KFLAG COUNRY MUSIC UPDATE
's ninth studio album, Set You Free
tops both the country and pop album charts this. Fans scooped up more
than 106,000 albums its debut week. This marks Gary's first Number One Billboard
Top 200 debut and third chart-topping debut on the Billboard
Country Albums Chart.
Simultaneously, the first single from Set You Free
, "Every Storm (Runs Out Of Rain)," reached Number One on the Billboard
Country Airplay Chart and Mediabase/Country Aircheck
charts this week.
Gary titled the album Set You Free
because he says it best sums up where he is today. He tells us: "To
me that's like encompassing of kind of where I'm at right now. The feel
of the album, if you look at the titles, it's actually a break up from
beginning to end. It kicks off with 'Tough Goodbye' and it ends with
'Good as New,' kind of all the phases that you go through to heal . . .
(with) Set You Free, I just felt like that was the essence of
everything that I was doing. Even when we did the pictures, it kind of
seemed to have that feel and it seemed like a no-brainer."
Set You Free
is Gary's first studio album in three years.
- "Every Storm (Runs Out of Rain)" is Gary's fifth Number One hit.
is going to make one of Army vet Brendan Marrocco
wishes come true. The wounded warrior recently became the first person
to undergo a double-arm transplant, and he said he wanted his first
handshake to be with Blake.
Brendan shared his story with a
Kentucky TV station, including that handshake tidbit, and it made its
way back to Blake via a tweet from one of Brendan's friends who linked
to the story. Blake responded tweeting back, "Wow.. Speechless. I will
make this happen!!"
Blake then posted a message directly to the
soldier writing, "Hey Brendan @BMarr86.... I can't WAIT to shake the
hand of an American Hero/Stud... You my brother."
Brendan responded, "Holy mother of God!! I can't wait. I'm a huge fan and really looking forward to it. Thank you."
double-arm transplant comes four years after he became the first
serviceman to survive a quadruple amputation when his armored vehicle
was bombed in Iraq.
will release the fifth in his Spring Break-themed series of albums on March 5th. The new edition, called Spring Break . . . Here To Party
, will contians two original songs and several others pulled from Luke's previous EPs.
Luke tells us the Spring Break
projects are created for a very specific demographic: ["We
kind of write 'em with college kids and Spring Break and that whole
party theme in mind. I think it's fun to put out songs that, you know,
just to get some new music out there for fans and more opportunities for
them to have different types of music from me."
Luke will take a short break from his headlining Dirt Road Diaries
tour to promote the new album with two concerts at Spinnaker's Beach
Club in Panama City. The shows are set for March 12th and 13th.
Last year, over 40,000 fans flocked to the beach each day to see Luke perform.
Spring breaking fans can also enjoy a Dirt Road Diaries
tour show on March 14 at the Amphitheatre at the Wharf in Orange Beach, Alabama.
Here's the track list for Spring Break . . . Here To Party
1. Suntan City
2. Just A Sip
4. If You Ain't Here To Party
5. Little Bit Later On
6. In Love With The Girl
7. Shore Thing
8. Sorority Girl
9. Shake The Sand
10. Love In A College Town
11. Wild Weekend
12. Cold Beer Drinker
13. Spring Break-Up
14. Take My Drunk A** Home
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is heading out on the road with Little Big Town
on the band's Tornado
tour, which kicks off tonight (Thursday, January 31st) in Murray,
Kentucky. The Texas native tells us that while it'll take some getting
used to, she's ready for her first major tour. "It's been really
fun, and it's all come together so fast, unbelievably fast, because this
is pretty new to me. I mean, I've definitely been an artist for a long
time and playing out and stuff, but touring on a national scale is
something that is new to me, especially with a set band that's yours. I
mean, I come from the school of playing acoustic, which I really love.
So, this is a different kind of format, and it's really cool. We're
going to have some cool aesthetic aspects to the shows too, playing off
the Same Trailer, Different Park album title. I just love kitchy-ness.
I'm gonna say there might be some Astroturf involved, some pink flamingos.
So, there's gonna be some fun parts of that too, and getting
comfortable and getting all the pieces together. It's been fun, but it's
happening fast, but it's only going to get better as the more shows
that we play."
Kacey has a Top 15 hit with her debut single, "Merry Go Round."
Her debut album, Same Trailer, Different Park, will arrive in stores on March 19th.
will definitely be tuning in to the Super Bowl on Sunday (February
3rd). The singer is a self-professed football fanatic, and while his
favorite team, the Tennessee Titans, had a rough season, he's still
chosen a team to root for this weekend.
Greg tells us: "I'm
always psyched and excited for this time of year. The Super Bowl and the
playoffs and everything. You know if I had to make a prediction I think
the 49ers just look great this year. They've got a young quarterback
that is just killing it right now. So if I had to pick a winner, I'd say
the 49ers this year. They always say that there's 2 seasons; there's
football season and waiting on football season. So I think we're all
getting to that point where we're excited but we know the end is coming
soon and it's gonna be a long off-season for a lot of football fans, for
The Super Bowl will air on CBS beginning at 6:30 p.m. ET.
is teaming up with Tickets-for-Charity.com to offer fans some of the best seats in the house on her Blown Away
tour while also benefiting the Academy of Country Music's ACM Lifting
Lives and Carrie's own charitable C.A.T.S. Foundation. To access those
tickets, log onto TicketsforCharity.com/ACMLiftingLives. Currently, fans
can get exclusive tickets, including seats in the first 10 rows to see
Carrie and "Eat & Greet" VIP Packages for Zac Brown Band
Carrie joins artists like Brad Paisley, Toby Keith
and Zac Brown Band in taking part in this program that gives fans
access to great seats in sold-out sections for concerts nationwide. Fans
pay the same or better price they will find elsewhere, however the
difference is that their purchase through Tickets-for-Charity.com
supports causes important to artists and fans rather than ticket
The C.A.T.S. Foundation (Checotah Animal, Town, and
School Foundation) is dedicated to helping a variety of causes making a
positive impact in Carrie's hometown area of Checotah, Oklahoma.
Carrie resumes her Blown Away
tour with special guest Hunter Hayes
on February 13th in Colorado.
- Carrie will perform at the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville on Friday (February 1st).
- Her latest single, "Two Black Cadillacs," is a Top 10 hit and climbing on the country charts.
has officially been charged with hit-and-run by the Los Angeles
District Attorney. The singer allegedly crashed her rental car into the
back of another car on a freeway in L.A. last October and then left the
reports the misdemeanor charge was brought against Emmylou on Wednesday (January 30th).
Her attorney has already entered a "not guilty" plea.
other driver filed a police report claiming that Emmylou took off,
while Emmylou's spokesperson previously said that it was a "minor
traffic accident," and that she "unintentionally rubbed bumpers with
another vehicle." The singer reportedly didn't realize she had actually
made contact with the other car.
Emmylou faces up to six months in jail if convicted on the hit-and-run charge.
Q. What is the name of Alan Jackson's first country Number One song in Billboard?
A. 1991's "I'd Love You All Over Again"
ON THE TUBE
DAY JOBS/GAC 2:00PM (ET)
Colt Ford, Hunter Hayes, Karen Fairchild
- Portia De Rossi (actress, Arrested Development's Lindsay, wife of Ellen De Generes) (40)
- Justin Timberlake (pop star) (32)
- Kerry Washington (actress, Ray, The Last King of Scotland, Mr. and Mrs. Smith, Fantastic Four, Lakeview Terrace, Django Unchained) (36)
- Minnie Driver (actress, Grosse Pointe Blank, Good Will Hunting, Hope Springs, The Phantom Of The Opera) (43)
- Nolan Ryan (Baseball Hall Of Fame pitcher, the all-time strikeout leader) (66)
- Kelly Lynch (actress, Drugstore Cowboy, Bright Lights Big City) (54)
- Philip Glass (composer) (76)
- John Lydon (frontman of the Sex Pistols; also known as Johnny Rotten) (57)
- Anthony LaPaglia (actor, Without A Trace) (54)
- KC (Harry Wayne Casey) (of KC & the Sunshine Band, "Boogie Shoes") (62)
- Carol Channing (actress) (92)
- Phil Manzanera (guitarist, Roxy Music) (62)
- Bobby Moynihan (actor, Saturday Night Live, The Invention of Lying, When in Rome) (36)
- Marcus Mumford (singer, Mumford & Sons, husband of actress Carey Mulligan) (26)
REBEL WILSON LAUNCHES CLOTHING LINE: Pitch Perfect actress Rebel Wilson has
launched a clothing line for plus-sized girls sizes 12 through 18
called Fat Mandi. Currently there are only two shirts available but the
star tweeted, "The shirts are just a little experiment - I had a dream I
created them, and so I felt like I had to do it!! Thanks everyone for
'NEW GIRL' IS TUESDAY'S BIGGEST COMEDY: Fox's New Girl
scored its highest ratings in three months on Tuesday night (January
29th.) The episode had 4.7 million viewers which crushed all seven other
sitcoms that aired in nine time slots in the same night.
'THE TALK' RENEWED FOR ANOTHER SEASON: CBS has announced that their morning chat show The Talk
has been renewed for the 2013-2014 season. The renewal is not much of a
surprise since the show's ratings have been up 11% this year.
MAYIM BIALIK WRITING A COOKBOOK: The Big Bang Theory star Mayim Bialik
is writing a cookbook full of vegan recipes. She hopes the book will
help other adapt more easily to a life without animal products.
