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Sunday, March 27, 2011

Thinking...

About bringing this page back from the dead... I had fun with it a couple of years ago; the day with the most page hits was the day of Heath Ledger's passing... not saying I need a celeb overdose to kickstart me/the site, but Charlie Sheen certainly isn't out of the question, and the way things go, it could very likely happen on his tour, and here in Broward County, Florida.

Saturday, February 23, 2008

Zach Thomas signs with Dallas Cowboys

Seven-time Pro Bowl inside linebacker Zach Thomas has reached a contract agreement in principle with the Dallas Cowboys, team and league sources told ESPN.com on Saturday morning.

ThomasThomas, 34, who was released by the Miami Dolphins two weeks ago, following a 2007 season in which he was limited to just five appearances, chose the deal from the Cowboys over contract proposals from the New England Patriots and the New Orleans Saints.

http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=3260529

Thursday, February 21, 2008

New claims of videotaping emerge against New England Patriots

The Patriots’ pattern of illicitly videotaping the signals of opposing N.F.L. coaches began in Coach Bill Belichick’s first preseason with the team in 2000, a former Patriots player said. The information was put to use in that year’s regular-season opener against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Belichick’s debut as New England’s coach.

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/02/22/sports/football/22patriots.html?_r=1&oref=slogin

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Richard Lewis on The Howard Stern Show today

Richard's book: The Other Great Depression

From Publishers Weekly: Fans of Lewis's bleak shtick are the natural audience for these searing, confessional riffs on the comic's angst, acute alcoholism and relentless sexual conquests, but it's hard to imagine that the uninitiated would enjoy the musings of "a bad-postured, guilt-ridden ball of confusion with a trace of paranoia, self-loathing and a little faith thrown in for some taste." Lewis attributes his misery to his parents: a sullen mother whose antipathy toward her son is not fully explored; his distant but admired father died young. The New Jersey boy found his escape route via jokes and isolation and, eventually, Ohio State University. Though he makes a sort of peace with his mother at the end of her life, the author reserves his moments of near-tenderness for members of comedy royalty: Buster Keaton's elegant widow, Eleanor, and Lenny Bruce's raucous mother, Sally Marr. (However, larger-than-life icon Jackie Gleason displays less-than-noble behavior to Lewis.) In his early 20s, Lewis found a mentor in the manager of a legendary Brooklyn comedy club. After the requisite struggles on the stand-up circuit, he made it big in many venues: HBO specials, a movie and a four-year stint in a TV series, Anything but Love. Bouts of debilitating drunkenness and the interventions of loyal friends led Lewis to the Hazelden clinic, though he dropped out in two days, opting to manage his own recovery. Though he now struggles to be monogamous with his current "lady," Lewis's mostly cynical rants about desperate women and PMS won't win him any new female fans.

http://www.amazon.com/Other-Great-Depression-Richard-Lewis/dp/1586486047/ref=sr_1_6?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1203021514&sr=1-6

Lisa Rinna on The Howard Stern Show today

IMdb entry for Lisa Rinna, with 132 photos: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0005362/

Lisa Rinna on Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lisa_Rinna

Lisa Rinna on TVGuide.com http://www.tvguide.com/celebrities/lisa-rinna/162470

Lisa Rinna, official website: http://www.lisarinna.com/

MySpace for Lisa Rinna: http://www.myspace.com/lisarinna

Lisa Rinna YouTube clips (bottom half of the page) http://www.lisarinna.com/lisa-rinna-links.htm

Saturday, February 9, 2008

Washington Redskins name Jim Zorn as new Head Coach

The Washington Redskins made a stunning decision tonight, naming recently hired offensive coordinator Jim Zorn as the team's new head coach.
"I've always dreamed of being a head coach with a franchise rich in tradition like the Redskins," Zorn said in a statement. "As a player who had to fight Redskins teams at RFK as well as at our home field, I know about the history of this franchise as well as the passion of its fans. I won't let you down."
Zorn, 54, who has never previously served as a head coach or offensive coordinator in the NFL, replaces Hall of Fame Coach Joe Gibbs, who resigned as team president and coach on Jan. 8.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/story/2008/02/09/ST2008020902280.html

Writers Guild, Studios Reach Tentative Contract

'Continuing to strike now will not bring sufficient gains to outweigh the potential risks,' the union says. If the guild's board agrees, writers could go back to work Monday.
Writers Guild of America leaders and the major studios reached agreement early this morning on a proposed contract that will be presented to striking writers today in bicoastal membership meetings.In a statement, guild leaders said the three-year deal made significant strides toward ensuring that writers get a fair cut of new media revenues.
LA Times

The TV Grid: Is your favorite show coming back? LA Times

Friday, February 8, 2008

MSNBC anchor David Shuster suspended over "pimping out" Chelsea Clinton comment

In a conference call with reporters, Clinton communications director Howard Wolfson on Friday excoriated MSNBC's David Shuster for suggesting the Clinton campaign had "pimped out" 27-year old Chelsea by having her place phone calls to celebrities and Democratic Party "superdelegates" on her mother's behalf.

