Wednesday, November 2, 2011



Kim Kardashian Says She Married for Love:

KIM KARDASHIAN broke her silence yesterday and addressed her impending divorce on her blog. And she said her 72-day marriage to KRIS HUMPHRIES was NOT a sham. --She said, quote, "First and foremost, I married for love. I can't believe I even have to defend this. I would not have spent so much time on something just for a TV show!" (--Personally, I can't believe Kim can't believe it.) --She added that agreeing to make her wedding a TV event was not necessarily the smartest decision, but, quote, "it's who I am!" --She added, quote, "I felt like I was on a fast roller coaster and couldn't get off when now I know I probably should have. --"I got caught up with the hoopla and the filming of the TV show that when I probably should have ended my relationship, I didn't know how to and didn't want to disappoint a lot of people." --Kim also asked us to RESPECT HER COURAGE in walking away from the marriage . . . and said reports that she made millions off the wedding are, quote, "simply not true." --She did receive thousands of dollars in wedding gifts. And she said, quote, "I'm so grateful to everyone who took the time to come to my wedding and I'll be donating the money for all the gifts to the Dream Foundation. --"I'm sorry if I have hurt anyone, but my dad always told me to follow my heart and I believe now that I really am." (--You can read the whole thing here.)

Kris Jenner Swears That Kim Kardashian Didn't Make a Dime Off Her Wedding:

How annoyed are you that KIM KARDASHIAN raked in an estimated $18 MILLION for her wedding, and now, just over two months later, she's already getting divorced? --Well, Kim's mom KRIS JENNER would like to dampen your anger by informing you that Kim and husband KRIS HUMPHRIES didn't profit at all from the event. --Yesterday . . . (--on the syndicated "Johnjay and Rich Show") . . . Kris said, quote, "The one thing that is the most annoying is the rumor that she made millions off of this wedding and she didn't make a dime . . . --"[She] actually spent millions of dollars on the wedding so it's not something that she thought would ever not be happily ever after." -Kris also said she's PROUD of her daughter's decision to divorce Humphries after 72 days . . . quote, "Kim had to make a very difficult, grown-up decision. She needed to do that on her own." --But she did say she wishes Kim had gone to counseling and tried to work things out in her marriage. --As for the THOUSANDS of dollars in wedding gifts the couple received, Kris said, quote, "I'm sure Kim will make a ginormous donation as she does all the time anyway very quietly to a wonderful deserving charity or a children's hospital." (--Listen to the interview here.) --In a separate interview with MTV, Kris admitted that there was a LITTLE money to be made off the wedding . . . quote, "Our network was very generous and filmed the show and obviously gave her a salary, all of us our shooting fees and all that. --"But it's not like we walked away with millions of dollars jingling in our pockets." (--As a counterpoint to Kris' claims, here's video from Monday night's "Anderson Cooper 360" . . . in which Anderson says Kim is, quote, "laughing all the way to the bank.")

Did Khloe Kardashian Tell Kathie Lee Gifford that Kim's Marriage Would Only Last Six Months?

KATHIE LEE GIFFORD was a guest at KIM KARDASHIAN'S wedding. And yesterday on the "Today" show, she said she spoke with Kim's sister KHLOE at the reception. --And Khloe told her, quote, "I give it six effing months." (--Here's video.)

Kris Humphries Has Canceled a Party Hosting Gig in Vegas This Weekend . . . Despite Posing for a Sexy Shirtless Promo Poster:

In light of his impending divorce, KRIS HUMPHRIES has canceled a gig in Vegas this coming weekend. Kris was supposed to host a party at the Chateau nightclub in Vegas. --He even went SHIRTLESS on the promo poster. (--And boy is this guy put together. Check it out here.) (E! Online)
The 10 Best Late-Night Jokes About Kim Kardashian's Divorce . . . According to the "Hollywood Reporter":

"The Hollywood Reporter" has put together a list of what they think are the 10 Best Late-Night Jokes about KIM KARDASHIAN and KRIS HUMPHRIES' divorce. Here they are:

#1.) Jimmy Kimmel: "I hate to ruin the mood, but it's my duty as an American talk show host to report that after 72 days of wedded bliss, Kim Kardashian and her NBA player husband Kris Humphries are splitting up. She has decided not to pick his option up for another season."

