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SHOWBIZ HIGHLIGHTS - 1 of 4

 

 

1.  Less than two weeks ago, there was talk that SCARLETT JOHANSSON was secretly married . . . and that turned out to be TRUE.  Scarlett and her fiancé ROMAIN DAURIAC married in Montana on October 1st.  (Full Story)

 

 

 

2.  SNOOKI reportedly REFUSED to make her new husband Jionni LaValle sign a prenup . . . even though her advisers told her to, because she makes a lot more money than he does.  (Full Story)

 

 

 

3.  A website posted pictures from 2000, showing KEVIN SPACEY cuddling with another guy at a park in Los Angeles.  Meanwhile, in his new memoir, Bravo's ANDY COHEN says flat out that Kevin is gay, and tells him, quote, "Come out, sir."  (Full Story)

 

 

 

 

 

 

5.  GEORGE CLOONEY has spoken out about the paparazzi scumbags, but CHRISTIAN BALE thinks he should just LET IT GO.  He says, quote, "It doesn't matter that he talks about it.  It's like . . . just shut up.  Just get on with it . . . live your lives, and stop whining about it.  I prefer not to whine about it."  (Full Story)

 

 

 

SHOWBIZ HIGHLIGHTS - 2 of 4

 

 

6.  This year's most-searched celebrities on Bing.com are, in this order:  Kim Kardashian, Beyoncé, Miley Cyrus, Katy Perry, and Justin Bieber.  (Full Story)

 

 

 

7.  BEYONCÉ is the Most-Searched Musician of 2014, according to Bing.com.  ROBIN WILLIAMS is the Most-Searched Celebrity Who Died, and LEBRON JAMES is the Most-Searched Athlete.  (Full Story)

 

 

 

8.  Sources say MICKEY ROURKE's recent boxing opponent WAS paid to take a dive for him.  And a friend of the guy's family also says he's, quote, "homeless and desperate."  Apparently, Mickey met him because they hang out at the same gym.  (Full Story)

 

 

 

9.  There's a clip on YouTube of an old MARK HAMILL interview from 1983 . . . where he said GEORGE LUCAS asked him if he would, quote, "Play an Obi-Wan-type character" in 28 years . . . around the year 2011.  (Full Story)

 

 

 

10.  The 1989 cinematic masterpiece "Kickboxer" was one of JEAN-CLAUDE VAN DAMME's biggest movies . . . so it's only fitting that he has joined the cast of the upcoming remake.  He's playing the guy who MENTORS the lead character.  (Full Story)

 

 

 

SHOWBIZ HIGHLIGHTS - 3 of 4

 

 

11.  The site HitFix.com put together a list of "The 10 Funniest Game Shows of All Time."  "Match Game" is #1 . . . followed by "Hollywood Squares" and "Family Feud".  (Full Story)

 

 

 

12.  TMZ claims ROSIE O'DONNELL has become a, quote, "malcontent" on the set of "The View", and is "impossible to deal with."  She's supposedly upset because she thought SHE was going to be the moderator, and instead WHOOPI GOLDBERG kept the role.  Rosie's publicist says this is B.S.  (Full Story)

 

 

 

13.  The seventh and final season of "Parks and Recreation" will premiere on Tuesday, January 13th.  There will be 13 episodes, and NBC is going to burn through them in just over ONE MONTH.  There will be two new episodes each week . . . leading up to the one-hour finale on February 24th.  (Full Story)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

16.  "Rolling Stone" has released a list of "The Top 50 Albums of 2014."  U2's "Songs of Innocence" was #1, followed by BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN's "High Hopes".  (Full Story)

 

 

 

17.  Creed bassist Brian Marshall reached out to former singer SCOTT STAPP, and he thinks he's fine . . . but Scott's 16-year-old son Tweeted, quote, "My father once again chose drugs over his family.  He needs help, but refuses to get it.   He's been on a nine-week binge."  (Full Story)

 

 

 

SHOWBIZ HIGHLIGHTS - 4 of 4

 

 

18.  LANA DEL REY is touring with COURTNEY LOVE as her opening act next year.  Lana's tour kicks off in May, and the dates for the first leg are out.  For now, Courtney is only scheduled to open up for the first eight shows.  (Full Story)

 

 

 

19.  BONO is still recovering from his bike accident, so BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN and COLDPLAY singer CHRIS MARTIN stood in for him at a U2 concert last night in New York.  They called themselves "U2 Minus 1."  (Full Story)

 

 

 

20.  Urban Quick Hits50 Cent, Kanye West, and Fabolous

 

 

 

21.  BRAD PAISLEY is not happy with the lazy lyrics in today's country music.  He says, quote, "There are phrases that are cliché that we as songwriters owe it to ourselves to not use again.  When we come around to more diversity lyrically, we can go back and say 'tailgate' again and not have people cringe."  (Full Story)

 

 

 

22.  CARRIE UNDERWOOD is altering her diet while she's pregnant . . . although she's still not eating meat.  She says, quote, "I am definitely more on the vegetarian side, but as soon as I am not pregnant anymore I will go back to being vegan."  (Full Story)

 

 

 

 

 

 

SHOWBIZ SEXY - 1 of 4

 

 

Scarlett Johansson is Married 

 

 

Less than two weeks ago, there was speculation that SCARLETT JOHANSSON was secretly married . . . because she had some extra bling on her ring finger.  Well, it turned out to be TRUE.

 

 

Scarlett and her fiancé ROMAIN DAURIAC secretly made The Big Mistake inMontana on October 1st . . . a month after Scarlett gave birth to their daughter Rose.

 

 

A source says, quote, "They kept the wedding a big secret because they both wanted privacy."

 

 

 

 

 

Snooki Refused to Make Jionni Sign a Prenup 

 

 

SNOOKI makes a lot more money than her new husband JIONNI LAVALLE . . . but if they ever split up, she's going to leave it to a judge to decide who gets what.

 

 

Sources say Snooki REFUSED to make Jionni sign a prenup, even though her advisers told her to.  (On a related note, check out some more wedding pics here.)

 

 

(I'm always torn about this.  Aren't you destined to fail when you start the marriage by signing a document that says, "Just in case we're really NOT meant for each other and I can't trust you . . .")

 

 

(On the other hand, I've never had the kind of money that needs to be protected, so I can't really say how I'd feel or what I'd do if the stakes were that high.)

 

 

 

SHOWBIZ SEXY - 2 of 4

 

 

Check Out Pictures of Kevin Spacey Cuddling a Guy in a Park Back in 2000 

 

 

HIGHLIGHTS:  A website posted pictures from 2000, showing KEVIN SPACEY cuddling with another guy at a park in Los Angeles.  Meanwhile, in his new memoir, Bravo's ANDY COHEN says flat out that Kevin is gay, and tells him, quote, "Come out, sir."

 

 

FULL STORY:  KEVIN SPACEY's sexuality remains a mystery . . . and if that's the way he wants it, that's fine.  But the media's not going to respect that.  They just keep prodding and snooping and digging.  And here's the latest thing they found:

 

 

Back in 2000, the "Star" tabloid ran pictures of Kevin cuddling with some guy in a park inLos Angeles . . . right out in plain sight.  But all you can find nowadays are MENTIONS of those pictures.  They apparently aren't ANYWHERE on the Internet.

