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AP: Rise in Unemployment is Sign of Stability 

RUSH: Jobless claims, weekly applications for US unemployment... Listen to this. I'm gonna like read this to you from the AP. I'm not gonna change a single word. Ready? "Weekly applications for U.S. unemployment benefits ticked up slightly last week, the latest sign of stability in the job market." Four thousand new applications, and the seasonally adjusted total now, "371,000, the highest in five weeks," is "the latest sign of stability in the job market," from the people at the AP.

Would you say that that's intelligent?

Of course not!

That's bias or agenda. But still, how stupid do they think we are?

"Weekly applications for US unemployment benefits ticked up slightly last week, the latest sign of stability."

Stability, as we gain people -- as we increase people -- who are on unemployment.

Wife Stands by Melo

originalRUSH: We told you yesterday about a big, big dispute raging between Kevin Garnett of the Celtics and Carmelo Anthony of the New York Knicks. It happened on Monday night all during the game at Madison Square Garden, and it continued even after the game. Carmelo Anthony was waiting by the Celtics bus outside the locker room in the bowels of Madison Square Garden. He didn't like what Kevin Garnett had said to him during the game.

It was discovered that during the game Kevin Garnett said to Carmelo Anthony that his wife, La La Anthony, "tasted like Honey Nut Cheerios." This did not sit well with Carmelo Anthony. He was separated from his wife. Well, it was an estrangement. I don't know if it's full-fledged separation. I wasn't up to speed on all the details. But they were not living together but Carmelo Anthony is still deeply in love with La La Anthony, and this Garnett guy was trash-talking during the game.

"Yeah, your wife tastes like Honey Nut Cheerios!"

We have to admit there are just certain things one man doesn't say to another man, and that would have to be one of them: That your wife tastes like Honey Nut Cheerios. I mean, how would he know. It's not that tasting like Honey Nut Cheerios is an insult necessarily. I mean, people like Honey Nut Cheerios. It's how would he know? That's the question. Anyway, the latest news here is from the New York Post that "Carmelo and La La Anthony have been living separately," but La La has decided "she’ll stand by [Carmelo] and won’t split from the NBA star."

Right on! Good news here at the EIB Network. We're happy to share the good vibes and the love with you. "'It is true they haven't seen much of each other in the past few months,' says a friend of the couple. 'She's been away a lot filming her show, "La La's Full Court Life," in London, New York and LA. They are not separated and are still together. She and Melo [sic] have a house in LA -- so she’s always there when she's doing auditions,'" and filming her show, La La's Full Court of Life.

She liked the way he came to her defense and she was said to taste like Honey Nut Cheerios, so now Melo and La La have melded once again and all's cool there with the Knicks.

Beckham Poses in Underwear Again 

RUSH: Folks, did you see this? David Beckham -- Bend It Like Beckham, big time soccer star, celebrity -- is "back in his underwear again" for a new H&M campaign. It's from E! Online, a female reporter. "The 37-year-old soccer star is back in his underwear (again, not that we're complaining)," she writes. "Guy Ritchie will be directing the campaign for David Beckham Bodywear at H&M ... 'David is the perfect leading man,' [Richie] said in a statement. 'For me, this felt like more than a campaign -- it was like directing a short film.'" David Beckham in his underwear. It's big news at E! Online.
Paris Comments on Kim's Baby 

RUSH: Paris Hilton has weighed in on Kim Kardashian's pregnancy. Now, you know... You may not know. I know. These two are not particularly close. Paris Hilton is a little jealous. Paris Hilton used to be Kim Kardashian, then Kim Kardashian came along 'cause she got a bigger butt, and she edged Paris Hilton out. They're actually like fierce rivals here, Paris Hilton and Kim Kardashian.

But Paris Hilton has told TMZ that she is happy that Kim Kardashian is "knocked up" with Kanye's baby. That's what the story says, TMZ, and it's an exclusive. "Paris -- who is NOT with child -- was on her way into Emerson Nightclub in Hollywood last night when we asked her how she felt about Kim's super famous fetus. 'I'm really happy for her,' Hilton said." She couldn't be happier.


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