Thursday, July 14, 2005

What We Need to Know Today

Supreme Court Watch
USA TODAY/CNN/Gallup Poll, showed overwhelming support for putting another woman on the court. Three of four favored appointing a woman to replace Sandra Day O'Connor, the first woman to serve on the high court. Poll

This just goes to show how close politics and pop culture are- From Army Archerd's column in Variety: "I asked Renny Harlin his opinion of Fred Thompson, actor and former Tennessee senator, President Bush's choice to cue his Supreme Court nominee. Harlin had cast Thompson in the role of the head of air traffic control in his "Die Hard 2." "I guess he could play that role," Harlin said. "He is very authoritative -- and also has a great sense of humor. And his acting skills must have also helped him in politics."

Judge Joan Humphrey Lefkow returned to the bench less than six months after the murder of her husband and mother by a former litigant whose case she dismissed. Lefkow

Chrstine Brennan comments on the International Olympic Committee's shortsighted decision to cut softball and baseball from the 2012 games. Brennan

Martha is back. She just got a 2 million deal to write a how-to book on business.

Lifetime has bought rights to Sue Monk Kidd's bestselling book "The Mermaid Chair," the follow-up to her debut novel "The Secret Life of Bees."

Desperate Housewives continued its roll by snagging 15 Emmy nominations. Marcia Cross,
Teri Hatcher and Felicity Huffman took three of the five nominations for best actress in a comedy series. The other two nominees are: Patricia Heaton from Everybody Loves Raymond and Jane Kaczmarek from Malcolm In The Middle.

Lead Actress in a Drama Series nominees include: Jennifer Garner in Alias; Mariska Hargitay
in Law & Order: Special Victims Unit; Patricia Arquette in Medium; Glenn Close
in The Shield and Frances Conroy in Six Feet Under.

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