Friday, October 14, 2011


Bruce Willis Isn't Happy With Ashton Kutcher:

The "National Enquirer" says BRUCE WILLIS is pretty jacked at ASHTON KUTCHER because he, quote, "dirtied his clan's carefully cultivated, hip family image and made Demi look like a fool." --Bruce had actually formed a friendship with Ashton, who was basically a second dad to his daughters. But that bond is now, quote, "completely destroyed." --Meanwhile, "Us Weekly" claims that Demi is so upset these days that she's hardly eating. A source says, quote, "She is superskinny and it's hard to look at." --Meanwhile . . . Ashton and Demi were together Wednesday night, and still wearing their wedding rings. --They were spotted leaving a building in Beverly Hills. Sources say they were seeing a marriage counselor. They walked out within seconds of each other, and left in separate cars.

Is Julianne Hough Cheating on Ryan Seacrest with Her "Footloose" Costar?

JULIANNE HOUGH'S "foot" might not be the only thing that's "loose". --A woman called into a radio show yesterday . . . (--The syndicated "Dave & Jimmy Show") . . . to say she saw Julianne at a club, making out with her "Footloose" costar KENNY WORMALD. --It happened at a bar in Nashville. The caller said the movie's cast was in town for a screening of the movie. She added, quote, "She was definitely not concerned about RYAN SEACREST that night." (--You can listen to the call here.) --Meanwhile, in what could be an ill-timed interview, Kenny told "Us Weekly" that kissing Julianne in the movie was, quote, "cool." But he added, quote, "Ryan's cool, too."

Lindsay Lohan Has Been Dumped From the Women's Shelter She Was Supposed to Do Community Service At . . . And Her Teeth Might Be Rotting:

Plenty of bad news for LINDSAY LOHAN today. First off, she may have been DUMPED from the Downtown Women's Shelter in Los Angeles . . . where she was supposed to work off the bulk of her community service. --On the record, all we know is what Lindsay's rep said yesterday . . . quote, "Lindsay is now serving her community service at the Red Cross, and we're not providing any comment beyond that." --Unofficially, what we've heard is that the shelter got fed up with her because she no-showed NINE different times she was scheduled to be there. And when she DID show, she would hang for about an hour, then split. --And sources say she's barely made a dent in her community service commitment. Lindsay was ordered to serve 360 hours at the shelter and another 120 at the county morgue. --She has a status hearing next Wednesday, and things might not go too well. On the other hand, she was given a year to complete her hours, so this probably isn't something that'll send her back to jail. --But Lindsay might have more to worry about than her community service. It looks like HER TEETH ARE ROTTING. --Lindsay showed up on the red carpet of a video game launch party Wednesday night, and her teeth were yellow-stained and NASTY. (--Check out some pics here. And notice it also looks like she caught her hand in a garbage disposal.) ( --A dentist who does NOT treat Lindsay told, quote, "There are signs of definite neglect. This is what someone looks like when they haven't been to the dentist for a long time and they just haven't taken care of themselves." --He added, quote, "There are a lot of stains on her teeth, the yellow spots are typical of people who drink a lot of red wine and smoke . . . These are definitely the teeth of someone who doesn't care because this is not a clean mouth." --But Lindsay's rep says, quote, "Lindsay is widely acknowledged as one of the most stunning actresses of her day, and we get requests every week wanting to do photo shoots with her from top photographers. --"She's been on the cover of 'Vanity Fair' and the top beauty and fashion magazines. She's a beautiful and glamorous actress. --"With everything going on . . . from deteriorating public education to rampant homelessness to international unrest . . . there is no way I'm going to comment on Lindsay's teeth." (--Nice deflect.)

Hacker Christopher Chaney Says He Was "Addicted" to Spying on Celebrities:

CHRISTOPHER CHANEY . . . the 35-year-old hacker who caused a PANIC throughout Hollywood . . . was, quote, "addicted to seeing the behind-the-scenes" lives of celebrities. --And it got so bad he was RELIEVED when he got caught. (--His computer was actually seized six months ago. Which doesn't explain how the Scarlett Johansson nudes popped up just ONE month ago. Still, authorities have said they believe he acted alone.) --In an interview with a local TV station in Jacksonville, Florida, he said, quote, "It started as a curiosity. It happened and snowballed . . . I didn't know how to stop doing it. --"I wasn't attempting to break into e-mails and get stuff to sell or purposely put it on the Internet. It just . . . I don't know." He also likened it to reading, quote, "a completely uncensored blog." --Chaney apologized to the celebrities who were affected . . . quote, "I deeply apologize. I know what I did was probably one of the worst invasions of privacy someone could experience. --"These people don't have privacy to begin with, and I was in that tiny little sliver of privacy they do have." --Chaney plans to plead guilty to all the charges against him . . . which carry a maximum of 121 years in federal prison. (--Which probably explains the apology and all the excuses. Somebody's angling for a little mercy. Sincere or not, you can watch his interview here.)

