Monday, November 14, 2011


Liam Hemsworth Says Miley Cyrus Is Sexiest When She's "Biting Into a Steak Sandwich":

There's something vaguely sexual about this. Actually, I take that back. It's really not vague at all. --LIAM HEMSWORTH says his girlfriend MILEY CYRUS is sexiest when she's, quote, "biting into a steak sandwich." --And actually, it gets a little more graphic than that. He says, quote, "There is this place in Nashville called Steak and Shake, which is pretty much the best food, ever. That is our secret, sexy place to go. --"When I look over at her when she's biting into a steak sandwich and there is some steak sauce dripping down her chin, there is nothing sexier than that." (--Yeah, he had to add the part about sauce dripping down her chin, didn't he?)

Jessica Biel Would Do Nudity Again:

JESSICA BIEL played a stripper in a movie called "Powder Blue". And despite the fact that she did NUDITY, it went straight to DVD, and most people don't even know it exists. --Luckily, the world could get another chance to see Jessica naked. She says, quote, "If a director I trusted came to me with an amazing opportunity and it felt organic, I would do it."

Justin Bieber's Pants Started Falling Down . . . And He Just Kept Walking:

JUSTIN BIEBER and SELENA GOMEZ were walking into a restaurant in Paris the other day when his pants started falling down. --Instead of fixing them, he just kept walking, surrounded by security, with his arm around Selena. (--Here's a pic.) (E! Online) (--For the record, it's E! Online that says Justin's pants started falling down. (--Since all we have to go on is this picture, I wouldn't be surprised if Justin was just wearing his pants that low to begin with. He IS gangsta like that, ya know.) (???) --On a related note, remember that dog Baylor that Selena adopted recently? (--And yes, we were right: It's name is Baylor, not "Bailer". And it's HER dog. She and Justin didn't co-adopt it.) --Well, he's sick. On Friday she Tweeted, quote, "My baby is sick :( praying for his surgery." (--There's no word what's wrong with him.)

11-11-11 Nonsense: Jason Lee and Jerry O'Connell Remarried Their Wives . . . and More:

Friday was 11-11-11 . . . and for people who believe in fairies and Sasquatch, it was a very mystical day. That's probably why some celebrities decided to renew their vows. Here's a rundown of what happened on that very special day:

#1.) JASON LEE and his wife Ceren Alkac got remarried in Los Angeles. They have a 3-year-old daughter named Casper. And Jason has an 8-year-old son tragically named Pilot Inspektor from a previous relationship.

#2.) JERRY O'CONNELL and REBECCA ROMIJN renewed their vows, too. I don't know if they hit it exactly on the dot, but their plan was to do it at 11:11 and 11 seconds, at 11th Street and 11th Avenue in New York City.

#3.) KIM ZOLCIAK from "The Real Housewives of Atlanta" married Atlanta Falcons defensive end KROY BIERMANN. They have a 5-month-old son together.

#4.) SHAYNE LAMAS . . . daughter of LORENZO LAMAS . . . gave birth to a baby girl. As previously announced, her name is PRESS. Shayne's husband, Nik Richie, founded a gossip website called

Jennifer Lopez Might Be Dating One of Her Backup Dancers:

There are rumors all over the Net that JENNIFER LOPEZ is dating one of her backup dancers. His name is CASPER SMART. He's 5-foot-8, 160 pounds. --Other things he's been "in" besides J-Lo include "Glee", "How I Met Your Mother" and the movie "Step Up 3D". --A source says, quote, "Yes they are dating and having a good time. They've been getting more open with their flirtings." --But another source adds, quote, "It's a fun fling. It's not meant to turn into anything more." (--Here's a picture of Casper.) (D-Listed) (--This wouldn't be the first dancer J-Lo has messed around with. Remember, she married Cris Judd back in 2001. And we all know how that worked out.)

Nobody Has Threatened to Kidnap or Kill Kim Kardashian:

KIM KARDASHIAN is in Atlanta filming a TYLER PERRY movie called "The Marriage Counselor". And on Friday there were rumors that she had to beef up her security because people had threatened to kill and / or kidnap her. --But her rep says, quote, "There is no truth to her getting death and kidnapping threats."

Justin Timberlake Attended That Marine Corps Ball on Saturday:

Remember that fad over the summer of American soldiers asking celebrities to attend their annual balls? Well, JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE came through on his promise, and attended the Marine Corps Ball in Richmond Virginia on Saturday. --This whole thing started when a Marine named Scott Moore invited MILA KUNIS to HIS ball. Justin told Mila she HAD TO accept . . . which opened the door for Corporal KELSEY DE SANTIS to ask Justin out. (--Here are some pictures of Justin and Kelsey at the ball.) (Us Weekly, TMZ, People) (--And here's Kelsey's original video.) --Yesterday, Justin wrote about the "date" on his website. He called it, quote, "one of the most moving evenings I've ever had." --He added, quote, "[Kelsey] seemed to me to be so humble and honest . . . Very cool . . . Thank you Corporal Kelsey DeSantis. Thank you for inviting me. And, thank you for being my hero." (--He actually wrote a TON more, and it's really good. You can read the whole thing at

George Clooney Considered Suicide After a 2005 Neck Injury:

GEORGE CLOONEY suffered a serious neck injury while filming the movie "Syriana" in 2005. And the pain got so bad, he actually considered offing himself. --He tells "Rolling Stone", quote, "I was at a point where I thought, 'I can't exist like this. I can't actually live.' --"I was lying in a hospital bed with an IV in my arm, unable to move, having these headaches where it feels like you're having a stroke . . . --"And for a short, three-week period I started to think, 'I may have to do something drastic about this' . . . but I never thought I'd get there. See, I was in a place where I was trying to figure out how to survive." (--Clooney had surgery to deal with spinal problems that resulted from the accident, but he STILL gets headaches because of it.)

