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Posted at 8:10 AM ET, 11/26/2008

Morning Mix: Aniston is Top Fantasy Thanksgiving Dinner Guest

By Liz Kelly

U.N. Goodwill Ambassador Nicole Kidman sits with UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon during an event discussing work done by United Nations Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM) to bring attention to violence against women at the United Nations Headquarters in New York on Tuesday. (Reuters)

Wednesday

Headlines: Tom Cruise, John Mayer, Nick Jonas (sorry Kevin and Joe Jonas) make Details Annual Power 40 list... Jennifer Aniston tops poll of fantasy Thanksgiving guests... Brooke Burke wins "Dancing With the Stars"... Contrite Tom Cruise kinda apologizes for bad behavior... Rachael Ray to have throat surgery... George Clooney razzes Hugh Jackman for "taking" Sexiest Man Alive title away... Britney Spears's new album streamed online; Spears says kids learned the F-word from dad Kevin Federline... Beyonce says she was traumatized by watching her sister give birth... Carson Daly and girlfriend expecting... Mel Gibson ordered to court in "Passion of the Christ" lawsuit.

Pix: Madonna and A-Rod snapped arriving in Miami together (despite a denial that the two will be spending Thanksgiving together)... Sarah Jessica Parker not afraid of orange-tinted Valentino...."Twilight's" Kristen Stewart snapped toking smoking from some sort of pipe device

Crime Watch: President Bush pardons former Fugee associate John Forté.

Rumor Mill: Lindsay Lohan off the wagon?... Jake Gyllenhaal's parents reportedly broke... Angelina Jolie pregnancy rumors persist despite denials... "Real Housewife" Kim Zolciak not headed for Playboy cover, says source.

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By Liz Kelly  | November 26, 2008; 8:10 AM ET
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Comments

Yet another thing to be thankful for this holiday:

Rachael Ray not being able to speak for a few weeks.

Posted by: BMore_Cat_Lover1 | November 26, 2008 9:26 AM | Report abuse

Am I the only person who saw that UN/Nicole Kidman photo and thought it was a still from "The Interpreter"?

Hey, Britney, watch that video of you impersonating your dad. I believe there's an F-bomb or two in there somewhere. Hypocrit.

I think George Clooney is trying to steal the media-hog crown from Angelina Jolie. Um, George? It's not about you today. Shoo.

Uh oh, sounds like Pontius Pilate is pretty steamed at Mel Gibson!

Posted by: td_in_baltimore | November 26, 2008 9:28 AM | Report abuse

I find Jennifer Aniston kind of blah.
She is a mediocre actress, average looking, average intelligence, just kind of blah, and not some one I would like to see at Thanksgiving dinner.

Posted by: Iowahoosier | November 26, 2008 9:32 AM | Report abuse

In the second pic of Valentino, standing w/SJP and Candace Bushnell, it appears that his fake tan is gone from the right side of his chin.

Nicole Kidman looks very put out indeed that there is violence toward women.

RE: Lindsay Lohan off the wagon...if you saw it on "Inside Edition" it must be true.

Posted by: pras40 | November 26, 2008 9:36 AM | Report abuse

I look forward to the day when all of the U.N.'s Ambassadors are entertainers. Then maybe something will get done about poverty, war, and injustice (Ready! Aim! Sing!).


Jennifer Aniston's fine for Thanksgiving, if you like the white meat.


Purpose of Rachael Ray's throat surgery: to make her sound MORE like Selma from "Night Court."


Britney Spears says kids learned the F-word from dad Kevin Federline. But they learned the 'bat-sh*t crazy' word from watching mom on Entertainment Tonight.

Beyonce, if you think watching your sis give birth is traumatic, you should see it when it's your mom.


Sarah Jessica Parker not afraid of orange-tinted Valentino, but she still rears up at snakes.


Too bad about Kim Zolciak. A Playboy cover would have been a real career boost. Putting up your own video at PornoTube, not so much.

