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Posted at 7:04 AM ET, 07/23/2008

Morning Mix: Bale Denies Assault Allegations

By Liz Kelly

Demure diva Mariah Carey poses backstage at MTV's "TRL Live" on Tuesday in New York. (AP)
Wednesday

Headlines: "Golden Girl" Estelle Getty dies at 84 | EW shares some top Getty moments via YouTube... Will Smith is top Hollywood earner, says Forbes... Robert Downey Jr. postpones his memoir... OK! Magazine debuts pix of Levi McConaughey (who is still too young to be embarrassed by this)... Britney Spears snapped smoking around ciggy curious toddler Sean Preston... "The View's" Sherri Shepherd says she had "more abortions than I would like to count"... Courtney Love sued for profits from Nirvana catalog sales... Miley Cyrus calls Vanity Fair photos a "mistake," says she won't be starring in an R-rated film anytime soon... Lindsay Lohan returns to the set of "Ugly Betty"... Ian McKellen to reprise Gandalf role in "Hobbit" films... Anne Hathaway goes down the shore to get her karaoke on... Candy Spelling buys $47 million condo... Natalie Portman appears in her boyfriend's needlessly weird video... Uncomfortable "View" Moments, Chapter MMMCDLVI, in which Elisabeth Hasselbeck quizzes Shirley Maclaine about a "urine, mold, dog hair" concoction.

Crime Watch: Following arrest and release, "Batman" star Christian Bale denies assault allegations... Cell phone video purports to show police abuse during Josh Brolin/Jeffrey Wright Louisiana arrest... Paparazzi arrested outside Britney Spears's home... Kid Rock gets probation in Waffle House scuffle.

Rumor Mill: Man offers to sell alleged Madonna/A-Rod footage to the highest bidder.

Say What?
"Blake and I can't wait to have kids. I want at least five kids. I want twins. Blake is gonna be the most amazing dad." -- Amy Winehouse

By Liz Kelly  | July 23, 2008; 7:04 AM ET
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Amy Winehouse is the poster child for celebs not having children. Not that she is not a great talent, but the world does not need any more crack addicted babies

Posted by: Ariabob | July 23, 2008 7:11 AM | Report abuse

Sherri Shepard says she had "more abortions than I would like to count"...

JWs don't go for abortion ...

Sherri Shepard doesn't know if the earth is flat round...

Hot guys from Mad Men are appearing on The View today...

Posted by: I heart Mad Men | July 23, 2008 7:26 AM | Report abuse

Correction:

Sherri Shepard doesn't know if the earth is flat or round...

Posted by: I heart Mad Men | July 23, 2008 7:41 AM | Report abuse

Sherri Shepard says she had "more abortions than I would like to count"...

And more cookies...

Posted by: Wow! | July 23, 2008 7:44 AM | Report abuse

"Britney Spears snapped smoking around ciggy curious toddler Sean Preston... "

Funniest comment:

"Is that a dirty diaper in the flower pot?"

Posted by: LOL | July 23, 2008 7:49 AM | Report abuse


Hasselbeck, MacLaine and Shepherd seem to lend support to Brooke Hogan's theories about women in politics.

Show of hands: who wishes Sherri Shepherd's mama had had just one more abortion?

Coincidentally, "urine, mold, dog hair" is the current high bid for the Madonna-on-A-Rod video.

(If the old Match Game tv show were still on the air, I could imagine Gene Rayburn reading from an index card to his distinguished panel: "I blanked Madonna and all I got was this lousy t-shirt.")


Amy Winehouse puts her kids to bed: "This little piggy went to rehab, this little pig went to jail. This little piggy got mice stoned, this little piggy punched a fan. This little piggy crawled under a garage door to get in her house and this little piggy offered a bloke four hundred thousand quid to sod off but the bugger didn't go for it, innit? This little piggy broke out of rehab, and this little piggy's mum and dad keep sticking their nose in, don't they? Why don't they sodding sod off and go wheeeeeeeeee all the bloody way home, bloody wankers.

Remember that time my mom smoked in front of me and *her* picture ended up on the x17 website?

Posted by: byoolin also blanked Madonna and all he got was this lousy t-shirt. And lice. | July 23, 2008 8:15 AM | Report abuse

Christian Bale disn't assault his mum, he only slapped her around a bit.

Posted by: Curmudgeon parses the statement | July 23, 2008 8:24 AM | Report abuse

Dang...cute picture of Mariah.

Posted by: 23112 | July 23, 2008 8:33 AM | Report abuse

Miley - really, just shut up now. No one cares, and it was a fabricated tempest in a teapot anyway.

Posted by: Chasmosaur | July 23, 2008 8:45 AM | Report abuse

Oh byoo, what would Wednesdays be without you?

Am I a bad person because I don't think the Britney smoking pic is all that bad. They're outside for chrissakes.

My neighbor who was evicted recently told me about fighting with his girlfriend and said, in a furtive tone, "once I did slap her a leetle beet, jus' to get her attention, thas all". Nice. Still, we don't have all the details of CB's story, so I'm holding out.

Posted by: jelo | July 23, 2008 8:54 AM | Report abuse

Will Amy Winehouse live long enough to have any kids?

From The Defamer link, comes the inspired:

"Pressed on for specifics ("Is it just like a really hairy smoothie?"), MacLaine--who can barely keep track of any dozen of the literally hundreds of quack practices that fill up her busy transmogrification schedule at any one time--finally cut the persistent yapper off with one tug of an invisible choke collar, saying, "I have no idea what you're talking about." Which, as you may or may not know, is merely reincarnationist speak for, "Drop it now, or I'll squash you like the little potato gnat that you are in the next life, honey.""

Posted by: MN | July 23, 2008 9:06 AM | Report abuse

Miley Cyrus calls Vanity Fair photos a "mistake,"

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You know, that's that same thing everyone is saying about her new album as well.

Posted by: Dorkus | July 23, 2008 9:12 AM | Report abuse

"more abortions than I would like to count"

Sounds like a reformed sinner, all right.

Posted by: Anonymous | July 23, 2008 9:14 AM | Report abuse

"more abortions than I would like to count"

How high can this moron count?

Posted by: Anonymous | July 23, 2008 9:15 AM | Report abuse

There doesn't seem to be anything like potato gnats. There are fungal gnats but no potato gnats. And Fungal Gnats seems like a great name for a rock band.

Posted by: Stick | July 23, 2008 9:17 AM | Report abuse

jelo,
I know Britney was outside. I mean heck why didn't she just light up a cigarette for the little guy. And for crissakes, next week she can teach him about smoking a doobie, and then the next week he can learn the merits of crystal meth. As long as she is outside she might as well teach him how to be as disgusting as she is.

Posted by: dw | July 23, 2008 9:19 AM | Report abuse

Levi McConaughey (who is still too young to be embarrassed by this).

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The link is blocked so I'm just going to guess that the embarrassing moment is:

Fool's Gold
Failure to Launch
Two for the Money
Sahara
How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days
The Wedding Planner
The Newton Boys

Posted by: Dorkus | July 23, 2008 9:20 AM | Report abuse

Becoming a father felt very, very natural" says Matt McConaughey.
Yes Matt, you didn't push a watermelon sized human being out of a very small opening in your body. Once you do that, I may care whether you think it feels "natural" or not.
Poor little Levi, good luck to you kid.

I have to agree that I see nothing all that crazy about Britney having a cigarette outside with her son there. OK, maybe it's not an ideal influence, but she's not teaching him to inhale. It looks like he picked the lighter up off the table and she is taking it away from him.

"Blake is gonna be the most amazing dad."
If by "amazing," you mean incarcerated, insane, drug-addled, probably abusive, and/or sorry as all he77, then yes, he will be "amazing." Poor little future Winehouse kid, if you survive being addicted to drugs at birth, then good luck to you, too.

Posted by: sunnydaze | July 23, 2008 9:29 AM | Report abuse

Nope dw, not gonna bite. Brit smoking in front of her kids is no big deal to me. And fwiw, I don't smoke and can't stand cigs.

Posted by: jelo | July 23, 2008 9:34 AM | Report abuse

When I read that Amy Winehouse quote my first thought was: "Is that girl on crack?" And then I quickly remembered why she's in the "news" about every day. Ha.

Posted by: WDC 21113 | July 23, 2008 9:36 AM | Report abuse

"Brit smoking in front of her kids is no big deal to me."

Dear Lord, when you think of the other things she could do in front of her kids:

beating up a car with an umbrella

flashing photographers

getting shots of botox in her lips

filming videos with K-Fed

partying with Paris and Lindsay . . .

smoking tobacco on the balcony is small potatoes.

Posted by: MN | July 23, 2008 9:38 AM | Report abuse

Well, I don't know if it's age or parenthood or what, but in the past few years, I've started getting more and more grossed out by smokers, especially parents with small kids, senior citizens, and hot chicks (what? I'm being honest).

Posted by: 23112 | July 23, 2008 9:38 AM | Report abuse

"more abortions than I would like to count"

I've had more snacks than I would like to count, I don't announce it to the world. What makes such a public figure think she could say something so flippantly and it wouldn't be the center of snarkacism?

-sigh-

I can't imagine Amy Winehouse's body could handle a pregnancy, let alone twins!!! Oh, please don't let her convince a doctor to artificially inseminate her.

Posted by: flutterbyjen | July 23, 2008 9:40 AM | Report abuse

I just want to thank Liz for stopping putting anti-linsey posts on her blog. it really prooves that everyythyng that was ritten about linsey was lies and made up from the paparazi.

Posted by: luvlinsey | July 23, 2008 9:41 AM | Report abuse

More from the Sherri Shepherd article:

Still, Shepherd admitted it is tough talking religion on the popular ABC chat-fest. (She received criticism after she once remarked that ancient Greeks persecuted Christians, even though Christ hadn't been born yet.

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Um, Sherri, no one is criticizing you for your religion, they are criticizing you for being an idiot when it comes to history.

Posted by: Anonymous | July 23, 2008 9:44 AM | Report abuse

Motion affirmed. Most of the topics are about CRAP aka STUFF to the MMs. Today's topic is a classic example. "Perfect Water Bottle",!! Ha! MMs love "perfect".

Posted by: Unintentional humor | July 23, 2008 9:32 AM

Posted by: Anonymous | July 23, 2008 9:44 AM | Report abuse

RIP Estelle Getty.

Liz, I like the words "demure diva" regarding Mariah. She looks kinda weird without her hubby carrying something in the background. Note to Mariah, if the zipper can't go all the way up you shouldn't wear the skirt. Is that red spot her underwear, what the heck is going on?

I suspect that Sherri Shephard's inner monologue is always malfunctioning. Sherri dear, somethings are better kept a secret and I can count really high so.....

I can't wait to see how Amy pulls that off. Didn't Blake say he didn't want to be with her anymore? Wasn't there talk of a divorce?

Posted by: petal | July 23, 2008 9:45 AM | Report abuse

smoking tobacco on the balcony is small potatoes.

No, but it's modeling unhealthful behavior when a child is most impressionable, and exposing the child to secondhand smoke. Sorry, but you can't rationalize irresponsible behavior with straw men.

Posted by: uh, no | July 23, 2008 9:45 AM | Report abuse

I just want to thank Liz for stopping putting anti-linsey posts on her blog. it really prooves that everyythyng that was ritten about linsey was lies and made up from the paparazi.

Posted by: luvlinsey | July 23, 2008 9:41 AM
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Don't worry luvlinsey, as soon as Lindsey does something stupid and/or embarassing (and she will), she will be back on the blog. She's been keeping her nose clean (so to speak), good for her.

Posted by: Just give her time | July 23, 2008 9:47 AM | Report abuse

I am in now way religious, but it really bugs the hell out of me the way people say "I used to be an amoral piece of crap and did terrible things, but since I'm Christian now, its cool." If I were a churchy person, this abuse of Christian forgiveness would bug the hell out of me. We need a revisit from the Old Testament type God to straighten these folks out.

Posted by: jelo | July 23, 2008 9:48 AM | Report abuse

Don't worry luvlinsey, as soon as Lindsey does something stupid and/or embarassing (and she will), she will be back on the blog. She's been keeping her nose clean (so to speak), good for her.

Posted by: Just give her time | July 23, 2008 9:47 AM

Why are u so mean and anti-linsey and anti-dina? u dont know how dificult it is to grow up in the public microscope and have papazzi filiming u're every move. dina is doing the best she can and linsey is being all the good too.

