Monday, July 11, 2011


Kate Hudson and Victoria Beckham Gave Birth this Weekend:

KATE HUDSON and VICTORIA BECKHAM both gave birth this weekend. --Kate expunged a baby boy Saturday night in Los Angeles. There's no word on the kid's name. Kate and fiancé MATT BELLAMY of the rock band MUSE didn't even find out the sex ahead of time. --Kate had a gender-neutral baby shower last week. --This is Matt's first child, but Kate's second. She also has a 7-year-old son named Ryder with BLACK CROWES singer CHRIS ROBINSON. --Victoria Beckham popped out a baby girl yesterday morning. They named her HARPER SEVEN. (--The "Seven" is supposedly a tribute to David's number on his old team, Manchester United. But is it also possible that they stole it from "Seinfeld's" George Costanza?.) --This is the fourth child for Victoria and husband DAVID BECKHAM, but their first girl. Their three sons are 12-year-old Brooklyn, 8-year-old Romeo and 6-year-old Cruz.

A Marine in Afghanistan is Trying to Get Mila Kunis to Attend the Marine Corps Ball with Him:

A Marine currently serving in Afghanistan is trying to get MILA KUNIS to attend the Marine Corps Ball with him this November in Greenville, South Carolina. --Sergeant Scott Moore even posted an invitation video on YouTube. (--You can check it out here.) --No word yet from Mila.

The Octomom Got Into an Argument On an Airplane . . . with the Tall Chick from "Third Rock from the Sun":

Someone got annoyed with Octomom NADYA SULEMAN'S kids on an airplane Friday night. And that someone just happened to be the tall chick from "Third Rock From the Sun". --Six-foot actress KRISTEN JOHNSTON . . . whom you may also remember as Ivana Humpalot in "Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me" . . . actually confronted Nadya before the plane took off. --Nadya had appeared on the "Today" show that morning, and she was flying home to California with 12 of her kids. As usual, Nadya had very little control over the crying, the yelling and the general chaos. --To make matters worse, the plane was delayed on the runway for two hours. When Kristen reached her breaking point, she got up and told Nadya to control her kids. She replied, quote, "How would you like me to keep eight 2-year-olds quiet?" --Kristen replied, quote, "Get more help!" . . . To which Nadya said, quote, "Why don't you grow a baby and get a life!" --Kristen returned to her seat . . . but ultimately, she got off the plane and didn't come back. --When Nadya and the kids got to L.A., the paparazzi were there . . . and she told them she had no idea Kristen was even a celebrity. She added, quote, "I guess there's some people that don't like kids." (--Here's video.)

The Octomom and Nine of Her Kids Caused Chaos on the "Today" Show:

Octomom NADYA SULEMAN brought her 2-year-old octuplets and her 9-year-old daughter to the "Today" show Friday morning . . . and chaos ensued. Nadya had no control, as usual, and the kids were all over the place. --Host ANN CURRY even jumped up to help when one kid tripped and went down. (--You can see the fall here. And you can watch the entire interview here.)

Nikki Blonsky from "Hairspray" Now Works in a Shoe Store:

Remember NIKKI BLONSKY . . . who starred in the 2007 remake of "Hairspray"? Well, she recently got another job . . . AT A SHOE STORE. --This is for real. Nikki works at a shoe store called Steven Dann in Great Neck, New York . . . (--which is on Long Island.) And to be fair, it's not just a store . . . it's a high-end "boutique". --Apparently, things haven't been going so well since ABC Family canceled her show "Huge" last year. She used to be a customer at the place, so she went there and asked for a job to tide her over for the summer. --A source says, quote, "She's one of the best employees he's ever had . . . It's a little uncomfortable for [Nikki] obviously, but the customer will ask her to sign her autograph on the receipt and she does." --The source adds, quote, "She's really sweet to the little kids that come in the store. She even sings and dances for the customers, busting out the tunes from 'Hairspray'." --But Nikki isn't planning on making this a permanent gig. She's supposedly working on a project that's, quote, "bigger than 'Hairpsray'."

