Saturday, June 7, 2008




Oil prices shot up nearly $7 a barrel Friday, extending big gains from the previous day and racing toward an all-time high after a Morgan Stanley analyst predicted prices could hit $150 by the Fourth of July.


***Keira Knightley is in talks to play Eliza Doolittle in a feature update of classic "My Fair Lady."

The project is set at Columbia and produced by Duncan Kenworthy and London theater maven Cameron Mackintosh.

***Jorge Camara has been re-elected president of the Hollywood Foreign Press Assn. for the 2008-09 term.

As a member of the HFPA for the past 43 years, Camara has covered entertainment (print and television) for Mexico and Latin America.

This will be his sixth term as the org's prexy.

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***His 1964 track 'The Times They are a-Changin' became the anthem for his generation, symbolizing the era-defining social struggle against the establishment.

Now Bob Dylan - who could justifiably claim to be the architect of Barack Obama's 'change' catchphrase - has backed the Illinois senator to do for modern America what the generation before did in the 1960s.

In an exclusive interview with The Times, published today, Dylan gives a ringing endorsement to Mr. Obama, the first ever black presidential candidate, claiming he is "redefining the nature of politics from the ground up".

***Ed McMahon's years of boozing are partly to blame for his going broke.

Johnny Carson's famed sidekick - who once had real-estate holdings of more than $200 million - is in danger of losing his Beverly Hills home in a foreclosure.

"You drink and you don't pay attention to your business affairs," his manager, Johnny Podell, said.

"He wasn't paying attention and probably got some bad advice.

" McMahon, 85, who also suffered through two expensive divorces, hasn't touched a drop in more than 10 years, and needs a break, said Podell.

"I'm hoping America will rally around him and somebody will have a great idea to make him a spokesman."

***What's it like being married to Gwen Stefani?

Rocker Gavin Rossdale says of his wife's notorious fashion sense:

"It's like marrying three different people a week, because you never know who's going to come out of the bathroom.

" But Rossdale doesn't get too wrapped up in the outrageous looks Stefani's fans adore her for - "Her five- minute look is my favorite.

She looks perfect unmade-up."

***Jane Fonda is just not into guys these days.

"I want someone who is not only a great lover, but who is also an old soul...

That is mighty hard to find," the thrice-divorced Oscar winner told writer Gregory Speck at Planned Parenthood's Prince George Ballroom bash the other night.

"These younger guys are so shallow they don't know what I am talking about most of the time."

And older men?

"[They] seem to think they are riding the crest when they decide to cash in and take it easy once they have hooked up with me, which becomes a burden and a bore."


Sandy Climan from Entertainment Media Ventures is reading Rashid's Legacy: The Genesis of the Maktoum Family and the History of Dubai, by Graeme Wilson.


***Donald Duck comics were banned from Finland because he doesn't wear pants.

***The cigarette lighter was invented before the match.

***40 percent of McDonald's profits come from the sales of Happy Meals.

***Butterflies taste with their feet.


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