Me and My Nine Iron

January 25, 2010

If that catches on, I’ll sue you

As you all know by now, Conan O’Brien has received $45 million ($33

They're still buds, really.

million to him and $12 million to his 200-strong staff) to leave “The Tonight Show” in exchange for “nondisparagement of NBC” and not hosting a show until September. Where did $33 million come from, you ask? NBC is virutally buying out the remaining two and a half years of his guaranteed contract so with a rumored salary of $12 million, CoCo earned $1.5 million to host “The Tonight Show” for eight months and $33 million to leave it. With networks penny-pinching these days, talk about a costly mistake. Possible destinations in the fall: Comedy Central, Fox.

On a follow-up to the physical altercation with the 79-year-old man in my

I'm not sure, but I think he only has one eye.

previous post, this one ups the ante. In a parking dispute in Brooklyn, an 83-year-old man broke the nose of a 99-year-old man and assaulted him with “The Club” security device. He also threatened to “cut his balls off,” as the near-centenarian suffered a broken nose and ribs. I wonder if that’s even threatening to someone two months from 100, being a thing of the past, as far as its usefulness.

The possible is now inevitable. When it’s all said and done, Avatar will have broken the domestic, international and all-time records at the box office – all previously held by James Cameron’s Titanic. And for all you Pandora lovers, it won’t be over. Cameron said he’s looking at at least two more sequels, though it’ll be a couple of years before the first is released with no script in the works.

The Jersey Shore cast is looking to cash in after a successful and much-raved first season. After making a couple hundred dollars per episode in the first season, the cast members are asking for $10,000 each per showing. You think that’s a lot. Each of The Hills‘ cast makes $100,000 per episode. Then again, I guess you should get paid for creating drama in your life. That’s got to be stressful.

Tiger, you know it’s bad when Mel Gibson feels sorry for you.



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