Wednesday, May 18, 2011



Arnold Schwarzenegger Admits He Fathered a Child out of Wedlock:

ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER admitted yesterday that he has an illegitimate child, whom he fathered with a member of his household staff more than 10 years ago. --While his marriage to MARIA SHRIVER was already in trouble, we now know it was this revelation that prompted Maria to move out on him. --Here's Arnold's statement on the affair . . . quote, "After leaving the governor's office I told my wife about this event, which occurred over a decade ago. --"I understand and deserve the feelings of anger and disappointment among my friends and family. There are no excuses and I take full responsibility for the hurt I have caused. --"I have apologized to Maria, my children and my family. I am truly sorry. --"I ask that the media respect my wife and children through this extremely difficult time. While I deserve your attention and criticism, my family does not." --Maria issued a statement of her own, saying, quote, "This is a painful and heartbreaking time. As a mother, my concern is for the children. --"I ask for compassion, respect and privacy as my children and I try to rebuild our lives and heal. I will have no further comment."

What We Know . . . And Don't Know . . . About Arnold Schwarzenegger's Former Mistress and Love Child:

Officially, we know almost NOTHING about ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER'S love child or the kid's mother. --As Arnold said, this happened over a decade ago. The word is that the other woman worked for Arnold and MARIA SHRIVER for 20 years . . . and just retired in January. -A "source" told E! Online the woman was not involved in the care of Arnold and Maria's kids . . . nor was she the house manager or Maria's personal assistant. --Arnold has reportedly been financially supporting the woman and their child from the start. --Yesterday, a few sites identified a woman named Mildred Patricia Baena as Arnold's baby-mama. She's 50 years old and she made $1,200 a week as a HOUSEKEEPER for Arnold and Maria. --So-called "sources" say Patty started PURSUING Arnold in the late 1990s . . . and told friends that they would have UNPROTECTED SEX at the house during the day. --She didn't actually tell Arnold her son was his until the boy was a toddler. Once Arnold found out, he was said to be very generous with her. Although one source says she's, quote, "not well off." --Several sites have posted pictures of Mildred . . . who goes by PATTY . . . as well as pictures of the child in question, with his face blurred to protect his identity. --The boy is about 10 or 11 now, and TMZ says his similarities to his dad are, quote, "striking" . . . especially his mouth and teeth. (--Here are the pics.) (Sources: Radar Online, TMZ, Daily Mail.)

Does Arnold Schwarzenegger Have Two Illegitimate Children?

There's actually a SECOND woman who might have an illegitimate child with ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER. --Back in 2003, London's "Daily Mail" tabloid "broke" a story about a woman named Tammy Tousignant. She was a flight attendant who worked on Arnold's private jet. --And supposedly, she was going around telling people that her son Tanner was Arnold's. They also said it was well known among Arnold's staff that he was nailing her. --Tanner is too old to be the kid Arnold admitted to yesterday. He just graduated from Brea Olinda High School in California last year. When the story broke in '03, Tammy DENIED That Tanner was Arnold's boy. She said Tanner's father was her husband Tom. --Interestingly, though, Tammy and Tom separated in 1996 . . . three years after Tanner's birth. But they eventually got back together and had another son named Connor. --Yesterday, Tammy's lawyer denied the allegations once again, and said there are paternity tests to back him up. --He said, quote, "Arnold Schwarzenegger was not the biological father of the Tousignant child. All scientific tests confirmed that Mr. Tousignant was the biological father of the child." --Tanner himself has denied Arnold is his dad. Reached by reporters through Facebook, he said, quote, "I'm not his son. Don't waste your time. It was just a stupid story made up eight years ago."

Did Arnold Schwarzenegger Use His Santa Monica Office As a Shag Pad?

ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER has admitted to one affair. Will there be more? The allegations are already springing up. --According to TMZ, Arnold used his office in Santa Monica as a SHAG PAD. During a period about five to seven years ago, several chicks would show up there for late-night "meetings" with Arnold. --The place even had several bedrooms for them to use. And for some reason, a "source" says some of the women would arrive carrying legal-sized manila envelopes. (???)

