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Seven Tiger Blood Drinkers Not Named Charlie Sheen

Posted by Dennis Velasco Categories: Comedy, Prime Time, CBS, Editorial, Internet,

Charlie Sheen isn't the only one who drinks tiger bloodCharlie Sheen is still in the news and while his appeal has died down a bit, there's no denying that he's still a force to be reckoned with... watch CBS execs! With terms such as, "winning" and "tiger blood," Sheen has become a permanent part of pop culture, especially in regards to his influence on Twitter where he owns the Guiness record for fastest user to one million followers at 25 hours and 17 minutes. It had to be the tiger blood. So, this begs the question, who else "won" by imbibing the life liquid of tall striped felines? Below, you will find the answer as well as the backstory.

1) 2004 Boston Red Sox

In the 2004 American League Championship Series, the Red Sox were down three games to none to the New York Yankees, facing elimination from the postseason with every game thereafter in the series. After Game Three, the players went to the Cheers bar and asked Sam Malone to hook them up with something good and that "something good" was tiger blood. The Red Sox went on to win four straight games in that series against the hated Yankees, as well as sweeping the St. Louis Cardinals four games to none in the World Series. Eight straight victories. An 86-year-old curse shattered. Tiger blood > tequila.

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Paul Rudd Energizes Saturday Night Live

Host Paul Rudd was enthusiastic and energetic on Saturday night -- but it’s pretty hard to be down when the immediate prospect of working with looms on the horizon.

In what will certainly be dubbed as the “Paul-Paul episode,” Rudd was funny and perfectly on point from the word go. Just listen to his hilarious monologue (featuring a surprise musical guest star) in the clip above.

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Robert De Niro, Jeff Bridges and Paul McCartney Headed to SNL

Last month, Oscar nominee Anne Hathaway fronted one of the most successful Saturday Night Live broadcasts of the season. Will Oscar winners Robert De Niro and and Jeff Bridges be able to keep top that?

During the month of December, we will see some of Hollywood's biggest A-listers take over that NBC stage. Little Focker's De Niro -- who'll be making his third visit to the program -- will kick it all off this weekend with help from musical guest .

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American Idol 9: Top 9 Perform


began this week’s performance round on American Idol 9 from the control center, a room filled with monitors and techs. It’s here that camera angles are called out, cast members are queued - truly, it’s the hub of the entire show.

Songs from the Lennon/McCartney songbook were the feature of the week (which is almost every single tune The Beatles ever recorded, minus a few little ditties like Harrison’s “While My Guitar Gently Weeps” and Ringo Starr’s “Octopus’s Garden“). Sir Paul McCartney didn’t have enough time to mentor the Top 9, but he did offer a pre-recorded video message for the contenders.

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This Week on TV (4/5-4/11)


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MONDAY (4/5)
  • Life Unexpected (CW, 8pm):  “Cate, Lux and Baze go on a road trip to track down Cate’s long-absent father ().” When they realized he was the guy with the mullet, they kept on driving.
  • Rules of Engagement (CBS, 8:30pm):  “Audrey tries to give her unattractive friend confidence by lying to her and telling her she’s on Jeff’s list of women he would sleep with if Audrey wasn’t around.” By lying about it, she ironically gave Jeff permission to possibly one day do it.
  • Runaway Squad (A&E, 10pm):  Series premiere. “In the opener of a series following a team that searches for runaways and reunites them with their families, a Long Island teen is sought.” He was eventually tracked down after becoming a mayor on Foursquare.

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The Beatles and iTunes - Forever Separate?

iTunesThe legal issues (which boiled down to a trademark dispute) between Apple, Inc. (the computer company) and Apple Corps. (the recording label which supports The Beatles) was solved way back in February of 2007. A year has gone by, and recent rumors suggested that Beatles tunes would at long last be in the iTunes catalogue.

Apple, Inc., however, has called these rumors “unsubstantiated speculation” while Apple Corps is issuing a “no comment” approach. The deal has been in the works for months, with Paul McCartney saying he expected Beatles tunes to become available through Apple, Inc. sometime in early 2008. Well…we’re waiting. What’s the deal here, Apples?

Both sides could be holding out until just the right moment to make the announcement, releasing the tunes when it seems most opportune. Perhaps…during a live broadcast of TV’s most popular show? If you want to know the fate of Beatles tracks on iTunes, might be the series to watch for breaking musical news.

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The Beatles: Across the iUniverse

The Beatles on The Ed Sullivan ShowThe first invasion of America by the British created a nation. The second British invasion? That created four icons who will never fade from memory or music: . Though the Fab Four were Liverpool-born, their music has literally been played across the universe. One place it’s never been played is iTunes, but at last that’s all about to change.

Apple (the company behind the iMac) and Apple (the record label associated with The Beatles) have finally come to a deal. For a cool $400 million Apple (computers) purchased the rights to feature the tunes. The money will be split between the estates of the group members themselves, the Apple recording label, and (who owns the publishing rights to many Beatles tracks).

Let’s start to pull this together. recently inked a deal with iTunes to display contestant songs. The show then magically managed to get the rights to sing the Lennon-McCartney song book for the first time in seven years, and iTunes suddenly has permission to include Beatles tunes in their listings. What wonders cross-promotion can create.

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