Published October 24, 2006
If you're a hot mama and you know it, get in line.
Decked-out ladies anxiously crowded into a Los Angeles theater with babies in tow may be housewives and they may be desperate, but they're not heading for Wisteria Lane … they're heading for reality TV, L.A.'s Daily News reports.
Producers for the "Hottest Mom in America" have been searching the country for … well … the hottest moms in America to compete to be the queen bee of maternal beauties.
"When you see a woman in her early 40s at the supermarket with a little kid and some super-low-rise jeans, she might be better looking than your 22-year-old girlfriend," executive producer Jeff Greenfield said. "Your girlfriend looks good because she's young. The 40-year-old looks good because she works at it. And that's hot."
Greenfield and company have scoured Dallas, Miami, Chicago, Atlanta, New York and Los Angeles in search of the sexiest moms around and evaluated them on their looks, poise, grace and charm to see who would make the cut.
Producers say the top moms from each of the cities and those from a nationwide field of Internet applicants will then compete to be named "Hottest Mom."
They plan to make the competition into seven to 13 episodes that they will to shop around to networks both at home and abroad.
There Are Plenty of Boobs in Politics, but She Thinks Hers Are Special
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Loretta Nall, the Libertarian Party's write-in candidate for governor of Alabama, is campaigning on her cleavage and hoping that voters will eventually focus on her platform.
"It started out as a joke, but it blew up into something huge," said Nall, a 32-year-old with dyed blond hair.
Her campaign is offering T-shirts and marijuana stash boxes adorned with a photo of her with a plunging neckline and the words: "More of these boobs." Below that are pictures of other candidates for governor — including Republican incumbent Bob Riley and Democratic Lt. Gov. Lucy Baxley — and the words: "And less of these boobs."
Her Web site has a cartoon of someone stuffing bills down the front of her low-cut top. And for $50 donation she apparently offers to show a cartoon of herself flashing her breasts.
Nall, who spoke in an interview Friday on the Capitol steps, realizes that is about as close as she is going to get to the governor's office. But her outrageous antics have helped her attract attention not normally enjoyed by write-in candidates.
Nall is calling for the withdrawal of the Alabama National Guard from Iraq, tax credits for sending children to private school and home schooling, opting out of the No Child Left Behind Act, legalizing marijuana and not complying with the Patriot Act and the Real ID Act.
The Libertarian Party could not collect the 40,000 voter signatures needed to get her name on the ballot, and she has not reached the $25,000 threshold in contributions that would require her to file a campaign finance report.
Despite the political handicaps, she knows how to get free attention.
Early in her campaign, she talked about how her misdemeanor arrest for marijuana possession in 2002 led her to start the U.S. Marijuana Party.
Then she entertained readers of her campaign Web site with lots of information about her personal life, including a discussion of why she doesn't wear panties.
For When You've Gotta Know or You'll Just Die
NEW ULM, Minn. (AP) — Dispatchers in the Brown County Sheriff's Office are trained to handle an array of emergencies, but political crises are not among them.
Dispatcher Pam Burdorf took an unusual 911 call from a man in Springfield on Friday afternoon.
"He wanted to know if Bob Christensen was honest," Burdorf said. "I told him I couldn't answer that question."
Christensen, Brown County's chief deputy, is running for sheriff against New Ulm Police Department Sgt. Rich Hoffmann in the Nov. 7 general election.
The Brown County Sherrif's office reminds callers that 911 should be used only for in cases of emergency.
Thanks to Out There reader Gwen W.
She's Been a Bad, Bad Bonobo
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — When firefighters responded to an alarm at a local research center, they found no fire and one guilty ape.
A bonobo named Panbanisha pulled the fire alarm last Friday at the Great Ape Trust of Iowa, said apologetic researchers.
"It's my understanding that she's been told not to do it again," Trust spokesman Al Setka said.
The fire alarm is on a wall in an area used by the apes and members of the scientific team. Panbanisha, a 25-year-old female, is one of seven bonobos at the facility, and was among the first group to arrive in April 2005. Bonobos are among the most human-like of the great apes.
Setka said Sue Savage-Rumbaugh, a lead scientist studying the behavior and intelligence of bonobos, scolded Panbanisha.
Fire department spokesman Brian O'Keefe said Monday it was the first known case of an animal setting off a fire alarm in Des Moines. The center, on a 230-acre site, also has three orangutans.
Thanks to Out There reader Scott T.
This Just in From the Department of Oh-No-He-Didn't
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Florida college student pleaded guilty to calling in a phony bomb threat to the Long Beach Airport after he arrived too late to board his plane.
In his plea deal, Yechezkel Wells, a dual U.S.-Israeli citizen, admitted he made the call to try to keep the plane from leaving. He told investigators he was upset that he was not allowed to board the plane and hoped the threat would cause a delay so he might have a chance to get on, authorities said.
Wells was arrested Aug. 26 shortly after he called emergency services from a pay phone and said there was a bomb on a JetBlue flight to Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
The 21-year-old pleaded guilty Monday in U.S. District Court to a felony count of conveying false information of a threat targeting an airplane.
He faces from probation to five years in prison at sentencing Jan. 29.
His lawyer, Donald Etra, said outside court that his client "apologizes to the passengers of JetBlue" who were delayed for about one hour while bomb-sniffing dogs searched the plane.
"This was a momentary gross lapse in judgment," Etra said. He did not say where Wells attended school.
Compiled by FOXNews.com's Taylor Timmins.
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