Fueling up for a busy day, Ashley Tisdale grabbed some iced coffee at Starbucks and grub at Mo’s Restaurant in Los Angeles on Thursday (November 29).
The “High School Musical” star looked cute in a cream-colored sweater, black scarf, blue jeans, and black boots while carrying a red handbag.
Though she may have been headed to the office, the 27-year-old actress /producer took some time out for a break upon arrival.
On Thursday she tweeted a photo of her feet propped up in her “Blondie Girl Productions” office with the caption, “My view…. @Jess_Rhoades working hard while I’m working on popcorn #snacktime.”
Enjoy the pictures of Ashley Tisdale at Starbucks in Los Angeles (November 29).
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SHE’S GOTTA HAVE IT!
Down for Pre-Fight Sex
Ronda Rousey ain’t ashamed to say it … she’s all about banging dudes before she steps into the octagon — thereby cementing her place as the coolest chick in sports.
The MMA champ revealed her pre-fight sex rituals with Jim Rome on Showtime … saying, “I try to have as much sex as possible before I fight, actually.”
Rousey says the old theory about no sex before fights doesn’t apply to female fighters because making the beast with two backs increases testosterone levels in women — clearly a plus before brawling.
TMZ broke the story … Ronda is jumping to the UFC to become the league’s first female fighter.Â
So, who are the lucky guys sparring with Ronda … horizontally? We’ll let her explain … sounds way hotter when she says it.
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Jared Allen has taken plenty of heat for Sunday’s blind-side block on Chicago Bears guard Lance Louis. Now he’s hearing it from the NFL.
The Minnesota Vikings defensive end has been fined $21,000 by the NFL for the hit, Sean Jensen of the Chicago Sun-Times first reported Wednesday. NFL.com’s Ian Rapoport later confirmed the fine.
It was announced Monday that Louis suffered a season-ending knee injury on the play, which came during an Antoine Winfield interception return. Louis was placed on injured reserve this week, and Bears coach Lovie Smith was critical of Allen’s tactics.
“Jared Allen plays the game a certain way,” Smith said Monday. “Good player. I think our game could do without that play.”
“I was surprised by it to be honest,” Bears quarterback Jay Cutlertold the Chicago Tribune. “He’s not that type of guy. He plays extremely hard. He does usually do things the right way. I have always respected him. It kind of caught me off guard. You look at the play and he hit him the head. He did all the things he shouldn’t do. Whether there is a fine, it will be up to the league office. But I don’t think it is indicative of the type of player or person he.”
Allen called it a “legal hit” after the game, but the NFL apparently disagrees.
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Kelsey & Kayte
Pull a Britney with Baby
… NO CAR SEAT!
Kelsey Grammer‘s 4-month-old baby doesn’t just party at the Playboy mansion … she also dangerously rides in vehicles WITHOUT A CAR SEAT … and it was all caught on tape.
Kelsey and his wife Kayte arrived at LAX yesterday with their adorable (and fragile) baby daughter Faith … when they were met by a waiting chauffeured SUV.
But as Kayte was about to enter the car with the kid, she realized there was no car seat in the SUV … but she got in the car with the baby anyway.
Kayte seatbelted herself in the car, and with the baby cradled against her chest, the car took off … a clear violation of the California car seat law.
We’re assuming the baby made it home unfazed …. but according to various safety organizations, it’s a STUPID risk to transport your newborn without a proper child safety seat … considering car seats can significantly reduce the risk of injury in an accident.
Of course, Britney Spears took all sorts of heat when she drove around with her baby in her LAP several years ago.Â
Kelsey’s rep, Stan Rosenfield, insists there was a car seat inside the vehicle … though there’s no evidence of that in this video.
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When the Washington Redskins traded up in the 2012 NFL Draft to select Robert Griffin III second overall, it cemented the eternal comparison between Griffin and No. 1 pick Andrew Luck.
It’s a comparison RG3 hopes one day gets the GOAT tag.
“It’s just the nature of the beast,” Griffin told “NFL AM.”
“Going into college, I was compared to Terrelle Pryor a lot and now coming into the pros, it’s going to be me and Andrew luck. And like I tell everybody, I don’t ever root against quarterbacks and I want him to have a great career as well. If they are going to continue to compare us, hopefully we are the best comparison of all time.”
The two are off to a good start. Since we are part of that “beast” RG3 was referring to, let’s continue to feed the comparison.
Through 11 games, Griffin has completed 67.5 percent of his passes for 2,504 yards, 16 touchdowns and just two interceptions. His accuracy from the pocket and on the run has been dynamite and his scrambling ability makes him one of the most dangerous threats in the NFL. He has gobbled up 642 yards on the ground, with six rushing touchdowns.
Luck, comparatively, has attempted 144 more passes (449 to 305) for 3,205 yards, with a 56.8 percent completion percentage, 13 touchdowns. He has shown the leadership and tools in the pocket scouts and fans raved about coming out of college. His 13 interceptions are a product of having to carry the Colts offense, but he has the team very much alive in the postseason hunt. While Griffin gets rave reviews for his mobility, Luck has shown his ability to take off with ball when the situation calls for it. He has just one fewer rushing touchdown than RG3 (5), with 183 yards.
