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Posted at 7:15 AM ET, 09/ 8/2008

Morning Mix: Spears Dominates VMAs; O.J. Trial Set to Begin

By Liz Kelly
Monday

Britney Spears accepts her video of the year award from Kobe Bryant. (AP)

Headlines: Britney Spears dominates Video Music Awards... (More VMAs: Red carpet fashion | Miss the show? Review the highlights with Post Rock)... Jordin Sparks defends purity rings, Jonas Brothers... Spears rehearsal video leaked online... Oprah says she'd welcome Sarah Palin after the election... Paris Hilton puts baby plans on hold... Nicolas Cage's "Bangkok Dangerous" scrapes bottom of box office barrel... George Clooney dines with Italian prime minister... Jessica Simpson performs at the Grand Ole Opry... Angelina Jolie-ish doll sells for $3,500... Former publicist says Heather Mills is a gold digger, liar, witch, etc... Tommy Lee Jones sues "No Country for Old Men" makers for $10 million.

Crime Watch: Jury selection to begin in O.J. Simpson robbery case... Police say Gary Coleman hit man with truck in Utah (the only possible response).

Rumor Mill: Ashlee Simpson and Pete Wentz expecting twins?... Madonna had concert venue toilets, showers removed, scrubbed and reinstalled... Uma Thurman expecting?... Jerry Springer adopts pig.

By Liz Kelly  | September 8, 2008; 7:15 AM ET
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Comments

Can't wait to see Palin [Pain with an L]on "Meet the Press"!

Posted by: Tee hee | September 8, 2008 7:37 AM | Report abuse

Nicolas Cage making a crappy movie is now officially as newsworthy as President Bush saying "nuc-u-lar."


"Jessica Simpson performs at the Grand Ole Opry." Related item: "Patsy Cline's Corpse Throws Up In Her Own Grave."


"Customer service? Yeah, I just spent 3500 bucks and you guys sent me an Angelina Jolie doll that doesn't even have an open mouth? What the hell?"


Heather Mills newsworthiness = Nic Cage's crappy movie newsworthiness.


Those are going to be some clean toilets in Nice, what with Madonna having them removed, scrubbed and reinstalled before her concert, and the city paying to do the same thing after she uses them.


I read that Springer headline and thought, "No, Jerry! NEVER get involved with one of the guests!"

Posted by: byoolin | September 8, 2008 8:17 AM | Report abuse

Jerry Springer adopts pig

The nut doesn't fall far from the tree...

Congrats Britney! Amazing how sobriety can clarify things, hmmmm?

The Angelina doll is almost perfect. If they could just shave off the dolly equivalent of about 20 pounds, it would be so lifelike as to be "creepy." Oh, and if you are trying to make a doll that is a lifelike representation of a (supposedly) living person, you can't charge extra for the tatoos.

Paris Hilton puts baby plans on hold...
Oh dear, I am just so relieved that I can't think of anything else to say!

Happy Monday everyone!

Posted by: sunnydaze | September 8, 2008 8:28 AM | Report abuse

Heather Mills is a "gold digger, etc etc etc . . . "

We already knew that danecook.

What else is news?

Posted by: Curmudgeon | September 8, 2008 8:39 AM | Report abuse

So Oprah only has on politicians whose election she supports. And are black.

Heather Mills is a liar and a gold digger.

Nicolas Cage makes sometimes crappy movies.

Posted by: Stick | September 8, 2008 8:56 AM | Report abuse

I know that Britney's "redemption" is all part of the script, but it is ridiculous for her to win video of the year. Mtv should just give it up and drop music from its title. All they do is run reality shows anyway.

Posted by: Cleveland Brown | September 8, 2008 9:07 AM | Report abuse

Was MTV ever really about the "M" anyway?

Bad Byoolin, bad. You're gonna corrupt luvlidnsey at this rate.

I'm rather suprised that Disney let their new cash cows anywhere near the VMA set. Not exactly the same audience....

Posted by: EricS | September 8, 2008 9:15 AM | Report abuse

Can't believe I'm saying this, but good for you, Springer.

Posted by: Sarabeth | September 8, 2008 9:18 AM | Report abuse

So Oprah only has on politicians whose election she supports. And are black.

Posted by: Stick

If you bothered to read the article, because Oprah had decided for the first time to support a presidential candidate, it would not be fair to have Sarah Palin on her show, since she could not be objective. In 2000 and 2004 she had both presidental candidates on her show. I'm no Oprah Fan, but get the facts right.

Posted by: Anonymous | September 8, 2008 9:21 AM | Report abuse

...and the Lizzie for Racist Commenter of the Day goes to...Stick!

