BANTER WITH BEN AND LISA #70: Kardashian Drama, Kanye vs. Kimmel, Gravity, and Sneaky Children

This week on “Banter with Ben and Lisa,” we once again go to the listeners for our topics of banter. First up we discuss a nine-year-old who snuck his way onto a Delta flight across the country. Then it’s on to other pressing matters such as the Kris and Bruce Jenner breakup, Lamar Odom’s drug problems, and the Kanye West feud with Jimmy Kimmel. Oh, and of course we talk about Miley Cyrus on SNL, and later, we discuss the #1 movie at the box office, “Gravity.” And fear not: there’s more etiquette to be had from 1888. Come listen!

My Afternoon With Kobe Bryant

Last weekend I was invited to Kobe Bryant’s handprint and footprint ceremony at Grauman’s Chinese Theater in Hollywood, and I couldn’t have been more excited. Not only was it my first time attending such an event, but it was also the first time the legendary theater had honored an athlete. This was a momentous and historic occasion, and in an effort to document it, I happily borrowed my friend’s Flipcam (thanks, Phamtastic!) and headed over to the ceremony, not really sure what was in store for me. All I wanted was some sort of interaction with Kobe — whether it be a conversation or just a nod hello (but ideally a conversation, with the option of becoming best friends). I can assure you that I did have some success. It’s all in the video above.

I may be a Knicks fan through and through, but I was gladly “purp & yellow” that day.

AND WHATNOT: Two Impressive Reinterpretations of Kanye; Also, Taking Down Restaurant Websites, and A Homeless Man With An Amazing Voice

Starcasm: VIDEO Muppets perform Kanye West’s “Monster” (explicit)
Popbytes: GERARD BUTLER IS SO MANLY! GRAAAAAAH!!!
Never Said About Restaurant Websites: Never said about restaurant websites
Socialite Life: Kirk Cameron Brings His Crazy To Anderson Cooper ‘Mysterious Bird Death’ Segment
Movieline: Clash of the Titans, Jessica Alba Lead 2011 Razzie Shortlist
D-Listed: John Mellencamp And Meg Ryan Are Doing It After All
Weho Daily: Felony Charges for ‘Real Housewife’ Polo Lounge Attacker
LAist: Road Raging Ped Shoots Himself While Confronting Driver
Vulture: Meet the Homeless Man With the ‘Golden’ Radio-Ready Voice (kind of crazy)