Patrick Schwarzenegger Tweeted His Feelings On the Family Scandal:

ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER'S 17-year-old son PATRICK Tweeted his feelings yesterday about his dad's sex scandal. -He said, quote, "Some days you feel like [crap], some days you want to quit and just be normal for a bit, yet I love my family till death do us apart."
--That first part of his Tweet . . . "some days you feel like [crap], some days you want to quit and just be normal for a bit" . . . is a lyric from the FORT MINOR song "Where'd You Go".) --Meanwhile, Arnold and Maria's 21-year-old daughter Katherine Tweeted, quote, "This is definitely not easy but I appreciate your love and support as I begin to heal and move forward in life. I will always love my family!" (--Arnold and Katherine were actually spotted out and about in L.A. yesterday. Here's a picture.) (TMZ)

Khloe Kardashian Says She Would "Bone" Jennifer Lopez:

If you're KHLOE KARDASHIAN and you're trying to get people to stop calling you a man, you probably shouldn't say stuff like this . . . --In an interview with "Us Weekly", Khloe said, quote, "I'm obsessed with J-LO and everything about her. She looks so freakin' good and I totally would bone her." (--Check out the video here. Skip forward to the 2:07 mark.)

Blake Lively: Is Leonardo DiCaprio Dattin' That?

There have been some rumors lately about LEONARDO DICAPRIO and BLAKE LIVELY. Especially now that they're both single. --Leo recently split with BAR REFAELI . . . while Blake and her boyfriend of three years, PENN BADGLEY, broke up late last year. --Leo and Blake haven't been caught doing anything particularly frisky yet, but they have been spotted together a few times. Yesterday, they were photographed with their arms around each other on a yacht off the coast of Cannes. (--Here's a picture.) (PopEater)

Baseball Legend Harmon Killebrew Has Died:

Legendary power hitter HARMON KILLEBREW . . . who spent all but one of his 22 seasons with the Washington Senators (slash) Minnesota Twins . . . died yesterday after a battle with esophageal cancer. He was 74. --Killebrew started his career with the Washington Senators in 1954 . . . and stayed with them after they moved to Minnesota and became the Twins in 1961. He ended his career after one season in Kansas City in 1975. --Killebrew was known for hitting the long ball. In fact, he once said, quote, "I didn't think much about batting average when I was playing." --Killebrew is 11th on baseball's all-time home run list, with 573. His eight seasons with 40 or more homers ties him for second place with Alex Rodriguez, Hank Aaron and Barry Bonds. BABE RUTH owns that record, with 11 seasons. --It's often been said that Killebrew's batting stance was the inspiration for the silhouette on the Major League Baseball logo. It wasn't. -The guy who created the logo says he didn't base it on ANYONE. It's just a guy with a bat. (--Don't believe me? Check out the facts here.)

(NC-17) Sugar Ray Leonard Says He Was Sexually Abused by a Boxing Coach:

Former boxing champ SUGAR RAY LEONARD says in his new autobiography that he was sexually abused as a teenager by a, quote, "prominent" Olympic coach. --In the book "The Big Fight: My Life In and Out of the Ring", Leonard says the same guy assaulted him twice. --The first time, Leonard was only 15 and competing in a tournament in Utica, New York. --The second instance occurred several years later in a car in a deserted parking lot. Leonard says he and the coach were discussing his prospects for the 1976 Olympics in Montreal. --He writes, quote, "Before I knew it, he had unzipped my pants and put his hand, then mouth, on an area that has haunted me for life. I didn't scream. I didn't look at him. I just opened the door and ran." (--Leonard went on to win the GOLD in the light welterweight division at those games.) --Leonard, who's 55 now, says he felt he would, quote, "never be free" unless he told this story. (--The book comes out next month.)
Brad Pitt Has Issues With His Religious Upbringing:

BRAD PITT'S parents are Southern Baptist Conservatives . . . and his younger brother is very active in the church. Brad didn't catch that bug. In fact, he's pretty scarred by his religious upbringing. --Speaking at the Cannes Film Festival, he said, quote, "I got brought up being told things were God's way, and when things didn't work out it was called God's plan. I've got my issues with it. Don't get me started. I found it very stifling." --This isn't the first time Pitt has spoken out about religion. A few years ago he said, quote, "When I got untethered from the comfort of religion, it wasn't a loss of faith for me, it was a discovery of self. --"I had faith that I'm capable enough to handle any situation. There's peace in understanding that I have only one life, here and now, and I'm responsible." (--Perhaps Brad had a little TOO much faith in himself when he made his new movie, "Tree of Life". It got a mixed reaction . . . and mixed reviews . . . when it premiered at the festival the other day.)

