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Celebritology 2.0: March 28, 2010 - April 3, 2010

Friday List: The Unwatchables -- Shows, movies and viral videos we're proudest to have missed

Even the most lethargic of couch potatoes have boundaries -- a point-of-no-return line that we will not cross...

By Liz Kelly and Jen Chaney  | April 2, 2010; 12:38 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (25)
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Tiger Woods tops Unsexiest Men of 2010 list

Not sexy: Mea culpa press conferences. (AP) Apparently cheating on one's wife with up to 15 different women and and the lingering scent of desperation aren't huge turn ons. Or so the Boston Phoenix posits in its annual list of unsexiest men which has Tiger Woods firmly ensconced in the no. 1 position on this year's list of 100 "goofballs, bozos, creeps, and douchebags whose general unattractiveness got our unsexy senses tingling." Fabulous. There's plenty of the expected here: CNN "Situation Room"-er Wolf Blitzer (85), deadbeat dad Michael Lohan (76), erstwhile Howard Stern sidekick Artie Lange (31). But also some surprises. F'rinstance, Robert Pattinson, he of the floppy hair and brooding eyes came in at 74 on the list. Really? I can produce an army of tween Twi-hards that begs to differ. And, at 100, Justin Bieber. I mean, I'm no fan, but it feels somehow wrong to be...

By Liz Kelly  | April 2, 2010; 10:42 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (32)
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TGIF: Bai Ling gets gun crazy

Oh Bai Ling, thanks for being you. That's all. Carry on. Bai Ling arrives at event promoting the video game 'Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell Conviction.' (Getty Images)...

By Liz Kelly  | April 2, 2010; 9:58 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
Categories:  Hollyweird, Miscellaneous  
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Anna Paquin comes out as bisexual; Charlie Sheen leaving "Two and a Half Men"?

More: Heather Mills explains why she denied her former nanny the funds for a boob job... Miley Cyrus says her new album will have a Lady Gaga-esque techno vibe... Aging diva Joan Collins calls Twitter the "most banal and boring pastime ever invented"

By Jen Chaney and Liz Kelly  | April 2, 2010; 8:34 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (10)
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Best of the pop culturally literate Peeps

It's that time of year again, the season when pollen counts rise, painted toenails peek out from open-toed shoes and seemingly every newspaper and/or Web site in the country (including this one) sponsors a Peeps diorama contest. All of the finalists and notable entries in this year's Post Peeps competition pretty much floored me with their creativity and attention to detail. But as usual, the dioramas I love the most are the ones inspired in some way by pop culture. The following eight dioramas stand as my favorite pop-culturally literate Peep offerings from this year's contest, though I do urge you to check out the whole gallery, as well as the entries at the St. Paul Pioneer Press,Denver Post, Peeps Diorama Contest blog and Chicago Tribune, which, as USA Today's Whitney Matheson pointed out, has a nice "Lost" entry. Now, without further ado, the best of the pop peeps: "EEP":...

By Jen Chaney  | April 1, 2010; 5:07 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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Celebritology's 2010 April Fools: Heidi Montag and Spencer Pratt

A pre-surgery Montag (here with Pratt) posed for the Sept. 2009 Playboy. And she plans to make a repeat post-surgery appearance in the mag 'very soon.' (Getty Images) They're plastic fantastic, tabloid fodder, hopelessly delusional and just won't go away. And that is why Heidi Montag and Spencer Pratt are this year's Official Celebritology April Fools. Honestly, we didn't have to deliberate much about which celeb deserved this year's honor. In fact, the couple had already clinched the title when yesterday's breaking Speidi news -- that they had adopted Native American names (Her: White Wolf, Him: Running Bear) in an "effort to become more spiritual." It's undeniable, this motivated couple wanted it. Below, just a few (trust me, there was no shortage of material) of the ways in which Speidi made themselves standout candidates over the past year: April 2009: The newly-married duo honeymoon in Mexico, swine flu's ground...

By Liz Kelly  | April 1, 2010; 12:02 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
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Miley Cyrus demands our respect

There's nothing more annoying that being a 40-year-old serious actress trapped in a manufactured teen idol's body and facing nothing but pithy criticism from idiotic entertainment reporters and critics.

By Liz Kelly  | April 1, 2010; 10:42 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (12)
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Sandra Bullock surfaces; Jesse James poses as Hitler

Sandra Bullock surfaces from isolation to visit "dear family friend"... Photo surfaces of Jesse James posing as Adolf Hitler...Tiger Woods's alleged mistresses tell all in new Vanity Fair article...

