Wednesday, February 4, 2009


Greetings BLOGGERS!!!

We are a week away from Valentines day, you got everything in ORDER?

Tomorrow before 7am another chance to QUALIFY for the Best Valentines Day ever! Make sure your listening to grab some cool stuff for V-DAY and make you life just that much easier. For more details check our home page here at catcountry951 DOT COM.

Stuff going ON THIS YEAR!

• February: American Heart Month, Bake for Family Fun Month, Library Lovers' Month, African American/Black History Month, Bird Feeding Month, Hot Breakfast Month, Time Management Month, Return Shopping Carts to the Supermarket Month
• February 8: Grammy Awards on CBS
• February 13: Friday the 13th!
• February 17: Last day of analog television in the U.S.
• February 17: Academy Award final ballots due
• February 21: Golden Raspberry Award winners announced
• February 22: 81st annual Academy Awards
• March: Music In Our Schools Month, National Caffeine Awareness Month, National Craft Month, National Eye Donor Month, National Frozen Food Month, National Nutrition Month, National On-Hold Month, National Umbrella Month, Red Cross Month, Optimism Month
• March 3: Return the Borrowed Books Week
• March 9: Dancing with the Stars begins
• April: National Car Care Month, National Kite Month, National Poetry Month, National Soft Pretzel Month
• April 2: ER's final episode
• April 4: Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony
• April 5: 44th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards, Las Vegas
• April 29: President Obama's 100th day in office
• May 7: 2009 U.S. Ches Championship, St. Louis
• May 29: Jay Leno's last Tonight Show
• June 1: Conan O'Brien takes over Tonight Show
• August 11: USPS begins selling Early TV Memories stamps
• September 19: Talk Like A Pirate Day
• December 22: Spain's Christmas Lottery drawing. (Over $3 billion in prizes


AMERICAN IDOL (8p ET, FOX) -- More from Hollywood. A new "Lie to Me" follows.

LOST (9p ET, ABC) -- Kate learns that someone knows the secret of Aaron's parentage in this new episode. A repeat of last week's "Lost" airs before.

LIFE (9p ET, NBC) -- "Life" returns with new episodes tonight. A new "Knight Rider" airs before.


Google has added another dimension to Google Earth with the addition of video footage underwater. [You can now watch Michael Phelps swim like a fish and also smoke like one.]

In Singapore someone stole from a museum 10 rare tortoises. [It was the world’s slowest getaway.]

Iran announced that it has sent its own satellite into orbit. [For the first time in my entire life I’m suddenly overcome by the overwhelming urge to shop for curtains.]

Remember the woman who had the eight babies? [It gets stranger. She just named all of them George Foreman.]

The woman who gave birth to octuplets has been deluged with show business offers. [Maybe should could do a Xerox commercial.]

Authorities in North Carolina raided a $40,000 cockfighting tournament. [I love animals but for $40,000 I’d put on a chicken suit and get in the ring.]

Doctors report successfully removing a donated kidney through a woman's vagina. [Didn't David Blaine do that?]

The lesbian couple whose court battle led to the legalization of same-sex marriage in Massachusetts has filed for divorce. [Turns out one of the most important parts of a marriage is being able to bring a beer to a lazy man on a couch.]

Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama was released from hospital earlier this week after brief treatment for a pinched nerve in his arm. [The Dalai Lama has been advised to, from now on, only play video games while lying on his back.]

Australian Customs has foiled a Melbourne man's attempt to smuggle two live pigeons from Dubai by strapping them to his legs. [I know the in-flight meals are bad, but come on.]

Starbucks is coming out with value meals. [Great news since I love dipping fries in my latte.]

Starbucks is coming out with value meals. [You can get a latte, a sandwich, and a side for just fifty bucks.]

A boy in California has been born with 24 fingers and toes. [Can you say 'math genius'?]

KATIE COURIC'S ALL ACCESS GRAMMY SPECIAL (9p ET, CBS) -- Katie Couric gets personal with some of music's leading artists as she interviews past and present Grammy nominees, including Justin Timberlake, Lil' Wayne, Katy Perry and Taylor Swift. Repeats of "Criminal Minds" and "CSI: NY" air before and after.

LAW & ORDER (10p ET, NBC) -- A new episode.

LIFE ON MARS (10p ET, ABC) -- A new episode.

TOP CHEF (10p ET, Bravo) -- The contestants cook at Le Bernadin where their final product will be judged by chef Eric Ripert.

DAMAGES (10p ET, FX) -- A new episode.


The preliminary ratings for the Super Bowl were just that -- preliminary. Newly revised ratings from Nielsen Media Research show that Sunday's game made ratings history, earning an average of 98.7 million viewers, or 1.2 million more than the previous Super Bowl record set just last year. The preliminary ratings, released on Monday, suggested that this year’s Super Bowl came in second behind last year’s match-up.

