Posts By Lauren Olson (Deiman)


Angelina Jolie Is A Hands-On Mom, With Full Hands

Are Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt just like us? No, they’re arriving via private jet in the south of France to head to their 1000-acre estate. However, these photos do paint them as pretty normal, overwhelmed parents of six. See more surprisingly endearing photos below:

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[Photos: Splash News Online]


Afternoon Snack: Kate Moss’ 18K Crotch

Kate Moss, and her groin, have been immortalized in solid gold by British sculptor Marc Quinn. Referring to the supermodel as a “modern-day Aphrodite,” the artist unveiled his sculpture at the opening of the British Museum’s Statuephilia exhibition this morning. Want to take a closer look at what may be the largest gold statue made in the world since Ancient Egyptian times? Hop the pond before January 25th, when it’ll be auctioned off for charity.

See Quinn’s earlier sculptures of Moss below:

[Photo: Splash News Online]


Palin Hates Getting Specific

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Last night Sarah Palin again forced Katie Couric to belabor the point, this time on the topics of Roe v. Wade and separation of church and state. When asked about Roe v. Wade, Palin stressed that she’d like to move the issue of abortion from the federal government to the state level. Couric then continued to ask her what other Supreme Court decisions she didn’t agree with, only to receive the muddled response we’ve already grown to know – and love? – too well. The VP nominee couldn’t name one other case she’d like to amend. Later in the interview, she claims to support the separation of church and state. We have a sneaky feeling the outspoken uber-Christian would have a difficult time upholding that declaration.

Check back after tonight’s VP debate for the Scandalist run-down of the sassiest remarks, best hair, and most patriotic pieces of flair.

See the Couric-Palin interview transcription after the jump.

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Guy Ritchie And Robert Downey, Jr. Bring Back Sherlock

Hold on to your smoking pipe! Robert Downey, Jr. has signed up to play the super-sleuth in Guy Ritchie‘s 2010 adaptation of Lionel Wigram‘s Sherlock Holmes comic book series. Jude Law is slated to play sidekick Dr. Watson and Rachel McAdams will play his love interest (Irene Adler). Can RD, Jr. bring his effortless charm to Detective Holmes? Elementary, we predict.

See photos below from last night’s pre-production press conference:

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Afternoon Snack: Clowns In Nothing But Face Paint

In an effort to raise funds for MS research, graduate clowns from the San Francisco Circus Center’s Clown Conservatory posed in the buff for a 2009 calendar. Charitable? Yes. Cringe-inducing? OH, yes.

See more clowns without clothes below… click here to buy their calendar.

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[Photos: Splash News Online]


Sarah Palin Will Not Read This Post – Or Anything Else

In the portion of Katie Couric‘s interview with Sarah Palin that aired last night, Couric inquired what publications Palin reads regularly to keep abreast with foreign affairs. We challenge you to not imagine Tina Fey while reading the transcription below:

Palin: I’ve read most of them, again with a great appreciation for the press, for the media.

Couric: What, specifically?

Palin: Um, all of them, any of them that have been in front of me all these years.

Couric: Can you name a few?

Palin: I have a vast variety of sources where we get our news, too. Alaska isn’t a foreign country, where it’s kind of suggested, “Wow, how could you keep in touch with what the rest of Washington, D.C., may be thinking when you live up there in Alaska?” Believe me, Alaska is like a microcosm of America.

It may or may not be a surprise that the New York Times isn’t served with Palin’s morning coffee. So what does the VP nominee consider a good read? We speculate the following:

  • Hunting Monthly
  • The National Enquirer
  • Handguns Magazine
  • Game & Fish Magazine
  • Redbook
  • News Week
  • The Wasilla Frontiersman Newspaper

See the entire interview here, as Palin proclaims herself a feminist, states that homosexuality is a personal choice, and discusses her stance on the morning-after pill.


R.I.P. Paul Newman

Oscar-winning actor, humanitarian, and entrepreneur Paul Newman¬†lost his battle with lung cancer today as he passed away at the age of 83. He is survived by his five children and wife of 50 years, Joanne Woodward. His daughters had this to say about their dear ol’ dad:

“Our father was a rare symbol of selfless humility, the last to acknowledge what he was doing was special. Intensely private, he quietly succeeded beyond measure in impacting the lives of so many with his generosity.” [Source: AP]

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Afternoon Snack: Miley Cyrus Gets Uggly

Miley Cyrus went to Universal Studios with hot new bf Justin Gaston yesterday. The forecast? 87 degrees. Her feet? Sweaty.  [Photo: GettyImages]