Posted by: byoolin1 | November 26, 2008 9:45 AM | Report abuse

Jennifer Aniston - ? I don't get that one. If I'm going to have even MORE guests for Thanksgiving, I would want them to be smashing good storytellers (like Richard Burton or Peter O'Toole in the pre-sobriety days) to entertain the guests while dinner takes three extra hours to prepare. Or, I'd want someone who could actually help get dinner to the table sooner. Like, dare I say it, Martha Stewart -- who would be tolerable if Richard and Peter kept the drinks coming at a steady pace.

Posted by: 44west | November 26, 2008 9:48 AM | Report abuse

That Power 40 list is crap, everyone knows that without the heart and soul of Joe, the Jonas Brothers would just be another Hanson.


Rachel Ray can talk, Ann Coulter's jaw is wired shut, yes Virginia there is a Santa Claus.


Beyonce, you were traumatized watching your sister give birth? What did the kid come out wearing some of your Mom's clothing line?


A note to anyone over 65, no, I repeat, no spray on tans. You are not fooling anyone. Also, let your hair go gray. A big quaff of bright red bozo hair just makes the rest of us question whether or not you are senile. Age gracefully and we will still respect you. Looking like you just got out of a rehearsal for Seussical will only get you laughed at.


Happy Thanksgiving to everyone, and to our Canadian friend byoolin, Happy Wednesday.

Posted by: DorkusMaximus1 | November 26, 2008 9:49 AM | Report abuse

Alright, let's try this one more time...

Rachel Ray can't talk, Ann Coulter's jaw is wired shut, yes Virginia there is a Santa Claus.

Posted by: DorkusMaximus1 | November 26, 2008 9:51 AM | Report abuse

Rachael Ray has vocal chord surgery. Ann Colter's jaw is wired shut. Enjoy the heavenly peace while it lasts.

Aniston would be a lovely Thanksgiving guest, but not my fantasy. My fantasy involves Bobby Flay and Mario Batali throwing down some turkey and fixin's in my kitchen while I spend the day at the spa.

What did the other "ladies" call Kim Zolciak on the reunion show last night? I believe it was "habitual liar."

Is Sarah Jessica Parker's sleeve supposed to be up or down?

And someone should have told Valentino to wash that pumpkin puree facial mask off before going out.

Posted by: mdreader01 | November 26, 2008 9:56 AM | Report abuse

Jennifer Aniston for Thanksgiving? I know what I'm serving!
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/artsandliving/features/2008/lizzies/
(scroll down to fan art)
(and no I am not LuvJen)
(or luvlinsey)
AKA RCR

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone.

Posted by: RiverCityVA | November 26, 2008 9:56 AM | Report abuse

Too bad Brooke Burke is too short to be Wonder Woman.

Would Rachel Ray still be married if she had had the throat surgery earlier?

It pains me to type this, but I think Jennifer Anniston is actually reasonably intelligent. All the crap that is written about her isn't.

Posted by: reddragon1 | November 26, 2008 9:58 AM | Report abuse

Now that the prez has pardoned Forte, he needs to get down to some real pardons.

K-Fed for thinking he can sing.

Britney for thinking that she can do anything other than being trailer trash.

Lilo for being Lilo.

Any more nominations from the Tiki bar?

Elias's dream Thanksgiving Day companions, Jack Bauer, now that he is redeemed (sorta!) and of course, ScarJo.

And

There is abuse of women at the UN but only on Tuesday? Wow! Must be that diplomatic immunity! Time to bring back Boutros Boutros-Ghali

Posted by: elias_howe | November 26, 2008 10:01 AM | Report abuse

Yeah, I wouldn't invite Jennifer to Thanksgiving either. She is not that good looking and she is vapid. Plus, do you want a guest who just whines about Brad leaving her all the time? Or talks about John Meyer?

I would take Clooney or Jackman. They seem to have a sense of humor and are easy on the eyes. Definite pluses on a high stress day.

When did holiday come to mean doing even more cooking than you normaly do? that is not a holiday for the cook.

Happy Thanksgiving all.

Posted by: epjd | November 26, 2008 10:01 AM | Report abuse

As Forrest Gump would say, "Tom, crazy is as crazy does". Take your Lithium already!

Christmas early at the Hodie house. Whenever we watch Foodnetwork, Mr Hodie hits the mute button when Rachel Ray is on. Her voice is like nails on a chalkboard.

