Freak Files: Friday, 10/24/14

Creepy, Huge Spiders!

A Harvard scientist discovered a spider the size of a dog.

Entomologist PIOTR NASRECKI was exploring a South American rainforest when he came across the this giant spider.

At first, he thought it was a large rat.  But, it turned out to be a South American Goliath Birdeater –the largest spider in the world.  It’s leg span is the size of a child’s forearm.  And, it has two-inch fangs full of poisonous venom.

Nasrecki’s blog has gone viral since he posted pictures of the giant creepy crawly.


1-bNqA Guy Accidentally Texted His Probation Officer for Pot

If anyone’s ever texted you by mistake, it’s usually not a big deal.  You just text back, “WHAT?”  Then they text, “Sorry, that was for someone else.”  But THIS wasn’t that simple.

A guy in Albany, Georgia named Alvin Cross Jr. was trying to text his drug dealer recently, and sent him a message that said, “[Do] you have some WEED?”

The problem was, he didn’t text it to his drug dealer . . . he accidentally texted his PROBATION OFFICER.  So the probation officer called the cops, who raided Alvin’s home and found cocaine.

On Monday, he pleaded guilty to possession of cocaine, and a judge sentenced him to a year in prison for it.  He also got another year for violating his probation.


A Guy Who Walks to Work Keeps Getting Stopped by Police, Because He Looks Like the Pennsylvania Cop-Killer . . . So the Internet Is Buying Him a Car

Police are still looking for Eric Frein, the guy accused of killing a cop in Blooming Grove, Pennsylvania last month.

And they keep trying to arrest a guy who looks like him named James Tully, because he lives 20 miles from where the shooting happened, he doesn’t have a car, and he walks five miles each way to work every day.

James has been stopped DOZENS of times, including seven times in ONE DAY.  And last Friday, they pinned him to the ground at GUNPOINT.

After his story hit the news this week, someone created a page on . . . to raise money and buy him a NEW CAR, so he doesn’t have to walk to work anymore.

As of last night, people had already donated over $13,000.

(Check out side-by-side photos of them by clicking here.  James is on the left.)


Dirt Alert: Friday, 10/24/14

Khloe Kardashian Can’t Find Her Way To The Big ‘D’!

There’s a good reason KHLOE KARDASHIAN is still married to LAMAR ODOM.

She can’t find her dashing husband!  Sources Khloe tell Us Weekly that no one can get in touch with Lamar and he refuses to sign the divorce papers while friends of his claim he’s still hoping for reconciliation.


Watch Justin Bieber Try to Pick Up a Model by Telling Her She Looks Like Princess Jasmine from “Aladdin” 

JUSTIN BIEBER was being driven down Rodeo Drive in a Rolls-Royce . . . so when he spotted a sexy woman on the sidewalk, he made the driver stop right there.

The woman turned out to be a model named JACQUELINE YOUNIS, and Justin tried to sweet-talk her by telling her she looks like Princess Jasmine from “Aladdin”.

Then he got her to come over to his car window and take a picture with him, which she was more than happy to do.

TMZ says it looked like they were about to exchange numbers, but too many photographers and fans swooped in and put the block on Justin.

(Check out video and a gallery of Jacqueline here.)


Is Lindsay Lohan Trying to Get Together With Prince Harry? 

While LINDSAY LOHAN is doing theater in London, she’s hoping to bag herself a GINGER PRINCE.  That’s right:  She’s making a run at PRINCE HARRY.

A so-called “source” says, quote, “She thinks she can make her dream of becoming a princess come true.  Lindsay loves that she and Harry are both redheads. She talks about how they’d make the most adorable kids.”

The source says Lindsay has been hanging out at Harry’s favorite bars, hoping to bump into him, but it hasn’t happened yet.

Lindsay’s rep is denying this of course.  He says, quote, “It is beyond absurd . . . must be a slow news day.”

