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Posted at 6:43 AM ET, 09/12/2008

Morning Mix: America at War With Mean Girls

By Paul Williams
Friday

Headlines: America has spoken, and she doesn't like "Gossip Girl," "The Hills," ... Lauren Conrad gets three-book deal; unclear if that means to write three or read three ... Sir Paul to carry on with first show in Israel, despite opposition...Australia grants visa to Snoop, as long as he gets help first ... Two thumbs down for attack on Roger Ebert ... Laila Ali delivers future heavyweight title contender...Janet Jackson a big "Tron" fan?

Crime Watch: Video of Kanye's airport flip out...DMX stuck in prison revolving door.

Rumor Mill: Tara Reid not getting married...Balthazar Getty still married...Elisabeth Hasselbeck at odds with Barbara Walters...John Mayer linked with an ex (though that hardly narrows it down) ... Neighbors hate Olsen twins...Michael Douglas as Liberace?

Bonus Video: Gina Gershon takes aim at Sarah Palin. (One bad word, possibly NSFW)

See more Gina Gershon videos at Funny or Die


--Guest Celebritologist Paul Williams

By Paul Williams  | September 12, 2008; 6:43 AM ET
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Hi Producer Paul!

I can't wait to get home tonight to watch that Gina Gershon clip.

Love America F., do agree with her about teen soaps, but she needs to look at Ugly Betty as well. Don't get me wrong, I can't wait to see who Betty chooses in the premiere, but IMO, the biggest scene stealers and comic relief are Amanda and Mark.

Congrats to Laila. Though, I had to laugh outloud when a local radio personality didn't realize she was preggers and kept remarking how she looked like she was gaining so much weight on American Gladiators.

Posted by: Em | September 12, 2008 8:34 AM | Report abuse

here are some pix of beckham, freddie ljungberg and others. click on it. you guys will thank me!!!!!!!!

http://www.nydailynews.com/gossip/galleries/scintillating_celebrity_endorsements/scintillating_celebrity_endorsements.html

Posted by: nice pix!!!!! | September 12, 2008 8:50 AM | Report abuse

I love Gina Gershon it's too bad the IT nazis won't let me watch the video.

Is Janet Jackson hoping to make a Captain EO sequel?

As much as I think he over-reacted, I still like watching Kanye smash the camera.

Lauren Conrad gets three-book deal; unclear if that means to write three or read three ..

-You took the words right out of my mouth Producer Paul.

Posted by: Dorkus | September 12, 2008 8:59 AM | Report abuse

Did you all see the clip on The Soup where they are doing press for Sister of the Traveling Pants and the reporter asks Blake Lively about Gossip Girl? America's response is hysterical - rolling of the eyes, dirty look, too funny!

Posted by: Betty | September 12, 2008 9:01 AM | Report abuse

Well, considering that Lively just goes on and on and on and on and (I'm repeating myself for dramatic effect)...there is a point where she sounds like she's done talking, but she's just taking a breath to KEEP GOING. And that's when America throws her The Look. I about fell off the couch laughing.

I likes me some Gina Gershon...I just left the sound off and ogled. Hee. :-)

Hasselbeck probably should have walked off the View a while ago, considering how long they've framed her as the punching bag for the rest of Viewettes.

Posted by: 23112 | September 12, 2008 9:18 AM | Report abuse

here are some pix of beckham, freddie ljungberg and others. click on it. you guys will thank me!!!!!!!!

http://www.nydailynews.com/gossip/galleries/scintillating_celebrity_endorsements/scintillating_celebrity_endorsements.html

Posted by: nice pix!!!!! | September 12, 2008 8:50 AM

thanks. you forgot to note that on the second page there are some lovely pix of salma hayek, anna kournikova, and others...

Posted by: Anonymous | September 12, 2008 9:20 AM | Report abuse

Did you all see the clip on The Soup where they are doing press for Sister of the Traveling Pants and the reporter asks Blake Lively about Gossip Girl? America's response is hysterical - rolling of the eyes, dirty look, too funny!

