Dr. Oz to the rescue. The TV host came to the aid of a woman who had collapsed while he was giving a talk at a Jacksonville, Florida mall today (Thursday).
After hearing shouts for a doctor, Dr. Oz jumped onto a low wall and over a railing and then ran up a flight of stairs to get to the ailing woman. According to a local news report, the woman “woke up and was responding” following Dr. Oz's medical attention. He stayed by her side until paramedics arrived.
Dr. Oz was doing a talk as part of his The Good Life self-help promotional tour at the time. (Gossip Cop)
When a North Carolina man arrived at the Charlotte airport on Wednesday and found his flight was overbooked, he decided he was overdressed... and stripped naked right at the gate.
The middle-aged man, whose name was not released, let loose plenty of verbal turbulence when he was told he wouldn't be able to board the plane. According to eyewitnesses, he started by shouting obscenities at the employee manning the U.S. Airways desk, then quieted down and began disrobing, not stopping until he was completely nude.
Passenger Sherry Ketchie said, "I was not expecting to see nothing like that. I've never seen nothing like that at Charlotte Douglas airport. Never. And that's when I got out my phone and started taking pictures."
Airport officials say the man was suffering from a "medical condition" and will not face charges. (WBTV)
Your Memorial Day party food spread will most likely include chips and dip.
While most dips are harmless, there’s one – called Fart Dip – that’s not.
There’s actually a recipe out there for Fart Dip that includes cabbage, sour cream, caramelized onions, prunes, and butter beans.
It actually sounds like it could be tasty. And, dangerous. (Food Beast)
A lot of people will be hitting the road this Memorial Day Weekend – and we mean a lot. According to Triple A, traffic is expected to be the worst it’s been in a decade.
Approximately 37 million people will taking a road trip, that's more than any Memorial Day since 2005. (NY Times)
Speaking of road trips ...
Ford and YourTango teamed up on a a survey about road trips and relationships. Here are some of their findings:
90% of couples who have taken a road trip together say it strengthens their relationship.
74% say they hold hands and kiss at red lights.
44% said driving together is the best part of the trip.
40% say the quality time they get to spend together is the best reason to take a road trip.
What do couples like to do most on road trips?
80% say they like to talk and catch up on each other’s lives. In fact, 65% say they have serious, meaningful talks while in the car.
70% like to blast the tunes.
55% take in sights and enjoy some quiet time. (Your Tango)
It might be a good weekend to go back for a second viewing of Mad Men: Fury Road orPitch Perfect 2.
Tomorrowland: WAIT FOR VIDEO
Rotten Tomatoes score: 55
Metacritic score: 60
Poltergeist: SKIP IT
Rotten Tomatoes score: 29
Metacritic score: 51
Blog Thursday 5/21
A nine-year-old girl in Italy had the worst birthday party ever after a bakery misunderstood her cake request and made a hilarious mistake.
The girl's parents asked the bakery to make a My Little Pony cake for their daughter. Unfortunately, the bakers heard "My Little Tony" and instead made a cake featuring a picture of Little Tony Ciacci, an old Elvis-like singer who was big in Italy and Britain in the '50s and '60s. So instead of magical pink and purple ponies, the little girl was forced to make her birthday wish over a photo of a man in a white suit and bouffant hairdo.
If the bakery doesn't refund their money, the family has threatened to sue. (Telegraph (U.K.))
The job market is getting better, but let's face it, it's still not great. If you are looking for a new job, you might want to consider relocating to one of these 10 cities, which have been named the best places for jobs.
Glassdoor, which conducted the research, used such factors as number of jobs available, the level of job satisfaction among residents, the cost of living, and the average salary to determine the 25 Best Cities for Jobs. Here are the Top 10:
Cops in a small Washington town had to paws when they answered a call about a wild animal attacking an SUV -- and arrived at the scene to find a large stuffed tiger strapped to the vehicle's roof.
An unidentified man called 911 to report what he considered to be a dangerous situation, so officers were dispatched to investigate -- and found Connor Zuvich driving along with the ratty cat atop the SUV. Zuvich says he and some friends were picnicking by the side of a lake when someone tossed several bags of stuff, including the tiger, into nearby woods.
The 19-year-old says he was concerned when cops pulled him over because he thought he was getting a ticket for having something on his roof, but the deputies just took a few pictures and let him go. (Vancouver Columbian)
Many of us can point to at least one teacher we've had who left an indelible mark on our lives, but few can say they've had a teacher who saved their life.
18-year-old A’Ja Booth, a high school student in Detroit, can say just that. She's alive today because her gym teacher, Nadirah Muhammad, gave her one of her kidneys. Booth had struggled with kidney disease for four years and documented her struggles in a book she wrote titled My Dialysis Journey. Last year, Muhammad heard about the book and asked Booth if she could read it. Muhammad recalls, "After I read her story, I immediately decided that I wanted to volunteer to donate one of my kidneys. If that was my child, I would want someone to do the same. It was a no-brainer."
So last December, Muhammad – a 39-year-old mother of one – got herself tested and found out that she was a good match for Booth. A short while later, she and Booth went to the hospital and successfully underwent transplant surgery. Earlier this week, Booth finally returned to school. She and Muhammad walked arm-in-arm together into the gymnasium where they were greeted with a welcome home party.
Booth is doing well after the surgery and will graduate next month. Muhammad, who has been hailed a hero, says, "What I did, I don't see as a sacrifice; it was a blessing, and I was happy to have that spirit and to help my fellow man." (The Detroit News)
A man with 17 secret girlfriends is finally getting what he deserves … he’s been arrested for fraud. Seems in addition to being a cheater, the guy somehow got each of the women to give him money.
The women found out about each other when he was hospitalized after a car accident.
"I was really worried when I heard that he was in hospital," one of his girlfriends said. “But when I started seeing more and more beautiful girls show up, I couldn't cry anymore." When they started talking and realized they’d all been giving him money, they decided to take legal action. Karma always gets ya … (Mashable)
Blog Wednesday 5/20
Raising kids on the Upper East Side of New York City is a rough gig. Because the families there are so rich, there’s a lot of keeping up with the Joneses. A lot of pressure.
Well, according to a story in the New York Times, some husbands there are actually writing checks – called “wife bonuses” – depending on how well the households are managed and the success of their children.
These wife bonuses are sometimes even negotiated in a pre-nup.
A British man was "depend-ing" on the kindness of some security guards when he decided to stroll the aisles of his local supermarket -- wearing nothing but an adult diaper.
Anthony Bradford walked into grocery giant Tesco and didn't bother grabbing a shopping cart before embarking on his walk, which was captured on surveillance cameras -- and by plenty of shoppers with cell phones. The 26-year-old didn't raise a ruckus; he just wandered from aisle to aisle, checking out items and preening for the cameras.
Bradford, who agreed to leave after being roused by security, denied that he'd lost a bet and simply said, "I had the Saturday feeling. It's all good fun. When you get that Saturday feeling, you have got to show the world." (Daily Express)
About 800,000 workers in Los Angeles will be getting a raise, but they'll have to wait until 2020 for it to go into effect. The L.A. City Council approved a plan Tuesday to raise the city's minimum wage to $15 an hour.
L.A. is the largest city to approve the raise from the current $9-an-hour base wage. Chicago, San Francisco and Seattle have also approved comparable wage hikes.
L.A. Councilman Paul Krekorian who was a champion of the plan, said, "Make no mistake. Today the city of Los Angeles, the second biggest city in the nation, is leading the nation." (Los Angeles Times)
Regardless of what you do for a living, your odds of dying on the job are very low - but, some jobs are definitely more dangerous than others.
According to data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, here’s a rundown of the top five deadliest jobs in America:
Fishermen – 132 deaths per 100,000 workers
Loggers – 97 deaths per 100,000 workers
Aircraft Pilots – 70 deaths per 100,000 workers
Miners – 57 deaths per 100,000 workers
Iron and Steel Workers – 42 deaths per 100,000 workers (Bloomberg)
Here's a quick glimpse at what the world was like on August 30th, 1993 when David Letterman did his first Late Show on CBS.
Bill Clinton was seven months into his first term as president.
Gasoline averaged $1.06 a gallon.
UB40's "Can't Help Falling in Love" was the number-one pop single.
The Fugitive was the box-office champ.
The Eiffel Tower in Paris recorded its 150-millionth visitor.
TV Guide's cover had caricatures of all the late-night hosts: Jay Leno, Chevy Chase,Ted Koppel, Arsenio Hall and, of course, David Letterman (smoking a cigar).
The Blue Jays, White Sox, Phillies and Giants were leading baseball's four divisions.
The game of the day was played at Wrigley Field, where Rick Wilkins hit a walk-off grand slam in the bottom of the 11th inning to push the Cubs past the Phillies 10 to 6.
This guy needs more real friends …. A man in China has modeled his entire life after the '90s sitcom Friends. We’re talking his home, his job, his family – even his name.
Apparently the guy, who legally changed his name to Gunther (the character of the guy who owned the Central Perk coffee shop on the show), became obsessed with Friendsafter going through a bad breakup. Watching the show was the only thing that cheered him up … so, naturally, he decided to make the show his life.
In addition to his name change, Gunther has decorated his place to look like Chandler and Joey’s apartment, he owns a coffee shop called The Central Perk , AND … he married a woman named Rachel and they have a son named Joey.
"I will try my best to persuade more people to watch Friends," Gunther said, "just like persuading a lot of people to believe in some kind of religion. For me, Friends is my life."
Blog Tuesday 5/19
Residents of Flint, Michigan will soon be voting for a new mayor, and there's one candidate promising to put the pork back in government.
