Celebritology 2.0: Housekeeping

Posted at 04:22 PM ET, 02/28/2011

Until we meet again...

I'm not big on goodbyes, so I'll keep this short. Exactly five years ago -- the day after the 2006 Academy Awards -- Celebritology burst into life on washingtonpost.com. I'm not sure where those five years went, but a lot has happened. Mel Gibson became a bad guy. Michael Jackson, Anna Nicole Smith, Heath Ledger and far too many others died far too young. Tom Cruise married Katie Holmes. Britney Spears went country nuts, then made a major comeback. Lindsay Lohan (need I say more?). The blog has gone places I never anticipated (a glossary?), places I miss very much ("Lost") and has experienced a much-needed renaissance since Jen, already a friend, joined me as a blogging partner last year. My life, too, has changed in the past five years. I have more gray hair. I actually watch "Idol" now (clearly, I'm no longer any kind of hipster) and I...

By Liz Kelly  |  04:22 PM ET, 02/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Housekeeping | Tags:  Buh-Byes

Posted at 09:07 AM ET, 11/26/2010

Happy Black Friday, see you on Monday

Jen and I are taking a break today to possibly do one of the following things: a. Sleep the day away. (Obviously, I've already blown that plan.) b. Fight the mall hordes for Black Friday deals. c. Watch the "Charlie Brown Thanksgiving" special we DVR'd last night. d. Freak out and hit the gym in a futile attempt to shed the calories we consumed on Thursday. Even though that coconut cream pie was a delish Turkey Day addition. e. Watch football. f. Some combination of all of the above. See you back here on Monday....

By Liz Kelly  |  09:07 AM ET, 11/26/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Housekeeping

Posted at 10:44 AM ET, 03/20/2010

Who are Jen and Liz anyway?

Liz Kelly Accredited Celebritologist Liz monitors the ups, downs and in-betweens of the stars. She is uniquely qualified to write this blog because of her alarming interest in celebrities and pop culture -- and because Sandra Bullock, Shirley MacLaine and Warren Beatty attended her high school (not at the same time, but still...) --- (Bill O'Leary for The Washington Post) Jen Chaney Also an accredited Celebritologist, Jen focuses on pop culture news and trends in the entertainment world. In addition to overseeing movie content for the Post's Web site, she also writes regularly about film, DVDs and stars of screens large and small. When she isn't blogging or at the movies, she's... um... probably at home, watching a movie....

By Liz Kelly  |  10:44 AM ET, 03/20/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Housekeeping

Posted at 11:58 PM ET, 11/09/2006

Long Weekend

I'm taking a four-day weekend off to spend some time away from the keyboard. In my absence, Jen Chaney (who you know from the weekly "Lost" analysis) and Frank Thomason (who subbed back in July) will be running the ship. See you on Tuesday! -- Liz...

By Liz Kelly  |  11:58 PM ET, 11/09/2006 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Housekeeping

Posted at 11:28 AM ET, 06/19/2006

Comment Box: Don't Mess With Bill

Another Monday morning in sunny Washington, D.C. where the humidity is rising faster than the water in "Poseidon" (ba-dum-pah!). Time to review your comments. Gza, Rza and Bill Murray in "Coffee and Cigarettes." (AP) Totally unrelated question here: Liz, how do you feel about your favorite leading man voicing Garfield the sequel? Will you be first in line at the movies tomorrow? -- Dana comments on Help K-Fed Tell His Story Dana is referring to Bill Murray, an actor about whom The Post's Gene Weingarten and I have disagreed in the past. Weingarten chracterizes Murray as a one-note, relatively untalented actor/comic who is basically capable of playing one character and accuses me of a blinding crush on the man, rendering me incapable of competently judging his work. He also particularly loathed his performance in "Lost in Translation." Gene is jealous. I, predictably, thought he was great in "Lost in Translation"...

By Liz Kelly  |  11:28 AM ET, 06/19/2006 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Housekeeping, Housekeeping

Posted at 02:30 AM ET, 05/04/2006

Be Back on Tuesday

Celebritology will be dark for a few days (Thursday through Monday) while I'm out on vacation. Have a great weekend, keep up on celebrity headlines and I'll see you here bright and early Tuesday morning. -- Liz...

By Liz Kelly  |  02:30 AM ET, 05/04/2006 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Housekeeping

Posted at 04:40 PM ET, 03/02/2006

About This Blog

Celebritology is a hobby almost all of us engage in -- consciously or not. Some unapologetically subscribe to People, Us and are regulars watchers of Entertainment Tonight, while others eschew all celeb-centric news, dismissing it as the worst by-product of our collective culture and any attention paid to the galaxy of stars as base voyeurism. But it is our culture and somewhere betwixt the two ends of the continuum are the stories to which we are all drawn -- in admiration or disdain: A royal wedding, a Michael Jackson trial, Tom Cruise's take on psychology or Sean Penn's Op-eds on the war in Iraq. You may worship them, you may despise them -- but we all have an opinion on them. Each day, this blog will highlight the middle of the continuum -- the stories we're all talking about -- and open a dialogue about why they're so compelling. But...

By Liz Kelly  |  04:40 PM ET, 03/02/2006 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Housekeeping