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Celebritology 2.0: October 7, 2007 - October 13, 2007

Friday List: Top Movie Badasses?

One of my favorite movie moments: Sergio Leone's "Fistful of Dollars." Clint Eastwood's man with no name gnaws on a stump of a cigar as he warns the town coffinmaker to "get three coffins ready" then kills four men after admonishing them for laughing at his mule. Then, he -- well, here just watch it: Yet, oddly, Clint's performance -- in "Fistful of Dollars" (or anything else) -- didn't make it to Maxim's list of the Top 10 Movie Badasses. Instead, they've assembled the following confounding group: 1. Lee Marvin in Point Blank (1967) 2. Jamison Newlander in The Lost Boys (1987) 2. Corey Haim in The Lost Boys (1987) 2. Corey Feldman in The Lost Boys (1987) 5. Charles Bronson in The Magnificent Seven (1960) 6. Jean Reno in Leon (aka The Professional) (1994) 7. James Caan in Thief (1981) 8. Michael Caine in Get Carter (1971) 9. Tony...

By Liz Kelly  | October 12, 2007; 10:43 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (112)
 
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Morning Mix: Brit Wins Right to Sleepovers with Kids

Updated 2 p.m. ET: Search warrants served in investigation of Anna Nicole Smith death. Headlines: Britney Spears wins expanded visitation with kids... Spears's label sues blogger Perez Hilton for leaked songs... Penelope Cruz and Javier Bardem heat up the Maldives... Paunchy Bond Roger Moore gets Hollywood Walk of Fame star... Drew Carey engaged... "My Girl's" Anna Chlumsky to marry Army reservist... Jessica Simpson re-ups with Proactiv... Pic: Benicio del Toro as Che Guevara... Man indicted for allegedly stalking Uma Thurman... Wesley Snipes's tax trial postponed until January... Jude Law cleared in paparazzi assault... Snoop Dogg given community service for weapons charges. Rumor Mill: McCartney-Mills divorce talks collapse... Rose McGowan engaged to director Robert Rodriguez... Spears planning comeback tour... America's most stupidest models feud over Kid Rock... Long Island woman says a two-timing Michael Lohan "broke my heart"... Gene Simmons's sky high advances rebuffed... Kimberly Stewart's new look -- surgically assisted?...

By Liz Kelly  | October 12, 2007; 7:41 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (30)
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Creative Captioning: Kiss and Tell

What are the odds? One week yields two photos of stars sandwiched between a set of big-haired smoochers. Up top, Bruce Willis is comfortably flanked by actress Eva Mendes (left) and model Petra Nemcova while, below, new "View"-er Whoopi Goldberg gets a double-dose of Muppet love from new character Abizo (left) and that ticklish rake Elmo. But which makes better Creative Captioning material? That, should you choose to accept it, is your mission. Find the hidden ironies, the fantastical absurdities, the immature yuks in one (or both) of the above photos and post it below. The best entry will be elevated to a position of prominence here in Celebritology land and its writer crowned Official Celebritology Captionologist for the week of Oct. 7 - 13, a title not to be taken lightly as it entitles the bearer to myriad delusions of grandeur. (Top: Getty Images, Bottom: AP) Winning Captions: 1....

By Liz Kelly  | October 11, 2007; 10:42 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (82)
 
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Morning Mix: Reese & Ryan -- Officially Over

Headlines: Reese Witherspoon and Ryan Phillippe divorce official... Paul McCartney and Heather Mills attend divorce hearing... Rosie O'Donnell exhibits paintings in New York... Bobby Brown denies having a heart attack... Britney Spears to release album two weeks earlier than planned... Spears files motion to expand visitation with children... Michelle Rodriguez gets six months in jail for failing to complete community service... Madonna set to sign $120M recording and touring contract with new label... Lohan pal DJ Samantha Ronson sues Perez Hilton for defamation... Man sues Diddy for alleged bodyguard beat down. Rumor Mill: Linsday Lohan wants to move to Utah to be near new boyfriend, snowboarder Riley Giles; fires mom Dina as manager... Is Pam Anderson two months pregnant?... Janice Dickinson gets tummy tuck and neck lift. Say What? "I don't know why it seems to be of note that actors do any kind of preparation. It's just what you're...

By Liz Kelly  | October 11, 2007; 8:16 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (56)
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High Brow: Sarah Silverman -- Funny Girl?

(Photo Illustration by Liz Kelly/Photo: AP) Does Sarah Silverman Suck? alternet.org/TheNation.com. Sarah Silverman -- the thinking man's pin-up, the angel with a dirty mouth -- may deliver shock value, but does she make us laugh? I'm not so sure. Neither is writer Kera Bolonik. Bon Mots: Sarah Silverman is like sushi, a raw delicacy that people either love or hate -- and too much will make you gag. Just One More Before Bedtime! New York Times. Dubbed "Pipsqueak Paparazzi" by David Spade, two tweeners armed with $6,000 cameras ditch school to cash in on the tabloid picture game. Bon Mots: In an era when even the most mundane images of the marginally famous are fodder for magazines and Web sites, almost anyone with a camera, it seems, can make a living as a celebrity photographer. Even a couple of kids who haven't started shaving. What is Pop? Guardian Unlimited....

