Boston, MA – Today WAAF announced that longtime morning show host Greg Hill has signed a long-term extension that will keep him on-air and in mornings with WAAF through 2017. Hill has been with WAAF for 26 years, 23 years as host of the “Hill-Man Morning Show”, making him one of the longest standing morning show hosts in the entire radio industry.
"Nothing excites me more than getting the opportunity to wake up at 4am every morning for the next five years! There are few true organic radio stations left in America, and Entercom is one of the few companies who values live local talent and still builds great radio brands like WAAF,” said Greg Hill. “I grew up listening to WAAF and I’ve been honored to host an amazing morning show for over twenty years. I'm really glad that through some random accounting error, I’ll be here for five more.”
“You can count on one hand the air talent in Boston who truly qualify as personal brands, and The Hill-Man is among that elite group,” said WAAF Program Director Ron Valeri. “I’ve been collaborating with Greg Hill in one capacity or another for 25 years now, and it’s a privilege for me to be able to carry on that partnership with him to build on the success of his show at WAAF.”
“Every day Greg delivers one of the best morning shows in all of radio. Greg connects with Boston in a way few people do and we couldn’t be more excited that Greg will remain with WAAF for many years to come,” said Jeff Brown, Vice President and General Manager/Entercom Boston.
Americans are still pretty OLD SCHOOL when it comes to what we put on our hot dogs. In honor of July being National Hot Dog Month, a new survey found that mustard is our favorite topping, followed by ketchup, onions, relish, and chili. Tomatoes came in last place.
Apparently, July is National Hot Dog Month. I hate to sound like a cynic, but that sounds like a made-up holiday. Like "Auto Safety Month" or "Columbus Day."
--We've got the results here from a survey on Americans' favorite hot dog toppings. And our top four are still VERY OLD SCHOOL. Mustard came in first followed by ketchup, onions, and relish.
--Chili was fifth and especially big in the South. That was followed by sauerkraut, which is biggest in the Northeast . . . cheese, which is biggest in the West . . . and pickles, which are biggest in the Midwest.
--Tomatoes came in last place.
--The survey also found only 9% of Americans say they never buy hot dogs.
Jesse Michener is upset with Point Defiance Elementary School in Tacoma, Washington . . . because they let two of her daughters get severely sunburned.
--The school had a field day on Tuesday. Students spent most of the day outside, but school policy prevented the kids from getting any protection from the SUN.
--Teachers aren't allowed to put sunscreen on students, and students aren't allowed to put it on themselves . . . unless they have a NOTE from their DOCTOR. Parents are supposed to put sunscreen on the kids before sending them to school.
--The thing is, one of the girls already HAD a note from the doctor. It didn't give her permission to use sunscreen, but it documented the fact that she had a type of albinism.
--The girls ended up getting burned so badly on their faces and arms that they had to go to the hospital that night and miss school the next day.
KRIS JENNER is often accused of pimping out her daughters. But was she an ACTUAL PIMP?
--There's a rumor going around today that Kris was actually behind KIM KARDASHIAN'S sex tape. And she even made Kim and RAY J re-shoot it because the first one wasn't good enough. (???)
--This "information" comes from a woman named Myla Sinanaj. KRIS HUMPHRIES nailed her after he and Kim broke up. She says Humphries told her about Kris Jenner's involvement in the tape.
--Just how serious Humphries and Myla were is causing some commotion in Kris and Kim's divorce proceedings.
--Myla claims they were quite serious. And Humphries wants her to SHUT UP about that, because it makes him look like a scumbag who moved on from Kim immediately, rather than someone who was backstabbed, dumbfounded and heartbroken when Kim left him.
--Kim's lawyers may very well want to talk to Myla before their divorce battle hits the courtroom. But Humphries says Myla was just a BOOTY CALL.
In the new issue of "Us Weekly", SNOOKI says her boyfriend JIONNI sometimes has sex with her WHILE SHE'S ASLEEP.
--She says, quote, "I'll be having sex in my dream, and when I wake up, I'm actually having sex. Jionni's, like, doing it with me as I'm sleeping."
