Goo Goo for Gaga. That would be one way to describe local reaction to a London shop that sold ice cream made from a mother's breast milk. Produced by Icecreamists, the flavor was named Baby Gaga and consisted partly of breast milk, vanilla pods, and lemon zest. Founder Matt O'Connor tells the London Evening Standard, "Our donor was screened at a leading medical clinic and then the ice cream mix is fully pasteurised. We have had a fantastic response and 200 women have come forward and offer to give us milk."
And yet something doesn't seem quite right. The Westminster town council removed what was left of Baby Gaga and sent it for testing. Reports the Evening Standard,
Brian Connell, Westminster's cabinet member for business, said: "Following two complaints from members of the public and concerns from the Health Protection Agency and Food Standards Agency, our officers visited the premises and removed all ice cream being sold as containing breast milk.
"Selling foodstuffs made from another person's bodily fluids can lead to viruses being passed on and in this case, potentially hepatitis."
If only Gene Shalit were alive to read this. Talk about dulce de leche! How many scoops? Or how many squeezes?
Speaking of squeezes, Charlie Sheen seems to have no problem embracing the image of a playboy, doing media appearances with his two blond housemates, one of whom was reportedly an adult film star. He also proudly embraces his past drug use, which apparently no other human can handle. (As he has said now on multiple occasions, using the drug known as "Charlie Sheen" would melt your face. Meaning the intensity within Charlie Sheen is the same intensity that lurks inside the Ark of the Covenant.) Except now authorities have removed his twin sons from his home and Sheen must suddenly appear to be the caring, thougthful father in demand of custody of his children. With two lovers who can help in the noble effort. (Exactly how is this all supposed to end?)
With March Madness just around the corner, bracketologists everywhere have been rooting for teams like San Diego State and Brigham Young to go far, even if most of us have never seen them play. Who knows how far San Diego will advance (I'm betting farther than Duke), but you probably shouldn't have BYU in your Final Four, now that star center Brandon Davies has been suspended for the rest of the season for violating the code of conduct. So was it drugs? Robbery? Alleged assault on a woman, à la Eric Devendorf?
According to the Salt Lake Tribune,
BYU center Brandon Davies was suspended from the Cougars’ nationally ranked team for the remainder of the season because he violated the school’s honor code provision that prohibits premarital sex, The Salt Lake Tribune has learned.
Davies, a sophomore from Provo High School, acknowledged his transgression to BYU officials on Monday, according to multiple sources.
What a far cry from Georgetown's Dikembe Mutombo who, following a win, supposedly asked aloud, "Who will be sexing Dikembe tonight?"
And lastly, from the Hollywood Reporter:
Lucasfilm Ltd. and 20th Century Fox will release the 3D version of Star Wars: Episode I:The Phantom Menace on Feb. 10, 2012.
Yes, the wait is over. Jar-Jar Binks will finally be in 3D. Meeza gonna be all over de place!
UPDATED MARCH 4, 12PM: Two corrections are in order, both very serious. First, with regard to my mentioning Gene Shalit—the former Today show movie critic is not dead, much to my chagrin. He turns 85 later this month.
Second, a reader points out my Dikembe Mutombo quotation is incorrect. The legendary center did not say "Who will be giving Dikembe the sex tonight," but rather, "Who wants to sex Dikembe tonight?" The reader is a Hoya himself who was there at the time and adds,
Now I ask you, what is wrong with that?
And I can also assure you that it was all in good fun and he was laughing when he said it. It also became sort of a running joke and he repeated it often. Then it became a legend.