Monday, August 16, 2010
Friday, August 13, 2010
TAYLOR SWIFT has just debuted at #1 on the Digital Songs chart, with 297,000 downloads of her new song, "Mine". And that's only with four days of sales because "Mine" was rushed to retailers after it was leaked online last week.
What's even more impressive about that is "Mine" now has the fourth-best digital sales week of the year . . . and the eighth-best digital sales week EVER. All in just four days.
(Eminem had this year's best digital sales week with 379,000 downloads of "Not Afraid". Then Em's "Love the Way You Lie" had 338,000 downloads in one week followed by Taylor's "Today Was a Fairytale" which enjoyed a week of 325,000.)
Meanwhile, "Mine" has also debuted at #3 over on the Hot 100 chart, which makes Taylor the second female artist in history to debut multiple tracks in the Top 5 in the same calendar year. "Today Was a Fairytale" debuted at #2 back in February.
Taylor wanted to thank you, so here ya go...
Thursday, August 12, 2010
LUKE BRYAN became a father again yesterday. His wife Caroline gave birth to their second son, Tatum Christoper. Luke says, quote, "All I ever hoped for was one boy and to have two, it's going to be fun. I've already got fishing spots picked out for us."
Center for Health, Environment and Justice (in Falls Church, VA) has been telling people for years about the dangers of plastics and how serious of a health threat they can be. We spoke with Mike Schade about what might be slowly killing you in your home. For all the details and to protect yourself and your family...
Shower curtain details - CLICK HERE NOW.
Details on things in your home - CLICK THIS NOW.
Kids back to school supplies - CLICK HERE.
Wednesday, August 11, 2010
- I can name my partner's best friends.
- I know what stresses my partner is currently facing.
- I know the names of some people who have been irritating my partner lately.
- I can tell you some of my partner's life dreams.
- I know my partner's basic philosophy of life.
- I can list the relatives my partner likes the least.
- I feel that my partner knows me pretty well.
- When we're apart, I think fondly of my partner.
- I often touch or kiss my partner affectionately.
- My partner really respects me.
- There is passion in our relationship.
- Romance is still part of our relationship.
- My partner appreciates the things I do.
- My partner likes my personality.
- Our sex life is mostly satisfying.
- At the end of the day my partner is glad to see me.
- My partner is one of my best friends.
- We just love talking to each other.
- There is lots of give and take (both people have influence) in our discussions.
- My partner listens respectfully even when we disagree.
- My partner is usually a great help as a problem solver.
- We generally mesh well on basic values and goals in life.
What your answers mean:
15 or more positive answers: You have a lot of strength in your relationship.
8 to 14 positive answers: This is a pivotal time in your relationship as there are strengths you can build upon, but do focus on the weaknesses that need your attention.
7 or fewer: Your relationship may be in serious trouble and could be headed for the rocks. If you're concerned about this, it means you probably still value the relationship enough to get help.
Tuesday, August 10, 2010
Anyone who's ever dealt with a meter maid or a parking enforcement cop knows one thing: There's NO excuse that's good enough to get them to let you off. And this story is even MORE proof of that.
Last week in Seattle, a parking enforcement officer . . . whose name wasn't released . . . saw a car parked in a two-hour spot for more than two hours. When she went up to the car, she saw a guy inside, sitting behind the wheel.
She knocked on the window twice. He didn't wake up. So she decided he was a sound sleeper, and gave him a $42 ticket. She was dead wrong.
About 40 minutes later, the man's girlfriend found the car, with the ticket on the windshield. Turns out, the guy wasn't a sound sleeper . . . HE WAS DEAD.
He's 36-year-old Derek Eldridge, and the police are still trying to figure out his cause of death.
As for the ticket . . . according to a sergeant from the Seattle police, the officer who gave Derek the ticket did NOTHING WRONG. Even though he didn't wake up when she knocked, there was no reason for her to suspect he was dead.
He also didn't say whether or not the ticket would be waived.
In Montgomery, Alabama, there's a TV show called "County Law", which is basically just a local version of the show "COPS".
And on a recent episode, a woman got excited when she saw the camera because she knew she'd be on TV. She just yelled "County Law" over and over again, and didn't seem to care that her SISTER was the one being arrested.
Friday, August 6, 2010
Sometimes greatest hits albums are just a bunch of songs stuffed into a package in order to make money. Okay, they always are. But occasionally they're worth talking about . . . like with BRAD PAISLEY'S upcoming "Hits Alive".
