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Posted at 7:30 AM ET, 09/15/2008

Morning Mix: Lindsay Lohan Calls Sarah Palin a 'Homophobe'

By Liz Kelly
Monday

Headlines: Lindsay Lohan to "homophobe" Sarah Palin: "You're not a celebrity"... Jennifer Lopez completes Malibu triathlon... Britney Spears throws truck-themed birthday bash for her boys; new album set for December release... George Takei marries longtime partner... Jennifer Hudson engaged to former "I Love New York" contestant... Brangelina donate $2 million to Ethiopian health center... Matt Damon, Wyclef Jean help Haitian hurricane victims... Katie Holmes will be "fabulous" on Broadway, says Jada Pinkett Smith... Shia LaBeouf's fantasy woman: Diane Sawyer... Ben Affleck sports long hair, beard for new movie role.

Crime Watch: "Lost's" Daniel Dae Kim pleads no contest to DUI charges... Kelis acquitted of disorderly conduct charges.

Rumor Mill: Frances Bean Cobain has suicide-themed 16th birthday party... Amy Winehouse a no-show at her own birthday bash... Nicole Richie in scuffle with overzealous fan?... Alicia Keys the "other woman" in Swizz Beatz divorce case?

By Liz Kelly  | September 15, 2008; 7:30 AM ET
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The only surprise in those three birthday stories was that the one about Winehouse didn't include the phrases "found dead" and "her own vomit."

Posted by: byoolin | September 15, 2008 8:34 AM | Report abuse

from NYDailynews:
It's not what you think: John Mayer did a semi-striptease for Heidi Klum last week at a SoHo hot spot, lowering his pants as he danced in front of the "Project Runway" host. Klum laughed hysterically, then chatted with the rocker until the wee hours. But Klum's hubby, Seal, needn't worry: they're just old pals.

pix at: www.nydailynews.com/gossip/galleries/scintillating_celebrity_endorsements/scintillating_celebrity_endorsements.html

Posted by: skivvies | September 15, 2008 8:59 AM | Report abuse

byoolin, as always, cuts to the action.

nicely done.

When I first read the Britney birthday story, I thought it said "Britney . . . throws a tuck-themed birthday bash . . . ". And, it made sense.

Posted by: Curmudgeon rubs the sleep boogers from her eyes | September 15, 2008 8:59 AM | Report abuse

I am totally convinced that Jada Pinkett Smith is on the Scientology payroll.

Posted by: Lisa1 | September 15, 2008 9:13 AM | Report abuse

Of course Jada Pinkett-Smith is supportive of Katie Holmes. She gets stuck with another alien to cleanse if she isn't.

Posted by: ep | September 15, 2008 9:14 AM | Report abuse

Diane Sawyer???

Posted by: LTL still scratching her head | September 15, 2008 9:27 AM | Report abuse

My situation is a bit different because I really want to work. However, I don't really have the option to work in my field PT, but my husband does in his. He will be staying home PT when our second is born. I think it's great. He has the ability to focus on fun with kids that I just don't have. I don't have many expectations that much will get done around the house, but I know the kids will be out and about having a great time with Daddy. How many kids get that? On the flip side, I also really love what daycare has to offer. I would work PT even if every penny of what I was earning went to daycare, just to get my kids that exposure and to get me the adult time. As long as you make the time with your kids quality time, you'll more than make up for less quantity. And try to find a little couple time in there as well. Chores are at the bottom of the list!

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That said, I am the primary breadwinner and have the most secure job, so a real issue and challenge for me is accepting that I don't have the ability, and maybe never will, to stay home for any extended period of time (other than maternity leave) with my kids. We may make a choice for my husband to stay home, which would be great and better for us than extended care, but I will really miss that opportunity and would love to hear how other women have come terms with that.

Posted by: Anonymous | September 15, 2008 9:29 AM | Report abuse

any new pix of italian soccer players for us today???!?!?!?!?!

Posted by: for LTL | September 15, 2008 9:40 AM | Report abuse

Could someone reach out and slap some sense into Jennifer Hudson. Girl, you don't marry some guy who was in a contest to win New York's affections.

Props to JLo for completing the triathlon with the foot injure that put a halt in her Project Runway duties.

I'm convinced that Jada got a part-time job as Katie's PR person. The economy is hitting Hollywood hard as well.

Posted by: petal | September 15, 2008 9:47 AM | Report abuse

Maybe Richie heard a rumor that they are going to revive "The Elephant Man" on Broadway, and her "I am not an animal" line was an impromptu audition. After all, why should she let Katie steal all the glory on the NYC stage?