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/2008/02/08/2008-02-08_msnbc_anchor_suspended_for_pimping_comme.html

Thursday, February 7, 2008

Super Bowl MVP Eli Manning on Late Show with David Letterman

Eli's full appearance available on DAVETV: Late Show

Billy Joel to be final concert at Shea Stadium

Billy Joel will be the last artist to play at New York's Shea Stadium with a July 16 concert billed as "The Last Play at Shea, From the Beatles to Billy." The show comes in the midst of the New York Mets' final season at Shea; the team moves into its new home at Citi Field in 2009. Billboard

Val Kilmer new voice of NBC's Knight Rider

A carmaker conflict has caused NBC to hire Val Kilmer to replace Will Arnett as the voice of KITT on its "Knight Rider" revival.
Arnett ("Arrested Development") had already completed his part for the pic, which is slated to debut on NBC in less than two weeks. Producers Doug Liman, Dave Bartis and Dave Andron -- along with the network and studio -- were all fine with his performance.
Problem is, Arnett had a contractual conflict of interest.
For the better part of a decade, Arnett has done voice-over work for General Motors -- as the voice of GMC Trucks. NBC's new "Knight," however, is "played" by a Ford Mustang.

http://www.variety.com/article/VR1117980382.html?categoryid=14&cs=1

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Britney Spears released from L.A. hospital

LOS ANGELES - Britney Spears was quietly released from a hospital Wednesday, a stark contrast to the way she came in — with an extensive escort of more than a dozen police officers in cars, on motorcycles and in helicopters, paparazzi in tow.
Her incognito getaway from UCLA Medical Center required no police, said Capt. Sharyn Buck, commander of the North Hollywood police station, which covers the area where Spears' home is located.
Yahoo!

Jenna Jameson, Tito Ortiz and Greg Fitzsimmons today on The Howard Stern Show

Tito Ortiz official website: http://www.titoortiz.com/

Tito on NBC's Celebrity Apprentice: http://www.nbc.com/The_Celebrity_Apprentice/

Tito's Wikipedia entry: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tito_ortiz

www.myspace.com/titoortiz

Jenna Jameson's official site: http://www.clubjenna.com/

Jenna on Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jenna_Jameson

www.myspace.com/jennajameson

Jenna Jameson - How To Make Love like A Porn Star: A Cautionary Tale
http://www.amazon.com/Make-Love-Like-Porn-Star/dp/0060539097/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1202331802&sr=1-1

Comedian Greg Fitzsimmons: http://www.gregfitzsimmons.com/

www.myspace.com/fitzdog

Download Greg's Comedy Central Stand-Up Special, only $1.99 on Amazon.com
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000VHXQ4O/ref=atv_dp_se_to_ep?ie=UTF8&redirect=true&s=digital-video&qid=1202332150&sr=8-3

Could legalized sports betting be coming to Atlantic City?

JOHN L. SMITH: Legalized pro sports betting in Jersey a long shot, but it does make sense

The New Jersey Legislature is once again entertaining the possibility of legalizing betting on professional sports. What only a few years ago was thought to be an outrageous suggestion now seems merely highly improbable.
The bill, introduced Jan. 24, has passed out of the tourism and gaming committee, and is scheduled for a vote of the full Assembly on Thursday. Although even its backers call it a prohibitive underdog -- it's been tried unsuccessfully two other times in the past four years -- each time it comes before the public the specter of legalized bookmaking gets less controversial.
http://www.lvrj.com/news/15347741.html

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

WQCD drops Smooth Jazz to become "New York's Rock Experience"

Emmis Smooth Jazz WQCD (CD 101.9)/New York has flipped to Rock, as "The New York Rock Experience." Described as "an innovative new adult rock format," it promises "a respectful and intelligent mix of new music, Classic Rock and Alternative" as 101.9 RXP. The new Rock station has launched a brand new Web site as well at www.1019rxp.com.
"On-air personalities will play a direct part in choosing the music," announced 101.9 RXP Program Director Blake Lawrence. "It's unheard of in radio these days, but 101.9 RXP is about the music and not so much the music business - we're merging rock styles and generations into a singular community that we call The New York Rock Experience."

