Thursday, March 12, 2009



SLOW start this morning, very slow start, I have found that I am getting better and better at being slow? Does anyone else agree? Seems no matter how fast i attempt to be or how fast i think i am in my head it always turns out to be slow :) YEEE HAW it sounds like we are all picking up speed rolling downhill!! :) I enjoy it though. I found something that may help or hinder your thoughts today. DO you have a lot of MOLES?!?!?! LOL seriously its some kind of study that's shaking down about being slow, or aging slow....enjoy haha:

This was taken from CBC news

Moles linked with slower aging: study

People with a lot of moles may age slower than those with few moles, say British scientists, who suggest this may mean fewer age-related illnesses such as heart disease or osteoporosis for "moley people."

In a 10-year study of more than 1,800 twins, researchers at the University of London's King's College, found those with more than 100 moles had a biological age six to seven years younger than those with fewer than 25 moles.

The study was published in the July edition of Cancer Epidemiology Biomarkers & Prevention.

The researchers estimated age using telomere length. Telomeres, which get shorter as we get older, are bundles of DNA found at the end of chromosomes in all cells and help protect, replicate and stabilize chromosome ends.

Scientists say telomeres are like the plastic tips on shoelaces, because they prevent chromosome ends from fraying and sticking to each other.

While large numbers of moles are linked to an increased risk of melanoma, a rare form of skin cancer, doctors have long suspected that people with lots of moles may have some advantages because moles are common in the general population.

Moles appear in childhood and disappear starting at around middle age. They can vary significantly in numbers and size. Scientists don't know why there are such differences between people, or even the function of moles.

"The results of this study are very exciting as they show for the first time that moley people, who have a slightly increased risk of melanoma, may, on the other hand, have the benefit of a reduced rate of aging," said lead researcher Dr. Veronique Bataille.

"This could imply susceptibility to fewer age-related diseases such as heart disease or osteoporosis, for example. Further studies are needed to confirm these findings."

These results suggest those with higher numbers of moles may have a delayed aging as they have longer telomeres and appear to keep their moles for longer. In contrast, people with shorter telomeres have lower numbers of moles and appear to lose them quicker with age — which may be a marker of accelerated aging.

"We now plan to look in more detail at the genes which influence the numbers of moles and to see whether they may also slow down the aging process in general. We'll examine the rate of aging in the skin, muscles and bones in different groups according to their mole counts," said Tim Spector, study co-author.

I am checking my body for the naughty culprits right now. I suggest you do the same, at some point. What a wild study though.

CMN (country music news)

Miss Carrie Underwood is no stranger to the number-one spot on the chart, and she's headed there again with her latest single, "I Told You So." Originally a chart-topper for RANDY TRAVIS in 1988, Carrie decided to record her own version of "I Told You So" because she wishes she'd recorded it first. Carrie says, quote, "We were looking cover songs to do...I started going through my iPod and...I thought maybe ["I Told You So"] would work. Carrie's also a big fan of Randy Travis. She says, quote, "I grew up listening to [him]. Randy Travis is kind of a staple of country music for me." "I Told You So" is the fifth single from Carrie's current album, Carnival Ride. And btw she owns Randy in this version of the song, completely blows him up with it. Sorrrrrrrry Randy man! :)

Who could ever confuse TIM MCGRAW with BILLY RAY CYRUS? A photographer, that's who. On Tuesday, Tim and FAITH HILL were spotted out and about in L.A. by a pack of paparazzi. One clueless photographer, who works for the gossip website, said to Tim, "How you doing, Billy?", and then asked "Where's Miley today?" Faith started laughed and corrected the guy, adding, "It's a compliment, though, Billy's a great guy." She then quipped, "I'm Miley, can't you tell?," while Tim joked, "Actually, I'm KENNY CHESNEY."

