Friday, June 17, 2011


And Now, In Honor of Summer . . . A Photo Gallery of Beach Bodies We Never Wanted to See:

The "New York Daily News" has put together a photo gallery of Beach Bodies We Never Wanted to See. --You may not agree with all of them. --But there are some that are probably going to be unanimous . . . such as:

--Newt Gingrich


--Jack Nicholson

--Courtney Love

--Donatella Versace

--Mickey Rourke

--Tara Reid

--Will Ferrell

--Russell Simmons

(--There are 40 in all. You can suffer through the gallery here.)

Hugh Hefner Has Put a "Runaway Bride" Sticker on Crystal Harris' "Playboy" Cover:

HUGH HEFNER is getting a measure of revenge against CRYSTAL HARRIS for dumping him less than a week before their wedding. --She's still on the cover of the July "Playboy" . . . but the issue will now come with a sticker that reads, "Runaway bride in this issue!" (--Here's a picture.) (People) --Hef Tweeted, quote, "Recent events call for a special sticker on the July cover. Look for it on newsstands." --In another Tweet, he kind of refuted Crystal's claim that the breakup was mutual and he's relieved not to be getting married. --He said, quote, "I didn't see any of this coming, but I'm glad things went wrong before the marriage instead of after. Live & learn."

Paris Hilton and Cy Waits Are "Reevaluating" Their Relationship:

PARIS HILTON and her boyfriend Cy Waits have hit a rough patch . . . and it appears to have to do mainly with him not being able to handle her fame. --They're still together, but they're "reevaluating" the relationship. --A source says, quote, "Paris loves and respects Cy very much. He has been through a lot with her. (--Like her cocaine arrest in Vegas last summer.) --"But sometimes it's hard on the relationship because he's not used to this lifestyle, the media and being on a show." --Cy is having a particularly hard time being part of Paris' Oxygen series "The World According to Paris". He had no idea the cameras would be so invasive. --Adding to his frustration is the fact that he's got a young daughter. The source says, quote, "He's very protective about keeping her out of the media and wanting her to lead a normal life." --But Cy tells the "New York Post" everything is fine . . . quote, "We're great. I love her more than ever." (--No word from Paris' rep.)

Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth are Back Together:

MILEY CYRUS is back with ex-boyfriend LIAM HEMSWORTH. That's according to Miley's big brother TRACE. --Trace also says Miley recorded a song for his next album . . . quote, "It's called 'Shot in the Dark'. It will be out soon. It will be a single for sure!"
Does Suri Cruise Have a $100,000 Treehouse with Electricity and Shag Carpeting?

I suspect most of the stories about how spoiled SURI CRUISE is are complete B.S., but for some reason the media . . . including us . . . bites every time. Here's the latest . . . --We recently heard that Suri has a $150,000 shoe collection. Now, "In Touch" says TOM CRUISE and KATIE HOLMES bought their daughter a $100,000, fully-loaded treehouse. --Technically, it's not a treehouse, because it's not in a tree. It's on stilts. But it's got electricity, running water and shag carpeting. --There are also security cameras and a battery of nannies who cater to Suri during playtime. Instead of a rope ladder, you get into the house by climbing a spiral staircase. --Tom's rep denies the story.

Keanu Reeves Is Going to Write a Book of Haiku Poems:

You may not have known this, but KEANU REEVES released a book back in April. It's called "Ode to Happiness". It's an ADULT PICTURE BOOK, and he wrote the text, while some chick named Alexandra Grant did the artwork. --It's funny . . . or at least it's supposed to be. It's described by the publisher as, quote, "both a meditation and a gentle tease about how we cope with life's sorrows." --It includes photos with text such as, quote, "I draw a hot sorrow bath in my despair room" and "I wash my hair with regret shampoo after cleaning myself with pain soap." --Well, Keanu is already planning his next book. He says, quote, "I'm considering another idea I call Haikus of Hope. Basically like, 'I want to kill myself' and go from there. --"I'm gonna get deep into haiku, because often times people construe that in English it's five-seven-five syllables, but that doesn't have to hold true, so I want to play with the traditional Basho form. I like that: Haikus of Hope."

