Thursday, January 8, 2009

Ann Coulter's "Today" Show Appearance Canceled, Rescheduled

Man wants kidney back from estranged wife


Flynt, Francis Want $5 Billion Porn Bailout


New Apprentice Participants

Sure you might quibble with NBC's definition of celebrity, but Donald Trump's latest incarnation of The Apprentice is shaping up to be some must-see trainwreck TV.

The Peacock just announced the 16 participants for the second installment of The Celebrity Apprentice, which will once again begin the season by pitting the men against the women.

And what a bunch of men and women they are...

Caustic mother-daughter duo Joan andMelissa Rivers, former TLC songbird Tionne "T-Boz" Watkins, ex-Baywatcher Brande Roderick, reigning first family of reality sisterKhloe Kardashian, World Series of Poker champ Annie Duke, pro golfer Natalie Gulbisand Deal or No Deal briefcase holder Claudia Jordan are on the female team.

Competing on team testosterone: Sandra Bullock's other half and former Monster Garage host Jesse James, funnyman Tom Green, Olympic gold-winning figure skaterScott Hamilton, erstwhile NBA bad boy Dennis Rodman, infamous foul-mouth comic Andrew Dice Clay, former Heisman winner and NFL star Herschel Walker, country crooner Clint Black and R&B hitmaker Brian McKnight.

Once again, nepotism will be alive and well on The Celebrity Apprentice, as Trump will be joined in the boardroom by offspring Ivanka and Donald Jr. Old colleague George Ross will also stop by to lend some sage advice, as will a group of so far unnamed industry leaders, who will fill a "rotating seat" of judges on each task.

The celebrities will be competing not only to succeed first-season winner Piers Morgan as the Celebrity Apprentice, but to earn funds for the charity of their choice.

The new season kicks off March 1. Here's the complete list of competitors and their charities of choice:

  • Clint Black, country legend; International Rett Syndrome Foundation
  • Andrew Dice Clay, comedian; Stand Up for Kids
  • Annie Duke, World Series of Poker champ; Refugees International
  • Tom Green, comedian and talk-show host; Butch Walts and Donald Skinner Urologic Cancer Research Foundation
  • Natalie Gulbis, professional golfer; Boys and Girls Club
  • Scott Hamilton, Olympic figure skater; The Cleveland Clinic Foundation
  • Jesse James, TV host, restaurateur and clothing line founder; Long Beach Education Foundation
  • Claudia Jordan, Deal or No Deal model; NAPSAC Foundation
  • Khloe Kardashian, reality star and boutique owner; Brent Shapiro Foundation for Alcohol and Drug Awareness
  • Brian McKnight, singer and Broadway star; Youthville USA
  • Joan Rivers, Emmy-winning comedian and red carpet terror; God's Love We Deliver
  • Melissa Rivers, red carpet cohost and producer; Lili Claire Foundation
  • Brande Roderick, actress and production company owner; California Police Youth Charities
  • Dennis Rodman, former NBA star; Court Appointed Special Advocates of New Orleans
  • Herschel Walker, former NFL star; Alternative Community Development Services (Project Turnaround)
  • Tionne "T-Boz" Watkins, singer, former TLC member; Sickle Cell Foundation of Georgia

