Thursday, January 21, 2010

Oldest remains of British royal found

A rather lurid headline, but an interesting story nonetheless. The remains of English princess Eadgyth of Wessex, who was born in 910 and was "the Princess Diana of her day," were found entombed under a 16th century monument in a German cathedral. Records show that Eadgyth (pronounced Edith) died around age 36 after marrying King Otto the 1st of Germany and bearing him two children. Eadgyth was also the granddaughter of Alfred the Great. Tests were done on the remains, as well as the tomb, by the University of Bristol, and results were announced yesterday in a half-day conference entitled "Princess Eadgyth of Wessex and Her World."

Read more here.

Monday, January 18, 2010

Ricky Gervais hosts the Golden Globes

Did you watch the Golden Globes last night? I get tired watching award shows -- they drag on forever -- plus last night was the two-hour season premiere of 24. But I found this YouTube clip of the highlights of Ricky Gervais's hosting duties, and in ten minutes I got all the jokes in one neat package. I thought he did fine. I laughed at loud at his Angelina Jolie and Mel Gibson jokes, and loved his barb about The Office (the U.S. version) jumping the shark. What about you? Funny or not? Do you think he'll be invited back?

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution, coming this spring

I follow Jamie Oliver on Twitter and today he posted a link to a preview of his new ABC show, Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution, which starts March 26. Can't wait for three reasons: I love food shows, I love Jamie, and I love that there's now something worth watching on Friday nights.

Jamie did a similar show in England when he went to an unhealthy town and tried to overhaul the school lunch program. This time he's in Huntington, West Virginia, supposedly the most unhealthy town in America, and it looks like he ruffles a lot of feathers as he makes over their school lunches.

I can't embed this video so you'll have to click on the links to watch it. What do you think? Is this a show you'll tune in to?