--Here are some more pearls of wisdom on pregnancy and sex from Snooki . . . quote, "I read that your baby can feel your orgasm. What does he think it is? Does he see, like, rainbows and unicorns?
--"The baby is probably horny. That little creep. [During sex] he's probably like, 'Yeah, Mommy!'"
--Snooki and JWOWW . . . whose new series premieres tonight on MTV . . . admit there was tension when they first met on"Jersey Shore".
--It was mostly from JWoww, who says, quote, "She scared me. I was like what is this little thing? She was coming at me like a rabid dog. I went the opposite way. She was giddy and excited to be on TV and I was shy."
Add this to the list of things we used to do all the time as kids that have now been totally RUINED.
--A new study by a company called Healthy Stuff is out to destroy the classic summer tradition of drinking water out of the garden hose. Because drinking that water COULD KILL YOU.
--They tested 90 different garden hoses and found that ALL 90 contained levels of lead and phthalates that were higher than the safe levels set by the Consumer Product Safety Commission.
--And 33% had higher lead levels than the safe levels set by the federal Safe Drinking Water standard.
--By drinking out of a hose, you MIGHT end up ingesting chemicals that can cause liver problems or even cancer.
--Of course, you'd probably have to drink A LOT of water out of a lot of hoses to have that happen. A few drinks won't kill you. And I'd REALLY rather not encourage today's kids to skip water drinking and go for soda instead.
ALEC BALDWIN and his young fiancée Hilaria Thomas went to City Hall in Manhattan yesterday to get a marriage license. And on their way out, Alec marked the happy occasion by ATTACKING A PAPARAZZI SCUMBAG.
--Alec went after "New York Daily News" photographer Marcus Santos, and the pictures are pretty priceless. (--Check 'em out here . . . along with a shot of Alec later in the day, walking with a paparazzi-proof SHEET over his head.) (New York Daily News)
Sorry if you're the paranoid type: 89% of people who've been cheated on NEVER find out. A study by the website UndercoverLovers.com also found that women are much better at cheating than men are. 95% of women who cheat get away with it . . . that's 19 out of every 20. Meanwhile, "only" 83% of male cheaters manage to keep it a secret . . . which means that one in six get caught. Experts say it's because women make plans and have strategies for cheating . . . while men are more impulsive.
A study by the website UndercoverLovers.com found that women are MUCH better at cheating than men are.
--95% of women who cheat on their partner get away with it, without their partner ever finding out . . . that's 19 out of every 20.
--Meanwhile, only 83% of men get away with it . . . which means that one out of six get CAUGHT.
--The site says it's because women are, quote, "more psychologically sophisticated" when they cheat. That means they plan things out and have strategies for cheating.
--On the other hand, men are impulsive and don't think about the consequences of what they're doing.
--Overall, 89% of people who've been cheated on NEVER find out.
This is either some of the freakiest inter-species hooking up we've ever seen . . . or this octopus is going to have a story to tell his grandkids.
--Last week, a photographer off the coast of Greece captured a picture of a bottlenose dolphin jumping out of the water . . . and an octopus had its head accidentally stuck in the dolphin's, quote, "genital slit."
--The photographer thinks maybe the dolphin tried to eat the octopus, and the octopus accidentally swam headfirst into the dolphin's genitalia when it tried to escape.
It's the age-old comedy argument: Are women funny? According to ADAM CAROLLA, they are NOT. For the most part, anyway. And on the various writing staffs he's been a part of, the women tended to be the LEAST funny.
--Adam says, quote, "They make you hire a certain number of chicks. If my daughter has a mediocre sense of humor, I'm just gonna tell her, 'Be a staff writer for a sitcom.
--"'Because they'll have to hire you, they can't really fire you and you don't have to produce that much. It'll be awesome.'"
--Carolla then likened hiring women for comedy purposes to picking Jewish guys for your basketball team. (???)
--He said, quote, "You'll take the brother over the guy with the yarmulke. Why? Because you're playing the odds.
