Category: Pete Carroll

'Pete Carroll-ine': YouTube levity amid the USC vs. Seahawks maelstrom (Don't weep, USC, please don't!)

The Ministry (OK, me, CDZ at the Ministry) considers USC football coach Pete Carroll a celebrity in Los Angeles. And the Ministry is completely freaking out right now. (OK, it's me, I'm upset! And I'm the only one here right now! Humor me!)

So while USC fans sit and bite our nails and wait to find out if Uncle Pete is taking the Seattle Seahawks coaching job (don't even talk to me about the other guys), take a moment to watch the "Pete Carroll-ine" video embedded above -- it's bouncing around Twitter right now and it's goofy.

Enjoy this love letter to Pete Carroll -- and don't cry, OK? That's my job.

Remember, it could always be worse.

-- Christie D'Zurilla

P.S.: Read what Ted Green, Senior Sports Producer for KTLA Prime News, has to say at the Fabulous Forum about the effects of a move to Seattle on Pete's credibility. 

P.P.S.: Info on this video, from the USCSuperFans: "NOTE: We sang this way intentionally -- it's all part of the joke. I am sorry if you have been led to believe that these were our actual singing voices -- as I assure you they are not. We were not trying to sing this song for critical acclaim, just a dedication to the coach we love."

P.P.P.S.: Be afraid, Seattle. Be very afraid.

Related USC dispatches from the Ministry of Gossip (not that we're biased):

George Lopez leads USC's Spirit of Troy -- plus that funky band War

USC-UCLA 2009 is decided -- now it's UCLA vs. USC vs. 'Glee'

Overpaid actor Will Ferrell is also a nice guy: Ask Pete Carroll 

Plus, um, there's this one silly Tiger Woods post: 

Tiger Woods, delightfully tacky, yet unrefined (Caption this?)

Follow the Ministry of Gossip on Facebook and Twitter (we're @LATcelebs).

[POLL] USC-UCLA 2009 is decided -- now it's UCLA vs. USC vs. 'Glee'

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The Bruins and Trojans met Saturday night and, after a bit of a crowd kerfuffle on the field, the crosstown rivalry was settled for yet another year.

But this is Hollywood, and there's one last score to settle: UCLA versus USC versus the coaches, football players and cheerleaders of the Fox series "Glee."

[For the record: A previous version of this post said the teams met Friday night. Why did it say that? Because the Ministry clearly needed some sleep. The 2009 incarnation of the UCLA-USC game, which the Ministry did indeed watch, was played Saturday, Nov. 28, with a 7 p.m. kickoff.]

First, the players:

Vote for your faves -- and remember, there are more pics and polls (of coaches and cheerleaders) after the jump.

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Overpaid actor Will Ferrell is also a nice guy: Ask Pete Carroll

Willbark Will Ferrell is Hollywood's most overpaid actor, according to Forbes.com. He's got some good company too: Ewan McGregor, Tom Cruise and Billy Bob Thornton are in the Top 10.

But, hey, does the Ministry see Ewan or Tom or even Billy Bob dropping their names on a comedy event to help some of L.A.'s toughest neighborhoods? No, it does not. Will Ferrell, however, is hooking up with USC Coach Pete Carroll to do just that. 

One word: karma.

More on the event in a sec -- first, how did Will get the short end of the ROI stick? Forbes looked at actors who over the last five years had starred in at least three movies that opened in more than 500 theaters, figured out money out and money in, and then a bunch of math happened...

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