By Liz Kelly and Jen Chaney  | April 1, 2010; 7:49 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (20)
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Jesse James, the latest in a string of celebrity sex addicts?

Is sex addiction rehab just the latest tool in the celebrity image rehab arsenal -- the next stop after the mea culpa statement? Are all cheaters (at least of the bold-faced variety) sex addicts? And are there really any beneficiaries when celebs like James and Tiger Woods check themselves in for a little sexual soul searching?

By Liz Kelly  | March 31, 2010; 12:49 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (33)
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'Lost' Dueling Analysis: 'The Package'

In which Jen and Liz dissect a particularly good episode, consider the deeper meaning of tomatoes and reach a whole new level of clever.

By Jen Chaney and Liz Kelly  | March 31, 2010; 10:44 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (75)
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Jesse James enters rehab; potential mistress No. 5 may step forward

Jesse James checks into rehab... Michelle "Bombshell" McGee launches pay-for-nudie-pix Web site... Alleged Tiger Woods mistress plans to attend the Masters... Shannen Doherty is first celeb cut from "Dancing with the Stars"...

By Liz Kelly and Jen Chaney  | March 31, 2010; 8:24 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (25)
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Jesse James checks into rehab facility

Jesse James, separated from wife Sandra Bullock since reports of multiple affairs surfaced earlier this month, has checked into an Arizona rehab facility to "to deal with personal issues," his rep said in astatement to People.com.

By Liz Kelly  | March 30, 2010; 11:41 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (34)
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The 'Lost' 5: What to look for in 'The Package'

Before I get to our weekly preview of yet another destined-to-polarize episode of "Lost," I feel compelled to issue an apology for an error I made in last week's dueling analysis, one that ignited a firestorm of criticism in the comments section. A Jin (Daniel Dae Kim), in search of a Sun. (ABC) In what Janine1 rightly characterized as a brain fart, I accidentally said that Jin and Sun got married in Tokyo instead of Korea. Why Tokyo? No idea. All I can say is that Liz and I are routinely working on the analysis after midnight, at the end of a 12-hour-plus work day, and sometimes, my mind sputters. Which is not an excuse for a dumb error, but at least an explanation. My sincere apologies to anyone I may have unintentionally offended. Now that we've got that out of the way, let's talk more about Jin and Sun...

By Jen Chaney  | March 30, 2010; 3:32 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
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Should we accept Katherine Heigl's apology?

In this, the Christian Holy Week, here comes a magazine cover shot of Katherine Heigl looking as repentant and hopeful for resurrection as a congregant on Easter Sunday. Entertainment Weekly has placed a provocative image of the now former "Grey's Anatomy" star on the front of its current issue. Her hands are pressed together in prayer, and next to her now dark brown locks, a prominently-fonted headline reads: 'I'm Sorry.' Heigl on the 2008 Oscar red carpet. (AP) What's Heigl -- who earlier this month abruptly ended her six-year stint on ABC's sudsy medical drama -- sorry for? Mostly for sounding ungrateful on numerous occasions in recent years. Like that time in 2008 when she dissed the "Grey's" writers by announcing that she didn't submit her name for Emmy consideration because, "I did not feel I was given the material this season to warrant a nomination." Or the time when...

By Jen Chaney  | March 30, 2010; 1:40 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (10)
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Stephenie Meyer keeps the 'Twilight' stories coming

Here's the reason why we refer to "Twilight" as a saga. Because it's never going to end. Stephenie Meyer is releasing "The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner," a novella that centers around one of the newborn vamps from "Eclipse." Little, Brown Books for Young Readers will release the book on June 5. And hey, did we mention that "The Twilight Saga: Eclipse" just happens to arrive in theaters a few short weeks later, on June 30? Total coincidence, P.S. In a statement on her Web site, Meyer says she intended to write the 200-page tale as part of "The Twilight Saga: The Official Guide." But it wound up being too lengthy to include; hence, now it stands as its own, nicely bound entity. To Meyer's credit, she says the work will be available online for free "as a gift" to the Twi-hards. Also to Meyer's (and the publisher's) credit:...

By Jen Chaney  | March 30, 2010; 11:38 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
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Lindsay Lohan's new song: Hot or not?

