Dirt Alert: Tuesday, 6/30/15

It’s The Thought That Counts!!!

LADY GAGA tried to celebrate the Supreme Court’s gay marriage ruling by posting a picture of herself on a balcony in Chicago, overlooking a gay pride parade.

Unfortunately, the gathering below was actually a Mexican music festival. The gay pride event was happening somewhere else in the city.

It’s the thought that counts.


Who Are the Year’s Top-Earning Entertainers

Forbes.com has released the annual list of the top-earning celebrities. This year, it’s topped by two athletes. Can you guess who they are?

Obviously, we’re talking about FLOYD MAYWEATHER JR. and MANNY PACQUIAO. Floyd earned $300 million for staying out of reach of Manny’s punches all night . . . and Manny earned $160 million trying to chase him down.

Here’s the Top 10 . . .

1.  Floyd Mayweather, $300 million, 2. Manny Pacquiao, $160 million, 3. Katy Perry, $135 million, 4. One Direction, $130 million, 5. Howard Stern, $95 million, 6. Garth Brooks, $90 million, 7.  Author James Patterson, $89 million, 8. Robert Downey Jr., $80 million, 9. Taylor Swift, $80 million, 10. Soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo, $79.5 million


NBC Fired Donald Trump Over His Comments About Mexicans

NBC has cut all ties with Donald Trump after his controversial remarks about Mexican immigrants.

They’re ditching both the Miss USA pageant and “Celebrity Apprentice”. Trump didn’t back down though. In addition to standing by his comments, he called NBC “weak” and threatened them with a lawsuit.

You gotta love this quote, “They will stand behind lying Brian Williams, but won’t stand behind people that tell it like it is, as unpleasant as that may be.”

Also, Trump’s friendship with Geraldo Rivera may be in jeopardy, unless he apologizes.

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Freak Files: Tuesday, 6/30/15

A Flight Was Diverted Because of a Storm and a Woman Got Struck by Lightning Getting Off the Plane

There was a really bad storm in North Carolina over the weekend, so an American Airlines flight from Hartford, Connecticut to Charlotte, North Carolina was diverted to South Carolina.

It turned out to be a good call on the part of American Airlines to ground the plane, but the weather still had EVIL PLANS for them.

The people on board had to walk from the plane to the airport terminal once it landed, and as they did, one woman was STRUCK BY LIGHTNING.

She was taken to the hospital and is in stable condition.


A Guy Crushed Another Guy’s Car For Going After the Same Girl, Then Posted the Photos on Facebook

Over the weekend, a 29-year-old guy in the Northern Territory of Australia got annoyed that he and another guy both like the same girl.

So he decided to show that HE was the alpha male she was looking for. He has a four-by-four truck, and he literally drove it OVER the other guy’s little Honda, and crushed the windshield. He even parked it on the other guy’s hood . . . stood in the bed of his truck giving the heavy metal salute . . . and had someone take a picture of him.

And then, in the great tradition of so many stupid criminals these days . . . he posted the photo on Facebook. The cops saw it and he was arrested for property damage.

Stupid Criminals!!!

There’s no word on whether it made the girl choose him or not.

Click here to see the picture of him crushing the car.


A 18-Year-Old Finds Her Mom’s Marijuana and Flushes It Down the Toilet–So Her Mom Attacks Her

When you were a teenager, if your mom had found your secret weed stash, she would’ve flushed it down the toilet. But what if the roles were flipped?

18-year-old Ashley Mullane of Vero Beach, Florida found her 46-year-old mother Kyle’s bag of weed on Sunday night, just sitting on the kitchen counter. So Ashley did the mature, responsible thing . . . and started flushing it.

Except Kyle walked in while she was doing it, started SCREAMING at her daughter for flushing her weed. The cops came, but Kyle said she was fine with losing her marijuana, saying to the police, quote, “it was no big deal because she would just go out and get more.”

Stupid Criminals!!!

So she was arrested.

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Freak Files: Monday, 6/29/15

The World’s Ugliest Dog!