#2.) Jay Leno: "To their credit, they did try 20 minutes of counseling. It just didn't work."

#3.) David Letterman: "They started bickering at the altar . . . now they're fighting over custody of the cake."

#4.) Craig Ferguson: "You know what's even more surprising? Of all the 7 billion people in the world, no one is surprised that Kim Kardashian is getting divorced."

#5.) Jimmy Kimmel: "It's a shame. I thought they'd be together for at least another five to 10 'Us Weekly' covers."

#6.) Jimmy Kimmel: "Kim has asked that her fans give her a complete lack of privacy during this time."

#7.) Jimmy Kimmel: "I wonder what happens to that 20-karat engagement ring he gave her. You know, if nobody's using it, I bet it would look great in my belly button."

#8.) David Letterman: "They're planning a lavish divorce at the Laguna Niguel Ritz-Carlton with 3,000 guests."

#9.) Jimmy Kimmel: "I feel kind of cheated by all this. I cried during every minute of that wedding special, and I want those 11 hours of my life back now."

#10.) Craig Ferguson: "If two celebrities who hardly know each other get married for a TV show can't make it, what hope is there for any of us?"

Scarlett Johansson Says Her Nude Photos Were Supposed to Be For Ryan Reynolds' Eyes Only:

SCARLETT JOHANSSON is finally speaking out about the nude photos that leaked back in September . . . (--And are now on the hard drive of every straight man in the developed world, whether he admits it or not.) --She tells "Vanity Fair" that they were shot three years ago, and they were meant only for the eyes of RYAN REYNOLDS . . . who was her husband at the time. --She says, quote, "They were sent to my husband. There's nothing wrong with that. It's not like I was shooting a porno. Although there's nothing wrong with that either." (--I think I just fell a little bit more in love with Scarlett.) --Scarlett also says she's not the least bit ashamed of the pics because, quote, "I know my best angles." (--By the way . . . The man responsible for all this celebrity hacking, Christopher Chaney, pleaded NOT GUILTY yesterday. All the charges combined could net him 121 years in prison. You can read more about that here.)

Hugh Grant Has Accidentally Become a Father:

Nine months ago, HUGH GRANT had some fun. Today, he's a father. There's no word who the mother is. Hugh's rep says, quote, "I can confirm that Hugh Grant is the delighted father of a baby girl. --"He and the mother had a fleeting affair and while this was not planned, Hugh could not be happier or more supportive. He and the mother have discussed everything and are on very friendly terms." This is Hugh's first child. He's 51 years old.

Are Denise Richards and Richie Sambora Dating Again?

DENISE RICHARDS and BON JOVI guitarist RICHIE SAMBORA might be dating again. A source says, quote, "It's serious but they are trying to keep it low key." --Denise and Richie dated in 2006 after they left their respective spouses, CHARLIE SHEEN and HEATHER LOCKLEAR. They broke up in 2007. Denise is 40 years old . . . Richie is 52.

Here Are Some Outtakes from Miranda Kerr's Victoria's Secret "Fantasy Treasure Bra" Photo Shoot:

Would you like to see more pictures of MIRANDA KERR wearing that $2.5 MILLION, jewel-encrusted Victoria's Secret "Fantasy Treasure Bra"? We have some outtakes from her photo shoot. (--Check 'em out here. As a bonus, we threw in a few Halloween pics of Miranda as a sexy circus ringmaster.) (Source 1, Source 2) -The bra is studded with nearly 3,400 stones, including 142 carats of white and yellow diamonds, pearls, aquamarines and "faceted citrines". They're all set in 18-karat white and yellow gold. --The centerpiece features two white diamonds, each of which are more than 8 carats, plus two 14-carat yellow diamonds. --Note that Miranda wore comfy panties for the photo shoot. But that may not be the case when she struts her stuff at the "Victoria's Secret Fashion Show" . . . which airs November 29th on CBS. --Remember, when SELITA EBANKS hit the catwalk in the Fantasy Bra four years ago, she did so with matching, jewel-encrusted panties that PUNISHED HER LADY PARTS. (--You can read more about Selita's pain here.)