Posted by: Wasatch Tom | September 15, 2008 9:54 AM | Report abuse

Shia LaBeouf annnnnd...Diane Sawyer.
Hm. Well, there's my "wow" for the day. What can I say? The man has taste.

Posted by: Bawlmer | September 15, 2008 9:55 AM | Report abuse

And congrats to George Takei and Brad Altman! They looked great. Here's to many more years together.

Posted by: Bawlmer again | September 15, 2008 9:57 AM | Report abuse

All right Lindsay!!

Posted by: julia | September 15, 2008 10:01 AM | Report abuse

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WaPO's qualification for protection under each of the DMCA and CDA Safe Harbor mechanisms aren't threatened by removing posts that don't satisfy your own rules governing commentaries and discussions.

Posted by: to Stacey | September 13, 2008 12:42 PM

Will working from home give Stacey more time to monitor this blog?

Posted by: READ YOUR OWN BLOG | September 15, 2008 9:48 AM

Posted by: Anonymous | September 15, 2008 10:06 AM | Report abuse

"Jennifer Lopez completes Malibu triathlon"

Good. Does that mean it's safe to mention Michael Phelps again?

Posted by: ADHD | September 15, 2008 10:10 AM | Report abuse

What did y'all think of SNL with Phelps?

Posted by: Curious | September 15, 2008 10:21 AM | Report abuse

I come to terms with it by considering the life I would have had if I had married the more career-oriented women I could have married. I married a woman who loves me dearly. Her skills and interests are more creative and less lucrative. She isn't really great at playing the politics of large corporations. Like you, my career stability and opportunities provide 80% of our income and resources. Like you, I also will never have the option of backing off or cutting back. This is the tradeoff I made for marrying a woman who helps me stay true to my soul, smell the roses, is an awesome parent, and whose priorities are not about competing with the Joneses. When I think of the alternative, what I've given up -- a flexible work schedule - is ever so small compared to what I have chosen.

Posted by: Another View | September 15, 2008 10:21 AM | Report abuse

Courtney Love could have saved some money and just flown Francis Bean Cobain to London for Amy Winehouse's party.

Posted by: MoCoSnarky | September 15, 2008 10:22 AM | Report abuse

"My shirtless photo-shoot days are behind me," Mario Lopez tells PEOPLE in a bitter blow to beefcake.

Not that the buff new Extra host has anything to hide. "Obviously, being healthy and staying fit are important to me," says the 34-year-old, who in the past seemed like the only serious rival to Matthew McConaughey in the bare-chest sweepstakes.

As of Monday, former The Bold and the Beautiful and Dancing with the Stars favorite Lopez – who was also memorably bare-bottomed in the shower for a 2006 episode of Nip/Tuck – will be happily hosting Extra on his own, fulltime.

"My TV projects are my main priority," he says. "And no, you will never see me host Extra without a shirt."


No Back to the Shower
Still, to every rule there's an exception – in this case, Nip/Tuck.

Lopez says he is "thrilled" to be reprising the role of Dr. Mike Hamoui on the cable series, with Dr. Mike moving to Los Angeles – where he can once again gain the attention of the ab-admiring Dr. Christian Troy (Julian McMahon) in the locker room.

"A small spoiler," says Lopez. "Dr. Mike might not be taking anymore showers at the gym with Christian, but he will lose his shirt."

Posted by: Anonymous | September 15, 2008 10:24 AM | Report abuse

Hats off to Matt and Wyclef, by the way. We snark so much that sometimes we fail to acknowledge the good that celebrities do. Haiti is so beat up from multiple hurricanes. That country is in serious trouble and can use all the help they can get.

Posted by: MoCoSnarky | September 15, 2008 10:26 AM | Report abuse

What did y'all think of SNL with Phelps?

Posted by: Curious | September 15, 2008 10:21 AM
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Only saw the first 5 minutes, the funniest part of the show. Apparently Tom Shales, thought he did OK.

Posted by: jensen | September 15, 2008 10:42 AM | Report abuse

i'm so sad to hear about mario lopez!

Posted by: depressed | September 15, 2008 10:48 AM | Report abuse

Is it possible that mizz Lohan has actually kicked all the narcotics? I'll be darned.

Either Francis has a really odd sense of humor or she needs help like Amy Winehouse needs Jack Daniels.

Posted by: EricS | September 15, 2008 10:54 AM | Report abuse

What did y'all think of SNL with Phelps?

