Should we TASER RICH?!?!
THE U.S. COAST GUARD HAS TO RESCUE 14 PEOPLE FROM THE HMS BOUNTY!
A 180-foot ship called the HMS Bounty sunk off the coast of North Carolina yesterday morning, after it got caught in Hurricane Sandy. A Coast Guard helicopter rescued 14 crewmembers, and there's footage of it online. Sadly, one crewmember didn't survive. And as of last night, the 63-year-old captain was still missing. The ship was originally built for the 1962 Marlon Brando movie "Mutiny on the Bounty", and was also used in one of the "Pirates of the Caribbean" movies.
IRONY MUCH? RUSSELL CROWE’S NOAH’S ARK MOVIE HAS BEEN POSTPONED DUE TO SANDY…
Here's a dose of irony for your Tuesday morning: The movie about Noah's Ark starring RUSSELL CROWE has had to stop filming temporarily because of a huge storm. I'm talking about Hurricane Sandy, obviously. "Noah"is shooting on Long Island so they're right in the line of fire. Luckily, most of the shooting with the giant replica of the ark is done, so damage to it shouldn't be a problem. The movie also stars "Harry Potter" minx Emma Watson, Jennifer Connelly, Anthony Hopkins and Logan Lerman from the "Percy Jackson" movies. Darren Aronofsky is directing.
EVEN THE LATE NIGHT SHOWS WERE IMPACTED BY HURRICANE SANDY!
DAVID LETTERMAN and JIMMY FALLON do their shows in New York. And they went on as scheduled last night . . . but without audiences. Here's a quick clip from Letterman's show. Meanwhile, both "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart" and "The Colbert Report" shut down as did JIMMY KIMMEL who was scheduled to tape from Brooklyn. Fox News ditched "The O'Reilly Factor" in favor of storm coverage.
LINDSAY LOHAN SAYS WE SHOULDN’T BE WORRYING ABOUT NO STUPID HURRICANE…
Leave it to LINDSAY LOHAN to underplay a tragedy. Here's her stupid, ignorant Tweet about Hurricane Sandy . . . quote, "WHY is everyone in SUCH a panic about hurricane (i'm calling it Sally)..? Stop projecting negativity! Think positive and pray for peace." In another post, she called it "Hurricane SASSY."
TOM CRUISE’S WASTED NEIGHBOR GOT TASED FOR TRYING TO CLIMB HIS MANSION WALL!
A neighbor of TOM CRUISE got drunk and climbed over the wall around Tom's house and got TASED for his efforts. Here's what happened. A 41-year-old Australian interior designer and reality TV star named Jason Sullivan has been staying at the home of Tom's manager, Kevin Huvane. Huvane's house is adjacent to Tom's. Well, Sullivan went out Sunday night and got HAMMERED. When he was dropped off in the neighborhood early yesterday morning, he apparently mistook Tom's house for Kevin's. He climbed the wall, where he was spotted by one of Tom's security guards, who told him to stop. But instead, Sullivan kept walking toward Tom's house, so the guard tased him. Twice. Police were called and Sullivan was arrested for trespassing. He was also treated for injuries he suffered during the tasing. Tom does NOT want to pursue charges against Sullivan, because he realizes the guy made a mistake. His lawyer says, quote, "Tom's not a vindictive guy. The guy was drunk. He didn't have a malicious intent."
NEWLYWEDS JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE & JESSICA BIEL GOT PAID $300K FOR THEIR WEDDING PICS!
Newlyweds Justin and Jessica Timberlake reportedly earned a nice chunk of change from the sale of their wedding photos to People magazine. The latest celebrity man and wife reportedly received $300,000 for their photos, including a cover shot. The pair invited 100 very special guests to their extremely private nuptials on October 19 in Italy.
WHY THE HELL DID KELSEY GRAMMAR BRING HIS BABY TO THE PLAYBOY MANSION??
KELSEY GRAMMER hit up the Playboy Mansion Halloween party over the weekend . . . with his 3-month-old daughter Faith. TMZ says the baby was, quote, "tucked into her bassinet as the music blared" and Kelsey, quote, "whooped it up at a table next to PARIS HILTON just after midnight." That didn't sit well with Playmate MELISSA MAY. She Tweeted, quote, "Why the [eff] does Kelsey Grammer have a newborn baby at the Mansion party!?!?!?"
