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Celebritology 2.0: June 18, 2006 - June 24, 2006

Vote for the Best Celeb Honor

Last Friday I asked you to submit ideas for a recurring honor that Celebritology can award to a lucky star (or stars) each year. The response was big, the ideas good and the selection tough. So tough, in fact, that I'm going to ask you to weigh in again -- this time by voting for what you consider the best idea. Then we'll add your vote to those of a few in-house heavyhitters to decide what our honor, or honors, will be. Polls will be open till Sunday at midnight ET. Vote early, vote once and pass it on. Some great ones that didn't make the cut for various reasons: -- Most inappropriate facial hair displayed in the presence of young children (really only a couple good candidates). -- Most frequent winner of meaningless awards (quantitative, not qualitative). -- Of the group of babies recently born to celebrities, the one...

By Liz Kelly  | June 23, 2006; 10:45 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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Friday Morning Mix

Headlines: Britney dyes her hair black!*... Paparazzo arrested after trying to photograph Angelina Jolie's son outside daycare center... Katharine McPhee says she battled bulimia... Comedy Central to roast William Shatner in August... Rihanna to appear on "All My Children"... Tori Spelling rushes home to sick father... Andy Warhol's silver wig (complete with toupee tape) sells for $10,800... Rob Lowe gets OK to build massive California estate... Reese Witherspoon suing Star magazine for pregnancy story... Arizona police say DMX had concealed gun... Selma Blair, Ahmet Zappa divorcing... *More Britney Fashion Commentary: The Post's Robin Givhan turns her attention to Spears' image in today's Oops, Again and Again: Pregnancy cleavage can be a beautiful development, but serving up one's bosom like melons at a picnic is aggressively self-indulgent, enormously distracting and, unless you're auditioning for a spread in Penthouse, unnecessarily vulgar....

By Liz Kelly  | June 23, 2006; 8:44 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
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Two Coreys Are Better Than One

Once upon a time there were two boys named Corey: Corey Feldman and Corey Haim. In the course of a decade they went from cool to kitsch, from potential River Phoenixes to, well, a two-headed C-list monster known as "The Coreys." We loved them, we hated them, we loved to hate them. For years now, wistful 30-somethings like me have dared to dream a little dream that the Coreys would find their way back to the limelight together. Feldman has released a couple albums (the refreshingly named "Former Child Actor"), appeared on a season of "The Surreal Life" and variously claimed Michael Jackson made him look at dirty pictures. Haim's recent history has been a bit more troubled. Although both Coreys can add addiction to their CVs, Haim suffered a drug-induced stroke in 2001. He now maintains he's clean and sober. Positive movement has finally been detected on the Corey...

By Liz Kelly  | June 22, 2006; 10:44 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (10)
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Morning Mix: Splitsville for Timberlake and Diaz?

Headlines: Naomi Watts arrives in Sydney for Kidman/Urban wedding... Britney and K-Fed show photogs their togetherness in Miami... Reese Witherspoon sues Star magazine for "fabricated" pregnancy story... Mary J. Blige to make cameo appearance on "One Life to Live"... Aaron Spelling resting at home after stroke... Kylie Minogue resumes tour after battling breast cancer... Pete Doherty to publish personal accounts of his battles with heroin, Kate Moss and fame... Detroit man claims Jamie Foxx's "Heaven" is a reworked version of his own 2003 song... Hulk Hogan selling Tampa house for $25 million. Rumor Mill: Justin Timberlake dumps "clingy" Cameron Diaz... National Enquirer claims baby Shiloh is wrecking Brangelina's relationship... J.Lo laughs off rumors that she's studying Scientology... Keanu Reeves, Claire Forlani next Hollywood couple headed for marriage?... Nick Lachey cuddles with Vanessa Minnillo (star of his "What's Left of Me" video) in Mexico... Tori Spelling denies she had hubby's ex...

By Liz Kelly  | June 22, 2006; 8:45 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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Tom and Nicole, Together Again...

...here in today's edition of Celebritology, that is. Made ya look! Anyone want to bet on how long it will take this note to turn up on eBay? (Reuters) Nicole Plies Paparazzi with Beer The "Smart Celebrity of the Week" award goes to one Nicole Kidman, who yesterday sent a case of beer out to the sweaty horde of photographers camped outside her Sydney home. With her wedding to country crooner (and fellow Aussie) Keith Urban rumored to be coming up this weekend, she may have just ensured that her wedding day (or night) will be free of gate-crashing lensmen or circling helicopters. See, because all the paparazzi needed to tame their invasive ways was to be treated like fellow human beings, to be given even an ounce of human kindness, to be accorded the dignity and respect they have so long lacked. They have feelings, too. And of course...

