Dirt Alert: Friday, 3/6/15

Who’s Breaking Up With Who? 

Sources say SUSAN SARANDON and her boyfriend Jonathan Bricklin have broken up after five years.  She’s 68, he’s 37.


What’s That Smell?

After leaving her big chair and office running Sony studios, AMY PASCAL is now moving to a job as one of Sony’s “on-the-lot” producers.

But she’s been unable to move into her new suite that was formerly occupied by SETH ROGEN and EVAN GOLDBERG because it reeks of marijuana and the scent cannot be easily removed.

One says the smell is so bad that it has seeped into the flooring. Amy won’t be moving in until there’s a new paint job, which will hopefully cover up the other smell.

No comment from Sony.


Lupita Nyong’s Dress Drama Is Over

It looks like the guy responsible for stealing Lupita Nyong’o’s Oscar dress will get away with the crime.

The gown’s designer, Calvin Klein, is NOT looking to pursue the matter any further.

No specific reason was given for their decision but it is believed that it may have something to do with the fact that the dress was exposed as being covered in fake pearls instead of real pearls!

The gown was reported to be worth $150,000 before it was revealed that the pearls on it were fake.


Harrison Ford Crashed a Small Plane

HARRISON FORD crashed a small plane on a golf course in Los Angeles yesterday afternoon, and was hospitalized with cuts to his head.  But he’s fine and he’ll make a full recovery.

He was flying a vintage two-seat World War Two-era training plane, and there were no other passengers.

Apparently it stalled right after he took off from the Santa Monica Airport.  So he reported engine trouble . . . requested an immediate return . . . and was on his way back when he had to make an emergency landing.

(Check out a photo gallery of today’s crash here.  And here’s some amateur footage.)


Wet Nose Wednesday: Symone

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 Symone!!


Symone is a special baby.
Symone is a petite, 31 pound, 7 month old, lab mix. She is a kind, calm, gentle girl, who is playful and happy at home. Symone enjoys nothing more than to cuddle, nuzzle and give love. She is good with cats, other dogs, and kids.
Although absolutely wonderful, this baby had a hard start in life and gets very anxious in new situations. It takes her time to adjust, trust and become confident. Symone is looking for a patient, loving family who will give her the time and love that she needs to flourish. She is a wonderful companion dog and will give her family tons of affection and unconditional love. She would do best in a calm house with someone who needs and appreciates her companionship.
Symone has been dewormed, spayed and microchipped. She’s had all 4 puppy shots, rabies and bordetella shots, and she is on heart worm prevention.
Her local adoption fee is $150. Pending an approved application, to eliminate excess stress on Symone, her foster is willing to transport her within a 5 hour radius of Memphis, TN.

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, 3/4/15

The Stats on Bear, Wolf, and Shark Attacks . . . and Why You Shouldn’t Fear Them

On every camping trip in history, someone says, “I hope we don’t get attacked by a bear tonight.”  And ALMOST every single camping trip in history has ended WITHOUT anyone getting attacked by a bear.

Here are some numbers to show you just how irrational your fear of wild animals really is . . .

Since 2010, only 16 people in North America have been killed by bears . . . five have died from snake bites . . . and five have died from shark attacks.

Only 13 people were killed by alligators in the past decade.

Only three people have been killed by mountain lions in the past 20 years.

And only TWO people have been killed by wolves in the last CENTURY.

Our biggest fear should be car accidents.  More than 30,000 Americans die in car accidents every year.


Clumsy Thief Falls Flat On Her Face

A would-be thief attempted to swipe a potted-plant on the side of a house in Bakersfield California last Monday.  .

The woman remains unidentified, but she pulled up to a house in her car…stumbled out, and tried to steal a huge planted plant….but when she was TRYING to make her getaway, she tripped, falling flat on her face and smashed the pot all over the driveway.

Then, after she got up…she fell AGAIN before finally making it to her car, driving away, and leaving the destroyed plant behind.

