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Posted at 10:52 AM ET, 09/ 8/2009

Wear Faux Fur While Reading About Faux-lebrities

By Liz Kelly

(Hachette Book Group)

What's the fall forecast for celebrity shenanigans? Any prognostications as we go forward? -- Submitted to Thursday's Celebritology Live chat

I don't know about prognostications, but the three items below are guaranteed celeb happenings. Mark your calendars:


The Speidi Book: Heidi Montag and husband Spencer Pratt may be way past their 15-minutes of fame limit, but that hasn't stopped the Hachette Book Group from publishing the couple's "How to Be Famous: Our Guide to Looking the Part, Playing the Press and Becoming a Tabloid Fixture." Due on shelves Nov. 16, the picture-filled paperback is chock full of useful advice -- like Pratt's guide to being a "villain" -- on how to be an utterly vapid waste of space. Stay tuned, I'll surely have a bit more fun with this one closer to November.


The Rachel Zoe-ization of America: The diminutive stylist's line of faux fur coats (exclusive to home shopping network QVC) may just turn middle American moms into an army of Wookie-vest wearing fashionistas.


The 2009 Lizzies: Coming up Sept. 24 -- vote your conscience to name this year's dippiest celeb couple, dumbest celeb career move, best celeb satire video and more. (Check out last year's winners here.)

By Liz Kelly  | September 8, 2009; 10:52 AM ET
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That Speidi/Heincer book looks like a real Hatchette job.

Posted by: mdreader01 | September 8, 2009 11:04 AM | Report abuse

Real people wear fake fur, fake celebs wear real fur.

Posted by: kabuki3 | September 8, 2009 11:25 AM | Report abuse

Nitro-liscious?? Who comes up with this stuff?

Posted by: hodie | September 8, 2009 11:28 AM | Report abuse

Links from the homepage to most recent Celebritogy posts keep defaulting the the Tila Tequila story - yeech!

Posted by: gvanderlek | September 8, 2009 11:39 AM | Report abuse


that's all.

just. ew.

Posted by: memphis1 | September 8, 2009 12:25 PM | Report abuse

That Heincer has a book coming out makes me think of Shakespeare.

"The fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars,
But in ourselves, that we are underlings."

Posted by: byoolin1 | September 8, 2009 12:27 PM | Report abuse

Liz, just a reminder that we denizens of this blog have rejected the media-accepted way-too-cool moniker "Speidi" in favor of the more revolting sounding (and Onomatopoeiatic) "Heincer" as wholly appropriate for these two utterly vapid wastes of space.

Posted by: sorcerers_cat | September 8, 2009 2:27 PM | Report abuse

Only Byoolin could quote Shakespeare about Heincer.

Posted by: epjd | September 8, 2009 3:17 PM | Report abuse

I don't need no steengkeeng fake fur coat. I wear one all the time. Grew it myself.

Posted by: sasquatchbigfoot | September 8, 2009 3:24 PM | Report abuse

Is anyone surprised that Heincer's great masterpiece is a picture book?

"The Speidi Book" sounds like a cuisine-specific cookbook focused on the sandwich from the Southern Tier of New York State. But, that book would be relevant and useful.

Item #2 needs some editorial help: Rachel Zoe and shag carpet manufacturers team up with QVC to revitalize the shag carpet and television-shopping industries, at the expense of middle-American moms with no fashion sense.

Posted by: northgs | September 8, 2009 3:34 PM | Report abuse

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