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Posted at 8:00 AM ET, 05/31/2007

Morning Mix: Woman Offers to Serve Time for Paris

By Liz Kelly

Headlines: Lindsay Lohan's dad says she's hooked on OxyContin... Arrest shines spotlight on underage drinking at trendy L.A. clubs... Kansas City woman offers to serve Paris Hilton's jail sentence... Nicole Richie says e-mail invite was a joke... Fred Thompson gives up "Law & Order" role as he preps for presidential bid (More political celebs)... "Idol" Jordin Sparks says she's happy with her curves... Paula Abdul says neurological disorder responsible for disjointed behavior... Taylor Hicks dating Milwaukee newscaster... Celine Dion and her feckless hippie son pose for magazine cover... Prince to play Macy's store to launch perfume... Jon Lovitz signs lifelong contract with comedy club... Pierce Brosnan and wife donate $100K to Honolulu school... Audrey Hepburn dress sells for $200K at auction... Former "View"-ster Lisa Ling marries... Anne Heche and husband reach short-term custody agreement.

Rumor Mill: Friends say Lindsay Lohan attempted suicide twice... Jail hand picks Paris Hilton's cell mate... "Frasier's" David Hyde Pierce comes out... Jennifer Aniston not penning tell-all book.

Chat Day: Don't forget to join me live at 2 p.m. ET for this week's thrilling edition of Celebritology Live.

By Liz Kelly  | May 31, 2007; 8:00 AM ET
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Okay, everyone who didn't see the David Hyde-Pierce news coming from *miles* away, please take a number in the service line at the Gaydar Repair Hut.

Posted by: byoolin | May 31, 2007 8:45 AM | Report abuse

Lindsay Laundry List is hopefully getting the help she needs.

Posted by: David Diggens | May 31, 2007 8:51 AM | Report abuse

re: celine's "son"...that poor, poor child. talk about a gender identity crisis in the making!

Posted by: methinks | May 31, 2007 8:54 AM | Report abuse

The only neurological disorder Paula Adbul has is ILD (I Like to Drink).

How long is the line at Gaydar Repair Hut? I have to take a number.

Posted by: Lisa1 | May 31, 2007 9:06 AM | Report abuse

It's already around to the back door. :-)

Posted by: byoolin | May 31, 2007 9:08 AM | Report abuse

Kansas City Woman Wants To Serve Paris Hilton's Sentence

Are they certain she didn't say she wanted to serve Paris Hilton's BREAKFAST? It seems far more reasonable. I mean, maybe the woman's accent gave them trouble.

Then again, it's altogether possible she is mentally defective, or has been wandering around in a corn field for the last several years. I'm just sayin'.

Posted by: MisterBear | May 31, 2007 9:57 AM | Report abuse

David Hyde Pierce starred on "Frasier." With an S, not a Z

Posted by: nitpicker | May 31, 2007 10:00 AM | Report abuse

Thanks nitpicker. Fixing now.

Posted by: Liz | May 31, 2007 10:09 AM | Report abuse

I heart you, Liz!

Posted by: Nitpicker | May 31, 2007 10:12 AM | Report abuse

feckless? how is her son ineffectual and incompetent? Is that really what you meant, Liz? please let us know.

Posted by: Anonymous | May 31, 2007 10:21 AM | Report abuse

Liz gets brownie points for using a cool word like "feckless". Believe it or not, Anonymous Poster, words in the English language often have more than one meaning! Isn't that something?
In this case she obviously means, "happy-go-lucky, devil-may-care, carefree" etc.

Posted by: POS | May 31, 2007 10:31 AM | Report abuse

WaPo must have outsourced it's editorial staff positions to the general public this week.

Second the I heart Liz comment.

Posted by: Guy in DC | May 31, 2007 10:34 AM | Report abuse

Guy in DC: It's "its", not "it's".

Posted by: Outsourced Editor byoolin | May 31, 2007 10:43 AM | Report abuse

(Unless Guy in DC was being ironic, in which case I retract my snotty little proofreading exercise.)

Posted by: Outsourced Editor byoolin | May 31, 2007 10:45 AM | Report abuse Unabridged (v 1.1) - Cite This Source

feck·less /ˈfɛklɪs/ Pronunciation Key - Show Spelled Pronunciation[fek-lis]
-adjective 1. ineffective; incompetent; futile: feckless attempts to repair the plumbing.
2. having no sense of responsibility; indifferent; lazy.

[Origin: 1590-1600; orig. Scots, equiv. to feck, late ME (Scots) fek, aph. form of effeck (Scots form of effect) + -less]

--Related forms
feck·less·ly, adverb
feck·less·ness, noun Unabridged (v 1.1)
Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2006.

American Heritage Dictionary - Cite This Source
feck·less (fěk'lĭs) Pronunciation Key
Lacking purpose or vitality; feeble or ineffective.
Careless and irresponsible.

[Scots feck, effect (alteration of effect) + -less.]

feck'less·ly adv., feck'less·ness n.

Online Etymology Dictionary - Cite This Source

1599, from feck, "effect, value, vigor" (1470), Scot. shortened form of effect; popularized by Carlyle, who left its opposite, feckful, in dial. obscurity.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2001 Douglas Harper
WordNet - Cite This Source feckless

1. not fit to assume responsibility
2. generally incompetent and ineffectual; "feckless attempts to repair the plumbing"; "inept handling of the account"

WordNet® 3.0, © 2006 by Princeton University.

Posted by: sorry, POS, you are wrong | May 31, 2007 10:53 AM | Report abuse

Is the Dr. Paul Song (oncologist) the same Dr. Paul Song (oncologist) from this area....?