Her name is Giggles and she is a pig. Her owner and campaign manager Michael Ewing entered Giggles into the race and is already taking part in some mudslinging. Ewing says he entered Giggles because she's more qualified and, even though she likes to play in mud and dirt, she has a clean criminal record -- something her two opponents can't say.
One candidate, Wantwaz Davis, had served 19 years in prison for a murder conviction. The other candidate, Eric Mays, has a history of assault, drunk driving and drug convictions. Ewing explains, "Giggles was sitting next to me while I was reading reports about the candidates and I said to her, 'You would make a better candidate than these people.' So, I did what any normal rational person would do -- I ran her for mayor." Ewing says he will keep Giggles in the race until she either wins the election or another candidate comes along that's more qualified than a pig. (MLive.com)
In one of those touching sports moments, a woman sitting right above the dugout at a Kansas City Royals game caught a baseball. And, with all the cameras on her, she flipped it to a little boy.
Aw … How sweet.
Well, about 10 or 15 minutes after she performed this random act of kindness, she performed a random act of meanness – and was demanding that the kid give her the ball back.
Unfortunately for her, this, too, was filmed and she was caught mouthing the words, “Give me back my ball.”
Ouch. That’s some brutal video footage to have to live with.
It's not certain whether she was just kidding – or if she really wanted the ball back. But the damage has been done. Live by the photo-op, die by the photo-op. And remember, the Internet never forgets. (Huffington Post)
What can brown do for you? Well, in the case of one Ohio man, the answer is get you thrown in jail for drug possession.
Akron cops were investigating Andrew Palmer on suspicion of trafficking in marijuana when they went to his home and smelled a strong scent of weed, which he admitted to smoking in small amounts. One of the officers thought he saw a stash of pot in a jar inside the house, so he requested and received a warrant, which he and his partner served a short time later.
As they were searching Palmer's home, a UPS truck rolled up with a very special delivery for the 46-year-old -- a box containing more than four pounds of marijuana. That pipe dream about getting rich just went up in smoke. (Plain Dealer)
When ChadMichael Morrisette, who’s now 34, was in junior high school in Alaska, he was bullied ... a lot.
Since then, he’s gone on to become a visual designer and brand consultant in Hollywood. But, he was reminded of those “bad old days” when he recently received a Facebook message from Louie Amundson, one of the kids who made Morrisette's life miserable 20 years ago.
Louie, the former bully, was reaching out to make amends after he said his daughter had asked him if he'd ever bullied anyone. He admitted to his daughter that he had, and it made him remember the terrible way he'd acted all those years ago and he wanted to apologize.
It was a heartfelt message and Louie admitted that if they lived in the same state, he would apologize to ChadMichael’s face.
ChadMichael accepted the apology, writting: "In 20 years you are the only person to apologize for being a bully to me when we were younger. I hope you can proudly tell your daughter that you have also apologized for it, and that we are good."
It’s a great story of both coming to terms with mistakes of the past – as well as setting a good example for kids. (Metro)
According to a new scientific survey – which absolutely, positively can’t be true – men check themselves out in mirrors more than women do.
Researchers found that men look at their reflection 23 times a day on average, compared to women, who check themselves out just 16 times.
And while women are usually checking that nothing is out of place, guys say most of the time when they check themselves out it is purely for the fun of admiring their favorite body parts. (NY Daily News)
In Hong Kong, a new ad campaign was launched to stop people from littering.
Only, instead of offering up a simple slogan, they took things to a new level by posting mugshots of the litterbugs – with the mugshots being created by sampling DNA found on the litter.
The campaign, called “The Face of Litter,” involved lifting DNA off of candy wrappers and other junk – and then using that DNA to figure out the person’s eye color, hair color, skin color, freckling, and face shape.
Even though the company behind the campaign supposedly received permission from every person whose trash they picked up, it still feels … wrong, doesn’t it? (The Weather Network)
Gleeden.com, a site that matches people who are married with others looking for secret extramarital flings, crunched the numbers in hopes of figuring out which first names were used most often.
Thanks to their survey, we have a pretty good idea of the names of women most likely to cheat on you.
Here’s a rundown of the Top 5:
Now to be fair … These are just the names the women gave to get on the site.
You don’t actually give your REAL name when you’re messing around on a cheating site, do you … Jane Smith? (Mirror)
Sharon Osbourne has explained what happened with the failed attempt to bring The Osbournes back to TV.
She tells People magazine that VH1 and the Osbourne family simply couldn't come to an agreement that worked for everybody involved and that it "was business, not personal."Ozzy's lifestyle as a singer who travels the world is also stumbling block, she says, because she "can't pull him out of his life for a certain time and say, 'This is what you're going to do,' because his life isn't going to stop. He has a life."
Sharon stopped short of totally ruling out another reality show, though, saying, "You never know what's around the corner."
Say what you want about The Voice coach Blake Shelton, his song lyrics have more complicated words than any other artist. Shelton’s songs are barely on par with words a fourth grader comprehends. Basically they could have been written by a 10-year-old.
Andrew Powell-Morse compiled a list of hit tunes from the past decade, transcribed their lyrics, and compared the words to the Readability Score for school kids. Country music has, on average, lyrics for a third-grader. Though, Powell-Morse says that’s because “Country music is full of words like Hallelujah, cigarettes, hillbilly, and tacklebox.”
Taylor Swift ranks low for her country songs early in her career. However, "“We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together” is solidly on a fourth-grader's reading comprehension.
Pop hits and rock songs are tied with a 2.9 grade level vocabulary. Hip Hop is not far behind with 2.6 grade level. The genre is penalized by songs like “Boom Boom Pow.” The most intelligence spits, according to Powell-Morse’s analysis, are coming from Nicki Minaj ("Truffle Butter") and Eminem ("The Monster").
Rihanna has the highest-ranked song, "Diamonds," which has lyrics practically on a fifth-grade reading level. Beyonce's "Single Ladies" is one of the lowest-ranked tunes.
Who should be shamed for having the most basic lyrics? Her lyrics, from her entire catalog, are on a first-grade reading level? We’ll give you some time to think… Tik-Tok Tik-Tok Tik-Tok. Kesha has pretty dumb lyrics.
Blog Monday 5/18
The McConaissance may be at an end.
Matthew McConaughey had been on a roll, but his new movie The Sea of Trees was booed and jeered when it debuted at the Cannes Film Festival on Friday. Critics have described the Gus Van Sant drama as “long-winded” and “woefully sentimental and maudlin.”
Still, McConaughey was his usual laid-back self in defending the flick, about a man’s journey to Japan’s infamous Suicide Forest. He told reporters, “I liked the experience of making it and I’m glad we got the opportunity to introduce it to the world. Anyone has any right to either boo or ovate.”
McConaughey won the Best Actor Oscar in 2014 and drew raves for his roles inInterstellar andMagic Mike, not to mention those Lincoln car commercials. (Gossip Cop)
Paris Hilton's little brother has been charged with reckless evading of an officer for leading cops on a high-speed chase near Palm Springs last August.
Police say Conrad Hilton was weaving his BMW through traffic at 90 miles-per-hour, but then he gunned it over 100 to escape the fuzz. Instead he wrecked his ride, after clipping the back of an 18-wheeler.
The rich kid fractured his hand in the accident. Now he faces three years in prison if convicted. (TMZ)
Earlier this month, Blake Shelton visited a mobile health clinic in L.A. that offers free care to underprivileged children. The visit was in support of the Red Nose Day fund-raising event, which airs Thursday night on NBC.
Blake tells People, “I feel like it's our duty as grown adults to do whatever we can for children. I'm a lucky guy, and I think people who are in my position or any kind of successful position, it's our job to give back and raise awareness and do whatever you can for people who need help.”
The TV special will feature celebrity appearances by Julia Roberts, Will Ferrell, Jack Black, Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon. Proceeds will support 12 charities to lift children out of poverty nationwide and throughout the world.
Kenny Chesney brought out the zipline for Saturday’s Big Revival concert at AT&T Stadium in Dallas. The Star-Telegram reports Kenny kicked off his set with "Drink It Up" while suspended above the crowd of 47,256 on a small chair, which ultimately deposited the Lucky Ole Son onstage.
He told the crowd, “We are here for one simple reason: you people are here. I have an idea where I want to take you tonight — will you come with us?”
The night included performances by Jason Aldean, Brantley Gilbert, Cole Swindelland Old Dominion.
1. Pitch Perfect 2 - $70.3 million 2. Mad Max: Fury Road - $44.4 million 3. Avengers: Age of Ultron - $38.8 million 4. Hot Pursuit - $5.8 million 5. Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 - $3.6 million
Blog Friday 5/15
A Florida man who should've used his right to remain silent instead walked into his trespassing trial and greeted the judge -- by asking "how ya doin', a-hole?"
David Riffle was being led into the courtroom when he posed the question to Judge John Hurley, who kept his cool and said he was doing fine. While Hurley tried to keep the proceedings moving along smoothly, questioning him about why he was shouting Bible verses at patrons of a local Hard Rock Cafe, Riffle remained uncooperative, informing the man with the gavel that God was the only true judge, and that Hurley was going to hell.
Riffle was ordered held on $100 bond, which he was unable to produce. (WPLG)
Louisiana State University invested $85 million in an LSU-shaped lazy river that’s set to open in 2016.
This sounds awesome. Who would object?
Well, a lot of people – especially since the school is currently struggling with a $1.6 billion shortfall in its next budget cycle, and is considering cutting $500 million in higher education funding.
