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Daybreak Daily’s afternoon love-hate relationship with the pop-culture world goes old school.

PARROT-HEAD ALERT: Per Rolling Stone, “Jimmy Buffett was in Las Vegas for the Grand Opening of the Margaritaville Casino at the Flamingo, where the Guinness World Records certified "Lucky Rita," as the largest margarita ever made.
In a container 31 feet tall, the colossal 8,500 gallon "Lucky Rita" will serve 181,333 margaritas through October 23rd. The first margaritas were personally served by Jimmy Buffett to members of the Wounded Warriors Amputee Softball Team, who will receive $5 from Margaritaville for every "Lucky Rita" gallon consumed through Sunday.”

VOICE OF REASON: Per TMZ, “Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries are NOT on the verge of a split ... not even close ... despite several screaming magazine covers and websites SWEARING they're headed for divorce. In fact, TMZ has learned the newest story making the rounds -- about Kris supposedly getting booted out of their NYC pad -- is just another steaming pile of BS.”

SPOOKY: Per the Los Angeles Times, “The third "Paranormal Activity" movie will spook its competitors at the box office this weekend. But it remains to be seen whether it can scare up more dollars than the franchise's second installment. "Paranormal Activity 3" is expected to collect $40 million to $45 million domestically, according to those who have seen pre-release audience surveys. Paramount Pictures, the studio releasing the movie, is predicting a softer debut of around $35 million. The second "Paranormal" film opened to $40.7 million on the same weekend last year.”

HER AGAIN: Per the AP, “Lindsay Lohan's arrival at the morgue for community service - Take Two - had a better result Friday as the actress was quickly put to work after showing up early. News helicopters hovered over the coroner's facilities and cameras greeted her black sport utility vehicle when Lohan reported for duty, one day after officials turned her away for being 40 minutes late to an orientation session.
Assistant Chief Coroner Ed Winter said Lohan arrived "real early" Friday, completed her orientation and was put to work before 8 a.m. She had been ordered to report at the coroner's facilities at 7 a.m., but Lohan's publicist, Steve Honig, wrote in an email that the actress had been outside for more than an hour before it opened.”

ALSO: Per Radar, “Lindsay Lohan is completing her first full day of court ordered community service at the Los Angeles County morgue, and bought lunch for the entire staff from In-N-Out, is exclusively reporting.”

GOLLY: Per People, “Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel have remained friendly since their breakup earlier this year – but now it seems their romance may have been rekindled beyond bike rides. The off-again, on-again couple attended the premiere after-party of Timberlake's new movie, In Time, in Los Angeles Thursday, and stole a few intimate moments together, according to an onlooker.”

FILIBUSTER: Per Access Hollywood, “Amid spiraling rumors of trouble between Ashton Kutcher and wife Demi Moore — and allegations of infidelity against the “Two and a Half Men” star — Ashton has spoken out about honesty and truth in the media. “I just wanted to open up a little dialogue on the state of honesty. The state of truth. The status of truth as it pertains to literature and media,” the actor said in a video message posted online this week.
Ashton goes on to speak at length about the history of literature and shares his thoughts on how the Internet and social media have caused rumors and gossip to spread like never before. “We are our own editors, we are our own publishers and we are our own printers. Therefore, people can bastardize the truth in any way, shape or form that they want and spread that around the world,” he continued. “A lie can travel halfway around the world before the truth can leave someone’s lips.”

DOES MUSTARD GO BAD?: Per Entertainment Weekly, “When Regis Philbin surprised fans in January with his announcement that he was leaving his daytime talk show after 28 years, the 80-year-old hinted that he was heading towards retirement, saying “There is a time that everything must come to an end for certain people on camera, especially certain old people.”

But soon after, whispers emerged that his departure had more to do with his contract then a desire to retire.

Philbin seemed to confirm those rumors when he called in to Detroit’s The Mojo in the Morning radio show, saying that contractual issues actually pushed him out the door. “I’m not calling it quits, you understand,” he insisted to the morning crew, which included his Live! guest co-host Shannon Murphy. “I’m moving on. I’m not retiring. I’m not quitting. I’m moving on.”

NATURAL BORN WOODY: Per indieWIRE, ““It became like a symbol of violence in media,” he said. “I remember reading this letter Bob Dole had sent out trying to get money. It started out with, “I just watched all I could stand of ‘Natural Born Killers.’” And there was a whole treatise on violence in the media and how as president he would try and curb that kind of nonsense. He didn’t seem to be concerned with violence as a national pastime or violence in foreign policy… But anyway, it did cause quite a stir and I felt like people really didn’t get the fact that it was a satire. There’s a real violence in it, but it was meant to be a commentary on violence in the media and the media’s role of perpetuating violence in society. And then it became the symbol of violence in the media.”

He deadpans: “In fact, it was just a misunderstood romantic comedy.”

AWWWW: Per Us, “Natalie Portman gave a rare glimpse of her adorable 4-month-old son Aleph while leaving a friend's house in L.A. Thursday. The actress has kept a low-profile since giving birth to her first child with fiance Benjamin Millepied in June, spending most of her time in France and New York City.”

AND FINALLY: Today’s mystery music video, presented by The Ed Sullivan Show.

--Skip Wood