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Posted at 8:26 AM ET, 04/14/2009

ScarJo Defends Her Right to Tone Up; Gibson Headed for Divorce; Spector Convicted

By Liz Kelly

Tori Spelling poses at the launch party for her new book, 'Mommywood,' Monday in Beverly Hills. (AP)

Tuesday

Headlines: Mel Gibson's wife files for divorce; Gibson files response claiming the couple separated in 2006... Angelina Jolie tops Vanity Fair's Most Beautiful Woman poll... Scarlett Johansson defends her decision to tone up... Kathy Griffin says she's done poking fun at Lindsay Lohan... Gwyneth Paltrow throws son Moses a superhero-themed birthday party... Elisabeth Hasselbeck pens gluten-free cookbook... Lil' Kim narrowly avoids "Dancing With the Stars" wardrobe malfunction... Al Franken wins Minnesota Senate seat (again)... Jason Priestley and wife expecting second child... "Lost's" Josh Holloway and wife welcome baby girl, Java Kumala... Porn star Marilyn Chambers dies at 56.

Crime Watch: Phil Spector convicted of second-degree murder | Mug Shot.

Pix & Video: Madonna and Mercy... Drew Barrymore gets in on the front braid trend... Johnny Depp guest-voices on "SpongeBob Squarepants."

Rumor Mill: Chris Brown denies dating Natalie Mejia, still rumored to be seeing former flame... Madonna buys $40 million New York townhouse... John Mayer liked ex Jessica Simpson to be seen, not heard... Nick Lachey and Vanessa Minnillo headed for split?... Bobby Brown goes ballistic at New York pizzeria.

Say What?
"I like being naked, and I like Allure, so I figured, 'Why not?'" -- Chelsea Handler on her decision to pose nude in Allure's May issue.

"Everyone's a star and deserves the right to twinkle." -- The Marilyn Monroe-inspired quote Lindsay Lohan recently had tattooed on her wrist.

"I don't want a reunion via a talk show or to speak through the press. I want a relationship with you and my grandchildren." -- Candy Spelling's message to daughter Tori, posted on her very public Web site.

By Liz Kelly  | April 14, 2009; 8:26 AM ET
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Scarlett Johansson "actress"actually is a clone from original person,who has nothing with acting career.Clone was created illegally using stolen biomaterial.Original Scarlett Galabekian last name is nice, CHRISTIAN young lady.Original family didn't authorize any activity with stolen biomaterials

Posted by: unojklhh1 | April 14, 2009 8:58 AM | Report abuse

One post and we are already headed for a BKD? Kathy Griffin may be done poking fun at Lilo, but we aren't. I was rooting for a L'il Kim wardrobe malfunction but then Tom Bergeron literally stepped in. Did Josh Holloway order his child at Starbucks? What kinda name is that?

Phil Spector warming up Roman Polanski's bunk at Quentin. Must do research to see if we like Handler being nekkid as much as she does. Misread the Monroe quote as "right to Twinkie." Knew it was a disconnect b/c I would never associate Twinkies with either Lilo or MM.

Please take away Candy Spelling's celebrity card.

Posted by: reddragon1 | April 14, 2009 9:10 AM | Report abuse

It's so random that "Gluten-Free" is the new, in diet-modification craze. It's the Lactose Intolerance of this decade.

I can't wait to see what the 2010s bring us in terms of what people have convinced themselves they can't eat anymore.

Posted by: VTDuffman | April 14, 2009 9:12 AM | Report abuse

Celiac disease is not a trend. It is not controversial. It is as medically recognized as a disease as cancer.

Just b/c nutty Elizabeth has celiac disease doesn't mean it doesn't exist. She's no Jenny McCarthy - making up her own psuedo science.

Posted by: Amelia5 | April 14, 2009 9:31 AM | Report abuse

The headline says ScarJo, the photo says Tori. Scare me, why don't you!

Oh, Mrs. Mel. What finally clinched it for you? The flirtiness with Sigourney back during "The Year of Living Dangerously"? The gratuitious naked butt shot in "Bird on a Wire"? The ultraconversative "Passion of the Christ"? The DUI? Mel's dirty talk in Aramaic? You can tell us, hon; we'll keep your secret.

Isn't picking on LiLo kinda like shooting fish in a barrel at this point? -- oh, wait, just read the item about LiLo's new tattoo. Stupid grrl. Too much text. I guess she'll have to put that planned Gettysburg Address tattoo on the OTHER arm now.

Chelsea Handler has officially replaced Sarah Silverman as the Unfunniest Supposedly Funny Woman on the Planet. Tried to read her "book." Absolute dreck.

Hey, Al Franken! That old SNL skit where everything was about "me, Al Franken"? Done, buddy. The moment's gone. Move along now. Ding ding. You're done.

And VTDuffman, you're right about gluten-free being the new lactose-intolerant. I think the 2010s will be all about return-to-real-sugar. Just a guess.

