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Jeopardy takes shot at Barry Bonds with asterisk (Video)

Barry-Bonds-Jeopardy-questionThat damn “Jeopardy!” just thinks it’s so freakin’ funny sometimes, right? The nearly 50-year-old game show has taken its fair share of swipes at athletes and sports teams over the years, and the producers were at it again on Wednesday night. Barry Bonds was the latest victim.

One of the answers given on the show read “he fathered baseball * Barry Bonds.” The question, of course, was Bobby Bonds. Here is how Alex Trebek read the answer.

“He fathered baseball star Barry Bonds.”

Those of us who are familiar with baseball’s steroid era and Barry Bonds’ career know that an asterisk is hardly a star. Well played.

Last month, “Jeopardy!” took a shot at the Houston Astros and their horrendous 2013 season. Watch out, Johnny Manziel — you’re next.

Video via SI Hot Clicks

Danica Patrick dressed as showgirl at American Country Awards

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Danica Patrick was one of the hosts of the American Country Awards on Tuesday night, and she provided viewers with some entertaining moments. One of them came when Patrick took the stage dressed as a showgirl.

About halfway through the show, which has held at the Mandalay Bay Resort in Las Vegas, Patrick performed on stage with a group of dancers. She then joked about her lack of assets.

“The thing about me, there’s not chance of a wardrobe malfunction. There’s not much to malfunction,” Patrick said to the delight of the crowd. “I hope that little bit didn’t fall flat.”

We like you just the way you are, Danica. Well, except when you and your boyfriend can’t take a joke. That gets kind of uncomfortable.

H/T For the Win

John Fox checked into hospital under alias ‘Johnny Drama’

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Sounds like John Fox is a big “Entourage” fan.

When the Denver Broncos head coach checked into a North Carolina hospital last month for heart surgery, he used the alias “Johnny Drama,” The Denver Post confirmed.

“Johnny Drama” is the name of a popular character played by Kevin Dillon on HBO’s hit TV show “Entourage.”

The best part of this story might be that when Post reporter Ryan Parker tweeted the news, he received a response from Jerry Ferrara, the actor who plays “Turtle” in the series:

No word if Fox ordered his nurses to hand-pick raisins from Raisin Bran to add into his cereal. We do have hidden-camera footage of Fox’s reaction after being told his surgery was a success:

H/T Eye on Football

LeBron James to star in basketball comedy movie with Kevin Hart

LeBron JamesLeBron James is officially going Hollywood.

Deadline reports that James will star in a basketball comedy movie called “Ballers” along with actor/comedian Kevin Hart. Deadline says Hart will co-write the script and then a director will be picked out for the Universal Pictures and Imagine Entertainment project.

According to Deadline, the movie is about a brother (Hart) who lives in the shadow of his NBA superstar brother (James), but gets the chance to prove himself when he attends a basketball fantasy camp.

The plan is to begin filming next summer when James is in the middle of his offseason.

Ethan J. Skolnick reports that James’ involvement in the project is being spearheaded by Maverick Carter, James’ high school pal and longtime manager. Skolnick says the project is still in development and that no shooting dates have been set yet.

James can become a free agent next summer if he opts out of his contract with the Miami Heat.

If James stars in the movie, he’ll be making the same transition to film as many other NBA superstars. Michael Jordan starred in “Space Jam,” Shaq acted in “Kazaam,” Kevin Durant starred “Thunderstruck,” and Ray Allen was superb in “He Got Game.” Hopefully James’ performance will go down in the Allen category more than the Shaq one.

H/T Ethan J. Skolnick

Ron Burgundy interviews Peyton Manning (Video)

Will Ferrell has been working overtime to promote “Anchorman 2.” He had the commercial with Dodge, and he’s been appearing around the country in character as “Anchorman” star Ron Burgundy. Ferrell even hosted a newscast in North Dakota as his alter-ego.

On Tuesday, he interviewed Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning as Burgundy before hosting SportsCenter in character. The results were predictably awesome. I almost lost it when he asked about Broncos mascot Thunder and said he had his eye on that beast for a while.

Here’s his hosting work on KXMB in Bismarck:

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Selena Gomez does Thanksgiving halftime show, puts guy to sleep (Video)

Selena Gomez performed at halftime of the Dallas Cowboys-Oakland Raiders game on Thanksgiving, leading some to wonder why the Thanksgiving game necessitated a musical act like the Super Bowl.

Those questions aside, Gomez, the 21-year-old former girlfriend of Justin Bieber, performed a few songs from her new album, including “Come and Get it.”

Though Gomez seemed to be a pretty neutral act that could please most demographics, one guy wasn’t too enthralled by her performance. Check out this dude catching a snooze as Selena was performing her halftime act:

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Must have been a long day for that fellow.

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Jon Bon Jovi wants to be NFL owner, focused on Buffalo Bills

Jon Bon JoviRock star Jon Bon Jovi has aspirations of being an NFL owner and is particularly focused on the Buffalo Bills, according to a report.

CBS Sports’ Jason La Canfora reported on Sunday that Bon Jovi is “consumed with purchasing an NFL team” and that he is positioning himself to bid for the Bills when that team becomes available. Bills owner Ralph Wilson is 95 years old, so the thinking is that could be the next team to become available.

La Canfora says Bon Jovi has spent time in Buffalo getting to know the movers and shakers in the area and even added a tour date there. He supposedly is so cost-conscious as he prepares for a bid that his dismissal of guitarist Richie Sambora is said to be related to his eventual pursuit of an NFL team.

Bon Jovi is well connected and has a strong relationship with New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick, among other NFL players. He led a group that brought Philadelphia the Soul — an Arena team now headed by Ron Jaworski. Bon Jovi also nearly became a minority owner of the Atlanta Falcons in the past, but he wants to be a majority owner now.

If Bon Jovi does make a play for the Bills when they become available, he’ll likely face tough competition from Rogers Communications, which owns the Toronto Blue Jays. Toronto already has a relationship with the Bills. In 2008, the Bills began playing home games at the Rogers Centre in Toronto once a season.

La Canfora also presents the possibility that Bon Jovi could partner with Tim Leiweke, formerly of AEG, and now with Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment, in a pursuit of the Bills.

The possibility of Bon Jovi being an NFL owner is certainly an interesting one, but I wonder what Ralph Wilson thinks of everyone talking about buying his team before he’s even kicked the bucket.