Thursday, July 28, 2011


Kristin Cavallari Did a Photo Shoot in Several Wedding Dresses Last Thursday . . . Just Days Before Her Engagement Was Called Off:

This might be proof that it was Bears quarterback JAY CUTLER who dumped fiancée KRISTIN CAVALLARI . . . --Last Thursday . . . just FOUR DAYS before Jay and Kristin announced that the wedding was off . . . Kristin did a photo shoot for "Life & Style" magazine, wearing an assortment of wedding dresses. (--Here are some of the pics. Oh, and we also tossed in a shot of Kristin flipping the bird to a paparazzi photographer yesterday.) (Egotastic, E! Online) (--TMZ has a lot more pics, but they're smaller, and they all have the "TMZ" watermark on them.) --The question is, would a woman do a full-on bridal photo shoot if she knew . . . or even suspected . . . that the relationship was dead? --And the companion question is: If Jay was indeed the one who called it off, couldn't he have done it before Kristin got all bridal for the world to see? --I mean, they broke up within four days of this photo shoot. So he had to have known by then that he was taking himself out of the game . . . pun intended. --So if he DID know he wasn't going to walk the aisle . . . and he let Kristin do this photo shoot anyway . . . what does that say about him?

Denise Richards Has "Experimented" With Another Famous Woman She Won't Name:

If nothing else, DENISE RICHARDS will always be remembered for one of the greatest same-sex moments in the history of cinema. Of course, I'm talking about her freakiness in the swimming pool with NEVE CAMPBELL in "Wild Things". --But it turns out Denise did a little EXPERIMENTING in real life, too. She talks about it in her new book, "The Real Girl Next Door", but she won't reveal the name of her . . . shall we say, LAB PARTNER. --HOWARD STERN tried to extract her identity on his show the other day, but Denise wouldn't budge. She did admit, however, that she's famous. And she told Howard, quote, "You would know who she is." --She added, quote, "I just met her through friends and work and stuff . . . I was just curious. We were curious . . . She was a girly-girl. She's beautiful." (--Here's video.)

Alex Trebek Injured His Leg While Chasing Down a Burglar:

ALEX TREBEK was on crutches yesterday, because he injured his leg while chasing down a burglar at a hotel earlier that morning. --He said, quote, "It happened at 2:30 A.M., chasing a burglar down the hallway of my San Francisco hotel when my Achilles tendon ruptured and I then fell on carpet, bruising the other leg in process. Surgery on Friday." --Now, Alex is 71 . . . but let's not hand him the merit badge for bravery just yet. His burglar was a 56-year-old woman. --Alex woke to find her in his room and he chased her out into the hallway, where he fell and suffered his injury. --The woman . . . one Lucinda Moyers . . . was caught by hotel security. She had stolen some jewelry and cash from Alex's room, and was charged with felony counts of burglary and possession of stolen property.

Vanessa Hudgens Flipped Out on the Paparazzi . . . After They Filmed Her Smoking:

VANESSA HUDGENS apparently didn't want us to know she's a smoker. Because she went DOG NUTS when a photographer caught her burning one in the passenger seat of a car the other night. --Vanessa actually got out of her car and tried to force herself into the photographer's car. It's not clear what she was planning to do. (--Check out pics and video here. WARNING!!! There's some unbleeped profanity toward the end of the clip.)

Joe Pesci Claims He Gained 30 Pounds for the John Gotti Movie . . . Then Got Screwed Over by the Producers:

JOE PESCI is suing the producers of the JOHN GOTTI movie for allegedly screwing him over after he'd already gained 30 pounds for the role. --Pesci was hired to play Angelo Ruggiero, a friend and enforcer to Gotti . . . who's being played by JOHN TRAVOLTA. His salary was supposed to be $3 million. --But after Pesci started gaining the necessary weight for the part . . . and allowing the producers to use his name to promote the movie . . . they went back on the deal. Instead, they offered him a lesser part with a lower salary: $1 million. --Pesci is suing for the $3 million he says he was originally promised, plus punitive damages.
Was Amy Winehouse Killed by NOT Drinking?

