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Posted at 8:15 AM ET, 02/ 8/2010

'Avatar' falls from top spot; Butler and Aniston vacation in Mexico

By Christian Pelusi

Headlines: "Dear John" sacks box-office reign of "Avatar"... Sarah Palin's Tea Party crib notes... Justin Timberlake revels in Harvard's Hasty Pudding... Jamie Lynn Spears splits from baby daddy, moves out to be with new dude... Heidi Montag: "I'm not in a good place right now"... Jay Leno's mea culpa tour continues with Super Bowl ad with Oprah, Letterman... Carrie Prejean engaged to former Baltimore Raven... NBC considers lifting tape delay for Emmys... Andrew Shue and NBC's "Today" co-host Amy Robach get hitched... DWTS finalist, former NFLer Warren Sapp arrested on domestic battery charges.

Rumors: Gerard Butler and Jennifer Aniston an item?... Tiger Woods approaching a return to the links?... Friends defend a contestant on "The Bachelor" from cheating rumors... New York City madam to run for governor.

--Guest Celebritologist Christian Pelusi

By Christian Pelusi  | February 8, 2010; 8:15 AM ET
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Heidi Montag: "I'm not in a good place right now."

If only she'd thought of that while contemplating plastic surgery.

Sarah Palin's Tea Party crib notes.

She couldn't even remember her main talking points for the Q&A? Sheesh!

RE: "How's that hopey-changey thing workin' out fer ya?" Who wrote that line, Tina Fey?

BTW, if you missed Andy Samberg's abso-f*cking-lutely brilliant Rahm Emanuel "apology" during the last 15 minutes of SNL (because you have a life), here's the video (along with a summary article, linked on several websites:

Posted by: Nosy_Parker | February 8, 2010 8:59 AM | Report abuse

If Heidi Montag thinks where she is right now isn't a good place, she's really not going to like where she's headed: that basement apartment in Utter Obscurity.

Posted by: byoolin1 | February 8, 2010 9:28 AM | Report abuse

Sounds like Ms. Prejean doesn't read celebritology, or she might shy away from NFL players. And apparently Mr. Butler has not watched the news for the last 6 months, or he would have run the other way. Hawt ain't everything. Look at Sarah Palin.

Posted by: reddragon2 | February 8, 2010 9:48 AM | Report abuse

Yeah, no one foresaw Jamie Lynn Spears not staying in a long term stable relationship once she became a mom.

Heidi Montag is not a good place right now? Being from Texas, I have a two-step for her to get in a better place. Step One -- go away and take Spencer with you. Step Two: Dump Spencer (preferably on a uninhabitable inaccessible island).

Posted by: epjd | February 8, 2010 10:22 AM | Report abuse

Yeah, no one foresaw Jamie Lynn Spears not staying in a long term stable relationship once she became a mom.

Posted by: epjd | February 8, 2010 10:22 AM | Report abuse

There's a shocker. Did she get her GED?

Posted by: jezebel3 | February 8, 2010 10:38 AM | Report abuse

Oh, where to begin! Sarah "Caribou Barbie" Palin - really, the jokes just write themselves, don't they? She is living proof that in America, ANYONE can be taken seriously despite a total lack of intellectual heft.

(Note to y'all who are ready to gripe that this isn't a "politics" blog - give it up. That woman crossed over from politics to celebrity a long time ago. She is totally fair game. Her family, however, is not, in my opinion.)

Why do I keep getting Carrie Prejean and Heidi Montag mixed up in my mind? Could it be the generic "Hollywood" face, fake "shoes", and general idiocy?

I HEART Andy Samberg. He's so my type - nerdy looking, smart, funny. Oh wait, I'm happily married. But still.....

And now to get serious, the Warren Sapp story is a sobering reminder that domestic abuse is RAMPANT in the NFL. It is one of the best-kept secrets in sports. Yikes.

Posted by: jaybbub | February 8, 2010 10:44 AM | Report abuse


"NYC Madam to run for Governor." I can't think of a better way the Governor could keep track of her predecessors.

And speaking of governors, if Sarah Palin's best thoughts are on her left hand, perhaps she and Bill Clinton do have something in common.

Posted by: mdreader01 | February 8, 2010 11:37 AM | Report abuse

Jaybub - I agree, with the exception of Todd. I think he's fair game too. The kids are off limits. Though Levi pretty much made himself a target.

Posted by: Roxie1 | February 8, 2010 12:45 PM | Report abuse

So much snark, so little time!

Stop the presses!
- Jamie Lynn Trailer Trash splits from baby daddy and moves in with her latest! Gee, who woulda thunk it.
- Heidi Montag's not in a good place! Gee, ya think?

NY madam to run for governor ... how refreshing to have someone run for office who is honest about their peccadilloes and doesn't try to hide behind hypocrisy and the politics of distraction.

Posted by: Californian11 | February 8, 2010 1:03 PM | Report abuse

With all due respect, I think Bristol Palin made herself fair game a long time ago by putting herself out there for all the magazines, etc. (Not the least of which is posing with her mom on the cover of some magazine recently ... like they are poster children for anything!)

Posted by: Californian11 | February 8, 2010 1:04 PM | Report abuse

Well, Bristol is no longer a minor. The younger kids still are, so unless they do something publicly appalling, they're off limits.

Posted by: Nosy_Parker | February 8, 2010 1:16 PM | Report abuse

BTW, has anyone else noticed Sarah Palin's rather cold, detached body-language toward her youngest? She sort of lugs him around in an emotionally detached manner, like a sack o' spuds. Even Bristol (and, back in the day, Levi) seemed to show him more interaction and affection when they held him.

Posted by: Nosy_Parker | February 8, 2010 1:23 PM | Report abuse

Is this the baby Sarah Palin had recently? I've never actually seen her with him, except on the aforementioned magazine cover w/ Bristol and her infant. Seems like Sarah just pulls out the infant when it's convenient for her agenda.

Posted by: Californian11 | February 8, 2010 1:25 PM | Report abuse

Yes, Californian, she seems to treat him as a Politically Correct (or Incorrect, as the case may be) prop. I've never seen signs of maternal warmth on her part toward him. For his sake, I hope the rest of the family's taking up the slack and giving him loads of affection.

Posted by: Nosy_Parker | February 8, 2010 1:30 PM | Report abuse

Please don't mistake my comment as one from a Palin fan, but perhaps you don't see her with the baby because she is appropriately trying to keep her kids out of the limelight. You don't see the other kids either, with the exception of Bristol because of the contraversy. I think on the issue of her kids in the spotlight, she's damned if she does, damned if she doesn't.

Posted by: hodie | February 8, 2010 1:44 PM | Report abuse

I understand where you coming from, doc. I wasn't so much observing the quantity of Palin's holding her youngest, but rather her seeming detachment from him when she does trot him out under the klieg lights in order to pose.

Posted by: Nosy_Parker | February 8, 2010 2:23 PM | Report abuse

Should read "...where you're coming from"

Posted by: Nosy_Parker | February 8, 2010 2:27 PM | Report abuse

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