Monday, November 21, 2011


And Now . . . More Talk About Ashton Kutcher and Demi Moore's "Open Marriage":

Last year, a young woman named Brittney Jones claimed that she got down with ASHTON KUTCHER on his couch while DEMI MOORE was out of town. --And she claimed that Ashton told her he and Demi were into THREESOMES with other girls. --But it wasn't a purely "open relationship", because Ashton wasn't allowed to fool around without her. Brittney said, quote, "He isn't supposed to go off and sleep with women on his own. Demi has to be there and she likes to pick the girls out." --Well, now that Ashton and Demi's marriage is over thanks to a new alleged mistress, their supposedly freaky sex life is back in all the tabloids. --So-called "anonymous sources" are basically saying the same thing: That Ashton and Demi liked to mess around with another chick . . . but unless they were both there and both participating, it was cheating. (--The term "open marriage" is being tossed around a lot here, but I'm pretty sure it's not being used correctly. My understanding of an open marriage has always been that both partners can do whatever they want.) (--That was obviously not the case here. If these reports are true, Ashton and Demi did do some freaky stuff . . . but the rule was they had to do it TOGETHER.) (--Meanwhile, here's video of CHELSEA HANDLER on "Piers Morgan Tonight", saying that Demi and Ashton's threesomes led to TWOSOMES without Demi, which led to divorce.)

Ashton Kutcher's Alleged Mistress from Last Year Feels Vindicated:

Over a year ago, a young woman named BRITTNEY JONES said that ASHTON KUTCHER nailed her on his couch while DEMI MOORE was out of town. The story ran its course and just kind of died down. Publicly, anyway. --But now Brittney is back . . . and she feels vindicated that the world now knows Ashton IS a cheater. She says, quote, "I think, you know, everybody thought I was lying, and I was being as honest as I could be. --"And I think now this finally shows that I wasn't lying." (--Here's video.)

Check Out Some Quotes Ashton Kutcher Gave to a Magazine Before Demi Filed for Divorce:

Before DEMI MOORE filed for divorce from him, ASHTON KUTCHER talked about women and relationships with "Men's Health" magazine. Here are some of the highlights: --This is probably the most ironic quote: "I think it's all about working on the relationship and making it better . . . when it's good. Don't wait for a problem to work on things. The goal is not to get into a relationship; the goal is to be in a relationship." --Then there's this one: "I would just like a woman someday, somewhere, at some point in my life to say to me, 'You're a great listener.' Haven't heard it yet, and that's a superior compliment to get from a woman. But I'm going to work on it." --Ashton was also asked to finish this sentence: "I could never be with a woman who . . ." He replied, quote, "Wow, that's tough. I could never be with a woman who felt like she needed to change me." --Then there's this one . . . which was NOT specifically about Demi or his marriage . . . quote, "I'm relatively scared of failure. But I just don't see it as something that's inevitable."

Demi Moore Made $5 Million This Year . . . But Ashton Made a Lot More:

Since DEMI MOORE filed for divorce from ASHTON KUTCHER in California, there's a good chance their earnings over the course of their marriage will be split 50-50, as long as there wasn't a prenup. And that'll go in Demi's favor. --There's no doubt Ashton's been the bigger earner since they got together. Demi made an estimated $5 million this year . . . while Ashton has made $7 million from "Two and a Half Men" alone. --He's also made $2 million from movies, $1 million from his restaurants and another million in residuals from reruns of "That '70s Show".

Rihanna Says Being Single Sucks and She Doesn't Get Booty Calls:

What kind of a world do we live in when RIHANNA can't seem to find a way to have sex? It's a world Rihanna isn't particularly happy in. --On Monday's "Ellen", she said, quote, "I'm not dating at all . . . I'm not necessarily happy being single. It's not really that cool. It sucks, but it is what it is. --"My personal life is pretty much non-existent, which is not good, not for the long run. Not for me, not for [my vagina]. It's not fun." --"That's why I stay on Twitter a lot, so I can [talk] with my fans. Because I don't get any booty calls." --It sounds like Rihanna has a few openings to fill. If you think you're the guy to get the job done, here's what she's looking for . . . quote, "I like men who are more aggressive but mysterious. --"I like them to be sure of themselves and know that they're the man. I'm the lady and the only way for us to make this work is for us to play our roles. --"You know, I can't really be the man for you. I don't want to have to be. I'm the man at work all the time."


Robert Wagner Is Not a Suspect in Natalie Wood's Death . . . But Is He a "Person of Interest"?

Police said on Friday that ROBERT WAGNER is NOT a suspect in the 1981 drowning death of his then-wife NATALIE WOOD. --In a press conference announcing why they've reopened the case after 30 years, police said, quote, "Recently, we have received information which we felt was substantial enough to make us take another look at this case." --At least some of that information came from DENNIS DAVERN, the captain of Wagner's yacht, The Splendour. --Davern, Wagner, Wood and CHRISTOPHER WALKEN were all on board the boat when Natalie supposedly fell off and drowned. Wagner and Wood were fighting shortly before her death . . . supposedly about Walken. --In a new book, Davern claims he was basically told to cover up what he saw and heard that night. He now says he believes Wagner was responsible for his wife's death. --TMZ says that while Wagner isn't a suspect, he is, quote, "clearly the person of interest and the primary reason the investigation has been reopened." --Walken isn't a suspect, but police do want to talk to him. And reports indicate that he's hired a lawyer.

Did Robert Wagner Leave Natalie Wood to Drown in Order to Teach Her a Lesson?

