Well, I got most of it right ! NBC, not ABC, is the network that has an interview with Paris Hilton in place, as I previously reported. I wasn't far offbase, because NBC outbid ABC for this very unimportant right. A deal is in place for Paris to receive One Million dollars to do an interview next week with Meridith Viera on the Today show. She made sure that Meridith was the interviewer and not Matt Lauer, who has not spoken too kindly about Paris lately. All of NBC is on alert and they have a code word (ROME..but don't tell anyone) ) for the proposed interview when and if the event takes place.
ABC had a possible deal working after Paris' telephone conversation with Babwa Wawa for "The View", but they fell short in their bid for the interview. This puts ABC in the same category (Asshole) as NBC, but a few dollars short. The responses, reactions and comments about the interview has been defined as "outrageous"
Supposedly, none of the major networks "pay" for interviews, as it runs contrary to their moral positions. But, it is well known and documented that they do pay or purchase licensing fees, videos and pictures, not to mention concerts. Then, miraculously, the celebrity shows up and does an interview.
I really do not put any blame on Paris Hilton for accepting monies if some idiot wants to pay it. I do, however, heavily blame any network, and especially NBC, for paying monies to someone who is getting out of jail for drunken driving. First and foremost, it sends the wrong message to teenagers and encourages this type of behavior. As we all know, not everyone arrested and sent to jail gets this type of treatment and remuneration.
So, whether this proposed interview takes place or not, and because of the fact that NBC attempted to arrange this interview, I formally nominate NBC for the Cat Ass Trophy award for "Asshole of the Week". Any comments, suggestions or new nominations are greatly appreciated ! The winner will be announced tomorrow.
The Pictures: Precious and Meridith Viera, Francis the Talking Mule (Who? you're too young. We're the same age! Oh...right!), Some new Asian computerized toilets (yeah, computerized), and.......... well, you know !
It's Friday and we'll be partying tonight at Krystel's Restaurant and Nightclub. Hopefully, I'll be able to get Melina's camera again and get some more good pictures of AREA 51. I'll let you know tomorrow when I came out of my coma.
This Date In History: 1938; Heavyweight Boxer, Joe Louis, knocks out champion Max Schmelling in the first round of their championship rematch. 1941; Germany invades Russia. 1944; President Franklin D. Roosevelt signs the Servicemen's Readjustment Act known as the G.I. Bill of Rights.
Birthdays: Carl Hubbell, baseball player (1903), Diane Feinstein, U.S. Senator (1933), Meryl Streep, actress (1940).
The Hits Just Keep On Coming: Lessons In Philosophy - Part III
One nice thing about egotists is that they don't talk about other people. Do infants enjoy infancy as much as adults enjoy adultery? What was the best thing before sliced bread? How is it possible to have a civil war? If one synchronized swimmer drowns, do the rest drown too? Whose cruel idea was to have the word "lisp" with an "S" in it? If you try to fail and succeed, what have you done? If you ate both pasta and antipasta, would you still be hungry? Why aren't hemmorhoids called "assterhoids"? Does the Little Mermaid wear an algebra? Why is it called "tourist season" if we can't shoot them? Why is there an expiration date on sour cream? Can an athiest get insurance against "Acts of God"? If you spin an oriental man around in circles will be become disoriented?
That's it for today, my little interviewers. The C.A.T. Award winer and more, tomorrow. See you tonight at Krystel's.
Stay Tuned !