Al Roker
Al Roker

Yuck factor 2.0

When you undergo gastric bypass surgery, even passing gas can become an ominous task. The Today Show's Al Roker learned that lesson the hard way, and at all places -- the White House.

Roker, who got his stomach stapled in March 2002, fessed up to his stinky and embarrassing situation on "Dateline" earlier this week. Roker said a month after his surgery he had been covering an event at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. when he felt the urge to let one rip.

Fast forward a bit (you're welcome) and Roker said he was forced to sprint for the restroom and dump his underwear in the trash, forcing him to go commando for the remainder of the night.

Confessing 11 years later! Thanks for the honesty, Mr. Roker.

Dina Lohan offers insight into Lindsay's troubled lifestyle

The day before Lindsay Lohan was a no-show to her New York City court hearing, as a result of her arrest in November for allegedly punching a female patron at a night club, mother Dina Lohan offered insight to LiLo's wild lifestyle.

Dina Lohan is blaming her violent marriage to Michael Lohan, plagued with drugs and domestic abuse, as the reason for Lindsay's troubles.

"Lindsay saw her dad abuse me -- that's why she's so screwed up," the mother of four told the New York Daily News on Sunday.

According to Momma Lohan, her ex-husband -- whom she divorced in 2007 after an unhappy 22-year marriage -- assaulted her on several occasions, but never filed charges against him.

"Michael beat the hell out of me," Dina Lohan said, offering up various pieces of evidence from photos to medical records.

When asked why she didn't report her husband at the time to the police, Lohan noted that Michael, then a Wall Street trader, was headed to jail the next year on a securities fraud charge.

Dina believes that all tumult in the Lohan household has left a deep impression on Lindsay, an impression that continues to affect her life in very negative ways.

"She saw a lot of crazy stuff. I want the world to know the root of her problems," said Dina.

Michael Lohan adamantly denied the abuse claims and noted that Dina is using the past as a way to excuse her own parenting decisions.

From http://blogs.lowellsun.com/frosting/.