While Jimmy Fallon and Jimmy Kimmel duke it out in the latest late-night wars -- the talk-show hosts viewers like the most aren't even on network TV.
Comedy Central's Stephen Colbert is the most-liked late-night talk-show host, according to data that the Q Scores company provided to TheWrap. He's followed by former Daily Show correspondent John Oliver and Daily Show host Jon Stewart.
New Late Night host Seth Meyers was fourth with outgoing Tonight Show host Jay Leno in fifth.
Rounding out the Top 10 are Andy Cohen, Jimmy Fallon, David Letterman, Carson Daly and ArsenioHall.
Khloe Kardashian is moving into Justin Bieber’s house. No, they aren't shacking up. Khloe plunked down $7.2 million for J.B.'s Calabasas, California home, the same place police raided in January.
The next-door neighbors, whose home Justin allegedly egged, are "very happy" about the move. Suzie Schwartz tells the New York Daily News, "I’ll take a Kardashian over a Bieber any day of the week. I’m sure she’s harmless. And I hope it’s great for her. I’m sure it will be great for us.”
Khloe sold the place she shared with ex-husband Lamar Odom to newlyweds Kaley Cuoco and RyanSweeting.
A Ventura, California, man lost $500,000 at a Las Vegas casino just before Super Bowl weekend. Now, he's suing the casino saying it's their fault because they allowed him to gamble and kept serving him drinks when he was already intoxicated.
Mark A. Johnston, a 52-year-old former owner of a Los Angeles car dealership, says it's not his fault he lost big. He says, "Just picture a drunk walking the street and he's drunk, and someone goes up and just pickpockets and takes his wallet out of him. That's how I characterize it." Johnston added that he's not just a sore loser. "I am not a sore loser. I've lost half a million. I've lost 800,000. I've lost a lot of money. I've won a lot of money. This has nothing to do with that. Obviously I can afford what I lost. This is about you almost killing me."
The proud owner of a $250,000 Mercedes-Benz says he was served as many as 20 drinks over a 17-hour stretch while he was gambling on top of the 10 drinks he consumed before he entered the casino.
While the suit might sound ridiculous to some, the Nevada Gaming Control Board is taking it seriously and is reportedly now investigating the Downtown Grand, where the episode all went down.
(SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA) If you ever wonder whether you need another cup of coffee – or do you just want it? And if you drink it, how much longer will it keep you awake?
To answer these questions, wearable technology firm Jawbone has created an “UP Coffee” phone app that tracks the amount of caffeine in your body.
All you have to do is log in when you consume a cup of coffee, tea, or an energy drink and you’ll get a visual display of where you are on a “Wired” to “Sleep Ready” scale.
After three days, you can see how your caffeine consumption compares with other coffee drinkers. After seven days, you’ll get your “Caffeine Persona.” And after 10 days, it’ll tell you how much sleep you lose for every 100 milligrams of caffeine you drink.
(CALGARY, CANADA) Nothing tastes better than a beer after a workout—and nothing’s better for your post-workout body than an energy drink.
That’s why a Canadian company has created “Lean Machine,” a combination beer and sports drink that they’re calling a “recovery ale.” (It’s actually a light pilsner.)
“Lean Machine” is only 0.5 percent alcohol, but it’s packed with seven grams of protein, seven vitamins – and contains just 77 calories.
It also has a variety of nutrients, antioxidants, and electrolytes that speed muscle recovery and boost your immune system. “Lean Machine” is scheduled to hit stores in late summer.
Blog Thursday 3/6
(BRISTOL, ENGLAND) If you want to end a romantic relationship with someone, how do you deliver the message?
Discount coupon site Vouchercloud.net surveyed 2700 American men and women between the ages of 18 and 30 who’d been through a breakup within the last year and found that 56% of them ended the relationship by either sending a text, an email, or by using social media.
A quarter of all breakups came in the form of a text. More than half of the people who did this said it was because it was “less awkward.”
One in five breakups took place on social media, where most people either deleted or blocked their last partner’s phone number. Another one in 10 breakup messages were delivered by email, mostly because these people wanted to fully explain their reasons.
Although 73% of the people surveyed said they’d be annoyed if they found out they’d been dumped by a text or an email, because it was “too impersonal,” only 18% of the people surveyed said they’d ended their relationship with a face-to-face meeting.
An Oregon couple that was turned away from a pizza parlor for being too drunk to serve decided they'd deliver a hot treat of their own – by setting the place on fire using a bottle of homemade hooch.
Matthew Bossard and Leticia Kagele became argumentative inside Whirled Pizza, so clerks forced them outside and locked the door. That didn't deter the pair from their quest to get a pizza the action – they broke the glass in the joint's front door and doused the curtain with the moonshine they'd been downing all night.
They managed to start a small fire that was quickly extinguished, but their heartburn is just beginning – since both face a variety of felony charges from the incident. (KPTV)
(MENLO PARK, CALIFORNIA) Question: How do people waste the most time at work? Robert Half Management Resources surveyed 2100 executives and found that a third of them said employees spent too much time using the Internet for non-business related reasons like visiting social media sites.
Another 27% said employees wasted too much time chatting with co-workers, 20% said they spent too much time on personal phone calls or emails. But 11% of the execs said the biggest waste of time for employees was the hours they spent in meetings!
A 31-year-old man plans to unveil DNA evidence Thursday proving he's the son of Michael Jackson.
Brandon Howard says his mother, singer Miki Howard, met Michael in 1982 when she being represented by Joe Jackson. Brandon was born soon after.
Now Brandon, who is a singer himself and goes by B Howard, says he acquired DNA from an old orthodontic device worn by Michael and the test results show a match. Those results will be unveiled on FilmOn.com. And once that's done, he plans to go after the MJ Estate for money.
Estate lawyer Howard Weitzman tells TMZ, "We've never even heard from him. Any deadline for claiming to be Michael's child has long since passed."
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Things are coming full circle for Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher.
Mila, who played Ashton's love interest on that That ’70s Show, will play his romantic interest on an upcoming episode of Two and a Half Men. She's set to guest star as the free-spirited Vivian, who shows up to complicate Walden’s (Kutcher) love life just as he’s about to propose to someone else.
In real-life, Ashton recently proposed to Mila. Her episode does not yet have an air date.
John Travolta is ready to move on from his Oscar flub.
The actor created an Internet phenomenon when he butchered singer Idina Menzel name at Sunday's awards ceremony. In a statement, Travolta spoke out about his mistake, saying, "I've been beating myself up all day. Then I thought, what would Idina Menzel say? She'd say, let it go, let it go!"
He added, "Idina is incredibly talented and I am so happy Frozen took home two Oscars Sunday night!"
