Thursday, May 26, 2011

Olivia Wilde . . . Is Bradley Cooper Dating her?

BRADLEY COOPER and OLIVIA WILDE were apparently getting close at a party following the New York premiere of "The Hangover Part 2" Monday night. --Sources say they spent a lot of quality time together . . . quote, "They would touch each other to get a point across, and Wilde had her hand on Cooper's leg at one point." --It's not clear if they left the party together. Some say they did, some say they didn't. (--Bradley is 36 . . . Olivia is 27.)

Courtney Love is Looking for a Rich Boyfriend:

COURTNEY LOVE has made millions on top of millions on top of millions from KURT COBAIN'S estate. But apparently, she still needs a sugar daddy. --In an interview with an addiction / recovery website called, Courtney says, quote, "These days I'm only interested in plutocrats. Like really, really rich guys. I'm determined to land one sooner or later. --"The thing is, I think I can be a real asset to a wealthy man." --And while she claims to be clean, Courtney is also thinking about trying a hallucinogenic tea that makes everyone who drinks it see the same old black man. --She says, quote, "You couldn't pay me a billion dollars to take marijuana. I don't really like coke anymore. I'm scared of ecstasy. The one drug I'd like to try one day is Ayahuasca, which should be mandatory for everybody. --"It's apparently this crazy tea that gives you these intense hallucinations. Everyone who takes it sees a wise old black man who takes you on a wild journey. --"I'm not going to name names, but everyone who takes it sees the same black guy. I'm not kidding you. Everyone!" --Despite her professed desire to try a drug, Courtney says she's getting tired of being considered some kind of DRUG FREAK . . . or some kind of expert on the subject of getting high. --She says, quote, "Lindsay Lohan called me after she was arrested. I told Lindsay to just get it together and trust the judge. --"For some reason, Kim Stewart also called me when Paris Hilton got pulled over for her last DUI . . . I'm not even that friendly with these girls. What am I, a junkie Auntie Mame?" (--You can read the complete interview here.)

Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries are Engaged:

KIM KARDASHIAN and her boyfriend, New Jersey Nets forward KRIS HUMPHRIES, are ENGAGED. --It actually happened last Wednesday. Kim walked into her bedroom and found Kris down on one knee, with the words "Will You Marry Me?" spelled out in rose petals. --She said yes, and he slipped a $2 MILLION, 20.5-carat rock on her finger. It's a 16.5-carat emerald cut center stone flanked by two, 2-carat trapezoids. If you're a girl, you're jealous. If you're a STRAIGHT guy, you have no idea what I just said. (--And just to be catty, Kim's got PRINCE WILLIAM'S new wife, KATE MIDDLETON, beat by 2.5 carats. So WE WIN AGAIN, ENGLAND!!!) (--Kim shows off her ring on the cover of this week's "People". Check it out here.) (People) --Kim says, quote, "I didn't expect this at all. I was in such shock. I never thought it would happen at home, and I never thought now." --E! Online has no comment as to whether the reality TV cameras were there to record this moment for basic cable posterity . . . but a so-called "source" says they were. (--The new season of "Keeping Up with the Kardashians" premieres June 12th.) --Kim and Kris have been together six months. She's 30 . . . he's 26. --And if you'd like to see what Kim is locking down, Kris did some SHIRTLESS POSING for "GQ" magazine. Check out the photos here.) (GQ)

Kim Kardashian Stopped Some Music Producers from Using a Topless Photo of Her As an Album Cover:

Remember when KIM KARDASHIAN did that photo shoot for "W" magazine where she was NAKED and covered in nothing but silver paint? --Well, two music producers named Terrace Martin and Devi Dev tried to use one of those images for an album cover. But the picture they used is tinted purple, so you can't tell the body had silver paint on it. And Kim's head is cut off. --Well, somehow Kim found out about it and had her lawyers fire off a cease-and-desist letter. --Now, Martin and Dev say they had no idea the breasts in the photo were Kim's. So I guess they're claiming they came across the pic they used as-is, and not in its original form. --They've supposedly replaced it with a photo of another woman's bare breasts.

The Kardashian Sisters are Writing a Novel:

KIM, KOURTNEY and KHLOE KARDASHIAN are writing a novel, and you'll never believe what it's about. --Their publisher says it takes a look inside, quote, "the lives of three gorgeous celebrity sisters, their complicated relationships with Hollywood, each other, and the glamorous lives they lead in front of the cameras and behind the scenes." (--Dear Lord, here we go again. Although after SNOOKI wrote a book, can we really be shocked by this stuff anymore?) --Oh, here's the best part: They're asking their FANS to come up with the title. And if they pick YOUR suggestion, you get your name mentioned in the book. (--You can find all the details here.)
Nancy Kerrigan's Brother Was Found Not Guilty in the Death of Their Dad:

The brother of former Olympic figure skater NANCY KERRIGAN was found NOT GUILTY yesterday of manslaughter in the death of their father last year. --But Mark Kerrigan was convicted of assault and battery for engaging in the fight that preceded his father's death. He'll be sentenced today, and he could get up to two and a half years in prison. --46-year-old Mark and his 70-year-old father Daniel got into a physical altercation over his use of the telephone at the family home in Massachusetts back in January of 2010, during which Daniel suffered a fatal heart attack. --The coroner ruled Daniel's death a HOMICIDE. --But the Kerrigan family . . . including Nancy and her mom . . . always supported Mark, and claimed Daniel's death was caused by multiple illnesses he'd been battling. --After yesterday's verdict, Nancy said, quote, "My family has never believed that my brother had anything to do at all with my father's death, and my dad never would have wanted any of this." --Mark . . . who was drunk at the time of the fight . . . has a history of violence and mental illness.

