Left to right: Melanie Brown, Melanie Chisholm, writer Jennifer Saunders, Geri Halliwell, producer Judy Craymer, Emma Bunton and Victoria Beckham
SHELL GAME -- A Pinta Island tortoise nicknamed “Lonesome George,” believed to be the last surviving member of his subspecies, has died in the Galapagos Islands at age 100. For decades, environmentalists tried to get him to reproduce with females from a similar subspecies but failed making George the most endangered animal in the world. Actually, there may be another one who survives, but so far Larry King has refused to provide a DNA sample.
DOWN MEMORY'S DIAMOND LANE
BEACH COMBERS -- Fellow writer Gene Perret and I struggle to come up with a line for a song being shot on the beach for a Hope special taped in Waikiki. We weren’t used to working in front of an audience and it shows; we look like we’re trying to translate the Dead Sea Scrolls. Despite my Hawaii Five-0 ball cap, I don’t seem to have the cool confidence that was Steve McGarret’s trademark. The line we came up with resulted in a rare instance of gag writers getting applause.
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