Friday, October 21, 2011



Lindsay Lohan Showed Up at the Morgue Yesterday . . . But She Was Late and They Sent Her Home:

At this point, it's still not clear what it'll take for LINDSAY LOHAN to get her act together. --Lindsay showed up at the L.A. County Morgue yesterday to do some of the community service the judge ordered . . . but she was at least 20 MINUTES LATE, so they sent her home. --Lindsay was supposed to arrive by 8:00 A.M., but by 8:20, she still wasn't there, and they considered her a no-show. --All told, she was about 40 minutes late. She's SUPPOSED to be back this morning. --Lindsay's rep has an excuse, of course. He said, quote, "Lindsay arrived at the morgue approximately 20 minutes late and will be returning for orientation tomorrow. --"Her lateness was due to a combination of not knowing what entrance to go through and confusion caused by the media waiting for her arrival. --"Lindsay spoke with the supervisors at the morgue, they showed her how to get in and everything is all cleared up." --Lindsay stuck with that alibi on Twitter later in the day. She said, quote, "With all of the stress and pressure from yesterday and today, I've never been so happy to go therapy!!!! --"Also, I'm sorry for the confusion that I may of caused to those at the Coroner's office. Won't happen again, now I know where to go! Thank you for your help." (--Here's video of Lindsay showing up at the morgue in her $80,000 Porsche.) --But Assistant Chief Coroner Ed Winter called B.S. on Lindsay and her rep. He said, quote, "She's been here before, and she was given directions and . . . as far as we know, she knows how to get here." (--Here's video.)

If Lindsay Lohan Gets Sentenced to Jail Time, She Might Actually Spend Time in Jail:

LINDSAY LOHAN REALLY doesn't want to get slapped with a jail sentence this time . . . because she might actually have to SERVE THE SENTENCE, rather than being processed and then immediately released due to prison overcrowding. --And that comes straight from the man in charge, L.A. County Sheriff Lee Baca. Addressing the prison overcrowding issue on "Good Morning L.A.", he said, quote, "We have room for her." --He also called Lindsay, quote, "A very sick lady" . . . and said that they'd need to have Lindsay behind bars for at least 60 days in order to adequately help her through her addiction. (--Here's video.)

In 2006, Lindsay Lohan Laid Out a 10-Year Plan That Included Winning an Oscar:

In October of 2006, LINDSAY LOHAN laid out a 10-year plan to "In Style" magazine. It included getting married, having a house, making, quote, "the kind of record I want" and . . . WINNING AN OSCAR.--She's got five years to make it all happen. (--The only record Lindsay's been putting together lately is an ARREST record. And it may not be the one she WANTS to make, but it's impressive nonetheless. E! Online put all her mugshots side-by-side. Check 'em out here.)

Are Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries Already Breaking Up?

KIM KARDASHIAN and KRIS HUMPHRIES have only been married about two months . . . and "Life & Style" magazine already has them breaking up.--A source says they're basically leading separate lives . . . quote, "Kim's mapping out 2012, including holidays, and Kris isn't a part of it. Any itineraries for the future don't include Kris very much. That's not a good sign." --Meanwhile, the "Star" tabloid claims Kim has already visited a DIVORCE LAWYER. A source says, quote, "Kris doesn't show up for Kim. He's breaking her heart." --And Kris was photographed yesterday moving boxes out of the New York City hotel he and Kim have been staying in. He wasn't wearing his wedding ring. (--Check it out here.) (Radar Online) --By the way, another source says the Kardashians are, quote, "flattered" that PRESIDENT OBAMA'S daughters watch their show. --Perhaps it didn't register with them that MICHELLE OBAMA kind of DISSED the show when she revealed that. --She said, quote, "Barack really thinks some of the Kardashian . . . when they watch that stuff . . . he doesn't like that as much. --"But I sort of feel like if we're talking about it, and I'm more concerned with how they take it in . . . what did you learn when you watched that. And if they're learning the right lessons, like, that was crazy, then I'm like, okay."

Demi Moore's Daughters Are Upset with Ashton:

We already heard that BRUCE WILLIS was mad at ASHTON KUTCHER for cheating on DEMI MOORE. But what about their daughters? --Well, they're not happy, either. And they were really close with Ashton. --A source says, quote, "They're horrified. They really care about their mom and adore Ashton; they don't want to think of him as a sex-addict monster like Tiger Woods. --"He slept with a random girl their age . . . The girls can't believe he'd humiliate the family like that for one night of lust. Ashton was like a brother to them. --"They were supportive of him last year, when the story came out about [his alleged affair with] Brittney Jones. They convinced Demi to give Ashton another chance." (--Bruce and Demi's daughters are 23-year-old Rumer, 20-year-old Scout and 17-year-old Tallulah.)
Ashton Kutcher Has Posted a Video About the Truth:

ASHTON KUTCHER posted a video online yesterday about, quote, "The state of honesty, the state of truth . . . the status of truth as it pertains to literature and the media." --Ashton didn't mention his own cheating scandal . . . but it sounded like that's what he was talking about. --He said that since it doesn't cost a dime to publish anything anymore, there are no longer any "gatekeepers of the truth." --As a result, quote, "People can bastardize the truth in any way, shape or form that they want . . . A lie can travel halfway around the world before the truth can leave someone's lips." (--There's more. You can watch the whole thing here.) --One more note on Ashton: You may have seen that RIDICULOUS fan tattoo a chick got on her back that read, "Ashton Kutcher I Love You . . . Love Is Forever Fan Love You". --Well, a picture of the tattoo has been online for a few weeks . . . but now, we also have a picture of the woman who got it. (--You know you're curious. Here it is.) (MediaTakeOut)

Scarlett Johansson Did Not Make Out with Joseph Gordon-Levitt . . . According to Her Rep:

SCARLETT JOHANSSON'S rep says there's no truth to the rumors about Scarlett and JOSEPH GORDON-LEVITT. --Here's the official statement . . . quote, "She is not dating Joseph nor did she kiss him. They are simply friends and talking about working on a project together." --And Joseph's rep adds, quote, "He wasn't even in NY when 'Us Weekly' alleges. Joseph has met with Scarlett about a potential project to work on together."