Posted by: td_in_baltimore | April 14, 2009 9:32 AM | Report abuse

I'm all about the return-to-real-sugar. Let's go ahead and start that fad now! Diabetes be damned! (I'm being serious, I hate sugar "substitutes", they make my tummy hurt)

I can't see the mug shot, but the pic of Spector on the front page of wapo.com makes him look like a character in the waiting room in Beetlejuice. Man, if Woody Harrelson thought the paparazzi were zombies, wait until he gets a load of this!

Not surprised that LiLo went with a Monroe quote. I would probably rather have an Audrey Hepburn quote, such as: "I was born with an enormous need for affection, and a terrible need to give it.” or "The best thing to hold onto in life is each other."

Posted by: eet7e | April 14, 2009 9:44 AM | Report abuse

"Celiac disease is not a trend."

No one's denying that it's an actual disease. It's a "trend" in as much as everyone is dignosing themselves with it. Do some people actually have it? Sure. Are there a ton of people out there who think they have it but don't? You betcha.

It's like how every kid in the 90s had ADD or ADHD. Or, see the lactose intolerance thing from before. Am I the only one who's amazed at how few people are lactose intolerant these days compared to 10 years ago?

Posted by: VTDuffman | April 14, 2009 9:46 AM | Report abuse

"[T]he pic of Spector on the front page of wapo.com makes him look like a character in the waiting room in Beetlejuice. Man, if Woody Harrelson thought the paparazzi were zombies, wait until he gets a load of this!" --eet7e

That is one of the most hilarious comments I've ever read here. (Though to be honest, the shot of Spector gave me a Peter Perfect-Meets-Martin Short vibe. Not good. I like the Beetlejuice/zombie analogy MUCH better.) Bravo!

Posted by: td_in_baltimore | April 14, 2009 9:49 AM | Report abuse

Doesn't one have to undergo genetic testing to confirm a diagnosis of celiac disease? It is indeed a real condition, but I'd be wary of anyone self-diagnosing themselves with it. I work with some folks who religiously follow the blood-type diet, and it is the prince of junk science books. Kevin Trudeau's natural cures "they" don't want . . .is the King.

Still, there are plenty of cookbooks out there for gluten-free diets. I shudder at the thought of a world with no biscuits, pie crusts, pasta, or cakes. Rice flour is nice, but it doesn't beat the real thing.

Oh and its official--John Mayer is an asshat.

Posted by: jelo | April 14, 2009 9:59 AM | Report abuse

VT, "Gluten-Free" is the new, in diet-modification craze" made me LOL.
Carm down, Amelia, just a joke. We know it's real, just a lot of hypochondriacs out there are convinced they are one of them.

"Wake-up and smell the Java" has new meaning at the Holloway household.

A couple questions re Lindsay's new tat: How did they fit that whole quote on her wrist? When did they start making glitter tatoos?

I'm sure most of the lizards actually agree with John Mayer this week. I'll bet Nick Lachey did too.

Bob Brown to soon be nominated Father of the Year. Way to go Bobby. P.S. Ever hear of credit cards?

Posted by: hodie | April 14, 2009 10:02 AM | Report abuse

jelo, takes a biopsy of the lining of the gi tract to diagnose Celiac disease as well as meeting various clinical criteria. It is not super common.

Posted by: hodie | April 14, 2009 10:05 AM | Report abuse

"I shudder at the thought of a world with no biscuits, pie crusts, pasta, or cakes."

Have you seen the injustice that is "Gluten-Free Beer?" That's when I knew that these people had gone too far!

Posted by: VTDuffman | April 14, 2009 10:24 AM | Report abuse

I've never much liked Jessica Simpson, but I watched that new TV show "I get that a lot" where they have celebrities work normal jobs and respond to average folks saying "Aren't you Mario Lopez?" with "I get that a lot." And on this show Jessica Simpson was actually really good. Very good at improvising some killer lines and dealing with the public. She's working as a computer tech at a store and has the following exchange:

Jessica: You know who you look like?
Guy: Who?
J: Seth Rogen. You know who I get a lot?
Guy: Jessica Simp-
J: (rolling eyes) Britney Spears.

It was hilarious.

Posted by: Roxie1 | April 14, 2009 10:27 AM | Report abuse

LiLo's other arm should say, "I am an addict and I am required to tinkle."

Josh, Nancy Grace is very disappointed you didn't name your girl, "Natalie."

Scarlett Johanson has actually weighed her arms and feet?

I never thought I'd agree with John Mayer on anything until this morning.

Looks like Candy Spelling's situation calls for 'The Ghost Twitterer.'

Posted by: mdreader01 | April 14, 2009 10:33 AM | Report abuse

Okay. I just read Scarjo's article.

And as well as Jessica Simpson did on that dumb TV show I watched, she's no Scarlett Johansson.

Posted by: Roxie1 | April 14, 2009 10:36 AM | Report abuse

I heart Kathy Griffin! Thanks for that fantastic link Liz. Not so much for the LiLo stuff, or the funny bikini bod commments, but for the pretty thorough break down of how the public and public figures have been handling the domestic violence of Chris Brown.

