Melody Judge

What's on the mind of Melody Judge? She's the farm girl that loves stilettos and is always ready to add more boots to her collection.
by Melody Judge posted Mar 31 2015 7:59AM

Vacation, the latest movie in the classic National Lampoon's Vacation franchise, is being pushed up to a summer release.

The comedy starring Ed Helms, Christina Applegate, Chris Hemsworth, Leslie Mann and Charlie Day was originally slated to come out in October, but Warner Bros. is feeling pretty good about it and has decided it deserves a July 31st release.

The movie catches up with the Griswolds and follows a grown-up Rusty (Helms) as he takes his own family on a vacation. Applegate plays his wife. Original Griswolds, Chevy Chaseand Beverly D'Angelo make cameos.

by Melody Judge posted Mar 27 2015 8:39AM

NBC has revealed that it is re-booting an old show. Coach, the football comedy starring Emmy-winner Craig T. Nelson, is coming back for 13 episodes with Nelson reprising his role as Hayden Fox.
The original run of Coach spent nine seasons on ABC from 1989 to 1997 and centered around Hayden Fox, the head coach of the fictional Minnesota State Screaming Eagles football team. In the new incarnation of the show, Fox is called out of retirement to assist his son who has taken a head coaching job at a college in Pennsylvania.

by Melody Judge posted Mar 27 2015 6:15AM

Pepsi Just Passed Diet Coke as the Second Most Popular Soda . . . Here's the Top 10

Coke was the most popular soda in the country last year . . . it's number one EVERY year. But the battle for number two has been tight for a while.

Pepsi used to ALWAYS come in second . . . then Diet Coke passed it back in 2010, and stayed there ever since. But now the numbers for 2014 are out, and Pepsi is back at number two.

The top 10 sodas in the country are: Coke . . . Pepsi . . . Diet Coke . . . Mountain Dew . . . Dr. Pepper . . . Sprite . . . Diet Pepsi . . . Fanta . . . Diet Mountain Dew . . . and Coke Zero.

We drank less soda last year than we did in 2013, and that's the TENTH year in a row that soda drinking has gone down. The main reason is there are so many other options now . . . like flavored waters, energy drinks, and everything in between.

by Melody Judge posted Mar 27 2015 6:08AM

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- The IRS says March Madness office pool winners must report their winnings. Gambling winnings for the tax-reporting year should be listed on your 1040 Form.
- Barack Obama will host Pope Francis at the White House on September 23rd
- A new study by care.com reveals that the average hourly wage of a babysitter is now $13.50 an hour. That's up 28% from 2010
- 19 people were injured yesterday when a building exploded in Manhattan's East Village. The building collapsed. A gas leak may have caused the blaze. Flames shot as high as 50 feet into the air
- NBC is bringing back "Coach" for 13 episodes. Craig T. Nelson will star and come out of retirement to help his son coach an Ivy League school
- Former North Carolina coach Dean Smith sent each of his players $200 after he died. His trust executed the request with a note that read: "Enjoy a dinner out compliments of Coach Dean Smith."
- ''Downtown Abbey'' is going to end after season 6. Producers may do a movie.

by Melody Judge posted Mar 24 2015 6:25AM

Possibly the coolest uncle in the world wore a princess dress when he took his niece to see Cinderella. Seems the little girl was too embarrassed to wear hers alone – so he wore one too. Love it.

by Melody Judge posted Mar 20 2015 8:16AM

Just in time for April 1st, which has been reserved as "Whopper Day" in Japan, Burger King has captured the essence of its classic burger in cologne form. The fast food giant will apparently only release "Flame-Grilled" in stores in the Land of the Rising Sun on that day.

High profile ads have begun rolling out in Japan promoting the scent via slickly produced commercials and print ads featuring tux-and-evening gown-wearing customers having it their way. It retails for 4 thousand yen, or around 40 bucks.

by Melody Judge posted Mar 18 2015 6:27AM

Kraft Foods has announced a massive recall of more than 240,000 cases of Macaroni & Cheese because some boxes may contain pieces of metal.

The recall affects 7.25-ounce boxes of its original flavor mac and cheese that are stamped with a "Best if used by" date between September 18th and October 11th, 2015 and the code "C2" below the date. Kraft says they've received no reports of any injuries, although eight customers have contacted the company reporting pieces of metal.

Consumers who purchased any of the recalled product should not eat it and are advised to return it to the point of purchase for a refund.

by Melody Judge posted Mar 17 2015 7:12AM

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! You may think of St. Patrick’s Day as one of the biggest drinking days of the year, but it’s actually closer to the bottom of the Top 10 list.

Here are Time.com's Top 10 Drunkest Holidays:

  1. Super Bowl Sunday

  2. Mardi Gras

  3. Halloween

  4. Fourth of July

  5. Kentucky Derby Day

  6. Purim

  7. Cinco de Mayo

  8. Thanksgiving Eve

  9. St. Patrick's Day

  10. New Year's Eve

by Melody Judge posted Mar 13 2015 9:00AM

If you're taking St. Patrick's Day off this Tuesday to go drinkin', you're fighting the good fight.