Does Shiloh Jolie-Pitt Have a Crush On Gwen Stefani's Son?

This seems low even for a supermarket tabloid: ANGELINA JOLIE and GWEN STEFANI recently hooked their kids up for some play dates . . . and now "In Touch Weekly" claims that Angie's daughter Shiloh has a crush on Gwen's son Kingston. --A source says, quote, "They love playing the same games, watching the same movies and even dressing up in the same silly costumes. It's a very special bond." --The kids travel a lot with their parents, but they've found a way to keep in touch even when they're in different cities: They SKYPE. (???) (--These kids are FIVE FREAKIN' YEARS OLD, by the way. Here's a picture of the "In Touch" story.) (D-Listed)

Joey Lawrence is Ripped!

Ladies, you may not think about JOEY LAWRENCE too often, but you SHOULD. This man is SERIOUSLY RIPPED. And he proved it yesterday during a shirtless workout at an L.A. park. (--Check out the pics. Tell me they don't deserve a "Whoa!") (PopSugar)

The Stars Tweet About Muammar Gaddafi's Death:

I know that the second you heard MUAMMAR GADDAFI had been killed, your first thought was, "What are the stars Tweeting about this?" Well . . . here you go . . .

--SETH MEYERS from "Saturday Night Live": "Gadhaffi's last words were 'How my hair look, Mike?' #Unconfirmed"

--JOEL MCHALE: "Gadhafi Caught! Is there nothing Boba Fett can't do!"

--HOLLY ROBINSON PEETE: "Wow Gadhafi was in power for 42 years??? Talk about no term limits! #alongasstime"

--Comedian JEFFREY ROSS: "Moammar Gaddhafi is dead. He's survived by his brothers Larry Gadhafi and Curly Gadhafi." (--Incidentally, Ross dressed like Gadhafi at the Charlie Sheen roast.)

--STEVE MARTIN: "Lunch with Gadhafi, cancelled."
Pee Wee Herman Hopes to Do "Dancing With the Stars" Next Season:

How BRILLIANT would this be: PEE WEE HERMAN says he hopes to compete on the next season of "Dancing With the Stars". --You may not have known this, but Pee Wee is good friends with DAVID ARQUETTE and COURTENEY COX . . . and he's been visiting the show to cheer David on. --He says, quote, "I hope to be dancing myself next season! That's why I'm there all the time, to get my face up there. Trying to butter up the producers and everything. Jury's out, I haven't heard yet." (--How could they NOT be interested? They'd have to be INSANE not to want this!)

Watch Harrison Ford Play a Video Game . . . And Get Into It:

HARRISON FORD may be 69, but he's not too old to enjoy video games. --Ford is doing commercials for a PlayStation game called "Uncharted 3" . . . and there's some raw video of him playing the game on YouTube. It's amusing how much he gets into it. (--Check out the video here.)

Check Out a Picture of the Drill Instructor from "Full Metal Jacket" . . . Knitting on a Plane:

Former Marine drill sergeant R. LEE ERMEY always plays some kind of bad-ass . . . most notably the drill instructor in "Full Metal Jacket". --Which is why the last thing you'd expect to see is a picture of him KNITTING on an airplane. (--And wouldn't you know, that's EXACTLY what I have to share with you. Check it out here.) (Neatorama)

John Travolta Tried to Book a Table at a KFC . . . And Got Denied:

JOHN TRAVOLTA was in England for some kind of conference, and his people called a local KFC to reserve a table for him and some guests. --But the employee told him that's not how it works, and he'd have to just get in line like everybody else. Obviously, this person didn't believe that John Travolta was actually trying to make a reservation at KFC.\ --A KFC spokesman later said, quote, "In hindsight, of course, we would have reserved a table for him."

Showbiz Photo of the Day - #1: Patrick Swayze's Wife Poses With His Wax Figure:

This is kind of cool and kind of heartbreaking at the same time: PATRICK SWAYZE'S widow LISA NIEMI was at Madame Tussaud's in Hollywood Wednesday to unveil her husband's new wax figure. --And she posed with it. (--Check out the pics here. Patrick and Lisa had been married 34 years when Patrick died of pancreatic cancer in 2009.) (People, Us Weekly) --Lisa said, quote, "In a way, it's really wonderful and exciting and everyone's in such a good mood here, and it's gonna be so fun to have this figure in the museum here, and at the same time it's bittersweet. --"I wish he were here, really here." (--Swayze's pose is based on a scene from "Dirty Dancing" where he teaches JENNIFER GREY how to balance by dancing with her on a log. You can watch it here.)

Showbiz Photo of the Day - #2: Charlie Sheen May Dress Up This Halloween as . . . Charlie Sheen:

CHARLIE SHEEN has posted a picture of himself holding up a Charlie Sheen Halloween mask. And he said, quote, "Got my Halloween costume... All set! (yeah...This really confused the kids!!)" (--Check it out here.) (Who Say)


The New "Three Musketeers" Opens Today . . . Here's What You Need to Know:

#1.) "The Three Musketeers" (PG-13) (Trailer) We get a new movie version of the classic Alexandre Dumas novel roughly every 20 years. This latest version adds flying warships to its special effects list, but the basic storyline is still the same: A young swordsman named D'Artagnan joins the musketeers in trying to stop the evil Cardinal Richilieu's plot to overthrow the king. The kid from "Percy Jackson and the Olympians" is D'Artagnan. And your musketeers are Luke Evans (Apollo in "Clash of the Titans"), Ray Stevenson (Titus on HBO's "Rome"), and Matthew Macfadyen (the Sheriff in Russell Crowe's "Robin Hood"). For those of you who could never keep your musketeers straight, Aramis is the womanizer, Porthos is the big guy, and Athos is the one haunted by his dark past with Lady De Winter. She's played by Milla Jovovich in this movie. Orlando Bloom is in it too, but he's stuck as one of the villains in the minor role of the Duke of Buckingham . . . who comes off as sort of a sky pirate with those airships.