FMQB

From www.AllAccess.com

EMMIS COMMUNICATIONS has pulled the plug on Smooth Jazz WQCD (CD101.9)/NEW YORK to launch 101.9 WRXP, THE NEW YORK ROCK EXPERIENCE. "101.9 RXP" represents a new Adult Rock station in the NEW YORK tri-state market which merges New Music, Classic Rock, Alternative and local Rock into a new adult blend. The first hour of the format can be found on the new site, as well as an explanation for the direction, "NEW YORK's ROCK EXPERIENCE."
101.9 RXP will feature a variety of rock from artists such as FRANZ FERDINAND, BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN, NIRVANA, COLDPLAY, U2, PEARL JAM, DAVE MATTHEWS, THE POLICE, BECK, RADIOHEAD, THE WHO, OASIS, ARCADE FIRE, SOCIAL DISTORTION and REM. The playlist will not be determined by era, but rather by the acoustic quality of each song, as determined directly by on-air personalities and staff.
Jocks To Have Say In Music
"On-air personalities will play a direct part in choosing the music," announced 101.9 RXP PD BLAKE LAWRENCE. "It's unheard of in radio these days, but 101.9 RXP is about the music and not so much the music business -- we're merging rock styles and generations into a singular community that we call THE NEW YORK ROCK EXPERIENCE."
"Having grown up on the great NEW YORK Rock radio of the past, I'm absolutely thrilled that EMMIS has identified an unserved audience that now has a great new three-dimensional rock brand!" said EMMIS VP/Programming JIMMY STEAL. "This brand builds, and expands upon, NEW YORK's great Rock radio legacy -- RXP is a Rock station that truly represents a rock culture, for rock music lovers ... and is not just another Rock format."
The first song to air on 101.9 RXP was "Rock and Roll" by legendary NEW YORK icon LOU REED and THE VELVET UNDERGROUND, followed by the world premiere of REM's "Supernatural Superserious."
"Some of the world's greatest rock artists got their start playing by the fountain in WASHINGTON SQUARE PARK just steps away from our studios," said new on-air personality and newly named MD/afternoon personality BRYAN SCHOCK. "That communal rock spirit is what we mean by the NEW YORK ROCK EXPERIENCE, and it is the spirit with which 101.9 RXP will be playing and launching new local artists."
On-Air Staff Still Being Chosen
BRYAN SCHOCK will be heard weekdays in the afternoon. He is the first on-air personality to emerge from the massive search now underway for live and local on-air talent for the station. "This is a completely unique and custom radio station with absolutely nothing off the shelf" EMMIS/NEW YORK Market Manager DAN HALYBURTON said. "Our talented team has been working tirelessly to offer a new adult Rock radio brand that is truly unique and deserving of being the caretaker of NEW YORK's rich rock heritage"
EMMIS COMMUNICATIONS/NEW YORK commissioned multiple research projects from PARAGON MEDIA STRATEGIES prior to the launch of WRXP. Programming consultants included MIKE HENRY of PARAGON, and JOHN BRADLEY and DAVE RAHN of SBR CREATIVE MEDIA.
The Smooth Jazz format will continue to live on as an HD2 channel. Click here for those details.

Dee Snider of Twisted Sister on Howard Stern Show

Dee Snider on Gone Country: CMT

Band's Official Website: Twisted Sister

Dee's Official Site: Dee Snider

Wikipedia: Twisted Sister and Dee Snider

Twisted Sister music on Amazon.com:
http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=sr_st?keywords=twisted+sister&rs=301668&page=1&rh=n%3A301668%2Ck%3Atwisted+sister&sort=salesrank

Don Geronimo of Don & Mike Show To Exit WJFK-FM, Retire From Radio

From www.AllAccess.com

-DON GERONIMO made it official TODAY, telling listeners to the "DON AND MIKE SHOW" that MAY 30th will be his last day with the show. "My heart is just not in this," GERONIMO said, adding that he feels he needs to take a break from radio.
"To say DON will be missed is an understatement," said flagship WJFK/WASHINGTON SVP/GM MICHAEL HUGHES in a press release. "He delivers for his audience every single minute of every hour he's on the air and that kind of talent is hard to find. For the better part of two decades DON has kept us all entertained and engaged with his ability to tell it like it is and willingness to share the most personal of details in his own life. We'll certainly feel the absence of his sense of humor, but wish nothing but the best for him in the future."
"I want to thank CBS RADIO for standing by my side during not only the 17 years I've had the pleasure of working for them, but especially since the passing of my beloved wife, FREDA," said GERONIMO in the press relase. "As anyone who has lost a loved one knows, it's tough. But FREDA was more than my wife of 25 years and mother to our son. She was my at-home program director and an on-air participant when I needed one. She was there for the joy of my being hired at WLS, and the one to pick me up after being canned from KIIS-FM.
"We discussed our sex life on the air, for God's sake. How could I continue to do this show after this happened? It was then, and three times since, that I've tried to quit. My life has changed. Time doesn't heal all wounds, but it does help. I've got a wonderful girlfriend and we're planning our lives together. My son is graduating college, I've got three grandchildren in MINNEAPOLIS and I need a break to enjoy these times. I made this decision not because I was defeated by loss, but because I am rejuvenated by life.
"So, DAN MASON, MICHAEL HUGHES and the rest of the jolly gang have been nice enough to allow me to take a hiatus, to see what else is out there. Radio is not something I can get out of my blood. I just don't know where I fit in right now. I need to get some down time, and see what happens next. Maybe on air, maybe off air. But for a while, no air."

