On Leona Helmsley...
Thursday, August 30, 2007
New York real estate mogul and sourpuss Leona Helmsley is living up to her nickname, "the queen of mean," even in death. The billionaire left $12 million dollars to her beloved dog, Trouble, while two of her grandchildren got nothing! Zero! She also left millions to her brother who was left to take car of the white Maltese. After Trouble goes to doggy heaven, she'll be buried next to Helmsley at her mausoleum, which is to be washed or steam-cleaned once a year.
Labels: good grief
posted by jc @ 1:29 AM, ,
Teen Beauty Queen in Live TV Meltdown
Tuesday, August 28, 2007
A hilarious moment during NBC's Miss Teen USA pageant last Friday night. 18-year-old contestant Lauren Caitlin Upton was asked why some Americans could not locate the United States on a map. Her rambling response (which can be found on YouTube) was as funny as it was uncomfortable:
"I personally believe that U.S. Americans are unable to do so because, uh, some people out there in our nation don't have maps, and, uh, I believe that our education like such as in South Africa and, uh, the Iraq everywhere like, such as and I believe that they should, our education over here in the U.S. should help the U.S., er, should help South Africa and should help the Iraq and the Asian countries, so we will be able to build up our future for our children."
Upton says she wasn't expecting the question and lost her train of thought.
posted by jc @ 1:24 AM, ,
Nick Hogan Seriously Injured in Car Crash
Monday, August 27, 2007
Hulk Hogan's son, Nick Bollea, was involved in a serious car accident in Florida. Witnesses say his yellow sports car was speeding before he hit a palm tree. Firefighters had to pull the 17-year-old Hogan and his male passenger from the car, which was totaled. Hogan, who's best known from VH1's "Hogan Knows Best," was rushed to the hospital with serious injuries and has since been released. His 22-year-old passenger suffered critical injuries.
posted by jc @ 12:43 AM, ,
Songs of the Summer: 2007
Saturday, August 25, 2007
It's hard to believe but next weekend is Labor Day! Yup, the summer is just about over. But before it's just a memory, The Daily Edition brings you the Songs of Summer 2007. They're the songs that will remind you of this summer for years to come.
Boys Like Girls - "The Great Escape"
Elliott Yamin - "Wait For You"
Fergie - "Big Girls Don't Cry"
Justine Timberlake - "Love Stoned"
Lifehouse - "First Time"
Maroon Five - "Makes Me Wonder"
Pink - "Who Knew"
Plain White T's - "Hey There Delilah"
Rihanna - "Umbrella"
Sean Kingston - "Beautiful Girls"
Timbaland - "The Way I Are"
posted by jc @ 11:19 AM, ,
NBC is bringing back the classic competitive series American Gladiators. The show will keep its old formula of pitting average Joe contestants up against trained gladiators. The new American Gladiators will feature new arena challenges, some of which will involve water. The original show ran throughout the 1990's and was syndicated on the weekend. This time, NBC will broadcast it during primetime as a midseason replacement. Producers have not settled on a host yet, but they are said to be looking at some "big names." The show is also in talks with professional and retired athletes from various sports to be the Gladiators.
posted by jc @ 10:38 AM, ,
Merv Griffin Dies
Monday, August 13, 2007
Legendary talk show host and game show creator Merv Griffin has died. Griffin died yesterday at 82 after a battle with prostate cancer. Griffin got his big break when he was asked to guest host The Jack Paar Show in 1962. From there, he went on to host The Merv Griffin Show from 1962-86. In 1963, he set up Merv Griffin Productions and created two of the biggest game shows in history: Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy! Upon his death, he was estimated to be worth about $500 million dollars. Griffin's work will live on through his two game shows, plus a new game show, Merv Griffin's Crosswords, which launches in syndication in September.
posted by jc @ 9:09 AM, ,
Matt Roloff Charged With DUI
Wednesday, August 01, 2007
Reality TV star Matt Roloff has been keeping a small secret for more than a month. The "Little People Big World" star was arrested for driving under the influence in Oregon in June. Police claim Roloff's van was swerving on the road. After he was pulled over, he allegedly failed a field sobriety test and was arrested for DUI. The 45-year-old was released shortly thereafter. He tells Entertainment Tonight that he's going to plead not guilty to the charges.
Labels: celebrity arrests
posted by jc @ 3:16 AM, ,
MTV, Mondays 10pm/ET
Based on a popular documentary film, this weekly series follows people who are in online relationships. They meet their longtime loves with the help of the show, but things aren't always what they seem.
FAST FOOD MANIA
DESTINATION AMERICA, Sundays 10pm/ET
If you listen to the Howard Stern show, the you already know that Jon Hein is the biggest fan of fast food around. Join Jon as he checks out the best places to chow down for cheap on this new show on the new network, Destination America. If you're not craving something greasing after watch this show, then something is wrong with you.
Trisha Goddard hosted talk shows overseas for years. Now, she's the star of her own show, a spin-off of Maury, here in the states. Topics have included a man with 5 wives and women who eat strange objects like drywall and dirt.
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