Monday, June 27, 2011



Neil Patrick Harris Is Going to Get Gay Married . . . Because He Finally Can!

As I'm sure you've heard by now, the state of New York officially legalized gay marriage on Friday. And on Saturday, NEIL PATRICK HARRIS announced that he and his boyfriend, DAVID BURTKA, are taking advantage of it. --He Tweeted, quote, "David and I did propose to each other, but over five years ago! We've been wearing engagement rings for ages, waiting for an available date." --On Friday, after the law passed, he Tweeted, quote, "It PASSED! Marriage equality in NY!! Yes!! Progress!! Thank you everyone who worked so hard on this!! A historic night!!" --Earlier Friday, BEFORE the law had passed, he said, quote, "I'd sure love to get married. Please, NY Senate, vote in favor of marriage equality today. My family would really appreciate it." --Meanwhile, Burtka Tweeted, quote, "I've already [proposed], he said yes! Thank god! He proposed to me as well. I said yes! Thank god!" --Neil and David are parents to fraternal twins Gideon and Harper . . . who were born via surrogate last October.

What Other Celebrities Had to Say About New York Legalizing Gay Marriage:

NEIL PATRICK HARRIS wasn't the only celebrity who had something to say about New York legalizing gay marriage.

--STEVE MARTIN proposed to ALEC BALDWIN. He Tweeted, quote, "Alec! Now we can get married! *sing* I'm gettin' married in the mornin'! Wait. I am already married. NEW LAW REQUIRED."

--Baldwin replied, quote, "Ok. But if you play that effing banjo after eleven o'clock....," Then he added, quote, "Congrats, again, to CYNTHIA NIXON for all of her hard work on behalf of marriage equality."

--Here's what some other celebs Tweeted . . .

--RICKY MARTIN: "Time to celebrate!!! Marriage Equality for NYers! It's about… love!"

--KATHY GRIFFIN: "tonight we're all New Yorkers! Straight & gay alike, let's all celebrate marriage #equality. The right side of history!"

--LADY GAGA: "The revolution is ours to fight for love, justice+equality. Rejoice NY, and propose. We did it!!!"

--ELLEN DEGENERES: "I'm thrilled about the news from NY. Marriage equality! Every day we get a little closer. What an amazing feeling."

--JOY BEHAR: "Could not be more thrilled that gay marriage finally passed in NY. Congrats!!! #NY4M #MarriageEquality"

--DARREN CRISS: "As if I didn't already have enough to celebrate and enjoy today. A big hug for New York from my lone hotel room in London." (--Darren plays the gay character Blaine on "Glee".)

--LINDSAY LOHAN: "#GayMarriageLegalNY; Nice work to Gov. Andrew Cuomo . . . Proud to be FROM NY!"

--KATY PERRY: "NEW YORK! I <3U! You're OFFICIALLY the coolest place on the planet! #PRIDE #EQUALITYFORALL! #CELEBRATE!"

--MANDY MOORE: "MARRIAGE EQUALITY in NEW YORK! What a win and what a way to start the weekend!! California: time to follow suit."


--ROSIE O'DONNELL: "Happy gays r here again!!!!!"

--LEANN RIMES: "Hell yeah NY! I have gotten several requests from friends....for a wedding singer!!!"
"Columbo" Star Peter Falk Has Died:

"Columbo" star PETER FALK passed away last Thursday. He was 83. He'd been suffering from Alzheimer's Disease for the past three years . . . but no cause of death has been revealed. --Peter appeared in over 40 movies. He was nominated for Academy Awards for: "Murder Inc." (1960), "Pocketful of Miracles" (1961) . . . --Some of his other notable roles included: "The Great Race" (1965), "Husbands" (1970), "A Woman Under the Influence" (1974), "Murder By Death (1976), "Mikey and Nicky" (1976), "The In-Laws" (1979) and "Wings of Desire" (1987). --Peter also played the grandfather (slash) narrator in "The Princess Bride" (1987). But he's best known for playing Lieutenant Columbo for three decades. --The first seven seasons of "Columbo" ran from 1971 through 1978. It returned for two more seasons in 1989 and 1990 . . . and additional special episodes aired sporadically up to 2003. He won four Emmys for "Columbo". --And this is random: The Los Angeles Police Department . . . where the fictional detective Columbo worked . . . issued a statement after his death saying they were "proud" to be associated with Columbo --A police spokesperson said, quote, "The Department extends heartfelt condolences to Mr. Falk's family in this most difficult time. He was truly one of the all-time great TV cops. There will never be another one like him." (--And there hasn't been. The LAPD has yet to solve the murders of TUPAC and THE NOTORIOUS B.I.G. Not only would Columbo have solved them . . . but he would've annoyed the heck out of the murderer while he was pinning it down.) (--Here's a scene from "Columbo", in which Lieutenant Columbo says his classic line: Quote, "Just one more thing." And here's a "Columbo" drinking game.) -And here's a random fact: Peter Falk had only ONE eye. His right eye was surgically removed when he was three years old because of a cancerous tumor.

Oh, and Just One More Thing: Peter Falk Tributes from Celebrities:

Here are some tributes from celebrities regarding PETER FALK'S death:

--Steven Spielberg, who directed one of the first episodes of "Columbo": "Peter was the same kind of digger as an actor, as his character Columbo was in finding the truth. He was a blast to work with and I learned more about acting from him at that early stage of my career than I had from anyone else."

--Al Roker: "Few were better than Peter Falk in 'Columbo' or as Vincent J. Ricardo in 'The In-Laws'. He will be missed."

