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  • Zeta-Jones checks into mental health facility (again)

    04/30/2013 10:43:37 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 70 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 30, 2013 12:15 PM EDT
    A spokeswoman for Catherine Zeta-Jones says the actress has “proactively” checked into a mental health facility for treatment of her bipolar condition. … Two years ago, the 43-year-old Oscar winner checked into a similar facility for a brief stay for treatment of her condition, known as Bipolar II. The disorder is characterized by mood swings and depressive episodes, and is commonly treated with medication and psychotherapy. …
  • Maureen Dowd’s Catholic Problem

    06/21/2011 7:36:06 AM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 30 replies
    National Review ^ | 6/21/2011 | George Weigel
    Anti-Catholicism is arguably the oldest bias in the history of the American people. Or so Arthur M. Schlesinger Sr. — who had no dog in the fight — once told the dean of U.S. Catholic historians, Fr. John Tracy Ellis. Over the centuries, however, anti-Catholicism in America has taken on several forms. In its classic New England iteration, anti-Catholicism was shaped by Protestant and, later, Enlightenment-rationalist assumptions. Both were neatly summarized in a letter from John Adams to his wife, Abigail, written during the First Continental Congress after Mr. Adams had undertaken an anthropological expedition through the streets of Philadelphia:This...
  • Catherine Zeta-Jones is treated for bipolar II disorder

    04/13/2011 8:02:10 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 40 replies
    latimes.com ^ | April 13, 2011 | Eryn Brown
    A representative for Catherine Zeta-Jones confirmed Wednesday that the actress recently underwent inpatient treatment for bipolar II disorder at a Connecticut mental health facility. Booster Shots spoke about the disorder with David J. Miklowitz, PhD, a professor of psychiatry at the UCLA School of Medicine and author of "The Bipolar Disorder Survival Guide: What You and Your Family Need to Know." Bipolar disorder, formerly known as manic-depression, is typically lifelong and recurrent, Miklowitz said. Some people have their first episode in childhood, others later in life; the majority, during the teen years. Some people experience episodes every few years; others...
  • Zeta-Jones furious that Douglas' cancer went undetected

    09/01/2010 2:08:26 PM PDT · by GnuHere · 89 replies
    That is one big tumor! Prayers for them.
  • The Unbearable Whiteness of Being Maureen Dowd

    07/22/2009 9:52:59 AM PDT · by MuttTheHoople · 29 replies · 3,958+ views
    American Spectator ^ | 7.21.09 | Jeffrey Lord
    Let's dish. And a delicious dish it is. A stew of race, the New York Times, media hypocrisy and double-standards. All inadvertently stirred by the lovely and talented Times columnist, the white female Maureen Dowd. You know all those fevered editorials they churn out over there at the New York Times editorial board? Like, for instance, the hot fury published on June 30 wonderfully titled "Firefighters and Race." In this jewel the Times editorial board makes its displeasure plain in the very first sentence, huffing that the Supreme Court decision in favor of the New Haven firemen has "dealt a...
  • I've dreamed a dream of playing the Hairy Angel... Catherine Zeta Jones eyes up film role

    04/28/2009 8:06:30 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 23 replies · 2,200+ views
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | April 29, 2009 | Paul Revoir
    She'd need to tone down her famous sex appeal - and seriously cultivate her eyebrows. Even so, Catherine Zeta Jones is said to be desperate to play Susan Boyle on screen. Miss Zeta Jones, 39, has apparently asked about the film rights to the singer's life story and sensational appearance on Britain's Got Talent. It is believed that Oscar-winning film director James Cameron, who was behind Titanic, has expressed an interest in a similar project. Miss Boyle, a shy church volunteer from West Lothian, Scotland, has become a star in the U.S. after her performance of I Dreamed A Dream...
  • Mud Pies for 'That One' (Dowd Alert)

    10/08/2008 12:07:07 PM PDT · by gridlock · 32 replies · 1,255+ views
    The New York Times Op/Ed ^ | 10/8/08 | Maureen "Bitter" Dowd
    WASHINGTON Some of John McCain’s friends, from the good old days when he talked straight, feared that his Greek tragedy would be that he would be defeated by George Bush twice: once in 2000, because of W.’s no-conscience campaigning, and again in 2008, because of W.’s no-brains governing. (snip) He unleashed Sarah Palin to slime their opponent and suggested that the Democrat with the foreign-sounding name who came from the Harvard Yard boutique is not on the American side. Campaigning last weekend, Palin cast their Democratic rival as “someone who sees America, it seems, as being so imperfect that he’s...
  • Kicked Off: Maureen Dowd Banned From Campaign Plane

