Monday, September 26, 2011


Justin Bieber Rented Out the Staples Center in L.A. So He and Selena Gomez Could Watch "Titanic" . . . Alone:

This is how you take care of your lady, guys: On Friday night, JUSTIN BIEBER and SELENA GOMEZ went to see DEMI LOVATO'S gig at the Nokia Theater in L.A. Then they went to a movie. And that's where the date went to the next level. -Justin and Selena went to see "Titanic". By themselves. At the STAPLES CENTER. Seriously . . . Justin rented out the Staples Center . . . where the Lakers play . . . so he and Selena could watch a freakin' movie. --Earlier in the day, Justin Tweeted, quote, "Romance isn't dead. Treat your lady right, fellas." --We should probably note that the date didn't cost Justin a dime. They let him have the joint free of charge because he's sold it out three times already. --Also, Justin didn't think of the idea himself. He got it from the scene in the movie "Mr. Deeds", where ADAM SANDLER surprises WINONA RYDER with a date in an empty Madison Square Garden. Still, that's pretty strong.

Taylor Lautner and Lily Collins Split Up a Few Months Ago:

TAYLOR LAUTNER and LILY COLLINS may be on the big screen together in "Abduction" . . . but in real life, it's over. E! Online says they actually broke up almost three months ago. --It happened when Lily went to Canada to shoot that "Snow White" movie with JULIA ROBERTS and ARMIE HAMMER. A source says, quote, "[Taylor] wasn't into it, and she made all the effort. He wouldn't even visit her." --Another source told "Us Weekly", quote, "It was a clean break that Taylor initiated" . . . and that the "Abduction" premiere party was, quote, "awkward."

Vivid Entertainment Has Turned Down a $20 Million Offer for the Kim Kardashian Sex Tape:

Great news, America: The KIM KARDASHIAN sex tape is still on the market. --Remember the anonymous bidder who wanted to buy it from Vivid Entertainment and make it disappear? Well, he or she made an offer of $20 million . . . and it was REJECTED. --Vivid boss Steve Hirsch says, quote, "We have decided that we are going to hang on to it ... for now. --"Although the offer that we ultimately received was substantial, when I realized that it wasn't Kim it became less appealing. Kim is a superstar and if it were to be sold, it should be to her."

Kirstie Alley is Looking for Love, Not Sex:

Ever since KIRSTIE ALLEY announced she'd lost 100 pounds, she's been hinting that she's on the prowl for some hot, no-strings-attached sex. Turns out she actually wants the opposite. --She says, quote, "The easiest thing on this planet is to [find sex], but I don't see the merit in that. What I'm looking for is someone who loves me deeply and is madly in love with me, for me."

Bristol Palin Is Accused of Homophobia . . . After Defending Herself Against A Gay Man Who Verbally Attacked Her:

BRISTOL PALIN is being accused of homophobia . . . and her crime was CORRECTLY guessing that a 47-year-old man who launched a vicious, unprovoked verbal attack against her and her family was gay. --It happened at a bar called the Saddle Ranch in West Hollywood. With camera crews for her upcoming reality show filming her, Bristol took a ride on a mechanical bull. --When she finished, the man . . . whose name is Stephen Hanks, shouted, quote, "Did you ride Levi like that? Your mother's a whore." --So Bristol . . . who's 20 . . . got right up in the guy's face and confronted him. She asked him what he said, and he told her, quote, "Your mother's the [effing] devil." Asked what her mom did wrong, he said, quote, "She lives. She breathes." --After a little more back-and-forth, Bristol said, quote, "Is it because you're a homosexual?" He replied, quote, "Pretty much" . . . and Bristol responded, quote, "And that's why you hate her." --Then Hanks asked Bristol why she thought he was gay. She motioned to a guy who was sitting next to Hanks and said, quote, "Because I can tell you are. That's a nice wife you've got there." --The argument continued, with Hanks calling SARAH PALIN evil and a liar. Of course, when Bristol asked him to come up with specific examples, he had none. --Instead, he just continued with the hate . . . suggesting Bristol might be the product of her mom's alleged affair with former NBA player GLEN RICE. --He said, quote, "Well, you know what, you don't look anything like Glen Rice. I thought you would." --Then it devolved into this . . . quote, "You're [effing] white trash from Wasilla. Your mom ran that city into the [effing] grave. [Eff] you, you [effing] [B-word]!" (--Here's video. WARNING!!! There's tons of unbleeped profanity in this clip. She's thrown from the bull at 1:40 and the yelling starts a few seconds later.) --Reached for comment, Bristol's rep said, quote, "She was approached in a confrontational and inappropriate manner when two men aggressively shouted expletives aimed at her in reference to her mother. --"Bristol responded to the unprovoked verbal assault by calmly standing her ground and defending her family." (--Here's video of this jackass Hanks guy beaming with pride over his ignorant attack of a girl less than half his age who did nothing to provoke it.)

