Saturday February 28, 2015

Archive for the ‘Tabloid’ Category

Global warming? NYC suffers coldest month in 81 years

With the average temperature for the month lingering around 24 degrees, some 11 degrees shy of normal by the National Weather Service’s calculation, this insult of a month looks as though it will clock in as the coldest recorded February in New York City since 1934. That is 81 years of weather.  More…

Scientists shocked after CT scan of 1,000-year-old Buddha statue reveal mummified remains of meditating monk

Mummified remains of a monk have been found encased in a Buddha statue dating back to the 11th or 12th Century. The CT scan and endoscopy were carried out by Drents Museum at Meander Medical Centre in the Netherlands. Researchers knew there was a mummy in statue but were shocked to find that the monk was missing all of his organs.  More…

Sydney home untouched for 100 years is now for sale

A World War I-era house frozen in time from 100 years ago has gone on sale, complete with bedpans and outdoor toilet. The Paddington home in inner-city Sydney, has been kept by one family since 1915 and is still completely in its original condition, having never been renovated.  More…

Guy Fieri: How one man destroyed the Food Network

Guy Fieri not only hosts “Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives,” very loudly referred to as “TRIPLE D!” — which seems to run repeatedly from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. — but also now appears on at least six other shows on the Food Network. Fieri is always incessantly screaming at us to eat concoctions such as beer-battered meatball sandwiches, wrapped in a pizza and deep-fried in lard.  More….

Before and after images of cinema’s most famous locations

It was the fire escape where Richard Gere declared his love, Marty McFly’s house, the diner where John Travolta shimmied back to stardom, and the New York city streets where Robert De Niro slowly went insane while driving his taxi. These are the beloved settings for some of the cinema’s most famous scenes.  More…

Woman causes outrage over Arlington Cemetery photo

A woman lost her job over a picture that a coworker had taken of her giving the finger at Arlington National Cemetery. The firing came after an ardent online campaign that had flooded Life, which works with ‘high-functioning people with learning difficulties,’ according to Stone, with emails. In addition to the firing, it left a digital trail of bitter anger against Stone, including a now-unavailable Facebook page ‘Fire Lindsey Stone,’ which had than 19,000 Likes.  More…

The Oscars suffer worst ratings in 7 years with an 18% drop

He was so desperate to be a hit as the host of the 87th Academy Awards on Sunday night that he even took his clothes off. But it looks like How I Met Your Mother actor Neil Patrick Harris, 41, won’t be returning next year. On Monday Deadline reported the ABC telecast suffered its lowest ratings in seven years.  More…

No Class Stunt: Neil Patrick Harris blunders with a joke after winner dedicates award to her son who committed suicide and then parades on stage in his underwear

Neil Patrick Harris made an ill-timed joke shortly after Dana Perry dedicated her Oscar win to her son who had committed suicide. The 41-year-old star, who was hosting the 87th Annual Academy Awards, poked fun at the producer’s outfit that featured furry spheres around it as he said: ‘It takes a lot of balls to wear a dress like that.’  More…

$125k Oscar gift bag includes horoscope, vibrator and pot vaporizer

Don’t feel bad for the Academy Award nominees who go home empty-handed on Oscar night. In addition to the usual trips and skincare products, this year brings the nominees a $20,000 gift certificate for a personal horoscope and “mind control techniques,” a $250 vibrator, and a handy dual bowl portable ‘herb’ vaporizer.  More…

Man buys $6 watch at Goodwill, resells it for $35,000

A watch collector spotted a rare Swiss timepiece in a Phoenix secondhand store, bought it on sale for $5.99 and then sold it for $35,000. Zach Norris said he went to a Goodwill store in January to look for a golf cart but took some time to peruse the watch section.  More…

‘Parks and Recreation’ producer dead at 30

Harris Wittels, known for co-exec producing “Parks & Recreation” and for his work on other comedies, has died of a possible drug overdose, sources confirm.  More…

Woman who stopped to help crash victim on bridge, falls to her death

A woman fell off an I-91 bridge and died after stopping to help the victims of a hit-and-run crash early Thursday morning. She had pulled over, called 911 and was waiting with the crash victims when she apparently stepped back, falling over a concrete wall and off the highway bridge, plummeting 40 feet to her death, state police said.  More…