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  • Is There Something You Want to Tell Me?

    Posted by Kristen Flowers

    If your husband or wife is getting a lot of mysterious phone calls and seems stressed out, here's a MUCH better scenario than an affair.

    According to a new survey, a LOT of people have hidden CAR ACCIDENTS and TICKETS from their husband or wife.

    24% of people say they've gotten into a CAR ACCIDENT and hidden it from their spouse.  That means there's a ONE-IN-FOUR chance your husband or wife has gotten into an accident you don't know about.

    The survey also found 25% of married people have gotten a ticket and kept it from their spouse . . . and 35% have dinged the car and blamed it on someone else.

  • Kristen's Quickies

    Posted by Kristen Flowers

    Billy Ray Cyrus admits he doesn't know if Miley is going to marry Liam Hemsworth .  He said, quote, "They're young.  They're kids.  The great news is they're great friends . . . And if you end up getting married, that's your business too, you know?"

     

    Bradley Cooper's mom has been living with him for two years now . . . ever since his father died.  And while it's "not without its complications", he says, quote, "She's a cool chick.  We can hang, and she can roll with the punches.  If that wasn't the case, there's no way."

     

    Yesterday, the Internet spit out the first photos of Jaime Foxx as the villain Electro on the set of "The Amazing Spider-Man 2".  His skin is blue and luminescent, so he's obviously based on a more RECENT version of the comic book character.

     

    "Snow White and the Huntsman" sequel is in the works, and scheduled for release sometime in 2015.  Kristen Stewart will be back . . . and we assume Chris Hemsworth is on board, too.  What's NOT likely is that Rupert Sanders  will be back to direct.

     

    Psy's new "Gentleman" video was watched 18.9 million times in the first 24 hours it was on YouTube, which is a new record for a music video.  The previous record-holder was Justin Bieber's "Beauty and the Beat", which was watched 10.6 million times in its first day.

     

    Victor and Lindsay and D.L. Hughley and Cheryl are this week's bottom two on Dancing With the Stars but it was D.L. Hughley and Cheryl that were eliminated.

     

    Selena Gomez has come under fire for wearing a bindi symbol on her forehead during her performance at the MTV Movie Awards Sunday. 

  • You Can't Unsee This!

    Posted by Kristen Flowers

    Escar-go away!  That’s what south Florida residents are saying to the giant African land snails currently infesting their neighborhoods.  The invasive mollusks can grow to be as big as rats and are able to chew through plaster and stucco, causing damage to homes and yards.  They’re not just gross- they’re also dangerous, since they can carry a lungworm that causes illness in humans.  

    Have you ever had a pest problem? What kind of infestation did you have? What did you do about it?

  • Songs Meant For Other Artists

    Posted by Kristen Flowers
     

    In the music world, songs get passed around like a hot potato. Demo songs are sent to one artist, turned down, and recorded by another. Tracks bend gender rules, with Aerosmith snatching a power ballad from Celine Dion and Chris Brown handing over one of his tunes to Rihanna. Here are just 11 of the many songs that made it big after being turned down by other singers.

    1. “TELEPHONE” — PERFORMED BY LADY GAGA, MEANT FOR BRITNEY SPEARS

    Before Stefani Germanotta was known as Lady Gaga, she was a songwriter, penning songs for The Pussycat Dolls and Britney Spears. Gaga originally wrote "Telephone" to be included in Spears' Circus album, but the track was left on the cutting room floor. A demo with Spears' vocals suposedly exists, but there's doubt that it's actually the "Oops!" songstress. Gaga seized the tune back up and saved it for a rainy day—better known as The Fame Monster.

    2. “HOW WILL I KNOW” — PERFORMED BY WHITNEY HOUSTON, MEANT FOR JANET JACKSON

    Songwriters George Merrill and Shannon Rubicam wrote this Whitney Houston power ballad with Janet Jackson in mind. A&M Records asked the duo to send this song to Janet's people, but the "Rhythm Nation" singer politely passed. She was in the middle of recording Control, and the track wasn't right for the album's vision. The label held onto the song and eventually gave it to Houston, turning it into one of her signature tunes.

    3. “HALO” — PERFORMED BY BEYONCE, MEANT FOR LEONA LEWIS

    This one's simple: Leona was too busy to record the track, so Beyonce snatched it up. Behind the scenes, Lewis' mentor Simon Cowell was working diligently to get Ryan Tedder to write the song for her, but the wait was too much for Tedder. Tedder has a different story, though, saying the song was intended for Beyonce all along; he just gave it to Lewis to make Beyonce hurry up with the recording process. His reasoning: If Beyonce thought another A-Lister wanted the single, she'd want it more.

    4. “HERO” — PERFORMED BY MARIAH CAREY, MEANT FOR GLORIA ESTEFAN

    Carey says this U.S. Billboard No. 1 was originally intended to be used for the 1992 Dustin Hoffman film of the same name, but the film's producers went with Luther Vandross' "Heart of a Hero" instead. While writing the chart-topper, Carey was told the song would be for Gloria Estefan and even said herself that the song didn't match her own style. After playing it for record executives, they insisted that Carey keep it for herself, so she made minor adjustments to give it a more R&B style and sent it to radio stations.

