15 Minutes Of Fame

Yes, we'll forget Paris. And Funny Cide. And Baghdad Bob. Because, like that steaming plate of Mama's meatballs served up by a celebrity chef, there are some inhabitants of the high-wattage spotlight who were just never meant to stay hot for long. This year's menu:

BAGHDAD BOB Iraq's spin king probably still says Saddam will win

ARON RALSTON Gave his right arm to escape from a crushing boulder

t.A.T.u. Kissy Russian pop duo put a lip lock on charts. Oh--they sang too

JAYSON BLAIR Brought fiction, and chaos, to the New York Times newsroom


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