 

 

Until now.  The website Gawker.com found the issue for sale on eBay, so they bought it and posted the pics.  (Check 'em out here.)

 

 

On a related note, Bravo's ANDY COHEN devotes some space in his new autobiography to Kevin's ambiguity . . . and says straight up that Kevin is gay, and even tells him, quote, "Come out, sir."  (You can read more about that here.)

 

 

(We should note that Kevin's sexuality is his own business, as is anyone's decision whether or not to come out.  Our intent in printing this is not to indict him, but to keep you informed about what's out there.)

 

 

 

SHOWBIZ SEXY - 3 of 4

 

 

Sexy Pictures of Famous People 

 

 

1.  Everybody knows that JADA PINKETT SMITH has one of THE most bangin' bikini bodies ever.  And now we know where she gets it from.  Check out Jada's MOTHER . . . 61-year-old Adrienne Banfield, in a two-piece.

 

 

Go ahead . . . tell me you wouldn't hit that.  I dare you.

 

 

 

2.  DAKOTA FANNING has a HOT DAD.

 

 

 

3.  Here's KENDALL JENNER, nearly naked in a Santa hat, for "Love" magazine.

 

 

 

4.  (NC-17)  MADONNA's showing off her 56-year-old hoots in "Interview" magazine.

 

 

 

5.  Yesterday was ELLEN DEGENERES and PORTIA DE ROSSI's 10th anniversary . . . and they posted a pair of selfies to mark the occasion.

 

 

 

6.  If I told you MIRANDA KERR was modeling various Wonderbras, would you hear anything I said after that?

 

 

 

SHOWBIZ SEXY - 4 of 4

 

 

More Sexy Pictures of Famous People 

 

 

7.  MTV.com posted a bunch of shirtless pictures of guys . . . separated by country of birth.  Australia's kind of stacked, thanks to HUGH JACKMAN and the HEMSWORTH boys.

 

 

 

8.  A very sexy shot of ALEXANDRA DADDARIO from "True Detective" leads off "GQ" magazine's "Year in Hotness" coverage.

 

 

 

9.  52-year-old DEMI MOORE is still nailing a 28-year-old guy.

 

 

 

10.  HARRISON FORD planted one on his wife CALISTA FLOCKHART inL.A. on Sunday.

 

 

 

11.  In honor of World AIDS Day, here are some Disney Princes grabbing their crotches and holding condoms.

 

 

 

12.  (NC-17)  CHELSEA HANDLER is showing her butt again, and Instagram doesn't seem to mind.

 

 

 

13.  52-year-old RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS singer ANTHONY KIEDIS has a 21-year-old girlfriend.

 

 

 

SHOWBIZ NONSENSE - 1 of 4

 

 

Christian Bale Says George Clooney Should Just "Shut Up" and "Stop Whining" About the Paparazzi 

 

 

HIGHLIGHTS:  GEORGE CLOONEY has spoken out about the paparazzi scumbags, but CHRISTIAN BALE thinks he should just LET IT GO.  He says, quote, "It doesn't matter that he talks about it.  It's like . . . just shut up.  Just get on with it . . . live your lives, and stop whining about it.  I prefer not to whine about it."

 

 

FULL STORY:  In addition to playing Batman, CHRISTIAN BALE and GEORGE CLOONEY have something else in common:  They've both had their battles with the tabloids.  But they have a different approach to handling it.

 

 

While George has been fighting the paparazzi, and speaking out about the importance of privacy, Christian says he should just LET IT GO.

 

 

He tells the "Wall Street Journal", quote, "It doesn't matter that he talks about it.  It's like, come on, guys, just shut up.  Just get on with it . . . live your lives, and stop whining about it.  I prefer not to whine about it."

 

 

While it's hard not to engage, Christian says that's a lose-lose situation.  There was a time when Christian was inItalywith his wife, and a photographer would hang around and say horrible things to his wife, to try to provoke him.

 

 

He says, quote, "One day I walk out and I see him.  I go after him, and he gets all these shots of me coming after him.  Bingo, he's hit gold.

 

 

"He gets exactly what he wants, smiles and walks off.  And I feel like an ass because I've given him what he wanted."

 

 

 

SHOWBIZ NONSENSE - 2 of 4

 

 

Bing.com Says Kim Kardashian is the Most-Searched Celebrity of 2014 

 

 

HIGHLIGHTS:  This year's most-searched celebrities on Bing.com are, in this order:  Kim Kardashian, Beyoncé, Miley Cyrus, Katy Perry, and Justin Bieber.

 

 

FULL STORY:  Last week, Ask.com posted its list of the most-searched celebrities of 2014.  They had ROBIN WILLIAMS on top, followed by JENNIFER LAWRENCE.  Well, Bing.com just released their version of the list, and it's a lot different.

 

 

Robin is all the way down at #10, and Jennifer isn't even on it.  In fact, there are only three names that appear on both lists.  The other two were Kim Kardashian and Joan Rivers.  Here's Bing's Top 10 . . .

 

 

1.  Kim Kardashian

 

2.  Beyoncé

 

3.  Miley Cyrus

 

4.  Katy Perry

 

5.  Justin Bieber

 

6.  Joan Rivers

 

7.  Jennifer Lopez

 

8.  Kendall Jenner

 

9.  Kaley Cuoco

 

10.  Robin Williams

 

 

Continued . . .

 

 

 

SHOWBIZ NONSENSE - 3 of 4

 

 

Bing.com Says Beyoncé is the Most-Searched Musician and LeBron James is the Most-Searched Athlete 

 

 

HIGHLIGHTS:  According to Bing.com, Beyoncé is the Most-Searched Musician of 2014, Robin Williams is the Most-Searched Celebrity Who Died, and LeBron James is the Most-Searched Athlete.

 

 

FULL STORY:  In addition to the most-searched celebrities, Bing.com also dropped their lists of the most-searched musicians and the most-searched athletes.  Here's a rundown:

 

 

Beyoncé is the Most-Searched Musician, followed in this order by:  Miley Cyrus, Katy Perry, Britney Spears, Justin Bieber . . .

 

 

Jennifer Lopez, Selena Gomez, Taylor Swift, Nicki Minaj, and Carrie Underwood.

 

 

On a morbid note, Robin Williams topped the list of Most-Searched Celebrities Who Died.  He's followed by Joan Rivers, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Casey Kasem, Elaine Stritch . . .

 

 

Former Reagan aide and gun control advocate James Brady, Shirley Temple, James Garner, Howard Stern guest Eric the Actor, and Maya Angelou.

 

 

LeBron James tops the list of Athletes.  He's followed by Michael Jordan, Lamar Odom, Danica Patrick, Tim Tebow . . .

 

 

Peyton Manning, Colin Kaepernick, Serena Williams, Derek Jeter, and Tom Brady.

 

 

(Check out all of Bing's year-end coverage here.)

 

 

 

SHOWBIZ NONSENSE - 4 of 4

 

 

Was Mickey Rourke's Opponent in That Boxing Match Homeless and Paid to Lose? 

 

 

We're learning a little more about MICKEY ROURKE's exhibition boxing match in Russia last week.  And not surprisingly, sources say Mickey's opponent Elliot Seymour WAS paid to take a dive for him.

