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Posted at 8:33 AM ET, 03/28/2006

Morning Mix: 'Friends' Reunion Scrapped For Now

By Liz Kelly

Headlines: "Friends" reunion scrapped by one cast member... Keira Knightley celebrates 21st birthday with flapper bash... Clooney, Pitt sign up for "Oceans 13"... Kate Moss reportedly "mentoring" Linsday Lohan through recovery... Elvis manse Graceland becomes national landmark... Scarlett Johansson tops "sexiest women" poll... Mark Wahlberg and girlfriend welcome second child to their funky bunch... New book alleges string of Barbara Streisand affairs... Tom Hanks signs up for "Starbucks" movie... Hannity, Baldwin engage in on-air battle... Village People cop arrested in San Francisco... VH1 Classic will air Nena's 1984 hit "99 Luftballons" for a full hour (Note: Thanks to gracious reader AL who points out that the "99 Luftballons" marathon took place already, on March 26)... Benicio del Toro set to play Che Guevara in new biopic... Jessica Simpson buys screen rights to Jackie Collins novel "Lovers & Players"...

Extremely Bad: The Smoking Gun has obtained a memo from an ABC exec detailing desired qualities in families chosen for "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition." The wish list includes "mom/dad recently diagnosed with ALS" and "muscular dystrophy child." (Via EW's Popwatch)


Fame Tracker: This week, Chris Kattan vs. Emery Boards.

By Liz Kelly  | March 28, 2006; 8:33 AM ET
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Does anybody at the Post actually consider you a "journalist"? Today you state that " VH1 Classic WILL air Nena's 1984 hit "99 Luftballons" for a full hour." Wrong. If you had actually bothered to do any research, you might have found the press release stating "VH1 Classic will air Nena's classic music video for "99 Luftballons," well, not 99 times in a row, but pretty close on Sunday, MARCH 26 from 2:00 to 3:00 PM/ET." How hard is your job that you can't perform the most basic fact-checking?

Posted by: Al | March 28, 2006 10:06 AM | Report abuse

This is a joke, right? What about "Sunday, MARCH 26 from 2:00 to 3:00 PM/ET" doesn't telegraph "hour" to you?

Still, as a public service, here are some other stories also
characterizing the hour-long loop, which will raise $35,000 for Katrina relief, as "an hour":

UPI:
http://www.upi.com/NewsTrack/view.php?StoryID=20060327-075834-9514r

BBC News:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/4842878.stm

Miami Herald: http://www.miami.com/mld/miamiherald/living/people/14184133.htm

Soulshine:
http://www.soulshine.ca/news/newsarticle.php?nid=3235

P.S. I'm a big fan of the song -- German, English and especially the cover by 7 Seconds -- and hope to tune in for at least one go round.

Posted by: Liz | March 28, 2006 10:22 AM | Report abuse

I think his issue was that Sunday, March 26 had already passed by the time this was posted--not that it wasn't going to be a full hour.

Posted by: GOB | March 28, 2006 10:51 AM | Report abuse

At least GOB is smart enough to know how to read. You would think the fact that "WILL" was in all caps might have clued you in. Let's put in in simple terms for your feeble little mind.
The verb form "will" is used to imply that the action will occur in the future. However, what you posted about occurred in the past.
Are you really this stupid?

Posted by: Al | March 28, 2006 10:57 AM | Report abuse

Mea culpa.

The two versions of the story I found online and used to weigh inclusion in this morning's update were both written AFTER March 26 and both reported the event as yet to come.

Posted by: Liz | March 28, 2006 11:03 AM | Report abuse

Of all the things in the world to get one's knickers twisted, why is Al choosing this? My guess: He went to mark his calendar and block out an hour of his time to watch VH1 Classic only to realize that the day had passed. Truly heartbreaking.

Posted by: Tobias | March 28, 2006 11:11 AM | Report abuse

Shocking! -ro2aml88

Posted by: Roy | March 28, 2006 6:32 PM | Report abuse

Can we instead just rejoice and sing praises about Benecio playing Che? Really, people... that's the only thing that matters.

Posted by: deva | March 29, 2006 10:48 AM | Report abuse

There is a portal site about Keira Knightley with related blog postings and web pages if anyone is interested.

Posted by: Bobby | April 27, 2006 8:12 PM | Report abuse

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