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Kate Winslet Will Not Sign Her Nude “Titanic” Sketch
KATE WINSLET says the nude sketch of her from “Titanic” still “haunts” her. People even try to get her to sign it, but she won’t. She says, quote, “If feels very uncomfortable. Why would you do that? . . . I didn’t mean for it to be a photograph that I would end up seeing still 17 years later.”
Miley Cyrus Is Not Pregnant . . . and Her Dog Is Dead
“Life & Style” magazine claims MILEY CYRUS is “pregnant and scared” . . . but her rep says it’s, quote, “absolutely not true.” In actual Miley news, she’s mourning the death of her dog, Floyd. She Tweeted, quote, “I know I don’t mean it, but I wish he would’ve taken me with him. This is unbearable.”
Did Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin Have an Open Marriage? Here’s Who They Supposedly Slept With
Sources say GWYNETH PALTROW and CHRIS MARTIN had an OPEN MARRIAGE . . . and both of them took advantage of that. Martin has been linked to Kate Bosworth, Helena Christensen and Kate Hudson. And Gwyneth has reportedly nailed “Glee” producer Brad Falchuk, a billionaire named Jeffrey Soffer, and attorney Kevin Yorn.
80-Year-Old Willard Scott Got Married
80-year-old former “Today” show weatherman WILLARD SCOTT is off the market, ladies. He married his longtime girlfriend Paris Keena on Tuesday in Fort Myers, Florida.
They’ve known each other for 36 years, but they didn’t start dating until a little while after Willard’s first wife Mary died in 2002. (Check out some pictures of Willard and Paris here.)
Kirsten Dunst Believes in Old-Fashioned Gender Roles
Not everyone in Hollywood is totally progressive. Take KIRSTEN DUNST. Her view on gender roles is kind of “Leave It to Beaver”. She tells the British edition of “Harper’s Bazaar”, quote, “I feel like the feminine has been a little undervalued.
“We all have to get our own jobs and make our own money, but staying at home, nurturing, being the mother, cooking . . . it’s a valuable thing my mum created. And sometimes, you need your knight in shining armor.
“I’m sorry. You need a man to be a man and a woman to be a woman. That’s why relationships work.”
Sexy Pictures of Famous People
1. KIM KARDASHIAN did that “standing in the water wet hair flip” thing, and she pretty much nailed it. (Check out a video and a still pic here.)
2. (NC-17) What is it with NIPPLES at the “Kids Choice Awards”? First, LEA MICHELE showed one off under her see-through top. Now we have pictures of a VICTORIA JUSTICE nip-slip. (Who needs the “VMAs”? This is obviously the show to watch!)
3. Here’s a SOPHIA BUSH camel toe. No joke here. Too easy.
4. KATE UPTON had sort of a Marilyn Monroe look going at the premiere of her upcoming movie “The Other Woman”.
5. NATALIE DORMER from “Game of Thrones” posed topless . . . but strategically covered . . . in “GQ”.
6. I don’t know if you’ve ever noticed, but PITBULL’S bulge is kind of intimidating.
7. Former “Sopranos”minx LORRAINE BRACCO has lost a bunch of weight and she’s looking good.
Did Bradley Cooper Save Obamacare?
Politico.com says that BRADLEY COOPER helped SAVE OBAMACARE . . . because it was his idea to have PRESIDENT OBAMA appear on ZACH GALIFIANAKIS’ web show, “Between Two Ferns”. That appearance led to a 40% spike in traffic to Healthcare.gov.
Did NFL Legend Rosey Grier Expose Himself to His Neighbor?
NFL legend ROSEY GRIER is being accused of exposing himself to his neighbor and sexually assaulting her. The woman, who also worked as his manager, says Rosey approached her COMPLETELY NUDE. On another occasion, he shoved his hand down her pants and groped her privates.
Brooke Burke-Charvet Crashed Her Maserati . . . and She Blamed It on a Faulty Steering Wheel
BROOKE BURKE-CHARVET crashed her black Maserati yesterday morning. Apparently, the police suspected that she might have been drinking, because they administered a field sobriety test . . . but she PASSED. Brooke claims the crash was caused by a “faulty steering wheel.”