Stupid Criminals!!!


A Guy Shattered His Leg Trying to Recreate a Move From “Dirty Dancing”

28-year-old Gary Mackay of Inverness, Scotland managed to get hurt doing a “Dirty Dancing”!!!

Gary was at a bar last week when one of his female friends wanted to recreate a dance from the movie . . . so she ran at him, jumped up, and wrapped her legs around his waist.

But he wasn’t ready for her.  So he lost his balance, fell down . . . and SHATTERED a bone in his right leg.  He was rushed to the hospital and needed two bolts and a metal rod to set it back in place.

Now he’ll be out of work for at least three months . . . AND he says he hasn’t heard from his friend since she injured him.

(Click here to see a couple photos of Gary, and the move from “Dirty Dancing” that sent him to the hospital.)

Dirt Alert: Wednesday, 3/4/15

From The “Dirt Time Machine”

Time really does fly. . . . 10 years ago today, MARTHA STEWART was released from prison


Ellen DeGeneres Gave $10,000 to the People Behind That Dress Photo

Ever wonder how the whole Internet ‘Dress’ controversy started?  We found out yesterday thanks to Ellen DeGeneres!!!  The people who started the whole thing were on Ellen’s show yesterday.

The whole thing started thanks to the impending wedding of a Scottish couple named Grace MacPhee and Keir Johnson.  Grace’s mother was trying to pick out something to wear for the ceremony, so she sent Grace the picture of that dress.

One of them saw the dress as blue and black. . . and well you know how it goes.  One of Ellen’s guests even wore the dress, which IS blue and black, by the way.

Two of them are newlyweds, and Ellengave them a honeymoon in Grenada and $10,000.


Bill Cosby’s Latest Accuser

Yet another woman is claiming that BILL COSBY sexually assaulted her in the late-’70s.  The woman identifies herself as “Patricia,” and says she met Cosby after he spoke at the University of Massachusetts.  He offered to help her break into the entertainment business, and invited her to his house.

He gave her a drink, drugged her and sexually assaulted her.

(Buzzfeed.com has the full interview with Patricia.)


Is Bobby Brown’s Family Shooting a Reality Show? 

Is BOBBY BROWN’s family cashing in while his daughter BOBBI KRISTINA BROWN fights for her life?  TMZ says members of Bobby’s family are shooting a REALITY SHOW that will touch on her hospitalization.

A source says Bobby’s not involved, but his brother, two sisters and their kids are filming the show.  And while they aren’t shooting in the hospital, the tragedy is definitely part of the storyline.

Bobby’s attorney denies the story.

Today is Bobbi Kristina’s 22nd birthday.

Freak Files: Tuesday, 3/3/15

A Guy Ran Around Hollywood With a Fake Oscar and Got VIP Treatment 

Some random guy ran around Hollywood with a fake Academy Award on Oscar night last weekend, and got VIP treatment everywhere he went.

His name is Mark David Christenson, and he just did it as a stunt to see if he could get away with it.

He got a free movie ticket, free Gatorade from a convenience store, and entrance into a post-Oscar VIP party where he got a woman’s phone number.

He even convinced the guys at valet parking to give him somebody else’s car, because he claimed he couldn’t find his ticket.

No matter where he went, people wanted to celebrate and have their picture taken with him.  And of course he captured the whole thing on video.

Was Weed Inside

It takes impressive detective work to see through a Jedi mind trick like this . . . so bravo to the cops who pulled it off.

Police in Lincoln, Nebraska pulled over 21-year-old Jordan Meier on Saturday night for drunk driving.

When they searched his car, they found a 16-ounce container of Land O’ Lakes sour cream under the passenger seat . . . and it was labeled, quote, “NOT WEED.”

Now, if I’M there, I’m thinking, “Hmmm, I really figured this would have weed in it.  But it says ‘NOT WEED’ on it.  I guess I’ll keep searching the car.”