Miley Cyrus Got a New Tattoo on Sunday:

MILEY CYRUS got her sixth tattoo on Sunday in Brazil. It's on her right wrist
--There's no word what she got, but the artist who did it for her told reporters she came in asking for something that reminded her of, quote, "a safe place." (--Here are some pictures of Miley getting her new tat.) (Daily Mail)

Adam Carolla Says It's Time to Give Up the Notion that America Is a Racist Nation:

ADAM CAROLLA says it's time for people to drop the notion that America is a racist nation. He says, quote, "We can have people say this is a racist nation, but we have a black president . . . the most powerful person. --"The richest person on television, Oprah, is a black woman, the second most powerful star on television or in the media is probably Will Smith, and he is a black man. --"The richest athlete on the planet, at least pre-divorce, is a black man: Tiger Woods. And the highest paid singer is Beyoncé. At what point do we get to stop calling ourselves a racist nation? If we are [racist] we aren't doing a very good job at it."

Armie Hammer from "The Social Network" Is Your New Lone Ranger:

ARMIE HAMMER . . . who played the Winklevoss twins in "The Social Network" . . . scored the gig as the new "Lone Ranger". He'll star opposite JOHNNY DEPP, who's playing Tonto. The movie is expected to hit theaters sometime next year.

The "Straw Dogs" Remake Looks Pretty Intense:

There's a remake of the '70s flick "Straw Dogs" hitting theaters on September 16th. It stars JAMES MARSDEN and KATE BOSWORTH as a couple who relocate from California to her hometown in the South. --There, they run afoul of some locals, including ALEXANDER SKARSGARD, and things escalate . . . big time. (--Check out the trailer here.) --The original "Straw Dogs" came out in 1971. It starred DUSTIN HOFFMAN and SUSAN GEORGE . . . and it was directed by SAM PECKINPAH. (--You'll find the trailer for that one here.)

ABC Has Announced Their 2011-2012 Season:

This week, all the major networks are unveiling their schedules for next season. --ABC revealed their plans yesterday . . . and like NBC, they're making quite an overhaul. They introduced 13 new shows . . . eight dramas and five comedies. (--And thankfully, NO MORE singing competition shows.) --Here's a quick summary of ABC's new DRAMAS, plus video previews: --"Charlie's Angels": A remake of the late '70s series. It stars Derek Jeter's girlfriend Minka Kelly, who was also in "Friday Night Lights", an Australian actress named Rachael Taylor and Annie Ilonzeh from "General Hospital". (Trailer) --"Good Christian Belles": This drama follows a woman, who was once the "mean girl" in her high school class, as she returns home after her marriage "ends in scandal." The cast includes: Kristin Chenoweth, Annie Potts and Leslie Bibb. --It's based on a book called "Good Christian [B-words]". ABC toned down the title. (Trailer) --"Missing": Ashley Judd plays a mother and former CIA agent whose 18-year-old son mysteriously disappears while studying in Italy. So she flies to Europe to track him down. It also stars Sean Bean, who played Boromir in "Lord of the Rings". (Trailer) --"Once Upon a Time": A fantasy drama about fairy tale characters that exist in real life in a strange town called Storybrooke. It stars Ginnifer Goodwin from "Big Love", and Jennifer Morrison from "House". (Trailer) --"Pan Am": A primetime soap about stewardesses that's set in the '60s. The cast includes Christina Ricci. (Trailer) --"Revenge": Emily VanCamp . . . from "Everwood" and "Brothers & Sisters" . . . plays a woman who returns to her old neighborhood in the Hamptons to get revenge on the people who damaged her family years before. (Trailer) --"The River": A mystery / thriller series about a wildlife expert and TV personality who goes missing deep in the Amazon . . . and the dangerous journey his family, friends and crew set out on to find him. --Oren Peli, the man behind "Paranormal Activity" is an executive producer. (Trailer) --"Scandal": The new drama series from Shonda Rhimes, who created "Grey's Anatomy" and "Private Practice". This one is NOT set in a hospital. It's about a professional crisis worker and her dysfunctional staff. --It stars Kerry Washington and "Stomp the Yard's" Columbus Short. (Trailer) --Here's a quick summary of ABC's new COMEDIES, plus video previews: --"Apartment 23": A "bizarre" sitcom about a girl struggling to make it in New York City. It stars Krysten Ritter from "Breaking Bad" and former "Dawson's Creek" star James Van Der Beek, who's playing himself. --The original, working title was "Don't Trust the [B-word] in Apartment 23". (Trailer) (--Just like with "Good Christian Belles", this one was originally announced with the raunchier title for publicity. But everybody knew it could never air that way.) --"Last Man Standing": This sitcom is sort of a reverse "Home Improvement". Instead of being a Tool Man with three sons, this time TIM ALLEN works at a sporting goods store and has three daughters. Trailer) --"Man Up": A sitcom in which "three modern men try to get in touch with their inner tough guys and re-define what it means to be a 'real man.'" Trailer) --"Suburgatory": A sitcom about a single father who moves from the city to the suburbs for his teenage daughter. It stars Jeremy Sisto from "Law & Order" and Cheryl Hines from "Curb Your Enthusiasm". (--Cheryl is NOT playing the teenage daughter. Just so we're clear on that.) Trailer) --"Work It": This comedy is about two unemployed "alpha males," who dress up as women to get jobs as pharmaceutical reps . . . and yeah, they pull it off. (--Just like Tom Hanks and Peter Scolari did on "Bosom Buddies" from 1980 to 1982. Also on ABC, by the way.) (Trailer)