Check Out a Bunch of Grown Women Who Waited Until 5:00 A.M. to Get Robert Pattinson's Autograph:

Okay, this is a little bit frightening: It's apparently not just 14-year-old girls who swoon over ROBERT PATTINSON. --Rob is currently filming a movie in Toronto. One night he worked until 5:00 A.M. the next morning. And when he got done, a bunch of women swarmed in for his autograph. --We're talking GROWN WOMEN . . . who waited until 5:00 A.M. just to get close to him. I'm worried about this. (--Check out some pics here.) (Lainey Gossip)

Hines Ward Has Been Arrested for DUI:

Pittsburgh Steelers stud and "Dancing With the Stars" champion HINES WARD was busted for DUI near Atlanta, Georgia over the weekend. --Hines was popped at about 3:41 in the morning Saturday, and released on $1,300 bond. (--Here's the mugshot.) (People)
-Hines is DENYING he was drunk, though. His rep issued the following statement . . . quote, "From our preliminary investigation we can tell you that we are confident that the facts will show that Hines was NOT impaired by alcohol while driving --"Hines is deeply saddened by this incident and apologizes to his fans and the Steelers organization for this distraction." --This is Ward's second run-in with police this year. --Back in May, while he was still competing on "Dancing With the Stars", he was held at GUNPOINT and handcuffed, after police in Los Angeles mistakenly thought he and a companion were in a stolen car.

Nickelodeon Star Ryan Rottman Got Popped for DUI . . . After Hanging Out at a Bar with Zac Efron and Rumer Willis:

RYAN ROTTMAN . . . who was on the short-lived Nickelodeon series "Gigantic" . . . was arrested for driving under the influence on Thursday night . . . after doing some drinking with ZAC EFRON and RUMER WILLIS. Rottman is 27. --Sources at Dillon's Irish Pub in Hollywood say Ryan, Zac, Rumor and some other friends ordered 7 Kamikaze shots, 8 or 9 mixed drinks and 3 or 4 beers. --They left at around 9:30 P.M., but as Rottman was trying to drive himself away, he jumped a curb. Police stopped him, smelled alcohol and gave him a breathalyzer. He blew a .19, which is almost two and a half times the legal limit. --Rottman was booked and released without having to post bail. --There's a six-minute video of the incident. It's mostly pretty boring. Here's what to look out for: It starts off with Zac . . . in a plaid shirt . . . talking on his cell phone. About two minutes in, you can see Rottman being given a field sobriety test. --About three and a half minutes in, Zac is on his cell phone again. Then at about 4:50, he gets into a car with Rumer Willis, and they take off together. (--Several people were in the car with Rottman . . . but as far as we know, Zac was NOT catching a ride with him.)

Betty Ford Has Died:

Former First Lady BETTY FORD died Friday night with family at her bedside. She was 93 years old. The cause of death was not released. Betty's husband GERALD FORD died in 2006. --Betty married Gerald in 1948, just two weeks before he was elected to his first term in Congress. --She became First Lady when Gerald succeeded President RICHARD NIXON . . . who resigned from office in 1974. President Ford only served through January of 1977, though, because he was defeated by JIMMY CARTER in the next election. (--Ford was NOT Nixon's running mate, by the way. He was nominated for vice president after Nixon's original VP, SPIRO AGNEW, resigned. So he got to be vice president and president without being elected to either office.) --Betty is probably best known for her battles with addiction . . . and the establishment of the Betty Ford Clinic in Rancho Mirage, California in 1982. --The place has become synonymous with celebrity addiction. Past patients include Lindsay Lohan, Chevy Chase, Kelsey Grammer, Elizabeth Taylor, Anna Nicole Smith, Ozzy Osbourne, Drew Barrymore, Johnny Cash, Liza Minnelli, Billy Joel, and David Hasselhoff. --That's nowhere near a complete list. Another Graduate of Betty Ford, STEVIE NICKS, issued a statement this weekend saying, quote, "As far as I'm concerned, Betty Ford saved my life." --Betty was also an advocate for breast cancer awareness . . . after beating the disease in the '70s . . . and a strong supporter of the Equal Rights Amendment. --PRESIDENT OBAMA issued a statement saying, quote, "She was a powerful advocate for women's health and women's rights. --"After leaving the White House, Mrs. Ford helped reduce the social stigma surrounding addiction and inspired thousands to seek much-needed treatment." --And former President GEORGE W. BUSH said, quote, "No one confronted life's struggles with more fortitude or honesty, and as a result, we all learned from the challenges she faced. --"The Betty Ford Center, which already has helped change the lives of thousands of people, will be her lasting legacy of care and concern." --And, because it ALWAYS matters, here's GARY BUSEY'S take . . . quote, "To the Ford family: Celebrate her life on the new plateau she is on. --"The Busey-ism for DEATH is: Don't Expect A Tragedy Here. Betty's still living in a new dimension so celebrate her life now as you celebrated her life on earth!"