For her part, Idina wasn't bothered that Travolta thought her name was "Adele Dazeem." According to E!, the Frozen star gave Travolta a hug after her performance of "Let It Go." And a source tells People magazine that she thought it was "funny."
A Lincoln Park, New Jersey, cheerleader and honor student who is suing her parents for financial support and college tuition, lost the first round of her lawsuit on Tuesday. A judge ruled that she's not -- at least immediately -- entitled to $624-a-week in child support, nor will she have automatic access to her savings for college.
The case involves 18-year-old Rachel Canning and her parents, Sean and Elizabeth Canning. She maintains her parents kicked her out of their house, but her parents say she left on her own accord.
The lawsuit is something of a pickle for Morristown Superior Court Judge Peter Bogaard. He set an April 22nd hearing date at which time he'll hear from witnesses and decide whether or not the teen in entitled to financial support, including college tuition, from her estranged parents.
Yet Bogaard is also concerned that the case might set legal precedent in which children could sue their parents if the parents "insist on a rule that Junior doesn't like."
Bogaard asked, "What will the next step be? Are we going to open the gates to a 12-year-old suing for an Xbox?"
An asteroid 100 feet in diameter is expected to whiz by the Earth later today (Wednesday) at only 216-thousand miles away. That's a close call as far as astronomers are concerned although it poses no threat to Earth. To put its distance in perspective, the big rock will pass 20-thousand miles closer than the moon. It will be nearest to Earth at around 4:07 pm [ET] but it's not expected to be visible to the naked eye. Star-gazers can track it virtually though right here. (ABC News)
According to a new study, the brains of insomniacs may work differently than those who sleep regularly.
Researchers at Johns Hopkins University found that insomnia is not just a condition at night – instead, it's a 24-hour condition that affects people with more active brains.
So while having a more active brain is normally a good thing because it’s able to adapt to new memories and is generally better at learning, it also causes trouble because the brain doesn’t slow down enough to get into regular sleeping habits. (RTTNews)
Imagine a world where you never have to scroll back through whatever show you’re binge watching and figure out exactly where you fell asleep.
Well, a Netflix employee has hacked the electronic weight loss device Fitbit and programmed it to determine when you’ve fallen asleep. And then, this employee created a program which tells your Netflix account to pause.
When you wake up, the show is there for you – and you haven’t missed a minute. (Coed)
(BRISTOL, ENGLAND) Everyone knows technology is changing the world we live in. Discount coupon site Vouchercloud.net surveyed 2400 American men and women and found that 61% of them said, “It’s important to have a good knowledge of technology in this day and age.”
But the survey also found that 25% of Americans thought an MP3 was one of the robots in the Star Wars movies. (It’s an audio file.)
12% of them thought a Blu-Ray was an ocean animal. (It’s a disc format for high-definition video).
And 10% of them thought HTML was a Sexually Transmitted Disease. (It’s a computer programming language).
Blog Tuesday 3/4
On Friday night, the Buffalo Sabres gave a local man the surprise of a lifetime when they asked him to suit up. Shortly before the game, the Sabres pulled off a blockbuster trade with the St. Louis Blues involving several players, including their longtime goaltender Ryan Miller.
The trade left the Sabres with only backup goalie Jhonus Enroth ready for Friday night's game, and since the NHL requires a team to have two goalies dressed, Buffalo had to act fast. There wasn't enough time to call up a goalie from the minors, so they decided to find someone in town who could play goal. Their search led them to Ryan Vinz – a 28-year-old who works for a hockey technology company in Buffalo and hasn't played on any competitive level since high school.
Vinz was rushed to the arena, given a uniform and equipment, and got to sit on the bench for the entire game -- which the Sabres won. And for 60 minutes, Vinz was one injury away from playing in an NHL game. (Deadspin)
If you’ve been working at your company for years, trading your blood, sweat, and tears for your salary, you will probably be heartbroken to hear how much young punks working as interns – interns! – at tech companies are hauling in per month.
Let the conspiracy theories begin -- that alleged home movie of Marilyn Monroe having sex with John F. Kennedy and Robert F. Kennedy will not be going up on the auction block.
The auction, which was set for Tuesday, has been canceled because the owner of the 8-millimeter film, William Castleberry, settled his $200,000 debt.
Castleberrry, a memorabilia fanatic, owed the money for a previous court judgement against him -- and the Tulare County Sheriff in California had seized the film, along with several other items, to cover the debt.
Castleberry's attorneys tell TMZ they have no idea who made the payment -- but all of their client's possessions will be returned.
Blog Friday 2/28
A woman in Los Angeles has sued Sprint, alleging one of their employees looked through her trade-in phone and then posted pictures of her having sex to her Facebook account.
In the lawsuit filed Tuesday in L.A. Superior Court, the woman identified as J. Johnson, claims the Sprint employee used the Facebook app on her old phone and uploaded the explicit photos to her account, leaving them visible to her friends, family and co-workers.
The woman's attorney, S. Mohammad "Mike" Kazerouni, said, "It was very embarrassing, shocking, traumatizing. I think it's disgusting. I can't fathom why someone would want to put intimate pictures of someone they've never met on their Facebook page."
A spokesman for Sprint said they're investigating the allegations, adding that "protecting customer privacy is of the utmost importance."
(NEW YORK, NEW YORK) Question: Do you believe in superstitions? The Harris Poll gave 2200 Americans a list of common superstitions and found that most people didn’t believe in any of them.
Only a third of the people surveyed believed that finding a penny in the street and picking it up would bring them good luck. And only a quarter of the people thought it was bad luck for a bride and groom to see each other right before their wedding – or that seven was a lucky number. Only a fifth of them said knocking on wood prevented bad luck -- or that it was bad luck to walk under a ladder.
And only one in seven believed that it was bad luck to open an umbrella indoors, that Friday the 13th was an unlucky day, or that breaking a mirror brought seven years of bad luck. Same goes for whether tossing spilled salt over your left shoulder prevented bad luck – or if it was bad luck for a black cat to cross your path.
Most standout college football players say "show me the money" and try to take their talents to the NFL. Boston College wide receiver Alex Amidon isn't like most.
Although he finished his college career in 2013 as his school's leading career receiver, he has no plans to try to follow the money to the NFL. Instead, he wants to become a Navy SEAL.
The six-foot, 182-pound Amidon wasn't invited to the NFL Scouting Combine, but he had the potential to be a third-day pick. While breaking into the NFL may be tough, becoming a Navy SEAL may even be tougher, but apparently Amidon is up for the challenge.
A California man has filed suit against McDonalds because he says he only got one napkin with his meal -- and when he asked for more he was disrespected.
Webster Lucas says the incident occurred at a McDonalds in Pacoima, California on January 29th. He ordered a Quarter Pounder Deluxe, but the fast-food joint allegedly tried to skimp on the napkins. When he asked for more, he says he was treated rudely by the manager. To make matters worse, Lucas -- who is black -- says the Mexican-American manager got racist, mumbling something about "you people" when Lucas said that he should had gone to Jack-in-the-Box.
