THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW WED 10/03/12
10/3/2012 5:49:00 AM
THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW
- It's happened -- Seth MacFarlane has been signed to host the Oscars next year. Hang on.
- It's a girl for Drew Barrymore and husband Will Kopelman, Olive Barrymore Kopelman, born last Thursday.
- Babies everywhere -- Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer welcomed a baby boy on Sunday night.
- Andrew Garfield has signed up to star in another Spiderman movie, with filming starting next year. Emma Stone still hasn't committed.
- A new study found that kids drink 7 trillion calories worth of sugar every year.
- The rumor mill claims that Cat Deeley quietly married Irish comedian Patrick Kielty in Rome over the weekend at the Saint Isidore's College chapel.
- Sheryl Crow is trying to sell her Hollywood Hills estate that includes three homes on the property -- yours for $16 million.
- Melanie Lynskey who played Rose on "Two and a Half Men" has filed for divorce from her "Always Sunny in Philadelphia" star husband Jimmi Simpson.
- Kelsey Grammer has been permanently banned from Piers Morgan's talk show... like he cares.
- Tickets went on sale yesterday for "Breaking Dawn: Part 2," the big "Twilight" finale. It doesn't come to theaters until November 17th.
- A fire at a Japanese plant could cause a world-wide disposable diaper shortage. You have been warned.
- A good friend of mine use to say, "There's no problem too big that you can't run away from it!" Apparently, people are trying to escape the economy in Hawaii. Tourism is on pace to beat their all-time record crowds in 2006, with spending up 20%.
- Oprah has struck a deal for Tyler Perry to create a couple of shows for her "O" network.
- IKEA had to create a special version of their catalog for Saudi Arabia... where the women were airbrushed out. Apparently, showing them in Western clothes was just a little too risque.
- TIME TO DEBATE _ The first presidential debate is tonight (Wednesday). President Obama and Republican Presidential nominee Mitt Romney meet up at the University of Denver. PBS' Jim Lehrer moderates.
- THE POLITICAL HALLOWEEN MASK POLL _ Sales of Halloween masks based on U.S. Presidents, and presidential hopefuls, have served as an unofficial election poll that has proven right every time since Clinton Vs. Dole, 1996. So does the fact that Obama mask sales far outnumber those of the Romney mask prove that he'll be re-elected come November? I guess we'll just have to wait and see.
- RELAX _ The American Massage Therapy Association National Convention begins today in Raleigh, North Carolina. This has to be the most relaxing convention in the world.
- FORMER APPLE, NASA ENGINEERS DESIGN $11,000 COFFEE MACHINE _ Get ready to rethink the way you brew coffee -- and the cost of it. A team of engineers who worked previously at Apple and at NASA designed the $11,000 The Blossom One Limited coffeemaker that brews coffee at just the right temperature. It's intended for commercial use in cafes and restaurants.
- American Airlines has grounded eight planes after seats became loose on two of its flights. [Want your seat secured in the cabin? There's a fee for that.]
- CARDBOARD COP STOLEN FROM SUPERMARKET _ A crime prevention tool inside a Yorkshire, England, supermarket has been stolen. The tool was a 6 foot life-size cut-out of a police officer. But it has now been stolen and photos of it have been posted on social networking sites, including appearing at several house parties.
- A liquor company in Germany has just started selling a new limited-edition line of whiskey, vodka, and rum that's POURED down a NAKED MODEL'S BREASTS before it's bottled. The bottles sell for $150 to $180, but can't be shipped to the U.S. So to find out if bare breasts make liquor taste better, you'll just have to make it on your own?
- A team of Korean scientists collected air samples and found that every minute you breathe, you inhale between 160,000 and four million viruses . . . and between 86,000 and 1.1 million bacteria. Even worse, more than HALF of the viruses they found didn't match any currently-known species . . . and the majority of the ones they COULD identify are infectious.