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7Look Who’s Helping!

Here’s Reese Witherspoon, an Avon Global Ambassador (whatever that means) joining participants at the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer event in DC.

Meanwhile, Leo and I spent the afternoon at his very first day of school! That’s right: puppy kindergarten! Leo was the smallest kid in his class by about 15 pounds, I think. The other puppies were a little more experienced, but Leo learned to sit and come, so I was very proud of him. He has still not learned how to avoid peeing on the floor, because he did that, too. And while all the other puppies were okay with staying tethered while their owners walked away, little Leo had a conniption fit. And I know that for his own good I need to teach him to be okay without me, but it’s really rather endearing. I like being needed by my puppy! But I know it will just be bad for him in the long run, so we’re trying to teach him not to freak out about being left alone.

I took some video of him running in circles with a little long-haired chihuahua (who was in the earlier class designed specially for small puppies, which we will be attending in the future), so I’ll put that up on YouTube later.

May 4, 2008 at 2:21 pm by Evil Beet
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30Bindi Power!

Sorry, I have a little obsession with Bindi Irwin. I just think she’s adorable.

Here’s little Bindi at the TV Week Logie awards in Melbourne, Australia.

Look at that little purse!

She’s soooo cute!

May 4, 2008 at 10:27 am by Evil Beet
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19Gretchen Wilson Gets Edumacated

Congrats to country star Gretchen Wilson, who has officially proved herself the academic equal of Jamie-Lynn Spears.

The 34-year-old, who dropped out of high school after ninth grade, passed the GED in April, and will graduate on May 15.

Gretchen says the reason she decided to get her GED was her seven-year-old daughter. “I certainly don’t want her to think you can be this successful without an education.”

It’s funny; I’ve always been a huge proponent of higher education, but, after twenty years of secondary, college and graduate education, I’ve settled happily into a job that doesn’t even require a high-school diploma. It’s ironic. But when I mention that, people are always quick to point out that, while my job currently doesn’t require much in the way of non-celeb education, I probably would have had a much harder time building this website and growing the audience without all that education. So, you know, stay in school, I guess. :)

May 4, 2008 at 10:19 am by Evil Beet
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15International Sweetness …


Two Thai kids rescuing a puppy from a canal.


[via Gawker]

May 4, 2008 at 10:09 am by Evil Beet
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11Iron Man Kicks Some Box Office Ass

Despite well-publicized concerns that its audience was going to be home playing the new Grand Theft Auto game rather than going to the movies, Iron Man killed it at the box office this weekend.

The film is expected to bring in around $104.3 million this weekend — not quite Aquaman numbers, but enough to put it in front of the openings of almost all other comic book films ever.

It’s the 10th biggest movie opening in history.

I guess you guys really liked Gwyneth Paltrow’s legs.

May 4, 2008 at 9:54 am by Evil Beet
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52Who’s In Love with Emile Hirsch?

The nerdy heartthrob poses with Christina Ricci at the Tribeca screening of Speed Racer.

I, for one, don’t see the appeal here. There seems to be a huge trend of the new heartthrobs being these kind of nerdy boys. It just doesn’t work for me. I like the traditional leading man — tall, dark and handsome. Is that so wrong? Is crushing on classically hot dudes passe now?

And Christina Ricci is all of five feet tall. Granted, she’s wearing heels, but there’s just no way this guy is taller than 5’4″ or so. His stats, on assorted websites, say he’s either 5’6″ or 5’7″, but I am calling bullshit. There’s no way. Christina Ricci is a fucking midget, and he just barely stands taller than her. This guy is 5’4″.

May 4, 2008 at 1:23 am by Evil Beet
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