As a result of the incident, Lucas claimed he couldn't work because of "undue mental anguish" and was insulted when his email to the general manager resulted in an offer for free food. Instead, he wants $1.5 million to go.
A 19-year-old former employee of a Northridge, California roller rink has been charged with false imprisonment and an attempted lewd act on a child in his attempts to fulfill admitted "foot fetish."
Julian Christopher Flores told police that he took numerous boys into a maintenance room at Northridge Skateland and had them remove their socks and rub their footsies on his hands and face so he could get his jollies.
Flores, who no longer works at the skating rink, has pleaded not guilty to the charges.
A new study has found that playing the video game Tetris for just three minutes can reduce your cravings for food, booze, and cigarettes by 24 percent.
That’s right. Playing an addictive video game can help you kick other habits.
At the end of the day, nobody really “quits” their bad habits, do they? Instead, they just trade them – one for the other. (CounselHeal)
Justin Bieber's lawyers recently stated that the singer would not accept any plea deal in his Miami DUI case that includes random drug testing and it's perfectly clear why. He really likes his drugs.
According to TMZ, Bieber's friends say he's been hitting the weed and sizzurp really hard since moving into a house in Atlanta, and is high all the time. They say he doesn't leave the house much except to go to the studio. Friends also say that Bieber doesn't want to be around anyone who confronts him about his drug use. (TMZ)
(BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND) Everyone knows that coffee helps you stay awake, but five recent studies have found that drinking coffee makes you healthier.
Contrary to popular belief, University of Birmingham researchers determined that drinking coffee is just as hydrating as water.
A Johns Hopkins study found that students who drank a cup of coffee had better recall the next day than those who didn’t.
Duke University professors discovered the caffeine in coffee helps prevent fatty liver disease and reduces the risk of liver cancer.
The American Academy of Neurology says coffee drinkers have a lower risk of depression due to the antioxidants found in the beverage.
And University of Exeter researchers found that people who drank coffee before working out took longer to become exhausted, completed more reps, and wanted to resume working out sooner.
(NEW YORK, NEW YORK) More people want bigger butts than ever before. The American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery says the number of Brazilian butt lifts performed in the U.S.increased 58% last year. And the number of doctors who offer this service rose 11% as well.
A Brazilian butt lift – which costs anywhere from $8,000 to $12,000 -- involves taking fat from unwanted areas and transferring it to the buttocks region, allowing doctors to shape and mold the posterior.
The procedure is most popular in New York -- where 378,000 people asked about getting a butt lift between November 2013 and January 2014 alone – followed by Los Angeles(138,000 requests), Miami (108,000 requests), and Atlanta (99,000 requests).
Blog Wednesday 2/26
In Florida, the mother of a high school girl beat up her daughter’s chemistry teacher – because she was furious about the teacher giving her daughter bad grades in the class.
42-year-old Ruth Nathalie Perkins allegedly attacked Elvira Tomlin in front of 20 students. Perkins stormed into the classroom and began cursing at Tomlin in Spanish.
When Tomlin tried to call for help, Perkins knocked the phone off her desk and slapped the cell phone out of her hand. She then knocked the teacher’s glasses off her face, pushed her against the wall, and scratched her face – all while threatening to murder her.
The tirade ended with two students pulling Perkins off the teacher – and Perkins being arrested in the school parking lot. (Daily Mail)
Guys know that if they want to attract a mate, they need to get working on those abs and make sure they take a shower regularly. But what else makes a guy hot? Here are some examples that they might not have thought of ... but should have:
When most of us think of a "man bun," we think of some Hollywood pretty boy with his hair pulled back in a knot. But not anymore. The new man bun has arrived ... and it's delicious.
The new man bun is fatty pork shoulder braised in a few cans of beer, then stuffed into salty pretzel dough, and, frankly, we're not sure how we've lived this long without it.
So next time you're trying to whip up something creative and mouth-watering for a laid-back event, for the love of Johnny Depp and JaredLeto ... try the man bun.
A California couple out for a leisurely stroll with their dog discovered buried treasure in their own yard.
The find of riches occurred last year when they noticed a partially buried canister sticking up out of the ground. Upon further digging around, they found eight cans containing 19th-century gold coins with an estimated worth of $10-million. The couple wishes to remain anonymous and keep their location secret. (UPI)
Blog Tuesday 2/25
A Texas convict may get more than a slap on the wrist after escaping from police custody – only to call 911 to ask for help because his handcuffs were too tight.
Dyonta Rose had been cuffed on drug charges by an officer who briefly walked away to prepare paperwork for the bust – allowing Rose to make a break for it. But within a few hours, the 29-year-old dialed the emergency number to say he needed medical attention because the handcuffs were cutting off circulation to his arms.
The dispatcher sent help – in the form of deputies, who loosened Rose's cuffs and took him back into custody. He's facing drug and escape charges. (KTVT)
Believe it or not, different brands of bottled waters taste different.
The food website Thrillist.com had people doing blind taste tests on different brands of bottled water – and they were actually able to pick their favorites.
For example, they liked Voss and Nestle Pure Life brands much more than they liked Smartwater, Aquafina, and Dasani.
Brands like Evian and Fiji were sort of right in the middle.
A new controversial medical procedure supposedly helps your body break down fat cells and allow you to pass them out of your body through urine.
The injection turns your fat cells into liquid, which then gets absorbed into your bloodstream.
Eventually, your body thinks the fat cells are waste products – so you pee them out.
The new treatment, called Aqualyx, could be an effective alternative to liposuction – allowing people to see effortless weight loss in their thighs stomach, chin, and butt in as little as three weeks. (Daily Mail)
If you are a good citizen, there’s a good chance you take your old electronics to a recycling plant or an e-waste collector – including your old smartphones.
Have you ever wondered where they go from there?
Well, there’s a good chance your iPhone will live on … in China.
It seems the second-hand market for iPhones is huge over there.
The phones end up being stripped and pieced together with other working parts, then sold to street vendors who offer them up to customers as “new.”
These refurbished phones are so well packaged that they even have new serial number stickers.
So be careful when you dump your old phone. You never know where your dirty pictures are going to end up. (Kotaku)
(CAMBRIDGE, MASSACHUSETTS) If you want people to give you an honest answer, ask them a question in the morning.
Harvard University professors asked 330 men and women to do a series of math problems – some of which were unsolvable – and paid them five cents for every correct answer. Half of them did these problems in the morning. The other half did them in the afternoon.
Everyone got to report their own scores – which meant they could get more money by claiming they’d solved more problems than they actually did – but the people who took part in the afternoon sessions were far more likely to lie about how many answers they got right. Scientists believe this is because people are more likely to exercise self-control when they’re well rested than after the daily grind has worn them down.
