Celebrities Are Just Like Us: Playing With Dolls, Ironing, Being in Jail

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11/27/2007 11:30 AM |

There’s a cool book-release party (signing) tonight. It’s for Confidential, a book of photographs by Alison Jackson of famous people doing things, like Eminem knitting, Michael Jackson peeling skin off his nose, and Paris lounging on her jail bunk in a black bra while her dumpy cell mate uses the facilities. How did she get these wonderful photos? It’s a mystery that involves a lot of celebrity look-alikes, some of whom will be at the event tonight.

The book would be a great present for anyone who loves celebrity magazines but finds them disappointingly frail. It’s at Taschen Books on Greene St, and it runs from 7 to 9pm. Clicking on that first link for the book, by the way, will connect you to a big slideshow of the book’s photos, which are depressingly engaging.