This year’s winner of the “World’s Ugliest Dog Competition” is a 10-year old mixed breed dog named Quasi Modo.  Poor Quasi Modo was born with several birth defects, making her completely hunchbacked.  Her owners love her anyway….and they got a $1,500 prize for the win!  Click here to see pictures of Quasi Modo and some of the dogs she beat.


Python Eats a 30-pound Porcupine

A  12-foot African Rock Python in South Africa died this week after it swallowed a 30-pound porcupine and apparently all the sharp quills punctured its digestive tract.  Check out the photos by clicking here.

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Dirt Alert: Friday, 6/26/15

Bristol Palin is Pregnant Again

Abstinence-only crusader BRISTOL PALIN announced yesterday that she’s pregnant with her second out-of-wedlock child.

And yeah, she knows how this looks . . . quote, “I know this has been, and will be, a huge disappointment to my family, to my close friends, and to many of you.” She went on to say, quote, “I do not want any lectures and I do not want any sympathy.”

She didn’t name the father, but Bristol was engaged, and due to be married in May. But she bailed one week before the wedding. If the father of this baby ISN’T the guy she was supposed to marry, that’s gonna look REALLY bad.


Univision Dumped the Miss USA Pageant Because of Donald Trump’s Anti-Mexico Comments

Univision is dumping the Miss USA pageant, which is owned by DONALD TRUMP, because of his anti-Mexico comments in his campaign kick-off speech.

In addition to saying he’d build a wall at the border and force Mexico to pay for it, Trump also said, quote, “When Mexico sends its people, they’re not sending their best, they’re bringing drugs. They’re bringing crime. They’re rapists. And some, I assume, are good people.”

Trump is threatening to sue them for “hundreds of millions of dollars” for breach of contract. Trump added, quote, “I love the people of Mexico, but my loyalty is to the United States. Running for president is far more important to me, frankly, than the pageant.”


Was Taylor Swift’s Stand Against Apple a Publicity Stunt?

When Apple said it wasn’t going to pay artists during the three-month free trial of its new streaming service, TAYLOR SWIFT went all “Braveheart” on them, and they immediately gave in. Now, Taylor has agreed to let them stream her music.

Well, a lot of people think this was all too convenient. Especially since Taylor still doesn’t let streaming services like Spotify have her music . . . even though they’re basically the same thing.

So was this all a publicity stunt engineered by Taylor and Apple?

(Check out some Tweets from people who think so.)

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Freak Files: Friday, 6/26/15

Last-Minute Father’s Day Gift Makes Dad Rich

Christina Morrah forgot about Father’s Day last weekend…so at the last minute, she bought her dad a scratch-off lottery ticket for his Father’s Day Gift.

Well, it turns out that her last minute gift turned her father into an instant millionaire!!!

Christina put the $20 scratch-off ticket inside her dad’s Father’s day card….and he flipped out when he discovered he’d won $1-million bucks!

Joseph, the 61-year-old dad was a supermarket truck driver for 31 years, had fewer than 200 days to retirement but is taking an early exit, thanks to his winnings.


The Newest County Fair Creation is . . . a Twinkie Covered in Caviar

Remember when a deep-fried Twinkie sounded like a wild and crazy food creation?

County fairs have pushed the envelope so far when it comes to food over the past few years, now a deep-fried Twinkie sounds mundane . . . especially compared to THIS.

The newest county fair creation is . . . a Twinkie covered in CAVIAR. It’ll be at a food stand at the Orange County Fair in southern California this year, from July 17th to August 16th.

Who knows, maybe it’ll make its way to the Delta Fair at the Agri Center this September!!! However, and this is the FREAKY part, it’ll cost you $125!!!

It was created by the same guy who’s selling a deep-fried Slim-Fast bar at the San Diego County Fair right now.

Click here to see a picture.

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Dirt Alert: Thursday, 6/25/15

Sarah Palin Fired From FOX News

Sarah Palin will no longer be working with Fox News.

The network opted not to renew their contract with Sarah because executives consider her less relevant now. Sarah Palin will still appear as a guest on the network from time to time but she is now free to appear on other channels.


