Should we TASER RICH?!?!
DID YOU SEE JUPITER AND VENUS IN THE SKY LAST NIGHT?
AMERICA IS NOT SO HOT ON OBAMA THESE DAYS…
According to a new Washington Post/ABC News survey released yesterday, the majority of Americans disapprove of the way President Obama is handling the economy. The poll found that 50 percent of those surveyed strongly disapprove of the president’s economic performance – a record high. And amid rising gas prices, which have gained 49 cents a gallon this year to an average $3.79, 65 percent said they found Obama’s handling of the issue unsatisfactory. The president also didn’t do too well in other areas. Sixty-three percent of Americans gave him negative marks on the country's budget deficit, while just 16 percent strongly approved of his work in that area, and 48 percent disapproved of the White House’s energy policy.
MAYBE IT’S BECAUSE HE’S DOING THINGS LIKE THIS?
BO OBAMA VIDEO BOMBED A NEWSCAST!
YAHOO’S SUING FACEBOOK, SUE EVERYBODY!
ORBITZ NAMES ORLANDO THE #1 SPRING BREAK DESTINATION!
INSTEAD OF SHAKING HANDS, SOME DOUCHE B-BALL COACH WENT MIKE TYSON ON THE OTHER COACH!
Police in Springfield, Massachusetts arrested the assistant coach of a youth basketball team after he went Mike Tyson on the coach of the other team, biting off part of his ear, instead of shaking his hand. 34-year-old Timothy Lee Forbes was identified by authorities yesterday and he pleaded not guilty. He'll have a dangerousness hearing on Friday in which he'll attempt to seek bail. The incident occurred during a Catholic Youth Organization game between teams of fifth- and sixth-graders last Friday. Forbes is facing charges that include mayhem and assault and battery.
A SODA A DAY…CAN PUT YOU AT RISK FOR A HEART ATTACK?
There's bad news for men who like soda. A new study suggests that men who drink soda or other sugar-filled drinks greatly increase their risk of suffering a heart attack. The study included nearly 50,000 men and tracked their diet over 22 years. Men who drank just one 12-ounce sugar-sweetened soda had a 20 percent higher risk of heart attack. Dr. Walter Willett, a co-author of the study, says that a 12-ounce soda contains about 10 teaspoons of sugar. He adds, "Continually subjecting our bodies to high amounts of glucose, to high blood sugar levels that trigger large secretions of insulin results in stresses that in the long run show up as high risk of heart disease and diabetes."
CAN TRIPPING ON ACID CURE ALCOHOLISM?
YET ANOTHER LAWMAKER IS NOW TRYING TO LIMIT GUYS USE OF THE LITTLE BLUE PILL!
The battle of the sexes continues to be fought in the statehouse, as a third female lawmaker has introduced a bill to limit men's access to Viagra in the wake of the dozens of anti-abortion bills that have been passed around the country. The woman behind the latest bill is Democratic Ohio Senator Nina Turner, who is opposed to proposed legislation that would make abortions illegal after a fetal heartbeat is detected, which can occur as early as the sixth week of pregnancy. To fight back, Turner introduced a bill that would require men trying to get Viagra to get "tested for heart problems, receive counseling about possible side effects and receive information about 'pursuing celibacy as a viable lifestyle choice.'"
WHERE’S THE BEEF AMERICA?
Where’s the beef in Americans’ diets? According to the USDA, we’re eating less meat these days- and that decline is expected to continue. More than a third of U.S. households ate less meat and poultry last year, for both health and financial reasons. Instead, Americans are choosing vegetarian protein sources like tofu, lentils, beans, soy, nuts and eggs, as well as fish. And an increasing number of veggie-friendly options are popping up on menus at restaurants around the country. Some credit the Meatless Monday movement, backed by celebs like Oprah and Gwyneth Paltrow, which encourages families to have one day of meat-free meals per week.
WE’VE HEARD OF PIT FIGHTS AT ROCK SHOWS, BUT AT THE SYMPHONY??
Brawls at concerts happen all the time - though not usually at classical music concerts! Two decidedly un-classy audience members got into a fight last week at a Chicago performance of Brahms’ Symphony No.2 in D Major. The argument, between two men in the music hall’s box seats, got physical toward the end of the second movement. Police said a man in his 60s was struck several times by a younger man. The discord was apparently over seats and the younger man fled by the time police arrived. Through all of this, the conductor, uh, never missed a beat, so to speak. He was able to bring the concert to a graceful close. Hopefully witnesses will be instrumental in bringing the younger man down.
