Wednesday, August 3, 2011


Adam Lambert Doesn't See Himself Getting Married:

Now that gay marriage is becoming legal in more and more states, everybody's wondering when their favorite gay celebrities will rush to the altar. Well, if you're waiting for ADAM LAMBERT to do it, you might be waiting a long time. --Adam does have a boyfriend, but he says, quote, "I don't like to talk about my relationship so if you see pictures of us out to dinner together, then great! I don't see myself getting married in the future."

Jennifer Lopez Says Her Family Was Her "Biggest Dream":

In the new issue of "Vanity Fair", JENNIFER LOPEZ talks about how difficult it was to leave MARC ANTHONY. --She says, quote, "This was the hardest decision I've ever had to face. I really wanted this family to work. That was my biggest dream, and I worked hard at it. We both did. --"Sometimes it doesn't work . . . and that's sad. But I remain an eternal optimist about love. I believe in love . . . It's still my biggest dream." --As for WHY it didn't work, J-Lo didn't share any details we might actually WANT to hear. But she did cough out some vague, philosophical dog mess. --She said, quote, "Sometimes we don't realize that we are compromising ourselves. --"To understand that a person is not good for you, or that that person is not treating you in the right way, or that he is not doing the right thing for himself . . . if I stay, then I am not doing the right thing for me. --"I love myself enough to walk away from that now." --Jennifer also spouted the obligatory "I still love my ex" drivel . . . saying, quote, "I will always respect Marc as a singer and performer. We actually work great together, and he was always very supportive. --"Together we could make magic, and we did. He will always be in our lives. He will always hold a special place in my heart as the father of my children."

Marc Anthony Has Already Covered Up His "Jennifer" Tattoo":

In her new "Vanity Fair" interview, JENNIFER LOPEZ makes it sound like things are peachy for her and her soon-to-be ex-husband MARC ANTHONY. --But check this out: Marc USED TO have the word "Jennifer" tattooed on his wrist . . . and he's already gone and gotten it covered up with new ink. (--Check out the pics here.) (Bossip)

Watch Matt Damon Verbally Beat Down a Reporter Who Tries to Dis Teachers:

MATT DAMON was at an event called the Save Our Schools March in Washington over the weekend. His mother is a teacher, so he's pretty passionate about education. --Well, a Libertarian reporter tried to suggest that teachers can't be motivated to excel if they have job security. --And Damon gave her a pretty good verbal beat-down. He also shot down the cameraman when HE tried to jump in.
(--Check out the video here. WARNING!!! This clip contains bleeped profanity.) (--As TMZ pointed out, this scene felt like it was lifted out of "Good Will Hunting". Here's a scene from the movie that's very reminiscent of what went down Saturday.) (--If listening to Matt Damon spout off on issues is your thing, here's ANOTHER video from Saturday of Matt expounding on the debt ceiling issue.)

Watch Mila Kunis Chew Out a Reporter . . . In Russian:

You may not have known this, but MILA KUNIS was actually born in the Ukraine back in 1983, when it was part of the Soviet Union, and moved here when she was seven. She doesn't have an accent, but she speaks Russian. --Mila and JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE were in Moscow the other day doing press for "Friends with Benefits", when one of the reporters asked Justin why he's doing movies now instead of music. --That set Mila off for some reason, and she told the reporter off . . . in Russian. She said, quote, "Why movies? Why not? What kind of question is that? Why are you here?" --Justin, who was listening to translations of what everyone was saying through headphones, pointed to Mila and said, quote, "This is my bodyguard." (--Check out video here. It happens about 40 seconds in.) (--Is it just me, or is Mila, like, 10 to 15 times sexier when she's speaking Russian?)

Was Amy Winehouse Secretly Engaged When She Died?