We still know so little about exactly WHAT authorities are investigating in terms of NATALIE WOOD'S death. But her sister LANA WOOD may have given us the scoop in an interview with TMZ. --She claims that yacht captain DENNIS DAVERN told her that he and ROBERT WAGNER knew Natalie had fallen overboard . . . but Robert told him, quote, "Leave her in there, teach her a lesson." --Asked if she believes Natalie's death was a result of FOUL PLAY, Lana had a lot of trouble answering. --But she did say, quote, "I can't ever believe that [Wagner] would purposefully do something to hurt her. I honestly from my heart believe that it was drink and people being out of control and not thinking clearly and just high emotions. --"And it was, in that case, it would be an accident." --TMZ asked Lana if Wagner should be PUNISHED if he knew Natalie was struggling in the water and did nothing to help her. She said, quote, "If that's the case I think he has been punished all these years, because that would be a hell of a thing to live with, wouldn't it?" --She added, quote, "I would just be happy personally if the truth was out there . . . I just wanna know once and for all." (--Here's video of Lana's interview.)

Mila Kunis and Kristin Cavallari Went to Marine Corps Balls Over the Weekend:

MILA KUNIS and KRISTIN CAVALLARI both went to Marine Corps balls over the weekend. --As you may recall, it was Marine Sergeant Scott Moore who started the craze of calling out celebs on YouTube when he made a video asking Mila to his ball. --That one went down Friday night in Greenville, North Carolina. And while it was closed to the media, a Marine spokesman said, quote, "Everything went well. It was a great experience for everybody." --Meanwhile, KRISTIN CAVALLARI attended the ball in Temecula, California on Thursday with Lance Corporal Jonathan Burkett . . . who invited her on Twitter. --She later Tweeted that she, quote, "had a great time." --And Burkett Tweeted the following message to Kristin's boyfriend, Chicago Bears quarterback JAY CUTLER . . . quote, "Hey man glad she was able to come! You have an awesome gf and hopefully wife!" --Jay replied, quote, "Thanks man. She is the best. We appreciate all your sacrifices. Let me know if I can ever help with anything." (--Here are pictures of Mila and Kristin at their respective events.) (People, E! Online)

Showbiz Photo of the Day: Bill Murray Apparently Looks a Lot Like Abraham Lincoln:

BILL MURRAY has a movie in the works called "Hyde Park on Hudson", in which he plays President Franklin D. Roosevelt. But maybe he should be playing Abraham Lincoln, because there are some obvious similarities. --Someone took a $5 bill and a magic marker and turned Abe into Bill. And it really worked. (--Check out the picture here. WARNING!!! There's an F-bomb on the money.) (Huffington Post) (--Steven Spielberg is directing a movie on Lincoln . . . unimaginatively titled "Lincoln". But it does NOT star Bill Murray. Daniel Day-Lewis is playing the title character.)
"Breaking Dawn" Had the Fifth Best Opening Weekend Ever:

As expected "Twilight: Breaking Dawn" had a huge opening weekend. The movie made $139.5 million in its first three days of release . . . $71.4 million of which came from Friday alone. --It's the fifth best opening weekend of all time behind "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2", "The Dark Knight", "Spider-Man 3", and "Twilight: New Moon", which holds the record for biggest opening weekend in the series with $143 million.

--Here's a look at all four films in the "Twilight" series.

Release Date
Opening Weekend
Total Gross
November 21st, 2008
$69.6 million
$393 million
"Twilight: New Moon"
November 20th, 2009
$143 million
$710 million
"Twilight: Eclipse"
June 30th, 2010
$64.8 million
$698 million
"Twilight: Breaking Dawn Part 1"
November 18th, 2011
$139.5 million
We'll see.

--And here are this week's Top 10 movies . . .

1.) NEW: "Twilight: Breaking Dawn Part 1", $139.5 million

2.) NEW: "Happy Feet Two", $22 million

3.) Mickey Rourke's "Immortals", $12.3 million. Up to $53 million in its 2nd week.

4.) Adam Sandler's "Jack and Jill", $12 million. Up to $41 million in its 2nd week.

5.) "Puss in Boots", $10.7 million. Up to $122 million in its 4th week.

6.) "Tower Heist", $7 million. Up to $53.4 million in its 3rd week.

7.) Leonardo DiCaprio's "J. Edgar", $5.9 million. Up to $20.7 million in its 2nd week.

8.) "A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas", $2.9 million. Up to $28.3 million in its 3rd week.

9.) "In Time", $1.7 million. Up to $33.4 million in its 4th week.

10.) NEW: George Clooney's "The Descendants", $1.2 million. Up to $1.3 million since its limited release on Wednesday.

Check Out Some Highlights from Arnold Schwarzenegger's Commentary on the "Total Recall" DVD:

It's usually lame and annoying when people do DVD commentaries and basically just describe what's happening on the screen. But when ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER does it, it's kind of hilarious.--Someone posted a video on YouTube featuring highlights of Arnold's commentary from the "Total Recall" DVD, and it's definitely worth watching. (--Check it out here.) (--In related news, Arnold split his forehead open while filming his upcoming western, "The Last Stand". He posted a picture of the wound on Twitter. You can check it out here.) (Twitpic)

The Poster for "The Expendables 2" Features Schwarzenegger, Willis, Norris and Van Damme!