 

 

Oh, and a friend ofSeymour's family also says he's, quote, "homeless and desperate."  Apparently, Mickey met him because they hang out at the same gym.

 

 

But when he's not there, he can be found at Starbucks . . . or on benches at Memorial Park in Pasadena.  (!!!)  One source at the gym referred to him as a "professional opponent" . . . meaning he's someone you pay to beat.

 

 

(Not that this is necessarily a big deal.  I mean, is there some reason we're demanding legitimacy in a Mickey Rourke fight?  Why bother?  And maybe it's a GOOD THING.  He gave this guy a job AND a trip to Russia.)

 

 

(Although it kind of says something that Mickey had to do this.  Is it an ego thing?  Did he really think he could make that fiasco look legit?  What was the point and who does he think he's fooling?)

 

 

 

MOVIE QUICK HITS

 

 

In 1983, George Lucas Had Planned a "Star Wars" Movie for 2011 

 

 

GEORGE LUCAS really had this whole "Star Wars" thing planned out WAY in advance.  And there's a clip on YouTube of an old MARK HAMILL interview from 1983 that proves it.

 

 

Mark was promoting "Return of the Jedi" and he said George asked him if he would, quote, "Play an Obi-Wan-type character handing Excalibur to the next generation."  Mark says he asked him when that would happen, and George replied, quote, "Around 2011."  (Here's video.)

 

 

(Meanwhile, somebody took the audio from the new "Star Wars" trailer, and set it to clips from "Spaceballs".  WARNING!!!  There's an unbleeped S-word in this clip.)

 

 

 

 

 

"Kickboxer" Star Jean-Claude Van Damme Has Joined the Cast of the Remake 

 

 

The 1989 cinematic masterpiece "Kickboxer" was one of JEAN-CLAUDE VAN DAMME's biggest movies . . . so it's only fitting that he has joined the cast of the upcoming remake.  He won't be the star this time, though.

 

 

He's playing the guy who MENTORS the lead character in the art of MUY THAI, so he can avenge his brother's death.

 

 

The lead is being played by a stuntman named ALAIN MOUSSI . . . while DAVE BAUTISTA, who was Drax in "Guardians of the Galaxy", is the villain.

 

 

 

TV QUICK HITS - 1 of 3

 

 

Are These the 10 Funniest Game Shows of All-Time? 

 

 

HIGHLIGHTS:  The site HitFix.com put together a list of "The 10 Funniest Game Shows of All Time."  "Match Game" is #1 . . . followed by "Hollywood Squares" and "Family Feud".

 

 

FULL STORY:  Yesterday was the 20th anniversary of the launch of the Game Show Network . . . and to celebrate, the site HitFix.com put together a list of "The 10 Funniest Game Shows of All Time."  Here's what they came up with:

 

 

1.  "Match Game"

 

2.  "Hollywood Squares"

 

3.  "Family Feud"

 

4.  "Win Ben Stein's Money"

 

5.  "The Gong Show"

 

6.  "The Weakest Link"

 

7.  "Tattletales"

 

8.  Comedy Central's "@Midnight"

 

9.  "Remote Control"

 

10.  "Wipeout"

 

 

(The site provided brief write-ups on each in a slideshow, here.)

 

 

 

TV QUICK HITS - 2 of 3

 

 

Rosie O'Donnell Is Probably Not Throwing a Tantrum on "The View" 

 

 

HIGHLIGHTS:  TMZ claims ROSIE O'DONNELL has become a, quote, "malcontent" on the set of "The View", and is "impossible to deal with."  She's supposedly upset because she thought SHE was going to be the moderator, and instead WHOOPI GOLDBERG kept the role.  Rosie's publicist says this is B.S.

 

 

FULL STORY:  2006 was such a great year.  Everyone was just discovering Facebook for the first time . . . the water-cooler talk was all about Mel Gibson's drunken anti-Semitic tirade . . . and for some reason, people actually cared about the DRAMA going on behind-the-scenes on "The View".

 

 

Well, if you recently woke up from an eight-year coma, and still give a crap about the alleged cat-fighting on "The View", here's the latest:

 

 

TMZ claims ROSIE O'DONNELL has been a complete TERROR on the set, because she thought SHE was going to assume the "moderator" position from WHOOPI GOLDBERG.

 

 

That didn't happen, so Rosie is throwing a fit . . . and now "her days are numbered."

 

 

Rosie's publicist says, quote, "There's absolutely no truth to this . . . Rosie was thrilled and excited to work with Whoopi, and knew Whoopi's role as moderator before she re-joined the show."

 

 

(Drama on "The View" is like the Benghazi of daytime TV gossip.  Does anyone actually care about this . . . or is it just a media obsession?  Can't we have some FRESH cabbage to chew on?)

 

 

 

TV QUICK HITS - 3 of 3

 

 

NBC Will Burn Through the Final Season of "Parks and Recreation" in Just Over One Month 

 

 

HIGHLIGHTS:  The seventh and final season of "Parks and Recreation" will premiere on Tuesday, January 13th.  There will be 13 episodes, and NBC is going to burn through them in just over ONE MONTH.  There will be two new episodes each week . . . leading up to the one-hour finale on February 24th.

 

 

FULL STORY:  The "final" season of some shows . . . like "Breaking Bad" and "Mad Men" . . . is drawn out over several YEARS.  But NBC is taking the opposite approach with "Parks and Recreation".

 

 

The network has announced that the seventh and final season will premiere on Tuesday, January 13th.  There will be 13 episodes . . . and they're going to burn through them in just over ONE MONTH.

 

 

There will be two back-to-back new episodes every week, leading up to the one-hour series finale on February 24th.

 

 

An NBC suit says, quote, "In an effort to give it the send-off it deserves, we wanted to 'eventize' the final season to maximize the impact of these episodes, which really do take the show to a new level."

 

 

 

TV REMINDERS

 

 

Tuesday TV Reminders:

 

 

"The Flash" . . . 8:00 to 9:00 P.M. on the CW.  Part 1 of the "Flash vs Arrow" crossover event.  Part 2 airs on tomorrow night's episode of "Arrow".

 

 

"CMT Artists of the Year" . . . 8:00 to 9:30 P.M. on CMT and simulcast on VH1.  Larry the Cable Guy hosts as country music honors Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan, Florida Georgia Line, Miranda Lambert, and Keith Urban.

 

 

"The Voice" results episode . . . 8:00 to 9:00 P.M. on NBC.  Three artists are eliminated to get us down to the Top 5.

 

 

"Toy Story That Time Forgot" . . . 8:00 to 8:30 P.M. on ABC.

 

 

"Marvel's Agents of "S.H.I.E.L.D." . . . 9:00 to 10:00 P.M. on ABC.  Tonight's the reveal that the alien whose blood saved Coulson's life is a member of the Kree . . . the same species as Ronan the Accuser in "Guardians of the Galaxy".

 

 

(You can preview Wednesday's schedule here.)

 

 

 

TODAY ON TV TALK SHOWS

 

 

Tonight's Late Night Talk Shows:

 

 

"The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon" - Reese Witherspoon, David Sedaris, and the hip hop duo Rae Sremmurd.

