Celebritology 2.0: Celebritology Giftology


Posted at 12:23 PM ET, 12/23/2010

Celebritology Giftology Day 11: Donate like the stars

Scarlett Johansson, Oxfam supporter. (AP) Here's the 11th installment in our 12 Days of Celebritology Giftology series, a dozen posts designed to help you cross the celebrity- and pop-culture-obsessed pals off your holiday gift-giving lists. Think of these posts as our gift to you. We're just that generous. Today's mission: Donating to a celebrity-endorsed charity in the name of a friend or family member. Only imagine the looks of wonderment when your loved ones open their "gift" to find out that instead of socks or movie theater gift cards, you've given them the gift of helping to build a school in Africa. And, the best place to find out what celebrities champion which causes is looktothestars.org, a virtual clearinghouse of information on the world of celebrity giving. By its own count, Look to the Stars lists 1,620 charities and 2,362 celebrities. Surely there's something there for everyone on your...

By Liz Kelly  |  12:23 PM ET, 12/23/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:05 PM ET, 12/21/2010

Celebritology Giftology Day 9: Celebrity worship

Splurge: The Saint Winehouse painting is a splurge at $2,000. (Image courtesy Berndt Offering) Here's the ninth installment in our 12 Days of Celebritology Giftology series, a dozen posts designed to help you cross your celebrity- and pop-culture-obsessed pals off your holiday gift-giving lists. Think of these posts as our gift to you. We're just that generous. Today's mission: For some, celebrity-watching is a transformative -- you might almost say spiritual -- experience. This holiday season, show the celeb worshipper in your life that you acknowledge and support his or her belief in celebrities as higher powers. Read on after the jump ......

By Liz Kelly  |  01:05 PM ET, 12/21/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:48 AM ET, 12/17/2010

Celebritology Giftology Day 7: Give a piece of John Lennon a chance

Careful with the ketchup: Lennon's 'Abbey Road' suit. (AP) Here's the sixth installment in our 12 Days of Celebritology Giftology series, a dozen posts designed to help you cross the celebrity- and pop-culture-obsessed pals off your holiday gift-giving lists. Think of these posts as our gift to you. We're just that generous. Today's mission: To surprise the ultimate Beatle fan in your life with primo John Lennon memorabilia. Sadly, this will only work for a few of you. The rest of you lot may want to buy the newly available iTunes Beatles' catalog for your pals. As for the items up for grabs, Braswell Galleries of Norwalk, Conn., will be auctioning off Lennon's two-piece wool-blend "Abbey Road" album cover suit, his "Imagine" video jacket and this 1972 green Chrysler station wagon on New Year's Day: According to the auction site, the station wagon was “used on a cross-country journey...

By Liz Kelly  |  11:48 AM ET, 12/17/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:10 AM ET, 12/15/2010

Celebritology Giftology Day 5: Give the gift of 'Jersey Shore'

The Situation: working it for the holidays. (The Situation's Facebook page) Here's the fifth installment in our 12 Days of Celebritology Giftology series, a dozen posts designed to help you cross the celebrity- and pop-culture-obsessed pals off your holiday gift-giving lists. Think of these posts as our gift to you. We're just that generous. Today's mission: Find a gift for fans of MTV's cultural juggernaut, "Jersey Shore." People like me who might not be so disappointed to find a Snooki Wig under the Christmas tree. Luckily for all of us wanna-bes, the cast of MTV's "Jersey Shore" have been particularly adept at self-marketing since their show took off as one of 2010's biggest hits. For the uninitiated, it's about a bunch of fake-baked club rats who drink, smoosh and fight. Compelling, right? The picks, after the jump......

By Liz Kelly  |  11:10 AM ET, 12/15/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 03:54 PM ET, 12/09/2010

Celebritology Giftology Day 1: Celebrity memoirs

Today we kick off a series of posts -- 12 Days of Celebritology Giftology -- written to help you cross the celebrity and pop-culture obsessed pals off your holiday gift-giving lists. Think of these posts as our gift to you. We're just that generous. Memoirist Jay-Z. (Reuters) Today's mission: Find the perfect gift for the reader on your list. Below, three picks that should satisfy super-fans. Highbrow: Jay-Z's "Decoded" This collection of essays from rap's reigning champ (and Beyonce's husband) is part memoir, part homage to hip-hop. In it, the man born Shawn Corey Carter, details his humble beginnings in a Brooklyn housing project, his pre-fame job history (drug dealer) and how he managed to become one of the biggest stars on the planet. As ClickTrack detailed yesterday, Jay talks about his tete-a-tete with Barack Obama prior to the 2008 presidential election. I haven't yet gotten to the part --...

By Liz Kelly  |  03:54 PM ET, 12/09/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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