"Us Weekly" claims that John dumped KATY PERRY by e-mail . . . because he was, quote, "tired of her hard partying." A source adds, quote, "She was furious and really hurt. She was into him, but he wasn't feeling it." Another source says that Katy is trying to land ROBERT PATTINSON. They've been friends for years, but last week they went to dinner together where they were, quote, "nestled close [and] flirting."
Various online sources are claiming that DEMI MOORE has signed a $2 million book deal. But those sources seem to disagree on what the book will be about. Some claim she's writing about her tumultuous relationship with her alcoholic mother, and how it impacted her life and career. And of course, others say it's going to be about ASHTON KUTCHER. One report claims Demi is going to, quote, "blow the lid on her six-year marriage to Ashton."
MATTHEW MCCONAUGHEY is a long way from "Magic Mike". He's lost 30 pounds for an upcoming movie in which he plays an AIDS patient.
Charlie Sheen's "Anger Management" Has Been Picked Up for 90 More Episodes
Random stuff that makes ya go whaaaaaaaat?
I think this is true: Maybe it's time for a MASSIVE, nationwide game of musical chairs. In a new survey, almost 60% of Americans say they want a different career. The survey also found people are TWICE as likely to say workers get ahead by playing office politics rather than through hard work.
Researchers have found that the best day of the week to have sex is . . . TODAY. Your sex hormones are at their highest level on Thursday morning. They also found that: You should go out to eat on Tuesdays . . . get married on a Friday . . . end your eBay auction on a Sunday . . . ask for a raise on Wednesday . . . and quit smoking on a Friday.
According to a new survey, 99% of Americans believe they're safe drivers. And that's in spite of the fact that 76% admit to eating while driving, 55% speed, and 54% talk on their phones without a hands-free device.
Traverse City/ Northern Michigan Shananigans:
Construction for the first phase of Traverse City's Clinch Park Revitalization project – i.e. the new and improved Bayfront – begins September 4. What's that mean to you? Find out more HERE from the TC Ticker.
Fun for all! 7:00pm Concert on the Lawn featuring Dominic Fortuna and Willy Jam at the Grand Traverse Pavilions in Traverse City. Free!!
Petoskey Area School start dates and times from the Petoskey News are posted HERE
FYI TCAPS starts Tuesday!
From the Record Eagle "Fake coyotes used to scare geese at beach" More here
The TC Dog Park needs a name but we know the city won't listen to us but we still need a reason to give you money. What do you think the name is going to be? If you correctly guess the name you will win $106. First come, first serve with the names. Email them to Josh at firstname.lastname@example.org - include your guess, first/ last name, town and phone number. We will take 106 guesses and post them here as we get them. No repeats (we'll let you know if you need to resubmit).
When those naked party pics of PRINCE HARRY surfaced last week, people said that the scandal was far from over. And now we know what they were talking about. RadarOnline.com says there's VIDEO of the evening's festivities. And whoever's got it has been quietly trying to figure out how much they can sell it for. Other than some naked pool-playing, it's not clear what's on the video. But one source claims people were using DRUGS . . . including cocaine, marijuana and SHROOMS. This source did not say whether Harry was one of them. Meanwhile . . . Harry's little incident has inspired its own Facebook page . . . in which people are encouraged to send pictures of themselves NAKED and saluting. One last note: The latest royal photos to go viral do NOT involve Prince Harry naked. They're of Queen Elizabeth driving a Range Rover on her Scottish estate, while wearing something resembling a HOODIE..
A website called Deadspin.com says it's in negotiations to buy a photo of RYAN LOCHTE'S penis. It's one of those typical "took-it-himself-in-the-bathroom-mirror" shots he did for a girl he's not with anymore. But the top of the photo cuts off his head, so nobody's 100% certain it's really him.
"Us Weekly" says ROBERT PATTINSON is selling the Los Angeles home that he and KRISTEN STEWART were living in until she became a TRAMPIRE. Meanwhile . . . In a recent interview, Pattinson discussed the possibility of "Twilight" coming to the small screen. He said, quote, "I'm sure they'll have a TV series spin-off soon. They'll do it again." As for whether or not he'd appear on such a show, he said, quote, "Who knows? The only thing that creates a little bit of a problem is that I'm supposed to be 17 forever. I'm not sure I can be 17 forever."
LINDSAY LOHAN is NOT a jewelry thief. This time. Prosecutors have decided not to press charges against her for allegedly stealing $100,000 worth of watches and sunglasses from a house party earlier this month . . . due to lack of evidence.
SNOOKI left a New Jersey hospital yesterday with her new baby Lorenzo, and the paparazzi were there.
JIMMY KIMMEL does NOT like JAY LENO . . . and they are not friendly, especially after Jimmy went on "The Jay Leno Show" back in 2010, when Jay was in the process of taking "The Tonight Show" back from CONAN O'BRIEN. Jimmy ripped on Jay mercilessly throughout the segment.
From the TC Ticker:
8:00 am End Of Summer Beach Week hosted by the Grand Traverse Resort & Spa. Daily activities including ladder ball, kayak races, river duck race, 5K Fun Run, beach bonfires, live music and much more...
11:00 am "Mr. Smith Goes to Washington" 25-cent classic matinee at the State Theatre in downtown Traverse City
This sounds stupid . . . but I'm definitely going to do it. A vet in California has figured out three tests you can use to figure out if your pet is left or right-handed. The tests involve seeing which paw they use to try to get treats, or get something sticky off their nose.
In Nebraska, a preschool has banned a DEAF three-year-old from using the sign language sign for his name . . . because they say it looks too much like a gun. And they have a zero tolerance policy for anything resembling a gun. The kid's name is Hunter, so it makes sense that sign would resemble a gun . . . but still. Really.
On Sunday night, a 44-year-old man in Montana dressed up as BIGFOOT to try to create a sighting rumor. Unfortunately, when he went onto the highway, he was hit by TWO CARS and killed. Police aren't sure yet whether alcohol was a factor.
Lindsay Lohan is now formally a suspect in the theft of $100,000 worth of watches and sunglasses, law enforcement sources told TMZ. Lindsay was at the Hollywood Hills home of Sam Magid a week ago when Sam called the LAPD and reported a jewelry theft.
Oprah Winfrey may have retired her namesake talk show for good in 2011, but she's still rollin' in the dough. The daytime legend has topped Forbes' list of the highest-paid celebrities for the fourth year in a row with $165 million earned between May 2011 and May 2012.
Rihanna has been sending Robert Pattinson messages to show her support. "She got Rob's phone number from a mutual friend and has been sending him sexy, funny texts to cheer him up. At first, Rob thought someone Punk'd him. Eventually Rihanna convinced him she was for real, but Rob has been resisting her." The two have met at events over the years in passing, and a source tells the mag she's had a crush on him forever.
SNOOKI gave birth to a baby boy on Sunday . . . and naturally, your immediate thought MUST have been: "How much of the actual birth will I get to watch from my living room?" Well, we should get to see at least part of the action. RadarOnline.com says the "Snooki & JWoww" production team was in Snooki's hospital room in the moments leading up to the birth . . . but they were kicked out just before things got NASTY. However, her fiancé Jionni LaValle continued filming up through the birth on a personal camcorder . . . and thankfully, he kept the visuals limited to Snooki's face.
According to an organization called the Center for Health, Environment and Justice, school supplies are trying to POISON YOUR KIDS. They tested backpacks, three-ring binders, lunchboxes, raincoats, and rain boots, and found 75% of them had elevated levels of chemicals called phthalates . . . which are used in plastics and are TOXIC. They say the levels would be ILLEGAL if the school supplies were toys, where phthalate levels are more closely regulated. The good news here is that even at this level, your child PROBABLY won't suffer any effects. But if they're putting their plastic school supplies in their MOUTH, the risk can increase. The worst-case scenarios from overexposure to phthalates . . . which, again, probably will NOT happen . . . are liver damage and even cancer.
Penn State has decided to stop playing NEIL DIAMOND'S "Sweet Caroline" at their stadium during football games . . . because of the part that goes "touching me . . . touching you." They're afraid it'll remind people of the JERRY SANDUSKY scandal.
You'd think energy drinks are bad for your heart . . . mainly because your heart sometimes feels like it's going to EXPLODE after you drink one. But according to a new survey out of Italy, energy drinks actually lead to an IMPROVEMENT in heart function. Of course, this is like the first study EVER to find a positive benefit in energy drinks, so take it for what it's worth.
Kids are invited to be a part of the 23rd season of NMC's Children's Choir. Brief auditions will be held for students entering grades 3 through 9 beginning at 6 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday, Sept. 11 and 13 in the Fine Arts Building at NMC. Students will be asked to sing the first verse of "America the Beautiful." (Music and accompaniment is provided.) Interested families should call Extended Education 231-995-1700 to schedule an audition time. Students entering grades K through 3 are eligible for the non-audition choirs, and parents can call 231-995-1700 for enrollment information.
