Jewish World Review June 19, 2003 / 19 Sivan, 5763

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As the world churns | Spike Lee. A New York judge has granted Spike Lee's request and issued a temporary restraining order preventing the cable company TNN from changing its name to "Spike TV." "What appears, at first blush, to be an exercise in egocentricity," writes the judge, "becomes, on closer review, an earnest attempt by a prominent personality to limit what he regards as the commercial exploitation of his public persona."

All that according to Judge Walter Tolub. Stay tuned for Spike Lee's next film, "Mo Betta Judge Walter Tolub."

Real-life Britney? Madam Tussaud's Wax Museum, the London headquarters announced today, that a new Britney Spears model is on the drawing board that will be, "Very sexy and she'll have heaving bosoms, but this is only in the very early stages of planning," unquote. In fact, Spears will get, quote, "A pair of inflatable throbbing breasts that will pulsate in time to her dancing."

Got to hand it to Madam Tussaud's they strive to make their version of the human original an exact duplicate-right down to the inflatable parts.

Metallica. And, you'll recall news that Iraqi prisoners were being bombarded by music to unnerve them and cost them sleep. Now one of the bands that recorded some of that music is objecting. The drummer Lars Ulrich of Metallica says, "No one in Iraq has ever done anything to hurt me," so, he doesn't want his song-band's song "Enter Sandman" used against the prisoners. "What about firing up some 'Venom' or some of those Norwegian death metal bands?" he asks?

Yeah, what about that? Then again interrogation procedure might have a new catch phrase for Metallica — WMD "Weapon of Metal Destruction."

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06/13/03: The No. 1 story is No. 2: The poop on America and its bathrooms
06/04/03: Terror attack preparation: Too much or too little?
06/02/03: Bush vs. Clinton?
05/29/03: Ticket blitz in New York City? Hey, at least pregnant women won't be blocking stairwells
05/21/03: ‘Barney’ as torture
05/08/03: Because you just can't take the news too seriously
04/30/03: Should we be more scared of SCARS, or a government that will readily deny you your freedom on the suspicion that you may have it?
04/29/03: Man bites dog --- really!
04/28/03: Because you just can't take the news too seriously ...
04/25/03: The panic over SARS
04/22/03: Playing —and greeting cards in a changed world
04/21/03: Reading your own obituary ... and other 'oops' moments
04/15/03: Saddam Hussein and the Sorcerer's Stone: The secret to Saddam's immortality

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