Should we TASER RICH?!?!
LOOKS LIKE NEWT’S GONNA THROW IN THE TOWEL AS EARLY AS NEXT WEEK!
Newt Gingrich is finally going to give up on his bid for the White House -- but it doesn't look like it will happen until next week. Two sources close to Gingrich told CNN that he'll officially quit the race on Tuesday in Washington, D.C. surrounded by his family and supporters, and he will endorse Mitt Romney. While he's yet to officially quit, Gingrich told a civic group in North Carolina yesterday that conservatives should unite to defeat President Obama and admitted that "it's pretty clear that Governor Romney is going to be the nominee." In a related development, Texas Governor Rick Perry, who was also once in the race for the Republican presidential nomination, switched his endorsement from Gingrich over to Romney.
THE SECRET SERVICE HOOKER SCANDAL HIT CAPITOL HILL YESTERDAY…
The Secret Service scandal hit Capitol Hill yesterday with Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano being grilled by senators about the agents involved in the prostitution episode in Colombia prior to President Obama's arrival there. Napolitano told the Senate Judiciary Committee that the prostitution incident in Colombia, which may have involved up to 20 women, appeared to be an isolated case. She added, "It really was, I think, a huge disappointment to the men and women of the Secret Service to begin with, who uphold very high standards and who feel their own reputations are now besmirched by the actions of a few."
OH GEEZ, NOW BRAZILIAN HOOKERS WANT IN ON THE ACTION!
TSA AGENTS IN L.A. RAN A DRUG RING?!
The TSA is in the news again -- defending their decision to pat down a four-year-old and after four current and former agents were charged with aiding drug smugglers. The incident with the four-year-old occurred in Wichita, Kansas. The four-year-old initially passed without incident, but then she ran over to her grandmother, who was awaiting a pat-down. The agents insisted the four-year-old get a pat-down, but she started to cry and resisted because she just learned about "stranger danger" at school. In a statement, the TSA said that they "reviewed the incident and determined that our officers followed proper screening procedures in conducting a modified pat-down on the child." Meanwhile in Los Angeles, trafficking and bribery charges were filed against four current and former TSA screeners for allegedly allowing drugs packed in suitcases to go through the screening process.
SOMEBODY SPILLED THEIR FRO-YO ON THE PREZ YESTERDAY!
AND HOW ‘BOUT THIS VIRAL PIC OF OBAMA AND A UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO STUDENT? PRETTY HILARIOUS
EXPERTS SAY THE 2012 HURRICANE SEASON WILL BE “AVERAGE”, SO WE’RE GUESSING THAT’S GOOD?
It's about six weeks until hurricane season, but the forecasters are blowing out their predictions now. AccuWeather and the Weather Channel, two of the biggest private weather forecasting companies, are forecasting an average or slightly below average season. Released yesterday, AccuWeather's prediction has a dozen named tropical storms forming, of which five will become hurricanes. The Weather Channel's prediction varies only slightly. They say there will be 11 named tropical storms, with six becoming hurricanes.
LOOKS LIKE WET N’ WILD HAS A NAME FOR THEIR NEW ADDITION: BLASTAWAY BEACH!
BEHOLD: THE WORLD’S OLDEST BOTTLE OF BEER IS FOR SALE ON EBAY!
The world's oldest beer is currently for sale on eBay. Bidding for a sealed bottle of Allsopp's Arctic Ale from 1852 -- which is considered the "holy grail" of all ales -- starts at a mere $89,000. But, you can "buy it now" for just $155,000.
FREE WI-FI IN EXCHANGE FOR YOUR DOG’S POOP? SIGN US UP!
There are few things more disgusting than stepping in dog poop, and despite laws requiring owners to pick up after their pooches, many still leave the feces on the ground for the unsuspecting public. Well, one internet company in Mexico has come up with a new way to encourage dog owners to scoop the poop. The internet provider Terra has installed special waste boxes in 10 Mexico City parks, which allow owners to deposit their dog’s excrement in exchange for free wi-fi minutes in the park. The boxes weigh the waste, and the more poop you put in, the more free internet time you get. Of course, this means owners with big dogs will benefit more than smaller pooches, but in the end, the plan benefits everyone!
ONE LITTLE FACEBOOK POST SPAWNED A 30 WOMAN STREET BRAWL IN CALI!
