Should we TASER RICH?!?!
THE WHITE HOUSE WILL HOST THE 134TH EASTER EGG ROLL TODAY
The First Family will host the 134th annual White House Easter Egg Roll today. This year's theme is""Let's Go, Let's Play, Let's Move" and more than 35,000 people will be join the the President and First Lady on the South Lawn for games, stories, and the traditional egg roll on the Lawn.
OH GOOD, NORTH KOREA IS GOING AHEAD WITH THEIR CONTROVERSIAL ROCKET LAUNCH…
North Korea is moving ahead with its controversial long-range rocket launch. Space officials have reportedly moved all three stages of the rocket into position, vowing to go ahead with their plan despite international warnings against violating a ban on missile activity. North Korea had initially announced the plans last month to launch an observation satellite using a three-stage rocket in mid-April to coincide with the 100th anniversary of the birth of North Korean founder Kim Il Sung. But the U.S., Japan, Britain and other countries have urged North Korea to halt the launch, saying it would violate UN resolutions and North Korea’s promise to refrain from engaging in nuclear and missile activity. North Korea insists the launch is for peaceful, scientific purposes only and is intended to improve the country’s economy by providing detailed surveys of the countryside.
IS THIS NEWT THROWING IN THE TOWEL?
Newt Gingrich hasn't officially called it quits yet, but yesterday he acknowledged that he doesn't have a chance and Mitt Romney is "far and away the most likely" Republican presidential nominee. In an interview on Fox News Sunday, Gingrich said, "I hit him as hard as I could. He hit me as hard as he could. It turned out he had more things to hit with than I did. And, that's part of the business." Gingrich added that he'll campaign "as hard for Romney as I would for myself."
IS A VOYAGE RETRACING THE STEPS OF THE TITANIC REALLY THAT GREAT OF AN IDEA? WE’LL SEE
A ship departed from Southampton, England yesterday with the intent of recreating the Titanic’s voyage. The cruise ship will sail the RMS Titanic’s route to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the journey that ended in tragedy. The ship has 1,309 passengers, some having paid upwards of $15,542 each to be a part of the memorial cruise. One of the passengers includes Philip Littlejohn, whose grandfather was a steward in Titanic's first class. His grandfather was one of the survivors. Had the Titanic made it to its destination, it would have docked at a pier on the Hudson River off 18th street in Manhattan, 6 days after leaving Southampton. Four days into the voyage, on April 15, 1912, the ship hit an iceberg and sank, killing around 1,500 people.
100% EFFECTIVE MALE BIRTH CONTROL IS ALMOST HERE!
A new birth control method for men is reportedly 100-percent effective for up to 10 years. It's called Vasalgel, but won't be available for a few more years until further testing. (Trials start this summer). Vasalgel is injected into the man's privates and kills his "little swimmers" on contact. The stuff is so good that it will last for a whole decade. And it is reversible, if the guy has a sudden change of heart and wants kids. So what exactly is the drawback to Vasalgel? For it to work, the man has to tolerate a shot directly into his junk. A local anesthetic is given first, of course.
DID YOU HEAR ABOUT THE ‘DANCING BURGLAR’ WHO’S MOVES GOT HIM VIRAL…AND ARRESTED??
A burglar was arrested after he was identified on video surveillance. The 16-year-old from Galveston, Texas, was filmed at the scene of the burglary. He's become Internet famous because in the video he's dancing. Detectives circulated the footage and later received a call from police at a local high school, who recognized the suspect from his dancing in school corridors.
COMPETITIVE EATER KOBAYASHI JUST DOWNED 25 PEEPS IN 30 SECONDS TO SMASH THE RECORD!
AW DAMN, THE EASTER BUNNY GOT BUSTED FOR BRINGING A LITTLE MORE THAN EGGS WITH HIM TO THE MALL
RUB-A-DUB-DUB THREE MEN IN A…CAR WASH?
