Sunday, February 27, 2011

Rejected on Idol--not to worry.

Some have moved past a rejection on American Idol to make it anyway. Hillary Scott of Lady Antebellum, Colbie Caillat, Amber Riley (Mercedes Jones on Glee), and Robyn Troup (who is in the process of recording her first album) all auditioned for American and were rejected. Some didn't even make it past the first round. rejected

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Billy Ray and Miley feud

Billy Ray's interview in GQ started the landslide and now it's hit the stands in almost every magazine. The "rags" are loving it and coming up with all kinds of storylines. More reputable magazines are reporting a more rational reality. Billy Ray is scared that Miley is heading down a dangerous road. Miley is furious with her dad for speaking out. Billy is jealous of Miley? Miley forces her dad to cancel more interviews. Or is it just that Miley is a spoiled brat? Sounds like the making of a soap opera. story1 story2 story3

Hotel goes to the dogs.

Just outside of Paris stands a hotel that caters only to dogs. Guests have access to a pool, games room, a salon, tv for watching DVD's, and walks in the woods. Dog owners pay about $36-$48/day. doggy hotel

One and a half men?

Production on "Two and a half men" has been stopped for the rest of season 9. Charlie Sheen made some "not-so-nice" comments on a radio show and now he's out of a job. He says that he's got free speech behind him but when you're throwing around jabs about your bosses, it might be detrimental to your career. 2 1/2

Sunday, February 20, 2011

who knew...

...that a bounce house could bounce that high? A 10-year-old Arizona girl was in a bounce house when it was hit by a gust of wind and flew up on a roof two houses away. The girl had to be rescued from the neighbor's roof and then taken to the hospital because of head and other injuries. story

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Homeless shelter takes in men and dogs

In Boston there's a place called Pine Street Inn's Stapleton House.
This house takes in men and dogs which allows both to experience trust and companionship once again. So far 13 dogs have been given shelter and all 13 have found permanent loving homes. shelter

Mom sells toys on Ebay

On the surface that sounds like a normal thing. A kid grows tired of a toy and mom puts it on ebay instead of throwing it out. Not so with this is selling Beyblades because her boys used them in the bathtub and caused a lot of damage. She was targeted on ebay by a group called 4Chan. They made a joke out of her listing and it has been removed after the bidding went to $999,999. ebay story

Glee stars on the big screen

Some of the Glee stars have found themselves in movie roles. There may not be a lot of singing going on but we will see them in some dramatic and comedic roles.
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taking the wrong baby home

It's something that happens when a hospital worker mixes up newborns. Years later the mistake is discovered and people's lives are changed forever. But what happens when you're given the wrong 3-year-old from day care? A grandfather was picking up his grandson from daycare and was sent home with the wrong child. He didn't realize it until he got home. It was discovered at the daycare when the child's mother came to pick him up. By this time, the grandfather was on his way back to the daycare and everyone was reunited with the correct child within half hour of the mistake. daycare mess

Dale Earnhardt has been gone for 10 years

It seems hard to believe that it is the 10th anniversary of the death of Dale Earnhardt Sr. The race at Daytona will include remembrances of Earnhardt. Many fans are still fans of his even though he's gone. Because of Earnhardt, several safety measures have been put in place. Earnhardt

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

She said, "yes."

Barbie and Ken are back together. They split up in 2004 but Ken decided that Barbie was the only doll for him and started making plans to win her back by Valentine's Day. Barbie and Ken

Billy Ray Cyrus--interview in GQ

Billy Ray has a lot to say about his daughter. She's 18 now and he's afraid for her. He claims that there are a lot of bad influences around her and he hopes she stays safe. Sighting other celebrities out of control, Billy Ray mentions Michael Jackson, Anna Nicole Smith, and Kurt Cobain then proudly proclaims that he has never made a dime off of his daughter unlike so many others in her life. His marriage recently broke up because his wife was allegedly having an affair with Brett Michaels. GQ interview

Sunday, February 13, 2011

recycling gone wrong

Some states have a can and bottle fee tacked on to the price. That fee is returned when the container is taken to a recycling or redemption center. The problem occurs when out-of-state containers are returned for the refund that was not paid with the purchase. It seems that some people; recyclers included; are getting rich from this scheme. Maine has decided to crack down on this practice. A couple of recyclers and an individual have been charged with fraud. The recyclers are accused of accepting bottles and cans that they knew were purchased out of state and the individual is accused of returning about $1000 worth of ineligible containers. story

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Ice Fishing in a t-shirt and shorts

Ice fishing has gone high tech and cozy with all the comforts of home. They're not shacks anymore. Small ice fishing communities pop up on lakes as soon as the ice is thick enough. Most people come year after year. Some places; like Mille Lacs, MN; have seen an increase in tourism for ice fishing. ice fishing

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Cockfights are illegal and dangerous but not usually to the spectators

A California man has died as a result of his injuries after being attacked by a cock during a cockfight. The rooster had a knife attached to one of it's limbs and stabbed the man in the right leg when police arrived. The man died a couple hours later while at the hospital.

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Taylor Swift can rap

A radio station in Nashville convinced Taylor to do a bit from one of her favorite songs. That song just so happens to be 'Super Bass' by Nicki Minaj. rap