The "Jerry Maguire" Kid, Jonathan Lipnicki, Has Filed for a Restraining Order Against an Ex-Girlfriend Who Wants to "Annihilate" Him:

Remember JONATHAN LIPNICKI . . . that adorable kid from "Jerry Maguire"? Well, he's 20 years old now and FEARING FOR HIS LIFE . . . because an ex-girlfriend wants to TAKE HIM OUT. --The would-be assassin is 20-year-old Amber Watson . . . who's listed as 5-foot-7 and 100 pounds. She's an actress . . . and they dated after meeting in an acting class. -Jonathan got a temporary restraining order against Amber after she allegedly attacked and threatened him earlier this month. --In his petition, Jonathan said that he was asleep in his bed when Amber came to pay him a visit . . . and his idiot roommate let her in. --Amber proceeded to pull off his sheets and try to pin him to the bed. He says, quote, "I had to move her off me physically . . . she threatened to ANNIHILATE me." --Amber has to stay at least 100 yards away from Jonathan . . . and his dog.

Katherine Jackson Wants Jaden and Willow Smith to "Mentor" Michael's Kids:

We have an explanation for why MICHAEL JACKSON'S kids were hanging out with WILL and JADA PINKETT SMITH'S kids the other day. --According to TMZ, KATHERINE JACKSON wants JADEN and WILLOW to mentor her grandchildren, because she feels that they're good role models and examples of young success in Hollywood. --The website says, quote, "Katherine wants Michael's kids to enjoy their childhood . . . and is actively encouraging them to become involved in all kinds of activities, including acting."

25 Things You Don't Know About Paris Hilton:

PARIS HILTON is the subject of "Us Weekly's" latest 25 Things You Don't Know About Me. Here are the highlights . . .

--I love scrapbooking and creating albums as gifts for my friends and family.
--I have naturally curly hair.
--I have pet rats.
--My most prized possessions are the dresses my grandmother left me.
--I've seen "There's Something About Mary" countless times.
--I own my own motorcycle team, and they just won their first race in France this week!
--I can play the violin.
--I speak French but want to learn more languages.
(--Check out the complete list here.)

John Edwards May Be Indicted for Using Campaign Funds to Cover Up His Affair and Illegitimate Child:

The government is said to be nearing a decision whether to indict former Democratic presidential candidate JOHN EDWARDS for allegedly using campaign contributions to hide his affair and illegitimate child with RIELLE HUNTER. --John's attorney jumped out in front of the story yesterday and denied his client broke campaign finance laws. He said, quote, "John Edwards has done wrong in his life . . . and he knows it better than anyone . . . but he did not break the law. --"The government's theory is wrong on the facts and wrong on the law. It is novel and untested. There is no civil or criminal precedent for such a prosecution."

Did Arnold Schwarzenegger Use Taxpayer-Funded Services to Cover Up His Sexual Indiscretions? says that the California Attorney General's Office is going to investigate whether ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER used taxpayer-funded services to cover up his sexual indiscretions while he was governor. --The main issue here appears to be a claim that Arnold used California Highway Patrol officers and vehicles to bring women in and out of his luxury suite at the Sacramento Hyatt Regency. --Meanwhile, two retired cops assigned to Arnold when he was governor have come out publicly to DENY ever seeing him do anything inappropriate. --Former Sergeant Mark Hammond was with Arnold constantly for seven years. --He says, quote, "I can say without a shadow of a doubt as a supervisor of his protective detail that at no time did I see Governor Schwarzenegger say or do anything that could be deemed inappropriate. --"As a supervisor, if anything had occurred, I would have been notified, even if it was technically off the record on his private time." --And Officer Manny Trevino says, quote, "I never witnessed the Governor acting in a less than honorable manner." (--One last note on Arnold: The website X17 Online says that 17-year-old Patrick Schwarzenegger is currently living by himself at the family's $23 million home. You can read more about that, and see pictures of the joint, here.)


Sequels to "The Hangover" and "Kung Fu Panda" Hit Theaters Today:

#1.) "The Hangover Part 2" (R)

This time Bradley Cooper and Zach Galifianakis head to Thailand, where Ed Helms is getting married. But when they wake up after the spiked toast, Zach's head is shaved, Ed's got a Mike Tyson-style face tattoo, and they've somehow lost the bride's little brother. --Ken Jeong shows up again, and Tyson does another cameo. He even recorded a cover of the 1984 Murray Head one-hit-wonder "One Night in Bangkok". (Trailer)

#2.) "Kung Fu Panda 2" (PG)

Gary Oldman is the new villain . . . a peacock who's figured out how to defeat kung fu, and wants to conquer all of China. The only thing standing in his way is Po, the chubby panda played by Jack Black. --He gets help from the Furious Five: Tigress, Monkey, Viper, Mantis, and Crane . . . a.k.a. Angelina Jolie, Jackie Chan, Lucy Liu, Seth Rogen, and David Cross. And Dustin Hoffman is back as their mentor Shifu. (Trailer)

