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February 11, 2009

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Kanye with his "baby sis"

Rihanna: Most publications are reporting, based on “sources,” that she was indeed the victim of Chris Brown’s alleged assault.  (The first to name her, perhaps unethically, was the Los Angeles Times.)  As such, PEOPLE has an article on Kanye West’s concern for Rihanna: he’s “devastated” and would do “any and everything to help her.”  He also says he thinks RiRi could be “the greatest artist of all time.”  That’s a little much, Kanye.  You can stop now.

Obama: The Mrs. will be only the second First Lady in history to be featured on the cover of Vogue.  The first: Hillary Clinton.  We would’ve guessed Jackie O!

Obama Pt. 2: Gave the Huffington Post the honor of being the first online publication to be called upon in a White House news conference.  Will SIZZLE be next?  (Hey, we can dream, can’t we?!)

Grey’s Anatomy: Katherine Heigl and T.R. Knight are as good as gone.  Apparently it’s just a matter of “when.”

Adam Sandler: If this doesn’t mean hilarity, we don’t know what does.  Sandler will star alongside Chris Rock, Kevin James, Rob Schneider and David Spade in a yet-to-be-titled movie.  It’s gotta be funny, right?

Queen Latifah: Not best known for her singing but the girl does have a voice. She’ll prove it later this month when shes sings  the classic “I’ll Be Seeing You” at the Oscars.

Future TV: A new report argues that, in the future, we’ll have the capability of watching TV through contact lenses.  Tattoos that allow us to feel the character’s emotions may also be possible. Sounds bizarre.  And incredibly intriguing!

My Network TV: In its own futuristic move, network is planning to stop being, well, a network.  Instead it will just have two hours of syndicated programming each week night.  The rest will likely be paid programing a la infomercials.  As long as it includes ShamWow, we’re in!

Sports Illustrated: If the cover model (Bar Refaeli) for the Swimsuit issue is going to pull her bottoms down, couldn’t they at least make sure she didn’t have any tan lines? Or is that supposed to be hot or something?

Celeb Mags: No wonder we can’t get hired!  The grocery line staples are suffering from major losses right now.  Not that we didn’t already know that.  And not that we wanted to work for tabloids, anyway.  PEOPLE (our dream job!) was the only mag to grow!!!!

SIZZLED OUT: Nick Cannon (Mariah Carey)

STILL SIZZLING: A first-time survey by Forbes ranked this actor, known for his sitcom and movie blockbusters, as “Hollywood’s most valuable,” meaning he is the best at “ensuring the financial success of film projects.”

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January 23, 2009

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And another one bites the dust...

And another one bites the dust...

PEOPLE: Another predictable cover: Barack Obama on Inaguration night.  At least it’s not as flashy as the other O covers out there.

Oscars: After shutting out The Dark Knight from all but one category, the Chicago Tribune wonders if the award show’s ratings will suffer.  Is there really any use in speculating, though?  We’ll find out soon enough!  (In one month, to be exact!)

NBC: As ratings continue to dive, the Peacock network is looking to reband itself (think: Must See TV).  We’ve got no ideas.  How ’bout you?

Obama: Television ratings estimates of the inaguration could be way off, says The Washington Post, since Nielsen doesn’t take into account all the people watching on the web, in school or at the office.  So, in reality, this probably was the most-watched program in history!

Obama, Pt. 2: Apparently the White House isn’t too up-to-date on the technology front.  How is that even possible?  Or acceptable?!

Sex and the City: Now that the sequel is supposedly a “go” (once again!), everyone’s wondering which of the supporting cast will be back.  Evan Handler (Charlotte’s hubby) says he hasn’t been approached yet and jokes (at least we think he’s joking!) that they could kill him off!

Katy Perry: Says give her celibacy or give her death.  Think she got the quote confused?

Backstreet Boys: Did you know Brian Littrell’s son suffers from Kawasaki disease, the same thing that afflicted Jett Travolta? And we never even heard of it before this month!

TEEN: So first they stopped home subscriptions (several years ago) and now the magazine is folding altogether.  Seventeen, you really are queen!

SIZZLED OUT: Michael Cera (Arrested Development)

STILL SIZZLING: This ailing-actor is planning a memoir on his film career and “life journey.”

November 5, 2008 Pt. 2

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Hell hath no fury like a lover scorned...

Hell hath no fury like a lover scorned...

Chicago Tribune: Has a handy-dandy slideshow of newspaper front pages from across the country on this historic day.  Very cool.

Newspapers: Speaking of the dailies, you better a copy of yours while they’re are still some left.  Newspapers are selling ridiculously fast as everyone wants a momento from this historic occasion.

U.S. News & World Report: It’s officially a trend.  The iconic mag is going monthly.  This comes just months after switching from weekly to bi-weekly.  Sigh.

The White House: If the lives of past First Families are any indication, Obama’s kids can look forward to some awesome perks for living in the White House.  Not to mention a new puppy!

Election Laws: Did you know Obama’s grandmother’s vote will still count even though she passed away the other day?  Not to sound cold-hearted, but we don’t know how we feel about that.

Gay Marriage: While a court battle could be in the future, it looks like Californians have successfully passed Proposition 8, banning gay marriage.  The discrimination is ironic considering Obama’s accomplishment yesterday.  Here’s hoping one day we conquer this, too, and have a gay man or woman as president.

Madonna: It’s okay if you chose to go Madge’s concert last night rather than watch election results at home.  She kept the audience informed with choice lines like “this is a motherfucking important evening!.”

Taylor Swift: Used MySpace to call out ex-boyfriend Joe Jonas on his immature break-up tactic: doing it over the phone!  Ah, the trials and tribulations of young love in the age of the internet!

Michael Crichton: The Jurassic Park author died yesterday at age 66.  The death comes as a surprise, despite the Emmy winner’s battle with cancer.  He’s also responsible for the creation of ER.

The View: This was THEE post-election show to tune into.  Our award for best reaction goes to Sherri Shepherd.  Very emotional. Funniest reaction?  Whoopi predicting there will be lots of, um, whoopee in the White House!