Aunt Mary Jones Discovered Whitney Houstonâ€™s Body, Whitney Houstonâ€™s aunt Mary Jones â€” the woman who discovered the singerâ€™s body in the hotel bathtub, pulled her out and tried reviving her â€” arrived at LAX yesterday to fly back east for the singerâ€™s funeral.
TMZ broke the story â€¦ Whitneyâ€™s aunt, Mary Jones, was in Whitneyâ€™s room, laid out her dress for the Clive Davis party and then left for 30 minutes. When she returned, she knocked at the bathroom door and entered to find Whitney submerged in the bathtub.
Kim Kardashian Twitter, Thereâ€™s tabloid stories running almost every week about Keeping Up with the Kardashians star Kim Kardashian, as sheâ€™s frequently linked to people sheâ€™s never even met before. But this latest report has the reality star clearing the air on Twitter because it involves a good friend.
In Touch reported on their cover story that Kardashian â€śstoleâ€ť close friend Eva Longoriaâ€™s now ex-boyfriend, Penelope Cruzâ€™s younger brother Eduardo Cruz.
But Kardashian took to her Twitter account to clear up these rumors.
â€śIâ€™m used to rumors & almost never address them,â€ť she explained, but â€śItâ€™s not ok when magazines like InTouch involve my close friends in their made up stories.â€ť
Eva Longoria at the screening of Shine Globalâ€™s â€śThe Harvest/La Cosechaâ€ť. (Beverly Hills, CA)
â€śThey were told by multiple people that their current cover isnâ€™t true, but they decided to go ahead. & run it anyway. So there you have it,â€ť she concluded, E! Online reports.
Kardashian and the Desperate Housewives star have been friends for a while, and they even got ready together for this yearâ€™s Grammy Awards.
Jon Bon Jovi Death Hoax, Jon Bon Jovi dead? No. Jon Bon Jovi is not dead. But that little tidbit of truth doesnâ€™t seem to matter. The false rumors about Bon Joviâ€™s untimely demise gripped the country on Tuesday â€” well, that and the Kardashian Christmas card â€” so you might as well brush up on the details.
Bon Jovi is the latest celebrity victim of an Internet death hoax. It all started with a website called Daily News Blog International, which posted a story Monday claiming that the New Jersey rocker was dead. From there, the rumor spread like wildfire, pinging around the blogosphere and every social media network known to mankind.
Despite repeated attempts by Bon Jovi himself to put the rumors to rest, â€śJon Bon Jovi deadâ€ť continued to be on fire among Google searches on Tuesday morning.
Perhaps the real news in this non-news story is that Bon Jovi might have a second career as a comedian if he decides to give up his day job.
Bon Jovi poked repeated fun at the rumor at a concert Monday night in New Jersey, referring to it several times and pretending to take frantic phone calls from friends whoâ€™d heard the news, the Star-Ledger reported.
Bon Jovi also responded to the rumor on Twitter and Facebook. On his Facbook page, he posted a picture of himself in front of a Christmas tree, holding a handmade sign that read: â€śHeaven looks a lot like New Jerseyâ€ť and included Mondayâ€™s date and the time. (Brace yourselves for the next rumor about how the sign was Photoshopped and that Bon Jovi really is dead, and itâ€™s all a conspiracy.)
Health Lies Personal Trainers Tell You, That â€śhelpfulâ€ť advice you hear at the gym may actually hurt you. Weâ€™ll help you distinguish the truth from the B.S.
â€śHeat and vigorous exercise help you sweat out toxins.â€ť
You arenâ€™t likely to purify your body of much of anything by sweating, whether in a hot yoga class or sizzling sauna, because all thatâ€™s in perspiration is water, salt, and a smattering of electrolytes, according to Rachel Vreeman, MD, author of Donâ€™t Cross Your Eyesâ€¦Theyâ€™ll Get Stuck That Way! â€śSweat glands sit in the skin and arenâ€™t connected to other systems in the body, so it makes no sense that they would eliminate waste,â€ť she says. â€śThe only role of perspiration is to keep us cool.â€ť The body does a pretty good job of getting rid of what it doesnâ€™t need, largely through the liver, kidneys, and digestive tract. Thereâ€™s nothing special you have to do to help, other than eat well, stay hydrated, and keep fit so those organs can function properly.
â€śThe more limber you are, the better.â€ť
Even when trainers tell you not to force things, thereâ€™s an implicit message that your eventual goal is a greater stretch. If you can touch your knees now, you should be aiming for the floor. If you can touch the floor today, work toward hugging your chest to your knees. But achieving those goals may offer nothing more than bragging rights. Flexibility is certainly important, and you should be flexible enough to do the things you need or want to do without being uncomfortable,â€ť says Jo A. Hannafin, MD, PhD, orthopedic director of the Womenâ€™s Sports Medicine Center at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City. â€śBut there is no health benefit in having a hyperflexible body or being able to twist yourself into a pretzel just for the sake of doing so.â€ť In fact, pushing your body into extreme stretches can cause injury. People with tremendously lax joints may be at greater risk for hurting themselves because their ligaments canâ€™t effectively keep their joints in position, explains Polly de Mille, an exercise physiologist who works with Dr. Hannafin.
