The Vatican canceled the Pope’s upcoming audiences, leading to speculation that the Pope is ill. [Or watching the World Cup.]

PRICE HIKE DOESN’T SLOW BACON CONSUMPTION – Americans ate about 1.1 billion bacon servings during the 12 months ended April 2014. That’s a 6% increase in servings over the previous year. That’s a pretty nice bump in bacon consumption when you consider that between May 2013 and May 2014, the average retail price for a pound of sliced bacon increased 18.8% to $6.05.

PUPILS READ TO DOGS AND CATS – Kids have been cheering up the animals at a shelter in England (Battersea) by reading them stories while they wait for new homes. The six-year-olds read from a collection of books, including short animal stories.

WOMAN STEALS 7 LOBSTER TAILS IN HER PANTS – A central Florida woman faces petty theft charges after officials say she stuffed seven frozen lobster tails in her pants and walked out of a supermarket without paying for them. They were valued at $84.

TAYLOR SWIFT INTRODUCES NEW KITTEN – Taylor Swift is the proud owner of an adorable new kitten. The singer took to Instagram on Wednesday night to introduce a cute, white fur ball. She wrote, “Meet Olivia Benson.” Olivia joins the star’s longtime cat, Meredith.

A musical based on the HBO series True Blood is being developed

Contact Music claims Paris Hilton has purchased a black McLaren Coupe for $340,000

Website of the Day: JLo Name Generator …

A source tells US Weekly that Will Smith’s daughter Willow sleeps with snakes. “She has 10 sleeping in her room, and some aren’t in cages!”

The Consumerist claims Popeye’s has paid $43 million for the rights to its recipes.They had been paying a third party company $3 million a year for the ingredient listings

Donald Trump became a grandfather on Monday when Donald Jr and wife Vanessa welcomed Chloe Sophia into the world

There’s a simple math formula to help you decide who ‘the one’ is.  Decide the number of people you’ll date in the near future . . . go out with 36.8% of them . . . do NOT settle down . . . and as SOON as you go out with someone who’s better than the best person from that first group, THAT’S the one. 

Earlier this week, a woman in Vienna, Austria was SUNBATHING NUDE . . . by hanging halfway out her third story apartment window to get some sun on her butt.  Naturally that distracted some people driving by . . . including two guys who got into a CAR ACCIDENT.  By the time the cops got there, the woman had gone back inside. 

A 50-year-old guy in Brazil tried to SLAP a porcupine that was blocking his door last week.  He thought it was a possum . . . and wound up taking 400 sharp quills to his hand.  Doctors pulled them all out . . . but the guy is still recovering and has a ton of little holes in his hand.

A 32-year-old guy was on a Cathay Pacific flight from New Jersey to Hong Kong on Wednesday, and somehow got his finger stuck in the garbage can in one of the plane’s bathrooms.  So he had to STAND, alone, for more than 14 hours in the bathroom until the plane landed.  Firefighters were finally able to get him free. 

A new study has found that trophy wives are a MYTH . . . in almost every marriage, the two people getting married are around the same level of attractiveness.  And the biggest things that predict whether two people will get married are how similar they are in attractiveness, education, race, and religion.

A guy in New York tried to rob a bank on Saturday, but left empty handed.  So he robbed a SECOND bank, but again left with no money.  Then he robbed a third bank and made off with $50 . . . robbed a FOURTH bank and got nothing . . . and then finally got $399 when he robbed his FIFTH bank of the day.  So he robbed five banks for a grand total of $449.  Police are still looking for him.

Carl’s Jr. is testing out a new product called “Mashers”.  Which look like a regular burger . . . but the toppings include mashed potatoes and gravy.

A guy in Virginia was found guilty of child endangerment.  And as part of his plea deal . . . he has to have a VASECTOMY. 

An airport in London had to be evacuated when someone pulled a fire alarm.  It turned out they were running late, and wanted to stop their flight from taking off.