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Posted at 10:45 AM ET, 06/28/2006

Inaugural Celebritology Honors: Polls Open

By Liz Kelly

Welcome to the first observance of what we here at Celebritology (and when I say "we" I mean "me") hope will be a yearly event: The Celebritology Honors, AKA The Lizzies.

Although there's no red carpet, no paparazzi and, sadly, no Harry Winston jewels for your hostess, I can offer you the opportunity to pick the winners losers in the three categories chosen by Celebritology readers last week: to paraphrase, Most-Overhyped Celebrity, Celeb with the Worst Case of Foot-in-Mouth Disease and Biggest PR Train Wreck.

Voting is officially open. Cast your vote, e-mail to your friends and comment below. Polls will be open through midnight July 3. Winners will be announced on Wednesday, July 5.

Most likely to go away if we stop looking? Starting at left: Janice Dickinson (AP), Taylor Hicks (AP), Lindsay Lohan (Getty Images), Nicole Richie (Reuters), Kevin Federline (Reuters), Paris Hilton (Getty Images)


Many thanks to colleagues and celeb-watchers Frank Thomason and Tanya Ballard for help brainstorming and to graphic designer Jeremy Norman for the groovy logo.

By Liz Kelly  | June 28, 2006; 10:45 AM ET
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Paris Hilton on Cigarettes FTW!!! (for the win)

Posted by: Pete | June 28, 2006 12:07 PM | Report abuse

I'm afraid I have to disagree with the results so far, at least for question #1. In my opinion the contest should be down to the three women who currently do nothing: paris, nicole and janice (the simple life doesn't count). Everyone else at least does something redemable, I mean look at K-fed, he's frickin' married to Brittney Spears, he's not going anywhere.

Posted by: Tom | June 28, 2006 12:39 PM | Report abuse

Who is Janice Dickinson?

Posted by: Stick | June 28, 2006 1:29 PM | Report abuse

Stick...I love your comment! Frankly I didn't know who she was until I saw a commercial for her show one day. And still, if she came up to me on the street, I still wouldn't know who she was or why she was famous.

Posted by: Janice Who??? | June 28, 2006 1:39 PM | Report abuse

Excuse me, but who the heck are these losers?

Posted by: Jack | June 28, 2006 2:10 PM | Report abuse

Celebritology Awards

1. Celebrity most likely to be insignificant if it weren't for the paparazzi and celebrity tabloids/blogs?
a. Kevin Federline
b. Paris Hilton
c. Nicole Richie
d. Lindsay Lohan
e. Janice Dickinson
f. Taylor Hicks

Aren't they all? We need an "all of the above" g. choice.

2. Most inane comment, demonstrating complete self absorption and cluelessness:
Hey Paris: go lick an ashtray!

3. Most fascinating and/or anticipated celebrity train wreck of the year?
Facinating or anticipated? Come one, who cares? Pregnant women eventually give birth, at the very least! Been there done that; it isn't facinating when it is someone else.

Posted by: Anonymous | June 28, 2006 2:18 PM | Report abuse

I think you should create 10 award categories so you could call them the "Ten Lizzies." Submitted for your consideration.

Posted by: Umm Yeah... | June 28, 2006 2:23 PM | Report abuse

I wish I'd seen this in time to contribute a category: Celebrity with the most friends who have stopped eating. (Do they just lose the will to live?)

Posted by: Michelle | June 28, 2006 8:16 PM | Report abuse

How could you forget TomKat, Brangelina, Britney Spears,the Bush Twins--the list goes on and on and on??? So many choices, so little space. The guy who suggested a category (g) -- all of the above is absolutely right. You need a category (h) where you can make additions.

Posted by: Mary Lou | June 29, 2006 2:33 PM | Report abuse

i just saw this video with Paris in it. I guess that it's about Dave Stewart's (from the Eurythmics) first group in the 70s that never released their album back then, and now there's a big VH1 special on them.

anyone else heard about this?

Posted by: borat | June 29, 2006 2:42 PM | Report abuse

Ok: Enough jealousy over Kevin Federline has been aired that I think it's time to fight back against the haters. K-Fed should be given the Man of the Year award, a talentless slob who backup danced his way into a hundred million dollar fortune?! Also Nick Lachey should be in the running for the same honor-two years of defiling Jessica Simpson and now he's in court for half her ill gained wealth. My hat goes off to these two American heroes.
As for the rest: Paris Hilton should get the Lewinski Award for obvious reasons(google the video)
Lohan and Ritchie: humanitarian awards for replicating the horrors of Ethiopian famine victims.
Taylor Hicks-umm. yeah nice Ford commercial.
Janice Dickinson-still not entirely sure who she is.

Posted by: celebrity phobic | June 29, 2006 3:18 PM | Report abuse

For the week of June 26, 2006, my vote goes to Star Jones and Barbara Walters of "The View", the daily inane gab-fest. Star, who seems to have burned her bridges, and Barbara for being disengenuous, rank right up there at the top. I'm sure the shows ratings are up this week. Geez....

Posted by: LLJohnson | June 29, 2006 4:13 PM | Report abuse

Who is Janice Dickinson?
Any relation to Emily?
Who or what is a K-Fed?
Did 2 mediocre department stores merge?
Why is a Hilton on here - isn't she just carrying on a family tradition?
Who is Taylor Hicks?
Does he drive a Ford?
Is Lindsay Lohan's picture real?
(She looks a bit too much like a much, much younger Elizabeth Taylor. Might explain the near-caustic, suspiciously-like-envy comments about weight loss.)

Kill your Television - F. Zappa

Posted by: Oblivious and staying that way | June 29, 2006 5:20 PM | Report abuse

I guess I'm the winner!

The only one of these "famous for being famous" names I recognize is Paris Hilton (from a car-wash spoof).

Ignorance of 9 out of 10 of these media products should be honored.

Posted by: ridem | July 1, 2006 9:51 AM | Report abuse

Thank you ridem. Since I don't own a TV or buy any celeb rags I haven't a clue who any of these people are except Hilton. Most people find that curious and even laughable, especially since I SoCal. I'm often amazed at where people place their attention, but that's their choice.

Posted by: nltnd1 | July 1, 2006 1:32 PM | Report abuse

I'm not sure why MaryLou needed to add the Bush twins to this list. They weren't offered as choices, and they do nothing to put themselves in the spotlight. Quite the contrary - they try to stay out of the public eye, knowing that it's their father - not them - that holds the public position. In their case, it should be reversed. We (the public) would go away if the paparazzi stopped following them.

Posted by: Joey | July 3, 2006 9:40 AM | Report abuse

I'm SO SICK of hearing and seeing (and with the new perfume, SMELLING, *gag*) all the sordid minutae about that idiot Paris Hilton. She represents everything I'm against: selfish corporate pigs.

Posted by: Timm | July 3, 2006 2:28 PM | Report abuse

I'm SO SICK of hearing and seeing (and with the new perfume, SMELLING, *gag*) all the sordid minutae about that idiot Paris Hilton. She represents everything I'm against: selfish corporate pigs.

Posted by: Timm | July 3, 2006 2:29 PM | Report abuse

has it occurred to anyone that even engaging in discussion of these nobodies only serves to increase their celebrity? hey look I'm doing it! Talk about ironic

Posted by: Rod | July 3, 2006 10:40 PM | Report abuse

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