By Liz Kelly  | June 21, 2006; 10:43 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (13)
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Morning Mix: Namibian Group Criticizes Brangelina

Headlines: Namibian group labels Brangelina 'Colonial Overlords' for treatment they received; Jolie says Zahara is jealous of Shiloh... Gwen Stefani shows off new baby Kingston... Kate Beckinsale discusses unusual breastfeeding talent... William Shatner, Regis Philbin inducted into TV Hall of Fame... Disney issues press release to announce injury to Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson while filming new movie. Rumor Mill: K-Fed tells Britney to fire manny... Heidi Klum and Seal may be expecting third child... Diddy has a disruptive Lindsay Lohan removed from L.A. club... Paris Hilton swears off fur after watching PETA video... Carmen Electra, Dave Navarro splitting?... Anthony Michael Hall hopes to team with fellow "Breakfast Club" alum Judd Nelson for new film....

By Liz Kelly  | June 21, 2006; 8:45 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
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My Celebrity Eating Disorder

Time for another lesson in Celebritology 101, in which I point out something rather obvious, mix it up with something you (hopefully) haven't seen before, then arrive at an unexpected conclusion, which may or may not make sense in relation to the rest of the piece. Today's lesson is a double-header: Once you're a celebrity, privacy evaporates and no matter how mundane, there is an audience for anything celebrity related. Don't pay any attention to the hideous visage of Johnny Knoxville chowing down on a snow cone. (AP) To illustrate the above, I share the following re-enacted anecdote. On Friday night, I was overcome by a serious craving for pictures of celebrities eating. Having already wasted $4.99 on "Hostel" on OnDemand, I was desperate for entertainment. Did I dare hope for such a treat? I dared. My appetite was sated by a quick Google search and the No. 1 return:...

By Liz Kelly  | June 20, 2006; 10:43 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
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Morning Mix: When Angelina Talks, People Listen

When Angelina Talks...: Set the DVR for tonight's Angelina Jolie interview with Anderson Cooper on CNN at 10 p.m. ET -- the first U.S. interview since the birth of Shiloh Nouvel. Jolie reportedly reportedly says she and Brad plan to adopt another child. Also check out Cooper's Stepfordian ramble about Angie over at his 360 blog. I think someone has a crush. Bonus: Shiloh as a donut head. Headlines: Nicole Kidman soothes paparazzi with a case of beer... Jessica Simpson rocks a red wig for Maxim photo shoot... Bruce Willis files defamation lawsuit against paparazzo who says Willis attacked him... Elizabeth Shue and Davis Guggenheim welcome third child... Comedian Rudy Ray Moore (aka Dolemite) admitted to hospital... Gwen Stefani adds watches to L.A.M.B. fashion line. Rumor Mill: Britney was a mess when "Dateline" and Matt Lauer arrived for interview... Lionel Richie promises daughter Nicole a cruise if she'll put on...

By Liz Kelly  | June 20, 2006; 8:45 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
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Comment Box: Don't Mess With Bill

Another Monday morning in sunny Washington, D.C. where the humidity is rising faster than the water in "Poseidon" (ba-dum-pah!). Time to review your comments. Gza, Rza and Bill Murray in "Coffee and Cigarettes." (AP) Totally unrelated question here: Liz, how do you feel about your favorite leading man voicing Garfield the sequel? Will you be first in line at the movies tomorrow? -- Dana comments on Help K-Fed Tell His Story Dana is referring to Bill Murray, an actor about whom The Post's Gene Weingarten and I have disagreed in the past. Weingarten chracterizes Murray as a one-note, relatively untalented actor/comic who is basically capable of playing one character and accuses me of a blinding crush on the man, rendering me incapable of competently judging his work. He also particularly loathed his performance in "Lost in Translation." Gene is jealous. I, predictably, thought he was great in "Lost in Translation"...

By Liz Kelly  | June 19, 2006; 11:28 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
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Morning Mix: Jolie Says Birth Was 'Terrifying'

Headlines: Angelina Jolie says birth experience was "terrifying"... Britney's alleged Namibia birth plans may have been a hoax; K-Fed gets new job as face of fashion line... McCartney kids re-record "When I'm 64" in honor of Paul's landmark birthday... Nicole Kidman arrives in Australia amid wedding rumors... Judge issues arrest warrant for Boy George (no, not for "Taboo")... Katherine Heigl ("Grey's Anatomy") engaged to musician boyfriend... Greg Kinnear and wife welcome second daughter... David Schwimmer wins slander suit... Pamela Anderson to strip as part of PETA anti-fur campaign; Beyonce ambushed by PETA at New York restaurant... Kiss open coffeehouse in South Carolina ('cuz you need coffee to "Rock and Roll All Nite." Ugh.). Rumor Mill: Vince Vaughn's mother conned out of $25 million. Screeching for Help: Former "Saved by the Bell" actor Dustin Diamond is attempting to sell 30,000 "Save My House" t-shirts to, well, save his Wisconsin home from...

By Liz Kelly  | June 19, 2006; 8:45 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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