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Father’s Day is quickly approaching and if your Pop enjoys giant hoagies, listening to jazz music, saying “just the right thing” and coordinating elaborate anniversary gifts then do I have an idea for you.

Bill Cosby and his wife found some of his old sweaters and his daughter is selling them on eBay to benefit the Hello Friend/Ennis Cosby Foundation, an education non-profit.

The auction takes place from June 2-12 and the the opening bid is only $5,000. Dad would love it and if nothing else you’re doing it for the kids.

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It’s LOST Finale Night


I won’t try to guess what’s going to happen on tonight’s 2-hour finale. The rest of the blogosphere, however, is a-buzz with conspiracy theories. Like the helpful sales associate at Target who tells you you can find that lotion at Wal-Mart, I’ve decided to send you somewhere else for all things Oceanic 6.

Three Important Questions Prior To Tonight’s Lost Season Finale – TV Addict

Who’s In The Coffin And Other Thoughts About Tonight’s Season Finale of Lost – Televisionary

Hurley’s Words And Other Lost Goodies – Pop Candy

Lost: Internet Obsessives Have One Last Chance To Speculate – Vulture

It’s Lost Finale Crazy Prediction Time – Best Week Ever

If these spots aren’t satiating your fix, bookmark TVaddict.com and follow along with his live-blog tonight.

PS: I hope Jin doesn’t die.

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As of tomorrow, David Cook will own 11 spots on the Billboard Hot 100. He is the first artist ever (at least in the Nielsen Soundscan era) to debut 11 songs in the same week.

Pros:

  • Archuleta doesn’t have 11 songs on the Top 100.
  • After a rocky season, American Idol proves it can still pack a punch.
  • Cook seems like a nice guy, he’s a fun performer.

Cons:

  • We’ve got 100 spots to take the current pulse of popular music. David Cook owns 11 of them.

Even Idol fans might admit that’s overkill…actually they probably wouldn’t.

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The good people over at Vulture talked to red-blooded American dudes about things they’d honestly rather do or experience as opposed to seeing the Sex And The City movie.

The list includes things as benign as eating someone’s booger and as ridiculous as getting attacked by one of Michael Vick’s dogs. Who says men aren’t over-dramatic?

Check out the very funny post for yourself.

You know what probably scares the boys off? Shit like this.

Despite (or is it because of?) all of the hype surrounding SATC, I plan on checking out the flick. I wasn’t a huge fan of the show while it was on but I’ve grown to appreciate it in syndication and I’m curious to see if Carrie and Big end up together. My secret hope? Aidan swoops in and steals her away at the last minute.

A girl can dream right?

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If you can whistle the theme to The Andy Griffith Show or bop along to jazzy swing of the Dick Van Dyke theme then you have Earle Hagen to thank. Hagen was one of the most prolific composers for TV themes and scores in 1960s and 70s. He passed away yesterday at 88.

About his prolific career and love for composing, Hagen said, ” I was addicted to the ultimate narcosis in music, which is the rush you get when you give a downbeat and wonderful players breathe life into the notes you have put on paper.”

Sweeter words were never spoken. Here’s to you in Mr. Hagen.

And a one, and a two:

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I’ve come across some amazing links the past few days. Who would I be if I didn’t share these nuggets with the edubTV public? A jerk that’s who.

  • Thank you PEOPLE Magazine.com for making this bad-ass Gossip Girl vs. Golden Girls quiz. Do I feel like an idiot for getting half of them wrong? Perhaps. But who knew Blanche never flashed a bartender to get free drinks? I bet I could find that in a deleted scene or two.
  • NERD ALERT: Someone took the time to put every LOST flash-forward in chronological order. I watch this show every week and I cannot wait until it makes sense.
  • Like a compass pointing towards magnetic north I was pulled towards YouTube today and my fingers crisscrossed the keys as if guided by the hand of a higher power. Where did I land? Pepper Ann. I used to love this oft-forgotten Saturday morning ABC cartoon and today I realized just how similar I was to this mop-topped, spectacled awkward teen…still. I might make the theme song my ringtone. Too much?

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There…I said it.

I caught the first hour of American Gladiators tonight and it was pretty fun. Don’t confuse fun with amazing television, but it was a new way to spend the hour nonetheless.

I’ve made fun of the show in past but you have to commend the producers for doing their best to keep the format fresh. They introduce a new game every week and there are some new gladiators as well.

Speaking of, last year’s winner Evan is now a full-time gladiator and he plays the part well. Here is Evan, now known as Rocket, taking on a grocery store owner named Toby in Vertigo.

The commentary is awful and the competitors get pretty grating but for summer TV, American Gladiators does not disappoint.

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