Lisa Blount Found Dead on Wednesday

Actress and producer, Lisa Blount was found dead on Wednesday by her mother, at her home in Little Rock, Arkansas. The Academy Award Winner was only 53-years-old.

As of now, there is no known cause of death. The Pulaski County Coroner is reporting that there looks to be no signs of foul play. While her body was not found until Wednesday, it appears as though she may have died on Monday.

Blount had been married to Ray McKinnon, also an actor. He was out of town when her body was discovered.

Blount made her debut in show business in 1969 in “Sam’s Song”. What she is most remembered for is her part as “Lynette Pomeroy in the movie “An Officer and a Gentleman”. She also played the part of Bobbi Stakowski in a FOX TV series called “Profit”.

She won an Academy Award for “best live action short film” in 2001 for a film called “The Accountant”, in which her husband Ray McKinnon was the star.

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Taylor Swift’s “Mean” Track & Lyrics are Released

On Monday, October 25, Taylor Swift is set to release her all new album entitled “Speak Now”. However, Swift gave us all a little peak at one more track on the new album. Yesterday, the 20-year-old country pop star released the song “Mean”. “After looking over the “Mean” lyrics, it appears as though the rising musician takes aim at some of her critics. Some say she is singing about her ex-boyfriend, Joe Jonas, while others say she’s referring to John Mayer in her lyrics. Your decide for yourself.
You can listen to the entire “Mean” song here:

Here are some of the lyrics to the new song “Mean”:

You, with your words like knives
And swords and weapons that you use against me,
You, have knocked me off my feet again,
Got me feeling like I’m nothing.
You, with your voice like nails on a chalkboard
Calling me out when I’m wounded.
You, pickin’ on the weaker man.

Well you can take me down,
With just one single blow.
But you don’t know, what you don’t know,

Someday, I’ll be living in a big old city,
And all you’re ever gonna be is mean.
Someday, I’ll be big enough so you can’t hit me,
And all you’re ever gonna be is mean.
Why you gotta be so mean?

Taylor Swift released her debut album in 2006, entitled “Tim McGraw”. Since then, she has been rising to the top of the Billboard charts, and has won several prestigious awards. She has won 4 Grammy Awards, which include the “Album of the Year” award for “Fearless”.

Twitter Users on Brett Favre Scandal, Jenn Sterger Sexting Pics & Deadspin

As of now, it’s just a huge scandal, with not much backing. Did Brett Favre really take part in sexting Jenn Sterger when he played for the Jets like Deadspin sources say?

If so, it could be bad news for the Minnesota Vikings QB. The NFL is investigating the matter, and should relatively easily be able to come to a conclusion. All they have to do is get hold of the cell phone records for calls and text/photo messages sent to Jenn Sterge’rs phone. If they can do that, it should be easy to determine if these calls and sexting messages came from a phone used by Favre. Whether the NFL can get hold of these records is not known yet.

Here is what the Twitter nation has been saying about the whole scandal (with twitter user names removed).

* “I don’t believe these Brett Favre rumors on Deadspin.com.”
* “Brett Favre has his hands full with tears.”
* “Jenn Sterger turned down Brett Favre… too funny!”
* “I hope this Favre scandal helps make the Vikings lose team chemistry.”
* “Is Brett Favre so stupid that he would really be sexting Playboy model Jenn Sterger?”
* “I don’t believe this Favre rumor on Deadspin. He’s not that crazy… I don’t think..”
* “Brett Favre is still the love of my life, even if these sexting rumors are true.”

There are plenty of mixed reactions to this scandal, as some people are believing the rumors, while others deny them. Once the NFL decides what to do about the incident, people will be able to make more conclusive opinions on how they really feel about Favre.

Are Banks Open On Columbus Day? How about The USPS?

It seems like every Columbus Day brings the confusion of not knowing what is open and what isn’t. Columbus Day, unlike many national holidays sort of falls in a gray area. Many business’s are open, however, some of them are not. While most schools are closed today, many normal business’s remain open. Are banks and the USPS open today? Nope. Today is a bank holiday, however the New York Stock Exchange is open to a regular day of trading. Seems a bit odd considering the financial backbone of the country is shut down.

The USPS, otherwise known as the post office, is also closed today. Below is a schedule of USPS holidays:

  • January 1 – New Year’s Day
  • January 18 – Martin Luther King Jr’s Birthday
  • February 15 – Washington’s Birthday (President’s Day)
  • May 31 – Memorial Day
  • July 5 – Independence Day
  • September 6 – Labor Day
  • October 11 – Columbus Day
  • November 11 – Veterans Day
  • November 25 – Thanksgiving Day
  • December 25 – Christmas Day
  • January 1, 2011 – New Year’s Day

If you ended up getting off today, thank your boss, because a majority of employers remain open on Columbus Day.

