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Celebritology 2.0: April 27, 2008 - May 3, 2008

'Lost' Dueling Analysis: Something Nice Back Home

In which fellow "Lost"-obsessed over-analyzer Jen Chaney and I pick apart the latest episode of what is truly the best show on TV (now that "Rock of Love" is in hiatus). Liz: A slow moving episode, but important, I'd say, as pinpointing the genesis of Jack's descent into addiction, general nuttiness and (we can assume) what shall henceforth be known as "the bearded era." Where are we in this mini-arc, Jen -- episode three out of five? It's all starting to run together. Jen: That was just episode two out of five, hour two out of six since the finale is a two-hour extravaganza. I didn't find it slow-moving, actually, although I understand the tendency to see it that way after last week's shootapalooza. I thought we got back on track -- this was more like a "Lost" episode I recognize rather than an installment of "Benjamin Linus and...

By Liz Kelly  | May 2, 2008; 10:42 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (114)
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Morning Mix: Report -- Mariah Carey Marries Nick Cannon

Headlines: Barbara Walters opens up about affair with Republican senator... No couch jumping for Tom Cruise on this visit to Oprah... Miley Cyrus to skip Disney red carpet event... Jennifer Love Hewitt and Patrick Dempsey named TV's sexiest stars... "American Pie's" Jason Biggs marries... Benji Madden calls girlfriend Paris Hilton "wife material"... Renee Zellweger producing breast cancer movie for Lifetime... John Mayer reveals new sleeve tattoo... Nicole Kidman to play Dusty Springfield in upcoming biopic... Peter Fonda flips the bird at paparazzi... Gary Coleman appears on "Divorce Court"... Hot diggity! Pam Anderson's unwanted fishing equipment up for auction... Usher says he'd never sell photos of his baby... Robert De Niro launching line of Japanese-themed hotels... Alan Cumming says media to blame for inhibiting gay actors. Crime Watch: Uma Thurman says alleged stalker sent her drawing of an open grave... Dennis Rodman arrested for hitting woman at L.A. hotel. Rumor...

By Liz Kelly  | May 2, 2008; 7:50 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (135)
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Celebritology 101: Pete Wentz, King of 'Lucky In Love' Pack

Pete Wentz with fiancee Ashlee Simpson at Saturday's White House Correspondents' Association dinner. (Getty Images) Without an ill-fated, and much publicized, marriage to Britney Spears we probably would've never heard the name Kevin Federline. But his status as the quintessential hanger-on is just so 2005. In fact, over the past year he's even become tolerable when contrasted with his erratic ex-wife. But, fear not, a strapping new crop of boy toys have risen to carry the title of biggest male celebrity hangers-on. Below, in convenient list form, the entertainment world's biggest testosterone-rich accessories: Pete Wentz: The diminutive makeup-wearing Fall Out Boy bassist was just another MTV snippet until he started dating Ashlee Simpson. Now, with rumors of a baby on the way, Wentz has parlayed his romance into 24/7 paparazzi coverage. The Madden Brothers: After Joel scored a coveted gig as Nicole Richie's baby daddy, brother (and Good Charlotte...

By Liz Kelly  | May 1, 2008; 10:43 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Morning Mix: Kate Hudson is 'Most Beautiful' Cover Girl

Headlines: Kate Hudson is People's "Most Beautiful" cover girl... Gisele Bundchen is top earning supermodel... Tyler Perry, Mariah Carey make Times "Most Influential" list... Details of Oprah's pre-recorded Tom Cruise interview leak out... Madonna delivers high-power secret show in New York... Sean "Diddy" Combs to get Hollywood Walk of Fame star Friday... David Blaine sets breath-holding record... Gwyneth Paltrow loves fried food, calls daughter "Appley-Dappley"... Noted cultural commentator Matthew Modine drops N-word during interview... John Travolta rocks shorn pate, handlebar mustache for new role... Tina Turner kicking off U.S. tour in October... Classy Amy Winehouse shows off love bite... Rob Lowe's wife faces sexual harassment claims... Judge throws out J.Lo TV show copycat suit... Rep says Pete Wentz assault claim is without merit. Rumor Mill: Katie Holmes sent to Scientology boot camp?... Jamie Lynn Spears expecting a girl... Richie Sambora to replace Bret Michaels on "Rock of Love"... Britney...

By Liz Kelly  | May 1, 2008; 7:47 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Creative Captioning: Quick Draw McGraw

Creative Captioning, once banished to the land of canceled blog features, is back. At least for today. Why? Because we've finally got a picture worthy of our wit. You have below a celebrity, a fragrance, an image and one seriously weird pose. Do your best (or your worst). There has to be a certain amount of ego that goes along with naming a fragrance after one's self. Sure, at the most basic level, this is all marketing -- celebrity fragrances (for some unknown reason) are guaranteed sellers at Wal-Mart -- and chemical conglomerates make big bucks by branding their concoctions with soft focus images of Britney Spears and J.Lo. But, naming that fragrance "McGraw by Tim McGraw" screams "TIM MCGRAW TIM MCGRAW TIM MCGRAW!!!" You see my point, I think. Why clutter up one's stink with the stank of extraneous words like "perfume" or "cologne" or "stud" or "glam...

