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  • Girl got moved from front seat at American Idol cause she was too big..

    Posted by Charli McKenzie

    Pia Toscana wasn't the only person in tears at the American Idol studios Thursday.

    One fan was left shocked and in tears after being allegedly told by production staffers she could not sit with her friends in the front row because she was "just too big, too heavy to be in front," RadarOnline.com is exclusively reporting.

    19-year-old Ashley Kauffman of Riverside, Calif., told RadarOnline.com that she and five of her girlfriends got free tickets to attend the filming and "were so excited."

    "I felt very lucky to go," she said.

    That was, until they were handed their tickets and three of her friends were allocated front row seats -- but not her.

    Kauffamn said: "There were two ladies and they kind of looked us up and down and I'm like 'okay, not a big deal.'

    "One of us was not in a great outfit and the lady said 'Oh, I don't want shorts in front.' Then she looks at me and goes, 'Oh no, you're just too big, too heavy to be in front!'

    "I was kind of taken aback. I'm not that big, but I understand I was bigger than the girls I was with. But I was like, 'Wow, way to hit a low blow.'"

    And the insults didn't stop there. Ashley and her two other friends who were deemed "not suitable" were seated in the far row of the theater section, right at the back.

    "My three other friends were right in the front row by the seated area near the judges. And we're thinking we'd behind them. Well, the guy grabs my ticket and looks at it and goes, 'this makes sense why you're not with the skinny girls. You're in the last row.'

    "I took it really hard, I'm very insecure about my weight anyways, but having this happen I had to stop myself from crying and having it ruin my night completely. But that didn't stop it from being in my head the whole time.

    "I was to the point where I was like I've had two people mention something about my weight and why I can't be in front. I know I'm not an ugly person so I was really offended."

    Brunette Kauffamn, who is 5 ft 2" and about 150 lbs., said she definitely felt discriminated against throughout the night.

    She said: "I felt so belittled as a person because of my weight. They ended up putting two girls who were super skinny and wearing little dresses in the front row where we would of been sitting. The only people that weren't really skinny were the families in that section."

    Kauffamn said that the only person who apologized for the questionable behavior from the staff was an usher.

    "When I told him what was said to me, he apologized. He said 'I'm sorry they said those things to you, I guess that's the reasons why they decided not to have you guys together'."

    A distraught Kauffamn immediately called her father after the taping to tell him what happened.

    "I got out and I called my dad. He was so excited," she said.

    "My sister kept calling me because she's in Florida and said you could see my friends in the front row. She asked where I was, and I told her what happened and she was angry. And my dad wanted me to say something."

    "It needs to be known that they are making people feel like this," Kauffamn told RadarOnline.com.

    "I don't want to be walked all over. I want something to happen. I want them to see 'Hey, look, this is how your people are acting there,' when you're not supposed to discriminate against anybody."

    RadarOnline.com has calls into American Idol for comment, but has yet to receive a response.

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  • A racing cow?? WHAT?!?!?

    Posted by Charli McKenzie

     

     

    When a 15-year-old (in Germany) was told that she couldn't have a horse, instead of being upset about it, she taught a cow named Luna to do all the things a horse can do.

    Through training and treats, the cow can do jumps over hurdles and go for rides in the countryside.

    The girl started training the cow two years ago by taking her for walks in the woods while wearing a halter. Then, she got the cow more accustomed to human contact and equipment. Six months later, it was time to try riding her.

    At first she walked normally, but after a while, the cow wanted the girl off.

    The two are now soul mates. Their extensive routine involves grooming, petting, jumps and a roughly one-hour ride.

    The girl says cows are lovable companions because they are easy-going and devoted.

    (BTW: She still has hopes of getting a horse, but even when that day comes, she says that Luna will stay her darling.)

     

     

  • 5 ways to quit smoking...FOR GOOD

    Posted by Charli McKenzie

    Besides move to a monestary or leave all civilization behind-here are some good points to quitting smoking...I smoked for 19 years and tried quitting at least a dozen times..I finally succeeded but still crave ALL THE TIME!! 

    I loved this article and thought Id share these tips with you...Good Luck!!

    ~Charli

    your goal. One day next month would be best — that will give you enough time to plan for it, but not enough time to talk yourself out of it. Don't quit smoking during holiday periods or at a time when you can expect a lot of additional stress. Post the date on your calendar, and let family and close co-workers and friends know.

