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Posted at 8:12 AM ET, 09/ 9/2008

Morning Mix: Minnie Driver Delivers Son; Jacko's Undies Up for Grabs

By Liz Kelly
Tuesday

Headlines: Minnie Driver delivers baby boy, Henry Story Driver... Jennifer Lopez will join judges for "Project Runway" season finale... Barbra Streisand to headline Obama fundraiser... Brooke Hogan on Sarah Palin: "Who's that?"... Michelle Williams taking a year off from acting... Pete Wentz says he and Ashlee Simpson aren't having twins; recalls a game of Russian roulette... Jerry O'Connell apologizes for calling pregnant wife Rebecca Romijn "huge"... 50 Cent wins right to see his son regularly... Verne Troyer sex tape hits the market.

Rumor Mill: Michael Jackson's used underwear for sale to highest bidder. Ewwww.. Did Jennifer Aniston and Brad Pitt have a dinner date?... Heather Mills shopping novel about model who marries rock star... Lil' Wayne refused to go through security at Fashion Rocks event... Ellen DeGeneres the newest face of Cover Girl?... Ashton Kutcher coaching prep school football team?... Robert De Niro's Nobu serving endangered tuna?

Say What?
"I love the twins too much to subject them to George." -- Brad Pitt on why pal George Clooney isn't godfather material.

By Liz Kelly  | September 9, 2008; 8:12 AM ET
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You know, when I was a kid growing up in Canada, the event of the season was when the Sears Christmas Wish Book would come in the mail. My brother and I would go through the toy section of the catalogue and on every page one of us would exclaim, "I want that! I want that!"

Between video of Verne Troyer bangin' an ugly girl and Michael Jackson's skidmarked tighty-whities, it's just like Christmas Wish Book all over again.

Posted by: byoolin is actually grateful for that two-hour meeting he has to attend this morning. | September 9, 2008 8:32 AM | Report abuse

"Verne Troyer sex tape hits the market. Market hits back."

Posted by: 23112 | September 9, 2008 8:42 AM | Report abuse

And in other news, the headline I LEAST expected to see today is:

"Singer John Oates visits his old Penn. high school"

Posted by: 23112 | September 9, 2008 8:44 AM | Report abuse

And in other news, the headline I LEAST expected to see today is:

"Singer John Oates visits his old Penn. high school"

Posted by: 23112 | September 9, 2008 8:44 AM

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Well, the first time they asked, he said, "No, I - I can't go for that."
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vouDK-LELEU

Posted by: byoolin | September 9, 2008 8:49 AM | Report abuse

"Michael Jackson's used underwear for sale to highest bidder. Ewwww.."

Ewwwwww indeed!

byoolin, I hereby promise not to out bid you on those undies while you take that meeting.

Posted by: Curmudgeon | September 9, 2008 8:54 AM | Report abuse

"Michael Jackson's used underwear for sale to highest bidder. Ewwww.."

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Somewhere a Japanese business man is logging onto eBay...

Posted by: Dorkus | September 9, 2008 9:03 AM | Report abuse

"I'm too impulsive. I'd probably get mad and shoot someone over a part in a song or something." -Pete Wentz on not owning a gun

-Really Ashley, that's some good husband material right there.

Posted by: Dorkus | September 9, 2008 9:07 AM | Report abuse

You know I always wonder when random and gross things like that pop up on ebay - how is there any proof that they belonged to who they say they belonged too?

I mean I guess the proof is that if you were making it up - why say they were Michael's when you could say they were George C's?

Posted by: sjcpeach | September 9, 2008 9:10 AM | Report abuse

Brooke Hogan....."Who's that?"

Ellen Degeneres new CoverGirl. She's actually very pretty when she's not trying to be a man. I remember her years ago when she did standup and still had long hair, she was quite attractive.

Jerry O'Connell apologizes to Rebecca, most likely because she can probably kick his butt (visualizing her X-men character) and now has hormones running through her system that will ensure he would not escape unscathed.

