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Mervgate!

(42) Comments | Posted August 19, 2007 | 3:34 PM

Surely the facts are in considerable dispute. Merv Griffin -- band singer, talk show host, game show producer, hotel/casino entrepreneur, and all-round mega-powerful multi-billionaire -- is dead at 82 from prostate cancer diagnosed several years back. The media have gone into full Celebrity-Grief mode, with Entertainment Tonight outdoing itself...

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Tim Russert Hates His Mother

(15) Comments | Posted May 14, 2006 | 2:30 PM

Quite honestly, there's no other conclusion to be drawn from this NYT Sunday Magazine interview with the daddy-besotted Beltway Pope:

You've just gathered their letters into your new book, "Wisdom of Our Fathers." Now that you have heroized fathers, will you ever pen a book about your mother, "Big...
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The Importance of Being Gregory Peck

(3) Comments | Posted February 1, 2006 | 9:44 AM

Hollywood Liberal. To hear it from "Conservative" pundits that's one word not two. For to equate liberalism with Hollywood is link the "misguided idealism" (as the Right would have it) of the former with the "mainstream" fantasies manufacted by the latter. And what of that "mainstream? Can a multi-million dollar...

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Making a Mountain Out of a Molehill

(15) Comments | Posted November 30, 2005 | 7:49 PM

“It's a chance in a thousand we met. You know it. Why don't you stay?”
-- “Stay with you? How? And where? With your Ma? Oh yeah. What would she say if she saw me? All rough and ugly the way I am. And how would you run...

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