Colin Quinn Went off on Will Ferrell on Twitter . . . But He Was Probably Joking:

COLIN QUINN ripped into WILL FERRELL on Twitter yesterday . . . saying he has a drug problem and that he stole the idea for "Anchorman" from him. But it sounds like he was just messing around. --It started out with Quinn mentioning that Will won the Mark Twain Prize. --He said, quote, "No, I'm happy for Will . . . we never really got along at SNL because he took so many of my ideas, but . . ." --Then he added, quote, "Will was into a lot of bad drug stuff and I don't know if he still is. Actually, not true I happen to know he still is very much so." --Then he said, quote, "The years I was at SNL Lorne was really kind of messed up over various things and I was the shot caller. And that's real." --And, after his Twitter followers started calling him out, he said, quote, "Feel bad about the Will Ferrell comments. I'll never mention him again if he pays me my residuals for the WHOLE ANCHORMAN CONCEPT!" (--We assume Colin is joking, but we don't actually know for sure. You can see a screen cap of his Tweets here.) (Huffington Post)fs

Donald Trump Is Accusing Jon Stewart of Saying Racist Stuff About Herman Cain:

DONALD TRUMP is accusing "Daily Show" host JON STEWART of RACISM during a report on the HERMAN CAIN sex scandal. --Stewart was calling out Cain for inconsistencies in his various media appearances talking about the scandal. --There was one point where Stewart was pretending to speak as Herman Cain, and apparently Trump took issue with Stewart's impression. (--You can see the clip here. Forward to the 3:20 mark.) --In one of his silly YouTube videos, Trump called it a, quote, "very, very racist rant . . . and said, quote, "It's not what he said, but the way he said it. The tone of his voice, the inflection. Unbelievable." --He added, quote, "Other people get taken off the air, and when he [Stewart] says it, people smile and sort of say, 'Wow, I can't believe he gets away with that.' --"When somebody else says something, even a little bit non-politically correct, they go after 'em. But when Jon Stewart does a horrible, horrible thing to the African-American community, they leave him alone." (--Here's Trump's video. Is Jon Stewart a RACIST . . . or is Donald Trump overreacting? Discuss.)
IT'S ON! Between Anne Rice's Vampires and the "Twilight" Vampires:

ANNE RICE'S "Vampire Lestat" novels are probably responsible . . . at least partially . . . for the whole "Twilight" phenomenon. Does that mean that Anne is down with "Twilight"? Absolutely NOT. --In fact, IT'S ON, after Anne laid the VERBAL SMACKDOWN on "Twilight" on her Facebook page. --She said, quote, "Lestat and Louie feel sorry for vampires that sparkle in the sun. --"They would never hurt immortals who choose to spend eternity going to high school over and over again in a small town anymore than they would hurt the physically disabled or the mentally challenged. --"My vampires possess gravitas. They can afford to be merciful." --Not surprisingly, this caused a HUGE reaction. Last we checked, her post had almost 10,000 "Likes", and had elicited almost 2,200 comments. (--Check out this chaos for yourself here.)

Check Out a New Trailer for "American Reunion":

There's a new trailer for "American Reunion" . . . and I think if you're a fan of the series, this is the sequel you've been waiting for. --They brought EVERYBODY back . . . including The Shermanator, JOHN CHO as the MILF Guy, and SHANNON ELIZABETH as sexy exchange student Nadia. --About the only person you don't see in the trailer is NATASHA LYONNE . . . who played Jessica in the first two "American Pie" movies. But she's listed in the credits on, so we assume she's in there somewhere. --There's also a potential surprise hookup at the end of the trailer that we won't spoil for you . . . but it's a good one. (--"American Reunion" hits theaters April 6th. Check out the trailer here.)

Jerry Seinfeld Will Be Regis Philbin's First Replacement on "Live":

JERRY SEINFELD will be REGIS PHILBIN'S first temporary replacement on "Live! With Regis and Kelly". Regis' last day is Friday, November 18th . . . and after that, the show will be called "Live! With Kelly". --Jerry will co-host the show with KELLY RIPA on the shortened week before Thanksgiving . . . from Monday, November 21st through Wednesday, the 23rd. The show will use guest co-hosts until they decide on Regis' permanent replacement.

Game 7 of the "World Series" Took the Top Spot in the Ratings with 25.4 Million Viewers:

Sports took the top 3 spots in the ratings last week . . . with Game 7 of the "World Series" taking top honors. 25.4 million people tuned in to watch the St. Louis Cardinals defeat the Texas Rangers and clinch the title. (--It was the highest-rated "World Series" game since 2004, when the Boston Red Sox beat the Cardinals in four games.) --The "Sunday Night Football" game between the Dallas Cowboys and Philadelphia Eagles had to settle for 2nd place with 23 million viewers, and Game 6 of the "World Series" rounded out the Top 3 with just over 21 million viewers.