SONY MOVES RELEASE DATE FOR 'EVIL DEAD': Sony Pictures has changed the release date of their Evil Dead reboot to April 5th. The film will now be in direct competition with Universal's release of the 3D version of Jurassic Park.
JAMES FRANCO DISSES NEW SPIDERMAN FRANCHISE: James Franco, who played Harry Osborn/Green Goblin in the original Spiderman trilogy, is not so into the fact that the story has been rebooted. He told MTV,
"Eh, I mean, they could have strayed a little bit more from the
original. It's like, 'Why?' Well, I guess they made a lot of money.
Congrats. But good for them...Sam and I moved on, we made Oz."
PRINCE CHARLES TAKES PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION: Prince Charles and Camilla
celebrated the 150th anniversary of the London Underground by riding on
it for the first time ever. The royal and his wife rode for one stop on
the Metropolitan Line from Farringdon to King's Cross.
'GOMER PYLE' MARRIES LONGTIME PARTNER: Jim Nabors, who played Gomer Pyle on television from 1964 to 1969, married his partner of nearly 40 years Stan Cadwallader
on January 15th. He told reporters, "I'm 82 and he's in his 60s, and so
we've been together for 38 years and I'm not ashamed of people
RON JEREMY IN CRITICAL CONDITION AT L.A. HOSPITAL: Ron Jeremy's manager Mike Esterman revealed to TMZ
that the 59-year-old porn star drove himself to Cedar-Sinai hospital on
Tuesday (January 29th) after experiencing severe chest pains. Doctors
discovered that Jeremy had a heart aneurysm and he is now in ICU be
prepped for surgery.
DEMI MOORE MISSED OUT ON 'A LEAGUE OF THEIR OWN' ROLE: Director Penny Marshall revealed that Demi Moore was initially the frontrunner for Geena Davis' role in her film A League Of Their Own.
By the time they were ready to offer the role however, Demi revealed
that she was pregnant and Marshall felt she would not be able to get
through the athletic scenes in the film.
KIM AND KANYE WANT PRIVACY FOR THEIR BABY
Kim Kardashian stopped by Jimmy Kimmel Live with her sister Kourtney to promote the new season of Kourtney and Kim Take Miami and of course much of the conversation focused on baby talk. The 32-year-old expectant mother revealed that she and Kanye West don't plan to show the baby on any of her reality programs.
to Kim, she and her baby daddy want to let their child decide when he
or she is old enough whether they want to be part of the shows. She
explained, "From the start, as of now, that's just a personal choice
that Kanye and I have made. We're going to try to keep it as private as
possible." Kim referenced Kourtney's struggle making the choice to put
her children Mason and Penelope on television but ultimately decided it
was best to have them with their mother even during filming.
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IS MTV CANCELING 'TEEN MOM 2'?
The attention-seeking antics of Jenelle Evans may cause MTV to pull the plug on Teen Mom 2.
The controversial cast member has been making news in the past few
months for behaving in a way that some feel are desperate attempts to
Sources close to the show are telling the NY Post
that producers feel Jenelle has become a liability. Since November,
Evans has become pregnant again, gotten married, lost her baby, and
publicly demanded a divorce. Most recently, the 21-year-old partied at a
bar with her ex-fiance hours after giving her Twitter followers a
live play-by-play of her miscarriage. The show is supposed to act as a
cautionary tale for young women but seems to have turned into a sideshow
documenting the troubled life of a young mother.
CHECK IT OUT:
- Jenelle has been arrested seven times and gone to rehab twice since first appearing on MTV.
present time, there has been no official cancellation from the network
but a fourth season of the show has already been filmed and is supposed
to air on MTV sometime this year.
LAMAR ODOM'S EX SAYS SHE DOESN'T KNOW IF KHLOE IS MATERNAL
Lamar Odom's ex Liza Morales has opened up about Khloe Kardashian's skills as a step-parent. In an interview with The New York Daily News, Liza -- star of Starter Wives Confidential
said, "I don't know if she's good maternally, I don't know. As long as
my kids are good, I'm good. As long as my kids are taken care of and I
haven't heard anything negative, then I'm good."
about her striking resemblance to Khloe she said, "I'm 100 percent
Puerto Rican, and I was here first. I was here first, so she has a
resemblance to me. I don't see it. We both have dark hair. We both have a
cherub face. I don't think we look alike, but I have heard it.
Imitation is a form of flattery!"
CHECK IT OUT
- Liza also spoke about Lamar leaving her after their third child Jayden died
of sudden infant death syndrome in 2006 when he was only 6 months old.
She said that Lamar wouldn't open after the loss. She told the
newspaper, "Who abandons their lady?"
- Starter Wives Confidential airs Tuesdays on TLC at 9pm.
MEGAN FOX HAS FOUND HER SOUL MATE
Megan Fox started dating her husband Brian Austin Green when she was 18 and eight years later she is as in love as ever. The 26-year-old Transformers actress admitted to Marie Claire UK that marriage isn't easy but that she does not regret committing at such a young age.
told the magazine, "I believe he's my soul mate. But that doesn't mean
it doesn't take work, because we are very, very different." Fox also
made it known that she does not consider acting her job anymore. As soon
as she became a mother, her son Noah and her family became her main
CHECK IT OUT:
- Megan and Brian were married in 2010. She gave birth to their son Noah Shannon Green in September of 2012.
'AMERICAN IDOL': SAN ANTONIO AUDITIONS
Last night (January 30th) on American Idol
, the auditions moved to San Antonio, Texas, with a second stop in Long Beach, California.
The show featured brothers Derek
and David Bagerott
who performed together on stage and accused the judges of being "very
negative" when they didn't receive positive comments. Judge Randy Jackson
said, "If you guys ever make it, you're gonna have to really re-adjust
your attitude. Terrible attitudes." They did not advance.
Sixteen-year-old student Stephanie Sanson
"Set Fire to the Rain," and broke a part of the set before leaving the
audition. "Nicki would've sent her to Hollywood," said judge Keith Urban
Student Jesaiah Baer
began performing "Settle Down" by Kimbra
only to be interrupted when a fire alarm was set off and everyone was
told to vacate the Queen Mary. When everyone returned, she was given a
second chance and performed her song. Judge Nicki Minaj
said, "The voice was really defined. It was very shocking for me." Baer received her pass to Hollywood.
The final performance was by 21-year-old Matheus Fernandes
from Atlanta, Georgia, who sang Sam Cooke
"A Change is Gonna Come." Though he has a small build, Randy told him,
"To me you're 10 feet tall right now." He received a unanimous "yes"
from the judges.
In total, 50 Idol
contestants advanced to Hollywood.
THE EXTRAVAGANT LIFE OF SCOTT DISICK
baby daddy Scott Disick
is not shy about flaunting his wealth and the lavish lifestyle he leads. The 29-year-old took Haute Living
magazine through a typical day in his life and how he makes important decisions like which uber-expensive watch to wear.
to the magazine, Disick wakes up at around 10 a.m. and begins his day
by showering, shaving, and moisturizing with a face cream that retails
at $150 an ounce. He then chooses an outfit. usually a suit, before
coming to what he says is the biggest choice of the day -- a watch. He
chooses between watches that cost upwards of $1 million. His final
choice is deciding which of his luxury brand cars to take to the office
where he usually strolls in at about 1 p.m.
CHECK IT OUT:
- Scott didn't
specify exactly what he does for a living but said, "I have done a lot
of private label manufacturing in the nutrition biz and have raised
money for startup companies. I tend to invest money into nightlife
businesses the friends of mine that are involved in nightclubs and
- Disick also explained that he spends his down time
researching other luxurious items like cars, watches, private planes,
GIFFORDS URGES GUN VIOLENCE ACTION AT SENATE HEARING: Former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords,
who was severely wounded in a January 2011 assassination attempt, made a
surprise appearance at a Senate hearing Wednesday (January 30th) on gun
violence. Giffords, who still has difficulty speaking, delivered a
brief, 80-word plea for action, telling lawmakers the nation is counting
on them after stating, "Too many children are dying. Too many
children." Also speaking before the Senate Judiciary Committee was
Giffords' husband, former astronaut Mark Kelly, who emphasized
that both he and his wife are gun owners as he stated, "We're simply two
reasonable Americans who realize we have a problem with gun violence
and we need Congress to act." But National Rifle Association executive
vice president Wayne LaPierre, who also spoke at the hearing, not
only rejected Democratic proposals to ban assault weapons and
high-capacity ammunition magazines, but also spoke against requiring
universal background checks for all gun purchases -- which the NRA once
supported -- saying it wouldn't be effective in stopping criminals from
getting guns, and accused the Obama administration of not enforcing the
gun laws currently on the books. Republicans blamed the nation's gun
violence on a lack of civility, violent video games, and insufficient
attention to people with mental problems, while Democrats countered that
a need to improve gun restrictions as well was obvious. Senator Charles Schumer of New York said not including gun limits in the debate, quote, "is like not including cigarettes when discussing lung cancer."
