Dr. Bill Cosby with the staff of NEPR.
Quite frankly, Bill Cosby is a crank and thoroughly insane. His schtick is so wearisome that I tune out my local NPR station because they call upon him way too much to help raise funds. The “Cos” owns a home out here in Western MA, which I guess is the license everyone uses to wrangle him into public appearances.
Uh, oh. Bator’s got a new obsession. And she’s soooo young. This time it’s the new local NPR reporter (WFCR), Leanna First-Arai. With that kind of name, do you blame me? I had the opportunity to do a press junket with her. Have you ever seen a hottie in the broadcasting biz? Well, this woman looks like Lindsay Lohan, pre-Botox and coke. Plus, her personality was totally dude-friendly.
My daughter will want a Carl Kasell “Little Thinker Doll.” How long will it take her to ask me for one?
Jack Black, on comedian stereotypes: “The real challenge is if you don’t look super sexy, like a Brad Pitt, you’re going to have to try harder. You’re going to have to make up for it in other ways. You’re going to have to charm the pants of them. You’re going to have to make them laugh. But those are good hoops to have to jump through. You’re going to have to do some writing. Let’s face it, the great comedians now that are handicapped in the looks department are tremendous writers.” [full interview here]
Weird Crush #1,016
Zoe Chace, Planet Money (NPR)
Maybe it’s her voice, or something. I dunno. I’m guessing she loves girls.
Of all people, Ken Tucker should understand that there is an order to ambition and earning credibility for some talent — Lana (or Lizzie Grant) has chosen to bypass acquiring the requisite chops and gone straight for the dessert table. It’s pretty simple. Plus, she’s got a Barbie doll pussy.
Ken Tucker says “There’s something weirdly mean about all the negative press Lana Del Rey has received before Born To Die was even released. It’s like high-school level meanness, directed at someone who wants to be a star and is really going for it. It’s like being punished for ambition.”