While you're watching the Grammys on Sunday night, ABC will be announcing the next cast of Dancing With The Stars. Calling it the All Night Name Drop, Tom Bergeron will reveal the season eight dancing celebs throughout ABC's prime-time schedule . Immediately following each cast member's unveiling, will post the updated list online. Season 8 kicks off Monday, March 9.

Recently engaged Dancing with the Stars pro Karina Smirnoff is recovering well from a recent knee surgery, and looks forward to Dancing's new season. She says she expects to be 100 percent for the show.

Terminator Salvation assistant director and associate producer Bruce Franklin has gone on record with what he says is an explanation for why Christian Bale blew up on the set of the movie. Franklin said, "If you are working in a very intense scene and someone takes you out of your groove ... He is very intensely involved in his character. He didn’t walk around like that all day long. It was just a moment and it passed. This was my second movie with Christian and it has always been a good experience with him. He is so dedicated to the craft. I think someone is begging to make some noise about this but I don’t think it’s fair."

... Actor Terry Crews, one of Christian Bale's co-stars on Terminator Salvation, says (to of Bale's rant on the set: "Anyone can have a bad day. I'd get mad too if I was the number one star in the world and people started to mess with me. ... I'm vouching for him. I know he's a nice guy. I know he's all about his work. He's one of the greatest actors out there."

(BALE is still an idiot and dos not need to treat HUMAN BEINGS like that, if I were you i'd burn all your batman Bale related stuff, and NEVER again support that IDIOT!)

Gossip blog IanUnderCover says a "top CBS News employee" says that Katie Couric's days at CBS are numbered. "Plain and simple, it just has not worked out," the source said. "The people at the top are planning for the future, and Katie is not part of that plan."

Mark Wahlberg, a producer of Entourage, has remained pretty much mum over the Jeremy Piven ordeal, but this week he jumped to Piven's defense. Wahlberg insisted the actor was not making up excuses to leave the Broadway revival of Speed-the-Plow when he announced that doctors had advised him to quit the show. "It's unfortunate. There's no one more disappointed about it than him," Wahlberg said.

Bobby Brown girlfriend, Alicia Etheridge, is pregnant and the baby will be Bobby's fifth. He has one with Whitney Houston and three others from previous relationships.

Miley Cyrus has traded in the Porsche she received for her 16th birthday for a black Prius. The singer/actress said she didn't enjoy driving the Porsche, which she inherited from her mom, because it was bad for the environment.

Spoof rockers Spinal Tap are recording their first new material in 16 years. The heavy metal band, created by Harry Shearer, Michael McKean and Christopher Guest, shot to fame in the mockumentary This Is Spinal Tap in 1984 and went on to record two albums.

The producers of Slumdog Millionaire are reportedly going to launch a British television spin-off, in which millionaires will visit Mumbai slums to help poor families. The new show, called Secret Slumdog Millionaire, also takes its name from a successful British television show Secret Millionaire, in which wealthy businessmen and women move incognito into poor communities and select a person or project for charity.

Britney Spears' former manager and friend, Osama "Sam" Lutfi, has filed a lawsuit against the singer and her parents for libel and defamation. Lutfi filed his claim Tuesday, just three days after a judge granted Spears' father a restraining order against Lutfi and paparazzo Adnan Ghalib. Lutfi's libel claim cites Lynne Spears' recent book, "Through the Storm," and says it is filled with "false statements."

Bye, bye Playboy Mansion. Hello, new reality show spinoff. Girls Next Door star Kendra Wilkinson is getting her very own E! series. Cameras will follow the 23-year-old buxom blonde as she navigates life without Hugh Hefner (i.e., doing laundry, going grocery shopping and even paying her own paying bills). We'll also watch her plan her wedding to a football star (Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Hank Basket). The show premieres this fall.

I was parked in front of the tube the beginning of the week and this is what I found it was amazing TV LOL!!


• Saving all your calories for a big dinner. Yes, cutting calories leads to weight loss, but if you save most of the calories you do eat for the end of the day, your body will go haywire - making you eat more. A study from the National Institute on Aging found that people who ate their daily calories in one super-sized meal produced more of a hunger hormone, than when they ate the same number in three square meals. A smarter move is to eat about 450 calories at breakfast, and roughly the same amount every five hours. That will keep your appetite balanced.

• Assuming that healthy, natural foods are low in calories. Researchers found that people consistently underestimate the calories in nutritious items such as yogurt, or even fish and baked chicken. Just because a food is healthy, that doesn't mean you can eat big portions. If you are, this could be the reason you're not losing weight. So, count ALL calories. Once you learn that half-a-cup of cereal, a cup of orange juice or a handful of nuts can be 200 calories or more, you'll be more careful about how much you eat.