Michelle Williams taking a year off acting...Will anyone miss her?

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

I mean I guess the proof is that if you were making it up - why say they were Michael's when you could say they were George C's?


Posted by: sjcpeach | September 9, 2008 9:10 AM

There's always DNA analysis.....ewwwwww!

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

Boxers or briefs??? I just can't picture it. (Not that I want to).

Posted by: hodie` | September 9, 2008 9:14 AM | Report abuse

Dorkus sez:

"Somewhere a Japanese business man is logging onto eBay..."

Curmudgeon sez:

hahahahahahahahahahahahahaaaa

well done!

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

Brooke Hogan....."Who's that?"

Touché

Posted by: Brooke Hogan | September 9, 2008 9:29 AM | Report abuse

Hodie-I don't think Ellen is trying to look "like a man" so much as she just has one of those faces that doesn't age too well. I'm sure all the money she makes is quite the consolation though.

Posted by: jelo | September 9, 2008 9:31 AM | Report abuse

I'm sure all the money she makes is quite the consolation though.

Posted by: jelo | September 9, 2008 9:31 AM

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I'm sure being married to Portia de Rossi is also a pretty nice consolation as well

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

Michelle Williams is taking a year off to cling on to Spike Jonze, her new fella, you mean.

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

Michelle who?

I hope Heather's book isn't autobiographical. She may set the world reccord for fastest pulping of a book run.

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

Bawbwa doing a concert for Bawack - it's like a big stick of buttah.....

Posted by: Groovis wants you to talk amongst yourselves | September 9, 2008 9:58 AM | Report abuse

Michael Jackson wears a size 28 brief -- something else he has in common with all those young boys he befriends. (And yet something else I really didn't want to know.)

"Also being sold are the Gloved One's handwritten note explaining why he wants an annulment from Lisa Marie Presley and a used half-ounce tube of skin-bleaching cream."

I guess that after having 'Cilla as a mother-in-law, MJ looked at that man in the mirror and realized he had to "make that change." The note I mean, not the cream. Though really. . . .

And it's too bad Laura Bennett (Project Runway, Season 3) isn't competing this year. Between all Laura's sternum-baring creations and JLo's infamous green dress, it would've been a match made in design heaven.

Posted by: td | September 9, 2008 10:03 AM | Report abuse

"I love the twins too much to subject them to George" -

See - that's the difference between men and women. I think there are a lot of women out there who wouldn't mind subjecting their twins to George Clooney....

Posted by: Groovis | September 9, 2008 10:09 AM | Report abuse

"Barbra Streisand to headline Obama fundraiser..." -- I imagine he only agreed to it if she promised not to sing anything from "A Star Is Born." Blecch.

Though I am sure Babs will be persuaded to sing SOMETHING at the event, perhaps new twists on old gems like " 'Bama, Can You Hear Me?" or "Four More Years? (Enough Is Enough)."

After which all proceeds from the inevitable concert CD, "Color Me Barack," will be donated to the Obama campaign.

Posted by: td has a topic for groovis | September 9, 2008 10:16 AM | Report abuse

It's a good thing that Michelle Williams told us she's taking a year off, otherwise we might not have noticed.

"I want to humble myself in front of a task life embroidery. I like how really physical work can free your mind."

First, I'd really like to know what "life embroidery" is. This is what happens when you fire all your copy editors and proofreaders. It's so much fun watching my industry swirl down the drain.

Second, I should send her out to my grandfather's cattle ranch so she can really understand how "physical work can free your mind." I'm sure she'd love to string fence or help out at branding time.

Posted by: Sappho | September 9, 2008 10:20 AM | Report abuse

Why bother serving endangered tuna? All they have to do is open a can of Sea Chicken, say Bob de Niro breathed on it, and they can still sell it for $600.