The poster for "The Expendables 2" has been released, and it features appearances by four notable new cast members: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Bruce Willis, Jean-Claude Van Damme and Chuck Norris. (--Yeah, Arnold and Bruce were in the original, but in bit parts. They actually get in on the action in this one. The sequel opens next summer. Here's the poster.) ( (--Jason Statham, Jet Li, Randy Couture, Terry Crews and Dolph Lundgren are all returning from the original. Miley Cyrus' boyfriend Liam Hemsworth has also joined the cast.)
Highlights from Regis Philbin's Last Day on "Live! With Regis and Kelly":

REGIS PHILBIN ended his 28-year run on "Live! with Regis and Kelly" on Friday. Here are some highlights from his final show: --It began with Regis, behind-the-scenes, making his final walk out to the stage with KELLY RIPA. (Video) (--The second half of this clip features a montage of stars doing Regis impressions over the years. That begins at the 5:49 mark.) --A lot of celebrities were in the studio audience . . . including Kathie Lee Gifford, Tony Danza, Meredith Vieira, Caroline Rhea, Diane Sawyer, Donald Trump, Katie Couric, and Bryant Gumbel. --Other celebrities gave tributes to Regis via satellite . . . including Anne Hathaway, Selena Gomez, Shia LaBeouf and Justin Timberlake. Also, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg presented Regis with a key to the city. --Kelly paid tribute to Regis with an emotional "speech" of her own. Among other things she said, quote, "Your light is what shined around all of us and made us look so bright for so long . . .--"As you go forward, I'm thinking about the people at home who are suffering from cancer, and a nursing mother who's been up all night feeding her baby, and the little boy who's taking a math test and he's afraid to go to school so he stays home and watches you. And your story makes [them] feel better." (Video) --Regis also shared a few final words to "say goodbye to everybody." He told the audience, quote, "This was the last chance I had in this business: To make it here in New York. I guess it was fate that it happened this way . . . --"I'll never be able to answer all the cards, letters and messages that have poured in but I'll always remember spending these mornings with all of you. God bless you all and I hope I see you again real soon. Thanks everybody!" (Video) --Regis' permanent replacement hasn't been determined yet. In the meantime, the show has been re-titled "Live! With Kelly". The show's website has already been updated. JERRY SEINFELD will be the guest co-host this week.

(--This weekend's "Saturday Night Live" featured a sketch in which Kelly . . . played by Nasim Pedrad . . . auditions celebrities like Ashton Kutcher, Ricky Gervais, George Lopez and Charles Barkley to find a new co-host.)

(--You can find the clip at

(--Also, several celebrities paid tribute to Regis on Twitter. The "Hollywood Reporter" collected some of them, here.)

Elisabeth Shue Will Replace Marg Helgenberger on "CSI":

One "CSI" star is leaving Las Vegas . . . and she'll be replaced by "Leaving Las Vegas" star ELISABETH SHUE. --Elisabeth will be a regular cast member, who's basically taking the place of MARG HELGENBERGER'S character, Catherine Willows. Elisabeth's character will make her debut on an episode scheduled for February 15th. --Marg's final episode will air around that time.

The New Episodes of "Arrested Development" Will Premiere on Netflix:

It's official: New episodes of "Arrested Development" are on the way . . . but the show isn't coming back to TV. --Instead, Netflix will exclusively stream the new episodes as they're released. Unfortunately, this won't be happening any time soon . . . the new episodes won't be ready until "early 2013." --There aren't any other details, but all the former stars are expected to be involved. Last month, we heard that they were going to do a "mini-season" with nine or 10 more episodes, which would lead up to the release of an "Arrested Development" movie.

Monday TV Reminders:

--"Monday Night Football" . . . 8:30 to 11:30 P.M. Eastern on ESPN. The New England Patriots host the Kansas City Chiefs at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, Massachusetts.

--"Dancing with the Stars" [Final Performance Show] . . . 8:00 to 9:00 P.M. on ABC. Ricki Lake, J.R. Martinez and Rob Kardashian perform.

--"The Sing-Off" . . . 8:00 to 10:00 P.M. on NBC. The four remaining groups collaborate to perform "Baba O'Riley", "Bittersweet Symphony", "Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)" and "Hollaback Girl". Individual performances are a mash-up of songs.

--"You Deserve It" [Series Premiere] . . . 9:00 to 10:00 P.M. on ABC. Contestants play for people they feel deserve the $250,000 prize by answering trivia questions with host Chris Harrison.

--"House" . . . 9:00 to 10:00 P.M. on Fox. House gets in trouble for trying to solve the mysterious death of a 4-year-old girl.

--"Scare Tactics" [4th Season Finale] . . . 9:00 to 9:30 P.M. on Syfy.

--"American Chopper: Senior vs. Junior" . . . 9:00 to 10:00 P.M. on Discovery Channel. Junior unveils the Ground Zero bike in New York City while OCC begins two bike builds. Plus: Jesse James has vulgar cakes sent to both shops.

--"Hawaii Five-0" . . . 10:00 to 11:00 P.M. on CBS. Jimmy Buffett guest stars.

--"Ridiculousness" [1st Season Finale] . . . 10:00 to 10:30 P.M. on MTV.

--"Cuff'd" [1st Season Finale] . . . 10:30 to 11:00 P.M. on MTV.

--"Death Valley" [1st Season Finale] . . . 11:00 to 11:30 P.M. on MTV.


"Glee" Karaoke, the Latest "Zelda", and a New WWE Rasslin' Game Are In Stores This Week:

--"The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword" (E10+) . . . on Wii. (Trailer) Link must use the Skyward Sword to travel between sky and land to figure out why they've become separated for the 16th entry in the "Legend of Zelda" series.

With the Wii MotionPlus attachment for your Wiimote you'll finally have complete control of Link's swords . . . so instead of just standing in front of your TV moving your arm up and down you may actually feel like you're cutting down bad guys.

--"Karaoke Revolution: Glee 3" (T) . . . on Xbox360 and Wii. (Trailer) "Gleek" out with 35 songs from Season Two. The track list includes "Firework", "Born This Way", "Time Warp", "Loser Like Me", and "(I've Had) The Time of My Life".