But these cops were smarter than that.  They opened the container anyway.  And it turns out the label was lying to them . . . there actually WAS weed in there, 11 grams of it.

Stupid Criminals!!!

Jordan was arrested for driving under the influence and marijuana possession.  The three other people in the car weren’t drunk OR high.

Click here to see a photo of Jordan and the “Not Weed” container.


A Group Called “Buy Nothing” Lets You Give Stuff to Your Neighbors . . . and Over 100,000 People Are Doing It

About 18 months ago, two women in Washington state started an experiment on Facebook called the “Buy Nothing Project” as a way of connecting with neighbors . . . and also saving money.

First you join a group in your area.  Then you either post photos of stuff you don’t need on the group’s Facebook page, or list things you DO need.  Then people will give them to you for FREE.

It originally started with a few people in Seattle.  Then it took off last year, and now there are more than 100,000 members in the U.S. and 11 other countries.

What makes it unique is you’re not allowed to trade or charge for anything.  It’s all about donating, meeting people, and building a community in your area.  And people don’t just donate STUFF.  You can also ask for things like a ride to the doctor.

Check out their website, BuyNothingProject.org.  And if there isn’t already a group in your area, you can start one.

Dirt Alert: Tuesday, 3/3/15

Will Savannah Guthrie Anchor “Nightly News”???

You may have seen the “Today” show’s co-anchor, SAVANNAH GUTHRIE, doing the “NBC Nightly News” last night, but it’s not permanent.

Variety reports LESTER HOLT, who’s been filling in for BRIAN WILLIAMS, was out dealing with a family medical emergency, and is expected to return to the program.

Lester has been able to keep “Nightly News’s” lead among total viewers, although ABC’s “World News Tonight,” which is anchored by DAVID MUIR, has more viewers in the much-sought-after 25-to-54 year-old age group, which is the big category for advertisers.


Britney Spears’ Fake Hair Weave Falls Out During Show

Britney Spears experienced a hair malfunction during one of her shows in Vegas.

As Britney was performing, a HUGE fake hair weave fell off her head and hit the ground.

Britney acted like a pro and continued to dance like nothing happened while her crew quietly removed the lump of fake hair from the stage.

Here’s the Hair Malfuntion:


Mark Cuban and Ann Coulter Have Joined the Cast of “Sharknado 3″ 

Dallas Mavericks owner MARK CUBAN and conservative commentator ANN COULTER have joined the cast of “Sharknado 3″, which is set in Washington, D.C.  Mark is playing the President, and Ann will be the Vice President.

Other guest stars include:  Bo Derek as Tara Reid’s character’s mom . . . Jerry Springer as a crazy tourist . . . Chris Kirkpatrick from ‘N Sync as a pool lifeguard . . . and wrestler Chris Jericho as a roller-coaster operator.

Syfy will premiere “Sharknado 3″ sometime in July.


Dirt Alert: Monday, 3/2/15

Leonard Nimoy Dies

LEONARD NIMOY passed away Friday at age 83 at his Los Angeles home of end-stage chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).

As we know, his most famous character was “Star Trek’s” Spock, the emotionless Vulcan with pointed ears.

He also was a director, and directed “Star Trek III: The Search for Spock” as well as five other films including the 1987 comedy “Three Men and a Baby.”


William Shatner Was Unable to Make Leonard Nimoy’s Funeral 

Even though WILLIAM SHATNER said he “loved” LEONARD NIMOY, he missed his funeral yesterday morning.

Some people criticized him for it, but Shatner said he honored a previous commitment to attend a charity event for the Red Cross in Florida, and wasn’t able to make it back to L.A. in time.

He said his daughters went in his place.


An Update On The Dress.  And Not The White and Gold One!!!

