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Posted at 7:02 AM ET, 04/21/2008

Morning Mix: Sandra Bullock Unharmed in Car Crash

By Liz Kelly

Less than a week after giving birth, Cate Blanchett attends a creative session at the 'Australia 2020 Summit.' Fellow Aussie Hugh Jackman has called Blanchett a 'superwoman' for commitment to the conference. (Reuters)

Headlines: Madonna asks for delay in Malawi adoption... Perhaps because she's busy YouTubing... Sandra Bullock unhurt after collision with drunk driver... Poll: Celebs make no difference in charitable donations... Eli Manning weds college sweetheart... Enrique Iglesias says Anna Kournikova won't marry him (yet)... Keshia Knight Pulliam ("The Cosby Show's" Rudy) to play prostitute in new Tyler Perry movie... Australian newspaper wants to help Daniel Radcliffe find mystery woman... Photographer wins damages from Zsa Zsa Gabor's husband... Harrison Ford says Ed Bradley and Jimmy Buffett inspired ear piercing... Ricky Gervais bares chest for magazine cover shoot.

Crime Watch: CNN's Richard Quest arrested for drug possession... Foxy Brown leaves jail after eight months.

Spears Watch: Britney returning to "How I Met Your Mother."

Rumor Mill: Kanye West breaks up with fiance Alexis Phifer... Elisabeth Hasselbeck (hearts) Poison... Prince William misused helicopter privileges, says politician... Amy Winehouse's jailed husband trading pix for drugs.

By Liz Kelly  | April 21, 2008; 7:02 AM ET
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Why doesn't that Aussie newspaper just comp Harry Potter's personal ad?

"You: tall, blonde hair, blue eyes, radiant smile. Me: glasses, fiddling with my wand. Coffee, tea, or starf***ing? - reply Box 23792."

Posted by: byoolin | April 21, 2008 7:45 AM | Report abuse

Re 'Spearswatch' item:

Take that Neil Patrick Harris... your 'anonymous' comment posted yesterday in Liz Kelly's Friday 'Highbrow' blog is officially no longer valid.

Posted by: byoolin | April 21, 2008 7:50 AM | Report abuse

Zsa Zsa's hubby is quite a colourful character.

Sez Wikipedia: In July '07, he says three women asked him to pose for pictures with them, robbed him, stole his car keys, jewelry, wallet, driver's license and all his clothes and handcuffed him. He called LAPD using a cellphone; when they arrived, he was naked but "no handcuffs were found at the scene."

Sez IMDB: He & Zsa Zsa legally adopt men who pay millions for right to use the von Anhalt name.

Posted by: byoolin | April 21, 2008 8:02 AM | Report abuse

Oh byoolin, you make Monday mornings semi-better.

Posted by: jelo | April 21, 2008 8:44 AM | Report abuse

Thanks for the semi-kind words, jelo. :-)

Memo to Mr. Fielder-Civil: Blake, baby, be stingy with the underwear pix of the lovely Ms. Stick-Insect, er, Winehouse. After you've traded the last of those for drugs, your new name will be Bottom Fielder-Civil.

Posted by: byoolin | April 21, 2008 8:57 AM | Report abuse

Why is the Prince William thing in the rumor mill when it actually happened?

Posted by: michael | April 21, 2008 8:59 AM | Report abuse

Quest's lawyer, Alan Abramson said:
"Mr. Quest did not realize that the park had a curfew and was returning to his hotel with friends. The matter is scheduled to be dismissed."

Um, yes, and the pocket full of meth? Mr. Quest did not realize that the meth was an illegal, highly addictive and very destructive drug?? Or what? And why didn't Mr. Quest just ask Race Bannon and Hadji?

Hey Liz Kelly, why no comment of the week last week? Or did I miss it somehow?

Posted by: sunnydaze | April 21, 2008 8:59 AM | Report abuse

It's always good to see a Jonny Quest reference in the comments.

Posted by: methinks | April 21, 2008 9:15 AM | Report abuse

How many of you caught Ann Curry's faux pas this morning when she said good morning to Matt and Katie... (woops). She caught herself right away

Posted by: m.a.t. | April 21, 2008 9:16 AM | Report abuse

Maybe Ann Curry knows something we don't.

