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Celebritology 2.0: May 14, 2006 - May 20, 2006

The Brangelina Baby Name Game

Jolie with the "Today Show's" Ann Curry in April. (AP/NBC News) With a rumored due date of May 18, baby Brangelina could arrive any minute now. Hordes of paparazzi are in place outside the Namibian compound where soon-to-be parents Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt plan to welcome the bundle of joy. It's likely they'll keep the newborn away from telephoto lenses since they reportedly pre-sold the first pix of the baby to Us Weekly for 2.6 million pounds (with the money reportedly going to UNICEF). A few weeks back, it was rumored that Jolie plans to name the baby -- boy or girl -- "Africa" in honor of the place so beloved by mom and dad. Though I understand the sentimental gesture inherent in the name, I would like Brad and Angie to consider some alternatives. Africa is a wonderful name... for a continent. But when it comes to...

By Liz Kelly  | May 19, 2006; 10:43 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (139)
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Morning Mix: Heather Locklear, David Spade Split Up

Headlines: Odd couple Heather Locklear and David Spade split up... Britney practicing her rap skills for new album; almost drops baby Sean Preston... Lindsay Lohan says monogamy isn't for her... Madonna says she married Guy Ritchie for the wrong reasons... Mischa Barton's "O.C." character killed off... Scarlett Johansson to play jewel thief in new film... Jack Osbourne (20) to write autobiography... Janet Jackson celebrates 40th birthday... Students pelt Ricky Gervais ("The Office," "Extras") with water balloons... Johnny Van Zant (Lynyrd Skynyrd) has appendix removed in emergency operation. Rumor Mill: J.Lo pregnancy rumors gaining momentum... Sheryl Crow dating John Stamos... Mariah Carey linked to mafia honcho... Kate Moss dating British MTV presenter Russell Brand....

By Liz Kelly  | May 19, 2006; 8:44 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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Audrey Tautou, Reluctant Star

Audrey Tautou with Tom Hanks in a scene from the upcoming "Da Vinci Code." (AP/Sony Pictures) Let it be known that Audrey Tautou is the cutest thing since Monchichi (And Monchichi are way cuter than My Little Pony, Smurfs and Cuppycake combined). I have a total girl crush on her (also known as idolspizing). She is tres cool and a quirky, subtle, irrepressible presence in movies like "Amelie" and "Dirty Pretty Things." And, with her starring role opposite Tom Hanks in the mega-anticipated "Da Vinci Code" movie, some would say Tautou's on track to not only cross over the Atlantic from her native France, but cross over from indie darling to full-fledged Hollywood It Girl. There's just one tiny little catch, Tautou has had enough and says she's considering an early retirement from acting in favor of a quieter lifestyle. We hear you, Audrey. This is completely understandable considering...

By Liz Kelly  | May 18, 2006; 10:46 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Morning Mix: Brangelina to Debut Line of Housewares

Headlines: Brangelina working on line of African housewares; Pitt family denies rift with Jolie... Jessica Simpson's assistant (recently seen partying with Nick Lachey) resigns... Pink asks Queen Elizabeth to end use of fur hats on palace guards... Bill Clinton penning a second book; Al Gore debuts global warming film... Psychic Uri Geller claims Elvis contacted him about buying house... Paul McCartney could lose a quarter of his estimated 825 million pounds in divorce... Colin Farrell, Ewan McGregor to star in new Woody Allen film... Fans commission "Barney Fife" statue to honor Don Knotts. Rumor Mill: "Celebrity Death Match" returning to MTV. Up first: Paris vs. Nicole... Bruce Willis spotted lingerie shopping with co-star Tamara Feldman... Jennifer Aniston says she won't return to TV... Ashlee Simpson heckled at baseball game... Johnny Depp breaks in shoes for Keith Richards. Hunh?...

By Liz Kelly  | May 18, 2006; 8:41 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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Richie Sambora, Available?

(Courtesy People magazine) I was kind of rooting for the budding romance between Denise Richards and Richie Sambora. If published reports are to be believed, both seem to have been on the losing end in their previous relationships. Richards recently left husband Charlie Sheen for the second time, citing his abuse of Internet porn, gambling and drug use. Sambora basically found out his marriage to Heather Locklear (one of Richards' best friends) was at an end from a reporter. So when Richards and Sambora were snapped snogging on a California balcony, well, who could really blame them for seeking comfort and refuge in each other's arms? Are you really betraying your best friend if she's already started divorce proceedings? Apparently so, according to Locklear's new love, David Spade. At this point in the narrative, Richards and Sambora have officially become star-crossed lovers and, therefore, destiny dictates they will live...

