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Posted at 7:55 AM ET, 05/29/2008

Morning Mix: Report -- George Clooney Single Again

By Liz Kelly

Naomi Campbell leaves the police station at London's Heathrow Airport after being formally charged with assaulting a police officer at the airport in April. (AP)
Thursday

Headlines: Sharon Stone apologizes for China quake "karma" remark... Judge approves Madonna's Malawi adoption... Ashlee Simpson and Pete Wentz confirm it: baby on the way... Usher slams rumors of marital trouble, says he and Tameka are "in love"... Paul McCartney steps out with new girlfriend... Woody Harrelson plans 40-day surfing fast... Dunkin' Donuts yanks Rachael Ray ad over concerns about scarf resembling a keffiyeh... Brat packer Ally Sheedy divorcing husband of 15 years... Matthew McConaughey's brother "Rooster" signs on to reality show... K-Fed and Chris Crocker ("Leave Britney alone!") in new Weezer video.... Chuck Norris drops lawsuit against author of spoof book.

Pix: The Lohan girls hit Manhattan... Not even David Hasselhoff can rock a leather shirt.

Crime Watch: Gary Dourdan won't go to jail for drug charges... Country singer Chris Cagle and girlfriend jailed for domestic assault... Woman involved in Sandra Bullock crash pleads guilty to DUI.

Rumor Mill: George Clooney and girlfriend Sarah Larson split... Harrison Ford and Calista Flockhart planning summer wedding?... Tony Romo tells Jessica Simpson's dad to "back off"... Mischa Barton plays hide-and-seek with movie producers.

Chat Day: I'm not sure how you're going to get any work done today considering this line-up:

Noon: The Post's Jennifer Frey leads a discussion about cosmos, Manolos and the return of "Sex and the City."

2 p.m.: Celebritology Live dissects the stories impacting our lives: George Clooney single; Britney Spears dating and the state of Usher's union.

3:30 p.m.: Comedian/actress Rita Rudner answers questions about her act, career and her new PBS special, "Live from Las Vegas."

(All times ET)

By Liz Kelly  | May 29, 2008; 7:55 AM ET
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Comments

Does this mean that Sara Larson can be removed from People's most beautiful people list, because I really didn't understand that pick.

Posted by: people | May 29, 2008 9:07 AM | Report abuse

-A leather shirt is not a good look for anyone. It's even worst on middle-age celebrity man who is desperate for relevance.

-I hope Sarah Larson can get her old job back.

Posted by: Lisa1 | May 29, 2008 9:17 AM | Report abuse

Per Sara Larson - What? George Clooney drop a long time girlfriend? A divorced man who has admitted he never wants to get married again? What a shocker....

Per the Rachael Ray thing: Not a big Rachael Ray fan, and sure as hell not a fan of the late Yassir Arafat. But c'mon - it was a white scarf with a black paisley design. If the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination League wasn't too upset by it, how bad could it be?

Posted by: Chasmosaur | May 29, 2008 9:27 AM | Report abuse

I love Dunkin' Doughnut's comment about Rachael Ray's scarf kerfluffle: "Absolutely no symbolism was intended."

The perfect statement of postmodern life in the United States.

Posted by: Sappho | May 29, 2008 9:30 AM | Report abuse

Yeah, the Racheal Ray thing got Dunkin Donuts the honor of Olbermann's "Worst Person(s) in the World" last night. Very funny (Keith) and very sad (Dunkies) at the same time. ...and to think they're the pride of New England.

...and it's almost painful how Weezer can still create such great pop after all these years.

Posted by: Pompous Magnus | May 29, 2008 9:33 AM | Report abuse

Ali Lohan looks about 25 in those pictures; she's only 14????

Posted by: m.a.t. | May 29, 2008 9:42 AM | Report abuse

Which is funnier: watching the Hoff drunkenly eat a cheeseburger, or watching the Hoff try to pull off wearing a leather shirt?

If only we could get a video of him trying both at once. Gary Busey would definitely wear his endocrine system as a pack.

Posted by: M Street | May 29, 2008 9:53 AM | Report abuse

Wow - Flashlee is pregnant? Who knew?

Love the Weezer video. Kind of hate myself for that, but what can I say. It's hilarious.

And I can't be the only person who thinks there's something really off about George Clooney. I mean, I know he's supposed to be "the sexiest man alive" or whatev, but really??? A middle-aged man who goes through twenty-somethiing chicks like there's no tomorrow - not attractive at all to me. Actually, more like kind of "ick".

Speaking of ick, *thanks* for that photo of the Hoff. I need to go cleanse my eyeballs.

Posted by: jaybbub | May 29, 2008 10:00 AM | Report abuse

What the hell? Rachel Ray is annoying, but completely innocuous. Why pick on her? I could go for a Dunkin' maple glazed though.

Oh M Street, if you've ever seen a parent or loved one act that drunk, its not so amusing. I couldn't even watch a full minute of that video.

But. . .the Joe Namath and "struggal-ling" vid was hilarious.

Posted by: jelo | May 29, 2008 10:02 AM | Report abuse

Unanswered Question: When is Sharon Stone going to apologize to the entire cast of "My Name Is Earl" for her 'karma' wisecrack?

Only then can she cross 'angered China' off her list.

Posted by: byoolin | May 29, 2008 10:04 AM | Report abuse

The Rachel Ray thing is just ridiculous. It's a scarf.

Hold up wait a minute. The George Clooney bit is a headline and listed in the rumor mill, can I continue with my celebration or should I be weary that the girlfriend is still in the picture? (I know I don't have a chance in hades but still a girl can dream).

Awww, the pitter patter of lil Flashlee feet will soon be upon us.

"Usher slams rumors of marital trouble, says he and Tameka are "in love"... " And the countdown begins.


Posted by: petal | May 29, 2008 10:05 AM | Report abuse

I kind of hope Usher's marriage is on the rocks, but only because it would make a punny headline when Tameka throws him out: "Usher Shown The Door."

Posted by: byoolin | May 29, 2008 10:06 AM | Report abuse

I forgot to mention that Woody Harrelson is nutsy cuckoo. But we all knew that already.

Posted by: jaybbub | May 29, 2008 10:07 AM | Report abuse

I can't wait until the first pics of the Flashlee spawn are published. Bonus points if they have a little girl who pulls her dress up over her head.

Oh George, it's about time. Do you need my phone number, or should I just stalk you?

Posted by: epony | May 29, 2008 10:21 AM | Report abuse

"Rooster [McConaughey] is a perfect fit to headline this series as he founded a company called Chapter 11 Pipe, which supplies the pipes for the drills that go approximately 10,000 feet below the earth's surface."

Was "Arbusto Energy" one of his customers?

Posted by: MoCoSnarky | May 29, 2008 10:25 AM | Report abuse

The Lohan girls and Sharon Ronson star in "Sex and the Gritty."

Posted by: MoCoSnarky | May 29, 2008 10:28 AM | Report abuse

In the Hoff pic, did I spot some moob action going on?

Posted by: jake e. poo | May 29, 2008 10:29 AM | Report abuse

Paul McCartney's GF is a dead ringer fo rHeather Mills. Bizarro.

And good for the Wentz-Simpsons for waiting until after the first trimester. The press is so disgusting with speculating about pregancy too early--what if she had miscarried? How crappy would she feel that the whole world speculated about it?

Posted by: Anonymous | May 29, 2008 10:29 AM | Report abuse

Clooney is about due for Lilo now.

Hoff could probably pull off a leather shirt look, just not that leather shirt.

Posted by: Stick | May 29, 2008 10:32 AM | Report abuse

Clooney-Larson...that's so Human League 1981, don't you think?

Posted by: MoCoSnarky | May 29, 2008 10:33 AM | Report abuse

LOST SEASON FINALE!!!!!!

Posted by: konflikt | May 29, 2008 10:33 AM | Report abuse

I saw on some website that China has put Sharon on its "public enemy" list. Yes, I'm sure the entire country is up in arms.

Sharon Stone + Madonna = 99 years of big ol' mess.

Posted by: td | May 29, 2008 10:35 AM | Report abuse

Stick, I agree. Hoff could completely rock a Daniel Boone style leather shirt and coon skin cap. Then, he could drink his liquor from one of those jugs with the xxx's on the front.