Is Caitlyn Jenner Already a Diva?

Bruce Jenner has been CAITLYN JENNER for less than a month, and according to “OK!” magazine, she’s already a DIVA.

A source says, quote, “For years I knew Bruce as a nice, humble, genuine guy, and now I know Caitlyn to be just the opposite.”

Caitlyn’s “diva-like” behavior includes being “rude, arrogant, and short-tempered” . . . obsessing over her face and her Twitter account . . . and being fixated on lighting and camera angles during photo shoots.

If that isn’t enough, the source adds that she has become, quote, “a seriously sassy woman.”


Bobbi Kristina Brown Has Been Moved to Hospice Care

BOBBI KRISTINA BROWN has been moved to hospice care, and it sounds like her family is preparing for the worst.

Her aunt Pat Houston issued a statement saying, quote, “Despite the great medical care at numerous facilities, Bobbi Kristina Brown’s condition has continued to deteriorate. As of today, she has been moved into hospice care. We thank everyone for their support and prayers. She is in God’s hands now.”

Bobbi Kristina has been hospitalized since being found face down and unresponsive in a bathtub at her home in the Atlanta area on January 31st.


“Family Feud” Has Overtaken “Wheel of Fortune” and “Jeopardy” in the Ratings  

If you’ve been watching “Family Feud”, you know that it isn’t CRAZY to suggest that STEVE HARVEY may be the show’s BEST host. And now, it’s starting to show in the ratings.

Nielsen’s numbers for syndicated shows for the week of June 8th have just been released, and for the first time ever, “Family Feud” is #1, surpassing both “Wheel of Fortune” and “Jeopardy”. It also beat out “Judge Judy”, which is regularly the top syndicated show.

“Family Feud” is up 33% from where it was last year at this time. Steve has been hosting the show since 2010, after taking over for John O’Hurley. Other previous hosts were: Richard Karn, Louie Anderson, Ray Combs, and of course Richard Dawson.

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Wet Nose Wednesday: Leroy

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 Leroy!


Leroy is a 9 pound, 7 month old male Shih Tzu/Chihuahua mix. His owner left Leroy with a friend and never came back for him. He is sweet, playful and very loving. Leroy is heartworm negative, current on vaccinations, neutered and microchipped. He is ready to find a home to call his own.

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: Wednesday, 6/24/15

“Eight Is Enough” Star Dick Van Patten Has Died

DICK VAN PATTEN died yesterday of complications from diabetes. He was 86.

He’s best known for playing the dad on the late ’70s show “Eight Is Enough” . . . but he was also on “The Love Boat”, “The New Dick Van Dyke Show”, “Love, American Style”, “The Partners”, and “Mama”, way back in the ’50s.

Dick was also an animal lover, who founded Natural Balance Pet Foods in 1989. He famously bragged that his dog food was so good that HE eats it.


It Pays To Be A Game Show Host

Perhaps you should ditch that rough, brutal, eight-to-five gig for something much more glamorous –like hosting a game show! Being congenial with a great set of teeth can really pay off!!

Mandatory.com reports that “Jeopardy’s” ALEX TREBEK is pulling in $10-million-bucks per-year, while HOWIE MANDEL makes a cool $14-mill on “Deal or No Deal.”

DREW CAREY cashes in with eight-and-a-half-million and VANNA WHITE earns almost as much just for knowing the alphabet and looking red-carpet ready, and PAT SAJAK pulls in $12-million every year.

They still all pale in comparison with REGIS PHILBIN, who made history with a $20-million-dollar salary for hosting “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?”


Diddy Says He’s Innocent

A rep for SEAN “DIDDY” COMBS says he did NOT assault UCLA strength coach Sal Alosi. He issued a statement saying that Diddy’s actions were, quote, “solely defensive in nature to protect himself and his son.”

But according to a blog called Bruin Report Online, the whole thing was caught by security cameras, which campus police WATCHED before arresting Diddy.

The blog says Diddy was definitely the aggressor, in fact, after he was transferred to a Los Angeles County jail, the charges were updated. Now Diddy has been slapped with three counts of assault with a deadly weapon, and one count each of battery and making terrorist threats.

