Viral Marketing: Paul Abdul



According to E! , Paula Abdul had to skip out on a press conference because she had an eye infection. Abdul apparently had a "really bad reaction to something" that caused the eye to swell. Get well soon!

57 Chanels and Nothing’s On



From the LA Times: "The still-trembling House of Coco is about to be royally rocked by yet another Golden Globes dress debacle. Unconfirmed reports are surfacing that Portman’s so-called ‘vintage’ black lace Chanel frock worn to Monday’s Golden Globe Awards is another recent repeat. Embarrassingly, the same strapless Chanel frock may have been worn by Debra Messing to the 12th Annual Glamour Magazine Women of the Year Awards back in 2001." This is embarrassing, but on the other hand, matching dresses can be kind of cute.

Games: Sweet Smarts



Everyone has their strengths. Some people are good at quantum physics, others pottery. If you haven’t discovered your special calling yet, consider chocolate bar indentifcation.

In this game, you have to name that candy bar just by seeing its insides.

Are you a candy prodigy?

This Day in Celebrity Conception



On this day in 1969, Nancy Kerrigan was conceived. The blessed event might have begun with Nancy’s parents going to their local cinema for a matinee, maybe even the Brokeback Mountain of its time, Midnight Cowboy. On the way home, they could have gotten themselves in the mood by listening to the number one R&B song that week, "I Can’t Get Next to You" by the Temptations. At the house, they likely saw the news that the Soyuz 8 had been launched, then caught Marcus Welby, MD, before retiring to the bedroom to create the future Olympic silver medalist and partner of Dave Coulier. (The Russian judge gave her father’s performance a 4.7.) Well done, Kerrigans. The world thanks you.

Also conceived today: Sammy Hagar (1947), Paul Simon (1941), Marie Osmond (1959), Ashanti (1980)

Paris Hilton: Pee Diddy?



According to Female First, there’s a Hawaiian taxi driver who says that Paris Hilton was "too drunk to notice she’d wet herself" when he picked up her and her boyfriend. The driver says he cleaned up the mess with a towel and plans to use it as DNA evidence. Guy, you’ve got Paris Hilton’s pee-stained towel: forget the DNA and go straight to ebay!

I Wish I Could Quit You



Paul Scheer has been on fire lately. If you love Lost, King Kong, or 24 you must check out his blog. You must.

I love this movie poster. It’s probably the only way Kong would get into the Academy Awards this year.

Chuck Norris Does It All



You can’t go anywhere these days without hearing the name Chuck Norris. The Random Fact Generator is probably the best thing to ever happen to his career (besides Sidekicks.)

I’m not sure how old this video is (Livejournal people), but it’s new to me. And it’s phenomenal. Watch Chuck Norris sing Meatloaf’s "I’d Do Anything For Love (But I Won’t Do That)" here.

Gorillamask. They’ve done it again.

Absolut Kravitz



ABSOLUT is proud to announce the launch of ABSOLUT KRAVITZ – a new music project which sees Lenny Kravitz creating an exclusive new track based on his interpretation of the ABSOLUT brand.

I can’t believe Lenny sold out. This is utterly shocking! I mean, for the guy from the Gap commercials to go and sell out… is nothing sacred?  [Absolut Kravitz]

From Stereogum.

The Seed of Gallo



Director Vincent Gallo is selling his sperm on his website. Just like Steven Spielberg does!

Hoping to offend as many people at one time as possible, here are a couple of lines from the description.

  • There are no known genetic deformities in his ancestry (no cripples) and no history of congenital diseases.
  • Though a fan of Franco Harris, Derek Jeter, Lenny Kravitz and Lena Horne, Mr. Gallo does not want to be part of that type of integration.
  • Under the laws of the Jewish faith, a Jewish mother would qualify a baby to be deemed a member of the Jewish religion. This would be added incentive for Mr. Gallo to sell his sperm to a Jew mother, his reasoning being with the slim chance that his child moved into the profession of motion picture acting or became a musical performer, this connection to the Jewish faith would guarantee his offspring a better chance at good reviews and maybe even a prize at the Sundance Film Festival or an Oscar.
  • If you have seen The Brown Bunny, you know the potential size of the genitals if it’s a boy. (8 inches if he’s like his father.)

Unfortunately for Vincent, I don’t think anybody’s seen The Brown Bunny.

So come on people, who’s going to step up and buy Vinnie’s sperm for $1 million? Any takers? (no pun intended)