This is Brad's FIRST greatest hits package . . . and it's definitely overdue. He's had 17 number one singles in almost a dozen years. We don't know the track listing yet, but we do know it's a double-disc set.
One disc will feature studio versions of his biggest hits, while the other will be live stuff taken from his concerts. "Hits Alive" drops November 2nd.
Thursday, August 5, 2010
A while back we learned that TIM MCGRAW was the Top-Selling Country Artist of the Decade. (--He sold 24.8 million copies from January 1st, 2000 to December 31st, 2009. TOBY KEITH came in second, selling 24.5 million units.)
So it only makes sense that he was also the MOST PLAYED country artist of the decade. According to Nielsen, Tim McGraw had 7,965,000 radio spins in the decade, which was, of course, more than any artist. No word who came in second.
Wednesday, August 4, 2010
The MTV Video Music Award nominees were announced yesterday and LADY GAGA led with a total of 13 nominations. That's more VMA nominations than has been received by any other artist in a single year. EMINEM had the second most this year, with eight.
Gaga received 10 nominations for "Bad Romance" . . . and three for "Telephone", her collaboration with BEYONCÉ. Meanwhile, Beyoncé got five nominations for "Video Phone" . . . which was HER song featuring Gaga.
It's probably also worth noting that TAYLOR SWIFT and KANYE WEST are both up for one award each. It was at last year's VMA's that Kanye stole the mic from Taylor after she won Best Female Video for "You Belong With Me". The VMAs are on September 12th at 9PM on MTV.
Who says SUPERMAN doesn't exist? He LITERALLY just saved a family from absolute disaster.
The family, who asked the press to keep their name and their location confidential, was facing FORECLOSURE . . . they couldn't afford the payments their home and the bank was getting ready to bounce them out.
As they packed up their belongings to leave the house, they found an old box in their basement containing about nine comic books.
One of those comic books was "Action Comics No. 1" . . . a.k.a. the comic book that featured the first appearance of Superman . . . a.k.a. the most valuable comic book OF ALL TIME.They looked it up online and found that copies of that book have sold for up to $1.5 MILLION at auction. So they contacted a comic book auction expert named Vincent Zurzolo who runs the website ComicConnect.com.
He examined the comic and gave it a rating of "very good" based on its condition. Since it's not perfectly mint, it should only make about $250,000 at auction . . . not quite $1.5 million, but still enough for the family to easily save their house.
And while that's amazing for them . . . unfortunately, most Americans DON'T have the most valuable comic book in the world in their basements. In the first six months of this year, more than 1.6 million homes were in foreclosure.
(more of the story on ABC news)
Friday, July 30, 2010
Our local superstar Caressa Cameron (Miss America) was in studio today to co-host the morning show! We had a great time as we talked about her life, what's ahead, and took your questions.
She is an amazing woman and a great roll model for everyone. Here she is winning the 2010 Miss America title...
Thursday, July 29, 2010
It's always fun to see somebody famous walk on stage at a concert and sing along with the headliner. That's what DIERKS BENTLEY did last Friday in Louisville, Kentucky when he joined BON JOVI for their song "Wanted Dead Or Alive".
JON BON JOVI started the song on his own, and then invited Dierks to the stage. Dierks did a nice job, and then when it was over he blurted out, quote, "That was the quote in my yearbook."
Tuesday, July 27, 2010
Monday, July 26, 2010
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Keep your eyes open for a 10-13 foot tall walking fur ball known as Big Foot, Sasquatch, or Walking Carpet around the Lake Anna Area. According to Billy Willard (Sasquatch Watch of Virginia) that's where some reports have come in that people have seen the elusive beast. Mr. Willard says "We believe we may be close to some kind of major discovery" referring to some type of evidence that Sasquatch does exist. What type of evidence? You'll find out in the interview with Mr. Willard on Tuesday (7/23/10) in the 6 o'clock hour where we get some answers, and get some suggestions on what to do if we see that "Walking Carpet".
For more info you can go to his website - CLICK HERE NOW to go there.
Wednesday, July 21, 2010
Whatever time Lindsay serves . . . whether it be 90 days, three weeks or less . . . she'll do so mainly in a 12-by-8-foot cell.
Lindsay will NOT be able to smoke . . . which is going to be tough for her, since she's been known to burn two packs a day. She also won't be allowed to shower every day.