 

 

"Late Night with Seth Meyers" - Elijah Wood, Cecily Strong, and British singer Ella Henderson.  (Repeat)

 

 

"Letterman" - Jennifer Lawrence and Boris Johnson.  (Repeat)

 

 

"Jimmy Kimmel" - Ethan Hawke, Timothy Spall, and Walk The Moon.

 

 

"Carson Daly" - Tone Bell, and the Coves.  (Repeat)

 

 

"Conan" - Kellan Lutz, and Gavin DeGraw.

 

 

"Craig Ferguson" - Kristen Bell and Henry Winkler.

 

 

"Jon Stewart" - Dave Grohl.

 

 

"The Colbert Report" - Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga.

 

 

(You can preview Wednesday's late night schedule here.)

 

 

 

NEW MUSIC AND DVDS - 1 of 2

 

 

"Dawn of the Planet of the Apes" is on DVD and "Knights of Badassdom" is on Netflix

 

 

Here's what's new on DVD today:

 

"Dawn of the Planet of the Apes" stars Gary Oldman, Jason Clarke, and Keri Russell as survivors of the virus that decimated the humans, and Andy Serkis as Caesar, who's trying to keep the other genetically enhanced apes from going to war.

 

"As Above, So Below" is a horror movie about a team of explorers who enter the catacombs under Paris on a quest for the Philosopher's Stone . . . but instead find the Gates of Hell, where each of them is forced to relive the sins of their past.

 

"The Congress" stars Robin Wright as an aging actress who agrees to sacrifice herself and have her essence digitized by a movie studio, to save her sick son's life.  Paul Giamatti and Jon Hamm are in it too.

 

"The Hundred-Foot Journey" stars Helen Mirren as a French restaurant owner who starts a rivalry with an Indian family that's opened a restaurant 100 feet away.  But her rigid stance softens when she realizes what an amazing chef the other owner's son is.

 

 

Plus:  The fifth season of "Justified" . . . the first season of "The Strain". . . . and the 17th season of "The Simpsons".

 

 

 

Here's what's new in the past week to Netflix Instant Streaming:

 

"Knights of Badassdom" is a horror comedy starring Steve Zahn, Peter Dinklage from "Game of Thrones", Summer Glau from "The Sarah Connor Chronicles", and Ryan Kwanten from "True Blood" as medieval role players who conjure up a succubus.

 

 

 

NEW MUSIC AND DVDS - 2 of 2

 

 

New CDs from AC/DC, She & Him, and the Wu-Tang Clan

 

 

"Rock or Bust", AC/DC . . . This is their first album without founding member and rhythm guitarist Malcolm Young, who left the band earlier this year after being diagnosed with dementia.  Sadly, it's unlikely he'll ever play again.

 

 

"Classics", She & Him . . . It features 13 covers of classic songs, recorded live and accompanied by a 20-piece orchestra.  The track list includes:  Dusty Springfield's "Stay Awhile", Johnny Mathis' "It's Not for Me to Say", and "Unchained Melody".

 

 

"Talking is Hard", the indie rock band Walk the Moon

 

 

"A Better Tomorrow", Wu-Tang Clan . . . All 10 members are on the album.  That's 10, because Cappadonna is now considered a permanent member.  There are also verses by Ol' Dirty Bastard, who died in 2004.  ODB kicks off the track "Ruckus in B Minor".

 

 

"The London Sessions", Mary J. Blige . . . She collaborates with UK musicians, including Disclosure and Sam Smith.  Mary has said the album was about blending her style with theLondon music scene.

 

 

"Everlasting", country singer Collin Raye covers soft rock classics like the Phil Collins song "Against All Odds", the Bryan Adams hit "(Everything I Do) I Do It For You", and Billy Joel's "She's Got a Way".

 

 

"Greatest Hits: Evolution", Tracy Lawrence

 

 

 

MUSIC QUICK HITS - 1 of 4

 

 

The Top 50 Albums of 2014, According to "Rolling Stone"  

 

 

HIGHLIGHTS:  "Rolling Stone" has released a list of "The Top 50 Albums of 2014."  U2's "Songs of Innocence" was #1, followed by BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN's "High Hopes".

 

 

FULL STORY:  "Rolling Stone" has released a list of "The Top 50 Albums of 2014," and apparently they didn't mind U2 dumping "Songs of Innocence" into their iTunes . . . because they named it the #1 album.  And a lot of people online are already making fun of the choice.  Here's the Top 10:

 

 

1.  "Songs of Innocence", U2

 

2.  "High Hopes", Bruce Springsteen

 

3.  "Turn Blue", The Black Keys

 

4.  "St. Vincent",St. Vincent

 

5.  "Platinum", Miranda Lambert

 

6.  "Sucker", Charli XCX

 

7.  "Ultraviolence", Lana Del Rey

 

8.  "Run the Jewels 2", Run the Jewels

 

9.  "Salad Days", Mac DeMarco

 

10.  "1989", Taylor Swift

 

 

(You can find the complete list at RollingStone.com.)

 

 

 

MUSIC QUICK HITS - 2 of 4

 

 

Scott Stapp's Son Says He's on Drugs . . . and a Former Creed Member Reached Out to Scott, and Says He Seems Fine  

 

 

Former CREED singer SCOTT STAPP posted several paranoid videos last week, where he's either losing his marbles . . . or spilling them all over the place.

 

 

Creed bassist Brian Marshall thinks he's fine.  On Facebook, he said, quote, "I've reached out to Scott.  We talked briefly yesterday and he seems to be okay . . . I let him know that we were all worried, and if he needed a sober friend to talk to, that I'm always available."

 

 

But Scott's 16-year-old son Jagger has a different take.  He Tweeted, quote, "My Dad is too busy posting [stuff on] Facebook for attention rather than getting his act together.  #DadStop.

 

 

"[He] once again chose drugs over his family.  He needs help, but refuses to get it.   He's been on a nine-week binge."

 

 

 

 

 

Lana Del Rey Is Touring with Courtney Love Next Year 

 

 

This actually makes sense:  LANA DEL REY is touring with COURTNEY LOVE as her opening act next year.  Lana's tour kicks off in May, and the dates for the first leg are out.  More will be announced later on.

 

 

For now, Courtney is only scheduled to open up for the first eight shows.  (Billboard.com has the dates that have been announced so far.)

 

 

 

MUSIC QUICK HITS - 3 of 4

 

 

Chris Martin and Bruce Springsteen Filled in for Bono at Last Night's "U2 Minus 1" Concert 

 

 

BONO is still recovering from his bike accident, so BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN and COLDPLAY singer CHRIS MARTIN stood in for him at a U2 concert last night inNew York.

 

 

They called themselves "U2 Minus 1" . . . and the concert benefitted World AIDS Day, which was yesterday.

 

 

KANYE WEST and CARRIE UNDERWOOD also performed.  Footage from the show was included on ESPN's "Monday Night Countdown" last night.

 

 

(You can check out a 51-minute video of the whole thing on YouTube . . . or just grab some clips from Delicious Audio.  In the video, Chris appears seven minutes in.  You can see Bruce at the 39:45 mark.)

 

 

 

MUSIC QUICK HITS - 4 of 4

 

 

Urban Quick Hits:  50 Cent, Kanye West, and Fabolous 

 

 

1.  TMZ claims 50 CENT's bank accounts have been FROZEN . . . because he failed to pay a $17.2 MILLION judgment against him.  Something tells me that was NOT just an oversight.

