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Celebritology 2.0: November 4, 2007 - November 10, 2007

2007: The Year of the Celeb DUI?

Mickey Rourke smiles for the camera. (AP) Mickey Rourke, arrested yesterday in Florida for allegedly driving a scooter under the influence, is the latest Hollywoodie to mix drinking and driving in the last 10 months. Below, a dis-honor roll of 2007 celebrity DUI arrests. Nov. 8 -- Mickey Rourke The versatile star, who once played drunk Charles Bukowski ("Barfly"), is arrested in Miami Beach for failing a field sobriety test after erratically piloting a scooter. Oct. 31 -- Lane Garrison The "Prison Break" star is sentenced to 40 months in prison for a December 2006 DUI that killed a 17-year-old high school student. Oct. 30 -- Rebecca DeMornay A cooperative DeMornay, who once tempted Tom Cruise in "Risky Business," is arrested with a .09 blood alcohol level while driving in Beverly Hills. (Perhaps she was trying to blot out this memory.) Oct. 25 -- Daniel Dae Kim The actor...

By Liz Kelly  | November 9, 2007; 10:43 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Morning Mix: Latest Celeb DUI Arrest -- Mickey Rourke

Supermodel Elle MacPherson surrounds herself with a bunch of dummies wearing her new line of undies. (AP) Headlines: Celebs join striking writers on picket line... Ellen DeGeneres blasted for taping show... Court orders Britney Spears to give drug lab working phone number... Witness says O.J. Simpson led Vegas hotel room raid... Heather Mills parts ways with legal team... Video: Tom Cruise's "Valkyrie" trailer now online... Winona Ryder signs on to "Star Trek" movie as Spock's mom... 73-year-old woman claims to be James Brown's wife... Dennis Quaid and wife welcome twins... Michael Jackson's reps say Neverland ranch is safe from foreclosure... Mickey Rourke arrested on DUI suspicion in Florida... Wesley Snipes alleges racism in tax evasion trial... Police search Amy Winehouse's London home, arrest husband. Rumor Mill: Tom Cruise refuses to have cell phone or e-mail address... Nicole Richie and Joel Madden rejected by gated community. Admirable Wordsmithing: Today, we...

By Liz Kelly  | November 9, 2007; 8:04 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Doubletake: Celebrity Clones as Art

A Bush-a-like takes on the Rubik's Cube. (TASCHEN) Artist Alison Jackon's work gives one pause, to put it mildly. The British artist's work -- both on film and in still images -- centers on interjecting celebrity lookalikes into jaw-dropping scenarios. There's the peek inside a nightmarish Scientology-approved delivery room as Katie Holmes delivers Suri, playful shots of Princes William and Harry cavorting in Nazi regalia and peeks at a very domesticated Paris Hilton behind bars. Casual observers, though, can easily mistake Jackson's fantastical, elaborate recreations as the real thing. Maybe because we suspect they mirror reality. Jackson describes herself as an interpreter of public fantasies, an artist giving concrete form to our wild speculations and shrewdly tapping into the insatiable appetite for celebrity dirt. "It's really about an obsession with celebrity and how we think we know celebrities intimately, but we don't really know them for real," said Jackson....

By Liz Kelly  | November 8, 2007; 10:43 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Morning Mix: No MSNBC Deal for Rosie O'Donnell

Keith Urban and Nicole Kidman arrive at Wednesday's Country Music Awards. (AP) Headlines: Rosie O'Donnell says MSNBC deal is a no-go... Damon Wayans says he agrees with Imus; wants a woman to cook for him... Jennifer Lopez finally confirms pregnancy... Lynn Spears blames herself for Britney's troubles... Michael Jackson ignores his freaky reputation... Osmond family to reunite on Friday's "Oprah Winfrey Show"... Oprah-recommended author exposed as white supremacist... George Clooney flips the bird in Fabio's general direction... Anne Heche says dating "Men in Trees" co-star James Tupper makes work more fun... Lindsay Lohan's curb-hopping Mercedes for sale on eBay... Prince sues fan-run Web sites... Ed Asner's wife files for separation... Priest accused of stalking Conan O'Brien... David Copperfield sued for pulling out of shows following rape claim... Hulk Hogan's son ticketed for August crash... Pete Doherty apologizes for drug relapse. Rumor Mill: Lindsay Lohan to cameo on "Ugly Betty?"......

By Liz Kelly  | November 8, 2007; 8:02 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Morning Mix: George Clooney vs. Fabio?