Whitney Houston Almost Flipped Out on a Plane . . . But She Was Sober:

WHITNEY HOUSTON almost had a meltdown on a flight from Atlanta to Detroit on Wednesday. Before the plane took off, Whitney went all diva on a flight attendant who asked her to buckle her seatbelt. --But when another attendant informed her that she'd be kicked off the plane if she didn't comply, Whitney allowed the woman to buckle the belt for her. --But a source close to Whitney insists she wasn't under the influence . . . quote, "She overreacted a little bit after missing an earlier flight but she's still 100% sober and was on the way to Detroit for her first day of shooting a new movie."

Kelsey Grammer Is Finally Firing Back at His Ex-Wife Camille:

KELSEY GRAMMER sat back and watched his ex-wife CAMILLE talk a lot of smack about him in the media. That crack about his allegedly small manhood comes immediately to mind. --But now Kelsey is fighting back. On some Australian talk show, Kelsey called his marriage to Camille, quote, "a difficult time." --Asked about the way she bashed him on "The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills", he said, quote, "Well it's bound to be what they do. --"In my mind that was my parting gift to her after a very difficult marriage and a very difficult decade. I thought maybe, 'So long, here's a little present for ya.'" --And on CNN's "Piers Morgan Tonight", Kelsey said Camille married his character Frasier, not him . . . and she was just in it for the money. --He said, quote, "I think what I was trying to do was sell it to myself . . . I thought this was the kind of relationship I should try to have and it just, uh, there was still the small voice in the back of my head saying 'This isn't gonna work,' but I stuck to it." --And he said the current status of the relationship is NOT GOOD . . . quote, "We've had some difficult moments, the only thing that I've ever really wanted was to try to work out something that would be nice for the kids."


The "Footloose" Remake Is Up Against "The Thing" Prequel This Weekend:

#1.) "Footloose" (PG-13) (Trailer)

The remake stars Julianne Hough from "Dancing with the Stars", Dennis Quaid as her dance-hating father, and an unknown kid named Kenny Wormald as Ren MacCormack, the character IMMORTALIZED by Kevin Bacon in the 1984 original. --Sadly, Kevin turned down a cameo, because he didn't want to be a distraction. (--I think they blew it doing a remake without Kevin Bacon. They should have cast him as the dance-hating dad. How awesome would THAT have been?) --As for the music, Blake Shelton sings the title track, and you get a pretty good feel for the dancing in the video for it. Obviously Kenny Loggins did the original "Footloose" song and he was kind enough to give Blake's version his seal of approval.

#2.) "The Thing" (R) (Trailer)

Mary Elizabeth Winstead plays a scientist recruited by a Norwegian team that discovers a creature buried in the Antarctic. But once they free it from the ice, it starts killing them off, and passing itself off as human by imitating each of its victims. --It's actually a prequel to John Carpenter's 1982 classic of the same name, which starred Kurt Russell as a badass at an American research station in the Antarctic. That one opened with a chopper crew trying to kill a dog that wasn't what it seemed. --The new movie's set a few days before that. Joel Edgerton from the MMA movie "Warrior", and Mr. Eko from "Lost" play two American chopper pilots, and Eric Christian Olsen . . . Deeks on "NCIS Los Angeles" . . . is a research assistant.

#3.) "The Big Year" (PG) (Trailer)

A comedy with Jack Black, Steve Martin, and Owen Wilson as three rivals who spend a year traveling together and competing in a bird-watching competition. The rest of the cast includes Rashida Jones, Brian Dennehy, and Anjelica Houston.

Martin Short Will Be a Judge on "Canada's Got Talent", and He'll Be a Nice Judge Because That's What Canada Prefers:

