Thursday, October 27, 2011


Bruce Willis Is Going to Be a Dad Again:

BRUCE WILLIS is going to be a dad again. His wife Emma Heming is pregnant and due sometime early next year. -Bruce has three daughters with ex-wife DEMI MOORE. They are: 23-year-old Rumer, 20-year-old Scout and 17-year-old Tallulah. --Bruce and Emma got married in the spring of 2009. He's 56 . . . she's 33.

Courtney Stodden Suggest That Jealous Women Kicked Her and Doug Hutchison Out of That Pumpkin Patch:

17-year-old skank COURTNEY STODDEN and her creepy, 51-year-old husband DOUG HUTCHISON say they were kicked out of that pumpkin patch over the weekend because of complaints from JEALOUS WOMEN. --They didn't use those exact words, but they didn't have to. In a segment on "Dr. Drew's Lifechangers" that'll air November 7th, they say it was Courtney's Daisy Duke-like outfit that ticked the women off. --Courtney said, quote, "The women were coming up to the manager and complaining . . . because of the kids." And she put up AIR QUOTES when she said, "because of the kids." --Then Doug called the complainers, quote, "a handful of concerned moms" . . . and HE used air quotes when he said "concerned moms". --Courtney and Doug also revealed that the pics we saw earlier this week of the two of them being disgustingly all over each other were NOT taken at this pumpkin patch. --They actually went somewhere else to take those photos AFTER they got kicked out of the first pumpkin patch.

Did Kim Kardashian Shop Around the NBA Before Finding Kris Humphries?

With all the talk that KIM KARDASHIAN and KRIS HUMPHRIES are already on the outs, this is interesting: --There's a rumor going around that Kim and the E! network actually shopped around the NBA looking for a boyfriend for Kim. And Kris wasn't even their first choice. --They wanted a New York player because filming on the reality show "Kourtney and Kim Take New York" was about to start. They first approached DANILO GALLINARI of the Knicks. But he wasn't interested in dating Kim or being on a reality show. --Apparently they figured Jersey was close enough, so they settled on Humphries, who plays for the Nets.

Amy Winehouse Drank Herself to Death:

Remember those reports that AMY WINEHOUSE had a seizure and died because she had STOPPED drinking? Well, they couldn't have been more off the mark. The truth is that Amy DRANK HERSELF TO DEATH. --At a hearing yesterday, coroner Suzanne Greenaway said that Amy's blood-alcohol level was FIVE TIMES the legal drunk driving limit when she died on July 23rd. --Greenaway said Amy's death was the, quote, "unintended consequence" of her drinking . . . meaning she wasn't trying to kill herself. Instead, it was a case of, quote, "death by misadventure." -Earlier in the hearing, Amy's physician testified that Amy was trying hard to quit drinking . . . but had recently started again after a period of abstinence. --She also said she saw Amy the night before her death, and she was, quote, "tipsy" but coherent and able to hold a conversation. She added, quote, "Amy didn't want to die, she was looking forward to the future." --After the coroner's ruling, Amy's parents issued a statement saying, quote, "It is some relief to finally find out what happened to Amy . . . --"The court heard that Amy was battling hard to conquer her problems with alcohol and it is a source of great pain to us that she could not win in time."

The Highest-Grossing Actor of All Time is . . . Samuel L. Jackson:

If I asked you to name the highest-grossing actor of all time, who would you pick? JOHNNY DEPP maybe? LEONARDO DICAPRIO? WILL FERRELL, even? --Well, you'd be wrong, wrong and WRONG. Because the highest-grossing actor of all time is SAMUEL L. JACKSON. --Jackson's work over the course of his career has earned $7.42 BILLION, earning him a place in the "Guinness Book of World Records". --Of course, Jackson isn't always the STAR of his movies, but that doesn't matter. As long as he's in them, it counts. --So I guess that means that even small, early career appearances in movies like "Coming to America" and "Goodfellas". --Then of course there's the higher-profile stuff like "Pulp Fiction", the "Star Wars" prequels, the original "Jurassic Park", "The Incredibles" and now, all those Marvel superhero movies like "Iron Man", "Thor" and "Captain America". --Jackson averages three to four movies a year, which he attributes to his family's work ethic. He says, quote, "I grew up in a working class family. --"When I was a kid, all the adults in my house got up and went to work every day. I assumed that's what grown people do. That's what I do. I just happen to have a very interesting job that's kind of cool!"
Cher Lays the Smack Down on "Dancing With the Stars" Judges Bruno Tonioli and Len Goodman:

CHER is not happy with the way "Dancing With the Stars" judges BRUNO TONIOLI and LEN GOODMAN treated her son, CHAZ BONO . . . and she's not afraid to say it. --She went off on them on Twitter . . . although she gave the third judge, CARRIE ANN INABA, a pass. --She said, quote, "Thank u Carrie Ann 4 your Gentility. You are beautiful inside & out! To the Gentleman? I didn't know who u Were b4 which I guess is a blessing! --"Going Home is Fine but why insult him b4 he Goes! Maybe Rudeness & Flapping Arms take the place of TALENT . . . The chick is beautiful and polite. The men suck!" --Then she had this to say to Chaz . . . quote, "Your mom could cut a [B-word]!"