Emma Roberts Says Nepotism Had Nothing to Do With Her Stardom:

EMMA ROBERTS is the daughter of ERIC ROBERTS and the niece of JULIA ROBERTS. She's also a famous and successful actress. But she swears there's no connection between the two. --In an interview with, she says, quote, "A lot of people think that, and they talk about nepotism which I think is so ridiculous considering it's obviously not true; because I've auditioned for so many things and never gotten the part. --"Also it's like, you know, maybe someone can get you one part, but they can't really get you ten parts."

Emma Roberts Has Learned to Love Her Thick Eyebrows:

(Elsewhere in the PopEater interview) EMMA ROBERTS talks about learning to love . . . and wax . . . her thick eyebrows. --She says, quote, "I had a total unibrow. Literally I had a total Frida Kahlo unibrow. When I was younger I got made fun of. --"I think I was 12, I was on a TV show and afterwards kids in school were like, 'You have a unibrow,' and I remember I was so embarrassed. It's funny because now I love thick eyebrows. --"I think they're so beautiful, not a unibrow. Now I just make sure to wax in the middle."

Dirk Nowitzki Can't Sing:

Dallas Mavericks forward DIRK NOWITZKI can't sing. The sooner he accepts that fact, the better for all of us. --Ever since winning the NBA Title last Sunday night, Dirk and his teammates have been drunkenly singing "We Are the Champions" every chance they get. --But yesterday, at the big celebratory parade in Dallas, Dirk actually got on a microphone and LED the festivities. He did NOT do a very good job. (--Here's video. The actual singing doesn't start until the 0:50 mark.) (--Here are two other videos of the TEAM singing together. The first is from the locker room after Sunday night's victory. The second is from a bar in Dallas on Monday night.) (--To be fair, Dirk Nowitzki is GERMAN . . . which means that one of his boyhood singing idols was DAVID HASSELHOFF.) (--This is true. Dirk has spoken in the past about singing The Hoff's CLASSIC track "Looking for Freedom" to calm himself down at the free throw line . . . because it was a big hit in Germany when he was a kid.) (--So if he's not the best singer, well . . . role models.)

Trailer-Rama #1 - "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2":

A new trailer for "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2" hit the web yesterday. This movie looks WAY more action-packed than "Part 1". (--"Part 2" comes out in less than a month . . . on July 15th. Here's the trailer.)

Trailer-Rama #2 - Brad Pitt's "Moneyball":

BRAD PITT and JONAH HILL hit theaters September 23rd in "Moneyball". It's based on the true story of Billy Beane . . . an ex-baseball player who helped transform the lowly Oakland A's into a playoff contender. (--Check out the trailer here.)

Is Dave Chappelle Planning a New Show . . . for Netflix?

An online newspaper called "The Daily" claims DAVE CHAPPELLE is planning a comeback. Supposedly, he's working on material for a new show . . . but unlike "Chappelle's Show", it won't air on TV. --Instead, a so-called "source" says, quote, "It's for Netflix or Crackle or some other subscription service." Presumably, that could also include Hulu. "The Daily" admits that no deal is done yet. --Dave's rep says all this is, quote, "absolutely untrue." That being said, Dave reportedly talked about making some sort of comeback during a stand-up show in San Francisco last month . . . so we'll see. (--Back in 2005, Dave famously walked out on Comedy Central during the third season of his show . . . despite just signing a huge $50 million contract.)

Rob Zombie Filmed a Commercial for . . . Woolite?

Here's something that we didn't see coming, but that actually ends up making complete sense: --ROB ZOMBIE has filmed a commercial . . . for Woolite laundry detergent. --Now, this isn't a typical Woolite commercial. It's titled "Torturer," and the slogan is: "Don't let detergents torture your clothes. Save them with Woolite." It has the vibe of a horror movie, which is pretty sweet since it's an ad for detergent. --Rob recently said, quote, "It's a very bizarre TV commercial for a product like this. Honestly, I was shocked when they called me to do it." (--In other words, Rob Zombie didn't really "sell out" to do this . . . that is assuming you think Rob Zombie has credibility that hasn't already been compromised.) --The commercial premiered yesterday on Woolite's Facebook page. (--You can watch the official version there . . . but you have to "like" Woolite's page first. This is obviously a ploy . . . not that I blame them. Not many normal people would "like" Woolite on Facebook just for the heck of it.)