--Seth Meyers: "RIP Peter Falk. 'The In-Laws' still one of the funniest movies of all time. #SerpentineShelSerpentine."

--FRED WILLARD: "Sad day indeed. Peter Falk, that funny, cheerful guy. 'Serpentine Shelley, Serpentine.'"

--Michael McKean: "Peter Falk was a dear man and a great actor. This one hurts . . . as many film fans know, Falk was already an angel. The rest is just paperwork."

--Rainn Wilson: "RIP Peter Falk . . . He was one of the greats. Watch 'Wings of Desire' to see him at his best. ,) [one eyed emoticon]"

--Roger Ebert: "Peter Falk, RIP. His greatest movie role was in John Cassavetes' 'A Woman Under the Influence'."

--Ralph Macchio: "RIP Peter Falk. 'The In-Laws' one of the all time great classic comedies!"

--Jason Alexander . . . from "Seinfeld", not the guy BRITNEY SPEARS was married to for a few hours: "If there are any crimes in the afterlife, Peter is there cracking it wide open right now and doing so with style, humor and several lifetimes worth of charm and talent."

--Steven Weber: "Hung out with Peter Falk many years back. He arrived late to a party wearing a tux. We smoked cigarettes. He was extremely cool."
Cameron Diaz Thinks the Perfect Breast Should Fit In a Champagne Glass:

It's never surprising when women with small boobs come out in favor of . . . small boobs. With that in mind, here's CAMERON DIAZ talking about how great her small boobs are . . . --She says, quote, "I have to admit that I like my breast to be firm and pert. My mother always told me that the perfect breast fits into a champagne glass. I found that cool and was happy that my breast stayed small. --"Back in the day I always wanted the giant breasts of my grandma . . . Many women think you need large breasts, but I'm the living proof that you can go far with small ones." --Asked if she'd ever go for some surgical enhancement, though, Cameron refused to commit to the champagne glass model for life. --She said, quote, "So far I'm quite happy with what I have. It's not that much but I have some really effective push up bras. But I would never say never, of course. Maybe one day, if I don't like them anymore." (--Just last month we heard rumors that ALEX RODRIGUEZ was trying to pressure Cameron into getting implants.)

Daniel Craig and Rachel Weisz Are Married:

Nobody saw this coming: DANIEL CRAIG and RACHEL WEISZ got married in New York last Wednesday. There were only FOUR people in attendance: Daniel's 18-year-old daughter Ella, Rachel's 4-year-old son Henry and two friends. --Daniel and Rachel met last year on the set of their upcoming movie "Dream House", in which they play husband and wife. It's due in theaters in September. --Rachel had been with "Black Swan" director DARREN ARONOFSKY since 2001. They never got married, but he's the father of her son. --They announced their breakup last year, around the same time rumors about Rachel and Daniel started circulating.

Anna Paquin Says Doing Sex Scenes With Her Husband Isn't Weird:

ANNA PAQUIN and STEPHEN MOYER are married AND they're co-stars on "True Blood". Does that make filming simulated sex for pay cable awkward? Not at all. --Anna says, quote, "Maybe it should be weird, simulating sex with your husband in front of people. But it's really not. When it's a love scene with someone you actually love it's no 'Can I touch him here, can I touch him there?' You know what your boundaries are . . . or aren't."

Check Out a Picture of The Rock Unleashing His Guns on Splash Mountain:

Personally, I can't get enough of those pictures of women flashing their breasts on Disney's Splash Mountain ride. But this runs a close second: --THE ROCK put on a little GUN SHOW when HE went over the edge. (--Check out a picture here. And for those of you who've yet to see the naughtier Splash Mountain impulses, there's (TMZ)

Jerry Lewis Was Hospitalized Friday in Australia:

JERRY LEWIS was rushed to a hospital in Sydney, Australia on Friday. His rep said he was, quote, "overtired", and that he was released about three hours later. --Jerry is touring Australia to raise money for their Muscular Dystrophy Association. He had to cancel his Friday night appearance. There's no word if or when he'll resume the tour. --Jerry . . . who's 85 . . . has been battling a bad back, heart issues and pulmonary fibrosis in recent years.

Tracy Morgan Returned to the Stage in New York City Saturday Night:

TRACY MORGAN returned to the standup circuit on Saturday night, with a gig in New York City. He did NOT make any potentially homophobic jokes, but he did briefly address the situation. --He said, quote, "You're all sitting here waiting for me say something about the controversy, right? I'm 42, man, and now all of a sudden I'm homophobic? --He added, quote, "My father was the lead singer in the Village People. I would sing the 'Y.M.C.A.' the loudest. I was sitting right there when he wrote the song, my daddy. The Indian was my godfather." (--No, none of that's true, FYI.)--Later in the show he added, quote, "I don't have that in me. I believe gay, straight, anybody, everybody's supposed to be happy in this world, man." --Tracy did say a few controversial things that had nothing to do with the gay issue, like this . . .
There Was an Awkward Moment at the "BET Awards" When Rihanna Was Given a Trophy that Chris Brown Actually Won:

