Should we TASER RICH?!?!
OH GOOD, GENE SIMMONS THE MILLIONAIRE HAS ENDORSED MITT ROMNEY THE MULTI-MILLIONAIRE…
Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney has already earned the endorsement of multimillionaire entrepreneur Donald Trump and now he can add Kiss bassist Gene Simmons to his tally of fellow multimillionaire and entrepreneurs supporting his candidacy. Simmons, who voted for President Barack Obama in 2008, told FOX News, “Hindsight is 20/20. I have some real issues with the economy and how it’s being done. America should be in business, and it should be run by a businessman. America is a business.” Not surprisingly, Simmons comments came in between his promoting a new restaurant chain (Rock and Brews), Kiss-branded Hello Kitty Dolls and a Kiss-themed miniature golf course in Las Vegas.
DICK CHENEY IS BACK HOME AFTER THE HEART TRANSPLANT…
Former Vice President Dick Cheney was released from the hospital yesterday, 10 days after receiving a heart transplant. Cheney, 71, had the surgery on March 24 at Inova Fairfax Hospital in Falls Church, Virginia. He received the organ from an unknown donor. Cheney, who had a lifelong history of heart disease, waited nearly two years for the transplant. He had his first heart attack at age 37, and four more since then, with the most recent occurring in 2010.
MAYOR DYER WON ANOTHER TERM AS THE MAYOR OF O-TOWN!
COULD THE IPHONE 5 BE COMING IN JUNE?
According to a source Apple's fifth generation iPhone will be out in June. The iPhone 5 will actually be the 6th iPhone released by the company. After the the initial iPhone release, the company launched an iPhone 3G, iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, and iPhone 4S.
THE TRANSGENDERED WOMAN IS BACK IN THE MISS UNIVERSE PAGEANT!
The Miss Universe Organization seemingly reversed their decision on Tuesday and is now allowing Jenna Talackova to compete in the 2012 Miss Universe Canada pageant after initially barring her from the contest because she is not a "naturally born" woman. Yesterday, Talackova and her high-profile attorney Gloria Allred asked for clarification with the Organization's statement, called on the Miss Universe pageant's boss, Donald Trump, "to step up and be a leader in the fight against discrimination," and threatened legal action. Trump said the organization's announcement was perfectly clear, adding, "We went by the laws of Canada and the laws of the United States...So [Talackova] will be entering the Miss Canada Pageant."
DID YOU SEE VIDEO OF THE CRAZY DALLAS TORNADOES FROM YESTERDAY?
Tornadoes that blew through the Dallas area yesterday tossed big-rig trailers in the air like toys, blew the roofs of homes and injured more than a dozen. According to preliminary estimates, six to 12 twisters hit North Texas yesterday, but the National Weather Service didn't expect to release firm number until they could survey the damage today. In Dallas, officials said at least 10 people were injured, two severely. In Arlington, at least three were injured, including two at a nursing home, after the winds trashed the structure.
YOUR JOB KEEP YOU UP AT NIGHT? YOU’RE NOT ALONE
If you’re feeling a bit groggy this morning, it’s probably because you didn’t get enough sleep last night. In fact, only around 40% of Americans say they get a decent night’s sleep every night or almost every night. For many people, it’s thoughts of work that keep their minds racing long after they’ve hit the hay. Whatever the reason for your tossing and turning, one thing’s for sure…whoever said that counting sheep helps you fall asleep has never had insomnia.
FINALLY! A STUDY WE CAN GET INTO: ALCOHOL HELPS YOU LIVE LONGER!
According to a new study, drinking booze improves your chances of surviving a heart attack. Researchers found that guys who drink about two alcoholic beverages each and every day have a 42 percent lower risk of dying from cardiovascular causes. It didn't matter if they're drinking beer, wine or whisky. They all improved the chances of survival. Of course, heavy drinkers have their own problems that increase their risk of death. But consuming moderate amounts of alcohol, over the long term, seem to protect guys against heart attacks.
ARIZONA MAY BAN INTERNET “TROLLS” AND WE’RE FINE WITH IT
AFTER HER HUSBAND DIES, AN 80 YEAR OLD WOMAN SUCCESFULLY LANDED THE CESSNA THEY WERE IN YESTERDAY!
An 80-year-old Wisconsin woman was forced to land a Cessna plane Monday night after her pilot husband died while in flight. Helen Collins took the controls after her 81-year-old husband John fell unconscious. With the help of a pilot directing her on the ground and another plane shadowing her in the air, Collins was able to make a bumpy landing at a small airport in Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin. Collins had flown in the past, but she had never flown the two-engine Cessna and she had not piloted in about 30 years. Collins was taken to the hospital with minor injuries, but sadly, her husband did not survive. The couple had been flying from Florida to Wisconsin.
