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10Would It Kill Sarah Silverman to Hire a Stylist?

Sarah Silverman Inauguration Pictures Photos

Listen, I give her credit for kinda-sorta trying, and not intentionally looking like a total hobo for the entirety of the pre-inauguration festivities she attended in D.C., but this dress is ill-fitting and looks cheap. It also really needed a necklace. Sarah, you are soooo successful these days. Would it be SO HARD for you to hire a stylist for events like this?

January 22, 2009 at 6:26 am by Evil Beet
Filed Under: Sarah Silverman

11Maybe It Will Do Better in Europe?

Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes at Valkyrie Premiere in London Pictures Photos

Tom Cruise’s Valkyrie wasn’t exactly a smashing success in the U.S., but now he and Katie Holmes are in Europe promoting the hell out of it. On Tuesday, they attended the film’s premiere in London.

I kind of hate Katie’s outfit, and it makes her look like she has a baby bump, even though I don’t think she’s pregnant (although she did just end her run on Broadway, so it would be appropriate timing). But is it just me or do black tights and black open-toed shoes not belong on anyone over the age of 8?

January 22, 2009 at 6:00 am by Evil Beet
Filed Under: Katie Holmes, Tom Cruise

13Today in Horrible People

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Ugh. This is just awful. Someone is extorting John Travolta for millions of dollars, threatening to release a photo taken of his son Jett as he was dying if the Travoltas don’t pay up.

The extortion plot was revealed as Travolta remained in seclusion at his sprawling home on the Jumbolair estate in central Florida.

Friends say he is still struggling to come to terms with the death of his son.

He has yet to be seen in public, and has rarely ventured from his home into the nearby town of Ocala where he is well known and despite his Hollywood status left alone

The extortion plot is believed to revolve around a photograph of Jett as he lay in the back of an ambulance. It is understood to have been taken on a mobile phone.

The alleged blackmailers are thought to have made contact with Travola and his Florida based lawyers Michael Ossi and Howard Butler.

Source close to the lawyers said Travolta was asked for money to keep the photograph from being sold.

I hope this photo doesn’t exist, and, if it’s released, I hope nobody runs it. Lord knows we certainly won’t. I don’t claim to have a whole lot of morals, but I draw the line at photos of dying teenagers.

January 22, 2009 at 3:05 am by Evil Beet

13Welcome Back, Dr. Ross!

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It looks like George Clooney will be appearing on ER during the final season, reprising his role as Dr. Doug Ross. The TV show, created by the late Michael Crichton, launched Clooney’s career.

ER co-creator, John Wells, has supposedly ordered a closed set to keep everything about Clooney’s appearance a secret.

What do you think the Dr. Ross story line will be?

I’d offer suggestions, but I haven’t watched ER since, oh, 1996, when it was relevant.

January 21, 2009 at 11:27 pm by Evil Beet
Filed Under: George Clooney

14Caroline Kennedy to Withdraw Senate Bid???

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Well, this is a surprise!

Caroline Kennedy has withdrawn from consideration to occupy the US Senate seat vacated by newly sworn-in Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, The New York Times reported Wednesday.

A person close to the decision indicated that Kennedy, the daughter of assassinated president John F. Kennedy, called New York Governor David Paterson Wednesday, according to the newspaper.

The source said Kennedy was withdrawing from consideration over concerns about the health of her uncle, US Senator Edward Kennedy, who collapsed Tuesday during an inauguration luncheon for President Barack Obama. He has been suffering from brain cancer.

Caroline Kennedy was planning to issue a statement later Wednesday, the Times reported.

If Caroline’s not in the running, does that open up the chances for Fran Drescher???

Please please pleeeeeeeeease???

January 21, 2009 at 5:27 pm by Evil Beet
Filed Under: Caroline Kennedy

9Ty Pennington to the Rescue!

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It’s always nice to see celebrities using their fame for a good purpose, especially when it’s just to help the little guy and not as another excuse to walk a red carpet.

Extreme Makeover: Home Edition‘s main man has offered up a $10,000 reward for anyone with information about a hit-and-run accident that left the cousin of his comanager, Bill Stankey, on life support.

Per a statement released by Pennington’s rep, 33-year-old Daniel Seeck, a Los Angeles-based attorney, was struck by a vehicle Jan. 17 while riding his bike in Santa Monica. He is now on life support at UCLA Medical Center.

A red SUV was seen in the area immediately following the crash, according to the statement. Tipsters are being asked to contact Santa Monica Police Investigator Chris Dawson at 310-458-8427 or WE TIP at 1-800-782-7463.

If you know anything about this accident, please call!

And, look, for what it’s worth, if you ever accidentally hit someone with your motor vehicle, I know the first instinct may be to panic and get out of there, but you’re always better staying. My old roommate had a good friend who had accidentally hit a police car while driving. The policeman died, and her friend fled the scene. They tracked him down the next day, and, at the age of 18, put him in jail for the rest of his life. Mostly, he was in trouble for fleeing the scene after accidentally killing a cop. Everyone said the punishment would have been less severe if he’d stayed and tried to help, but he panicked and ran. The whole thing was so devastating. He used to send her pages and pages of letters from prison. It broke my heart. Don’t let this happen to you!!!

January 21, 2009 at 5:24 pm by Evil Beet
Filed Under: Ty Pennington