Oprah Winfrey and Paul Rudd.
PLUS: A Pope Francis Sermon; Problems with the TSA; Test Tube Meat; and a Top Ten List.
" . . . . and now, with his Dynamic Tension workout plan . . . . . . . David Letterman!"
- "The new Smurf movie opens tomorrow. They're cute little elves that live together in harmony. The Pope said, 'Who am I to judge them?'"
- "Lindsay Lohan is out of rehab. This was her sixth stint in rehab. You know what that means . . . . the next one's free."
- "Anthony Weiner asked if he is still sexting, and he said, 'I'm no, but why don't you check with Carlos Danger?'"
Earlier this week, Pope Francis made some interesting comments concerning homosexuals in which he said, "Who am I to judge?" The Pope's remarks received quite a bit of attention and judging by today's mass, it appears he has no intention of staying quiet on the issue. We take a look.
We find Pope Francis conducting mass. He goes off script as he does some Jackie Mason comedy about homosexuals. It was well received.
Did you hear about this? Scientists have created meat in a test tube. It's a fascinating story. We take a look.
ANNOUNCE: "A scientist in Holland has created meat grown in a laboratory. This 'test tube meat' is said to be gray in color with a slippery texture, similar to squid or scallop. Not sure what the big deal is. (cut to a shot of a box of Steak Ums.) We've been doing this for years. Steak Ums."
ANNOUNCE 2: "Available at Pathmark!"
TOP TEN THINGS OVERHEARD AT THE NAKED BODY PAINTING ON BROADWAY - A local artist paints the bodies of nude models in public places around New York City. Yesterday, he held the event at the corner of 53rd and Broadway, right outside the theater. I went outside to take a gander. Why is it always the bodies you don't want to see nude the ones that are always nude?
THINGS OVERHEARD AT THE NAKED BODY PAINTING ON BROADWAY
10. "Hey, no fingerpainting."
6. "You've got my vote, Mr. Weiner."
4. "Bloomberg wants to ban large sodas, but this is okay?"
2. "Are you hailing a cab or just glad to see me?"
Oprah enters to the instrumental of "It Ain't Oprah, 'Til It's Oprah." I forwarded the lyrics to Paul earlier in the day just in case. I wasn't saying for him to sing it, I wasn't saying for him not to. It was there just in case. He may not have even needed it. I don't know. But it was there.
Oprah recently went on a safari with forever friend Stedman in the Serengeti. Dave wants to know about the elephant that charged Oprah. Oprah calms Dave down a bit. The elephant didn't actually charge her, but did approach the jeep she was in. She was able to keep brave enough to shoot footage of it on her phone. Most would have dropped it and hid. Oprah didn't. Not this time, at least. When it happened again later in the trip, she dropped the camera and hid. I wasn't expecting much from the footage but was surprised at how close the elephant got to the jeep. Thanks to the quick thinking of the guide that Oprah survived. With his two bare hands he was able to scare the elephant away . . . . by clapping.
Oprah is in the highly anticipated film, Lee Daniels' The Butler. Do we really have to call it "Lee Daniels' The Butler"? Who is this Lee Daniels? Oprah explains that there was a silent film from 1906 or 1913 or something like that called "The Butler." The owners of "The Butler" were afraid people would mistake Lee Daniels film "The Butler" with their silent "The Butler." Oprah thinks other stuff was involved but it was decided that this film would be officially titled, "Lee Daniels' The Butler." Dave saw the film and says, "It was really something." Dave laughs because he knows the talk show code and knows Oprah knows the talk show code. The two see many many films each year and they have to pretend they like all of them. They describe the stinkers as being "really really something." He explains to Oprah that he is just kidding and he really did enjoy the film. What Dave particularly enjoyed was that it will remind us of a lot of things in American history that we need to be reminded of. The lead character, the butler played by Forest Whitaker, shows the soul of the country by baring his own soul. The film was described by Dave and Oprah as entertaining, informational, educations, inspirational, interesting, a love story, and a drama. And it's a talkie!
At one point Dave asks, "Is there footage of you in your bra and panties?" Sorry, but you'll have to watch the movie to find out.
Dave is curious about Oprah's mediation. She does it two times a day and she finds it brings her clarity. She's introduced it to her whole company. It helps unite and bring focus to the staff. Dave says he meditates as well. For him, it energizes. What his meditator guy Bob says about meditating is it's like going into a lake. You don't know how deep you'll get but you'll at least get wet. Oprah agrees, and says you need to exercise your meditating muscle. It takes time to learn how to reach your peaceful goal. Dave peppers Oprah to find out her mantra. She's not willing to say. Finally, she agrees to tell Dave and she whispers it into his ear. Dave exclaims, "That's mine!" Wouldn't that be something if everyone has the same mantra? You can't give yourself a mantra because whatever you give yourself will have some kind of meaning. You need a word or a sound that has no meaning so to free your mind of everything.
Oprah's Leadership Academy for Girls outside Johannesburg is thriving. Every girl who has attended the Academy has gone on to college. It has given her great satisfaction.
"Lee Daniels' The Butler" opens August 16th. Remember, it's the talkie.
ANNOUNCE: "Check us out again tomorrow as Dave welcomes Hugh Jackman, Lisa Kudrow, and Jason Isbell. When we come back, we'll show you delicious summer dishes you can make with items you find washed up on the beach."
Paul is the dad of an 8-year-old son and a 3-year-old daughter. During the filming of "Admission" with Tina Fey, he worked at Princeton University. It's never too early to try to impress admissions of an Ivy and Paul was excited and a bit nervous that the dean of Admissions at Princeton was looking in on the filming. Paul took this as an opportunity to introduce his 8-year-old. Paul spoke highly of his son to the Dean and was hoping the Dean would still be around in a decade with a keen memory of the young Rudd. The Dean was very gracious and when he asked Paul's son what he did all day, the little Rudd said, "N - O - T - H - I - N - G." I think Paul should starting thinking of a safety school. Dave suggests Rutgers.
Paul's new film is entitled, "Prince Avalanche." What is the story behind the title? As Paul begins to answer, Dave cuts him off and says he can finish when we come back. Yeah, Paul had very little time tonight. It's that Oprah. Boy, can she talk!
"Prince Avalanche" - the writer/director David Gordon Green once had a dream and the only thing he could remember was the name Prince Avalanche. He thought, "Wow, that would be a great name for a movie." He kept it in the back of his mind and then one day came across a state park in Texas that was devastated by fire. He thought, "Wow, this would be a great place for a movie." So, the guy had a movie title and a location. From that, he wrote a movie. Sort of backwards.
We watch a clip. Co-starring with Paul is Emile Hirsch. In the clip, Emile wears high white athletic socks with green and gold stripes across the top. Back in my day, EVERYONE wore those kind of socks pulled up high to the knee. Not me, though. I wore those socks, but I kept them floppy down to the ankle like Pete Maravich. But with that said, I want to see this movie just for the socks. The socks alone on Emile Hirsch is enough for me to want to see "Prince Avalanche." It opens August 9th.
And that was our show for Thursday August 01, 2013.
Paul Rudd - very likeable guy. And I imagine he is in real life.
Uh oh, kids. It's August . . . and September is knocking on the door. My daughters will be seniors this year and I hear their first day isn't until September 9th. In New York, school usually starts the Wednesday after Labor Day, but with the Jewish holidays where they are this year, school won't start until the Monday after. This means early September may be a great time for a week at the beach at a cheap price.
I was watching the TV the other night and a Wendy's commercial comes on. A guy comes home waving a piece of mail in his hand. He rejoices, "I have jury duty next week!" His friends wonder why he's so happy and he explains his jury duty is right next to "that pub that sells those great little hamburgers." I laughed because when recently I had jury duty, my first thought was that it was right across the street from The Castle, a fine place to stop for a midday pint of Guinness. And with a little hop in your step, you can squeeze in two during the short break given. A Guinness . . . a good one . . . takes a while to pour. This is why I call ahead when time is tight. And if I don't call ahead, I'll order a Guinness and a bottle of Bud. I drink the bottle of Bud while waiting for the Guinness. No, I don't see anything wrong with that, why?
"I called up and asked him, 'Did we hear from Oprah?'
And she said, 'Sorry, Dave, noprah.'
But it ain't Oprah 'til it's Oprah.
It ain't Springer 'till someone lands a zinger.
It ain't Ricki 'till there's some chick with a hicky.
It ain't Murray 'til that transsexual love story.
No, it ain't Oprah 'til it's Oprah."
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August 1, 2000: Foxyscribe's son, Dave. Happy 9th Birthday, Dave!
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We're off on our annual summer vacation. The following are the scheduled previously viewed Late Show programs.
FRIDAY: From 7/23/13; #3383 - Hugh Jackman, Lisa Kudrow, and Jason Isbell
MONDAY, AUG. 5TH: From 6/25/13; #3871 - Channing Tatum, Tim DeChristopher, and Fitz and the Tantrums
TUESDAY, AUG 6TH: From 7/10/13; #3876 - Salma Hayek, Tony Hale, and Houndmouth
WEDNESDAY, AUG 7TH: From 4/09/13; #3833 - Lindsay Lohan, Pete Lee, and Gary Clark Jr
THURSDAY, AUG 8TH: From 6/26/13; #3872 - Jamie Foxx, Patrick Kane, and Wale
FRIDAY, AUG 9TH: From 7/11/13; #3877 - Kevin James, Shaun White, and Darius Rucker
MONDAY, AUG. 12TH - From 7/16/13; #3879 - Dock Diving Dogs; Bill Maher; Poppy Montgomery, and Pokey LeFarge
TUESDAY, AUG. 13TH - From 7/31/13; #3888 - Matt Damon, and Hanni El Khatib
WEDNESDAY, AUG. 14TH - From 7/24/13; #3884 - New Summer toys, Jason Sudeikis, and Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros
THURSDAY, AUG. 15TH - From 4/25/13; #3838 - Jim Parsons, and Snoop Lion. Plus: A Top Ten list with Barry Sanders
FRIDAY, AUG 16TH - From 7/08/13; #3874 - Michael Cera, Martha Stewart, and Ra Ra Riot.
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Happy birthday to my sweet Denise, August 2nd.
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Michael Z. McIntee