Bill Nye is the latest victim of a death hoax. The sick rumor was started on Twitter late Sunday when a “R.I.P. Bill Nye The Science Guy” topic began trending, which in turn spawned thousands of messages mourning his supposed death. It is 100% false. Nye is NOT dead.
NEIL ARMSTRONG . . . the first man to walk on the moon . . . died Saturday of complications from surgery he had a few weeks ago to clear a blocked artery. He was 82.
JERRY NELSON . . . the man who voiced The Count on "Sesame Street" . . . died last Thursday. He was 78. He also created Mr. Snuffleupagus and Grover's customer Mr. Johnson . . . and played Gobo Fraggle on "Fraggle Rock".
The day we've been dreading has come. SNOOKI has brought another life into this world. She gave birth to her baby boy Lorenzo Dominic LaValle yesterday morning in Livingston, New Jersey.
ANNA FARIS and her husband CHRIS PRATT became parents on Saturday. Anna gave birth to a baby boy, whom they named Jack. He's their first.
There's a Twitter war going on between RIHANNA and JOAN RIVERS. Joan started it when she Tweeted this: "Rihanna confessed to Oprah Winfrey that she still loves Chris Brown. Idiot! Now it's MY turn to slap her." Rihanna replied, quote, "@Joan_Rivers wow u really do get slow when you're old huh?" Then she deleted that one, but replaced it with this . . . "Slap on some diapers." And Joan shot back, quote, "Honey, @Rihanna, everyone knows: If he hit you once, he'll hit you again. Read the statistics. PS – Love to have you on Fashion Police!"
No surprise here: PRINCE HARRY appears to be single again. Sources say Harry's girlfriend Cressida Bonas was HUMILIATED by the pictures of his nude carousing with other women in Vegas, so she DUMPED him. Sources also say Harry got cussed out both by his dad, PRINCE CHARLES, and his grandmother QUEEN ELIZABETH.
"The Expendables 2" is the #1 movie in the country again, after all the new releases tanked. The one that did the best was that JOSEPH GORDON-LEVITT thriller "Premium Rush", but it only made $6.3 million in 7th place.
TMZ claims "American Idol" offered KATY PERRY $20 MILLION to be a judge this season . . . but she turned it down.
Someone needs to stop RANDY TRAVIS from leaving the house . . . because bad things are following him everywhere he goes. Early last Friday Randy was cited . . . but not arrested . . . for assaulting a guy who was arguing with his estranged wife in the parking lot of Prestonwood Baptist Church in Plano, Texas. The estranged wife is also, supposedly, Randy's fiancée. Some sources were reporting that Randy was intoxicated when this went down . . . but a police spokesman told "The Dallas Morning News" that the "disturbance report" did NOT indicate Randy was drunk. Randy's citation was for a Class C misdemeanor, which police compared to a traffic ticket. There was another Randy Travis calamity that went down over the weekend . . . but it's unrelated to his citation from Friday. On Saturday morning, police found an abandoned, tipped over Chevy truck, registered to Randy, in a field in Frisco, Texas. The truck was clearly in an accident. The windshield was shattered, the roof was dented, and a taillight was hanging off. Randy's overworked attorney, Larry Friedman, claims a ranch hand is the one who's been driving the truck.
A sociologist named Catherine Hakim says she's figured out the two keys to ultimate happiness. They are a LONG MARRIAGE . . . and a LOT OF SEX. Just not with the same person. Hakim says she's found the idea of marrying someone and only having sex with them has become antiquated in the Internet age. Sex is now a LEISURE ACTIVITY, and is becoming less and less connected to real, emotional love. She says marriage is about passionate feelings, emotional fulfillment, love, and support. Affairs are about excitement, fantasy, and a refusal to just accept growing old. So . . . the ultimate happiness comes from combining the best things you get from marriage AND the best things you get from lots of sex with OTHER people. Her best example are the Scandinavian countries, where more couples have something called "parallel relationships" . . . that's being married but accepting that your spouse is going to have sex with other people. Almost half of men and one-third of women in Finland apparently have parallel relationships . . . and their divorce rate is lower than the rate in countries where open marriages are taboo, like the U.S. and England.
Sources close to "Top Gun" director TONY SCOTT say he had inoperable brain cancer . . . which would explain why he jumped to his death from California's Vincent Thomas Bridge in Long Beach on Sunday afternoon. But his family says he did NOT have cancer . . . or any other life-threatening disease. There was an autopsy scheduled for yesterday. There's no word when we'll hear the results.
ROSIE O'DONNELL is recovering at home after suffering a HEART ATTACK last Tuesday. She wrote all about it on her blog yesterday. Rosie said it all started when an "enormous woman" asked her for help getting out of her car in a parking lot. A few hours later, Rosie says, quote, "my body hurt, I had an ache in my chest both my arms were sore, everything felt bruised." She added that her skin felt clammy and she threw up. Rosie researched her symptoms online, and while she didn't call 911, she did take some Bayer aspirin, because she'd seen a commercial that recommends people do so when they think they're having a heart attack. She says, quote, "Thank god. Saved by a TV commercial. Literally." Instead, she went to her cardiologist the next day and found that an artery was 99% blocked. The doctor told her she'd suffered an attack that's commonly known as THE WIDOWMAKER. So they opened it up with a stent.
JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE and JESSICA BIEL did NOT get married over the weekend in Wyoming. Or anywhere else. The report was bogus.
KELLY RIPA'S new permanent co-host has been chosen . . . but won't be announced until the new season premieres next month.
We have no idea if this is true, but an Internet gossip columnist named Janet Charlton claims that JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE and JESSICA BIEL got married this weekend in Jackson Hole, Wyoming.
RIHANNA'S interview with OPRAH WINFREY aired last night, and it contained even more controversial stuff than we heard in the previews. Most notably, Rihanna still LOVES CHRIS BROWN, and that they ARE friends again. She said, quote, "We've been working on our friendship again. We're very, very close friends. We built a trust again and that's it. We love each other and we probably always will." And while she said she and Chris are NOT back together, she also said that her "stomach drops" when she sees him and she has to try to keep her emotions in check . . . adding, quote, "I think he was the love of my life."
Actor D.B. SWEENEY decided to get involved in the whole ROBERT PATTINSON / KRISTEN STEWART controversy by Tweeting the following. "Just saw Pattinson on #DailyShow trying to figure out what took k-stew so long to look around with this douche astride her. #holytwit." Even though Sweeney is 50 years old and probably best known for playing Shoeless Joe Jackson in the movie "Eight Men Out" almost 25 years ago . . . "Twilight" fans found out what he said. And they went after him. He refused to back down, though. He said, quote, "Hey #twilight geniuses--try decaf! A little too worked up over a skinny vampire."
MAKSIM CHMERKOVSKIY has a reputation of being the hard-ass on "Dancing With the Stars". And when he teamed up with Olympic soccer minx HOPE SOLO for Season 13, he showed just how hard he could be. In her new book "Solo: A Memoir of Hope", Hope says Maksim actually SLAPPED HER ACROSS THE FACE during rehearsals. She says, quote, "He wanted my head in a specific position. To achieve that, he slapped me across the face. Hard."
PRINCE WILLIAM and his Royal Air Force Search and Rescue team saved a drowning girl off the coast of Wales this past Thursday. The 16-year-old girl and her 13-year-old friend were body-boarding when they got caught in a riptide and dragged out to sea. The younger girl was rescued by a surfer, but the older girl swallowed water and was slowly going under. Prince William's team had just landed its helicopter after completing routine exercises, so they were able to jump right back in and get there in just 38 seconds. One of William's crewmembers says, quote, "We really did arrive in the nick of time."
"The Expendables 2" is the new #1 movie in the country after making a less-than-expected $28.8 million. That's $6 million less than the original, which made $34.8 million when it debuted in 2010.
The "Hollywood Reporter" says NICKI MINAJ is "at the top of the list" to join MARIAH CAREY as a judge on "American Idol".
The Tonight Show" just went through a massive "downsizing." They fired 20 employees . . . and some sources say it might have been more. JAY LENO agreed to a, quote, "tremendous pay cut . . . to save as many people's jobs as he could." His rep says, quote, "Jay's foremost concern is for the wonderful people who work for 'The Tonight Show'. He did what was necessary to ensure their well-being." Jay definitely isn't hurting though. Supposedly, he made around $30 million a year before the cut . . . plus another $15-to-$20 million a year from "other gigs." A "source" tells the "Los Angeles Times" that his new salary is around $20 million. There's no official explanation for the downsizing, but it probably has to do with ratings. The "Tonight Show" is still a top-rated late-night show, but it's been on the decline ever since he reclaimed the show from Conan in 2010. Also, the show isn't big with younger viewers in the coveted 18-to-49-year-old demographic. "Jimmy Kimmel Live!", "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart" and "The Colbert Report" have beaten "The Tonight Show" in that category.
