BEHOLD: PEOPLE’S SEXIEST MAN ALIVE!
The rumor we heard last week was true: "People" magazine has named CHANNING TATUM this year's Sexiest Man Alive. Although he didn't believe it when they told him. He says, quote, "My first thought was, 'Y'all are messing with me.' I told [my wife] after we'd been in the bathtub washing our dogs because they'd gotten skunked. She was like, 'What?' "Yeah, she calls me [the Sexiest Man Alive] now." --This year's other honorees include:
--Max Greenfield from "New Girl"
--Leg-free Olympian Oscar Pistorius
--Damian Lewis from "Homeland"
<INSERT GIRLISH SCREAM HERE> THE NEW TWILIGHT MOVIE OPENS TONIGHT AT 10:00PM!
Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart and Taylor Lautner are all back for the final "Twilight" movie. In case you missed the last one, Bella and Edward got married, Bella almost died during childbirth, and Edward turned her into a vampire to save her life. This one picks up with Bella adjusting to her desire to eat humans, their half-breed child growing fast, and some PG-13 vampire sex. The kid has the ridiculous name Renesmee, and she's played by 12-year-old Mackenzie Foy. The movie hits theaters TONIGHT at 10:00 p.m. There's an epic battle that almost got the movie an R rating because of the BEHEADINGS. And for better or worse, the movie will have a different ending than the book.
‘BEVERLY HILLS COP’ HAS ITS’ NEW LEAD ACTOR TO FILL THE MURPHY SHOES…
CHECK OUT HELEN HUNT DOING FULL FRONTAL! **WARNING: EXPLICIT CONTENT AHEAD!**
If you haven't seen HELEN HUNT'S new movie "The Sessions", maybe this will persuade you: Helen does some FULL-FRONTAL NUDITY. Looking good for 49, no? And you'll notice that at her age, she's not messing with the "hardwood floors", if you will. Yes, she definitely mows around the edges, but for the most part, she keeps things GLORIOUSLY NATURAL and grown up, I might add. In the movie, Helen plays a sex surrogate who's hired to help a man on an iron lung lose his virginity. WILLIAM H. MACY and RHEA PERLMAN are in it, too.
It played at the Sundance festival in January, and had a limited theatrical release last month. You may still be able to find it at a theater near you. There's no word yet when it'll hit DVD.
HOPE SOLO DID GET MARRIED TO JERRAMY STEVENS YESTERDAY EVEN THOUGH HE ALLEGEDLY BEAT HER UP!
Sources say U.S. Olympic Soccer star HOPE SOLO and former NFL tight end JERRAMY STEVENS did indeed get married Tuesday night . . . even though Jerramy was ARRESTED early Monday morning for allegedly beating her up. Stevens was released Tuesday due to lack of evidence, and the wedding went on as planned. Hope's USA soccer teammate JILLIAN LOYDEN was apparently there. Yesterday morning she Tweeted, quote, "Happy to witness such an amazing celebration of real love." But police who responded to the disturbance at Solo's house in suburban Seattle say the investigation is still OPEN. Of course, if Hope and Jerramy ARE husband and wife, she can't be forced to testify against him. And you have to assume she wouldn't want to.
BON JOVI’S DAUGHTER GOT ARRESTED AFTER AN APPARENT HEROIN OVERDOSE?
JON BON JOVI'S 19-year-old daughter was arrested yesterday, after she OVERDOSED ON HEROIN at college. Stephanie Rose Bongiovi was found unresponsive in her dorm at Hamilton College in Upstate New York early yesterday morning. She recovered physically, but legally, she's in some trouble. Police found small quantities of heroin and marijuana, plus drug paraphernalia, in the dorm. Both Stephanie and a 21-year-old male student were arrested for possession. All charges against them are misdemeanors.
Stephanie was released from custody and ordered to return to court. The school has yet to make a decision on her future.
