DOUCHE OF THE DAY: Man Posed as Photographer to Lure Teen Girls
(Fullteron Police Dept.)
This sounds like the storyline of a 90s TV sitcom... how is this even still real life. Police in Fullerton have arrested a man who they say posed as a professional photographer in order to lure teenage girls. 42-year-old Coopy Boyer, of San Jose, was arrested on Monday for contacting a minor with the intent to commit a sexual offense, police said. They say he used the name James Keong when he approached two teenage girls on Nov. 21 in the area of Warner and Goldenwest in Huntington Beach. Keong told them that he was a photographer with Zoom Exposure Photography and told them that he wanted to photograph them. According to police, over the next several days, Keong sent them dozens of texts, each time become more suggestive about the types of photos he wanted to take. At one point, police say he asked the girls if he could come to their house while their parents were away. Police say he also told them that he could bring alcohol and photograph them "while they played dress-up." Creeper! Boyer was adamant about parents not being present and said that he didn't need them to sign any waivers, according to investigators. "Based on that information, we allowed them to set up a time to meet with Mr. Coopy here in the city of Fullerton," Fullerton police Sgt. Jeff Stuart said. "Unfortunately, Mr. Coopy did not meet with them, but met with Fullerton officers," he said. Police say that, when they tried to stop Coopy, he fled from them and tossed his cell phone out of the vehicle. He was eventually stopped and and arrested. [KTLA]
Back in September, the country was a bit skeeved out by a massive peanut butter recall from New Mexico's Sunland packing plant, which was the main provider of Trader Joe's peanut butter. According to the AP, the packing plant was shut down Monday by the FDA. Monrovia-based Trader Joe's voluntarily recalled its Creamy Salted Valencia Peanut Butter in September, offering refunds to those packages potentially exposed to salmonella. Then in October, the recall was expanded to include raw and roasted peanuts from not only Valencia, but Sunland, Natural Value, the Nut Shop, and Treasured Harvest. 41 people in 20 states, most of them children, were sickened by peanut butter manufactured at the plant in Portales regardless of the recall, and after careful inspection of the plant, the FDA suspended has Sunland's registration. The suspension will prevent company from producing or distributing any food til further notice. [LAist]
RANDY TRAVIS I've Given Up Booze... FOR GOOD!
He’s baaaack. Randy Travis is officially ON THE WAGON -- this according to his lawyer who says the singer has “eliminated alcohol from his daily life.” The troubled 53-year-old wound up behind bars several times in the past year after multiple booze-related arrests (naked DWI, public intoxication, assault). Now, Randy's lawyer, Larry Friedman, says Travis has acknowledged the problem ... and decided to 86 the liquor from his life so he could focus on improving his health. “[Randy] works out 3 hours every day and is in the best shape of his life,” Friedman says … adding, “He has a high protein diet and takes a lot of vitamins.” Besides his new workout obsession, Friedman says Randy is determined to get his groove back – and hit up a recording studio in Texas last week to start laying down some new tracks. No word if Travis is planning on releasing a new album anytime soon ... but given the last 12 months of his life, he's definitely got enough material for a classic country song. [TMZ]
Yeah Yeah Yeahs Will Return With 'It's Blitz' Follow-Up in 2013
Details are scarce so far, but Yeah Yeah Yeahs will be releasing a new album in early 2013. Due to video of a session between Yeah Yeah Yeahs guitarist Nick Zinner and James Murphy, there was early speculation that the LCD Soundsystem mastermind was producing the band's still untitled fourth album, but Murphy shot the rumors down in an October interview with the Huffington Post. "I just did a little fun stuff," Murphy told them. "Nothing really big; I don't have time and they don't have time. I think they're done with their record now, I was just fussing around. I didn't make their album. They're just friends." [SPIN]
Jessica Simpson Already Pregnant Again
Jessica Simpson's daughter hasn't even turned one yet, but the singer is reportedly already expecting her second child. According to US Weekly, Simpson, 32, is once again pregnant with her fiance, former NFL player Eric Johnson, 32. “It definitely wasn't planned. But yes, Jessica is pregnant again," a source told US. She JUST lost all of her baby weight though... oh well. [KTLA]
You, win the $500M Powerball jackpot? It's not happening
A record $500 million Powerball jackpot up for grabs on Wednesday and while there are already two tickets that match, the chance of a ticket winning a Powerball jackpot is 1 in 175,223,510 (slightly better than the chance of winning a Mega Millions jackpot, which is 1 in 175,711,536). Here are a few unlikely scenarios that, we're sorry to say, are much more likely than you taking home this jackpot.
From the Harvard School of Public Health:
-- Dying from a bee sting: 1 in 6.1 million.
From the National Weather Service:
-- Being struck by lightning over an 80-year lifetime: 1 in 10,000.
From the Florida Museum of Natural History, based on U.S. beach injury statistics:
-- Being attacked by a shark: 1 in 11.5 million.
But if any of you did win... you know where to find us. [CNN]