Olympic swimmer RYAN LOCHTE has filed an application to trademark his silly catchphrase "Jeah!" He's said that it means, quote, "everything . . . happy . . . it means 'good'." (???) (--It's pronounced "cheah".) According to the application, Ryan wants to put "Jeah!" on, quote, "sunglasses, workout DVDs, gift cards, mugs, drinking glasses, trading cards, calendars, posters, swimsuits, swim caps, sports hats, and water bottles." There's just one problem: Rapper MC EIHT is claiming DIBS on the word. Eiht tells TMZ he created the phrase back in 1988, and he's NOT cool with Ryan stealing it. He says, quote, "Why try and trademark something his ass didn't even create? "I am mad that he isn't giving me proper recognition for taking my saying. He's just disrespectful." He plans to send Ryan a cease-and-desist order.
The "National Enquirer" says ANDERSON COOPER has kicked his boyfriend BEN MAISANI out of his home in Manhattan . . . obviously because of those pictures of Ben kissing another man. Ben is co-owner of a New York City gay bar called the Eastern Bloc . . . and while his job exposes him to a lot of HOT MAN MEAT, Anderson never thought he had reason to worry. A source says, quote, "Anderson was furious when he saw those photos. They caught him completely off-guard. Ben runs with a really fast crowd in New York, and Anderson always knew that his boyfriend was exposed to hot young gay men at his bar. But he also believed he could trust Ben to remain faithful to him."
When CHRIS BROWN beat up RIHANNA in February of 2009, she was "angry, hurt and betrayed." But at the same time, she was also worried about Chris. In a newly-released clip from this Sunday's interview with OPRAH, Rihanna says, quote, "It was a weird, confusing space to be in . . . just felt like he made that mistake because he needed help . . . and who's going to help him?" She added, quote, "Nobody's going to say he needs help. Everybody's going to say he's a monster without looking at the source . . . and I was more concerned about him."
JENNY MCCARTHY and Chicago Bears linebacker BRIAN URLACHER aren't fornicating anymore. Jenny says, quote, "Brian and I have decided to turn our romance into an amazing friendship.
Everyone is expecting BRAD PITT and ANGELINA JOLIE to have a wedding at their French estate within the next few weeks. But apparently, they're already kind of married. "Us Weekly" says, quote, "Around the time of the proposal, they filled out civil paperwork in France, and the documents give them similar rights to a married couple."
LADY GAGA'S bodyguard SLAMMED a guy into a glass wall when he tried to get an autograph from her in a Romanian hotel.
ROBERT PATTINSON could deliver the ULTIMATE EMOTIONAL SMACKDOWN to KRISTEN STEWART by rebounding with KATE UPTON. And it turns out he's got a shot. Kate was asked if she'd date Rob, and she said, quote, "I might be a little scared of a vampire, but yes, he's cute!"
Some people think there's tension on the "Today" show because MATT LAUER allegedly pushed ANN CURRY out. Here's the latest: On yesterday's show, AL ROKER seemed to call out Matt for allegedly having Ann fired as his co-host. Matt was talking to three women from the USA's gold-medal winning rowing team. He mentioned their victory tradition of throwing a teammate in the water . . . and added, quote, "The tradition here in New York is you throw her in the Hudson River." Then Al chimed in with this: Quote, "Which is different than our tradition, which is to throw one of us under the bus, but that's another story." It did seem to create an awkward moment . . . and NBC has cut Al's comment OUT of a video on their website but we have it!!!! Click here to see the super awkward video!
We know BRAD PITT and JENNIFER ANISTON don't hate each other . . . and that they probably do communicate every now and then. So maybe this isn't too far-fetched. Brad reportedly called Jennifer to congratulate her on her engagement. A source says, quote, "He jokingly asked if he should 'save the date', and they both laughed, but told her in all seriousness that he was really happy for her and Justin."
JIMMY KIMMEL and his girlfriend Molly McNearney are engaged. Jimmy popped the question during a recent vacation in South Africa. He's 44, she's 34.
On "Good Morning America" yesterday, GEORGE STEPHANOPOULOS tried to get ROBERT PATTINSON to talk about KRISTEN STEWART, but he wouldn't bite. George said, quote, "Everybody just wants to know, how are you doing? What do you want your fans to know about what's going on?" And Robert answered, quote, "I'd like my fans to know that Cinnamon Toast Crunch only has 30 calories a bowl in it, for instance." (Cinnamon Toast Crunch is Robert's favorite cereal, and George had given him a box at the beginning of the interview.) Robert also talked about his fame and what comes with it . . . quote, "It's a different thing. You get into it to do movies. I've never been interested in trying to sell my personal life and that's really the only reason people bring it up.
Here's the interview:
There's a reason why MORGAN FREEMAN gets 97% of all the narrating gigs in Hollywood: Because people TRUST him. In fact, he takes the top spot in this year's Forbes.com list of the Most Trustworthy Celebrities. The list is based on E-Poll Market Research . . . which does exhaustive polling to rank celebrities based on their appeal, public awareness, and dozens of personality attributes. Here's the Top 10 . . .
#1.) Morgan Freeman
#2.) Ron Howard
#3.) Mike Holmes . . . who does the home improvement shows "Holmes on Homes", "Handyman Superstar Challenge" and "All American Handyman".
#4.) Former Indianapolis Colts coach Tony Dungy . . . who's now an NFL analyst for NBC.
#5.) Michael J. Fox
#6.) Sandra Bullock
#7.) Betty White
#8.) James Earl Jones
#9.) Tom Hanks
#10.) Mike Rowe . . . who hosts the Discovery Channel show "Dirty Jobs", narrates "The Deadliest Catch", and does commercials for Ford.
It is a common premise of popular television shows, movies, and books today. A starry-eyed, 20 something enters the world with a bachelor’s degree from a liberal arts college hardly worthy of an entry level job. This “young adult” has unpacked boxes waiting in the basement of her childhood home with the hope of saving up for a place of her own, and questions of whether or not college relationships can last in the “real world.”
After a few years of working at an unfulfilling job, going on countless first dates, and struggling to envision a future of a life beyond, one must stop and ask the question, “What am I supposed to be doing with my life?” Coming to the realization that this is not the life you had hoped for can leave one feeling anxious and overwhelmed. A life crisis and you have yet to turn 30.
A quarter-life crisis Experts are calling this phenomenon the “quarter-life crisis,” defined as “a period of anxiety, uncertainty and inner turmoil that often accompanies the transition to adulthood.” Sigmund Freud, the founder of psychoanalysis, had some foresight when he said “Love and work are the cornerstones of our humanness,” as these appear to be the primary struggles of modern young adults.
A quarter-life crisis may be characterized by confusion of where one fits in the world, insecurity about long-term plans and life goals, frustration with relationships or career, difficulty finding a community of friends and making major decisions, or feeling like you have to do or be something more. British scientists describe five phases of the quarter-life crisis, including:
1. Feeling trapped by life choices 2. Feeling like something can be changed to no longer feel trapped 3. Exploring new possibilities and ending the job or relationship that is making you feel stuck 4. Rebuilding 5. Developing new goals that fit with your interests.
Some young adults may be able to move through these phases with support of friends and family, while others turn to support groups or therapy in effort to move out of their “rut.” Self-help books, as well as online support communities are also popping up in response to this new need. Change for the better
While the word “crisis” implies this is something we should try to avoid, the quarter-life crisis is not necessarily all bad. In fact, many people who report having experienced a quarter-life crisis come out of it feeling like they have made positive changes for themselves.
This may prevent a so-called “mid-life crisis,” when commitments to careers or relationships may be more difficult to change. Some benefit may be had in taking the time in young adulthood to reevaluate one’s life goals and make choices that will make meeting these goals be a possibility. Whether that means going back to school, finding a new job, looking for a new relationship, traveling, or simply taking a break, the emergence of the quarter-life crisis may be the key to a generation of content and well-adjusted, middle-aged adults in the years to come.
Police in Long Island raided a house yesterday, and arrested eight people in a prostitution and heroin ring. 26-year old Steven McDaniel was one of the ringleaders . . . and he'd prepared an awesome handwritten list of ten instructions for pimps.
It's entitled, quote, "Rule's 2 Da Game of Hoez!!!" Here are his management tips, if you take the ho part out I think there's an interesting management style here.