(--Here's a cast breakdown of the last four major "Three Musketeers" movies . . .)

2011 version
1993 version
1973 version
1948 version
Christoph Waltz
Tim Curry
Charlton Heston
Vincent Price
De Winter
Milla Jovovich
Rebecca De Mornay
Faye Dunaway
Lana Turner
Logan Lerman
Chris O'Donnell
Michael York
Gene Kelly
Luke Evans
Charlie Sheen
Richard Chamberlain
Robert Coote
Matthew MacFadyen
Kiefer Sutherland
Oliver Reed
Van Heflin
Ray Stevenson
Oliver Platt
Frank Finlay
Gig Young

(--You may also remember Jeremy Irons, John Malkovich and Gerard Depardieu as older versions of the musketeers in Leonardo DiCaprio's 1998 movie "The Man in the Iron Mask". Gabriel Byrne was D'Artagnan in that one.)

#2.) "Paranormal Activity 3" (R)

This is a prequel. It takes place 18 years before the first two movies . . . back when Katie and Kristi were kids in 1988. They make friends with the invisible entity, but it turns hostile once their parents ask too many questions. (Trailer 1) (Trailer 2)

#3.) "Johnny English Reborn" (PG)

Rowan Atkinson returns as bumbling British spy Johnny English. He's pulled out of a Tibetan monastery in order to stop an assassination attempt on a Chinese leader. "X-Files" minx Gillian Anderson plays his boss. And, in a bit of interesting casting, they chose a Bond girl to play her hot blonde assistant. Rosamund Pike is her name, but you'd know her as Miranda Frost in Pierce Brosnan's "Die Another Day". (Trailer)

#4.) "The Mighty Macs" (G)

Carla Gugino is a women's basketball coach at a school with no gym, no interest in sports, and barely enough players to field a team. She wants to teach the girls to play as aggressively as men . . . but first she has to convince the nuns running the joint. --It's set in 1971 and based on the true story of a Hall of Fame women's basketball coach named Cathy Rush. David Boreanaz plays her husband, and "Grindhouse" minx Marley Shelton is a young nun helping her coach the team. (Trailer)

Here's an Uncensored Trailer for the "Harold and Kumar" Christmas Movie:

The TV commercials for "A Very Harold and Kumar 3D Christmas" are pretty racy . . . but there's an UNEDITED trailer on line that goes a step . . . or three . . . further. (--The movie comes out November 4th. Check out the trailer here. WARNING!!! Nudity, foul language, drug abuse and sacrilege await you at this link.)

Check Out Some Pictures from "The Lorax":

We have some new pictures from the upcoming movie version of DR. SEUSS' "The Lorax". (--Check 'em out here.) (Entertainment Weekly (--"The Lorax" hits theaters in March. Danny DeVito provides the voice of the title character. The cast also includes Zac Efron, Ed Helms, Taylor Swift, Betty White and Willow Smith.)
An Old, '80s Matthew Perry Sitcom Predicted the Date of Muammar Gaddafi's Death . . . Almost:

In 1987, MATTHEW PERRY starred in a short-lived Fox sitcom called "Second Chance" . . . and this is interesting now because the show correctly predicted the date of MUAMMAR GADDAFI'S death. (--He died yesterday.) --Well, ALMOST . . . they were off by less than three months. Which isn't bad for a show that aired 24 YEARS AGO. --The premise of the show was that Matthew Perry's character dies 24 years into the future . . . but because he's neither good enough for heaven, nor bad enough for hell, he receives the rare opportunity to go back in time and live his life again. --That's the "second chance" . . . but the catch is that he goes back to live alongside the younger version of himself. (--Apparently, they thought the laughs would write themselves . . . but as it turned out, they could've used some good writers.) --Anyway, the pilot episode opens in St. Peter's office on July 29th of 2011 . . . where dead people are learning where they will spend their afterlife. --Before the older version of Matthew's character is judged, a just-deceased Muammar Gaddafi arrives and is sent to hell. So, the show was off by less than three months . . . or just 83 days. That's astonishing for an episode that aired roughly 8,800 days ago. (--You can find video on YouTube. It's over eight minutes long . . . but here's some help: The 2011 date is shown at the very beginning. Gaddafi appears at the 2:20 mark . . . and for fun, Matthew Perry appears at the 7:55 mark.)

President Obama Is Coming Back to "The Tonight Show":

On Tuesday, PRESIDENT OBAMA will be a guest on "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno". It's his fourth time . . . he was on twice while running for president, and he was also a guest in March of 2009, shortly after taking office. --That was big because Obama became the first sitting president ever to appear on a late night talk show. Like the last time, he'll actually be in the studio with Jay.

Snooki Was *Not* Busted for Marijuana Possession:

Yesterday, a website claimed SNOOKI was arrested for possession of marijuana in New York, but it turned out to be BOGUS. She wasn't even in New York yesterday. --Her rep released a statement saying, quote, "The report is 100% false. As Ms. Polizzi's legal counsel is currently investigating this matter, we cannot comment any further except to assure [everyone] that this story is a complete fabrication." --The original report has since been retracted. (--The site that "reported" the story is, and it seems like it was all a cheap publicity stunt. The site's purpose is to "bust myths pertaining to marijuana," and now they've deemed their own report a "myth.")