Dirt Alert: Thursday, 10/23/14

Renee Zellweger Says What’s Different About Her is That She’s Leading a “Happy, More Fulfilling Life” 

RENEE ZELLWEGER issued a statement yesterday to address her radically altered appearance.  But she made absolutely no mention of having undergone any cosmetic procedures.

She said, quote, “I’m glad folks think I look different!  I’m living a different, happy, more fulfilling life, and I’m thrilled that perhaps it shows . . . My friends say that I look peaceful.  I am healthy.”

And I guess she expects people to believe it.

Yesterday on “The View”, ROSIE O’DONNELL asked the question we’ve all been dying to ask:  She said, quote, “If somebody who is a public figure drastically changes their appearance so that they’re unrecognizable, are we as a society supposed to pretend we don’t see it?


Jennifer Lopez is About to Ink a Vegas Deal . . . But She Won’t Make As Much as Britney Spears 

JENNIFER LOPEZ is reportedly in the final stages of making a deal for a Las Vegas residency at the Axis at Planet Hollywood . . . which is the same place BRITNEY SPEARS is doing hers.  But she won’t make as much as Britney.

J-Lo will make $350,000 per show, and she’s doing 72 shows, for a total of $26.4 million.  Britney is making $475,000 a show.

But neither of these ladies makes what CELINE DION does.  She’s the QUEEN of Vegas, at $476,000 a show.


Melissa Rivers Inherited Most of Joan Rivers’ $100 Million Estate 

Word has it MELISSA RIVERS has inherited the bulk of JOAN RIVERS’ estate, which is worth well over $100 million.

“Us” magazine claims she’s getting $75 million in cash, as well as Joan’s $35 million condo on New York’s Upper East Side.  Melissa’s 13-year-old son Cooper is expected to get his own inheritance.

Despite coming into all this money a “source” says, quote, “It’s no consolation for losing her mother so soon.”


Freak Files: Thursday, 10/23/14

A Woman Got Over a Bad Break-Up by Sitting at KFC for a Week, Eating Chicken

A 26-year-old woman in China named Tan Shen recently got over a bad break-up . . . by sitting at Kentucky Fried Chicken, stuffing her face with chicken for a WEEK STRAIGHT.

The KFC was open 24 hours.  And the employees didn’t even realize she’d been there until about three days into it.  But she wasn’t bothering anyone.  She’d just been sitting at a table, looking sad, and eating MASSIVE quantities of chicken.

She says she couldn’t go to her apartment, because it was filled with stuff that reminded her of her ex.

It doesn’t sound like she did this for attention either, because as soon as reporters started showing up to interview her, she left.

Check out photos of her sitting at KFC by clicking here.


A Guy Avoids Going to Court for Two Years . . . By Pretending to Be Paralyzed

Two years ago, a 47-year-old Alan Knight of Whales was accused of stealing $67,000 from a neighbor with Alzheimer’s.

But when the cops tried to investigate, Alan checked into a hospital claiming he was a quadriplegic.  This delayed things until they found out he’s actually NOT PARALYZED.

Recently, Alan went to his local supermarket and the cops used the information from his loyalty card to see what time he was there.  Then they checked the security footage, which showed him WALKING into the store.

At that point, Alan was immediately put on trial.  But he didn’t know about the video yet.  So on Tuesday, he showed up . . . in a NECK BRACE, with his wife pushing him in a WHEELCHAIR.

After they showed the supermarket video in court, he dropped the act, and decided to plead guilty to 19 counts of forgery, fraud, and theft.

He’ll be sentenced in about two weeks.

Click here to see some photos of Alan pretending to be paralyzed and in a coma by clicking here.


The Wife of a Kansas City Royal Gave a Waiter a World Series Ticket as a Tip

Before Game One of the World Series on Tuesday, the wife of Royals pitcher Wade Davis was at a restaurant in Kansas City.

And instead of tipping her waiter . . . she asked if he’d rather have a free TICKET to that night’s game.  So he said OF COURSE, and his manager gave him the rest of the night off so he could go.

