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Celebritology 2.0: November 30, 2008 - December 6, 2008

About Face: Is Brad Bringing Back the 'Stache?

Mr. Moustache, Brad Pitt. (AP) Talk of Brad Pitt's new moustache is growing faster than a pre-teen boy's first lip tickler. Even serious morning journalist Ann Curry took time out from considering Pitt's paparazzi aversion and Angelina Jolie baby-making to offer her own saccharin-yet-scary family anecdote about male facial hair. A few days earlier, Pitt told a gullible gaggle of entertainment scribes that he intended to single-handedly bring the moustache back into style. But is this really a look that bears a redux or will it be less welcome than that unfortunate leg warmer resurgence of a couple years back? Can any of us under the age of 30-something even point to one sexy 'stache sporting celeb? Or, are we all -- like me -- put more in the mind of Tom Selleck's bristly "Magnum P.I." or Motorhead's Lemmy (who, it bears noting, is about as un-sexy as one...

By Liz Kelly  | December 5, 2008; 1:42 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (31)
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Morning Mix: Madonna Just a Friend, Says A-Rod

Headlines: Jennifer Aniston says her Angelina Jolie "uncool" comment was taken out of context... Brangelina donate $100K to children's charity... A-Rod says he and Madonna are "friends -- that's it" (more below in Rumor Mill)... Tom Cruise bought engagement ring for Katie Holmes after first date... Heather Locklear learned "hard lessons" this year... Note to Diddy -- don't use the word "anal" when trying to talk up your new cologne. Crime Watch: L.A. police search for two "persons of interest" in shooting of Mark Ruffalo's brother... Hudson murders suspect has long rap sheet... Britney Spears's first ex-husband jailed for probation violation... Victim supports Roman Polanski's bid to have conviction dismissed. Rumor Mill: A-Rod already straying from "friend" Madonna?... Did Nicole Kidman really give birth to Sunday Rose?... Amy Winehouse visited husband in hospital for "farewell bonk"... Nicole Ritchie pleased with Paris Hilton/Benji Madden split... Johnny Depp to play Dante...

By Liz Kelly  | December 5, 2008; 7:35 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (68)
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It Came from... Canada

A new semi-recurring feature in which we highlight/celebrate/deride celebrities from a particular geographic location. Have a location you'd like to see highlighted? Submit your suggestions as a comment below. William Shatner. (Photo Illustration by Liz Kelly) Today, we shine a spotlight on performers who hail from our northern neighbor -- Canada. Before you dismiss the Canuck celeb gene pool as all McKenzie brothers and Celine Dions, just consider these fine peformers -- Canadians all -- who have made a Maple leaf-sized impact on the entertainment landscape: Pam Anderson - No, this busty blonde wasn't born fully formed on a California beach. Pamela Denise Anderson hails from Comox, British Columbia, and worked as a Vancouver fitness instructor and Labatt's beer model before springing to fame as one of David Hasselhoff's luscious lifeguards on "Baywatch." William Shatner - They grow their hams big north of the border. Shatner-sized to be precise. The...

By Liz Kelly  | December 4, 2008; 11:06 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (78)
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Morning Mix: Lawyer -- Boy George 'Too Fat' to Attack Male Escort

Headlines: Britney Spears's "Circus" video leaked on Japanese site (may take a few secs to load)... Tom Hanks says he'd gladly stand in crowd to attend inauguration... Oprah moving show to D.C. during inauguration week... John Hamm to play Tina Fey's love interest on "30 Rock"... Madonna meets Argentina's president, ex-hostage... George Clooney, Mariah Carey among stars to sign bowls for hunger relief charity auction... Victoria Beckham launches line of dresses... Mom gives Heidi Montag's marriage "six months"... Jennifer Aniston says she "longs" for motherhood... Anne Heche expecting... "Baywatch" alumna Gena Lee Nolin gives birth to baby girl... Badass Samuel L. Jackson honored at Cinematheque Awards... Stephen Colbert wants to trounce Kanye West in album sales... "Twilight's" Kristen Stewart to play Joan Jett in upcoming biopic... "Project Runway" winner Christian Siriano to design shoes for Payless... Woman sues Tyler Perry for copyright infringement... "Real Housewives of Atlanta's" NeNe evicted....

By Liz Kelly  | December 4, 2008; 8:06 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (36)
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And Now a Few Words from K-Fed

Kevin Federline. (AP) Yesterday, a resurgent Britney Spears celebrated her birthday on "Good Morning America," announced plans for a North American tour, showed off some seriously re-toned abs, lip-synched her way through a passable performance and topped off the evening with a little spillage and a general basking in the glow of her rekindled career. And let us not leave out Sunday's overhyped MTV special "Britney: For the Record," in which the embattled popstress gave us a peek into her as-yet unsettled psyche: She feels controlled, she's not always happy, she shouldn't have gotten married so young, etc. The overwhelming takeaway was that Brit has a lot of regrets, among them a six-foot-and-change former back-up dancer turned failed rapper with whom she procreated. Twice. All that is well and good. Catharsis makes for healing and so forth. However, that six-foot mistake -- Kevin Federline, aka K-Fed -- has a...