The Trailer for the New "Fear Factor" Is Out . . . and It Looks Insane:

You know how NBC is bringing back "Fear Factor"? Well, a trailer for the revival has hit the Internet . . . and they've REALLY ramped it up. It looks insane. --The two-minute trailer features: Someone being yanked off the ground by a helicopter, someone being yanked through the window of an office building, cars being driven into trains and lakes, people eating live scorpions, and no less than SEVEN explosions. --The show premieres December 12th. (--You can find the trailer at


Friday TV Reminders:

--"Supernatural" . . . 9:00 to 10:00 P.M. on the CW. "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" co-stars James Marsters and Charisma Carpenter guest star as a married couple. Unfortunately for him, his jealous wife also happens to be a witch.

--"Tyler Perry's House of Payne" [7th Season Premiere] . . . 9:00 to 10:00 P.M. on TBS.

--"American Masters: Pearl Jam Twenty" . . . 9:00 to 11:30 P.M. on PBS. Director Cameron Crowe charts the rise of Pearl Jam over the past 20-years.

--"20/20" . . . 10:00 to 11:00 P.M. on ABC. Stephanie Madoff Mack discusses her husband's suicide and her father-in-law's arrest for the largest Ponzi scheme in history. She also wrote a book about it all, called "The End of Normal".

--"Boss" [Series Premiere] . . . 10:00 to 11:00 P.M. on Starz. Kelsey Grammer plays the mayor of Chicago, who is battling a degenerative brain disorder.

Saturday TV Reminders:

--"World Series: Game 3" . . . 7:30 to 10:30 P.M. Eastern on Fox. The Texas Rangers host the St Louis Cardinals at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington, Texas.

--"Grand Ole Opry Live" . . . 7:00 to 9:00 P.M. on GAC. Martina McBride, Ronnie Milsap, Kellie Pickler and Lauren Alaina perform.

--"Austin City Limits" . . . 9:00 to 10:00 P.M. on PBS. The Decemberists and Gillian Welch perform.

--"That Metal Show" [8th Season Finale] . . . 11:00 P.M. to Midnight on VH1 Classic. Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich guests.

--"Saturday Night Live" . . . 11:30 P.M. to 1:00 A.M. on NBC. Alec Baldwin guest hosts and Radiohead is the musical guest. (REPEAT)

Sunday TV Reminders:

--"Biography" . . . 8:00 A.M. to 10:00 A.M. on A&E. The film "Jaws" is examined thru the movie's origins, the adaptation of the bestseller, what is now termed the first real "summer blockbuster" and how Spielberg broke new ground in location filming.

--"World Series: Game 4" . . . 8:00 to 11:00 P.M. Eastern on Fox. The Texas Rangers host the St Louis Cardinals at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington, Texas.

--"Sunday Night Football" . . . 8:20 to 11:20 P.M. Eastern on NBC. The New Orleans Saints host the Indianapolis Colts at the Superdome in New Orleans.

--"Once Upon A Time" [Series Premiere] . . . 8:00 to 9:00 P.M. on ABC. The people in the small Maine town of Storybrooke are all fairytale characters who are under a spell and don't know their true identities. It stars Jennifer Morrison from "House", and Ginnifer Goodwin as Snow White.

--"Desperate Housewives" . . . 9:00 to 10:00 P.M. on ABC. Renee takes Lynette to a singles bar.

--"100 Moments That Changed TV" [Conclusion]. . . 9:00 to 10:00 P.M. on TV Guide. Landmark events include the birth of "American Idol", the origin of 24-hour cable news, and the negative impact the O.J. Simpson trial had on soap operas.

--"Day Jobs" . . . 9:00 to 10:00 P.M. on GAC. Gary Allan, Eddie Montgomery and Josh Kelley are reunited with their pre-fame jobs.

--"Against the Wall" [1st Season Finale] . . . 9:00 to 11:00 P.M. on Lifetime.

--"Wicked Fit" [Series Premiere] . . . 9:00 to 10:00 P.M. on Style. Fitness expert Katie Boyd helps aspiring beauty queens and suburban moms get into shape.

--"Pan Am" . . . 10:00 to 11:00 P.M. on ABC. "ER" stud Goran Visnjic guest stars as Yugoslavian diplomat Niko Lonza whom Kate befriends as a way of infiltrating the exclusive Monte Carlo casino.

--"Robot Chicken" [5th Season Premiere] . . . 11:30 to 11:45 P.M. on Adult Swim. Justin Bieber is animated and given a sketch. Plus the "Peanuts" characters get dance lessons from Kevin Bacon's character in "Footloose".


What's Next for Justin Bieber? A "Mature" Album . . . and a Movie?

JUSTIN BIEBER'S Christmas album "Under the Mistletoe" doesn't even hit stores until November 1st . . . but he's already talking about his future plans, which include a "mature" album, and a MOVIE. --There aren't many details on the album, but Justin says he's hoping to have something out, quote, "soon . . . early next year." --Justin did say that he's looking to emulate JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE . . . and how he transitioned from 'N SYNC to his solo career. (--Which is smart, since his fans are still mostly young teenage girls.) --He explains, quote, "I'm going to mature . . . I'm going to evolve. I don't feel like I'm going to do it too fast or too slow. I'm going to do it at the pace that I feel comfortable doing it . . . --"I want to find something that's going to suit me and my fans are going to love . . . [that] older people will like and younger people will like. But I'm always trying to keep my core fanbase, because the young people are what make everything cool." --Justin also wants to do some acting. He says, quote, "Hopefully next summer I can start on a movie or something." He doesn't have a specific project yet . . . but he says his team is, quote, "working on a script." (--Justin's only real acting experience is appearing on two episodes of "CSI".)

Did Justin Bieber Cheat on Selena Gomez with a Model Named Macarena . . . Or Did He Just Compliment Her on Her Sweet Windbreaker?