#1.) Alwayz make them need and depend on you so you have power over them. (Power is control)
#2.) Make them understand that you don't need them, they need you, and they are replaceable. Never let them no if you need them deep down inside.
#3.) Never let no 1 get away with sneakin anything cause once they feel they can get away they will alwayz scheme.
#4.) No matter how much you like or care for 1 or any of them, don't trust none of them. (Like "Scarface". Who do I trust?? Me that's who . . .)
#5.) Alwayz stay 2 steps ahead of the game you have them playin . . .
#6.) Don't let them no all your plan's, but alwayz try 2 no there's . . .
#7.) Make sure you own there mind's, body's, and soul's. (N test it out every often 2 make sure)
#8.) Keep your bi on the low as possible when it comes to family and hater's. (Cause you can't trust none of them) (--We think bi is an abbreviation for what Snoop Dogg would call a "bee-yotch".)
#9.) Alwayz try 2 no whatz goin on. (Make them tell on each other.)
#10.) Give respect when respect's due. (Follow these rule's and you should b gucci.)
RON PALILLO . . . who played high school student Arnold Horshack on the '70s sitcom "Welcome Back Kotter" . . . died yesterday morning of a heart attack. He was 63.
SYLVESTER STALLONE got philosophical about the death of his son SAGE yesterday on "Good Morning America". He said, quote, "It's tough it's very very tough. But if you have good friends and your family's support, it's just something that's a horrible situation . . .but time, hopefully, will heal and you try to get through it but it's something that is a reality of life." He also said that WORK is keeping him going . . . quote, "It's important to get back and try to start reliving your life, otherwise you can go into a spiral."
There's talk on the World Wide Web of Movie Gossip that KRISTEN STEWART has been DROPPED from the "Snow White and the Huntsman" sequel. Supposedly, Universal Studios is re-tooling the concept so that instead of a proper follow-up, they're going to do a spin-off focusing on THE HUNTSMAN . . . who was played by CHRIS HEMSWORTH in the original. That way they can get rid of Kristen, who messed a lot of things up when she had an affair with the original movie's director, RUPERT SANDERS.
ROBERT PATTINSON was on "Showbiz Tonight" yesterday with his "Cosmopolis" director DAVID CRONENBERG. And he said he's doing okay. And he was asked about all the crazy media attention he's been getting, including reports that he's drinking and "wallowing in misery." He said, quote, "Since the first 'Twilight', you enter this kind of realm where . . . you get stuff reported about you, and it's weird . . . You start having a total disassociation." He added, quote, "And on top of that loads of people just make it up anyway." Then the interviewer asked if he really IS okay, and he said, "Yeah."
Meanwhile . . . RadarOnline.com says Kristen watched Robert's appearance Monday on "The Daily Show", and it made her realize that IT'S OVER between them. A source says, quote, "Kristen was praying that after the dust settled she would get another chance and she was clinging on to that hope. But she knows now that it's not to be."
CARSON DALY and his girlfriend SIRI PINTER are expecting a baby girl in a few weeks. And they're making sure that their 3-year-old son Jackson is cool with it. Carson says, quote, "Our son is on board. For a while it was like, 'Does he know another one is coming?' [But now] he talks to her and he's excited by her. "[We have been] giving Jackson a lot of gifts, like Transformers. So he's already really excited for this young lady to come out."
The "National Enquirer" says CUBA GOODING JR. is heading to rehab, following that incident in New Orleans in which he shoved a female bartender. A source says, quote, "Cuba has had one embarrassing incident after another. This was the last straw." The source says Cuba's wife Sara got together with friends, family and colleagues and held an INTERVENTION, and Cuba got the message . . . quote, "He finally agreed to seek help for his boozing and to manage his temper."
Apparently, LINDSAY LOHAN and CHARLIE SHEEN won't be in "Scary Movie 5" for long. Because they're being killed off in the opening scene. That's all we know at this point.
Olympic pool pee-er RYAN LOCHTE has said he's "definitely" interested in doing reality TV . . . but first, he's booked an ACTING gig. Sort of. Ryan will guest star on "90210" this season . . . but he's playing HIMSELF. According to reports, he'll show up "as a guest at a resort." The episode will air on October 29th.
NBC is doing a "Law & Order: Criminal Intent" / "Special Victims Unit" crossover this season . . . even though "Criminal Intent" is OVER. KATHRYN ERBE played Detective Eames on "Criminal Intent" throughout its 10-season run . . . and she will guest star on "SVU" this season. For now, she's only booked for one episode, but TVLine.com reports that she'll "likely be back for more later in the season."
ROBERT PATTINSON made his first post-scandal appearance on "The Daily Show" last night, and it was a little awkward, but definitely entertaining. And Rob actually did really well considering the circumstances. JON STEWART started the interview off by breaking out the Ben and Jerry's ice cream. And he said, quote, "We're just a couple-a gals talking." They did reference the KRISTEN STEWART thing for the first few minutes, without actually saying her name. Pattinson admitted he didn't really know what to say because, quote, "I'm cheap, I didn't hire a publicist."
The closest anyone came to making a direct comment about the scandal was when Stewart, in a "sassy chick" kind of voice, said, quote, "Boy, you are better off! Kick her to the curb!" Rob was actually booed OUTSIDE the studio, because he didn't get out of his car to meet with his waiting fans. But he did sign autographs later that night at the Museum of Modern Art. And he told fans, quote, "Thank you, guys, for being here."
ZACH GALIFIANAKIS got married Saturday on a farm in Vancouver. His new wife is Quinn Lundberg, who runs a charity that helps Third World nations. Zach is 42 . . . Quinn is 29. They've been dating since at least 2010.
BRAD PITT and ANGELINA JOLIE didn't get married this past weekend. So now the tabloids are saying it's going to happen THIS COMING weekend. Supposedly, they've commissioned wedding bands from their jeweler worth about $784,000 each.
ANDERSON COOPER is on vacation in Croatia, but it's not clear how much fun he's having . . . because he's reportedly there with his longtime boyfriend BEN MAISANI. And over the weekend, pictures of Ben kissing ANOTHER MAN hit the web. And sources say Anderson and Ben do NOT have an open relationship. Anderson is normally a frequent Tweeter, but he's only Tweeted ONCE since he found out about the photos. It was yesterday to congratulate his CNN colleague CANDY CROWLEY for being selected to moderate a presidential debate.
During the Olympic closing ceremonies on Sunday, RYAN SEACREST decided to have a little fun by PHOTOBOMBING BBC commentator and retired soccer star GARY LINEKER. Then he posted the picture on Twitter.
In an interview with ComingSoon.net, MEL GIBSON was asked if Hollywood is a forgiving town. He said it's NOT. But at the same time, he doesn't seem to think he needs to be forgiven for anything. He says, quote, "What did I do, really? It is kind of ridiculous. So it's kind of hard to pinpoint exactly what needs to be forgiven and I don't consider that anything does because I didn't hurt anyone.
The new "Dancing with the Stars" pairings were announced on "Good Morning America" yesterday. This is the all-star season, and some celebrities will have the advantage of dancing with the same partners they had during their first run.
Here are the pairs that will be reunited:
Drew Lachey is re-teaming with Anna Trebunskaya . . . They won Season Two.
Emmitt Smith is re-teaming with Cheryl Burke . . . They won Season Three.
Joey Fatone is re-teaming with Kym Johnson . . . They came in second on Season Two.
Kirstie Alley is re-teaming with Maksim Chmerkovskiy . . . They came in second on Season 12.
Melissa Rycroft is re-teaming with Tony Dovolani . . . They came in third on Season Eight.
Bristol Palin is re-teaming with Mark Ballas . . . They came in third on Season 11.
And here are the celebrities with new partners:
Kelly Monaco will dance with Val Chmerkovskiy . . . Kelly won Season One with Alec Mazo.
Apolo Ohno will dance with Karina Smirnoff . . . Apolo won Season Four with Julianne Hough.
Helio Castroneves will dance with Chelsie Hightower . . . Helio won Season Five with Julianne Hough.
Shawn Johnson will dance with Derek Hough . . . Shawn won Season Eight with Mark Ballas.
Gilles Marini will dance with Peta Murgatroyd . . . Gilles came in second on Season Eight with Cheryl Burke.
Pamela Anderson will dance with Tristan McManus . . . Pamela came in sixth on Season 10 with Damian Whitewood.
"The Voice" has announced two new TWISTS for its upcoming season.
First off, the coaches will have the ability to STEAL contestants from each other during the "battle rounds." Basically, when a coach cuts the losing singer, one of the other coaches can choose to buzz in and "claim" that contestant.
Here's how it works out: As usual, each coach starts with 16 singers, which is reduced to eight during the battle rounds. But coaches can "claim" two discarded singers from another team, which brings their total to 10.