Comedian Patrice O'Neal Had a Stroke:

Comedian PATRICE O'NEAL . . . who was recently seen roasting CHARLIE SHEEN . . . suffered a stroke last week, and it sounds like it was pretty bad. --Fellow comedians Jim Norton, Colin Quinn, Robert Kelly, Rich Vos and Keith Robinson made the announcement yesterday. --Norton said, quote, "We don't know how he is. We don't know how he's going to be. I didn't want to do this by myself. I wish we had more news for you." (--And here's video of Patrice at the Sheen roast, where he jokes that he's, quote, "dying of diabetes." Or maybe he WASN'T joking. WARNING: This clip contains bleeped profanity.) --The guys also gave the following e-mail address for people to send well-wishes: --Charlie Sheen issued a statement yesterday saying, quote, "[Patrice] is a gentle giant, a brilliant comedian, and a noble dude. Wishing him nothing but recovery, healing and laughter."

Richard Gere Prays for Dead Mosquitoes:

You know that whole Zen Buddhist thing RICHARD GERE has going on? Well, it's NOT an act. This guy really LIVES it . . . to the point where he actually PRAYS FOR DEAD BUGS. --That's according to TOPHER GRACE . . . who recently filmed a movie with Gere called "The Double". --He says, quote, "We were at this dinner and . . . there are bugs all over the place and I'm [smacking them] and I look over [at Richard] and am like, 'Oh, sorry.' --"He's friends with the Dalai Lama and stuff. He says, 'Don't worry, I'm saying a prayer for each [mosquito you kill].' --"Then this mosquito landed and was pumping blood out of his cheek . . . It had been awhile and this mosquito is getting fat with blood. And he finally said, 'There's a mosquito on my cheek, huh?' --"And he lifted it [and tossed it in the air] and said, 'Enjoy the snack.' It's crazy. I was blown away by that kind of stillness." --Topher also made an unintentionally ironic comment regarding ASHTON KUTCHER'S continued success. He said, quote, "I'm not surprised at all. Ashton is the king of commitment. --"If you give him something, he will commit to it. I saw him be given some ridiculous things [on "That '70s Show"] and he commits to it so much it becomes real and really good." (--Obviously, he wasn't talking commitment TO A SPOUSE. Still, an interesting choice of words.)


Justin Timberlake's Sci-Fi Thriller is Up Against "Puss in Boots" This Weekend:

#1.) "In Time" (PG-13) (Trailer)

A sci-fi thriller set in a future where the aging gene has been turned off: People stop aging when they turn 25. But to control overpopulation, they're only engineered to live until they're 26 . . . unless they're rich enough to purchase more time. Justin Timberlake is accused of murdering a stranger who added over 100 years to his clock . . . and Amanda Seyfried plays a girl he takes hostage when he tries to bring down the entire system.

#2.) "Puss in Boots" (PG) (Final Trailer) (Official Trailer)

Antonio Banderas returns as Puss in Boots, who's on a quest to keep the murderous outlaws Jack and Jill from getting their hands on the goose that lays the golden eggs. --Salma Hayek is a master thief named Kitty Softpaws, Billy Bob Thornton and Amy Sedaris are Jack and Jill, and Zach Galifianakis plays Humpty Dumpty.

#3.) "Anonymous" (PG-13) (Trailer)

For centuries, scholars have debated whether Shakespeare actually wrote the plays credited to him. One possible alternative is the Earl of Oxford . . . who was banished from court after an illicit affair with the queen's chambermaid. --Rhys Ifans plays Oxford, Vanessa Redgrave plays Queen Elizabeth, and "Shaun of the Dead's" Rafe Spall plays Shakespeare. You know Rhys Ifans as Luna Lovegood's dad in "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part I".

#4.) "The Rum Diary" (R) (Limited) (Trailer)

Johnny Depp takes a job writing for a newspaper in Puerto Rico, where he indulges in frequent rum-filled binges and obsesses after the incredibly sexy Amber Heard. Aaron Eckhart plays her fiancé, a shady businessman who Johnny decides to expose. --It's based on a novel by Hunter S. Thompson, who wrote "Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas". (--He and Johnny became friends during the "Fear and Loathing" movie. When Hunter killed himself in 2005, Johnny fired his ashes out of a giant cannon.)