ABC's Cancellations and Renewals:

ABC announced their cancellations last week. Here they are again:

--"Brothers and Sisters", "No Ordinary Family", "Detroit 1-8-7", "Off the Map", "Better with You", "V" and "Mr. Sunshine".

--The shows they ARE bringing back include:

--"Dancing with the Stars", "Castle", "Body of Proof", "The Middle", "Modern Family", "Happy Endings", "Grey's Anatomy", "Private Practice", "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition", "Shark Tank", "20/20" . . . --"America's Funniest Home Videos", "Desperate Housewives", "Cougar Town", "The Bachelor", "Secret Millionaire" and "Saturday Night College Football".

CBS Has Canceled "Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior", and the CW Has Dropped "Hellcats":

Yesterday, CBS canceled the "Criminal Minds" spin-off "Suspect Behavior" . . . and the CW announced that they were done with the cheerleading show "Hellcats". --And against all odds, the CW is giving "One Tree Hill" yet another season. --CBS will reveal their full schedule for next season later today, and the CW will announce theirs tomorrow.

The Situation Is Suing His Dad for Defamation:

THE SITUATION is suing his estranged father, Frank Sorrentino, for defamation. --Frank has launched a website called, where he's been trashing The Situation in a series of video rants. And that's not all. He's also shopping the rights to a tell-all book about The Situation. --The Situation and his dad have issues, but we've heard Frank was pushed over the edge when The Situation refused to loan him some money for his health insurance. --The Situation wants a judge to stop his father from using his image and name on the website immediately, and is also asking for an undisclosed amount in damages.

A Ton of Celebrities Will Appear on the Final Week of "Oprah":

The second- and third-to-last episodes of "Oprah" filmed yesterday at the United Center . . . the arena where the Chicago Bulls play. And a lot of celebrities stopped by to surprise Oprah, and wish her well. They included: --The Black Eyed Peas, Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes, Halle Berry, Queen Latifah, Josh Groban, Patti LaBelle, Jamie Foxx, Madonna, Beyoncé, Michael Jordan, Jerry Seinfeld, Maria Shriver and of course Gayle King. --The two-part special will air Monday and Tuesday, and the finale is Wednesday. (--It'll be interesting to see what Maria Shriver said. According to TMZ, she talked about how Oprah had always given her, quote, "love support, wisdom, and most of all, the truth. To which Oprah responded by emphasizing, quote, "THE TRUTH!" And the crowd knew what she was referring to, and cheered.)
"American Idol" Is Back On Top of the Ratings:

"American Idol" is back on top of the TV ratings. The show took the top two spots after losing out to "Dancing with the Stars" the past two weeks. Further down the list, the "Survivor" season finale was watched by 13.3 million people in 8th place.


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

--"NBA Playoffs: Bulls vs. Heat" [Eastern Conference Finals Game 2] . . . 8:30 to 11:00 P.M. Eastern on TNT. (--The Chicago Bulls host the Miami Heat.)

--"American Idol" [Performance Show] . . . 8:00 to 10:00 P.M. on Fox. (--The final three perform three songs . . . one chosen by the judges, one an individual choice and the last one is chosen by mentor, Interscope producer Jimmy Iovine.)

--"Criminal Minds" [6th Season Finale] . . . 9:00 to 10:00 P.M. on CBS. (--J.J. returns for the finale. And she'll be back as a full time cast member next season.)

--"America's Next Top Model" [16th Season Finale] . . . 9:00 to 10:00 P.M. on the CW.

--"Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" [12th Season Finale] . . . 10:00 to 11:00 P.M. on NBC. (--A rape witness is murdered in front of her daughter, who's played by Hayley McFarland from "Lie to Me".)