Three boozed-up Canadian guys decided to update the old nursery rhyme about three men in a tub -- by stripping naked and piling into a shopping cart for a ride through the car wash. The trio of 23-year-olds screamed loudly enough to wake up the neighbors, who called cops to check on the commotion. When the deputies arrived, they found the dripping doofuses getting dressed and trying to high-tail it out of there. No charges were filed against the threesome, who managed to avoid injury in the precarious run -- in part because they didn't hit the hot wax button, we'd guess.
PEACOCKS ARE TAKING OVER WINTER PARK!
HAPPY HOUR OR GYM? NOW YOU DON’T HAVE TO DECIDE!
Are you one of those people who can never decide whether to go to the gym or go out drinking with the gals? Well now there's a gym in New York City where you can do both. Introducing -- Leanne Shear's Uplift Studios. For $40, this gym provides combo deals like "Workout and Wine," "Cardio and Cocktails," "Tighten and Tequila" and "Bootcamp, Bloodies and Brunch." And though we doubt the Surgeon General would sign off on a round of hard liquor after a hard workout, we have to admit -- it does sound like fun.
SURVEY SAYS: GUYS WHO SHAVE DO BETTER WITH THE LADIES!
The Schick razor company did a survey about men and shaving. The most important finding? Guys who shave have better luck with the ladies. Some results ...
Men who shave regularly have twice as much sex (15.5 vs. 7.8 times per month)
Men who shave are happier (89 percent vs. 82 percent)
Men who shave are more outgoing (41 percent vs. 32 percent)
Men who shave are more social (42 percent vs. 34 percent)
Men who shave are more likely to report they are living their dreams (76 percent vs. 64 percent)
Men who shave are twice as likely to be employed and earn an average of $15,100 more per year than infrequent shavers.
IF YOU’RE GONNA CROSS DRESS TO SNEAK OUT OF JAIL, MAKE SURE YOU CAN WALK IN HEELS DUDE, JUST SAYIN’
Dude looks like a lady – but he doesn’t walk like one! An inmate in Brazil nearly escaped from prison by dressing up as his wife, but he was caught because he couldn’t quite master how to walk in heels! Suspected drug trafficker Ronaldo Silva swapped clothes with his spouse when she came to visit. He was also somehow able to secure a wig and high-heels, and he even shaved his arms and legs and painted his nails to complete the look! Then, he attempted to glide past guards as all the other inmates’ wives left. He actually made it outside the prison, but a policeman patrolling outside noticed the “woman” was walking funny and looked strange. The cop nabbed Silva at a bus station and brought him back to the prison. What a drag!
BUBBA WATSON PICKED HIMSELF UP A NICE NEW GREEN BLAZER THIS WEEKEND AT THE MASTERS!
The Masters has a new champion and his name is Bubba Watson. The 33-year-old, who played with a pink driver over the weekend, has never taken a golf lesson, but that didn't stop him from taking his first Masters after outlasting Louis Osthuizen in a two-hole playoff. Osthuizen looked like he was going to take it for much of yesterday after he knocked a four-iron 253-yards to the front of the green and watched it roll about 90 feet for a double eagle, only the fourth in the history of the Masters. Yet Watson also performed some magic buy hooking his wedge out of the pine trees in a blind shot that landed about 10 feet from the hole. From there, Bubba made par and that was all he needed to beat Osthuizen in the second playoff hole. Tiger Woods couldn't maintain his comeback, finishing 15 strokes behind the leaders in a tie for 41st place with his highest score ever at the Masters in his pro career.
AROUND THE MLB: RED SOX HAVEN’T WON A GAME YET, METS SWEEP BRAVES!
The Detroit Tigers remain undefeated after staging a dramatic comeback on Sunday capped by catcher Alex Avila’s 2-run walk-off homerun in the 11th inning to defeat the Boston Red Sox 13-12 and sweep the season-opening 3-game series. The Red Sox and the New York Yankees are both off to 0-3 starts after the Bronx Bombers dropped a 3-0 decision to the Tampa Rays. The last time Boston and New York both started the season 0-3 was in 1966. Finally, the Baltimore Orioles are 3-0 after finishing off a 3-game sweep of the Minnesota Twins with a 3-1 win. Jason Hammel took a no-hitter into the eighth inning before Justin Morneau bashed a leadoff double but still got the win after Jim Johnson pitched a perfect ninth to earn his second save of the year. Here is the rest of Sunday’s MLB scoreboard.