LET’S JUST SAY THE NEW YORK TIMES ISN’T SO FOND OF GUY FIERI’S NEW RESTAURANT…
ood Network chef Guy Fieri may be a hit on TV, but it sounds like he needs to stay out of the kitchen. The New York Times yesterday posted a scathing, and hysterical, review of Guy’s Times Square restaurant, Guy’s American Kitchen. The review, by critic Pete Wells, was filled with so much contempt, it was actually written as a series of incredulous questions for the Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives star. Among the funnier comments: “Hey, did you try that blue drink, the one that glows like nuclear waste? The watermelon margarita? Any idea why it tastes like some combination of radiator fluid and formaldehyde?;” “Why did the toasted marshmallow taste like fish?;” and “When we hear the words Donkey Sauce, which part of the donkey are we supposed to think about?” And it wasn’t just the food that was bad, the service was pretty terrible as well. Writes Wells, “The well-meaning staff seems to realize that this is not a real restaurant.”
TINA SIMPSON IS WRITING A TELL-ALL BOOK!
Joe Simpson refuses to admit he’s gay, but we may finally get the truth from his estranged wife Tina. According to Star magazine, Jessica and Ashlee Simpson’s mother is writing a tell-all which will spill the beans about her 34-year-marriage, including reports of Joe’s secret gay life. “Tina was already planning on writing a book before her marriage to Joe crumbled, but that was going to be about her own life as mom to Jessica and Ashlee,” an insider tells Star. “Now that idea has been shelved and Tina is focusing on writing a tell-all about her marriage to Joe.” Although Joe has yet to come out publicly, he’s been linked to a 21-year-old gay aspiring model named Bryce Chandler Hill.
THE BIEBS GOT PULLED OVER IN A WHITE FERRARI…THAT IS ALL
JUSTIN BIEBER got pulled over Tuesday night in a White Ferrari. Cops initially stopped him for making an unsafe left turn, but then discovered his registration had expired. He was ticketed, but it's not clear if they got him for both, or just one of the violations. TMZ has some photos, including one Justin himself posted online, of the cop car in his rearview mirror. Since then, Justin has been seen riding a motorcycle, and hanging with ASHLEY OLSEN. But only because he was at an event for her clothing label. Here are some pics.
HERE ARE THE BIGGEST BOX OFFICE FLOPS OF 2012…
Forbes.com has put together a list of the 10 biggest box office flops of the year. That weird
children's movie "The Oogieloves in the Big Balloon Adventure" took the top spot . . .
#1.) "The Oogieloves in the Big Balloon Adventure" . . . Cost $20 million, made $1 million.
#2.) Eddie Murphy's "A Thousand Words" . . . Cost $40 million, made $20 million.
#3.) "Dredd" . . . Cost $50 million, made $28 million. (56% return)
#4.) "Big Miracle" . . . Cost $40 million, made $25 million. (63% return)
#5.) "Wanderlust" . . . Cost $30 million, made $21 million. (70% return)
#6.) "Rock of Ages" . . . Cost $75 million, made $56 million. (75% return)
#7.) "People Like Us" . . . Cost $16 million, made $12 million. (75% return)
#8.) "That's My Boy" . . . Cost $70 million, made $57 million. (81% return)
#9.) "Premium Rush" . . . Cost $35 million, made $29 million. (83% return)
#10.) "Red Tails" . . . Cost $58 million, made $50 million. (86% return)
BEST SUPERGROUP OF ALL TIME?
UltimateClassicRock.com has put together a list of The Top 10 Supergroups. In theory, these are groups that were formed with members who were already a big deal from their previous work / bands. So, like an all-star team. Naturally, most of the groups are from the '60s and '70s . . . when this sort of thing would happen. It's pretty rare these days.
Here's the list:
1.) Cream . . . Eric Clapton, Jack Bruce and Ginger Baker.
2.) Crosby, Stills & Nash (and Young) . . . or as I like to call them CSN-and-sometimes-Y . . .
David Crosby, Stephen Stills, Graham Nash and Neil Young.
3.) The Traveling Wilburys . . . Bob Dylan, George Harrison, Jeff Lynne, Roy Orbison and Tom Petty
4.) Bad Company . . . Paul Rodgers, Simon Kirke, Mick Ralphs and Boz Burrell.
5.) Emerson, Lake & Palmer . . . Keith Emerson, Greg Lake and Carl Palmer.
6.) Derek and the Dominos . . . Eric Clapton, Bobby Whitlock, Carl Radle and Jim Gordon, with special guest Duane Allman.
