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Posted at 8:03 AM ET, 04/ 9/2009

Hugh Jackman Cops to Ghost-Twitterer; Britney Spears Concert Stopped for 30 Minutes

By Liz Kelly
Thursday

Headlines: Hugh Jackman admits to not writing his own Twitter updates... Britney Spears's Vancouver concert stopped for 30 minutes because of "ventilation issue"... Katie Holmes to perform at D.C. Memorial Day concert... Musician Billy Bob Thornton offended by talk of his film career... Victoria Beckham to appear on "SpongeBob Square Pants" episode... Jay-Z, Rihanna, Kanye West ink fragrance deal... "Mad Men's" Jon Hamm auctions lunch date for charity... "Gossip Girl's" Leighton Meester releases single... Leonard Nimoy joining cast of "Fringe"... Whitney Houston countersuing stepmother... Gwyneth Paltrow's auctions hand-me-downs for charity...."Bachelorette" Trista Sutter to get permanent birth control, according to glowing corporate press release.

Pix & Video: Zac Efron stars in new "Funny or Die" video (some NSFW language).

Rumor Mill: Bruce Springsteen named as other man in divorce papers?... Megan Fox to play "She-Hulk"?... Angelina Jolie didn't collapse on "Salt" set, says rep... Celine Dion to buy Montreal Canadiens?... Ryan O'Neal refuses to post bail for jailed son.

Chat Day: Drop everything and join me at 2 p.m. ET for this week's hour of Celebritology Live. Then, Losties should stick around to debate last night's show in the 3 p.m. ET "Lost" Hour.

By Liz Kelly  | April 9, 2009; 8:03 AM ET
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Comments

What? The Obama's didn't fart today?


Who talks about their permanent birth control? Oh, I forgot we were talking about someone who went on TV to find her husband.

Posted by: supersonic1 | April 9, 2009 8:47 AM | Report abuse

Thank god it's a hockey team Celine Dion is buying. When I first read that, I thought she was expecting some canadians to help her around the house...

Posted by: Osteph | April 9, 2009 10:09 AM | Report abuse

Jay-Z, Rihanna, Kanye West ink fragrance deal.

I misread this initially as scented ink about to go on the market. Actually, that might sell.


Celine Dion to buy Montreal Canadiens.

Oh, celinedion! Byoolin must be in mourning.

Posted by: Nosy_Parker | April 9, 2009 10:13 AM | Report abuse

Supersonic, you beat me to the punch. Though it should be noted that everytime Britney has a "ventilation issue" it makes the news.

OK, the Katie Holmes story made me look. For a second I thought she was going to be singing Beach Boys tunes with John Stamos.

Victoria Beckham on SpongeBob. The mind reels. Just don't sing, Posh.

"Arthur Kelly alleges that Ann, his wife of 17 years, 'committed adultery with one Bruce Springsteen" -- For a while he didn't suspect a thing, but then she started doing unusual things in her sleep, like shouting, "tramps like us, baby we born to ruuuuuuuun" and jumping up on the bed and extending her hand to her husband, shouting, "heeeeey, baby!" and expecting him to dance with her.

Posted by: td_in_baltimore | April 9, 2009 10:16 AM | Report abuse

So, does this mean the Canadiens are celinedion?

Katie Holmes to perform at Memorial Day concert. As what, a mannequin?

Tell me again, what's the point of a ghost-Twitterer?

"Musician Billy Bob Thornton offended by talk of his film career." Actor Billy Bob Thornton offended by his music.

Good for Trista Sutter. Although yeah, weird that she felt the need for a press release about it. Who would have ever thought we'd see the day when a reality TV star could become the face of responsible family planning?

Posted by: northgs | April 9, 2009 10:19 AM | Report abuse

Wow, the Kevin Smith fanboys are out in full force for that Adrienne Shelley Foundation auction.