Friday TV Reminders:

--"The Singing Bee" [4th Season Finale] . . . 8:00 to 9:00 P.M. on CMT. (--The Dallas Cowboy Cheerleaders compete.)

--"Swamp Loggers" [4th Season Premiere] . . . 10:00 to 11:00 P.M. on Discovery.

--"The Whitest Kids U'Know" [SERIES Finale] . . . 10:30 to 11:00 P.M. on IFC.

Saturday TV Reminders:

--"Cops" [23rd Season Finale] . . . 8:00 to 8:30 P.M. on Fox.

--"America's Most Wanted" [24th Season Finale] . . . 9:00 to 10:00 P.M. on Fox.

--"Austin City Limits" . . . 9:00 to 10:00 P.M. on PBS. (--Carolyn Wonderland and Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings perform.) (REPEAT)

--"Celebrity Ghost Stories" [3rd Season Premiere] . . . 9:00 to 10:00 P.M. on Bio. (--Regis Philbin, Harry Hamlin, Ana Gasteyer and Jaime King share ghost stories.)

--"Celebrity Close Calls" [SERIES Premiere] . . . 10:00 to 11:00 P.M. on Bio. (--Ice-T, Cheryl Tiegs, Ed Begley Jr. and Yancy Butler share near death experiences.)

--"Saturday Night Live" . . . 11:30 P.M. to 1:00 A.M. on NBC. (--Jim Carrey guest hosts and The Black Keys are the musical guest.) (REPEAT)

Sunday TV Reminders:

--"U.S. Open Golf" [Final Round Play] . . . 1:30 to 7:30 P.M. ET on NBC.

--"The 38th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards" . . . 8:00 to 10:00 P.M. on CBS. (--Wayne Brady is your host. And game show hosts Pat Sajak and Alex Trebek are honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award.) (--Here are the nominees.)

--"Game of Thrones" [1st Season Finale] . . . 9:00 to 10:00 P.M. on HBO.

--"Falling Skies" [SERIES Premiere] . . . 9:00 to 11:00 P.M. on TNT. (--An alien invasion show that stars Noah Wyle and was produced by Steven Spielberg.)

--"2011 Miss USA Pageant" . . . 9:00 to 11:00 P.M. on NBC. (--Kelly Osbourne does color commentary. Andy Cohen and Giuliana Rancic are your hosts.) (Contestants)

--"So Random!" . . . 9:00 to 9:30 P.M. on Disney Channel. (--Selena Gomez & The Scene guest star as themselves and perform "Who Says".)

--"AFI Life Achievement Award" . . . 9:00 to 10:30 P.M. on TV Land. (--Morgan Freeman is honored. Clint Eastwood and Denzel Washington are his guests.)

--"Drop Dead Diva" [3rd Season Premiere] . . . 9:00 to 10:00 P.M. on Lifetime. (--LeAnn Rimes, Wendy Williams and Paula Abdul are guest stars.)

--"Ryan & Tatum: The O'Neals" [SERIES Premiere] . . . 10:00 to 11:00 P.M. on OWN. (--Ryan and Tatum O'Neal repair their relationship after a 25-year estrangement.)

--"The Glee Project" . . . 9:00 to 10:00 P.M. on Oxygen. (--The contestants are tested on their acting, and perform Twisted Sister's "We're Not Gonna Take It".)

--"Audrina" [1st Season Finale] . . . 9:00 to 9:30 P.M. on VH1.

--"The Killing" [1st Season Finale] . . . 10:00 to 11:00 P.M. on AMC.

