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Posted at 10:42 AM ET, 06/18/2007

Comments Box: Celeb Swag, Chen's Moon Man and Dermot McDermott?

By Liz Kelly

Do you think you could post a link somewhere on your blog with a list of celebrity related gift ideas, as they come up? I know you've mentioned some other books in the past... I have a friend who's b-day is in December, and I'd love to get her something like this, and it would be hugely helpful to assemble all the suggestions in one place. -- Posted to The Art of the Courtroom Sketch

Thanks for writing. I ran a month-long series of posts during the 2006 holiday season detailing just the sort of celebrity-related tchotchkes you have in mind. You'll find plenty of bizarro stuff to choose from -- dolls designed by Marie Osmond, celeb-centric books and the low down on veritable bouquet of celebrity perfumes.

If your friend is more of a collector, though, you might want to go back and check out posts on artists like 14 and Kate Kretz or have a look at this post, a guide to celeb souvenir hunting.

Finally, if your friend falls into the "emulator" category, several online mags and retailers (Celebrity Style Guide, Lucky, Kitson) specialize in helping wannabe's crib the latest starlet styles.

This is probably the most publicity Dermot Mulroney has ever gotten in his entire life. Mostly because people have him confused with other second-tier male leads of similar age and stature. -- Submitted to last week's Celebritology Live chat

Just to follow up on this thread from last week's live discussion, fametracker took note of the confusion caused by the similarity (in name, looks and career trajectory) between Dylan McDermott and Dermot Mulroney in the eminently readable Battle of the Probably Quite Affordable Name-Alike Leading Men. Here's a taste of the uncanny parallels detailed therein:

"There are romcoms where they play the guy the girl is supposed to end up with, like 'Til There Was You and The Wedding Date, as well as romcoms where they play the guy the girl isn't supposed to end up with, like Three To Tango and Must Love Dogs, and we have to say, that last category is the one that's really got to sting. Imagine getting a part in a major studio picture only to learn you're playing Impediment Guy to the likes of Matthew Perry or John Cusack? It must take a lot of really hot showers to rinse off that residue."

Okay -- I doubt anyone else cares but since I love the Early Show (CBS) I have to ask the following. I learned this year that Julie Chen is married to Les Moonves. I just think that is so -- well -- odd. She works for him since he runs CBS. He is criticized a lot, too. Isn't that weird for her? I am a huge fan of the show and the three hosts and can't figure out how she balances being married to the boss. I just dated and then married a co-worker. Even that was tough at times! -- Submitted to last week's Celebritology Live chat

You know how it goes: one minute it's an innocent happy hour flirtation and the next thing you know you're stealing kisses in the copy room. At least we can imagine that's how it went for Chen and Moonves, who married in December 2004. Although Chen has been with CBS since the late 1990s, rumors of a romance between she and Moonves didn't surface until 2000. The two reportedly wanted to marry earlier, but Moonves first had to extricate himself from his 24-year marriage to first wife Nancy. Is it weird for her? If job security is weird, I guess it is.

Comment of the Week:
"Angelina Jolie is starting to grow on me too. No, wait. It is just a zit." -- DC'er on Morning Mix: Oprah Tops Forbes Power Player List


Chat Alert: FYI, a late addition to today's chat line-up. Death Row Records founder Suge Knight will be online at Noon ET to answer your questions about his career and the Sunday Arts profile of his life.

By Liz Kelly  | June 18, 2007; 10:42 AM ET
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