Poor Drew Barrymore. She was down on love in her film Never Been Kissed and now, it seems, she's even more hopeless. Barrymore will star in Date School, a film about a woman so lousy at dating that she must turn to a dating instructor for tips. That Tom Green must have messed her up for good!
Oh, my aching back!
A national campaign to lighten student backpacks might appear to be a ploy of homework dodgers everywhere were it not spearheaded by the American Occupational Therapy Association. For the second year, the group is urging schools and communities to conduct weigh-ins of students and their backpacks to learn which students are toting more than the recommended 15 percent of their body weight. Several recent studies have suggested a connection between backpack weight and back pain and injury in children and teens. According to the AOTA, the backpack of a typical 100-pound student carries 20 percent of his or her body weight. The AOTA offers guidelines on its Web site (www.aota.org/backpack) for parents, teachers and weigh-in organizers. The site also lists ergonomic strategies for backpack users, such as pulling a rolling backpack.Jessica: light and airy
Thank goodness for MTV's Newlyweds: Nick and Jessica, the reality show that lets us in on the simply dazzling life of pop tart Jessica Simpson and her husband, Nick Lachey. Simpson is known more for her singing than her brains. Check out some of the famous and funny Simpson moments, compiled from E! Online:
"Is this chicken, what I have, or is this fish?"
- Jessica asks Nick while pondering a can of Chicken of the Sea tuna fish, unsure of its contents.
"I think I need to go, um . . . drop some kids in the pool."
- The always polite Jessica after eating a heavy meal and excusing herself to go potty.
"I have bubbles in my tummy . . . It's just air. It's not stink. Promise."
- Jessica clearing the air after a meal of barbecue hamburgers.
"What if I accidentally hit somebody? Because my dad took one of his friends golfing - and it was, like, one of his first times - and he knocked out a duck. He hit a duck. Like, I'm scared something like that's going to happen."
- Jessica explaining her excuse for not playing golf.
- Information from Times wires was used in this report.