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Kate Moss still wanted by U.K. police. "Lost" cast lauded. Plus: Jude Law's Christmas plans.


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Salon Staff
December 23, 2005 7:03PM (UTC)

Morning Briefing:

Kate Moss' woes not over yet: Police in the U.K. have ordered the Daily Mirror to hand over the 45-minute Kate Moss coke-sniffing tape so they and the Crown Prosecution Service can determine whether they want to prosecute her. Moss, who has been in the States getting her career back on track post-rehab, has been avoiding a return to London, where police have been planning to question her for a while, even though it's unlikely they'll be able to prosecute her without the video evidence. But if the CPS decides to prosecute now, Moss could be extradited, or police could travel here to arrest her. Police are also hoping to figure out who set up Moss; the video seems to have come from a spy camera hidden in a jacket. (This Is London)

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Honors for entertainers: Entertainment Weekly has named the cast of "Lost" its Entertainer of the Year, calling the show "the biggest cult breakout since 'The X-Files.'" Second place went to Steve Carell, for his convincing portrayals of "implausible boobs" (in "The 40-Year-Old Virgin" and the American version of "The Office"), followed by Naomi Watts, Kanye West and George Clooney. Also rounding out the top 15: the Harry Potter franchise in ninth place, the suddenly everywhere Terrence Howard in 10th, and in 13th the cast of "Entourage," because their portrayal of friendship is "more surprising and touching than any sex-based hooey." (Entertainment Weekly via Reuters)

Also:
Mariah Carey's latest single is her 17th No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, tying her with Elvis for second place on the all-time No. 1 hit list, right behind the Beatles, who had 20 No. 1 hits. (Reuters) Jude Law is spending the holidays with Sienna Miller's ailing mother. (Lowdown) Joaquin Phoenix is planning to attend a screening of "Walk the Line" at California's Folsom Prison, where Johnny Cash himself famously performed. (E! Online) A study in the British Medical Journal concludes that the number of children who were rushed to the emergency room this summer with traumatic injuries was far lower than usual because the kids were all indoors, reading Harry Potter. (Forbes.com) Singer Don Ho, 75, underwent an experimental stem-cell procedure in Thailand to treat his weakened heart. He says that without it "I would've been a goner." (N.Y. Daily News) Courtney Love's money problems continue: Her Olympia, Wash., home will go up for public auction unless she pays the debt against it before Jan. 6. (Associated Press)

Money Quote:
Eric Idle, entertaining a "Spamalot" audience while two of the actors were making their way from Queens during the New York transit strike: "I'm Eric Idle, not Billy Idol, and if you're expecting Billy Idol, then [bleep] off." (Gatecrasher)

Turn on:
Haven't gotten your "A Christmas Carol" fix yet? The 1938 version, starring Reginald Owen and Gene Lockhart, airs tonight (TCM, 10 p.m. EST). Then, get a more wicked take on Christmas from the kids of "South Park," with the 1998 episode "Merry Christmas, Charlie Manson!" (Comedy Central, 12 a.m. Saturday EST)

-- Priya Jain


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