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THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW- Fri 3/07/14

NBC has been playing hard-ball with the late night guests, saying it's just us or you won't get on. If you were to do Letterman or Kimmel recently, you won't be on "The Tonight Show."

Now you can generate your own Travoltified name, like "Adele Dazeem." http://tinyurl.com/lgc6r82

Justin Bieber has made a $1.2 million profit on his Calabasas, CA, home after selling the mansion to reality TV star Khloe Kardashian.

Meanwhile, the long-awaited video clips of Justin Bieber giving a urine sample to police and then voluntarily relieving himself in custody have been released with big black boxes covering up his private parts.

He was one of those 1960s Los Angeles DJ's who wandered off into TV and hosted the '70s and '80s game shows "Jackpot!" and two incarnations of "Treasure Hunt." Geoff Edwards has died, at the age of 83.

"American Hustle" and "The Wolf Of Wall Street" top the list of nominees for the 2014 MTV Movie Awards, with eight nominations each.

A Michigan man is begin accused of trying to kill his own son, after the son allegedly told his mom about an affair that his dad was having. Wow.

A 100-foot asteroid passed by earth on Wednesday, between us and the moon.

The day after the Oscars, Amy Adams and Cate Blanchett met up at a West Hollywood tattoo parlor and got some ink together. Don't know what yet.

Pee Wee Herman has his bike up on eBay for sale. Including autograph, Current bid is $25,300.

We've seen the future and its this touchscreen Pizza Hut menu table. http://tinyurl.com/mh2eafc

Queen, with former American Idol runner-up as frontman Adam Lambert, will tour North America this summer. It's the group's first U.S. tour in eight years. The 18-city tour begins June 19 at Chicago's United Center.

Remember the "Batkid"... who, thanks to the Make a Wish folks, got to be a Superhero for the day? He was supposed to be on the Oscars Sunday night in a special segment. They even rehearsed it on Saturday. But at some point on Saturday night, it was decided to be scratched from the show. To make up for it, the Academy sent him and his family to Disneyland.

Dove Soap has dropped a billboard that refers to New Jersey as the "armpit of America."

Patricia Arquette has been signed to star in yet another "C.S.I." show.

Oscar Mayer is releasing a BACON-SCENTED ALARM CLOCK for your iPhone.  You put a little attachment on the bottom of your phone, and when it's time to wake up, it releases the SMELL OF BACON.  For now, the only way to get it is to enter a contest on their website

 

According to the "New York Times", the newest men's fashion trend is . . . wearing a MONOCLE.  Hardcore hipsters aren't wearing thick glasses anymore . . . they're just wearing ONE LENS attached to a string. 

 

If you've ever asked a friend to call you during a date in case you need an excuse to get out of there . . . a new app called Tickle is automating the process.  The app uses the iPhone's accelerometer to sense your awkwardness on a date. It monitors things like fidgeting or shaking your leg.  And if it senses enough, it generates a FAKE PHONE CALL you can answer and use to escape.  The app is coming soon . . . you can sign up for a waiting list now

 

The Crimea Parliament has voted to secede from Ukraine, and join Russia. [On the same ballot they voted to also change the name from Crimea to Adele Dazeem.]

MEET THE PEOPLE WHO ARE GOING TO MARS _ 200,000 people applied to participate in a project called Mars One. It's a private enterprise to establish a permanent human settlement on Mars and film a reality show along the way. The thing is, right now the technology can only get them there. Now there's an 11 minute video where we get too meet the future Martians. "Mars One Way" documents the thoughts and theories of five hopeful Mars One astronauts as they contemplate the reality of leaving planet Earth forever, for a new home on Mars.

DINER ATTACKED AFTER REFUSING MAN A BITE OF HIS BURRITO _ Mahamed Abdi confronted a stranger eating outside a Seattle restaurant the other day and said, "Give me a bit of your burrito." When the burrito owner declined Abdi's request, Abdi pushed him and again demanded a bite of the burrito. As the diner got up from his seat, Abdi allegedly punched him in the forehead and fled on foot. Cops caught up to Abdi not far from where the burrito attack transpired. 

 

The guy who came up with the "cronut" has a new invention called a "chocolate chip cookie milk shot."  It's a shot of milk, and the glass is made of chocolate chip cookie so you can EAT it.

GREY'S ANATOMY BRINGING ISAIAH WASHINGTON BACK _ Isaiah Washington, who parted ways with Grey's Anatomy after making homophobic remarks about co-star T.R. Knight, is coming back to the series. Washington will reprise his role as Dr. Preston Burke for an episode in May, which will also serve as Sandra Oh's final episode on the ABC medical drama.

IN THEATERS _ 300: Rise of an Empire (R); Mr. Peabody & Sherman (PG)

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