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The “Real Housewives of OKC” lady brought Danny Glover to OKC for a fundraiser…

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This past weekend, Hollywood actor and registered weirdo Danny Glover visited Oklahoma City to promote a strange movie, tour local tornado damage and headline a fundraiser for tornado relief.

Because the story involved two things the local media craves – a name celebrity and disaster photo ops – they went out of their way to cover and promote Glover’s visit. Here’s a small sampling of all the local TV news coverage:

KFOR Channel 4 (NBC):

Hollywood celebrity visits tornado victims in Steelman Estates

Most of us probably know him from his starring roles in the Lethal Weapon movies.

But the 67-year-old actor with the trademark raspy voice is also widely known for his humanitarian efforts.

Sunday, Danny Glover, brought those efforts here to Oklahoma.

“I’ve had the opportunity and privilege to come out here and visit with those people most affected,” Glover said, while visiting families at Steelman Estates in Shawnee.

Glover was in town for a black tie reception and fundraiser at Gaillardia Country Club, with proceeds benefiting California Celebrities Oklahoma Disaster Relief Fund.

KWTV Channel 9 (CBS):

Actor Danny Glover Visits Tornado Victims In Oklahoma

A Hollywood star is in Oklahoma this weekend visiting with tornado victims.

Danny Glover, the star of the Lethal Weapon Movies, along with other films toured the damage in Bethel Acres.

Glover is in town for a fundraiser Sunday night, where part of the proceeds will go toward the “California Celebrities Oklahoma Disaster Relief Fund.” He tells News 9 he had a duty to be here.

KOKH Fox 25 (Fox):

Hollywood Actor Danny Glover Tours Tornado Damage in Oklahoma

Noted Hollywood actor and producer, Danny Glover makes a stop in Oklahoma to tour tornado damaged areas and help with tornado relief efforts.

“This is the first time that I’ve come to Oklahoma, and I’m here in service,” said Glover…

Glover also toured damage in Moore before making an appearance at Gaillardia Country Club in Oklahoma City for a tornado relief fundraiser.

“The State’s Most Trusted News” also got in on the action. They plagiarized text from the Channel 9 website while hat-tipping the story on the KOKH website:

The Oklahoman / NewsOK.com

A Hollywood star was in Oklahoma this weekend visiting with tornado victims.

Danny Glover, the star of the Lethal Weapon Movies, along with other films toured the damage in Bethel Acres.

Glover is in town for a fundraiser Sunday night, where part of the proceeds will go toward the “California Celebrities Oklahoma Disaster Relief Fund.”

First of all, thanks to Mr. Glover for taking the time to tour and visit the affected areas. It’s a nice gesture and we really do appreciate it.

That being said, what’s up with the “California Celebrities Disaster Relief Fund?” That’s a strange name. Usually when celebrities are involved with a fundraiser for a recent disaster, they donate the proceeds to an existing charity like the Red Cross, United Way or their own non-profit foundation. And if they do for some reason create a fund, they certainly don’t name it the “California Celebrities Disaster Relief Fund?” They’d name it “Project Hope” or “We Care” or something like that. “California Celebrities Disaster Relief Fund”sounds so suspicious that you’d think a Nigerian prince or Annette Colbert-Latham – the mastermind behind the “Real Housewives of Oklahoma City” – came up with it.

Oh wait. Annette Colbert-Latham did apparently come up with it. In fact, Danny Glover’s entire visit was planned and orchestrated by her. Here’s the invite she posted on her Facebook page. Prepare to be shocked:

Update: Gary England is out as News 9 Chief Meteorologist…

Maybe Kelly Ogle was onto something and the rapture is upon us.

Via an internal News 9 email, we have learned that Gary England’s final broadcast will be on Friday, August 30th. At that point, Lord England will accept a new role as “Vice President for Corporate Relations and Weather Development” for Griffin Communications. He will be replaced by David “Scream Chamber” Payne.

Here’s the email that Griffin Communications CEO David Griffin just sent to company staff:

Amanda Taylor is an American hero…

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In case you missed it, News 9 evening anchor Amanda Taylor saved a toddler from drowning this past weekend. It was all part of an investigative report at North Park Mall called “Grandmas who let their grandkids run rampant in public.”

Because News 9 would never hype a story like that and milk it for all it’s worth, here’s the astonishing video:

Kelly Ogle wants to know if we are living in Revelation…

Last night, News 9 ran a special report investigating whether or not we are living in Revelation. The report was brought to us by Kelly Ogle, because as this promo shows, he’s a real journalist who’s not afraid to ask the tough pandering questions for religious Oklahomans.

From News 9:

The Book of Revelation has been known for centuries as a prophecy of Jesus’ return to earth. A time of tribulation and ultimately the end of the world. Could earthquakes, tsunamis and political tension today be evidence of the predictions listed in the final book of the Bible?

I don’t know about you, but I’m already convinced. Earthquakes, tsunamis and political tension are all relatively new things and are obviously controlled by supernatural beings, so something must be up. News 9 went to a random pastor from Edmond to find out what in the Hell is going on:

Edmond’s Faith Bible Church Pastor Doctor Mark Hitchcock has written 25 books on Biblical prophecy. While he says we don’t know the day of God’s return, Hitchcock believes right now the stage is being set for the end times.

Hold on. The guy’s published 25 books (probably with Tate Publishing) on the Biblical prophecy but doesn’t know when the rapture is going to happen? That would be like writing 25 books about sex and not being able to find a G-spot.

I wonder what makes him think the stage is being set for end times. Global warming? Asteroids?? Oklahoma State being the preseason favorites in the Big 12???

No. He’s concerned about these three things:

Holy Mackerel! KFOR is giving away a fishing trip with Emily Sutton.

If you’ve ever wanted to spend a boring afternoon with Emily Sutton, today is your lucky day. KFOR has announced a contest where you can go fishing with the two time Ogle Madness champ.

Via KFOR:

Let’s go fishing! Emily Sutton loves to fish and we are giving you a chance to go fishing with her. Watch NewsChannel 4 at 6:00 am to find out more. One lucky winner will win a fishing trip with our NewsChannel 4 meteorologist Emily Sutton.

Fishing sucks. It’s about as fun as mowing the lawn, waiting in the doctor’s office or watching your girlfriend play Candy Crush. That being said, who wouldn’t want to spend a couple of hours in a pond hopper knocking back some cold tall boys with Emily Sutton. You could shoot the shit, identify cloud types, and maybe find out if she’s ever going to get her own Dominator.

So how do you win this fishing trip of a lifetime?

There is a catch (get it?). You will need to send us a photo of you fishing, holding a fish, or in the great outdoors.

Uhm, what??? KFOR really wants user-submitted pics of viewers fishing, holding a fish or enjoying the great outdoors? I’m sure that’s going to work out great. Just take a look at some of the pics from the Bare Knuckle Noodling Babes Facebook page: