Thursday, May 26, 2011


...the big weekend! But first, we'll hang from 3-7pm on Q92 today. Oh, btw, thanks to everyone who commented, both on here (FB) and in person to me on Monday. Had a blast filling in on The DeLuca Show, hope they have me back!

You have big plans this weekend? I'm going to check out SEETHER tomorrow night, stoked for that! I'll be here Saturday and Sunday and then off on Monday, all day! Anyone having a BBQ? You could invite me over if you wanted :)

Here's some shtuff...

KATY PERRY tried to bring husband RUSSELL BRAND with her when her tour hit Japan the other day...but they wouldn't let him into the country because he has a CRIMINAL RECORD.

She Tweeted, "My husband just got deported from Japan. I am so. sad. I brought him all this way to show him my favorite place. #tokyodreamcrushed."

Then she added, "It was for priors from over 10 years ago!"

Russell was arrested numerous times back in the day...for such offenses as drug possession and public indecency. He's sober now. You'd never know it.

Russell actually took a photo of himself while in custody, before they sent him home...and he posted it on Twitter along with the caption, "Planning escape from Japanese custody. It's bloody hard to dig a tunnel with a chopstick."

She used to pick fights with Britney and PINK has beef with SELENA GOMEZ for painting horses pink for her "I Love You Like a Love Song" music video.

Pink initially noticed the painted horses without knowing whose video it was. She Tweeted, "If there are any animal activists around Malibu...there are horses being painted for a stupid music video. Shame."

"Artists should be more aware and responsible for their actions."

And when Pink found out that it was Selena that she'd picked a bone with, she did NOT back down...even though she expected some backlash.

She Tweeted, "Oh lord, THAT'S whose video it was? Disney fans we go. Whether u r a fan of mine or whomEVER'S, I won't stop speaking out about animal cruelty. I've taken responsibility in the past, so should she."

Selena hasn't commented, but her rep says the horses were painted humanely...quote, "No animals were harmed and all proper precautions were taken. A non-toxic, vegetable based powder paint was applied via an airbrush and removed with water.

"An official from the Humane Society was on set supervising."

Here's one of those studies that seems to defy gender stereotypes...

According to a British company called Npower, MEN spend more money on impulse buys than women: Men spend approximately $41 on impulse buys versus $31 for women.

The main reason is that women spend more time bargain hunting, going to sales, and researching before they buy something. Men are more likely to grab something off the shelf or buy something online.

Men are also more likely to go out impulsively to eat or drink...women plan their meals and nights out more carefully.

The study found that the average person spends $114,293 in their lifetime on impulse buys. They didn't break the number down by gender.

The top 10 most common impulse buys are: Food, clothing, magazines, wine, books, DVDs, shoes, trips, beer, and toiletries.

The next 10 most common are: Home furnishings, music, clothes for the kids, jewelry, accessories, gadgets, garden accessories, flowers, toys, and day trips.

LADY GAGA was asked about this...the first album she bought was GREEN DAY'S "Dookie", which came out in 1994.

"[I bought it] with my own money. But my parents got me Stevie Wonder, 'Signed, Sealed [and] Delivered', and the Beatles when I was younger...'A Hard Day's Night'.

"Yeah, they were two CDs and they were given to me with [a] little boom box for Christmas when I was young."

Lady Gaga says it was those selections that made her turn out the way she did.

She says, "Just good choices, Mom and Dad. They could have chose anything, but Stevie Wonder and the Beatles? I mean, it's totally their fault.

I thought she was BORN This Way though, right? Anyway...

"Don't spoon feed me the Beatles and Stevie Wonder and Bruce Springsteen and Pink Floyd and Led Zeppelin and Elton John and expect for me not to turn out this way. Nobody made you do that."

Things have changed a lot since you were in high school, man. According to a new survey, 57% of Americans...almost three out of five...say that being called a "geek" isn't an insult any more: It's a COMPLIMENT.

What about dork? I get dork A LOT, but usually accompanied by laughter and sometimes told its a good thing. Hmmm.

And for adults, 41% would rather be called a geek than a jock. 22% would rather be called a jock than a geek. But only 17% of Americans actually identify THEMSELVES as a geek.

Young people are the most likely to have a positive view of the word geek. 66% of people 18-to-34 say that geek is a compliment...while only 39% of people over 65 agree.

The Bieb and Selena Gomez. She's totally checking out his ass.

This is less a survey about safe driving and more an insight into the IDIOTS we see on the road each day.

