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by Mike Stanz posted Jun 30 2014 3:00PM
As Futbol Fever takes over the US of A, not everyone is excited. Take Dr. Keith Ablow, a panelist on Fox News’s Outnumbered, for instance. He thinks that the World Cup is just a way to distract people from what's really going on in the world. “It’s like Rome. I can see why Obama would enjoy the World Cup…”



This on the heels of conservative columnist Ann Coulter’s manifesto on soccer last week. She thinks it’s all just a liberal conspiracy. “"In soccer, the blame is dispersed and almost no one scores anyway. There are no heroes, no losers, no accountability, and no child's fragile self-esteem is bruised.”

Oh, and she doesn’t like the fact that you can’t use your hands in soccer, as our opposable thumbs are “what sets man apart from the lesser beasts.” Having a soul also factors into that whole setting-man-apart scenario for Ann, which is interesting, since she seems to be missing hers.
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Location : Rome
by Mike Stanz posted Jun 30 2014 3:00PM
Actor Shia Labeouf was arrested during a Broadway performance of “Cabaret” on Friday night. And no, it wasn’t part of the show.

He allegedly yelled at the actors, using obscenities, and even lit a cigarette at one point. When security guards and the police tried to remove him, he became aggressive and in colorful terms offered to rearrange their faces and more.

A passerby happened to snap a picture of Shia and some police officers outside the theater. Shia was booked and released later that night, and has to go to court late next month to answer the charges.


We’re getting whispers of a possible defense. He thought he was in a movie theater watching one of his own films. Pretty plausible reason to go a little whacko.

In the meantime, he'll be busy filming his new movie, Train Wreck, with his co-starts - Charlie Sheen and Lindsay Lohan.
 
by Mike Stanz posted Jun 30 2014 5:00AM
Okay, it’s time for French Montana to knock it off. To celebrate Khloe Kardashian’s birthday over the weekend, he went a little wild with his credit card.

First, he got Khloe a Jeep. Which you would think would be enough.

Enough? For a Kardashian? Ha!

He also got her $30K worth of jewelry. Because the Jeep don’t mean a thing if Khloe don’t have the bling. Am I right?

I mean, the girl’s birthday party was on her yacht. And you just don’t show up to a birthday party on a yacht with a gift card from Applebee’s. Unless you want to leave the yacht on the water side.

by Mike Stanz posted Jun 30 2014 5:00AM
This is from a couple of weeks ago, but it’s a neat little video clip. Katy Perry and Paul McCartney (who ever thought they would ever share a couch?) were guests on the BBC’s Graham Norton Show.

Katy was trying to salute Paul, but she stumbled a little when she got to “… and the fact that you’re still here today…” Pretty funny the way it worked out.

And then Paul tells a great story about meeting and working with the King of Pop, Michael Jackson, and some interesting advice Paul gave him. Check it out…

 
by Mike Stanz posted Jun 30 2014 5:00AM
VidCon 2014 was held over the weekend in Anaheim. It’s called the “world’s premier gathering of people who make online video,” so a lot of creative folks would be expected in attendance.

The folks at The Tonight Show set up a Random Lip Sync Challenge booth at the convention, giving folks the chance to lip sync – but the song selection wasn’t made until they were inside the booth.

These two guys ended up with Katy Perry’s “Teenage Dream” when the wheel stopped spinning. Watch the video, and tell me: do you get the sense these guys have performed this one before?

Yeah, me too…

 
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Location : Anaheim
by Mike Stanz posted Jun 30 2014 5:00AM
This is one of those rare feel-good stories, and it’s definitely worth sharing.

Actress Amy Adams – from American Hustle, Man of Steel, Trouble with the Curve and more – was flying to LA from Detroit last week when she quietly arranged with airline personnel to give her first-class seat to a US serviceman.

She tried to keep the exchange private, but of course, we all know that’s impossible these days. When the media found out, she said she didn’t do it to bring attention to herself – she did it bring attention to the troops.

Nicely played, Amy.

 
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Topics : Human Interest
Location : DetroitLouisiana
People : Amy Adams
by Mike Stanz posted Jun 27 2014 3:00PM
There’s talk that Sex and the City’s Sarah Jessica Parker could be returning to television in a show about two investigative reporters who blow the lid off the biggest corruption scandal in Philadelphia’s history.

It’s based on a real-life story chronicled in Busted: A Tale of Corruption And Betrayal In The City of Brotherly Love. Talk is that the show will be produced by the same folks who produced HBO’s recent hit series, True Detective.

No, it won’t have Sarah’s character chasing down Mister Big. As far as we know…

And she won’t be getting any help from her husband, Inspector Gadget. (Sorry, Matthew Broderick, but we haven’t quite forgotten that one yet.)
 
by Mike Stanz posted Jun 27 2014 3:00PM
On Wednesday, Fox News host Neil Cavuto got into a bit of a shouting match with US Representative Michele Bachman during an interview about House Speaker John Boehner’s plans to sue the president over his use of executive actions.

Cavuto thinks the whole thing would be “an enormous waste of effort.” Bachman mostly disagreed, and went further to suggest that Congress should act know and “defund the executive branch.”

That is, take away the funding for one of the three branches of US government. “Cut it. Make it hurt. Because if they don’t have the money, they won’t have power.”

I don’t know if contentious is the right word to describe what followed, but Vince McMahon did call both of them later to try to sign them up for Wrestlemania 31.

 
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by Mike Stanz posted Jun 27 2014 5:00AM
Kim Kardashian posted a photo from 1992 to Instagram yesterday of her and her sister visiting step-dad Bruce Jenner on the set of an infomercial.

Kim says she was 11 years old at the time. And looking at the picture, her step-dad might have been about that old as well.

#awkward #hadsomeworkdone

 
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by Mike Stanz posted Jun 27 2014 5:00AM
Ikea, the assemble-it-yourself furniture store most-cursed by non-handy men, announced this week it would be increasing the minimum wage for its co-workers across the country. The hourly rate will go up to an average of about $10.76 – it will vary from area to area – but overall, workers are looking at an increase of about 17%.

The interesting angle is that Ikea, in the true spirit of its mission, took this move on its own. There is a national movement to increase the minimum wage, but it’s not yet a mandate.

Action News in Kansas City has the full story below.

Of course, increased wages means increased costs, and those expenses usually come out of something else. So, until things sort out, you should be even more careful than normal when resting or sitting on any Ikea product. There’s really no telling if it will hold up or not.

 
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Topics : Labor
Location : Kansas City
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