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Celebritology 2.0: December 30, 2007 - January 5, 2008

Update: Britney on 72-Hour Lockdown

Britney Watch: People magazine is reporting that Britney Spears has been placed on a 72-hour mental lockdown at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center following the bizarre incident at her house last night....

By Nancy Kerr  | January 4, 2008; 10:57 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Friday List: Outsized Egos Edition

Alec Baldwin (aka The Bloviator) competes for the room's oxygen supply with Rosie O'Donnell and Barbara Walters during this April 2007 'View' appearance. (Reuters) It's an ugly side effect of fame: celebrities who take themselves way too seriously. Symptoms may include a perception that one can sway an election, write op-eds in major newspapers, sustain a daily blog or spend an hour talking about one's prison experiences on "Larry King Live." In yesterday's Celebritology Live discussion, readers unburdened themselves, disclosing their most personally annoying self-important celebs: "I think Denzel needs an editor and a publicist to keep him intriguing," said one after listening to this NPR interview. "Katherine Heigl," said another, perhaps referring to the actress's recent bite-the-hand-that-feeds-you criticism of "Knocked Up." Alec Baldwin (dubbed "The Bloviator" by the New York Post), the insouciant Gwyneth Paltrow, Michael Douglas, Evangeline Lilly -- all were cited as being shameless self-absorbed attention...

By Liz Kelly  | January 4, 2008; 10:42 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Friday Lists  
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Morning Mix: Spears Hospitalized After Custody Standoff

Britney Spears is carried on a stretcher to an ambulance outside her Beverly Hills home on Thursday evening. (AP/KCBS-TV) Headlines: Britney Spears and son rushed to hospital after handing kids over to K-Fed... Earlier the same day, Spears finally appeared for custody case deposition... Nickelodeon not yanking Jamie Lynn Spears's "Zoey 101"... Despite doughnut generosity, striking writers miffed with Jay Leno... He is legend: Johnny Depp was 2007 box office champ... Rewards points can buy time with celebs... Dane Cook bores Laugh Factory audience for record seven hours... Kanye West credits Connect Four ("Pretty sneaky sis.") with helping him get past his mother's death... Eddie Murphy and Tracey Edmonds to legalize wedding in U.S... Play (aka Christopher Martin of Kid n' Play) injured in car chase... Amy Winehouse's husband voted Britain's most "witless" male celebrity... Judge says neighbors don't have enough info to sue Leonardo DiCaprio... Musician Stephen Stills...

By Liz Kelly  | January 4, 2008; 6:16 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (41)
Categories:  Britney Spears, Daily Mix  
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Trailer Trash: Katie Holmes in 'Mad Money'

So yesterday I nipped out in the middle of the day to take in a matinee of "Charlie Wilson's War." I know what you're thinking. You're thinking I'm a slacker of the first order. You're thinking this is the part where I declare this film the worst hair movie ever. (Seriously, big props to the stylist who can make Julia Roberts look like a skeleton wearing a labradoodle and to the cataract-ridden person who dyed Philip Seymour Hoffman's hair black -- you missed a spot!) However, today's post is dedicated to a much more important topic -- the trailer for "Mad Money," the mind-melting upcoming release which promises approximately 90 minutes of "entertainment" facilitated by the detestable Diane Keaton, the I'm-in-everything Queen Latifah and the pert shell of what used to be Katie Holmes. How bad could it possibly be? Based on the trailer alone (see above), I'd have to...

By Liz Kelly  | January 3, 2008; 10:43 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (44)
Categories:  Celebrities, TomKat  
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Morning Mix: Brit's Lawyers Jump Ship

Mary Steenburgen and husband Ted Danson listen as Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks Wednesday in Iowa. (AP) Headlines: Britney Spears's lawyers quit custody case (maybe because she missed her deposition again?)... David Letterman makes bearded return to late night... Elisabeth Hasselbeck returning to "The View" Monday... News outlet apologizes for "misrepresenting" Will Smith Hitler quote... Sean Penn to head Cannes Film Festival jury... Anne Hathaway named newest Lancome "ambassador"... Janet Jackson says her new album may cause a baby boom... Suri Cruise up for first acting role?... Ne-Yo sues R. Kelly for cutting him from tour. Rumor Mill: Nickelodeon reportedly cuts Jamie Lynn Spears show... Are Jessica Simpson and Tony Romo really dating?... Lindsay Lohan hitting up friends for spending money?... Tyler Perry signs on to new "Star Trek" movie... Ashlee Simpson and Kim Kardashian deny engagement rumors... Angelina Jolie reconciles with father Jon Voight... Britney Spears checks...

By Liz Kelly  | January 3, 2008; 8:04 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (65)
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2008: A Good Year for Britney -- So Far

Jamie Lynn Spears: The face of 2008? (Getty Images) Let's do the time warp again, shall we? We're staring down the barrel of a fresh year, rife with possibility. It's a good year for Britney Spears so far. And that's something! This time last year, Brit had already made headlines by falling asleep in a Las Vegas nightclub and would soon plunge headfirst into a year of self-mutilation. Some well-worn names are already up to their old tricks (La Lohan reasserting her tabloid dominance by making free with the lips in the Med) while others are using the time to pay for last year's transgressions (Kiefer Sutherland, Michelle Rodriguez). Still others have turned our heads by keeping some downright crazy company (Paris Hilton and K-Fed?). What will 2008 hold? Hard to say. A year ago today Anna Nicole Smith was alive. Lindsay Lohan had the buzz of a promising...

By Liz Kelly  | January 2, 2008; 10:42 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (53)
Categories:  Celebrities, Miscellaneous  
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Morning Mix: Kidman & Aniston Not Pregnant, Say Reps

Socialite sisters Nicky and Paris Hilton (who isn't drinking champagne in a can) toast the New Year at Las Vegas's LAX nightclub. (AP) Headlines: Eddie Murphy marries Tracey Edmonds... "SNL's" Jimmy Fallon marries producer girlfriend... Robin Wright Penn files for divorce from Sean Penn... Late night talk comes back to life tonight... Jennifer Garner named West Virginian of the year... Lindsay Lohan voted worst performer of 2007 in online poll... Paris Hilton parties with K-Fed and Larry Birkhead... Sting kisses his wife's feet. Crime Watch: Brandy won't be charged in fatal car crash. Rumor Mill: Publicist shoots down Nicole Kidman pregnancy rumor... Baby bump rumors swirl around Jennifer Aniston, but rep says Aniston is not in the family way... Simply having a wonderful Christmas time: Paul McCartney has angioplasty over holidays... Lindsay Lohan kisses her way around Capri... Britney Spears spends New Year's Eve with kids and paparazzo pal......

By Liz Kelly  | January 2, 2008; 7:39 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (24)
Categories:  Daily Mix  
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