Kendall Jenner Got a $90,000 Range Rover for Her 16th Birthday:

It's good to see they're raising the next generation of KARDASHIANS right. KENDALL JENNER'S Sweet 16 birthday present was a $90,000 Range Rover. --After dinner Saturday night with the entire family at the Andaz Hotel in Hollywood, the SUV was waiting outside with a big, red bow around it. (--Here's a picture of Kendall with her present.) (E! Online)

Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt Took Their Son Pax Back to His Home Country of Vietnam:

ANGELINA JOLIE and BRAD PITT are with the kids in Vietnam . . . which is the birthplace of their 7-year-old son Pax. This is his first time back since they adopted him at the age of three. --Over the summer, Angelina said, quote, "[The kids] are all learning about each other's cultures as well as being proud of their own. They all have their flags over their beds and their individual pride." --10-year-old Maddox is from Cambodia. 6-year-old Zahara is from Ethiopia. Brad and Angelina's biological daughter Shiloh was born in Namibia . . . and their biological twins Knox and Vivienne were born in France. (--Here's a picture of Angelina and Pax going out to lunch in Ho Chi Minh City.) (People) (--Meanwhile, Britain's "Daily Mail" tabloid claims that Brad bought a Soviet-era tank that he "fell in love with" during the filming of "World War Z". You can read more about that here.)

Conrad Murray Says He Was Trying to "Tip" Michael Jackson Into Sleep:

Did you watch that MSNBC special "Michael Jackson and the Doctor: A Fatal Relationship" on Friday night, or do you have a life? --If you missed it, you missed CONRAD MURRAY denying that he killed Michael. --Here's how he described his thought process . . . quote, "If I give him just a tiny amount of Propofol . . . 25 milligrams, slowly infused, I may just tip him into sleep . . . and the other medications will now get a chance to work because he had a fair amount of medication on board." (--Here's video.) (--And here's a clip of Murray complaining about one of his defense attorneys . . . and getting mad at his mother for interrupting him.) -Meanwhile . . . in a clip that will air on the UK version of the documentary, but DIDN'T air on the U.S. version . . . Murray says that if Michael had woken up that day, he would have QUIT. --Why? Because Michael had disobeyed his orders and taken that fatal dose of propofol HIMSELF, obviously. (--Here's the video.)

Mickey Rourke's "Immortals" Beat the New Movies from Leonardo DiCaprio and Adam Sandler:

MICKEY ROURKE and HENRY CAVILL'S 3D action movie "Immortals" made $32 million and won the weekend box office.

--It beat the ADAM SANDLER cross-dressing comedy "Jack and Jill", which made $26 million in 2nd place . . . and LEONARDO DICAPRIO'S "J. Edgar", which made a disappointing $11.5 million in 5th place.

1.) NEW: Mickey Rourke's "Immortals", $32 million
2.) NEW: Adam Sandler's "Jack and Jill", $26 million
3.) "Puss in Boots", $25.5 million. Up to $109 million in its 3rd week.
4.) "Tower Heist", $13.2 million. Up to $43.9 million in its 2nd week.
5.) NEW: Leonardo DiCaprio's "J. Edgar", $11.5 million. Up to $11.6 million since Wednesday.

And Now, There's a Movie Based On . . . Legos:

Hollywood producers continue to trawl the toy aisle at Wal-Mart for movie ideas. Warner Brothers is doing a movie based on LEGOS. There's no word on a plot or title at this point. Sources say it'll be mostly computer-animated. --This isn't totally unprecedented. Last year, Legos released a feature-length, direct-to-DVD movie called "The Adventures of Clutch Powers". (--Check out the trailer here.) --There are also Lego video games based on popular franchises like "Batman", "Indiana Jones" and "Harry Potter".

Adam Sandler's "Jack and Jill" Has a 3% Rating at

ADAM SANDLER'S "Jack and Jill" had a respectable opening weekend. It finished second behind "Immortals" with $26 million. Still, it's almost guaranteed to be a lock at the upcoming RAZZIES . . . because it only got a 3% Tomatometer rating at --The site found 66 reviews for the movie, and only TWO were positive. (--Check out the stats and reviews here.)

Tom Cruise Could Have Starred in "Titanic" . . . And Other Casting Near-Misses:

Did you know that TOM CRUISE almost got the lead in "Titanic"? Tom's agent actually reached out to director JAMES CAMERON when the project was announced. As we all know, LEONARDO DICAPRIO ended up with the part. --Here are some other casting near-misses, according to E! Online . . .

--ROBERT PATTINSON isn't the only guy who had a shot at Edward Cullen in the "Twilight" franchise. --BEN BARNES, who plays Prince Caspian in the "Narnia" movies, and JACKSON RATHBONE, who plays Jasper Hale in the "Twilight" flicks, also tried out for it.

--The studio tried to pressure director FRANCIS FORD COPPOLA into casting the very Sicilian-looking ROBERT REDFORD (???) as Michael Corleone in "The Godfather". He went with AL PACINO.

