** Let me get this straight: The Minnesota Twins can beat Roy Halladay but suck up the joint against some no-name dude called Brett Cecil? Huh?
** The 7 Greatest, Most Spastic Carlton Dances from Fresh Prince of Bel Air.
** The outrage over his column about Jaycee Dugard has prompted Mark Whicker of the Orange County Register to respond to the backlash. Haven’t read the piece? Check it out right here. The column even drew the ire of MSNBC’s Keith Olbermann, who blasted Whicker on Wednesday night.
** Proof that Lorne Michaels is losing his mind, SNL fired two female cast members this week, Casey Wilson and Michaela Watkins. But now it’s rumored that there’s more to the Wilson saga….
** Speaking of SNL, the new season premieres Sept. 26 with host Megan Fox and musical guest U2.
** A thorough review of Jay Leno’s new NBC show, which premieres Monday. Spoiler alert: A lot like the old Tonight Show.
** The Hartford Courant hired a freelance writer to blog about the University of Connecticut women’s basketball team. The writer’s name? Alysa Auriemma. Name sound familiar? Her father, Geno, is the coach of said basketball team. Wow, ever heard of a conflict of interest?
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TGIF Recommended Tune Video
In honor of today’s eight-year anniversary of 9-11, here is David Letterman’s first Late Show after the tragedy, on Sept. 17, 2001. I still remember watching this and getting chills.