Lady Gaga Never Enjoyed Sex Until Recently:

LADY GAGA, who's 25, claims she was never able to enjoy sex . . . until recently. --She explains, quote, "I was very insecure for a very long time. I didn't know that I would be very comfortable with it and it wasn't until very recently that I actually enjoyed sex. --"I was talking with my sister about how it's not until you really love yourself that you can give love to others." --Of course, there may have been other factors. Last fall, Lady Gaga told "Vanity Fair", quote, "I have this weird thing that if I sleep with someone they're going to take my creativity from me through my vagina. I'm quite celibate now. --She added, quote, "I do [eff], but I'm certainly not promiscuous. I'm perpetually lonely. I'm lonely when I'm in relationships. It's my condition as an artist." --Lady Gaga also recently announced that she was SINGLE.

The Heavyset, Shirtless Wonder in the "Teach Me How to Dougie" Video Witnessed M-Bone's Murder:

There still hasn't been an arrest in the shooting death of M-BONE of CALI SWAG DISTRICT . . . but now, we're hearing that there was a witness. And it wasn't just some random dude. --"Bubba" . . . the heavyset, shirtless wonder who's featured in Cali Swag District's "Teach Me How to Dougie" video . . . was there, and he saw it all go down. (--Here's an extended clip from Bubba's scene in the video.) --Initially, we heard M-Bone was killed in a drive-by shooting while he was in his car, but now it sounds like he was in front of a liquor store . . . walking to the vehicle . . . when his killer opened fire. Bubba was waiting in the car. --The vehicle must have been hit too, because Bubba was hit in the face with broken glass. He was hospitalized, but he'll be OK. --As for a motive, it sounds like it may not have been over a girl after all. --M-Bone's girlfriend says she believes a guy who was "insanely jealous of his success" murdered him. That man lived in the same apartment complex as they did, and the two men allegedly got into "a Twitter war" before the shooting.

Chris Brown Beat Rihanna . . . in BET Award Nominations:

Nominations for this year's BET Awards were announced yesterday, and CHRIS BROWN led the pack with six nominations. --He's up for Best Male R&B Artist, Viewer's Choice, and Video of the Year for "Look at Me Now". --He's also nominated twice in the Best Collaboration category . . . for "Deuces" featuring Tyga and Kevin McCall and "Look at Me Now" with Busta Rhymes and Lil Wayne. --And Chris also got a nomination for Best Actor for his role in "Takers". --LIL WAYNE had five nominations, but three of those were from his collaboration with Chris on "Look at Me Now". --KANYE WEST, DRAKE and RIHANNA had four apiece. --You can find a complete list of nominees at --This year's ceremony will air live on June 26th on BET. KEVIN HART is hosting.
And Now . . . Taylor Swift's Take on The Rules of Love:

TAYLOR SWIFT is the cover story in the June issue of "InStyle" magazine. They leaked a little of the riveting interview where she talks about, what else, love. --Taylor said, quote, "There are no rules when it comes to love. I just try to let love surprise me because you never know who you're going to fall in love with. --"You never know who's going to come into your life . . . and for me, when I picture the person I want to end up with, I don't think about what their career is, or what they look like. I picture the feeling I get when I'm with them." The issue is out Friday.


Showbiz Extras . . . Random Links to Additional Stories:

Remember when SHIA LABEOUF got handcuffed last year, after a little scuffle at a bar? On Monday's "Ellen", he said, quote, "Some guys instigated me and that's what it was. Some name calling . . . People get drunk, people get crazy." (Video)

KELSEY GRAMMER has filed for primary physical custody of his kids with ex-wife CAMILLE. They live with her now. (Full Story)

CHARLIE SHEEN borrowed $10 MILLION from Warner Brothers last year, with the understanding that he would pay it back out of his first 14 paychecks from this season of "Two and a Half Men". As far as we know, he made good on his debt. There's no word why he needed the money. (Full Story)

ASHTON KUTCHER and his new boss, CHUCK LORRE, had coffee together yesterday. (Photo)

KATE GOSSELIN had to block a guy from following her on Twitter, because he claimed to be a pedophile. (Full Story)

RALPH MACCHIO got booted from "Dancing with the Stars" last night . . . which means the finalists are HINES WARD, CHELSEA KANE and KIRSTIE ALLEY. (Full Story)