ALABAMA GUNMAN REMAINS IN BUNKER WITH 5-YEAR-OLD HOSTAGE:
An Alabama gunman remains holed up in a bunker with a 5-year-old
hostage in a standoff with police that began Tuesday afternoon (January
29th) when he boarded a stopped school bus filled with children, killed
the driver when he refused to hand over a five-year-old child, and
dragged the boy off the bus and into his bunker. The boy is not related
to the gunman. SWAT teams were positioned around the man's rural
property Wednesday as police negotiators tried to get the boy released
from the bunker, which resembles a tornado shelter. The 65-year-old
gunman, identified by neighbors in Midland City as Jimmy Lee Dykes, is a
retired truck driver known as a menacing figure in the area, who once
beat a dog to death with a lead pipe, threatened to shoot children for
setting foot on his property and patrolled his yard at night with a
flashlight and a shotgun. He'd been scheduled to appear in court
Wednesday to answer charges that he shot at his neighbors last month in a
dispute over a speed bump.
ISRAEL LAUNCHES AIR STRIKE IN SYRIA:
Israel launched a rare airstrike in civil war-torn Syria overnight
Tuesday, U.S. officials said Wednesday (January 30th), targeting a truck
convoy believed to be carrying sophisticated anti-aircraft missiles
headed for Hezbollah militants in Lebanon. AP cited regional officials
as saying that the Russian-made missiles, if acquired by Hezbollah,
would be, quote, "game-changing," enabling the militants to shoot down
Israeli jets, helicopters and surveillance drones. The Syrian military
denied the existence of any such shipment, claiming a scientific
research facility was hit by the strike. The Israeli military declined
to comment. The strike was Israel's first in Syria since September 2007,
when warplanes destroyed a site that was believed to be a nuclear
U.S. HAS UNEXPECTED QUARTERLY REVERSAL IN GROWTH:
The Commerce Department yesterday (January 30th) reported an unexpected
reversal in economic growth, saying the nation's gross domestic product
fell at an annual rate of 0.1 percent in the fourth quarter after 13
straight quarters of growth. However, economists said the surprise
reversal looks to have been caused by one-time factors, rather than
being an indication of a coming recession. There was a sharp reduction
in defense spending -- the largest quarterly decline in 40 years -- as
well as a reduction in private-sector inventory buildup, which was
enough to drag overall GDP down for the quarter, even as residential
construction improved and consumer spending continued to rise.
SENATOR MENENDEZ DENIES PROSTITUTION ACCUSATION: Senator Robert Menendez'
office yesterday (January 30th) denied allegations that he had sex with
prostitutes in the Dominican Republic. The New Jersey Democrat's office
also said that he reimbursed a prominent Florida political donor
$58,500 for the cost of two of three trips he took on the donor's plane
to the Dominican Republic in 2010. Those trips were categorized as
personal. The third trip, which was for campaign fundraising, was
reported to the Federal Election Commission. The FBI searched the
Florida office of the donor, eye doctor Salomon Melgen, Tuesday and
Wednesday, but it was unclear if the raid was related to Menendez. The
conservative website The Daily Caller reported early last
November that Menendez traveled on Melgen's plane to the doctor's native
Dominican Republic to have sex with prostitutes. The website contended
that two women in the Caribbean nation, where prostitution is legal,
said Menendez paid them for sex earlier in 2012. But Menendez's office
said that any such accusations, quote, "are manufactured by a
politically motivated right-wing blog and are false."
ONE KILLED WHEN GUNMAN OPENS FIRE IN ARIZONA OFFICE BUILDING:
- Menendez became chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Tuesday, succeeding John Kerry, who's leaving to be secretary of state.
A 48-year-old man was killed and two other people were wounded
yesterday (January 30th) when a gunman opened fire in a Phoenix,
Arizona, office building after a legal mediation meeting and then
escaped. Police were looking for 70-year-old suspect Arthur Douglas
Harmon, who also fired at a witness who pursued him as he fled in a
rental car. A prominent Phoenix lawyer, Mark Hummels, was wounded and
was reported to be in critical condition. A 32-year-old woman was being
treated for a non-life-threatening injury. Police said two men may have
been Harmon's intended victims, while the woman wasn't believed to have
been intentionally targeted. The New York Times
reported that the mediation session was over a lawsuit Harmon had filed against a call center based in Scottsdale.
WALMART LIMITS AMMUNITION SALES AFTER DEMAND SURGE:
Walmart has started to limit sales of ammunition to three boxes per
customer per day amid a surge in demand. A spokesperson told Reuters
yesterday (January 30th), "In order to take care of as many customers as
possible, starting Thursday, January 24th, all ammunition sales were
limited to three boxes per customer, per day as supply is limited at
this time." Wal-Mart, the largest gun seller in the U.S., says that it
works to strike the right balance between serving hunters and sportsmen
and ensuring that it sells firearms responsibly. Sales of guns and
ammunition have risen across the country since the Newtown school
massacre on December 14th and subsequent discussions and proposals about
reducing gun violence. Data released Monday (January 28th) by the FBI
showed that nine of the top 10 days for background checks for firearms
purchases from November 1998 to January 27, 2013, took place since the
BLACKBERRY INTRODUCES NEW SMARTPHONES:
Research In Motion yesterday (January 30th) announced that it had
renamed itself BlackBerry, after its signature product, as it unveiled
its long-delayed new smartphones that it hopes will boost the company's
fading fortunes. However, it disappointed investors by saying sales in
the U.S. of the BlackBerry 10 devices won't start until March. The
launch of the smartphones was initially planned for last year, but it
was pushed back twice as RIM struggled to perfect a new operating
system. RIM, which was founded in 1985, introduced its first BlackBerry
in 1999, and the company quickly cornered the market. But it failed to
keep up as competition arose, and is now far behind, with its market
share in the low single digits. The new BlackBerry 10s have fast
browsers, new features, smart cameras and a large application library,
and will compete with Apple's iPhone and devices using Google's Android
technology. The BlackBerry Z10 will be the first to hit the market, with
a country-by-country rollout that starts in Britain today.
CHICAGO TEEN WHO PERFORMED AT OBAMA'S INAUGURATION KILLED:
A 15-year-old girl who just performed at President Obama
's inauguration with her high school band last week was shot to death in Chicago on Tuesday (January 29th). According to The Chicago Tribune
Hadiya Pendleton and 12 other teens were taking shelter from the rain
under a canopy at a park when a man jumped over a fence, ran up to them
and opened fire, before fleeing in a car. Pendleton died at a local
hospital soon after. Police say that Pendleton wasn't in a gang and was
likely not intentionally targeted. Several teens who were with her at
the time were believed to be gang members. According to CBS Chicago
Pendleton was an honor student, majorette and volleyball player at King
College Prep High School. A spokesperson for Obama said in a statement
that the teen's death was a, quote, "terrible tragedy," saying, "The
president and first lady's thoughts and prayers are with the family of
MASSACHUSETTS GOV. CHOOSES EX-CHIEF OF STAFF TO FILL KERRY'S SEAT:
Massachusetts Democratic Governor Deval Patrick
yesterday (January 30th) picked his former chief of staff, William "Mo" Cowan
, to fill Democrat John Kerry's
open Senate seat until a special election in June. Kerry is leaving the Senate to succeed Hillary Clinton
as secretary of state, and was confirmed for the job on Tuesday. With
the appointment of Cowan, who also served as Patrick's chief legal
counsel, the Senate now has two black senators serving at the same time
for the first time in history. Cowan joins South Carolina Republican Senator Tim Scott
, who was appointed by that state's governor, Republican Nikki Haley
, to replace former GOP Senator Jim DeMint
who left earlier this month to head up the conservative Heritage
Foundation think tank. Among the potential candidates for the June
special election on the Democratic side are Reps. Ed Markey
, Stephen Lynch
and Michael Capuano
. For the Republicans, the most high-profile candidate is former Senator Scott Brown
, who won the late Ted Kennedy's
open seat in 2010, but was defeated when he ran for re-election last November by Democrat Elizabeth Warren
SEX REALLY DOESN'T BURN A LOT OF CALORIES:
We've all heard the supposed fact that sex burns a lot of calories, but
it turns out that, like many things that sound too good to be true,
it's just a myth. Researchers found that the only study that
scientifically measured this found that sex lasted six minutes on
average and burned just 21 calories for a man. The 1984 study didn't
measure how many calories women burned during the act.
LABRADOR RETRIEVER IS STILL AMERICA'S TOP DOG:
The American Kennel Club's annual ranking of the most popular dog
breeds out Wednesday (January 30th) found that the Labrador retriever
continued to be the nation's top dog for the 22nd year in a row. The
overall results showed that bulldogs and large dogs are moving up in the
rankings, while once-popular smaller breeds like the Yorkshire terrier
and the miniature poodle are losing ground.
SPORTS: RAY LEWIS ADDRESSES 'DEER ANTLER SPRAY' ALLEGATIONS FOR SECOND DAY:
- Labrador retriever
- German shepherd
- Golden retriever
- Yorkshire terrier
Baltimore Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis
spent another day Wednesday (January 30th) ahead of the Super Bowl addressing questions about a Sports Illustrated
report a day earlier that he'd used something called "deer-antler
spray," which reportedly contains a naturally-occurring banned product
connected to human growth hormone, to speed up his recovery from an
injury earlier this season. Lewis told reporters yesterday, "It's so
funny of a story, because I never, ever took what he says or whatever I
was supposed to do," calling the whole episode a "joke" and a "trick of
the devil." When a reporter said he seemed angry, Lewis answered, "Me?
