WEDNESDAY, November 23, 2011

On Thanksgiving, ABC will air their first holiday special hosted by Lady Gaga.  It will be a typical Thanksgiving celebration with turkey, oyster dressing, mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce and pumpkin pie.   And that's just her wardrobe.

Former First Daughter Chelsea Clinton has landed an on-air gig with NBC.  Maybe they should think of rescheduling, though.  Her show is between "Cooking with Monica Lewinsky" and "Let's Go White Water Rafting!"

Thanks to massive budget cutbacks resulting in extensive city employee layoffs, the Chicago coroner is so short-staffed, the storage locker at the morgue is now piled high with corpses -- or, as they refer to them in Chicago, "votes."

While she regrets her decision to file for divorce against husband Ashton Kucher, Demi Moore told reporters that she places full blame on the age issue.  She caught him cheating with much younger women.

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