Ever since I found out that Howie Mandel has Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, I’ve semi-obsessively watched “Deal Or No Deal” waiting to see how Howie reacts during those awkward moments when a contestant tries to hug him. Howie’s OCD is no joke—it’s seriously limited his life, and he’s writing a memoir about it called “Here’s the Deal: Don’t Touch Me.” In the book, he’ll reveal much more about his battle with the disease than the nuggets he’s given us so far: that he hasn’t shaken anyone’s hand since 2001, that he walks around his house with a face mask and gloves on, that he is so afraid of public restrooms that he can only use the bathroom at home, and that he shaves his head because it makes him feel cleaner. [Wikipedia]
I am completely and thoroughly fascinated with OCD, so you better believe that I will be picking up Howie’s memoir the day it comes out in November. And I’m also counting the minutes until VH1′s “OCD Project,” which will be like a “Real World” for OCD sufferers undergoing treatment. But since it’ll be a while until either of these comes out, here are some details about other famous OCD suffers to tide you over. Keep reading »
I love reading. I might love it more than orgasms, sleeping or eating. And I will read anything, high or low, because I’ve enjoyed “smart books” like Katharine Graham’s autobiography as much as “trashy books” like The Other Boleyn Sister. I just can’t stand people who get on their high horse and sniff that a 10th grader could have written Twilight. It was a good read—who cares?
I’ve read two novels by Jodi Picoult—My Sister’s Keeper and Nineteen Minutes—which were both three-hanky reads about suburban families with troubled kids (cancer in one, a school shooting in another). But NPR has a different perspective on the Picoult oeuvre. Keep reading »
Quick! Name your favorite Cameron Diaz performance! Mine is a close race between the only two performances I really like — in “Being John Malkovich” and in “Vanilla Sky.” [Hollywood, 6/22/09] Keep reading »
Cameron Diaz thinks your kids are bad for the environment.
Well, no, not really. But she told Cosmopolitan she thinks women shouldn’t be pressured into procreating or “shunned” for not having kids because “honestly, we don’t need anymore kids. We have plenty of people on this planet already.”
While we agree with Cameron that it’s b.s. women still get hassled for not raising rugrats, we can think of far better reasons than old Mother Nature for staying childless. Our reasons, after the jump…
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The actress, post-MTV Movie Awards after-partying. [Los Angeles, 5/31/09] Keep reading »
Why is Cameron Diaz pulling a Britney? Is Justin Timberlake’s current girlfriend, Jessica Biel, next? Maybe if she scores a part in a movie about cancer. Cameron “shaved” her head in her upcoming film, “My Sister’s Keeper,” about a child who is “engineered” so that she can give her cancer-striken sister a kidney to save her life. Cameron plays the mom in the movie, so maybe she’s doing a sympathy shave. Regardless, Cammie D fans can rest easy knowing she still has her flaxen locks and didn’t go looney tunes like Brit. FYI, the film’s trailer is after the jump… Keep reading »
In her autobiography, Cloris Leachman brags about bumping uglies with Gene Hackman.
“As we moved into the main course, it was as if a cosmic wind enveloped us. Some giant space magnet was pulling us together. We didn’t finish the meal. We went upstairs, flew into bed and made love. It was epic… I remember well the feisty lad he was.”
Whoa, down girl! Sometimes celebs just don’t know how to keep their big mouths shut! But Cloris isn’t the only star who’s screwed someone strange. Hollywood has a whole history of odd hookups. Here are some of the most shocking… [via Huffington Post]
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Scary Spice is a ‘fraidy cat. She’s starring in a Vegas burlesque show, but she won’t take her clothes off. Without the strip, she’s just a tease! Especially as a lingerie model who loves to get attention for her body, this seems like such a surprising decision. But she’s not the only celeb who thinks baring all is showing too much. Here’s a list of stars who agree with Melanie B and Janis from “The Muppets,” who famously said, “I won’t take my clothes off for anyone, even if it is artistic.”
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While promoting “He’s Just Not That Into You,” Drew Barrymore revealed that she’s totally into doing another “Charlie’s Angels” sequel. But we aren’t! We think it’s time to let this franchise die. I mean, it has been lying dormant for more than five years. Cameron Diaz, Lucy Liu and Barrymore do exhibit girl power to an extent because they play butt-kicking private detectives. But I’d much rather watch them as well-developed and defined characters in a much less predictable film. It’s about time we have a movie with a serious heroine who doesn’t have to resort to comedy or campy antics, but saves the day with her wits and fighting ability. The guys have done it, now it’s time to let the women have a go. But I guess when it comes to movie-making, art is just not as important as money. The “Charlie’s Angels” franchise has grossed $544 million worldwide. [E! Online] Keep reading »