So far he's got the largest 2 bids there, one for lunch with him & the other for a walk-on in his latest flick with Bruce Willis called "A Couple of Dicks."

Granted, he didn't write that title, but after the whole "Zac & Miri Make A Porno" title debacle, you'd think he'd ask for a different title.

Cripes, Paul Rudd, Jon Hamm, not even Nathan Fillion are close & they're waaaay hotter & just as funny.

Yes, I'm shallow like that even though I dig KS lots.

Posted by: wadejg | April 9, 2009 10:24 AM | Report abuse

Oh, please let the next reality celeb to get permanent birthcontrol be octomom!

so when I got that text that said "bloody fingers and bloody toes" it was a ghost twitterer?

The Ghost Twitterer. Sounds like the name of a bad tv drama.

Posted by: hodie | April 9, 2009 10:31 AM | Report abuse

I'm liking that Ghost Twitterer concept....

But not a bad TV drama, more along the lines of Ghost Hunters...

A dark mansion dungeon. A cell phone sitting in the middle of the dusty floor.

It lights up....the Theme from the Good, the Bad and the Ugly plays....

Everybody jumps!

The message says:

"More cowbell."

The next 25 minutes is spent analyzing.

Posted by: memphis1 | April 9, 2009 10:46 AM | Report abuse

THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT.

Celine Dion will not buy the Montreal Canadiens.

BY ALL THAT IS HOLY AND THE POWER OF GRAYSKULL, I will collect bottles and cans from the ditches along the Interstates and turn them in for their deposits and buy the team myself before that will happen.

Maurice Richard, Georges Vezina, Howie Morenz and the entire pantheon of Les Glorieux will rise from their graves and descend upon her home in Florida if this were to come to pass. Jean Béliveau, Guy Lafleur, Ken Dryden and the Mahovlich brothers would fight hand-to-hand in the streets of Montreal. (Stéphane Richer, for his part, would hold onto the puck waaaaaay too long and not get a decent shot on goal, but never mind that.)

But, sacre calisse et corps d'Esprit santé, if Celine Dion buys les Habitants, we might as well start calling them Maple Leafs II.

I feel weak. I think I need to lie down.

Posted by: byoolin1 | April 9, 2009 10:49 AM | Report abuse

Finally Posh does something I can totally support.

Posted by: jaybbub | April 9, 2009 10:51 AM | Report abuse

poor habs
the only thing worse for the fans than celine owning the team is celine singing the national anthem every night...

this has to be right up there with a plague of frogs

Posted by: quintiliusvarus | April 9, 2009 10:55 AM | Report abuse

"The Ghost Twitterer. Sounds like the name of a bad tv drama." -- Yeah, hodie, it does. The pitch: "Singing in the Rain" meets social media. The story:

"Nancy McKeon stars as Jane Brown, an excellent writer, funny, intelligent and well-versed in both the Hollywood scene and how to craft eye-catching tweets.

Jane is hired by Belinda Beauregard (Jaclyn Smith), a successful film star whose globetrotting lifestyle and parade of handsome men is the talk of Tinseltown. Men want her, women want to be her. For a while, Jane likes the flexibility of tweeting for Belinda at home in her bathrobe.

But a chance meeting with Belinda's latest flame, Bolt Benson (Stephen Collins) rocks Jane's world when she realizes that she wants the rugged Bolt for herself.

The tweets are fast and furious and Belinda finds herself in a media storm of denials and betrayals as her Twitter life turns bad. Could Jane be sabotaging Belinda's life on purpose? Tuesday at 9 on Lifetime: Television for Women."

Posted by: td_in_baltimore | April 9, 2009 10:56 AM | Report abuse

OK, this is where my comic book geekness fails me -- the She-Hulk is a big girl, right? (Not in width, but in that Julie-Mewmar-heyday sort of statuesque way) And Megan Fox isn't that tall, is she? Seems like they could get a better match since the main character doesn't have to be the big name star of the film.