There was a pretty awkward moment at last night's "BET Awards" involving RIHANNA and CHRIS BROWN. Fortunately, it wasn't a face-to-face meeting, because Rihanna wasn't there. --What happened was that a young woman who'd won a contest was brought onstage to announce the winner of the night's Viewers' Choice Award. --And she was supposed to get the winner's name off of a fancy new Sprint device she was holding. But something got messed up somehow. She looked down at the tablet, then up at what we assume was a Teleprompter. --She had a confused look on her face as she announced Chris Brown as the winner for "Look at Me Now". Then moments later, she corrected herself and said it was actually Rihanna for "What's My Name". --So then DRAKE took the stage to accept the award, since he's on the track. He started off his speech by saying, quote, "That was awkward." --But that wasn't the end of it. The show went to commercial, and when they came back, the host announced that Chris Brown DID win the award after all. (--Here's video of the initial screw-up.) --After taking massive heat from anonymous A-HOLES on Twitter, the poor girl Tweeted, quote, "Bawling backstage. They totally [effed] me up." (--It doesn't seem like it was her fault anyway. My best guess is that her Sprint gizmo said "Chris Brown", while the Teleprompter said "Rihanna". What was she supposed to do?) --Chris Brown ended up winning the most awards of the night with FOUR. --JADEN and WILLOW SMITH tied for the Young Stars Award. (--How convenient was that???)

Ron Artest Is Changing His Name to "Metta World Peace" Because He Wants to Be Inspirational:

RON ARTEST spoke with TMZ Friday about his decision to change his name to METTA WORLD PEACE. Metta is a Buddhist concept meaning loving and kindness. And Ron said he's doing it because he wants to be INSPIRATIONAL. --He said, quote, "It's all about, like, star power . . . that positive energy . . . It's about just doing different things and being inspirational. I love being inspirational, you know, and I got a lot of good things going on in my life right now." --Ron also admitted that he kept the name change so secret that his wife didn't even know about it until she heard it from the media. --When she did, she called him and said, quote, "I hope you don't think I'm changing my name." (--You can listen to the interview here.) --Meanwhile, the L.A. Lakers say they'll be, quote, "happy to accommodate" Ron's name change . . . which means that next season, we'll most likely be seeing "World Peace" on the back of his Jersey.

Christopher Meloni Has Joined the Cast of "Man of Steel":

CHRISTOPHER MELONI . . . who recently announced he's quitting "Law & Order: SVU" . . . has joined the cast of the new Superman movie, "Man of Steel". --One report says he'll be playing some kind of general. (--But NOT the villain General Zod. Because Michael Shannon already snagged that role.)

William Shatner and Chris Pine Arm Wrestle in His New Documentary "The Captains":

Original "Star Trek" captain WILLIAM SHATNER arm wrestles CHRIS PINE . . . who is the Captain Kirk of the newly-rebooted "Trek" universe . . . in his new documentary, "The Captains". (--Here's a pic.) (Daily Mail) --In the film, Shatner interviews Pine . . . plus all the other actors who played captains on the various "Trek" shows: PATRICK STEWART ("Next Generation") . . . KATE MULGREW ("Voyager") . . . AVERY BROOKS ("Deep Space Nine") . . . and SCOTT BAKULA ("Enterprise"). (--"The Captains" is premiering next month on something called Epix. You can get more info here.)

"Cars 2" Made Over Twice as Much Money as "Bad Teacher" This Weekend:

"Cars 2" won the weekend box office with $68 million. Which isn't surprising, considering every Pixar movie ever made has come in at #1. (--The first "Cars" opened with $60.1 million in 2006, which would be about $72 million today.) --CAMERON DIAZ'S "Bad Teacher" took the #2 spot with $31 million. .

1.) (NEW) "Cars 2", $68 million.

2.) (NEW) "Bad Teacher", $31 million.

3.) "Green Lantern", $18.4 million. Up to $89.3 million in its 2nd week.

MTV Has Denied Talk That They're Replacing the Cast of "Jersey Shore":

There's a rumor going around that MTV plans to replace the cast of "Jersey Shore" after Season Five, which begins filming TODAY. It's not true. --An MTV spokesperson said, quote, "We love the present cast, and their summer adventures have just begun. We currently have no plans to recast the show." --Of course, "plans" can change . . . especially since Season FOUR won't premiere until August 4th. That's the one that's predominantly set in Italy. There's no premiere date for Season Five yet. That one is filming back in New Jersey. --The rumors about MTV refreshing the cast all pointed to money. MTV is reportedly paying the current "Jersey Shore" train wrecks around $100,000 each, per episode. But even if MTV did dump the cast, they aren't going to vanish. --Three cast members . . . SNOOKI, JWOWW and DJ PAULY D . . . already have spin-offs in the works. And we've heard THE SITUATION may also get his own show on MTV . . . although his hasn't been confirmed yet.

CNN "Sports Tonight" Co-Anchor Nick Charles Has Died:

NICK CHARLES, who co-anchored CNN's "Sports Tonight" in the '80s and '90s, passed away on Saturday after a two-year battle with bladder cancer. (--Here's video of Nick reporting on PETE ROSE back in 1989 . . . and here's another "Sports Tonight" video from January of 1992.)

James Spader Is in Talks to Be a Regular on "The Office":

"Entertainment Weekly" claims JAMES SPADER "is negotiating" to become a regular on "The Office". --Spader appeared on the season finale of "The Office" as one of the candidates to replace STEVE CARELL'S character Michael Scott. --"Entertainment Weekly" says he'll play the same character. . . but instead of being the new branch manager, he somehow gets hired to be the company's new CEO. -In other words, he'd be taking over for KATHY BATES, who played the CEO on a recurring basis over the past two seasons. But if Spader does come onboard, he'd be playing a much bigger role. --In this scenario, it's unclear who would replace Michael Scott as the manager of the Scranton branch. --Supposedly, Spader's character would have, quote, "a manipulative power and a somewhat creepy sexual vibe" . . . just like we saw on the finale. (--Here's video of Spader from the finale . . . with his quote: "There is no such thing as a 'product' . . . there is only sex. Everything is sex. You understand what I'm telling you is a universal truth." Fast-forward to the 5:47 mark.)

