Dirt Alert: Friday, 1/30/15

Lohan Lunacy!

LINDSAY LOHAN’s idea of charity is a bit out there.

TMZ.com reports that Lindsay’s attorney submitted proof of 240 community service hours she needs to complete in court yesterday, but it may not have passed muster.

Apparently Lilo claims that doing meet and greets after her London play, “Speed the Plow,” satisfied her community service hours!!  Well the City Attorney is saying, “Hold the phone!”  He wants two weeks to investigate.


Alec Baldwin Has More Airplane Drama

Alec Baldwin has caused a big disruption on yet another airplane.

According to the New York Daily News, Alec was flying with his wife and baby from Salt Lake City to New York in first class when they decided to change flights at the last minute.

When he decided to change planes….the NEW plane didn’t have any first class seats left…meaning that Alec, his wife, and his kid would have to fly….COACH!!!

Well, Alec threw a huge fit and vowed he would never fly Delta again!

Alec has also vowed to never fly American Airlines again….In 2011, he threw a fit after he was told to stop playing “Words with Friends” on his phone when the plane was taking off.


Will Katy Perry Sing Live At the Super Bowl Halftime Show

KATY PERRY said yesterday that she THINKS a lot of her singing during the Super Bowl halftime show will be live . . . but she also said they only have a short amount of time to set up the stage and assemble everything, so it won’t be totally live.

And when they asked if she was going to have her eye on anyone this weekend, she referenced Marshawn Lynch . . . and said, quote, “I’m just here so I won’t get fined.”

IDINA MENZEL is singing the National Anthem, and she says HER performance will be 100% live.

Freak Files: Friday, 1/30/15

The Finest Restaurant in Cardiff, Wales Is . . . a Restaurant at Its Prison

Cardiff, Wales is the capital of Wales and the 12th largest city in the U.K.  And its top-rated restaurant on TripAdvisor is . . . the Clink Restaurant inside a local prison.

The Clink opened in 2012 and is entirely staffed by prisoners as a way to train them for jobs at nice restaurants when they get out.  And apparently, it’s fantastic.

Of its 383 reviews on TripAdvisor, 324 people rated it “excellent” and only seven people rated it “average” or worse.  It beat out almost 1,000 other restaurants in Cardiff to be ranked number one in the city.

The Clink serves gourmet breakfast and lunch . . . not traditional prison cafeteria food . . . and costs $15 to $30 per person.

If you’re going to be in Cardiff and want to try its finest restaurant, you should probably get a reservation now at TheClinkRestaurant.com . . . it’s getting a lot of press attention and should be filling up.


A Guy with Drugs in His Car Got Arrested . . . After Tailgating a Cop

When someone’s tailgating you, you sit there HOPING they get pulled over for it, right?  But that never seems to happen.  So at least we can all live vicariously through this story, and enjoy a good laugh from this Stupid Criminal!!!

On Tuesday night, a guy named Victor Dillon was driving through Naples, Florida, and started tailgating a COP.

So the cop pulled him over, and was PLANNING to let him off with just a warning.  But while they were talking, the cop noticed a glass jar sitting in the center console . . . that was filled with POT.

So now Victor is facing charges for possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia.

Stupid Criminals!!!

He also got a written warning for “following too closely.”


Cops On the Ooooops!

We know that a lot of you love our “Stupid Criminals” stories, but do you ever wonder if the cops chasing our “Stupid Criminals” are doing everything right.  We love our cops!  Keepers of the peace, upholding the law, but every now and then, they can make a mistake or two.

Police in Texas have released a sketch of a guy who held someone up at gunpoint earlier this month.  But the sketch is pretty much worthless . . . because the sketch includes the guy wearing a SKI MASK.

Dirt Alert: Thursday, 1/29/15

Marshawn Lynch May Be Fined for His “I’m Just Here So I Won’t Get Fined” Interview . . . But It’s Not What You Think 

You know how Seahawks running back MARSHAWN LYNCH showed up to that media event on Tuesday, and answered EVERY question with “I’m just here so I won’t get fined”?

Well, it turns out he might get fined after all, but not for being stubborn . . . for wearing an unapproved HAT.


Taylor Swift Has Trademarked “This Sick Beat” and Other Phrases From Her New Album 

If you don’t think TAYLOR SWIFT is slowly and quietly taking over the world, then you’re not paying attention.  Because Taylor now owns little pieces of the English language.

Taylor Swift has trademarked “This Sick Beat” and other phrases from her new album “1989” for use on just about any type of product you can imagine.