    09/30/2008 11:34:20 AM PDT · by pissant · 78 replies · 5,853+ views
    Nat. Ledger ^ | 9/30/08 | Angie Carson
    The New York Times and John McCain really don't seem to like each other all that well and it appears the disagreement may have spilled over into a campaign plane ban for Times columnist Maureen Dowd. McCain Campaign chief Steve Schmidt scalded the New York Times just last week in a conference call where he ripped the paper and screamed bias. "Whatever the New York Times once was, it is today not by any standard a journalistic organization. It is a pro-Obama advocacy organization," Schmidt said. "This is an organization that is completely, totally, 150 percent in the tank for...
  • Two Against The One (Funniest Dowd column in a long time)

    08/20/2008 12:00:16 AM PDT · by tlb · 37 replies · 571+ views
    New York Times ^ | August 19, 2008 | MAUREEN DOWD
    a clandestine meeting takes place between two senators with one goal. “Our toast to The One,” they say in unison, “is that he’s toast.” “Obama should have picked you, Hillary,” John McCain tells her. “It isn’t fair, my friend. But it just makes it easier for me to whup him.” Hillary replies. “I’m looking toward the future now, a future that looks very bright, once we send Twig Legs back to the back bench.” “He’s a bright young man, but he got ahead of himself,” McCain says. “He needs to be taught a lesson, and we’re the ones to do...
  • People Really Do Look Better When You Drink

    08/14/2008 5:15:04 PM PDT · by Enchante · 62 replies · 290+ views
    LiveScience via Yahoo News ^ | 08/14/08 | Charles Q. Choi
    For the first time, scientists have proven that "beer goggles" are real - other people really do look more attractive to us if we have been drinking. Surprisingly, the beer goggles effect was not limited to just the opposite sex among the ostensibly straight volunteers recruited for the study - they also rated people from their own sex as more attractive. Scientists in England gave 84 heterosexual college students chilled lime-flavored drinks that were either non-alcoholic or given a dose of vodka equivalent in alcohol to a large glass of wine or a pint-and-a-half of beer. After 15 minutes, the...
  • McCain’s Green-Eyed Monster (DOWD ALERT)

    08/06/2008 11:23:31 AM PDT · by gridlock · 63 replies · 426+ views
    The New York Times Op-Ed ^ | 8/5/08 | Maureen Dowd
    Not since Iago and Othello obsessed on the comely Cassio, not since Richard of Gloucester killed his two nephews, not since Nixon and Johnson glowered at the glittering J.F.K., has there been such an unseemly outpouring of boy envy. (blah, blah, blah - insert 16 column inches of tripe here...) McCain could dismiss W. as a lightweight, but he knows Obama’s smart. Obama wrote his own books, while McCain’s were written by Salter. McCain knows he’s the affirmative action scion of admirals who might not have gotten through Annapolis without being a legacy. Obama didn’t even tell Harvard Law School...
  • Dowd: Clinton Camp Claims Obama Went Lazio on Hillary

    02/03/2008 4:41:59 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 41 replies · 205+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    As its Hollywood-borrowed headline There Will Be Blood suggests, the gist of Maureen Dowd's column today is that appearances of that icky post-debate clinch notwithstanding, there is no love lost between Hillary and Obama. The junior senator from Illinois won't agree to run as Hillary's vice-presidential candidate. Or as Maureen metaphorically puts it: Why would Obama want to follow in the frustrated footsteps of Al Gore . . . being third banana to Billary? Along the way, Dowd appears to break some news of a confrontation between the two that one camp views as having been physical . . .
  • Douglas, Zeta-Jones privacy case could set legal precedent

    11/22/2006 6:26:36 AM PST · by presidio9 · 18 replies · 717+ views
    AFP ^ | 11/22/06
    A claim for intrusion of privacy by Hollywood super-couple Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones went to Britain's House of Lords, in a case which could set a landmark precedent. Just a few days after their sixth wedding anniversary, lawyers for the star pair joined forces with celebrity weekly OK! -- which bought the rights to cover their nuptials -- against rival star magazine Hello!. Hello! secretly took pictures of their New York wedding in November 2000, despite the deal under which OK! had paid one million dollars for exclusive pictures of the Plaza Hotel ceremony. Media lawyers say that if...
  • 52 Reasons To Stop Mowing (Zot a la Gallagher)

    07/25/2006 6:58:41 AM PDT · by fruitarian108 · 420 replies · 6,084+ views
    Fruitarian Network ^ | 1973 first version | Nonmowing Coalition
    52 REASONS NOT TO MOW 37 WAYS TO HELP TREES Please download with 100% cotton, rice, recycled, or scrap paper Ron Howard, director of A Beautiful Mind and many other films,made his first film at age 8.. an anti mowing film which showed the nature of mowers' attacks on lawns. Art Buchwald: People shouldn't be judged by the length of their grass. In 2003 through now, the world has seen floods, famine, fire, mudslides, hurricanes, tornados and other disasters created by the unprecedented destruction of trees around the world. Trees are nature's weather stabilizers. We need trillions of trees.. new...
  • Hi - I'm new here and like to post random items I receive in email, please don't ZOT me.