--"WWE '12" (T) . . . on Xbox360, PS3, and Wii. (Trailer) The roster for this rasslin' game includes WWE legends like Brock Lesnar, "Macho Man" Randy Savage, and The Rock, as well as favorites like John Cena, the Undertaker, and Randy Orton. (--You'll find the full line up here.)

Two People Named Their Kid After the Hero in "Skyrim":

#1.) The makers of "Skyrim" challenged fans that happened to have kids on the game's release date to name their child after the game's main character in exchange for free games from that company for life. Of course, two people were crazy enough to take them up on it. Here's a picture of little Dovahkiin.

(--Speaking of "Skyrim", the game sold 3.5 million copies in the first two days, and is expected to earn over 450 million dollars worldwide)

#2.) Last week we told you PETA was going after Super Mario. Well, now they are claiming the whole ordeal was meant to be tongue-in-cheek. (Full Story)

(--Even if it was just a publicity stunt that doesn't mean those crazy Taiwanese animators can't give their interesting take on Mario wearing a Tanooki suit.)


--"Conan the Barbarian" - Your new Conan is Jason Momoa, who played Khal Drogo on HBO's "Game of Thrones". Ron Perlman plays his father, and the bad guy is Stephen Lang, from "Avatar" and the TV series "Terra Nova".

(--Check out this bad-ass clip from the movie, which shows young Conan competing with other boys from his village when they get ambushed by a rival tribe. Everyone else runs away, except for Conan.) (When Blood Is Spilled)

--"Super 8" - The sci-fi collaboration between Steven Spielberg and J.J. Abrams is about a group of kids making a movie on 'Super 8' millimeter film in 1979 accidentally capture footage of a military train crash. And when they watch it . . . they notice something alien escaping from the wreckage.

--"Spy Kids: All the Time in the World" - The fourth "Spy Kids" movie stars Jessica Alba as a retired spy who's forced to reveal her secret to her two bratty stepkids . . . and they become the new spy kids of the franchise. The original spy kids are both grown up, but they return to help out too.

Ricky Gervais does the voice of their robot spy dog, Jeremy Piven is the villain, and no "Spy Kids" movie would be complete without Danny Trejo as Machete.

TV Series On DVD:

--"Tyler Perry's Meet the Browns: Season 3" . . . a three-disc DVD set.

--"The L Word: The Complete Series" . . . a twenty four-disc DVD set.

--"Doctor Who: The Complete 6th Series" . . . a six-disc DVD set.

--"Survivor: Season 6 - The Amazon" . . . That's the one with Christy the deaf girl that was won by swimsuit model Jenna Morasca. Oops, did I spoil it for you? Get over it! It was SEVENTEEN frickin' seasons ago. Surely you've found something else to watch by now.

This Week's CD Releases:

--"Talk That Talk", Rihanna . . . Jay-Z raps on the title track. It also features the singles "We Found Love" and You Da One".

--"Here and Now", Nickelback . . . featuring the singles "When We Stand Together" and "Bottoms Up".

--"Songbook", Soundgarden singer Chris Cornell . . . an acoustic live album that features performances from the solo tour Chris did this past spring. It includes covers of John Lennon's "Imagine" and Led Zeppelin's "Thank You".

--"Break the Spell", Daughtry . . . featuring the singles "Renegade" and "Crawling Back to You".

--"Beg for Mercy", Adam Lambert . . . otherwise known as the runner-up on Season Eight of "American Idol". This is his second release.

(--Note: It's a collection of pre-"American Idol" recordings. All of the songs are originals. Adam recently announced that his next album of NEW material will be called "Trespassing". It'll come out sometime next spring.)

--"That's Life", Landau Eugene Murphy Jr. . . . the jazz singer who won the sixth season of "America's Got Talent". This is his debut album.

--"Immortal", Michael Jackson . . . This is the soundtrack to the Cirque Du Soleil production of "Michael Jackson: Immortal".

--"My Life 2: The Journey Continues, Act 1", Mary J. Blige . . . The title makes it a sequel to her 1994 album "My Life". Her guests include Nas, Busta Rhymes, Drake, Rick Ross and Beyoncé.

--"Ultimate Hits: Rock and Roll Never Forgets", Bob Seger . . . A two-disc greatest hits set that includes such classics as "Hollywood Nights", "Against the Wind", "Night Moves", "Old Time Rock and Roll", and "We've Got Tonight".

--"Elevate", Big Time Rush . . . The second disc from the boy band created through the Nickelodeon TV series of the same name. For some reason teenage girls love them.

--The "Happy Feet Two" soundtrack. P!nk does the opening medley, an "Under Pressure" / "Rhythm Nation" medley, and a song called "Bridge of Light".

--The "Muppets" soundtrack, which includes classic Muppets songs, as well as a couple performed by Amy Adams and Jason Segel for the movie.

--"Speak Now World Tour Live", Taylor Swift . . . A CD / DVD set featuring live performances from Taylor's 2011 "Speak Now" tour. The set includes a 34-song double-CD . . . and a 17-song DVD with plenty of bonus content.

--"Remember Me: Volume One", Willie Nelson . . . An album of country covers featuring Willie's take on songs from the 1940s through the late '70s. A second volume is supposed to come next year.


Taylor Swift Won Three American Music Awards:

TAYLOR SWIFT now has 10 American Music Awards, after picking up three new ones at the AMAs last night. --Taylor won Artist of the year, Favorite Country Female Artist and Favorite Country Album for "Speak Now". --NICKI MINAJ picked up two awards herself . . . and KATY PERRY picked up a special achievement award for generating five #1 hits from her "Teenage Dream" album . . . which is a single-album record for a female artists. --ADELE also picked up two trophies, but she wasn't there to accept thanks to her recent vocal cord surgery. --Other winners included Bruno Mars, Maroon 5, Beyoncé, Rihanna and the Foo Fighters. --Performers included Nicki, Chris Brown, Daughtry, Maroon 5 and Christina Aguilera, Pitbull and Marc Anthony, The Band Perry, Kelly Clarkson and LMFAO, whose performance included appearances by Justin Bieber, David Hasselhoff and YouTube lip-syncing sensation Keenan Cahill.


