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Celebritology 2.0: November 19, 2006 - November 25, 2006

Giving Thanks for Paris Hilton, Jimi Hendrix and Richard Simmons

Tomorrow is Thanksgiving and although I'll be spending most of the morning trying to produce a reasonable facsimile of Kim O'Donnel's tofu pumpkin pie (Kim also has some fab-looking lard-inclusive recipes), I'll try to remember to pause and be thankful for the good things in life: - Waking up to stories like Paris Hilton Parties Till She Pukes and heart-warming pictures, like this of Bai Ling, nemesis to stylists everywhere. Truly, I am the luckiest girl in the world. - The knowledge that icons are able to endorse products from the grave. For instance, Jimi Hendrix, whose name is being used to sell Hendrix Electric Vodka, a 100 percent grain vodka. Visit his official Web site for promo photos of bikini-clad blondes and recipes, like the Foxy Lady or the Purple haze. It's just so rock and roll, right? - Richard Simmons on Circus of the Stars XVII, circa 1992:...

By Liz Kelly  | November 22, 2006; 10:45 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (9)
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Morning Mix: Rosie Calls Kelly Ripa Homophobic

Headlines: Rosie O'Donnell accuses Kelly Ripa of homophobia; Ripa says the claim is "downright outrageous" and "out of line"... Director Robert Altman dead at 81; read Stephen Hunter's appreciation... Lawyer says there's no Spears-Federline sex tape; K-Fed offered part in British reality show... Janet Jackson confesses to mile-high club membership... Wesley Snipes says he's a "scapegoat"... Bush daughter robbed in Argentina... O.J. Simpson book could surface on Internet... TAFKACS (The Artist Formerly Known As Cat Stevens) returns to music world... Kanye West calls bi-racial women "mutts"... Comedian/actress Amy Sedaris pens "entertaining" book... Daddy Warbucks tops list of wealthiest fictional characters... "Casino Royale" illegally downloaded over 200,000 times... "Celebrity Fit Club" to return with Maureen McCormick, Dustin Diamond, Tiffany, Da Brat. Rumor Mill: Nicole Richie fires stylist Rachel Zoe... Lindsay Lohan to make movie about Stevie Nicks... Jessica Simpson and John Mayer dating again?... Britney Spears shopping for house in Florida......

By Liz Kelly  | November 22, 2006; 8:07 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (29)
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By Liz Kelly  | November 21, 2006; 11:55 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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List: Top 100 Albums of All Time?

Apparently sub-par band Pink Floyd in 1973. (From "The Dark Side of the Moon") It's Tuesday, so it must be time for a Friday list. In a convoluted Liz-logic sort of way this does make sense, see, because I won't be here Friday so we need to make hay while the sun shines, carpe diem, gather rosebuds and whatnot. So, on this browser page it's Friday and we're in list mode. I saw Time's all-time top 100 album list last week, but we were so busy getting ready for TomKat that it would've been lost in the shuffle. It's worth a look, but IMHO there's a lot amiss with this list. The albums aren't ranked, but divided by decade. I guess we're meant to draw some kind of conclusion from the fact that of the nine albums listed as 2000s releases, four are compilations of older artists (Hank Williams,...

By Liz Kelly  | November 21, 2006; 10:36 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (135)
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Morning Mix: TomKat's Wedding Serenade

TomKat Tidbits: Tom serenaded Katie with "You've Lost That Loving Feeling" at reception... J.Lo pulled rank on plane, brought her own stylist... Brooke Shields gave newlyweds a blender... TomKat cruising islands on honeymoon, but is Scientology leader along for the trip? Headlines: Michael Richards apologizes for racist outburst (Video)... News Corp. pulls plug on O.J. Simpson book, TV special... Scarlett Johansson criticizes President Bush... Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown's Georgia home seized... Romanian village files $30 million lawsuit against "Borat"... Rapper Chingy personalizes ringtones for fans... The Game says police set him up... "Grudge" stars Jason Behr and KaDee Strickland marry. Rumor Mill: Britney Spears may give away sex tape for free; Video: Britney Spears, Paris Hilton party in Vegas... Is Madonna planning second Malawi adoption?... Orlando Bloom, Kirsten Dunst dating?... Anna Nicole Smith fails to pay for son's autopsy... Leonardo DiCaprio saved co-star's life... Jennifer Aniston invites Brad Pitt's...

By Liz Kelly  | November 21, 2006; 7:54 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (18)
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TomKat: A Fairy Tale Wedding in Verse

Tom Cruise stands tall next to wife Katie Holmes. (HO/AFP/Getty Images) Photo Gallery: TomKat Wedding Once upon a time A bet I did lose, When Katie Holmes walked the aisle With that freakbot Tom Cruise. The bride was taken to a tower Swathed in cloth of great price. Scientology advisors on hand For any last minute advice. Did Tom vow to Give her a pan, a comb And maybe a cat? Who can pay any attention, When Posh is wearing that hat? Who wouldn't at least scoff Turn catty and dis, When they overdo Even their nuptial kiss? Now as they frolic On a honeymoon trip I'll give rest to the sarcasm Though I may sometime slip. So, Congratulations TomKat On your star-spangled wedding display. Still, the mystery remains How the groom grew two inches that day. Join me Live Online at Noon ET to talk about all the...

By Liz Kelly  | November 20, 2006; 10:29 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (27)
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Morning Mix: Tina Fey Slams Paris Hilton

Headlines: Chris Robinson files for divorce from Kate Hudson... Some Fox affiliates won't broadcast O.J. Simpson interview... Mel Gibson named "Coldest Star in Hollywood"... Jay-Z performs seven concerts in one day... Brangelina leave India... Father of Madonna's Malawian toddler marries, expecting new baby; court postpones ruling on adoption challenge... Gillian Anderson gives birth to (100 percent human) baby boy... Rapper The Game charged with impersonating a cop... Lord of the Dance Michael Flatley released from London hospital... Peter Jackson not directing "The Hobbit." Rumor Mill: Tina Fey slams Paris Hilton... Heather Mills McCartney denies romance with personal trainer... Britney Spears parties in Vegas with Mario Lopez, wins $10,000 at blackjack table; was K-Fed partying with call girls prior to separation?... Abbie Cornish denies romance with Ryan Phillippe (second item)... Fans alarmed at scars on Lindsay Lohan's wrists; starlet loses pricy Cartier bracelet... Keira Knightley engaged. P.S. I've forgotten TomKat, you're...

By Liz Kelly  | November 20, 2006; 7:51 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
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