--"Batman Begins" director CHRISTOPHER NOLAN was torn between CHRISTIAN BALE and JAKE GYLLENHAAL. Bale won.

--Pixar originally wanted BILLY CRYSTAL for the part of Buzz Lightyear in "Toy Story". To this day he says it's the only role he regrets passing on. His loss was TIM ALLEN'S gain. (--And Billy went on to work with Pixar on "Monsters, Inc.")

--This one is actually pretty well-known: TOM SELLECK was originally offered the part of Indiana Jones in "Raiders of the Lost Ark". But he couldn't take it because he was committed to the TV series "Magnum, P.I.". So they went with HARRISON FORD.
Danica McKellar and Apolo Anton Ohno Will Star in a Bizarre TV Movie for Syfy:

DANICA MCKELLAR . . . a.k.a. Winnie Cooper form "The Wonder Years" . . . will star in a new Syfy TV movie with Olympic speed skater APOLO ANTON OHNO. (--Apolo also won Season Four of "Dancing with the Stars".) --It's called "Tasmanian Devil" . . . and it's about BASE jumpers who invade a Tasmanian national park, and "are pursued by grizzly bear-sized 'Tasmanian Devils,' who protect the land from intruders." (--"BASE jumping" is a dangerous sport where people use a parachute to jump from fixed objects. "BASE" is an acronym for four types of things you can jump from: Buildings . . . Antennas . . . Spans, or bridges . . . and Earth, or cliffs.) --The movie will premiere sometime next year, but there's no exact date yet.

Monday TV Reminders:

--"Monday Night Football" . . . 8:30 to 11:30 P.M. Eastern on ESPN. The Green Bay Packers host the Minnesota Vikings at Lambeau Field in Green Bay.

--"The Sing-Off" . . . 8:00 to 10:00 P.M. on NBC. The five remaining groups collaborate on a medley of James Brown's "I Feel Good", the Jackson 5's "ABC" and Beyoncé's "Crazy in Love". Individual performances include R&B tunes.

--"Dancing with the Stars" [Performance Show] . . . 8:00 to 10:00 P.M. on ABC. Ricki Lake, Olympic soccer gold medalist Hope Solo, "All My Children" real life hero J.R. Martinez, and Rob Kardashian are your final four performers.

--"Basketball Wives LA" [1st Season Finale] . . . 8:00 to 9:00 P.M. on VH1.

--"House" . . . 9:00 to 10:00 P.M. on Fox. House attempts to remove his ankle monitor so he can party in Atlantic City. Sportscaster Jim Lampley cameos.

--"Hart of Dixie" . . . 9:00 to 10:00 P.M. on the CW. NASCAR driver Brian Vickers guest stars as himself when he's asked to judge the annual turtle race.

--"American Chopper: Senior vs. Junior" . . . 9:00 to 11:00 P.M. on Discovery. Junior is asked to build a bike inspired by the restoration at Ground Zero.

--"Lottery Changed My Life" [4th Season Finale] . . . 9:00 to 10:00 P.M. on TLC.

--"Love & Hip Hop" [2nd Season Premiere] . . . 9:00 to 10:00 P.M. on VH1.

--"A Special Edition of 20/20 with Diane Sawyer" . . . 10:00 to 11:00 P.M. on ABC. Diane Sawyer interviews Arizona congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and her husband, space shuttle commander Mark Kelly.

--"Invitation Only" . . . 11:00 P.M. to Midnight on CMT. Blake Shelton performs.


The Fourth "Assassin's Creed", "Kinect Disneyland Adventures", and More:

--"Assassin's Creed: Revelations" (M) . . . on Xbox360, PS3, and PC. (Trailer) The fourth game in the "Assassin's Creed" series features both Ezio and Altair as playable characters. Ezio travels to Constantinople and fights templars who are searching for a way into Altair's hidden library, which contains a powerful artifact.

Your new weapons include a hookblade and the new ability to create bombs using hundreds of random components you find across the city. "Revelations" also includes the multiplayer action introduced in "Brotherhood", along with some new game modes.

(--Get a recap of the events of the first three games by clicking on "Story" here.)

--"Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary" (M) . . . on Xbox360. (Trailer) The game that started it all for "Halo" fans has been re-mastered with HD graphics and a few other nifty features. The campaign now has achievements, and supports online co-op play. And multiplayer will feature six maps inspired by the first two "Halo" games.

You can also use Kinect to scan items in game for later review in your library, and you can even throw grenades if you feel like getting off the couch.

--"Need for Speed: The Run" (T) . . . on Xbox360, PS3, Wii, PC, and 3DS. In this game you play as a guy who needs to win a cross country race from San Francisco to New York City in order to settle a $25 million debt. "Transformers" director Michael Bay did the trailer and there are just as many explosions as you would expect.

--"Saints Row: The Third" (M) . . . on Xbox360, PS3, and PC. The "Saint's Row" games don't take themselves quite as seriously as "Grand Theft Auto". For instance, the melee weapon of choice is a giant purple LOVE TOY. (--Warning!!! - This trailer contains lots of naughty words.)

--"Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games" (E) . . . on Wii. Everyone's favorite plumber, hedgehog, and friends compete in over 30 Olympic events like synchronized swimming, soccer, and rowing. (Trailer)

--"Jurassic Park: The Game" (T) . . . on Xbox360, PS3, and PC. This adventure game follows the events of the first "Jurassic Park" movie. (Trailer)

Plus . . .