OZZIE GILLAN STUCK HIS FOOT IN HIS MOUTH AGAIN…
TIGERS’ JUSTIN VERLANDER LOVES TO RUN FOR THE BORDER BEFORE GAMES!
hDetroit Tigers pitcher Justin Verlander has an interesting pre-game meal. The night before each of his starts, he scarfs down some Taco Bell. So what is his meal of champions? "Three crunchy taco supremes, no tomato, a cheesy gordita crunch and a Mexican pizza, no tomato. Every time." (That's 1,630 calories, 96 grams of fat and 2,300 mg of sodium.) And for any of you doubters out there, Verlander tweeted a picture of his meal last week. Wonder how long before he gets a Taco Bell deal?
NBA ROUNDUP: KNICKS, BULLS, HEAT FIND THE GOLDEN EGGS
The New York Knicks and Chicago Bulls both rose to the occasion in an Easter Sunday matchup that saw each team’s respective superstars sink basket after basket. Carmelo Anthony hit 16-of-31 shots – including 4-of-5 from downtown - to finish with 43 points, while Derrick Rose went for 29 in his return from injury in New York’s thrilling 100-99 overtime victory. Meanwhile, Tony Parker knocked down 9-of-15 from the floor and all 10 of his free throw attempts and racked up 28 in the San Antonio Spurs’ 114-104 win over the Utah Jazz. The win was the 11th in a row for the Spurs and kept them percentage points ahead of the Oklahoma City Thunder for first place in the Western Conference. Finally, the Miami Heat are now just two games behind the Bulls in the East after crushing the Detroit Pistons 98-75. LeBron James paced the Heat with 26 points. Here are the rest of Sunday’s NBA scores.
JEREMY LIN DOUBTS HIS FIRST ROUND RETURN…
New York Knicks point guard Jeremy Lin is recovering from recent surgery to repair a meniscus tear in his left knee and said Sunday it is doubtful he’d be ready to return for the first round of the playoffs, if the Knicks find a way to get in. Lin said, “I think unless something goes really well I wouldn’t get there. I want to get to 100 percent and then come back, hopefully see what I can do. I’m trying to be cautiously optimistic I guess.”
TEBOW DREW A HUGE CROWD TO EASTER SERVICE IN TEXAS YESTERDAY…
Football's most famous Christian, Tim Tebow, was the star of an Easter service in Texas yesterday. Pastor Joe Champion -- who played college ball at Louisiana State before turning to the ministry -- sat onstage and talked with Tebow before 15,000 people gathered outside of Celebration Church in Georgetown, which set up bleachers and arranged for shuttle buses to accommodate the mixture of faithful, curious and sports fans drawn to its 110-acre site for "Easter on the Hill." Before the event, Champion told Austin TV station KVUE that Easter is "our Super Bowl." In his remarks, Tebow said "it's OK to be outspoken about your faith," and repeated the familiar falsehood that America was founded as "one nation under God."
THE VIKES ARE OPEN TO TRADING THEIR 3RD DRAFT PICK…
The Minnesota Vikings have a long list of top shelf players they would be happy to add to their roster come draft day, so it makes sense for general manager Rick Spielman to float the idea of trading the third pick on the draft for the potential of picking up an extra pick or two or three. Spielman spilled the beans about being open to hearing what other clubs have to offer, telling Pro Football Weekly, “There are times we have been in (the war room) and we’ve done deals on the clock. It’s an unknown, but you’re prepared for both ways. We’ll be ready and we’ll have a good idea of what we think the value of that third pick is.”
HUNGER GAMES PULLED OFF A 3-PEAT AT THE BOX OFFICE THIS WEEKEND!
The Hunger Games didn't actually sink the Titanic, but the 3-D re-release of the watery blockbuster only did half the box-office business of the teen action thriller -- and landed in third place for the weekend box office. Score 33.5 million for the archers, 17-and-change for the boat. Hunger Games has already sailed past the 300-million mark in total ticket sales. That left room for American Reunion to slide into second base, er...place, with 21.5 million dollars of broad laughs and squirmy humor in its opening week. Wrath of the Titans, which is a bigger success overseas than in the U.S., sold another 15 million dollars worth of tickets, bringing its domestic two-week total close to 60 million. In fifth place, the Julia Roberts-is-getting-old vehicle Mirror Mirror kept chugging along, adding another 11 million dollars to its total take.
WILL YOU WATCH THIS ROCK OF AGES MOVIE?
Set in 1987 Los Angeles, the upcoming film Rock of Ages (opens June 15) boasts a blockbuster list of big-name actors, including Tom Cruise, Julianne Hough, Alec Baldwin, Paul Giamatti, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Bryan Cranston, Will Forte and Russell Brand. Based on the Broadway smash musical, the film also features original cast renditions of some of the eras biggest hits, including tunes by Def Leppard, Journey, Bon Jovi, David Lee Roth, Pat Benatar, Joan Jett, Poison and Warrant, just to name a few. The official trailer for the film just came out, so rock out to it here.
GASP, KANYE WEST GAVE KIM K. A HICKEY!
The Kim Kardashian -- Kanye West dating rumors didn't become any clearer over the weekend. Despite gossip mania over what appeared to be a hickey on her neck Friday, Kim played it coy on the Today show, saying only that she and the rapper were old friends and "You never know what the future holds." Meanwhile, the man she still needs to divorce, Kris Humphries, is reportedly unconcerned by the rumors, but has not spoken out publicly on the subject.
SQUEAKY CLEAN ACTRESS AMANDA BYNES GOT BUSTED FOR DUI!
Amanda Bynes was arrested in West Hollywood early Friday morning after sideswiping a police cruiser. The actress, who celebrated her 26th birthday earlier in the week, was charged with DUI and released on $5,000 bail later that day. TMZ, which got ahold of her mugshot and shared it with the world, also came up with her previous driving-related run-ins with the law. If you're not familiar with her work, Bynes starred on TV in The Amanda Show and What I Like About You and appeared in the films What a Girl Wants, Hairspray and Easy A, the 2010 release which is her most recent credit listed on IMDB.
YOU MAY NOT OF HEARD OF LANA DEL RAY, BUT THIS CHICK IS GETTING AROUND THE ROCK SCENE!
Pop newcomer Lana Del Rey, who is just 25, has sparked speculation about her love life after leaving a Hollywood hotel with Guns N' Roses rocker Axl Rose, who is 50. Lana was photographed leaving Chateau Marmont with the rock legend and driving off in an SUV with him. The sighting came just two weeks after Del Rey was romantically linked to Marilyn Manson after they were seen together in a hotel in Berlin, Germany. Del Rey is a big fan of Rose's band Guns N' Roses, having attended two of their sold-out concerts in Hollywood last month and recorded a track called "Axl Rose Husband" before shooting to fame. By the way, People magazine named Lana Del Rey their Beauty of the Week this week.
GODSMACK REVEALS THE FIRST COVER THEY’LL BE DOING ON LIVE & INSPIRED!
Godsmack have titled their upcoming collection Live and Inspired. It includes 13 songs they played at a show last year in Detroit, as well as a second disc of four covers they recorded earlier this year. The first single, out today, is a take on Joe Walsh's "Rocky Mountain Way." Live and Inspired is due out in late spring.
GENE SIMMONS AIN’T HAPPY ABOUT ALL THE ENDORSEMENT TALK…
KISS's Gene Simmons isn't happy about all those "Endorses Romney" headlines that popped up after he appeared on Fox and Friends last week and said he preferred Mitt Romney's economic background. He's posted a lengthy note on GeneSimmons.com about it. The highlights include: "I have not endorsed either Governor Romney or President Obama. It's no secret who and what I am and what I believe in. I am socially liberal. And I am a fiscal and foreign policy conservative. Translation: I am an American. That's my political party. I find both parties lacking in all sorts of areas. And many Americans agree." "The next election is coming up, and for some reason, both the left and right of the political spectrum are curious who I will vote for. I have no idea why anyone would be interested in who I would vote for...or for that matter who anyone else would vote for. I have not made up my mind." "I want to hear what both Governor Romney and President Obama have to say. And then I will pull the lever as my conscience dictates. In the voting booth. Privately. As an American." KISS will be on Dancing With the Stars tonight performing "Rock and Roll All Nite," and also take the stage on Tuesday to perform "Lick it Up."