Harris just finished a survey of more than 1,500 Americans. They asked "Are you an unsafe driver?" And the number of people who said yes is...ZERO.

In other words: Not a single person out there believes they're the problem.

83% of the people surveyed claimed to drive safely. The average person said 90% of OTHER drivers are unsafe. Amazing.

And the egotistical sense of entitlement doesn't stop there. 20% of drivers said that they can eat, drink, talk, reach into the backseat, whatever...because they're good enough drivers to do that without compromising safety.


According to a new study by TomTom GPS, traffic jams stress out men up to SEVEN TIMES more than they stress out women. I's so bad, traffic jams might actually stress out men more than women do.

In the study, women's stress levels jumped up to 8.7% in heavy traffic. Men's stress levels jumped up to 60% in the exact same traffic. 67% of women felt no stress, versus 50% of men.

A psychologist who ran the study says it makes biological sense. Men have an instinct to either confront a problem or walk away...women have an instinct to find a way to relax while they cope with the problem.

This might also be proof that women like a guy who has something that needs 'fixed' or at least, that they can appear to fix.According to a study out of the University of British Columbia in Canada, women are significantly more sexually attracted to a man who is MOODY, MISERABLE, or BROODING than a man who's smiling and happy.

The study also found women are significantly more sexually attracted to a man who looks cocky, proud, or powerful than a man who's smiling and happy.

The study only tested initial gut reactions and sexual attraction...not whether a woman thought the man would be a good boyfriend or husband.

The study found that men are completely the opposite of women. Men found themselves MOST attracted to smiling, happy women and least attracted to ones who looked cocky or miserable.

Men were also more generous with their rankings...they ranked women attractive more often than women ranked men attractive.

Supposedly the first thing single people look for in another person is a sense of humor. So apparently hot girls and rich guys are much funnier than the rest of us.

Anyway, eHarmony ran a major survey to figure out what styles of humor are most attractive to the opposite sex. And it's pretty simple: Men are better off with dry, sarcastic senses of humor...and women are better off making fart jokes.

The study found that men are 7% more attractive when they're sarcastic...16% more attractive when they're dry...and 6% more attractive when they're ironic.

For women, JUVENILE humor added 7% attractiveness...sarcasm added 14%...geekiness added 5%...and being dirty and raw added 4%.

Now, as for what kinds of jokes make people UNATTRACTIVE...

For men, dark humor makes you 14% less attractive...being dirty and raw knocks you down 9%...and practical jokes also knock you down 9%.

For women, POLITICAL humor makes you 12% less attractive...practical jokes make you 9% less...and being ironic knocks you down 4%.

USHER forgets to zip fly before going on stage. He's only human. But this is what happens when he does.
If there's anyone who just CAN'T GET ENOUGH of WILL.I.AM...anyone at all...this should be very exciting news: Will.I.Am has another solo album in the works.

That's according to FERGIE...she says, "I believe Will is coming out with a solo album. I've heard it. It's called 'Black Einstein' and it's amazing. I've been waiting for him to come out with this for so long because I want it. He won't give it to me. I want it for the gym.

"He's so amazing...just such a genius lyricist...and I’m really excited for his project."

Remember VH1's '90s sensation "Pop-Up Video"?
Of course you do. It was the music video show where bubbles would pop up with various trivia "nuggets" and sarcastic remarks. It was all over VH1 from 1996 through 2002.

Well, it's coming back!!!

The show's co-creator...who seems unnecessarily bitter...explains, "I have sat on the sidelines for the last decade and watched as everyone and their brother has ripped off 'Pop Up' in some way or another...

"With the internet coming out of nowhere and Twitter being hauntingly familiar and all of these devices that are using snarky, pithy text...they're [using social networking] to create their own pop-ups in a way."

VH1 has ordered 60 new episodes, which will start airing sometime this fall.

Only a few differences from the original show have been revealed: This time, they're taking on hip-hop videos, too. (Those videos were "off limits" during the original run, because hip-hop was considered the "domain" of VH1's sister network, MTV.)

And they're planning to include some "user-generated content"...although it's unclear how that's going to work.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011


Happy hump day...hope it includes humping!

And not surprisingly, Charlie's first reaction wasn't entirely positive.

On Friday, he said, "Ashton Kutcher is a sweetheart and a brilliant comedic performer. Oh wait, so am I!! Enjoy the show America, Enjoy seeing 2.0 in the demo every Monday, WB.