Posted by: expatasia | September 8, 2008 9:23 AM | Report abuse

"Oprah says she'd welcome Sarah Palin after the election..." -- Ooh, BURN!

Whose couch will she jump on now? The best revenge would be to wear an Hermes scarf on Larry King Live and comment that she has a key to the store in France so she can stop by and shop anytime she wants.

Then she can say that she owes her trim figure to NOT HAVING around-the-clock chefs and personal trainers.

Posted by: td | September 8, 2008 9:23 AM | Report abuse

I was beginning to have a case of the Mondays and then I read the news about Paris. Well, words escape me as well.

After reading the part of Brit winning for video of the year, I thought the next line would include a bit about Kayne storming the stage. Aslo, who knew Brit pulled it together to do a video? I missed that one.

Ahhh, Heather she just keeps making friends wherever she goes.

Posted by: petal | September 8, 2008 9:25 AM | Report abuse

Whew! Miss Elyzabeth LOOKS like Heather Mills and now seems to be ACTING like her too!

And...really...gold-digger? That's the best you can do? Come on, even Paul McCartney knew that when he married her.

Posted by: Amelia | September 8, 2008 9:25 AM | Report abuse

I'm having trouble reconciling squeaky clean toilets with the "Sticky and Sweet" tour. Is it just me?

And thanks for that VMA red carpet gallery. I need to call Pink and tell her I want my awning back.

Posted by: td | September 8, 2008 9:32 AM | Report abuse

Oprah has endorsed Obama and is campaigning for him. If she had Palin on her show then people would say she is biased and it's an ambush.

Posted by: Anonymous | September 8, 2008 9:33 AM | Report abuse

EricS:

Yes, once upon a time, MTV was about the "M". I'm old enough to remember when they played actual music videos.

And that the video roster they had was insanely slim. Raise your hand if you remember seeing The Kinks, "Come Dancing" or David Bowie's "Let's Dance" so often that you knew every frame of the video before it started...

Posted by: Chasmosaur | September 8, 2008 9:35 AM | Report abuse

All this talk about gold-diggers makes me nostalgic for the Dean Martin Show. Is it too early to have a drink?

Posted by: td will ask foster brooks | September 8, 2008 9:36 AM | Report abuse

"Raise your hand if you remember seeing The Kinks, "Come Dancing" or David Bowie's "Let's Dance" so often that you knew every frame of the video before it started..." --Chasmosaur

Here! Add to those two "Who Can It Be Now?" by Men at Work. If I saw that guy walking down the hall playing the sax one more time I was going to jump out a window yelling, "Curse you, J.J. Jackson!"

Posted by: td also recalls *the safety dance* frame-by-frame | September 8, 2008 9:41 AM | Report abuse

Chasmo - I'm raising my hand. I was in college when MTV started and yes, it was all about the "M".

Remember Martha Quinn and JJ Jackson and Alan whats-his-name? That's when MTV was truly cool.

Posted by: jlr | September 8, 2008 9:41 AM | Report abuse

Question: Now that MTV and VHI show mostly reality shows, where are these alleged music videos being shown?

Posted by: jake e. poo doesn't watch The Hills | September 8, 2008 9:42 AM | Report abuse

The bento box idea is interesting, but this, e.g., making lunch "fun" is so far down our priority list as a family, I can't imagine spending the time it takes to read Stacey's column thinking about it. The headline was enough to put me to sleep. Whacky and the boring, repetitive Lizards finished the job.

Posted by: Hanna | September 8, 2008 9:30 AM

Posted by: Anonymous | September 8, 2008 9:42 AM | Report abuse

I was kinda kidding Char. I know they did, in fact, do stuff musically related at one time, but that was a loooong time ago, relatively speaking. Even then a lot of people didn't call it "Music" anyway. Ahh, culture wars.

Posted by: EricS | September 8, 2008 9:44 AM | Report abuse

first and for most:

"Jessica Simpson performs at the Grand Ole Opry." Related item: "Patsy Cline's Corpse Throws Up In Her Own Grave."--byoolin

HAHAHHA


secondly:

the should rename the VMA's to VPA, the Video Pity Awards...

Now all of a sudden Britany is a MTV's Charity case, they are oh so delicatly weening her into a comeback.

she is still a train wreck, and doped up on prozac, you can tell.

Posted by: picturethis | September 8, 2008 9:45 AM | Report abuse

Palin's poms are fluffed and ready to go!

Posted by: LOl | September 8, 2008 9:46 AM | Report abuse

Good god, Britney behaves at the VMA. Paris makes a sensible decision about parenting -- mainly to NOT. What is the celebrity world coming to.