STEVE JOBS’ SECRET YACHT KINDA LOOKS LIKE A GIANT IPHONE?
IMDB.COM HAS COMPILED THE TOP 10 HORROR MOVIES OF ALL TIME LIST!
The Internet Movie Database . . . (IMDB.com) . . . has put together a list of the Top 10 Horror Movies. This one's a little different than most, because it's not just the opinions of one guy or a few people who run a website. It's based on votes and ratings from IMDB users. So there are a lot of movies you don't see on most Top 10 horror movie lists. So whether you agree with the list or not, it's one of the most interesting of its kind. Here it is:
#1.) "The Shining", 1980
#2.) "Alien", 1979
#3.) "Shaun of the Dead", 2004
#4.) "Psycho", 1960
#5.) "Cloverfield", 2008
#6.) "Zombieland", 2009
#7.) "Saw", 2004
#8.) "The Exorcist", 1973
#9.) "28 Days Later", 2002
#10.) "Sweeney Todd", 2007
AW C’MON MAN, CAN’T YOU JUST LET SHERMAN HEMSLEY MOVE ON UP TO HIS FINAL RESTING PLACE ALREADY?
ANDERSON COOPER’S TALK SHOW GOT CANCELLED & THE DWIGHT SHRUTE SPIN-OFF IS NO MORE…
ANDERSON COOPER'S syndicated daytime talk show "Anderson Live" has been canceled after just two seasons. It will get a full second season, so new episodes will continue airing through NEXT summer. In a statement, Anderson said, quote, "I look forward to doing more great shows this season, and I'm sorry we won't be continuing, but I have truly enjoyed it." Earlier this year, NBC was developing a spin-off of "The Office" starring Dwight who's played by RAINN WILSON. It was about Dwight's life on his family's beet farm and bed & breakfast, which has been featured on "The Office" several times. Well, the show, which was called "The Farm", is no longer in development. Yesterday, Rainn Tweeted, quote, "NBC has passed on moving forward with 'The Farm' TV show. Had a blast making the pilot onwards & upwards!"
APPARENTLY, UFC’S DANA WHITE IS A VERY GOOD TIPPER!
GREEN DAY HAS POSTPONED ALL THEIR TOUR DATES BUT HAVE MOVED UP THE RELEASE OF TRE!
GREEN DAY has postponed their upcoming tour because singer BILLIE JOE ARMSTRONG is still in rehab for substance abuse issues. However, they've decided to bump UP the release of "Tre!" to make up for it. It's the third album in the trilogy. The second one, "Dos!", is still coming out in two weeks. Drummer TRE COOL says, quote, "We feel bad we have to delay our tour, so to make up for it we want to give our fans the music earlier than we had planned. If we couldn't be there to play it for you live, the least we could do was give you the next best thing." -By the way, METALLICA played a little GREEN DAY during their set at the Voodoo
Music Experience in New Orleans last weekend. Green Day canceled that gig, and Metallica stepped in to take their place.
NICKELBACK’S CHAD KROEGER TOOK A SHOT BACK AT DERYCK WHIBLEY FOR HIS HALLOWEEN COSTUME…
This weekend, SUM 41 singer DERYCK WHIBLEY dressed up as his ex-wife AVRIL LAVIGNE for Halloween. And Deryck's new girlfriend Ari Cooper was Avril's fiancé, NICKELBACK singer CHAD KROEGER. Here's a picture. Well, Chad saw the picture and took a shot at Deryck on Twitter. He said, quote, "Hey Deryck. Loved the costumes! We were going to dress up as you guys this year but all the parties had CELEBRITY THEMES. Haha!"
DAVE MUSTAINE’S VOCAL CORDS ARE SO JACKED HE HAS TO GIVE UP COFFEE, CHOCOLATE & TOMATOES!
MEGADETH singer DAVE MUSTAINE says his doctors discovered that he had some vocal cord damage so he went to a specialist last Thursday. He says the issue doesn't require any surgery, and is treatable, with some adjustments to his,
quote, "exercise, diet, and eating habits." He adds, quote, "I started drinking Aloe Juice, taking a tablet for my stomach, and I have to cut out some things I like. Coffee is one of things . . . I'm [also] bummed about no chocolate (I love chocolate!), and tomatoes (no spaghetti or pizza)." On an apparently unrelated note, Dave also says he wants to cut back on . . . PROFANITY. He says, quote, "I'm really embarrassed by how much I swear or swore on stage and in interviews. Dave said all of this in a recent Facebook post.