The Mother of Beyoncé’s Homeless Half-Brother Wants Them to Meet
Four years ago, BEYONCÉ’S father had an affair with a woman, and she had a son. She isn’t happy with the declining child support payments that she’s getting . . . and she claims she’s HOMELESS . . . so now she wants Beyoncé to meet her half-brother. Is this just a ploy for money?
Will Leonardo DiCaprio Appear Onstage With the Metal Band Meshuggah?
This could be a late April Fools Day joke, but sources say LEONARDO DICAPRIO will appear onstage with the Swedish metal band MESHUGGAH when they play New York City in June.
This supposedly came about because of a 15-second mash-up between a Meshuggah song and a scene from “The Wolf of Wall Street” that went viral.
The Average Actor Makes $89,000 A Year?
ROBERT DOWNEY JR. made $75 million last year. Not surprisingly, that’s an above-average salary for an actor. But just HOW above average is it? WAY above average.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the AVERAGE 2013 salary for your Hollywood types, including actors, directors and producers, was $89,000. That’s $42.80 an hour.
The median salary is even lower: $30.48. And the median for actors specifically is lower still: $22.15.
Wild Theory: Is “Breaking Bad” a Prequel to “The Walking Dead”?
Is “Breaking Bad” a very clever and subtle PREQUEL to “The Walking Dead”? The same Dodge Challenger is in both shows, and is connected to a character named Glenn. Also, “Breaking Bad’s” blue meth may have appeared in “The Walking Dead”.
Thursday TV Reminders:
• “Once Upon a Time in Wonderland” [Series Finale] . . . 8:00 to 9:00 P.M. on ABC. Alice and the Genie’s confrontation with Jafar brings the spin-off to an end.
But the good news is that the Knave of Hearts from “Wonderland” will join the cast of the original “Once Upon a Time” next season. (Full Story)
• “American Idol” [Results Show] . . . 9:00 to 9:30 P.M. on Fox. Daughtry performs and one more contestant is voted off.
• “Hollywood Game Night” . . . from 9:00 to 10:00 P.M. on NBC. Jenna Elfman, Donald Faison, Bob Harper, Ellie Kemper, Joel Madden and Molly Shannon are this week’s celebrities.
Tonight’s Late Night Talk Shows:
• “The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon” – Daniel Radcliffe, Cedric the Entertainer, and Travie McCoy.
• “Late Night with Seth Meyers” – Whoopi Goldberg, Judd Apatow, and John Mulaney.
• “Letterman” – Johnny Depp (“Transcendence”).
• “Jimmy Kimmel” – Emma Stone, Jeff Perry, and Schoolboy Q.
• “Carson Daly” – Diego Luna. Plus: Deap Vally, and Afflicted.
• “Arsenio” – T.I. and MMA minx Gina Carano pimps her movie “In the Blood”.
• “Conan” – Charles Barkley and Lyle Lovett.
• “Craig Ferguson” – Ashton Kutcher, and Roddy Hart & the Lonesome Fire (Repeat)
• “Chelsea Lately” – Don Cheadle.
• “Jon Stewart” – Soccer superstar Pele.
• “The Colbert Report” – Mark Mazzetti, author of “The Way of the Knife”.
Five Random Facts For Thursday
1. The mascots on kids’ cereal boxes, like Tony the Tiger, are drawn so their eyes are looking slightly DOWNWARD. That’s a sales trick to make sure that if the boxes are on a high or middle shelf at the grocery store, the mascot is making eye contact with kids.
2. The most popular salad dressing in the U.S. is . . . RANCH, by far. Blue cheese is second.
3. There’s only ONE PIG in the entire country of Afghanistan. His name is Khunzir and he’s in the Kabul Zoo. Since it’s an Islamic country where they don’t eat pork and aren’t even allowed to TOUCH pigs, there’s no need for any other pigs.
