Oh, Craig's List. My favorite story of yesterday/today--which Pat noted on "In the Papers" has actually played itself out quite quickly--is the one about upstate Congressman Christopher Lee, who sent a shirtless photo of himself to some gal he met on Craig's List (Lee is very married). Tthe photo makes me think of that disgusting commercial that frequently runs on NY1 (the ad is some supplement for older dudes) showing disturbingly buff 50- and 60-somethings bragging about their ripped bods and hanging out with way younger chicks. It makes me gag pretty much every time.
Also on in the papers-Chritsine Quinn has never been inside a Wal Mart. That actually takes some doing. I wish I could say the same! Maybe she just really, really never leaves NYC.
Elsewhere on NY1 this morning: I am not normally the biggest fan of Neil Rosen--I think he's frequently too soft on mediocre movies--but I enjoyed his scathing review of "Just Go with It," Jennifer Aniston's latest atrocity. He variously described it as "awful," "pathetic," "embarrassing" and "excruciating", practically yelled at Jennifer Aniston to stop doing these movies and concluded that he couldn't wait for it to end. But how do you really feel, Neil?
And finally--yesterday I got a very nice tweet from none other than Jamie Shupak saying she liked the idea of a NY1 and thanking me for the mentions--"the nice ones, anyway." I went back and read what I'd written and realized it was rather mixed and not altogether flattering. Needless to say, I'm slightly embarrassed! I often write without thinking that anyone is ever going to read this, let alone the people I'm writing about, though I do try to keep the tone of this thing light and make it clear that I am generally writing from the perspective of a fan. I don't want to be a serially vicious anonymous blogger. So if I've hurt anyone's feelings, I apologize. That said, I will still poke fun on occasion. Who can resist roasting the likes of Dan Eaton and George Whipple?*
*I'm sure both are very nice people.