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Top 10 Best/Worst Music Videos of 2009: Vote Now!

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Best Music Video

Enter the name of the song that you think had the best music video of 2009.  The video must have been released in 2009, or must have peaked on video countdowns during 2009.  Don’t include any quotations or other symbols, except for those that are a part of the title of the song.

Worst Music Video

Enter the name of the song that you think had the best music video of 2009.  The video must have been released in 2009, or must have peaked on video countdowns during 2009.  Don’t include any quotations or other symbols, except for those that are a part of the title of the song.

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Top 10 Best/Worst Actors or Actresses of 2009: Vote Now!

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Best Actor or Actress

Enter the name of the person you felt was the best Actor or Actress of 2009.  All entries must have been in a movie, tv show, or have done some type of acting during 2009.

Worst Actor or Actress

Enter the name of the person you felt was the worst Actor or Actress of 2009.  All entries must have been in a movie, tv show, or have done some type of acting during 2009.

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Top 10 Best/Worst TV Shows of 2009: Vote Now!

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Best TV Show

Enter the name of what you think is the best TV show of 2009.  As long as the show was on the air at any point during 2009, it’s eligible.  Don’t include any quotations or other symbols unless they are in the title.

Worst TV Show

Enter the name of what you think is the worst TV show of 2009.  As long as the show was on the air at any point during 2009, it’s eligible.  Don’t include any quotations or other symbols unless they are in the title.

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The Top 10 Worst People of the Week: Adam Lambert, Oprah, Jon Gosselin, and CBS

This is something new I’m going to start doing with the help of my new writers.  The title is pretty self-explanatory, we’ll just go through and name the top 10 worst people of the week and a little bit about why.  This post will probably be posted on Saturdays, but seeing as this is Thanksgiving week and I’ll be busy Saturday, we’ll go ahead and do it tonight.

10. CBS- After CBS jumped at the opportunity to book Adam Lambert and be the shelter for the “kicked puppy”, they blurred out the Lamber/Male keyboarder kiss, while not blurring out the Madonna/Britney kiss that was shown in the same slide set.  I’m glad they blurred out the Lambert/Keyboarder kiss, but they should have been consistent and blurred both.  Watch out folks, hypocrisy earns you a spot on my list.

9. Google- Go back in time a week, google image search Michelle Obama.  What pops up?  A monkey.  True story.  Google lands on the list because they removed the photo and the website from their searches.  Don’t get me wrong, I find blatant racial attacks to be despicable and unwarranted in today’s society, but come on Google.  There are MILLIONS of offensive images on the internet, why try and play police with this one?  That image has been circulated to millions of American’s by now, and this all making much ado about nothing.  Everyone needs to quit being so dang sensitive.

8. Oprah Winfrey- Oprah started off great by announcing she was ending her tv show……… then she continued by saying it wouldn’t be over until 2011.  Geez Oprah, you got me all excited.

7. “President or Jihad” Billboard guy- Come on man, have some sense!  Sure I’d love for B.O. to show us the birth certificate, but really?  I’m not a member of the “AHH! HATE CRIME” group, I just think it’s ignorant.  I must say, it gave me a HUGE laugh when I first saw it though.  For those who missed this story, read it here.

6. Climatologists dismissing the e-mails- No one can take responsibility for their actions anymore.  3 of the climatologists who were a part of the global warming e-mail scandal last week came out today saying that it was nothing but a smear campaign.  When did “smear campaign” become the word of choice when trying to dodge a sticky situation?

5. Perez Hilton- The fact that I can’t stand him aside, Perez really aggravated me on the AMA’s.  They gave him 10 seconds of screen time and he used it to say “I caught up with Derek Hough….. in the bathroom”.  Perez has a chronic case of pedestalitus; he can say whatever he wants, but the second anyone else steps up, cue the tears and Vlog.

4. Jon Gosselin- He’s just a bully.  His latest episode includes being a bully to his twins for preferring their mom over him.  The two twins said they enjoyed being with their mom more, so Jon through them inside and wouldn’t let the poor girls sell lemonade.  I think he’s just bitter that his 15 minutes are officially ovahhhh.