  • Visit your doctor. Discuss your decision to quit smoking, and ask if nicotine replacement therapy or other medications might help you quit.
  • Cut back now. In the days leading up to your quit-smoking day, begin cutting back on the number of cigarettes you smoke each day. Try to smoke just half a cigarette when you do light up.
  • Get smart. Read about what you'll be going through, especially nicotine withdrawal and the stresses of quitting. Start paying attention to triggers that make you want to smoke. You'll need to avoid or deal with these triggers once you've quit smoking.
  • Plan substitutes. Stock up on cigarette substitutes like carrot sticks, hard candy, straws, toothpicks, and sugarless gum.
  • Seek Help and Support to Stop Smoking

    • Tell family and friends about your quit-smoking day, and ask for their support. Just having someone to talk with can help you during low moments.
    • Ask those who still smoke not to smoke around you while you're trying to quit smoking.
    • Find a support group or a smoking cessation program in your area. Many groups like the American Lung Association and the American Cancer Society offer programs through which smokers can receive help and advice while they're trying to quit smoking.
  • Make Your Quit-Smoking Day Special

    • Don't smoke at all. Not one puff. This is it!
    • Get rid of all of your smoking paraphernalia. Toss out your cigarettes, matches, lighters, and ashtrays.
    • Plan to stay busy all day. Go for a walk or exercise. Go someplace where smoking isn't allowed, like the library or the movies. Eat foods you don't normally eat, and take routes you don't normally take. The idea is to avoid any association with your usual patterns of behavior.
    • Begin using a nicotine replacement, if you've decided that will help you.
    • Drink lots of water and juice. This will give you something to do and help flush the nicotine out of your body.
  • Be Prepared to Deal With Smoking Withdrawal Symptoms

    As time passes, you’ll need to confront rationalizations. You will come up with reasons to smoke that wouldn't normally make any sense to you except at this point, when you're in the middle of a powerful craving. Thoughts like, "Just one to get me through this rough patch" and "I can't deal with this today, I'll quit tomorrow" will go through your mind. See these thoughts for what they are, and ignore them. Here’s how:

    • Avoid situations that trigger the desire to smoke.
    • Find ways to deal with cravings. Take slow, deep breaths until the craving passes. Drink some water slowly and hold it in your mouth. Munch on carrot sticks or suck some hard candy. Focus on a crossword puzzle. Play with a rubber band.
    • If nothing else works, just tell yourself to hold off smoking for 10 minutes; often, that will get you past the craving.
    Maintain Your Resolve, But Be Ready for a Slip
  • Whenever you feel your resolve weakening, remind yourself of all the benefits of not smoking:

    • Count the money you're saving on cigarettes, consider how much better everything tastes and smells, and think about how your secondhand smoke is no longer affecting your family and friends.
    • Avoid alcohol. Drinking makes it more likely you'll slide back into smoking.
    • Eat right and exercise. A healthy diet and an exercise regimen can keep your mind off cravings and draw attention to how much better you feel now that you've quit smoking.
    • Reward yourself. Buy something special with the money you've saved on cigarettes.
    • Quickly regain control if you slip. Slipping is not the same as relapse — it's just a one-time mistake. You're still a non-smoker. Rededicate yourself, and use the slip as a learning opportunity by asking yourself what triggered your desire to smoke and what you can do to avoid it in the future.
  • Quitting smoking is difficult but not impossible. Many have done it before you and had to try a number of times before they were successful. Don’t give up!

     

  • Justin Beiber set his moms hair on fire!

    Posted by Charli McKenzie

     

    Justin Bieber celebrated his mom's birthday on stage, but some unexpected pyrotechnics made it a night to remember when Pattie Mallette's hair caught on fire!

    17 year old Justin surprised Pattie with a birthday cake at the end of his concert in Berlin, Germany . But as she leaned over the cake to blow out the candles, a few strands of her hair caught on fire.

    Justin put out the flames, then said: "Mama, I'll always be your baby."

    Mother and son both Tweeted later.

    Justin wrote: "Sick show in Berlin...brought my mom on stage 2 sing her happy bday but she lit her hair on fire with the candles. lol. I saved her."

    Pattie wrote: "Thank u Justin for the cake and embarrassing me on stage lol."

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  • Charlie Sheen's Tour is a BUST!! Oh Really? Shocker..LOL

    Posted by Charli McKenzie

    Charlie Sheen's "My Violent Torpedo of Truth" tour kicked off Saturday in Detroit and the actor was booed off stage. 

    Sheen came out to cheers and started the show with a Q&A session… answering audience questions about everything from favorite porn stars to crack.

    It was all downhill after that, as fans started booing, and Sheen started to get heckled. 

    He told one man in the crowd "Already got your f***ing money, dude."

    Sheen then sent friend Simon Rex to the stage to rap but that backfired. 

