Jewish World Review June 26, 2007 / 10 Tamuz, 5767
And now for the important news ....
By Argus Hamilton
Mel Brooks turned down Cloris Leachman for Young Frankenstein Friday, saying the eighty-one-year-old actress is too old to work on Broadway. It's his call. Actors always say they want to die on-stage, but they don't have to pay the insurance premiums.
Barry Bonds baseball cards plummeted in value last week when road crowds booed him louder and louder as he neared Hank Aaron's home-run record. The booing is only going to get worse. Just yesterday he came out in favor of the immigration reform bill.
USC basketball coach Tim Floyd offered a scholarship to a fourteen-year-old boy who stood out at his summer camp. Last year he signed up another fourteen year old boy. Now you know why the USC Trojans open play this fall in the new Michael Jackson Arena.
Michael Moore faced possible federal prosecution Friday for trading with Cuba in his movie Sicko. He brought Americans to Havana for treatment he said they could not get in the United States. Blue Cross doesn't cover underage girls and fine cigars.
Hillary Clinton flew to Arkansas Saturday to headline a state Democratic Party dinner. They always loved her for being a great sport. She toured the Oval Office replica in the Bill Clinton Library and looked under the desk just for old times' sake.
The U.S. Conference of Mayors convened Friday at the Century Plaza Hyatt Regency in Los Angeles. It was an easy get for Hyatt. If anyone back home had heard their mayor was inside a Hilton in Los Angeles, it would have ruined their political careers.
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