Tom Hanks went for a stroll in Central Park in New York City over the weekend where he stumbled upon a newlywed couple doing a photo shoot and decided to crash. Photos from the shoot were posted to Instagram by the photographer who wrote, "Yesterday's wedding was so beautiful! Elisabeth and Ryan you planned one amazing celebration. The icing on the cake was @tomhanks stopping in Central Park to wish them congratulations. #megmillerphotography #newyork #nyc #nyminute #celebrity #brideandgroom #tomhanks #weddingdress #wedding #weddingday #blacktie #centralpark #blackandwhite #huffpostido #stylemepretty #weddinginspiration #selfie #celebritysighting" Tom also tweeted a photo with the couple and wrote, "Elizabeth and Ryan! Congrats and blessings! Hanx."
If you've got little kidney stones and you want to pass them before they turn into BIG kidney stones . . . like, ones that might require ER trips or surgery . . . there's a new solution: inject yourself with 100 cc's of FAMILY FUN, stat.
A new study by Michigan State University found that riding ROLLER COASTERS can help your kidneys push out the stones while they're small.
It works especially well if you go on really bumpy roller coasters, and sit toward the back.
If you think your kid wants to bring weird things to school for show-and-tell, you'll never believe what this eight-year-old boy brought. Ladye Hobson of Oklahoma City posted a photo to Facebook of a dead squirrel inside her son's school bag, explaining that the discovery at school led to an awkward phone call from the principal of Gatewood Elementary in Oklahoma City. When the principal asked the boy what possessed him to store a dead squirrel in his backpack, he said, "I really wanted squirrel dumplings tonight." Hobson said her son apparently thought his father was serious when he repeatedly joked about making the dish for dinner. She said her son came home form school in tears and apologized, but she decided to let him off the hook for this one since he "made the principal's day, after all." (Newser)
ARNOLD PALMER died yesterday at the age of 87. He was hospitalized last Thursday with heart problems . . . and apparently, his condition deteriorated over the weekend.
He was a golf legend, and won seven majors in his career: The Masters in 1958, 1960, 1962, and 1964 . . . the British Open in 1961 and 1962 . . . and the U.S. Open in 1960. He was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame in 1974.
He was a part of the 'Big Three,' along with Jack Nicklaus and Gary Player.
Jack Tweeted, quote, "I was shocked to hear that we lost a great friend . . . he's always been a fighter, and he never gave up on anything. He didn't give up even now. Maybe his body did, but I know Arnold's will and spirit did not."
A lot of people credit Arnold with making golf COOL. Tiger Woods said, quote, "Arnold meant everything to golf. Are you kidding me?
"I mean, without his charisma, without his personality in conjunction with TV [in the '50s], it was just the perfect symbiotic growth . . . everyone got hooked to the game of golf [through] TV because of him."
Of course, he also contributed to culture by giving us the 'Arnold Palmer' . . . a beverage mixing iced tea and lemonade.
It's unclear how it started, but he claims it started catching on after a woman overheard him making the special order with a waitress in the late 1960s. She then told the waitress, quote, "I'll have that Palmer drink."
Arnold even spoofed it in a great 2010 SportsCenter commercial . . . and for what it's worth, his technique in the ad was to pour iced tea in a cup, add lemonade, then top it off with more iced tea.
Here are some other tributes . . . Rory McIlroy: "Arnie put the game on the map. I don't think any other sportsperson in any sport did for their profession what Arnie did for the game."
Sergio Garcia: "We will miss you very much. 'The King' and 'Legend.' R.I.P."
Tennis' Billie Jean King: "Saddened to hear of the passing of Arnold Palmer, a man who brought golf to the people and made us all part of Arnie's Army."
Former NFL player Jerome Bettis: "Legend. Class Act. Greatest of all time. Arnold Palmer has passed away but his legacy will live forever."
And so it begins: The not-always-reliable British tabloids say ANGELINA JOLIE is being "consoled" by JOHNNY DEPP in her divorce from BRAD PITT.
They've been friends ever since they did the 2009 movie "The Tourist" together, and they have the same divorce lawyer . . . because Johnny recommended her to Angelina.
