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Posted at 10:01 AM ET, 01/21/2009

Morning Mix: Marcia Cross's Husband Diagnosed with Cancer

By Liz Kelly
Wednesday

Headlines: Beyonce and other celebs turn out for Obama swearing-in ceremony; Pete Wentz leaves Ashlee Simpson at home to attend | Full Ball Coverage... Mischa Barton cried watching inauguration... Marcia Cross's husband diagnosed with cancer... Ralph Macchio not keen on "Karate Kid" remake... Rep says Jude Law's neck brace is nothing to worry about... Coroner says Paula Abdul fan died of drug overdose.

Pix: David and Victoria Beckham pose together for Armani underwear ad... Random dude sizes up Kim Kardashian's assets.

Crime Watch: Suspect pleads not guilty in murders of Jennifer Hudson's family... Police investigating extortion demands on Travoltas... Roman Polanski's lawyer wins stay of L.A. court hearing... "Gossip Girl's Kelly Rutherford says she had to call cops on husband... Shia LaBeouf's license suspended for one year.

Rumor Mill: Renee Zellweger spotted on date with NBC's Dan Abrams... "Notorious" star Jamal Woolard allegedly arrested for slapping wife last year.

By Liz Kelly  | January 21, 2009; 10:01 AM ET
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Um, it's spelled "coroner."

Try spending less time on tattoos and harshing on pleated pants and at the very least use spellcheck.

Posted by: thinman1 | January 21, 2009 10:08 AM | Report abuse

Thanks sweetie!

Posted by: Liz Kelly | January 21, 2009 10:23 AM | Report abuse

What mojo is Dan Abrams working? And can he teach me?


Are the extortionists demanding that John Travolta stop making crappy movies? Because I could be down with that.


Scarlett Johansson has better assets than any Kardashian.

Posted by: DorkusMaximus1 | January 21, 2009 10:32 AM | Report abuse

"Beyonce and other celebs turn out for Obama swearing-in ceremony" - and me, Liz Kelly, and me. I looked for you, but no luck. Did you see me? I was wearing a hat and mitts.

Posted by: byoolin1 | January 21, 2009 10:40 AM | Report abuse

Who knew Pete Wentz was so thoughtful? Yesterday's crush of people on the National Mall was certainly no scene for a young baby and a mother who's just recently given birth.

Then again, maybe he had a strange premonition about his ticket for the Purple Section....

Posted by: mdreader01 | January 21, 2009 10:41 AM | Report abuse

My, my, the Lizards are certainly dormant this morning! Too much late-night partying?


Best wishes for a full recovery to Marcia Cross' hubby; article reports that their twins are only 23-months old.


Roman Polanski's lawyer wins stay of L.A. court hearing.

Considering how long he's dragged this case out already, I'm wondering if it dies when he does.

Posted by: Nosy_Parker | January 21, 2009 10:48 AM | Report abuse

Byoolin, did you stop by the Canadian Embassy for some beaver-tail soup? Linda Wertheimer reported on NPR that they were serving it yesterday. (Our own ep claimed it was really beaver-tail pastry.) The potential for snarking is seemingly (groan) endless.

Posted by: Nosy_Parker | January 21, 2009 10:52 AM | Report abuse

Byoolin, I saw you in some of the aerial shots. Have you put on a few pounds, or was it just the layers?

Can someone remind me what these Kardashian women do, or did, to be celebrities? Seriously. Have they been in movies, music, are the children of famous rich people? From what I've seen, she could stand to lose some of her assets.

I wholeheartedly agree with Ralph. What's the point of remaking The Karate Kid? Whether you loved it or hated it, a remake is not going to make it better. I thought it was pretty good for what it was, a heart-warming kid movie where the good guy kicks some bad-guy butt at the end. Leave it alone.

Free Boy George! (We need to keep the movement going.)

Posted by: rashibama | January 21, 2009 11:02 AM | Report abuse

Didn't Mickey Rourke recently make an underwear ad?

And as for Jude Law, who knew boffing the Nanny could give you whiplash?

Also, ha-ha, I was right. Notice the rejected tickets yesterday were purple and silver? It was the curse of the Ravens.