"Enjoy planet Chuck, Ashton. There is no air, laughter, loyalty, or love there."

That crack about a "2.0 in the demo" is Charlie's way of saying the show is going to get crappy ratings. "Planet Chuck" is a reference to Charlie's sworn enemy, "Two and a Half Men" creator Chuck Lorre.

But later in the day, Charlie Tweeted, "#Winning Congrats to the cast and crew...CBS & WB..! My best to @aplusk !! The show must go on... You got the right guy! c."

And Ashton replied, "#2.5 @charliesheen Thanks man. Always been a fan, always will be! BTW you were 'born big.'"

Awwww!!! Feel the love!

A little over two years after she got smacked around by him, RIHANNA is now following CHRIS BROWN on Twitter.

On Saturday, a 14-year-old girl who follows Rihanna on Twitter noticed this, and asked Rihanna if she was getting back together with him.

She said, "I never thought you would go back to him! You better not, it's your life but you do have (people) that look up to you. e.g. young girls."

But look what Rihanna tweeted back! Crazy!

Rihanna replied, "Its [effin] twitter, not the alter! Calm down." (Yes, she spelled "alter" wrong. The correct spelling for the thing you stand in front of in church to get married is a-l-t-A-r.)

The fan then apologized...which prompted Rihanna to apologize to HER. She said, "Babygirl I'm sorry, I didn't mean to hurt or offend u! Just needed to make it clear to the Navy...xoxo."

"The Navy" is what Rihanna calls her fans, FYI.

Rihanna then began following the girl on Twitter.

There's no word from Chris Brown on any of this...although it should be noted that he's following Rihanna, too.

MARIAH CAREY'S twins were born listening to...Mariah Carey's music. And not just any music. She made sure they heard something very specific.

NICK CANNON says, "My wife wanted to make sure that when the babies came out, that they came out not only to a Mariah Carey song, but a live performance from Mariah Carey: her Madison Square Garden performance of 'Fantasy'.

"So they came out to a round of applause."

Wow. My kids will come out listening to airchecks of me on the radio.

A British company called Diet Chef asked women when they felt they were too old to wear things like bikinis, miniskirts, tube tops, and knee-high boots. Then averaged the responses to create this guide to when you're too old for different fashions...

Bikini. You're too old at age 47.

Miniskirt. 35.

Tube top. 33.

Stilettos. 51.

Belly button ring. 35.

Knee-high boots. 47.

Leather pants. 34.

Leggings. 45.

UGG boots. 45.

See-through blouse. 40.

One-piece bathing suit. 61.

Long hair. 53.

Ponytail. 51.

5% of women have been told at a store that they were trying on something that wasn't right for their age. And 20% said that regardless of when you think you're too old to wear something...wear it anyway if you know you can pull it off.

Radio, as a profession, makes you fat. For sure. Look at our staff!
It's a scientific fact that American office workers are also getting chubbier.

So we need to place the blame SOMEWHERE, right?

CareerBuilder just ran a survey asking workers what they feel is the biggest reason that they're gaining weight at the office. And here are the results...

36% say it's because they're sitting all day.

24% think it's the stress.

16% believe it's because they're always going out for lunch.

13% say it's because they skip meals with their time constraints.

And 12% say it's all the birthday cake, potlucks, celebrations, and free candy around the office. (It's donuts at Q92)

Overall, 43% of the people surveyed say they've gained weight at their current job...only 18% say they're lighter now than when they started.

Keep in mind, Gweny Gwen has had a few kids. She looks GOOD!!

There's a new sex survey out that proves one thing: About one out of 25 people in the U.S. needs a nap.

In the survey, 3% of people say they have sex literally every single day of the year...and another 1% say they do it multiple times a day, every single day of the year. Overall, that's one-25th of the country getting-it-on at least once a day.

On the other end of things...18% of the people surveyed say they're not currently sexually active, 7% said they have sex once every few months, 3% said they only have sex once or twice a year, and 5% are virgins.

More than 1,000 Americans over 18 participated in the survey.

The most common sexual frequency is once or twice a week...26% of American adults gave that answer.

Second-most common was three to four times a week, at 16%. And once or twice a month came in third place, with 15% of the vote. (It wasn't reported how often the remaining 6% have sex, but it was probably more than four times a week but less than every day.)

According to a new survey by "Playboy", men are more likely than women to take nude pictures and videos. And I'm guessing that means men are more likely to ADMIT they've taken nude pictures and videos than women.

