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Sideshow: Prank DJs' show is axed

Aussie radio station 2DayFM has canceled The Kyle and Jackie O Show, the show of Michael Christian and Mel Greig, whose telephone prank last week went horribly wrong. In a call to King Edward VII's Hospital in London, Greig and Christian impersonated Quee

Aussie radio station 2DayFM has canceled

The Kyle and Jackie O Show

, the show of

Michael Christian


Mel Greig

, whose telephone prank last week went horribly wrong. In a call to King Edward VII's Hospital in London, Greig and Christian impersonated

Queen Elizabeth II


Prince Charles

, asking for information about

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge

, being treated there for severe nausea related to her pregnancy. The DJs were told private details, which they duly put on the air. The nurse who relayed the call to the ward (not, BTW, the nurse who gave the information),

Jacintha Saldanha

, was found dead Friday, the day after Kate left the hospital. As of this writing, no official ruling has been made on Saldanha's death; a postmortem was scheduled for Tuesday. The DJs apologized, and now they're gone.

Seinfeld lives and lives and lives

We love Modern Seinfeld!!! That's the new Twitter account, @SeinfeldToday, that imagines what if


(which recently edged out

The Honeymooners

as all-time U.S. comedy show in a recent

60 Minutes

/Vanity Fair poll) was still on the air! Excerpt: "Jerry breaks up with a beautiful woman because she favorites every one of his tweets. Kramer and Newman start a podcast." The creator is

Jack Moore

, of BuzzFeed. BTW, if you haven't watched

Jerry Seinfeld

's Web TV show titled

Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee

, with guest comics like

Michael Richards


Larry David


Alec Baldwin

, and

Ricky Gervais

. . . find it and watch!

Colbert's short and funny Senate run

Stephen Colbert

leads some polls to replace South Carolina GOP

Sen. Jim DeMint

, who ditched the Senate recently to head the Heritage Foundation. S.C. Gov.

Nikki R. Haley

says: Stephen, no chance.


She disqualified him on Facebook after reminding him that, when she visited

The Colbert Report

in April, he didn't know the state drink. Which, titillatingly enough, is . . .



. . . In a world where even Psy, he of "Gangnam Style," can get into the White House and lock mitts with Barack Obama, we say: Colbert for Senate!

Philly poet wins real swell award


Kasey Jueds

!!! The Philly poet just won the University of Pittsburgh Press' Agnes Lynch Starrett Poetry Prize for a first book of poems. Hers, titled


, will be published in fall 2013. She also gets $5,000. Kasey has been writing lovely poems a long time. Great news!

Hanks to mentor aspiring veteran

This is nice. Dan Gross of the Daily News reports that Tom Hanks will mentor a recently returned local vet. Gabriel Posey, a Melrose Park guy back from Afghanistan, aspires to become a screenwriter. The two were connected via Bob Woodruff of ABC News, part of his "Standing Up for Heroes" project.

Bieber to waylay, overcome Philly

Like the pandemic influenza of 1918,

Justin Bieber

wants to

kill the world to death!

His "Believe" tour has added 30 dates. After a refractory period, he'll hit the road again in June. Including, arghhh!, Philadelphia!!! Yes, he's coming on July 17. Tickets go on sale 10 a.m. this Friday via, 1-800-298-4200,, or the Wells Fargo Center box office.

Elmo guy faces more new lawsuits

A fourth man has filed suit claiming ex-

Sesame Street


Kevin Clash

, maker and voice of Elmo, had sexual relations with him when the claimant was underage. Clash quit


in November after three other suits arose.

LeAnn Rimes wants everything nice

The world now knows

LeAnn Rimes

carries laxatives with her everywhere, and who doesn't? Now she tells

Giuliana Rancic

on Sunday's

E! Special: LeAnn Rimes



her runaway with

Eddie Cibrian

, leaving respective (now ex-) spouses

Dean Sheremet


Brandi Glanville

in the dirt, "I wish I handled it differently because I wish I could have been better for me, for Brandi, for Dean, for Eddie, for everyone else." Um,


, Le-Le? She swears she and Eddie did "absolutely nothing" during the filming of Lifetime's

Northern Lights

. We've seen it, and we agree. As for the title of "homewrecker," she wept, "I'm like, can someone come up with anything like more, I don't know, original?" Like, OK:

Stop-sign defacer!!!! Humiliator of unsuccessful coin collectors! Aardvark-skinner!

We see no connection, really, but . . .

This guy

Matthew Good

, the Arizona chap who won one of the two winning Powerball Lottery tix on Nov. 28, moved there last year from Philly! He took a one-time cash payout of $192 million.