUR TIMES more men picked this option than women. But, yes, some women DID go with this. --The most popular answer was "play a prank on my friends," at 48%. 24% said they'd sneak backstage at a concert, and 18% said they'd spy on people. --The survey also found that 36% of adults think that there should be NAPS in the workplace . . . 47% say the best way to relieve stress after a long day is reading . . . 34% say the best part of Facebook is seeing photos of old friends . . . --36% wish they could live in a futuristic world like "The Jetsons" . . . and finally, more than 50% of people think it would be cool if dodgeball was an Olympic sport. (PR Newswire) A New Deodorant From Dove Claims It Won't Just Keep Your Armpits From Smelling . . . It Will Actually Make Them Look Better: If you weren't self-conscious about how your armpits looked before, you should be now. Because, according to the good people at Dove, your armpits are UGLY. Or, at least, they're implying that. --They just released a new brand of deodorant called Dove Ultimate Go Sleeveless, and they say it won't just keep your armpits from smelling . . . it will actually make them LOOK BETTER. --The deodorant contains a special formula of moisturizers that help clean up your underarm skin after breakouts, discoloration, and razor burn. It goes on sale this week. (Wall Street Journal) Last Year, Airlines Worldwide Lost 29.4 Million Bags . . . That's the Equivalent of One Bag For Every Person In Texas and Kentucky: Even though almost all of the airlines charge baggage fees now, that doesn't mean they're doing ANY better at actually making sure you and your luggage arrive in the same place at the same time. In fact . . . they're getting worse. --The data is in from 2010 and . . . lost luggage went up 6% from 2009. Worldwide, airlines lost 29.4 million bags . . . plenty of which people paid $25 and up to check. --That's the equivalent of 12 mishandled bags for every 1,000 passengers . . . or, in total, they lost the equivalent of one bag for every person in Texas and Kentucky combined. (ABC News) 71% of People Think Air Travel is Better Today than Ten Years Ago: Apparently there are a LOT of masochists out there . . . because if you actually think air travel today is GOOD, then you're clearly the kind of person who likes to be punished, degraded, and probably whipped. --According to a new survey by Orbitz, a shocking . . . SHOCKING . . . 71% of people say that air travel is better today than it was ten years ago, in 2001. --They say that even though at this point in 2001, it was still the pre-9/11 flying era . . . so there were shorter security lines, cheaper flights, no bans on liquids, your family could meet you at the gate, no bag fees, free meals on planes, all that. --So WHY do people think air travel is better now? The main reason . . . and this is according to a survey by Orbitz, remember . . . is that now it's easier to comparison shop for flight prices online. (--You can only begin to imagine how they must've phrased the questions in this survey to produce that result. Maybe: "We all know air travel is great, especially comparison shopping for flights. Say nothing if you agree.") --Other reasons people gave are online booking and check-in, more access to deals and discounts, more freedom to choose seats, more safety on planes, and Wi-Fi on planes. --People said the WORST thing about travel today versus 10 years ago is . . . the new fee structure. Baggage fees, check-in fees, all that. The second-worst part of air travel today is the extra security rules. Third-worst is flight cancelations. (PR Newswire) A Team of Office Workers Win a $319 Million Jackpot, Which is Great News . . . Except For the One Guy Who Usually Plays But Decided To Sit This Week Out: Last Friday, a team of seven IT workers from the New York state Homes and Community Renewal Agency in Albany, New York bought their weekly Mega Millions lottery tickets . . . AND WON. --They overcame one-in-176 million odds to win a $319 MILLION Mega Millions jackpot. --And obviously, that's great news. Except for one guy from their office. --According to the reports, this guy throws in on the lottery pool every week. But last week, he decided to save a few bucks by sitting out. --Jill Cook owns Cook's Deli in Albany where the IT workers always eat lunch. She says, quote, "The word is that when they were going around the office, [this guy] said no, he wasn't feeling lucky. --"They asked him twice. They said, 'Are you sure?' And he said yeah, he was going to pass this time. I feel horrible for him." --His co-workers took the lump sum option. Divided evenly, they're all going to wind up with $16 MILLION after taxes. If this other guy had jumped in, the pie would've been divided eight ways, and they all would've taken