1:30 PM During the opening ceremonies of the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow on Wednesday, officials had trouble opening the Queen's Baton to release the scroll Queen Elizabeth II would read to officially announce the start of the games.
Law & Order reruns will suffice (for me, anyway) if nothing else is on. So to say that I’m open minded to new shows would be an understatement. However, as for The Closer and Saving Grace - well, TNT beat their ads into my skull too much to even give them a chance.
Unless … what’s that you say, talking box? A gun-slinging version of Barry Switzer might show up as Holly Hunter’s gun-slinging sidekick to save the show from certain cancellation?!?
Submitted for your approval: mild-mannered basketball talking person Charles Barkley must get through the intro for a segment on TNT’s basketball coverage. Meanwhile, the impish Ernie Johnson tests the theory that Barkley read anything you put on that screen. Let’s look at the final result, found via FOUL BALLS:
Aw man, that’s some good levity. Although it seems that newscasters are finally warming up to that quaint little movie called “Anchorman” lately. Could be just me, but I’ve seen a lot of Ron Burgundy references on the airwaves lately. Read more…
Allen Iverson doesn’t know why Charles Barkley doesn’t like him, since A.I. says he likes Chuck.
USA TODAY chats with the Nuggets star about one of his biggest critics, and he ain’t talkin’ about practice. Barkley has said in the past how he “can’t stand” Iverson, yet Allen says the feeling’s not mutual:
“I honestly love Charles. He’s the only reason I watch ‘Inside the NBA’. He’s entertaining and funny. I love him to death, as far as what he does.”
After a recent 51-point game against the Lakers, Iverson was labeled by Sir Charles as “one-dimensional”. But A.I. believes that some of Barkley’s bile may be a case of sour grapes: