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The Bald and the Beautiful

Forget about last week’s ranking by Forbes of the world’s 100 Most Powerful Women. In a town overrun with male braggadocio, the Bald 100 honor roll shared this week by GQ is going to undoubtedly be a far greater topic of conversation.

Perhaps Vin Diesel can bank on the idea that he is the top west coast industry rep on the list at #5 to spark a fresh round of meetings. Better yet, the lanky actor should have his people call Ron Howard‘s people to share a laugh over the fact that the director sits at #6. Meanwhile, it’s too bad Larry David isn’t currently in production on Curb Your Enthusiasm; he clocks in at #10, a few slides behind Samuel L. Jackson (#7), as the fourth and final member of L.A.’s gleaming chrome dome quartet.

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Clooney Wanted To Direct ‘Frost/Nixon’ But Had To Take A Back Seat To Opie

frostnix2.jpgclooney2.jpgGeorge Clooney reveals to the Brits that he was dying to direct “Frost/Nixon” but had abandon the idea because Ron Howard reared his head, Britain’s Daily Express reports.

Clooney apparently wanted to “kick ass” with this project, an approach that didn’t sit so well with Brit writer Peter Morgan, who penned the original play.

Old Television Shows Are Clearly in the Tank for Obama

See more Ron Howard videos at Funny or Die

This is Ron Howard, Andy Griffith and Henry Winkler…uhm…making us appreciate all the no name no budget videos that are amazing and don’t leave us…so conflicted about whether it’s funny or should die.

Partying With The King

King and his wife flank the Trumps

The short hallway between the “Pool Room” and bar acted as a sort of cosmic, generational media portal last night at the Four Seasons, where a pair of cocktail parties — one celebrating Larry King‘s 50 years in broadcasting (a.k.a the “old people room”), the other celebrating the New York Observer‘s redesigned paper and Web site (a.k.a the “kids room”) — were in full, boozy, media-centric swing.

In the “Old People Room”: King and his television and famous New York pals, like Joan Rivers, Donald and Melania Trump, the View‘s Barbara Walters (at one point Trump and Walters were just feet from each other, but didn’t appear to acknowledge each other) and Joy Behar, Campbell Brown, Mario Cuomo, Lou Dobbs, Phil Donahue and Marlo Thomas, Tina Brown, Jeff Greenfield, Ron Howard, Time Inc. managing editor Jim Kelly, Keith Kelly, Ray Kelly, Oprah B.F.F. Gayle King, Calvin Klein, Time Warner chief Dick Parsons, Sandra Bernhard, Jerry Stiller, Arliss actor Robert Wuhl, Mort Zuckerman, American Morning‘s newly-installed Kiran Chetry, Glenn Beck, Montel Williams, James Carville, Tom Wolfe, Andy Rooney and artist Peter Max, whose colorful rendering of King served as the room’s centerpiece.

In the “Kids Room”: 23-year-old Observer owner Jared Kushner held court with twentysomething bloggers and their youthful bosses, like Gawker’s Choire Sicha, Radar‘s Jeff Bercovici and Maer Roshan, Page Six‘s Corynne Steindler, Slate‘s Jacob Weisberg, Domino‘s Deborah Needleman, WWD‘s Irin Carmon, and HuffPo’s Julia Allison, Katharine Thomson and Rachel Sklar. Fittingly, Trump’s daughter, Ivanka, chose the Observer party over King’s.

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Imus Snubs Larry King Party

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One of the more intriguing questions about tonight’s Larry King 50th anniversary party in New York has already been answered. Beleaguered radio host Don Imus, a longtime friend of King’s, was on the invitee list for tonight’s bash, but don’t expect to see him.

“He’s not coming,” our inside source says.

Here’s who is: Fox News chief Roger Ailes, Tom Brokaw, Donald Trump, Tina Brown and Ron Howard.

Planned co-hosting duties were to be done by King’s fellow CNNers Anderson Cooper, Wolf Blitzer, Soledad O’Brien and Paula Zahn, but they are all in Blacksburg covering the Virginia Tech shooting.

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