AW C’MON LADY, YOU CAN’T PUT A BABY IN YOUR PURSE! DOUCHEBAG OF THE WEEK THUS FAR?
ALWAYS MAKE SURE YOUR GAY PORN ISN’T ON YOUR LAPTOP SLIDESHOW WHEN YOU START YOUR SERMON FATHER, JUST SAYIN’
This priest needs to head to confession – ASAP! Father Martin McVeigh of Ireland accidentally showed gay porn to his congregation! About 26 parents and one 8-year-old kid were in church to hear McVeigh give a talk about First Communion, but they got a whole lot more than they bargained for. When McVeigh connected his USB drive into a PC to start his Powerpoint presentation, a hardcore gay porn slideshow started with Windows’ autoplay. Jesus Christ, that is awkward. Parents were shocked and angry; Father McVeigh was just plain mortified. According to witnesses, he unplugged the USB drive and walked out without uttering a single word. Later, he told the press there is a legitimate explanation for what happened. Yeah, it’s that he likes gay porn. Duh.
SOME HOOKERS ARE CHEAP AND THEN THERE’S THIS LADY FROM MIAMI
We knew prostitutes were cheap, but this one was dollar menu cheap! A 47-year-old hooker in Florida offered sex to an undercover cop Friday in exchange for two double cheeseburgers off the McDonald’s dollar menu! The cop agreed to the deal and purchased the food for $2.75. In addition to that, the woman, Christine Baker, said the cop could also give her a tip. He handed over $60. Baker took $40 and the Mickey D’s, and directed the cop to a parking lot to “complete the deal.” That’s when she was arrested and booked on a misdemeanor charge. She really gives a bang for your buck!
DON’T YOU EVEN THINK ABOUT WALKING AND TALKING AT THE SAME TIME IN SALT LAKE CITY YOU SICK SON OF A BITCH!
Everyone's had to deal with somebody not paying attention to where they're walking, distracted by talking on cell phone or lost in music from their iPod. You want to yell at them, "Pay attention! I'm driving here!" Now the Utah Transit Authority (UTA) is doing something about it. Their executive board passed a measure that calls for a $50 fine for "distracted walking" around train tracks in Salt Lake City. And repeat offenses would cost $100. The new ordinance says examples of walking while distracted include talking on cellphones, listening to music with headphones, texting, "attending to personal hygiene" or reading newspapers or magazines while crossing tracks. UTA attorneys say the fines are civil, not criminal. If fines are unpaid, UTA could ban offenders from using its buses and trains or send the matters to collection if amounts involved are big enough.
POOPING IN THE ELEVATOR IS NO WAY TO WIN OVER YOUR BUILDING TENANTS…
Residents of one London apartment building want to use surveillance cameras to eliminate a real pain in the butt -- who's pooping in their elevator almost every day. Local officials say they're hesitant to cough up the dough for the cameras because the offensive material probably comes from someone's dog. But folks who live in the place insist the problem is, shall we say, man-made. One man noted, "If it's a dog it must have incredibly large bowels and a very large bladder."
BAYLOR WINS THE WOMEN’S NCAA CHAMPIONSHIP WITH THE FIRST EVER 40-0 FINISH!
Monday night belonged to new national champs, the Kentucky Wildcats men's basketball team, but last night the spotlight was on the women of Baylor, who not only won the title, but became the first NCAA team -- men or women -- to go 40-and-0. The Baylor Lady Bears finished their undefeated season by beating Norte Dame 80-61 in the national championship game. They were led by Brittney Griner, who scored 26 points and nabbed 13 rebounds. Although six other women's teams have had unbeaten seasons, Baylor is the first since the NCAA was established to go 40-and-0.
NBA ROUNDUP: THE MAGIC LOSE AGAIN
The Miami Heat, currently two and a half games behind the Chicago Bulls in the Eastern Conference, on Tuesday used a 41-point game from LeBron James to sink the Philadelphia 76ers and clinch a playoff berth. Meanwhile, the San Antonio Spurs, who find themselves two games behind the Oklahoma City Thunder in the Western Conference, saw six players finish with double figures as they went on to obliterate the Cleveland Cavaliers 125-90. Other scores of note include the Los Angeles Lakers hanging on to beat the New Jersey Nets 91-87 after giving up a 17-point lead; the Detroit Pistons upsetting the Orlando Magic 102-95; the Indiana Pacers slowing down the New York Knicks 112-104; and the Sacramento Kings wasting a career-high 41-point performance by DeMarcus Cousins to lose to the Phoenix Suns 109-100.
TIGER’S READY FOR THE MASTERS!