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

--"Platinum Hit" . . . 10:00 to 11:00 P.M. on Bravo. (--OneRepublic singer Ryan Tedder guests as the writers are assigned to create a love song. You know Ryan for his band's song "Apologize", but he also wrote Beyonce's "Halo" and the Leona Lewis hit "Bleeding Love".) (--This is the show with Jewel and Kara DioGuardi.)

--"Weeds" [7th Season Premiere] . . . 10:00 to 10:30 P.M. on Showtime.

--"The Big C" [2nd Season Premiere] . . . 10:30 to 11:00 P.M. on Showtime.


A Recap of the Week's Most Interesting Stories in Gaming News:

#1.) After eight years, the "Star Wars: Galaxies" servers are about to shut down forever. It happens on December 15th. There's still no official release date for its replacement, "The Old Republic", but you can sign up for a chance to be a tester here.

#2.) REMINDER: Xbox gamers may want to stock up on Microsoft Points before midnight tonight. That's when the new map pack for "Call of Duty: Black Ops" is available for download. The third set of multiplayer maps is called Ascension, and it will set you back 1200 Microsoft Points . . . which is equal to $15 of your mom's cash.

#3.) As a console, the Wii's been limited to little kids' games and wholesome family entertainment for quite awhile, but that's about to change. The new Wii U is getting more mature, "hardcore" content soon which will include titles like "Assassin's Creed", "Ghost Recon", "Ninja Gaiden", and "Darksiders". (Full Story)
#4.) A picture of ROBIN'S costume for "Batman: Arkham City" has hit the internet. He's a playable character for some challenge modes, but the catch is you only get him if you pre-order the game from Best Buy. At least if you want him for free. The game hits stores on October 18th. (--Here's Robin, plus pics of Batman and Catwoman.) (--Catwoman is also featured as a playable character, but you can play her as part of the normal storyline without having to preorder. Check her out in the following video by skipping ahead to the 0:48 mark.)

#5.) The first two "Mass Effect" games both featured single player gameplay, but there's a rumor floating around that "Mass Effect 3" might include a four-player co-op mode. Obviously it's too soon to confirm that yet, but how cool would that be? "Mass Effect 3" isn't scheduled to hit stores until March of next year.

#6.) Here's a silly, fun video for anyone who's ever played a survival horror game. It's done in the style of "Mythbusters", with scientists inserting two gamers into a "real" zombie combat situation. (--CAREFUL: There's lots of uncensored profanity.)


UFC Training Workouts Hit All Three Consoles This Week . . . And There's Also a New "Resident Evil" Game for the Nintendo 3DS:

--"Resident Evil: The Mercenaries" (M) . . . on the Nintendo 3DS. This collection of mini games and levels from the last two "Resident Evil" games features characters like Chris Redfield, Albert Wesker, and Jill Valentine. The top screen of the 3DS will display the game play and players can manage their inventory on the touch screen. (Trailer)

--"UFC Personal Trainer" (E) . . . on Xbox360, PS3, and Wii. This is a motion controlled workout game for the Kinect, PS Move, and Wii. You train with popular UFC fighters to unlock drills as you progress onto harder and more challenging exercises.

In addition to going through the same workout routines professional MMA fighters use, there's also a multiplayer option that lets you compete against your friends. (Trailer)

--"Dynasty Warriors: Gundam 3" (T) . . . on Xbox360 and PS3. You control the giant battle suits from the "Gundam" anime TV series. It supports up to four players. (Trailer)

--"Sniper: Ghost Warrior" (M) . . . on the PS3. This came out last year for the Xbox and the PC, but the PS3 release is barely hitting stores this week. This PS3 version features exclusive missions, multiplayer maps, and two new sniper rifles. (Trailer)

--"Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition" (T) . . . on the Xbox360 and PS3. This version of the game features four additional characters: a new character named Oni, plus Evil Ryu, as well as Yun and Yang from "Street Fighter III".

If you own the original version of "Super Street Fighter IV" that came out last year, this update is still available for purchase as downloadable content, at a lower price. (Trailer)

--"Mystery Case Files: The Malgrave Incident" (E) . . . on Wii. A detective game where you're trying to find a mysterious substance to prevent a woman from dying. (Trailer)

ESRB Game Ratings: (E) for Everyone; (T) for Teen; (M) for Mature (18+)

--"Season of the Witch" - Nicolas Cage and "Hellboy's" Ron Perlman play medieval knights escorting a suspected witch to a remote monastery. She claims she's innocent . . . and proceeds to manipulate the men escorting her.

--"The Warrior's Way" - A martial arts flick about a guy protecting a baby from an army of ninja swordsmen. They catch up to him in an Old West town, where he makes a stand with the help of Kate Bosworth and the town drunk, played by Geoffrey Rush.

--"Sucker Punch" - Emily Browning plays a girl in a mental institution who escapes to a fantasy world, where she fights everything from samurais and robots, to Nazis and a dragon. Vanessa Hudgens is one of four girls who agrees to help her escape.

--"Beastly" - A modern version of "Beauty and the Beast", starring Vanessa Hudgens and Alex Pettyfer from "I Am Number Four". Mary-Kate Olsen is the witch who curses him and Neil Patrick Harris is his blind tutor.

