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Column: Things don't change, MJ stuck in a rental

HOLLYWOOD - God bless America, and how's everybody?

Motown founder Barry Gordy allowed Michael Jackson's body to be stored in his Forest Lawn crypt temporarily. He rests in a row of ornate crypts between Bette Davis and Liberace. He died as he lived, unable to qualify for a mortgage and stuck in a rental.

The U.S. Senate begins hearings today for Judge Sonia Sotomayor for the Supreme Court. She's said her experiences as a Latina woman make her a better judge than a white male. She would never have asked Miss USA if she was in favor of gay marriage.

Las Vegas was reported Thursday offering astoundingly low hotel room rates because of the recession. Sixty hotels are offering rooms for $20 a night. If this had happened two years ago, O.J. Simpson could have been arrested at a much nicer hotel.

The White House issued a health report Friday showing that a record 26 percent of Americans are obese. The main problem is that in America you can get something to eat 24 hours a day. All you need to have is money or a pistol.

Tennessee Titan legend Steve McNair was buried in Nashville Thursday. It's an old story. While cheating on his wife, he was shot and killed in his sleep by one of the two women he was seeing, or as it's called in Washington D.C., natural causes.

The Los Angeles Coroner subpoenaed all medical records from Michael Jackson's doctors Friday. Police found Percocet, Demerol, Oxycontin, Propofol, Diprivan and an IV stand in his home. He may have died because of a bad reaction to food and water.

The Pentagon was asked by military health officials Tuesday to ban all tobacco use by all U.S. military personnel. Great idea. We could save free enterprise if we make the commander-in-chief choose between smoking a cigarette and staying in office.

President Obama ended his week overseas with a stop in Ghana Friday. It's been a hectic trip. His last stop before Ghana was at Vatican City in Rome, where President Obama played Pope Benedict in the World Series of holier-than-thou attitudes.

Pope Benedict lectured President Obama on reproductive rights Friday. The pope opposes birth control, abortion and stem-cell research. He used to be opposed to surrogate mothers until he decided it was too much paperwork to excommunicate Mary.

Argus Hamilton is the host comedian at The Comedy Store in Hollywood.

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