OH GOOD, YOUR 4TH WIFE FLIES FOR FREE NOW ON KULULU AIRLINES…
Of all the airline promotions, this one has to be the strangest! Kulula Airlines in South Africa is offering a special that flies a man’s fourth wife for free! The deal seems to have been influenced by the country’s president Jacob Zuma, who married his fourth wife over the weekend. But it’s sure to be a hit with certain Mormon sects too! The ad on Kulula’s Facebook page reads: “Inspired by regular VIP travelers with sizeable spousal entourages, the offer is open to all fourth wives when the family travels together on the Jo’burg to Cape Town route.” Sometimes polygamy pays!
WHERE’S THE BEEF? WELL, THERE’S A COW AT THE DRIVE THRU WINDOW IF THAT’S WHAT YOU MEANT…
Visitors to a Colorado McDonald's got an up-close and personal look at the "before" version of their burgers when a dairy cow from a nearby farm walked up to the drive-thru to have a look at the operation. Sandy Winn says she didn't realize that Darcy, her beloved bovine, was missing until she got a call from a police officer informing her that the critter had turned up at the fast food joint. She hopped into her truck and brought Darcy home before she could be parceled out into quarter-pound portions.
THIS DUMBASS DRIVER HAD SOME FLARE ALRIGHT!
A New Hampshire teenager proved he's not the brightest guy around by showing his displeasure with a fellow driver by shooting off a flare gun ... inside his own car. Nicholas Ficher was flaming mad at the other driver for cutting him off at a toll booth, so he pulled out his weapon of choice and pointed it at the vehicle. His aim, however, wasn't true, and he ended up firing the flare gun into his own car, setting fire to the passenger seat -- which had a passenger sitting in it. A trooper caught up with the 18-year-old as he was trying to discard the gun. Ficher faces felony threat and reckless conduct charges.
WHEN RUNNING FROM THE COPS, IT’S SAFE TO SAY YOU SHOULDN’T TWITTER TAUNT THEM, JUST SAYIN’
She tried to tweet the system! A wanted woman in Texas was arrested Friday after she posted a Twitter taunt to police. Mahogany Mason-Kelly wrote: “I still got a warrant in Pearland…Those pigs will NEVER catch me!!!...NEVER!” But the 20-year-old clearly jinxed herself. Pearland police soon learned of the tweet even though Mason-Kelly didn't leave a hashtag, and they nabbed her at Lamar University, where she is a student. She not only had the Pearland warrants but police discovered she had given her sister's name, Turquoise, when Houston cops stopped her last year. #Busted.
FOOTBALL IS BACK BABY, IT’S NFL DRAFT DAY! FOLLOW THE TRADE TRACKER
If you have enough sick days, you might want to use one of them tomorrow because you could very well be partying into the night tonight. The NFL draft kicks off tonight -- and bars across the country are throwing parties to celebrate. The draft, which just involves the names of college players being read off of notecards, has become the second biggest NFL event out there -- with the Super Bowl being the biggest, of course. So, feel free to hit it hard -- but make sure you have a plan that helps you deal with the consequences on Friday.
NBA ROUNDUP: THE MAGIC LOCKED UP THE 6TH SEED LAST NIGHT AND THE KNICKS LOCKED UP THE 7TH
The New York Knicks on Wednesday took another step towards locking up the 7th seed in the East after defeating the Los Angeles Clippers 99-93. With the loss, the Clippers fell to 5th in the West, a half a game behind the Memphis Grizzlies. The Chicago Bulls are this close to sewing up the overall top seed after holding off the Indiana Pacers 92-87. The Denver Nuggets can still secure the 6 or 7 seed in the West after beating the Oklahoma City Thunder 106-101. Get the rest of Wednesday's scores here.
DAVID WRIGHT BECOMES THE ALL-TIME RBI GUY FOR THE METS!
New York Mets third baseman David Wright became the franchise's best RBI man of all time on Wednesday, passing Daryl Strawberry with 735 career runs batted in the Mets' 5-1 win over the Miami Marlins. Wright set the new record in style with a two-run homer in the sixth inning. Additional National League finals yesterday include the Atlanta Braves upsetting the Los Angeles Dodgers 4-2; the Washington Nationals downing the San Diego Padres 7-2; and the Philadelphia Phillies topping the Arizona Diamondbacks 7-2. In the American League, the Texas Rangers got past the New York Yankees 7-3; the Boston Red Sox built up a 7-1 lead and hung on to beat the Minnesota Twins 7-6; and the Oakland A's outlast the Chicago White Sox 5-4 in 14 innings. Here are all of the MLB scores.
