ON THIS DAY
On this date in 1789, the U.S. created the War Department.
On this date in 1882, the famous feud between the Hatfields and the McCoys began.
In 1912, the Progressive Party nominated Theodore Roosevelt for President.
On this date in 1970, the very first computer chess tournament was held.
Charlize Theron turns 34 today. David Duchovny says he's only 49 today. The truth is out there.
Wayne Knight celebrates his 54th birthday today. Happy birthday... Newman!
THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW
- Oil prices have crawled up to their highest point since last October.
- Chris Brown showed up Wednesday for his sentencing, but the judge wanted more time and postponed it until August 27.
- Not wasting time, Simon Cowell has already lined up Victoria Beckham as a celebrity judge for the next season of "American Idol."
- Britney Spears is scheduled to perform at the Teen Choice Awards on Monday.
- "True Blood" castmates Anna Paquin and Stephen Moyer are engaged to each other.
- The big rumor is that Chelsea Clinton is getting married this month to her longtime boyfriend Marc Mezvinsky. The rumor has been denied by the Clinton family. the rumor is that Chelsea, 29 and Marc, 31, are planning a wedding on Martha's Vineyard for sometime in August.
- Supposedly, the Jackson family has signed the papers so that Michael will be buried at the Hollywood Hills location of Forest Lawn.
- Ryan Seacrest, Randy Jackson, Simon Cowell and Kara DioGuardi are all in Denver this weekend for season 9 auditions. We're officially entering the "no Paula" zone.
- Beastie Boy Adam Yauch is recovering from cancer surgery.
- Hurricane Felicia -- a category 4 storm -- is heading right for Hawaii!
- Paris Hilton had a 300-square foot designer dog house built for her two pups... at a cost of $325,000.
- Steven Tyler, 61, of Aerosmith suffered head, neck and shoulder injuries in a tumble from the stage at a South Dakota concert and joked about the fall as he was loaded into the helicopter to be taken to a hospital.
- A Wake Forest study claims that social stress can result in the body storing more abdominal fat, which is the warm up act for heart disease.
- At least one website is claiming this whole Paula Abdul leaving Idol thing is just a big hoax. We'll see.
- There are now over 65,000 aps available for iPhones.
- Dave Wiegand of Portland, Oregon, won the National Scrabble Championship this weekend in Ohio, walking away with $10,000!
(Womens Health) During her lifetime the average female will:
- Spend two weeks kissing
- Buy 665 pairs of panties
- Have 1.5 blind dates
- Spend six days shaving your legs
- Spend 49 years worrying about your shape
- Admire a man's shape 35,989 times
- And just for fun, the average woman will take 32 showers with a member of the opposite sex
Women prefer real men. As in men who have hairy chests and beer bellies, rather than men who dress well and get manicures. That's the word from a new survey of British women conducted by Lion Bar Ice Cream. They found fully 80% of women consider the metrosexual traits of hair straightening and frequent tanning to be a sexual turnoff. The poll also found that 10% of women like the smell of beer on a man breath, while 20% admitted they are attracted to men with "a bit of body odor." Again, really?
Warning: Television is high in calories. That's because many commercials can drive both kids and adults into a feeding frenzy, warn Yale researchers. Children who watched cartoons with food commercials ate 45% more snack food during the program compared to those who saw the same show with nonfood commercials. And adults who watched TV ads for unhealthy food ate far more junk food snacks than those who saw ads about healthy nutrition. "Food advertising triggers automatic eating, regardless of hunger and is a significant contributor to the obesity epidemic," caution researchers. (National Enquirer)
Their body language says it all folks with money tend to be more fidgety, according to a new study. Rich people can afford to make a bad impression, so they don't make any effort to appear interested in other people's conversations and are often distracted, say researchers at the University of California at Berkeley. That's why the posh people don't put on their listening caps during chit chat. Instead, they doodle, yawn, pluck at their clothes, play with their hair, check their watches, and restless twitch, fidget, fiddle, jiggle or squirm. In contrast, less well to do folks sit up, make eye contact and take careful notice of what other people say so they can carry on a polite conversation. Amazingly, the fidget factor alone predicted a person's economic status almost perfectly, say researchers, who reviewed videotapes of 50 conversations between strangers. (National Examiner)