THE NEW YORK POST REPORTS THAT TICKET SALES FOR THE SECOND HALF OF KANYE WEST’S ‘YEEZUS’ TOUR WERE SO DISMAL, PRICES WERESLASHED AND FREEBIES WERE GIVEN OUT AT THE LAST MINUTE FOR CONCERTS IN NEW YORK AND NEW JERSEY -- SEVERAL BROKERS WERE REPORTEDLY OFFERINGMASSIVELY DISCOUNTED TICKETS—AND EVEN FREE ONES—FOR SHOWS AT THE PRUDENTIAL CENTER LAST WEEK AND FOR SUNDAY’SNASSAU COLISEUM SHOW – ONLY HALF THE TICKETS WERE SOLD FOR THE PRUDENTIAL CENTER, WHILE JUST A THIRD WERE PAID FOR ON SUNDAY -- ONE INSIDER SAID “HE’D ALREADY BEEN IN THE AREA FOUR TIMES. WHY WOULD FANS GO OUT AGAIN?” -- LAST JANUARY, KANYE ADDED 9 ADDITIONAL EAST COAST CONCERT DATES, AFTER HE’D ALREADY PLAYED30 SHOWS ACROSS THE U.S. (INCLUDING 4 IN THE NEW YORK AREA) – A REP FOR KANYE (POSSIBLY KRIS JENNER) WOULD NOT COMMENT ON SALES, BUT SAID KANYE’S PERFORMANCE SUNDAY WAS “ONE OF THE MOST ENERGETICON THE TOUR. DEFINITELY A GREAT SHOW”…
Sausage makers believe using bacteria from baby poop will make healthier products.
They’ve found that this bacteria could turn relatively unhealthy foods like salami and pepperoni into “health foods” – much like probiotic yogurts, which help burn away belly fat, treat depression, and fight constipation.
And to enjoy all these benefits while chowing down on your pizza, all you have to do is eat a little baby poop … It’s a small price to pay, don’t you think? (Fox News)
A Dayton, Ohio bus driver survived a stabbing and shooting with a little help from the Good Book. Rick Wagoner was attacked by three men after his bus was halted by a mechanical problem on Monday morning.
Sergeant Michael Pauley said of the Dayton Police Department said, "He was shot three times and also stabbed but amazingly his injuries are non-life threatening." Wagoner was shot in the chest and was surprised that there was no blood. He said, "I just looked at the chest. It just feels like I've been hit by a sledge hammer. I've got a book in my pocket and I don't think they made it through the book."
The book was a copy of The Bible.
Somehow, Wagoner also managed to get the knife and gun away from his attackers and fired at the three men who fled. He was recovering Monday night in the hospital.
Dierks Bentley's long-awaited new album, Riser, hits stores today (Tuesday).
Dierks says the reason the album was so long in coming was that he had a hard time writing or finding the right songs to reflect many of the life changes he was going through.
Dierks Bentley talks about making of Riser. "Going into this record, the number-one goal was writing and recording great songs, period. So that was main thing was getting the right songs, the lyrical content. Then waiting for inspiration, then it came in an unfortunate way--my dad passing and then my wife getting pregnant. So these great life events happened to help us find these songs."
Blog Monday 2/24
Atlanta doesn't want Justin Bieber.
The young singer is eyeing a move to the city's affluent Buckhead neighborhood, but his possible neighbors are organizing a protest to keep him out.
In a Facebook post, the group explained why they are anti-Bieber. They wrote, "As a community here in Buckhead, we have worked hard to achieve our goals and get to where we are. Justin Bieber’s relocation to Atlanta can be nothing but bad for our children, as well as the community."
They claim the Canadian crooner is a danger. "Some can't even let their children play in the driveway without fear; he has raced vehicles under the influence, before. What’s to say he won’t do it again? As a home owner down the street from this residence, one can assume many people will be contacting real estate agents soon enough."
More than a hundred people have already signed up as "going" to the anti-Bieber rally.
A train accident on the set of the Gregg Allman biopic Midnight Rider killed a second camera assistant and left four others injured Thursday in Wayne County, Georgia.
The production team was filming a dream sequence on a local railroad trestle when a CSX train arrived unexpectedly. The crew was expecting two trains on the bridge, one in each direction, when a third arrived. A whistle warned the crew of the oncoming train, giving them less than a minute to get to safety.
A publicist for the production said, “All of us on the production team are devastated by the tragic accident that happened today. Out thoughts and prayers are with the family of our crew member.”
A Florida man will be getting a lump of coal from the justice system after using their Christmas stocking to stage a robbery -- all because they were bored.
Joshua Barrant and Elisha Glenn walked into a thrift shop brandishing what appeared to be a gun, but was actually a pole stuffed into a bright red stocking. The plan unraveled when a clerk saw through the bandana disguises they were sporting and addressed Barrant by saying, "Hey J.J., is that you?"
The two men fled, but were captured nearby -- with Barrant admitting he floated the idea of a heist because he couldn't think of anything better to do. (WKMG)
A Florida woman was carted off by cops who got tired of her repeatedly dialing 911 -- while sitting in a shopping cart that a supermarket worker wanted her to return.
Catherine Dajnowski called the emergency number to complain that she was being harassed by a Publix clerk, but when an officer arrived, he told her to vacate the cart and move along. As soon as the cruiser left, she called 911 again to file a second complaint against the employee, earning another visit from an unhappy deputy -- then made a third call while that cop was still scolding her.
She was charged with misusing 911, but skipped her court date and was arrested on an additional charge of failure to appear. (South Florida Sun Sentinel)
1. The Lego Movie - $31.5 million
2. 3 Days to Kill - $12.3 million
3. Pompeii - $10 million
4. RoboCop - $9.4 million
5. The Monuments Men - $8.1 million
The Lego Movie was the number-one movie for a third straight weekend with $31.5 million. The animated flick has now made $183.2 million.
Blake Shelton will be looking for his fourth victor in an all-new season of The Voice this week. The sixth season will have The Band Perry mentoring Team Blake, while Blake’s wife Miranda Lambert will advise Team Shakira. Blake Shelton says he’s going to use his CMA Awards to get country artists on his team. “These will be going to The Voice to try and to get me some country artists on my team for season whatever … I feel like I’m on the Price Is Right lately. The show is on everyday. So, whatever season I can use them on, I’m going to use them.”
Russia was hoping that the Sochi Olympic Games would be a smashing success. If you look at the host country's final medal count, it was. Russia came in first with 33 total medals, including the most gold with 13, the most silver with 11 and nine bronze medals.
In the final day of competition, Russia dominated sweeping all the medals in the men's cross country and also took gold in the four-man bobsled.
