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• The cooling kids: At a Pennsylvania town-hall meeting Wednesday, Barack Obama said Al Gore would play a key role in his administration’s handling of global warming. “I will make a commitment that Al Gore will be at the table and play a central part in us figuring out how we solve this [global warming/homeless polar bear] problem,” Obama told the crowd.
• Touchdown!: After much speculation, DirecTV subscribers will, in fact, be able to watch the third season of critically acclaimed, barely surviving drama Friday Night Lights starting Oct. 1. Other viewers can catch the episodes on NBC later this winter. During a presentation to journalists, Ben Silverman, the NBC honcho and savior of the show said he saw, “six or seven of you smile,” or as they’re also known: The total viewership of Friday Night Lights.
• Off the records: If you’re a celeb in Los Angeles, probably best to avoid seeking medical treatment at the UCLA Medical Center. An employee at the hospital was fired after leaking details of Farrah Fawcett‘s battle with cancer to the National Enquirer. This comes less than a month after over a dozen hospital employees were fired for snooping around Britney Spears‘ medical records.