Sunday, January 30, 2011


Happy Sunday! First of all, a 'state of this blog' address, if you will...

The reason for lack of updates at all this week was due to nothing more than lazyness and busyness...a little of both to be honest!

Before I go on, I must tell you a little bit about how I update this...
The radio station subscribes to a service, they provide us with a password to get in to their site...once there, it's dozens and dozens and dozens of pages on all kinds of stuff...celeb sleeze, dumb news, criminals, music news, wacky surveys, etc etc.
I go thru, pull out the most interesting, relevant stories and post them to my blog, often times with my opinions interjected of course.

This wasn't the sole source for stories here, but it was the biggest one by a mile.

When attempting to login this morning to give you a ginormous update, I was informed that my password was no longer valid and upon checking with the powers-that-be, I was told that, for the moment, we aren't using the service. At least for now.

So, am I ready to say "no more blog"? No. But it's certainly on a hiatus.

Now, I could certainly scour the internet and find all of this stuff, but let's keep it real here...I don't have the time or the patience for that. It was highly convenient to have everything in one place to grab.

And it's not like they were paying me to keep this updated. I make absolutely zero money from doing this...I was simply doing so as a service to you (and because it helped me prepare for a show).

Many of you may be sad by this. Replace the 's' with an 'm' and you'll have my feelings on it. My apologies in advance...follow me on Facebook if you don't already (, I'll try and post more stuff I come across on that page.

There are a few stories in here today though!

There have been 44 Super Bowls, and none of them have gone to overtime. And Papa John's is hoping that trend continues this year...or this publicity stunt is going to blow up in their face.

Papa John's is one of the official sponsors of the Super Bowl this year, and they've just made a major announcement: If the game goes to overtime, they'll give a free large pizza with up to three toppings to EVERY SINGLE American adult.

Which seems like torture to me. Papa John's has terrible pizza, you heard it here first. They kinda suck.

Anyway, there is a catch. Of course there is. To be eligible, you have to register for Papa John's Rewards Program before Super Bowl Sunday, which is February 6th.

Registration is free but, ya know, they'll probably send you a whole bunch of spam emails and whatnot.

The line in the Super Bowl is tight this year...the GREEN BAY PACKERS are two-and-a-half-point favorites over the pissburgh the game MIGHT be tight enough to go to overtime.

Downsizing is everywhere, man. It's even affecting the one industry in America we thought was untouchable...cookie production.

The Girl Scouts are cutting back on the different types of cookies they're selling. Right now they have 11 varieties...but this year, some troops are only selling SIX as a test. If the test works, they'll officially cut down to six flavors next year.

By cutting flavors, they can save money on production, and also help the Girl Scouts focus their sales efforts. So which six are going to survive? Basically, it's the classics.

#1.) Thin Mints
#2.) Do-Si-Dos, which are the two oatmeal cookies with peanut butter in between.
#3.) Trefoils, which are the shortbread cookies.
#4.) Samoas, also known as Caramel deLites, the vanilla cookies covered in caramel and sprinkled with coconut.
#5.) Lemon Chalet Cremes, the cinnamon cookies with lemon filling.
#6.) Tagalongs/Peanut Butter Patties, the vanilla cookies layered with peanut butter and covered in chocolate.

The flavors getting cut are Thanks-A-Lot, sugar-free chocolate chip cookies, Dulce De Leche, Lemonades, and Thank U Berry Munch.

Thin Mints are the biggest seller, and account for about 25% of all sales. Samoas are next, at 19% . . . then Tagalongs at 13% . . . Do-Si-Dos at 11% . . . and Trefoils at 9%. All of the others add up to about 23%.

Girl Scout Cookies bring in more than $714 MILLION every year, and usually make up at least two-thirds of every local Girl Scout council's budget.

In December, in Rome, Italy, a couple got married...and then, as they went to their airport to fly to their honeymoon in France...the groom's mom showed up. And the groom told his new wife he'd invited mom along on the honeymoon.

She pulled him aside and asked him to reconsider, but he said he couldn't leave her alone for health reasons.

So the three of them went on their honeymoon together.
Now, less than a month later, the bride has filed for divorce...citing, quote, "excessive emotional attachment" between her husband and his mother.


KATY PERRY wants her upcoming California Dreams Tour to be artsy and crazy...kinda like LADY GAGA and PINK'S shows...and if that's what she's going for, it sounds like she's on the right track.

She says, "I have this whole thing in my show that is about candy and cupcakes and meat. It's both really sweet and shocking, but not in a sexual way."

Katy is also introducing something called "smell-o-vision."

"It's the first concert that's going to smell good. It's going to smell like you're in cotton candy heaven. It's a fun little nuance." (Unfortunately, Katy didn't elaborate any more on "smell-o-vision.")

Katy adds, "I just really want to raise the bar. Touring is no longer an ordinary thing where you play an instrument in jeans and a T-shirt.

"It has some pizzazz these days, and I'm definitely bringing the pizzazz with a lot of bells and whistles. The show has a Broadway feel to it. It's got a storyline that's going to be very interesting, kind of loosely based on my life, but a cartoon version."

Katy's world tour begins next month, but it won't hit the U.S. until June 7th. The show hits Quicken Loans Arena on July 5 and tickets went on sale yesterday.

That should do it for I said, FB and hopefully you'll see updates here soon!

Monday, January 24, 2011


It appears to be yet another case of indecency over the public airwaves. But one local radio personality is taking a stand and saying 'no more'. Rob Mackenzie of WDJQ-FM 92.5 promises you won't hear the inappropriate language while he is on the air.

"I brought it to the attention of my boss and he stands behind my decision. We risk exposing children to this if we let it continue on Q92's airwaves. I, myself, typically have a high tolerance. But the words in this song...this even bothers me", Mackenzie said this afternoon.

The song in question is by a rapper named Wiz Khalifa, a Western Pennsylvania native. And the questionable lyrics appear right in the title of the song, "Black" and "Yellow".

Mackenzie explained further, "Being an Ohio native, and more specifically a Canton native, I grew up around professional football. Lots of orange and brown, scarlet, red, grey, even the green and blue of some local high school teams. But the combination of yellow and black together, that's just something that should not be seen. Or heard for that matter. I want to make sure that listeners of our radio station are not offended when listening to my show."

Mackenzie says he won't completely stop playing the song on Q92. "The naughty words most definitely have been removed. I encourage my co-workers to stand with me in this decision."

Saturday, January 22, 2011


Satuh-day! Back to it...

BLACK EYED PEAS member APL.DE.AP has revealed that he's been legally BLIND for his whole life.

Apl.De.Ap says he has a rare genetic eye disorder called nystagmus...("nih-STAG-mus".) The condition causes the eyes to move involuntarily, which results in bad, blurry vision.

As with other eye problems, some cases are worse than others. Despite being described as "legally blind," Apl.De.Ap can see a little. He says it's like severe near-sightedness...he has to squint or strain his eyes to see things.

He says, quote, "I'm good at shapes. If I'm not close, even if it's big, I can't read it."

The disorder cannot be corrected with glasses or contacts. But Apl.De.Ap has learned to live with it . . . "I doubted myself for a long time . . . I'm comfortable not using my vision. I weave around my problems."

Akron natives THE BLACK KEYS have canceled a bunch of upcoming Australia, New Zealand and Europe...because they're EXHAUSTED.

In a message on their website, the band explained, quote, "[We] are arduous year of touring and promotion has drained the band and necessitated time off. [We] wish to thank all of you who have shown such incredible support."

It's unclear whether or not the shows will be rescheduled.

And the mystery of KE$HA has been solved. According to Ke$ha, her mom taught her, "everything about sex"...before she turned SEVEN.

"My mom left me at home when I was 14 with a credit card and a box of condoms and the keys to the car and said, 'Don't get pregnant and don't drink and drive.' I had to be responsible for myself."

Ke$ha doesn't know who her father is...she says, "I talked to my mom about it. She has a sketchy memory. I don't really care. I'm going to pretend like my dad is MICK JAGGER and proceed."

Uh...If that's true, wouldn't her line about kicking guys to the curb unless they look like Mick Jagger be incestuous? Or at least quite creepy? Daddy issues!

Not that kind, you pervo. She's getting PRAISE actually!
JEWEL and former "American Idol" judge KARA DIOGUARDI have been out promoting their new show "Platinum Hit", which debuts next summer on BRAVO.

Since the show is a songwriting competition similar to "American Idol", they talked about songwriters they respect.

Let's start with Kara. She said, "Taylor is a great songwriter. She's a beautiful girl. And she stands for something for her generation. When that comes together, it has a life of its own.

"When we talk about great songs, it's all about unique perspective. (Taylor) has a unique way of saying things."

Jewel added that Taylor is a triple threat. She said, "(Taylor is) someone people can identify on a three-dimensional level.

"You have to be a real person. You want to be authentic. And it has to be a cult of a personality that you can follow on top of being a great song."

"Maxim" surveyed more than 2,000 men and women between the ages of 18 and 64 to find out what they REALLY think about dating in the year 2011. Here's what they found.

