Today in Celebrity Conception



On this day in 1971, Snoop Doggy Dogg was conceived from the depths of the sea and back to the block. His parents popped, stopped, and hopped like a rabbit, but before that, Snoop’s father cried out, “So bring your friends, all of y’all come inside. We got a world premiere right here, now get live!” adding, “G’s to the bizzack, now ladies here we gizzo.” Let’s all give his parents a big bow wow.

Also conceived today: Bela Lugosi (1882), Jerry Orbach (1935), Tom Petty (1950)

Clay Achin’



Today’s blind item: Which American Idol star is being accused of having unprotected gay sex with a former Army Ranger? Here’s a hint: His screen name is "valleyprettyboy." Here’s another hint: there’s a picture of him right there.

You can find more clues here. Happy investigating!

“Bleak House”: Dickens in Wolf’s Clothing



I finally got a chance to watch the first installment of PBS’s Bleak House, starring Gillian Anderson. They did a really good job bringing the book to the screen, and Anderson is perfect. But, as an astute friend of mine noticed, there are all kinds of hilarious editing and sound effects that are more Dick Wolf than Charles Dickens. I half-expected to see Goren join Mr. Tulkinghorn in putting the squeeze on Lady Dedlock!

Not That I Watched It



Apparently Josie Bissett and Rob Estes are getting a divorce. It seems that he was cheating on her with a crazy woman doctor named Kimberly, whom he now plans to marry. It’s also rumored that he has been sleeping with Bissett’s prostitute/stripper sister Sydney. Her friends Billy and Alison say that she still loves him anyway and would gladly take him back.

Paris Hilton: My Favorite Mistake



Here’s an update about Paris Hilton’s nascent musical career:

IT appears sexy socialite Paris Hilton is taking her singing career very seriously…. Warner has put millions behind Paris and are [sic] making her an international priority act for the spring. She has drafted in the incredible writing powers of Cathy Dennis, who penned chart-toppers Toxic for Britney and Can’t Get You Out Of My Head for Kylie Minogue. Her debut album is set to feature a track called My Mistake – recorded about the famous sex footage of the heiress and her boyfriend which took the internet by storm.

I’m pulling for Paris to succeed. Let’s hope she doesn’t blow it.

Emimen’s Super Bowl Wingding



Don’t have anybody to watch the Super Bowl with? How about Eminem:

Fans of rap superstar Eminem’s Shady Records will get a chance to party with the label during Super Bowl weekend. Public tickets for the Feb. 4 "Shady Bowl Super Party," which cost $30-$100, go on sale Friday. It had previously been uncertain whether the party would be open to the public, the Detroit Free Press reported.

I hear he makes really good hot wings. And don’t forget his mom’s award-winning spaghetti.

Sizzler: Megan Mullally Gets Her Own Talk Show



Will and Grace’s Megan Mullally is preparing to launch her very own talk show in the Fall. According CNN: "The Megan Mullally Show" will include comedic and musical elements, skits, field segments and a band. Executive producer Corin Nelson… said that "Megan Mullally" will be all about making both viewers and guests feel comfortable."

I hope she gets to flirt with M&M’s while singing a musical number. That always makes me feel comfortable.