Posted by: Betty | September 12, 2008 9:01 AM


keep up. thats old news BETTY. geez.

Posted by: Anonymous | September 12, 2008 9:21 AM | Report abuse

I attended the school Gossip Girl is based on and I had to explain to my niece and her friends that Gossip Girl overly exaggerates. Trust me; the boys who visited the school were never as cute as Ed Westwick. We spent most of our time worrying getting into the Ivy League and getting a designer bag that would complement our uniforms.

Posted by: Lisa1 | September 12, 2008 9:22 AM | Report abuse

Oh my god - the funniest thing about that video is how alike Gina Gershon and Sarah Palin look...

Posted by: Chasmosaur | September 12, 2008 9:27 AM | Report abuse

Gina Gershon nailed it!

Do we know if Lauren Conrad can read or write? She's a moron!

What does Australia want Snoop to get help with? How much weed do they think he's gonna bring? Wait.. stupid question, we're talking about Snoop. They're right, he'll need help carrying all his dope.

Congrats Leila Ali.

Doesn't everyone hate the Olsen twins???? But they do have connections to the best prescription drugs in NYC.

Posted by: Brutal | September 12, 2008 9:27 AM | Report abuse

Doesn't having homeless people bring down property values? Of course the neighbors hate the Olsen twins.

That Lauren Conrad quote was truly a classic Producer Paul. You have learned well from the Master.

Posted by: ep | September 12, 2008 9:34 AM | Report abuse

Oh - and before I read the article, I knew Balthazar Getty wasn't getting divorced because of money.

THAT'S a no-brainer...

Posted by: Chasmosaur | September 12, 2008 9:37 AM | Report abuse

Hasselbeck probably should have walked off the View a while ago, considering how long they've framed her as the punching bag for the rest of Viewettes.


Maybe if her opinions didn't come straight from Fox News and she was actually informed she wouldn't be framed as the punching bag. Could be why they keep her, she makes all conservatives look stupid.

Posted by: jus' saying | September 12, 2008 9:40 AM | Report abuse

The daughters always loved "The Sound of Music," "My Fair Lady," "The Princess Diaries," and dreck like that. For the boy, it would be things like "Hoosiers" and just about any old western.

The all liked "The Bad News Bears" (just the original one; forget any sequels or the remake) and "Star Trek 2: The Wrath of Khan." Plus they're huge fans of the old Marx Brothers films - don't worry, when they're young enough the adult-oriented jokes go over their heads. They'll wonder why you're laughing.

And when they get to be about 10 or so, get "Bill Cosby: Himself" which was Cosby's HBO show from about the mid-80s. They'll love it and so will you.

Re: the infant formula from China: and this would surprise you, why?

Posted by: ArmyBrat | September 12, 2008 9:41 AM | Report abuse

Leila Ali - congrats!
Roger Ebert - the coolest
Elisabeth Hasselbeck - ditz
Sherri Shepard - ditto
Olsen Twins - ugh
Janet Jackson - who still cares anymore?
Michael Douglas as Liberace - hahahahaha

and of course The Swayze - rock on!

Over and out.

Posted by: jaybbub | September 12, 2008 9:49 AM | Report abuse

here are some pix of beckham, freddie ljungberg and others. click on it. you guys will thank me!!!!!!!!

http://www.nydailynews.com/gossip/galleries/scintillating_celebrity_endorsements/scintillating_celebrity_endorsements.html

Posted by: nice pix!!!!! | September 12, 2008 8:50 AM


Who is Ljunberg? How come he's never been talked about here !?!??!!??!

Posted by: Anonymous | September 12, 2008 9:50 AM | Report abuse

The Little Princess is a great film for dads to watch with their pre-teen daughters.

My kids love old musicals, especially Singin' in the Rain, My Fair Lady, and the parts of West Side Story that we let them watch.

For an old classic, I'd suggest Captains Courageous, with Spencer Tracy. Great story about a spoiled rich kid who learns the value of hard work. Also Going My Way, with Bing Crosby.

I can't find them in video stores, but I'd also like to introduce my kids to some of the live-action Disney movies from the 60's and 70's, like The Absent Minded Professor and The Computer Wore Tennis Shoes.

