Well, now we have the proof: Even if the NFL shuts down completely, the draft will thrive. When the world ends, the only things that will survive are cockroaches, Keith Richards, the NFL Draft and Mel Kiper's hair.
I once played golf with Jesse Ventura, who brandished a telescopic ball retriever throughout our round and probed the many ponds for other people's Titleists. "I'm lookin' for Pro V1s," explained The Body, who was the sitting governor of Minnesota at the time. "Those puppies are five dollars a ball."
Staying at a hotel popular with celebrities means you could swim in the same pool as Kate Hudson once did or sleep in Madonna's favorite oceanfront suite. But imagine if you could actually live -- at least for a week or two -- in Mick Jagger's six-bedroom Caribbean retreat in Mustique. You could check out his personal photos, tool around in his Jeep, even use his can opener.
Two titans of showbusiness have come together in a perfect pairing: The Rolling Stones, the world's greatest band, play two nights at New York's intimate Beacon Theatre; capturing the night on camera is celebrated film director, Martin Scorsese.
In Jimmy Brown's business, he never knows who - or what - is going to walk through the door. He fondly remembers many of the instruments that have found their way to his Louisville store, Guitar Emporium, over the years: a 1929 acoustic Martin 00-45, a 1954 sunburst Fender Stratocaster with a rare form-fitting case, a 1958 Gibson ES-355 with an original stop tailpiece and a 1959 Cherry Sunburst Gibson Les Paul, to name just a few.
First, let's not panic. True, payrolls shrunk by 17,000 in January. But at the same time, the Labor Department adjusted December's numbers upward, reporting that 82,000 new jobs were created that month - a far larger figure than the government's initial estimate of 18,000. Unemployment, now at 4.9%, is just 0.9% higher than the 4% level that economists consider "full employment" (meaning that everyone who wants a job has one).
LAS VEGAS -- Traveling with Jamie Gold has its perks. A flight to Las Vegas, for example, isn't simply a one-hour trip from San Francisco to Sin City; it's a theatrical production worthy of a casino showroom.
Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards has signed a deal reportedly worth more than $7 million to write his autobiography, a tome that will trace his trek from cherubic choirboy to rock 'n' roll survivor.
Athlete of the Week: It must not be easy being Ashley Judd's husband, but this week it certainly isn't a bad role to be in. Not only are you married to one of the hottest actresses around (not to mention a huge sports fan), but you'r also the winner of the 2007 Indianapolis 500. So kudos to Dario Franchitti. He may not have gotten his day in the "sun," (thanks to those nasty afternoon thunderstorms), but at least he gets to wake up next to Judd every morning.
Johnny Depp has appeared in a wide range of films, from art-house, in Jim Jarmusch's "Dead Man," to the recent grand-scale reworking of Roald Dahl's children's classic "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory;" from the dark and gothic "Edward Scissorhands" to the understated and deeply moving "Finding Neverland."
The Rolling Stones have rescheduled their European concert tour after guitarist Keith Richards made a complete recovery from his brain operation and apologized for "falling off my perch" while holidaying in Fiji.
In 1965 -- the year of "Satisfaction" -- the Rolling Stones were finally starting to make some rock-star money. The members of the group purchased houses, cars and started investing in their individual passions.
Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts has been given the green light to get back on stage and join Mick Jagger and other bandmates in a new world tour after winning a battle against throat cancer, according to a British newspaper report.