Freak Files: Monday, 8/4/14

Facebook Went Down for 19 Minutes on Friday . . . So People Started Calling 911

Facebook went down for about 19 minutes on Friday, and you’d expect people to be annoyed.  But you wouldn’t expect them to PANIC like this.

Apparently, people started calling 911 to ask the COPS for help.

The police department in La Crescenta, California even went on Twitter and wrote, quote, “Facebook is not a law enforcement issue, please don’t call us about it being down, we don’t know when [it] will be back up.”

So yeah, don’t call the cops if Facebook goes down.


Cops Break Into a Car to Help a Baby Inside . . . Turns Out It’s a Doll

You hear so many stories about people leaving their children locked in hot cars, it’s put our nation on HIGH ALERT.

The police in Hoboken, New Jersey got SEVERAL calls on Thursday from people who saw a baby inside a locked car.  One of them told the cops the baby looked, quote, “lifeless.”

So the cops rushed to the scene, smashed the window, and got the baby out.

And when they picked the baby up they realized why it looked lifeless . . . it was a DOLL.  The car belonged to a woman named Kitty Mieles.  She says her two-year-old granddaughter left the doll in the car.

And now Kitty is trying to get the city to pay for the cost of replacing her window.

Click here to see a photo of the doll inside the car.


Two Guys Making a Low Budget Rap Video Argue Over Who’s the Star . . . and One Shoots the Other

Rappers stopped shooting each other a while ago . . . right around the time they realized it was more lucrative to make guest appearances on each other’s tracks, and sell headphones.  These guys didn’t get that memo.

Two best friends in New York are also amateur rappers, and they were making a low budget video in the Bronx on Saturday.  Apparently they got into an argument over who was going to be the STAR.

It escalated . . . and one of them pulled out his gun and SHOT the other one.

The victim is in the hospital but is expected to survive.  The cops are trying to track down the other star of the video, also known as the shooter.

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Freak Files: Thursday, 7/31/14

A Hatchet Bounced Out of a Truck and Went Through Someone’s Windshield

Someone was driving down the interstate behind a landscaping truck near Boston yesterday, when suddenly a HATCHET that was in the back of the truck bounced OUT . . . and went straight through their WINDSHIELD, blade first.

Luckily the handle got stuck in the glass, so it didn’t go through the windshield, and no one was hurt.  But there’s a photo of it still stuck in the windshield, and a woman is still sitting in the passenger’s seat, where it would have hit.

You don’t see her face in the photo, and she asked not to be identified, but police said she was pretty shaken up.  They ended up citing the landscaper for “failure to secure cargo,” and fined him $200.

Check out the photo by clicking here.


bank robber-X0dA Bank Robber Is Busted Because She’s Too Out-of-Shape to Run Away

If everyone in America continues to get chubbier, could it mean the end of CRIME?

23-year-old Shantoria Valentine of Omaha, Nebraska walked into a Wells Fargo bank branch on Monday afternoon and handed the teller a note saying she had a BOMB, and demanded money.  So the teller gave her some cash, and Shantoria took off running.

Or at least she TRIED.  Shantoria was so out of shape that she ended up COLLAPSING a few blocks away from the bank.

The cops arrested her . . . but she was so winded she actually needed medical attention and was hospitalized.

Stupid Criminals!!!

Shantoria is facing felony charges for robbery, making terroristic threats, and threatening to use explosives.


An 84-Year-Old Had a Heart Attack in the Middle of a Traffic Stop . . . So the Cop Saved His Life

On Saturday, a cop in Kennebunk, Maine named Matthew Harrington pulled over an 84-year-old named Gavin Falconer for speeding.

But while Officer Harrington was running his information, Gavin suddenly slumped over in his seat.  So the officer ran back to Gavin’s car, and realized that Gavin was having a HEART ATTACK.

So he yanked him out of the car, and started doing CPR.  Then another cop got there with a defibrillator.  And together, they managed to save Gavin’s LIFE.

Gavin was in pretty good spirits when a reporter talked to him in his hospital bed, and he wants to meet Harrington to say thank you.