Posted by: MoCoSnarky | May 29, 2008 10:35 AM | Report abuse

the WaPo's Reliable Source has the Clooney thing as real, so, Liz, you might want to buy and read your own paper (shame on you for not having a subscription, really). It is not rumor mill anymore.

Posted by: Anonymous | May 29, 2008 10:36 AM | Report abuse

Nothin' says "I'm a good-Promise-ring-wearin'-daddy's-a-minister-&-I'm-a-good-chaste-Christian-girl" like a shotgun wedding where the bride's pregnant!

Posted by: Bored @ work | May 29, 2008 10:37 AM | Report abuse

"...like a shotgun wedding where the bride's pregnant!"

That's kinda redundant since a shotgun wedding already implies the bride is pregnant. Just saying.

Posted by: Anonymous | May 29, 2008 10:46 AM | Report abuse

OMG! Scarves are actually keffiyeh, and fashion designers are actually insidious Muslims trying to infiltrate American culture! I must pray to Michelle Malkin that this threat can be stopped in time!

Michelle needs to stop wanking off to Fox News. Sometimes a scarf is just a scarf, especially when worn by a perky young woman with an obvious Xanax dependency. If scarfs are actually keffiyeh, Michelle needs to accost every yuppie businessman on the Metro in January or February.

Posted by: Surrounded by Jihadists! | May 29, 2008 10:46 AM | Report abuse

It's life imitating art! If Matthew McConaughey's brother is doing a reality show, that kinda like EdTV all over again. Only this time, Matthew is in the Woody Harrelson role.
And Woody Harrelson is off on his island doing....whatever.

Posted by: jlr | May 29, 2008 10:51 AM | Report abuse

Hey, where's the WaPo coverage of the celebrity pony who died yesterday - Theodore O'Connor?

(I do not kid. He was a superstar pony competing against much larger horses and short listed for the Olympics. He got a mention on NPR today. It's very sad.)

Posted by: epony | May 29, 2008 10:59 AM | Report abuse

Hope Chris Cagle gets a song out of his time in the pokey.

Posted by: yellojkt | May 29, 2008 11:19 AM | Report abuse

I think Dunkin should have pulled that offensive ad. After all, the correct way for Rachel Ray to wear a scarf is over her head, obscuring her face and muffling her voice - not as a scarf. Dur.

Posted by: ex cap | May 29, 2008 11:19 AM | Report abuse

jaybbub, I can only assume you are a man if you find George Clooney to be 'ick' in any way. Even, knowing that the life-expectancy of the relationship should be stamped on your deli ticket when you pull it to stand in the line... I'm so there

Posted by: geekgirl | May 29, 2008 11:20 AM | Report abuse

I, for one, applaud the pulling of the Rachel Ray ad. For too long the she-devil has waged jihad on good food, good cooking and good nutrition. She is also a human pez dispenser whose mouth is so wide the top half of her head flips back so that she can eat the souls of small children. Kinda cute though.

Posted by: cant think of a handle | May 29, 2008 11:26 AM | Report abuse

Oh good! George is back on the market. Watch out, girls.

So, I guess that I'm the only one that *did* think those scarves were political statements? I'm not talking abour RR, becuase, really, RR??? But when I saw other celebs wearing them, I did think that. Flog me with a wet noodle.

Posted by: Anonymous | May 29, 2008 11:27 AM | Report abuse

Oy, Lohan girls, enough with the stupid handholding.

Posted by: OriginalBluto | May 29, 2008 11:35 AM | Report abuse

What kind of idiot stylist picked out Rachel's scarf? It is so butt-ugly and also looks like a keffiyeh. Did she have a goiter to cover up, or what?

Posted by: possum | May 29, 2008 11:39 AM | Report abuse

I think the Hoff's shirt is really Naugahyde, and the Naugas ought to protest.

http://www.naugahyde.com/history.html

Posted by: b, who wanted to wear a keffiyeh to work except it's too damn hot | May 29, 2008 11:45 AM | Report abuse

Fox5 news reported George's split w/Ms. Sarah and the first word out my mouth was "YES"! Did I mention he makes me blush? :)

Posted by: GeorgeMakesMeBlush | May 29, 2008 11:46 AM | Report abuse

That's weird: both McConaughey and David Sedaris have brothers called Rooster. (Sedaris's is "The Rooster, I think.) I can't think of any other similarities between those two.

