Jay Leno had a fake newscast stream live to a gas station pump - and got the anchor to dare the couple at the pump to do a little karaoke...and they were AWESOME! Check it out!
In a piece in this morning's "New York Times", Angelina says her doctor told her she has the BRCA1 gene, which is one of the so-called "breast cancer genes". And because of that, she had an 87% risk of getting breast cancer, and a 50% chance of getting ovarian cancer. So she made the choice to have both breasts removed. She went through three months of medical procedures, which were completed on April 27th. The implants were the final step . . . and apparently, the results were WONDERFUL. She says, quote, "There have been many advances in this procedure in the last few years, and the results can be beautiful."
Angelina praises BRAD PITT for standing by her through it all . . . quote, "I am fortunate to have a partner who is so loving and supportive.
"Brad was [with me] for every minute of the surgeries. We managed to find moments to laugh together. We knew this was the right thing to do for our family and that it would bring us closer. And it has." She adds, quote, "On a personal note, I do not feel any less of a woman. I feel empowered that I made a strong choice that in no way diminishes my femininity." As for why she chose to go public, Angelina says, quote, "There are many women who do not know that they might be living under the shadow of cancer. "It is my hope that they, too, will be able to get gene tested, and that if they have a high risk they, too, will know that they have strong options."
As expected, BARBARA WALTERS announced her retirement on "The View" yesterday. She said, quote, "I have been on television continually for over 50 years . . . but in the summer of 2014 . . . I plan to retire from appearing on television at all . . . I'm perfectly healthy, this is my decision, I've been thinking about it for a long time, and this is what I want to do."
Sources say BEYONCÉ and JAY-Z are expecting their second child. Their daughter Blue Ivy is 15 months old. Beyoncé was spotted last week wearing an outfit that kind of hid her stomach, and she also said during an interview that she wants more kids. But one source claims she's NOT pregnant, and she and Jay aren't going to try for another child until her tour is over in August.
CHRISTINA AGUILERA and CEE LO GREEN are reportedly in talks to return to "The Voice". And Christina may be getting a deal worth at least $12 million. It's unclear if ADAM LEVINE and BLAKE SHELTON are planning on returning, or if they're going to sit the next season out.
There was talk that NONE of the "American Idol" judges would be welcome back next season . . . but a Fox exec says nothing has been decided yet. He said, quote, "Everything at this point is on the table."
Just hours after JUSTIN BEIBER performed in South Africa, a sophisticated heist went down at the venue . . . and the thieves made off with the money Justin brought in. Supposedly, they got at least $330,000.
This is an American Airlines flight, not a damn karaoke bar! Or a Southwest flight!
One passenger learned this lesson the hard way, when she was removed from a cross-country domestic flight after she would not stop singing Whitney Houston's 1991 hit "I Will Always Love You" (or Dolly Parton's 1974 original "I Will Always Love You." It's hard to decipher to nuances of her performance as she was being dragged off the plane.)
The six-hour flight from Los Angeles to New York was forced to make an emergency landing in Kansas City in order to eject the Whitney Houston of her generation of coach.
Despite an American Airlines staff member repeatedly claiming, "You cannot take pictures on the airplane," one passenger was able to capture a portion of the incident on camera. (Sidebar: If you can't take pictures on an airplane, then how are there so many Instagrams of plane wings taking off?! Maybe photography on planes should be banned.)
But it appears that trouble may have started even before the plane took off. While boarding, "the Whitney wannabe got into a heated argument with another lady," Max Paul of NBC News, who was a fellow passanger on the flight, revealed to us. "It was so intense that I thought it might get physical but the other woman walked away and that was the end of it."
He continues, "Not long after the flight took off I heard loud singing coming from the back on the plane and it wasn't until about two hours into the flight that the singing became loud and annoying. Some passengers were amused and laughing but others were clearly not happy and tried to drown out the sound with their personal headphones."
"Finally the singing stopped and was replaced by screaming," he explained. "The air marshal came back and failed to calm her down, so the pilot came on and informed us that because of this unruly passenger we were being diverted to Kansas City. It seemed like the singing got louder after that."
All in all, Paul had this to say about the whole ordeal: "Her singing sucked."
"The woman was being disruptive and was removed from the plane for interfering with the flight crew," Kansas City International Airport spokesman Joe McBride explained.
"There was a federal air marshal on the aircraft, who subdued the woman and put her in cuffs and removed her from the plane," he continued, describing a scene from the Bridesmaids sequel or an SNL sketch written one week too late (Kristen Wiig hosted last Saturday).
The woman was later released without any charges. Except possibly that she should take some singing lessons and audition again next year. Whitney Houston is tough to take on, maybe try a song better suited to your range. It was a little pitchy, dawg.
She was not allowed to continue on American Airlines to her final destination, though. It is unclear whether she found another airline to accommodate her special needs (first boarding, children and wheelchairs; second boarding, one woman Whitney Houston cover bands) or if she is still in Kansas, still singing "I Will Always Love You."
The woman reportedly claimed the incident occurred because she is diabetic. Now you know: if you find yourself unable to stop singing, you don't need to WebMD it. You're diabetic.
In a recent study, researchers had people track their workouts using "social gaming," where you earn prizes for working out. Not surprisingly, after 10 weeks, the people who played the games exercised more often, AND lost more weight.
If you're not sure what "social gaming" is, here are three examples. They're all apps, and you can download them for free on an iPhone or Android phone.
1. Nexercise. It rewards you for keeping track of your workouts. Every two minutes you spend exercising equals 10 points. Then you can redeem the points for things like Amazon gift cards. (Check it out on Nexercise.com.)
2. GymPact. This one actually charges you money if you don't work out. But if you DO, you WIN money. First you decide how much to penalize yourself for each workout you miss. Then you have to "check in" every time you exercise.
If you DON'T, you lose your money for that day. But you get a few bucks when you DO meet your workout goals. And it all comes from users who DIDN'T work out that week. (Check it out at Gym-Pact.com.)
3. HealthRally. It lets your friends and family pledge money for rewards like iPads and running shoes. And you only get them if you reach your goal. If you DON'T, then none of their credit cards get charged. You can also pledge money to help friends with stuff like quitting smoking. (Check it out at HealthRally.com)