by THECOUNT.COM "News You Can Count On!"
on June 30, 2010

Bill Clinton Made $65 MILL in Speaker Fees

Former Player-President Bill Clinton has earned a whopping 65 million since leaving office in 2001.

Speaking to a Global Forum Clinton admitted “I never had any money until I got out of the White House, you know, but I’ve done reasonably well since then.”

The financial information became publicly available as part of Hillary’s annual disclosure released Monday.

by THECOUNT.COM "News You Can Count On!"
on June 30, 2010

NFL QB Randall Cunningham Son Dies in Freak Accident

Randall Cunningham, retired star NFL quarterback lost his 2-year-old son in a freak accident at his home Sunday.

After football, Cunningham became a Christian minister. Some of Cunningham’s duties included performing baptisms which he conducted in a hot tub located in his home. Somehow Cunninghan’s son, Christian, made his way in to the tub and sadly drowned.

Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Cunningham family during this difficult time.

by THECOUNT.COM "News You Can Count On!"
on June 30, 2010

Apple iPhone 4 Deceptive Customer Service Script Released

The new iPhone 4 has issues, period. You already know this if you own one or you know someone who has bought one. Even though countless iPhone users are calling Apple support, complaining about a reception problems, Apple has maintained that there is NO issue.

Thanks to the wonder of the internet an Apple Customer Service Script (a list of stock answer employees are required to convey to troubled iPhone users) hit the net, and what a tall-tale it is!

1. Keep all of the positioning statements in the BN handy — your tone when delivering this information is important.

2. The iPhone 4’s wireless performance is the best we have ever shipped. Our testing shows that iPhone 4’s overall antenna performance is better than iPhone 3GS.

3. Gripping almost any mobile phone in certain places will reduce its reception. This is true of the iPhone 4, the iPhone 3GS, and many other phones we have tested. It is a fact of life in the wireless world.

4. If you are experiencing this on your iPhone 3GS, avoid covering the bottom-right side with your hand.

5. If you are experiencing this on your iPhone 4, avoid covering the black strip in the lower-left corner of the metal band.

6. The use of a case or Bumper that is made out of rubber or plastic may improve wireless performance by keeping your hand from directly covering these areas.

7. Do not perform warranty service. Use the positioning above for any customer questions or concerns.

8. Don’t forget YOU STILL NEED to probe and troubleshoot. If a customer calls about their reception while the phone is sitting on a table (not being held) it is not the metal band.

9. ONLY escalate if the issue exists when the phone is not held AND you cannot resolve it.

10. We ARE NOT appeasing customers with free bumpers — DON’T promise a free bumper to customers.

by THECOUNT.COM "News You Can Count On!"
on June 30, 2010

SHOCK: 1800 Veterans Exposed to HIV

The VA hospital in Missouri that is supposed to be focused on treating our country’s veterans may have actually exposed them to HIV, hepatitis B and hepatitis C.
John Cochran VA Medical Center in St. Louis sent out a letter to 1,812 vets informing them they could be at risk of contracting one of the potentially deadly diseases because they were treated with improperly cleaned dental instruments.

Apparently between usage, hospital personnel were hand-washing dental tools rather than following procedure and placing the tools in a sanitizing cleaning machine, in an effort to save time.

The medical center has set up a special clinic to assist patients who may have been infected.

by THECOUNT.COM "News You Can Count On!"
on June 30, 2010

New Wonder Woman Looking Rather Busty

Wonder Woman has been upgraded! With a plastic surgery makeover!!!

Wonder Woman looks like she made a big mistake just like “The Hills” star Heidi Montag! Her breasts look like they are at least an “E” now. I’m thinking she could use a breast reduction, especially since she’s supossed to be fighting crime and all. I mean, they would get in the way of business…and the new lips…that’s going to be an expensive upkeep for her! Just saying…

This new drawing of her was done by “DC Comics” Don Kramer.

by Lisa Mason Lee
on June 28, 2010
by Lisa Mason Lee
on June 28, 2010

Photos: Daytime Emmy Stars Hanging Out at Las Vegas Hilton

Last night, the Daytime Emmy Awards were held at the Las Vegas Hilton. I did not watch the show on TV, I was there at the Hilton!