Posted by: Curious | September 15, 2008 10:21 AM

*****

Phelps displayed the comic timing of a young Chris Kattan and the cue-card-reading ability of a young Horatio Sanz.

It was reminiscent of Wayne Gretzky in his two-decades-ago appearance on SNL.

Posted by: byoolin | September 15, 2008 10:56 AM | Report abuse

Tina Fey and Amy Poehler do great impressions of Palin and Clinton. Way better than the lame Obama impersonation.

Posted by: Cleveland Brown | September 15, 2008 10:56 AM | Report abuse

I come to terms with it by having married an extremely wealthy man. It is so much easier this way. The hardest thing I do all day is pick a menu for dinner and make sure the wine will complement the meal
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Are you the one who is making life hell for the summer au pair?

Posted by: Anonymous | September 15, 2008 10:56 AM | Report abuse

Dang, is Lindsay going to be the next actor turned politician? She's one formulating-a-position-on-the-state-employees-retirement-system from running for California governor.

Posted by: 44west | September 15, 2008 11:01 AM | Report abuse

I went to a movie there five or six years ago. The young black kids were so disruptive that it made the whole movie experienceunpleasant. I went back once more after that. There was a fight and they put everyone out of the theater--during the movie. No refunds. Just get out.
Marc, you are being disingeniuos when you write that it was not the socio-political split that led to the decision to shut down the theaters. Why do you think they were losing money?

Gallery Place Chinatown is next. Pentagon City movie theater preceded this place in getting shutdown by the same crowd of people.

Posted by: thank gawd | September 15, 2008 11:02 AM | Report abuse

Hats off to Brangelina, Matt and Wycliff for all of the charity donations across the world.

Re: the pic of Affleck. My question is where the synthetic hair meets the real hair. There's something strange going on on the top of that man's head. Something strange and surreal.

Posted by: NW DC | September 15, 2008 11:18 AM | Report abuse

While I haven't gone to check out Lindsay's MySpace blog first-hand, if the reports are her actual, unedited words, her spelling and grammar are light years ahead of what she was writing a year or so ago. Not to mention that her observations even qualify as astute. Sobriety seems to agree with her.

Posted by: mouse | September 15, 2008 11:24 AM | Report abuse

Posted by: Anonymous | September 15, 2008 9:29 AM

I doubt they cope with it by posting anonymous comments about parenting on the Celebritology blog....

Posted by: b | September 15, 2008 11:34 AM | Report abuse

When I read the headline "JLo completes Malibu Triathlon", I was trying to decide what the three events are: shopping, renewing (at a spa), and rehab?

Posted by: skm | September 15, 2008 11:37 AM | Report abuse

mouse,

I'm sure sobriety has helped LiLo with her grammar and spelling.

I vote, however, for that new publicist she must have.

Posted by: Curmudgeon | September 15, 2008 11:43 AM | Report abuse

So JLo completed the triathlon several days after bowing out of the Project Runway finale because of a "foot injury"? Hmmmm, if she can lie with such impunity, she ought to consider running for office.

Posted by: chantooz | September 15, 2008 11:45 AM | Report abuse

Memo to Lindsey Lohan, you're not as much a celebrity as you are a tabloid trainwreck! So, shut the hell up!

The Scientologists must have upped the dose of mind control drugs in Jada's Kool-Aid. I have friends with many theater contacts in NYC and the word is that the cast and director hate her. Report is that she brings so much drama on set with her that it's counter-productive to the rest of the cast. And it's not like it's an unknown cast.

Posted by: Anonymous | September 15, 2008 11:55 AM | Report abuse

What's a "proper knees up?" Does anyone know? Is it a truck-themed suicide party with a giant cake in the shape of....something.

Posted by: possum | September 15, 2008 11:55 AM | Report abuse

I have friends with many theater contacts in NYC and the word is that the cast and director hate her. Report is that she brings so much drama on set with her that it's counter-productive to the rest of the cast. And it's not like it's an unknown cast.

Are you referring to Katie Holmes or Jada Pinkett?

Posted by: Anonymous | September 15, 2008 12:00 PM | Report abuse

Maybe we all should stand aside while "Anonymous" has a private conversation witih himself.

Posted by: Curmudgeon | September 15, 2008 12:02 PM | Report abuse

Possum - according to Wikipedia, it's a party or a dance....

Posted by: Groovis | September 15, 2008 12:04 PM | Report abuse

Was Lynne Spears really a public grade school teacher? Does she have a college degree?

