Friday, July 17, 2009

Willard Scott in drag

Pope Benedict XVI is recovering after breaking his right wrist in a fall in his chalet while vacationing in the Italian Alps. It’s too bad it didn’t happen last week in Rome so President Obama could have laid his hands on the pope’s wrist and healed it.

A Los Angeles area man was charged with murder on the high seas in the death of his wife aboard a cruise ship. He’s being sued by thousands of novelists for giving away the ending of their book.

The Today Show’s Meredith Vieira landed an exclusive interview with "Britain's Got Talent" star Susan Boyle. The interview was shocking for a lot of longtime Today Show employees because Boyle looks exactly like Willard Scott in drag.

Newly-released documents show that South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford, who often bragged about being frugal, used taxpayer money to fly first class and stay in luxury hotels. Sanford is planning a three-hour press conference to explain his love affair with wide airline seats and thick towels.

Former Brady Bunch star Maureen McCormick has signed up to appear on the “Access Hollywood Weight Loss Challenge.” Apparently, Marcia-Marcia-Marcia has been eating too many munchies-munchies-munchies.

TV Guide Network is working on a special called “Michael and Elvis: A Tale of Two Kings” comparing the “eerie similarities” in the lives and deaths of Michael Jackson and Elvis Presley. One eerie similarity is that Lisa Marie Presley, daughter of Elvis and ex-wife of Michael, thinks the idea is stupid.

A chocolate company in Switzerland has developed a melt-resistant chocolate designed to make eating candy less messy. The new chocolate melts at 131 degrees instead of 98.6 degrees, which means using it in the bedroom will require an electric blanket.

A new DNA study found that the rapid evolution of the Y chromosome carried only by men has led to a rapid gene loss that might lead to the chromosome's disappearance. As proof, the scientists conducting the study included pictures of Bruno and Chaz Bono.

Sen. Richard Lugar of Indiana became the first Republican to say he’ll vote for Sonia Sotomayor’s confirmation to the Supreme Court. Lugar was then forced to turn around to assure Democrats his fingers weren’t crossed.

The Coast Guard reports that an unidentifiable dark gooey blob floating off the north coast of Alaska is not an oil product but some sort of marine organism. Alaska Governor Sarah Palin has volunteered to toss Levi Johnston into the middle of the blob to see what it eats.

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