By Liz Kelly  | October 10, 2007; 10:42 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (31)
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Morning Mix: Charlize Theron is 'Sexiest Woman Alive'

Headlines: Esquire magazine says Charlize Theron is "sexiest woman alive"... Recovering alcoholic David Hasselhoff hospitalized for relapse... Wayne Newton cut from "Dancing with the Stars"... Yoko Ono to unveil peace tower honoring John Lennon... Elvis Costello to play at Hillary Clinton's 60th birthday party... Don Imus set for December return to radio... Spice Girls to perform at Victoria's Secret fashion show... Nick Nolte and girlfriend welcome baby girl... Nick Hogan's car crash passenger on life support... Kiefer Sutherland to do jail time for DUI charges... Danny Bonaduce sued for awards show dust up... New Jersey hospital staffers suspended for peeking at George Clooney's file... Britney Spears to be booked on hit-and-run charges. Rumor Mill: Spears passes first court-ordered drug test... Brit's house burgled over the weekend?... Music award belonging to Amy Winehouse found in bar bathroom... Hugh Grant snapped necking at college party. In Case You Missed It: Britney's "Gimme...

By Liz Kelly  | October 10, 2007; 8:03 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (34)
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Lindsay Lohan: A Changed Woman?

Lohan at the November 2006 premiere of 'Bobby.' (AP) Lindsay Lohan, fresh from a two-month stint in rehab, is like so changed. I know this because LL said so in a new SUPER EXCLUSIVE post-rehab interview with OK! Magazine in which the penitent party girl says she's ready to lead a different life. Though the issue won't hit stands until Thursday, OK! is already busy flakking some tidbits -- and an EXCLUSIVE gallery of her exit from rehab -- online. Rehab was "a sobering experience," said Lilo. "It made me look at myself and all the people, places and things in my life in a different way." By "different way" she must mean in OK! as opposed to at TMZ.com. Because surely making a pit stop with one of the skeevier tabloids while running as fast as you can back to Los Angeles isn't necessarily the best way to...

By Liz Kelly  | October 9, 2007; 10:42 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Morning Mix: Sting Tops List of Worst Lyricists

Headlines: Lindsay Lohan plans to settle in Utah... Sting tops list of worst lyricists... Pix: Inside Gwyneth Paltrow's Hamptons home... Osbournes auction contents of three homes... O.J. Simpson's fake Rolex returned by Goldman family... Victoria Beckham blogs from Paris fashion shows... Hef's girlfriend Holly Madison takes a non-naked job at Playboy... David Spade gives $25K to slain police officer's family. Rumor Mill: Britney Spears applies for bartending job... Charlie Sheen promises to remove his 13 tattoos for new fiancee... Angelina Jolie meets with estranged dad Jon Voight... Is daughter Zahara giving paparazzi the finger?... Prince Harry snorts vodka, does fair impression of frat boy... Pam Anderson had fake cake at latest wedding; Paris Hilton sends new couple a video camera... Penelope Cruz dating actor Javier Bardem? Say What? "I don't know how to get to my Malibu house will you help me?" -- Britney Spears (who, like, so needs to...

By Liz Kelly  | October 9, 2007; 8:06 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (29)
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Comment Box: Leave Hannah Montana Alone

I can't wait til Hannah Montana gets a little older and then crashes like Britney and Lindsay and Paris and Nicole. She's headed there. What do you think? -- Submitted to last week's Celebritology Live chat I'm including this crass question because it reminded me of a perception that I see pretty often -- usually from folks who profess a certain distaste for celebrity news: The belief that all starlets are on an unstoppable collision course with what we will hereby dub "The Brit-down." Definition: Brit-down The period of time in which a young female celebrity may experience one or more of the following: -- An ill-advised romantic entanglement resulting in an Internet sex video, a short-lived marriage or an obsession with Marilyn Manson. -- An addiction to drugs, alcohol, paparazzi cameras, plastic surgery, hair extensions, tanning salons or Taco Bell. -- Jail time, rehab or an alcohol-monitoring anklet. --...

By Liz Kelly  | October 8, 2007; 10:42 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Morning Mix: Lohan Leaves Rehab; Pam Anderson Weds (Again)

Headlines: Lindsay Lohan reportedly leaves rehab... Pam Anderson marries Rick Salomon in Vegas... Montel Williams marries in Bermuda... Britney Spears reunites with mom; Brit names new album: "Blackout"; "Gimme More" video debuts today on "TRL"... Jim Carrey calls for U.N. sanctions against Myanmar... Bryan Adams to headline Middle East peace concert... Brad Pitt says George Clooney should run for president... Spice Girls lease Boeing 757 for world tour... British singer Lily Allen credits hypnotism for recent weight loss... Diddy takes responsibility for sixth child... Lil' Wayne arrested after Idaho contest... Danny Bonaduce won't be charged for awards show scuffle. Rumor Mill: Spears missed first supervised visit with sons; storms out of family intervention... Mary-Kate Olsen spotted getting a little Parisian PDA. Say What? "I don't know! Do you really want me to try and think about it?" -- Mariah Carey, when asked how many bathrooms she has in her New...

By Liz Kelly  | October 8, 2007; 7:59 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (30)
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