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Tootie from “The Facts of Life” Had a Baby Yesterday
KIM FIELDS . . . a.k.a. Tootie from “The Facts of Life” . . . had a baby boy yesterday. This is the second child for Kim and her husband. They named him Quincy Xavier. They also have a 6-year-old son.
They’d actually been trying to get pregnant again for a few years. Kim suffered two miscarriages in between kids. She’s 44 years old.
Jennifer Lawrence, Sarah Silverman and a Woman from the “Blurred Lines” Video Made “GQ’s” Year in Babes List
“GQ” has released something called the Year In Babes list . . . and it includes Jennifer Lawrence, Sarah Silverman and Emily Ratajkowski from Robin Thicke’s“Blurred Lines” video . . . who appears to be their favorite.
Jennifer Lawrence Confuses “Arachnophobia” with “Alcoholism”
JENNIFER LAWRENCE seems to have that “adorable, scatterbrained” thing down to a “T”. Like in a recent interview with “OK!” magazine in which she got tripped up over the word for the fear of spiders.
She was talking about encountering spiders on the set of “Catching Fire”. She said, quote, “Everybody told me there were no spiders, so when I saw three, I started crying. Jungles are not easy when you’re afraid of everything
“I think I am a legitimate alcoholic. No, what’s it called? An arachnophobic.”
Seven Stars Who Were Bullied
“The National Enquirer” has collected horror stories from celebrities who were bullied as kids . . . including Sandra Bullock, Tiger Woods, Robert Pattinson, Tom Cruise, Lady Gaga and Miley Cyrus.
SANDRA BULLOCK spent part of her childhood in Europe. When she returned to the U.S. in junior high, she was in the middle of puberty and had a lisp. She says, quote, “I was not well-liked. I called it ass-kicking . . . they now call it bullying.”
She adds, quote, “I’ve made peace with the fact that the things I thought were weaknesses or flaws were just me. I like them.”
TIGER WOODS was attacked by sixth-graders on his first day of kindergarten . . . quote, “They tied me to a tree, spray-painted the N-word on me and threw rocks at me . . . I had to outrun all these kids while going home.”
You just know LADY GAGA was always different. She says, quote, “I was called really horrible, profane names very loudly in front of huge crowds of people, and my schoolwork suffered at one point. I was so ashamed of who I was.”
TOM CRUISE learned how to fight back against bullies. He says, quote, “Your heart’s pounding, you sweat, and you feel like you’re going to vomit . . . but I know if I don’t hit that guy hard, he’s going to pick on me all year.”
JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE got picked on because he didn’t play sports . . . quote, “I got slurs all the time because I was into music and art. I was an outcast in a lot of ways.
“But everything that you get picked on for, or you feel makes you weird, is essentially what’s going to make you sexy as an adult.”
ROBERT PATTINSON also took crap for being into the arts. Quote, “I got beaten up by a lot of people when I was younger . . . [behaving like an actor] apparently provoked a lot of people into hitting me.”
MILEY CYRUS got pushed around by the bigger girls growing up in Tennessee. She says, quote, “They took it beyond bullying. I was scrawny and short. They were fully capable of doing me bodily harm.”
Yahoo’s Year-End Search Results
Yahoo has released its year-end search results. More people searched for MILEY CYRUS than anything else in 2013. She was followed by KIM KARDASHIAN. JUSTIN BIEBER finished 10th, and was the most popular guy on the list.
1. Miley Cyrus
2. Kim Kardashian
3. Kate Upton
5. Selena Gomez
7. Amanda Bynes
8. Murderer Jodi Arias
9. iPhone 5
10. Justin Bieber
Jason Biggs Slammed an L.A. Coffee Shop for Exploiting Paul Walker’s Death
JASON BIGGS called out an L.A. coffee shop that put out two tip jars with “Fast and Furious”, and “Varsity Blues” on them. Those are both PAUL WALKER movies, and the point is that customers vote which one they like better by putting their tip in the corresponding jar. Biggs Tweeted a picture of the jars and suggested they were “exploitive and in poor taste”.
Nobody Wanted to Make the First “Anchorman” . . . And the First Test Audiences Didn’t Like It
As we weather a massive storm of publicity for the upcoming “Anchorman” sequel, it’s hard to believe that the first movie was anything but a MONSTER HIT. Well, it wasn’t. And it almost didn’t even get made in the first place.
WILL FERRELL says, quote, “From the start, we had every indication that it wouldn’t work. Studios didn’t get it. Nobody wanted to make it . . . it didn’t test well with audiences at all, and nobody knew how to market it.”
He adds, quote, “The first one was such a crap-shoot in a way, and so is this one really. We’ll see what happens. It’s either going to be a horrible mistake, or maybe what we’ve done, which is hard to do, is pull off a sequel as satisfying as the first movie.”
Will Ferrell Almost Had an Entirely Different News Team in the First “Anchorman”
WILL FERRELL would have been surrounded by an entirely different news team in the first “Anchorman”, if not for a few casting changes. The team almost consisted of John C. Reilly, Chris Parnell and Ben Stiller, instead of David Koechner, Steve Carell and Paul Rudd.