The weirdest story of the week goes to LUPITA NYONG’O’s Oscar dress fiasco.  As we told ‘ya last week, the gown –which was reportedly worth between $150-thousand and $10-million dollars– was stolen from her hotel room after the Academy Awards and the alleged “thief” called TMZ.com to say he took two of the pearls down to the Garment District and found out they were fake!

The fashion-conscious burglar returned the frock two-hours later and sources at designer CALVIN KLEIN say they always assumed people knew the gems weren’t genuine.

Freak Files: Monday, 3/2/15

A Man Is Burned in a House Fire Because He Still Hadn’t Gotten Rid of His Christmas Tree

It’s not just LAZY and TACKY to have your Christmas tree sitting in your living room in late February . . . apparently it’s also straight-up DANGEROUS.

A guy in Seattle was home on Friday night when his Christmas tree tipped over into his fireplace.  It caught on FIRE, so he grabbed it to take it outside . . . and got BURNED in the process.

He was rushed to the hospital, and the fire did about $150,000 in damage to his house.


A Guy Falls 600 Feet Down a Mountain, and Lands Next to a Rescue Crew

A 28-year-old named David Spain was climbing a mountain in northern England on Sunday when a storm hit.  He was near the top when he got knocked off balance by a huge gust of wind . . . and tumbled 600 FEET down a cliff.

Somehow he survived the fall, but then he had to worry about dying of exposure, because it was freezing out.

I guess you can say it was bad luck that he stumbled 600 feet, but as luck would have it, he happened to land directly in the path of a RESCUE TEAM . . . which was training how to save someone stuck on the side of a mountain.

David ended up with an injured leg, a dislocated shoulder, and some cuts and bruises, but he’s back home recovering.


Fishermen Pull In A 280 Pound Catfish—Wait Until You See The Pictures!!

Dino and Dario Ferrari were fishing in the River Po in Italy when they caught a 280-pound catfish.

It took them about 40 minutes, a lot of strength and a ton of patience to reel it in.

Unfortunately, the 280-pound catfish fell just short of the record for the largest catfish ever caught, which was 298 pounds (set in 2010.)

They released the fish back into the river after snapping some pictures and shooting some video.


Dirt Alert: Thursday, 2/26/15

A Down and Dirty “Quickie”

Seattle Seahawks running back MARSHAWN LYNCH wants to trademark his famous line, “I’m just here so I won’t get fined.”    Well….Coach PETE CARROLL says it’s a bad decision.

(–And let’s face it, nobody knows more about bad decisions than Pete Carroll!)


President George Clooney????

Ladies and gentlemen, may I present President George Clooney!

Sorry, ladies, but we’ll probably never see President GEORGE CLOONEY at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.

Various ‘Rag Mag’ reports tell us that Clooney has big political ambitions and will be endorsing the Democrats in 2016, but the past may come back to haunt him.

Insiders claim his history of drugs, boozing, womanizing and “secret criminal connections” will kill any hope he has of making it to the White House.

And while we’re on the subject, it’s time for Donald Trump to once again say he’s seriously considering running — and that he really means it this time.

Trump publicly flirted with a presidential run in both 2000 and 2012.


Madonna Fell Off The Stage Last Night!

MADONNA is definitely not the Caped Crusader.

She performed last night at the BRIT Awards in London, and during her new single, “Living For Love,” she was standing on a staircase leading up to the stage, but her cape got in the way and she fell. But, since Madonna is a pro, she brushed it off and finished the number. The cape was really long and she got all tangled up in it.

Minutes after it happened, Madonna’s fall became an instant worldwide meme.


Will Lester Holt Replace Brian Williams????

LESTER HOLT is filling in for BRIAN WILLIAMS during his suspension and isn’t worried about the future of his sweet gig.

Photographers for TMZ.com caught up with the Lester and asked if he’d fight Brian for the anchor job in six months! The pro simply laughed off the question before hopping in a chauffeured, shiny black SUV.

Freak Files: Thursday, 2/26/15

The Brisket Bandit!!!