HERE ARE THE 5 THINGS YOU GOTTA KNOW ABOUT HURRICANE SANDY
Hurricane Sandy was downgraded to a post-tropical cyclone at 7:00 P.M. Eastern last night, but it hit the East Coast with driving rain and hurricane-force winds all over the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast. Here are Five Things to Know About Superstorm Sandy:
#1.) At least 13 people were killed . . . including a woman as far away as Toronto, Canada who was hit by flying debris. Another 67 people were killed in the Caribbean earlier as the storm moved north, including 51 in Haiti.
#2.) The storm made landfall in southern New Jersey around 8:00 P.M. Eastern, with a storm surge strong enough to destroy parts of the boardwalk in Atlantic City, and causing MASSIVE flooding in New Jersey and New York. The flooding was up to five feet even higher in some places flooding coastal homes, covering cars, and submerging downtown intersections of urban areas.
#3.) Because of winds 85-miles-per-hour and higher, downed trees and power lines, and flooding of electricity substations, over five million people were without power in 11 states and Washington D.C., from Virginia up to Maine. New York and New Jersey took the worst hits in terms of power outages, including about 700,000 New Yorkers alone. And that involves fires and downed power lines in flooded areas that authorities and emergency crews couldn't even GET to when the storm was at its most powerful. About 7,000 National Guard troops were on active duty in seven states.
#4.) The damage could cost around three BILLION dollars. To give you an idea of the damage and the chaos in New York City alone, the city's 911 system was receiving 10,000 calls every half hour. There was flooding in subway stations and in one of the tunnels into Manhattan, and some hospitals had to evacuate patients because of power outages. A lot of people were also talking about a giant crane on top of the tallest residential skyscraper in New York City . . . a building in midtown Manhattan called One57. The building is still under construction, and the crane was damaged by wind at about 2:30 P.M. in the afternoon. So the part of the crane that sticks out into the air was hanging down and swaying dangerously throughout the storm. In case you haven't see it, here's a pic.
#5.) The storm also created a BLIZZARD in Virginia and West Virigina, with snow, 55-mile-perhour winds, and reports of LIGHTING and THUNDER WHILE it was snowing.
PRESIDENT OBAMA HAD TO CANCEL HIS UCF APPEARANCE AND MITT CANCELLED HIS EVENTS AS WELL BUT SLICK WILLY WAS HERE YESTERDAY!
SANDY IS BRINGING SIGNIFICANTLY COOLER TEMPS TO CENTRAL FLORIDA!
IRONIC DON’T’CHA THINK?
On this day back in 1991, the so-called "perfect storm" hit the North Atlantic producing remarkably large waves along the New England and Canadian coasts. The fishing boat Andrea Gail and its six-member crew were lost in the storm. The disaster spawned the best-selling book The Perfect Storm by Sebastian Junger and a blockbuster Hollywood movie of the same name.
HERE ARE SOME STORIES FROM THE PEEPS THAT ARE FEELING IT FIRST HAND…
DOZENS OF DOUCHEBAGS TWEETED THEIR HURRICANE LOOTING PLANS…
Yesterday, as most people in the Northeast prepared for a HURRICANE . . . dozens of other people went on Twitter to announce their LOOTING PLANS. Quote, "If this hurricane gets real bad I'm looting stores! I always wanted to do that." Quote, "Who wants to go looting with me when Sandy hits?! I need some new [s***]!" And, quote, "Bout to do some looting when this hurricane finally hits . . . gonna get a new laptop and TV . . . this hurricane might be the best thing to happen." As of now, we haven't heard any reports of looting . . . but they could be coming.
AND NOW, THE MOST AWESOMELY STUPID VIDEOS OF PEOPLE AFFECTED BY SANDY…
A few stupid videos from yesterday's Hurricane Sandy coverage are racking up views online:
--In Atlantic City, CNN's Ali Velshi was in the middle of talking about a mandatory evacuation . . . when three shirtless guys started dancing in the floodwater behind him.
(--Search for "Broskis Photobomb CNN Hurricane Sandy Coverage.")