3. WikiLeaks- I’ve never heard of this website until today, but apparently they’ve discovered thousands of 9/11 texts and have released them to the internet.  Why stir up memories with these messages, some of which were extremely personal and heartbreaking?

2. Keith Olbermann- Uhhhh…. He’s just annoying.

1. Adam Lambert- I’ve never seen anyone more desperate for publicity in my life.  I could tolerate him on Idol, but he took it too far at the AMA’s and continues to take it too far as he does interviews throughout the week.  Adam, you may not be “a babysitter”, but that doesn’t mean it’s fair game for you to force simulated oral sex on some back-up dancer in front of 15 million people.  You may think the the world is carrying out one big hate crime and discriminating against you, but I was just as appalled when Britney kissed Madonna.  Save it for pay-per-view, not a show with a rating of TV-14.

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What Do You Think Was the Best Performance at the AMA’s?

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AMA 2009: Carrie Underwood, Lady GaGa, Kelly Clarkson Continue to Impress

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Since I had nothing else to do tonight, I decided I’d watch the AMA’s.  That show made me realize just how well-done the CMA’s.  Anyway, this year’s AMA’s came across as more of a concert series than an awards show, since awards were given out in the 5 second transitions between performers.  Here are the highlights (and lowlights):

Great:

  • Carrie Underwood delivered another knock-out performance of “Cowboy Casanova,” this time with even more dancers.  The vocals for this one were spot-on.  This was probably the best overall performance she’s given of this song so far.  The general mediocrity of the majority of the other performers made her look even better than she did on her own merit.
  • Kelly Clarkson gave an outstanding rendition of “Already Gone” without all of the bells and whistles of the studio version.  She reminds us all that she’s still got it, despite less-than-stellar live performances in the past few years (see, “Never Again” live on AI).
  • The one and only Lady Gaga convinced me to look at her new album, The Fame Monster (in stores tomorrow), after wowing in her performance of “Bad Romance”/”Speechless.”  I’m thinking “Bad Romance” may have been at the very least partially lip-synced, but “Speechless” was the real deal and it was great.  Not to mention Gaga is incredibly entertaining.
  • Alicia Keys shined during her two performances, both of which made up for her disappointingly bland lead-off single from her latest album.

Good/Okay:

  • The Black Eyed Peas performed an unrecognizable medley of their latest hits because apparently they’ve spent half a year at #1?  On what chart?  Regardless, that’s a huge accomplishment.  And while the whole performance came together as a bunch of noise and lights, Fergie still showed everyone that she can and does sing quite well.  If only we could hook her up with another gig singing Heart covers (see, Idol Gives Back).
  • Former Idol-contestant Chris Daughtry performed his latest single “Life After You.”  I can’t fault the vocals, but I can say it was incredibly boring and unmemorable.  It’s only been an hour since I watched and I have no idea what the song sounded like.
  • Life-long divas Mary J. Blige and Whitney Houston delivered good performances (in comparison to their “norm”) and Houston was honored with some international award accomplishment.  I’m glad she’s trying to turn things around.

The Bad

  • Janet Jackson got the first ten minutes of the show to lip-sync and dance around sporadically.  Could’ve used that ten minutes to allow the latest American Idol Kris Allen winner and the immensely talented teen star Demi Lovato to perform instead of reducing them to lowly presenters.
  • Perez Hilton was in attendance and was allowed to speak.
  • Taylor Swift once again sweeped all of her categories and gave acceptance speeches “live” from the UK.  Doubt it.  They were obviously pre-taped and Taylor acted surprised the whole time.  I don’t really think MJ deserved “Artist of the Year” more, but I certainly don’t think he deserved it less.  Gaga should have won it.
  • Green Day cracks and squeels through “21 Guns,” causing me to wonder if and why people still listen to that crap.
  • And finally, the worst part of the night was Adam Lambert’s atrocious and over-hyped show closing performance of “For Your Entertainment.”  Suggestive dance moves aside, the vocals were terrible.  He sounded like 40’s-era versions of Mortimer Mouse (Mickey’s cousin or whatever) on helium.  Not to mention he fell and then made out with some ambiguously gendered keyboarder midway through.  I just ask that I not be subjected to gay porn while I’m trying to eat a bowl of mini-wheats.  Thank you.

