Monday, November 27, 2006

The Targets - November 27, 2006

Simpson interview could turn up on Web - "The O.J. Simpson project is dead, but the book and the TV interview could turn up in bootleg form in this age of YouTube and eBay, when scandalous information seldom stays secret for long."

The Real World: The Beginning of Drunken Denver Hook-ups and Mishaps - "We start off this season with a new group of seven strangers, but this year the location is Denver. Let’s hope the altitude keeps them drunker, sluttier, and all around more entertaining."
'AMC' Introducing Transgender Character - "In a story unusual even for a soap opera and believed to be a television first, ABC's "All My Children" this week will introduce a transgender character who is beginning to make the transition from a man into a woman."

BRITNEY'S REVEALING WEEKEND - "Britney Spears was totally out of control while partying with Paris Hilton this weekend and letting it ALL hang out — literally!" -- I bet her parents are proud of this shot.

PAM AND KID: R.I.P. - "Pamela Anderson's rep confirms to Star that Pamela and Kid Rock are splitting: "It's confirmed. Pam filed for divorce last week."" -- Aren't you devestated?
Bruce Lee to get own theme park in China - "A theme park with a statue and memorial hall will be built at Bruce Lee's southern Chinese ancestral home of Shunde, the president of his fan club said Monday."

Cosmetic surgery helps make 60s new middle age? - "Cosmetic surgery is altering not just how people look but how they feel by changing perceptions of middle age, a study showed Monday."

Researchers seek routes to happier life - "Every night, she was to think of three good things that happened that day and analyze why they occurred. That was supposed to increase her overall happiness. "I thought it was too simple to be effective," said Miller, 44, of Bethesda. Md. "I went to Harvard. I'm used to things being complicated." Miller was assigned the task as homework in a master's degree program. But as a chronic worrier, she knew she could use the kind of boost the exercise was supposed to deliver. She got it. "The quality of my dreams has changed, I never have trouble falling asleep and I do feel happier," she said."

Digital Music: Beyond 'Squirting' - "Have you squirted a song yet? That's the question Microsoft hopes your friends will ask you as you ponder which digital music player to acquire. After all, iPods don't squirt songs. And Microsoft's new player, Zune, does."

Study: Money-happiness link is complex - "Does money buy happiness? It's sometimes said that scientists have found no relationship between money and happiness, but that's a myth, says University of Illinois psychologist Ed Diener. The connection is complex, he says. But in fact, very rich people rate substantially higher in satisfaction with life than very poor people do, even within wealthy nations, he says. "There is overwhelming evidence that money buys happiness," said economist Andrew Oswald of the University of Warwick in England. The main debate, he said, is how strong the effect is."

The 10 Best Teachers in Movie History - "How many of these memorable educators have you met?"

10 Movie Meals That Won't Make You Go 'Mmm' - " The message is that fast food is (in many ways) bad for you, but movies have a nasty habit of presenting meals that are far less than appetizing. Sumptuous repasts in films like "Big Night" and "Babette's Feast" seem to number far less than examples of food that makes the greasiest Slyder seem like prime rib. Don't believe us? OK, we'll prove it:"

Giving viewers something to chat about Lycos Cinema puts kibitzers on the small screen - "Some movie buffs can't resist talking back to the screen during their favorite films. That was the idea behind the cult-TV favorite "Mystery Science Theater 3000," and now the same concept has come to the Internet, thanks to the search portal operator Lycos Inc."