Perhaps Valentino has cataracts? Or is orange the new tan?

The denials have started so we know it's true. Madonna and A-Rod will "dine together" for Thanksgiving (is that what they call it these days?). Jolie-Pitt babe # 7 on the way. I am betting around June. Should we start a pool?

Posted by: hodie | November 26, 2008 10:06 AM | Report abuse

My ex used to call the Carrot-Top effect on seniors "going prematurely orange."

props to byoolin and dorkus for their britney and rachel ray comments...

and Happy Turkey Day everybody!

Posted by: dablues1 | November 26, 2008 10:06 AM | Report abuse

Rachael Ray to have throat surgery....

Is it to shut her up?!

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

Posted by: clw2 | November 26, 2008 10:10 AM | Report abuse

All I can feel is meh for today's mix... except to say that the picture above is not a very good one of Nicole... PS there is an article on her in the post style section and I can't decide if it is being mean or nice or is simply bipolar...

What was other folks take on the article?

Posted by: LTL1 | November 26, 2008 10:26 AM | Report abuse

elias,
I submit Kanye for being a complete a$@hat. If he could be shipped to another planet as part of the deal that would be alsome.

td,
You're not the only one. For a second I was afraid there was a sequel in the works.

While they may have learned the f word from dad. I think they learned how to properly light a menthol from Brit.

Happy thanksgiving!

Posted by: petalceleb | November 26, 2008 10:36 AM | Report abuse

Valentino makes Christina Aguilera look like Michael Jackson. Yikes.

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Building on what you've all said already, I can just imagine Thanksgiving with Jennifer Aniston:

HOST: "Jen, can you pass the turkey?"

JEN: "Turkey. Ha! Speaking of turkey, let's talk about that Burn After Reading movie. Puh-leeze. Someone shoulda burned that script and saved moviegoers a few brain cells. Here you go, hon."

HOSTESS: "Thanks. More stuffing?"

JEN: "No, I couldn't possibly. As tasty as it is, one teaspoon is enough. Gotta keep my figure for all those tabloid photos talking about me and you-know-who and their dozen children. The camera adds weight, you know."

HOST: "Has the media attention been hard?"

JEN: "Well, aren't you sweet to ask. I can't say I enjoy talking about Brad forever, and really I'd rather discuss physics with Dolph Lundren and mathmatical theorems with Danica McKellar. Girlfriend is smart, woo!"

HOSTESS: "So I've heard. I loved her on The Wonder Years."

JEN: "Me too. But I wanted to ask Dolph about some of her calculations with that theorem; I think Dani's making a few leaps there. Who needs some of my cranberry dish? Dad's Greek recipe! Anyone?"

Posted by: td_in_baltimore | November 26, 2008 10:41 AM | Report abuse

Suri Cruise, sans parents, made the list for fantasy Thanksgiving guest. I am assuming the reason is charitable (to show Suri how normal people celebrate) because who wants to babysit other people's kids over the holiday?

Posted by: hodie | November 26, 2008 10:44 AM | Report abuse

"Rachael Ray to have throat surgery"

Huh, so pressing down really hard on the mute button DOES work!

Posted by: MStreet1 | November 26, 2008 10:52 AM | Report abuse

This year I'd like to invite Ann Coulter to my house tonight and have her stay for Thanksgiving dinner.

Of course, we wouldn't feed her between now and then (or then, for that matter). She could sit there with her yap wired shut while my liberal friends and I talked about all that looney-left stuff near and dear to our hearts: How Barack isn't liberal enough, gun control, gay marriage, socialized medicine, Michael Moore documentaries, the Clintons, the joys of atheism. And we'd play The Clash's "I'm So Bored With The USA" on an infinite loop.

Then we'd give thanks when her head finally exploded.

Posted by: byoolin1 | November 26, 2008 10:52 AM | Report abuse

I would like to hear a conversation between Tom Cruise and Sarah Palin. They both speak nonsense that sounds eerily like English but doesn't quite hold up.

Posted by: Roxie1 | November 26, 2008 10:55 AM | Report abuse

Having Jen for Thanksgiving and TD's script remind me of the episode of Friends where Brad Pitt stops by. It was funny-haha then, now it's just funny-because-it's-true.

