Texas Love Advice
Plus Some Occasional Comments on the
State of the Popular Culture
L-R: Michael Mazocco, Wendy
R. Williams, Armistead Johnson
Photo Credit: Stephen Mosher
April 29, 2010
more on the new Arizona immigration law, check out
Mayor Bloomberg's editorial in the New
York Daily News.
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April 28, 2010
The Beat Goes On:
In a move to increase her fifteen minutes of fame
(and her g-string tips), one of Jesse James's stripper
girlfriends, Melissa Smith, has faxed an apology
to Sandra Bullock's manager. And to show the world
how truly sorry she is, she immediately leaked the
apology to TMZ.
Hey, Melissa, your
sale-by date has passed. So pease tuck your tail
between your legs, put on a raincoat and skulk off
When this scandal
blows over, the only one who will rise from this
mess with anything worth having is Sandra Bullock,
and her "worth havings" do not include
April 22, 2010
The Beat Goes On: The Republican
governor, Governor Jan Brewer, has signed into law
a state immigration bill that (MSNBC.com)
"requires local police officers to question
people about their immigration status if there is
reason to suspect they are illegal immigrants."
Now no one who reads/watches
the news stories about the horrific drug war in
Mexico is in favor of illegal immigration. But this
law is certainly, in the words of President Obama,
The Arizona police
are not going to start questioning German tourists
to determine if they have overstayed their visas,
they are going to question poor Hispanics, the only
group they suspect might be illegal immigrants.
Canadians will certainly be safe from harassment
when they visit Sedona and Japanese tourists will
be able to freely spend their money at Phoenix's
Biltmore Fashion Park.
So what's next? Are
the police going to be allowed to stop any woman
wearing a short dress, too much makeup and high
heels to inquire if she is a hooker, disrupting
many a high school prom? Should they be allowed
to hang around the door at art schools and make
the students prove they are not drug dealers? How
about stopping all women who carry big purses (diaper
bags?) in department stores and make them prove
they are not shoplifters. Or questioning Italians
and requiring them to prove they are not in the
Whenever we allow
the government to take away the rights of "someone
else," it always comes back to bite us.
25th Update: Here is an "ah ha"
moment about why the Federal Government is so opposed
to new Arizona immigration law. If the police in
Arizona proceed to scour the state and round up
every illegal immigrant they can find, they will
then have to turn them over to the Federal Government
for deportation (only the Federal government can
deport) resulting in Federal detention facilities
and immigration judges being overwhelmed with illegal
Mexican gardeners and fry cooks and making it impossible
for the Federal government to concentrate their
limited (we are broke, remember) resources to catching
drug runners and drug lords.
April 21, 2010
The Beat Goes On:
There is an article on MSNBC.com
about how two dozen Congressmen are protesting the
decision by a Federal Judge that the National Day
of Prayer is unconstitutional (that thing about
the separation between Church and State). Here is
a quote from the article, "In her ruling, U.S.
District Judge Barbara Crabb wrote that the government
can no more enact laws supporting a day of prayer
than it can encourage citizens to fast during Ramadan,
attend a synagogue or practice magic."
here we go again. I am from Texas where one of the
religious right's hot button issues is the lack
of prayer at the Friday night football games. They
don't get it - just why can't they have nondenominational
prayer at a football game?
Well, here's why: Texas prayer advocates believe
that having a nondenominational prayer means having
prayer led one week by the Methodist minister and
the next by the Baptist minister. But when you open
the door to prayer at public school events, you
allow all religions to walk through and we are a
nation of multiple religions. The good people of
Waco, Texas would be utterly horrified if the pre-ball
game prayer was led by an Imam or even by a Russian
Orthodox priest. Or how about one of the priests
from the Temple of Kali which was recently in the
news when someone delivered a most unwelcome human
sacrifice to the temple door (New
York Daily News)?
Our founding fathers
knew how to recognize a
Pandora's box when they saw one and wisely decided
to separate government from religion. And they had
never met a Hare Krishna.