The U.S. was second overall with 28 medals -- nine gold, seven silver and 12 bronze.
Norway came in third overall with a total of 26 medals -- 11 gold, five silver and 10 bronze.
In the closing ceremonies, the Russians showed they have a sense of humor by poking fun at the ring that failed to light up in the opening ceremonies. The Sochi bear mascot was also featured prominently, blowing out the Olympic torch and crying a single tear.
Viewers love waking up to Robin Roberts. Kathie Lee Gifford? Not so much.
The Q Score rankings, which measure a celebrity's likability, have been released for morning television and Good Morning America is clearly in the lead. Robin Roberts came in first, followed by Sam Champion (who recently left GMA) and Josh Elliott. The Today show's Al Roker was fifth.
In dead last (16th place) was Kathie Lee Gifford, just below fellow Today show co-hosts Matt Lauer and Carson Daly. Kathie-Lee's partner Hoda Kotb fared a bit better. She came in 10th.
After the close of Thursday's competition at the Winter Olympic in Sochi, Team USA added two more medals to its total -- a gold and a silver -- keeping them in first place. They now have 25 medals -- eight gold, six silver and 11 bronze.
The U.S.'s two medal winners were Maddie Bowman, who took gold in the first ever women's freestyle skiing halfpipe, and the women's hockey team, who won a silver after losing a 2-to-0 lead deep into the third period against Team Canada.
In second place in the medal count is host country Russia with 23, including seven gold.
The Netherlands is in third with 22, including six gold.
Norway, in fourth with 21 overall, leads with 10 gold medals.
Everyone has a favorite candy. But whether you're partial to the Snickers, Butterfinger or Baby Ruth, you may not be biting into the one with the most influence.
Turns out, the Kit Kat bar is seen as the most influential chocolate bar of all time.
Still confused? Here's why ...
1. It was the first candy based marketed around the concept of sharing. (Can you say, "Break me off a piece of that Kit Kat bar"?)
2. It was one of the first candies to have a global following – You should see some of the crazy international flavors it comes in, like edamame and sweet potato.
3. Besides the Hershey bar, it's the oldest candy around. It was invented back in 1911. Hershey beat it by 11 years. (Yahoo)
Blog Wednesday 2/19
A Florida man proved chivalry is not dead ... by trying to arrange the death of a police officer who'd given a traffic citation to his girlfriend.
Bruce Allen Santee was a passenger in a car driven by the unidentified woman when they were pulled over in the wee hours of the night – a stop that led to a verbal confrontation between the two men. Once he got home, Santee decided to prove his love by logging onto Facebook in order to offer a whopping 100 bucks to anyone willing to murder the cop – who he identified by name.
The romantic gesture got the attention of authorities, who arrested Santee and charged him with making written threats. (WFTS)
(CHICAGO, ILLINOIS) Question: How much do Americans love bacon? Market research firm Information Resources reports that U.S. sales of bacon jumped10% last year to an all-time record of $4 billion.
Meanwhile, pork supplier Smithfield Foods found that 65% of Americans were in favor of making bacon the country’s national food. Small wonder that when Winter OlympianSage Kotsenburg won the first-ever gold medal for slopestyle snowboarding on Monday, he tweeted, “I wish the Sochi (so-chee) medals were made out of bacon.”
Charlie Sheen hasn't even married his porn-star girlfriend yet, and already things are getting freaky.
According to TMZ, Brett Rossi has a thing for Robert De Niro. So Charlie bought a photo booth used in De Niro's recent film Last Vegas. Now he wants De Niro to come over to his house to take a few selfies with Brett in the booth. Now word yet if Bobby D. has taken the Warlock up on his offer.
Most people who travel take pictures and purchase souvenirs to remember their trips.
Well, a Louisiana man is commemorating his travels in an interesting – and extreme – way by coloring in a large world map tattoo on his back.
For the last four years, Bill Passman has been visiting foreign countries, then heading straight to the tattoo parlor upon returning home for some more ink.
His map currently has 60 different nations filled in and says he got the tattoo as a way to show his passion for travel. (Yahoo)
Lamar Odom is back in professional basketball, but not in the NBA.
The former star player with the Los Angeles Lakers and Clippers has signed a two-month deal with Spanish team Baskonia. This marks the first time Lamar has played pro ball since finishing the 2012-13 season with the Clippers.
Lamar is expected to go to Spain this week and may make his debut with his new team on Saturday. They could use his help. Baskonia is in ninth place in the 18-team Spanish League and is in the cellar of its Euroleague bracket.
NO ONE KNOWS WHO STARTED THIS TREND, PROBABLY BRITNEY SPEARS: THE CATEGORY IS CALLED “FEMALE CELEBRITIES WHO FINANCIALLY SUPPORT THEIR BOYFRIENDS” –
-- THE LATEST MEMBER OF THE CLUB APPEARS TO BE ALLEGED “TENNIS PRO” RYAN SWEETING, WHO RECENTLY MARRIED HIS GIRLFRIEND OF 3 MONTHS,KALEY CUOCO (FROM ‘THE BIG BANG THEORY’) – IT’S THE #1 SITCOM ON TV -- KALEY RECENTLY GOT A RAISE – IT’S REPORTED SHE WAS ASKING FOR A MILLION BUCKS AN EPISODE – NEGOTIATIONS WERE TOP SECRET, BUT IT’S BELIEVED SHE GOT AT LEASTHALF (SHE WAS MAKING $325,000 A WEEK) -- HER HUSBAND IS DESCRIBED AS A “PRO TENNIS PLAYER”, BUT HE’S RANKED #667 IN THE WORLD – IN OTHER WORDS, 55-YEAR-OLD JOHN McENROE (WHO RETIRED IN 1992) WOULD HAVENO PROBLEM KICKING HIS ASS – IT’S SAFE TO ASSUME HIS WIFE BRINGS HOME THE BACON
– IF SO, HE’S JOINED AN EXCLUSIVE CLUB MADE UP OF J-LO’S BOYFRIENDCASPER SMART, CHRISTINA AGUILERA’S NEW FIANCE MATT RUTLER, BRITNEY’S BOYFRIEND DAVID LUCADO, AND OF COURSE THE PRESIDENT OF THE CLUB, YALE GRADUATE ERIC JOHNSON: HE HASN’T WORKED A DAYSINCE MEETING JESSICA SIMPSON, AND HAS NO INTENTION OF DOING SO -- HOW DO YOU GET A JOB LIKE THAT?
Today (Wednesday) is the 40th anniversary of the American Music Awards. To celebrate, here's a look at the country artists who won that year:
Favorite Country Male Artist
Favorite Country Female Artist
Favorite Country Band/Duo/Group
The Carter Family
Favorite Country Album A Sun Shiny Day - Charley Pride
Favorite Country Single
"Behind Closed Doors" - Charlie Rich
The show was hosted by Roger Miller, Smokey Robinson and Helen Reddy.
