December 30, 2004


This headline is just so wrong: Dick Clark to Watch Ball Drop From Hospital Bed.

And in other NYE news, check out 100 Things You Didn't Know About the World's Most Famous Party. I found it quite interesting. For instance, did you know that after the millennium celebration, workers found two kilts, still unclaimed? (Thought you'd enjoy this article, Iceman, since you're an "official" NY-er now).

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Desperate Diaz

Cameron Diaz is such a huge fan of TV show Desperate Housewives, she's reportedly signed up for a cameo role.

The Charlie's Angels actress is an avid viewer of the latest drama - focusing on the lives of five suburban women who spend their days seducing workmen - scoring millions of fans across America. And now Diaz has managed to secure a small role in the hit series.

An insider says, "Cameron is one of 20 million fans of the show and thought it would be quite cool to play herself. She thinks it will be a ratings smash of the year."

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Jellyfish Shmellyfish

More proof (like we needed any) that Hugh Grant is a big, fat sissy.

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Blogs Get More Press

Read "Why There's No Escaping the Blog" from Fortune Magazine.

Props to the Manolo Shoe Blog for getting mentioned:
"More important, obsessive blogs can mean obsessive customers. The witty blogger behind Manolo's Shoe Blog may bash Birkenstocks and Uggs, but he drools over Coach, Prada, and, of course, Manolo Blahniks. Before blogs, finding someone like him—a person who probably helps others make buying decisions—would have been difficult and costly."

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Hollywood Dating Scene

Renee Zellweger is back on the market, boys.

And in other dating news, Scarlett Johanson is NOT dating Derek Jeter. "Recently I read I was dating Derek Jeter," the 20-year-old tells USA Today. "We were at a mutual friend's party, and no, we are not dating."

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Bridezilla of the Year

And the award for Bridezilla of the year goes to...

...none other than Star Jones.

(What a shocker). Hat tip to Miu.

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A new reality TV show will feature dogs having facelifts and a rabbit having a tummy tuck. Pet Plastic Surgery will show how far owners go to make their pets feel good, reports The Sun.

The Five documentary features a neutered male dog being fitted with false testicles to raise his self-esteem.

--SO wrong.

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December 29, 2004

Jerry Orbach Dies


--What a fine actor. I really liked him in Dirty Dancing, and everything he did since. He was the highlight of Law and Order.

UPDATE: I just found out that Orbach was the voice of Lumiere in the Beauty and the Beast movie. I had no idea! I LOVED Lumiere!

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Teri Polo to Bare All

I guess starring in a movie with the word "Focker" in it wasn't enough for Teri Polo:

Fans of America's number one movie Meet The Fockers are set for an extra special treat in February's Playboy magazine when the film's star Teri Polo bares all. The actress, who plays funnyman Ben Stiller's fiancee in the Meet The Parents sequel, appears in a teaser in the new January issue of the men's magazine wearing nothing but thigh-high white socks.

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Broadway Update

--Broadway's box office inched upward in 2004 and attendance also increased slightly, according to figures released by the League of American Theatres and Producers.

--Former Noxzema Girl Rebecca Gayheart set to costar in the Broadway revival of Steel Magnolias, opening Apr. 4.

--Nathan Lane pulled out of the last two weeks of his run in the London production of The Producers because of a bad back. He'll spend six weeks recovering, then begin shooting the film version of the hit Broadway musical in February.

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New Year's Workout

Want to have Aniston's arms, Cindy Crawford's abs, Michelle Pfeiffer's legs and Claudia Schiffer's rear end? According to a new book by trainer-to-the-stars Kathy Kaehler, your very own "Hollywood" body is just a hop, skip and a "pylo push-up" away.

Click here for some sample exercises.

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Way To Shoot Yourself In The Foot

Said by an insider of rapper Lil' Jon: "Lil' Jon seriously hates Usher," says the insider. "He feels like he was responsible for the success of 'Yeah,' which he was. He produced the song and sang on it. He likes to mock Usher by saying his name in a little high voice and calls him 'Baby Usher."

--RRIIIGGGHHHTT. Because you just have sooooo much talent Lil' Jon. You must have been consuming too much of your new energy drink, Crunk Juice. (And it must have some serious hallucinogens in it).

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Odd Jobs Quiz

Take the Odd Jobs of the Rich and Famous Quiz. 8/12 for me, and MANY of them were guesses. And let me just say, #11 floors me.

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Aviator Sunglasses

We all know that Hollywood influences fashion. Here's one more example:

Aviator sunglasses are poised for a new surge, this time as The Aviator glasses. The Aviator’s director, Martin Scorsese, a longtime friend of Giorgio Armani, approached the designer to create the period eyewear for the film. Working closely with Safilo Group, Armani’s eyewear manufacturer, and its historical eyewear archives from this era, Giorgio Armani developed two signature sunglass styles in particular for lead actor Leonardo DiCaprio.

And now, just in time for the film’s theatrical release, Armani is introducing a version of the featured classic metal aviator into his signature eyewear collection. Known as the GA 261S, this metal aviator sunglass will be available in four colors (gold/green, gold/brown, ruthenium/dark gray, gun metal/dark gray) and comes with a limited edition hard case. The sunglasses retail for $260.

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December 28, 2004

Spidey to Model?

Spidey Could Be the Next Face of Ralph Lauren:

Tobey's girlfriend Jen Meyer, is an executive for fashion giant Ralph Lauren and, according to pals, she's trying to persuade him into posing for an advertising campaign for the acclaimed designer. A source says, "Jen already has Tobey wearing a lot of Ralph's clothes."

And in other Spiderman news:

Kirsten Dunst has been spotted gearing up for a big New Year's Eve bash.

The star has started plastering her Los Angeles home with balloons and a ginormous inflatable champagne bottle in preparation for Friday night.

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Did You Know?

Did you know...

that Universal trimmed nearly an hour off of "The Breakfast Club," and writer-director John Hughes possesses the only complete, uncut version of the film?

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Top 10 Search Terms

Click here for the Top 100 Search Terms of 2004.

Here are the top 10 (with last year's ranking in parentheses):

1. Janet Jackson (-)
2. Paris Hilton (4)
3. Clay Aiken (24)
4. Britney Spears (2)
5. Nick Berg (-)
6. KaZaA (1)
7. Tattoos (-)
8. Pamela Anderson (9)
9. Michelle Vieth (-)
10. Poker (-)

--Who the hell is #9? Since I've never heard of her, I'm betting she's a porn star.

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Recount, Please

I demand a recount.

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December 27, 2004

Porn Phenomenon

Porn is about to inch further into the mainstream with an upcoming documentary about "Deep Throat." (I copied that line straight from the article. I cannot take credit for that awful pun).

Universal is releasing "Inside Deep Throat," a documentary about the legendary 1972 picture's "social impact" and "cultural legacy," in February. The flick, premiering at Sundance next month, features commentary from the likes of Erica Jong, Gore Vidal and Norman Mailer.

It's the latest in a recent wave of mainstream porn phenomena, including Timothy Greenfield-Sanders book of XXX star portraits and Jenna Jameson's best-seller, "How to Make Love Like a Porn Star."

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Trivia Time

Who was the first actress to win three Oscars for lead roles?

Guess first, then Google the answer.

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