Check Out a Trailer for That Movie Where Adam Sandler Plays His Own Sister:

The trailer for "Jack & Jill" hit the web this weekend. That's the movie where ADAM SANDLER plays himself . . . and his own sister. --KATIE HOLMES plays the wife of Adam's male character . . . and the cast also includes Al Pacino, Dana Carvey, Regis Philbin and Shaquille O'Neal. (--Whether you want it to or not, "Jack & Jill" hits theaters November 11th. Here's the clip.)

Check Out a Bunch of Behind-the-Scenes Clips From "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2":

If you're totally geeking out for this Friday's premiere of "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows", you'll appreciate this: --E! Online has a bunch of behind-the-scenes clips from the making of the movie. Each one is really short, but there are LOADS of them. (--Check 'em out here and here.)

"Transformers 3" is Now the Top Grossing Movie of 2011:

"Transformers: Dark of the Moon" easily held onto the #1 spot at the box office. It earned another $47 million over the weekend, bringing its total to $261 million. That makes it the top grossing film of the year. (--At least until "Harry Potter" comes out.)

The Top Five Movies of 2011 (so far)
Total Gross
"Transformers: Dark of the Moon"
$261 million
"The Hangover Part 2"
$250 million
"Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides"
$236 million
"Fast Five"
$209 million
$179 million

--Meanwhile, "Horrible Bosses" came in 2nd with $28.1 million, and "Zookeeper" trailed in third with $21 million. Here are this week's

Has Jennifer Lopez Agreed to Return to "American Idol"?

E! Online is reporting that JENNIFER LOPEZ has privately agreed to return to "American Idol" next season, but nothing is official yet. A so-called "source" tells them that an announcement could be coming any day now. --STEVEN TYLER and RANDY JACKSON already had deals in place to return, but Jennifer's status has been up in the air. Last month, she said she "didn't know" if she'd be back.

It's Official: The New Dallas Is Coming to TNT Next Summer:

TNT has officially signed off on the new "Dallas" show . . . and announced that it'll premiere next summer. For now, they've ordered 10 episodes. The new show will be based on the original, which ran for 14 seasons from 1978 to 1991. --TNT will air a preview of the show TONIGHT during the season premieres of "The Closer" and "Rizzoli and Isles". --According to the press release, the new "Dallas" will focus on the children of the original show's stars . . . but a few of the old cast remembers will be back, too
--Former "Desperate Housewives" star JESSE METCALFE will play the adopted son of Bobby and Pam Ewing . . . and JOSH HENDERSON, who also spent a little time on "Desperate Housewives", will play J.R. Ewing's son. (--Jesse played Eva Longoria's gardener John Rowland on and off for the first six seasons of "Desperate Housewives" . . . and Josh played Edie's nephew Austin in Season Three.)

--JORDANA BREWSTER will play Elena, a chick who both guys are interested in. Jordana was in the first, fourth and fifth movies in "The Fast and Furious" series.

--The returning stars are: Larry Hagman, who played the infamous J.R. Ewing, Linda Gray, who played his wife Sue Ellen, and Patrick Duffy, who played his younger brother Bobby.

--CHARLENE TILTON and STEVE KANALY are also reportedly returning from the original series.

--BRENDA STRONG . . . the narrator of "Desperate Housewives" . . . is playing a character named Anne Ewing, who is apparently Bobby's new squeeze. We assume that means his first wife, Pam Ewing, is not part of the series.

-The actress who played her on the original series, VICTORIA PRINCIPAL, is not listed among the new cast.

(--Here's a photo of the new "Dallas" cast. TNT has also set up a website . . . but for now, there are only a few pictures up.)
Monday TV Reminders: (--Check your local listings.)

--"Home Run Derby" . . . 8:00 to 10:00 P.M. Eastern on ESPN. (--Major league baseball's eight hardest hitters compete in the All-Star Week home run contest.)

--"Inside the Actors Studio" . . . 8:00 to 9:00 P.M. on Bravo. (--Jennifer Aniston is interviewed.)

--"Eureka" [4th Season Premiere] . . . 8:00 to 9:00 P.M. on Syfy.

--"Warehouse 13" [3rd Season Premiere] . . . 9:00 to 10:00 P.M. on Syfy.

--"The Closer" [7th Season Premiere] . . . 9:00 to 10:00 P.M. on TNT.

--"Man vs. Wild" [7th Season Premiere] . . . 9:00 to 10:00 P.M. on Discovery Channel. (--Jake Gyllenhaal holds his own with Bear Grylls in Iceland.)

--"Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations" [7th Season Premiere] . . . 9:00 to 10:00 P.M. on Travel Channel.

--"Law & Order: Los Angeles" [1st Season Finale] . . . 10:00 to 11:00 P.M. on NBC.

