Tuesday June 27, 2017
Today's Tabloid News

About a quarter of all adults now have a tattoo

With about a quarter of all adults now having a tattoo in the U.S. and the U.K., one Swedish startup intends to become the Expedia for getting inked. In the U.S., tattoos are estimated to be a $1 billion industry according to research house IBIS World. In 2016, there were about 38,879 tattoo businesses registered in the U.S., where the market grew 13 percent between 2011 and 2016.  More…

He lost a slot machine jackpot because his friend pushed the button

Don’t let anyone push your buttons. That’s the new mantra of gambler Jan Flato, who lost out on a $100,000 slot machine jackpot because he let a friend do the honors. “The person who pushes a slot machine button or pulls the arm is the person who wins the jackpot” regardless who inserts the money, a Seminole spokesman said.  More…

Live in the home where Marilyn Monroe died for $6.9 million

A four-bedroom listing in Los Angeles’ affluent Brentwood enclave is as stunning as its former A-list owner. The 2,624-square-foot spread — a 1929 Spanish hacienda-style property — was the only home ever owned by Hollywood legend Marilyn Monroe. Listing for $6.9 million, this home was where Monroe was found dead of barbiturate poisoning in August 1962 by her psychiatrist — naked, face-down in bed, clutching a phone.  More…

The moment the GOP shooter opened fire

Dramatic video from the shooting in Alexandria, Virginia, captured some of the chaos that ensued when a 66-year-old left-wing zealot opened fire on the GOP congressional baseball team. More than 25 bullets can be heard, which was captured by a witness close to the field at Eugene Simpson Stadium Park. At one point, a man can be seen lying in the middle of the field.  More…

These ‘Star Wars’ extras are still making money off their tiny roles

Two years ago, actor Nick Joseph was signing autographs at a “Star Wars” convention when a fan appeared with a request. “Would you sign something for my mother?” the man asked. Joseph agreed, and the guy reached into a bag and pulled out – an urn. Turns out the mother was long dead.  More…

Behind the scenes with ‘Batman’ star Adam West

Holy family viewing, Batman — it turns out the Caped Crusader’s fetching satin pants spent a lot of time on the floor. Adam West, who died on Saturday at age 88, became a TV legend for his camped-up portrayal of the hero in the ’60s.  More…

Schwarzenegger says you can have four Hummers and still save planet

Arnold Schwarzenegger has four Hummers and likes nothing better than getting up at 5am to ride his Harley Davidson to the beach for breakfast. Yet "The Terminator" star insists that should not stop him being an environmental evangelist.  More…

Texting lady tumbles through open sidewalk doors

Terrifying video captures the moment a woman flipped over open sidewalk cellar doors in New Jersey — and plunged six feet into the basement below. The unidentified 67-year-old woman was walking down a street in Plainfield, N.J. around noon on Thursday when she approached the open doors. But instead of turning to avoid them, she kept walking and toppled head-first over the wide-open grate, video shows.  More…

Why are CEOs getting paid tons of money for nothing?

Marissa Mayer will pocket $186 million when Verizon fully acquires Yahoo next month — for essentially doing nothing. Yahoo’s core business stagnated under Meyer’s leadership. However, when she took the job, she inherited Yahoo’s 15 percent stake in Alibaba, the Chinese e-commerce colossus. Alibaba’s increasing value caused Yahoo stock to double over her five-year tenure.  More…

‘Batman’ star Adam West dies

Adam West — an actor defined and also constrained by his role in the 1960s series “Batman” — died Friday night in Los Angeles. He was 88. A rep said that he died after a short battle with leukemia.  More…

Debra Messing is allergic to everything

“Will & Grace” diva Debra Messing issued a long list of banned items she is allergic to. Messing says she’s allergic to ALL WHITE FISH, chicken, mushrooms, gluten, dairy, butter and does not eat game, beans, yogurt, broccoli, or cauliflower. “Debra is also allergic to wool, cats, cashmere, down feathers, and all flowers – except orchids.”  More…

Woman flung from golf cart, dies after falling on wine glasses she was holding

A 58-year-old San Jose resident died after being flung from a golf cart and falling on the shards of two wine glasses she was holding, the California Highway Patrol said.  More…

Oprah staged an intervention for Jamie Foxx

Sometimes it takes Oprah Winfrey’s touch to make magic work. During the 2004-2005 awards season, Jamie Foxx was having the time of his life. But his hard partying came to a screeching halt after Winfrey phoned the actor. “‘You’re blowing it, Jamie Foxx,’” the 49-year-old remembered Winfrey telling him.  More…

Gloria Allred gets booted from Bill Cosby trial

First time in a courtroom, Gloria? Celebrity attorney Gloria Allred — who has repped several Bill Cosby accusers, including one who testified this week — was booted from the comedian’s criminal sex assault trial Wednesday because her cellphone rang in the courtroom.  More…

The false rehabilitation of Brian Williams

It’s been eight months since Brian Williams, suspended by NBC News for telling multiple lies, has been back on the air at MSNBC. His public stance was of a man chastened, humbled, and grateful to have another shot. Would anyone be surprised to learn that this, too, is not quite the truth?  More…