There are some rumors making the rounds online claiming that JUSTIN BIEBER cheated on SELENA GOMEZ with an Argentinian model named Macarena Lemos. This supposedly happened while he was on tour there earlier this month. --The details are really dicey . . . but according to, "several news sites in Argentina" say Justin was seen kissing Macarena . . . in a hotel suite . . . after complimenting her by saying, quote, "You are very pretty. I love your windbreaker." --The site also says Justin's reps "laughed" when being asked about the rumor, but there's no official comment. Another site says Macarena has confirmed that she "met" Justin, but denied that anything extracurricular happened. --Yet another site offered-up this "partially translated" and completely unintelligible statement from Macarena: Quote, "After greeting it, I returned to my table. I continued eating to a pair of meters of him. --"He seemed me very pretty . . . to his side I felt a truck driver."

Stevie Nicks Was Compelled to Write a Five-Page Essay After Seeing the "Twilight" Movie "New Moon":

We've heard that STEVIE NICKS is ABSOLUTELY CRAZY about the "Twilight" movies. But now, it sounds like her obsession is more ridiculous than we knew. --In a discussion with some high school students at the Grammy Museum in L.A. this week, she said that her favorite song off her last album "In Your Dreams" is "Moonlight" . . . because it was inspired by the "Twilight" movie "New Moon". --She explained, quote, "I saw it while we were on the road with Fleetwood Mac in Australia. I was so taken by the movie that I wrote a five-page essay after seeing it and went back to see it the next night in Brisbane. --"I had a piano in my room and I wrote ['Moonlight']." (--Is it just me, or is this causing Stevie's own creepy mysticism to dissipate? I can't be intrigued by a woman who's transfixed by "Twilight" . . . no, I just can't.)
Lil Wayne Wants to Retire from Rap When He's 35:

Rappers retire . . . threaten to retire . . . and un-retire all the time. In fact, many of them toss the word around as flippantly as the do the N-word . . . or "shawty." --So take this with a grain of salt. --LIL WAYNE tells "GQ" magazine that he'd like to retire from hip-hop by age 35. Wayne just turned 29 last month, so that would be within the next five or six years. --He explains, quote, "I have been doing this for 18 years. That's reason #1. I have accomplished all that I have set out to accomplish and more. Also, I have a label, and I've only put out two artists [Drake and Nicki Minaj]. --"I have a lot more work to do, and it'd be selfish to not focus on being the boss and focus on their projects. But the main reason is my kids, my children . . . --"Six [more] years, I can do this Lil Wayne thing, and my boys will be about seven and eight years old. And man, it's all about them then. --"You know, whatever they're doing. Sports. Whatever they're into. That's where I am. I'm at every game. I'm the dad with the hat on. The jersey. That's me. --"I feel like I'll be a new me, and how good is that? To actually be opening a brand-new door of life at 35? That'd be awesome. Totally awesome. I'm looking forward to it."

Everybody Wanted To Be David Nail's Friend When They Heard He Was Opening for Taylor Swift:

Witness the power that is TAYLOR SWIFT. When news got out that DAVID NAIL scored a couple of opening slots on Taylor's tour last weekend, "friends" he hadn't heard from in years started hitting him up for tickets. --He told "Country Weekly", quote, "I'll bet I had 35 messages on Facebook the next morning (after the shows were announced). --"Suddenly, someone who hasn't said hello or congratulations or anything: 'Hey, it'd be great if I could get seven tickets and meet 'n greet passes to the Taylor show.' And that's actually all we get is seven. I appreciate your modesty in only asking for seven."


Showbiz Extras . . . Random Links to Additional Stories:

KIRSTIE ALLEY has been running around Europe with some young guy. Apparently, he's her DANCE PARTNER. He's a student of MAKSIM CHMERKOVSKIY, who was Kirstie's partner on "Dancing With the Stars". Yes, people in Europe are actually PAYING to watch Kirstie dance. (Full Story)

JESSICA SIMPSON hasn't confirmed she's pregnant yet, but she's reportedly shopping the exclusive announcement to various magazines . . . for $500,000. (Full Story)

Here's a rundown of yesterday's action in DR. CONRAD MURRAY'S manslaughter trial. (Full Story)

HOWIE KENDRICK of the Anaheim Angels apologized for making that 8-year-old kid cry. But on Twitter, not directly to the kid. (Full Story)

Rejoice, humanity! There might be a "Sharktopus 2"! (Full Story)

Check out a list of eight movies and the alternate endings that SHOULD have been used . . . including "Clerks", "Army of Darkness" and "First Blood". (Full Story)

Ali Fedotowsky has put her wedding to Roberto Martinez on hold, but . . . against all odds . . . they haven't broken up. Yet. She says, quote, "We're still engaged . . . we're still living together. We just don't feel the need to walk down the aisle right now." (Full Story)

RICK ROSS still isn't ready to perform, after suffering two seizures last week. Yesterday, he postponed his Sunday gig in Los Angeles. It's been rescheduled for January 14th. There's still no update on what's wrong with him. (Full Story)


Muammar Gaddafi is Dead . . . Here are the Five Things You Need to Know:

It's NOT a good year to be evil. First OSAMA BIN LADEN was taken out . . . and yesterday, MUAMMAR GADDAFI was killed in Libya.

--Here are the five basics you need to know about Gaddafi's death. . .

#1.) He was killed after being captured. A rebel group called the National Transitional Council took over Libya in August after Gaddafi was overthrown. And yesterday their troops captured him. Then Gaddafi supporters OPENED FIRE. --As the rebel troops tried to load Gaddafi into a vehicle, he was shot in the right arm. As they drove away, he was hit in the head. That bullet killed him.

#2.) He was found hiding in a pipe. Gaddafi has been a fugitive on the run for two months The rebels found him in his hometown of Sirte, hiding in a small drainage pipe about three feet wide, filled with trash and sand.

