Click here to hear my conversation with Neil Diamond just before the holidays, discussing his career, his engagement, and his tour, coming to the Q July 1st.
Country pop star Keith Urban was a guest on the opening night of the Rolling Stones’ tour in L.A. on Saturday. He popped into Conan O’Brian’s show the other night and raved about the experience. Mick apparently just called him up.
A guy tried to stop a hit-and-run driver from leaving after she backed into his wife's car. He ended up on the woman's HOOD as she sped off and drove for about two miles. Another driver got part of it on video.
The woman eventually stopped and the guy wasn't hurt. Then she sped off again, and police are still looking for her. Here’s the news story with the video.
According to a new survey, the thing that annoys people the most is . . . a slow
computer. They say one in three people have YELLED at their computer. That's gotta be a low number, I KNOW more people have yelled at their computer than that. The average here at the station ALONE is higher than that. Here's the rest of the survey list and a link to the story out of Britain (Click for the story here)
1. A slow computer.
2. People who leave their clothes on the floor.
3. A sink full of dirty dishes.
4. Leaky faucets.
5. Leaving the toilet seat in the wrong position.
6. Your significant other.
7. Annoying neighbors.
In the world of mock political attack ads, this on is right up there with the best, slamming this past Saturday, Star Wars day, (May the 4th as in “May the 4th Be With You.”- Ugh!) Very funny and well done
If you're looking for a potential future partner, Martha Stewart joined Match.com.
It appears to be a bit of a publicity stunt more than anything else to support and draw attention to her new nephew-in-law's book. Martha says she's already had A couple THOUSAND responses after just a few days. She adds that three of them had potential . . . but she passed one of them along to her makeup artist, because he was only 34.
Despite the advice of Match CEO Sam Yager, Martha decided to use her REAL name and identity. Here she is talking to Matt Lauer here on the "Today Show" about it BEFORE she put it up.
Rolling Stones kicked off their tour in fine style in LA with a couple of guests. Gwen Stefani from No Doubt and Keith Urban. (Click for the story here)
Here’s the official Stones version for what went down
And an amateur videographer has a more expansive take on their best moments.
Two high profile celebs with some PR problems hit the talk show circuit late last week to deal with their issues up front (sort of). With Oprah and Larry King gone from daily TV you take what you can get, so it was Jay Leno and Good Morning America,
Matt Lauer found probably the most sympathetic ear he could find in Jay Leno, given his late night "TV Wars" issues over the last 3 years and the fact that both Jay & Matt are on the same network. So Jay didn’t really deal with ANY details of Matt’s recent troubles with the media perceiving him as the guy who got Ann Curry forced out of the "Today Show." But for the record, here’s what he had to say. (Click for Story Here)
Then there’s Reese Witherspoon, who couldn’t keep it together during a traffic stop by the George State Police after a night out with her hubby. While the cops were giving him a sobriety test she kept getting out of the car, a BIG no-no, and was arrested for disorderly conduct amidst her comments of “Do You know my name” and “This will be national news tomorrow” all caught on the dash-cam.
Reese opted to cancel her scheduled TV appearances to promote her new movie "Mud," which subsequently TANKED last weekend at the box office. She opted to let things settle a bit and go for the more calming atmosphere of GMA and George Stephanopoulos. She looked sincere, or at least pretended to be, when she apologized (below) and it seems all will be good. That is, until the above dash-cam video was made available right after.
And I do thing walking around with an Atlanta Police baseball cap over the weekend might be overkill.
Recently a three-legged gator gave the players on the PGA Tour a bit of a scare (or maybe NOT if you look at this video.)
I've never seen anything like it, and apparently, neither have the announcers covering the game.
Someone has found the answer to texting and walking issue!!!
OK actually it's from the very cool group of pranksters called Improv Everywhere (I've posted a few brilliant things from them before.) They went on the streets of New York City pretending to be Seeing-Eye People in orange vests. They pretend to "walk" those who are texting and look out for any potential hazards. The people they were walking were obviously in on the prank, but the reaction from the people around them is hilarious.
Then they took it a step further and started offering unsuspecting people the same service. Even more hilarity.