November 24, 2004

RuPaul's Blog

Did you know RuPaul has a blog? Well, now you do!

Check it out sometime. It's quite entertaining! I'd recommend checking out the bio portion as well.

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November 23, 2004

Save Cojo!

Save Cojo!

Red-carpet fashion maven Steven Cojocaru said Monday that a genetic condition will require him to undergo a kidney transplant operation.

Cojocaru, a correspondent for the syndicated television shows "Entertainment Tonight" and "The Insider," said he suffers from polycystic kidney disease.

--I sure hope Santa brings him (and everyone else who needs one) a donor for Christmas.

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Tale of a Wal-Mart Tutor

Wal-Mart heiress Paige Laurie got rich off "Everyday Low Prices" — but she allegedly paid top dollar every day to hire a fellow student to do her homework.

Laurie paid her former college roommate $20,000 to write papers and do out-of-class assignments for much of her academic career at the prestigious University of Southern California in Los Angeles, according to ABC's "20/20."

--Hey Paige! Call me!

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Creepy Christmas

This sure gives you that fuzzy Christmas feeling:

Liza Minnelli's creepy ex-husband, David Gest, has surfaced in Memphis — with a host of Z-listers to spread the holiday cheer.

"David Gest's All-Star Holiday Extravaganza" boasts such talents as Lou Rawls, Dionne Warwick, Deborah Cox, Petula Clark, Gloria Gaynor, Jerry Butler, Israel's "Legendary" Topol, and astronaut Dr. Buzz Aldrin.

--I wasn't sure anything could be worse than the Nick and Jessica Christmas Special, but this might take the cake.

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Your 5 minutes of fame are over, girl

Monica Lewinsky is being wooed by Australia's Channel 9 to get a makeover on a reality show.

--Personally, I had enough of Monica's reality when she was welcoming adulterers and cigars.

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November 22, 2004

Gadget Giveaway

Love the latest technological advances, but can't swing the price tag?

Click here to enter the New York Times' Great Gadget Sweepstakes. They're giving away this season's best tech gifts to a new winner each week!

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Baby Got Back

Filming for a TV commercial was reportedly held up - because J-Lo's bum was too big for her skimpy outfit.

The singer failed to squeeze into her sexy black leather costume for the new Pepsi commercial, reports the Daily Star. Frantic staff had to stitch an extra piece of leather onto the outfit to cover the star's curvy bottom, according to the paper.

A set insider said: "It was quite comical, really. There were all these people ready to get on with the work when we realized there was a problem. "Basically J-Lo's num was just too curvy for the outfit."

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Getty has dementia

Estelle Getty, the actress who played the lovable and witty Sophia on "The Golden Girls," is suffering from dementia but is not on her deathbed.

Despite recent tabloid rumors that she is dying, Getty's former castmates set the record straight, saying she is "not near death...not near death at all." Betty White, Bea Arthur, and Rue McClanahan reunited in Beverly Hills for the DVD release of the popular show and were quick to express how much they missed Getty at the event.

--How sad. I'll admit it: I loved that show. I still catch some of the reruns on TV. I also liked her character in the movie Mannequin.

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Dating advice from Dr. Ruth

Ticked you got picked for jury duty? Bet you didn't think of this:

Dr. Ruth Westheimer thinks people should know that jury duty has an upside that doesn't get talked about much: It's a great way to get a date. "Jury duty is good way to meet men and women, a partner," Westheimer said.

--You're right, Dr. Ruth. That never would have occurred to me.

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New Kid on the Block

Check out the freshest face in rap music:

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Ok, so our very own Indiana Pacers are having some anger management problems.

In response, ESPN highlighted some of the most notorious player-fan brawls in sports.

--I'm in absolutely no way condoning the deplorable behavior of the players of my favorite NBA team (although I think Wallace got off too easy). But, when you remember some of the events on this list, it puts Friday night in more perspective--not that it's right, but it's certainly not the worst brawl that has ever occurred.

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November 19, 2004

AFI's Quote List

The American Film Institute is surveying Hollywood types for the top 100 quotes from U.S. movies, with contenders including Bogart's "Here's looking at you, kid" from "Casablanca," Schwarzenegger's "I'll be back" from "The Terminator" and Nicholson's "You can't handle the truth!" from "A Few Good Men."

Chosen from 400 classic lines of dialogue, the winners will be revealed in the CBS special "AFI's 100 Years ... 100 Movie Quotes" in June.