--"When it comes to comedy, of course there's Sarah Silverman, Tina Fey, Kathy Griffin . . . super funny chicks. But if you're playing the odds? No.
--"If Joy Behar or Sherri Shepherd was a dude, they'd be off TV. They're not funny enough for dudes. What if Roseanne Barr was a dude? Think we'd know who she was? Honestly."
A study by a British car accessory company called Halfords found that the color of your car might decide whether or not birds POOP on it. Here's how the different car colors ranked as targets for birds:
#1.) The cars that birds pooped on the most were . . . RED. 18% of all red cars had signs of bird droppings on them.
#2.) Blue was the next most popular target: 14% of blue cars were hit by birds.
#3.) 11% of black cars . . . or one in nine . . . had bird droppings on them.
#4.) 7% of white cars were pooped on.
#5.) Grey and Silver cars tied at 3%.
#6.) And the car color LEAST likely to be pooped on was . . . GREEN. Only 1% had been targeted by birds.
On Sunday morning, 22-year-old Michael Baker of Holbrook, Massachusetts attacked and robbed a man on a bike. His weapon of choice? SAUSAGES.
--Around 8:00 A.M., the man says Michael came up to him and started swinging sausage links at him. And he just kept pounding the guy with sausage.
--Once the sausage beating was done, Michael switched to attacking the guy with a WRENCH. Then he stole a silver chain, a ring, and the bike. Luckily, police were able to track him down.
--He's been charged with assault and battery with a dangerous weapon . . . the wrench, not the sausages. He's also been charged with armed robbery, disturbing the peace, disorderly conduct, and receiving stolen property.
--They also found out he'd stolen the sausages from a sausage stand at a local fairgrounds.
Here is a link.
45 years ago . . . in 1967 - The JIMI HENDRIX EXPERIENCE made their U.S. debut at the Monterey Pop Festival. At the end of their set, Jimi set his guitar on fire and became an overnight superstar. He capitalized on the newfound fame . . . by opening forTHE MONKEES.
The Monterey International Pop Music Festival was a three-day concert event held June 16 to June 18, 1967 at the Monterey County Fairgrounds in Monterey, California. Monterey was the first widely promoted and heavily attended rock festival, attracting an estimated 55,000 total attendees with up to 90,000 people present at the event's peak at midnight on Sunday.
Hendrix ended his Monterey performance with an unpredictable version of "Wild Thing", which he capped by kneeling over his guitar, pouring lighter fluid over it, setting it aflame, and then smashing it in to the stage seven times before throwing its remains into the audience. This produced unforeseen sounds and these actions contributed to his rising popularity in the USA.
--"Brave: The Video Game"(E10+) . . . on Xbox360, PS3, Wii, Vita, 3DS, and DS. Use your bow and sword to take on the mythical landscape of Scotland. The archery mini-games are compatible with the Kinect or PlayStation Move.
--"LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes"(E10+) . . . on Xbox360, PS3, Wii, Vita, 3DS, and DS. Superman, Wonder Woman, and The Green Lantern help Batman & Robin save Gotham from Lex Luthor and the Joker.
--"Pokemon Conquest"(E). . . on DS. Becoming a warlord grants you access to additional Pokemon, as well as different attacks and types of movements.
--"Steel Battalion: Heavy Armor"(M) . . . a Kinect shooter for the Xbox360. You use a standard controller to aim and fire your main guns, but you can also use upper body gestures to start the engine, man the turret, and interact with your tank crew.
--RELEASE NEWS:"God of War: Ascension" is being released on March 12, 2013.
--GAME UPDATE: The "Diablo III" real money auction house, where you can buy weapons and armor to use in the game with cash, is live. Pimping one character out with the absolute best gear money can buy is going to cost around $3000.
--TECH UPDATE: The official Xbox Live app for iPhone and iPad now lets you play movies, start games, and launch apps on your console from your device.
By now, you've probably heard how gross your cell phone is: In one recent study done in Northern Ireland, almost ALL the cell phones they tested had bacteria growing on them. And so did almost all the OFFICE phones they checked.