There's a new theory as to what killed AMY WINEHOUSE: A LACK of substance abuse. -Britain's not-always-reliable "Sun" tabloid says Amy's family thinks her decision to quit booze cold turkey for three weeks was too much for her system. --A so-called "source" says Amy's doctor told her to quit drinking GRADUALLY . . . but she knew that wouldn't work, so she gave it up completely. And that caused serious withdrawal that led to a FATAL SEIZURE.

Ronnie Spector Will Release Her Own Version of "Back to Black" As a Charity Single:

'60s R&B icon RONNIE SPECTOR recorded a cover of AMY WINEHOUSE'S "Back to Black" two years ago. As a tribute to Amy, she's going to release it as a charity single, with the proceeds going to substance abuse treatment centers. (You can listen to it here.) (--By the way . . . Amy's "Back to Black" album re-enters the "Billboard" charts at #9 this week. You can read more about that here.)


"Cowboys & Aliens" Goes Up Against "The Smurfs" Tomorrow:

#1.) "Cowboys & Aliens" (PG-13)

Daniel Craig and Harrison Ford team up to fight aliens in the Old West: Daniel Craig wakes up in the desert with no memory, and a mysterious weapon on his arm that turns out to be the only thing that works against the invaders. --Olivia Wilde is the chick trying to help him get his memory back. It's based on a graphic novel of the same name and comes from "Iron Man" director Jon Favreau. (--Here are three versions of the trailer. But be CAREFUL. There's a bit of profanity at the end of the second trailer.) (Trailer #3) (Trailer #2) (Trailer #1)

#2.) "The Smurfs" (PG)

This is a mix of live-action and animation, with Hank Azaria playing the evil wizard Gargamel. He chases six of the smurfs to our world, where they're taken in by Neil Patrick Harris and "Glee's" Jayma Mays. --The smurfs are voiced by Jonathan Winters (Papa Smurf), Katy Perry (Smurfette), George Lopez (Grouchy Smurf), "SNL's" Fred Armisen (Brainy Smurf), "Star Trek's" Anton Yelchin (Clumsy Smurf) and Alan Cumming (Gutsy Smurf). (Trailer) (--Gutsy's the one in the kilt with the Scottish accent. Here's an amusing clip of him and Smurfette, sort of reenacting Marilyn Monroe's scene from "The Seven Year Itch" where her skirt gets blown up by air from a passing subway car.)

#3.) "Crazy, Stupid, Love" (PG-13)

Steve Carell gets dumped by his cheating wife, and starts taking dating lessons from a guy he meets at a bar, played by Ryan Gosling. The rest of the cast includes Julianne Moore, Emma Stone, Marisa Tomei, and Kevin Bacon. (Trailer)

Check Out the Trailer for "Battleship":

The trailer for "Battleship" hit the web yesterday, and as expected, it really doesn't seem connected to the game it's based on . . . except for the fact that it involves some Naval ships. --The enemy in this one isn't an opposing Navy . . . it's ALIENS. -If you think about it, the only thing they could really do to invoke memories of the game . . . besides the inclusion of a fleet of ships . . . is to have someone yell, "You sank my battleship!" --But that's probably not going to happen. At least there's no sign of it in THIS trailer. --"Battleship" stars Liam Neeson, "True Blood's" Alexander Skarsgard, Brooklyn Decker, Rihanna and Taylor Kitsch. (--The movie is due out next May. Check out the trailer here.) (--Speaking of Alexander Skarsgard, he and KATE BOSWORTH just broke up after about two years together. If that matters to you, you can read more about it here.)
Harrison Ford Was Reunited with Chewbacca on Last Night's "Jimmy Kimmel Live!":

Han Solo and Chewbacca were reunited last night, when HARRISON FORD paired up with a guy in a Wookie costume for a skit on "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" (--Here's a picture.) --By the way, PETER MAYHEW was NOT "inside" Chewbacca. It was just some random guy. Peter, who's 67 now, played Chewbacca in four "Star Wars" movies . . . the original trilogy, plus "Star Wars Episode 3: Revenge of the Sith".

Lady Gaga Was a Guest Judge on "So You Think You Can Dance" Last Night . . . And She Really Got Into It:

LADY GAGA was a guest judge on "So You Think You Can Dance" last night . . . and unlike some previous celebrity judges, she really got into it. And that included dissing some of the choreography and costume choices. --She also did plenty of over-reacting, which has kind of become her "thing." She wept . . . she threw one of her ridiculously huge shoes on the stage . . . she lectured the contestants . . . she told personal stories . . . and so on. ( put together a video of Gaga highlights. Check it out, here.)