Posted by: bravegal | April 14, 2009 10:38 AM | Report abuse

mdreader, you have outdone yourself with the Holloway comment. First I read it. Then paused. Said it out loud. And then I fell off my chair. Seriously. I am not worthy to snark in your presence. Brilliant.

(Aside to reddragon: I imagine Yessica and Josh ordered a "tall" Java rather than a venti or grande for easier labor. Expect any future Java siblings to be named along the lines of either Fiji or Frappacino.)

All we need now is a good Marilyn Chambers riff (best I could come up with was something along the lines of "Behind the Pearly Gates" -- weak, I know...) and my day will just about be complete. Who's up to bat? Any takers?

Posted by: td_in_baltimore | April 14, 2009 10:52 AM | Report abuse

bravegal - thanks for pointing me to that link, you are right to heart Kathy Griffin. I am glad to hear she's actually saying the things she said and I agree with her....

Posted by: LTL1 | April 14, 2009 10:53 AM | Report abuse

At the risk of contributing to a BKD craze, the GF thing is pretty serious for those who have celiac's. I was crushed when I got my diagnois two years ago, but products like GF beer do make it easier to cope with the loss of favorite foods (that doesn't sound quite right). I for one am happy that more and more companies are recognizing the real need for GF products. That said, I'm terrified of having Elizabeth Hasselbeck as the face of celiac's. Especially after I read the description of her book. She's dipping her toe into Jenny McCarthy territory and that's bad for those of us who have a real honest to god medical condition.

Posted by: StuckatWork | April 14, 2009 10:54 AM | Report abuse

Hey, Al Franken! That old SNL skit where everything was about "me, Al Franken"? Done, buddy. The moment's gone. Move along now. Ding ding. You're done.

Posted by: td_in_baltimore | April 14, 2009 9:32 AM
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Not to get all BDK on you, but we are talking about an election, not an entertainment career. And as the election appears to be going, each time he wins, he wins by a higher marging. Nevertheless, something tells me that he'd be a whole lot more funny on the Senate floor than he ever was on SNL.


Posted by: mdreader01 | April 14, 2009 11:01 AM | Report abuse

JS was pretty funny on that show (so was Heidi Klum), esp. when she was going against the "Peace" lady. I really want to like her, but geez, sometimes she's too much.

PS, I have a gluten friend visting this week and have no idea what to cook for her. All of my meals are Gluten filled.

Posted by: Guest1234 | April 14, 2009 11:07 AM | Report abuse

I heart Kathy Griffin too.

I agree w/John Mayer on the JSimp not talking thing.

I hate to admit it but I watched that 'I Get That A Lot' show. Heidi Klum was miles better than JSimp and I don't just say that because of the huge girl-crush I have on her.

Posted by: jes11 | April 14, 2009 11:16 AM | Report abuse

I'm sorry, how clueless do you have to be to declare Al Franken done? He's won an election. Read another newspaper page besides the entertainment section...

At least Marilyn Monroe was smart enough not to get all tatted up.

I love what John Mayer used to say to JS, particularly that she didn't get it. I wonder if she is still trying to get spiritual...

Posted by: msame | April 14, 2009 11:48 AM | Report abuse

Expect any future Java siblings to be named along the lines of either Fiji or Frappacino.) - td

Or Bali? Bali Wood Holloway? And definitely props on the Nancy Grace/Natalee quip. I would've gone with Greta Van Sustern, though. Also, EW handicaps upcoming tv shows for the week. The Natalee Holloway Story is on LMN on Sunday. EW's take: As if you didn't know this movie was coming.

I had a coworker who self-diagnosed Celiac Disease. She also claimed she had ulcerative colitis, diverticulitis and colon cancer. We claimed that she needed a straight jacket and some valium.

Posted by: eet7e | April 14, 2009 11:49 AM | Report abuse

Hey, Al Franken! That old SNL skit where everything was about "me, Al Franken"? Done, buddy. The moment's gone. Move along now. Ding ding. You're done
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also not wanting to sound cranky, but just to point out that he's been declared the winner. isn't that different that "ding ding, you're done"? more appeals coming, of course.

Posted by: frieda406 | April 14, 2009 11:49 AM | Report abuse

Hey stuckatwork and Guest1234, no disrespect to you or your friend. Sometimes when a disease gets put into the public spotlight, all sorts of people will imagine they have it too which I am sure you know can be frustrating to those of you who are truly diagnosed. On the otherhand, it the attention will help one person get correctly diagnosed, putting up with the hypochondriacs is totally worth it. Guest1234, your friend will probably be very impressed and appreciative if you just ask him/her.

Posted by: hodie | April 14, 2009 11:51 AM | Report abuse

I'm all about the return-to-real-sugar
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right on!!!!
*****
I shudder at the thought of a world with no biscuits, pie crusts, pasta, or cakes
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and don't forget the cookie. must have cookies.

