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Doncha wish your writer was snark like me?
Paul Brownfield, of all people, takes a look at ANTM and the Pussycat Dolls. As this is the 8th season of Top Model, you’d think he’d figured out how it works.

Smokin’ in the boy’s room.
Teens who watch R-rated movies and/or have tvs in their bedrooms are more likely to smoke. Because they’re less likely to have a parental unit paying attention to what they do? Nope–they’re influenced by those smokin’ movie stars.

Joel Stein hates babies.
Joel Stein doesn’t want to see those emailed baby pictures. He’s really scraping the bottom of the “who can I offend next” barrel. He’s not one of the redacted columnists, in case you were wondering.

That’s baseball!
It’s he-said, he-said over at the Dodgers. Outfielder J.D. Drew says he left the team because he needed job security, and the team says that he never asked for a complete no-trade cause. So, he went to Boston, where he got an extra 2 years on his contract–and an extra $37 mil. But it’s not about money.

Latino Power!
La Cucaracha is back in the paper. And even better, Heathcliff is gone.

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