Posted by: JJ | September 12, 2008 9:51 AM | Report abuse

If you buffoons insist on cut and paste from that other blog, at least cut and paste the best ones. Plus cut and paste creatively, not just the whole comment.

To wit:

Watch "Blazing Saddles" with the kids. The kids can laugh at the fart scenes and the parent can...(add your own verb here) ArmyBrat's kin folk.

Posted by: fellow lizard | September 12, 2008 10:21 AM | Report abuse

ArmyBrat, jj, did you take a wrong turn somewhere?

Posted by: b | September 12, 2008 10:25 AM | Report abuse

Hey, no Christmas movies can be mentioned on this blog. Stacey is a Jew and she loves to remind us ad nauseum. And Sue is a witch. We all know there is no God, so filling the heads of your kids with Christmas --- YUCK !!! Christmas!!! ---propaganda is off limits.

Posted by: Anonymous | September 12, 2008 10:26 AM | Report abuse

I know I'm a bit late on this, but I loved the main post (do celebrity girlfriends hex players with their "hot woman voodoo") from yesterday. I come to celebritology for my daily dose of fluff, but it's such a RUSH when this forum acts as the Voice of Reason for other communities. Great point and really well written. Bravo Liz!

You may now return to your regularly scheduled puffery.

Posted by: Omaha | September 12, 2008 10:33 AM | Report abuse

loved the disclaimer at the end of the Gershon clip: "Sarah Palin. If she shoots you in the face, she meant to."

Olsen twins: Again I ask, why are they still famous??? Definitely deserve to be on Liz's list of celebrities that need to go. As far as anyone approaching them directly with their complaints. Yeah right, they have armed guards, remember. Oh and by the way, someone needs to tell them there is such thing as a petite section.

Posted by: hodie | September 12, 2008 11:00 AM | Report abuse

Re:Hasselbeck probably should have walked off the View a while ago, considering how long they've framed her as the punching bag for the rest of Viewettes

But then what would Hasselbeck do - she's been milking the survivor thing for so long could she go back to do anything else? Although it would be great if she signed on to one of those survivor reunion shows and she caught some tropical disease or something....sorry a little mean but its my fantasy!

Posted by: bahston | September 12, 2008 11:00 AM | Report abuse

I had not noticed Palin's resemblance to Gershon until this video. Tina Fey was the first to come to mind (just as, I found out later, it did for many others).

It's disturbing for me since I find both Gershon and Fey attractive, but now will automatically think Palin and politics when I see them. *shudder*

Posted by: mouse | September 12, 2008 11:45 AM | Report abuse

You know, when I saw the Kanye video and read about it, I regret that my first thought was "what a thug," because in retrospect, I wholeheartedly support the war on the papzi. So props and apologies to West. Even though I think he's a tool.

Posted by: 23112 | September 12, 2008 11:54 AM | Report abuse

True story: My cousin was engaged to Kate Walsh. I barely mentioned it to anyone. I don't talk about my cousin at, say, work, a lot. At the time, she was most famous for having been on Drew Carey. Then, she got good and famous on Grey's Anatomy. And dumped my cousin. Now I bring it up all the time.
"Hey, Liz, did you see Grey's last night?"
"You mean the show with the stinker who dumped my cousin? Heck no!"

Posted by: other liz | September 12, 2008 11:30 AM

Posted by: Anonymous | September 12, 2008 11:58 AM | Report abuse

Did you all see the clip on The Soup where they are doing press for Sister of the Traveling Pants and the reporter asks Blake Lively about Gossip Girl? America's response is hysterical - rolling of the eyes, dirty look, too funny!

Posted by: Betty | September 12, 2008 9:01 AM
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o-jFflj-DGE

Still funny no matter what some anonymous asshat troll says.

Posted by: America Ferrera Clip | September 12, 2008 12:02 PM | Report abuse

"The Treasure of the Sierra Madre."

