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Oprah is Planning a Massive Birthday Party

Oprah turns 60 in January, but the queen of media is already busy planning the festivities. The New York Post reports that Oprah is having her 42-acre estate in Montecito completely revamped for the party. There will be performances by Tina Turner and Beyoncé, and the guest list — so far, at least — features John Travolta, Julia Roberts and Tom Cruise (if he promises to stay off the furniture).

Because Oprah is Oprah, she’s selling a bunch of items inside her house to make room for new, more party worthy stuff. Think less crystal, more red Solo cups. Kaminski Auctions will be auctioning off Oprah’s boring crap at the Santa Barbara Polo Club.

Richard Mineards, a columnist for the Montecito Journal, said of the auction, “It will be like the Jackie O Sotheby’s auction in New York in 1996. A major feeding frenzy!”

People are f*cking weird.

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Richard Mineards Laid Off From Santa Barbara News-Press

richardmineards.jpg Craig Smith is reporting on his blog that Richard Mineards is out at News-Press.

He writes:

I’ve learned that Santa Barbara News-Press gossip columnist Richard Mineards (a.k.a. “London Britches”) was laid off from the paper yesterday.

The Brit, who sometimes focused too much on the latest poop about the Royal family (that would be The House of Windsor, and not his employer and her boyfriend) instead of local items, had been with the News-Press since 2006.

His December 16th column was his last one.

With syndicated radio talk show host Dr. Laura having written her last twice-a-week column for the paper in mid-December, the News-Press no longer can claim to have a high profile columnist covering a topic other than sports.

They can have Jonah Goldberg. Just a thought.