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TRIBES "WE WERE CHILDREN"
These Brits just released their ‘We Were Children’ EP here in the states. And – recently announced a bunch of
DOUCHE OF THE DAY:
FIONA APPLE - the title of her new record - is 23 words long!! ‘The Idler Wheel is wiser than the Driver of the Screw, and Whipping Cords will serve you more than Ropes will ever do.’. i mean. why?
LOVE YOU FIONA, BUT KINDA DOUCHY OF YOU. The title of Fiona Apple’s new record is a mouthful – it’s 23 words long!!: ‘The Idler Wheel is wiser than the Driver of the Screw, and Whipping Cords will serve you more than Ropes will ever do.’ Epic is aiming to release the record in late June. In the meanwhile, she'll play a series of
Are you ready for a little "pink slime" in your kids' school lunches?
(photo via jamieoliver.com)
Officially called "Lean Beef Trimmings," the ammonia-treated ground beef is bright pink in color -- thus the moniker "pink slime." It consists of a ground-up beef scraps, cow connective tissues and other beef trimmings. The meat is treated with ammonium hydroxide to kill bacteria, and then blended into traditional meat products, like hamburger patties. Although "pink slime" has been rejected by fast food restaurants like McDonald's, Taco Bell and Burger King, the USDA is buying 7 million pounds of it for school lunches. Health watchdogs have voiced various safety concerns about pink slime. Some of the concerns involve the dangers associated with ammonium hydroxide, which is also used in household cleaners and fertilizers. [KTLA]
A downtown Los Angeles Chevron station on Olympic Boulevard is now selling gas for $6.19 . . . and that’s just for self-serve regular unleaded, according to CaliforniaGasPrices.com. The website also listed mid at $6.29 per gallon and premium at $6.39, well above the area average. [CBSLA]
Some employers are asking job candidates to hand over their email and Facebook login information when they apply
Other companies request that candidates open their pages in front of them and allow them to scroll through their private info during the interview. The ACLU says that is a violation of personal privacy. Facebook says it also breaks their terms of service. Only the account holder is supposed to have access their Facebook page. [DailyMailUK]
Soccer Mom in NY busted for running brothel
A soccer mom with four kids in NYC got busted for running a brothel that raked in millions of dollars from powerful men… and the cops apparently looked the other way. The 44-year-old ran the brothel out of an apartment, and her "black book" had names of powerful politicians, top-law enforcement officials, lawyers, bankers, Fortune 500 businessmen, and more. She even arranged for a client to have sex with a minor. She was busted as part of a 5 year investigation into misconduct by cops and uniformed officers. [NYPost]
Brit Olympic Assoc. warned athletes about spreading germs
The British Olympic Association has warned its athletes not to shake hands with other athletes, visitors and dignitaries during the upcoming Summer Olympics. The reason: fears of spreading illnesses. The association felt that sickness could affect the British medal count. But they later backed off from the statement and Tweeted that athletes should use common sense and hand sanitizer. [Yahoo]
New iPad rolled out
Apple rolled out a high-definition iPad yesterday with a display screen that promises to be dramatically sharper than the current model, the iPad 2. The new 9.7-inch display screen will feature a "retina display" of 2047 by 1536 pixels, compared with the current model's 1024 by 768 pixels. To break it down, that's a total of 3.1 million pixels on the display screen. The new iPad will be available March 16 and cost the same as the iPad 2 -- from $499 to $829 based on storage capacity and Wi-Fi capacity. Pre-orders were opened at Apple's online store yesterday. Oh – and it doesn’t have a cool, new name. [KTLA]
Hulk Hogan sex tape. yup...
Hulk Hogan says the sex tape being shopped to porn companies was "secretly filmed" WITHOUT his permission ... and claims the footage is nothing less than an "outrageous invasion of privacy." TMZ broke the story ... the grainy video which has already been shopped to Vivid Entertainment features Hulk and a mystery brunette. It's unclear when the tape was shot. Hulk's lawyer David Houston has released a statement ... saying, "Terry Bollea is appalled at the unauthorized release of a secretly filmed video." [TMZ]
Rest of Monkees won't attend Davy Jones funeral
For Monkees fans hoping the surviving members will reunite at the funeral of Davy Jones, this won't be happening. And it's all about respect for Jones' family. Micky Dolenz tells Billboard, "My understanding is they [Jones' family] want to avoid a media circus and... the family wants to keep it very, very low-key and very, very private...And you can imagine as soon as one or two or any of us were to show up, it would very quickly be degraded into something that I don't think his immediate family would want to deal with." [KTLA]
Sorry guys with beards. Psychologists are now chiming in— and the news isn’t great for the bearded ones
In a recent experiment, Paul Vasey of
Florence + The Machine will drop Unplugged album
Van Kurt Cobain drew on - for sale on Ebay
Before forming Nirvana, Kurt Cobain was a major fan of the Melvins, a then up-and-coming local band from