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Miley Cyrus Claims She Wasn't Trying to Be Sexy At the "VMAs" 

In an interview with "Rolling Stone", MILEY CYRUS claims she wasn't trying to be sexy at the "VMAs" . . . quote, "If I was trying to be sexy, I could have been sexy.  I can dance a lot better than I was dancing."  She also says there's a double-standard because ROBIN THICKE didn't get criticized as much as she did for it.

Miley Cyrus Is Not Trying to Appropriate Black Culture 

In her "Rolling Stone" interview, MILEY CYRUS says she's NOT trying to cash in on black culture . . . quote, "I don't keep my producers or dancers around 'cause it makes me look cool.  Those aren't my 'accessories'.  They're my homies."  She added, quote, "I'm from one of the wealthiest counties in America.  I know what I am.  But I also know what I like to listen to.  Look at any 20-year-old white girl right now . . . that's what they're listening to at the club."

Miley Got "Rolling $tone" Tattooed on the Bottom of Her Feet 

To celebrate her first "Rolling Stone" cover story, MILEY CYRUS took the reporter to a tattoo parlor, where she got the word "Rolling" tattooed on the bottom of her right foot, and "$tone" tattooed on the bottom of her left.  But she used a dollar sign instead of an "s".

Elton John Would Like to Rip a Piece of Liam Hemsworth Off For Himself 

On today's "Ellen", ELTON JOHN says he wouldn't mind MILEY CYRUS' sloppy seconds.  He says, quote, "I'll take her old boyfriend . . . as the French say, 'A bit on the side.'  He's gorgeous . . . those Australians."

He also says he found Miley's "VMA" performance "weird", and didn't really like seeing her tongue hanging out.  But he adds that it did exactly what it was supposed to do.

Quote, "She flattened the opposition.  Nobody talked about anybody else except Miley." 

Simon Cowell Won't Be in the Delivery Room 

SIMON COWELL says he'll be involved in his child's life . . . but his involvement will NOT start in the delivery room.

On RYAN SEACREST'S radio show yesterday he said, quote, "I know this sounds awful, but it's like you don't want to go in to the restaurant while they're making your dinner.  There are certain things you shouldn't see and that is one of them."

Lamar Odom's Dad Talks Smack About the Kardashians . . . And Lamar Rips Him a New One 

LAMAR ODOM'S father JOE blames the Kardashians for his son's downfall.  He says if he hadn't married KHLOE, he'd still be one of the top players in the NBA.  After he heard this, Lamar ripped into his dad, saying he was never there for him and calling the Kardashians, quote, "The ONLY ones that have been here consistently for me during this dark time."

Ryan Braun's Picture is Being Taken Off the Cover of a Book on Jewish Sports Stars 

RYAN BRAUN of the Milwaukee Brewers was supposed to be on the cover of volume 2 of the kids book "Jewish Sports Stars: Athletic Heroes Past and Present".  But because of his steroid scandal, the publishers took him off and replaced him with legendary pitcher SANDY KOUFAX.

The 11 Tallest Movie Stars Ever 

The "Hollywood Reporter" has put together a list of the 11 Tallest Movie Stars Ever.  It includes Andre the Giant, Kareem Abdul-Jabaar and the guys who played Chewbacca, the Predator and Lurch in the "Addams Family" movies.  Oh . . . and for some reason . . . SHAQ.

1.  Andre the Giant,  7 feet tall.  Other than his wrestling, Andre is best known for playing Fezzik in "The Princess Bride" back in 1987. 



He also famously played Bigfoot on "The Six Million Dollar Man" in the '70s.  And he was the creature Dagoth in "Conan the Destroyer" in 1984.  He died in 1993.



2.  Carel Struycken,  7 feet tall.  He's best known for playing Lurch in the "Addams Family" movies.  He was also in "Men In Black" and the TV show "Twin Peaks".



3.  Romanian NBA star Gheorghe Muresan,  7-foot-7-inches.  He was in the 1998 BILLY CRYSTAL movie "My Giant" . . . and EMINEM'S "My Name Is" video.