April 20, 2010
Photo Credit: PR Photos
The Beat Goes
is a fun article on MSN.com
about how Grace Jones is slamming Lady Gaga for
"copying her style." Now
I have always thought Grace Jones was a hoot and
a holler and if I had thought about it, I would
have given her one of my You Got It Going Girl
awards. But that's just it, I don't think about
Grace Jones anymore and I bet I am not the only
one. But the gal still has something going on because
she has just created a mini feud with Gaga and made
her way into the news without having to pay one
dime to a publicist.
Photo Credit: PR Photos
I have run myriad photos of Lady Gaga (she also
is a hoot and a holler), but I don't remember ever
thinking, "Oh my, oh my, doesn't she look just
like Grace Jones."
April 15, 2010
The Beat Goes
On: The news is filled
with stories that illustrate the disturbing side
effects of Viagara. The latest is about how seventy-six-year-old
Larry King is being sued for divorce by his 7th
wife who claims he cheated with her kid sister.
So, Elizabeth Taylor
is "supposedly"contemplating getting married
for the 9th time and Larry King is being divorced
for cause. What, may I ask, is CSPAN to do when
their target audience insists on deserting the couch
in favor of blue-pill-fueled frolics in the bedroom?
April 14, 2010
Senate is considering a bill to make it illegal
for airlines to charge a fee for a carryon bag.
Now I most certainly do not favor any more baggage
fees from the airlines, but why in the world does
the US Senate need to become involved. The last
time I checked, the Senate was way behind taking
care of the nation's business like the broken economy.
Consumers can fix
this problem all by themselves if they want to by
boycotting the airlines that charge the fees. They
can also write nasty things about them in blogs
- take that Spirit Airlines.
But something does
need to be done about all those carryon bags on
airlines (they are dangerous and make departing
the plane into an ordeal) and it is not charging
fees for carryon's. Airlines need to set up a secure
way for people to safely check their bags. Bags
are being stolen and lost (I was without baggage
for the first three days of my Christmas trip this
year) on a regular basis. Airlines put tags on the
bags, they just need to hire tag checkers and then
they might find out that people do not actually
WANT to carry their bags on the plane and have to
lift them into those overhead bins. I would not
mind paying a checked bag fee if I knew that my
bag would be there when I got off the plane. Wouldn't
it be nice to get on plane with just an iced coffee
and a copy of Vanity Fair or a netbook?
Now some might say,
"I don't want to check my bag. I can't stand
waiting around for my bag to arrive on the carousel."
And to that I would answer. "Just what do you
think you are doing on the plane if not waiting
around why row after row grab their bags from the
overhead bins and plod down the aisle?"
April 13, 2010
Dear Miss Wendy,
In this age of Facebook
and Twitter, is it still necessary to actually meet
April 10, 2010
The Beat Goes On: The seventy-eight
year old Miss Liz Taylor may be marrying her forty-nine
year old manager (NYPOST.com).
Oh my oh my. I hope she remembers where she put
April 9, 2010: In a classic "Well duh"
moment, Governor McDonnell has apologized for (according
"leaving out any reference to slavery in his
recent proclamation designating April as Confederate
History Month, calling it a "major omission."
This apology would be more meaningful if it had
not been offered after McDonnell had just led his
state into a public relations disaster in which
he and the State of Virginia were spanked by the
national media by being depicted as racist and hidebound.
And while journalists were following this story,
they also reran the story about how the Attorney
General of Virginia (Ken Cuccinelli II) has advised
colleges to remove sexual orientation from their
list of groups of people that are protected from
discrimination. See this quote from the Washington
Post regarding Cuccinelli's statement, ""It
is my advice that the law and public policy of the
Commonwealth of Virginia prohibit a college or university
from including 'sexual orientation,' 'gender identity,'
'gender expression,' or like classification as a
protected class within its non-discrimination policy
absent specific authorization from the General Assembly."
If these men worked
for a national corporation, they would both be fired.
By running-off-at-the-mouith and insulting black
people and gay people, they have led their state
into a whirl storm of bad publicity for absolutely
no good reason. And this is the kind of bad publicity
that can have real economic costs. Virginia is an
absolutely beautiful state filled with many charming
enlightened people; it is exactly the kind of state
that a corporation would consider when choosing
a new business location. But after this craziness,
who knows how much revenue the state has lost. Unless
they carry placards and picket, it is hard to know
just how many customers are avoiding your store
and quietly deciding to take their business elsewhere.
