Is James in a bad mood? He says no. The gentlemen, Randy and James (Fenton’s abroad), are very complimentary regarding each other’s shorts. Jared Paul Stern, the discredited journalist, has a Skull & Bones fashion line featuring a skull-&-bones logo. Randy has seen The Devil Wears Prada at its premiere. Fenton’s disembodied voice is heard telephonically from London, excited about Noel Coward’s Hay Fever starring Judi Dench. The Star Jones vs Barbara Walters controversy gets voices raised. “You don’t fuck with Barbara Walters!” screams James, which is exactly why Randy finds himself feeling a bit sympathetic toward Star, because standing up to Barbara makes her fabulous. Discussion heats up, cools. Will Al Reynolds stick with Star now? More Devil Wears Prada. Has Britney endangered her fetus by dying her hair black? Nicole’s virginal wedding. Hyman reconstruction surgery, courtesy of Moye. David Hockney at LACMA. Fenton allows that “big lavish bitchy evil women who swish around” are his favorite characters. “Hips Don’t Lie” by Shakira, James has discovered, is the most-played song in the entire history of radio. Talk turns to wieners, as it will when the Pod Squad convenes. Are we losing commercials, “the cultural billboards of our lives,” because of TiVo? JK Rowling and her important press conferences to announce her killing off characters. The one moment of brilliance in your life. Will Heather Mills be shot?