Later, when the photographer spotted Tim and Faith again, he claimed he was just "joking" when he confused Tim with Billy Ray. Yeah, right. You can watch the whole thing on

In this Saturday's edition of CMT Insider, KEITH URBAN denies that he and his wife NICOLE KIDMAN are expecting another baby. Well, at least he denies that HE's expecting a baby.

According to People magazine, Keith says, "I'm not pregnant, no, definitely not. I haven't had any check-ups recently's just going out on a limb here." Fans had been speculating that Nicole was pregnant again because a recent photo showed her hands covering up her tummy, as if to hide a baby bump.

Also in the CMT Insider interview, Keith says fatherhood is "excellent" and clarifies that the baby in the video for "Sweet Thing" is not his daughter, SUNDAY ROSE. You can watch the whole thing this Saturday at 1:30pm ET/PT.

TAYLOR SWIFT stood in as High School Musical star ZAC EFRON's date last night as she attended the Australian premiere of Zac's new movie, 17 Again. Taylor's actually on tour Down Under, but she took some time out to walk the red carpet with Zac at the premiere in Sydney. The movie opens in the U.S. on April 17th.

According to published reports, Zac explained that his girlfriend VANESSA HUDGENS couldn't make the event, but said he was glad to have Taylor as a replacement -- he called her "a lovely, lovely girl." And Taylor was lovely, sporting a white dress with rhinestone and mirror detailing around the bodice, waist and neck.

REBA MCENTIRE, TRACE ADKINS, MARTINA MCBRIDE, MIRANDA LAMBERT, LADY ANTEBELLUM and JULIANNE HOUGH are the first performers announced for this year's CMA Music Festival, which takes place in Nashville from June 11th through the 14th. All those artists will be performing each night on the main stage at LP Field.

Tickets for the 2009 CMA Music Festival are now available. Call 1-800-CMA-FEST to order, or visit
After losing her voice recently, SUGARLAND's JENNIFER NETTLES is back in full force. reports that Sugarland was forced to scrap two concerts in Italy over the weekend after Jennifer lost her voice, but the duo's rep tells us that they did perform in Paris on Tuesday night, in a show that KRISTIAN BUSH described as "awesome."

Sugarland's next U.S. tour date is April 10th in Duluth, Georgia. Before that, they'll perform in Germany, the Netherlands, England, Ireland and Scotland.

RASCAL FLATTS will appear on The Ellen DeGeneres Show today to perform their hit "Every Day." The guys also plan to return to chat with Ellen in April, closer to the launch of their new CD, Unstoppable. Check your local listings.

Meanwhile, the Flatts are heading into the final weekend of their Bob That Head tour, which wraps up this Saturday in Irvine, California. The band'sAmerican Living Unstoppable summer tour will kick off June 5th.

DOLLY PARTON made a memorable appearance on American Idol last season. And unlike some other established artists, she doesn't see a problem with a show that brings aspiring singers overnight success. Dolly tells Atlanta's WAGA-TV, "It's different from the way folks like me made it in the business, but....I think it's wonderful that people have a vehicle where you don't have to work so hard!"

Dolly also compared Idol to "winning the lottery," and added, "If you can get a good head start, I think it's wonderful. So I think certainly it's been a big enough success that it proves that it's a good way to go."


Apple has introduced the latest generation of its iPod Shuffle. As you probably expected, it's smaller and has more memory than the previous generation. Being billed as the world's tiniest music player, the third generation Shuffle is reportedly smaller than a AA battery, with four gigabytes of memory -- enough to store up to 1,000 songs. But the biggest new feature is VoiceOver, which announces songs to users in 14 languages. That's particularly useful since the tiny Shuffle doesn't have a display screen to show you what you're hearing. And now, with VoiceOver, listeners can effectively switch between playlists. The price for the new shuffle is 79 dollars.


PATRICK SWAYZE denies his life will come to an end in the near future. The 56-year-old actor, who's battling pancreatic cancer, claims a National Enquirer headline that reads "Patrick Swayze: The End" is not accurate. The cover story is accompanied by unflattering photos of him.

