Hot Clicks: Emmanuelle Chriqui, Joe Buck derailed by Artie Lange
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Joe Buck's new show is the hottest thing on HBO since Emmanuelle Chriqui. OK, that's an awful and embarrassing joke, but at least it gave me a chance to mention (and link to photos of) Entourage's Sloan. Now, let's talk about Buck's show. It's only "hot" because Artie Lange, from The Howard Stern Show, hijacked Buck's debut episode with an appearance that turned into train-wreck TV. Lange delivered vulgar one-liner after vulgar one-liner and took shots at Buck throughout the segments. Whether you thought the jokes were funny is up to you. But here's what is crystal clear: Buck should send Lange a fruit basket this morning. Because without Artie's off-the-wall appearance, all people would be talking about is how boring and unwatchable the show was until that point.
Joey Buss, the son of Lakers owner Jerry Buss, didn't exactly give a smooth speech after he accepted the NBA trophy from David Stern on Sunday night. That triggered Complex.com to look at the five most bizarre sports acceptance speeches.
Here's more proof Hot Clicks favorite Chris Cooley is one of the most fun athletes in sports. Yesterday, Mister Irrelevant posted a video of Cooley throwing a football at a kids camp, and pointed out that Cooley didn't exactly look like Tom Brady. So now, Cooley and his brother, Tanner, will battle the brothers behind Mister Irrelevant (Jamie and Chris) in a throwing competition. And they're asking for your help with the rules.
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I'm not gonna start featuring these every day again, but this one was too good to pass up thanks to the last line. (Thanks to Adam Stokes, of Baltimore, for the link.)
I got tons of e-mails about Megan Fox's appearance in Hot Clicks yesterday. Most of them said "more, more, more." Well, Mike Brown, of Buffalo, N.Y., has come through with this.