There are plenty of people looking to date. 38% of people say they're looking to date...or at least hook up. And...10% of the MARRIED people surveyed said they're looking to date or hook up.

Social media is a big part of modern dating. 25% of people use social media in their dating life, and 40% judge people by what's in their Facebook profile. Oh great, so you all think I'm totally insane. I'm not...I'm only partially insane! Honest!
But...70% of people say that they'd rather meet someone in person than online.

You'd better secure your passwords. 24% of people admitted they've spied on their significant other's email, texts, cell phone calls, or social media accounts. Men are more likely to end a relationship over something they find.

People still like old-fashioned phone calls. 75% of people say the best way to get in touch after a good date is by phone. I like it.

Everyone still lies and says they don't care about looks. But I'm here to tell you WE'RE ALL SHALLOW and you should just have the balls to admit it!
Everyone surveyed is still telling the same old lies. People rated personality as someone's most important quality, followed by brains and shared interests. Looks came in LAST place.

Chivalry could be dead if men would let it die. 55% of women say chivalry doesn't matter that much to them anymore...but 69% of guys say they consider themselves old-fashioned gentlemen who open doors and pay for dates. Interesting.

Women like men who play video games? This is either a sign of the times or a sign of women getting desperate...I'd go with the latter...but 39% say it's a TURN-ON when a guy lists "video games" as one of his interests.

Yes, because becoming a widow to your hubby's World Of Warcraft addiction is SOOO appealing, right?!

According to a new book, people are actually more likely to remember their FIRST KISS than the time they lost their virginity. I don't buy it. Is this bad...I have NO idea who my first kiss was? I could probably narrow it down if I really sat and thought about it, but it's not top-of-mind information.

Sheril Kirshenbaum is a researcher at the University of Texas. And she just put out a new book called "The Science of Kissing: What Our Lips Are Telling Us". Here's what she found.

When you kiss, it's so anticipated and brings up such new and complex feelings that your brain is at its absolute sharpest.

Most people can recall 90% of the details of their first kiss...when it happened, where, with whom, and how you felt.

Having sex for the first time involves more nerves and requires your brain to focus on so many tasks that it's harder to remember all the little details.

Kirshenbaum's studies also found that women anticipate their first kiss more than men...

A new book called "American Idol: The Untold Story", which just came out, claims SIMON COWELL turned down a $130 MILLION-a-year salary from Fox to do the American version of "X Factor" AND re-up with "Idol".

Supposedly, he initially agreed to the deal, but then decided against it, possibly because he no longer wanted to work with his former partner, "Idol" creator Simon Fuller. (They haven't been on good terms for years now.)

Fox did end up landing "X Factor" anyway, and it'll premiere in September. There's no word how much Simon ended up getting for just doing that.

On Monday, in Philadelphia, a 31-year-old man was SHOT by a friend for eating his food. That we know for sure. Exactly what food led to the shooting...well that's a mystery.

The "Philadelphia Daily News" says the food was CAKE. They say the man was in the backseat of his friend's car and started eating some cake. They argued, got out of the car...and the driver shot his friend in the chest.

CBS 3 in Philadelphia has a different report. THEY say the man was in the backseat and started eating some of his friend's FRENCH FRIES. They argued, got out of the car...and the driver shot his friend in the chest.

The "Daily News" is taking a hard stance that their cake story is correct. They interviewed an investigator who said it was cake, not fries. BUT...that investigator wanted to stay anonymous, which hurts their credibility a little bit.

Whether it was a cake- or fry-induced shooting, it was bad...the man was rushed to the hospital in critical condition. His friend is still on the run.

If there was ever going to be an ICE-FISHING BRAWL, this is juuuuust about how I'd picture it going down. I wouldn't mind seeing that televised, in all honesty.

On Saturday, two men in their early 20s were ice fishing at Black Lake, which is in Norton Shores, Michigan.

If you don't know what ice fishing is, it's when you go out onto a frozen lake, make a little hole in the ice, and then fish through the hole.

A 29-year-old woman from Fruitport, Michigan was also out ice fishing on the lake. And she was upset that the guys had set up their ice fishing shanty too close to HER ice fishing shanty.

So she walked over to the guys, told them she needed to relieve her bladder and was going to do it on the ice...and she asked them to look away. When they turned their heads, she ATTACKED.

According to the police, the men were attacked by, quote, "a female wielding a fish." That's right. The woman had brought a fish with her and started smacking the men in the backs of their heads with it.

The police came to the scene, but the men decided not to press charges.

Makes you wonder why. It probably gets lonely out there on that ice, maybe they like some company...

SO...IS IT ON!?!??!
You may recall that country singer GRETCHEN WILSON was the first artist to set KANYE WEST off on a rant about being cheated out of something or other. It happened at the 2004 "American Music Awards" when she beat him out for Best New Artist. This is after Kanye had the singles "All Falls Down" and "Through The Wire"...'member those? Good tuneage!!

Afterwards, Kanye said, "I felt like I was definitely robbed...I was the best new artist this year."
Because of that, Gretchen is often asked to comment on Kanye's latest dumbass move. At Tuesday's Grammy nomination party in Nashville she was asked for her take on Kanye's infamous stage invasion of TAYLOR SWIFT.

Gretchen didn't hold back. She said, "I think he's an ass really for acting like that. He really is. He makes quite a spectacle. So grow up. Quit being such a baby!

"You know, if somebody beats you, it's because they deserve to beat you. And I don't know if you remember all the way back to the first time. I outsold you, bro! Do your homework."

Has she outsold Kanye since then?? Is she still a big deal? I don't follow country music too much...I know she doesn't have nearly the power that a Taylor, Carrie, or Lady A has, so I'd have to guess she's just a mild success these days?

Anyway, Gretchen added this throwdown statement for good measure. She said, "It's kinda cool for me to know that I was the first. Kanye, just remember, I was your first. And I'm not above kicking your ass."

Oh yeah, it's on! Or, it would be on if Kanye hadn't already pissed-off half the planet. So I doubt this will go anywhere.

According to a study by the University of North Carolina, Greensboro, when a Wal-Mart opens in town...everyone in town gets CHUBBIER.

The researchers found that a new Wal-Mart translated to an average weight gain of 1.5 pounds per person over the next decade. It also boosts the area's obesity rate by 2.3%.

They believe this is because food is cheaper at Wal-Mart...and those cheap foods aren't usually the ones that are good for you.

Yes, this is what your tuition dollars are going to fund.......

JAKE GYLLENHAAL and TAYLOR SWIFT might be back together. They reportedly had dinner together Wednesday night at a restaurant called Bound'ry...which is near Taylor's condo in Nashville.

One source says, "They were cordial to one another, but not affectionate." And another adds, "There was no holding hands, but they seemed happy together. They sat next to the fireplace just chatting away."

Jake broke up with Taylor several weeks ago because she couldn't spell his last name, then spent "Golden Globes" weekend hitting on pretty much everything that menstruates.

Calling baseball "America's pastime" is getting to be patronizing at this point. Because football passed it a long time ago...and that ain't changing anytime soon.

The Harris Poll just released their annual list of the most popular sports in the U.S., and for the 25th year in a row, NFL football was number one.

When they started this poll in 1985, the margin was tiny. Pro football got 24% of the votes for favorite baseball got 23%. In the most recent survey, in 2010, that margin was 31% for the NFL, 17% for MLB.

Baseball still managed to beat out all of the other major U.S. sports. College football came in third, at racing was fourth, at 7%...and pro basketball came in fifth, at 6%.

I guess I'm a little surprised basketball comes at #5, but I'm probably under-estimating the redneckers who love them some fast cars...

Those are followed by hockey . . . men's soccer . . . men's college basketball . . . men's golf . . . track and field . . . bowling . . . men's tennis . . . boxing . . . horse racing . . . women's tennis . . . and swimming.

Four sports didn't even get 1% of the vote: women's pro basketball, women's soccer, women's college basketball, and women's golf.

For what it's worth, mixed martial arts isn't included in this survey. And neither is pro badminton. What the hell? Get some culture, Harris poll.

This is pretty much the textbook definition of looking for a silver lining. Yes, the recession has had an impact on every single person in this country. Yes, it's wreaked havoc on all of our jobs. Yes, it's hurt countless people's lives.

But when it comes to God, it's never been better.
According to a new study from the Texas Transportation Institute, in 2008 and 2009, the U.S. saw a HISTORIC drop in traffic jams.

Traffic jam data goes back to 1982. Every single year since then it has either stayed the same or gone up. Until the recession. Then the roads cleared out, and the amount of time people lost to traffic jams went down 13%.

Nationwide, in 2009, the average driver wasted 34 hours in rush hour traffic. That dropped things all the way back to 1996 levels.

David Schrank co-authored the report. He says, "The economy is so tied to transportation. When jobs go away, bottlenecks on the road disappear and things ease up."

Monday, January 17, 2011


Uh, yeah.
Didn't watch it either. I guess "The Social Network" won a bunch of awards...and 'Glee'.
So there ya go.

Usher, bro, I feel your pain!

USHER is sick. He canceled a show in Berlin at the last minute last Wednesday...and couldn't make it through the make-up show the following night.

On Friday, his rep announced, quote, "[Usher is] suffering from upper respiratory illness which is currently preventing him from performing a proper show.

"After consultation with doctors, he has been advised to reschedule the upcoming dates in order to get the rest he needs to ensure a complete recovery."

When Usher tried to perform at Thursday's make-up show, it did not go well.

According to reports, he lip-synched and "poorly danced" to the first few songs. When fans began booing and complaining...he just stood around on the stage for a few minutes, before walking off, and quitting the show.

Usher also canceled a few other upcoming shows, which he rescheduled for March.

He said, "I deeply regret having to reschedule the shows. I am truly sorry for any inconvenience I have caused my fans. My fans are the best in the world and I am looking forward to getting better so that I can give them the show they deserve."

When STEVE CARELL said that he'd be leaving "The Office" after this season, it seemed natural that Michael Scott's last episode would be the season finale in May.

But that's not the case. Instead, he'll be leaving in April. (There's no official date of departure yet.)

So Steve will NOT appear in the final four episodes of the season. Those last few episodes are about Dunder-Mifflin, "scrambling to replace him."

It seems obvious that the producers and NBC are also hoping to get their audience used to "The Office" without Michael soften a potential ratings blow that could come if they waited until next season.

DONALD TRUMP has revealed the cast for the next "Celebrity Apprentice", which premieres on March 6th. There are 16 contestants. Here's the list:

Meat Loaf
Sugar Ray singer Mark McGrath
Country singer John Rich
Lil Jon
R&B legend and former "Psychic Friend" Dionne Warwick
La Toya Jackson
Former "View" yenta Star Jones
"Real Housewives of Atlanta" star NeNe Leakes
Former juiced baseball player Jose Canseco
Gary Busey
Lisa Rinna
Former "Partridge Family" child star David Cassidy
First "Survivor" winner and tax cheat Richard Hatch
Marlee Matlin . . . the deaf actress who won an Oscar for "Children of a Lesser God"
Former model Niki Taylor
2010 Playmate of the Year Hope Dworaczyk

Maybe all the other warnings about fixing your privacy settings on Facebook haven't sunk in. Well this one should.

23-year-old George Bronk of Citrus Heights, California isn't a high-level hacker. He's just an a-hole with a lot of time on his hands. And he used public Facebook pages to exploit, violate, and humiliate dozens of women.

Bronk would scour Facebook for public pages where women made their email addresses viewable. Then he'd call their email providers, pretending that he'd forgotten the password, and ask them to reset it.

And he could answer the security questions they asked him thanks to other info he found on their Facebook pages.

Then he'd take the new password, log into the woman's email, and search her outbox for NUDE PHOTOS she'd emailed. If he found nude photos, he'd send them to EVERYONE in the woman's address book.

Sometimes, he also tried to extort the women, saying he'd send the photos to their parents if they didn't send him a new video.

Finally, one victim went to the FBI. She called the crime, quote, "virtual rape"...and that doesn't feel so far off. The FBI investigated and tracked down Bronk.

Bronk pleaded guilty to seven felonies, including computer intrusion, false impersonation, and possession of child pornography. He's looking at six years in prison, and having to register as a sex offender.

This sounds a little ridiculous...
Tiffany Langeslay was an assistant manager at a McDonald's in St. Paul, Minnesota. And she was fired after she unlocked the doors at 3:00 A.M. to let a man use the bathroom.

That man was...ADRIAN PETERSON, you may have heard of him, the superstar running back for the Minnesota Vikings.

Tiffany was working the drive-thru when Peterson walked up and asked if he could use the bathroom. Only the drive-thru was open at the time, but she recognized Peterson and unlocked the doors.

She says, quote, "He's a public figure. I know him better than some of the maintenance people that come in and out. I never thought in a million years that the decision was going to cost me my career."

But it did. When her bosses found out she'd let someone in after hours, they canned her.

Career? Well maybe if you're a manager...

There is some good news for her, though. This story blew up over the weekend...and when McDonald's heard about it, they offered her the job back.

As for Adrian Peterson, he hasn't commented...

Hope McD's gave her a raise!

Thursday, January 13, 2011


The following blog is rated THURSDAY for the reading impaired...

I have wonderful news to report this morning: JEWEL'S already heavy breasts are about to get EVEN HEAVIER. Jewel and her husband, rodeo stud TY MURRAY, are expecting their first child together.

Jewel says she's in her second trimester, but she won't give a due date or reveal the sex of the baby.

She says, quote, "I'm trying to be in the moment and really enjoy my pregnancy. I feel really lucky." Jewel is 36. D. And 36 years old.

TIA of the CHOCO-LICIOUS twin stars of the series "Sister, Sister" along with her sister FETUSED. She and husband Cory Hardrict are expecting their first child in July.

Tia, who's 32, is getting her own show to document the pregnancy. It'll air on the Style Network later this year. No word on how they'll handle the pregnancy on her current show, "The Game", which now airs on BET

Good news, ladies. We've figured out why you're not having the success you want in online dating. And the reason're TOO attractive. Yeah. That's it. Definitely.

The dating site OKCupid just ran a study that found that, a lot of the time, men are more inclined to talk to LESS ATTRACTIVE women on dating sites.

Now, if you're super-extreme spectacular hot, then you'll still get plenty of messages from guys. But for everyone else, sometimes being attractive seems to actually scare guys away.

The theory here is simple: If a guy thinks you're extremely attractive, he assumes lots of other guys are trying to compete for you.

But if he finds a woman who the general population might think is average...but fits his type...he thinks he'll have less competition and better odds of success.

OKCupid didn't run this test on women yet, to see if they're also afraid of attractive men, but they plan on doing that soon. I'll keep you posted...

A lot of things determine how much your car insurance costs, including your age, your driving record, where you live, and your credit report. But the one way you can control your rate is to make sure you're driving a car you can afford to insure.

Yesterday, the website released its annual list of the cheapest and most expensive cars to insure. Here's what they said.

#1.) Minivans Are the Cheapest to Insure.
The four cheapest cars on the list are all minivans, including the Chrysler Town and Country, the Toyota Sienna, the Sienna LE, and the Honda Odyssey LX.

On average, insuring each of them costs right around $1,100 a year for someone with a good driving record.

#2.) SUVs Are the Second-Cheapest.
In fact, all of the top ten cheapest cars to insure are either minivans or SUVs. And all of the SUVs cost between $1,100 and $1,200 a year, on average.

#3.) Most of the Best-Selling Cars Are Also Cheap to Insure.
The number one best-selling car in 2010 was the Ford F-150 pickup truck, which carries a $1,500 annual premium. But that's higher than its competition:

The Toyota Camry...which was the third most-popular car in 2010...costs $1,275 a year to insure, the average driver of a new Nissan Altima pays $1,370, and the Honda CR-V costs $1,155.

#4.) The Most Expensive Cars to Insure Are Probably Out of Your Price Range Anyway.
All of the cars in the top 20 are made by Mercedes, BMW, Aston Martin, Porsche, and Jaguar.

But the Mercedes SL65 AMG took the top spot. It goes from zero to sixty in 4.2 seconds...and the insurance costs $3,600 a year. That's if you're a GOOD driver, with no tickets or accidents on your record.

But of course, if you can afford to buy a Mercedes SL65, you're probably not that worried about your insurance rate. The recommended retail price is just a shade under $200,000.

TAYLOR SWIFT got a lot of mileage out of her claim that JOE JONAS dumped her over the phone. Well, she might have a new story to tell.

"Us Weekly" says that JAKE GYLLENHAAL went all Alexander Graham Bell on Taylor's ass, too!

Sources say Taylor was completely blindsided..."Taylor is really upset and hurt. She doesn't know what she did for him to just put a stop to it. She feels really burned by him."

Her pain was evident at last week's "People's Choice Awards". A friend says, "She was not her usual bubbly, over-animated self. She didn't eat anything, seemed very sad and definitely wasn't having a good time."

I've already told you why they broke up....she couldn't spell his last name and he got all pissed!!

CONAN O'BRIEN may not have maintained the crazy ratings he was pulling during his show's debut week, but TBS is thrilled with what Conan IS still bringing in.

The head of programming at the network says, "I discount the first week's ratings, as anybody should for a talk show or even a scripted program.

"It's landing right about where we expected it to. At this number, 'Conan' will run as long as he wants it to."

The key to TBS' excitement is Conan's appeal to YOUNGER audiences. Now, 'Conan' is averaging about 1 million viewers between the ages of 18 and 49, which is the most coveted advertising demographic.

If you factor in DVR numbers, "Conan" eclipses "The Tonight Show" in this demographic, 1.44 million viewers to 1.35 million. "Letterman" has even less, with 1.15 million.

Even more telling: The median age of "Conan's" viewers is 33, which is drastically lower than "The Tonight Show" and "Letterman", which both have median ages of 56. (!!)