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

--"So You Think You Can Dance" [Results Show] . . . 8:00 to 9:00 P.M. on Fox.

--"Hot, Famous and 40" . . . 8:00 to 9:00 P.M. on Bio. (--Celebrities 40-years old and over are profiled.)

--"Big Brother 13" [Eviction Night] . . . 9:00 to 10:00 P.M. on CBS.

--"Serving Life" . . . 9:00 to 11:00 P.M. on OWN. (--Forest Whitaker narrates this documentary which follows Louisiana maximum-security inmate hospice volunteers at Angola prison as they care for fellow dying inmates.)

--"Project Runway" [9th Season Premiere] . . . 9:00 to 10:30 P.M. on Lifetime.

--"L.A. Ink" [4th Season Premiere] . . . 10:00 to 11:00 P.M. on TLC.

--"The Green Room with Paul Provenza" . . . 11:00 to 11:30 P.M. on Showtime. (--Richard Belzer, Dave Attell, Janeane Garofalo, Doug Stanhope and Glenn Wool guest.)

Facebook Censored the Cover of Nirvana's 20-Year-Old "Nevermind" Album . . . Because of the Naked Baby?

Facebook reportedly censored the cover of NIRVANA'S two-decade-old "Nevermind" album . . . because it violates their policy on nudity. --Of course, this "nudity" is a naked BABY boy . . . with his boyhood exposed . . . who's swimming in a pool, looking at a dollar on a fishhook. --The cover is being used as part of a campaign promoting the upcoming 20th anniversary edition, which hits stores on September 20th. --Facebook removed the image, with this explanation: "Facebook does not allow photos that attack an individual or group, or that contain nudity, drug use, violence or other violations of the Terms of Use." --However, this nonsense appears to have been resolved, because an uncensored version of the cover is ALL OVER Nirvana's official Facebook page . . . as well as on countless Nirvana and "Nevermind" fan pages. --Facebook has not commented. (--We're assuming the issue pertained to Nirvana's official Facebook page, and as far as we can tell, it wasn't removed from Facebook completely.) The naked baby on NIRVANA'S "Nevermind" cover recently told the "Hollywood Reporter" that he's OK with EVERYONE having seen his boy-parts. --Spencer Elden, who's now 20 years old, said, quote, "Quite a few people in the world have seen my penis. So that's kinda cool." And he's always embraced it . . . he's participated in several re-creations of the cover over the years. --In all those, Spencer was wearing a bathing suit. But now, the original photographer Kirk Weddle wants to do another NUDE version. He says, quote, "Now that Spencer's old enough, I'd like to shoot him swimming nude again. --There's no word what Spencer thinks of that. (--Spencer recreated the shoot when he was 10, 17 and 20. Here they are, along with some other pictures of him.)
Amy Winehouse is Back on the "Billboard" Top 10:

We already knew AMY WINEHOUSE'S music has been selling like crazy since her death. But now we have some hard numbers for you. Amy has reentered the "Billboard" Top 10 . . . at #9. Her album "Back to Black" sold 37,000 copies this week, compared to about 1,000 albums the week before she died. --But keep in mind, the chart is calculated from Sunday to Sunday, and Amy died on Saturday. So that sales boost is only from about a day and a half. We won't see the full impact until next week. --Amy also had two other albums in the top 200 this week: Her first album, "Frank", sold 8,000 copies to land at #57 . . . and her digital-only "Back to Black: B-Sides" EP sold 3,000 copies at #152. Anyway, here's the rest of the Top 10 . . .

