Stargazing in print

Stargazing | Johnny Depp, publisher; Khloe Kardashian Odom joins ‘X Factor’

Updated: 2012-10-18T01:22:44Z

See Johnny read

Meet Johnny Depp, book publisher.

Early next year, Johnny will launch Infinitum Nihil (“Nothing is forever”), a new imprint of HarperCollins with an eye for “authentic, outspoken and visionary” books.

First up in January: A 1947 novel by folk singer Woody Guthrie called “House of Earth” about economic disputes between everyday folk and the upper crust in the Texas panhandle.

In 2015, Infinitum Nihil will publish historian Douglas Brinkley’s “The Unraveled Tales of Bob Dylan.”

‘X’ marks the spots

We now know the name of one of the new co-hosts of “X Factor,” and it’s our favorite Kardashian sister.

Khloe Kardashian Odom will be one half of the show’s new hosting tag team beginning in November, E! News announced this week.

And her co-host? All bets are on “Extra” host Mario Lopez.

Golden girls

Speaking of co-hosts, Tina Fey and Amy Poehler will host the Golden Globes together in January.

Announcing the news, Solvej Schou, who writes for Entertainment Weekly’s Pop Watch blog, recalled Adam Carolla’s snipe that “the reason why you know more funny dudes than funny chicks is that dudes are funnier than chicks.”

“So why should this, two women hosting, and specifically Fey and Poehler, be celebrated, cheered, yelled from rooftops, if one’s energetic enough?” Schou wrote. “Because Fey ... and Poehler ... are the kind of funny, truly funny, women that deserve to host a ceremony that’s just as freewheeling, sassy and entertaining as they are, while also honoring both television and film.”

Phelps: Fit and fab

The fittest man of all time? It’s Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps, at least according to’s list of “100 Fittest Men of All Time.”

“Michael Phelps’ otherworldly dominance of the 2008 Olympic Games was a once-in-a-lifetime feat to witness,” the magazine gushes.

Rounding out the top 5: Bruce Lee, Arnold Schwarzenegger, “godfather of fitness” Jack LaLanne and Herschel Walker, former NFL star and mixed martial arts competitor.

Boo Boo votes

Jimmy Kimmel asked 7-year-old Alana “Honey Boo Boo” Thompson this week which presidential candidate she would vote for, reminding her that “they asked Mitt Romney if he preferred Snooki or Honey Boo Boo” and he picked Snooki.


“Barack Obama,” Boo Boo declared.

Stargazer Lisa Gutierrez, ever fair, reminds readers that Lindsay Lohan endorsed Mitt Romney this week. To reach her, call 816-234-4987 or send email to

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