Posted by: frieda406 | April 14, 2009 11:54 AM | Report abuse

Yeah, I was scared too when I saw the ScarJo headline + emaciated starvation victim's arm and green dress. Whew! Imagine my relief when I realized it was only that perpetual lollipop Tori Spelling.

And speaking of emaciated, Angelina Jolie most beautiful? I just don't get it.

Java? *Java*? Owe, the humanity. Poor kid. If they have another, will it be named "Grande Nonfat Decaf"?

Posted by: Californian11 | April 14, 2009 11:56 AM | Report abuse

Man, the first commenter's heart just isn't in it today, is it? The first few times he/she commented on Scarlett being a clone, the posts were around 130 words long. Today's was 37.

It's like the Galabekian Clones have gotten to him.

Posted by: byoolin1 | April 14, 2009 11:57 AM | Report abuse

I don't believe for one second that ScarJo actually wrote that editorial. All the references to scientific studies and research is a dead giveaway that some public relations firm wrote it. People are attracted to her because she is curvy. If she turns into one of the lollypop girls like Lindsay and Tori Spelling she is doing away with the only reason why she is popular. It's surely not for her acting or singing.

Posted by: buffysummers | April 14, 2009 12:01 PM | Report abuse

the dogs have gathered 'round, waiting/wanting to be fed this a.m., so last comment - is there some reason candy spelling can't call her daughter on the phone rather than engaging in this public back & forth? bizarre.

Posted by: frieda406 | April 14, 2009 12:02 PM | Report abuse

I'm a female so I don't really care about ScarJo's shape but I don't like the dark hair color. Am I the only one?

RE: GF house guest, Guest1234, don't know where you live but if you google gluten free restaurants in your area, you might get some ideas. A lot of restaurants, even chains like Outback or Ted's Montana Grill keep a separate menu for people keeping a GF diet. If you have a whole foods or good health food grocery store near you, you can find a decent assortment of GF stuff available.
I was diagnosed three years ago (blood test, biopsy, and a skin disorder that's only associated w/celiac) so while I understand it's the medical condition du jour for some folks, for others (like me) it's a real disease which is fortunately controllable through diet. For the record, GF beer is not my stein of brew, but I still enjoy wine & other adult beverages.

Posted by: pras40 | April 14, 2009 12:14 PM | Report abuse

At risk of sounding really glib, it's not really that hard to make "gluten-free" meals...

Gluten is essentially a wheat protein. No Wheat = No Gluten.

To the poster above who was asking about making dinner for a freind: any protein(chicken, pork, steak) combined with any vegetables is a gluten free meal.

If you did something like a nice steak with a sauteed spinach or something, boom, gluten-free. You don't really have to go to great lengths to eat gluten-free, just drop the starch. My Fiancee and I eat gluten-free most of the time without even trying because we don't really eat that many starches.

Posted by: VTDuffman | April 14, 2009 12:28 PM | Report abuse

td
Hey, Al Franken! That old SNL skit where everything was about "me, Al Franken"? Done, buddy. The moment's gone. Move along now. Ding ding. You're done.

Actually, td dear, it's Norm Coleman who's toast. But maybe SNL could sign him to an occasional gig on "Weekend Update" just for political balance, since he's kinda cute.

Posted by: Nosy_Parker | April 14, 2009 12:40 PM | Report abuse

Holy photoshop on that beatific Madonna and Child photo. Maybe Madonna's real reason for adopting was so that she could star in that one picture - the lighted white Madonna holding the dark skinned child as if she's breast feeding it? Madonna really owes the editor who smoothed and plumped her face even better than her most recent facelift.


How sad that the tattoo artist couldn't have left that w off of Lindsay's tattoo. I'm not so sure that everyone's a star, but I could definitely get behind everyone's right to tinkle.

Behind their right to tinkle, not in front of it. That'd be gross.


-the poster formerly known as epony

Posted by: trichobezoar | April 14, 2009 12:49 PM | Report abuse

Sheesh, people. Lighten up. I'm not a Franken fan. Yes, the votes can and will be counted ad nauseam. Yes he's now an elected official. I got it. Just tired of hearing about it is all. When I move to Minnesota or he runs for president? Then perhaps I'll care what Al Franken thinks. Until then, no. Ding ding. I'm done.

Posted by: td_in_baltimore | April 14, 2009 12:51 PM | Report abuse

td
Just tired of hearing about it is all.

I think that was mainly Coleman's fault.

Posted by: Nosy_Parker | April 14, 2009 1:03 PM | Report abuse

Gluten-free food is very easy,

BUT - be careful. Gluten (wheat, barley rye and malt flavoring) is in most PROCESSED food - including rice crispies!

You can still have starch (totally differet from gluten) - just make rice from scratch or potatoes from scratch.

Don't buy cold-cuts or a roasted chicken - it likely has gluten in it, as do most processed seasonings.