The World's Highest-Paid Musicians: has put out its annual list of The World's Highest-Paid Musicians . . . and not surprisingly, U2 came out on top. Again. --From May of last year to last month, U2 raked in $195 million, which is up from the $130 million that they pulled down the year before, when they were also ranked #1. --BON JOVI came in second with $125 million. (--That should appease JON BON JOVI, who was reportedly "furious" that he didn't make last year's list . . . even though these lists aren't subjective, and are based on actual income estimates.) --Forbes calculates their numbers by compiling pre-tax profits on stuff like concert dates, merchandise sales, licensing fees, music sales, and publishing royalties . . . but almost everyone on the list made the bulk of their money from touring. --Here's the complete list:

1.) U2 . . . $195 million

2.) Bon Jovi . . . $125 million

3.) Elton John . . . $100 million

4.) Lady Gaga . . . $90 million

5.) Michael Bublé . . . $70 million

6.) Paul McCartney . . . $67 million

7.) Black Eyed Peas . . . $61 million

8.) Eagles . . . $60 million

9.) Justin Bieber . . . $53 million

10.) Dave Matthews Band . . . $51 million

11.) Toby Keith . . . $50 million

12.) Usher . . . $46 million

13.) Taylor Swift . . . $45 million

14.) Katy Perry . . . $44 million

15.) Brad Paisley . . . $40 million

16.) Tom Petty & the Heartbreaks . . . $38 million

17.) Jay-Z . . . $37 million

18.) A five-way tie between AC/DC, Diddy, Beyoncé, Tim McGraw and Muse . . . $35 million

23.) Rascal Flatts . . . $34 million

24.) Kenny Chesney . . . $30 million

25.) Rihanna . . . $29 million

(--For a little more information on each musician's earnings, hit up's slideshow, beginning here.)
25 Things You Don't Know About "Weird Al" Yankovic:

"Us" magazine's latest "25 Things You Don't Know About Me" feature supposedly serves up a few interesting facts about "WEIRD AL" YANKOVIC . . . but Weird Al just used it as an opportunity to joke around. Still, here are the highlights . . .

--"My social security number is 547-26-8624."

--"The alarm code to my front door is 475309-[enter]."

--"The PIN on my City National Bank ATM is 5731."

--"The combination to the wall safe in the master bedroom is R46, L23, R81."

--"I once shot a man in Reno. Total accident, my bad."

--"I never floss during a leap year."

--"Currently I am not wearing any underwear."

--"When I'm performing, I never give 110%, because that's metaphysically impossible."

--"Once I toured for a year as Kenny G and nobody ever caught on."

--"The carpet matches the drapes. My wife does all the interior designing in our home."

(--You can find the whole list, here. And if you're in the mood to revisit some of Weird Al's parodies, here are a few of our favorites . . . "Amish Paradise", "White & Nerdy", "Gump", and "The Saga Begins".)

Oh No! "Friday" Has Been Pulled from YouTube:

It's Friday . . . but my enthusiasm for the weekend just took a serious hit. --Yesterday, REBECCA BLACK yanked her tragically brilliant "Friday" video from YouTube. Apparently, there's some bad blood between Rebecca's people and Ark Music Factory, the company that created the video and wrote the song. --Yes, Rebecca has "people" . . . and one of them told TMZ, quote, "We can confirm that we submitted a 'Take Down Notice' to YouTube as a result of the dispute we have with Ark Music regarding the 'Friday' video." --There aren't any other details, but it sounds like they're battling over who has the rights to control and make money off of "Friday". Although from what we've heard, the rights are Rebecca's. --By the way, there were signs of trouble over the weekend, when the official "Friday" video disappeared from YouTube, then came back as a $2.99 rental . . . (?!?) . . . and then went back to being free, but with an ad airing before it. --Ark Music Factory's YouTube account was hosting the video . . . and before it was taken down, 167,370,534 watched that official version of it. Fun, fun, fun fun!

Alter Bridge's Guitarist Claims to Have Heard a New Van Halen Album:

VAN HALEN may or may not have another album with DAVID LEE ROTH in the pipeline . . . we haven't gotten a straight answer either way. But ALTER BRIDGE guitarist MARK TREMONTI claims it's definitely happening. --How does he know this? Well, he's heard it. --Mark says, quote, "Recently I was in Los Angeles and Wolfgang [Van Halen] invited me to watch Eddie and Alex [Van Halen] and Wolfgang play their new record from front to back . . . it was incredible." (--Mark says he got the invite because he's tight with Wolfgang.)