FORECLOSURE: SO EASY A 14 YEAR OLD CAN DO IT?
These tenants can accuse their landlord of being childish and they’d be totally right! That’s because their landlord is a 14-year-old girl! Willow Tufano of Florida bought a two-bedroom concrete block home for $12,000, and now rents it out to a young couple for $700 a month. Tufano was able to earn half the cash by selling items on Craigslist from foreclosed properties her real estate agent mother was selling. Her mom put in the rest of the money for the home, which had been way reduced in price after its former owners could not afford to pay the mortgage and it was repossessed by the bank. Tufano says she plans to repay her mom for the other half of the house by the time she’s 18 and then she’ll move in. For someone so young, she’s certainly got her house in order!
DOES YOUR CHICK MAKE A LOT OF LOUD NOISES DURING SEX? IT’S NOT GOOD NEWS
Hate to burst your bubble, guys -- but if your girl is making a lot of noise in the sack, there's a pretty good chance she's faking it. British researchers surveyed 71 women between the ages of 18 and 48 and found...
87 percent moan to help out their man's confidence.
66 percent make noise because they want their guy to, um, get there faster.
Women also make noise if they are "bored, tired or uncomfortable." Doh.
IF YOU’RE GONNA STEAL A JUDGE’S NAMEPLATE FROM THE COURTHOUSE, DON’T POST IT ON FB, JUST SAYIN’
A dopey Coral Springs, Floridian isn't as a-door-able as he thought he was, as he found out when cops busted him for posing on Facebook -- holding a nameplate he'd swiped off the office door of a circuit court judge. Steven Mulhall was in court to make a probation appearance on a previous charge when he saw the brass plate and couldn't resist. He might've gotten away with the theft had he not immediately posted a smirking photo on the social network. Judge Michael Orlando said, "The nameplate is like only $40, not that big of a crime, but what an idiot. He puts it on Facebook. He violated the terms of his parole by stealing, from a judge he appeared before, no less. He's got multiple convictions for petty theft, so now this is a felony."
MARCH MADNESS, MEANS LOSS OF SLEEP AND SLACKING AT WORK!
Selection Sunday is in the books and now for the next three weeks, sports fans and non-sports fans that are just trying to win a few bucks in their office pools will be clutching onto their brackets like it's a bible. There's no doubt about it, almost everyone gets caught up in March Madness. A new survey shows that 33 percent of adults will watch at least one of the games. 48 percent of men will tune in -- compared to 20 percent of women. The biggest side effect of March Madness is of course a drop in production at the workplace. 40 percent of employed people will follow the tournament while at work.
GOOD NEWS FOR TIGER…IT WAS ONLY A LITTLE STRAIN
There's some good news for Tiger Woods and his fans. That injury that caused him to bail out of the WGC Cadillac Championship at Doral on Sunday was only a mild strain and he may even be OK to play in next week's Arnold Palmer Invitational. Tiger broke the news over Twitter writing, "Got good news from doc tonight. Only a mild strain of left Achilles. Can resume hitting balls late in the week and hopeful for next week."
NBA ROUNDUP: DERRICK ROSE & CO. HAND LINSANITY IT’S 6TH STRAIGHT LOSS
The NBA’s best team, the Chicago Bulls, led by the league’s MVP, Derrick Rose, beat the New York Knicks 104-99 last night in the Windy City, sending the Big Apple squad to its sixth straight defeat. Rose scored 32 points and at times made defender Jeremy Lin look like he was lost. Lin finished with 15 but again struggled with his shot, ending the night shooting just 4 of 11 from the floor. In other games; the Boston Celtics clipped the Los Angeles Clippers 94-85; Tony Parker poured in 31 in the San Antonio Spurs’ 112-97 victory over the Washington Wizards; and the Minnesota Timberwolves outgunned the Phoenix Suns 127-124. Here’s the rest of Monday’s scoreboard.
PEYTON WATCH: JOE PHILBIN & MIKE SHERMAN MEET IN INDY!