Today's Public Service Announcement: Make sure you have an up to date Will. If you have gotten married, divorced, had a kid, lost a kid (sorry), anything, up date your Will. We all know Heath Ledger didn't update his after the birth of his daughter. Apparently, Sean Taylor of the Redskins didn't update his either. So, his daughter got NOTHING from his estate after his murder. Don't do this to your own family. Get an up to date Will. Contact your state bar association for an attorney referral. Get it right. Your family with thank you --well, they would if you were around when they found out you did this.

Posted by: ep | September 8, 2008 9:47 AM | Report abuse

"Question: Now that MTV and VHI show mostly reality shows, where are these alleged music videos being shown?"

Simple answer: YouTube.

Posted by: CentrevilleMom | September 8, 2008 9:47 AM | Report abuse

Alan Hunter. Don't forget Mark Goodman and Nina Blackwood. Good times, back when Hall & Oates did (by their own admission) the lamest music videos ever and MTV really didn't want to air Michael Jackson videos because they weren't hard rock enough.

Posted by: td for jlr | September 8, 2008 9:48 AM | Report abuse

Is it just me, or is Madge looking more and more like Lily Von Schtupp?

Posted by: Raysmom | September 8, 2008 9:48 AM | Report abuse

Speaking of odd couples: given their shared love of pigs, could there be a love match for Jerry Springer and Denise Richards?

Posted by: M Street | September 8, 2008 9:48 AM | Report abuse

Note to Katy Perry: Esther Williams called, and she wants her bathing suit back.

Oh, and Christina, Lily Munster called, and. . .you know the rest.

Posted by: Phyllis Offer | September 8, 2008 9:55 AM | Report abuse

Today's Public Service Announcement: Make sure you have an up to date Will. If you have gotten married, divorced, had a kid, lost a kid (sorry), anything, up date your Will. We all know Heath Ledger didn't update his after the birth of his daughter. Apparently, Sean Taylor of the Redskins didn't update his either. So, his daughter got NOTHING from his estate after his murder.

Posted by: ep | September 8, 2008 9:47 AM


Why are you all up in arms about a personal matter involving someone you dont even know? its a private matter, you dont need to be all up in their business!

Posted by: Anonymous | September 8, 2008 9:58 AM | Report abuse

Ah, the Internet. Sarcasm just doesn't come through, does it?

At any rate, I did an idle search. I found this. Happy Kill-Some-Time-On-Monday Day. It's a search result for "early MTV" videos. The sad thing is, I remember a lot of the station ID's...

http://www.truveo.com/search.php?query=tag%3A%22early+mtv%22&uqs=

Posted by: Chasmosaur | September 8, 2008 9:59 AM | Report abuse

you dont need to be all up in their business!

Posted by: Anonymous | September 8, 2008 9:58 AM

Why would we be here if we weren't going to be all up in their business? It's much harder to snark from a respectful distance.

Posted by: jes | September 8, 2008 10:04 AM | Report abuse

in the pic of Britney and Kobe at the top of the Morning Mix, it looks like Britney's about to "go to town" on Kobe, and offer up her "gift."

Posted by: Anonymous | September 8, 2008 10:07 AM | Report abuse

I second ep. The celebrity - "we don't bother getting married, we don't need a piece of paper" - is harming CHILDREN whose parents die. If you don't want to get married, don't - know one cares why, and this is for you Brangelina, BUT you need to write wills and protect children b/c inheritence isn't automatic. It depends on many factors - location of your assests, etc.

Heath Ledger and Sean Taylor were either being very, very stupid or very, very selfish.

Esp. since some of those death benefits might have come from the NFL or the team, and the child might have been shut out b/c not legally acknowledged anywhere as the heir.

Posted by: Amelia | September 8, 2008 10:11 AM | Report abuse

What was with the green hair on the Angelina Jolie Doll? Extra for tatoos?? Yeah, what's up with that? That's ok. More fun for little Susie introduce her new dolly to her Kat von Dee doll and she can put them on for her. Wonder what she'll look like if I cut her hair?

Posted by: hodie remembers the hideous experiments played out with Barbie, Ken and GI Joe | September 8, 2008 10:20 AM | Report abuse

We recently got some more HD channels on our satellite line up, and one of them seems to show --gasp!-- Music Videos! I have no idea if the channel is mtv/vh1/viacom related, but there is a channel out there! Of course, I doubt it shows those early classic videos, but it is a start!

Posted by: skm | September 8, 2008 10:21 AM | Report abuse

What's up with Britney's dress? In the celebritology picture, it has one over-the-shoulder strap, in other pix it has 2 shoulder straps. Did I miss some magic dress realignment action by not watching the awards?