1.) "21", Adele (77,000 copies)

2.) (NEW) "Kidz Bop 20" (69,000 copies)

3.) (NEW) "Time of My Life", 3 Doors Down (60,000 copies)

4.) "4", Beyoncé (53,000 copies)

5.) (NEW) "We the Best Forever", DJ Khaled (53,000 copies)

6.) "Red River Blue", Blake Shelton (47,000 copies)

7.) (NEW) "Universal Pulse", 311 (46,000 copies)

8.) "My Kinda Party", Jason Aldean (43,000 copies)

9.) "Back to Black", Amy Winehouse (37,000 copies)

10.) "When the Sun Goes Down", Selena Gomez & the Scene (28,000 copies)

The Beach Boys Will Release a New Album to Celebrate Their 50th Anniversary:

There's been talk about a BEACH BOYS reunion on-and-off for a while now, but it's mostly been about getting back together for a show, or possibly even a tour. --But now, singer MIKE LOVE says the group is hoping to celebrate its 50th anniversary by recording a new album. It would be the group's first since their country album, "Stars and Stripes, Volume 1" in 1996. There never was a Volume 2. --Mike tells, quote, "Brian [Wilson] has written some songs, I've written some songs [and] we're talking very seriously about getting together and co-writing and doing some new music together." --This November marks the 50th anniversary of their first single "Surfin'". Their first album "Surfin' Safari" came out in October of 1962. But any new music probably wouldn't come out until NEXT year. --The goal for the reunion is to include all remaining original members of the band. In addition to Mike, who's 70 years old, and Brian, who's 69 . . . that would be AL JARDINE, who's 68, BRUCE JOHNSTON, who's 69, and DAVID MARKS, who's 62. (--CARL WILSON died in 1998 . . . and DENNIS WILSON passed away in 1983.) (--We can only hope this reunion would also include the greatest drummer this or any other band has ever had: JOHN STAMOS! Yes, John Stamos was a Beach Boy. Don't believe me? He even made it into their "Kokomo" video . . . where his hotness totally upstaged that of Tom Cruise!)


Showbiz Extras . . . Random Links to Additional Stories:

"Hustler" publisher LARRY FLYNT is offering to let DANIEL TOSH . . . of "Tosh.0" fame . . . run the magazine while he's away for a month. There's no word yet from Tosh, but I think we can all agree that the comedy potential here is THROUGH THE ROOF. (Full Story)

Former "American Idol" champ LEE DEWYZE is engaged. (Full Story)

OLIVIA WILDE was married at 18. Now that she's divorced at 27, she has no idea how to date. She says, quote, "I see the whole thing like someone who's been in a coma and I've come out like, 'Wait, people text message? They text love? How do you text about love??'" (Full Story)

BAM MARGERA was horsing around with a friend on a flight of stairs and fell down them. He says he may have broken his arm and some ribs. (Full Story)

I don't know why I find this so amusing, but I do: It's a picture of RENEE ZELLWEGER walking the streets of Santa Monica with a HUGE Starbucks order. Don't these people have assistants for that? (Photo)

BEN AFFLECK is upset that Congressional Republicans are using a scene from his movie "The Town" as inspiration during their debt ceiling battle with PRESIDENT OBAMA. (Full Story)

This might be getting out of hand now: A Marine has asked SCARLETT JOHANSSON to the ball. Sadly, Scarlett had to decline due to prior commitments . . . but she's sending a case of champagne to make up for it. (Full Story) has put together a list of the Top 25 Tours of the Year So Far. The top five are: U2, Roger Waters, Bon Jovi, Lady Gaga and Usher. (Full Story)

CHRIS BROWN and KELLY ROWLAND have confirmed that they're touring together this fall. It'll begin in September, but no dates have been announced. (Full Story)

STYX hasn't performed with former singer DENNIS DEYOUNG since 1999 . . . and guitarist TOMMY SHAW recently said he doesn't see them ever reuniting, because, quote, "we weren't even happy working with each other in our heyday." Well, now Dennis says he'd be open to getting back together, because, quote, "I gave that band my life." (Full Story)


Here's What Men Think About Drinking, Cars, Status, Crying, and Punching Their Boss in the Face:

(--Yesterday we gave you the dating and sex results from a huge survey. Today we're moving on to the lifestyle-type stuff.) just released the results of their fourth-annual Great Male Survey. More than 70,000 men responded. Here are some of the highlights of their results on lifestyle-type questions . . .

--The majority of men care what you think of their car. 54% say they know people judge them by their car and they want people to be impressed . . . or, at least they don't want to be EMBARRASSED.

--Do men get manicures and pedicures? 4% of men say they occasionally get a manicure or pedicure. That's the worldwide number. In the U.S. it jumps up to 7%.

