Anyone Against Stem Cell Research...

Should watch today's Oprah.

Michael J. Fox discusses Parkinsons, and a woman named Rogers talks about her rare disorder that makes her body lean over to the right.

Beware the Pistachio!!!

Good grief. Can't we eat nuts in peace?

Federal food safety officials warned Monday that consumers should stop eating all foods containing pistachios while they figure out the source of a possible salmonella contamination.

My idea- owners of these infested companies, like those peanut jerks, should have to eat their own food every day. Then maybe they would make sure there weren't rodents, bugs and other carriers of contaminates.


I'm Watching ER For You

I am catching up on ER this weekend, preparing for the finale this Thursday. I haven't steadily watched ER the last few years, but have been DVRing them to see what the heck is wrong with Carter.

Here's the scoop:

Carter- back in town for a kidney transplant. He got one thanks to Susan Sarandon for allowing her grandson to be a donor. That took place in Seattle, where George Clooney and his wife Nurse Hathaway work, but they didn't know it was for Carter of course.

Oh, and Nurse Hathaway, living in Seattle, pronounced Spokane as Spo-cane like candy cane. It's can like a can of beer which is fitting if you've been there. Hasn't she lived in Seattle for ten years? It's like pronouncing Oregon as Ore-gone (it's Ore-gun...which is also fitting if you've been there and seen the racks in the trucks).

That Clooney. What a sport for returning. I know, most are returning. But he's about as big of a celeb as you get.

Neela dumped the Aussie with issues and moved to wherever Ray lives and surprised him. There must be a female on the writing staff because this is exactly how the audience wanted it to happen.

This N That

The ShamWow guy is arrested. His rival, Oxyclean's Billy Mays, must be happy.

A Cosby producer is going to jail for killing his wife.

Did you know Richard Hatch, the first Survivor winner, was sentenced to over four years in jail for not paying income taxes.

No Bias, No Bull...No Ratings

Campbell Brown's No Bias, No Bull show isn't helping CNN.

CNN is poised to finish March third in the prime-time weeknight ratings behind Fox News Channel and MSNBC, the first time this has ever happened for the channel that pioneered the cable news genre nearly three decades ago.

CNN says its overall business is healthy and it is not straying from its straight news path. But it is suffering more audience erosion than its rivals since the peak days of the presidential election, further proof that the opinionated prime-time shows on Fox and MSNBC have greater audience loyalty.

CNN's weekday prime-time ratings are relatively flat compared to last year during the primary campaign, up 1 percent from March 2008, according to Nielsen Media Research. Fox's ratings have jumped 30 percent and MSNBC, the new No. 2, is up 24 percent. The biggest growth in cable news is for CNN's partner, Headline News, which is up 62 percent.

The scary thing is that people watch Bill O'Reilly's show. And Hannity's. And Fox News in general.

Valerie Loses Weight- How Did She Do It?


It's not rocket science. Calories in, calories out.

She looks good. I think it would be an improvement if she just didn't wear button down men's shirts with jeans, but losing weight was good, too.

Oprah's Lesbian Show

I really thought Oprah was going to stand up and announce that she was gay. Dunno. Just thought she might.

Comedian Carol Leifer, Jerry Seinfeld's ex-girlfriend and the inspiration for Elaine, was on and said she's been in a relationship with a woman for 12 years. A gay female comedian? No. Way.

Carol on the left with her partner Lori.

What we learned from today's show- don't marry a dude if you think you like the ladies.

Top 20 Shows

1. "American Idol" (Wednesday), Fox, 23.71 million viewers.

2. "American Idol" (Tuesday), Fox, 21.89 million viewers.

3. "Dancing With The Stars" (Monday), ABC, 21.22 million viewers.

4. "60 Minutes," CBS, 17.04 million viewers.

5. "NCIS," CBS, 15.84 million viewers.

6. "The Mentalist," CBS, 15.49 million viewers.

7. "Desperate Housewives," ABC, 14.75 million viewers.

8. "Grey's Anatomy," ABC, 14.61 million viewers.

9. "Two and a Half Men," CBS, 14.12 million viewers.