Wednesday TV Reminders:
• “Christmas in Rockefeller Center” . . . 8:00 to 9:00 P.M. on NBC. Mariah Carey, Mary J. Blige, Babyface, the Goo Goo Dolls and Kelly Clarkson perform for the 81st annual tree lighting. It’s hosted by Al Roker and Savannah Guthrie.
• “The X Factor”. . . 8:00 to 10:00 P.M. on Fox. The top six artists perform.
• “Mob City” [Part 1 of 3] . . . 9:00 to 11:00 P.M. on TNT. Ed Burns and Jeremy Luke star as part of a task force trying to take down notorious crime lords Bugsy Siegel and Mickey Cohen. Part 2 airs a week later on December 11th.
• “SNL Christmas” . . . 9:00 to 11:00 P.M. on NBC. Holiday-themed sketches from the cast of “Saturday Night Live”.
• “Kirstie” [Series Premiere] . . . 10:00 to 10:30 P.M. on TV Land. Kirstie Alley plays a famous Broadway actress confronted by the son she once gave up for adoption. It also stars Rhea Perlman and Michael Richards.
• “Call Me Fitz” [4th Season Finale] . . . 10:00 to 11:00 P.M. on DirecTV.
Tonight’s Late Night Talk Shows:
• “Letterman” – Woody Harrelson (“Free Birds”) and 2013 World Series MVP David Ortiz. Music Guest: The Wanted. (REPEAT)
• “Jimmy Kimmel” – Benedict Cumberbatch (The dragon Smaug in “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug”). Music Guest: R. Kelly.
• “The Tonight Show” – Melissa McCarthy (“Mike & Molly”) and Andy Cohen (“Watch What Happens: Live”). Music Guest: Empire of the Sun. (REPEAT)
• “Jimmy Fallon” – Orlando Bloom (Broadway’s “Romeo and Juliet”), Elvis Costello, and the 7-year-old golfers from the documentary “The Short Game“. (REPEAT)
• “Carson Daly” – Comedian Eric Andre. Music Guest: Chrome Sparks. (REPEAT)
• “Arsenio” – Alyssa Milano (“Project Runway All-Stars”) and comedian Charlie Murphy. Music Guest: Ne-Yo.
• “Conan” – Evangeline Lilly (“The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug”) and Ben Stiller (“The Secret Life of Walter Mitty”). Music Guest: The Naked and Famous.
• “Craig Ferguson” – Aisha Tyler and author Bruce McCall (“This Land Was Made for You and Me (But Mostly Me): Billionaires in the Wild”).
• “Chelsea Lately” – Orlando Bloom (“The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug”).
• “Jon Stewart” – Director Jehane Noujaim (documentary “The Square”).
• “The Colbert Report” – Bryan Stevenson, founder of the Equal Justice Initiative.
Merriam-Webster’s Word of the Year Is . . . Science?
Merriam-Webster announced their Word of the Year yesterday. And it’s . . . SCIENCE. Searches for “science” are up 176% from 2012. They think it’s because science has been, quote, “lurking behind the headlines” this year during political debates on subjects like climate change and education.
The Most Popular Baby Names of 2013 Are “Jackson” and “Sophia” . . . No One but Kim and Kanye Named Their Baby “North”
According to BabyCenter.com, the top name for boys this year was Jackson, followed by Aiden, Liam, Lucas, and Noah. The top name for girls was Sophia for the fourth year in a row, followed by Emma, Olivia, Isabella, and Mia.
Walmart’s Top Selling Item on Black Friday Was . . . Towels?
According to Walmart, their top selling item on Black Friday was . . . towels. They offered one bath towel or a pack of six washcloths for $1.74, and sold 2.8 million. They also sold two million TVs.
What’s the Most Messed Up or Embarrassing Christmas Gift You Ever Received?
: What’s the most messed up or embarrassing Christmas gift you ever received? A few of the best ones we’ve heard are an uncle giving his nephew his beard in a Ziploc bag . . . a gift card to a lingerie store from grandma . . . and a bag of shredded cheese from an aunt.
A New App Figures Out Which Facebook Friends Hate You
There’s a new web app called Hate With Friends, where you go through your Facebook friends and pick the ones you secretly HATE. Then, if that person uses Hate With Friends and also picks YOU, you get an alert that your hatred is mutual.
The Men of North Dakota Are Largest in the Pants . . . the Men of Mississippi Are the Smallest
An online condom store just ranked the U.S. states by JUNK SIZE . . . based on how many men from each state ordered LARGE-SIZE CONDOMS this year. The men with the largest junk are in North Dakota, Rhode Island, and South Dakota . . . the men with the smallest junk are in Mississippi, Hawaii, and Arkansas.
What’s Your Biggest Complaint About Restaurants?
According to a new survey, our most common complaint about restaurants is . . . they’re TOO NOISY. It just beat out bad service and high prices. And overall, the average American goes out to eat 4.4 times per week.
