Lindsay, Ali Lohan go Bar-Hopping

Hey Ali, go get your big sister an ash tray.

"Hey Ali, go get your big sister an ash tray."

If only there was some sort of government body that monitored bad parents and prevented unhealthy households.  If only…

Our favorite competitive drinker, Lindsay Lohan (pictured above in her natural habitat) took her 15-year-old sister Ali out to the bars of Los Angeles recently, enjoying a night of sisterly partying and smoking.  Cute.

According to Life & Style Magazine, Linds and Ali “partied until after 1 a.m., and [Lindsay] treated Ali as if she were just one of her friends at the club with her. And Ali was excited to be there.” A waitress at the swanky Roosevelt Hotel said that “both of them were smoking like chimneys and dancing around.”

Okay, I’m not going to tell people how to live their lives but, Ali Lohan, don’t follow in your sister’s footsteps. She seems like a perfectly nice girl but she has made some horrible, horrible choices when it comes to her health.  Just look at that picture of her, she looks like Mickey Rourke a very old lady.  So while it’s fun to hang with your older sister, just stay away from the drinking and smoking.  Trust me, you’ll thank me later.

“Reading Rainbow” Reaches its End

Sad news for literature fans. Reading Rainbow, the PBS childrens’ show that inspired millions of kids to read (including me), has ended. Today’s episode will be its last after an impressive 26 year run.

Reading Rainbow

Reading Rainbow

The show, hosted by LeVar Burton, would profile a new book in each episode, usually accompanied by animation or some sort of adaptation of the work.  The show would always end with children reviewing other books.  Throughout the series, Burton toured the world, teaching children about other cultures and the literature they read.

PBS says the show is coming to end because lack of funding and a general change in the world of children’s television. The approach of Reading Rainbow, teaching children why reading is fun, isn’t as popular as it was 26 years ago.  That, paired with a cash shortage for the show, brought it to an end.

So ends another chapter from my childhood.  Thanks for the memories, Reading Rainbow!

Raven Symone Gives Birth?

Raven

Raven

The lovely Raven Symone!  Did she? Didn’t She? Disney kids are growing up so quick! Raven was great in Dr. Doolittle with Eddie Murphy.  I was so surprised to learn that Ms. Symone might now be a first time mother.

Rumors are flying around the web (most notably here) that Raven gave birth to this little bundle of joy:

Ravens Baby

Raven's Baby

Awwww, she’s pretty cute huh?  No one is officially saying anything but I’m sure Raven will talk about her new child whenever she’s ready.  She’s a full-grown adult capable of making her own decisions and might want to wait before opening up about her personal life.  Regardless, this news should be taken with a little grain of salt.

Apparently, the father is a Mr. Jussie Smollet, who I know absolutely nothing about.  Word is that the couple is no longer together, which may be one reason for Raven’s decision to keep things private.  Whatever their status is, they sure did make a cute baby.

Bookies Offer Odds on Fate of Michael Jackson Dead Body

Odds are...

Odds are...

Leave it to odds makers to capitalize on someone passing away. Wondering what will become of Michael Jackson’s body now that he’s gone? Bet on it! Will he be cremated? Traditional burial? Or will his body be injected with plastic just like MJ’s Chimp, the beloved “Bubbles?”

Other wagers include, television audience for Jackson’s funeral and the percentage of tweets containing the words “Michael Jackson”

Here is a comprehensive list of Michael Jackson betting opportunities including the odds:

Television audience for the singer’s funeral (between 750 million and one billion is the odds-on favorite)

Percentage of tweets containing the words “Michael Jackson” sent next week.

What will happen Jacko’s remains?
Buried 5/4
Cremated 4/1
Plastinated (from 100/1) 10/1
Donated to Medical Research 33/1
Cryogenically Frozen 100/1
Blasted into Space 500/1
Recycled 1000/1
Frozen in Carbonite

Global television audience for Michael Jackson’s funeral
6/1 Less than 500 million
7/4 500 million – 750 million
4/5 750 million – 1 billion 2/1 Over 1 billion

Will Neverland Ranch be Michael Jackson’s Final Resting Place?
2/5 Yes
13/8

Best Selling Michael Jackson Album of 2009
5/4 Off the Wall
6/4 Thriller
2/1 Bad
6/1 Dangerous
8/1 HIStory
10/1 Invincible
16/1
Ben 20/1
Forever, Michael 28/1
Music and Me 33/1
Got to Be There

Name of the Michael Jackson Movie
4/1 Michael
8/1 Invincible
9/1 Thriller
10/1 You Are Not alone
10/1 Leave Me Alone
12/1 Bad
16/1 Prince of Pop
16/1 Dangerous
16/1 Don’t Stop ’til You Get Enough
18/1 Man in the Mirror
18/1 We’re Almost There
20/1 What More Can I Give
20/1 One Day in Your Life
33/1 Wanna Be Startin’ Somethin’
33/1 I Just Can’t Stop Loving You
50/1 Black or White
66/1 Beat it
66/1 PYT