Posted by: luvlinsey | July 23, 2008 9:49 AM | Report abuse

Didn't The View settle for Sherri Shephard after Kathy Griffin wanted too much money? I find it hard to believe she was their first or even their second choice.

Posted by: jake e. poo | July 23, 2008 9:51 AM | Report abuse

I know where Lindsay's nose has been lately.

Posted by: Samantha | July 23, 2008 9:51 AM | Report abuse

I'm as pro-choice as the next girl, but Sherri does know what leads to all those abortions, doesn't she? After her previous comments, I'm not sure she does. Pregnancy is not that difficult to avoid, Sherri.

Posted by: DC Cubefarm | July 23, 2008 9:52 AM | Report abuse

No, but it's modeling unhealthful behavior when a child is most impressionable, and exposing the child to secondhand smoke. Sorry, but you can't rationalize irresponsible behavior with straw men.

Posted by: uh, no | July 23, 2008 9:45 AM

*Sigh* I am not rationalizing. I simply didn't realize this was the ideal parenting blog. I thought we snarked on celebs behaving outside the bounds of generally accepted sane behavior. What's next, faulting them for feeding their kids juice that contains high-fructose corn syrup? Come on. There's more fun material here than that.

Posted by: MN | July 23, 2008 9:53 AM | Report abuse

smoking tobacco on the balcony is small potatoes.

No, but it's modeling unhealthful behavior when a child is most impressionable, and exposing the child to secondhand smoke. Sorry, but you can't rationalize irresponsible behavior with straw men.

Posted by: uh, no | July 23, 2008 9:45 AM

Not to mention that curious kids and lighters/matches don't mix.

That's the part that got me, more then her actual smoking...Sad.

Posted by: WDC 21113 on her fire prevention soap box | July 23, 2008 9:53 AM | Report abuse

I know where Lindsay's nose has been lately.

Posted by: Samantha | July 23, 2008 9:51 AM

i dont understand what thayt maeans. hopefuly its a non-anti linsey post!

Posted by: luvlinsey | July 23, 2008 9:53 AM | Report abuse

""Not to mention that curious kids and lighters/matches don't mix.

Guess she forgot those pockets in her bikini.

Posted by: Anonymous | July 23, 2008 9:55 AM | Report abuse

*Sigh* I am not rationalizing.

Posted by: Touchy much? | July 23, 2008 9:56 AM | Report abuse

where Lindsay's nose has been lately.

Posted by: Samantha | July 23, 2008 9:51 AM

i dont understand what thayt maeans.

If you did, you might not still luv linsey.

Posted by: Anonymous | July 23, 2008 9:58 AM | Report abuse

I know where Lindsay's nose has been lately.

Posted by: Samantha | July 23, 2008 9:51 AM

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I have green tea in mine from laughing so hard

Posted by: jake e. poo | July 23, 2008 9:58 AM | Report abuse

Hey luvlinsey, my baby has just started stringing syllables together so that they sound like words, although it's still really just babble. Last night, he was "talking" and started saying "lilo, lilo, lilo!" (Really!) I thought you would appreciate that Lilo appears to have another fan.

Posted by: sunnydaze | July 23, 2008 9:58 AM | Report abuse

I thought we were going to talk about soccer players today and post pix of them? Has this blog become infested by MM's who just like to slam each other?

Posted by: sigh | July 23, 2008 9:59 AM | Report abuse

Hey luvlinsey, my baby has just started stringing syllables together so that they sound like words, although it's still really just babble. Last night, he was "talking" and started saying "lilo, lilo, lilo!" (Really!) I thought you would appreciate that Lilo appears to have another fan.

Posted by: sunnydaze | July 23, 2008 9:58 AM

YAY! she can be the newest member of linsey's fan club and hopefully dina can be a second mom to her like she is 4 me!

Posted by: luvlinsey | July 23, 2008 10:00 AM | Report abuse

""Not to mention that curious kids and lighters/matches don't mix.

Guess she forgot those pockets in her bikini.

Posted by: | July 23, 2008 9:55 AM

Har har.

She could have easily put them out of reach! What, there's no TV cabinet/armoire or the back of a dresser/desk in the hotel? Give me a break. Stop making excuses.

Kids and adults get burned and die every day because of other people being careless.

Posted by: Tit for tat | July 23, 2008 10:01 AM | Report abuse

MICHAEL: Don't knock rationalization. Where would we be without it? I don't know anyone who could get through the day without two or three juicy rationalizations. They're more important than sex.

SAM:: Ah, come on. Nothing's more important than sex.

MICHAEL: Oh yeah? Ever gone a week without a rationalization?

Posted by: byoolin quotes The Big Chill. | July 23, 2008 10:01 AM | Report abuse

*Sigh* I am not rationalizing.

Posted by: Touchy much? | July 23, 2008 9:56 AM

Friendly? nah.

Welcoming? no dice.

Boring? Yup.

Posted by: Anonymous | July 23, 2008 10:01 AM | Report abuse

Come on. There's more fun material here than that.

Posted by: MN | July 23, 2008 9:53 AM

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MN is right! Come on, focus folks. Amy Winehouse wants to have twins!

Owe, the humanity!

Posted by: sunnydaze | July 23, 2008 10:02 AM | Report abuse

I don't know how I feel about the run on Lindsay's leggings. Sold-out in a week?

www.eonline.com/uberblog/b147121_lindsays_leggings_already_off_rack.html

Posted by: Did we already know this? | July 23, 2008 10:02 AM | Report abuse

YAY! she can be the newest member of linsey's fan club and hopefully dina can be a second mom to her like she is 4 me!

Posted by: luvlinsey | July 23, 2008 10:00 AM

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This is sooo not luvlinsey. Look at the grammar, look at the spelling. It is coherent. This is definately not luvlinsey. Who are you imposter and what have to done with the real luvlinsey?

Posted by: Anonymous | July 23, 2008 10:03 AM | Report abuse

While Shirley McLaine might be all kinds of celinedion crazy she still came out looking better that Elisabeth in that exchange. When Shirley said she didn't know what Elisabeth was talking about Elisabeth responded, 'it's right here on the card'. Next time the little nitwit might want to crack open the book instead of relying 100% on staff to write questions on the card.

Posted by: jes | July 23, 2008 10:04 AM | Report abuse

YAY! she can be the newest member of linsey's fan club and hopefully dina can be a second mom to her like she is 4 me!

Posted by: luvlinsey | July 23, 2008 10:00 AM

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And again, I have to say it:

Owe the humanity!

Posted by: sunnydaze | July 23, 2008 10:05 AM | Report abuse

YAY! she can be the newest member of linsey's fan club and hopefully dina can be a second mom to her like she is 4 me!

Posted by: luvlinsey | July 23, 2008 10:00 AM

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This is sooo not luvlinsey. Look at the grammar, look at the spelling. It is coherent. This is definately not luvlinsey. Who are you imposter and what have to done with the real luvlinsey?

Posted by: | July 23, 2008 10:03 AM


I am the real "luvlinsey" and all of the posts from 2day are mine. And my spelling and gramr are ALWAAYS good. U r just jelus that u're kids arent famous and talnted like linsey and u r'nt a good mom like dina!

Posted by: luvlinsey | July 23, 2008 10:06 AM | Report abuse

Friendly? nah.

Welcoming? no dice

Oh yea, we're so lucky to have your stellar company. You earn respect, not demand it on a silver platter as some kind of birthright.

Posted by: Anonymous | July 23, 2008 10:07 AM | Report abuse

Geez, 10:07, this crap is so lame.

It's about CELEBRITIES. Got it?

Posted by: Anonymous | July 23, 2008 10:08 AM | Report abuse

sunnydaze,

for example, imagine Ann Hathaway selecting, from all the abominable karoake choices, Journey's Don't Stop Believin'. Now there's a trainwreck for you.

Posted by: MN | July 23, 2008 10:09 AM | Report abuse

jelo,
I don't care if she smokes 4 packs a day. The problem in the photo is not Britney smoking it is the kid with the smokes and lighter in his hand. Haven't you seen the thousands of stories in your lifetime where a house fire was started by a kid playing with the parents lighter?
Once he is exposed to the cigarettes and lighter and sees mommy doing he will think it is ok for him to play with the lighter.
Common sense much? Kids plus fire = bad!

Posted by: dw | July 23, 2008 10:11 AM | Report abuse

Well if you need some celebrity-freak show, go check out www.awfulplasticsurgery.com to feel better about yourself. I know I do. Some stuff nsfw.

Posted by: jelo | July 23, 2008 10:14 AM | Report abuse

Kids plus fire = bad!

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kids + fire = cub scouts camp. Ahh, fond memories...

Posted by: Dorkus | July 23, 2008 10:15 AM | Report abuse

kids + fire + s'mores = girl scout heaven

Posted by: Anonymous | July 23, 2008 10:17 AM | Report abuse

kids + fire + indoors = bad

Posted by: Anonymous | July 23, 2008 10:18 AM | Report abuse

Amy Winehouse wants 5 kids ... for breakfast.

Posted by: other liz | July 23, 2008 10:20 AM | Report abuse

Kids + Amy Winehouse =bad!

Posted by: Dorkus | July 23, 2008 10:21 AM | Report abuse

Maybe she wants 5 kids to sell on the black market for more dope.

Posted by: Anonymous | July 23, 2008 10:21 AM | Report abuse

When did this become an angry parenting blog? (Are there any other kinds of parenting blogs?) Within the past week we have had kerfuffles over stars' decisions to have kids and their fondness for weird baby names, not to mention a few other minor kid-related broo-ha-has (selling baby pics, e.g.). And now the spawn-related smack talk is inflitrating the Morning Mix.

Quick! Someone bring up a story involving shots of Jaeger, cowboy boots and nudity, murder and mayhem or Club Hyde. Preferrably including all of the above.

Posted by: musicgeek fears a coup | July 23, 2008 10:21 AM | Report abuse

Brit caption:

"Sean Preston, hon, be a good boy and hand Mama her smokes. Gotta hurry, my stories are startin' in five minutes."

Posted by: Nick | July 23, 2008 10:22 AM | Report abuse

dw-still don't care.

Posted by: jelo | July 23, 2008 10:22 AM | Report abuse

musicgeek,
You are right. This blog should be fun. I will go back to mostly just reading and laughing at byoolin, sasquatch, methinks, and the many other great snarkers!

dw + bringing down lizards = bad!

Posted by: dw | July 23, 2008 10:25 AM | Report abuse

for example, imagine Ann Hathaway selecting, from all the abominable karoake choices, Journey's Don't Stop Believin'. Now there's a trainwreck for you.

Posted by: MN | July 23, 2008 10:09 AM

First angry baby-raising babble, and now THIS?! Egads! I can't take it.

After a few fermented bevereges, "Don't Stop Believin'" is a brilliant karaoke choice. As is any song that is sung at the top of the lungs with the windows rolled up.

Posted by: musicgeek always liked the Humpty Dance | July 23, 2008 10:26 AM | Report abuse

"Kid Rock gets probation in Waffle House scuffle."

The Waffle House Scuffle: sounds like a new country line dance. Get Billy Ray Cyrus on the phone.

Posted by: Nick | July 23, 2008 10:27 AM | Report abuse

ADAM Levine loves to pull pranks on the bands touring with Maroon 5. "We were on tour with the Donnas, and we were partying backstage and we hired male strippers," Levine tells MySpace Celebrity. "So these male cheeseball strippers came in and the Donnas were panicking. These guys kind of looked like cops, enough to fool them . . . Once everyone realized they were strippers, one of the guys plugged in the music to start dancing, and by then everyone was over it, and it was extraordinarily uncomfortable."

Posted by: Anonymous | July 23, 2008 10:27 AM | Report abuse

an MM is someone hated by those who wish they were cool Lizards, but alas are not.

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Posted by: Anonymous | July 23, 2008 10:29 AM | Report abuse

I can't tell if luvlindsey is real or just screwing with us. One is brilliance, once is lunacy, and I'm not sure which is which.

Posted by: EricS | July 23, 2008 10:30 AM | Report abuse

So Candy Spelling is downsizing to a $47 million condo. See, celebs are just like you and me - they downsize when the economy goes south!

During this morning's commute, my daughter and I listened to Miley Cyrus' new album. Not much news to report there. There's a remake of Cyndi Lauper's Girls Just Wanna Have Fun. Much of the album sounds like the old Miley Cyrus, though there are a couple of tracks in which she is clearly trying to move away from her bubble gum Disney product image.

