Sarah Palin, our favorite hockey mom, is back in the news and also in today’s High 5:
WHAT’S PLAYING TODAY IN THE STEVEMOBILE: It had been years, maybe decades, since I listened to Rod Stewart’s groundbreaking “Every Picture Tells A Story” from start to finish. Thirty-eight years after its No. 1 position atop the Billboard charts, it remains one of rock’s all-time masterpieces. What struck me this week was the tremendous country influence many of the songs have. I didn’t remember that way back when. Not sure how a Scottish bloke known for wild partying and wilder women managed to pull that off in 1971, but I think at least three of the cuts could be top-10 country hits today. An ideal quartet would have been Rod the Mod, Kim Carnes, Bonnie Tyler and Colbie Callait. Aw heck, throw in Bryan Adams, too.
THE COUNTDOWN BEGINS: I can’t wait for episode 2 of Flash Forward on Thursday night (ABC). For the first time in I don’t know how many years I have four legitimate favorite television programs. Lie to Me (Fox), CSI: Miami (CBS) and Cold Case (CBS) are also must-see TV. Now, I just wish there would be a Knots Landing reunion, even though the post-cosmetic surgery Joan Van Ark is rather frightening.
WHATEVER HAPPENED TO?: Mel Gibson.
IN CASE YOU WERE WONDERING: Sarah Palin received a $7 million advance for her memoirs and is receiving $100,000 per speaking engagement. No wonder she quit her day job as governor of Alaska.
ANXIOUSLY AWAITING: That new Jamie Foxx flick, “Law Abiding Citizen” looks intriguing. is it just me, or is Jamie Foxx the new Denzel Washington?