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Amy Winehouse staged a remarkable comeback in her return to the stage following her earlier trip to the hospital this week, especially after being diagnosed with early stage emphysema.

But you can’t keep this girl down. No… no… no. The British tabloids are reporting that she punched a fan, spat chewing gum into the crowd, and called Kanye West a c***.

Love me some Amy Winehouse. Maybe this is why my lifelong dream is to be one of her backup singers/dancers. Those guys are just as entertaining as she is.

ABC’s 20/20 followed up on their previous report on transgender children, a truly unbiased and fascinating account of a realm of sexuality that is both misunderstood and not talked about. The ladies at “The View” discuss transgender issues, much to the shi-grin of co-host Sherri Shepherd.

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Rolling Stone: Heads up: a thunderbolt is about to rip into the blanket of bland we call summer movies. The Dark Knight, director Christopher Nolan’s absolute stunner of a follow-up to 2005’s Batman Begins, is a potent provocation decked out as a comic-book movie. Feverish action? Check. Dazzling spectacle? Check. Devilish fun? Check. But Nolan is just warming up. There’s something raw and elemental at work in this artfully imagined universe. Striking out from his Batman origin story, Nolan cuts through to a deeper dimension. Huh? Wha? How can a conflicted guy in a bat suit and a villain with a cracked, painted-on clown smile speak to the essentials of the human condition? Just hang on for a shock to the system. The Dark Knight creates a place where good and evil — expected to do battle — decide instead to get it on and dance. “I don’t want to kill you,” Heath Ledger’s psycho Joker tells Christian Bale’s stalwart Batman. “You complete me.” Don’t buy the tease. He means it. CONTINUE READING

This hilarious Madonna spoof aired Wednesday on Comedy Central’s The Colbert Report, as part of Stephen Colbert’s John McCain Green Screen Challenge.

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I just wet myself. Mraz meets Sinatra.

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God bless him. He was one of favorite pundits to see on the teevee. I gotta say, i’m greatly impressed by his son. View the memorial service eulogy of Tim Russert by his son Luke Russert.

LINK TO fishbowlamerica.com

God bless him. He was one of favorite pundits to see on the teevee. I gotta say, i’m greatly impressed by his son. View the memorial service eulogy of Tim Russert by his son Luke Russert.

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This must be the worst interview ever. Deborah Solomon of the New York Times Magazine interviewed Florida Governor Charlie Crist, who’s supposedly being considered for the VP spot on a McCain presidential ticket.

Anyone worth their two cents of political knowledge knows that he’s not and McCain would be completely insane to put a well-groomed, overly-tanned bachelor on the ticket, especially when its widely rumored that Crist is gay. With McCain already having problems with the base of the GOP, it would be political suicide for him to put Charlie Crist on the ticket. Nonetheless, Solomon punts some pretty softball questions to the Charlie, but puts in a nice gay terrorist fist-jab at the end. It’s almost comical.

And now, for your reading pleasure, the lamest attempt at journalism ever:

As the popular governor of Florida and a Republican known for supporting relatively progressive causes, you are often mentioned as a possible running mate for Senator McCain. It’s been said that you could deliver Florida for him in the November election and lend him some overall centrist appeal. It’s very flattering that people would even consider that a notion.

Is it fair to describe you as socially progressive? I think it is fair to describe me as a common-sense Republican.

Which implies that some Republicans lack common sense. That’s possible.

You have supported stem-cell research, unlike most Republicans. I do support that. I think it is common sense to pay attention to what is happening in science. My father is a physician, my sister is a physician and I try to be enlightened on things that might extend and create productive life.

This Wednesday, you’ll be hosting your annual climate-change summit meeting in Miami, and you have already signed an executive order to reduce the state’s greenhouse-gas emissions, which is not a traditional Republican goal. Yes, but it should be, in my view, much in the mold of Teddy Roosevelt. Here’s a guy who founded our national parks system and obviously cared about the environment and preserving it.

But didn’t he shoot elephants and other big animals? Yes, he did that too. Being a hunter and being a conservationist are not mutually exclusive.

One of your first acts as governor was signing a bill requiring paper receipts on electronic voting machines. You know who convinced me of that? Congressman Robert Wexler, the great Democrat of Southeast Florida.

Your predecessor as governor, Jeb Bush, was content to have touch screens with no receipts. My view of it is, my goodness, you go to an A.T.M. machine, you get a receipt. You go to a grocery store, you get a receipt. Why not have a paper record for the most precious thing we do as citizens?

Where were you during the Florida recount of 2000? I was on the ballot in 2000. I ran for education commissioner that year. And won. No recount!

The novelist Carl Hiaasen has publicly asked that you excuse yourself from the vice-presidential sweepstakes, since you have been governor for only 17 months and haven’t accomplished much, in his estimation. I appreciate his counsel.

If you became vice president, he wrote in The Miami Herald, you would be better remembered for your tan than for your leadership. I hear that too. And that’s also very flattering.

I trust you use self-tanning lotion and stay out of the sun. No. It’s the sun. And it’s my heritage. I’m of Greek descent.

What was your family’s original name? Cristodoulos. My father changed it when he was in high school.

Your personal life is not that of a typical Republican candidate. For starters, I hear you’re not a property owner. It is true. I do not own property. I just never found a need for it. Now I have the Governor’s Mansion, and I rent a condo in St. Petersburg.

You were married nearly 30 years ago, but the marriage lasted less than a year. Do you prefer living alone? I got married and divorced because it didn’t work out. I haven’t found the right one since. It’s really that simple.

You can’t find one woman in all of Florida? Maybe I have. Stay tuned.

Do you have any advice for your fellow Republicans in the meantime? Just lead with common sense. Do what you think is right. And treat others well.

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I’ve got the say… I laughed out loud when Crist revealed the only song he can play on the piano…. is Midnight Cowboy. Wow.

CNN: Don’t get Jason Mraz talking about his avocado farm. You’ll never get around to speaking about his music.

Jason Mraz isn’t just a singer and songwriter — he’s also a proud avocado farmer.

When the San Diego singer-songwriter was in Los Angeles promoting his new album, “We Sing. We Dance. We Steal Things,” he couldn’t hide his excitement about his five-acre orchard.

“I do sell my avocados,” he told CNN. “I mean, they don’t have a sticker on them that say that these are from the Mraz Farms, but I moved into an area that all of us are avocado farmers. My trees are 25-30 years old and, two or three times a year, [workers] come through and they pick ’em all. Believe me, our kitchen is just like decked out with them. We’re constantly washing them, we’re eating them and we’re giving them to all our friends.”

Mraz says he makes a great guacamole. But he’s even prouder of his “Chocomole” — a healthy chocolate mousse made with avocados.

He says the creamy texture of the avocados will trick your tastebuds into thinking it’s a traditional dessert.

“You will freak when you try this chocolate mousse. There’s no sugar in it, there’s no soy products in it, there’s no tofu. You’re just eating a raw chocolate mousse,” he said.

All around the world, vegans are salivating. Here’s the recipe — straight from the secret recipe file in Jason’s avocado-shaped noggin.

Mraz’s Chocomole Recipe:

Note: This will make a huge bowl big enough for a family of four. You’ll want to share this with friends.

Mash up 5 ripened avocados

Add 1 – 2 cups of chopped or blended dates

1 soft cup of raw cacao

1 easy cup of raw carob powder

1 tbsp. vanilla

Add a few long pours of agave nectar to sweeten to liking

Then add half cups of cocoa and keep adding until chocolate taste is right. Careful not to overdo it — if you add too much, it can get bitter.

You will love.

Enjoy,
Jason