‘BEST’ SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A SCANDAL…
Ever alert to celebrity trends, we note a new Sub-Celebrity Life Form raising its head above the boggy muck: Supporting Actors in Scandals who cash in on their roles for their own disgrace-driven 15 minutes.
Here on the blog, we use the term Balloon Boy Celebrity for those generally talentless celeb.s who rise from thin air and/or Reality TV to 15-minute fame before popping and vanishing. These celeb.s may create their own scandals but aren’t born from existing scandal sludge.
Last week alone, David Letterman’s Blackmailer was found guilty. John Edwards Enablers Andrew Young and his wife found they face possible jail time. (Does anyone understand why? Because they ‘withheld’ the Edwards sex tape? Shouldn’t they be thanked for that?) In any case, they can pay their legal bills with new ill-gotten gains. No, they didn’t find another Love Child to claim.
But Young– Edwards’ infamous ‘beard’ who claimed paternity of Edwards’ baby with Rielle Hunter– has come out with his side of the sordid story in THE POLITICIAN. Plus, Eliot Spitzer’s former confidante– more an Onlooker than Enabler to Spitzer’s trainwreck– serves up his own scandal-saga book which Spitzer & co. denounce.
Who are your nominees for ‘Best’ supporting player in a scandal? Are there any I am missing or mentally blocking? And is there any hope of nipping this new blackmailing black-’bearded’ breed in the bud? (Note to Book Publishers: I personally know dozens of young authors more worthy of publication than Andrew Young…)
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