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GPS and Forbes Top Celebs list, Note to self: Don't kill spiders with fire, Worl

6:15 It started with the new Maroon 5 song Maps. I noticed that they don't have a GPS person in the song. Then, I started rambling about how GPS voices get more and more insistent when you get lost or do something different than their suggestion. It's like turn left in ½ mile. You don't do it and the voice starts to first sound concerned, then a little more urgent, then finally you hear “recalculating” meaning it has to change it's direction because you didn't follow the directions of the GPS. It's kinda funny.

But what I was REALLY planning on talking about is this:

Beyonce Tops Forbes' Celebrity 100 List; Bruno, Katy, Taylor & Pharrell Also Included

Who runs the world? Beyonce, of course.  Queen Bey tops Forbes' annual Celebrity 100 list of the most powerful celebrities, based on both money and fame.  The "fame" part is measured by how many times the star was mentioned in the media in general, and how present and powerful they are on social media specifically.

Beyonce is #1 on the list not just because she earned $115 million over the past year, but because she's among the most talked-about stars in the business.  For example, the star who's #3 on the list, rapper and producer Dr. Dre, earned a ridiculous $620 million in the past year because Apple purchased his company, Beats by Dr. Dre.  Yet Beyonce outranked him, so obviously, cash alone isn't enough to top the power list.

In addition to Beyonce and Dre, thirteen of the top 25 stars on this year's list are musicians, including Beyonce's husband, Jay Z, as well as Rihanna and Katy Perry, both of whom are in the top 10.  Bon Jovi, Bruno Mars, Miley Cyrus, Taylor Swift, Lady Gaga, Kanye West and Bruce Springsteen also appear on the list.

Musicians making the list for the first time include Bruno, One Direction, Pharrell Williams and Avicii.  Musicians who fell off the list this year include Madonna, Carrie Underwood and Coldplay.

Here are Forbes' top 10 Most Powerful Celebrities.  To see the full rankings, go to

1. Beyoncé Knowles, $115 million
2. LeBron James, $72 million
3. Dr. Dre, $620 million
4. Oprah Winfrey, $82 million
5. Ellen DeGeneres, $70 million
6. Jay Z, $60 million
7. Floyd Mayweather, $105 million
8. Rihanna, $48 million
9. Katy Perry, $40 million
10. Robert Downey Jr., $75 million


6:45 Yikes. I'm not fan of spiders but damn. I don't think I'd be dumb enough to do THIS!!!! Note to self: Don't try to kill spiders by setting them on fire.

From Arachnophobic to Arsonist: Homeowner Torches House to Try to Kill Spider

A Kansas woman was arrested Friday morning after allegedly setting a fire in her apartment to try to kill a spider. Ginny Griffith, 34, was arrested and charged with aggravated arson after firefighters rushed to her Topeka residence and extinguished the fire she allegedly started when she burned her bathroom towels with a cigarette lighter to try to kill the arachnid.

Instead, the fire quickly spread.

While the damage to the residence was minimal, she was charged with arson because Griffith lives in a duplex, and potentially endangered the other residents of the home.

7:15 If you're NOT watching the World Cup games, maybe this will be a litte more fun for you. It's Animal Planet's World Pup! Unfortunately, were are almost to the end of the voitng and the USA got eliminated in the last round but you can still vote.

Check out the bracket here.

8:15 Today in history: 1979 – The first personal stereo cassette player went on sale, Sony’s Walkman.

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07/01/2014 8:26AM
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