Posted by: possum_pouch | January 21, 2009 11:09 AM | Report abuse

I think Ralph should be in the re-make of the Karate Kid - and play the part of the Kid. He still looks kid-like.

Posted by: Amelia5 | January 21, 2009 11:13 AM | Report abuse

Any time I see "beaver" and "tail" in the same sentence, I call my doctor to ask if I'm healthy enough to continue reading.

Posted by: rashibama | January 21, 2009 11:19 AM | Report abuse

I find it interesting that most of the locals stayed faaaar away from the Mall.

We got up around 4AM, turned on the TV, saw that we may be able to make to NEXT Inauguration if we started out now, & went back to our cozy bed & watched it from the comfort of our sofa all day.

Posted by: wadejg | January 21, 2009 11:21 AM | Report abuse

I find it interesting that most of the locals stayed faaaar away from the Mall.

Posted by: wadejg | January 21, 2009 11:21 AM

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For those of us in the cheap seats, it was damn cold, utterly chaotic, filthy, dirty, and when we got to Union Station, it was a total cluster-you-know-what that seemed to be on its way to becoming a riot. I don't think I'd do it again.

But it was a blast.

Also, I saw Garrison Keillor and Aretha passed me in her white Rolls-Royce limo at a distance of six inches.

Posted by: byoolin1 | January 21, 2009 11:38 AM | Report abuse

On a serious note (thinking about Jett Travolta's death), "Trials for Parents Who Choose Faith Over Medicine":
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/01/21/us/21faith.html?em

"The crux of the [instant] case... will be whether the parents could have known the seriousness of their daughter’s condition."

By this standard, one might suspect that Travoltas could be found culpable in Jett's death.

Posted by: Nosy_Parker | January 21, 2009 11:38 AM | Report abuse

Byoolin, did you stop by the Canadian Embassy for some beaver-tail soup?

Posted by: Nosy_Parker | January 21, 2009 10:52 AM

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Man, those Embassy guys crack me up. That's the stuff we used to feed the servants. (Not the English-speaking ones, though. Just the French.)

Posted by: byoolin1 | January 21, 2009 11:41 AM | Report abuse

That's the stuff we used to feed the servants. (Not the English-speaking ones, though. Just the French.)

No wonder some Quebecois want independence!

Posted by: Nosy_Parker | January 21, 2009 11:44 AM | Report abuse

Québécois.

Posted by: Nosy_Parker | January 21, 2009 11:46 AM | Report abuse

How much of the Beaver tail is used for the soup? And I'm afraid to ask what the stock is.

Posted by: rashibama | January 21, 2009 12:16 PM | Report abuse

So, Byoolin's "layers" are the reason that no one could get into the purple section.

What is it with celebs and underwear ads lately? Not enough exposure?

Posted by: epjd | January 21, 2009 12:32 PM | Report abuse

Ugh, Renee Zellweger AND Dan Abrams...that sounds like a match made in snoresville.

Byoolin I was looking for you while I watched on TV but there were about 1 million or so people in the way.

Posted by: pras40 | January 21, 2009 12:40 PM | Report abuse

Methinks, I thought all those other similarly-dressed people would make it hard to spot me. I was between the Smithsonian Institution Building and the Museum of National History.

If it helps, The Kid was wearing a red jacket, and The Lovely Mrs. was wearing my black-and-grey toque and her purple scarf.

Posted by: byoolin1 | January 21, 2009 12:56 PM | Report abuse

I cried during the inauguration too (from the comfort of my couch), but strangely, the media didn't print a story about it.

I imagine Kim Kardashian's sole goal in life is to have everybody "size up her assets". As her "career" consists of having a father who sheltered a murderer, making a sex tape and posing for Playboy, what else does she have to offer?

Posted by: Californian11 | January 21, 2009 1:10 PM | Report abuse

Well, isn't Kim's mom the first Mrs. Bruce Jenner?

Posted by: Nosy_Parker | January 21, 2009 1:13 PM | Report abuse

Oh lord. Bruce Jenner. I hope Michael Phelps doesn't take a page from his playbook.