So if Conan has an open invitation to stay, how long does he see himself on TBS?

He says, "My goal is not to do this forever. I just want to do this really well for a period of time until I have nothing left to say and then go away."

Conan also says that he talked with DAVID LETTERMAN over the holidays.

He explains, "It was just a quick call. We hadn't spoken in a long time. He said, 'I haven't checked in on you and want to make sure we're good.' I said, 'We've always been good.' I said he didn't owe me a call, but I appreciate it."

Naturally, that sentiment doesn't extend to JAY LENO. When Conan was asked if he thought he'd EVER talk to Jay again, he said, quote, " don't think so.

"I don't think there's...there's nothing to be figured out. We all know the story. Life is short. I have kids and family and life to live. I don't think about it too much. And I'm sure he's busy."

This makes me laugh...because I've seen people post pics of their food on FB plenty before.

If you feel guilty for going out to eat all the time, or think other people are judging you because they actually cook and's time to see if you're normal.

According to a new survey by Zagat, the average American eats out...3.1 times a week.

Mostly for financial's almost always cheaper to buy groceries and cook, unless you're subsisting off of the McDonald's dollar menu and Little Caesars $5 pizzas. 15% of people say they're eating out less now than six months ago.

The survey also found that 54% of people think it's RUDE and INAPPROPRIATE to text, tweet, email, or talk on a cell phone at a restaurant...but only 16% think it's rude to use your cell phone to take a PHOTO of your food!!

68% of people said they oppose the idea of putting a tax on high-sugar drinks, and 53% said they're against the government regulating the amount of SALT in meals.

BITCH, Don't take the salt off my fries!!

But only 9% were against laws requiring restaurants to post a letter grade that shows their most recent health inspection score. New York City and Los Angeles both have those laws.

The survey also found that Las Vegas has the highest average meal price in the U.S., at $47.53. That's up $3 from last year. New York and Miami came in second and third. The national average is $35.44.

According to a psychologist in Wales, this Monday, January 17th, is the most DEPRESSING day of the year.

Dr. Cliff Arnall says he figured out that the third Monday of the year is the most depressing day of the year because of all kinds of bad news converging on that day...

The weather sucks.

It's been long enough since Christmas and your vacation that your good feelings from them have worn off.

Your Christmas credit card debt becomes a reality.

You've started struggling or you've already failed on your New Year's resolutions.

And your next vacation feels so, so, so far away.

The happiest day of the year, according to Arnall, is the third Friday in June. This year it'll be June 17th.

Party? See you on Q92 3-7pm today!

Tuesday, January 11, 2011


GREAT times on the radio last night, thanks for tuning in...we'll do it again tonight, yes?

SHAKIRA has been single since this past August. She announced on her blog yesterday that she and Antonio de la Rue...her boyfriend of 11 YEARS...had decided to, "take time apart from our romantic relationship."

But the split might only be temporary. She added, "We view this period of separation as temporary and as a time of individual growth as we continue to be partners in our business and professional lives.

"Our friendship and understanding of one another is unwavering and indestructible."

A source adds, "There was no big drama, it's just one of those things where they had been together a long time and realized they were more friends and business partners than lovers. It's sad, but they could get back together. They just needed a break."

I think I'd like to add Shakira to my list of future ex-girlfriends. Have you SEEN what she's done with her hips?!

DRAKE got very personal and a little R-rated at a show in London over the weekend, when he described his signature sexual position: "The Drizzy 3 Stroke."

"I really want to be able to lay you down on your back...look you in the eyes and (stuff). We can do it however you want, forever how long you want, but I kind of got this thing I always end with...

"You know I flip you over and you arch your (backside) up a little bit and I hit you with this thing I call the 'Drizzy 3 Stroke.' I grab you right here and I do the three stroke...the last one is crazy I promise.

"That's when I lean over and put one question in your ear ['What's My Name']." (That's when he launched into his and RIHANNA'S song "What's My Name".)

As soon as I heard TAYLOR SWIFT and JAKE GYLLENHAAL had broken up, I started looking forward to the song Taylor would eventually write about their brief linking of minds, and perhaps bodyparts. After all, it's what she does.

But I may be disappointed because a so-called "source" told the website, "Jake is very uncomfortable with having his private life in the media, which was one of the reasons he and Taylor didn't work out.

"He and Taylor remain close friends and she has promised nothing from their relationship is going to end up in a song. She's grown up a lot in the last year and understands that some things are not for her fans."

Since this is from an unnamed source, there's no way to know for sure that Taylor even made such a pledge. But even if she did, time has a way of making promises like that irrelevant.)

I mean, Taylor will be writing songs for the rest of her life. And trust me, if she feels inspired to tell a story about their time together, she won't hold back. And if it's a kickass song, she'll share it with the world.

This past weekend, the Adult Video News Awards were in Las Vegas. That's where Mo was. And so was CHARLIE SHEEN.

As you may or may not know, the AVN Awards are like the Oscars for porno. As you may also know, Charlie Sheen LOVES the porno.

Various sources say Charlie spent the weekend pounding shots of vodka and enjoying the talents of various MATTRESS ACTRESSES.

One source says Charlie had a, quote, "revolving door" of porno stars in his Las Vegas hotel room. There were at least three of them...although one seems to be a little more equal than the others.

Her name is BREE OLSON, who's a pretty well-known porno queen...and she's a super hot girl too, check her out...


Charlie reportedly took a private jet to Bree's hometown of Fort Wayne, Indiana after Christmas...and spent some time with her this weekend, too.

Obviously, this isn't an exclusive relationship. Shortly after Charlie's visit, Bree posted the following message on Twitter...

"Any men in the Fort Wayne area wanna come fill me with...(use your imagination)...before I leave town? I'd like 10-20 guys tonight."

As for Bree's current whereabouts, her rep says she's on her way to Cabo with her boyfriend...who is NOT Charlie Sheen.

As for Charlie's current whereabouts...He's due back on the set of "Two and a Half Men" this morning.

A source says that one night this past weekend, he was at the hotel bar complaining that his bosses have been harassing him to go to rehab. But Charlie said he doesn't think he has a problem.

I'd guess that most people who use a stolen credit card try to act as inconspicuous as possible. A woman in Cambria, New York did the EXACT OPPOSITE.

The woman went to a restaurant in Cambria called Hearth & Vine with a stolen credit card and ordered...255 CHICKEN SANDWICHES. Total cost: Around $3,000.

That's the exact kind of order that gets the entire staff talking. Collectively they realized that something suspicious was going on, and they called the credit card company, which confirmed that the card was stolen.

There's no word on whether the police arrested the woman...all they'd say is that an investigation is under way.

Monday, January 10, 2011


I say maybe only because it doesnt FEEL like a Monday, at least for me?
...OK, I was just trying to come up with an 'M' word to go next to Monday.

Actually, I could go with "Minerva Monday"...go watch the video posted on my FB page that listener Stacey shared. I think it'll inspire something we should talk about after 7pm...

We've all been there and done that...the break-up sex! One...last...taste of the sweet sweet lovin' you'll never again get to enjoy!
ZAC EFRON and VANESSA HUDGENS were all over each other Friday night at a Hollywood club called Eden.

A so-called "source" says, "They were constantly touching and kissing each other. Vanessa was bopping around with her arms up while Zac had his hands all over her."

The groping didn't stop when they gave up the dance floor for their table...quote, "Zac sat in between her legs and she wrapped her arms around him.

"They were making out on and off for the last hour or so until closing. They acted like there was no one else in the room."

Zac and Vanessa dated for about five years, before supposedly breaking up in early December.

DENISE RICHARDS and NIKKI SIXX have broken up, after a few weeks together.

A source says it was never anything serious to begin with...quote, "They decided to try it and she was not interested. That's dating. This isn't some big, dramatic split."

Translated: It was some good strange while it lasted, time to move on.

A lot of new "Glee" news came out over the weekend. Here's the rundown:

"Glee" will be taking on LADY GAGA'S new single, "Born This Way", which is the title track off her next album. (The single isn't even out yet. It'll be released on February 13th. The album is scheduled to hit stores on May 23rd.)

The song will be featured in an episode about Karofsky, the closeted gay bully. There's no airdate yet, but it'll be sometime in March or April.

Meanwhile, "Glee" co-creator Ryan Murphy has confirmed that GWYNETH PALTROW will return to the show later this season. She'll do two more episodes, which will probably air in early March.

She'll reprise her role as a substitute teacher named Holly Holliday. When Gwyneth did the show back in November, her character taught Spanish. This time, she'll be teaching Sex Ed. Meow?

Murphy also denied speculation that "Glee" will do a JUSTIN BIEBER-themed episode. He said that one of Justin's songs will be performed in a future episode, but that Justin doesn't have a big enough catalog yet to support a full episode. (He may never...)

Probably not...maybe I'm fearing YOU

This just in: The "Jersey Shore" phenomenon is not over. In fact, it apparently hasn't even peaked yet.

