The Who2 Blog May 2008

McClellan on Countdown

The Baltimore Sun has the complete (and lengthy) transcript of Scott McClellan's interview with Keith Olbermann on the MSNBC show Countdown last night.

Harvey Korman, 1927-2008

Rough week for stars of the 1960s. First it was Dick Martin and Sydney Pollack; now Harvey Korman has died at age 81.

The LA Times, quoting Korman's daughter, says the actor died of "complications from an abdominal aortic aneurysm that ruptured four months ago."

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Obituary First Lines: Dick Martin

TV comedy star Dick Martin has died at age 83. Here's how some major news outlets are summing up his life.

"Dick Martin, co-host of 'Rowan and Martin's Laugh-In,' which popularized the phrase, 'Sock it to me'..." -Bloomberg News

"Dick Martin, the zany half of the comedy team whose 'Rowan and Martin's Laugh-In' took television by storm in the 1960s..." -The Associated Press

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Sydney Pollack Dies of Cancer

Whoa! Film director Sydney Pollack has died of cancer. He was a very young 73.

Pollack won Oscars for directing and producing Out of Africa in 1985. And he made the comedy hit Tootsie (with Dustin Hoffman dressed as a woman) in 1982.

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The Naked Cowboy

The Naked Cowboy is in Ohio this weekend, appearing at the Taste of Cincinnati festival.

He seems to be a complex figure. We can report from personal observation that the Cowboy has tattoos on each shoulder: Jesus on the left and Satan on the right.

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