MARTIN SHORT will be a judge on "Canada's Got Talent", which of course is Canada's version of "America's Got Talent". Martin is Canadian, if you didn't know. (--He's also Canadian if you DID know.) (???) --So what kind of judge will Martin be? He says he's going to be honest . . . but he won't be MEAN like SIMON COWELL, because Canadians don't like mean judges like Americans do.--He explains, quote, "There's an element of reality TV that cannot exist without the word humiliation. And one of the things that turned me off about [reality competition] shows . . . for years I wouldn't watch them . . . is I would find some judge with questionable talent being mean to someone who was trying their best. --"And you realize that must be part of why it's a big hit. --"I don't think, particularly in [Canada], we want to see someone say, 'I'm going to be the jerk judge, I'm going to make people feel badly about themselves.'" --Martin continues his indirect jab at Simon by saying: --Quote, "[They're] performing and their hearts are in their mouths. They're nervous. And to sit back and snidely put them down because it's good for ratings, first of all, it makes the judge look like a complete fool." --And Martin believes Americans may be realizing that as well. He explains, quote, "When Steven Tyler took over at 'American Idol', and [Jennifer Lopez], they said everyone will be too nice and too pleasant and it won't have an edge. --"[But] the ratings went higher." --"Canada's Got Talent" will premiere in March. Martin is the only judge so far, but there's talk that the show could get another high-profile Canadian judge, like CELINE DION, TOM GREEN and HOWIE MANDEL, who's a judge on "America's Got Talent".

There's a new "Whisperer" Show in the Works! (???)

WHISPERER ALERT: There have been TV shows called "Ghost Whisperer" and "Dog Whisperer" . . . not to mention the 1998 ROBERT REDFORD movie "The Horse Whisperer" . . . and now there's a NEW "whisperer" show in the works! --It's called "Serial Killer Whisperer" . . . (???) . . . and it's based on an upcoming book that tells the TRUE STORY of a man who suffered "a traumatic brain injury that rendered him incapable of judging or feeling repulsion." --And somehow, that lead to him becoming a "confidant to convicted serial killers." --NBC is developing the show with "Law & Order" mastermind Dick Wolf. There's no word when it might make it to TV. --The book, "Serial Killer Whisperer: How One Man's Tragedy Helped Unlock the Deadliest Secrets of the World's Most Terrifying Killers", is out in January.

Ellen DeGeneres Is Developing a Sitcom Called "Weitz & Wong":

ELLEN DEGENERES' production company is developing a sitcom for ABC about, quote, "a mixed race Jewish-Chinese couple and their two children who try to create their own identity in the face of their extremely different extended families." --The best part: It has a HI-lariously borderline racist title! (???) It's called "Weitz & Wong". No word when it might premiere.

"Glee" Creator Ryan Murphy Is Creating Another Gay Show:

"Glee" creator Ryan Murphy is developing a new sitcom for NBC, and perhaps not surprisingly, this one will also be very gay friendly. (--Murphy is openly gay.) --It's, quote, "a heartwarming comedy about a blended family of a gay couple and the woman who becomes a surrogate to help them start a family." There's no title yet. --Naturally, the show will probably spark some backlash from the usual suspects . . . who are uncomfortable with broadcast networks pushing the so-called "gay agenda" in primetime. So, get pumped for that! (???)

Zombie Movie Legend George Romero Hasn't Seen "The Walking Dead" . . . and He Doesn't Seem Pleased That It Exists:

Legendary zombie movie director GEORGE ROMERO hasn't seen AMC's zombie series "The Walking Dead" . . . and he doesn't seem too pleased that zombies are popular enough to warrant a show like that. --George basically INVENTED the modern zombie with the 1968 classic "Night of the Living Dead" and followed it up with the masterpieces "Dawn of the Dead" and "Day of the Dead" in 1978 and 1985, respectively. (--More recently, he brought us the not-as-classic "Land of the Dead", "Diary of the Dead" and "Survival of the Dead".) --George also says the producers of "The Walking Dead" have offered him the opportunity to work on an episode, but he turned them down. --He explains, quote, "I don't have any desire to do one because it's not . . . my zombies live in sort of my universe and they're political and they're different from whatever that is. I'm not trying to capitalize on a trend . . . --"When I want to write about something, I try to use zombies to do it because it's easier than trying to write a piece about citizen journalism. It's easier to put zombies in it and make fun of it." --He adds, quote, "I'm not really a fan of the fact that [zombies have] become as popular as they've become because I used to think that I had them in my pocket somewhere. And now they're sort of all over the place and I'm not thrilled." --Interestingly enough, George is hosting AMC's "FearFest," which launches this Sunday with "The Walking Dead's" second season premiere.


Friday TV Reminders:

--"CSI: New York" . . . 9:00 to 10:00 P.M. on CBS. (--New Kids on the Block's Joey McIntyre guest stars when some rookies are caught in an off-duty shooting.)

--"20/20" . . . 10:00 to 11:00 P.M. on ABC. (--Diane Sawyer reports on the South Dakota Pine Ridge Indian Reservation and the enduring role it has in U.S. history.)

