CORN FLAKES: Your Inessential Essentials



Without the midgets or the sequined Top Hats,   working with newly-incarnated radio dj,David Lee Roth,isn’t as awesome as it originally seemed. (Daily Dish

Everyone’s pulling for John Stamos (Page Six)

Victim of drug-induced baby-naming, implores celebrities to stop branding their kids with freakish first names. (Msnbc)

Sundance report: Fiji is the new Evian (New York Observer)

Jason Lee’s chicken pox disrupts filming of NBC’s Great White (Trash) Hope (People)

Hey kids, if you want to write a book when you grow up, you’ve got to learn how to blow some serious rails (The Mirror)

Today in Celebrity Conception



On this day in 1938, daredevil, insurance salesman, and minor-league hockey player Evel Knievel was conceived in Butte, Montana. It all started when his father, Robert, told his mother, Ann, that he’d like to "jump the snake river canyon," which he did, crushing his pelvis and femur; fracturing his hip, wrist and both ankles; sustaining a concussion that left in him a coma for a month; and giving life to the greatest popularizer of red, white, and blue since Betsy Ross.

Also conceived today: diet doctor Robert Atkins (1930), One Wolf Michael McKean (1947), Superman paramour Margot Kidder (1948), barstool warmer and gifted comedic actor George Wendt (1948)

“Magnum, P.I.” Has Serious B.O. Potential



According to CNN, Magnum, P.I. is coming to the big screen:

Rawson Marshall Thurber ("Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story") has signed on to write and direct the big-screen adaptation of "Magnum P.I.," the 1980s series that made Tom Selleck a star.

…Thurber is not making a spoof but rather something akin to the tone of the show, which mixed humor and danger. The story line for the Universal Pictures film sees Magnum, with the help of his former military pals, searching for a missing buddy.

If you’re thinking the missing buddy is Steve Guttenberg, you’re wrong (and mean; he’s been great in everything he’s ever been in!). And the missing buddy isn’t his mustache either. The missing buddy is his running shorts.

Trash Bags: So Hot Right Now



Move over Marc Jacobs, because there’s a hot new designer in town!  Two of them, actually. 

Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen (you ever wonder if Ashley gets pissed at always being mentioned second?) have recently announced plans to bring their peculiar style of dumpster diving haute couture to high-end retailers across the country. 

This means that soon you – yes, you! – can also look like a recovering addict who got hosed down with sewer water on your way to the methadone clinic.  Provided you’re rich enough to afford to look poor, of course.

Tipper Gore



The New York Post has the dish on Kate Capshaw’s tipping habits:

A PAGE SIX tattletale claims…that actress Kate Capshaw, wife of Steven Spielberg, brought eight children into the Milky Way restaurant in Los Angeles and was "incredibly demanding. She sent everything back and nothing was done correctly – the tea was too cold, everything. So the waitress was run ragged and at the end she didn’t even leave a tip – and the meal was comped." To make the tale even more embarrassing, the Milky Way is owned by Spielberg’s mother. But Capshaw’s representative, Marvin Levy, insisted that our source’s no-tipping tale was utter hogwash.

To be fair, the meal was free, so fifteen percent of that is zero.

Intimate Portrait: Beth Stolarczyk



Take an up close and personal look at the fascinating Beth from the Gauntlet 2.  The elusive celebrity spills all her secrets about "the industry" and what it’s like to mingle with superstars like Scott Wolff and Michael Rappaport at this year’s Sundance Festival on her very own Yahoo Podcast.

No Hassle, Just Hoff



It’s a good week for Hasselhoff fans. First, the International Federation of Competitive Eating, IFOCE, annouces that it will seek to determine the exact weight of the actor’s generously-sized head.

Then come’s, a website that allows you to simulate waxing the Hoff’s chest as he spews impassioned lines from his Knight Rider days.

Bonus: If you still can’t get enough of Germany’s hottest pop star, try making a Hasselhoff paper airplane

The Elfman in the Room



Tonight at 9:30 on CBS, Jenna Elfman returns to network TV in Courting Alex. The much anticipated show, about a single lawyer balancing work with romance, is receiving rave reviews from the critics.

Check out the roundup of overwhelming praise:

"Unoriginal doesn’t … describe ‘Courting Alex’ " -The Seattle Post Intellegencer

"It … look like a winner." -The Courier Journal

"It has all the …elements of a show…" -The Chicago Tribune

‘"’Courting Alex’ doesn’t deserve contempt" -The Boston Globe