--Forbes.com has a list of the most germ-filled things we encounter on a daily basis. Some of them are obvious, like grocery carts and bathroom door handles. Here are the top five you might not think about.
#1.) Gas Pumps. According to one study, 71% of them are contaminated with germs. The best defense is just to keep some hand sanitizer in the car.
#2.) Restaurant Menus. They hardly ever get wiped down. That's why you shouldn't wash your hands until AFTER you've ordered.
--The same thing goes for the little drink menus they sometimes have sitting on the table. If you flip through it, you should wash your hands again.
#3.) Lemon and Lime Wedges. Researchers for the "Journal of Environmental Health" went to various restaurants and ordered 21 different drinks that came with either a lemon or a lime.
--They found a total of 25 different microorganisms living in them, including E. coli bacteria.
#4.) Escalators. According to a study done in New York City, they're basically covered in bacteria that can cause respiratory infections. And you can expect the same from handrails on busses, trains, and stairways.
#5.) Condiment Dispensers. That includes things like ketchup bottles and salt & pepper shakers. They're almost never cleaned, and most people don't wash their hands before they eat.
--Apparently picking them up with a napkin doesn't really help either, because bacteria can go right through it. So you either need to use hand sanitizer, or wash your hands afterward.
The man whose videotaped beating at the hands of Los Angeles Police thugs sparked the L.A. riots of 1992 has died.
--RODNEY KING was found dead at the bottom of his swimming pool early Sunday morning. He was 47. His fiancée Cynthia Kelley called police at about 5:30 A.M., after finding his body.
--Police pulled him out and administered CPR, but were unsuccessful. He was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 6:11.
--Rodney had just published a book in April called "The Riot Within: My Journey from Rebellion to Redemption".
--A rep for his publisher, Harper Collins, said, quote, "I spoke with him about a week ago. He was really happy, upbeat and engaged. We were talking about him doing college lectures.
--"He'd already gotten an offer from one college and we were hoping to get more. He was really excited. He loved talking to kids."
--But according to TMZ, Rodney's fiancée is telling her friends that he had been drinking all day Saturday, and smoked pot at some point during the day.
--He went to bed at 2:00 in the morning, but he woke her up three hours later by screaming in the backyard. He was naked. Cynthia reportedly went to get a phone, then heard a splash. She ran out to the backyard to find him in the bottom of the pool.
--The riot that ensued when the four LAPD officers who beat Rodney were acquitted caused $1 billion in property damage. Fifty-three people died and thousands more were injured.
--Rodney later won $3.8 million in a civil suit against the city, but he was left with permanent brain damage from the beating.
--He was arrested several times in the ensuing years. In 1995, he was charged with hit-and-run for knocking his then-wife down with his car.
--He went on to become yet another not-so-successful graduate of DR. DREW'S "Celebrity Rehab" scam.
--His fiancée Cynthia Kelley was one of the jurors in his civil trial.
--If you don't think Rodney King's death was a tragedy, then consider this: In August, he was going to box JOSE CANSECO.
40% of Women Have Had a One-Night Stand on Vacation . . . and 10% Have Had at Least Five One-Night Stands During a Week-Long Vacation
Apparently women just can't stop having sex with random dudes when they're on vacation. According to a new survey, 40% of women under 30 say they've had a one-night stand on vacation. And 10% say they've had at least FIVE one-night stands with five different guys on a one-week vacation.
--According to a new survey, 40% of women under 30 say they've had a one-night stand on vacation.
--And 10% say they've had at least FIVE one-night stands with five different guys on a one-week vacation.
--About 33% of that random vacation sex happens on the beach. The place where women are most likely to meet a guy for a one-night stand is at a bar or nightclub. The beach is second.
A survey by the Pull Ups diaper company found that one in four new moms has stopped talking to someone over something they said about their new baby. Here are the 10 things you shouldn't say to a new mom:
#1.) That their baby looks tall . . . or short. Either way, new moms don't want to hear about how unusually-sized their baby is.