Despite the serious offenses, UCLA may opt not to pursue the charges, and instead ban Diddy from the field.

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Freak Files: Tuesday, 6/23/15

Update On KFC Rat vs. Chicken

The guy in California who claimed KFC served him a deep-fried RAT was lying. KFC says his lawyer had a sample of it analyzed at a lab, and it wasn’t rat meat . . . it was chicken.


CriminalCops Catch a Shoplifter After He Crashes and Loses His Bumper — With the License Plate Attached

20-year-old Devin Stokes was in Mary Esther, Florida last week, and stole a $300 purse from a mall. Then he sped off in his car.

He managed to get away from the cops who were chasing him, but he was driving SO crazy, he smashed into a mailbox. He lost his bumper in the process, but just kept on going.

And that turned out to be a huge mistake because his LICENSE PLATE was still attached to the bumper. So the cops found it, quickly ran it, and headed right to his house to arrest him.

Stupid Criminals!!!


A Woman Spent Four Days in the Hospital Because Her Skinny Jeans Were Too Tight

A 35-year-old woman in Adelaide, Australia was recently helping a relative move . . . and she wore SUPER skinny jeans. She spent a few hours squatting to get stuff out of the kitchen cabinets and when she tried to walk right afterward, she COULDN’T.

Her calves were so swollen it was impossible to get the jeans off, and she had no feeling in her feet. She was rushed to the hospital where they had to cut the jeans off . . . and she was there for FOUR DAYS before she could walk again.

The doctors who treated her said this should be a good warning about being careful with wearing skinny jeans, or at least being careful about what you do when you’re wearing them.


Photo of the Day: A College Student Eating Ice Cream Accidentally Swallowed the Spoon

A 22-year-old college student in China named Zhang Weiwei got some ice cream last week, and was eating it while she walked back to her dorm room.

But one of her friends snuck up behind her and startled her so badly that it made her SCREAM, and somehow made her accidentally swallow the SPOON.

Zhang says she just felt a little bloated, so she was going to go to the hospital . . . eventually. Even though the spoon was five-and-a-half inches long, an inch wide, and made of METAL.

Luckily she Googled it the next day, and was shocked to find out your body CAN’T digest large pieces of metal.

Zhang finally went to the hospital and doctors were able to get it out with a wire lasso they shoved down her throat, and the whole thing took ten minutes. Zhang has a sweet X-ray to show for it.

Click here to see the X-Ray.

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Dirt Alert: Tuesday, 6/23/15

Why Go To Rehab Alone When You Can bring Your Mom?

JESSICA SIMPSON and her mom, TINA, may get a family discount on rehab.

RadarOnline.com reports that Jessica is drinking herself into a “Dizzy Blonde” state and is simply “out of control”! They add that her Adderall habit isn’t helping matters.

Word is her mother “drowned her sorrows in vodka” while divorcing JOE SIMPSON, so she’s trying to sell Jessica on the idea of getting help together and thinks it will be a “win-win” situation.


Diddy Was Arrested for Allegedly Assaulting a UCLA Football Coach

SEAN “DIDDY” COMBS was arrested yesterday after he allegedly tried to assault a coach for the UCLA football team. He was taken in by campus police, then transferred to the L.A. County Jail. (Here’s a picture of him in the back of a police car.)

Diddy’s son Justin plays defensive back for the UCLA Bruins, and Diddy often shows up for practices. A source says the team’s strength coach Sal Alosi was riding Justin pretty hard during a strength and conditioning session yesterday, so after practice, Diddy went to Alosi’s office to talk to talk to him.

Things got heated, and Diddy reportedly picked up a kettlebell weight and swung it, narrowly missing the coach. Diddy’s people say it was Alosi who lunged at Diddy first, and Diddy only picked up the kettlebell and held it up to defend himself.

Alosi does have a reputation for being a JERK. When he was a coach for the New York Jets in 2010, he was suspended for TRIPPING a Miami Dolphins player on the sidelines.

