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"Governor, This Is Barack Obama..."
What a fun moment. Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick made his final appearance on Boston Public Radio yesterday, and got a very interesting phone call as part of his farewell. President Barack Obama called in, identifying himself as a former...
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It's the Most Wonderful Prank of the Year
Jimmy Kimmel and his wife have a holiday tradition - well, sort of a tradition - with acting couple John Krasinski (from The Office) and Emily Blunt (most recently from Into The Woods). They live across the street from one another, and for Christmas,...
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Most Ridiculous Man of the Year
Here's a late-comer for the Most Ridiculous Man of the Year award. A professional makeup artist in Manchester, England has reportedly spent about $150,000 for plastic surgery and more to look like his favorite reality TV star. The star? Kim...
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Wrapping Up a Holiday Tradition
Darlene Love came to fame with the 1960s classic, "He's a Rebel." But for close the three decades now, she's earned even more fame from her annual appearance on David Letterman's last show before Christmas to sing "Christmas" - aka "Baby...
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Please Define "Top"
Scratching my head just a little. US Magazine put out a list yesterday of the Top 14 Celebrity Instagram Photos of 2014. Six of the 14 involve the Kardashians in some way - by that calculation, they're taking up 43% of the internet, which...
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Happy Holidays: Sheriff Santa
There's a guy in Missouri who gives away about $100,000 a year in $100 bills to random strangers. This holiday season, he got a little bit of help - from the Jackson County Sheriff's Department in Kansas City. The officers were handed a...
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Shaking Off Hanukkah
Someone pointed out recently that there aren't any good Hanukkah songs out there. It seems that the only choice is Adam Sandler's "Hanukkah Song," and that's not really about the holiday, just about folks who might celebrate it. So...
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A Box of Poo for You
You know Cards Against Humanity, right? The makers refer to it as "a party game for horrible people" that's "as despicable and awkward as you and your friends." On Black Friday, they made an interesting offer to folks on their website: a box of...
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Cancel The Interview, Please
Sony Pictures announced formally today that it will not now and maybe ever release the movie they'd scheduled for a Christmas debut, The Interview. The film, starring Seth Rogen and James Franco as some newsmen recruited by the CIA to assassinate...
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I Really Really Really Really Really Really Want This!
Dear Santa: I know this is probably an impractical present, and that it will probably only survive one light dusting. But Santa, I really really really really really really really want one of these. A remote-control pickup with a snow plow...
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Happy Holidays: The Christmas Spirit
Not everyone's ready for the holiday, right? Seems like it rushes up on you sometimes. Or maybe you're just not ready for it. Sometimes, you need a little push. Like Chris, who gets a visit and a sizeable nudge from a Jolly Old Elf. A...
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Ellen Skunks Conan
Looks like the daytime talk shows have better budgets than their nighttime counterparts. Case in point: an audience member pointed out that Ellen Degeneres gives away phenomenal gifts to everyone in her audience. It's the way she...
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Happy Birthday, Frankie
Pope Francis celebrated his birthday yesterday. Some folks took to Twitter to pass glad tidings, using #happybirthdayholyfather. It looks like being the pope doesn't put you above the typical birthday pranks the rest of us have to endure, like...
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The Holidays Are Coming!
What's Up Moms is a great group of fun moms who poke fun at themselves and their lives. Earlier this week, we featured their parody of Taylor Swift's "Blank Spaces." Today, I stumbled on this "trailer" for The Holidays Are Coming, and while...
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Can I Get a Translator, Please?
Christian Bale's newest film, Exodus: Gods & Kings, hasn't even been out for two weeks, and already, folks are talking about his next film. The trailer for Knight of Cups was released this week, and while the film's language is English - I...
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Emojinized Science
Bill Nye the Science Guy always does what he can to make science understandable to the Average Joe. In this day and age, what better way to illustrate one's point - or, in this case, lesson - that with emoji. Everyone knows what emoji are - so...
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New Rule: Don't Let Mom Call Into Your Talk Show Appearance
How's this for a fun time? Brad and Dallas Woodhouse are what you'd call political pundits. They're also what you'd call brothers. Brad's a Democrat, and Dallas is a Republican. This week, they appeared on Washington Journal...
