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Recipe by Deirdre Imus, The Imus Ranch: Cooking for Kids and Cowboys- Penne Primavera with Cream Sauce - The tender-crisp crunch of fresh vegetables adds not only healthy nutrition but also texture to this creamy pasta dish.  Serve it with a crisp side salad.

Walnuts inhibit cancer development, slow its growth, and kill cancer cells - If you're nuts about walnuts, you could be doing your health a huge favor.

Education, healthy lifestyle can help stop or slow dementia, study says - The risk of developing dementia is decreasing for people with at least a high school education, says a new study that suggests that changes in lifestyle and improvements in physical health can help prevent or delay cognitive decline.

As Zika spreads, scientists race to learn more about virus -  In 2007, physicians working on a remote island in the western Pacific Ocean reported an outbreak of an illness with flu-like symptoms similar to dengue fever, a debilitating viral disease transmitted by mosquitoes and well documented since the 18th century. 

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Some We Love, Some We Hate, Some We Eat: Why It's So Hard to Think Straight About Animals - Hal Herzog, a maverick scientist and leader in the field of anthrozoology offers a controversial, thought-provoking, and unprecedented exploration of the psychology behind the inconsistent and often paradoxical ways we think, feel, and behave towards animals.


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Daytona backs up promise to install SAFER barriers everywhere - Two hours after Kyle Busch slammed into a concrete wall last February at Daytona International Speedway, track president Joie Chitwood III made a stunning vow.
Howard's Future in Houston Uncertain as Rockets Look at Trades - The Houston Rockets, who enter the All-Star break one of the NBA’s most disappointing teams at 27-28 overall, have begun contacting teams about a potential trade of veteran big man Dwight Howard
Kevin Randleman Dies at Age 44 - Former UFC heavyweight champion Kevin Randleman died Thursday night at age 44.
Cameron Smith Fires Early at Pebble Beach - Australia’s Cameron Smith is in a tie for second after the first round of the Pebble Beach Pro-Am.
Los Angeles Kings fall behind quickly in 5-2 loss to New York Islanders - The Kings came up short Thursday night in a 5-2 loss to the New York Islanders at Barclays Center and equally short in trying to explain their inconsistency.
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    Tuesday
    Jul162013

    The Great Lyle Lovett!

    6:05:00 a.m. –     Singer, songwriter, actor, horse breeder, and TRUE gentleman the GREAT Lyle Lovett is in studio this morning, and…it simply does NOT get better than that.  He is here with legendary drummer Russ Kunkle, who, by himself, would be an amazing musical guest, but the two of them together is what you would technically call ‘An Embarrassment Of Riches’.  Are we gushing?  Yes.  But if it’s wrong to have a full-on ‘Man Crush’ for Lyle Lovett…then we don’t want to be right.

    WE ADMIT…WE’VE GOT THIS PHOTO UNDER OUR BED.  DON’T JUDGE.

    6:10:17 a.m. – We discover, during a discussion of tonight’s MLB All-Star Game that the I-Man is… A Big Chris Berman fan?  Really?  Questions immediately spring to mind:  “How?”  “Why?”   The Imus answer:  “He’s fat…and I like him.”   We never knew that was the main criteria for the Boss to be fond of you.  If that were the only requirement…he must absolutely ADORE  Rob.

    “GOD, I LOVE THE I-MAN!”

    6:40:18 a.m. –  Carl, ‘Two Questions’ Jeffers is on, and shares a story about a recent incident he had on a ‘Red-Eye’ flight, on which he had a SEVERE attack of Vertigo.  As Carl described the ordeal, it’s a total loss of the sense of balance, you are completely unsure of your physical stability, an unsettling, disquieting sensation of helplessness… the feeling of not literally knowing, ‘Which way is up?’   Which, here on the Imus in the Morning program, we call ‘Monday Morning.’

    UNUSUAL, YET FASCINATING PHENOMENON:  STARE AT THIS PICTURE FOR A LITTLE WHILE, AND YOU CAN ACTUALLY HEAR CARL JEFFERS TALKING

    7:05:57 a.m. –  A woman sends an email to Imus, upset that the I-Man and D-Woman don’t personally sign the THOUSANDS  of ‘Thank You’ letters they send for every donation made to the Imus Ranch For Kids With Cancer.  Considering she is complaining to a man who is battling cancer, has breathing issues that require the use of bottled oxygen as he spends every summer at 7000 feet above sea level and does a radio program requiring him to get up at 2 o’clock in the morning Mountain Time, (and has done so for the past 15 years) we think you could file this one under ‘What The Hell Was She Thinking?’  Sign THIS, you old bag.  It’s a ‘Do Not Resuscitate’ order. 

