The Couric Effect Revised



Page Six reported today  that Everybody loves Raymond star Patricia Heaton and Fuse VJ Marianela Pereyra are set to replace Meredith Vieira and Elizabeth Hassleback, respectively, on The View.

On Wednesday, when Katie Couric quit the today show and this whole morning show avalanche began, I posted something called The Katie Couric Effect, a speculation on the domino effect felt around the world as a result of Couric’s resignation.

With this new knowledge of Heaton’s involvment, it’s been revised (after the jump)…

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While You Were Wondering Whether Those Anti-Hangover Pills Really Work


  • Katemosssmoke1Kate Moss: still addicted.
  • Pete Doherty, clearly hammered out of his mind, has annointed himself "The New Lennon".  You know, but without all the hit songs, popularity or talent.
  • Mischa Barton apparently wants her character written off The OC and there’s nothing all the indie rock in the world can do to stop it!
  • Calista Flockhart, regarding the Ally McBeal Years: "I under-ate." The rest of the world, regarding her statement: "No sh*t."
  • Kiera Knightley cares about whether or not you think she cares about poor people. 
  • W Magazine has been forced to apologize to Lindsay Lohan for misquoting her in a recent article.  She’s actually a raging, coked-up whore with daddy issues, and not just a raging, coked-up whore as was initially reported.

Carmen Electra: One Step Closer To Divorce


Carmen_electra_sybianHoward Stern pushed Carmen Electra one step closer to leaving Dave Navarro this morning when he convinced the sexy actress to buck up and take a ride on the world-famous Sybian machine– a sex toy-esque machine that he can only usually get pornstars and strippers to hop on– this morning.

I mean, who needs the dude from Janes Addiction when you can just buy a machine that satiates you "whenever you want pleasure for as long as you desire"? You can’t compete with that. Carmen even said it was the best thing she’s ever felt in her life. Sorry Dave.

Anyway, according to, fans were calling in congratulating Howard for getting an A-list celebrity to ride the thing. You can see some pretty hot pictures over at Howard Naturally.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: Busta Rhymes Reporting Live From Car Crash


Historically, Busta Rhymes doesn’t like be anywhere near the scene of the crime. But in this home video, Busta broke away from a chill afternoon BBQ, to play live TV journalist when a sports car crashes on his block. Check out his confrontational interview with the driver of the car and tell me he doesn’t deserve a muthaf*ckin Peabody. (thanks A Welsch View)

Rosie Rips Rogers, Cowell with the Mighty Pen


pic.odonnell.jpgAfter the overwhelming critical response to her Homerian Star Jones poem, Rosie O’ Donnell has posted more illuminating verse on her blog. This time the poem is called “Journalism” and it grapples with such weighty topics as Kenny Rogers’ plastic surgery (does kenny rogers think/ he looks better this way), iTunes (I TUNES SUCK), American Idol etiquette (ryan seacrest just said/WITH ALL DUE RESPECT/to simon cowell) and the non-stop high-profile lifestyle of a gay cruise ship proprietor(i am done/ odd/going in and out/ of celebville/ with an ez pass)

Read the poem in its entirety after the jump. Or just wait till her collected works are published posthumously. Maybe Jewel will write the introduction.

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ROGAN FACTOR: Joe Goes to the Zoo, Has Idea For New Show


rogan.jpgNow that he’s no longer hosting Fear Factor, Joe Rogan has lots of free time for doing karate, waging flame wars on MySpace and extemporaneously sharing his wisdom via his online journal.  In this latest installment, Joe visits the zoo, feels bad that animals have to be locked up, has an idea for a new reality show about feeding people to lions, contemplates evolution, talks about psychadelic mushrooms, and decides he wouldn’t mind being abducted by an alien so long as "the aliens are as cool to me as I am to my dogs". 

Just another day in the life of Rogan.

Best Night Ever 4/6/06


Shea Hess had the Best Night Ever, and she’s here to show you why! She gives you the must see moments from Next Top Model, Lost, American Idol, and Unan1mous!

Are Kelly Clarkson Fans Having the Best Week Ever?


The week started off pretty well for Kelly Clarkson fans around the world, when her hometown of Burleson, Texas announced plans to throw the first ever Kelly Clarkson convention in celebration of her epic body of work. With a solid KC single climbing the charts, and rumors about Clay Aiken’s sexual identity tearing apart the once almighty Aiken community, Clarkson fans seemed poised to take the lead in the world of American Idol fandom .

But things took a turn for the worse when Kelly got a sore throat and had to cancel her sold-out show in Tel Aviv. Then, just when there seemed to be no hope for Israeli Clarkson fans, some one released this video of Kelly speaking Hebrew  Tex-brew to all her fans. We knew if anyone could bring peace to Middle East, it was going to be Clarkson.

thanks to Bex!

SNAP: K-Fed’s New Single


kfedListen to K-fed’s new single, Snap, a song that once again covers such pressing issues like how girls want to have sex with him and how much money he has. If your not convinced by this third single, that he’s hotter, richer and more famous than anyone else on the planet, then you’re just not listening hard enough.



  • louiscar.jpgHEADLINE: "Chinese man tries to sell his soul online." (AFP)
  • PIMPED RIDE: Ladies and gentlemen, I give you the Louis Vuitton Buick LeSabre.  (VICE)
  • TOPLESS AUTEUR: Sharon Stone to direct Basic Instinct 3 directly to basic cable.  (Contact Music)
  • ASSAULT ON PATRIOTISM: A San Diego school has banned red, white and blue patriotic clothing and American flags from campus.  (NBC San Diego)
  • LESS IMPRESSIVE MIRACLE: Jesus may have walked on ice instead of water – but at least he didn’t slip!  (Reuters)
  • FUTURE RESIDENTS OF HELL: Security guards stealing toys from a hopsital for critically ill children.
  • POT AND KETTLE: Paris and Nicole are still calling each other names, to the utter boredom of everyone in the world.  (Sky Showbiz)