What up Central PA! My name is Vijay and I'm the night guy at Variety. I was born and raised in the DC Area, Takoma Park to be exact. Feel free to call and say hello!
#1.) ST. PATRICK wasn't Irish. He was born in either Scotland or Wales, and was brought to Ireland as a slave.
#2.) You know what else isn't Irish? "Danny Boy". It was written by an English songwriter named Frederick Weatherly . . . he set it to an Irish melody called "Londonderry Air".
#3.) Also, "When Irish Eyes are Smiling" was written by two Americans.
#4.) St. Patrick's name wasn't Patrick. It was actually Maewyn. And the holiday marks his DEATH, not his birthday.
#5.) America is way more Irish than Ireland. There are approximately 36 million Americans with Irish ancestors. The population of Ireland is about 4.5 million.
#6.) 1% of all the beer in the WORLD is consumed on St. Patrick's Day.
#7.) Guinness sees the biggest boost of any individual beer on St. Patrick's Day. On the average day, people worldwide drink 5.5 million pints of Guinness . . . on St. Patrick's Day, it jumps to at least 13 million pints.
#8.) America's bar tab on Sunday will be approximately $245 MILLION.
#9.) Americans are in the middle of a new love affair with Irish whiskey. Sales of Irish whiskey are up 400% since 2002. They've even jumped 22.5% in the past 12 months.
#10.) Approximately 133 million American adults . . . or 56.3% of the adult population . . . will celebrate St. Patrick's Day this year. And 84% will wear green.
Kris Humphries' claim that his marriage to Kim Kardashian was a publicity stunt has gained credibility.
In court documents obtained by Life & Style magazine, Keeping Up With the Kardashiansproducer Russell Jay admitted in his recent deposition in the couple's divorce "that at least two scenes depicting Kris negatively were scripted, re-shot or edited."
Russell said Kim did not know when Kris was going to pop the question and "was completely surprised" by his bedroom proposal. However, she did not like her original reaction and asked, "Can we just like, have me come back in one more time and be, like, really surprised?"
Russell also confirms reports from last year that Kim shot a scene with mom Kris Jenner, in which she talked about her marriage struggles with the baller after she'd already filed for divorce in October 2011.
A source says Humphries "feels vindicated. It's obvious they were trying to tarnish his reputation. This will prove how fake Kim and the show are." However, TMZ insists that this actually sinks Kris's case. They point out that "since he proposed and she was surprised, it means it positively wasn't a grand scheme to dupe him," and also that "Kris clearly knew she re-shot her reaction, so no matter what, he was in on everything."
Kim is set to appear in court on May 6th to defend herself against the allegations.
This is the WRONG way to "go wild" on spring break. Last week, in Key West, Florida, a 20-year-old blonde saw a 21-year-old woman LITTER. So she started yelling at her . . . and ended up BITING HER FACE. She was arrested for misdemeanor battery.