Apologies for the tardiness of today's Morning Mix, but our blog software was experiencing massive technical malaise this morning. All is well and we'll carry on as usual. Well, almost. Today's main post will go up closer to Noon or 1 p.m. ET. -- Liz
Headlines: Rosie O'Donnell in talks to host MSNBC primetime talk show... Oprah vows to clean house at South African school... Al Gore's daughter penning romantic comedy starring Jake Gyllenhaal... Or, she was: Hollywood machine grinds to a halt as writers strike ... Katie Holmes dons heels just hours after completing NYC Marathon (but where was her bra?)... Sarah Jessica Parker not bothered by "unsexiest woman" title... Julia Roberts says she's done having kids, dreams of being a stay-at-home mom... Vogue names Queen Elizabeth one of the world's most glamorous women... Pic: Britney Spears at 50?... David Beckham plays in charity soccer game for victims of California wildfires... Talk show host Nancy Grace delivers twins two months early... Jack Wagner tops list of Hollywood's best golfers... Paparazzo sues Keanu Reeves for alleged Porsche-ramming incident... Bounty hunter Duane "Dog" Chapman won't be extradited to Mexico.
Rumor Mill: Tom Cruise to hit D.C. for "Lions for Lambs" Wednesday premiere... Victoria Beckham told to gain weight before Spice Girls tour... Star Jones Reynolds fails to turn up for teen talk... Rep denies Jon Stewart will pay writers out of his own pocket during strike... Paul McCartney romancing Bush donor?... Daughter Stella creates one-legged pendant for new jewelry collection.
Mug Shot: Shia LeBeouf
"Why would I comment on that?" -- Angelina Jolie, when asked by a reporter how she feels about competing with Jennifer Aniston on different editions of November's W magazine cover.
"I can't summon any schadenfreude for Oprah Winfrey, just sympathy -- both for her good intentions and her determination to live up to them. And I pity anyone foolish enough to stand in her way." -- The Post's Gene Robinson