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THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW- Mon 7/08/13

Monty Python stars John Cleese, Michael Palin, Eric Idle and Terry Jones have lost their court battle with a producer over royalties from their hit stage show "Spamalot." Mark Forstater, who produced 1975 film "Monty Python And The Holy Grail," sued surviving members of the comedy troop to court, saying he was underpaid on royalties from the spin-off musical.

"Saturday Night Live" star Seth Meyers is preparing to walk down the aisle after proposing to his longtime girlfriend Alexi Ashe.

Pink gave her 2-year-old daughter Willow a taste of the pop star lifestyle by taking her on stage with her during a gig in Australia this week.

Doug Engelbart, the guy who invented the computer mouse, died last Tuesday. He was 88.

The Statue of Liberty has re-opened for the first time since Hurricane Sandy.

Beyonce's dad re-married over the weekend, so she has a new step-mom.

Apple is said to be working on some self-adjusting noise canceling headphones.

Jennifer Love Hewitt is following Alec Baldwin's lead and has quit Twitter.

The Roman Catholic Church will declare the late Pope John Paul II a saint.

In Simi Valley, California, 28 people were injured by fireworks when a wooden platform fell, aiming the fireworks at the crowd instead of the sky.

Prince admits that he doesn't own a cell phone.

Close call in Seattle where a 21-year-old was arrested Thursday near the University of Washington in a stolen truck with body armor, stolen guns and explosive devices.

A lock of Mick Jagger's hair sold for $6,000 at a recent auction in London.

Texas Governor Rick Perry is supposed to announce future political plans this week.

New stats show that only 47% of adults in the U.S. have full-time jobs.

Eva Longoria has found love again with her new boyfriend, Miami entrepreneur Ernesto Arguello.

New research shows that the reason people keep shoving money into slot machines is because slot machines are designed to make so much noise, in a sense begging for more money. [Like teenagers.]

SMOKER WEARS CAGE ON HEAD TO STOP SMOKING _ Ibrahim Yücel wants to stop smoking -- so he's wearing a cage on his head (image) to stop himself from having cigarettes. The 42-year-old Turkish man has been smoking two packs of cigarettes since he was 16 and is afraid of dying from lung cancer, like his father.

MOM AND DAD LEAVE BABY IN CAR FOR SEX TOYS _ A Wisconsin (Libertyville) couple wanted to buy sex toys but the store didn't allow entrance to anyone under 18. Police say they left their 9-month-old in the car for 20 minutes. When cops arrived the baby was sweating profusely but didn't suffer long-term effects. Mom and dad face child-endangerment charges.

ANOTHER SOCIAL NETWORK _ IvyConnect is the latest in a long line of social networks, but don't try joining. You have to apply to join IvyConnect, which aims to establish a "dynamic private members community across 50 global cities, with 10,000 hand-selected members in each location."

An Asiana Airlines flight crashed in San Francisco on Saturday.  Two teenage girls from China died, and at least 181 other people were injured.  Investigators are still determining what caused the crash, but they've ruled out terrorism.  It's is the first fatal accident with a major commercial airline in the U.S. since November of 2001. 

According to a new survey, being in a relationship kills your sex drive.  Two out of three women and HALF of men say their sex drive decreases when they're in a relationship.  It usually happens in the first three years.  One in four men have dumped someone because her sex drive went away . . . and one in five people said it was a reason to cheat on someone

People in Brazil REALLY take their soccer seriously.  Last week, at an amateur soccer game in northeast Brazil, a player started a FIST FIGHT with a ref who kicked him out.  The ref responded by STABBING and KILLING the player.  So fans stormed the field, tied up the ref, and CHOPPED OFF HIS HEAD.  So far one fan has been arrested.

Joey Chestnut won the annual Nathan's Famous Coney Island hot dog eating contest on July 4th, for the seventh year in a row.  He ate 69 hot dogs in ten minutes.

THE LONE RANGER BOMBS _ We have a third big blockbuster flop of the summer: First it was After Earth, then White House Down, and now The Lone Ranger, which came in at a very distant No. 2 at the long holiday weekend box office with $48.9 million. Well ahead of the pack was animated sequel Despicable Me 2 ($142.1 million Wednesday through Sunday).

... Pacific Rim and Grow Ups 2 open Friday.

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