Happy birthday to Tyga who is 24 today
Rob Ford Gets TV Show – Stripped Of Power – Rob Ford has been in the news lately for his admittance to cocaine and alcohol abuse and his vulgar poom poom remarks during a recent interview. Well, the Toronto mayor is in the news again and this time it’s for his new TV show. The show is called “Ford Nation” and it aired last night. Rob and his brother Doug were on the show. His brother Doug is on the 44 member Toronto city council that actually stripped some of Ford’s powers away in the midst of his crazy behavior. The show will continue to air Monday nights at 8PM on Toronto TV. Sun News’ VP said that after the Ford’s previous radio show was cancelled earlier this month they approached them about having their own show. He was happy to announce that they agreed and said “We are in the age of reality TV and it doesn’t get more real than the Fords.” There hasn’t been much information released about the format of the show but in speaking about his life changes Rob Ford stated “I’ve admitted to drinking too much, OK. So I’m dealing with it. I’m training every day. I’m in the gym two hours every day. I’m seeking professional help. I’m not an alcoholic. I’m not a drug addict.”
New App That Could Save Your Life – A new app called Hula is changing the way people get their STD results and share them with their sexual partner. You can go to a pre-verified clinic and have their tests conducted. At the clinic they can opt to have the results of their procedures sent to their phone and you’ll get a message with your results. There’s no way for them to be changed so you know its legit- the clinic that was visited can also be reviewed via the app. The CEO of the app is hoping to make STD testing more transparent and hopes that the trusted results from the app will be shared among sexual partners. He said, “I think we have the opportunity to make such a big difference here, and it’s [STD treatment] such a solvable thing.”
Zimmerman Charged With Assault – George Zimmerman literally just got away with assault against his ex-wife from a fight that happened back in September. Well yesterday, Zimmerman was arrested after a “domestic disturbance” with his girlfriend Samantha Scheibe. Samantha called police and said that Zimmerman had pushed her, broke all her stuff including a glass table and pointed a shotgun at her face. Her call to 911 in part said, “He’s in my house, breaking all my s— because I asked him to leave. He’s got a freaking gun breaking all my stuff right now.” Zimmerman of course denies the allegations and after police were already on the scene he called 911 to say “My girlfriend has … for lack of a better word, gone crazy on me.” The dispatcher shaded him and asked why he was calling 911 when police were already there and he said “I just want everyone to know the truth” he continued “I never pulled a firearm. I never displayed it. When I was packing it I’m sure she saw it. I keep it next to the bed. When she changed, she just started smashing stuff. Taking stuff that belonged to me. Throwing it outside. Throwing it out of her room. Throwing it all over the house. She broke a glass table.” Police have not yet recovered a gun from the scene and arrested Zimmerman on the scene. He is being held without bond and is facing a felony charge of aggravated assault, battery, domestic violence and criminal mischief. He’ll appear before a judge today.
Playstation 4’s Are Defective? – Playstation 4’s which went on sale last week are getting some pretty bad reports back from users who were the first to buy them. Hundreds of buyers have gone online to report that their systems shut down after working for only a short time or that they failed to boot up all together. A representative for Sony issued an official statement on behalf of the company saying “We are aware that some people have reported issues with their PlayStation 4 systems. We are closely monitoring for additional reports, but we think these are isolated incidents and represent a very small percentage of total units shipped to consumers to date.” As of yesterday there were more than 600 of these reports.
Princeton U. to Give Students Meningitis B Vaccine – I’ve been telling you about the meningitis cases at Princeton well yesterday they decided make available a meningitis vaccine that hasn’t been approved in the U.S. to stop the spread of the disease on campus.
Mandela Not Doing Good – 95 year old South African Icon, Nelson Mandela’s health has been very fragile these last few months. According to reports the tubes inserted in Mandela’s lungs are preventing him from talking so he is forced to communicate via facial expressions. His wife told reporters “He remains very sensitive to any germs, so he has to be kept literally sterile. The bedroom there [at his home] is like an ICU ward.” Doctors hope that he will recover his voice but for now the tubes are necessary to prevent infection. Mandela was hospitalized back in June for an initial lung infection and after months of intensive care was released from the hospital to be treated at home. Other than his inability to speak he is said to be in stable condition.
Orgasm War In Japan – A new late night show in Japan is definitely turning some heads. The show is called ‘Orgasm Wars’ and features gay men competing to try and make straight men climax. Each straight man is paired with a homosexual opponent to see who will win the orgasm war. If the gay man is successful in making the straight man orgasm he wins. One of the episodes features a Japanese porn star who is left in a room with a gay man who has 40 minutes to perform oral sex on him. Watch the NSFW show HERE.
Oxford University Names Word Of The Year – And it is “selfie.” Yup Oxford’s 2013 Word Of The Year. The Oxford dictionaries publisher said that “selfie” saw a big jump in usage over the past year to become a mainstream word for any self-taken photo. Runners-up included: “twerk” (thanks Miley!); “showrooming,” which means visiting stores to look at a product before buying it online for less money; digital money “Bitcoin”; and “binge-watch,” watching many episodes of a TV show in a row.