--"Hairy Bikers" [SERIES Premiere] . . . 10:00 to 11:00 P.M. on the History Channel. (--Chef Paul Patranella and motorcycle mechanic Bill Allen travel by motorcycle to explore American food in this back-to-back series opener.)

--"Iron Man Anime" [1st Season Finale] . . . 11:00 to 11:30 P.M. on G4.

--"Wolverine Anime" [1st Season Finale] . . . 11:30 P.M. to Midnight on G4.

Saturday TV Reminders:

--"NASCAR Sprint Cup Series" . . . 7:30 to 11:30 P.M. Eastern on ABC.

--"Grand Ole Opry Live" . . . 7:00 to 9:00 P.M. on GAC. (--Oak Ridge Boys, Joey & Rory, Jesse McReynolds and Elizabeth Cook perform.)

--"Austin City Limits" . . . 9:00 to 10:00 P.M. on PBS. (--Widespread Panic performs.)

--"Welcome To Sweetie Pie's" [SERIES Premiere] . . . 9:00 to 10:00 P.M. on OWN. (--This reality series follows Robbie Montgomery, owner and operator of soul-food restaurant "Sweetie Pie's".)

--"Craig Ferguson: Does This Need To Be Said?" . . . 10:00 to 11:00 P.M. on Comedy Central. (--Craig Ferguson returns to his comedy roots to do stand-up.)

--"Margaret Cho: Cho Dependent" . . . 10:00 to 11:30 P.M. on Showtime. (--Comedienne Margaret Cho performs from Atlanta.)

--"My Ghost Story" [2nd Season Premiere] . . . 10:00 to 11:00 P.M. on Biography.

--"That Metal Show" . . . 11:00 P.M. to Midnight on VH1 Classic. (--Cheap Trick guitarist Rick Nielsen and rock vocalist Graham Bonnet guest.)

--"Saturday Night Live" . . . 11:30 P.M. to 1:00 A.M. on NBC. (--Anna Faris guest hosts and Drake is the musical guest.)

Sunday TV Reminders:

--"Sunday Night Football" . . . 8:20 to 11:20 P.M. Eastern on NBC. (--The Chicago Bears host the Minnesota Vikings at Soldier Field in Chicago.)

--"iGenius: How Steve Jobs Changed the World" . . . 8:00 to 9:00 P.M. on Discovery. (--A look at the creations of Apple CEO Steve Jobs and their impact on our world.) (--You can preview the documentary here.)

--"Visionaries: Inside the Creative Mind" [SERIES Premiere] . . . 8:00 to 9:00 P.M. on OWN. (--Tyler Perry recounts his rags-to-riches story in this new show which examines his life and career.)

--"The Walking Dead" [2nd Season Premiere] . . . 9:00 to 10:30 P.M. on AMC.

--"Day Jobs" . . . 9:00 to 10:00 P.M. on GAC. (--Neal McCoy, Chuck Wicks and Rodney Atkins are reunited with their pre-fame jobs.)

--"Desperate Housewives" . . . 9:00 to 10:00 P.M. on ABC. (--Miguel Ferrer guest stars as a no-nonsense instructor when Susan takes an art course.)

--"The Good Wife" . . . 9:00 to 10:00 P.M. on CBS. (--Harvey Fierstein guest stars as a gravel-voiced judge.)

--"Ask Oprah's All Stars" [2nd Season Premiere] . . . 9:00 to 10:00 P.M. on OWN

--"100 Moments That Changed TV" [Parts 4 of 5]. . . 9:00 to 10:00 P.M. on TV Guide. (--Events include Neil Armstrong's first steps on the moon, "The Simpsons" impact on prime-time animation, and a groundbreaking moment on "The Real World".)

--"Why Am I Still Single?!" [SERIES Premiere] . . . 9:00 to 10:00 P.M. on VH1. (--New York City matchmaker Siggy Flicker creates love connections in this dating show.)

--"The Real Housewives of New Jersey" [Reunion - Part 1] . . . 10:00 to 11:00 P.M. on Bravo.

--"Our America with Lisa Ling" [2nd Season Premiere] . . . 10:00 to 11:00 P.M. on OWN. (--Lisa Ling reports on the growing phenomenon of amateur sex tapes and why they are posted online.)

--"Talking Dead" . . . Midnight to 12:30 A.M. on AMC. (--Chris Hardwick hosts as guests discuss the zombie thriller "The Walking Dead".)

