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Edible coffee cup?

It is reportedly delicious while being environmentally friendly.  KFC is partnering with Seattle’s Best Coffee to release an edible coffee cup.  Called a Scoff-ee, the edible coffee holders are essentially cup-shaped cookies lined with white chocolate.  The paper around the cup is made of sugar and is also edible. There’s no word on when U.S. consumers will be able to ... Read More »

$82K a year on groceries!

There’s a heated divorce in the works between Chicago hedge fund billionaire Ken Griffin and his money manager wife, Anne.  She wants $1 million a month for the care of their three children who are all under age ten. Legal documents show the couple spends $6,800 a month on groceries, and $7,200 monthly on dining.  I always heard you can ... Read More »

New Relationship Status

20-somethings have invented a new relationship status and it’s called “Dating Partner.”  It seems that when you’re a DP, you enjoy a noncommittal, nonexclusive casual romantic relationship with someone you are both sexually and emotionally intimate with.  You’re not a hookup or a boyfriend/girlfriend.  You are a dating partner. It seems that with a dating partner young adults get all of ... Read More »

Boat Show Drops Anchor

The Progressive Insurance St Louis Boat & Sportshow is at America’s Center March 4th through 8th.  You’ll find fishing boats, luxury cruisers, stars of Tru TV’s “Way Out West”, scuba diving, the Texas Bass Tank, and lots more.  I spoke today with show manager Mark Adams. Read More »

Why Eddie didn’t do Cosby

Norm Macdonald took to Twitter last night to share a behind-the-scenes account of Saturday Night Live’s 40th Anniversary special.  Eddie Murphy was in talks to impersonate Bill Cosby is Celebrity Jeopardy, a skit Macdonald wrote and originally created for the show.  But Murphy turned down the gig the day before the Sunday telecast.  Kenan Thompson played Cosby in the sketch ... Read More »

Song to become children’s book

Pharrell Williams has signed a book deal to turn his song “Happy” into a book for kids.  He agreed to write four new books for young readers starting with one inspired by his hit song.  The book will feature photos of children from around the world “celebrating what it means to be happy.”  The “Happy” book will be published September ... Read More »

New Cure for Tattoo Regret

A vanishing cream for tattoos is now a reality.  Researchers have developed a pain-free treatment to erase bad tats.  The lotion targets cells that have been colored by the tattooing process and is said to be safer than lasers, which are currently used to remove unwanted ink.  While lasers break down ink particles in tattoos that are eventually absorbed into ... Read More »

What makes the modern woman feel alive?

Researchers surveyed women to see what excited them and what drained them.  First, the exciting things: 1.  Going on vacation    41% said this was their fav. 2.  Having sex     26% 3.  Exercising or playing a sport    26% 4.  Eating good food    25% 5.  Shopping    21% 6.  Meeting friends for a drink    20% 7.  Attending a live concert    18% 8.  Grabbing ... Read More »

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 »