By Liz Kelly  | May 17, 2006; 10:43 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (12)
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Morning Mix: Paul McCartney, Wife Splitting

Headlines: Paul McCartney and second wife Heather Mills separating... Isaac Hayes and wife welcome new baby boy (No, they did not name him "Chef")... Nicole Kidman confirms her engagement to country crooner Keith Urban... Mariah Carey, Christina Aguilera trade insults... Dave Navarro insists he's not gay, but says he'd choose Johnny Depp if he had to sleep with a man... Johnny Carson's California home sells for $42 million. Rumor Mill: Is new mom Katie Holmes depressed?... Nicole Richie and Adam (DJ AM) Goldstein split again... Paris Hilton, Lindsay Lohan clash at club... Was Britney caught endangering Sean Preston again?... Babyshambles frontman Pete Doherty squirts MTV camera crew with syringe full of blood... Mandy Moore dismisses Valderrama's claims as "lies"... Harold Ramis in talks to produce new "Ghostbusters", without Bill Murray. DaVinci Decoded: From how GPS functions to myths about albinos, Howstuffworks.com takes apart the "DaVinci Code" to separate science fact...

By Liz Kelly  | May 17, 2006; 8:40 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
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Madonna: One Trick Pony?

(Courtesy W magazine) Today my June issue of W magazine, featuring a 58-page "Madonna Rides Again" photo spread, arrived. The pop star (who took a nasty tumble from a horse last year) is photographed wearing a bridle, topless brandishing a crop, lying back on a seemingly dead horse enjoying a smoke (Red kabbalah bracelet? Present!), pulling a horse's tail -- think Bette Page meets "National Velvet" and you've about got the right mix. So, of course my first thought was "how old is she?" (47) because she's in ridiculously good shape for a mother of two (just check out her back in the topless pic above) who has been racking up hits since I was in junior high. My second thought was "what's with the freaky horse love?" My third thought was ambivalence -- ya, she looks great but I don't really feel like I'm seeing a new side...

By Liz Kelly  | May 16, 2006; 10:43 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (37)
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Morning Mix: Britney Gives Up Kabbalah

Headlines: Britney Spears gives up Kabbalah... Thieves steal Paris Hilton's Mother's Day gifts... Sorry Denise, Richie Sambora insists he's single... Eva Longoria tops Maxim's Hot 100 list... Psychic Uri Geller buys Elvis's home... Morgan Freeman awarded honorary degree from Mississippi's Delta State University... Alanis Morissette angry about developing breasts... Steve Carell sprains ankle while filming sequel to "Bruce Almighty"... Vietnam indefinitely delays Gary Glitter's appeal hearing (the former rocker was sentenced to three years in prison for molestation)... Rumor Mill: Stavros Niarchos wants Paris Hilton back; Lindsay Lohan spends time with Hilton ex Paris Latsis... Ja Rule and entourage kicked out of Manhattan nightclub after slapping incident... "Cleaning the toilet does not disgust me. I find it a thing of beauty. I get right into that toilet with my little scrubber and I scrub it. I never wear gloves." -- Moby Happy Birthday to: Tori Spelling (1973)...

By Liz Kelly  | May 16, 2006; 8:38 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Hair-Raising Celebrity Fetishes

The cult of celebrity has been known to inspire strange behavior in otherwise normal folk. From collectors of movie star postcards to Elvis impersonators and autograph hounds (fyi, Autograph Collector magazine recently named Johnny Depp the best signer), celebrity fetishism is no longer all that outré. John Reznikoff, celebrity hair collector. (Photo courtesy John Reznikoff) But this morning when I read about John Reznikoff's collection, even I wrinkled my nose and uttered a little "Ewww." Reznikoff, you see, holds the Guinness World Record for the "largest and most valuable collection of celebrity hair." Yes, hair. Now, putting aside all sorts of fascinating details (like where did he get this hair? How does he store it? How much hair constitutes a genuine sample -- just one strand or must it be a lock and how does he trace the authenticity?), why hair? According to a February interview with Maxim magazine, Reznikoff...

By Liz Kelly  | May 15, 2006; 10:48 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Morning Mix: DMX Arrested in London

Headlines: Rapper DMX arrested at London's Heathrow Airport (trend?)... Charlie and Denise now hoping to settle divorce quietly, amicably... Spice Girl Geri Halliwell gives birth to baby girl... Britney Spears still working on new album... Jennifer Aniston blames "Friends" for tepid movie career... George Michael falls asleep at the wheel again (with pictures)... Paris Hilton pens song about "jealous" Nicole Richie... Susan Sarandon spends Mothers Day protesting Iraq war with Cindy Sheehan... Jerry Lewis plans July return to Vegas act... Psychic says Kurt Cobain was a 16th century murderer... Tina Fey headed to NBC's primetime line-up this fall... Alice Cooper gets key to namesake North Dakota city....

By Liz Kelly  | May 15, 2006; 8:43 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
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