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Video of the Day: Carrie Underwood Singing “Temporary Home” on Conan

On Monday’s edition of the Tonight Show, Carrie Underwood performed her next single, “Temporary Home.”  Carrie continues to amaze live with her consistent voice and remains one of the few artists in music who sound better LIVE than on recording.  Watch the full performance below:

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TCJ Journal Honorary Plaque of Fail: Jon Gosselin, ‘Kate Plus 8’

Gosselins:  take your family drama out of the spotlight and work things out.  It’s not right for your kids to let this all play out on national television.  Thank you.

Goodbye Jon.

Goodbye Jon.

It was announced today that Kate will continue “Jon and Kate Plus 8” under a new title; “Kate Plus 8,” and talk about raising 8 kids as a single mother during the show.  Interestingly enough, Jon Gosselin also released apology today for the way he’s treated Kate and even asking to halt the divorce.  Coincidence?  I think not.

I’d love to live in happy land where everything is innocent and good, but unfortunately I do not.  No one is naive enough to think that Jon Gosselin just happened to ask for forgiveness the day it was announced that he doesn’t have a job anymore.  I mean come on Jon, at least wait a week or two.  For being worthless, Jon Gosselin earns the TCJ Honorary Plaque of Fail and a place in the Hall of Fame.  Congrats Jon!

Having said that, Kate’s not off the hook either.  As a single mother, she needs to focus on raising her 8 children, not raising the ratings of her TV show.  Don’t get me wrong, I’m definitely on her side (though she’s probably a bit of a control freak), I just can’t see how she’s going to have enough time to raise the kids and have a TV show about their lives, among other business ventures.

Additionally, the kids deserve some privacy.  They aren’t old enough to say, “I’m not doing this show,” so they’re forced to go along with if that’s what mommy wants.  I can’t imagine the difficulties of going through a regular divorce, and having that whole process play out in front of millions of viewers will make that about one million times worse for the kids.  So Kate, put your (well deserved) desire to get back at Jon aside and do what’s right for the kids.  I’m not going to give you a Fail Plaque yet, but you’re borderline.

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Video of the Day: Jenny Slate Lets the F Word Slip on SNL Premiere

Whoops!  I’m sure that’s what Jenny Slate has been thinking since she let the f-bomb slip on the premiere of Saturday Night Live.  To be quite honest, I didn’t even notice the slip-up when I watched it live on Saturday.  Here’s the video:

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Song of the Day: “Live Like You Were Dying” by Kris Allen (New Single)

Here’s Kris Allen’s first single after winning American Idol, “Live Like You Were Dying”.  I like it, it’s not anything revolutionary, but it’s a fun song that I can see myself listening to while driving home from work.  I’ll probably even sing along.  Listen to the song below:

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September 21st News Bits and Pieces: Bill Clinton, ACORN, Scams, and Republicans

News and Politics

Groups spar over U.S. offshore drilling plan

As I said in a post earlier today, I’m in big support of offshore drilling.  The benefits far outweigh whatever costs anyone can come up with.  And I’m very happy to hear that the off shore drilling bans in place for 20 years were allowed to expire without renewal.  Hopefully we can get some new rigs set up and begin drilling on our own soil ASAP.

‘The Clinton Tapes,’ a New Book

I can’t wait for this to come out.  I think it’s going to be fascinating to read if even half of the hype is true.  As for the claims that the writer thinks Clinton is probably worried, I doubt that’s any more than his way of building hype.  But either way, I think it’s going to be a great read that I’ll be sure and review for readers of The Conservative Journal.  The book is set for release on September 28th.

Democratic fundraiser indicted in NY

Surprise, surprise.  Yet another corrupt bimbo to deal with accordingly.  I hope that people become more wary of scams like this one, but you never know.  Can’t wait to see where this case from here and I’m sure more information will come out as time goes on.