By the way, Gavin DIDN’T end up getting a speeding ticket . . . he got off with a warning.

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Dirt Alert: Thursday, 7/31/14

It’s On!  Between Orlando Bloom and Justin Bieber 

JUSTIN BIEBER fired a shot at ORLANDO BLOOM yesterday by posting a picture of Orlando wiping a tear from his eye.  E! Online says the photo was taken last year at the Broadway premiere of “Romeo & Juliet”, which Orlando starred in.

(In the event Justin removes the picture, you can see it by clicking here.)

Earlier in the day, Justin Tweeted that he was, quote, “Keeping it positive.”  That didn’t last long.

(Meanwhile, click here for video of the actual punch . . . although it’s really not much of a punch.)

The first report claimed that Justin set everything off by purposely bumping Orlando.  But the “New York Post” says Justin actually approached Orlando and tried to shake his hand, but Orlando was having none of that, so Justin said something like, quote, “She was good” . . . and that’s when things blew up.


Kelsey Grammer Told His Sister’s Killer He Forgives Him . . . But Doesn’t Want Him Paroled 

The man who raped and killed KELSEY GRAMMER’S sister in 1975 was up for parole this week.  Kelsey actually “attended” the hearing over a monitor, and spoke directly to the perpetrator, one 57-year-old Freddie Glenn.

Glenn said he’d turned his life around, and was hoping for a second chance.  And Kelsey told the killer, quote, “I forgive you.  However, I cannot give your release my endorsement.  To give that a blessing would be a betrayal of my sister’s life.”

Glenn was DENIED parole.

(Kelsey’s sister was 18 when she was killed.  Kelsey was around 20 years old.)


The Brother of “Law & Order” Star Richard Belzer Committed Suicide

The brother of “Law & Order:  SVU” star Richard Belzer committed suicide yesterday by jumping off the roof of his 16-story Manhattan apartment building.  He was 73.

Neighbors say Leonard Belzer had health issues, and never fully recovered from the death of his wife in 2012.

Richard Belzer is best known for his role as John Munch, Detective Munch on “Law & Order:  SVU”.



Did you see all the celebrity cameos in last night’s Sharknado 2: The Second One?

There were appearances from Jared “The Subway Guy”, Andy Dick, Kelly Ripa, Billy Ray Cyrus, Matt Lauer, and Al Roker to name a few.

So far, the reviews of “Sharknado 2” are mixed.  Some of you liked it, some did not.


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Wet Nose Wednesday: Rusty

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 Rusty.


Rusty is a 52 pound, 4 yr. old Golden Retriever/Nova Scotia Tolling Duck Retriever mix that was rescued from a high kill shelter in GA. Rusty was literally snatched from the jaws of death since he was next on the euthanasia list when rescued. This was 3 years ago, and Rusty has been looking for a home ever since. He is gentle, a bit shy, and sweet. Rusty gets along with everyone including cats. He has all his shots, is heartworm negative, microchipped and neutered. Rusty is house-trained and well behaved. Rusty would make a wonderful companion; it takes him a few minutes to warm up to new people and dogs but would make a loyal companion.

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.

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Freak Files: Monday, 7/28/14

No Noisy Americans Allowed!

A pub in Ireland is advising “noisy Americans” to take their business elsewhere.

Peter’s Place Café in Waterville posted a sign that reads: “No Bus/Coach tours or loud American’s. Thank you.”

The pub is on a major tourist bus route and thousands of Americans pass through yearly, bringing money into the local economy.  The local Waterville Business Association promises the sign “in no way represents the views of Waterville businesses or the community as a whole” and “Americans are always welcome.”


A Criminal Writes “Y’all Will Never Catch Me” on a Police Department’s Facebook Page . . . They Catch Him the Next Day

28-year-old Roger Ray Ireland of Edgewater, Maryland has a warrant out for his arrest for violating probation.

