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Thanks to everyone who came out to the 22nd annual K9 Classic, benefitting the Humane Society of El Paso! We had a blast hosting the event!
Bill & Melissa join Col. DeAntona at the podium for the 11th ADA Imperial Brigade Volunteer Appreciation Award Ceremony; a salute to the hard-working volunteers who offer their time, hearts and effort to Fort Bliss families and the El Paso community!
Below: We enjoyed a tasty lunch with the 11th ADA's LTC Whitmire and his wife Marisol.
Bill & Melissa visit Xavier and Elvia at LULAC's Project Amistad, working on the Papaleros project to help El Paso Seniors:
Bill & Melissa with the very hard working Dora and Diego.
Of course we work with a bunch of clowns! Bill & Melissa had a visit with Dave & Sherry of Ringling Bros. Barnum & Bailey Circus to get ready for the Greatest Show on Earth coming to El Paso!
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Last year was the first time in history that women outpaced men in this. What is it?
ANSWER: Earning doctoral degrees. American women brought home about 28,900 of them last year, while men earned just over 28,400.
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Good news, fellas -- Rachel McAdams is back on the market.
Rachel has split up with Michael Sheen, who she met on the set of the Woody Allen flick Midnight in Paris in 2010. And though they didn't start dating until after filming had wrapped, they'd been together since October of that year.
Rachel was last linked with Ryan Gosling, but they called off a brief engagement in 2007.
Source: Us Weekly
Matt Damon is getting married again -- even though he's already hitched.
Matt and his wife Luciana Barroso got married in 2005 at New York's City Hall -- and the only non-family guest there was Mayor Michael Bloomberg. It was so secret that even Ben Affleck was surprised by the news. So they've decided to throw the big bash they never had back then.
Holllywood was a-flutter this weekend over save-the-date cards that are going around for a destination vow renewal in April. They're keeping the locale top secret, and though the details are under wraps, apparently kids are not welcome.
Source: New York Post
If two Democratic representatives from the Massachusetts hometowns of Steven Tyler and Joe Perry have their way, Aerosmith's "Dream On" will become the official state song. James Cantwell of Marshfield, where Tyler lives, and Josh Cutler of Duxbury, where Perry has a home, have introduced legislation just a week after another state representative introduced a bill that would have made the Modern Lovers' "Roadrunner" the state's official rock song.
Other states' representatives have gone this route before, most notably a failed attempt in New Jersey on behalf of Bruce Springsteen's "Born to Run."
No Doubt's reunion plans won't include a stint on the road. The band has pulled the plug on the idea of a tour, at least for the time being.
A post on their Facebook page says that they're actually recording new music -- less than a year after the release of their decade-in-the-making Push and Shove album -- and intend to see where that goes instead of playing live.
The band writes, "In December, we discussed the possibility of starting off 2013 by getting back in the studio together. We did, and and the music started flowing with unexpected ease, [so] we've decided to follow our muse for the time being and focus on this new music that we don't want to stop. Our goal as a band is to share this with you as quickly as possible, both recorded and live on tour."
Nick Lachey is looking to reach a whole new generation of fans -- by releasing a solo album filled with songs for infants.
Nick, who's already set to drop an album with the reunited 98 Degrees later this spring, will release A Father's Lullaby a few weeks earlier. It'll be available via Amazon on March 13th and at other retailers at some point in April. The disc, which features Nick crooning such favorites as "You Are My Sunshine" as well as original songs, features a cover photo of him holding his baby son Camden.
Nick says, "Creating this album allowed me to further connect with Camden while also sharing the experience with families who are on a similar journey of welcoming a new life into their world."
Josh Groban wants to give his regards to Broadway -- but only when the time is right.
Josh, who just topped the Billboard album chart with his All That Echoes album, tells Canada's CBC, "It’s been a dream of mine since I was a kid. It takes time, work, [and] discipline, and I don’t want to do a gimmick run. I don’t want to use my name and parachute in for a two-month run. Because it’s so special to me and because I think it would be a natural fit, that’s why I’ve waited for the right role...because it takes at least a year to get ready."
A British man who bought oysters to treat his hangover discovered a pearl inside.
James Humphries, 34, of Newquay, England, said he bought the oysters from E Rawle & Co. after a night of drinking, and chomped down on the pearl while eating his hangover helper. “I thought a filling had fallen out," said Humphries. "It was only when I spat it out that I discovered it was a pearl.”
Paul Cox, of the National Marine Aquarium in Plymouth, England, said Humphries' discovery was a rare find. "It's extremely rare for pearls to occur naturally in the wild," he said. "Most of the pearls you see are cultivated or come from pearl oysters. I've never come across anyone who has found a wild pearl before. It's extremely unusual and he's a very lucky man."
