Tuesday, July 12, 2011


Mila Kunis Will Go to the Marine Corps Ball:

Last week, a Marine sergeant named Scott Moore posted a video on YouTube asking MILA KUNIS to attend the Marine Corps Ball with him on November 18th in Greenville, North Carolina. --Well . . . Mila has ACCEPTED. --Mila and JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE were being interviewed by Fox News for their upcoming flick "Friends With Benefits" . . . and Justin put the hard sell on her, saying, quote, "You need to do it for your country." --Mila said, quote, "I'll go. I'll do it for you." --Then she asked Justin if he was going, too. He replied, quote, "They don't want me! They want you." (--Here's Sergeant Moore's original video.)

The Octomom Claims She Has Been Celibate for 12 Years:

In a preview clip for the upcoming show "Celebridate", Octomom NADYA SULEMAN says she's been celibate for 12 years. She claims she's NEVER been on a date, and has had only one boyfriend in her entire life. --She also says she'll only go out with a guy on the show if there's, quote, "NO TOUCHING!" The show will air sometime in October, on HDNet. (--14 kids, no money and zero interest in sex or intimacy. What an absolute PRIZE, huh? Check out the video here.)

Joe Jonas is Dating a Victoria's Secret Model:

JOE JONAS is dating a Victoria's Secret model named KARLIE KLOSS. She's 18 and significantly taller than Joe . . . who's 21. --They were at the Santa Barbara Polo and Racquet Club on Saturday to watch PRINCE WILLIAM play. (--Check out some modeling photos of Karlie . . . and pics of them at Saturday's polo match . . . here.) (Celebuzz) --In related news: The "New York Daily News" says that things didn't go too well for Joe during a solo gig in Brooklyn last Wednesday. --Joe played a set at a party for something called "Paper" magazine . . . and fans pelted him with MINI-BASKETBALLS that had been handed out earlier in the night. (--So far, we've been unable to find video of this chaos. Hopefully, it'll materialize at some point.)

Is Brooke Mueller Smoking Crack Again?

CHARLIE SHEEN'S ex-wife BROOKE MUELLER may be BACK ON THE CRACK. --She was photographed the other day holding what looked like it could be a homemade foil crackpipe . . . as well as a hand-rolled cigarette and a bottle of Gatorade. --She also had what appeared to be suspicious burn marks on her hands. When she realized she was being photographed, she RAN OFF.

Hines Ward Blew a .128:

HINES WARD says he was NOT drunk when he was popped for DUI in Georgia over the weekend. But the police report tells a different story. It says he blew a .128% on the breathalyzer. That's one and a half times the legal limit. --Unfortunately for police, it was an "unofficial" test, and Hines refused to take another that could actually be used in court. But he also failed the "follow my finger" field sobriety test, and had trouble keeping his balance during a "walk and turn evaluation."

Does the Guy Who Plays Draco Malfoy Want to Become a Rapper?

What does Draco Malfoy do after his Dark Lord Voldemort is defeated? How about BUST SOME RHYMES? --TOM FELTON tells Britain's "Sun" tabloid he already has a record deal. He says, quote, "I was thinking of doing some N-Dubz-style stuff. I am looking to get into the grime rap U.K. scene. I'm going to change my image . . . backward caps, the lot." --He adds, quote, "It's still under wraps, so I can't really talk about it." (--N-Dubz is a British hip-hop group.) (--Felton really IS a musician. He even has his own YouTube channel for his musical endeavors. There's no rap on it yet, but here's a direct link to one of the videos.) --In a separate interview, Felton gave us his thoughts on the fact that he was EMMA WATSON'S first crush. He said, quote, "This is a testament to how far we're going back now. We're talking a good decade ago. --"And it was very flattering for a 12-year-old boy, but it's nice that we've become friends since then and we can kind of look back and have a laugh at it." --Felton also admits that his own childhood crush was HELENA BONHAM CARTER . . . which is ironic, because he ended up working with her when she joined the "Harry Potter" franchise as the evil Bellatrix Lestrange.
Listen to the "Harry Potter" Stars Trying to Speak 'American':

Last year, MTV News tried to teach some of the "Harry Potter" stars how to speak American. (--Here's the video.) --Well, in anticipation of this Friday's premiere, they did it again. This time, they got TOM FELTON (Draco Malfoy), RUPERT GRINT (Ron Weasley) and MATTHEW LEWIS (Neville Longbottom). (--Check it out here.) (--Pay particular attention to Matthew Lewis in this clip. Not because of anything he says or does . . . but because this guy has grown up to become a TOTAL STUD. For reals.) (???)