--"Immigration Tango" - A romantic comedy starring Madonna's baby-daddy, Carlos Leon. He and his Russian girlfriend swap partners with their American friends so they both can stay in the U.S. in their fake green card marriages.

--"Barney's Version" - Paul Giamatti's life story is told through distorted memories of his failed marriages. Rosamund Pike, Minnie Driver, and Rachelle Lefevre play his three wives, Dustin Hoffman's his dad, and Scott Speedman is his best friend . . . who he may have killed.

TV Series On DVD:

--"Law & Order: Criminal Intent - Season Six" . . . a five-disc DVD set.

--"Rizzoli & Isles: The Complete First Season" . . . a three-disc DVD set.

--"Warehouse 13: Season Two" . . . a three-disc DVD set.

--"Dog The Bounty Hunter: This Family Means Business" . . . a single-disc DVD set.


This Week's CD Releases:

--"4", Beyoncé (--Andre 3000 of Outkast appears on a track called "Party". Meanwhile, Beyoncé's said she named the album "4" as a "tribute" to her fans . . . who started calling it "4" online because it's her fourth album.) (--Here's the story.)

--"Gold Cobra", Limp Bizkit (--Their first album with their original line-up since "Chocolate Starfish and the Hot Dog Flavored Water" came out in 2000. Fred Durst recently said no one in the band is a fan of their genre.) (--Here's the story.)

--"When the Sun Goes Down", Selena Gomez & The Scene (--It includes the song "Bang Bang Bang", in which she seems to be telling off her ex-boyfriend Nick Jonas, and bragging about her new love Justin Bieber.)

--"This Loud Morning", David Cook . . . a.k.a. the winner of the seventh season of "American Idol" (--It includes the single "The Last Goodbye".)

--"Better Day", Dolly Parton (--Her latest studio album includes the single "Together You & I", which you is streaming on her Facebook page.)

Justin Bieber Put Out a Perfume Because He's "Concerned About How Girls Smell":

JUSTIN BIEBER has a new fragrance out called "Someday" . . . and he said he decided to do a perfume instead of a cologne because he's, quote, "more concerned about how girls smell." --He told MTV News, quote, "I just think that what we decided to do . . . making the fragrance for females, not getting a cologne for males . . . I said it before and I'll say it again, I'm more concerned about how girls smell . . . --"'Cause I'm a guy, and I know what smells good, and I know what I like, so girls should know, if [I like] it, then other guys are going to like it." --So how does Justin think girls should smell? He said, quote, "flowery, fruity." He added, quote, "There was a long process 'cause they brought it out on the road and stuff. I picked out the bottle and helped design everything." (--Here's video of Justin's comments about his fragrance.)

Justin Bieber Met the Fan that President Obama Promised He'd Meet:

Last month, PRESIDENT OBAMA promised a 14-year-old girl whose dad died in the 9/11 attacks that he could arrange for her to meet JUSTIN BIEBER. Justin agreed to help Obama keep his promise, and the meeting went down last Thursday. (--Here's the picture. The girl, Payton Wall, is on the far left. Her sister is in the middle, and the girl on the right is one of her friends.)

And Now, Tiffany Amber Thiessen Is Wearing a Justin Bieber Shirt:

Last week, JUSTIN BIEBER was out wearing a Kelly Kapowski shirt . . . and now, TIFFANI AMBER THIESSEN . . . who played Kelly on "Saved By the Bell" . . . has returned the favor by wearing a Justin Bieber shirt. (--Here's a picture.)

This Is What Happens When a Fan Bum-Rushes Miley Cyrus Onstage:

A female fan bum-rushed MILEY CYRUS during the final moments of her show in Melbourne, Australia, on Friday. The fan somehow got up on the stage, and came at Miley from behind. When she got to Miley, she put her arm around her. --After the fan made contact, Miley's security got there to push the fan back into the crowd. Miley said, quote, "Oh my God, Oh my God!" into the microphone . . . and was quickly escorted offstage. --Miley was not hurt. There's no word on the fan's name or age . . . although she seemed relatively young since she was shorter than Miley, who's around five-foot-five. It's also unclear what repercussions she may be facing for coming onstage. (--You can find video, here. It begins 12 seconds in.)

Check Out Video of Rihanna Falling Onstage:

RIHANNA tripped and fell during a performance in Edmonton, Canada, last Wednesday. After taking a moment to collect herself, she carried on with the song. Naturally, someone caught it on video. (--Here it is. She falls 19 seconds in.) --By the way, CEE LO GREEN has decided to quit Rihanna's tour. -His rep explains, quote, "He always puts 100% into his work and with the requirements and time commitment to 'The Voice', on top of heading back into the recording studio and an upcoming book, he feels that he wouldn't give his fans the show that they deserve."

Prince Has a Lot of New Songs, But He Won't Release a New Album Until Internet Piracy Is Under Control:

PRINCE and the Internet have always had a tumultuous relationship . . . and apparently, he's reached his breaking point. --In an interview with Britain's "Guardian" newspaper, Prince says that he has new songs, but won't release a new album until Internet piracy is put in check. --He explains, quote, "The industry changed. We made money [online] before piracy was real crazy. Nobody's making money now except phone companies, Apple and Google . . . it's like the gold rush out there. Or a carjacking. There's no boundaries. --"I've been in meetings and they'll tell you, Prince, you don't understand, it's dog-eat-dog out there. So I'll just hold off on recording." --But even if Internet piracy is reined in, digital music is here to stay . . . and Prince isn't thrilled about that. He says, quote, "I personally can't stand digital music. You're getting sound in bits. It affects a different place in your brain. --"When you play it back, you can't feel anything. We're analog people, not digital." --Prince particularly hates ringtones. He says, quote, "Have you ever been in a room where there's 17 ringtones going off at once?" Naturally, Prince doesn't have ringtones . . . or a cell phone. --Finally, Prince had nothing nice to say about "Glee" covering his song "Kiss" . . . quote, "There's no other art form where you can do that. You can't go and do your own version of 'Harry Potter'. Do you want to hear somebody else sing 'Kiss'?"

