December 7th, 2010
01:00 PM ET

Gotta Watch: Kettle charity, Pacino's sober decisions, kids get 'Urkeled'

What's in your kettle? There are still quite a few days left in the holiday season, and Salvation Army bell-ringers are receiving generous but unusual donations. A few days ago, it was reported that a rare coin was anonymously placed in a kettle in Dallas, and in Pennsylvania, the organization received a diamond ring and wedding band wrapped in a dollar bill.

'Dog Day Afternoon' without Al Pacino? It almost happened. On "Larry King Live," the legendary actor said he turned down the iconic role but reconsidered because he reread the script sober. Pacino looked back on his most celebrated roles, such as Tony Montana in "Scarface," and said few people realize that the line "Say hello to my little friend" came from Oliver Stone, who wrote the script.

And ... Michael Corleone speaks - What’s an Al Pacino interview without a question about the Corleones? Here, Pacino talks about why so many people relate to “The Godfather.” The clip is long, but it’s a must-see for Pacino fans.

You've been 'Urkeled': A middle school principal in Tennessee is calling out the fashion police on students wearing baggy pants. Offenders get their droopy drawers zip-tied so they look like nerdy Steve Urkel from the TV sitcom "Family Matters," and they have their photos posted on a wall of shame.

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  1. gordanfreeman

    Did you say kids in american schools are learning? Maybe if schools were teaching.

    December 7, 2010 at 3:39 pm | Report abuse |
    • A teacher

      I am a teacher who works very hard, and I know 90% of my colleagues are working just as hard. Sure there are 10% who don't, but they don't last long in the profession. Students constantly beat you down (metaphorically) and drain your energy. We should be applauding our teachers, not lumping them in with the 10% who don't deserve to be there.

      December 7, 2010 at 4:45 pm | Report abuse |
  2. IB6UB9

    I like how they show a South African Krugerrand and say it's a rare coin valued at 13-1400 dollars. haha, it's just a gold coin. They'll be lucky if it's not one of those fake Krugs made from tungsten or lead.

    December 7, 2010 at 3:59 pm | Report abuse |
  3. United Dreams

    Every one who dreams to play in a movie, welcome to site of the international project "United Dreams"!

    December 7, 2010 at 4:00 pm | Report abuse |
  4. LillyButterBottoms

    Here are the pro's and con's of Urkeling:
    – No undies showing
    – Fitting Pants

    – ppl get angry
    – ppl make assumptions

    December 7, 2010 at 4:05 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Mr. X

    Larry King is such a moron. His questions are horrible.

    December 7, 2010 at 4:06 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Pitt Cairn

    The baggy pants thing emulates prison garb. Great fashion statement. Great goal in life.

    December 7, 2010 at 4:46 pm | Report abuse |
  7. mitch

    December 7, 2010 at 5:04 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Ian

    December 7, 2010 at 5:06 pm | Report abuse |
  9. KD

    Gramma kept a BIG yellow ducky diaper pin in her purse and often asked what ever teen caught her eye if he' needed 'help' with his britches !,

    December 7, 2010 at 5:28 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jason


      December 7, 2010 at 11:16 pm | Report abuse |
  10. United Dreams

    Every one who dreams to play in a movie, welcome to site of the international project "United Dreams"!

    December 7, 2010 at 5:32 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Joe Mahma

    I thought that fossil retired?

    December 7, 2010 at 6:36 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Robert

    The school system I retired from would give letters of reprimand to teachers, administrators who did this as it would damage the students sefl esteem and infringe their rights.! This is what happens when a dress code is never enforced.

    December 7, 2010 at 6:55 pm | Report abuse |
  13. bama

    low rider pants will cause cold butts in the North.

    December 7, 2010 at 7:19 pm | Report abuse |
  14. no name

    I would like to shake this persons hand who has the guts to try and teach our youth the importance of looking good and professional. I know if they go into a place for employeement and have their pants down so you can see their behinds or underwear would not get a job from me.
    I would not let my children wear things like that and everyone is right that is an invitation to dress like a prisoner or a gang member.
    I do not understand children who want to dress like that anyway, because people do not show respect for you.

    December 7, 2010 at 7:42 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Shay

    I think it is cool what he did to that kids pants i think it is the most ugliest thing i have ever seen i really don't want to see someone's underwear, and it said RIGHT not white why does everything gotta always be a racist remark or a religion or political thing, anyways They should stop people wearing a mullet please! i mean we have all had some really bad fashion statements out there but the saggy pants is on of the worse.

    December 7, 2010 at 10:06 pm | Report abuse |
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