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Spelling Out the Best Drunk Pat Sajak Headline

Even though today’s entertainment news cycle has just begun, the pick-up by CNN, People and other outlets of comments made by Pat Sajak during a January 24 interview with Miami Herald reporter Dan Le Batard on ESPN 2 is going to be hard to beat.

Sajak recalled how during the early days of Wheel of Fortune, he and letter-turner Vanna White would repair to Burbank Mexican restaurant Los Arcos during then-longer taping breaks and drink a few too many margaritas. He playfully admitted to being drunk on the air. So far, only a few outlets are going to headline-town:

Wheel of Intoxication with Pat Sajak
[Charlotte, North Carolina's K104.7 FM]

Pat Sajak: Drinking and Driving Behind the Wheel of Fortune
[BusinessInsider.com, since changed]

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John Tesh Still Gliding Along on Stage, Radio

Here are a couple of stats that may shock you: the John Tesh Radio Show is heard on hundreds of radio stations across North America each week, including 95.9 FM in Los Angeles; and together with Tesh.com, this mixture of homegrown music and life advice employs a staff of 300 people.

Ahead of a concert performance Friday in Marion, Ohio, the former Entertainment Tonight golden boy shared some intriguing media observations with Columbus Dispatch reporter Kevin Joy (the source of that astounding employee stat). Tesh finds TMZ hysterical, recalls how PBS mocked his plan to rent the Red Rocks Ampitheatre in 1994, and says Oprah was born to do what she does:

Both worked at Nashville TV stations in the 1970s – Tesh at an NBC affiliate (where Wheel of Fortune mainstay Pat Sajak was the weatherman) and a young Oprah Winfrey at another local station. “Oprah was famous for going to a garden party and ad-libbing,” Tesh said. “She could literally interview people for a half hour about nothing, and it was entertaining. She had her own show before she had her own show.”

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Media Events 5.24.07

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THURSDAY 05.24.07
WHAT: Star Wars Celebration
WHO: An enormous squadron of nerds
WHEN: All weekend
WHERE: L.A. Convention Center
WHY: Because 30 years later the Force is still with us, Darth Vader is still a bad-ass and Carrie Fisher is still a good-lookin’ broad.

FRIDAY 05.25.07
WHAT: Hollywood Walk of Fame event
WHO: Veteran sportscaster Stu Nahan
WHEN: 11:30 a.m.
WHERE: Right here
WHY: Because Tom Sherak, Pat Sajak and Luc Robitaille are going to be there, too.

SATURDAY 05.26.07
WHAT: Topanga Days Country Fair and Music Festival
WHO: Chevy Metal, Veruca Salt, Young Dubliners, etc.
WHEN: The three-day event kicks off at 11 a.m.
WHERE: Just follow the VW bus
WHY: It’s on your way to the beach, so you might as well stop by.

SUNDAY 05.27.07
WHAT: Tongue & Groove reading and music
WHO: Janet Fitch and Jimmy Camp
WHEN: 6:00-7:30 pm
WHERE: The Hotel Cafe
WHY: Preserve that rock-star pallor by staying indoors and then go out.