The Peyton Manning sweepstakes is still in progress as the former Colts great met with new Miami Dolphins head coach Joe Philbin and offensive coordinator Mike Sherman for about six hours yesterday in Indianapolis. Meanwhile, the Tennessee Titans have been awarded an audience with the future Hall of Famer sometime today or tomorrow. Over the weekend, the four-time NFL MVP met at length with both the Denver Broncos and Arizona Cardinals.
RANDY MOSS INKED A 1 YEAR DEAL WITH THE 49ERS!
After a one-year retirement, Randy Moss will be back in the NFL next season after signing a one-year contract with the San Francisco 49ers. The 35-year old wideout and the Niners agreed on the deal just hours after Moss had worked out with head coach Jim Harbaugh, who was seen throwing passes to Moss during the on-field session. Moss said of Harbaugh, a former quarterback in the NFL, “Yes, he can still bring it at his old age. He can still wing it.”
CHIPPER JONES SAYS HE MAY HANG UP THE CLEATS BY THE END OF THIS YEAR!
Rapidly careening towards his fortieth birthday next month, Atlanta Braves superstar Chipper Jones is hinting he may hang up his spikes any day now. On Monday, Jones told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, “Tomorrow might be my last day. I don’t know. The body is starting to tell me every morning when I wake up that it’s getting close. I’m signed through the end of this year. I don’t know what next year entails.” So far, in four exhibition games, Jones has gone 0-for-8.
THE TAR HEELS ARE BANNED FROM THE 2012 POST-SEASON…
The NCAA on Monday placed the North Carolina football program on three years’ probation and disqualified it from the 2012 postseason. The governing body slapped the program with the stiff penalty after finding the school was responsible for a string of NCAA violations, including academic fraud, allowing ineligible players to compete and looking the other way while agents interacted with student athletes.
SOME CHICK FROM GLEE’S CELL PHONE WAS HACKED AND NOW THERE’S NUDE PICS! (DON’T WORRY, SHE’S LEGAL)
Apparently actresses will never learn! Nude photos of Glee star Heather Morris were leaked to the Internet Sunday night after her cellphone was hacked. The risque shots show the 25-year-old in various states of undress and in her "Slave 4 U" costume from the 2010 Britney Spears tribute episode of Glee. This isn't Heather's first nude photo scandal. In 2010, X-rated images of the actress, taken by a professional in her pre-Glee days, appeared online.
KIM K. RESPONDS TO JON HAMM CALLING HER A BLEEPING IDIOT…
Kim Kardashian is taking the high road in response to Jon Hamm. In Britain's Elle magazine, the Mad Men star called Kim and Paris Hilton bleeping "idiots." Kardashian replied yesterday via Twitter: "I just heard about the comment Jon Hamm made about me in an interview. I respect Jon, and I am a firm believer that everyone is entitled to their own opinion and that not everyone takes the same path in life. We're all working hard and we all have to respect one another. Calling someone who runs their own businesses, is a part of a successful TV show, produces, writes, designs and creates, 'stupid,' is in my opinion careless." Hamm's full comment was: "Whether it's Paris Hilton or Kim Kardashian or whoever, stupidity is certainly celebrated. Being a [bleeping] idiot is a valuable commodity in this culture because you're rewarded significantly."
ELLEN, DREW BREES AND MORE STARS JUMP ON BOARD TO SUPPORT THE BULLY DOC…
Ellen DeGeneres, Demi Lovato and NFL star Drew Brees are joining the fight to get the MPAA to change the R rating given to the upcoming documentary Bully. A Michigan high school student named Katy Butler, herself a victim of bullying, began a petition to change the rating so as many kids could see the film as possible, and more than 280,000 people have already signed it. The petition has also been officially supported by 20 members of Congress. DeGeneres had Butler in the audience of her show last week and told her viewers, “it’s an important movie for everyone to see, especially kids.” Lovato joined the cause by tweeting, “please help repeal the R rating on Bully. EVERYONE should be able to see it. Sign the petition.” Lovato, who last year revealed that she had been bullied for being “fat,” also used her Twitter page to speak out against cyber-bullies. “It really surprises me the hateful things people say on the internet,” she wrote. “You must have had something really terrible happen to your childhood and you’re really sick in the head. Must suck to be born without a heart.”
RUSSELL BRAND FLIPPED OUT ON THE PAPARAZZI LAST NIGHT…
Russell Brand was named in a New Orleans police report last night for allegedly snatching a phone from a paparazzo and chucking it through a window. The photographer filing the report cited "criminal damages," according to TMZ.