Posted by: The mind boggles | September 15, 2008 12:25 PM | Report abuse

"The only surprise in those three birthday stories was that the one about Winehouse didn't include the phrases "found dead" and "her own vomit."

Give it time, byoo, give it time.

I thought Jennifer Hudson had been dating somebody for like 8 years or something? What happened to him?

Posted by: Californian | September 15, 2008 12:27 PM | Report abuse

Not saying it wasn't a respectable accomplishment, but the Malibu Triathlon isn't exactly the Iron Man or anything. It's a half mile swim, 18 mile bike course and 4 mile run.

Way to go Matt, Wyclef, Brad and Angie. Good works, set an example.

Jada needs to talk about something other than her horrible film out this weekend.

Posted by: hermespal | September 15, 2008 12:28 PM | Report abuse

Maybe Lynne Spears attended the University of Northern Idaho.

Posted by: to The mind boggles | September 15, 2008 12:31 PM | Report abuse

When I first read the headline I thought it read "Lindsay Lohan Calls Sarah Palin a 'HomophoNe'", and the thing was, it didn't sound all that strange to me. I might need a little more sleep tonight.

Posted by: Dorkus | September 15, 2008 12:35 PM | Report abuse

Not saying it wasn't a respectable accomplishment, but the Malibu Triathlon isn't exactly the Iron Man or anything. It's a half mile swim, 18 mile bike course and 4 mile run.

Way to go Matt, Wyclef, Brad and Angie. Good works, set an example.

Jada needs to talk about something other than her horrible film out this weekend.

Posted by: hermespal | September 15, 2008 12:28 PM

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But is it less rigorous than sitting on a stool and reviewing the final collections on Project Runway?

Posted by: MoCoSnarky | September 15, 2008 12:39 PM | Report abuse

Best wishes to George Takei and Brad Altman!

While I'm no great fan of JLo, I commend her on her mini-Triathlon completion. It's a far more admirable way to spend the weekend than, say, the way Amy Winehouse did.

Posted by: Nosy Parker | September 15, 2008 12:46 PM | Report abuse

Did anyone else see Davy Jones' man boobs?

Posted by: possum | September 15, 2008 12:51 PM | Report abuse

We snark JLo within an inch of her life, but I gotta give her props for haulin' that big ole booty of hers on that half mile swim, 18 mile bike course and 4 mile run.

Waaaay more than I could or would care to do.

But if there's ever a race that involves lyin' in a hammock whilst drinkin' gin & tonics listenin to Roger Clyne & The Peacemakers I'M SOOOO THERE DUDE!!

On a completely unrelated note, is anyone doing the online Lost game with the Dharma Initiative?

Posted by: Bored @ work | September 15, 2008 12:52 PM | Report abuse

But is it less rigorous than sitting on a stool and reviewing the final collections on Project Runway?

I dunno. It sure makes the "foot injury" suspect. I have to say I'm pretty impressed with Matthew McC's time in the mini- triathlon--an hour and thirty minutes is not bad for someone whose work out regimen seems to consist of surfing and sit ups.

Posted by: hermespal | September 15, 2008 12:56 PM | Report abuse

My overall impression of Michael Phelps on SNL was that it was as though he'd won the chance to host the show as his reward for bringing so many eyeballs to NBC during the Olympics. I thought he did OK, although the cold open with Tina Fey and Amy Poehler as Sarah and Hillary was the highlight of the show (or even the whole darn week on television!). I think Phelps benefitted from the writers not creating material that was much above his, um, acting skill-set; mostly he just had to occupy space on-stage and look goofy. Peyton Manning he's not.

Posted by: Nosy Parker | September 15, 2008 1:31 PM | Report abuse

I was so disappointed with Michael Phelps' performance. Once Obama announced that he was backing out of his appearance, I was hoping Michael would step in and save the day. I could just see the skit now....

[cue dream music]

"Hi. I'm Michael Phelps, winner of more gold medals than anyone in Olympic history and the best swimmer in the history of mankind. I will now deliver my Barack Obama impression."

Midway through, I'd have Mark Spitz do a walk-on as John McCain. It would be train wreck, but no more of one than that "home school" academic game show. That's about as far as I got watching the show.