The not-always-reliable British tabloids say that AMY WINEHOUSE was secretly engaged to boyfriend Reg Traviss at the time of her death. And Amy was trying to turn her life around so they could have a happy life together. --A source says, quote, "She wanted nothing more than to be his wife and to start a family with him. She wanted to get rid of her demons so badly. --"Amy was adamant about sorting herself out. Reg's proposal made her even more determined. She didn't want to carry on the way she was."

Check Out a Picture of Charlie Sheen with Brooke Mueller and the Kids:

Here's a picture you probably didn't expect to see: CHARLIE SHEEN, BROOKE MUELLER and their sons, Bob and Max . . . together, and apparently HAPPY. (--Check it out here.) (TMZ) --It was taken Sunday at Charlie's house, while Brooke was on a break from rehab. We probably shouldn't assume Charlie and Brooke are getting back together, though. Charlie says, quote, "Harmony is our goal. Sunday was a wonderful start."

Apparently, Lady Gaga Thinks WE Killed Amy Winehouse:

Okay, I enjoy LADY GAGA'S delusions up to a point. But she's been going way too far with this "don't kill the superstar" crap since AMY WINEHOUSE died. --It's pretty obvious that Gaga thinks WE killed Amy . . . because we just don't understand SUPERSTARS, and we don't know how to treat them. --She tells "Rolling Stone", quote, "She's really special. She just gave me a lot of hope and she deserved a lot better than what people gave her. --"And I hope that the world learns a lesson from this. I really hope they do. Because it's not her lesson to learn, it's the world's."


Ashley Hebert's "Solid Relationship" with J.P. Will Prove Us Wrong!

Since only TWO of the 21 relationships forged on "The Bachelor" and "The Bachelorette" have withstood the test of time . . . even just a LITTLE time . . . it didn't take long for the doubters to predict doom and gloom on this latest one. (--Again, the smart money is on "less than a year.") --But on "Good Morning America" yesterday, "Bachelorette" ASHLEY HEBERT and her new fiancé J.P. ROSENBAUM insisted that their love will buck the trend. --Ashley explained, quote, "We have a very solid relationship. We complement each other so well. He's exactly what I'm looking for . . . he's been my rock. Everything that happened on this season really brought us closer. We're a great combination. --"We're going to prove them wrong." --J.P. added, quote, "Definitely, this is something special . . . she's going to move to New York . . . we'll get settled and then talk about wedding. Maybe end of next year, fall of next year." (--You can enjoy video of the full interview, here.)

"The Bachelorette" Finale Was the Lowest-Rated in the Show's History:

"The Bachelorette" finale attracted 9.5 million viewers on Monday night. That isn't horrible, but it was down 29% from last season, and the show's lowest-rated finale. --And overall, Season Seven tied Season Four . . . the one with DEANNA PAPPAS . . . for the lowest-rated "Bachelorette" season. --Also, the post-finale "After the Final Rose" special pulled in 9.3 million viewers, which was down 26% from last season.

The Details of Ashley and J.P.'s Secret Weekend in New York City:

ASHLEY HEBERT and J.P. ROSENBAUM were under strict orders to keep their relationship under wraps until the finale aired . . . but the show allegedly helped them pull off a top-secret weekend tryst at a SAFE HOUSE in New York City. (???) --This covert operation was confirmed by a local "photographer," who told E! News, quote, "Ashley came to New York a few weeks after [filming the show] . . . she went to the safe apartment they used. --"ABC was very involved . . . brought one in at a time . . . and an assistant brought in their belongings hours later. After the weekend, J.P. left first, then Ashley walked out four hours after he did. It's a serious operation." --This "photographer" claims their love was UNDENIABLE . . . because Ashley was, quote, "wrapped around him like an octopus . . . they're googly eyed for each other."
MTV's "Real World" Contract Warns Contestants That They Might Die Or Contract AIDS During Filming:

The "Village Voice" got their hands on the 30-page contract that MTV has people sign before appearing on "The Real World" . . . and basically, MTV wants to be able to do anything they want, without being held responsible for ANYTHING.

