Here's what is trending today! Local stuff (including HS football match ups are towards the bottom) -Josh
NICK and VANESSA LACHEY are parents. Vanessa gave birth to a baby boy on Wednesday. They named him Camden John. By the way . . . KRISTIN CAVALLARI . . . who dated Nick briefly years ago . . . also has a baby named Camden. And yesterday she Tweeted, quote, "Apparently Camden is a popular name!" After people accused her of taking a pot-shot, she clarified she was NOT criticizing Nick and Vanessa. And she added, quote, "I obviously love the name and I'm glad other people do too."
This is just annoying: TMZ posted some pictures of AMANDA BYNES apparently SMOKING POT behind the wheel . . . where she's not supposed to be anyway, because she lost her license last month. Meanwhile, sources tell Radar Online that Amanda has substance abuse issues, and perhaps other mental problems. Friends and family are begging her to get help, but she's not listening.
Now to more serious stuff, could Jack and Rose BOTH have survived the Titantic?? At the end of "Titanic", LEONARDO DICAPRIO'S Jack saves KATE WINSLET'S Rose by letting HER sit on the busted plank and wait for help while he floats next to her in the cold ocean . . . and eventually dies. But people have pointed out that there was plenty of room on that plank for both Rose AND Jack. So he could have just jumped on there with her, and Rose's heart wouldn't have had to go on alone. A guy and a girl even proved it quite hilariously by putting an outline of the plank on the ground, and showing how many different ways they could comfortably fit within that outline. (See Below)
So is this a glaring flaw in one of the most popular and successful movies of all time? NO, according to director JAMES CAMERON . . . because if both of them tried to float on that plank, it would have sunk. He says, quote, "It's not a question of room; it's a question of buoyancy. Jack puts Rose on the raft, then he gets on the raft . . . He's not an idiot; he doesn't want to die . . . and then the raft sinks. So it's clear that there's really only enough buoyancy available for one person. So, he makes a decision to let her be that person." He adds that even if they COULD both balance on the raft, because of the buoyancy issue they'd be half-in and half-out of the water, and would have BOTH died of hypothermia. He also said he thinks the guys from the show "Mythbusters" are going to do a segment on this very conundrum . . . and he wants to help them prove it once and for all.
"The Voice" easily beat the season premiere of "X Factor" in the ratings on Wednesday night. "The Voice" attracted 10.7 million viewers, while "X Factor" drew just 7.5 million in the 8:00 P.M. hour.
The next "American Idol" judging panel will feature MARIAH CAREY, RANDY JACKSON, NICKI MINAJ and KEITH URBAN. And that's official . . . according to KATIE COURIC. (???) She said this during an interview with JENNIFER LOPEZ that airs on her show today.
Traverse City/ Northern Michigan Buzz
Football Match Ups for today:
Traverse City West vs. Alpena
Gaylord vs. Cadillac
Mancelona vs. Central Lake
Ludington vs. Cheboygan
Kalkaska vs. East Jordan
Charlevoix vs. Elk Rapids
Jo'burg-Lewiston vs. Forest Area
Onaway vs. Gaylord St. Mary
T.C. St. Francis vs. Grayling
Boyne City vs. Harbor Springs
St. Ignace vs. Inland Lakes
Traverse City Christian vs. Onekama
Rudyard vs. Pellston
Kingsley vs. Suttons Bay
Petoskey vs. Traverse City Central
Directly from our friends at theticker.tc: "Attention, bargain hunters! The biggest garage sale of the season happens this Saturday: The Father Fred Foundation Garage Sale Fundraiser, where thousands of items will be for sale at bargain prices, including furniture, antiques and collectibles, toys, household goods, clothing, jewelry, sporting goods and more. All proceeds benefit The Father Fred Foundation’s programs and services. Find the goods at 826 Hastings St. in Traverse City from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m."
Don't forget about Odawa Star tonight at 8pm at the Odawa Casino in Petoskey! If you can sing you might be $1,000 richer!