home about $14 MILLION. --According to the Homes and Community Renewal Agency, none of them showed up for work on Monday . . . but they haven't formally quit their jobs yet. (New York Post) The Happiest Careers In the U.S. Include Biotechnology, Education . . . and Customer Service? According to a new study, people in BIOTECHNOLOGY are the HAPPIEST workers in the country. So . . . um . . . maybe it's time to train someone else on the deep fryer and switch careers. analyzed nine different factors that go into people's career happiness. They include everything from work environment and relationships with coworkers, to salary and growth opportunities. --Biotechnology came in first because there's a lot of room for growth, high salaries, and good collaborative environments. --Believe it or not, CUSTOMER SERVIVE came in second. Workers feel a lot of control over their work and, if you like helping people and problem solving, it can actually be a good career choice. --The rest of the top 10 are: Education . . . administrative and clerical . . . purchasing . . . accounting . . . finance . . . nonprofit . . . healthcare . . . and legal. --They didn't release a list of the most depressing jobs. (--So if you hate your job, just assume it came in number one.) (Yahoo Finance) A Trucker Chokes on a Piece of Apple, Crashes Into the Median . . . Which Dislodges the Apple and Saves His Life: I like reading a story about a trucker slamming his rig into a concrete median . . . and SAVING LIVES in the process. It almost NEVER goes down like that. --On Tuesday, around 9:00 A.M., 55-year-old Richard Paylor of Fairless Hills, Pennsylvania was driving his rig down a freeway in Reading, Pennsylvania while eating an apple. --He took a bite, it went down wrong, and Richard started CHOKING on the apple. Then, he BLACKED OUT. --His truck veered off the road and slammed into the concrete median. --And that's when the miracle happened. The impact jarred Richard forward . . . the steering wheel basically Heimliched him . . . and the piece of apple came flying out of his mouth. The accident probably saved his life. --It was a massive accident . . . concrete was everywhere, and thousands of people were stuck in both directions for FIVE HOURS while the city cleaned up the scene. But, most important, no one was hurt. --Richard says that in 23 years of truck driving this is his first accident other than a little scrape or fender bender. Quote, "I guess it wasn't my time." (Reading Eagle) A Woman is Gardening When the Sinkhole In Her Yard Swallows Her Up . . . For the Second Time In a Year: Maybe it's time for 47-year-old Carla Chapman of Plant City, Florida, to stop hanging out in her backyard. --Back in May of 2010, Carla was weeding when a SINKHOLE suddenly opened in the ground and swallowed her up. She was stuck ten feet underground for two hours before a neighbor came home, heard her screams, and called 911. --She suffered minor injuries but was otherwise OK. Her insurance company told her it was a fluke and her house was safe from sinkholes. --Fast forward to Monday morning, when Carla was in the backyard again, gardening . . . and it turned out her insurance company was wrong. ANOTHER sinkhole opened up and swallowed her up AGAIN. --So, yeah, she's been swallowed by two sinkholes in less than a year. --This time she was lucky enough to have her cell phone with her and called 911. Firefighters came and pulled her out of the hole. She was treated for minor injuries and released. (CBS 10 - Tampa) If You Want to Look Good To Someone At the Mall, Make Sure They See You Riding Up, Not Down, the Escalator: This is a completely random study out of the University of North Carolina . . . but, I guess, it should help you the next time you're at the mall and trying to get the attention of those super sexy employees at Hot Dog on a Stick. --Researchers at UNC found that people will think you're more IMPRESSIVE if they see you riding UP an escalator or walking UP a flight of stairs than if they see you walking DOWN. No, really. --They believe the reason is that we subconsciously link height to power. So when someone sees you moving upward, it gives a slight illusion that you're getting taller . . . which makes you more impressive. (Scientific American) MEATBALL CRIMINALS A Man is Arrested For Throwing a Cheeseburger At Another Driver In the McDonald's Drive Thru: Over the weekend, 43-year-old Brant Stephens of Fort Pierce, Florida was going through the McDonald's drive thru and became FURIOUS with someone else in the line. So after he got his cheeseburger . . . he threw it at the guy's truck. --The police report says it left a, quote, "large spot" of ketchup and cheeseburger pieces on the truck. The driver called the police. --When they got there, Brant told them, quote, "I