Quick Hits: Is Moses A Clue To Gwyneth Paltrow’s Psyche?

April 18th, 2006 // 5 Comments


  • Psychologists and others who have worked with high-profile performers say that the naming of children can function as a window into a psyche. Perhaps subconsciously, they say, stars seize the opportunity of parenthood to express their obsessions, ambitions and inner quirks in a way that is, for a change, unscripted and not stage-managed by publicists. If this is true, I don’t think any publicist would have come up with Apple and Moses as baby names for a client. [NYT]
  • The Katie Holmes/Tom Cruise freakshow is eerily similar to the Asian horror film Three… Extremes. [Pop Culture Junkies]
  • While I sympathize with Ashanti for the tragic loss of her cousin, I fail to see how this is remotely a newsworthy item. [Yahoo! Music]
  • Melissa Etheridge and her wife, actress Tammy Lynn Michaels, have announced on the singer’s website that Michaels is pregnant. Congrats to them both. [Melissa Etheridge]
  • Karrine “Superhead” Steffans – the hip-hop hoochie who blabbed about hooking up with practically every rapper on the planet in her tawdry best-seller, “Confessions of a Video Vixen” – has made the jump into porn. We are happy that she has finally found her true calling. [Page Six]
  • Word on the street is that Elton John‘s ‘Lestat’ sucks. [FOX411]
  • Former Beverly Hills, 90210 heartthrob Luke Perry has requested a restraining order against a woman who he says has been harassing him. Shadows of a former 90210 story line, don’t ya think? [TMZ]
  • George Michael‘s in crisis. Record label bosses are urging George Michael to seek urgent professional help to overcome his cannabis addiction. [Daily Mail]
  • Actor Eddie Murphy‘s marriage is officially over, so he’s able to freely bat for whatever team he wishes to. [People]
By Miu von Furstenberg

  1. tl

    The death of Ashanti’s cousin is as relevant to music as Melissa Etheridge’s “wife” becoming pregnant. Of course, the cousin’s death did prevent her from putting on a show. That IS music news. Getting knocked up didn’t stop Melissa from doing anything. NOT music news. Funny how you put those right next to each other.

  2. Brian

    It’s news (music news, at that.. notice how it’s not plastered on the front page of yahoo news) because Ashanti had to cancel part of her tour (who knows how many shows [one, or more]). And the details behind it are rather sad, so you know, if it bleeds, it leads.

    It’s better than hearing about Tom Cruise (but of course, true to form, you still lead with it).

  3. buttercup

    Agreed Brian and tl. Because we all know that Hohan’s breasts and everything that Paris Hilton does is news.

  4. missy

    are we supposed to take a critique of anything related to the arts seriously from fox news? or anything at all, for that matter?

  5. very interesting on the idea of the names being a representation of their psyche…what are we too make of suri and moses.

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