4. In the “X-Men” movie in 2000, the mansion where Professor Xavier lived and trained his mutant students is the same mansion where they filmed “Billy Madison”. It’s called Parkwood Estate, and it’s just outside Toronto.
5. Not a single NBA player has ever had the jersey number 69.
Science Figured Out the Five Most Effective Ways to Flirt
Science has finally done something USEFUL . . . and figured out the most effective ways to FLIRT. The best thing you can do is touch someone’s FACE . . . as long as you don’t do it in a creepy way. The next best moves are to touch their shoulder, waist, and forearm . . . or to go out of your way to compliment them.
Five Things Women Say That Make Guys Run the Other Way
What’s something a woman can say that will make you run the other way? A few of the most popular RED FLAGS are: “I expect to be treated like a princess” . . . “I can’t wait to get married so I don’t have to look good any more” . . . and “You don’t need to wear a condom.”
The Top Five Body Insecurities For Men and Women
A new survey figured out the top BODY INSECURITIES for men and women. For both, the top two insecurities are being overweight and having yellow teeth. Men also worry about balding and man boobs . . . women worry about cellulite and bags under their eyes.
Jogging More Than a Few Hours a Week Will Kill You?
Too much jogging can kill you? A new study found that people who run for more than a few hours a week have similar lifespans to people who NEVER EXERCISE. People who get a moderate amount of exercise but don’t overdo it live the longest. The researchers don’t know exactly WHY too much running is bad for you . . . the best theory is it causes too much wear and tear on the body.
The Average Person Between 18 and 34 Spends Four Hours a Day Wearing Headphones
According to a new survey, the average person between 18 and 34 spends FOUR HOURS a day wearing headphones. 53% own at least three pairs . . . 73% admit they sometimes wear them to avoid talking to people . . . and 62% would rather go a day without ANY human interaction than a day without music.
When You Apply For a Job, You’re Most Likely to Screw It Up in the Interview
When you apply for a job, the place where you’re most likely to screw things up is . . . your interview, by FAR. A new survey asked 2,100 CFOs where job applicants are most likely to screw things up, and 43% said the interview . . . 19% said the resume . . . 11% said an interview follow-up . . . and 10% said the cover letter.
The Average Orthodontist Makes More Than the Average CEO . . . and Five More Facts About Salaries
Here are a few random facts about jobs and pay. Anesthesiologists and surgeons have the highest average salaries. The median salary for all jobs is $42,790. And the average orthodontist makes more than the average CEO.
A Soldier Teaches His Daughter to Keep Her Room Clean . . . By Moving Her Entire Room Onto the Driveway
A soldier in Georgia was sick of his teenage daughter leaving her room a mess. So on Monday, while she was at school . . . he moved EVERYTHING out of her bedroom and onto the driveway. He also put up a sign that said, quote, “Haley, room moved to driveway. Clean it next time.” And apparently she got the message.
Amanda Bynes is 28 and somewhat sane again. Penny Pingleton in the “Hairspray” remake. She also played Jennie Garth’s sister on the WB’s “What I Like About You” . . . and pretends to be her own twin brother in “She’s the Man”.
Jennie Garth is 42. Minx who played Amanda Bynes’ sister on the WB’s “What I Like About You“. She WAS Kelly on “Beverly Hills 90210″.
Paris Jackson is 16. Beautiful daughter of Debbie Rowe and . . . somebody. (???)
Leona Lewis is 29. British singer devoid of personality but blessed with good looks, a great voice, and high-quality songwriters.
Cobie Smulders is 32. Robin on “How I Met Your Mother”. She’s played S.H.I.E.L.D agent Maria Hill in the “The Avengers” and she’ll be back as Agent Hill in the next Captain America movie and in the Avengers sequel “The Age of Ultron”.
Adam Scott is 41. Ben Wyatt on “Parks and Recreation”. He was also Will Ferrell’s old brother Derek in “Step Brothers”.
Jamie Bamber is 41. Apollo on “Battlestar Galactica”.
Sebastian Bach is 46. SKID ROW. He’s so badass that he had a recurring role on “The Gilmore Girls”.