Eminem Commits Suicide in His New "Space Bound" Video:

So much for EMINEM'S alleged "recovery" from his demons. --In his new video, "Space Bound", Eminem commits SUICIDE. Maybe. --It's an interesting video, which features Eminem being split into two personalities, which both appear onscreen simultaneously with his apparent girlfriend, who's played by porno star SASHA GREY. --There's something horribly wrong with their relationship . . . and at least part of it seems to involve his girlfriend's cheating. One Eminem is angry and aggressive about it, and the other one is more internal and quiet. --Eventually, one of the Eminems holds a gun up to his throat and shoots a bullet through his head. Blood sprays out of both Eminems' heads . . . and they die. --Maybe . . . because the ending suggests that he imagined the whole thing. (--You can check out the video, here. WARNING: The lyrics contain UNCENSORED PROFANITY. Also, he actually does shoot himself in the head. It's only slightly graphic, but it might not be something you're into seeing.) (--The gunshot happens at the 3:25 mark.)

Showbiz Extras . . . Random Links to Additional Stories:

JOHNNY KNOXVILLE and "Jackass" director JEFF TREMAINE both blogged about RYAN DUNN'S passing. (Tremaine, Knoxville)

During that assault that got comedian KATT WILLIAMS arrested earlier this month, Katt reportedly told the victim he was, quote, "the second most important black guy on the face of the Earth." That's what the victim says on the 911 call . . . in which you can also hear him arguing with Katt in the background. (Audio)

LINDSAY LOHAN turns 25 on Saturday . . . and she reportedly has a party lined up in the Hamptons with some friends who share her birthday. The "New York Post" says Lindsay finishes up her house arrest on Wednesday. (Full Story)

The black and red jacket MICHAEL JACKSON wore in the "Thriller" video was auctioned off for $1.8 million. (Full Story)

JESSICA SIMPSON is worried because her sister ASHLEE is polishing off eight to 10 bottles of wine per week. (Full Story)

SHAQ simply should not do Karaoke. Ever. (Video)

Check out a list of the 10 Greatest Sports Cameos in Movie History. But keep in mind that WILT CHAMBERLAIN'S appearance in "Conan the Destroyer" should NOT count as a cameo. He's a full-on character who's in a lot of the movie. (Full Story)

A Manhattan man and his wife appeared on the JERRY SEINFELD-produced show "The Marriage Ref" . . . and then she left him. And he blames the show. (Full Story)

RANDY JACKSON is asking fans to help him name his dog. Does anyone think he WON'T name it "Dawg"? (Full Story)

MACKENZIE PHILLIPS is studying to be an addiction counselor. And of course, it's all being filmed for a reality show. (Full Story)

A statue of rock legend CHUCK BERRY is supposed to be erected in his hometown of St. Louis in July. But some people are protesting because Berry was convicted in 1962 of violating the Mann Act . . . which forbids the transportation of a woman across state lines for immoral behavior. (Full Story)

Acts like OK GO, WEEZER and MY MORNING JACKET cover classic MUPPET songs on "The Green Album", which hits stores August 23rd. (Full Story)


39% of Americans Like Shopping For Clothes . . . Which is Less Than Basically Any Other Country:

This is pretty surprising for a country that happily and routinely trades forests for shopping malls. According to a new global survey, Americans like shopping for clothes less than pretty much every other country in the world. --Only 39% of Americans like shopping for clothes. 30% dislike it and 30% neither like nor dislike it. --The only country that came in less high on shopping than the U.S. was France, where only 38% of people said they like the process. --People in India like clothes shopping the most, at 92%. It's followed by China at 79%, Singapore at 69%, Spain at 60%, Italy at 60%, England at 53%, and Germany at 47%. --The survey also found that while 39% of Americans like shopping, only 14% love it. --26% of Americans say that brand names are important to them when they shop, and 4% say it's very important. --Brand names for shoes are most important, followed by jeans, cosmetics and fragrances, watches, and lingerie and underwear. (PR Newswire)

Women Ranked the Four Biggest Male Body Turn-Offs at the Beach:

Bad news and good news here. The bad news: A new survey of women has ranked the four biggest male body turn-offs at the beach, and basically everyone not named Enrique Iglesias has at least one of them. --The good news? At least now you don't have to feel bad objectifying women's bodies at the beach when you see them. --According to the survey, here are the four biggest turn-offs, in order . . .

#1.) A chubby man in a tiny Speedo.

#2.) A man with a huge belly taking his shirt off.

#3.) Man boobs.

#4.) Excessive body hair.

(Belfast Telegraph)

Here are the Five Main Things That Kill Men:

Not to bum you out . . . but if you're a man, one of the five things on this list is probably going to kill you. --"Men's Health" put together this list of the top five killers of men. They are . . .

#1.) Heart disease. More than one in three adult men have some form of heart disease and it kills around 400,000 American men every year.

#2.) Cancer. Cancer killed almost 300,000 men last year. Lung cancer took the most lives, followed by prostate cancer and colon cancer. About one in six men will develop prostate cancer in their lives.