LISA EDELSTEIN will not return to "House" next season . . . which will be interesting, since her character is currently romantically involved with Dr. House. Lisa, OMAR EPPS and ROBERT SEAN LEONARD were all asked to take pay cuts to return for the upcoming 8th season. Epps and Leonard agreed, Edelstein refused. (Full Story)

"American Idol" executive producer Nigel Lythgoe says that people who go online and claim "Idol" is fixed are MORONS and, quote, "7- or 8-year-olds from Wisconsin." (Full Story)

"Glee" star MATTHEW MORRISON is jumping on board the BACKSTREET BOYS / NEW KIDS ON THE BLOCK tour this summer. (Full Story)

Women Are Most Relaxed When Their Husbands Help With Housework . . . and Men Are Most Relaxed When Their Wives Do the Chores:

Sometimes, gender stereotypes are just ridiculously accurate. -A team at UCLA ran a three-year study testing men's and women's stress levels around the house. They monitored brain chemicals so they could see EXACTLY what made people relaxed and stressed. --And according to the results . . . women's stress levels are lowest when they team up with their husband to tackle the work around the house. --For men, it's the opposite . . . their stress level is the lowest when they're kicking back and relaxing while their wives do everything. --The researchers say it happens because women almost look at joint housework as a SOCIAL OCCASION. They're used to doing housework alone, so it's actually kind of refreshing when they have someone else involved. --For men, it's different. When they see their wives doing housework, they actually feel like she's BUSY, which gives them time to relax. (USA Today)

21% of People Say Gas Prices are Ruining Their Lives:

Don't know if you've heard, but gas prices are ridiculously high and it looks like they're just going to keep going up. And according to a new poll, that isn't just bad news . . . it's actually RUINING LIVES. --In a new "USA Today"-Gallup poll, almost 70% of Americans, or seven out of 10, say that gas prices are causing financial hardship for their family. --21% of people take it further and say gas prices are having a serious negative effect on their lives and their standard of living. --More than half of Americans say that gas prices have affected their plans . . . mostly canceling road trips and cutting short summer vacations. --The national average for a gallon of gas is now $3.96, which is $1.09 more than it was one year ago. --The average price where people think the prices are going to peak is $4.50 . . . and more than half of Americans think these high prices are here for good and will never go down again. (USA Today)

Are You Annoying? Take This Online Quiz and Find Out:

Believe it or not, some people might find you annoying. I know. They're idiots. But still. --A personality psychologist named Robert Hogan put together a 20-question quiz to figure out just how annoying you actually are. It gauges you on the three big areas of annoyingness: Whether you're picky, arrogant, or irritating. --Overall, you get a score between one and five. The quiz only takes about two minutes and it's definitely worth your time. Just Google "You Bug Me. Now Science Explains Why." Check it out on the left side of the page.

A Man in Wisconsin Just Ate His 25,000th Big Mac:

Back on May 17th, 1972 . . . exactly 39 years and one day ago . . . 18-year-old Don Gorske of Fond du Lac, Wisconsin went to McDonald's and ate his first Big Mac. --And he's eaten at least one every single day since. --Now Don is 57 years old. And yesterday, on the 39th anniversary of his first Big Mac, he ate his 25,000th. --He knows that for sure because . . . you'll never believe this . . . Don has OCD. And he's kept a record of every single Big Mac he's eaten. --Based on the numbers, Don has eaten an average of 1.75 Big Macs per day, every day, for his adult life. Every Big Mac has 576 calories and 32.5 grams of fat . . . but Don doesn't look like he's any more overweight than the average person. --Don says he eats Big Macs every day because, quote, "A person like me, I just don't change too much." He says he buys six Big Macs on Mondays and eight on Thursdays to eat for the week . . . and keeps one in the freezer for emergencies. --He also puts two in his luggage when he travels and brings one along when he goes to sporting events. He says he once ate a Whopper, in 1984, and hated it. --Don's 25,000th Big Mac has drawn attention from the people at the "Guinness Book of World Records" for Most Big Macs Eaten. Don was also briefly featured in that "Super Size Me" documentary. (Gannett Wisconsin Media) (--Here's Don's scene in "Super Size Me".)

Did Starbucks Fire a Woman Because She's a Dwarf?

