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- Celeb couples you never knew existed
- Couple finds $10 MILLION in buried treasure
- What tourist traps are overrated?
Commentary: Why Does Miley Cyrus Take All the Heat for Being Whorish When Beyoncé Is Making Videos Like This?
Beyoncé's new video "Partition" is basically a STRIPPER routine . . . and we're kind of wondering why she gets away with stuff like that when MILEY CYRUS takes all the heat. Maybe Miley's just doing a PARODY of all the overt, shameless sexuality in pop music.
I don't want to condone the career path MILEY CYRUS is on, but I think maybe it's time to examine why she takes all the heat for acting like a HOOKER, when BEYONCÉ is out there making videos like her latest, "Partition".
This thing is SO sexual, and she shows SO MUCH skin . . . especially on her booty. The only thing that separates her from the average STRIPPER is that she actually sings the song she's dancing to.
24 Celebrity Couples You Never Knew Were a Thing
Justin Timberlake and Fergie. This one happened in 1996, when Justin was 16 and Fergie was a COUGARIFFIC 21.
Alexander Skarsgard and Amanda Seyfried. They went on a few casual dates after Amanda broke up with her boyfriend Dominic Cooper in 2010.
Natalie Portman and bald little DJ-guy Moby. They dated briefly in 2001, and Moby later revealed that it made him the subject of, quote, "a lot of nerd wrath", because he was doing Luke Skywalker's mom.
Ryan Gosling and Sandra Bullock. Sandra sunk her claws into Ryan, who's 16 years younger, after they met on the set of the movie "Murder By Numbers". They dated from 2002 to 2003.
David Arquette and Drew Barrymore. They were teenagers when they hooked up in 1991.
Drew went on a date with Christian Bale a few years later, but he says, quote, "We went to see some bloody awful horror film, and that was the end of it. She never called again."
Lance Armstrong and Ashley Olsen. Yes, this actually happened, in 2007.
Cameron Diaz and British pop dork Robbie Williams. This was in 2003, when people kind of knew who Robbie Williams was.
Tobey Maguire and Rashida Jones. They dated from 1997 to 1999, but broke up just before Tobey landed the lead in "Spider-Man".
Ryan Reynolds and Alanis Morissette. You probably remember this one, because it lasted from 2002 to 2007.
Matthew Perry and Heather Graham. They were making the Beast with Two Backs briefly in 2003.
Leonardo DiCaprio and Naomi Campbell. Leo didn't just start nailing supermodels yesterday. He was hitting this in 1995. Naomi also had a thing in the '90s with Robert De Niro . . . who's notorious for his Jungle Fever.
Nick Lachey and Kim Kardashian. Kim got with him in 2006, at the height of his fame after his split from Jessica Simpson. He even came up with the crazy theory that she used him for publicity. Kim dated Nick Cannon that same year.
Jason Schwartzman and Zooey Deschanel. They were interlocking genitalia between 2003 and 2005.
Josh Hutcherson and Vanessa Hudgens. This is another one you probably remember. They hooked up after meeting on the set of "Journey 2: The Mysterious Island". They had already broken up by the time it came out in 2012.
Ashton Kutcher and January Jones. They dated from 1998 to 2001, but Ashton wasn't supportive of January's career. He supposedly told her she wasn't a good enough actress to make it.
Tom Cruise and Cher. Another 16-year age difference. They hooked up in 1987, and Cher later admitted she was, quote, "crazy about him."
Shia LaBeouf and Hilary Duff. They went on ONE date. We don't know when it happened, but in an interview a few years ago, Shia called it, quote, "the worst date either of us has ever had."
Matthew Morrison and Kristen Bell. They dated briefly when they were both students at NYU.
Robert Downey Jr. and Sarah Jessica Parker. You may have forgotten about this one, but these two were a big item in the '80s. But even back then he was dealing with his "issues", and that's what eventually drove them apart.
Anthony Kiedis from the Red Hot Chili Peppers and Heidi Klum. This was pre-Seal, of course. They had a brief fling in 2002.