Last Thursday, the third season premiere attracted nearly 8.5 million viewers, which was the show's biggest audience to date. In fact, it's now the biggest series broadcast in the HISTORY of MTV!

By comparison, Season One premiered to 1.4 million viewers...and Season Two had 5.3 million viewers. The show's previous ratings high came toward the end of last season, when 6.7 million viewers tuned in.

Here's one more random fact: The episode attracted more young viewers...between the ages of 12 and 34...than any episode of any show this year, on cable OR broadcast TV. (That excludes sporting events.)

Time to judge some other cities for being FILTHY CESSPOOLS. "U.S. News & World Report" put together this list of American cities infested with bugs, rodents, and other incredibly undesirable things.

RATS. In a study back in 2007, New York City had the most rats in the country. Possibly as many as 100 MILLION. Houston came in second, and Boston was third.

KILLER BEES. Angry, Africanized killer bees first showed up in the U.S. in Hidalgo, Texas in 1990. And since then, it's remained the killer bee capital of the country.

ALLERGENS. Dayton, Ohio ranked the highest for allergens in a study that looked at pollen scores and the number of allergy medicines used per capita. Wichita, Kansas is second, and Louisville, Kentucky is third.

SHARKS. New Smyrna Beach, Florida has had the most shark attacks of any city in the U.S., with 219 confirmed attacks since 1882.

BEDBUGS. Based on a study by Terminix, New York City has the most bedbugs in the country. Philadelphia has the second most. But on a state-by-state level, Ohio has the most bedbugs in the U.S.
Heh...yeah. SWEET DREAMS!!!

BUGS. There hasn't been a study done on a city level, but by state, Florida has the highest level of cockroaches, ants, and termites. Louisiana is second, and Texas is third.

You know, this is something I've thought about when starting an email...'hey' seems a little TOO informal sometimes. But 'dear' sounds too stuck-up and old school.

When you're writing an email...whether it's to friends, co-workers or some pervert you found on Craigslist...your first word is probably "Hey." "Hey guys!" or "Hey everyone" or "Hey fellow pervert!" But you're not the only one.

The "Wall Street Journal" recently interviewed linguistic experts, etiquette experts, and English professors, and they all agreed that "Hey" has replaced "Dear" as the most common way we start our written communication.

Most of them said that "Dear" is becoming a more FORMAL term.

Anna Post is an etiquette guru who runs the Emily Post Institute. She says, "I don't think [dear] is as important as it used to be. You can still certainly use it [though]. If you don't know someone well, or for a new client, I would use 'dear.'"

But when you've got some familiarity with someone, "hey" is becoming the acceptable modern standard.

Jeanne Phillips writes the Dear Abby column. She says she rarely uses "dear" anymore, because with email and texting, written communication has become much less formal, so something casual like "hey" or "hi" makes sense.

"We live in an age of technology, and things are going to evolve, and it's a good thing."

You see stories about different things going extinct within the next few decades and it's almost always bad news. Newspapers. Landlines. Social Security.'s a good one.

A new analysis of the tobacco industry found that, based on current trends, SMOKERS could be extinct by 2050.

Right now, only about one in of five Americans smoke...that's down from one in four in just a decade. That's an INSANELY fast decline.

And within 30 to 50 years, all the people still smoking could be either DEAD...or they'll have quit, with no new smokers taking their place.

We'll talk about this tonight too, worst LIE you've ever caught your significant other in...
There's no crazy like "I just found out my boyfriend is secretly leading a double life and is already married" crazy.

Recently, a 33-year-old woman from Fort Walton Beach, Florida was staying with her boyfriend at a Best Western on Okaloosa Island, Florida...when he confessed to her that he secretly had a WIFE.


She pushed him out of the room...and pulled the FIRE ALARM. As the hotel guests started evacuating, she stood in the lobby, tossing MIDDLE FINGERS at everyone who looked at her.

She was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct and a false fire alarm.

The Best Western decided to offer refunds to all of the guests who cleared out because of the fake fire alarm.

You catch someone in a good lie? Tell me about it, 330-450-9292

A little humor to wrap it up...NO PUN

Last week, 52-year-old Rick Troupe of Longmont, Colorado, went to a Burger King drive-thru...and pulled out his JUNK in the car. When he got to the window, he asked the 24-year-old female employee if she could, "handle his Whopper."

She took down his license plate number...the cops quickly tracked him down and arrested him for indecent exposure.

Friday, January 7, 2011


How's your week been? GREAT week over here...everything seems to be falling into place! A friend of mine says 2011 is supposedly a lucky year, because of the 1's? I don't see why that would make it lucky, but I'm not questioning it so far!

Beverly Hills plastic surgeons Richard Fleming and Toby Mayer have released their 14th annual list of the most sought-after celebrity body parts.

These are the parts that were most popular among their insecure clients over the past year.

This year, the most desired body overall for women is that of GISELE BUNDCHEN...while the guys want to look like MARK WAHLBERG.

Here are the individual results:
NOSE: Most women who hate their own schnozzes wish they could have NATALIE PORTMAN'S. Guys were partial to that of JUDE LAW.

HAIR: Women are into the TAYLOR SWIFT look, while the guys dig JON HAMM from "Mad Men".

EYES: Women desire the oversized eyes of ANNE HATHAWAY...while guys wish they could seduce women with HUGH JACKMAN'S totally heterosexual gaze.

LIPS: This was kind of an upset...with SCARLETT JOHANSSON beating out the usual winner, ANGELINA JOLIE in the women's category. Men want ASHTON KUTCHER'S lips.

Really? Are dudes walking into plastic surgeons' offices and saying, "Give me Ashton Kutcher's lips"??? You should have to immediately turn in your man-card if you've ever done that.

CHIN: Women are all about the HALLE BERRY chin...while JON HAMM picked up another nod from the guys.

CHEEKS: Chicks dig the cheeks of "Mad Men's" JANUARY JONES. Guys are into the LEONARDO DICAPRIO look.

SKIN: Women want AMY ADAMS' skin...guys want the milky goodness of manly superstar NEIL PATRICK HARRIS.

Um...I wanna look like ME!

Check out the top THREE finishers in each category at the following link...

Listen to this we go! The new issue of "Entertainment Weekly" includes a cover story on the NEW "American Idol" which RYAN SEACREST and the current judges talk about how the show is moving on without SIMON COWELL. It hits newsstands TODAY.

Basically, everyone said they miss Simon...that things are different without him there...and that they're hoping those changes breathe some new life into the show.

But Ryan did take a little shot at Simon. He said that Simon was, "just so jealous of me. From Day One, he was envious of my career at such a young age."

Give me a f***in' break! Could he be any more full of himself?!
DISCLOSURE: I hate Ryan Seacrap

He added that Simon's departure has, "aged the show down a bit. There are less clouds of smoke. We start earlier. There's less...what's that English dish he always ordered for lunch?...Shepherd's Pie."

For what it's worth, that "jealous" line was not in the preview that "Entertainment Weekly" posted on their website. The "New York Post" reported that he said it. It's unclear whether or not that line made the print version.

Meanwhile, RANDY JACKSON, JENNIFER LOPEZ and STEVEN TYLER talked about how collaborative the judging process has been so far this season.

Randy said, "We definitely miss [Simon], but it's a different kind of vibe. It's a different kind of energy now. And I think in Season 10 the show actually really needed it. It's not about replacing him or any of the other [judges].

"People have been saying to us, 'Who's mean?' We've all traded off on that because I think you have to always give people the truth, no matter what."

J-Lo added, "We're more of a collaborative judging group. We're always leaning over to each other and saying, 'Oh my God, I think she's good.' 'Oof, I don't get it.' 'You don't like it?'

"I mean, not in a way where it becomes disrespectful to [the contestant's] moment, but we discuss things. We just have a totally different style than any of the past judging tables." (Not that Jennifer would really know much about that, right?)

Jennifer also teased that she wouldn't be surprised if the show had its "youngest winner ever." (At 17, Jordin Sparks is currently the youngest winner in "Idol" history. The minimum age was lowered to 15 for the upcoming season. Clearly aiming at the teen audience and hoping to find the next Bieber.)

That being said, Steven Tyler doesn't know how old anyone is. He says, "It's just astounding. Some of them are 15 and look like they're 30. And some of them are 30 and look like they're 15." (???)

"Idol" premieres on January 19th. Yay. I think.

Take a look around your workplace today. Let's say you've got 20 co-workers. If they all get their wish, at least SEVENTEEN of them won't be working there by 2012.

According to a new survey by a career management firm called Right Management, EIGHTY-FOUR PERCENT of American workers say they're planning on actively looking for a new job this year. That's just under 17 out of 20.

Only 5% of people say that they plan on staying in their current position. The other 11% aren't going to look for new jobs, but wouldn't mind taking one if it falls in their lap.

Last year, in the same survey, only 60% said that they planned on actively looking for a new job.

The people at Right Management say the main reason for the planned exodus is that people have been clinging to jobs they don't like until the economy gets better.