--"Rizzoli & Isles" [2nd Season Premiere] . . . 10:00 to 11:00 P.M. on TNT.

--"Alphas" [SERIES Premiere] . . . 10:00 to 11:30 P.M. on Syfy. (--A superhero series about five people with special abilities who are brought together by the government to investigate super-powered crimes.) (Sneak Peek)

--"Surprise Homecoming" [SERIES Premiere] . . . 10:00 to 11:00 P.M. on TLC. (--Billy Ray Cyrus reunites families with their loved ones serving overseas.)

--"Surviving the Cut" [2nd Season Premiere]. . . 10:00 to 11:00 P.M. on Discovery.


"Harry Potter" and the Latest "NCAA Football" Game Are Out This Week:

--"Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2" (E10+) . . . on Xbox360, PS3, DS, PC, and Wii. There are eight playable characters, including Ron, Hermione and Harry. This closely follows the plot of the final film, so if you don't want to spoil the movie you may want to hit the theater on Friday before you get too far in the game. Trailers: (War Is Coming) (It Ends Here)

--"NCAA Football 12" (E) . . . on Xbox360 and PS3. New features include more authentic team-specific crowd and cheerleader chants, plus a momentum-based tackling system with double-hit tackles and an increase in tackle animations. (Trailer)

And Now . . . This Week's "Star Wars" and "Call of Duty" Updates:

#1.) German programmers have just finished a free gaming mod that converts the PC version of "Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare" into a "Star Wars" game. They're calling it "Galactic Warfare". The mod has seven multiplayer maps, including Mos Eisley and Bespin, plus the killstreaks use Y-Wing and TIE-fighters for your airstrikes. (Full Story)

#2.) You can catch a preview of the new official "Star Wars" games at this year's Comic-Con. It runs from July 21st to the 24th, and Thursday's show includes more teasers for "The Old Republic" and Kinect "Star Wars". (Schedule) (--"The Darkness 2", "Gears of War 3", and "Batman: Arkham City" will also be talked up at Comic-Con, as well as the upcoming movie version of "Mass Effect".)

#3.) It's been confirmed that "Modern Warfare 3" will include alternate color settings in multiplayer, to help color blind players distinguish between enemy players, whose names are red . . . and their teammates, whose names are normally green. (Full Story) (--Cyan and orange are the colors substituted for green and red in "Black Ops".)


--"Lincoln Lawyer" - Matthew McConaughey plays a lawyer working out of his car, who lands the biggest case of his career, defending a Beverly Hills playboy on an attempted murder charge. William H. Macy plays his private investigator, Marisa Tomei is McConaughey's wife, and Ryan Phillippe is his shady client.

--"Arthur" - Russell Brand is an irresponsible, drunken playboy who's the sole heir to a billion dollar fortune, and Helen Mirren is his life-long nanny Hobson. Jennifer Garner plays the chick he's engaged to before he falls in love with someone else.

--"Rango" - An animated western with Johnny Depp as a chameleon who gets suckered into becoming the sheriff of a small town. Some of the other voices include Isla Fisher, Abigail Breslin, and Ned Beatty.

--"Miral" - "Slumdog Millionaire's" Frieda Pinto plays Miral, a 17-year-old Palestinian orphan torn between her love for a terrorist and the more peaceful ways of her surrogate mother, who set up an orphanage at the start of the 1948 Arab-Israeli war.

--"Insidious" - A horror movie from the makers of "Paranormal Activity". It stars Rose Byrne and Patrick Wilson as the parents of a boy who's being haunted by evil entities.

TV Series On DVD:

--"Entourage: The Complete Seventh Season" . . . a two-disc DVD set.
--"Damages: Complete Third Season" . . . a three-disc DVD set.
--"ER: The Complete Fifteenth Season" . . . a five-disc set of the final season.
--"Robot Chicken: Star Wars Episode 3" . . . a single-disc DVD set.
--"MI-5: Volume 9" . . . a three-disc DVD set.

--"If Not Now, When?", Incubus (--Brandon Boyd has said this about the title: "I'm addicted to the news. There's so much at play right now, so many important, catastrophic, beautiful things. This idea 'If Not Now, When?' seems terribly poignant.")

--"All of You", Colbie Caillat (--It includes the singles "I Do" and "Brighter Than the Sun" . . . plus the track "Favorite Song", which features Common.)

--"Yours Truly", Sublime with Rome (--This is Sublime's first album with their new singer Rome Ramirez. Sublime was forced to alter their name by the estate of their original singer Bradley Nowell, who died of a drug overdose in 1996.)

