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13Janet Jackson and I Don’t Feel Like Working Right Now

I’ve been wandering around the office all day, stirring up trouble and generally being a nuisance, because, ya know, I just don’t feel like working right now. I mean, it’s a slow news day, and I just feel — off somehow. I can’t focus. Everything feels stressful and overwhelming. If my blog were a staged concert, I would totally cancel it today and tell you guys I had to go to the hospital. Unfortunately, because it is a blog, even if I were in the hospital you guys would be like “You’re so lazy! I mean, what else do you have to do? You’re in the hospital. Stop coming up with excuses not to work! Roll up your hospital gown sleeves and get to typin’!”

So I feel for Janet Jackson, who has canceled her third show this week, scheduled in Boston on Wednesday. Janet’s reps have released no explanation for why she needs to cancel shows, although they did say she was rushed to the hospital yesterday.

Get better, Janet!

September 30, 2008 at 1:20 pm by Evil Beet
Filed Under: Janet Jackson

18Dogs Are the New Greek Shipping Heirs

First Aubrey O’Day, now Pam Anderson.

Everyone’s getting all kissy-face with their doggies!

September 30, 2008 at 10:29 am by Evil Beet
Filed Under: Pamela Anderson

2Katie Holmes’ Broadway Debut Going Well So Far

Despite early rumors that All My Sons couldn’t sell tickets, it played to 98% full houses during its first full week of preview performances, making it the highest-grossing play on Broadway.

Keep in mind that when we say “play” we mean “non-musical.” Successful musicals usually see much higher numbers than plays.

All My Sons brought in $684,002 last week, while Wicked brought in $1.3M, just for comparison.

Regardless: congrats, Katie!

September 30, 2008 at 10:20 am by Evil Beet
Filed Under: Katie Holmes


Paris Hilton debuted her new single, “My BFF,” on Ryan Seacrest’s radio show today.

I woke up this morning in a bad mood, just like I have the last few days. And I was like, “Oh, no. I am not starting another day like this. No way.” So I laid in bed for an extra hour and cuddled with my dog and listened to Beethoven to tried to get my head on straight. After an hour, I felt amazing. So much calmer. Less stressed. Ready to start the day.

I turn on my computer and see what’s new, and this is the very first thing I came across.


At least I had an hour of peace in my head.

September 30, 2008 at 10:03 am by Evil Beet
Filed Under: Paris Hilton

9From the Horse’s Mouth

Google Labs has a new project called In Quotes.

It lets you see exactly what the Presidential candidates said about any particular issue.

Check it out here.

September 29, 2008 at 10:07 pm by Evil Beet
Filed Under: Uncategorized

25Janet Jackson Hospitalized


A representative for Janet Jackson says the singer has been hospitalized after falling ill shortly before a concert.

According to statement released by W&W Public Relations, the singer canceled her concert in Montreal on Monday after she “got suddenly ill” during her sound check and had to be rushed to the hospital just before show time.

The statement says Jackson is being monitored at the hospital and hopes to reschedule the show. No further information was given about Jackson’s condition.

What is with these celebrities and rushing off to the hospital every time they get sick? Like I have been really really really sick in the past, but I never go to the hospital for it. Hospitals are for, like, broken bones and bleeding things and baby births and terminal illnesses. I don’t know a single person in real life who goes to the hospital just because they don’t feel well for a day. I’ll be interested to hear what exactly what wrong with Janet — or, at least, what they say is wrong with Janet.

September 29, 2008 at 9:33 pm by Evil Beet
Filed Under: Janet Jackson