--Here are a few highlights:

--You may die, lose limbs, and suffer nervous breakdowns.

--If you undergo any medical procedures while involved in the show, they carry the risk of infection, disfigurement and death.

--Your email may be monitored during participation.

--You promise not to hide from MTV cameras in establishments where they can't film.

--You may be humiliated and explicitly portrayed "in a false light."

--You grant the producer blanket rights to your life story. The producer can do pretty much anything they want with your life story, including mis-represent it.

--You authorize the producer to have total access to your school records, government forms and your credit history.

--Producers are under no obligation to conduct background checks on your fellow cast members. --If you contract AIDS or other sexually transmitted diseases while filming, MTV is not responsible. Interacting with other cast members carries the risk of "non-consensual physical contact" and should you contract AIDS during such an interaction, MTV is not responsible.
(--You can check out all the "Village Voice's" highlights, here. And you can review the actual contract yourself, here.)

John Stamos Is Attached to Star on a Show Called "Dead Lawyers":

JOHN STAMOS has been tapped to star in a legal drama called "Dead Lawyers". --Here's the premise: "A hotshot defense attorney is run over by a bus and finds himself in his own version of hell: A law firm on earth composed of other dead lawyers, all trying to right miscarriages of justice in order to redeem themselves." --The show doesn't even have a network yet, so it's too early to say when it might premiere. That's assuming it premieres at all. This same show, without Stamos, was being developed for Syfy eight years ago . . . but nothing ever came of it.

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

--"Big Brother 13" [Power of Veto competition] . . . 8:00 to 9:00 P.M. on CBS.

--"So You Think You Can Dance" [Performance] . . . 8:00 to 10:00 P.M. on Fox.

--"America's Got Talent" [Performance Show] . . . 9:00 to 10:00 P.M. on NBC.

--"Franklin & Bash" [1st Season Finale] . . . 9:00 to 10:00 P.M. on TNT. (--"Battlestar Galactica" minx Tricia Helfer and "Machete's" Danny Trejo guest star as an attorney and an over age wrestler.)

--"Royal Pains" . . . 9:00 to 10:00 P.M. on USA. (--"No Ordinary Family's" Julie Benz guest stars as a lesbian alpaca farmer.)

--"Hot in Cleveland" . . . 10:00 to 10:30 P.M. on TV Land. (--Valerie Bertinelli's character Melanie tires to dump her new boyfriend because of his foot fetish.)

--"Primetime Nightline: Beyond Belief" . . . 10:00 to 11:00 P.M. on ABC. (--Bob Woodruff and 11-year-old Colton Burpo recall their out-of-body experience.)

--"Cee-Lo Green: Talking to Strangers" . . . 11:00 to 11:30 P.M. on Fuse. (--Kelly Rowland concludes her interview with Cee-Lo.)
The Latest Kings of Leon Rumor: The Band Is Trying to Convince Caleb Followill to Go to Rehab:

Two anonymous sources tell "Us" magazine that KINGS OF LEON singer CALEB FOLLOWILL drinks too much . . . and that the rest of the band is trying to convince him to go to rehab. Here's what they're saying:

--Anonymous Source #1: Quote, "They are trying to get Caleb to go to rehab. It's mostly for alcohol. [That's why] they ended up canceling the whole tour . . . he drinks like a fish."

--Anonymous Source #2: Quote, "It's true. Caleb's drinking is out of control and they are trying to get him into rehab. It's a dark demon he has been fighting for awhile."