--Artist of the Year: Taylor Swift

--New Artist of the Year: Hot Chelle Rae


--Favorite Female Artist: Adele

--Favorite Male Artist: Bruno Mars

--Favorite Band, Duo or Group: Maroon 5

--Favorite Album: "21", Adele


--Favorite Female Artist: Beyoncé

--Favorite Male Artist: Usher

--Favorite Album: "Loud", Rihanna


--Favorite Male Artist: Nicki Minaj

--Favorite Album: "Pink Friday", Nicki Minaj


--Favorite Female Artist: Taylor Swift . . . (--This is Taylor's THIRD year in a row winning this one.)

--Favorite Male Artist: Blake Shelton

--Favorite Band, Duo or Group: Lady Antebellum . . . (--They won last year, too.)

--Favorite Album: "Speak Now", Taylor Swift


--Favorite Artist - (Adult/Contemporary): Adele

--Favorite Artist - (Alternative Rock): Foo Fighters

--Favorite Artist - (Contemporary Inspirational): Casting Crowns

--Favorite Artist - (Latin Music): Jennifer Lopez

Justin Bieber Probably Took a Paternity Test on Friday:

JUSTIN BIEBER planned to take a paternity test on Friday. Assuming he did . . . there's no word on the results. --Last Thursday, Justin and his manager Scooter Braun said that they were going ahead with the test . . . even though they were no longer legally required to do so, since Justin's accuser Mariah Yeater dropped her paternity lawsuit against him. --Justin said, quote, "It doesn't matter . . . we don't want it to seem like it's okay for everyone else to just say, 'Oh yeah, Justin had my baby, or is having my baby'." --I don't think Justin meant that anyone would accuse HIM of giving birth to their baby . . . but we know what he meant, so we'll cut him some slack.) --Assuming Justin is NOT the father . . . which seems almost a given at this point . . . Justin's manager also reiterated that they plan on going after Mariah. He said, quote, "I think it's important to hold people accountable for their actions." (--You can find video at We couldn't get a direct link . . . it's the one with the title: "Justin Bieber Exclusive: Paternity Test Still On".)

Robin Gibb Reportedly Has Liver Cancer:

61-year-old ROBIN GIBB of the BEE GEES has been in and out of the hospital with stomach problems over the past year and a half . . . but now it sounds like he may be dealing with something much worse. --Britain's "Daily Mail" tabloid is reporting that Robin has been diagnosed with liver cancer. Supposedly, he found out "several months ago." Robin was hospitalized last Tuesday, but was released later in the day. --The "Mail" also reports that Robin and his wife Dwina . . . "an ordained druid priestess" . . . are, quote, "considering a visit to a Native American medicine man for a possible natural cure." --There's been no official statement on any of this. (--Here are a couple recent pictures of Robin. I don't know if he's sick, but he doesn't look all that healthy.) (Spinner) (Daily Mail)

Did a British Man Commit Suicide Because He Got Tinnitus from a Them Crooked Vultures Concert?

Britain's "Daily Mail" tabloid claims a 52-year-old British man committed suicide because got severe tinnitus from a THEM CROOKED VULTURES concert. (--That's the band that features Josh Homme, John Paul Jones and Dave Grohl.) --Tinnitus is a permanent condition that causes a constant ringing in the ears. Supposedly, he was having trouble sleeping, and was starting to lose his mind. His psychiatrist says, quote, "He accepted death as a side-effect of stopping the noise."

Third Eye Blind Has Released an Occupy Wall Street Song:

If the Occupy Wall Street movement is in need of a theme song . . . THIRD EYE BLIND has a submission. It's called "If There Ever Was a Time", and it was written "in support of Occupy Wall Street." --Singer Stephan Jenkins says, quote, "I hope [Occupy Wall Street] achieves its goals of starting new politics that are counter to the trend towards oligarchy that's been increasingly foisted on us these last few years." --He adds, quote, "I think college students are going to come to terms with the unfairness of student loans, the hallowing out of jobs from finance based capitalism, and the depletion of public wealth. --"When you take money out of politics, which is what Occupy Wall Street is about for me, you reverse these trends. This song is meant to encourage their participation. I hope we flood this movement with music." (--The song is up on Third Eye Blind's Facebook page. WARNING: There's an audible S-word just before the song starts. The lyrics are posted on the band's website.)


Showbiz Extras . . . Random Links to Additional Stories:

Just when you thought the situation at Penn State couldn't get any more depressing, there's this: Recently-fired head football coach JOE PATERNO has LUNG CANCER. His son says that his doctors are optimistic he'll make a full recovery. (Full Story)

KRIS HUMPHRIES may not be pulling a salary from the NBA, but he just scored a $150,000 deal to pimp for the Italian watch company Sector. (Full Story)

VANESSA MINNILLO has changed her name to Vanessa LACHEY. (Full Story)

We heard recently that CAMERON DIAZ and DIDDY might be each other's booty call. Now there's word that Cameron may be nailing RYAN PHILLIPPE and LEONARDO DICAPRIO, too. (Full Story)

JEREMY LONDON is at it again. Remember that bizarre incident last year when Jeremy was supposedly kidnapped and forced to take drugs? Well, now he's wanted by police for allegedly assaulting his girlfriend. His people deny he did anything wrong. (Full Story)

PARIS HILTON'S little brother CONRAD sideswiped a parked car Saturday, and the whole thing was caught on video. (Video, Full Story)

GEORGE CLOONEY'S arm is in a sling because he had some kind of elbow surgery. (Photo)

ADAM PALLY'S gay character on ABC's "Happy Endings", Max, is going to be hooking up with a former boyfriend, and it's going to be STEAMY. Adam says, quote, "We are going to make out. Most people make out in their relationships, so I would assume so. I would hope that we would be making out." (Full Story)

(--Adam is straight and married in real life.)