    “THANK YOU FOR YOUR DONATION.  NOW, PLEASE DIE.

    VERY SINCERELY YOURS, DON IMUS.”

    7:17:42 a.m. –   Dagen reveals that, due to Lyle Lovett’s presence in our studio this morning, she went all out to get ‘Prettified’ for him.  A process that included her pulling her ‘back fat’ around to the front to create faux cleavage.  Um…thanks Dagen.  We think.

    DAGEN, SIMULATING WHAT GOD FAILED TO PROVIDE (OKAY, OKAY, YOU GOT US, WE’RE JUST MESSING WITH YOU, THIS IS ACTUALLY THE BACKSIDE OF OUR PLUMBER’S PANTS AFTER HE RIPPED A HOLE IN THEM

    7:27:13 a.m. -  The I-Man sent Nat an email, disappointed in the studio audience our Stage Manager has assembled to watch Lyle’s first performance this morning, of “Don’t Touch My Hat” off his very fine new album “RELEASE ME” so for his second, song, “Natural Forces”, Nat has doubled the size of the crowd…we believe…by ‘cloning’.  Now we know why Jeff Wilpon was so quick to provide Candido with tickets for tonight’s All Star Game. 

    QUICK!  NAT!  DO YOUR MAGIC!

    7:40:17 a.m. – Tim McCarver, former Major Leaguer and Sportscaster Extraordinaire, is on to discuss tonight's All-Star Game.   During the interview, he reveals that he is retiring after this year’s season, which is sad for everyone who looked forward to hearing his voice calling the games.  Fortunately, you can still hear his golden-throated pipes sing ‘On A Clear Day’ on his album, which, we believe was ‘certified lead’ by the RIAA.

    THIS RECORD HAS REPLACED ‘DON’T WORRY, BE HAPPY’

    ON GUANTANAMO BAY’S I-POD PLAYLIST

    8:05:17 A.M. – It’s reported that the Pope has a new ‘Ride’, a Ford Focus, a car which, in the I-Man’s opinion, desperately needs to be ‘Pimped’. Not that the Holy Father is going to be out  ‘Cruising for Chicks’ on Saturday Night, but you would think that, given the flamboyance of the position, and the florid outfits of the papacy, he’d have a somewhat flashier set of wheels. Although his vow of celibacy would preclude him riding around with the top down in his Benzo, Imus, whose long-time condemnation of the sexual abuse scandals in the Catholic Church is legendary, offers that a more appropriate vehicle for the Pope might be… an ‘Ice Cream Truck’.  Yes, he did ‘go there’…and yes, he IS ‘going to hell.’

    “IS THAT A VANILLA CONE IN YOUR POCKET?  OR ARE YOU JUST…BLESSED?”

    8:40:01 A.M. -  Lyle Lovett and Russ Kunkle finish the program as they started, with two unbelievably great tunes from Lyle’s new record, RELEASE ME.         The I-Man welcomes Lyle back ‘Anytime’.  And it’s not that phony kind of offer, you know, ‘Hey, the door’s always open’…kind of deal you really don’t mean, you’re just trying to be polite…and dammit if the bastard doesn’t show up, making you have to come up with some excuse about how you are just about to go in for Cataract surgery…Imus genuinely MEANS it.  “I’m serious…don’t even call, just show up…we’ll throw somebody else off…we don’t care.”   We’re down for that.  Maybe on a morning when Terry Francona or Bethenny Frankel is a guest…not that they ever will be booked again…but…you get the drift.

    “UM…LYLE LOVETT JUST SHOWED UP…GET OUT.”

     

    VIDEO OF THE DAY

    IN OUR DESPERATE ATTEMPT TO FIND OUT JUST EXACTLY WHY THE I-MAN HAS SUCH AN AFFINITY FOR CHRIS BERMAN, (WE DON’T THINK THE ‘FAT’ THING IS REALLY ENOUGH) WE HAVE UNEARTHED A CLIP THAT MIGHT SHED SOME LIGHT ON THE MYSTERY.  UPON VIEWING SAID CLIP, WE CAN KINDA SEE WHERE THEY MIGHT BE KINDRED SPIRITS:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3TLG_LtWhj4