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Celebritology 2.0: August 30, 2009 - September 5, 2009

Good Reads: Celebrity Twitterings

A self-posted pic from Courtney Love's Twitter feed. (Courtesy TwitPic) Who are your fave celeb twitterers? I don't like the celeb twitter accounts that are just used for promotional stuff. I want to hear the weird stuff straight from the celebs themselves. -- from Thursday's Celebritology Live chat Think of today's post as a placeholder until next week's relaunch of Celebritology's new video series, Twits, in which a merry band of improv actors do dramatic readings of celebrity Tweets. Hilarity ensues. Since I'm not delusional enough to hit you with something too meaty on the cusp of a holiday weekend, below I share my current daily celebrity Twitter must-reads. I guarantee this will be good for losing at least one hour of the work-day. Kind of like blacking out, you'll emerge from the experience dazed and confused but, thankfully, no pesky hangover. Courtney Love: She's prolific, inscrutable, rock and...

By Liz Kelly  | September 4, 2009; 10:45 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (29)
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Michael Jackson Laid to Rest; Oprah Tells Chris Brown to Get Help

Headlines: Elizabeth Taylor, Macaulay Culkin on hand at Michael Jackson burial; Jackson "got what he wanted," says Jack Kevorkian... Nicole Richie, Lindsay Lohan attend DJ AM memorial... Oprah tells Chris Brown to get help... Demi Moore livid with Perez Hilton for skewering her 15-year-old daughter... Russell Crowe challenges Australian reporter to bike duel... will.i.am wants Miami Dolphins tryout... Mark Wahlberg and wife expecting fourth child. Pix: Britney Spears's rabbit ear-kini... Victoria Beckham's new Elle cover... Madonna tours Jordan's Petra. Rumor Mill: Bradley Cooper takes Renee Zellweger home to meet mom and dad... French first lady Carla Bruni to star in new Woody Allen film?... Keanu Reeves to undergo DNA test to disprove woman's paternity claims. Well Said "In his case, everything is too big. It is what I refer to as the slobification of America. If you want to dress to feel as though you never got out of...

By Liz Kelly  | September 4, 2009; 8:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (39)
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Creative Captioning: A Piven Worth a Thousand Words

(Reuters) One group of tennis fans zoomed in on the off-court action at Wednesday's U.S. Open night session, snapping a pic of Mr. Personality, Jeremy Piven (you know, this guy), in the stands. But what's the subtext? Why are those girls so excited about seeing Piven? And why does he look like he just woke from a sushi-induced coma? What goes on here? You tell me. Share your suggested captions -- be they descriptive, dialogue, abstract -- below. The top few will be elevated to a place of prominence here in the blahg. Have at it......

By Liz Kelly  | September 3, 2009; 10:45 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (25)
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Jon Gosselin Says He 'Took a Lot of Abuse'; Chris Brown to Clean Up Graffiti

Headlines: Jon Gosselin says he "took a lot of abuse" from Kate; that she called him a "lame fish"... Cate Blanchett gets head wound on stage... Michael Jackson to be buried today... Diane Sawyer leaving "GMA" for evening anchor chair... Levi Johnston drops (alleged) Palin family bombshells in Vanity Fair... Kathy Griffin dishes about plastic surgery, diet pills... Katherine Heigl taking leave of absence from "Grey's Anatomy"... Jay-Z opens up to Oprah... Former chef sues Simon Cowell over a pair of sneakers. Pix: Lourdes Ciccone recreates mom's "Like a Virgin" look... Al Pacino as Jack Kevorkian. Crime Watch: Chris Brown to clean up graffiti... Hayden Christensen's brother arrested for assault... Boy George's ankle tag taken off... "Three's Company's" Joyce DeWitt charged with DUI. Video: Christopher "Kid" Reid (of Kid n' Play) wants you in a suit: Rumor Mill: Nick Lachey and Vanessa Minnillo back together?... Madonna helping Sean Penn...

By Liz Kelly  | September 3, 2009; 8:35 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (43)
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Help Spencer Come Up with a Better Name

Spencer Pratt and wife Heidi Montag in August. (Getty Images) As iconic names go, "Spencer Pratt" is probably not going to reach the magnitude of a "Madonna" or a "Prince." Such a shame considering the immense talents being stifled by a rather mediocre moniker. So Pratt has decided to legally change his name to something he thinks is more appropriate for his station in life: "King Spencer Pratt." Dude. It's been done: The aforementioned "Prince." Michael Jackson's two "Prince Michaels." Fergie Ferg, aka "The Duchess." Perez Hilton, aka the (self-proclaimed) "Queen of All Media." A budding megalomaniac needs a name that will do more than add a chuckle to an all royalty-name-themed "SNL" sketch. And, no, some kind of snappy shortened hyphenization will not work -- where "K-Fed" is genius "S-Pratt" sounds like what happens when my dog has too much people food. So let's tap our creativity to...