--"Kinect Disneyland Adventures" (E) . . . for the Kinect on Xbox360.

--"Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked" (E) . . . Xbox360 Kinect, Wii, and DS.

--"Ultimate Marvel Vs. Capcom 3" (T) . . . for the Xbox360 and PS3.

--"Victorious Time to Shine" (E) for the Kinect on Xbox360.

--"The Price Is Right: Decades" (E) . . . for the Kinect on Xbox360.

--"Kung Fu High Impact" (T) . . . for the Kinect on Xbox360

--"DreamWorks Super Star Kartz" (E) . . . for the PS3, Wii, 3DS, and DS

--"ABBA: You Can Dance" (E10+) . . . for the Wii.

--"Zumba Fitness 2" (T) . . . for the Wii.

--"Rayman Origins" (E10+) . . . for the Xbox360, PS3, and Wii.

--"uDraw Studio: Instant Artist" (E) . . . for the Wii.

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

"Game of Thrones" Is Getting More Video Game Adaptations:

#1.) Three more "Game of Thrones" video games are in the works . . . a traditional RPG like "Mass Effect" or "Dragon Age", an MMORPG like "World of Warcraft", and a social networking game. (Full Story)

#2.) Someone came out with an exhaustive list of 27 gamer classifications. Are you the Jock that only plays "Madden", the Snob who refuses to play games that aren't released on your system of choice, or the Closet Gamer that surprises all your nerdy friends with your video game skills when they least expect it. (

#3.) "Total Recall" is being made into a video game that you can play from any internet browser without needing to buy or download anything. (Full Story)


--"Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides" - Penelope Cruz joins the cast as Jack Sparrow's love interest. And "Deadwood's" Ian McShane is Blackbeard, who runs a ship of zombies, and plans to sacrifice a mermaid to activate the Fountain of Youth. (Trailer #1) (Trailer #2)

--"Larry Crowne" - Tom Hanks loses his job and goes back to school at the local community college. Julia Roberts is his disinterested teacher. It's a romantic comedy he co-wrote with Nia Vardalos from "My Big Fat Greek Wedding". Tom Hanks is also the director. (Trailer)

--"Beginners" - Ewan McGregor learns to embrace life after of his father announces two things: That he's dying . . . and that he's gay. Christopher Plummer plays his dad, and "ER" stud Goran Visnjic is his father's much younger boyfriend. (Trailer)

--"Griff the Invisible" - Ryan Kwanten plays a shy guy with a fertile imagination who patrols his neighborhood at night as a spandex-wearing superhero named Griff the Invisible. You know Ryan as Jason Stackhouse on "True Blood". Eventually he meets a girl and reveals his secret, which is when we find out whether his nightly heroics are all in his head or not. (Trailer)

--"Being Human: The Complete First Season" . . . a four-disc DVD set.


This Week's CD Releases:

--"Glee: The Music, The Christmas Album Volume 2" . . . featuring the "Glee" cast versions of such holiday classics as "Little Drummer Boy", "Santa Baby", and "Do They Know It's Christmas". You can check out the entire track list here.

--"The Papercut Chronicles 2", Gym Class Heroes

--"Part Lies, Part Heart, Part Truth, Part Garbage: 1982-2011", R.E.M. . . . It's a greatest hits compilation with three new tracks: "Hallelujah", "A Month of Saturdays" and "We All Go Back to Where We Belong". R.E.M. announced that they were "calling it a day" in September, after 31 years together.

--"Made in Stoke 24/7/11", Slash . . . a live album from his July 24th concert at the Victoria Hall, a British concert hall in the city Stoke on Trent.

--"Take Care", Drake . . . The title track features Rihanna. His other guests include Nicki Minaj, Rick Ross, Lil Wayne, Andre 3000, The Weeknd and Birdman.

Black Sabbath Is Reuniting for a Tour *And* an Album:

It's happening. On Friday, the original BLACK SABBATH lineup announced that they're reuniting for a world tour AND a new album. --OZZY OSBOURNE, guitarist TONY IOMMI, bassist GEEZER BUTLER and drummer BILL WARD are working on new music with producer Rick Rubin. --There's no title or release date yet, but it's expected to come out sometime next fall. It'll be their first album together in 33 years. The last one, "Never Say Die!", came out in 1978. --The last studio album to come out under the name "Black Sabbath" was "Forbidden" in 1994. (--It featured TONY MARTIN on vocals . . . and included their ICE-T collaboration, "The Illusion of Power". Iommi was the only original Sabbath member on that album.) --There also aren't many specifics on the tour. All we know is that Sabbath is headlining the Download Festival in England next June . . . and that the tour will begin sometime after that. --Ozzy said they decided to get back together now because, quote, "It's just time." And Iommi added, quote, "It's now or never. We get along great. Everything's really good. (--Here's some video from the press conference. HENRY ROLLINS is the dude "hosting" it . . . and Ozzy is as indecipherable as ever. And here's a montage video that the band released to hype the reunion.) (--Ozzy originally left Sabbath in 1979 . . . and reunited with them in 1997. They toured together off-and-on up through 2006, but the only new music they released was two studio tracks that were added to a 1998 live album.)

New Stuff: A Rihanna Song and a Katy Perry Video:

RIHANNA has unleashed "You Da One" . . . the second single off her upcoming album, "Talk That Talk". (--It hits stores next Monday.) --The song is up on Rihanna's Facebook page. (--You'll have to "like" her to "unlock" it. Or . . . you can just listen to it, here.)