Posted by: new england | July 23, 2008 10:34 AM | Report abuse

I can't tell if luvlindsey is real or just screwing with us. One is brilliance, once is lunacy, and I'm not sure which is which.

Posted by: EricS | July 23, 2008 10:30 AM

u r just jelous. u wish u were as cool as me and my bff linsey and my second mom dina!

Posted by: luvlinsey | July 23, 2008 10:36 AM | Report abuse

musicgeek, The Humpty Dance would have been a fine choice for Ann, what with that late unpleasantness about her shyster boyfriend and all.

The windows need to be rolled up?? Why not share bad pitch with the world? Especially if it's Journey. Do you agree?

Posted by: MN | July 23, 2008 10:37 AM | Report abuse

Hey! How about if Shirley McClaine kills Elizabeth Hasselbeck in a previous life and she gets to be Amy Winehouse's baby? How about that?

Posted by: chocolatetiara | July 23, 2008 10:40 AM | Report abuse

Byoolin is totally luvlinsey.

Posted by: jelo | July 23, 2008 10:41 AM | Report abuse

OK, I echo everybody's comment that a parent smoking out of doors with a kid is not tragic, and that she took the lighter away from the kid didn't she? She didn't show him how to use it or anything?!
What I find disturbing about the picture is that paparazzi are shooting photos over a wall of a mother and child!! I don't care how famous the parents are, or if they're at a hotel, leave people a zone of privacy. "Extra" showed pictures of the Jolie-pitts in their yard on TV last night that were obviously taken with a faraway lens. The family appear in public all the time, leave them alone at home.
(Sorry, Liz.)

Posted by: Ame | July 23, 2008 10:41 AM | Report abuse

Since I am supposed to be reading our ASCAP, BMI, SESAC licenses right now, I can *rationalize* that this is somehow related and productive, right?

I had to look up the lyrics to that Journey song and now it's my turn to say "egads!" Wow, what a terrible song - they took the midnight train going anywhere? Seriously? What the heck are "streetlight people?" Is that the same as homeless people? Anyway, this is not a song that I would choose to sing, but I still heart Anne Hathaway.

Posted by: sunnydaze | July 23, 2008 10:41 AM | Report abuse

Vice Presidential candidate Sen. John Edwards was caught visiting his mistress and secret love child at 2:40 this morning in a Los Angeles hotel by the NATIONAL ENQUIRER.
The married ex-senator from North Carolina - whose wife Elizabeth continues to battle cancer -- met with his mistress, blonde divorcee Rielle Hunter, at the Beverly Hilton on Monday night July 21 - and the NATIONAL ENQUIRER was there! He didn't leave until early the next morning.
Then the reporter cornered Edwards and Edwards hid in a bathroom for 15 minutes. Seriously.

http://www.nationalenquirer.com/sen_john_edwards_caught_with_mistress_and_love_child_in_la_hotel/celebrity/65193

Posted by: Anonymous | July 23, 2008 10:45 AM | Report abuse

Personally, I prefer to croon to 'Lovin, Touchin', Squeezin'.

Posted by: Dorkus | July 23, 2008 10:46 AM | Report abuse

Kids + Amy Winehouse =bad!

Posted by: Dorkus | July 23, 2008 10:21 AM
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Elisabeth Hasselbeck + mouth = bad.

Posted by: beaker | July 23, 2008 10:46 AM | Report abuse

u r just jelous. u wish u were as cool as me and my bff linsey and my second mom dina!
Posted by: luvlinsey


Ummmmmmmm.........no, that would require a signifigant downgrade on my part.
You're probably right jelo, it's just Byoo screwing with us.

I wish I coudl come up with something for the Kid Rock item, but it just captions itself.

Posted by: EricS | July 23, 2008 10:46 AM | Report abuse

Miley Cyrus calls Vanity Fair photos a "mistake,"

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You know, that's that same thing everyone is saying about her new album as well.

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Dorkus I am sorry to say that my 10-year-old daughter is an exception. She has been playing that CD almost non-stop for a couple of weeks now. At least she took a break from Bratz Rock Angels (do not tell OP blog, OK).
My beloved husband and I have thought for a long time that music geared to those under 14 should carry an "I" rating for irritation factor. The Miley CD has a moderate irritation factor, whereas "Songs from Bear and the Big Blue House" maxes it out.

Posted by: Angela | July 23, 2008 10:47 AM | Report abuse

DC Cubefarm, I agree with you. I support a woman's right to choose, but abortions are not a form of birth control. If you can't even remember how many abortions you have had ( even someone as dim as Sherri Shepperd), you need to look at what you are doing that leads to the choosing to have an abortion. Birth control doesn't fail *that* often.

As for Elisabeth Hasselbeck, idiot, you aren't supposed to admit you are reading from cards.

Who would have thought Star Jones would actually seem one of the smart ones on the View? The show's collective IQ went downhill when she left.

Amy Winehouse -- umm, I hope you weren't planning on having those kids anytime in the 36 months.

Posted by: ep | July 23, 2008 10:49 AM | Report abuse

Brad Pitt smokes around the Brangelina kids...

Posted by: Too much | July 23, 2008 10:50 AM | Report abuse

Queen Liz,

I'm afraid you will have to refrain from using any link to any material that has anything to do with children (or lack thereof), parenting (or lack thereof), morality (or lack thereof), civility (or lack thereof) on the part of celebrities or lay people for the immediate future.

At least until Sasquatch and Bawlmer can execute and complete an in-depth purge of MMs from the Island, the Hut, the Universe, and the blog.

Owe, the humility!

Posted by: Curmudgeon has had enough | July 23, 2008 10:54 AM | Report abuse

In the pre-Angelina days, Brad would have smoked pot, so maybe this is a step up for him.

Posted by: Anonymous | July 23, 2008 10:56 AM | Report abuse

Oh, and I'm happy to see that Robert Downey has decided to live awhile longer before penning a memoir.

whew

Posted by: Curmudgeon is drumming her fingers on the desk | July 23, 2008 10:56 AM | Report abuse

I thought the "Lizards" talk was gonna stop?

Posted by: Stop it dammit! | July 23, 2008 10:57 AM | Report abuse

I thought the "Lizards" talk was gonna stop?

Posted by: Stop it dammit! | July 23, 2008 10:57 AM
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Oh?

tsk,tsk

You have another think coming.

Posted by: Mudgeon | July 23, 2008 10:59 AM | Report abuse

I thought the "Lizards" talk was gonna stop?

Posted by: Stop it dammit! | July 23, 2008 10:57 AM

SERIOUSLY! its stupid and idiotic. who the heck wants to be called a "lizard"? i think some of the people who post on this blog (i.e. the "Island" creators) are losers who miss being the cool kids in high school, since they're all 7-11 cashiers now.

Posted by: td | July 23, 2008 11:00 AM | Report abuse

Dearest Diary,

I lay pen to paper in the fervent hope that you will know my deepest appreciation for living in flyover country.

Now and forever

Posted by: To the big city cuckoo birds | July 23, 2008 11:02 AM | Report abuse

SERIOUSLY! its stupid and idiotic. who the heck wants to be called a "lizard"? i think some of the people who post on this blog (i.e. the "Island" creators) are losers who miss being the cool kids in high school, since they're all 7-11 cashiers now.


Posted by: td | July 23, 2008 11:00 AM

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Oh, td--you have no idea what you've started.

Posted by: beaker | July 23, 2008 11:04 AM | Report abuse

who the heck wants to be called a "lizard"?

umm...the lizards that cling to my walls by the porch light at night. duh.

yes. slow work day.

Posted by: jelo | July 23, 2008 11:05 AM | Report abuse

"Hey! How about if Shirley McClaine kills Elizabeth Hasselbeck in a previous life and she gets to be Amy Winehouse's baby? How about that?" - Posted by: chocolatetiara

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Now we're cookin'.

Who can argue with genius AND a tiara made of chocolate?

Posted by: also, byoolin luvs, but is categorically not, luvlinsey. | July 23, 2008 11:06 AM | Report abuse

I just tried to watch the Natalie Portman vid and couldn't get it to load, but this was posted in the comments section below it and it kind of makes me happy that I couldn't see the video...

"it's a method in literature science: text-based reading and interpretation. a piece of text/art is worth being read/watched/listened to worldwide and over the time if it's understandable/touching/giving etc. without the context (like bio of the author or history facts). all arguments should be found in the text/or in this case, vid. "

Posted by: sunnydaze | July 23, 2008 11:07 AM | Report abuse

Inquiring Minds Want To Know:

1) Is the picture in the Enquirer article of "the mistress" or "the love child"?

2) Why is she wearing an expression like she's watching that 'sharing back and forth' video?

3) Camilla? Camilla Parker-Bowles?

Posted by: byoolin | July 23, 2008 11:11 AM | Report abuse

Sunnyd, I love the phrase "text-based reading."

Posted by: byoolin is looking forward to doing some food-based eating later. | July 23, 2008 11:13 AM | Report abuse

who the heck wants to be called a "lizard"
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hey, i'm from arizona. they're everywhere. they keep our 7 dogs busy every day as they race around the yard trying to snag them. lizards are cool. quick. attractive. wily.
better a lizard than a moose turd.
p.s. is working at 7/11 supposed to be a slam? they have such delicious snacks there and a colorful clientele. what could be better?

Posted by: janet hearkens back to utah phillips | July 23, 2008 11:19 AM | Report abuse

Who would have thought Star Jones would actually seem one of the smart ones on the View? The show's collective IQ went downhill when she left.

Posted by: i miss meredith too | July 23, 2008 11:20 AM | Report abuse

Barbara Walters has GOT to be sorry she let that lunatic Sherry Shepard on the View. She and Hasselbeck have the combined IQ of a ficus.


Re: Brit and smoking. Yeah, the smokings not good, but they are outside. I'd give it a pass considering her previous behavioral lapses. I'm more concerned about the fact that there's a bowl of lighters on the coffee table fully in 2-year-old reach. 2-year-old + easy access to multiple lights = bad. And I'm not a Mommy. Let alone a mean one.

Posted by: TheBard | July 23, 2008 11:23 AM | Report abuse

DECATUR, Ga. -- Kid Rock has been sentenced to a year's probation and fined $1,000 for his role in a fight at a suburban Atlanta Waffle House last fall.

Was Kid Rock here?
http://www.gwinnettdailypost.com/main.asp?SectionID=6&SubSectionID=84&ArticleID=16944

Posted by: NW DC | July 23, 2008 11:25 AM | Report abuse

let's go back to the john edwards story for a second. i read newspapers online every day and completely missed this story until yesterday. could it be true? what other info exists other than the enquirer, which is close but not quite the new york times?
some article said blake is getting more prison time so put those 5 children on hold.
i didn't like it that britney had her son holding the cigarette pack, but my parents smoked (killed my dad and did no harm to my mother who lived to be 87 and perky). plus he may have just grabbed them up. i hope she's not treating him like a manservant.
matthew mcconaughey looks weird in his photos. can't put my finger or anything else on why.
what would robert downey jr. put in a memoir that we don't already know? unless he's shirley mcclaine's offspring.
sherri shepherd needs a gatekeeper. or training in learning "think first, then speak".
candy spelling is downsizing folks. she's giving up her in home doll museum and gift wrapping room. what's a girl to do? does she "date" anyone?

Posted by: janet ponders the overnight news | July 23, 2008 11:26 AM | Report abuse

mmmm food-based eating...
but this the phrase that really got me:

"if it's understandable/touching/giving etc. without the context"

I know I really like it when the text-based reading starts touching me out of context...that always ends in good times.

Posted by: sunnydaze | July 23, 2008 11:27 AM | Report abuse

Britney Spears seems almost "normal" compared to some of the MMs

Posted by: Psst | July 23, 2008 11:27 AM | Report abuse

OP-land, where being wrong can be offered up with a straight face as proof of superiority.

Posted by: war is peace, good is bad | July 23, 2008 11:14 AM


See at least we here at the Island are not like that!

Posted by: Anonymous | July 23, 2008 11:29 AM | Report abuse

Janice Dickinson will live with her models in the fourth season of Oxygen's "Janice Dickinson Modeling Agency" (airs starting Aug. 26).

Exactly what we've been waiting for.