4.  John Aasen,  7-foot-2.  You wouldn't know him.  He was an actor in the '20s and '30s.  (He died in 1938.)



5.  Kareem Abdul-Jabaar,  7-foot-2.  His credits include "Airplane!", "The Stand" and BRUCE LEE'S"Game of Death".



6.  Kevin Peter Hall,  7-foot-2.  He was best known for playing MONSTERS . . . like the Predator in the first two "Predator" movies and Harry in "Harry and the Hendersons".  (He died in 1991.)



7.  Matthew McGrory,  7-foot-6.  He played the deformed character Tiny in ROB ZOMBIE'S"House of 1,000 Corpses" and "The Devil's Rejects".  (He died in 2005.)



8.  Peter Mayhew,  7-foot-2.  He's Chewbacca in the "Star Wars" movies.



9.  Richard Kiel,  7-foot-1.  He made a name for himself as Jaws in the James Bond movies "The Spy Who Loved Me" and "Moonraker".  He was also in ADAM SANDLER'S"Happy Gilmore".



10.  Shaquille O'Neal,  7-foot-1.  They're calling this guy an actor???



11.  Wilt Chamberlain,  7-foot-1.  He was in "Conan the Destroyer" along with Andre the Giant.  (He died in 1999.)

"TV Guide's" 60 Greatest Cartoons of All Time 

"TV Guide" has put out a list of The 60 Greatest Cartoons of All Time . . . and they gave the #1 spot to:  "The Simpsons".  It was followed by "The Flintstones" and "Looney Tunes".

1.  "The Simpsons", 1989 to the present

2.  "The Flintstones", 1960 to 1966

3.  "Looney Tunes", 1960 to the present

4.  "Peanuts", 1965 to the present

5.  "Scooby Doo", 1969 to the present

6.  "Rocky and His Friends" / "The Bullwinkle Show", 1959 to 1964

7.  "Batman:  The Animated Series", 1992 to 1995

8.  "SpongeBob SquarePants", 1999 to the present

9.  "Family Guy", 1999 to 2002 . . . and unfortunately, from 2005 to the present

10.  "South Park", 1997 to the present

Bill Nye the Science Guy Suffered a "Partially Torn Ligament" on "Dancing with the Stars" Monday Night 

BILL NYE, the Science Guy, hurt his knee pretty bad when he tripped at the end of his paso doble on "Dancing with the Stars" Monday night.  Yesterday, he said it was a, quote, "Partially torn ligament."  It's unclear whether or not he'll remain in the competition.

The Emmys Took Second Place in the Ratings . . . and the Season Premiere of "Dancing with the Stars" Came in Third



"The Emmy Awards" attracted 17.8 million viewers, which was their largest audience in eight years and 33% more viewers than when Jimmy Fallon hosted it last year.  The Emmys came in second place in the ratings, behind "Sunday Night Football".



The 17th season premiere of "Dancing with the Stars" was third with 16 million, which is up 16% from last fall's All-Star's premiere.  Here are the Top 20 shows.



1.  "Sunday Night Football", NBC, 20.5 million viewers.  The Chicago Bears beat the Steelers, 40-23.  And Pittsburgh dropped to 0-3 for the first time since 1986.


2.  "The 65th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards", CBS, 17.8 million viewers.


3.  The 17th season premiere of "Dancing with the Stars", ABC, 16 million viewers.


4.  "Monday Night Football: Pittsburgh at Cincinnati", ESPN, 14.3 million viewers.  The Bengals beat the Steelers, 20-10.


5.  The 1st season finale of "Under the Dome", CBS, 12.1 million viewers


6.  The 8th season finale of "America's Got Talent", NBC, 11.5 million viewers. Dancer Kenichi Ebina took the title.


7.  The final performance show of "America's Got Talent", NBC, 11.2 million viewers.


8.  An "NCIS" repeat on CBS, 10.6 million viewers.


9.  The series premiere of "Sleepy Hollow", Fox, 10.1 million viewers.  This was the highest-rated scripted drama for Fox in six years.


10.  "Football Night in America", NBC, 9.8 million viewers.

11.  The 27th season premiere of "Survivor", CBS, 9.7 million viewers.  This was the show's 400th episode, but it was down 17% from last fall's premiere.


12.  "Duck Dynasty", A&E, 9.4 million viewers.


13.  "Thursday Night Football: Kansas City at Philadelphia", NFL network, 9.4 million viewers.  The Chiefs beat the Eagles, 26-16.