Posted by: MoCoSnarky, writer & producer | September 15, 2008 1:51 PM | Report abuse

What I had issue with was the security guards who would not address issues that were pointed out to them. I mean, some kids are in everyone's face, cussing and using anti-African-American racial slurs. That's meant to shock the white people, but it was really upsetting the African-American families. One white guy and one black guy come up almost simultaneously to a security guard and ask him to throw these kids out and the guard just says, "Why, they're just having fun?" I think it was the POV of the people on the ground with the authority to make the business life of that space livable who refused to do their job. I am positive that the kids will push the envelope as far as they can because they're kids, even an adult of 20 or 21 might do that. But when no one pushes back or when the good people do something, but get criticized by "the man" who IS "THE MAN" but refuses to act like "the man" then screw it. I'm not going back and I hope they replace the theaters with a book store, starbucks, candle shop and other places those kids will never set foot into.

When I lived in the suburbs with people who were high-class and well-heeled culturally I couldn't believe why there weren't grocery stores, banks, movie theaters and the like in "bad neighborhoods." Moving into a high-class neighborhood in DC I find that on holidays our neighbor the lawyer takes in her "Cousin's kids" who literally have no idea how to speak to an adult, comport themselves in public, or comprehend half of what they're hearing. The parents are already lost, we know they've been doing pot and cocaine for 20 years, the parents are involved in gangs, the parents never went to college or if they did, it was a lesser school, the parents aren't bringing their kids to the better restaurants where the kids must learn etiquette or else look like country bumpkins. In the end, no one of any race wants to hang out with kids and adults who have no idea how to act politely in a business environment.

The question I have is that blaming the parents is proven to be a waste of time when the parents themselves don't want the kids to act with etiquette. So we, as a society must leave the parents out of the equation and start enforcing quality of life violations like shouting or cursing with real enforcement. It's not a matter of the parents or a cultural group changing themselves, it is the Bill Cosbys of the world who know they must change someone else's kids if not with the carrot, then with the stick

Posted by: Anonymous | September 15, 2008 3:34 PM | Report abuse

l.m.a.o. i think that all these blogs are seriouslly hilarious!!! ya'll have wAy ToO much time on your hands... get a job!

Posted by: k74360 | September 15, 2008 3:38 PM | Report abuse

Thanks, Bored @ work. I was wondering what distances were involved in the mini-triathalon. I really can't stand JLo and seriously want to say something nasty, but after my pathetic performance just running across the parking lot the other nite, I'm too embarrassed.

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Very classy wedding for George Takei and Brad Altman. Cute that Altman beat Takei to the proposal. Also liked that that Walter Koenig and Nichelle Nichols were part of the wedding party.

Posted by: alex | September 15, 2008 3:52 PM | Report abuse

How Chris Cooley's Privates Hit the Internet
And how the Internet hit back! See also: the official Deadspin explanation.

So anyhow, maybe you saw how a photo of Chris Cooley's most personal parts became available for mass Internet consumption yesterday. If you're like Chris Cooley's brother Tanner--the editor of Cooley's blog, on which this photo first appeared--here's what you might have wondered:

"Dude, why did you take a naked picture of yourself and put it on the blog?"

Posted by: Anonymous | September 15, 2008 4:28 PM | Report abuse

No,no,no. You all misread. Jlo has a BOOT injury, not FOOT. So she can't sit on her bootie too shoes.
And maybe also she (like me) can't stand Heidi!!

Posted by: possum | September 15, 2008 5:43 PM | Report abuse

Seriously why don't you "celebs" just shut the hell up!!!! I recently read something Kid Rock wrote:

""I truly believe that people like myself, who are in a position of entertainers in the limelight, should keep their mouth shut on politics. Because at the end of the day, let me tell you what I 'm good at: I'm good at writing songs and singing. What I'm not educated in is the field of political science. And so for me to be sharing my views and influencing people of who I think they should be voting for … I think would be very irresponsible on my part. So I'll just keep my mouth shut on that. I think celebrity endorsements hurt politicians. Because as soon as somebody comes out for a politician, especially in Hollywood, when they all go, 'I'm voting for this guy!' — I go, 'That's not who I'm voting for!'

Now why can't the rest of you follow suit. You don't know what the hell you are talking about! I would be very curious to know what qualifications you have in politics and what your educational back ground is???? Just because you are "famous" to use YOUR stage and politic is plain ignorant. You should be damm glad you have a women that is running and that may actually win. If you and all your celeb haters are so discontent with the USA then fuc_ing MOVE to the Middle East. GET OUT PLEASE!! I am sure you can afford a ride to the airport. Make no mistake people like you and the media WILL win this election for the Republicans because of your leftist ways, hating and bashing McCain and Palin. They could just sit at home and win at this rate. Palin has done more for this country than 99% of all actors and musicians COMBINED! Stick to what you are "ok" at!


Posted by: Scott | September 16, 2008 5:15 PM | Report abuse

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