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THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW- Tues 5/14/13

That really ugly flight attendant on a flight to Malaysia Saturday night? None other than Sir Richard Branson, wearing a skirt and in full makeup, paying off a bet.

It's now official -- when Jimmy Fallon moves to "The Tonight Show" to take over for Jay Leno next spring, Seth Myers will grab Jimmy's old time slot.

NBC will overhaul its Thursday lineup in the fall, debuting three new comedies including "The Michael J. Fox Show."

Barbara Walters announced yesterday on "The View" that she'll be retiring for good next summer, in 2014.

The Wall Street Journal says that, since 1990, clothes prices in the U.S. have gone up 10%. Food prices, on the other hand, during that same time period, have gone up 82%!

The I.R.S. says that Beyonce's dad owes $1.2 million in taxes.

The Rolling Stones were performing in Vegas Sunday night when they were joined on stage by Katy Perry to sing "Beast of Burden."

A new study claims that 45% of teens text while driving.

Sugarland singer Jennifer Nettles shared a photo of her 5-month-old baby on her website on Sunday.

Samsung says they're getting closer to a wireless phone breakthrough that will make LTE seem slow.

If you're keeping track, Wyoming has the lowest beer taxes in the U.S.

"Today Show" co-host Savannah Guthrie got engaged to marry her boyfriend of four years, Michael Feldman, who proposed over this Mother's Day weekend.

"Top Chef" will head to moving to New Orleans next season.

Say it isn't so -- Taco Bell is working on waffle taco?

Aretha Franklin has canceled appearances in Chicago and Connecticut later this month under a doctor's recommendation for an undisclosed ailment.

"Today" show co-host Savannah Guthrie is now engaged to boyfriend, Mike Feldman, who proposed to her during a tropical vacation.

ABC has canceled "Happy Endings," Delaney's Body Of Proof, Sarah Chalke's "How To Live With Your Parents (For The Rest Of Your Life), Reba McEntire's "Malibu Country" and Radha Mitchell's "Red Widow."

FOX has given the go-ahead to bring back Kiefer Sutherland and "24" next summer.

Nearly 700 people thus far have registered to run for president of Iran. [And you thought our presidential debates were too long.]

AIRPLANE HANDGUN SMUGGLE PLAN IS FOILED BY FEDS _ Kerry Lee Bobo apparently thought that a pistol wrapped in aluminum foil would be undetectable to airport X-ray machines -- and he's now facing a federal criminal charge for allegedly trying to smuggle the loaded weapon on a flight from San Francisco to Europe. In addition to the foil-wrapped gun, TSA screeners also found a taser. During questioning, Bobo said that he was continuing on to Nairobi from Amsterdam and had packed the gun "to protect himself from animals while in Kenya."

QUESTIONABLE TRAFFIC ADVICE _ Someone hijacked a portable traffic sign in Winter Park, Florida, and changed a construction message to "Smoke weed erryday." Note the spelling error -- which likely indicates our signjacker was taking his own advice.

SNOOKI LAUNCHES SUNGLASSES LINE FOR KIDS _ After releasing her own tanning products, footwear and even soda, Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi will now launch a line of sunglasses for kids. The mini shades collection took inspiration from her 9-month-old baby boy, Lorenzo.

TODAY IS CHICKEN DANCE DAY _ Ready to do the Chicken Dance together? Alright, here we go!

According to a new survey by Purina, men and women both think dogs are better at relationships than their partner.  14% of men say their dog shows them more affection . . . 31% of women say their dog is a better listener . . . and 61% of women tell their dog their problems.

A new study ranked the 14 major U.S. job categories by the number of sick days the average worker takes.  Doctors take the fewest . . . and cops, barbers, and waiters take the most. 

Over the weekend, an American Airlines pilot diverted a flight from L.A. to New York and landed in Kansas City . . . because a female passenger wouldn't stop belting out WHITNEY HOUSTON songs.  The woman was arrested . . . and sang "I Will Always Love You" as cops escorted her off the plane.  She ended up being released without charges.

“One Ticket to Farhamptin, please!” with that sentence viewers got their first look at “the mother” in last night’s “How I Met Your Mother.” After 8 years she was revealed in the season finale last night. The series has one more season.

NEW ON DVD _ Released May 14

Cloud Atlas 

Texas Chainsaw

Liz & Dick

Dexter Season 7

Roseanne: The Complete Series

3rd Rock From the Sun - The Complete Series

That 70s Show - The Complete Series

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