And the Anne Arundel County, Maryland police department does something called “Wanted Wednesdays” where they make old-school wanted posters for people with warrants, and posts them on Facebook.  Last Wednesday, they posted one for Roger.

But when he found out it was on Facebook, he left a COMMENT on it . . . saying, quote, “Y’all will never catch me.”

That clearly made the cops more motivated to catch him.  They tracked him down in Baltimore the next day.

Stupid Criminals!!!

Click here to see the fake wanted poster for Roger and a screenshot of his comment on Facebook.


Overjoyed Dog Passes Out

Have you seen the viral video of a dog who is so excited and happy that he faints when he is reunited with a family member….who was working overseas for 2 years?

It’s a must SEE…

By the way….the dog, a schnauzer named Casey, was taken to the vet and everything is fine with her. The vet said Casey was just so overjoyed that she fainted.


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Dirt Alert: Monday, 7/28/14

57-Year-Old Actor Steven Bauer Is Dating an 18-Year-Old

If you don’t recognize the name STEVEN BAUER, he’s the 57-year-old actor who played Al Pacino’s best friend in “Scarface”.  And now he plays a private investigator named Avi on the Showtime series “Ray Donovan”.

But he’s in the news because he showed up to the premiere of the WOODY ALLEN movie “Magic in the Moonlight” with the 18-YEAR-OLD he’s dating.

Naturally, it’s reminding some people of when actor DOUG HUTCHISON married COURTNEY STODDEN three years ago.  At the time, he was 50, and she was 16.  They separated last year.

Check out a photo of them at the premiere by clicking here.


Aretha Franklin Was Scolded for Sitting Down to Eat at a Johnny Rockets, Because She’d Ordered Her Food as “Takeout”? 

Last week, ARETHA FRANKLIN hit up a Johnny Rockets in the Niagara Falls area after a gig.  Aretha ordered a meal TO GO . . . but apparently, she was too hungry to wait, so she sat down at one of the tables inside to eat.

A server SCOLDED her for doing that, telling her she wasn’t allowed to eat takeout inside.  Aretha says the worker was, quote, “very rude, unprofessional and nasty.”  She stormed out without finishing her meal.

The owner of that Johnny Rockets says he’s sorry, and called the worker a, quote, “new and very young employee.”  Apparently, the employee won’t be fired, but was REMINDED about the “takeout policies.”


The Woman Tim McGraw Smacked Wants an Apology . . . And Probably a Payday

The woman TIM MCGRAW smacked for grabbing and ripping his jeans at a concert earlier this month has hired a personal injury attorney.

They’ve contacted Tim’s people but there’s no word if a lawsuit has been filed.

She says she didn’t mean to grab him, and she’s feeling “humiliated” by all the press and asking for an apology, but you don’t need a lawyer for that.

It sounds like they’re trying to set up her innocence so she can score a big payday.


The Sarah Palin Channel

“The Sarah Palin Channel” went live yesterday. You know your gonna want a membership…only $9.95 per month or $99.95 for a year!!!


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Dirt Alert: Friday, 7/25/14

And Now It’s Time For “Paris”

PARIS HILTON is still full of herself after all these years.  In a recent interview with the UK’s Telegraph she bragged about being a true Aquarius, who tend to be “social butterflies, humanitarians” and geniuses –like ALBERT EINSTEIN!

Unfortunately, Albert Einstein was actually a Pisces.


Do Cousins Melissa and Jenny McCarthy Hate Each Other? 

Many of us don’t know this, but Jenny McCarthy and Melissa McCarthy are family.  And they hate each other!!!

So when JENNY MCCARTHY marries DONNIE WAHLBERG, her cousin MELISSA MCCARTHY won’t be there.  A source says it’s because they’re feuding . . . quote, “They were close at one time, but they’ve grown distant over the past few years.

Jenny feels she helped Melissa get a leg up in the business.  But now that Melissa’s career is skyrocketing, Jenny feels [Melissa] doesn’t have time for her.”


Photo Opp Quickie!

DC Comics released their first close-up of Ben Affeck as Batman at Comic Con yesterday…..basically, all you can see is his mouth and unshaven chin, but he DOES look good.  Check the picture out by clicking here.


