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Canseco Cancels on King: ‘I Can’t Emotionally do It’

Canseco_1.16.jpgJose Canseco canceled his “Larry King Live” interview last night because he was “having a breakdown.”

At the start of the show King announced, “Before we begin all the breaking news, a little bit of breaking news of our own. About 35 minutes before air time, we received word from Jose Canseco, the former baseball star, saying, quote, ‘I am having a breakdown. I can’t emotionally do it’ — meaning this program. ‘I am emotionally drained. I am tired of defending myself.’”

“We’re sorry to hear that, Jose,” said King, “And if you want to get a rain check, you’re welcome here tomorrow night, as well.”

Canseco was booked to talk about the Mark Mcgwire admission.

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Pat’s Tat and Morning Drinking

geist_2-13.jpgBrian Parks of the Village Voice interviews Morning Joe’s Willie Geist, who gives some behind-the-scenes secrets of the MSNBC morning show.

“People assume there’s some FCC rule that says you can’t drink alcohol on television,” he says when asked if “more alcohol consumed on your show” than other morning programs. “Nonsense. No such rule exists. Actually we haven’t checked the rules, but there probably isn’t one, right?”

He jokes that regular contributor Pat Buchanan “has a ‘Thug Life’ tattoo across his stomach,” in honor of Tupac Shakur. But he also reveals something real that people would be surprised to know about the conservative commentator. “If you talk in private to Upper West Side lefties who pray five times a day in the direction of Barack Obama‘s birthplace of Honolulu, they’ll confess that they’ve come to love Pat Buchanan. They hate themselves for it, but they love Pat,” he said.

Click continued for Geist’s story of meeting Jose Canseco in a nightclub a couple years ago (he compared himself to the steroid-slugger)…

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