Today is Wednesday July 24, 2013
HIGHLIGHTS: According to a random new study out of the University of Minnesota, singing "Happy Birthday" before you eat cake actually makes it TASTE BETTER. The psychological principle here is that if you pause to THINK about what you're eating before you eat it, you'll enjoy it more. The researchers also found that the longer people wait to eat, the more they like the food.
HIGHLIGHTS: We're really quite boring when it comes to ice cream. In a new survey, Americans picked VANILLA as their favorite ice cream flavor . . . and CHOCOLATE came in second. The rest of the top flavors are butter pecan, coffee, Neapolitan, and rocky road. Hot fudge was voted the most popular topping.
HIGHLIGHTS: ANTHONY WEINER has done it again. A website just posted new screenshots of online sex chats he had with random women a year AFTER he resigned from Congress for OTHER inappropriate sex chats. Now Weiner's running for mayor of New York, so he held a press conference to apologize . . . but he's staying in the race.
HIGHLIGHTS: JENNIFER NETTLES has explained why she decided to record a solo album apart from SUGARLAND. And it sounds like she was bored with the same old sound. Quote, "I didn't want to stagnate and turn into a caricature of an artist. I wanted to put something out that was fresh, and to me, exciting."
HIGHLIGHTS: EASTON CORBIN once got nailed for going 80-plus in a construction zone . . . and the fine was huge. He explains, quote, "I had to hire an attorney to come pay my ticket. It ended up costing me a thousand bucks. I was like, 'I will never speed again in my life.'"
RONNIE DUNN is not exactly hurting in the wallet since the breakup of BROOKS AND DUNN. He just dropped $2 million for a 5,751 square foot house in Nashville.
It's a hefty chunk of change but the house is sweet. It has five bedrooms, 4 1/2 baths, huge windows, fancy chandeliers and a gated driveway.
And then there's the barn, stable, guest cottage . . . gardens and a greenhouse. (You can check out photos here.)
Have a great day!