#3.) "The Tree of Life" (PG-13) (Limited)

A kid grows up having to reconcile what he learns from his loving, nurturing mother, and his much-harsher dad . . . who tries to teach him that the world is tough, and that he has to be tougher. --Sean Penn plays the kid as an adult . . . and Brad Pitt is his dad in the flashback scenes. (--It's by Terrence Malick . . . the reclusive genius who's only made five flicks since 1973 . . . and it just won the Cannes Film Festival.) (Trailer)

(NC-17) If You Buy a Ticket to "The Hangover Part 2", Be Prepared to See Tons of Penis:

From the commercials I've seen, I expect the "Hangover Part 2" to offer more of the same stuff we saw in the original. But it also offers something more: TONS OF NAKED PENIS. --And this time it's not just KEN JEONG . . . a.k.a. Mr. Chow . . . who shows his goods. Don't get too excited: None of the other main characters flash their bits and pieces. But several other characters apparently do. --One talent manager who attended the premiere says, quote, "The amount of penises on screen is at a new level. It's pretty crazy." --In case you haven't noticed, the male member has been slowly snaking its way into mainstream, R-rated comedies for a few years now. --Two recent examples include "Borat" and "Forgetting Sarah Marshall" . . . which included TWO Full Monties from lead actor JASON SEGEL. (--You could probably also toss in "Superbad", for the HI-larious flashback in which the younger version of JONAH HILL'S character battles a compulsion to draw penises.) (--The "Hollywood Reporter" goes into a little more detail on all the man-meat you'll find in "The Hangover Part 2". You can read the article here. WARNING!!! It contains several SPOILERS.)
Disney Has Withdrawn Its Application to Trademark the Phrase "SEAL Team 6":

Just two days after SEAL Team 6 took out OSAMA BIN LADEN, Disney had the GALL to apply for a trademark on the phrase "SEAL Team 6". --They said they wanted to do a show about the unit. They took a lot of flak for it . . . but it took them THREE WEEKS to withdraw their application, which they finally did yesterday. --Despite no longer seeking the trademark, Disney is still reportedly interested in doing the show.

"3D Sex & Zen" Is Apparently NOT An Actual Porno Flick:

A while back, we heard about "3D Sex & Zen: Extreme Ecstasy". It's a Hong Kong-made flick that EVERYONE in the media described as the world's first 3D PORNO. Well, it sounds like everyone was WRONG. --The movie is apparently SOFTCORE . . . meaning it's a sex flick, but the sex ISN'T REAL. --As disappointing as that may be, the movie did recently pick up a U.S. distributor. And it's still a sex flick in 3D. So it's got that going for it. There's no word yet when it'll be released here.


Scotty McCreery Is Your New "American Idol":

--17-year-old country singer SCOTTY MCCREERY beat out 16-year-old country singer LAUREN ALAINA in the unofficial Year of the Country Singer on "American Idol". --RYAN SEACREST said that 122.4 million votes were cast, which is a record . . . and more than 750 million votes were cast throughout the season. (--Voting is free, but if "Idol" merely charged $1 per vote, the show could've purchased TWO Lockhead Martin F-22 Raptors, which are arguably the best combat planes in the world. Look how cool this thing is!) (???) --After the announcement, Scotty said, quote, "It's been a year since Lauren and I tried out. We've been together since Day One and we're going to stay together. Never in my wildest dreams . . . I've got to thank the Lord first, he got me here." (--Here's video of that . . . and here's video of Scotty celebrating afterwards.) --Even though she didn't win, Lauren did lose some weight. On Ryan Seacrest's radio show yesterday, Lauren said she lost 20 pounds and three dress sizes during the competition. --The finale included performances by a bunch of celebrities, including Carrie Underwood, Tom Jones, Jack Black, Beyoncé and Tony Bennett.

Cheryl Cole Is No Longer an "X Factor" Judge, Because Her Accent Was Too British for America?

"X Factor" has already lost a judge, but thankfully it isn't one of the two interesting ones. TMZ says British singer CHERYL COLE is out. (--She's judged the British "X Factor" alongside SIMON COWELL for the past three seasons.) --NICOLE SCHERZINGER will replace her at the judges' table. --Nicole was originally supposed to co-host with STEVE JONES. It's unclear if Steve will now be the sole host, or if someone else will be brought aboard. (--Something tells me BRIAN DUNKLEMAN is available.) --So what happened to Cheryl? --Supposedly, the producers were concerned that her accent was TOO British for Americans to understand. Yes, they could've just used subtitles . . . (???) . . . but there was another problem. --TMZ says there was a "lack of chemistry" between Cheryl and PAULA ABDUL . . . and it was much easier to send Cheryl back across the pond than it was to separate Simon and Paula . . . again. --No one connected with the show has confirmed or commented on this report.