April 7, 2010
Vatican is not alone in exhibiting tone deafness.
The Governor of Virginia, Robert F. McDonnell, has
just willfully stepped on a landmine by declaring
that April will be Confederate History Month in
Virginia. And to compound his stupidity, (according
to the Washington
Post), "McDonnell said he did not include
a reference to slavery because "there were
any number of aspects to that conflict between the
states. Obviously, it involved slavery. It involved
other issues. But I focused on the ones I thought
were most significant for Virginia."
to which Virginians? Certainly slavery is the only
significant issue for black people and people of
good conscience. But southern conservatives just
don't get it and there is actually a reason. For
years Southern school children (including Miss Wendy)
were taught that the Civil War was fought for economic
reasons and that Lincoln freed the slaves almost
as an afterthought. They (we) were also taught about
the glory of the South and told that the Confederacy's
leaders were Olympic Gods.
It is time for a
change of mind. Just as the citizens of Nazi Germany
were forced to confront the Holocaust, the last
remaining southerners who still don't
"get it" need to confront the sins of
their racist past. It simply does not matter that
there were "other issues" in the Civil
War. Slavery is such a stain upon the story of the
Confederacy, no right thinking person would ever
think there was anything to celebrate.
S. I bet there are a lot of men in Virginia
(and other states) who would love to celebrate the
good old days when women were not allowed to vote.
But no Governor would be stupid enough to designate
a month to celebrate that lofty idea.
P. S. I know McDonnell decided to honor the
Confederacy to appeal to the white conservative
Republicans who revere Virginia's past. But what
about Virginia's future? How can you attract businesses
to move to Virginia after such an appalling misstep?
Potential investors will not only think the state
is hide bound, they will also perceive the state
to be stupid, as in stupid enough to elect a really
April 5, 2010
Oh my oh my, could the Vatican be more tone deft?
First, the Pope's personal pastor, Father Raniero
Cantalamessa, said that "criticism of the Catholic
Church over child sex abuse was as bad as anti-Semitism."
Then he compounded the problem by issuing this
apology, "If I inadvertently hurt the feelings
of Jews and pedophilia victims, I sincerely regret
it and I apologize." (FoxNews.com)
Then today, Cardinal Angelo Sodano lauded the pontiff
as "a solid rock", and said. "Holy
Father, the people of God are with you and will
not let themselves be influenced by the petty gossip
of the moment, by the trials that sometimes assail
the community of believers," Cardinal Sodano
The Holy See would do well to cease speaking until
they can get the advice of a PR Agency with experience
in damage control who can start by explainning to
them that they are not the victims (two
hundred deaf boys is just the latest nightmare
story). Perhaps they could speak to the firm that
handled the Exxon Valdez oil spill or the firm that
handled Martha Stewart's fall from grace into prison.
Or who did Barry Bonds hire? Yes, it's that bad;
the Vatican has a new groups of peers.
For a noble response
to the scandal, see this
BBC article about the Easter Sunday sermons
of Archbishop Vincent Nichols, the head of the Catholic
Church in England and Wales and Cardinal Keith O'Brien,
head of the Catholic Church in Scotland.
April 2, 2010
The Beat Goes On:
Just when you thought being
a Republican honcho could not possibly be more fun
(trips to bondage clubs, five star hotels, limousines
and private jets), the Republican faithful have
now received a letter directing them to call a phone
sex operation (it was surely a typo, right?). According
"People who tried to call the committee were
instead offered "live, one-on-one talk with
a nasty girl for $2.99 a minute."
that make you laugh and giggle until you are snorting
like a pig and peeing in your pants?
April 1, 2010
The Beat Goes
On: The news is full
of stories about the upcoming repeal of "Don't
Ask Don't Tell" with much wringing of hands
by macho Marine commanders about how heterosexual
Marines cannot be expected to share communal quarters
and communal showers with homosexual Marines. (See
1. Why in a day when there
is such a shortage of service men and women can't
we finally figure out a way to allow gay service
members to serve openly?
2. What's this business with the communal showers
in the first place? Are the armed services trying
to promote homosexuality? If the military can afford
to pay sizable resigning bonuses, why can't they
afford shower stalls and drab green shower curtains?