10. "Criminal Minds," CBS, 13.74 million viewers.

11. "CSI: Miami," CBS, 13.61 million viewers.

12. "House," Fox, 13.13 million viewers.

13. "CSI: NY," CBS, 12.79 million viewers.

14. "Dancing With The Stars" (Tuesday), ABC, 12.74 million viewers.

15. "Amazing Race 14," CBS, 12.42 million viewers.

16. "Without a Trace," CBS, 11.87 million viewers.

17. "Rules Of Engagement," CBS, 11.42 million viewers.

18. "Cold Case," CBS, 11.41 million viewers.

19. "24," Fox, 11.36 million viewers.

20. "Castle," ABC, 10.96 million viewers.

This N That

Sylvia Plath's son kills himself. I mean this with total sincerity- if depression runs in the family, Alaska, where it is dark often, might not be the best state to live.

Bruce Willis gets married.

A deer attacks Matt Lauer. Sorta.


Some cute animals to briefly take our mind off the economy, global warming, hypocritical repubs.

Oprah's Puppy Problem

Oprah finally adopted from a shelter. And now one of the puppies, Ivan, has died, and one is on the mend from a case of parvo. Parvo can be found in the ground, so this is not necessarily related to them being in a shelter. They didn't exactly drive that point home on her Friday show, but the vet did specifically say you could get parvo from just being outside. Oprah's dogs had one set of vaccination against parvo and were waiting for their second round.

Oprah's puppy Sadie is doing better.

Why Photograph Natasha Richardson's Family?

I won't post the photos of Liam Neeson from the past couple days, you might have seen have seen them around. Liam, Vanessa and sister Jolie were present for the dimming of the lights on Broadway yesterday. And today there was an Irish wake.

What kind of photographer would take photos of a grieving husband? or her sons, mother or sister?

Why not leave them alone?

Obama on Leno

A republican senator or congressperson actually said Obama shouldn't be on The Tonight Show because he should be worrying about the economy. Wasn't Bush on vacation for about 30% of his presidency? (Source)

Kenley Arrested

Kenley Collins, the whiny contestant from last season's Project Runway, was arrested for throwing a cat on her boyfriend.

But get this- her boyfriend's name is Zac Penley. Kenley Penley? C'mon. What are the chances?

You Do Know Our Money Has Been Wasted For Years, Right?

This outrage at AIG, although completely deserved, is hilarious.

The press was too afraid to dig into what the Bush administration spent money on, and now is pouncing on AIG, dems, Obama.

Defense contractors made a fortune off of a war based on bad intelligence. Did anyone get fired from this? No.

But as soon as the AIG bonuses were revealed, people started calling for firings.

I'm concerned that money is what gets people riled up, but not a false war. Money over bloodshed.

Natasha Richardson Passes Away

The family of Natasha Richardson just released a statement.

Liam Neeson, his sons, and the entire family are shocked and devastated by the tragic death of their beloved Natasha. They are profoundly grateful for the support, love and prayers of everyone, and ask for privacy during this very difficult time.

She was 45.

From what I've read, she fell on Monday and after getting a headache went to the hospital. She must've worsened rapidly because she was flown to a New York hospital Tuesday. My thinking is that you wouldn't be flown if you were in a delicate state; they flew her to NY so her family could say goodbye.

Best thoughts to everyone in the family.

How Can the AIG CEO Still Be Talking?

What more is there to say?

Congress is grilling the AIG CEO, Edward Liddy, and you would think this is a one minute conversation. The company failed, no one should get bonuses.

A friend told me that business execs depend on their bonuses. Yeah, so do a lot of workers. The fact that rich people buy a lot of crap and depend on those bonuses to pay off that crap is not our fault.

Lifetime Movie in Real Life

Who gives a poop about LeAnn Rimes, but I love when news about an on set affair comes out when a celeb is doing the press tour. Although I'd be surprised that this would be manufactured press over a Lifetime movie! But ya never know.

LeAnn was on Regis and Kelly this morning, and Reeg briefly mentioned rumors, and LeAnn said there are always rumors.

Her dancer husband Twittered that he loved his wife.

