The Washington Times - November 7, 2007, 03:08PM
Bill Clinton

\ In other news, Jane Seymour was eliminated from “Dancing with the Stars,” and we are sad to see her go. She made 56 look amazing.\

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\ Russell Crowe, the rather bloated but quite talented Aussie actor, confesses that he has retail therapy issues, and as a girl with a similar affliction we have to ask: where are all these goodies going? He always looks like he just rolled out of bed or a pub — like he smells like an ashtray. If he’s into buying good rags, here is a suggestion: a quality drycleaner and perhaps a nice iron. Regular personal grooming also helps. It’s the Colin Farrell syndrome here.\

\ The new Jann Wenner book not withstanding, there is another Hunter S. Thompson post-mort tome coming next July from author William McKeen at the University of Florida. We’ve taken a look at some of the early rushes on this one and it promises to be terrific — a real reporting job and an honest look at the Gonzo author’s life — not told by his celebrity pals but his real ones.\

\ Speaking of books: check out there new “Slash” autobiography in bookstores now. Man, sometimes we miss Guns&Roses; SO darned much.\

\ All these schools banning hugging and punishing kids for merely supporting one another emotionally is crazy. C’mon, adult people. Let’s show some good judgment here. It’s tough being a kid these days. Punish them for bad grades, if you want, but not for being human.\

\ — Andrea Billups, The Washington Times