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And the Newest Kardashian is...

Kourtney Kardashian gave birth to her third child, again sired by her boyfriend Scott Disick.

That happened last week, on December 14, on her firstborn son's 5th birthday.

Over the weekend, the happy couple announced the baby boy's name.

Joining brother Mason and sister Penelope is...

Well, read the Instagram post. I mean, that's how we ALL keep up with the Kardashians, isn't it?
 
 

Madly in love with my little Reign Aston Disick.

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Legit, or Stunt?

Here's a chance for you to be the judge.

The scenario:
  • The Oxygen Network was in Houston recently auditioning for its show, Bad Girls Club.
  • While women waited in line to be seen, another woman was in a conversation with a police officer who had just put a traffic boot on the driver-side rear tire of her new BMW X5.
  • It's not really clear why the boot was put in place, or if the woman was there auditioning.
  • What is clear is that she didn't want to be booted.
  • So she drove off with the boot in place.
  • Clearly, it's not the proper size boot for that car, as the wheel is able to rotate almost freely.
  • And as she drove off to the cheers of the folks in line, the boot actually fell off.
Watch the video - the wind sounds on it can't be avoided.

Then weigh in. What do you think?

Legitimate circumstances, or a stunt staged by the producers of the show so they've got something to show for their time in Houston?

 
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Happy Holidays: All I Want for Christmas Done Right

After all the buzz about Mariah Carey's troubles with singing "All I Want for Christmas" at the Rockerfeller Center Tree Lighting Ceremony, here's a chance to see and hear it done right.

The group is Out of the Blue - the a cappella singers from Oxford University in England.

And, not only is it a good arrangement, the group is selling the single to raise money for the Helen & Douglas House, which provides hospice care for children in the United Kingdom.

 
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Good to Have Support on the Home Front

Gisele Bunchen - aka Mrs. Tom Brady - posted another cute picture to Instagram yesterday, moments after her husband's team clinched a day off in the first-round of the NFL playoffs by beating the New York Jets.

It wasn't a pretty victory, or an easy one either, with the Patriots limping out of the Meadowlands with a 17-16 win.

Still, it was a win, and good enough for Gisele to hoist her daughter to her shoulder and post a picture of it to Instagram.

File this one under #godaddy!

And be sure to check out the look on the face of the dog - almost like he's saying, "Again?"
 
 

Yeeeeaaaaahh! #godaddy #gopats ????????

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Cold Open, Cold Shoulder

If this weekend's cold open of Saturday Night Live is any indication, there could be some life left in the old dog afterwards.

It started with a spoof of Sam Smith, the automaton with the fantastic voice, promoting his new special, A Very Somber Christmas.

Suddenly, the "broadcast" was hijacked by none other than Doctor Evil - that would be one of Mike Myers' characters from the Austin Powers films.

Doctor Evil took issue with North Korea and Sony Pictures for giving "evil organizations a bad name."

Funny stuff - and biting satire as well.

 
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Fare Thee Well, Colbert! See You in May!

On Friday night, Stephen Colbert was one of two late night comics to say farewell to the shows and audiences who'd grown to love them.

(The other was Craig Ferguson on CBS's Late Late Show. More on him tomorrow.)

But first, Colbert wrapped up The Colbert Report on Comedy Central in an interesting way.

By turning it into a musical, sort of, with an amazing hodgepodge of singers. Starting with Jon Stewart from CC's The Daily Show, the seemingly endless list of guests included Big Bird and Cookie Monster from Sesame Street, former secretary of state Henry Kissinger, former president Bill Clinton, an astronaut from the International Space Station, Barry Manilow (who was misidentified initially by another reporter as Rod Stewart) and more. Dozens, maybe even hundreds of folks, all singing "We'll Meet Again."

Check it out - and be sure to keep watching when it appears to be over.

Stephen will be back in May, when he jumps into David Letterman's seat on CBS's Late Show.

 
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Mike Powers first blog.