By Liz Kelly  | September 2, 2009; 10:45 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (57)
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Spencer Pratt Changing His Name to 'King Spencer Pratt'; LeAnn Rimes Divorcing

AnnaLynne McCord, dressed in equal parts Avril Lavigne and Ren Fair Wench at a '90210' launch party, helps build the case for disallowing people named 'McCord' to dress themselves. (Getty Images) Headlines: Spencer Pratt legally changing his name to "King Spencer Pratt"... DJ AM had nine OxyContin pills in his body, agreed to go to rehab one day before death... Whitney Houston blames Oprah for mediocre performance... LeAnn Rimes and husband divorcing... Muhammad Ali honored by ancestral Irish town... Sarah Jessica Parker gets to work on "Sex and the City" sequel (More Pix)... David Boreanaz and wife welcome second child. Pix: K-Fed hits the pool in Miami. Rumor Mill: Halle Berry pregnant with second child?... Lindsay Lohan considering offer to pose for Playboy?... Nicole Kidman hasn't seen kids Connor and Isabella for two years... Paula Abdul considering her own talk show?... Brassiere boost for Jennifer Aniston? Not News: Tyra...

By Liz Kelly  | September 2, 2009; 8:20 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (39)
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Madonna In a League of Her Own?

Madonna takes the stage in Montreal on the Canadian leg of her Sticky and Sweet tour. (AP) Madonna may be 51, but her songs are still club staples and her Sticky and Sweet tour, which ends tomorrow, is the highest grossing tour by a solo artist ever. In the new single "Celebrate" Madge sings "If it makes you feel good, then do it." And there's no doubt that she's enjoying herself. Why not? Recently divorced, dating a 22-year-old model and in ridiculous shape (whether you like her arms or not), she's managed to hold on to her pop dominance while lesser -- and younger -- challengers rise and fall in her wake. But watching the song's leaked video (NSFW), my reaction skipped over the same old questions -- Is the bump-and-grind routine age-appropriate? Does age even matter anymore? -- to wonder why Madonna hasn't welcomed her peers to the...

By Liz Kelly  | September 1, 2009; 11:45 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (21)
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Chris Brown Says He Does Remember Assault

Embedded video from CNN Video Headlines: Chris Brown says he misspoke when he told Larry King (above) he doesn't remember Rihanna assault... German broadcaster admits to making Michael Jackson hoax video... Carrie Prejean sues Miss California USA for "religious discrimination"... Paris Hilton cleared to sue Hallmark... Audrina Patridge leaving "The Hills"... Renee Zellweger involved in minor car crash... Heather Mills launches line of recycled clothing... Naomi Campbell reverses her anti-fur stance. Pix: Jon Gosselin's Las Vegas pool party. Video: Can you stand five minutes in Miley Cyrus's closet? Rumor Mill: Sources tell TMZ accidental overdose caused DJ AM's death; crack pipe and pills found in apartment... Rep denies Macaulay Culkin fathered Michael Jackson's son... Note: Apologies for yesterday's lack of a long post. I was out recovering from a nasty case of food-borne illness. (Or maybe my body finally started rejecting "Jon & Kate" news?) Anyhow, all is well....

By Liz Kelly  | September 1, 2009; 8:06 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (38)
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DJ AM's Autopsy Inconclusive

Headlines: DJ AM -- aka Adam Goldstein -- found dead in New York on Friday; autopsy is inconclusive, although friends say he was upset over recent breakup. Blink-182 pays tribute to their friend... Kelly Preston not ready to speak about son Jett's death... Demi Moore denies youthful look is the result of plastic surgery...Katherine Heigl throws a baby shower for "Grey's" buddy Ellen Pompeo... Kristen Stewart says she shares a "closeness" with "Twilight" costar Robert Pattinson... Jon Gosselin hosts a pool party in Las Vegas -- with his mom.... Full list of winners of the 36th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards; "View" ladies, Tyra, Rachael Ray, winners...Whitney Houston's comeback CD getting strong reviews...Spike Lee throws a birthday bash honoring Michael Jackson in Brooklyn. Guest Celebritologist Nancy is subbing for an under-the-weather Liz...

By Nancy Kerr  | August 31, 2009; 8:20 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (48)
 
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