Where else but in the armed services do grown men
and women shower together unless they have "something
3. Why don't some
of these hang-wringing commanders take a visit to
a local high school and talk to the students about
their views. Most students have grown up with openly
gay classmates and tend to have a "so what?"
attitude about homosexuality.
Since gays came out in the open after the 1969
Stonewall Riots, almost everyone (except Marine
commanders) has gone to school with and worked with
openly gay men and women. And with this familiarity
5. Gays are already
serving in the military, just as they are present
in every other segment of society. All the repeal
of "Don't' Ask Don't Tell" will do is
allow these servicemen and women to quit pretending
to be heterosexual.
6. Marine commanders
are probably one of the few groups of society who
have not had the experience of openly working with
gays and lesbians, so they are bound to be fearful
of the unknown. But, hey, they are the Marines,
so they are perfectly capable of showing the world
how tough they are by supporting equal rights for
March 30, 2010
The Beat Goes
On: There is a fun
article on MSNBC.com
about how the Republican party has asked to be reimbursed
for previously paid for a "night out on the
town" at a topless joint; the bill was $1946
(could there be a higher level of scrutiny for bills
over 2000?). The article also states that "the
RNC spent tens of thousands of dollars in February
on private planes, car services and high-end hotels."
is great fun for the entire family. The Republicans
have always been the party of "I got mine,
you get yours" who in order to get elected,
invite the "just folks" into their "big"
tent. And the "just folks" are usually
flattered to be invited and are seemingly not turned
off by anything trivial like their donor dollars
paying for strip clubs, limousines, 4 Star Hotels
or Sarah Palin's $150,000 plus wardrobe (Huffington
But perhaps the Tea Partiers
(the Republican Party is trying to seduce these
musket-carrying-marchers into a make-out session),
will have a different view.
When it comes to
the Republican party and the mad-as-hell Tea Partiers,
perhaps the Republican would do well to jettison
their "Let the good times roll" lifestyle
and heed the advice of Mahatma Ghandi who famously
said, "There go my people, I must hurry to
catch up with them for I am their leader."
It is always fun to catch Republicans with their
silk boxers caught on their garters.
March 27, 2010
Ruminations: There is going to be a tea party
rally against the new Health Care Bill today in
Senator Harry Reid's home town of Searchlight, Nevada.
The "tea party" movement is a national
phenomena, organized and energized by the spirit
of "being agin it." The Republicans are
trying mightily to embrace the tea partyers as part
of a conservative coalition, but the musket-carrying
tea partyers don't seem to care too much for the
GOP's solicitations since they were the ones in
power when the financial ship went down. And the
GOP is trying mightily to keep their base from remembering
that requiring everyone to carry health insurance
was their idea in the first place (NYDailyNews.com);
Democrats wanted a government run plan.
this fun quote from the Daily News article:
""The idea of an individual mandate as
an alternative to single-payer was a Republican
idea," said health economist Mark Pauly of
the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School.
In 1991, he published a paper that explained how
a mandate could be combined with tax credits - two
ideas that are now part of Obama's law. Pauly's
paper was well-received - by the George H.W. Bush
administration. "It could have been the basis
for a bipartisan compromise, but it wasn't,"
said Pauly. "Because the Democrats were in
favor, the Republicans more or less had to be against
By stirring up such
extreme anger, the tea partiers have also embedded
the trigger of their own destruction. Anytime you
call out angry while males, they arrive with some
(hopefully) unwelcome companions - the nut jobs.
These nut jobs yelled the N word on the Capital
steps and have both threatened and performed acts
of violence against Democrats who voted for health
reform. Tea parties already feature protestors with
holstered guns. Screaming that we are at Armageddon
and the country has been stolen, is a lighted fuse
next to a gun powder keg.
And the sad part
is that years from now, after all of this is over
and universal health care coverage is just another
popular government program like Medicare and Social
Security, many of the people attending these rallies
won't be able to tell their home health care attendant
(part of Health Care Reform) just what they were
angry about in the first place. They sure arn't
bitching about Social Security or Medicare.
March 26, 2010
The Beat Goes
On: A fourth woman
has surfaced claiming she was also Jesse James'
mistress. And right off the bat she has hired Gloria
Allred to represent her.