There's no indication that they're anything but friends, but a so-called "source" says, quote, "Her friends are now speculating about what could happen between them if she and Brad are not reconciled and their divorce goes through."
Meanwhile, TMZ says that 15-year-old Maddox is the one at the center of Brad's supposed child abuse incident. He tried to intervene while Brad and Angelina were fighting on that plane last week, and Brad, quote, "lunged" at him.
But TMZ says nothing really happened, other than some minor contact around the shoulder area. And it's not likely that Brad will face charges. (By the way . . . SAMUEL L. JACKSON has no idea why this is anyone's business.)
I guess we should have expected this. Taking any person or thing that made headlines during the year and turning it into a "sexy" Halloween costume is still going strong this year with sexy Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton. Yandy.com, which is the company behind a lot of the topical "sexy" costumes each year, calls them the "Donna T. Rumpshaker" and the "Capitol Hill." The Trump "Rumpshaker" costume is a blue navy suit with booty shorts instead of pants and a tight cropped jacket, along with a white shirt and red tie. You have to buy the Trump wig and the "Make America Great" hat separately. The Clinton "Capitol Hill" costume is a blue mini dress with long sleeves, a deep V-neckline, and a mini American flag pin on the lapel. You have to buy the wig separately for this one too. (Elite Daily)
This is why you should never leave a wedding until you've drunk every last drop of liquor at the bar.
There was a wedding in Aurora, Illinois last Saturday night, and when it wrapped up around 1:00 A.M., there was some leftover liquor at the bar . . . so the couple decided to let their guests take it home.
But a 32-year-old guy named Alejandro Rodriguez got into an argument with a 39-year-old guy about who was going to take what. Then it escalated, and Alejandro wound up hitting the guy over the head with a bottle of SCOTCH.
A bottle of Buchanan's, to be precise. So . . . uh . . . I guess neither of them got to take the scotch home, then?
The guy had to go to the hospital to get staples in his head to close up the cut, and Alejandro was arrested for felony aggravated battery.
A new survey found 56% of us are planning to dress up for Halloween this year. And get ready to see lots of people dressed as Pokémon and Donald Trump. Here are five stats from the survey . . .
1. Trump and Hillary costumes will obviously be big this year. But 50% more people said they're planning to go as characters from "Pokémon Go".
2. The top group costume idea is ALSO Pokémon. But for millennials, it's "Suicide Squad" . . . for people aged 25 to 34 it's "The Avengers" . . . and for people over 45 it's "Star Wars".
3. 45% of people are planning to wear a funny costume this year . . . 28% want their costume to be scary . . . and 27% plan to wear a SEXY costume. So sexy costumes are almost as popular as scary costumes now.
4. The average person won't start planning their costume until we're just under three weeks out from Halloween. So you've still got time. And a quarter of people say they'd never wear the same costume two years in a row.
5. Just under 25% of people said Halloween is their favorite holiday.
Police in Gainesville, Florida are seeking the owner of a "missing hog" after a 600-pound pig was found running loose recently. The Alachua County Sheriff's Office tweeted a photo of deputies posing with the pig after it was corralled with a rope Sunday (September 18th.) The pig was taken to the sheriff's livestock impound, where the owner can claim it by paying a fee.
Even if you're not a cat person, you probably wouldn't mind snuggling with a few kittens right now. Even if you have serious ALLERGIES that still sounds like it'd be nice, right?
Well, don't. Because those kittens are trying to KILL YOU.
According to a new study by the CDC, cat scratch fever is more prominent than they realized . . . and it's more dangerous than they thought. And you're most likely to get it from kittens or strays.
If you catch cat scratch fever, you'll get a fever and an itchy rash . . . so yeah, "cat scratch fever" is a pretty literal name. And in some extreme cases, there could be complications that can lead to death.
The good news is, you're still probably NOT going to get it. And if you DO get it, you probably won't die.
But just to be safe, the CDC says if you spend time playing with cats, make sure to wash your hands afterwards . . . and no matter what, don't KISS your cats.