Big Duh about Brooke Burke. At least she wasn't as much of a ringer as Kristi Yamiguchi.

I hope this post has been coherent. You know it's a good day when you start drinking mimosas at your desk at 9am. Happy Turkey Day you lovely lizards!

Posted by: eet7e | November 26, 2008 11:00 AM | Report abuse

Dear Ann Coulter's Surgeon:

How much money do you require to leave the wires on indefinitely? Where should I send my check?

Regards,
Northgs

Posted by: northgs | November 26, 2008 11:03 AM | Report abuse

Yea, why was there:

"violence against women at the United Nations Headquarters in New York on Tuesday"

and was Nicole in on it? I mean, come on - there should never be violence against woman at the UN Headquarters - no matter what day of the week it is.

Posted by: Amelia5 | November 26, 2008 11:21 AM | Report abuse

Dear byoo:
Can I attend this wonderful dinner of yours? I'd bring free-range turkey and locally grown potatoes, and my copy of the Geneva conventions!

Posted by: Bawlmer | November 26, 2008 11:31 AM | Report abuse

Bawlmer, you're welcome to join, hon. (Price of admission to any Lizard who wants to attend: $5 payable to Northgs, who's apparently taking care of bribing Ann Coulter's surgeon. With any luck there will be enough left over to get her a really nice waterboarding for Christmas.)

Posted by: byoolin1 | November 26, 2008 12:23 PM | Report abuse

Dear Ann Coulter's Surgeon:

How much money do you require to leave the wires on indefinitely? Where should I send my check?

Regards,
Northgs

Posted by: northgs | November 26, 2008 11:03 AM

I would like to donate to this worthy cause. Is there a website I can go to? Does it accpet PayPal?

Posted by: jes11 | November 26, 2008 12:38 PM | Report abuse

byoolin, I think you need to invite a few more people to your dinner with Ann. I propose; an ACLU lawyer for her left hand, Joy Behar for her right hand, and Kathy Griffin accross the table.

Posted by: jes11 | November 26, 2008 12:41 PM | Report abuse

Did I miss the Coulter story? Please tell me it's true...

Posted by: fft5305 | November 26, 2008 12:43 PM | Report abuse

Did Ban Ki-moon just pass gas?

Posted by: Questioner4 | November 26, 2008 12:45 PM | Report abuse

Did I miss the Coulter story? Please tell me it's true...

Posted by: fft5305 | November 26, 2008 12:43 PM

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I saw it on MSNBC this morning, it must be true.

Posted by: DorkusMaximus1 | November 26, 2008 12:48 PM | Report abuse

Aniston for Thanksgiving...I'll just say no thanks.

I'd rather have John Mayer but only if he promises not to sing that "your body is a wonderland" song lest I vomit up my stuffing.

My ultimate Thanksgiving dinner or any-kind-of-dinner guest? Stephen King! He'd keep the kiddies in nightmares for life & I could finally get him to explain why he ended the Gunslinger series.

Posted by: wadejg | November 26, 2008 12:50 PM | Report abuse

It's Ann Coulter, I think the waterboarding would be a freebie.

Posted by: petalceleb | November 26, 2008 1:05 PM | Report abuse

I could finally get him to explain why he ended the Gunslinger series.


Posted by: wadejg | November 26, 2008 12:50 PM

Ah, but did he relly?

Posted by: jes11 | November 26, 2008 1:15 PM | Report abuse

I say Jennifer Aniston smokes too much to come to my house...ciggies, I mean.
If Jen came over, Luvjen of course would probably have to be put in the kennel for the duration,possibly with a horsepill sedative.
I hear George Clooney is very handy in the kitchen, so I'd invite him. He can put his hands on my turkey anytime.
Happy Thanksgiving to all my Lizard buddies, from all of us on Possum Island.

Posted by: possum_pouch | November 26, 2008 1:37 PM | Report abuse

I'd like to send a personal Thank You note to the hero who broke Ann Coulter's jaw. I'd also offer the perp a double-or-nothing challenge to cut out Coulter's tongue.