Posted by: possum_pouch | January 21, 2009 1:25 PM | Report abuse

Also, Byoolin, I know I heard you on TV yesterday. You were the one giggling during the poetry reading.

Posted by: possum_pouch | January 21, 2009 1:26 PM | Report abuse

Ralph Macchio thinks "The Karate Kid" is a classic film? Is on AFI's top 100? 500? Somehow I think not.

I blame "American Movie Classics." I bet they showed the film once in a desperate attempt to add color movies to the rotation and Ralph happened to have his cable on at the time. Half the movies on AMC now are average.

Another version of "The Karate Kid"? THE HORROR. Plan to remake "Citizen Kane" with Kevin James and then I might get bent out of shape. This? No.

Posted by: td_in_baltimore | January 21, 2009 1:43 PM | Report abuse

Also, I saw Garrison Keillor and Aretha passed me in her white Rolls-Royce limo at a distance of six inches.

Posted by: byoolin1 | January 21, 2009 11:38 AM

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And how did you measure the gap as being six inches? Let me guess: if the ambient temperature had been 30 degrees F higher, the gap would have been 8 inches.

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That's the stuff we used to feed the servants. (Not the English-speaking ones, though. Just the French.)

No wonder some Quebecois want independence!

Posted by: Nosy_Parker | January 21, 2009 11:44 AM

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Nosy, an ethnic group whose favored regional dish is poutine wouldn't know haute cuisine from the Golden Arches.

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Scarlett Johansson has better assets than any Kardashian.

Posted by: DorkusMaximus1 | January 21, 2009 10:32 AM

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Dorkus, it's obvious that you're a boob......man.

Posted by: sasquatchbigfoot | January 21, 2009 1:48 PM | Report abuse

Travoltas: "police are questioning two people, 'one believed to be a politician,' in the investigation." I'll give you 10:1 the other is the poor guy with the crayon responsible for individually drawing each fake hair on John's head.

Posted by: td_in_baltimore | January 21, 2009 1:49 PM | Report abuse

Hey Liz, how about some pix of the evening wear you and Jen sported last night? Did Mister Liz attend with you?

Posted by: sasquatchbigfoot | January 21, 2009 1:50 PM | Report abuse

If it helps, The Kid was wearing a red jacket, and The Lovely Mrs. was wearing my black-and-grey toque and her purple scarf.

Posted by: byoolin1 | January 21, 2009 12:56 PM
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Byoolin, I'm afraid that's no help at all but I am very glad that you were able to attend, especially The Kid.

Posted by: pras40 | January 21, 2009 1:53 PM | Report abuse

Robin Givhan, on her online chat right now:
"Tom Cruise is an elf"
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/discussion/2009/01/19/DI2009011902041.html

Posted by: Nosy_Parker | January 21, 2009 1:54 PM | Report abuse

Good thing Dan Abrams doesn't look like Wayland Flowers, because that picture of Renee Zellweger looks a lot like Madame. (Those cheeks!)

Posted by: td_in_baltimore | January 21, 2009 1:56 PM | Report abuse


Good thing Dan Abrams doesn't look like Wayland Flowers, because that picture of Renee Zellweger looks a lot like Madame. (Those cheeks!)

Posted by: td_in_baltimore | January 21, 2009 1:56 PM

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Kim Kardashian has better cheeks.

Posted by: sasquatchbigfoot | January 21, 2009 1:58 PM | Report abuse

Also, I saw Garrison Keillor and Aretha passed me in her white Rolls-Royce limo at a distance of six inches.


Posted by: byoolin1 | January 21, 2009 11:38 AM
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Was the sunroof open in order to accomodate her hat? I believe her had could receive signals from INTELSAT.

Posted by: mdreader01 | January 21, 2009 2:38 PM | Report abuse

Is it just me or is the cryptid getting a little rambunctious?

And, I'll have you know Sas' I'm a leg man myself.

Posted by: DorkusMaximus1 | January 21, 2009 2:42 PM | Report abuse

And, I'll have you know Sas' I'm a leg man myself.

Posted by: DorkusMaximus1 | January 21, 2009 2:42 PM

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Where does Heather Mills stand on your list?

