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Observations from a grumpy old man

  • Bakersfield now has a radio station that plays only comedy programming. This week’s featured comedian is Jeff Dunham. That’s right, a ventriloquist is the featured artist on radio. That’s like enjoying the works of Justin Bieber by only reading the lyrics to his songs.
  • Because Khloe Kardashian Odom is a co-host on “The X Factor,” the Fox reality show now has a “Why factor?”
  • Disney has purchased Lucasfilms and will produce new “Star Wars” movie in 2015. Suggested titles: “Star Wars: The Disney Empire Strikes New Deal”; “Star Wars: Return of the Merchandising”; or “Star Wars: A New Hope for More Profits.”
  • Hall of Fame catcher Carlton Fisk was arrested in Illinois after allegedly driving his truck into the middle of a corn field. His defense: if they build it, he will come.
  • Megan Fox is threatening to sue the party who used Photoshop to put her head on a nude body. She says that’s not her naked body. You can see the defense now — prove it.

Fox will join gamers LIVE


If you ever sat around playing Xbox and thought “Wow, it would be so much more fun if Megan Fox was playing this game also,” your wish is about to come true.

Fox, star of both the “Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen” movie and video game, will be on Xbox LIVE starting at 3 p.m. Saturday. She will challenge fans in multi-player matches that feature new characters and maps from the “Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen Character and Map Pack Plus.”

Her gamertag will be “Megan Fox 2009.” If you are interested in the event go to for more information.

Fox, who stars this September in the dark comedy “Jennifer’s Body,” is an avid gamer and lends her voice and likeness to the “Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen” video game.

And the Teen Choice winners are …

“Twilight” proved to be a big hit with teens at the “Teen Choice Awards” televised by Fox tonight. It picked up 11 awards. These are the winners of the “Teen Choice 2009.”



Choice Movie: Action Adventure
“X-Men Origins: Wolverine”

Choice Movie: Drama

Choice Movie: Romance

Choice Movie: Bromantic Comedy
“Marley & Me”

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