THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW THURS 9/8/11

THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW

  • Adele tells British Vogue magazine that ‘freaking out’ before a show because of stage fright gives her a better performance.
  • Regis Philbin has announced that Friday, November 18, will be the day he tapes his final “Live with Regis and Kelly” show.
  • On Monday, in the San Diego area, a man walked into a 7-Eleven, wearing a FULL-BODY GUMBY COSTUME . . . and tried to rob the place.  But when he reached into his pocket to grab his weapon, the costume got in the way . . . and he ended up running off.  He DID drop 26 cents as he fumbled with the costume, though, which was a net loss for him.  Police are trying to track him down.
  • Eddie Murphy has been announced as the next host for the Oscars in 2012.
  • According to a new study, kids will lose three million teeth this year playing sports.
  • Rob Kardashian is part of the new season of “Dancing with the Stars,” but he may not be there long. Word from the inside is that he’s not putting in the practice time.
  • Director Guy Ritchie and his girlfriend became the proud parents of a baby boy this week.
  • Keira Knightley says she was a tomboy growing up and didn’t even wear her first skirt until she was 14.
  • Anthony Michael Hall was arrested for disturbing the peace Monday night at his Southern California condominium.
  • Now THIS is a wild Labor Day weekend.  33-year-old Brett Cummins was the weatherman on the NBC affiliate in Little Rock, Arkansas . . . and apparently, he spent the weekend on a MASSIVE alcohol and drug bender.  He woke up Monday morning in a bathtub . . . next to a DEAD GUY . . . wearing a dog collar.  Police are investigating the death . . . Brett’s station has taken him off the air.
  • Keith Urban is promoting his new cologne for men, “Phoenix”… available for pre-order on his website. $35 gets you an ounce.
  • Want to see a drunk moose stuck in a tree?  Some photos are circulating out of Sweden where a moose ate some fermented apples and stumbled into a tree.  After firefighters freed him, he staggered a few steps . . . then passed out.  He checked out healthy the next day.
  • Susan Lucci has supposedly turned down a chance to continue as Erica Kane when the soap goes online later this month. The final episode of “All My Children” on ABC will air September 23.
  • TV: NFL KICKS OFF, PRESIDENT SPEAKS _ The NFL season begins tonight. Various networks have a pre-game special; NBC has the first game. Also tonight: the Presidential Address.
  • A man in southern Mississippi was arrested after he tried to flee a grocery store with items hidden in his shorts. Items that included two live lobsters. [And Band-aids. Lots of Band-aids.]
  • A new survey from Captivate Network found that men are happier than women . . . pretty much all the time.  Guys are 25% happier at work, mainly because they take more breaks during the day, for lunch, cigarettes, long walks, and sex.  At home, men are 8% happier, mainly because the women do about twice as many household chores.  All that unhappiness makes women more likely to have stress, headaches, and weight gain.
  • 65-YEAR-OLD TV STILL RUNS _ One of the world’s oldest televisions is still going strong over in Britain. Steve Farley’s TV was bought in 1946 but is still working and even receives all the latest channels using a digital converter.
  • BEN & JERRY’S ANNOUNCES SNL-BASED ICE CREAM FLAVOR _ (CAUTION) On Wednesday Ben & Jerry’s announced their newest ice cream flavor. Schweddy Balls, a tribute to Saturday Night Live, is vanilla ice cream with a hint of rum. The name comes from a skit featuring regular host Alec Baldwin, Molly Shannon and Ana Gasteyer.
  •  Women drink 25% of the beer in this country . . . and now, there’s a new beer brand marketed DIRECTLY at them.  It’s called Chick Beer and it’s a lighter, lower-calorie beer . . . that’s also less carbonated to cut down on burping.  Oh and it comes in hot pink packaging.  For now it’s only available in Maryland but the manufacturers are working to expand.
  • NUDITY OK, BARE-BOTTOMED SITTING NOT OK _ A San Francisco official has introduced a proposed ordinance that would ban bare bottoms from being planted on public seats. The ordinance would modify the San Francisco Police Code to prevent those practicing public nudity, which is legal in city, from from utilizing public benches or other public seating “without clothing or some other separate material between the person’s genitals, buttocks or anal region and the seating surface.”
  • BLAKE SHELTON COVERS FOOTLOOSE _ Country superstar Blake Shelton’s remake of the song Footloose has hit the web — and it doesn’t suck. Blake covers the Kenny Loggins classic for the movie remake.