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Celebritology 2.0: November 12, 2006 - November 18, 2006

Friday List: Elvis's Pound Cake and More Famous Food

Let's pound some cake. Thankyouverymuch. (Mark Finkenstaedt/The Post) Earlier this week, a friend and I ('sup, Francine?) were instant messaging about Thanksgiving and girding our bellies for some power-eating when she stopped the conversation by casually mentioning Elvis Presley's Favorite Pound Cake, which she proceeded described thusly: "You eat it and you feel the weight walking across the room afterwards." This triggered a memory for me: Years ago, Martha Stewart looking on in horror as Aretha Franklin concocted her Queen of Soul Ham -- complete with ginger ale, coconut, yellow mustard and an entire box of brown sugar -- on one of the now defunct Martha primetime holiday specials. So, of course I started thinking about celebrities and food and dishes endorsed by or inextricably tied to certain stars. So I started Googling and something weird happened. I noticed that many of the recipes linked to a particular celebrity...

By Liz Kelly  | November 17, 2006; 10:44 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Morning Mix: Mike Tyson, Male Escort

Headlines: Victim's family moves to seize O.J. Simpson's book profits... TomKat host star-studded pre-wedding dinner; Nicole Kidman sends best wishes; Italian town cashing in on wedding buzz... George Clooney says Matt Damon should be "Sexiest Man" (maybe if he loses the snakeskin suit)... Angelina Jolie's bodyguards detained in India after new incident... Shanna Moakler's advice to Paris Hilton: "Take your Valtrex"... Michael Jackson fans demand ticket refund... Etiquette school owner jumps on Borat outrage train... Grandmaster Flash honored at inaugural hip-hop awards... Brandon Routh signs on for next Superman movie... Luke Perry joins cast of upcoming HBO series "Cincinnati." Rumor Mill: Heidi Fleiss turning out Mike Tyson as male escort... Did Cameron Diaz get a nose job?... Kimberley Stewart (Rod's daughter) recovering from alcohol-induced liver disease... Naomi Campbell says she doesn't want to clean streets like Boy George... Shakira describes hometown as "big breast"... Lindsay Lohan booed at World Music...

By Liz Kelly  | November 17, 2006; 8:01 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
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TomKat Wedding: Believe the Hype

Tom Cruise, Katie Holmes and Suri Cruise in Rome on Wednesday. (AP) And so the circle of life continues to turn. Make way Britney and Kevin, we must now shove the wasteland of your dying marriage aside to make room for the pomp, circumstance and overblown hype that herald the union of Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes. As Celebritologists, we too have a vested interest in this marriage. We will be bold with snap judgments about Katie's dress. We'll speculate about the relative merits of her going barefoot or Tom standing on a box. We'll wonder if L. Ron Hubbard's cryogenic chamber has been shipped special to Italy to witness the commingling of Scientology royalty (like Dan Snyder and J.Lo) or if he'll only be there in spirit (like Oprah). Before we I get too carried away (because I have to tell you, I was headed for an inevitable...

By Liz Kelly  | November 16, 2006; 10:43 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Morning Mix: Clooney Named 'Sexiest Man Alive' (Again)

Headlines: George Clooney named "Sexiest Man Alive" again... Redskins owner Dan Snyder to attend TomKat nuptials... Emmitt Smith wins "Dancing With the Stars" competition... Michael Jackson's live comeback falters... Sacha Baron Cohen defends alter ego Borat... Jaime Pressly says she's four months pregnant... Donald Trump Jr. and wife expecting first child... Triumph (The Insult Comic Dog) made honorary member of K-9 unit... Hey Triumph, Snoop Dogg set to launch line of dog apparel... Bono close to winning battle for return of trousers... Michael Flatley (Lord of the Dance) cancels tour because of "serious illness"... Star Jones Reynolds announces new TV project. Rumor Mill: Is K-Fed totally broke? Maybe not for long if he takes porn peddler up on $100 million sex tape offer... Whatever the money situation, he should stop writing if this and (language warning!) this are what happens... Is Paris Hilton targeting Lindsay Lohan's ex?... Cameron Diaz and...

By Liz Kelly  | November 16, 2006; 8:33 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Sex Tape? Bring It On, K-Fed

Kevin and Britney in February 2005. (Getty Images) Maybe Kevin Federline is flailing considering the one-two punch of a tepid -- actually, downright cold -- reception for his album, "Playing With Fire," and Britney Spears's decision to kick him to the curb. Of course, we were all pretty sure he was low-rent when he glommed on to Britney, knocked her up (twice), then started rapping about all the things he bought with his allowance, but in the last week, he reached a low not seen since CHUD or maybe David Gest. First, news surfaced that Federline plans to sue for custody of his two children with Britney Spears (oddly, he never bothered to do the same for the two kids he fathered with Shar Jackson) and over the weekend British tabloid News of the World reported that Federline has a four-hour sex tape of his lovemaking with Spears, but...