The fresher the food = the less gluten.

One of our children has it - and you can still have cookies, etc - but made with rice or potato flour. It is actually a very painful disease IF you eat gluten, but once you stop, you feel much better.

Posted by: Amelia5 | April 14, 2009 1:15 PM | Report abuse

Mel Gibson's lawyer's name is Kaufman. He'd better win big, or Mel's next traffic stop is going to be *really* ugly.


Kathy Griffin done poking fun at Lindsay Lohan. We all win if we hear less about LiLo and less from KaGri.


Isn't Java Kumala one of the selections at Diedrich's "Coffee Of The Month" club?


Porn star Marilyn Chambers dies at 56. Well, td, now we know what that smell coming from behind the green door was.


"John Mayer liked Jessica Simpson to be seen, not heard." That news, along with sales figures for her albums and the Dukes of Hazzard movie, seem to confirm that it's unanimous.

Posted by: byoolin1 | April 14, 2009 1:25 PM | Report abuse

"You can still have starch (totally differet from gluten) - just make rice from scratch or potatoes from scratch"

For the record, I didn't say that you couldn't have starch. I said if you don't eat starch, you're not going to have to worry about Gluten. It's like a square is a rectangle but a rectangle is not necessarily a square.

I didn't know about Cold cuts and the roast chicken and the seasonings. It's almost disturbing to think of *why* there would be wheat protein in any of those things.

Posted by: VTDuffman | April 14, 2009 1:35 PM | Report abuse

Gluten-free in some circles is becoming a trend, but most people would not like to give up all gluten products. I ran into one of those gluten types in the health food store going on about the virtues of rye. When he tried to convince me a celiac to try it and I explained that there is gluten in rye, you'd have thought I had crushed him.

To people like Duffman, have you always been such a high and mighty crank? Personally, I think Elisabeth is exploiting her celiac to make a buck. She always talked about how she couldn't cook. For those of us who actually have celiac, the disease is no picnic. Just because gluten is avoidable doesn't mean we don't have unanticipated setbacks that can be incredibly painful. I can have a swollen painful belly for weeks if accidentally contaminated. Then there's the blood in my stool.

Yeah Duffman celiac is sure a fun band wagon.

Posted by: mojango | April 14, 2009 1:56 PM | Report abuse

"To people like Duffman, have you always been such a high and mighty crank?"

What gave you the impression that I was "high and mighty?"

I never once spoke ill of people who actually have the disease. I was referring to people like you actually mention in your first paragraph. They're silly, they rarely if ever know what they're talking about, and they any care because it's the fad diet modification trend. That behavior is mockable, actually having the disease is not.

At risk of sounding high-and-mighty, next time read the content of the posts before getting all offended. And, lighten up a tad.

Posted by: VTDuffman | April 14, 2009 2:00 PM | Report abuse

"No one's denying that it's an actual disease. It's a "trend" in as much as everyone is dignosing themselves with it. Do some people actually have it? Sure. Are there a ton of people out there who think they have it but don't? You betcha."

Duffman, I read every single post. How your words came across may be different than you intended. The above implies that there are and will be a bunch of hypochondriac types running around thinking they are celiac when they are not. The problem with that implied perspective, and the reason why some of us who do have celiac get defensive is, it is that kind of mentality that makes it hard for those of us who actually have the disease. Even with a diagnosis, celiacs still get the rolled eye responses. Actually there are people out there who think it can be cured with enzymes and the like.

Thus my reaction. If you didn't intend that, then as you have advised me to read the posts, perhaps you can choose your words for a computer screen more carefully.

Posted by: mojango | April 14, 2009 2:22 PM | Report abuse

And I'll try to lighten up. My apologies I have a headache.

Posted by: mojango | April 14, 2009 2:23 PM | Report abuse

Somehow I wanted to work in a "21 gun salute" reference in response to the Marilyn Chambers news, but I just couldn't get it up.

Posted by: MStreet1 | April 14, 2009 2:28 PM | Report abuse

At risk of sounding high-and-mighty, next time read the content of the posts before getting all offended. And, lighten up a tad.

Posted by: VTDuffman | April 14, 2009 2:00 PM |
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Sheesh, people. Lighten up. I'm not a Franken fan.

Posted by: td_in_baltimore | April 14, 2009 12:51 PM |
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OK, it's not a BDK day but a CARM DOWN DAY.

Posted by: mdreader01 | April 14, 2009 2:30 PM | Report abuse

"The above implies that there are and will be a bunch of hypochondriac types running around thinking they are celiac when they are not."

There *are* though. That's the whole point. You're right, it *does* make it tougher for actual Celiacs to get the credit they deserve (for lack of a better term) for their disease.

I guess where we differ is that I want to mock the hypochondriacs and you want to pretend they don't exist. My theory is that these people can be shamed into moving on to the next fad diet modification (see: lactose intolerance).

