Saturday, May 30, 2009

Saturday morning coffee

- OK, can we just move on? This "Jon and Kate" stuff is dominating too much space in the pop culture media.

- As the season progresses, it will be interesting to track attendance at Kaufmann Stadium in Kansas City for when Zack Greinke pitches versus when he doesn't. The Royals are currently 23-25 overall with eight of those wins coming with Greinke on the mound. Take away his record and the Royals are 14-24 without him.

- Here's another "celeb" who could go away and we wouldn't miss her. Paris Hilton was kicked off a yacht at the Cannes Film Festival (does she have a new movie?) for some, ahem, "lewd behavior" while attending a party on the boat. Another guest discovered Paris and her current boyfriend in an amorous situation in the bathroom.

- Aging rockers are still in demand if those on tour this summer are any indication. David Crosby (67), Stephen Stills (64) and Graham Nash (67) are touring as are the Doobie Brothers (Patrick Simmons, co-founder of the band, is 60), Loggins and Messina (both are 61), the Rolling Stones (Mick Jagger is 66) and Joe Cocker (64.)

- Jay Leno's last show last night was touching, well-done and an appropriate send-off to the guy who has hosted The Tonight Show for the past 17 years. Conan O'Brien's appearance was a nice-hand-off between the two and James Taylor performed a great rendition of "Sweet Baby James" after Leno explained the significance of the song when he left Boston, headed for Los Angeles. If you didn't see it, check it out on Hulu or

- Readers, if you have not done so, check out Season One (and beyond) of Friday Night Lights. It's a nice diversion from summertime TV programming and is truly one of the best (if not the best) shows on television.

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