    5. “I DON’T WANT TO MISS A THING” — PERFORMED BY AEROSMITH, MEANT FOR CELINE DION

    When Liv Tyler got her first major theatrical role in Armageddon, her father, lead singer of Aerosmith, was supposed to author a sentimental song with his band for the film. After being out on the road promoting their album Nine Lives, the band went into the studio and found it difficult to come up with an appropriate song, but the clock was ticking. Then they found a track by acclaimed songwriter Diane Warren, originally intended for Celine Dion.

    6. “SINCE U BEEN GONE” — PERFORMED BY KELLY CLARKSON, MEANT FOR PINK FIRST THEN PASSED TO HILARY DUFF

    Clarkson may have been the first to win American Idol, but she was third in line for this track after Pink and Hilary Duff both snubbed it.

    7. “MISS INDEPENDENT” — PERFORMED BY KELLY CLARKSON, MEANT FOR DESTINY’S CHILD FIRST THEN PASSED TO CHRISTINA AGUILERA

    It looks like Clarkson has been accustomed to getting the left-overs from the very beginning. Featured on her first album, this tune was first offered to Destiny's Child and then to Christina Aguilera, who added lyrics but then decided not to use it for her Stripped album. Clarkson wrote the bridge and finished it before recording. Aguilera admits that Clarkson nailed the cobbled-together track.

    8. “I’M A SLAVE 4 U” — PERFORMED BY BRITNEY SPEARS, MEANT FOR JANET JACKSON

    Spears almost missed out on traipsing around the VMA stage with a python wrapped around her neck. Well, she may have done that, just not to the tune of "Slave." Producers The Neptunes originally conceptualized the song to fit for Janet Jackson's typically sexually-charged direction, but eventually gave it to the girl next door for her upcoming mature album.

    9. “TOXIC” — PERFORMED BY BRITNEY SPEARS, MEANT FOR KYLIE MINOGUE

    "Toxic" was written by the same person who gave Minogue her well-known "Can't Get You Out of My Head" chart-topper. She's never elaborated much on why she turned down the song, but the tune got Spears her first (and only) Grammy.

    10. “UMBRELLA” — PERFORMED BY RIHANNA, MEANT FOR BRITNEY SPEARS FIRST THEN PASSED TO MARY J. BLIGE

    In the beginnings of Rihanna's career, she got the scraps (including "S.O.S.," which was turned down by Christina Milian). Spears was finished recording her album, so label executives turned down "Umbrella," sending it over to Mary J. Blige. Blige turned it away, too, so it ended up in the hands of the Barbados-born singer. Rihanna took the song and was awarded a Grammy in 2008.

    11. “DISTURBIA” — PERFORMED BY RIHANNA, MEANT FOR CHRIS BROWN

    This song was originally intended for the re-release of Chris Brown's Exclusive album—but once Rihanna heard it, it was hers. Brown handed it over, saying it would serve better as a female-oriented song.

  • Lobster & Banana Steal Sculpture!

    Posted by Kristen Flowers

     

    A few unsavory characters broke into the student union at the University of North Carolina a few weeks ago and made off with a $1,000 sculpture!  The thieves weren’t hard to spot on security video- one was wearing a lobster costume, and the other was dressed as a banana!  According to the tape, four men (including the costumed crooks) entered the building through an unlocked door around 3 am on April 1st and stole a wooden sculpture.  A representative from the student union says no charges will be filed if the piece of art is returned unharmed, but the school’s Department of Public Safety is treating the case as a criminal incident.  The thieves have yet to be identified, suggesting that while their costumes were ridiculous, they may have done the trick!

  • Let's Get Pumped!

    Posted by Kristen Flowers

    I am starting today! (I think I have said that a HUNDRED times now) 

    SERIOUSLY! I am starting today! I am going to start my exercise and diet routine. I am going to eat "smartly" and start building up my fitness indurance! Try it with me! I will post my results!

    Let's look great for summer!

    I got this from Pintrest! Don't forget to follow me @kflo20

     

  • Kristen's Quickies

    Posted by Kristen Flowers

    On her Facebook page, Jada Pinkett responded to talk that she and Will Smith have an open marriage.  She says, quote, "Will and I BOTH can do WHATEVER we want, because we TRUST each other to do so.  This does NOT mean we have an open relationship . . . this means we have a GROWN one."

     

    Jimmy Kimmel officiated the vow renewal ceremony of Matt Damon and his wife.  Celebrity guests included Ben Affleck with Jennifer GarnerChelsea ClintonChris Hemsworth and John Krasinski with Emily Blunt.

     

    Ozzy Osbourne posted a message on Facebook admitting that he'd relapsed, and was using drugs and alcohol for 18 months.  But he also said he's 44 days sober.  He said he's been, quote, "an A-hole" to his family, but added that he and Sharon are NOT divorcing. 

