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Snotty Scarlett Johansson Tissue Sells for $5,300

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Would you pay $5,300 for the used tissue of Scarlett Johansson?

Even for someone considered to be “the most beautiful woman in Hollywood“, it’s crazy to think that someone would  spend so much of their own hard-earned money to own someone else’s hardening snot.

Such is the magic of celebrity, I suppose!

Times may be tough all over this holiday season, but that didn’t stop an anonymous bidder from digging deep into their pockets to place the winning bid of $5,300 on Scarlett Johansson’s used tissue!

Last week, a sniffly and sneezy ScarJo appeared on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno. The actress explained to Jay that she had likely caught the bad cold from her Spirit co-star Samuel L. Jackson. She told Leno that for this reason, her cold had some “value,” and after the host offered her a tissue for a bit of nose-blowing, it was decided that the snotty bit of flimsy paper should be auctioned off on eBay, with all proceeds from the auction to benefit USA Harvest.

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Tina Fey Named Entertainer of the Year by Associated Press

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The AP has named Tina Fey “Entertainer of the Year” for 2008.

The star of ’30 Rock’, and former SNL cast member, beat out Iron-clad rivals such as Robert Downey Jr. and dark horse candidates like Heath Ledger.

But if 2008 was the year of Fey, she owes much of her recent fame to a woman with whom she shares, if nothing else, striking physical resemblance, a woman who also left “an indelible impression” on the American public this year: Alaska Governor Sarah Palin  — Tina Fey’s doppelganger and comedic foil.

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Without Palin, there’s no way Fey would be on this list.

Tina Fey is the entertainer of the year? You betcha. Fey was voted The Associated Press’ Entertainer of the Year, an annual honor chosen by newspaper editors and broadcast producers across the country.

Fey was selected by AP members as the performer who had the greatest impact on culture and entertainment in 2008.

The 38-year-old comedian bested runner-up Robert Downey Jr., whose comeback was capped with the blockbuster smash “Iron Man,” and the third-place vote-getter, Heath Ledger, who posthumously wowed audiences as the Joker in “The Dark Knight.”

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Tina Fey Named Entertainer of the Year by Associated Press

The AP has named Tina Fey “Entertainer of the Year”, beating out Iron-clad rivals such as Robert Downey Jr. and
dark horse candidates like Heath Ledger.

But if 2008 was the year of Fey, she owes much of her recent fame to a woman with whom she shares, if nothing else, striking physical resemblance, a woman who also left “an indelible impression” on the American public this year: Gov. Sarah Palin  — Tina Fey’s doppelganger and comedic foil.

Tina Fey is the entertainer of the year? You betcha. Fey was voted The Associated Press’ Entertainer of the Year, an annual honor chosen by newspaper editors and broadcast producers across the country.

Fey was selected by AP members as the performer who had the greatest impact on culture and entertainment in 2008.

The 38-year-old comedian bested runner-up Robert Downey Jr., whose comeback was capped with the blockbuster smash “Iron Man,” and the third-place vote-getter, Heath Ledger, who posthumously wowed audiences as the Joker in “The Dark Knight.”

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‘Star Wars’ Musical Gets Approval from George Lucas

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Get ready, world, Star Wars: the musical is coming to the stage in London next April.

The production looks to condense all six movies from the franchise into a single two hour performance.

There’s no word yet on a Broadway run — or on how much stage time will be agonizingly filled by the impossibly annoying Jar Jar Binks.

George Lucas, beloved director and ever-watchful protector of the Star Wars brand, has officially given his blessing to Star Wars: A Musical Journey, a stage production featuring dancing Stormtroopers and singing Wookies, according to E! Online. The show will play London’s O2 arena next April with a European tour supposedly in the works. There’s currently no word on a Broadway run, but, given the available theater space and the recession-proof appeal of completely ridiculous nonsense (admittedly, we would probably pay money to see this), you’d have to expect that one is definitely inevitable. SW: AMJ will reportedly condense the boring, convoluted plots of all six Star Wars movies down into a snappy, concise two hours, which actually makes us think that it could be sort of good, provided they focus primarily on the two non-shitty ones.

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Ex-’Sopranos’ Actor Lillo Brancato Cleared of Murder Charge

Actor Lillo Brancato was cleared Monday of a second degree murder charge “in the shooting death of an off-duty policemen” during a burglary in the Bronx, New York in 2005.

He was, however, convicted of attempted burglary for which he will face a minimum of three years in prison.

Lillo Brancato, who played a bumbling aspiring mobster on “The Sopranos,” was cleared Monday of second-degree murder in the shooting death of an off-duty policeman during a drunken, late-night search for drugs.

The jury convicted Brancato of a lesser charge of attempted burglary. He faces a minimum of three years in prison on that count, but the former actor could get credit for time served because he has been behind bars about that long.

Brancato showed no reaction as the verdict was read — his face impassive, his fingers pressed together. His mother, seated a couple rows back in the gallery, began sobbing.

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