The survey found that 27% of men and 23% of women say they've been photographed or filmed nude. 15% of men and 9% of women admit they've filmed themselves having relations.

16% of both genders admit they've sexted someone nude photos.

Here are some more findings from the survey...

41% of men and 47% of women have suspected the person they're with of cheating.

33% of men and 23% of women say they've messed around on a dating site while they were already in a relationship.

31% of men and 26% of women have reached out to an ex online.

44% of men and 36% of women say they've incorporated watching porno into their relations with their partner.

And 73% of women know the first and last name of everyone they've had sex with...versus 43% of men.

LADY GAGA, who's 25, claims she was never able to enjoy sex...until recently.

She explains, "I was very insecure for a very long time. I didn't know that I would be very comfortable with it and it wasn't until very recently that I actually enjoyed sex.

"I was talking with my sister about how it's not until you really love yourself that you can give love to others."

Of course, there may have been other factors. Last fall, Lady Gaga told "Vanity Fair", "I have this weird thing that if I sleep with someone they're going to take my creativity from me through my vagina. I'm quite celibate now.

She added, "I do [eff], but I'm certainly not promiscuous. I'm perpetually lonely. I'm lonely when I'm in relationships. It's my condition as an artist."

Lady Gaga also recently announced that she was newly SINGLE. So, ya case you're interested.

If you're KHLOE KARDASHIAN and you're trying to get people to stop calling you a man, you probably shouldn't say stuff like this...

In an interview with "Us Weekly", Khloe said, "I'm obsessed with J-LO and everything about her. She looks so freakin' good and I totally would bone her."

TAYLOR SWIFT is the cover story in the June issue of "InStyle" magazine. They leaked a little of the riveting interview where she talks about, what else, love.

Taylor said, "There are no rules when it comes to love. I just try to let love surprise me because you never know who you're going to fall in love with.

"You never know who's going to come into your life...and for me, when I picture the person I want to end up with, I don't think about what their career is, or what they look like. I picture the feeling I get when I'm with them." The issue is out Friday.


Why not, a double dose!


Believe it or not, some people might find you annoying. I know. They're idiots. But still.

A personality psychologist named Robert Hogan put together a 20-question quiz to figure out just how annoying you actually are. It gauges you on the three big areas of annoyingness: Whether you're picky, arrogant, or irritating.

Overall, you get a score between one and five. The quiz only takes about two minutes and it's definitely worth your time. Just Google "You Bug Me. Now Science Explains Why." Check it out on the left side of the page.

I just took mine. It averages a 3.59 on a 1-5 scale for me. My pickiness is a little higher than my irritating factor, and arrogance is at the lower end. In a preliminary study of 72 people, 2.89 was the average. So hey!! I'm an over-achiever in the annoyance department! I'm gonna embrace it. You'll probably find that annoying...and I won't care. Which will annoy you more. See look, I'm winning here, not you :)

Saturday, May 14, 2011


I'm half awake. Half might be a stretch. At least 1/3 awake.

Last summer, the biggest question in the world of televised singing competitions was: Can "American Idol" succeed without both SIMON COWELL and PAULA ABDUL?

This summer, the big question will be: Will a Simon / Paula reunion on "X Factor" take down "Idol"?

Earlier this week...after months of rumors...Fox finally made it official: Paula will re-team with Simon on "X Factor". As previously announced, the other two judges' seats will go to L.A. REID and CHERYL COLE.

Simon and Paula both released statements. Simon said, "This show would never have been the same without Paula, and I can't believe I am saying this...I have missed her a lot, and I am thrilled she's on the show."

Paula said, "I am excited beyond words to be a part of 'X Factor'. I'm also delighted and grateful to be sitting next to Simon again...but you might want to check back with me in a week or two!"

Somewhere RANDY JACKSON is very unamused.

The co-hosts of "X Factor" have been locked in: It's going to be former PUSSYCAT DOLLS singer NICOLE SCHERZINGER, as expected...and some Welsh guy named STEVE JONES, as UN-expected.

A few years back, 34-year-old Adam Lynch of Denver, Colorado was dumped by his girlfriend, a woman named Julia Lundstrom. Part of their fight centered around money...he owed her about $11,000.

And he came up with a strategy to win her back. He went on a two-year run of BANK ROBBERIES...where he successfully robbed 24 banks in Colorado, California, Wyoming, and pay her back.

