Keep This: Secret censored
For Janet Jackson’s sake, TV censorship is at it again. Bigs at Victoria’s Secret have let the screeching cat out of the bag: The lingerie mavens have shelved their popular, albeit controversial, annual televised fashion show in the name of good taste (or Christian elitist values of the right, depending on which news network you patronize).
“We had to make the decision probably six or eight weeks ago when the heat was on the television networks,” said Vicki’s CCO Ed Razek to the Associated Press.
Lucky Tyra already has a side dish with her UPN hit America’s Next Top Model, but what, oh what, will become of Heidi? Another round of Must See TV cameos?
Yankovic loses parents
Weird Al Yankovic’s parents, Nick and Mary (86 and 81 respectively) were found dead in their San Diego home due to carbon monoxide poisoning last Friday, according to Zap2it.com.
The Grammy-winning comic, known for his pop-culture parodies (“Eat It” and “Amish Paradise”) made no statement but dedicated his April 10 performance to his Mom and Dad, the day after relatives found them in a house full of smoke.
Yankovic also cancelled a meet-and-great with fans.
Mr. and Mrs. Stamos, no more
Cutesy couple John and Rebecca Romijn-Stamos are calling all forks – they’re done. What’s with the splits, Hollywood? My roommate asked me if no one stayed together for the kids (the public) anymore and I’m starting to wonder myself.
For weeks the blonde beauty has diverted rumors of a break-up and Monday her mouthpiece, Lewis Kay, threw down the gauntlet, asking press to “please respect their privacy regarding this situation during this difficult time.”
She’s unquestionably the breadwinner, a steady movie career to keep her warm at night. Johnny Boy wasn’t doing too badly, with an ABC pilot in the works and some long-distance propaganda commercials to keep that coif in shine.
Perhaps couples counseling sessions should come in presenters’ gift bags at award shows. Then what would West Coast divorce lawyers do?
Janet Jackson’s turn on SNL. The songstress brought the NBC staple its highest ratings in two years. She spoofed the boob, of course, during a pleasantly accurate imitation of National Security Vixen Condoleezza Rice.
Jackson as Rice was advised by play-Dick Cheney to flash a “headlight” to distract the 9/11 investigators (not a bad idea, btw).
Despite best attempts as an actress, her latest album, Damita Jo, couldn’t conquer Usher’s Confessions at its debut on the Billboard Charts, according to Nielson Soundscan.
How to get number one…how…get…number…one? Ha! Both nipples! Perhaps without piercings?
Matt Donnelly can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org