NEED A J-O-B CENTRAL FLORIDIANS? THERE’S A HUGE JOB FAIR HAPPENING ON FRIDAY AT THE AMWAY
SHOCKINGLY, SOMEONE GOT OFFENDED BY THE VICTORIA’S SECRET NATIVE AMERICAN HEADDRESS LINGERIE…
J.J ABRAMS DOESN’T WANT TO DIRECT THE NEW STAR WARS BUT JON FAVREAU MIGHT?
J.J. ABRAMS does NOT want to direct the new "Star Wars" movie, because he was too much of a fan growing up. He says, quote, "I believe I will be going as a paying moviegoer." Meanwhile, "Iron Man" director JON FAVREAU seems interested. Jon's directing credits include "Made", "Elf", "Cowboys and Aliens" and the first two "Iron Man" movies. He says, quote, "I think there is a lot of question marks of how they are going to do it, and who they are going to do it with, and what the story is going to be about. But to say that I am not excited about it is definitely an understatement. We'll see."
MACY’S ‘DUMP TRUMP’ PETITION HAS 350K SIGNATURES AND GROWING…
LEO DICAPRIO USED HIS BDAY PARTY TO HELP VICTIMS OF SUPERSTORM SANDY!
LEONARDO DICAPRIO threw himself a 38th birthday party in New York City on Saturday. But it wasn't all about him. The party doubled as a fundraiser for Hurricane Sandy victims. Guests included Jay-Z, Beyoncé, Cameron Diaz, Emma Watson, Chris Rock, Martin Scorsese, Robert De Niro, Edward Norton, Jamie Foxx and Jonah Hill. By the end of the night, they had raised $500,000!
THE NATIONAL ENQUIRER SAYS DANCING WITH THE STARS IS ONE BIG SEX PARTY!
The "National Enquirer" claims a LOT of sex happens behind-the-scenes at "Dancing with the Stars" . . . and they're blowing the lid off of it. A so-called "production source" says, quote, "The number of affairs has gotten way out of hand. There's been so much casual sex behind the scenes that you'd think it's a swingers club, not a dance show." They posted a rundown of some of the alleged hook-ups, including: --Derek Hough: Shannon Elizabeth and Maria Menounos, Julianne Hough: Helio Castroneves and Chuck Wicks, Mark Ballas: Shawn Johnson and Sabrina Bryan, Maksim Chmerkovskiy: Karina Smirnoff, Willa Ford, Erin Andrews and Peta Murgatroyd, Cheryl Burke: Chad "Ochocinco" Johnson, Drew Lachey and Rob Kardashian, You can find the full "report" at NationalEnquirer.com.
LILO BLEW OFF 20/20 BUT WILL DO LENO TONIGHT?
Lindsay Lohan bailed on a Barbara Walters 20/20 interview last week because she didn’t want to answer any personal questions. But Lindsay still has a Lifetime movie to promote, so she has agreed to sit down for a less intrusive interview with Jay Leno. Lindsay will appear on The Tonight Show Tuesday, November 20th, where she’ll talk about her movie Liz & Dick, which airs November 25th. Meanwhile, Barbara is rather peeved that Lindsay cancelled on her. On The View yesterday, Barbara said Lindsay’s people didn’t even have the courtesy to explain why she bailed. "If they'd said to me 'You know, Barbara, she isn't up to the kinds of questions that you might ask' ... If they had told me that, I wouldn't feel quite as disappointed as I do today,” said Barbara.
VINNIE PAUL SAYS A PANTERA REUNION “AIN’T GONNA HAPPEN”
Over the past year, there's been some talk that PANTERA could reunite, with ZAKK WYLDE filling in for DIMEBAG DARRELL . . . who was shot and killed onstage back in 2004. (Zakk has said he would be honored to do it.) But drummer VINNIE PAUL . . . Dimebag's brother . . . says he has, quote, "no interest" in reuniting the group. He says, quote, "I understand [fans] wanting to see it, especially people who've never had an opportunity to see Pantera, but without my brother being part of it, it just doesn't make any sense. I'm not gonna trample on his legacy to make some people happy. "That's all I got to say . . . it ain't gonna happen."
SHINEDOWN, 3 DAYS GRACE & P.O.D. ARE HITTIN’ THE ROAD!
SHINEDOWN and THREE DAYS GRACE have announced the dates for an arena tour they're doing early next year. P.O.D. is also onboard as a "special guest." For now, the shows run from February 1st in Moline, Illinois through February 20th in Lowell, Massachusetts. More will be announced later. (--You can check out the full itinerary at Shinedown.com.)