#2.) That when YOUR child was the same age, they were already doing . . . whatever. New moms are sensitive, and want their baby to be the center of attention.
#3.) That their baby is overly energetic.
#4.) Their baby should be talking more by now.
#5.) Their baby should be sleeping through the night by now.
#6.) Not to give them a pacifier.
#7.) That their baby doesn't eat very well.
#8.) They should be walking by now.
#9.) They should be crawling by now.
#10.) They should have given up their pacifier by now.
Every year, brilliant new fried foods are introduced at state and county fairs around the country. And this year's innovation is . . . DEEP FRIED BREAKFAST CEREAL. A vendor at the San Diego County Fair rolls either Trix or Cinnamon Toast Crunch in batter and deep fries it into balls. There's no place where American ingenuity is on display better than the deep fryers at our state and county fairs. Every year, the fried food geniuses figure out new ways to continue the chubbification of America.
--And this year, the new fried innovation is . . . DEEP FRIED BREAKFAST CEREAL.
--A vendor at the San Diego County Fair is selling deep fried Trix and Cinnamon Toast Crunch.
--It's pretty simple actually . . . he mixes the cereal into a batter and deep fries it into a ball. Then it's covered with sugar and a few un-fried pieces of the cereal.
--This same vendor introduced Deep Fried Kool Aid last year, as well as Deep Fried Girl Scout Cookies. Besides the Deep Fried Cereal, this year he's also introduced Deep Fried Peanut Butter and Jelly.
A Couple Spends $80,000 on Their Bucket List When the Man is Diagnosed With Terminal Cancer . . . Then Finds Out the Diagnosis was Wrong
Back in May of 2010, a 69-year-old man in New Zealand was diagnosed with lung cancer and told he only had months to live. So he and his wife sold their house at a big loss, and jumped into their bucket list. They took trips to Fiji and Australia, ate at fancy restaurants, and even started smoking again. In April, they found out the diagnosis was wrong, and the man is cancer-free. And now they're $80,000 in debt.
For 99% of people, finding out your doctors were wrong and you AREN'T going to die from terminal lung cancer is fantastic news. This guy is the other 1%.
--Back in May of 2010, a 69-year-old guy named Frank from Wairoa, New Zealand was diagnosed with terminal lung cancer and told he only had a few months to live. (--His last name wasn't released.)
--So he and his 65-year-old wife Wilma decided they had, quote, "nothing to lose" . . . and dove into their bucket list. First, they sold their home at a $70,000 loss.
--Then they went on an insane 10-day vacation to Fiji where they dropped at least $30,000. They ate at fancy restaurants, and went to Australia to visit their daughter and grandchildren. Frank even started smoking again. Because he figured . . . why not?
--Here's why: He didn't die. His health didn't deteriorate. And back in April, 23 months after his diagnosis, it turned out he DIDN'T HAVE CANCER. The doctors say they based the diagnosis off the evidence they had at the time . . . but got it wrong.
--So now, Frank and Wilma are $80,000 in debt. They expected Frank's life insurance to cover that. Instead, it looks like they're now going to live a long, high-debt life together.
If you still haven't bought something for Father's Day, you've got about 48 hours left. But we found a list on Complex.com of lame presents to avoid. It has obvious stuff no one would ever buy their dad, like scented candles and man-purses.
--Plus these seven things you should probably avoid. If you DID buy something on this list, don't panic. You just might want to think about a back-up gift.
#7.) Any T-Shirt with the Word "Dad" on It. He might wear it, even though it's lame. But he'd almost definitely prefer a T-shirt with NOTHING on it.
#6.) A "Hot Sauce of the Month Club" Membership. Complex.com says ANY monthly membership like that is lame, because it SEEMS thoughtful, but isn't. (--With that said, I tend to think anything food-related is a safe bet.)
#5.) Dad Jeans. If you're giving him jeans, they say to upgrade his style a bit. But the thing is, he probably likes his dad jeans because they're COMFORTABLE, not because they LOOK good. So jeans in general are a risky Father's Day present.