Posted by: meganc | May 29, 2008 11:48 AM | Report abuse

And Rachel's response was probably, "What the hell's a keffiyeh?"

Posted by: b | May 29, 2008 11:49 AM | Report abuse

I won't complain about George Clooney going through women at an alarming rate because it means he actually might find his way around to me someday.

A girl's gotta dream, ya know?

Posted by: b | May 29, 2008 11:51 AM | Report abuse

I think Fox News has a 'time to scare John Q Public quota' to fill. Sometimes finding insidious plots against America hiding in our everyday lives is hard so they have to really stretch their creativity.

Posted by: jes | May 29, 2008 11:55 AM | Report abuse

liz, how in the world did you miss THIS:
Bill Murray's wife files for divorce: Academy Award-nominated actor and comedian Bill Murray is accused of drug addiction, abandonment, adultery and physically abusing his wife of more than 10 years, according to a recent court filing in Charleston County.

Posted by: wats | May 29, 2008 11:59 AM | Report abuse

That's not the Bill Murray I know. I'm puzzled. Someone, perhaps his publisher, must have put him up to this.

Posted by: MoCoSnarky | May 29, 2008 12:02 PM | Report abuse

For some people, it's really all about the sex. Are any of you who want George Clooney fantasising about marriage and children with him? Didn't think so.

(I'm also in line for Sam West, who stated in an interview a few years ago that he wants to sleep with every woman in the world.)

Posted by: MB | May 29, 2008 12:03 PM | Report abuse

Yaaay. Clooney is single again. Sadly, not being twenty-something I am too old for him. Maybe he will grow up and appreciate a women who remembers him in the original ER.


Gary Dourdan got lucky. Although he needs a job now since his show decided they didn't want to deal with the bad publicity and killed off his character.

Posted by: ep | May 29, 2008 12:04 PM | Report abuse

Forgot:

Good for Romo. It's about time someone told Papa Joe off for being a creepy control freak. Romo is just not that into your daughter (for a host of reasons). Back off and stop trying to create a celebrity romance so you can stay in the headlines.

Posted by: ep | May 29, 2008 12:13 PM | Report abuse

The whole Rachael Ray nonstory is a perfect example of what is wrong with the media today. Because of the insatiable need to fill 24 hours of programming as cheaply as possible, cable shows and web sites just repeat the rantings of wingnuts like Michelle Malkin and Debbie Schlussel instead of doing actual journalism. To paraphrase Dr. Freud, sometimes a black and white scarf is just a scarf. Do any of these people actually believe for one second that Rachael Ray is a terrorist sympathizer. Why give these people the attention that their pathologies demand. This is almost a carbon copy of the Miley Cyrus "scandal" that is already ancient history.

Posted by: Anonymous | May 29, 2008 12:17 PM | Report abuse

Thanks, meganc, I wasn't sure if that was David Sedaris's brother's nickname or not. Now if he did a reality show, I would actually watch, with the hopes that his brother David and sister Amy make frequent visits.

Posted by: jake e. poo | May 29, 2008 12:25 PM | Report abuse

Rachel Ray, no doubt, did not choose her own wardrobe for the Dunkin Donuts shoot.

She was dressed by a stylist. Just as everything else seen on camera was carefully thought out and choreographed (as it is for every commercial), so was this scarf.

It did not end up around Ray's neck accidentally. Someone had an agenda.

And that person knew they could count on vast numbers of "useful idiots" who would be quick to do their little PC dance of denial.

One thing there is no shortage of in the U.S. is useful idiots falling all over each other to demonstrate their "inclusivity."

Posted by: Anonymous | May 29, 2008 12:37 PM | Report abuse

"...like a shotgun wedding where the bride's pregnant!"

That's kinda redundant since a shotgun wedding already implies the bride is pregnant. Just saying.

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not necessarily, my anonymous friend. some shotgun weddings are merely the by-product of an over-eager pappy who caught some guy messin' 'round with his little girl and who thinks that now the young man has to make her a "respectable woman" by marryin' her. (pending pregnancy optional).