According to MSNBC.com:
"Allred isn’t making her client’s
name public, but she told RadarOnline.com, “I
represent a beautiful model and businesswoman. She
had a three-year intimate relationship with Jesse
Represent her doing
what? Since when does the art of "being a skank"
require representation? People in Afghanistan know
the guy is married so there were no false representations
here. So, I guess it is "story to the highest
bidder time." And to think, they fired Governor
Blagojevich for attempting to sell his integrity
(and a Senate seat).
Are we in Gomorrah
is scandal in Mississippi: The school board of Itawamba
Agricultural High School has cancelled the prom
rather than let a lesbian wear a tuxedo and attend
the prom with her girlfriend. And now a Federal
Court has ruled that the school board has violated
her rights, leaving the door wide open for a law
suit. And here again, everyone who is lucky enough
to not live in Mississippi is having a grand old
time snickering at the utter stupidity of some more
This is such a silly
problem to have; it could so easily been deflected.
All the "school board" needed to do when
asked by the young woman if she could take her girlfriend
to the prom is say, "What the hey? Why are
you talking to us about who you are going to take
to the prom, don't you have any girlfriends to gossip
with?" Girls and guys without dates have been
attending prom in perpetuity and they arrive in
tandem - girls with girls and guys with guys. Plus
anyone who has attended a high school dance recently
would realize that it is impossible to tell who
is dancing with whom; everyone hits the dance floor
together. And as for the tuxedo, so what? The girl
would be dressed very modestly, unlike many other
girls who will be showing way too much cleavage
and butt crack. If they really wanted to be ornery
and preserve decorum, they could have solved this
entire problem by ruling that everyone had to wear
But all they had
to do to keep out of the news (BBC is covering the
story!) and law court is to say, "Everyone
can attend the prom and there is to be no making
out on the dance floor, period. Now let's get back
to talking about something really important like
our reading scores." End of story.
March 20, 2010
The Beat Goes On: Tiger Woods
must be truly grateful to Jesse James for knocking
him off the top of the tabloid heap when he (Jesse)
cheated on American's Sweetheart (Sandra Bullock)
with a skanky tattooed fetish model named Michelle
"Bombshell" McGee. The man set out to
get himself a "little stange" and boy
did he succeed.
March 19, 2010
The Beat Goes On:
Those crazy thong-clad Boulder,
Colorado gardeners are back in the news today (MSNBC.com).
The Boulder Housing Authority is considering new
rules that would mandate that their tenants be covered
up while outside (being topless is actually legal
in Boulder). This story has nothing to do with prurience
(the gardeners are fiftiesh Boulder hippies) but
a lot to do with tolerance. But my real question
is: Why has this come up right now? It is freezing
in Colorado. Are those nut jobs baring their posteriors
in the snow or is this just a preemptive strike?
P. S. Have you noticed that no news outlet is posting
photos of the almost nude gardeners? The sight must
be truly horrifying.
March 18, 2010
Beat Goes On: There is a fun article peppering
The Hawaii Legislature is grumpily considering legislation
authorizing government officials to ignore the birthers
who keep bugging them for a copy of Obama's birth
certificate. It seems that responding to the same
requests over and over again is taking up too much
of their clerk's time (no one can get a copy of
someone else's birth certificate unless they have
a verifiable interest - parent etc.).
is an idea: Ask those birther nut jobs to
send a copy of their own birth certificates to be
published in the local newspapers and if no one
pops up to say it is a fake, they can see a copy
March 17, 2010
did we do with our time before the saga of Tiger
Woods and how many of us are planning on watching
the Masters Golf Tournament for the first time in
It won't become a
habit. Watching golf on tv is BORING and everyone
who lives in New York has ADD.
March 15, 2010
The Beat Goes On:
John Edward's mistress (and
the mother of his love child), Rielle Hunter, has
given an interview to GQ magazine where she strikes
sultry poses with her daughter, her daughter's toys
and lolling on a bed while wearing a man's white
dress shirt and nothing else. And now we are being
told (by Barbara Walters no less) that Hunter was
very upset when she saw the interview and the photos.
Was she not there?
"O would some
power the giftie gie us to see ourselves as others
see us." Robert Burns.
