Anna Nicole Smith died on February 8, 2007, so she’s been deceased for 10 weeks now.
Entertainment Tonight airs weeknights here right after the 6:00pm news.
I try not to watch Entertainment Tonight, preferring to watch a Seinfeld episode instead. In my opinion, Seinfeld features the only stars I’m interested in seeing, however, I occasionally see the lead story on ET if I’m not quick enough to switch the channel.
Of course, it was normal to see Anna Nicole lead stories on ET right after she died. She was a star, don’tcha know? And then there was the whole autopsy and burial fiasco which seemed to go on for weeks.
At first, we didn’t notice it, and now I wish we had kept track, because I swear that the lead story on ET has been some manifestation of the ANS story every night for the last 10 weeks. Lately, Dannilynne (or whatever her name is) is leading – but it’s still an ANS story if you ask me. This brat wouldn’t even be famous if her mother hadn’t been such a big
invented phenomenon/golddigger “star.” A couple of weeks ago, as a joke, Ken and I started trying to guess what the lead ET story would be.
“Anna Nicole Smith!” I’d say. “Aw, you’re probably right,” Ken would reply.
And every night, it’s been ANS or Dannilynn, or Larry Birkhead, or Howard K Stern, or her white trash no count momma, or her white trash no count step-sister, or the coroner, or the doctor who prescribed her drugs, etc, etc, etc. I keep hoping that SURELY BY NOW the story would be stale – but noooo.
On Monday, after the VT shootings, I thought they’d say something about that tragedy although it’s not really entertainment news – just to show some humanity, you know?
Oh hell no. Dannilynne led yet again.
Tonight’s lead story? You guessed it! Fresh from the ET website –
Larry Birkhead’s surprise attack on tabloid rumors, and Virgie tonight on ET! (and in case you were wondering, Virgie is ANS’s no count white trash mamma).
And thus we start week 11 since ANS died. How much longer can the madness continue? Stay tuned.
On another note, I’ll be going to see David Sedaris read Friday night. If you don’t know who he is, you’re missing the best humorous essayist on the planet – in my humble opinion. Yes, he’s even funnier than me, but hell – he writes for a living. I guess if I had to write like my life depended on it, I’d be a helluva lot better than THIS, believe me. Anyway, the only thing better than reading David’s essays are hearing him read them himself. If he wasn’t gay, I’d consider throwing my phone number (or my panties) onstage. Check out some of his New Yorker pieces. You won’t be disappointed.