By Liz Kelly  | November 15, 2006; 10:45 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (31)
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Morning Mix: Nicole Richie Denies Gastric Bypass Rumors

Headlines: Nicole Richie denies gastric bypass rumors... Fox to air O.J. Simpson "If I Did It" interview... Romanians say Borat misled them, TMZ obtains copy of movie release (PDF)... Photos: Britney Spears visits Louisiana hometown... Ex-employee sues Naomi Campbell for verbal abuse... Christina Aquilera to guest star on "CSI: New York"... Heidi Klum releasing first single (yes, as in she's singing)... Jon Bon Jovi says it's hard being a stud... Dave Chappelle bails on comedy festival... DMX selling New York brownstone for $1.9 million. Rumor Mill: Katie Holmes spends $3,000 on wedding lingerie; Oprah's not invited, but will Brooke Shields attend?... Irish newspaper may sue Britney Spears... Reese Witherspoon says daily pressures caused split with Ryan Phillippe... Renee Zellweger calls Kenny Chesney marriage her "biggest mistake"... Ricky Martin plans to adopt a child....

By Liz Kelly  | November 15, 2006; 8:28 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (10)
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From the desk of Oprah Winfrey...

(AP) Dear Barbara, The enclosed photo is not one of my favorite things. Why? It's not because of the satanic robe/drapery with which you've obscured your rapidly shrinking frame. It's not even because I'm afraid your proximity will somehow taint me with "View" stank. It is because you are squeezing my cheeks in a highly annoying manner. In short, don't ever touch me again. I don't care if you've interviewed Castro, no one touches O. Except maybe Gayle Stedman, but trust me, there is no photographic evidence. - Oprah p.s. Rosie is doing a fab job....

By Liz Kelly  | November 14, 2006; 11:58 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Morning Mix: K-Fed's Tale of the Tape

Headlines: Leonardo DiCaprio, Jay-Z and Will Ferrell named GQ Men of the Year... J.Lo named Best Dressed by Harper's Bazaar (guess they didn't see this)... Tom Cruise arrives in Rome ahead of wedding... Vegas casino nixes wax Brangelina wedding... Anna Nicole Smith looking for new Bahamas house... Malawi judge delays Madonna adoption ruling; is Madge planning to adopt baby girl?... Elton John would ban religion... Ellen Pompeo ("Grey's Anatomy") engaged... Guns N'Roses cancels concert because of no-booze-on-stage rule... Michael Jackson accuser pleads guilty to welfare fraud... Comedian Katt Williams released from jail. Rumor Mill: K-Fed says he has four-hour Britney sex tape and video of paparazzi... Denise Richards apologizes for throwing photographer's laptop off balcony... Borat punched by angry New Yorker?... Brody Jenner, Lauren Conrad ("The Hills") split... Linda Evangelista dating Hard Rock Cafe founder Peter Morton... Kanye West taking a break from music (hey, thanks man)... Ben Affleck contemplating...

By Liz Kelly  | November 14, 2006; 8:44 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Britney and K-Fed's Texting Transcript

It has been reported that K-Fed was notified by text message that Britney was divorcing him. While we won't comment on the um... maturity of such an action, it does make us wonder what really transpired. Luckily, we obtained the transcript, thanks to a well-placed source who prefers to go unnamed. The text messages are to the tunes of two of Britney's biggest hits. If you need a refresher, watch "Oops!.. I Did It Again" and "... Baby One More Time." Note: This transcript has been satirized for your protection. Britney: Oops! You did it again You played with my heart, Got lost in the fame, Oh Feddy Feddy Poof! You think we're involved But our marriage is dissolved You're not getting custody K-Fed: I must confess, that your thoughtlessness Is killing my sales Of America's most hated CD But those kids are mine You sneaky serpentine Writ me baby...

By  | November 13, 2006; 4:16 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (19)
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Headlines: Purple Reigns in Vegas

Headlines: Prince opens in Vegas... Kevin Federline comes to D.C. to not promote his new CD... Grandmaster Flash honored as a Hip Hop icon... Duran Duran brings sexy back... Oscar-winner Jack Palance passes away... Now you can trade soap stars in the Fantasy Soap League... Spidey spawns a daughter... Jude Law and Sienna Miller call it quits for good (duh). Rumor Mill: Lindsay Lohan curses Paris Hilton... Did K-Fed cheat?... And he wants custody?... Is Scarlett Johansson about to be single? Monday Morning Movie: Check out the new trailer for The Simpsons Movie....

By  | November 13, 2006; 1:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
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