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THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW- Fri 6/07/13

Jesse Tyler Ferguson from "Modern Family" started an organization called "Tie the Knot," supporting gay marriage. It also has won the honor of being scrutinized by the IRS.

Esther Williams, the swimming champion turned actress who starred in Technicolor musicals of the 1940s and 1950s, has died. She was 91.

Michael Jackson's daughter, Paris, is said to have left behind a suicide note the other day after her attempt.

Former Miss America Erika Harold is running for congress as a Republican in Illinois' 13th congressional district.

Former Jefferson Airplane drummer Joey Covington has died in a car crash at age 67.

Virgin Galactic says that Justin Bieber has signed up to pay over $200,000 to go for a near space flight. Ashton Kutcher, Sarah Brightman, Victoria Principal, and reportedly Tom Hanks, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie have already signed up for the flights that could begin as soon as next year.

J.J. Abrams has secured the rights to produce, "The Stops Along the Way," the last completed screenplay by "Twilight Zone" writer Rod Serling. Serling died back in 1975.

When Major League Baseball went after Tony Bosch in March, Tony reached out to patient Alex Rodriguez for financial help. Alex said "no," so Tony told the government, "Let's talk about my patients..."

The Taco Bell employee who became instantly famous for licking the taco shells has been fired.

Tropical storm Andrea, the first of the season, is heading towards Florida. Here comes hurricane season.

Filming has begun on the 4th season of "Downton Abbey."

A Pamela Anderson commercial for a domain name company has been banned from British TV for being "sexist and degrading to women.

The TSA previously said it would allow such things as knives and golf clubs aboard planes but has now reversed its position. [The Sergio Garcia-Tiger Woods feud changed everyone's mind.]

ANOTHER PUSH TO REPLACE DOLLAR BILL WITH COIN _ Decades of studies show the long-term cost benefits of dollar coins over paper money, but the U.S. still hasn't switched. Once again, lawmakers in the Senate are making the push to gradually make the transition from print. John McCain, Tom Harkin and a few others have introduced -- again -- a plan to phase out the old paper dollar.

WHY YOU HAVE NO IDEA IF SHE'S REALLY IN THE MOOD _ Is she into you tonight? If you're tired, you have no idea. A study found sleep deprived men are more likely to overestimate a woman's interest in sex than a well rested man. Sleep deprivation inhibits the brain's frontal lobe which leads to poor decision making.

MAN USES CANDY DISH TO SUBDUE BANK ROBBER _ Police in New Jersey (Bayonne) say Brian Campbell wore a baseball cap and a bandana covering his face when he entered a bank and demanded money. Bank customer Anthony Farrington overheard Campbell, grabbed a candy dish and hit Campbell in the head with it. Campbell's head struck the counter and Farrington was able to bind his hands with a phone cord.

Being scared when it comes to getting a shot can help your body beat diseases. A recent study found that the stress over getting jabbed with a needle before a vaccination actually spurs the immune system to produce more germ fighting antibodies.

According to estimates by "Scientific American", you end up accidentally eating up to two pounds of bugs and bug PARTS a year.  The FDA guidelines allow up to four insect larvae or 10 adults in every pound of berries . . . 400 insect fragments and 11 rodent hairs in two ounces of cinnamon . . . and 30 insect fragments in every two ounces of chocolate. 

In Texas, a 30-year-old was just ACQUITTED of murder charges for killing a prostitute . . . because he paid her $150 and she didn't have sex with him.  Under Texas law, it's legal to, quote, "use deadly force to recover property during a nighttime theft."  So when he shot the prostitute, apparently it fell under that law.  He was facing life in prison if he'd been convicted.

In Tennessee, there's a 33-year-old man who has TWENTY-TWO KIDS with FOURTEEN different women.  They just took him to court for child support.  He says he's not sure how he'd pay but his plan is, quote, "play the hell out of the Tennessee lottery."

A guy in the UK got his first metal detector . . . and in 20 minutes found $150,000 worth of ancient Roman coins. 

IN THEATERS THIS WEEKEND _ The Internship (PG-13) and The Purge (R)

MAN OF STEEL ONE WEEK AWAY _ Man of Steel opens in a week and there's a new trailer.

NEW ON DVD THIS WEEK _ Released June 4

A Good Day to Die Hard

Warm Bodies

Identity Thief

The Last Ride: A Story of Hank Williams

Breaking Bad Season 5

Pretty Little Liars: The Complete Third Season

Ice Road Truckers: Season 6

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