A photo of WILLIE NELSON hanging out with Virginia Governor TERRY MCAULIFFE has gone viral, because there's a can of Willie's Reserve marijuana sitting on the table. Pot's illegal in the state.
Willie was performing at Farm Aid and the governor stopped by his trailer for a 10-minute visit. Even though the can was right in front of him, he didn't notice it.
A spokesman said, quote, "He was not and still is not aware of whatever was on the table or anywhere around him and wouldn't know marijuana or related paraphernalia if it walked up and shook his hand. He's cool, but he's not that cool."
Some people are jumping on this because there were over 20,000 marijuana-related arrests in Virginia last year. The governor opposes legalization, but he does support medicinal marijuana. Willie's Reserve is sold legally in Colorado and Washington.
BRAD PITT and ANGELINA JOLIE are DONE FOR, and SHE'S the one who pulled the plug.
She filed for divorce on Monday, citing the classic "irreconcilable differences". Her petition says they've been separated since last Thursday.
Here's what her lawyer said. "This decision was made for the health of the family. She will not be commenting at this time, and asks that the family be given their privacy during this difficult time."
And here's Brad's official statement. "I am very saddened by this, but what matters most now is the well-being of our kids. I kindly ask the press to give them the space they deserve during this challenging time."
Angelina wants full physical custody of their six kids . . . Maddox, Pax, Zahara, Shiloh, Knox, and Vivienne . . . with Brad getting visitation.
Shiloh, Knox, and Vivienne are their biological kids. Maddox, Pax, and Zahara are adopted. Maddox is the oldest, at 15 . . . the twins Knox and Vivienne are the youngest, at 8.
The divorce papers don't say anything about child or spousal support. It's not clear if there was a prenup, but Brad is worth an estimated $350 million, and Angelina's worth around $275 million.
How long have we all felt over worked and under paid? President Obama has set a new "Overtime Rule" into motion and 21 states don't like it and are suing the government over it, is ND one of them? Find out HERE
There's no shame in needing a day off from work, a "you" day if you will. However we can't just take one without pay, and who wants to give up a vacation day for it?! That leaves us with using a sick day, but as you know you need an excuse. Guess what, our bosses are onto us, they know our excuses and they've made a list, check it out HERE.
When you drive a DeLorean, you probably hear a lot of "Back to the Future" references. We're assuming. Anyone out there with a DeLorean want to call in??? But if you DO drive one . . . don't, like, take them seriously.
There's a 55-year-old guy in Essex, England named Nigel Mills, and he drives a 1983 silver DeLorean, just like the one from "Back to the Future". He bought it at an auction for about $29,000.
And earlier this year, he got busted for speeding. Only check this out . . . he was going 89 miles-per-hour. Yep . . . JUST over 88 miles-per-hour, which is how the DeLorean travels back in time in the movie.
Nigel was in court on Wednesday and he said, quote, "I can honestly say I wasn't trying to time travel."
He says it was just early on a Sunday morning, it was an open road, and he wanted to see what the car could do.
And . . . he actually WON the case. The judge threw it out because the prosecutors didn't have enough evidence to prove he was going that fast.
I'm not sure people need ANOTHER reason to take annoying selfies nonstop, but here you go.
A new study out of the University of California, Irvine, found that people who take a lot of selfies . . . and then share them with friends . . . become HAPPIER.
There are two reasons. One, when you take a photo of yourself, you almost always smile. And the mere ACT of smiling actually makes you a little bit happier . . . even if you're faking it and just giving your picture smile.
Try it. We'll wait. See?
And two, the sharing part is key. Because when you share the photos and get a positive response, that instant gratification puts you in a better mood overall.
Here are a bunch of foods you might THINK you should keep in the fridge. But you're better off storing them at room temperature . . .
1. Tomatoes, bananas, and avocados. The refrigerator DOES keep them from going bad. But it also prevents them from ripening, which kills the flavor. So just keep them at room temperature, and don't buy them in bulk.
2. Potatoes. The starch starts turning into sugar when they're in the fridge. Which messes with the texture, and makes them taste sweeter than they should.
3. Bread. It actually gets moldy FASTER in the fridge. And the starch crystalizes from the cold, so it gets stale faster too.