14.  A "Big Bang Theory" repeat, CBS, 8.9 million viewers.


15.  Another "Big Bang Theory" repeat, CBS, 8 million viewers.


16.  An "NCIS: Los Angeles" repeat, CBS, 8 million viewers.


17.  The 9th season premiere of "Bones", Fox, 7.8 million viewers.


18.  A "Two and a Half Men" repeat, CBS, 7 million viewers.


19.  The 5th season premiere of "Shark Tank", ABC, 6.9 million viewers.


20.  A "Castle" repeat, ABC, 6.8 million viewers.



Here's how some of the other new and returning shows did in the ratings: 


  The series premiere of the new Andy Samberg sitcom "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" on Fox, opened strong with 6.2 million viewers.


  The series premiere of Seth Green's new sitcom "Dads" drew a decent 5.8 million viewers, despite being pretty much hated by critics.


  The 3rd season premiere of Tim Allen's "Last Man Standing" had 6.7 million.


  The 3rd season premiere of "New Girl" attracted 5.5 million viewers.

  The 2nd season premiere of "The Neighbors" got 4.6 million viewers.


  The 2nd season premiere of "The Mindy Project" attracted 3.8 million viewers.


  The 3rd season premiere of "Tyler Perry's For Better or Worse" got 1.6 million.


  The 3rd season premiere of Comedy Central's "Key & Peele" drew 1.3 million viewers.  Watch their spoof of the over-the-top singing in "Les Misérables" here.



Here's a look at how some of your favorite shows closed out their seasons: 


  The series finale of "Dexter" had 2.8 million viewers . . . which made it the top-rated original show in Showtime's history.


  The 15th season finale of "Big Brother" drew 6.7 million viewers.


  The 1st season finale of "Devious Maids" on Lifetime attracted 3 million viewers.


  The 1st season finale of NBC's "Siberia" got 1.8 million viewers.


  The 1st season finale of Showtime's "Ray Donovan" drew 1.4 million viewers.



And here are some other random ratings you may or may not care about:


  The second-to-last episode of "Breaking Bad" attracted a record 6.6 million viewers.  The super-sized, 75-minute, series finale airs this Sunday.


  The final episode of Ryan Seacrest's game show, "The Million Second Quiz", got 5 million viewers.  It had a 10 day run and some people think that format was a disaster.


  "Valerie's Story" . . . the Meredith Vieira special about Valerie Harper's battle with cancer . . . got 3.8 million viewers.

Wednesday TV Reminders:



"The Middle" [5th Season Premiere] . . . 8:00 to 8:30 P.M. on ABC.



"The X Factor" [Auditions] . . . 8:00 to 10:00 P.M. on Fox.



"Back In the Game" [Series Premiere] . . . 8:30 to 9:00 P.M. on ABC.  James Caan plays an ex-baseball player who moves home and helps his daughter coach his grandson's Little League team.  She's played by Maggie Lawson from "Psych".



"Revolution" [2nd Season Premiere] . . . 8:00 to 9:00 P.M. on NBC.



"Modern Family" [5th Season Premiere] . . . 9:00 to 10:00 P.M. on ABC.



"Criminal Minds" [9th Season Premiere] . . . 9:00 to 10:00 P.M. on CBS.



"Law & Order: SVU" [15th Season Premiere] . . . 9:00 to 11:00 P.M. on NBC.



"Capture" [1st Season Finale] . . . 9:00 to 10:00 P.M. on the CW.



"Nashville" [2nd Season Premiere] . . . 10:00 to 11:00 P.M. on ABC.


"CSI" [14th Season Premiere] . . . 10:00 to 11:00 P.M. on CBS.



"South Park" [17th Season Premiere] . . . 10:00 to 10:30 P.M. on Comedy Central.  After going behind the doors of the NSA, Cartman decides he wants the government to be accountable for secretly monitoring all of his personal information.



"The Real World/Road Rules Challenge" [24th Season Finale] . . . 10:00 to 11:00 P.M. on MTV . . . followed by "The Real World/Road Rules Challenge: Reunion"from 11:00 P.M. to Midnight.



"Top Chef Masters" [5th Season Finale] . . . 10:00 to 11:00 P.M. on Bravo.



"Watch What Happens:  Live" . . . 11:00 to 11:30 P.M. on Bravo.  Lucy Liu ("Elementary") and Malin Akerman ("Trophy Wife") are guests.



"Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell" . . . 11:00 to 11:30 P.M. on FXX.  "Crossfire" host Van Jones guests.

Early Morning Show Guests:


"The Today Show" - Blake Shelton, Michael J. Fox ("The Michael J. Fox Show"), chef Jamie Deen, and Bill Hader ("Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2").


"Good Morning America" - James Caan ("Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2" and "Back In the Game"), Nick Carter for his book "Facing the Music and Living To Talk About It", and the cast of "The Chew".  Music Guest:  Elton John.


"CBS This Morning" - Bill Hader ("Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2").





Mid-Morning Show Guests:


"Live! With Kelly and Michael" - Sofía Vergara ("Modern Family"), Michael J. Fox ("The Michael J. Fox Show"), and Blake Shelton ("The Voice").


"The View" - James Caan ("Back In the Game"), Lizzy Caplan and Michael Sheen ("Masters of Sex").


"Rachael Ray" - Alyson Hannigan ("How I Met Your Mother") and organizational expert Peter Walsh.



This Afternoon On TV:


"Ellen DeGeneres" - Lauren Graham ("Parenthood") and Elton John.


"The Talk" - Eva Mendes (for her new fashion line) and chef Dean Sheremet.


"Katie Couric" - Julianne Moore for her children's book "My Mom Is a Foreigner, But Not to Me", Kate Gosselin and the cast of "Days of Our Lives".


"Steve Harvey" - "Steve's Wedding Surprise for One Deserving Family, With How-To Tips to Create Your Next Family Gathering on a Budget!"


"Dr. Phil" - DMX discusses his long time battle with drug addiction.


"Dr. Oz Show" - Dr. Drew Pinsky shares his secret health battle and why he has stayed silent until now.


"Wendy Williams" - Boxer Floyd Mayweather, "Star" magazine's Shallon Lester and Cookie Monster ("Sesame Street").


"Bethenny" - Roselyn Sanchez ("Devious Maids"), Terry Crews ("Brooklyn Nine Nine"),Coco Austin ("Ice Loves Coco"), and comedian Mike Epps.


"Queen Latifah Show" - Dylan McDermott (CBS' "Hostages") and Atticus Shaffer ("The Middle").  Music Guest:  Pharrell.

Tonight's Late Night Talk Shows:



"Letterman" - Robin Williams ("The Crazy Ones") and the "Top Ten List" presented by American soprano Renée Fleming.  Music Guest:  Icona Pop.



"Jimmy Kimmel" - Jon Hamm (Ovation's "A Young Doctor's Notebook") and animal expert Dave Salmoni.  Music Guest:  Sons of the Sea.



"The Tonight Show" - Cee Lo Green ("The Voice") and comedian Dana Carvey.  Music Guest:  Goodie Mob.



"Jimmy Fallon" - Michael J. Fox ("The Michael J. Fox Show") and Blake Shelton ("The Voice").  Music Guest:  Kings of Leon.



"Carson Daly" - Chef Curtis Stone and "Unmade in China".  Music Guest:  White Lung.  (REPEAT)



"Arsenio" - Laila Ali (CBS' "All In With Laila Ali"), chef Gordon Ramsay ("Hell's Kitchen"), and comedian Louie Anderson.



"Conan" - The band Deer Tick, Melissa Rauch ("The Big Bang Theory"), "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia" stars Charlie Day, Rob McElhenney and Glenn Howerton.



"Craig Ferguson" -Julia Stiles ("Blue") and Keke Palmer.



"Chelsea Lately" - Comedienne Jen Kirkman.



"Jon Stewart" - Music Guest:  Atoms for Peace.



"The Colbert Report" - Joseph Gordon-Levitt ("Don Jon").

The Average Person Gives Up On Trying to Look Good Two Years Into Marriage

A new survey has figured out just how LONG it takes for people to let themselves go after they get married.  And the average answer was . . . 26 months, or just over two years.  Two-thirds of people say it's totally acceptable to stop worrying so much about your looks once you're in a serious relationship.

