Mrs. Geek wishes me to (somewhat playfully) report that I showed what Steve Martin calls "big, dumb male" tendencies in discussing Kimberly Guilfoyle Newsom. You see, I, like nearly every major news outlet, more or less started my description of Ms. Guilfoyle's career with her stint as a lingerie model for Victoria's Secret. Ms. Guilfoyle evidently used the money from modeling to pay her way through law school at the University of San Francisco -- which I hear is a prestigious Jesuit institution. She then went on to become an assistant district attorney, only to gain some national profile with that "dog mauling" case that hit the national news wires a few years back. This is what brought her to the attention of Court TV, CNN, and MSNBC where she has appeared as a legal analyst.
In spite of her other achievements, I chose to describe her has simply a "former Victoria's Secret Model" and "currently a legal analyst on Court TV." I now consider myself spanked for violating the modern standards of Political Correctness in social discourse. I apologize for my incorrect phallocentric concentration on the visual and superficial.
In other news, I see that Brad Pitt and Jennifer Anniston are splitting. As with the Newsom's, I can only say: duh! I haven't been avidly keeping up with the tabloid speculation regarding Mr. Pitt and Ms. Anniston but, I recall hearing mention of two things about their relationship: issues around having children (he wants now, she wants to wait) and time together (they've mostly been seeing each other on film shoots for the last few years.) Regarding kids, I have to ask "why didn't you dicuss this before getting married?!?" As for the career, don't they know better than spend so much time apart? Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward have been together for about 50 years, now... and they live quietly away from Hollywood. Certainly Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson appear to be going strong for 20 years and they have a definite quiet home life... ditto for Steven Spielberg and Kate Capshaw. Shouldn't more Hollywood couples take a lesson from that?
on 2005-01-08 at 11:39 a.m.
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