Arnold Schwarzenegger Has Signed on to Star in a Western:

ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER'S movie career is back ON. He just signed on to star in a WESTERN called "Last Stand". --A studio exec says, quote, "It's an old-fashioned Western specifically designed for a 63-year-old broken-down guy with a moral decision whether Arnold decides to stand up for his town. We always needed an iconic figure for it." (--Yeah, but an iconic figure with a THICK AUSTRIAN ACCENT? That's going to make it feel significantly NOT like an "old-fashioned Western", if you ask me.) --Filming will begin in September. There's no word on a release date. --Arnold started lining up movie gigs after he left the governor's mansion in January . . . but then bagged them all when his sex scandal broke.

Check Out the Trailer for "Tintin":

Tintin is a very well-known character OUTSIDE the U.S. Within our borders, very few people even know who he is. Which is why a big-budget animated action-adventure flick would seem like a big risk. --Of course, with STEVEN SPIELBERG directing and PETER JACKSON producing, it becomes much less of a risk. "The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn" hits theaters December 23rd. (--Here's the trailer.)

The Most Awkward Sex Scenes in Movies:

The Independent Film Channel (IFC.com) has put together a list of the 11 Most Awkward Sex Scenes in Movies.

--In no particular order, they are:

--Lea Thompson and the title character in "Howard the Duck".

--Seth Rogen and Katherine Heigl in "Knocked Up".

--Michael Cera and Martha MacIsaac . . . a.k.a. Becca . . . in "Superbad".

--Seth Green and Lauren Ambrose in "Can't Hardly Wait".

--Jason Biggs and a very sexy apple pie in "American Pie".

--Kevin Kline and Jamie Lee Curtis in "A Fish Called Wanda".

--Kristen Wiig and John Hamm in "Bridesmaids".

--Jennifer Jason Leigh and a random older guy in "Fast Times at Ridgemont High".

--Sylvester Stallone and Sandra Bullock in "Demolition Man" . . . (--a scene that totally rips off the concept of sex in the distant future from Woody Allen's AMAZING 1973 comedy "Sleeper".)

--Nicolas Cage and Charlotte Ross in "Drive Angry".

--Leslie Nielsen and Priscilla Presley in "The Naked Gun".

(--You can see clips from all these movies here. But BE WARNED!!! Many of these videos contain nudity, sexual content and foul language.) (--Check out the "Shoot 'Em Up" clip here. Again, BE WARNED of sexual content.)
"Celebrity Rehab" Is Going on Hiatus . . . Because Dr. Drew Is Too Busy:

"Celebrity Rehab" is in the middle of its fifth season . . . its third in the past 18 months. But it might be a while before the next season, if there is another season. --RadarOnline reports that "Celebrity Rehab" is headed for "an indefinite hiatus" . . . because DR. DREW PINSKY is "too busy to continue doing the show." --A so-called "source connected with the show" says, quote, "Dr. Drew would absolutely love to revisit doing the show again in the future when he has the time. --"Dr. Drew really enjoyed doing the show, even though it could be very emotionally grueling at times." As far as we know, Dr. Drew will continue with all his other various shows, including his "Loveline" radio program.

Harry Smith Has Left CBS for NBC:

HARRY SMITH has left CBS . . . the network he's been with for the past 25 years . . . for NBC, where he'll be a correspondent for an upcoming news show hosted by BRIAN WILLIAMS. Williams will continue to anchor the "NBC Nightly News". --There aren't many details on the new show . . . but we do know it'll air weekly, in primetime, and that it's expected to premiere sometime this fall. (--Harry Smith co-hosted "The Early Show" on CBS from 2002 through last year.)

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

--"2011 MLB All-Star Game" . . . 8:00 to 11:00 P.M. Eastern on Fox. (--The American League takes on the National League in the 82nd All-Star Game.)

--"America's Got Talent" [Performance Show] . . . 9:00 to 11:00 P.M. on NBC.

--"Only In America with Larry The Cable Guy" [1st Season Finale] . . . 9:00 to 10:00 P.M. on History Channel.

--"How The States Got Their Shapes" [1st Season Finale] . . . 10:00 to 11:00 P.M. on History Channel.

--"Aftermath with William Shatner" . . . 10:00 to 11:00 P.M. on Bio. (--William Shatner interviews the wife and son of the firefighter who rescued Baby Jessica from the well, and years later committed suicide because of it.)

