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  • Who Cheats More? Men or Women?

    Posted by Kristen Flowers

    In the battle of the sexes, who is winning? Take a look at these survey nuggets gathered by GateHouse News Service:


      • 27% of men think they’re smarter than women; 8% of women agree with them.

      • 3.8 million men purchase Playboy or Penthouse magazine; 47 million women purchase romance novels.

      • 44% of women cheat on their spouses; 60% of men do.

      • Women shop with grocery lists. Men buy what looks good.

      • Women at age 17 function as adults; Men at age 17 are still playing video games.

      • Women lose interest in toys at age 11 or 12; Men never lose interest, but the toys get more expensive.

      • 90% of males say they dress up mostly for weddings and funerals; 74% of women say they dress up for shopping.

      • Women are in the majority on Facebook (58%) and Twitter (64%). 82% of Pinterest users are women. Men predominate on Linkedln (63%), Google Plus (71%) and Reddit (84%).

      • Women visit social sites 99 million more times than men per month.

      • Women head for shelter when dangerous weather strikes. Men grab the video recorder. 82% of lightning victims are males, more than 70% of storm fatalities are males.

      • Your average guy lives 74.4 years; your average woman 79.8 years.

      • Men average eight alcoholic drinks a week; women four.

      • Men average six personal items in a bathroom; women have more than 75 personal items in a bathroom.

      • The average guy cries 14 times a year; the average woman cries 64 times.

      • 92% of men think God is male; 46% of women say it could go either way.

      • 55% of men admit to occasionally driving drunk; 30% of women.

      • The vehicles women most admire are the Volvo S40, Nissan Rogue and Volkswagen Beetle. With men, they are the Porsche 911, GMC Sierra and Ford F-Series.

  • Kristen's Quickies

    Posted by Kristen Flowers

    Us Weekly" says that Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart have reconciled and are living together again. But things aren't back to normal yet because Rob is still, quote, "extra-sensitive" and "insecure".


    Sources say Kristen Stewart is writing poetry for Robert Pattinson to get back in his good graces. She has also offered to get his name tattooed on her body . . . which he thinks is crazy, but flattering.


    JWOW” Farley from "Jersey Shore" is engaged. Her boyfriend Roger Matthews proposed during a skydiving lesson . . . and slipped a five-carat ring on her finger.


    Some pictures hit the web yesterday making it look like Nicole Scherzinger was making out with Chris Brown at a club. But Nicole's rep says they were just CLOSE-TALKING, because it was loud in the club.


    Apparently, that "Monday Night Football" debacle finally convinced the NFL that its "replacement ref" idea was a TOTAL FARCE. Yesterday, it was announced that negotiations between the league and the referees' union had suddenly UN-stalled. And late last night, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell announced the REAL refs would be back on the field starting TONIGHT.


    In a new interview, J.K. Rowling said she wouldn't be against returning to the "Harry Potter" universe. She's not really interested in a sequel or a prequel, but she said, quote, "If I did have a great idea for something else, I probably would do it."


    The "Bohemian Rhapsody" scene from "Wayne's World" has topped a list of 26 Great Sing-Alongs in Movies.


    TLC has ordered three "Here Comes Honey Boo Boo" holiday specials. They'll air around Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas.


    Pink beat Kayne on this week's "Billboard" album chart. Her new album "The Truth About Love" sold 280,000 copies to debut at #1. Meanwhile the new Kanye West compilation hit #2 with 205,000 copies .


    Adele doesn't approve of artists using sex to sell music, and she adds that these artists don't even look as good in person as the image they're presenting. She also says that she wouldn't flaunt her body even if she DID look like a supermodel.

  • How Late Are You?

    Posted by Kristen Flowers

    The world would probably be a better place if we all showed up early or on time.  But since that's not going to happen . . . how late can you be and still get away with it?


    A new survey by Timex asked people how late you can be to work, a date, an interview, or a family event without being considered late.  And here's what they found . . .


    Work.  The average person says as long as you're less than FOUR MINUTES late you can get away with it.  But 64% of people say they're NEVER late to work.


    First date.  Anything under four-and-a-half minutes late won't be considered late.


    Interview.  This is the one where they're REALLY judging.  The average person said you can get away with being two minutes late.


    Family event.  Who cares about being on time to THIS, right?  We're all horrible people.  The average person said your mom won't be upset you're late as long as you get there within 13-and-a-half minutes of the starting time.

  • Kristen's Quickies

    Posted by Kristen Flowers

    To combat media criticism of her recent weight gain, Lady Gaga posted pictures of herself in a bra and panties, and revealed that she's been battling anorexia and bulimia since she was 15. She also said, quote, "My boyfriend prefers me curvier, when I eat and am healthy and not so worried about my looks, I'm happy. Happier than I've ever been."


    Katy Perry has been named the woman of the year by Billboard Magazine. Those five #1 hits off one album must have helped.


