Monday, July 28, 2008

The New Adventures Of Old Talk Show Hosts

Barack Obama says he wants a vice president “who's willing to tell me where he thinks or she thinks I'm wrong.” Sounds like the perfect job for John McCain.

Barack Obama is laying off of basketball for a few days after seeing a doctor at the University of Chicago Medical Center about his sore hip. There’s no truth to the rumor he actually hurt his hip kicking himself in the rear for not capturing Osama bin Laden while in Afghanistan.

Celebrity chef Rachael Ray has launched a charity-driven line of dog foods based on recipes she has created for her pit bull, Isaboo. It’s not one of her famous 30 minute meals since any dog who can actually waits 30 minutes for dinner is probably dead.

In Japan, men who need to cool off from the summer heat are grabbing a cold, refreshing can of “Surging Eel,” which is made from the head and bones of eels, plus five vitamins. You know, I suddenly have this fear of reading the label on my can of Red Bull.

Despite severe traffic restrictions and factory shutdowns, the air over Beijing is still heavily polluted less than two weeks before the Summer Olympics. Chinese officials are trying to figure out a way to convince tourists, athletes and the media that it’s actually a new trendy invention called “Flavored Air.”

Times Square’s famous Naked Cowboy was arrested in San Francisco for doing what he does legally at home - singing on the street in his underwear. This being San Francisco, apparently he was over-dressed.

A woman in Houston claims she can train cats to respond to simple commands by learning what motivates them and finding the right reward. In my experience, what motivates cats is the chance to watch humans get frustrated trying to train them something, which is also its own reward.

A lack of funds has forced a Canadian artist to give up his plan to release a giant helium-filled banana blimp over Texas. No one was more disappointed to hear this news than the millions of Texans with guns.

Jackelyn Rollins, a 56-year-old New Jersey mother of three, says she is determined to earn a spot on the upcoming season of “Make Me a Supermodel.” No one has the heart to tell her it’s about youth and looks, not who can beat up Naomi Campbell.

Reports out of Hollywood hint that Rosie O'Donnell is in advanced negotiations to host a Sunday night variety show on NBC. I think it’s going to be called “The New Adventures of Old Talk Show Hosts.”

The hosts for this year’s Emmy Awards are the five nominees for top reality show host: American Idol's Ryan Seacrest, Project Runway's Heidi Klum, Dancing with the Stars' Tom Bergeron, Deal or No Deal's Howie Mandel and Survivor's Jeff Probst. The stage is big enough but they may have to raise the ceiling to fit the egos.

Three giant pandas gave birth to a total of four cubs, all delivered within 14 hours of each other, at a breeding center in southwest China. Combining Chinese and American traditions, the mother of the twin pandas named them Knox Léon- Knox Léon and Vivienne Marcheline-Vivienne Marcheline.

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