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dalai-140.jpgMove over, Leno and Letterman! The entertainment world abuzz with news of a new late night comedy show  hosted by the lovable duo of the Dalai Lama and Archbishop Desmond Tutu, who bubble over with infectious laughter.

Said one network insider, “If we can pull in the upscale Anglicans and the overseas Tibetans, what a demographic!” Sources say the producers are searching for the right band leader to complete the package.

Earlier efforts to pair the Dalai Lama with Barack Obama, for “Drama with Lama and Obama,” have been  shelved, but for next season, look for a variety show hosted by Tibet’s number two spiritual leader, the Panchen Lama, and actress Judi Dench. The working title? “The Panchen Judi Show.”

dalai-360.jpgExiled Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama (L)  laughs with Archbishop Desmond Tutu as they take part in a dialogue on youth and spiritual connection in Seattle, April 15, 2008. REUTERS/Robert Sorbo

Political paraffin-alia on display


wax-vertical-160.jpgThe supposed charms of wax museums are totally lost on me. I don’t get the point. And thanks to global warming, this form of entertainment now seems more pointless than ever.

“Folks, if you’ll step over here, this puddle of melted wax used to be Lucille Ball, and that puddle over there was Richard Nixon…”

“Pay up, I made her look away”


Okay, this presidential race is getting ridiculous. I mean, yesterday they held the first Democratic candidates’ “Goofy Face-Making Contest” in New Hampshire, and it was just plain scary.

Next week, it’s the all-candidate “Disco Dancing and Pie-Throwing Competition,” followed by… Wait, maybe that isn’t what’s going on here. Feel free to offer alternative captions via the “Submit Comment” link below.

The Grinch who stole The Sopranos?


What is Hillary Clinton thinking? She’s just done a campaign commercial imitating the final scene of The Sopranos series, right down to its controversial last few seconds.

Let me explain something. I know lots of people who haven’t seen the last episode yet, who are avoiding anything they fear might give away the ending.