On this day in 1925, Johnny Carson was conceived because his parents had no late-night television to watch. This was also the day that Carsonâ€™s father coined the phrase â€œHeeeeereâ€™s Johnny,â€ which he said to his wife.
Also conceived today: Pele (1940), Michael Crichton (1942), "Weird" Al Yankovic (1959)
If you’re already gearing up for Sunday’s Super Bowl Big and Tall, click on over to SPN.com for "more than complete mega-coverage" of "all the latest in sports – so your friends don’t think you’re queer".
Terrell and Derrell are gone. E! has the story:
Fox has dashed Terrell and Derrell Brittenum’s dreams of becoming the next American Idols. The 28-year-old identical twin brothers were "uninvited" from the competition after their criminal records became public fodder, their lawyer said. "It was an amicable breakup," attorney Maurice Bennett said on an Atlanta radio station. "The guys understood why. It’s amazing how these things work."
It is amazing. Who would expect a little thing like being charged with using another man’s identity to buy a 2005 Dodge Magnum would get you kicked off the show?
It’s things like this that make me love the creators of Wikipedia. Here a few fun facts about SNL’s mythical drinking buddy, Bill Brasky (as written by Will Ferrell and Adam McKay):
- "I went camping with Brasky, his wife, and his daughter Debbie! Debbie Brasky. She’s 7-years-old, goes about 3’5", 55 pounds. So, I’m in the back of a pickup with Bill Brasky and a live deer! Well, Brasky, he grabs the deer by the antlers, looks at it and says, "I’m Bill Brasky! Say it!" Then he squeezes the deer in such a way that a sound comes out of its mouth – "Billbrasky!" It wasn’t exactly it, but it was pretty good for a deer!"
- "Bill Brasky once gave me a videotape of him having sex with my wife, and it was the most beautiful damn thing I ever saw!"
- "Did I ever tell you about the time I had breakfast with Brasky? Brasky drank a full glass of liquid LSD with his eggs. Then he slept for eight months straight. When he woke up, he rubbed his eyes and said, ‘All in all, I prefer gin!’"
- "He’s a 10-foot-tall beast man, who showers in vodka, and feeds his baby Shrimp Scampi."
With the Academy Award nominations announcement coming up on Tuesday morning, Hollywood is currently bathing itself in fear, Xanax and delusion. But who really cares about their glitzy back-patting party, when the only awards that truly matter – the Razzies – have begun taking their yearly inventory of Tinseltown’s most awful godawfulness?
Don’t just sit there – go vote for your least favorite movies and stars. With the Razzies, you ARE the Academy!
I’m not a guy who likes cutesy things. I’m sorry, I’m not. When I see little Anne Geddes babies dressed up like flowers I don’t go "awwwwww." I run away. They freak me out.
Okay, now that that’s established I just have to say I’m sorry… but this is too cute. It made me smile, and I’m sure it’ll make you smile too. If it doesn’t, it can only mean one thing: You hate children.
Thanks to The Modern Age for the link. And to Little Jack’s parents for introducing the kid to The White Stripes at such a young age.
Brittney Murphy: Jack of all trades
For writer Aaron Sorkin’s only one thing is worse than last weeks cancellation of The West Wing: a hooker with a book deal
This weekend at the Box Office, Men in Fat Suits were the new Gay Cowboy
Last night at the SAG Awards, anything else was the new Gay Cowboy
American Idol doesn’t want their show stolen by twin criminals
America’s fate hangs in the balance after assasination of two TV presidents. First West Wing now, Woman Wing.
Reclusive Sly of the Family Stone may come out of hiding for his Grammy tribute. No word on whether Sarah Jessica Parker, Diane Keaton. Rachel McAdams or the rest of the Family Stone will be in attendance.
According to this, Tom Cruise may be abstaining from sex with Katie Holmes because he doesn’t want to harm the baby:
"An insider" tells In Touch Weekly that Tom Cruise "has put the brakes on their lovemaking." It turns out that Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard "wrote that a mother-to-be shouldn’t engage in sex because it could negatively impact the baby."
In this case, he could have a point.
Lindsay Lohan canâ€™t stay out of the hospital these days:
Lindsay Lohan was rushed to hospital on Friday after cutting herself while staying at rocker Bryan Adams’ London home.The 19-year-old actress was taken by ambulance from the singer’s Â£3million property in London’s plush Chelsea region.A friend of the star is quoted in Britain’s News of the World as saying: "Lindsay cut herself, but she is fine."
Oprah lights a fire under the ass of disgraced bestselling author James Frey.