Elvis' Birthday Celebrated in Graceland and Around the World

Associated Content

Dr. Sanjay Gupta: Why I Would Vote No on Pot


Inside the mind of an autistic savant


List of Macy’s Store Closings

– Ernst & Young Plaza (Citicorp Plaza), Los Angeles (135,000 square feet; 136 employees; opened in 1986)
– The Citadel, Colorado Springs, Colo. (195,000 square feet; 105 employees; opened in 1984)
– Westminster Mall, Westminster, Colo. (156,000 square feet; 110 employees; opened in 1986)
– Palm Beach Mall, West Palm Beach, Fla. (190,000 square feet; 71 employees; opened in 1979)
– Mauna Lani Bay Hotel, Island of Hawaii (3,000 square feet; 3 employees; opened in 1983)
– Lafayette Square, Indianapolis (160,000 square feet; 84 employees; opened in 1974)
– Brookdale Center, Brooklyn Center, Minn. (195,000 square feet; 72 employees; opened in 1966)
– Crestwood Mall, St. Louis (166,000 square feet; 176 employees; opened in 1969)
– Natrona Heights Plaza, Natrona Heights, Pa. (73,000 square feet; 124 employees; opened in 1956)
– Century III Furniture and Clearance, West Mifflin, Pa. (83,000 square feet; 3 employees; opened in 2000)
– Bellevue Center, Nashville, Tenn. (211,000 square feet; 76 employees; opened in 1990).

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Ann Coulter and Al Franken at The Connecticut Forum

Man hangs half naked from Vail chair lift

VAIL - A 48-year-old man was caught on a chairlift in an unenviable position after getting on the lift last week.

Story Here. 


Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Burris Is Blocked From Taking Illinois Senate Seat


Obama's Twitter account Hacked.


Bill O'Reilly is: 

Obama is Dead Serious About Quickly Going Back to the Moon: Great News for NASA Fanboys


Wonderful Picture of the Milky Way.

Astronomy Picture of the Day. 

Monday, January 5, 2009

Top Money Making Stars of 2008

  1. Will Smith
  2. Robert Downey Jr.
  3. Christian Bale
  4. Shia LaBeouf
  5. Harrison Ford
  6. Adam Sandler
  7. Reese Witherspoon
  8. George Clooney
  9. Angelina Jolie
  10. Daniel Craig

Sunday, January 4, 2009

You are Beautiful.

It was the first nice day of spring so I decided to go to Central Park. I found a nice plot of grass to lay down on and eventually fell asleep. When I awoke this was folded up behind my head.

Games on a plane: Best Buy vending machines


A Very Bad Dog.

Seven new wonders of the world


Friended by Mom and Dad on Facebook

Students Worry About Parental Snooping, Devise Ways to Protect Privacy

A Look at What Happened to Michael Vick's Dogs

Some more Great Pictures

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Connecticut man's last lotto ticket wins $10M for widow

DANBURY, Conn. — On the day that Donald Peters died, he unknowingly provided financial security for his wife of 59 years and their family.

Peters bought two Connecticut Lottery tickets at a local 7-Eleven store on Nov. 1 as part of a 20-year tradition he shared with his wife Charlotte. Later that day, the 79-year-old retired hat factory worker suffered a fatal heart attack while working in his yard in Danbury.

On Friday, his widow cashed in one of the tickets: a $10 million winner which, in her grief over her husband's death, she had put aside and almost discarded before recently checking the numbers.

"I'm numb," Charlotte Peters, 78, said at Connecticut Lottery headquarters in Rocky Hill.

Donald Peters usually bought the tickets for 10 weeks at a stretch, so the winning ticket he bought Nov. 1 for the Dec. 2 drawing was among several that Charlotte Peters put aside as she, their three children and two grandchildren coped with his sudden death.

"I was in the grocery store and I had it checked and they told me I was a winner," she said. "I had no idea how much it was."

She said she thought she had won $6 million but was surprised to learn from lottery officials she'd won $10 million.

Charlotte Peters has 60 days to decide whether to take a $6 million pre-tax lump sum payment or stretch the winnings into 21 yearly payments of almost $477,300 each.

She does not yet know what she will do with the money.

"I've always wanted a Corvette, but I don't think I'll buy one. I'll stick to a small car. I might go to Mohegan Sun," she said, referring to the casino in Connecticut. "I'm going to go home and sit and think."

The Peters children think their father would have appreciated the irony.

"He'd be very mad, he just passed away and she won a lot of money," said Brian Peters, one of the couple's three children. "He'd say, 'Figures!'"