By Liz Kelly  | December 3, 2008; 10:43 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (20)
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Morning Mix: Patrick Swayze Says He's Still Winning Cancer Battle

Evan Rachel Wood attends the 18th Annual Gotham Independent Film Awards at Museum of Finance in New York. (Getty Images) Headlines: Despite tabloid reports, Patrick Swayze says he's winning his cancer battle... Going out of his way to ensure more paparazzi coverage, Brad Pitt says he "hates" the paparazzi, talks to Brangelina go-to gal Ann Curry (video)... Britney Spears's U.S. tour to kick off in March; comeback unimpressive to some... Mickey Rourke nominated for best-acting Spirit Award... Retrospective of Naomi Campbell photos opens in Miami... 10 celebs who allegedly play World of Warcraft. Pix: Just how thick is Tom Cruise's soul sole... Britney Spears gets something off her chest -- her dress... Jessica Alba unveils post-baby bod in calendar... Eva Longoria lights up. Crime Watch: Roman Polanski wants 1978 charges of sex with minor dismissed... Boy George won't give evidence in male escort case... Amy Winehouse's husband back in...

By Liz Kelly  | December 3, 2008; 8:12 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (65)
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Fashion Lesson No. 1 for Men: Do Not As Diddy Does

Guys, I know you. I love you. So I mean no disrespect when I say that you're sometimes a bit muddled when it comes to getting dressed in the morning. Or, getting dressed for an evening event. Or, say, knowing when to say goodbye to a particularly threadbare pair of boxers. There are exceptions, of course, but the vast majority of men I've come across -- brother, husband, co-worker or a man possessed of enough money to field a Lacrosse team comprised of stylists -- just haven't a clue when it comes to assembling a decent outfit. (Seriously -- thanks to men we've been subjected to decades-long trends of mullets, big baggy falling-off-the-backside jeans and Zubaz.) Which is why it is particularly galling when someone like the walking Burlington Coat Factory below -- aka Sean "P. Diddy" Combs -- presumes to not only declare himself a tastemaker, but also presumes...

By Liz Kelly  | December 2, 2008; 10:42 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (37)
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Morning Mix: Spears Tops 2008 Internet Searches; Hudson Relative Arrested

'Spirit co-stars Paz Vega, Scarlett Johansson and Eva Mendes embrace at the film's Madrid premiere. (Reuters) Headlines: Madonna grosses $91.5 milion on North American tour... Britney Spears tops list of 2008 Yahoo Internet searches... Tina Fey opens up about weight loss, facial scar... Ivana Trump separates from fourth husband... Mario Lopez set to host Miss America pageant... Miley Cyrus says she'd love to work with Annie Leibovitz again... Paris Hilton hunting for label to release her second album... Tina Turner (shouldn't have) recycled her "Mad Max" look... Shia LaBeouf to star in new John Grisham movie... Josh Brolin, hedge fund manager?... No break-up on the horizon, says Lilo. Review: Britney Spears's "Circus" Crime Watch: Relative arrested in slaying of Jennifer Hudson's family... Kirsten Dunst gets restraining order against alleged stalker... Boy George says alleged victim was handcuffed, but unhurt... Bryan Adams calls police on obsessed fans... Former UCLA medical...

By Liz Kelly  | December 2, 2008; 8:15 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (34)
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Holiday Guide: Gift Ideas for the Non-Economically Challenged

A Christie's employee models a stole once owned by Marilyn Monroe. (AP) Maybe you just won the lottery or received a government bailout windfall. In either case, you've got a surplus of dollars to spare and want to buy your loved ones holiday season gifts that will not only delight, but make better long-term investments than blue chip stocks. Happily, Christie's auction house has assembled a juicy array of celebrity memorabilia, set to go on sale this Thursday. I've got hundreds to spend: For less than most Blu-ray DVD players, you could totally crush next Halloween by sporting a caveman costume possibly worn by John Goodman in 1994's "Flinstones" live action movie. And, bonus(!), you'll also get a matching costume designed for Rick Moranis's Barney Rubble character. Yabba dabba doo! (Estimated sale price range: $925 - $1,233) Channel your inner diva by donning the very dress Jennifer Lopez wore...

By Liz Kelly  | December 1, 2008; 10:42 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (59)
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Morning Mix: A-Rod and Madonna Spotted in Miami, Mexico

Madonna (left) and doppleganger Britney Spears perform in Mexico City and Germany, respectively. (Reuters/Getty Images) Headlines: Alex Rodriguez spends Thanksgiving with his family and Madonna, then both A-Rod and Madge head to Mexico City... Rosie O'Donnell says she's done with variety shows... TomKat spend Thanksgiving with the Beckhams... Tom Cruise denies pressuring Amazon to stop selling book... Balthazar Getty spends Thanksgiving with Sienna Miller... Britney Spears gives so-so performance on Simon Cowell's U.K. show, celebrates birthday at London club (can anyone tell me who is on her t-shirt?)... Blake Fielder-Civil blames himself for introducing Amy Winehouse to drugs... Whitney Houston denies reuniting with ex Bobby Brown... Reese Witherspoon says she's strict about kids' Christmas presents, considers buying daughter Ava a horse... Courtney Love says doctor refused her gastric band surgery... Barbara Walters says "The View"-sters are one big happy family... Speidi not legally married (yet)... Leonardo DiCaprio selling Malibu...

By Liz Kelly  | December 1, 2008; 7:02 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (32)
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