Wednesday, October 24, 2007

OCTOBER 24, 2007

What seems to be a curse of sorts on this season's Dancing With the Stars may be leaving some nerves on edge. Jennifer Lopez, who was scheduled to perform live on last night's show, taped her performance due to a family emergency -- sadly, her ailing grandmother died Sunday. Last week, guest star Gloria Estefan cancelled her appearance to be with her mother, who was recovering from surgery. And earlier this season, Jane Seymour's mother died.

Fortunately Marie Osmond, who fainted after her performance on Monday's show, was back in full humor and will continue to compete. But Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban will not (we are on fire!). Mark and professional partner Kym Johnson seemed to expect they'd be the latest cut, and smiled through their final dance -- done to Tiffany's "I Think We're Alone Now." Next week's competition is taken up a notch as the couples perform a dance they haven't done yet and a group number.

The stars are really coming out in support of their peers on the ballroom floor. In this week's audience were Florence Henderson, Tori Spelling and Dean McDermott, a variety of Osmond Brothers, and last season's contestant Heather Mills.

"That's Life!" magazine in Scotland surveyed about 5,000 women and asked them: What LIES do you find yourself telling the most often? 96% of the women admitted that they tell lies; here are the top 10 most common ones:

1) "No, you don't look chubby!"
2) "These shoes were only $25."
3) "The bus/train was late."
4) "I've got a headache."
5) "I've only had one drink."
6) "That dress looks good on you."
7) "The check is in the mail."
8) "You look ten years younger."
9) "You're a great kisser."
10) "I love you."

Red Cross volunteers are providing food and shelter to thousands of evacuees in San Diego. Many of those evacuees are making camp at San Diego's Qualcomm Stadium.
Our local chapter of the American Red Cross is on alert, ready to send volunteers to the southland. From 5 AM to 7 PM, you're invited to 22nd and L streets in downtown Bakersfield outside the KGET studios to donate money and decide where it should go: San Diego County, Los Angeles County, or keep it local by designating the money to help the Kern Chapter of the Red Cross.