    Pamela Anderson and Tristan MacManus became the first couple eliminated from the “Dancing with the Stars – All-Stars” edition in Los Angeles last night. “I was ready for it,” Anderson said upon learning her fate, acknowledging her low scores from the previous night. 


    The NFL is standing by the horrible call that ended "Monday Night Football". They issued a statement yesterday refusing to overturn the outcome of the Packers / Seahawks game.


    Some of the replacement refs calling NFL games these days were previously fired for incompetence . . . by the Lingerie Football League. The LFL issued a statement yesterday saying, quote, "Due to several on-field occurrences of incompetent officiating, we chose to part ways with a crew which apparently is now officiating in the NFL . . . we felt the officiating was not in line with our expectations."


    Taylor Swift will reportedly play Joni Mitchell in an upcoming movie about Joni, Carole King and Carly Simon.


    "Sunday Night Football" easily beat the Emmys in the ratings, with over 21 million people preferring to watch the Patriots take on the Ravens.


    ABC has announced that the next "Bachelor" will be yet another "Bachelorette" reject. It's Sean Lowe. . . the blond guy who came in third place for Emily Maynard's Elove this summer. Sean's season premieres in January.

  • Mom Doesn't Want THIS Person to Look After Her

    Posted by Kristen Flowers

    If you aren't your mom's favorite child, you're in LUCK . . . because you won't have to worry about taking care of her when she gets old. 


    According to a new study by Purdue University, elderly mothers get stressed out if someone other than their favorite child takes care of them.


    Researchers interviewed mothers, and 75% of them were willing to name the child that they wanted to care for them when they got old.  Then the researchers checked back seven years later to see what happened.  


    The moms that were saddled with a child who wasn't their first choice had higher levels of stress . . . were more depressed . . . and had more sleep problems.


    Moms who had a second-choice child taking care of them were WORSE off than moms who had someone who wasn't related to them providing care.


  • Watch Out For This Guy at Work

    Posted by Kristen Flowers

    If some computers disappear from work, we know who you'll blame.  


    A new study found the person who's most likely to steal from work is . . . a male middle manager in his 40s.


    Whether that means stealing office supplies and equipment, or doing something much more severe like embezzling, THAT'S who you should suspect first.


    The psychological profile is that a middle manager in his 40s has an attitude that he's plateaued in the company and his career . . . so he resents the company AND realizes he probably doesn't have a giant payday coming in the future.


    The study also found that theft at work has jumped almost 30% in the past four years. 

  • Kristen's Quickies!

    Posted by Kristen Flowers

    Sarah Michelle Gellar gave birth to a baby boy. There's no word on his name. This the second child for Sarah and Freddie Prinze Jr. They also have a 3-year-old daughter named Charlotte Grace.


    Tom Hanks won an Emmy as one of the producers of the HBO movie "Game Change". And after the show, he turned it into a hood ornament by taping it to the hood of his car.


    Katie Couric had Demi Lovato on her show yesterday, and she admitted that she herself battled bulimia in college.


    Chris Brown had a probation hearing yesterday, and Rihanna Tweeted her support, saying, quote, "Praying for you baby, my best wishes are with you today!" There's still a question about how many community service hours he's completed, but he got a break when the judge chose not to penalize him over a failed drug test.


    Lindsay Lohan was hospitalized for an asthma attack . Her rep says she was treated and released, and she's fine.


    With there lease of the new album"Push and Shove"today, No Doubt's Gwen Stefani and Tony Kanal are talking about their breakup back in the '90s, and how it inspired Gwen to write one of the band's biggest hits, "Don't Speak". Gwen says, quote, "After the breakup I just started writing all these songs and suddenly I was: 'Oh I think I'm really good at this!'"


    Linkin Park has become the first rock band to surpass a BILLION hits on their YouTube channel. No other rock bands are close to that. Green Day only has 247 million views.


    Another hunky actor is linked to the “Fifty Shades of Grey” casting. “New Girl” actor Max Greenfield is said to be a favorite choice to tackle the character of Christian Grey.


    Justin Bieber and Pitbull will perform on the first elimination episode of “Dancing With The Stars: All-Stars,” airing tonight. 

  • America's Favorite Cracker is...

    Posted by Kristen Flowers

    According to a survey by a market-research firm called the Brand Index, America's favorite snack is Ritz Crackers.  Here are the top 10: 


    #1.)  Ritz crackers:   They finished first for the second year in a row.  The list is based on how many more people say they like a food than say they DON'T.  And 55% more people like Ritz than hate them.


    #2.)  Lay's potato chips.


    #3.)  Doritos.


    #4.)  Fritos.  They moved up from fifth place last year.


    #5.)  Orville Redenbacher popcorn.  They're down from fourth place last year.


    #6.)  Wheat Thins.


    #7.)  Tostitos.