Posted by: anon | September 8, 2008 10:24 AM | Report abuse

"Jessica Simpson performs at the Grand Ole Opry." Related item: "Patsy Cline's Corpse Throws Up In Her Own Grave."

You want to know what's weird? I just found out that today is Patsy Cline's birthday - she would have been 76.

Whoa.

Posted by: byoolin asks to be placed on the Do-Not-Call-From-Beyond-The-Grave List. | September 8, 2008 10:35 AM | Report abuse

ep - Not sure if Taylor had a will or not, if not, since his daughter, was well, his daughter, it would all go to her with or without a will. As for Heath Ledger, the difference is that he had one, and just didn't update it. Please, stop calling people stupid for not doing so - when you are 24 years old, you do not expect friends of friends of your sister's to break into your home and kill you.

Posted by: Betty | September 8, 2008 10:37 AM | Report abuse

Sorry, I meant if he did not have a will, Sean Taylor's daughter would get his assets, etc.

Posted by: Betty | September 8, 2008 10:38 AM | Report abuse

What's up with Britney's dress? In the celebritology picture, it has one over-the-shoulder strap, in other pix it has 2 shoulder straps. Did I miss some magic dress realignment action by not watching the awards?

Posted by: anon | September 8, 2008 10:24 AM


simple explanation. one is "pre-kobe" and the second is "after-kobe."

Posted by: Anonymous | September 8, 2008 10:39 AM | Report abuse

Wow the MTV red carpet is pretty scary. The only "real" thing I saw was Pink's nose ring. The scariest embiggening was Rihanna's forehead implant.

Posted by: possum | September 8, 2008 10:42 AM | Report abuse

Betty, you are right that if he did not have a Will his daughter most likely would get his assets. I just know what was in the Sunday Edition of WAPO. However, I will call people stupid for not having an up to date Will. No you don't expect your sister's friends to break into your house and kill you. But, there are a lot of other ways a 24 year old can killed. He was making millions as a football player -- there needed to be an estate plan to avoid taxes. He had a kid, he needed a Will to ensure she was cared for. Whether you are shot by your sister's thug friends, killed by a drunk driver while you are driving home from the office in your suit, or just drop dead of a heart attack, -- you are still dead and there needs to be a written document to control the distribution of your assets.

Celebrity related -- what's the line on Jordin Sparks being the next famous celebrity teen to get pregnant? Bragging about your "purity" is right up there with renewing your wedding vows as a sure sign you are headed for trouble.

Posted by: ep | September 8, 2008 10:44 AM | Report abuse

"I just found out that today is Patsy Cline's birthday - she would have been 76." --byoolin

Crazy.

Posted by: td | September 8, 2008 10:49 AM | Report abuse

Britney won “Video of the Year” (which is strange considering MTV stopped playing videos) to make up for last year embarrassment since executives knew she was a train-wreck and basically set her up.

I guess next year winner will be Heidi Montag

Posted by: Lisa1 | September 8, 2008 10:55 AM | Report abuse

no worries ep - I am just a bit sensitive when it comes to Sean Taylor! :) Just read Wise's article from Sunday and it says that his daughter was not named in the will - the whole thing is strange b/c it doesn't seem like there was much financial planning going on there (as opposed to his parents (or whomever) keeping all his assets to themselves).

As to celebs - I think Britney had on two different dresses, but if you were going to do that, why would you pick two that were so similar

Posted by: betty | September 8, 2008 11:03 AM | Report abuse

"I just found out that today is Patsy Cline's birthday - she would have been 76." --byoolin

Crazy.

Posted by: td | September 8, 2008 10:49 AM

I'm Sorry. She's Got You.

Posted by: LOL | September 8, 2008 11:04 AM | Report abuse

I guess next year winner will be Heidi Montag

Posted by: Lisa1 | September 8, 2008 10:55 AM


RONG! linsey or ali will win the trophey next year! theyy r awsum singers and i caant wayt till nexy year and they will come and winn everythyng and be the staars. and dina will come 2 and it'll be a big happy day! yay lohans!

Posted by: luvlinsey | September 8, 2008 11:05 AM | Report abuse

Yes, I am committed to packing lunch more often due to the price increase in school lunches. We made a list of foods they'd like to take which includes, among other things: pasta with sauce, mac and cheese, egg salad sandwiches, pbj, leftover chicken with rice in various flavor combinations. They prefer a hot lunch, but will eat sandwiches also. One child put salami and cheese on her list, but that will be a very occasional occurrence. They will get one side item each day unless it is included in the main item--grapes, banana, apple, pear, orange, cherry tomatoes, green beans, etc.