The budget mess is so bad that the school is considering laying off tenured professors and cutting academic programs.
But, plans for the lazy river, a 35-foot rope-climbing course, and a 21,000-square-foot sun deck are rolling along. (Fox News)
Houston Texans running back Arian Foster loves hockey.
And, it’s a good time to love hockey because the playoffs are in full swing, with games being played both Saturday and Sunday this weekend.
Well, being a football player, Foster offered up some ideas on how his game could learn something from hockey.
He suggested on Twitter that NFL players should be able to fight on the field to settle their disagreements – sort of like the way hockey players are able to do it in the NHL.
He might have been joking, but … He’s got a point.
Both hockey and football are violent games. And, both hockey players and football players have helmets on. Why not let them have at it?
One reason might be that 11 guys are the field for each team in football. Referees – who aren’t wearing helmets – would have to break up fights involving huge mobs.
David Letterman's last regular guest will be the same person who was his first guest --Bill Murray.
The comedian appeared on the first broadcast of Late Night back on February 1st, 1982 and was also the first guest on the Late Show on August 30th, 1993.
Murray will sit down with Dave for the 44th time on Tuesday, a day before the host airs his final show. NBC is keeping details about Wednesday's finale under wraps, except to say it "will be an hour filled with surprises, memorable highlights, the show’s final Top Ten List and more."
Tom Hanks has been announced for the third-to-last show on Monday, along with Eddie Vedder, who will do a special music performance backed by Paul Shaffer and the CBS Orchestra. (Gossip Cop)
Wait up, Simpsons fans! Harry Shearer could return to the long-running animated series.
The voice of Mr. Burns and Ned Flanders announced Wednesday night that he broke off negotiations with producers -- and producers said they're looking for a replacement. But today (Thursday) executive producer James L. Brooks tweeted, "Hey, we tried. We're still trying. Harry, no kidding, let's talk."
And a source tells TMZ there's a chance Harry could re-sign. "It was difficult for him not to come back. He loves all 23 of his characters. If there's a way to work this out and continue to have a career in addition to The Simpsons he would be delighted."
At issue is a stipulation in his contract that gives producers the right to nix Harry's non-Simpsons projects.
It's time to cool things down in the bedroom – when it comes to the thermostat, anyway. Sleeping in a cool room not only helps you sleep better – it boosts your metabolism, letting you burn calories while you snooze.
According to a recent study, the perfect temp for your bedroom is 66 degrees. (You Beauty)
And here's an even better way to lose weight ... shoot tequila. Not sure what it will do to your head the next morning, but drinking tequila apparently helps you shed pounds.
According to research by the American Chemical Society, the tequila plant contains a sweetener that reduces blood sugar and makes it easier to lose weight. It also helps to curb your appetite. Shots! Shots! Shots! (Your Tango)
Why have a burger, hot dog and chips separately when you can have them together? Carls Jr. is introducing something called The Most American Thickburger. It’s a cheesburger, topped with a hot dog, which is split in half, and Lay's Kettle Cooked Potato Chips. You can get this burger monstrosity starting May 20th.
It also comes with 64 grams of fat, 2,250 milligrams of sodium and 1,063 calories. (USA Today)
Would you risk getting sick and pay a premium price just to get your fill of Blue Bell ice cream? If so, you're in luck. Although the company's products have been recalled due to a listeria outbreak, some enterprising people have taken to Craigslist in an attempt to sell the ice cream on the black market.
One post, which has since been removed after being flagged, read, "Blue Bell vanilla ice cream tested by me and I'm alive." The seller was offering a half-gallon for $499. Yes, you read that correctly, no $4.99 but $499.
Another post, since removed from Craigslist, advertised a pint of Krazy Kookie Dough for the insane price of $10,000 and even mentioned the risk of listeria. "What we have here is one pint of unopened Bluebell [sic] goodness. Purchased just mere weeks ago, this is like an oasis in the desert for you ice cream lovers," it read. "Buyer assumes all responsibility for transport, and or any Listeria contracted from product as well."
Blue Bell ice cream was removed from stores on April 20th after it was tied to a listeria outbreak that led to the death of three people and the hospitalization of seven others.
Food safety lawyer Bill Marler said he didn't think the sellers would get in trouble with the law, but warned, "I think they ought to follow the advice of the FDA and CDC, which is 'When in doubt throw it out.'" (ABC News)
Blog Thursday 5/14
A British man who lost sight of a toy dart that he'd shot when he was a young boy finally discovered the rubber suction tip -- when he suddenly sneezed it out.
Last month, 51-year-old Steve Easton had a sneezing fit, and when it was all done, he noticed an unusual solid object in one of his nostrils. When he pulled it out, he realized that it looked like the tip of a rubber dart. He called his mother to tell her what he'd found, and she remembered taking him to the hospital when he was seven because she thought he may have swallowed a dart. Nothing was found at that time, and it appears the dart remained in his head for more than 40 years until his recent sneezing spell.
Easton says it never bothered him and he doesn't feel any different now that it's out. (The Guardian)
A Florida paramedic turned a nightmare into a dream-come-true for his girlfriend at a Tampa Bay Rays baseball game on Monday.
Three years ago, Cameron Hill was the first-responder who found Melissa Dohme bleeding on the side of a road. She had been stabbed 32 times and left for dead by her ex-boyfriend. She somehow survived the attack and began speaking at churches and other gatherings about surviving attacks. It was at one of these speeches that she reunited with Cameron, the man who saved her life. The two began dating shortly after and became engaged on Monday.
Melissa was invited to throw out the first pitch at the Rays game. She was standing on the mound waiting for the ball when Cameron ran onto the field and delivered it with the words "Will you marry me?" written on it. Cameron then got down on one knee and presented her with a ring.
Melissa said "yes" and later said, "He’s the one I’ve been waiting for. My fairy tale.” (Tampa Bay Times)
No city in the NFL compares to Green Bay. Need proof?
Well, in a matter of hours, the Packers sold 64,000 tickets to watch Brett Favre's team Hall of Fame induction … on the stadium video boards.
The actual induction will be held in the atrium of Lambeau Field and the video of that induction will be broadcast on the stadium’s Jumbotron – to a sold-out crowd.
People are pretty much showing up and sitting in the stands to watch TV.
Hopefully, for the sake of the fans, Favre takes the time to actually walk onto the field and say something to the crowd. (Wisconsin State Journal)
A Florida man proved he was just plane crazy by running through an airport in just his tighty whities -- because he wanted someone to use a taser on him.
Chris Haynes left his car idling in a loading zone at Tallahassee Regional Airport before dashing into the concourse in just his undies. Several workers tried to get his attention and warn him that he was breaking multiple laws, but he kept muttering that he had a plane to catch as he made his way to the TSA checkpoint. Once there, he tried to continue his trip, but was tased in the back and buttocks until he fell to the ground.
Haynes told the arresting officer that he was God and knew he would be tased. After he was detained, he said, "I kinda always wanted to be tased." (Tallahassee Democrat)
Apparently Charlie Sheen has grown up.
In an interview with Extra, the actor admits he was at fault for getting fired from Two and a Half Men. And as far as how he reacted to his 2011 firing, he says, "I should have been a little more humble, more regretful, shouldn't have attacked them like I did and I probably should have begged for my job back."
You may recall that Charlie went on an epic and very public meltdown following his termination. Still, he says, "I think that what went down was fixable, and I made it irreparable." The actor then went on to star in a new series, Anger Management, which he says "was an environment of compassion, of creativity of love… Nobody yelled."
Charlie has even reconciled with his ex-wives. He says he spent Mother’s Day withDenise Richards and Brooke Mueller. "We’re all smart and accomplished, and we’re all adults. There’s so many kids involved that it’s so much better for them."
A British man just earned himself a gold medal for stupidity by racking up an arrest for driving drunk -- from a barbecue just 100 yards from his home!
Przemyslaw Szulc [pr: SHEMMY-slaw SHULK] ended up getting lost after pulling out of the driveway of the home, where he'd knocked back "about a dozen" beers over the course of the afternoon. By the time cops caught up with Szulc, he'd driven more than a mile and a half out of his way, hitting the curb several times before pulling over.
Szulc, whose blood alcohol level was nearly three times the legal limit, pleaded guilty. His lawyer says, "He admits that what he did was a foolish decision and he has shown remorse." (Lincolnshire Echo)
Blog Wednesday 5/13
A thrift store in Washington state experienced a "boom" in donations when a worker found a World War 2-era hand grenade in a box of stuff that had been dropped outside the door.
The Japanese-made explosive device, which is more than 70 years old, didn't go off, but appeared to be live, according to witnesses on the scene. The Goodwill closed its doors for several hours after the incident, which apparently freaked out employees at the shop. Shopper Jessica Spera said the cashier who cleared the place was "really kind of panicked."
An explosive demolition team went off site to examine the grenade -- while everyone back at the Goodwill waited on needles and pins. (KIRO)
A wealthy Manhattan art collector was known for leaving big tips for his favorite waitresses, but he just outdid himself – by leaving $50,000 to each of them in his will.
Robert Ellsworth was a regular at the family-run Donohue's Steakhouse. In fact, waitress Maureen Donohue-Peters says he sometimes ate there seven nights a week, always washing down his sirloin with bourbon. Still, she never expected that, when he passed away, he'd reserve a spot in his will for “Maureen at Donohue’s” and “Maureen-at-Donohue’s Niece Maureen.”
Ellsworth, who never graduated from high school, amassed a $200 million fortune in the art world. Donohue-Peters says, "He was a part of the family. He was a man that gave forward, never looked for anything in return. I’d rather have him here." (WCBS)
A company is now offering to send your enemies a fart in a jar.
