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Wednesday, November 08, 2006

What the frak?!

Yesterday,as I was watching Judge Judy(one of my favorite daytime purveyors of justice and the verbal smackdown),there was a news update scrawled at the bottom of the scene that started"This just in...". Usually when you see that on daytime tv,it's followed up with info like"A major storm is about to hit the area"or "An arrest has been made",something important like that. However,the big news flash here was "Britney Spears has just filed for divorce from Keven Federline." As Kyle's mom would say"What what what!!"

This is breaking news,on CBS of all places? CBS,with Walter Kronkite,Dan Rather and now Katie"Cutie" Couric? If I was watching MTV or E!,that qualifies there as a major story worth announcing during regular programming but CBS?! Let's see,what other news stories were around yesterday...an arrest was made in the alledged suicide of indie actress Adrienne Shelly who turned out to be a murder victim,we're still fighting in a war overseas and oh,there's a big election going on but hey,Britney and K-Fed breaking up is top priority,people!

I love celeb news(not enough to see Anna Nicole Smith slobber all over herself as she sells her emotional woes)as much as the next gal but there are appropriate times and places for that stuff to be indulged in. The Reese & Ryan split-up didn't get bottom screen scrawl on a major network and Witherspoon's an Oscar winner. What gives?

Speaking of appropriate behavior,musicians are getting a bad rap for poor sportsmanship lately,with Kayne West blowing up at the MTV Europe Awards due to not winning Best Video(even tho he had recieved an award earlier in the show)and interrupting another band's speech to complain about his loss:

At the Country Music Awards recently,Faith Hill was on camera as the nominees were announced for Best Female Vocalist and when Carrie Underwood won,she seemed to not take it very well. See for yourself:

This is not cool,guys. Winning isn't everything and it really shows what your character is made of when you accept a defeat as well as a victory. Most are claiming that Faith Hill was just kidding or saying that Carrie Underwood didn't even deserve to win in the first place. Faith Hill's website has a statement about this that says"The idea that I would act disrespectful towards a fellow musician is unimaginable to me,"... "For this to become a focus of attention given the talent gathered is utterly ridiculous. Carrie is a talented and deserving Female Vocalist of The Year." Ok,Faith but either you're an undiscovered bad actress or can't pull off a knock-knock joke to save your life because that looked pretty authentic to me.

There's not much I can say to Kanye,who has a severe case of foot-in-mouth disorder with delusions of grandeur as a side order of fries. He reminds me of Montana Max from the Tiny Toons Adventures show,with all his preening and posturings about the wonder that is him and his music:

Ego run rampant is not attractive and can really turn off even the most dedicated fans of any artist. It would be nice to see humility come back into style but that's as likely as Ben & Jerry putting out bacon/avocado ice cream or Madonna realizing that she's not a good author of children's books. Then again,stranger things have happened so keep hope alive,etiquette lovers!


Pop Culture Diva said...

Kanye is too full of himself. If he's such an talented artist why is he so wrapped up in winning awards. He should be worried about the craft.
I believe that Faith was joking. It seems out of character for her to be really angry. Carrie Underwood is having the best week ever. She beat out all of the ladies that she paid tribute to in American Idol when she sang their songs, especially Martina McBride.

lady t said...

I'm willing to give Faith the benefit of the doubt,since I haven't heard of her doing stuff like throwing phones at people:) Carrie Underwood is a talented gal-glad to see her do well in after AI life.

Robin Brande said...

I've watched that Faith clip several times, and it's clear to me that it didn't register at first that she hadn't won. She was smiling and raising her arms because she assumed they had just read her name. Then when she realized it was Carrie, she gave a natural, unfiltered reaction.

Her people's attempts to explain it away crack me up. We're all human, and what we saw was a human moment of shock and disappointment.