The tabloids like to say that the “Stars They’re Just Like Us,” but it looks like the stars don’t agree. Or at least, not Josh Duhamel. The actor apparently thought his celebrity status meant that he didn’t have to turn off his Blackberry on a New York commercial flight. Duhamel was asked three times by a flight attendant to turn off his phone during the aircraft’s taxi to the runway. Fellow passengers said Josh was “rude” and laughed off the attendant’s request. After Duhamel’s third refusal the attendant called the gate for assistance and the plane had to return from the runway so Josh could be escorted off. His reps say that Josh is sorry and that he was texting people about how the flight was delayed. Well, now he can comfortably sit in the airport and let people know he isn’t going anywhere. [TMZ] Keep reading »
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On a bad date with a guy who insists on impersonating Austin Powers? Stuck in a boring blah, blah, blah kind of meeting? Got a friend dragging you through every store in the over-crowded mall? Well, now you get out of whatever hot mess you’re in with a fake phone call! Both Blackberry and iPhone customers can now download applications which you can set to “call” you at convenient times, provided the perfect escape. If you have a Blackberry, check out the choices here. If you’re packing an iPhone, you can download a couple applications at this site. You’ll be able to select when you want to be called or, with some programs, even text-messaged. I can’t wait to use this feature when my uncle’s creepy neighbor will undoubtedly corner me at their annual Hanukkah party! Thanks to my tech savvy friend Steve, who showed me the magic that is “faking it” with a phone call, I feel safer this holiday season than ever before. Maybe I won’t need to drink so heavily this year to avoid all the awkwardness…just kidding, I really do wish I could get an egg nog drip! But this fake phone call application will certainly ease my social pressure pain year round. Keep reading »
Over the course of the presidential campaign, Barack Obama was photographed many, many times with his hands glued to his BlackBerry, or with it attached to his hip in a holster. Soon, Obama’s love affair with his PDA may end. When he moves into the White House this January, his correspondence will be collected under the Presidential Records Act, and there is always the risk of messages being intercepted. No president has been able to have email, and it doesn’t look like Obama will be able to break that barrier. After the jump, read made-up email and text messages Obama would send if he were able to use his BlackBerry while in office. Keep reading »
Remember way back to say, 2000, a time before Blackberrys and PDAs? A time when you kept track of your life through pen and paper? We think it’s time to bring back those notebooks and planners, those archaic accessories of yesteryear. Here, a collection of papergoods, and we bet they’re cuter than you remembered.