ONE THING’S FOR SURE: THE CRITICS LOVE JIMMY FALLON’S NEW SHOW:
ROGER FRIEDMAN, THE VETERAN COLUMNIST AT FOX NEWS SAID “I DON’T THINK I’VE EVER SEEN A NEW SERIES APPEAR AND BE
THIS RELAXED, PROFESSIONAL, ENGAGING, AND CHARMING. I GUESS FIVE YEARS OF ‘LATE NIGHT’ PREPARED EVERYONE INVOLVED, ESPECIALLY FALLON. NIGHT ONE WAS VERY GOOD. NIGHT TWO WAS A HUNDRED TIMES BETTER. I CAN’T WAIT FOR WHAT’S NEXT”
-- FALLON BROUGHT BACK A POPULAR BIT FROM HIS “LATE NIGHT” SHOW, LEADING A BARBERSHOP QUARTET IN A RAUNCHY R&B SONG – LAST NIGHT IT WAS R KELLY’S “IGNITION” -- THEN JERRY SEINFELD APPEARED AS THE SHOW’S FIRST STANDUP COMIC -- NOT ONLY DID HE KILL, BUT HE AND FALLON HAD A GREAT CHAT AFTERWARDS -- FALLON IMITATED SEINFELD, WHICH JERRY LOVED, AND ALSO MANAGED TO NAME-CHECK JAY LENO IN ARESPECTFUL BUT CASUAL WAY -- SMART IDEA -- IT MADE LONGTIME VIEWERS FEEL COMFORTABLE ABOUT LIKING THE NEW ‘TONIGHT’ SHOW
-- KRISTEN WIIG WAS HILARIOUS, COMING OUT AS HARRY STYLES FROM ONE DIRECTION -- SHE DIDN’T EVEN ATTEMPT AN ENGLISH ACCENT, WHICH MADE IT EVEN FUNNIER -- SHE AND FALLON SANG A GARBLED VERSION OF THE 1-D HIT ‘WHAT MAKES YOU BEAUTIFUL’ -- EVEN LADY GAGA WAS GOOD – SHE DID ‘ARTPOP’, THE TITLE TRACK OF HER LATEST (AND NOT GREATEST) ALBUM -- BUT THE SONG IS CATCHY, AND SHE DELIVERED IT LIVE – FALLON’S FIRSTNIGHT DREW 11.3 MILLION VIEWERS – OBVIOUSLY, THE CURIOSITY FACTORDROVE SOME OF THAT – IT’LL BE INTERESTING TO SEE HOW MUCH HE HOLDS ONTO
Blog Tuesday 2/18
Kimberly Fugate was understandably surprised when she originally found out she was pregnant with identical triplets. Then last week, she got one more big surprise when the babies were born -- a fourth.
The Mississippi mom thought she was all done after her third daughter was born, but then heard the doctor say, "more feet." Somehow, the extra baby was missed by ultrasounds. The "Fugate Four," as they're now being called, arrived three months early and will remain in the hospital for about three months.
Doctors say the extremely rare identical quadruplets were conceived without the use of fertility drugs. (Yahoo)
Mary Grace Canfield, a character actress known for roles on Green Acres, Bewitched and The Love Boat, died Saturday of lung cancer in a Santa Barbara, California hospice. She was 89.
Canfield was best known for the role of carpenter Ralph Monroe on Green Acres, but also appeared on Bewitched, General Hospital, The Love Boat and The Andy Griffith Show.
George Zimmerman taped three interviews last week, including the one with CNN which aired yesterday (Monday), and then hightailed it out of Miami.
Last Tuesday, Zimmerman was spotted on the beach in Miami with his girlfriend and her daughter and immediately harassed by a group of people telling him there was a $10-thousand bounty on his head. They then followed Zimmerman and company back to their hotel. Security was called in and stood guard outside. Wednesday morning, Zimmerman taped his CNN interview and the immediately fled Miami. (TMZ)
Blog Friday 2/14
Facebook users no longer have to identify themselves as a man or a woman.
The social network added a third "custom" gender option on Thursday that allows U.S. users to choose from 50 different options that include "transgender," "cisgender," "gender fluid," "intersex," and "neither."
In addition, users also can choose which pronoun they feel best suits them -- he/his, she/her or the they/their.
In a post on their Diversity page, Facebook wrote, "When you come to Facebook to connect with the people, causes, and organizations you care about, we want you to feel comfortable being your true, authentic self. An important part of this is the expression of gender, especially when it extends beyond the definitions of just 'male' or 'female.' So today, we're proud to offer a new custom gender option to help you better express your own identity on Facebook."
While some of Team USA's biggest stars have come up empty at the Winter Games in Sochi, the U.S. had a big day on Thursday and it helped them move up to third in the medal count standings.
As for Thursday night, the U.S. had a total of 12 medals -- four gold, two silver and six bronze.
The big boost in the standings can be attributed to the men's slopestyle team, which swept the new event with Joss Christensen taking gold, Gus Kenworthy taking silver and Nicholas Goepper getting the bronze.
The Netherlands, which is in second place overall, also has a total of 12 medals and four gold, but they have three silver -- giving them the edge over the U.S. in the standings -- as well as five bronze.
Still holding in the top spot is Norway with a total of 13 medals. They also have four gold and three silver, but have racked up six bronze medals to give them a narrow lead over the Netherlands.
Athletes in the Olympic village might want to start buddying up with the Canadians. After all, they can get them free beer.
Molson Canadian has installed a red beer fridge in the village offering free beer to Canadians only. And you can't just say that you're Canadian, pledge your undying love for Wayne Gretzky or wear maple syrup as cologne. You must have a Canadian passport.
The fridge has an electronic passport scanner that will recognize Canadian passports only. When it does, the door swings open and it's free beer time. (ABC News)
The head of a Dutch airline might want to think about using one of his planes out of Sochi, Russia, stat! Atilay Uslu is in town to watch the Dutch Olympic team, which he is a proud sponsor of. He's also there for the parties.
Uslu partied hard Tuesday night and lost control of himself – and his bladder. After leaving a party, he felt an urgent need to pee, which he did ... on the fence of Vladimir Putin's villa. Strangely enough, the Russian president's security guards don't have a sense of humor about that sort of thing and arrested him. But after detaining him for an hour, threatening to send him on a one-way trip to Siberia and stealing all of his cash, they let him go.
Afterwards, Uslu said he didn't feel like asking for his money back. Now THAT is a good decision. (UPI)
Muppet movies are known for attracting all kinds of star power, and the latest flick, Muppets Most Wanted, is no exception.
But this time, some of the star power is being lent to the costume design.
