Missouri senator Claire McCaskill told Dr. Oz yesterday what we've all wanted to say to him since he first appeared on Oprah: Stop. The stay-at-home-mom's favorite doctor was called to a congressional hearing yesterday titled "Protecting Consumers from False and Deceptive Advertising of Weight-Loss ... More >>
Even Queen Oprah must bow down to the overpowering literary force that is Freedom. Although she doesn't plan to reveal her new book club selection till tomorrow's show, the Associated Press reports that the Queen of Talk, like everyone else (except the Washington Post's Ron Charles) thinks Jo ... More >>
Oprah might have another James Frey-esque scandal on her hands. (USA Today) www.mitoledo.com Study finds that people who try to ignore food cravings for chocolate or other oh-so-delicious items just eat more. (BBC News) In the UK, it could get a bit more difficult to certify food as orga ... More >>
Week of August 2, 2006
A gymnast pumps advice from a gas station attendant
Unreal hoists (metaphorical) pints with Yakov Smirnoff and (real) pints with the Guinness brewmaster; then we try to get a deal on an empty Falstaff keg. Plus: RFT editor Tom Finkel makes some unbelievable hires!
B-Sides gets the real story behind Living Things, chats with the Hail Marys' punk-rock mom and talks to Michael Stipe about his new charity single