PEOPLE ARE STILL WITHOUT POWER IN NEW YORK, UGH
Many Long Island residents remain without power two weeks after Superstorm Sandy and the Long Island Power Authority (LIPA) is getting the brunt of people’s frustrations. About 76,000 of the homes and businesses served by LIPA were still in the dark early yesterday. Amidst widespread criticism, LIPA agreed to drop its policy that forces customers to get a house inspection before their power is restored. LIPA also acknowledged that customers aren't getting the information they need about restoring power partly because of an outdated information technology system, which they are currently updating. Executives said Sunday they were working on setting up information centers near the most heavily-damaged areas. In comparison to New York City and New Jersey, the number of Long Island customers still without power is staggering. Con Edison reports 1,469 customers still without power in New York City and Westchester County. And in New Jersey, PSE&G reports 99.9 percent of the 1.7 million customers impacted by Sandy have had their power restored.
WORK HAS FINALLY WRAPPED ON THE FAIRBANKS CURVE!
THE OXFORD AMERICAN DICTIONARY PICKED ‘GIF’ AS THEIR WORD OF THE YEAR! REALLY?
Yesterday, the Oxford American Dictionary picked their WORD OF THE YEAR for 2012. And they picked . . . GIF. Seriously. Even if you don't know what a GIF is, you've probably seen them. They're those small, animated images that people post online. Every time someone makes a dumb face, a cat yawns, or an athlete falls down, it's GIF material. GIF is actually an acronym for "Graphics Interchange Format." They've been around for 25 years, but they kind of got replaced by the JPEG format. Then they started becoming a part of pop culture a few years ago. And by the way . . . no one can agree on how to PRONOUNCE the word. The founders of the GIF format wanted it to be pronounced "jif" . . . but most people pronounce it like the word "gift." Both pronunciations are listed in the dictionary. Oxford picked GIF as the Word of the Year over Superstorm . . . YOLO, which is a rap acronym for You Only Live Once . . . Higgs boson, the "God" particle . . . and nomophobia, which is a word for the fear of being separated from your phone.
THIS YEAR’S ONLY SOLAR ECLIPSE IS NEXT WEEK BUT WE WON’T BE ABLE TO SEE IT
STARBUCKS COMING TO DISNEY WORLD? GUESS THE APOCALYPSE IS COMING….
THE DUDE WHO VOICES ELMO IS ON LEAVE BECAUSE OF A PRETTY SICK ALLEGATION…
A 23-year-old man claims he had a sexual relationship with KEVIN CLASH seven years ago, when he was only 16. Clash is best known as Elmo from "Sesame Street". He says he DID have a relationship with the accuser, but only when he was an ADULT. Sesame Workshop already investigated this guy's claims, and found no basis for them. Clash has taken a leave of absence to deal with this, but Elmo WILL continue to appear on the show.
SARASOTA RESIDENTS ARE NOW PETITIONING FOR FLORIDA TO BREAK OFF THE U.S. AND BECOME ITS’ OWN NATION?
A LADY IN ARIZONA RAN OVER HER HUSBAND B/C HE DIDN’T VOTE FOR MITT!
On Saturday, 28-year-old Holly Solomon of Mesa, Arizona got into a massive fight with her husband, Daniel. Turns out Daniel didn't vote. And Holly blamed HIM for PRESIDENT OBAMA 's re-election. Yes, even though MITT ROMNEY won the state of Arizona by more than 200,000 votes and STILL lost the election handily . . . it was Daniel's ONE vote that would've changed EVERYTHING. Holly was upset because she believed their family was going to face hard times with Obama's re-election. So apparently she jumpstarted those hard times . . . by RUNNING OVER HER HUSBAND with her Jeep. He suffered LIFE-THREATENING INJURIES and is still in critical condition. Holly was arrested for domestic violence and aggravated assault. She was NOT under the influence at the time.
THE HUMAN BARBIE: WOULD YOU?
IF YOU’RE GOING TO ROB A CABBIE IN DAYTONA BEACH, BE SURE TO TAKE YOUR WALLET WITH YOU AFTERWARD, JUST SAYIN’
SOME DUDE STOLE A CHINESE DELIVERY GUY’S RIDE…THEN PROCEEDED TO MAKE ALL THE DELIVERIES?!
I thought the whole point of committing a crime was so you DIDN'T have to put in an honest day's work for an honest day's pay. Last week, 45-year-old Keith Hinds of West Hartford, Connecticut stole a Chinese food delivery driver's car, when the driver left it idling to drop off some food at an elementary school. And then . . . Keith KEPT MAKING THE DELIVERIES. He went to all of the addresses on the bags in the car, dropped off the food, and took the money. He pocketed it, but still. No one in West Hartford missed out on their Chinese food that night. The police caught Keith during his deliveries and arrested him for larceny. He also had some marijuana and a crack pipe on him, so he was charged for those too.