March 14, 2010
The Beat Goes On:
Tiger Woods and his wife
Elin are now living under the same roof. I am so
relieved. Now the world can go back to spinning
on its axle.
March 13, 2010
Pamela Anderson at the
Richie Rich Fashion Show
February 17, 2010
Photo Credit Eka Halim
Dear Miss Wendy:
Has Pamela Anderson found
the fountain of youth and if so, would she please
No. The forty-something
Miss Anderson is no more than a genetic accident;
something that has never happened before and will
not happen again.
March 12, 2010
Simon Cowell is engaged.
Let's all yawn in unison.
March 11, 2010
fallen for it again. Lindsey Lohan has filed suit
against Etrade claiming that their Super Bowl ad
libeled her. The ad featured a "milkaholic"
baby named Lindsey. And all magazines and talk shows
are howling that this lawsuit is utterly ridiculous,
and of course, it is.
But the true genius
of this whole mishegas is that everyone is talking
about Lindsey Lohan, which is something absolutely
no one would be doing if she were not making a fool
of herself in public with this silly law suit. Lindsey
is a lady whose fifteen minutes were up with I
Know Who Killed Me.
So a good time has
been had by all and the party is over. Now Miss
Lohan, it is time for you to fish your panties out
of the punch bowl and go home.
P. S. E Trade is also getting an unexpected benefit
- their commercial is running for free on all the
daytime talk shows and the nightly news.
The Beat Goes On:
Corey Haim has died unexpectedly
and this is a loss for all who loved him.
But here again, the
ridiculous God has raised his head. All the magazine
are reporting the ominous fact that Haim had four
prescription drugs in his home that were unrelated
to his flu. Excuse me! Would all of the writers
who are reporting the number of bottles in Haim's
medicine cabinet, please go home and count how many
prescription drug bottles are in their own medicine
cabinets. And unless they compulsively throw away
all prescriptions after they no longer need them,
they probably have about a dozen.
March 10, 2010
Beat Goes On: The internet is all abuzz with
stories about how Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt's
three year old Shiloh is dressing like a boy. "Is
this good for the child? What about her gender identity?"
When I read these
things I am constantly amazed at how many people
have obviously never met a three year old. Three
year old girls and boys wear what they want to wear
or all hell breaks lose in the household. Shiloh
obviously adores her older brothers and wants to
wear their clothes; they are the cool kids in the
household and she wants to do what they do.
My son insisted on wearing a tiger costume and a
man's fedora for ONE YEAR. My friend's daughter
became hysterical if you tired to make her wear
a dress. My cousin insisted on wearing her dresses
But none of this lasts. Kids get fixated with one
idea and then they are on to another. Shiloh may
want to dress as a boy for the rest of her life,
but that is extremely doubtful. She is undoubtedly
wildly creative like her parents, and who knows
what she will come up with next.
Many kudos to Angelina
and Brad for having the wisdom to simply say, "So?"
March 9, 2010
Dear Miss Wendy,
I am a married woman
in her thirties and my husband and I socialize with
a couple that is still dating. Our problem is not
that they are still single and have not joined the
drudgery of suburban married life, but they insist
on PDA (public displays of affection). It is embarrassing
to be with them when they can't keep their hands
off each other - making out in restaurants, even
once in front of MY MOTHER.
Do you have any suggestions
to put out their fire?
Red-faced in New
I can only sympathize.
If your friends are also in their thirties and still
have no shame, no amount of hissing will be able
to stop them once they start groping.
used to throw blankets over passengers who became
too amorous, but even that is no longer an option
Here is a little
story that may cheer you up:
I grew up in rural
Texas and folks in rural Texas used to keep a bucket
of water on the front porch in case they saw the
preacher's car coming round the bend while the un-fixed
dogs were going at it in the front yard. You can't
realistically pour a bucket of water on your friends,
but you can enjoy thinking about it.
March 8, 2010
Bob Charlotte / PR Photos
Here is a
You Got It Going Girl Award for Demi Moore.
Moore looked utterly stunning at last night's 82nd
Annual Academy Award Ceremony, wearing an Atelier
Versace tiered blush gown. The forty-seven year
old Mrs. Ashton Kutcher has definitely found the
Fountain of Youth and I can only wish she would
bottle and sell it.