(If I'm wrong about Ms. Fox's height, I apologize in advance.)

Posted by: CentrevilleMom | April 9, 2009 10:59 AM | Report abuse

If I'd read memphis1's Ghost Twitterer setup first I'd've spared you mine. Nice!

Posted by: td_in_baltimore | April 9, 2009 10:59 AM | Report abuse

Arrgh. Sorry -- Julie Newmar, not Mewmar. Darn this typing without coffee!!

Posted by: CentrevilleMom | April 9, 2009 11:00 AM | Report abuse

Does Hugh Jackman's "admission" have anything to do with all those "hu_jackman" tweets pointing to porn sites? (Or so I've heard...)


Brit, it's going to take more than 30 minutes to get the stink off those songs.


Trista Sutter to get permanent birth control... So it turns out that her looks and personality *weren't* enough?


"Celine Dion to buy Montreal Canadiens?" Every time I read this I die a little inside. Here's how bad it is: I would rather read that the NHL's homuncular commissioner Gary Bettman were buying the team. One can only hope one of the other 9 parties looking at the financials steps in.

Posted by: byoolin1 | April 9, 2009 11:01 AM | Report abuse

Too bad I can't go to eBay at work or I would totally drive up the prices on those Adrienne Shelley auctions. Great cause!

What's a Leighton Meester?

There's no link on the Gwyneth Paltro story. But that's ok, I think we're all better off without it.

Posted by: eet7e | April 9, 2009 11:03 AM | Report abuse

Why are the words "Billy Bob Thornton" and "offended" used in the same sentence? Will he be doing a rap duet with Whackeen Phoenix?

Posted by: reddragon1 | April 9, 2009 11:04 AM | Report abuse

This just made me cackle out loud. The cats were scared:

----

I'm liking that Ghost Twitterer concept....

But not a bad TV drama, more along the lines of Ghost Hunters...

A dark mansion dungeon. A cell phone sitting in the middle of the dusty floor.

It lights up....the Theme from the Good, the Bad and the Ugly plays....

Everybody jumps!

The message says:

"More cowbell."

The next 25 minutes is spent analyzing.

Posted by: memphis1 | April 9, 2009 10:46 AM | Report abuse

Posted by: Liz Kelly | April 9, 2009 11:04 AM | Report abuse

Yours, too, TD. I'm liking "Bolt Benson." I'm smelling a Friday list in this somehow.

Posted by: Liz Kelly | April 9, 2009 11:06 AM | Report abuse

Julie Mewmar - didn't she play Kittenwoman?

Posted by: enter_the_lemur | April 9, 2009 11:06 AM | Report abuse

great pitches, memphis and td. You should take them to Hollywood.

byoolin, I was saving my poptops for the scouts, but I can save them and the cans for your fundraiser to buy the Canadians. Perhaps you need to get in on that online auction yourself.

Posted by: hodie | April 9, 2009 11:11 AM | Report abuse

quintilius
poor habs
the only thing worse for the fans than celine owning the team is celine singing the national anthem every night...

What if John McDermott buys the Make Believes?

Posted by: Nosy_Parker | April 9, 2009 11:11 AM | Report abuse

For Byoolin...

Every night in his dreams
the nightmares, the cold stares
Still he finds the strength to go on

Far across the ice rink
he sees the new owner.
Sitting there is Celine Dion.

And all throughout Montreal
I believe they hate Celine Dion
Sports fans
all over the land
detest Celine Dion
And their hate will go on and on.

Posted by: mdreader01 | April 9, 2009 11:25 AM | Report abuse

td, that would be an awesome lifetime channel movie....just the kind of trashy thing i tivo for the next time i'm stuck home w/a cold or flu.

A chicken-egg question: Which came first? Billy Boob or Wackeen? It seems the one has inspired the other.

Posted by: memphis1 | April 9, 2009 11:30 AM | Report abuse

Kanye West ink fragrance deal
****
hmmmm...liz, was the We(st ink) fragrance deal on purpose?