A Rihanna Show Came to an Abrupt End When a Fire Broke Out Above the Stage:

A RIHANNA concert in Dallas ended early on Friday night, after a fire broke out above the stage. It happened while she was performing "California King Bed". --It was a small fire . . . and it was put out fairly quickly . . . but the show was shut down at that point for safety reasons, naturally. --Afterwards, Rihanna Tweeted, quote, "DALLAS!!! We set the stage on FYAH tonight!!! LITERALLY!!! I'm so pissed, I was havin so much fun wit yall too!!! I gotta come back man!! . . . I promise I'll be back!!! --"Yall CRAY!!! Love this [effin] place! Glad u guys are safe!!!" --There's no word on what caused the fire, although it appeared to start within the lighting fixtures. It's also unclear when the show will be made-up . . . assuming that is the plan. (--Check out these videos of the fire. In this one, you can see the sparks showering down onto the stage. And here's video of the fire being put out. It happens at the 1:50 mark.)

Coheed and Cambria Bassist Michael Todd Was Arrested for Holding Up a Walgreens Before a Gig: (???)

Believe it or not: MICHAEL TODD . . . the bassist for the band COHEED AND CAMBRIA . . . was arrested yesterday after he held up a Walgreens just HOURS before the band played a show. (???) --Police in Attleboro, Massachusetts, say Michael walked into the Walgreens . . . asked for a pharmacist . . . threatened her by saying he had a bomb . . . and then demanded Oxycontin. He left with six bottles of pain pills. --Then, Michael took a cab to the venue where Coheed was opening up for SOUNDGARDEN . . . but before the show began, he was arrested backstage and charged with armed robbery and possession of a class B controlled substance.--As of late last night, he was still being held on $10,000 bail. By the way, the band went ahead and played without him. --Coheed addressed the situation on its website saying, quote, "Michael Todd was arrested today on what we consider very serious charges and therefore he will not be finishing up the current tour. --"Wes Styles, [a] longtime member of the Coheed family, will take on bass duties starting tomorrow for the remaining dates. No shows will be canceled. --"We are surprised to say the least and will address the situation with Michael after the tour. For now, we just want to have a great time out here and finish with some killer shows in Boston, Poughkeepsie, Quebec City and Halifax."

Katy Perry Has Postponed Some Shows Because of Food Poisoning:

KATY PERRY canceled some shows this past weekend after being taken out by, quote, "an attack of food poisoning" and "severe dehydration." --Katy started feeling ill last Thursday in Milwaukee, but made it through her set. Afterwards though, she canceled Friday's show in Chicago and Saturday's show in St. Paul, Minnesota. --The shows have been rescheduled for August 21st and 23rd, respectively.

The Black Eyed Peas Are "Taking a Break":

The BLACK EYED PEAS will finish up their current tour later this month, and afterwards, they're planning on taking a breather. --WILL.I.AM recently Tweeted, quote, "The Black Eyed Peas will take a break after 'The Beginning' . . . just like we did from 'Monkey Business' to 'The E.N.D.' . . . but it doesn't mean we stop creating." (--There's no word how long the "break" will last.)
Dave Grohl Thinks Technology Is Ruining Rock:

FOO FIGHTERS singer DAVE GROHL thinks technology and over-production is ruining rock music. --Dave says, quote, "All that [crap] ruins music these days. Drum machines work for pop artists but when it comes to rock 'n' roll . . . don't [eff] with the human element . . . I had favorite drummers because of their inconsistencies. --"Modern production has robbed drummers of personalities and it really [ticks] me off."


Showbiz Extras . . . Random Links to Additional Stories:

There's a rumor going around that the "Jerry Springer Show" was offering CASEY ANTHONY and her family $1 million to come on the show. It's not true. In fact, Jerry says he'd NEVER interview Casey . . . even if someone paid HIM a million bucks. (Full Story)

HALLE BERRY called police after spotting an intruder on her property . . . not once, but twice.

