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Posted at 7:02 AM ET, 02/26/2009

Morning Mix: Passenger Alleges Freeman Drank Ahead of Crash; Britney Spears 'Scared' of Lutfi?

By Liz Kelly

Oscar-winning 'Slumdog Millionaire' sound engineer Resul Pookutty (left), wife Shadiya and actor Irfan Khan are mobbed by well-wishers at Mumbai's international airport on Wednesday. (Getty Images)
Thursday

Headlines: Lawsuit alleges Morgan Freeman drank before car crash... Hairdresser says Britney Spears is scared of ex-manager... Jerry Seinfeld developing star-studded marriage advice reality show... Rosie O'Donnell returns to TV in Lifetime movie... Samuel L. Jackson signs nine-picture deal with Marvel Entertainment... Lauren Conrad says she's over "The Hills"... Octo-mom gets $1 million porn offer; inside the Suleman household... Chinese officials cut Steven Spielberg from Oscar broadcast... Jermaine Jackson seeks sole custody of kids.

Pix: Julia Louis-Dreyfus Shape mag cover... Katie Holmes on "The Extra Man" set... Heather Mills's hair-raising 'do... Rihanna on Mexican beach.

First Lady Watch: Michelle Obama talks to People mag about Sasha and Malia's chores (clearing dishes, cleaning their rooms) and the soon-to-arrive first dog (probably a Portuguese Water Dog)... President Obama credits Stevie Wonder for his marriage to Michelle (pix).

Rumor Mill: "Girl Next Door" Holly Madison and magician Criss Angel split... Tabloid claims Rihanna pregnant when assaulted... Warren Beatty wants Lindsay Lohan for upcoming movie... Kevin Federline hoping to launch kids' clothing line... Publicist denies journalists were asked to read Scientology material before getting access to Tom Cruise.

Say What?
"In those earlier days every friendly clique had a 'Sam the Jew' or 'Jose the Mexican' - but we didn't think anything of it or have a racist
thought. -- Clint 'The Bigot' Eastwood waxes nostalgic.

By Liz Kelly  | February 26, 2009; 7:02 AM ET
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Comments

So - without reading the article - my first thought regarding Jerry Seinfeld's stars - are they giving advice or soliciting it?

Posted by: BraleyPJ | February 26, 2009 8:17 AM | Report abuse

Samuel L. Jackson signs with Marvel: I've always thought we needed our superheros to use the word "motherf*****" a LOT more frequently.


Lauren Conrad, over "The Hills" but not far away, unfortunately.


Holly Madison/Criss Angel split: did he saw themselves in half?


"...every friendly clique had a 'Sam the Jew'..." but Frank, Dean, Peter & Joey just called him Sammy.

Posted by: byoolin1 | February 26, 2009 8:22 AM | Report abuse

Well, Sammy was a two-fer. A three-fer if you count the glass eye as disabled.

Jerry going to give advice on how to break up other peoples' marriages? He's more than qualified to do that.

Posted by: yellojkt | February 26, 2009 9:11 AM | Report abuse

Thanks, mudge. Blind pigs and acorns and all.

From the Kurtz column:

///Newsweek's Howard Fineman says Obama is more than just the new Great Communicator:

"Obama is channeling Ronald Reagan in a more profound sense. Like Reagan, his promises are grand -- and his budget is wishful thinking. Like Reagan, he's betting that arithmetic matters less than inspiration." ///

We have a meme.

Posted by: yellojkt | February 26, 2009 9:21 AM | Report abuse

I didn't even think of the disabled angle, yello. Guy was a goldmine of comedic material. If only he'd been gay, too...

Posted by: byoolin1 | February 26, 2009 9:22 AM | Report abuse

From K-Fed "You buy your kids a pair of True Religions then they roll around in the dirt like kids do and a $200 pair of jeans is gone"

dude... it's called a washing machine...

Posted by: quintiliusvarus | February 26, 2009 9:22 AM | Report abuse

Ooops. Wrong blog. Back to the AchenHacks for me.

Posted by: yellojkt | February 26, 2009 9:23 AM | Report abuse

From the K Fed article:
“You buy your kids a pair of True Religions then they roll around in the dirt like kids do and a $200 pair of jeans is gone. With this economy, I’m looking to do something much more reasonable.”

I don't have kids, but I'm guessing most parents don't buy their kids $200 jeans.

Posted by: milesdy | February 26, 2009 9:36 AM | Report abuse

"Samuel L. Jackson signs nine-picture deal with Marvel Entertainment."

Welcome to the Avengers, motherf***ers!

(And Hollywood.com, it's not "the shield", it's "SHIELD"; the word's an acronym for Strategic...wait, how did I get on the nerd soapbox again? And where did this lightsaber come from?)

Posted by: Bawlmer51 | February 26, 2009 9:47 AM | Report abuse

I think we should give Rihanna a media coverage break while she heals. And whether or not she is pregnant - just doesn't seem right to gossip about. The entire situation is sad.

Posted by: Amelia5 | February 26, 2009 9:50 AM | Report abuse

Geez, poor Britney. This case is sounding more and more like one of those precautionary movies they show on LifeTime.

Posted by: Bawlmer51 | February 26, 2009 9:51 AM | Report abuse

Julia Louis-Dreyfus looks great in the photo but you have to be very skeptical of Shape magazine covers. They airbrush the heck out of those pictures.

Posted by: buffysummers | February 26, 2009 10:05 AM | Report abuse

So, this woman knew that Morgan Freeman had been drinking and she rode with him anyway. And now she has the nerve to sue him? Wish I was the judge who could chase her greedy a$$ out of court.

Posted by: jaybbub | February 26, 2009 10:08 AM | Report abuse

Dear Lauren Conrad,

So are we.

Fondly,
Everyone

Posted by: jaybbub | February 26, 2009 10:08 AM | Report abuse

Dear Warren Beatty,

WHAT?!? WHY?!?

Perplexedly,
Everyone

Posted by: jaybbub | February 26, 2009 10:10 AM | Report abuse

Jerry Seinfeld. Marriage Ref.

The guy who first dated a teenager young enough to be his daughter, and then broke up his current wife's marriage after her honeymoon.

Oh yeah - he's so qualified to talk about relationships. On Jerry Springer...

Jerry - sit on your pile of money in your cool Dakota apartment and go away.

Posted by: Chasmosaur1 | February 26, 2009 10:28 AM | Report abuse

It's so nice of K-Fed to think of us hardworking, penny pinching parents of boys who roll around in the dirt -- but most of us have already found our way to Target, JC Penney and even Value Village. Unless he was thinking of hooking up with one of those outlets for a distribution deal.

Come to think of it . . .

Posted by: 44west | February 26, 2009 10:31 AM | Report abuse

Oh, and from Adam Savage's Twitter feed:

Apparently, Kari Byron is pregnant -

http://twitter.com/donttrythis/status/1250542710

Posted by: Chasmosaur1 | February 26, 2009 10:32 AM | Report abuse

Warren Beatty takes his interventions seriously. Good luck Warren. I think a few months away from Sam may be good for her.

Rosie returns like a bad penny.

What we can't see in the Heather Mills photo is that she has her hand on one of those static generating orbs.

Posted by: hodie | February 26, 2009 10:38 AM | Report abuse

Seinfeld show -- GOOP on tv. 'Nough said.

MICHELLE OBAMA IS NOT A CELEBRITY. SHE IS A POLITICIAN'S WIFE. WE CAN FIND OUT WHAT SHE IS WEARING IN ANOTHER PART OF WAPO. I WILL STOP READING CELEBRITOLOGY IF SHE CONTINUES TO APPEAR HERE JUST FOR WHAT SHE IS FREAKING WEARING.

Posted by: epjd | February 26, 2009 10:53 AM | Report abuse

We'll be sorry to see you go, ep.

Posted by: Bawlmer51 | February 26, 2009 10:58 AM | Report abuse

Warren Beatty has forgotten that he USED TO BE the sexiest man alive. Lilo needs younger blood if she is to have her Anne Heche Epiphany.

ep, while I feel (some of) your pain, Michelle isn't just a politician's wife any more than Jackie Kennedy was. Even JFK's mistresses copied Jackie's fashions. We are on the cusp.

Heather Mills IS one of those static orbs.