March 7, 2010
Fashion For Relief™ -Haiti NYC
Photo Credit Cindy Ord
The Beat Goes On:
Here is a You Got It
Going Girl (Guy) Award for Mr. Alan Cumming
who charmingly modeled the latest in kilts at the
Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Fashion For Relief™
March 6, 2010
Beat Goes On: The Oscars are tomorrow night
and the buzz is a'buzzing. High on the twitter twee
is Monique's chance to bring home the Best Supporting
Actress statue for her spellbinding performance
in Precious. But also atwittering away
is comment about how MONIQUE DOES NOT SHAVE HER
LEGS (a subject that is a lot more important than
her silly belief in open marriage).
Compounding this hairy-legged assault on the popular
culture's sensibilities is the fact that Monique
only goes by Monique; the woman does not have a
last name. So when someone says tactful things like,
"Oh gross, Monique does not shave her legs,"
all the other Moniques feel like they have to pull
up their skirts or trouser legs and demonstrate
their acquaintance with razors, depilatories or
the waxing parlor. It must be exhausting for the
Miss Monique needs
to be MoNeat.
March 5, 2010
The Beat Goes
On: The internet is
abuzz with the story of Sarah Palin's trip to Los
Angeles (she was in town to be a guest on Jay Leno's
Tonight Show). It seems that Palin and
entourage have loaded up on goody bags at the Oscar
gifting suite and that Bristol took advantage of
a free make-over. So what? Everyone involved got
loads of free publicity from this grabbing-the-goody-bag
story, both the Oscars and the Palins.
But the real story
is how long will it be before Palin realizes that
in her heart and soul, she is an Angeleno - the
epitome of LaLa in LaLaLand. Hey, you can say Palin
is a free spirited conservative who cannot leave
the land of crack and moose, but LA has been a welcoming
home to myriad "characters" who would
not at first glance seem destined for the City of
the Angels such as cowboys Tom
Mix and Wyatt
Earp, radio evangelist
Amy Semple McPherson and the eccentric conservative
Hughes. LA is a politically liberal town that
loves its conservative weirdoes the way clams love
grains of sand.
March 4, 2010
Kate Gosselin Before New
Photo Credit PR Photos
The Beat Goes On:
Working-mother-of-eight Kate Gosselin made the cut:
She will be on Dancing With the Stars.
Now she really has an opportunity to get on her
publicity hound ex-husband Jon's nerves - rub, rub,
rub it in. As the Sicilians say: Revenge is
a dish best served cold.
P. S. to both Jon Gosselin and
the Octomon: There are two elements to being becoming
a real celebrity - notoriety and talent. It's never
too late to sign up for piano lessons.
March 3, 2010
Shockwaves NME Awards 2010
Carling Brixton Academy / London, UK
February 24, 2010
Solarpix / PR Photos
Here is a Helena
Bonham Carter Unmade Bed Fashion Award for
Miss Courtney Love as she trots around London looking
like Clara Bow
dumped an Edwardian-era costume trunk on her head.
March 2, 2010
Dear Miss Wendy,
New York Governor
David Patterson is embroiled in a nasty scandal
- he allegedly asked two staffers to contact a woman
(who had reported a domestic violence incident involving
one of his aides) and ask her to recant (nydailynews.com).
First Spitzer and now this: are we living in Illinois?
March 1, 2010
The Beat Goes On:
It's Monday morning and the world is turning: Britney
Spears is back to being blonde; the Charlie Sheen/Brooke
Mueller and the Tiger Woods/Elin Nordegren marriages
are still on the skids; Angelina Jolie and Brad
Pitt took part of their kids to Angelina's Venice
film set (they can never take them all - four still
need to be carried); the Oscar
ceremony is March 7, 2010- and the world is atwitter
about whether Steve Martin and Alec Baldwin will
be funny - together; and if you are into this kind
of thing, the new cast of
Dancing With the Stars will be
announced tonight during The
Bachelor (scuttlebutt says it won't be
the world's most annoying dancer, Paula Abdul).
The Gods are chasing
each other around Heaven, all is right in the world
and I am overcome by the sheer banality of our tabloided
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