Posted by: Nosy Parker | July 23, 2008 11:30 AM | Report abuse

janet, over on Slate, Mickey Kaus has been following this for a while. It really hasn't been picked up by the media until now, but the National Enquirer has really done most of the leg work on this story.

Posted by: Dorkus | July 23, 2008 11:32 AM | Report abuse

OP-land, where being wrong can be offered up with a straight face as proof of superiority.

Posted by: war is peace, good is bad | July 23, 2008 11:14 AM


See at least we here at the Island are not like that!

Posted by: | July 23, 2008 11:29 AM

I hear an echo. Post it on one blog, then block, copy and paste your own comment here. Brilliant. Simply brilliant. Then use the royal "we".

The denizens of this blog are nothing like you.

Posted by: Get Real | July 23, 2008 11:33 AM | Report abuse

Somehow, I doubt people that make up an internet island were cool in high school; I wasn't! But it's fun and funny in our little internet world. We all have real worlds too, sheesh. MN - I thought your comment on small potatoes was funny and celeb-blog-appropriate, but I wouldn't take it as slamming if people debate you. That's what we do.

It is kind of crappy to smoke around your kid, even outside; we all know that's not good for you, but I doubt it's like, call Child Services immediately level stuff.

Posted by: Sigh | July 23, 2008 11:38 AM | Report abuse

Did anyone else notice that the quote from Amy Winehouse sounded suspiciously like our very own luvlinsey? Does this mean that 1) Amy Winehouse posts on celebritology as luvlinsey, 2) luvlinsey provides quotest to other publications as Amy Winehouse?

Posted by: spartan | July 23, 2008 11:39 AM | Report abuse

Just a reminder, that is a PERMANENT moratorium on posting about the goings on at other blogs.

If we ignore the people who are trying to stir up trouble, they will leave to go cause trouble elsewhere.

Besides, debating Twitney and the cigs is much more fun. I'm less than thrilled she is smoking around her kids -- even if they are outside. Second hand smoke is second hand smoke. Also, as was pointed out, the dangers of a lighter near a curious two-year old (yes, that is redundant) is just a horrible accident waiting to happen. Does Britney really want one of her people to rush the kid to the ER while trying to explain she was just having a cig, turned away "for just a second" and the next thing she knew his face was on fire?

Posted by: ep | July 23, 2008 11:41 AM | Report abuse

A Sandy man took offense to a motorist, who, after getting him to roll down his window, asked, "Excuse me, sir, do you have any Grey Poupon?"

After hearing the request for Dijon mustard, the 22-year-old driver pulled a black handgun from his glove compartment, cocked the weapon and pointed it at the three people in the other car.

"Here's your Grey Poupon, roll your [expletive] windows up," he responded.

Posted by: Anonymous | July 23, 2008 11:42 AM | Report abuse

Here's a good one from the local rag:

http://www.commercialappeal.com/news/2008/jul/23/zoo-residents-crush-lands-a-date-with-rachael/

Posted by: b | July 23, 2008 11:44 AM | Report abuse

Janice Dickinson will live with her models
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oh, boy, this could be absolutely fantastic as she is a crackerdoodle as they come. i haven't watched the show but will now. trainwreck approaching, conductor.
* oh, and back to candy spelling and her dolls and i do mean dolls, doesn't marie osmond have a thing w/dolls as well?
*well, i read slate, but not faithfully. don't know how i could have missed something as pertinent as that on john edwards. i so admire his wife. bummer. goodbye VP slot. but the issue is really between him, his wife and the gf or whatever she is. he's not my husband, who knows he would receive a solid thwack from my mother's very heavy cast iron skillet if he brought home such news to me.

Posted by: janet ponders further | July 23, 2008 11:44 AM | Report abuse

Did anyone else notice that the quote from Amy Winehouse sounded suspiciously like our very own luvlinsey? Does this mean that 1) Amy Winehouse posts on celebritology as luvlinsey, 2) luvlinsey provides quotest to other publications as Amy Winehouse?

Posted by: spartan | July 23, 2008 11:39 AM


why do u all have to be so means about me and my bff linsey? i dont like amy wienehuse and i dont know what quotests R. ok? u r just a mean person and the type of pepul that my second mom dina warns about.

Posted by: luvlinsey | July 23, 2008 11:48 AM | Report abuse

Alexandria, Va.: So is the Enquirer report on Edwards's late night jaunt getting any play in the mainstream media, or are they in wait-and-see mode until they see what pans out?

Anne E. Kornblut: Did I already use up my "oy" quotient for this chat? I'm not touching this one at the moment. Does that make me a bad reporter?

Posted by: online post political chat | July 23, 2008 11:51 AM | Report abuse

"Barbara Walters has GOT to be sorry she let that lunatic Sherry Shepard on the View. She and Hasselbeck have the combined IQ of a ficus."

I gotta disagree. I think that Baba is thrilled with the press (press = ratings) that Lizzie Hasselcrap and Flat Earth Sherri bring to the show. In less than a week, we've had 3 View stories: Lizzie crying over the "N" word, Lizzie discussing urine, mold and dog hair smoothies with Shirley MacLaine, and Sherri on her countless abortions. Now, these two morons can't fill the gaping hole left when Rosie skedaddled, but those are really big gravity boots to fill.

Posted by: Nick | July 23, 2008 11:53 AM | Report abuse

the gaping hole left when Rosie skedaddled,
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did rosie do the skedaddling or was she skedaddled out the door by babwa?
p.s. i'm a rosie fan. my husband doesn't like her. doesn't like kathy griffen either. i like her as well, but in measured doses.

Posted by: janet admits to watching the rosie o'donnell show whenever she could | July 23, 2008 12:01 PM | Report abuse

Man, that whole McConaughey article is TMI. Every time I thought it couldn't get more embarrassing, dude said something even more cringe-inducing ("pecker?!")...

Posted by: logan | July 23, 2008 12:01 PM | Report abuse

I don't think that's td.

Posted by: imposter alert | July 23, 2008 12:03 PM | Report abuse

logan, I agree. And what's with McConaughey saying "we" had an epidural?

Posted by: Nosy Parker | July 23, 2008 12:05 PM | Report abuse

Through the magic of Google News, a photo of Rielle:
http://gaysocialites.com/2008/07/national_enquirer_back_on_john.html

Posted by: Nosy Parker | July 23, 2008 12:07 PM | Report abuse

don't think that's td.
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agree. doesn't sound like td at all. you'd think if someone wanted to write mean things, they would to post their nom de plume proudly, instead of being craven.

Posted by: janet wonders if td is being punk'd? | July 23, 2008 12:23 PM | Report abuse

That story about the alleged Madonna sex tape is creepy. According to the guy who is trying to sell the tape, he secretly installed a vide camera in a private apartment and recorded the couple's intimate moments.

That's a nasty invasion of privacy. I hope no one buys the tape.

Posted by: new england | July 23, 2008 12:25 PM | Report abuse

The windows need to be rolled up?? Why not share bad pitch with the world? Especially if it's Journey. Do you agree?

Posted by: MN | July 23, 2008 10:37 AM

It depends on the neighborhood. I typically leave the windows down in my Journey-belting moments, but if it's Ice Cube's "Today Was a Good Day" and I'm in a more hip, urban area, my suburban VA arse is too embarrassed to make this whole shebang public.

Posted by: musicgeek | July 23, 2008 12:39 PM | Report abuse

Just saw that pompous Robert Novak hit someone on his way to work, and tried to drive off because he said he didn't know he hit anyone! The guy was LAYING ON THE GROUND!!

I was looking for shirtless soccer player pictures on TMZ and saw the recording pop. He's so arrogant it's funny, I can't wait for Jon Stewart to get his hands on it!

Posted by: anonymous lurker | July 23, 2008 12:50 PM | Report abuse

Did you watch that view clip? Shirley MacLaine is really talking about Radionics. For realsies. Which makes her 10X crazier than Elizabeth Hasselbeck.

Posted by: ol | July 23, 2008 1:02 PM | Report abuse

I thought we were going to talk about soccer players today and post pix of them? Has this blog become infested by MM's who just like to slam each other?

Posted by: sigh | July 23, 2008 9:59 AM
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sigh,

for you (& me!)
http://gaysocialites.com/2008/07/cristiano_ronaldo_lookin_good.html

I wasn't able to find the other ones on TMZ.

Posted by: Anonymous | July 23, 2008 1:03 PM | Report abuse

According to the Post, Novak was driving a black 2004 Corvette. I don't suppose he's compensating for anything? The pedestrian appears to be OK. It's not like he was really covert or anything.

Posted by: Angela | July 23, 2008 1:04 PM | Report abuse

Ok, had to pop in and say the Matthew M interview shows a man who has banged the bongos proper nakkid a few two many times. My apologies to my fellow Island folk on the misspelling...

Dude is a few sandies short of a picnic.

Posted by: LTL | July 23, 2008 1:12 PM | Report abuse

SERIOUSLY! its stupid and idiotic. who the heck wants to be called a "lizard"? i think some of the people who post on this blog (i.e. the "Island" creators) are losers who miss being the cool kids in high school, since they're all 7-11 cashiers now.

Posted by: td | July 23, 2008 11:00 AM
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WHOA! The above is not the real "td." I haven't posted since around 10:00 Monday night because these comments are getting out of hand and I needed a break from the chaos. I just stopped by for a second now on my lunch break and discovered a troll posting as me. I repeat, the above is not me.

Posted by: td is seriously annoyed | July 23, 2008 1:12 PM | Report abuse

I thought we were going to talk about soccer players today and post pix of them? Has this blog become infested by MM's who just like to slam each other

SHUT UP already, you are part of the problem.

Posted by: Anonymous | July 23, 2008 1:13 PM | Report abuse

I just read the later comments from "imposter alert" and "janet." Thanks for watching my back. While I haven't asked for a formal role on Lizard Island, I proudly support everyone's right to drink and claim a spot on the beach.

Posted by: td thanks you kindly | July 23, 2008 1:16 PM | Report abuse

td, there was never any question.

Posted by: Anonymous | July 23, 2008 1:17 PM | Report abuse

I think the little jokes about lizards and stuff are great. I like the feeling that posters have something in common and are friendly with each other.

Posted by: Irishgirl | July 23, 2008 1:20 PM | Report abuse

I thought we were going to talk about soccer players today and post pix of them? Has this blog become infested by MM's who just like to slam each other

SHUT UP already, you are part of the problem.

Posted by: | July 23, 2008 1:13 PM


Excuse me? What did I do to you? Do you have a super wedgie or a something up stuck up your heinie?

here's some good soccer pix!
www.laineygossip.com/Hot_photos_of_David_Beckham_warming_up_before_the_LA_Galaxy_played_the_New_York_Red_Bulls.aspx?IsMicro=0

Posted by: sigh | July 23, 2008 1:20 PM | Report abuse

sigh (lower case s), no offense but this is a Celebrity blog. We accept David Beckham as a celebrity mainly because he's married to skele-boobs, otherwise he'd just be another soccer player.

Please lets not forget what this blog is really about.

Posted by: You are always welcome to stay for the snark | July 23, 2008 1:23 PM | Report abuse

Who would have thought Star Jones would actually seem one of the smart ones on the View? The show's collective IQ went downhill when she left.

Posted by: ep | July 23, 2008 10:49 AM

And it's still higher than Sherri can count.

Posted by: ADHD can count waaay up high | July 23, 2008 1:25 PM | Report abuse

Mouse, need your Latin skillz:

Something along the lines of "Non pasco pecus" or "Non pasco beluae" might make a useful admonition to the Lizards/regulars.

Posted by: byoolin's lingua Albanus perfututus est. | July 23, 2008 1:27 PM | Report abuse

sigh

You can't expect for the MM to ever be nice if you keep calling them that. Get over it.

Posted by: Anonymous | July 23, 2008 1:28 PM | Report abuse

"who the heck wants to be called a "lizard"?"

I aspire to it. Only I don't post enough, cuz I get so... you know... distrac...

Posted by: ADHD just saw something shiny | July 23, 2008 1:28 PM | Report abuse

sigh (lower case s), no offense but this is a Celebrity blog. We accept David Beckham as a celebrity mainly because he's married to skele-boobs, otherwise he'd just be another soccer player.

Please lets not forget what this blog is really about.

Posted by: You are always welcome to stay for the snark | July 23, 2008 1:23 PM


This is what I mean about some of the celeb blog posters trashing new commentators. I talked about this yesterday, but everyone denied it. I guess they just believe they're own lies.