The "National Enquirer" Says Sarah Palin's Marriage and Presidential Aspirations are Over:

That new biography on SARAH PALIN may have sunk both her marriage and her presidential aspirations. --According to the "National Enquirer", Sarah's husband TODD is HUMILIATED that the public knows all their dirty secrets . . . like Sarah's affairs with basketball player GLEN RICE and one of Todd's own business partners. --So humiliated, in fact, that he's going to FILE FOR DIVORCE. --In light of that . . . as well as everything else that's come out in the book . . . Sarah's people have advised her not to run for president. --A source says, quote, "Sarah Palin has been destroyed by [the book]. It's exposed all her lies, cover-ups and secrets . . . The press and her opponents would have a field day digging into the dirty details of her background." (--The book in question is called "The Rogue: Searching for the Real Sarah Palin". It's by Joe McGinniss.)

Morgan Freeman Says the Tea Party is Racist:

MORGAN FREEMAN called out the Tea Party as RACIST during an appearance on "Piers Morgan Tonight" Friday. --He said, quote, "Their stated policy, publicly stated, is to do whatever it takes to see to it that Obama only serves one term. What underlines that? 'Screw the country. We're going to do whatever we can to get this black man outta here.'" --He added, quote, "We're supposed to be better than that. We really are. That's, that's why all those people were in tears when Obama was elected president. 'Ah, look at what we are. Look at how, this is America.' You know? --"And then it just sort of started turning because these people surfaced like stirring up muddy water." --Asked if he's upset the President hasn't fought back against the right, He said, quote, "Kind of, but I understood that he was trying to hold onto his own promise that he would be president of all the people." (--Here's video. And here's BLACK Republican presidential candidate HERMAN CAIN delivering a rebuttal.)

Kim Delaney Got Pulled Off the Stage During an Event to Honor Former Defense Secretary Robert Gates . . . Was She Hammered?

Actress KIM DELANEY . . . who stars on the Lifetime series "Army Wives" . . . was tapped to be part of a celebration for former Defense Secretary ROBERT GATES. --But when she took the stage at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia, disaster struck. And that disaster was . . . Kim Delaney. --Although we don't know for sure, she appeared to be DRUNK. She had trouble reading the teleprompter and delivering her lines. It got so bad that the guy on the PA system started talking over her, and a woman came out to pull her offstage. (--You can see most of Kim's speech here . . . and you'll find the very end, where she's yanked offstage, here. Not saying there's a connection, but Kim got a DUI back in 2002.)

Why Is Jason Alexander Trying to Pretend He's Not Bald?

JASON ALEXANDER turned 52 on Friday . . . and he showed up at a charity poker tournament with more hair than he's had in DECADES. Some people think he had a hair transplant. (--Check out the before-and-after here.) (Daily Mail)
DJ Qualls Got Roughed Up by a Cop in Vancouver:

Actor DJ QUALLS got roughed up by a cop in Vancouver on Friday night. (--He's the really skinny kid from "Road Trip".) --Qualls was in town to film an episode of the CW series "Supernatural", and says he was leaving a bar when he witnessed a scuffle where a guy punched a girl. --When police arrived, he tried to do the right thing and tell them what he saw. But his good deed didn't pay off. He says, quote, "[The officer] said if I didn't get out of there, he'd arrest me. I asked why and he tackled me, busted my face and handcuffed me." --He added, quote, "He taunted me for a half-hour before the ambulance came. I was held, no calls, no attorney. AND I had to pay an $800 ER bill. Free healthcare, Canada?" --He said that throughout the incident, the officer kept saying, quote, "You think you're [effing] better than me?" (--Someone got video of DJ while he was being detained. You can see it here. WARNING!!! This clip contains poorly-bleeped profanity.)

X-Men Chronicles - #1: Check Out James Marsden Singing Stevie Wonder's "Superstition" with Some Street Musicians:

JAMES MARSDEN . . . who plays Cyclops in the "X-Men" movies . . . was on the streets of New York City at 4:30 A.M. Friday . . . where he joined in with some street musicians who were busting out an acoustic version of STEVIE WONDER'S "Superstition". (--He's got some chops. Check out video here.)

X-Men Chronicles - #2: Hugh Jackman Doesn't Think He Broke Dolph Ziggler's Jaw:

HUGH JACKMAN doesn't think he really broke the jaw of WWE superstar DOLPH ZIGGLER during last week's "Monday Night Raw". -But he adds that wrestling isn't like acting, where you pull your punches. He says, quote, "Just before we went on, Dolph was yelling at me, 'You hit me man! Just [effing] hit me! --"'There's cameras everywhere, there's crowd everywhere, there's no way we can whiff it.'" --And while WWE action is SCRIPTED, it's not all fake. Hugh says, quote, "What they do in the ring is real."

