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The Five Dumbest Ideas Of The Week

1. This was a week of odd couples. First up, Bush v. Gore legal opponents David Boies and Ted Olson, who announced they would challenge Proposition 8 in federal court on behalf of two gay couples - and in defiance of many gay legal groups who view this strategy as disastrous. Boies and Olson have apparently been buddies since Boies attended Olson's most recent wedding. With seven marriages between them, maybe they just want to spread the wealth.

2. Our second odd couple is Daniel Craig and Hugh Jackman, who are Broadway-bound to star this fall in "A Steady Rain," a play about two Chicago cops whose friendship is tested after a domestic abuse incident. For the sake of authenticity, both will refuse to take a Breathalyzer each night for four hours after the curtain closes.

3. The third odd couple is Karl Rove and James Carville, who debated one another for fun and profit at the Chicago Theater last night. Rove, Carville and the suckers who bought tickets to hear the dueling bullshit artist all refused to take Breathalyzers for four hours after the show closed.

4. Stylist.com is making its own nomination the U.S. Supreme Court - judicial robe makeovers. Will Democrats dare push these through over Republican objections?

5. How often I've said, "Gee, I wish someone would remake 21 Jump Street for the big screen." So imagine my surprise and delight when I learned this week that Superbad's Jonah Hill is writing, producing and - dare we hope - starring in just such a production. And no, I will not submit to a Breathalyzer.

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Stephanie Goldberg welcomes your comments.



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Posted on May 29, 2009


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