(CBS 3 - Philadelphia)





The Thing That Brings Us the Most Pleasure is a Clean House . . . Not Vacations or Sex

According to a new survey, 36% of people say their greatest PLEASURE is . . . a CLEAN HOUSE.  And that means it beat EVERYTHING else . . . including going on vacation and having sex.

(Daily Mail)

What Phase Did You Go Through That You Still Cringe About Today?

What phase did you go through that you still CRINGE about today?  There was a discussion online about it yesterday . . . check out a few highlights:  There was a bisexual Indian guy who went through a skinhead phase . . . a guy who spent an entire year of middle school training to fight the devil . . . and someone who wouldn't answer to any name when they were four, other than Frosty the Snowman.


Two-Thirds of Us Go to Work Sick . . . Here Are the Six Reasons Why

A new survey found that almost TWO-THIRDS of Americans sometimes go to work when they're sick.  The main reason is that people believe they're too ESSENTIAL to miss a single day.  The other main reasons are not getting paid sick days, saving sick days for when their kids get sick, or fear of being FIRED.

(PR Newswire)

Americans Eat an Incredible Amount of Cheese . . . Three Times More Than We Did 40 Years Ago

There's apparently NOTHING Americans love more than CHEESE.  According to a new study, back in 1970, the average American ate eight pounds of cheese a year . . . now that's almost TRIPLED to 23 pounds of cheese.  No other major food group or category has seen such a massive jump.

(The Atlantic / Center for Science In the Public Interest)

The United States of Shame:  What Is Your State the Worst At?

A website put together a map showing every state with the stat they should be most ASHAMED of.  For example, Washington has the most cases of BESTIALITY in the country . . . Massachusetts has the WORST DRIVERS . . . Louisiana leads the country in GONORRHEA . . . and North Dakota has the UGLIEST people.

.  (Policy Mic) 

Disney Won't Let Disabled People Jump to the Front of Lines Anymore, Because Rich People Were Hiring Them to Cut Lines

:  Back in May, a report came out that rich people were hiring DISABLED PEOPLE to escort them around Disney parks . . . because disabled people can skip to the front of the line for rides.  So Disney's been forced to change its policy.  Now disabled people will get special passes that work like a FastPass, and lets them skip one line at a time.


A Restaurant's Offering a 10% Discount If You Leave Your Phone With the Staff While You Eat . . . Unfortunately It's in Beirut

:  Let's hope this idea spreads to restaurants EVERYWHERE.  There's a restaurant in Beirut that wants people to actually TALK to each other during dinner . . . instead of staring at their phones, or worse, TALKING on their phones.  So they're offering a 10% discount if you leave your phone with the staff while you eat.

.  (Gawker)

A Man Tries to Save a Cat on the Turnpike, and Causes a Major Crash That Kills a Woman . . . and the Cat

On Monday night, a 35-year-old man in Florida saw a cat running across the Florida Turnpike.  So he pulled over and walked onto the road to save it.  But a 75-year-old woman didn't see him . . . hit him AND the cat . . . then swerved off the road and hit his car.  The guy's in critical condition, and both the woman AND the cat died.

.  (South Florida Sun-Sentinel)

Celebrity Birthdays

Michael Douglas - 69


Catherine Zeta-Jones - 44 

Donald Glover - 30 (He plays Troy Barnes on "Community" and raps under the stage name Childish Gambino.  He got that name by using a "What would your Wu-Tang Clan name be?" online generator.)

Chris Owen - 33  (The Shermanator in the "American Pie" movies.)



T.I. - 33  (That one rapper who can't stay out of jail.  You know that guy, right?)



Joel Moore - 36  (Owen Dittman in "Dodgeball", J.P. in "Grandma's Boy", and Norm Spellman in "Avatar".  He also plays Adolf Hitler in "The Diary of Anne Frankenstein" . . . one of the segments on the horror-comedy anthology "Chillerama".)



Bridgette Wilson - 40  (Veronica Vaughn in "Billy Madison" and the bride who foolishly hires J-Lo in "The Wedding Planner".  By the way, tennis star Pete Sampras gets to nail her . . . ANYTIME HE WANTS TO.)

