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Mug Shot or Yearbook Photo?

Texas Governor Rick Perry – a possible presidential candidate in 2016 – was indicted by a grand jury in the Lone Star State last week on charges of abuse of power and coercion.

He showed up yesterday for his mug shot – looking like he was posing for a yearbook picture. He sure doesn’t look a bit worried, does he?

The charges allege that the governor vetoed funding of a county office that investigate public corruption because the woman who runs the office refused to resign after her DUI conviction.

You can check out the story in the video clip below.
 
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Beyonce Gets Divorce Advice from Gwyneth

And there’s a headline I never thought anyone would write, ever.

Not the Beyonce-getting-divorced part. That rumor’s been buzzing around for weeks, months even.

The other part: getting divorce advice from Gwyneth Paltrow.

You remember how she and Chris Martin consciously uncoupled a few months ago. And now, she’s become a consultant to celebrity splitters.

Word is that the BeyZee break up will happen in the fall, at the end of their On The Run tour dates. But according to sources, Queen Bey wants it to be as amicable as GwynChris’s.

Sorry. All this talk of uncoupling got me in the mood to couple Gwyneth and Chris just one more time…
 
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Ice Bucket Challenge #43

The 43rd president of the United States – some know him as George W. Bush, others simply as W – took the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. First, he tried to write a check, as getting a bucket of ice water dumped on one’s head isn’t very “presidential.”

Thank goodness his wife was on hand. Great job, former First Lady! And lucky for her the Secret Service was taking a coffee break.

To W’s credit, he challenged his predecessor – Bill Clinton, aka #42 – to take the challenge. W noted that August 19 was Bill’s birthday, and “my gift to Bill is a bucket of cold water.”

Well played indeed.

 
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Missouri Mall Goes Viral

The marketing folks at the East Hills Mall in Saint Joseph, Missouri might have created what Reddit.com called the “Terrible Mall Commercial” and made it terrible on purpose.

The idea: have folks from the various shops selling back-to-school items sing about their wares to a bit of a hip-hop beat. With an old-style microphone in front of them.

“Singing” is a generous term. Some of the presentations are hideous. But, they’re so bad, they’re good.

And because of that, the video has gone viral. It was posted on August 17 – last Sunday – and as of last night, it had over 1.5 million hits on YouTube.

Check it out for yourself. Add to the hit count, and see what you think…

Marketing genius, or a lightning strike?

Oh, and by the way, “boots and pants and boots and pants!”

 
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Fifty Shades Guy Deserves Oscar?

Fifty Shades of Grey hasn’t even been released yet – it doesn’t come out until Valentine’s Day, 2015 – but already, the woman who wrote the screenplay says that Jamie Dornan, the actor playing Christian Grey, Is going to get an Oscar.

She’s talking about an Academy Award, not a weiner.

That’s according to an US Weekly article yesterday, quoting an interview Kelly Marcel gave a week or so ago to Reza Aslan in his Writer’s Room series.

Here’s her best quote: "Apparently Jamie is great at being soft and hard at the same time. Which is hard to do for an actor!"

I’m thinking she knew exactly what she was saying. How about you?

Meanwhile, check out the film’s trailer again, and see if you smell Oscar…

 
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JWoww Shaping Up?

It’s only been a month-and-a-half or so since Jersey Shore’s JWoww pushed daughter Meilani into the world.

And already, she’s back on the red carpet, this time for the premiere of her new horror comedy, Jersey Shore Massacre. Check out the interview she gave to US Weekly – printed uncensored, it would need an X rating.

She’s not happy with the way, um, “stuff” is jiggling in her post-partum body. And she says some of Meilani’s delivery will be seen on the upcoming season of Snooki & JWoww, and while no one needs to see her, um, “lady parts,” we just might. Oh yeah, she, um, let’s say “greatly” hated being pregnant.

Her body might be shaping up. Maybe she should be working on her pie hole. Um, sorry, “mouth.”
 
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"Shake It Off" Offends Rapper

It’s hard to imagine, but Taylor Swift’s new video, “Shake It Off,” has been officially deemed offensive.

Yes, the celebration by dance that says everyone can survive the naysayers is getting some naysay of its own by a giant of the music industry.

That’s right, folks, none other than rapper Earl Sweatshirt. Here’s what he had to say:
  He hasn’t watched it, and yet, he’s more than happy to weigh in on its offensive.

The man’s name is Earl Sweatshirt, folks.

You couldn’t make the name sound smart if you put Professor in front of it.
 
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What Did You Learn from your 20's?

This week on GIRL TALK with Melissa from The Weekender we reflected on our 20's. What was the biggest thing you took with you from your 20's?

I learned how to be independent. After college, I moved to Ohio and lived in a small apartment on the first floor of a house. I thought this was the coolest thing ever. My own place! But I didn't know the first thing about cooking, cleaning, or keeping the place up and running. It was on the job training. And for me, the ultimate learning experience.

And I also learned how to drive a stick! :)

How about YOU?

Here's a few comments from listeners...

--I wish I had the knowledge in my 20's that I have now...but what I have learned is what is meant to be will ALWAYS find it's way & does not need to be forced.
--I didn't think that I had a look at price tags so in my 20s I had that same attitude so I was robbing Peter to pay Paul until one day they took my car so I went to my parents for help and for once my parents did not help me. They said "figure it out" and I did. I learned a really good lesson from that!
--In my 20s I learned that it's ok to be single. Worry about your goal because there is always time for a relationship.
--I'm only 24, and realizing just how real those college loans are at a few hundred $$$ a month on top of rent, gas, groceries, cell phone, etc. I have an elementary teaching degree and of course I'm still trying to get a permanent position.
--Don't loan money to friends!
--I learned to not compare my accomplishments to anyone else's. We all do things in our time. Who cares if all your friends are married, that doesn't mean they are all happy.
--I learned to talk things out instead of getting angry and letting things ruin my day. This has made every day happier!
--I learned that student loans are real, and not "so off in the future".
--I learned it's all downhill after 25 (I turn 47 next month)
--I learned not to base life decisions on a guy. I have 2 daughters and my hope is they learn from my experience.
--I had triple digits partners, thought it was cool then, but now not so much. Alot of women don't take me serious or won't give me the time of day because of how many women I've been with....they think I'm after one thing. So my lesson learned is, don't sleep around. Even though I was safe, its not cool. They remember.
--I learned the value of patience and taking my time with pretty much everything.


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French Montana's Got His Rea$on$

French Montana’s a rapper, a record producer and a companion to Khloe Kardashian.

He recently told Billboard magazine he wanted to “capitalize” on Khloe’s fame. But then he told Access Hollywood Live that he’s very mad that the remark was taken out of context.

He was trying to say that he thought Khloe’s name should be spelled with all the big letters – you now, capitalized. (Okay, that part I made up.)

In the interview, he also talks about surviving a gunshot wound to the head.

There is absolutely no correlation between that event and his current choice of girlfriend.

 
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Pay to Play?

According to some reports, the National Football league has made its top three choices for halftime entertainment at the 2015 Super Bowl: Katy Perry, Rihanna and Coldplay.

And the league has reached out to each of them to ask if they’d be willing to pay for the privilege.

Typically, Super Bowl halftime performers don’t get paid, but the NFL picks up travel, accommodations and production charges.

This year, It appears that the NFL has run out of money – so they want the halftime entertainers to pony up some dinero.

Let’s see how far down the A-list they have to go before they find someone willing to pay.

Meanwhile, it’s making more and more sense to have someone like Weird Al Yankovic do the halftime entertainment. If the league’s going to be a joke, then why not the Super Bowl’s halftime show?
 
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