Check Out Lady Gaga's "Edge of Glory" Video:

LADY GAGA'S "Edge of Glory" video hit the web yesterday. There are only two people in the whole video: Gaga and CLARENCE CLEMONS . . . who played sax on the track. It does feature some nice cleavage, though. From Gaga, not Clarence. (--Check it out here.)
Here's What Lady Gaga's Meat Dress Looks Like Now:

Almost a year after she wore it on MTV, LADY GAGA'S meat dress has gone on display at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. (--If you're wondering what it looks like now, here's a picture.) (Yahoo) --The dress, which is made of layers of Argentinian beef, needed some prep work to be Rock Hall-ready. --A spokesman says, quote, "We sent it to a taxidermist, they put it into a meat locker and then we started working on it and created this [chemical] solution and treated it with that. --"And then they had a body form, and when it was still wet, they put it on the body form and then it dried on there. And then they had to do a little bit of painting to bring it back and give it a little bit more color." --As for how they'll preserve it at the Hall, the spokesman says, quote, "It's going to be in a case and we are putting some canisters in there to control the humidity, and then we have this other canister that soaks up the glutens. --"But it's in a sealed case and we have the gels to control the environment in there."


Showbiz Extras . . . Random Links to Additional Stories:

4-foot-11, 88-pound actress KRISTIN CHENOWETH says she sometimes shops at GapKids. (Full Story)

A British tabloid says GWYNETH PALTROW and CHRIS MARTIN are looking for a nanny who's fluent in ancient Greek and Latin, as well as French and Spanish. They also want him or her to be passionate about sailing and tennis and play musical instruments. Gwyneth calls this report, quote, "Bull(crap)." (Full Story)

PRINCE HARRY will probably serve another tour of duty on the front lines in Afghanistan later this year. (Full Story)

BAM MARGERA is ticked off at his friend Cleveland for trying to fill his Lamborghini with DIESEL. It caused $45,000 in damage. (Full Story)

LATOYA JACKSON details her suspicions about MICHAEL JACKSON'S death in a new book she's releasing next week. (Full Story)


Anthony Weiner Resigned From Congress:

Yesterday that finally caught up with ANTHONY WEINER, and he resigned from Congress. --Ever since Weiner admitted that he'd sent photos of his package to random women, we all knew his political career would never be the same. But he insisted he wasn't going to resign. --Last week, the most graphic photo of all surfaced . . . one showing his actual EXPOSED junk. And we have to think that accelerated his resignation timetable. --Basically all of his fellow Democrats either called for him to resign, or said they'd resign if they were in his position . . . including PRESIDENT OBAMA. --Yesterday, Weiner held a brief press conference and said that while he wanted to keep serving, quote, "The distraction I have created has made that impossible." --He also apologized to his constituents and, quote, "particularly to my wife." His wife wasn't at the press conference, so she didn't have to do that unbelievably awkward thing where she stands by her idiot husband's side after a sex scandal. --Weiner has held his Congressional seat since 1999. New York will hold a special election to choose a new representative. --As for Weiner's future job prospects, he's already gotten one offer: LARRY FLYNT of "Hustler" sent Weiner a letter yesterday offering to hire him at 20% more than his former Congressional salary. (New York Times / TMZ)

Here are the 15 Most Popular Foods in the U.S.:

There's a new study out that's officially about the rising cost of food worldwide, and how it's changing what people eat. Which is moderately interesting . . . --But what WE latched onto is how they went country-by-country, and surveyed tens of thousands of people on their favorite foods. So we have the top 15 for the U.S. --Our most popular food? PIZZA. 15.2% of Americans say that pizza is their number one favorite food. Number two is STEAK, third is CHICKEN, fourth is MEXICAN, and fifth is PASTA. --Numbers six through 15 are: Italian . . . seafood . . . burgers . . . ice cream . . . sushi . . . chocolate . . . Chinese . . . tacos . . . salad . . . and finally, spaghetti. --Worldwide, the top three most popular foods are pasta, meat, and rice. --The results from other countries are also interesting. In Mexico, Mexican food is the most popular . . . but who would've guessed Chinese food would be second? Meat is number one in Russia . . . borscht is fourth . . . sushi is 14th. --Chocolate is the most popular food in Australia. The most popular food in Brazil is lasagna. And believe it or not, the most popular food in Pakistan is . . . vegetables. (Time)

