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04/19/2007


Liza Still with a Z

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No, it's not one of the Ptown drag queens, though if she walked down Commercial Street she might have trouble convincing people she's the real thing. She was there to accept the 2nd Annual Provincetown Theater Foundation Award. It looks like she's holding up well these days. Good for her.


Don't play with match[boxes] if you don't want to get burned

The Tom Cruise trainwreck enters the realm of urban myth with rampant allegations about Tom and Matchbox Twenty's Rob Thomas getting caught playing hide the sausage. What's next, a gerbil?


Janet Jackson Receives HRC Award

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"Acceptance is right. Kindness is right. Love is right," said Janet Jackson, receiving a humanitarian award from the Human Rights Campaign over the weekend for the millions of dollars she has raised for AIDS-related causes. "I pray, right now, that we're moving into a kinder time when prejudice is overcome by understanding; when narrow-mindedness, and narrow-minded bigotry is overwhelmed by open-hearted empathy; when the pain of judgmentalism is replaced by the purity of love."

Janet only briefly commented on Michael's acquittal: "My family and I have just gone through the least humorous chapter of our lives. I'm going to leave the jokes to the late-night (comics), if that's OK."


Hearst vs Holmes

HearstholmesI'm loving the comparison of the kidnapping of Patricia Hearst and the "taking" of Katie Holmes over at Pop Culture Junkies.

Citing the (real life) transcript from one of my favorite films of last year, Guerilla: The Taking of Patty Hearst, Rob Thurman imagines a series of phone calls from Katie to her parents over the same time frame as the Hearst kidnapping.

DAY 9
Patty has been abducted - Katie is being Oprahed

Patty: Mom, Dad. I'm OK. I'm with a combat unit that's armed with automatic weapons. And these people aren't just a bunch of nuts. They've been really honest with me but they're perfectly willing to die for what they're doing.

Katie: Mom. Dad. I'm OK. I'm with Tom and his security team is armed with automatic weapons. And these Scientologists aren't just a bunch of nuts. No, they're evolved clams. They've been really honest with me but they're perfectly willing to let Brooke Shields die for what they're doing.

Hysterical, if not somewhat scarily on point.

Rescue Mission: Impossible [pop culture junkies]

Meanwhile, Scarlet Johansson was reportedly Cruise's first target.


Who is Alivera Kilza?

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She's an African coffee trader with a secret. That secret after the jump...

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A Christmas Story

It's been hard for me lately to hold my tongue lately about Clay Aiken. Watching him rise from country hillbilly to fashion bumpkin on American Idol and nearly win the competition was an admitted guilty pleasure, and watching him evolve from hick to, uh, slick, has been a different kind of voyeuristic experience.

Clay's descent into divadom looks to wreak havoc on his reputation and career. A recent outburst at a New Jersey school where he "sicced security goons on a student who snapped a photo during rehearsal" and displayed un-idol-like qualities has put the focus on him and all aspects of his entourage.

Prying eyes are probably the last thing that Clay wants, particularly when they're drawn to a very special Claymate named John who keeps showing up at his tours.

Today, ClayArjan points us to a Marshall Fields Christmas window display, where Clay has been placed kissing and waking and wooing the frozen princess Snow White. These photos from flickr are enhanced by camera1's hilarious captions...meant to be the dialog of Snow White:

"Where are the seven little men from the diamond mine?...I thought he was gay...Not that there's anything wrong with that, you know, whatever. He broke that bitch's spell, so it's all good. After this window gig is over I'm going to have the Queer Eye guys pull an intervention on his hair, though."

In light of Clay's recent explosions and alleged adoring fan, Snow White might want to watch her back. The wicked queen may be closer than she thinks.

Clay Aiken & Snow White flickr photostream.


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