--However . . . there's an Anonymous Source #3 who claims Caleb's drinking isn't such a big deal: Quote, "They all drink, all the [bandmates]. Anyone in a band usually likes to have a few beers on the road . . . they have never discussed [Caleb's drinking] as a problem before." --For the record, a rep for the band has this to say: Quote, "The reason for the cancellation of the tour is Caleb is under doctor's orders for vocal rest. They feel terrible about canceling. They look forward to getting back on the road." --Officially, no one from Kings of Leon has said anything about Caleb "drinking like a fish" or "fighting a dark demon." --Bassist JARED FOLLOWILL however did Tweet, quote, "Inside sources are usually way outside the loop . . . just so you know." (--He's the one who previously Tweeted, quote, "There are problems in our band bigger than not drinking enough Gatorade.")

Caleb Followill Says He's "Just Trying to Get Better":

Despite all the talk about rehab and problems in the band, KINGS OF LEON singer CALEB FOLLOWILL is sticking with the more boring, "vocal issues" excuse. --When the paparazzi caught up with him, Caleb said, quote, "I'm just trying to get better . . . it's my voice. It's pretty messed up." When asked about getting back out on tour, he said, "I don't know. We'll see how it goes." (--Here's the video.)

Meat Loaf Faints Again . . . for the Second Time in a Week:

The Incredible Fainting MEAT LOAF has struck again. --Last Thursday night, Meat Loaf fainted during a concert in Pittsburgh . . . and on Sunday, it happened again. This time, it happened backstage after he performed a gig at the New Jersey Balloon Festival. --After he collapsed, he asked to be hooked up to an oxygen machine . . . and 10 minutes later, he was up-and-at-'em again. (--Here's a picture of Meat Loaf on the ground, getting oxygen.) --Meat Loaf hasn't commented . . . but since he blamed the first collapse on his asthma, it's probably safe to assume that was the cause of this one too. (--Forget Caleb Followill's voice issues, THIS is a guy who needs to take some time off.)

The Top 10 Punk Bands . . . According to "Rolling Stone" Readers:

"Rolling Stone" recently polled their readers to come up with a list of the Top 10 Punk Bands of All Time. They released the results yesterday. --If you're a REAL, old-school punk fan, you're probably going to disapprove of two things. First off, the list doesn't stray from the obvious, classic punk acts. But even worse, all of them were trumped by GREEN DAY, which was #1.

--Here are the results:

1.) Green Day

2.) The Clash

3.) The Ramones

4.) The Sex Pistols

5.) The Dead Kennedys

6.) Iggy and the Stooges

7.) Black Flag

8.) The Misfits

9.) Social Distortion

10.) Bad Brains

(--To read "Rolling Stone's" write-up on each band, hit up this link.)

Waka Flocka Flame Has Been Busted for Pot Possession:

WAKA FLOCKA FLAME . . . the rapper you know best because of his legal entanglements and his weird-ass name . . . has been busted for pot possession. --Here's what happened: He was pulled over for a routine traffic stop in Georgia yesterday . . . and when the cops got to his car, they smelled weed. They searched the vehicle, and discovered "a small amount of marijuana" on the floor. --Waka was cited for the weed . . . and for not wearing a seatbelt. He was not arrested this time. Last month, Waka was arrested for drug possession in New York, after he allegedly brought weed to a mall. (--Here's a picture of Waka talking with the Georgia cops.)

Jay-Z and Kanye West Are "Re-Routing" Their "Watch the Throne" Tour:

JAY-Z and KANYE WEST are "re-routing" their "Watch the Throne" tour. It's caused them to push the start date back a month. It was supposed to begin September 22nd in Detroit, but now it isn't getting off the ground until late October. --Jay-Z says they re-worked the tour to include more shows in certain locations. (--A final itinerary hasn't been released yet, but has posted a rundown on how some of the dates have been rescheduled. Here it is.)


