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Celebrity Islamophobe Brigitte Gabriel, who has referred to Muslims as barbarians, recently expressed her deepest sympathies for Israeli ambassador Michael Oren. Oren was heckled during his lecture on American-Israeli relations at the University of California, Irvine.

"I had a terrible experience at the University of Memphis," said Gabriel, who claims to speak for Americans who are afraid to speak their mind for "fear of being labeled a racist."

"Memphis is Bubba Land, [it's] Elvis Land," Gabriel continued, showing her gift for cultural sensitivity. "You cannot get more heartland than the University of Memphis. And yet when I spoke [there], I had to have a security detail fit for a president. That is a sad statement."

Out of the Closet

Memphis wrestling legend Jerry "The King" Lawler was recently interviewed by "Idol Chatter," a USA Today blog dedicated to all things American Idol. According to "Idol Chatter," "Some people are closet wrestling fans. Professional wrestling great Jerry Lawler is a closet American Idol fan."

After his outing as a fan, Lawler professed his affection for new Idol judge Ellen DeGeneres, who he described as having a well-hidden mean streak. "She'd make a great WWE diva," the King said. Of course, Lawler has a mean streak of his own and confessed that he loves it when contestants cry.

"I loved it when the big guy at the end, Thaddeus Johnson, came out, and they ... told him he didn't make it. Man, what a bawling baby! I loved that! That was the highlight of the show for me."

Sssstolen

This week, Memphian Leonia Sanders' heartfelt plea to the people who robbed her home has generated international headlines. Sanders told various news outlets that she doesn't care if she gets anything else back as long as the thieves return her pet python, Heather.

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