Look, I'm sorry that it sucks to have your disease. But, the way I see it, you should be on my side - mocking and shaming the people who are pretending to have the disease simply because it's "cool." These people are the problem, not me. Your anger is mis-focused.

Posted by: VTDuffman | April 14, 2009 2:32 PM | Report abuse

Original family didn't authorize any activity with stolen biomaterials

Posted by: unojklhh1 | April 14, 2009 8:58 AM
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True. Families of Hollywood stars usually prefer to buy their biomaterials outright. You get better quality that way.

Posted by: mdreader01 | April 14, 2009 2:32 PM | Report abuse

I think we may have proven that while it feels better physically to avoid all gluten, mentally it's a b*tch!

Posted by: jes11 | April 14, 2009 2:33 PM | Report abuse

mdreader01,

You are hot today!

Posted by: jes11 | April 14, 2009 2:35 PM | Report abuse

Angelina most beautiful? Uh, okay, if you like 'em emaciated and crazy.

I have a soft spot for Jessica Simpson and I just don't know why.

Madonna looks nothing like Madonna any more. And the current look is NOT an improvement.

What took Robyn Gibson so long?

And along those lines, may I say that "sugar t!ts" is one of my all-time favorite nicknames.

Posted by: jaybbub | April 14, 2009 2:35 PM | Report abuse

"...you want to pretend they don't exist."

I actually believe hypochondriacs do exist.

"Look, I'm sorry that it sucks to have your disease."

It can suck, and if you only knew how well my mom bakes. The upside is that life sucked for 8 years before diagnosis. Trust me, it's much better now.

"But, the way I see it, you should be on my side - mocking and shaming the people who are pretending to have the disease simply because it's "cool." "

I agree with your sentiments. At the same time there is that side of me that thinks that drawing attention to them only "feeds" their attention seeking. Kind of like a temper tantrum. Ignore? Acknowledge? Or acknowledge and quickly move on?

I say let's start a new trend and see how far we can get it to go. Must go think of one!

Posted by: mojango | April 14, 2009 2:52 PM | Report abuse

I say let's start a new trend and see how far we can get it to go. Must go think of one!

Posted by: mojango | April 14, 2009 2:52 PM | Report abuse

Ok, as long as we don't have a chocolate or diet coke intolerance, I'm game.
So mojango and VT, did we kiss and make-up?

Posted by: hodie | April 14, 2009 2:58 PM | Report abuse

"I say let's start a new trend and see how far we can get it to go. Must go think of one!"

I'd argue that the gluten-free one is already on the decline, to be honest. The person above who suggested "real sugar" was actually on to something.

I'm thinking that the next big fad diet-modification movement is going to be the anti-High Fructose Corn Syrup people. You hear about them a little bit, but I think that the Anti-HFCSers are going to hit it real big here in a couple of years.

Posted by: VTDuffman | April 14, 2009 3:02 PM | Report abuse

I say let's start a new trend and see how far we can get it to go. Must go think of one!

Posted by: mojango | April 14, 2009 2:52 PM | Report abuse

Ok, as long as we don't have a chocolate or dietcoke intolerance, I'm game.
So mojango and VT, did we kiss and make-up?

Posted by: hodie | April 14, 2009 3:03 PM | Report abuse

oops sorry for the double post. I was at first rejected and I thought it was due to the use of a trademark name

Posted by: hodie | April 14, 2009 3:05 PM | Report abuse

Chocolate? Don't even put the idea out there.

hodie, I overhead someone saying that liver and all it's associated products like liverwurst increases one's lifespan. No more need for human growth hormone injections in Hollywood. They can eat liverwurst! (At least that's better than some yoga types who drink urine.)

Liver and urine. That's the best I can come up with although the urine thing is for real.

Back to work. Plus I suddenly have to go to the loo.

Posted by: mojango | April 14, 2009 3:09 PM | Report abuse

Drew Barrymore interview on NPR "Fresh Air" today!

Posted by: Nosy_Parker | April 14, 2009 3:17 PM | Report abuse

A big huge smoochy shout out to the jurors who got it right and convicted that slimy asshat Phil Spector!!!!! I can't tell you the relief felt round my neighborhood (Lana lived nearby) that the character assassination on her failed and a history of menacing women with guns was taken seriously. That "she killed herself" was ever even considered as a defense strategy should have been laughed out of court. Even if she was suicidal (no one who knew her gives it even a remote possibility), have none of these people ever read mysteries, FBI procedurals or watched crime shows with psychologists and profilers? Pop quiz: Someone reports a suicide. Victim is a beautiful woman. A woman beautiful enough to make her living off her looks. What's the most likely means of death? What is the least likely means of death?

Most female suicides are by overdose. Often they dress up and arrange themselves nicely on a bed or sofa. The odds of a beautiful woman shooting herself in the FACE are infintessimal. The odds of THIS woman doing it are non-existent, in my humble opinion.