    His 'Goddesses' smooched on stage, and THAT earned an ovation.

    Eventually, the crowd started to leave, the house lights came on and the show was (allegedly) cut short.

    Here is a snippet of Detroit

     

    Here are the fans reactions...

     

    Chicago, Charlie Sheen presented a revamped and improved show for the second performance of his My Torpedo of Truth Tour.

    Sheen took the stage at the Chicago Theatre with a show that featured fewer video clips than his debut. Plus, Sheen ditched the comedian stand-up act and added a Q&A segment with an interviewer.

    Despite the fixes, Sheen blamed reaction to the Detroit show ON... Himself?  Nah!...  The opening night audience.

    Sheen read a poem about how much he hates Detroit, and asked the audience “not to become (expletive) Detroit tonight. Let’s show Detroit how it’s (expletive) done.”

    Some audience members chanted “Detroit sucks.”

    Sheen told stories about smoking weed with Chris Penn and said he would return to "Two and a Half Men", but called the folks who run the show “blood suckers.”

    During a Q&A segment, Sheen was asked why he pays for sex and replied “because I had millions to blow; I ran out of things to buy.”

    Overall, it sounds like the performance was a step up from the spectacular Detroit boo-fest.

    In fact, the audience gave him a standing ovation.


    Some of the show's other "highlights":

    -- Sheen's goddesses -- Rachel Oberlin and Natalie Kenly-- give each other a fast

    Chicago, Charlie Sheen presented a revamped and improved show for the second performance of his My Torpedo of Truth Tour.

    Sheen took the stage at the Chicago Theatre with a show that featured fewer video clips than his debut. Plus, Sheen ditched the comedian stand-up act and added a Q&A segment with an interviewer.

    Despite the fixes, Sheen blamed reaction to the Detroit show ON... Himself?  Nah!...  The opening night audience.

    Sheen read a poem about how much he hates Detroit, and asked the audience “not to become (expletive) Detroit tonight. Let’s show Detroit how it’s (expletive) done.”

    Some audience members chanted “Detroit sucks.”

    Sheen told stories about smoking weed with Chris Penn and said he would return to "Two and a Half Men", but called the folks who run the show “blood suckers.”

    During a Q&A segment, Sheen was asked why he pays for sex and replied “because I had millions to blow; I ran out of things to buy.”

    Overall, it sounds like the performance was a step up from the spectacular Detroit boo-fest.

    In fact, the audience gave him a standing ovation.


    Some of the show's other "highlights":

    -- Sheen's goddesses -- Rachel Oberlin and Natalie Kenly-- give each other a fast kiss onstage and then quickly exit.

    -- A fan yelled "Trainwreck!" and Sheen responded, "Go back to Detroit, dude."

    -- Sheen asks the crowd: "Is it me or is it like a Cambodian outhouse in a heat wave up here?"

    -- Sheen praised George Clooney as "f---ing cool, so cool he's a f---ing robot."

    -- Sheen said he discovered the Internet and crack on the same night and then gave former Vice President Al Gore credit for inventing both.

    -- The show ended with him reading a fan letter.

    Sheen apparently felt the show went well. Asked toward the end of the show if he had fun, the actor replied: "Best time ever!"
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  • Watch Lindsey Steal a necklace LOL

    Posted by Charli McKenzie

    The jewelry store Lindsay Lohan (allegedly) swiped a neklace from is charging online users $2.99 to watch the surveillance video.

    It supposedly shows the actress stealing a $2500 necklace.

    The video shows four different camera angles and is 42 minutes in length.

    On necklacevideo.com, a rep from Kamofie & Company is promising to post "new content every day".

    According to the website: "We will help you make-up your mind about what really happened".

    It's 43 minutes and no audio...

    CLICK HERE TO BE TAKEN TO THE SITE


    This is crazyness..do I think she stole it.......yep!

    ~Charli

     

     

  • 25 things your must know about Miranda Lambert..from US Magazine

    Posted by Charli McKenzie

    1. I have had my ears pierced only once.

    2. I hate beets.

    3. I played shortstop on my Little League softball team.

    4. I don't know how to make gravy.

    5. I used to collect bells -- now it's salt and pepper shakers.

    6. I have more than one tattoo.

    7. I have been bitten by a dog.

    8. I like rainy days in winter.

    9. In sixth grade, I was voted most likely to be a country singer.

    10. My family is Irish and Indian.

    11. I want Carrie Underwood's legs!

    12. I'm learning to barrel race.

    13. I don't like spicy food.

    14. I played Annie Oakley in a high school play.

    15. I have a birthmark on my leg.

    16. I once had a conversation, a real one, with my mean cat about her attitude. Didn't work.

    17. I don't like my profile.

    18. I love the band Audioslave.

    19. I don't like swimming in the ocean, only looking at it.

    20. Snakes freak me out.

    21. I have never broken a bone.

    22. I get motion sickness if I do anything besides look out the front window while moving.

    23. I'm named after my great grandma Lucy Miranda.

    24. I don't know how to play poker.

    25. Don't talk to me before I have coffee. Period.

    From US mag


     

     

  • Bullying HAS to stop...