Lindsay will only get to leave her cell for about an hour a day, and she'll only be allowed visitors two days a week.
Other than that, though, it's not exactly breaking rocks on the chain gang. ABC legal analyst Dana Cole says, quote, "It's not going to be the worst situation imaginable, far from it. It's just going to be boring basically."
Tuesday, July 20, 2010
This year, the age range is 15 through 28. Good luck!
Monday, July 19, 2010
Friday, July 16, 2010
This has a strange combo, but sounds like it's worked for many - in major heat AND cheap!
CLICK HERE for the directions. Let me know how it works!
Wednesday, July 14, 2010
Botox has proven that millions of people will willingly inject POISON into their face to get rid of wrinkles. So I guess we can't be surprised that many of those same people are fine with injecting HUMAN BLOOD into their face for the same reason.
The newest trend in over-the-top wrinkle removal is a procedure called Selphyl . . . but it's nicknamed the "vampire facelift."
In the procedure, a cosmetic surgeon draws some of your blood . . . extracts some of the platelets and proteins from the blood . . . and injects those back into your face to smooth out your wrinkles.
The process is FDA-approved . . . it seems to be extremely safe . . . it's non-invasive and non-surgical . . . and since people are getting injected with their own blood, it doesn't feel like you're putting something unnatural into your body.
There are some real drawbacks, though. One, it won't work for everyone . . . it's most effective on older people whose skin is looser and thinner. Two, since it's a new procedure, no one really knows the long-term effects.
Three, you can only use it for spot treatments . . . you can't give enough blood safely to take care of your entire face. And finally, it costs $1,100 to $1,500 for each wrinkle they take care of . . . and the wrinkles come back in about 15 months.
According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, this year, 55 million people will have cosmetic procedures. About 97% of them will be non-surgical procedures, like vampire facelifts.
(Story from ABC News)
Show-and-tell shopping videos posted by teens on YouTube for fun are about to get a serious back-to-school commercial twist.
Today, J.C. Penney, one of the nation's largest retailers, will announce plans to turn a handful of these look-what-I-got-at-the-store teen videos — known as "hauls" — into a core component of its back-to-school marketing. CLICK HERE for more.
Tuesday, July 13, 2010
He saw the sign she made, and Didn't for get her. During the show thisth he made a memory happen. CLICK HERE NOW for the full story!
Here's the vid...
Monday, July 12, 2010
Wow! Researchers at Virginia Tech University are getting close to finishing a prototype of the first-ever CAR FOR THE BLIND. From the photo they released, it kind of looks like a souped-up ATV with a big roll cage.
The car is equipped with sensors that constantly transmit info to the driver, so he or she is aware of traffic. Right now, it seems unlikely that these cars will ever leave the prototype phase and actually hit the streets, but here's a pic of the car...
The secret ingredients in Coca-Cola are apparently WAY more MAGICAL than we thought. There's a website called WiseBread about how to live the good life on the cheap, and they put together a list of 51 different uses for Coca-Cola.
Some are obvious, like cooking with it or relieving an upset stomach. But some of them are crazy . . . like removing blood stands, curing a jellyfish sting, moisturizing your skin, cleaning tile grout, and curling your hair.
Check out all 51 by CLICKING HERE NOW.
Friday, July 9, 2010
This pic shows the before teeth when she was on American Idol...and if you CLICK HERE NOW you'll see a vid of her posted on her site that shows her new pearly whites! Good choice Crystal, now I can watch you sing w/o having thoughts of Austin Powers.
Thursday, July 8, 2010
1) Human name -- You're a warm, nurturing person who considers your pet a member of the family. Just like with your other loved ones, you're attentive to his or her needs, and you lavish your pet with affection.
2) Name to match appearance -- You're an easy going person with a practical outlook. So it figures you'd find a name like Shaggy or Spot that reflects your pet's looks and personality. After all, he or she is as individual as anyone else in your circle of family and friends.
3) Famous name -- You're a self assured type who loves flaunting your knowledge of pop culture, including naming your animal after a famous person. Your confident air also attracts people with the same flair.
4) Old fashioned name -- Although your pal's moniker may be Fido, you can't deny that you have a terrific imagination. In fact, using a name that's no longer popular emphasizes your creative side along with your infectious sense of humor.
5) Unique name -- You're an extrovert who loves to be the center of attention and giving your pet an offbeat name is a sure way to gain the spotlight. People are so intrigued, you find yourself in spontaneous conversations wherever you go.