Posted by: reddragon1 | February 26, 2009 11:39 AM | Report abuse

I didn't even think of the disabled angle, yello. Guy was a goldmine of comedic material. If only he'd been gay, too...

Posted by: byoolin1 | February 26, 2009 9:22 AM

Plus - boozer, druggie, womanizer.

Posted by: jezebel3 | February 26, 2009 11:41 AM | Report abuse

people.com had an article about people hating Gwyneth's GOOP site complete with predictable quotes from Gwyneth like 'because I have this amazing, super, fortunate life.' and quotes from critics like "Why is it called Goop?" its writer asked. "Perhaps 'Any Old Load of Rubbish' and 'Learn From Me, Ungrateful Peasant' were both taken.". I didn't see it in the Morning Mix so thought I would bring it up. Enjoy.

Posted by: eb12 | February 26, 2009 11:59 AM | Report abuse

I agree Mrs. Obama is very fashionable. So was Mrs. Bush. A different kind of fashion, but still a well-dressed, elegant lady. Yet, we never (or rarely) saw her in Celebritology. When we did, it was for something she had done, like writing a book with Jenna. Not for something she wore. We can see how Mrs. Obama dresses on the fashion pages here. No need to repeat it in Celebritology.

If she dresses badly, ala Pink yesterday or even like Katie Holmes usually does, then she should be here. Or if she does something that is snark worthy, she could be in Celebritology. But she should not be here for just getting up and getting dressed nicely every day.

She even has her own section. It took MONTHS for Britney to get her own section. It took over a year for the Crime Watch section. She has been First Lady only a little over a month and she already has her own section.

I know WAPO leans liberal. But, there is no need to add to the deification of the Obamas by slobbering all over her excellent dress sense. This is Celebritology. We snark on Celebrities for their (stupid )actions, love lives, and lack of fashion sense. Mrs. Obama has none of these (you know what I mean on the love life thing).

Please keep Celebritology about Celebrities and not politicians wives who dress well.

Posted by: epjd | February 26, 2009 12:04 PM | Report abuse

Please keep Celebritology about Celebrities and not politicians wives who dress well.

Posted by: epjd | February 26, 2009 12:04 PM

Or the kids of politicians.

Posted by: jezebel3 | February 26, 2009 12:14 PM | Report abuse

EP, I agree with you. Let's keep Mrs. O outta here unless she hits on LiLo or goes boozing with Mickey.

Posted by: rashibama | February 26, 2009 12:16 PM | Report abuse

ep, I can understand your point, but it's hard to see through all the capslock.

As a hippie liberal elitist, I personally like hearing about the First Lady, although elaborations on my personal politics rarely fit into the sacred snarking grounds of Celebritology. And I think for better for for worse, she's reached a celebrity status of her own (see: multiple People Magazine cover stories). It's certainly more coverage than Lauren Conrad has gotten lately.

I get tired of hearing about Lost. So I don't read the articles about it. But other people obviously enjoy it; why should my dislike of it prevent them from discussing it with great gusto? As long as they don't come over here and tell me what a moron I am for not watching, we can coexist.

That's all I've got. I'll be over by the bar flicking peanuts at Jerry Seinfeld. Fifty points if you hit his smug grin!

Posted by: Bawlmer51 | February 26, 2009 12:27 PM | Report abuse

Incidentally, I also think that the First Lady coverage will taper off somewhat as everyone gets used to the idea of the new President and his family (the first 100 days, and so on and so forth). Although when they get that dog, there are going to be pictures everywhere...

Posted by: Bawlmer51 | February 26, 2009 12:40 PM | Report abuse

So geek that I am, I looked up "celebrity" in the dictionary...and it says a famous or celebrated person, celebrated meaning widely-known. And on tht front she counts.

Posted by: mlc2 | February 26, 2009 1:05 PM | Report abuse

while i agree that Mrs O is not a 'celeb' by normal standards, neither is octomom (or Courtney Love if you consider the fact that she's done nothing but waste oxygen for 10 years)

Posted by: quintiliusvarus | February 26, 2009 1:06 PM | Report abuse

Can we add "octomom" to the banned list? Another non-celeb...

Posted by: kvs71 | February 26, 2009 1:13 PM | Report abuse

It goes without saying that the Jackson Family is beyond weird. Jermaine has named his sons Jaafar and Jermajesty. WTF?