    06/10/2006 4:25:12 PM PDT · by concernedcitizenusa · 95 replies · 6,860+ views
    snopes ^ | 6-10-2006 | ConcernedCitizenUSA
    THESE ARE THE SENATORS WHO VOTED TO GIVE SOCIAL SECURITY BENEFITS TO ILLEGAL ALIENS REGARDLESS OF POLITICAL PARTY, THESE POLITICIANS NEED TO BE DEFEATED IN 2006, 2008 OR 2010, WHENEVER THEY NEXT COME UP FOR OFFICE. SEND THIS TO EVERYONE YOU KNOW; THE ENTIRE POPULATION OF THE UNITED STATES NEEDS TO KNOW THIS INFORMATION -- THAT IS, UNLESS THEY DO NOT MIND SHARING THEIR SOCIAL SECURITY WITH FOREIGN WORKERS WHO NEVER PAID INTO IT AND AMERICAN CITIZENS ARE BEING LEFT OUT. Grouped by Home State Alabama: Alaska: Stevens (R-AK), Yea Arizona: McCain (R-AZ), Yea Arkansas: Lincoln (D-AR), Yea Pryor (D-AR),...
  • Malvo and the War Debate (ZOT!!! Why not to go off antipsychotic meds without a doctor’s guidance)

    05/29/2006 6:48:25 AM PDT · by DanPride · 80 replies · 4,217+ views
    Me | Today | Dan Pride
    I am curious why none of the media covers the most important aspect of the Malvo shootings. If you look at Newspapers on the dates when the shootings are underway you discover something I find quite interesting. The shootings begin to dominate the news the day before the debate on the Iraq war starts and they catch them the day after the declaration of war??? If you ask most people "do you remember the debate about starting the second Iraq war", they will all answer "yes of course". But if you followup with the question "name one point in the...
  • What is a FReeper? (zot)

    05/30/2006 12:41:24 PM PDT · by Uddercha0s · 183 replies · 7,024+ views
    5/30/06 | Uddercha0s
    I recently received a reply to a post that stated: "This should be beneath a "freeper". Sad." So I asked.. what is it that makes a FReeper? My reply (and I will admit was tasteless) was also questioning. It stirred controversy and was removed? Why Moderators? Can you not tell me? Did it not meet with your "FReeper" mentality? According to all posted guidelines it should be listed but no, you chose to delete it. Yes.. I'm the first one IBTZ, I'm sure you'll nick me for speaking up..
  • Michael Douglas Criticizes Brangelina

    03/14/2006 2:43:43 PM PST · by SmithL · 5 replies · 914+ views
    AP ^ | 3/14/6
    New York -- Watch out Brad, Michael Douglas is taking some shots regarding your divorce from Jen. At you and girlfriend Angelina Jolie. "I don't know about Brad Pitt, leaving that beautiful wife to go hold orphans for Angelina," Douglas snipes in GQ's April issue, hitting newsstands March 21. "I mean, how long is that going to last?" Pitt and ex-wife Jennifer Aniston divorced in October 2005. Since then, Pitt has adopted Jolie's children, Maddox and Zahara, and is expecting a child with the bombshell actress this summer. Calls by The Associated Press to Pitt's representative, Cindy Guagenti, and Jolie's...
  • 'Angry' Hillary Clinton Plays Gender Victim

    03/08/2006 9:57:22 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 28 replies · 997+ views
    Newsmax ^ | March 6, 2006 | Carl Limbacher et al.
    Responding to Republican claims that she may be too angry to win national office, Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton told an audience Monday to wear such criticism as "a badge of honor" and suggested that gender played a role in the attacks. "When you run as a Democrat, and in particular, when you run as a Democratic woman, whether you're running at the local, state or national level, it's likely you're going to draw some unfriendly fire," Clinton said at a breakfast fund-raiser hosted by black and Hispanic women supporters. "People will be attacking you instead of your ideas; they may...
  • Gregory Apologizes, MoDo in Meltdown, Matalin Cleans the Floor with All of 'Em (From El Rushbo)