• Setting "short-term" weight-loss goals. The National Weight Control Registry estimates that only 20% of dieters successfully keep off the weight they've lost for more than a year. That's because after we reach our goal, we tend to let old eating habits creep back in. So, think of healthy eating as an overall "lifestyle change" rather than a diet. People who succeed at weight-loss consistently eat the same way even after they've slimmed down. They key is to make small, healthy changes that you can maintain, so they become long-term habits.

But wait: it does not stop there:


from Newsweek

[1] Fat-Free Diets, which claim you can eat whatever you want as long as it has no fat. The truth is: Extra fat does add calories, but foods labeled "fat-free" aren't necessarily low-fat. In fact, a lot of fat-free products are packed with extra sugar, and often have the same number of calories – or even more – than the regular versions.

[2] Snack-Pack Diets. The theory is that sorting cookies and chips into 100-calorie packs limits the damage from a snack attack. The truth is: Most 100-calorie snack packs contain junk food with no filling fiber – so you may eat more later because you're still hungry. Instead, look for more nutritious choices, like a piece of fruit, or half a chicken sandwich with mustard on whole-wheat bread.

[3] The Couch-Potato Diet, which claims you can lose weight without exercise if you just cut back on calories. The truth is: Dieters who change their eating habits, and walk 30 minutes on most days are more likely to lose weight and keep it off.

[4] Any Detox Diet where you can supposedly lose weight by drinking odd concoctions, like lemon juice and cayenne pepper. Doctors point out that your body is made to detoxify itself and there's no evidence that purging makes you healthier, or any more likely to lose weight.

[5] Beef-and-Bacon Diets, which claim you can eat all protein you want, without worrying about fat. The fact is, cutting down on carbs like white rice and flour can help you lose weight, but eating mostly fatty meat just isn't healthy. You'd be better off eating a balanced diet of grilled chicken and fish, produce, whole grain carbs, and low-fat dairy.

And as we all know, V-Day is approaching fast and some of us are on a diet check this out:


With the economy in the toilet, it's hard to justify spending $400 on one cliche-filled night, especially when almost 50 percent of girls said they aren't expecting much this Valentine's Day. Frangrance maker AXE partnered with dating and relationship expert Amy Spencer to help guys buck tradition and think outside the heart-shaped box.

INSTEAD OF: Expensive dinner on the town

WHY DON'T YOU: Tailgate for breakfast. Valentine's Day falls on a Saturday this year, providing an additional nine hours of free time to impress your lady love. Start her day with a surprise of pancakes -- heart shaped if you'd like -- and her favorite non-fat, no-foam latte. Or, add a surprise by moving the coffee maker and toaster into the bedroom so she can watch and smell her breakfast being made.

INSTEAD OF: Red roses (worse yet, delivered to her office) costing upwards of $100

WHY DON'T YOU: Have something ELSE delivered. Roses and carnations are no good. Think of something unique and unexpected like peonies or hibiscus -- large, bold, tropical flowers of the same color are your best bet. Or, call a local grocery store and request a special delivery of your girlfriend's favorite treats. Think childhood favorites such as sugar cookies, orange soda and candy.

INSTEAD OF: Heart-shaped box of chocolates

WHY DON'T YOU: Become as irresistible as chocolate. A box of chocolates is boring, but chocolate itself is still irresistible. In fact, one survey found that 70 percent of women around the globe ranked chocolate as more irresistible than shopping, jewelry or even sex(2). Find new ways to indulge your girl's love of chocolate: pick up some salted caramel chocolates (the hot new trend in sweets) from your local chocolaterie and wear AXE Dark Temptation, the new chocolate-inspired fragrance, for dessert. You'll satisfy her appetite and her desire!

INSTEAD OF: Fancy (and often stuffy) five-star restaurant

WHY DON'T YOU: Go somewhere unexpected. One study showed that women transfer the feelings they have about a room to their feelings about the people they are with. Take her to a stuffy restaurant and she'll think you're stuffy. Instead, try a local tapas joint or an Indian restaurant. Picking an ethnic food will make you seem daring and adventurous. Tapas are great because of the smaller plate sizes, which are usually cheaper than full entrees. Or, add an aspect to the date that jumpstarts her heart rate, like a scary movie, and she'll relate the butterfly feelings to you.


WHY DON'T YOU: Add something personal. Sixty-two percent of girls said they're expecting their boyfriends to spend less than $30 this Valentine's Day. Instead of wasting money on expensive jewelry, give a gift with a personal touch for 20 bucks or less, such as the newly-released DVD she's wanted to see or the best-selling book you heard her talking about. She'll be thrilled with her gift and you'll get bonus points for remembering.

BRAIN BUSTER this AM: Seventy-seven percent of cheating men have this in common. (They have a good friend who cheated.)

NAP time....


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