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Posted at 8:39 AM ET, 10/28/2008

Morning Mix: Amy Winehouse Hospitalized Again

By Liz Kelly

Julia Roberts and Bruce Willis at a Monday event in San Francisco benefiting Paul Newman's Hole in the Wall Camp. (Getty Images)


Headlines: Marilyn Manson, Michael Jackson and O.J. Simpson top list of scariest celebrities... Scarier: Donnie and Marie Osmond extend Las Vegas show to 2010... Amy Winehouse hospitalized for chest infection... Michael Lohan apologizes for slandering Lilo gal pal Samantha Ronson... Ricky Gervais and Thandi Newton re-enact Sarah Palin-inspired porn on talk show (NSFW)... "Dancing with the Stars's" Julianne Hough to have appendix surgery... LL Cool J drops out of Janet Jackson tour... Diddy's twins endorse Obama, don't want to kiss daddy... New Christina Aguilera video debuts online... Led Zeppelin to tour without Robert Plant (PostRock, help!)... Pic: Tom Cruise and Matt Lauer hug at Friars Club... Keanu Reeves' civil trial (for allegedly menacing a paparazzo with his Porsche) begins.

Crime Watch: Jennifer Hudson's nephew found dead... Simon Cowell and Paula Abdul send former "Idol" contestant their thoughts, prayers.

Rumor Mill Special Report -- Madge & Guy: Ritchie turns down $31.5 million settlement offer... Madonna and soon-to-be-ex reportedly gathering evidence about each other... Kabbalah leaders want swift resolution.

Rumor Mill: Michael Phelps paid $100,000 to swim laps at L.A. pool party?... Britney Spears (who works out, y'all) to play herself in biopic?... Michael Jackson planning comeback tour?... Brad Pitt lends his support to tattooed firefighters... Kate Hudson's Halloween party gets a visit from Johnny Law... Tyler Perry -- diva (divo?) on set?

Chat Alert: D.C. native, musician, actor and all-around opinionated guy Henry Rollins will take your questions live at 3 p.m. ET.

Made By You: Considering the humbling video producer Rocci and I posted here last week, I'm sure you've got your own celeb-inspired costumes locked and loaded. Share pix of yourself in costume in our reader-submitted photo gallery.

By Liz Kelly  | October 28, 2008; 8:39 AM ET
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Wow! Julia Roberts' face is long and narrow.

Posted by: jezebel3 | October 28, 2008 8:47 AM | Report abuse

I'm pretty sure Bruce Willis is purring in that picture.

Posted by: aesully | October 28, 2008 8:53 AM | Report abuse

Can you really have Led Zeppelin without Robert Plant?

A Britney Spears biopic? Didn't they learn their lesson from Crossroads?

From the Keanu Reeves story: '[A] man who said he hadn't been to a movie theater in 30 years said a friend gave him one of Reeves' movies with spectacular special effects, possibly describing "The Matrix." In the film, Reeves' character joins a war waged on multiple planes of reality.

Whatever the film, the plot threw the man, who said, "Frankly, I didn't understand it." '

I figure he was either watching The Matrix or Point Break, which I still don't get.

Posted by: DorkusMaximus1 | October 28, 2008 9:18 AM | Report abuse

Marilyn Manson, Michael Jackson and O.J. Simpson? I'd put Charles Manson, Jackson Pollock and Jessica Simpson up against those three ANY DAY.

For future reference, any time Amy W goes to hospital, if it's not called an overdose in the article, the reason should be in quotation marks. Some examples: Amy Winehouse hospitalized for "chest infection." Amy Winehouse hospitalized after being "hit by car." Amy Winehouse hospitalized following "bizarre gardening accident."

Led Zeppelin without Robert Plant? Apparently Messrs. Page and Jones learned nothing from what the rest of the world calls "Van Halen With Gary Cherone? Are you &$%&$#@ KIDDING me?"

Seen at that LA pool party: Charlie Sheen putting his wallet away and muttering "I thought they said $100K for Michelle Phillips to lap dance..."