Yes Or No? Check Out Some Clear Pictures of Anne Hathaway's Catwoman Costume:

It's time once again to play YES OR NO? . . . the contest that lets YOU decide if something's HOT or NOT. --Today, we finally have some clear shots of ANNE HATHAWAY in her Catwoman costume from "The Dark Knight Rises" . . . and I have a feeling this one's going to split Batman fans down the middle. --Oid-schoolers may dig it, because it's VERY similar to the Catwoman costumes worn by JULIE NEWMAR and EARTHA KITT in the '60s "Batman" TV series. --It's a full-bodied, skin-tight catsuit. Which can be sexy . . . especially when it's worn by a woman as respectably endowed as Anne Hathaway. --At the same time, though, it's a full-bodied catsuit . . . which is kind of dull by today's standards . . . especially compared to the slutty sorority girl Halloween costume version worn by HALLE BERRY in her "Catwoman" movie. (--Check out the new Catwoman here . . . along with shots of past Catwomen Julie Newmar, Eartha Kitt, MICHELLE PFEIFFER and Halle Berry.) (D-Listed)

"The Lion King" Is Still The #1 Movie in America . . . Beating Brad Pitt's "Moneyball" and All the Other Newer Releases:

The 3D version of "The Lion King" is #1 at the box office for a second week in a row. It made another $22.1 million this weekend, bringing its two-week total to just under $62 million. --BRAD PITT'S "Moneyball" did the best of the four new movies entering the Top 10. "Moneyball" made $20.6 million in 2nd place, closely followed by "Dolphin Tale" with $20.3 million in third.

1.) "The Lion King (in 3D)", $22.1 million. Up to $61.7 million in its 2nd week.
2.) (NEW) "Moneyball", $20.6 million.
3.) (NEW) "Dolphin Tale", $20.3 million.
4.) (NEW) "Abduction", $11.2 million.
5.) (NEW) "Killer Elite", $9.5 million.

The Parents Television Council Isn't Happy About The Guy Who Dropped His Pants on "X Factor" . . . But He Says He Was Wearing a G-String:

On the series premiere of "X Factor" last Wednesday, a 43-year-old contestant named Geo Godley dropped his pants during his audition. He was performing an original song called "I'm a Stud". Of course, "X Factor" censored his mid-section. (--Here's video. The pants-dropping happens at the 1:40 mark. And here's a picture of Geo with the "X" graphic covering his crotch.) --PAULA ABDUL was apparently so disgusted that she went backstage, and the Parents Television Council wasn't amused either. They filed an indecency complaint with the FCC. --The PTC argued, quote, "While a digitally imposed 'X' partially covered Mr. Godley's genitals, the scene lingered on his nudity while editing in the shocked responses of the judges and other members of the audience. --"Families were led to believe 'X Factor' would be family-friendly programming . . . --"The content in this case included prolonged, un-fleeting nudity used to shock the audience. The program did not air live, so every second was carefully edited by the Fox network and cannot be attributed to a 'mistake.'" (--You can download a .PDF of their full complaint, here.) --PTC President Tim Winter added, quote, "If [he] performed his act in public, he would've been arrested. But if he performs it in front of a Fox camera, his act is beamed via the public airwaves into every home in the nation." --But Geo says he wasn't COMPLETELY naked . . . he was wearing a G-STRING. -He explains, quote, "I was covered up . . . it was just for novelty! It's my best song, and it's well suited to do what I did. If I had done a romantic song, that would have been inappropriate." --Geo adds, quote, "When I saw the comments accusing me of indecent exposure to minors, that's just not the case." --He also says that the pants-dropping was inspired by his "Greek Island culture" . . . quote, "We always dance in G-strings. G-Strings are legal. The PTC has no complaint to make." --But he admits he got a little carried away . . . quote, "I apologize to anyone that was exposed to my behind . . . I had no intention of showing it and it was an accident when I fell. I was caught up in the moment." --The PTC hasn't responded to Geo's G-string revelation, but something tells me it wouldn't change their response.

"X Factor" Didn't Improve in the Ratings on Night Two:

The "X Factor" premiere was a major disappointment in the ratings last week. The second episode on Thursday night didn't do any better . . . and it didn't do any worse. --Thursday's episode averaged 12.5 million viewers, which was basically the exact same audience that the premiere drew. --But again . . . not only is that HALF of what "American Idol" does in the ratings . . . it wasn't even the highest-rated NEW show of the night. The debut of CBS' "Person of Interest" attracted 13.2 million viewers. --Two returning shows also beat "X Factor". "The Big Bang Theory" had 14.1 million viewers and 13.6 million people tuned in for "The Mentalist".

Charlie Sheen Was "Really Impressed" with the "Two and a Half Men" Premiere:

We heard CHARLIE SHEEN hosted a party to watch the "Two and a Half Men" premiere at his house . . . and now, he's giving his review. And it's a POSITIVE one. --Charlie tells "Access Hollywood", quote, "I thought the show was really good. I thought [ASHTON KUTCHER] was terrific. I think [the show has] got a real shot. It felt like a pilot. It felt like a really good pilot. --"It was a little bizarre watching it, but yeah, for the most part I was really impressed with what they did." He adds, quote, "[JON CRYER is] a freaking genius."
Monday TV Reminders: (--Check your local listings.)

--"Monday Night Football" . . . 8:30 to 11:30 P.M. Eastern on ESPN. (--The Dallas Cowboys host the Washington Redskins at Cowboys Stadium in Texas.)

--"Dancing with the Stars" [Performance Show] . . . 8:00 to 10:00 P.M. on ABC.

--"The Sing-Off" [Part 2 of the Season Premiere]. . . 8:00 to 10:00 P.M. on NBC.