The Les Paul Guitar on Google Cost the World $268 Million in Lost Productivity:

In case you missed it, last Thursday and Friday, Google changed the logo on its homepage to look like a LES PAUL guitar, in honor of Les Paul's birthday. And you could actually use your mouse to strum the guitar and record songs. --Well . . . people LOVED it. And according to a technology consulting company, it cost the world $268 MILLION in lost productivity. --That's a rough estimate based on Google's finding that the average person spent an extra 26 seconds on their homepage when the guitar was up . . . and there were 740 million visits to the page over the two days. ( (--If you missed out, you can play with the guitar on Google here.)

Website of the Day: ManBabies:

Now THIS is a good website for Father's Day. It's called ManBabies and it's quite simple . . . they take photos of dads and their babies and use Photoshop to SWAP THE HEADS. Somehow, every single photo comes out both hilarious and freaky. (--Check it out at

Why Would You Do This? Hospitals are Banning Nurses From Exposing "Excessive Cleavage":

Sometimes we see stories about the British and feel like they probably apply over here. This is NOT one of those stories. Because dammit, if there's one thing we Americans love, it's the concept of the NAUGHTY NURSE. --At hospitals in England, nurses are being told to stop wearing clothes that expose their midriffs or, quote, "excessive cleavage." They're also banned from wearing miniskirts, shorts, leggings, or even denim. --The hospitals believe sexier outfits, quote, "undermine the spirit" of what the nurses are doing. --Nurses who get caught with their cleavage out could face disciplinary action. Even if it brightens a patient's day. Which it clearly would. (The Telegraph)

Has There Been a Big Jump In Cankle Liposuction?

These numbers come out of England, so we can't be sure if they're accurate over here. But according to British plastic surgeons, there's NO procedure more popular right now than women de-chubbifying their thick, handsome CANKLES. --One top British plastic surgeon even says that liposuction around the ankles . . . to make them look less thick, swollen and sturdy . . . is up 60%. --Since there's very little you can do about cankles . . . even diet and exercise won't necessarily slim them down . . . getting lipo is the most effective solution. Assuming you think they're even a problem that needs to be solved. (Daily Mail)

A Man Tried to Remove the Wart on His Finger By Blasting It Off With a Shotgun . . . And You Can Probably Guess How That Turned Out:

For the past five years, 38-year-old Sean Murphy of Doncaster, England, has been annoyed by a WART near the tip of the middle finger on his left hand. He tried creams and medicines to get rid of it, but nothing made it go away. --So finally, Sean decided to take action. He got nice and drunk, then grabbed his SHOTGUN . . . put his finger on the table . . . positioned the barrel right on the wart . . . and used his other hand to PULL THE TRIGGER and blast the wart off. --But, as you'd expect, he wasn't able to hold the shotgun perfectly steady with one drunken hand . . . and ended up blasting off MOST OF HIS FINGER. --On the bright side, the part of his finger that he blew off DID include the wart. --But that was the only bright side. Because he wasn't just missing part of his finger now . . . the stunt also got him ARRESTED. --The police charged him for failing to possess a valid certificate for the gun. This week he ended up taking a plea . . . and getting a $160 fine, some community service time, and a 16-week suspended sentence. (Daily Mail)


A Woman Has Been Busted For Hiring a Hitman On Her Facebook Wall:

Question: Just how STUPID do you have to be to put up a public post on Facebook where you SOLICIT MURDER? Answer: As stupid as THIS woman. --20-year-old London Eley of Philadelphia has been arrested for, yes, hiring a hitman through her Facebook wall. Her PUBLIC Facebook wall. --Eley was mad at the father of her child and posted a status update reading, quote, "I will pay somebody a stack to kill my baby father." (--If you're wondering, Whitey, a "stack" is $1,000. A double stack is $2,000 or an item off the Wendy's menu, depending on the context.) --A Facebook friend of hers, 18-year-old Timothy Bynum, saw the post and responded. He wrote back, quote, "Say no more" . . . "What he look like?" . . . "Where he be at" . . . "Need dat stack first" . . . and "Ima mop that bull." --But before Timothy could get dat stack and mop that bull, the police were alerted to the Facebook back-and-forth by Eley's Facebook friends . . . who were RELATIVES of Eley's baby-daddy. Both Eley and Bynum were arrested. --Eley has been charged with solicitation to commit murder, and Bynum is looking at attempted murder and conspiracy charges. (ABC 6 - Philadelphia)

A College Football Player's Sagging Pants Got Him Kicked Off a Flight and Arrested:

This is a strong victory in the battle to get today's kids to PULL UP THEIR DAMN PANTS. --20-year-old Deshon Marman is a football player at the University of New Mexico. On Wednesday he was in the San Francisco Bay area, attending a funeral for a high school football teammate who was shot and killed. --After he was done grieving, he went to San Francisco International Airport, where he was sagging his pants. VERY low. According to the report, quote, "they were below his buttocks but above the knees, [with] much of his boxer shorts exposed." --An employee outside of his US Airways flight asked him to pull up his pants before he boarded the plane, because the airline's policy bans, quote, "indecent exposure or inappropriate attire." He refused and ended up boarding the plane. --Another employee asked him to pull up his pants. He refused again and they argued for about 20 minutes. Finally the employees called the police. --They eventually kicked him off the plane and arrested him for trespassing and resisting arrest. (San Francisco Chronicle)

A Cashier Couldn't Open the Drawer For a Robber Unless He Made a Purchase . . . So He Bought a Pack of Gum and Robbed Her:

Earlier this month, an unidentified man busted into a Family Dollar store in Fort Lauderdale, Florida and pulled a gun on the cashier. He demanded that she open the register and give him all the money in the drawer. --But there was a problem. She told him the store's registers couldn't just open, she needed to scan a purchase. So to make the robbery happen, the guy would have to buy something. --The robber understood, gave her a dollar for some gum, and then took all the cash once she opened the register. And yes, he took his dollar back. --The police are still looking for him. (South Florida Sun-Sentinel)


According to a new study out of the University of Zurich, in Switzerland, babies prefer Picasso to the work of Monet. (Full Story)

Supposedly Apple's working on an app called "Buddy Finder" that would use the information on your phone usage to find other iPhone users in the area that share your interests. (Full Story)

A guy in Maryland has filed a $200,000 sexual discrimination lawsuit . . . because a nail salon charged him a $1 more for a manicure than they charge women. (Full Story)

Supposedly, Beluga whales don't like being touched by synthetic material like diving suits. So, a female Russian scientist strips nude to swim with them. And yes, there are photos. (Full Story)

New York City is killing the geese near its airports, to avoid the kind of bird strike that forced Captain 'Sully' Sullenberger to land his plane in the Hudson River in 2009. But the city got in trouble for dumping the dead geese in landfills . . . so now they're gassing them and sending them to feed the poor in Pennsylvania. (Full Story)


#1.) Check Out the Three Best Videos From the Vancouver Hockey Riots:

Riots broke out in Vancouver after the Canucks lost the Stanley Cup on Wednesday night. There are a ton of videos of it on YouTube, but here are the three best: --One shows people smashing two police cars and setting them on fire . . . and another shows a cop manhandling a guy, because he knocked some moron off the roof of a Porta-Potty by charging into it. --And the best video is of a guy getting hit in the crotch with a cop's flash grenade. Because when it hits him, he reacts like any guy would. But then it explodes about six inches from his junk. (--Search for "Police Car Demolished in Stanley Cup Riot," "Fan Attacks Guy on Porta Potty," and "Flash Bang to the Nuts." In the first video, it shows the cop cars on fire at 1:22. In the last video, the flash grenade hits him at :13.) (--WARNING: The police car video includes the F-word, S-word, and B-word.)

