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on January 31, 2011

Charlie Sheen Checking Into Rehab for 3 Months

Hallelujah! Someone close to Charlie Sheen finally told him- “We care about your money you the ‘human being’, please get help.”

Sheen’s team announced today that he will be taking the next few months off of work (Two and a Half Men), and he will be living in a rehab facility for 3 months. Sheen is no stranger to rehab, in fact, he underwent rehab last February, after the whole ‘knife pull’ that went down with girlfriend Brooke Mueller in Aspen.

We may be happy that Charlie is getting help for his wild habits, but 300 crew members who work on/for the TV show with him beg to differ. They are worried about Charlie that they might not get compensation for the 8 episodes that will not be filming now due to Sheen’s soon-to-be rehab entry. Yes, his co-workers are pissed that they may get screwed on pay.

I guess that ‘all of a sudden’ something clicked with one of Sheen’s people and they finally put their foot down and told him to get help. Thanks for taking responsibility!

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on January 30, 2011

Snow Stranded Victims Cars Ticketed Towed

Imagine this, your car becomes disabled due to a massive highway snow drift and you’re suddenly faced with a choice, stay in your vehicle and risk freezing to death or dig out and trudge your way to safety.

For thousands of Washington DC drivers this was just the case as countless driver’s vehicles became disabled in the massive Arctic blast that pounded the region Friday. Surviving this dramatic situation should have been the happy ending to this snowy story, however, when the victims returned to retrieve their stranded vehicles many found them gone, towed by unscrupulous towing companies.

Insult to injury. Opportunist towing companies had methodically towed the unfortunate folk’s cars and held them for a $250 ransom. One driver who made his way to safety said, “It was awful, I was lucky to make it out alive, then to find my car towed the next day, I was like, what else could go wrong?” The snow-tow victim found out “what else” as many cars were also ticketed by local police. “I couldn’t believe it, no one saw this coming, the snow was biblical,” said another stranded motorist, “it was like cops were taking advantage of a very bad situation.”

Despite mother nature’s wrath, tow trucks were still operational. Many of the hook and book bandits waited until the worst was over, then converged on the city, snatching up every car they could find, filling their tow yards and charging people big bucks to retrieve them. Authorities, seemingly in cahoots with towing companies, had ticketed many of the vehicles before towing companies snatched them up, leaving the drivers with a double whammy of fees and fines.

“They would not release my car until I forked over $270 bucks!” said another diverted driver, “I finally get my car back and I find a ticket frozen to the windshield. Protect and serve? How do these people sleep at night?”

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on January 29, 2011

We Are Responsible for the Fate of Charlie Sheen’s Life

America’s favorite and highest paid TV Actor, smokes cocaine and has sex with multiple (censored) stars at a time, time and time again, so what does this say about you, the viewer of Charlie Sheen’s hit TV show, “Two and a Half Men?” Are you in a way an enabler?Understood, you watch Sheen’s hit TV show because it’s funny, Charlie is funny, however, the man who appears on that TV screen for your entertainment, is sick and basically killing himself and you’re not helping. Why isn’t anyone coming to his rescue? Tuning into Two and a Half Men is not going to rescue Charlie from Charlie.

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It’s no mystery that Charlie Sheen has a very serious drug problem, that fact is not even up for debate, so what does this say about the folks who are in charge of handling Charlie’s career? What does it say about his bosses?

Sadly, law enforcement and the people closest to Charlie, the people who could step in to save his life, are doing nothing. Matter of fact, after a series of drug fueled benders, CBS Entertainment president Nina Tassler gave Charlie a raise and authorities gave him a free pass.

The mentality of the studio seems obvious: “Get the crap in the can before Sheen crashes and burns.” From a business standpoint, the approach of keeping Sheen’s hit TV show on the air, at all cost, seems to make sense, that is until one starts to examine the ripple effect of Sheen’s personal problems and how those issues send a strong signal to people in the world, and especially America’s youth. The message is like: “Hey kiddies! You CAN do hard drugs and still be successful!”

Charlie has a way of evading the long arm of law enforcement too. He seems to be bulletproof. No matter what he gets caught doing, he emerges from out of the flames- unscathed, only to go back to the flame of his crack pipe. His high priced lawyers keep pushing the right buttons and they keep paying off the right people so Charlie can stay a free man… free to try and kill himself again.

To all the enablers in Charlie’s life (and this includes you, the viewer,) when Charlie finally succeeds at killing himself, it will be you my friend who has his blood on your hands.

 

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on January 29, 2011

Miley Cyrus Voted Worst Influence on Kids

Miley Cyrus was top voted as the “Worst Influence on Kids” again this year! Miley won the title in 2009, and she hit it again in 2010. This year she ended up with 58% of the 99,000 votes. This AOL website “Just So You Know”, where the voting took place, has a target audience of kids age 9-15 and they are the ones who voted for Miley. I guess kids even realize Miley is a bad influence on them!

Miley took the worst influence title over celebrities Lindsay Lohan, Teen Mom Amber Portwood, and recently-rehabbed Demi Lovato, Kanye West and Gossip Girl’s Chace Crawford.