#4.) Underwear. If you gave him a three-pack of boxer shorts on any other day, I guarantee he'd appreciate it. But on Father's Day, it just says you put in zero effort.
#3.) Hair Products. This one's probably the worst thing on the list. Unless it's a gag gift or something, let HIM worry about his hair. He knows how much he's got left.
#2.)A Novelty Tie. He might wear it once or twice, but if you really want to do the Father's Day tie thing, get him a NICE tie. And get him something else to go with it.
#1.) A Coffee Mug. If it says something like "World's Greatest Dad" on it, maybe. It just can't be the ONLY gift you give him.
CHRIS BROWN ended up with a nasty gash on his chin after a crazy nightclub brawl early yesterday morning that somehow involved DRAKE and rapper MEEK MILL.
--Here's what we know:
--Brown was with his crew in the VIP section of a Manhattan club called W.i.P. Drake and Meek Mill were hanging at another table.
--Brown sent a bottle of champagne to Drake's table . . . and that's when things got crazy. It's also where the details get sketchy.
--According to some reports, Drake sent the bottle back along with a note that said, quote, "I'm [effing] the love of your life, deal with it." That was obviously a reference to RIHANNA. Drake dated her for a while after Brown beat her up in 2009.
--Some people claim that Drake then went to Brown's table, where words were exchanged. Then Drake punched Brown in the face and cracked him with the bottle, cutting his chin.
--From there, both guys' entourages went at each other and tore the club apart.
--The brawl broke out sometime after 4:00 in the morning. Police were called, but by the time they got there, Brown, Drake and Meek Mill were all gone.
--About five people were injured in the fight, and at least two of them ended up with gnarly head injuries.
--One of Brown's bodyguards got gashed pretty good. And a female tourist from Australia who just happened to be in the club at the time got hit in the head with a stray bottle. She ended up getting stitches at a nearby hospital.
--After the fight, Brown Tweeted a picture of the cut on his chin, along with the message, quote, "How u party wit rich [N-words] that hate? Lol. Throwing bottles like girls? #shameonya!" He later removed the picture.
--Chris' rep released the following statement yesterday . . . quote, "Chris, Karrueche [Tran] and his friends were victims of a brutal attack last night at WIP. They sustained several injuries.
--"Chris and his party are cooperating with New York authorities who are pursuing this incident further."
--Drake's rep says Drake was NOT involved in the scuffle. He said, quote, "Drake did not participate in any wrongdoing of any kind last night at W.i.P. He was on his way out of the club when the altercation began.
--"He did not engage in any activity which resulted in injury to person or damage to property."
--There ARE reports that Drake got both entourages all worked up, but TOOK OFF before any actual fighting started. Some say it was actually Meek Mill who went over to Brown's table and cracked him.
--But yesterday, Brown Tweeted, quote, "Me and @MeekMill ain't on that bull[crap]. Real respect Real…." And Meek Tweeted that he, quote, "wasn't even really in" the fight.
--Some random guy on YouTube took VIDEO at the scene. He claims he has footage of the actual fight, but he's not sharing that because he wants to SELL it.
--He says it WAS Drake who went at Chris Brown. But he doesn't say anything about Rihanna. He says Brown's crew was calling Drake SOFT.
--He did post video of people LEAVING the club after the fight. He got Meek Mill, Chris Brown, TREY SONGZ and someone he CLAIMS is Drake.
Here's a great reason not to force your boyfriend or husband to take one of those horrible quizzes in "Cosmopolitan". Not only does it make him briefly consider killing himself . . . but if things go wrong, it might make YOU try to kill him.
--That's exactly what went down on Sunday in Mesa, Arizona. 22-year-old Noelle Clough and her husband were doing a quiz in"Cosmo" about their EXES. That's a pretty volatile thing to take a quiz on . . . and it exploded.
--It's not clear what exactly they were saying that made each other angry . . . although we can guess one or both of them made it clear they still had some feelings and/or SEXUAL DESIRES for their exes. But things got UGLY.