SendAJart.com lets you customize the kind of fart you want to send and write a personal note to your enemy telling them why you’re sending them a toxic cloud.
The company then seals up the stink jar and ships it.
No muss. No fuss. Just pure, evil revenge. (Elite Daily)
Talk about inflight turbulence … A 23-year-old Canadian woman who didn’t know she was pregnant gave birth on an Air Canada flight.
Ada Guan and her boyfriend Wesley Branch were flying from Calgary to Tokyo, Japan, on Sunday (Mother's Day, no less) when Ada went into labor 36,000 feet above the Pacific Ocean.
"She told me, 'Something fell out of me,'" Branch said. "I lifted up her pants and I saw a head and then I heard, 'Wah.' I thought, 'Oh my god, I think we have a kid.'"
Their daughter Chloe was delivered with the help of three doctors who happened to be on the flight. (NY Daily News)
A Florida man was arrested when he made an Uber-stupid move after robbing a convenience store -- flagging down a stranger for a ride and telling him exactly what he'd just done.
Brian James Storsinder went to a 7-Eleven where he's a regular customer and demanded money from a clerk while pretending to have a gun. The worker handed over cash from the register, at which point Storsinder fled to the side of a nearby highway. He got the attention of a motorist who stopped and let him into his car. Storsinder couldn't explain his destination, or the cuts on his legs, so he told the driver he'd just held up the store -- a confession that got him kicked out.
The driver, who was not identified, drove back to the 7-Eleven, spotted cops and led them to Storsinder, who was taken into custody. (WPTV)
Lindsay Lohan begins checking off her community service hours today at a daycare facility in Brooklyn, New York and she's going to be watched very closely by staff and nervous parents.
The Duffield Children’s Center sent letters home to parents informing them that the troubled actress will be helping out at the center and also assuring them that she will never be left alone with their kids. The letter reads, "Ms. Lohan has asked to return to complete her community services and may be placed in a classroom with your child. As with any volunteer, this would be under constant supervision from the classroom teacher and Duffield staff. Please know that all requirements for this volunteer work will be met, prior to her entering the classroom. Furthermore, volunteers are never left alone with children."
Some of the parents are understandable nervous. One mom said, “I have mixed feelings. I wonder why she chose this place. My major concern was what will happen to my son. He’s a little wild, and she’s had her issues.” A woman who takes her granddaughter there says, "As long as she doesn’t come here under the influence, I’m fine with it. I hope she comes here to do something nice for the children.” (Page Six)
Blog Tuesday 5/12
Dolly Parton’s first original movie with NBC has been given the green light. Coat of Many Colors will be about her upbringing in East Tennessee, as was the song it's titled after.
The special is part of a slate of two-hour TV movies based on the Country Music Hall of Famer. Dolly will possibly appear in some. Coat of Many Colors will be part of NBC’s special event programming for next season, which includes The Reaper and the holiday musical The Wiz Live!
Ben Moser is the star quarterback on his high school's football team, but he just made his best move ever – by asking a childhood friend with Down syndrome to be his prom date.
Moser, of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, befriended Mary Lapkowicz when they were both in fourth grade, and their teacher recalls, "He watched over her constantly." While they ended up in different schools because of Mary's special needs, he'd made a promise back in elementary school that he'd take her to prom – and he kept his word this past weekend, even delivering a prom-posal.
Ben says, "We got balloons and I wrote 'prom' on it. I presented her with the balloons and asked her to go to prom with me." She didn't take long to accept, and they attended the big dance on Friday night. (Patriot-News)
A gaggle of Kansas high school seniors put their heads together and came up with the perfect item to sell for their final fundraiser -- the high school itself!
The kids, who weren't identified by name, decided to skip cookies and car washes and go right for the big ticket item, listing Arkansas City High School on Craigslist for the bargain price of $2015 -- or best offer. The tongue-in-cheek ad promises a lot of space to park cars "or even cattle" and says that the sellers are motivated because "all of us seniors are heading off to college and we do not need this school anymore. We all need the cash to pay off loans and everything else we need in college."
A representative for the school district praised the kids' cleverness, but noted "the school is not for sale. We just wanted to clarify that." (Winfield Daily Courier)
Olive Garden is going to start making breadstick sandwiches. And, good news, the breadstick sandwiches – meatball and chicken parmigiana – will come with unlimited breadsticks. The sandwiches make their debut June 1st. (Eater)
Talk about best friends forever … Four couples who have been friends for 20 years wanted to live near each other. So they basically built their own neighborhood outside of Austin, Texas.
They built four small homes on a piece of property they bought together, and while they each have their own 400-square-foot cabins, they share a 1,500-square-foot living space that includes their kitchen, dining room and den.
They call their compound “Bestie Row.” Cute or weird? (Pop Sugar)
Blog Monday 5/11
A West Virginia man had his robbery attempt thwarted when he ended up a-"salt"-ing himself with pepper spray while trying to pull off the heist.
Michael Kevin Meadows walked into a pharmacy wearing a paintball mask and camouflage fatigues and demanded cash from the clerk. To drive home his point, Meadows whipped out a can of pepper spray and let fly with a massive cloud of the stuff -- which he then walked right into, temporarily incapacitating himself. Footage from a security camera shows the 43-year-old staggering around blindly, groping his way towards the door, which he eventually reached, empty handed.
Meadows climbed into a getaway car that was driven by an unidentified man -- who turned on the robber as soon as cops pulled him over. The driver was not detained, but Meadows faces charges of attempted robbery. (Beckley Register-Herald)
Michigan State Senator Virgil Smith is expected to sponsor a bill to make car insurance less expensive in his state, but may come too late for his girlfriend. After an argument, Smith allegedly shot up her new Mercedes early Sunday.
The incident allegedly occurred outside of Smith's house in north Detroit and led to his mid-day arrest Sunday.
A Chicago woman went ballistic when her boyfriend wouldn't trade Tex-Mex for Sex-Mex -- and refused to get busy in a restaurant bathroom.
Stephanie Miller and her beau, whose name was not released, were having dinner at an El Burrito Loco when she followed him into the men's room and suggested they spice up their meal with something a little hotter than salsa. The victim says she made the lewd offer and then started taking off her clothes -- at which point he tried to talk her into just going back to their table.
That made the 26-year-old hit the ceiling -- and hit the guy in the face, then slam his head into the wall near a urinal. When he managed to free himself, he called 911 and summoned cops, who arrested Miller on charges of assault and possession of pills without a prescription.
There’s been a lot of chatter about the “dadbod” over the past few weeks – you know, guys with a little extra fat and padding, along with a muffin top?
Well, according to a new study, a little extra fat might actually do the brain some good.
Researchers found that a little extra fat helps to slow the aging process and keeps the brain functioning at a high level.
To be clear here, it’s not a license to pig out and gain 40 pounds.
Instead, the most benefits can be found if you’re at the low end of “overweight” on the body mass index scale. (Daily Mail)
She’s only 25, so maybe that has something to do with it, but Kristen Stewart said in an interview with Harper’s Bazaar that she would never have plastic surgery. “No, never. Never,” she said when the magazine asked her about it. “I am so freaked out by the idea of doing anything [plastic surgery-related]. And maybe that’s completely arrogant but I don't want to change anything about myself. I think the women who do are losing their minds. It’s vandalism.”
Maybe it’s not just youth, but generally being low key and low maintenance. She said in the same interview that she is not into makeup and prefers her hair messy. (Vanity Fair)
So what did you have for breakfast this morning? We doubt it’s anything like the breakfast Marilyn Monroe used to have …
In a 1952 interview, Marilyn revealed: “Breakfast. I’ve been told that my eating habits are absolutely bizarre, but I don’t think so. Before I take my morning shower, I start warming a cup of milk on the hot plate I keep in my hotel room. When it’s hot, I break two raw eggs into the milk, whip them up with a fork, and drink them while I’m dressing. I supplement this with a multi-vitamin pill, and I doubt if any doctor could recommend a more nourishing breakfast for a working girl in a hurry.” (Babble)
What are you going to accomplish this week? Lt. Col. Christine Mau of the U.S. Air Force just became the first woman to pilot a F-35 Lightning II fighter jet.
Women have flown in combat since the '90s, but the Air Force said Lt. Col. Mau is the "first woman in the Air Force's premier fighter."
This isn't the first time Lt. Col. Mau has made history. In 2011, she was part of the first all-female combat mission while deployed in Afghanistan.
"Flying is a great equalizer," Mau said in a press release. "The plane doesn't know or care about your gender as a pilot, nor do the ground troops who need your support. You just have to perform. That's all anyone cares about when you're up there – that you can do your job, and that you do it exceptionally well." (Huffington Post)
1. Avengers: Age of Ultron - $77.2 million 2. Hot Pursuit - $13.3 million 3. The Age of Adaline - $5.6 million 4. Furious 7 - $5.3 million 5. Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 - $5.2 million
Avengers: Age of Ultron again came up short of breaking box-office records. The Marvel flick earned the second biggest debut of all time with $191 million last weekend, behind 2012’s The Avengers. This weekend, Ultron made $77.2 million, putting it behind its predecessor for the second-best second weekend of all time. (Avengers took in $103.1 million.) Ultron also tied with The Dark Knight as the second fastest film to reach $300 million. (The Avengers did it in nine, while it took Ultron one more day.)
Blog Friday 5/1
A Canadian couple rented out their apartment for one weekend and returned to find their home destroyed.
Mark and Star King believed they were renting their place to four adults in town for a wedding.