    02/20/2006 2:43:50 PM PST · by JRios1968 · 69 replies · 3,183+ views
    Rush Limbaugh ^ | 20 Feb 2006
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Travis in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. I'm glad you called, sir. Welcome. CALLER: Mega dittos, Rush. RUSH: Thank you, sir. CALLER: How are you? RUSH: Couldn't be better. CALLER: Great. RUSH: Actually, that's not true. If you want to know the truth I'm in a foul humor today. It's only my professionalism that makes you think I'm enjoying things today. CALLER: Well, maybe we can add a little more satire to your show now. RUSH: (Laughing.) Perhaps. CALLER: What I was calling for is I watched the David Gregory apology. RUSH: Yeah, that was on Meet the Depressed...
  • SMART SINGLE WOMEN DESPAIR OF EVER FINDING TRUE LOVE (Dear Abby, reference to Maureen Dowd)

    12/22/2005 8:37:43 AM PST · by Sonny M · 572 replies · 11,650+ views
    www.uexpress.com ^ | December 22, 2005 | Abigail Van Buren
    DEAR ABBY: Several of my friends and I were bemoaning our status as single women in our late 20s/early 30s, and discussing an article we had read in The New York Times about how smart women are less likely to get married. We'd all like to find Mr. Wonderful and be married. But if we have to curtail our professional success, financial wherewithal and IQ to do it, how can a person even begin to do such a thing? I have a feeling you'll say to be ourselves and it will all work out, but thus far it has NOT...
  • In Hollywood, prenuptials cover earnings and urgings

    12/14/2005 5:36:36 AM PST · by Ellesu · 5 replies · 974+ views
    chron.com ^ | 12/14/05 | SANDY COHEN
    LOS ANGELES - No mother-in-law sleepovers. Only one football game per Sunday. Mandatory sexual positions. With celebrity marriages often shorter than Jessica Simpson's Daisy Dukes, the power of the prenuptial agreement cannot be denied. Simpson and soon-to-be-ex-husband Nick Lachey didn't have a "prenup" — he had more earning power than she did when they got married three years ago — so Simpson could have to part with half of the $30 million she earned last year. Other recent breakups include Valerie Bertinelli from Eddie Van Halen, and Christina Applegate from Jonathon Schaech. Prenups are the norm for most stars —...
  • What's a Modern Girl to Do?

    10/30/2005 6:14:25 AM PST · by shrinkermd · 165 replies · 4,532+ views
    New York Times ^ | 30 October 2005 | Maureen Dowd
    When I entered college in 1969, women were bursting out of theirs 50's chrysalis, shedding girdles, padded bras and conventions. The Jazz Age spirit flared in the Age of Aquarius. Women were once again imitating men and acting all independent: smoking, drinking, wanting to earn money and thinking they had the right to be sexual, this time protected by the pill. I didn't fit in with the brazen new world of hard-charging feminists. I was more of a fun-loving (if chaste) type who would decades later come to life in Sarah Jessica Parker's Carrie Bradshaw. I hated the grubby, unisex...
  • Haunted by Hesitation (Maureen Dowd)

    09/06/2005 8:50:14 PM PDT · by nj26 · 41 replies · 1,190+ views
    NY Times ^ | 9/7/05 | Maureen Dowd
    It took a while, but the president finally figured out a response to the destruction of New Orleans. Later this week (no point rushing things) W. is dispatching Dick Cheney to the rancid lake that was a romantic city. The vice president has at long last lumbered back from a Wyoming vacation, and, reportedly, from shopping for a $2.9 million waterfront estate in St. Michael's, a retreat in the Chesapeake Bay where Rummy has a weekend home, where "Wedding Crashers" was filmed and where rich lobbyists hunt. Maybe Mr. Cheney is going down to New Orleans to hunt looters. Or...
  • Woman accused of stalking Zeta-Jones to be sentenced next month

    06/03/2005 4:27:12 PM PDT · by SmithL · 14 replies · 516+ views
    AP ^ | 6/3/5
    LOS ANGELES - A woman who pleaded no contest to stalking and threatening actress Catherine Zeta-Jones will be sentenced next month. A judge on Friday ordered Dawnette Knight, 33, to appear for sentencing on July 8. She faces up to five years in prison. Knight pleaded in February to one felony count of stalking and three felony counts of making criminal threats. She was accused of sending threatening and violent letters to acquaintances of the actress, including her agent and her husband, actor Michael Douglas. Knight, who was arrested June 3 at her Beverly Hills home, allegedly apologized in another...
  • Communism and human nature (Bolshie Mod sez, Arise ye kittens of the earth!)