#3.) There was an international warrant for his arrest for war crimes. Gaddafi ruled Libya for almost 42 years before he was overthrown, and the rebels wanted to take him alive to face charges for his crimes. --Listing all of them would take forever, but he funded terror groups around the world, and authorized the slaughter of the Libyan people who opposed him . . . he basically ordered his own troops to indiscriminately kill and rape. --And of course, there's the Lockerbie Bombing. Pan Am flight 103 from London to New York was blown up over Lockerbie, Scotland in December of 1988. --270 people died, including 189 Americans. In February, a Libyan official revealed that Gaddafi personally ordered the bombing.

#4.) His death is extremely symbolic for Libya. Libya has a long way to go in rebuilding and starting a new era.

--And one of Gaddafi's former aides described the capture and death as a crucial step in the process. Quote, "As long as he was on the run, he represented a very ominous danger to the Libyan people . . . [and] to the idea of democracy in Libya."

#5.) With Gaddafi dead, Libya can now announce its liberation. Tomorrow, the chair of the National Transitional Council will OFFICIALLY announce that Libya is liberated from Gaddafi and his government.


And Now, Three New Things to Worry About This Halloween:

#1.) Your kid is twice as likely to get hit by a car. On the average Halloween night, TWICE as many children are hit by cars and killed than on other nights. So make sure to keep them on the sidewalks and not running across the streets.

#2.) Pumpkin carving is dangerous. Finger and hand injuries are the most common reason people go to the emergency room on Halloween . . . and at least one-third of those are lacerations from pumpkin carving. --Pumpkin carving is especially dangerous for children . . . kids ages 10 to 14 are most likely to end up in the ER because of an accident.

#3.) Your child's costume could be a health hazard. A new study has found that 40% of parents allow their kids to use something UNSAFE as part of their Halloween costume. --That being said, they used a fairly loose definition of "unsafe." Unsafe items included sharp objects . . . with actually ARE unsafe . . . as well as baggy clothing and masks . . . which might be a LITTLE unsafe but can't be THAT deadly, right? (Yahoo /
Here are the Five Worst TV Commercials of 2011:

With the amount of money companies spend on commercials, and the number of middle managers who have to approve them, it's AMAZING how many horrible ads slip through. --The just released their annual survey of the WORST commercials in the U.S., and it's safe to say they're all VERY deserving. Here are the top five . . .

#1.) Luvs Diapers, "Poop, There It Is". An animated commercial featuring babies aggressively pooping their diapers, all set to a parody version of the early '90s hip-hop song "Whoomp! There It Is" by TAG TEAM. (--Video here.)

#2.) AT&T, "Woman Hates Her Husband". A husband signs his family up for an unlimited plan, so his wife berates him and reveals how much she hates their marriage . . . because she doesn't realize the plan was free. (--Video here.)

#3.) Summer's Eve, "Hail to the V". A commercial talking about how much men have fought and killed over LADY PARTS . . . which then encourages modern women to make sure to properly douche theirs. (--Video here.)

#4.) AT&T and Samsung, "Spider". A woman sees a spider on a smartphone and it looks so realistic she freaks out in a restaurant, shrieking uncontrollably. (--Video here.)

#5.) GEICO, "Apps". This is the GEICO commercial where three guys in an office use different apps on their smartphones to celebrate the weekend. It doesn't QUITE tie in to insurance, and it got WAY overplayed. (--Video here.) (Consumerist)

Check Out Photos of What Drinking, Smoking, and Junk Food Can Do to Your Face in Ten Years:

This feels like an exaggerated SCARED STRAIGHT tactic . . . but it totally works. --A forensic expert in England altered a reporter's photos to show what she'd look like in a decade if she drank two glasses of wine a day . . . smoked a pack a day . . . or ate a high-sugar, high-carb diet every day. --And the photos are JARRING. --Drinking two drinks a day caused redness in the face, visible veins, forehead lines, neck lines, and crow's feet. --Smoking one pack a day had the worst aging effect: Deep wrinkles, tooth damage, sagging eyelids and cheeks, and dark circles under the eyes. --And eating the high-sugar diet led to a lot of wrinkles, a bloated face, acne, and thin skin. --They also did a comparison showing what she'd look like in 10 years after living healthy. (--You can see all the photo comparisons here.) (Daily Mail)

Women Look Perfect for Two Hours and 22 Minutes After Getting Ready:

According to a new survey, the average woman spends 38 minutes in the morning getting ready. And for that investment, how much time to they get where they look PERFECT? --The answer is . . . two hours and 22 minutes. After that, the average woman finds that her hair style isn't holding up and the make-up isn't doing its job right anymore. --In other words, if you finish getting ready at 7:40 A.M., you're going to feel like you need a touch-up by 10:03. -Most women recognized this . . . 75% say that over the course of a day, their appearance goes, quote, "drastically downhill." --Men, on the other hand, are MUCH more confident in how they look all day. More than half of the men in the survey said they look, quote, "great all day." --The survey also found that the average woman spends 10 minutes in the shower, 11 minutes drying and styling her hair, eight minutes doing make-up, and nine minutes picking what to wear. (Daily Mail)

One in Five People Are Getting a Second Job to Help Pay for Holiday Gifts . . . and One in Eight Already Have One:

(--We covered this topic earlier this week, but here's some new info . . .) Nearly half of Americans are going to have trouble affording holiday gifts this season. --A survey by found that 45% of people are worried about how they'll pay for Christmas presents. --Two thirds of Americans think that they'll have more trouble paying holiday expenses this year than they did last year. --One in five people are planning to get a SECOND JOB to pay for the holidays. And those people are late to the party, because one in eight people have ALREADY gotten one. --More than one in three Americans are affording the holidays the old-fashioned way . . . by going into debt on credit cards. One in ten will use layaway, and 3% will borrow money from family and friends. --Nearly six in ten people will use sales, discounts, and free gifts with purchase offers to pay for gifts. --The average shopper will spend $704.18 on the holidays this year. That includes $400 on gifts for family members and $63 for friends and co-workers. (
One in Six Bosses Will Drive By an Employee's House to Make Sure They're Really There on Sick Days:

I don't know if you've heard, but some people LIE about being SICK to get time off from work. --And according to a survey by CareerBuilder, one in three employers say that workers take more sick time around the holidays. --Of course, that could also be because the holidays are in winter, and more people actually get SICK during the winter. --But if you're thinking about faking a sick day, be warned: One in seven bosses have fired an employee for abusing their sick days . . . and more than one in four have checked up on employees. --Seven in ten employers require a doctor's note when an employee takes a sick day, and more than half have called an employee's house to make sure they're home to pick up. --And one in six bosses DROVE by the employee's HOUSE to check on them. (PR Newswire)

Some Guy From St. Louis Has Already Won $125,000 Because the Cardinals are in the World Series . . . and Will Get $250,000 If They Win:

Here's where being a diehard fan of your team AND being a reckless gambler collide . . . FOR MASSIVE PROFIT. --On September 12th, the St. Louis Cardinals lost 6-to-5 to the Pittsburgh Pirates. That put them five games back in the National League wild card race with only 15 games to play . . . meaning they were a HUGE longshot to make the playoffs. --But there was one Cardinals fan from St. Louis who still had faith . . . and he happened to be at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. That night, they had the odds of St. Louis making the World Series at 500-to-1, and winning it at 999-to-1. --That guy, whose identity hasn't been released, put $250 on both of those bets. --The Cardinals went on a tear . . . the Atlanta Braves collapsed, even though they were the wild card leaders at the time . . . and the Cardinals ended up making the playoffs. Then they beat the Phillies. And then they beat the Brewers.--When they beat the Brewers, won the National League, and made the World Series, the guy's 500-to-1 bet paid off . . . and he won $125,000. --If the Cardinals win the World Series, he'll get another $250,000. Last night was Game 2, and they lost. Which is too bad, because they won the first game, and teams that go up 2-0 in the World Series have won 40 out of 50 times. (Deadspin) (--Here are photos of his gambling tickets.)

Obituary of the Day . . . a Man Who was Circumcised With His Dad's Pocket Knife in 1939:

We've never done an "Obituary of the Day" before . . . but this guy deserves to be in the spotlight. Because Chan Holcombe of Fort Smith, Arkansas CLEARLY didn't get the recognition he deserved when he was alive. --Chan died last week at age 72 . . . his cause of death wasn't disclosed. But that's the ONLY private secret his obituary keeps. Because the second sentence reads, quote . . . --"He was born [in 1939] . . . in a log cabin in Bates, Arkansas and was circumcised with his Dad's pocket knife." --Unfortunately it doesn't elaborate on that, so we'll all just go on wondering two things: Why his family included that detail, and why they don't make men that tough anymore.--Chan also went on to serve in the Air Force. He had four children, four grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren. (Dignity Memorial)

There Are More Faulty Bridges in American Cities Than McDonald's Restaurants?

A report by Transportation For America found that more than 18,000 bridges in America are structurally deficient, which means they need to be replaced or repaired. --That means there are more bad bridges in America than McDonald's restaurants. (--There are about 13,000 McDonald's restaurants in the United States.) --In Los Angeles, 396 cars go over a deficient bridge every SECOND, and almost one in three bridges in Pittsburgh need to be fixed or replaced. --On in five bridges in San Francisco and Philadelphia are deficient, which ranks them behind Pittsburgh among large cities. --Oklahoma City has the worst bridges of mid-sized cities, followed by San Jose and Providence. Among small cities, Tulsa is the worst, followed by Lancaster and Scranton, Pennsylvania. --The safest bridges are in Orlando, Las Vegas, and Fort Myers, where less than 1% of bridges are unsafe. (Transportation for America)

Cops in Oregon Have Busted a Drug Ring That Passed Out "Heroin For Sale" Signs:

There actually is such a thing as a business that DOESN'T benefit from heavy marketing and advertising. The illegal drug business. -In North Portland, Oregon, a HEROIN RING was busted this week . . . because of their aggressive marketing campaign. --And by "aggressive marketing campaign" I mean . . . they went around the neighborhood passing out fliers that said "HEROIN FOR SALE." --The fliers ALSO had the names and address of the dealers. Someone passed one along to the police. --They raided the drug house on Tuesday and found marijuana, heroin, a meth lab, and thousands of dollars in cash. --Six adults were arrested. (NBC 8 - Portland)

A Man Tried to Turn His Poop Into Gold . . . Ended Up Setting His Apartment Complex on Fire . . . and Got Three Months in Jail:

Alchemy is an ancient type of pseudo-science where people tried to turn useless metals and elements into gold and silver. It's all been debunked, and no one really does it anymore. --Except for 30-year-old Paul Moran of Enniskillen, Northern Ireland. See, Paul came up with a theory that he could . . . wait for it . . . turn his POOP INTO GOLD just by heating it up. --So over the summer, Paul did his business, collected his load, and put it on the electric heater in his apartment. --It did not turn to gold. --Instead, it set the apartment complex ON FIRE. --No one was hurt, but there was almost $5,000 in damage. --Paul was in court this week. He admitted to arson and endangering the lives of others and received three months in jail and a year of probation. (Belfast Telegraph)


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

A 61-year-old woman in Mississippi called the wrong number when she was trying to sell some painkillers on Tuesday night, and got a police officer in the narcotics division. He thought it was a prank and hung up, but she kept calling and even started texting. Eventually he arranged a meeting and arrested her. (Full Story)

54% of households have already turned on their heat. And one in four refuse to turn it on this early. (Full Story)

LinkedIn profile pages with a photo are SEVEN TIMES more likely to be viewed. And you should use a photo showing you in action, and an expression that communicates energy and joy. (Full Story)