Then comes something new called the "knockout round," where the teams will be whittled down to FIVE. The 10 singers will each perform on a stool in a boxing ring, and the top five on each team will go on to the live shows.
Season Three premieres on September 10th.
"The Price Is Right" is holding a contest to find its first MALE MODEL . . . but unfortunately, the winning guy will only appear on the show for ONE WEEK. A casting call will be held in Los Angeles on August 30th, where the dudes will be judged on stuff like "verbal skills, posing and ability to properly showcase a product." The finalists will appear in a "five-episode web series" on the show's YouTube channel, then fans will vote for the winner, and that guy will appear on the show the week of October 15th.
There were 962 medals handed out in London this year and the United States won 104 of them. China was 17 medals behind us. Between our two countries, we account for 20% of the medals handed out this year. When you consider gold medals alone, our performance is even more impressive. The U.S. won 15% of the gold, China earned 13%, the British won 10%, and the Russians took 8% of all the gold medals. Here's the final medal count:
#1.) The United States with 104 medals . . . 46 Gold, 29 Silver, and 29 Bronze.
#2.) China with 87 medals . . . 38 Gold, 27 Silver, and 22 Bronze.
#3.) Russia with 82 medals . . . 24 Gold, 25 Silver, and 33 Bronze.
#4.) Great Britain with 65 medals . . . 29 Gold, 17 Silver, and 19 Bronze.
#5.) Germany with 44 medals . . . 11 Gold, 19 Silver, and 14 Bronze.
By the end of the London Games, only 85 of the 204 participating countries had earned a medal. The other 58% will go home empty-handed . . . but hopefully with hazy memories of fornicating with multiple partners in the Olympic Village.
The Greeks invented the ancient version of the Olympics, so some of you might be wondering how Greece did. They'll go home with two medals: a bronze in judo and a bronze in rowing.
Did you miss the closing ceremony?
The bill included: The ska band MADNESS, the PET SHOP BOYS, the boy band ONE DIRECTION, the drumming dance group Stomp, The reunited Spice Girls, Jessie J performing with Queen, Taio Cruz, rapper Tinie Tempah, the Kaiser Chiefs.
Monty Python comedian Eric Idle, Former Oasis singer Liam Gallagher's new band Beady Eye, which performed the Oasis song "Wonderwall". Russell Brand conducted a sing-along of The Beatles' "I Am the Walrus", and sang "Pure Imagination" from "Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory". George Michael . . . Muse . . . Fatboy Slim . . . Annie Lennox . . . Take That . . .and The Who closed out the Olympics with "Baba O'Riley", "See Me, Feel Me", "Listening to You" and "My Generation".
It really, really IS time for LINDSAY LOHAN to go away because she was causing trouble AGAIN last week. FRANCESCA EASTWOOD . . . yes, she's one of CLINT'S daughters . . . was celebrating her 19th birthday with friends in a private room at a club called Bootsy Bellows when Lindsay showed up and WENT OFF. A source says she, "came over and started screaming that Francesca should leave. She was yelling 'I'm a star, she's a nobody, get her out of here!'" When someone tried to get Lindsay to calm down, she became aggressive, and security had to ask her to leave. Lindsay's car almost hit a valet guy on its way out of the parking lot . . . but at least it was a friend, and not Lindsay, who was driving.
Joe Goes gets busted
JESSICA SIMPSON'S father JOE was arrested a week ago for driving under the influence in the Los Angeles area. Joe was busted on Saturday, August 4th at around 10:00 P.M. He spent the night in lockup and was released a little before 10:00 A.M. the next morning. This would be a first offense for Joe, who's 54 years old . . . meaning he probably won't get jail time.
Heading into the weekend, everyone was talking about the supposed marriage of BRAD PITT and ANGELINA JOLIE. The evidence? They were having a big party at their estate in France, and the guy who designed Angelina's engagement ring was one of the guests. Also, Brad allegedly bought Angelina a $400,000 watch as a wedding gift. Well, the official word was that Brad and Angelina were throwing a 50th anniversary party for Brad's parents . . . and as far as we know, that's exactly what happened.
But JENNIFER ANISTON made some news . . . by getting ENGAGED to her boyfriend JUSTIN THEROUX.
Rihanna Speaks about Chris Brown
OPRAH WINFREY'S interview with RIHANNA airs next Sunday night, but here's a preview. Rihanna broke down and cried while discussing her assault at the hands of CHRIS BROWN. She said, "It was embarrassing. It was humiliating. I lost my best friend." She added, "I was resentful. I held a grudge. I was dark." So what was Oprah's take-away from the Interview? She expected Rihanna to be HARDER. Oprah says, "I thought she would have been kind of a bad-ass kind of a rocker hard-edge woman . . . nothing could have been farther from the truth. She was thoughtful. She was very emotional. She was vulnerable."
Anderson Cooper's Man Kissing Another guy??
Getting caught cheating via paparazzi is all the rage: Kristen Stewart started the trend, and Anderson Cooper's boyfriend Ben Maisani is carrying it on. Maisani was photographed making out with a handsome guy who isn't Anderson in a New York park. The discreet Cooper-Maisani pairing has only recently gone semi-public, with Anderson coming out last month. Cooper and Maisani are believed to have been dating for three years. They were reportedly planning on getting married as early as Labor Day.
Baldwin Brother to the Rescue!
STEPHEN BALDWIN was at the Peninsula Hotel in New York City when a woman collapsed and started convulsing. Baldwin quickly realized she was having an epileptic seizure, because he'd grown up with an epileptic family member. So he sprang into action. He says, "I held her hand and said a few prayers. I wanted to make sure the young lady was okay and her breathing wasn't restricted." After three minutes, the woman came to. Stephen says, "She started going, 'Where am I? What happened?' And then I asked, 'Do you have epilepsy?' and she said, 'Yes.' Then she started crying." A nurse arrived at the scene to take over, and Baldwin ended up on the phone with the woman's mother, describing her symptoms so she could report them back to the woman's doctor. Baldwin's publicist happened to be there, and he'd like you to know how much of a hero Stephen was. He was the ONLY person who rushed to the woman's aid. The rep says, "A guy right next us was just sipping his martini and didn't look up. Two other girls ran over to the corner. "Stephen Baldwin was a hero to [that] girl."
Box Office Fun
"The Bourne Legacy" is the new #1 movie in the country. It made $40.3 million . . . about $13 million more than that WILL FERRELL-ZACH GALIFIANAKIS comedy, "The Campaign". The MERYL STREEP and TOMMY LEE JONES comedy "Hope Springs" made $20.1 million since Wednesday. It opened in fourth place. Dark Knight grabs 3rd.
Ladies, You Haven't Seen the last of Ryan Lochte!
On Friday's "Today" show, Olympic pool pee-er RYAN LOCHTE was asked if he was going to do any reality TV . . . and he said, "Hopefully! We'll see what happens. I'm definitely looking towards, uh, 'Dancing with the Stars' and 'The Bachelor'."
The Hunger Games Hits DVD This Saturday
Michael Phelps has accepted a new gig with the Golf Channel.
Aggressive dogs tend to be owned by aggressive people
Owners of stereotypically aggressive dog breeds such as Germen shepherds and Rottweilers are more likely to be hostile and aggressive themselves compared with owners of typically laid-back pooches such as Labrador retrievers, according to a new study. The research, published in the October 2012 issue of the journal Personality & Individual Differences, is not the first to find personality differences in dog owners based on breed. Toy-dog owners, for example, score high on the personality trait of openness, characterized by appreciation of new experiences, according to a study presented at the British Psychological Society. The same study found that owners of pastoral and utility breeds such as collies and corgis were the most extroverted. Likewise, a study published in May found that people with more argumentative personalities are more likely to choose bull terriers or other breeds with a reputation for aggression than more agreeable types.
Pastoral and utility breeds score highest on extroversion.
What is extroversion? An extrovert is someone who is outgoing, talkative and the "life of the party."
Representative Breeds: Pastoral breeds include collies, sheepdogs, heelers and corgis. Utility breeds include Dalmatians, bulldogs, poodles, schnauzers and shar peis.
Famous Owners: Actor Adam Sandler owns a bulldog, as did Winston Churchill. Actor Chris Evans owns a German Shepherd. The Queen of England owns a Pembroke Welsh Corgi.
Gundog and toy breed owners are highest on agreeableness.
What is agreeableness? Agreeableness is a trait that makes people easy to get along with. Agreeable people sympathize with others, care about their feelings and try to make other people feel at ease.
Representative breeds: Gundogs include spaniels and retrievers of all sorts, as well as setters, pointers and Weimaraners. Toy dogs include Yorkshire terriers, Pomeranians, Chihuahuas
Famous owners: Gwyneth Paltrow owns a Labrador retriever, and Jennifer Aniston owns a golden retriever. Sir Isaac Newton owned a Pomeranian, and Paris Hilton owns multiple Chihuahuas.