    04/05/2005 10:50:57 AM PDT · by Sammy sam · 153 replies · 8,234+ views
    Many argue that communism will never be possible because of "human nature". The essence of this false argument is the belief that a communist society would consist of an all-powerful central government that would tell everybody what to do--and would therefore undermine the creative initiative of individuals and the search for happiness. • This argument is based on two false assumptions: (1) It assumes that a communist society will look like the former Soviet Union, or the current China, North Korea, etc (ie: corrupt police states with a feudal-style ruling class) (2) It assumes that people will only work in...
  • Earth dads give breast milk a try

    03/13/2005 9:16:16 AM PST · by Crackingham · 136 replies · 3,417+ views
    Times Online ^ | Mar. 13, 2005 | Lois Rogers
    For many men fatherhood is not quite the same unless they have shared the experience as far as possible. A survey has found that a third of modern fathers admit to tasting their wife’s or girlfriend’s breast milk. The researchers discovered that it is fairly common for fathers to drink breast milk several times, especially with subsequent children — even though they did not particularly like the taste. The fathers surveyed said the milk-tasting was part of an emotional urge to immerse themselves in the process of infant rearing — far removed from the “bitty, bitty” sketch in the BBC’s...
  • Why Men Prefer Pretty Faces

    02/18/2005 9:02:25 PM PST · by crushelits · 377 replies · 10,207+ views
    channels.netscape.com ^ | Feb. 18, 2004 | channels.netscape.com
    Why Men Prefer Pretty Faces So you think beauty is in the eye of the beholder? Think again. According to new research from the University of Exeter in Great Britain, the preference for pretty faces over ugly ones is embedded in our brains from the moment of birth and possibly prior to birth. Newborn babies come fully equipped with built-in preferences, including a preference for an attractive face, that help them make sense of their new environment, report the BBC News Online and Newsweek magazine. The Exeter researchers showed more than 100 infants two images that were placed side by...
  • The Terminal: The Movie, A Review

    01/25/2005 11:20:32 AM PST · by qandablogger · 10 replies · 632+ views
    Questions And Awswers Blog ^ | Monday, January 24, 2005 | Wayne Moran
    In the movie The Terminal Tom Hanks plays an international traveler Viktor Navorski that gets stranded in John F. Kennedy International airport in New York City because while he was in flight, his home country experienced a coup and the government had fallen. Travel documents we no longer valid, so Viktor could not get to his dream destination of New York City. So, Viktor is stuck in the Terminal. Viktor has experiences with a ladder-climbing bureaucrat that help to paint a clearer picture of who Viktor is and help to move the movie along. Of course along the way, Viktor...
  • Lost in a Masquerade

    12/08/2004 7:53:23 PM PST · by Tumbleweed_Connection · 19 replies · 729+ views
    NY Times ^ | Dec 92004 | Maureen Dowd
    Hoooo-rah! Rummy finally got called on the carpet. Not by the president, of course, but by troops fighting in Iraq. Some of them are finally fed up enough to rumble about his back-door draft and failure to provide them with the proper armor for their Humvees, leaving them scrambling to improvise with what they call "hillbilly armor." The defense secretary had been expected to go to Iraq on this trip but spent the day greeting troops in Kuwait instead. Even though Pentagon officials insist that security wasn't an issue, I bet they had to be worried not to travel the...
  • Jingle Bell Schlock (Dowd hates Christmas)

    12/04/2004 2:10:20 PM PST · by Pokey78 · 196 replies · 13,581+ views
    The New York Times ^ | 12/05/04 | Maureen Dowd
    If I hear "Frosty the Snowman" one more time, I'll rip his frozen face off. It's a scientific fact, or should be, that Christmas music can turn you into a fruitcake. It either sends you into a Pavlovian shopping trance, buying stupid things like the Robosapien, or, if you hear repeated Clockwork-Orange choruses of "Ring, Christmas Bells" drilling into your brain with that slasher-movie staccato, makes you feel as possessed with Christmas spirit as Norman Bates. I've never said this out loud before, but I can't stand Christmas. Everyone in my family loves it except me, and they can't fathom...
  • why do you guys keep banning me? (Zot! Because we can) (Juwish modz totally rewl!)

    06/30/2004 10:19:24 AM PDT · by jj_fate · 65,595 replies · 239,374+ views
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    why do people keep banning me everytime I put up interesting articles? I work for a website I think some of you are familiar with called phantirath weekly world news and each time we put somthing up on FR no matter how conservative it is it keeps getting banned. Whats the matter with it?! Damn man what are you marxist socialists communists? I just got a call this mroning from a Juwish friend of mine who said that you banned an important article about Zionism and Noam Federman and about how we were to support israel. I thought you guys...
  • Who Is Taking This Election the Hardest? (MoDowd "Looks Terrible... Aged Ten Years." MWAH-Ha-Haaa!)

