Guess what just became the coolest show on television:
LOS ANGELES, California (AP) -- Tom Selleck, who reigned in Hawaii as "Magnum, P.I.," is getting ready to take over "Las Vegas."
Selleck will join the cast of the NBC drama next season, playing a billionaire with a mysterious past who becomes the new owner of the show's centerpiece hotel, the Montecito Resort & Casino, the network said Wednesday.
Excellent. And you know what needs to be the first scene of the season premiere this fall? Two white-jacket-clad valets are standing out in the front portico of the Montecito chatting idly about who the new owner of the casino will be, when all of a sudden a rosso corsa Ferrari F430 Spider flies up the driveway and shrieks to a halt right in front of where the valets are standing. Selleck gets out of the car and flips the keys to one of the awestruck valets and says, "Take good care of it." As he strides into the lobby, one of the valets whispers to the other, "Who's that guy?" Cut to Selleck, about to walk through the revolving door, who turns and gives his patented Magnum, P.I. eyebrow-pop to the camera. Roll credits.
Anyway, I hereby issue my early nomination of Tom Selleck to Time's list of the "100 Most Influential People in the World," 2008. Certainly I'd rather have him on there than Rosie O'Donnell.