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1. Ummm … it must have gotten lost in the mail? Elisabeth Hasselbeck had a “bone to pick” about not getting invited to any of the White House Christmas parties and she let the world know. Yesterday on The View Elisabeth sparred with Melissa Etheridge about Prop 8 and also took a moment to complain she hadn’t received her White House invite. Poor Elisabeth — you’d think the Bushes would be happy someone in Hollywood wants to come to their party … and actually, they were. Elisabeth got a call after the show with a royal apology and, you guessed it, an invite.
2. Wow way to rain on a newlywed’s parade! Scarlett Johansson is a mere step away from slapping Cosmopolitan‘s UK edition with a fat lawsuit. According to her publicist, the magazine fabricated an entire interview in an “obvious attempt…to gain monetarily by misinforming their readers.” Besides being featured on the COVER of the January issue, the actress is quoted time and again as saying such personal things as “Ryan Reynolds has a very romantic side. We both enjoy remembering little things that make us happy – for me, that’s what romance is all about.”
And for those of you familiar with Johansson, you will remember that she is a very private person. Just to prove this point, her rep noted that in the US version of Cosmo‘s August issue she had firmly stated: “I hate feeling like I have to share my personal life with anybody. So I’ll take the normal celebrity route and just say I’m going to keep my personal life private.” Take cover Cosmo, it’s time for a WWF Smackdown! (Hollyscoop)
3. Tom Cruise, arrogant? NO! NEVER! Puhleez … at least he’s finally admitting it. Check out his interview with Matt Lauer from yesterday’s taping of The Today Show. When asked if Suri will get a sibling soon, he said, “I think that’s a question for the women.” Really?
4. Don’t mess up our shows again! Just when the television lineup was resuming some normality, the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) wants to strike, but its ranks are divided. Most recently a group of 100 actors, including Tom Hanks and George Clooney, weighed in against the strike. The 12,000-member-strong organization needs 75 percent of its members to approve the strike referendum. (NY Times)
5. Paul McCartney calls out the Dalai Lama … apparently, due to doctor’s orders, the Buddhist leader does eat meat, but Sir McCartney doesn’t think he should.
In an interview with Prospect magazine, McCartney said, “I found out he was not a vegetarian, so I wrote to him saying ‘Forgive me for pointing this out, but if you eat animals then there is some suffering somewhere along the line’.
“He replied saying that his doctors had told him he needed it, so I wrote back saying they were wrong.”
How superior of him. (Celebitchy)
6. Joe Biden beat the Obamas to the puppy punch. While the Obamas continue to debate what breed to get (CNN reports that two-thirds of Americans think they should get one from a shelter), Joe Biden showed off his seriously adorable German Shepard pup – who to the chagrin of many didn’t come from the pound. Apparently his wife, Jill, made him a deal: If he was elected he got to get a dog. After a six-week puppy training camp, Biden’s grandchildren will get to name the puppy in the New Year. (CNN)