Utility dog owners are the most conscientious.
What is conscientiousness? People who are conscientious are dutiful and self-disciplined. They like order and schedules.
Representative breeds: Utility breeds include Dalmatians, bulldogs, poodles, schnauzers, Shar Peis, chow-chows and Boston terriers.
Famous owners: Mariah Carey owns a Shih Tzu, part of this category. Warren G. Harding owned a Boston terrier, as did Gerald Ford and Helen Keller. Martha Stewart owns and shows chow-chows.
A Mark of Stability
Hound dog owners have the highest emotional stability.
What is emotional stability? It's the opposite of neuroticism, a trait marked by anxiety. Irritation and stress. People low in neuroticism are calm, cool and collected.
Representative breeds: Rhodesian ridgebacks, foxhounds, beagles, dachshunds, whippets and greyhounds.
Famous owners: George Washington owned a foxhound. Lyndon B. Johnson owned a beagle. Fergie of the Black Eyed Peas owns two dachshunds.
Toy dog owners are the most open.
What is openness: People with open personalities are intelligent, open to new experiences and appreciative of art.
Representative breeds: Toy dogs include Yorkshire terriers, Pomeranians, Chihuahuas, Pekingese and pugs.
Famous owners: Fashion designer Valentino owns a pug. Natalie Portman, Paris Hilton, Alyson Hannigan and Lindsay Lohan all own Yorkies.
Traits of a Terrier
Terrier owners score high in agreeableness and openness.
What are agreeableness and openness? Agreeableness is a trait that makes people easy to get along with. Agreeable people sympathize with others, care about their feelings and try to make other people feel at ease. People with open personalities are intelligent, open to new experiences and appreciative of art.
Famous owners: Simon Cowell owns a calm terrier. Late conservationist Steve Irwin owned a Staffordshire bull terrier, as does action star Vin Diesel.
Agreeable and Open
Working dog owners are high in agreeableness and openness.
What are agreeableness and openness? Agreeableness is a trait that makes people easy to get along with. Agreeable people sympathize with others, care about their feelings and try to make other people feel at ease. People with open personalities are intelligent, open to new experiences and appreciative of art.
Representative breeds: Portuguese water dogs, Great Danes, Rottweilers, mastiffs, St. Bernards and boxers.
Famous owners: Justin Timberlake owns a boxer. President Obama owns a Portuguese water dog. Jim Carey owns a Great Dane and Will Smith owns a Rottweiler
MTV has been all over "Twilight" since it became a phenomenon . . . so if this is true, it's not necessarily surprising . A so-called "source" says that jokes about the KRISTEN STEWART cheating scandal are BANNED from the "MTV Video Music Awards" which air live on September 6th. Both Kristen and ROBERT PATTINSON are scheduled to present and host KEVIN HART will be under orders to, "refrain from mentioning it." Meanwhile, RadarOnline.com says Pattinson has been receiving tons of GIFTS from "Twilight" fans since Kristen's WHORISH WAYS were exposed. But a source says, "His kind heart has got the better of him, and in a selfless act he decided to send all the gifts he received to local hospitals and senior citizens homes."
People are starting to suggest that BRAD PITT and ANGELINA JOLIE are getting married this weekend, because they're holding a big family gathering at their home in France. It's supposedly a 50th anniversary party for Brad's parents, but rumors are flying around the Internet that it's really the wedding. Especially because one of the guests is the jeweler who made Angelina's engagement ring.
Is it possible to wish death to America, while still being a WILL SMITH fan? As paradoxical as that sounds, apparently it really does happen. Because what prisoners at Guantanamo Bay want more than anything else right now is "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air". The guy who runs the library there says the demand is so high that he just ordered all six seasons. It recently overtook the "Harry Potter" books as the most popular form of entertainment. "The Cosby Show" was also big for a while.
JASON SUDEIKIS is still thinking about coming back to "Saturday Night Live" . . . but if he does, he wants to do more than just play MITT ROMNEY. He tells the "Los Angeles Times", quote, "I'd like the opportunity to use creative muscles that haven't been asked of me for the first nine years that I've worked there. It could be some sort of title change. "[I have] a desire to give more to a place I really believe in. To stay just for the juice of being in the public eye . . . of being Mitt Romney . . . is not enough." He didn't elaborate on what he wants. He was a writer for his first two seasons on "SNL", before becoming part of the cast.
Yesterday, ANN CURRY returned to the "Today" show for the first time since being replaced as MATT LAUER'S co-host in June. She was there to introduce a feature on an Olympics photographer. Some people are saying that there was noticeable TENSION between them, specifically that Ann brushed Matt off when he greeted her at the beginning . . . and when he said "good to see you" at the end of the segment. For what it's worth, "Us" magazine claims their demeanor was "icy" off camera . . . and, quote, "You could cut the tension with a knife."
In an interview conducted just ONE DAY before ROBERT PATTINSON found out KRISTEN STEWART was cheating on him, Robert had this to say, "I can't trust anyone." He added, "I'm quite hypersensitive. Sometimes it makes it easier to stand your ground if you're sensitive." Asked if he'd ever been betrayed, Rob said, quote, "No, never by people who are actually in my life, like who are my friends . . . No one's ever done anything, which is crazy." Meanwhile, "In Touch Weekly" says Rob has been DRUNK-DIALING Kristen although they're not really talking. A source says, "He's been drinking like crazy. Rob had been avoiding her calls, but now they're talking . . . well, they're barely talking. There's a lot of dead silence on the phone, because there's not a lot to talk about."
KRISTEN STEWART is going to stay out of sight for a while longer. Sources say she's dropped out of an upcoming movie called "Cali". Kristen and ALEX PETTYFER were supposed to play a couple who fake their own deaths by making a phony snuff film. Meanwhile, she's also skipping the premiere of her upcoming movie "On the Road" . . . which is set for a week from tonight. Sources say she's not ready to face the press. She's also not ready to face her co-star TOM STURRIDGE . . . who's friends with ROBERT PATTINSON. Meanwhile, friends say Kristen is a COMPLETE MESS . . . quote, "She's torturing herself by constantly reading the nasty stuff being written about her. She's said some pretty crazy things lately, like how she'll die if he doesn't take her back or how no one would care if she disappeared off the face of the earth."
Reality TV skank KRISTIN CAVALLARI and Chicago Bears quarterback JAY CUTLER are parents. Kristin gave birth to a baby boy early yesterday morning. They named him Camden Jack Cutler. This is their first child. Kristin and Jay broke off their engagement last July . . . but announced late in the year that it was back on. In January, they announced they were expecting. There's no word on a wedding date.
If you want to date one of the guys from ONE DIRECTION, you need to watch what you say on Twitter. Because they'll CYBER-STALK you before they decide if you're relationship material. NIALL HORAN'S brother Greg says, "They test out girls to make sure they are trustworthy. [Niall] will follow you on Twitter for a while and suss you out, make sure you're genuine . . . then go for it." He adds, "Watch what you're saying on Twitter. Make sure you're coming across as genuine."
BRAD PITT reportedly gave ANGELINA JOLIE a watch that costs almost $400,000 as a wedding gift. It's a Patek Philippe Minute Repeater, if that means anything to you. It's gold with a mother-of-pearl dial. Each watch takes two months to make, and if you're not Brad Pitt, there's a two-year waiting list to get one.
You didn't ask for it, but yet another '80s property will be recycled and forced down your throat at a theater near you. It's "ALF" . . . the show about an alien who crash-lands on Earth and ends up living with a suburban family. The show ran from 1986 to 1990, and ALF . . . (--which stands for Alien Life Form) . . . was a furry puppet. It sounds like the new version will be at least partially computer-animated. But at least he'll be voiced by the same guy who's always played him: Paul Fusco, who was also one of the show's creators.
And if you follow country music...
The year of RANDY TRAVIS' demise has taken another dark turn. He was arrested late Tuesday night on suspicion of driving while intoxicated . . . AND for "retaliation and obstruction." It happened in Randy's hometown of Tioga, Texas, about an hour north of Dallas. Someone called the police at 11:18 P.M. about a man lying in the street. When the cops got there, they found Randy's Trans Am had been driven off the road, through several barricades, and into a construction zone. They also found Randy . . . NAKED . . . with a black eye . . . and covered in cuts and bruises. All of that was most likely from the crash, but we're not sure. Police said Randy, "had a strong odor of alcoholic beverage on his breath and several signs of intoxication." He was arrested and put in the squad car . . . and THAT'S when he made threats to KILL the troopers. Huge mistake, because that's a felony that carries a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison, and a possible fine of $10,000. At that point the cops hauled him off to jail, "still naked." Although they were kind enough to give him one of their shirts and a paper suit for him to wear for the mug shot. After spending the night locked up, he was arraigned and released on $21,500 bond yesterday morning. Prosecutors are still deciding if they're going to proceed on the misdemeanor DWI charge. The felony "retaliation and obstruction" charge will go to a grand jury, and that could take up to six weeks. Randy's people have yet to comment.
