Alex's Antics

 

THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW- Fri 12/20/13

A&E has placed "Duck Dynasty" patriarch Phil Robertson on indefinite hiatus following anti-gay remarks he made in a recent profile in GQ.

Meanwhile, an organization that says it connects "Christian consumers" with "faith-compatible companies" has launched an IStandWithPhil.com petition drive, calling for A&E network to immediately reinstate "Duck Dynasty"'s Phil Robertson.

Networks are starting to come after Jay Leno as his last show at NBC approaches. Among those interested, CNN and FOX.

Meanwhile, NBC has revealed Jimmy Fallon's new "Tonight Show" logo that will start being used when he takes over in February.

Simon Cowell has confirmed that Demi Lovato will be leaving "The X-Factor" after this season.

John Gruden says he would be interested in hearing about the coach's opening at Texas.

"How I Met Your Mother" will close out its ninth and final season with a one-hour finale on March 31.

ABC's Katie will end its two-year run after this season.

Lorde admits that she can sometimes look like Gollum from "Lord of the Rings" when she's singing.

Even though he earned $50 million during his major league baseball career, Livan Hernandez is still selling his World Series Ring and his MVP trophy to help make ends meet.

Alaska Airlines has named Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson their CFO -- Chief Football Officer. Through the playoffs, anyone wearing a Russell Wilson jersey gets priority boarding.

In Brazil, a dog has adopted two orphaned baby armadillos and is NURSING THEM! A Husband & Wife found the armadillos after their mother was killed by a tractor in a sugar cane field.

Target says 40 MILLION recent customers could be at risk, because someone managed to hack into the store's credit card system in one of the biggest data breaches EVER. 

According to an annual poll, "WHATEVER" is the most annoying word or phrase for the fifth year in a row.  "Like" was number two, followed by "you know," "just sayin'," and "obviously."  

A new study may've found a cure for rage and . . . it's aspirin.  Plain, boring aspirin.  A study found that roughly one-third of people who have serious rage issues suffer from a condition called intermittent explosive disorder . . . and it may be tied to inflammation in the body.  So if you take aspirin, which works as an anti-inflammatory, it can also de-flame your rage.

A 24-year-old woman in New York joined a massive worldwide secret Santa gift exchange hosted by the website Reddit.com.  And when she got her gift, she found her secret Santa was . . . BILL GATES.  He donated a cow to a family in her name through a charity, and sent her a stuffed cow, a book, and a photo of himself holding up the charity certificate and the cow for proof. 

Some guy in Pittsburgh posted an ad on Craigslist offering to pay someone $40,000 a year to go to Harvard posing as HIM, and earn a bachelor's degree. 

Toys R Us will stay open 87 straight hours through Christmas Eve.

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