Justice Department Reviews Ties to Acorn

The pressure was finally put on ACORN and we’re finally seeing results.  I don’t know what this investigation will hold as I didn’t know the Justice Department would have ever been tied to ACORN, but I’m glad they’re at least looking into it.

ANALYSIS-Republicans see opportunities in 2010

I think the claims by “top republicans” that the republican party could take back control of the house might be a bit of a long shot, but I do see the republican party making great strides in 2010.  I see the party gaining seats in the house and probably 1 or 2 in the senate.  As said in the article, the Governor races in November should be good indicators.

Entertainment

Kate Gosselin Confirms Talk Show, PopEater Readers Aren’t Digging It

I’m digging it either.  I think the Gosselin family needs to pull out of the spotlight and deal with family matters before going through with any other business ventures.  They’ve got 8 kids to take care of and there’s no way they’re doing that with Jon’s laziness and Kate’s work-aholicness.  They better have a good nanny.

World’s Hairiest Man Having ‘Pretty Monkey’ Surgery

Well I’m glad he’s getting that taken care of, I’m sure he’s pretty self-conscious because of it.

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Song of the Day: “Happy” by Leona Lewis (New Single Live on America’s Got Talent)

I was a big fan of Leona Lewis on the X-Factor (Yes, I did watch that), and I was also a fan of most of the stuff on her first CD, and there’s no denying she’s got a great voice.  The new song,  “Happy”, is different, and I’m not crazy about it now, but I think it’ll grow on me.  Listen below and decide for yourself if you like today’s song of the day:

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September 20th News Bits and Pieces: Terrorism, ACORN, Governor Paterson, and 30 Rock

First off, sorry for the lack of posts this weekend, it’s been extremely busy.  This week is going to busy as well, but I’m going to try my hardest to have time to post on a semi-regular schedule.  But for now, here’s your bits and pieces:

News and Politics

Urgent probe underway of possible Al Qaeda-linked terror plot

This one really scared me.  I’m just beyond happy that they were able to nip this in the bud before anything happened.  If they were direct links to Al-Qaeda then they obviously meant business.  Score 1 for the U.S.

NY governor ignores pressure to end election quest

Ahh Governor Paterson, you’re just in your own world.  He currently has some of the lowest numbers of any New York Governor, but he’s still standing firm in his plans to seek re-election.  That’s determination right there.  Personally, I don’t care either way because I don’t live in New York.  However, I do know that the longer he stays and the further his poll numbers drop, the more likely it is that a Republican has a shot for the seat.

President Says ACORN Should Be Investigated

Honestly, I’m surprised he knows anything about the scandal.  I’m glad that he thinks an investigation is in order, but his comments were dismissive of the issue.  “It’s not something I’ve followed closely” were his exact words, and I just don’t see the reason for that.  While he’s right in saying that it’s not the biggest issue facing our country, I do think it’s a much bigger issue than something to just place on the back burner.

Ex-aide says Edwards fathered mistress’ child

I’m sure this “ex-aid” is extremely reliable, but I believe it even without his/her anonymous help.  John Edwards is the scum of the earth and this doesn’t really surprise me one bit.  Is it not bad enough to have an affair with a woman while your dying wife lies in the hospital?  So, you have to go and have a child with her?  Zero. Morals.

ACORN scaling back or shutting down in many cities

Goooood, this is a good start and the first step to totally erasing ACORN from the map.  I think if an organization that did what ACORN was made to existed, it would be very beneficial to society.  ACORN is just so very corrupt that it’s impossible for them to do anything honestly.  They can’t even be honest about why they’re shutting down: they say it has a lot to do with the economy, but wouldn’t a recession be prime time for a group that profits off people that make little money trying to get any government programs their eligible for?

Entertainment

’30 Rock’ Wins Top Comedy Emmy

Dang, I was pulling for “The Office” to take the top comedy spot this year!  I don’t even know if it was nominated, but I think it’s funnier than 30 Rock, Tina Fey must choose the winner.  I also can’t believe that American Idol hasn’t won best reality show.  I didn’t realize anyone watched “The Amazing Race” and it’s won for the past 7 years.  You learn something new every day.