--"Gossip Girl" [5th Season Premiere] . . . 8:00 to 9:00 P.M. on the CW. (--Elizabeth Hurley plays an older woman who captivates Nate.)

--"Terra Nova" [SERIES Premiere] . . . 8:00 to 10:00 P.M. on Fox. (--A family travels back to prehistoric Earth to escape the extinction of the human race. It stars Stephen Lang, who you know as the psycho Marine colonel in "Avatar".)

--"Giuliana & Bill" [4th Season Finale] . . . 8:00 to 9:00 P.M. on Style.

--"Hart of Dixie" [SERIES Premiere] . . . 9:00 to 10:00 P.M. on the CW. (--Rachel Bilson plays a New York doctor who moves to a small Alabama town.)

--"Mike & Molly" [2nd Season Premiere] . . . 9:30 to 10:00 P.M. on CBS.

--"Cake Boss" [4th Season Premiere] . . . 10:00 to 10:30 P.M. on TLC.

--"Alphas" [1st Season Finale] . . . 10:00 to 11:00 P.M. on Syfy.

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

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


The "Game of Thrones" PC Game Hits Stores This Week . . . Along with New Console Games for "X-Men" and the Latest "Cabela's Big Game Hunter":

--"X-Men: Destiny" (T) . . . on Xbox360, PS3, Wii, and the DS. You play as a new mutant who joins either the X-Men or The Brotherhood of Mutants.

There are three types of powers, and you can also enhance your character by picking up "X-Genes" throughout the game that give you the mutant power of established X-Men characters, like Wolverine's healing or Iceman's ability to freeze objects. (Trailer)

--"FIFA Soccer 12" (E) . . . on Xbox360, PS3, Wii, and the DS. This year's premiere soccer game features three major game play changes, the best of which is the Precision Dribbling feature. It allows you to dribble whilst shielding, meaning you can move around while holding other players off, rather than being stuck in one spot. (Trailer) (Tim Lincecum vs. Landon Donovan) (Steve Nash vs. Hope Solo) (United States of FIFA)

--"Cabela's Big Game Hunter 2012" (T) . . . on Xbox360, PS3, and Wii. "Cabela's" new hunting game features dynamic weather and natural hazards, the ability to read the animals movement to see what they will do next, and if you get the TOP SHOT Elite Firearm controller bundle for PS3 or Wii you get your very own fake plastic gun that you can snap your Wiimote or Move controller into. (Trailer) (Missing)

--"A Game of Thrones: Genesis" . . . on the PC. This strategy game is based on George R.R. Martin's "Song of Fire and Ice" book series, which inspired HBO's "The Game of Thrones". It takes place over 1,000 years in the fictional world of Westeros. The goal of the game is to win the Iron Throne by obtaining enough prestige within the realm. (Trailer)

(--You can pick this one up on Thursday.)

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

Video Game Extras . . . Random Links to Additional Stories:

#1.) "Star Wars" fans have waited months and months to get a release date for the massive multiplayer PC game "The Old Republic". And now we finally have one. The game launches on December 20th and will cost you about $15 a month. (Full Story)

#2.) DC Universe Online is going to be free to play. That's right. Instead of paying a monthly fee players will be able to download and play the game for free. They will still offer a "Premium" or "Legendary" membership, which gives you access to more features if you desire to spend real life cash on in-game items. (Full Story)

#3.) Microsoft is allegedly close to signing a deal that would allow Xbox 360 owners to subscribe to Comcast and Verizon Fios packages directly through their console, without needing a cable box. (Full Story)

#4.) Check out this trailer for "Burnout CRASH!", featuring DAVID HASSELHOFF. You can download this game on Xbox 360 and PS3 right now.

#5.) Here's a gallery of screen shots for the first video game based off of the "NCIS" TV show. (Full Story)

#6.) Ever want to hop out of your car and club a random stranger after playing "Grand Theft Auto"? You aren't alone. Researchers in Sweden discovered that a majority of the gamers they studied exhibited some form of "game-like visions or obsessive thoughts" well after they stopped playing games. They are calling their results Game Transfer Phenomena. (Full Story)

#7.) This music video, inspired by the game "Mirror's Edge", may show the most bad ass way to leave the office ever. The music isn't great but the video is very well done. (Video)

#8.) You know how Xbox users have been getting access to "Call of Duty" content a month ahead of PS3 users? Well now it's time for PS3 owners to gloat. All expansion packs for "Battlefield 3" will appear a week early for the PS3. (Full Story)


--"The Ledge" - Charlie Hunnam from "Sons of Anarchy" is caught having an affair and given a choice: Either he jumps off the roof within the hour, or the husband shoots his adulterous wife. Liv Tyler plays the wife, Patrick Wilson is the husband, and Terrence Howard is a cop trying to get Charlie off the ledge.

--"Transformers: Dark of the Moon" (In stores Friday, September 30th) Rosie Huntington-Whiteley replaces Megan Fox as his Shia LaBeouf's interest.

The plot for the third movie reveals that the entire space race of the '60s was a response to a crash landing on the moon. The Decepticons use the cargo from the crash site to launch an assault back on Earth and tear apart Chicago in the process.

