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August 05, 2008

Economy Teeters on Edge of Recession; Celebrities, Millionaires Hardest Hit

No, really.

TV's biggest names are doing what they can to combat the worst economic slump in 80 years.


"We're not using water bottles at home any more," says Kate Walsh of ABC's "Private Practice." "We're drinking out of the tap."


"We are not taking a vacation this year," says Valerie Bertinelli, star of the upcoming Lifetime original movie "True Confessions of A Hollywood Starlet."


Actors have taken it especially hard in the wallet this year. The recent four-month Hollywood writers' strike cost the entertainment industry more than $500 million, according to a recent report.

"I think we really need to rethink how we spend our money," says Carnie Wilson, who appears in the upcoming reality series "Outsiders Inn."

"I don't know how to make gas prices drop," she says. "But I can try to control how many things I buy at Target for f-k sake! I go crazy there."

As Hard News Man Dan Rather suggested: Courage.

In related news, John Edwards and Reille Hunter are being forced to economize on hotel amenities used during late-night trysts. "Just bring your own pornography and bi-curious erotica to the room," the former presidential contender suggests. "It's not like that $20.00 'Adult Movie Package' is so great or anything. Frankly, in a lot of hotels, they cut out the good parts, and by 'the good parts,' I mean busty she-males with rock-hard pneumatic he-throbbers."

Even Al Gore is Economizing: Note his James Bond Archvillain Level houseboat does not have the standard-issue James Bond Archvillain helipad.

Thanks to DrewM for that.

Even More Economizing! George Clooney's fundraiser for fellow Hollywood celebrity Barack Obama will be held in downscale Geneva, Switzerland, rather than in ritzy Cleveland, where the event was originally booked.

Oh, I can't wait to hear Hollywood's elites whining about global warming from Geneva in an event that could easily have taken place in Burbank.

Via Hot Air.

And Yet Some Persevere: Marget Cho to star in series about supermodel who dies and is reincarnated in body of frumpy lawyer.

Here's the sad news: Although Cho would have been just plum terrific at playing frumpy, she actually gets to play the lawyer's... assistant.

Perhaps we should stop talking so much about Hollywood's Blacklist and instead talk about its Whitelist -- archliberal/leftist industry favorites, such as Cho and George Clooney, who just keep getting work no matter how many times they fail to draw an audience.

Thanks to DPUD.

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