Wednesday TV Reminders:

--"The X Factor" . . . 8:00 to 10:00 P.M. on Fox. The Top 12 finalists perform.

--"America's Next Top Model" . . . 9:00 to 10:00 P.M. on the CW. The models write and sing a song about themselves, and Game directs their music videos.

--"Modern Family" . . . 9:00 to 9:30 P.M. on ABC. Gloria talks Jay into salsa dancing after seeing how much Jay's friend Shorty does with his girlfriend. They're played by Chazz Palminteri and Jennifer Tilly.

--"I Shouldn't Be Alive" [5th Season Finale] . . . 9:00 to 10:00 P.M. on Animal Planet.

--"South Park" . . . 10:00 to 10:30 P.M. on Comedy Central. This week's episode takes a shot at the Occupy Wall Street protests. Cartman becomes the 1% after being picked on for bringing down the physical fitness scores for the other 99%.\ (--Here's a preview clip, where his stuffed animals comfort him by saying, quote, "It's not your fault. How can they blame you for what is clearly President Obama's fault?")

--"Top Chef" [9th Season Premiere] . . . 10:00 to 11:00 P.M. on Bravo.

--"Nick Swardson's Pretend Time" . . . 10:30 to 11:00 P.M. on Comedy Central. Dave Foley guest stars.


Pete Townshend Says iTunes Is "Like a Digital Vampire":

The "Digital Era" of music is now a decade old . . . and 66-year-old WHO guitarist PETE TOWNSHEND still hasn't accepted that things are different than they were back in the good old days. --He recently went on an anti-digital music RANT. Here's a rundown:

#1.) Pete does NOT like iTunes, which he calls a "digital vampire," and thinks they should use some of the money they're making to help save the music business. --He suggests that iTunes should hire 20 talent scouts "from the dying record business," and help promote the younger generation of artists. --Pete explains, quote, "Is there really any good reason why, just because iTunes exists in the wild west Internet land of Facebook and Twitter, it can't provide some aspect of these services to the artists whose work it bleeds like a digital vampire . . . for its enormous commission?"

#2.) Pete does NOT like digital music piracy, which is what he means by "the wild west Internet land." --He says piracy is "destroying digital copyright as we know it," and that illegal downloaders, quote, "may as well come and steal my son's bike while they're at it . . . I wonder what has gone wrong with human morality and social justice." (--For what it's worth, Pete's son Joseph is now 21 years old . . . so if you're a pirate looking to take Pete up on his offer, you're probably looking at a pretty sweet bike. Not a little kid's worthless, busted up tricycle.) (???)

#3.) Pete does NOT like Catch 22s . . . so his hate for piracy isn't unconditional. --He explains, quote, "A creative person would prefer their music to be stolen and enjoyed than ignored. This is the dilemma for every creative soul . . . he or she would prefer to starve and be heard than to eat well and be ignored. --"[And] it's tricky to argue for the innate value of copyright from a position of good fortune, as I do. I've done all right." (--Pete Townshend is an old man. There's now a whole generation of budding diehard music fans who have known nothing other than the Digital Era.) (--I think we can all agree that digital piracy on a large scale is unethical. I'm talking about things like posting entire music libraries on peer-to-peer sites for countless people to download for free.) (--But on a smaller scale, people were sharing music for free with their friends back in Pete's day. Remember the reel-to-reel? Audio cassette?)


Justin Bieber Has Changed His Hair Again:

Your teenage daughters are already well aware of this, but JUSTIN BIEBER has changed his hairstyle yet again. Now, his hair is sticking up on top instead of lying down . . . and the sides are shorter. --Justin showed off his new look on the "Tonight Show" Monday night. (--Here's a picture.) (Cosmopolitan) (--Speaking of the "Tonight Show", a blog noticed that Justin said "like" a lot during the interview, so they put together a video of him saying "like" 50 times in 50 seconds. It's pretty annoying. You can find it on

And Now, the Good News: Justin Bieber Has Launched a Charity Drive, and Has Donated $100,000 to an Elementary School:

JUSTIN BIEBER has launched something called the "Believe" Charity Drive. He's donating a portion of the proceeds from his Christmas album "Under the Mistletoe", and is asking his fans to participate as well. --For more information on donating . . . including a list of the charities that are benefiting from the drive . . . hit up (--It includes a video of Justin explaining the idea behind the Believe Charity Drive.) --And on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" yesterday, Justin announced that he was donating $100,000 to an elementary school in Las Vegas. Over 70% of the student population there is without a permanent home. (--Here's the clip from "Ellen".)'s 10 "Don't Miss" New Holiday Albums:

Are you already in the mood to pick up a Christmas album or two? Well, has put together a list of 10 "Don't Miss" New Holiday Albums.

--Here's the list:

--"Under the Mistletoe", Justin Bieber . . . It came out yesterday.

--"A Very She & Him Christmas", She & Him . . . It came out last month.

--"Glee: The Christmas Album, Volume Two" . . . It comes out November 15th.

--"The Most Wonderful Time of the Year", Scott Weiland . . . It came out last month.

--"Christmas", Michael Bublé . . . It came out last month.

--"A Ginuwine Christmas", Ginuwine . . . It came out last month.

--"A Holiday Carole", Carole King . . . It came out yesterday.

--"Heavenly Christmas", Jackie Evancho . . . It came out yesterday.

--"A Skaggs Family Christmas, Volume Two" . . . It came out in September.

--"This Warm December: A Brushfire Christmas, Volume 2" . . . It comes out November 15th.

(--For more information on each of these albums, hit up

New Music Videos: Foster the People, Rupert Grint:

FOSTER THE PEOPLE . . . the group that did "Pumped Up Kicks" . . . has a new video out. This one is for their song "Call It What You Want". (--You can check it out at their website, RUPERT GRINT . . . a.k.a. Ron Weasley from "Harry Potter" . . . stars in a music video for a song called "Lego House". Ron lip-synchs the song in the video, but the actual singer is Ron's friend ED SHEERAN. (--The video is on YouTube.)


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The defense rested yesterday in DR. CONRAD MURRAY'S manslaughter trial. He did not take the stand. Closing arguments will begin tomorrow. (Full Story)

For some reason, DAVID ARQUETTE was voted off "Dancing With the Stars" last night instead of NANCY GRACE. (Full Story)

LINDSAY LOHAN'S probation hearing is today. A so-called "source" claims the judge plans to sentence her to 30 days in jail. (Full Story)

NEIL PATRICK HARRIS may be gay, but he still likes to flirt with women. (Full Story)

ZOOEY DESCHANEL and her husband BEN GIBBARD from DEATH CAB FOR CUTIE are getting divorced. (Full Story)
HILLARY CLINTON'S mother passed away at the age of 92. (Full Story)

Check out some BILL MURRAY fan art that's going on display at a gallery in Los Angeles tomorrow. (Full Story)

Actor MATTHEW MODINE believes that Jesus was a Communist. He even made a short film to prove his point. It's called "Jesus Was a Commie". (Full Story)

ROGER WATERS of PINK FLOYD is bringing his "Wall" tour to North America, beginning May 1st. (Tour Dates)

BRYAN ADAMS took the photo of AMY WINEHOUSE that they're using as the cover of her upcoming album. (Full Story)

MTV's second "O Music Awards" show went down Monday night in West Hollywood. (Winners)

NICOLAS CAGE'S psycho kid WESTON and his wife are ending their dysfunctional marriage. Weston posted the following message on his Facebook page . . . "LADIES, DADDY IS BACK ahahahhahahaahh oh god! its on." (Full Story)


The Average Worker is Most Productive Between 10:00 A.M. and Noon . . . and Least Productive at the End of the Day:

Good news: You're NOT the only person at work who mentally checks out after lunch and counts the seconds until you can leave. --In a new survey, the staffing company Accountemps asked workers when they're least productive during the day. And the afternoon DOMINATED. --37% of people said they're least productive from 4:00 P.M. to 6:00 P.M. Another 28% said it's 2:00 P.M. to 4:00 P.M. And another 19% said it's during the lunch zone of noon to 2:00 P.M. --Added up, that means 84% of workers are least productive during some chunk of the afternoon. --The time when people are most productive is from 10:00 A.M. to noon . . . after they've settled in, maybe gotten their early morning web surfing and coffee drinking out of the way, and started focusing. Only 4% said that's their least-productive time. --And only 10% said that 8:00 A.M. to 10:00 A.M. is their least productive time. (PR Newswire)