Video of Oprah's Goodbye Monologue:

"The Oprah Winfrey Show" finished its incredible 25-year run yesterday, and as expected, it was a rather subdued affair . . . or at least, there wasn't an endless parade of celebrities streaming through the door. --Here's video of Oprah talking about knowing what makes you unique . . . and how to make a difference in your own life. --And here's video of Oprah's super-dramatic, well-written closing monologue, which was poetic enough to have been an outtake from OBAMA'S 2008 campaign. --By the way, put together a comprehensive list of Oprah's "Favorite Things" . . . dating back to 2002. -They tallied everything up, and get this: Every item on her list . . . multiplied by the 300 or so audience members who each got one . . . equals more than $23.8 MILLION worth of stuff she gave away. (--And remember, that's only the things featured on Oprah's yearly "Favorite Things" episodes. She gave away TONS more stuff outside of that.) (--Here's the link to the full breakdown.)

VH1 Is Bringing "Pop-Up Video" Back . . . Thanks to Twitter?

Remember VH1's '90s sensation "Pop-Up Video"? --Of course you do. It was the music video show where bubbles would pop up with various trivia "nuggets" and sarcastic remarks. It was all over VH1 from 1996 through 2002. (--Here's the pop-up video for R.E.M.'s "Losing My Religion".) --Well, it's coming back . . . in part, thanks to Twitter. --The show's co-creator . . . who seems unnecessarily bitter . . . explains, quote, "I have sat on the sidelines for the last decade and watched as everyone and their brother has ripped off 'Pop Up' in some way or another . . . --"With the internet coming out of nowhere and Twitter being hauntingly familiar and all of these devices that are using snarky, pithy text . . . they're [using social networking] to create their own pop-ups in a way." --VH1 has ordered 60 new episodes, which will start airing sometime this fall. --Only a few differences from the original show have been revealed: This time, they're taking on hip-hop videos, too. (--Those videos were "off limits" during the original run, because hip-hop was considered the, quote, "domain" of VH1's sister network, MTV.) --And they're planning to include some "user-generated content" . . . although it's unclear how that's going to work. (--Perhaps they could utilize Twitter?)

"Jersey Shore's" Ronnie and The Situation Have "Worked Out Their Issues":

"Jersey Shore" stars RONNIE and THE SITUATION allegedly engaged in FISTICUFFS in Italy on Monday night . . . but supposedly, they're "fine now." --"Multiple sources" tell TMZ that they had a long heart-to-heart after the fight and "worked out their issues." --There's still no official confirmation on the fight, but judging by the pictures . . . SOMETHING happened. The word is that Ronnie was all worked up after an argument with SAMMI, and started mouthing off to The Situation. --Then they began fighting . . . it was broken up . . . and Ronnie capped off the meathead-ery by punching the wall. (--Remind me again why they bothered to film this season in Italy? Does it even matter where these knuckleheads are?)

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

--"NBA Playoffs: Bulls vs. Heat" [Eastern Conference Finals Game 5] . . . 8:30 to 11:00 P.M. Eastern on TNT. (--The Chicago Bulls host the Miami Heat.)

--"So You Think You Can Dance" [8th Season Premiere Audition Show] . . . 8:00 to 10:00 P.M. on Fox. (--Auditions are held in Atlanta and the Bay Area with returning judges Mary Murphy, Nigel Lythgoe and Cat Deeley.)

--"Lady Gaga: Inside the Outside" . . . 9:00 to 10:00 P.M. on MTV. (--Lady Gaga is profiled.)

--"4th & Forever" [SERIES Premiere] . . . 9:00 to 10:00 P.M. on Current TV. (--Under the direction of Head Coach Raul Lara, the 2010 football season for Long Beach Polytechnic High School is chronicled.) (--Long Beach Polytechnic High School's football program has been touted by Sports Illustrated as the "Sports School of the Century", boasting the largest roster of high school players who have gone on to play for the NFL.)

--"Randy Jackson Presents: America's Best Dance Crew" . . . 10:00 to 11:00 P.M. on MTV. (--Kanye West delivers dance challenges to the three remaining dance crews.)

--"Secret Diary of A Call Girl" [SERIES Finale] . . . 10:30 to 11:00 P.M. on Showtime.

--"Gigolos" [1st Season Finale] . . . 11:00 to 11:30 P.M. on Showtime.

Lady Gaga's "Born This Way" Is Expected to Sell 800,000 Copies in Its First Week:

LADY GAGA'S "Born This Way" is expected to sell between 800,000 and 850,000 copies in its first week . . . according to early estimates. The sales week runs through Sunday, and the official number won't be announced until next Wednesday. --But the numbers could be better than that. Some people say it's possible that it could hit the ONE MILLION mark, which would make it only the third album in the past three years to pull that off. (--The other two were TAYLOR SWIFT'S "Speak Now", which did it in October of last year . . . and LIL WAYNE'S "Tha Carter 3", which did it in June of 2008.) --Still, 800,000 would be a big number these days . . . and even that isn't happening without a little help. offered "Born This Way" for 99 cents on Monday, and Best Buy is giving it away with the purchase of a new smart phone. (--"Billboard" will count Amazon's sales in its overall tally, but they're NOT including Best Buy's promotion . . . since they're not actually SELLING it.)

Lady Gaga Is Close to Signing a $10 Million Deal to Sell Laptops:

Apparently, LADY GAGA and her "ART" are cool with taking a boatload of money to hawk laptops. reports that Gaga is close to signing a $10 million deal to be the "face" of a new line of Google Chrome laptops. --The laptops hit stores on June 15th. Lady Gaga's people haven't commented.

