A nasty mother-in-law and a royal charm offensive

1. Mother-in-Law From Hell

No, not my mother-in-law. She’s great. I’m referring to the MIL who sent a scathing email gone viral to her future daughter-in-law insulting her for a lack of ladylike behaviour. Lesson learned: If your MIL sends you a nasty email, take the highroad. Don’t reply. Simply forward her email to a few friends and watch it go viral.

2. Jose Bautista

In an era of flamboyant star athletes, how refreshing is it that down-to-earth Blue Jays slugger Jose Bautista will not only be starting next Tuesday’s all-star game, but also set a record for the most votes ever cast for a single player in baseball history: 7,454,753 votes.

3. The Twitter Friends

Only in the social media age! Two women who met on Twitter, Megan and Beth, become real-life friends and begin a video series “The Twitter Friends.” In every episode, they sit and chat about the neatest things they have discovered from tweeps. Check it out, then tweet about it.

4. Kevin Bacon

Kevin “Six Degrees of Separation” Bacon turns 53 today. He has been around so long that his 1984 iconic film Footloose has been remade for release later this year. Don’t worry, Kevin, this news makes a lot of us feel ancient.  

5. Will & Kate Tour Ends

Their rockstar-esque nine-day, seven-city tour of Canada finishes today in Calgary. Next stop: Los Angeles. Where they will fit right in. Yes, Will-Kat are the next Brangelina, with enormous power to effect positive change.  

6. Casey Anthony

She was found not guilty. And no O.J. jokes because they’ve all been done already. But yes, a rather astonishing verdict to many. At the very least, as @piersmorgan tweeted after the verdict, “Not guilty of murder…but still guilty of being a shockingly bad mother. #CaseyAnthony”

7. Hot dogging it

Joey Chestnut won first place at Nathan’s Famous Fourth of July International Hot Dog Eating Contest at Coney Island, Brooklyn by consuming 62 hot dogs in 10 minutes. Now I don’t feel so bad about pigging out on Canada Day.



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