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by Dom and Jane posted Aug 7 2013 5:55AM

Al Roker overslept yesterday and MISSED his show on The Weather Channel.  It's the first time it's happened in his whole career, almost 40 years.  He made it to the "Today" show later in the morning, and of course he got teased about it.  Al says they're changing the show's name from "Wake Up With Al" to "Al, Wake Up!"  Matt Lauer says he Tweeted "Rip Van Roker" and all his followers started asking if Al was DEAD.
Jimmy Kimmel talked about Al Roker oversleeping and missing his own show. Jimmy said viewers were forced to read a list of temperatures to themselves.
James Gandolfini suffered an indignity after he died in Rome -- someone apparently stole his insanely expensive Rolex watch within hours after he died. TMZ obtained an insurance form filed by James' people.  According to the form, someone stole a $3,000 Rolex submariner watch and case from James' hotel room on the day he died.  The form says there was no damage to the room and there's no mention of forced entry.  There's no suspect listed on the form ... but the implication is that someone may have pilfered the item during the commotion following the heart attack that killed the actor. 
The form doesn't specifically describe the type of submariner that was stolen, but they vary wildly -- some are diamond encrusted, some are platinum and some are gold.  
NFL quarterbacks Peyton and Eli Manning just did a new music video for DirecTV and their NFL Sunday Ticket package.  It's supposed to be like Andy Samberg's digital shorts on "Saturday Night Live".  They dress up in '80s clothes and wear really bad wigs.  It's called "Football on Your Phone". 
Miranda Lambert was on stage in Hartford, Connecticut the other night, and two women in the crowd started fighting over a guy.  And she stopped the show MID-SONG and called them out.  She said she didn't want to have to kick somebody's a**. And she said they were stupid for fighting over a dude.
Jay Leno asked Obama if he ever teases his wife about getting gray hair.  Obama says no and that's why he's celebrating his 21st anniversary. 
They were discussing the love triangle on this year’s Bachelorette on The View yesterday, and Barbara Walters admitted to something…that she had been in a love triangle. 
Sylvester Stallone and Bruce Willis have been buddies for a long time.  But something happened between them, and it appears to have been about money.  To make a long story short, Bruce is OUT of "The Expendables 3".  But the good news is, Harrison Ford is in.  Yesterday Stallone Tweeted, quote, "WILLIS OUT... HARRISON FORD IN !!!! GREAT NEWS !!!!!  Been waiting years for this!!!!"  Then he added, quote, "GREEDY AND LAZY ...... A SURE FORMULA FOR CAREER FAILURE."

Stallone's rep later confirmed that the second Tweet was about Willis, but refused to comment any further.  There's also no word yet on Harrison Ford's character.
Dustin Hoffman's rep announced yesterday that he has been successfully treated for cancer.  She said, quote, "It was detected early and he has been surgically cured.  Dustin is feeling great and is in good health." There's no word what kind of cancer Dustin had, but his rep said he'll continue to undergo preventative treatments so it doesn't come back.  Dustin is 75 years old.
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