Posted by: say it ain't so | May 31, 2007 10:57 AM | Report abuse

Lesser-known meaning: any episode of "Father Ted" in which the character of Father Jack does not exclaim "Feck!"

Posted by: byoolin | May 31, 2007 10:59 AM | Report abuse

I think you all need to stop the feckless use of the work feckless. It's all good fun until someone loses an eye.

Posted by: methinks | May 31, 2007 11:00 AM | Report abuse

so what did you mean, Liz? feckless or foppish or something else?

Posted by: Anonymous | May 31, 2007 11:11 AM | Report abuse

okay, byoolin...the father ted thing...very, very funny.
i give. you win. bow down and worship byoolin.

Posted by: methinks | May 31, 2007 11:16 AM | Report abuse

Feckless, foppish, tomato, tomahto...that kid is going to have some issues.

Posted by: st.louis | May 31, 2007 11:20 AM | Report abuse

Celine Dion and her feckless hippie son pose for magazine cover...

and why do you call him "feckless"? . . . do you even know the meaning of the word? How can you judge him to be "feckless"???

Posted by: colorado kool aid | May 31, 2007 11:41 AM | Report abuse

I thought it was common knowledge that David Hyde Pierce was gay -- I'm sure read it years ago.

Posted by: colorado kool aid | May 31, 2007 11:45 AM | Report abuse

It might have been nice to airbrush Celine's kid so that his face looked as matte-finished as hers does.

Posted by: 23112 | May 31, 2007 11:49 AM | Report abuse

When that kid grows up, he will be starring in "Celine Dion Vegas Review".

Posted by: Lisa1 | May 31, 2007 11:57 AM | Report abuse

hey colorado kool aid, check out the thread, we asked her that and she has not replied yet.

Posted by: Anonymous | May 31, 2007 12:07 PM | Report abuse

I love the punctuation patrol.

Posted by: Another Editor | May 31, 2007 12:50 PM | Report abuse

Liz, please use the word "umbrage" or "hackles" tomorrow. I love both of those words.

Posted by: POS | May 31, 2007 12:56 PM | Report abuse

Celine Dion and her feckless hippie son...

feckless hippie...seems kind of redundant if you ask me

Posted by: rocketman | May 31, 2007 1:20 PM | Report abuse

holy cow that kid looks like Oscar Wilde!

Posted by: kate | May 31, 2007 2:14 PM | Report abuse

"Okay, everyone who didn't see the David Hyde-Pierce news coming from *miles* away, please take a number in the service line at the Gaydar Repair Hut."

Tell me about it. The only people who were surprised by the news are the same ones who didn't know Ellen and Rosie were gay until they said so.

Posted by: Anonymous | May 31, 2007 2:22 PM | Report abuse

Byoolin, that was a great comment. I'd like to offer you a cup of tea.

What would you say to a nice cup of tea?

Posted by: Annie | May 31, 2007 2:35 PM | Report abuse

Uhhh? Was David Hyde Pierce telling everyone he was straight? How is that news?

As for our fav AI judge, so now it is a neurological disorder? Girlfraund, please! First steps to recovery is to admit you have a problem with booze.

Posted by: plamar1031 | May 31, 2007 2:38 PM | Report abuse

Yeah, Celine Dion's face does look completely unreal, doesn't it?

And that's a BOY with her? Holy cow.

Her son and Kate Hudson's son are going to be in gender-identity-crisis group therapy together one day ... poor things!

Posted by: C. | May 31, 2007 2:39 PM | Report abuse

Ellen: I didn't care if she was gay or straight. I thought was funny (in ha ha kind of way)

Rosie: I could imagine why anyone gay or straight would want her, so I thought she was asexual

Posted by: Lisa1 | May 31, 2007 3:08 PM | Report abuse

Lisa1 doesn't pick up on subtle clues; you have to tell her.

Posted by: Lisa1's Boyfriend | May 31, 2007 3:35 PM | Report abuse

So what exactly would it mean to be an ineffectual six-year-old? You have trouble making a cool block tower? You can't fit two straws up your nose at the same time?
You can't tell a good booger joke?

Posted by: proxl | May 31, 2007 4:35 PM | Report abuse

Meanwhile, over at the Gaydar Repair Hut, we're doing great business! Still waiting for Vince Vaughn, John Travolta and Tom Cruise, hope they beat the Xmas rush!
I was thinking that the cover was Kate Hudson's son with Celine. Seriously, is it wrong to let your son (under the age of, say, 10) to wear his hair any way he wants?! If it's the only thing "weird" about him, then thank jebus and be done with it, there are so many other [important] things to fight about, or harp on. Like, why doesn't mommy have any wrinkles like the other moms? Or, why does mommy always beat her chest so hard when she's emoting At Home? Or, why is my dad already half dead, does this mean that he & mom did it when she was 12? Y'know, important Dion household stuff...

Posted by: miss belle | May 31, 2007 9:37 PM | Report abuse

Annie, what I would say to a nice cup of tea: "Hello, nice cup of tea. You're *much* nicer than nasty cup of coffee."

Tea and Me go waaaay back.

proxl, the only one you missed was, "still uses training wheels."

POS, "umbrage"? "hackles"? What are you, a mole from the Achenblog?

Posted by: byoolin | June 1, 2007 8:10 AM | Report abuse

Guess I'll have to take a number at the Gaydar Repair Hut too. What number are they currently serving?

David Hyde Pierce always seemed like Kevin Kline in "In-and-Out." He just seemed well-mannered, well-spoken, and sometimes a little prissy. I didn't think he was any more gay than Leonardo Dicaprio or Kevin Kline.

*whoa*'re not saying Leo and Kevin are...

Yeah, I'll take a number now. I need my gaydar overhauled.

Posted by: Ken | June 1, 2007 8:45 AM | Report abuse

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