Other phrases she’s trademarked are:  “Party like it’s 1989″, “Nice to meet you, and “Where you been?”

That means no one in the universe can use those phrases on any merchandise that’s not OFFICIAL TAYLOR SWIFT MERCHANDISE.


Mariah Carey And Nick Cannon Sued By Former Nanny

Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon are being sued by their former nanny!

The nanny claims that she was fired because she showed the couple’s twins Moroccan and Monroe too much affection.

The nanny also says she was forced to work too hard…about 100 hours a week.  She was paid about $7,200 a month to care for the kids.

She is suing for back pay and other damages amounting to $100,000.

Freak Files: Thursday, 1/29/15

For $150k, Your Wedding Can Be Rain-Free

A company is promising it can stop rain from ruining your wedding day by offering a $150,000 cloud-seeding service.

Oliver’s Travels claims they will ensure “the only cloud at your wedding will be Cloud Nine”.

The company’s highly-specialized meteorologists and pilots will fly above the clouds, sprinkling them with silver particles, causing the clouds to burst and vanish before your big day.

You may think this is far-fetched and a bit on the “Freaky” side, but the technique works and was used in the 2008 Beijing Olympics.  Also used by Paul McCartney at one of his gigs in 2003….and at the Prince William’s wedding to Kate Middleton in 2012.


A Man Tries to Rob a 7-Eleven . . . Not Realizing the Clerk Is a Boxing Champion

A 45-year-old guy named Leverett Johnson walked in to a 7-Eleven in Pittsburgh Saturday night . . . pulled out a gun . . . and demanded some money.

Unfortunately for him, the cashier that night was Erik Sydnor.  He’s a Golden Gloves BOXING champion, and he’s currently training for the U.S. Olympic boxing team.

Erik’s training immediately kicked in and he laid the smackdown on Leverett.

Our Stupid Criminal, Leverett is still in the hospital recovering from the beating!!

And once he’s out, he’ll be facing charges of robbery, aggravated assault, and criminal mischief.


A McRib Billboard Next to an Anti-Smoking Billboard Showing Rotting Human Organs

This is something that happened across the pond, but you can picture it happening here.

McDonald’s just brought the McRib back to the U.K. after 12 years.  Unfortunately, one billboard they put up for it is getting attention for the WRONG reason.

The McRib billboard is right next to an anti-smoking billboard that shows a cigarette with ROTTING HUMAN ORGANS in it.

Unfortunately for Mickey D’s, and those who were craving a McRib, the rotting human organs look a LOT like the McRib.  Here are the billboards:


Budweiser’s New Commercial Made Mike Cry!

Wet Nose Wednesday: Zoe

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 Zoe.


Zoe is a 10 pound female shepherd mix that is about 10 wks old. She was found running down Jackson Ave with 3 other siblings while cars went every which way around them. A Good Samaritan stopped, called the pups over, they ran over to him and he put them in his car. Zoe has had 2 sets of shots and is scheduled to be spayed on January 29th and receive her final 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: 1/28/15

The Kitty That Resurrected From the DEAD!!!

In Florida, a dead cat came back to life and crawled out of its grave.

The kitty was run over by a car over a week ago in Tampa, and pronounced dead by vets. Owner ELLIS HUTSON buried the pet outside his house.

But, five days later the cat showed up outside the home expecting dinner!!!  Rescuers at the Tampa Bay Humane Society, where the animal is being treated for injuries, think he woke up underground before clawing his way to the surface.


A Guy Brags on Facebook About His 16 Warrants . . . and Is Immediately Arrested

22-year-old Eddie Smith of Mineral Wells, Texas posted a status update on Facebook back on the 20th.  It said, quote, “So, I have 16 warrants out right now.  Lol they know where I’m at tho so, it must not be TOO bad.”

But one of his ‘friends’ saw the post and forwarded it to the COPS.  And even if the warrants weren’t bad, like Eddie said . . . bragging about them WAS.  So the cops went to his house and arrested him that day.

It turns out he was wrong, by the way . . . he only had 14 warrants, for things ranging from an expired car inspection sticker to petty theft.  He also owed about $1,200 in fines.

Stupid Criminals!!!

He couldn’t pay the fines . . . and just got 51 days in jail.


The Craziest Reasons People Have Gotten Divorced

A columnist for the Huffington Post who writes about divorce gives us “The Craziest Reasons People Have Gotten Divorced.”

You know the usual things you hear when people get divorced:  “We fell out of love” . . . “We grew apart” . . . “He cheated on me” . . . blah blah blah.  Here are the REAL reasons to get divorced.