Wikipedia: Don Geronimo

Don Geronimo of WJFK-FM/Washington, DC's Don & Mike, will do his last show with the Talk outlet on Friday, May 30, after 16 years. Co-host Mike O'Meara will continue with the station hosting the self-titled "Mike O'Meara Show" from 3-7pm along with news anchor Buzz Burbank and producers Robb Spewak and Joe Ardinger.

Radio Online

Sarah Silverman/Matt Damon Video from Jimmy Kimmel Live

As heard on the Howard Stern Show. Video

Reinventing 24

Jack Bauer's newest nemesis isn't a terrorist -- it's public opinion.

Wall Street Journal

Monday, February 4, 2008

CNBC Mad Money Host Jim Cramer on Howard Stern Show

Books by James J. Cramer:
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/search-handle-url/104-4085863-1929538?%5Fencoding=UTF8&search-type=ss&index=books&field-author=James%20J.%20Cramer

Cramer on CNBC: http://www.cnbc.com/id/15838459/site/14081545/

Sirius Buzz: http://siriusbuzz.com/cramer-tells-stern-that-merger-delay-is-an-injustice.php

Super Bowl Ratings: Most Watched Game Ever

The New York Giants’ remarkable 17-14 upset over the perfection-seeking New England Patriots was a Super Bowl for the ages, with a record-setting three lead changes in the game’s final quarter. It was watched by more Americans than any of the 41 Super Bowls that preceded it, and is the second most-watched program in television history.

Boston topped all markets with a 55.6 local rating and an extraordinary 81 share. That rating ranks second among the Patriots six Super Bowl appearances, trailing only their 2002 Super Bowl XXXVI win. (56.1)

Victorious New York put up a 44.9 rating and 67 share, which ranks second among the five Super Bowl appearances by New York teams behind 1987's 52.4 for the Giants’ win in Super Bowl XXI.

Newsday

Las Vegas Sports Books Take Big Hit On Super Bowl

Win by Giants deemed "worst-case scenario"

In the days leading up to Super Bowl XLII, almost every "expert" who weighed in on the game picked the New England Patriots to roll over the New York Giants.
Even most professional handicappers and wiseguys were siding with the Patriots as 12-point favorites. They were 18-0, and how could they lose to a Giants team that lost six regular-season games?
No way Eli Manning and Tom Coughlin could beat Tom Brady and Bill Belichick, right?
The "experts" got it wrong, the amateurs got it right, and the sports books got hammered as the underdog Giants won 17-14.

Las Vegas Review-Journal

Saturday, February 2, 2008

For Sports Books, Super Bowl Offers A Winning Proposition

Las Vegas casinos roll out the red carpet for football bettors, celebrities flock to town for parties and the legal wagering handle in the state is expected to set a record by approaching $100 million. Las Vegas Review-Journal

Friday, February 1, 2008

Buying Low: Minor Leaguer Takes Stock of Himself

Randy Newsom, a reliever last season for the Cleveland Indians’ Class A and AA affiliates, set up a Web site through which fans and other outsiders could purchase a piece of his future major league earnings. Through Thursday, Newsom had sold about 1,800 shares of himself at $20 apiece. Each share afforded the bearer .002 percent of his career pay, uniting his goals with investors who hope he makes it big.
Dozens of minor leaguers had expressed interest in also going public through Newsom’s new company, Real Sports Investments, he said. Unfortunately for Newsom, however, his plan did not exactly thrill M.L.B., the players union or the Securities and Exchange Commission.

NY Times

Thursday, January 31, 2008

Mets' odds in Vegas drop after getting Santana

Sports books in Las Vegas and online reacted quickly to the news that the Mets cut a deal to acquire ace lefty Johan Santana, slashing the Amazin's odds to win the championship almost in half overnight. NY Post

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Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Q+A: Artie Lange - Shticking With Howard Stern

Sidekick says what he wants, pulls in the bucks, and picks and chooses gigs on the side

Since joining the Stern menagerie seven years ago he has gone from a nickel-and-dime world of small comedy clubs and failed movies and TV shows to being a highly paid stand-up comedian who can get deals done.
And he does it without worrying about tarnishing his image. The tarnished image probably accounts for much of his success.
Lange is a former cast member of Fox’s “MadTV.” He has appeared in such films as “The Bachelor,” “Old School,” “Elf” and “Beer League,” which he also co-wrote.
He has recurring roles in two hit TV series — “Entourage” on HBO and “Rescue Me” on FX.
Las Vegas Sun