According to a new study, junk food is bad for your man-seed: A poor diet can lead to infertility. (Full Story)

72 million Americans access social networks with their phones, up 37% from last year. (Full Story)

Federal, state, and local governments spend $4 billion a year on full-time community college students who drop out after one year. (Full Story)

#1.) Two Kids Got a Surprise Trip to Disney World . . . but Wanted to Go to Chattanooga, Tennessee Instead:

Remember the video of the little girl breaking down in tears when her parents surprised her with a trip to Disneyland? THOSE were tears of joy. --But there's a new video online of a boy and girl finding out they're going to Disney World. And the girl starts crying because she wants to go to Chattanooga, Tennessee instead. (???) --Apparently, the original plan was Chattanooga, and the kids were A LOT more excited than their parents thought. At first, the girl's brother is sad too. Then he wises up when his mom says they'll have dinner with Mickey. But the girl just keeps crying. (--Search for "Parents Surprise Kids with Disney Vacation Fail." They find out about Disney World at :45, and the girls starts crying at 1:24.)

#2.) A Morning Show Host Showed Off Her High Heels . . . and Fell:

Earlier this week, shoe designer Christian Louboutin talked about how women secretly like wearing high heels, because it puts their arch in the same position it's in when they're CLIMAXING. --Anyway, two female morning show hosts in New York did a story on it on Wednesday . . . and showed off the high heels they were wearing. Then one of them tried to walk back to the anchor desk . . . and fell. --Her name is Sukanya Kirshnan, and this isn't the first time she's had an on-air spill. She also bit it while she was dancing in a segment last year. (--Search for "PIX Morning news Anchor Falls While Showing Off High Heels." She falls at 1:42.)

#3.) Check out the First Ever Side Flip Landed on a Skateboard:

There's a new video of a skater in a half pipe doing a side flip off his skateboard. Then he lands on a DIFFERENT skateboard. According to all the video sites, it's the first time anyone's landed it. (--Search for "First Skateboard Side Flip.")

#4.) Hillary Clinton Made Fun of Herman Cain During Her Meeting with the President of Afghanistan:

Secretary of State HILLARY CLINTON met with President Hamid Karzai in Afghanistan yesterday. And she made fun of HERMAN CAIN for saying it doesn't matter if he can't name the leaders of foreign countries. (--Last week he talked about how he didn't need to know the name of the leader of "Ubek-beki-beki-beki-stan-stan". Obviously, that was a reference to Uzbekistan.)
(--Search for "Clinton, Karzai Share Laugh About Cain.")

#5.) A Streaker at the UCLA-Arizona Game Caused a Bench-Clearing Brawl?

There was a huge brawl at the UCLA-Arizona last night. Arizona was up 42-to7 with two seconds left in the first half, when a fan dressed as a ref ran up to the real refs, started taking off his shirt, and ran away. We're not sure if he got all the way naked. --But 15 seconds later, three players from each team started talking smack, BOTH BENCHES cleared, punches were thrown, and the chaos spread across 60 yards. Eventually one player from each team was ejected. Arizona won, 48-to-12. (--Search for "A Streaker Leading To A Bench-Clearing Brawl In Tonight's UCLA/Arizona Game.")
Five Apps That Can Make You a Better Cook:

If you're looking for a cheap date this weekend, you can save a lot if you MAKE dinner instead of going out. If your cooking SUCKS, don't worry: Here are the top five iPhone and iPad apps that can make you a better cook.

#1.) "How to Cook Everything". The recipes are organized by ingredients, so it's easier to cook with whatever's in your fridge. It's based on a cookbook by "New York Times" writer Mark Bittman. The iPhone version is $5, and the iPad version is $10.

#2.) "Kitchen Math". It's 99 cents on the iPhone, and quickly calculates things like how many teaspoons are in a cup. Plus, it tells you the correct cooking temperatures for meat and poultry, so you won't overcook it or undercook it.

#3.) "Harvest". This one helps you pick out fresh produce at the grocery store. It tells you what's in season, and how to make sure what you're buying is ripe. It costs $10 on both the iPhone or the iPad.

#4.) "Appetites". It has step-by-step cooking instructions from chefs. And each lesson has a video shot from the cook's point-of-view, so you can see exactly how it's done. It costs 99 cents, and each recipe you buy is another 99 cents.

#5.) "The Professional Chef". It's based on the textbook they use at the Culinary Institute of America, which is considered the best cooking school in America. And everything in the app is required reading for students. --It teaches you the basics of cooking in 36 chapters and 60 instructional videos. It's the most complete cooking app on the list, but it costs $50 and it's only available for the iPad. Still, it's a LOT cheaper than cooking school. (Bon Appétit)

This Year's Hot Halloween Costumes for Couples Include Dead Celebrities and the Royal Couple:

Halloween is coming up FAST, so if you still haven't decided on a costume, we've got a list of five ideas for couples.

#1.) Amy Winehouse and Steve Jobs. They're the biggest celebrity deaths of the year, so naturally a bunch of people will be dressing up as them for Halloween.

#2.) Charlie Sheen and His Goddess. You can pick up a Charlie Sheen mask for less than 20 bucks online. It's on you to decide whether you want to go as "Major League" Charlie or "Two and a Half Men" Charlie.

#3.) Prince William and Kate Middleton. The Royal Wedding was a hot celebrity topic earlier this year. But doing Prince William and Kate Middleton is an even BETTER couples costume now that the buzz has died down,

#4.) Mad Men. Even if you've never seen the show, the vintage "Mad Men" look is hot right now. And dressing up as the characters is easy. Just hit up a vintage clothing store for some '60s-era clothing.

#5.) Vampire and Zombie. Vampires and zombies are always big on Halloween, but they'll be especially popular this year thanks to stuff like "Twilight" and "The Walking Dead". (International Business Times)


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