Here’s the First “Fifty Shades of Grey” Trailer 

The moment that suburban moms have been waiting all year for has arrived!

The first trailer for “Fifty Shades of Grey” hit the web yesterday, and it does indeed include a small sample of some of the stuff you read in the book!!!

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Freak Files: Thursday, 7/24/14

A Man Drops 140 Pounds . . . By Working at McDonald’s?

Want to permanently lose your desire to eat fast food?  Here’s the best way we can think of:  Work at a FAST FOOD place, and see what it looks like before it’s served.

27-year-old Colin Moore of Durham, England managed to lose 140 pounds in a year . . . by working at McDonald’s.

By being at McDonald’s, constantly smelling their burgers and being around the food as it was prepared IMMEDIATELY turned him off of fast food.

It inspired him to switch his diet to things like fruit, lean meat, rice cakes, chicken, and vegetables.  He lost 18 pounds in his first month as a McDonald’s employee . . . and now, just a little over a year later, he’s down 140 pounds and weighs 203.

He’s still working at McDonald’s . . . although now that his story is getting some press, I can’t imagine their PR department is going to want him working there much longer.

Here are some before and after photos of Colin.


Boy Banned From Donut Shop: After Asking If Woman Is Pregnant

A Connecticut doughnut shop has banned a 4-year-old boy after he asked a customer if she was pregnant.

Rebecca Denham was with her son, Justin, at the Doughnut Inn when he asked if a woman had a “baby in her belly”.

The mom apologized to the woman, who didn’t think it was a big deal. But the next time Rebecca and Justin went to the shop, they were asked to leave because the boy was “rude.”

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Dirt Alert: Thursday, 7/24/14

Did Justin Bieber Use a Wheelchair at Disneyland to Cut Lines? 

JUSTIN BIEBER was spotted in a WHEELCHAIR at Disneyland over the weekend, which caused OUTRAGE on the Internet among people who deduced that he was only using it to cut the long ride lines.

But Justin’s people say he’s nursing a knee injury . . .  and they also pointed out that Disney already escorts him onto rides to avoid large crowds, so he doesn’t even need a wheelchair to cut ahead.

Click here to see some pictures and a brief video of Justin in his chair.


LeBron James Apologized for the Media Circus in His Neighborhood, By Sending His Neighbors

It definitely doesn’t sound fun to be one of JUSTIN BIEBER’S neighbors.  But earlier this month, it wasn’t all that easy living in LEBRON JAMES’ neighborhood in Northeast Ohio either.

In the days leading up to his decision to come back to Cleveland . . . and in the aftermath . . . a ton of fans and media types camped out around his house.

Well, Justin should take note:  Because LeBron just did something awesome.  He sent his neighbors a dozen gourmet CUPCAKES, along with an apology.

Click here to see photos of the cupcakes and the note.


Adele’s Baby Wins Lawsuit Against Paparazzi

Adele’s 1-year-old son, Angelo, just won 5-figures in damages from Corbis Images after the paparazzi agency photographed private moments of Adele and Angelo.

Adele has made it clear since the Angelo’s birth that she never wanted him to be “public property.”

In addition to the 5-figure sum, as part of the settlement, Corbis Images agreed to never sell the photos again.

The money will be held in a trust for Angelo, who turns 2 in October.

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Wet Nose Wednesday – Chino

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 Chino.


Chino is a 1-2 year old male Shih Tzu that weighs 23 pounds. Chino has had a rough life so far and is looking for person with a big heart that would like to show him that there are good people out there. His previous family stuck in him the yard and did nothing but give him food and water. His fur became so matted that it took a week of careful, slow snipping to get it loose. The mats were so tight that they drew Chino’s fur up, painfully… On top of this when he was attacked by a dog (no doubt a big one) injuring his eye and the owner failed take him to the vet. This was Chino’s condition when he was rescued. Since then Chino had his eye operated on, it had to be removed as it had gotten infected but is now healing well. Because Chino was left out during thunder storms he is afraid of loud noises. In the last few weeks Chino has blossomed, becoming a sweet, loving little guy that likes to play with small dogs (he’s afraid of big dogs). His fur has not yet grown in enough for him to be groomed properly but he will look very cute once a little more time has passed. Since he has been blind in 1 eye since it was injured he is used to this and it does not hamper his activities at all. Chino can’t wait to find his new forever home and be shown the love, care and attention he has never received prior to being rescued!

