Aussie radio station 2DayFM has canceled
The Kyle and Jackie O Show
, the show of
, 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
, 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),
, 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
as all-time U.S. comedy show in a recent
/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
, of BuzzFeed. BTW, if you haven't watched
's Web TV show titled
Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee
, with guest comics like
. . . find it and watch!
Colbert's short and funny Senate run
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
!!! 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,
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 ComcastTix.com, 1-800-298-4200, AEGLive.com, or the Wells Fargo Center box office.
Elmo guy faces more new lawsuits
A fourth man has filed suit claiming ex-
, 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
carries laxatives with her everywhere, and who doesn't? Now she tells
E! Special: LeAnn Rimes
her runaway with
, leaving respective (now ex-) spouses
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
. 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 . . .
, 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.