Stephen Hawking Becomes 'He-Man' In Artist's Rendering2004-12-02 - London, England
- Wheelchair-bound physicist Stephen Hawking is known as the "Master of the Universe" because of his theories about outer space.
Gun Loaded With Barbecue Smokes Up Interest In Texas
2004-12-02 - San Marcos, TX - A five-foot tall revolver loaded with a barbecue in its barrel is triggering quite a buzz in San Marcos, Texas.
Steve Guttenberg Switches To Santa
2004-12-02 - Johannesburg, South Africa - Actor Steve Guttenberg will soon be tackling the heaviest role of his career -- playing the son of Santa Claus.
Rum Balls And Girlie Magazines Off The Fighting Mens' Wish List
2004-12-02 - Washington - If you're planning to send a Christmas care package to a soldier in Iraq, leave out the rum balls.
TV's Schneider Does A Two-Man One-Man Show
2004-12-02 - Los Angeles, CA - The man who played Schneider on "One Day At A Time" is now entering a new stage in his career -- by doing a two-man one-man show.
Christmas Shopping The Ayurvedic Way
2004-12-02 - Los Angeles, CA - If Christmas shopping is a drag, an Ayurveda expert has reasons for you to ditch your list-making and buy based on body type.
Casey Kasem's Daughter Ultimately Interested In Ultimate Fighting
2004-12-02 - Los Angeles, CA - Casey Kasem watches pop songs fight their way up the charts, but his daughter, Kerri, is interested in a different kind of battle -- ultimate fighting.
40 Percent Of Americans Are Scrooges
2004-12-02 - Portland, OR - A lot of Americans are saying bah humbug to holiday traditions this year.
One Month Passing Of Presidential Election Honored
2004-12-02 - Seattle, WA - Today (Dec. 2) marks one month after the U.S. presidential elections, and the day is being honored in a colorful way.
Flash Lites December 2nd, 2004 - Rip 'N' Read Recap
2004-12-02 - New York, NY - There's nothing wrong with the Phantom Of the Opera that a 12-step program wouldn't help. That's the opinion of actor Gerard Butler, who plays the Phantom in the upcoming film version of the Andrew Lloyd Webber musical. Butler -- who has been clean and sober for eight years -- tells "Genre" magazine that he's thrown himself in front of cars and banged his head against walls and thinks "that's something that would certainly be expressed in the Phantom." "The Phantom Of The Opera" film -- which also stars Minnie Driver -- opens in limited release on Dec. 25.
Around The Weird - Bizarre News Briefs for December 2nd, 2004
2004-12-02 - Ostheim, Germany - Here's one for the record books: German postal carriers have delivered a letter almost 300 years late. The note sent by a Lutheran church official in 1718 to another church was initially delivered to the wrong town. It sat in that town's archives until recently, when a historian found it and decided to deliver it to the correct church.