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.

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Dirt Alert: Tuesday, 7/22/14

Charlize Theron Is Marrying Sean Penn And Adopting Another Child With Him

Charlize Theron may have changed her views on marriage as a result of dating Sean Penn. According to Us Weekly, the couple plans to get married as well as adopt a brother or sister for Charlize’s son, Jackson.

Sean and Charlize have been dating eight months ago but have been friends for about 18 years.


Philip Seymour Hoffman Didn’t Leave His Children Any Money, Because He Didn’t Want Them to Be “Trust Fund Kids” 

Before PHILIP SEYMOUR HOFFMAN passed away earlier this year, his accountant suggested that he set aside some money for his three children.  But Philip rejected that idea, because he didn’t want them to be quote, “trust fund kids.”

Hoffman left his whole estate, which is estimated at $35 MILLION, to his longtime girlfriend, Mimi O’Donnell.  She’s the mother of all three kids, and the accountant said Philip believed she’d, quote, “take care of the children.”


Do Kim and Kanye Spend $500,000 on a Decoy for Their Daughter? 

KIM KARDASHIAN and KANYE WEST reportedly spend $500,000 on a decoy for their daughter North, so the real kid won’t get harassed by the paparazzi.

Sources say they held a casting call so they could find a baby who looks enough like North to throw off photographers.  And they also have a look-alike nanny to pair up with her.

It’s not clear how much the nanny is getting paid, or how much work the baby has to do to earn that 500-grand.

Meanwhile, click here to see pictures of the “Real deal” hanging out with her mom and dad on the beach in Mexico.


Donald Trump Bragged About His Tweeting Abilities, and the Internet Let Him Have It 

Yesterday, DONALD TRUMP Tweeted the following . . . quote, “Many people have said I’m the world’s greatest writer of 140 character sentences.”  And the Internet LET HIM HAVE IT.  Here’s just a small sample of the responses he got . . .

“Name one that’s not your daughter.”  “The voices in your head don’t count, Donald.”  “Those people are, of course, dead inside.”  “Did they say that BEFORE or AFTER U signed their paycheck?”

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Freak Files: Monday, 7/21/14

Two Harvard Students Invented the World’s First Cake Batter Spray Can

Two students at Harvard University named John McCallum and Brooke Nowakowski have invented and patented CAKE BATTER in a spray can.  Is this the best invention to come out of Harvard since Facebook?  Maybe it’s even better.

Instead of having to make your OWN cake batter using a mix, eggs, and water like some caveman, now you just shake up the can and spray batter right into a pan.

The spray batter has a more consistent flavor, and it has fewer chemicals than regular cake mix.  It also cooks faster than regular cake batter, you can bake a cake in ONE MINUTE.

John and Brooke got a patent, and now they’re working on finding a manufacturer to get it in stores.


Stupid Criminals!!! A Woman Who Stole a Dress Is Busted When She Posts Selfies on Facebook

Social media keeps getting better and better at taking down Stupid Criminals.

27-year-old Danielle Saxton of West Frankfort, Illinois stole a leopard print dress from a store earlier this month.  And then she took a few selfies in the dress and posted them on FACEBOOK.

One of the store’s co-owners also went on Facebook, and posted about the dress being stolen.

And since West Frankfort has a population of only around 8,000 people, there was obviously some overlap between the owner’s friends and Danielle’s friends.

A few people immediately pointed him to Danielle’s selfies, he called the cops, and Danielle was just arrested for misdemeanor retail theft.

Click here to see pictures of Danielle in the dress.

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