Instead, more than 100 people showed up for what cops described as a "drug-induced orgy."
When the Kings returned, there were 15 to 20 people still in their home, sleeping it off.
And worse, the place was a disaster. Damages were estimated at around $62,000.
Airbnb is reportedly working to reimburse the couple, but even if they cut a check, it’s going to take a lot of time to make things right. (Daily Mail)
A dog in New York is earning his owners $15,000 per month by modeling men’s clothes.
Shiba Inu Bodhi, known to his hundreds of thousands of followers as Menswear Dog, dresses up in fashionable men’s clothes, gets his picture taken and – along the way – earns his owners $15,000 per month.
He has actually modeled for labels like Coach, American Apparel, Brooks Brothers, and Salvatore Ferragamo.
And now, he has a new book out, called Menswear Dog Presents the New Classics: Fresh Looks for the Modern Man.
Keep in mind here, this is a DOG earning tens of thousands of dollars and getting books published. (FastCoDesign)
This story might cause you to lose your lunch. It's been revealed that students at schools in Tennessee were served meat that's been in the freezer since 2009, making the pork as old as some of the students who were served it for lunch.
The revelation came after a lunchroom employee at an elementary school leaked photos of the aged meat.
Michael Herrell, a parent and Hawkins County commissioner said, "These high-schoolers — they understand if they see something they are not going to like they don't eat it. But when you get to these kindergartners, first- and second-graders, do they really know if the meat is bad or not?"
According to USDA guidelines, meat can be stored from four-to-12 months and without losing its taste and quality, but the agency says frozen meats are safe indefinitely -- they just might not taste too good.
In fact, Herrell said one school cook "making a stink about it said it smelled so bad, they made gravy to put over the meat to give it a smell and give it better taste." (The Daily Beast)
It was a 10-minute phone call for Taylor Swift, but the quick conversation meant the world to 12-year-old cancer patient Emily Beazley. People magazine reports Emily has been battling stage three T-cell lymphoblastic non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma since 2011. And despite years of chemo, doctors told Emily’s family last week her case remained so aggressive, there was nothing more they could do.
Friends and family tagged Taylor on social media to get her attention and fulfill Emily’s wish of chatting with her idol. The move worked and now Emily is rocking a smile from ear-to-ear. Her mother Nadia says, “The smile on my daughter [is one] I have not seen in a very, very long time. I could cry.”
Get ready for a bunch of 21 Jump Street movies.
Not only is Sony Pictures working on a female-driven spin-off -- they've green-lit a Men in Black - 21 Jump Street crossover. The strange mashup was first revealed in leaked emails from that Sony hacking, but it's finally been confirmed.
The Wrap says the movie will "send-up the current trend of shared movie universes by having Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum enter the Men in Black universe and investigate aliens."
No word if Will Smith, Tommy Lee Jones or Josh Brolin will reprise their MiB roles.
Don’t have time to exercise because you have to do laundry? Well, now you can do both.
The Bike Washing Machine is a stationary bike that also doubles as a washing machine. Your pedaling provides the energy necessary to run the machine – which is where the front “wheel” would be.
The invention is still in the concept stage. (Techly.com)
Jameis Winston won't have to go too far as his football career moves from college to the NFL. The Florida State quarterback was chosen first in the NFL draft on Thursday by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Winston, who guided the Seminoles to a 2013 national championship, beat out Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota as the number-one pick.
Whether or not you're planning on watching, one thing's for sure -- everyone's gonna be talking about the big Mayweather-Pacquiao fight this weekend. With that in mind, here's our tale of the tape -- on steroids: a rundown of some of the facts, figures and pricetags that make the super-fight so unique.
47 wins/0 losses: That's the undefeated record Floyd Mayweather goes into the fight with. 57 wins/5 losses/2 draws: Manny Pacquiao's record going into the fight. (Less Than) 60 Seconds: The amount of time it took for tickets at the MGM Grand Las Vegas to sell out. $90: The cost of watching the super-fight at home on Pay-Per-View. 165 Countries: Have their flags hand-painted on the brand new WBC title belt. 500: Total number of tickets sold to the public. $525: Average price of a Vegas hotel room for fight weekend (normally $85). 900: The number of guests Pacquiao has invited to watch the fight. $2,000-$8,000: How much tickets went for before selling out. 16,800: Number of seats in MGM Grand Arena. $20,000: How much each of the judges will make to officiate. $25,000: How much the referee will make. 3,017 Emeralds: Featured in the newly-commissioned WBC championship belt the two fighters will be competing for. $80,000-$142,000: Amount tickets are priced at from scalpers. $250,000: The amount of money Diddy and Mark Wahlberg have bet on the fight. $500,000: The payday 50 Cent will take in to play a pre-fight concert at Drai's Beach Club the night before the fight. $1.6 million: The size of the bet placed by 50 Cent on Floyd Mayweather. $3 million: Amount of money spent by Manny Pacquaio to ensure 900 of his closest friends and family would get seats. $5 million a minute: What Floyd Mayweather stands to make if the fight goes past 12 rounds. $80 million: The amount of money expected to be placed on the fight in legal bets. $100 million: The size of the purse the two fighters will split, with Floyd estimated to take in closer to $150 million.
The day boxing fans have been waiting for is almost here: in less than 48 hours, the world will finally get to witness the highly anticipated fight between Floyd "Money" Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao. As the prizefighters make last minute preparations and get ready to weigh in, celebrities are weighing in by talking trash, placing bets and getting as close as they can to the action.
Besides the high-stakes wager between Diddy and Mark Wahlberg, who each put $250,000 on the line for their favorite fighter, there's also 50 Cent, who has bet a reported $1.6 million on the Money Team. While not everyone has put their money where their mouth is, other stars like Tim Tebow, Sylvestor Stallone and Steph Curry have shown support by visiting the fighter's training camps.
And then there's celebs like Justin Bieber, Jamie Foxx and Nicki Minaj, who just had to be a part of the action. Jamie Foxx will sing the national anthem, while Bieber will walk Floyd to the ring. Nicki will provide the entertainment at the post-fight concert.
Below is a roundup of some other celebs weighing in on their picks for the Saturday night showdown.
The Money Team Here are the celebs rooting for Floyd Mayweather:
50 Cent: Fif has $1.6 million on Floyd, so it's safe to say we know who he's going with.
Mariah Carey: The diva posted a pic and hashtag to her Instagram, showing she's #TeamFloyd.
Nicki Minaj: Floyd paid her $50,000 to perform at is daughter's 14th birthday party and recently posted on IG how he had her back.
Chris Rock: "I'm gonna pick Floyd, he's never been out of shape. He's lost a round at most. But there's a reason he's avoiding this fight."
Justin Bieber: Biebs will escort the Money Team to the ring, just like his last fight.
Jamie Foxx: “This has been a long time coming… It’s ‘Money’ (Mayweather) man.”
Michael Strahan: “Mayweather — he’s an artist.”
Diddy: “This fight is gonna come down to heart… Mayweather’s the champion.”
Tom Brady: “It’s always about the ‘Money’ (Mayweather)!”
Liev Schreiber: “Never discount Manny’s ability.”
Bill Maher: “Mayweather’s gonna win!”
Team Pacquaio Here are the stars in Pac-man's corner:
Mark Wahlberg: He's so confident in a win by Manny that he's bet Diddy $250,000.
Adriana Lima: “The fight of the century… Pacquiao!”
Paris Hilton: She's been friends with Pac-man and his wife since 2009.
Sylvester Stallone: Rocky attended Pacquiao's fight against Chris Algieri in Macau and recently paid a visit to Top Rank's training camp.
Tim Tebow: The two are said to have bonded over their shared Christian faith when Tebow attended a training camp.
Ronda Rousey: The UFC fighter recently visited Pac-man's training facility.
Adriana Lima: The supermodel says it's her dream to go three rounds with the Pac-man.
Steph Curry: The Golden State Warrior autographed a jersey for the boxer and played ball at his training camp.
Jimmy Kimmel: When Pacquaio appeared on Kimmel's show, he said the comic could sing his entrance music on the way to the ring.
Charles Barkley: “Manny is an aggressive person. He got punches coming from every angle.”
Undecided These stars are still on the fence
Khloe Kardashian: “Anything can happen.”
Mike Tyson: "It'll be a good fight regardless who wins. I think it'll be a knockout -- it won't go the distance. But Mayweather? He's a little scared man. He's a very small, scared man."
Blog Thursday 4/30
Online video service Hulu has announced that it has acquired reruns of Seinfeld.
Hulu was reportedly in a fierce bidding war with Amazon and Yahoo and, yada-yada-yada, they're paying approximately $700,000 per episode. More details of the deal are expected to be revealed tomorrow at a meeting with advertisers. (Hollywood Reporter)
Talks between NBC and suspended Nightly News anchor Brian Williams have reportedly gotten tense as the two sides work to come to an agreement about his future.
Williams' suspension will come to an end in August and sources say he will not give up his job without a fight. Those close to the negotiations between the network and Williams' reps say NBC is trying to get Williams to resign and are forcing his hand by finding other instances in which he embellished news reports. But people close to him say he won't go away quietly without a hefty payout. (Page Six)
Police in Tampa, Florida are trying to track down a woman who they suspect stole $1500 worth of merchandise from a beauty supply store, but catching her isn't going to be easy.
The suspect is seen on surveillance footage wearing a T-shirt that reads, "Won't Be Caught." Police shared a photo of the confident crook and her accomplice, and are asking for the public's help in catching them.