This press release just came from TC Firefighters Association:
The Traverse City Manager has denied Traverse City Firefighters the use of fire and rescue trucks and equipment on display at the upcoming Traverse City Firefighters Community Picnic. The Picnic is scheduled for Saturday, August 18, 20
12 at F&M Park from noon until 3pm. The Picnic is free to the public, and no cost to the City. The Firefighters are providing food, and activities including bounce house, dunk tank, tug of war, three legged races, and MANY more. The Traverse City Firefighters had this to say about the unfortunate choice from the City Manager, Ben Bifoss:
“Many of you know that your Traverse City Firefighters will be holding a Community Picnic on Saturday, August 18th at F&M park in Traverse City. Unfortunately, the City Manager has decided we will NOT be able to display trucks or apparatus at this event. In fact, we will not be able to use City equipment at all; not even ladders and hoses to allow the community to try our firefighter agility test. This COMMUNITY picnic has a carnival theme, and is absolutely free to the public, including all food and entertainment. It is our chance to provide a fun, family atmosphere for our community, and allow folks to mingle with firefighters, ask questions about potential department changes, and get clear and concise answers from our firefighters. This picnic is NO COST to our City. It is our opinion that the City is purposely making it difficult for YOU- the PUBLIC to receive information about the potential dismantling of your City Fire Department, and it is with deep disappointment that we report this news.
We need your support.
136 years of service to our City...countless saves, fires fought, and community service...and yet, we aren't able to wear our gear at a community picnic?
Whether you live here...work here...shop here...or play here...this IS YOUR City...this is YOUR Fire Department. Please support us now, more than ever.”
Wow, this is crazy. If you didn’t know that future employers check your Facebook page for red flags...well...you do now but check this, if you DON’T have a FB that’s even a brighter red flag. Below is from our partners at Wise Brother Media. -Josh
--According to "Forbes", plenty of HR departments around the country are worried about hiring people who AREN'T on Facebook . . . because that makes them seem "suspicious."
--Since Facebook is so popular and widespread, not having a profile makes it seem like you've got something to hide.
--And that's not the only time when you can miss out by not having a Facebook profile. A reporter on Slate.com says single people without Facebook might miss out on DATES . . . again, because it's just too suspicious not to have a profile.
KANYE WEST debuted a new song over the weekend that he wrote about KIM KARDASHIAN . . . and it carries the very romantic title, "Perfect [B-word]". Although Kanye uses the ACTUAL B-word. Unfortunately, we don't have audio. Kanye debuted it at a club in New York City after he and LEONARDO DICAPRIO rolled into the joint at about 1:30 Sunday morning and no one has posted it online yet. But a source says, quote, "[He raps] verses about his search for the perfect woman and how he has now found the 'perfect [b-word]." It also contains references to Kim's, quote, "famous curves". Just in case there was any confusion, Kanye later Tweeted, quote, "I wrote the song . . . about Kim." There's no word if or when Kanye plans to release it.
It sounds like things are moving forward for KATY PERRY and JOHN MAYER. A source says Katy has been having SLEEPOVERS at John's house, which is in a gated community in L.A. . . . "It's very private and they've been sneaking in and out. It has been going on for a while." This past weekend they attended a party at the home of a Hollywood talent agent, and the "guests" included creatures from a wild animal preserve, including a kangaroo and an alligator. A source says, "They were really cute. They were standing near each other most of the night, playing with the animals outside. [They] definitely enjoyed each other's company. They almost acted like they've been a couple for a long time. It definitely didn't seem like a new relationship."
Last year, RIHANNA appeared in several ads for the skincare company Nivea. But it sounds like they won't be asking her back because they have a new CEO . . . and he thinks she's TOO SKANKY. Well, he didn't say that EXACTLY. But he told a German newspaper, quote, "Rihanna is a no go. I do not understand how to bring the core brand of Nivea in conjunction with Rihanna. "Nivea is a company which stands for trust, family and reliability."
"Good Morning America" thought it had the first post-heartbreak interview with ROBERT PATTINSON . . . but that's no longer the case. Pattinson will appear on "The Daily Show With Jon Stewart" Monday night . . . two days before he does "GMA". Pattinson will be promoting his upcoming movie "Cosmopolis". There's no official word if he'll talk about KRISTEN STEWART during either appearance. But a so-called "source" told the website GossipCop.com, "He's never talked about his personal relationships before, and he's not going to start next week."
The downside to being a famous comedian is that people don't know when to take you seriously. Just ask ZACH GALIFIANAKIS. He says, "At my sister's wedding, years ago, I started crying. And everybody thought it was a joke. So, I don't know if you've ever been in front of the public crying and having everyone laughing at you . . . it's really not a good feeling." Zach says the same thing happened at his brother's wedding. He adds, quote, "It is one of those things that people think I'm being sarcastic, but I'm not 'on' all of the time. I like to be sincere as much as I can."
When SNOOP DOGG was Snoop Dogg, he did a lot of gangsta songs, but now that he's SNOOP LION, his goal is to create FEEL GOOD music. He says, quote, "The world needs positivity and music that feels good, because music is relief. That's what it does: It relieves your pain, it relieves anything that you're going through. When you go to a club or go in your car and put on your music it's for relief."
RYAN LOCHTE may have had his very first one-night stand! He hit a London club Sunday night with some of his teammates, and he was getting plenty of female attention. When they left early yesterday morning and piled into a limo, there was a hot redhead with major cleavage sitting on his lap.
PAMELA ANDERSON is taking her second stint on "Dancing With the Stars" seriously. So seriously that she's shutting down her DOWNTOWN ENTERTAINMENT DISTRICT, if you know what I mean. She says, "I've sworn off men until November." She's also asking her sons Brandon and Dylan . . . who are 16 and 14 . . . to help her motivate her fan base online. She says, "They are technically savvy and I'm not. Last time I didn't ask a lot of people to vote for me." Pam was the SIXTH person eliminated on the 10th season of "Dancing With the Stars". The upcoming all-star season . . . the show's 15th . . . premieres September 24th.
ROBERT PATTINSON'S first interview since he found out KRISTEN STEWART was a TRAMPIRE goes down next Wednesday on ABC's "Good Morning America".
When ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER was a young, wannabe bodybuilder, his mother questioned his sexuality for obvious reasons. He says, "My mother was always worried because she saw the pictures on my bedroom wall of naked men oiled up. So she called the house doctor and said, 'Is there something wrong? Is my son turning south here? All his friends have girls on the wall and he has only men oiled up with little briefs on.'"
SHARON OSBOURNE has FINALLY opened up about the vague Tweet she sent out last month saying she's "not returning" to "America's Got Talent". She says she's not coming back next season because she's ticked off at NBC for "firing" her son JACK in June. She tells the "New York Post" that Jack was deep in negotiations to do the upcoming military-themed reality show, "Stars Earn Stripes" . . . but they suddenly cut ties with him right after he revealed that he had multiple sclerosis. She says, "I just can't be fake. It's discrimination, and it was badly handled. It's time to move on."
Here's your update on ROBERT PATTINSON and KRISTEN STEWART: Rob made his first public appearance on Friday night since Kristen admitted to nailing her "Snow White" director RUPERT SANDERS. He went to a bar in Ojai, California called the Deer Lodge with some friends. A witness says, "He wasn't moping . . . He wasn't drunk. Just taking in the scene. Smoked next to him outside." An employee adds that Rob was, "enjoying the music with his friends. He seemed in good spirits." Meanwhile, Kristen has been staying with a friend named Giovanni Agnelli . . . who produced her movie "Welcome to the Rileys" and she's not doing well. A source says, "Kristen hasn't showered or changed or washed her hair in several days. She is laying around in her T-shirt and shorts and eating ice cream."
JENNIFER LOPEZ and CASPER SMART are denying that Casper cruises for sex , gay or otherwise, at porno shops but several websites claim J-Lo is close to breaking things off with him. One source says, "They are still together. But the photos have shaken her up . . . They have not split yet, but it's fair to say they are cooling off a bit. The pictures have created a distance between them. "They are certainly very close. But he is not the love of her life. She can live without him." Another source doesn't mention those photos of Casper near a sex shop . . . but blames the "cooling off" on their age difference . . . "This isn't Jen's first tour and she has been feeling more like Casper's babysitter than girlfriend. Casper likes to hang out and party with the other dancers and that just isn't Jen's scene . . . Jen is absolutely going to break up with him, they just don't have a long term future together."