Now, they're feeling like things are on the way up they're making their moves.

It's the time of the year for the bridal shows! Thinking about getting married? Let's make sure you're really ready. A British law firm put together this compatibility test, and they say that if a couple has agreed on the answers to all 12 of these questions, they're good to go.

Even though a British law firm put this together, it still applies over here. I mean, there weren't any questions like "Do you enjoy figgy pudding during tea?" or "Do you vote Labour, or for the Tories?"

#1.) Do you know the extent of each other's assets and debts?

#2.) Do you see eye-to-eye on saving money and how you'll share or not share the money you each earn?

#3.) What sort of relationship do you want with both of your extended families?

#4.) Do you want children, and how many?

#5.) Do you want your children to attend private or public schools?

#6.) Do you agree on what religion you will bring up the children, and how much of a role religion will play in your lives?

#7.) Do you share common interests and like doing the same things on vacation?

#8.) What kind of lifestyle are you aiming for, and where do you want to live down the road?

#9.) Do you have any addictions your partner doesn't know about?

#10.) Are your career paths compatible with each other . . . and compatible with having children?

#11.) Do you want the "traditional" gender roles with a woman at home and a man working and making the money, or more "modern" shared responsibilities?

#12.) Are there any exes you're still hung up on?

Again, if you've revealed all of the secrets from this quiz, like debts, exes, and addictions...and you agree on the other points, like children, religion, careers, and money...then you should be all set as a couple.

And I'm really not sure WHY I'm giving you ladies any added weapons to your arsenal, but here we go. Here's SCIENTIFIC PROOF that a woman's tears are a bigger turn-off than taking a cold shower...while picturing your relatives naked...while looking at pictures of people with genital warts.

A new study out of Israel found that when men SMELL a woman's tears, they have an INSTANT and SHARP drop in sexual arousal and testosterone.

In other words, a woman's tears send men an unmistakable message that, "Now's not a good time." So a man's brain INSTANTLY shuts down sexual interest.

Hey, who's in the mood to feel TRAGICALLY OLD? Here's a list of 12 things that children born this year will NEVER know.

#1.) Video tapes.
#2.) Travel agents.
#3.) Movie rental stores.
#4.) Paper maps.
#5.) Wired landline phones.
#6.) Paying for long distance.
#7.) Newspaper classifieds.
#8.) The evening news.
#9.) CDs.
#10.) Film cameras.
#11.) Yellow Pages and White Pages.
#12.) Catalogs.

I guess all of Domino's effort to make their food actually taste better is really working.

On Tuesday, 20-year-old Isaiah Pickens of Colorado Springs, Colorado ordered a pizza...and when the Domino's guy got there, Isaiah pulled a GUN on him.

But he wasn't interested in the driver's money...he just wanted the pizza and the wings. The police tracked him down quickly and arrested him.

Thursday, January 6, 2011


^that has nothing to do with this post. It's just stuck in my head.
Here we go!

You watch them last night? Yeah, me either. But here's who won!

Favorite Movie of the Year: "The Twilight Saga: Eclipse"

Favorite Movie Actress: Kristen Stewart

Favorite Movie Actor: Johnny Depp

Favorite Movie Star Under 25: Zac Efron

Favorite Comedy Movie: "Grown Ups"

Favorite Comedic Star: Adam Sandler

Favorite Drama Movie: "The Twilight Saga: Eclipse"

Favorite Action Movie: "Iron Man 2"

Favorite Action Star: Jackie Chan

Favorite Family Movie: "Toy Story 3"

Favorite Horror Movie: "A Nightmare on Elm Street"

Favorite TV Comedy: "Glee"

Favorite TV Comedy Actor: Neil Patrick Harris

Favorite TV Comedy Actress: Jane Lynch from "Glee"

Favorite TV Drama: "House"

Favorite TV Drama Actor: Hugh Laurie

Favorite TV Drama Actress: Lisa Edelstein from "House"

Favorite New TV Comedy: "(Bleep) My Dad Says"

Favorite New TV Drama: "Hawaii 5-0"

Favorite TV Guilty Pleasure: "Keeping Up With the Kardashians"

Favorite Talk Show Host: Conan O'Brien

Favorite Competition Show: "American Idol"

Favorite TV Crime Drama: "Lie To Me"

Crime Fighter: Tim Roth ("Lie to Me")

Favorite Sci-Fi TV Show: "Fringe"

Favorite TV Obsession: "Dexter"

Favorite TV Guest Star: Demi Lovato on "Grey's Anatomy"

Favorite TV Doctor: House (Hugh Laurie)

Favorite TV Chef: Rachael Ray

Favorite TV Family: The Simpsons on "The Simpsons"

Favorite Family TV Movie: "Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam"

Favorite Male Artist: Eminem

Favorite Female Artist: Katy Perry

Favorite Song: "Love The Way You Lie", Eminem (featuring Rihanna)

Favorite Rock Band: Paramore

Favorite Pop Artist: Rihanna

Favorite Hip-Hop Artist: Eminem

Favorite R&B Artist: Usher

Favorite Country Artist: Taylor Swift

Favorite Breakout Artist: Selena Gomez & The Scene

Favorite Music Video: "Love The Way You Lie", Eminem (featuring Rihanna)

Favorite Online Sensation: Katy Perry

The "Hollywood Reporter" conducted an "American Idol" poll . . . in which they asked 750 current and former "Idol" viewers for their thoughts on the show. 750 viewers seems like a pretty small sample size, if you ask me.

Here are some of the results:

67%, or two-thirds, say they believe "Idol's" best days are over. However, almost half, 47%, say they'll, quote, "definitely or probably" still tune in when Season 10 premieres January 19th. 26% "definitely or probably" will NOT watch. 27% "might or might not watch."

48% say the addition of JENNIFER LOPEZ has made them MORE interested in watching this season...and 43% said the same of STEVEN TYLER. 60% say the changes "Idol" made are for the better.

Viewers that described themselves as "hardcore fans" were the only group that expressed disappointment over KARA DIOGUARDI leaving, but 40% of the "hardcore fans" said ELLEN DEGENERES' departure makes them "more likely to watch."

Only 21% of "Idol" viewers could name LEE DEWYZE as last season's winner.

28% of viewers say they watch "Idol" for the embarrassingly bad performances...52% watch it for the, "awesome musical talent."

45% said SIMON COWELL'S comments would influence their voting more than any of the other judge.

Interestingly enough, RANDY JACKSON was voted America's favorite judge...among both the past judges and the current ones, even though Steven and J-Lo haven't been seen in action yet. Kara was the least popular.

And even MORE interestingly, 86% of people feel that Randy has the authority to judge musical talent. That was the HIGHEST percentage among all past and current judges. Ellen was the least qualified, with only 36% saying she could judge talent. (Duh)

Half the people who watch "American Idol" say they vote, and one-third of the voters are from the South. 61% of the voters are female.

Nielsen SoundScan has released its official list of the Top Selling Albums of 2010, which is kind of like the be-all, end-all.

Here's the Top 10, and the 2010 sales number for each:
#1.) "Recovery", Eminem . . . 3.4 million copies
#2.) "Need You Now", Lady Antebellum . . . 3.1 million copies
#3.) "Speak Now", Taylor Swift . . . 3 million copies
#4.) "My World 2.0", Justin Bieber . . . 2.3 million copies
#5.) "The Gift", Susan Boyle . . . 1.9 million copies
#6.) "The Fame", Lady Gaga . . . 1.6 million copies
#7.) "Soldier of Love", Sade . . . 1.3 million copies
#8.) "Thank Me Later", Drake . . . 1.3 million copies
#9.) "Raymond V. Raymond", Usher . . . 1.2 million copies
#10.) "Animal", Ke$ha . . . 1.1 million copies

Nielsen SoundScan (also) released its list of the Top Selling Songs of 2010.

Here's the Top 10, and the 2010 sales number for each:

#1.) "California Gurls", Katy Perry (featuring Snoop Dogg) . . . 4.4 million copies
#2.) "Hey, Soul Sister", Train . . . 4.3 million copies
#3.) "Love the Way You Lie", Eminem (featuring Rihanna) . . . 4.2 million copies
#4.) "Dynamite", Taio Cruz . . . 4.1 million copies
#5.) "Airplanes", B.o.B (featuring Hayley Williams & Eminem) . . . 4 million copies
#6.) "OMG", Usher (featuring Will.I.Am) . . . 3.8 million copies
#7.) "Not Afraid", Eminem . . . 3.4 million copies
#8.) "Just the Way You Are", Bruno Mars . . . 3.3 million copies
#9.) "Break Your Heart", Taio Cruz (featuring Ludacris) . . . 3.2 million copies
#10.) "Need You Now", Lady Antebellum . . . 3.2 million copies

...right here. So I'm trying to get rid of a car right now. And someone told me I needed to post it on Craigslist. Ehhhhhhhhhhh, kinda sketches me out a bit. Why? Stories like this!