Schwarzenegger Signs Bill Decriminalizing Marijuana Despite Opposing Prop 19

The California Governor, Schwarzenegger, who opposes Proposition 19, this morning signed a landmark bill in the state of California which decriminalizes the possession of marijuana. For those wondering, this does not make marijuana possession legal, but it no longer will be a misdemeanor offense. Instead of the mandatory fine of $100 as well as the mandatory appearance in front of a judge, the outcome of being caught with marijuana will now simply be a $100 fine. The new law will be in effect on January 1st and include anyone caught with up to an ounce of marijuana. Basically the possession of the drug is seen no different by California now than speeding is.

Schwarzenegger signed the bill because it will save the state a ton of money since there will no longer need to be a judge and attorneys appointed to each and every one of the misdemeanor offenses involving marijuana possession. Last year alone there were 60,000 Californians caught with the drug, and in the last decade approximately 500,000 offenders.

Schwarzenegger however remains against November’s Proposition 19 (known as Prop 19) vote to legalize the drug.

Joseph Cerniglia Joins Rachel Brown, As Second Gordan Ramsay Show Suicide

Gordan Ramsay’s hit television shows, Hell’s Kitchen, and Kitchen Nightmares has seen two of his featured chefs kill themselves in the last three years. Yesterday news broke that the Body of Joseph Cerniglia was found floating in the Hudson River after apparently jumping off of the George Washington Bridge. His death was ruled a suicide. The father of 3 boys unfortunately took his own life for unknown reasons Although Cerniglia stated back in 2007, on Kitchen Nightmares, that he owed at that very moment $80,000 in cold hard cash to his purveyors, things seemed to get better after the show for the chef and restaurant owner.

That wasn’t the only death of a contestant on Gordan Ramsay’s show though. In 2007, a year after finishing in 5th place on Hell’s Kitchen, Rachel Brown shot herself to death in her family’s Dallas Texas home. She was eliminated on the show’s 5th episode, but returned for the season finale to help chef Heather West win the competition.

Our hearts go out to both families of these two great chefs, as well as all those who got close to them on Gordan Ramsay’s Hell’s Kitchen show.

Pokémon Apocalypse Movie Trailer is Fake

For those of you that were hoping for a new Pokemon Apocalypse movie, the rumors that you have been hearing lately are not true.

Two days ago, a Pokémon Apokélypse Trailer was posted on YouTube. The trailer is HD quality and the graphics are done extremely well. However, even though it may seem like a legitimate movie trailer, it is simply created by fans of Pokemon.

Pokemon Apocalypse is not really coming to theaters near you, but the trailer is certainly entertaining to watch.

With all of this said, the Pokemon Apocalypse trailer really was created in response to another supposedly ‘leaked’ Pokemon movie trailer that was posted on YouTube on September 14. There really has been no confirmation yet, as to whether or not the leaked trailer is real. The internet still remains divided.

Here is the original Pokemon movie trailer that was posted on YouTube on September 14. You decide for yourself if it is real.

Now here is the fan-made Pokemon Apocalypse movie trailer that was posted on September 20.

KI-VOLTAGE PRODUCTIONS presents “POKEMON: APOKELYPSE:”

Whether there is a real live-action Pokemon movie coming about, is not known for sure. We feel that the original leaked trailer is bogus, but this does not mean a movie isn’t in the making.

For those of you who do not know, Pokémon is the second most lucrative video game based media franchise in the world, behind only Super Mario Brothers. Pokémon has been merchandised into anime, trading cards, manga, books, toys and other media merchandise. There have been over 200 million copies of video games sold in the Pokemon franchise.

What do you think? Is the original leaked Pokemon trailer genuine?

New Planet Discovered: Gliese 581g is a ‘Goldilocks’ Planet

*** This article is from the archives as it was originally published on this domain on September 30th 2010: Uploaded here September 10th 2016 ***

Scientists have announced that they have discovered a new planet that they are calling Gliese581 (or Gliese 581g), that falls in the “Goldilocks’ zone. A ‘Goldilocks’ planet is one which is an appropriate distance from the sun, meaning that it could be habitable for human beings, as well as other forms of life.

The new planet has all the aspects needed for life, including gravity, an atmosphere, and an average temperature of approximately 10.5 degrees Fahrenheit. The atmosphere and gravity on the planet mean that there is a really good chance there could be water on it. All of these conditions make Gliese 581 g very livable for human beings.

The planet is located 20 light years from Earth, yet is still very very similar to earth as far as living conditions go. 20 light years away seems extremely long to a normal human being, but in terms of astronomy, it really isn’t all that far. Gliese 581g has a mass approximately 3 1/2 times that of Earth, and it only takes 37 days to orbit its sun.

Could Gliese 581g have alien life on it? Scientist plan to look further into that question.

“We had planets on both sides of the habitable zone – one too hot and one too cold, and now we have one in the middle that’s just right,” explained Steve Vogt, the co-discoverer of Gliese 581g.

Vogt also went on to say, “Our findings offer a very compelling case for a potentially habitable planet.”

These findings come only days after officials from the U.S. Airforce came out and reported that they had been hiding information about UFOs and Aliens that had disabled nuclear weapons on a testing base. Could we be close to finding Alien life? It’s very possible.