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Celebritology 2.0: June 28, 2009 - July 4, 2009

Kevin Jonas, You May Want to Read This

Headed to the chapel: Kevin Jonas. (Reuters) Kevin Jonas, the 22-year-old tweener heart throb who, along with his two brothers, fronts a successful Disney brand band -- recently announced plans to marry 21-year-old girlfriend Danielle Deleasa. Though this news may help rumor mongers hoping to ID a gay Jonas brother and we're all for letting love rule, Kevin may want to put the brakes on party planning and consider how some other young matrimonially-inclined celebs fared. And it isn't a good story. Britney Spears Married at 23 A two-year marriage to skeevy back-up dancer Kevin Federline left Spears with two kids, unhinged and bald. Spears, now 27, has since recovered, and is in the midst of a comeback. She was recently rumored to be contemplating another marriage. (Spears also had a previous one-day marriage to high school pal Jason Alexander annulled.) Angelina Jolie Married at 21 Jolie's first marriage...

By Liz Kelly  | July 2, 2009; 12:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (18)
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No Public Jackson Memorial This Week; Gwyneth Prefers Spain to U.S.

Headlines: No public or private viewings for Michael Jackson this weekend, says family; memorial may happen Tuesday at L.A.'s Staples Center... Request for Neverland burial denied... DEA joins investigation into Jackson's medications... 2.6 million Jackson downloads sold in one week... Pathologist says David Carradine died of asphyxiation... Gwyneth Paltrow says Spanish know how to enjoy life more than Blackberry-addled Americans... 22-year-old Kevin Jonas engaged... Kate Gosselin's clothing line for kids on hold as "Jon and Kate" ratings plummet... Nicole Richie designs maternity clothes; Beyonce launching "Sasha Fierce" line of junior clothing... Hilary Duff joining cast of "Gossip Girl" for multi-episode arc... C. Thomas Howell to host new reality show. Pix: Bearded Keanu Reeves in Paris... Brad Pitt's new "Never-EverLand" art installation. Video: Ricky Gervais's "Invention of Lying" trailer... Rumor Mill: Bradley Cooper and Renee Zellweger spotted dining out... Tameka Foster says she and Usher had sex a week before...

By Liz Kelly  | July 2, 2009; 7:58 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (38)
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Karl Malden Dead at 97

Karl Malden in 1950. (AP) The Associated Press is reporting that Karl Malden -- actor, Oscar winner, Amex pitchman -- has died at the age of 97. We'll have a gallery up shortly chronicling his life and career. In the meantime, anyone looking to compile a list of flicks for a commemorative Karl Malden movie night may want to add these classics to the viewing list: "A Streetcar Named Desire": Malden won an Oscar for his role as Harold 'Mitch' Mitchell. "On the Waterfront": Come for Marlon Brando's brooding performance, but stay for Malden's winning turn as a Catholic priest. "Baby Doll": Elia Kazan's tale about a man married to a child bride is set against a crumbling Southern backdrop. Not for the kids. Share your memories -- and favorite Malden portrayals -- below....

By Liz Kelly  | July 1, 2009; 4:18 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (14)
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Poetic Justice: Lindsay Lohan, Birthday Girl

Lindsay Lohan at her Vegas birthday fest/tanning lotion promotion. (Getty Images) Lest we forget, this week we celebrate an important American milestone: Lindsay Lohan's birthday. The one-time tween star turned tabloid darling will be 23 (which is like 87 in Lohan years). Lilo has already kicked off the festivities -- she was reportedly paid $70,000 to host a pool party at Las Vegas's MGM Grand. Today we'll join in the fun by making Lohan our muse. Compose your poetic birthday wishes to Lindsay below. Haiku, double dactyl, Seuss-ian, free verse -- your choice. Just keep your submission to 12 lines or shorter. The best submission (which will be determined by the highly scientific formula of me guffawing and taking your faves into consideration) will win a coveted May 1984 (Note: Lilo wasn't even born yet) issue of Tiger Beat/Star featuring Duran Duran's Nick Rhodes on the cover, a hard-hitting...

By Liz Kelly  | July 1, 2009; 10:42 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (29)
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Michael Jackson Will Surfaces; Farrah Fawcett Laid to Rest

'Charlie's Angels' co-star Kate Jackson attends Farrah Fawcett's funeral yesterday in Los Angeles. (Reuters) Headlines: Michael Jackson will surfaces; pop star had net worth of $236 million in 2007; public and private funeral plans set... Farrah Fawcett mourned at private funeral... Fawcett made peace with Lee Majors before death... Al Franken named winner of Minnesota Senate race... Jude Law to play Hamlet on Broadway... Sigourney Weaver pulls out of "Ghostbusters" sequel... Tameka Foster says she was surprised by Usher divorce filing... Final "Lost" season extended by one hour. Pix: Madonna's new Louis Vuitton ad... Madonna nudes go on display in London... Michael Jackson's changing face (video)... "Real Housewife" Danielle Staub's "All My Children" scene (video). Rumor Mill: Jackson never adopted kids; Dermatologist may be biological father... Jackson fans committing suicide?... Rumors of George Clooney's death greatly exaggerated... Simon Cowell offered $144 million to stay for one more year of...