4. Olive oil and vegetable oil. They stay good for a long time, so there's no reason to refrigerate them. And keeping it in the fridge makes them thicken up, so they're harder to cook with. Which is also why you shouldn't keep honey in the fridge.
5. Coffee. It loses some of its flavor in the fridge. And it slowly absorbs the smells of OTHER stuff in there, so it doesn't taste right.
6. Cantaloupe and melons, until they're cut up. Keeping whole melons at room temperature actually preserves the antioxidants better.
Tonight's season premiere of "South Park" takes on COLIN KAEPERNICK and his national anthem protest.
There's no telling how the whole episode will go, or what the ultimate "message" will be, but in a 30-second clip released yesterday, they appear to be mocking Colin, with the cast singing a NEW version of the anthem.
It starts out calling Kaepernick brave, and calling cops "pigs". But then it says, quote, "Wait, someone just took my stuff, I need to call the cops."
But then it turns again . . . quote, "Oh I just got my stuff back, cops are pigs again, cops are pigs / Colin Kaepernick's a good backup."
Superbowl 51 will take place in Houston this season. There's already talk of who will very possibly play the half time show come February 2017. Apparently she wowed the NFL with her national anthem performance, find out who it could be HERE
Kate Upton took to Instagram on Sunday (September 11th) to express her view on the controversy surrounding athletes sitting out of the National Anthem as a form of silent protest.
The Sports Illustrated model wrote, "In my opinion, the national anthem is a symbolic song about our country. It represents honoring the many brave men and women who sacrifice and have sacrificed their lives each and every single day to protect our freedom. Sitting or kneeling down during the national anthem is a disgrace to those people who have served and currently serve our country. Sitting down during the national anthem on September 11th is even more horrific." Kate continued, "Protest all you want and use social media all you want. However, during the nearly two minutes when that song is playing, I believe everyone should put their hands on their heart and be proud of our country for we are all truly blessed. Recent history has shown that it is a place where anyone no matter what race or gender has the potential to become President of the United States. We live in the most special place in the world and should be thankful. After the song is over, I would encourage everyone to please use the podium they have, stand up for their beliefs, and make America a better place. The rebuilding of battery park and the freedom tower demonstrates that amazing things can be done in this country when we work together towards a common goal. It is a shame how quickly we have forgotten this as a society. Today we are more divided then ever before. I could never imagine multiple people sitting down during the national anthem on the September 11th anniversary. The lessons of 911 should teach us that if we come together, the world can be a better and more peaceful place. #neverforget"
Soledad O'Brien responded to Kate writing, "Maybe you can be proud to be an American and also protest those things that you think aren't so great about America." Kate reacted by writing back, "They have every right and SHOULD protest just not during those 2 minutes on 9/11."
Burger King has officially become ME . . . drunk at three in the morning, trying to Frankenstein together a snack from the stuff in my kitchen.
Burger King just announced their newest product is Cheetos Chicken Fries. They're fried chicken strips coated in Cheeto dust.
They already sell regular Chicken Fries, and they recently started selling fried mac and cheese triangles covered in Cheeto dust. So this new one is basically a remix of the weird stuff they have on hand. Are they getting desperate?
Cheetos Chicken Fries cost $2.89 for nine pieces. And they go on sale tomorrow, for a limited time.
It's getting to be that time of year when we all eat candy corn again . . . and remind ourselves why we really don't miss it the rest of the year. So I'm not sure if this is a game changer for candy corn, or the first sign of its descent into madness.
Brach's just released a new type of candy corn based on BRUNCH. It's called Brunch Favorites. And instead of the usual candy corn taste, there are three different flavors.
1. French toast and maple syrup.
2. Waffles and strawberries.
3. Chocolate chip pancakes.
They're only available for a limited time at Target. So, yeah . . . better rush out to buy them now?
woman named Yevette Vasquez was dropping off her 12-year-old son Elijah at school last Thursday in Fort Worth, Texas. (It's not clear how old she is, but she looks like she's in her early 30's.)
She asked why there were more cars there than usual, and Elijah told her there was an event going on in the library called "Donuts with Dads". Which is what it sounds like . . . kids and dads eating donuts together.
