The Fix deux

It’s the dream come true that we’ve all been wishing for. Our pop princess is officially back and rekindling her old spirits.

Britney Spears surprised some middle school students Oct. 1 when she showed up at the John Philip Sousa M. S. 142 in The Bronx to present a check for $10,000 to be used towards the school’s music program.

According to, the donation was made possible by Elizabeth Arden, which is behind Spears’s fragrances: Believe, Fantasy and Curious.

“I really enjoyed the time I spent at the John Philip Sousa Middle School,” Spears told People magazine. “I’ve been working with the people at Elizabeth Arden for the last five years, and I know how passionate everyone is about the school. I loved hearing the school orchestra and the children sang so beautifully. The fact that Elizabeth Arden made such a large donation for the school music studio in my name was so generous.”

The Sousatones, the school’s eight-piece band, led by director Sal Mazzola and a group of seven girls, serenaded Miss Spears. Although they knew that their performances were for a surprise guest appearance, most of the children guessed P. Diddy or Barack Obama. They were amazed when Spears entered their school.

It seems looks are not deceiving. Spears looks good and is acting even better. I think it is time for us to officially declare her recovered!

Prepare the earplugs, ignore the podcasts and now brace yourself before flipping through your television channels. Rosie O’Donnell is back on prime time.

It was bad enough dealing with O’Donnell’s loud mouth, sometimes sensible but definitely annoying remarks and obnoxious facial expressions on “The View,” but it has just been confirmed that O’Donnell will be hosting her very own variety show.

According to, the variety show will include celebrity guests, musical acts, comedy skits and giveaways. The variety show will air as an NBC special Nov. 26.

If the show is successful, it will become a regular program through 2009. If that’s not a reason to get liquored up real well and pass out early so you don’t mistakenly catch a glimpse of that program, I don’t know what is.

Quotes of the Week:

“I am so excited to have this opportunity. You don’t understand. I got ESPN tattooed on my arm.”

Lil Wayne, showing his enthusiasm and commitment to his sports blog on (

“It might be a shock to see me, but that’s no reason for people to act crazy, and it doesn’t give them license to chase me down the street.”

Prince, describing some people’s reaction to finding him knocking on their doors as a Jehovah’s Witness, to USA Today. (

“I went over to it after everybody was gone and put some Saran Wrap on it. Is that wrong?”

– Known germaphobe Howie Mandel, joking about how he is dealing with people walking on his new star on Hollywood’s Walk of Fame, to People Magazine. (