Humphries said he plans to keep the pearl and make it into a piece of jewelry. (UPI)
YouTube has become a huge part of the way we enjoy video – and for many people, it has replaced watching television altogether.
The question is, how much longer will it be until we have to start paying for YouTube?
Computer geeks have analyzed the programming code in the latest update of the YouTube app and found that a paid-for version might be right around the corner.
This might mean that certain channels would require a paid subscription, while the rest of the YouTube service would remain as is.
Stay tuned to see how it all turns out.
Fantasia wants to take fans on a new kind of ride with her next album, Side Effects of You, which is set to drop on April 23rd.
The American Idol champ says, "It reflects a body of work that I call ‘rock soul,’ where I’m exploring a new and refreshing sound that reflects my vocal versatility and appreciation for international appeal, [and] artistically expressing myself the way I've wanted to for years."
Fantasia's album features appearances by Missy Elliott and Kelly Rowland, and co-writing turns from Emeli Sande and Harmony Samuels.
Whether we like to admit it or not, everyone plays favorites. This goes for all aspects of life – even parenthood.
According to a new British survey, one in 12 parents admit to having a favorite child.
On top of that, 62 percent said that they did not give their children equal attention.
The most common reason parents gave one child special attention was due to having a “stronger bond” with that kid. Another reason was because the other children behaved worse.
According to a new study, relationship anxiety might lower immunity – and lead people to get sick more easily.
Researchers found the biggest health effects come from attachment anxiety. People who are always worried about being rejected and constantly seek reassurance that they are loved are at the greatest risk.
On the other hand, people who are comfortable with themselves – and the state of their romantic relationship – end up having stronger immunity. (UPI)
Russian President Vladimir Putin is banning smoking in several public places – and will be limiting the sale of cigarettes starting this June.
While here in America we’re getting used to big-time restrictions on smoking, the Russians are going out of their minds because of the new laws.
You see, almost everybody smokes in Russia.
Except for places like hospitals or schools, you were pretty much allowed to smoke wherever you wanted, at any time.
Putin plans to stop people from smoking while on the job, at restaurants, on boats, in subways, and on long distance trains. (Daily Mail)
Officials in one Chinese town decided it would be a good idea to show residents that the grass was greener on their side of the fence – by drenching the ground in gallons of green paint.
Folks in Chengdu province got an early spring when they left their houses the other morning to see the grass all around them a bright shade of green, a major change from the dreary brown of the previous night. One resident, whose mood was supposed to be lifted by the act, said, "When I walked on the green grass the paint came off on my sneakers. What kind of fool tried to beat nature like this?"
Town officials defended the action, saying people feel more positive when surrounded by green. (Orange News)
Melissa Etheridge's syndicated radio show has scored a Gracie Award, for Outstanding Talk Show in the Entertainment/Information category.
The Gracies are presented each year by the Alliance for Women in Media Foundation to honor programming that is created by women, for women and about women. Melissa says, "I've won Grammys and an Oscar, but there is something especially meaningful about being recognized with a Gracie."
The 38th annual Gracie Awards will be presented on May 21th at the Beverly Hilton in Los Angeles.
Decorating your car with bumper stickers is usually reserved for young drivers, but there is a new trend, however, among the minivan driving, soccer mom crowd. No, it isn't "My child is an honor roll student and better than yours" stickers. It's the stick figure family portraits. It's like the new "Baby on Board" sign.
It seems like almost every family car has one – some including pets, hobbies and even names! The consensus seems to be people either really love them or can't stand them! (TheStir)
A dog owner in Florida found out his pooch was a real hunting dog, after the critter pumped a bullet into his leg as he drove down the highway.
Gregory Dale Lanier said that he was tooling down the road when his dog jumped onto the floor and discharged the nine-millimeter weapon, which the owner thought was unloaded. Lanier heard a loud noise, saw smoke, then felt a burning in his leg. Since he was not seriously injured, neither he nor the pup was charged in the incident.
Sounds like a case of "stand your hound" to us. (Highlands Today)
Seth MacFarlane isn't the only one saying "no way" to hosting next year's Oscars. Tina Fey says you can count her out, too.
The SNL alum's name came up during Sunday night's Oscar telecast, when William Shatner -- who appeared on the show "from the future" as Captain James T. Kirk to explain how poorly Seth's hosting gig would be received by the media -- asked, "Why couldn't they get Tina and Amy [Poehler] to host?"
