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Celebritology 2.0: May 11, 2008 - May 17, 2008

'Lost' Dueling Analysis: There's No Place Like Home, Part 1

In which Jen Chaney and I ask that you get us some lemonade while you're up and, please, keep in mind that Jesus Christ is not a weapon. Liz: So, Jen, don't you know by now that Ben Linus always has a plan? Duh. But, now that we've got that out of the way, I'll leave it up to you to detail -- using specific terms and a PowerPoint presentation if necessary -- exactly what that plan may be. Because me, I'm not so sure I get what good being cold-cocked by Keamy's gun butt is going to do to help Locke and Hugo. Lots to talk about from last night's jam-packed episode -- but let's start with the cucumber cool Mr. Linus. Jen: Last night's episode was a case of Benjamin Linus Interruptus. I so wanted the finale to continue so I could see exactly what was going...

By Liz Kelly  | May 16, 2008; 10:42 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Morning Mix: Britney Vacations With Mel Gibson

Joey Fatone dons a blue Marge Simpson wig at the opening of 'The Simpsons Ride' at Universal Orlando Resort on Thursday. (AP) Headlines: Britney Spears and dad join Mel Gibson in Costa Rica... Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi plan to marry... Angelina Jolie may give birth in France... Lily Allen over-indulges at Cannes event... Shania Twain and husband Mutt Lange split... We're just a regular family, say Ali and Dina Lohan... Kristin Davis opens up about alcoholism... Taylor Hicks following fellow "Idol" alum Clay Aiken to Broadway... Heidi Fleiss shares her trailer home with 20 birds... Rob Lowe wants some of nanny's claims dismissed... Charles Barkley says he'll pay $400,000 gambling debt... Hugh Grant and Elizabeth Hurley win damages from photo agencies. Crime Watch: Hollywood private eye Anthony Pellicano convicted... Dennis Rodman charged with domestic violence... DMX enters not guilty plea for drug possession and animal cruelty charges......

By Liz Kelly  | May 16, 2008; 7:48 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (100)
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For Oprah, the Golden Touch

There's just something unnerving about a disembodied Oprah head floating in space and crowned with two dogs. I'm not the world's biggest Oprah fan, as has been made abundantly clear here in the past. The woman has an outsized ego and way too much sway over the minds (and spending habits) of middle America. That's why when I saw that Oprah was the latest subject of the one-note celeb-centric artist Daniel Edwards (yes, the same guy who brought us the NSFW Britney giving birth and Paris Hilton autopsy sculptures), my face immediately mimicked the look it gets when I find my own dog has unceremoniously left a present in the middle of the living room rug. (Image courtesy Leo Kesting Gallery) As if flesh-and-blood Oprah wasn't bad enough, Edwards has transformed Winfrey into a golden goddess, replete with flowing mane and supporting life-sized likenesses of her dead dogs Sophie and...

By Liz Kelly  | May 15, 2008; 10:42 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (53)
Categories:  Celebrities, Extreme Fans, Miscellaneous  
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Morning Mix: Twins For Brangelina

Headlines: Angelina Jolie confirms she's expecting twins (thanks to Jack Black)... Model Marisa Miller tops Maxim's Hot 100 list... Gwyneth Paltrow not a fan of back fat... Stars stroll Cannes red carpet... Malawi court delays Madonna adoption ruling... Paul McCartney criticized for flying car to U.K... Dolly Parton threatens to sue Howard Stern over manipulated audio... Anne Heche tells custody case judge she's broke... Dennis Quaid talks to Congress about medical errors... Olympic skater Nancy Kerrigan delivers third child... Celine Dion says she has thousands of shoes. Crime Watch: Amy Winehouse won't face charges for alleged drug video. Rumor Mill: Lindsay Lohan cozies up to Joel Madden (as in Nicole Richie's Joel Madden)... Jessica Simpson parties way too hard... Jodie Foster and long-time partner split... Halle Berry not engaged, says source... "Gossip Girl's" Michelle Trachtenberg faints at in-store event. Say What? "I just can't concentrate in flats." -- Victoria...

By Liz Kelly  | May 15, 2008; 8:11 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (71)
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Beyonce's Bootylicious Kid Ads: Over the Line?

(Image via PopGumbo.com) Yep, we know Beyonce Knowles is bootylicious, but suddenly the pop diva turned designer is at the receiving end of a torrent of criticism for marketing that image to the second-grade set. The latest from Beyonce's House of Dereon -- the fashion label she runs with mom Tina -- is "Dereon Girls." And while the clothes themselves may be innocuous enough (if trite and trendy), it is the advertisements featuring seven-year-olds in full makeup and high heels that has critics lining up to charge Beyonce with contributing to the delinquency of minors. Though the ads debuted last fall, they've been the target of a resurgent flurry of comments in the blogosphere: Asks (NSFW) blog PopGumbo: "What is the next ad going to look like? Babies wearing gold metallic bikinis while five-year old boys throw Monopoly money on them." Conservative critic Michelle Malkin, invoking JonBenet Ramsey's image...