Somehow it turns out St. Patrick's Day is only America's FOURTH most popular drinking holiday . . . behind New Year's Eve, Christmas, and the Fourth of July. Here are five more random stats about the holiday for you to suck down . . .

1. 82.4% of people will wear green this Tuesday.

2. There's a 70% increase in CABBAGE shipments during the week leading up to the 17th.

3. Irish is the second-most common European ancestry in America, just behind German.

4. Massachusetts and New Hampshire are both more than 20% Irish.

5. And Americans will spend a total of $4.6 billion for the holiday . . . or an average of about $36.50 for every person celebrating.

(Wallethub)

by Melody Judge posted Mar 13 2015 7:13AM


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Ultimate Guitar recently dug up this old chart that shows what each artist made for performing at the legendary Woodstock festival (Woodstock Music & Art Fair) in August of 1969. You can check out the full list—including the earnings of Jimi Hendrix, the Who, Joe Cocker, Janis Joplin and more..

Check out the article here: http://www.altpress.com/news/entry/this_list_shows_what_each_performer_at_woodstock_was_paid

by Melody Judge posted Mar 13 2015 6:39AM

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There's an eighth grader in Kenosha, Wisconsin named Desiree Andrews who has Down syndrome. But that hasn't stopped her from joining her school's cheerleading squad. She was cheering at a middle school basketball game recently, when some students in the stands started making fun of her.

Luckily three players from her school saw what was happening . . . Miles Rodriguez, Scooter Terrien, and Chase Vazquez. So they stopped playing . . . walked off the court . . . confronted the bullies . . . and told them to stop.

Desiree described what they did as, quote, "sweet, kind, awesome, and amazing." And since then, they've become friends.Now the school is officially renaming their gymnasium "D's House" . . . because Desiree goes by the nickname "D".

(TMJ4 / ESPN)

by Melody Judge posted Mar 12 2015 8:54AM

A minor league baseball team has created a new food monster.

The Krispy Kreme Donut Dog is a hotdog wrapped in a Krispy Kreme doughnut, smothered with bacon and raspberry jelly.

Credit the Wilmington BlueRocks – which is aKansas City Royals affiliate – for the invention.

But when you see it, you get the idea that it’s not so much a food as it is a dare. (Yahoo Sports)

by Melody Judge posted Mar 11 2015 9:01AM

A federal jury ruled yesterday that "Blurred Lines" DOES rip off the 1977 MARVIN GAYE song "Got to Give It Up". And they ordered Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams to pay Marvin's kids $7.4 million. The Gayes also sued T.I., who appears on the song. But the jury let him off the hook. During a week-long trial, Gaye's family brought in a musicologist who testified that there was a "constellation" of eight similar elements in the two songs. Their attorney also noted that in several interviews, Robin said he told Pharrell he wanted to write a song LIKE "Got to Give It Up" . . . and that Pharrell had said he tried to pretend he WAS Marvin Gaye while writing it. Robin, Pharrell and T.I. released a statement saying the verdict, quote, "sets a horrible precedent for music and creativity going forward." And it sounds like they plan to appeal.


Here's a mashup of the two songs:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ziz9HW2ZmmY


by Melody Judge posted Mar 11 2015 8:25AM

https://www.betabrand.com/womens-poo-emoji-casual-pocket-dress.html

The Poo-Emoji Dress features a semi-fitted button-front top, elastic (natural) waist, and a slight A-line skirt that hits just above the knees.

Who's ordering?

    by Melody Judge posted Mar 11 2015 6:38AM

    Ashton Kutcher wants to see more diaper-changing facilities in public men's rooms and he's leading the charge in changing that.

    The new dad says he hasn't been able to take little Wyatt Isabelle into the men's room to change her diaper because the changing tables are always in the ladies' room. But while most dads would be happy to have an excuse for not being able to change a diaper, Kutcher thinks it stinks and is unfair.

    He wrote on Facebook, "There are NEVER diaper changing stations in men's public restrooms.” He then offered an incentive for public restrooms saying, "The first public men’s room that I go into that has one gets a free shout out on my Facebook page."

    (People)

    by Melody Judge posted Mar 9 2015 6:57AM

    CHEYENNE, Wyo. -- Police say a man and woman stolen more than $9,000 worth of women's underwear from a department store in Wyoming's capital.

    Officer Dan Long, a Cheyenne police spokesman, says the shoplifters made off with just over 1,000 pairs of panties from the J.C. Penney store in a Cheyenne's Frontier Mall Wednesday afternoon.

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    Video surveillance shows the two leaving the store with a large plastic bag.

    Long says store employees did not notice the theft until several minutes after it happened and the pair got away before police arrived.