Janet Jackson's Tour Rider Forbids Jokes About Her or Her Family: got their hands on JANET JACKSON'S tour rider, and as usual, it includes some bizarre requests. --First and foremost, the rider forbids anyone from making jokes about her or the Jackson family . . . specifically if there's a comedian on the bill. --The document refers to the Jacksons as "protected persons," and adds, quote, "The privacy of Janet Jackson and her family is highly valued . . . [and all details about the family] shall be deemed to be confidential and secret." --Moving on, here's some of the stuff Janet wants in her dressing room:

--White Flowers: Janet prefers "cut white tulips," but if those aren't available she's willing to accept white gardenias or white roses. If THAT isn't possible, Janet will make do with an arrangement featuring, quote, "a variety of whites nicely put together."

--Candles: Janet demands unscented candles that are "three to four inches in diameter," and scented votive candles that smell like "red currant."

--Food and Beverages: Janet doesn't need alcoholic beverages, but she does want, quote, "Gaterdade" . . . yes, spelled G-A-T-E-R-D-A-D-E . . . assorted Crystal Lite drink mixes, organic creamy peanut butter and Orbit gum.

Is This Video of Axl Rose Freaking Out at the Airport?

A video has popped up online, which supposedly shows AXL ROSE throwing a TEMPER TANTRUM after arriving at an airport in Argentina, where GUNS N' ROSES are on tour. --In the video, you see a car pulling up to the airport, and "Axl" getting out, angrily slamming the door, and yelling, quote, "Get the [eff] away from me, you [effing] idiot." --From the video, you can't tell for sure if it's Axl . . . but the video was shot among a crowd of amped-up Guns fans, so you'd think they'd know Axl when they see him. --Since this is Axl we're talking about, our first thought was: He's late . . . and he's going ballistic because he's going to miss his plane. That would be awesome. --However, a description of the video on YouTube claims Axl was upset because of some misunderstanding with security, which forced him to use the main entrance . . . and push his way through all the fans. (--Here's the YouTube link. WARNING: Axl's expletives are UNCENSORED.)

Check Out a 30-Second Teaser of Justin Bieber's New Video:

JUSTIN BIEBER'S video for "Mistletoe" will premiere Tuesday on MTV, but in the meantime, has posted a 30-second teaser. (--Here's the link.) --It features Justin flirting with a girl who's not SELENA GOMEZ, but who looks like a young COURTENEY COX. (--Hey, it worked for BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN.)

Taylor Swift Has Recorded 25 Songs for Her Next Album . . . And She'd Like to be a "Toddlers & Tiaras" Girl for Halloween:

We won't be seeing a new album from TAYLOR SWIFT until late next year . . . but it may be worth the wait because she already has enough songs recorded for a double album. --Taylor talked about it on RYAN SEACREST'S show yesterday. She said, quote, "(I've) already recorded 25 songs, and we have a year to go! I've been writing so much more in the first part of this recording process than I did last time." --Since Taylor works nonstop, she was asked how she finds the time to knock out so much music. Turns out it's late at night when the rest of the world is getting sloppy in clubs. --She said, quote, "Being so busy there's not a lot of time to stop in the middle of the day. And when you get inspiration it's like four in the morning and you're in a hotel room and there's nobody to call." --Since Halloween is right around the corner, Taylor was asked if she's picked out a costume. She said, quote, "I really want to be a 'Toddlers & Tiaras' girl, but I might blow it off." --Taylor has a pretty good reason for not being as enthused about Halloween as you and I. She says, quote, "The idea of dressing up is awesome, but it also feels like work because I change clothes nine times in my show."


Showbiz Extras . . . Random Links to Additional Stories:

NE-YO and his girlfriend welcomed their second child on Monday. No word on the name or gender. (Full Story)

SUSAN BOYLE hasn't found that special someone yet. She says, quote, "Only DONNY OSMOND has really caught my eye, but he's spoken for." (Full Story)

JOHNNY DEPP says he once set his whole head on fire. (Full Story)

Facebook has restored COURTNEY STODDEN'S page, and said it was a mistake that it was removed in the first place. (Full Story)

HILARY SWANK now says she "deeply regrets" going to that birthday party for Chechnyan President and human rights violator Ramzan Kadyrov. (Full Story) And now Human Rights Watch is going after SEAL, because he performed there. (Full Story)

Tragedy for PRESIDENT OBAMA . . . he has officially lost HULK HOGAN'S vote! (Full Story)


79% of Men Say They'd Be Willing to Lie to Have Sex:

Amber Madison is an author who traveled the country, surveying more than 1,000 men for her book "Are All Guys [A-Holes]?" Here are some of her findings . . .

--44% of men say they'd take a girl on a few dates, text her frequently, and fake an interest in her . . . just to have sex.

--35% of men would take it further, and actually lie about how much commitment they're willing to offer in order to get sex.