     

    Danny Woodburn has been cast as Master Splinter in the new "Ninja Turtles" sequel that hits theaters next summer.  You might recognize him as Kramer's friend Mickey on "Seinfeld".  He was also one of the dwarves in "Mirror Mirror".

     

    Rihanna canceled a scheduled show in Houston last night.  There's no word from Rihanna, but the promoter said it was canceled "as a result of illness."  

     

    Kim Kardashian and Kanye West have been living on separate continents, and the arrangement may turn out to be permanent. Kanye has been living in Paris since February, and is thinking about moving there full- time. But Kim isn’t planning on moving overseas because her commitments to her family and her reality shows are in L.A.

     

    NBC is working on a kids’ version of their hit singing competition The Voice. Last week the network announced casting calls in New York, LA and Dallas for 8-14-year-olds.

     

  • 20 Life Lessons From Bob Ross

    Posted by Kristen Flowers

    I stole this from Buzzfeed...it's too good not to share! I LOVE Bob Ross! I have never painted along with him but I love watching him paint his "happy little clouds". Here are 20 life lessons that Bob has taught us!

     

    1. Set lofty goals.

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    2. Bad gives rise to good, just as good feeds into bad. They are interrelated and essential.

    20 Essential Life Lessons From Bob Ross
     

    3. Beauty is everywhere.

    20 Essential Life Lessons From Bob Ross
     

    4. You can achieve anything you set out to do.

    20 Essential Life Lessons From Bob Ross
     

    5. The world is what you make of it.

    20 Essential Life Lessons From Bob Ross
     

    6. If you believe in what you're doing, everything will work out.

    20 Essential Life Lessons From Bob Ross
     

    7. We learn from everything we do. There are no mistakes.

    20 Essential Life Lessons From Bob Ross
     

    8. Surround yourself with things that make you happy.

    20 Essential Life Lessons From Bob Ross
     

    9. Let nature make you happy.

    Let nature make you happy.
     

    10. Make a lasting impact on the world.

    20 Essential Life Lessons From Bob Ross
     

    11. You can do it.

    20 Essential Life Lessons From Bob Ross
     

    12. Everyone should strive to be more like trees.

    20 Essential Life Lessons From Bob Ross
     

    13. Every day is a good day when you do what you love.

    20 Essential Life Lessons From Bob Ross
     

    14. Put yourself out there. (Even to trees.)

    20 Essential Life Lessons From Bob Ross
     

    15. Everyone should strive to be more like clouds too.

    20 Essential Life Lessons From Bob Ross
     

    16. Everybody likes mountains.

    20 Essential Life Lessons From Bob Ross
     

    17. Don't stop doing what makes you happy.

    20 Essential Life Lessons From Bob Ross
     

    18. And most importantly... put some leaves on that little rascal.

    20 Essential Life Lessons From Bob Ross
     

    19. Anything. As long as you believe.

    20 Essential Life Lessons From Bob Ross
     

    20. Make the most of what you have.

     
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  • Is Ellen Becoming a Mom?

    Posted by Kristen Flowers

    Portia De Rossi and Ellen DeGeneres have talked before about not wanting kids.  And in the new issue of "Out"magazine, Portia reveals that things haven't changed.

     

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    She says, quote, "There comes some pressure in your mid 30s and you think, 'Am I going to have kids so I don't miss out on something that other people really seem to love?'

     

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    "'Or is it that I really genuinely want to do this with my whole heart?'  I didn't feel that my response was, 'Yes,' to the latter.  You have to really want to have kids and neither of us did."

     

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  • Kristen's Quickies

    Posted by Kristen Flowers

    The MTV Movie Awards were last night  The big winner was "The Avengers", which won three awards, including Movie of the Year.  Host Rebel Wilson even walked away with two awards, one which was the breakout award.

     

    One of the biggest awards given was the Generation Award, which was given to Jaime Foxx.

     

    The British tabloids say Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne are currently living apart and haven't seen each other in weeks. 

    Comedian Kevin Hart was arrested early Sunday morning for DUI, and he fully admits that he WAS drunk and deserved it.

     

    Adam Scott brought the first Masters title to his native Australia this weekend. Tiger Woods finished in fourth place.

     

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    Kobe Bryant tore his Achilles tendon and there's serious talk that this one could be a career-ender.

     

    The Jackie Robinson baseball movie "42" is the new #1 movie in the country.  It earned over $27 million over the weekend to beat "Scary Movie 5", which came in second place with $15 million.

     

    Justin Bieber recently visited an Anne Frank museum in Amsterdam.  When signing the guestbook, he called Anne a, quote, "great girl" and added, quote, "Hopefully she would have been a 'Belieber.'"  It seems like an odd thing to say . . . and some people are upset because they think it was disrespectful.

     

  • NEW "Catching Fire" Trailer

    Posted by Kristen Flowers

    "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" trailer debuted during the MTV Movie Awards. Check it out!

    It looks awesome!