TV Series On DVD:

--"How I Met Your Mother: Season 6" . . . a three-disc DVD set.

--"CSI - The Eleventh Season" . . . a six-disc DVD set.

--"CSI: Miami - The Ninth Season" . . . a six-disc DVD set.

--"CSI: New York - The Seven Season" . . . a six-disc DVD set.

--"Law & Order: Special Victims Unit - The 12th Year" . . . a five-disc DVD set.

--"Hung: The Complete Second Season" . . . a two-disc DVD set.

--"Army Wives: Season 5" . . . a three-disc DVD set.

--"The Middle: Season 2" . . . a three-disc DVD set.

--"The Cleveland Show: Season 2" . . . a four-disc DVD set.

--"Call Me Fitz: Season 1" . . . a three-disc DVD set.


This Week's CD Releases:

--"Sweetheart of the Sun", The Bangles (--Their fifth album and first new album in eight years. Listen to the first single, "I'll Never Be Through With You", here.) (--Susanna Hoffs is 52 now and still looks AMAZING. Check out her pics, here.)

--"Chickenfoot 3", Chickenfoot . . . better known as the rock supergroup formed by Sammy Hagar, former Van Halen bassist Michael Anthony, Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith, and Coldplay nemesis Joe Satriani.

--"Neighborhoods", the sixth album from Blink-182

--"Kicking and Screaming", Sebastian Bach (--This is the fourth solo album from Skid Row singer Sebastian Bach. You can watch the video for the title track here.)

--"Vice Verses", the eighth album from Switchfoot

--"Future History", Jason Derulo (--This is his second album. It includes his hits "Don't Wanna Go Home" and "It Girl".)

--"Music Is Better Than Words", Seth MacFarlane (--You may not have known this, but the creator of "Family Guy" has a passion for music from the 1940s and '50s. This is him seriously singing songs from that era, backed by a full orchestra.) (--Norah Jones and Sara Bareilles help on a few tracks. And Seth recorded it using Frank Sinatra's original microphone, on loan from the Smithsonian.)

--"Lady and Gentlemen", LeAnn Rimes (--An album of classic country songs performed from a modern female perspective, plus three original bonus tracks . . . including her single "Give".) (--Her covers include George Jones' "He Stopped Loving Her Today", Waylon Jennings' "A Good Hearted Woman", Kris Kristofferson's "Help Me Make It Through the Night", and Freddy Fender's "Wasted Days and Wasted Nights".)

Behold: Betty White Rapping:

There's only one way to start this week off right: That's by listening to 89-year-old BETTY WHITE lay down a killer rap. --Betty recently dropped some vocals onto on a remix of "I'm Still Hot" by LUCIANA, who's a British techno artist. And it's now on iTunes.

--Betty spits lyrics like:

"I may be a senior but so what? I'm still hot."

"I left my Emmys in my beatbox . . . beatbox!"

"I'll rock your world with my cheesecake."

"I will get you sweaty, because I'm the big Betty!"

(--You can groove to Betty's rhymes, here.)

--Betty did the track as part of a partnership with The Lifeline Program. A "large portion" of the proceeds will benefit the Los Angeles Zoo. --There's also going to be a music video, which will come out sometime next month. You can download three teaser videos at

Nirvana's Label Initially Hoped to Sell Just 200,000 Copies of "Nevermind" . . . And Other Interesting Facts:

This past Saturday was the 20th anniversary of the release of NIRVANA'S "Nevermind" . . . and to celebrate, MTV put together a list of interesting facts about the album. Here are the highlights: --Nirvana's label, Geffen, shipped 46,521 copies of "Nevermind" to retailers in its first week of release . . . and they initially hoped to eventually sell 200,000 copies. --"Nevermind" has sold 30 million copies worldwide . . . and has sold over 10 million copies in the U.S. Nine weeks after its release, it was certified Platinum. That's for 1 million in domestic sales. --"Nevermind" debuted at #144 on the Billboard Top 200 chart . . . but ended up remaining on the Top 200 for 253 weeks. That's equivalent to nearly FIVE YEARS. --The album was nominated for two Grammys, but didn't win either. The "Smells Like Teen Spirit" video received four nominations at the MTV Video Music Awards . . . and won two: Best Alternative Video and Best New Artist in a Video. (--Here's the "Smells Like Teen Spirit" video, which has over 50 MILLION views on Nirvana's official YouTube channel. And those views have come since June of 2009, when the video was uploaded.) (--You can browse MTV's complete list of "Nevermind" facts, here.)

The Black Eyed Peas and Jennifer Hudson Will Perform at the Michael Jackson Tribute:

The BLACK EYED PEAS and JENNIFER HUDSON have been added to the list of performers for the MICHAEL JACKSON tribute concert. This thing is happening on October 8th in Cardiff, Wales. --Previously announced performers include: Cee-Lo Green, Christina Aguilera, Smokey Robinson, Ne-Yo, Leona Lewis and Alien Ant Farm. Beyoncé will also perform via satellite. Jamie Foxx is hosting.