    Police estimate roughly 800 pairs of Ambrielle brand underwear and 200 pairs of Flirtitude brand garments were taken.

    According to CBS affiliate KGWN, Cheyenne police say an African-American man and Hispanic woman were caught on surveillance at J.C. Penny's, but may have targeted other stores first.

    The man is described as in his 30's with shoulder length dreadlocks or braids with metal clamps on the ends and wearing a black and green sweatshirt. The woman was wearing a red puffy coat and white headband. The couple used a plastic Dillard's bag to grab the panties.

    AP

    by Melody Judge posted Mar 9 2015 6:33AM

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    A Spring Training game in Arizona between the Angels and the Royals was delayed twice yesterday when the stadium fell under attack by a huge swarm of bees.

    Players ran off the field and fans left their seats as the invading bees took over the field and eventually concentrated on a microphone behind home plate. Finally a beekeeper was called in to spray down the microphone and get rid of the little buzzers and the game resumed.

    by Melody Judge posted Mar 5 2015 9:23AM
    1. Was the inspiration for the new invention -- cat spanx

    2. Causes floor to creak when he walks -- a cement floor

    3. He needs two collars to go around his neck

    4. His tummy actually cleans the wood floors

    5. For exercise, the mouse run around him

    by Melody Judge posted Mar 5 2015 9:19AM

    Baseball is just kicking off spring training, but the Arizona Diamondbacks are already in midseason form when it comes to their food game. They just announced a new dessert they'll be selling at their ballpark this year . . . the CHURRO DOG.

    It looks kind of like a hot dog, only it's a warm cinnamon churro instead of a hot dog . . . a chocolate-glazed long john donut as the bun . . . and three scoops of ice cream on top, with whipped cream, caramel, and chocolate sauce.

    It'll cost $8.50 . . . and it's approximately 1,117 calories.

    This isn't the Diamondbacks' first venture into crazy stadium food. Last season, they rolled out the D-Bat Dog . . . an 18-inch corn dog stuffed with bacon and cheese, for $25.

    Who will DARE to eat both the D-Bat Dog AND the Churro Dog during the same game?

    (Arizona Republic / ESPN)


    by Melody Judge posted Mar 4 2015 8:01AM

    Katy Perry is cashing in on the dancing shark phenomenon from her Super Bowl half-time show last month, by releasing an official costume.

    The singer was joined onstage by two dancers dressed up like sharks during her hits medley during that performance.

    The sharks were an Internet sensation and now she is giving the chance to don the big fish costumes.

    Perry announced the news on Twitter:

    The Katy Perry Left Shark “Belovesie” retails at $129 on Perry’s website.

    by Melody Judge posted Mar 4 2015 6:20AM

    Metallica are feeling retro — so retro, their next release will be on cassette.

    They will celebrate Record Store Day by releasing their demo tape, “No Life ’til Leather,” that they recorded in 1982 that led to their record deal.

    They will release it as a limited-edition cassette to independent record stores only on April 18.

    If that’s too retro for you, Metallica will release it on vinyl and on CD this summer.

    by Melody Judge posted Mar 3 2015 7:48AM

    If you want green milk for St. Patrick's Day, what do you do? You could add green food coloring to your milk, but that's no fun. You could buy a Shamrock Shake and wait for it to melt, but who has the willpower not to drink it right away?

    This year, there's FINALLY a better solution.

    A milk company called TruMoo is selling a mint-and-vanilla-flavored green milk nationwide.

    Other dairies have sold green milk for St. Patrick's Day before, but those have always been regional . . . this is the first time everyone in the country will get a chance to drink the stuff.

    TruMoo is clearly working to establish itself as the go-to brand behind weird milk flavors and colors. They made an orange creamsicle flavor for Halloween, and they'll be selling a pink jellybean one for Easter.

    (Consumerist)

    by Melody Judge posted Mar 3 2015 7:04AM

    Zagat just released their annual survey on how much coffee Americans drink. And 82% of coffee drinkers say they have at least one cup every single day. Here are six more results from the survey.

    1. The average coffee drinker has 2.1 cups a day. Men average 2.4 compared to 1.9 for women.

    2. 24% of people say normal coffee is their favorite . . . 17% prefer lattes . . . 12% prefer cappuccinos . . . 8% like espressos . . . and 5% say iced coffee is their favorite.

    3. 29% of people take their coffee black . . . 23% add half-and-half . . . 16% use whole milk . . . 15% use skim . . . 8% use almond milk . . . and 6% use soy milk.

    4. 43% of people usually make their coffee at home or at work to save money . . . 26% go to a national chain like Starbucks . . . and 22% go to smaller coffee shops.

    5. The average cup of coffee that's not made at home costs $3.28, which is up from $3.05 last year.

    6. 25% of us always tip a barista, while 30% say it's not necessary.

    (Zagat)

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