--Added up, that means 79% of guys are willing to lie to have sex.

--8% of the men surveyed said they had no interest in a long-term relationship or even a short-term one, and just wanted sex.

--And 0.8% said they NEVER plan to get into a relationship.

--Men ranked humor, intelligence, and niceness ahead of looks.

--50% said a woman asking them out is a turn-on, and only 5% said it's a turn-off.

--67% say they like when a woman contacts them between dates and doesn't wait for them to initiate contact. (Jezebel)

A Skydiving Instructor Was Fired After Having Sex With His Receptionist in Mid-Air . . . and Filming It:

It turns out that guys with the job description 'Porn Star-slash-Skydiving Instructor' really DO have more interesting lives than the rest of us. -Alex Torres is a porn star you've never heard of named Voodoo. And on weekends, he works as a skydiving instructor at Skydive Taft, near Bakersfield, California. --But Skydive Taft fired Alex on Monday after police began investigating him . . . for having sex in midair . . . FILMING it . . . and posting it online. --We're not sure when this went down, but Alex recently videotaped himself doing a tandem jump with Hope Howell, who's a receptionist at the skydiving academy. --They started going at it in the cockpit while sitting next to the pilot . . . continued having relations as they moved to the airplane door . . . then jumped out. --They kept at it while they were falling, and filmed the whole thing. Alex posted the video on an age-protected blog, hoping to get on the Howard Stern show. Instead, kids at a nearby high school saw it, and their parents notified police. --But the police decided everything was LEGAL. There's no law against having sex on a private plane, and since no one SAW them having sex as they fell, there's no public nudity violation. --The FAA is checking to see if they can take any action against the couple for distracting the pilot. (KGET 17)

Half of Women Would Rather Get the Flu Themselves Than Have to Take Care of Their Sick Husbands:

It's a scientific fact that when grown men get sick, they immediately revert back to being spoiled, needy eight-year-old boys. And their WIVES have to deal with it. --A new survey by Walgreens shows JUST how unbearable a sick man can actually be. --In the survey, 50% of women said they would rather get the flu THEMSELVES than deal with a sick husband. That's right: HALF of women would rather be sick than deal with a sick guy. --Men didn't have the same opinion. Only 14% of men said they'd rather be sick than take care of their sick wife. (Medindia)

Two-Thirds of Women Prefer the Term "Stay-at-Home Mom" to "Housewife":

Time to catch you up on the evolution of political correctness. Much like "stewardesses" are now "flight attendants" and "waitresses" are now "servers," here's a new one. --In a new survey, two-thirds of women say they prefer the term "stay-at-home mom" to "housewife." The majority say that the term "housewife" has negative connotations, and one-third find it insulting. (Daily Mail)

Rinsing Dishes Wastes Your Time . . . and 20 Gallons of Water:

According to a new survey, 87% of people pre-rinse their dishes before they toss them in the dishwasher. They feel like they're getting them cleaner that way, which basically makes it worth all the extra time it takes. --Well, good news. Stop working so hard and go sit on the couch 20 minutes earlier tonight. You really don't need to pre-rinse your dishes. --With modern dishwashers, pre-rinsing REALLY isn't necessary. In fact, detergent looks for food particles to cling to . . . so by pre-rinsing your dishes, they actually might turn out LESS clean. --And one more reason to stop pre-rinsing: The government has found that it WASTES up to 20 gallons of water unnecessarily. (Whirlpool)

Which of the Five Senses Would You Least Want to Live Without?

Would you rather be deaf, or blind? It's kind of morbid to think about stuff like that, but if you HAD to be robbed of one of your senses, which one would you give up? --A new survey asked people that question . . . and the result was an absolute LANDSLIDE. 75% of people surveyed said the sense they'd LEAST want to live without is . . . SIGHT --Hearing and feeling tied for second place with just 7% each. Smell came in fourth, with 6%. And taste came in last, with 5%. That means seeing got TEN TIMES MORE votes than any other sense. People REALLY don't want to be blind. (PR Newswire)

When They're Trick-Or-Treating, Kids Prefer Miniature Candy Bars to Full-Size Ones?

