Tuesday, January 16, 2007

JANUARY 16, 2007

We played our interview from December with Ace Young this morning... He's been promoting his new single and preparing his new album to be out in the first three months of this year. He also co-wrote the first single on fellow Idol Chris Daughtry's album and is enjoying that success. He said the best part of his Idol experience was the worldwide exposure he received, and also the personal connections he made with fans. Also, he still keeps in touch with all of his Idol castmates, and does a lot of work with children's hospitals.

We got most of the movie categories right, but most of the TV categories wrong... Here's a list of the big winners. (The ones we predicted correctly are in bold).

Best Picture Drama: Babel
Best Picture Comedy/Musical: Dreamgirls
Best Actor Drama: Forrest Whitaker, The Last King of Scotland
Best Actor Comedy: Sacha Baron Cohen, Borat
Best Actress Drama: Helen Mirren, The Queen
Best Actress Comedy: Meryl Streep, The Devil Wears Prada
Best Supporting Actor: Eddie Murphy, Dreamgirls
Best Supporting Actress: Jennifer Hudson, Dreamgirls

Best Show Drama: Grey's Anatomy
Best Show Comedy: Ugly Betty
Best Actor Drama: Hugh Laurie, House
Best Actor Comedy: Alec Baldwin, 30 Rock
Best Actress Drama: Kyra Sedgwick, The Closer
Best Actress Comedy: America Ferrera, Ugly Betty
Best Supporting Actor: Jeremy Irons, Elizabeth (the First)
Best Supporting Actress: Emily Blunt, Gideon's Daughter

I swear, when I get a prescription, I have no idea what it says. Doesn't it seem like some doctors just scribble a little doodle on the tablet and the pharmacists magically know what they are??!!

Well, it's not a laughing matter, apparently.

According to the National Academies of Science's Institute of Medicine, doctors' bad handwriting KILLS more than 7,000 Americans per year!!! That's more than 19 Americans dying EVERY DAY because their doctors scribble down illegible drug names, dosages and abbreviations on their prescriptions.

The good news: Starting today, a coalition of health care companies and tech firms, called the National e-prescribing Patient Safety Initiative, is offering every doctor in the country FREE access to a web tool that lets them write prescriptions electronically.

Dell, Google, Aetna and a ton of hospitals are funding the project, which costs somewhere around $100 MILLION. Right now, about 90% of doctors have Internet access. . . but fewer than 10% use it for electronic medical records or prescriptions.