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Brad's afternoon edition.
* There are "shocking allegations" that the Department of Justice seized Fox News phone records. An excited IRS said, "Did you find anything?"
* The Dept. of Justice may have seized Fox News phone records. This was reported on CNN during their "Happy News" segment.
* In the Michael Jackson wrongful death case in Los Angeles, lawyers for AEG are being roundly criticized for giving candy to the bailiff to be handed out to the jury. C'mon, does anyone really think California jurors are so shallow they could be influenced by some free Milk Duds - on second thought, this was uncalled for.
* "Dancing with the Stars" crowned Kellie Pickler champion. There is so little talent on reality competition programs that apparently now shows have to recycle contestants from other shows.
* Cher just celebrated a birthday. We'll know which one after the carbon dating is completed.
* The Los Angeles Clippers fired coach Vinny Del Negro after three years. Last time a guy lasted three years with the Clippers, they built a statue of him.
* The Clippers reportedly fired Del Negro due to tepid support from players who found his offense bland. The handwriting was on the wall when the team broke a key playoff timeout huddle by shouting “Meh.”
* NFL free agent wide receiver Titus Young was arrested twice in 15 hours and three times in a week. With what’s going on in sports lately, he’s still expected to be a finalist for the Sportsmanship Trophy.
* Big Ten football is going to a nine-game conference schedule. Oh, no -- this is going to lead to fewer opportunities for college football patsies.
* Oklahoma’s Bob Stoops said the SEC is over-hyped by the media. To try and tone it down, ESPN has promised to stop referring to Nick Saban as “His Holiness.”
* According to a Sports Illustrated report, athletes wield too much power at Penn State. A backup right tackle said he’d had no comment until he’s done raising tuition.
* New York Rangers coach John Tortella cursed live on NBC. It’s OK; viewers said they were less offended by this than by the average NBC show.
* A fan attending the NHL playoffs has been dressing like Jesse "The Body" Ventura. Hey fan, 1997 called - it wants its gimmick back.
* A Canadian woman set a new land speed record by traveling 46 mph on a motorized toilet. And this got higher TV ratings in the U.S. than professional soccer.
* If there’s any way we can get the motorized toilet into next year’s Daytona 500, I may be able to sit through the entire thing.