Back on July 27th of 2009, a woman named Elsa Sallard was hired to work as a barista at a Starbucks in El Paso, Texas. Three days later, she was fired. --And Elsa says she knows why: It's because she's a DWARF. -Elsa's exact height hasn't been released. By definition, she's under 4-foot-10 . . . but based on these examples, she's got to be much shorter than that. --Elsa says she needed a stool to work the register and prepare beverages . . . but Starbucks refused to give her one. --And when they fired her, they said she'd be a, quote, "danger to customers and employees." --She contacted the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and they've filed a lawsuit against Starbucks on her behalf. The amount of money they're seeking hasn't been determined yet. (El Paso Times)

A 71-Year-Old Stabs a 56-Year-Old In a Fight Over a Woman:

Here's more proof that men NEVER get too old to fight over women. Never. --71-year-old Joseph Bernas of Winter Haven, Florida has been dating a woman, whose name and age haven't been released. He thought they were exclusive . . . but she didn't. So she was also dating a 56-year-old named Randy Smith. --Over the weekend, Joseph found out about Randy. And on Sunday night, Joseph went to Randy's house, banged on the door, and demanded to know if, quote, "she was there." --Randy said no, they argued . . . and, eventually, it turned into a 71-year-old-versus-56-year-old brawl. --The fight ended when Joseph pulled out a SWITCHBLADE and STABBED Randy in the neck. --Randy was treated and needed 19 switches, but is expected to fully recover. --Joseph was arrested and charged with attempted second-degree murder and armed burglary with assault. (Lakeland Ledger)

Two Burglary Suspects Say They Only Broke Into a Hardware Store Because They Were "Looking For a Place to Have Sex":

On Saturday night, around 11:00 P.M., 36-year-old Brent Walker and 28-year-old Sheila Odum of Durant, Oklahoma were busted for breaking into a hardware store. --The cops responded to a silent alarm and busted the couple inside the store. --And Brent and Sheila tried to explain to the cops that they had it all wrong . . . they weren't robbing the place, they broke in because they were, quote, "looking for a place to have sex." --But the police were suspicious. It's not that a hardware store isn't a romantic spot . . . but if Brent and Sheila were there, why had they started taking stuff out of the store and putting it into a pile outside? --In the pile they found copper tubing, extension cords, a surge protector, a can of Lysol, and a paint sprayer. (--But if that stuff was for their sex, then they're way kinkier than even we can figure out.) --Brent has a previous burglary conviction on his record from 1995. --He and Sheila were both arrested and charged with burglary. (The Oklahoman)

Police Are Looking For a "Heavy Set" Woman With "Facial Hair" Who Stole $2,800 From a Man:

Last week, a 51-year-old man in Fort Pierce, Florida was driving home in his van when he saw a very strange looking woman. --She was, quote, "heavy set" . . . between 25 and 30 years old . . . wore a white rag on her head . . . and most notably, had FACIAL HAIR. --The type of facial hair she had wasn't reported, so it could be anything from a mustache to a beard, or both . . . but it was clearly prominent enough to mention. --The woman flagged the guy down and asked if he could give her a ride home, and he let her into the van. --And then she ROBBED HIM. --While they were stopped at a light she reached into his right front pocket, grabbed his wallet, got out of the van, and ran away. --The man says there was $2,800 in the wallet. There's no word on why he was carrying around that much cash. --Even though the woman sounds like she's got an incredibly conspicuous and unique look, the police still haven't tracked her down. (Treasure Coast Palm)

A Sears Employee Steals a Pair of Boots . . . and Is Arrested When He Wears Them to Work the Next Day:

I know employee theft is a big problem for retail stores. But for this Sears, they should be more upset that they hired someone this DUMB. --An 18-year-old employee at a Sears in DeSoto County, Florida was busted for stealing a pair of boots from the store. And he was busted because the day after he stole the boots . . . he wore them to work. --His supervisor checked the surveillance tape and found footage of him stealing the boots, and called the police. The employee was arrested for retail theft. (Sarasota Herald-Tribune)

In Florida, a Woman Is Caught Shoplifting Red Bull, Royal Wedding Magazines, and a Pregnancy Test:

I don't know what kind of partying this woman is into, but I kinda want to be a part of it. --27-year-old Stephanie Smith of Spring Hill, Florida was arrested on Saturday for shoplifting the following things from a Publix grocery store: Two cans of Red Bull . . . some magazines about the royal wedding . . . and a PREGNANCY TEST. --The total value of the items was about $36. There's no word whether or not she's pregnant. (CBS 10 - Tampa)

Random Links to Additional Stories:

Verizon and Sprint are tied for first in a new survey of the happiest cell phone customers. AT&T and T-Mobile both showed declines in customer satisfaction . . . which isn't so great, since AT&T has agreed to BUY T-Mobile. (Full Story)