“He didn’t like the movie ‘Frozen’.”  2.  “She was possessed by a genie.”  3.  “He listed her as ‘Guantanamo’ in his cell phone.”  4.  “She adopted 550 cats.”  And finally, a 99-year-old guy and his 96-year-old wife got divorced in 2011 because she cheated on him in the 1940s.”

Dirt Alert: Wednesday, 1/28/15

A quick fact about celebrity gossip. . . .

Scientists have just found that reading or listening to gossip about a celebrity creates a momentary feeling in your brain that’s as good as eating great food or winning money.


Katy Perry’s Super Bowl Half-Time Show

KATY PERRY’s diving feet first into her big Super Bowl halftime show.

Katy posted a photo of her latest pedicure on social media, showing all 10 of her tosies painted like tiny little footballs.  It’s a pigskin pedicure!

Apparently, Katy will undergo “several outfit changes” during her 12-and-a-half-minute setlist. Her designer says Katie will have “just seconds” to make her quick-changes.

But it is promised that Katie will deliver “something where people are surprised,” adding “it’ll be a very iconic moment for her.”


Marshawn Lynch Ticks-Off The Press On Super Bowl Media Day

Yesterday was Super Bowl Media Day…and Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch ended up being the star with just 7 words:  “I’m just here so I won’t get fined.”

Lynch is famous for not talking to the media, and he’s been fined $100,000 over the past 2 seasons by the NFL because of it.

But when Lynch was told that he’d be fined a whopping $500,000 if he didn’t appear at Super Bowl Media Day yesterday, he decided to show up. But all he did was respond to every single question with the statement, “I’m here so I won’t get fined. ”

He did this until his phone alarm went off, letting him know his 4 minutes and 30 seconds of required “Media time” was up, and he walked off.


Hackers Claim They Have Nude Pictures of Taylor Swift . . . Taylor Says They Don’t 

Hackers took over TAYLOR SWIFT’s Twitter and Instagram accounts yesterday, and threatened to post NUDE PHOTOS of her.

But after Taylor got control of her accounts back, she made a JOKE out of it, Tweeting, quote, “Cause the hackers gonna hack, hack, hack, hack, hack. . .”

On a more serious note, she also said there are NO nude photos to post . . . quote, “Any hackers saying they have ‘nudes’?  Psssh you’d love that wouldn’t you!  Have fun Photoshopping ’cause you got NOTHING.”

Freak Files: Tuesday, 1/27/15

The Long Arm of the NFL!

A radio host in Phoenix was supposed to be on the field for the Super Bowl this Sunday, but lost his pass last week.  Well actually, it’s more like he had his pass taken away from him.

He was so excited about being on the sidelines covering the big game that he posted a PHOTO of his field pass on Facebook.

On the back of each pass, it says you can’t post photos online.  Because if people know what they look like, they can make fakes.

Oh, and we should also mention that he is more accurately a “former” radio host in Phoenix, because when the radio station he was working for found out about the Facebook post, they fired him.


2 Guys Robbing Ice Shacks Are Caught When Their Car Falls Through the Ice

20-year-old Ryan VanPuymbrouck and 24-year-old Tyler Hale of Solon Springs, Wisconsin were driving around Upper St. Croix Lake on Monday . . . breaking into the shacks people set up for ice fishing to steal their stuff.

Ryan and Tyler stole a TV, some liquor, and fishing supplies before they drove their 2014 Ford Focus onto the wrong part of the lake . . . the ice CRACKED . . . and they started sinking.

Ryan and Tyler managed to get out safely and flagged down a fisherman, who called for help.  They wound up confessing they were out there stealing stuff and are now both facing several burglary charges.

Tyler is also facing a second kind of WRATH . . . it turns out the Ford Focus was his girlfriend’s, and it wasn’t insured.  It wound up submerged in six feet of water and I’m thinking it’ll be a total loss.

Click here to see the car under the ice….oh, and here’s a pic of their mugshot. Tyler is on the left.



Two Employees Took the Money From the Register and Bet It All on Roulette

19-year-old Kieron Trott and 48-year-old Christopher Cameron worked last year at a discount store called Poundstretcher in Sunderland, England.  And one day they were supposed to take the cash from the day to the bank.

But instead, they took all $5,100 to a CASINO . . . headed straight for a roulette table . . . and bet it all on RED.  So if the wheel hit red, they’d double the money.

But the wheel came up BLACK.

So they really had nothing left to do but to call their boss and come clean.

Both Kieron and Christopher were convicted of theft.