They also both have a snack daily. I typically send in about 4 oz. of fruit--same as above.

Posted by: Anonymous | September 8, 2008 10:45 AM

Posted by: Anonymous | September 8, 2008 11:06 AM | Report abuse

So, what's a purity ring? Where did they come from? What are we supposed to think of all the kids out there without one?

Posted by: ol | September 8, 2008 11:06 AM | Report abuse

RONG! linsey or ali will win the trophey next year! theyy r awsum singers and i caant wayt till nexy year and they will come and winn everythyng and be the staars. and dina will come 2 and it'll be a big happy day! yay lohans!

Posted by: luvlinsey | September 8, 2008 11:05 AM

Proof positive of the decline of a civilization....

Posted by: White people are stupid | September 8, 2008 11:08 AM | Report abuse

Britney Spears dominates Video Music Awards...

Further evidence that MTV has lost all relevance and absolutly jumped the shark. Britney Spears has had very little go right for her personally or professionally in the last year. She's a complete train wreck and the "awards" she "won" had to be little more than a pitty offering after last year's VMA debacle. MTV was once the authority on what was hot or not in music, style etc.. Today it's not even a shell of it's former self. It's a pathetic joke!

Posted by: Brutal hates what has become of MTV | September 8, 2008 11:12 AM | Report abuse

ep,

What are the chances that Jordan still has her purity and isn't wearing the ring for fashion? There's a little red flag whenever they start boasting about stuff like that.

Posted by: petal | September 8, 2008 11:16 AM | Report abuse

ep,

What are the chances that Jordan still has her purity and isn't wearing the ring for fashion? There's a little red flag whenever they start boasting about stuff like that.

Posted by: petal | September 8, 2008 11:16 AM


Well, I never! How dare you impugn such a delightful and wonderful young woman. It breaks my heart that such a good person is being attacked viciously for doing such a pure thing. Heavens to Betsy!

Posted by: Nancy | September 8, 2008 11:21 AM | Report abuse

If she's smart and can stay away from the booze, drugs, and party friends (and her Mother as we found out last week), she can really milk this. Who doesn't like the underdog and a good comeback story?

Posted by: hodie | September 8, 2008 11:23 AM | Report abuse

regarding the news about Ashlee and Pete (bleack):

I guess "twins" is the kid-fad this year.

Maybe next year it will be "special needs" kids.

Posted by: Curmudgeon | September 8, 2008 11:30 AM | Report abuse

Actually, the child might not get everything if the person dies intestate (without a will) and the dead person is married. The laws are really complicated, and specific to each state. The only way to ensure that what you want happens is to have a will - that's that. Even then you need to make sure it's clear as day. That's why people do actually need lawyers. And yeah, it's kind of stupid to have a huge estate and not update your will when family members live or die. You don't even have to re-do the whole will sometimes, you can just execute a codicil. Anyways, PSA over.

And the awards for Britney do seem grasping. I don't remember ever even hearing about that video. But she does look good, and hopefully has it together more.

Posted by: Sigh | September 8, 2008 11:43 AM | Report abuse

Heavens to Betsy!

Posted by: Nancy | September 8, 2008 11:21 AM

Posted by: snort... | September 8, 2008 11:44 AM | Report abuse

OH, and one of those Jonas Brothers is 21. The purity rings are sweet, but ultimately not that practical. I do hope they don't get all cracked out and go hog wild though. I, uh, have "Burnin' Up" on my iPod. I think it's ok to share that with you all...

Posted by: Sigh | September 8, 2008 11:46 AM | Report abuse

I don't get the purity rings - do the non-virgin kids where the "I'm doing it" bracelets? I am sorry - but I always thought your personal sexual choices were that - personal.

Posted by: Betty | September 8, 2008 11:49 AM | Report abuse

I don't get the purity rings - do the non-virgin kids where the "I'm doing it" bracelets? I am sorry - but I always thought your personal sexual choices were that - personal.

Posted by: Betty | September 8, 2008 11:49 AM

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Betty, the non-virgin kids just put the rings back on their fingers when they get home.

Posted by: Dorkus | September 8, 2008 11:54 AM | Report abuse

I agree Curmudgeon, there does seem to be a disproportionate number of twin births to celebrities.

Posted by: hodie | September 8, 2008 11:56 AM | Report abuse

I agree Curmudgeon, there does seem to be a disproportionate number of twin births to celebrities.

Posted by: hodie | September 8, 2008 11:56 AM


This is a wonderful thing. We should all be celebrating new life! Its a joyous occasion!