Thanks for letting me get that off my chest, guys ;-)

Posted by: sorcerers_cat | April 14, 2009 3:25 PM | Report abuse

Bringing the celiac thing back to Elizabeth Hassleback, I think the problem is that her book (or at least the publishers of the book)promotes the GF diet as a fad cure all. That's what I reacted negatively.

Posted by: StuckatWork | April 14, 2009 3:28 PM | Report abuse

sorcerers_cat, along similar lines, did you catch this snippet I posted late yesterday? Sorry to repeat myself, but I'm short on original material today.

"In closing arguments at the retrial, prosecutor Truc Do... pointed out that Clarkson bought new shoes on the day she died -- something a suicidal woman would not do."
http://www.cnn.com/2009/CRIME/04/13/phil.spector.verdict/index.html

Posted by: Nosy_Parker | April 14, 2009 3:31 PM | Report abuse

sorcerers_cat, Did you happen to catch last night's "Castle" episode? I thought of you when Castle gets himself a bullet-proof vest with "WRITER" emblazoned on the front and back (in the identical style of the ones the cops wear saying "POLICE").

Posted by: Nosy_Parker | April 14, 2009 3:34 PM | Report abuse

ScarJo, Dear, it's okay by me if a little deflation is one effect of your getting into shape. While I love bodacious ta-tas, I am also have a soft spot -- don't worry, *that* spot isn't soft -- for athletic, muscular women with great legs. How do you think I came to be with Ms. Snatchquatch?

Regarding Chelsea Handler, I am pleased that I am not alone in the opinion that she ain't funny. I've paused on Chelsea Lately in my late-night surfing a number of times, and have yet to laugh. What is the deal with Chuy Bravo? Do they use him for the occasional Dwarf Toss contest? As Chelsea herself....she makes Jennifer Aniston look sexy. I can't remember another woman who in theory and by the specs shold be so hot who is NOT. And her face...wtf has she done to her face? The other night Comedy Central aired one of Chelsea's old stand-up routines opposite Chelssa Lately on E! The Old Chelsea looked so much prettier than the current Witch Chelsea.

Continuing my verbosity, now there is the subject of Phil Spector's hair, or what passes for hair. I understand that his skull is a topol zipper map from all the stitches he required after his auto accident trauma. But why the wigs? As a follically-challenged cryptid, I long ago discovered the fund of collecting and wearing different hats. And, for the Inner Outlaw Biker in all of us, there's always the Do-Rag.

Finally, I have the perfect solution to Jessica's Simpson's perpetual chattiness. Jessica, Dear, please come over here, get on your knees, and open your mouth. And please try to keep your head level, so my beer won't fall off.

Posted by: sasquatchbigfoot | April 14, 2009 3:46 PM | Report abuse

Addendum: "Elisabeth Hasselbeck pens gluten-free cookbook.."
Considering the author, we already know that it will be intelligence free.

Posted by: sasquatchbigfoot | April 14, 2009 3:47 PM | Report abuse

mojango, VTs idea of high fructose corn syrup will probably be it (note the commercials defending it already) but avoiding highfructose corn syrup is every bit as difficult as a gluten-free diet.
I'm not sure I could get on board with a liver diet. A liver-free diet, on the otherhand, would be ok since I have self-diagnosed myself as "organmeat intolerant" (Sas, I mean liver and kidney!) LOL

Posted by: hodie | April 14, 2009 3:52 PM | Report abuse

Hmmmm, now that I think of it, maybe there is, or rather will be, a good reason for Phil Spector to wear wigs in prison....if you get my drift. Ask for the Crisco, Phil! Phil will soon be volunteering to fly through the windshield a second time.

Posted by: sasquatchbigfoot | April 14, 2009 3:57 PM | Report abuse

A liver-free diet, on the otherhand, would be ok since I have self-diagnosed myself as "organmeat intolerant" (Sas, I mean liver and kidney!) LOL
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Dr Hodie, not for one instant did I take your comment in a sexual way...until your qualification.

Interesting thread in today's Weingarten discussion about the high incidence of tonsil cancer due to HPV. Weingarten said it depressed him because it might discourage oral activities. Then someone -- you? -- pointed out that within the past 30 years, standard medical practice has shifted from routine removal of tonsils during childhood to letting people retain their tonsils. So the reported findings were probably not, as Weingarten inferred, due to people discovering oral pleasures. Rather, they wee due to more people retaining their tonsils through puberty.

Posted by: sasquatchbigfoot | April 14, 2009 4:19 PM | Report abuse

Hey Nosy--I had to DVR "Castle" last night (I'm a couple of eps behind anyway--I am a Fillion fan, hubby not so much but he's warming to the show)--however the main reason for DVR was that we had to tune in to the premiere of "Doing Da Vinci" on Discovery as a friend's boyfriend is one of the four main builder guys on the show. It was, mercifully, very entertaining--they built a real live version of a tank that Da Vinci designed. Friend's bf was great.