threw a cheeseburger at that [racial slur]'s truck. He pissed me off. And if I have to go to jail for it then that's OK. Brant was arrested for misdemeanor criminal mischief. (Treasure Coast Palm) RANDOM NEWS EXTRAS A 13-year-old go-kart driver in Poland has been suspended . . . for DOPING. He's appealing his suspension. (Full story) Check out the 10 states that have the highest lottery ticket spending. Massachusetts is number one . . . people spend an average of $806.57 per person on lottery tickets. (Full story) PETA is running a contest: Get your pet spayed or neutered and write an essay. If you win, they'll pay for your VASECTOMY. (Full story) In Washington, police had to pry an obese man out of a chair where he'd been living for two years. It was so bad the fabric had fused with his skin. He later DIED at the hospital. (Full story) A woman in New York is suing her plastic surgeon after he botched an eyelid surgery and made it so she can't close her eyes. (Full story) Mother of the Year candidate here. A woman fought with her boyfriend over a bag of reefer, then used her five-year-old as a human shield to keep the cops from Tasering her. (Full story) According to the latest numbers, current members of Congress have racked up at least $15,000 in parking tickets. (Full story) NAZZY’S RANDOM VIDEOS OF THE DAY #1.) A Woman Couldn't Recite the Alphabet During a Sobriety Test, and the Cop's Dashcam Footage Is a Hit on YouTube: A woman in Ohio named Nancy Bodo got pulled over on Saturday for drunk driving, and now the dashcam video of her sobriety test is a hit on YouTube. --First, the cop asks her to recite the alphabet, starting with the letter D and ending with W, and she starts off strong. But she ends up skipping Q, R, S, T, U and V, then tries two more times and does the exact same thing. --And when the cop asks her to count backward from 69 and stop at 53, she skips 61, then doesn't stop until she gets to 40. (--Search for "Alphabet Fail Sobriety Test." She starts reciting the alphabet at :07 and starts counting backward at 1:32.) #2.) A Website Called Lets You Zoom In and Out to Show Just How Big the Universe Is: One light year is the equivalent of about 5.9 TRILLION miles. And the observable universe is about 14 BILLION light years across, which is way too big to even imagine. But there's a cool website that can give you some idea of how small we all are. --It's called, and by using a slider at the bottom of a flash video, it lets you zoom in and out, showing the size of an atom compared to the Earth, compared to the whole universe. Plus, it shows everything in between. #3.) A Monster Truck Driver Successfully Landed a Backflip in Las Vegas Over the Weekend: One of the most famous monster trucks in the history of the sport is called GRAVE DIGGER, and the driver's name is Dennis Anderson. But at Monster Jam 2011 in Las Vegas over the weekend, it was Dennis's son Ryan who stole the show. --Driving a truck named SON-UVA DIGGER, Ryan successfully landed a BACKFLIP. Apparently it's not the first backflip ever landed in a monster truck, but it's still impressive. And it looks like it shouldn't even be possible. (--Search for "Ryan Anderson Monster Truck Backflip.") Five Body Language Mistakes to Avoid on Your Next Date: If you're gearing up for a big date this weekend, has a new list of the worst body-language mistakes you can make. Here are the top five. #1.) Accelerated Body Language. When some people get nervous, they start doing things faster, like eating fast or flailing their arms around while they talk. And if you do it on a date, it can make you look TOO nervous, and even insecure. --Also, don't play around with the salt and pepper shakers or anything else on the table. It makes you look bored. #2.) Nodding Too Much. Nodding a LITTLE bit is good because it shows you're listening, and you agree with certain things the person says. But too much nodding can make it seem like you're NOT really listening. #3.) Crossing Your Arms. When you do it, you're literally closing yourself off to the other person. So even if you feel more comfortable with your arms crossed, you shouldn't do it on a date. #4.) Intense Eye Contact. Eye contact is essential on a date, but too much can make you look psychotic. --So as a general rule, if you're just sitting there eating or doing something else where no one's talking, don't maintain eye contact for more than a few seconds. #5.) Being Too Grabby. This one's just for guys: Guys, if it's your first or second date, she should be the first one to initiate any kind of physical contact, like holding hands or touching your arm. -Because if YOU initiate contact, it can seem threatening, and she might also assume you're only interested sex. (


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