 

 

Of course, if you don't pay a judgment, the person you owe can freeze your accounts and garnish your wages.  50 will be fine though . . . once he takes care of this.  He's worth an estimated $140 million.

 

 

 

2.  KANYE WEST performed a NINE-minute medley at U2's World AIDS Day concert in New York last night . . . and he managed to do it 100% RANT-FREE.

 

 

However, there was still a little ego involved.  U2's ADAM CLAYTON introduced him as, quote, "the most groundbreaking artist in music today."  (Here's video.  The part with Kanye begins 28 minutes in.)

 

 

 

3.  FABOLOUS says his album, "The Young OG Project", will come out on Christmas Day, led by a single called "Lituation".  He says it's, quote, "very '90s-inspired and themed."

 

 

(There's video of him talking about it, here.)

 

 

 

TUESDAY'S SHOWBIZ EXTRAS - 1 of 2

 

 

Sexy Extras:

 

 

(NC-17)  The non-pornographic trailer just went up for the "Hunger Games" porn parody, "The HUMPER Games"(WARNING!!!  There's some FCC-Unfriendly language in this clip.)

 

 

 

Nonsense Extras:

 

 

1.  BILL COSBY has resigned from the Temple University board of trustees.  (Full Story)

 

 

2.  KIRK DOUGLAS turns 98 next week . . . and his new book is in stores today.  (Full Story)

 

 

3.  Did JUSTIN BIEBER's dad throw a dog off a second-story balcony?  (Full Story)

 

 

4.  The Cake Boss pleaded guilty to drunk driving.  (Full Story)

 

 

5.  A paparazzi scumbag actually apologized for harassing HILARY DUFF and her son.  (Full Story)

 

 

6.  In honor of "Movember", there are the 30 greatest mustaches in pro wrestling history.  (Full Story)

 

 

7.  Female Little League pitcher MO'NE DAVIS has been named "Sports Illustrated's" Sportskid of the Year.  (Full Story)

 

 

 

TUESDAY'S SHOWBIZ EXTRAS - 2 of 2

 

 

More Nonsense Extras:

 

 

8.  The WashingtonRedskins offered a Cyber Monday sale on season tickets . . . that was only available OVER THE PHONE.  (Full Story)

 

 

 

Movie Extras:

 

 

1.  Somebody put together a "supercut" of clips from every movie in the latest edition of the book "1,001 Movies You Must See Before You Die".  (WARNING!!!  There's some random profanity in this video)

 

 

2.  It turns out IDINA MENZEL really doesn't know if there's a "Frozen" sequel in the works.  (Full Story)

 

 

 

TV Extras:

 

 

1.  AMC has apologized for spoiling Sunday night's "Walking Dead".  (Full Story)

 

 

2.  Season 3 of "House of Cards" will debut on Netflix on February 27th.  (Full Story)

 

 

 

Music Extras:

 

 

1.  COREY TAYLOR says SLIPKNOT could probably still be Slipknot without the masks, but they don't want to take them off.  (Full Story)

 

 

2.  NBC's "The Voice" has now sold more than 20 million downloads.  (Full Story)

 

 

 

STUPID NEWS HIGHLIGHTS - 1 of 2

 

 

1.  Here are a few random facts for you.  The Bloomin' Onion at Outback Steakhouse has 176.5 grams of fat . . . the most of any dish at any chain restaurant in the U.S.  Viagra was initially developed to relieve pain from spasms in the coronary arteries.  And Washington D.C. has a higher population than Vermont or Wyoming.  (Full Story)

 

 

2.  If you wanted to buy everything from "The 12 Days of Christmas" this year, it would cost you $27,673 . . . that's only a 1% increase from last year.  The six geese-a-laying had the biggest price jump, up 71.4% from $35 each to $60 each.  (Full Story)

 

 

3.  Here are a few results from a new survey on holiday tipping.  69% of people give holiday tips . . . the average person tips two or three people and gives them between $20 and $60 each . . . and 15% of couples have gotten into an argument over holiday tipping.  (Full Story)

 

 

4.  According to a new survey, 35% of us will be giving gifts this year to people we don't LIKE.  The average person will buy gifts for THREE people they don't really like, and they'll spend an average of $127 . . . or around $42 per person.  (Full Story)

 

5.  If you use Twitter, there's a new website called SocialSanta.co that can tell you if you've been naughty or nice this year. It analyzes your tweets for "naughty" words, and the more you swear, the more likely you are to wind up on the naughty list.  (Full Story)

 

 

6.  The Girl Scouts announced yesterday that they'll be selling their cookies online this year, for the first time ever.  They've resisted doing it before to help the girls learn face-to-face sales skills, but this will, quote, "help girls learn 21st-century skills grounded in technology."  The cookies go on sale on the 12th.  (Full Story)

 

 

 

STUPID NEWS HIGHLIGHTS - 2 of 2

 

 

7.  A psychologist in England just released a book that found your personality is basically set by age 30.  After that, it's almost impossible to change.  You CAN act against your nature . . . but it's going to take a lot of energy and perseverance to develop new habits.  (Full Story)

 

 

8.  A stylist in Seattle is leading the charge on a new beauty trend for 2015:  Women dyeing their ARMPIT hair.  Instead of shaving your armpit hair, you let it grow . . . then dye it a crazy color like blue or red.  (Full Story)

 

 

9. A 49-year-old guy in Florida was busted trying to steal a pair of boots from a Walmart last week.  After he got out of jail, he went back to the same Walmart later in the week . . . and stole the EXACT same pair of boots.  He was caught again, and arrested again.  (Full Story)

 

 

10.  In August, two guys in England broke into a house when they saw a wad of cash sitting on a windowsill.  But it turned out it WASN'T cash . . . it was a pack of novelty tissues made to LOOK like money.  A neighbor saw them break in and called the cops, so now both men are facing more than three years in prison.  (Full Story)

 

 

11.  An 18-year-old and 33-year-old guy in South Carolina picked up a 21-year-old guy at a gay bar on Saturday . . . then went home to have a threesome in a hot tub.  But the two younger guys started arguing over who gets paid more for their GAY PROSTITUTION services . . . and the 18-year-old hit the 21-year-old.  He was arrested for assault, and the other two were arrested for giving a minor alcohol.  (Full Story)

 

 

12.  Last Sunday, a guy had a heart attack at a minor league hockey game in Canada.  And one of the goalies . . . who happens to be a paramedic . . . ran in to the stands, did CPR, and saved his LIFE.  (Full Story)

 

 

 

STUPID NEWS - 1 of 9

 

 

Five Random Facts For Tuesday

 

 

HIGHLIGHTS:  Here are a few random facts for you.  The Bloomin' Onion at Outback Steakhouse has 176.5 grams of fat . . . the most of any dish at any chain restaurant in theU.S.  Viagra was initially developed to relieve pain from spasms in the coronary arteries.  AndWashingtonD.C. has a higher population thanVermont orWyoming.

 

 

FULL STORY:  Here are some random facts for you . . .

 

 

1.  The Bloomin' Onion at Outback Steakhouse has the most fat of any dish at any chain restaurant in theU.S.  It has 176.5 grams of fat . . . along with 2,097 calories.