--Eventually, Noelle's husband threw two kitchen knives across the floor and told her to STAB HIM. And she DID . . . she stabbed him in the back with a four-inch paring knife.
--The cops say they'd been drinking. The husband was not seriously injured from the stabbing . . . Noelle was arrested on suspicion of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.
Red Solo cups have become the unofficial cup you HAVE to have at a party. If you don't have Solo cups or, even worse, if you have BLUE, YELLOW or CLEAR cups, people are gonna talk. (???)
--And there's a rumor going around Facebook that Red Solo cups are actually SMARTER than you realized. Those lines that wrap around the different sections of the cup aren't just for decoration . . . they're actually measurements.
--The first line above the base is supposedly the one-ounce mark, if you're having liquor. The next line is at five ounces, if you want to be classy and drink wine from your plastic cup. And the third line up is at the 12-ounce mark, for one full beer.
--But according to Snopes.com, it's an urban legend. They contacted the Dart Container Corporation, which makes the cups, and they said, quote, "The lines on our Party Cups are designed for functional performance, and are not measurement lines.
--"If the lines do coincide with certain measurements, it is purely coincidental." Which sorta makes sense, since a shot is 1.5 ounces anyway.
Facebook really is a fantastic crime-fighting tool. Because there are plenty of criminals who are FAR TOO STUPID to realize people WILL see you bragging about your crimes if you post about them.
--For the past few weeks, 21-year-old Michael Ruse of Leigh Park, Hampshire, England has been on trial for beating up a friend's dad with a baseball bat.
--Apparently, the trial went pretty well for Ruse. Just before the jury was set to deliberate, he posted a status update saying, quote, "Another week at court!" A friend wrote and asked how the case was going.
--He responded, quote, "Yeah, I think I get away with it tbh [too be honest]."
--Someone anonymously saw that back-and-forth, printed it out, and gave it to the prosecution. They brought it up in court . . . and Ruse ended up changing his plea from not guilty to guilty.
--The judge called him stupid and sentenced him to 10 months in prison.
The National Retail Federation just released the list of the most shoplifted items in the U.S. last year, and it's really a perfect representation of Americans. We like to party and have sex, we're materialistic, we're vain, and we're chubby.
--Here are the most stolen items, broken down by their major categories . . .
--Grocery. Cigarettes, energy drinks, expensive liquor . . . and baby formula.
--Pharmacy. Allergy medicine, diabetic testing strips, pain relievers, and weight loss pills.
--Health and Beauty. Electric toothbrushes, lotions and creams, and pregnancy tests.
A CareerBuilder study found that if you're overweight, it might be because of your JOB. Two in five people have gained weight at their current job . . . and one in four have gained more than 10 pounds. Here are the jobs most likely to cause weight gain:
#1.) Travel Agent: It's a sedentary job, which contributes to weight gain . . . although we're not sure there actually ARE travel agents anymore.
#2.) Attorney or Judge: It has high levels of stress, which also leads to weight gain.
#3.) Social Worker
#6.) Administrative Assistant
#8.) Protective Services, like police officers or firefighters
I'm not sure if this is sweet, or just annoying: Some guy in Utah proposed to his girlfriend during Provo's first ever "dance walk" . . . which is basically a parade where you goof off and dance through town.
--First he had a group of fake bad-guys start giving her a hard time. Then he came in as Spider-Man and had a fake fight with them. And after it was over, he took his mask off and proposed. (--She said yes for some reason.)
If the "National Enquirer" is telling the truth, these are NOT happy days for ERIN MORAN.
--Erin is, of course, the fine thespian who portrayed Joanie Cunningham on both "Happy Days" and the spin-off, "Joanie Loves Chachi".
--She's 51 now, and according to the"Enquirer", she's living at the Berkshire Pointe TRAILER PARK in New Salisbury, Indiana.
--She's living with her husband, a former furniture mover who now works at Wal-Mart, and with his elderly mother.
--They had to move there after they were evicted from their California home. But Erin is trying to keep a positive attitude and make the best of things.