NATALIE PORTMAN married her baby-daddy BENJAMIN MILLEPIED in a Jewish ceremony over the weekend. Natalie met Benjamin on the set of "Black Swan". He was a choreographer and had a small on-screen role. Their son Aleph is 13 months old.
ROSIE O'DONNELL has postponed her wedding until next summer . . . because her partner Michelle Rounds is battling a rare disease called DESMOID TUMORS. Rosie describes the tumors as, "odd and curious beasts, strong and sneaky . . . a non-cancer that acts cancerous." She also says there are only 900 cases a year in the U.S. Michelle actually had surgery in June, and Rosie says she's, "getting stronger every day."
The "Total Recall" remake made $26 million this weekend . . . but that was only good enough for 2nd place. "The Dark Knight Rises" tacked on another $36.4 million this weekend to easily take the #1 spot for a third week in a row.
LINDSAY LOHAN and CHARLIE SHEEN are expected to star in "Scary Movie 5". Lindsay hasn't officially signed on, but every entertainment website is reporting that it's a done deal. Charlie was in the third and fourth installments. He was killed off in "Scary Movie 4" . . . but that obviously doesn't matter in a series like this. The only other person confirmed for the movie at this point is ASHLEY TISDALE, who's new to the franchise. ANNA FARIS, who has starred in every previous installment, made the wise choice to move on.
United States took the lead on the medals count yesterday. Six gold medals brought us even with China, while our silver and bronze helped to put us ahead by three. Here are the latest standings:
#1.) The United States with 37 medals . . . 18 Gold, 9 Silver, and 10 Bronze.
#2.) China with 34 medals . . . 18 Gold, 11 Silver, and 5 Bronze.
#3.) Japan with 19 medals . . . 2 Gold, 6 Silver, and 11 Bronze.
#4.) Germany with 17 medals . . . 4 Gold, 8 Silver, and 5 Bronze.
#5.) Russia with 17 medals . . . 3 Gold, 6 Silver, and 8 Bronze.
Earlier this week, swimmer RYAN LOCHTE'S mom provided some Olympic TMI when she revealed that her son doesn't have time for a relationship, so he, "goes out on one-night stands." Well, America's most compact, sex-obsessed minx DR. RUTH had a few things to say about that. First and foremost, she wants to make sure Ryan is using PROTECTION. She Tweeted, "Hopefully Mr. Lochte, who wears a rubber cap while swimming, wears a rubber somewhere else during all these 1 night stands." She also had a lot to say about Ryan's mom revealing his sex secrets , "Seems to me your mom shouldn't be discussing your sex life on nat'l TV."
JOHN MAYER and KATY PERRY may be hooking up. Or maybe they're just taking things slow. (???) Either way, it looks like SOMETHING is going on. Wednesday night, they hit a Los Angeles restaurant called Pace, then finished up the night at LINDSAY LOHAN'S favorite hangout, the Chateau Marmont. A source says that at dinner they were, "holding hands across the table, sneaking kisses and laughing."
Maybe JENNIFER LOPEZ'S boyfriend CASPER SMART wasn't going to a gay peepshow OR an exotic massage parlor that day that he was photographed outside a porno shop. See, upstairs in that same building is the Diamond Cuts BARBER SHOP. And some barbers there claim Casper came in for a SKIN FADE. Now, he did go to the porno shop briefly, but only to use their ATM.
Despite all the rumors over the past few weeks, MARIAH CAREY is the only guaranteed judge on "American Idol" next year. So assuming there's still a seat up for grabs, SNOOP DOGG would be interested or, make that SNOOP LION, as he now wants to be called. In an interview this week, Snoop said, quote, "I'll do 'American Idol'." There's no indication that "Idol" has even considered Snoop at this point.
Starting Monday we have a chance for you to win Kelly Clarkson and The Fray tickets from RCA Records!
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LeBron James has played two games for Team USA in the London Olympics, and he doesn't have any blocked shots. But he HAS been REJECTED by a swimmer. LeBron and several other members of the Men's Basketball team went on a tour of the Olympic Village this week. While he was there, he started talking to Lauren Perdue, a 21-year-old swimmer from the University of Virginia who won a gold medal with the 200-meter Freestyle relay team. Supposedly he invited her to eat with him at the dining hall. LeBron is engaged, and Lauren said he wasn't looking for anything other than a companion in the cafeteria, and that he was, , "kind of joking." Either way, she sent him on his way. She said, quote, "I told him, 'Um, I'm sorry. I have a curfew.'" Then Lauren went and talked about it on Twitter. She tweeted, quote, "LeBron James just invited me to dinner . . . Um wuuutttt?!?" (--That tweet seems to have been deleted.)
Nothing surprising about this: SNOOKI wants to give birth in heels. She says, quote, "I'm packing heels, my leopard-print gown, eyelashes and makeup! "I wanna look good when [my baby] first sees me."
We finally know where ROBERT PATTINSON is hiding out: At REESE WITHERSPOON'S ranch in Ojai, California. Robert and Reese co-starred in "Water for Elephants", and when those KRISTEN STEWART cheating photos surfaced, Reese offered him the place so he could get away from it all. Reese and her husband, who are expecting a baby, use the ranch as a vacation home. Sources say Robert is, quote, "a total mess, he's questioning everything." RadarOnline.com says Rob and Kristen ARE speaking again . . . but that Rob is nowhere near a place where he can forgive her. A source says, "Rob just isn't going to be able to get beyond the cheating, one time or not." That hasn't stopped Kristen from trying. She's been calling and texting him constantly. A source says, quote, "She's dying to save the relationship. It's the only thing she cares about." Rob and Kristen will have to come to some kind of truce soon, because the last "Twilight" movie comes out in November, and there's a TON of promotion to be done.
CUBA GOODING JR. isn't a wanted man in New Orleans anymore. His arrest warrant was canceled yesterday after he met with police to discuss the incident in which he allegedly shoved a female bartender. He was scheduled to appear in court tomorrow, but that probably won't happen now, because the bartender has reportedly decided not to press charges.
There's speculation that JASON SEGEL is planning to leave "How I Met Your Mother" after the upcoming eighth season. An Austrian website quoted Jason saying, quote, "It's great to do some 'rated R' stuff again, because I've been playing the nice guy for quite a long time now. "That's why I'm gonna quit 'How I Met Your Mother' after the eighth season."
Michael Phelps won two medals on Tuesday, which gave him a total of 19 over his Olympic career. That's the most by any Olympian ever, passing a Soviet gymnast named Larisa Latynina, who won 18 medals from 1956 to 1964.
Cops in New Orleans have issued an arrest warrant for misdemeanor battery for Cuba Gooding Jr. after he was accused of shoving a female bartender early Tuesday morning. Police received a complaint that Cuba got physical at the Old Absinthe House on Bourbon Street around 2:00 AM. A witness at the bar tells TMZ that Cuba became upset with some bar patrons who recognized him and had been taking pictures. He reportedly began cussing at the people, so a female bartender approached the actor and asked him to leave. But the witness says Cuba didn't go quietly and shoved the bartender against a wall. Someone called 911 but no arrests were made at the scene.
It's hard to believe, but LINDSAY LOHAN actually has a sense of humility. And it came out when she was about to film a sex scene for her upcoming movie "The Canyons". The scene required Lindsay to go TOPLESS. But in order to make herself feel comfortable in front of the 10-man crew, she made them strip down to their boxers.
There shouldn't be any more drama at the home where MICHAEL JACKSON'S kids live with their grandmother KATHERINE. Michael's estate, which owns the house, has banned JANET, JERMAINE, RANDY and REBBIE from the premises. This is directly related to the chaos that went down when Janet, Jermaine and Randy showed up at the house and got into an altercation with just about everyone there.
COLIN FARRELL is still living a clean and healthy life and he credits his sons, 9-year-old James and 2-year-old Henry. He says, "What my first son James did was allow me to care for something in this world when I couldn't care for myself. James saved my life." And because he wants to see his kids grow up, he's sticking with it. He adds, "I eat really well, drink loads of green tea, and take a [crap]load of vitamins."
There's been a not-so-creative trend of "re-booting" old TV shows the past few years. We've already seen new shows based on: "Hawaii Five-0", "Dallas", "90210", and "Charlie's Angels". Plus, the CW is launching a new version of the late-'80s show "Beauty and the Beast", and NBC has a re-do of "The Munsters" in the pipeline. Now, CBS is developing a new "Brady Bunch" show. There aren't many details yet, but here's what we know: It's about a divorced man named Bobby Brady, who remarries to form a new blended family, like the one in the original series. (--Which ran from 1969 to 1974.)