Posted by: anonymous commentator | July 23, 2008 1:35 PM | Report abuse

Yeah, "sigh" - not me.

Soccer players are celebs elsewhere (much like Formula One drivers), but not quite here...

Posted by: Sigh | July 23, 2008 1:36 PM | Report abuse

here's some good soccer pix!
www.laineygossip.com/Hot_photos_of_David_Beckham_warming_up_before_the_LA_Galaxy_played_the_New_York_Red_Bulls.aspx?IsMicro=0

Posted by: sigh | July 23, 2008 1:20 PM
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Thank you! - I just cannot seem to get back to work today....I may as well leer at the pictures....

Posted by: anonymous lurker | July 23, 2008 1:37 PM | Report abuse

Thank you! - I just cannot seem to get back to work today....I may as well leer at the pictures....

Posted by: anonymous lurker | July 23, 2008 1:37 PM

Well at least someone liked them.

Posted by: sigh | July 23, 2008 1:41 PM | Report abuse

Hi, Lizards. Today is a quick Hi/Bye! I've got to finish dummying up some test data (Since I'm a dummy, the developers assumed this would be a cinch for me). Then I've got to head over to the condo cave to continue renovations.

Keep posting those futbol player pics. I also think we need some topless pix of Mariah Carey. As you can tell, I believe in equal opportunity leering.

Have a cold one for me at the Tiki Bar. Later, 'zards!

Posted by: Sasquatch | July 23, 2008 1:44 PM | Report abuse

More Barbara Walters news
http://www.ocregister.com/articles/praagh-says-ghosts-2102185-told-spirit?slideshow=1

(James) Van Praagh was on the daytime talk show The View last week to promote his new book "Ghosts Among Us" and told Walters when the cameras weren't rolling that he was picking up on a high white blood cell count. On Friday, Walters told The View audience that although she thought Van Praagh's warning was "ridiculous," she went to get her blood checked and was told by her doctor she was fine. She then told the audience that she thought what Van Praagh did was "dangerous."

On Tuesday, Van Praagh went on Entertainment Tonight to defend himself, calling Walters a "nasty" host. "I think she's (mad) because my book did better than hers," he says.

Posted by: Nosy Parker | July 23, 2008 1:48 PM | Report abuse

"I also think we need some topless pix of Mariah Carey."

Sas, did you miss Gene's chat yesterday? Topless photos of Helen Mirren. I know not Mariah, but hey boobs are boobs right?

Posted by: jake e. poo | July 23, 2008 1:56 PM | Report abuse

In the pre-Angelina days, Brad would have smoked pot, so maybe this is a step up for him.

Posted by: | July 23, 2008 10:56 AM

Thanks for this--got an instant replay in my head of his hilarious performance as a stoner in "True Romance". Stole the show.

Thanks Byoo for some "Big Chill"--great dialog in that movie.

Glenn Close stands staring mindlessly into the refridgerator. Jeff Goldblum reaches in and retrieves an orange juice.

JG: "That's the problem with these things. You have to WATCH THEM ALL THE TIME."

Note to the Cyrus family: ENOUGH ALREADY!

Posted by: hermespal | July 23, 2008 1:56 PM | Report abuse

Jake e. poo--I couldn't link to the topless HM pix--got some weird site, no pictures when I clicked it.

In other news, Michael Douglas is in France and presented the yellow jersey to the stage winner today. Just thought you'd all like to know.

Posted by: hermespal | July 23, 2008 1:58 PM | Report abuse

That's a nasty invasion of privacy

&&&
a la madonna & arod sex tap(e), the activity in hiding the camera in a third person's residence w/o their knowledge & consent is criminal. no one will buy the tape. too hot to handle. unlike madonna.

Posted by: janet posits a legal theory | July 23, 2008 1:59 PM | Report abuse

REFRIGERATOR that is...argh.

Posted by: hermespal | July 23, 2008 1:59 PM | Report abuse

This is what I mean about some of the celeb blog posters trashing new commentators. I talked about this yesterday, but everyone denied it. I guess they just believe they're own lies.

Posted by: anonymous commentator | July 23, 2008 1:35 PM
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Please explain how this is trashing a new commentator? Asking to keep the focus on why we're really here which is to snark on celebrities. I could give a rat's arse about soccer players, if I did maybe I would just go here: soccerblogs.net.

Posted by: You are always welcome to stay for the snark | July 23, 2008 2:01 PM | Report abuse

they just believe they're own lies.
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actually, it should read "their own lies". can't help being the grammar police

Posted by: certain grammar errors drive janet nuttier than she already is, frankie attests | July 23, 2008 2:02 PM | Report abuse

My favourite Big Chill exchange is when Sam (Tom Berenger) comes into the room where Nick (William Hurt) is watching a tv.

SAM: What's this?

NICK: I'm not sure.

SAM: What's it about?

NICK: I don't know.

SAM: Who's that?

NICK: I think the guy in the hat did something terrible. [cut to shot of tv - 30s gangster movie, about 8 guys in hats on screen]

SAM: Like what?

NICK: You're so *analytical*. Sometimes you just have to let art - flow - over you.

Posted by: byoolin | July 23, 2008 2:08 PM | Report abuse

and one thing about soccer players - has anyone watched "the footballers' wives"? stunning almost beyond belief. my cousin and i were in london a few years back for her 50th birthday and got our first look at the show. hooked. it's dreadful, fantastic. and then the real life soccer guy who hooked us is wayne rooney and his now crazy bride coleen and his absolutely insane family. when they had the engagement party, his family started a brawl because they shut down the bar. police were called, etc. a dream come true. you can read about the rooneys in the daily mail.

Posted by: janet only soccer comments, ever, on this blog | July 23, 2008 2:09 PM | Report abuse

byoolin, you're on the money today. frankie barked twice in agreement.

Posted by: janet genuflects before byoolin's considerable knowledge, humor and timing | July 23, 2008 2:14 PM | Report abuse

Another great scene! I'm faintly ashamed to say I know the whole movie line for line.

Meg: The last time I spoke with Alex, we had a fight. I yelled at him.

Nick: That's probably why he killed himself... What was the argument about?

Meg: I told him he was wasting his life.

Posted by: hermespal | July 23, 2008 2:17 PM | Report abuse

I will see your pansy soccer players and raise you this

http://www.normann-stadler.info/html/images/galerie/06%20Germany%202005/P7090269.jpg

Posted by: Anonymous | July 23, 2008 2:18 PM | Report abuse

The best thing about "The Big Chill" was the pitch-perfect casting.
Kevin Costner as a stiff . . . you just can't top that.

Posted by: Nick | July 23, 2008 2:21 PM | Report abuse

The best thing about "The Big Chill" was the pitch-perfect casting.
Kevin Costner as a stiff . . . you just can't top that.

Posted by: Nick | July 23, 2008 2:21 PM

His best work to date.

Posted by: do not luv kevin | July 23, 2008 2:22 PM | Report abuse

I will see your pansy soccer players and raise you this

http://www.normann-stadler.info/html/images/galerie/06%20Germany%202005/P7090269.jpg

Posted by: | July 23, 2008 2:18 PM

who IS that?

Posted by: Anonymous | July 23, 2008 2:24 PM | Report abuse

I don't think it was the "best thing" about the movie, but I agree it is one of its major attributes!

Posted by: hermespal | July 23, 2008 2:25 PM | Report abuse

Yeah, "sigh" - not me.

Soccer players are celebs elsewhere (much like Formula One drivers), but not quite here...

Posted by: Sigh | July 23, 2008 1:36 PM


Well you may not like soccer players, but I definitely do. Whoever posted the one of beckham, please continue to do so!!!

Posted by: James from the Block | July 23, 2008 2:25 PM | Report abuse

detest kevin costner. waterworld, anyone? what a talentless dweeb, at least in my opinion. he once said if he could speak w/everyone in the world, there would be no problems. HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA.
oh, the star is reporting the SJP's husband, one matthew broderick has been having an affair. i hate to admit i just saw this tidbit on perezhilton.

Posted by: janet tries to banish any thought of kevin costner from her brain | July 23, 2008 2:26 PM | Report abuse

But you have to love Crash Davis. At least, I do.

Posted by: hermespal | July 23, 2008 2:26 PM | Report abuse

hermespal, no need to feel 'faintly ashamed.' Some of us have seen BC dozens of times.


HERMESPAL (in a special cameo as SAM): In Celebritology, I don't know who to trust. I don't know who likes me or why they even do like me.

HAROLD: Well you don't have that problem here. You know I don't like you.

MICHAEL: Me neither.

MEG: Ditto.

HAROLD: So relax.

HERMESPAL (in a special cameo as SAM): Lizards.

Posted by: byoolin agrees with them. | July 23, 2008 2:27 PM | Report abuse

Gerald Butler is yummy.

Posted by: Missed lunch | July 23, 2008 2:27 PM | Report abuse

Other headlines from Nat'l Enquirer:

*Kid Rock offers to design Candy Spelling's gift-wrapping room in new condo after Waffle House kerfuffle windfall.

*Britney forced to wear black head-to-toe burqa after Mad Mommies find out she was wearing bikini in front of toddler child, thus exposing him to various shameful parts of female anatomy.

*Small marsupial Lizard lover offers to provide surrogate pouch-pad for Amy Winehouse's 16 babies.

Posted by: possum | July 23, 2008 2:29 PM | Report abuse

oh, the star is reporting the SJP's husband, one matthew broderick has been having an affair.

With a woman.

Posted by: Anonymous | July 23, 2008 2:32 PM | Report abuse

"oh, the star is reporting the SJP's husband, one matthew broderick has been having an affair.

with "Mr. Big"

Posted by: GC | July 23, 2008 2:38 PM | Report abuse

I don't know from Gerald Butler, but Gerard Butler is pretty fine.

Posted by: hermespal | July 23, 2008 2:39 PM | Report abuse

Most of the mad mommies are really quite liberal possum. I doubt a bikini can get them in an uproar.

Now a Speedo is another matter especially if it is worn by a fury possum

Posted by: Mad two piece | July 23, 2008 2:40 PM | Report abuse

Arrghh. I DO like soccer players. I give up. Sad about Matthew Broderick, but I'm back on my theory about him (and others like Jake G). If they were gay, they'd just be gay, esp Broderick. Jake might worry it would hurt his leading man potential.

Posted by: Sigh | July 23, 2008 2:43 PM | Report abuse

http://www.starmagazine.com/matthew_broderick_cheating/news/14391

Posted by: She calls him Matty Cakes | July 23, 2008 2:46 PM | Report abuse

It seems to me that every actor under the sun these days is subject to speculation that he's gay. I can't see Reece being anyone's beard, but everyone thinks Jake is gay. Clooney is with so many women that you'd think he'd be immune, but the speculation goes that he's gay BECAUSE he's with so many women. Broderick has been married for years, and is now reputedly caught having an affair with a 25 year old woman, and still...he's gay. I don't get it. What difference does it make anyway?

Posted by: hermespal | July 23, 2008 2:51 PM | Report abuse

I don't get it. What difference does it make anyway?
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now we're back to seinfeld.
p.s. i don't get it either. it's weird. or as my husband w/his ricky ricardo accent would say "it's weir".

Posted by: janet | July 23, 2008 2:54 PM | Report abuse

oh, the star is reporting the SJP's husband, one matthew broderick has been having an affair. i hate to admit i just saw this tidbit on perezhilton.

Posted by: janet tries to banish any thought of kevin costner from her brain | July 23, 2008 2:26 PM


puhleeze. broderick is one of the biggest FOD's. probably in the top 5, with john travolta, kevin spacey, jake G, and vin diesel.

Posted by: Anonymous | July 23, 2008 2:55 PM | Report abuse

Is it a "real" ricky ricardo accent or one he affects for comedic value?

Posted by: hermespal | July 23, 2008 2:57 PM | Report abuse

Crash Davis is outstanding.

Now I think I'll go hide some more.

Posted by: Curmudgeon | July 23, 2008 2:57 PM | Report abuse

CRIME: Big Black Car: Prince of Darkness Mows Down Pedestrian In DC Mêlée

Robert Novak--respected conservative journalist/commentator and grim spectre of soulless walking death--ran over a guy in his black Corvette this morning. Hilariously, a Politico reporter got the story by walking by. Novak hit the guy and then continued merrily speeding along until a bicyclist stopped him and said "you hit someone." Novak allegedly threw his head back and cackled for a moment before shooting him. There are no details about the pedestrian's condition. Look, we need to share more details about this with you. Just click.