--Meanwhile, KATY PERRY has released her "The One That Got Away" video. It features Katy in OLD LADY MAKEUP . . . reminiscing about a past relationship that ended when her boyfriend died in a car accident. --DIEGO LUNA plays the boyfriend . . . and the video ends with JOHNNY CASH'S "You Are My Sunshine". (--The video is up on Katy's Vevo page.)

The Top 10 Dance Songs of All Time . . . According to "Rolling Stone" Readers:

"Rolling Stone" recently polled their readers to come up with a list of The Top 10 Dance Songs of All Time. They released the results this weekend. Here's the list:

1.) "One More Time", Daft Punk (2000)

2.) "Blue Monday", New Order (1983)

3.) "Twist and Shout", The Beatles (1964)

4.) "D.A.N.C.E.", Justice (2007)

5.) "Vogue", Madonna (1990)

6.) "Shout", The Isley Brothers (1959)

7.) "Thriller", Michael Jackson (1984)

8.) "Groove Is in the Heart", Deee-Lite (1990)

9.) "Le Freak", Chic (1978)

10.) "Stayin' Alive", Bee Gees (1977)

(--You can find audio and mini write-ups for each one at

Lady Gaga Performed "Headless" Last Night:

LADY GAGA has worn a lot of stunt costumes . . . but until last night, she'd never performed HEADLESS. --Lady Gaga performed "Marry the Night" on the British version of "X Factor" . . . dressed as a decapitated corpse. Her costume made it seem like she was HOLDING HER OWN HEAD in her hands. (--Here's a picture.) (Daily Star) (--You can find video of the performance on YouTube. If you wanna cut to the chase, skip ahead to the 1:55 mark.)

Jay-Z Stops Selling a T-Shirt After He's Accused of Trying to Profit From the Occupy Wall Street Movement:

Last week, JAY-Z announced that he was going to sell shirts saying "Occupy All Streets" through his Rocawear label. --Of course, that's a reference to the "Occupy Wall Street" movement. In fact, the shirts actually say "Occupy Wall Street", but they have the "W" in "Wall" scratched out . . . and an "S" added to the end of "Street." --The shirts went on sale at for $22 on Friday . . . but there was a problem: Jay-Z didn't seem to be donating any of the proceeds, so it sure looked like he was attempting to PROFIT from the movement. --And since he's comfortably among the "1%" . . . that didn't go over very well. --Jay-Z and Rocawear took some heat online . . . and then on Saturday, the shirts disappeared from the website, one day after going on sale. Jay-Z hasn't commented, but before the shirts vanished, Rocawear issued this statement: --Quote, "The 'Occupy All Streets' t-shirt was created in support of the 'Occupy Wall Street' movement. Rocawear strongly encourages all forms of constructive expression, whether it be artistic, political or social. --"'Occupy All Streets' is our way of reminding people that there is change to be made everywhere, not just on Wall Street. At this time we have not made an official commitment to monetarily support the movement." (--To be fair, Jay-Z and Rocawear didn't say that they WOULDN'T donate the proceeds . . . to Occupy Wall Street, or elsewhere. Rocawear said that "at this time" they hadn't "made an official commitment." So there are some outs.) (--Here's a picture of the shirt . . . plus, a shot of Jay-Z wearing it last week. He's with RUSSELL SIMMONS, who's a big supporter of Occupy Wall Street.) (Global Grind)


Showbiz Extras . . . Random Links to Additional Stories:

DEMI LOVATO sported MEGA-CLEAVAGE at the Latin Grammys the other night. (Photos)

ZOE SALDANA has split with her fiancé, entrepreneur Keith Britton. They'd been together 11 years. (Full Story)

"Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3" set a first-day sales record, taking in $400 MILLION in just 24 hours. The makers of the game say that's better than ANY ENTERTAINMENT PRODUCT RELEASE EVER. (Full Story)

Not that any of us have a shot with her, but PIPPA MIDDLETON has supposedly broken up with her boyfriend again. (Full Story)

OPRAH WINFREY, JAMES EARL JONES and makeup artist DICK SMITH . . . whose work includes "The Godfather" and "The Exorcist" . . . received honorary Oscars this weekend. (Full Story)

Comic book legend FRANK MILLER . . . whose work includes the graphic novels that inspired "Sin City" and "300", says "Occupy" protesters are nothing but, quote, "a pack of louts, thieves and rapists." Not to mention "Pond scum". (Full Story)

Celebrity chef MARIO BATALI has apologized for comparing bankers to Hitler and Stalin. (Full Story)

METTA WORLD PEACE . . . formerly known as RON ARTEST . . . is blasting Charlotte Bobcats owner MICHAEL JORDAN for abandoning the NBA players and forgetting he used to be one of them. (Full Story)

BILL O'REILLY'S new book about Abraham Lincoln has been banned from Ford's Theatre, where Lincoln was assassinated, because of supposed historical inaccuracies. (Full Story)

Now that he's famous for nailing JENNIFER ANISTON, sources say JUSTIN THEROUX has increased his asking price to $10 million per movie. (--Yeah, we know this one smacks of TABLOID B.S., but here's the full story if you want to read it.)

