Michael Ford
Arts and Entertainment Editor

Wild Bill's library

   Bill Clinton’s presidential library devotes a special area to the extracurricular activities he engaged in with ex-lover Monica Lewinsky. A particular exhibit, called “The Fight for Power,” refers to Lewinsky by name and includes sections titled “Politics of Persecution” and “A New Culture of Confrontation.” Furthermore, the exhibit quotes former Republican House Speaker Newt Gingrich in opposition of Clinton. The Republican Party’s attempts to discredit the former president from Arkansas apparently knows no boundaries. With the help of the GOP, Bill Clinton’s sexual legacy in the oral office will live on forever. Hopefully, the scandalous area of the library will serve as a glaring reminder to Clinton that he broke the heart of the American dream, and to the American people that any man who would cheat on his wife, would also cheat on his country.

Scary Kerry's ambition

   Sen. John Kerry – the first defeated presidential candidate to return to the Senate as a senator since George McGovern in 1972 – refuses to give up his dream of being president. In his first lengthy interview since his defeat, Kerry made it clear he would not rule out a possible run in 2008. Unfortunately, Kerry missed his window of opportunity to cease the presidency. Now he will go down in history as a blip on the radar just as Michael Dukakis did. The 2008 election belongs to Sen. Hillary Clinton, who should start advertising her moral values immediately if she wishes to win over the part of America that continues to elude Democrats – the South.

Monday night nudity

   ABC’s Monday Night Football exposed more than just the Dallas Cowboys’ weaknesses on the night of Nov. 15. The broadcast featured a steamy opening scene, starring actress Nicollete Sheridan in the locker room wearing only a white towel. She loses the towel and jumps onto Philadelphia Eagles star Terrell Owens. Although Sheridan revealed only her back from the waist up after dropping the towel, the short introduction generated a number of complaints toward ABC and the FCC. First, cable television broadcasts Janet Jackson’s breastgate, which resulted in the cancellation of The Victoria’s Secret Fashion show, and now they air soft-core porn prior to a football game.

Virgin Mary toast

   Half of a 10-year-old grilled cheese sandwich, which the owner claimed bore the face of the Virgin Mary, found its way to eBay earlier this month. After receiving bids as high as $22,000, eBay removed the item from their site in disbelief. However, eBay re-listed the sandwich after the owner, Diana Duyser, pleaded her case of its authenticity in an e-mail. After readmission, the bidding for the holy toast surged right back up to a whopping $16,000. Since then, two other items mocking the sandwich found their way to eBay – grilled cheese sandwiches bearing the images of the Virgin Mary’s used chewing gum and Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen. I wonder how much Paris Hilton toast would bring.

This week's rent:

   “Vanilla Sky” (2001), directed by Cameron Crowe. While “Jerry Maguire” represents Cameron Crowe and Tom Cruise’s most publicized and critically acclaimed collaboration, “Vanilla Sky” serves as their finest piece of filmmaking. Cruise stars as David Aames, a wealthy publisher whose flawless life takes a turn for the worse when a relationship goes sour. As the film progresses, you see Aames’ life slowly descend into a confusing web of deception and delusions; the once wealthy philanderer ends up in prison wearing a prosthetic mask. The film offers an interesting take on the extreme consequences that can result from the slightest errors in judgment.

Grade: B +

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