Although the younger ones may be slightly bored by the B & W, the parent can guide the child through the movie. The lessons drawn from the movie about human condition (poverty,greed, envy, pride), the transitory nature of money (gold) and that true human value is to be found in relationships with others (Bob Curtin going off to find one) are excellent lessons.

Come to think of it, maybe some of the parents should watch it and think about these theme.

Watch "Blazing Saddles" with the kids. The kids can laugh at the fart scenes and the parent can teach about racism.

Posted by: Gold Hat | September 12, 2008 12:05 PM | Report abuse

... "she makes all conservatives look stupid"

That's not exactly difficult.

Posted by: Anonymous | September 12, 2008 12:41 PM | Report abuse

"loved the disclaimer at the end of the Gershon clip: "Sarah Palin. If she shoots you in the face, she meant to."

ROFL -- love it! I can't watch the vid here, but can't wait to see it when I get home.

Posted by: Californian | September 12, 2008 12:45 PM | Report abuse

I see that we have smart trolls now. They take someone's comments from another blog and put in the original commentator's name in the name block.

I did not post my comment I made on OP to this blog.

If I did, I would have posted version more appropriate to Celeb. It would have read

"Come to think of it, maybe some of the MM's should watch it and think about these theme."

Posted by: Gold Hat | September 12, 2008 12:49 PM | Report abuse

Don't worry about it Gold Hat, we know that the irrelevant comments from other blogs, no matter who's name are on them, are the work of one sorry little troll who is usually annonymous. Probably lives at home in his parents basement. Lord knows he has a lot of time on his hands.
Wonder how many blogs this comment will land on?

Posted by: hodie | September 12, 2008 1:25 PM | Report abuse

I am very proud of my current in-laws. I don't feel the need to have "celebrity" in-laws to make myself feel all special. It sounds like many of you are ashamed of your own poor upbringings.

Posted by: Nancy | September 12, 2008 1:43 PM

Posted by: Anonymous | September 12, 2008 1:43 PM | Report abuse

I am very proud of my current in-laws.

As opposed to your previous ones, presumably? How many sets have you had?


It sounds like many of you are ashamed of your own poor upbringings.

The REAL Nancy never bad-mouthed anyone, and such a sharp rebuke would bring her to the verge of tears.

Posted by: how to tell a fake Nancy | September 12, 2008 1:57 PM | Report abuse

Don't worry about it Gold Hat, we know that the irrelevant comments from other blogs, no matter who's name are on them, are the work of one sorry little troll who is usually annonymous. Probably lives at home in his parents basement. Lord knows he has a lot of time on his hands.
Wonder how many blogs this comment will land on?

Posted by: Hodie | September 12, 2008 1:51 PM

Spelling & Grammar Police!

Posted by: Duh | September 12, 2008 1:58 PM

Posted by: Anonymous | September 12, 2008 2:01 PM | Report abuse

Duke defends decision to dismiss Giuliani's son
The Associated Press
Wednesday, September 10, 2008; 6:53 PM
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/09/10/AR2008091003026.html

DURHAM, N.C. -- Duke University says former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani's son was properly dismissed from the golf team and was never promised a spot on the squad.

Andrew Giuliani sued Duke in July, claiming he was improperly cut from the team earlier this year and that the coach violated a contract he entered when he agreed to come to the university and pay $200,000 in tuition and fees.

But Duke said in a court filing Wednesday that the 22-year-old Giuliani was properly suspended after throwing an apple in the face of another player, breaking a golf club during a tournament, injuring a teammate and becoming verbally abusive with a coach.

Giuliani's lawsuit says allegations were fabricated as coach O.D. Vincent III tried to shrink the size of the team.

Posted by: tsk tsk | September 12, 2008 2:26 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: tsk tsk | September 12, 2008 2:26 PM

nice job tsk tsk, you scared everyone away with your dumb post on giluiani's kid.

Posted by: dumb | September 12, 2008 4:20 PM | Report abuse

You're saying that the kid's parents Rudy Giuliani and Donna Hanover aren't celebs? Who can forget this kid misbehaving at public events?

