Tuesday, July 29, 2008

JULY 29, 2008

Actor Brendan Fraser, star of The Mummy movies joined us today... He talked about how cool the 3D is in Journey To The Center of the Earth. Also, he said fans of the Mummy movies will like the new flick coming out Friday... it's along the lines of the last two films, but Jet Li is the!

According to a new study from the University of Washington, it turns out eating Gummy Bear candies might actually be good for your health. Why?

Gummy Bears are made with a natural sweetener called XYLITOL. Xylitol has been shown to kill a certain bacteria called streptococcus mutans. And streptococcus mutans causes tooth decay.

In other words... Gummy Bears prevent tooth decay.

You could be forgiven for thinking that baby names like "Apple" and "Sunday" are common these days... but really, only celebrities with no sense of reality give their kids stupid names.

And even though most parents give their babies pretty ordinary names... the top baby names of today look nothing like the top baby names of 1950. Check this out...

In 1950, the top ten baby names for boys and girls according to the Social Security Administration were...

#10.) Gary and Kathleen.
#9.) Charles and Carol.
#8.) Thomas and Sandra.
#7.) Richard and Deborah.
#6.) William and Nancy.
#5.) David and Susan.
#4.) Michael and Barbara.
#3.) John and Patricia.
#2.) Robert and Mary.
#1.) James and Linda.

You still hear those names often today... but here are the names you probably hear the most, according to this list of the top 10 baby names from 2007...

#10.) Andrew and Elizabeth.
#9.) Matthew and Hannah.
#8.) William and Abigail.
#7.) Anthony and Olivia.
#6.) Christopher and Sophia.
#5.) Daniel and Madison.
#4.) Joshua and Ava.
#3.) Ethan and Emma.
#2.) Michael and Isabella.
#1.) Jacob and Emily.

51% of 18-to-25-year-olds say that one of the most important goals for people their age is to be famous. Just 29% of 26-to-40-year-olds feel the same way.

50% of women say that regularly reading about stars is a fun, harmless, distraction for them.

92% of women say celebrities don't sway their vote.

68% of women say the star's fashion choices do influence their personal sense of style. 87% of people say celebrity scandals receive too much coverage.