Archive for June, 2010

WORLD CUP BEING USED TO PUSH 3D TV

June 30, 2010

Variety says that an estimated 670 million people worldwide will watch the World Cup final game on July 11th. That’s six  times more people than watched this year’s Super Bowl.

For the first time, some of those people will be watching the World Cup soccer finale in 3D at movie theaters. Prices for the tickets to watch that game vary wildly from country to country. However, the main push has been for 3D home television use. The Baltimore Sun ran a story this week about how a test subject viewer at the local Best Buy was “blown away” by 3D tv. The article does go on to say that pushing 3D tv in the current economy may be a big lift.

The 3D television technology is in its infancy. It has gone from theoretical concept to 75-inch 3D televisions in just over a year.

KOBAYASHI HOLDING OUT

June 30, 2010

KOBAYASHI

So, it’s come to this. The “sport” of competitive eating now has holdouts.

Kobayashi is the Babe Ruth of competitive eating. He won the coveted Mustard Belt by winning the Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest six years in a row, from 2001-06. However, for the last three years, the Nathans event has been dominated by American Joey Chestnut. Chestnut not only won in ’07, ’08 and ’09 but did so in record fashion. Last year he chomped down an incredible 68 hot dogs in 10 minutes.

Major League Eating (MLE) has hyped the Chestnut/Kobayashi rivalry. Competitive eating has become big enough that the Nathan’s event is televised every Fourth of July  on ESPN. This year, Kobayashi wants more dough. Major League Eating even put out a press release regarding his holdout saying “contract negotiations have reached an impasse.”

MLE lauded Kobayashi for “ushering in the modern era of eating.” However, they then trash Kobayashi in their press release implying that he faked his 2007 jaw injury where he lost to Joey Chestnut at the Nathans event. Kobayashi still holds the all-time record for eating cow brains aand lobster rolls. He once ate 20 pounds of rice balls in 30 minutes.

SOMEBODY STOLE KING TUT’S PENIS

June 30, 2010

The Egyptian boy king’s penis may have been swiped because the 19-year-old royal was less-than-endowed, raising the concept of a possible anatomical conspiracy, according to Time Magazine.

King Tutankhamun is the most famous mummy in history. The Egyptian boy king died and was mummified some 3,300 years ago. Until recently, King Tut still had his penis. Not anymore. Somebody apparently STOLE it.

Conspiracy theories abound but the missing penis story was enough to capture the imagination of media as diverse as scientific journals to NewYork tabloids , from Time magazine to blogs.

SEE, DRUGGING YOUR KID CAN PAY OFF BIG TIME

June 30, 2010

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The YouTube video entitled “David After Dentist” has been one of the most popular in YouTube history. The video shows a heavily drugged 7-year-old named David DeVore following the oral surgery he had during a trip to a dentist.

The video had received more than 3 million hits within four days. There  is now even a marketing site for “David After Dentist” where you can buy t-shirts etc.

Gawker.com points out that Druggie David has made his parents about $150,000 so far-over 100 grand of that from YouTube profit sharing.

GAY EX-NFL PLAYER INVOLVED IN LOVERS SPAT

June 29, 2010

ESERA TUAOLO

Former Minnesota Viking Esera Tuaolo says, “I still love him, he still loves me.” Tuaolo was talking about his gay lover who recently filed domestic assault charges against the former defensive lineman.

Tuaolo came out as one of the first openly gay players in the NFL shortly after his retirement.

CEDRIC BENSON WALKS INTO A BAR…

June 29, 2010

ANOTHER CEDRIC BENSON MUG SHOT

When a Cincinnati Bengal gets arrested it’s not exactly shocking news. (Check out this list of 16 previous Bengals who have been arrested since 2006.) Bengals running back Cedric Benson has been arrested for allegedly punching a bartender in the face in Austin, Texas two months ago.

Benson has now found legal trouble through land, sea and bar.

FREE AGENT TRIPLE PLAY?

June 29, 2010

A SIGN OF THINGS TO COME? LEBRON JAMES FLANKED BY POTENTIAL FUTURE TEAMMATES CHRIS BOSH AND DWYANE WADE WHEN THEY ALL PLAYED FOR TEAM USA IN AN EXHIBITION GAME IN VEGAS

It’s being called the first ever “Free-Agent Summit.” Basketball stars LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh reportedly met over the weekend in South Beach to lay out the possibility of their all three joining forces and signing with the same team in a quest for an NBA Championship. James, Bosh and Wade are all currently free agents and after July 8th can sign with any team they want (salary cap restrictions not withstanding.)

Even NBA commissioner David Stern admitted there was nothing he could do about Wade, Bosh and LeBron getting together. Meanwhile, current Fox Sports radio host and former ESPN personality Stephen A. Smith Tweeted today that it’s a done deal. James, Wade and Bosh are all signing with the Miami Heat. Depending on who you want to believe, LeBron James has either 1.) Already decided to bolt for the Miami Heat, 2.) prefers the city of Chicago and will sign with the Bulls, 3.) is just going to end up staying with the Cleveland Cavaliers, 4.) will get the full treatment from his celebrity buddyJay-Z to sign with his New Jersey Nets and their super-rich billionaire owner or 5.) is about to be wooed big-time by eccentric billionaire Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban. Multiple teams have the cap room to sign James AND another NBA superstar. With a little effort, the Heat could sign three. In any scenerario, the New York Knicks are screwed and Bloomberg.com says if James leaves the Cavaliers the value of the franchise will drop by $250 million.

PLAYBOY WANTS JUSTIN BIEBER’S MOM TO GET NAKED

June 29, 2010

PATTIE MALLETTE: MILF

The mother of teen pop sensation Justin Bieber has reportedly been offered $50,000 to pose topless in Playboy magazine. Representatives of Pattie Mallete are furious over the reports since she is a born again Christian. They are denying any discussions with the magazine have taken place.

ONETIME TEEN TENNIS STAR OVERDOSES

June 28, 2010

JENNIFER  CAPRIATI

Former teenage tennis sensation Jennifer Capriati suffered what is being termed an “accidental overdose” of prescription drugs Sunday. Capriati was reportedly “recovering fully and stably” according to her publicist.

Still only 34, Capriati was once the #1 ranked female player in the world. She won three Grand Slam events and reached the finals of the French Open when she was just 14. However, Capriata’s career faded quickly. She was once called “the poster child for burned-out sports prodigies.”

Subsequent reports are now listing Capriati’s OD as a possible suicide attempt. She was reportedly depressed over her failing tennis comeback and her boyfriend becoming a porn star.

Capriati's former boyfriend Dale Dabone claimed the former tennis star had been hysterical over his decision to resume his porn career. Pictured here with an actress on the set of Batman XXX: A Porn Parody

CAPRIATI’S PORN STAR BOYFRIEND, DALE DABONE

GOV’S LUV

June 28, 2010

KIRSTIN SNOW: ON THE GOVERNOR’S STAFF?

Pennsylvania governor Ed Rendell is angrily denying rumors that he’s having an affair with a former beauty queen. Kirstin Snow is a tv anchor-turned lobbyist-turned member of Rendell’s staff.

The Philadelphia Daily News recently snapped a picture of Rendell and Snow out to dinner recently. Philadelphia Magazine ran the original story of the Rendell/Snow affair and the rumors have picked up steam on the Philly tv stations.