Meanwhile, Seal was nailing Tyra Banks back in the mid-'90s.
Liam Neeson and Helen Mirren. They met on the set of "Excalibur" in 1980, and Liam was lucky enough to tap that for the next four years.
Kim Kardashian Says Her Wedding Will Be "Super-Small [and] Intimate"
If you're expecting KIM KARDASHIAN'S next wedding to be a massive blowout, think again. On RYAN SEACREST'S radio show yesterday, Kim said she and KANYE WEST are going totally low-key.
She called the upcoming event, quote, "super, super-small [and] intimate" . . . adding, quote, "We want it to be smaller and more intimate than people are imagining and thinking."
She added that it's happening in Paris sometimes this year . . . but she wouldn't say exactly where or when. (You can listen to the interview here. The wedding talk starts at about the 7:04 mark.)
2. On "The Daily Show", JON STEWART spent a few episodes trying to convince everyone that JENNIFER LAWRENCE looks like a young HELEN MIRREN. But even Jennifer herself wasn't really on board. These photos might change some minds.
3. Here's a gallery of 21 Celebrity Browstaches. Basically, they just took people's faces, put them upside-down on their heads, then positioned their eyebrows so they're mustaches.
4. (NC-17) MICHELLE RODRIGUEZ posted a nude photo of herself on Instagram. It's from behind. She's in Thailand sitting on some grass overlooking the ocean, and she appears to be in a yoga or meditation pose.
5. KAT DENNINGS' cleavage just makes me love America.
6. You may not have noticed this, but ROBIN THICKE holds his arms out like a Ken Doll a lot.
Does Justin Bieber Think Pandas Listen to His Music?
A witness claims that JUSTIN BIEBER was talking to the pandas at Zoo Atlanta on Monday. She says he was saying things like, quote, "I know you've listened to my music" and "Wake up, panda I know you wanna take a picture with me." He was also being obnoxious and kicking the glass.
She also said employees were getting upset with Justin because he was kicking the glass and being obnoxious. (Check out some pictures of Justin at the zoo.)
The 12 Greatest Performances Not Nominated for Oscars
RollingStone.com has a list of the 12 Greatest Performances Not Nominated for Oscars. They include Jeff Bridges in "The Big Lebowski", Christian Bale in "American Psycho" and Sean Penn in "Fast Times at Ridgemont High".
Jeff Bridges, "The Big Lebowski" (1998)
Edward Norton, "Fight Club" (1999)
Reese Witherspoon, "Election" (1999)
Mark Wahlberg, "Boogie Nights" (1997)
Bill Murray, "Rushmore" (1998)
Naomi Watts, "Mulholland Drive" (2001)
Sacha Baron Cohen, "Borat" (2006)
Natalie Portman, "The Professional" (1994)
Christian Bale, "American Psycho" (2000)
Sean Penn, "Fast Times at Ridgemont High" (1982)
Malcolm McDowell, "A Clockwork Orange" (1971)
Anthony Perkins, "Psycho" (1960)
The Olympics Took the Top Seven Spots in the Ratings Again Last Week
The Winter Olympics took the top seven spots in the ratings last week. Monday's primetime coverage did the best, with 23.5 million viewers. Even still, this year's coverage was the lowest-rated ever in the key demo.
NBC also used the Olympics to help launch two new shows over the weekend. On Saturday, "About a Boy" debuted with 8.3 million viewers, and on Sunday "Growing Up Fisher" debuted with 8.9 million viewers. Here are last week's top ten shows:
1. Monday's primetime Olympics coverage, NBC, 23.5 million viewers.
2. Thursday's primetime Olympics coverage, NBC, 20.3 million viewers.
3. Wednesday's primetime Olympics coverage, NBC, 20.2 million viewers.
4. Tuesday's primetime Olympics coverage, NBC, 18.9 million viewers.
5. Olympics "Closing Ceremony", NBC, 15.1 million viewers.
6. Friday's primetime Olympics coverage, NBC, 14.9 million viewers
7. Saturday's primetime Olympics coverage, NBC, 13.2 million viewers
8. "The Walking Dead", AMC, 13.1 million viewers
9. "Sochi Gold", NBC, 12.7 million viewers.
