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Tirdad Derakhshani was born in Tehran, Iran, and raised in London and rural North Jersey, where he closely studied a theoretical, radical post-Hegelian approach to cow-tipping. He moved to Philadelphia in the mid-'80s to seek enlightenment, and instead received a B.A. in literature at Penn. While pursuing doctoral studies in modern religious thought and philosophy, he worked at the Inquirer as a news clerk, researcher, editor, and entertainment writer.

He hopes SideShow will help citizens better understand the vicissitudes of the Consumerist-Military-Industrial-Infotainment Complex, or, in other words, why Britney Spears has a tendency to shave her head, Brangelina to adopt children, and Lindsay Lohan to crave imprisonment.

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Jane Fonda, 76, knows we are but specks in the temporal wind. "I have become so wonderfully, terribly aware of time, of how little of it I have left," she wrote on her website shortly after going all googly and weepy at Kerry Washington's baby shower. Fonda says "pretty things, kind deeds, sad stories," and all kinds of other things reduce her to tears.
LISTEN: Spike Lee is pissed about Brooklyn's hipsters
Local playwright settles lawsuit in Philip Seymour Hoffman scandal
Splitsville: Thicke & Patton They met in '91 at an all-ages hip-hop club in L.A. He was 14, with a Canadian for a dad, she a 16-year-old Lalaland native.

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