Posted by: Nancy | September 8, 2008 12:00 PM | Report abuse

I don't get the purity rings - do the non-virgin kids where the "I'm doing it" bracelets? I am sorry - but I always thought your personal sexual choices were that - personal.

Posted by: Betty | September 8, 2008 11:49 AM

Actually, for awhile there in our local high schools, those rubber bracelets (like the yellow Livestrong kind) were, depending on the color, signals to others what sexual act you have had or are willing to perform. It got so bad that they had to be banned at the schools. Even innocent things can be twisted and perverted.

Posted by: hodie | September 8, 2008 12:01 PM | Report abuse

Ah, yes, Dorkus. The "put the ring back on" strategy.

Teen years were so much fun.

And nothing has changed, just the drug of choice (beer vs weed).

Posted by: Curmudgeon | September 8, 2008 12:02 PM | Report abuse

Nuh-uh! I thought that bracelet stuff was an urban legend. Anybody old enough to remember jelly bracelets? I wore them in all colors, so did all my girl friends. We would tease each other about their alleged meaning, but we never took it seriously. And none of could get any even if we had tried! My goodness! Everyone at my high school thought I was a garden implement!

Posted by: other liz | September 8, 2008 12:06 PM | Report abuse

Actually, for awhile there in our local high schools, those rubber bracelets (like the yellow Livestrong kind) were, depending on the color, signals to others what sexual act you have had or are willing to perform. It got so bad that they had to be banned at the schools. Even innocent things can be twisted and perverted.

Posted by: hodie | September 8, 2008 12:01 PM

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I TOTALLY forgot about that - so I guess there were "I'm doing ___" bracelets - that even gave the specifics! :)

Posted by: betty | September 8, 2008 12:07 PM | Report abuse

I just paged through some of the red carpet:

agree with the awning on Pink
Esther Williams would have never worn her swim suit on the red carpet (she had class.)

LiLo looks like the TOAS (skeleboobs)

Ashlee looks like she is at least having twins if not a bigger party arrive. Especially, considering she has a tent extension in the back that hasn't even been popped up.

Perez Hilton looks like a throwback to a 1970's used car salesman!

gotta go!!! work is SCREAMING for my attention

Posted by: anonymous lurker (in for a quickie) | September 8, 2008 12:07 PM | Report abuse

Nuh-uh! I thought that bracelet stuff was an urban legend. Anybody old enough to remember jelly bracelets? I wore them in all colors, so did all my girl friends. We would tease each other about their alleged meaning, but we never took it seriously. And none of could get any even if we had tried! My goodness! Everyone at my high school thought I was a garden implement!

Posted by: other liz | September 8, 2008 12:06 PM

you were probably fat and ugly, thats why you couldnt get any. most likely you still are.

Posted by: Anonymous | September 8, 2008 12:14 PM | Report abuse

I should have paid more attention to what the girls were wearing on their arms back in the day. Why did I waste so much time on school work and grades?

Posted by: Dorkus | September 8, 2008 12:16 PM | Report abuse

This is a wonderful thing. We should all be celebrating new life! Its a joyous occasion!

Posted by: Nancy | September 8, 2008 12:00 PM

For the love of god, Nancy, put a sock in it.

Posted by: Anonymous | September 8, 2008 12:26 PM | Report abuse

Dear Anonymous at 12:14,
I'm a Weingarten chatter, and thus officially beautiful, objectively speaking and by all standards.
Plus, with a name like Liz ... well, obviously I'm gorgeous.
And I was way hotter in high school.
And, since I work out and you don't, I could kick your rear into next Tuesday in the fight you're spoilin' for.
Love,
the other Liz

Posted by: other liz | September 8, 2008 12:27 PM | Report abuse

I bet Bristol Palin wore a purity ring.

Posted by: Anonymous | September 8, 2008 12:28 PM | Report abuse

Is Madonna catapulting headlong into Michael Jackson weirdness territory? First all the plastic surgery, now the OCD ... next thing you know she'll be wearing a surgical mask and gloves so she doesn't have to touch anything previously used by the plebes.

Britney Spears made a video? Really? Well, it was so nice not seeing her in the news for awhile. Sigh.

Posted by: Californian | September 8, 2008 12:39 PM | Report abuse

...bs_dominates_vmas.html - "B.S. Dominates VMAs." So true.

Posted by: nice URL | September 8, 2008 12:50 PM | Report abuse

Oh other liz, you need to learn the True Way of the Lizards, we're faaaar to special to do the arse-kicking ourselves. Might mess our new 'do up or something equally heinous.

Collectively we Lizards have enough time & money to hire someone larger & stronger than ourselves to do that for us!