Photo, source

'Will You Bleep Me?'

Julia Roberts is doing the press rounds for her movie with Clive Owen, and was on Letterman last night. Letterman loves Julia, so when she was going to tell a salty-language story she asked "Will you bleep me?" To which Letterman replied "I thought you'd never ask."

Julia went on to tell a story about a past male co-star (Nick Nolte?) who was obnoxious and swore. It was weird having Letterman ask about this demanding co-star since Julia is allegedly demanding, at least at the Academy Awards. One producer has bluntly stated how she acts before she presents an award.

The View Has Tact

The View discussed Natasha Richardson's situation uncharacteristically quickly. They showed a few clips of Richardson walking on The View set in the past, and looked moved by the news of her in the hospital.

Then they changed the subject to Joy getting married to her boyfriend of 20+ years, which Joy said was so he could pull the plug on her. It was so similar to Richardson's alleged scenario that I couldn't believe they didn't immediately notice how awkward it was. But Joy said it a few more times. Classy.

Natasha Richardson In Hospital, Reports Vary

Actress Natasha Richardson fell while skiing, got up and about an hour later complained of a headache. Now there are conflicting reports on her condition, and some aren't good.

I won't comment more than to say I hope for the best for her and her family.

Photo, Source: AP

Will Ferrell's One Man Show

HBO showed a live performance of Will Ferrell's Broadway Show You're Welcome America: A Final Night With George W. Bush.

It was funny, but I thought it went pretty easy on him. Although, as a comedian you might need to do the 'less is more' strategy, since there is just too much material to work with.

Photo: AP

The New Dora

I think Dora should stay a tomboy. I thought Diego was Dora's lesbian cousin. He could use a makeover, too.

Photo: AP

Seattle P-I Closing

One of Seattle's two newspapers is printing it's last edition on Tuesday. It will still be online.

Hearst Corp., which owns the 146-year-old P-I, said Monday that it failed to find a buyer for the newspaper, which it put up for a 60-day sale in January after years of losing money. Now the P-I will shift entirely to the Web.

Hearst's decision to abandon the print product in favor of an Internet-only version is the first for a large American newspaper, raising questions about whether the company can make money in a medium where others have come up short.

Seattle follows Denver in becoming losing a daily newspaper this year. The Rocky Mountain News closed after its owner, E.W. Scripps Co., couldn't find a buyer. In Arizona, Gannett Co.'s Tucson Citizen is set to close Saturday, leaving one newspaper in that city.


Survivor- The Clueless Tribe

I can't remember if I knew Spencer was gay because I just assume they always have a gay person, or if he has told us before. But it's not a stretch. Yet one of his teammate asked if there were any girls he liked back at school.

Spencer didn't want to tell his tribe that he was gay, figuring people like JT wouldn't like him. But he wasn't very aggressive during the challenge so they voted him out anyway (and JT lost a tooth and kept spitting out blood, and tossed his tooth in the water. Ew.)

I Heart Jon Stewart

I can't really describe the discussion between Stewart and Jim Cramer. Watch if you haven't seen it. (Watch Cramer dodge the questions)

Stephen Baldwin Debating Ron Paul on Larry King


Super religious guy Stephen Baldwin is debating Ron Paul on legalizing marijuana. I don't agree with Paul on much be he is right on with this one (guess which side he's on).


I haven't watched ER much since Pratt was killed off, and Neela is dating the Australia. Yawn.

I DVR'd ER the last couple episodes when I saw Carter was back and hooked up to a machine (I wasn't sure if it was chemo or dialysis). I haven't watched yet, but I know that Dr. Ross, Nurse Hathaway (is that her name?) and the grouchy black guy were on last night.

Oh, and Carter needs a kidney.

Watching Oprah and Crying

I guess a lot of people already know about this video. Oprah showed it today and I just about bawled.

Two Aussies felt bad for a lion cub for sale at Harrods in the 70's (I guess there wasn't PETA back then), bought him and raised him until he had to go in the wild.

This is their reunion with Christion the lion.

(I know the clip is from The View but have you tried looking for something on YouTube?)

Cramer on The Daily Show

This should be good.

