Robert Downey, Jr. is just plain cool. He was invited by Cinefamily, a tiny Los Angeles theatre, to make an appearance on its telethon. The theater is trying to raise money to get a new projector and sound system. EW reports there was also a time capsule that was mysteriously left there for him. Well, he showed up and said he'd just write them a check to get them the new projecter and sound system. They immediately renamed it "Cinedowney". Now, that's how you play Santa!
The Scoop on Christmas Songs: Time magazine has posted a few factoids about your favorite Christmas songs. Now, I knew that "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer" was written as part of a marketing campaign. But did you know that "Jingle Bells" was actually written for a Thanksgiving celebration? Oh, and "The Christmas Song" -- was written during a heat wave.
Popped the Question: Kelly Clarkson is getting herself hitched. She's engaged to Brandon Blackstock. He's the stepson of singer/actress Reba McEntire. E!Online reports Clarkson tweeted a picture of the boulder he put on her finger. It's a yellow canary diamond. I don't know how he follows that up at Christmas.
I'm Outta Here! French actor Gerard Depardieu is giving up his French passport. Why? Because French Prime Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault called him pathetic. Why did he call the Oscar-nominated actor pathetic? Because he decided to move to Belgium after the government "imposed a controversial 75 percent income tax" on those earning more an 1m euros, reports Deadline.
Some Classic Click Chick Links: There's the Chimpanzee Riding on a Segway and the catchy song that goes with it. And of course, you have to include Baby Monkey Riding on a Pig. If the Click Chick loved to talk about anything, it was bacon. I never met a bacon link I didn't like. What cracks me up the most is the number of times I received two specific bacon links. No. 1 is the image of the bacon roses. That's real bacon twisted to look like rosebuds and put on rose stems. No. 2 is the Bacon Explosion that was created by the BBQ Addicts. That's bacon stuffed with more sausage and even more bacon with a dollop of BBQ sauce then you smoke it or bake it. It comes in at a whopping two pounds. Since I've originally posted it, someone has adapted the recipe to include cheese. According to Wikipedia, it contains at least 5,000 calories and 500 grams of fat.