7.) Asia . . . John Wetton, Steve Howe, Geoff Downes and Carl Palmer.
8.) Blind Faith . . . Eric Clapton, Ginger Baker, Steve Winwood and Ric Grech.
9.) Journey . . . Neal Schon, Gregg Rolie, Ross Valory and George Tickner.
10.) Beck, Bogert & Appice . . . Jeff Beck, Tim Bogert and Carmine Appice.
You can find brief write-ups on each of these at UltimateClassicRock.com. Some recent examples of "supergroups" might be: Chickenfoot, Them Crooked Vultures, Audioslave, Velvet Revolver and of course Tinted Windows! Tinted Windows amasses the WONDROUSTALENTS of James Iha from Smashing Pumpkins, Adam Schlesinger from Fountains of Wayne, Bun E. Carlos of Cheap Trick, and Taylor Hanson from Hanson?
TRENT REZNOR & DAVE GROHL WILL BE ON THE NEXT QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE ALBUM!
LOUDWIRE.COM JUST PUT OUT A LIST OF THE TOP 10 CATCHIEST METAL SONGS FOR SOME REASON…
Loudwire.com has put out a list of The Top 10 Catchiest Metal Songs. Interestingly enough, the Top Three . . . and four of the Top 10 . . . came out in 1980. Apparently, that was a big year for catchy metal. The top spot went to OZZY OSBOURNE'S "Crazy Train", which was followed by AC/DC'S "You Shook Me All Night Long".
Here's the list:
1.) "Crazy Train", Ozzy Osbourne (1980)
2.) "You Shook Me All Night Long", AC/DC (1980)
3.) "Living After Midnight", Judas Priest (1980)
4.) "Enter Sandman", Metallica (1991)
5.) "Paradise City", Guns N' Roses (1987)
6.) "Paranoid", Black Sabbath (1970)
7.) "Walk", Pantera (1992)
8.) "Run to the Hills", Iron Maiden (1982)
9.) "Ace of Spades", Motorhead (1980)
10.) "Holy Diver", Dio (1983)
You can find brief write-ups on each of these at Loudwire.com.
SOUNDGARDEN CELEBRATED THE RELEASE OF KING ANIMAL IN NYC!
Seattle stalwarts Soundgarden chose New York’s Irving Plaza as the location to celebrate Tuesday’s release of King Animal, the band’s first album of all-new material in 16 years. The group kicked off the two-hour gig with two classic cuts, “Incessant Mace” and “Jesus Christ Pose,” but peppered the performance with several selections from the new set, including “Non-State Actor,” “By Crooked Steps,” “Black Saturday” and “Rowing.” Coincidentally, Tuesday night’s concert came 22 years to the day from the Soundgarden/Pearl Jam mashup band Temple of the Dog performed its one and only full show.
OBAMA HAD HIS 1ST PRESS CONFERENCE SINCE BEING RE-ELECTED YESTERDAY AND TAXES WERE THE FOCUS…
AND IN RELATED NEWS, THERE ARE NOW PETITIONS FOR EACH OF THE 50 STATES WANTING TO SECEDE FROM THE U.S.!
HEADED HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS? YOU CAN BRING SNOW GLOBES AND PIE NOW SAYS THE TSA
Traveling this holiday season? Now you can have your cake (or pie) and eat it too. The TSA just released new guidelines specifically for the upcoming holidays. Good news for snow globe enthusiasts- the tourist tchotchkes can now be carried on provided they’re in a plastic bag along with your other liquids and gels. Bringing a cake or pie to your destination? The TSA reserves the right to take a taste (not literally), but carried on baked goods may be subject to further inspection. The TSA recommends putting any questionable food items in your checked luggage or shipping it in advance. As always, weapons like axes, swords and nunchucks aren’t allowed in your carry-on…no matter how much you may want to bring these items to your in-laws’.
UCF STUDENTS ARE PROTESTING THE POSSIBILITY OF A PAY RAISE FOR HITT WHO ALREADY MAKES $463K!
FACEBOOK JUST MADE YOU A “COUPLES PAGE” WITHOUT YOU EVEN KNOWING!
Facebook just made you a COUPLES PAGE without even asking. Go to facebook.com/us to see if you and your significant other now have a special joint page with all the photos and updates you're both in. And by the way . . . you can't opt out or delete the page.