The Farrelly Brothers Will Direct a Sequel to "Dumb and Dumber" . . . And they Plan to Bring Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels Back:

BOBBY and PETER FARRELLY are going to direct a sequel to their 1994 classic "Dumb and Dumber" . . . and they plan to bring back JIM CARREY and JEFF DANIELS. --They just finished their "Three Stooges" movie, and they're hoping to make this one next. --There was a PREQUEL back in 2003 called "Dumb and Dumberer: When Harry Met Lloyd" . . . but the Farrellys were barely involved in it, and neither were Carrey and Daniels, since it was set when the characters were in high school. --At one point, Carrey was going to play Curly in the "Stooges" movie, but he dropped out because he didn't think he could gain enough weight to do the part justice, and he didn't want to wear a fat suit. (--If it matters to you, the two guys writing the script for the new "Dumb and Dumber" are also responsible for "Hot Tub Time Machine", "She's Out of My League", "Sex Drive" and "Mr. Popper's Penguins".)

Check Out Some of the Insane Stunt Work Tom Cruise Did for the New "Mission: Impossible":

We all know that TOM CRUISE did some CRAZY stunt work for the upcoming "Mission: Impossible" movie . . . including being suspended by wires outside the world's tallest building, the Burj Khalifa in Dubai. --Well, there's a new video online showing just how INSANE that wirework was. There's no denying that Tom has a MEGA set of stones. (--Check out the video at "Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol" hits theaters December 21st.)

Steven Spielberg Takes Credit . . . or Blame . . . for Putting Indy in the Refrigerator in "Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull":

There were so many things fans didn't like about "Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull". But director STEVEN SPIELBERG would like you to know that he, not writer (slash) producer GEORGE LUCAS, is responsible for one of the film's WORST moments. --I'm talking about Indy surviving an atomic bomb blast by hiding in a refrigerator. -Spielberg says, quote, "What people really jumped at was Indy climbing into a refrigerator and getting blown into the sky by an atom-bomb blast. Blame me. Don't blame George. -"That was my silly idea. People stopped saying 'jump the shark'. They now say, 'nuked the fridge'. I'm proud of that. I'm glad I was able to bring that into popular culture." (--You can watch that scene here . . . although whoever posted this video added cheesy "Dr. Who" music to the end.)

Eddie Murphy Is a "Semi-Retired Gentleman of Leisure":

Three years ago, EDDIE MURPHY said he would retire from movies at 50. Well, he's 50, so where does he stand? --He says, quote, "I always tell people now that I'm a semi-retired gentleman of leisure, and occasionally I'll go do some work to break the boredom up." --But he's NOT a recluse. He says, quote, "I leave my house all the time . . . Recluses are nasty, with long nails, don't wash their ass. I'm too vain to be a recluse. --"But homebody, absolutely. I'm 50 years old, beautiful house, I'm supposed to be home, chilling."

The FCC Has Released the Complaints They Received Regarding Nancy Grace's Nipple:

The FCC received "about a dozen" complaints after "Dancing with the Stars" inadvertently broadcast a small segment of NANCY GRACE'S nipple for a MILLISECOND last month. --Nancy has denied that there was a nip-slip . . . but she's full of crap, it happened. However, you literally have to pause your DVR . . . at just the right moment . . . to see anything. In other words, you don't see nipple unless you WANT to see nipple. got their hands on the complaints . . . and here are the highlights from eight different angry viewers' letters:

#1.) "Nancy Grace displayed her naked pornographic breast and nipple. This is an outrage that ABC would broadcast pornography to a family audience . . . --"I have read that Nancy Grace is denying it, but there are screen captures, which clearly show her pornographic nipple displayed as it was seen on TV. I demand that ABC and Nancy Grace be fined for this disgusting and godless display."

#2.) "Nancy Grace had a wardrobe malfunction where her nipple private came out and scared my children. She should be fined."

#3.) "Her nipple was clearly visible. We watch this show because of the family values, but this was disgusting. How can this happen during primetime TV? How is this not buffered? Will Nancy Grace be fined?"

#4.) "I want action!!! I am so offended to see her boob. My kids are traumatized. I want action against her and this network!!!"

#5.) "I thought this show was supposed to be safe for children . . . but I guess not. Someone needs to be fired over this, or some serious fines need to happen. This is ridiculous."

#6.) "Exposed female nipple during a time when my kids were watching. Completely unacceptable."

#7.) "This is not fine. It was clearly done on purpose to generate news stories and interest in the show."

#8.) "I noticed that Nancy Grace's nipple was exposed. Although by accident, these types of things should not be allowed on television. Children were most likely watching this program, and the nipple could have traumatized the poor things."


Thursday TV Reminders:

--"World Series: Game 6" . . . 8:00 to 11:00 P.M. Eastern on Fox. The St Louis Cardinals host the Texas Rangers at Busch Stadium in Saint Louis. Wednesday's game was postponed due to rain. Texas leads the series 3-2 going into tonight's game.

--"The Big Bang Theory" . . . 8:00 to 8:30 P.M. on CBS. Courtney Ford from "True Blood" guests as a comic writer who comes between Leonard and Priya.