Posted by: sasquatchbigfoot | January 21, 2009 3:05 PM | Report abuse

Coroner: Paula Abdul Fan Died From Overdose

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That'll teach Idol wannabees to bum a high off Paula. She is a PRO-FESH-Uh-NAL, people.

Posted by: sasquatchbigfoot | January 21, 2009 3:07 PM | Report abuse

Sas
Where does Heather Mills stand on your list?

Maybe ahead of Bob Kerrey, but behind Matita Pereira?

Posted by: Nosy_Parker | January 21, 2009 3:09 PM | Report abuse

Maybe ahead of Bob Kerrey, but behind Matita Pereira?

Posted by: Nosy_Parker | January 21, 2009 3:09 PM

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Nosy, are you giving me the bird?

Posted by: sasquatchbigfoot | January 21, 2009 3:12 PM | Report abuse

Good heavens, no. But I wonder do whether Dorkus is a leg-man, or a legs-man.

Posted by: Nosy_Parker | January 21, 2009 3:17 PM | Report abuse

Good heavens, no. But I wonder do whether Dorkus is a leg-man, or a legs-man.

Posted by: Nosy_Parker | January 21, 2009 3:17 PM

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And this ladies and gentlemen is an excellent reason not to drink at lunch, even if it is your own going away lunch.

Posted by: DorkusMaximus1 | January 21, 2009 3:23 PM | Report abuse

Going away???? Where??? You'll still be on celebritology right??????????????

Posted by: epjd | January 21, 2009 3:38 PM | Report abuse

Well....

I have to go and train with the National Guard from mid-February until the end of June. My last day of work is next Friday and I'll try to check in those first two weeks of February before I leave. I don't know if during my training I'll get a chance to check in, but I'll try any chance I get.

Posted by: DorkusMaximus1 | January 21, 2009 3:44 PM | Report abuse

On the one hand, thank you for your service.

On the other hand -- we'll miss you. Stop by when you can.

Posted by: epjd | January 21, 2009 3:59 PM | Report abuse

Nicely put, ep. Dorkus, let us know if your peregrinations bring you to the DC area, OK?

Posted by: Nosy_Parker | January 21, 2009 4:14 PM | Report abuse

Thanks guys, sadly though the closest I get to DC is South Carolina. But I have been meaning to take a trip back to DC that wasn't in the middle of January (last year).

Posted by: DorkusMaximus1 | January 21, 2009 4:22 PM | Report abuse

South Carolina in spring doesn't sound half bad.

Posted by: Nosy_Parker | January 21, 2009 4:27 PM | Report abuse

I foresee a moving documentary on PBS: the long-distance love letters of Dorkus and ep. Somebody get Ken Burns on the line, stat!

Dorkus, when you said you were a leg man, you didn't mean straight leg infantry MOS, didja?

Posted by: sasquatchbigfoot | January 21, 2009 4:40 PM | Report abuse

Nope Nosy it should be quite lovely that time of year, well except for be yelled at and all.

Posted by: DorkusMaximus1 | January 21, 2009 4:40 PM | Report abuse

Good heavens, no. But I wonder do whether Dorkus is a leg-man, or a legs-man.

Posted by: Nosy_Parker | January 21, 2009 3:17 PM

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Recall what Eddy Murphy's character said in "Trading Places."

Posted by: sasquatchbigfoot | January 21, 2009 4:41 PM | Report abuse

Uh, no, I don't. But you're going to elucidate for us, aren't you, Sas?

Posted by: Nosy_Parker | January 21, 2009 4:45 PM | Report abuse

Sas' I'm more along the lines of Aviation Operations.

Posted by: DorkusMaximus1 | January 21, 2009 4:47 PM | Report abuse

I really get aggravated about remakes of successful films. Not only because they should use those budgets to make original fare (especially my own), but because some of those movies still stand up just fine on their own. Can anyone in their right mind imagine remaking "Trading Places" (since Sas brought it up)????

I am digusted and appalled that they are doing a remake of ... wait for it..."Romancing the Stone." One of my favorite frolics and just fine as it is, thank you very much. Idiots.

Posted by: sorcerers_cat | January 21, 2009 4:55 PM | Report abuse

[Billy Ray Valentine] Once you have a man with no legs, you never go back, baby.