The Average Household Stores $5,500 Worth of Junk in Their Garage:

It's against human nature to throw things away. Not to say we're all HOARDERS deep down . . . but you can kinda see how that COULD happen, right? --So this isn't any surprise. A new survey found that the average household stores almost $5,500 worth of junk in their garage . . . some of which they might need again, but a lot of which they just can't bring themselves to throw out. --And that junk takes up a lot of space. The average household has $21,567 worth of cars . . . but two-thirds of households say they don't have room to park two or more cars inside of their garages because it's being used for storage. --About 20% of households say they have packed boxes in their garage from the last time they moved. --10% say they NEVER plan on cleaning the garage . . . because it just seems like too daunting of a task. --Of that group, 90% say the only thing that could get them to clean would be someone breaking into their car . . . the other 10% say even THAT wouldn't be enough motivation to clear out space in the garage. (Daily Mail)

Bank of America is Backtracking on Its $5 Debit Card Fee Because of Massive Customer Backlash:

See, whining and complaining on Twitter DOES accomplish something. --In September, Bank of America said they were going to start charging people $5 a month just to use their debit card. And people went CRAZY. We learned our lesson with airplane baggage fees: You can't give these people an INCH. --Well . . . yesterday they backtracked, and announced that they're NOT going to be charging that fee after all, due to a MASSIVE CUSTOMER BACKLASH. --Other banks had already decided not to charge debit card fees, including Wells Fargo, Chase, and SunTrust. --Bank of America said they were instituting the fee to make up for the BILLIONS in lost revenue because of new government regulations on credit cards, overdraft charges, and how much they could charge merchants for accepting debit cards. --They haven't announced a new plan to recoup some of that . . . but be prepared, because they're going to do SOMETHING. It's just not debit card usage fees. For now. (Wall Street Journal)

Only 7% of Women Say They Love Their Hair:

Apparently the women in this country need to do some serious work on their HAIR SELF ESTEEM. Because, ya know, we don't have enough things to worry about already. --Dove surveyed 1,000 women and found that only 7% say they love their hair. So that's only 70 out of the 1,000 women loving their hair. The other 93% do not.

--Here are the rest of the results from the survey . . .

--67% of women say their hair is unpredictable and has a mind of its own.

--20% have skipped a social function because of a bad hair day.

--45% would skip breakfast if they needed to spend extra time on their hair.

--35% would rather spend extra time on their hair than get extra time to sleep.

--And 58% use at least THREE hair products daily to try to style their hair. (Shine by Yahoo)

(NC-17) There's a New Strip That Dissolves on Your Tongue and Blocks Taste . . . So It's Being Marketed as a Sex Aid?

There's a new company called Masque Sexual Flavors that's built around one concept: You want to make your partner feel good during foreplay, but it sure would be a lot easier if you didn't have to TASTE them. Ya know . . . down there. --Well they've created one of those dissolving tongue strips . . . like the Listerine ones that you use to make your breath fresh . . . only these strips are specifically designed for when you're PERFORMING. --Once they dissolve, they BLOCK the taste of naughty parts and naughty juices . . . and instead, they fill your mouth with the taste of watermelon, strawberry, or chocolate. --For now, they're being marketed at women . . . but I don't see why a man couldn't use them in the same way. --Masque is selling them for $12 for a three pack, so they're pretty expensive. But if you buy them for your partner . . . and it encourages him or her to perform on you more often . . . that's definitely money well spent. --A survey by Masque found that 60% of women say they'd be more likely to perform if these strips were involved. And about 60% of men said they'd consider buying these for their partners. (PR Newswire) (--You can buy them on the Masque website,

A Face Appears in the Ultrasound of a Man's Testicular Tumor:

At least this face doesn't look like Jesus. We couldn't handle him showing up HERE. --At Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario, Canada, doctors conducted an ultrasound on a 45-year-old man whose name wasn't released . . . because of a large tumor in his testicles. --And when they looked at the ultrasound, the doctors, staff, and the man were all shocked to see the image of a MAN'S FACE on the tumor. --The doctors are G. Gregory Roberts and Naji Touma, and they wrote about the ultrasound in a medical journal called "Urology". Quote, "[We] were amazed to see the outline of a man's face . . . his mouth agape." --Unfortunately for the 45-year-old with the tumor . . . and 'The Man on the Tumor' as well . . . the testicle had to be removed. (The Telegraph) (--Yes, we have a photo of the face on the tumor. And yes, it's AMAZING.)