--The ultimate "man's drink" is still beer. 35% say beer is the ultimate "man's drink" . . . followed by whiskey at 28% and scotch at 27%.

--The average number of shoes and suits. The average man has four to six pairs of shoes and one to three suits. 16% of men don't own a suit, and 1% own more than ten.

--Men think women are most attracted to abs. 38% say that women appreciate a man's abs the most. 25% think women like arms the most . . . 24% say chest . . . 12% say butt . . . and 1% say legs.

--13% of men never work out. Of the guys who do, 67% do it to feel good or stay healthy . . . only 16% admit they do it to attract women . . . and 4% say they're ADDICTED.

--Men are fine with crying. Only 4% say that real men never cry. 36% say it's OK for a man to cry after a tragedy . . . and 31% say it's fine for men to cry whenever.

--Virtually no men have filed a sexual harassment claim. 78% say they've never been harassed at work. 16% say they have but it didn't bother them . . . 3% say it bothered them but they didn't file a claim . . . and 1% actually took action.

--If you could get away with it, would you punch your boss in the face? 31% say yes. 48% say that they'd punch a co-worker in the face if they could get away with it.

--What is the ultimate male status symbol? Believe it or not, 37% of guys say "a family." 29% said a high-profile career, 23% said a beautiful wife, 7% said a great house, 3% said a great car, and 1% said membership to an exclusive club.

--43% of men don't have a bucket list but would like to make one. I guess they can put "make a bucket list" on their bucket list. (AskMen)

(--If you missed the results from yesterday on dating and sex, check them out here. Tomorrow we'll have the results from the final part of the AskMen Great Male Survey . . . 'The State of Men in 2011.')

For the Seventh Straight Year, Porsche is Voted the Most Appealing Car Brand in the U.S.:

Believe it or not, more people dream of driving a Porsche 911 than a foam green Suzuki hatchback. --Yesterday, J.D. Power and Associates released the results of their annual survey on the most appealing cars in the U.S. For the seventh straight year, Porsche came in first place. Suzuki came in last. --The cars are ranked based on owner evaluations on how gratifying the car is to buy, own, and drive. --The top of the list is dominated by luxury car brands. After Porsche, it goes: Jaguar, BMW, Land Rover, Audi, Mercedes-Benz, Lexus, MINI, Lincoln, and Cadillac. --Suzuki came in last, just below Subaru. Just ahead of those two are: Jeep, Nissan, Honda, Toyota, Dodge, Mitsubishi and Mazda. --Overall, vehicle appeal is at an all time high. The average score for all brands was 781 out of 1,000 . . . up from 778 last year. --The survey also ranked individual models based on their size and segment. Here are some of the big winners . . .

--Best subcompact car: Ford Fiesta.

--Best compact car: Chevrolet Volt.

--Best midsize car: Suzuki Kizashi. (--Even though Suzuki did the worst on the overall brand list, this model is apparently a big winner.)

--Best large car: Dodge Charger.

--Best compact sporty car: Volkswagen GTI.

--Best midsize sporty car: Dodge Challenger.

--Best entry premium car: Lexus IS.

--Best midsize premium car: BMW 5-series.

--Best large premium car: Hyundai Equus.

--Best midsize SUV/crossover: Dodge Durango.

--Best large SUV/crossover: Nissan Armada.

--Best large pickup: Ford F-150.

--Best minivan: Honda Odyssey.

(PR Newswire)

If You Want to Relax . . . Give a Massage?

I guess this explains how masseuses manage to keep their sanity, even with the absolutely filthy bodies and feet they have to stroke and caress on a daily basis. --According to a new study from the University of Bristol in England, GIVING a massage can be just as relaxing as GETTING one. Seriously. --A biologist named Andrew Radford led the study. Quote, "you might be gaining something yourself in being nice, by reducing [someone else's] stress." (MSNBC)

Dogs are No Longer Man's Best Friend . . . They've Been Replaced by Computers:

I don't know about this one, man. My computer is great, but it's never licked my face. --According to a new survey, people roundly believe that COMPUTERS have replaced DOGS as man's best friend. 67% said people rely on their computer more than their dog . . . only 6% said people rely on their dog more than their computer. --Even 38% of dog owners sold out and said that their computers are more important to them than their dogs. (IBN Live)

Here are the Names That are Most Likely to Make You a "Mama's Boy" or a "Daddy's Girl":

A new study has tried to figure out the baby names that lead to kids becoming a "mama's boy" or a "daddy's girl." --And their overall general finding is . . . kids with trendy names are the ones most likely to look to their mom or dad for everything, from daily cuddling to solving all of their problems, big and small.