Ne-Yo's Tour Rider Requests Ketel One Vodka . . . "For Cleaning": (???) got their hands on NE-YO'S tour rider, and it includes a request for Ketel One vodka. That's not really all that surprising, but this is: --The bottle of vodka isn't for drinking . . . Ne-Yo wants it to be, quote, "used for cleaning." The rider doesn't elaborate, so who knows what that's all about. (--It's hard to believe Ne-Yo is serious . . . but then again, it seems like a random, dry joke for a tour rider. The FOO FIGHTERS put out a playful rider earlier this year, but that was a much more involved production.)
Watch Lady Gaga's Tribute to the Teen Fan Who Committed Suicide After Being Bullied:

LADY GAGA paid tribute to Jamey Rodemeyer during her performance at the iHeartRadio Festival in Las Vegas on Saturday night. Jamey is the 14-year-old Lady Gaga fan who committed suicide last week, after being bullied about his sexuality.
-She dedicated her song "Hair" to him . . . saying, quote, "We lost a little monster this week and I wanted to dedicate this song to him tonight . . . Jamey, I know you're up there looking on us, and you're not a victim, you're a lesson to all of us." (--You can watch video of the performance, here.) --Speaking of the IMPORTANT issues in life, the "New York Post" says that while Lady Gaga was in Vegas for the festival, she changed hotels at the last minute . . . because she insisted on having a PRIVATE POOL.

Sly Stone Is Homeless and Living in a Van in L.A.?

SLY STONE . . . of the legendary SLY & THE FAMILY STONE, of course . . . is HOMELESS and living in a van in Los Angeles. Or at least that's how the "New York Post" describes his situation. --Sly is struggling a little financially . . . but it sounds like he's doing this at least partially by choice. He says, quote, "I like my small camper. I just do not want to return to a fixed home. I cannot stand being in one place. I must keep moving."


Showbiz Extras . . . Random Links to Additional Stories:

QUEEN LATIFAH may have dumped her girlfriend of eight years for a sexy new piece. (Full Story)

Did SEAN PENN help get those two American prisoners released from Iran? (Full Story)

SEAN KINGSTON is going to be fined for the jet ski accident that almost killed him. He's being fined for careless operation and not having a boater safety ID. (Full Story)

The mystery of who knocked up JANUARY JONES continues. You know that spot on a kid's birth certificate where you're supposed to list the father? Well, January left that spot BLANK. (Full Story)

The jury that will decide whether DR. CONRAD MURRAY is responsible for MICHAEL JACKSON'S death has been chosen. And TMZ has some information on the members. The trial begins TOMORROW. (Full Story)

Did you watch the new NBC show "Whitney" last Thursday night? If so, did you notice that the characters said "okay" a lot? Well, someone did. counted 22 instances in the first episode . . . and has a video highlighting them. (Video)


Scientists Have Found a Virus That Kills All Types of Breast Cancer in a Week:

This just might be the best virus EVER. --Scientists at Penn State University's College of Medicine have discovered a new virus that's harmless to people . . . but DEADLY for cancer. --The virus is called the AAV2 virus and it kills ALL forms of breast cancer . . . in seven days or less. --It can wipe out breast cancer at any stage too, early or late. --For now, the scientists have only seen the virus kill the cancer cells in a laboratory experiment, so the next step would be to run clinical tests on people. --They're also trying to figure out which genetic pathways the virus is triggering. If they can do that, they could test drugs that target the same pathways, and develop other cancer-killing methods. --Unfortunately, all of this is YEARS, not weeks or months, away. But it's another sign that science is getting closer and closer to beating cancer one day. (Raw Story)

Two-Thirds of Women Say They've Never Found the Perfect Pair of Jeans . . . and at What Age do Women Pick Comfortable Jeans Over Sexy Ones?

I'm glad this survey didn't ask women if they'd be willing to MURDER SOMEONE for a perfect-fitting pair of jeans. Because the answer might have been disturbing. --Here's what this survey about women and jeans found . . .

--Two-thirds of women say they've NEVER found the perfect pair of jeans.

--33% of women say they hate shopping for jeans.

--Men are much easier when it comes to jeans . . . only one-third say it's tough to find a pair that fit well, and only 17% of guys hate shopping for them.

--20% of women say they'd happily spend more than $150 on a good pair of jeans.

--80% of people say they normally wear their jeans until they FALL APART.

--And finally, the average age when women stop wearing jeans because they look sexy and start wearing more COMFORTABLE jeans . . . ya know, the really soft ones with no back pockets and elastic waistbands . . . is 55. (

Women Worry About Losing Their Looks as They Get Older . . . Men Worry About Losing Their Sex Lives:

A new survey asked men and women over age 40 what they worry about as they get older. --The top answer for both genders was running out of money. But after that, the answers went in different directions. And, in summary: Women are vain, men are horny. --The number two answer for women was a concern about losing their LOOKS as they get older. --The number two answer for men was the quality of their SEX LIVES going down as they get older. (--Which, of course, COULD be connected to their wives losing their looks.) (AOL Lifestyle)

One in Eight Commuters Get to Work in Less than Ten Minutes . . . and One in Fifty Take an Hour and a Half:

It may seem like you spend all of your time commuting to and from work, but fewer than one in five car trips are work-related. --The U.S. Census Bureau has released their Commuting in the United States report, using data from 2009. They found that the average worker has a 25-minute commute, which is basically unchanged from 2000. --One in eight workers get to work in ten minutes or less, while one in 50 take an average of 90 minutes or more.
--New York has the worst commute, at about 35 minutes. Washington, D.C. is second, followed by Poughkeepsie, New York. Chicago, Baltimore, and Atlanta are also in the top 10. --If you want a short commute, you should live in a small city. The ten best commutes are all places with populations of less than 300,000 people. --The best commute in the U.S. is in Great Falls, Montana, at 14 minutes. Lewiston, Idaho and Grand Forks, North Dakota are next best. --The biggest "share the road" city is Corvallis, Oregon, where 9% of commuters get to work by bicycle. The city with the most walkers is Ithaca, New York, where 15% of people walk to work. --Men leave for work earlier than women. Almost 40% of guys leave before 7:00 A.M., while less than 25% of women leave that early. (CNN)

Time Waster of the Day . . . Can You Beat a Computer in Rock, Paper, Scissors?

If you're bored at work today . . . or more likely WHEN you're bored at work today . . . this should help you kill five or six hours. --The "New York Times" created an online version of rock, paper, scissors where you compete against a computer. --The computer uses more than 200,000 previous rounds of rock, paper, scissors to form a strategy . . . and torture you. (--Check it out here.)

The Marines Used Drones for Target Shooting Near a North Carolina Beach . . . and If You Find One, You Can Keep It:

Forget about Don't Ask, Don't Tell, this is the most interesting thing the U.S. military did last week . . . --Last Saturday, the U.S. Marines conducted a live-fire exercise at the Cherry Point Air Station on the North Carolina coast. --They fired at 40 unmanned drone aircraft in surface-to-air missile training. The planes have propellers, and are about eight feet long with a 15-to-18-foot wingspan. --The exercise was conducted close to Carolina Beach and Oak Island, North Carolina, and it was likely that some of the damaged drones would wash up on shore. --So here's how you deal with THAT: The Marines said that anyone who found a drone on the beach . . . could KEEP it. --A Marine public affairs director said, quote, "As we can't re-use those aircraft, the finders are welcome to keep them, or we can arrange to pick them up." --So far, the remains of two of the 40 planes have been recovered. None of the drones are available on eBay . . . yet. (sUAS News)

A Town Builds a Morgue With Motion Sensors Inside In Case Someone Comes Back to Life:

This is a great idea out of a small town called Malatya in central Turkey. --The town built a new morgue that's equipped with MOTION SENSORS inside all its refrigerators. The sensors can detect even a slight bit of movement. --That way, if someone was pronounced dead by a doctor . . . but was actually just unconscious and wakes up . . . the motion sensors will detect their movement so someone can rescue them. (Courier Mail) (--Another great part of this: Early detection alert in case of a zombie uprising.)


A Hitman and His Target Fall in Love . . . So He Fakes Her Death With Ketchup:

This one feels ALMOST too good to be true . . . but we have no reason NOT to believe it. --Maria Somoes is a housewife in eastern Brazil. She suspected her husband was having an affair with a woman named Iranildes Araujo. --Maria was furious that her husband was spending time with another woman . . . so she hired a HITMAN named Carlos Roberto de Jesus to knock her off. Maria paid just over $500. --But things did NOT go as planned. When Carlos saw Iranildes, he fell in LOVE AT FIRST SIGHT. And believe it or not, she fell in love with him too. --So they decided to STAGE her death . . . by covering her body in KETCHUP and putting a MACHETE under her armpit, then taking a photo and sending it to Maria. --Unfortunately for Carlos and Iranildes, Maria spotted them in town a few days later, kissing. So she went to the police to complain that Carlos had stolen the money from her. --The police put everything together . . . and now EVERYONE'S been arrested. Maria for hiring a hitman, and Carlos and Iranildes for extortion charges. (Daily Mail)

Mugshot of the Day . . . Those Teardrop Tattoos Can't Hide These Real Tears:

Here's a great mugshot courtesy of The Smoking Gun. We don't have this guy's name, we just know he was arrested for battery and resisting arrest. --But the highlight of his mugshot is that he has two teardrop tattoos . . . which you can see right through his VERY REAL TEARS. (--Check it out here.) (The Smoking Gun)

A Drunk Woman Crashes Her Car and Runs Away . . . Leaving Her Four-Year-Old Daughter Behind:

I'm so glad this woman's daughter was willing to rat her out. Because she MORE than deserves it. --Last Thursday around 1:00 A.M., 27-year-old Stacy Lee Kallergis of Lehigh Acres, Florida was driving drunk with her FOUR-YEAR-OLD DAUGHTER in the car. And she CRASHED her Nissan Sentra. --Kallergis FLED THE SCENE . . . and left her daughter behind. --When the cops got there, the little girl told them what happened. She said they were driving home from granny's when, quote, "the ride got real bumpy and [she] got spun around." Then her mom walked into the woods. --The police quickly tracked her mom down in the woods. She blew a .163 on the breathalyzer, double the legal limit, and was arrested for a DUI, leaving the scene, and child neglect. (Fort Myers News-Press) (--Here's her mugshot.)