--A source says, quote, "Erin is like an angel to her mother-in-law. She cooks and cleans for her and takes care of her personal hygiene. But to look at Erin today you'd never know she was once one of TV's biggest stars . . . She's aged terribly."
--She also mingles with the locals and takes pictures with people when they ask.
--And she frequents the local bar, where she once FLASHED HER BOOBS on a dare. Sadly, it didn't cause much of a stir because no one in the bar recognized her.
Do you ever meet someone and hear their name, then immediately forget what it is? It's easy to get distracted, because you're taking mental notes about all kinds of other things . . . like their hair, their eyes, and what they're wearing.
--But obviously, knowing their name is much more important than any of that stuff, especially if it's business-related.
--The first step is to FOCUS, and actually listen to what they say. Here are four MORE tricks for remembering someone's name. You've probably heard some of them before. But if you've never tried them, you should. They work.
#1.) Repeat the Name. If it's UNUSUAL, ask them to spell it for you. But obviously not if it's something like "Dave" . . . because you'll look like an idiot. If it's a COMMON name, just repeat it a few times in your head.
#2.) Think of Someone Else with the Same Name. It could be a celebrity, or just someone you knew in high school. As long as you link the name with someone who's already part of your long term memory, you probably won't forget it.
#3.) Think of Something It Rhymes With. But you shouldn't always choose the first rhyme that pops in your head. The CRAZIER the rhyme is, the better your chances are of remembering it.
#4.) Find Something Unusual About the Person. If his name is Fred and he has big ears, remember him as "Big Ear Fred." It sounds ridiculous . . . and kind of mean . . . but it gives you an extra mental "trigger" so you'll remember the "Fred" part.
KANYE WEST went off on a fan at a recent concert in Paris, after the guy flashed some sort of laser pointer onstage.
--Kanye stopped the show and said, quote, "You see this guy right here with the green laser? Don't [eff] up everybody's show . . . it's not [an effing] game!"
--He also seemed to THREATEN the dude . . . saying, quote, "You gonna get [effed] up, kicked out, and all that [crap]. Chill the [eff] out." After that, the show went on as if nothing had happened. It's unclear whether or not the fan was booted.
#1.) Don't Say You Like His Shirt . . . Tell Him He Looks Good in It. There's a slight difference, but it's an important one: If just you say it's a nice shirt, you're complimenting his fashion sense . . . which most guys don't care much about.
--But if you tell him he LOOKS GOOD in it, you're complimenting his LOOKS, not his shirt.
#2.) Compliment His Friends. First, figure out what HE likes about them. Then try to echo it. For example, if he thinks one of his friends is hilarious . . . and you do too . . . let him know.
--If he know YOU think his friends are cool, HE'LL feel cool. Just don't go overboard with it or he might get jealous.
#3.) If He's Chivalrous and Opens Doors for You, Make a Big Deal About It. Chivalry isn't engrained in men the way it used to be. And most guys have to actively THINK about doing things like opening doors and pushing in chairs.
--So if you thank him for it and mention how most guys NEVER do stuff like that, it gives him a mini ego boost.
#4.) Don't Talk About How Great His Job Is . . . Tell Him He's Really Good at It. Guys like to hear how good they are at things, especially their job . . . even if they HATE it.
--But if you just started dating and tell him his JOB is great, he'll probably assume you mean it must PAY WELL. Then he'll start wondering if you're just after his money . . . even if he doesn't make very much.
HUGH HEFNER'S "runaway bride" may have come running back to him. Sources say CRYSTAL HARRIS moved back into the Playboy Mansion this week.
--Last July, Crystal caused all manner of media chaos when she dumped Hugh a week before they were supposed to get married . . . and allegedly shacked up with DR. PHIL'S son Jordan McGraw.
--But a source says, quote, "Crystal begged Hef to let her come back. He surprisingly doesn't have any hard feelings against her, so he let her move back into the Mansion. Hef and Crystal are really happy back together."
--Someone's NOT happy though: Hef's #1 girlfriend SHERA BECHARD. The source says, quote, "She moved out as soon as Crystal moved back in."