Hugh Jackman

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Dear Ted:
My sister and I were just discussing the trailer for the movie Australia, which led us to a discussion of Hugh Jackman, which led me to wonder: Has Hugh ever been the subject of one of your Blind Vices?

Dear Daring Down Under:
Has he ever.

Dear Ted:
Can Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt do anything low-key? I'm getting tired of the media overload. This is right up there with Jennifer Lopez of the past.

Dear Overloaded:
Hey, both babes had twins—maybe their DNA crossed at some H'wood event? Tho A.J. opts for black, while old J.Lo barely wore anything at all. She'd be no fun if she was low-key, like she is now.

Dear Ted:
Must speak out against readers who call you a "whiner" for continuing to champion equal rights. Just because Prop 8 passed, doesn't make it right—much less infallible—any more than the arrogant delusion that "God" is on the side of a specific church or political party. Basically, Prop 8 discriminates against the gene pool. Somebody over here named Adolf did that, too, and millions thought he (like Prop8) was right.
—Susan, Germany

Dear Heavy:
Not sure I was prepared to go quite that far, but I'm awfully glad you did.

Dear Ted:
OK, I admit it, I haven't read your goodies in a long time because I can't follow the new blog...doesn't flow easily. But I missed ya, so I'm going to try my damnedest to read it. Because I haven't been around for a while, so I don't know if you've mentioned Hayden C. and Rachel B. OK, what the hell is up with these two? Everyone who follows any H&R news suspects the hookup is a sham. So, what's the point of this showmance?

Dear Lying Lovers?
These two kiddos aren't nearly camera-hog desperate enough to be double-checked for signs of fakery. If they're together just for show, they need to get out more, 'cause we're not paying much attention.

Dear Ted:
Thanks for telling it like it is about Latter Day Saints' involvement in Prop 8. LDS press releases and excuses attempt to avoid responsibility by dancing around facts and hoping that the rest of the world is completely stupid. There's plenty of evidence that the church oh-so-carefully designed its involvement to minimize responsibility while still affecting their desired outcome. Thank you for keeping the pressure on.

Dear Mormon-Savvy:
You're welcome. They have no idea what they have begun.

Dear Ted:
I love your blolumn—warts and all (I had to get used to the new format, but now it's kinda grown on me). Especially Truth, Lies & Ted—fantastic house, and the cameos by Margo and the cats I find hilarious. That Prop 8 went through in California was really saddening, but it will be just a bump on the road. So don't let them spoil your marital bliss, and keep up the good fight!
—Barbara, Berlin

Dear Bumpy Road:
No one's spoiling anything of mine, just upsetting other people's chances at the same thing. And thanks!

Dear Ted:
Is Justin Timberlake the Oded Good-Head in One Unmanageable Blind Vice?

Dear Jonesing on Just:
Not quite, hon. Our guy's been in fewer flicks than J.T. But not by much. Other than that, they both do have a great deal in common.

Dear Ted:
Is Tina Fey going to show up on SNL dressed only in a towel? That should keep their ratings up, not to mention other things!

Dear Fine Fey:
Expect less Tina on SNL, unfortunately, now that Palin's no longer worth parodying—as much. Plus, Fey's got her own damn show to worry about, and it's good, why not try watching that for a change?

Dear Ted:
Now that the election is over, can we please talk about more important who's wearing what and doing whom? Love your sassy column!

Dear Back to Basics:
It's all important, babe, and we never stopped dishing on sex and scandal, only added election talk to the pile.

Dear Ted:
One Sneaky Dame Blind Vice is so Jessica Simpson. Wasn't she with Bam and then the guy from Maroon 5 before the divorce was final?

Dear Jumpin' on Jess:
Does Romo know all this? And no, the elder Simpson isn't Shafterella Shoshstein. Think less buxom.

Dear Ted:
I am completely disgusted by California allowing Prop 8 to win. What shocks and saddens me more than anything, though, is that the very minorities who helped put Barack in office—people who should clearly understand the pain caused by mindless hate and discrimination—are the ones who helped Prop 8 win.

Dear Thank You:
I couldn't have said it better.

Dear Ted:
I am wondering about Sam Ronson and other people (mostly men) in the DJ world. Do they actually make money doing that? It seems kind of stupid, in fact it reminds me of the '70s. OK, I am showing my age. Disco? Drugs? Clubbing? How long does a person expect to have a career in the club world?

Dear Scratch Master Sam:
Don't doubt the DJ—they make a ton of money spinning other people's songs, especially considering how few hours they work a night. I mean, Ronson can afford to take out a gal like Lindsay, whose barely making her own money these mostly unemployed days.

Dear Ted:
Please ask your readers to sign this petition to strip the LDS church of its tax credit for political activism. In all likelihood, Prop 8 would not have passed had the LDS church not intervened. All IRC section 501(c)(3) organizations, including churches must abide by certain rules: **Their net earnings may not inure to any private shareholder or individual; they must not provide a substantial benefit to private interests; they must not devote a substantial part of their activities to attempting to influence legislation; they must not participate in, or intervene in, any political campaign on behalf of (or in opposition to) any candidate for public office; and the organization's purposes and activities may not be illegal or violate fundamental public policy. If [the Mormon Church] wants to be political, then it can pay taxes just like you and me.

Dear OK:

Dear Ted:
When do you think the inevitable breakup between hottie Orlando Bloom and that underwear ho will be? I am hoping for a Merry Christmas.

Dear No Time Like the Present:
We don't think Orlando'll fit in your stocking—try his more stocking-size Lord of the Rings costar Elijah Wood.

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