#3.) Accidents. About 80,000 men die from accidents every year. Car accidents make up the biggest chunk, at about 30,000.

#4.) Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD). It might not get the press of the other things on the list, but it kills around 60,000 men every year. 80% of the people who die from COPD are smokers.

#5.) Stroke. About 50,000 men die every year from a stroke. And it's not just older men . . . about one in 14 stroke victims are under 45. (Men's Health)

In a Few Years, Spare Tires Could Vanish From New Cars:

Kids born today will not know what a "spare tire" is. Not the spare tire we have around our bellies, mind you . . . kids today will TOTALLY know what those are . . . but the spare tires in the backs of cars. --More and more models of cars are starting to come without spare tires included in the back . . . instead, they come with sealant repair kits. The latest model to do it is GM's Chevy Cruze. --And here's why. Under the federal government's new mandates to get fuel mileage up, car engineers are doing what they can to cut every possible ounce they can. And spare tires are one of the first things that have gotten the ax. --By 2025, the Department of Transportation wants average standard fuel economy to be up to 62 miles per gallon. It's currently 27.5 miles per gallon. And it's going to take a ton of work to get there . . . the spare tires are just a start. (Wall Street Journal)

Americans Rank Political Campaigns as the Least Civil Institution in the Country . . . And Dinner Table Conversation as the Most Civil:

In a new poll, Americans ranked their dinner table conversations as the MOST civil institution in the country. Apparently "civil" means kids texting, parents arguing, and everyone trying to get done eating so they can get back to their respective TVs. --The poll asked Americans whether they considered different institutions mostly civil or uncivil. Dinner table conversation got the best rating . . . political campaigns got the worst. --80% of people say that they've seen some incivility in political campaigns in the past year. It just beat out pop culture at 75% . . . the media at 74% . . . the government at 73% . . . and the music industry at 71%. --On the other end, only 7% said their dinner table conversation had any incivility in the past year. That finished just ahead of interactions with family and friends at 13% . . . Oprah at 17% . . . the workplace at 28% . . . and President Obama at 28%. --People also ranked CNN more civil than MSNBC or Fox News . . . Twitter more civil than Facebook, blogs, or YouTube . . . Democrats more civil than Republicans . . . and schools more civil than sports. --Overall, 86% of people said they experienced some uncivil behavior in the past year. The most common time was when they were driving or shopping. --Just under 60% of Americans admitted that THEY have actually acted rudely toward someone in the past year. (Politico)

The TSA Forced a 95-Year-Old Woman to Remove Her Adult Diaper During a Search on Sunday . . . and They're Standing By Their Decision:

Just when you think the TSA can't possibly hit a new low in their continued humiliation of American citizens . . . they go and redefine rock bottom. --Here's the latest. Yesterday, people freaked out when a story was released about a 95-year-old woman who was forced to take off her ADULT DIAPER for a TSA search. --On June 18th, Jean Weber was flying with her 95-year-old mother from Destin-Fort Walton Beach Airport in Florida to Michigan. Jean's mother was moving to Michigan to live in an assisted living facility. The mother's name wasn't released. --Jean's mother is sick with leukemia and wears adult diapers. -While they were going through security, an agent gave the 95-year-old woman a pat-down, and felt that the adult diaper was WET and FIRM . . . so they couldn't check it properly. They made Jean take her mother to a bathroom to remove it. --Jean says the whole thing made her cry, but her mother handled it like a champ and was calm. After the diaper was removed, security found that . . . believe it or not . . . a 95-year-old woman wasn't carrying a weapon. --While people are outraged about this, the TSA is defending the agents who requested the diaper be removed for the search. --An administrator released a statement, quote, "Every traveler is a critical partner in TSA's efforts to keep our skies safe . . . [our officers] acted professionally and according to proper procedure." (CNN)
Believe It Or Not, Texting While Driving is Twice as Dangerous as Drinking and Driving:

The whole "texting while driving will kill you" message still hasn't landed, so let's throw out another INSANE statistic to see if this one sinks in. --According to a study by Virginia Tech University, texting while driving increases your chance of having an accident by 23 TIMES. In comparison, drinking and driving increases your chance by 11 TIMES. --Which isn't to say you should choose drinking and driving over texting and driving . . . you should choose neither. But for all the hype that drunk driving gets, texting and driving is more than TWICE as dangerous. (Yahoo Health)

Apartment Complexes are Now DNA-Testing Dog Poop to Figure Out Who Isn't Scooping:

(--We talked about an apartment complex doing this last year . . . but now it's becoming a full-on trend.) It's AMAZING that technology has reached the point where this isn't just possible, but also cost-efficient . . . --Apparently, apartment complexes around the country are starting to crack down on people who don't pick up their dog poop . . . by giving it a DNA TEST. --As part of the condition for owning a dog, the complexes require owners to use a sampling kit to get their dog's DNA on file. Then, when stray poop is found, management can test it and compare it to their database. --Each complex has a different penalty for being the one who left dog poop. Usually they start with a warning, then escalate to fines. And if it's habitual, they could even ban the person from having a dog in the complex. --Jim Simpson runs a vet lab in Tennessee that supplies the testing kits. He says about 20 properties in the U.S. are using their product. --He charges $30 to test and register each dog's DNA and then $50 to test poop samples. (Associated Press)

A City Employee is Caught Stealing Toilet Paper From City Hall . . . By Hiding "Tightly-Folded Rolls" Between His Buttocks:

Well, I guess if you're going to steal toilet paper, this is the logical way. --53-year-old David Pinkham of Lawrence, Massachusetts is an employee at Lawrence City Hall. And on Thursday he was busted for stealing toilet paper. --David was caught on a security camera walking out of City Hall carrying a case with around 20 rolls of toilet paper. But that wasn't the only toilet paper he'd stolen. --When the cops came and stopped him, he admitted he'd been stealing toilet paper, and that he'd stolen lots of toilet paper before. --And according to the police report, that's when he, quote, "pulled six tightly-folded toilet paper rolls from his buttocks and groin area." --He's been charged with larceny over $250. --There's no word on whether he's been fired from his job. (Boston Herald)

Random News Extras . . . Random Links to Additional Stories:

American Badass of the Day: The MMA trainer who coached Randy Couture and Forrest Griffin was told by his doctors that he needed to take a whole year off, so his injured toe could heal properly. So he had it amputated. (Full Story)

A guy in China set a new world record for 'world's heaviest bee suit' by wearing a 184-pound frame of live bees. (Full Story)

Remember that woman in Rochester, New York, who was arrested for videotaping cops in front of her house? Well, there was a rally to support her last Thursday . . . and the Rochester police responded by using rulers to measure how far each car was parked from the curb, and ticketing the people who were more than 12 inches away. (Full Story)

National Cell Off Day

The National Safety Council is inviting drivers to join them in the first Great National Cell Off Day on Wednesday, June 29th, by turning their cell phones off while on the road. According to a National Highway Traffic Safety Administration estimate, 11% of drivers are using cell phones at any given time while on the road. Cell phones, like any distraction, increase the risk of accidents, putting lives of the driver, passengers and others at risk. More than 2.2 million injuries resulted from vehicle crashes in 2008, not to mention thousands of fatalities.
Happy Birthday Cheerios!

A tasty American icon is turning 70-years-old. Cheerios is the most popular cereal brand in American grocery stores. In fact, one out of every eight boxes of cereal sold in the U.S. is some variety of Cheerios. A plant in Buffalo, New York, has been producing the cereal since 1941. More than 10 shapes and sizes were considered before the makers settled on little Os. Since 1999, the company has focused on promoting the cereal as healthy; it’s made from whole-grain oats, with 3 grams of fiber and 1 gram of sugar per serving. Here are some fun facts In honor of Cheerios’ 70th:

•Cheerios are made by heating balls of dough then shooting them out of a puffing gun at 100 mph.

•It would take 3,155,524,416 Cheerios to circle the Earth.

•General Mills sold 1.8 million cases (each containing 12 boxes) in the first year, 1941.

•Four years after their debut, Cheerioats was renamed Cheerios.

•In 1979, Honey Nut Cheerios were introduced, followed by Apple Cinnamon Cheerios in 1988, MultiGrain Cheerios in 1992, Frosted Cheerios in 1995, Berry Burst Cheerios in 2001 and Chocolate Cheerios in 2010.

•Honey Nut Cheerios have outsold the originals since 2009.


#1.) A Seagull Picked Up a Guy's Video Camera and Flew Off With It . . . While the Camera Was On:

There's a new video on YouTube of a pigeon in Cannes, France picking up a video camera and flying away with it. And it goes a few blocks before it lands. --Some people think the video's fake, but we're not sure how you'd fake it. (--Search for "Seagull Stole GoPro." It flies off with it at :14.)

#2.) A U.S. Marine Returned From Afghanistan and Surprised His Sister at Graduation:

At the Cal Poly graduation ceremony earlier this month in California, they stopped in the middle to talk about a graduate's brother, who was serving a tour in Afghanistan. And the girl immediately started crying. --Then she saw her brother standing in uniform at the other end of the stage and REALLY started crying. (--Search for "U.S. Marine Surprises Sister at Graduation." They stop the ceremony at 1:07, and she sees him at 1:26.)

#3.) White House Party Crasher Michaele Salahi Debuted Her Dance Single on a Local News Show in Miami . . . And It's as Bad as You'd Expect:

Remember MICHAELE SALAHI? She's one half of the annoying couple that crashed a dinner party at the White House in 2009 . . . and she's also one of the morons on "Real Housewives of D.C." --Well, now she thinks she can sing too. She debuted her new dance single "Bump It" on a local news show in Miami on Friday. And if you're assuming that it sucks . . . you're right. --But the video also features bad back-up dancers, a rapper who kind of looks like he's in a UPS uniform, and vocals that are so quiet, they barely cover up the backing track. (--Search for "Michaele Salahi Sings 'Bump It'.")

Four Ways Traveling Is Good for Your Health:

You've heard that traveling broadens your mind, but it might actually be good for your body too. Here's a list of four ways being a tourist makes you healthier.

#1.) Walking Around With a Pack. Most of the time when you're a tourist, you walk around a lot more than usual. And the average backpack can hold up to 30 pounds. --Walking around with that many added pounds gives you a better lower body workout, and helps you lose weight. You might not lug around 30 pounds of crap on every vacation, but you'll still be moving more, and probably carrying more.

#2.) Only Eating at Meal Times. When you're at home, it's easy to grab a snack anytime you want one. But being in a strange place with strange food usually makes people skip snacks and just eat breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

#3.) Less Time Sitting at a Computer. You might use it to make plans, but most people don't waste time sitting at the computer when they're traveling, because there's too much else to do.

#4.) Increased Heart Rate. This one's kind of iffy, but it makes sense: Seeing new things and smelling new foods can increase your heart rate, which is good for your cardiovascular system, and also burns calories. --On the other hand, traveling can be very stressful, which obviously is BAD for your health. (


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