--About 90 minutes before landfall, some idiot in Manhattan took his jet ski out in New York Harbor. (--Search for " Dude Rides Jet Ski In New York Harbor During Hurricane Sandy.")
--In Washington D.C., some guy went jogging in a HORSE MASK, and a local news crew got it on camera. (--Search for " Man Horse interrupts NBC Hurricane Sandy Newscast.")
--And in Alexandria, Virginia, a weather reporter interviewed a random guy in ZOMBIE PIRATE COSTUME, who claimed he's lived there for 650 years, and had never seen a storm as big as Sandy. (--Search for " Zombie Pirate Insight on Hurricane Sandy.")
APPLE WANTS TO SEE IF WE’RE ALL STUPID ENOUGH TO BUY A $59 LIGHT BULB…
Would you pay $59 for a light bulb? What if APPLE was selling it? Starting today, Apple and Philips have teamed up on the, quote, "world's smartest light bulb," called Hue. You can control its brightness and even its color from your iPhone or iPad. The Hue system is going to sell exclusively at the Apple Store . . . it costs $199 for a starter kit of one controller and three bulbs, then $59 for every additional bulb.
HAVE YOU HEARD OF THE NEW BADA BING APP? IT’S PRETTY CREEPY MAN
There’s a new smartphone app, and it’s already attracting criticism for being creepy. Here’s the skinny: Badabing! searches through your Facebook friends’ photo albums and identifies the raciest pics! It’s not totally clear how the app works, but all you have to do is purchase it (for $1.99), then log into Facebook and type in the names of friends whose pictures you want to search. Using image recognition technology, Badabing! filters through users’ photos and pulls up every scantily-clad Halloween costume and spring break bikini shot it can find. While the app does seem a little skeevy, some say there’s nothing wrong with it- after all, the photos have already been knowingly posted on the internet. Sounds like yet another reason NOT to share revealing pictures online.
DON’T FORGET TO SCORE YOUR FREE TACO BELL TACO TODAY THANKS TO THE WORLD SERIES OR SOMETHING…
Taco Bell had a World Series promotion where if a player stole a base, everyone in the country would get a free taco. And one of the San Francisco Giants players did. So today, between 2:00 P.M. and 6:00 P.M., you can get a free Doritos Locos Taco just by walking into Taco Bell. There may be a line, so decide beforehand if it's worth waiting 20 minutes to save $1.19.
AN IDIOT CAR THIEF IN WINTER PARK LITERALLY SHOT HIMSELF IN THE FOOT AFTER GETTING CAUGHT…
Last Thursday night, 40-year-old Tracy Joyce of Winter Park, Florida had his blue Volvo stolen. The next day he was driving in his other car, and believe it or not he spotted the thief DRIVING HIS VOLVO. So he called the cops. They pulled over the Volvo, and it was being driven by the guy who'd stolen it, 18-year-old Roger Donell Johnson. The cops were able to box him in so Roger took off running. He had bad luck when Tracy spotted him in the car but Roger had EVEN WORSE luck when he started running. Because Roger had a .44-caliber handgun in his waistband. And when he tried to jump over a hedge, the gun went OFF . . . and Roger accidentally SHOT HIMSELF in the right calf. He was arrested for grand theft of a motor vehicle, resisting arrest, carrying a concealed firearm, and aggravated assault. TADA! ( Orlando Sentinel)
SOME CRAZY LADY JUST CHANGED HER NAME TO INCLUDE ALL 13 BOND GIRLS?
A 28-year-old woman in England wanted some of the allure of the Bond girls to rub off on her, so she changed her name from Emma-Louise Hodges . . . to 14 different Bond girls. Her new legal name is Pussy Galore Honey Rider Solitaire Plenty O'Toole May Day Xenia Onatopp Holly Goodhead Tiffany Case Kissy Suzuki Mary Goodnight Jinx Johnson Octopussy Domino Moneypenny. Technically that's 13 Bond girls and Miss Moneypenny, the secretary, but she's kind of an adjacent Bond girl so it counts. She plans to go by "Miss Moneypenny" because, quote, "Ultimately, I'm a good down-to-Earth girl."
