It's January in Hollywood, and that means it's time for Mr. Blackwell to once again push aside the heavy marble lid of his flawlessly appointed crypt in the ritzier district of the Hollywood Forever Retirement Community, and deliver the 48th edition of his Annual Worst-Dressed Women List. In a rare display of magnanimity which could indicate he might actually be softening in his third geologic era on Earth, Blackwell has left Britney Spears off completely, showing a Dr. Philian empathy for the singer at a time "when her personal life is in such upheaval." This year's results after the jump:
Blackwell relies on verse like never before in his barbed take-downs of the sartorially challenged, offering rhymed couplets on everyone from Kelly Clarkson ("She may be the queen of 'Pro-Active' - but that wardrobe looks downright radioactive!") to Bond girl Eva Green ("A profusion of confusion from toes to nose!"). Also on the list: Mary-Kate Olsen ("a tattered toothpick-trapped in a hurricane,"), Jessica Simpson ("a global fashion curse,") and this year's list-topper Victoria "skinny-mini monstrosity" Beckham. Yearly favorite Paris Hilton, however, was squeezed out to inexplicably make room for another Olsen—Alison Arngrim (aka Little House on the Prairie's Nellie Olsen), a virtual nobody whose inclusion smacks distinctly of a personal ax-grinding, perhaps after the former child star unwittingly cut Blackwell off in the Beverly Center parking lot. The rest of the list is here.