Las Vegas, NV: In an effort to lock up more of the elite fighters in the sport of mixed martial arts(MMA), Dana White and company haved officially purchased Showtime’s Strikeforce, a non-pay-per-view fight night that, unlike Affliction, undercut UFC viewers on nights that both companies had a fight card.
While many believed Paltrow may end up in an all-nude hippie march on the White House after marrying Coldplay frontman Chris Martin and naming their first child Apple Blythe Alison and their second child Moses Bruce Anthony, the actress continued to stay the course, working on films such as Running with Scissors and the Iron Man franchise. Tragedy struck, however, when Gwyneth Paltrow wrote a song for the unknown film Country Strong, which then led to recording sessions, on role on the FOX musical Glee, a performance at The Grammy’s, and the possibility of a full length album.
Los Angeles, CA: For anyone who has ever seen the show “Two-and-a-Half Men”, one of the most visually enduring aspects of Charlie Sheen’s character is, besides the booze, probably drugs, promiscuous sex, love-hate releationship with his family, and everything else that made this show more a Charlie Sheen documentary than sitcom, was his bowling shirts.
New York, NY: For years, Kyle Travers has been a self-proclaimed indie music afficionado. When he first heard Sonic Youth’s “Bull In the Heather” at 14 years old. He was a die-hard Green Day fan for 2 years until they released their chart-topping album “Dookie”. He smashed his records, called Billy Joe Armstrong a sell-out, and never mentioned the band again. This decade’s band that has caused the music snob grief is Death Cab for Cutie, and rightly so by pretentious indie fanboys’ standards.
Odessa, FL: John Higginbottom, 30, just celebrated his 10th year working for Wal-Mart and could not be happier. To mark the occasion, he purchased a dozen cupcakes from his store’s bakery and shared them with several employees in the break room on Tuesday afternoon. The cupcakes were gone in a matter of minutes and his fellow employees were very thankful for his longevity and sharing of baked goods.
The Administration has stated that it will no longer use Federal resources to engage in court battles defending what one Administration member called the archaic institution of marriage. This is thought to create the beginnings of a slippery slope that could result in marriage between two men, two woman, a liberal and a conservative, a man and an animal, a woman and an animal, and any other crazy combination of mammalian species.
Hollywood, CA: The 83rd Annual Academy Awards ceremony held few surprises this weekend, as the greatest movie known to humanity, Machete, all but swept the awards. With a cast ranging from Cheech Marin to Robert De Niro and led by director Richard Rodriguez, the film overtook the ceremony so much that most nomination battles happened within the ranks of the film itself.
Oklahoma City, OK: It is a hard road to find a way past the slam dunks of Blake Griffin in order to hear about actual basketball games. Every other day, ESPN’s Play of the Day involves Blake Griffin slamming a basketball through the net, whether it is while flipping, spinning, or bouncing off a trampoline and over a Kia. The fact that Griffin’s team, the Los Angeles Clippers, have a 21-36 record is secondary.
Today, the Center for Disease Control released a comprehensive list of the least active states, and Alabama tops that list. According to the CDC, more than 29 percent of the state’s residents dedicate no time to physical activity – a figure that could lead to increased risks of obesity, diabetes, heart disease and other health problems for Alabama residents. This is just more bad news for a state where the average IQ of its residents hovers around 75 – a number that is declining.