So sit back, chillax at the Tiki Bar & let those big, strong, hairy men like Sasquatch kick butt for ya!

**FTR, I HATE the word chillax but it just seemed so apropos at the moment. I heard it last week in some lame ad for a bar in VA Beach**

Posted by: Bored @ work | September 8, 2008 12:51 PM | Report abuse

Kobe Bryant?! Did he release some lame "Curly Shuffle"-esque song in 2007? Why is he even there, much less presenting the top award? Is he dating Rihanna or Lil Kim or something?

Posted by: i don't get it | September 8, 2008 12:53 PM | Report abuse

Kobe Bryant?! Did he release some lame "Curly Shuffle"-esque song in 2007? Why is he even there, much less presenting the top award? Is he dating Rihanna or Lil Kim or something?

Posted by: i don't get it | September 8, 2008 12:53 PM

he's there to get a "gift" from britney.

Posted by: Anonymous | September 8, 2008 1:04 PM | Report abuse


For the love of god, Nancy, put a sock in it.

Posted by: Anonymous | September 8, 2008 12:26 PM

You are quite rude. I was celebrating a joyous occasion and you decided to post a haughty comment. It breaks my heart that I can't even post something nice and you all have to criticize me. You all must obviously be poor and uneducated people living in slums.

Posted by: Nancy | September 8, 2008 1:06 PM | Report abuse

Hey, bored -- sic 'em!
I just had to stand up for the hotness of my fellow Weingarten chat chippies.
Beck to Celebritoligizing ...

Posted by: other liz | September 8, 2008 1:12 PM | Report abuse

Kobe Bryant?! Did he release some lame "Curly Shuffle"-esque song in 2007? Why is he even there, much less presenting the top award? Is he dating Rihanna or Lil Kim or something?

Posted by: i don't get it | September 8, 2008 12:53 PM

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Props for mentioning the Curly Shuffle.

Posted by: betty | September 8, 2008 1:16 PM | Report abuse

Well he started in the gold-medal-winning Olympic basketball team and the Lakers were runners-up in the NBA championship and he went to prom with Brandy back int he day. I'd say it's normal for him to be there. No different than if it were Tom Brady or someone.

Posted by: Sigh | September 8, 2008 1:16 PM | Report abuse

You all must obviously be poor and uneducated people living in slums.


Posted by: Nancy | September 8, 2008 1:06 PM

Now, that's not very Christian of you, is it Nancy? We'll bring you down to our level, if it kills you.

Posted by: Anonymous | September 8, 2008 1:17 PM | Report abuse

Kobe Bryant?! Did he release some lame "Curly Shuffle"-esque song in 2007? Why is he even there, much less presenting the top award? Is he dating Rihanna or Lil Kim or something?

Posted by: i don't get it | September 8, 2008 12:53 PM

are black males not allowed to be there? why are you all racist?

Posted by: Anonymous | September 8, 2008 1:29 PM | Report abuse

Because I work in a school leaning in that direction, I'm very interested in the comments from those whose schools have gone "nut free", particularly when there's a Crazy Food Nazi Mom involved. I always wonder how much of the nut free craze is really and truly due to the possibility of a child's instantaneous death by exposure to a snack made in a factory that might have had a peanut in it, or is this just over-hysterical helicopter moms? I'm torn...I guess the rationale is "better safe than sorry" for the children with allergies, but really it does seem extreme, and those moms come across as uber-paranoid.

I think it would stretch the limits of my creativity to come up with a wide variety of kid-friendly foods my stepkids would actually eat for lunch that didn't contain one iota of the possibility of a food made in a factory with nuts, much less nut-less foods themselves.

Stacey I think this would make a great topic for your blog, since it is a little bit off-topic for today's discussion.

Posted by: AuntieW | September 8, 2008 12:52 PM

Posted by: Anonymous | September 8, 2008 1:32 PM | Report abuse

You know, I was hoping that since it was September and all the kiddies had gone back to school, the anonymous postings and the cross-postings would end.

Posted by: ep | September 8, 2008 1:35 PM | Report abuse

You know, I was hoping that since it was September and all the kiddies had gone back to school, the anonymous postings and the cross-postings would end.

Posted by: ep | September 8, 2008 1:35 PM

I'll give you something to keep hoping for...

Posted by: Jeff Stryker | September 8, 2008 1:38 PM | Report abuse

"You know, I was hoping that since it was September and all the kiddies had gone back to school, the anonymous postings and the cross-postings would end."

They will if we ignore them. All they want is the response, and since they keep getting it, they keep posting. Ignore them, I say, ignore them!