But Tina -- who co-hosted the Golden Globes with Amy this year -- tells the Huffington Post she's not interested in the Oscars. "I just feel like that gig is so hard. Especially for, like, a woman -- the amount of months that would be spent trying on dresses alone... No way."
Melissa Etheridge waxed nostalgic over the weekend, while attending the launch of an exhibit called Coming Out in Long Beach. The LGBT history project opened Sunday at the Historical Society of Long Beach, California, an L.A. suburb where Etheridge played at a lesbian bar called Que Sera shortly after moving to the L.A.-area from Boston in the mid-1980s.
Etheridge tells Gay Star News that the club was where she got her feet wet in politics: "I remember being cornered at the bar by those lesbians saying, 'Are you registered to vote?' They were organizing. It was the '80s, AIDS was just coming. This town really pulled together.''
A cop in Toronto is facing departmental charges and the possible loss of his job because he failed to investigate a group of people yelling racial slurs ... at him!
Dameian Muirhead was called to investigate a rowdy house party and was met by a group of drunk and angry guests who showered him with taunts and lines like, "I'd love to see that guy hanging from a tree."
A party-goer initially lodged a complaint against Muirhead for his "rudeness," and after both men testified, the racial slurs came to light – leading prosecutors to charge the cop with insubordination for not reporting them in the first place.
Muirhead's trial is due to wrap up this week. (Toronto Star)
Jennifer Aniston has picked a wedding date and is busily planning for the big day.
According to People magazine, Jen has already chosen a wedding band and has a dress in mind for her nuptials with Justin Theroux, which will take place "soon" after she wraps shooting a movie in early March.
But the wedding isn't expected to be a lavish soiree. A source says, "It will be a small affair with their closest friends."
Apparently yogurt is food for girls, not men. Seriously. According to Powerful Yogurt, a new brand of Greek yogurt made for men only, men need a manly yogurt or they won't eat it.
But other than coming in a "man sized" 8-ounce cup, there is no real difference between brogurt and the Greek yogurt women eat. The creators of Powerful Yogurt claim that the product was developed by a team of sports nutritionists, trainers, and food scientists to help guys lose fat, gain muscle, and improve digestive health. How is this different from what yogurt does for women? Anyone else confused? (Gurl)
The average adult needs 8 hours of sleep a night for peak performance. Unfortunately, the average person only gets about 6 hours. That's over two weeks of lost sleep each year. Talk about running on empty!
Most people work a lot more than 40 hours a week, not to mention juggling kids, relationships, college or graduate school, and a social life. It's no wonder that, according to a recent study, 3 in 10 people fall asleep at their work desks every month. Being sleep deprived is bad for your health and bad for your career as well. (JaneDough)
Dating is hard! There are so many rules each gender is supposed to follow to play the game right. Are all these rules really worth following? When people click, does it really matter if you follow "the rules"?
Here are some old school dating rules that you should ignore ...
An Indiana Wal-Mart employee got a lesson on the way the cookie crumbles after she was fired and hauled off to jail after opening a bag of Oreos and eating a few without paying.
Penny Winters was slapped with felony theft charges after her bosses examined surveillance tape and saw her consume "multiple cookies," rendering a large bag of cookies unsellable – and costing the multi-billion-dollar company a whopping 11 bucks.
Winters claimed she found an open package of the cookies near a cash register and assumed that they had been provided for free by management – but she did admit to grabbing a snack off the shelves from time to time while on duty.
The chain is pressing charges, so Winters will stand trial this summer. (The Smoking Gun)
Barney the Labrador wasn't feeling too well at his home in England. He appeared sluggish and in bad spirits.
His owner Kim Woollard was worried he might've eaten something that he wasn't supposed to, as Barney was prone to do ... and she was right.
But what Kim didn't expect was that her beloved Barney ate 109 stones he found at the beach!
The lab underwent an operation to get all the rocks out of his belly and, shockingly, he's just fine. (Examiner.com)
GRAY BAR HOTEL
Spending the night in jail is probably at the bottom of most people's to-do list. But some Dutch people are paying a pretty penny to spend a night in the pen.
That's because the 150-year-old Het Arresthuis prison, one of the most notorious prisons in the Netherlands, has been converted into a magnificent hotel featuring 40 state-of-the art guest rooms, a sauna, fitness center, central patio with olive trees, and an organic herb garden.