On December 29th, a 21-year-old man from Brooklyn...whose name wasn't released...put up an ad on Craigslist, trying to sell his 2005 Nissan Maxima. Valsyl contacted him to set up a test drive.

They took a test drive together and then Valsyl asked if he could take it for a drive solo. The seller agreed. And as soon as Valsyl got in the car he drove off...and the seller never saw him again. He reported the theft to the NYPD.

Then, on Sunday, the seller was digging through Craigslist's autos section and found something suspicious: A 2005 Nissan Maxima for sale with just slightly higher mileage than the one he'd had stolen.

And he quickly figured out what happened: Valsyl was SO STUPID that he went BACK to Craigslist four days later to sell the car he'd STOLEN off of Craigslist.

The original seller set up a meeting with Valsyl to test drive the car. They met on Sunday night...a local neighborhood watch group grabbed Valsyl...and the original seller called the police.

Valsyl was arrested for petty larceny and criminal possession of stolen property.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011


First HUMP day of

I must say, I posted a TONNNNNN of stuff on my FB yesterday, so if you're NOT following yet, you're missing out!

With all the "big" changes that are being teased for the upcoming 10th season of "American Idol"'ll be interesting to see if the producers are able to breathe new life into the show. Or at least, keep it afloat.

And it's not just STEVEN TYLER and JENNIFER LOPEZ joining the judges' panel. Here's a relatively quick rundown of the changes coming this season:

As we'd heard before, there won't be a Top 24 this season. Instead, the Hollywood round will be expanded, and they'll skip directly to the Top 12. (Or the Top 10. The producers aren't sure on that yet. They say the talent will dictate it.)

Executive producer Nigel Lythgoe told "Entertainment Weekly" that part of the "Hollywood round" will actually take place in Las Vegas...where 60 contestants will each have to perform a BEATLES song.

Although the Top 24 won't exist as it has in the past, America will help pick the a so-called "sudden death Top 20 round." It's a little unclear, but it sounds like a single round of voting will pick the finalists out of the Top 20.

And "Idol" isn't picking the best among the guys and girls separately. For example, it'll just be the Top 12 (or 10) singers...not the six best guys and the six best girls. So, no one will be screwed if one gender is stronger than the other.

That's it for the OFFICIAL changes...but there are a lot of rumors going around about other changes. Most of them haven't been officially addressed yet, but one of them has been pulled off the table.

Executive producer Cecile Frot-Coutaz denied speculation that the show was considering having the contestants make music videos to test their performance and acting skills.

One of the more interesting rumors we've heard is that "Idol" was thinking about introducing a challenge where new contestants would be pitted against former winners and finalists.

Sources say "Idol" gave up on the idea when they weren't able to draw any interest from their more successful alumni.

Show premieres Wednesday, January 19th.

According to a new survey by Kelton Research, 32% of women...or one out of three...admit that they've secretly gone into their husband or boyfriend's closet and thrown away some of his clothing.

Here are some other findings from the survey...

Only 12% of men grade themselves an "A" when it comes to fashion sense.

77% of men say their current wardrobe needs a makeover.

91% of women say that dressing well makes a man look more attractive than he actually is.

85% of women say a man who dresses well is sexier than a man who has a lot of money.

And while 32% of women have secretly thrown away some of their man's clothing because they didn't like it...they're not the only ones. 8% of men say they've thrown away a piece of their woman's clothing.

If the thought of getting up on stage and performing karaoke makes you feel like you're going to have a heart attack...maybe it's time to face your demons and just do it. Because apparently, there's no place for heart attacks in karaoke.

According to a new study, doctors found that occasionally performing karaoke can improve your heart health and your stress levels. They found it eases tension and makes people feel happy and comfortable socially.

NOW...keep in mind, this was a Japanese study, so you KNOW they wanted it to turn out pro-karaoke.

But still...they studied almost 20,000 people and the results were statistically, crank up the Janis Joplin and the Heart! WOO!




Tuesday, January 4, 2011


:shrugs: BUT, you better still read it! Happy Tuesday!

If you consider 18 to be older. Justin is 16. There's no need to speculate about the status of SELENA GOMEZ and JUSTIN BIEBER anymore. Over the weekend, they were photographed kissing on a yacht in the Caribbean.

There's also a picture of Justin grabbing him some 18-year-old Latina booty.


As KIM KARDASHIAN learned when she flirted with Justin last year, there's a price to pay when you mess with Justin. And that price just might be YOUR LIFE.

An army of prepubescent girls has begun launching DEATH THREATS at Selena.

Check out some of the HATE that's been spewed at Selena on Twitter since those pictures hit the web...

@selenagomez I'll kill you I swear on GOD!!!!
@selenagomez If you are the Girlfriend of Justin I will Kill you I HATE YOU :@ !!!
@selenagomez whore cancer i'mm kill myself cuz i saw you and Justin kissing well thankyou Selena thankyou now i'm killing myself
@selenagomez stay away from Justin pedophile, retard wait i'm gonna kill ya in the night underneath your smelly bed

One fan even expressed her anger in the form of a poem...

roses are red, violets are blue, @selenagomez if you'll break @justinbieber's heart I'm gonna kill you :3

OH MY...
Someone took a pic of my girlfriend, Christina Aguilera, and she's rockin' the uh...well, you know. "Fix yourself girl!..."

Snooki's debut book, "A Shore Thing", hit bookshelves TODAY, and some excerpts have already popped up online. You can check out some highlights at this link

And since you're OBVIOUSLY going to want to pick this thing up as soon as possible, here's the link to it on Amazon

I saw this floating around yesterday and never posted it. I'm glad I didn't...
There's been some talk about a so-called "new JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE song" that was recently "leaked" online. It even had an alleged title: "Take You Down".

But once the speculation got going, some people recognized it as a song by some Danish singer. Well, now Justin's people have officially denied that he had anything to do with the track.

His rep said, quote, "[It's] untrue. Justin has no involvement with either the song or the artist but wants to assure his fans that when he releases new music, they will be the first to know."

It seems like everything TAYLOR SWIFT touches turns to gold. But that's not exactly true. It turns out she doesn't have the kind of face that can sell magazines.

In 2010, she graced the cover of "Elle" magazine's WORST-SELLING ISSUE. In addition, her "Glamour" cover was that magazine's second-worst seller of the year...and her cover for "Marie Claire" was that magazine's third-worst.

On the other end of the spectrum, LADY GAGA is great for magazine sales. "Rolling Stone's" best-selling issue of 2010 is the one in which she's on the cover wearing a thong and a bra made of machine guns.

She also graced the cover of the best-selling issue of "Cosmo"...and her "Vanity Fair" and "Elle" covers sold well above average.

So what's the deal? Apparently, people are tired of vanilla.

Media expert Richard Rushfield says, "Taylor Swift doesn't create the same kind of narrative that people love to follow, like say, Kim Kardashian. The days of being a nice person and just looking pretty on cover are behind us.

"Lady Gaga is consistently provocative, both onstage and off. As far as selling magazines, it's almost better to be hated."

Well, duh!

Rumors of TV's death have been greatly exaggerated. For all the talk of YouTube, Netflix, iPads, Hulu, smartphones, iTunes, and Redbox killing television...Americans are watching more of it than ever.

In 2010, Americans watched the most TV in average of THIRTY-FOUR HOURS per person, per week. Total viewing went up 1%.

And yes, people are watching cable, and cable networks are making more original programs . . . but the broadcast networks STILL dominate.

The weakest of the four major broadcast networks, NBC, still had more than TWICE as many viewers as the strongest cable network, USA.

This is INCREDIBLE news for every guy out there. Next time you feel bad for making your wife do all the cleaning while you kick back, watch TV, and eat fruit loops out of a salad bowl...DON'T. You're doing her a FAVOR.

According to a survey by Scrubbing Bubbles, 68% of women say they actually ENJOY cleaning the house. And many of them actually say that cleaning helps their EMOTIONAL WELL BEING.
91% of women say they feel a huge sense of accomplishment when they finish cleaning the house. 87% feel relieved, and 81% feel proud.

Why wouldn't you let your girlfriend watch while you check your Facebook page? I mean, it's public: As long as you're 'friends' with her, she can just go look it up on another computer, right?

Unless of course, you've blocked certain parts of your profile. Which is shady enough already. Maybe that's happened here...

22-year-old Maurice Davenport of Indianapolis lives with his girlfriend, 21-year-old Shemicka McVey. They have a two-year-old together. And on Sunday, Shemika STABBED him...because he wouldn't let her look at his Facebook page.

Maurice was on Facebook and Shemicka came over and tried to check out the page over his shoulder. He kept trying to hide the screen to keep her from looking at it, and they started fighting.

Shemicka went to the kitchen, grabbed a knife, and threatened to STAB Maurice unless he let her see the page. He still refused. So she STABBED HIM in the arm!!! Maurice was hospitalized, but he'll be okay. Shemicka was arrested.

It's not clear if they're still together...but they're still Facebook friends. Both of their pages are still up and active!

Best of all? HIS page isn't enjoy reading the WITTY statuses on his wall, LOL!!!