Posted by: jinez1 | February 26, 2009 1:28 PM | Report abuse

"Can we add "octomom" to the banned list?"

Hear, hear. Especially now that I had to haul out the brain bleach after reading "octomom" and "porn" in the same sentence. Ewwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww

I heart Michelle Obama, so I'm fine if I hear about her every day.

Posted by: Californian11 | February 26, 2009 1:35 PM | Report abuse

It goes without saying that the Jackson Family is beyond weird. Jermaine has named his sons Jaafar and Jermajesty. WTF?

Posted by: jinez1 | February 26, 2009 1:28 PM

I know. Out of everything posted this morning, this is what caught my eye. Can you just imagine family reunions? That is a whole lot of crazy.

Posted by: jcm4 | February 26, 2009 1:54 PM | Report abuse

Oh, and from Adam Savage's Twitter feed:
Apparently, Kari Byron is pregnant -

http://twitter.com/donttrythis/status/1250542710

Posted by: Chasmosaur1 | February 26, 2009 10:32 AM
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In about a month or two, Kari will be ready to take on all those fart myths they've been meaning to bust.


Posted by: mdreader01 | February 26, 2009 2:29 PM | Report abuse

So, this woman knew that Morgan Freeman had been drinking and she rode with him anyway. And now she has the nerve to sue him? Wish I was the judge who could chase her greedy a$$ out of court.

Posted by: jaybbub | February 26, 2009 10:08 AM
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"Driving Miss Crazy"

Posted by: mdreader01 | February 26, 2009 2:30 PM | Report abuse

From the K Fed article:
“You buy your kids a pair of True Religions then they roll around in the dirt like kids do and a $200 pair of jeans is gone. With this economy, I’m looking to do something much more reasonable.”

I don't have kids, but I'm guessing most parents don't buy their kids $200 jeans.

Posted by: milesdy | February 26, 2009 9:36 AM

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Most parents don't get child support from Britney Spears, either.

Posted by: mdreader01 | February 26, 2009 2:32 PM | Report abuse

It goes without saying that the Jackson Family is beyond weird. Jermaine has named his sons Jaafar and Jermajesty. WTF?

Posted by: jinez1 | February 26, 2009 1:28 PM

I know. Out of everything posted this morning, this is what caught my eye. Can you just imagine family reunions? That is a whole lot of crazy.

Posted by: jcm4 | February 26, 2009 1:54 PM

LOL!! Now there is a reality show I may watch. The Jackson family tree. If MJ would participate, could solve some financial problems....

Posted by: hodie | February 26, 2009 2:45 PM | Report abuse

OctoMom offered $1 million for porn? I thought her current act is hard core porn.

Now if she would play Samuel L. Jackson's love interest in a Marvel movie, Samuel L. Jackson could act out his favorite 12-letter epithet.

Although...really....since all her babies have been conceived in vitro, hasn't OctoMom already proved herself to be a Mother That I Would Never, No Way Like to F@#$.

As for me, I prefer "Yippy Ki Yay"s with my Motherf@#$ers.

Posted by: sasquatchbigfoot | February 26, 2009 3:34 PM | Report abuse

Can we add "octomom" to the banned list? Another non-celeb...

***

Octomom will be a celebrity if she makes the porn movie ... and especially if she contracts out for several movies so they will pay her health insurance and benefits.

Posted by: rashibama | February 26, 2009 3:45 PM | Report abuse

ep - methinks you need to carm down. Michelle Obama, right now, is a bit of a celebrity. Sorry you don't agree with her or husband's politics, but she is one. We did not hear about Laura Bush b/c, to be honest, she was a bit more boring. We did get information on the Bush wedding and her book, etc. when it came around. And we also get the occasional other politicans, sports figures, etc. as necessary.

Like someone else said, I don't watch Lost, so I just read around it.

Posted by: suzannepdc | February 26, 2009 4:28 PM | Report abuse

Look on the bright side: an Octomom porno would create jobs for body doubles and/or airbrushers. 'Cause really, who wants to see that body after several multiple-birth pregnancies. The stretch marks and surgical scars can't be pretty.

Posted by: northgs | February 26, 2009 5:40 PM | Report abuse

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