In a statement released yesterday through his publicist, The Beast star said, quote, "It's amazing to me that the tabloids such as The National Enquirer print such negative stories about me and my health when there are so many positive things going on in my life right now. I've started a new chemotherapy and, once again, I am one of the lucky ones with pancreatic cancer that is responding well to the treatment."

Swayze also noted that he's working on his memoir, due this fall, and is appreciative of the positive response to his cable TV series. He even said his family recently welcomed a Rhodesian Ridgeback puppy named Kumasai.

NBC's ER will admit a few of its old staff members onto tonight's episode, including a certain someone who once played Dr. Doug Ross. While NBC hasn't specifically confirmed reports that GEORGE CLOONEY will be featured in the episode, the preview on its website does note that the doctor who JULIANNA MARGULIES' character, Nurse Carol Hathaway, married on the show will return. That would be Ross, last played by Clooney in the year 2000 in a cameo. Furthermore, a poll on the ER website asking fans which original cast member they are most excited to see on the drama includes Clooney as an option.

Margulies herself alluded to a brief reunion with Clooney on ER in a recent interview with Us Weekly, saying that he didn't pull any of his trademark pranks while on the set.

Margulies and former co-stars NOAH WYLE and ERIQ LA SALLE are also scheduled to appear in tonight's episode, as is SUSAN SARANDON. You can catch them all tonight on NBC at 10 p.m. Eastern time. ER ends its 15-season run on April 2nd.

{Wingnut's TAKE} There are more doctors than patients in this ER. You'd think there would be no wait to be admitted.

Saturday Night Live has upset another politician with one of its sketches. Hawaii Lieutenant Governor JAMES "DUKE" AIONA wasn't amused by a sketch that aired last weekend, featuring host DWAYNE JOHNSON and cast member FRED ARMISEN as a pair of Hawaiian singers/dancers at a restaurant frequented by American tourists. They complained about their low wages and repeatedly mocked the customers; Johnson's character told one of them, quote, "Our biggest export is coffee. And our biggest import is fat white tourists."

While the sketch has become a big hit on the Internet, Aioni wonders if it might affect Hawaii's tourism, especially in light of the country's economic problems. He says the sketch, quote, "went too far in its negative depiction" of native Hawaiians and the state's tourism industry. He says he will send a letter to SNL executive producer LORNE MICHAELS to express his displeasure.

The state's tourism liaison, MARSHA WIENERT, agrees with Aioni, telling The Honolulu Advertiser that the sketch was "distasteful" and "offensive."

SNL was criticized by New York Governor DAVID PATERSON earlier this year for making fun of his blindness on the show. Armisen has portrayed Paterson in multiple sketches this season.

{Wingnut's TAKE} Saturday Night Live" is thrilled. Hawaiians found the sketch "distasteful" and "offensive," but they said nothing about not being funny.....If "Saturday Night Live" is influencing your decision to go to Hawaii, then you're an idiot. LOL

DANIEL RADCLIFFE is the most bankable teen in Hollywood. That's according to Forbes magazine, which has named the 19-year-old Harry Potter actor as Hollywood's most valuable young star, based on its Star Currency survey released last month. The poll asked members of the entertainment industry to rank hundreds of actors based on multiple factors, including their ability to generate box office revenue.

Radcliffe earned a score of 6.03 out of 10, mostly because of his success in the Harry Potter films. His next adventure as the boy wizard, titled Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, hits theaters on July 17th.

The second-ranked teenager, 16-year-old singer-actress MILEY CYRUS, will be seen on the big screen next month in Hannah Montana: The Movie. DAKOTA FANNING, ABIGAIL BRESLIN and HAYDEN PANETTIERE round out the top five. WILL SMITH led all actors, regardless of age, in the Star Currency survey last month.