CARNIE WILSON reportedly has less than two weeks to come up with $1.6 million, or she loses her house. (Full Story)

REBECCA BLACK'S next single will be called "My Moment" . . . and it'll debut next Monday. (Full Story)

GWYNETH PALTROW played in the ocean with her family recently, and there are a bunch of photos of her in a bikini. She looks pretty good. That is all. (Photos)

There's a rumor going around that OPRAH will host the next Oscars. But the organizers say no decision has been made. (Full Story)

NFL troublemaker ADAM "PACMAN" JONES was arrested in Cincinnati for disorderly conduct while intoxicated and resisting arrest. It all started when he was asked to leave a bar, but refused. (Full Story)

DOG THE BOUNTY HUNTER and his people ended up in a full-on bar brawl when he tried to run down a bail jumper at a restaurant in Colorado. (Full Story)

"Entertainment Weekly" has put together a list of the 20 Best Reality-TV Shows Ever. "Survivor" got the top spot, while "American Idol" only came in at #6. "Idol" was also beat by "The Amazing Race", "The Osbournes", "Project Runway" and "The Real World". (Full Story)

JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE did a HI-larious video to promote ESPN'S "ESPY Awards" . . . which air Wednesday night. It's a little long, but it's funny. It's him failing at numerous college sports. (Full Story)

ROB LOWE plays accused wife-killer DREW PETERSON in a Lifetime movie that's shooting now called "Untouchable". And he definitely does NOT look as sexy as usual in character. (Photo)

PRINCE WILLIAM and KATE MIDDLETON hung out with Nicole Kidman, Barbra Streisand, Tom Hanks and a bunch of other celebrities at a benefit in L.A. on Saturday night, then finished their three-day tour of Southern California yesterday, and flew back to England. (Full Story)

Our long national nightmare is over. VINNY has returned to the "Jersey Shore" house. (Full Story)


Here are America's Favorite Pizza Toppings:

According to a new survey by Boboli, here's the status of pizza in the U.S. today. America's favorite pizza topping is . . . exactly what you'd think America's favorite pizza topping is: Pepperoni. The next three most popular toppings are all vegetables though: Mushrooms, onions, and peppers. --43% of Americans say the CRUST is the most important part of determining how a pizza tastes. That's followed by sauce, toppings, and cheese. --Only 22% of people say that the more toppings, the better . . . the rest of us show more restraint. (PR Newswire)

The Newest Genius Food Idea is . . . Gummy Bear Bratwurst:

This country is great at combining sugar and meat. Chocolate-covered bacon, honey-glazed ham, McGriddles, Steak 'n Shake . . . and now this. Which is definitely the STRANGEST combination of all. --In Hugo, Minnesota, Grundhofer's Old-Fashion Meat market is selling GUMMY BEAR BRATWURST. --Spencer Grundhofer, who owns the market, actually mixes whole gummy bears in with his bratwurst meat. Then, it all gets jammed into the casings. And apparently, people LOVE them. --Spencer says that people can't get enough of the mix of salty and sweet, and he's selling about 50 to 75 pounds worth of gummy bear brats every week. He also says that, as far as he knows, he's the only person in the country selling them. (NBC 11 - Minneapolis) (--The number for Grundhofer's Old-Fashion Meat is 651-426-2800.)

Men Find a Good Smile More Attractive Than Good Cleavage?

I always thought that if a woman had AMPLE CLEAVAGE, no one would actually know what her face looks like. But I guess I'M the perverted one. --Because, according to a new study, when a man looks at a photo of a woman, the first thing he's attracted to is . . . her SMILE. He notices that before her cleavage or her legs. Allegedly. --The study also found that the thing women hate most about photos of themselves is . . . their smile. 52% don't like how their smile comes out in pictures. (Daily Mail)

Romance Novels May Be Ruining Women's Sex Lives . . . Because They Don't Promote Safe Sex?

If you're not happy with your sex life, don't blame yourself or your partner. It turns out it's all because of . . . romance novels. --Romance novels supposedly make up half of all fiction sold, and 90% of them are bought by women. That's a problem, because a recently published study uncovered the shocking news that many of them . . . are not realistic. --The books give women the wrong idea about sex: Sex is always pleasurable in the stories, and the female characters explode with pleasure at the mere touch of a man. But obviously, real-life sex doesn't always go that way. --The study, which appeared in last week's issue of "Journal of Family Planning and Reproductive Health Care" said the books don't do a good job of, quote, "encouraging patience in achieving female orgasm." --Romance novels also do a poor job of encouraging safe sex. Only one out of every nine books in the study mentioned condom use, and women who read lots of romances tend to have negative attitudes towards condoms. --At the same time, three out of four regular readers of romance novels say the books encouraged them to have "more sex, more adventurous sex, and more experimental sex." --Critics of the study say that the survey only looked at 78 novels, most of which were very old. They also think most women are able to tell the difference between real life and make believe. (Herald Sun)
The Average Woman Spends More Money on Clothes For a Vacation Than the Vacation Itself?