--The top 10 names for mama's boys are:











--And the top 10 names for daddy's girls are:











--The researchers didn't speculate WHY kids with trendy names are more attached and dependent on their parents. --They study also found that 80% of mothers and 70% of fathers don't believe their children are closer to either parent. --But one out of six parents did admit that they feel closer to one of their children than another. (FemaleFirst)

Cleaning the Bathroom is the Worst Chore . . . and Kids Spend as Much Time Arguing About Chores as Doing Them:

No one likes doing chores, kids are useless when asked to help out, and Mom ends up doing them all. We all knew that, but a new survey by CLR cleaning products has confirmed it. Here's what they found . . . --Six in ten kids never help with chores unless they're asked by their parents. --Even when they're asked, kids don't contribute much. Nearly half of them said they would "do anything" to get out of chores, and half of parents said their kids spend as much time arguing about chores as doing them. --Two out of five kids say that their parents have taken away one of their possessions to try to get them to do chores. And the same number of kids say their parents have offered to buy them a gift in exchange for helping out. --37% of kids say their parents use chores as punishment for things they do wrong. --Mom spends an average of 9.9 hours a week doing chores, more than anyone else in the family. Dad spends 7 hours. Kids only spend 4.9 hours a week. Despite that, 37% of kids say they shouldn't have to do so many chores. --Kids and parents agree that cleaning the bathroom is the worst household chore. And kids are twice as likely as adults to hate doing the dishes. (PR Newswire)

Most Americans Would Help a Neighbor Having Financial Problems . . . and One in Ten Would Let a Neighbor Live With Them:

If you're having financial trouble, maybe this'll cheer you up: The vast majority of Americans say they would help out a neighbor during tough times. --State Farm Insurance sponsored the survey. (--Get it? They're the "Like a Good Neighbor" company.) --Five out of six people say they'd do something to help a neighbor in need. People who live in cities, suburbs, and rural areas are equally willing to help out. --The most popular way to help out is helping an unemployed neighbor look for work. 45% of us are willing to do that. 44% would cook meals for neighbors. --One out of three people would watch their neighbors' kids for free to help them save on childcare costs. --15% of us would lend a neighbor money, and 10% of us would let neighbors live with us for a short time. --Even if there are no money problems, people are willing to help their neighbors out. 46% of us watch our neighbor's home when they're away. --However, three out of five people have a pet peeve about their neighbors. The biggest complaints are out-of-control pets and kids (33%), noise (29%), and poorly maintained property (26%). (PR Newswire)

Without Realizing It, People Think Washing Their Hands Can Cure Bad Luck?

Do you know the superstition about washing your hands for good luck? It's an old belief that you can put bad luck behind you and start with a clean slate by washing your hands. --It's probably related to the phrase 'to wash your hands of it' . . . when you don't want to be associated with the bad consequences of something. --Well apparently, without realizing it . . . people take it literally. --A study at Hong Kong University had students bet real money on a game of chance. After a few games, some people could wash their hands and some couldn't. Then, they got to bet on a few more games. --The researchers found that people who got to wash their hands after losing streaks bet almost TWICE as much as people who didn't get to wash their hands. --The researchers say that we subconsciously believe that washing our hands really CAN remove bad luck . . . even though we would all say that's ridiculous. (Wall Street Journal)

A Woman is Going to Trial Because Her Truck Nutz Violated Obscenity Laws:

We've been BIG fans of TRUCK NUTZ ever since we heard about them. If you aren't familiar, first of all . . . shame on you and your family. Second of all, they're a plastic molding of a man's love satchel that you hang from your trailer hitch. --Anyway, a 65-year-old woman named Virginia Tice from Bonneau, South Carolina is also a BIG FAN of the look. So much so that she bought a nice, bright red-colored pair and hung them off the trailer hitch on her truck. (--Technically, she didn't buy Truck Nutz. She bought their more expensive cousin, Bulls Balls. But Truck Nutz are the better known brand.) --There's only one problem. South Carolina has a law banning obscene bumper stickers. And when some cops spotted Virginia's ornament, they felt like she fell under that law. --On July 5th, she was given a $445 ticket because of her testes. The story didn't hit the press until now. --And her case is actually going to go to TRIAL next month, by request of the Bonneau police chief. He wants a judge to decide and rule whether these and future Truck Nutz can be considered obscene under the bumper sticker law. --In the past, Maryland, Florida, and Virginia have debated the obscenity of Truck Nutz, but none of those states ruled them obscene. --Virginia's attorney says she doesn't want to discuss the case before the trial. (Charleston Post and Courier)

A Man is Injured When He Lights a Cigarette Inside a Port-a-Potty and it Explodes . . . Blame it on the Gas?

On an episode of "MythBusters" about six years ago, they proved that lighting a cigarette in a Port-a-Potty shouldn't make it explode: Even though your feces can produce flammable methane gas, there's not enough to cause an explosion. --Well . . . a member of Australia's Air Force just busted "MythBusters". --On Monday, the guy was in a Port-a-Potty outside the Rockhampton Airport in Queensland, Australia. While he was doing his dirty business in there, he lit up a cigarette. And the Port-a-Potty EXPLODED. --He suffered life-threatening third-degree burns to his head, face, arms, chest, and throat. --Officials wouldn't confirm or deny that it was a methane buildup that caused the explosion. --They DID suggest the explosion could've been somehow connected to a military training exercise that the U.S. is running for Australian soldiers right now. (--In other words . . . somehow this is America's fault.) --About two out of every five people produces waste that gives off methane gas. For an explosion to happen, the concentration of methane in the Port-a-Potty has to be between 10% and 15%. (Courier Mail) (--Here's a video of "MythBusters" trying to make a Port-a-Potty explode.)

A DMV Office in California Was Closed For a Week After a Student Driver Rammed Their Car into It:

We've all THOUGHT about driving straight through the wall of the DMV. Just to show them. But this was supposedly an accident . . . --A student driver in Roseville, California was practicing in the parking lot of the local DMV on Monday around 8:00 P.M. (--Roseville is just northeast of Sacramento.) --But the kid hit the gas pedal instead of the brake and drove through the wall of the building, leaving a hole about three feet tall and four feet wide. Since he was behind the wheel of a car registered to the driving school, we're assuming the instructor was in the car with him. --Which is kind of strange, since by the time police responded they were GONE. So they're treating it as a hit and run. --Local driving schools regularly give lessons in the DMV parking lot after hours, and this is the THIRD time in the last FIVE years that a student has hit the building. --The building's closed this week and maybe longer, depending on how much damage contractors find. Anyone who had scheduled a driving test will be accommodated, they just have to wait outside in the heat on plastic lawn chairs. (Roseville Press Tribune) (--Which means the impossible happened: Visiting the DMV just got suckier. Check out the boarded-up damage and the people waiting outside, here.)


Police in Philly Got a Call About a Guy Sitting Naked on His Porch . . . and Found He was Hoarding 25 Animals Inside:

On Tuesday, the police in Philadelphia got a call: There was a man sitting outside of his house, in broad daylight, NAKED. --But when they got there, they found something MUCH more disturbing than the naked guy . . . although, yeah, he was still there and naked. They found out he was an out-of-control ANIMAL HOARDER. --The Pennsylvania SPCA was called in and found 25 animals altogether . . . some living, some dead. --The animals included four live male pit bulls, one dead female pit bull, a cat, four dead turtles, two living turtles, a tarantula, a live iguana, a dead iguana, domesticated rats, live roosters, and a FOUR-FOOT ALLIGATOR. --Neighbors said they've complained about the smell for years . . . but the cops couldn't get a search warrant. Finally, the call about nudity got them over, they spotted a dead iguana in plain sight . . . and THAT was enough for a warrant. --The man's name is John Pilotti and he'll be charged with animal cruelty. --His son, John Pilotti Junior, was also arrested on Tuesday . . . he attacked a local Fox news reporter and cameraman on live TV when they came over to report on the animal hoarding. (Philadelphia Daily News) (--Here's the video of the reporter and cameraman being attacked.)