Posted by: Quibbilus Maximus | May 29, 2008 12:40 PM | Report abuse

So, when Ashlee's kid is born with the "original" Ashlee nose, will she love it just the same?

Posted by: shnoz | May 29, 2008 12:42 PM | Report abuse

Rachel Ray was covering up the hickey I gave her. Same reason I wear turtlenecks in the middle of the summer.

Posted by: yellojkt | May 29, 2008 12:50 PM | Report abuse

To anon at 12:37, so all scarves with fringe show sympathy to terrorists? There is no such thing as fashion anymore? Everything has a hidden agenda and is part of some vast (fill in the blank) conspiracy? How sad and scary it must be to live in your world. I prefer mine where a *&%^#$! scarf is just a *&%^#$! scarf.

Posted by: jes | May 29, 2008 12:57 PM | Report abuse

Looks just like a plain old scarf to me.

Posted by: Fred | May 29, 2008 1:12 PM | Report abuse

NOT a Clooney fan. I get that he wants to have that Cary Grant, international playboy vibe going, but I'm really turned off by the serial dating thing. I think Larson was his longest relationship in years and she's 27--decades younger than he is. It's just starting to feel . . . off.

Posted by: alex | May 28, 2008 6:33 PM

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Sorry, geekgirl, but I'm with jaybbub on this one. I used to love Clooney from way back in his Roseanne and Sisters days, but his behavior started making him unattractive to me. He's getting into Colin Farrell territory--he just wears a tux and bathes more often.

(I posted this yesterday--realize I got Larson's age wrong by 2 years. And, after I posted it, I wondered why it was OK for everyone to give Mariah Carey such a hard time for *marrying* a guy just 11 years younger than she is--calling her a cougar and Mama Mimi--but Clooney just gets to be a stud and the sexiest man alive? So unfair.)

Posted by: alex | May 29, 2008 1:23 PM | Report abuse

Obviously Rachel Ray does not dress herself. Look at how she dresses on her food network show ("AADD in 30 Minutes") vs how she dresses on her Oprah-sized "Rachel Ray" show. She wears what people tell her to wear.

It is obvious to this American Patriot that Ms. Ray's stylist for Dunkin Donuts is a jihadi. Anyone who thinks otherwise are subversive themselves. Dunkin Donuts did the right thing in pulling that spot.

First keffiyehs, and then jihadi training schools in Fairfax, VA... which would probably be all fine and good with you Liberals. Thankfully Fox News is more vigilant than the sheep on Celebritology.

Posted by: Americans First! | May 29, 2008 1:25 PM | Report abuse

The Rachel Ray brouhaha is the stupidest damned thing I've ever seen. When I saw it mentioned on the news my hubby and I looked at each other in absolute incredulity. A scarf with some fringe is now automatically a keffiyeh? Give me a giant whoppin' break. I better toss the four fringy scarves I've accumulated over the last 25 years lest I be branded a modern day terrorist sympathizer.

Clooney is a serial monogamist. Admits it right up front. Doesn't bother me. Jude Law on the other hand...skeevy. And he used to be so hot. Pity.

Advice to Tony Romo--being Jess' sympathy date to her sister's wedding just encouraged this situation. Stop being so nice. Break it off clean and run for the hills. Or training camp, whichever offers better security.


Posted by: hermespal | May 29, 2008 1:41 PM | Report abuse

Fox5 news reported George's split w/Ms. Sarah and the first word out my mouth was "YES"! Did I mention he makes me blush? :)

Posted by: GeorgeMakesMeBlush | May 29, 2008 11:46 AM
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I totally understand -- George Clooney makes my toes curl!!!!!!

Posted by: GC makes my toes curl | May 29, 2008 1:47 PM | Report abuse

Maybe I was wrong about Rachel Ray? I mean, I use to love her 10-minute sugar snaps with chocolate coatings, but that was before I knew she was a terrorist. How could I have been mislead? I blame Food Network.

We must not let America fall pray to terrorists trying to destroy our way of life. Little things like a scarf today would easily become a burqa tomorrow. I'm thankful there are others more attentive to detail than I am.