Posted by: possum | September 9, 2008 10:21 AM | Report abuse

The comments under that Striesand story are hysterical. Samples:

* "I think it is a good luck charm for Obama, since she sang for Gore and Kerry before!"
* "Streisand vs. Oprah: Celebrity Death Match for rights to the Lincoln Bedroom!"
* "I think Al Gore actually was SLIM before she sang...don't know what other folly has beset Swiftboat Johnny..."
* "Poor Obama. To have Streisand show up at your event - what an embarrassing old woman."

Posted by: td | September 9, 2008 10:27 AM | Report abuse

Will the lead character in Heather Mills' novel also be a former porn star?

Can't really think past that Verne Troyer sex tape. Not enough brain bleach in the world.

Should Michelle Willaims be doing something to support her kid, since the kid's dad left her out of the will?

Posted by: ep | September 9, 2008 10:38 AM | Report abuse

Should Michelle Willaims be doing something to support her kid, since the kid's dad left her out of the will?

Posted by: ep | September 9, 2008 10:38 AM

But ep, she has all those Dawson's Creek royalties checks coming in.

Posted by: Dorkus singing 'I don't wanna wait...' | September 9, 2008 10:41 AM | Report abuse

So, td - you've got me thinking - who would *should* be giving concerts for the candidates?

My first thought is that the Rolling Stones (or some other group of rich old geezers) should be doing a concert for John McCain.

Posted by: Groovis | September 9, 2008 10:42 AM | Report abuse


"Michael Jackson's used underwear for sale to highest bidder. Ewwww.."

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Somewhere a Japanese business man is logging onto eBay...

Posted by: Dorkus | September 9, 2008 9:03 AM

And apparently NJ business men as well considering the collection of MJ stuff this guy from Jersey is auctioning off. Are people really still big enough fans of his to want his reason for annulment letter or skin bleaching cream? And how does a pair of Jacko's underwear taken as evidence by the police end up in private hands anyways, let alone being obtained because of a bankruptcy.

Posted by: That Guy | September 9, 2008 10:51 AM | Report abuse

I know I've read before that eBay does not allow people to sell used underwear, so I'm not sure how this is even getting listed.

Posted by: mouse, who joins in the chorus of eww! | September 9, 2008 11:00 AM | Report abuse

My first thought is that the Rolling Stones (or some other group of rich old geezers) should be doing a concert for John McCain.

Posted by: Groovis | September 9, 2008 10:42 AM


McCain would probably dedicate "I Can't Get No Satisfaction" to Cindy....

and "I want to be your beast of burden"
to Palin.

Posted by: b | September 9, 2008 11:41 AM | Report abuse

Ewwww, does not begin to cover it. Why would anyone want to keep dirty underwear?

Lil Wayne was alert enough to know he had to go through security? Wow!

Posted by: petal | September 9, 2008 11:45 AM | Report abuse

The Stones could play "Mother's Little Helper" for Cindy McCain.

Posted by: Nosy Parker | September 9, 2008 11:47 AM | Report abuse

nice one, nosy...

wow. i just had a visual of mcc. himself doing the vocals for "sympathy for the devil"

Posted by: b | September 9, 2008 11:49 AM | Report abuse

"Pete Wentz says he and Ashlee Simpson aren't having twins"


Wasn't he the same one that said a few months ago that Ashlee Simpson wasn't pregnant. Dude, doesn't have a good record of credibility.

Posted by: Anonymous | September 9, 2008 11:49 AM | Report abuse

"Verne Troyer sex tape hits the market."

- Flea market, perhaps?

"Minnie Driver delivers baby boy, Henry Story Driver..."

- Dern it! My money was on "Sunday" or "Pile" or "Truck"

"'I love the twins too much to subject them to George.' -- Brad Pitt on why pal George Clooney isn't godfather material."

- Oh, I think Cloon would make a fab godfather. I can just picture him sitting in an overstuffed leather chair making them an offer they can't refuse.


Posted by: MoCoSnarky | September 9, 2008 12:03 PM | Report abuse

MoCoSnarky, don't despair. Maybe Nicole and Keith's daughter could marry Minnie's son...