--"It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown" . . . 8:00 to 9:00 P.M. on ABC. The 1966 classic airs tonight. It's a Halloween tradition, yo.

--"The Office" . . . 9:00 to 9:30 P.M. on NBC. Erin plans the office Halloween party but has trouble meeting her bosses' party demands.

--"Grey's Anatomy" . . . 9:00 to 10:00 P.M. on ABC. Owen signs the doctors up for a baseball league in the hopes of teaching them about teamwork.

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

--"FM" [1st Season Finale] . . . 9:30 to 10:00 P.M. on DirecTV.

--"The Mentalist" . . . 10:00 to 11:00 P.M. on CBS. "E.T.'s" Henry Thomas guest stars as the bounty-hunting younger brother of detective Lisbon.

--"Beavis and Butt-Head" [Series Premiere] . . . 10:00 to 10:30 P.M. on MTV.

--"Good Vibes" [Series Premiere] . . . 10:30 to 11:00 P.M. on MTV. An animated series about two surfers named Mondo and Woodie. They're voiced by "The O.C.'s" Adam Brody, and Josh Gad from Broadway's "The Book of Mormon".

--"Project Accessory" [Series Premiere] . . . 10:30 to 11:00 P.M. on Lifetime. Twelve designers compete for a chance to start their own brand of fashion accessories.

The 21 Most Surprisingly Creepy Music Videos in Rock 'N' Roll History:

In honor of Halloween, has put together a list of The 21 Most Surprisingly Creepy Music Videos in Rock 'N' Roll History. (--It's also in honor of the disturbing new DUCK SAUCE video "Big Bad Wolf", which we told you about yesterday. It came in at #6 on this list.) --There's one disclaimer: These aren't necessary just freaky, horror videos . . . like you'd expected from artists like MARILYN MANSON and NINE INCH NAILS . . . they're videos that are, quote, "even more unsettling and off-putting, simply because it's unexpected." --Some of the entries are from fairly obscure artists . . . meaning Spinner did its homework, and didn't just go with the obvious stuff. Here's a rundown of some of the more familiar videos that made the list:

1.) "Thriller", Michael Jackson

2.) "Total Eclipse of the Heart", Bonnie Tyler

3.) "Y Control", Yeah Yeah Yeahs

6.) "Big Bad Wolf", Duck Sauce . . . (--Revisit our story on this one, here.)

8.) "Kids", MGMT . . . (--In this video, a baby is terrorized by some VERY scary-looking monsters. I assume they found a creative way to do it without actually scarring the kid for life . . . but it really looks like this kid was traumatized.)

9.) "Mary Jane's Last Dance", Tom Petty

11.) "White Wedding", Billy Idol

12.) "Black Hole Sun", Soundgarden

13.) "The Greeks", Is Tropical . . . (--This is a personal favorite of ours. You can revisit our breakdown of this video, here.)

14.) "Owner of a Lonely Heart", Yes

15.) "The Whale Song", Modest Mouse

21.) "Sweetest Kill", Broken Social Scene . . . starring BIJOU PHILLIPS

(--You can find the full list . . . along with video embeds and mini write-ups on what makes each video "creepy" . . . at

The Dentist That Fixed Steven Tyler's Mouth Says He's "Doing Splendidly":

Today's out-of-nowhere "celebrity" is Dr. Maria Bastos, the dentist in Paraguay who fixed STEVEN TYLER'S mouth . . . after he fell in the shower and busted two teeth. --Maria says Steven was, quote, "friendly and humble," and "surprised her with his cheerfulness." She adds that he's, quote, "doing splendidly" now. It seems like she knew who he was while she was treating him . . . but that isn't 100% clear.

Alice Cooper Says Drugs Should Be Legal . . . and Alcohol and Cigarettes Should Not:

ALICE COOPER has been sober for 30 years . . . and he has said that he feels fortunate that he was able to recognize the evil of alcohol in time to cut himself off. --And now, he's saying that he believes alcohol and cigarettes are even more dangerous than illegal drugs. --Alice tells "OK!" magazine, quote, "You know, looking at statistics, I think drugs should be legal and alcohol and cigarettes should be illegal. They kill more [people] than drugs do."

Justin Bieber Is Working with Kanye West and Drake:

JUSTIN BIEBER'S Christmas album "Under the Mistletoe" hits stores on Tuesday, but he's already focused on his next album after that. --Justin says, quote, "[It'll be released] very soon after my Christmas album . . . it's called 'Believe'. I'm working with a lot of cool people . . . [like] Kanye [West]. And Drake is going to work on the album with me." -If you're champing at the bit for more information on Justin's next album, there's this: Justin's manager recently said, quote, "[Justin is] pretty adamant about writing a lot of it. And he played me some stuff that he's been doing on his own. --"He wrote this amazing song that sounds like a Jodeci record. I'm really excited for him. This kid can sing his ass off. He's coming into his own."

