FROM THE KEYBOARDS OF STARS

Satisfying both the fan's appetite for arcana and the entertainer's need for self-promotion, the blog--or Web log, to the uninitiated--may just be the ideal medium for celebrity communication. A handy guide to some high-profile online typists:

ZACH BRAFF

THE BLOG: gardenstate.typepad.com

THE VIBE: Scrubs' cutie pie ruminates on everyday tasks like washing his car and outfitting his dog. His "Inexcusable Shameless Plug" warnings win our forgiveness for the icky p.r. bits. RATING **

MARGARET CHO

THE BLOG: margaretcho.net/blog/

THE VIBE: With the bile of her stand-up but not the laughs, the site has earnest musings ("I am...

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