Posted by: methinks | May 29, 2008 1:49 PM | Report abuse

Next on Rachel Ray:

- Overbake those cookies into bullets!
- EVOO to IED in just 10 minutes!

Posted by: epony | May 29, 2008 2:08 PM | Report abuse

1:25 and all others - whats WRONG with a keffiyeh? as a muslim, just because i wear one does that mean i'm a terrorist or a sympathizer? its a SCARF people - and something that alot of arabs (both muslim AND christian arabs) wear. you guys are ridiculous and offensive.

Posted by: umm | May 29, 2008 2:29 PM | Report abuse

A scarf is just a scarf unless it appears in an ad.

Then, just like every other thing visible in any particular ad, it is part of a calculation.

Everything in that RR Dunkin Donuts ad has been calculated -- the lighting, the hair, the makeup, the set, the clothes.

Rachel Ray had no idea what they were putting around her neck.

But the person who placed it there and the people who approved it (unless they are ignorant) did know.

I think it is a pretty safe assumption to know where that person stands on the Israel/Palestinian question and it is not on the side of Israel.

Posted by: Anonymous | May 29, 2008 2:48 PM | Report abuse

Hey Umm, you make a good point and I should have included the distinction in my defense of fringy scarves. The controversy is so ridiculous I completely overlooked the obvious!

Posted by: hermespal | May 29, 2008 2:48 PM | Report abuse

It's a shame about Rachel Ray, but now we learn she really is just an empty-headed shill for jihadi propaganda. I find her keffiyeh offensive and anti-American. Dunkin Donuts should terminate her contract as spokespuppet and find someone who doesn't have an agenda to push.

Donuts are good and wholesome and American. We don't need some hyped up terrorist sympathizer denigrating our food and our way of life!

Posted by: byoolin | May 29, 2008 2:48 PM | Report abuse

Mock away while Rome burns.

Posted by: Anonymous | May 29, 2008 3:09 PM | Report abuse

Anon at 2:48, you clearly haven't ever been to a fashion shoot. The stylist brings dozens of items, the photographer, subject and stylist decide what looks best.

This was a paisley scarf with fringe on it. It is fashionable today. It has ALWAYS been fashionable in women's wear. It is not a political statement.

From Wiki, just as a quick example: Paisley design had a renaissance in 2000/2001 and most recently 2004 and early 2005, when men's designers such as Robert Talbott began using the pattern again in ties.

J. Barbour & Sons make traditional Paisley handkerchiefs to complement their Barbour jackets.

In classic women's fashions, the paisley scarf, a smaller, lightweight version of the paisley shawls manufactured in Scotland which made the pattern an English fashion staple, has never gone out of fashion. In the early 21st century, paisley is a popular motif in Vera Bradley bags.

Paisley also goes in and out of vogue as an upholstery, bedding, and curtain fabric.

Posted by: Anonymous | May 29, 2008 3:14 PM | Report abuse

Sure are a lot of nameless people uptight about scarves. This up there with wearing or not wearing American flag pins. A wholly (or in the case of donuts, holey) manufactured issue.

What did RR ever do to anybody? Other than being annoyingly perky and make me cringe when I hear "Yummo!"

Posted by: yellojkt | May 29, 2008 3:19 PM | Report abuse

I should have clarified "the photographer, subject and stylist decide what looks best ON THE FLY." It isn't calculated and "approved". The plain blouse called for more than just a necklace or something.

Posted by: Anonymous | May 29, 2008 3:21 PM | Report abuse

and this is how it begins, with a scarf and sheep who know no better... you'll rue the day and remember when you turn east to pray to your new lords and masters.

Posted by: Anonymous | May 29, 2008 3:21 PM | Report abuse

Anon at 2:48, that is just an offensive comment. so WHAT if someone is wearing a keffiyah? just because someone is wearing a yarmulke does that mean that person is an israeli terrorist or sympathizer who bombs palestinian children?

Posted by: ummm | May 29, 2008 3:24 PM | Report abuse

Some of these Rachel Ray posts are so deadpan, I'm not sure if people are joking or not. Although I have heard that EVOO is the milk of the infidel.