Sammy Hagar Has Offered to Manage a Guns N' Roses Reunion:

If the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame does choose to induct GUNS N' ROSES next spring, there's probably going to be a lot of talk about a possible Guns reunion. -For now, there's no indication that it's happening. But SAMMY HAGAR seems to want it . . . so much so that he's offering to help it happen by serving as their manager. --He explains, quote, "They've proved it again and again and again that it ain't [about] the money. They just don't get along, because Axl [Rose] goes out for a lot less money with his version of Guns N' Roses, and Slash goes out for a lot less money with VELVET REVOLVER or by himself. --"The amount of money they could make if they got it all back together, made a great record, and toured the world would probably be as much as the ROLLING STONES [get] . . . and for them not to do it, it obviously ain't about the money. --"Because they could do it. I would manage them. I'd be their manager and make sure they got the right deal from all the promoters. They could be the biggest band in the world if they wanted to." --Note that Sammy has offered to MANAGE a reunion . . . so that he can get his hands in the cookie jar, and snag some of the money it generates.) (--He's not offering to MEDIATE the discussions in order to actually help bring the band back together. That's what they REALLY need . . . and that's something Sammy is not qualified to help with.) (--That's because Sammy was unable to smooth things over with EDDIE VAN HALEN when VAN HALEN was inducted into the Rock Hall back in 2007.)

Adele is Back on Top of the "Billboard" Chart:

Two new albums debuted in the "Billboard" Top 10 this week. "Come to the Well" from Christian rockers CASTING CROWNS sold 99,000 copies to debut at #2, and "The Good, the Bad, the Sexy" from R&B artist JOE moved 33,000 copies at #8. --That paved the way for ADELE'S "21" to reclaim the #1 spot for the first time since mid-August. It's the album's 13th non-consecutive week at #1, and it's never dropped out of the top 5. --The 106,000 copies "21" sold this week pushes its total sales past the 4 million mark . . . which is more than 2 million copies ahead of the year's next-best selling album, LADY GAGA'S "Born This Way". Here's this week's Top 10 . . .

1.) "21", Adele (106,000 copies)

2.) NEW: "Come to the Well", Casting Crowns (99,000 copies)

3.) "Clear as Day", Scotty McCreery (57,000 copies)

MC Hammer Has a Message for the Oakland Authorities: You Can't Touch Occupy Wall Street Protesters:

The Oakland authorities clashed with Occupy Wall Street protesters on Tuesday . . . and in the process, the police fired tear gas into the crowd, and arrested over 100 people. --Well, MC HAMMER was NOT happy about this. Hammer is from Oakland, and he's surely been a member of the 1% . . . the lower 1% . . . since filing for bankruptcy in 1996. --He unleashed this rant on Twitter: Quote, "The unabated abuse of the PEOPLE can never be tolerated! They were expressing systemic frustration and pain, peacefully. --"You knew this would happen. You cannot eliminate the middle class and expect quiet resolution. The unification of the poor, the underserved and the middle class has begun . . . the forgone conclusion is at hand. --"Now is the time to define who is the 1%. There are many who are successful and give to Causes that impact the community directly. We do not want or need to isolate good people who want to support the 99% but are successful. --"The message must be clear." (--Please Hammer, don't hurt 'em! They'll realize you can't touch this! And the Occupy Wall Street protest is too legit to quit.) --By the way, Hammer is AWESOME! I love that he blew over $20 million in five years, and he's protesting against corporate greed and fiscal irresponsibility.)


Showbiz Extras . . . Random Links to Additional Stories:

Here's what happened yesterday in DR. CONRAD MURRAY'S manslaughter trial. (Update)

Check out some videos of SANDRA BULLOCK auditioning for a part back in 1991. We THINK the movie she was trying out for was called "Passed Away". If so, NANCY TRAVIS ended up getting the part. (Videos)

JAMES VAN DER BEEK'S wife is expecting their second child. (Full Story)

BETTE MIDLER told JOY BEHAR that sex with GERALDO RIVERA was, quote, "nothing to write home about." Geraldo wrote about their encounter in his 1991 autobiography. (Video)

JOHNNY DEPP gets into it with RICKY GERVAIS in a clip from Ricky's new show "Life's Too Short", which will premiere on HBO sometime in the new year. (Full Story)

A list of the supposed 30 Coolest Films Ever Made includes "Rebel Without a Cause", "Pulp Fiction", "The Big Lebowski", "Easy Rider" and "Trainspotting". (List)

The first live episode of "X Factor" aired Tuesday night . . . and the ratings are up slightly. (Full Story)


Check Out Photos of Some Incredible Faces Carved Into Pumpkins:

Every year we see photos of amazing, professional jack-o'-lanterns that make us feel like LOSERS when we're carving pumpkins for Halloween. And it's that time again. --An artist named Ray Villafane carves incredible faces into pumpkins . . . to the point where these things look like legitimate pumpkin carving ART. AND . . . he says they only take him a few hours. (Daily Mail) (--Check them out here.) (--Watch a slideshow of his carvings here. The first three-minutes are a step-by-step carving on one pumpkin. Then the video starts cycling through photos of his other work that includes David Letterman, a creature from "Predator", and Gandalf with an eye patch.)

