A trip to Ann Arbor today, and what a pleasure it was — the trip, that is. Could this be Detroit? This smooth, rut-free highway, the clean-swept shoulders, the embankments kept free of trash by what appears to be a squadron of orange-suited workers? Are there no lane closures? What is this thing called I-94? I don’t recognize it.
All I have to say is: We should have a Super Bowl every year. It sure lights a fire under public-works projects.
The local slogan for all this is “The world is coming.” Well, come on in, world. At least the trip from the airport will be nice.
So, I see Oprah isn’t so dumb after all:
She added that she believed “I made a mistake” when she said that the truth of the book mattered less than its story of redemption.
In a live broadcast of “The Oprah Winfrey Show” from her studios in Chicago in which she interviewed Mr. Frey, Ms. Winfrey apologized to her audience for her call to “Larry King Live” earlier this month defending the author. Today, Ms. Winfrey, alternately fighting back tears and displaying vivid anger, berated Mr. Frey for duping her and her audience.
Well, I bet that was pleasant. You cross Oprah, you’re going to pull back a bloody stump.
Oh, and look! There’s video! The O looks majorly pissed.
Good for the O. She knows how to do the full reversal with her head held high. Maybe because she now holds the head of James Frey on a platter.
I was once a passenger in a car going very, very fast. The car was pulled over. As the trooper approached the driver’s-side window, another passenger said, “Tell him the accelerator stuck! Tell him the accelerator stuck!”
The trooper walked up. Asked for license, registration and what the hell.
“The accelerator stuck,” my friend the driver said. You can imagine how this encounter turned out. So it was with a chuckle that I see Defamer has Joaquin Phoenix’s number. After noting that the young actor was in a “serious car accident” after “his brakes went out,” the D noted:
We were comforted by his flack’s statement, even knowing full well that when a publicist says a celebrity client’s “brakes went out,�? it’s basically the car accident equivalent of telling you they were hospitalized for “exhaustion.�?
Well, folks, that does it for me tonight. Have a swell weekend.