High School Students Flunk Civics Test

This is just sad.  If I were Oklahoma, I’d be very discouraged right about now.  It’s totally unacceptable that a mere 25% know who the first president of the United States is.  I’m sure that these same results are found throughout the country but that’s no excuse.  92% of immigrants who take this test pass, why can’t actual citizens of the country do the same?

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Fringe Premiere “A New Day in the Old Town”- Recap and Review

The season premiere of Fringe opens up the sounds of shattering glass on a crowded street in Manhattan, New York.  The driver of the vehicle that wrecked runs down the street and into an apartment, where he attacks the man he encounters in an apartment hallway.  After he’s got the man dead/unconscious, he sticks a wire down his throat and into his own.  After several seconds his face is transformed into the image of the man lying on the floor.

The scene cuts to Walter and Peter shopping for groceries and talking about Peter’s upcoming birthday.  While in the store, Peter receives a phone call and is called to the scene of the wreck mentioned above.  Apparently, Agent Dunham, his partner, was one of the drivers in the accident.  When Peter arrives, there’s a slight problem:  Agent Dunham is nowhere to be found at the scene.  While Peter is arguing with the officer, Olivia flies through the windshield of the car and onto the street.

At the hospital, the doctor informs Peter and Walter that Olivia has died.  Walter refuses to accept this and storms back into the hospital room.  While in the room, he finds that Agent Dunham really is gone, and he begins to cry.  After leaving the hospital, Peter heads to a bar where he is found by Broyles.  Broyles informs him that they’re being shut down by the government for not delivering results.  Peter leaves and heads back to the hospital to give Olivia his final goodbye.  While he’s in the room, Agent Dunham opens her eyes and mutters things in a foreign language and jumps up screaming.

The office staff at the hospital begins questioning Olivia, and she begins to recount the events before the accident.  She says that someone told her something that everyone’s lives depend on.

The next day Peter heads to the FBI office, but his card is declined due to the closing of the Fringe division.  The officer from the accident (Agent Jessup) says she will take Peter where he wants to go.  While in the car, she begins to question Peter on his past and the Fringe division.  The officer from the accident takes Peter to the home of the other member of the accident, the man who transformed his face.  In his house, they find a body, which is given to Walter for testing.

The man who transformed his face enters a gun shop, where he is given a set of keys to a back room of the shop.  In the back room, he begins to type a message on an old fashioned typewriter.  He types out “Mission Accomplished.  Target killed in fatal car crash”.  The Typewriter types back “Mission Failed.  Find Target.  Interrogate Her and then Kill Her.”

Agent Francis heads to the hospital to visit Agent Dunham.  He tells her the story of the domestic disturbance that took his partners life, and almost took his.  Agent Dunham tells him that she’s so scared and shaken she can’t even load her gun that’s hidden under her pillow.

Back at the lab, Walter is continuing his tests on the body found in the home.  He can’t find anything wrong with the actual body, but he does find 3 puncture wounds in the roof of his mouth.  He shows Peter, Astrid, and Agent Jessup a video of a girl who was having tests run on her many years ago.  She talks about the man who sticks the “3 nails in the mouth” and shape-shifts.

At the D.C. hearing, the senators question Special Agent Broyles over the relevancy of the Fringe division.  The panel of senators tell him without something physical to show for the human and fiscal costs, they can’t continue funding the division.  After the hearing, Agent Broyles meets with Nina Sharp to discuss what their options are saving the Fringe division.  The two share a kiss and she says “Do like you always do Phillip.  Save the day.”  Could this be hinting past occurrences between Nina and Phillip?

The shape-shifting man enters the basement of the hospital where Olivia is staying.  He sees a nurse outside and attacks her so he can shape-shift and complete his mission of “interrogate and destroy”.  While disguised as the nurse, he asks Olivia several questions about what happened before the accident.  When it’s obvious Olivia can’t remember, the nurse/shape-shifter attacks her and attempts to kill her.  Agent Jessup arrives almost immediately and shoots the shape-shifter twice in the back.  Unphased, he/she jumps out the hospital window and into the basement of the hospital.  The agents follow it into the basement, with Agent Francis finally cornering and killing it.