Posted by: Bawlmer | May 29, 2008 3:26 PM | Report abuse

9/11 didn't happen because of peaceful yarmulke people, but I'm pretty sure they (or someone they knew) wore a keffiyah

Posted by: Anonymous | May 29, 2008 3:27 PM | Report abuse

Bawlmer, I'm pretty sure we've moved into troll territory by now.

Posted by: hermespal | May 29, 2008 3:32 PM | Report abuse

nice comeback anon at 3:27 PM - you keep forgetting to mention how many innocent palestinians have been killed, kidnapped and devastated by those "peace-loving" yarmulke people. and i think its appropriate for you to forget how many innocent lebanese people they killed last year in the israeli excursion into lebanon last year, using cluster bombs (which are outlawed by the UN) and land mines which have maimed innocent children. but yeah, the kafiyah is DEFINITELY a terrorist symbol.

Posted by: ummm | May 29, 2008 3:42 PM | Report abuse

*sarcasm alert...sarcasm alert...sarcasm alert*

Damn. Now I know why Woodie's went out of business in the mid 1990's.

I bought a translucent white silk scarf with a pattern of black flowers on it in their accessories department (I still use it to tie off more "formal" ponytails), about 6 months before they shuttered their stores.

Obviously, their buyers had pro-Palestine terrorist objectives, since they dared carry white scarves with black graphics. Even though Woodies was owned by Alfred Taubman, son of Jewish European immigrants...

Posted by: Chasmosaur | May 29, 2008 3:50 PM | Report abuse

OK, ummm and anon, you two need to find another blog. You've gone way past making fun of celebrities to starting your own personal jihad (no offense).

Posted by: Now, hold on... | May 29, 2008 3:54 PM | Report abuse

Chasmosaur, how I miss Woodward & Lothrop!! They had a wonderful selection of pleated trousers. I was going to write that I missed Woodies, but thankfully, I'm still able to achieve that state.

Posted by: Mens Wear Dept, Tysons Corner | May 29, 2008 3:55 PM | Report abuse

Yup, I'll take my freedom donuts sans terrorist accessory sprinkles, thank you. Because nothing says patriotism in America like donuts, and it seems perfectly reasonable that a terrorist would aspire to a wardrobe job for Dunkin Donuts as their big jihadi break. Watch out - there's a sleeper cell in the wardrobe department!

Posted by: Anonymous | May 29, 2008 4:17 PM | Report abuse

That was me at 4:17. Duh.

What's next, pleated pants as a terrorist statement? Only flat-fronted freedom khakis for our patriots!

Posted by: rachelt | May 29, 2008 4:20 PM | Report abuse

I should have clarified "the photographer, subject and stylist decide what looks best ON THE FLY." It isn't calculated and "approved". The plain blouse called for more than just a necklace or something.

Posted by: | May 29, 2008 3:21 PM


Flies wear scarves? They must be itty bitty little scarves. Kinda like Olsen twin sized scarves. . .

Posted by: buzzy | May 29, 2008 4:34 PM | Report abuse

Memo to Calista and Harrison: If it ain't broke, don't fix it. (Or in the unforgettable words of Samantha from Sex & the City: "If it ain't broke, don't marry it!")

Posted by: Californian | May 29, 2008 4:57 PM | Report abuse

Michelle Malkin was right about Celebritology. Most of y'all wouldn't know a burqa from a handbag. Unless Rachel Ray held a sign saying "terrorist agenda here", most Liberals think it's just a scarf. And this is what they'd like us to believe, eating away at our culture and our values until we're just like them: amoral heathen.

Don't be a sheep. Boycott Dunkin D's.

Posted by: Davotee of Michelle Malkin | May 29, 2008 5:01 PM | Report abuse

Ah, Californian. I too am left coast and am usually too late to this party. Shall we start an afternoon posting session to accomodate us PSTs?

Agree on Harrison and Calista, though I might be biased as I'm not a fan of hers.

Posted by: hermespal | May 29, 2008 5:07 PM | Report abuse

"Don't be a sheep. Boycott Dunkin D's."

Well dayam!! Where am I gonna get my morning junk food?? Mickee Dees don't allow me to wear either a hijab or a yarmulke into the store. And Yahweh and Allah both know that someone with a face like mine needs all the cover it can get.