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Christmas Cookie Recipes!







































6 days until Christmas ... and I was a baking machine last night in the kitchen. Since buying a gift for EVERYONE can get a little expensive, I decided to BAKE COOKIES for friends & co-workers. Less than $70 spent on ingredients, cookie tins & ribbon. Easy, right? Yeh - well baking from scratch is actually tedious and makes a mess of your kitchen. Slice & Bake makes baking easssssssssssssy ... but I took the challenge last night and baked. From scratch. Here are the 2 recips I used for Rosemary Shortbread Cookies & Cake Batter Christmas Cookies. Enjoy! And Merry Christmas. XO, WooWoo



Rosemary Shortbread Christmas Tree Cookies
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
2 Tbsp chopped fresh rosemary
3/4 tsp salt
1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
2/3 cup confectioners' sugar
In a bowl, whisk together flour, rosemary, and salt. In a stand mixer, beat butter and sugar on medium speed until well blended. Reduce speed to low and slowly add in flour mixture. Blend until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Gather dough into two balls, wrap both tightly in plastic wrap and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
Heat oven to 350. Remove one dough ball and roll out to 1/4 inch thickness on parchment paper. Punch out cookies using a small (3 1/2 inch) tree-shaped cookie cutter. Transfer cutouts to a wax paper lined cookie sheet about 2 inches apart. Refrigerate for 15 minutes. Repeat with second dough ball. Bake at 350 for 8-12 minutes. Don't let the cookies brown!!! Transfer to a cooling rack.
CAKE BATTER CHRISTMAS COOKIES
  • 1 and 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 and 1/4 cup yellow or vanilla boxed cake mix
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3/4 cup (1.5 sticks) unsalted butter, softened to room temperature
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar
  • 1 egg, at room temperature
  • 1 and 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 cup chocolate chips (I used a blend of white and semi-sweet chocolate chips)
  • 1/2 cup Christmas sprinkles
Directions:
In a large bowl, sift together flour, cake mix, and baking soda. Set aside.
Using a hand mixer or a stand mixer fitted with paddle attachment, cream the softened butter and both sugars together on medium speed until smooth. Add the egg and mix on high until combined, about 1 minute. Scrape down the sides and bottom of the bowl as needed. Add the vanilla and beat on high until combined. Add the flour mixture to the wet ingredients and mix on low-medium speed until just combined. Add the chocolate chips and sprinkles. Mix on low until the add-ins are evenly disbursed.
Cover tightly with plastic wrap and refrigerate dough for at least 2 hours, or up to 3-4 days. This step is mandatory. The dough is fairly sticky, so chilling the dough is required in order to avoid the cookies from spreading too much. If you chill longer than 2 hours, make sure you roll the cookie dough into balls after the 2 hour mark. Place dough balls on a plate, cover tightly, and store in the refrigerator until ready to bake. You may also freeze the balls at this point for up to 3 months. (Then bake as directed adding 1 minute to the bake time without thawing.)
Once dough has been chilled, preheat oven to 350F degrees. Line two large cookie sheets with parchment paper or silicone baking mats.
Scoop rounded balls of the cold dough onto an ungreased baking sheet, use about 1.5 Tablespoons of cookie dough per cookie. Shape your cookie dough balls to be "taller" than they are wide, as pictured above. Press a few chocolate chips into the tops of the cookie dough balls, if desired. That makes a pretty cookie. Make sure to keep dough chilled when working in batches.
Bake the cookies for 10-12 minutes until edges are slightly browned. Mine took 10 minutes exactly. The centers will still appear very soft, but the cookies will set as they cool. You may also press a few more chips into the tops of the cookies at this point (the chips will melt down and stick from the warm cookies).
Allow the cookies to cool on the baking sheet for 4 minutes and transfer to a wire rack to cool completely. Cookies stay fresh in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 7 days; baked cookies may be frozen up to 3 months. They won't last that long!
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Happy Holidays: Sheriff Santa

There's a guy in Missouri who gives away about $100,000 a year in $100 bills to random strangers.

This holiday season, he got a little bit of help - from the Jackson County Sheriff's Department in Kansas City.

The officers were handed a small pile of Benjamin Franklins and sent out on the street to help those who needed help.

What a terrific, feel-good story...

 
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"Governor, This Is Barack Obama..."

What a fun moment.

Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick made his final appearance on Boston Public Radio yesterday, and got a very interesting phone call as part of his farewell.

President Barack Obama called in, identifying himself as a former resident of Somerville, a suburb of Boston.

The president spent some time in the state while a student at Harvard, and he's got a good relationship with the outgoing governor.

So why not call in?

Watch the video of the call. Seems legit to me.

 
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