I went to Lolla with my mom/
and my mom met everyone/
and I talked to henry rollins/
and he talked to my mom/
and my mom says he's no fun

The self-titled album by Chixdiggit is worth the purchase price just for the track "Henry Rollins Is No Fun." (I'd also say that about "Great Legs.")

Posted by: byoolin1 | October 28, 2008 9:19 AM | Report abuse

Is it just me, or does Julia Roberts have that look in her eyes that says, "Get me the $#%& away from this guy!"

Posted by: DorkusMaximus1 | October 28, 2008 9:29 AM | Report abuse

It looks like Bruce is in the process of smacking Julia in the back of the head. I would like to do that too, everytime I see or hear anything related to "Pretty Woman."

Posted by: VaLGaL | October 28, 2008 9:41 AM | Report abuse

Just after that picture of Julia and Bruce was taken, Bruce fed Julia a sugar cube from the palm of his hand.

Posted by: MStreet1 | October 28, 2008 9:43 AM | Report abuse

So I tuned in to see DWTS last night and I was SHOCKED that Carrie Ann said to Cloris "Toni had been booted off for this??"
Thought that was funny.

Posted by: unidos945 | October 28, 2008 9:47 AM | Report abuse

Wouldn't it be faster and more economical if you only posted the times when Amy Winehouse isn't in the hospital? That might save you some time.

Posted by: akmitc | October 28, 2008 9:47 AM | Report abuse

I'm afraid the only good thing about Janet Jackson's tour would have been LL Cool J opening for her. I would have gladly gone to see his rippling muscles on stage. Now ... meh ... not so much.

Posted by: flutterbyjen | October 28, 2008 9:47 AM | Report abuse

Damn, Sully, you beat me to it. Bruce Willis looks like Ernst Blofeld in that picture. Or possibly a thinner Jabba the Hutt. "Peesa wonkee Roberts...hoh hoh hoh!"

Posted by: Bawlmer | October 28, 2008 9:50 AM | Report abuse

Wow, just take a look at the reader comments on that Michael Jackson link in the Rumor Mill. Looks like luvlindsay has some MJ-loving cousins, and how. The concert promoters better make sure the medical tents have plenty of smelling salts.

Posted by: 44west | October 28, 2008 9:53 AM | Report abuse

"Rabbi Berg, the most senior kabbalah member and her spiritual leader....has now given Madonna a 24-hour deadline to come back to him with a plan to mediate towards a swift divorce resolution using a round-table of kabbalah leaders chaired by him."

After settling the Ritchie divorce, Berg's round-table will take on the South Ossetia dispute between Russia and Georgia, the Kashmiri border dispute between India and Pakistan, and the dispute over the Israeli/Palistinian Occupied Territories.

Posted by: mdreader01 | October 28, 2008 10:12 AM | Report abuse

Henry!!!! You've been too quiet during the run up to the election. WTF! First you stop Black Flag just when they were getting solid and now you stop your always entertaining video ranting just as they gift you Palin? (or did you go off on her somewhere and i just missed it)

Posted by: quintiliusvarus | October 28, 2008 10:14 AM | Report abuse

Bruce Willis is gently pitching his idea for "The Player 2: The Return of Bruno".

Posted by: yellojkt | October 28, 2008 10:43 AM | Report abuse

Marilyn Manson is creepy in a whole different way than MJ and OJ. Manson is probably an act, MJ and OJ are a way of life.

Prayers to Jennifer Hudson and her family. Killing a child deserves the gravest punishment the law allows.

Posted by: epjd | October 28, 2008 10:48 AM | Report abuse

No, Bruce Willis doesn't look like he's smacking Julia Roberts, he looks like he's trying to awkwardly/stalkerishly stroke her hair without her noticing. Really, it's pretty creepy. Also, Bruce Willis looks old.

mdreader01-before Rabbi Berg moves on to South Ossetia, Kashmir and Israel/Palestine, he will be negotiating a peaceful separation of Sarah Palin and her $150,000 wardrobe :)

Posted by: ASinMoCo | October 28, 2008 10:54 AM | Report abuse

I'm sure the leaders want a swift resolution. I would to if that much money was invovled, this could their cut.

