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N.J. Governor Chris Christie gets skewered on David Letterman's Top 10 List: Watch

The presidential election is still over a year away, but for comedians and late-night talk-show hosts, the chance to skewer the candidates can never come soon enough. Especially if one of the potential candidates has one very memorable physical attribute. (Case in point: Michele Bachmann’s crazy eyes.)

Last night, David Letterman took the opportunity to take a shot at New Jersey’s governor, Chris Christie, who has been courted to throw his hat in the presidential ring. (C’mon, let’s get it out of the way, that hat might look like this.) Alas, it wasn’t Christie’s political agenda, nor his negative feelings about Jersey Shore (though if he ran on the No-Tax-Breaks-For-the-Snookis platform alone, he might be the immediate frontrunner) that made him the subject of Letterman’s Top 10 list. It was his hefty figure.

Watch as Letterman explains “Ways The Country Would Be Different If Chris Christie Were President,” which includes the in no-way-awful-sounding “secretary of cake,” a Presidential retreat at Hershey Park, and much to the delight of Michael Scott, the new National Anthem would be the Chili’s classic commercial jingle “I Want My Baby (Back Ribs).” READ FULL STORY

Kim Kardashian -- recently named 2011's Most Annoying Celebrity -- is definitely a doll, right?

I was just watching a clip of tonight’s episode of The CW’s H8r — in which Kim Kardashian confronts a rather salty woman who openly hates her (pictured) — and kept imagining what would happen if someone suddenly reached over and attempted to flick Kim’s doll eyes shut. I’ve been fantasizing about this for months. Would she continue to smile placidly and caress her synthetic doll hair? Would the doll lashes snap off? Would she cross over to an even darker element and become the Kim Kardashian Old Navy Robot? Would she die? Because dolls are supposed to die when you do that. READ FULL STORY

Has 'Millionaire Matchmaker' Patti Stanger reached her tipping point with her comments about gay men?

Anyone who’s ever seen an episode of The Millionaire Matchmaker knows self-proclaimed love guru Patti Stanger is an acquired taste akin to wasabi peas. She comes on strong and leaves your insides feelings raw. But Stanger’s frank, loud-mouthed, know-it-all persona has become her signature, the reason people watch her show in the first place. Who doesn’t want to see a paunchy, balding, middle-aged entrepreneur get put in his place for insisting that he will settle for nothing less than a Perfect 10? This past Sunday, however, Stanger crossed a line. Dishing out dating advice on Bravos’ Watch What Happens Live, she effectively characterized all gays as “queeny,” oral-sex-obsessed Grindr disciples incapable of monogamy, and even laughed in beloved host Andy Cohen’s face when he dared disagree with her perspective. Despite apologizing late yesterday, Stanger is still facing serious backlash. Is it possible she has gone from someone we love to hate to someone we just hate? READ FULL STORY

'Whitney' series premiere: The jokes feel not-so-fresh, but is there hope for this show?

My favorite part of tonight’s Whitney debut from title star Whitney Cummings came really early on when she says in voice over, “Whitney is taped in front of a live studio audience. You heard me.” It made me think of Reginald Veljohnson making a similar announcement over the sax-heavy end credits of Family Matters, only with a twist. That little wink gave me hope that this might be the type of savvy, self-aware sitcom that’s able to lightly mock the laugh-tracked, multi-camera format that NBC seems to have mostly abandoned.

But that wasn’t the only throwback. I’m sure this show wants to entertain while cleverly shining a light on the modern relationship and the evolving differences between men and women. The most important thing for Whitney is to feel current, relevant. Unfortunately, the humor here felt tired, very Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus. The whole time, I kept expecting a joke about a toilet seat, and whether it had been left up. READ FULL STORY

Jonah Hill calls out Matthew Morrison: 'I'd like to see him sing his way out of this one!'

Well, it’s official: Nobody likes Mr. Schuester.

Especially not Jonah Hill, who all but declared war on Matthew Morrison, the actor who plays Glee‘s oft-maligned teacher/occasional rapper, during his visit to Late Night with Jimmy Fallon on Wednesday. The newly-svelte Moneyball star recalled a recent incident in which he attended a “douchey Hollywood party” where he tried to eavesdrop on a conversation between “Gossip Girl guy” Chace Crawford and Morrison, who had previously ridiculed him at a Fox television event (here’s that part of the story), only to hear that the Glee actor made a joke in which “Jonah Hill” was the uproarious punchline. It is on, PopWatchers.