Now that Miss Piggy is finally getting hitched, she is going all out in a wedding gown designed by none other than Vivienne Westwood!
That's right. They got the world famous fashion designer (who also designed Carrie Bradshaw's wedding gown in Sex and the City) to whip up something for America's favorite porker.
And we're officially jealous of a felt-covered pig. (Telegraph)
The popular dating app Lovoo surveyed British guys to find the most desirable traits of the perfect woman.
Norway continues to be in first place in the rush for Winter Olympics heavy metal. After Wednesday's competition, Norway has a total of 12 medals with four gold, three silver and five bronze, but they don't have the most gold. That honor goes to Germany, which has six gold medals, one silver and one bronze, giving them eight total and putting them in sixth place overall.
In second overall is Canada with 10 medals -- four gold, four silver and two bronze.
The Netherlands also has 10 overall, with four gold, two silver and four bronze.
The U.S. remains in fourth with nine total medals -- three gold, one silver and five bronze.
Team USA suffered another serious blow on Wednesday when speedskater Shani Davis joined Bode Miller in the downhill skiing and Shaun White in the halfpipe with a forgettable performance at Sochi. Although he was thought to be a contender for the gold, Davis -- like Miller and White -- failed to medal.
Bruce Jenner is saying goodbye to reality TV. Bruce has informed producers of Keeping Up with the Kardashians that regardless of whether or not the show continues past this next season, he's done. This will be his final season.
According to TMZ, Bruce hasn't felt comfortable being around the Kardashians since he and Kris Jenner split up and is a reluctant participant in filming the new season. (TMZ)
Blog Wednesday 2/12
The Loch Ness Monster has gone missing. The mythical creature, which is believed to be living in a Scottish lake, hasn't been seen in a long time.
Experts tracking Nessie report that there hasn't been a credible sighting (whatever that is) in 18 months, and that's the longest stretch without a sighting in almost 90 years. So now folks are wondering if the lake monster is dead.
But Gary Campbell, who keeps a record of sightings, believes Nessie is just taking a break and will be back soon. (Newser)
Following Tuesday's events at the Winter Games in Sochi, Norway is back on top in the medal count with a total of 11 -- four gold, three silver and four bronze.
Canada has slipped into second place with a total of nine medals -- four gold, three silver and two bronze, while the Netherlands is in third with eight total -- three gold, two silver and three bronze.
The U.S. is in fourth with a total of seven medals -- two gold, one silver and four bronze.
Tuesday's big story was the failure of snowboard ace Shaun White to medal in the halfpipe. He was hoping for his third consecutive gold, but went how empty handed in fourth place.
One highlight for the U.S. -- Erin Hamlin was able to end the U.S.'s 50-year medal shutout in single luge by scoring a bronze, coming in third behind Germany's Natalie Geisenberger, who took the gold, and Tatjana Huefner, who got the silver.
Not surprisingly, three countries known for their prowess in winter sports are leading the medals race after Monday's events at the Sochi Olympics.
In first place with a total of seven medals -- three gold, three silver and one bronze -- is Canada.
The Netherlands and Norway -- which are in the number-two and number-three spots, respectively -- also have seven total medals. The Netherlands has three gold, two sliver and two bronze, while Norway had two gold, one silver and four bronze.
The U.S. is in fourth place with five total medals -- two gold, no silver and three bronze.
The big story on Monday was the weather. With highs reaching the 60s, some locals were seen sunbathing at the beach, which would be OK for the Summer Olympics, but doesn't work well with the Winter Games. Even 40 miles away at the Sochi Games' "mountain cluster" the warm weather prompted organizers to postpone some skiing events and training runs from day to nighttime.
Clint Eastwood didn't let his inexperience with the Heimlich maneuver stop him from saving a man's life the other day.
The one-time Dirty Harry was at a golf event in Monterey, California last week when he noticed the tournament director, Steven John, choking. Clint -- who had never performed the Heimlich before -- told a local paper, "I looked in his eyes and saw that look of panic people have when they see their life passing before their eyes. It looked bad."
Fortunately, the acting legend rushed to action and saved the day. Steven said, "I can’t believe I’m 202 pounds and he threw me up in the air three times." Clint, by the way, is 83 years old.
(ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN) If you hated driving to work this morning, you’re not alone – and your number is growing.
A University of Michigan study found that in 21 out of 30 ofAmerica’s largest cities, people are less likely to own a car than they did five years ago.
Although only 10% of U.S. households don’t own a car, this number varies dramatically from city to city, depending on the quality of public transportation, how “walkable” the city is, the local weather, and the cost of gasoline. (Walkability is based on people believing they can get from home to work in 30 minutes or from home to a grocery store in 10 minutes.) When those factors combine, you get a city where people choose not to drive.
Not surprisingly, the No. 1 city where no one wants to drive is New York City, where 56% of the people don’t have a car and the same percentage uses public transportation to get to work.
Washington, D.C. takes second place (38% of its residents don’t own cars and the same percentage commutes using public transportation), followed by Boston (where 37% are car-free and 35% use public transport), Philadelphia (33% are without cars and 26% use public transport), and San Francisco (31% have no car and 33% use public transport).
The rest of the Top 10 are: Baltimore, Chicago, Detroit, Milwaukee, and Seattle.
A St. Louis man was just put on probation for going a "litter" bit too far in protesting his unemployment -- by mailing packages of cat poop to companies that didn't hire him.
Jevons Brown was purr-plexed about his inability to find work after dozens of interviews, so he threw a hissy fit and teamed up with his pets to claw back. The 58-year-old sent about 20 packages of feline feces in all, and was ultimately tracked down by postal inspectors -- to whom he apologized and pleaded guilty.
Brown could have faced six months in the kennel, but since he had no prior record, and had found a job in the meantime, the judge waived a jail sentence. (St. Louis Post Dispatch)
OLYMPIC UPDATE – VLADIMIR PUTIN, PRESIDENT OF RUSSIA, IS CRITICIZING JOURNALISTS WHO’VECOMPLAINED THAT, DESPITE HAVING YEARS TO PREPARE, MANY HOTELS REMAIN UNFINISHED – ALSO THERE’S NO RUNNING WATER, OR IF THERE IS, IT’SBROWN – THIS GUY IS AS CRAZY AS SHIA LaBEOUF: FOR ONE THING, HE TAKES HIS SHIRT OFF IN PUBLIC MORE OFTEN THAN JUSTIN BIEBER -- USUALLY HE DOES IT WHEN HE’S ENGAGED IN SOME MACHO ACTIVITY, LIKERIDING HORSEBACK THROUGH SIBERIA – BUT SOMETIMES IT’S JUST TO GIVE THE LADIES A THRILL – ALSO, LIKE BIEBER, HE’S THINKS HE’S A SINGER – AT A CHARITY EVENT A FEW YEARS BACK, HE DID AN ENGLISH-LANGUAGE VERSION OF FATS DOMINO’S CLASSIC “BLUEBERRY HILL”
A Russian Olympic snowboarder suffered an early elimination from the games over the weekend, but he'll have thousands of female shoulders to cry on.