If you've been watching The Daily Show, then you know that Jon Stewart made comments about Jim Cramer (something about Cramer recommending Bear Stearns), and when Jim Cramer was asked about it on a tv show a faux-fight was formed by the media.

Jim Cramer is on The Daily Show tonight.

It was perhaps the hardest lashing Stewart has given to a TV commentator since 2004 when he called Tucker Carlson and his then co-host Paul Begala "partisan hacks" on CNN's "Crossfire," the since canceled political commentary program.

The program opened in mock hype of the confrontation, which caught headlines through the week as each snipped at the other over the air. The show announced it as "the weeklong feud of the century."

In his opening, Stewart announced that it was "go time." He played a video clip of Cramer's Thursday guest appearance on "The Martha Stewart Show" in which Cramer beat a mound of dough, pretending it was Stewart.

Said Stewart: "Mr. Cramer, don't you destroy enough dough on your own show?"

Once Cramer came out for the interview, Stewart wondered: "How the hell did we get here?"

Cramer, his sleeves characteristically rolled up, said he was a "fan of the show."

But the humorous tone — at least for Stewart — changed as the interview continued.

Photo, source: AP

Anna Nicole's Doctors and "Boyfriend" Charged

Howard K. Stern and Anna Nicole Smith's doctors have been charged.

Anna Nicole Smith's boyfriend Howard K. Stern and two doctors were charged Thursday with giving thousands of prescription drugs to the former Playboy playmate in the years leading up to her 2007 fatal overdose.

Stern and doctors Sandeep Kapoor and Khristine Eroshevich were each charged with three felony counts of conspiracy and several other charges of fraudulent prescriptions. Prosecutors said the doctors gave the drugs — including opiates and benzodiazepines — to Stern, who then gave them to Smith.

The prescriptions were issued between June 2004 and January 2007, just two weeks before Smith's death.

Photo, source: AP

This N That Couples

Who knows if this is true, but lets hope Courteney Cox is available, with plenty of chardonnay.

No surprise, those crazy Wasilla teens broke up.

Chris Brown and Rihanna record a duet. Oy.

24- Spoiler

Well, only a spoiler if you haven't watched your DVR as this was from last night.

24- Sadness. The Silver Fox is gone. And I don't think they'll bring him back like Tony. Which, by the way, why did they bring Tony back? He's barely on.
Anyways, back to The Silver Fox. When they implied last week that someone would die, I figured it would be the SF. He's nice, mild mannered- that doesn't last long on 24. But, they didn't really explain why the SF had a death wish and ran into the room, instead of shooting from outside the room. Let's Pour One Out for The Silver Fox. Even if he is wearing a mock turtleneck.

I'm prepared for Ethan to turn out to be a bad guy. Mainly because he was the warden in the movie I watch anytime it is on tv, which is a lot. Shawshank Redemption.

Martha Stewart's Dog Dies in Explosion


Martha Stewart's new dog, Ghengis Khan, was one of 17 dogs that died while staying at the Pazzazz Pet Boarding kennel.

The driver of the propane delivery truck, Timothy Kleinhagen of Summit Hill, Pa., had been critically injured Friday when the propane tank he was filling ignited and sent flames 75 feet into the air and set on fire the pens at Pazzazz Pet Boarding kennel, near Beltzville State Park in Franklin Township.


Welcome Back Science, We Missed You

President Obama is expected to reverse the Bush policies on stem cell research Monday.

Photo: AFP

Opie Gets a New Pup

Oprah's new dog, Sadie. Sadie doesn't seem to like the attention.

She got her from a shelter, but I'd like to see dog lover Oprah adopt a non-puppy from a shelter.

Ramona Quimby Movie

I loved the Ramona Quimby books. She had an older sister (Beatrice who she called Beezus) and I had an older sister and she was a tomboy and so was I (I had to be Danny when we'd play Grease). I felt a kinship with Ramona (and we had similar hair).

I am sure a movie won't live up to the book, because they seldom do. But for millions of girls who've never heard of her, this is a great PR move for Ramona. You go girl.

Source: Hollywood Reporter via Defamer.

