by THECOUNT.COM "News You Can Count On!"
on May 31, 2011
by THECOUNT.COM "News You Can Count On!"
on May 31, 2011

Obama Admin to Rearrange the Original ‘Food Pyramid’

The Obama Administration is getting ready to change the Food Pyramid, you know, the pyramid that has food inside of it, telling you just how many correct servings to eat.

The Obama Administration is not only changing the proper serving sizes, but they are also changing the pyramid shape into a “plate-shaped symbol, sliced into wedges for basic food groups and half-filled with fruits and vegetables”. “Beside the plate is a smaller circle for dairy, suggesting a glass of low-fat milk or perhaps a yogurt cup.”

The revised pyramid is part of the Obama Administration’s crusade against obesity, which is being led by Michelle Obama.

by THECOUNT.COM "News You Can Count On!"
on May 31, 2011

Kristen Stewart Shines in ‘On The Road’

According to Hollywoodnews.com audiences will soon see Kristen Stewart in the new film ‘On The Road’, an adaptation of Jack Kerouac classic beat novel of the same name. According to Access Hollywood her costar on the film, Garrett Hedlund has said, “She’s so focused, especially on this role… she’s so amazing and the world is really going to get to see that in this one.”

by THECOUNT.COM "News You Can Count On!"
on May 30, 2011

Video: Amazing Indy 500 Hot Wheels World Record Jump

I love my hometown when things like this happen!

The “Four-Wheeled Vehicle Distance Jump Record” was broken yesterday by Hot Wheels driver Tanner Foust at the Indy 500. Foust drove the car down a steep makeshift track, ramped off of the track, and flew like a bird for 332 feet. Foust landed safely on the other side of the gap, onto the 2nd track, by the grace of God, and some good freakin’ driving skills didn’t hurt either! The crowd cheered as Foust aka “The Yellow Driver” came out of the car and cheered too. Exciting!!!

by THECOUNT.COM "News You Can Count On!"
on May 30, 2011
by THECOUNT.COM "News You Can Count On!"
on May 27, 2011

Courtney Love Blasts Lady Gaga

Screen shot 2011 05 27 at 9.18.38 AM Courtney Love Blasts Lady Gaga

Courtney Love has slandered Lady GaGa, labelling the star a “weird, sexless barbie doll”.

The Hole front woman blabbered that she is concerned for the ‘Judas‘ singer-claiming she doesn’t surround herself with enough female friends.

“She may be doing fine at the moment, but I’m worried about her future,” Love said.`

“She’s very young, and she’s very talented, but she doesn’t seem to have any female friends. Or any straight guy friends for that matter. Instead, she surrounds herself with this coterie of gay stylists and advisors who’ve turned her into this weird, sexless Barbie doll.”

Love joined her belief that Lady GaGa can’t continue her “act” for much longer: “I was raised by gay guys myself, and I turned out good eventually. But you know, you would just be able to pull off this meat-dress act for so long.”

“In the event that she doesn’t watch out she’ll turn into a lonely drag queen. Straight guys just aren’t into that sort of thing.”

by THECOUNT.COM "News You Can Count On!"
on May 26, 2011

Celebrities Rake in Big Cash with Little Tweets

Maybe you’ve noticed a certain number of Celebrities Tweeting to their pursuers in an opposite direction everything from a new pleasing scent to a website to learn calligraphy and everything in betwixt.

You don’t have to be renown to sell your tweets right now you too can Tweet equal to a stone luminary (rockstar.) Can you honestly round up your Twitter in to an ATM cash engine? The short replication is “yes.” Follow this link to find out how:
http://spn.tw/r5fQW

by THECOUNT.COM "News You Can Count On!"
on May 25, 2011

Recycle, Reuse, Rethink your Wardrobe.

It’s almost summer and you’re itching to hit the stores and procure some little dresses, new sandals and cute jeans.  Hang on a  minute- with the world in the state it is economically and ecologically, it may behoove you to spruce up your wardrobe in a way that is easier on your bank account and the environment.

The new trend is clothing swap parties.  The host provides snacks/dessert, and the guests are each invited to bring a bottle of wine and a bag of clothes. (You know the one- the bag that’s been sitting in your trunk for 2 weeks, waiting to be dropped off at the Goodwill donation center?)

After the first round and some chitchat, one person acts as the presenter and holds up each article, announcing its brand and size- then whoever fancies it, claims it. This goes on until each item is doled out. Everyone has a great time and leaves with a bag of “new” clothes- without having spent a dime.

Having attended such an event, I can tell you this is a lot of fun. We had women of every size, type and ethnic background present. So it was not only an opportunity to hang out and catch up, but also to try out styles that we may not have normally thought of ourselves wearing.

Now, perhaps you really want to be more ‘green’ in your apparel acquisitions, but the idea of wearing secondhand clothes makes you break out in hives. There is another alternative.

REUSE Jeans was founded by George Powell, who produced jeans for Diesel, 7 For All Mankind, Rock & Republic, American Eagle, etc.  He noticed all the remnant denim being wasted, and an idea was born.  REUSE’s website touts their garments as: “sustainable, attainable and constructed from 80% recycled fabric.”   Prices range from $95- $140 per pair. And if you’re in the Southern California area, they are opening their flagship store in Laguna Beach May 21-22nd.  (Click here for details).

Stop into any thrift store and see the sheer volume of clothes we discard. By digging through those piles for the hidden gems, swapping our cast-offs to our friends (for that sweater of hers we’ve always secretly coveted) or simply making more conscientious purchasing decisions, we can have an impact on the level of textile consumption in this nation that is contributing to pollution and the greater and greater demand for cheap products, which leads to the exploitation of laborers and outsourcing of jobs.

So call your friends and raid the closets or head out PCH and get yourself something sassy.

Whatever your preference- have a green summer!

by THECOUNT.COM "News You Can Count On!"
on May 25, 2011
by THECOUNT.COM "News You Can Count On!"
on May 24, 2011

Taylor Swift Swiftly Raises Big Dough for Tornado Victims

55 Taylor Swift Swiftly Raises Big Dough for Tornado Victims

Taylor Swift took home a handful of awards Sunday night at the 2011 Billboard Music Awards however a greater achievement may have been Saturday night when she helped raise over $750K for tornado victims in the South and Midwest.

Way to go Taylor! That’s a significant chunk of change and it’s comforting to know it’s way to the people hurting in those areas affected by the tornados.  We need more music stars to do the same! Come famous music types! Get out your checkbooks! Swiftly!