Shoes indeed--she bought them for WORK. LC had just started her job at House of Blues and was EXCITED about it and the opportunities to network it would provide. Sadly, she probably thought Spector would have good working contacts for her--poor judgment, but not deserving of the outcome. I only knew her to nod to in passing, but those who actually *knew* her say she had a really sunny personality. So sad.

Posted by: sorcerers_cat | April 14, 2009 4:31 PM | Report abuse

Shoes, not "shoes."

Posted by: Nosy_Parker | April 14, 2009 4:35 PM | Report abuse

Speaking of "trendy" diseases, I wonder how the CDC's coming with their study of Morgellons disease? You don't hear much about that one any more.

Posted by: bobsewell | April 14, 2009 4:50 PM | Report abuse

Dr Hodie, not for one instant did I take your comment in a sexual way...until your qualification.

Uh right, I believe you, Sas. ;)

I think unfortunately HPV is the culprit in the increase tonsillar cancers, not more people keeping them (although that is true). Just be safe out there people!

Posted by: hodie | April 14, 2009 5:02 PM | Report abuse

Speaking of "trendy" diseases, I wonder how the CDC's coming with their study of Morgellons disease? You don't hear much about that one any more.

Posted by: bobsewell | April 14, 2009 4:50 PM
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Trying to start a new "thread," are we?

Posted by: sasquatchbigfoot | April 14, 2009 5:03 PM | Report abuse

Celiac disease is the new pony in LizardLand.

And thank you, jaybbub!!

Posted by: Californian11 | April 14, 2009 5:03 PM | Report abuse

Saquatch - !!! :-D

Posted by: bobsewell | April 14, 2009 5:07 PM | Report abuse

hodie (and other Buckeyes here), did you catch this article in today's Post? Yet another new strand, albeit one of (gluten-free?) pasta.

"Chili, Your Way, Any Way, in Cincinnati"
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/04/13/AR2009041302470.html?hpid=artslot

Posted by: Nosy_Parker | April 14, 2009 5:12 PM | Report abuse

I have a soft spot for Jessica Simpson and I just don't know why.

Posted by: jaybbub | April 14, 2009 2:35 PM |
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Coincidently, so does she!

Posted by: mdreader01 | April 14, 2009 5:29 PM | Report abuse

Finally, I have the perfect solution to Jessica's Simpson's perpetual chattiness. Jessica, Dear, please come over here, get on your knees, and open your mouth. And please try to keep your head level, so my beer won't fall off.

Posted by: sasquatchbigfoot | April 14, 2009 3:46 PM
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Not if she has her tonsils, she won't.

Posted by: mdreader01 | April 14, 2009 5:39 PM | Report abuse

Not if she has her tonsils, she won't.

Posted by: mdreader01 | April 14, 2009 5:39 PM |
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Okay, let me amend..


Jessica, have you had your Gardasil shot?
You have? Excellent!
Now Jessica, Dear, please come over here, get on your knees, and open your mouth. And please try to keep your head level, so my beer won't fall off.

Posted by: sasquatchbigfoot | April 14, 2009 5:42 PM | Report abuse

hodie (and other Buckeyes here), did you catch this article in today's Post? Yet another new strand, albeit one of (gluten-free?) pasta.

"Chili, Your Way, Any Way, in Cincinnati"
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/04/13/AR2009041302470.html?hpid=artslot

Posted by: Nosy_Parker | April 14, 2009 5:12 PM
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I was raised too far north off I-71. Cinci chili is an abomination. Anthony Bordain and Michael Ruhlman already proved that.

Mecklenburg Gardens is another matter altogether. It ranks right up there with Schmidts in Columbus.

Posted by: mdreader01 | April 14, 2009 5:44 PM | Report abuse

Nosy,
Nice to see press from Cinci that isn't about another Bengal getting arrested but I agree with mdreader. I hate Skyline Chili. Yucko. They put cinnamon in it. Goldstar is only just a little better. I can make better chili at home.

Posted by: hodie | April 14, 2009 5:50 PM | Report abuse

Cinnamon is ok in chili as long as there is sufficient cumin to balance it out and you're not passing it off as a signature dish north of, say, Oklahoma.

Chili cookoffs are a nice, fun summer activity. But no city that gets measurable snow in the wintertime has a right to declare chili as a "signiture food."

Cincinnati could and should be celebrated for its uniqueness such as it's colorful baseball history, it's wacky suburban Congressional representation, and the fact that it is not Lexington, KY.

Posted by: mdreader01 | April 14, 2009 6:49 PM | Report abuse

Cincinnati could and should be celebrated for its uniqueness
****
graeter's ice cream.

Posted by: frieda406 | April 15, 2009 1:47 AM | Report abuse

Thanks for the all cooking advice for my friend. Meat and veggies, I can totally do. She'll just have to skip the rice. :)

Posted by: Guest1234 | April 15, 2009 7:30 AM | Report abuse

Thanks for the all cooking advice for my friend. Meat and veggies, I can totally do. She'll just have to skip the rice. :)

Posted by: Guest1234 | April 15, 2009 7:30 AM | Report abuse

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