Lady Gaga "Feels Dead" When She's Not Onstage, and She Was Born That Way, Naturally:

LADY GAGA is on the cover of the new issue of "Rolling Stone". In the corresponding interview, she talks more about how she was "born" . . . compares the music industry to "Rocky 4" . . . and explains how her fans make up 50% of her.
--Here's a rundown . . .
--On Being Born to Perform: Quote, "When I am not onstage I feel dead . . . I don't feel alive unless I'm performing, and that's just the way I was born."
--On How the Music Industry Is Like "Rocky 4": "My favorite part [of 'Rocky 4'] is when Apollo's ex-trainer says to Rocky, 'He is not a machine. He's a man. Cut him, and once he feels his own blood, he will fear you.' --"I know it sounds crazy, but I was thinking about the machine of the music industry. I started to think about how I have to make the music industry bleed to remind it that it's human, it's not a machine." (--Lady Gaga has previously talked about how much she loves the "Rocky" movies . . . and how she always wanted to be Adrian.)
--On the Bizarre Way She Looks at Her Relationship with Fans: "We have this umbilical cord that I don't want to cut, ever. I don't feel that they suck me dry. --"It would be so mean to say, 'For the next month, I'm going to cut myself off from my fans so I can be a person.' What does that mean? They are part of my person, they are so much of my person. They're at least 50%, if not more."
--On the Critics Who Say Her Outrageousness Is a Ploy for Attention: "I have attention. Is it that [people] believe that I am attention-seeking or shock for shock's sake, or is it just that it's been a long time since someone has embraced the art form the way that I have?
--"Perhaps it's been a couple of decades since there's been an artist that's been as vocal about culture, religion, human rights, politics. I'm so passionate about what I do, every bass line, every EQ. (--That's a recording term for sound balancing.) --"Why is it that you don't want more from the artist, why is it that you expect so little, so when I give and give, you assume it's narcissistic?" (--She's right . . .) (--Before Lady Gaga came along, there was a long line of superficial, interchangeable pop artists. And she does display the kind of commitment to the art form that was everywhere in the '60s and '70s. But talent-wise . . . that's still up for debate.) (--The issue comes out tomorrow. You can find some pictures from it, here.)

Will.I.Am of the Black Eyed Peas Has Another Solo Album in the Works:

If there's anyone who just CAN'T GET ENOUGH of WILL.I.AM . . . anyone at all . . . this should be very exciting news: Will.I.Am has another solo album in the works. --That's according to FERGIE . . . the bladder-challenged member of the BLACK EYED PEAS, not the life-challenged former member of the British Royal Family. --She says, quote, "I believe Will is coming out with a solo album. I've heard it. It's called 'Black Einstein' and it's amazing. I've been waiting for him to come out with this for so long because I want it. He won't give it to me. I want it for the gym. --"He's so amazing . . . just such a genius lyricist . . . and I'm really excited for his project." (--Will.I.Am's last solo album "Songs About Girls" came out in 2007.)

Music-Related Pictures: Justin Bieber's Bling and Usher's Open Fly:

#1.) Contrary to any rational explanation, a $25,000 "Family Guy" necklace exists. JUSTIN BIEBER has it . . . and he helped "design" it. It's features Stewie, and is packed with 12 carats of rubies and diamonds. (--Here's a picture.) (TMZ)

#2.) Sometimes USHER forgets to check his zipper before stepping onstage. When that happens, he looks like this. (TMZ)

Adele Just Notched Her Ninth Week On Top of the "Billboard" Chart . . . But the Streak Will End Next Week:

ADELE sold another 137,000 copies of "21" and easily took the top spot on this week's "Billboard" chart. It's her ninth, non-consecutive week at #1. Adele had a good run, but her streak will end next week when LADY GAGA'S "Born This Way" debuts to an expected 800,000-plus in album sales. --This week's highest debut comes from the rock band SEETHER. Their new album sold 61,000 copies in 2nd place. Here's the rest of the Top 10 . . .

1.) "21", Adele (137,000 copies)

2.) (NEW) "Holding Onto to Strings Better Left to Fray", Seether (61,000 copies)

3.) "Now That's What I Call Music! Volume 38" (50,000 copies)

Showbiz Extras . . . Random Links to Additional Stories:

The "National Enquirer" says that SARAH PALIN is upset with her daughter BRISTOL for shacking up with her "Dancing with the Stars" co-star KYLE MASSEY to do a reality show. She thinks it makes Bristol look like she's, quote, "going so quickly from man to man." (--Even though there's no concrete evidence that Bristol and Kyle are actually dating.) (Full Story)

Check out a new trailer for "The Smurfs" here.

"Shark Night 3D" hits theaters in September. It looks kind of like "Piranha 3D", but with sharks . . . which isn't necessarily a bad thing. (--Check out the trailer here.)