Good news: There's no need to be TOO generous when you're shopping for Halloween candy this year. Kids actually don't WANT you to give them the biggest possible candy. --A survey of kids by a calendar company called Cozi found that trick-or-treaters actually prefer those miniature candy bars to full-size ones. --The kids didn't explain why, but it could be that their parents are more likely to let them gorge on the little candy bars . . . or that they can eat more variety in one sitting. --After miniature "fun size" candy bars and full-size candy bars, lollipops came in as the third most-popular thing to get trick-or-treating. Stickers came in fourth, and money came in fifth. --As for the least popular thing to get trick-or-treating, kids ranked TOOTHBRUSHES number one. Coupons came in second . . . fruit came in third . . . pencils fourth . . . and cookies fifth. (Seattle Post-Intelligencer)

The Charlotte Motor Speedway is Now Serving a Funnel Cake Covered in Bacon:

Usually when we chronicle American achievements in fattening food innovation, our gluttonous side kicks in and we REALLY want to eat what we're talking about. In this case . . . I don't know. This doesn't look right. --The Charlotte Motor Speedway in North Carolina just unveiled a new food at the concession stands called the Funnel Bacakonator (--bay cake un ay tur). It's a funnel cake covered in chocolate sauce . . . AND CRUMBLED UP BACON. --The word "Bacakonator" is a mix of "bacon" and "cake." --The Funnel Bacakonator has approximately 1,300 calories and 77 grams of fat. --Tomorrow night, the speedway is hosting the Bank of America 500 Sprint Cup Race . . . and fans will be able to order the bacon-covered funnel cake. --They can also try another new item: A burger covered in macaroni and cheese and crumbled pork rinds. (Time)

Half of Girls Aged 11 to 17 Think Reality TV is an Accurate Depiction of Real Life . . . and That Their Lives Should Have as Much Drama and Conflict:

Not only do girls like watching reality TV, they think it IS reality . . . and that their lives should be just as exciting. --The Girl Scouts surveyed girls nationwide between the ages of 11 and 17. Nearly half of them said that not only do they watch reality TV regularly, but they think it's an ACCURATE portrayal of REAL LIFE. --Girls who watch reality TV regularly expect a higher level of drama and aggression in their own lives, and are more likely to measure their self-worth by physical appearance. --Three out of four girls said that reality competition shows . . . like "Survivor" . . . are, quote, "mainly real and unscripted." Half said the same thing about real-life reality shows . . . like "Jersey Shore" and "Teen Mom". --Four out of five girls knew that the shows, quote, "often pit girls against each other" to make it more exciting. Three in four said the shows make people think that fighting is a normal part of a romantic relationship. --Nearly three in four girls who watch reality TV say they spend a lot of time on their appearance. Only two in five non-viewers do. One third of reality TV fans said a girl's value is based on how she looks. --Obviously, the Girl Scouts weren't happy about the results. One leader said they need to, quote, "provide them with critical skills to make smart decisions that are based on their own lives and not those television shows." (PR Newswire)

The Average Person Says Their Business Contacts are Worth $20,000:

If your business contacts are so valuable, how come they're scribbled down on scraps of paper shoved in a drawer? --According to a new survey, the average American says their business contacts are worth $20,000. And our personal contacts are worth an average of $17,000. --BUT . . . almost half of us, 48%, have our contacts written down in an address book, Rolodex, or on scraps of paper. And those contacts aren't backed up anywhere. And we also estimate that 25% of our contacts are out of date. (San Francisco Chronicle)


A Couple Shoplifted From Walmart . . . But Left Their Two Small Children Behind:

On Wednesday night around 7:00 P.M., 19-year-old Kelsey Grobmeier and 20-year-old Michael Kaufman of Louisville, Kentucky went to a Walmart with their two small children for a fun family activity: SHOPLIFTING. --Kelsey and Michael stole a cell phone and tried to steal a tablet computer, but couldn't get it off the display. --While they struggled with it, a Walmart security guard came up and confronted them. And Kelsey and Michael TOOK OFF. --Notice I didn't say, "Kelsey and Michael took off with their kids." Because they didn't. The two of them ran away . . . and FORGOT to take their children with them. Their kids are three years old and 18 months. --They actually got away . . . but about an hour later, they came back to retrieve their children. --The cops were waiting for them. Both were charged with theft, criminal trespassing, endangering the welfare of a minor, and tampering with physical evidence. (FOX 41 - Louisville)


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

The military's drone fleet is infected with a computer virus that comes from gambling or playing games online. (Full Story)

Are U.S. soldiers getting their eyebrows plucked and waxed? What? (Full Story)

Environmentalists are calling for porta-potties on Mount Everest. They say the climb is littered with human waste and the corpses of failed expeditions, which take decades to decompose because of the extreme cold. (Full Story)

A study in Minnesota shows that half of all crashes involving police cars are because . . . the officer was distracted by all the technology in the car. (Full Story)

A taxidermist in England says he's only eaten roadkill for the last 30 years, because he refuses to shop at stores. (Full Story)


#1.) A Two-Year-Old Cried Until His Parents Put on Iron Maiden:

We've found the youngest, brattiest, metal fan in the world: There's a video online called "Iron Maiden Make Me Happy" where a two-year-old in a car seat cries because he wants to listen to them. --Eventually his mom puts on the song "Fear of the Dark", he smiles, gives a thumbs up, closes his eyes, and starts jamming to it. (--She turns it on at 1:00.)

