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Been a long time

From the editors of tbt* Tampa Bay Times

By JAY CRIDLIN
Published December 11, 2007


If you're an aging stoner who drives a conversion van airbrushed with a mural of a wizard battling a Viking, you were probably stoked for Monday night, when Led Zeppelin finally reunited at London's O2 Arena for their first public concert in 19 years.

A breathless NME.com liveblogged the entire set, from opener Good Times Bad Times to Ramble On ("Done in extremely slow, bluesy manner, with shards of electric guitar from Jimmy Pagee_SDRq) to Black Dog ("Quite muddy sound ... crowd singing the 'ah-ah' bits back at (Robert) Plant"). "The crowd is going wild inside the O2," NME's Alan Woodhouse wrote after Nobody's Fault but Mine. "People are hugging strangers, some are crying, some are punching the air with joy. This must be the rock 'n' roll equivalent of winning the World Cup." Celebrities in attendance included: Paul McCartney, Kate Moss, Naomi Campbell, Pink, Marilyn Manson, Liam Gallagher and Dave Grohl.

And to answer your question: Of course they played Stairway to Heaven. "From the moment those opening notes rang out the whole audience went absolutely crazy," NME wrote. "The atmosphere is electric."

L.A. critics like 'Blood'

Time to update your Oscar scorecards. Paul Thomas Anderson'sThere Will Be Blood earned awards for best picture, director (Anderson) and actor (Daniel Day-Lewis) from the Los Angeles Film Critics Association, Reuters reports. Other winners included Marion Cotillard in Ma Vie en rose (best actress), Vlad Ivanov in 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days (best supporting actor) andAmy Ryan in Gone Baby Gone and Before the Devil Knows You're Dead (best supporting actress). Meanwhile, No Country for Old Men nabbed the best film prize at the New York Film Critics Circle Awards, with Joel and Ethan Coen winning best director. Day-Lewis won again for best actor, whileJulie Christie won best actress for Away From Her.

Baio is 46 and married

Ladies, the day you've long dreaded has finally arrived: Scott Baio has gotten hitched. The star of Charles in Charge and Scott Baio Is 45 and Single (he actually turned 46 in September, so there's another Hollywood myth shattered) wed longtime gal pal Renee Sloan on Saturday, according to People.