10. A "Big Bang Theory" repeat, CBS, 10.2 million viewers.
Wednesday TV Reminders:
• "Survivor: Cagayan" [28th Season Premiere] . . . 8:00 to 10:00 P.M. on CBS. This season is in the Philippines and the contestants are divided into one of three tribes . . . Brains, Brawn or Beauty. (Tribes)
• "American Idol" . . . 8:00 to 10:00 P.M. on Fox. The Top 13 perform.
• "Mixology" [Series Premiere] . . . 9:30 to 10:00 P.M. on ABC. A sitcom from the writers of "The Hangover". The entire season takes place during one night at a bar.
The cast includes Vanessa Lengies, who has a recurring role as Sugar Motta on "Glee", and Adam Campbell, who played the British guy on "Harper's Island".
• "The Americans" [2nd Season Premiere] . . . 10:00 to 11:00 P.M. on FX.
• "Ali G: Rezurection" [Series Premiere] . . . 10:30 to 11:00 P.M. on FXX. Sacha Baron Cohen gives new introductions to the 12 episodes of "Da Ali G Show" that aired in the U.S. and the six that only aired on British TV. (Trailer) RESPECT!
Tonight's Late Night Talk Shows:
• "The Tonight Show" - Jimmy's guests are Drew Barrymore, Adam Sandler, and Dierks Bentley.
• "Late Night" - Seth's guests are Kelly Ripa and Brad Paisley. Plus: Robyn Doolittle, author of "Crazy Town: The Rob Ford Story".
• "Letterman" - Meredith Vieira and Band of Horses.
• "Jimmy Kimmel" - Ellen DeGeneres, fashion designer Tom Ford, and Sky Ferreira.
• "Carson Daly" - British comedienne Andi Osho. Music Guests: Lucius and La Luz.
• "Arsenio" - Deion Sanders & Tracey Edmonds from "Deion's Family Playbook". Plus: Ross Mathews, author of "Man Up: Tales of My Delusional Self Confidence", and a performance from Schoolboy Q.
• "Conan" - Sarah Michelle Gellar and Nick Kroll.
• "Craig Ferguson" - Alice Eve ("Cold Comes the Night") and Serbian minx Bojana Novakovic from "Rake".
• "Chelsea Lately" - Figure skaters Tara Lipinski and Johnny Weir.
• "Jon Stewart" - Liam Neeson ("Non-Stop").
• "The Colbert Report" - Figure skaters Meryl Davis and Charlie White.
The "Most Distinctive" Musical Act in Every State
A new report shows which musical acts are streamed more in certain states, compared to the rest of America. For example, LINKIN PARK is uniquely popular in Arizona . . . and Texans stream GEORGE STRAIT at a much more frequent rate than the rest of the U.S.
Alaska: Hong Kong singer Ginger Kwan (???)
Alabama: The Civil Wars
Arkansas: Wiz Khalifa
Arizona: Linkin Park
California: British electronic artist Bonobo
Colorado: The New Zealand indie rock band The Naked And Famous
Connecticut: David Guetta
Florida: Rick Ross
Hawaii: J-Boog, who was in the R&B group B2K
Idaho: Tegan and Sara
Illinois: Sufjan Stevens
Indiana: Blake Shelton
Kansas: Eric Church
Kentucky: Fall Out Boy
Louisiana: Rapper Kevin Gates
Massachusetts: Neil Young
Maryland: Kelly Rowland
Michigan: Young Jeezy
Missouri: The Shins
Mississippi: Louisiana hip-hop singer August Alsina
Montana: Tim McGraw
North Carolina: Miguel
North Dakota: Stone Sour
Nebraska: The British indie pop band Bastille
New Hampshire: Grateful Dead
New Jersey: Bruce Springsteen
New Mexico: Alan Jackson
New York: James Blake
Ohio: Florida Georgia Line
Oklahoma: Jason Aldean
Oregon: Kurt Vile, who was in the indie rock band The War on Drugs
Pennsylvania: Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros
Rhode Island: Nirvana
South Carolina: The Christian group Hillsong United
South Dakota: Hinder
Tennessee: Juicy J from Three 6 Mafia
Texas: George Strait
Utah: The electronic rock band AWOLNATION
Virginia: Dave Matthews Band
Washington: The indie folk rock band The Head and the Heart
Wisconsin: Jack Johnson
West Virginia: Matchbox Twenty
Wyoming: The reggae band Dirty Heads (???)