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.


This Week's CD Releases:

--"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.)

Lady Gaga's Next Video May Feature Her Mermaid Alter Ego, Yuyi:

If you're a sucker for LADY GAGA ridiculousness, you might get a kick out of this: Lady Gaga has hinted that her next video will feature "Yuyi," her mermaid alter ego. --Lady Gaga introduced Yuyi on a French TV show last month . . . during her performance of "The Edge of Glory". (--Here's video. The sound quality is bad, but it's enough for you to get the idea. Yuyi appears 20 seconds in.) --Gaga explains, quote, "I will say that Yuyi is in incubation, for anyone who knows what that means. Yuyi may just be born in the next video." She wouldn't say which song the video would be for, because she doesn't want to "ruin the surprise."

Ron Wood Has Been Avoiding Kate Moss . . . and Therefore He's Been Sober for 16 Months:

ROLLING STONES guitarist RON WOOD has been clean for 16 months . . . and his secret to sobriety is: Not hanging out with model KATE MOSS. --Ron used to party with Kate . . . but he's been avoiding her recently. He explains, quote, "You've got no time for anybody who's negative in that they'll say, 'Put aside what you're doing. Let's go and get ripped.' --"Kate's a mate but I don't see a lot of her these days." (--Of course, no one ever sees a lot of Kate Moss . . . especially when you see her standing profile.)

An Angry Dog Broke Morrissey's Finger:

MORRISSEY of THE SMITHS has been a vegetarian since he was 11 years old, because of his love for animals. But apparently, the feeling isn't mutual. --Word has it that Morrissey was recently attacked by a dog . . . and suffered injuries to his arm and hand, including a broken right index finger. There are no further details on the attack. --Morrissey is currently on tour in Europe, but he's not expected to miss any shows.

Beyoncé's Dad Denies That He Stole Money From His Daughter:

Earlier this year, BEYONCÉ fired her dad, Mathew Knowles, who'd been her business manager since she began performing at the age of eight. At the time, Beyoncé said she was merely moving on, quote, "on a business level." --But apparently, there was more to it than that. Mathew has filed legal papers claiming that he was dumped because Beyoncé's tour promoter Live Nation had convinced Beyoncé that he was skimming a little money off the top. --Mathew denies this . . . and is trying to get a judge to help him prove it by allowing him to investigate how Live Nation determined that he was stealing. Beyoncé has not commented.

Former Motorhead Guitarist Wurzel Has Died:

Former MOTORHEAD guitarist MICHAEL "WURZEL" BURSTON died Saturday of heart disease. He was 61 years old. --Wurzel played with Motorhead from 1984 to 1996 . . . on such classic albums as "Orgasmatron", "1916" and "Sacrifice". After leaving the band, he did some solo recording, and appeared now and then onstage with Motorhead. --His tenure with the band was the only time Motorhead was ever a foursome. He shared guitar duties with PHIL CAMPBELL. When Wurzel left, he wasn't replaced . . . and Campbell remains Motorhead's only guitarist to this day. --During a music festival in England on Sunday, Motorhead dedicated their set to Wurzel. -And drummer MIKKEY DEE said, quote, "Wurzel wrote damn good Motörhead riffs. I remember that I missed that when he was not there. I missed the simple classic Motörhead riffs. --"They were never written after that. They left with him. He was wonderful, he was really funny. There was a lot of rock and roll in the old man."

John Fogerty Says He Could Actually See a CCR Reunion Happening at Some Point:

For the first time in over 20 years, there's at least a GLIMMER of hope that CREEDENCE CLEARWATER REVIVAL could reunite. --That's because singer JOHN FOGERTY says he's buried the hatchet . . . and although the band hasn't talked about getting back together, he could see it happening at some point down the road. --John tells the "Calgary Herald", quote, "Years ago, I looked at people and I was so full of some sort of emotion and I'd say, 'Absolutely not!' --"I have to admit, people have asked me [about a reunion] more recently, and even though I have no idea how such a series of events would come to pass, I can tell that there isn't the bombast in my voice, in the denial, in the refusal. --"It's more like, 'Well, I dunno.' 'Never say never' is, I guess, what people tell you. In this life, all kinds of strange things come to pass." --The band broke up almost 40 YEARS ago, in 1972. John refused to appear with bassist STU COOK and drummer DOUG CLIFFORD when the band was inducted to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1993. --And John sued them in 1997 for performing under the name Creedence Clearwater Revisited. --Of course, a full reunion of the original lineup isn't possible . . . because rhythm guitarist TOM FOGERTY, John's brother, passed away in 1990. He died of AIDS, after contracting HIV from a blood transfusion. --By the way, all four members of CCR had reunited in 1980 to perform at Tom's wedding reception. That was the first time they played together since breaking up . . . and the last time they would ever play together. (--That we know of, at least.)

