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Celebritology 2.0: July 13, 2008 - July 19, 2008

Friday List: The Do Not Snark List

Meryl Streep: Ne snark pas? (Getty Images) This week's Q&A with universally worshiped "Dirty Jobs" host Mike Rowe got one Celebritology reader to wondering -- who else is on the list of celebs we like so much that we can't bring ourselves to even raise an ironic eyebrow in their general direction? Who else is so adored, admired or adulated that he or she is immune from the barbed tongues that wag daily here in the thriving Celebritology comment community? Even Most Admired Celeb of 2007 Angelina Jolie has been targeted for her lips, her up-and-down career, her courtship of Brad Pitt and, more than once, her general demeanor. Who meets the rigid criteria required to become a Celebritology Unsnarkable? Add your suggestions to the list below. Your choices will probably help to inform one of the 2008 Lizzies Award categories (coming in September!)....

By Liz Kelly  | July 18, 2008; 10:44 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (328)
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Morning Mix: Report -- Britney Giving Up Custody of Kids

Lindsay Lohan arrives at a party celebrating Sephora's 10 year anniversary yesterday in New York. Gal pal Samantha Ronson was also on hand for the event. Ronson's brother's girlfriend says Sam and Lilo make a 'lovely couple.' (Getty Images) Headlines: "View"-ster Elisabeth Hasselbeck breaks down over N-word... Zach Braff leaving "Scrubs"... Wyclef Jean offers to babysit for Brangelina brood... "Grey's Anatomy" creator Shonda Rhimes not insulted by Katherine Heigl's Emmy remarks... Stephen Colbert to have spider named after him... Rep says skinny Barry Manilow is not ill... Pix: Tom Cruise suddenly taller than Katie Holmes?... Post-baby Nicole Kidman out and about. Crime Watch: Dennis Farina pleads no contest to gun charge... Barenaked Ladies singer Steven Page says he'll fight cocaine charges... Judge issues arrest warrant for Pete Doherty. Rumor Mill: Britney Spears agrees to K-Fed's sole custody of kids... Bidding for Brangelina baby pix reaches $15 million (second item)......

By Liz Kelly  | July 18, 2008; 8:07 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Jake Gyllenhaal's House Rules

Has Jake Gyllenhaal already broken one of Reese Witherspoon's rules? (Reuters) If you're Jake Gyllenhaal or any one of the several nosey parkers (like me) interested in the private lives of celebs, you've probably seen the so-called "relationship rules" allegedly imposed on him by girlfriend Reese Witherspoon. This scoop comes to us straight from Star Magazine, purveyors of some of the hardest hitting celebrity journalism available in your local grocery check-out aisle so, of course, it is probably true. The supposed rules were apparently prompted by Jake's move into Reese's L.A. home and mainly focus on household etiquette -- no shoes inside, when to take out the trash, no feet on coffee tables (bummer) -- but also limit Jake from swearing in front of Witherspoon's young children. But, this just in -- apparently Jake has some rules for Reese, too. And, as luck would have it, we managed to...

By Liz Kelly  | July 17, 2008; 10:43 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (153)
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Morning Mix: Out of Control Andy Dick Arrested Again

Justin Timberlake shows off his Daisy Dukes at Wednesday's ESPY awards in Los Angeles. (AP) Headlines: Bret Michaels breaks up with Ambre Lake, freeing him up for another season of "Rock of Love"... Rolling Stone Ron Wood enters rehab... Britney Spears at work on new album... Katie Holmes to guest star on episode of "Eli Stone"... ABC exec says he would hire Jay Leno... Jessica Alba shows off baby Honor Marie... Missing: Sarah Jessica Parker's trademark mole... Maxim magazine, which once called Parker the "unsexiest woman alive," re-categorizes her as an "Unexpected Crush"... "American Beauty's" Mena Suvari engaged... Barry Manilow's drastic weight loss causes concern. In Case You Missed It: Al Reynolds sets the record straight in three new YouTube videos. Crime Watch: Andy Dick arrested on drug, sexual assault charges... Arrest warrant issued for former "Family Ties" actor Brian Bonsall. Rumor Mill: Heather Mills house hunting in Los...

By Liz Kelly  | July 17, 2008; 7:57 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (90)
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Dirty Job: Catching Up With Mike Rowe

Another day at the office for 'Dirty Jobs' host Mike Rowe. (Discovery) It's all a blur for Mike Rowe. He set out to make a living for himself on the fringes of TV -- a local home show hosting gig here, a voice-over there -- with at least six months off each year. But almost two decades after he first wowed QVC audiences and local D.C. area househunters, the host of Discovery Channel's "Dirty Jobs" is a certified cable superstar -- beloved by an adoring public that either wants to be him or be with him. Fans crowd Discovery channel message boards to talk about the guy, MySpace abounds with dozens of Rowe-related pages: "Mike Rowe for President" and "Hot 4 Mike Rowe" among them. And one only need to a quick Google search to find legions of blog-enabled fans professing an often scary devotion for the guy. Is...

