Saturday, March 31, 2012

86 years old and still swinging from the bars

Johanna Quass is 86 years young and can hold her own right along side the men. She took 4th place but was the official star of the event. Johanna

American Idol this week

Everyone on American Idol was good this week. Seemed like it would be a difficult choice about who goes home or maybe the judges would use their one and only "save." Ultimately, Heejun Han went home. Idol recap

another cruise ship in trouble

An engine fire set the Azamara Quest adrift. All of the passengers were unharmed but several crew members suffered from smoke inhalation. The fire was quickly brought under control and the ship awaited rescue from a tug boat. Azamara Quest

Monday, March 26, 2012

Sea monster in South Carolina

A rather large sea creature washed up on the shore of Folly Beach in South Carolina. Some wondered what kind of strange new species it could be but a veterinarian from an aquarium identified it as a sturgeon. large fish

Sunday, March 25, 2012

7-year old on a diet?

Really? When will this insanity stop? A 92 pound 7-year old is forced by her mother to lose 16 pounds. Dara-Lynn Weiss puts her daughter, Bea, on a diet after her doctor claims she is clinically obese. Dara-Lynn does all this while secretly sneaking all of the goodies and snacks that she denies her daughter. Here come all the eating disorders for this poor child. Shaming doesn't work for anybody. 7-year old on diet

Saturday, March 24, 2012

down to 9

American Idol lost Erika Van Pelt this week. She drastically changed her look by cutting her blonde hair and then dying it a very dark color. She's not happy with the mixed messages received from the judges especially J. Lo. Van Pelt

porn star banned from prom

Nineteen year old Megan Piper accepted a prom invitation from Mike Stone. Mike wanted to do something different for prom so he started tweeting porn stars about accompanying him to prom. Megan had never been to her own prom and wanted to go. She would gladly attend prom if Mike could get her from California to Minnesota. Mike started arranging the funds but the school put a stop to it by banning Megan from the prom. Now they're looking for an alternative prom. porn star prom date

Friday, March 16, 2012

Idol elimination

Shannon Magrane goes home this week even though Jermaine Jones was eliminated for not revealing his criminal past. The top 10 are now set. Three women were in the bottom 3 this week making this season look like another year for the guys. goodbye Shannon

upside-down house

Malaysia joins the list of countries that have upside-down houses. Everything in it is hanging from the floor. Small touches like a cigarette in an ashtray makes it look like the family has just stepped out. Even the car is upside-down in the carport. upside-down house

Thursday, March 15, 2012

J Lo's stunt double

In the filming of her new video, J. Lo's stunt double is a man. He looks just like her. story here

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Idol contestant goes home

It's not surprising that Idol hopefuls get sent packing. That's the whole premise of the show--there can be only one when it's all over. This week however sent a contestant home because of his past. Jermaine Jones has been disqualified because of his criminal history plus outstanding warrants which he kept secret from producers. Jermaine Jones

Kellie Pickler eloped last year

When Kellie Pickler got married last year, she surprised everyone by eloping. The ceremony was held on a Caribbean island. The couple spent a couple days enjoying the sun and then jetted off to spend the rest of their honeymoon in...Iraq. Kellie had been scheduled to perform for the USO and felt it was her duty to honor that commitment. Kellie Pickler

Scotty McCreery pitches

He's not pitching a new song...he's actually pitching a baseball and he's good at it. Scotty has returned to finish high school and his love of baseball. He was unable to play during his junior year because of American Idol. He's glad to be back at school and on the field playing the game that he loves along side his friends. Scotty McCreery

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Tornado strikes twice in same place

Harvest Alabama was hit 10 months ago by a tornado. Residents were just rebuilding from that storm when they were hit again on Friday. Harvest

Saturday, March 3, 2012

55 and auditioning for the Dallas Cowboy Cheerleaders

Sharon Simmons has had a dream to be a Dallas Cowboys Cheerleader since she was 20 but didn't have the courage to go for it. Now at age 55, the grandmother of 2, is ready to make that leap. She's in training with dance classes and learning to do the splits. She will be the oldest to audition. Others have tried but the oldest person on the 2011 squad was 31. The oldest professional cheerleader was 42. Sharon