It's Not an Old Wives' Tale . . . Eating Junk Food Before Bed Causes Nightmares:

This REALLY sounds like an old wives' tale parents tell kids to keep them from eating cookies right before bedtime . . . but actual scientific research has proven it's TRUE. --Several studies have found that eating JUNK FOOD or SPICY FOOD before you go to bed makes you more likely to have NIGHTMARES. --Here's why. Spicy foods crank up the body's temperature. And junk food triggers brain waves. In both cases, you're requiring your brain to work . . . rather than letting it shut down a little bit as you sleep. --When your brain's that active, it can cause nightmares. Now you know. (Lifehacker)

America's Favorite Sandwich Is Turkey . . . but Guys Like Roast Beef:

Next Thursday is National Sandwich Day. So the Land O'Frost lunchmeat company is celebrating with a survey on America's love of sandwiches. --More than half of all Americans say they eat sandwiches for lunch . . . EVERY DAY. One in three eat their sandwiches at their desk at work most days. Only one in 16 say they regularly eat lunch sandwiches at restaurants. --And America's favorite sandwich is . . . TURKEY. One in three adults say that's their favorite lunchmeat for sandwiches. Roast beef finished second, followed by ham. --There's a big gender divide when it comes to roast beef, which kept it from taking the top spot in the poll. One in three men say roast beef sandwiches are their favorite, but only one in five ladies agreed.--Half of all Americans pick potato chips as their favorite side dish for a lunch sandwich. Only one in ten opted for fruits or vegetables. --And one in four people prefer sweet versions of their lunch meat, like honey-flavored ham. (PR Newswire)

Designer Heinz Ketchup . . . the Perfect Gift for the Ketchup Snob in Your Life:

We all know one of those ketchup people: The person who dumps an entire bottle on EVERYTHING, and looks like they're going to cry when McDonald's only puts four packets in the bag. Ketchup aficionados. Ketchup purists. --Well here's the PERFECT Christmas gift for that ketchup snob in your life. Heinz is about to roll out DESIGNER KETCHUP. --It's called Heinz Tomato Ketchup Blended with Balsamic Vinegar, and it'll be for sale on the Heinz Facebook page, at, on Monday, November 14th. --It's made with premium ingredients and comes in a GLASS BOTTLE . . . like all ketchup used to. It costs $2.49-a-bottle, plus $2 shipping . . . which is a lot more than the usual squeeze bottle of Heinz that sells for $1.89. --And Heinz says that if sales are good, it could be offered in grocery stores. (New York Times)

Three Random Facts About America's Serious Ketchup Addiction:

#1.) 97% of homes use ketchup, making it the most popular condiment in the U.S. Mustard is second, at 89%.

#2.) The average American puts ketchup on 9.74 meals per week . . . or more than one a day.

#3.) Heinz ketchup has a 59% market share. Store brands are second, at 21.8% . . . Hunt's is third, at 15.1%.
Class Up Your Cooking With a New, Safe-to-Eat, Gold Spray Paint:

This Thanksgiving, you COULD serve your family plain, old, boring turkey. Or you could serve them SOLID GOLD TURKEY. No-brainer, right? --A company in Germany is selling a product called FOOD FINISH, which is an edible color spray that's supposedly safe to eat . . . and basically SPRAY PAINTS your food a shiny new color. --They make gold, silver, chrome blue, and magenta. --The downside: For now, it's only available in Germany. --And because the FDA hasn't approved it, you'd probably have to pull some strings to get it shipped to you. But if you find a way . . . we'll guarantee no one will EVER forget your cooking. (Trendland)

Are You Mysteriously Sexually Attracted to Pregnant Women? Here's Why:

I NEVER look at pornography. But a friend of mine told me that on all the free porno sites, there's a surprising amount of PREGNANT WOMAN PORNO. And some researchers believe they know why. --According to a study in the "Journal of Sexual Medicine", people who get mysteriously turned on by pregnant or lactating women are people who breastfed longer . . . or who saw their mothers pregnant at a young age. --In other words: If you were heavily exposed to pregnancy or lactation between ages one-and-a-half and five, that gets imprinted on you. --There's nothing incestuous here . . . you're not sexually attracted to your pregnant mother . . . the researchers just say it's proof that your sexual behavior starts forming basically from the time you're born. (

John McCain Tweeted a Joke About Congress's Approval Rating Yesterday . . . and It's the 27th Times He's Used the Same Joke in Five Years:

Yesterday, a study came out that found Congress's approval rating is at an all-time low of 9%. And JOHN MCCAIN tweeted a joke about it. Quote, "We're down to paid staffers and blood relatives." --Meaning, those are the only people who still like Congress. Not the world's funniest joke, but not too bad for a Senator, right? --Well . . . here's the problem. You know how older men tend to repeat the same jokes over and over? McCain is doing that too. --According to "New York Magazine", that tweet marked the TWENTY-SEVENTH TIME in the past five years that McCain has made that exact same joke about Congressional approval numbers. --The first time was on May 20th, 2006, in a speech, where he said, quote, "you get down to blood relatives and paid staffers." --Before yesterday, the most recent time was two weeks ago, on October 13th. --McCain said, quote, "I'm sure you may have seen yesterday's poll where approval of Congress is down to 13%. I think with a little more effort, we could get into single digits. And we're down to blood relatives and paid staffers." (New York Magazine)

One in Four Prescriptions Written by Doctors are Never Filled by Patients:

CVS Caremark drug stores did a study on something called medication non-adherence. --That means that a person goes to the doctor, gets a prescription, then doesn't bother taking the medication. --CVS found that one in four patients given a new prescription by their doctor . . . don't even bother getting it FILLED. --That's a higher rate than they've seen in previous studies. Many insurance plans have raised copays on medication, which might be causing the increase. --Parents almost always fill their prescriptions for sick kids, and people who manage to get their doctor to prescribe an antibiotic pick up the drugs 90% of the time. --People with chronic health problems, like hypertension and diabetes, are most likely to skip getting their meds. And patients in poor neighborhoods are less likely to fill their prescriptions than higher-income areas. --Obviously non-adherence is a problem, because patients allow their condition to get worse instead of intervening early. It also wastes a trip to the doctor and usually requires a second one to get the drugs that would have helped in the first place. --CVS estimates that extra healthcare due to non-adherence is more than $300 billion a year. (PR Newswire)

A Study on Tanning Finds the Best Time of Day to Tan:

I have no idea why this study is coming out in late October when it's completely out-of-season. So, um, file this away in your brain until the weather turns nice, or you go on a vacation. --Scientists at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill just released the results of a study on sunbathing . . . and they say they've figured out the SAFEST way for you to tan. --They found that tanning in the MORNING is the key. In the morning, your body is generating a protein that repairs the UV damage from the sun. So you'll get tan . . . but put yourself at less risk of skin cancer. --As for a specific time of day, you're best off tanning at 7:00 A.M. That's when the protein levels are peaking. --The scientists tested it on lab mice and found that mice exposed to UV light in the morning had five times fewer tumors than mice exposed to UV light in the afternoon. (AOL Lifestyle)
Worst Idea Ever? Some Guy Is Selling Print Magazines . . . Dedicated to Social Networking:

If you do a Google search on "missing the point" . . . this is the guy you should find. --Larry Genkin is the CEO of GSG World Media. Recently, he thought about how social networks were exploding in popularity, and had a 'brilliant' idea: Why not cover Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Google Plus with . . . a monthly print magazine? --Larry expanded his idea to FOUR separate magazines, one for each social network. They're titled "FB & Business", "Tweeting & Business", "LI & Business" and "The Big G & Business". --Larry's very excited about his new venture. He said, quote, "I had to pinch myself when I realized nobody else was doing this." --He printed 250,000 glossy copies of the magazines' first issues, and plans to sell them at $7.95 a copy. --Just think about what this genius has discovered: A way to capture the excitement of instant interaction with friends and colleagues . . . once a month. --In Larry's defense, they're basically free digital magazines available at, and he thinks 14 million copies will be distributed that way. --Larry's tried this before. In 2007, he developed "Blogger and Podcaster" magazine, but he said it never gained traction as a print monthly, and he was forced to shut it down. (NY Post)


Police are Hunting for a Guy Who Firebombed a Taco Bell . . . Because His Chalupa Didn't Have Enough Meat:

If we all went around firebombing Taco Bells every time their food disappointed us, there wouldn't be any Taco Bells left. So I sincerely hope the police track this guy down ASAP. --Early Sunday in Albany, Georgia, a man went through a local Taco Bell drive thru and ordered two of their new Double-XL Chalupas. Those are GIGANTIC chalupas stuffed with meat, cheese, salsa, and some token lettuce. --Well . . . he called the restaurant shortly after, saying that when he got home, he found that his chalupas were seriously lacking in the meat department. Then he dropped the N-word and threatened to come, quote, "redecorate the place." --Then, around 5:00 A.M. he went through the drive thru . . . and tried to toss a HOMEMADE MOLOTOV COCKTAIL into the restaurant. It appeared he put gasoline in a two-liter soda bottle, stuck in a rag, and lit it on fire. --Fortunately, he just hit the outside of the building . . . he wasn't able to throw it through the drive thru window . . . so no one was hurt and very little damage was done. --Police are currently hunting him down. (The Smoking Gun)