Posted by: Nosy Parker | September 9, 2008 12:08 PM | Report abuse

Queen Liz,

When MJ's undies are snapped-up or when Verne Troyer's video is readied for the big screen, will you let us know the details?

This could produce a once-in-a-lifetime snark-a-rama that would surpass a typical BKD.

Posted by: Curmudgeon | September 9, 2008 12:48 PM | Report abuse

I feel sick.....

Posted by: Ewwwwww | September 9, 2008 1:06 PM | Report abuse

I've been away from the Island for a few days so this may be old news, but did anyone see this:

ET: Naomi Campbell reveals she was infertile
Sept. 9, 2008, 12:10 PM EST
Entertainment Tonight

Earlier this spring it was reported that Naomi Campbell underwent surgery in Brazil and now the headline-making supermodel reveals it was actually an operation that corrected her infertility.

"They thought it was a cyst," People magazine says she told Britain's Press Association. "When they opened it up they realized it was more."

Naomi says she can now do something she's always longed for -- have a family. "I was not able to have children up until March," she said. "Now it's in God's hands. I would love to have a family."
http://movies.msn.com/movies/article.aspx/?news=330007>1=28101

Posted by: clw | September 9, 2008 1:25 PM | Report abuse

JEN! Stay away from BRAD!!! HEs no GOOD!11 I rusheed to the libary from the cat show to say that JEN DOENS"T NEED BRAD OR ANY MAN!!! SHE"S GOT SMARTWATER!!!! It sure makes my kittiecats happyer and i KNOW it will make everyone happy if they JUST DRINK IT!!!
Some IJIOT at the catshow kept gong on about ijiot TENIS!! AND some guy named ROGER. HUH! AS IF!!! DOES HE HAVE HIS OWN WATER??? NOT AS GOOD AD JEN AND TENIS IS UNAmarCIAN!!!
HUGS TO JEN!!!!!!!!! who never plays tenis.

Posted by: luvjen | September 9, 2008 1:36 PM | Report abuse

If you get an invitation that doesn't include your kids,

And you go,

And you find there are a bunch of kids from both family and friends of the bride and groom,

you should get the hint loud and clear. It's not that kids weren't invited, It's *YOUR* kids that weren't invited!

Posted by: Anonymous | September 9, 2008 12:21 PM

Posted by: Anonymous | September 9, 2008 1:47 PM | Report abuse

I should've said earlier that if YouTube or somewhere has that old SNL ad of John McCain singing Barbra Striesand songs, watch it -- hilarious.

"She's always telling me how to do my job, so I thought I'd try hers."

BONUS: The album cover featuring McCain's head on the Striesand Superman body.

Posted by: td | September 9, 2008 1:52 PM | Report abuse

On the other hand, if your day is all about having the wedding of your dreams and staring at lovely photos of yourself in an album for years to come, including after the divorce, then having those closest to you on your wedding day might very well be no big deal. I trust all those who skipped your bash knew good and well how you felt about their attendance. They probably had a much better time at the parties they attended than they would have at your over-priced wedding. (I'll bet you told all your guests the per-head cost as well as the price of your dress, your shoes, the hotel and your honeymoon - gracious bride that you were.)

Posted by: Oh, brother! | September 9, 2008 1:52 PM

Posted by: Anonymous | September 9, 2008 1:57 PM | Report abuse

check out the comment at 2:05 on the OP blog. finally shut some of the blow hards up. good stuff!

Posted by: Anonymous | September 9, 2008 2:31 PM | Report abuse

Despite Kutcher's taste for cougars, our insider tells us, "Girls have been flocking to the stands to watch football practice."
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No doubt..

Posted by: hodie | September 9, 2008 2:40 PM | Report abuse

Look for Howard Stern to shock again on Tuesday morning when he's due to kick off the auction of a 22-year-old beauty's virginity.

Expected to step on the block, so to speak, of Stern's Sirius radio studio is a San Diego woman who says she wants to sell her maidenhood to pay her college tuition.

