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Adam is addicted

Maroon 5 singer Adam Levine is addicted… not to drugs or booze, but to Candy Crush.  He admitted he even went to extremes with his supermodel fiancee, Behati Prinsloo, in order to play it.  Levine said, “It’s a recent obsession.  It’s pretty intense.  Behati was sleeping the other night, and it was on her phone and not mine.  This is ... Read More »

How to throw a good party

According to pop life online columnist Liz Tracy, here are the essentials for a party in which everyone has a good time. 1.  Beer.  Lots of beer.  Cheap beer is ok because quantity is more important than quality.  Make  BYOB voluntary. 2.  Chips.  Don’t worry about fancy finger foods.  Just open a bag of Doritos.  Someone will make a Taco ... Read More »

Top Searches on Bing for 2013

1.  Beyonce; 2. Kim Kardashian; 3. Rihanna; 4. Taylor Swift; 5. Madonna; 6. Biebs; 7. Nicki Minaj; 8. Amanda Bynes; 9. Miley; 10.  Barack Obama. BTW Beyonce is coming to Scottrade Center Saturday, December 14th and you can win tix today with Christy between 10 – 3. Read More »

Unforeseen Holiday Consequence

According to Lloyds Pharmacy Online Doctor, half of women risk unwanted pregnancy during Christmas.  It’s because they forget to take their birth control pill over the holidays.  Hectic holiday schedules and an increase in drinking are to blame for forgetting to take a contraceptive.  Other reasons for not taking the pill include forgetting to pack it when traveling or being ... Read More »

Even big stars get morning sickness

Yes, it can happen to anyone.  Anyone who’s pregnant that is!  An expecting Kelly Clarkson is having issues with morning sickness.  She said, “I don’t know why they call it morning sickness.  That’s my big joke right now.  It’s like all day and all night.  But I am super-excited to be pregnant.  I’m just looking forward to the second trimester.” Read More »

Happy Thanksgiving is her name

I’m not making this up.  A woman in Minnesota is named Happy Thanksgiving Reynolds.  She said her “hippie” parents gave her the unusual name because (of course) she was born on Thanksgiving 43 years ago.  Happy Thanksgiving Reynolds has learned to love her name, which she described as an “unintentional gift.”  She has gotten job interviews just because employers were ... Read More »

Five things you may not know about Lenny Kravitz

1.  His mother, Roxie Roker, played Helen Willis on The Jeffersons.  2.  He is named after his uncle, who was killed in the Korean War. 3.  He went to high school with Slash. 4.  His collection of rock memorabilia includes Paul McCartney’s handwritten lyrics for “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band.” 5.  Jonah Hill’s dad is his business manager. Read More »

Great American Smokeout

Good luck if you’re trying to kick the habit today.  As a former smoker, I know how hard it is to quit.  One of the things that makes it hard for Missourians to stop smoking is that one in four people light up around these parts.  And one of the reasons there are so many local smokers is the incredibly ... Read More »

Kelly’s Knocked Up!

They didn’t waste any time.  Recently-married Kelly Clarkson and Brandon Blackstock are expecting their first child together.  She tweeted, “I’m pregnant!!!  Brandon and I are so excited!  Best early Christmas present ever.”  The news came a month after Kelly and Brandon tied the knot in a ceremony in Tennessee.  Kelly already has parenting practice under her belt.  She looks after ... Read More »

Journey donating $350,000

Journey is helping the victims of the typhoon that hit the Phillippines last week by donating $350,000 to help relief efforts there.  Journey singer Arnel Pineda is from Manila.  He said, “Don’t stop believing.  Help is on the way.”  The donation will go to the United Nations World Food Program and should provide more than 1.4 million meals.  Typhoon Haiyan ... Read More »