DOUCHE OF THE DAY: Charlie Sheen On His 2-Hour Party With Mayor Villaraigosa In
Charlie Sheen calling the crowd a "lying bunch of faggot assholes" during the unveiling of his new rooftop bar near Cabo San Lucas in late December isn't the only event from the evening that fell under fire. A photo tweeted by Sheen of the 47-year-old alongside Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, which has since been removed, drew heavy criticism of the politician. But Villaraigosa claims he only hung out with the troubled star for a few minutes—a time frame of which Sheen disagrees. Sheen told TMZ, "I memorize 95 pages a week, so the last thing that I am is memory challenged. We hung out for the better part of 2 hours, discussing his
2012′s Most Outrageous Baby Names: And Yes, ‘Hashtag’ Made The Cut
While most expectant mothers have perused the list of most popular baby names, fewer have checked out the list of most outrageous. Blue: When Beyonce and Jay-Z named their daughter Blue Ivy, they actually petitioned to trademark her unique name. Their request was denied. Other interesting color names of the year include Silver, Violet, and — of course — Grey, of the erotic “50 Shades.”
Katniss: With the rise of the popular Hunger Games, Katniss attracted the most views of any name of Nameberry in 2012. However, the site predicts that actual babies will more likely be named after minor characters, such as Rue, Primrose, and Cato.
Hashtag: We’ve all read the story of the Jamesons, who named their little girl Hashtag. While last year introduced babies Like and Facebook to the world, Hashtag is this year’s social media baby. Although, no one ever confirmed that the couple actually named their baby after the Twitter symbol, and many are betting that the whole idea was a joke. But with tech-inspired names like Apple and Siri, Hashtag really isn’t too far of a stretch.
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Flu Season Hits Country Early and Hard
Get a flu shot! That’s the message from health experts who say this is the earliest start to a flu season in about a decade. Not only has the flu season arrived early, but it’s also severe, affecting more people and covering a wider geographical area. Nearly 30 states are now reporting high flu-like activity, up from 16 a week ago. The flu epidemic is moving west across the country, according to health officials. Some 2,200 people have been hospitalized with flu symptoms nationwide, and 18 children have died from influenza. The Centers for Disease Control says the best defense against influenza is a flu shot. The vaccine is also available as a nasal spray. The CDC recommends that everyone 6 months and older get vaccinated against the flu. Doctors point out that it takes two weeks for a flu shot to take full effect, so it’s important to get vaccinated early in the season. [KTLA]