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Plus Some Occasional Comments on the
State of the Popular Culture


Ask Miss Wendy
L-R: Michael Mazocco, Wendy R. Williams, Armistead Johnson
Photo Credit: Stephen Mosher

Ball Chairwoman Pamela Joyner ( wearing Zang Toi)
with White House Social Secretary Desiree Rogers
School of American Ballet Winter Ball
Photo Credit Patrick McMullen

Dear Miss Wendy,

So, what do you think about how the Obama's are performing in their roles as the New First Family? Do you have any style pointers?


Political Maven

Dear Mavis,

None. So far the Obamas have not missed a trick. There have made many spot-on choices such as planting a White House vegatable garden, greening the White House, Michelle Obama's wearing designs from new American designers, and giving Queen Elizabeth II an Ipod loaded with a video of her last Washington visit (as the kids would say: How cool was that?). Some of the credit for implementing the Obama style of "class with a smidgen of sass" goes to the new White House Social Secretary Desiree Rogers. (See Newsweek).

Congratulations too all for a classy first three months in office.


Pet Peeve: It is bad enough that we have to listen to hours of TV commercials for laxatives, but now foods are being advertised (dare I say tooted?) for their purgative powers. Yes, Jamie Lee Curtis, you are still as cute as always, but those Activia commercials with the descending hand gestures are just too much. Now even breakfast cereals are being promoted for their contribution to "digestive health."

In my opinion, the only way to truly enjoy food is to pretend that the inevitable result does not inevitably result. Let's just stay in denial. How are restaurants to stay in business if we are constantly bombarded with information about which foods will move through your innards in the most efficient matter. Will we soon see ads like, "Eat at Ginny's Soup and Salad! Soon you'll sing the bathroom ballad."


And it goes on and on: Baby-carriage-chasing attorney Gloria Allred has jumped squarely into the middle of the Octomom newsfest. Allred got into the door by representing a group of volunteer nurses, Angels in Waiting (see Allred now claims that the Octomom, Nadya Suleman, cares more for cameras than for babies and Allred is a world expert on caring for cameras having never seen a camera that she did not like.

Quick advice to anyone who is approaching their 15 minutes of fame and wishes to survive:

Avoid the following people:
Nancy Grace
Gloria Allred
Doctor Phil (he brokered the Angels in Waiting deal)

They may appear charming and caring when first met, but they are the Antichrist.


Amy Winehouse
PR Photos

Check out this photo of Amy Winehouse. This is exactly what an unmade bed would look like if it had piercings and could sing.


Lara Torres Design
Lisbon Fashion Week
Rui M. Leal / PR Photos

Check out this look from the Lisbon Fashion Week HeartCore Winter 2010 Collection. The designer is Lara Torres and she showed her collection on March 14, 2009.

Hmm! To carry off this look, you would need a Popemobile and a catheter bag.

Former President George W. Bush
Janet Mayer / PR Photos

There is good news on the employment front: Former President George W. Bush has signed a deal to write a book about his Presidency titled, Decision Points (see The book is being published by Crown Publishing Group, which will now need an army of new copy editors.

Now that's one good example of a Republican creating jobs.

Do you want to be a celebrity for a day? Well, according to an article on, you can do just that by hiring a pack of paparazzi to follow you everywhere. Comedian Kathy Griffin did just that on her show, My Life on the D List. Except Griffin went even further and hired Adnan Ghalib (Britney Spears shutterbug former beau) to hit the hot spots (and make out in public) with her.

So go ahead and enjoy, but do follow Miss Wendy's advice and avoid convenience stores and be careful to not run over Adnan Ghalib's foot.

Photo Credit Adam Bielawski / PR Photos

There is some good news from the celebrity front. It seems that Rihanna did NOT make a new duet with Chris Brown (I am talking about the singing type of duet, not the other kind). So now is the time for her managers/record company to sit down with her and have the same talk that Jennifer Lopez's managers had with JLo about Puff Daddy (now P Diddy) and the Royal Family of England had with Princess Margaret about her plan to marry a divorced man, Captain Peter Townsend.

Message: You cannot be a princess if you insist on kissing frogs.

P. S. Jennifer Lopez's "people" did not make her break it off with Puffy until after he was acquitted so it would not look like she was kicking a man when he was down. But then again, Puffy was never accused of kicking JLo when she was down.


It seems that Bristol Palin has broken up with her boyfriend/babydaddy, Levi Johnson. This is very good news. It not that there was anything wrong with either of them; they are just kids. And if you are kid with a kid, the last thing you need in your life is another kid.

The best marriages take place when both partners have "fully evolved" and know who they are. And since Bristol first began "dating" Levi, her world has changed drastically. She has flown around in campaign planes, sat backstage while her Mom went on Saturday Night Live, shopped till she dropped at Neimans and Saks and been interviewed by CNN's Greta Van Sustern. And the whole time she was traveling around the country, she heard a lot of (misguided, granted) political talk from the political pols of the Republican Party. And you know that old ditty about now being able to keep them on the farm after they've seen the gay Paree. Bristol is a little Alaska girl who can now fantasize about living in the OC, the land where good Republicans women go to get their boobs done.


As we trek through the ruins of our suffering economy, here is something that should cheer us up with a bit of fantasy: An article in about Sweden's luxurious Ice Hotel. And remember, wherever you are today, you won't be there tomorrow. And that homily is supposed to create hope.


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