By Liz Kelly  | May 14, 2008; 10:42 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (116)
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Morning Mix: Oops, Britney Rear-Ends SUV

Headlines: Britney Spears rear-ends SUV in Beverly Hills (video)... Drew Barrymore rear-ended (not by Britney) in hit-and-run incident... Madonna pledges to build girls' school in Malawi... Oprah's "Big Give" not renewed for another season... Al Reynolds speaks out about Star Jones divorce on MySpace page... Jolie-Pitt clan boats in Monaco... Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon celebrate wedding with theme park party; plan to renew vows next year... Isaiah Washington suing ABC over "Grey's" promo... Stars gear up for Cannes Film Festival... Marissa Jaret Winokur voted off "Dancing With the Stars"... James Garner hospitalized following stroke... Paul Newman alive and kicking, says Army Archerd... Pic: Miley Cyrus's "Got Milk" ad. Crime Watch: Remy Ma gets eight years for shooting friend. Rumor Mill: Sarah Jessica Parker and Kim Catrall avoid each other at "Sex and the City" after party... Mariah and Nick already expecting? Say What? "The first time we really...

By Liz Kelly  | May 14, 2008; 7:55 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (52)
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Rant: Leave 'Donnie Darko' Alone

Jake Gyllenhaal, Jena Malone and freaky bunny in 2001's 'Donnie Darko.' (Dale Robinette/Courtesy NewMar) [Begin Rant] Today we take a break from our usual fare of celeb-circumspection to consider (again) Hollywood's annoying addiction to the sequel. Sure, I'm as hesitantly expectant as the next girl about the imminent release of "Indiana Jones's" fourth installment, but from the moment Harrison Ford cracked that whip back in 1981, "Indiana Jones" had franchise practically tattooed on his forehead. And we were okay with that. Despite its setting during World War II, the movie was a lighthearted, vicarious romp through bug-filled caves where daredevil narrow escapes were tempered by pithy dialogue (The grody "om nom shiva" scene not withstanding.) It was "Goonies" for grown-ups. But, never content to let a good thing remain untarnished by the stank of greed, Hollywood has aimed its indiscriminate money-making steamroller at "Donnie Darko," a movie that --...

By Liz Kelly  | May 13, 2008; 10:43 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (78)
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Morning Mix: Weekend Wedding for Ashlee Simpson?

Backed by co-stars Kim Catrall, Kristen Davis and Cynthia Nixon, Sarah Jessica Parker and her hat arrive at the London premiere of 'Sex and the City' on Monday. (Reuters) Headlines: Brad Pitt reveals new back tattoo, possibly map of New Orleans levee system... No plastic surgery for Cate Blanchett... Joaquin Phoenix album may never be released... Hulk Hogan should have removed bandana in court, says official... Remy Ma's jailhouse wedding scrapped when fiance shows up with handcuff key... Bill O'Reilly loses it in (NSFW) old outtake. Crime Watch: Dennis Farina apologizes for carrying loaded gun... Scott Weiland checks into jail to serve time for DUI. Rumor Mill: Ashlee Simpson and Pete Wentz to marry Saturday; Wentz dreams of Gremlin-themed wedding... Tony Romo and Jessica Simpson split?... Katie Holmes one step closer to Broadway... Tori Spelling to join Jennie Garth in "90210" spin-off... Beyonce and Jay-Z expecting first child, says...

By Liz Kelly  | May 13, 2008; 7:10 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (68)
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Comment Box: Nick Cannon Marries Up

Why exactly is Nick Cannon famous? -- An amalgam of several queries and comments sent in over the past week. Nick Cannon, like many other bold names, is famous for his talent for self-promotion. Sure, he's been performing stand-up comedy since 16 and acting since he was 18 (with roles on Nickelodeon, "Men in Black II" and that percussion-love classic "Drumline"). The 27-year-old also made a little name for himself hosting MTV comedy shows "Wild 'N Out" and "Short Circuitz." He hit this Celebritologist's radar last spring when his publicist sent out a series of frantic e-mails detailing his Times Square jumbotron proposal to Victoria's Secret model Selita Ebanks (they broke up a few months later). After deleting every single one, Cannon settled back in to his tenuous perch on celebrity's C-level. Until May 1, when news broke of Cannon's marriage chart-topping 38-year-old diva Mariah Carey. Mr. Mariah Carey:...

By Liz Kelly  | May 12, 2008; 11:43 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (114)
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Morning Mix: Timberlake & Biel Named Hottest Couple

Editor's Note: Sorry for the delay. We are having issues with our blogging software. Headlines: Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel top Hot Couples list... Paul McCartney and Heather Mills' divorce finalized... Star Jones going through a "difficult time," says Barbara Walters... Jennifer Aniston and John Mayer get closer in Miami (pix)... Harrison Ford loads up on Indiana Jones toys... Brad Pitt helps Bono celebrate his birthday in Monaco... Jennie Garth officially returning to West Beverly... Neil Young gets his own spider... Eva Mendes goes topless for Italian Vogue (some pix NSFW)... Snoop Dogg shoots video with Willie Nelson... Death Row's Suge Knight clocked at L.A. nightclub... Neverland saved from foreclosure, says Michael Jackson... Uma Thurman sues cosmetics company for $15 million. Pam Anderson and son Brandon Lee throw out the first pitch at the L.A. Dodgers' vs. Houston Astros baseball game on Saturday in Los Angeles. (AP) Crime Watch: DMX...

By Liz Kelly  | May 12, 2008; 10:19 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (73)
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