Fly on the Wall 


On Rampage

Earlier this week, "Rampage" Jackson, the UFC champion fighter tapped to play B.A. Baracus in the big-screen remake of The A-Team, drew criticism when he described the actor's craft as "kinda gay." Jackson has since apologized for his comment, saying, "Let me teach you a little something about me. ... I am a black man from Memphis, Tennessee, who grew up in the South where I faced discrimination my whole life. I know very well how it feels for someone to judge you for something you have no control over." Jackson said he didn't hate gay people and accepted them "for who and what they are." The ultrasensitive ultimate fighter ended his apology by noting, "I don't hate fat girls, but I make fun of them, too."


While strolling through Central Park, Sister Myotis Crenshaw — the comic creation of Memphis actor Steve Swift — encountered Mississippi governor Haley Barbour, who then violated one of the cardinal rules of Southern conservative politicians: Never have your picture taken with a drag queen.

Breaking (fast)

This just in: University of Kentucky coach John Calipari donated $1 million to Memphis' Street Ministries, an organization that works with underprivileged children. Experts are baffled as to why this doesn't make the former U of M coach less of a scumbag.

Watching the Dog

This week, a Twitter user accused Channel 3's Mike Matthews of giving "creepy" tweet. "Maybe you should just NOT READ my stuff," Matthews suggested, before telling the world he was a little late for work, because he had to shave the palm of his hand a few times "to get rid of that nasty stubble."

By Chris Davis. E-mail him at

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