The two are accused of stealing bottles of perfume and cologne from the store about a month ago. (The Smoking Gun)
Attention new grads and anyone else looking for work: The font on your resume matters. And, apparently, the font employers like least is Times New Roman. Seems it’s boring, unimaginative and makes you look like you didn’t put any effort into it.
One employer even said that using Times New Roman on your resume was like showing up to an interview in sweats. Poor, Times New Roman … (Elite Daily)
Houston Texans star defensive lineman J.J. Watt is hosting a charity softball game this Friday – and one of his Twitter followers needed help to get out of work to attend the event.
J.J. stepped up to the plate and sent her a handwritten note to show her boss to let her off the hook and attend the game.
Considering she’s willing to drive five hours to get to the event, it’s cool that J.J. went out of his way to make it as easy as possible for this fan to be there. (Washington Post)
Does your job lead you to drink? Apparently some jobs more than others cause workers to want to hit the bottle. According to recent government data, these are the industries where employees drink the most:
The biggest fight in a very long time is coming up this Saturday night when Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao square off.
Tickets for the event in Las Vegas have been hard to come by and are very expensive.
Well, earlier this week somebody on StubHub paid $40,955 for a ticket to the fight.
And, as of yesterday morning, there were some tickets priced over $300,000.
That’s a lot of money down the drain – especially if the fight only lasts a round or less. (Coed)
Grammarly, an automated proofreading company, used algorithms to check writing for more than 400 types of spelling, grammar and punctuation errors.
They took their number crunching software to the comments sections of each NFL team website and found that the Detroit Lions have the smartest fans in the NFL, writing comments with the fewest mistakes.
As for the worst fans, well, followers of the Washington Redskins finished dead last. Lots of typos in there.
If CBS execs asked him, David Letterman would have chosen Jon Stewart overStephen Colbert as his successor.
In an interview with The New York Times, the late-night host says the network didn't consult him about his possible replacements, which didn't sit well with the funnyman. "Just as a courtesy, maybe somebody would say: 'You know, we're kicking around some names. Do you have any thoughts here?'"
Dave added, "I always thought Jon Stewart would have been a good choice. And then Stephen." But he also thought it would have been a good opportunity to give the job to an African-American or a women. He said, "Because there are certainly a lot of very funny women that have television shows everywhere. So that would have made sense to me as well."
Dave's last Late Show airs May 20th. Stephen’s first comes on September 8th.
Bruce Jenner's older four children are "concerned" that Kris Jenner will have "too much influence" on his upcoming reality series, according to the New York Daily News.
An insider says, "They’re worried it will become a Kardashian show."
The source says Burt, Casey, Brandon and BrodyJenner are "suspicious" because the show will be produced by Kris's pal, Farnaz Farjam-Chazan, who produced the Keeping Up With the Kardashians spinoffs Khloe & Lamar and Kourtney & Kim Take Miami.
Another source says that because of their long professional and personal relationship, “Kris will be getting constant feedback and she would also, without any credit (as a producer), be able to affect the story lines.”
Meanwhile, E! plans to air a Kardashian family special on Bruce's transition next month.
His eight-part docuseries premieres July 27th on E!.
Blog Wednesday 4/29
This is likely a Major League Baseball first -- the Baltimore Orioles and Chicago White Sox will play tomorrow afternoon in an empty stadium.
The Orioles have already postponed two games because of the outbreak of violence in the city. Major League Baseball's schedule makes a third straight postponement a logistical nightmare, but city and team officials are concerned for the public's safety. So the two teams will take the field at Oriole Park at Camden Yards with nobody in the stands.
The Orioles have also moved their weekend series against the Tampa Bay Rays to Florida. (Sports Illustrated)
We knew Avengers: Age of Ultron was going to be big at the box office, but not this big.
The Marvel flick has already earned more than $200 million overseas, and according to pre-sale ticket data released by MovieTickets.com the sequel is on pace to break all kinds of records in the States.
Here are some numbers... Advance ticket sales are almost four times greater than that sold for the first Avengers -- which earned $623 million in 2012 -- and almost five times greater than Iron Man 3 ($409 million in 2013). In the last day, advance tickets forUltron accounted for 84 percent of all tickets sold at MovieTickets.com.
Disney is projecting it to make $215 million or more in its opening weekend. The first flick holds the opening weekend record with $207.4 million.
Hawaii is close to becoming the first state to pass a law banning the sale, use and possession of cigarettes – and e-cigarettes – to people under the age of 21.
If the bill is signed into law by the governor, 18-, 19- and 20-year-olds will be prohibited from smoking, buying and possessing both conventional cigarettes and e-cigarettes.
While some local governments in America have raised the smoking age to 21, if this bill becomes law, it would make Hawaii the first STATE to do so. (ABC News)
A British man went through the trouble of planning his own wake, inviting over 100 people – and then turned the event into a huge party to celebrate his life.
Except, he wasn’t dead.
79-year-old Thomas Kershaw actually threw the party, let people show up to drink and dance, all while he looked on, dressed up in a costume.
Diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease, Kershaw has been in the "end-of-life" stage for the last three-and-a-half years of his life. Doctors gave him six months to live – over three years ago.
But since he survived all the warnings, he decided to keep on giving – by throwing a huge costume party in his own honor. (Mirror)
So if a beautiful woman went up to a stranger and asked him if he wanted to sleep with her, what do you think the answer would be? In an interesting social experiment called "Asking 100 Guys for Sex," a very attractive woman named Andrea approached 100 random men and propositioned them. 70 said no! 30 guys said yes, but admit it, you thought the number would be higher.
The undercover video was posted to YouTube and has since gone viral. Most of the men were shocked and some even appalled by her proposition. Turns out not every guy thinks it's a dream come true to have a woman proposition them, no strings attached.
Not surprisingly, when the same production team did the reverse experiment – had an attractive man approach 100 women and proposition them – not one said yes. (DailyMail)
Here’s a lesson about thinking before you post something to social media. A 27-year-old single mom from Dallas got fired from her job at a daycare center, before she even started working there … because of a Facebook post.
But this takes the cake. Kaitlyn Walls posted: “I start my new job today, but I absolutely hate working at daycares.” Remember, her new job was at a DAYCARE. But she didn’t stop there. Nope, she sealed her fate with: “LOL, it’s all good, I just really hate being around a lot of kids.”
Someone shared the post with her new boss, who called Kaitlyn and told her not to bother coming in.
“It really was a big mistake,” she told CBS News. “I don’t hate children. I have my own … I love her.” (Refinery 29)
Blog Tuesday 4/28
A Louisiana man is behind bars after he got drunk, stole an excavator and went on a wild rampage.
23-year-old William Strength was extremely intoxicated when he stole the powerful machine and started crashing it into trees and utility poles. When cops tried to stop him, he rammed into their cars and eventually drove the excavator into a canal. As the machine sunk below the water, Strength floated to the surface and tried to swim away from police. But cops got on a flat boat and were able to apprehend him. He's charged with auto theft, driving while intoxicated and aggravated criminal damage. (New Orleans Advocate)
A man who was left to die in a dumpster after he was born 25 years ago had a couple of amazing reunions last week.
Robin Barton was born in Santa Ana, California, in 1989 and immediately abandoned in a trash bin. A police officer named Michael Buelna happened to walk by the dumpster and heard a faint sound coming from inside. So he sifted through the trash and eventually found the baby with his umbilical cord still attached. He weighed just over four pounds and was believed to be just a few hours old. The baby was rushed to to the hospital and nursed to health. His biological mother was eventually found and sentenced to prison for three years for child endangerment and attempted murder.
Officer Buelna wanted to adopt the baby boy, but another family had already stepped in to give him a home and a warm family. They named him Robin Barton, and last week, he finally got to meet and thank Buelna for saving his life. Buelna said, "I hoped that someday I would see him again."
But that was just the first emotional reunion Barton had last week. After hearing about the first reunion, Barton's biological father came forward and the two met on Sunday. Marcos Meza informed Barton that his mother, who was 19 at the time of his birth, moved to Mexico after serving her three-year prison sentence and has been searching for him for years. Barton says, "I'm not angry or upset with her, and I forgive her because she was a young woman in a very compromising position." He says he hopes to meet her in the near future. (KABC-TV)
After 27 years of dating, George Kirby and Doreen Luckie are finally getting married.
But George won’t be carrying his new bride over the threshold after the ceremony because, at 102 years old, the former boxer has enough trouble just walking over it.
The couple, who live in England, met back in 1988 through a social group designed to help older people find and make friends.
After nearly three decades of dating – and some pressure from their seven combined children – Kirby finally popped the question on Valentine’s Day to Doreen, who is 11 years younger than he is.
They plan to exchange vows on June 13th, just after George’s 103rd birthday. (Telegraph)
An 86-year-old super-fan of the Kansas City Chiefs got her dying wish – to see her beloved team one more time.
Betty Johnson was recently visited by former team kicker Nick Lowery, who gave her a kiss on the cheek.
Everybody there sang a prayer and – before Lowery was about to leave – someone pointed out that Betty was no longer breathing.
Betty’s granddaughter Autumn Barricks says, “We believe that she was just waiting to say goodbye to her Chiefs."
It was a fitting send-off because Betty used to get a kiss from former Chiefs wide receiverDwayne Bowe before each game. (Huffington Post)
Raven-Symone could be replacing Rosie O'Donnell on The View.
The New York Post says ABC execs are "desperately" trying to sign the former child star as a co-host before their upfront presentation on May 12th in New York.