Then again, Diddy isn’t exactly known as a Man of Patience and Peace, either.


The Composer of “Titanic” Died in a Plane Crash

Composer JAMES HORNER died in a plane crash yesterday morning. You may not recognize his name, but you WILL recognize his music.

He composed the music for “Titanic”, and won two Oscars for it in 1998: Best Original Dramatic Score, and Best original Song, for CELINE DION’s “My Heart Will Go On”.

But he also did “Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan”, “Aliens”, “Glory”, “Braveheart”, “Apollo 13″, “Avatar”, and tons of other famous movies.

Horner was flying a single engine plane when he crashed in California’s Los Padres National Forest. He was 61 years old.

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Dirt Alert: Monday, 6/22/15

Moving Vans Were Spotted Outside Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner’s House

Moving vans were spotted outside the home of BEN AFFLECK and JENNIFER GARNER in Pacific Palisades, California on Saturday . . . but despite all the breakup rumors, it sounds like nobody’s leaving.

Sources say they’re RENOVATING the house, and having the furniture taken out before the work starts.

Ben and Jennifer will celebrate their 10th anniversary a week from today. They have three kids, two girls and a boy.


Did Charlize Theron Just Stop Answering Sean Penn’s Calls?

We still don’t know why CHARLIZE THERON broke up with SEAN PENN, but we do know that when she cut him off, she cut him off COLD. As in, he tried to get in touch with her, and she ignored him.

A source says, quote, “Charlize wasn’t responding to his calls and texts. She just cut it off.”

Sean just finished directing Charlize in a movie called “The Last Face”, so it’ll be interesting to see if they get together to do any press for it.


Alex Rodriguez Hit a Homerun for His 3,000th Hit, But the Fan Who Caught It Won’t Give It Up

ALEX RODRIGUEZ hit a homerun on Friday night for his 3,000th career hit. That’s a major milestone . . . he’s only the 29th player in baseball history to hit that many. So naturally, he’d like that ball.

But the Yankee fan who ended up with it has NO intention of giving it up. The guy’s name is Zack Hample, and he’s a well-known “ballhawk”, who’s snagged more than 8,000 balls in 51 major league stadiums since 1990.

Hample says he doesn’t know what he’s going to do with the ball yet. One expert claims the ball could be worth $200,000, but no one really has any idea.

(Here’s a photo, here are some videos, and here’s a clip of him talking about it.)

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Dirt Alert: Friday, 6-19-15

Brian Williams Is Being Banished to MSNBC, and His Salary Has Been Slashed

NBC has confirmed that BRIAN WILLIAMS will not return to the “Nightly News” . . . and that LESTER HOLT will continue in his place as the new permanent host.

But Brian’s demotion is even rougher than that. He’s being banished to MSNBC where he’ll serve as an anchor of breaking news and special reports. And the “New York Times” says he’ll be taking a “substantial” pay cut. He was making at least $10 million a year before being suspended, however, we don’t know what his new salary will be.

Brian starts in mid-August. In the meantime, it looks like he’ll be doing some interviews. He already did one with Matt Lauer that will air on the “Today” show this morning and on the “Nightly News tonight.


Give Me Britney!!!!

Living well isn’t cheap for anyone, but it costs a mint if your name happens to be BRITNEY SPEARS.

TMZ.com got a peek at a new set of documents filed for her conservatorship, which show that she spends 10-grand per-year on holiday decor, over $15-thousand dollars on meals and entertainment, grooming and wardrobe set her back $71,629 and her pooches are spoiled rotten.

Britney spoiled her furbabies with over $24,000 worth of pet sitting, grooming and vet trips in 2014.


Someone Flew a “Cheater” Banner Over the U.S. Open for Tiger Woods

TIGER WOODS had another DISMAL day on the golf course yesterday. He shot an 80 in the first round of the U.S. Open, 15 strokes behind the leaders.

It might have had something to do with the fact that someone paid a pilot to fly over the course with a banner that said “CHEATER“.

As if things couldn’t get any worse . . . on one shot from the rough, Tiger’s club flew out of his hands.

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