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Celebritology 2.0: March 29, 2009 - April 4, 2009

Friday List: Being [Insert Celebrity's Name Here]

If you had the ability to inhabit the body of one celebrity for one day, who would it be and why? What would you do with your day? That was the genius question that sparked an outpouring of creativity in yesterday's Celebritology Live discussion.

By Liz Kelly  | April 3, 2009; 10:33 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (61)
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Madonna's Adoption Bid Rejected; Oprah Launching TV Channel

Malawi court rejects Madonna's adoption bid... Oprah Winfrey launching her own TV channel... Celebs (including Robert De Niro, Mariah Carey and Clint Eastwood) flock to South Africa for luxury hotel opening... Olsen twins's high end fashion line thriving.

By Liz Kelly  | April 3, 2009; 7:44 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (21)
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'Lost' Dueling Analysis: 'Whatever Happened, Happened'

Clearly there are numerous important things in "Whatever Happened, Happened" that are worth discussing, including the new, passive-aggressive Jack Shephard, the near-death of Ben Linus and exactly what Richard Alpert plans to do to steal Lil' Ben's innocence.

By Liz Kelly  | April 2, 2009; 10:37 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (187)
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Malawi Set to Approve Madonna Adoption, Says Official

Headlines: Malawi government to back Madonna's adoption bid, says government official... Sam Lutfi's sister says Britney Spears is afraid of her father...

By Liz Kelly  | April 2, 2009; 8:37 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (23)
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Gallery of Regrettable Publicity Stills: Russell Crowe

Sure, Russell Crowe's a serious actor with a reputation as, well, a humorless ogre, but once he was a young Aussie actor trying to claw his way into the showbiz game.

By Liz Kelly  | April 1, 2009; 10:12 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (13)
Categories:  Regrettable Publicity Stills  
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Madonna Says Adoption is By the Book; Madison and Wozniak Cut from 'DWTS'

Headlines: Madonna says she's following standard procedures in Malawi adoption... Liam Neeson wraps up Toronto filming... Holly Madison and Steve Wozniak cut from "Dancing with the Stars"

By Liz Kelly  | April 1, 2009; 7:15 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (56)
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Meetthefamous.com -- Inspired or Invasion of Privacy?

Screengrab of Meetthefamous.com. You're innocently loitering on a London street when you spot what appears to be a tipsy George Clooney. Or maybe you capture Penelope Cruz in a less than glamorous moment. Or perhaps you have an old pix of tweener heartthrob Zac Efron before "High School Musical" made him a star. In potentially horrifying news to many celebrities, a new Web site will pay you for all of the above. Meetthefamous.com, launched last fall, has quietly been picking up steam as a go-to site for aspiring paparazzi. Almost overnight, digital cameras and photo- and video-enabled cell phones have made celebrity news one of the first areas of news in which the idea of citizen journalism has actually caught on. "What I've done is created a home for everybody to be the paparazzi," said Meet the Famous CEO Jordan Osher, who underscores his contributors ability to go where...

By Liz Kelly  | March 31, 2009; 11:05 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (15)
Categories:  Celebrities, Extreme Fans  
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Rihanna Cooperating with Cops; Alleged Spears Plea Leaked Online

Mike Myers walks the runway at the 7th Annual 'Dressed To Kilt' charity fashion show on Monday in New York. (AP) Headlines: Rihanna still cooperating with prosecutors, says D.A.'s office... Bill O'Reilly says he'll never watch another Sean Penn movie... Gisele Bundchen says she thinks of Tom Brady's son as her own... Nick Cannon (who has "Mariah" tattooed across his back) gives Mariah Carey a Jack Russell terrier for first anniversary... Michael J. Fox tells Oprah he's not defined by Parkinson's disease... Josh Hartnett hospitalized with stomach pains... Alyson Hannigan gives birth to baby girl... Makeup artist and stylist sue Queen Latifah for alleged unpaid work... "Girl Next Door" Kendra Wilkinson launching her own line of stripper poles... Fire destroys ski lodge co-owned by Bruce Willis. Pix & Vid: Madonna's son Rocco shows off new mohawk... Paul McCartney's wardrobe malfunction. Crime Watch: Andre 3000 arrested for driving 109 mph......

By Liz Kelly  | March 31, 2009; 8:07 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (26)
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Should Madonna Adopt Again?

Madonna with daughter Lourdes in Malawi on Sunday. (AP) It was inevitable, you realize, that it would come to this. To think we could have somehow avoided a set-to about Madonna's attempt to adopt again is March madness, indeed. And so, here we are. The Objective Bits: -- Madonna has started legal proceedings to adopt four-year-old Malawian Chifundo "Mercy" James, whose mother died soon after she was born, according to sources in Malawi. Her father is reportedly still alive, but not a part of the child's life. However, Mercy's grandmother has spoken to one London newspaper calling the adoption a "steal" and that she won't let her granddaughter go. -- The now 50-year-old performer previously adopted son David Banda, now three, from Malawi in 2006 amid some controversy about possible loosening of the country's adoption laws. From all reports, Banda is thriving with Madonna, who also has two biological...

By Liz Kelly  | March 30, 2009; 11:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (26)
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Madonna Adoption Ruling Moved to Friday; Natasha Richardson 911 Tapes Released

Madonna arrives at a Malawi court on Monday. (AP) Headlines: Malawian judge delays Madonna adoption ruling to Friday; son David Banda reunited with biological father... Natasha Richardson 911 tapes released; Liam Neeson returns to work... Some Twittering celebs, including 50 Cent, use ghostwriters... Britney Spears's father forces fan site to shut down... Steve Wozniak to walk "Dancing with the Stars" partner Karina Smirnoff down the aisle... Candy Spelling doesn't speak to daughter Tori or grandkids... Katherine Heigl says she has no plans to leave "Grey's Anatomy." Pix & Vid: Paula Abdul at this weekend's Kids' Choice Awards... Amy Winehouse's pink ballet slippers come out of retirement... Cruise host John Mayer rocks short shorts... Christina Aguilera fetes Perez Hilton in leopard print leotard... Paris Hilton at the launch of her new sunglass collection... Video: Ashton Kutcher gets waxed (slightly NSFW). Rumor Mill: Angelina Jolie wants two more kids; Brangelina living...

By Liz Kelly  | March 30, 2009; 8:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (46)
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