Lil Wayne Says "Tha Carter 4" Is "Totally Done":

LIL WAYNE says his next album "Tha Carter 4" is "totally done" . . . and that it's dropping on August 29th . . . the day after this year's "MTV Video Music Awards". --"Tha Carter 3" is one of only three albums over the past three years to sell over a million copies in one week. It did it in June of 2008. --TAYLOR SWIFT'S "Speak Now" did it in October of last year . . . and LADY GAGA'S "Born This Way" did it this past May.


Showbiz Extras . . . Random Links to Additional Stories:

JUSTIN BIEBER and SELENA GOMEZ did a karaoke version of the KID ROCK / SHERYL CROW track "Picture" . . . then kissed. (Video)

The "National Enquirer" says that 13-year-old MALIA OBAMA got her FIRST KISS from a classmate at her school. (Full Story)

Some wannabe actor broke into the Ed Sullivan Theater in New York City and trashed the lobby . . . causing $5,000 in damages. That's where "The Late Show with David Letterman" tapes . . . but the guy never actually got into Dave's studio. (Full Story)

Thanks to the NBA lockout, Miami Heat star DWYANE WADE recently Tweeted that he's looking for a job. Well, KFC . . . where Dwyane used to work as a teenager . . . is willing to hire him. (Full Story)

MEL GIBSON'S adopted gay brother says Mel is NOT a racist or a bigot. (Full Story)

If you're a fan of the HBO series "Game of Thrones", you may be interested to know that the fifth book in the series hits stores today. The books are written by a guy named George R.R. Martin and this one's called "A Dance With Dragons".

BUSH will put out its first album in a DECADE on September 13th. It's called "The Sea of Memories". (Full Story) (--Singer GAVIN ROSSDALE and drummer ROBIN GOODRIDGE are back, but guitarist NIGEL PULSFORD and bassist DAVE PARSONS decided not to return. They've been replaced.)

For the past five years, there's been a bar in Dundee, Scotland called Lennon's Bar, which is dedicated to the memory of JOHN LENNON. Well, YOKO ONO just found out about it, and is SUING the owner for copyright infringement. (Full Story)

RONNIE won't have to take a hit on his permanent record for clocking a dude on the first season of "Jersey Shore". Instead, he'll just have to do some community service and go through a "pretrial intervention program." (Full Story)

SAMANTHA RONSON accidentally pushed an elevator emergency button over the weekend, which got her stuck in an elevator with a few of her family members and a friend who was "deathly afraid of elevators." As horrific as this situation surely was, LINDSAY LOHAN wasn't there . . . so it could've been worse. (Full Story)


A New Study Finds That No, Opposites Don't Attract:

How do I put this lightly . . . unless you're a model, you probably aren't going to end up dating a model. I know. Devastating. --According to a new study out of the University of California, Berkeley, we've been wrong all along . . . opposites actually DON'T attract. --The researchers at Cal found that people are subconsciously drawn to people who are in their league and their same basic level of attractiveness. --We may fantasize about more attractive people, but when it comes time to actually date, people are surprisingly realistic. --The researchers tested this by analyzing who contacted who on dating sites. --The most popular, attractive users tended to contact other popular users at a higher rate than expected. The same thing happened with less attractive users contacting each other. --The most attractive people seeking each other out was what the researchers expected . . . but they say they were surprised at just how much the less attractive people gravitated toward each other as well. (Daily Mail) (--You know who's going to be most devastated that opposites don't attract? PAULA ABDUL and MC SKAT KAT.)
Americans are Happier on Weekends Than Weekdays . . . But No Specific Weekday is More Depressing Than Any Other:

This isn't exactly a shocker. Or even a mild surprise. According to a new study by the National Bureau of Economic Research, Americans are happier when we're not working than when we are working. --The study found that the average person socializes 1.7 hours more on a weekend than a weekday. --We spend about 5.4 hours per weekday talking and hanging out with friends and family, versus 7.1 hours on weekends. --And thanks mainly to that difference, our average happiness increases about 2% on weekends. That doesn't sound like a lot, but across the entire population it's pretty significant. --The study also found that there's no specific weekday that makes us more depressed than any other weekday. Mondays aren't any more depressing than Fridays, at least statistically. --The people who showed the biggest jumps in happiness between weekdays and weekends are men, married people, parents, and people with full-time jobs . . . especially people who are miserable at their full-time jobs. (Yahoo News)

92% of Working Mothers are Stressed Out . . . But So are 89% of Stay-At-Home Moms:

We know that being a working mother is stressful. That's a scientific fact. Juggling a career and a family is one of the hardest things anyone will EVER do. --But if you find yourself dreaming of leaving your job to give yourself the relief of just focusing on the family . . . bad news. Stay-at-home moms are all just as stressed as you are. --According to a survey by TheBump.com and Forbes Woman, 92% of working mothers say they're stressed and overwhelmed. But . . . so are 89% of stay-at-home moms. --85% of stay-at-home moms say they don't get a break when their partner gets home from work and 50% say they NEVER get a break from parenting at all. (New York Daily News)

Gonorrhea Has Evolved . . . From an STD Into a Possible Worldwide Epidemic:

Gonorrhea finally got sick of being the joke of the STD world. I mean, no one worries about gonorrhea, right? You could beat that thing with a few weeks of antibiotics, laugh in its face, and go right back to humpin'. --Well . . . those days may be over. Scientists have found a new evolved strain of gonorrhea in Japan. And not a single one of the known treatments can kill it. --If it spreads, it means gonorrhea could go from an STD afterthought to a potential WORLDWIDE EPIDEMIC. --If gonorrhea can't be treated, it can lead to pelvic inflammatory disease in both genders, and pregnancy issues and infertility in women. --It also makes a person more susceptible to contracting other STDs, including HIV. --So scientists are trying to get trials for new gonorrhea treatments going, to see if a brand-new class of drugs called carbapenems could knock this strain out. (Yahoo News)

A Gigantic 16-Pound, Two-Foot Long Baby was Born in Texas:

Someone get this woman a jug of whiskey and an ice pack, STAT. --On Friday, Janet Johnson of Longview, Texas gave birth to the biggest baby in Texas history. He's a baby boy who came out two feet tall . . . and SIXTEEN POUNDS. --The average baby weighs about seven-and-a-half pounds, or less than HALF of what Janet's baby weighed. --Her baby's name is JaMichael Brown. --Right now he's under observation because there are some potential health problems for babies that big. They can have high blood sugar at birth which makes them more prone to diabetes. But otherwise, he's a totally healthy baby. --And because you're curious, yes, he was delivered via C-section. --The world record for the largest baby is 23 pounds, 12 ounces. (CBS 19 - Tyler)

An 11-Year-Old is Suing Her Father . . . Because His Road Rage Got Him Shot and Destroyed the Family:

This case is unusual and confusing and effed up and ridiculous. But mostly . . . it's just sad. --11-year-old Kaitlyn Hardwerk of Philadelphia is SUING HER FATHER. And it's all because of a disastrous road rage incident that destroyed their family. --Back in October of 2008, Kaitlyn's father, Thomas Timko, was driving Kaitlyn home from some swimming and shopping. A driver cut him off and Thomas flashed the guy his middle finger. --Turned out the guy he flipped off was Christian Squillaciotti, a former Marine who's schizophrenic . . . and was carrying a gun. He fired FOUR SHOTS into Thomas' car. Kaitlyn wasn't hit or even injured, but Thomas took a bullet to the head. --He survived, but it left him with permanent brain damage and out-of-control medical debt. It also shattered the family . . . in 2009, he and Kaitlyn's mother, Lori Hardwerk, divorced. And Lori was left with persistent psychological problems. --That all led to . . . Kaitlyn SUING her father. Her suit claims that his road rage left her with crippling emotional scars. She's gone from being a happy, energetic girl to someone afraid of all noises and almost all people. --Kaitlyn is not suing Squillaciotti, who is doing 13 to 26 years for attempted murder. And apparently, she still sees her father . . . they just don't talk about the lawsuit. The suit is for an undisclosed amount. (ABC News)

You're Ten Times More Likely to Get Away With Murder in Brazil Than in the U.S. or Europe:

We would never condone murder, but if you're dead set on killing someone . . . you might want to consider taking them to Brazil first. --That's because Brazil is really bad at solving murders. Brazilian police only solve about 8% of all the murders that occur there. --In the U.S. and Europe, police generally solve between 70 and 80% of murders. That means you're NINE to TEN times more likely to get away with murder in Brazil. --Public defenders in Rio de Janeiro say that the area around the city has a backlog of 60,000 unsolved murders dating back 10 years. That amounts to 16 unsolved murders a DAY for the last decade. --In fact, in 24,000 of those cases, police haven't even managed to identify the victim. --Rio police tried to create a special homicide division to help with the problem, but that only improved their solution rate by about 3%. (Denver Post)

A Study Finds That Hypoallergenic Dogs Are No Better For Allergic People Than Regular Dogs:

Two groups you don't want to upset are dog lovers and people with allergies . . . and neither of them are going to like this news very much. --A study found that hypoallergenic dogs shed just as many allergy-causing particles as regular dogs. -In other words, allergic people who buy breeds like Bichon Frises, poodles, and PRESIDENT OBAMA'S Portuguese Water Dog . . . are no better off than if they'd bought a beagle or a mutt. --Dr. Christine Cole Johnson of Henry Ford Hospital took dust samples from 173 homes, including 11 different hypoallergenic breeds and 49 regular dog breeds. --Almost all of them tested positive for levels of Canis Familiaris 1, which is the protein that causes some people to have an allergic reaction. --The study found no difference in Canis Familiaris 1 levels between purebred hypoallergenic dogs, mixed-breed hypoallergenic dogs, and non-hypoallergenic dogs. --Dr. Johnson summed things up by saying, quote, "The idea that you can buy a certain breed of dog and think it will cause less allergy problems for [an allergic person] is not borne out by our study." (CBC)

Trial of the Century? A Former NASA Agent is Suing a "Deadliest Catch" Captain Over Custody of a Moon Rock:

If you're looking for a way to restore your faith in the judicial system after the CASEY ANTHONY verdict, we have the case for you: A former NASA undercover agent is suing a former "Deadliest Catch" crab boat captain . . . over custody of a moon rock. --The captain is no one you've heard of: Coleman Anderson captained "The Western Viking" for the first half of Season One of the show, back in 2005. His crew hated him and the boat had constant mechanical problems. --As if being a crab fisherman isn't cool enough, Coleman also has a moon rock. President Nixon gave the rock to the Anchorage Transportation Museum in 1969, along with a commemorative plaque. --The museum burned down in 1973, and Coleman, who was 17 at the time, helped with the clean up. He found the rock and the plaque in the rubble, and kept them. --That's the backbone of Coleman's case. He says that the museum asked him to clean up the garbage on the site, meaning they'd already recovered everything they wanted and relinquished any claim to the rest of it. --But now the State of Alaska wants the rock back. They're being spurred on by a guy named Joe Gutheinz, a former NASA investigator who's made it his life's mission to recover all 230 rocks that astronauts brought back from the moon. --He's found 70 of them so far, and he even went undercover in Honduras back in 1998 to recover a rock being sold on the black market for $5 million. (Seattle Times)


A Man Goes to Jail After Fighting With a Woman About the Casey Anthony Verdict:

Well, at least SOMEONE'S going to do jail time over CASEY ANTHONY. --On Saturday night, 42-year-old Robert Hakimoglu of Melbourne Beach, Florida was having an argument with a woman about the Casey Anthony verdict. Basically, he was happy she was acquitted of murdering her two-year-old daughter. --According to the cops, quote, "He agreed with the [jury's] decision and said anybody who didn't agree with it is not an American. And he said he would like to meet [Anthony] and maybe have kids with her." --That infuriated the woman . . . who he had just met that night. They started arguing . . . it escalated and turned physical . . . and Robert allegedly hit her in the FACE. --When the cops got there, Robert jumped off a pier into a lagoon to try to escape. And he did . . . they couldn't find him. --Two hours later they gave up searching the lagoon and found him sleeping in his bedroom at his parents' house. Yes, he's 42 and lives with his parents. --He was charged with battery and resisting arrest without violence. (Florida Today)

A Father is Arrested After His 18-Month-Old Son is Spotted Outside His Mobile Home Drinking Beer:

This is just so WRONG. On Saturday night, 28-year-old Elvin Garcia of Orlando, Florida passed out DRUNK inside his mobile home. In the process, he left his 18-month-old son unattended. --And the boy apparently decided to act like his father . . . and start DRINKING BEER. --Fortunately, a neighbor at the trailer park spotted the kid outside, drinking out of beer bottles on the ground, and called 911. -When the cops got there, Garcia was arrested for child neglect. --Fortunately, the boy hadn't consumed enough alcohol to require medical treatment . . . but he's been placed with the state and will now go to foster care. --His mother is in a mental hospital and there are no other relatives nearby. (ABC 9 - Orlando)

A Hotel Clerk Defused a Potential Hostage Situation By Talking a Nude Woman Into Putting Down Her Gun:

On Sunday around 2:30 A.M., 32-year-old Patricia Wright of Fairfield, California walked into the lobby of the Super 8 Motel she was staying at in Vacaville, California. --Two things stood out: One, she was carrying a loaded semi-automatic gun. And two, SHE WAS COMPLETELY NUDE. --She told the male clerk at the desk that she was afraid of the man she was staying with at the hotel. Oh, and also that she'd just done quite a bit of reefer and ecstasy. --The clerk called the police, but then started talking to Patricia. He stayed calm and level-headed, listened, didn't provoke her . . . and after about half an hour, he was able to talk her into putting down the gun. --After he secured it behind the desk the police charged in and arrested Patricia. --She's been charged with possession of a loaded firearm in a public place, and possession of a firearm with the serial number removed. She wasn't hit with any indecent exposure charges for her nudity. --The police praised the clerk for the way he handled things, saying, quote, "Thankfully, this never turned into a hostage situation." (San Francisco Chronicle)

Police Caught an Armed Robber Because He Wrote About it in His Diary:

And now, the story of a grown man who's going to jail because he couldn't resist pouring his heart out into his diary. --On June 12th, 2010, 21-year-old Jonathan Ochola of the English town Ilford was accused of robbing a convenience store at gunpoint in Portsmouth, England. --When he was caught, Jonathan tried to pin the entire thing on his friend, 21-year-old Rashad Delawala. He said Rashad robbed the store without telling him, he was just in the car the entire time. --And he might have gotten away with it too . . . if the cops hadn't gotten their hands on his DIARY. -When they flipped to June 12th, they found that Jonathan had written, quote, "Go Portsmouth, robbery happens." --Both Jonathan and Rashad have pleaded guilty to robbery. --They'll be sentenced later this month. (Daily Mirror)


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

A high school coach and janitor in Seattle won a $3.4 million lottery jackpot five years ago, and recently spent some of it on a new track for the school . . . just like he always said he would if he ever won the lottery. (Full Story)

According to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, cats kill a billion birds a year. The next three biggest bird-killers are: Flying into buildings, which causes 970 million bird deaths . . . power lines, 174 million . . . and getting hit by cars, which kills 80 million birds a year. (Full Story)

35-year-old Donny Weston got hammered in Anchorage, Alaska last Thursday night, and stole the city van that gives rides to drunk people . . . WHILE social workers were helping drunk people. Then he took it for a joy ride . . . crashed into a bus . . . and took off. According to the police, the inebriated men in the back of the van didn't even notice. (Full Story)

Now you can buy 'Awkward Family Photos' . . . the board game. (Full Story)

The space shuttle crew is experimenting with a system that turns pee into a sugary energy drink. (Full Story)

Before raiding the bin Laden compound, the CIA tried to lure him out with a fake vaccination drive? (Full Story)

Tom Stuker of Chicago just became the first frequent flier to pass 10 million miles. (Full Story)


#1.) A Naked Guy Took on a Bull in Spain . . . and Lost:

You have to be pretty brave to run with the bulls in Pamplona, Spain. Any by "brave" I mean "stupid." But you have to be even braver to go STREAKING with the bulls. And on Sunday, one very brave, very nude man did exactly that. --It happened in the arena at the end of the course. The bull picked him up with its horns, threw him in the air, and the crowd loved it. Luckily, he just got tossed around and didn't get gored. --But he did get arrested for causing a public disturbance. (--Search YouTube for "Streaker Gets Owned by Bull." The bull goes after the naked guy at :35. You can also check out still photos of it at the Daily Mail website.) (--WARNING: Someone in the background says the S-word at :10.)