Doesn't Anyone Else Think the Bachelor is Douchey?

No, I did not watch The Bachelor at all, but I've heard about the shenanigans. Apparently he ask one woman to marry him, then during the after show special, changed his mind. If you're like me, you're thinking: Who the F cares?

Well, apparently Elisabeth Hasselbutt who freaked out on The View. She had a Bachelor viewing party with friends, and showed some video tape of it, including her husband shutting the door in her face. I don't think she is smart enough to have done this for air time, I think she really was upset. And if she's over the age of 25, that is puzzling.

The scoop, if ya care:

Mesnick (The Bachelor) has said that he felt Melissa was "the one," but changed his mind in the six weeks they spent together after the finale wrapped. Shortly before Mesnick taped the After the Rose special, he realized he wanted Molly.

The producers put together the special to explain why the now with...blah blah blah

Photo: US Magazine

Arrest Warrant in Chandra Levy Case

And it has nothing to do with that Condit guy. His bad luck that he had an affair with someone who then was killed by an alleged serial attacker. Really, it almost like a movie script.

The warrant accuses Ingmar Guandique (gwan-DEE'-kay) of killing Levy on May 1, 2001, as she jogged through Washington's Rock Creek Park, said U.S. Attorney Jeffrey Taylor. Guandique, 27, is already serving time in a federal prison in Adelanto, Calif., for attacking two women in the same park.

Chandra's parents talk to reporters.

Photo: AP

Rock of Love Bus- Spooning a Speed Bump

I can't find a pic of it, but Kelsey got drunk, crying, on the ground, spooning a speed bump. Bret knew this was an amateur move, and gave her the boot. Bret doesn't stand for any competition. And that speed bump was taking her away from him.

I think he'll pick someone safe like Mindy.
She has a twin who was on Survivor. Me thinks they know someone in casting.

Celebrity Apprentice- Facelifts, Nose Jobs & Attitude

You're wondering, why is The Joker on Celebrity Apprentice? Well, I suppose it's because of the success of The Dark Knight.

Melissa Rivers shows that the apple doesn't fall far from the plastic tree.

Andrew Dice Clay might be trying too hard to make an impression- not with the Donald but with audiences. He blamed Donald Trump for the lack of bagels, wears specs reminiscent of Mortie from Seinfeld (think old man comic glasses), refused to wear a chef hat, and abandoned the cupcake making process. Go with the drama slowly, Dice.

Jesse James, the guy we have no idea why Sandra Bullock married, won me over when he said "those cupcakes taste like ass".
(That is the benefit of eating the batter!)

Tom Green seems nice. And a bit dorky.

So far, no photographer has been kicked in the balls. But they should be wearing a cup, just in case.

The rest of the "celebs"
Annie Duke- Poker Champion, and very bossy person
Brian McKnight- R&B Singer
Brande Roderick- Playmate, I think Hef's ex-girlfriend before his harem
Clint Black- Country singer
Hershel Walker- Football player
Khloe Kardashian- A reality person on another reality show...I think that causes universes to collide and planets to get out of alignment
Scott Hamilton- Ice skatin' man
Tionne Watkins- "T" from TLC, the group not the channel
Natalie Gulbis- Golf Champion
Claudia Jordan- Suitcase opener (Deal or No Deal). This is where the producers were scrambling for a final celebrity.

Amazing Race- Was Victor Crying?

Tammy and Victor were wandering aimlessly thru the woods, following the wrong markers. Tammy pointed that the markers weren't yellow and red (although they were red), but Victor wanted to keep walking. At one point, you can hear Victor sniffling. On Tammy's suggestion they went back down to where they started, and found the right markers. He's a bossy, whiney older bro.

And what was with Tammy's cartwheels and somersaults???

I guess being a lawyer doesn't make you smart at everything.

Luckily for Tamm and Victor, Brad and Victoria were last.

I Knew Friends Needed a Gay Friend

A gay would never let Jennifer Aniston out of the house wearing this. Floral sack w/ black hose and brown shoes?

Apparently Jen is so desperate for press that she'll dress like this to get it. And I fell for it! Doh!

Photo: People