Posted by: tsk tsk | September 12, 2008 4:32 PM | Report abuse

I actually have Clint Eastwood dangling off a tiny, upper-canopy branch of my family tree - he's far, far above the line. I have Oliver North off a much closer, sturdier branch of the tree - and I would dearly love to call in the tree surgeon.

Posted by: BxNY | September 12, 2008 12:49 PM

you sound like one of the MM's from the OP blog. always bragging!

Posted by: Anonymous | September 12, 2008 12:56 PM


I am very proud of my current in-laws. I don't feel the need to have "celebrity" in-laws to make myself feel all special. It sounds like many of you are ashamed of your own poor upbringings.

Posted by: Nancy | September 12, 2008 1:43 PM


I took a a dump in the restroom in Prez Clinton's Library!

Posted by: Applause | September 12, 2008 2:40 PM


i slept with jessica alba.

Posted by: Anonymous | September 12, 2008 2:43 PM


I slept with Jake G.

Posted by: ArmyBrat | September 12, 2008 2:45 PM


I slept with a Congressman.

Posted by: For real. | September 12, 2008 2:46 PM


I took a a dump in the restroom in Prez Clinton's Library!

Posted by: Applause | September 12, 2008 2:40 PM

Applause, you totally spoiled it by including "in the restroom".

Posted by: Anonymous | September 12, 2008 2:47 PM


I took a a dump in the restroom in Prez Clinton's Library!

Posted by: Applause | September 12, 2008 2:40 PM

Applause, you totally spoiled it by including "in the restroom".

Posted by: Anonymous | September 12, 2008 2:47 PM

Gotcha.
I'm too white to be cool.

Posted by: Applause | September 12, 2008 2:50 PM


As you know, we are madly in love with Levi Johnston. We can't get enough of him. We gave him our own personal pet name. We once posted an entire slideshow of pictures of him from different angles. Our obsession with him is only rivaled by our similar fixation on his brother-in-law-to-be, Track Palin. We're the kind of fans who would sleep over in their hockey locker room to absorb the stench into our flesh. In other words, we can't get enough of them.

Or so we thought, until today. The Times sent former Anchorage Daily News columnist Kim Severson back to Alaska to find out more about the lives of these two underage studcrullers. What Severson filed was a thoughtful report about how deeply hockey affects the Alaskan families whose children play the sport. Since Sarah Palin so vigorously touts her status as a hockey mom as one of her qualifications for the vice-presidency, it's a useful piece of writing. But in it, we learn an awful lot about young Track and Levi that we didn't know before.

For example:

• Track could have earned a college scholarship for his playing, but he couldn't control his anger on the ice.
• Frequently, his temper would be so out of control he wouldn't make it through an entire game.
• Last year, a shoulder injury took him off the ice and he didn't return. Instead, he enlisted in the Army.
• Track's coach thought he could have continued to play despite the injury, but something else made him want to join the military.
• Meanwhile, Levi Johnston wasn't as good of a hockey player as Track.
• Levi also wasn't as good of a student — in fact, he dropped out of high school.
• He used to fight with his father over his performance on the ice.
• The Palins may not have known for over a year that Levi and Bristol Palin, their daughter, were dating.

Of course we are interested in this. But does it mean that the Times should write about it? Do we really need to know that once, during a fight with his father, then-17-year-old Levi "threw all his gear in the burn pile"?

On the one hand, Palin's constant "hockey mom" mantra makes this seem a little fair game. On the other hand, this is a high-school kid in rural Alaska who happened to get his girlfriend pregnant. He's not the child of the president, the presidential nominee, or even the child of the vice-presidential nominee.

Sure, we here at Intel fetishize Johnston, but just through the images provided by the McCain campaign, who include him in photo ops. Getting into the nitty-gritty of his grades, and his tense relationship with his father? Doesn't that seem like a little bit too much information? Or are we just being old fuddy-duddies?

Posted by: Anonymous | September 12, 2008 3:43 PM


The daughters always loved "The Sound of Music," "My Fair Lady," "The Princess Diaries," and dreck like that. For the boy, it would be things like "Hoosiers" and just about any old western.