Never angry. I'm too blessed to be stressed. Nah. You're not angry. You
can use a different word. You can use the word 'agitated,' because I'm
here to win the Super Bowl. I'm not here to entertain somebody that does
not affect that one way or another."
DR. PHIL: TE'O HOAXER WAS IN LOVE WITH PLAYER, WHO DIDN'T KNOW ABOUT SCHEME: Dr. Phil McGraw
- The 37-year-old
Lewis is ending his 17-year career after the Super Bowl, and it's
assumed he will make it ino the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
previewed his interview with Manti Te'o
"fake girlfriend" hoaxer Ronaiah Tuiasosopo
yesterday (January 30th) on NBC's Today
show, saying that the 22-year-old California man told him that he wound
up falling, quote, "deeply, romantically" in love with the Notre Dame
player, who wasn't involved in the scheme and didn't know the person he
thought was a girl was actually Tuiasosopo. McGraw's interview with
Tuiasosopo, who created the fictional woman Te'o knew as "Lennay Kekua,"
will air in two parts on his show starting today. Te'o has claimed
innocence in the hoax, saying that even though he never met Kekua in
person, that their relationship was serious and he believed that she had
died of leukemia in September on the same day as his grandmother.
Tuiasosopo backed up what Te'o said, and insisted that the very
female-sounding voice Te'o heard on the phone as Kekua was really his.
McGraw said he asked Tuiasosopo if he is gay, stating, "He said, 'Well,
when you put it that way, yes.' Then he caught himself and said, 'I am
49ERS' CHRIS CULLIVER MAKES ANTI-GAY COMMENTS:
In yet another distraction ahead of this Sunday's Super Bowl between
the San Francisco 49ers and Baltimore Ravens, 49ers cornerback Chris Culliver
is drawing criticism for anti-gay comments. In an interview with shock radio deejay Artie Lange
on media day Tuesday (January 29th) about gay players in football that
Lange aired that night, the 24-year-old Culliver said, "I don't do the
gay guys, man. I don't do that. No, we don't got no gay people on the
team, they gotta get up out of here if they do. Can't be with that sweet
stuff. Nah . . . can't be . . . in the locker room, man." When asked by
Lange whether gay players would need to keep it a secret, Culliver
answered, "Yeah, come out 10 years later after that." The 49ers released
a statement Wednesday that said, "The San Francisco 49ers reject the
comments that were made and have addressed the matter with Chris. There
is no place for discrimination within our organization at any level. We
have and always will proudly support the LGBT community."
SANDY HOOK CHORUS TO SING AT SUPER BOWL:
The chorus from Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut,
will sing "America the Beautiful" as part of the pre-game show before
the Super Bowl on Sunday (February 3rd). The chorus features 26 children
from Sandy Hook Elementary, where 20 first-graders and six adults were
killed in the December 14th massacre.
(Headline News, FYI and Sports stories were compiled in part from reports by the Associated Press and Reuters.)
ON THE TUBE
- THE BIG BANG THEORY - Sheldon faces a crisis of confidence when he is forced to work with his nemesis, Barry Kripke.
- TWO AND A HALF MEN - Alan is faced with relationship trouble when he does not give Lyndsey a key to the beach house.
- PERSON OF INTEREST - Reese is captured by a former acquaintance planning a massive act of cyber-warfare.
- ELEMENTARY - During his suspension from the NYPD, Sherlock investigates a hit and run accident involving a conspiracy theorist.
- 30 ROCK - (one hour series finale) As Jack takes stock of his life, Liz struggles with her new role as a stay at home mom.
- THE OFFICE - David Wallace asks Dwight to find a new part time salesman who will fill in for Jim.
- THE OFFICE - Nellie and Dwight spring into action when Pam needs help finding the vandal who defaced her mural.
- DO NO HARM - (series premiere) Renowned neurosugeon Dr. Jason Cole fights to control his vengeful alternate personality, Ian Price.
- AMERICAN IDOL - Auditions continue.
- GLEE - The glee club arranges a calendar shoot to raise money.
- SHARK TANK (repeat)
- GREY'S ANATOMY - Derek and April fight to find a solution for the hospital.
- SCANDAL - Olivia unravels as her colleagues learn the truth about the rigged election.
- THE VAMPIRE DIARIES - Klaus turns to Stefan for help; Elena reveals her plan to Stefan.
- BEAUTY AND THE BEAST - Vincent is torn between his memories of Alex and his feelings for Cat.
DAY TIME TALK SHOW
THE ELLEN DEGENERES SHOW
- ANGER MANAGEMENT - Charlie's dad falls in with a bad crowd.
- ARCHER - Archer's fear of cyborgs hits home when Krieger offers to make robotic legs for Gillette.
- LEGIT - Jim and Steve create a fale online dating profile to help Billy meet girls.
- Ryan SeacrestTHE VIEW
- Tim Allen, guest co-host KaDee Strickland
LATE NIGHT TALK SHOWS
THE LATE SHOW WITH DAVID LETTERMAN (CBS)
- Macklemore & Ryan LewisTHE TONIGHT SHOW WITH JAY LENO (NBC)
- Quvenzhane Wallis, Benh Zeitlin, Lisa LoebJIMMY KIMMEL LIVE (ABC)
- Jennifer Lawrence, Katie Couric, Tegan and SaraTHE LATE LATE SHOW WITH CRAIG FERGUSON (CBS)
- Rashida Jones, Julie GonzaloLATE NIGHT WITH JIMMY FALLON (NBC)
- Channing Tatum, Al Roker, Tim Ferriss, Graham ParkerLAST CALL WITH CARSON DALY (NBC)
- Dominic Monaghan, C.O.G., Regina SpektorTHE DAILY SHOW WITH JON STEWART (COMEDY CENTRAL)
- Jason BatemanTHE COLBERT REPORT (COMEDY CENTRAL)
- Matthew GuerrieriCONAN
- "Occupy Conan"
OFF BEAT BRIEFS
BRITISH NURSING HOME HIRED PROSTITUTES FOR RESIDENTS? A
nursing home in Eastbourne, England has been accused of scheduling
frequent visits between elderly residents and sex workers. Chasely
nursing home's manager, Sue Wyatt, said they had a "third party
consultant" who booked sex workers to help residents with their "needs."
An ex-manager, Helena Barrow, said, "If you have a resident who is
groping staff, one way of resolving that problem is to get a sex worker
in who is trained to deal with that situation. The fact is sex workers
are allowed by law to sexually enable people but care workers are not."
The East Sussex County Council released the following statement in
relation to the report: "We will examine our concerns through the
Pan-Sussex Multi-Agency Policy and Procedures for Safeguarding Adults at
risk. This has the potential to place vulnerable East Sussex residents
at risk of exploitation and abuse." (The Sun)
5-YEAR-OLD THREATENED WITH SUSPENSION OVER LEGO GUN:
A 5-year-old boy in Hyannis, Massachusetts was reportedly threatened
with suspension for making a gun out of Legos during an after school
program. Sheila Cruz said she got a warning letter from Hyannis West
Elementary school saying that her son had been using toys
inappropriately. She said, "I was given a book and they told me he's
going to be suspended if he does it again and to sign here. I just
couldn't believe it. He's 5-years-old." She said she told the principle
that the suspension threat was a little extreme. She explained, "I said
listen, he's a 5-year-old, I think maybe a redirection would be more
appropriate. I understand what's going on with this whole thing in
schools and everything else but couldn't they have given him a
BABY PERFUME! Dolce & Gabbana
have announced a new perfume that is meant to enhance the natural scent
of a baby. The scent -- which reportedly smells like citrus, honey and
melon -- retails for $44. One perfume designer, Frederick Bouchardy,
tells the blog Fashionista, "It's not just about a scent for a baby, but
it's also a scent for an adult that's meant to be evocative of the
scent of baby. I think it's supposed to be a shared experience -- mom
and child are meant to smell the same." (Huffington Post)
POLICE QUESTION 7-YEAR-OLD ABOUT STOLEN $5 FOR 10 HOURS:
A 7-year-old boy in New York who had been accused of taking $5 from a
fellow student was pulled out of school, interrogated by police for more
than 10 hours and charged with robbery. Frances Mendez said her son
Wilson Reyes was handcuffed and questioned at school for four hours
before heading to the police station for another six hours of
questioning. Mendez explained, "My son was crying, 'Mommy, it wasn't me!
Mommy, it wasn't me!' I never imagined the cops could do that to a
child. We're traumatized. Imagine how I felt seeing my son in handcuffs!
It was horrible. I couldn't believe what I was seeing." According to
reports, police were acting on a report claiming $5 fell on the ground
in front of the boy and his two friends and that one of them took it.