Stupid Criminals!!!

They each got 12 months of community service and have to repay the money.

Vote on New T-Dot Signs!

Earlier this month we told you that the Tennessee Department of Transportation was taking entries for new “safety slogans” to be displayed on their electric signs across the state.

Well, out of 3,400 entries, they have narrowed it down to 15 finalists….and WE get to vote on which ones will win!

Votes can be cast online through Friday, February 6.  Here’s the link to vote!

Winning slogans will be put in rotation to run on the 163 statewide message signs throughout the year.

Dirt Alert: Tuesday, 1/27/15

Melissa Rivers Has Sued the New York City Clinic That Allegedly Caused Her Mother’s Death 

This isn’t the least bit unexpected:  JOAN RIVERS’ daughter MELISSA has filed a lawsuit against Yorkville Endoscopy over the death of her mother.  Joan died in their care back in September.

Melissa says, quote, “The level of medical mismanagement, incompetency, disrespect and outrageous behavior is shocking and frankly, almost incomprehensible.

She’s also suing Joan’s personal doctor, Gwen Korovin, who wasn’t even supposed to be there, but ended up performing a procedure on Joan anyway.  The lawsuit also claims she left during Joan’s medical emergency to avoid getting caught.

Legal experts think she could walk away with MILLIONS.


Tom Petty Gets Royalties from Sam Smith’s “Stay With Me” Because It Sounds Like “I Won’t Back Down” 

TOM PETTY and JEFF LYNNE have been given songwriting credit for SAM SMITH’s “Stay With Me”, because it sounds like Petty’s 1989 song “I Won’t Back Down”, which they wrote.

The writers of “Stay With Me” claim they weren’t familiar with the Petty song when they wrote it, but they gave in without a fight because they realized the songs were similar.


Celebrity Super Bowl Commercials!

By now, you’ve probably seen the now-infamous clip of KATIE COURIC and BRYANT GUMBEL struggling to explain “The Internet” back in 1994. Well, they reunited to poke fun at that in a Super Bowl ad for BMW.

They’re shown in a new all-electric BMW together . . . struggling to understand the technology.

And speaking of Super Bowl commecials, your Super Bowl enjoyment will be interrupted by Kim Kardashian!!!  She has filmed a Super Bowl commercial for T-Mobile.

Monday, 1/26/15

The Five Weirdest Things the TSA Found Last Year . . . Including a Knife in an Enchilada, and Razorblades in a Scooby Doo Greeting Card

We all get annoyed when the TSA decides to give our bags an extra check.  Well the TSA just released its report on all the illegal stuff they found in 2014 . . . and there’s a ton of it.  They found 2,212 guns, or an average of six per day.  They also found drugs, explosives, knives, ninja throwing stars, and so much more.

In fact, here’s an example of the craziest things the TSA found in 2014 . . .An 8.5-inch knife inside an enchilada . . . at Sonoma County Airport in California.  An alarm clock that looks like dynamite . . . at Kansas City International Airport in Missouri.  Three pounds of cocaine inside a package of raw meat . . . at San Jose International Airport in California.  And razorblades inside a Scooby Doo greeting card . . . at Newport News/Williamsburg International Airport in Virginia.


Car fireA Mom Sets Her Son’s Car on Fire Because It Was a Financial Burden For Him?

53-year-old Lucia Evangelista of West Palm Beach, Florida felt bad for her son because his car was a serious financial burden on him.  So when he was in Florida back in August, she saw her opportunity to help him out.

She took his car, drove it to a secluded spot . . . doused it in gasoline, and set it on FIRE.

Her son got back about three weeks later, and realized his car was missing.  And eventually, he realized his MOM was the one who’d stolen it and torched it.  He did NOT appreciate her “help” . . . and reported her to the cops.

The police investigated . . . and Lucia was arrested last Wednesday for felony arson.


A Four-Year-Old Called 911 When Her Pregnant Mom Had a Seizure

Last Wednesday, Centerria Manning, who was nine months pregnant, was home in Kalamazoo, Michigan when she started having a seizure, and COLLAPSED.

Luckily their four-year-old daughter Calise was there, and stepped up BIG TIME.  Calise grabbed the phone . . . called 911 . . . gave them her full name AND address . . . and never panicked.  Then she opened the front door when help got there.

It turns out Centerria has been practicing this EXACT scenario with Calise since she was two years old. On Friday, Centerria gave birth to a healthy baby boy named T.J., and they’re both doing well. Check out a photo of Calise, her mom, and her new baby brother by clicking here.