A Guy Had His Friend Shoot Him To Win Back an Ex-Girlfriend . . . But She Didn't Even Visit Him in the Hospital:

All guys have fantasized about playing the sympathy card to win back an ex. Because if she feels sorry for you, you might at least get some pity sex. But in reality it's a pretty lame plan . . . especially if you incorporate GUNS. --20-year-old Anthony Cardella lives in Milwaukee. This past January he was upset that his girlfriend had broken up with him. And he decided that the sympathy ploy was his best bet at getting her back. --So he asked a friend . . . 24-year-old Michael Wezyk . . . to shoot him three times, and make it look like he'd been attacked by "some bad guys". That would make his girlfriend feel sorry for him, and increase his chances of getting back together. --Anthony couldn't shoot himself, because he's a convicted felon, and it's illegal for him to handle firearms. So he offered Michael cash and pain pills to do the deed. (--Which would be . . . more legal?) --Instead of shooting Anthony in the back or chest, like he'd requested, Michael shot him once in the arm. Then Anthony asked him to fire again, but Michael said, "I'm done." --Anthony's story began unraveling at the hospital, and they were both convicted of felonies. --And the girl never even bothered to visit him. (Journal Sentinel)

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

Want an alternative to vacation bible school? Now your kids can try atheist summer camp. (Full Story)

For everyone who's accidentally killed their goldfish after, like, a week: Two goldfish named Shaggy and Daphne were found alive, in their tank, 134 days after the February earthquake in Christchurch, New Zealand. They were in a part of downtown that's been off-limits, and they survived for four-and-a-half months by eating algae and three of the other fish in the tank. (Full Story)

A drunk driver killed herself and seven others driving the wrong way on a highway in New York two years ago . . . so her husband is suing the state for not putting up enough "wrong way" signs. (Full Story)

A guy in Phoenix killed his girlfriend because he suspected her of cheating on him . . . then lived with her body for two months. (Full Story)


#1.) Ok Go Released a New Video Shot Entirely Through a Glass Floor

OK GO is the band behind all those crazy music videos . . . like the 'treadmill video' and the one with the Rube Goldberg machine. It's like as their songs get weaker, their videos become more elaborate. The new one is for a song called "All Is Not Lost". --This one features the band wearing spandex body-suits along with the dancers from a group called Pilobolus. And the whole thing is shot looking up through a glass floor. --Near the end, they use their feet to spell out the phrase "All is not lost" in a bunch of different languages. But if you watch the interactive version on the website, you can make them spell anything you want. (--Search YouTube for "Ok Go All Is Not Lost Official Video," or watch the interactive version at They start spelling words at 2:20.)
The Five Male Grooming Mistakes Women Hate the Most:

Guys are getting better at taking care of how they look, but a lot of them still don't care enough. So Yahoo surveyed women on Facebook, and came up with a list of grooming habits men should pay more attention to. Here are the top five.

#1.) Gross Toe Nails. If you like wearing sandals in the summer, it's even more important to keep your nails clean and trimmed. One woman in the survey said too many guys look like they have, quote, "Hobbit feet."

#2.) Having Hair Where You Shouldn't. The least popular place for stray hair was the nose. But ear hair was a close second. --And If you have something that even RESEMBLES a unibrow, do something about it. Just don't go overboard, because women also said they don't want a man's eyebrows to look more sculpted than THEIRS.

#3.) Not Enough Deodorant, or Too Much Cologne. Obviously, it's not very attractive if you stink. So use as much deodorant as you want. --But be careful with cologne, because as I'm sure you know . . . too much can be overpowering. Especially if it's budget. And that includes things like Axe Body Spray.

#4.) Ugly Feet. Most men don't wash their feet well enough in the shower, and they don't use lotion on them when they're dry. And yes, women notice --So if the bottoms of your feet look nasty, try actually scrubbing them when you shower tomorrow. And go spend five bucks on a bottle of lotion.

#5.) Hair That's as Hard as a Rock. Here's the only advice you need: If the wind doesn't move your hair AT ALL, you're using too much gel. (Yahoo)


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