The actors included in the "young stars" list were 19 or younger when the original survey was released last month. Here is Forbes' list, with the celebrities' current ages and scores:

1. Daniel Radcliffe, 19 years old, 6.03
2. Miley Cyrus, 16 years old, 5.93
3. Dakota Fanning, 15 years old, 5.58
4. Abigail Breslin, 12 years old, 4.83
5. Hayden Panettiere, 19 years old, 4.14
6. Emma Watson, 18 years old, 4.02
7. Freddie Highmore, 17 years old, 3.73
8. Keke Palmer, 15 years old, 3.17
9. Emma Roberts, 18 years old, 3.07
10. Anton Yelchin, 20 years old, 3.05

JOAQUIN PHOENIX had an altercation with an audience member at his rap show in Miami Beach early this morning. It's up to you to decide whether it was all an act.

Phoenix jumped off the stage to face the audience member before security guards escorted him away from the scene. Since his brother-in-law, CASEY AFFLECK, was filming the concert for his documentary on Phoenix's career change, it's very possible that the confrontation was scripted.

There's certainly reason to believe that Phoenix is orchestrating an elaborate hoax. He fell off the stage during his rap debut in Las Vegas in January, and made an awkward appearance on Late Show with David Letterman the following month. Phoenix has also grown a shaggy beard.

COUCH POTATO ROUND UP (tv last night)

Hey, Idol-watchers, remember how angry folks were last season when MICHAEL JOHNS was voted out so early? Well, thanks to American Idol's brand-new rule, we may be spared that kind of agony from now on. Last night on the Idol results show, which ultimately saw both JASMINE MURRAY and JORGE NUNEZ head home, the concept of the "Judges' Save" was introduced. From now up until the Top 5, the judges will have the power to save one contestant from elimination. The decision must be unanimous and, again, they can only do it once this season. The week the judges use their save, no one will go home, but the following week, two more contestants will be eliminated. It's worth noting that this particular rule would not have saved CHRIS DAUGHTRY, Idol's most shocking vote-off, since he had already made it to the top four when he got booted.

Last night, unsurprisingly, the judges all turned down the chance to use their one save to rescue Jasmine and Jorge. Here's how it went down:

First, we were shown footage of all 13 contestants moving into their huge new mansion, which comes complete with a basketball court, indoor and outdoor swimming pools, bowling alley and screening room. Despite the size, they all still have to share bedrooms.

Next, the group performed a medley of the JACKSON FIVE hits "I Want You Back" and "ABC." Legally blind SCOTT MACINTYRE managed to dance around the stage, guided by whichever fellow contestant he was standing next to at the time. We then got a look at the season's first cheesy Ford commercial, set to QUEEN's "We Will Rock You."

Next, RYAN SEACREST had MICHAEL SARVER and ALLISON IRAHETA stand up and announced they were safe. Jasmine was told to stand center stage. MATT GIRAUD and KRIS ALLEN were then told they were safe, and MEGAN JOY CORKREY was sent to join Jasmine center stage. Ryan then announced that Megan was safe and Jasmine was out, unless the judges voted to save her. She performed "I'll Be There" while they deliberated, and then RANDY JACKSON said, "No, sorry, you're headed home."

Next, we saw an obviously pre-taped performance from KANYE WEST, who sang "Heartless." Then, Ryan told Scott, ALEXIS GRACE and DANNY GOKEY that they were safe, sent ANOOP DESAI to center stage, told ADAM LAMBERT he was safe -- big surprise -- sent Jorge to center stage, and then told LIL ROUNDS she was safe.

As Anoop and Jorge sweated it out, KELLY CLARKSON appeared, live, to perform her #1 hit "My Life Would Suck Without You." Ryan announced that the show will be featuring a different Idol every week, but didn't say which ones.

Ryan then told Anoop he was safe and told Jorge he was out, unless the judges decided to save him. As he sang "Never Can Say Goodbye" one more time, the judges deliberated. Well, actually, PAULA ABDUL danced and waved her arms. Then, Simon curtly told Jorge, "No, sorry."

Tune in next Tuesday night to see the now-Top 11 do it all over again.


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