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A recent bride sent a wedding guest a bill for $75 after she didn’t turn up for the reception.  The bill came with a note saying, “This cost reflects the amount paid by the bride and groom for meals that were RSVP’d for.  Reimbursement and explanation for no-show, card, call or text would be appreciated.” Jessica Baker was getting ready ... Read More »

Billy knows about Christie’s new BF


Billy Joel was in concert at Madison Square Garden the other night and while onstage, he made a crack about his second wife Christie Brinkley.  After playing “The Longest Time,” one of his anthems about Christie, Billy said, “And now she’s dating John Mellencamp.” John and Christie were spotted having dinner together recently in New York City.  No one knows ... Read More »

Going to Taylor?


There is a report that Taylor Swift is cracking down on fans who share live footage of her concerts through Twitter’s Periscope app.  She has supposedly hired an online police force who are scouring the web for unauthorized Taylor Swift content. Read More »

Vladi calls Elton, for real this time


Russian President Vladimir Putin called Elton John and agreed to meet him to discuss LGBT issues in Russia.  The Associated Press reported the news from Moscow Thursday, and the Russian Embassy in the U.K. tweeted a confirmation. Last week, after Elton posted a message on Instagram thanking Putin for calling him, two Russian pranksters admitted they’d called the rock star ... Read More »

Could you?


Dianne Hoffmeyer walked into a Michigan Tim Horton’s with her 22-month-old daughter.  Two women standing in line behind her, unprovoked, lobbed insults her way. “Oh look at her hair.  It’s nasty looking and the roots are coming through.” “Oh she’s a whale, oh the whale needs to eat” The insults stung Dianne.  She “instantly started to cry, because it hurts.  ... Read More »

Try This


Apparently, people can’t tell which toe is which.  Researchers at Oxford University said it may be hard for people to tell which toe is which if their eyes are closed and someone’s touching them.  In a study, scientists had a group of 19 healthy volunteers stick out their feet and have their toes prodded.  While 94% knew it was their ... Read More »

Believe It Or Not


The Science of Ripley’s Believe It Or Not opens at the Saint Louis Science Center October 1, and it attempts to answer the question can science make the unbelievable, believable?  How did the Alton Giant, Robert Wadlow, grow to be 8 feet 11 inches tall?  You’ll find out! You’ll see a calf with two faces, a megladon shark jaw, a ... Read More »

Eternity on the moon for 12K


San Francisco-based Elysium Space announced it will launch “symbolic portions” of ashes to the moon for $11,950.  The company said, “Families now have the historic opportunity to commemorate their departed loved ones every night through the everlasting splendor and soft illumination of the Earth’s closest companion: the Moon.” Elysium doesn’t have its own rockets, so it has teamed up with ... Read More »

Socks and sandals?


Apparently wearing socks with sandals is in… but only if they don’t make you look like a grandpa.  The Huffington Post Fashion says socks and sandals are a smart idea for tricky transition weather, and are also a painless way to break in new sandals.  Website Bustle says the sandal has to be cool and functional with socks, and the ... Read More »

The internet might be listening


The internet could be listening to your private conversations.  There are more and more devices like Amazon’s Echo which is a digital assistant set up in a home or office to listen for various requests, such as for a song, a sports score or the weather.  In theory, these devices could be used to listen to your private conversations. Amazon ... Read More »