 

 

2.  95% of the libraries in theU.S.now allow you to check out ebooks.

 

 

3.  Wolves howl together in harmony to make it sound like there are more of them together than there actually are.

 

 

4.  Viagra was initially developed to help relieve pain from spasms in the coronary arteries.  It didn't work, but in the tests, the researchers discovered its sexual side effect . . . and quickly made that its MAIN purpose.

 

 

5. WashingtonD.C.has a higher population than two states.  Based on the most recent population estimates, D.C. has about 20,000 more residents thanVermontand about 60,000 more thanWyoming.

 

 

 

 


STUPID NEWS - 2 of 9

 

 

It Would Cost $27,673 to Buy Everything From the "12 Days of Christmas"

 

 

HIGHLIGHTS:  If you wanted to buy everything from "The 12 Days of Christmas" this year, it would cost you $27,673 . . . that's only a 1% increase from last year.  The six geese-a-laying had the biggest price jump, up 71.4% from $35 each to $60 each.

 

 

FULL STORY:  Every year a study comes out that shows how much it would cost you to buy all the stuff from "The 12 Days of Christmas" . . . it's supposed to be a reflection of how much prices have gone up in a year.

 

 

So I guess it's good news that this year, it's just a TINY bump from last year.

 

 

If you wanted to buy everything from the song this year, it would run you $27,673.  Last year, it would've cost $27,393.  That's only a $280 bump, or about a 1% increase.  The jump from 2012 to 2013 was 7.7%, which is clearly MUCH bigger.

 

 

But . . . the $27,673 is only if you want to buy everything from the song ONCE.  Technically, the song says you have to re-buy everything from all the previous days.

 

 

Like, on day three, you'd give three French hens . . . but also two more turtle doves and another partridge in a pear tree.  If you do it that way, it'll cost you $116,273 . . . up 1.4% from last year.

 

 

The biggest cost increase this year is the six geese-a-laying.  Last year, the geese cost $35 each . . . they jumped 71.4% this year to $60 each.  The three French hens had the next biggest jump . . . they went up 10% from $55 each to $60.50 each.

 

 

Continued . . .

 

 

 

STUPID NEWS - 3 of 9

 

 

It Would Cost $27,673 to Buy Everything From the "12 Days of Christmas"  (continued)

 

 

Here's the item-by-item breakdown for 2014 . . .

 

 

A partridge in a pear tree, $207.68 . . . up 3.8% from last year.

 

Two turtle doves, $125 . . . same price.

 

Three French hens, $181.50 . . . up 10%.

 

Four calling birds, $599.96 . . . same price.

 

Five golden rings, $750 . . . same price.

 

Six geese-a-laying, $360 . . . up 71.4%.

 

Seven swans-a-swimming, $7,000 . . . same price.

 

Eight maids-a-milking, $58 . . . same price.

 

Nine ladies dancing, $7,552.84 . . . same price.

 

Ten lords-a-leaping, $5,348.24 . . . up 2%.

 

Eleven pipers piping, $2,635.20 . . . same price.

 

Twelve drummers drumming, $2,854.80 . . . same price.

 

 

 

 


STUPID NEWS - 4 of 9

 

 

15% of Couples Argue Over How Much to Tip People For the Holidays . . . Plus Four More Stats on Holiday Tipping

 

 

HIGHLIGHTS:  Here are a few results from a new survey on holiday tipping.  69% of people give holiday tips . . . the average person tips two or three people and gives them between $20 and $60 each . . . and 15% of couples have gotten into an argument over holiday tipping.

 

 

FULL STORY:  Americans might tip more people on a daily basis than any other country in the world . . . and now we're in the time of year when even THAT'S not enough. Holiday tipping season is here to break you.

 

 

Here are five results from a new survey on holiday tipping in 2014 . . .

 

 

1.  69% of people give holiday tips.

 

 

2.  The average person tips two or three people, and gives them between $20 and $60 each.

 

 

3.  15% of couples have gotten into an argument over holiday tipping.

 

 

4.  We are most likely to tip childcare workers, like babysitters and nannies . . . home care workers, like housekeepers and landscapers . . . and personal care workers, like hair stylists.  We're least likely to tip the workers at a nursing home.

 

 

5.  54% of women feel guilty if they don't give someone a holiday tip . . . only 39% of men feel that guilt.  (PR Newswire(Here's a guide of how much you should tip pretty much everyone in your life.)

 

 

 

STUPID NEWS - 5 of 9

 

 

You Spend $127 on Gifts For People You Don't Even Like

 

 

HIGHLIGHTS:  According to a new survey, 35% of us will be giving gifts this year to people we don't LIKE.  The average person will buy gifts for THREE people they don't really like, and they'll spend an average of $127 . . . or around $42 per person.

 

 

FULL STORY:  Are you giving a Christmas present to someone you don't even LIKE this year?  That doesn't make you a bad person, it makes you a GOOD person . . . or at worst a passive-aggressive person.

 

 

A new survey asked 12,000 people if they'd be giving gifts to people they don't like . . . and 35% said yes.

 

 

The average person will buy gifts for THREE people they don't really like, but are obligated to give a present to.  And they'll spend an average of $127, or around $42 per enemy.

 

 

The survey also found 55% of people have FORGOTTEN to give someone a gift . . . and the most common excuse they use is that the Post Office must've lost the package.

 

 

 

 

 

STUPID NEWS - 6 of 9

 

 

If You Use Twitter, a New Website Can Tell If You've Been Naughty or Nice

 

 

HIGHLIGHTS:  If you use Twitter, there's a new website called SocialSanta.co that can tell you if you've been naughty or nice this year.  It analyzes your tweets for "naughty" words, and the more you swear, the more likely you are to wind up on the naughty list.

 

 

FULL STORY:  In the endless quest to make sure technology can replace EVERYTHING, here's the latest . . . Santa Claus can now outsource when it's time for him to JUDGE people.

 

 

There's a new website called SocialSanta.co that can tell you if you've been naughty or nice this year.

 

 

The system is pretty simple . . . you sign in with Twitter and it analyzes your tweets for "naughty" words.  The more you swear, the more likely you are to wind up on the naughty list.

 

 

The website is also keeping a running tally of the 100 nicest and naughtiest people this year.

 

 

 

 

 

STUPID NEWS - 7 of 9

 

 

For the First Time Ever, You Can Buy Girl Scout Cookies Online

 

 

HIGHLIGHTS:  The Girl Scouts announced yesterday that they'll be selling their cookies online this year, for the first time ever.  They've resisted doing it before to help the girls learn face-to-face sales skills, but this will, quote, "help girls learn 21st-century skills grounded in technology."  The cookies go on sale on the 12th.

 

 

FULL STORY:  Do you like Girl Scout Cookies, but hate seeing the smile on a young girl's face when you buy a box from her?  Your day has arrived.

 

 

The Girl Scouts announced yesterday that they'll be selling their cookies online for the first time ever this year.

 

 

They released a statement saying they resisted selling online because face-to-face sales were a good learning experience for girls . . . but they realized they were leaving a ton of money on the table.

 

 

No, wait . . . that's not the reason they gave.  They say they're selling online because, quote, "[This] will also allow customers to help girls learn 21st-century skills grounded in technology."

