A clearly perturbed David Letterman grabbed Late Show guest Justin Bieber’s arm during an interview last night after asking Justin if that was a new tattoo he had. Justin acknowledged that yes, he just got it in honor of his new album “Believe”! Letterman then asked “How does that help how you look to have a tattoo? Do me a favor — don’t go nuts, you know what I mean? Because more and and more, you see the ‘mural’ and like the Sistine Chapel … it’s too much.” Bieber’s laughing response to Letterman, “Grandpa”!
This is the video the whole nation is talking about today! Karen Huff Klein, a bus monitor for the Greece School District in Greece, N.Y., has received an outpouring of support after a ten-minute video of her enduring vicious bullying while watching over students on a bus ride home was uploaded to YouTube. WARNING: This video contains explicit language! After the footage surfaced, Reddit user razorsheldon posted a call to arms in support of the school official who was brought to tears by the group of children. She has been a widow for 17 years, has lived in the same town she grew up in and is about to have her 50th high school reunion in the same school district! In the video, the children can be heard yelling at Klein, calling her an “ugly fat a**” and telling her, “you don’t have a family because they all killed themselves because they don’t want to be near you.” This comment was the most vicious because Karen’s son took his own life 10 years ago. Here’s the entire unedited video
Now, under pressure from the local community, the Greece School District and Greece Police Department are launching investigations into the incident, and that the children involved will “face disciplinary action.” There has been a silver lining in not only the universal condemnation of the actions of these kids, but also in a call for support for this poor woman in case users wanted to reach out to her. So far, Over 5,000 online strangers have rallied to Karen’s side, contributing well over $600,000 towards a vacation and maybe even early retirement! People have given as little as $1 and as much as $1,000. and she’s appearing on all 3 morning TV network news shows Thursday! Click here if you want to help Karen or reach out to her!
Alec Baldwin said he was just defending himself and “pushed the guy away,” amid accusations he punched a photographer in an angry public incident Tuesday in lower Manhattan. The “30 Rock” actor told “CBS This Morning” co-host Charlie Rose on his PBS program Tuesday night that he didn’t hit anyone and the photographer was actually the aggressor. According to the New York Daily News, Baldwin became enraged when the cameraman and others took photos of the star and his fiancee after they picked up a marriage license. Baldwin tweeted Tuesday, “a photographer almost hit me in the face with his camera this morning” with the hashtag, “all paparazzi should be waterboarded.” Later Wednesday, Alec Baldwin appeared on David Letterman (below) with more reaction!
Don’t really care for rap, think it’s just mindless rhythmic nonsense! Then you need to take a listen to some thoughtful rap:) Musical comedy duo Rhett and Link are back with another instant viral music video. Titled Thoughtful Guy Rap, the two guys rap about… what they think about. Makes sense and very topical, it’s stuff you’re probably thinking about too!
I ran into comedian and former talk show host Arsenio Hall for the first time in years back in November of 2010 at the 50th Anniversary Party celebrating The Hollywood Walk Of Fame! In my conversation with Arsenio that night as we caught up, he lit up the room! His enthusiasm, quick wit, and just downright charismatic bigger than life personality was still there & then some! Arsenio started the on his road back to hosting a talk show again filling in for Piers Morgan on CNN recently with an interview of Magic and Cookie Johnson, sat in for Billy Bush on Access Hollywood, and won Donald Trump’s latest edition of ‘Celebrity Apprentice’! And now, Monday announced that he’s signed a deal with CBS Television Distribution to host a syndicated talk show premiering in the Fall of 2013!
These days, security cameras are everywhere. The Orwellian prophecy of Big Brother always watching is here, but the only time we see security camera footage on TV or YouTube is when it’s a robbery, bad accident, or some historic nature related disaster or event! But this new Coca Cola commercial suggests that we look at the world a little differently! They never show us this kind of footage from security cameras. Only bad things until now. Over 3 million views of this clip in just a week since the posting!
Happy Father’s Day to all my fellow Dads! In our heart of hearts, the thing Dad’s are most proud of in their life is their children! Take all the fame, money, accolades, and accomplishments in our lives, and there’s nothing that brings more joy and a lump in the throat than your children! Hey, without them, we wouldn’t be part of that unique fraternity that we celebrate today, Father’s Day! This 30 second commercial I ran across says it all about what being a dad is all about, take a look!
Sotheby’s auctioned off one of the last remaining Apple I motherboards, which were sold in 1976 for $666.66, for $374,500; it was originally estimated to net up to $180,000. The motherboard came with an original Apple I manual, a programming guide, and a cassette interface sold as a $75 accessory. Only 200 of the computers were ever made, and Sotheby’s says that this motherboard one of six that still works among the 50 now known to exist. And a four-page memo written by Jobs sold for $27,500, almost twice the expected $15,000. The papers detailed how Jobs’ supervisor Stephen Bristow could improve Atari’s World Cup Football. Sotheby’s said that at least three people bid on the memo, and the motherboard’s sale escalated into a bidding war between two parties. Neither buyer has been revealed.
Jimmy Kimmel is great with kid interviews & pranks, be it bad Christmas gifts, pretending that their Halloween candy was eaten, or in this case. his new Lie Detective #1 series. Using an obviously fake lie detector machine right out of a 1950′s sci-fi flick, Jimmy gives a unsuspecting boy a very fake lie detector test, buzzing the kid when he denies peeing in the pool, questions about school, and even loving puppies.
Those Darn Birds!
My caption for this picture on my facebook pages this past week was “This audience is not impressed by this flasher:)” Lot of comments on this post on my pages this past week, including “Got milk??”, “Udderly unimpressed”, “They’re looking at her like, “HAH! only TWO?”, “Cowabunga!!”, “That flasher will stay in their mammories forever!”
Your worst parking garage nightmare becomes reality when this poor woman has three accidents in less than 50′ and less than 3 minutes…and none of them involving anyone else. After receiving her entrance ticket for the parking garage, the driver accidentally accelerates & smashes into the side wall. But then continuing to accelerate, scraping & destroying her driver side car body until she smashes straight into a concrete wall! The car slowly rolled back, & the woman exited the car, shaken, but after reaching back into the car for something & leaving the car door open, the car started to roll back down the incline after seemingly being knocked out of park & scrapes down the side wall to an ultimate stop, but not without tearing the door off backwards.
This photo really hit a nerve this past week on my personal & fan facebook pages, maybe with the U.S. Open in San Francisco this weekend! My caption for the photo said simply “Shhh…Shhh! He’s Putting!” Comments ranged from “he’s burning up the course” to “he’s on fire”…to my favorite “”Fore!”…”Fire!”…it’s just one letter…”
The latest music fad is everyone to their own version of Carly Rae Jepsen’s “Call Me Maybe”, and sure enough, it’s even gone to the dogs as Corgi Rae Jepsen takes on Carly’s hit “Call Me Maybe”!
My favorite words to live by from Horace Greeley: Fame Is A Vapor, Popularity An Accident, RIches Take WIngs, Only One Thing Endures And That Is Character!!! This facebook post this past week got a huge response with everyone commenting on it & sharing, including one observer who added “Character is how you behave when nobody’s watching.”
Did you know you’re at least my 50th cousin…seriously…take a look at this video as one of the Internet’s greatest nerds, VSauce, explains that if you traverse far back enough, we all share at least one distant cousin.
This photo-story had the biggest number of likes and shares on my facebook pages this past week which is why I called it appropriately “Semper Fi!”
A gentle nudge to all Dad’s…..Remember, in kids’ eyes, the example you want to set is do as I do, not just do as I say! Remember, Dad I’m Watching You, like this video says!
TO SEE HARRY CHAPIN PERFORM THE SONG “LIVE” WITH PREVIEW COMMENTS FROM HARRY’S SON, JOSH. AND HIS WIDOW, SANDY, CLICK BELOW!
Paul Petersen sings “My Dad” on the Donna Reed Show back in 1962. I had a recent conversation with Paul about how this song on the show came to be, and Paul’s two son’s and daughter’s reaction today! Hear the story this weekend on my syndicated 70′s Show across the U.S. and Canada! Click on this link to the YouTube video of that Donna Reed Show scene!