A Guy Got Himself Arrested . . . So His Girlfriend Wouldn't Catch Him With a Woman He Met on Craigslist:

Late on Tuesday night, 24-year-old Kevin Gaylor of Colorado Springs, Colorado was hanging out on Craigslist, trolling for women. --We don't know if he was in the CASUAL ENCOUNTERS section or not . . . but based on how things went down, that's the likely case. Because he met a woman . . . and invited her over to his place so they could, quote, "get better acquainted." --Around 3:00 A.M. yesterday morning, she came over. --There was only one problem. Just then, Kevin's GIRLFRIEND came home unexpectedly. And she saw the Craigslist woman in the apartment. --So Kevin panicked . . . and called the police to report the Craigslist woman as a BURGLAR. That way, his girlfriend would think the woman BROKE IN, and he wouldn't get busted for cheating. --Unfortunately for Kevin, the police quickly unraveled his lies . . . and he was arrested for false reporting to authorities. -There's no word on whether his girlfriend dumped him. (Denver Post)


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

Check out a list of the most popular baby names . . . inspired by literature. Including Atticus, Eloise, Gatsby, and Holden. (Full Story)

Does a woman's walk reveal her comfort level in the bedroom . . . or is it the other way around? (Full Story)

A 44-year-old woman in England faces jail after pleading guilty to biting off her boyfriend's testicles in February. They were reattached through surgery. Also, the couple is from 'Gateshead'. (Full Story)

A nine-year-old autistic girl in Canada was kicked out of a clothing store for bringing her service dog with her. So the company wrote to her, apologized, and gave her a $25 gift card. She went back to the store to use it . . . and was kicked out for bringing in her service dog. (Full Story)

For some reason this is funny, but apparently kids in the UK as young as five are running up huge gambling debts . . . playing marbles in the street. (Full Story)


#1.) Just in Time for Halloween . . . a Montage of Evil Laughter from Movie Villains:

Here's something to get you geared up for Halloween: The website posted a montage of movie villains doing what movie villains do: Laugh maniacally. --It has Freddy Kreuger, Jack Nicholson in "The Shining", Pinhead from "Hellraiser", and non-horror movie villains like Jabba the Hutt, the alien in Predator, and of course Dr. Evil. (--Search for " Villains Laughing Manically.")

#2.) FunnyOrDie did a Ridiculous Video Congratulating Will Ferrell for Winning a Comedy Award:

On Sunday, WILL FERRELL was honored with the Mark Twain Award for American Humor at the Kennedy Center in D.C. That's basically the highest honor for comedy that you can get. --So the website posted a parody video of his friends and former co-stars talking about it, and thanking him for a "heartfelt" letter he sent. (--Funny or Die is the website Ferrell started with director Adam McKay in 2007.) --It has Zach Galifianakis, Christina Applegate, Amy Poehler, Sarah Silverman and others read the letters they supposedly got in the mail . . . but they don't realize it's the same form letter he sent to ALL his friends. --Obviously the whole thing is just a joke, and he didn't actually send any letters. (--Search for "How Will Ferrell Touched Me.")

#3.) A Pilot Landed a 727 with No Front Landing Gear, and No One Was Injured:

Last week, a 727 flying from Russia to Iran had to land at the Tehran airport without its front landing gear. And the pilot did absolutely everything right. Now there's footage of it up on YouTube so you can see for yourself. --It shows the plane land on its two back wheels. Then once it starts slowing down, the nose gently touches the tarmac. And ten seconds later, the plane is completely stopped. --There were 94 passengers on board, but no one was injured. (--Search for "Iran Air Landed without Nose Gear.")

Six Halloween Candies and What They Say About Your Personality:

This is pretty much nonsense, but Gawker has a list of different types of candy, and what they supposedly say about your personality if you hand them out on Halloween. Here are the top six.

#1.) Fun-Sized Candy Bars. Basically, it means you're normal. You care about the tradition of Halloween, but not TOO much. And you know it's what most kids WANT.

#2.) Candy That Doesn't Have Chocolate. Gawker says if you give out things like Skittles, Sweet Tarts, or Starburst, it means you care about Halloween, but you want to be DIFFERENT. --Apparently ignoring kids' love of chocolate makes you some kind of trailblazer.

#3.) Candy Corn. The last time kids were EXCITED to get candy corn was sometime between 1950 and 1960. So if you give it out now, it means you're either out of touch, or trying to recreate your own childhood.

#4.) Tootsie Rolls. You could make the same argument here, but according to Gawker, Tootsie Rolls are one of the BEST things to give out. They say Tootsie Rolls make you come across as simple, but classic.

#5.) Lollipops. It means you're not into Halloween, and might even leave your porch light off. But you want to have something in case kids knock on your door anyway.

$6.) Full-Sized Candy Bars. It means one of two things: You're either trying to impress your neighbors. Or you're so emotionally scarred that you desperately need the approval of nine-year-olds. (


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