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Pam and Rock "Newlyweds of the Year." Rocky's religious marketing campaign. Plus: Snoop arrested again.


Scott Lamb
November 29, 2006 7:30PM (UTC)

Morning Briefing:
Divorces of the Year: One third-party casualty of the Pam Anderson/Kid Rock divorce is GQ, whose current "Of the Year" issue highlights the newly split couple as "Newlyweds of the Year." The interview that accompanies the photo spread certainly gives some clues about the underlying marital tensions that led to Monday's court filings. An excerpt:

Well, congratulations on being named GQ's Newlyweds of the Year.

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Pam: We've been trying to get this for a long time.

Kid: There's a lot of responsibility that goes along with Couple of the Year. They just think it's a fun picture and everyone has a good laugh. But there's a lot of Couple of the Year charity things we're gonna be doing all year. It's pretty much a couple of hours a day for the whole three-six-five.

Pam: Ask some serious questions.

Okay. Pam, you're known for your work in animal rights. Have you gotten Kid to change his ways?

Pam: Working on it.

Kid: Now I shoot the deer and she saves it.

Pam: What did you say? That's divorce right there. You shoot anything, it's over. That's in writing.

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(GQ, Eat the Press)

The marketing of "Rocky": The release date for Sylvester Stallone's final installment of the Rocky story -- "Rocky Balboa" comes out Dec. 22 -- is no coincidence. The film is being marketed directly to Christian audiences, and the Christmastime opening is a part of that effort. Church groups have been provided with study guides and special screenings, and Stallone himself has been reaching out to the faith community to peddle his boxer's tale; in a recent teleconference with religious leaders, he admitted his own faith had influenced the Rocky story greatly. "The more I go to church and the more I turn myself over to the process of believing in Jesus and listening to His Word and having Him guide my hand, I feel as though the pressure is off me now," he said. "You need to have the expertise and the guidance of someone else. You cannot train yourself. I feel the same way about Christianity and about what the church is: The church is the gym of the soul." (RockyResources, CitizenLink via Drudge)

Snoop arrested again: While Snoop Dogg was taping a performance for "The Tonight Show With Jay Leno" in Los Angeles Tuesday, police searched one of the rapper's homes and his car, discovering a handgun and illegal drugs. Snoop was picked up as he left the show's studios. A police spokesman said he was arrested for allegedly being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm, possessing cocaine, transporting marijuana and having a false compartment in his vehicle. He later posted a $60,000 bond and is expected to be arraigned after the new year. (Associated Press)

Also:
"30 Rock" and former "Saturday Night Live" star Tracy Morgan was arrested early Tuesday morning on drunken-driving charges in Manhattan, his second DWI arrest this year. (TMZ) ... Britney Spears has pulled out of hosting the Fox Billboard Music Awards with Paris Hilton, despite their recent chumminess. The show will air live on Dec. 4. "She pulled out," a Fox source confirms to Us Online. "She didn't give a reason." (Us Online) ... ABC's "Desperate Housewives" was the country's No. 1 show again this past week, with 21.4 million viewers, according to Nielsen ratings. (USA Today) ... The latest theory on the reason behind the Britney Spears/Kevin Federline divorce? According to Star, Federline had been having an affair with a former porn star for a month before Britney filed for the split. (The Scoop) ... Sofia Coppola gave birth to a baby girl, Romy, on Tuesday -- it's her first child with her musician boyfriend, Thomas Mars. (E Online)

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Turn On:
Wednesday night, PBS airs "A Tribute to James Taylor" (PBS, check local listings), "Jericho" (CBS, 8 p.m. EST) goes on a midseason break until Feb. 21, and Al Roker hosts the cheese-a-rrific annual "Christmas in Rockefeller Center" (NBC, 8 p.m. EST).

On the Talk Shows:
Charlie Rose (PBS, check local listings): Morgan Freeman, author Gary Wills
David Letterman (CBS, 11:30 p.m. EST): Richard Simmons, Ciara
Jay Leno (NBC, 11:35 p.m. EST): Al Gore, Karolina Kurkova, Fantasia
Conan O'Brien (NBC, 12:35 a.m. EST): Martha Stewart, Brian Posehn, My Morning Jacket
Craig Ferguson (CBS, 12:35 a.m. EST): Anthony LaPaglia, NASCAR driver Carl Edwards, Sparta
Jimmy Kimmel (ABC, 12:05 a.m. EST): Taye Diggs, Todd Glass
Jon Stewart (Comedy Central, 11 p.m. EST): George Clooney
Stephen Colbert (Comedy Central, 11:30 p.m. EST): Nora Ephron

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Scott Lamb

Scott Lamb is a senior editor at BuzzFeed.com.

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