CONGRATS FLORIDA, WE JUST MADE THE TOP 5 STATES MOST LIKELY TO BLOW THEMSELVES UP FRYING TURKEYS FOR THANKSGIVING. TADA!
According to State Farm insurance, fire departments are called to at least 1,000 MAJOR FIRES or EXPLOSIONS because of turkey frying accidents every Thanksgiving. And those fires cause more than $15 MILLION in property damage. From 2007 through last year, the state where the most people BLEW THEMSELVES UP or set themselves or their house on fire during turkey frying was Texas. The rest of the top 10 states with the most turkey frying disasters are: Illinois, New York, Ohio, Florida, California, Louisiana, Pennsylvania, Minnesota, and South Carolina. State Farm also says the number one thing you can do to avoid starting an accidental turkey frying fire is to cook a safe distance away from your home . . . DON'T set up the fryer in your garage or on your patio.
AND NOW, THE TOP 5 THINGS WE MOST STRESS ABOUT ON BLACK FRIDAY!
According to a survey, more than half of people plan to start their holiday shopping on Thanksgiving or earlier. And 80% of people plan to spend MORE on Black Friday this year than they did last year. 41% say they're not looking for anything specific on Black Friday . . . but prices are so low, they might as well shop. Here are the four things people say are most stressful about Black Friday:
#1.) One in three get stressed out over the thought of so many people packed into one store.
#2.) 28% are worried the store will run out of what they want.
#3.) 26% feel stress over competing with other shoppers for deals.
#4.) 16% say there are so many deals, it's overwhelming.
SICK OF THOSE PAPA JOHN’S TEXT MESSAGES? WELL, THEY’RE GETTING SUED
DISGUSTING OR DELICIOUS? I CAN’T DECIDE ON THIS BASKIN ROBBINS ‘TURKEY CAKE’
MAJOR CHANGES ARE COMING TO THOSE WHO RECYCLE IN ORLANDO!
HAVE YOU HEARD OF THE ‘GOOD GIRAFFE’ RUNNING AROUND SCOTLAND? IT’S A LITTLE CREEPY, NO?
There's a 32-year-old in Scotland who travels around doing good deeds for people dressed in a giraffe costume his mother made. He calls himself 'The Good Giraffe,' and in the past six months, he's given out bananas to runners in a half marathon, cleaned up litter on a beach and given away $15 vouchers to new mothers in the hospital.
YET ANOTHER GOOD REASON NEVER TO FAKE AN EXCUSE TO GET OUT OF JURY DUTY…
KNOCK, KNOCK. WHO’S THERE? MY TESTICLES
This guy is a failure as a pervert AND as a comedian. Back in March, 25-year-old Kiel Jeffers of Lower Providence, Pennsylvania was walking around a bar telling a lame joke with an even lamer punchline. Here's the joke:
And then Kiel would lift up his shirt to show that his TESTICLES were hanging out of his pants. That's it. That's the joke. Anyway, he pulled that move on at least four people at the bar before they called the police. He was arrested for indecent exposure. On Tuesday, he pleaded guilty and got two years of probation and 24 hours of community service.
A LADY IN CALI HAD HER BABY AT THE GAS STATION AND PROMPTLY NAMED IT “SHELL”
This kid is never going to forget where he was born. And the kids who relentlessly mock him for the next 18 years won't forget either.
Around 6:30 P.M. on Friday, 27-year-old Kimberly Thomas of Oakland, California was rushing to the hospital to deliver a baby. Her boyfriend was driving, but the baby couldn't wait. As they were driving through a neighborhood called Knowland Park, the baby started coming out, so Kimberly's boyfriend pulled into a Shell gas station. And right there, in the parking lot, Kimberly gave birth. Fortunately for her, three police officers were at the station and ran over to help. And one of them was a former nursing assistant. Kimberly gave birth to a healthy baby boy, and named him . . . Knowland Shell. Because, yeah, she gave birth to him at a Shell station in Knowland Park. Wow.
SOME SUPER IMPORTANT DIAMOND JUST SOLD FOR $21.5MIL…GOOD TO KNOW WHILE THE REST OF US SHOP AT WALMART
CATCHING UP WITH FEARLESS FELIX BAUMGARTNER!