#2.) A Baby Started Looking at a Magazine . . . and Thought It Was an iPad:

Someone posted a video on YouTube of their one-year-old playing with an iPad and loving it. And here's proof that regular magazines and newspapers don't stand a chance in the next 20 years: --They also recorded the baby playing with a magazine . . . and she keeps rubbing the pages with her fingers, like she expects the pictures to start moving. The video's called "A Magazine Is an iPad That Does Not Work."

#3.) The German Guy Who Hates Daddy Long Legs . . . Now Hates Rock, Paper, Scissors:

This guy's starting to get annoying, but we'll give him one more chance. The weird German guy who ranted about daddy long legs and the phrase "shooting fish in a barrel" is back. And now he's going after the game Rock, Paper, Scissors. --His beef is that paper could never actually beat rock in a fight. (???) So he thinks it should be "Rock, Scissors, Dynamite" instead. (--Search for "Rock Paper Scissors, Your Logik Is Not Right.")

#4.) A Guy Went Streaking at a High School Football Game, and Got Taken Down by the Cops:

Streakers are pretty common at college and pro sporting events. But there's a new video on YouTube of some idiot streaking at a HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL GAME . . . which is like just asking to be registered as a sex offender. -He makes it across the football field, but a cop takes him down while he's trying to hop a fence to get away. --Search for "Streaker Gets Tackled Over Fence.") (--WARNING: This video includes backside nudity and a split second of full frontal nudity. And someone in the background uses the S-word.)

The Three Least Romantic Things You Need for a Good Relationship:

Everyone knows it's important to keep the spark alive with a little romance now and then. But sometimes the OPPOSITE can be true. Here are the three LEAST romantic things you need for a happy relationship.

#1.) Spend Less Time Together. Having fun on your own is more important than most people realize. And that's especially true if what you're doing involves a hobby that only one of you enjoys. --That's according to a ten-year study, which found that the worst thing you can do is engage in activities only one of you likes doing. Some relationship experts even recommend separate VACATIONS. --If your boyfriend or husband loves going fishing, and you just tolerate it, then don't go along in the first place. Have fun on your own and do something ELSE together.

#2.) Sleep in Separate Beds. It doesn't have to affect your sex life. It's just to make sure you always get a good night's sleep. --On average, people in relationships are woken up six times a night by the person sleeping next to them. You just don't remember, because you don't FULLY wake up. --But it can affect how rested you feel the next day. And if you're not rested, that affects your mood . . . which can affect your relationship.

#3.) Schedule Sex. It seems weird because we've been programmed to think sex should always be spontaneous. --But once you have kids, most people don't have TIME to be spontaneous. And relationship experts say it's best to have sex regularly . . . even if it's planned. (

What Does Your Favorite Sport Say About You, and as a Couple?

October is a sports fan's dream: Baseball playoffs, pro football . . . and something called 'ice hockey'. And supposedly the type of sport you follow can reveal a lot about your personality, and your relationship. So listen up for your sport and see what it says about YOU.

#1.) Football. Football isn't just a sport, it's an EVENT. On game day, there's always a party or people tailgating somewhere. So being a fan means you're social and have fun hanging out with a group.

#2.) Baseball. Even people who aren't huge sports fans have usually been to a baseball game or two. And when couples are baseball fans it means they're comfortable together, since they don't need constant stimulation to be entertained.

#3.) College Sports. Following your college teams means you're passionate and nostalgic. And if you went to different schools, it creates a great rivalry.

#4.) Basketball. According to, it means you're trendy or want to fit in. Last year, NBA games were the "it" thing. Celebrities like JAY-Z and BEYONCÉ and the KARDASHIANS were always being photographed at games. Although with the Kardashians, it's because they were DOING the players.

#5.) Hockey and Soccer. Since they're not popular in America, hockey and soccer are usually reserved for die-hard fans. That means one of you is probably a bigger fan than the other. But it works if the other person is open to the learning the game's rules.

#6.) Mixed Martial Arts. MMA is brutal and exciting, so fans are typically outgoing adrenaline addicts. And the adrenaline released while watching an intense fight is the same as what's released during sexual arousal, so it's great for a couple. (


Post a Comment

Subscribe to Post Comments [Atom]

<< Home