    11/09/2004 6:41:26 AM PST · by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle · 67 replies · 4,153+ views
    The Kerry Spot ^ | 11/09/04 | Jim Geraghty
    Instapundit reports that in a post-Election Day appearance, Maureen Dowd "looks absolutely terrible. It's like she's aged ten years since I last saw her. Her manner is subdued, and bitter, too. I guess that explains her post-election writing. It's striking to see a pundit taking the election so hard — most actual Democratic politicians seem to be maintaining more personal distance." Well, really, who had more on the line in this campaign? A professional politician has ups and downs in his or her career; you win some races, and you lose some. But the press bet the house against...
  • Zeta-Jones sues over image on topless web site

    10/25/2004 7:43:13 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 10 replies · 856+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 10/25/04 | AFP
    LOS ANGELES (AFP) - Oscar-winning movie star Catherine Zeta-Jones has sued a small strip club in Nevada for using her picture on its raunchy website, court documents showed. The Welsh beauty filed suit Thursday against The Spice House, billed as "Reno's Friendliest Topless Cabaret," for allegedly using her image for advertising and promotion without her permission. Zeta-Jones, the wife of Hollywood prince Michael Douglas, said her image was "prominently featured on numerous pages" of the adult club's web site, according to the lawsuit filed in the US District Court in Los Angeles. An image of Zeta-Jones appeared on some pages...
  • Zeta's glass keeps out golf balls (Dowd consults Butch Harmon to learn "power fade")

    08/26/2004 6:04:42 AM PDT · by presidio9 · 20 replies · 962+ views
    Ananova ^ | Aug 25, 2004
    Catherine Zeta Jones had bullet-proof windows installed at her Swansea mansion to fend off stray golf balls - and not potential attackers. The multi-millionairess actress raised eyebrows when the high-security glass was put in at her £2m house. At first it was thought she wanted to prevent a potential attack on her young children and Hollywood star husband Michael Douglas. But the glass has actually been installed to prevent stray shots flying into her lounge from the golf club next door. A member of the club said: "If you slice your shot your ball will fly towards their house so...
  • Alleged Zeta-Jones Stalker to Be Examined

    08/10/2004 11:54:12 AM PDT · by presidio9 · 17 replies · 824+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Tue, Aug 10, 2004 | ROBERT JABLON
    LOS ANGELES - A psychiatrist was appointed to examine a woman accused of stalking Catherine Zeta-Jones. Superior Court Judge John Wiley ordered Tuesday that Dawnette Knight, 32, be examined by Dr. Kal Sharma by Sept. 15. The psychiatrist will determine whether Knight is competent to stand trial and can work with her lawyer. The examination will be conducted in jail, where Knight is being held on $1 million bail. Knight, who wrote numerous letters threatening the Oscar-winning actress, is charged with one felony count of stalking and 24 felony counts of making criminal threats. A hearing to determine whether there...
  • A 'fatal attraction': Death threats vs. Zeta-Jones

    07/29/2004 5:36:50 AM PDT · by Area Freeper · 79 replies · 2,571+ views
    NY Daily News ^ | July 29, 2004 | MICHELLE CARUSO
    LOS ANGELES - A crazed stalker with a fatal attraction to Michael Douglas terrorized his wife, Catherine Zeta-Jones, threatening to "cut her to bits" or blow her up "so pieces of her head look like President Kennedy's," according to bombshell court testimony yesterday. Douglas and his movie-star wife took the stand to reveal terrifying details from phone calls and letters they said were written by aspiring psychologist Dawnette Knight, 32. In a case that seems almost ripped from the script of Douglas' chilling 1987 film "Fatal Attraction," Knight allegedly took up her poisoned pen because she was infatuated with the...
  • Right Axis. Wrong Evil. ***Dowdy Maureen ALERT***

    07/24/2004 3:29:20 PM PDT · by O.C. - Old Cracker · 34 replies · 1,109+ views
    New York Times ^ | July 22, 2004 | Maureen Dowd
    WASHINGTON — The capital has plunged into satire. There's the bizarre investigation of Sandy Burglar, as the respected former national security adviser has now been dubbed, pulling a Fawn Hall and smuggling stuff out of the National Archives in his fine washables. And just when you thought the Bush foreign policy couldn't sound more chuckleheaded, revelations in the 9/11 commission report being released today elevated the Bush doctrine to an Ali G skit. The most astute prophet of the administration's Middle East muddle is Sacha Baron Cohen, the hilarious British comedian whose Ali G character is an uninformed gangsta rapper...
  • Out of Africa (Dowd alert)