The $250 million lawsuit that has been filed against the city and the
NYPD also states that another student admitted to the theft. The
family's lawyer said, "It's unfathomable, what the police did. The whole
thing sounds so stupid. They were interrogating him like he was a
hardened criminal. If you have a child, a nephew, can you even imagine
this happening to them?" The city reportedly dropped the robbery charge
in December. (New York Post)
MAN BREAKS OUT OF JAIL, STOPS FOR A BEER, HEADS BACK TO JAIL:
Authorities in Burgettstown, Pennsylvania said a man who escaped from
his holding cell stopped at a bar, told a bar-goer that he just broke
out of jail then asked for a beer. Police said 40-year-old Timothy
Bonner had just been un-cuffed and placed in a jail cell when he knocked
the door off of its hinges and ran away. Minutes later, he stopped at
Richy's Bar and admitted to breaking out and asked for a beer. The
customer said he did buy him a beer but the police showed up before
Bonner could drink it. (AP)
HIGH SCHOOL TEACHER TWEETS NSFW PICS & TALKS MARIJUANA ONLINE:
A 23-year-old 10th grade math teacher in Aurora, Colorado was placed on
paid leave on Tuesday (January 29th) after she posted semi-nude photos
of herself on Twitter and bragged about smoking marijuana. Overland High
School teacher Carly McKinney was posting the info onto the Twitter
account @Crunk_Bear, which she claims was just a joke account and that
one of her friends had been posting jokes that she didn't even know
about. The account has been suspended but as we all know these things
never disappear from the Internet. The photos she posted are still being
passed around, including ones of her topless and smoking pot. A school
district spokesperson said, "There are things that are troubling to us .
. . However, what we need to do is to talk with her to review our
district policy and then determine what our next step will be." Check
out some of her tweets below:
The NSFW (but censored) pics here: http://on.today.com/11c2hum
- @Crunk_Bear: "Just got called Ms. McCutie. Points for being clever, however you are still jailbait."
- @Crunk_Bear: "Naked. Wet. Stoned"
- @Crunk_Bear: "Watching a drug bust go down in the parking lot. It's funny cuz I have weed in my car in the staff parking lot."
THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW
STUDY SAYS COUPLES WHO SHARE CHORES HAVE LESS SEX:
New research finds that U.S. couples who split household chores tend to
have less sex. Sociologists at the University of Washington reviewed
data on how U.S. couples tackle housework and found that couples who
reported the husband did not perform stereotypically female tasks, such
as cooking or scrubbing the floors, had 1.6-times more sex per month
than couples in which husbands shared housework. Additionally,
researchers found that in households where husbands contributed to house
work, but stuck to stereotypically male tasks, such as car maintenance
and yard work, had sex 0.7-times more sex than those where the wife did
all the "male work." This means husbands who do no traditionally female
tasks have sex the most: 4.85-times a month, and couples in which the
husband does all of traditionally female tasks have sex the least:
3.3-times a month. (Time)
10 COOL KITCHEN FINDS UNDER $20: http://tinyurl.com/af8zd56
WHAT MEN'S DANCE MOVES COMMUNICATE:
A new study finds that a man's dance moves can attract women and also
signal to other men whether he may be a potential love rival.
Researchers from the University of Northumbria used 3D motion-capture
technology and biochemical analysis to find the extent to which a man's
dancing gives clues about his physical strength and fitness. For the
study, researchers tested the body strength of a group of 30-men, and
then had them dance to a basic drum rhythm. 3D cameras captured the
dancing, which was used to turn the men into digital characters, masking
their appearances. Women and men were then asked to rate the virtual
dancers on their dancing and physical qualities. Results show that both
sexes found an association between a man's hand-grip strength and his
dance moves. The study was published in the American Journal of Human Biology. (Daily Mail)
THOUGHTFUL GIFTS FOR YOUR SWEETHEART THAT WON'T BREAK THE BANK (YourTango):
1) Liquor or wine with a personalized label.
Look online for sites offering design-your-own labels for bottles, and
make a big splash with a gift of an affordable beverage (alcoholic or
not) in a beautiful bottle of your choosing. The label can include a
favorite picture of the two of you together, from right there at,
"chateau our house."
2) Framed pictures for the office. For
cubicle and office-dwellers, a few personalized mementos help make the
work environment warmer. Find a picture your spouse especially loves and
have some prints made for a nice frame you've chosen. Or make it more
special with a his-and-hers matching pair, so you always have the same
view at the office.
3) Equipment for hobbies. If you're
married to an avid gardener, put together a basket of nice work gloves, a
trowel and seeds they like. If your spouse is a beer lover, many online
stores offer complete homebrew beginner's kits. For the culinary
enthusiast, a cooking class might be an affordable entry into a new
style of cuisine.
4) Plant a tree. This is a great way to say
that you're in it for the long haul with your spouse. A well-placed tree
can not only be a symbol of your enduring love, but as it grows, it can
provide shade in the summer and reduce your cooling bills. A fruit or
nut tree can provide annual harvests for years to come for couples
looking for really local food, and in the fall, nothing beats a pile of
leaves for the kids to jump around in (and gives you a chance to
parentally explain that raking builds character!)
5) Plan an adventure.
Whether your budget allows extravagant gifts or encourages something
more low-key, you can still make great memories. Pack a picnic basket
with food, drink and romantic notes or poems and hike with your spouse
to a scenic spot. Or take a day trip nearby spots like a river or lake.
Look for affordable canoe rentals and spend the day on the water, with a
leisurely romantic picnic on some "unexplored" beach or island. You may
be able to find some great ideas by visiting www.greatdatedeals.com
STUDY FINDS A LITTLE BIT OF CHOCOLATE GOES A LONG WAY:
New research finds that a couple of bites of chocolate can be as
satisfying as eating a whole bar. Researchers from Cornell University
divided participants into two groups and gave one group about 3.5 ounces
of chocolate, seven-ounces of apple pie and about three-ounces of
potato chips, all together equivalent to 1,370 calories. The other group
got a half-ounce of chocolate, 1.5 ounces of pie and 1.5 ounces of
potato chips, all together equivalent to 195 calories. The group was
asked to rate their hunger and craving levels before and then 15-minutes
after the food was presented. Scientists found that those who received
larger portions did not feel fuller or more satisfied than the group
with smaller portions. (Daily Mail)
KISSING DOS AND DON'TS (Yahoo):
1) DO open your eyes...just for a second.
2) DON'T forget to use your hands.
3) DO stop talking.
4) DON'T freak yourself out.
5) DO find your signature kiss.
6) DO remember mints.
7) DON'T criticize a guy in the middle of a kiss.
8) DO use soft, affectionate touches.
9) DO kiss like you mean it.
10) DO try a tender lip bite.
11) DON'T lock your lips.
12) DO mix it up.
13) DON'T let your teeth crash the party.
14) DO grab his hair.
15) DO explore with your lips.
10 GEEKY VALENTINE'S DAY CARDS: http://tinyurl.com/abrs7ae
DATING ADVICE FROM YOUR DOG (YourTango):
1) Dogs live in the moment and enjoy the one they're with. Are you stuck in the past?
2) Dogs don't have an ego, so they don't sweat the small stuff. Instead, let it roll right off their backs. Do you dwell?
3) Dogs are great listeners. Are you attentive?
4) Dogs are loyal;. Do you have a wandering eye?
5) Dogs are always affectionate. When was the last time you acted lovingly?
6) Dogs appreciate the little things in life. Are you grateful?
7) Dogs are always happy to see you, and after a hard day at work, they are always there with a hug and a smile. Are you warm and welcoming?
8) Dogs have a playful spirit and good sense of humor. Are you carefree?
9) Dogs don't care what you look like or what kind of car you drive. Are you superficial?
10) Dogs love unconditionally. Do you?
MEN ARE USUALLY TALLER THAN THEIR WIVES STUDY SAYS:
A survey of British couples found, not surprisingly, that the man was
taller than the woman 92.5-percent of the time. The study found that
women don't seem to like their men to be too tall - in only one in seven
cases was the man 10 inches or more taller than the woman. Researchers
from the UK and the Netherlands collaborated on the study, and found
that averge height men tend to father more children than taller men. For
the study, researchers used data on about 12,000 couples in the UK. (Daily Mail)
??? TRIVIA ???
What is the name of the famous comet that can be seen every 75 or 76 years?
A: Halley's Comet.
Source: National Geographic
What is the name of the well-known meteor shower that occurs in early August each year?
A: The Perseids meteor shower
Source: National Geographic
WATER COOLER TALK
Jamaica Supports Controversial Pre-Super Bowl Ad
Jamaica has come out in support of an online, pre-game Super Bowl ad
for Volkswagen that's taken some flak for showing a white office worker
from the Midwest feigning a Jamaican accent to show a cheerful, upbeat
outlook. Some critics have charged that the ad, which debuted Monday
(January 28th), is offensive and culturally insensitive, portraying it
as referencing segregation-era "blackface" depictions of white people
posing as happy-go-lucky blacks. But in Jamaica, which is predominantly
black, but also has white, Asian, Middle Eastern and mixed-race
minorities, they've been puzzled by the reaction. The Jamaican
government has endorsed the commercial, which shows the office worker
trying to cheer up his colleagues, including by paraphrasing Bob Marley
lyrics by saying, "No worries, mon. Everyting will be all right."
Jamaica's tourism minister called the ad, quote, "a very creative
commercial which truly taps into the tremendous appeal that brand
Jamaica and its hospitable people have globally." Volkswagen has no
plans to pull the spot.
Clinic That Gave Vitamins Instead of the Pill Won't Have to Pay to Raise Child
state appeals court in Wisconsin ruled Wednesday (January 30th) that a
clinic that mistakenly gave a woman pre-natal vitamins instead of birth
control pills doesn't have to pay to raise the child she unintentionally
conceived. However, the court said the clinic can be sued for other
financial damages, such as pain and suffering during and after the
pregnancy, loss of future earning capacity and postpartum depression.
