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He wants credit for that!??!?

MOPPING UP

A Chicago janitor is suing Eddie Murphy and the producers of the now-defunct animated series The PJs, claiming they stole a character from his own amateur documentary. He’s seeking more than $10 million in damages.

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The master returns to his medium

HE’S BACK

Talk-show veteran Phil Donahue has signed on with MSNBC for his own prime-time show. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. His show is expected to debut sometime this summer and challenge Fox News’ O’Reilly Factor and CNN’s forthcoming Connie Chung show.

Welcome back, Phil!

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When hot sexy women become moms

BABY ON BOARD

Brooke Burke, host of “Wild On”, and her husband, Garth Fisher, welcomed their second daughter Tuesday in Los Angeles. Sierra Sky Fisher weighed in at 5 pounds, 15 ounces and measured 19 1/2 inches.

So next time you are watching “Wild On” try not to think of Brooke as a mom! Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha!!!

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This I will buy! This I WILL read!

MICHAEL J. FOX TELLS HIS STORY IN A NEW BOOK

Canadian star Michael J. Fox shocked the world a few years ago when he announced that he had Parkinsonís disease. His stories from before that announcement, after it and much more are included in “Lucky Man: A Memoir.”

This is a funny, highly personal, gorgeously written account of what itís like to be a 30-year-old man who is told he has an 80-year-oldís disease.

“Life is great. Sometimes, though, you just have to put up with a little more crap.” –Michael J. Fox

In September 1998, Michael J. Fox stunned the world by announcing he had been diagnosed with Parkinsonís disease — a degenerative neurological condition. In fact, he had been secretly fighting it for seven years. The worldwide response was staggering. Fortunately, he had accepted the diagnosis and by the time the public started grieving for him, he had stopped grieving for himself. Now, with the same passion, humor, and energy that Fox has invested in his dozens of performances over the last 18 years, he tells the story of his life, his career, and his campaign to find a cure for Parkinsonís.

Combining his trademark ironic sensibility and keen sense of the absurd, he recounts his life — from his childhood in a small town in western Canada to his meteoric rise in film and television which made him a worldwide celebrity. Most importantly however, he writes of the last 10 years, during which — with the unswerving support of his wife, family, and friends — he has dealt with his illness. He talks about what Parkinsonís has given him: the chance to appreciate a wonderful life and career, and the opportunity to help search for a cure and spread public awareness of the disease. He is a very lucky man, indeed.

Michael J. Fox is donating the profits from his book to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinsonís Research, which is dedicated to fast-forwarding the cure for Parkinsonís disease. The Foundation will move aggressively to identify the most promising research and raise the funds to assure that a cure is found for the millions of people living with this disorder. The Foundationís web site, MichaelJFox.org, carries the latest pertinent information about Parkinsonís disease, including:

–A detailed description of Parkinsonís disease
–How you can help find the cure
–Public Services Announcements that are aired on network and cable television stations across the country to increase awareness
–Upcoming related Parkinsonís disease events and meetings
–Updates on recent research and developments

Enjoy the book!

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I will buy this book! I might even read it!

NYC fire chaplain focus of biography

The Rev. Mychal Judge, the New York City Fire Department chaplain killed in the Sept. 11 attacks, will be the subject of a biography coming out next fall from the Paulist Press, a nonprofit religious publisher.

“Father Mychal Judge: An Authentic American Hero” is being written by BBC religion reporter Michael Ford, whose work the 68-year-old chaplain admired.

“I believe this priest’s remarkable story will bring hope to many, inspiring them to care compassionately for others, especially those on the margins,” Ford said in a statement Tuesday. He is the author of “Wounded Prophet,” a biography of the spiritual writer Henri Nouwen that Judge reportedly read and to which he related deeply.

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Mmmmmmm….Denise Richards!

‘Starship Troopers’ DVD loaded with extras

The “gung-ho bugs vs. us” sci-fi epic “Starship Troopers” will be marching to DVD for a loaded special edition.

Columbia Tristar announced that the 1997 film, which was directed by Paul Verhoeven (“Robocop,” “Basic Instinct”) and starred Denise Richards and Casper Van Dien, will arrived on a double-disc DVD set on May 28.

The first disc will contain the original film with commentary by Verhoeven, screenwriter Ed Neumeier, and cast members, plus an isolated, optional soundtrack mix.

The second disc includes “Death From Above,” an in-depth documentary on the making of the film, seven featurettes explaining the film’s special effects, scene deconstructions with commentary by Verhoeven, seven minutes’ worth of deleted scenes, and screen tests.

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Canadians love Andy Richter!

“Andy Richter now has a Canadian Top Ten show.

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Gimme an “R”,…

Sum 41 covers Helix on soundtrack

The soundtrack to the Canadian indie film “FUBAR” will feature Sum 41 and a host of Canadian acts covering early Canadian gold.

Organizers of the “FUBAR” album told JAM! Music that Sum 41 will cover Helix’s “Rock You” on the soundtrack, which is due during the third week of May.

Treble Charger is expected to contribute a rendition of April Wine’s “Roller,” while Vancouver’s New Pornographers offer up their take on “Your Daddy Don’t Know” by the band Toronto.

Chixdiggit will have a go at Loverboy’s “The Kid Is Hot Tonight,” No Means No takes on Neil Young’s “Hey Hey, My My,” Gob has a kick at Kick Axe’s “Heavy Metal Shuffle,” Grimskunk remakes Trooper’s party anthem “Raise A Little Hell”, and English Teeth gas up Bachman Turner Overdrive’s “Four Wheel Drive.”

“FUBAR” was shot in Calgary and has been described as a largely improvised 78-minute tribute to metal music and its devotees. Writer-producers Paul Spence and Dave Lawrence and director Michael Dowse showed the film at the Sundance Film Festival in January.

The film is scheduled for full theatrical release this spring.

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Will there be a dancing Hampster? (That’s an inside joke)

“Survivor” producer Mark Burnett is eyeing a Kung Fu reality show.

Paging Mr. Miyagi…

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No not “The Grannys”

The Grammys are returning to New York!

Yeah, I’ve got your Grammy right here!