I guess I'll head to 7-11. I hear they have vedddy, veddy good coffee there.

Posted by: Sasquatch | May 29, 2008 5:08 PM | Report abuse

Will you look at that? We have a devoted Krispy Kreme employee on celebritology!

Posted by: Anonymous | May 29, 2008 5:09 PM | Report abuse

Damn, there aren't any Dunkin Donuts in my area or I'd go there just to piss off Davotee of Michelle Malkin.

Oh by the way DoMM, its D-e-v-o-t-e-e. If you're going to be on this blog, you must be able to spell correctly.

Posted by: jake e. poo | May 29, 2008 5:19 PM | Report abuse

I can't believe no one mentioned Matthew McConaughey's brother named his kid Miller Lyte.

Posted by: Not Just Celebrities | May 29, 2008 5:23 PM | Report abuse

but its pronounced "dev-o-tay." we're sticklers for proper pronunciation here too

Posted by: byoolin | May 29, 2008 5:26 PM | Report abuse

We're sticklers for the proper use of the apostrophe, too.

Posted by: Officer Donut | May 29, 2008 5:29 PM | Report abuse

Wow! (In all it's Haxian-ness) Thankfully I had way to much work to actually pay attention today. Since they disabled Flash here at work I couldn't see the picture of Rachel Ray so I can't weigh in on it. The only thing I will say is that I would most likely only see a scarf, not because I'm a liberal (which I am) but rather just because I'm a guy.

Posted by: michael | May 29, 2008 5:35 PM | Report abuse

Devotee. Sounds French to me.

And just to think, earlier this week, Rachael Ray probably thought a kaffiya was something you served up with pita and a nice dollup of tahini.

Posted by: MoCoSnarky | May 29, 2008 5:44 PM | Report abuse

LOL, hermespal! Well, one fellow celebritologist advised us left-coasters to check THIS column before checking work email. I haven't followed this advice, so I have no one to blame but myself for being late to the party. :-)

Posted by: Californian | May 29, 2008 6:52 PM | Report abuse

Hey! Are you NoCal or SoCal?

I DO check this column pretty early, but we're still three hours out. By the time I get around to posting, most of the celebritologists are gone )-: Not too bad today, though! And I managed to get to the chat live (that was me with the haxian "wow" over the scarf fiasco) but I often miss it.
Phooey.

Posted by: hermespal | May 29, 2008 7:15 PM | Report abuse

My Lebanese boyfriend has one of those scarves. I do jokingly call it his "jihad scarf," but he certainly is not a terrorist!

Posted by: It's me | May 29, 2008 7:30 PM | Report abuse

My Lesbian boyfriend has one too, but its just a scarf. If RR didn't already have a husband, I'd have asked her to switch-hit for the other team. shame that scarf ya'll got worked up over wasn't rainbow coloured.

Posted by: it'sa me, mario! | May 29, 2008 7:48 PM | Report abuse

2:48 & 5:26 posts - not the real byoolin. (Although 5:26 is correct about the pronunciation.)

Key giveaways in the 2:48 post:

1) Misspelled "Rachael."
2) There's nothing offensive about being anti-American.
3) Dunkin' Donuts? I couldn't possibly care less. Tim Hortons all the way, man!

Posted by: byoolin | May 29, 2008 8:23 PM | Report abuse

Wow, I think I'm glad I didn't have time to read the post today. Crazy, crazy stuff.

Posted by: Anonymous | May 29, 2008 9:49 PM | Report abuse

I refuse to take a stand until I hear what luvlinsey has to say about the matter.

Posted by: Angela | May 29, 2008 11:03 PM | Report abuse

you guys give me a hard time but youre crazier than I am. linsey never hurt no one. linsey never wore a scraf.

Posted by: luvlinsey | May 30, 2008 8:24 AM | Report abuse

Wow! Linsey is just like me! I also have never worn a scraf, what ever a "scraf" is.

Posted by: Angela | May 30, 2008 12:03 PM | Report abuse

Since no one will ever read these comments again (statute of limitations on Celebritology interest has expired), I guess I can do my big reveal:

I. Am. Luvlinsey!

Posted by: byoolin | May 30, 2008 12:45 PM | Report abuse

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