    07/17/2004 3:42:02 PM PDT · by Pokey78 · 13 replies · 961+ views
    The New York Times ^ | 07/18/04 | Maureen Dowd
    LOS ANGELES — As Republicans on the East Coast fret about Dick Cheney acting bonkers, Democrats on the West Coast fret about Teresa Heinz Kerry acting flaky. It would be an act of simple courtesy to the world for Mr. Cheney to get off the ticket, since he has already done as much damage as humanly possible in four years. But the Bushes always stick to their bad but deferential vice-presidential choices. John McCain, Colin Powell or Rudy Giuliani would be way too threatening for W. So now we have to watch the nauseating spectacle of Senator McCain pumping up...
  • Oscar-winning actor Kirk Douglas's son found dead

    07/07/2004 12:15:08 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 21 replies · 2,259+ views
    AFP ^ | 7/6/04
    NEW YORK (AFP) - Actor Eric Douglas, a member of Hollywood's Oscar-winning Douglas acting dynasty, was found dead in a New York apartment, according to news reports. The 46-year-old son of Kirk Douglas and half-brother of Michael Douglas had battled against drug and alcohol addiction for years and had frequent brushes with the law as he lived in the shadow of his famous relatives. The actor and stand-up comedian was found dead on the floor of the living room of his Manhattan apartment after someone hailed a passing police car, New York City Police reportedly said. There were no signs...
  • Unbearable Lightness of Memory (Maureen Dowd Alert!)

    11/29/2003 7:02:47 PM PST · by NYC GOP Chick · 19 replies · 247+ views
    New York Slimes ^ | 11.30.2003 | Maureen Dowd
    hey are pretty.Pretty and soothing.Soothing and smooth.Smooth and light.Light and watery.The eight designs for a memorial at ground zero, gleaming with hanging candles and translucent tubes and reflecting pools and the smiling faces of those killed on 9/11, aim to transcend. And they succeed.They transcend terror. They have the banality of no evil. They represent the triumph of atmosphere over atrocity, mood over meaning. The designs are more concerned with the play of light on water than the play of darkness on life.They have taken the heaviest event in modern American history and made the lightest memorials.As I walked around...
  • Let's Blame Canada (Dowd alert)

    07/19/2003 1:13:16 PM PDT · by Pokey78 · 26 replies · 260+ views
    The New York Times ^ | 07/20/03 | Maureen Dowd
    They were wrong, of course. Soldiers should not go public in the middle of a conflict and trash-talk their superiors or ask for the resignation of the secretary of defense. But it was inevitable that their gripes would bubble to the surface. Many American troops in Iraq are exhausted, and perplexed about the scary new guerrilla war they're caught up in. And they have every right to be scared, because the coolly efficient Bush commanders have now been exposed as short-term tacticians who had no strategy for dealing with a war of liberation that morphed into a war of attrition....
  • Incredible Shrinking Y (Dowd Alert)

    07/09/2003 7:21:01 PM PDT · by NeoCaveman · 67 replies · 719+ views
    The New York Times ^ | 7/9/03 | Maureen Dowd
    hy, oh Y, are men so insecure? The darlings have been fretting for some years now that they may be rendered unnecessary if women get financial and biological independence, learning how to reproduce and refinance without them. What if nature played a cruel trick and demoted men, so they had to be judged merely by their appearance, pliability and talent for gazing raptly at the opposite sex, no matter how bored? New research on the Y chromosome shows that my jittery male friends are not paranoid; they are in an evolutionary shame spiral. As Nicholas Wade wrote in The Times:...
  • Maureen Dowd Two Minute Mock.

    06/23/2003 10:58:09 AM PDT · by fhardesian · 9 replies · 488+ views
    Mens News Daily ^ | 6/23/03 | Bernard Chapin
    The Maureen Dowd Two Minute Mock* Column I: Conspiracy Theories June 23, 2003 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- by Bernard Chapin -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- *This column, and all that follow, are inspired by Donald Luskin’s excellent, “Krugman Truth Squad”, which appears at nationalreivew.com. Like a cat who spends a good part of its life scratching your leg for no discernible reason, Maureen Dowd is back this week with another fantastic tale to tell. It is our pleasure to analyze it. Her column is called “Desert Double Feature”. Maureen, as always, first instructs. In the beginning we discover that the genesis of the war against Saddam had...
  • In-a-Gadda Da-Vida We Trust (Dowd alert)

