Tuesday, August 24, 2010

wtf Report

The waffle iron was patented today.

Tiger Woods is single again. Tiger and his Swedish-born wife officially divorced Monday.

No surprise here: Researchers say bottled tea isn't as good for you as the kind you brew yourself. The bottled stuff lacks healthful antioxidants and is often loaded with sugar.

A 72-year-old Florida woman was accidentally shot in the chest by her husband as the two trained for robbery scenarios. She's expected to recover. No word if she'll keep hubby around till their 55th anniversary.

Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino makes more money than you. Someone crunched the numbers and figured out he'll make $5 million this year from Jersey Shore, making appearances, and the gobs of products he's got lined up.

Piranha 3D will be getting a sequel.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

WTF Report

It's Middle Childrens Day.

Forbes.com says Williams College is America's best. Never heard of it? You're not alone. It's a small, private Massachusetts college with just 2,200 students. Forbes factored the cost of tuition, the salaries of graduates and students' experiences.

America's a bit screwed up right now, and so's American Idol. The latest rumors: J-Lo is out as judge for being too demanding, Mariah Carey would like to judge, and the supposedly fired Kara DioGuardi's not received a contract for next season and is getting her Idol news through the media.

A new study reveals a free and easy way to help your kid be a bit more popular: Send them outdoors. In the study kids who played outdoors were more popular with other kids.

A Florida man man was arrested after he called 911 to say hello. Cops say Roger Hollaway called 911 and told the dispatcher that he needed a ride, but then said he was joking and hung up.

Pixar's Toy Story 3 has grossed over $895 million worldwide, surpassing Finding Nemo to become the highest grossing film in the movie company's history.

Thursday, July 29, 2010

wtf Report

It's National Cheesecake Day!

Ellen DeGeneres is leaving American Idol. In a statement Thursday, Ellen said, "A couple months ago, I let Fox and the American Idol producers know that this didn't feel like the right fit for me. I told them I wouldn't leave them in a bind and that I would hold off on doing anything until they were able to figure out where they wanted to take the panel next."

A Facebook page called "I'm lost. Help me find my family" has been set up in an attempt to reunite a tattered stuffed animal with his owner. UK cafe owner Liz Everett started the page after the lost bear was accidentally left in her Suffolk cafe. There's also a Twitter page.

Fire officials in Ohio (Middletown) city said a man sparring with a punching bag accidentally caused a natural gas leak when he knocked the meter off his wall. Energy crews were able to shut the gas off about an hour after the leak began.

In theaters this weekend: Dinner for Schmucks (PG-13); Cats & Dogs: Revengs of Kitty Galore (PG); Charlie St. Cloud (PG-13)

Saturday, July 24, 2010

WTF Report

Chelsea Clinton July 31 wedding to Marc Mezvinsky will reportedly run around $2 million.

Long Island, New York, authorities are looking for a male suspect who walked into a bank Thursday dressed as Darth Vader and held up a teller at gunpoint. He was wearing a Darth Vader mask, blue cape and camouflage pants.

If you get an email from BP CEO Tony Hayward saying you can get $500,000 in grant funding -- in exchange for emailing back some personal info -- click 'delete'. It's a phishing scam.

Justin Bieber will guest-star on the season premiere of CSI September 23. Bieber will play a 16-year-old singing sensation. Rehearsals should be easy.

In theaters this weekend: Salt (PG-13) and Ramona and Beezus (G)

Monday, July 5, 2010

WTF Report

Today is National Fried Chicken Day.

Over 200,000 people have been tricked into clicking on a malicious link that is spreading across Facebook. The link is posted on user walls by a rogue program.

James Cameron's Titanic's coming to theaters in 3-D format in 2012...yes, we need tragedy in 3-D...what's next Schindler's List???

A new study shows it takes longer to read books on an e-book reader versus a printed book. The study found that reading speeds declined by 6.2% on the iPad and 10.7% on the Kindle compared to print...maybe its just the people who read on those devices are below average readers??

An Austrian jeweler has sold a gold and jewel-encrusted vuvuzela to a Russian businessman for over $21,000. The plastic vuvuzela horn is decorated with expensive white gold and diamonds.

On DVD today: Brooklyn's Finest and The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo .

In Russia a man is teaching his dog how to scuba dive...maybe he can figure out how to bury all this oil too!! Bury the crude, boy! Bury the crude!

Sunday, June 27, 2010

WTF Report

Toy Story 3 was the No. 1 film over the weekend with $59 million. Adam Sandler's Grown Ups debuted at No. 2. Tom Cruise's Knight and Day debuted in third.
... Some sort of teen vampire movie opens this weekend. It'll probably do pretty well.

A number of BP gas station owners -- tied to the giant oil company in name only -- are asking for discounts. They want to pass the discounts on to angry Americans to regain some lost business... call up the Louisiana guy who works for BP who is on TV all the time

A Chihuahua mix from Clearlake, California, has become the newest World's Ugliest Dog. Princess Abby won the 2010 World's Ugliest Dog Contest at the Sonoma-Marin Fair in Petaluma... what an honor!!!???

UK's The Daily Mail reported over the weekend that an iPhone 4 recall is underway. The story was wrong...OOPS

The Sunday New York Times decided to track down one of the voices on your GPS navigation device. Australian Karen is one of them, and she's turned the notoriety of her turn-by-turn instructions into a motivational speech about calculating your route in life. Another popular voice is that of American Karen Jacobson, who goes by the GPS nickname "American Jill".

Monday, June 14, 2010

The Karate Kid made $56 million over the weekend. The A-Team came in second.

... Jonah Hex and Toy Story 3 open Friday.

In Britain a toad underwent life-saving surgery after it was accidentally stabbed with a garden pitchfork. The toad had a collapsed lung but pulled through and was released back into the wild... Why does he not need a follow up and I have to go back 3 times for a cold???

A couple in California were married Saturday at a Home Depot store where they work. They married in the outdoor garden section....and the bridesmaids weren't the only hoes in attendace

Two British brothers were nabbed for burglary when one of the robbers got stuck trying to break into a department store. UK police arrested Clive and Kelvin Webster after older brother Clive got himself stuck trying to fit his 238-pound body through a 2-foot hole in the side of the department store... no word on whether the honey pot was completely empty or not

That guy on the Old Spice TV commercials has landed a talent deal with NBC. His name is Isaiah Mustafa and he's already had bit parts on Ugly Betty, NCIS and Castle.