Last month, it looked like a contract dispute would end "Dexter" after this season. Well, good news: Everything has been settled. Showtime has just renewed "Dexter" for two more seasons . . . the show's seventh and eighth. (Full Story)

OPRAH WINFREY will host a new primetime series called "Oprah's Next Chapter". It'll debut on her OWN cable network on January 1st. The premiere will feature a two-hour interview with AEROSMITH singer and "American Idol" judge STEVEN TYLER. (Announcement) (Video)

"The Soul Train Awards" taped last Thursday night. BET will broadcast the ceremony next Sunday night. Miguel won Best New Artist, Cee Lo Green won Best Male R&B / Soul Artist, Jill Scott won Best Female R&B / Soul Artist and Marsha Ambrosius' "Far Away" was named Record of the Year. (Full Story)

A new AMY WINEHOUSE video is out. It's for Amy's cover of Ruby & the Romantics' 1963 single "Our Day Will Come". (Video)

61-year-old Bonnie Pointer of the Pointer Sisters was arrested Friday morning in Los Angeles on suspicion of possession of "rock cocaine." She was released on $10,000 bail. (Full Story, with mugshot)


This Thanksgiving, Instead of Being Thankful, Remind Yourself How Unsatisfied You Are?

It's the time of year when we're supposed to pause and think about everything we're thankful for. Well . . . maybe you shouldn't. --According to a new study, complaining about how things are going can actually make you HAPPIER . . . because when you complain, it puts you in the mindset to CHANGE things. --When you're just thankful and DON'T complain, you get used to the status quo . . . even though, odds are, there IS something you'd like to change. (MSNBC)

Here are the Three Things Most Happy People Have In Common:

How much do you have to make each year to be happy? We've seen the number $75,000-a-year floating around. It's enough money that you don't have to worry . . . but you wouldn't have to sacrifice every other aspect of your entire life to make it. --And now, there's another new study that backs it up. Two researchers at Princeton looked at more than 450,000 survey respondents to find the key elements of happiness. --And they found three things that most happy people have in common. One, they went to college. Two, they're married. And three . . . their salary is right around $75,000. (UPI)

Americans Aren't Lazy . . . Except When We're Teenagers, Then We're Pretty Lazy:

There's a stereotype that Americans are lazy. And it's REALLY not true. We have the statistics to prove it. Except when we're kids and teenagers. Then we're pretty lazy. Let's go to the numbers . . .

--Average annual work hours. In 2010, the average American worked 1,778 hours. (--That works out to about 34 hours a week.) That's fewer than people in most Asian countries, but definitely ahead of pretty much all of Europe. And Canada. Verdict: Not lazy.

--Minimum mandatory paid vacation. In France, the law states people MUST take off 30 days. In Australia, the Netherlands, and the U.K. it's four weeks. Even in Japan it's 10 days. Here? ZERO. Verdict: Extremely not lazy.

--Mandatory maternity leave. In the Netherlands, the law requires new mothers to take 16 weeks. It's eight weeks in Germany, and six weeks in Japan and Denmark. Here? ZERO. Verdict: Extremely not lazy.

--Retirement age. In Turkey, the average is 45. In Greece it's 57. Here, it's 66. Of developed countries, only Norway's is later, at 67. Verdict: Not lazy.

--Standard school year. Our standard school year is 180 days. And that's basically the lowest of all the world powers. Japan is number one with 243 days. Verdict: Lazy.

--Math skills of 15-year-olds. South Korea ranks first, Finland is second, Switzerland is third . . . and we're 25th. Ouch. Verdict: Lazy.


Men Spend Six Minutes Longer Getting Ready Every Day Than Women?

I really can't believe this is accurate . . . but it comes from an article on the Internet, so how can it NOT be true, right? --According to a survey by the Travelodge chain, the average man actually spends LONGER getting ready in the morning than the average woman. --A man takes 81 minutes to shower, shave, groom, style his hair, pick his clothes, and get dressed. --A woman takes 75 minutes getting ready in the morning . . . so six minutes less. --The people behind the survey say they think men take longer because women are better at getting their hair-makeup-clothing routine down to a science. (The Telegraph)

Real Estate Agents are the Best-Dressed Profession . . . and Teachers are the Worst:

Really? With all that teachers do . . . and with how little they get paid . . . you REALLY want to pile on? Okay. Let's do it. --In a new survey, teachers were named the WORST-DRESSED profession. It's out of the UK, but whatever. The full bottom five is:

#1.) Teachers.

#2.) TV presenters on kids' shows. (???)

#3.) Postal workers.

#4.) Garbage men.

#5.) Construction workers.

--On the other end of things . . . REAL ESTATE AGENTS were named the best-dressed profession. They may not be selling houses like they used to, but at least they look good in their futility, right? Here are the top five best-dressed professions:

#1.) Real estate agents.

#2.) Legal professionals.

#3.) Bankers.

#4.) News anchors.

#5.) Flight attendants.

Check Out the World's Largest 3D Painting, the World's Longest Chocolate Bar . . . and the World's Largest Teabag?

Last Thursday was Guinness World Records Day, where people around the world are encouraged to break records. The results started coming out over the weekend . . . here are some of the highlights.