Showbiz Extras . . . Random Links to Additional Stories:

PIPPA MIDDLETON has the most desired skin tone in the U.K., according to a poll of British women. Tanning experts are calling it "Royal Mocha". (Full Story)

SEAN KINGSTON says he had open-heart surgery TWICE after his jet ski accident. (Full Story)

REDMOND O'NEAL . . . the troubled son of RYAN O'NEAL and the late FARRAH FAWCETT . . . has been arrested for drug possession yet again. This time it was heroin. (Full Story)

In an alternate Marvel Comics universe, Spider-Man is getting killed by the Green Goblin . . . and a NEW Spider-Man who's half-black and half-Latino is replacing him. (Full Story)

LAURENCE FISHBURNE has signed on to play Perry White in the upcoming Superman movie, "Man of Steel". (Full Story)

The Lebowski Fest in New York City on August 16th is going to be EPIC . . . because Jeff Bridges, John Goodman, Julianne Moore and Steve Buscemi are all going to be there! (Official Site)

All current "Saturday Night Live" cast members are returning for the upcoming, 37th season. And ALEC BALDWIN will host the season premiere. It'll be his 16th time hosting, which is more than anyone else. (Full Story)


Hero of the Day: An 85-Year-Old Holocaust Survivor Went Skydiving on His Birthday to Stick it to Hitler . . . and Prove That "the [S.O.B.] Didn't Succeed":

It's time for our Hero of the Day. Gary Lenzner turned 85 last Sunday, and took the opportunity to celebrate in a pretty badass way. --Gary is a Holocaust survivor. In 1945, he managed to escape from the Buchenwald concentration camp while being led back from harvesting fields. He hid in a nearby farmhouse until Americans liberated the camp. --And to celebrate his 85th birthday, Gary decided to go skydiving . . . as an eff-you to Adolf Hitler. He said, quote, "I'd like to prove the [S.O.B.] didn't succeed." --He added, quote, "I had two children, eight grandchildren, and five great grandchildren, and now I'm jumping out of an airplane." --Gary now lives in Mission Viejo, California and went to Nichol's Field in San Diego for the birthday jump. He jumped tandem with an instructor from 10,000 feet. --The landing was successful, and Hitler can suck it, thanks to our Hero of the Day: Gary Lenzner. (Orange County Register)


Two Out of Three Americans Believe They're the Best Driver on the Road:

By definition, we can't ALL be the best driver in the country. But according to a new survey by Allstate Insurance, people in America simply CAN'T accept that. --According to the survey, 64% of Americans, or two out of three, believe they're better than basically everyone else on the road. That many people rated themselves as excellent or very good drivers. --And while we all think we're amazing . . . no one really thinks much of other people's driving skills. (--Typical. A similar survey found the exact same thing two months ago.)

--Only 29% say their friends have excellent or very good driving skills . . . 22% think other people their age are excellent or very good drivers . . . and 8% think people in nearby states are excellent or very good.

--Overall, everyone but teenagers think teenagers are the worst drivers. 81% of people say teenagers are average or poor drivers. 70% say senior citizens are average or poor.

--33% say people with kids in the car are average or poor. BUT . . . 64% of people who drive with their own kids say their driving is excellent or very good.

--And finally, 56% of people have been in an accident . . . but only 28% say the accident was their fault.


For the Third Straight Year, the Most Stolen Car in the U.S. is . . . the 1994 Honda Accord:

The National Insurance Crime Bureau just released their annual list of the 10 most stolen cars in the U.S. And good news: Your collection of Ferraris and Bentleys is totally safe. --For the third straight year, the most stolen car in the U.S. is . . . the 1994 Honda Accord. --It just beat out the 1995 Honda Civic and the 1991 Toyota Camry. --So why do thieves target cheaper foreign cars that are 16 to 20 years old, instead of stealing a bunch of Ferraris and modern luxury cars? --Two reasons. One, modern cars have much more sophisticated anti-theft systems, so they're harder to steal on a whim. --And two, at a chop shop, the parts from a new car aren't much more valuable than parts from older cars. --The good news: Overall, auto theft rates are dropping. Between 2009 and 2010 they went down 7.2%, according to preliminary stats. If that holds up, it'll be the lowest number of auto thefts since 1967.

--Here's the full top 10 list of the most stolen cars . . .