Naw. Couldn't be that.

Posted by: byoolin | April 21, 2008 9:30 AM | Report abuse

Ann Curry's 'faux pas' is showing up at NBC Studios every day.

Posted by: byoolin | April 21, 2008 9:37 AM | Report abuse

That Ricky Gervais item needs a "(NSFW)" after it.

I miss Jonny Quest. Wasn't somebody who is now famous one of the cartoon voices? My mind goes to Casey Kasem, but I don't think that's right.

Rudy from "Cosby" playing a hooker? How Eve Plumb of her.

Maybe Ann Curry knows something we don't. (Nah.)

Posted by: td | April 21, 2008 10:11 AM | Report abuse

(Clearly, byoolin's comment about Ann Curry was in my head when I wrote that. Sorry to be a copycat.)

Posted by: td | April 21, 2008 10:19 AM | Report abuse

td, I'd have thought that the words "Ricky Gervais" next to "bares chest" is its own NSFW warning.

Posted by: byoolin | April 21, 2008 10:28 AM | Report abuse

Gervais+bare chest+MAKEUP=fair warning.

Posted by: other liz | April 21, 2008 10:39 AM | Report abuse

I stand corrected, byoolin. My bad.

Posted by: td | April 21, 2008 10:47 AM | Report abuse

Okay, FINE. I'll go look. Wait here, I'll be right back.

Posted by: byoolin | April 21, 2008 10:48 AM | Report abuse

I cannot believe nobody said anything about the unbuttoned leather pants.

Posted by: byoolin and his bleeding eyes. | April 21, 2008 10:49 AM | Report abuse

ew. just ew. and that cheezy porn-star smile....

Posted by: b | April 21, 2008 10:52 AM | Report abuse

I'm a little bit embarassed to admit that I don't know who Ricky Gervais is. And after looking at the pics I don't want to know.

Posted by: still | April 21, 2008 10:56 AM | Report abuse

Harrison Ford: "I walked down Madison Avenue till I found the first jewelry store that pierced ears."

Which would explain the Hello Kitty dangle.

Nothing says misplaced mid-life crisis like earrings on a gray craggy old man. Except maybe a ponytail, tattoo, or girlfriend twenty-two years your junior.

Posted by: yellojkt | April 21, 2008 10:58 AM | Report abuse

Ricky Gervais was auditioning for The Burt Reynolds Story. They just didn't print the pictures with him wearing nothing but a football and a smile.

Posted by: yellojkt | April 21, 2008 11:00 AM | Report abuse

Still, go rent the British (original) "Office" now. Watch. See why the American version is really awful. See why Ricky Gervais is quite simply a genius.

Posted by: Anonymous | April 21, 2008 11:00 AM | Report abuse

Gervais is amazing. His little role in For Your Consideration overshadowed most of the other parts of the movie.

Posted by: Anonymous | April 21, 2008 11:02 AM | Report abuse

Cate Blanchette is amazing. Drop dead gorgeous. Three small boys, a somewhat frumpy looking husband whom she is nuts about, a theater they run together (that is also green, run by wind power, etc), stays out of clubs, etc. Just seems a normal human being who is mindblowingly talented (go now and rent Notes on a Scnadal if you want to see an amazing performance).

Posted by: Anonymous | April 21, 2008 11:09 AM | Report abuse

The Harrison Ford story is old news. He told everybody that story back in the 90's - right around the time he turned 50, I believe. In fact it might have been the year that he was People's sexiest man (the earring was mentioned in the article as it was displayed quite prominently in the pictures). I don't know why I remember this so well.....

Posted by: Stuck@Work | April 21, 2008 11:12 AM | Report abuse

Let's just be glad Harrison Ford wasn't walking down a different street, or else he might have ended up with a Prince Albert.

Posted by: M Street | April 21, 2008 11:14 AM | Report abuse

I nominate M for Comment Of The Week.

Posted by: byoolin | April 21, 2008 11:17 AM | Report abuse

gervais' "extras" series is also incredible, as are his podcasts with steven merchant and karl pilkington.

Posted by: m | April 21, 2008 11:27 AM | Report abuse

Damn, M Street, that was a strong start. Well done.

Posted by: 23112 | April 21, 2008 11:28 AM | Report abuse

Ricky Gervais' Extras is fantastic. The final episode was amazing.

Posted by: jelo | April 21, 2008 11:33 AM | Report abuse

And, if he had turned the corner from Madison Ave and walked into Greenwich Village after getting the Prince Albert, no one would need to call Harrison to ask if he had Prince Albert in a can.

Posted by: Sasquatch | April 21, 2008 11:52 AM | Report abuse

for the more innocent among us:

Posted by: Anonymous | April 21, 2008 12:08 PM | Report abuse

Ricky Gervais??????

Is he the person, who in his younger days, served as the model for this?

Posted by: Sasquatch | April 21, 2008 12:39 PM | Report abuse

Or is Ricky Gervais the model for this?

Posted by: Sasquatch | April 21, 2008 12:42 PM | Report abuse

Gervais is havin' a laugh. Rent the dvds for Extras and watch the special features -- he's not capable of being serious for more than 2 minutes at a time. The best was the feature on all the things he does to Nigel the editor. The guy's insane.

Posted by: arlington | April 21, 2008 12:42 PM | Report abuse

You all forgot to mention the Rock of Love reunion show last night. It was crrrrrazy!!! Daisy dropped the bomb that she was sleeping with Bret "the entire time" (which wasn't surprising, but I was glad that the whispers were confirmed). And apparently Bret "kicked Amber to the curb"?

Wow, what has my life become?

Posted by: Catalina | April 21, 2008 1:08 PM | Report abuse

Ann Curry's father died last week (note that she was wearing black this morning). I, for one, will cut her some slack. Until next week.

Posted by: BeachGirl | April 21, 2008 1:21 PM | Report abuse

I love Ricky Gervais. I'll bet he knows what a Prince Albert is. Is that the same thing as Lucky Pierre?

Posted by: possum | April 21, 2008 3:14 PM | Report abuse

Catalina, I loved that reunion show--could not believe it when Daisy and Heather got into that hair pulling face scratching fight! But I missed the kicking Ambre to the curb part--please explain?

Posted by: still | April 21, 2008 3:31 PM | Report abuse

Guess Anna Kournikova is smarter than I gave her credit for. Though I find myself wondering about Iglesias' turnaround -- previously he said he didn't want to marry her. Which is it?

Okay, I give up. What's a lucky Pierre? My cat's name is Pierre and he's awesome, so I hope it's not something as skin-crawlingly gross as a Prince Albert! Talk about NSFW!!! NSF ... anything!

Posted by: Californian | April 21, 2008 3:42 PM | Report abuse

Ok, I checked out the def. for a Prince Albert... ah, ewwwww! But the best part was this, "Finally, be warned that wearing a ring in your urethra will often affect the urine stream -- you may need to sit down to pee."

Posted by: Anonymous | April 21, 2008 3:58 PM | Report abuse

Good gracious. Lucky Pierre is very innocent in comparison. Like imagine you have two very, very good friends, and they are the bread, and you are the filling in the sammich. So you're Lucky Pierre. In fact, probably club sammiches may be made, with multiple Luckies.

Posted by: possum | April 21, 2008 4:17 PM | Report abuse

Californian, learn to use

Posted by: Anonymous | April 21, 2008 4:29 PM | Report abuse

anon at 4:29, learn to use your manners

Posted by: rachelt | April 21, 2008 4:43 PM | Report abuse

anon at 4:29, it's quite possible is not avaiable to Californian at work. I have to wait until I get home to see it.

Posted by: jes | April 21, 2008 4:50 PM | Report abuse

Man! That's the Nastypedia! And I searched for Prince Albert in a Can and nothing came back - guess that joke doesn't have as much staying power as the contemporary Prince Albert.

Posted by: rachelt | April 21, 2008 4:56 PM | Report abuse

-- Young Tim Matheson was the voice of JOnny Quest.

-- Sad news for Gervais-philes: Karl will not agree to one last podcast. Check Gervais' website for sad details.

Posted by: odessasteps | April 22, 2008 2:16 AM | Report abuse

Tim Matheson! Thanks, odessasteps! I knew it was somebody hilarious like that.

Posted by: td | April 22, 2008 5:04 AM | Report abuse

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