Alexey Sobolev won't be getting any medals, but he's still a winner thanks to a smooth move he made. Female viewers watching him compete noticed that Alexey put his phone number painted on his helmet. The snowboarder finished his run and discovered thousands of texts and sexts from adoring fans. He says he plans on actually calling some of the women he received messages from. (People)
Blog Thursday 2/6
A man posing as a Walmart employee exposed himself to a shopper and immediately suffered a punishing blow.
Police say the flasher pretended to be an employee and exposed himself to an unsuspecting female shopper. He was able to run out of the store without being caught, but he's most likely in a lot of pain. After flashing his junk, the woman immediately reacted by winding up and striking him right in his exposed privates.
Police did not specify how she struck him, but it doesn't really matter. It sounds like he got just what he deserved. (The Smoking Gun)
Woody Allen's adopted son, Moses Farrow, has come to the filmmaker's defense.
Moses, who was adopted by Woody and Mia Farrow, accuses his mother of manipulating her children to hurt her ex-boyfriend. Moses tells People magazine, "My mother drummed it into me to hate my father for tearing apart the family and sexually molesting my sister [Dylan]. And I hated him for her for years. I see now that this was a vengeful way to pay him back for falling in love with Soon-Yi."
Moses, who works as a family therapist, adds, "Of course Woody did not molest my sister. She loved him and looked forward to seeing him when he would visit. She never hid from him until our mother succeeded in creating the atmosphere of fear and hate towards him."
Dylan tells People, “My brother is dead to me.”
The NFL season just ended with Sunday's Super Bowl, but it's never too soon to start thinking about next season. With that in mind, Thursday Night Football is coming to CBS for the 2014 season, the NFL and the network announced Wednesday.
As part of the deal, CBS will air eight early-season games that will also be simulcast on the NFL Network. The NFL Network will also televise eight late-season games leading up to the playoffs and two late-season special Saturday games.
There will also be synergy in the broadcast booth, as NFL Network hosts and analysts will be featured in the pre-game, half-time and post-game shows alongside CBS Sports' Jim Nantz and Phil Simms.
The Russians can offer athletes meager accommodations, poor security and inept facilities, but now they've gone too far. A shipment of Chobani Greek yogurt intended for American athletes has been blocked by the Russians.
Russia is not allowing a shipment of five-thousand cups of yogurt to reach the American team, saying the United States has not filled out the necessary paperwork. The United States argues that Russia refuses to give them the paperwork to fill out. It sounds like it's just gamesmanship and the Russians are trying to get an edge on the Americans.
Meanwhile, New York Senator Chuck Schumer has sent a strongly-worded letter to the Russian ambassador insisting that the Chobani yogurt, which is a New York company, be delivered to American athletes. Schumer says, "Unfortunately, this protein-packed, New York-made food has met a serious roadblock in the Russian government, thanks to an unreasonable customs certificate, and they will not allow the yogurt into the country. Chobani yogurt is safe, nutritious and delicious and the Russian authorities should get past ‘nyet’ and let this prime sponsor of the US Olympic Team deliver their protein-packed food to our athletes." Let the games begin. (Fox News)
(LONDON, ENGLAND) Valentine’s Day is a little more than a week away – and an American Express survey estimates that six million people will celebrate the occasion with a marriage proposal.
But guys are advised to think hard before they pop the question. Online jewelers Vashi.com surveyed women who were either married, engaged, or divorced -- and found that a fifth of them were disappointed by their marriage proposal. And one out of eight women were so saddened by the proposal they wanted to cry afterward.
The main reason they were unhappy was that the engagement ring was too small – or the proposal didn’t include a ring at all. Failure to get down on one knee while asking the question came in third, followed by not making a special occasion out of it, and not asking her parents’ permission beforehand.
WHEN IT COMES TO AMANDA BYNES, NO NEWS IS GOOD NEWS-- IT MEANS SHE’S STAYING OUT OF TROUBLE – BUT THAT’S NOT CERTAIN ANYMORE -- A WEEK AGO, DRESSED IN WORKOUT CLOTHES, HER DAD DROPPED HER OFF AT AGYM – HOWEVER, AS SOON AS HE DROVE AWAY, SHE RAN ACROSS THE STREET TO A GAS STATION & BOUGHT A PACK OF ZIG-ZAGS – A FEW MINUTES LATER, SHE LIT UP SOMETHING, TOOK A FEW HITS, AND TOLD A STRANGER “DON’T WORRY, IT’S JUST A CIGARETTE”
-- EVER SINCE SHE GOT OUT OF REHAB LAST DECEMBER, HER PARENTSHAVE KEPT HER ON A TIGHT LEASH – THEY ENROLLED HER IN THE FASHION INSTITUTE OF DESIGN, AND HOPED THAT HER DEMONS WERE BEHIND HER -- BUT NOW, IT APPEARS SHE MAY BE HEADING FOR A RELAPSE – A FAMILY SOURCE SAYS "SOMETHING ISN’T RIGHT. SHE WAS DOING WELL, BUT SHE'S STARTING TO ACT STRANGE AND PARANOID AGAIN” -- TWO WEEKS AGO, AT ANAIL SALON IN THOUSAND OAKS, SHE EXPLODED AT AN OLD WOMAN, ACCUSING HER OF SECRETLY TAKING HER PICTURE – THEN SHE DEMANDEDTHE WOMAN HAND OVER HER PHONE – AN INSIDER SAYS "ONE MINUTESHE'S FINE AND THE NEXT, SHE'S ACTING REALLY STRANGE, CLAIMING SHE’S HEARING VOICES IN HER HEAD. HER PARENTS ARE HEARTBROKEN. IT’S VERY CLOSE TO THE WAY SHE WAS ACTING DURING HER MELTDOWN”…
(PLANO, TEXAS) Last year, Lay’s potato chips asked Americans to submit ideas for new flavors – and “Cheesy Garlic Bread” was the winner, beating out “Chicken & Waffles” and “Siriracha” (si-rah-chah) sauce, and giving the company a ton of free publicity.
This year, Lay’s asked the question again, and people bombarded the company website with some of the most disgusting flavor suggestions imaginable: “Toothpaste & Orange Juice,” “Cat Fur & Aluminum Foil,” and “Hickory Smoked Horse Buttholes,” for openers.
Other suggestions ranged from “Kettle Cooked Meth” and “90% Air
and Four Chips” to “Featuring Pitbull” and “Justin Bieber’s Downward Spiral.”