"I don't have a moral dilemma with it," says the pretty brunette, who's using the pseudonym of Natalie Dylan "for safety reasons."

"We live in a capitalist society," she tells us. "Why shouldn't I be allowed to capitalize on my virginity?"

Dylan was introduced to Stern by Dennis Hof, proprietor of the Moonlite Bunny Ranch, Nevada's famed legal brothel (seen on HBO's hit series "Cathouse.")

Hof says the auction will be conducted online via bunnyranch.com, and that the deal will be consummated at the Bunny Ranch, where Dylan's sister already works. "I think it's a tremendous idea," he says. "Why lose it to some guy in the backseat of a Toyota when you can pay for your education?"

There won't be any questions about Dylan's virtue: The lass says she's willing to submit to a polygraph test and a gynecological exam to confirm her virginity.

According to Dylan, she and her sister were forced into the skin trade partly because their stepfather allegedly took out student loans in their names without their permission, leaving them unable to finance their education.

She says she's already earned her bachelor's degree in women's studies at Sacramento State and that in January she'll start her master's work in marriage and family therapy there. She hopes to get a doctorate.

Meanwhile, her mother, a "conservative" fourth-grade teacher, doesn't approve of what she's doing, "but she supports me."

More worrisome is the potential media storm. "I understand some people may condemn me," Dylan says. "But I think this is empowering. I'm using what I have to better myself."

Dylan told us she got the auction idea after reading about a Peruvian woman who needed to pay for her mother's medical bills. A Canadian man made a whopping $1.5 million bid, but the woman reportedly decided not to go through with the sex.

Dylan says the winner won't necessarily be the highest bidder. "I want someone with chemistry. We'll take bids until I find a suitor I'm happy with.”

Posted by: Anonymous | September 9, 2008 2:59 PM | Report abuse

No wonder Lil' Wayne refused to go through security at the Fashion Rocks thing. Naomi Campbell was there too. Maybe someone saw her with a cell phone.

Posted by: byoolin sez "Thugs need protection too." | September 9, 2008 3:02 PM | Report abuse

THIS JUST IN:

According to The Huffington Post, "The Church of Scientology and seven of its top members are to stand trial in Paris on fraud charges after an investigation into allegations by a former member that the church swindled her out of more than $28,000."

Posted by: Curmudgeon wants to see them sue a nation | September 9, 2008 3:03 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: Curmudgeon wants to see them sue a nation | September 9, 2008 3:03 PM

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Don't think they won't try.

Posted by: Dorkus being glib | September 9, 2008 3:05 PM | Report abuse

Has anyone taken a gander at the George Jones pic on the front page? That guy looks like he's in Michael Jackson/Joan Rivers plastic surgery territory. Yowza!

Nice try, Brad, but based on what George has said in the media, kids aren't welcome at his Lake Como home. Somehow I'm guessing Angie doesn't like Brad having friends, so perhaps Angie isn't either.

Posted by: Californian | September 9, 2008 3:06 PM | Report abuse

I heart Minnie Driver for being a celeb who named her child something normal! (Well, the first name anyway, don't know what's up with "Story".)

Posted by: Californian | September 9, 2008 3:06 PM | Report abuse

Wow it's quiet here! Did the cross-posting trolls annoy everyone away?

And, where has Sas been lately?

Posted by: AW | September 9, 2008 3:27 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: Curmudgeon wants to see them sue a nation | September 9, 2008 3:03 PM

Didn't they already sue Germany over its (initial) refusal to let Cruise make a film there?

Don't know the story behind Minnie's "Story," but maybe Nicole and Keith's daughter could marry Minnie's son...

Posted by: Nosy Parker | September 9, 2008 3:46 PM | Report abuse

(Well, the first name anyway, don't know what's up with "Story".)

Actually, it could be the father's last name or a family name. I happened to know a couple of people with the last name of Story that are unrelated.