He finally got her to meet with him and paid her the money. He said he got it from some stock dividends, but that didn't ring true with her. She started checking up on him and finally got him to admit he'd gotten the money from bank robberies.

Instead of winning her back with the money and the honesty...she called the cops. He's facing up to 20 years in prison

I think it's now OFFICIALLY a MYTH to say that you should go to college so you can get a good job. Yeah, college might lead to a job down the road...but right now, college seems like just a direct path back to your childhood bedroom.

A consulting firm called Twentysomething Inc. just finished a poll that found that 85% of recent college graduates...or 17 out of 20...move back in with their parents after school, at least for a little while.

In today's job climate...where people with years and even decades of experience are desperate for any jobs, even entry-level ones...less than half of college graduates have a job when they finish school.

According to Facebook's policies, no one under age 13 is allowed on the site. under age 13 seems to be on the site.

A study by "Consumer Reports" has found that there are more than FIVE MILLION kids under age 10 who have Facebook pages. They've all just signed up with fake birthdays...which is Facebook's only method of verifying your age.

As for whether their parents know they're on the site and are actively monitoring doesn't look like it. Only 18% of the kids under 10 on Facebook are friends with their parents.

TAYLOR SWIFT totally gets that you give up your private life when you become a celebrity. She drove that point home yesterday during her appearance on "Ellen".

She said, "I think it's just obnoxious if I complain about anything. I hear other people talk about, 'Oh, the intrusions on my privacy.' It's like there are a million other jobs you could have had.

"For me, I've just come to the acceptance of the fact that this is my life. For me it's just, live your life and if people take laugh about it in the car afterwards."

NICKI MINAJ just toured with LIL WAYNE, and she's about to hit the road with BRITNEY SPEARS, who's obviously a completely different artist. But while Nicki does plan on "expanding" her show a little, she isn't changing her approach.

She says, "People think Nicki's going to completely change...I think that's the biggest misconception. I think people don't understand that I remain myself, whether I'm on a hip-hop tour or a pop tour.

"The Wayne tour to me was a pop tour. Most people probably think that they're only gonna see black faces in the audience for him, but we see everyone in that audience. 80% of the crowd is everything but black. To me, hip-hop is pop. They've merged. Everyone listens to rap. I think it's all the same thing."

We just LOVE coddling our kids today. God forbid we actually tell them we expect them to make something of themselves.

According to a recent study, only about one out of four high school yearbooks still features the classic "Most Likely To Succeed".

Twenty years ago, more than three in four yearbooks featured it.

And apparently the reason is that we're afraid to give a kid a label that will HAUNT them for the rest of their life: Always pushing them to be a success and making them feel like a failure if they're not an NFL star-turned-doctor-turned-senator.

A survey by the website also found that about one out of three people who were named "Most Likely To Succeed" back in high school say it was a, quote, "curse." Two in five say it was a, quote, "inspiration."

I'll sum up my thoughts: pfffffffft.

30-year-old Blake Atwood of Irving, Texas, is one of the people who said it was a curse. He was voted "Most Likely To Succeed" by his classmates back in 1998, and he works as a copywriter for a law firm now.

"Being noosed with 'most likely to succeed' is like lugging an albatross to every job interview, new relationship, or endeavor."

...IT IS!? Well you don't HAVE to put it on your resume if you don't want to, or tell a girlfriend that if you don't want to...quit being a whiney little bitch!!!

Some people are just way cooler than you and me.

Although I was telling someone the other night that I'm gonna rock some Batman sheets on my bed. Perhaps that would make me cooler?

Thursday, just before 1:00 A.M., the police in Petoskey, Michigan (hey, I've been there! Northern part of the state) got a call that Batman was on the roof of a building. And he was. Sort of.

They spotted a man in a full Batman costume hanging off the ledge of a building. Considering how dangerous this was, it's fitting that he was hanging off Petoskey's Department of Public Safety.

The police pulled Batman back onto the roof and arrested him. Turns out his secret identity was 31-year-old Mark Williams.

And, on Mark's MySpace page, (they don't have facebook in the northwoods yet), he describes himself as a, "geek...into comics and action figures."

In addition to his Batman costume, he had a Batman baton, lead-lined gloves, and a canister of pepper spray. There's no word on what he was doing on the roof, whether it was 'fake-fighting' crime, or what.

But...HERE'S A PIC!!!!!!




The website put together a photo gallery of celebrity prom pictures...and some of them are priceless.

