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Celebrity Photos of the Week: Gangway for the New McCarthyism!

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Melissa McCarthy wore some kind of rubbery and completely unflattering outfit to the Los Angeles premiere of her new film Tammy. Good on you, girlfriend!

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McCarthy’s co-star Susan Sarandon wore a form-fitting frock to the Tammy premiere, which had everyone buzzing about how terrific she looked for a 67-year-old actress. Somewhere Tim Robbins is gnashing his teeth

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Also at the Tammy premiere was Will Ferrell. Anyone else see irony in the fact that Ferrell now looks just like his former Saturday Night Live portrayal of George W. Bush? Just me? Fine

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Two days later, Ms. McCarthy redoubled her celebrity stature by putting her footprints in cement outside the TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood.

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As always happens at these ceremonies, nobody thought to bring along the moist towelettes

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Around the same time in London, wrestler-turned-actor Dwayne Johnson, a.k.a. The Rock, hyped his new movie Hercules by challenging one of the lion statues in Trafalgar Square to a battle of wits. The lion won

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Johnson’s Hercules co-star, Russian-model-turned-actress Irina Shayk, did likewise and threw in a come-hither look for good measure

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But when it came time for Hercules support players Ian McShane and John Hurt to pose in front of the big lion, the two old coots duked it out over who would go first. Ah, English actors

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Also in London this week: A promotional event for the new film Begin Again found the woefully wooden actress Keira Knightley almost managing a smile. Almost

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And when the brisk British wind threatened to whisk Ms. Knightley skyward, her Begin Again co-star Mark Ruffalo was there to anchor her to terra firma. Way to go, Hulk!

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Meanwhile, back in New York, actors Karl Kenzler and Alet Taylor squabbled while getting into character as Bill and Hillary Clinton for the upcoming production of Clinton: The Musical. Where’s that fabled Clinton brinkmanship?

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Obviously, Clinton: The Musical already has an actress (Natalie Gallo) cast to play former White House siren Monica Lewinsky. Beware of interns bearing pizza, Bubba!

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And now to this week’s most dubious celebrity event: The Mr. Clean Summer Fashion Party, which somehow coerced the stick-like actress Jordana Brewster to extol the remarkable cleaning virtues of the Magic Eraser. We only wish we were making this up

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The Mr. Clean event was hosted by celebrity stylist Brad Goreski, who demonstrated how the Magic Eraser was just terrific for cleaning his nifty white bucks

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Also down for the Mr. Clean cause was New York Jets runningback Chris Johnson, who showed how the Magic Eraser easily removed scuffs from his football helmet. Because people are always looking for the best way to clean a football helmet

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‘Tee-hee!’ tittered Mr. Goreski. ‘Can you believe we’re getting paid to hawk a cleaning product? And nobody will ever see these pictures because it’s not a real celebrity event!’

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Highlight of the night: The real Mr. Clean showed up! With the fourth Mrs. Clean. This guy goes through wives like Magic Erasers

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And now to the City of Lights (Paris to you non-sophisticates), where stupid tourists were easily fooled this week by the new statue of Angelina Jolie situated outside the Grevin Wax Museum.

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You see? It’s not even a great likeness of Ms. Jolie. How could anyone be foolish enough to believe that a waxy unmoving figure could ever be a real actress making real movies?

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Hmm, sometimes these mistakes simply happen

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