Confirmed: Matthew Perry…

Confirmed: Matthew Perry is planning to star in and produce a remake of the popular TV series “The Odd Couple”

Matthew will play the Oscar Madison role – a sloppy, carefree type.

The uptight Felix Unger role has not been cast. Rumors are sure to abound of a reunion with Matthew’s “Friends” cast-mate Matt LeBlanc. We doubt that similar rumors will come up about David Schwimmer, but stranger rumors have come up in the past.

The new series is slated to air on CBS.

Regardless, we’ll be here to debunk or confirm the rumors about Matt LeBlanc and the Felix casting as soon as the information becomes available.

At least one person here feels Matthew would have been better suited for the Felix role.

Disclaimer: not only are we fans of “Friends,” we think the show went off the air too early. Some of us continue to watch old reruns and feel the show was a lot better at the end than it was at the beginning.

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Debunked: NCAA President Mark Emmert…

Debunked: In order to stress the amateur nature of college athletics, Mark Emmert will not forego his seven figure salary. In fact, he will gladly accept his pay and look for many opportunities to capitalize on his position and make more money for himself.

In 2011 Mark’s tax return included:

$1,201,159 in base compensation.
$234,300 in retirement and deferred compensation.
$214,947 in other reportable compensation.
$23,689 in nontaxable benefits.
$1,674,095 total

While administrators, coaches, tv networks, bowl officials, broadcasters, merchandisers, and others make millions off of college sports, players are forbidden to receive pay. They are also forbidden to profit from their own likeness and from selling their own autographs.

Many corporate CEO’s laud the business model of the NCAA and are looking for methods that would allow them to avoid paying their own workers, while padding their own pockets even more extravagantly.

Congratulations to Mark and everyone else that profits from college sports!

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Debunked: Dale Earnhardt Jr….

Debunked: NASCAR superstar Dale Earnhardt Jr. does not play in the band called Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. At the same time, the members of the band do not claim to follow stock car racing closely.

According to their website, they have not been sued by Dale Jr. and they do not expect to be sued for using his name to garner attention and sell merchandise.

We wish everyone the best!

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