    #8.)  Cheetos.


    #9.)  Pringles.  They moved up from tenth last year.


    #10.) Triscuits.  They moved down from ninth place last year.

  • Half of Online Couples Are Ashamed of This

    Posted by Kristen Flowers

    In theory, online dating should've lost a lot of the stigma it used to have, because about one-in-three couples now meet online.  But clearly it hasn't.


    There's a new survey by Match.com . . . and it's kinda surprising they released it, since it casts doubt on their whole business model.  According to the survey, only 47% of couples who met online happily admit that's how they met.


    Which means more than HALF of couples aren't exactly OUT AND PROUD.


    41% say they tell the truth to SOME people, but don't tell everyone that they met online.  And 13% of couples say they ALWAYS LIE about how they met and NEVER admit it was on the Internet.

  • Why a Man Should Clean

    Posted by Kristen Flowers

    A new study has revealed shocking facts many men won’t like the sound of. According to the study, men who dodge household work like doing the dishes, making beds are more likely to suffer from psychological problems. Such men would be more prone to anxiety and heart palpitations and were less likely to be able to concentrate than those men who split the household work with their partners.

    While on the other hand women who do the double work that their lazy partners shirk from are not only more tired doing the extra work but also face an increased risk of health problems.

    The study looked into aspects of domestic responsibility and how it affects couples. Researchers at Umea University in Sweden, found that levels of psychological distress were higher among men who did less than half of the housework and also occupied a lower socioeconomic position than their partner.  This may be because this situation challenges commonly held beliefs about gender roles, the authors suggest. Lisa Harryson who led the study said, "Overall in Sweden, women still do most of the domestic work. However, we found that it's much better for men if they take half the work in the domestic responsibilities.

    Suggesting that couple should discuss their roles she said, "People should try doing things they are not used to doing. Sometimes it's better for couple to switch roles when it comes to some responsibilities."



  • This Woman Did WHAT With Her Old Wedding Ring?

    Posted by Kristen Flowers

    How do you get closure? I normally just rip up pictures and letters while crying and listening to Journey...but I think this woman is my new hero!


    Last year, Rebecca Gibbs of Christchurch, New Zealand and her husband, Stephen Page, ended their marriage after four years.  Since then, Rebecca says he's been trying to get her back while she's been trying to get closure.

    Well it looks like she GOT that closure.  Because last week, she launched her wedding ring into SPACE on a small rocket.

    Her new boyfriend's brother is a rocket scientist, which is, ya know, how she was able to pull that off.

    From what we've read in the past about small rockets, it's doubtful they could've built a small rocket that would make it through the atmosphere.  So the ring is probably NOT floating in space, it's probably in the Pacific Ocean.

    But the symbolism is still there.  Rebecca says, quote, "I just thought that was awesome and it was a really liberating experience for me . . . it was also for [Stephen] to let him know it was completely over."

  • Kristen's Quickies!

    Posted by Kristen Flowers

    "Modern Family", "Homeland" and "Game Change" were big winners at last night's Emmys. Those shows swept their respective categories, and the stars from each won in the categories they were nominated in.


    Jimmy Kimmel's big stunt at the Emmys last night was to pretend Tracy Morgan Thad passed out onstage, and get it trending on Twitter. He also had his parents ejected from the show, re-imagined "Breaking Bad" as "The Andy Griffith Show".


    Kris Jenner supposedly called her local Apple store and asked them to reserve five new iPhones for her. They told her NO, but when the iPhone was officially released Friday, she sent her assistant to pick them up . . . only to discover that the phones hadn't been reserved. A security guard told the assistant to get in line with everybody else.


    Jennifer Lawrence horror movie "House at the End of the Street" and Jake Gyllenhaal's LAPD thriller "End of Watch" were tied in the early box office estimates this weekend with $13 million. And Clint Eastwood's movie was a close third with $12.7 million.


    The cast of "Full House" reunited over the weekend, to celebrate the show's 25th anniversary. All the main stars were there, except Mary-Kate and Ashley Olson The cast shared pictures from the event . . . as well as a video of Candace Cameron Bure Andrea Barber drunkenly dancing to New Kids on the Block.


    Green Day singer Billie Joe Armstrong is "seeking treatment for substance abuse" . . . after throwing a profanity-filled tantrum at a recent concert. There's no word what "substance" he was abusing . . . but the band is postponing some of the appearances they had lined up to promote their new album, "Uno!", which comes out tomorrow.


    LMFAO is going on INDEFINITE HIATUS. REDFOO and SKYBLU aren't splitting up permanently . . . but they're going to take some time away from each other to work on some solo projects. There's no word when they might regroup.


    Charlize Theron, Halle Berry and Joseph Gordon-Levitt are among the guest stars to appear on “Sesame Street.” The stars taped their stints last April and will be seen on the show during the upcoming 43rd season, which kicks off today.