- The Washington Times - Tuesday, April 18, 2006

List of the least

They may be famous — but they sure aren’t pretty.

The Boston Phoenix has compiled a list of the “100 Unsexiest Men in the World,” celebrities it says are the “least sexy males on the planet,” reports the New York Daily News.

Topping the list is Gilbert Gottfried, the gawky comedian who once pretended to give a cat a vasectomy as co-host of “USA Up All Night.”

“The parrot-voiced, pickle-faced comic is to sexy what Kryptonite is to Superman,” the Phoenix said. Ouch.

Yankees pitcher Randy Johnson, movie critic Roger Ebert, TV psychologist Dr. Phil and Fox television host Alan Colmes round out the top-five “least sexy” men.

Don’t take it too hard, guys — most people would say you’re in good company.

Brad Pitt, for example, was named No. 100 least sexiest. “He may look good, but if the rumors about his hygiene and BO issues are true, then he’s probably not worth it,” the Phoenix said.

Other debatable choices include Nickelback rock group frontman Chad Kroeger (No. 6), comic Jerry Seinfeld (17), Paris Hilton’s former beau Paris Latsis (41) and “American Idol” runner-up Clay Aiken (59).

The list also includes sports figures Scottie Pippen, Grady Little and Hideki Matsui; singers Kevin Federline, Mike D. of the Beastie Boys, Axl Rose and Michael Jackson; and politicians Joe Lieberman, John Ashcroft and Newt Gingrich.

Also making the list was Yankees owner George Steinbrenner.

Singing Seeger

Bruce Springsteen will tour with his new Seeger Sessions Band in support of his upcoming album, “We Shall Overcome: The Seeger Sessions.”

According to Associated Press, the new album — set for release on Tuesday — is a collection of songs popularized by folk singer Pete Seeger, including “Old Dan Tucker,” “John Henry” and “Erie Canal.”

Following the band’s initial date April 30 at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival and a series of 10 concerts in Europe, the American tour will resume May 27 in Boston and end June 25 in Holmdel, N.J.

“Each night, an all-new evening of gospel, folk and blues will be presented by Mr. Springsteen with the 17-member Seeger Sessions Band,” says a posting on Mr. Springsteen’s Web site.

Stops on the 18-city U.S. tour also include a May 28 appearance at the Nissan Pavilion in Bristow, Va., and shows in Phoenix, Los Angeles, Chicago, Milwaukee, Cleveland and New York.

Michael’s car trouble

George Michael reportedly hit three parked cars Sunday while driving his Range Rover, the Denver Post reports, citing a story in London’s Daily Mirror.

Mr. Michael’s car is reported to have collided with a Ford Fiesta and a Peugeot 406, which was shunted into a Rover 218, BBC News Online reported.

Love, Motown style

Just like Rodgers & Hammerstein, Cole Porter and Mel Brooks, Berry Gordy Jr. has written a musical. “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough” is scheduled to have its world premiere in 2007 (June 26 through Aug. 12, if you’re planning way ahead) at the Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles.

According to the Detroit Free Press, the Motown Records founder is using Motown music to tell an original story that the Ahmanson describes as “a tale of young love, the search for self-identity and independence, the urge to rebel and the need to be accepted.”

Compiled by Robyn-Denise Yourse from Web and wire reports.

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