So I'm sitting here writing this week's Cinematical SmartGossip column, wondering which celebrity news items are worth mentioning, and how to fit them all in one column in a fun way. I figure I should test the gossip somehow, so I shout out some of the news to my husband, who's in the next room on his own computer.

"Honey, did you hear that Scary Spice is pregnant and that Eddie Murphy may be the father?" "Did you know that Lindsay Lohan wants a husband and an Oscar before she's 30?" "Hey, Jessica Simpson's going to Shreveport to film --"

"Stop it! Aaagh! What are these gossip columns doing to you?"

"I'm just trying to share interesting celebrity news with you, sweetie. Don't you want to know what's going on in the entertainment world?"


After some discussion, in which he asked me to please never tell him anything about Paris Hilton again, he pointed out that it was in fact possible to discuss less frivolous celebrity news. He even contributed a link himself, via Metafilter: You can watch Michael J. Fox'scampaign ad for Claire McCaskill, who is running for a U.S. Senate seat in Missouri. Fox (pictured above) points out that McCaskill's opponent is against stem-cell research, which the actor, who has Parkinson's disease, wants to promote.

If you're still interested in who's hiding out in other countries, however, or want to see scary celebrity photos, I've included that news after the jump.
categories Movies, Cinematical