DETAILS AT ELEVEN -- The Netherlands Legislature is considering a measure that would impose stiff fines on television meteorologists whose weather predictions miss the mark with financial penalties graduated according to the severity of the miss. The guidelines are technical and indecipherable to the average layman, but in a nutshell, if a guy predicts a major weather front approaching, it better look like it's attached to Lady Gaga coming in and JayLo leaving.
CLUCK CLUCK -- "WALL STREET LAYS AN EGG!" was the famous Variety headline announcing the stock market crash in 1929. Faced with declining subscriptions and overwhelming competition from quicker-to-the-scoop Internet sites like Deadline and The Wrap, the iconic gossip sheet, once found in more producers' offices than the casting couch, is on the chopping block with few interested buyers in sight. All in all, it's shaping up as a replay of the famous headline -- only this time it's "VARIETY LAYS AN EGG!"
FLY CATCHER -- Former U.S. Congressman Anthony Wiener who gained notoriety sex-texting gals candid snap shots of his package and lost his seat after denying that he has a "say cheese" fetish when it comes to his junk, has announced that he'll run for Mayor of New York. You laugh, but he's already corralled some very high-paying financial supporters: Fruit-of-the-Loom and Haines men's briefs and Rawlings "Sling Shot" Athletic Straps.