In 2001, the longtime political columnist cursed at a pedestrian on the corner of Pennsylvania and 13th St., NW, for allegedly jay walking.

"'Learn to read the signs, [bodily orifice]!' Novak snapped before speeding away," according to an item in the Washington Post's Reliable Source column.

Or he will run you over, [intercourse enthusiast].

If recent history is any indication, Judy Miller will get jail time for this.
http://gawker.com/5028193/big-black-car-prince-of-darkness-mows-down-pedestrian-in-dc-mle

Posted by: Was it Scott McClellan? | July 23, 2008 3:03 PM | Report abuse

Anon, I'll give you Kevin Spacey (there are some VERY unsettling stories about him beyond simply being gay), don't have a clue about Vin one way or the other, but the others? Travolta's been married to Kelly Preston since 1991 and has two children. And Reece Witherspoon is not going to waste her time on a guy who isn't into women, seriously. I think a lot of gay men have fantasized that Jake is gay since Brokeback. Wishful thinking doesn't make it so.

Posted by: hermespal | July 23, 2008 3:03 PM | Report abuse

Kelly Preston is a Scientology-appointed beard.

Posted by: Anonymous | July 23, 2008 3:09 PM | Report abuse

"And what's with McConaughey saying "we" had an epidural?"

He had his rolled in filter paper first.

Mmmm! That's some good celeb-snark today. Om nom nom.

Posted by: Bawlmer | July 23, 2008 3:13 PM | Report abuse

Crash Davis is outstanding.

Now I think I'll go hide some more.

Posted by: Curmudgeon | July 23, 2008 2:57 PM

Yep. Best baseball movie about sex ever. That character was dead sexy--enough to overlook that KC played him.

Posted by: hermespal | July 23, 2008 3:13 PM | Report abuse

Kelly Preston is a Scientology-appointed beard.

Posted by: | July 23, 2008 3:09 PM

Whatever.

Posted by: hermespal | July 23, 2008 3:14 PM | Report abuse

There is no "we" in epidural. Trust me, I had one with and one without (not on purpose) of course.

Posted by: Irishgirl | July 23, 2008 3:16 PM | Report abuse

Yep. Best baseball movie about sex ever. That character was dead sexy--enough to overlook that KC played him.

Posted by: hermespal | July 23, 2008 3:13 PM

i thought you guys didnt want to talk about sports or athletes? idiots.

Posted by: Anonymous | July 23, 2008 3:17 PM | Report abuse

Sorry Kevin haters, but Crash Davis is great. I had the same reaction to his list of things he believes in as Susan Sarandon's character.

Posted by: jes | July 23, 2008 3:18 PM | Report abuse

Yep. Best baseball movie about sex ever. That character was dead sexy--enough to overlook that KC played him.

Posted by: hermespal | July 23, 2008 3:13 PM

i thought you guys didnt want to talk about sports or athletes? idiots.

Posted by: | July 23, 2008 3:17 PM

WTF? Dude, we're talking about a movie and the actor who starred in it. That's pretty celebritology-y in my book.

Posted by: jes | July 23, 2008 3:23 PM | Report abuse

Right on jes, me too! And who would have thought painting someone's toenails could be an erotic act?

Posted by: hermespal | July 23, 2008 3:23 PM | Report abuse

Yep. Best baseball movie about sex ever. That character was dead sexy--enough to overlook that KC played him.

Posted by: hermespal | July 23, 2008 3:13 PM
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Fair enough. But I still think playing a character that was plain old dead is more in line with Costner's talents.

Posted by: Nick | July 23, 2008 3:34 PM | Report abuse

Sorry I'm so late here today. Back to Sherri Shepard for a moment. Sherri says she was a Jehovah's Witness back when she was a comedian, "but then I converted to Christianity."

I think Jehovah's Witnesses everywhere would be pretty insulted to be identified as not-Christian.

Also, I have a hard time believing she was ever a successful stand-up comic. Is there any YouTube evidence out there?

Posted by: MoCoSnarky | July 23, 2008 3:44 PM | Report abuse

"Now a Speedo is another matter especially if it is worn by a fury possum"

I just want to point out that "fury possum" would be an excellent name for a rock band.

Posted by: Angela | July 23, 2008 3:47 PM | Report abuse

"Sherri says she was a Jehovah's Witness back when she was a comedian, 'but then I converted to Christianity.'" - Posted by: MoCoSnarky

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There's enough there for Christians, Jehovah's Witnesses _and_ comedians to be offended.

Posted by: byoolin remembers Tim Watley. | July 23, 2008 3:49 PM | Report abuse

so would crash davis, strangely.

Posted by: b | July 23, 2008 3:55 PM | Report abuse

"Also, I have a hard time believing she was ever a successful stand-up comic."

She has hit the trifecta. She wasn't a successful Jehovah's Witness and isn't a successful talk show participant, either.

Posted by: FOW | July 23, 2008 3:56 PM | Report abuse

I know that there is some controversy regarding whether JWs are considered Christian or not (mostly due to rejecting the Trinity according to the Wikipedia). I'm glad I'm not the only person who thought it stange when it was mentioned Sherri was a stand-up comic.

Posted by: Dorkus | July 23, 2008 3:57 PM | Report abuse

then again, maybe she's just reinforcing the theory that some Christians can't take a joke and can't deliver one, either.

Posted by: b | July 23, 2008 3:57 PM | Report abuse

Is it a "real" ricky ricardo accent or one he affects for comedic value?
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oh, it's real. his word contortions are priceless. "weir" is a good one. but he has many others.

Posted by: janet is a pale copy of lucy | July 23, 2008 3:58 PM | Report abuse

some stinky people made one or two good movies before they got egos bloated as toads: costner in BD, cruise in RB, others?

Posted by: janet concedes costner made one good movie, or rather, was in one good movie | July 23, 2008 4:04 PM | Report abuse

"I know that there is some controversy regarding whether JWs are considered Christian or not." --Dorkus

Some "Christians" feel the same way about Catholics. . . .

Posted by: td welcomes all faiths | July 23, 2008 4:05 PM | Report abuse

a singular idea struck me today, what did i do today that stars do not do for themselves:
1. bathe
2. wash hair
3. put in contacts
4. put on makeup after having to peer closely into the 5x mirror
5. select clothes and dress
6. clean up dog poo for 7 dogs
7. feed one large desert tortoise and fight the dogs off from her veggies
8. go to the office
9. read mail
10.speak w/clients
11. type letters, do other work, etc.
12. prepare breakfast AND lunch
13. drive self to gym
14. make the bed, i almost forgot
15. pick up husband's items that he tends to strew across the house: socks, shoes, the like
16. read online newspapers and add witty comments

any other additions, lizards?

Posted by: janet's off to the gym to try and reduce her seaterumpus | July 23, 2008 4:10 PM | Report abuse

Some "Christians" feel the same way about Catholics. . . .

Posted by: td welcomes all faiths | July 23, 2008 4:05 PM

********************************

Glad I'm not a very good Catholic...

Posted by: Dorkus, who once considered the preisthood | July 23, 2008 4:12 PM | Report abuse

Some "Christians" feel the same way about Catholics.
***
dominus vobiscum
et tu spirito tuo.

15 years of catholic grade school, high school and law school have finally come to some good.

Posted by: janet hates genuflecting | July 23, 2008 4:12 PM | Report abuse

oh oh. don't tell sister macaria.
"et cum spiritu tuo". i think.

Posted by: eek, janet made a latin error | July 23, 2008 4:13 PM | Report abuse

b, I'm pretty sure there is a band by that name out there.

Ohh boo, we lost luvslindsey. I was having so much fun with her to.

Posted by: EricS | July 23, 2008 4:15 PM | Report abuse

"Oh, sometimes I say, 'Lord, Juanita Bynum or Joyce Meyer would be so good at this table. They could lay hands on Barbara Walters and get her saved,'" [Sherri] said.

Posted by: enough, shehwe, with the chwistian tawk. | July 23, 2008 4:17 PM | Report abuse

Janet, it sounds like he has a sense of humor about it too--that must be a great source of amusement in your household. I've got "s'plainin' to do" in my head now.

Other respectable Costner movies: I really liked Field of Dreams, but largely because Amy Madigan was priceless (the PTA meeting was beyond classic, and her character was not at all the typical complaining wife one would expect under the circumstances) and I would listen to James Earl Jones narrate the phone book. Silverado was wonderful, and KC was great in it--before he got so pompous and took himself so seriously--amongst a world class cast. Not to mention it showed the guy's an excellent horseman. No Way Out was a great film until the absurd ending, neither any particular thanks to KC. After those (and Bull Durham of course), "meh" is how I'd characterize his films.

Posted by: hermespal | July 23, 2008 4:17 PM | Report abuse

Sherri Shepard was a comedian. Whoa. She isn't even remotely funny. At first the world being flat comment struck me a funny that she would be that slow but an actual comedian that's a shocker.

Posted by: Anonymous | July 23, 2008 4:20 PM | Report abuse

"No Way Out was a great film until the absurd ending" --hermespal

I couldn't agree more. I loved that movie. What a thriller. Then when he started speaking Russian I just lost it and almost demanded my money back.

Posted by: td thinks kevin costner is *neat* | July 23, 2008 4:21 PM | Report abuse

Was Sherri a comedian or did she say stuff so off the wall that people laughed and she considered that to be her act?

And I have to ask again. What is that red spot between Mariah's button and the top of the zipper?

hermespal, I also enjoyed No Way Out, altoughh I haven't seen it on tv in a while. I seem to be in the minority of my friends in liking Dances with Wolves.

Posted by: petal | July 23, 2008 4:24 PM | Report abuse

I couldn't agree more. I loved that movie. What a thriller. Then when he started speaking Russian I just lost it and almost demanded my money back.

Posted by: td

Yeah. I mean, everyone wants a twisty ending for a thriller, but sometimes they sacrifice the entire film for a twist. I, of course, do not do this!

Posted by: hermespal | July 23, 2008 4:25 PM | Report abuse

dammit janet, only minor quibbles:

Item 3: I have to think that stars who wear contacts put them in their own eyes. (Thought experiment: Amy Winehouse comes to you and says, "Wqewfefrewfcwef ,kdc ccdsackdsacieff contacts??" What would you do?)

Item 10: Heidi Fleiss and Ashley Dupre speak with clients, but charge extra.

Item 16: It is *possible* that Andy Garcia is Sasquatch (although S'quatch denies it, saying, "Not enough hair. Think GEICO cavemen, and you're closer").

Posted by: byoolin thinks, 'Seven!?!?! dogs?' and is grateful for three cats. | July 23, 2008 4:25 PM | Report abuse

Janet - that reminds of of The Dog Whisperer and Cesar Milan. "They are like little doggy popcorns." So cute, that accent.

Posted by: Sigh | July 23, 2008 4:27 PM | Report abuse

In other news, Michael Douglas is in France and presented the yellow jersey to the stage winner today. Just thought you'd all like to know.

Posted by: hermespal | July 23, 2008 1:58 PM
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ewww!! he didn't kiss the winner, did he? and WHY did he do it, and not the babes? Our untraditional! How un-French

_________________
I will see your pansy soccer players and raise you this

http://www.normann-stadler.info/html/images/galerie/06%20Germany%202005/P7090269.jpg

Posted by: | July 23, 2008 2:18 PM

who IS that?

Posted by: | July 23, 2008 2:24 PM

***
Why he's Norman Stadler - Ironman Triathlete!!
____
I'd also like to add that as many of you might surmise I watch a LOT of cr@p TV - the cr@ppier, the better. I started to watch the Queen Bee show that I DVR'd, but I just couldn't bring myself to finish watching after the first 3 girls were introduced. Please look for them on Rock of Love 4, or as the next skank competing for Tila Tequila....

I am officially ready for my mojito! To be delivered by any smokin' hot soccer player or athlete with a rock hard body and willingness to serve me poolside. (While if fold my !#$*!)# laundry!)

I have to go set up my DVR to catch the Daily Show rundown of the Novak "accident"!

Posted by: anonymous lurker | July 23, 2008 4:27 PM | Report abuse

Alright I first need to read the posts properly before responding and that preview button keeps eluding me.

