It’s past April Fools Day, so today’s lunchtime news skim brings you items that are 100% true:
- From the “Long Time, Gone” Department: On your television screen there are some long time things that are soon to be disappearing, and I’m not talking about the over-hyped “ER”. On the soap-side, CBS is turning off “Guiding Light” after 72 years. You read that right, 72 years. Law and Order can’t beat that. More locally, Paul Moyer is retiring from KNBC 4 after working there since 1972 (although he had a short stint at KABC 7). You can read his farewell note here.
- From the “For Sale” Department: There are a number of interesting properties currently for sale. Candy Spelling’s home is on the market for $150 million. Hugh Hefner’s home, next to the Playboy Mansion, is listed for $27.9 million. Sally Field’s home is only $6.95 million. Melanie Brown’s home is cheaper, at $1 under $3 million. Want something much cheaper? Al Capone’s former home in Chicago is on the market for $450K.
- From the “Cutting Corners” Department: Curious how they are selling the Tata Nano for so cheap? This article gives the skinny on some of the corners that were cut.
- From the “Press 1 to Ignore” Department: Hate voice mail? Turns out you’re not alone.