Regis hosts Emmys

If you were just ‘driving by’ the Las Vegas Hilton before the Daytime Emmys show yesterday, you couldn’t really tell that this big event was going to be held there. There was not a big red carpet outside and no streets were closed off. I’ve been to other big award shows like the Oscars, and all of Hollywood Blvd. is closed off from La Brea to Highland. Security is steaked out like a Presidential affair, and there are mega tents in the middle of the street that might as well be solid buildings, surrounded by fences and more security. Paparazzi and various world news channels are everywhere, and this goes on for a week strong.

For the Daytime Emmys, it’s an easy 2 day setup and breakdown. There are a lot of stars, but I guess they just don’t do it like the Oscars.

Later that day, when I went inside of the Hilton, I finally stumbled upon the big red carpet. I assume that they set up the red carpet inside, because it is over 100 degrees outside in Vegas. Makeup and faces would melt! I’m so glad there was a big red carpet! I was worried when I didn’t see one outside. The carpet stretched across the main casino, to all the way around the corner, back past Benihana, and ended at doors of the Hilton Bistro.

Although I didn’t watch the Emmys in the theater, I was there hanging out like I do sometimes. When the awards show ended, all of the stars from the show began to walk by me. I recognized some of the daytime TV stars from grazing the “TV Guide” in the market. I was like, “Oooh that’s ehh that one guy from that one show!” and “I know that chick from set or mmm maybe she’s on a soap opera too??” I then went ahead and got out my iPhone camera at this point.

Carnie Wilson

Now that I had my camera out, there were finally a few stars who passed me and I knew exactly who they were! First, Carnie Wilson came by and we stroked each other’s egos. She was nice and took pictures with the fans. Ok guys, when I say a star is nice and takes pictures with their fans-then they get awarded my stamp of approval! Not all stars are nice and good to their fans! Carnie Wilson was tops!

Regis Philbin and Joy

Guess who came by next!? Superstar Regis Philbin and his wife Joy walked by and stopped for pictures after Carnie! They were nice and they both looked great, but his wife is smoking hot! She’s an older lady, but wow she’s a 10! Okay, so Regis and Joy are officially approved.

Susan Lucci

Lastly, the bell of the ball, the soap opera legend, Susan Lucci and her date stopped for pictures. The legend she is! Susan was just as beautiful as she is on TV, fit, great smile and just a happy woman! She gladly took pictures with fans and said a few nice words to them. Just look at her! Love it. Approved!

Most of the other stars seemed like they were “too busy” for pictures, or they really just weren’t interested in their fans. That is the worst. The fans and limelight come with the industry! Get into it!

by THECOUNT.COM "News You Can Count On!"
on June 28, 2010

Video: GE CEO Faints, Falls Off Stool Hits the Ground!

Jim Campbell, the G.E. (General Electric) President and CEO, collapses off of his stool whilst on the stage, and then hits the floor!

U.S. Vice President Joe Biden was giving a public speech at the company’s “G.E. Appliance Park”, when suddenly this occurred! Mr. Campbell is just sitting on his stool on the right side of stage and then BAM! General Petraeus and now this guy! Can’t take the heat?

by THECOUNT.COM "News You Can Count On!"
on June 28, 2010

Vanity Affair Interview Starring Angelina Jolie

This August issue of Vanity Fair magazine, starring Angelina Jolie, will be available on newsstands in New York and L.A. on Wednesday, June 30, and nationally and on the iPad on Tuesday, July 6…or you can see it bootlegged on the internet somewhere! Continue scrolling down to read Angelina’s interview!