Brian Dunkleman - 42  (Co-hosted the first season of "American Idol" with Ryan Seacrest, then QUIT.  What's he been doing since?  Well, there was that one episode of "The Ghost Whisperer" in 2006.)



Hal Sparks - 44  (HI-larious comedian who used to host "Talk Soup" . . . and was also in those VH1 "I Love The . . ." series.)



Will Smith - 45  (Still fresh . . . still tormenting Uncle Phil . . . and still not letting Marc Anthony make sweet love to his wife.)

Scottie Pippen - 48  (Quite possibly the ugliest man in NBA history.)



Heather Locklear - 52  (The fool who let SCOTT BAIO get away.  She traded Chachi for Bon Jovi's Richie Sambora, and we all know how THAT worked out.)



Michael Madsen - 56  (Character actor who plays a bad-ass in a lot of Quentin Tarantino movies.  He was Mr. Blonde, the guy who had the sadistic torture scene, in "Reservoir Dogs" . . . and part of the Deadly Viper Assassination Squad in "Kill Bill".)

ANSON WILLIAMS! - 64  (Potsie on "Happy Days".)

MARK HAMILL! - 62  (Luke Skywalker.  These days he's doing voices for various animated characters for video games and Cartoon Network.  Waiting half a lifetime for George Lucas to throw him a bone has finally paid off.  Mark should get a nice payday for appearing in the upcoming "Star Wars 7".)

CHERYL TIEGS! - 66  (Still incredibly sexy.)



Barbara Walters - 84  ("The View's" head BACKSTABBER.)



Christopher Reeve - Would have been 61  (1952 - 2004)



Shel Silverstein - (1930 - 1999)  (Amazing poet and songwriter responsible for "A Boy Named Sue" and "The Cover Of The Rolling Stone".  If you have kids and you're not reading them "Where the Sidewalk Ends", you're a bad parent.  PERIOD.)

Countdown to Upcoming Events

• 2 days to Native American Day

• 18 days to "The Walking Dead"

• 21 days until Boss's Day

• 36 days until Halloween

• 39 days until Daylight Savings Ends

• 1,213 days left of "Hope and Change"

Back in the day...

224 years ago . . . in 1789 - Congress adopted 12 Amendments to the Constitution and sent them to the states for ratification.  Ten of those Amendments were later ratified into the BILL OF RIGHTS.



125 years ago . . . in 1888 - JACK THE RIPPER mailed his first letter to the Central News Agency in England.  He promised to cut the ear off the next woman he murdered because he said, quote, "I AM DOWN ON WHORES."



(Sure enough, the body of an ear-less trollop was found five days later.)



123 years ago . . . in 1890 - For some reason, Mormon president Wilford Woodruff issued a manifesto BANNING POLYGAMY for randy Mormons.  (ATTICA!!!)



87 years ago . . . in 1926 - HENRY FORD established the 8-HOUR-A-DAY, 5-DAY WORK WEEK.



43 years ago . . . in 1970 - "The Partridge Family" debuted on ABC.



33 years ago . . . in 1980 - JOHN BONHAM (the legendary drummer for LED ZEPPELIN) died in bed after a drinking binge in which he downed 40 shots of vodka.  Bonham suffocated on his own vomit.  He was only 32.


26 years ago . . . in 1987 - "The Princess Bride" was released.  I miss ANDRE THE GIANT.  He WAS the Brute Squad.  (???)



23 years ago . . . in 1990 - DAVE GROHL joined NIRVANA.  Now he's still kicking ass with the awesome FOO FIGHTERS. 



18 years ago . . . in 1995 - MARIAH CAREY'S single, "Fantasy" debuted at # 1 on the Billboard Hot 100.  It was only the second time that had ever been done, and the first time by a female artist.

16 years ago . . . in 1997 - GARTH BROOKS was named the CMA Entertainer of the Year . . . for the third time.



16 years ago . . . in 1997 - NAUGHTY MARV ALBERT pleaded guilty to assault and battery for biting the luscious back of a not-so-submissive minx.



8 years ago . . . in 2005 - "Get Smart" superstar DON ADAMS passed away at the age of 82.



2 years ago . . . in 2011 - The "New York Post" reported that SLY STONE of SLY & THE FAMILY STONE was broke and living in a van in Los Angeles.  (But he's doing well enough these days to hit the convention circuit.)