Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Idle chatter

- Yesterday was the 67th anniversary of D-Day--arguably the most important battle in our country's history. Yet, no Saving Private Ryan, no The Longest Day, no special on The History Channel. What gives?

- Like a fly drawn to the light, I turned on The Bachelorette last night and watched for a bit. The boys had to appear at a comedy club and roast not only each other, but this season's bachelorette--ultra-perky Ashley. (Has there ever been a bachelorette on this ABC show who couldn't be described as "perky?") Wow...painful stuff.

- Quote of the day: Reese Witherspoon, accepting the Generation Award at the MTV Movie Awards, said, "I get it girls, that it's cool to be a bad girl. But, it is possible to make it in Hollywood without doing a reality show. When I came up in this business, if you made a sex tape, you were embarrassed and you hid it under your bed."

- Katie Couric's move to ABC has several implications. One, the demise of the afternoon soap opera will continue as ABC noted that it would give away General Hospital's 3 p.m. ET time slot to make room for Couric's new afternoon show. Two, Couric mentioned that she'd be happy to make appearances on Good Morning America which could be code for "I'll appear even more frequently on GMA, if you'd like." The network obviously hopes that Couric can take up the syndicated show slack left behind by the ending of Oprah.

- Country star Ronnie Dunn has released his first album since the demise of Brooks & Dunn, the power duo which topped the C&W charts for 20 years. Today's New York Times review of the album said it was "one of the year's most impressive country releases and a showcase for sounds and moods that rarely felt at home in Brooks & Dunn."

- It was a busy weekend here in K.C. town. The NASCAR boys were in for the truck race on Saturday and the Sprint Cup Series event on Sunday; it was First Fridays down in the Crossroads District and Jazzoo out at the Kansas City Zoo; the Prairie Village Art Fair took place and summertime crowds sweltered out at Kauffman Stadium to see the Royals and Twins.

- So, let me see if I have this straight--Representative Anthony Weiner of New York sent lewd photographs of himself, via Twitter, and didn't think he'd get caught!? People, people, people...if you post/text/send/tweet something, there is no magic eraser to make it go away.

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