SHIFTY’S HEADED STRAIGHT FROM THE ICU TO REHAB…
Shifty Shellshock is expected to be released from the hospital sometime this month and his family wants him to go straight from there to rehab. Shifty has been hospitalized since March 29 and was in a coma up until April 3. Doctors expect the Crazy Town singer to make a full recovery and be discharged from the hospital in the next few weeks. Sources say there is no permanent damage and that physically he is fine ... but that Shifty is unable to still fully comprehend what is going on, have coherent conversations or really communicate. Shifty's family hopes to get him into rehab straight from the hospital. Shifty has an upcoming court hearing on his drug arrest for cocaine possession and the family hopes the judge will allow him to stay in rehab rather than throw him in jail.
OZZY & SHARON JUST GOT RID OF THEIR PAD FOR ALMOST $8MIL!
The collapse of the housing market put a pinch on Ozzy Osbourne and his wife Sharon, who had been looking to sell their three-story Malibu beach home since 2006. Over the weekend, the Price of Darkness and his better half finally sold their 4,500-sqaure-foot California beach bungalow for a cool $7.925 million. The final selling price netted the couple a couple of million dollars, but it was far less than the original asking price of $14 million.
SOME HUGE GUNS FAN FIRED OFF A LETTER BEGGING THE GUYS TO REUNITE FOR THE R&R HOF!
A hardcore Guns N’ Roses fan has lost all patience and taken it upon himself to speak for his fellow GNR fans and write and release an impassioned letter begging the original band members to put aside their differences “if only for five minutes” and reunite at this Saturday’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony in Cleveland. In the letter (read the complete text here), Chris Gehrt writes, “…the fans are watching as our reunion hopes start to disappear like Marty McFly’s family in a Polaroid picture. It would be easy for you to just show up, accept the induction, spend a few awkward minutes together at a podium and not talk again until somebody’s funeral. But this time we need more. We are not trying to be selfish. We beg you to pick up the phone, grab your instruments, drag [guitarist] Izzy [Stradlin] to Cleveland and play together. Please do it. Give us one more memory. We deserve it. We will continue to support you no matter what, but at the end of each concert Axl [Rose] tells the crowd to ‘Not take s*** from anyone.’ And that means ANYONE! Sincerely, Worldwide Guns N’ Roses Fans.”
NICKELBACK KICKS OFF THEIR TOUR AFTER A SERIES OF “INTENSE” REHEARSALS!
Nickelback's Chad Kroeger says the last few days before their Here and Now tour starts have been a very "intense" time. They've been running through the set until the wee hours of the morning, making sure the video, lighting and pyro guys have all their cues right. Kroeger tells us, "It's like, 'Don't stand over here...at this point in the show...if you'd like your legs and any part of your lower body...because we will be blowing it off.'" Nickelback's tour starts tomorrow in Moline, Illinois and will make a stop at the Amway Center on May 4th.
SHAWN “CLOWN” CRAHAN IS ONE BUSY FELLA…
There's lots going on right now in the life of Slipknot percussionist M. Shawn Crahan -- AKA Clown. On Thursday he attended the L.A. premiere of The Devil's Carnival, director Darren Bousman's operatic horror film in which Clown makes his film debut as a henchman of satan known as "The Tamer." He tells us he held out watching it in advance and waited on line with everyone else to see the finished film for the first time, and was so nervous he was "sick all day." He also attended screenings in Anaheim on Friday and San Diego on Saturday.
Today, Crahan and Slipknot singer Corey Taylor are guest speakers at the Musicians Institute in L.A., where Clown will talk about putting heart -- which he describes as "my pain" -- in music. Crahan will also release his first book, Apocalyptic Nightmare Journey, which features his artistically manipulated Polaroid photographs, on June 19th.