Check out HUGH GRANT in some old guy makeup for the movie "Cloud Atlas". (Photo)

And now, a list of inanimate objects that stole the show in movies . . . including Wilson the volleyball from "Castaway", the cigarette holder in "Breakfast at Tiffany's" and the plastic bag from "American Beauty". (Full Story)

PAUL BETTANY will play a gynecologist in an upcoming Showtime series called "Masters of Sex". (Full Story)

"Sesame Street" is trying to find the actor who played 'Gordon' on the show's pilot episode in 1969. He only appeared in that one episode, which had only been seen by a few people until it was unearthed a few years ago. If you happen to know who he was, the show wants you to email them. (Full Story)

New episodes of "All My Children" were supposed to start airing online in January, but now the whole thing is on hold. The company that purchased the rights to the soap is having a hard time getting the stars to sign on for the online version, so they may shift their focus to extending "One Life to Live" instead. (Full Story)

The Average Woman Can Only Keep a Secret for 32 Minutes:

Remember this the next time you confide in someone. Odds are you only have about a half an hour before your secret starts spreading. --According to a new survey by a British skin care brand called Simple, the average woman can only keep a secret for 32 MINUTES before she tells someone else. --The survey was only conducted for women, so we don't know if men are as willing to immediately leak information. --The survey also found that about 10% of women say they can't keep ANY secret, no matter how personal it is. 13% say they tell secrets specifically because they want gossip to spread. --Almost half said that they share secrets because they can't handle being the only person who knows. --10% say they've had a friendship end because either they leaked a secret or their friend leaked a secret . . . and a fight over that tore them apart. --And finally, 85% say they LOVE hearing gossip from other people. (

A Baby in New Jersey was Born at 11:11 A.M. on 11-11-11:

You knew it was going to happen: This kid is either gonna grow up with "11" as his lucky number, or he's going to grow to hate it so much that it'll send him into a mental asylum. --On Friday, Jacob Anthony Saydeh was born at Virtua Memorial Hospital in Mount Holiday, New Jersey. His time of birth was 11:11 A.M. Which means he was born at 11:11 on 11/11/11. --November 11th was Veterans Day . . . and Jacob's mother, Danielle Saydeh, is an Air Force veteran. His father, Christopher, is currently serving in the Air Force as a staff sergeant. --Right now the Saydeh family lives at an Air Force base in New Jersey, where Christopher is a member of the security force. --Fortunately for Danielle, the "11" theme for Jacob didn't extend to his weight. He wasn't a massive 11-pound baby . . . he was eight pounds, 13 ounces. (

Stupid Photo of the Day . . . An Optical Illusion Where You See Albert Einstein or Marilyn Monroe:

We spotted this floating around the Internet over the weekend and it's pretty weird. It's a photo of ALBERT EINSTEIN . . . but if you start walking away from it, it starts to look like MARILYN MONROE. --Depending on your vision, you may have to get up to 16 feet away before you really see Marilyn, but she's in there. (--Check out the photo here.)

Only 6% of People Who Try to Quit Smoking are Successful:

Everyone who's ever quit smoking or tried to quit says it's the hardest thing they ever had to do. We don't know if that's true . . . we've never tried to quit CRACK or METH . . . but it seems like a realistic possibility. --And these numbers back it up. According to a new study, only 6% of people who try to quit smoking actually succeed. --In the past year, almost 69% of smokers in the U.S. wanted to quit . . . and 52% tried to quit. Only about one out of 17 smokers successfully did it. (WebMD)

2% of People Think Their Boss Doesn't Make Enough Money . . . Everyone Else Disagrees:

I thought EVERYONE who's ever had a boss hates that they do all the work while their boss sits there, takes credit, and makes big money. Turns out it's NOT everyone. But it's almost everyone. --In a new nationwide poll by Harris Interactive, only 2% of people think their boss . . . and most top company managers around the country . . . actually make LESS money than they deserve. --69% feel bosses are overpaid. 29% say managers are paid just about what they deserve. --The survey also found that only 18% of people say they're better off now than they were five years ago. 40% are worse off, and 42% are about the same. (Harris Interactive)

Here's a Trick to Help You Get a Raise . . . Ask for It While You're Standing Up:

We have no idea why this works . . . and it might not . . . but it doesn't cost you anything to try. According to a new study, you're more likely to get a raise or a promotion if you ask for it while you're STANDING UP STRAIGHT. --Researchers found that for whatever reason, when you sit or when you lean . . . especially to the left . . . people perceive you as having lower worth. So you demonstrate your value the best when you're standing and not leaning. (MedIndia)
Nice Guys Make Better Dancers?

When you see a guy who's a really spectacular dancer, your first thought is probably . . . yeah, he's gay. And that may or may not be true, you stereotyping a-hole. But according to a new study, we know he's at least NICE. --In a study out of the University of Gottingen in Germany, researchers found that men who were judged to have the best dance moves had the best scores in agreeableness and friendliness on personality tests. --For the study, the researchers had men dance, all to the same song: "Let Me Entertain You" by ROBBIE WILLIAMS. The men also took personality tests. --Then the researchers had women watch footage of the men dancing and judged their abilities. --Besides coming out as the NICEST guys, men who scored as better dancers also scored high on risk taking and assertiveness. --Women also judged better dancers as MORE ATTRACTIVE. (LiveScience)

A School District in Colorado Sold Ad Space on Report Cards:

Here's another step toward that horrible day in the future when every inch of the planet is covered in advertising. --In Jefferson County, Colorado . . . where the Coors Brewing Company was founded . . . the local school district has started selling ads on REPORT CARDS. --The Jefferson County School District has been hit hard by a budget crunch, so they're trying to drum up money however they can. They already have ads on their buses and their stadiums . . . and now they've sold space on report cards. --To try to keep some kind of ethical boundary, they've only sold an ad to one company . . . a nonprofit called CollegeInvest. CollegeInvest signed a $90,000, three-year deal to have an ad on every report card. --But that's just a drop in the bucket for the school district . . . they're facing $70 MILLION in budget cuts. CBS 4 - Denver)

The Average College Website Has 105 Spelling Mistakes and 709 Links That Don't Work:

A web quality assurance company called Siteimprove looked at the websites for the top 25 public universities in America . . . to see how many mistakes they could find. --They used the "U.S. News and World Report" rankings to choose what schools to evaluate and looked at 2,000 pages of content on each site. --The average college site had 105 misspellings. The most commonly misspelled words were opportunities, technology, accessibility, chemistry, acquisition, coordinator, and sustainability. --The college sites also had an average of 709 "broken links." Those are links that either go to the wrong location or to a web page that no longer exists. --Three out of every four broken links were supposed to point to web pages elsewhere on the college site. The other one in four went to pages out on the Internet somewhere. --Most of the websites also didn't have alternative text for images. That's a brief explanation of what the image is SUPPOSED to show, in case someone's browser can't display it. --Twenty one of the 25 colleges didn't have alternative text on at least 100 images on their site. (

A College Professor Required His Students to Bring Him Snacks . . . and Cancelled Class to Go to Breakfast When They Forgot:

Maybe higher education in America really IS screwed. George Parrott has taught Psychology at Sacramento State for 39 years . . . and REQUIRED his students to bring him food. --George explains his snack policy on the first day of class. It goes like this: No food, no class. He has a handout that states, quote, "Not having a snack = no Dr. Parrott or TAs." (--TA is "teaching assistant".) --Not every student has to bring him food, but SOMEONE does. George claims it's his way of getting his students to work together and come up with a snack schedule. --The syllabus suggests that two students take responsibility each class, in case someone forgets . . . and he cautions against repeating snacks from a previous class. --George also gives the students suggestions of what type of snack to bring. Listed under "Good ideas" are homemade baked goods, and vegetable or fruit platters. "Bad ideas" include Nabisco products. --The entire class gets to have some. George says it helps keep their concentration up and prevents them from leaving the room to get their own food. And the cost to the students is offset by not requiring them to buy a textbook for the course. --Students finally complained on Thursday, when they forgot to bring the food. George and his TAs collected their things, left the room, and went out to breakfast, cancelling the class where they were supposed to review for Monday's midterm. --The university is looking into the allegations. (Sacramento Bee)

Japanese People Like to Name Their Dogs After Food:

A Japanese pet insurance company named Anicom released the list of the most popular dog names in Japan, based on their policy holders. (--It's only based on people who buy pet insurance, not all dog owners. And similar polls in America show that pet insurance customers don't reflect all dog owners.) --The poll results show that Japanese people give their pets even worse names than we do in the States . . . and they like naming their dogs after FOOD. (--FYI . . . China and South Korea are the big dog-eating countries. Although Japan DID import five tons in 2008.) --Koko is the most popular dog name in Japan. Choco, short for chocolate, fell to third after being the most popular name for the last six years. --In second place was Marron, which means chestnut in French. (--They also like their food names to match the color of the dog . . . and they have a lot of dark-colored dogs.) --The rest of the top five were Momo, which means peach, and Cocoa. So yeah . . . there were TWO different spellings of Cocoa in the top five. -Mocha was number nine, and Shocora . . . which ALSO means chocolate . . . was 16th. Also in the top 50 were Pudding, Rum, Apricot, and Walnut. (


A 52-Year-Old Hits His Girlfriend Because, Quote, "When a Woman Messes With My Guitar, She Messes With My World":

It's time for this guy to give up on his dreams of being a ROCK GOD. --Early yesterday morning, 52-year-old Edwin Summers of Chicago was fighting with his 59-year-old girlfriend. Because she'd dared to TOUCH HIS GUITAR. --And while he freaked out about her touching it, he certainly isn't THAT protective of it . . . because during their fight he actually hit her on the side of her head WITH THE GUITAR. --In the police report, they say he told them, quote, "When a woman messes with my guitar, she messes with my world." --The girlfriend was treated for a cut on her head at a hospital and released. Edwin was arrested and charged with domestic battery. (Chicago Tribune)

Police Arrest 19 Suspects by Promising Them Free Beer . . . Then Arresting Them When They Showed Up:

On one hand, I can't BELIEVE that wanted criminals keep falling for these traps, where police send them a notice that they've WON A PRIZE, then arrest them when they show up to claim it. But on the other hand . . . we're ALL suckers for FREE BEER. --In Derbyshire, England, police were able to bust 19 suspects by sending them letters telling them they'd won a free case of beer . . . they just had to arrange delivery. The police called it a, quote, "cost effective" way to track down so many criminals. (Time)

A Man Breaks Into a Home . . . To Put Up a Family's Christmas Decorations?