NBA ROUNDUP: THE CLIPPERS ARE ON A ROLL! THEY JUST BEAT HEAT FOR THEIR FOURTH STRAIGHT WIN & MORE
The Los Angeles Clippers – or L.A.’s other professional basketball team – are playing like their Staples Center roommates were expected to play this season, posting a 6-2 record after defeating the defending NBA champion Miami Heat 107-100 on Wednesday. Blake Griffin finished with 20 points and 14 rebounds, while Chris Paul picked up 16 points and dished out 10 assists. LeBron James led Miami with 30 points, but it wasn’t enough to help the Heat avoid losing their fifth straight game in L.A. – to the Clippers, not that other L.A. professional basketball team. Wednesday night’s contest between the Memphis Grizzlies and Oklahoma City Thunder was one of those something has to give games, with both teams coming in with matching five-game winning streaks. When the clock showed nothing but zeros, the Grizzlies owned a six-game streak after beating the Thunder 107-97. Meanwhile, in the interest of fairness, we should report that the Washington Wizards continued their own streak last night, losing their seventh consecutive contest after falling to the Dallas Mavericks 107-101. Washington is now 0-7 on the season.
R.A. DICKEY WINS NL CY YOUNG & DAVID PRICE PICKED UP THE AL PRIZE!
New York Mets sensation R.A. Dickey on Wednesday became the first knuckleballer to win a Cy Young Award. The 38-year old posted an improbable 20-6 record last season, just two years removed from having been the first player cut in spring training prior to the 2010 campaign. Meanwhile, Tampa Bay Rays lefty David Price narrowly edged out Detroit Tigers ace Justin Verlander to win the AL Cy Young Award. Price, who finished last season with a record of 20-5, received 153 points to 149 for Verlander in the voting.
REX RYAN FEELS ‘TERRIBLE’ TEBOW TALK COULD FUEL JETS?
New York Jets coach Rex Ryan angrily addressed his team on Wednesday, calling out the anonymous players who in a recent New York Daily News story labeled backup quarterback Tim Tebow as “terrible.” Ryan said it was “cowardly” for some of his players to anonymously trash Tebow, but later raised the possibility that the latest controversy surrounding the Jets could actually “galvanize” the team. Ryan said, “I don’t know, maybe so. I believe this team is coming together. If there’s a crack in the armor, we’ll find it. Maybe we’re not there right now, but I believe we will be.”
THROWING IN TERRIBLE TOWEL? BIG BEN’S NEW RIB INJURY!
Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger on Wednesday said even his team doctor isn’t exactly sure how to treat the rib injury he suffered on Monday and therefore has no clue how long he’ll be sidelined. Roethlisberger, who suffered a sprained right shoulder and dislocated rib in the win against the Chiefs, said, “From what (the doctor) said, he’s trying to talk to experts because there is no case study over the exact same thing. We’re just trying to talk to people – because we don’t know.” He added that doctors told him the rib could puncture his aorta if moved around.
MAGIC JOHNSON IS BASHING THE VP OVER HIRING D’ANTONI…
Nobody bleeds purple and gold more than former Los Angeles Lakers great Magic Johnson, but the Hall of Famer is no fan of team executive vice president Jim Buss’ decision to hire Mike D’Antoni and pass up the opportunity to bring back Phil Jackson. On Wednesday, Johnson said of Buss on ESPN, “He’s made two critical mistakes already. First, hiring Mike Brown – he wasn’t the right coach. And I don’t feel Mike D’Antoni is the right coach for the Lakers. Especially when you have Phil Jackson sitting out there, who wanted to be the Laker coach.”
A-PEEL-ING OFFER? THE ORANGE BOWL & ACC JUST SQUEEZED OUT 12-YEAR DEAL
Obviously the Orange Bowl has enough juice to convince the Atlantic Coast Conference to sign a new 12-year deal to have the ACC champion annually in the historic bowl game against either a team from the SEC or Big Ten or Notre Dame starting January 1, 2015. The Orange Bowl is one of the six bowls in the rotation for the semifinals for college football’s new playoff system, which gets underway following the 2014 regular season.