Headlines: Britney Spears ordered to pay K-Fed's legal fees... Eagles top Spears on Billboard charts... Jane Seymour cut from "Dancing with the Stars"... Paul McCartney snapped canoodling in Hamptons... Vince Vaughn claims he doesn't own a cell phone. (I guess this one belongs to someone else?)... Paris and Nicky Hilton judge Tokyo beauty pageant... Russell Crowe loves shopping, plans baptism... Michael Lohan says he's not up for a reality show... Rihanna opens up about romance with Josh Hartnett... Ethiopian students protest Beyonce's meeting with church leaders... Meat Loaf scraps European tour after developing cyst on vocal cords... Rebecca De Mornay arrested on DUI suspicion... Diddy won't face charges in nightclub dispute... Osmond family patriarch dead at 90. Rumor Mill: George Clooney and Fabio nearly come to blows over restaurant pix... Mel Gibson's son in rehab... Michael Jackson's Neverland ranch in foreclosure? (And is Jacko living in D.C.?)... Britney Spears parks...

By Liz Kelly  | November 7, 2007; 7:01 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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A Decidedly Non-Rosie Outlook

Rosie at an October 'Celebrity Detox' signing. (Getty Images) When Rosie O'Donnell walked away from "The View" after last spring's serial spat with conservative nemesis Elisabeth Hasselbeck, I cheered. It wasn't so much because I'm a Rosie-hater (though, in the interest of full disclosure, I must admit that I'm not her biggest fan). Rather, it was because she decried the split-screen treatment of the shout-down. She'd had enough, she said. She didn't want to be "Hannity & Colmes," she said. She was tired of it all and wanted to return to the comfort and quiet of her family. Good on her. But, alas, she lied. Hours (at least in Celebritology time) later, O'Donnell was pushing herself back into the national blather-feuled dialogue by posting pseudo-cryptic blog slams to anyone in arm's reach (Hasselbeck, Barbara Walters). And just a few short months after her abrupt departure from daytime talk, she...

By Liz Kelly  | November 6, 2007; 12:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Morning Mix: Rosie Returning to TV?

Apologies for the tardiness of today's Morning Mix, but our blog software was experiencing massive technical malaise this morning. All is well and we'll carry on as usual. Well, almost. Today's main post will go up closer to Noon or 1 p.m. ET. -- Liz Beyonce performs Monday in Shanghai. (AFP/Getty Images) Headlines: Rosie O'Donnell in talks to host MSNBC primetime talk show... Oprah vows to clean house at South African school... Al Gore's daughter penning romantic comedy starring Jake Gyllenhaal... Or, she was: Hollywood machine grinds to a halt as writers strike... Katie Holmes dons heels just hours after completing NYC Marathon (but where was her bra?)... Sarah Jessica Parker not bothered by "unsexiest woman" title... Julia Roberts says she's done having kids, dreams of being a stay-at-home mom... Vogue names Queen Elizabeth one of the world's most glamorous women... Pic: Britney Spears at 50?... David Beckham plays in...

By Liz Kelly  | November 6, 2007; 10:46 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (41)
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Comment Box: A New Brangelina Baby?

IMDB reported yesterday that Angelina Jolie is expecting another child. Is the world ready for this? Do you think they'll escape to Africa again? -- Submitted to last week's Celebritology Live discussion Reports that Angie and Brad may have another genetically-gifted kid on the way rekindled last week after Jolie canceled a planned lecture at an academic conference titled "The Flight of the Hummingbird -- The Future of Children in the Mind and Society of the World." Camp Brangelina is, understandably, not addressing the rumors. However, one Letizia Manjani, a spokesperson for the center where Jolie was scheduled to speak -- who would doubtless be privy to Brangelina's family planning and the chosen vessel to carry their news to the world -- did have this to say: "Angelina canceled last week. Due to her privacy I can't confirm her pregnancy, but I can say that the Italian newspapers are correct...

By Liz Kelly  | November 5, 2007; 10:43 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (42)
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Morning Mix: Katie Holmes Finishes NYC Marathon

Kate Holmes is joined by husband Tom Cruise and daughter Suri after completing Sunday's New York City Marathon. (AP) Headlines: Katie Holmes runs New York City Marathon... Jennifer Garner gets mixed reviews for Broadway debut... Milla Jovovich gives birth to baby girl "Ever"... Cate Blanchett and Christina Aguilera confirm pregnancies... Shia LaBeouf ("Transformers") arrested after refusing to leave Chicago drugstore... Woman arrested in abuse case at Oprah's South Africa school. Rumor Mill: Paul McCartney contemplating full child custody bid after Heather Mills admits suicidal thoughts... Britney Spears may have run over cop's foot... K-Fed to sit down with Oprah in early 2008... Hilary Duff spotted lap-dancing boyfriend at New York club (second item)... Mel Gibson returning to acting....

By Liz Kelly  | November 5, 2007; 8:59 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (58)
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