METTA WORLD PEACE BLAMES “TIMING” FOR THE VICIOUS ELBOW…
Los Angeles Lakers forward Metta World Peace on Wednesday told reporters he was surprised he received a seven-game suspension for knocking Thunder guard James Harden to the ground with a stiff elbow. World Peace said, "it was bad timing for me and then, physically, it was bad timing for Mr. Harden. It was just the worst timing for me." Meanwhile, Harden has been cleared to play after passing a series of NBA-mandated tests all players must pass following a concussion.
MEGATRON IS THE LATEST TO GET THE MADDEN CURSE!
Detroit Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson earned 52 percent of the over 651,000 votes cast to determine the player to be featured on the cover of the popular video game Madden NFL 13. The Motor City wideout beat out Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton. Johnson said, "Man, it's great. Just to see yourself on this Madden (cover) and seeing all the guys that have been on Madden? C'mon, man." Some of the guys that have been on Madden include Brett Favre, Michael Vick, Marshall Faulk, Drew Brees and Ray Lewis.
SEAN PAYTON WILL BE ON THE SIDELINES THIS YEAR AFTER ALL…JUST NOT WITH THE SAINTS
MARK SANCHEZ & SANTONIO HOLMES ARE EVEN GETTING BOOED IN NEW YORK NOW!
Recently, New York Knicks fans booed newly acquired Jets backup quarterback Tim Tebow when he was shown on the Madison Square Garden giant video screen. Last night, starting quarterback Mark Sanchez and wide receiver Santonio Holmes were roundly booed by he crowd at the Knicks game. Sanchez and Holmes have been trying to repair their relationship which seemed to reach a new low at the end of last season.
THE LILO/ROSIE O’DONNELL FEUD IS ON!
The Lindsay Lohan - Rosie O'Donnell feud is in full swing. Earlier this week, Rosie said on the Today show that she thinks Linds isn't up to the task of playing Elizabeth Taylor and hasn't done anything good since she was 16. Now Lindsay has shot back, telling Access Hollywood, "It's funny that someone you don't know at all can say something so intrusive and so knowing." TMZ says she feels betrayed by Rosie because one of her first talk-show appearances was on Rosie's old show back when she was 12. Lindsay is set to star in the upcoming Lifetime original movie Liz & Dick.
OCTOMOM IS BEING INVESTIGATED FOR CHILD NEGLECT! AND ABOUT THAT $520 HAIRCUT…WE THOUGHT YOU WERE “BROKE”?
The Octomom got a visit from cops and social workers Tuesday after it was reported that she was living in squalid conditions and neglecting her 14 child. A hairdresser who visited Nadya Suleman's house -- to give her a Brazilian blowout and other hair-care services worth $520 -- reported backed-up plumbing, unsanitary portable toilets in the backyard, shivering children forced to eat outside and kids locked in a room without adult supervision, according to TMZ. Officials spent more than an hour investigating. A law enforcement spokesman said, "Ms. Suleman was cooperative. They reported they did not observe any cause or reason to prompt us to take any action at this time. We found no criminal intent." The hairdresser tells TMZ, "The kids are in desperate need of help. I tried to help, but she's not open to anybody helping her. She thinks everything is fine with the kids, and it's not."
MTV IS FINALLY FRESHENING UP THE VMA’S…
MTV is revamping their annual Movie Awards. According to the Hollywood Reporter, the network has dropped several categories, and added new ones, and has also assembled an “academy” of actors, producers, agents and other industry insiders to pick the nominees. The move is an effort to bring some credibility to the event and broaden the list of nominees. Retired categories include: Best Villain, Best Scared-as-Sh*t Performance, Best Jaw-Dropping Moment, Biggest Badass Star and Best Line From A Movie. New categories include: Best Music, Best On-Screen Transformation, Best Gut-Wrenching Performance, Best Cast and Best On-Screen Dirt Bag. The MTV Movie Awards airs June 3rd.
WE’RE NOT SURE WHO HE IS, BUT WIZ KHALIFA JUST GOT POPPED FOR WEED AT THE HOLIDAY INN…
Wiz Khalifa tried to hide a bag of weed in his room at a Holiday Inn in Nashville yesterday ... but couldn't put one past the cops. Police responded to Wiz's room after someone complained about a strong odor of marijuana. When officers arrived to the scene, Wiz, real name Cameron Jibril Thomaz, allegedly tossed an item in hopes of hiding it from police. Cops say they found the item ... which turned out to be a small bag of ganja. Wiz was hit with a citation.