This survey is out of the U.K. and didn't go out to women of all ages. But it STILL feels like it could ABSOLUTELY be true over here. --According to the results, 85% of women spend more money on a new wardrobe for a vacation than on the vacation itself. --The average woman said she would spend about $2,400 on new clothes, shoes, bathing suits, and accessories for a trip. The average amount she was spending to go on the trip itself was $1,085. --Also, women spend an average of $80 on more new clothes while they're on vacation. --96% of women take at least five pairs of shoes on vacation. --52% say they fill their suitcase and then use the leftover space in their boyfriend or husband's suitcase. --And 65% of women only wear half of what they pack. (PR Newswire)

A City in Florida Lost a $195,000 Lawsuit Because Its Officers Strip-Searched Strippers . . . in a Strip Club:

The city of Daytona Beach Shores, Florida is about to MAKE IT RAIN on the strippers who work at one of their local strip clubs. -In 2009, the police raided Biggins Gentleman's Club . . . and yes, that's an AWESOME strip club name. The raid went down after undercover cops had purchased drugs inside the club. --During the raid, four female strippers and two female bartenders were STRIP SEARCHED in front of about 20 male cops. No male employees or patrons were strip-searched. None of the six ended up being connected to the drug deals. --And even though the police strip-searched STRIPPERS . . . who, ya know, strip . . . the six ladies SUED, saying it violated Florida law and was, quote, "unconstitutionally overboard." --And they were right. Under Florida law, strip searches . . . even on strippers . . . have to be conducted by someone of the same sex and no one from the opposite sex can be in the room, observing. --SO . . . last week, Daytona Beach Shores settled with the six women for $195,000. --Unfortunately for them, it's been tied up in court for so long that their attorney is the only one getting rich. The ladies will get about $5,000 each . . . the other $165,000 is going to their lawyer. Ouch. (Orlando Sentinel)


The Guy With Over 2,200 Disney Tattoos Has Been Arrested For Getting Physical With His Fiancée . . . In a Disney World Hotel Room:

57-year-old George Reiger of Upper Saucon, Pennsylvania is semi-famous for being the DISNEY TATTOO GUY. You might've seen a photo of him online . . . his body is covered with more than 2,200 DISNEY TATTOOS. --And last week, he was on vacation with his fiancée. Yes, the Disney Tattoo Guy convinced a woman to marry him. (--Although he used to lie about having had six wives.) Naturally, they were on vacation at Disney World in Orlando, Florida. --Unfortunately, things turned really ugly. Reiger and his fiancée got into an argument in their hotel room which ended up turning PHYSICAL. --Reiger allegedly grabbed her, pushed her down, and wouldn't let her leave the room. --He was arrested and charged with two felonies, false imprisonment and criminal mischief. --Reiger isn't just covered with Disney tattoos, he's also turned his house into a Disney shrine. He has more than 5,000 pieces of memorabilia and spends $50,000 a year on Disney collectibles and trips to Disney parks. --He says he met his fiancée at a Disney convention last year. (Allentown Morning Call) (--Here are photos of just SOME of Reiger's tattoos, as well as his new mugshot.)

A Woman Beats Her Boyfriend With a Frying Pan . . . Because He Won't Let Her Use His Razor?

When it comes to shaving, no one likes sharing their razors: It's kind of nasty, and it dulls the blade. But at some point, this dude should have given in and dealt with the nicks and cuts. --22-year-old Mary Batson of Naples, Florida was arrested for battery last Thursday after hitting her live-in boyfriend in the head with a frying pan . . . because he wouldn't let her use his razor. Here's what went down . . . --Mary asked to use a razor while she took a shower. Not only did her boyfriend say no, but he took the razors and tried to hide them in a kitchen cabinet. (--The boyfriend's name hasn't been released.) --That's when Mary got angry. She attacked him and clawed his face and chest. When he still wouldn't share a razor, she grabbed a frying pan. --The boyfriend claims that Mary hit him in the head with the pan, and left cuts on his face. But Mary says she just slammed the pan on the counter. --She was arrested for battery. (Naples News)


News Extras . . . Random Links to Additional Stories:

On Saturday, witnesses in Carignan, Quebec thought a small plane crashed into the parking lot of the 'Le Rendez-Vous 10-35' strip club. But the 43-year-old pilot landed there on purpose . . . went inside the bar . . . then came out and flew off a little while later. Investigators are trying to figure out if he was drinking, but so far he hasn't been charged with anything. (--Club Rendezvous 10-35's number is 450-447-3885.) (Full Story)

A 45-year-old named George Echenhofer saw an older female pedestrian get hit by a car in Philly on Wednesday morning, so he pulled over, put on his flashers, offered support, and directed traffic until police and medics came. Meanwhile . . . a Philadelphia Parking Authority officer wrote him a parking ticket for stopping in a loading zone . . . and wouldn't stop writing the ticket even when a cop intervened on George's behalf. (Full Story)