#1.) 1994 Honda Accord

#2.) 1995 Honda Civic

#3.) 1991 Toyota Camry

#4.) 1999 Chevrolet Silverado

#5.) 1997 Ford F-150 pickup

#6.) 2004 Dodge Ram

#7.) 2000 Dodge Caravan

#8.) 1994 Acura Integra

#9.) 2002 Ford Explorer

#10.) 1999 Ford Taurus

(CNN Money)

(--Check out the NICB site to see the top 10 stolen cars for each state.)

Here are the 15 Countries Americans Most Want to Visit:

We all know Americans don't take vacations out of the country. It's because, as much as the rest of the world doesn't want to admit it, we're the hardest working people on the planet. And also, because people in other countries smell bad. --A new poll asked people in the U.S. if they DID take a vacation to a foreign country, and cost wasn't an issue, where would they want to go. And the winner is . . . Italy. --Harris has been running this poll every year since 1997, and Italy has never finished worse than fifth. This is the third time they've been number one in the past four years. Great Britain came in second.

--Australia . . . which was the number one pick from 1997 through 2007 . . . came in third. Here's the rest of the list:







--Canada . . .?

--New Zealand, Switzerland, Israel, Brazil, and China rounded out the top 15. Brazil and China are new entries this year. The Netherlands and Mexico dropped off. --Split up by age, Italy is the top pick for people 18-46, and Great Britain is the pick for people 47 and up. (Harris Interactive)
There's Been a Huge Jump in Men Over 55 Getting Plastic Surgery . . . and Two-Thirds of Them are Dating Younger Women:

This study comes from Britain, so we can't guarantee it's true in the U.S. too . . . but we think there's a pretty good chance it is. --The study found there's been a HUGE jump in the number of men over 55 getting plastic surgery, and the overwhelming majority of those men have something in common. --They're getting-it-on with a YOUNGER WOMAN. --There's been a 102% increase in men over 55 getting plastic surgery. One out of every three men who get cosmetic surgery falls into that age group. --And 67% of them, or two-thirds, are dating or married to a woman at least TEN YEARS younger than them. --The three most common cosmetic surgeries for men over 55 are removing the bags under their eyes . . . facelifts . . . and MAN-BOOB REMOVAL. (EIN News)

Having Hope for the Future Makes Younger People Happy . . . Quietly Sitting on the Couch Makes Older People Happy:

We've got the results here of a new study from the University of Pennsylvania that's either going to make you really afraid of getting old . . . or really happy you're old enough to act like an old person. --The study found that at different ages, people have different things that make them happy. For people in their teens, 20s, and 30s, most of their happiness came from their levels of excitement and hope for the future. --For people in their 40s and up, almost all of their happiness came from their levels of contentment in the present, not the future. --When it came to specific events, "just sitting around all day" ranked high on happiness for people over 40 . . . and at the bottom for younger people. (LiveScience)

A Study Found that Rich Minorities Usually Stay in Poor Neighborhoods . . . While Rich Whites Move Out:

An analysis of U.S. Census data shows that "The Jeffersons" may not have been entirely realistic. --As we all know, when George's dry cleaning business began making money, he and Weezie moved on up to a dee-luxe apartment in the sky. --But according to sociologists at Brown University, when minorities become wealthy in real life, they tend to stay put. --The study found that the average black and Hispanic households making more than $75,000 a year live in poorer neighborhoods than the average white household making less than $40,000. --Minorities are more likely to stay in poorer neighborhoods in areas where segregation has always been high, like large cities in the Northeast and Midwest. --For instance, rich Hispanic families in Philadelphia live in neighborhoods where about one in seven of their neighbors are below the poverty line. --On the other hand, wealthy black families in the suburbs of Atlanta and Washington, D.C. are more likely to have wealthy neighbors, because the cities have a long history of minorities succeeding and moving to better neighborhoods. (USA Today)