--World's largest 3D painting. There's an artist named Joe Hill who does incredible street art, and he made a 12,491-square-foot painting that looks like cliffs and a waterfall . . . but it's on the ground at a park in London.

--World's longest chocolate bar. A chef in Bologna, Italy made a 49.2-foot long, 6.66-foot wide chocolate bar last week to set the record.

--World's largest teabag. A company in Portsmouth, England called All About Tea set this record with a 264.5-pound teabag that's almost eight feet tall and wide. (Time)

(--Here are photos of all three world records.)

Four Rules for Technology Etiquette . . . Including When it's Okay to Unfriend Someone, and Who Should Call Back on a Dropped Call:

Just because you have the new iPhone doesn't mean you have to be an insufferable jerk. You can use the newest technology and still be civilized. --Emily Post just released the 18th edition of her etiquette book, and it includes a section on technology. Here are some of her tips.

#1.) Dropped cell phone calls: It's the responsibility of the person who originally made the call to call back and apologize for the interruption . . . even though it was probably AT&T's fault that the call was dropped.

#2.) Multitasking: Basically, don't get caught. You should never type, shuffle papers, eat, or do anything else the person on the other end might notice. And never ever "call from the stall." Flush, wash your hands, THEN make the call.

#3.) Responding on Facebook: You are NOT required to respond to every friend request or comment someone leaves on your page. The etiquette guide says, quote, "Human attention is a gift." So, YOU get to decide who gets your gift.

#4.) Unfriending: If you catch up with an old high school friend, then remember why you didn't like them in high school, you're allowed to unfriend them after the initial reconnection. You can also untag yourself and delete comments from your page.

(Fox News)

People Lie More Over Technology Than They Do Face-to-Face:

Technology makes it easier for people to connect with each other . . . and apparently, to LIE while they do it. --A study by the University of Massachusetts found that when people are interacting with strangers online . . . either through email or instant messaging . . . they tell more LIES than when they meet face-to-face. --The researchers had people carry on a 15-minute conversation with a stranger, then went through and fact-checked the transcript of what they said. --The average person told 1.5 lies in person during a 15-minute period. Most of them were minor, and usually came from leaving OUT information instead of telling a bald-faced lie. --People using instant messaging told an average of three more lies than the face-to-face exchanges. --And people using email were the biggest liars. They told about five more than the face-to-face people. --The study's authors say it's because email provides the greatest distance . . . in both physical distance and in time . . . and people don't have to worry about giving anything away with their face or voice. (US News & World Report)

A New Study Finds the 10 Most Common Internet Passwords Include "Password", "123456", and "Monkey":

If you use any of the passwords on this list, please go CHANGE THEM IMMEDIATELY. You're just BEGGING to be hacked. Even if it's only the password for, like, your Domino's Pizza account. Hackers like pizza too. --A company called SplashData ran a study on millions of stolen passwords that have been posted online by hackers this year, and they came up with the 10 most common Internet passwords. Here's the list.

#1.) password

#2.) 123456

#3.) 12345678

#4.) qwerty (--the first six letters on the top row of the keyboard)

#5.) abc123

#6.) monkey

#7.) 1234567

#8.) letmein

#9.) trustno1

#10.) dragon

(The Journal)

(--You can see the full top 25 . . . which also includes things like "iloveyou", "football", and "superman" . . . here.)

A Factory Worker Was Fired for Refusing to Wear a Sticker Commemorating 666 Accident-Free Days . . . Because He Thought He'd Go to Hell:

Billy Hyatt had to decide between his commitment to workplace safety . . . and his ETERNAL SOUL. And it got him fired. --Billy worked at Pliant Corporation, which ran a plastics factory in Dalton, Georgia. (--Dalton is 90 miles northwest of Atlanta.) --And as part of their focus on workplace safety, Pliant had their employees wear stickers showing the number of days they'd gone without an accident. --That wasn't a problem . . . until they were safe for a year, nine months, and 27 days in a row. In other words: 666 days since the last accident . . . the NUMBER of the BEAST. --As the day approached, Billy explained to his manager how the Bible said anyone who took the mark of the Antichrist would be condemned to hell. --He repeated his concerns on day 666, and was told he was being, quote, "ridiculous." He got a three-day suspension for not wearing the sticker, then was fired when he came back on day 669. --That all happened in 2009. Since then, he filed an Equal Opportunity complaint saying he was fired for refusing to abandon his religious beliefs. --The EEOC gave him permission to file suit in August, and Billy filed a federal suit last week. (CBS)


Must See Mugshot . . . a Transgender Woman With the World's Largest Butt is Busted for Giving People Cement Buttock Injections:

We hear a lot about people performing illegal plastic surgery and putting lives at risk with the garbage they inject into people. But this story has an explosion of madness that makes it special:

#1.) The criminal here is a TRANSGENDER woman, who used to be a man. She's 30-year-old Oneal Ron Morris of Miami Gardens, Florida.

#2.) She was arrested for injecting people's buttocks with an INSANE mix of CEMENT . . . that "Fix-a-Flat" stuff for patching busted tires . . . and SUPER GLUE.

#3.) And most important, she isn't just a fake doctor . . . she's also a SPOKESWOMAN for that mix. Because she has the WORLD'S MOST RIDICULOUS BUTT. And it can't be natural. --Judging by her full-body mugshot, her measurements probably check in around 38-30-95. --Police arrested Oneal on Friday after a victim came forward. That woman had Oneal inject her buttocks with the cement-flat-tire-fix-super-glue combo . . . and ended up being hospitalized with a serious, undisclosed medical issue. --The police believe now that Oneal is in the news, other victims could come forward. (The Smoking Gun)

(--Here are Oneal's front and side full-body mugshots. You HAVE to check these out. They are 100% MUST-SEE.)

