For your Friday amusement and musings:
Celebutante Lindsay Lohan is asking former Vice President Al Gore to shift his attentions from cleaning up the environment to helping her clean up her act.
Rumor has it that Angelina Jolie, who has always marched to a different drummer, plans to wed Brad Pitt in Africa, to the beat of tribal music. Her agent denies it, however, saying the story’s “all made up.”
First Lady Laura Bush made a grand entrance at the White House holiday reception this week, wearing the same holiday-red, $8,500 Oscar de la Renta outfit as three of her invited guests. Don’t you hate it when that happens?
Britney Spears delivered a holiday message to her fans via her website, explaining away her, um, overexposure and thanking God for Victoria’s Secret.
Yesterday, the man who once crowed that he read “three Shakespeares” gave a nod to the Iraq Study Group report. President Bush assured the assembled press corps, “To show you how important this one is, I read it.” The world is now watching Bush take his high-stakes, performance-based comprehension quiz.
‘Tis the season for miracles, so be sure you make time in your weekend teevee-watching schedule to see this.
George W. S. Trow, cultural critic and author of “Within the Context of No Context,” has died. The Los Angeles Times called his seminal work “a scathing analysis of contemporary American culture…heavy with yearning for a bygone social order, when adults were adults and trivia were actually viewed as trivial.” The line’s been blurred, hasn’t it, between what’s trivial and what’s significant.