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Def Leppard coming to town

The band with the one-armed drummer has announced a North American summer tour with Styx and Tesla.  The 48-city trek will begin July 23rd in Tampa, Florida and end October 4th in Bismarck, North Dakota.  The tour will hit Hollywood Casino Amphitheater Friday, September 4th.  Tickets go on sale Saturday, February 21st at noon. Def Leppard guitarist Vivian Campbell is ... Read More »

Jon Stewart and Brian Williams to swap gigs

OK, just kidding.  Jon Stewart did just announce he will leave Comedy Central’s Daily Show later this year, but he has no aspirations to anchor NBC Nightly News.  Personally, I think he’d do a fine job. Brian Williams is on a 6 month unpaid leave of absence from the news desk due to at least one statement he made on-air ... Read More »

How long should you wait?

What is the proper number of dates to go on before having sex with someone new?  According to a worldwide survey, the average is 3.54.  But you can round up to 4 to be safe! The survey also found the accents that people find to be most attractive are British, American, Irish, Australian and French in that order. Websites and ... Read More »

Irony? Karma??

Ozzy Osbourne will have to pay $27,400 to have an infestation of bats removed from his home.  The bats have been living there since May but Ozzy finally got permission to remove them.  If he had removed them illegally he’d be facing a fine of up to $7,600 per bat or a 6 month jail sentence. On January 20, 1982, ... Read More »

Steve Carell Rejected by SNL

Not only was Steve Carell rejected after auditioning for Saturday Night Live, but the same fate befell Lisa Kudrow and Stephen Colbert!  The show’s producer Lorne Michaels revealed these startling facts in “The Hollywood Reporter” in an interview about SNL’s 40th anniversary.  And when he was asked which season he’d like to do over, he chose 1985’s season 11 which ... Read More »

The First 72

I’m a fan of the TV show “The First 48.”  The premise of the show is if police investigating a homicide don’t get a solid lead in the first 48 hours, their chance of solving the murder is cut in half.  Along those lines comes a new book called “Kickstart Your Relationship Now! Move On or Move Out” by Margot ... Read More »

Which Comedian Would Make the Best President?

According to a recent poll: 1.  Stephen Colbert    19% 2.  Jon Stewart    18% 3.  Tina Fey  17% 4.  Dave Chappelle  15% 5.  Amy Poehler  5% 6.  Louis CK  5% 7.  John Oliver  2% 8.  Jay Pharaoh  2% 9.  Don’t know  18% Read More »

Katy’s shot at Taylor

Weeks ago I heard that Katy Perry planned on dissing Taylor Swift during her halftime performance.  Katy didn’t say how she would pull it off, so I watched the show waiting for something obvious.  Well, it wasn’t obvious enough for me to catch it.  But fortunately, a music ( and bikini) expert friend spotted it.  Katy had her backup dancers ... Read More »

Winning football leads to flu

As strange as it seems, researchers say having teams in the Super Bowl leads to a spike in flu deaths in those two cities.  Scientists analyzed the cities which had teams in the big game from 1974 – 2009 and found that having a team in the Super Bowl caused an 18% increase in flu deaths.  They say the reason ... Read More »

Is it True Love?

Scientists think they’ve found the two questions that give “clear empirical evidence” of true love.  The two questions you have to ask: “How happy are you in your marriage relative to how happy you would be if you weren’t in the marriage?” and “How do you think your spouse answered that question?” The researchers say people who think they would be ... Read More »