(R) How Bad Would a Disease Have to Be for You to Undergo a Feces Transplant?

There's a type of bacteria called Clostridium Difficle (--Closs-TRID-ee-yum DIFF-a-Clay). Or C-Diff for short. And it's so nasty, wait until you hear about the cure . . . --It infects your intestines, usually after antibiotics have wiped out the good bacteria in your digestive system, and causes severe diarrhea and painful bloating. It's common in hospital and nursing home patients. --About half a million people get it each year, and about 30,000 of them end up DYING. And even if it doesn't kill you, you might WISH it did, because the treatment's pretty nasty. --33-year-old Jerry Grant lives near Scottsdale, Arizona, and got infected last year. He spent six months trying to figure out what was wrong. (--CAREFUL!) Jerry said, quote, "When you're bleeding rectally for weeks on end, you have no choice but to think you're dying." It eventually became so painful that he couldn't SIT DOWN. --And the only cure for the condition is a procedure known as fecal bacteriotherapy . . . better known as a FECES TRANSPLANT. (--CAREFUL!) Jerry's wife is donating uninfected stool, which doctors will insert into his rectum, to provide good bacteria that can fend off the germs causing the problem. --It sounds repulsive, but Jerry says he's at the point that he would EAT the feces to get it in his colon. (AZ Central)
Harold Camping Admits He's "Embarrassed" His Two Doomsday Predictions Both Flopped:

HAROLD CAMPING is the evangelist who heads the group Family Radio . . . and he got a ton of attention this year predicting the END OF THE WORLD. -He predicted the Rapture was coming on May 21st. When it didn't, he revised his prediction to October 21st. But somehow we're all still here. --And now . . . he's finally making a statement. He called this, quote, "embarrassing." --Quote, "When it comes to trying to recognize the truth of prophecy, we're finding that it is very, very difficult." --He also has an explanation for WHY he was wrong. It's not because he was just randomly pulling numbers out of the air . . . it's because GOD IS GOOD. --Camping says the Rapture may've been called off because, quote, "one thing we know for certain is that God is merciful, merciful beyond anything that we would ever expect." --He is also getting OUT of the apocalypse prediction game . . . and won't be offering a new doomsday date anytime soon. Which means now it's a countdown to December of next year . . . when the MAYANS predicted the world would end. (Gawker)

Forty Americans Die Every Day from Painkillers . . . More Than Heroin and Cocaine Combined:

It's hard to put the prescription drug abuse crisis in perspective. Street drugs like heroin or crack or meth have been considered evil for decades, prescription drugs haven't. So there's a tendency to take them a little less seriously. --Maybe THIS will be the wake-up call. --According to a new report from the CDC, about FORTY Americans die every day from overdosing on painkillers like Vicodin and OxyContin. --That's about 15,000 Americans per year. --That's more than the number of deaths from heroin and cocaine . . . COMBINED. --That's also a 300% increase in painkiller abuse deaths over the past decade. --One of the problems is JUST how many painkillers are floating around out there. In 2010, doctors prescribed enough to supply EVERY adult in this country with a one-month supply. (ABC News)


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Mugshots of the Day: People busted in their Halloween make-up. Including a guy dressed as a zombie who started a fight at a nudist Halloween party. (Full Story)

Finally! Get all the taste of whiskey, without the alcohol. It's called ArKay, and it'll be available on December 1st. (Full Story)

The 'Freshman 15' is sort of a myth. According to a new study, girls gain an average of 2.4 pounds in the first year of college, and guys gain 3.4 pounds. Although 10% of college freshmen DID gain 15 pounds or more. (Full Story)

Want to see how much global slave labor went into the products you're using? Take a quiz at the website

Want an iPad studded with a solid gold back, an Apple logo made of 65 diamond studs, and a front panel that incorporates shards from the thigh bone of a T Rex? It'll only set you back $8 million. (Full Story)

#1.) A Plane Flying from Newark to Poland Had to Make an Emergency Landing with No Landing Gear . . . and No One Was Injured:

There was a video last week of a pilot landing in Iran with no front landing gear. But a pilot flying a 767 from Newark to Poland ONE-UPPED him yesterday, and landed without a front OR back landing gear. And once again, no one was injured. --There are two great videos of it. The first one shows the plane touch down. But then the shot gets obscured by a tree, and it cuts to firefighters dousing the plane with water. --The second video shows the plane come to a stop, and you see sparks shoot out from under the right engine. (--Search for "767 Touches Down Without Wheels" and "Plane Lands in Poland Wheels Up.")