Three Guys Horribly Botch a Robbery and are Headed to Jail . . . All for a 30-Pack of Tecate:

These guys aren't just going to jail for stealing a 30-pack of beer . . . they're going to jail for stealing a 30-pack of CRAPPY BEER. --Last week, three 19-year-olds in Covina, California were arrested for stealing a 30-pack of TECATE. --And they botched the robbery about as much as you can. --After they stole the beer from a convenience store, they all hopped into a car and tried to drive off. An employee from the store jumped on the hood of their car . . . but he ended up getting thrown off when they rammed into a curb. --They all took off running in different directions. The police quickly grabbed two of them . . . and the other one ran through a CAR WASH. Literally, through the car wash. He got soaked by the rollers and everything . . . THEN he got caught. -The three guys are named Andy Huynh, Nicholas Kalscheuer, and Nicholas Fiumetto. All three are looking at charges of robbery, assault with a deadly weapon, and resisting arrest. (Los Angeles Times)


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

A taxi driver in Honduras kicked a pregnant woman out of his taxi when he realized she was about to give birth. So she delivered it alone on the sidewalk. (Full Story)

A driver in Utah being chased by the cops called 911 . . . and asked them to stop chasing him. (Full Story)

According to a new study, putting pet fish in a cramped aquarium makes them aggressive. (Full Story)

Research by three universities has confirmed what we all already know: That people who have positions of power but low status . . . like cashiers and prison guards . . . tend to be rude and abusive. (Full Story)


#1.) Alec Baldwin Hosted "SNL" for the 16th Time . . . and Steve Martin Showed Up to Test Him for Steroids:

The season premiere of "Saturday Night Live" was this weekend. And ALEC BALDWIN hosted for the 16th time . . . breaking a tie with STEVE MARTIN for most ever. So Steve showed up during the monologue . . . to test Alec for STEROIDS. --And he tested him in the grossest way possible. (--CAREFUL! By pretending to DRINK his urine sample.) --The first skit of the season was a parody of the most recent GOP debate . . . with Kristen Wiig as Michele Bachmann, Jason Sudeikis as Mitt Romney . . . and Baldwin as a sleepy, scatterbrained Rick Perry. (--Search for "SNL Alec Baldwin Monologue" and "SNL GOP Debate Cold Open.")

#2.) Check Out Texas Governor Rick Perry Dancing with Rabbis at a Hanukah Celebration Last Year: tracked down footage of RICK PERRY dancing with a bunch of rabbis during a Hanukah celebration at the Texas state capitol last December. --It starts with Perry standing there looking completely out-of-place while the rabbis sing in Hebrew. Then they all hold hands and start dancing around a menorah.
(--Search for "Gov. Perry Dancing with Orthodox Jews." The dancing starts at :09.)

#3.) A "My Little Pony" Cartoon Paid Tribute to the Ending of "Star Wars":

There's a cartoon called "My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic" on a channel you've never heard of called The Hub network. --And on Saturday's episode, they did a little tribute to "Star Wars" by ending the show with the exact same sequence of shots from the medal ceremony at the end of the first "Star Wars". (--Search for "Star Ponies Ending Scene.")

#4.) A Weather Graphics Malfunction Caused Two Anchors to Start Laughing . . . While They Were Talking About a Student Who Got Hit by a Car:

Whoever does the on-screen weather graphics for the Channel 3 news in Idaho Falls might be looking for a new job. On a recent show, they accidentally overlapped a bunch of graphics on top of each other so you couldn't read anything. --Then when the anchors tried to move on to a story about a car crash, they kept laughing because the graphics kept popping up. --Then they switched to a story about a high school student who got hit by a car . . . and they KEPT laughing. Eventually, they had to go to commercial. (--Search for "Epic Weather Graphics Fail." They start laughing at :35.)

Three Ways Your Pet Is Keeping You Healthy:

If you're allergic, then obviously having a pet isn't good for your health. But more and more research is showing that for the rest of us, having a pet makes you healthier. And it's not just because you get more exercise walking your dog. --Whether you're a dog person or a cat person, here are three ways your pets are keeping you healthy.

#1.) They Reduce Stress. Just one minute of petting can lower your level of the stress hormone cortisol. --And one study even showed that when you're doing something stressful, you're better off having your pet by your side than your friends or family members.

#2.) They Lower Your Blood Pressure. In one study, stockbrokers with high blood pressure saw it go down after they adopted a cat or a dog. --And in a study of 240 married couples, the ones with pets consistently had lower blood pressure and lower resting heart rates. --Some studies have even shown that spending time with your pet is more effective than medication when it comes to controlling spikes in your blood pressure.

#3.) You're Less Likely to Have a Heart Attack. One study showed that people with cats are much less likely to die of a heart attack. --And another study found that people who'd ALREADY suffered a heart attack were more likely to be alive one year later if they owned a dog. (


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