After getting back to his winning ways last month at the Arnold Palmer Invitational , Tiger Woods said yesterday that he's ready for this weekend's Masters, which starts tomorrow at Augusta National Golf Club. The 36-year-old Tiger will be playing in his 18th Masters and notes the fact that he's spent half his life playing the course will definitely giving him an advantage. Although Woods has won the tournament four times, his last victory came in 2005. Since then, he's finished no lower than sixth place.
NIKE UNVEILED THE NEW NFL UNIFORMS AND THEY’RE ACTUALLY PRETTY COOL!
RG III DENIES THE COLTS!
To use a car buying metaphor, the Indianapolis Colts will kick the tires and check under the hood one more time before driving Andrew Luck off the lot and home to Lucas Oil Stadium in three weeks after the NFL draft when the former Stanford quarterback goes through a private workout this Tuesday. Colts owner Jim Irsay is expected to attend the private session in Stanford. Meanwhile, Irsay told The Indianapolis Star the agent for Robert Griffin III denied the team’s request to arrange a private workout by the Heisman Trophy winner, who is expected to be picked No. 2 overall by the Redskins.
NICK FAIRLEY GOT BUSTED FOR A LITTLE OF THE STICKY ICKY…
Detroit Lions defensive tackle Nick Fairley yesterday afternoon was arrested in his hometown of Mobile, AL and charged with second-degree marijuana possession. The 24-year old 2011 first round draft pick was originally stopped because of a suspended driver’s license. The Lions issued a statement yesterday which read in part: “We are aware of the incident involving Nick Fairley. We hold all of our players to a higher standard of behavior… We are extremely disappointed.”
JOE FLACCO SAYS HE’S THE BEST QB IN THE NFL??
The old saying “It ain’t bragging if you can back it up” comes to mind. In a Baltimore radio interview on Tuesday, Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco was asked where he thinks he ranks among all NFL quarterbacks. Flacco replied, “I assume everybody thinks they’re a top-five quarterback. I mean, I think I’m the best. I don’t think I’m top five, I think I’m the best. I don’t think I’d be very successful at my job if I didn’t feel that way. I mean, c’mon? That’s not really too tough of a question.”
TEBOW GETS HIS VERY OWN SANDWICH IN NEW YORK!
Before Tim Tebow takes a bite out of the Big Apple, the Big Apple will get to take a bite out of him. New York City's famed Carnegie Deli has created a sandwich in honor of the Jets' new quarterback. The four-pound Jet Bow consists of pastrami, corned beef, roast beef and American cheese piled high on white bread. It costs $22.22.
DAN HARMON, CREATOR OF COMMUNITY, APOLOGIZES FOR RELEASING THE CHEVY CHASE VOICEMAIL…
Community creator Dan Harmon has issued an apology for playing Chevy Chase's expletive-filled voicemail in public. He called the move "childish, self-obsessed, unaware, naive and unprofessional." On his blog, Dan says he played the tape in front of an audience at an L.A. comedy club because he thought it would be funny. "That was a dumb, unclassy, inconsiderate move on my part. I'm very sorry it's reflecting poorly on the show. In the voicemail, Chevy blasted his boss, allegedly in retaliation for him leading the crowd at the show's wrap party in an "F--- You Chevy" chant.
MEANWHILE, ALEC BALDWIN JUST RANTED ON THE NEW YORK DAILY NEWS FOR TAKING PICS OF HIS NEW SPINNER…
Alec Baldwin should be blissfully happy now that he’s engaged to his 28-year-old girlfriend Hilaria Thomas, but you wouldn’t know it by his Twitter feed. The 30 Rock star went off on a rant, after the New York Daily News sent photographers to Hilaria’s yoga studio to get photos of the ring. “Rest in Peace, the New York Daily News, which was once a good newspaper. Now run by the same trash that runs the Post,” he tweeted along with, “In NYC, it's common knowledge that the News is trying to give the Post a run for its $ in the slime dept. Clearly, they're succeeding.” He also added, “Shame on the no-talent trash from the Daily News for invading the privacy of 75 people in a yoga class to take a picture of someone."
THERE’S GONNA BE A DUMB & DUMBER SEQUEL WITH JIM CARREY AND JEFF BRIDGES!
Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels have signed on to star in a sequel to the 1994 comedy Dumb and Dumber. The original film’s co-writer and co-director Peter Farrelly confirmed the news, adding that the film will begin shooting in September. The original spawned a prequel, Dumb and Dumberer: When Harry Met Lloyd, which starred Derek Richardson and Eric Christian Olsen.
