Tuesday, April 17, 2007

APRIL 17, 2007

It's BRILLIANT thinking like this that's helping China's push to take over the world. In Changyuan County, in central China, local officials are going to start getting promotions based on how well they treat their SWEET, OLD PARENTS.

The county will start doing in-depth checks to see how the officials are with their parents. If they're respectful. . . they'll get better jobs and more money. In a statement, the county says, quote, "Family responsibility is the foundation of a successful career."

Week five of Dancing With the Stars continued to separate the winners from the losers last night, as NBA Hall of Famer Clyde Drexler lead-footed the rumba to the odd choice of Marvin Gaye's "What's Going On," receiving a worst-of-the-week score of 13 and a perhaps inadvertent reference by co-host Tom Bergeron to "painful elimination." Sporting a sleeveless lavender silk shirt, country star Billy Ray Cyrus and partner Karina Smirnoff, who danced to the tune of Tina Turner's "What's Love Got to Do With It," received a score of 17, leaving his fate on the show in the hands of the voting public.

Better results went to Ian Ziering, who scored 24; Joey Fatone, who got a 25; Laila Ali, whose rumba got her a 28 and was played up for the concern it caused her jealous fiance; and Olympic speed skater Apolo Anton Ohno, who nailed a perfect 30 for his sexy samba. Heather Mills slid to a small fall at the end of her shake-and-shimmy samba, but the judges remained sympathetic to her unique effort as an amputee dancer. The results show is tonight.

A new study of British women has found that eating a lot of meat, particularly red or processed meats, may increase the risk of developing breast cancer. Researchers found that among 35,372 women, between the ages of 35 and 69 years old, who were followed for 8 years, those who ate the largest amount of meat were more likely than non-meat eaters to develop breast cancer. Those who ate the most meat showed a 64% increase in their risk of the disease.