 

 

It looks like each local Girl Scouts region will handle the sales and distribution in their area, so your money will still go to your local Girl Scouts.

 

 

The cookies are set to go on sale on the 12th at GirlScouts.org.

 

 

 

 

 

STUPID NEWS - 8 of 9

 

 

If You Want to Change, Better Do It Before You Turn 30

 

 

HIGHLIGHTS:  A psychologist inEngland just released a book that found your personality is basically set by age 30.  After that, it's almost impossible to change.  You CAN act against your nature . . . but it's going to take a lot of energy and perseverance to develop new habits.

 

 

FULL STORY:  We're coming up on New Year's resolutions, which means millions of people will swear that in 2015, they'll FINALLY start working out every day, complain less, or volunteer more.

 

 

And there's a chance you WILL . . . as long as you were born after 1985.

 

 

Brian Little is a psychologist at the Universityof Cambridgein England.  And he just published a new book called "Me, Myself, and Us" which proposes that you are who you are by age 30 . . . and you're NOT going to change.

 

 

He uses a metaphor that your personality is made out of plaster . . . and by 30, that plaster has set, and won't ever be soft enough to mold again.

 

 

His theory is based on research from a psychologist who studied identical twins back in the late 1800s and found that the mix of genetic personality traits and your choices stop evolving by age 30.

 

 

There is a bright side, though . . . all hope for change isn't TOTALLY lost, it's just MOSTLY lost.

 

 

Even though your personality is pretty much set in stone, you CAN act against your nature . . . but it's going to take a lot of energy and perseverance to develop those new habits.  (Jezebel)

 

 

 

STUPID NEWS - 9 of 9

 

 

The Next Big Beauty Trend is Women Dyeing Their Armpit Hair?

 

 

HIGHLIGHTS:  A stylist inSeattle is leading the charge on a new beauty trend for 2015:  Women dyeing their ARMPIT hair.  Instead of shaving your armpit hair, you let it grow . . . then dye it a crazy color like blue or red.

 

 

FULL STORY:  We don't always understand beauty and fashion trends, but we can usually accept them.  Not this time.

 

 

Roxie Hunt is a stylist at a salon called Vain inSeattle.  And she's leading the charge on a new beauty trend for 2015:  Women dyeing their ARMPIT hair.

 

 

That's right:  Instead of shaving your armpit hair, you let it grow like crazy . . . then dye it a crazy color like blue or red.

 

 

Roxie says that growing and dyeing your armpit hair is EMPOWERING.  She's been growing her own armpit hair for five years and says the few women whose pit hair she's dyed have all been very excited.

 

 

There's no word on whether this trend has spread beyond just Roxie's shop inSeattle. . . but now it's getting nationwide attention, so you never know where it could go.

 

 

 

 

(Here are a couple photos of women with dyed armpit hair . . . although in the photos, it looks more like makeup.  The number for Vain in Seattle where Roxie works is 206-441-3441.)

 

 

 

STUPID CRIMINALS - 1 of 3

 

 

A Guy Is Arrested For Trying to Steal the Same Pair of Boots From Walmart Twice

 

 

HIGHLIGHTS:  A 49-year-old guy inFlorida was busted trying to steal a pair of boots from a Walmart last week.  After he got out of jail, he went back to the same Walmart later in the week . . . and stole the EXACT same pair of boots.  He was caught again, and arrested again.

 

 

FULL STORY:  I feel like I should just buy this guy a pair of boots to STOP THE MADNESS.

 

 

49-year-old John Pasley ofGainesville,Floridais weirdly OBSESSED with a pair of boots they sell at Walmart.  We're not exactly sure what type of boots they are, but I'm sure he'd be happy to tell you about them . . . again, because of the obsession.

 

 

John went to a Walmart inGainesvillelast week and tried to steal the boots by putting them on and leaving his shoes in the box.  But security guards caught him and he was arrested.

 

 

But that wasn't the end.  He went back to the same Walmart later in the week . . . and stole the EXACT same pair of boots.

 

 

He was caught again . . . and arrested again.

 

 

 

 

 

STUPID CRIMINALS - 2 of 3

 

 

Two Guys Break Into a House to Steal a Pile of Cash . . . That Turns Out to Be a Pack of Novelty Tissues

 

 

HIGHLIGHTS:  In August, two guys inEngland broke into a house when they saw a wad of cash sitting on a windowsill.  But it turned out it WASN'T cash . . . it was a pack of novelty tissues made to LOOK like money.  A neighbor saw them break in and called the cops, so now both men are facing more than three years in prison.

 

 

FULL STORY:  Back in August, 33-year-old Michael Hogg and 28-year-old Andrew Wood were walking through a neighborhood in northernEngland, when they looked through a window and saw a huge wad of CASH sitting on the windowsill.

 

 

Now, Michael and Andrew are both career criminals.  And from what they could tell, it was hundreds or even THOUSANDS of dollars.  Which was too good to pass up.  So Michael smashed the window while Andrew acted as the lookout.

 

 

Unfortunately for them, the pile of cash they were after wasn't what they thought . . . it was a pack of novelty tissues made to LOOK like money.  (Like these.)

 

 

As soon as Michael realized it, they both took off running.  But by that point, the cops were already on the way, because a neighbor saw them breaking in.

 

 

A judge recently sentenced both of them to more than three years in prison.  (Hartlepool Mail / Express)

 

 

(Check out Michael's mugshot here.  Andrew's mugshot hasn't been released.)

 

 

 

STUPID CRIMINALS - 3 of 3

 

 

A Gay Hot Tub Threesome Goes Bad When Two of the Guys Argue Over Who's a Higher-Paid Prostitute

 

 

HIGHLIGHTS:  An 18-year-old and 33-year-old guy in South Carolina picked up a 21-year-old guy at a gay bar on Saturday . . . then went home to have a threesome in a hot tub.  But the two younger guys started arguing over who gets paid more for their GAY PROSTITUTION services . . . and the 18-year-old hit the 21-year-old.  He was arrested for assault, and the other two were arrested for giving a minor alcohol.

 

 

FULL STORY:  Has this country gotten so violent that three men can't even have sex in a hot tub anymore without someone throwing blows?

 

 

18-year-old Austin Adams and 33-year-old Michael Gordon of Boiling Springs,South Carolina went to a gay bar in Spartanburg,South Carolina on Saturday night . . . and met 21-year-old Douglas Tench of Charlotte,North Carolina there.

 

 

They decided to all go to a house where Michael was dog sitting to have a man-on-man-on-man threesome in the hot tub.  And things started off pretty well . . . the police report says the guys, quote, "enjoyed each other's company" for a while.

 

 

But it went bad when the two younger guys, Austin and Douglas, got into a fight.  Apparently they both dabble in GAY PROSTITUTION . . . and they started arguing over who gets paid more for their escort services.

 

 

Austinwound up ATTACKINGDouglasin the hot tub and slapping and kicking him.

 

 

The cops showed up and arrested Austinfor assault . . . and arrested Michael and Douglas for providing alcohol to a minor.  (The Smoking Gun(Here are all their mugshots.  Michael has the goatee, Austin has the dyed blonde hair.)