A GUY FOUND OUT HE WAS GETTING LAID OFF AND THEN WON THE LOTTERY…TADA!
A machinist at the Campbell's Soup plant in Sacramento found out earlier this year that the factory will be closing down next summer. But last week, when he went to buy his usual Mega Millions lottery ticket, the clerk told him to check his old tickets . . . and he realized he'd matched five of the six numbers in the October 30th drawing, and won $250,000.
4 WAYS YOUR SMARTPHONE IS SLOWLY KILLING YOU
BET YOU DIDN’T KNOW HOW GOOD KISSING IS FOR YA?
SURVEY SAYS: WHAT DO COUPLES NAG EACH OTHER ABOUT MOST?
According to a new survey, more than HALF of couples say that nagging is a problem in their relationship. The top three things people nag each other about are . . .
#1.) Not getting enough attention.
#3.) Picking up things that you drop around the house, like socks or wet towels.
The survey also found the main way couples resolve fights is apologizing and moving on. Number two is taking time to cool off . . . three is sweeping it under the rug . . . and fourth is just having MAKE-UP SEX to get over it.
DID THE NBA LIE TO PHIL JACKSON?
THE NCAA B-BALL TOURNEY IS COMING TO AMWAY CENTER!
THE STEELERS OUTLASTED THE CHIEFS ON MNF!
The Pittsburgh Steelers and Kansas City Chiefs needed overtime to decide their Monday night football game, only to have a brutal Matt Cassel interception in the extra frame handed the 16-13 win to the Steelers. The Chiefs jumped out to a 10-0 lead, but Pittsburgh tied the game at 10 before the half. Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger left the game early in the third quarter with a shoulder injury, and backup Byron Leftwich led the team to a 13-10 lead in the 4th quarter. Kansas City quarterback Matt Cassel drove the Chiefs down the field in the closing minutes of the game, and kicker Ryan Succop tied the game at 13 as time expired. But Cassel threw an interception to Lawrence Timmons deep in Chiefs territory on the second play of overtime, and Shaun Suisham kicked a field goal on the next play to seal the victory for the Steelers.
SAY HELLO TO MIKE D'ANTONI, THE NEW LAKERS HEAD COACH! NBA ROUNDUP
Mike D'Antoni has been hired as the LA Lakers' new coach and given a 3 year deal with a team-option 4th season. Former Lakers coach Phil Jackson was described as stunned by the hire, as he thought the team was prepared to hire him. Jackson's agent was even going to fly to Los Angeles Monday morning to negotiate terms, but team executive Mitch Kupchack called Jackson Sunday night and told him D'Antoni would be the new coach. Jackson has denied earlier reports that he wanted travel restrictions and an ownership stake if he returned to the team.
In Monday's NBA action, the Utah Jazz needed triple overtime to get past the Toronto Raptors 140-133, the Boston Celtics beat the Chicago Bulls 101-95, the Oklahoma City Thunder got by the Detroit Pistons 92-90, the Milwaukee Bucks beat the Philadelphia 76ers 105-96, the Miami Heat beat the Houston Rockets 113-110, the Phoenix Suns outdid the Denver Nuggets 110-100, the Minnesota Timberwolves beat the Dallas Mavericks 90-82, and the Atlanta Hawks beat the Portland Trail Blazers 95-87.
JEFF GORDON JUST GOT FINED $100K!
Jeff Gordon was fined $100,000, docked 25 points, and placed on probation for the rest of the season for wrecking Clint Bowyer in Sunday's Sprint Cup race at Phoenix. The wreck eliminated Bowyer from Sprint Cup contention. Gordon left NASCAR with little choice but to punish him, by basically admitting his intent after the race. "Clint has run into me numerous times, wrecked me, and he got into me on the back straightaway and pretty much ruined our day." Gordon continued, "I've had it, fed up with it, and I got him back." Gordon's team owner Hendrick Motorsports was docked 25 owner points, and Bowyer's crew chief Brian Pattie was fined $25,000 for his involvement in the brawl that followed the wreck.
TROUT, HARPER WIN MLB ROOKIE AWARDS!
Bryce Harper and Mike Trout were named the National League and American League rookies of the year respectively Monday by the Baseball Writers' Association of America.
19 year-old Harper of the Washington Nationals hit .270 with 22 home runs, 98 runs scored, and 9 triples. His 112 points for the award edged out Arizona Diamondbacks pitcher Wade Miley's 105 points.
The Los Angeles' Angels Trout was chosen unanimously for the AL award, after leading the league with 129 runs scored and 49 stolen bases, and coming in second with a .326 batting average, and third with a .399 OBP. He also hit 30 home runs, and is a serious contender for the AL MVP award, which will be announced Thursday.
COULD THIS N. CAROLINA KID BE THE NEXT BIG QB?