#2.) A Woman Got in Trouble for Swearing on a Train . . . And Said She Couldn't Have Been Swearing, Because She's So "Well-Educated":

A woman on a Metro-North train outside New York City got in trouble for being too loud and using profanity while she was talking on her cell phone. But she refused to be quiet, and decided to argue with the conductor instead. --And three times in less than two minutes, she talked about how "well-educated" she was. According to the video description on YouTube, there was also an announcement a few minutes later asking passengers to not use profanity. --And they added, quote, "Especially those people who went to Harvard or Yale, or are from Westport." Apparently the woman was on her way to Westport, Connecticut, which is about 60 miles north of New York. (--Search for "Educated loudmouth on the Metro North Railroad." She says "well-educated" at :06, :47, and 1:59.)

Three Random Father's Day Facts:

According to a new poll, 80% of people agree that Mother's Day gets more attention than Father's Day. But the amount of money people are spending on Dads this year has actually gone up. --Last year the average dad got $94 worth of ties, gadgets, and other stuff he won't use. This year it's expected to be $106. But people spent an average of over $140 dollars on their moms this year. Here are three more interesting facts about Father's Day . . .

#1.) It Was First Celebrated Over 100 Years Ago. After Mother's Day in 1909, a woman in Spokane, Washington named Sonora Smart-Dodd . . . who was raised by a single father . . . decided she wanted to pay tribute to him. --The idea caught on, but it wasn't recognized as an official U.S. holiday until 1972.

#2.) Father's Day Is More Satisfying for Dads Than Mother's Day Is for Moms. That's according to the University of Massachusetts. One reason is that moms expect to be relieved of chores like cooking and cleaning . . . and that doesn't always happen.

#3.) Father's Day Is the Fourth Largest Greeting Card Holiday in the U.S. According to Hallmark, about 90 million cards are exchanged on Father's day . . . about $749 million worth. --50% of them are bought by children, 15% percent come from wives, and the other 35% come from stepchildren, grandchildren, parents, siblings, nieces, and nephews. --The only holidays when people buy more cards are Mother's Day, with 141 million . . . Valentine's Day, with 152 million . . . and Christmas, which blows the rest of them away with an estimated 1.8 BILLION cards sent each year. (

Six Things to Think About Before You Take a Road Trip Together:

Summer officially kicks off next week, which means we've all got one thing on our minds . . . BIKINIS. Okay, two things . . . bikinis and ROAD TRIPS!!! --But if you're thinking about taking a road trip with your boyfriend of girlfriend this summer, has a list of six things you need to think about first.

#1.) Come Up with a Plan. Spontaneity sounds romantic and fun, but you'll be way better off if you talk about the trip first, and not just about WHERE you're going. --Like, where will you stay? Your girlfriend might see a road trip as an opportunity to splurge on a romantic inn, while you'd be cool with a Motel 6. And that's not the type of thing you want to find out after a long day of driving. --You also want to plan the route, and decide whether you want to see stuff along the way, or just get where you're going. (--A good resource for offbeat tourist attractions to hit up is

#2.) Determine Who's Driving. If you both love driving, or you both hate it, agree to an equal split. And if you're not the one driving, be a good passenger . . . meaning stay awake, keep them entertained, pump the gas, and give massages.

#3.) Don't Be Afraid of Silence. Once you're on the road, it's inevitable that one of you will want to tune out from time to time. And that's fine. Part of being comfortable with each other is knowing that silence is okay.

#4.) Decide Who's Going To Rule the Radio. Since you're not going to be able to listen to OUR station the entire time, the playlist will probably be your biggest source of disagreement. --Some safe options are to let whoever's driving pick the music, or to create a joint playlist on your iPod before hitting the road.

#5.) Figure Out Finances. Road trips are fun, but these days they can get expensive FAST. So set a budget and think about who's handling what in advance. --Besides the obvious things like gas, hotels, and food, talk about worst-case scenario stuff . . . like speeding tickets, parking tickets, and flat tires.

#6.) Talk About Food Options. It's hard to eat right on the road, and eating fast food three times a day is just nasty. So hit up a site like Yelp and look up some real restaurants with healthy options. --And for the long stretches of driving where there's nothing but the open road, pack a cooler with drinks and snacks. That way you'll always have an alternative to fast food. (


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