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John McEnroe Joins Forces With Kristin Chenoweth And Judah Friedlander To Promote US Open

US Open tickets promotion

Kristin Chenoweth and 30 Rock actor Judah Friedlander joined four-time US Open champion John McEnroe in Times Square on Monday to promote the first time tickets for the U.S. Open have become available online!

The trio of celebs posed for pics next to a GIANT tennis racket and participated in a target challenge with a goal of hitting the most US Open targets across the net in 30 seconds.

McEnroe first faced off against the 30 Rock comedian who, believe it or not, hit more targets then the former tennis pro! After cheating of course. Ha!

The comedian stood inches away from the net and managed to hit 9 targets to McEnroe's 6, prompting the tennis great to demand a rematch, saying:

"That is not a good thing. He did cheat, but it was smart. I didn’t think of that. My best shot is a volley, so I have to demand a rematch."

Friedlander, who is a self-described "world champion" of the sport, goes to the US Open every year, but unfortunately has been banned from playing, explaining:

"As the world champion, I am the greatest athlete in the world, but I am banned from any sport. Tennis, may be my best sport, banned internationally because I serve too hard, which is why I am not playing at the US Open this year or last year or next year. But it is a great sport, so I am here to help out."

Too bad! We'd love to see him compete against Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer!

Want to go to the 2011 US Open this summer? Click here to conveniently purchase tickets online for the big tennis event taking place in Flushing, New York between August 27-31!

Plus, check out more pics of the celebrities at the NYC event below!

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Barbara Walters Feels Bad For Sarah Palin

barbara walters feels bad for sarah palin

While we're sure there are A LOT of people out there who don't feel this way and will probably not be happy to read this, it looks like Barbara Walters feels bad for Sarah Palin.

Earlier today on The View, Barbara spoke about Palin's 'crosshair' ad campaign, and how she feels that Sarah isn't responsible for the shooting in Arizona (although she does admit that Palin was wrong for creating the campaign in the first place).

Here's what Barbara had to say about it:

“I’m feeling bad for Sarah Palin because I don’t think that’s what she should have said, and certainly crosshairs are very scary. This is a deranged young man. This is a Timothy McVeigh. Whether this happened because there is violence – too much commentary, too much violence as you say we’ve talked about. Sometimes we do it here we get so angry.”

“Whether that speared him on or whether he is just a very sick person, we don’t know. We don’t know what his motives are and we can hope that all the vitriol calms down. But to blame Sarah Palin as some are doing I think is very unfair to her. She issued a statement offering her condolences and hasn’t said more. But I don’t think this is the time now to start finding – you should excuse me – other targets to blame.”

As we said before, we think what Sarah Palin did was shameful and appalling.

What do U think?

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