Mr. Pop Culture Report – September 1… Apple’s Newer Fruits… Odds Say Michael Douglas’ Days Are Numbered… Banned Hilton…

Although No One Is Saying It, Or Wants To Talk About It – Michael Douglas’ Days Are Numbered. So Say His Odds …

Battling stage-four throat cancer with rigorous chemotherapy and radiation, Michael Douglas appears on Letterman. He talked about his disease in a very candid interview on “Late Night.” Appearing gaunt, but healthy under the circumstances, the 65-year-old movie star was upbeat during his “Late Show” appearance. Letterman told Douglas he’d “never looked better.” Unfortunately – Michael is going to need a lot of luck. Stage 4 cancer is often a kiss of death. The appearance reminds Mr. Pop of the late Michael Landon – and his final appearance on Johnny Carson’s show.  He too, had stage four cancer at the time.

Paris Hilton was banned Wednesday from two Wynn resorts on the Las Vegas Strip, and her boyfriend was dismissed as a nightclub partner following their arrests in a vehicle that police said reeked of marijuana. Cy Waits was “separated” from his job after less than a week as top managing partner of the Tryst Nightclub at Wynn and XS The Nightclub at Encore.

Apple CEO Steve Jobs introduced a revamped Apple TV device, a new iPod line, an iTunes social network and updates to the operating system for the iPhone, iPod Touch and the iPad at Apple’s highly anticipated product launch event. Three new iPods were announced: an iPod Shuffle that ditches the previous no-button style in returning to a more classic look; a smaller iPod Nano that now has a touch screen but can no longer play video; and a thinner iPod Touch that has most of the features first introduced on the iPhone 4. The new iPods will be available next week. • Apple announced iTunes 10, available immediately, which comes with a new logo and a social music service called Ping that lets you see what your friends are listening to and make comments and recommendations.