Wednesday Morning Open Thread: Highs and Lows
Congrats to Melissa Rycroft and Tony Dovolani for winning the mirror ball trophy on Dancing With the Stars. Melissa is a terrific dancer -- I thought she should have won in 2009. This season, I only watched the last two shows since I boycotted DWTS due to Bristol Palin being on again, but I've watched Melissa dance enough over the years to believe she deserved it.
Also fun on last night's show: the Gangnam Style number . Psy is up to 831 million views of Gangnam Style today. More power to him. [More...]
Another winner: Dannielyn Burkhart, Anna Nicole Smith's stunning, now 6 year old daughter. She will be the face of the Guess Kids campaign starting in January. She's certainly got the face and personality for it. The ads are terrific, very tatesful, and it's her idea -- she's having the time of her life. She's a perfect fit for the work. The Busy-body mamas of other people's kids who are concerned need to keep their Nanny State feelings to themselves.
Larger version here.
In the "low" department, Tampa housewife Jill Kelley's lawyer is "fighting back", sending out three letters: One went to the Justice Department, asking if they plan on investigating the source of the official who leaked her name; the second is to the Florida Bar complaining about lawyer Barry Cohen's public statements about her; and the third is to Adam Victor who told the media about the fee she was asking for if his business deal with South Korea went through.
Too little, too late, in my opinion. Public perception of Ms. Kelley is unlikely to turn around. Her lawyer asks Mr. Victor if he was motivated by getting 15 minutes of fame. Pretty ironic statement, since according to media reports, his client's last ten years have been spent getting 15 minutes of fame. I suspect it's Jill Kelley, not Mr. Victor, whose 15 minutes are up.
In other low news, Dominique Strauss-Kahn finds out tomorrow if p*mping charges will be dismissed against him in France. From what I've read, I think they will be. The "low" is that his wife has left him, and he's still in the civil suit by the hotel maid in New York. Another example of how damaging it can be when the press blasts high and low you've been accused of a crime. Our guilt-hungry public eats it up and you lose even when ultimately you win the case.
This is an open thread, all topics welcome.
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