The “Brisket Bandit” has struck again!

Police in Texas are trying to find a man who has a thing for walking into Bar-B- Que joints and stealing all the brisket!!!

He’s hit over 3 restaurants in the last few months!  He stole 13 smoked briskets and 10 cases of beer from Augie’s Barbedwire Smokehouse in San Antonio. He was caught on a grainy video so at least authorities have an idea who they are looking for.

Police believe it’s the same guy who stole 12 pork butts from The Smoke Shack, 200 pounds of brisket from B & B Smokehouse and 450 pounds of raw meat from Two Brothers Meat Market.


Would You Take A Bath With Your Pet Crocodile?

You might agree that Australians are developing an unnatural attachment to crocodiles.

Chris Humfrey, an Australian zoologist, showed off a pic of himself taking a bath with a saltwater croc, who’s four-years-old, named Snappy Tom.

Chris says Snappy Tom, quote, “loves nothing better than a nice warm soak.” And if two isn’t cozy enough, they are sometimes joined by Casper, a huge black-headed python.

Chris runs the Wild Action Zoo in Macedon, Australia and has about two thousand animals in his care that he considers part of his family.

See his bath pic with Snappy Tom here.


People Who Don’t Like Starbucks Still Go To Starbucks!

Meet the Guy Who’s Spent 17 Years Visiting More Than 11,000 Starbucks Locations . . . But Doesn’t Even Like Their Coffee

42-year-old Rafael Lozano from Plano, Texas has spent the past 17 years on a mission to visit every Starbucks on the planet.

So far, he’s visited 11,733 of the 17,000 locations, and spent at least $100,000 in the process.

The freakiest part is . . . he doesn’t even like Starbucks coffee.

Wet Nose Wednesday: Percy

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 Percy.


Percy is a dachshund terrier mix. He is a 6 pound, 11 week old, black and light tan bundle of cuteness, with bushy whiskers and brows. Percy is engaging, affectionate and vocal. He’s a fun loving, happy little boy, who wants to play and snuggle all day. Although somewhat alpha, he is good with other dogs and cats and he loves kids.
Little Percy is practically perfect in every way and he is looking for a loving family to call his own. Arrange to meet Percy. You could be that lucky family!
Percy has been dewormed and has had his first set of shots.
Included in his adoption fee, Percy will receives all puppy shots, a rabies shot, spay and microchip through GAPR.

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, 2/25/15

A 14-Year-Old Kid Refuses to Go to School . . . So the Cops Arrest Him?

There’s a 14-year-old kid in St. Augustine, Florida who’s a student at R.J. Murray Middle School and last Monday, he decided he wasn’t going to go.

So his mom went through her list of punishments . . . she took away his laptop, his cell phone, and disconnected the Internet at their house.  But none of it got him to go.  So finally . . . she called the COPS.

When they got there, the kid STILL wouldn’t leave for school.  So they cuffed him and arrested him for misdemeanor obstruction of justice.

The kid’s mom told the cops they’d just moved to Florida from New York, and her son had gotten in a lot of trouble up there for skipping school.


Stupid Criminals!!!

Yes, America runs on Dunkin, but so –apparently– do bank robbers.

A New Jersey man robbed a bank of four thousand dollars on Monday but didn’t have the energy to get away until he hit up the Dunkin Donuts down the street for a coffee.

He bummed a smoke from a guy in the parking lot while going to his getaway car and that’s when two cops caught up with him.


A Jar of Nutella Caused a Fire That Destroyed a House

This one will make me think twice before I buy a jar on Nutella spread.

A house in London burned down this weekend . . . all because of a jar of Nutella.  It was sitting on a windowsill, and sunlight hit it at the perfect angle to start a fire.

The house was almost completely destroyed, but luckily the family was out.  The London Fire Department said these types of fires are actually more common than people realize . . . they’ve been called to 125 fires caused by sunlight in the last five years.