Posted by: Not to be a downer, but... | September 9, 2008 3:52 PM | Report abuse

Bard was talking about the Jolie twins, not the Pitt-Jolie twins.

Posted by: Stick | September 9, 2008 3:53 PM | Report abuse

Wow it's quiet here! Did the cross-posting trolls annoy everyone away?

And, where has Sas been lately?

Posted by: AW | September 9, 2008 3:27 PM


He might be getting a "tune up" like ArmyBrat over at the OP blog. I hope his plumbing still works afterwards!

Posted by: Anonymous | September 9, 2008 3:54 PM | Report abuse

Michelle Williams on taking a year off to cope with Heath Ledger’s death:

And she admits combining a busy work schedule with being a full-time mom has left her mentally exhausted.

The 28-year-old tells the New York Times, "I'm going to take a year off. I think I stopped feeling creative a while ago, and I'm just realizing it now.

"I used to have all the time in the world to daydream and even just to dream and let your unconscious do some of the work for you. Now I'm up at five in the morning and I don't remember what I dreamed about."

And she plans to use her time productively by spending time with Matilda, 3, and learning a new hobby: "I want to humble myself in front of a task life embroidery. I like how really physical work can free your mind."

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(Note: I think "life" is a typo for "like.")

I see that I wasn't the only one who was annoyed by this. I'm not totally devoid of sympathy for Michelle Williams, but she comes across as being self-absorbed and totally out of touch with the way most people live. Almost everyone I know has had illness and tragedy affect their lives, including some losses far greater than the death of a former fiance. Most of us are lucky to have a few days off from our middle class jobs to cope with the physical or emotional loss before we're expected to resume our responsibilities without any significant decrease in performance level. We don't have the luxury to worry about our dreams, daydreams, or the physically-demanding nature of our embroidery tasks since we're too busy trying to pay our mortgages and our grocery bills. Reading about Michelle Williams whine about how hard it is to combine a grueling career as a highly paid movie star with motherhood while she tries to cope with her grief just hits a sour note with me.

I hope Colin Farrell, Johnny Depp, and Jude Law and still happy about donating their salaries to Michelle Williams and baby so she can take it easy.

Posted by: alex, feeling mean | September 9, 2008 4:21 PM | Report abuse

Army brat really is a "blow hard", in every sense of the word..............

Posted by: Anonymous | September 9, 2008 4:18 PM


No wonder Sasquatch on the celeb blog keeps calling AB a blowhard! we just didnt understand the context.

Posted by: Anonymous | September 9, 2008 4:29 PM

Posted by: Anonymous | September 9, 2008 4:29 PM | Report abuse

glad you got that off your chest, Alex and I say Amen.

Posted by: hodie | September 9, 2008 4:30 PM | Report abuse

Sorry--I know I went on a bit of a rant about MW. She really hit a nerve with me. Backing off now . . .

Posted by: alex, verging on postal all day | September 9, 2008 5:26 PM | Report abuse

Oh my god. Lance Armstrong is coming back to cycling. He must be bored with boffing every woman within a 50 mile radius. Guess he needs to go back to France to find some fresh meat.

Posted by: possum | September 9, 2008 5:34 PM | Report abuse

Alex no need to apologize. You were dead on in your assessment. It is a touch self-absorbed. She is just lucky that she had the luxury to take a whole year off to be with her child. How many moms would love to be able to stay at home with their kids but just can't. Plus, the whole "embroidery" as phycial labor is just plain insulting to everyone who has to do real physical labor.

Posted by: ep | September 9, 2008 5:34 PM | Report abuse

Well, the first time they asked, he said, "No, I - I can't go for that."
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vouDK-LELEU

Posted by: byoolin | September 9, 2008 8:49 AM

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Like I said yesterday, H&O made the lamest videos, by their own admission. Great song, though.

Here's the SNL parody of John McCain singing Striesand:
http://politicalhumor.about.com/od/saturdaynightlive/v/mccainstreisand.htm

Posted by: td | September 10, 2008 5:52 AM | Report abuse

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