Today is Thursday November 14, 2013
HIGHLIGHTS: According to a recent survey, the top ten habits people WISH they could break include smoking, swearing, picking your nose, biting your fingernails, drinking too much coffee, watching reality TV, and shopping to relieve stress.
HIGHLIGHTS: What's something people constantly brag about that doesn't impress you? A few of the best ones we've heard are: How little they paid attention or "tried" in school . . . how many black or gay friends they have . . . how fast and irresponsibly they drive . . . and how they "don't get computers."
HIGHLIGHTS: According to a new survey, the average woman spends about $44,300 on her hair over the course of their life. That's an average of about $703 a year, for trips to the salon, coloring, shampoo and conditioner, styling products, and accessories. And 83% of women say the cost is TOTALLY WORTH IT.
Modern Family's" Viewers Are the Richest . . . While "Bob's Burgers'" Viewers Are the Poorest
HIGHLIGHTS: TheWrap.com has put out a report on which shows have the RICHEST audience, and which shows have the POOREST. "Modern Family" viewers make the MOST money, with an average salary of $81,100 a year. "Bob's Burgers" was on the other end, with viewers earning $48,800 a year.
HIGHLIGHTS: KEITH URBAN'S life changed whenhe found NICOLE KIDMAN. He tells "People Country", quote, "I really feel like I was just sort of lost until I found Nic. I would say she's been life-changing for me." He's also very proud of his sobriety. He says, quote, "I've been sober for seven years. It's one of the greatest blessings in my life because of how destructive I was."
HIGHLIGHTS: TOBY KEITH put out his first album 20 years ago, and he might thank his fans for their support by releasing FREE music. He says, quote, "If I can get a live DVD and concert album going I might flip that out there and just post it and say, 'If you want it, there it is.' They deserve something for 20 years."
Have a great day!
Today is Wednesday November 13, 2013
HAPPY HUMP DAY!!!!!!!!
HIGHLIGHTS: What's one thing you could afford but REFUSE to pay for on principle? A few of the most popular ones are hotel WiFi . . . ATM fees . . . and drinks for girls who appear right next to you when you're standing at the bar, then disappear right after you hand them a drink.
HIGHLIGHTS: A neuroscientist in England says he's created an ALCOHOL SUBSTITUTE that makes you feel drunk . . . without any hangover. Unfortunately, it won't be available anytime soon . . . he needs funding to finish experimenting with it and get it on the market.
HIGHLIGHTS: Can you name the most commonly spoken language in the world? 70% of Americans believe it's English and 14% believe it's Spanish . . . but it's actually MANDARIN CHINESE. There are about 955 million Mandarin speakers in the world, which is actually more than Spanish and English combined.
TIM MCGRAW'S a pretty good actor and a really good singer, so why doesn't he star in a movie where he can do both? Well, it's mostly because he isn't drawn to projects where people break into song.
He says, quote, "I wouldn't say no to anything offhand, but when it comes to movies, I sort of like the darker side. I like heavy movies. So I don't know that you could find one that fits that criteria."
HIGHLIGHTS: KELLIE PICKLER was driven to come up with a song that describes who she really is . . . so she wrote the title track to her new album "The Woman I Am". She said, quote, "It was neat to do a lot of self-reflecting and trying to see yourself as an outsider."
Have a great day and stay warm!
Today is Tuesday November 12, 2013
As holidays go, Thanksgiving is pretty underrepresented by Hollywood. But if you're looking for a good holiday movie to watch this November, Buzzfeed.com has a list of 10 Movies You Forgot Are About Thanksgiving. Here they are:
1. "Planes, Trains and Automobiles", 1987
2. "Home for the Holidays", a 1995 movie with Robert Downey Jr.
3. "Dutch", Ed O'Neill's 1991 road trip movie
4. "Scent of a Woman", 1992
5. "The Ice Storm", a 1997 drama that stars Kevin Kline and Sigourney Weaver
6. "Hannah and Her Sisters", 1986
7. "Grumpy Old Men", 1993
8. "Pieces of April", a 2003 Katie Holmes movie
9. "The House of Yes", a 1997 murder comedy starring Parker Posey
10. "Son In Law", a 1993 comedy starring Pauly Shore
HIGHLIGHTS: This is how insane our addiction to our smartphones has made us: In a new survey, 45% of people said they've either cheated . . . or were considering it . . . because their partner pays more attention to their PHONE than to them.
HIGHLIGHTS: Well this is weird: The Post Office is about to EXPAND delivery . . . on Sundays . . . but ONLY for Amazon. They reached a deal with Amazon which should work out well for both of them . . . Amazon will now have seven-day delivery, and the Post Office will get a larger chunk of their shipping. The service is starting this week in New York and L.A.
HIGHLIGHTS: TOBY KEITH says the most difficult part of his USO trips is making casual conversation with our wounded heroes. He explains, quote, "You can't walk into a tent where a guy's laying with his leg blown off and go, 'Hey man, how you doing?' Normal conversation doesn't work, 'cause guess what? He ain't doing very good."
RODNEY ATKINS married singer-songwriter Rose Falcon on Sunday on Captiva Island, Florida. His son Elijah was the best man. This is Rodney's second marriage and Rose's first.
Interesting side note: They were married by Charles Hutchins who ran the Holston United Methodist Home for Children in Greeneville, Tennessee. That's where Rodney was adopted from as a baby. You can find out more at RodneyAtkins.com.