TIME MAGAZINE RELEASES IT’S ALL TIME FASHION ICON LIST…
Every year, TIME compiles a list of the 100 most influential people in the world, naming politicians, entrepreneurs and celebrities. The publication has just released a bonus list of "All-TIME" fashion icons featuring The Beatles, Lady Gaga, Madonna, Michael Jackson and David Bowie. TIME included a blurb for each honoree and noted Lady Gaga's meat dress and V magazine column as her way into the list. Rapper-turned-fashion designer Kanye West didn't make the cut, nor did singer Gwen Stefani, who has Harajuku and L.A.M.B. fashion lines, in addition to her Target Kids' collab. Several fashion icons from the music world, like Nicki Minaj, Beyoncé, Taylor Swift and Diana Ross, were also left off the list.
LEVI JOHNSTON JUST KNOCKED SOMEBODY ELSE UP!
Levi Johnston is adding to his brood. His girlfriend, 20-year-old teacher Sunny Oglesby, is pregnant. He has a three-year-old son with ex-fiance Bristol Palin. No word if Levi plans to marry Sunny.
DID YOU SEE THE FRAY BOTCH THE STAR SPANGLED BANNER AT THE NCAA MEN’S FINALS?
Yahoo! and the Houston Chronicle called The Fray's rendition of "The Star-Spangled Banner" at Monday night's NCAA title game "dreadful" and The Washington Post dubbed it "a version that made you want to curl up in the corner and drunk text an ex." The band is catching a ton of heat for their "experimental" and acoustic performance of the National Anthem and the guys themselves are even rethinking the way they approached the song. After their performance, guitarist Dave Welsh tweeted, "Upon thinking about it, doing the National Anthem is a bit like choosing between Jif and Skippy. You just can't please everyone." The guitars did not seem to be in synch with each other, adding a bit of confusion to the rendition. Guitarist Joe King said his fingers "froze." King tweeted, "I'm going to ride home on the KU bus today. My fingers froze last night. If anyone wants to join me I'll be at the loser bar tonight." On the bright side, to give the guys some credit, they got the words right. That's half the battle. In February, Steven Tyler caught flack for his "off" rendition of the anthem at the AFC Championship game and Christina Aguilera famously messed up the lyrics at the Super Bowl in 2011.
JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE IS ACTUALLY QUITTING THE SINGLES GAME AND WILL PUT A RING ON JESSICA BIEL!
Though they've been low-key with their engagement, Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel are going big for their nuptials. A source tells People magazine the couple is "planning a big [summer] wedding. Jessica initially wanted a smaller, more intimate wedding, but Justin from the beginning wanted a big wedding and that's what they have decided on." The source adds, "Justin has promised her the best day ever."
GREEN DAY WILL INDUCT GNR INTO THE R&R HALL OF FAME!
We're still not sure which members of Guns N' Roses will be at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony on April 14th, but we now know that they'll be ushered in by the members of Green Day. Billie Joe Armstrong is no stranger to the black-tie bash: He did the honors when The Stooges were inducted two years ago, and the whole band performed in honor of The Ramones, who entered the Hall in 2002.
U2’S BONO & THE EDGE DROP A BOAT LOAD OF MONEY INTO DROPBOX
U2's Bono and The Edge have invested an undisclosed amount of money in the file-hosting service Dropbox. In making the announcement, the company Tweeted a photo of the musicians hanging out with the company's co-founders. Dropbox provides online file storage, but unlike other services, it's designed so users can collaborate on projects rather than share copyrighted material.
VINCE NEIL IS BANNED FROM THE PALMS IN VEGAS!
Motley Crue singer Vince Neil calls Las Vegas home, but there's one place in the gambling Mecca he can't go to -- the Palms Casino and Hotel. The conflict spilled out over Twitter, with Neil Tweeting that he would "never again set foot" inside the property and that his anger was caused by "recent events, including distrust and dishonesty at the executive level." The Palms responded on Twitter by saying, "As a result of Mr. Neil's inappropriate behavior, he was asked to leave a restaurant at Palms. Mr. Neil has also since called Palms personnel threatening negative publicity. While we believe this is unfortunate, and we would prefer that Mr. Neil put his efforts toward apologizing for his conduct, such threats will have no effect on Palms' policies or its decision in this matter." Neil Tweeted this afternoon, "It's funny how I'm banned from the Palms after I said I don't want to go there anymore!"
10 YEARS IS ABOUT TO DEBUT THEIR NEW ALBUM ON THEIR VERY OWN LABEL!
10 Years have announced that their new album, Minus the Machine, will be released on July 17th on their own Palehorse Records. The band will kick off a headline tour June 27th in New Orleans that runs through July 21st in Chicago. The closest they’ll be to Orlando is in Tallahassee at the Coliseum on July 5th.