The appeals court cited a previous Wisconsin case in saying that a
parent must have undergone an unsuccessful sterilization before a claim
can be made for costs of raising a child from an unwanted pregnancy. The
court said claims of temporary contraception failing or getting wrong
pills are too open to potential fraud of parents try to collect huge
'Boyfriend Trainer' Game App Criticized for Promoting Violence
A new game app called Boyfriend Trainer
that lets players slap, electrocute or mace a virtual boyfriend for
transgressions like looking at another girl, leaving his shirt on the
floor, or drinking his girlfriend's drink is being slammed for promoting
violence. Critics say that if the app, which is available in both
Apple's App Store and in the Android market, showed similar violence
against a virtual girlfriend there would be an outcry. The description
of the game -- which is rated for players age 4 and up -- reads: "Crack
that whip and teach your guy a thing or two about being the Perfect
Boyfriend! When scolding doesn't work, just zap him, whack him and train
him to be your ideal man!" The app was developed by Mumbai-based
KFLAG COUNTRY MUSIC UPDATE
Florida Georgia Line
members Tyler Hubbard
and Brian Kelley
celebrated their career-first Number One hit, "Cruise," with a party at
the Country Music Association in Nashville yesterday (Tuesday, January
29th). Tyler and Brian co-wrote the song, which is the debut single from
their new Here's To The Good Times
Brian tells us that seeing their names at the top of the charts was a surreal experience for the duo. "Throughout
its time on the charts we were watching it and getting updates weekly,
and it's just a dream come true. Tyler and I, we got this thing going,
we met and got it kicked off writing songs, so I think any songwriter's
goal and dream is to be at the top of the charts, and I've been to many
Number One parties and kind of see how it goes down. It's like, 'Man,
it'd be really cool to be up there one day.'
(We) got the official email I think through the label and everybody was just like a big celebration and
some phone calls from everybody too, so . . . I mean, it's just an
unreal feeling to say that it's history for two weeks in a row, three
weeks in a row we had the Number One song in the country, so it's very
cool. It's humbling."
Florida Georgia Line are climbing the charts with their new single, "Get Your Shine On."
They recently shot the video in Cancun, Mexico.
Catch the duo out on the road with Luke Bryan
on his Dirt Road Diaries
tour. Their next stop is in Uniondale, New York on February 7th.
- Tyler and Brian met while they were students at Nashville's Belmont University.
- Their Here's To The Good Times album was released in December.
and Stevie Nicks
came together last night (Tuesday, January 29th) in Los Angeles to tape an episode of CMT Crossroads
. We won't know the details behind their musical collaborations until Crossroads
airs later this year, but Hillary Scott
gives all the credit to Stevie, with whom the trio chatted by phone several weeks ago.
Hillary tells us: "We
had a conference call with her, and I was floating afterwards. I mean,
this woman is amazing. She was so kind, so excited, and the way that
this all came about is going to be in the show, because it's a really
cool story that we're gonna sit down and let her tell how it all came
about. Because it wasn't her management calling our management or CMT
trying to call each of us, because they had the idea. This was her idea,
and the way it came about was very organic and beautiful and I'm gonna
let her tell that story, so you'll have to watch it to hear the story,
but it was her idea."
In the meantime, the members of Lady A are enjoying their highest debut of a single with "Downtown" this week.
It's the debut single from the trio's upcoming album.
It will be available on iTunes on February 5th.
- Lady A's last studio album, Own The Night, was released in 2011.
is under a cloud of suspicion for the recent death of her boyfriend, David Wilson
, however Mindy says she had no involvement and doesn't know how he died. During an interview she did with the Today
yesterday (Tuesday, January 29th) morning, Mindy said that while she
and David had been fighting the day he died, she did not kill him. She
also denies reports that he had been having an affair.
revealed that she found David shot on the porch of their Arkansas home
on January 13th. She said she immediately called 911.
David was the father of Mindy's nine-month-old son Zayne
. He was also helping her raise her older son Zander
CHECK IT OUT
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
and Ray Price
have settled their differences and Blake has apologized for his
offensive comments, referring to the older generation of country
entertainers as "old farts." Now the promoter of Ray's upcoming show has
offered The Voice
star an opportunity to really bury the hatchet and open for the legendary Opry star.
The show is on June 8th at the Americana Theatre in Branson, Missouri.
owner of Up Close Concerts, said, "We have always been fans of Blake
Shelton and know this will be a good opportunity for him to show the
appreciation he has expressed for those who came before him in the music
business. We pay our performers based on their experience in the
business and track record of hit songs with staying power through many
generations. So, we are able to offer Blake a guaranteed payment of
$350, plus catering (six inch turkey sub - no cheese) and complimentary
There's also one more stipulation -- "We ask that Mr. Shelton limit his set to no more than 30 minutes."
No word so far from Blake on whether he'll take the offer.
In the meantime, Blake is nearing the top of the charts with "Sure Be Cool If You Did."
wrapped up her stay in Paris, France on Monday (January 28th) night
with a private performance aboard a boat on the Seine River. Taylor was
joined by her friend, actress Hailee Steinfeld
, on the Yachts de Paris Mirage cruise, where she reportedly showed off her skills on a red guitar.
morning (Tuesday, January 29th), Taylor tweeted, "Thank you to all the
fans in France and Spain for making this trip so lovely. Headed back to
In other Taylor news, her new Keds commercial has been released. The ad was shot in Nashville, and inspires girls to be "brave."
The Zac Brown Band
is set to perform the Daytona 500 kickoff concert next month. The group
will take the stage on February 24th at NASCAR's season-opening race in
Daytona, Florida. The mini-concert will take place before the race,
while two of the band's songs will air live.
Zac told the AP
"It was always the big sporting event. Anytime there was major
championships or major races, they were usually on TV. They were usually
a part of what was going on when we were all hanging out together."
The Zac Brown Band is nominated for Country Album for Uncaged
at the Grammy Awards
on February 10th. The show will air live from Los Angeles on CBS.
- Zac Brown Band won Best New Artist at the Grammys in 2010.
Q. At which college did Florida Georgia Line members Brian Kelley and Tyler Hubbard meet?
A. Belmont University in Nashville
ON THE TUBE
THE TONIGHT SHOW WITH JAY LENO/NBC 11:35PM (ET)
- Wilmer Valderrama (actor, That '70s Show's Fez) (33)
- Christian Bale (actor, Batman Begins, Empire Of The Sun, American Psycho, Laurel Canyon, The Dark Knight) (39)
- Phil Collins (singer and drummer, Genesis) (62)
- Marty Balin (lead singer, Jefferson Airplane, Jefferson Starship) (71)
- Steve Augeri (former lead singer, Journey) (54)
- Charles S. Dutton (actor, Crocodile Dundee II, Q&A, A Time To Kill, Gothika) (62)
- Dick Cheney (Former Vice President) (72)
- Vanessa Redgrave (actress, Mission: Impossible, Deep Impact, Girl, Interrupted, Howard's End, Julia, Mary Queen Of Scots) (76)
- Gene Hackman (actor, The French Connection I and II, The Firm, Get Shorty, The Birdcage, The Royal Tenenbaums, Runaway Jury) (83)
- Jody Watley (R&B singer and member of Shalamar) (54)
AMY POEHLER SIGNS A BOOK DEAL: Parks and Recreation star Amy Poehler
is working on a book being published in 2014 by It Books. According to
the publisher, "The book is an illustrated, non-linear diary full of
humor and honesty and brimming with true stories, fictional anecdotes
and life lessons, the book will be a unique and engaging experience from
one of today's most talented and beloved stars"
'30 ROCK' BECOMING AN ICE CREAM FLAVOR: Ben & Jerry's has announced plans to commemorate the departing sitcom 30 Rock
with an ice cream flavor inspired by the show. The flavor was
originally slated to hit stores in the spring but has been moved up to
coincide with the show's series finale which airs this week.
'MALCOLM IN THE MIDDLE' STARS REUNITING: Bryan Cranston is reuniting with his Malcolm in the Middle co-star Jane Kaczmarek on Breaking Bad.
Jane tweeted, "Yes, it's true... I will indeed be on Breaking Bad.
Can't wait for you all to see it. Congrats to Bryan Cranston for his win
(at the Screen Actors Guild Awards)"
BIG ANG TO MAKE BROADWAY DEBUT: Mob Wives' Big Ang revealed to Wendy Williams that she is prepping for her theater debut in My Big, Gay Italian Wedding.
She told Wendy, "It's my friend Anthony's play and I am very big with
the gays. I love them, they love me and I'm Italian, gotta be in it. I'm
going to be the caterer."
NBC ORDERS SEQUEL TO 'ALICE IN WONDERLAND': NBC has given the green light to the drama pilot Wonderland. The show is set in a modern-day Wonderland and centers on Alice and a new character named Clara.
LINDSAY LOHAN IS TOO SICK TO ATTEND COURT HEARING: Lindsay Lohan's new lawyer Mark Heller
submitted a doctor's note to an L.A. court saying that Lindsay was
diagnosed with an upper respiratory infection on Saturday (January 26th)
and will not be able to appear before the judge on January 30th.
Strangely enough, Lindsay was photographed smoking cigarettes during an
all-day shopping spree in New York on the same day she was supposedly
JASON LONDON ARRESTED IN ARIZONA: Dazed and Confused actor Jason London
was arrested in Scottsdale, Arizona on Sunday morning after being
beaten to a pulp outside of a bar where allegedly assaulted a bouncer.
On his way to the station, Jason reportedly cursed out the officers and
pooped his pants out of revenge.
