ON THIS DAY
On this date in 1846, the American Flag is raised for the very first time in Los Angeles.
In 1932, Adolf Hitler rejects the post of vice-chancellor of Germany, saying he was prepared to hold out "for all or nothing."
On this date in 1942, "Bambi" debuted in theaters.
The Partridge Family's Danny Bonaduce turns the big 5-0, and Fidel Castro, the former leader of Cuba, turns 83 today.
THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW
- The first night of the 2-week run of "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire" in primetime was seen by 7 million people. In 1999, the show had audiences as big as 22 million the first time out.
- If you're keeping score at home, Paris Hilton and Doug Reinhardt are back together.
- Names in the rumor mill for the next edition of "Dancing with the Stars": LaToya Jackson, Vera Wang, Lou Ferrigno, Dean McDermott and wrestler Kurt Angle.
- Dane Cook did make some Vanessa Hudgens nude photo jokes at the Teen Choice Awards... it's just that they were edited out before broadcast.
- MTV is unplugging its studio overlooking Times Square and will close it by the end of the year.
- Jennifer Hudson gave birth to a baby boy: David Daniel Otunga, Jr., named after the father, Jennifer's fiance.
- The first Michael Jackson books sanctioned by his estate will be out December 7th.
- University of Louisville men's basketball coach Rick Pitino has told police that yes, he did have sex with a woman at a Louisville restaurant back in 2003 and then later gave her $3,000 for an abortion. The woman has apparently come back and allegedly was making extortion demands.
- Milla Jovovich is getting married next week to her British fiance... but not in a designer dress. She made the wedding dress herself!
- The number being thrown around as Simon Cowell's new annual salary: $45 million.
- First new job for Paula Abdul: guest-starring on an episode of "Ugly Betty."
- Anything unusual happen in L.A. last weekend? Alex von Furstenberg -- the son of designer Diane von Furstenberg -- hired a small plane to fly over the beaches with a sign that read, "Reggie Miller Stop Pursuing Married Women!" He believed Reggie had been flirting with his fiancee.
- Tony Bennett and Dave Brubeck performed together at a music festival in Rhode Island over the weekend... only the 2nd time in their 60-year careers that they have performed together.
Here are the top ten types of men that women are attracted to from AskMen.com:
- The Bad Boy
- The Surfer
- The Musician
- The Foreigner
- The Sensitive Artist
- The Dog Owner
- The Fireman
- The Surgeon
- The Cook
- The Marlboro Man
Half of all U.S. workers know that someone will be yelling today -- so much so that it's considered verbal abuse. And 25% say it's so bad, it has driven them to tears. And, they're not just raising their voices. Some are losing control. One-sixth of workers say anger has led to property damage, while 10% reported physical violence. And who is most afflicted with desk rage? It's the overachievers. The smart, driven, goal-oriented personalities who set impossibly high standards for themselves and others.
80% of men, aged 18 to 50, say they want a voluptuous woman, according to former plus size model Nancy Hayssen, who has written the book "101 Sexy Secrets: How to Be Hot, Sexy & Beautiful at Any Size!" Another 15% of men prefer a woman of average size, while just 5% opt for a super skinny lady.
According to some psychiatrists there's a good and a bad time to ask for a raise, because your boss has a weekly cycle of moods.
- Take Monday to ask for a vacation. Having just enjoyed his or her weekend, your boss will be in a better mood to grant you some time off.
- Tuesday is the day for bad news. Break it gently. Tuesday gives your boss the rest of the week you clean up your mess.
- The day to ask for a raise? Wednesdays. This survey says managers told them they felt most charitable on Wednesdays than any other... you'll get lots of "yes" answers on this day.
- Thursday is the day to present your boss with your ideas... they're more open minded.
- Friday is the day to ask for favors... it's after all Friday, and bosses are looking forward to the weekend too!
Picking the perfect outfit costs the average woman nearly a year of her life, says a new survey. Between the ages of 16 and 60, the average gal spends a total of 287 days ransacking closets and dressers to dress for success either on the job or on the town, according to a poll of nearly 2,500 women by a major clothing maker. For example, ladies take 36 minutes to select fancy garb for fabulous events like holiday parties, posh dinner parties and black tie events. And an average date whether on weeknights or weekends requires about 20 minutes of closet consideration. Mondays through Fridays, women spend 16 minutes each morning trying on at least two outfits to create appropriate ensembles usually for work. But even on weekend mornings, gals need around 14 minutes to pull together a cool, casual look. Vacations make gals dizzy with decisions. First, they'll spend up to 52 minutes choosing what to pack. Then every vacation day, they'll spend up to 20 minutes hashing over what they've chosen to pick the proper outfits. "What women wear has a direct impact on how they feel about themselves," explains one fashion expert, "so it is important that women feel exceptional in their outfits." (National Examiner)
The single most dangerous way to travel is by motorcycle. A motorcyclist is 58 times more likely to be fatally injured on a trip than are occupants of passenger vehicles. That's the word from researchers at the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta. And it seems that bicycling or walking aren't all that safe, either. Bicyclists and pedestrians are 2.3 and 1.5 times more likely, respectively, to experience a fatal injury than those who ride in passenger vehicles. The safest mode of transportation appears to be the bus, as long as you don't count the fact that most people have to walk to the bus stop.