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FACEBOOK USERS ARE QUITTING THE SITE IN DROVES OVER PRIVACY AND ADDICTION FEARS
Facebook users are quitting the social network in droves due to privacy concerns and fear of internet addiction, according to new research. Increasing numbers are taking part in what's been dubbed “virtual identity suicide” and deleting their accounts. Analysis of more than 600 people, by researchers from the University of Vienna, found that data protection issues and social pressure to add friends were also among the reasons for leaving. Others quoted shallow conversations, general dissatisfaction and loss of interest in the site.
REASONS FOR QUITTING FACEBOOK
Privacy concerns: 48.3 percent
General dissatisfaction: 13.5 percent
Shallow conversations: 12.6 percent
Fear of becoming addicted: 6 percent
“BIG BANG THEORY”: JIM PARSONS, KALEY CUOCO AND JOHNNY GALECKI WANT EXTRA $500K PER EPISODE
For some people, $350,000 for a week's worth of work is just not enough. Such is the case with the three top cast members of the hit show “The Big Bang Theory.” Kaley Cuoco, Johnny Galecki and Jim Parsons together are asking for a massive pay raise that hovers in the $500,000 per episode, per person ballpark, according to RadarOnline. The cast is just about to enter their seventh season of the CBS show which debuts September 26 but this new deal will be for the eighth season. Kaley, Jim, and Johnny reportedly feel that they should see a salary increase because the show continues to pull in big ratings. The sitcom is the highest rated syndicated show. For season six, the top three players received $300,000 an episode. “They know the critical position Big Bang holds on CBS’ prime-time schedule and the only thing preventing them [from] getting what they want would be a spectacular ratings demise this season,” a source tells Radar. “That isn’t about to happen anytime soon. They’ll put on a united front during negotiations.”
BRAD PITT CRASHES A WEDDING IN ENGLAND
Brad Pitt inadvertently crashed a wedding in England, according to the Maidehead Advertiser newspaper. A reception was being held at the Stoke Park hotel in the U.K., which is near Pinewood Studios, where Pitt is currently shooting his new WWII film Fury. The groom, Daniel, happened to see Pitt drinking at the bar and pulled his bride, Abi, in to meet the actor, who posed for pictures with the newlyweds. "He said sure, no problem, and said congratulations and I hope you have had a great day," the bride told the paper. "And he said I looked nice. He was really nice."
Last night DWTS premered on ABC... did you watch? I'll admit I have given up on the show the past couple of seasons, but was truly impressed by this year's competition. I was flipping between football and managed to catch Amber, Elizabeth, Keyshawn, Bill Nye, and Bill. Amber completely tore up the dance floor last night!!! LOVED LOVED LOVED her performance!!! (Check it out above) Who was your favorite from last night?
Here's a breakdown of scores:
Amber Riley Score: 27/30
Corbin Bleu Score: 24/30
Elizabeth Berkley Lauren Score 24/30
Brant Daugherty Score: 22/30
Jack Osbourne Score: 23/30
Nicole Polizzi Score: 23/30
Christina Milian Score: 22/30
Leah Remini Score: 21/30
Valerie Harper Score: 21/30
Bill Engvall Score: 18/30
Keyshawn Johnson Score: 17/30
Bill Nye Score: 14/30
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JIMMY KIMMEL'S PREDICTION FOR "DANCING WITH THE STARS"
Every season, Jimmy Kimmel makes a prediction on who he thinks will win "Dancing with the Stars." He's been really successful at picking the winners. Last night, Jimmy predicted that Amber Riley will win this season.
"JEOPARDY" CHAMP KEN JENNINGS UNINVITED TO NEW NBC GAME SHOW
Jeopardy champ Ken Jennings says he made a request to appear on NBC’s new trivia show, Million Second Quiz. He received an invitation to sit in its “money chair,” only to have the offer rescinded an hour later. “I sent in some paperwork and had a plane ticket in my [email] inbox by the time I sat down to brunch with my family,” Jennings wrote on September 14. However, an hour later, he got a phone call from a casting staffer saying there had been a “miscommunication.” Jennings wrote, “The network, for unspecified reasons, was not willing to fly ‘trivia champions' in for the show.” Jennings says NBC told him he could fly himself to New York if he wanted and wouldn’t even have to wait in line, but he turned them down. NBC has not commented on Jennings' claim. Jennings holds the record for the longest winning streak on Jeopardy, 74 straight matches in 2004, for a total of $3,172,700 in prize earnings.
WALKING DEAD SPINOFF
AMC is developing a companion series for The Walking Dead to launch in 2015, with Robert Kirkman, Gale Anne Hurd and David Alpert acting as executive producers. Network boss Charlie Collier called the spin-off a "no brainer." Season 4 of The Walking Dead premieres on AMC on Sunday, Oct. 13.
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BRUNO TONIOLI TALKS ABOUT NEW SEASON OF "DANCING WITH THE STARS"
The new season of "Dancing with the Stars" premieres tonight on ABC. On "Extra," judge Bruno Tonioli talked about the new season.
FOX SPORTS APOLOGIZES FOR TERRY BRADSHAW F-BOMB
FOX Sports 1 issued an apology after it accidentally aired commentator Terry Bradshaw using a curse word during a commercial break. Bradshaw was talking to Jimmie Johnson during a commercial break Friday when he used an expletive. FOX Sports immediately took to Twitter to apologize for the mistake. "FOX Sports apologizes for the inadvertent and inappropriate language heard during a commercial break on Friday's edition of FOX Football Daily on FOX Sports 1," the network wrote. "The personalities in the studio, including Terry Bradshaw, were unaware that we'd be going to the set live at that time. We apologize to Terry and viewers who unfortunately heard the comments. We are reviewing our procedures to make sure this does not happen again."
SALESMAN HAS EATEN 12,000 BIG MAC MEALS IN THE LAST 30 YEARS
A salesman has eaten 12,000 Big Macs over the last 30 years - and yet appears to be healthy. Dennis Rosinlof says he eats the McDonald’s burger with fries ten times a week - sometimes twice a day - on his travels, and only takes a break on Sundays. But despite having a fondness for the 930 calorie Big Mac meal, Rosinlof is actually a slim 165 pounds and healthy. He is 64, six feet tall, 165 pounds and has a good cholesterol level. Rosinlof said: “Conservatively, I’ve eaten at least 12,000 Big Macs over the last 30 years. I don’t get tired of it. I look forward to going to McDonald’s every single time.” Roslinof described the Big Mac as a “fantastic sandwich” and said that he starts the week off on Mondays with one of the burgers on his way home from work. He eats two on Tuesday - one on the way into work then one on the way home - and one on Wednesday for breakfast. On Thursdays he will eat two Big Macs, two on Fridays and always two on Saturdays. His only break is on Sundays when his wife Lauri cooks him and his family a meal.
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