“No, I’m not pregnant,” Angelina Jolie tells Vanity Fair contributing editor Rich Cohen, from the set of her movie in Venice, Italy. Perhaps in the future? “We’re not opposed to it. But we want to make sure we can give everybody special time. They’re kids now, and can play together, but they’re going to need a lot more talking in the middle of the night, like I did with my mom for hours. We want to make sure we don’t build a family so big that we don’t have absolutely enough time to raise them each really well.”

Jolie says she and Brad Pitt also are not “against getting married,” but “it’s just like we already are. Children are clearly a commitment, a bigger commitment [than marriage]. It’s for life.”

Despite her dedication to her work, she thinks she won’t do it much longer: “It’s not the most important thing in my life. Acting helped me as I was growing up. It helped me learn about myself, helped me travel, helped me understand life, express myself, all those wonderful things. So I’m very, very grateful, it’s a fun job. It’s a luxury. Look, I’m at work today in the middle of Venice. But I don’t think I’ll do it much longer.” Jolie says this reassessment is mostly due to her family: “Because I have a happy home….I got back from work last night, and everybody was playing music and dancing and I suddenly found myself dancing around with a bunch of little fun crazy people.”

Jolie talks extensively about her children, explaining that “Mad’s a real intellectual, which I can take no credit for genetically. He’s great at school, great at history. He feels like he could be a writer or travel the world and learn about places and things. Zahara’s got an extraordinary voice and is just so elegant and well spoken. Shiloh’s hysterically funny, one of the goofiest, most playful people you’ll ever meet. Knox and Viv are classic boy and girl. She’s really female. And he’s really a little dude.”

Jolie says that when she was growing up she was most like her daughter Shiloh: “Goofy and verbal, the early signs of a performer…. I used to get dressed up in costumes and jump around. But at some point, I got closed off, darker. I don’t remember anything happening. I think you just get hit with the realities of certain things in life, think too much, start to realize the world isn’t as you wished it would be, so you deepen. Then, as I had kids and got older—being goofy, lighter—it all came back.”

And what does Angelina think of Brad’s strange, wispy beard? “I love Brad in every state.”

Elsewhere in the article she talks about a range of topics.

On what Brad has been up to in Venice:
“He sculpts and designs. He makes furniture, sculpts things related to houses. Traditional male.”

On Brad with the kids:
“I keep telling Brad he owes me. He’s had a few months off in one of the most beautiful cities in the world with the children. And he’s such an artist and goes to the stone yards and the art exhibits, and loves being in such a cultural place.”

On a potential Mr. & Mrs. Smith sequel:
“People have tried. And it’s strange: do we have kids in the movie? We’ve thought about that, but it becomes personal now that we actually have kids. And if we work on it, we pull from our own life, which is funny to us, but you feel strange sharing too much. We did ask somebody to look into Mr. & Mrs. to see if they could crack a sequel, but there wasn’t anything original. It was just, Well, they’re going to get married, or they’ve got kids, or they get separated. Never great.”

On co-starring again with Brad:
“I’d love to. We’ve talked about it. We’d have to figure out who’s going to watch the kids, but it’s really about finding the right thing, because we’ve looked. When you’re a couple, there are certain things people don’t want to see you do. It becomes too indulgent, too personal. I don’t think people want to see people who are really together intimate on-screen. Maybe we have to play bad guys that try to kill each other, so it’s just fun and aggressive, not dealing with some man-woman deal.”

by THECOUNT.COM "News You Can Count On!"
on June 28, 2010

Sandra Bullock & Jesse James Officially Divorced

After finding out publicly that Jesse James had numerous mistresses and cheated during his marriage to actress Sandra Bullock, the divorce was filed between the two soon after.

Sandra filed a divorce with Jesse just a few months after the cheating. She filed April 23, 2010, and just last week, the divorce became final.

No other info about the divorce is public as of yet…

So sad.