I totally thought you liked No Way Out, yikes. Pretend the 4:24 post didn't happen.

Posted by: petal | July 23, 2008 4:28 PM | Report abuse

Sorry petal, I detested DWW. Overwrought, overlong, sentimental claptrap (the ONLY decent white man in the movie except the doomed lieutenant?). The Indian scenes were great--showed humor, humanized their culture--but the story was lame. And he won best director over Scorcese, which is unforgivable, especially considering Kevin Reynolds pretty much directed the film (since KC was in nearly every scene) and KC didn't even acknowledge him when doing his thanks.

But just my opinion--glad you enjoyed it.

Posted by: hermespal | July 23, 2008 4:31 PM | Report abuse

To be delivered by any smokin' hot soccer player or athlete with a rock hard body and willingness to serve me poolside. (While if fold my !#$*!)# laundry!)

Posted by: anonymous lurker | July 23, 2008 4:27 PM

Watch out, you're gonna get slammed. You mentioned soccer player. People on this board are gonna start hating on you.

Posted by: Yikes | July 23, 2008 4:32 PM | Report abuse

ewww!! he didn't kiss the winner, did he? and WHY did he do it, and not the babes? Our untraditional! How un-French
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The babes were there too--no he didn't kiss the winner! ;-)

Petal, I did like No Way Out until the absurd ending. Terrific film that cashed in its chips in the last scenes.

Posted by: hermespal | July 23, 2008 4:35 PM | Report abuse

I spoke to a friend at the Post about this and she told me that one of the interns told her he was sure that some of his friends were posting crazy messages on the chatboards so that he'd have to go in and delete them. It would make sense that these posts are from college kids bored in their internships, they are not from adults.

Posted by: Anonymous | July 23, 2008 4:35 PM | Report abuse

Heidi Fleiss and Ashley Dupre speak with clients, but charge extra
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HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA, byoolin. i read this one last time before heading out to seaterumpusville. and yes, 7 dogs. it's nuts. all rescue. the last 2 came to us in april when they were abandoned/dumped in our neighborhood. 2 chihuahuas. now named wilson and peaches. peaches was abused. wilson was not. he's a born comedian. better than sherri shepherd. the others are blue aka blucifer the rat terrier, sammy aka the amiable dunce, coonhound mix, nicholas the aged beagle frankie tried to eat, frankie the blonde shepherd/husky, and daisy the border terrier mix genius. whew. the tortoise is named estelle. and don't forget the 3 horse. talk about poo. well, let's not.

yes, the H sounds like cesar millan. he's been here for 38 years but boy, you think he'd moved here yesterday. i have really had to fine tune my hearing over the last almost 13 years. i can now hear a coyote fa#t 5 blocks from our house.

forget the phone book. i could listen to james earl jones recite the ingredients of neosporin ad infinitum.

Posted by: janet aka animal enabler | July 23, 2008 4:36 PM | Report abuse

Janet - do you wear "mom jeans"???

Posted by: atb | July 23, 2008 4:38 PM | Report abuse

Kevin Costner was also in the Untouchables.

Posted by: musicgeek's just sayin' | July 23, 2008 4:39 PM | Report abuse

Yeah, they say something similar regarding DWW. Actually they are a lot less kind when talking about it.

Posted by: petal | July 23, 2008 4:40 PM | Report abuse

Oh, stop it. We like soccer players. We have a somewhat ongoing mini-debate about Skins-StupidCowboys (Yay Jason Taylor!) on a personal level. Most of us like sports. But this person constantly was mentioning "futbol" and no one was really engaging them, so I'm guessing some people got tired of it and were like, hey, refocus, celebs! I said, yesh, soccer players aren't technically celebs. I'd expect that if we got into like, major football or basketball debates. So cut the dramz about it, forreal.

Posted by: Sigh | July 23, 2008 4:42 PM | Report abuse

Hey two things I wanted to pop in on, and now I can't remember the first... I confess I didnt' know that my love affair would turn in to an all out anti soccer player ban in our little world. I can live with it... I'll just sekretly do my ogling off in some dark lurking corner. I promise to applaud violently during soccer matches if I have closed out the blog.


Ah yes I remember the other thing... I really find it funny how strongly people believe accusations about something that they have no direct proof of (the whole geigh thing).

Having said that I find myself very curious about the weird stuff someone alluded to about Kevin Spacey...

Posted by: LTL | July 23, 2008 4:42 PM | Report abuse

I enjoyed Kevin Costner's films up to and including Dances. (One of my turtles is named Kevin, but not after Costner.)

Did you know he was in "Night Shift"?

After that . . . whooooweeee down the chute.

Posted by: Curmudgeon peers up over the edge of her hideout | July 23, 2008 4:43 PM | Report abuse

"i could listen to james earl jones recite the ingredients of neosporin ad infinitum." --janet aka animal enabler

---------
Either James Earl Jones or Barry White. I remember when David Letterman had Barry on to recite the "Top Ten Words That Sound [Sexy? Better?] When Said By Barry White." Two words on the list were "Jazzercise" and "Oprah."

Posted by: td can't get enough of your love baby | July 23, 2008 4:43 PM | Report abuse

Kevin Costner was also in the Untouchables.

Posted by: musicgeek's just sayin' | July 23, 2008 4:39 PM

That's true. But I didn't buy him as a tough G-Man. Fortunately for him, Sean Connery, Andy Garcia, Robert DeNiro and Patricia Clarkson were ALSO in the Untouchables. But it's a good point, I'll add it to my respectable Costner film list.

Posted by: Anonymous | July 23, 2008 4:44 PM | Report abuse

I also have mad lust for Hugh Jackman and Johnny Depp and Oliver Martinez (especially after unfaithful Yowzers)

Posted by: LTL | July 23, 2008 4:44 PM | Report abuse

Hey LTL, I don't think anyone here really minds the occasional athlete reference, especially when there are pictures! (wink, wink, nudge, nudge)

As I recall the only real complaint was posted by some anon person who was probably just a troll trying to start another fight. If you can't own your post (even with a made up tag), then it can't really mean that much to you, you know?

Posted by: sunnydaze thinks is ok | July 23, 2008 4:46 PM | Report abuse

I think I forgot to add James Earle Jones to our no-snark list last week.

Posted by: Curmudgeon doesn't pay attention often enough | July 23, 2008 4:47 PM | Report abuse

those who are denying that Jake is a FOD. take a look at this pic of him and his bf austin and tell me he's not a geigh.

static.flickr.com/53/126781232_9e12432b97_o.jpg

Posted by: jake is FOD | July 23, 2008 4:49 PM | Report abuse

I regret having started all this Kevin Costner debate with my simple joke.

Perhaps I should bring it full circle:

Yes, Costner appeared in "Night Shift" playing a frat boy partying in a morgue -- perfect preparation for his Role of a Lifetime . . . playing a corpse in "The Big Chill."

Posted by: Nick | July 23, 2008 4:50 PM | Report abuse

If you can't own your post (even with a made up tag), then it can't really mean that much to you, you know?

Posted by: sunnydaze thinks is ok | July 23, 2008 4:46 PM


You all are just a bunch of mom-jeans wearing haters!

Posted by: atb | July 23, 2008 4:50 PM | Report abuse

What's "FOD"?

Posted by: mudge | July 23, 2008 4:51 PM | Report abuse

Having said that I find myself very curious about the weird stuff someone alluded to about Kevin Spacey...

Posted by: LTL | July 23, 2008 4:42 PM

That was me. And in good conscience, I can't repeat it. They were industry rumors when he was shooting a film overseas, and they are extremely slanderous. One hopes it was merely a disgruntled PA or something.

Oh, and that was also me at 4:44--oops.

Posted by: hermespal | July 23, 2008 4:52 PM | Report abuse

static.flickr.com/53/126781232_9e12432b97_o.jpg

Posted by: jake is FOD | July 23, 2008 4:49 PM


hehehehehehehee. they look so loving.

Posted by: dw | July 23, 2008 4:52 PM | Report abuse

FOD=Friend of Dorothy, geigh

Posted by: hermespal | July 23, 2008 4:54 PM | Report abuse

You all are just a bunch of mom-jeans wearing haters!

Posted by: atb | July 23, 2008 4:50 PM

***********
Will the *real* atb please stand up?

Posted by: imposter alert! | July 23, 2008 4:55 PM | Report abuse

This would be a good Friday list topic:
Stars (a la Costner) who were once "good" and then lost it due to ego bloat. Along with the movie that started the downslide.

One Costner movie that really reeked was that "The Graduate" sequel with Jennifer Aniston where Costner played 'the real' guy who slept with the grandmother, the mom and the daughter. They tried to play it as a light, frothy comedy, but the idea of anybody making it with 3 generations of women in the same family is just, well, yuck.

My other idea for a Friday list, not my original idea but:
There used to be a website and the concept was the Tantalus Button, from an old episode of Star Trek, where an evil version of Captain Kirk had the Button on the wall of his bedroom and it would disappear, forever, anyone he chose. The website basically asked, 'which celeb would you erase if you had a Tantalus Button?' and the answers and comments were hilarious.

I think we'd get some good Tantalus Button nominations here. You know, people who wore out their celebrity welcome about 10 years ago.

Posted by: NW DC | July 23, 2008 4:55 PM | Report abuse

A picture of two guys at a game talking! My God, hide the children!

Posted by: hermespal | July 23, 2008 4:57 PM | Report abuse

static.flickr.com/53/126781232_9e12432b97_o.jpg

Posted by: jake is FOD | July 23, 2008 4:49 PM

who is the guy that jake g is making googley eyes at?

Posted by: Xenda | July 23, 2008 4:57 PM | Report abuse

I regret having started all this Kevin Costner debate with my simple joke.

Perhaps I should bring it full circle:

Yes, Costner appeared in "Night Shift" playing a frat boy partying in a morgue -- perfect preparation for his Role of a Lifetime . . . playing a corpse in "The Big Chill."

Posted by: Nick | July 23, 2008 4:50 PM

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Nah, no regrets, Nick

That's how things go around here. One Lizard wonders about something and everyone else piles on.

It's our own Lizard Island Cluster Funky Wiggle.

Now, I'm gonna git me somma does dingleberry waffles and dat Moose Turd Pie.

Posted by: Curmudgeon | July 23, 2008 4:58 PM | Report abuse

But we here at celebritology have our own Tantalus Button: the Manhattan Project, where we lure paris, denise, Lilo, Brit, Pam, Heincer, and the like with generous swag bags into a special spacecraft and blast them off into the unsuspecting universe, never to be heard from again.

Posted by: hermespal | July 23, 2008 4:59 PM | Report abuse

http://www.fafarazzi.com/gossip/95311/jake-gyllenhaal-spends-a-lot-of-time-in-austin-nichols-trailer

http://justjared.buzznet.com/2007/04/08/jake-gyllenhaal-austin-nichols-spandex/

www.tmz.com/2007/05/07/jake-and-austin-book-it/

http://justjared.buzznet.com/2006/02/26/jake-gyllenhaal-austin-nichols/

Posted by: for hermespal | July 23, 2008 5:06 PM | Report abuse

So I don't have to go in to the closet as a FOF (Friend of Fabio (cannavaro not I can't believe it's not butter))... whew...

kewl beans. I still may ogle from a dark lurking corner though...

Fair play hermespal on not assuaging my curiousity, totally the right thing to do...

Perhaps we can find an appropriate responsibility for the MM's on the island. You know something about searching for possible native cannabalistic tribes (or cannibus, might chill them out)...

BTW if you aren't mean but are a mommy then you aren't an MM so you really don't need to worry about the snark on MMs..

Posted by: LTL | July 23, 2008 5:06 PM | Report abuse

who is the guy that jake g is making googley eyes at?

Posted by: Xenda | July 23, 2008 4:57 PM

Austin Nichols. Actor. John from Cincinatti. Wimbledon. Day After Tomorrow (which is how he and Jake got to be friends, I'd guess).

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0629538/

Posted by: Anonymous | July 23, 2008 5:08 PM | Report abuse

Not a Costner fan, but do have a soft spot for American Flyers, because some of it was shot on the campus of St. Louis University during the summer I was an Upward Bound student.

Posted by: jake e. poo | July 23, 2008 5:09 PM | Report abuse

For whoever sent the links on the Jake/Austin gay rumors, yeah yeah, heard it all before. Whatever. If he'd never done a movie where he played a gay character no one would think twice about him hanging out with a friend.