By Liz Kelly  | July 1, 2009; 7:14 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (41)
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Jacko Overload?

I'm Liz and I'm a Jacko-holic. I'm as wary as the next celebrity news blogger about over-covering the Michael Jackson story, but the crowning of Jacko as the King of Celebrity Deaths (his funeral is expected to dwarf Princess Diana's) and wall-to-wall coverage has slowed our usual diet of celeb news to a trickle. The week after a triumvirate of celeb deaths (let's not forget we lost Farrah and Ed last week, too) even pix of Sarah Jessica Parker's new twins and the latest Jon and Kate update seem ho-hum. So I'll admit it. The crush of Jackson details (I'm somewhat of a bizarro news aficionado, which will come as no surprise to long-time Celebritology readers who shudder at the memory of the now-retired "Britney Watch" and my abiding taste for stuff like this and this) has distracted me to the point of uselessness for all non-Jacko-related stories. I've had...

By Liz Kelly  | June 30, 2009; 10:42 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (59)
Categories:  Comment Box, Michael Jackson, Miscellaneous  
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Tabloid Paid $500K for Jackson Pic; SJP Reveals New Twins

Sarah Jessica Parker, Matthew Broderick and son James Wilkie pose with new twins Marion Loretta Elwell, left, and Tabitha Hodge. (AP) Headlines: Lawyer says he has a copy of Michael Jackson's will... OK! Magazine paid $500,000 for cover photo of dying Jackson (Warning: thumbnail of pic at link)... Promoter to issue refund to Jackson concert ticket-holders... Medical examiner says heart disease may have killed Billy Mays... Jon and Kate Gosselin say they're done talking to the media; Kate Gosselin's book delayed... Emma Watson says she didn't know of "Harry Potter" fortune until she turned 18... Britney Spears's and Ellen DeGeneres's TwitPic accounts hacked... Christopher Meloni and Mariska Hargitay sign on for two more years of "SVU"... Patrick Dempsey launching second fragrance... Diane Keaton fine after on-set accident while wearing Sumo wrestler costume that is actually an improvement on her normal garb... "Bachelor" dumpee Melissa Rycroft engaged. Pix: Michael Jackson...

By Liz Kelly  | June 30, 2009; 8:10 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (52)
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What Will Happen to Michael Jackson's Kids?

If Michael Jackson's movements of the past decade were shrouded in mystery and rumor, the lives of his children were perhaps more so. Rarely seen in public, Prince Michael, 12, Paris Michael, 11 and Prince Michael II (aka "Blanket"), 7, may find themselves at the center of a legal battle over custody and the rights to what remains of Jackson's fortune. But what the kids need now is stability, says licensed clinical psychologist Dr. Andrea Bonior. "That most likely means keeping them in the same place where they've lived and trying to keep as many of the same people -- friends, child care providers, and family members -- near them, along with as much of their daily routine as possible." A custody dispute would likely be between Jackson's parents -- Katherine and Joe -- and Debbie Rowe, the mother of Jackson's two older children, son Prince Michael, 12, and daughter...

By Liz Kelly  | June 29, 2009; 11:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (39)
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Jackson's Doctor Questioned by Police; Pitchman Billy Mays Dead at 50

Jamie Foxx performs a tribute to Michael Jackson at Sunday's BET Awards. (Getty Images) Michael Jackson: Janet Jackson, Jamie Foxx lead BET Awards tribute | Video... Cardiologist questioned by police; lawyer says doctor did not administer Demerol shot... Papa Joe Jackson says kids a priority... Paul Theroux describes his trip to Neverland... Elizabeth Taylor releases statment... Magazine seeks six-word obits ("Michael, you beat it too soon.")... Public and private funeral services expected later this week. Headlines: Infomercial pitchman Billy Mays found dead in Florida home... Farrah Fawcettt funeral to take place Tuesday... "Ugly Betty's" Ana Ortiz gives birth to baby girl... Kendra Wilkinson marries NFL player Hank Baskett... Eddie Van Halen remarries... Heather Mills opens vegan restaurant. Pix: Madonna and new daughter Mercy... New engagement ring for Britney Spears?... Lindsay Lohan's birthday pool party. Jackson Rumor Mill: Autopsy revealed needle marks, nearly bald head, claims London tabloid... Former nanny...

By Liz Kelly  | June 29, 2009; 7:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (49)
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