IDOL’S RUNNER UP LAUREN ALAINA WILL SING ON THE NEW AEROSMITH RECORD! ARE THEY JUMPING THE SHARK?
Following Sunday night’s edgy (to say the least) Aerosmith interview on CBS’ 60 Minutes, maybe the last thing fans want to hear is that a former American Idol contestant is going to make a guest appearance on the band’s forthcoming studio album. Well plug your ears because it is true. Last season’s runner-up Lauren Alaina performed on last week’s AI elimination show and on Friday she tweeted, “Yesterday: returned to Idol & then went to the studio to record background vocals for the new Aerosmith album. Thank u Steven!”
R.I.P. THE LOVE BOAT!
TV's Love Boat is likely heading to the scrap heap. The Pacific Princess, the main ship seen on the long-running TV series, has been sold a Turkish company that specializes in demolishing big vessels.
THE CHILIS WILL PICK ONE LUCKY FAN PLAY PHOTOG ON THE UPCOMING TOUR!
The Red Hot Chili Peppers are giving one lucky fan an opportunity to win a coveted photo pass at each one of their upcoming concert stops. A photo pass is sort of the professional photographer’s equivalent of a backstage pass, giving the pros access to the photo pit in front of the stage to capture up-close shots of the band in action. The best of the fan shots will be posted on the band’s official website and Facebook page. Get all the details on how to enter to win at redhotchilipeppers.com.
90’S FLASHBACK ANYONE? BARENAKED LADIES, BLUES TRAVELER, CRACKER AND BIG HEAD TODD ARE GOING ON A TOUR!
Barenaked Ladies will hit the road this summer, announcing a tour with Blues Traveler. Barenaked Ladies will join forces with Blues Traveler, Cracker and Big Head Todd and the Monsters for Last Summer on Earth, a tour kicking off in July. The four bands will play more than 30 arenas and amphitheaters across North America through the middle of August. Florida dates include: July 17 in Tampa, FL at the Ask Gary Amp and July 18 in West Palm Beach, FL at the Cruzan Amp!
LARS LOVES CLOWN’S NEW BOOK!
Slipknot's Shawn "Clown" Crahan has recruited his percussive peer Lars Ulrich to write the forward for his photo book Apocalyptic Nightmare Journey, which is set to publish in June. The book consists of experimental Polaroid shots, which Ulrich describes as "one [heck] of a ride that I can guarantee you will be unique, spellbinding and potentially life-altering. This book is everything that art should be."
QOTSA FRONT MAN JOSH HOMME IS SUING HIS FORMER BANDMATES!
Queens of the Stone Age frontman Josh Homme and his former Kyuss bandmate Scott Reeder have filed a trademark infringement and consumer fraud suit against their former bandmates John Garcia and Brant Bjork, who toured last year using the name Kyuss Lives! A statement from Homme and Reeder says, "We made every attempt to help them continue Kyuss Lives! respectfully. Only to discover...Kyuss Lives! management and band had filed federal documents in 2011 in an attempt to steal the name Kyuss... This is desperately what we were trying to avoid. It's a sad day for us and for [them], but most of all for the fans. What a needless mess."
RUSH WILL GET THE DIO LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD THIS YEAR!
Rush will receive this year's Ronnie James Dio Lifetime Achievement Award at the Revolver Golden Gods Awards on April 11th event at L.A.'s Club Nokia, it was announced yesterday. Tenacious D's Jack Black and Kyle Gass will present the trophy to the Canadian trio. In addition, Korn, Yngvie Malmsteen, Trivium and Dee Snider have been added to the lineup of performers. Snider will sing Twisted Sister's "I Wanna Rock" with the previously announced Black Veil Brides. It was also announced yesterday that a newly created video for "Piss," an unreleased song from Pantera's Vulgar Display of Power album, will be premiered at the show, and that the entire ceremony will be webcast live on X-Box Live and on X-Box and Revolver's Facebook pages.
THE HIVES ANNOUNCE THEIR BIG COMEBACK RECORD!
The Hives are back with their first album in five years. Lex Hives is due out on the band's own label Disques Hives on June 5th. The Swedish band will debut songs from the album on their brief U.S tour next month based around their appearance at Coachella in Indio, California April 15th and 22nd.