    Posted by Charli McKenzie

    A Junior High student in Westport, Conn. says she’s been bullied every day since the sixth grade.

    She informed the world-- and her mom-- in a silent video titled “Words are worse than Sticks and Stones”.

    Alye Pollack holds up placards that tell the story of a 13-year-old who is worn out by incessant emotional abuse.

    One card reads, “I don’t cut. But I’m close".   “HELP” reads another.

    Her mother told a local news site that she only found out about the video after it was posted.

    If you’d like to show your support for Alye and her cause, you can send her an e-mail at wordsdohurt@gmail.com.

     

  • Great tips on saving cash on groceries...

    Posted by Charli McKenzie
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    Determine your grocery budget before go shopping. One sure way of sticking to this price is to use cash. Take only the amount of cash with you that you have set for spending. Leave all debit and credit cards at home.

  • 2

    Ask friends, relatives and neighbors to save grocery coupons from the weekly newspaper for you. Even if they clip those coupons they will use before giving them to you, there will probably be a number of coupons left for you to save money also.

  • 3

    Look online for coupons for the foods your family likes best. Many manufacturers offer online printable coupons for items ranging from frozen foods to zwieback toast. There are also a number of coupon club websites where you can download and print coupons.

  • 4

    Buy in bulk, where possible, on the foods your family likes to eat. Beans, rice and pasta can usually be found at your local health food store. By not paying for fancy packaging, the price per pound goes down. The same holds true for meat. Meats can be purchased in large boxes and repackaged at home to save money.

  • 5

    Cook from scratch as often as possible. Buying prepackaged foods adds to the cost. Even chopping your own vegetables like carrots and celery will save money. Although it’s convenient to buy many things already prepared, the money saved can be used to buy other ingredients.

  • 6

    Go vegetarian for several meals a week. Meat is the largest part of most food bills. By eating meatless meals only occasionally, not only are you saving money, you will also be eating healthier. Check your local library for vegetarian cookbooks and find dishes with ingredients that your family enjoys eating.

  • 7

    Look for lesser cuts of meat if you must have meat at every meal. Chicken and turkey are always cheaper than beef. Pork generally costs less than beef also. Watch for sales on any meat, and stock up.



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  • Could YOU be the next Aflac voice??

    Posted by Charli McKenzie

    New Aflac Voice: Could It Be YOU?

    Do you consider yourself an ethical, trusting person who can correctly pronounce the word "Aflac"—in a duck's voice? You, my friend, just might fit the bill for Aflac's iconic spokesduck job.

    (FIT THE BILL. HA HA HA HA oh god.)

    As you may remember, Aflac fired its mascot's voice, Gilbert Gottfried, after he posted a flurry of insensitive tweets about Japan's earthquake and tsunami disaster.

    Now the insurance company has embarked on a campaign to hire a new corporate quack job (HA HA HA ahhhh what's wrong with me?), publishing an official posting on Monster.com, launching a casting-call website, and releasing a silent film-era type commercial which directs viewers to their Facebook page.

    Think you have what it takes to become the new Aflac duck? Here's what you need to do:

    To apply online (by April 1), post a 30-second video or audio recording of your best take on the Aflac quack. The application says you should "feel free to add grunts, groans, and mutterings, but no words other than 'Aflac.'"

    If you're in NY, LA, Chicago, Atlanta, Las Vegas, or Austin, you can apply in person at one of their casting calls.

    The job description on Monster, which is surprisingly detailed, describes the primary responsibility as "(creating) innovative and original quacking that helps consumers understand how Aflac is different from major medical."

    Please note that you "must be able to present complex information clearly and concisely into an effective reading of the word 'Aflac.'"

    Aflac also mentions ethics twice in the listing, so, you know, to paraphrase: "Don't be an soulless douchebag who posts mean jokes about people suffering in Japan, for god's sake, we do 75% of our business there."

    Okay, so this whole thing is pretty entertaining and a great little marketing campaign for the company, but here's the part you might want to take seriously: according to Aflac, the gig pays six figures a year for a few days' worth of work.

    CLICK HERE TO TRY OUT