But Elijah never bothered mentioning it, because Yevette is a single mom. And she could tell he was disappointed.
So instead of letting him be sad about it, she turned the car around, went home, and grabbed stuff from her closet. Then she showed up with him ten minutes later dressed as a DUDE . . . in a plaid shirt, baseball hat, and fake mustache.
Apparently Elijah loved it, and a bunch of photos they took have been making the rounds on Facebook.
Yevette says she did it because she knows it's hard for him not having a dad around. So she's willing to do anything to put a smile on his face.
Dos Equis released a teaser yesterday, introducing its new "Most Interesting Man in the World". He's younger than the last guy, with brown hair instead of white.
And he actually speaks Spanish, even though he's played by a FRENCH actor named Augustin Legrand, who's 41. He takes over for Jonathan Goldsmith, who was put out to pasture earlier this year at the age of 77.
According to the teaser, this new guy will be a lot more active. And he can crack coconuts with his bare hands.
A bunch of studies say Facebook is just a factory of misery and sadness, and every time you use it you feel worse than you did before.
But a new study out of Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh says that's just not true.
Researchers found Facebook can make you happy . . . like, REALLY happy.
They found that when people got an average of two likes, comments, or messages from their friends every day, it boosted their happiness to the same levels as getting MARRIED or having a BABY.
The researchers say, quote, "It turns out when you talk with a little more depth on Facebook to people you already like, you feel better . . . the mere act of communication reminds recipients of the meaningful relationships in their lives."
There's one catch, though. If you're in a bad mood, Facebook won't lift you out of it.
But if you're in a good mood going in, Facebook can make you happier.
You know, I was JUST eating a bowl of Cinnamon Toast Crunch the other day, and thinking . . . "This is good, but you know what would make it better? If I threw some BROCCOLI in the bowl."
Apparently there's a new breakfast trend in Australia and spreading here where people are adding VEGETABLES to their cereal. Like, they're throwing in some zucchini with their Raisin Bran or pumpkin in their oatmeal. I don't know, man.
The goal is obviously to make cereal more filling and more nutritious. And it certainly does that . . . but I feel like it HAS to be at the expense of TASTE.
Police arrested a man in Australia for using a metal frying pan as a steering wheel. Authorities inspected the 32-year-old driver's red Mazda sedan over the weekend and found the metal plate was being used in place of your standard steering wheel. The pan even had a message on it that read: "Uncontrollable and driven to love only a beating heart." Sigh. We have one question: Why?
COLIN KAEPERNICK has been protesting by sitting during the National Anthem, but that's not all . . . he's also worn socks to practice that have cartoon PIGS wearing police hats. Naturally, a lot of people find that offensive . . . but it's also not THAT shocking, since his problem has been with how the country has repeatedly failed to prosecute cops who've killed African Americans.
Colin had this to say: Quote, "I wore those socks, in the past, because the rogue cops that are allowed to hold positions in police departments, not only put the community in danger, but also put the cops that have the right intentions in danger by creating an environment of tension and mistrust.
"I have two uncles and friends who are police officers, and who work to protect and serve ALL people. So before those socks, which were worn before I took my public stance, are used to distract from the real issues, I wanted to address this immediately."
Benz Packard, a young boy from Canada who is obsessed with farms, asked his mother for a birthday cake depicting a female cow giving birth. The boy's parents tried to dissuade him. His father asking, "A Thomas the Tank Engine would be cool, would you like Mom to make one for your bithday?" But Benz replied, "I don't even watch Thomas the Tank Engine." He stayed firm and and his mother ended up making him the cow-themed cake. (Mirror)
Donald Trump has come up with a new hat slogan to add to "Make America Great Again," apparently inspired by his quick trip to Mexico to meet with the country's president yesterday (August 31st). Two Trump surrogates, Rudy Giuliani and Alabama Senator Jeff Session, wore "Make Mexico Great Again Also" hats as they spoke last night at Trump's rally before he took the podium. Bloomberg Businessweek cited a Trump official as saying Trump came up with the slogan on his own.