Raven, who stars on Empire, was supposedly a "hit" when she guest-hosted the daytime show in March, alongside Whoopi Goldberg and Rosie Perez. An ABC source tells thePost, “She was interesting and provocative. Raven would be great as a regular host.”
Rosie O'Donnell's second stint on the show ended in February, after only five months.
Professor Irwin Horowitz at Texas A&M at Galveston doesn’t seem to be grading on a curve this semester.
Instead, he just went ahead and failed his entire Strategic Management Class.
He wrote a long email and sent it to the entire class, claiming that “until now, I have never in my capacity as an academic ever encountered a class as completely disgraceful and disrespectful as this. Not even close.”
Luckily for students, the school administrators are not backing up Professor Horowitz. So, despite being disrespectful tools – allegedly – they might escape his class with a passing grade after all. (Gawker)
That Osbournes revival isn't happening.
VH1 had planned to bring back the MTV reality series, but an exec for the channel says, "We are no longer talking to the Osbournes about a series; that's not going to happen."
VP Susan Levison tells The Hollywood Reporter, "We wish we could have worked it out, but it just didn't come together for us. The family has been absolutely lovely and we wish them the best. We'd love to figure out a way to work with them at some point in the future."
The Osbournes ran on MTV from 2002 to 2005. In 2009, the heavy metal family returned to TV for a variety show called The Osbournes Reloaded, but FOX cancelled it after one episode.
According to an AskMen.com survey, these are the Top 5 Dating Turnoffs for Men:
5. Playing dumb
4. Playing hard to get
2. Wearing a lot of perfume
1. Fake tanning
Yes, you can now smell like a deceased loved one. A woman in France has started a business that will, indeed, bottle up the scent of someone who is no longer with us. It’s actually not as gross as it sounds.
What they do is take an article of the person’s clothes, for example, extract the odor, and make a perfume. The whole process takes around four days and costs about $600.
Katia Apalategui said she got the idea after seeing her mother hold onto her late husband's pillowcase so she could still smell him.
Tim McGraw agrees with People magazine, which recently named Sandra Bullock the "world's most beautiful woman." He tells the magazine, "I think she’s a fantastic lady. She’s really down to earth. I think that she’s a really solid person. That’s the nicest compliment I can give anybody in this business. She’s really somebody that’s just genuine."
Carrie Underwood, Miranda Lambert, Sheryl Crow and Meghan Trainor are also featured in the issue, which is available now.
Plenty of professional baseball players still dip or chew tobacco in the dugout and on the field.
And, city officials in San Francisco don’t like this – and are hoping to pass a law that would ban smokeless tobacco use at AT&T Park, home of the Giants.
“San Francisco will send a simple and strong message,” said Supervisor Mark Farrell, who introduced the bill. “Tobacco use in sports will no longer harm our youth, our health.” (Los Angeles Times)
Elaborate prom-posals are all the fad this time of year, as high school kids come up with clever, creative and crazy ways to invite a date. But one Washington senior really bombed his prom-posal and will have to spend prom night at home.
Ibrahim Ahmad thought it would be funny to wear a vest filled with fake explosives and then stand on a table in the cafeteria during lunchtime to ask a classmate to the prom. He held up a sign that said he was "the bomb." Well, the school faculty didn't see the humor in the stunt and suspended him for five days, which will include the prom.
The girl he asked was apparently flattered by the bomb-posal and accepted his invite, even though he's not allowed to go. Instead, the couple will have a dinner date on prom night. (The Columbian)
1. Furious 7 - $18.3 million 2. Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 - $15.5 million 3. The Age of Adaline - $13.4 million 4. Home - $8.3 million 5. Unfriended - $6.2 million
Pepsi is taking the artificial sweetener aspartame out of its diet sodas.
Beginning in August, Diet Pepsi, Caffeine-Free Diet Pepsi and Wild Cherry Diet Pepsi will now be sweetened with a blend of sucralose and acesulfame potassium. Whatever those are. (Reuters)
It's Monday ... how are you feeling about your workplace? Well, this story might make you feel even worse. Adobe, the computer software company behind programs like Photoshop, just dished out thousands of red boxes to its employees. Inside were a candy bar, a Starbucks gift card – and a debit MasterCard with $1,000 on it.
The company is encouraging its employees to work on new, innovative ideas ... and they figured the $1,000 might help.
But, that gift card came with no strings attached. They can spend the cash on whatever they want. Clothes, booze, concert tickets ... whatever. Adobe won't check up on them.
Not a bad gig. Now back to your regularly scheduled work day ... (Business Insider)
Bruce Jenner's historic two-hour interview had people talking on Friday. Though none of the Kardashians or his youngest daughters appeared on the special, they did show their support on Twitter.
Kylie tweeted, "Understandingly, this has been very hard for me. You will hear what I have to say when I’m ready to but this isn’t about me... I’m so proud of you, Dad. You are so brave. My beautiful hero."
Kendall wrote, "So very proud of you, my hero."
Khloe Kardashian tweeted, “Just finished watching #BruceJennerInterview with the family. Bruzer, I’m sooo proud of you! Dads really are heroes.”
Kourtney Kardashian wrote, “Couldn’t be a more proud daughter. With courage and bravery, let’s change the world. I am honored to stand by Bruce’s side and support him.”
Kim Kardashian wrote, “Love is the courage to live the truest, best version of yourself. Bruce is love. I love you Bruce. #ProudDaughter.”
Rob Kardashian wrote, “You have always been a role model to me and now more than ever, I look up to you. LOVE YOU.”
Kris Jenner, who divorced Bruce last year, wrote, "Not only was I able to call him my husband for 25 years and father of my children, I am now able to call him my hero."
Not everyone was supportive. Kim Kardashian's 72-day husband Kris Humphries got into hot water after he tweeted, "Man, I’m glad I got out when I did #Gottadoyou" He later clarified his remarks, writing, “I have and always will support Bruce hence #Gottadoyou. Now recognize I was too vague and sincerely apologize for the way this came across.” He added in another tweet: "#FullySupportBruce."
Lady Gaga wrote, “#BruceJennerABC Now that is bravery.”
Rob Lowe wrote, “I was proud of Bruce Jenner in Montreal and I’m proud of him tonight. Some have to fight more than the rest of us for their happiness.”
Jimmy Fallon wrote, "One small step for man, one giant leap for mankind. #BruceJenner #Brave"
Miley Cyrus wrote, “I LOOOOVE LOOOVE LOOOVE Bruce Jenner!!!!!!!”
Debra Messing tweeted, "Bruce Jenner -- An American Hero yet again. You changed EVERYTHING tonight. Thank you. #brave #authentic #beautiful"
Ariana Grande wrote, “Bruce Jenner is beautiful. We all need to commit to making this world a more loving, supportive, SAFE /non judgmental place to be ourselves.”
David Spade wrote, “So far I like Bruce Jenner more than all of the Kardashians combined.”
Blog Friday 4/24
In Asheville, North Carolina, a boutique hotel has partnered with a local animal shelter to showcase one dog at a time – with the hope that each dog will win the heart of a hotel guest and find a permanent home.
When you enter the lobby of the Aloft Asheville Downtown you will see a dog wearing a yellow vest with the words “adopt me,” printed on it.
Guests were recently greeted by a Chihuahua named Taco. But, luckily for Taco, a guest took him home, making room for another dog to be brought into the mix.
Already pet-friendly, the hotel has taken their love of animals to new levels – and their program is enjoying a 100-percent adoption rate, as well as earning rave reviews from guests. (Fox News)
Aaron Schlechter loves dogs. More accurately, he loves naming them.
So, he established a business that takes advantage of this unique skill set that he has been honing since he was a little kid.
He set up a Kickstarter campaign with a goal of raising $3,700 to fund his dog naming business – and the honchos at Kickstarter shut him down.
The first rule on Kickstarter's guidelines page is, "Projects must create something to share with others ... at some point, the creator should be able to say: ‘It’s finished.’”
Unfortunately, wandering the earth, naming dogs doesn’t really fit the criteria.
So, Aaron is taking his talents elsewhere, possibly to a GoFundMe page where he’s hoping to raise $1.2 billion in order to buy the entire Kickstarter site so he can change the rules. (Mashable)
With medical marijuana now legal in 23 states, the growing marijuana industry is only going to get bigger. Case in point: Pot is now being sold to help sick pets.
Biscuits, snacks and capsules containing cannabis compounds are being marketed to owners of sick and/or elderly animals as natural pain relievers and anti-inflammatory supplements.
According to experts, these products aren't getting the pets stoned. Instead, it’s all about treating things like epilepsy and inflammation, along with relieving pain. (ABC News)
So this is a thing … Girls are painting the undersides of their nails red – to look like Louboutins. [You know … those expensive Christian Louboutin shoes that have the signature red bottoms.]
Facebook now has 1.44 billion users. That’s more people than the entire population of China.
And here’s how obsessed with social media we are … Americans spend one out of every five minutes on either Facebook or Instagram. (Daily Dot)
Everybody Loves Raymond child star Sawyer Sweeten has died of an apparent suicide. Sawyer, who played Ray Romano's son Geoffrey, was reportedly visiting his family in Texas on Thursday when he shot himself in the head on their front porch. He was 19.
Sawyer's twin brother Sullivan and sister Madylin played his siblings on the series, which went off the air in 2005. (Us Magazine)
Blog Thursday 4/23
A Japanese woman who claims she caught her boyfriend cheating threw all his Apple products into a bathtub.
At the end of the day, the carnage was unthinkable.
He lost three Macbook Pros, an iMac, two iPads, an iPad Mini, three iPhones, and some accessories.
According to the scoreboard, that’s over $8,000 in electronics.
