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Posted at 8:26 AM ET, 08/ 4/2010

Sandra Bullock highest paid Hollywood actress; Wyclef Jean will run for president of Haiti

By Jen Chaney

Wednesday

Celebrity Beat: Sandra Bullock highest paid actress in Hollywood, according to Forbes magazine... Per video above, Wyclef Jean will run for president of Haiti; official announcement to come Thursday... Female producers back Casey Affleck in midst of sexual harassment suit... Gawker settles "McSteamy" video lawsuit involving Eric Dane and Rebecca Gayheart... Elisabetta Canalis opens up about her relationship with George Clooney... Extra security to be put in place for Naomi Campbell when she testifies at trial of former Liberian President Charles Taylor... In wake of Bristol Palin/Levi Johnston split, Palin reportedly moves back in with parents... Kim Kardashian and Dallas Cowboy Miles Austin are reportedly "cooling off."

Pop Culture: Is there a chance Ricky Gervais really could replace Steve Carell on "The Office"?... Sean Penn in talks to star as literary editor Max Perkins in "Genius"... Justin Bieber's work on episode of "CSI" praised... Disney Channel casts its next big musical, titled (really?) "Lemonade Mouth"... "Lost" fans: Still wondering what the Man in Black's real name was? Here's the scoop... Jeff Goldblum departs "Law and Order: Criminal Intent."

Video: Paul Rudd, DJing a bat mitzvah (and sporting an awesome haircut) circa 1992:

Paul Rudd: Bat Mitzvah DJ from Jewish Forward on Vimeo.

By Jen Chaney  | August 4, 2010; 8:26 AM ET
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Comments

Naomi Campbell's extra security: a phalanx of supermodels holding hotel telephones.


As for Paul Rudd, find the interview with him on Kevin Pollak's Chat Show (google it) and enjoy the tale of how he became the the hit of the bar/bat mitzvah DJ circuit.

Posted by: byoolin1 | August 4, 2010 8:44 AM | Report abuse

The extra security isn't FOR Naomi Campbell, it's BECAUSE of Naomi Campbell. Can you imagine the carnage if she lets fly with one of the water pitchers they put everywhere in the courtroom?

Look for the Clooney to be back on the market. When the girlfriend starts talking, he starts walking.

Posted by: epjd | August 4, 2010 9:00 AM | Report abuse

Today's url seems rather unfortunate:

http://voices.washingtonpost.com/celebritology/2010/08/sandra_bullock_highest_paid_ho.html

Unintentional, I'm sure.

Posted by: cheeseontoast6 | August 4, 2010 9:02 AM | Report abuse

I totally called the Ricky Gervais thing!! I really hope that happens, even if it's for one season or even a few episodes.

Posted by: wadejg | August 4, 2010 10:44 AM | Report abuse

Sandra Bullock highest paid actress in Hollywood, according to Forbes magazine.

No wonder Jesse's trying to woo her back.


In wake of Bristol Palin/Levi Johnston split, Palin reportedly moves back in with parents.

Not that Mom's home all that much. After all, when she was Gov. she parked her eldest two spawn with her sister, where Bristol clearly received inadequate supervision (see: dating Levi, resulting pregnancy).


RIP Bobby Hebb, who gave the Beatles a run for their money on the Top 40 in Summer '66 with "Sunny" (and provided Jurgy with his natural themesong once he retired from playing football and became a TV host).

Posted by: Nosy_Parker | August 4, 2010 11:08 AM | Report abuse

ricky gervais is a genius. please, please, please let it be true. as much as i liked steve carell in the role, gervais would soon make carell a dim memory.

Posted by: frieda406 | August 4, 2010 11:15 AM | Report abuse

ep
Look for the Clooney to be back on the market. When the girlfriend starts talking, he starts walking.

That's how Lauren Bacall (post-Bogie) lost Frank Sinatra too, when he was thisclose to marrying her. Then after she blabbed about it and it became public, he dumped her.

Posted by: Nosy_Parker | August 4, 2010 11:23 AM | Report abuse

Presumably no actual Biebers were harmed during the filming of this episode of CSI. More's the pity.

Elizabetta Cokenose.

Posted by: reddragon1 | August 4, 2010 11:44 AM | Report abuse

Speaking of inadequate supervision, where is Sarah Palin's Down syndrome baby? Or does she only conveniently pull him out when she wants to pontificate about a woman's right to choose?

I'm not surprised Clooney treats his girlfriend very well. That's one of the benefits of being a perpetual bachelor: it's always honeymoon time, and he also strikes me as a gentleman. Pretty disrespectful of her to blab about the relationship.

Posted by: Californian11 | August 4, 2010 11:51 AM | Report abuse

President of Haiti is a job to run from, not for.

Posted by: kabuki3 | August 4, 2010 11:59 AM | Report abuse

When having a musician as president can be said to improve your country, there is nowhere to go but up. If Wyclef Jean runs, I hope he does good there; it hardly seems that the current government could do worse.

Probability of a Clooney relationship lasting into the next month = (months in current relationship / circulation of the magazine you just gave an interview to) X (1 / number of times you say the word "love" per paragraph).

(I'll be discussing my upcoming paper this Thursday at 2 in the Relationship Modeling Lab. Bring your textbooks and a copy of "OK!".)

Posted by: Bawlmer51 | August 4, 2010 12:17 PM | Report abuse

Guess we're lucky Justin Bieber is too young to run for POTUS.

Bono for President of Irelnad.

Celinedion for President of Canada.

Carla Bruni for President of Italy.

wait

why would she take a step down?

Posted by: reddragon1 | August 4, 2010 12:25 PM | Report abuse

bawlmer
When having a musician as president can be said to improve your country, there is nowhere to go but up.

Well, Ruben Blades ran for President of Panama. Didn't win, but was arguably qualified, having earned a law degree from Harvard.


reddragon
Celinedion for President of Canada.

Does Canada even HAVE a President? If so, it might be merely a ceremonial office. byoolin? byoolin?

Posted by: Nosy_Parker | August 4, 2010 12:46 PM | Report abuse

Since a President is on the list of things Canada does not have, there would be no competition for celenedion. And we all know what THAT means.

Posted by: reddragon1 | August 4, 2010 1:53 PM | Report abuse

LOL @ Paul Rudd's outfit. Terrible! He's still cute, though.

Posted by: Guest1234 | August 4, 2010 1:54 PM | Report abuse

Does Canada even HAVE a President? If so, it might be merely a ceremonial office. byoolin? byoolin?

Posted by: Nosy_Parker

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All I know is that I just became Mayor of Canada on foursquare.

Posted by: DorkusMaximus1 | August 4, 2010 2:01 PM | Report abuse

A musician as POTUS? Clinton lost his job for having too much sax in the Oval Office.

Posted by: kabuki3 | August 4, 2010 2:04 PM | Report abuse

kabuki, Truman played the piano (semi-well), Nixon played it badly (in more ways than one).

Posted by: Nosy_Parker | August 4, 2010 2:23 PM | Report abuse

And Washington & Jefferson fiddled around.

Here's a great photo Of Truman at an upright with Lauren Bacall perched provocatively atop. The piano. Not quite as good as Michelle Pfeiffer in the Fabulous Baker boys, but this may be where they got the idea. http://www.flickr.com/photos/johnmcnab/3032839558/

Posted by: kabuki3 | August 4, 2010 4:06 PM | Report abuse

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