Sleep & Sex(ting)

October 12, 2011 1:02:52 PM PDT
Oy. That pretty much sums up the latest brouhaha involving former New York Congressman Anthony Weiner. One of his "sexting" partners ? a former cheerleader coach from Georgia by the name of Traci Noble, has decided to write a book, apparently to clear the air about the texts we already know about from the lawmaker, who stepped down in disgrace earlier this year.

The contents, according to excerpts published by MailOnline in England are more of the inappropriate and sordid texts that drove Mr. Weiner from office.

The sexts are more of the same, but the more damaging revelations for Mr. Weiner, if true involve his criticism of his in-laws, who are Muslims. Huma Abedin's parents, the former Congressman texted, according to Ms. Noble, are "backward" thinking, and believe he should convert from Judaism to Islam. "I've never really been accepted by them," Mr. Weiner reportedly texted.

Ms. Abedin is pregnant with the couple's first child, and one can only imagine the behind-closed-doors emotions in the household tonight.

We'll have reaction to the soon-to-be-published book, tonight at 11.

Also at 11, just when you thought it was safe to turn on your home heater again comes a forecast from federal energy officials that we should expect home heating bills this winter if you use oil, natural gas or propane. The number? 8% higher for heating oil, 3% higher for natural gas, and 7% higher for propane. Electricity is expected to decrease by 1%, according to this forecast.

The only real good news: It's expected to be 2% warmer than last year. Good news for heating prices, not so good for any global warming trend that may or may not be out there.

I'm just sayin'.

And we're also taking a closer look at a fascinating sleep study that says the less sleep you get, the less interested in sex you are. Conversely, a well-rested person is more interested in sex. Michelle Charlesworth has our story tonight at 11.

We'll also have any breaking news of the night, plus Meteorologist Lee Goldberg with his AccuWeather forecast, and Laura Behnke, in for Rob Powers, with the night's sports. I hope you can join Sade Baderinwa and me, tonight at 11.


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