Hit List

Scott Brown's Hit List

The 10 hottest topics for the week of January 18, 2008

1 Superliberal Michael Stipe says he finds Mike Huckabee ''charming''
Dude, if it's a new bassist you need, there's always Craigslist.

2 Bobby Brown, Whitney Houston both reportedly skip custody hearing
Between not touring and not releasing new music, who can spare the time?

3 Naomi Campbell calls Venezuelan president Hugo Chávez ''fearless''
''I picked up my Razr and went into a windup,'' she relates. ''He didn't even flinch.''

4 Reese Witherspoon named most likable actress, edging out Jennifer Aniston
Aniston brushed off the loss, saying ''On to Michigan and South Carolina!'' and confusing everyone.

5 David Letterman shaves on air
Per union rules, he did not shave himself, or even allow his wife to shave him. It was a WGA barber or nothing.

6 Jay Leno and Jimmy Kimmel guest on each other's shows
Yes...yes! It's happening! Shave each other! Do it! I love this strike!

7 Goldie Hawn blames paparazzi for driving her and Kurt Russell out of Aspen over the holidays
Though she admits 3000 Miles to Graceland might have had a little to do with it.

8 Rose McGowan to join Robert Osbourne as host of Turner Classic Movies' The Essentials
She got the job after professing her love of golden oldies like Jurassic Park.

9 Amy Winehouse cleared of bribery charges
That oughta allay those ''role model'' worries.

10 Pam Anderson's on-again, off-again divorce: On again!
And that's why they call her the Comeback Kid.

Originally posted Jan 11, 2008 Published in issue #974 Jan 18, 2008 Order article reprints