According to the website SeatGeek, the average World Series ticket is going for $950.  And really GOOD seats have been going for as much as SIX GRAND.

Unfortunately for Ryan, the Royals ended up losing Game One.  But he talked to a reporter at the game, and it sounded like he was having a pretty good time anyway.

Check out a picture of Ryan by clicking here.


Only In Hollywood

On Tuesday, a fight broke out in front of the Chinese Theater on Hollywood Boulevard . . . between Mr. Incredible and Batgirl.  And Chewbacca, Waldo, and Freddy Krueger jumped in to try to break it up.

Wet Nose Wednesday: Milan

Every Wednesday at 8:40, Guardian Angel Pet Rescue joins the Mike and Mandy show to showcase a special animal that needs a good home.

This week’s featured pet is Milan




Milan is one of six siblings born to small black lab mix mother. The mom was a stray and she and puppies were rescued by GAPR when puppies were 3 weeks old. Mulan is approximately seven weeks old and has been de wormed and had first set of shots.

If you would like to adopt this week’s dog…please click here to fill out an electronic adoption form.

For more information on Guardian Angel Pet Rescue, please visit their website by clicking here

We couldn’t do Wet Nose Wednesday without the generous support of our sponsor, Dixie Memorial Pet Cemetery.

Freak Files: Wednesday, 10/22/14

Screen Shot 2014-10-22 at 5.07.25 AMA Drunk Guy Was Busted for Giving a Cop a Double Wet Willy

A cop was standing on the street, talking to a bus driver near a bar in Mankato, Minnesota, just outside Minneapolis.

The bar down the street had just closed, so 24-year-old Riley Swearingen, who was intoxicated, decided to get a good laugh with some friends and sneaked up behind the cop . . . and gave him a WET WILLY.

More specifically, Riley went with a DOUBLE wet willy . . . meaning he put a finger in BOTH of the cop’s ears at the same time.

And if the cop wasn’t sure Riley did it, he was a few seconds later . . . when he clearly heard him yell to his friends that he, quote, “just gave [that] cop a WET WILLY!”

Initially, they charged with him “assaulting a police officer with bodily fluids,” which is a FELONY.  But after three days in jail, a judge let him plead guilty to disruptive intoxication instead.  So he ended up paying $77 in court costs.


Screen Shot 2014-10-22 at 5.07.56 AMA Guy Shoplifted a Bunch of Stuff from Walmart . . . Because He Didn’t Want to Wait in Line

Never go to Walmart during PEAK shopping hours . . . because apparently it can drive you so nuts, you’ll start breaking the LAW.

A 74-year-old named Clayton Lampe was at a Walmart in Sheboygan, Wisconsin.  And the checkout lines were really long.  So instead of waiting . . . he decided to just STEAL everything.

One of the employees saw him walk out with $300 worth of stuff.

When police got there, Clayton explained that he hates to wait in lines, and THAT’S why he decided to shoplift.  He said he does it ALL THE TIME, and there’s never been a problem before.

He was arrested for shoplifting.


A Vet Saved a Cat’s Life by Giving It a Bottle of Vodka

Last Tuesday, Sara in England realized someone had dumped anti-freeze all over her CAT, which

is a big deal, because anti-freeze is extremely TOXIC to cats, and can shut down their kidneys.  So Sara rushed her to a vet, where luckily they knew that all Missy needed was a substantial amount of VODKA.

Apparently the ethanol in vodka neutralizes the poison in the anti-freeze.  So they hooked her up to an I.V. of vodka.  Within a few minutes, Missy was pretty drunk . . . but she also SURVIVED.

Luckily, Missy fully recovered, and she’s back home.

(Check out a photo of Sara and Missy by clicking here)

Dirt Alert: Wednesday, 10/22/14

Unconfirmed Rumors!!!