ICE-T is sad that CHRISTOPHER MELONI is leaving "Law & Order: SVU" . . . but he'll be happy if JENNIFER LOVE HEWITT joins the cast because, quote, "I think she's a great actress." (Full Story)

If you're one of the four or five people who were still listening to SILVERCHAIR, your time just ran out. They broke up. Or, as they call it, INDEFINITE HIBERNATION. (Full Story)

Only Half of Guys Say They Hold It Against Politicians Who Cheat On Their Wives:

At this point, it's more surprising to find out that politicians HAVEN'T cheated on their wives. So I think people are realizing that if we base our voting on adultery, pretty soon there's not going to be anyone to vote for. --The social networking and dating website Zoosk just put out the results of a 12,500-person survey about cheating. And they found that people really don't hold cheating against politicians as much as you'd think. --Only 57% of women say that it would influence their vote if they found out a politician cheated. Only 50% of men say it would influence them. --And those numbers are actually HIGH compared to the rest of the world. In France, only 20% of people care if their politicians have affairs. It's 22% in Denmark, 30% in Italy, 32% in Germany, and 44% in the U.K. and Australia.--The survey also found that in couples where people have a "free pass" to hook up with one celebrity, only 20% would actually follow through with it. --The U.S., U.K., Australia, Sweden, Germany, and Denmark all ranked TIGER WOODS as the worst cheating offender. France and Italy went with the prime minister of Italy, SILVIO BERLUSCONI, with Tiger coming in second. --Only 7% of Americans say they prefer an open relationship to a monogamous one. --31% of Americans say they could forgive someone for cheating on them. 69% say they couldn't. But 55% believe that a cheater is capable of changing and entering into a monogamous relationship. (PR Newswire)

Women Are More Attractive When They Have a Sarcastic or Juvenile Sense of Humor:

Supposedly the first thing single people look for in another person is a sense of humor. So apparently hot girls and rich guys are much funnier than the rest of us. --Anyway, eHarmony ran a major survey to figure out what styles of humor are most attractive to the opposite sex. And it's pretty simple: Men are better off with dry, sarcastic senses of humor . . . and women are better off making fart jokes. --The study found that men are 7% more attractive when they're sarcastic . . . 16% more attractive when they're dry . . . and 6% more attractive when they're ironic. --For women, JUVENILE humor added 7% attractiveness . . . sarcasm added 14% . . . geekiness added 5% . . . and being dirty and raw added 4%. --Now, as for what kinds of jokes make people UNATTRACTIVE . . . --For men, dark humor makes you 14% less attractive . . . being dirty and raw knocks you down 9% . . . and practical jokes also knock you down 9%. --For women, POLITICAL humor makes you 12% less attractive . . . practical jokes make you 9% less . . . and being ironic knocks you down 4%. (eHarmony)

This Year, Just as Many Americans Are Overeating, Smoking, and Not Wearing Seatbelts as Last Year:

Well, at least we're not getting LESS healthy, right? --Harris Interactive just released the results of its annual poll on Americans' unhealthy habits . . . and there haven't been any significant changes from 2010. --18% of American adults smoke, compared to 17% to 20% between 2008 and 2010. But that IS down from the 23% to 25% rate a decade ago. --63% of adults are overweight and 28% are obese, at least according to the flawed Body Mass Index system which just looks at weight and height and not muscle mass or body fat percentage. Those numbers are basically identical to 2010. --9% of adults skip wearing a seatbelt in the car, exactly the same as the past two years. --So . . . even though there hasn't been any year-to-year change lately, if you compare us to Americans who took this survey in 1983, which was its first year . . . this country is a completely different place. --Twenty-eight years ago, 30% of adults smoked, versus 18% today. 81% skipped wearing seatbelts, versus 9% today. And yeah, only 15% were obese, versus 28% today, but whatever. Food tastes better now. (Harris Interactive)

What Do Rich People Do Online? Check Their Bank Accounts and Watch Porno:

A new survey from the Affluence Collaborative asked people who earn more than $500,000-a-year what they do online. And the answer is just perfect: Mostly, they check their bank accounts . . . and watch porno. --86% of the people surveyed use the Internet for online banking, which is pretty similar to the rest of the population. --38% admitted they visit adult websites . . . which is MUCH HIGHER than the rest of us poor people. Only 23% of us admit to watching online porno.--The wealthy are also more likely to visit news sites and make online restaurant reservations than the general population. --The one thing we do that rich people don't do? Waste time. Rich people were far less likely than the general population to say they, quote, "casually surf the web and pass time." (Wall Street Journal)

First There Was the Ferrari Hatchback . . . Now Lamborghini Is Following With Their Own "Everyday Car":

Last week, Ferrari started selling a HATCHBACK designed for day-to-day, family use. And we were horrified at the thought of someone buying a Ferrari so their kids could spill Cheerios in the backseat.--And now we're even MORE horrified . . . 'cause this is getting dangerously close to becoming a trend. --Lamborghini just announced that they're ALSO adding a, quote, "everyday car" to their line. --Like many companies, the recession has hit Lamborghini hard . . . they're down from about 35,000 sales in 2007 to about 26,000 last year . . . so they're starting to look into new ways to get more customers. --Right now they only sell two models . . . the Gallardo and the Aventador . . . and they're both sports cars that every single man in the world would kill for. This family car would be their third model. --The new Lamborghini will take at least four years for them to manufacture before it hits the road. There aren't any more details, and there's no info on price. Right now a Gallardo starts at $250,000 and the new Aventador starts at $440,000. (Reuters)

Americans Didn't Use $67 Billion of Vacation Time Last Year:

I'm not sure how countries can call Americans LAZY with stats like this. Not only do we receive less vacation time than the workers in every other country . . . we're not even using the time off we DO get. --According to a survey by Expedia, in 2010, the average American got 18 vacation days . . . but only used 14 of them. --In comparison, the French got an average of 37 and took 35, and the British got 28 and took 25. --Added up, American workers left 448 MILLION unused vacation days on the table. Based on the average full-time salary of just over $39,000, that means Americans wasted $67.5 BILLION worth of vacation time in 2010. --BUT . . . a lot of people feel like they kind of HAVE to skip vacation days. People are clinging to their jobs and trying to show they bring value to the company . . . and sometimes that means showing up every single day. --72% of the people surveyed also say that when they do take a vacation day, they check in with the office at some point. (CNN)

Idiot of the Day: A Magazine Writer Compares Airplane Travel to Slave Ships:

This is one of those things where you think, "This MUST be a joke, right?" And then it turns out it's not. And then you wonder how someone could ever, in a billion years, think THIS was a good idea. --Steven Heller is a graphic design expert and magazine writer. Yesterday, the website published an article by Heller where he compared modern airline travel to . . . SLAVE SHIPS. --He put up images of the layout of a modern commercial airplane next to blueprints from ships that brought slaves from Africa over to the Americas. --Quote, "I don't want to trivialize the inhumane horrors that African slaves endured . . . but after a recent airplane trip, sitting tightly next to my neighbor in steerage seats, I feel the discomfort and pain . . . has certain curious similarities. -"Ever notice how similar the seating plans of airplanes resemble the more horrific layout (yet efficient design) of those slave ships? Could airplane designers be unconsciously influenced by them?" --As you'd expect, the comments section under the article EXPLODED with people outraged by the comparison. Basically, no matter how similar they might kind of look . . . it's just not AT ALL appropriate. --Heller apologized a few hours later, but, as of right now, the article is still up on PrintMag's website. (PrintMag) (--Here's one of his images comparing a plane to a slave ship.)

A Man Turns Into a Human Balloon When He Falls Butt First Onto a Compressed Air Hose:

This sounds straight out of a cartoon . . . incredibly painful . . . and something I would've literally paid $50,000 to witness. -48-year-old Steven McCormack is a truck driver in Wellington, New Zealand. On Saturday, he was standing next to his truck . . . slipped and fell . . . broke the hose off a compressed air tank that powered his brakes . . . and landed on the nozzle. --And by "landed on the nozzle," we mean . . . the nozzle PIERCED HIS LEFT BUTTOCK. --Suddenly an extremely powerful stream of air rushed up into his body at 100 pounds per square inch. He says, quote, "I was blowing up like a football . . . I had no choice but just to lay there, blowing up like a balloon." --Some other truckers heard him screaming . . . ran over . . . and rather than reach down and pull out the hose, they turned a safety valve to stop the air flow. --Steven was rushed to the hospital. The air hadn't just inflated him and left him swollen . . . it had actually separated fat from muscle inside his body. --He's going to recover, but says his skin, quote, "feels like a pork roast, crackling on the outside but soft underneath." (Houston Chronicle)

The Four Most Dangerous Cities for Pedestrians Are All in Florida:

I'm not sure why the people of Florida are so focused on running over pedestrians. But this can't be a coincidence, right? --According to an annual report on pedestrian safety in the U.S., the top four most dangerous cities are all in Florida. Orlando is number one, Tampa is number two, Jacksonville is number three, and Miami is number four. --The rest of the top 10 most dangerous are: Riverside, California . . . Las Vegas . . . Memphis . . . Phoenix . . . Houston . . . and Dallas. --In general, the most dangerous cities are ones that are large and sprawling . . . and have a lot of high-speed streets. --Boston, Cleveland, New York, Pittsburgh, and Minneapolis ranked as the five safest. --In the past decade, more than 47,000 pedestrians were killed in the U.S. To put that in perspective, one airplane full of passengers would have to crash every single month to equal that total. (Transportation For America) (--Here are the full rankings for the 52 largest cities in the U.S.)

Just One Speeding Ticket Can Make Your Insurance Skyrocket:

After you hear this, you're probably going to want to stop speeding for a while. Either that, or you're going to try a LOT harder to seduce the next cop who pulls you over. --According to a new analysis of more than 32,000 car insurance policies by, even ONE speeding ticket or other significant moving violation makes your premiums go INSANE. --One speeding ticket leads to an 18% increase on average. Two lead to an average increase of 34%. And if you get three moving violations, your insurance will go up an average of 53%. (Yahoo Finance)


A Male Dentist and an 85-Year-Old Female Patient Get Into a Brawl Over her Dentures:

Maybe when I'm 85 I'll finally have the "eff it" attitude that this woman has . . . and I'LL also be able to fight my dentist when he treats me wrong. --On Tuesday, 85-year-old Virginia Graham of Deltona, Florida was at an appointment with her dentist, 57-year-old Michael Hammonds. He was adjusting her dentures . . . and causing her a LOT of pain. --Finally she couldn't take it anymore so she pulled out her dentures and THREW THEM at the dentist. Then she demanded a refund. --He refused, so she grabbed to get the dentures back. He wouldn't give them back. She bit . . . or, I guess, gummed . . . his fingers to try to get them back. --And then things turned into an ALL-OUT BRAWL. And when Virginia tried to get away, Michael physically kept her from leaving the office. She even tried climbing onto the receptionist's desk and out the window. --When the cops got there, Virginia had blood on her arms and shirt. --Michael was arrested and charged with false imprisonment, battery, and assault on a person over 65. (The Smoking Gun)

