DANCING WITH THE STARS
Dancing With the Stars started the evening on a somber note when it was announced that contestant Jane Seymour's mother had died after last night's competition. Hosts Tom Bergeron and Drew Lachey (filling in for new mom Samantha Harris) added that Jane has decided to stay in the competition in honor of her mother and will return next week. However, when the bottom two were announced the red spotlight landed on the taut-faced Wayne Newton and Abercrombie and Fitch model Albert Reed. Although Wayne had the lowest score from the judges a night earlier, it was the lack of viewer votes that sent Albert quick-stepping home.
WHO DO YOU BUY?
"Forbes" has put together a list of the "Top-Selling Celebrity Faces", which is basically a list of the celebrities that sell the most magazines when they're on the cover.
Over a six-month period they studied the sales of six magazines... "People", "Star", "US Weekly", "In Touch Weekly", "Life & Style" and "OK!"... and figured out which celebrities sold MORE copies than the magazine's average. Here's their Top 10:
1) JENNIFER ANISTON
2) BRAD PITT
3) SCARLETT JOHANSSON
4) ANGELINA JOLIE
5) REESE WITHERSPOON
6) KATIE HOLMES
7) CARRIE UNDERWOOD
8) JENNIFER HUDSON
9) VALERIE BERTINELLI
10) KELLY RIPA
(If you're curious, PARIS HILTON and BRITNEY SPEARS were the WORST)
YOU CAN BUY THAT?
Yesterday, Neiman Marcus released its annual Christmas catalog... and, like always, they included a section of totally RIDICULOUS and completely unaffordable gifts for the ultra-ultra wealthy. Here are the highlights:
DRAGON TOPIARY. Want a 100-foot long dragon made completely out of plants and trees on your lawn??? You can get it, complete with gold-leafed horns, claws and teeth, starting at $35,000.
HIS AND HERS PORTRAIT IN CHOCOLATE. A Brazilian artist will paint a five foot-by-four foot picture of you and your husband or wife... made entirely out of CHOCOLATE SYRUP. Only $110,000.
PRIVATE ORCHESTRA. Get the world-famous Kirov Orchestra to come to your party. They'll play a private concert for you and 499 friends. And... the party will be hosted by REGIS PHILBIN!!! Just $1.59 MILLION.
PRIVATE SUBMARINE. All of the world's richest people are buying private submarines now. You should get in on that. This sub dives to 1,000 feet, is controlled by a joystick, and seats two... in leather seats. Only $1.44 MILLION.
TALKING ROBOT. It looks like a male fortune teller's head in a crystal ball. But it's controlled by artificial intelligence software and 30 robotic micro-motors... so it can carry on full, lifelike conversations and build relationships with people. Just $75,000.
305-CARAT DIAMOND NECKLACE. This is one of the largest diamonds ever. It's not polished, cut or altered... so it sparkles gold, green and amber. The price starts at $1 MILLION, depending on how much gold you want for the rest of the necklace.
JEWEL-ENCRUSTED CELL PHONE. It's a Vertu Signature phone that works in more than 150 countries... and is covered in 7.2 carats of diamonds. It's set in rose gold, and only 100 exist in the entire world. You can get it for $73,000.