A Drowning Man Is Saved Thanks to a “Hipster Scarf”
Early Sunday morning, a 38-year-old in Berlin saw someone drowning in a canal. Fortunately, he was wearing a, quote, “over-long, hipster scarf,” threw it to the guy, and managed to pull him out of the canal. The guy turned out to be a 22-year-old American tourist, and he was hospitalized with hypothermia.
Marisa Tomei – 49 (Still a MINX OF THE FIRST ORDER! Don’t believe me? Check out her stripping in “The Wrestler”. Megan Fox can only PRAY she’s that sexy at 49.)
Lila McCann – 32 (Country singer who hasn’t had a hit since the Clinton administration.)
Tyra Banks – 40 (Proud owner of one of the greatest five-heads in all of entertainment.)
Kevin Sussman – 43 (Stuart Bloom on “The Big Bang Theory”.)
Jay-Z – 44 (Real name: Shawn Carter. Shoe size: 10. Former job: Kentucky Fried Chicken cashier. Biggest accomplishment: Getting Beyoncé to look past his Joe Camel face and marry him! Second biggest: Their daughter Blue Ivy.)
Fred Armisen – 47 (Former “SNL” cast member who used to play President Obama. You can also check him out on “Portlandia” on IFC.)
Chelsea Noble – 49 (She gets to nail Superstar KIRK CAMERON . . . ANYTIME SHE WANTS TO! But probably only in the “missionary” position. That’s the “Way of the Master.”) (Back in the day, she played his girlfriend Kate on “Growing Pains”, then she married him, both on and off the show.)
Gary Rossington – 62 (Lynyrd Skynyrd guitarist who had quintuple bypass surgery in 2003. He’s the last remaining original member of the band.)
Jeff Bridges – 64 (THE DUDE! “His dudeness, duder, or El Duderino if you’re not into the whole brevity thing.” If you STILL haven’t seen “The Big Lebowski”, RENT IT! He also does a halfway decent imitation of a country singer. Good enough to earn him a Best Actor Oscar for “Crazy Heart”.)
Max Baer, Jr. – 76 (Jethro on the “Beverly Hillbillies”.)
WINK MARTINDALE! – 79 (Amazing host of “Tic Tac Dough”!)
Dennis Wilson – (1944 – 1983) (Beach Boys drummer and the only one who actually surfed.)
Victor French – (1934 – 1989) (Mr. Edwards on “Little House on the Prairie”, Mark Gordon on “Highway to Heaven” AND Agent 44 on “Get Smart”.)
Pappy Boyington – (1912 – 1988) (Real life pilot and leader of World War 2′s “Black Sheep Squadron”. Some of you remember that classic TV show of the same name, starring Robert Conrad . . . the rest of you have NO IDEA what I’m talking about.)
Chester Greenwood – (1858 – 1937) (Invented earmuffs at the age of 15! He went on to become a millionaire. He didn’t take drugs.)
CRAZY HORSE – (1845 – 1877) (The last great Sioux Indian tribal chief.) (Did you know: For more than 50 years, sculptors have worked on the Crazy Horse Monument, a Mt. Rushmore-style carving in the mountains of South Dakota. IT’S HUGE.)
Countdown to Upcoming Events
• 9 days to “The Hobbit: Part 2″
• 21 days until Christmas
• 60 days until Super Bowl 48
• 65 days to the Winter Olympics
• 72 days to Valentine’s Day
• 1,143 days left of “Hope and Change”
184 years ago . . . in 1829 - Britain abolished the ancient Indian (dots, not feathers) practice of “SUTTEE” . . . in which a widow would BURN HERSELF TO DEATH on her husband’s funeral pyre!!!
83 years ago . . . in 1930 – THE VATICAN APPROVED THE “RHYTHM METHOD” OF BIRTH CONTROL. (???)
57 years ago . . . in 1956 – ELVIS PRESLEY, JOHNNY CASH, CARL PERKINS and JERRY LEE LEWIS recorded some tunes together at Sun Studio in Memphis. The recordings were released 25 years later under the title, “The Million Dollar Quartet”.
34 years ago . . . in 1979 – Our LIZA MINNELLI entered into her third marriage . . . this time with some clown named Mark Gero. They divorced in 1992, and then Liza found temporary true love with 100% heterosexual DAVID GEST.
33 years ago . . . in 1980 - Two months after the death of drummer JOHN BONHAM, the remaining members of LED ZEPPELIN announced the end of the group, explaining that out of respect for their fallen friend, they could no longer carry on as the Led Zeppelin.
(Nowadays, only Robert Plant still feels that way. But SCREW HIM. We want more Zeppelin!!! Besides, they have Bonham’s kid on drums. That should be good enough.)
20 years ago . . . in 1993 - FRANK ZAPPA died of prostate cancer at the age of 52.
16 years ago . . . in 1997 - The NBA suspended LATRELL SPREWELL (then of the Golden State Warriors) for one year for CHOKING AND THREATENING TO KILL his coach, P.J. Carlesimo, three days earlier. An arbitrator later reduced the suspension.
7 years ago . . . in 2006 - An adult GIANT SQUID was captured on video for the first time in Japan.