So by definition now we have to assume Austin is gay as well? Right, that must be why he broke off his engagement to his girlfriend of seven years. Well it all fits! Anything does, if you want it to.

Posted by: hermespal | July 23, 2008 5:14 PM | Report abuse

Oh yeah and why Dorothy? How is being someone named Dorothy's friend an indication of sexuality (said in best Austin Powers accent <- just trying to tie it back to Celebritology...

Is it Dorothy from the Wizard of Oz and is there some deep connection I missed as a child between the cowardly lion, scarecrow and tin man???

Owe the humanity!

Posted by: LTL | July 23, 2008 5:14 PM | Report abuse

Yep, Wizard of Oz.

http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=Friend+of+Dorothy

more varied history

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Friend_of_dorothy

I remember having to look it up when Veronica Mars' best pal tossed it at the sheriff.

Posted by: hermespal | July 23, 2008 5:21 PM | Report abuse

Because the Lizards, as a group, are some of the most knowledgeable and sophistocated people around (well, maybe not sophistocated) I would like you to help me out with an issue.

Why is the "don't ask, don't tell" policy so bad?

It's no one's business whether someone is a hetero- or homesexual person. Is it?

So why allow someone to ask and why would anyone have to tell?

Posted by: Curmudgeon is confused | July 23, 2008 5:23 PM | Report abuse

From "Wizard of Oz", the lion declared "We're friends of Dorothy, using what can only be described as a 'camp' or typically effeminate voice.

Posted by: Urban Dictionary has all the answers | July 23, 2008 5:23 PM | Report abuse

thanks! nighty nighty don't let the bed bugs bitey...

Posted by: LTL | July 23, 2008 5:24 PM | Report abuse

Generally not a fan of Costner, although I did enjoy Tin Cup, also 3000 miles to Graceland is great for being so cheesy.

Posted by: Dorkus | July 23, 2008 5:33 PM | Report abuse

All the "Gyllenhaal is Gay" rumors seem to have a real junior high school quality to them:

"He played a gay dude in a movie!

He was seen in a bookstore with another guy!

He is sooo gay!"

Posted by: Nick | July 23, 2008 5:33 PM | Report abuse

Interesting question 'mudge. I don't think the policy is thought of as "bad"--I think the only people who objected to it are those who flat out think gays should be barred from military service.

For the record (and not directed to anyone in particular), I don't know and frankly don't care if JG is gay or not. I just think the assumption of it based on him having a best guy friend who he hangs out with is pathetic. Our culture has made male sexual orientation suspect if a guy has any physical contact (beyond sports) with another male and it's just sad.

My husband has gay friends, he has a best friend from childhood that he never fails to greet with a hug when they see each other, and he's not bi or gay. He's just secure in his orientation.

Posted by: hermespal | July 23, 2008 5:33 PM | Report abuse

"Don't tell" has turned into make sure no one finds out. It puts the burden on gay soldiers to have to pretend to be straight in order to conceal the truth. It's not as simple as, "don't verbally disclose" the truth.

Posted by: elemeno | July 23, 2008 5:34 PM | Report abuse

'Mudge, I think part of the controversy comes from the Catch-22 of the courts martial dealing with a serviceman who is accused of being gay. If they are gay, under oath they would have to confess or be charged with perjury. Of course once they do confess they are drummed out of the service anyways. We've lost a lot of good soldiers because of this policy.

Posted by: Dorkus | July 23, 2008 5:40 PM | Report abuse

'mudge,
Here at Cornell this past semester don't ask don't tell became a hot bed issue again in dealing with the ROTC program. I do not recall the exact incident that set it off, but I think the premise is that idea is bad b/c you are not allowed to be openly giegh in the military (you admit to being giegh and they will kick you out).
There was a lot of back and forth with both sides screaming at each other and calling one another intolerant. Those in support of it said that no relationship between soldiers, hetero or homo, is tollerated, but the other side countered that the rule is not enforced with heterosexual couples, only homosexual couples.
So essentially I think it is a policy like so many others in the military that needs to be revamped. It was a good first step, but it is nearly 2 decades old.

Posted by: That Guy | July 23, 2008 5:41 PM | Report abuse

well I got beat to the punch. Hopefully this won't become another charged angry argument like the mommy argument of the last few days.

Posted by: That guy | July 23, 2008 5:43 PM | Report abuse

Much better analysis than mine, elemeno and Dorkus.

Dorkus--can they really court martial someone for being *accused* of being gay?? Based on what? Conduct unbecoming or something?

Is "don't ask" still policy or was it dropped? I can't remember, it's been awhile since the last culture war on the issue.

Posted by: hermespal | July 23, 2008 5:44 PM | Report abuse

TO: hermespal, elemeno (cute), Dorkus -

So, Dorkus, you're saying that a soldier could be court martialed for being the way god made him?

What if everyone just "acted" human, didn't force their attentions on one another, got over themselves, and didn't go around asking or speculating about someone else's orientation?

Are we then speaking of the idyllic life on Lizard Island, which can't be replicated in real life?

Posted by: Curmudgeon | July 23, 2008 5:46 PM | Report abuse

Hermes, the court martial is just the trial. the accused is given the chance to prove their innocence. A lot of times, these cases won't go to a court martial, but sometimes they do.

Here's the law:
http://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/10/654.html

It's not about conduct unbecoming, it's pretty much an outright ban on it all in the name of unit cohesion.

Posted by: Dorkus | July 23, 2008 5:52 PM | Report abuse

is actually only being enforced in certain cases. There was a story on 60 Minutes a few months ago about how some gay soldiers are not hiding their orientation because the military is so short handed they can't afford to kick anyone out. Of course they figured this out after they kicked out several arabic speakers.

Posted by: don't Ask, Dont Tell... | July 23, 2008 5:52 PM | Report abuse

I agree it's a crappy policy that's outdated and should be changed, but I don't think talking to my unit commander will prove fruitful. The thing about the military is that they tend to take things down to a 7th grade level. So take the mindset of a 7th grader, and that is your general soldier.

What I love is the comparison in the Army between the military today and the soldiers of ancient Sparta. Of course they tend to gloss over the fact that the Spartans encouraged homosexuality to promote unit cohesion.

Posted by: Dorkus, proudly serves but still questions some policies | July 23, 2008 5:56 PM | Report abuse

I always thought "Friend of Dorothy" referred to stereotype of gay men as Judy Garland fans. A park frequented by gay men and women in Philadelphia (when I was there in the early 90's) was nicknamed Judy Garland Park by those who frequented it. (I knew several of the people, it wasn't just a rumor).

As for DADT, I remember when it was made policy by Clinton and a lot of people were furious that gays could stay in the military, and a lot of other people were unhappy at the suggestion that being gay should be hidden and was shameful. So I guess Clinton figured that if that many people are mad for two opposite reasons, you must be doing something right.
I believe it is worth noting that there was resistance to integrating the military and now it is one of the most color-blind segments of the population.

Geigh or not, Jake G. is still hot! Kitchen pass please!

Posted by: Angela | July 23, 2008 5:57 PM | Report abuse

"What if everyone just "acted" human, didn't force their attentions on one another, got over themselves, and didn't go around asking or speculating about someone else's orientation?"

Mudge, you should run for public office. No wait, you're making too much sense, that would never work.

The whole thing is counter intuitive -- they train the military to put their brother soldiers first, be willing to put their lives on the line to cover each other's backs (no pun intended, but see??) and yet abhor those who would be most inclined to do just that. Of course there have always been gays in the military--what other occupation guarantees nearly 100% male companionship?

Posted by: hermespal | July 23, 2008 5:59 PM | Report abuse

what other occupation guarantees nearly 100% male companionship?

Posted by: hermespal | July 23, 2008 5:59 PM
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Engineering....

Posted by: Dorkus M, EIT | July 23, 2008 6:00 PM | Report abuse

Angela, the wiki entry does take into consideration that Judy Garland was a gay icon. That's what I thought originally too--never made the "effeminate lion voice" connection until the urban dictionary definition.

Will the Lizard Island bar please deliver some wine to my place? Otherwise I have to go out and buy some for tonight...

Posted by: hermespal | July 23, 2008 6:04 PM | Report abuse

See? I knew you guys would come up with thoughtful answers.

I hope they keep coming. This is an issue that seems so silly, but I know how dangerous it can be to not "fit in" in something like an Army, club, church, etc.

Dorkus, sometimes i wonder if you're in the next cube over.

Posted by: Curmudgeon | July 23, 2008 6:04 PM | Report abuse

LOL, touche Dorkus. But it isn't as physical! ;-)

Posted by: hermespal | July 23, 2008 6:16 PM | Report abuse

Janet, my plastic turtle is a better comedien than Sherri Shephard.

I'm buying it is bored interns posting to stir up trouble. So, ignore them, they go away. Or hopefully, their bosses will give them something to do. What a novel concept.

Friday list, Who would You LIke to Hear read the phone book, who would you not like to do same?

Like:
James Earl Jones (but not unsnarkable, he is in on the joke)

Not like:
Sherri Sheppard. The womand shoudl have her mouth superglued shut.

Posted by: ep | July 23, 2008 6:27 PM | Report abuse

ep, I think that anon poster referencing bored interns was basically slamming all of US, not the stirring up trouble posts--saying none of us are adults in view of our posts. To which I say....whatever.

Well, we've got Alan Rickman and James Earl Jones for the phone book list. I would also add Sam Elliot (no one drawls like he does). To save me looking him up, who is Barry White and why should I know his voice?

Posted by: hermespal | July 23, 2008 6:33 PM | Report abuse

I was just looking at that photo of Mariah Carey,

Is her face on crooked?

Posted by: Curmudgeon | July 23, 2008 7:23 PM | Report abuse

Barry White
****
oh, yes, barry white reciting anything. one time, rolling stone magazine wrote he was a greaseball, meatball, butterball, and he was, but what a voice

Posted by: barry white soothes janet's nerves | July 23, 2008 7:30 PM | Report abuse

do you wear "mom jeans
****
oh, oh, what are those?
i only wear jeans when i ride my ornery horse.

Posted by: Anonymous | July 23, 2008 7:32 PM | Report abuse

jeez, i posted at 7:32 and forgot to sign. sorry.

Posted by: janet wants to know about mom jeans | July 23, 2008 7:38 PM | Report abuse

Okay, Janet, I'll take your word for it. But why should I know his voice? Is he an actor or a singer or an announcer or what? There are a ton of Barry Whites in IMDB.

Posted by: hermespal | July 23, 2008 7:41 PM | Report abuse

who is Barry White and why should I know his voice?
****
yikes, hermespal. you really hadn't heard of the singer barry white with the melodious and mellifluous voice? and when you see him, you scream, because the voice and the reality jar. but he was a great singer. disco king. died 4-5 years ago. he had a deep, velvetly smooth voice. owe, the humanity

Posted by: janet still has a barry white record or two. | July 23, 2008 7:47 PM | Report abuse

But why should I know his voice?
****
he was a renowned disco singer. and he did some commercial work as well. his voice, i'm sure you would know it as soon as you heard it.

Posted by: janet has fond memories of her dancing barry white days | July 23, 2008 8:13 PM | Report abuse

Ok, I've restocked the liquer cabinet, so I'm in a good mood.

For hermespal - Barry White
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aS2Fve72AZg

For janet - mom jeans
http://www.nbc.com/Saturday_Night_Live/video/play.shtml?mea=229048

Posted by: jake e. poo should be cleaning the kitchen instead of on the computer | July 23, 2008 10:48 PM | Report abuse

This was a comment on the story about Robert Novak hitting the pedestrian. Maybe luvlinsey leads a double life?

"WARES THE OUTRAGE OVER CHOPPEQUTTEC? DID EVRYBODY FOREGET ABOUT BILLERYS ARKENSAS PROJECT IT JUST FIGGURES THE MSM LETS THE LIBDONKS GET AWAY WITH LITTEROL MURDER BUT WILL LEEP AT THE FIRST CHANCE TO CRUSIFY A CONSERVETIVE WITH FALSES RUMERS!! THAY DID IT WITH MIKE FOLEY THAY DID IT WITH LARRY CRAIG AND THAY ARE DOING IT WITH RICHARD NOVAK TO!!!! I GUES THE SHEAPEL OUR TO BRANEWASHED BY THE MSM TO EVEN CAIR!"

Posted by: Angela | July 24, 2008 10:17 AM | Report abuse

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