Posted by: frieda406 | April 9, 2009 11:30 AM | Report abuse

and i can't wait to see what nimoy does on "fringe"... which is filling the empty hole left by first "the x-files" and then "the 4400"

Posted by: memphis1 | April 9, 2009 11:31 AM | Report abuse

Julie Mewmar - didn't she play Kittenwoman?

****
just sprayed the dogs with cereal. fantabulous observation.

Posted by: frieda406 | April 9, 2009 11:33 AM | Report abuse

enter_the_lemur
Julie Mewmar - didn't she play Kittenwoman?

And Jim Belushi plays his brother John?

Posted by: Nosy_Parker | April 9, 2009 11:39 AM | Report abuse

Oh, yeah. Lilo & Sam. The Anne Heche Epiphany, Chapter 2, part ii.

Posted by: reddragon1 | April 9, 2009 12:04 PM | Report abuse

Was not providing a link for "Gwyneth Paltrow's auctions hand-me-downs for charity" an editorial comment, Liz? Just too GOOP-y for you?

Posted by: td_in_baltimore | April 9, 2009 12:07 PM | Report abuse

I heard the Bully Boob Thornton interview on Howard Stern this morning (as you likely did too, Liz, I know you're a Stern fan) and it was cringeworthy. It really did sound as if BBT was on drugs.

Posted by: jlessl | April 9, 2009 12:38 PM | Report abuse

WHOOOOO travels the whole world with her husband, Becks?

POSH VICTORIA

Who buys her couture with her husband's fat checks?

POSH VICTORIA

Who never removes food from her dinner dish?

POSH VICTORIA

When ever she smiles she resembles a fish

POSH VICTORIA

POSH VICTORIA, POSH VICTORIA, POSH VICTORIA

POSH VIC--TOR--IA!

Posted by: mdreader01 | April 9, 2009 12:40 PM | Report abuse

Birth control! What a concept!

Can we introduce Trista Sutter to Octolunaticmom?

Okay, guess it's too late for Michael Jackso's and Octomom's poor progeny, but maybe Trista Sutter will be an inspiration to Angelina Jolie and a lot of other celebs.

Posted by: Californian11 | April 9, 2009 1:17 PM | Report abuse

seriously liz...
the big news story of the day and you missed it...

the estate of Kurt Cobain got taken for 750m in a ponzi scheme... poor Courtney... ... ... ... *cough*

Posted by: quintiliusvarus | April 9, 2009 2:24 PM | Report abuse

Hugh Jackman admits to not writing his own Twitter updates.

Owe, the Antipodes!

Posted by: Nosy_Parker | April 9, 2009 3:58 PM | Report abuse

Yay, Essure! I'm glad that's getting some press, even if it was a celeb I had never even heard of. The more people who know about Essure, the more pressure there will be on doctors to do it. Those doctors will learn how, and then the procedure will be more available for people who want it.

Posted by: DCCubefarm | April 9, 2009 4:13 PM | Report abuse

I thought that Trista Sutter used her personality for birth control.

Nice lyrics to the Celine tune, mdreader. The only change I would make is to the last line and the title: My Habs Will Go On. Anyone want to guess how long it might be before changes the name from Canadiens to Team Celine after she buys them. If I were in the NHL, I'd tell Celine to stay the puck away. I suppose it could be worse. Dane Cook could be buying the Habs.

Since Celine lives much of the year in Florida, why can't she buy the Florida Panthers? She could change their name to the Snow Birds, thus ensuring a bevy of Canucks attending Fan Appreciation Day.

Speaking of the Canucks.... Britney Spears' appearance in Vancouver was halted for 30 minutes because of a "ventilation issue." I take it that Britney's first tune after the break was "Oops, I Farted Again."

Posted by: sasquatchbigfoot | April 9, 2009 5:18 PM | Report abuse

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