According to new rules proposed by the Colorado Department of Human Services, the dolls available at state daycare centers will have to represent at least three different races. (--You can reach the Colorado Department of Human Services at 303-866-5700.) (Full Story)


#1.) Derek Jeter Got His 3,000th Hit . . . And It Was a Home Run:

If you haven't seen it, DEREK JETER got his 3,000th hit on Saturday, and then some. He went five for five, had the game-winning hit, AND his 3,000th hit was a home run. --It's hard to believe, but Jeter is the first player to get his 3,000th hit while wearing a Yankees uniform. And he's just the second player to do it with a home run. The other was Wade Boggs. Only 28 players have reached the 3,000 mark: 14 were right-handed batters, 12 were left-handed, and two were switch hitters. (--Search for "Jeter's 3,000th Hit.")

#2.) A Guy Got Scared, Happy, Then Scared Again During a Fourth of July Fireworks Disaster:

The Fourth of July was a week ago, and here's the best fireworks disaster video to hit YouTube so far. It almost looks like a war zone: -It's called "Boot Leg Fireworks Gone Wrong", and the best thing about it is the cameraman. They're in the middle of the street in a residential neighborhood, lighting one of those fireworks that shoots a bunch in the air one after another. --But they light it while it's sitting UPSIDE DOWN. And when the fireworks start shooting all over the place, the guy with the camera starts screaming, swearing . . . and yelling "Jesus" no fewer than ten times. --Then when it stops, he suddenly yells, "That was awesome!" . . . and starts celebrating until he realizes the bushes behind him are on FIRE. So he starts yelling "Jesus" again. Luckily, it has a happy ending, and the bushes go out on their own. (--The fireworks start at :13, and he sees the bushes at :38.) (--WARNING: This video is LOADED with profanity, including the F-word, S-word, and N-word.)

#3.) A Woman Hit a Pedestrian and Drove Off, But the Car Behind Her Chased Her Down . . . And Happened to Have a Dashboard Camera:

Back in January, a woman outside London hit a pedestrian with her car, then drove off. But the car behind her happened to have a dash cam, and the footage is up on YouTube. According to the YouTube post, the guy she hit was 75 years old. --In the video, the two guys sitting in the car with the dash cam talk about what a bad driver she is for three minutes leading up to it. Then when she hits the guy and drives away, one of them jumps out to help, and the other guy chases her down. --When he finally catches up to her, she denies everything. But according to the video, police arrested her, showed her the footage, and she started crying. No word on what happened to her . . . or the guy she hit. (--Search for "Hit and Run Driver in Southall Chased and Caught in Heston." She hits the pedestrian at 3:20, and the guy catches up to her at 4:51. WARNING: This video includes the F-word, S-word, and B-word.)

#4.) Lightning Struck 20 Feet Away From a New Jersey State Senator . . . While He Was in the Middle of a Live Interview:

New Jersey State Senator Stephen Sweeney was doing a live interview with his local Fox affiliate last Thursday. And in the middle of it, a bolt of lightning struck 20 feet away from him. -Obviously, he was shaken up. And it also seems like the lighting messed with his ear piece, because he couldn't hear out of it. --Search for "Lightning Almost Hits Christie Foe." It happens at :09.)

The Top Five Things That Annoy Your Boss:

I know it's Monday, so your enthusiasm for making Employee of the Month probably isn't as strong as usual. But if you're trying to get in good with your boss, "Cosmopolitan" magazine has a list of the top five things that annoy employers.

--And they're all things that actual bosses complained about to "Cosmo".

#1.) Constant Use of the Word "Like." It can prevent you from GETTING a job, and apparently it has the potential to get you FIRED too. But at the very least, it makes you look dumb.

#2.) Texting Them Outside of Work. Even if it's work-related, it's usually not appropriate to text your boss unless it's urgent, and you don't have access to email. --On the other hand, if they text YOU about something work-related, you should definitely reply.

#3.) Chatting Online. As you'd expect, they hate this one, which is why a lot of companies block websites like Facebook. And if you're instant messaging or chatting on Facebook all the time, you boss will eventually notice.

#4.) Asking Questions You Could Easily Answer Online. If you might be able to find the answer online, at least look for it before you ask your boss. Because when they Google it and find the answer immediately, you'll feel like a moron.

#5.) Not Proofreading Emails. Typos can make you look really dumb, and everyone makes them . . . even geniuses. So make sure you proofread anything you send your boss, or a client. (


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