Last week, 44-year-old Terry Trent of Vandalia, in southwest Ohio was high on bath salts. Yeah, people get high on bath salts these days. It's the "licking toads" of 2011. --Anyway, while Terry was high, he broke into a family's home in Vandalia with one goal: Put up their CHRISTMAS DECORATIONS. --So after he broke in, he turned on the TV, lit a candle, and started decorating. --But while he was there, an 11-year-old boy came home and found him. The kid ran next door to find his mom, Tamara Henderson, who was visiting a neighbor. When he told her what was happening, she called the cops. --They arrested Terry for burglary. --In his defense, Tamara says Terry was very nice to her son. When the 11-year-old found him decorating, Terry said, quote, "I'm sorry, I didn't mean to scare you. I'll get my things and go." (CBS 7 - Dayton, Ohio)


A Man Searches Though a Nine-Ton Garbage Dump For His Wife's Lost Engagement Ring . . . and Finds It:

On October 30th, 31-year-old Anna McGuinn in Margate, Florida, took off her 1.5-carat diamond engagement ring in the bathroom. Somehow, it ended up falling in the trash. --Anna and her husband, 34-year-old Brian McGuinn, didn't realize it until the trash had already been taken out . . . and picked up. Meaning that Anna's ring was somewhere at a dump in Pompano Beach, Florida. --Along with NINE TONS of garbage. --But Brian decided he had to take a shot at finding it. So he put on a mask, gloves, and a full protective suit . . . his garbage collector tried to point him at the general area where the ring might be . . . and Brian started digging. --At one point, the smell was so bad he THREW UP. --And then the miracle happened. After only 30 minutes of searching, Brian spotted a cup from Anna's favorite frozen yogurt place. He started digging around the cup, and recognized his and Anna's garbage --Finally, he had to take off his glove to get a better feeling . . . jammed his bare hand into a five-inch pool of black sludge . . . and pulled out Anna's ring. (Miami Herald)


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

According to a survey, women are more sexually adventurous than men. (Full Story)

A burglar in Ohio tried to rob a house . . . just a few hours after the people who lived there had adopted a 135-pound St. Bernard named Hercules. He growled, chased the robber, and bit his ankle. But the guy got away. (Full Story)

Congratulations! The IRS has ruled that your sex change surgery is tax deductible. (Full Story)


#1.) A Soldier Came Home to Surprise His Parents on Veterans Day . . . from Center Ice at an NHL Game:

The Boston Bruins hosted the Buffalo Sabres on Saturday. And to celebrate Veterans Day, they had the parents of an Army lieutenant named Charles Jacobs drop the ceremonial first puck. --Jacobs is in the middle of a tour in Afghanistan. But when his parents got to center ice . . . he came out to give them the puck. His mom broke down in tears, and even the commentator admitted he was tearing up. (--Search for "Bruins Surprise Parents with Son Home from Afghanistan." The surprise is at 1:25, and the announcer says it made him tear up at 2:58. Also, check out how ENORMOUS Bruins captain Zdeno Chara is, at 2:13.)

#2.) An NFL Player Scored a Touchdown, and Gave the Ball to His Girlfriend . . . Who Happened to Be a Cheerleader for the Other Team:

The Bills played the Cowboys yesterday. And all last week, people were making a big deal about the longtime girlfriend of Bills wide receiver David Nelson . . . because she's one of the Dallas Cowboy cheerleaders. --Well, the Cowboys beat the Bills 44 to 7. But Nelson caught the one touchdown the Bills scored. Then he kept the ball, ran down the sideline . . . and gave it to her. (--Search for "Nelson Scores, Gives Ball to Girlfriend." He gives her the ball at :35.)

#3.) Check Out Stephen Colbert in a Lame Bank Ad Before He Was Famous:

Before STEPHEN COLBERT had his own show, he was on "The Daily Show" for eight years. Before that, he was on "The Dana Carvey Show", which lasted a season. --And before THAT, he was in a corny ad for a bank in Nebraska called FirsTier. Check it out on YouTube. (--Search for "Stephen Colbert FirstTier Bank.")

Five Ways to Help Your Pets Live Longer:

We do all kind of things to live as long as possible. And you KNOW you want to give your PETS the same courtesy. So here's a list from of five ways you can help your pets live as long as possible.

#1.) Keep Them Indoors. This one's more for cats. Obviously, it's the easiest way to keep them safe. Indoor cats live 12 to 15 years on average, while cats that stay outside live two to five. -That's because you don't just have to worry about cars . . . you also have to worry about diseases, poisonous plants, and other animals.

#2.) Watch Their Weight. Obesity in dogs and cats causes the same problems it does in people: High blood pressure, breathing problems, diabetes, and joint pain, just to name a few. --That's why you can't just leave food down all the time. Even if they're healthy NOW, their metabolism will start slowing down, and they'll eventually start to gain weight as they get older.

#3.) Take Them to the Vet at Least Once a Year. Pets should have a yearly check-up, just like us. And if it's an older pet, they should see the vet every six months. --Vets can spot health issues most of us can't. For example, they can see signs of infectious diseases and high blood pressure just by looking at your dog's EYES.

#4.) Brush Their Teeth. It's hard, so most people don't do it. But if your pet develops gum disease, the bacteria can move through their bloodstream and cause even BIGGER problems. --So at the very least, choose pet food that says it's good for your pet's teeth. And keep an eye out for symptoms of gum disease, including bad breath, decreased appetite, weight loss, lethargy, and facial swelling. --Bad teeth can reduce a pet's lifespan by two to four years.

#5.) Have Them Spayed or Neutered. It doesn't just prevent overpopulation. It also protects them from certain types of reproductive cancer, including cancer in the prostate and the ovaries. (Yahoo / Animal Planet)


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