Monday, January 3, 2011


...with special thanks to LINKIN PARK for allowing me to borry their lyrics for today's title. OK, so I didn't actually ask them. Hopefully they won't mind.

It's NOT the first day of 20-11, but it IS the first "Random" of 20-11...I know you missed it!!
Btw, we're still hangin' 3-7pm all week this week. I'm pretty sure they should just permanently put me in that spot? I wouldn't hate it **hint hint**

We'll probably talk about this at some point this week. Words or phrases that you are SICK and tired of hearing!

My family vacationed in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan every summer...still do!
Lake Superior State University is about 45 minutes from our cabin...and every year for the last 34, they put out a list of the words that need to BANISHED from usage. Hey, it's their one claim to fame. Trust me, it's a SLOW pace up there in the north woods!

According to them, it's made up of words that are so overused, misused, and irritating that they need to be kicked out of the English language.

The number one word this year? VIRAL. Not referring to actual viruses, but referring to anything on the Internet that gets even remotely popular. Something "goes viral"

There are plenty of other words spawned from the Internet on the list. "Epic fail", which is a popular Internet phrase for someone messing up something in a huge way, also made the list. So did the words "epic" and "fail" by themselves.

Using "Facebook" and "Google" as verbs also made the list.

Some of the other banished words for the year are "wow factor"..."a-ha moment"..."BFF"..."man up"..."the American people"..."I'm just sayin'"...and "live life to the fullest."

Two SARAH PALIN phrases also made the list: "Refudiate," her made-up mix of "refute" and "repudiate," and the phrase "mama grizzlies" to describe right-wing females.

Back when the list started in 1976, it included words and phrases like "at this point in time"..."meaningful"..."scenario"...and "macho."

I told you FIRST on the air and on my FB page last week that Rihanna was NEWLY single. Here's someone...with not QUITE the same level of fame.

Joe Francis, he's the guy that's the big cheese at "Girls Gone Wild"...managed to make it SEVEN WEEKS as a married man. He and his wife, Christina McLarty, have already split up.

They got married in early November...and sources say she moved out shortly after Thanksgiving. Woo!!

Hug it out, bitches, hug it out! It may not be over for MILEY CYRUS' parents after all. The not-always-reliable "Star" tabloid says they had lunch together last Wednesday at P.F. Chang's in Nashville.

BILLY RAY and TISH CYRUS filed for divorce from each other in October, amid rumors that Tish was having an affair with BRET MICHAELS.

But a source says they're trying to make it work..."Just after the split, they were screaming mad at each other. But now they've mellowed and are reaching an understanding.

"Miley has really been pushing them to reconsider and give their marriage another shot."

Can't speak for Tish, but you KNOW Big-Daddy-Billy-Ray does WHATEVER Miley says!

Did you know Macaulay Culkin was dating Mila Kunis? Yes, MILA KUNIS...the SMOKING HOT brunette, Jackie, on That 70's Show...and the front-desk girl in Forgetting Sarah Marshall. SOOOO fine! Yeah, he was dating HER. But....he's not any longer!

BREAKING news as of 10am, thanks to PopEater!

Do you remember who LAURYN HILL is? Perhaps the name is ringing a bell a bit. She was the front woman for the FUGEES back in the day, and had a (A. ie: ONE) hit song "Doo Wop )That Thang)"...ya know, "girrrrrls, you know you betta...WATCH OUT!" Ignore my singing please.

Anyway, LAURYN HILL was late to the first gig of her new tour...VERY LATE...and yet she scolded the FANS for being upset with her when she did go on.

I'm still trying to wrap my head around her HAVING a gig to play!

Lauryn's concert last Wednesday night in New York City was supposed to begin at 8:00 P.M....but she didn't show up until after MIDNIGHT.

When she did arrive, she saw two fans in the front row holding up handwritten signs saying: "You Just Lost One" and "This Is Insulting."

Lauryn told the fans, "Don't do that. That's disrespectful." She also gestured toward the exits...suggesting that they leave.

Um. Showing up late ISN'T insulting?! I mean, I know, 90% of concerts start late...but by 30 mins, NOT 4 HOURS!

She later told the crowd, "I spent my entire 20s sacrificing my life to give you love. So when I hear people complain, I don't know what to tell you.

"I personally know I'm worth the wait."

Lauryn, you haven't had a hit in 14 years. You may not have even been worth the price of a ticket, let alone a wait! STFU

JAY-Z has collaborated with COLDPLAY singer CHRIS MARTIN over the years, but it sounds like their relationship transcends work. They're tighter than that.

Jay-Z tells BBC News, "[Chris is] a brother from another mother. I see him more than my own brother. Actually, I do.

"[He's] one of the geniuses of our generation. Any time you can collaborate with that sort of genius, you jump at the chance, I don't care who you are."

LADY GAGA'S next album, "Born This Way", will hit stores on May 23rd. The first single, which is the title track, will premiere on February 13th. The announcement was made on Lady Gaga's Twitter feed...just after midnight on New Year's.

For what it's worth, February 13th is a SUNDAY...the day of the there's a good chance that she plans on debuting the song during the ceremony. This year's performers haven't been announced yet, but Lady Gaga will probably be one of them. She's nominated in six categories.

But that's not all. The release dates came with a picture of Lady Gaga wearing a "Born This Way" jacket.. and NOT wearing any pants...or underpants. Panties, if you will. I like the word underpants. It's taken from behind, so the shot prominently shows her naked rear!

If Lady Gaga's naked butt is something you'd actually like to see today, and trust me, you know you do, hit up this link

I came across this story this morning, as did DeLuca. I guess if I'm looking for interesting things in the same place as the #1-rated morning show, I must be looking in the RIGHT place!

Doing it in the backseat of a car is an important rite of passage in every American's life.

So it's kind of surprising that this number is so low. I bet there are PLENTY of liars about it. According to a new survey, 54% of people say they've gotten-it-on in a car. And only 22% enjoyed it.

Men were more likely to enjoy car relations than women, 28% to 18%.

Believe it or not, people over 55 were most likely to have gotten-it-on in a car. 75% of the 55-plus crowd have done it. (I guess if you have to keep it interesting...)

And they were the most likely to have enjoyed it, at 39%.

People also voted on the best cars for having relations, and the list is...well, interesting.

The Mercedes-Benz E-Class was voted the best...I'm guessing because it's a well-made luxury car with a large, if you pick a chick up in a Benz, she better put out, RIGHT?! I mean, let's just be honest!!

Here's the full top 10...
#1.) Mercedes-Benz E-Class
#2.) Volkswagen Beetle (?! oook)
#3.) Ferrari 458 Italia (DUH!)
#4.) Mini Cooper
#5.) Volvo V70 station wagon (nothing says SEXY like a VOLVO! /sarcasm)
#6.) Volkswagen Golf GTI
#7.) Alfa Romeo Spider
#8.) Rolls-Royce Ghost
#9.) Aston Martin Vanquish
#10.) Land Rover Discovery're not gonna get any in your Chevy Cobalt!

No, not ACTUAL statuses. Probably figures would be a better headline.

According to the final data from 2010, during the year, 43.9 million Facebook users changed their relationship status to "single."

Only 28.5 million switched their status to "in a relationship."

Six million switched to "engaged"...36.8 million switched to "married"...and three million went with the infamous "it's complicated" option. Ever done that? One of my ex's and I did once...and I dropped it after a few days. No offense to her, but's NOT complicated. It's one of two things. A) you're just banging. Or B) it's over but you don't have enough balls to move it to single. Or a combo of A and B!

Here are some more numbers from Facebook in 2010...

More than 2.7 million photographs were uploaded, more than one million links were shared, and more than 7.6 million pages were liked...EVERY 20 MINUTES.

There are also about 1.5 million event invitations (1.4 of which were ignored), 1.3 million photos tagged, and 4.6 million messages sent every 20 minutes.

Lady Gaga was the most "liked" celebrity on Facebook. She got 24.7 million likes. Eminem got 23.7 million, and President Obama got 17.2 million.

According to a study by The Daily Beast, Milwaukee is the drunkest city in the U.S. Well this makes sense. The city that's the home of Miller beer, and whose baseball team is called the BREWERS, is the drunkest city in the country. Who would've thought?
The ranks are based on average alcohol consumption per person, binge drinking stats, and deaths from alcohol-related liver disease.

The average Milwaukee resident puts down 12.76 drinks per month and 21.8% of the locals are binge drinkers. Binge drinking is defined as having four to five drinks in a single night. Here's the rest of the top 10:

#2.) Fargo, North Dakota (beer warms the soul in cold-ass ND?)
#3.) San Francisco
#4.) Austin, Texas
#5.) Reno, Nevada
#6.) Burlington, Vermont
#7.) Omaha, Nebraska
#8.) Boston
#9.) Anchorage, Alaska
#10.) San Diego

Cleveland? #22. Highest Ohio-ranked city is TOLEDO at #15.

Good enough for today? I think it's plenty to keep you occupied today! It's not like you wanna be doing actual WORK...