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Stars Talk About Their New Fox Series

The new Fox comedy series Brothers premiered last night September 25, 2009 in the 8:00 PM time slot. The show is made up of the assemble cast of Daryl “Chill” Mitchell, Michael Strahan, and Carl Weathers and the remarkable CCH Pounder.

Mathew Gilbert wrote a review posted on the Boston Globe’s website. According to Gilbert, the show is over wrought with sibling rivalry jokes and the chemistry between Strahan and Mitchell is not enough to save the show.

The concept involves a former pro football player portrayed by Michael Strahan who happens to be a former pro football player having to move back home in the house he purchased for his parents because he trusted the wrong people to handle his finances.

The younger brother (played by Daryl “Chill” Mitchell) who is a parapalegic also lives in the house. The father, a former high school football coach is in the early stages of dementia, and the mother played by CCH Pounder is the anchor who through wisdom keeps everything afloat.

The show deals with the everyday reality of children born in the sixties having to move back home with their retired parents who also have health issues.

It also deals with the unresolved issues between siblings that date back to their childhood. In the case of Chill and Michael, Chill who owns a bar that was purchased by brother Michael continues to blame Michael for being late picking him up from a bar causing him to get into a car that he never walked away from after it hit a tree. It’s misery loves company at its’ highest. This situation happens between far too many siblings.

In other words, there is a big enough audience to appreciate this comedy. Perhaps after laughing at Brothers they can see the humor in their own sibling rivalry.

Because of the timely subject matter, the show should have a future in the Fox lineup.

Take a look as the assemble cast describes the show below.

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    Former President Does An About Face On The Subject Of Gay Marriage

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    (Sept. 26) — Former President Bill Clinton has revealed he recently had a change of heart on the issue of same-sex marriage.
    In an interview with CNN’s Anderson Cooper Friday, Clinton explained that he still believes each state should decide whether to legalize gay marriage, but he is no longer personally opposed to it.

    “I think if people want to make commitments that last a lifetime, they ought to be able to do it,” Clinton said.

    “I was against the constitutional amendment to ban gay marriage nationwide, and I still think that the American people should be able to play this out in debates,” the former president added. “But me, Bill Clinton personally, I changed my position.”

    Asked what caused him to switch his stance, Clinton said he realized his support for other gay-rights issues — such as adoption rights for same-sex couples — didn’t square with his position on marriage.

    “I realized that I was over 60 years old. I grew up in a different time … and I was hung up about it,” Clinton said. “I decided I was wrong.”

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      No Death Knell For Casinos: Judge Dismisses Gambler’s Lawsuit

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      Italo Mario Parise, the man who sued MotorCity Casino to recover nearly $675,000 in gambling losses, has lost again. This time in court.

      Wayne Circuit Court Judge Michael Sapala denied a motion by Parise to order the Detroit casino to repay him $673,854 in gambling losses.

      Judge Sapala in his ruling said the 1961 law cited by Parise’s lawyer allows people to collect their gambling losses only in cases of illegal gambling.

      “This is a very easy, simple and straightforward decision: It is the public policy of the state — whether you agree with it or not — that casino gambling is legal,” Sapala told attorney Frank Cusumano Jr. in court Friday.

      Parise may have also thrown the courtroom equivalent of snake eyes. Attorney Deborah Brower, who represents the casino, is asking the judge to impose sanctions on Cusumano for filing what she calls a “frivolous” case.

      Sapala who said he enjoys “creative lawyering” did not rule on the issue of sanction and set an Oct. 16 hearing to consider the matter.

      Under Cusumano’s theory of the law, casinos that lose money to gamblers could also pursue the winners in court, Sapala said.

      The judge acknowledged the old law which goes back to the 1800s doesn’t refer to “illegal” gambling “but a fair inference can be made.”

      Cusumano said he will consider an appeal. “It’s clearly not frivolous,” he told reporters of the lawsuit. “If this is David versus Goliath, so be it.

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