TUESDAY, August 6, 2011

Court guru Nancy Grace has been signed as a contestant on "Dancing With the Stars."  She should be admired for her spunk, but she may be in for a rude shock.  Practicing by dancing with your broom is one thing, but doing it with a human partner. . .?

Fans of the Jerry Lewis MDA telethon gathered at LA's Laugh factory to protest the abrupt and unfeeling dismissal of its host of 45 years.  Meanwhile, MDA officials triumphantly announced that they may have finally discovered a cure for Jerry Lewis.

A state trooper in New Mexico was fired after a hearing determined he'd had sex on the hood of a suspected speeder's car.  Evidence against him included a surveillance video, DNA samples and a distinct outline of a Ford Mustang hood ornament on his back.

Fans of Denver Broncos quarterback say he was benched because he's an outspoken born-again Christian.  Could be a factor here.  The Bronco's defensive coach claims he was demoted because he was tipping off the snap by saying "amen" at the end of every signal.

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