Bruce looks creepy in photo and yes, Julia does have a get me the $%^&& away from this guy look.

Is Amy Winehouse the only human to have more lives than a cat? Although she does seem to be running out of functioning body parts.

Sympathies to Jennifer Hudson and family.

Posted by: petalceleb | October 28, 2008 10:57 AM | Report abuse

Here's a fairly short, simply-written but touching tribute to Jennifer Hudson and her family that some in this group might be interested in reading.
"Jennifer Hudson...what is there to say?"
This would be such a tragedy for anyone, although Jennifer sounds like a genuinely nice person, so it touches our hearts even more. I guess the only thing worse would have been if they couldn't find the little boy's body.

Posted by: Nosy_Parker | October 28, 2008 11:05 AM | Report abuse

Do you get the feeling that through their smiling teeth Matt and Tom are calling each other every name in the book? Katie Couric had the best line at the roast naming Matt Lauer's where in the world segment "who the hell cares where Matt Lauer is".

Who are these Kabbalah leaders who think they have sway over Madonna's ego??? I predict she won't give in and next year we'll find out she becomes a Scientologist or founds her own religion. Hodie calls it now.

Going to Vegas the week after next. Thanks for the info Liz on Donnie and Marie. There's a show I might be able to afford. I'm a little bit country...Oh somebody stop me!!!!!

Posted by: hodie | October 28, 2008 11:09 AM | Report abuse

Bruce Willis has more hair on his hand than Julia has on her entire head ( or his head, for that matter). I can just hear him saying..."Hehhhhh...hehhhh...wanna pet my rat???"

Posted by: possum_pouch | October 28, 2008 11:13 AM | Report abuse

Props to Bruce for rockin it au naturel with the hair... and I won't snark on him and Julia because they are supporting the most awsome-est of unsnarkables, the late Mr. Newman -

We miss you!

Posted by: LTL1 | October 28, 2008 11:25 AM | Report abuse

So I tuned in to see DWTS last night and I was SHOCKED that Carrie Ann said to Cloris "Toni had been booted off for this??"
Thought that was funny.

My sister and I watching it thought that was just mean. They asked an 80+ woman to be on the show and then they're complaining about the fact that she can't really dance that well? It's idiotic! And b*&#%y Carrie Ann can't stand it that she's not judging real competitors? That's because you're on a silly show. I think they should acknowledge she is doing okay for her age and that the audience obviously is enjoying seeing it.

Posted by: msame | October 28, 2008 11:35 AM | Report abuse

I won't snark on him and Julia because they are supporting the most awsome-est of unsnarkables, the late Mr. Newman -

We miss you!

Posted by: LTL1 | October 28, 2008 11:25 AM

Newman cheated on both of his wives. No one is snarkproof.

Posted by: jezebel3 | October 28, 2008 11:51 AM | Report abuse

Looks as though Julia is giving someone the "eye signal" to come rescue her from Bruce Willis who appears to be contemplating how he would add more carmel highlights and a root tough-up to her hair.

Posted by: hodie | October 28, 2008 12:24 PM | Report abuse

that was supposed to say "touch-up". Thank goodness the Spelling Police is no longer around!

Posted by: hodie | October 28, 2008 12:26 PM | Report abuse

Love LL Cool J! He doesn't need Janet Jackson and her brand of whacko. He shouldn't be opening for anybody. He's a class act unto himself

Posted by: JLRGG | October 28, 2008 12:39 PM | Report abuse

The Lizard Island Manhattan Project is real --,2933,444396,00.html

Can we make a Tiki Bar a reality too?

Posted by: epjd | October 28, 2008 12:48 PM | Report abuse

ep, after reading that, I feel the only proper response as a rocket scientist is to bang my head against the desk. Repeatedly.