Five Random Facts For Wednesday
1. The average American eats six to seven pounds of peanut butter per year.
2. There's a German word specifically for the weight you gain from overeating when you're depressed. The word is "kummerspeck" . . . and it literally translates to "GRIEF BACON." Which would be a great name for an indie band.
3. The astronomer who came up with the Big Bang theory was also a CATHOLIC PRIEST, Monseigneur Georges Lemaitre. He came up with the actual theory, not the TV show, since we KNOW that's what you thought of.
4. The guy who wrote the "Bah dah dah dah dah, I'm lovin' it" jingle for McDonald's committed suicide five years later, in 2008. He was a 40-year-old named Paul Tilley and he killed himself in Chicago.
5. There are only four cities in the U.S. that have a VOLCANO within city limits: Portland, Oregon . . . Bend, Oregon . . . Jackson, Mississippi . . . and Honolulu, Hawaii.
And Now, Three New Things to Worry About
1. Tax cheats are spreading. In a new survey, 12% of people say it's okay to cheat on your taxes either a little bit or as much as possible. That's up from 11% last year and 9% in 2008. (Yahoo Finance)
2. Women can have painful, day-long "engorgements" too. Everyone knows the erectile dysfunction ads that say, "If it lasts more than four hours, tell your doctor." Turns out long, painful engorgements aren't just for men.
There's a rare case in the "Journal of Sexual Medicine" about a WOMAN whose love button was engorged for more than a day. It was BRUTALLY painful and she couldn't walk. But somehow doctors cured her using a decongestant. (???) (LiveScience)
3. Fracking causes gonorrhea. The fracking process breaks rocks in the Earth to free up oil. It's a revolutionary source for oil, but potentially bad for the environment. Now, it's also horrific for fracking workers' JUNK.
When a fracking rig pops up in a remote area, the workers have a lot of money and NOT a lot of choices in women. So they take any hookers that come to town . . . and that's led a 32.4% increase in STD rates in counties with heavy fracking. (Vice)
Ten Things Women Decide About Their Wedding Before They Even Start Dating Someone
According to a new survey, 60% of single women have already planned some of their wedding . . . even though they're not dating anyone. The top things they've already picked out are the style of dress, where to go on the honeymoon, their bridesmaids, the flowers, and their hairstyle.
1. The style of wedding dress they want.
2. Where they're going for the honeymoon.
3. Who will be their bridesmaids.
4. Which flowers they want.
5. How they'll wear their hair.
6. The wedding venue.
7. The food that will be served.
8. Whether they'll have a traditional cake or something else.
9. What they'll say in their vows.
10. What time of year they want to get married . . . and possibly even a specific date. (FemaleFirst)
A Guy Tweeted Domino's That He Burned His Junk Having Sex With a Pizza . . . and They Actually Apologize
On Monday, a man in England tweeted Domino's with a problem . . . quote, "I've just made love to one of your pizzas and burnt my penis severely. Please advise on your terms for a refund." And . . . the person manning the Domino's U.K. Twitter account actually wrote him back and gave him the email for their head office.
Hipsters Who Can't Grow Facial Hair Are Now Getting Beard Transplants
You're not a real hipster in 2014 unless you have a beard. At least if you're a guy. Or, I guess, even if you're a woman. How hipster would THAT be? But . . . what if you CAN'T grow a beard? Does that stop you from being a hipster?
The answer is NO. According to some plastic surgeons in New York, they're doing at least one BEARD TRANSPLANT every week for hipsters from Brooklyn who can't grow their own facial hair.
