August 31, 2006, - 12:58 pm
By Debbie Schlussel
Some showbiz and pop culture stuff:
* “The Dixie Chicks”–fresh from a “60 Minutes” interview spewing more left-wing whining and a British interview attacking American patriotism, questioning why we love America–didn’t score a single nomination in the Country Music Awards. That must be tough since “American Idol” newbie Carrie Underwood is up for two awards and even Bon Jovi–no country act–is nominated (for a duet).
So sad, too bad.
* Yesterday, actor Glenn Ford died at age 90. He served in World War II in the Marines. In the days of “The Dixie Chicks,” Sean Penn, and Brad Pitt, we mourn the loss of actors who served America. They are a rare breed–and dying out. Glenn Ford, RIP.
* Last week, I highly recommended the movie, “Invincible,” about unlikely 30-year-old bartender Vince Papale’s star turn as a Philadelphia Eagle. Now, I recommend my friend, USA Today sports columnist Jon Saraceno’s column on the movie, the real-life Vince Papale, and the NFL today. Even if you don’t like football, you’ll find this a good read.
I may not agree with everything Jon writes, but I think he’s one of the best sports columnists in the biz. Plus, he used to be USA Today’s boxing writer and has a brilliant mind and great sense of humor. I always read his column.
* Playboy “model” (euphemism) and Hugh Hefner “girlfriend” (euphemism) Kendra Wilkinson is upset that Eminem spilled a bottle of water on her at a video shoot. We’re definitely NOT fans of Eminem. But, hello? This woman who repeatedly flashes the camera on “The Girls Next Door” reality show is mad that a rap star poured water on her. You’re a glorified whore. Don’t be shocked–shocked!–when a rap star treats you like one.
Live life like a wet t-shirt contestant, get treated like one. She wrote on her My Space blog page that Eminem was “lookin like hes overdosing on drungs [sic].” Well, you can’t expect her to know how to spell.
* Regular readers of this site know that I am a connoisseur of interesting and weird soda flavors (here, here, and here).
If you live in the Midwest–and especially in Michigan–you may know what Faygo pop is. Faygo is a Detroit brand of soda in a gazillion different flavors, founded in 1907 by Russian Jewish immigrants Ben and Perry Feigenson. White rappers Violent Jay and Shaggy 2 Dope of “Insane Clown Posse” memorialized Faygo in one of their obscene raps.
Now, Faygo is about to celebrate its 100th anniversary and holding a flavor and label contest. You can design one or both. The last time they held this contest, Faygo picked Candy Apple flavor from the entries. It was awesome. But sadly, they discontinued that one. Enter the contest here.
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