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Jay-Z goes after ticket scalpers; Kate Gosselin nude? No

"...as human beings we are capable of making sense of situations based on the thinnest slice of experience."

Malcolm Gladwell, author of Blink and The Tipping Point.



JERK ALERT: If you want to lose faith in your fellow humans, read on. Jay-Z comes up with a great idea: hold a reasonably priced benefit concert for the family members of 9/11 victims. Cool. So he puts the tickets on sale and scalpers scoop them up and then resell them at a huge markup, which is deplorable. (RL)

WE COULDN'T RESIST: We know that we've declared a ban on Jon and Kate Gosselin because, well, because we just don't like them. They sold out their family and their kids to appear on reality TV and that's a bad thing. But this is irresistible: Hugh Hefner apparently offered Kate the opportunity to pose nude in Playboy. Thank goodness she said no. (RL)


ALL WE NEED IS...: The Beatles are back together, sort of, starting Wednesday when their version of the Rock Band video game comes out. Should be interesting. Next up: the Fabs get their entire musical catalog spruced up with a major remixing. (RL)

SLEAZE FACTOR: Melrose Place is back and sleazier than ever and some folks like that. (RL)

Rod Lockwood


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