'JACKASS' STAR'S MUSIC VIDEO REMOVED FROM YOUTUBE: Jackass star Bam Margera
has been attempting to launch a rap career but his latest music video
has been censored by YouTube and removed from the site. The video
apparently contains incredibly graphic images of naked people including
shots of Margera trying to hydrate himself by drinking his own urine.
CRISS ANGEL OFFERING REWARD FOR STOLEN DOG: Magician Criss Angel
is offering a reward of $5,000 for the return of his stolen Yorkshire
Terrier. The dog was stolen from a Las Vegas pet store along with three
JIM CARREY AND STEVEN TYLER'S PDA: Jim Carrey and Steven Tyler
had a bit of fun with the paparazzi as they were leaving Madeo
restaurant in West Hollywood on Saturday (January 26th.) Carrey and the
Aerosmith front man walked hand in hand past the awaiting photographers
seemingly poking fun at the tabloids that will eventually run the photos
and ignite rumors.
SCANDALOUS ITEMS FOUND IN FORMER 'PENTHOUSE' FOUNDER'S STORAGE UNIT
Hedge funder Jeremy Frommer
hit the jackpot when he decided to buy up some unclaimed storage
lockers in Englewood, New Jersey. Frommer ended up with a treasure trove
of scandalous celebrity artifacts in the unit that belonged to the late
Penthouse publisher Bob Guccione.
According Page Six, the space housed unpublished nude photos of Madonna, Lauren Hutton, and a young Arnold Schwarzenegger allegedly engaged in a sex act. Jeremy also found correspondence between Guccione and people like Dick Cheney, the Unabomber, and a woman who claimed to be Fidel Castro's lover. There were also personal files detailing the publisher's decision to print the nude photos of Vanessa Williams which ended up costing her the Miss America crown.
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- Frommer has started to buy up more of Guccione's estate and has partnered with producer Rick Schwartz in order to preserve the deceased publisher's legacy and launch a potential exhibition.
- Guccione died in 2010.
DID LINDSAY LOHAN AND PAULY D HAVE A FLING?
may have a thing for DJs. Aside from her ex Samantha Ronson
revealed to Celebuzz
that Lilo and DJ Pauly D
made out at a club a while back.
The fling allegedly went down when the Jersey Shore
cast took a trip to California to promote the debut season of their show. Snooki told the site, "It
was the first time we were in L.A., and I feel like she was flirting
with Pauly -- and I feel like they made out. But that was like three
Snooki also defended the Mean Girls
star against all of the anti-Lindsay backlash in the media saying, "Personally,
I love Lindsay. I think she's a fun girl and she just made a few
mistakes, and people think she's the devil for it. That's life. Nobody's
perfect...It doesn't mean she's a bad person. I think she's awesome.
And she used to be a great actress -- hopefully one day she can get it
- Splash News caught up with Pauly D in Australia to ask him about the claim to which he responded, "Not my type."
JENNIFER LAWRENCE EMBARRASSED BY PARENTS AT SAG AWARDS
parents may have embarrassed their daughter at Sunday's (January 27th)
SAG Awards but how could they not be gleaming with excitement over all
the acclaim that their little girl has been getting? Gary and Karen Lawrence described just how ecstatic and emotional they were when talking to Entertainment Tonight backstage after their daughter's big win.
Jennifer's father said, "I feel like I've got the Secretariat in the Derby."
Mama Lawrence tearfully told ET, "I'm
so proud 'cause she's remained who she is throughout this whole process
and it hasn't changed her. That's what I'm proud of. I don't care if
she wins or loses necessarily, but because she won and she's stayed
strong and true to herself, that's what makes me proud."
The 22-year-old actress covered her face and seemed slightly mortified. She said, "Mom, stop crying! God, this is embarrassing."
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DAKOTA FANNING REFUSED TO SKINNY DIP WITH CO-STARS
Twilight actress Dakota Fanning admits that she was not adventurous enough to skinny dip with her Night Moves co-stars Peter Sarsgaard and Jesse Eisenberg. 18-year-old Fanning described the event to Glamour magazine saying she was just too embarrassed to do anything but watch.
trio went to check out Oregon's famous hot springs while taking a break
from filming and an employee informed them that clothing was optional
after 8pm. Dakota explained, "So we went in there, and everyone was so
comfortable being naked. They were so free. I just sat there and begged
to go back to the hotel... It was really fun. I just wanted to have a
bathing suit on." The young actress acknowledges that she is a reserved
person but sometimes she wishes she could be more like her sister Elle who "just lives life like no one is watching her."
- Night Moves arrives in theaters in September 2013.
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IS 'STORAGE WARS' RIGGED?
Network execs at A&E have filed an official response to David Hester's lawsuit from December which accuses the show Storage Wars
of being fake. The network is arguing that Hester is just bitter and
trying to paint himself as a whistleblower after failing to renegotiate
A&E stands by the authenticity of the show
despite Hester's claims that he was fired as a cast member for
confronting producers for planting memorabilia, scripting interviews
with the cast, and using footage of storage facilities when no auctions
were taking place. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the court
documents filed by the network last week accuse David of attempting to
distract from the real issues such as his "improper use of AETN's
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- The network is also arguing that Hester participated in the very acts that he claims to be "fraudulent" and "illegal."
OBAMA OUTLINES IMMIGRATION REFORM PROPOSALS: President Obama
yesterday (January 29th) outlined his proposals for immigration reform,
as he praised a bipartisan Senate plan announced a day earlier that's
similar, but left key details unresolved. Both proposals contain a path
to citizenship for people now in the country illegally, call for tighter
security at the borders, crack down on businesses that hire illegal
immigrants, and streamline the legal immigration system. Even as he
praised the Senate proposal, however, Obama warned that the debate would
be difficult, and pledged to send his own legislation to Capitol Hill
if lawmakers don't act quickly. One of the key differences between the
two plans is that the senators' proposal would make a path to
citizenship contingent on first securing the borders and improving the
tracking of people in the U.S. on visas, while Obama's doesn't. Another
is that, unlike the senators' plan, Obama's would allow same-sex
partners to seek visas under the same rules that govern other family
BRAZIL NIGHTCLUB FIRE STARTED BY FLARE BAND KNEW NOT FOR INDOOR USE:
A Brazilian police inspector leading the investigation into the
nightclub fire early Sunday in which 234 people were killed said at a
news conference Tuesday (January 29th) that the band whose pyrotechnics
display is believed to have started the fire by igniting flammable
insulating foam on the ceiling knowingly used flares meant for outdoor
use because they were cheaper. Inspector Marcelo Arigony, whose cousin
died in the fire, said the outdoor flares cost just $1.25 each, while an
indoor flare cost $35. Conditions in the Kiss nightclub contributed to
the high death toll, including a malfunctioning fire extinguisher, the
lack of either an alarm or a sprinkler system, being packed over
capacity with people, and the availability of only one working exit.
JUDGE OKAYS $4 BILLION CRIMINAL SETTLEMENT IN BP GULF OIL SPILL
- More than 120 people remain hospitalized, with dozens in critical condition.
- Prosecutors have said manslaughter charges could be filed.
A federal judge on Tuesday (January 29th) agreed to let British oil
company BP plead guilty to manslaughter for the deaths of 11 rig workers
in the 2010 Deepwater Horizon explosion and subsequent weeks-long oil
spill from the broken well in the Gulf of Mexico, as well as to lying to
Congress about the size of the spill, and pay a record $4 billion in
penalties. While that decision closes the criminal case, the federal
government still has civil claims against BP, and the company could have
to pay billions more for environmental damage from the spill. A series
of investigations have blamed the disaster on time-saving, cost-cutting
decisions by BP and its partners on the offshore well.
SENATE APPROVES KERRY AS SECRETARY OF STATE:
of the families of the rig workers who were killed or injured already
have settled their claims against BP through a separate process.
has also separately agreed to an estimated $7.8 billion settlement with
Gulf Coast residents and businesses who claim the spill cost them
The Senate approved John Kerry
, one of their own, yesterday (January 29th) to be President Obama's
new secretary of state on a 94-3 vote, replacing Hillary Clinton
, whose last day will be Friday. Those voting against Kerry, the Democratic senior senator from Massachusetts, were Republicans John Cornyn
and Ted Cruz
of Texas and James Inhofe
Oklahoma. The vote came five days after Kerry's hearing before the
Senate Foreign Relations Committee, a panel he'd chaired for the past
four years. The 69-year-old Kerry, a decorated Vietnam War veteran,
served in the Senate for 28 years, and was the Democrats' presidential
nominee in 2004. He's expected to be sworn in this week.
CALIFORNIA MAN ACCUSED OF FATALLY SHOOTING UROLOGIST IN EXAM ROOM:
A 75-year-old California man who's accused of fatally shooting a
urologist in his exam room on Monday (January 28th) suffered from
prostate problems and was angry about his incontinence after a recent
surgery, AP cited neighbors as saying Tuesday. Stanwood Fred Elkus was
jailed on $1 million bail after police say he shot 52-year-old Dr.
Ronald Franklin Gilbert multiple times at a medical office in Newport
Beach. Police wouldn't say if Gilbert was Elkus' doctor.
MAN ACCUSED OF KILLING IMMIGRANT WHO MISTAKENLY PULLED INTO HIS GEORGIA DRIVEWAY:
A 69-year-old Georgia man is facing murder charges after he allegedly
shot and killed a 22-year-old Cuban immigrant who mistakenly pulled into
his driveway because of incorrect GPS directions. Passengers in Rodrigo
Abad Diaz' car say they were on their way to pick up a friend to go ice
skating around 10 p.m. when their GPS led them to the wrong address. As
they waited in the driveway, Phillip Walker Sailors came out with a
gun. He fired one shot in the air, and then another that fatally struck
Diaz in the head as he was trying to back out of the driveway. Sailors'
lawyer says his client feared for his life, believing the people in the
car intended to stage a home invasion.
SOLDIER WHO LOST ALL FOUR LIMBS HAS SUCCESSFUL DOUBLE ARM TRANSPLANT:
A 26-year-old retired U.S. Army sergeant who lost all four of his limbs
in 2009 roadside bomb attack in Iraq left Johns Hopkins Hospital on
Tuesday (January 29th), six weeks after undergoing a successful rare
double arm transplant at the Baltimore medical center. Sergeant Brendan
Marrocco of Staten Island, New York, who is the first U.S. solider in
the Iraq and Afghanistan wars to survive losing both arms and legs, said
at a news conference, "I feel like I'm getting a second chance to start
over. I'm just looking forward to everything I would have wanted to do
over the last four years." He told reporters, "I hated having no arms. I
was alright with having no legs." Dr. W.P. Andrew Lee, who headed the
transplant team, said that although the surgery was successful, it will
be a few years before Marrocco's nerves regenerate and he regains
significant use of his arms. But Marrocco, who wheeled himself into the
news conference despite saying his right arm and both hands have little
or no feeling or movement, was in good spirits, saying, "We'll get
POLL: TWO-THIRDS OF AMERICANS SUPPORT WOMEN IN COMBAT:
A poll conducted after Defense Secretary Leon Panetta
lifted a longtime ban on women serving in front-line combat units last
Thursday (January 24th) found that two-thirds of Americans support the
decision. Sixty-six percent of those surveyed by the Pew Research Center
for the People & the Press and the Washington Post
back letting women serve in ground units that engage in close combat,
while 26 percent were opposed. Pew said that's little changed from a Washington Post
News survey two years ago. Nearly half, 49 percent, said allowing women
to serve in combat roles will not make much difference to military
effectiveness, while among those who said it will have an impact, 29
percent said it will improve effectiveness and 15 percent said it will
make it worse.
APPLE TRADEMARKS DESIGN OF ITS STORES:
Apple has trademarked the minimalist design and layout of its stores,
with the description of the trademarks granted including, quote, "a
clear glass storefront surrounded by a paneled facade" and an "oblong
table with stools . . . set below video screens flush mounted on the
back wall." The company had originally filed its request for this type
of trademark protection on the interiors of its stores -- known as
"trade dress" -- in May 2010, and it was just granted on January 22nd.
In 2003, Apple was granted a design patent on the floating glass
staircases featured in many of its retail stores.
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LEAFY GREENS ARE TOP SOURCE OF FOOD POISONING:
comprehensive new study from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
found that leafy greens like lettuce and spinach are the surprise top
source of food poisoning in the U.S. Approximately 48 million Americans
get sick from food poisoning each year -- roughly one in six of us --
and 3,000 of those people die. About one in five of the illnesses are
linked to leafy green vegetables, more than any other type of food, and
nearly half were attributed to produce in general, adding in fruits and
other vegetables. However, the CDC emphasized that the report shouldn't
be seen as discouraging people from eating fruits and vegetables,
instead they repeated the frequent advice to wash those foods or cook
them thoroughly before eating.
VIRGINIA MAY DROP LAW BANNING UNMARRIED COUPLES FROM LIVING TOGETHER:
It may be hard to believe, but there are still a few states where the
laws on the books make it illegal for couples to live together without
getting married. However, one of them, Virginia, may soon be changing
that, as state officials are considering a bill that would rescind the
law. The Washington Post
reports that Virginia's law, which dates
to the 1800s, states that it's illegal for, quote, "any persons, not
married to each other, [to] lewdly and lasciviously associate and
cohabit together," although it hasn't been enforced for decades.
RAY LEWIS FACES QUESTIONS ON DEER-ANTLER SPRAY REPORT:
Instead of talking about the Super Bowl on media day Tuesday (January 29th), Baltimore Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis
instead found himself facing questions about a Sports Illustrated
report that he used something called deer-antler spray to help speed up
his recovery from a torn right triceps he suffered in October. The
company which sells the product, Sports with Alternatives to Steroids,
reportedly said it contains a banned performance-enhancer connected to
human growth hormone. The Sports Illustrated
story also contended
that Lewis has been associated with the company for a couple of years.
The 37-year-old Lewis, who has announced that he'll retire after the
Super Bowl, declined to directly address the charge in any detail
Tuesday. He said, "I've been in this business 17 years, and nobody has
ever got up with me every morning and trained with me. Every test I've
ever took in the NFL -- there's never been a question of if I ever even
thought about using anything. So to even entertain stupidity like
NEW DOPING ACCUSATIONS AGAINST A-ROD: Alex Rodriguez
is in the middle of a doping investigation once again, after a Florida
newspaper reported Tuesday (January 29th) that the New York Yankees
third-baseman and baseball's highest-paid star was among several players
listed in the records of a Florida clinic that the paper said sold
performance-enhancing drugs. The Miami New Times
said that A-Rod
bought human growth hormone and other performance-enhancing substances
from 2009 to 2012 from Biogenesis of America, a now-closed anti-aging
clinic in Coral Cables run by Anthony Bosch. The newspaper said it had
records detailing purchases by Rodriguez, as well as Melky Cabrera
, who's now with the Toronto Blue Jays, the Oakland A's Bartolo Colon
, Nelson Cruz
of the Texans Rangers, the Washington Nationals' Gio Gonzalez
and Yasmani Grandal
of the San Diego Padres.
who is out for at least the first half of the season with a hip injury,
denied the charges, with a publicist releasing a statement that said,
"The news report about a purported relationship between Alex Rodriguez
and Anthony Bosch are not true. He was not Mr. Bosch's patient, he was
never treated by him and he was never advised by him. The purported
documents referenced in the story -- at least as they relate to Alex
Rodriguez -- are not legitimate." Major League Baseball said they are
investigating. After denying doping for years, A-Rod admitted in 2009
that he had used performance-enhancing drugs from 2001 to 2003, after a Sports Illustrated
report said he'd tested positive for two steroids in MLB's 2003
anonymous survey while with the Texas Rangers. He denied any doping
(Headline News, FYI and Sports stories were compiled in part from reports by the Associated Press and Reuters.)
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OFF BEAT BRIEFS
DRUNK MAN THOUGHT WIFE WAS BEING HELD HOSTAGE IN HOTEL ROOM: A
highly intoxicated man in Boaz, Alabama who thought his wife was being
held hostage at the Boaz Inn went on a rampage to try and save her.
Police arrested 38-year-old Anthony Dale Williams on Saturday (January
26th) after he threw a brick and a garbage can through one of the rooms'
windows to save his wife. According to authorities, his wife had been
at home the entire time. (chicago.barstoolsports.com)
MOMS USED KIDS TO STEAL FROM WALMART
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Two women in Jonesboro, Georgia were arrested after they used a child
car seat to steal from Walmart. Police said 23-year-old Krista Green and
24-year-old Latari Thomas hid the stolen merchandize in their kids' car
seat. Captain James Callaway told reporters, "(They) concealed
approximately 119 separate items valued at over $670. They concealed
these items, which is disturbing to us as a police department, under
their children's car carrier." Thomas' two young children, ages three
and one, were also along for the shoplifting spree. Police saw the whole
thing on the store's surveillance system and now the two women face
felony shoplifting charges. They were also charged with contributing to
the delinquency of a minor. (WSBTV.com)
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COUPLE RESCUE BABY DEER; FACE CHARGES
A couple in Connersville, Indiana who rescued an injured fawn said they
could face jail time for the good deed. Jeff and Jennifer Counceller
said they brought the injured baby deer -- dubbed Little Orphan Dani --
home and treated her wounds, then nursed her back to health for nearly
two years. One day someone from the Indiana Department of Natural
Resources came by and told them the state wanted to euthanize the deer
because she was a threat to humans. Councellor explained, "I was
devastated. I spent a year and several months nursing her into
adulthood, getting to the point where she was able to go out on her
own." The day Dani was scheduled to be euthanized she escaped from the
Counceller home. The couple could face misdemeanor charges for unlawful
possession of a deer which might mean jail time and/or fines up to
$2,000. The Councellors maintain that they did the right thing, no
matter what the law states. (UPI)
BUS DRIVER ACCIDENTALLY SHOWS HARD CORE PORN TO PASSENGERS
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WOMAN FINED FOR DROPPING SALT PACKET
A 24-year-ol woman in Wales said she was fined $538 for dropping a
small packet of salt while eating lunch in a parking lot. Laura Howells
was eating her KFC takeout when a council officer issued a $101 ticket.
She explained, "I felt sick when I found out how much it cost me -- it
was only a salt sachet. I was eating lunch in the car and must have
dropped it by accident. I am not the type of person who ever litters."
She tried fighting it in court but ended up with a larger fine of $538
after being tried under the Environmental Protection Act. (The Sun)COOL RANCH DORITOS TACOS COMING SOON: Check out this tweet from @CBSThisMorning