Not only did Hill call Morrison out on national television with some flowery Sitter-like language (“Yo, Matthew Morrison, you better bring your s— next time I see you”), but he also earned some major street cred from the Roots (Questlove gave him a standing-O!). Check out the full clip below in which Hill draws the battle lines of this latest celebrity feud (“I’d like to see him sing his way out of this one!”). READ FULL STORY

Ben & Jerry's Schweddy Balls leaves a bad taste in an American Family Association group's mouth

The American Family Association affiliate One Million Moms is vehemently against Fair Trade vanilla ice cream mixed with a hint of rum, fudge covered rum balls, and milk chocolate malt balls. That can be the only reasonable explanation for their crusade against Ben & Jerry’s latest flavor, the Saturday Night Live-inspired ice cream Schweddy Balls.

Actually, One Million Moms is calling for a boycott of the flavor for because of its “vulgar” title. In the opening paragraph, the group complains, “Schweddy Balls is the best they could come up with.” Valid point, “No one can resist my Schweddy Balls” would have been way funnier. READ FULL STORY

Madonna makes a silent film with hydrangeas. It doesn't end well for one of them. -- VIDEO

If you can’t wait much longer for the release of The Artist and/or you love the bizarre, ongoing Madonna vs. hydrangeas drama, then, boy is this video is for you!

While Madonna’s rep all but shot down any floral enthusiast’s hopes that Madge would apologize for her hydrangea hate last week (“She’s entitled to like any flower she wants and she didn’t want to hurt the feeling of the hydrangeas of the world”), the singer/actress/writer/director/producer took matters into her own hands and made a video, a silent short film to be precise, about the whole thing.

In the clip, Madonna caresses an arrangements of her once former foe and apologizes, “You have no idea how many nights I have lost thinking how I hurt you. Words cannot express how sorry I am. To think I may have caused you pain.” READ FULL STORY

Serena Williams' U.S. Open outburst goes viral: 'Are you the one that screwed me over last time here?'

Not even Gob got in this much trouble for an outburst of “Come on!

During her U.S. Open match against Samantha Stosur on Sunday, Sept. 11, Serena Williams shouted just that against her opponent while the ball was still in play, prompting chair umpire Eva Asderaki to give Stosur the point for the distraction. Of course, as 2009 U.S. Open Serena Williams could attest, 2011 Serena Williams simply wasn’t going to go out without a fight (or, at least, without making a scene anyway). After asking Asderaki, “Are you the one that screwed me over here last time?”, Williams had no love, 15 or otherwise, for the ump. “If you ever see me walking down the hall, look the other way because you’re out of control. You’re out of control. You’re a hater and unattractive inside… Code violation for this? I expressed myself. We’re in America last time I checked. Don’t look at me. Don’t look my way,” the tennis star told Asderaki. Watch the full, uncomfortable clip below: READ FULL STORY

Ali Lohan, 17, has decided to age gracefully

So many “real” housewives and older (26 and up) starlets are defying the very laws of nature in this brave new world we’re living in. A little lift here, a slight tuck there, and before you know it, you’re popping somas and looking like a creature from the murky inner depths of the Bravo network. It’s usually unattractive, and it’s an undeniably negative trend that is wreaking emotional havoc on the impressionable young women of my generation.

This is why I was delighted to learn that 17-year-old Ali Lohan has defied the defiers by opting to age gracefully. Of all things! A rep for this brave young woman, who was recently signed to a modeling agency, denied allegations that she went under the knife after a new photo sparked concern and media frenzy.  READ FULL STORY

Jon Gosselin comes to grips with Reality, resembles rational human being

Jon Gosselin: Unlikely voice of reason?

It’s hard to believe the idea that Gosselin, the former reality-star-in-the-throes-of-a-midlife crisis and unofficial Ed Hardy spokesman, could be someone we’d actually have to listen to again, let alone agree with, but here we are, PopWatchers. Gosselin recently sat down (in what appears to be the waiting room of a dentist or dermatology office) with RumorFix.com to share his thoughts on his ex-wife’s determination to keep herself — and their kids — in the spotlight for financial reasons, as their recently-canceled show Kate Plus 8 draws to an end.

Now, brace yourselves, it all sounds entirely logical and seems kind of sincere. Michael Lohan, your former douchey protege hath betrayed you! Seriously this guy just said these things:

“Things will work out the way they should work out. Obviously there are families out there that have several kids. People work normal jobs. And things work out.”

“To rely on reality television… that’s a misnomer. Reality television is not a career. Get back to normal life, simple life, provide for your family.”

“I have my kids, I have my custody, I pay child support … I don’t have a farm on 24 acres… and the kids seem to have a good time at my house.” (Maybe he let them eat their pizza without guilt and berating? So there, Steve the Security Guard!) READ FULL STORY

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