Posted by: sasquatchbigfoot | January 21, 2009 5:00 PM | Report abuse


Sas' I'm more along the lines of Aviation Operations.

Posted by: DorkusMaximus1 | January 21, 2009 4:47 PM

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So you'll be at McEntire, eh?

Posted by: sasquatchbigfoot | January 21, 2009 5:08 PM | Report abuse

Good luck Dorkus ... you know, I would think the National Guard needs a few good men to keep up with the celebrity world and the in-depth analysis found on this board. For morale and perhaps even national security purposes.

Posted by: rashibama | January 21, 2009 5:09 PM | Report abuse

But Sas, it doesn't rhyme.

Posted by: Nosy_Parker | January 21, 2009 5:09 PM | Report abuse

Fort Jackson for 2 months then Fort Rucker for 2 months.

Posted by: DorkusMaximus1 | January 21, 2009 5:09 PM | Report abuse

Sadly, hermespal, I can COMPLETELY envision a "Trading Places" remake, starring one of these duos:

* Will Ferrell and Ben Stiller
* Kevin James and Adam Sandler
* Owen Wilson and Luke Wilson
* Jennifer Aniston and Tina Fey

You get the idea. Now "Romancing the Stone" just BEGS (I am being facetious) for:

* Owen Wilson and Brittany Murphy
* Vinve Vaughan and Jennifer Aniston
* Heincer

Why not just remake "Allan Quartermain and the City of Gold" or "Big Trouble in Little China" while they're at it? Same actors, concurrent filming.

Posted by: td_in_baltimore | January 21, 2009 5:12 PM | Report abuse


But Sas, it doesn't rhyme.

Posted by: Nosy_Parker | January 21, 2009 5:09 PM

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I know. The no-legs bit falls down when it comes to rhyme.

Posted by: sasquatchbigfoot | January 21, 2009 5:17 PM | Report abuse

Actually, Hollywood would cast Steve Carrell and Queen Latifah in "Trading Places." Yeah, yeah, that's it....

Posted by: td_in_baltimore | January 21, 2009 5:20 PM | Report abuse

td, you're making me feel vaguely ill.

Posted by: sorcerers_cat | January 21, 2009 5:28 PM | Report abuse

I think they should remake "Popeye," just to see if it's possible to make it any worse. I don't think it is, but it would be fun to see the effort. Maybe Ozzy Osborne as Popeye and Paris as Olive Oyl.

And what about the Olsen Twins in Trading Places?

Posted by: rashibama | January 21, 2009 5:32 PM | Report abuse

I actually saw Trading Places recently--amazing to remember there was a time when we all loved Eddie Murphy! And poignant to see the delightful Denholm Elliot, Ralph Bellamy and Don Ameche. It would be criminal to try to remake it (and fortunately, I don't think anyone is planning to).

You just know they're going to redo "Stone" with 20something actors instead of 30something, and it'll be awful. Earnest instead of borderline cartoonish like the first. Owe the humanity.

Posted by: sorcerers_cat | January 21, 2009 5:42 PM | Report abuse

Can anyone figure out when Eddie Murphy went from funny to annoying? I'm thinking it's around the time of the Nutty Professor.

Posted by: DorkusMaximus1 | January 21, 2009 5:54 PM | Report abuse

Dear Dorkus, there is something about the two words "Fort Rucker" that make me want to write a beautiful poem, which I will read verrrrry slowly and iiiinunciaaate so all you peoples can comprenend.
Something like:
Rucker rhymes with a thing,
ScarJo gives the bling to,
If Only she were here,
To wipe away a Dorkus tear,
Or ANYTHING, for that matter,
She's got fronts and latters,
Who knows which Dorkus dear prefers?

LUVJEN SEZ!! MY KITTYKATS AND BIRDIES BOW DOWN AND JENUFLEcT! 4U! HUGS!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by: possum_pouch | January 21, 2009 5:56 PM | Report abuse

(wipes tears from eyes)

Possum, our Poet Laureate. Thanks for that send-off to dinner.

Posted by: Nosy_Parker | January 21, 2009 6:02 PM | Report abuse

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