You can go green even when you're dead! After your cremation, the 'Bios' urn puts your ashes in a biodegradable container . . . containing a seed that will one day grow into a tree. (Full Story)

A guy in Michigan who won $2 million in the state lottery still uses food stamps . . . a year later. He told the press, quote, "If you're going to try to make me feel bad, you aren't going to do it." (Full Story)

The divorce rate for people with rheumatoid arthritis is 70% higher than people without chronic illness. Good luck with that information? (Full Story)

Watermelons in China are exploding in the fields . . . because farmers gave them overdoses of growth chemicals, creating, quote, "fields of landmines." (Full Story)


#1.) A Guy Proposed to His Girlfriend Using a Fake Movie Trailer:

There's a new YouTube video called "Greatest Marriage Proposal Ever" that's seven minutes long, but it's gotten about 200,000 views in two days: It's a guy in Georgia who got a movie theater to play a fake trailer while his girlfriend was at the movies. --It shows him asking her dad for permission to marry her, racing to the theater like in an action movie, and walking inside. Then he shows up in person and proposes. --The whole thing is kind of cheesy, but it's definitely original. The best part is when he gets to the theater . . . and decides to buy popcorn before proposing. He also set up a camera in front of her to get her reaction. --And after he proposed, he revealed that the theater was filled with her friends. (--The trailer starts at :46, and she starts crying around 1:05. He walks into the theater to propose at 4:28.)

#2.) The Finnish Hockey Team Won the World Hockey Championship . . . Then a Drunk Assistant Coach Fell Face-First Into the Trophy:

Finland beat Sweden 6-1 in the World Hockey Championship on Sunday, which is a big deal . . . in Finland. --And when the team arrived home at the airport in Helsinki Monday afternoon, an assistant coach named Pasi Nurminen . . . who was obviously drunk . . . fell face-first into the trophy while he was coming down the stairs from their private jet. (--Search YouTube for "Finnish Assistant Coach Drunk at Airport." He falls at :15.)
#3.) The Maryland Lacrosse Team Pulled Off the Hidden Ball Trick During a Game Against UNC:

You probably know about the hidden ball trick in baseball, where the pitcher hands the ball to the first baseman, without letting the runner at first see it. But they've got it in lacrosse too. --On Sunday, the University of Maryland team did it perfectly: One player turned his back to the goalie and acted like he tossed the ball to his teammate. But he actually just tossed it up in the air and caught it again. --Then while everyone was trying to defend his teammate, the guy who REALLY had the ball ran to the other side of the goal and scored. Even the announcers didn't know what was going on. (--Search YouTube for "Maryland Lacrosse Hidden Ball Trick." The trick pass happens at :18, and he scores at :24.)

Three Revealing Things You Can Tell Just by Looking at Someone:

In 2009, psychologists at the University of California studied how rich people and non-rich people behave during conversations. --And they found that rich people are more likely to display "disengagement" behaviors, like fidgeting or doodling while the other person is talking. Meanwhile, people who aren't rich are more likely to smile, nod, and actively listen. --The theory the researchers came up with was, rich people are less dependent on others, so they're less invested in conversations. --And even when they showed video of the conversations to other people, the viewers were able to guess which one of the people had more money, based on how distracted they were. --Here are three other revealing things you can tell just by looking at someone.

#1.) You Can Tell Whether a Woman Is Interested in You or Not by Watching Her Feet. Women are really good at disguising their intentions. But apparently they're not as conscious about how they move their feet. --According to a study done at the University of Manchester, if she's NOT into you, she'll cross her legs or keep them tucked under her body. But if she's IS into you, she's more likely to sit with her feet slightly apart.

#2.) You Can Tell Whether Someone's Liberal or Conservative by Watching Their Eyes. Researchers have found that during a conversation, liberals are more likely to follow the other person's "eye cues" than conservatives are. --For example, if you're out at dinner with someone and your eyes dart over to look at something going on at another table, a liberal is more likely to notice you looking and ALSO look. --Someone who's conservative is more likely to keep looking straight at you, even if your eyes dart around the room.

#3.) You Can Tell How Well Someone Handles Alcohol by Their Eye Color. A study of thousands of Caucasian men four that guys with light eyes . . . like blue, green, or hazel . . . can handle booze better than guys with dark eyes. --And a study of 2,000 women showed the same thing. Scientists aren't sure why, but other studies have shown that people with dark eyes are also more sensitive to medications. And blue-eyed people are more likely to be alcoholics. (


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