#2.) A Sports Anchor in Canada Did His Halloween Report Dressed as Two-Face from "Batman":

A sports anchor in Ontario, Canada named Tyler Calver went all out for Halloween this year . . . and did his entire report dressed as the villain Two-Face from "Batman". --If you don't know who Two-Face is . . . one half of his face looks normal, but the other half got burned by acid. And this guy's Two-Face was pretty graphic for the local news. (--Although, it's more like the cartoonish version of Two-Face that Tommy Lee Jones did in "Batman Forever" than the more realistic one in "The Dark Knight".) --One of the female anchors told him, quote, "You said you were gonna dress up as a Batman character. [But] I was hoping for Robin." (--Search for "Canadian Sportscaster Does Entire Report in Two-Face Costume.")

#3.) The NBA's Kevin Durant Played Flag Football with College Kids . . . and Chris Paul Was on "Family Feud":

There's no end in sight for the NBA lockout, so the players have been finding other things to do. Like, get divorced by Kim Kardashian. -For example, two-time scoring leader KEVIN DURANT sent out a Tweet on Monday asking if anyone had a spot open on their flag football team . . . and after some frat guy Tweeted him back. --So Durant ended up playing with a bunch of college kids from Oklahoma State, and there's video of it on YouTube. He had four touchdowns and three interceptions. --Then, on yesterday's episode of "Family Feud", one of the contestants was Hornets point guard CHRIS PAUL. According to the producers, he didn't pull any strings, and his family tried out just like everyone else. --They were playing for Chris's CP3 Foundation, but they ended up losing. When Steve Harvey asked Chris for "something a man might not want the woman he's dating to know he's wearing" . . . Chris's answer was, quote, "musk."
(--Search for "Kevin Durant Flag Football" and "Chris Paul on Family Feud.")

#4.) A Swedish Hockey Player Hugged His Opponent After Scoring a Goal . . . and Got Punched in the Face:

Here's some advice: If you're playing ice hockey and you score, don't turn around and hug one of the opposing players. A hockey player in Sweden did it on Monday . . . either by mistake or on purpose . . . and the other guy immediately punched him in the face. (--Search for "Swedish Hockey Hug.")

#5.) A Soccer Player Broke the World Record for Longest Header:

A soccer player in Japan broke the world record for the longest HEADER goal in a match. It happened when the other team's goalie kicked the ball past mid-field. --Then the guy ran in and headed it right back at him from 64 yards away . . . and it bounced over the goalie's head. (--Search for "World Record Headed Goal 58 Meters.")

Three Halloween Stains, and How to Get Them Out:

If you've still got Halloween laundry to do, you're not alone. Here's a list from "Reader's Digest" of three Halloween stains, and how to get them out.

#1.) Chocolate. This one's pretty easy. Just scrape off as much as you can without rubbing it into the fabric. Then apply a stain remover like Shout, and throw it in the wash. --If the stain doesn't come out, wash it again with color-safe bleach.

#2.) Oil-Based Make-Up. Use make-up remover or rubbing alcohol. But first, make sure the color won't run by dabbing a little bit on one of the inside seams. If the color doesn't change after ten minutes, you're probablyA good to go. --Next, use a washcloth to dampen the stain with whatever you used on the seam . . . either the make-up remover or rubbing alcohol. Then dab it with a dry paper towel until it stops picking up make-up. --Once that's done, use a stain remover, and wash it in warm water.

#3.) Hair Dye. If you can use bleach, mix a quarter cup with one gallon of cold water. Then soak the stain for 30 minutes. --But if you're worried about the colors running, replace the bleach with ammonia. And instead of soaking the clothes, stretch the stained area over a bucket, and pour the mixture directly onto it. Then rinse it and throw it in the wash. (Reader's Digest)


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