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Seal It With a Slap!
Whoever thought Jimmy Fallon and Oprah Winfrey could play a married couple? Well they did - back in the 80s - on a soap opera called Midnight Meadows. It's becoming a running bit on The Tonight Show, and it involves Jimmy and his guest running...
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Happy Holidays: You Got Tebowed
Former NFL quarterback Tim Tebow surprised some Wal-Mart shoppers in Orlando recently. He unexpectedly showed up and took care of one customer's layaway bill. Her reaction, and the reaction of the folks with her, is priceless. Check it...
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Blistering Hot Britney
Britney Spears Presents Her Dessous Collection
According to Women's Health magazine, Britney Spears is in "the hottest shape of her life." That's why they put her on the cover of the magazine. And according to them, she did it all without a trainer. They point to her "insane abs" and...
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Yup, It's Genetic
Ever wonder where the Kardashian and Jenner kids get their flair for showoffmanship? Blame it all on Mama K. Proof positive is available for viewing on the website of Love magazine. They present an annual Advent calendar (completely missing the...
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Adorable Holiday Tearjerker?
This new ad by Apple has been getting a lot of play since it was released on Sunday. Over a million-and-a-half hits as I write this. It highlights the ability of Apple products - a Mac, an iPhone or an iPad - to "create thoughtful, emotional gifts...
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Barbara Walters' Most Fascinating Person of 2014
Prepare to scratch your heads. A woman you probably never heard of until September or so - Amal Alamuddin Clooney - has been named the Most Fascinating Person of 2014. Not that she's not interesting. But the most fascinating person on the...
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Christmas Services - Saturday Night Live-Style
I've been picking on Saturday Night Live a lot this season. It's like the whole show isn't living up to the standards set in the past. Sure, there's a lot of history in the show, and some phenomenal years when everything they...
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The Sun May Not Come Out Tomorrow After All
The updated version of Annie hit theaters this past weekend, and according to The Hollywood Reporter, it's a hard knock watch. Starring Jamie Foxx as the billionaire and Quvenzhane Wallis as the little orphan, the new Annie was pretty much...
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Happy Holidays: A Capella Magic
They're called Home Free, and they're an amazing a capella group. The five of them sat down in a church and started into what can only be called an angelic rendition of "Angels We Have Heard on High." Yes, a religious song. But you...
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Taylor Swift - Most Parodied Artist of 2014?
What's Up Moms is a website "dedicated to providing fast-paced videos that are not only helpful, but also fun to watch!" Every once in a while, they'll produce a good parody of pop song. Like this one - their parody, all mom-related, of...
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On the Scale of One to Weird, This One Is...
Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis have reunited on-screen - well, sort of - with the trailer for the fake movie, Moon Quake Lake, that appears in the new Annie film. Mila plays a girl from the moon who has to go home every night. Ashton plays the human...
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Don't Look Down
The High Tatras Mountains are found in Slovakia along the border with Poland. A couple of hikers captured some pretty amazing video while walking across a frozen lake. The ice is so clear, you can see all the way to the bottom of the lake. And...
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Slapjack with Mark Wahlberg
Picture the scene in the writer's room at The Tonight Show. "Hey, you know what would be wicked cool? Getting Jimmy to play blackjack with someone, but whoever wins gets to hit the other guy with a giant prosthethic hand." "Yeah, that would be...
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Happy Holidays: Traffic Stops End Magically
Getting pulled over by a cop is usually not the best way to start your day. In the small town of Lowell, Michigan - about 20 miles outside of Grand Rapids - the police department decided to turn things around for the holidays. During routine minor...
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Bilbo Takes an Office Job
Martin Freeman is a man of many faces. Two of his best-known faces are that of Tim from the British version of The Office and Bilbo Baggins from The Hobbitt trilogy. This weekend, in the press juggernaut to promote The Battle of the Five Armies,...
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We Wish You a Merry AK
Over the weekend, the Sandy Springs Gun Club in Georgia held a canned goods drive with an unusual twist. They invited folks - including entire families to pose with a gun-toting Jolly Old Elf. That's right. You, your kids, Santa Claus and an...