Posted by: A simple formula | September 8, 2008 2:48 PM | Report abuse

Kobe Bryant?! Did he release some lame "Curly Shuffle"-esque song in 2007? Why is he even there, much less presenting the top award? Is he dating Rihanna or Lil Kim or something?

Posted by: i don't get it | September 8, 2008 12:53 PM

are black males not allowed to be there? why are you all racist?

Posted by: Anonymous | September 8, 2008 1:29 PM
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No, I think to more has to do with the fact that he has almost nothing to do with music other than maybe shagging a few pop stars.

And now the gloves coem off from Nancy. We must live in a very interesting slum to have internet access.

Posted by: EricS | September 8, 2008 2:59 PM | Report abuse

RE: OJ's trial

can the jury give OJ life without parole for this "robbery"?

Posted by: Curmudgeon | September 8, 2008 3:08 PM | Report abuse

Kobe Bryant?! Did he release some lame "Curly Shuffle"-esque song in 2007? Why is he even there, much less presenting the top award? Is he dating Rihanna or Lil Kim or something?

Posted by: i don't get it | September 8, 2008 12:53 PM

are black males not allowed to be there? why are you all racist?

Posted by: Anonymous | September 8, 2008 1:29 PM
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No, I think to more has to do with the fact that he has almost nothing to do with music other than maybe shagging a few pop stars.

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Since when does presenters at awards shows have to be involved in the same industry the award show is honoring? I'm sure presenters who have never been on Broadway have appeared at the Tonys. The Oscars have TV and music stars. Even the ESPN award show has presenters that are not at all involved in sports. Hell the host of the VMAs isn't even a musician. Is this your first award show?

Posted by: I can't believe this is being debated | September 8, 2008 3:16 PM | Report abuse

"Is this your first award show?"

No, but the last time I checked, the presenter of the Best Picture Oscar was actually someone IN the movie business. Silly me assuming the same thing from the VMAs for the highest "award" of the program.

Posted by: i don't get it | September 8, 2008 3:42 PM | Report abuse

"Is this your first award show?"

No, but the last time I checked, the presenter of the Best Picture Oscar was actually someone IN the movie business. Silly me assuming the same thing from the VMAs for the highest "award" of the program.

Posted by: i don't get it | September 8, 2008 3:42 PM


Why dont you come on over tonite and i'll explain it to you.

Posted by: Jeff Stryker | September 8, 2008 3:48 PM | Report abuse

You may not have noticed, but the VMAs are in no way in the same league as the Oscars and therefore should not even be comparable.

Posted by: I can't believe this is being debated | September 8, 2008 3:52 PM | Report abuse

why do i get the feeling that "NANCY" is Curmudgeon, Sas, Byoolin, or td?
When i read a post by Nancy, all i hear is the Church Lady in my head.
Funny!!

Posted by: anitajohnson | September 8, 2008 3:53 PM | Report abuse

Jeff, can I come over too?
Anitajohnson too!

Posted by: anitajohnson | September 8, 2008 3:55 PM | Report abuse

My daughter's very slim. I was underweight in high school.

Posted by: mom of teens | September 8, 2008 3:34 PM

Why don't the two of you come on over to my place? I'll give you some special type of "protein"!

Posted by: Jeff Stryker | September 8, 2008 3:43 PM

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Posted by: Anonymous | September 8, 2008 4:04 PM | Report abuse

Thank you, Anonymous for re-posting what Jeff said. For some reason, not all of the posts are here.
Jeff, too bad. I am sure we don't live within a hundred miles of each other.
It has been a while, can you remind me who gets tied up first?

Posted by: anitajohnson | September 8, 2008 4:20 PM | Report abuse

I assume you I am not Nancy (in any sense of the name or word), though thanks for putting me in the same league as Curmudgeon, Sas, and byoolin.

Posted by: td takes that as a compliment | September 8, 2008 4:44 PM | Report abuse

I assume you I am not Nancy (in any sense of the name or word), though thanks for putting me in the same league as Curmudgeon, Sas, and byoolin.

Posted by: td takes that as a compliment | September 8, 2008 4:44 PM

"i assume you" ????
that does not make any sense. please correct your grammar before posting. especially $*&%^%$ like that.

Posted by: grammar police | September 8, 2008 4:50 PM | Report abuse

"that does not make any sense. please correct your grammar before posting. especially $*&%^%$ like that."

Well get over you, e.e. cummings. Meet the Shift key. And get a life.

Posted by: STFU | September 8, 2008 5:03 PM | Report abuse

Jeff Stryker - a classic case of great equipment attached to an inferior intellect...but I'd like to come over anyway.

Posted by: Mitchnrva | September 9, 2008 1:17 PM | Report abuse

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