A beard transplant runs anywhere from $3,000 to $7,000. (DNA Info)
Science Has Figured Out Why You Hate Hawaiian Shirts
Do you CRINGE when you see a guy wearing a Hawaiian shirt? Assuming you're not at a JIMMY BUFFETT concert or actually in Hawaii . . . or working in morning radio. You're not alone. A LOT of people hate Hawaiian shirts.
And researchers at the University of Hawaii at Manoa actually did a scientific study on WHY people hate guys wearing Hawaiian shirts . . . and the most common words used to describe people in them.
Virtually ALL the words people used to describe guys in Hawaiian shirts are negative, including: Tourist, vulgar, bad taste, foolish, sloppy, inappropriate, inauthentic, bizarre, chubby, and low class. (Popular Science)
What Tourist Attraction Is Seriously Overrated?
1. Miami Beach. Quote, "The reality didn't quite match with the stylish, clean image I'd been imagining."
2. The Golden Gate Bridge. Quote, "I thought it would be more impressive, but it was just an ordinary red bridge."
3. The Space Needle, Seattle. Quote, "In the pictures, it looked colorful and like it was from outer space. But it wasn't like that at all."
4. The Grand Canyon. Quote, "There was nothing there."
5. The Statue of Liberty. Quote, "When I got close to it, I was surprised at how small it was
6. Waikiki Beach, Hawaii. Quote, "There were so many Japanese people that it didn't even feel like I went overseas." (RocketNews 24)
A Couple Walking Their Dog in California Find $10 Million in Buried Treasure
: A couple in northern California was walking their dog recently, when they saw the top of an old, rusty metal can sticking out of the ground on their property. And when they opened it, they found $10 MILLION worth of GOLD COINS inside. Their land is in the area where the California gold rush happened in the mid-1800s.
A Couple Accidentally Burned Down Their House When Sunlight Hit Their Crystal Ball and Started a Fire
On Sunday afternoon, a couple in London left their CRYSTAL BALL in front of a window . . . it got hit by sunlight and refracted the sun's rays . . . set fire to the curtains . . . and accidentally started a HOUSE FIRE. The couple got out safely, but their house was trashed.
Arizona's Controversial "Gay Ban" is Drawing Heat From the NFL, Apple, and Anderson Cooper
The governor of Arizona might sign a law that allows businesses to turn away gay customers. But it could come at a BIG price. The NFL has said it would consider moving the 2015 Super Bowl out of Arizona . . . and Apple might not build a new plant their either.
1. Next year's Super Bowl is scheduled to be in Arizona. And yesterday, an NFL spokesman said that if Arizona goes through with this law, the NFL will strongly consider moving the Super Bowl to a different state.
Quote, "Our policies emphasize tolerance and inclusiveness and prohibit discrimination." (USA Today)
2. A few months ago, Apple announced plans to open a new plant in Arizona, which would create 2,000 jobs. But Apple's CEO, TIM COOK, happens to be gay, and Apple has always taken a strong pro-gay rights stance.
So they've encouraged Brewer to veto the bill . . . and there's an implication they might think about putting their plant elsewhere if it happens. Other companies that have encouraged Brewer to veto are Marriott and American Airlines. (Wall Street Journal)
3. And if you want to see a great takedown of an Arizona state senator who supports the bill, watch his appearance on "Anderson Cooper 360" from Monday . . . where Anderson just DEMOLISHES him. (Huffington Post)
Teresa Palmer is 28. Hot blonde in fantastical films like "Warm Bodies", "I Am Number Four", and "The Sorcerer's Apprentice".
Corinne Bailey Rae is 35. British minx who sings "Put Your Records On".
Mark Dacascos is 50. Wo Fat on "Hawaii Five-0", Eric Draven on the TV version of "The Crow", and the extremely nimble host of "Iron Chef America".
Erykah Badu is 43. Birth name: Erica Wright. Afro presentation: TIGHT! She has three babies with three different daddies . . . including Andre 3000 of Outkast. During the birth of her third child, she and the daddy, Jay Electronica, TWEETED.