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on January 28, 2011

Nivea “Look Like You Give a Damn” Party Vegas was Fun!

The other night, I actually logged off of the computer and attended a real party in Vegas! Yes, it’s true!

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I got an invite to the official “Nivea: Look Like You Give a Damn” party at the The Palms Hotel and Casino Vegas. It was amazing to say the least. Actors James Franco, Emile Hirsch and Ben Foster were in attendance at the party before this one, but the star of this party was the Bengal Tiger!

When I arrived at the door of the party, the sexy Nivea models greeted me, and pointed me to the start of a fun obstacle course, which was all set up in a posh “fantasy suite” at The Palms. When I first walked into this fantasy suite on level 32, I noticed the amazing skyline view out the window which was to die for- it was just like the view on The Palms commercial. I was so excited to begin this little obstacle course and tour the huge suite.

When we began the course, a sweet Nivea model informed us to go through 4 different rooms, which were each filled with awesome Nivea products, desserts, a DJ in one room, and a barber who was giving out free presidential shaves was in another room. Oh, did I mention there was an open bar? Oh, and did I also mention that there was a sushi being hand-made and that there was prime rib on tap. Yeah…

After going through the exciting rooms filled with surprises, we finally made it to the “Tame the Wild Beast” course which meant ‘you made it through so take your picture with the Bengal Tiger’!

I went outside on the balcony to take a photo with the Tiger and boy that was exciting! I first mistook the Tiger for being really hungry because he was really gripping the Tamer’s arm with his big mouth, but according to Janine who was assisting the Tamer, she reassured me saying, “No he’s not hungry, he just likes to play.” So then I jumped in for a photo and then jumped right out! Hey, I can stand snakes on me, but spiders and kings of the jungle…it’s a little bit different! He was such a cute cat!

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The party was beautiful inside and out. I was really impressed! I was happy to leave with some Nivea products too. I love free products- who doesn’t? I really like the ‘Milk & Honey’ lip balm which is unisex, and I think I’m going to try the ‘dark circle eraser’ roll-on ‘Q10′ gel too, even though it’s ‘for men’ it could pass as unisex. The other products were ‘Nivea for Men’ only (the scent is masculine).

Thanks to Monique and Jenna for the invite! I had a great time.

All pics from the Vegas Nivea: Look Like You Give a Damn party.

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on January 27, 2011
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on January 26, 2011
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on January 26, 2011

End Game: Troy Aikman and Wife Separating

It’s bad enough that Dallas fans have to host a Cowboy-free Super Bowl in their shiny new stadium, but they also have to console one of their favorite heroes.

Troy Aikman is separating from his wife of 10 years, Rhonda. The quarterback turned sportscaster stated to the Dallas Morning News “”We remain deeply committed to our children and respectfully ask that you honor our family’s privacy during this period of adjustment.”

Aikman, 44, led the Dallas Cowboys to 3 Super Bowl wins and will be part of the broadcast team for Super Bowl featuring the Green Bay Packers and the Pittsburgh Steelers on Feb. 6 at Cowboy Stadium. The couple has two daughters together. Rhonda Aikman has a daughter from a previous marriage.

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on January 26, 2011

Will Smith to remake “Annie” starring daughter

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The sun will come out tomorrow, especially if your dad is Will Smith.

The former Fresh Prince is teaming up with Jay-Z and Sony to remake the musical “Annie” starring Smith’s daughter, Willow. The announcement by Smith’s production company Overbrook Entertainment confirmed the remake of the 1982 film. Jay-Z is credited with working on Willow’s pop hit “Whip My Hair”. Ironically, Jay-Z’s 1999 hit track “Hard Knock Life” featured a sampling from “Annie”

“Annie” would be the second remake Smith’s catered for one of his children, following son Jaden’s starring role in 2010′s “Karate Kid” remake. Co-starring Jackie Chan and Tajiri P. Henson, “Karate Kid” grossed over $176 million.

Based on the hit stage musical, “Annie” starred unknown Aileen Quinn as the adorable red headed orphan and featured Albert Finney as Daddy Warbucks.

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on January 26, 2011

Facebook Honcho’s Facebook Page Hacked

If you’re going to hack someone’s facebook page, you might as well go for the top and this is exactly what an unknown hacker did, hacking into Mark Zuckerberg’s very own facebook page.

The hacker left the following message: “Let the hacking begin: If facebook needs money, instead of going to the banks, why doesn’t Facebook let its users invest in Facebook in a social way? Why not transform Facebook into a ‘social business’ the way Nobel Prize winner Muhammad Yunus described it? [LINK] What do you think? #hackercup20113″

Facebook quickly erased the hacked message and closed Mark’s page entirely, but not before the message received thousands of comments and “likes.”

The message the hacker left on MZ’ page carries an interesting message and also raises some serious questions about security on facebook. Our resident computer guru said, “Hacking Mark’s facebook page is the holy grail of hacks, if his page can get hacked, how could anyone else ever trust facebook’s security?” our expert concluded, “the fact they went as far as to shut down Mark’s page after the hack shows even facebook is not to comfy with their own security, going forward.”