Wednesday, July 7, 2010
Looking for some creative ways to beat the heat? There are 23 great suggestions here that most don't think of like; a Makeshift air conditioner, Turn on the vent fan in the bathroom, and eating spicy food are a few of the great ideas (and reasons/instructions behind them) listed here.
CLICK HERE NOW to see all the great ideas/tips...and cool off already.
Tuesday, July 6, 2010
First it was Kenny Chesney's Summer in 3D, now you can see Elvis perform his hits July 29th in theaters. The documentary "Elvis On Tour" was filmed during his 15-city tour in 1972 and has been remastered and includes tour footage that has never been seen. It'll be released in about 500 theaters across the country on July 29 to commemorate the 75th anniversary of his birth, which was last January.
Monday, July 5, 2010
I'm not inclined to help artists shamefully pimp their records, but this idea is kind of interesting. BLAKE SHELTON is holding a contest where fans phone in their best, or funniest, pick-up line. It's a tie-in to his current single, "It's All About Tonight".
You'll get a free download of the song just by calling in with your pickup line at 615-942-0716. You'll also qualify for a prize package. The winners will be picked in August. CLICK HERE to hear some of the latest pickup line entries here.
Friday, July 2, 2010
The "Spider-Man" movie franchise is getting a reboot, like all franchises seem to do these days, and TOBEY MAGUIRE is OUT. Yesterday, Columbia Pictures announced they've found their new Peter Parker-slash-Spider-Man after a worldwide search.
And he is . . . a relatively unknown 26-year-old British guy named Andrew Garfield.
Andrew has only been in a few movies over here . . . he was Francis Weston in "The Other Boleyn Girl" and Anton in "The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus" . . . but in England, he's considered a rising star.
Right now the first new "Spider-Man" featuring Andrew is tentatively scheduled to come out in exactly two years and one day: July 3rd, 2012.
Thursday, July 1, 2010
The devastation in the Gulf of Mexico cuts across so many lives -- from fishermen to oil workers to tourists -- and so many places -- from beachfront hotels to bird sanctuaries.
We've all been moved by the photos and personal stories of loss, disappointment, despair and, yes, hope.
What we haven't heard is a song that captures some of those feelings.
So we're calling on our readers to try their hand at capturing the mood of the moment in an original song.
One thing we've found in our ongoing photo series on the changing seasons is that there are a lot of talented folks across the country with something to share.
For those of you inclined to music and lyric writing, we invite you to watch the 2 1/2 minute slide show above (or click here) of the Gulf oil and write an original song to accompany it.
You pick the style: From country music to New Orleans jazz to Jimmy Buffett with an edge. In short, whatever moves you. CLICK HERE for the rules.
Wednesday, June 30, 2010
Taylor Swift is the highest-ranking country star on Forbes' list of the 100 most powerful celebrities. The financial publication determined rankings based on the celebrities' pre-tax earnings between June 1, 2009 and June 1, 2010, as well as media visibility and presence on Facebook and Twitter. Swift placed 12th on the list, followed by Miley Cyrus at No. 13, Kenny Chesney at No. 54, Rascal Flatts at No. 62, Toby Keith at No. 67 and Keith Urban at No. 76. Oprah Winfrey topped the list with earnings of $315 million and a No. 1 ranking in TV/radio.(CMT.com news)
CLICK HERE NOW for the full Forbes list.
Tuesday, June 29, 2010
Experts at Ancestry.com found that Pattinson and Vlad III Dracula are connected through their relationship to the British royal family.
While Prince William and Prince Harry are Pattinson’s distant cousins, Vlad the Impaler was their distant uncle, reports News.com.au.
“Tracing Pattinson’s family back to Vlad was difficult research, but the pieces that unraveled created the perfect accompaniment to the Twilight Saga,” Anastasia Tyler, a genealogist, said.
“Without any myth or magic, we find royalty and vampires lurking in Pattinson’s life – making his story just as supernatural as the one he’s playing on screen,” Tyler added. (freshnews.com)
10 am. to noon: Costumed characters from Nick Jr.'s "Go, Diego, Go!" children's TV show, Joseph-Beth Booksellers
11 a.m.: Grand opening ceremony at The Village Green Stage
Noon to 3 p.m.: Meet John Schneider, The Village Green Stage
4 to 5 p.m. Summer fashions show featuring clothing and accessories from The Village's retailers, Joseph-Beth Booksellers
10 am. to noon: Costumed characters from Nick Jr.'s "Go, Diego, Go!" at Joseph-Beth Booksellers
5 to 7 p.m.: The Trailer Choir, an American country music group, at The Village Green Stage
9 p.m.: laser light show, The Village Green Stage
10 a.m. to noon: Costumed characters from Nick Jr.'s "Go, Diego, Go!" at Joseph-Beth Booksellers
11 a.m. to 2 p.m.: Reptile World Show in the mall near Claire's
noon to 3 p.m.: Super Bowl XXVI MVP Mark Rypien, former Redskins Dave Butz and Dexter Manley, and the Washington Redskin Cheerleaders, mall center court
1 to 5 p.m.: Cartoon Network's Move It Movement Tour aimed at 6- to 14-year-olds, north parking lot near MichaelsJuly 10
11 a.m. to noon: Buzzy & Blinky's Kids Club Hour With Ridemakerz, near Buzzy's Play Park
2 to 6 p.m., "Top Chef" contestants, Le Gourmet Chef in the mall
Beginning June 17, Music on the Green will take place from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursdays through July on the Village Green near Bravo! Cucina Italiana.
Some details of scheduled events, particularly the "Top Chefs" event and bands in the concert series, may change. For updates, check at the mall's customer service center.
In addition to the scheduled events, there will also be an autograph and photo session in July with Peter Facinelli, who played Dr Carlisle Cullen in the "Twilight" movies and Dr. Fitch Cooper on "Nurse Jackie." The date and time will be announced soon.
Monday, June 28, 2010
Friday, June 25, 2010
The tapes were in a warehouse full of Michael Jackson's belongings that went up for auction after Joe Jackson failed to pay a storage bill.
Mann says most of them were performances from a variety series the Jacksons did for CBS in 1975.
And he says that the Jacksons were between record contracts at the time, which means they're his and he can do whatever he wants with them.
But an attorney for Michael's estate says those songs are Michael's intellectual property, and thus they belong to the estate. He plans to sue Mann if he releases them.
I guess there are WAY more people than we realized who don't like the guv'ment comin' on their property askin' them all sorta personal questions 'n such.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, since May 1st, when census takers started going door-to-door . . . 409 of them have been ATTACKED.
About 48 million U.S. residents . . . or about one out of every six people . . . didn't fill out and mail in their census forms. So more than 635,000 Census takers have been going door-to-door trying to count them. Of the 409 incidents . . .
--132 people have pulled a weapon.
--88 have taken a swing at the census counter.
--24 have sic'ed their dogs or other animals.
--12 have fired gunshots.
--And 12 have KIDNAPPED and held the census taker against his will.
The Census Bureau doesn't speculate WHY people attacked its counters . . . so we don't know if the attacks were by illegals afraid to be counted, people who don't want the government knowing their personal info, or people with other reasons.
They did say that this isn't a new phenomenon . . . every 10 years, when they do a full census and send counters around, there are a small number of attacks.
Thursday, June 24, 2010
If you're the kind of person who carries around a LUCKY CHARM, congratulations: There's now scientific evidence that shows you DON'T deserve to be mocked incessantly. In fact . . . keep on carting that moon rock or rabbit's foot around.
A study at the University of Cologne in Germany found that people who are superstitious actually DO perform better on tasks and tests than people who aren't.
The researchers ran several different tests, and each one finished with the same result: The superstitious people ruled.
In one test, the researchers had people on a putting green. They told half the people they were getting a ball that had been lucky all day, and told the other half "this is the ball everyone has used so far."
The people who were told they had a lucky ball made an average of 6.42 putts out of 10 . . . the other people made an average of 4.75 out of 10.
In another test, they took people who had lucky charms and brought them into a room. Half of the people had their charms taken away to, quote, "be photographed" . . . the other half got to keep their lucky charms with them.
Then, all of the people played a memory game. The people who got to keep their lucky charms performed MUCH better than the people who didn't.
The researchers say the effect happens because superstitions about luck actually give people more confidence . . . help them set higher goals . . . and actually encourage them to work harder.
(the guardian, UK)
Wednesday, June 23, 2010
Have you heard the story about the woman who left her DOGS more money in her will than her son? If not, here's what you need to know:
In March, 67-year-old Gail Posner died from cancer. And when her only child, 46-year-old Bret Carr, finally got a look at the will, he was shocked to find out his mom had decided to leave three times more money to her dogs than to him.
We're not dealing with small amounts of money here. Gail left $3 MILLION to her DOGS . . . and $1 MILLION to Bret. But it gets worse: She left another $26 MILLION to her bodyguards, maids, and personal trainer.
Gail got her fortune from her father, Victor Posner, who was a real estate mogul. He died from pneumonia in 2002.
-So now, Bret has decided to SUE to overturn his mom's will. He says she MUST have been tricked by her staff to leave them . . . and the dogs . . . so much money.
According to Bret, quote, "She never would've done that unless she was under extreme influence."
His claim to the money isn't rock solid, though . . . he had an on-again, off-again relationship with his mom while she battled with addictions to drugs and alcohol.
As for the $3 MILLION dogs, they're two Chihuahuas that wear Cartier collars and dog clothing . . . so they'll probably need that money to keep living the lifestyle they've grown accustomed to. (???)
And actually, this isn't the first time the Posner family has freaked out over a will, either. When Victor died in 2002, he willed his money to his former girlfriend instead of his children. They sued and eventually got a $14 MILLION settlement.
This is strange . . . but probably a pretty useful trick if you're going swimming in a place that's known for jellyfish. If you want to avoid getting stung, try putting on PANTYHOSE.
Most jellyfish have very short stingers that can't even get through the mesh of the pantyhose. And ones with longer stingers usually don't sting unless they're triggered by contact with skin . . . and the pantyhose prevent that too.
So what about our upper body? I guess a gurdle would suffice...sure will look funny...OR start a new trend!
Tuesday, June 22, 2010
At this point, there's not a donkey show in the world that could get me to visit Mexico. I just feel like all us gringos are getting kidnapped the second we step across the border.
Well . . . the Mexican government HATES that we're all scared to travel there, and they decided to do something about it. So they took a group of 13 reporters on a tour of southwest Mexico to prove just how safe and tourist-friendly the country is.
And . . . the reporters were promptly KIDNAPPED.
Surprisingly enough, the kidnappers weren't drug lords . . . they were MACHETE-WIELDING Nahua Indians, who are in a serious territorial war with other indigenous groups over land all over the country.
A group of 15 people who were filming a beer commercial for Corona were also kidnapped by the Nahua.
Fortunately, all 28 people were released after the Nahua questioned them and decided they weren't a threat . . . but the Nahua refused to give back their cameras and other equipment.
The U.S. State Department still has a travel warning reminding all of us to be very careful when we travel to Mexico . . . especially the most dangerous areas like the southwest.
Monday, June 21, 2010
Friday, June 18, 2010
A company in Hong Kong is now selling the first fully-functional LIGHT SABER. But they're NOT toys to play with at a "Star Wars" convention. These light sabers are REAL WEAPONS.
The company is called Wicked Lasers, and their light saber is called the Spyder 3 Pro Arctic. The laser beam that shoots out isn't thick like in "Star Wars", but it's just as DANGEROUS. Here are some of the warnings they give on their website:
The laser can BLIND someone by burning their retinas.
If it makes contact with skin, it can FRY it.
And, lasers this powerful may cause CANCER if you're exposed to them too much.
But, if you're still on board, these things sell for $197.97, plus about $30 for shipping to the U.S.
CLICK HERE NOW for the website.
Months ago a teenage girl saved her friend from choking to death using the Heimlich maneuver she saw on SpongeBob Squarpants (a cartoon on The Cartoon Network). AND NOW...he's done it again, but this time with a younger viewer.
In Washington Township, New Jersey, an eight-year-old boy saved a five-year-old boy from drowning . . . ALL thanks to "SpongeBob".
Both of the boys were with their families at a neighborhood party. The five-year-old boy, Andrew Gentile, waded into a small lake where some of the kids were swimming.
But the lake was deeper than he thought, and when his feet couldn't touch the bottom he started panicking.
Eight-year-old Reese Ronceray saw him, ran into the lake, swam over to Andrew, fished him out of the water . . . and took him to shore by wrapping one arm under his armpits, and using the other arm to swim.
And Reese learned that technique from SpongeBob, who apparently did it in an episode when he was saving a drowning friend. Once the boys were on the shore, Andrew was fine . . . he didn't need CPR, he was just shaken up.
In honor of Reese, his elementary school held "Reese Ronceray Day" this week . . . and the mayor of Washington Township is planning to give him special recognition.