TUESDAY, June 26, 2012

UNHAPPY GILMORE -- If gross box office receipts and national reviews are to be believed, Adam Sandler’s “That’s My Boy” may well be the worst movie of all time.  In fact, it’s so rotten, industry analysts are predicting that Sandler may never be allowed to produce another film.  He may have to revive his “Wedding Singer” character – not the movie, in real life just to get by.

PEANUTS AND CRACKERJACK -- The San Francisco Giants once awe-inspiring starter Tim Lincecum is currently languishing in one of the worst pitching slumps in recent MLB history.  The '08 and '09 Cy Young winner has gone 3 and 8 with a dismal 6.19 ERA.  Tim's not superstitious, but the signs are there.  Last time he was sent to the showers, he glanced down and noticed his non-skid bathmat had Jerry Sandusky's name embossed on it.
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CATCH AND RELEASE -- Fish and Game officials in Chatham, Massachusetts have detected transmitter signals on several Great White sharks they tagged last summer.  Extensive GPS data collected show that, since last year the tagged sharks returned to the northern coast of Australia, found mates, and attended the American Bar Association Convention in New Orleans.

CARDIO FOR $300 ALEC -- Longtime “Jeopardy” host Alec Trebek was rushed to Cedars-Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles with symptoms of a mild heart attack.  Took the docs about three hours to admit him, having to put all their questions in the form of an answer.
ALL RIGHTY THEN -- Longing for the halcyon days of “Ace Ventura,” “The Mask,” and “Dumb & Dumber,” Jim Carrey has put his five-bedroom Malibu Colony mansion up for sale at $13.9 million.  He’s finding out that paying a household staff of thirty-eight takes more than just being able to do a dead-on impression of a Hollywood movie star able to churn out hit-after-hit. 


OUCH -- It's June, 1979 and here Bob Hope and I are comparing war wounds — actually, our reaction to the myriad shots we had to get before departing for the Orient. In 1979, China required inoculations against everything from chicken pox to restless leg syndrome so we all reported to a doctor in Hollywood who gave us a group rate. I just wish he hadn’t used the same needle. Today, no shots are required to visit China. I guess we’ve gotten healthier.  


Copyright (c) 2012 by Robert L. Mills  All Rights Reserved

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