From today’s Orange County Register online, and tomorrow’s print version, Page 2:

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It has been our pleasure to serve you as the ruthless people columnist these past two-plus years, but as a philosopher once said, “All bad things must come to an end.”

Today is our (as in Timothy Mangan’s) last celebrity column. We will be returning to our first love, reporting on and reviewing classical music, elsewhere in these pages. Someone less cranky will take over here.

It’s not that we don’t love celebrities. You, dear reader, know that we do. Oh, the times that we’ve had.

We’d like to thank those readers (Mom) who dropped us a note saying how much you enjoyed these columns.

We’d also like to thank those readers who told us they hated the column. But we can’t.

Don’t be sad. We’ll all get over it. Then we’ll die.

Besides, we’ll always have Lindsay, the “Herbie Fully Loaded” star, who starred as Liz not Dick.


[Champagne tonight.]