A Woman Tries to Stab Her Boyfriend Because She's Jealous of How Much Time He's Spending With . . . A Sick Baby Cow:

This is the kind of PSYCHOTIC JEALOUSY that keeps the "women are crazy" stereotype alive and well. --34-year-old Christina Cantu lives with her boyfriend, Fernando Rodriguez, in Greeley, Colorado. --A few weeks ago, Fernando was taking care of a SICK BABY COW. He was trying to nurse it back to health. And Christina's response was . . . jealousy, because he was spending time with the sick calf and not her. --So that night, when Fernando came home, Christina confronted him . . . with an EIGHT-INCH KITCHEN KNIFE. --They argued, he told her that clearly things between them were not working out . . . and she responded by trying to STAB HIM. He managed to dodge the knife and lock himself in the bathroom. --She tried to kick in the door . . . and even stabbed the DOOR a few times . . . but then eventually gave up when the knife broke. --Christina was arrested and charged with felony menacing and misdemeanor criminal mischief. --There's no word on how the calf is doing. (Greeley Tribune)

High school egging gone wrong: A bunch of teenagers in California hit a house with eggs and paintballs Sunday night . . . but a 16-year-old girl fell out of the getaway pick-up truck, got run over by another teen, and dragged 100 feet. She's in serious condition, with a BAD case of road rash. (Full Story)

A new survey found that younger employees . . . despite being free from the biggest responsibilities at work . . . are more concerned about stress levels, long hours, personal health, and work-life balance than their older co-workers. (Full Story)

Please don't eat this: Want a sandwich but wish there was a convenient way to carry it? Try the new 'Candwich' . . . sandwich in a can. Really. (Full Story)

A 19-year-old Brit fell 90 feet off his seventh-floor hotel room balcony in Spain . . . landed on a poolside lounge chair . . . broke his arm and his ankle . . . but lived. Authorities think he was trying to jump from his room, into the pool. (Full Story)

A woman in Canada responded to an online job ad . . . was sexually assaulted at the end of her interview . . . got the job . . . went back for her first day of training . . . was sexually assaulted again . . . and finally called the cops. (Full Story)

Two men tried to steal a woman's purse in North Carolina, not realizing that she had 15 relatives within shouting distance. They ended up severely beaten, shot, and stabbed in the street. (Full Story)


#1.) Check Out Some Hilarious Outtakes From "Bridesmaids": has a montage of some awesome outtakes from the movie "Bridesmaids". The best part is the beginning, when JON HAMM lists crazy sexual positions while he's in the sack with KRISTEN WIIG. (--Search for "Bridesmaids Outtakes." WARNING: This video includes strong sexual content, the F-word, the S-word, and a lot of other profanity.)

#2.) Footage of a Tornado Ripping into an 18-Wheeler:

A news chopper in Oklahoma got amazing footage of a tornado passing directly over an 18-wheeler, knocking it on its side, and ripping it to shreds. The driver was in the truck at the time, and survived with just a broken arm. --The whole thing was broadcast live on the local news . . . and the guy's dad was watching, and recognized the truck. (--Search the ABC News website for "Tornado Tears Through Truck.")

#3.) The Website Has Inspired a Catchy New Song:

You're probably heard of the website PeopleOfWalmart, where people post pictures of the freaks they encounter at America's biggest retail store. But now the pictures have inspired a catchy song, aptly titled the "People of Walmart Song". (--Search for "People of Walmart Song.") (--WARNING: This video includes mild profanity, including the words "boobs" and the phrase "took a poo.")
#4.) Check Out Helmet Cam Footage of a Firefight Between U.S. Troops and the Taliban:

If you're into the "Modern Warfare" video games, get ready for the real thing. There's a new video on the "New York Times" website you've gotta check out: It's helmet cam footage of U.S. troops fighting the Taliban in Afghanistan this past December. --Video games are pretty realistic these days, but they're still not as intense as the real thing. You never get to see the enemy, but the Company fights off a couple dozen insurgents during two ambushes over six hours. Luckily there were no casualties. (--Search the New York Times website for "A Year at War." The bullets start flying about a minute in.) (--WARNING: This video includes several F-bombs.)

Four Things You Didn't Know You Could Cook on the Grill:

For a lot of people, Memorial Day is the first day of the year they fire up the grill. And obviously, hot dogs and hamburgers are the staple at most barbecues. --But if you want something a little different this Monday, here are four things you didn't know you could cook on the grill.

#1.) Lettuce. Before you make a salad, throw a couple heads of romaine lettuce on the grill for a few minutes. It'll stay crisp but give the salad a smoky taste. Add grilled chicken to the salad to make it more of an entrée.

#2.) Breakfast. If you're having an EARLY barbecue, try cooking French toast and breakfast sausage on the grill. It'll be different than usual, but still delicious.

#3.) Green Beans. Maybe you've cooked things like asparagus and corn-on-the-cob on the grill. But it's great for green beans too. Just make sure you have a pan, or a flat surface to put them on so they don't fall through the grate. --If you don't snap the ends off before you cook them, they work as a finger-food you can use with dip.

#4.) Clams. If you put them in a pan over the fire, they'll open right up. Then grill some lemons, add some garlic, and you're good to go. --You can check out recipes for all four at (


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