First "Survivor" winner Richard Hatch was sentenced to four years in jail for tax evasion. While incarcerated, Hatch will be able to frolic naked to his own content, or at his own peril.
Nicole "Aussie Stilts" Kidman recently shared with a women's magazine that she still loves her ex, Tom "Teeth" Cruise, who co-parents their two adoptive children, Connor and Isabella. And yes, I hate that I knew the names of their children without even having to look it up. Just means the Hollywood publicists are doing a good job. Anyway, Nic's engaged to country star Keith Urban. Here's hoping he isn't a Scientologist. Or at least can refrain from jumping on couches or performing strange dances on 106th and Park. (Ving is standing right there and doesn't even stop him...damn...)
The 70th most popular baby name last year for baby girls--ahead of Vanessa, Amanda and Sara--was Neaveh. That's "heaven" spelled backwards, leading the NY Times to headline-quip that maybe if it was a boy, the baby would have been named "Lleh." 4,750 baby girls were born in the US last year with the name Neaveh. Most popular baby names are listed here, with the option to search for your own name to find out how popular you are. I mean, how popular your name is. For instance, "Esther" was at a ten-year low in 2000, but has since been rising slowly to its ten-year high this past year.
The Spirituality of Lost
Many a blogger wrote about last week's Eko/Locke faith episode (notably Beliefnet's Idol Chatter, which writes a lot about spiritual themes on TV), one of them even providing a link to this quiz. If you can answer all the questions, you likely sit home watching the DVDs all day and should probably check in with your office to make sure you still have a job, or at least check to make sure your spouse hasn't left you. (Thanks to reader David B., for submitting these.)
Lonely Jillionaire On the Wagon? Online Dating May Be For You
Poor "Charlie." His name has been in and out of the media for troubles with alcohol addiction, his marriage and involvement with high-end madams, and has somehow managed to come out with a relative smash of a TV show opposite Jon Cryer, who has apparently had more failed sitcoms to his credit than most actors have stage credits. But now that he's all sober and not hitting the party scene like he used to, he's lonely. So he goes to an online dating service to help him find love. Don't look for him on JDate, though. He's strictly a MillionaireMatch.com guy. And " to insure anonymity, he identifies himself as a Hollywood talent agent." He should just go under his real name, Ramon Estevez. Or is that his dad's name? I forget. But if I were Charlie, I'd jettison the whole online dating thing and use some sort of broker. Maybe go through a matchmaker--it's just like using the Mayflower Madam, but legal.
And that's your pop culture roundup.