BRITNEY SPEARS’ NEW MAN GETS TO DECIDE HOW SHE SPENDS HER LOOT!
Britney Spears has a new man looking over her bank statements. A judge has okayed giving fiance Jason Trawick legal power to govern his future wife's affairs. Her dad and conservator Jamie Spears filed a petition earlier this month to add Jason as a co-conservator. Now, Jason has the power to decide how Britney will earn and spend her money.
HORROR ON THE HIGH SEAS? THE SAW CRUISE IS ON!
Set sail with Saw! Carnival is offering a Saw movie-themed cruise set to kick off August 11th. The ship will sail from New York to different stops in Eastern Canadian port towns, and will feature appearances by stars of the horror movie franchise. Events will include a tattoo contest judged by Saw stars, a Saw trivia contest, and, of course, screenings of Saw movies.
BEYONCE HAS BEEN NAMED PEOPLE MAG’S ‘WORLD’S MOST BEAUTIFUL WOMAN’…
Beyonce has been named the World's Most Beautiful Woman by PEOPLE. The torch was passed down from 2011′s World's Most Beautiful Woman, Jennifer Lopez. On the new cover of PEOPLE, which drops tomorrow, Bey looks gorgeous and admits that becoming a mom has changed everything for her. Inside the mag, Beyonce admits she feels more beautiful than ever since giving birth. "I have never felt so connected, never felt like I had such a purpose on this earth." She says that her baby Blue Ivy is "just the cutest thing." Meanwhile, Beyonce wasn’t the only star to make People’s Most Beautiful list. Julia Roberts, who’s made the list 13 times, and Nicole Kidman, who’s been on it 10, are back again, along with Sofia Vergara, Mad Men’s Jessica Pare and Christina Hendricks, Charlize Theron, Michelle Williams, Kate Middleton and Miranda Lambert. Men making the Most Beautiful List include: David Beckham, Lambert’s husband Blake Shelton and Ashton Kutcher.
IVAN MOODY SAYS FFDP IS IN NO RUSH TO RECORD…
Five Finger Death Punch frontman Ivan Moody tells us he doesn't want to put a date on when the band will deliver another album. He says he's "honestly, at this point, unsure. It's when it comes and when it comes naturally." As for what that album might sound like, he assures us that they're not looking to make major alterations. "If the machine's not broken, don't fix it. We're not changing anything...At this point, it's what we are, it's who we are, it's how we write. It's accepted or it's not."
‘MEMBER THAT ROCK & ROLL ALL-STARS TOUR GOING ON IN SOUTH AMERICA? WELL THEY CANCELLED IT
The Rock 'n' Roll Allstars tour of South America has been scrapped. But the super-group -- featuring Gene Simmons; Def Leppard's Joe Elliott, former Guns n' Roses members Matt Sorum, Duff McKagan and Gilby Clarke; former Skid Row singer Sebastian Bach; and former Deep Purple bassist Glen Hughes -- will play Friday in Lima, Peru. The canceled shows are in Ecuador, Colombia, Costa Rica, Panama, Guatemala and Venezuela. The tour's promoter issued a statement saying, "An incredible effort was made to work with local promoters to bring our show to the fans, but they made it impossible for us to do so." The Allstars have played two shows -- in Paraguay and Argentina.
JACK WHITE WILL PROVIDE THE SCORE TO THE NEW DEPP LONE RANGER FLICK!
Jack White has signed on to score his first film. He'll be creating the music for the Johnny Depp re-make of The Long Ranger, which is due in theaters in May 2013. White composed and recorded the theme song for the 2008 James Bond film Quantum of Solace and performed traditional songs, both on the soundtrack and in the film, for 2003's Cold Mountain. White will appear on The Colbert Report tonight.
CHINO’S GOT HIMSELF A LITTLE SIDE PROJECT CALLED PALMS…
Chino Moreno not only has a new Deftones album coming out this year, he'll be releasing an album with a new side project. Palms features Moreno fronting three former members of the band Isis. There's no release date yet for the untitled album. It will be put out by Ipecac Recordings, the label run by Faith No More singer Mike Patton.