NOTE TO SELF: WHEN WASTED & TIRED, DON’T TRY TO CLIMB THE GARBAGE CHUTE
On Friday night, a 30-year-old woman in Manhattan was drunk and locked out of her apartment. So she tried to climb in through the building's GARBAGE CHUTE. But when she went down the chute, it triggered the trash compactor and CRUSHED HER ARM. Amazingly, surgeons were able to reattach her arm even though it was DANGLING OFF . . . but it's not clear how much function she'll regain.
SAVE ON THOSE PESKY BAGGAGE FEES WITH THE JAK TO GO!
Here's a stupid but awesome new invention to help you save on baggage fees. It's called the JakToGo . . . and it's a suitcase that converts into a BULKY JACKET. That way you can pack extra items in the jacket, wear them on the plane, avoid checking a bag, and skip the extra fee. It costs about $120 after shipping, but if you save on three baggage fees it pays for itself! You can see some photos of the JakToGo here, or buy it here.
STUDY SAYS: 1 IN 4 PEOPLE ADMIT TO FALLING ASLEEP ON THE JOB AND THAT INCLUDES PILOTS!
According to a survey by a British hotel chain, one in four employees admit that they've fallen asleep at their desk. 17% have snuck off into an empty conference room to take a nap . . . and a large number also go outside to sleep in their car. And ANOTHER survey found that airline pilots ALSO fall asleep on the job. 40% admit to falling asleep in flight . . . and one in three woke up to find out that their co-pilot was sleeping too!
THE 49ERS DUG UP QUITE THE NICE WIN VS. ARIZONA LAST NIGHT
While their baseball brethren returned to San Francisco to celebrate their second World Series title in the past three years, the 49ers traveled to the Arizona desert and left the Cardinals in their dust, demolishing the home team 24-3 on Monday Night Football. Quarterback Alex Smith was the poster boy for efficiency, completing 18 of his 19 pass attempts for 232 yards, three touchdowns and zero interceptions. Michael Crabtree was on the receiving end of two of Smith’s TD tosses, scoring from three and nine yards out, and Randy Moss hauled in a 47-yard scoring strike.
REID MY LIPS! EAGLES COACH ANDY REID IS STICKING WITH VICK
Philadelphia Eagles coach Andy Reid is not ready to bench starting quarterback Michael Vick, according to multiple media reports. Fans and analysts alike speculated the four-time Pro Bowl signal caller might be demoted following the team’s third straight loss, a 30-17 pounding by the Atlanta Falcons. The Eagles headquarters was closed Monday due to Hurricane Sandy, but several insiders say Reid is ready to ride out the Eagles’ storm with Vick for at least one more week.
FOR SOME REASON, REX RYAN STILL ‘THINKS’ SANCHEZ ‘OUR GUY’…
Despite another lackluster performance from quarterback Mark Sanchez and another New York Jets loss, head coach Rex Ryan again on Monday reiterated his rather lukewarm support of his much-maligned QB. When asked for the millionth time if it was time for Tim Tebow to step in and start, Ryan told reporters, “I think Mark’s our guy. I don’t think there’s any doubt about that. I’m confident in Mark.
HE’S ALL KNICKED UP AGAIN! STOUDEMIRE REINJURES KNEE, OUT AT LEAST SIX WEEKS
New York Knicks forward Amare Stoudemire has reinjured his surgically-repaired left knee and is expected to miss at least the first six weeks of the season, according to a league source. The All-Star ruptured a popliteal cyst behind the knee in an exhibition game against Toronto on October 19. The Knicks open their season on Thursday at the new Barclays Center in Brooklyn against the Nets.
KOBE BRYANT WANTS TO GO, BUT WILL SORE FOOT SAY NO?
The Los Angeles Lakers are still uncertain whether Kobe Bryant will be in the lineup for tonight’s season opener against the Dallas Mavericks in L.A. On Monday, team spokesman John Black said the veteran guard’s participation will be a game-time decision. On Monday, Bryant posted on his Facebook page that he’s “getting stronger,” adding, “I will know more after shoot around tomorrow am.”
THANKS TO SANDY, THE NFL JUST PUSHED THE TRADE DEADLINE BACK TWO DAYS
The “Frankenstorm” currently pounding the east coast forced the NFL to move its trade deadline back two days to Thursday. All 32 team were notified that the league offices in New York City would be closed through today because of the storm, making Thursday at 4p ET the new deadline. Prior to the start of this season, the NFL and the players’ union agreed to change the trade deadline from after games in week six to after games in week eight.