 

 

 

By the way, he ended up playing 23 minutes and gave up a few goals.  But obviously the only save that mattered was the one that happened in the stands, before the game even started.  (Gander Beacon / NY Daily News)

 

 

(Check out photos of Patrick here.)

 

 

 

STUPID NEWS EXTRAS

 

 

Stupid News Extras . . . Random Links to Additional Stories

 

 

A website called Shinesty.com is selling ugly Christmas SUITS.  They're like ugly Christmas sweaters, but it's a suit jacket, pants, and matching tie.  Unfortunately they're sold out right now.  (Full Story)

 

 

Good News:  A guy in Utahbought one of those unlimited pasta passes from Olive Garden back in September.  And he just revealed that he used it to feed homeless people.  (Full Story)

 

 

A 35-year-old in Minnesotadied of cancer recently.  And now his obituary is going viral, because he wrote it himself.  He aimed to be Spider-Man . . . said he died of "complications from a radioactive spider bite" . . . and called on his son to avenge his death.  (Full Story)

 

 

(CAREFUL!)  A guy named Robert Wells was just profiled on the show "My Strange Criminal Addiction", because he says he's stopped aging . . . by drinking young people's URINE.  (Full Story)

 

 

Over the weekend, a guy in Austin, Texasgot drunk . . . broke into a meat-packing plant . . . stole some sausages . . . then fell asleep in an office.  Employees found him there the next morning.  (Full Story)

 

 

BIRTHDAYS - 1 of 2

 

 

Alfred Enoch is 26.  Wes Gibbins, the innocent looking law student who dealt the killing blow on "How to Get Away With Murder".  You might also remember him as the nerdy black kid from the "Harry Potter" movies.

 

 

Britney Spears is 33.  Who cares if she can actually sing?  She's making, like, 80 bazillion dollars headlining in Vegas.

 

 

Nelly Furtado is 36.  Portuguese-Canadian sexpot.

 

 

Aaron Rodgers is 31.  Super Bowl winning Green Bay Packers quarterback.

 

 

Daniela Ruah is 31.  Kensi, the brunette eye candy on "NCIS: Los Angeles".  She's quite the minx but she does have her flaws too.  There's a crazy birthmark in her right eye that always makes me do a doubletake whenever she has a close-up.)

 

 

Jana Kramer is 31.  Country singer, former "One Tree Hill" actress, and the sexy acrobatic minx in those Nationwide Insurance commercials.  You might also remember her as a college chick who went after Turtle in a few episodes of "Entourage".

 

 

Monica Seles is 41.  Tennis minx.  Likes it loud.

 

 

Lucy Liu is 46.  Joan Watson on "Elementary".  She's also in "Kill Bill", "Charlie's Angels", "Ally McBeal", and a frequent visitor to my nightly fantasies.

 

 

Treach is 44.  Naughty By Nature.  Now resting comfortably under the Rock of Obscurity.

 

 

 

BIRTHDAYS - 2 of 2

 

 

Foo Fighters bassist Nate Mendel is 46.  So many incredible albums, including their 1995 self-titled debut, featuring "I'll Stick Around", "This Is a Call" and "BIG ME" . . .

 

1997's "The Colour and the Shape" with "Monkey Wrench", "Walking After You", "My Hero" and the AMAZING "Everlong" . . . 1999's "There Is Nothing Left to Lose" with "Learn to Fly" . . . 2002's "One by One" with "All My Life" . . . and 2005's "In Your Honor" featuring "D.O.A.", "No Way Back" AND "Best of You".

 

 

Rick Savage is 54.  Def Leppard bassist.  Biggest albums:  1983's "Pyromania", featuring "Photograph", "Rock of Ages" and "Foolin'" . . . and 1987's "Hysteria", with "Pour Some Sugar On Me", "Love Bites", "Women", "Rocket" and "Armageddon It".

 

 

Steven Bauer is 58.  Peen-chee Cubano who prefers his honky name to his given name, Rocky Echaveria.  En fuego Steven Bauer played Manny Ray in "Scarface" and Carlos Ayala in "Traffic".

 

 

He used to nail Melanie Griffith before she moved on to Antonio Banderas.  Steven and Melanie have a 29-year-old son . . . while Steven is currently shacking up with an 18-year-old girlfriend.

 

 

STONE PHILLIPS! is 60.  He played quarterback at Yale . . . and my mother desires adulterous relations with him.

 

 

CATHY LEE CROSBY! is 70"That's Incredible"!

 

 

Gianni Versace  (1946 - 1997)  Fashion designer murdered by his gay ex-lover.

 

 

 

 

Countdown to Upcoming Events

• 15 days to the third "Hobbit" movie

• 23 shopping days to Christmas

• 30 days to the New Year

• 73 days to "Fifty Shades of Grey"

• 74 days to Valentine's Day

• 780 days left of "Hope and Change"

 

 

 

DECEMBER 2nd - BACK IN THE DAY - 1 of 2

 

 

210 years ago . . . In 1804, NAPOLEON BONAPARTE was crowned Emperor of France.  Just as the Pope was going to place the crown on his little head, Napoleon grabbed it and put it on himself.

 

(200 years later, Napoleon DYNAMITE would help Pedro Sanchez ascend to the throne of Class President.  Coincidence?)

 

 

65 years ago . . . In 1949, GENE AUTRY'S "Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer" hit the record charts.  The "red-nosed reindeer" concept came from a 1939 Montgomery Ward ad campaign.

 

 

44 years ago . . . In 1970, Eric Burdon launched his "CURB THE CLAP" bumper-sticker campaign aimed at fighting what he called the "number-one sickness in the record business today . . . VD"!

 

For every donation to the L.A. Free Clinic, he sent out a fabulous "Curb The Clap" bumper-sticker!

 

 

42 years ago . . . In 1972, CARLY SIMON'S smash "You're So Vain" was released!

 

 

32 years ago . . . In 1982, a surgical team at the University of Utah Medical Center performed the first ARTIFICIAL HEART IMPLANT.  The patient, 61-year-old Dr. Barney Clark, lived for 112 days with his new fake heart.

 

The artificial heart was invented by a VENTRILOQUIST . . . the late Paul Winchell.

 

 

 

DECEMBER 2nd - BACK IN THE DAY - 2 of 2

 

 

28 years ago . . . In 1986, EURYTHMICS lead singer ANNIE LENNOX ripped off her bra while performing "Missionary Man" in front of 10,000 oddly aroused fans in Birmingham, England.

 

 

26 years ago . . . In 1988, KISS superstars PAUL STANLEY and GENE SIMMONS joined WILLIE NELSON on "Geraldo" to discuss the day's delicious topic:  SEX ON THE ROAD!

 

 

21 years ago . . . In 1993, Colombian drug lord PABLO ESCOBAR was shot to death by security forces in Medellin.  George W. Bush was saddened. 

 

 

20 years ago . . . In 1994, the tasty trollop that is HEIDI FLEISS was convicted inLos Angeles on three counts of pandering.  Charlie Sheen was saddened.

 

 

11 years ago . . . In 2003, OZZY OSBOURNE told Britain's "Daily Mirror" tabloid that, as a boy, he was molested by two older youths at school.

 

 

Nine years ago . . . In 2005, IRV GOTTI was acquitted of laundering over a million dollars for a crack kingpin named Kenneth "Supreme" McGriff.