Jay Leno should watch his back.
A day after David Letterman went on the air to make fun of a death threat against him, fellow late night talk host Craig Ferguson told a few jokes about receiving an envelope of white powder that turned out to be harmless.
"Today someone sent an envelope packed with white powder to the show," said Ferguson, the host of "The Late Late Show." "I offered to test it, but they said 'no.'"
The taping went on as scheduled after the show received a threatening letter sent to Ferguson. Los Angeles Police Det. Gus Villanueva declined to discuss the nature of the threat against the talk show host, saying only that it was sent from overseas.
Laura Eimiller, spokeswoman for the FBI's Los Angeles office, told E! Online investigators will look into a possible link between the Letterman and Ferguson threats, but added, "It would be too early to link these incidents."
The Letterman threat was posed in the form of a diatribe on a website that is a so-called "clearing house for al-Qaida material." Its author supposedly was angry over a "Late Show" joke. Letterman responded on Monday's show by cracking more jokes.
A day later, Ferguson's "Late Late Show" received a letter containing a powdery substance feared to be anthrax. Two people at CBS Television City, where the show is filmed, were temporarily held in isolation after being exposed to the powder around 3 p.m. They were released after a hazardous
WINEHOUSE BREAKING RECORDS: Amy Winehouse is still hitting music milestones after her untimely death last month.
Britain's Official Charts Company says Winehouse's Grammy Award-winning "Back to Black" has become the best-selling album in the U.K. in the 21st century. The company, which tracks music sales in the U.K., said Wednesday that "Back to Black" overtook James Blunt's 2005 debut album to claim the title this week.
Winehouse's second album jumped to No. 1 spot shortly after the soul singer was found dead in her London townhouse July 23. An initial post-mortem failed to determine cause of death, and Winehouse's family said Tuesday that toxicology tests showed she had no illegal drugs in her system when she died. An inquest into Winehouse's death begins in October.
IT'S NOT EXACTLY NIAGARA FALLS: Former Oakland Athletic Nick Swisher and "Better For You" actress JoAnna Garcia are taking an unconventional honeymoon -- to Afghanistan.
The pair married in December in West Palm Beach, Fla. and are finally getting around to planning their honeymoon for sometime after the baseball season. Swisher, who now plays for the New York Yankees, told the New York Post: "Three military officers came to the Yankee locker room and asked if any of us would like to visit the troops. My hand went straight up, I said, 'I'm in.' I knew JoAnna would want to go. It will be our first trip since we got married."
Let's hope the bridal registry included lots of armor.
"We are both really looking forward to visiting the troops," said Garcia, 31. "Yes, it isn't a traditional honeymoon, but it is something we both feel strongly about."
Slugger Swisher told the Post why they both felt so compelled. "I come from a military family ... and no matter what your views are, these men and women are out there risking everything for us. I realize how fortunate I have been, so I like to give back at every opportunity I can."
Great. Can you bring your bat back to the A's?
Garcia said they might stop in Europe on their way back.
SOMEBODY KNEW SOMETHING: With Jimmy Fallon scheduled to make a "Saturday Night Live" return Dec. 17, the writers might have seen this coming.
During a clip in the December 1998 Christmas show, Fallon played the "Ghost of Host Future" showing that episode's host Alec Baldwin a world where Fallon one day would host the show as an "SNL" alum. "Apparently I become a huge star in the future, and I host the show in 2011, come see!"
The six-year "SNL" vet will host just a few days past his 13-year-old prediction.
Today is Thursday, Aug. 25, the 237th day of 2011. There are 128 days left in the year.
1916: The National Park Service was established within the Department of the Interior.
1944: Paris was liberated by Allied forces after four years of Nazi occupation.
1958: President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed a measure providing pensions for former U.S. presidents and their widows.
1981: The U.S. spacecraft Voyager 2 came within 63,000 miles of Saturn's cloud cover.
1985: Samantha Smith, 13, the schoolgirl whose letter to Yuri Andropov resulted in her peace tour of the Soviet Union, died with her father in an airliner crash in Auburn, Maine.
2001: R&B singer Aaliyah was killed with eight others in a plane crash in the Bahamas; she was 22.
2009: Sen. Edward M. Kennedy died at age 77 in Hyannis Port, Mass.
Game show host Monty Hall (90), actor Sean Connery (81), talk show host Regis Philbin (80), actor Tom Skerritt (78), jazz musician Wayne Shorter (78), movie director Hugh Hudson (75), movie director John Badham (72), R&B singer Walter Williams of the O'Jays (69), rock singer Gene Simmons (62), rock singer Elvis Costello (57), movie director Tim Burton (53), country singer Billy Ray Cyrus (50), rock musician Vivian Campbell of Def Leppard (49), actor Blair Underwood (47), rap DJ Terminator X of Public Enemy (45), alternative country singer Jeff Tweedy of Wilco (44), television chef Rachael Ray (43), country singer Jo Dee Messina (41), model Claudia Schiffer (41), actress Rachel Bilson (30), actress Blake Lively (24).
-- Associated Press