Back in the hospital room, Peter tells Olivia about Walter’s hypothesis: that the nurse was a shape-shifting soldier from another planet.  Walter repeats the Greek words that Agent Dunham said when she woke up after the accident.  Peter says that his mother used to say those same words to every night, which mean “Be a better man than your father”.

Peter brings Broyles the shape-shifting device they took from the shape-shifter after he was killed.  Peter tells him that’s the physical evidence they need and that if they can fix it they can have armies of people who look like whoever they want.

In the closing scene, Agent Francis is seen throwing his own corpse into the crematorium.  Apparently, the shape-shifter was able to shift into Agent Francis before the other agents arrived, meaning he’s not dead but Agent Francis is.

Wow!  What a premiere.  It leaves so many unanswered questions.  Where did Agent Dunham go?  Will the Fringe division still be shut down?  Why did Agent Broyles kiss Nina Sharp?  Where is the shape-shifter from?  When will Agent Dunham be back on her feet?  I can’t to see where this season goes!

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The Office Premiere- “Gossip”- Recap and Review

Michael, Andy, and Dwight open the show by imitating parcore, an internet sensation from 2004 that includes running and jumping off of things.  Andy “parcores” off the dumpster right into an empty Vance Refrigeration box that doesn’t do anything to break his fall.

Back in the office, Dwight gives an intern the order to “go put all those files in random order, then come talk to me about what’s wrong with the order.”

After the credits roll we find that Pam is pregnant with Jim’s offspring.  Well congrats Jim and Pam!  They say they aren’t going to tell the office members, and I can’t say that I blame them.

The latest office gossip is that two of the interns, Eric and Megan, are a couple, and Michael is very sad that he doesn’t know about it.  One of the interns tells Michael that he saw Stanley and his wife at a club and Michael thinks he’s got the latest gossip that Stanley is having a midlife crisis. Michael soon finds out that Stanley’s wife is out of town, so he gets mad at the intern for lying.  Through further discussion, Michael and the intern decide he is having an affair.  Michael then realizes that he does have the latest gossip so he tells Kelly.. and everyone else.  “It’s wonderful to be the center of attention,” said Michael.  Jim quickly puts an end to the gossiping by telling Michael he could ruin Stanley’s life. Michael must know, so he asks Stanley.  Naturally, Stanley initially denies the claim, which causes Michael to say its just “racial profiling  and gossip”.  Eventually, Stanley  admits to the affair and talks about the “long walks on the treadmill” he had with Cynthia, the woman he’s having an affair with.  Michael assures Stanley he can keep a secret.

Back inside Michael tries to “untell” the affair story by spreading “false gossip so everyone thinks what was said is untrue” about office members.  The first batch of rumors he starts are hilarious and include: Angela is dating an 81 year old billionaire, Kelly is anorexic, Andy is gay, and Pam is pregnant.  Uh oh.

Michael then calls everyone into the meeting room to wish the departing interns a fairwell.  During the meeting, everyone dicusses the rumors of the day.  Andy tells Jim the evidence is stacked against him and he may be gay, and Jim advises him to have sex with both genders and compare.  Andy then tells him congrats on the “baby tuna”, causing Jim to go find Pam.  Other rumors include that Oscar is the voice of taco bell dog, Toby is a virgin, and Kevin has someone inside him working the controls.  The staff traces the rumors back to Michael and they demand an explanation.  Michael explains he was trying to “untell” a rumor and is about to reveal the true rumor when Jim steps in and says that the true rumor is that Pam is pregnant, saving Stanley from the the news of his affair from going public… for now.

Michael has Jim and Pam in his office to scold them for not telling him their news before telling everyone else.  While they’re chatting, Stanley’s wife returns Michael’s call about the affair and he accidentally breaks the news of the affair to Terry.  In the closing scene you can see Stanley beating the crap out of Michael’s car.  I think he’s angry.

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