The Offensive Rookie of the Year race will come down to the wire, but RG3 said he wouldn’t vote for himself.
“My vote would go to Alfred Morris, because I wouldn’t vote for myself,” he said. “I think that’s extremely conceited and I’m not that person, so I’d vote for Alfred Morris. He’s my running back, he’s had a very quiet, but very great season for a running back and I’m proud to have him on this team.”
Even his answers are award-worthy.
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Strikeforce middleweight champion Luke Rockhold today told MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) that he never signed a bout agreement to fight Lorenz Larkin and never intended to fight at the promotion’s final event.
When officials announced the Jan. 12 event in early November, Rockhold (10-1 MMA, 9-0 SF) said he informed officials that a wrist injury lingered and that he was unable to fight.
That’s why he’s particularly irritated by a series of verbal attacks from Lorenz Larkin (13-0 MMA, 4-0 SF) regarding his willingness to compete.
“He was obviously misinformed to some extent,” Rockhold said. “I’ve been in that situation, but just to lash out at me, that’s pretty amateur.”
Larkin, who today addressed his grievances with MMAjunkie.com Radio, was twice scheduled to vie for the title before injuries interceded.
“I just feel like guys are acting like they haven’t paved any way for them to go to the UFC and a catastrophe could happen on Jan. 12, where [UFC President Dana White is] going to be like, ‘No. I didn’t like the way you fought, and you’re not going to come over,’” Larkin said.
Rockhold, however, said the UFC wasn’t a part of his decision. He noticed his injury eight weeks prior to a fight scheduled for a Nov. 3 event and announced his withdrawal two weeks later.
“Every time I would grip something, it would be a sharp pain,” he said. “I’d punch wrong, and it would make me want to cry.”
Rockhold saw multiple doctors and had several MRIs done on his wrist. Training never completely resumed.
Four weeks ago, he underwent a blood therapy called PRP (platelet-rich plasma) to speed the healing process on what was diagnosed as a tear to his triangular fibrocartilage complex (TFCC) and ligament sprain. He also spent three weeks in a hard cast, which was removed this past week.
“I don’t take steroids, so I don’t know if I can heal as fast as some of these guys,” Rockhold said. “I do things the way I know how.”
Strikeforce and broadcast partner Showtime dually announced the Jan. 12 event with three title fights: lightweight champ Gilbert Melendez vs. Pat Healy, Rockhold vs. Larkin, and welterweight champ Nate Marquardt vs. Tarec Saffiedine.
Melendez earlier this month withdrew from the event, later titled “Strikeforce: Champions,” citing a nagging shoulder injury. News of Rockhold’s withdrawal became public over the weekend.
Rockhold believes the confusion over his status may stem from a conversation with Strikeforce officials following his first injury in which he gave a timeline for his readiness to fight.
“They never really got back to me, and they just thought I’d be ready, and I wasn’t able to get on it,” he said. “I don’t really know. I don’t really want to get into it, to tell you the truth. I wasn’t able to train.
“They announced the fight, and I immediately called and told them how I felt and now here we are. They wanted to make a date happen, and I know they want to get done with this thing probably as much as anybody else, and for some reason they have to put on a last card. Pushing this card hard, it seems like. I just wasn’t able to make the date at that time.”
Relations between Strikeforce parent Zuffa and Showtime steadily have deteriorated since a March meeting between UFC President Dana White and Showtime officials. White said he was “hands-off” with Strikeforce after his input on the look of the event was nixed.
Two Strikeforce events have been canceled due to high-profile injury withdrawals that prompted Showtime to decline low-wattage events.
With the promotion’s final event slated for January, Rockhold won’t defend the belt he won with a September 2011 decision over Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza. But he stressed that he didn’t withdraw from the event because he had designs on starting anew in the UFC once Strikeforce folded.
“That was not any part of my thought process,” Rockhold said. “I’m injured. I want to get paid. I want to shut Lorenz’s mouth. I’m not waiting in any shape or form for the UFC. You can never count on that happening. I’ve heard that in the past, and I’m not going to wait for that to happen.
“I have a lot of things I want to do in my life. This has set me back. I was going to buy a house, and now it looks like I’m going to wait until I’m more financially stable. I want to fight, plain and simple. It doesn’t matter who. Except at this point, after the talk, obviously I’m partial to fighting Lorenz.”
The feeling isn’t mutual for Larkin, who said he wants to move on.
Rockhold doesn’t hold that against the middleweight contender. He estimated he’ll be ready to return in three to four months after completely healing his wrist. He is unconcerned with the location of the next bout.
“I’d be completely happy with the UFC, but I just want to fight and get paid,” he said. “I want to be best in the world. Eventually, whether it’s here or there, I want those fights.”
For more on “Strikeforce: Champions,” stay tuned to the MMA Rumors section of the site.
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