â€śA cool-down after your workout minimizes muscle soreness.â€ť
For years researchers believed that lactic acid buildup during rigorous exercise was what caused our muscles to ache later. Their solution: a few minutes of walking or stretching to help disperse the lactate to other parts of the body. Itâ€™s a concept thatâ€™s alive and well today, despite the fact that reams of research have proved that lactate buildup has little to do with postexercise muscle soreness. â€śThere is some evidence that after intense exercise, a cool-down can help prevent blood from pooling in a personâ€™s extremities and reduce their risk of becoming dizzy or passing out,â€ť says Carl Foster, PhD, professor of exercise and sport science at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse. â€śI would recommend doing it after any class to allow people to get their heart rates down.â€ť But donâ€™t sweat it if you have to cut out of your session early. â€śAfter a moderate workout, walking to the locker room will provide all the cool-down a healthy person needs,â€ť Foster says.
â€śYou should replace your sneakers every six months to avoid injury.â€ť
During a typical five-mile outing, the average runnerâ€™s feet will strike the ground â€” and compress the shock absorbent padding in her shoes â€” about 7,000 times. Cushioning and uppers will wear out, potentially providing less support for ankles and feet. And worn treads raise the risk for skids and falls. So replacing sneakers every 300 to 500 miles, or roughly every three to six months, is a common and sensible guideline for avid runners. â€śTrainers who advise this as a general rule, however, arenâ€™t taking into account that people who exercise indoors or run fewer miles simply donâ€™t put that kind of stress on their shoes,â€ť says Rob Conenello, president of the American Academy of Podiatric Sports Medicine. He suggests replacing sneakers you use indoors about once a year. Better yet, â€śevery few months, check the soles to make sure the treads arenâ€™t worn,â€ť he says. â€śThen take each shoe in your hands and give it a twist. If it twists easily, like a towel, your sneakers probably arenâ€™t providing enough support.â€ť
Taylor Swiftâ€™s ACM Chances, If you were a betting country music fan, youâ€™d probably already be in Las Vegas to get some roulette spinning in, in advance of Sunday nightâ€™s Academy of Country Music Awards. But if you prefer your wagers to be purely symbolic, thereâ€™s no reason not to be an armchair gambler and lay odds on whoâ€™ll win the top prizes at the ACMs.
In what are usually the three most-watched categories-entertainer, male vocalist, and female vocalist of the year-weâ€™re placing our bets on a three-peat by Taylor Swift, Blake Shelton, and Miranda Lambert, respectively. But everything else is up for grabs. See if our prognostications meet with your approval:
ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR
Taylor SwiftWILL WIN: Swift. This award goes to the person whoâ€™s considered the best ambassador to the outside world for country music and/or the biggest touring act. Without a doubt, both criteria fit T-Swift to a tee. And if she won it last year, how much easier will it be to give it to her after yet another sold-out concert trek this past year that found her graduating to stadiums in some cities? Also, this award is largely fan-voted. Need we say more? Thereâ€™s a huge amount of support for Shelton and Aldean, too, but those votes may cross each other out. Paisley and Chesney have had their day, the thinking goes-fairly or otherwise-as much as it seems premature to relegate them to elder statesmen.
Kobe Bryantâ€™s Cool New $329K Supercar, According to the intrepid reporters at TMZ, Kobe Bryant is now the proud owner of a Ferrari 458 Italia, a fancy-and-fast-as-hell â€śsupercarâ€ť that officially makes him the coolest guy in school. (Or, at least, the coolest guy on the Los Angeles Lakers bench.)
â€śWeâ€™re told the Black Mamba paid $329,000 yesterday for the car â€¦ which he paid for in full with a check,â€ť TMZ reported. It was probably a designer Batman check, because Kobe is Batman. (Also: Duh.)
Kobeâ€™s new ride â€śrepresents one of the largest leaps forward in technology, performance and emissions ever seen fromâ€ť Ferrari, according to Motor Authority. Its 4.5-liter V-8 engine won the Best Performance Engine category in the 2011 International Engine of the Year competition, so, yâ€™know, this is some kind of engine! Also, 570 horsepower? That would be an awful lot of horses, so thatâ€™s got to be an awful lot of power.
The folks at Cosby Sweaters point out that Kobe has an endorsement deal with Mercedes â€“ heâ€™s also got a deal with Smart â€“ but Bryantâ€™s long been known for having a vast, wide-ranging fleet, including a Ferrari F430. (Like itâ€™s much of a surprise that Kobe loves Italian stuff.)