A Guy Logged Into Facebook During Two Different Burglaries:

This guy desperately needs a FACEBOOK INTERVENTION. After he gets out of prison. --Last week, 34-year-old Trevor Jones of Cobb County, Georgia broke into a house in Norcross, Georgia, when he saw the woman who lives there head out for a walk. -Trevor pulled his silver Ford Taurus into the driveway, left the engine running, and broke in. But while he was inside, he paused . . . becase he saw a computer and decided to SIGN INTO FACEBOOK. Right there, mid-burglary. --While he was on Facebook, the woman got back from her walk and saw the car in the driveway. She looked inside and saw that there was a wallet inside . . . so she grabbed that, and the car keys, and went to a neighbor's house. --Turned out Trevor's wallet contained both his driver's license AND his PAROLE CARD. --Anyway, Trevor took off running before the cops got there and broke into another house where . . . yep . . . he signed back into Facebook. It appears he took that chance to deactivate his account, since it doesn't show up in any searches. --Somehow, after all that, the police still haven't caught him. When they do, he's looking at two burglary charges. (CBS 46 - Atlanta)


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

Girls who play video games are more social and have more sex than women who don't? (Full Story)

This poll was pretty much set up to achieve this result, but still: Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers has an 89% approval rating in Wisconsin. And only two people polled higher: Abe Lincoln and Jesus. (Full Story)

A 36-year-old sex offender in North Carolina is being sent back to prison . . . after sending a Facebook friend request to one of his victims. (Full Story)

#1.) Jason Segel Hosted "Saturday Night Live" . . . and Made Out with Paul Rudd:

JASON SEGEL hosted "Saturday Night Live" this weekend . . . and had a hardcore make-out session with PAUL RUDD. It was during a recurring skit about a family that can't stop kissing each other. --They do the skit when Rudd hosts, but this one was RIDICULOUS. Andy Samberg showed up as a homeless guy. And instead of just GIVING him food . . . they spit it in his mouth. Then Rudd showed up at the end, for the BIGGEST kiss. (--Search for "SNL Kissing Family Thanksgiving." Samberg arrives at 2:30, and Rudd arrives at 4:45.)

#2.) Check Out Students at the University of California-Davis Being Pepper Sprayed at Close Range by Campus Police:

On Friday, protesters had a stand-off with campus police at the University of California-Davis (--just outside Sacramento.) They'd been warned to leave the area, but about 50 protesters sat down in a circle and stayed. --And there's footage of a cop walking up to them . . . and UNLOADING on them with pepper spray about a foot from their faces. He and another cop have now been put on administrative leave. --After the video hit YouTube, the school's chancellor, Linda Katehi, held a press conference. But she didn't let students into it, so they protested outside the building. And Katehi was so intimidated, she didn't leave for three hours. --There were still hundreds of protesters outside when she finally did. But they stayed completely silent while she walked to her car. (--Search for "Police Pepper Spraying Students at UC Davis" and "UC Davis Chancellor Walks to Her Car.")

#3.) ESPN Commentator Lee Corso Said "[Eff] It!" on Live TV:

Commentator LEE CORSO dropped an F-bomb during a college football pregame show on Saturday. He was about to lead University of Houston fans in a chant. Then he said, "Ah, [eff] it," and put on the head of their cougar mascot. (--Search for "Lee Corso University of Houston F-bomb." WARNING: This video includes the F-word.)

#4.) Michelle Obama Got Booed by NASCAR Fans in Miami:

The last NASCAR race of the season was yesterday at the Homestead-Miami Speedway in Florida. And MICHELLE OBAMA and JILL BIDEN were two of the grand marshals. But when the announcer said Michelle's name . . . she got BOOED. (--Search for "NASCAR Crowd Booed Michelle Obama.")

#5.) Check Out President Obama in a Black History PSA He Did for TBS in 1991:

Someone dug up a video that 29-year-old BARACK OBAMA made for Black History Month back in 1991. It was when he was the editor of the Harvard Law Review, and it aired on TBS as part of a series called "Black History Minutes." --Obama talked about civil rights lawyer Charles Hamilton Houston. (--Search for "Obama 1991 TBS Black History Minute.")

Five Ways to Make Cooking Thanksgiving Dinner Easier:

If you're cooking Thanksgiving dinner this Thursday, here's a list from "Reader's Digest" of five ways you can make things easier on yourself.

#1.) Keep It Simple. All you need is turkey, mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce, gravy, and a vegetable. If you have time to make more dishes, go for it. But don't feel like you HAVE to. --You can also turn it into a potluck, and ask your GUESTS to do some of the cooking. Just tell them by TODAY, so they have a little time to plan.

#2.) Don't Be Afraid to Use the Microwave. Potatoes need to reach a temperature of at least 180 degrees to cook. Your microwave heats them up to about 210 degrees, which is plenty.

--It's also fine to use your microwave for vegetables, like asparagus and string beans. It's just frowned upon because it's not the TRADITIONAL way to cook on Thanksgiving.

#3.) Cook the Breasts and the Legs Separately. It's harder to cook a whole turkey, because turkeys don't cook evenly: The breast meat cooks faster than the dark meat does. That's why it's so easy to end up with white meat that's too dry.

#4.) Use a Meat Thermometer. It takes the guesswork out of it. The USDA says to cook your turkey until the thermometer reads 165 degrees, which is the "instant kill" temperature for any bacteria. --Just be careful, because once it gets that hot, it can dry out pretty fast.

#5.) Buy Dessert. It costs about the same whether you make a pumpkin pie, or you BUY a pumpkin pie. And both versions pretty much taste the same. So unless you LOVE making pumpkin pie . . . just buy one. (Reader's Digest)


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