RYAN REYNOLDS isn’t messing around when it comes to naming his firstborn child. reports Ryan and his wife, Blake Lively don’t want anything “pretentious” or “Hollywood-y,” so they’re going with (wait for it…) Excalibur Anaconda Reynolds if it’s a girl.


Man Jokes With President Obama: ‘Don’t Touch My Girlfriend’

President Obama held his own against a jealous boyfriend in Chicago on Monday.

A man named Mike Jones showed up to the polling place where Obama was casting his early ballot in the Illinois state election.  As Obama cast his ballot, he was standing next to a woman named Aia Cooper, AKA “Mike’s girlfriend.”

So Mike said, “Mr. President, don’t touch my girlfriend!!”

“I really wasn’t planning on it,” Obama said, without looking up from his ballot.

The woman was obviously embarrassed and apologized to the president on behalf of her boyfriend.

Obama was sympathetic, and after a brief conversation, Obama gave Aia a quick kiss on the cheek, to give her boyfriend “something to talk about.”


What on God’s Green Earth Happened to Renee Zellweger’s Face??? 

RENEE ZELLWEGER attended the “Elle” magazine Women in Hollywood event on Monday night looking like . . . ANYONE BUT RENEE ZELLWEGER.

Seriously . . . Renee has had something done to her face, to the point where she doesn’t even look like herself.  For one thing, her signature SQUINTY EYES seem to be a thing of the past.

(Check out some pics here.)

We await the tabloid speculation on just what procedures she’s undergone.


ABC Has Already Brought Back the Barbara Walters “Most Fascinating People” Special 

When BARBARA WALTERS retired last year, ABC promoted her annual “Most Fascinating People” special as the FINAL installment, but they couldn’t resist all those fascinating people!!!

Barbara will do it again this December.   Barbara says, quote, “I was absolutely delighted when ABC approached me to do another year.  I know we said last year was our last . . . but there are just too many fascinating people out there.”  Amen.

She’s also teasing us with a few people who will be on this year’s list:  Oprah Winfrey, Neil Patrick Harris, Chelsea Handler and Scarlett Johansson.  The rest of the names will be revealed later.

Freak Files: Tuesday, 10/21/14

A World Record For The Most Records!

60-year-old ASHRITA FURMAN has set a total of 563 world records in his lifetime.

Currently, 198 of those records remain unbeaten.  He set his first record in 1979.

Current records include “most pies in the face in one minute” –he took 56 pies to the face!  And “most soft drink cans opened in 30 seconds” –he opened 41.

Furman admits he’s addicted to setting records and says he’ll never stop trying to add to his collection. He also admits the “stupidest” record he attempted was when he tried to “beat the time for eating a whole tree.”


A Woman Tries to Break Into Her Ex’s House, and Gets Stuck in the Chimney

Genoveva Figueroa started dating a guy named Lawrence in Thousand Oaks, California after they met online.

Then after five or six dates, Lawrence broke it off.  But Genoveva wasn’t ready to give up on the relationship yet.

So on Sunday, she tried to BREAK INTO HIS HOUSE . . . by climbing down his CHIMNEY.  And she got STUCK about eight feet down.

Luckily, someone heard her crying around 5:45 in the morning and called 911.  Firefighters had to tear apart the top of the chimney, and lube her up with dish soap to get her out.

It took about FIVE HOURS, and there’s a photo online where she’s on the roof, completely covered in soot.

It’s not clear what Genoveva was planning to do if she HAD made it into the house.  She’s been charged with illegal entry and is due back in court today.

Check out pictures by clicking here.


A Stranger Pulled an Old Man From a Burning House . . . Then Vanished

On Saturday, a house caught fire in Fresno, California, and a woman on the sidewalk started screaming that her elderly father was still inside, hooked up to his OXYGEN tank.

So some guy casually walked toward the fire and went inside.  Then about 30 seconds later . . . he came running back out with the dad on his SHOULDER.

And while everyone was checking on the dad . . . the guy who saved him VANISHED, and no one seems to know who he was.

