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There’s a metaphor about people who live in glass houses or something here


Most of the time, when the sordid details of celebs’ brushes with the law hit the media, I find myself none too sympathetic. But if this is true, then I can’t help but think that the paparazzi member in question got pretty much what he deserved: Police are investigating reports that James Blunt ran over […]

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Borat wins Golden Globe, vanishes


Sascha Baron Cohen is finally giving interviews as himself after months of only appearing in character as Borat. The day after Borat: The Movie was awarded a Golden Globe award, Cohen has decided to close the chapter on this character and move on: Sacha Baron Cohen has killed off his controversial character Borat. The British-born […]

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Happy Festivus (for the rest of us)


A decade later, hundreds are still celebrating the Seinfeld-coined holiday, complete with metal poles.

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Well, if it convinced Paris Hilton…


Quote of the day, on the issue of Madonna’s chinchilla-fur coat: A spokeswoman for PETA said: “We encourage anyone who wears fur to watch videos of these animals being electrocuted, caught in traps, and skinned alive. Thousands of people, including Paris Hilton, have said that the videos changed their minds about wearing fur. Sometimes, PETA […]

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Madonna saves the children


Seems everyone’s jumping on the adopt-a-baby-from-a-poor-country celebrity bandwagon these days. The latest participant in this media circus is Madonna, who seems to have adopted a Malawian boy along with her husband, Guy Ritchie, while on a tour for her various charity projects. I’m sure that, mixed in somewhere with her publicity-seeking media hogging behaviour, Madonna […]

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Borat: The Movie


Looks like some people are taking it a bit too seriously.

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Aseret yemei teshuvah


These ten days between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur are traditionally the days when Jews ask forgiveness from people and from G-d for any wrongs we might have done throughout the year. I’m not religious by most definitions, but I’ve always liked the concept, and particularly the notion that we need to be forgiven by […]

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Catch-up time


Believe it or not, other newsworthy things happened in the world yesterday and today. You’d never know it from watching the local news, of course, which has been covering Dawson nonstop since yesterday afternoon. But here are a few things that happened in the world outside our little corner: Sadaam’s judge doesn’t think he was […]

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Condi and Peter?


Jon Stewart speculates. Scary thought. Update: For a well-placed joke, this rumour’s sure making the rounds. Update #2: Apparently the rumours made the front page of yesterday’s New York Times. Wow, where have I been?

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RIP Steve Irwin


I was away over the long weekend so I didn’t hear the news until last night. Steve Irwin was a real Australian icon. Though he had his fans and his critics in life, his death has sent shock waves through the world. A real tragedy.

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