By Liz Kelly  | July 16, 2008; 10:43 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (98)
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Morning Mix: Matthew McConaughey the New Voice of Beef

Headlines: Lindsay Lohan on the right track, says judge... Topless Sienna Miller snapped with married Balthazar Getty (NSFW) | More details... Matthew McConaughey the new voice of beef... Pierce Brosnan universally slammed for "Mamma Mia" crooning... Megan Fox ordered to gain 10 pounds for "Tranformers" sequel... Al Reynolds says he still "very much loves" Star Jones... Minnie Driver thanks surfers for defending her from paparazzi... Maggie Gyllenhaal ready to quit New York to escape paps... Sixty-two-year-old Helen Mirren shows off her bikini body... Eva Longoria chops off her locks... Michael J. Fox headed to FX's "Rescue Me"... Miley Cyrus longs to do a "younger, cleaner" version of "Sex and the City"... Natalie Cole has hepatitis C, says publicist... Verne Troyer speaks out about sex tape drama... "Insider" host Pat O'Brien to marry. Crime Watch: Barenaked Ladies singer Steven Page arrested on drug charges. Rumor Mill: Swedish tourists mistake Ricky...

By Liz Kelly  | July 16, 2008; 8:14 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (152)
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Comment Box: Stars, They're Just Like Us

So what with the grand hoohah over A-Rod's divorce, I was thinking about celebrity dating habits. Do you think celebrities actually have more relationships, or shorter relationships, than other people in similar circumstances? Is it that we see more of John Mayer's romantic misadventures than we do of Bob who works down the hall? Or is it that Mayer gets more opportunities than Bob to, uh, wrestle the taco? -- from last week's Celebritology Live discussion Drew Barrymore and recent ex Justin Long. (AP) At the risk of sounding a bit testy this morning, can I just ask: Are you for real? This is one of those questions that just confounds me. Unless you sent this question in 1952 and submitted it to Thursday's chat via some wormhole in the space-time continuum, I have got to dismiss it as incredibly naive. No, wait -- naive is too innocuous --...

By Liz Kelly  | July 15, 2008; 10:43 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Morning Mix: Sarah Silverman and Jimmy Kimmel Call It Quits

Gary Oldman, Michael Caine, Christian Bale and Maggie Gyllenhaal at Monday's world premiere of 'The Dark Knight' in New York. (Getty Images) Headlines: Sarah Silverman and Jimmy Kimmel call it quits... Heath Ledger's family attends "Dark Knight" premiere... Christie Brinkley's ex says he's sorry about affair... George Clooney's cell phone up for auction... Whoopi Goldberg to appear in "Xanadu" on Broadway... Christina Ricci signs up for three-episode "Saving Grace" cameo... Eva Mendes says she carried a knife during "Angelina Jolie phase"... Brady Feud: Florence Henderson calls Christopher Knight's marriage a mistake... Coolio goes green. Pix: Lourdes Leon spends a day out with dad... Britney Spears on the set of her Madonna tour cameo... Crime Watch: Khloe Kardashian gets jail time for violating DUI probation. Rumor Mill: Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban reject multimillion dollar baby pic offers... Amy Winehouse's father hospitalized for stress... Uma Thurman latest "baby bump" speculation...

By Liz Kelly  | July 15, 2008; 8:04 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (109)
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Brangelina Brood: And Babies Make Six

A very pregnant Angelina Jolie with partner Brad Pitt in May at the Cannes Film Festival. (Reuters) Over the weekend, Angelina Jolie gave birth to the latest additions to the already too-big-for-a-booth brood they haul around the world. On Sunday, the mega-star -- currently bending bullets in "Wanted" -- apparently laughed and talked (c'est rien!) as fraternal boy-girl twins were delivered via c-section in Nice. Papa Brad Pitt was on hand to cut the umbilical cord, though rumor has it Pitt barred Jolie's kissable brother James Haven from the delivery room. Despite our hard work compiling a list of possible names for the newborns, Brad and Angie settled on Vivienne Marcheline (the middle name a likely tribute to Jolie's mom, Marcheline Bertrand, who died in 2007) for their new daughter and Knox Leon (possibly a tribute to Pitt's favorite gelatin and "Airplane"?) for their son. The inevitable bidding war...

By Liz Kelly  | July 14, 2008; 10:46 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Morning Mix: Angelina Jolie Gives Birth; New Racy Miley Cyrus Pix?

Brangelina Birth: Angelina Jolie gives birth to twins Vivienne Marcheline and Knox Leon... First pix expected to net millions... Doc says Angelina was talking and laughing during birth... Grandpa Jon Voight "over the moon"... Headlines: Joan Rivers signs on to "Celebrity Apprentice"... Jason Priestley says he's not up for role in "90210" spinoff... Anthony Kiedis and girlfriend split... Ethan Hawke shows off his new wedding band... Black Eyed Pea Taboo marries... Madonna and Guy Ritchie step out together in New York... Sharon Stone angers PETA with alleged tarantula mutilation... Judge throws out Linda Hogan's contempt of court request against Hulk... Ed McMahon recovering from neck surgery... Jessica Simpson, what are you wearing?! Crime Watch: Josh Brolin, Jeffrey Wright arrested in Louisiana bar brawl... Heidi Fleiss charged with felony drug possession. Rumor Mill: Katherine Heigl's character dead to "Grey's Anatomy?"... Alleged new set of racy Miley Cyrus photos hits net......

By Liz Kelly  | July 14, 2008; 7:07 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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