Posted by: DorkusMaximus1 | October 28, 2008 1:00 PM | Report abuse

The Lizard Island Manhattan Project is real --,2933,444396,00.html

Hilarious! thanks ep! Only we know Paris' worries are not unfounded!

Posted by: hodie | October 28, 2008 1:02 PM | Report abuse

Favorite part from the Hilton story -"...afraid that when she takes her journey to the final frontier, she might not return for 10,000 years"

And I'll say what everyone else is thinking

"If only"

Posted by: jakeepoo | October 28, 2008 1:03 PM | Report abuse

(Rereading the Paris Hilton article)

"What with the whole light-years thing..."

[Bang, bang, bang, bang, bang....]

Posted by: DorkusMaximus1 | October 28, 2008 1:24 PM | Report abuse

Damn. Skip Graham Norton one Saturday night, and see what you miss. I love how Thandi Newton was doing all the winks and hand gestures...

Posted by: Chasmosaur1 | October 28, 2008 1:42 PM | Report abuse

So sad about JH's family and little nephew.

Madge, ain't no way Guy is walking with such a small settlement. Next time, prenup.

I agree that Matt and Tom are probably gnashing their teeth and biting their respective tongues during these publicly "affable" moments.

Okay, this is not celebrity snark, but let's call it a lizard community curiosity. I'd be interested in what percentage we get. I originally received it as a wmv file that did not have the commentary titles at the start and finish, but this is the one available on YouTube. Blew me away!

Posted by: sorcerers_cat | October 28, 2008 2:59 PM | Report abuse

The Lizard Island Manhattan Project is real --,2933,444396,00.html


Let's do it...again!

Posted by: sasquatchbigfoot | October 28, 2008 3:03 PM | Report abuse

Owe, the humanity!

"Lawyers Deem Lindsay Just a 'Semi-Celebrity'"
By Josh Grossberg Mon Oct 27, 1:57 PM PDT

She might have been dumped by Ugly Betty, but here's one role Lindsay Lohan is finding it hard to get away from.

Lawyers in a case pitting Lohan sidekick Samantha Ronson against her former attorney are slamming the the actress for her reluctance in giving a videotaped deposition.

"The only apparent rationale for her demands is that she is Lindsay Lohan and thus too important to be required like everyone else to comply with statutorily specified...obligations," the opposing lawyers argued in a motion filed Friday.

Ronson sued New York-based lawyer Martin Garbus for allegedly bungling her defamation suit against Perez Hilton for suggesting she played a role in Lohan's DUI bust in 2007.

Garbus' team wants to query Lohan as a "critical witness," but Lohan has fought the request, filing an earlier motion saying that such a recording would inevitably be leaked, causing her "unwarranted annoyance, embarrassment, oppression, undue burden and expense."

The only way she'd agree to such an interrogation is with a number of safeguards in place—something Garbus' crew says goes "far beyond [the protections] afforded to even a president of the United States when he was deposed."

"The only apparent rationale is that she is a semi-celebrity," his lawyers say in court papers, pointing out that Lohan has no problem writing openly on her blog about her "tumultuous relationships."

Ronson also filed a motion earlier this month asking not to have her deposition taped.

A judge is expected to rule on the matter Nov. 6.

Posted by: Nosy_Parker | October 28, 2008 3:28 PM | Report abuse

The Jennifer Hudson story is just heartbreaking. Her mother, brother AND nephew? Good Lord.

I've always liked Julia Roberts just 'cause she is so uniquely beautiful and so not the ubiquitous starved/fake-boobed/fake-tanned/fake-blond Hollywood lollipop.

Posted by: Californian11 | October 28, 2008 7:48 PM | Report abuse

When does Brad Pitt find the time to write letters about firefighters and tattoos? Does the father of many kids have nothing else to do?

Posted by: td_in_baltimore | October 28, 2008 9:09 PM | Report abuse

-My condolences to Jennifer Hudson and the rest of the Hudson Family.

-Even Diddy's baby daugthers know he is shady.

Posted by: lisjaka2 | October 28, 2008 9:32 PM | Report abuse

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