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02/23/2012

Whitney's Coffin Photo, Kate Walsh and Have You Ever Flashed Anyone?

 

The National Enquirer has sparked outrage after using a photo that appears to show Whitney Houston in a gold casket on its cover.   The tabloid claims the photo was taken at Whigham Funeral Home in New Jersey.   Several websites and blogs republished the photo without any warning to visitors.   It's not known how the Enquirer obtained the photo, but it's not a first.   The tabloid published a cover photo of Elvis in his casket, and that issue sold 6.5 million copies.  We will not publish the photo here nor provide a link.   On Twitter, the decision to publish the photo drew condemnation and calls for the Enquirer to be shut down.

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Another cover photo causing an internet sensation features Private Practice star Kate Walsh in her birthday suit.   Walsh appears on the cover of Shape magazine's March issue.   Walsh says she decided to pose nude for the cover because she feels good about herself - healthy, confident and sexy, "I’m enjoying my 40s and wanted to share that. Is it a mid-life crisis? I do drive a Porsche, so maybe it is!" she told HuffPost.  Shape hits the newsstands on February 27.

The Bridge to Nowhere is back in the news after last night's Republican debate. Mitt Romney tried to cool off the Santorum surge by going on the attack. "While I was fighting to save the Olympics, you were fighting to save the Bridge to Nowhere," he said, trying to drive home the point of government excess and attach Rick Santorum to it.   Santorum came under fire from both Romney and Ron Paul, but for the most part held his own.   The debate is the last one scheduled, but more could wind up on the calendar if a likely nominee does not emerge after Super Tuesday.

Star Jones returned to The View for the first time in six years on Wednesday.   Jones left the show in 2006 in a bitter separation over contracts and gastric bypass surgery, but that's water under the bridge to nowhere.   Her return was amicable as she made an appearance to raise awareness of heart disease.

Former Seinfeld actor Daniel von Bargen critically wounded himself in a suicide attempt.  Von Bargen played Mr. Kruger in Seinfeld. 

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The 61-year-old actor called 911 on Monday and told the operator that he shot himself in the head, but it didn't work.    On the 911 call, he is heard telling the operator that he was supposed to go to the hospital to have a few toes amputated (he's diabetic), and he didn't want to go.

Qnexa became as trending topic after Vivus Inc. won the backing of a US advisory panel as the company seeks to gain approval for the first new obesity drug in 13 years.   The drug was previously rejected over safety concerns.  The panel backed the drug this time due to its impressive weight loss results, with most patients reporting nearly 10 percent weight loss. A final FDA decision is expected in April.

The Daytona 500 is starting to trend ahead of this Sunday's big race.  Twin 150-mile qualifying races will be held today.   Most of the drivers in the races are already guaranteed a spot, but a small group will be trying to gain a position in the 500.

President Obama has a trending video on YouTube after joining in on "Sweet Home Chicago"at In Performance at the White House: Red, White & Blues - a tribute to the Blues influence on modern American music from soul to rock'n'roll.

 

Jimmy Kimmel has yet another viral video, asking women on the street if they ever flashed anyone.

 

Guyism.com went around New York City asking kids to predict this Sunday night's Academy Award winners.

 

Finally, Germany's Dergin Tokmak, a Cirque Du Soleil performer, uses crutches in ways you cannot imagine.

 

That's the trend!

Have a great day,

Bob

 

 

 

 

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