Tuesday, May 5, 2009
A hot lap in racing typically refers to the speed of the car, unless it's being driven by the "Leading Lady of Racing" Danica Patrick, in which case the phrase takes on an entirely new meaning. You know what we're talking about if you've seen her in Sports Illustrated Swimsuit or in some of the steamier GoDaddy Commercials. Though she first rose to prominence in the IndyCar series, Danica now drives full time in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. During her time in IndyCar, she four poles, became the first woman ever to lead the Indy 500, and the first woman to take the checkered flag in a major racing series. She then followed all that up when in her first year in the Sprint Cup Series, Danica earned the Pole for the Daytona 500. Follow Danica on twitter.
J. J. Abrams
Where No Director Has Gone Before
Over the past few years, writer director and producer J.J. Abrams has taken audiences to mysterious islands (LOST), into the world of espionage (Alias), and showed us what it would be like to be in the middle New York City while it's being destroyed by a monster (Cloverfield), but now he's going where no director has dared go before, to the beginnings of Star Trek. With his newest feature film, Abrams is hoping to once again take sci-fi subject matter and turn it into a pop-culture phenomenon. In the new Star Trek, Abrams is rebooting the nearly 40-year old franchise by exploring the first years of Kirk, Spock and the rest of the USS Enterprise crew. Star Trek opens this Friday in theaters everywhere
When your father is not only a comedian but is also the owner of the world famous comedy club, The Comedy Store, there is a pretty good chance you're preordained for a life in the entertainment industry. For Pauly Shore that opportunity came in the early 90’s when he exploded onto the scene with a popular standup comedy act, a show on MTV, and starring roles in multiple blockbuster movies. To put it simply, Pauly Shore was everywhere. Then came the late 90’s, a period in which he was dubbed “The Dethroned King of dumb-ass comedy.” But this would not be the end of Mr. Shore. Instead, he fought back with the mockumentary Pauly Shore is Dead, and reinvented himself for a return to standup comedy. Speaking of comedy, check out his new special, "Pauly-tics" (watch the trailer). You can follow Pauly on twitter.
It's time for another exciting episode of the best joke filled, news feature hosted by a stand-up comedian named Bob Zany, The Zany Report. But the Report isn't the only thing you'll get when Bob calls in, we'll also find out where he's playing next, Bing Crosby will tell a joke, and some lucky fan will win prizes after fixing one Zany's less than successful punch lines. So you'd better tune it because it's going to be huge! In other news, Bob was recently featured in the Matt Damon film, The Informant! and is the star of the new documentary Close But No Cigar: Bob Zany which you can find here and pre-order the 2-DVD set here. Follow Bob on Facebook and twitter. Bob also has a new Podcast, "The Bob Zany Show" with Zan Aufdeerheide.