Other contending quotes include Clark Gable's "Frankly, my dear, I don't give a damn" from "Gone With the Wind," Mae West's "Why don't you come up and see me?" from "She Done Him Wrong," Tom Hanks' "Houston, we have a problem" from "Apollo 13," Cuba Gooding Jr.'s "Show me the money" from "Jerry Maguire" and the "Star Wars" gang's "May the Force be with you."

The quotes range from the first full sound feature film with Al Jolson's "Wait a minute, wait a minute. You ain't heard nothin' yet" from 1927's "The Jazz Singer" to creepy creature Gollum (Andy Serkis) hissing "My precious" in 2002's "The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers."

--I cannot wait for this. Some of my faves:

"I carried a watermelon." --Dirty Dancing
"I ate his liver with some fava beans and a nice chianti."--The Silence of the Lambs
"You're so money and you don't even know it."--Swingers
"Bonjourno principesa!"--Life is Beautiful
"If you don't have anything nice to say, come sit by me."--Steel Magnolias
"You are so busted!"--American Beauty

What quote do you think should be on the list?

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Pitt Passes on ITAS

Hollywood heart-throb Brad Pitt turned down the chance to star in critical chat show Inside The Actors Studio because he doesn't think he's experienced enough.

Modest Pitt was invited by James Lipton to review his film career and discuss his acting methods on the Bravo program, when his blockbuster Troy came out this summer. According to American gossip site Pagesix.Com, Pitt said that he didn't have a "sufficient body of work".

--I gotta say this earns major points for him in my book. It seems as though he truly cares about the craft of acting, and less about the notariety that goes along with it.

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Fashion News

The Bushes want Badgley:

The Bush women are giving up the provincial look for glitz. First Lady Laura Bush and daughters Barbara and Jenna — who wore inaugural gowns designed by Texan Michael Faircloth and family friend Lela Rose four years ago — want to wear Badgley Mischka to the January inaugural.

--Excellent choice, in my opinion.

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Julia's Honor

You know you've finally arrived when...

...archeologists nickname a stone age skeleton after you because of your perfect teeth.

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Dave's Back

The resurrection of Dave:

The original Mr. Wendy is back. Pictures of Wendy's founder Dave Thomas, who died of liver cancer in January 2002, will be featured in a new series of advertisements celebrating the fast-food chain's 35th anniversary, company officials said.

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November 18, 2004

Who's the Sexiest of them all?

Jude Law is the sexiest man alive? PLEASE! I strongly disagree with this decision.

I personally think he's creepy looking, and his role in The Road to Perdition affirmed that for me.

As for People's other choices: Orlando Bloom (not really), Jake Gyllenhaal (if you like guys that look 10 years old), Usher (don't like his ears, but he oozes sexy), Colin Farrell (too dirty for my taste, but sexy), Brad Pitt (when he's not too hairy, he's perfect--a la Ocean's 11), Matt Damon (not bad), Ben Affleck (eh, he's ok), Bruce Willis (definitely) and Johnny Depp (not if he was the last man alive). Hello? Where is Colin Firth? Where is Clooney?

Us Weekly named Jesse Metcalfe, who plays Eva Longoria's on-screen gardener on "Desperate Housewives," as the sexiest man on television. (Can't disagree there).

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Gropin' with Sharon

Sharon Osbourne says she invited Robbie Williams to her home in Los Angeles, so she could grope him.

When asked if her eldest daughter Aimee was dating Robbie she said: "No, I am. How gorgeous is he? You just want to touch him all over." She added: "I just invite him over to give him a good squeeze.

"He is gorgeous, isn't he? His bottom feels good, don't you just want to touch his little willy?"

--So subtle, Sharon.

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Denzel does Shakespeare

Et tu Denzel?

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Designer Sweet Treat

Dylan Lauren, daughter of Ralph Lauren, has created truffles that look more Britney than Godiva. Her new Spectrum Truffles (nine in total) are bright and colorful and come in flavors like apple pie, key lime pie, strawberry and marshmallow.

Since opening her store, Dylan’s Candy Bar, in 2001, Dylan has provided a sanctuary for sweet celebration. The store includes Wonka-worthy spectacles like a candy spa line, an ice cream and dessert café, and a candy party room, where you’re free to eat as many Spectrum Truffles as your inner child desires. There’s also a 12-foot tall chocolate bunny and a tree made of lollipops.

The truffles go for $20 and you can purchase them online here.

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