By Liz Kelly  | April 30, 2008; 10:42 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Morning Mix: 'Leave Miley Alone,' says Rosie O'Donnell

Headlines: Miley Cyrus is "just having fun," says Heidi Montag... "Leave Miley alone," says Rosie O'Donnell... Shannon Elizabeth cut from "Dancing With the Stars"... Karina Smirnoff denies split from Mario Lopez... Paula Abdul flubs, critiques unsung song on "Idol"... Angela Bassett joining "ER" cast for final season... David Blaine to attempt world record stunt on "Oprah Winfrey Show"... "My Name is Earl's" Jason Lee and girlfriend expecting baby... Broken foot postpones Mya's Broadway debut in "Chicago"... Carrie Fisher dishes about "Star Wars" era fling with Harrison Ford... Benji Madden pens love song for girlfriend Paris Hilton... Hulk Hogan helps daughter Brooke get sunscreen on those hard to reach spots (sixth photo)... Britney Spears pads around hotel gym wearing only a towel... Al Franken says he'll pay $70,000 in back taxes. Crime Watch: "CSI's" Gary Dourdan arrested for drug possession... Prosecutors pass on charging Vanilla Ice with domestic battery... Uma...

By Liz Kelly  | April 30, 2008; 7:59 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Comment Box: The Naked Truth About Miley Cyrus

15-year-old Miley Cyrus at the Academy Awards in Ferbuary. (Reuters) It's no surprise that the Miley Cyrus photo scandal is the talk du jour. Everyone -- from The Post Style section to mommy blogs to Jamie Lee Curtis -- is adding voice to the question of whether semi-topless Vanity Fair pix (released on the heels of last week's leaked Miley bra shots) of the 15-year-old Disney star have gone too far. In an utterly unscientific insta-poll conducted here yesterday, 72 percent of Celebritology readers think Miley Cyrus and her parents/management are using the Vanity Fair photo kerfuffle -- and their buyers' remorse -- as calculated plays for press. So, because we're so easily led down the path of manufactured starlet scandals, I thought we'd delve just a little deeper into the Great Miley Scandal of '08. Left: Annie Leibovitz's portrait of Miley Cyrus. Right: The June cover. (Images courtesy...

By Liz Kelly  | April 29, 2008; 10:42 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (585)
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Morning Mix: Mel Gibson Takes On First Leading Role Since 2002

Headlines: Annie Leibovitz says Miley Cyrus, and her parents, thought the 15-year-old's semi-topless portrait was "beautiful"; Jamie Lee Curtis says adults should have protected Miley... Mel Gibson to star in first movie since 2002... Cher says she was "crazy" about one-time fling Tom Cruise... Joel Madden and Nicole Richie opt for Obama... Mindy McCready admits to longtime affair with Roger Clemens... Gwyneth Paltrow keeps up the high heels, short dress thing... Amy Winehouse and Mark Ronson recording theme for new Bond movie... Britney Spears returning to "How I Met Your Mother" on May 12... Hilary Duff says she's not joining the new "90210" (but "Full House" alumna Lori Loughlin is)... Amy Poehler and Will Arnett expecting first child... Kristin Bell saving Catholic school uniform for wedding night... Marky Ramone markets safe sex kit... Ashley Dupre files suit against "Girls Gone WIld" founder Joe Francis. Crime Watch: Scott Weiland pleads...

By Liz Kelly  | April 29, 2008; 8:15 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Celebs Descend on Annual Correspondents' Dinner

'Desperate Housewives' star Marcia Cross talks to a TV crew from the red carpet. (Liz Kelly for washingtonpost.com) I'm not sure what the attraction is for celebs who attend the annual White House Correspondents' Association dinner and after-parties. D.C. isn't exactly L.A. or Cannes and the Washington Hilton isn't exactly the Roosevelt Hotel. But perhaps attendance at the annual press do lends a certain gravitas to the walking airbrushed who attend. (Here I thought Ashlee Simpson was a lip-synching airhead until she walked the red carpet, proving that she at least knows how to catch a plane to the nation's capital. Well done, Ashlee. You're one step ahead of Miss South Carolina. You probably have a map.) Although I didn't see Pam Anderson, I'm told her table -- shared with "Hills" star Lauren Conrad, among others -- was a hub of activity during the actual dinner and Pammy even...

By Liz Kelly  | April 28, 2008; 10:42 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Morning Mix: Miley Cyrus 'Embarrassed' by Vanity Fair Photos

Headlines: Miley Cyrus "embarrassed" by Vanity Fair photo spread (article | pix)... Oprah leaks details about upcoming Tom Cruise interview... Hillary Clinton "sorry to hear about" Star Jones's divorce... Prince headlines Coachella music festival; David Hasselhoff on hand; Paris Hilton, Carmen Electra among revelers at after-party... Halle Berry makes first post-baby appearance... Photog says Hilton and boyfriend Benji Madden ran over his foot... Kenny Chesney injured in "Spinal Tap"-esque concert snafu... Lou Reed and long-time girlfriend Laurie Anderson marry. Crime Watch: Police caution Amy Winehouse for alleged assault. Rumor Mill: Jennifer Aniston and John Mayer?... Owen Wilson meets up with Richie Sambora, Vince Vaughn in Miami... Jailed rocker Pete Doherty turns to Islam... Coming soon to Wii: A Carmen Electra pole-dancing game? Say What? "I won't be a sweaty bride." -- Jennifer Love Hewitt on why she won't be marrying fiance Ross McCall this summer. Insta-Poll Polling courtesy twiigs.com....

By Liz Kelly  | April 28, 2008; 7:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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