La Lohan arrives at Perez Hilton's birthday party on Saturday. (AP) Sure, it may seem like all she does is fall into cacti, walk on clouds of white powder and tweet 24/7, but Lindsay Lohan is also one hard-working chick -- designing fug clothing, making documentaries that get her banned from India, increasing the world's stockpiles of spray tanner, etc. Lately, Lilo has also been busy in the studio working on new songs and if they lead to an album, it'll be her first since 2005's "A Little More Personal (Raw)." This weekend at Perez Hilton's birthday party, Lohan debuted the single "Stuck." Hear it over at Perez's site. Or, if you are Lohan music averse or otherwise unable to listen, here's a textual recreation of the experience: Bassy club beat (Think Britney Spears "Gimme More")... I'm going down down down I am not myself when you're around 'round...

By Liz Kelly  | March 30, 2010; 10:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  Insta-Polls, Lindsay Lohan  
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Ricky Martin is gay! Kate Gosselin is difficult! Jake Gyllenhaal is cut!

Celebrity Beat: In Web site statement, Ricky Martin confirms it: he's gay... Erykah Badu courts controversy in new video by stripping, then falling naked near spot where JFK was assassinated... Jake Gyllenhaal, Common, Ryan Kwanten make Men's Fitness list of 25 fittest men in the world... Kate Gosselin struggling on "Dancing with the Stars"... "Lost's" Yunjin Kim marries... Watch out GOOP, Teri Hatcher launching her own lifestyle guide Web site... Kate Moss to make Shakespearean debut in "The Tempest"... Chaz Bono files petition to officially change name and gender... Demi Lovato to guest star on "Grey's Anatomy"... Paparazzo sues Owen Wilson over alleged attack... Dweezil Zappa's wife files for divorce. Rumor Mill: Alleged fourth Jesse James mistress decides not to go public, says lawyer Gloria Allred... Sandra Bullock not planning to adopt James's children, says rep... Heidi Montag and Spencer Pratt living apart, according to OK!... Luke Wilson "unpleasant"...

By Liz Kelly and Jen Chaney  | March 30, 2010; 8:31 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (15)
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Ellen DeGeneres gets the comic treatment

Comic book fans take note, you might want to give some of your Richie Rich archive to the nearest university archive to make room for the latest entry in the growing "Female Force" series which purports to highlight strong women who are, you know, doing important things.

By Liz Kelly  | March 29, 2010; 5:08 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
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Demi Moore, saving the world one tweet at a time?

Last week, Demi Moore averted the suicide of one of her fans. This weekend, in a rather civilized Twitter feud, she single-handedly took on that hotsy-totsy Kim Kardashian for "glorifying pimp culture."

By Liz Kelly  | March 29, 2010; 1:34 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
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Weekend box office: 'Dragon' tale

(DreamWorks Animation) "How to Train Your Dragon" won at the box office this weekend, catapulting to the No. 1 spot and booting the previous 3D victor, "Alice in Wonderland," into second place. That's the big headline. But let's break down the weekend box office and see what other useful pieces of information we movie-revenue trackers can uncover. 3D Can't Lose: "How to Train Your Dragon" may have been the top movie, but the real winner this weekend? 3D. After cementing its financial viability with "Avatar" and "Alice in Wonderland," along comes "Dragon," which, according to the Associated Press, earned 68 percent of its revenue from 3D (read: more expensively priced) tickets. Because there are so few 3D-equipped theaters, its arrival also bumped "Alice" from some of the 3D screens where Tim Burton's adventure otherwise might have lingered longer, which may have contributed to the "Dragon" advantage. Expect the same...

By Jen Chaney  | March 29, 2010; 10:37 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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No Tony-hosting gig for Conan O'Brien; Heather Mills faces former nanny in court

Perez Hilton and Lindsay Lohan pose at Hilton's 32nd birthday party on Saturday in Los Angeles. (AP) Celebrity Beat: Former nanny says Heather Mills asked her to give naked spray tans... Why are Lindsay Lohan's feet covered in white powder?... Joan Collins says she was "forced" to snort cocaine in the '80s... Chloe Sevigny apologizes for dissing "Big Love"... Ailing Dennis Hopper gets star on Hollywood Walk of Fame... "Real Housewife" (and noted potty mouth) Bethenny Frankel marries... Jon Gosselin ex Hailey Glassman lands reality show. Rumor Mill: Beyonce pregnancy rumor "untrue," says publicist... Angelina Jolie to co-star in Tim Burton's "Sleeping Beauty?"... Rolling Stone Ron Wood assaulted by 21-year-old girlfriend. Pop Culture Mix: Conan O'Brien asked to host Tony Awards, but can't because of NBC... "How to Train Your Dragon" is tops at the box office... Matt Damon gets roasted by friends as he accepts American Cinematheque Award......

By Liz Kelly and Jen Chaney  | March 29, 2010; 8:01 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (27)
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