The all liked "The Bad News Bears" (just the original one; forget any sequels or the remake) and "Star Trek 2: The Wrath of Khan." Plus they're huge fans of the old Marx Brothers films - don't worry, when they're young enough the adult-oriented jokes go over their heads. They'll wonder why you're laughing.

And when they get to be about 10 or so, get "Bill Cosby: Himself" which was Cosby's HBO show from about the mid-80s. They'll love it and so will you.

Re: the infant formula from China: and this would surprise you, why?

Posted by: ArmyBrat | September 12, 2008 9:41 AM


The Little Princess is a great film for dads to watch with their pre-teen daughters.

My kids love old musicals, especially Singin' in the Rain, My Fair Lady, and the parts of West Side Story that we let them watch.

For an old classic, I'd suggest Captains Courageous, with Spencer Tracy. Great story about a spoiled rich kid who learns the value of hard work. Also Going My Way, with Bing Crosby.

I can't find them in video stores, but I'd also like to introduce my kids to some of the live-action Disney movies from the 60's and 70's, like The Absent Minded Professor and The Computer Wore Tennis Shoes.

Posted by: JJ | September 12, 2008 9:51 AM


Hey, no Christmas movies can be mentioned on this blog. Stacey is a Jew and she loves to remind us ad nauseum. And Sue is a witch. We all know there is no God, so filling the heads of your kids with Christmas --- YUCK !!! Christmas!!! ---propaganda is off limits.

Posted by: Anonymous | September 12, 2008 10:26 AM


"The Treasure of the Sierra Madre."

Although the younger ones may be slightly bored by the B & W, the parent can guide the child through the movie. The lessons drawn from the movie about human condition (poverty,greed, envy, pride), the transitory nature of money (gold) and that true human value is to be found in relationships with others (Bob Curtin going off to find one) are excellent lessons.

Come to think of it, maybe some of the parents should watch it and think about these theme.

Watch "Blazing Saddles" with the kids. The kids can laugh at the fart scenes and the parent can teach about racism.

Posted by: Gold Hat | September 12, 2008 12:05 PM


I am very proud of my current in-laws. I don't feel the need to have "celebrity" in-laws to make myself feel all special. It sounds like many of you are ashamed of your own poor upbringings.

Posted by: Nancy | September 12, 2008 1:43 PM

Posted by: Anonymous | September 12, 2008 1:43 PM


Don't worry about it Gold Hat, we know that the irrelevant comments from other blogs, no matter who's name are on them, are the work of one sorry little troll who is usually annonymous. Probably lives at home in his parents basement. Lord knows he has a lot of time on his hands.
Wonder how many blogs this comment will land on?

Posted by: Hodie | September 12, 2008 1:51 PM

Spelling & Grammar Police!

Posted by: Duh | September 12, 2008 1:58 PM

Posted by: Anonymous | September 12, 2008 2:01 PM

Posted by: here's your trash back | September 12, 2008 4:35 PM

Posted by: for here's your trash back | September 12, 2008 4:42 PM | Report abuse

arrgh! What happened to the nice little blog that allowed me to read and post snark on deserving celebrities?

Posted by: Is the tiki bar open yet? | September 12, 2008 4:51 PM | Report abuse

Anonymous at 4:42 lacks originality.

Posted by: here's your trash back | September 12, 2008 4:54 PM | Report abuse

arrgh! What happened to the nice little blog that allowed me to read and post snark on deserving celebrities?

Posted by: Is the tiki bar open yet? | September 12, 2008 4:51 PM

there's no friggin tiki bar here. this is an internet blog. are you schizo? psychotic?

Posted by: Anonymous | September 12, 2008 5:06 PM | Report abuse

there's no friggin tiki bar here.

Sure there's a tiki bar here, but it's virtual so it's only visible to lizards and not to trolls.

Posted by: lizard | September 12, 2008 5:18 PM | Report abuse

http://tv.msn.com/tv/article.aspx/?news=330509>1=28103

Posted by: No J.Lo on Runway | September 12, 2008 5:20 PM | Report abuse

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