Phantom space man's a big fat jerk!

I read in the latest issue of Entertainment Weekly about an unscripted cable show called Gana La Verde (Win the Green) on which Spanish-speaking immigrants — some illegal, some legal — perform Fear Factor-style stunts and odd jobs to win a year of legal aid from a Beverly Hills-based law firm hired by the show's producers to expedite the immigration process. The show airs five nights a week in Los Angeles, San Diego, Houston and Dallas.

Eating a live-scorpion-filled burrito for a green card? Brilliant.

In other news, Fox just greenlighted a reality series called Most Extreme Elimination Border Crossing.

—fox and friends is on so early in the morning because thats the only way any person on earth can take it

While channel surfing, I stopped on MTV and the screen read —Mitch just found out that one of his girlfriends may be cheating on him.

Needless to say, Mitch was devastated.

Chef Julia Child died last week. The Frugal Gourmet chef died last month. Could there be a public television chef serial killer on the loose? Martin Yan Can Cook better watch his back.

In a commercial for Blockbuster's Movie Pass, a disembodied voice asks a few "regular" people what they want to see more of in movies and then asks the same question to Carmen Electra. One of these things is not like the other…

Why is she in this commercial?

—I know! Let's pay Carmen Electra a lot of money to appear briefly and say the word "more" lasciviously! That will make people want to rent more movies!

I thought it was funny when, bored with the Bradshaw vs. Undertaker match at SummerSlam, the Toronto audience amused itself doing the wave.

The most interesting aspect of the Olympics is how ugly the facilities look. No wonder seating areas are half-empty.