Gotta Watch: Mega-waves; Rivers rips Hollywood; extreme parenting; Conan
A boat struggles against huge waves at a New Zealand port.
January 21st, 2011
10:53 AM ET

Gotta Watch: Mega-waves; Rivers rips Hollywood; extreme parenting; Conan

Swallowed in the sea – The recent rash of flooding in New Zealand has led to dangerously swollen rivers. When some local fishermen try to forge the intersection of a river and the sea they suddenly find themselves literally over their heads.

Joan stands behind Gervais – No one ticks off Hollywood celebs like Joan Rivers. So who better to laud Ricky Gervais's sharp-tongued performance at the Golden Globes than the queen of comedy herself.

Healthy or harsh parenting? – We'll let you decide if this mom is going over the top by enforcing a strict health regimen on her kids. Before school every day she packs a "junk food collector" for them in case they encounter any unhealthy treats during the day.

Conan rips on "Idol" – If you missed Conan last night, here's your afternoon break.

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  1. In America

    I'm sorry, what part of these stories were NEWS??

    January 21, 2011 at 12:10 pm | Report abuse |
    • HootyHoo

      Are you serious? None of it is news. It's information. You either choose to read it or you don't. Sorry your lack of education does not allow you to grasp that.

      January 21, 2011 at 3:31 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Tewrobert

    Half of these videos dont even work,
    waste of time as usual, I guess the commercial wasnt ready yet

    January 21, 2011 at 12:16 pm | Report abuse |
    • GerryB

      No kidding. Half the videos DON'T work. Or worse, you spy one you'd really like to watch and you can't get it to play. How much money does CNN need to make so they can spend a few bucks making sure their site functions correctly? It's bad enough we're forced to watch commercials between them... but to be forced to watch a commercial and then it "skips" the video you want... so you try it again... and still can't watch it... sheesh. What a waste of time. And could you even out the volume of the damn commercials so they don't blare out? I thought the networks were supposed to start addressing this. Maybe it's different online but I haven't noticed a difference on network TV either. Has anyone else?

      January 21, 2011 at 4:03 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Kristal

    JOAN RIVERS face is going 2 fall apart literally someday" just imagine waking up 2 her in the morning' my God mike myers looks healtier and better looking her bankroll 4 cosmetics is said 2 b in the milliond per year lol joan grow up

    January 21, 2011 at 12:23 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Ralph

    Kudos to MeMe Roth! More parents need to step up and do something to prevent childhood obesity. There's nothing creepier or more disgusting than fat kids.

    January 21, 2011 at 12:38 pm | Report abuse |
    • Honda750

      The kids are not disgusting, the parents are for letting their children get so fat.

      January 21, 2011 at 12:53 pm | Report abuse |
    • Alecia

      A good cause taken way too far. No cupcakes at class parties? Remember kids, anything that brings you any amount of joy in life is bad... even in moderation.

      January 21, 2011 at 2:13 pm | Report abuse |
    • bandgeek1

      Moderation in all things, MeMe. I get that you think kids should be aware of what they eat, but a cupcake once and a while will do no lasting damage with all the other stuff you are doing. Lighten up a bit.

      January 21, 2011 at 3:16 pm | Report abuse |
    • GerryB

      ... or sadder... it's incredible to see a family where the parents are grossly obese and the children are following in the same footsteps. Perhaps we should expand child-abuse to include this... just kidding... but if you think about it...

      January 21, 2011 at 4:08 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Sees All Evil

    Joan is always funny and always happy she needs to grow old and know shes an awesome lady and that wont change. God bless her for all the joy and good advice shes given through the years

    January 21, 2011 at 1:43 pm | Report abuse |
  6. wakeupandsmellthecoffee

    Go MeMe! Many applause. We are the same way, regular exercise, supplements, low sodium, low sweets, low saturated fats, reading the labels, no fast food, and as much organic (or at least all-natural) as possible. Public education is so poor and the majority are so brainwashed by industry, most are ignorant on what eating right and staying fit really means. Schools have a Health class but don't abide by these concepts in their own cafeterias and or campus culture. It is a huge problem in our country, huge.

    January 21, 2011 at 1:53 pm | Report abuse |
  7. clete

    stop drawing me!

    January 21, 2011 at 2:53 pm | Report abuse |
  8. gelding@CNN.COM

    Dude, we need a new ceo bad. A. Sorkin get the word out.

    January 21, 2011 at 3:17 pm | Report abuse |
  9. PatMcCrotch

    MeMe needs to get laid!

    January 21, 2011 at 3:30 pm | Report abuse |
    • richDres

      You sound like you can benefit from your own "advice"

      January 21, 2011 at 4:44 pm | Report abuse |
  10. TwoCents

    Her Kids are going to be super heroes! That is if they don't contract salmonella from the next batch of broccoli they eat. In all honesty though, the anti-obesity activist mother is not wronging her children in any way by not feeding them junk-food. The kids themselves aren't missing out on any greater form of life by not eating unhealthy food; in fact its purely benefiting them in the long run, minus the shortlived fun of a sugar high.

    January 21, 2011 at 4:24 pm | Report abuse |
    • richDres

      I agree...she should be commended.

      January 21, 2011 at 4:45 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Cesar

    Yes, I "missed Conan last night," but I did it on purpose.

    January 21, 2011 at 5:01 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Terry


    Stop with the Stats about President Obama or the Health Care Bill. The stats are the same, the geographical locations are not revealed nor have you identified the economic status of those you say were surveyed. Enough with the nonsense.
    Chicago, Illinois

    January 21, 2011 at 5:15 pm | Report abuse |

    Joan Rivers is hot.

    January 21, 2011 at 6:41 pm | Report abuse |