All we know is he looks to be Hispanic, in his 40s or 50s, and was wearing a Dodgers hat.  And a woman got it on video, so there IS a shot of his face.

By the way, the dad was treated for smoke inhalation, then released.

Check out the photo and videos here.

Dirt Alert: Tuesday, 10/21/14

Jenny McCarthy and Donnie Wahlberg Have Hot Chocolate Every Night 

DONNIE WAHLBERG says he and JENNY MCCARTHY have hot chocolate together every night.

Donnie says, quote, “Jenny and I have hot chocolate together every night.  I know a cup of hot chocolate doesn’t sound glamorous but it’s those quiet moments with us as a family that are my favorite.

“We have our own things during the day, but this is our time to cuddle up and catch up on our days.”  (Here’s video.)

We should probably note that Donnie said this at an event hyping the Keurig 2.0, and he made sure to point out that they make their hot chocolate with that machine.

Still, the hot chocolate thing is nice.  If it really happens.


Designer Oscar De La Renta Has Died

Fashion designer Oscar de la Renta has passed away at the age of 82.

He had been battling cancer since 2006.

Oscar rose to fame for dressing Jackie Kennedy in the 60s. His work was popular with other first ladies including Betty Ford, Hillary Clinton, Michelle Obama and more. Most recently, Amal Alamuddin wore one of his designs for her wedding to George Clooney.

He is survived by his 2nd-wife, Annette Reed, and his adopted son.


Tori Spelling Quarantined For Ebola-Like Symptoms In L.A.

Tori Spelling was quarantined for Ebola-like symptoms over the weekend…but not to worry, she is not suffering from the disease.

Tori Spelling was taken to Cedars Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles when she came down with a high fever, and suffered from coughing fits and trouble breathing.

Since Ebola symptoms mimic the flu….the cautious medical staff quarantined Tori and kept her away from other patients.

In the end, they discovered that Tori was just suffering from a sinus infection on top of severe bronchitis.

Dirt Alert: Monday, 10/20/14

A Mariah Carey/Nick Cannon Divorce Update

We all know that the divorce process is long and painful, but it gets even more complicated with celebrities.

For example, the word on the street is that MARIAH CAREY and NICK CANNON are locked in a vicious custody battle over their EIGHT DOGS?


San Francisco Radio Stations Are Banning Lorde’s “Royals” Until the World Series Ends 

Some San Francisco radio stations have issued a temporary ban on LORDE’s “Royals” . . . and it’s not because EVERYONE could use a break from that song.

It’s because the San Francisco Giants are playing the Kansas City Royals in the World Series beginning tomorrow night.  The stations will lift the ban once the series is over.

The title of the song isn’t just a coincidence.  Lorde has said that it was inspired by an old picture she saw of GEORGE BRETT in his Royals uniform.


Oops! Presidential Credit Card Declined

Even the president of the United States isn’t immune from embarrassment when using a credit card.

President Barack Obama confided to reporters that his credit card was declined when he tried to pay for a dinner out with his wife Michelle at a New York City restaurant recently.

The first lady pulled out her own credit card to cover the bill.

Apparently, Obama’s card was rejected because it hadn’t been used recently and the credit card company thought it was a fraudulent purchase.


David Letterman’s Cue Card Guy Was Fired After He Attacked One of His Writers 

DAVID LETTERMAN’s longtime cue card guy was FIRED after he attacked “Late Show” writer BILL SCHEFT about a week ago.

69-year-old TONY MENDEZ says Scheft has been a passive-aggressive jerk to him for years, and his temper finally got the best of him.

He says, quote, “I just grabbed him by the shirt.  He was very surprised.  He was cowering.”

Mendez was fired on the spot, but he doesn’t blame Letterman.  He says it was CBS’ call to let him go.  And he adds, quote, “Dave is the best, the most generous boss I have ever had.”

Mendez had been with Letterman since 1993.