Take WILL FERRELL'S photo, for which he was with a pretty hot chick, but felt the need to act like a CLOWN-ASS by wearing a tiara.

Also captured on their big night are Fergie, Brad Pitt, Kellie Pickler, Verne "Mini-Me" Troyer and Kobe Bryant and Brandy...who went to her prom TOGETHER in 1996

Check it:

HAYDEN PANETTIERE and her much-taller boyfriend, Ukrainian boxer WLADIMIR KLITSCHKO, announced that they've broken up. Hayden says, "Even though we've decided splitting up is best for both of us, we have an amazing amount of love and respect for each other and remain very close friends."

Klitschko adds, "We had a great time together, but it's not that easy to manage a relationship between two continents."

Hi, Hayden? Yeah, I live on this continent. Call me? :)

When you wake up in the morning, what's the first thing you do? If you said, "Lean over, pick up my phone, and check my texts and emails"...congratulations. You officially prioritize communication over relieving yourself with a morning pee.

According to a new survey, 35% of smartphone owners say they check their phones before they get vertical in the morning. They even check their phones before they get up to go to the bathroom.

The survey also found that 20% of people say the last thing they do at night before they go to sleep is check their phone.

Only 34% of people say they use their phones while they commute...and 26% use them at dinner.

In other news, 95% of people lied.


Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

Saturday, May 7, 2011


Bright and early as I begin to type this. 7 AM on Saturday, rain falling down...again.
Why is it a sleazy Saturday? Well, better question. Why is NOT a sleazy Saturday? Yeah! Ask yourself THAT question! Here's some shtuff...

My friend has always told me it's weird, I don't think it is. But I tend to remember specific dates very well. So it's almost painful for me to see something that fulfills such an old, tired stereotype.

According to a new survey, just under HALF of men say they don't know their anniversary date.

And get this, married guys under 25 are the WORST about it! And they are the ones who've been married for the shortest amount of time! 62% can't remember their anniversary date. Men over 55 are the best, only 33% can't remember. Which is still one out of three.

Only 3% of women surveyed said they'd ever forgotten an anniversary, even just once.

The survey also found that about one out of four guys has forgotten to buy flowers for a special occasion, and had to grab them from a gas station.

This one has always amazed me (not in a good way) in five women say they've bought flowers for THEMSELVES because they knew their boyfriend or husband wasn't romantic enough to do it.

Guys? Buy your girl flowers every now and then. Plain and simple.

...and it seems like everyone is headed to the gym to get ready for it! If you want to lose weight, don't waste your time with self-motivation and desire and personal pep talks. That stuff never works anyway. No, a new study found that if you really want to lose weight...just find a rich guy to GAMBLE on your diet. (???)

The study is out of England and it found that THE most effective weight loss plan involved BRIBERY. Basically, if people had good enough financial incentive to lose weight, they'd take it off and keep it off.

In the study, more than HALF of the people earning money for weight loss dropped 5% of their body weight...that's eight pounds for someone who weighs 160. They got an average bribe of $360 to lose that weight.

Last week, a 24-year-old man was walking home in Hoboken, New Jersey when two punks tried to rob him at gunpoint.

They were able to steal his cell phone, but couldn't get his wallet...because his pants were SO TIGHT that they couldn't get it out. The police are still looking for the robbers.

Um yeah, even if they fight crime...I'm NOT cramming myself into a pair of those anytime soon.

According to the National Weather Service, there were 226 tornados recorded in the U.S. from Wednesday morning to Thursday morning...which is a record for a 24-hour period. The previous record was 148 tornados in April of 1974.

CHARLIE SHEEN toured a neighborhood in Tuscaloosa, Alabama earlier this week that had been decimated by tornadoes. And he vowed to organize a benefit for the locals.

He said, "I want to bring some money, hope, faith and healing to the area."

Charlie...who was accompanied by "goddess" Natalie Kenly and former Major League baseball player TODD ZEILE...also spent $324 on flashlights for people who are still without electricity.

Charlie posted a picture of the destruction on Twitter, along with the caption, "I'm in Tuscaloosa. It's beyond words. Info coming soon on how you can all help."

Speaking of Charlie's charitable works...his rep says he managed to raise $20,000 for Bryan Stow...the San Francisco Giants fan who was beaten into a coma at Dodger Stadium.

About $13,000 of that came from a combination of Charlie's merchandise sales and donations from the audience at his live show in San Francisco on Saturday night. Charlie kicked in the rest himself.