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Sexual Healing, Barbershop Style
It's been a while since the Ragtime Gals appeared on The Tonight Show. This week, the show's barbershop quartet was back with a vengeance - and a new fifth, Steve Carrell. And a seemingly impossible task: apply barbershop-singing techniques...
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You Decide - The Most Annoying Celebrity of 2014 Was...?
Time magazine just announced its Person of the Year for 2014. It was the Ebola Fighters, by the way. Not to be outdone, we thought it would be a good idea to figure out who the Most Annoying Celebrity of 2014 was. There are plenty to choose...
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Did They Bury a Six-Pack?
This is a very cool story. Workers in Boston are repairing the foundation of the Old State House. As part of the project, they had to take out the cornerstone, and inside the cornerstone is a time capsule from 1795, placed there by Paul Revere and Sam...
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Happy Holidays: Layaway Surprise
Customers who put Christmas gifts on layaway at the Toys 'R' Us n Bellingham, Massachusetts - about 30 miles southwest of Boston - were shocked, and happily so, to find that an anonymous woman had paid off their layaway balances. That happened...
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The Little Voices in Your Head Are Real
From the looks of this official teaser trailer, it looks like Disney Pixar could have another winner. Inside Out tells the story of a young girl, Riley, uprooted from her Midwest existence and forced to start over in San Francisco when her father...
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Let It Show!
Some people really get into the spirit of the season with sound and light shows at their house. This couple in Austin, Texas really raised the bar for their neighborhood. Check out the coordination of the lights with Idina Menzel's "Let It...
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Just in Time for Christmas Giving
It's been less than a week since NBC aired Peter Pan Live!, but already, the original soundtrack from the show is available for purchase. BroadwayRecords.com has the CD available. It's just $13.95 if you pre-order now - that's a $2...
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Kim K: God Made Her Fat
Sometimes, you have to wonder if Kim Kardashian is really saying some of the things attributed to her, or if some out-of-work comedy writer is planting these stories for giggles. The latest Kimism: she told Elle UK that God was responsible for the...
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Everybody's Gone Out of Their Mind
The world's been waiting for the new Mad Max. At least, that's what the producers of the new Mad Max: Fury Road would have you believe. The first teaser trailer for the reboot of the classic series has been released for the film that comes...
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Darkest Carols Indeed
Just when you thought it was safe to listen to Christmas music, along comes Christopher Lee to persuade you otherwise. You probably know Lee - he's been in 300 or so movies, including Star Wars, Lord of the Rings and more. His most memorable...
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Sound, Lights, Holidays!
It's hard to tell if this is really someone's house, or an animation. But it doesn't really matter much. It's Straight No Chaser's "Christmas Can Can," with the light show thrown in for fun. In case you'd rather see the...
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#ThisIsWorthFightingFor?
If you want something, you've got to go after it. Let's say that General Mills took your favorite breakfast cereal off the shelves. No rhyme, no reason, just gone. So do you throw a tantrum? Of course not. You create a petition, and get...
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If This Doesn't Warm Your Heart...
A cop in in Tarrant, Alabama was called out for a routine shoplifting arrest at the Dollar General store in town. Employees there caught a woman stealing a dozen eggs. When Officer William Stacy arrived, he found the woman had her children in the...
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Brady Gets an F in Word Choice
After his team's defeat of the San Diego Chargers on Sunday night, New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady showed up on a Boston sports talk show. The topic turned to Brady's field foul mouth. Seems like every time a camera's...
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Albert Einstein Friends Marie Curie
If Facebook had existed in the time of Einstein, I'm fairly certain he would have used it a lot, and he would have Friend Requested Marie Curie. Back in 1911, Marie - the woman who won a Nobel Prize for her work in radioactivity - was taking a lot...
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Farewell, Hobbit, Hello, Ear Lobe
Evangeline Lilly visited Late Night with Conan O'Brien the other night to promote the latest hobbit movie. The conversation turned to her Middle Earth ears, and her real life ears, and her real life ear fetish. It got out of control quickly...
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Night Landing - Very Cool!
Have you ever wondered what pilots see during night landings? Even with the help of instruments and computers, it seems like all the bright lights would be confusing. Here's what it looks like, thanks to some time-lapse photography. A...
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