Posted by: sasquatchbigfoot | November 26, 2008 2:02 PM | Report abuse

Sas, I know you and anybody else are not advocating violence against a woman just because you don't like what the woman says.

Besides, she broke it in a fall.

Posted by: epjd | November 26, 2008 3:03 PM | Report abuse

I would never advocate violence against someone who has said/written:

"We should invade their countries, kill their leaders and convert them to Christianity. We weren't punctilious about locating and punishing only Hitler and his top officers. We carpet-bombed German cities; we killed civilians. That's war. And this is war."


"When contemplating college liberals, you really regret once again that John Walker is not getting the death penalty. We need to execute people like John Walker in order to physically intimidate liberals, by making them realize that they can be killed, too. Otherwise, they will turn out to be outright traitors."

"My only regret with Timothy McVeigh is he did not go to the New York Times Building."

Posted by: sasquatchbigfoot | November 26, 2008 3:20 PM | Report abuse

Oh my God, thanks Sas for a recap of coulter's greatest hits. The woman is an abomination.

I have a friend who is very enthusiastic about the theory that Coulter's persona is a Colbertian facade, and that one day in the future she's going to suddenly stand up and say, Geez people, I can't believe you fell for this cr@p. Personally, I don't see it.

Happy T-Day lizards everywhere!

Oh, poll question: which is more revolting, the background or foreground and yammering in the Sarah Palin Gobblegate video?

Posted by: sorcerers_cat | November 26, 2008 3:29 PM | Report abuse

So, you respond to her stupidity with hoping someone rips out her tongue?

It's words. I am no fan of Ms. Coulter, but I would never wish pain on someone just for their words. Besides, she enjoyes all the attention -- even negative attention.

Really tick her off, ignore her.

Posted by: epjd | November 26, 2008 3:33 PM | Report abuse

Oh, poll question: which is more revolting, the background or foreground and yammering in the Sarah Palin Gobblegate video?

Posted by: sorcerers_cat | November 26, 2008 3:29 PM
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Answer: It depends on the aspect on which you are focusing at the moment.

Hey guys, did anyone else catch the final episode of The Shield last night? Did anyone else who watched it have a deja vu with the final episode of Hill Street Blues?

I told you guys I'm am old fart....

Posted by: sasquatchbigfoot | November 26, 2008 3:34 PM | Report abuse

Hmmm...have adequate precautions been taken to make sure Ms. Coulter won't choke on her own bile during her long recuperation?

Also in the news: Michael Moore has announced that he will be featuring the stair she tripped over in his newest documentary, entitled "Shoots and Ladders: The Rise of the Right-Wing Pundit". The stair had no comment.

Posted by: Bawlmer | November 26, 2008 3:35 PM | Report abuse


So, you respond to her stupidity with hoping someone rips out her tongue?

Posted by: epjd | November 26, 2008 3:33 PM

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Hey! I'm being nice. I'm letting her keep her fingers. If I were really nasty I'd sic Robin Ficker on her.

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Has anyone seen the Lindbergh baby, lately?

Posted by: sasquatchbigfoot | November 26, 2008 3:40 PM | Report abuse

Ooooh. Let's put Michael Moore and Ann Coulter in the same room, lock the door, and wait outside to find out what happens.

Muskrat Love, perhaps?

Posted by: sasquatchbigfoot | November 26, 2008 3:44 PM | Report abuse

Muskrat Love? I think the Mortal Kombat theme might be more appropriate.
(I'll bring the popcorn, though. I'd pay good money to see that.)

Posted by: Bawlmer | November 26, 2008 3:47 PM | Report abuse

Has anyone seen the Lindbergh baby, lately?

Posted by: sasquatchbigfoot | November 26, 2008 3:40 PM

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No, but *today* is the 109th anniversary of the birth of Bruno Richard Hauptmann.

!

Posted by: byoolin1 | November 26, 2008 3:57 PM | Report abuse

I wouldn't mind having Jennifer Aniston over for Thanksgiving, but I'd be afraid that skanky John Meyer might come with her. That's enough to shrivel your stuffing.

-The Poster Formerly Known as Snarky Squirrel

Posted by: 7900rmc | November 26, 2008 6:57 PM | Report abuse

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