According to a new survey, beards are back. So are handlebar mustaches, goatees, Fu Manchus, porno 'staches, mutton chops, chin straps, soul patches, Van Dykes, Zappas, and even ZZ Tops.

In the survey, 62% of American men say they've either got some serious facial hair now, or plan to wear facial hair at some point during this calendar year.

And with almost two out of three men going with facial hair, it's reached the point of being a legit trend. Facial hair may be at its most popular point since the '70s.

EMINEM'S next project is an EP that he's putting out with Detroit rapper ROYCE DA 5'9". Together they call themselves BAD MEETS EVIL...with Eminem as "Evil" and Royce as "Bad." The EP, called "Hell: The Sequel", will drop on June 14th.

Eminem and Royce were working together as Bad Meets Evil around the time that Eminem put out his major label debut, "The Slim Shady LP". The disc includes a track with Royce called "Bad Meets Evil".

But as their own musical entity, the only thing they put out was a single in 1999 called "Nuttin' to Do".

"Maxim" magazine released its annual Hot 100 list this week...and they gave the top spot to ROSIE HUNTINGTON-WHITELEY...the chick who replaced MEGAN FOX in the upcoming "Transformers: Dark of the Moon".

Megan only made it to #17 this year. I'll take heat for saying this, but she's over-rated. There are hotter women for sure! Megan has never topped the Hot 100. In 2009, she made it to #2 behind OLIVIA WILDE. Last year, she dropped to #5. Here's the Top 10...

#1.) Rosie Huntington-Whiteley
#2.) Olivia Munn
#3.) Katy Perry
#4.) Cameron Diaz
#5.) Mila Kunis
#6.) Bar Refaeli
#7.) Anne Hathaway
#8.) Natalie Portman
#9.) Cobie Smulders from "How I Met Your Mother"
#10.) Jennifer Lawrence from "Winter's Bone"

Here are some other highlights from the list...

#15.) Olivia Wilde
#20.) Taylor Swift
#22.) Rihanna
#25.) Britney Spears
#26.) Kate Middleton
#35.) Kim Kardashian
#38.) Lindsay Lohan
#58.) Christina Aguilera
#64.) Miley Cyrus (West Virginia and Tennessee, REPRESENT!)
#75.) Nicki Minaj

One girl from "Jersey Shore" made the cut. It was J-Woww at #78.
Want to see them all? Of course you do!

The '80s R&B group NEW EDITION has announced that they're reuniting to celebrate the 30th anniversary of their breakthrough single, "Candy Girl".

Everyone is coming back...Bobby Brown, Johnny Gill, Ricky Bell, Michael Bivins, Ronnie DeVoe and Ralph Tresvant.

The reunion will launch with a gig at this year's Essence Music Festival in New Orleans on July 3rd. More details on their future are forthcoming.

Ricky Bell says, "This is just the beginning. We're preparing for a world tour and many other exciting things that we'll be announcing soon.

"The next chapter of New Edition is going to be an incredible celebration to thank our fans for all of their support over the last 30 years."
And to generate some INCOME. He didn't say that, but you know that's what it's all about!

New Edition has been on-again, off-again since shutting things down in 1997 after their last radio hit, "I'm Still In Love With You". They released an album called "One Love" in 2004, but Bobby Brown wasn't a part of that.

Bobby did re-join the group in 2005...but aside from some shows, nothing long-term ever materialized. Over the past few years, members of New Edition have worked together, here and there, on various side projects.

As far as stupid baby names go, it's dangerous territory when you start raggin' on people's precious little miracles. So let's do it.

Laura Wattenberg is the author of a baby name book called "The Baby Name Wizard", and instead of running the usual studies to find out which baby names are most popular, she went the other direction and found out which names are DISLIKED.

For boys, names with an "aiden" sound dominated the list. The top four most disliked are Jayden, Brayden, Aiden, and Kaden...and Hayden came in sixth.

The rest of the top 10 are Hunter coming in fifth, then Bentley seventh, then Tristan, Michael, and Jackson.

For girls, the most disliked name was Nevaeh. That's "heaven" backwards. I've never even heard of such a ridiculous name, but OK.
The rest of the list includes Madison, Mackenzie (HEY!!!), McKenna, Addison, Gertrude, Kaitlyn, Makayla, Bertha, and Hope.