Krista Lane is 55. Mattress actress who's starred in 172 fine films, including . . . "Mad Jack: Beyond Thunderbone", "Captain Hooker and Peter Porn", "Jane Bond Meets Thunderballs" AND "Jane Bond Meets the Man With The Golden Rod"!
Michael Bolton is 61. He used to nail Pamela Anderson, Ashley Judd and former "Desperate Housewives" slut Nicollette Sheridan.
Fats Domino: Dead or Alive? ALIVE! He's 86 now. Biggest Hit: "Blueberry Hill".
JOHNNY CASH!!! (1932 - 2003) He would have been 82.
Tony Randall (1920 - 2004) Selfishly fathered two kids when he was in his late 70s . . . then kicked the bucket a month before his second son's sixth birthday! Nice one Tony . . . it must have been a fun birthday party.
Jackie Gleason (1916 - 1987) Old-school genius who was Ralph Kramden on "The Honeymooners". Not to mention U.S. Bates . . . the man who purchases Richard Pryor in the classic racial comedy "The Toy" . . . starring a pre-porno Scotty Schwartz as "Master" Bates!
WILLIAM FRAWLEY (1887 - 1966) Old-school genius that was FRED MERTZ!
Dr. John Kellogg (1852 - 1943) Genius who invented Corn Flakes.
Levi Strauss (1829 - 1902) Genius who invented jeans.
Countdown to Upcoming Events
• 4 days to the Oscars
• 11 days to Daylight Savings
• 19 days to St. Patrick's Day
• 34 days to April Fool's Day
• 37 days to "Captain America 2"
• 1,059 days left of "Hope and Change"
145 years ago . . . In 1869, the 15TH AMENDMENT to the U.S. Constitution was sent out to the states for ratification . . . effectively GUARANTEEING BLACKS THE RIGHT TO VOTE. (It was cool of them to do it before the end of Black History Month, too. You know?) (???)
85 years ago . . . In 1929, President Calvin Coolidge signed a measure establishing GRAND TETON National Park.
69 years ago . . . In 1945, a midnight curfew on nightclubs, bars and OTHER PLACES OF ENTERTAINMENT . . . (Translation: CRUISING FOR SEX) . . . went into effect across the nation!
63 years ago . . . In 1951, the 22ND AMENDMENT to the Constitution was ratified, limiting a president to two terms in office.
42 years ago . . . In 1972, HARRY NILSSON'S HEART-BREAKING MONSTER JAM "WITHOUT YOU" BEGAN ITS SECOND WEEK AT THE TOP OF THE CHARTS.
31 years ago . . . In 1983, "PASS THE DUTCHIE" BY MUSICAL YOUTH PEAKED AT #10 ON THE POP SINGLES CHART! (???)
30 years ago . . . In 1984, in between discreet encounters with his mistress, JESSE JACKSON admitted that he had called New York City "HYMIETOWN".
29 years ago . . . In 1985, at the 27th annual Grammy Awards, TINA TURNER won Best Record, Best Pop Vocal Performance and Best Song for "What's Love Got To Do With It" . . . CYNDI LAUPER won Best New Artist, and LIONEL RICHIE won Best Album for "Can't Slow Down".
26 years ago . . . In 1988, the original "Hairspray" was released . . . starring RICKI LAKE as a pleasantly plump teen. Ricki's mom was played by 300-pound transvestite DIVINE . . . which is why the role has always been played by a dude since.
21 years ago . . . In 1993, a terrorist bomb exploded in the garage of New York's WORLD TRADE CENTER, killing six people and injuring more than 1,000 others.
17 years ago . . . In 1997, "Booty Call" was released . . . most of the movie is about JAMIE FOXX and TOMMY DAVIDSON trying to purchase rubbers.
17 years ago . . . In 1997, First Lady HILLARY RODHAM CLINTON won a Grammy at the 39th annual Grammy Awards for Best Spoken Word or Nonmusical Album for "It Takes A Village". She also had the nicest calves AND ankles at the awards.