Mike Ness is 52. Lead singer of Social Distortion.
Eddie Murphy is 53. Worst actor of the decade, according to the Razzies.
David Hyde Pierce is 55. Out-of-the-closet STUD who was Niles Crane on “Frasier”. He’s great in the 2010 horror flick “The Perfect Host”. If you like him, make sure you check it out.
Alec Baldwin is 56. Rage-aholic who played Jack Donaghy on “30 Rock”. Also THE star of “Thomas and the Magic Railroad”!
Tony Orlando (sans Dawn) is 70.
Wayne Newton is 72.
Billy Joe Royal is 72. Biggest hit: “Down in the Boondocks”.
Doris Day: Dead or Alive? ALIVE! She’s 90 today.
Marlon Brando (1924 – 2004)
Lyle Alzado (1949 – 1992) ‘Roid-raging NFL star. Officially, he died of brain cancer, but he may have actually died of AIDS that he got from a tainted needle he used to shoot ‘roids.
Jan Berry from Jan & Dean. (1941 – 2004)
Country Hall of Famer Don Gibson. (1928 – 2003)
IRON EYES CODY (1907 – 1999) You made him shed that single tear with your littering. Would it make you feel any better to know that Iron Eyes Cody’s real name was Espera DiCorti, and that he was the son of two Italian immigrants?
Washington Irving (1783 – 1859) American author who wrote “Rip Van Winkle” and the “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow”.
Countdown to Upcoming Events
• 1 day to “Captain America 2″
• 3 days to “Game of Thrones”
• 3 days until the ACM Awards
• 12 days until your Taxes are Due
• 17 days to Easter Sunday
• 1,023 days left of “Hope and Change”
154 years ago . . . In 1860, the legendary PONY EXPRESS began service between Missouri and California.
132 years ago . . . In 1882, JESSE JAMES was shot in the back by his own cousin and gang-member Robert Ford, who reportedly sold him out for a $10,000 reward.
61 years ago . . . In 1953, “TV Guide” first hit newsstands. It sold for 15 cents a copy. The first cover featured DESI JR., the son of LUCILLE BALL and DESI ARNAZ.
55 years ago . . . In 1959, the BBC totally stamped out all juvenile delinquency forever when it banned the COASTERS classic “Charlie Brown” because it contained the word “spitball”.
46 years ago . . . In 1968, “2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY” WAS RELEASED!
36 years ago . . . In 1978, at the 50th Academy Awards, WOODY ALLEN won Best Director for “Annie Hall”, beating out STEVEN SPIELBERG for “Close Encounters Of The Third Kind” and GEORGE LUCAS for “Star Wars”.
25 years ago . . . In 1989, PEPSI dumped MADONNA as its spokeswoman, after the video for “Like A Prayer” took heat from the Vatican for being “blasphemous”.
20 years ago . . . In 1994, country singer TRACY LAWRENCE was charged with aggravated assault in Nashville . . . for firing a revolver in the air to scare away some ruffian-type hooligans who flipped him off on the freeway.
18 years ago . . . In 1996, the UNABOMBER, Theodore Kaczynski, was finally arrested. Between 1978 and 1995, he sent 16 mail bombs across the country, which killed three people and wounded another 23. He’s now serving a life sentence without the possibility of parole.
16 years ago . . . In 1998, DAVE NAVARRO left the RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS.
12 years ago . . . In 2002, the lovely TAWNY KITAEN was charged with misdemeanor counts of spousal abuse and battery for laying the smackdown on her second husband, former Major League pitcher CHUCK FINLEY. (He filed for divorce three days after her arrest.)
10 years ago . . . In 2004, BECK married MARISSA RIBISI. Today is their 9th Anniversary.
(Marissa Ribisi is the sister of Giovanni Ribisi. She’s also the “redhead” who Matthew McConaughey wanted to give his business to in “Dazed and Confused”.)
Six years ago . . . In 2008, MARIAH CAREY broke Elvis’ record for number one hit singles in the U.S. when “Touch My Body” became her 18th song to top the charts.