Wattenberg's study also found some trends about disliked names. Usually the names that came out of nowhere to become popular experience a backlash. So do masculine names that suddenly become feminine, and weird spellings.

Some people go the other direction and just hate traditional names, which is how a name like Michael made the top 10.

According to the most recent Social Security Administration data, in 2009, the most popular boys' baby names were Jacob, Ethan, and Michael...and for girls it was Isabella, Emma, and Olivia.

America's riding a strong wave of patriotism right now, and apparently that applies to getting hammered too: When the vast majority of the country drinks beer, they drink AMERICAN.

A new national survey by Rasmussen Reports found that 69% of Americans choose a domestic beer over an import when they drink. 22% go for the import.

The rest either don't drink beer or don't have any preference.

But it's more divided when it comes to drinking a regular beer or a light one. Light actually gets more votes, 49% to 46%.

BUDWEISER was the most popular beer in the survey...25% of people said that they'd choose a Bud or Bud Light.

Miller came in second, at 19%. Sam Adams was third at 7%.

Coors, Heineken, Corona, Pabst Blue Ribbon, (WOOO!!! PBR!!! TALLBOYS!!! ahem...) and Guinness all followed, getting between 3% and 6% of the vote.

The survey also found that women are more likely to go for a Bud while men are more likely to go for Miller.

According to a new study, having a good, satisfying relationship is EASY. All you've got to do is pay the bills on time and pay attention to how much your partner WEIGHS. I'm calling BS right now! Ehhh, read on...

Dr. Robert Epstein is a psychologist from Harvard, and he just finished up a study that found there are really only TWO keys to a good relationship: Knowledge and life skills.

Knowledge includes things like your partner's likes and dislikes, their hopes and dreams, and yes, their weight and clothing sizes.

Life skills include things like paying the bills on time and managing stress. (And, I'm assuming, bringing the heat in the bedroom. That never hurts.)

If you both focus on knowledge and life skills, you'll be SHOCKED at how much better your relationship will get and how satisfied you'll both be.

Epstein says the one you have to stay the most updated on is your partner's hopes and dreams. Those change and shift a lot, but if you know what they are, you can be more supportive...and understand your partner's behavior better.

I've done stories before about how men say "I love you" first. But those were generally magazine surveys and this one's an actual scientific study, for whatever that's worth.

This study proves what we've always known about men. Deep down, all men have a romantic side...and the easiest way to crack through to that romantic side is to directly tie it to SEX.

In a new study in the "Journal of Personality and Social Psychology", two out of three couples reported that the man dropped the "I love you" bomb first.

When a man says "I love you" in a relationship, he does it six weeks earlier than in a relationship where the woman says it first.

BUT...his intentions might not exactly be pure.

Men were FAR more likely to say "I love you" first in relationships where there hadn't been any sex yet. In other words...yeah, he loves you, but he also subconsciously suspects that saying "I love you" will finally get him some action.

...and I'd usually crack a joke about the city it took place in, but I won't. The residents of that city are no doubt just as disgusted over this story.

On April 9th, a 17-year-old, whose name wasn't released, was near PNC Park in Pittsburgh after a Pittsburgh Pirates game.

He spotted a PNC Park usher having a HEART ATTACK in his car. The usher was 58-year-old Michael Schacht.

And the 17-year-old responded by...are you ready?...pulling Michael out of the car, going through his pockets, ROBBING HIM, stealing his car, and LEAVING HIM TO DIE!!!

And Michael *did die* because no one else saw him, no one else called 911, no one else tried to get him to a hospital.

The idiot, POS kid left his iPod behind when he abandoned the car the next day, and police used it to track him down.

He's been arrested with car theft and robbery as a juvenile. There are no charges for allowing another human being to die while you rob them. But there should be. Personally, I think he needs to be eletricuted and hopefully forced into a heart attack of his own.

British pop minx ADELE has a dirty little secret. RIHANNA? Adele would TOTALLY DO HER. (!!!) She says, "If Rihanna wanted me, I'd do it with her. She's hot."

Adele is straight...but something happened when she saw Rihanna on Britain's "X Factor" last year. She explains, "She had pinstripe flares on. She whipped them off and there were her stunning thighs.

"I said to all my girlfriends: 'Are you feeling a bit gay right now?'"


According to a new report, liquid body wash has finally passed bar soap as the most popular soap product in the country.

Body wash accounts for about 40% of the soap and shower market in the U.S.

Between 2009 and 2014, liquid body wash sales are projected to go up 35%.