The craziest thing is, this isn't even the first prison to convert into a hotel. We'll just sit and wait until Alcatraz becomes available for a weekend getaway. (Daily Mail)
RUSSIAN TOURIST IS NOT IMPRESSED
We all have pictures of ourselves grinning excitedly in front of some famous monument on vacation. But you know who doesn't have those pictures? A 42-year-old Russian traveler named Vitaly Zelkovsky. The snapshots of him posing stone-faced in front of several attractions around the world have become a popular meme on the internet, and we can't help but think the idea of a guy who looks like a member of the KGB taking selfies around the world is hilarious. Apparently, we're not alone. (Uproxx.com)
TURN IN A GUN, GET BEYONCE TICKETS
With Beyonce tickets going for as much as $800, it sure would be nice to get a deal on the show.
Well now, you can ... provided you have a gun ... and you want to turn it in.
It's a program called "Guns for Greatness," and it's the brainchild of manager Michael "Blue" Williams, who looks after celebs like Outkast and CeeLo.
Basically, the deal is anyone who turns their gun(s) into their police station would receive free mentoring and tickets to a show on Beyonce’s tour, which kicks off in August.
“The Beyoncé show is coming to Brooklyn; the Jay-Z show is coming to Yankee Stadium. Our goal is to reach out to individuals who are in my industry, in my world and who I have an association with and get their support,” Williams told the Daily News. “I think we should all work together to help get guns off the streets.”
There's been no official word from Beyonce yet, but fans on Twitter have expressed their support for the idea. (Yahoo)
SIGNS YOU'RE GOOD IN BED
Women have various theories on how to tell if a man is good in bed without even knowing him – the way he dances, how he walks, the way he carries himself overall. Sure, none of these may be true – but it's fun to speculate.
Guys speculate just as much as women about how to tell if a girl is good in bed. But now, according to some relationship experts, there are some weird signs actually backed by science that might give them a clue into a woman's more adventurous side. Here are some weird ways guys can tell if a girl is good in bed:
Perez Hilton took time out from gossiping about the stars today (Wednesday) to announce that he's a dad.
On his site, the celebrity blogger wrote, "I am ready to announce that earlier this month I was blessed with the birth of my first child, a beautiful and healthy baby boy - with lots of hair on his tiny head! I am so humbled to welcome this little man into my life. And I am honored and ready for the challenge of guiding him through his.”
No other details of the birth were given, though it's believed that he adopted the baby.
Sheryl Crow headlined a secret show in Nashville Tuesday night to preview tracks from her first country album, which is due later this fall. Sheryl kicked off the set with her debut pop smash “All I Wanna Do,” before premiering a new tune called “Shotgun.” She then invited surprise guest Blake Shelton to the stage for “Steve McQueen." Later, Sheryl and Blake’s wife Miranda Lambert swapped vocals on “Are You Strong Enough.” Brad Paisley joined Sheryl on “Real Gone” and the new tune “Waterproof Mascara,” which they co-wrote together. The set also included Sheryl’s debut country single “Easy” and her signature hit “If It Makes You Happy.”
Duck Dynasty, Melissa King and Dancing with the Stars are hot on Google and Twitter.
One of America's most popular beer makers has been accused of watering down their brews. Class-action lawsuits have been filed in New Jersey, Pennsylvania and California on behalf of beer drinkers after former employees at Anheuser-Busch claimed they watered down many of their popular beers.
Budweiser, Michelob, Natural Ice and Bud Light Platinum are among the beers included in the lawsuits, which are each seeking more than $5 million in damages. Lawyers maintain that the watered-down beer contained three-to-eight percent less alcohol than what was stated on the labels.
Anheuser-Busch says "the claims against [them] are completely false, and these lawsuits are groundless…Our beers are in full compliance with all alcohol labeling laws."
Apparently, some people will go to extremes to have their cookies just the way they like them.
In an apparent publicity stunt and marketing campaign, "physicist and copywriter" David Neevel claims he built an Oreo separator machine for the sole purpose of scrapping the crème off his Oreos, so he can have his cookies they way he likes them.
Neevel says the built the machine using aluminum scraps, wood, motors and wires and it took its toll on his social life. He says, "It was a big-time commitment to build the machine. I didn't get to see my girlfriend or my dog for hours at a time."
Source: ABC News
The potentially disastrous sequester spending cuts are just a day away, but it seems that few Americans are overly concerned.
The American public seems to be treating this latest budget crisis like the boy who cried wolf. We've heard it all before. President Obama calls out the Republicans for their unwillingness to deal; Congress criticizes the president for failing to cut spending; neither side seems willing to budge -- until there's a last minute deal.
TWITTER BIRTHDAY SHOUT-OUTS
Celebs with birthdays today: Eric Lindros, Rae Dawn Chong, John Turturro, Gilbert Gottfried, Bernadette Peters, Mario Andretti, Gavin MacLeod