Clark Dark's Celebrity Round-Up Continues
- People magazine has again named the "sexiest man alive". For the past twenty years the magazine has been selecting popular men for the title. This year it's 36-year-old Matthew McConaughey who has been awarded the honor. The magazine's editors and publisher credited McConaughey's "heaping helping of Texas's finest Southern charm" as the reason for the choice. McConaughey says the part of the title that he's proud of isn't "sexiest": "I like the `alive' part." I say, I like your style, Playa.
- Broadcast pioneer Ralph Edwards, who spotlighted stars and ordinary people as host of the popular 1950s show "This Is Your Life," died Wednesday of heart failure. He was 92. Edwards, whose career as producer and host included shows such as "Truth or Consequences" and "People's Court," died in his sleep in his West Hollywood home. Edwards passing comes just as ABC television announced plans to air a new version of "This is Your Life," with Regis Philbin ("Live with Regis and Kelly") as host.
- Speaking of Reeg...Philbin was spurned by Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve a year after stepping in for the holiday show's host who had suffered a mild stroke weeks before the event. Philbin will ring in 2006 on Fox.
- Friends of Nicole Richie say she's receiving crank phone calls from Paris Hilton. If this is true I say as would Joan Rivers, "GROW-UP! Paris Hilton please, grow up!"