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You probably don’t know, but one of our leaders, Fenton Bailey, is on paternity leave (yes!) and won’t be podcasting until September. You thought for a split second that we were going to say he died, didn’t you? Well, he didn’t. But local LA newscaster Hal Fishman died yesterday and James starts the podcast with a kind of prayer circle for him. Which leads to talk of other legendary, and living, news anchors, including the fabulous Sue Simmons, near and dear to all us expat New Yorkers. Which leads to the question of whether bloggers, like Perez and Drudge, are replacing the TV news. The deaths of Bergman and Antonioni are touched on (and that third person no one can remember is Tom Snyder). “Tragic and ugly” former boy band members in Man Band. All is forgiven and James is back to liking Justin Timberlake. Summer songs anyone? Will Fergie blossom into one of the great artists, become the Ella Fitzgerald of our time? Madonna has a hairy face! James has an anecdote about it! And another, more fabulous one! Lydia saw something odd concerning our mayor’s mistress. Perez Hilton is the go-to guy for celebrity soundbites, says James. “There’s something we don’t know about Lynn Spears,” cautions Randy. “Lynn Spears is a little Mommie Dearest.” Is Britney ready for a comeback or does she have to sink lower first? Discussion. Should celebrity rehab facilities have recording and art studios for their addicted artists to create while they’re drying out? Cisco Adler’s balls and Rock Life. MTV’s turning geeks into players. Next. Dismissed. Hot Rod vs Superbad. Does Lydia like Andy Samberg or not?