#2.) A Car Ran into a Rider at the Tour de France . . . and Caused Another Rider to Flip Over His Handlebars and Land on a Barbed Wire Fence:

If you haven't seen it, there was a big crash at the Tour de France on Sunday. A French TV car was driving right next to the leaders when it swerved to avoid a tree on the side of the road, and bumped into a rider from Argentina. --That Argentine rider went down, but one of the guys behind him got the worst of it. He's a Dutch rider named Johnny Hoogerland, and he flipped over his handlebars . . . and landed on a BARBED WIRE FENCE. --The barbed wire ripped up his leg and ripped OFF the bottom portion of his uniform.
(--Search YouTube for "Bizarre Crash Hoogerland in Tour de France." The crash happens 12 seconds in. See the UNCENSORED picture at TotalProSports.com.)

#3.) Check Out an "Extreme Marriage Proposal" that's Actually an Ad for an Energy Drink:

There's a new video on a YouTube called "My Extreme Marriage Proposal", and it's definitely extreme . . . but it's not a real marriage proposal. --It starts with a guy standing at the edge of a building with his girlfriend and a bunch of other people. And he says he wants to ask her an important question. Then he tells his buddy to toss him "the ring," but the guy throws it too far . . . --So when the groom-to-be reaches for it, he falls off the building. Naturally the girlfriend freaks out and runs to the edge . . . but when she looks down, she sees that he landed on a giant airbag, with "Will you marry me?" written in giant letters on the ground. --Which would be a pretty amazing wedding proposal . . . and pretty MEAN . . . but it's an ad. It just FEELS like it was staged . . . and most of the people in the video are drinking an energy drink called "Neuro." (--The ring toss happens at :21.)

The Truth Behind Five Popular Infomercial Products:

You've seen infomercials for a million products. And if you've bought any of them, you know they almost always suck. So "Good Housekeeping" thoroughly tested five of the most popular products you've seen on TV. And here's what they found.

#1.) The Shake Weight. It's supposed to sculpt your arms in just six minutes a day. "Good Housekeeping" found that the DVD workout actually takes about 9 minutes . . . which still isn't too bad. And more importantly, it worked. --But a second group of people worked out with two-and-a-half-pound dumbbells for 30 minutes a day, three days a week. And they actually got better results.

#2.) The ShamWow. It's supposed to hold 12 times its weight in water. And believe it or not, it's true according to "Good Housekeeping". They found that it actually holds THIRTEEN times its weight. --But the more they washed it, the less absorbent it got. And even though it was good for cleaning electronics, a regular towel was better for most spills.

#3.) The MagicJack. It's the thing that plugs into your computer and uses your Internet connection so you can have a phone line for just $20 a year. And it works. --But the sound quality isn't as reliable as a landline. Plus, it has issues with 911, and the police can't automatically find your address when you call from it. So "Good Housekeeping" says it's a great option for a SECOND phone line.
#4.) UGlu. You might not know this one, but the slogan is, "The strength of super glue. The convenience of tape." So, in other words, it's extra-strong double-sided tape. --"Good Housekeeping" tried it on 14 different materials, including metal, plastic, wood, and fabric. And most things stuck together really well, even if they got wet. The only thing that made the bond weaker was heat. --Overall, they say it's good for small fixes. But it can't hold as much weight as it's supposed to, so it's not very good for big jobs.

#5.) The Nuwave Pro Infrared Oven. "Good Housekeeping" says it's only worth paying $150 for one if you don't have a REGULAR oven. --On average, they say it cooks things 50% faster than a conventional oven does . . . mostly because you don't have to preheat it. -But it tends to dry the food out, and it isn't good when you want to reheat something. (Good Housekeeping)

Red Cross Blood Supply Drops To Critically Low Levels

The American Red Cross has issued an appeal for blood donors to roll up a sleeve and address a critical shortage across the nation. Many donors are busy or traveling, school is out of session and donations have dropped dramatically. In May and June, while demand for blood products remained steady, donations were at their lowest level the Red Cross has seen during this time period in more than a decade. The Red Cross needs blood donors now more than ever. All types are needed, but especially O negative, which can be used to treat any patient. The Red Cross has responded to more than 40 major disasters across more than 30 states over the past three months and is reaching out to eligible blood donors, sponsors and community leaders to ask them to recruit people to help meet the needs of patients in communities across the United States. Individuals who are 17 years of age (16 with parental permission in some states), meet weight and height requirements (110 pounds or more, depending on their height) and are in generally good health may be eligible to give blood. Bring your Red Cross blood donor card or other form of ID when you come to donate. Eligible blood donors are asked to call 1.800.RED.CROSS (800.733.2767) or visit redcrossblood.org to find a blood drive near you.

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