But really, what most guys want to see is a picture of the woman this poor guy was cheating with. We’re all asking … Was she hot enough for all this trouble? (Value Walk)
While Tim Tebow might be the most famous back-up and out-of-work quarterback in the history of the NFL, it doesn’t mean he’s had smooth sailing throughout his career.
Things have been looking up for him, though, as he signed a contract with the Philadelphia Eagles. He found a team! That’s great!
But … according to the wise guys in Las Vegas, he’s a very serious underdog to actually be on the roster when the Eagles kick off their season in September.
The oddsmakers have Tebow as a 5-to-2 underdog.
If you’re a believer and you think he’s going to make the team, for every $1 you risk, you’ll take home $2.50.
So … All you Tebow fans … Are you willing to put your money where your mouth is? The sports books in Vegas certainly hope so. (Pro Football Talk)
Derek Hough's season with Dancing With the Stars is in doubt.
The five-time champ suffered major injuries while rehearsing for the 10th anniversary special. His rep says Derek broke a toe on his right foot and suffered sprains to his left ankle.
That forced him out of the New York Spring Spectacular at Radio City this week and mostly likely puts the kibosh on his performance on next Monday's Dancing With the Stars.
Derek, who was spotted walking with crutches Wednesday morning, wrote on Instagram, "This is new territory for me. I'm usually able to work through injury, but this one has literally floored me. But like I said before I'm determined to come back all guns blazing." (Us Magazine)
Southern California's Venice Beach wants to get back to its European roots and will ask the Los Angeles City Council to allow women to go topless at the beach.
By a vote of 12-2 Tuesday, the Venice Neighborhood Council said it "supports women being afforded the same rights as men to sunbathe topless. Now the L.A. City Council will take up the group's recommendation.
In making the recommendation, the Neighborhood Council said, "Venice Beach was founded and designed around the European culture of Venice, Italy, and ... topless [sun]bathing is commonplace throughout Europe, much of the rest of the world and many places within the U.S.”
Topless sunbathing is currently prohibited by the Los Angeles Municipal Code, so the Venice Neighborhood Council will send letters to City Councilman Mike Bonin, L.A. MayorEric Garcetti and the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, hoping to change that rule. (Los Angeles Times)
Blog Wednesday 4/22
This is awesome … A woman has worn the same thing to work every day for the last three years. Matilda Kahl, who works as an art director for a NY ad agency, says she was sick and tired of spending so much time every morning thinking about what she was going to wear. And after it dawned on her during a meeting that the men in her office never had to deal with those decisions, she decided to eliminate the stress and wear the same thing – black pants and a while silk shirt – every day.
And if you are wondering whether she gets bored with it, the answer is no. “During the weekdays, I have so many creative challenges at work to keep my mind stimulated that I don’t feel an urge to express myself creatively through what I wear,” she said. Besides, she wears her other clothes at night and on the weekends.
Matilda has 15 versions of the white silk top and six pairs of black pants, so she doesn’t have to do laundry every day. (Business Insider)
Mindy McCready the Musical, a theatrical piece that follows the life of Mindy McCready, will debut in Los Angeles on May 8th.
Co-written star Jennifer Blake, the musical follows her life from the early '90s when she was a karaoke singer in Florida to her tragic death by her own hand.
The show will run for six weeks at the Spirit Studio in Silverlake, California. (Rolling Stone)
This is for all the college students about to face finals … pulling an all-nighter won’t work. College students are notorious for staying up all night in an attempt to remember everything they need for an exam, but the exact opposite it true: If you want to remember, you need to sleep.
Researchers at Brandeis University in Massachusetts found that sleep is essential for memory; in fact, the memory neurons that convert short-term memories into long-term memories are most effective during sleep.
So put down the coffee and energy drinks and get some rest. (Daily Mail)
The Miami Dolphins wanted to bring the magic of your living room to the stadium – and it seems the effort is paying off.
Some lucky fans can now watch the game in front of them live on the field, as well as on full-size TVs in one of the 32 "living rooms" at the renovated Sun Life Stadium.
Each “living room” has four seats with 30-inch recliners and the option of added TVs – all near the 30-yard line.
But to sit there, you’re going to need to open your wallet. The four seats cost $75,000 per season, but they do include food, drinks, and access to a lounge area.
Believe it or not, all 32 living rooms have sold out, and demand has been so high – even at that price – that the team has started a waiting list. (ESPN)
When former Jeb Bush staffer Ethan Czahor lost out on a dream opportunity to work with a presidential campaign because of a history of offensive tweets, he wanted to teach others the lesson he had learned the hard way.
Over the course of the next few months, Ethan created an app that would scan users’ social media history and alert them to potential problems, with the idea of being able to delete any problem posts before they could be seen by an employer.
The app is called Clear and it uses a word-search function to find potentially offensive posts – and then alerts the user so he or she can delete them.
Ethan hopes his app will serve as a reminder that what we put online stays there forever. (Business Insider)
To celebrate the Philadelphia Eagles signing Tim Tebow to a contract, the Philly Pretzel Factory has developed the Tebow pretzel.
It’s a food miracle, to be sure … a pretzel in the shape of Tim Tebow … Tebow-ing.
The search for the mythical creature known as the Loc Ness Monster has gone high-tech by using Google satellite maps and Street View cameras.
In the hunt for the creature, Google took its 360-degree Street View cameras under water to produce an explorable map of the 800-foot-deep lake in Scotland. Google also collaborated with Adrian Shine, the head of the Loch Ness and Morar Project, who says he's racked up more than 1,000 sightings of the creature. (Wired UK)
Bruce Jenner gave a photographer a sneak peek into his new look as woman yesterday.
The former Olympian-turned reality star stepped outside his Malibu home wearing a striped, floor-length dress and New York's Daily News has the exclusive photos. The snapshots come just days before his interview with ABC's Diane Sawyer where he is expected to talk about transitioning into a woman.
Meanwhile, Bruce's ex-wife Kris Jenner still insists she had no idea that Bruce wanted to become a woman and says he never talked about it during their 25-year marriage. According to TMZ, Kris says she knew only of Bruce's desire to dress like a woman and his sexual transition never even came up until after their divorce.
Mila Kunis has been hit with one of the most ridiculous lawsuits ever and it's all over a chicken.
Kristina Karo, a Ukrainian-born woman trying to launch a singing career in LA, says she was best friends with Kunis back in the old country and when they were in first grade, Kunis stole her pet chicken. She says Mila often came over to play with the chicken and then one day, she stole it. Karo, who released this video last year, says the clucking theft caused her a lifetime of emotional distress and it's gotten in the way of her pursuing her dream. Karo believes the stress is worth about $5,000. (TMZ)
Blog Tuesday 4/21
Florida cops had very little trouble cracking the case of a fellow officer who was busted buying rocks of cocaine -- then telling them it was for his wife!
Deputies on a surveillance patrol observed a nervous-looking Christopher Heredia approach a woman on a sidewalk, then follow her to a parking lot where he appeared to exchange cash for a suspicious looking baggie. They waited until he got back into his vehicle and pulled him over, discovering several vials of crack as well as drug paraphernalia in his car -- all of which he said was actually meant for his wife.
Officers on the scene advised him to pipe down, then booked him on charges of purchase of cocaine, possession of a controlled substance, and possession of drug paraphernalia. Somehow, we think that law enforcement career just went up in smoke. (CBS Miami)
Scientists from Penn State analyzed 100,000 galaxies – so, what did you do today? – and found that 50 of those galaxies are producing and using large amounts of energy.
You know that means?
All that energy being produced and used could be the result of advanced alien civilizations.
Aliens are guilty of global warming, too!
While the astronomers looking through the telescopes aren’t sure the energy isn’t the result of natural stuff going on, it certainly has their interest.
They’re going to expand their efforts to seek out even more kinds of energy and, hopefully, find more evidence of aliens out there. (Daily Mail)
Miley Cyrus and Patrick Schwarzenegger are putting their relationship on hold.
E! News says the two "haven't exactly broken up, but they're not really together, either."
The couple had been dating for five months, but things took a nose-dive when Patrick was photographed with a bikini-clad brunette in Cabo San Lucas last month. At the time he tweeted, "Omg. It's one of my best friend's girlfriend... Would NEVER do anything against my GF."
The actor, who famously played Captain Kirk on Star Trek, has a solution to solve California's drought crisis and it's not completely out of this world. William Shatnerwants to build a pipeline and import water to the Golden State from Seattle.
In an interview with told Yahoo's David Pogue, the actor said, "I want $30 billion … to build a pipeline like the Alaska pipeline. Say, from Seattle — a place where there’s a lot of water. There’s too much water. How bad would it be to get a large, four-foot pipeline, keep it above ground — because if it leaks, you’re irrigating!”
To fund the project, Shatner plans to start a Kickstarter drive to raise $30 million to build the pipeline to send water from soggy Seattle to arid California. (Los Angeles Times).
This week's top video picks include an action sequel and an indie fave.
Taken 3 brings back Liam Neeson as Bryan Mills, the ex-spook with a "particular set of skills." This time around, he's framed for the murder of his wife, played by Famke Janssen, and goes about exacting revenge, clearing his name and protecting his daughter, Maggie Grace.
Cake stars Jennifer Aniston as a woman suffering from chronic pain so bad it causes her to be bitter and angry at everyone. But the suicide of another member of her support group, Anna Kendrick, forces her to re-examine the way she lives her life. Britt Robertson and William H. Macy co-star.
New TV to video includes the first season of Naked and Afraid, the third season of Yukon Men and the second season of The Musketeers.