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THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW- Mon 7/15/13

Oprah has landed Lindsay Lohan for an exclusive sit-down after the actress emerges from rehab later this summer reports Entertainment Weekly.

Glee star Cory Monteith was found dead at Vancouver's Fairmont Pacific Rim hotel Saturday. He was just 31.

Jimmy Kimmel married Molly McNearney at a luxury hotel in California over the weekend.

It was cute, but didn't have enough viewers to keep it around. Betty White's "Off Their Rockers" has been canceled by NBC.

Leah Remini has dropped out of the Church of Scientology.

Construction was underway for a new Apple store in Spain when they uncovered the ruins of a 15th century hospital.

A new study lists Oklahoma as the cheapest state in the U.S. to live in.

Former Chicago Bulls star Scottie Pippen is being sued after allegedly getting into a fight last month with a guy that wanted an autograph... but now wants $4 million for a head injury.

Blake Jenner and Melissa Benoist, co-stars on "Glee," are engaged. He plays Ryder, she is Marley.

Thanks to modern technology, police in Boston are able to put the wraps on the Boston Strangler case of 60 years ago. They thought they had the guy, now DNA evidence pretty much guarantees they had the right guy.

You've gotta be quick -- by the time we found about a relationship going on between Superman Henry Cavill and The Big Bang Theory's Kaley Cuoco, it's already over. The two have supposedly already gone their separate ways.

Backstreet Boy Kevin Richardson has become a dad for the second time. Another boy.

If you're curious, Kate Middleton's favorite pregnancy dish is vegetarian curry.

Justin Bieber has apologized to former President Bill Clinton for cursing Clinton and spraying his photo with cleaning fluid in a New York restaurant kitchen earlier this year.

Mudhoney helped Seattle label Sub Pop Records celebrate their anniversary by playing a concert up on the roof of the Space Needle last Thursday.

Dennis Rodman Vodka -- yep, that's what the world was missing.

According to research by the Wall Street Journal, the average 3-hour baseball game contains only 18 minutes of action. [Which means that they're still getting more done than Congress.]

WELCOME BACK, TWINKIE _ Twinkies are returning to store shelves nationwide today (Monday). However, Walmart on Friday said 1,600 of its stores were already selling the golden spongecakes.... The revitalized Hostess will also be producing fruit pies Ho-Hos, Orange Cupcakes, Suzy Qs, Zingers, and more, but some of those won't be available until early next month. Sno-balls are due out in the fall.

SOCIAL MEDIA HURTING JOB CANDIDATES _ While your social media profile can be a great asset in your job search, a new CareerBuilder study shows it can also end up costing you the job. More than two in five (43%) hiring managers who currently research candidates using social media said they have found information that has caused them not to hire a candidate, up 9% from last year.

ANGRY BIRDS STAR WARS PREQUEL? _ Game maker Rovio has come out with a teaser for what appears to be a new Angry Birds game. We're to find out today what the new game is.

On Friday, the Iowa Supreme Court ruled it was LEGAL for a dentist to FIRE his female assistant, because he was TOO ATTRACTED to her . . . and was thinking about cheating on his wife with her.  They ruled it WASN'T discrimination, since he fired her because of FEELINGS, not gender.

The Running of the Bulls ended yesterday in Pamplona, Spain . . . and a 23-year-old woman is in critical condition after being GORED.  She's only the THIRD woman EVER to be injured during the event . . . at least according to records dating back to 1910.  Fifteen men have died running with the bulls.  If she dies, she'd be the first woman.

On Friday, in Israel, a 35-year-old man was relieving himself when he felt a BURNING SENSATION.  Unfortunately, it wasn't gonorrhea . . . it was a SNAKE that had crawled up through the pipe, into the toilet, and BIT HIS JUNK.  Fortunately the snake wasn't venomous, so he only suffered minor injuries. 

Yesterday afternoon, a season ticket holder with the Cleveland Indians caught FOUR foul balls during a game against the Kansas City Royals.  According to ESPN, the odds of one fan catching four foul balls during one Major League Baseball game are about one in ONE TRILLION.

SEQUELS SMASH PACIFIC RIM _ Pacific Rim earned an underwhelming $38.3 million to take third place at the box office in its opening weekend. Grown Ups 2 was in second place. For the second week in a row, Despicable Me 2 took the No. 1 spot, bringing in $44.8 million.... Four new films open wide this week.

NUMBER FOR THE DAY _ 50 million: Twinkies that will ship in the first two weeks of their return.

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