Top Story! Weekly for the Week Ending Sunday, October 31, 2010

President Obama told a rally Saturday that if Republicans prevailed in Tuesday’s midterm elections, the progress of his first two years in office could be rolled back. Democrats responded by asking if they could roll back an extra year, so they could vote for Hillary Clinton.

U.S. security officials went on high alert on Friday after authorities intercepted two explosive-filled packages that were en route to two Chicago synagogues. The incident failed to concern Chicago residents, however, who are immune to bombs after watching the Cubs bomb since 1908.

On Monday, Sony announced they have ceased production of the Sony Walkman. Sony’s announcement first lasted for about 20 minutes, then was flipped over and went on for another 20 minutes.
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Watch “JCVD’s H” from Top Story! Weekly Episode 75: “2 Damn High”

Jean-Claude Van Damme takes on his toughest opponent - his own heart!

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JCVD’S H by Dave Ciaccio - from Top Story! Weekly Episode 75: “2 Damn High”

Starring Phillip Wilburn (Jean-Claude Van Damme), Kipleigh Brown (Doctor), Christopher Biewer (Nurse) and Tommy Bechtold (Jean-Claude Van Damme’s Heart)

Directed by Michael Hughes

Watch “Two Million for Juan” from Top Story! Weekly Episode 75: “2 Damn High”

After being fired from NPR, Juan Williams has a new gig at Fox News - but his Fox cohorts don’t seem as welcoming as he might have hoped!

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TWO MILLION FOR JUAN by Gregg Lopez - from Top Story! Weekly Episode 75: “2 Damn High”

Starring Amy Paffrath (Megyn Kelly), Jason Kelley (Juan Williams), Brian Vestal (Chris Wallace) and Gregg Lopez (Jason Bentley)

Directed by Michael Hughes

Watch “I Believe I Can Fly” from Top Story! Weekly Episode 75: “2 Damn High”

News that rapper T.I. talks a suicidal man off a building inspires T.I.’s biggest fan’s own plan to meet his idol!

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I BELIEVE I CAN FLY by Stephanie Chan - from Top Story! Weekly Episode 75: “2 Damn High”

Starring Gregg Lopez (Todd), Shannon Ayers (Susan), Christopher Biewer (Cop), <Tommy Bechtold (Cop), Brian Vestal (Eminem), and Jason Kelley (R. Kelly)

Directed by Michael Hughes

Watch “Russell Getting Married” from Top Story! Weekly Episode 75: “2 Damn High”

It may be the day he’s marrying Katy Perry in India - but Russell Brand still can’t turn it off!

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RUSSELL GETTING MARRIED by Matt Moore - from Top Story! Weekly Episode 75: “2 Damn High”

Starring , Matt Moore (Russell Brand), Amy Paffrath (Katy Perry), Christopher Biewer (Minister), Phillip Wilburn (Keith Hudson), Kipleigh Brown (Barbara Brand), Tommy Bechtold (Dancer), Brian Vestal (Dancer), Shannon Ayers (Dancer), Gregg Lopez (Dancer) and Jason Kelley (Snoop Dogg)

Directed by Michael Hughes

Choreography by Brian Vestal

Watch the Top Story! Weekly Report from Top Story! Weekly Episode 75: “2 Damn High”

This edition of the Top Story! Weekly Report is loaded with guest stars - Jodie Foster! Tiger Woods! That twelve-year-old kid who got punched by Justin Bieber in a laser tag game! NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell explaining more new rules to make the game safer! And straight from his wedding in India to Katy Perry to deliver the entertainment news - Russell Brand!!

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THE TOP STORY! WEEKLY REPORT by Andie Bolt, Tamra Brown, Brandon Burkhart, Shawn Carlow, Christian Correa, Bryan DeGuire, Erich Eilenberger, Andy Harris, Jeff Hawkins, Michael Hughes, Markus Kublin, Matt Manser, John McNamee, Jared Moscowitz, Andy Nordvall, Dennis Oliver, Rick Paulas, Andrew Payne, Jonathan Peters, Phil Ranta, Dan Reber, Faryl Saliman Reingold, Josh Snyder and Dave Swan - from Top Story! Weekly Episode 75: “2 Damn High”

Starring Amy Paffrath (Anchor), Kipleigh Brown (Anchor), Matt Moore (Russell Brand), Phillip Wilburn (Anchor), Brian Vestal (Roger Goodell), Tommy Bechtold (Chilean Miner), Gregg Lopez (Vatican Priest), Shannon Ayers (Jodie Foster), Christopher Biewer (12-Year-Old Boy Who Justin Bieber Punched) and Jason Kelley (Tiger Woods)

Directed by Kristina Adelmeyer

Watch “2 Damn High” from Top Story! Weekly Episode 75: “2 Damn High”

Are you a New Yorker who wants to move into an apartment you can’t afford, get rid of an annoying mountain, or marry a shoe? Then Jimmy McMillan is the candidate for you!

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2 DAMN HIGH by Michael Hughes - from Top Story! Weekly Episode 75: “2 Damn High”

Starring Tommy Bechtold (Chad), Shannon Ayers (Heather), Kipleigh Brown (Rosalyn), Jason Kelley (Jimmy McMillan) and Gregg Lopez (Bennie)

Directed by Michael Hughes

Watch “Empire State of High” from Top Story! Weekly Episode 75: “2 Damn High”

When Andrew Cuomo and even Carl Paladino prove too dull in a New York gubernatorial debate, Larry King brings out one candidate who’s bound to liven things up -Jimmy McMillan from the Rent Is Too Damn High Party!

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EMPIRE STATE OF HIGH by Andrew Payne and Joel Anderson - from Top Story! Weekly Episode 75: “2 Damn High”

Starring Phillip Wilburn (Larry King), Matt Moore (Andrew Cuomo), Tommy Bechtold (Carl Paladino) and Jason Kelley (Jimmy McMillan)

Directed by Michael Hughes

Watch “Campaign to the Future” from Top Story! Weekly Episode 75: “2 Damn High”

Negative campaign ads have come to the mayoral campaign of Hill Valley, California - and for Mayor Goldie Wilson, there’s no going back to the future!

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CAMPAIGN TO THE FUTURE by Phillip Wilburn - from Top Story! Weekly Episode 75: “2 Damn High”

Starring Phillip Wilburn (Bill Tannen)

Directed by Phillip Wilburn

Watch “Show and Tell” from Top Story! Weekly Episode 74: “What Happens In a Chilean Copper Mine…”

With the courts overturning the US military’s “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell” policy, it turns out the armed forces are a lot gayer than anyone imagined!

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SHOW AND TELL by Jacob Harper - from Top Story! Weekly Episode 74: “What Happens In a Chilean Copper Mine…”

Starring Tommy Bechtold (Sarge), Christopher Biewer (Jeffords), Brent Pope (Henderson), Brian Vestal (Daniels) and Phillip Wilburn (Meyers)

Directed by Kristina Adelmeyer