A Mom Is Furious Because Her Autistic Daughter Won a "Best Personality" Award at a Beauty Pageant:

Here's more proof that when it comes to child beauty pageants, there's no one worth rooting for. --The Universal Royalty Beauty Pageant held the finals of a competition in Melbourne, Australia on Saturday, for children as young as two years old. --And one mom isn't happy with the outcome. (--And, knowing pageant moms, they're probably all furious . . . except one.) Leonie Myles entered her nine-year-old daughter Tahnee in the competition. --Tahnee didn't win, but she took home a consolation prize for being named "Best Personality". But Leonie was upset . . . because Tahnee is autistic. --She said, quote, "I didn't understand why. Tahnee's social skills would not include having the best personality, due to autism." --Leonie also complained that the pageant was disorganized, and that "Toddlers and Tiaras" star Eden Wood didn't show up to sign autographs, as promised. --It's not clear whether the pageant organizers knew if Tahnee was autistic, but they stood by the award, and promoter Carmen Powell said, quote, "It's about making the children feel good about themselves, [and] feel worthy." (Herald Sun)

A Man Runs Over a Cop to Get Away in a Stolen BMW . . . But the Cop Shakes It Off and Chases Him Down:

Dan Pascoe is a police officer in Surrey, England. And even though I've never met you, I can safely say he's tougher than you. Even though he's British. --On July 3rd, Dan was chasing down 29-year-old Lee Adamson, who'd stolen a BMW. Dan pulled his police car over, blocked the road, and tried to stop the BMW. And as he got out of the car, Lee RAMMED INTO HIM. Dan went flying onto the street. --Somehow, though, it didn't faze him. He shook it off, got up, chased Lee on foot . . . and was able to hit him with his Taser before he collapsed in pain. --Lee was just sentenced to 23 months in prison. (The Telegraph) (--Here's a video of Lee hitting Dan . . . the collision first happens around the 0:53 mark and then they're kind enough to replay it a million times.)

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

According to a new DNA analysis in Switzerland, half of all Western European men are related to . . . King Tut? (Full Story)

National Parks will kill you! A woman fell to her death hiking in Yosemite in the rain on Sunday, making her the 14th person to die there this year . . . a new record. The previous record for an entire year was seven people, in 2007. (Full Story)

Lamest invention ever? The Modular Love Mattress is for quote, "cuddly couples." It's just a foam mattress with slots cut into it . . . so your arm doesn't get pinned underneath someone when you're lying down together. (Full Story)

Check out some stats on how the crappy economy's affecting new families: 43% of new moms waited until they were financially stable to start a family. 61% of moms worry about being able to support their family financially. Two-thirds would have more kids if they could afford it, and 59% would quit their job to raise their family if they could. (Full Story)

A quadriplegic skydiver with a record of 125 jumps plunged to his death on Saturday . . . because his disability prevented him from opening his chute? And, he hadn't rigged the back-up chute to deploy. (Full Story)

A grandmother in Kansas City, Missouri fought off an armed burglar during a home invasion, with a kick to the groin. (Full Story)


#1.) A Homeless Guy Jumped the White House Fence During a Live CNN Broadcast:

A 41-year-old homeless man named James Crudup jumped the fence at the White House yesterday, and was arrested by the Secret Service. And it happened while CNN's JOHN KING was broadcasting live from the White House lawn. --Crudup only got a few feet past the fence before the Secret Service drew their guns and made him lie down on the ground. King said the bomb-sniffing dogs seemed to have an issue with his backpack. But it doesn't look like he had any explosives in it. --Crudup is being charged with unlawful entry, and contempt of court because a judge had already ordered him to stay away from the White House due to a past incident.
(--Search YouTube for "White House Fence Jumper Arrested on Air.")

#2.) A Construction Worker in New York Spends His Lunch Breaks Singing Frank Sinatra Songs on the Sidewalk:

For the past two weeks, a construction worker in New York named Gary Russo has been spending his thirty-minute lunch breaks standing outside a construction site on the Upper East Side . . . singing Frank Sinatra songs on a karaoke machine. --He's working on the new Second Avenue subway line, and when he sings, he hangs up a sign that says, quote, "Forget all the noise, traffic and the impact of the 2nd Avenue Subway. Enjoy the music!" --There's a video online of him singing the Sinatra song, "Summer Wind" . . . and he's not bad. (--Search YouTube for "NYC 2nd Ave Subway Construction Worker.")

#3.) A Grown Man Took on a Nine-Year-Old Girl at a Wrestling Match in Japan:

The Japanese have their own pro wrestling circuit, just like the WWE. And since the Japanese always take things to INSANE levels, this might not surprise you. --A wrestler named Kenny Omega recently faced off with an opponent named Hakura . . . who also happens to be a NINE-YEAR-OLD GIRL --The video is online, and she did the same moves you'd see a normal wrestler do . . . like jumping off the top rope, and having her head slammed into a turnbuckle. She ended up losing the match, but she got one final slap in before it was over. (--Search YouTube for "Kenny Omega vs. 9 Year Old Hakura." The wrestling starts at :30, he slams her into the turnbuckle at 2:05, and she jumps from the top rope at 3:08). --WARNING: The video description includes the S-word.)

#4.) Kobe Bryant Played in a Charity Soccer Game . . . And Accidentally Scored on His Own Goal:

KOBE BRYANT played in a charity soccer match in Washington D.C. on Sunday, and it's a good thing he decided to go pro in basketball not soccer. Because at one point, he accidentally scored on his own goal. (--Search YouTube for "Kobe Bryant Scores Own Goal at Mia Hamm Charity Game." It happens at :07.)

#5.) You've Heard of the Lingerie Football League . . . and Now They're Doing the Same Thing With Basketball:

In 2009, someone came up with the AMAZING idea of starting the Lingerie Football League. And it took two years, but now someone's doing it with the much BOUNCIER sport of basketball. --Unfortunately for guys, the tops they wear are more like sports bras than lingerie. But it's still women in small outfits jumping up and down. And there's a video online of a recent scrimmage in Venice Beach. (--Search YouTube for "Lingerie Basketball Scrimmage Game - Venice Beach." The highlights start at :19.)

Four Things to Think About Before You Send a Sext Message:

Sexting is dangerous, and if you're under 18 you should NEVER do it. But sometimes, sending sexy pictures can help keep the spark alive in a relationship. Especially one that's long-distance. --So the website came up with some guidelines for people who DO decide to start sexting. Here are the top four things you need to think about before you send a dirty photo.

#1.) Is the Photo Sexy? For some reason, guys think sexy means sending a photo of their junk like Brett Favre did. But believe it or not, most women don't find close-up crotch-shots sexy. --So back off a little, and make sure there's more than just skin in the picture. A crotch-shot with underwear . . . like the one Anthony Weiner sent on Twitter . . . might be a better idea. --And if you DO show skin, men and women should both think about doing a little grooming first.

#2.) Does It Show Your Face? This one's obvious, but it's important because if you break up and the person posts the picture online, you can just deny it's you. You shouldn't show any tattoos or birthmarks for the same reason.

#3.) Who's Going to See It? If you're in a serious relationship with someone, you can trust them to keep your sexting confidential. Or not. And if you have a terrible break-up, don't say we didn't warn you. --But if you're sexting with someone you just met, there's a good chance they'll show it to friends. So just keep that in mind before you hit the send button.

#4.) Did You Double Check the Phone Number? Even if you've never sent a text message to the wrong person, you should always check the number twice before you send a dirty text message. --If the photo goes to someone else by mistake . . . like your mom, your boss, or a friend you haven't talked to in five years . . . you'll wish you'd taken those two extra seconds to double check. (


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