The head of the Russian Tennis Federation has been fined $25,000 for referring to Venus and Serena Williams as “the Williams brothers.”
He’s also been suspended for a year after his comments on a talk show on Russian TV.
Funny how the world works.
This guy’s got to pay a hefty fine and lose his job for a bit for saying that same things that earn guys like Jimmy Fallon, Conan O’Brien and Jon Stewart millions.
Bill Mendez, a long-time cue card guy on , lost his job recently. The Late Show with David Letterman
According to the reports, he got into an argument with one of the show's writers over the cue cards. The fight allegedly ended with Mendez grabbing the writer by the front of his shirt and pinning him to a nearby wll.
So that's it - the cue card man has been fired.
If you've got cue card experience and don't mind a short-term position, be sure to send in your application.
Letterman is retiring in April.
Maybe it would be better to apply with Stephen Colbert...
Last week, Joseph Randle, a running back for the Dallas Cowboys, was arrested for shoplifting at Dallas-area mall.
He allegedly walked off with underwear and cologne. He's facing legal action, and the NFL hit him with a fine of $29,500.
Not to worry. A marketing company in Los Angeles just signed Randel to a contract to help them market underwear.
The company - MeUndies - will pay Sticky Fingers at least enough to cover the fine from the league.
I guess there will be a separate cologne deal to cover the court costs.
Yeah, this is a great example for kids everywhere.
Step aside, Kim, Khloe et al.
According to a new survey and report, the most influential Kardashian right now is...
Drum roll, please...
A fashion website says that Kylie's popularity is consistenly rising - compared to the peaks and valleys experienced by the other young ladies in the Kardashian Kompound.
And last week, Time magazine called Kylie one of the 25 Most Influential Teenagers list for 2014.
People are saying this is the Kardashian to watch - and she'll eclipse her siblings soon enough.
If you're a fan, you undoubtedly remember Khal Drogo, the Dothraki war lord who dominates and is then dominated by Game of Thrones Daenerys Targaryen.
He was about as intense as they come - dark, brooding, completely the opposite of Daenerys.
Until his appearances on as Drogo, Jason Momoa was a relative unknown. GOT
Now, thanks to , he's getting all sorts of opportunities - not the least of which is he recent casting as Aquaman in an upcoming DC Comics film. GOT
His GOT audition tape has been making the rounds lately. He landed the role after performing a fierce Maori dance.
After watching the tape, I can't imagine ANYONE saying no to this guy. Ever.
So again, the folks at The Tonight Show sat around a production meeting, and came up with a game plan.
"Let's have Jimmy and a guest play Russian Rouelette, but with eggs!
So, they grabbed a carton of eggs. Hardboiled eight, left four raw.
The idea: Jimmy and his guest will smash those eggs against their own foreheads until someone has smashed two raw eggs.
But who to get?
"I know! Let's get Bradley Cooper! He'll do it!"
And they did. And he did. And it's done. And it's hilarious.
Check it out!
The Ebola virus is scary. No doubt about it.
And things are pretty rough in western Africa. That's for certain.
And there are cases of Ebola here in the US. But some of the stories we're hearing are - what's a good word? - sensationalized?
That's the tack taken by Jon Stewart on . The Daily Show
He pretty much skewers media coverage of the Ebola "crisis." Check it out.
Actor Paul Rudd is a big fan of the Kansas City Royals. He spent the latter part of his childhood in Kansas, even studying at the University of Kansas.
So the other night, when the Royals won the American League Championship Series and earned their way into the World Series - on the strength of eigh consecutive playoff wins, no less! - Paul was there.
A local reporter caught up with him afterwards, and for whatever reason, the reporter let Paul ramble on about his activities as a fan this season.
And then, Paul invited the world to party at his mom's house.
Why not? I mean, he's a movie star, he can afford a few kegs, right?
Imagine what he's going to have to do if the Royals win the World Series...
The Wall Street Journal reported yesterday that Hunter Biden, son of the US Vice President, was discharged from the US Navy Reserve in February.
The Navy's not saying why, but the WSJ says it's because he tested positive for cocaine.
Through his lawyer, the younger Biden stated, "It was the honor of my life to serve in the U.S. Navy, and I deeply regret and am embarrassed that my actions led to my administrative discharge."
A lawyer by profession, Biden joined the Navy late - signing up with the Reserves in 2013 at the age of 43.
His dad, Joe Biden, hasn't made any comment yet.
Check out the whole story by clicking . here
This is one of the most insane things you're likely to see this campaign season.
On Wednesday, there was a debate scheduled between Florida's incumbent Republican governor, Rick Scott, and his challenger, former Democratic governor Charlie Crist.
Charlie placed a small electric fan under his podium to cool him off.
The rules of the debate said "there should be no fan." And because there was a fan, Rick refused to come out.
That's what happened. The incumbent finally came out, but minutes later, after leaving the moderators of the debate twisting in the wind, trying to decide what to do.
Very awkward and extremely insane. Check it out.