ON THIS DAY
On this date in 1609, Navigator Henry Hudson discovered Manhattan.
In 1781, Los Angeles was founded by Spanish settlers.
On this date in 1957, Ford unveiled its new car, the Edsel.
Beyonce Knowles is 28. and Golfer Tom Watson turns 60 today.
THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW
- Michael Jackson will reportedly be intered in a mausoleum filled with legendary entertainers at Forest Lawn in Glendale, CA. Jackson will rest in the cemetery's Great Mausoleum with Hollywood stars including Clark Gable, Jean Harlow and W.C. Fields.
- The wife of Japan's new prime minister is a joke-writer's dream come true. She's a former actress, who creates her own clothes. She says she was once abducted by aliens, has traveled to Venus before and in a previous life, knew Tom Cruise. No, we're NOT making this up.
- Katherine Heigl will be missing from "Grey's Anatomy" the first part of the season, while she films a movie... but it will be explained somehow in the show.
- That "Charlie Watts is leaving the Rolling Stones" rumor was just that... a rumor.
- Hayden Christensen's brother, producer Tove Christensen, was arrested early this morning for felony assault with a deadly weapon after a fight with his girlfriend. Darth Vader has a brother?
- Cate Blanchett was injured during a live performance on stage in Australia when a cast member accidentally hit her in the head with a radio.
- Avril Lavigne will also fill a judges chair one night on "American Idol" in the upcoming season.
- With Danny Gokey signing that country music deal, it marks the first time in show history that all four finalists have gotten record deals.
- Former Boston Red Sox Pitcher Curt Schilling says he's thinking about running in next year's special election for Ted Kennedy's Senate seat.
- Janet Jackson is doing a "tell all" interview about brother Michael's death in an upcoming edition of Harper's Bizarre Magazine.
Secret love affairs are the stuff of both great literature and seedy soap operas. When we think of illicit lovers, we think of knowing looks in a crowded room, hurried exchanges when no one else is looking and sex. Lots of sex. Dr. Scott Haltzman, a professor at Brown University and author of "The Secrets of Happily Married Men" and "The Secrets of Happily Married Women" offers these five red flags of electronic infidelity:
- Private phone calls -- If he quietly slips into another room and shuts the door just to answer his cell phone, be suspicious. Unless he is trying to hide something from you, his conversations should be public.
- Erased history -- Check her cell phone. If she frequently erases her incoming text messages and the call list on her phone, pay attention. Most of us are not that meticulous that we regularly erase lists of our calls. Doing so is a strong indication someone is sending her messages that she doesn't want you to read.
- Private access -- If he has just changed his password or e-mail address or changed something that denies you access you once had, it could be a sign he has a lover. By their very nature, electronic affairs rely on technology, and e-mail is at the top of the list. When married couples are open and honest with one another, they don't hide their e-mail accounts from each other.
- Powering down -- You walked into the room unexpectedly. Did she quickly turn off the computer? Internet chat rooms are an effective and common way to establish intimacy. Anything she wants to chat about online is something she should share with you and not hide from you.
- Late night log-ons -- If he stays up long past your bedtime working on the computer, do check the computer's "history" the next morning. If it's been erased, be suspicious. Electronic affairs don't always include face-to-face meetings; instead, e-cheaters meet online or visit pornographic sites that offer live chat.
Over five million American kids ages 6 to 19 already show signs of hearing loss. Instead of telling your son to turn his iPod down, again, hook him up with headphones designed to block background noise. He'll lower the volume on his own, say researchers who tested four styles. "Kids using in-ear noise blocking headphones kept their listening levels as low as if they were in a quiet room," says Brian Fligor, Sc.D., director of diagnostic audiology at Children's Hospital Boston. These aren't the clunky, pilot style headsets he'd refuse to wear.
A whopping 70% of Glamour readers polled say having a baby before you're married is okay. But 85% say dating a man who knocked up another woman is not okay.
If the lady of the house asks, "Do these jeans make me look fat?" then her man had better answer: "No, honey" - no matter what the mirror on the wall shows. Yes, guys who are comment of their gal's extra poundage will probably end up in the doghouse because 40% of women feel it's "wrong for a man to tell a woman that she is overweight," reveals a new study. But men shouldn't expect the same courtesy, according to a poll of female ideas about health and fitness that was conducted by the Meredith Corp. and NBC-TV. Nearly 70% of women who responded to the survey think it's alright to critique their man's physique.
Girls love their Barbie dolls, don't they? But are any of these a doll that you would buy for your child?
- Zombie Barbie
- Pregnant Barbie
- Princess Unicorn Barbie
- Fat Barbie
- Oreo Barbie
- Working Mother Barbie
- Blood and Diamonds Barbie
- World's Most Expensive Barbie
- Barbie's Muslim cousin
- Twilight Barbie
- Amy Winehouse Barbie
- Barbie's wheelchair-bound friend
You can look at the descriptions of these dolls at http://www.oddee.com/item_96785.aspx
The feminist movement started four decades ago, but even though women have won more opportunities, especially in the workplace, they're not happy. That's the conclusion of a study titled The Paradox Of Declining Female Happiness by University of Pennsylvania researchers, who found that the happiness of women had fallen compared to that of men. Experts believe the reason is that women now have more opportunities, they are trying to do it all have families and careers and it's wearing them out.
Women ages 35 to 54 are less likely than the overall U.S. population to consider themselves "very happy," according to a recent poll conducted by Pursuant Inc. of more than 1,100 women who have at least one living parent. 20% of the women were "very happy," compared with 34% of the overall population. So why aren't they very happy? Worries about money, time and health, as well as taking care of elderly parents and other family members.