    05/27/2003 9:11:29 PM PDT · by Pokey78 · 56 replies · 762+ views
    The New York Times ^ | 05/28/03 | Maureen Dowd
    By rolling over Iraq, Dick Cheney and Donald Rumsfeld hoped to deep-six the sixties. The president was down with that. He never grooved on the vibe of the Age of Aquarius anyway.Conservatives were eager to purge the decades' demons, from tie-dye to moral relativism, from Hanoi Jane to wilting patriotism, from McGovern to blaming America first, from Lucy-in-the-sky-with-diamonds to the Clintonesque whatever-gets-you-through-the-night ethos.In their preferred calendar, more Gingrichian than Gregorian, American culture fast-forwards from Elvis's blue suede shoes to John Travolta's white polyester suit.Whatever else has gone awry in the Mideast so far, the administration may have succeeded in exorcising...
  • Michael Douglas brands Catherine's former boyfriends idiots (MAUREEN DOWD ALERT)

    04/08/2003 5:25:38 AM PDT · by MadIvan · 50 replies · 1,236+ views
    Ananova ^ | April 8, 2003
    Michael Douglas has launched an unprovoked attack on some of Catherine Zeta Jones former boyfriends - branding them idiots. The Welsh actress dated the likes of John Leslie, Soldier Soldier star Angus McFadyen and Mick Hucknall before getting together with Douglas. Talking about their initial courtship, Douglas, who is 25 years her senior, told the London Evening Standard: "I found out she had strong family ties and had her share of knocks as far as relationships were concerned - she'd been with her fair share of idiots." And referring to the considerable age gap between them, the actor added: 'I...
  • Bafta Film Awards 2003: The winners (ATTENTION MAUREEN DOWD)

    02/23/2003 1:33:23 PM PST · by MadIvan · 11 replies · 332+ views
    BBC News ^ | February 23, 2003 | BBC News
    The main nominations for this year's Bafta film awards, to be held at the Odeon Leicester Square cinema in London on 23 February. Best filmThe Pianist Chicago Gangs of New York The Hours The Lord of The Rings: The Two Towers Best British film (Alexander Korda award for the outstanding British film of the year)The Warrior Bend it Like Beckham Dirty Pretty Things The Hours The Magdalene Sisters Best director (David Lean award for achievement in direction)Roman Polanski - The Pianist Rob Marshall - Chicago Martin Scorsese - Gangs of New York Stephen Daldry - The Hours Peter Jackson -...
  • DEADLY NEW COMPUTER VIRUS -- 'Catherine Zeta-Jones Virus'

    02/14/2003 3:17:15 AM PST · by ex-Texan · 23 replies · 701+ views
    MSN.com and Silicon.com ^ | 2/23/2003 | Will Sturgeon
    New celebrity virus -- Catherine Zeta-JonesBy Will Sturgeon Silicon.com The popularity of media favorite Catherine Zeta-Jones has led to the Welsh actress being used as a hook to tempt users into launching a virus on their PCs. Anti-virus firm Sophos has detected a virus hidden in a file which offers recipients some smutty pictures of Mrs. Michael Douglas. Although the firm says customers have reported instances of the virus in the wild there are no known cases of infection. Users at risk are those using file-sharing service Kazaa and internet relay chat (IRC) instant messaging through which the virus can...
  • "Shoot Films, Not People"(Hollywood goes to Berlin)

    02/02/2003 1:47:19 PM PST · by fight_truth_decay · 7 replies · 288+ views
    DW-World.de ^ | 30.01.2003 | staff
    The Berlinale is expected to attract more than 100 000 visitors to Berlin. (February 6 - 16, 2003) The annual glitter at this year's Berlinale film festival may be overshadowed by a war on Iraq. At the pre-festival press conference this week, Berlinale director Dieter Kosslick called to "shoot films, not people". The possibility of a war in Iraq has already thrown a shadow over Germany's most glamourous culture highlight, the Berlinale film festival. It even influenced the selection of films for the annual festival competition, Berlinale director Dieter Kosslick(photo) said on Tuesday - in the case of a war...
  • Who Has the Hot Rods? (Maureen Dowd alert!)

    02/01/2003 7:15:45 PM PST · by NYC GOP Chick · 56 replies · 356+ views
    NY Times ^ | 2.2.2003 | Maureen Dowd
    Who Has the Hot Rods?By MAUREEN DOWD ASHINGTON — Colin Powell finally has the goods on the evil dictator.He has spy satellite photos of trucks pulling up to buildings in the outlaw regime when inspectors aren't around, lots of bustling activity around those metal rods for the nukes threatening civilization.Mr. Powell has all the evidence he needs to convince the U.N. Security Council on Wednesday that we are justified in making a pre-emptive strike on North Korea.Only one hitch: President Bush doesn't want to attack North Korea; he wants to contain North Korea.He doesn't want to contain Iraq, he told...