Freak Files: Monday, 10/20/14

A Woman Tells 911 Her Sister Has Ebola . . . Just So They’ll Show Up Faster

On Thursday, a woman in Columbus, Ohio who hasn’t been identified called 911, and told them her sister had a high fever.

She got annoyed when they transferred her.  So she mentioned a few more KEY details when the next person got on the phone.  Specifically that it was a 107-degree fever . . . her sister had just been to AFRICA . . . and it might be EBOLA.

Which DID get their attention.  The cops immediately went to their house, roped it off with crime-scene tape, and a team of people in HAZMAT suits showed up.

But once they got them to the hospital, they realized the sister DIDN’T have Ebola . . . HADN’T been to Africa . . . and the woman just lied so the ambulance would GET THERE faster.

So far, there’s no word on whether or not she’ll be charged for misusing 911.  But according to police, the whole ordeal was a HUGE drain on resources.


Reported Crocodile Turned Out To Be Inflatable Toy

British police received several calls reporting a 3-foot crocodile in a nearby neighborhood garden.  And since crocodiles are a rarity in England, they responded with snare poles, nets, and riot shields while a team of wildlife experts from the local zoo were called-in to assist.

The officers became suspicious when they threw water on the animal and it failed to move.

It turns out that the “animal” wasn’t a vicious crocodile……it was an inflatable TOY crocodile.

Police do not know how the toy ended up in the woman’s garden, but everyone had a good laugh.


A Guy Wins $1 Million in the Lottery, and Splits It With His Brother . . . Because They Made a Pact When They Were Kids

Earlier this month, 45-year-old Eric Hale of Bend, Oregon checked the numbers on a Powerball ticket he bought, and realized he’d won a MILLION BUCKS.

But back when he was a kid, Eric promised his brother Quinn that if he ever won the lottery, he’d split it with him.

Obviously they were kids, and I don’t think most people would blame him if he pretended to FORGET about it.  There’s gotta be some kind of statute of limitations on an offer like that.  But instead, Eric immediately called his brother, told him he won . . . and said he was KEEPING his promise.

They got their money this past Thursday, and each took home about $335,000 after taxes.

(Check out a photo of them posing with a huge check by clicking here.  Eric is on the right.)

Dirt Alert: Friday, 10/17/14

Royal Twins!

Is KATE MIDDLETON having twins?

A source close to the Duchess of Cambridge tells Star magazine that her severe sickness told her something was different this time and not only are they having twins, but twin girls!

(–Since our source is Star magazine, this is not a Royal Update as much as it is a Royal Rumor!)


Heidi Klum Is Officially Divorced

Heidi Klum is officially a single woman!!  Her divorce from Seal became official earlier this week.

Apparently, the two managed to get through the divorce without any major drama.

They didn’t argue over the division of property and neither of them will be getting spousal support.

Their custody agreement over their four children is being kept confidential.

Heidi first filed for divorce in April 2012.


Get Ready for Ebola:  The TV Series! 

Just in time to take advantage of the fear, director RIDLEY SCOTT is producing a limited-run series about EBOLA.

This isn’t total exploitation, though.  It’s based on a 1994 nonfiction book called “The Hot Zone” by Richard Preston . . . and Scott and his producing partner have actually been working on it for the past year.  In fact, they’ve been holding on to the rights since the book came out 20 years ago.

There’s no word yet on any casting, a network or an airdate.


Joan Rivers Died from a Lack of Oxygen to the Brain 

The New York City Medical Examiner’s office released the official cause of death for JOAN RIVERS.  Joan died from a lack of oxygen to the brain while undergoing two procedures at a clinic in New York.

Those procedures were to evaluate vocal problems and reflux disease.  And the medical examiner noted that Joan WAS sedated with propofol at the time.

They classified her death as a “therapeutic complication,” meaning it was, quote, “a predictable complication of medical therapy.”  They didn’t say whether anyone could be held legally responsible.