Okay Girls, after admitting my Celebrity Apprentice guilty pleasure earlier this week, I’ve decided as your Cyber Main Gay that we need to super dish! There’s so much dishilicious gossip out there right now for us to sink our teeth into! I want to know what you think! Who do you love? What star is making you crazy? Who are you sick of hearing about? Who is your TV crush? Who do you feel sorry for? Is the Glee writing getting boring or is it just me?
Ready? 123-DISH!!!! Let’s do men first! My TV crush? Well there are two! Mike Rowe, on TLC’s “Dirty Jobs”, and Nathan Fillion, on ABC’s “Castle”. Hunky and Yummy, don’t you think? My man crushes are really fueled by their charm and humor. Although Mike Rowe has the bluest eyes ever! Remember girls that when handsome fades, smart and funny remain! My girl crushes? Amy Poehler on NBC’s Park & Recreation and Mariska Hargitay on Law & Order SVU. The same reasons as the guys! I’d choose funny every time but I love how assertive Mariska can be! Meow!! Who do I love? The future Princess of England Kate Middleton! I will be in front of the TV at 4am with my crown on and plenty of tissue to watch the Royal Wedding! I’m so impressed how Kate has handled herself under all that pressure. Not just the paparazzi, but having Queen Elizabeth as your Mother in law? Kate’s fashion choices have been beautiful! The wedding gown designer is a secret but I secretly hope that it’s the late Alexander McQueen. He was truly gifted. I hope that her marriage to Prince William is one where the fairy tale truly is ” Happily Ever After.” Who’s making me crazy and who am I tired of hearing about can be put together. Charlie Sheen. I miss “Two and a Half Men.” He’s a great actor. When he’s playing himself and “Winning” it makes me crazy. Or is it the redundant media coverage of Charlie that makes me crazy? OOPS! I’m the media too. Oh that Charlie Sheen! He made me write about him! It’s probably the “Tiger Blood. “Maybe I’m the one who’s crazy!
Who do I feel sorry for? Lindsey Lohan and Kirsty Alley. Now hear me out! I know some of you are going to say “Lindsey will get what she deserves” and “Kirsty lost all that weight on Jenny Craig and gained it all back?” Lindsey seemed very sincere and remorseful on Jay Leno. She wants another chance. I guess Kirsty does too! Putting herself out there every week on Dancing with the Stars? ! I wish them luck! I can’t help it! I love a comeback story.
Okay Girls! I’m all dished out! Let me hear from you! Who are your top picks? Can’t wait to dish!
Girls life is so short! Last night I’m reminded of this in a big sad way. As I am preparing my Betty column to launch my new book “blush: the unbelievably absurd diary of a gay beauty junkie”, http://www.amazon.com/blush-unbelievably-absurd-beautyjunkie/dp/1477508813 the universe decided that our fabulous Nora Ephron is needed elsewhere in the universe. I’m sad to say that the person who inspired me to actually become a writer and publish this book died yesterday. When I read the first post about her death I couldn’t believe it! A world without Nora? I sat, just starting forward into space, thinking how many times this one woman made me think, laugh, cry and gave me the courage to publish a book! There will be at least a million posts about Nora because she has changed our pop culture lives in so many ways! I’m always surprised when people don’t know that she created some the most fabulous movie classics that we Netflix like “When Harry Met Sally”, Sleepless in Seattle”, and “You’ve Got Mail”. Everyone will be writing about all of her incredible accomplishments, and rightly so. I want you to know that Nora was a champion of all things women and gave back to help girls become who they want to be. And yes, I’m one of those “girls”.
My great friend and business mentor Kathi Lutton got the chance to be with Nora at the 2010 Fortune Magazine “Most Powerful Women’s Conference”. Kathi mentors women from other countries, who are developing ideas and business concepts to empower women to change the world! Nora was of course there lending support, expertise and inspiration to these young women on the journey to make this planet a better place! I want you to know that Nora Ephron was a humanitarian and gave back to help other’s realize their own dreams. These pics from celebrity photographer Asa Mathat tell the story! Fortune mentee Susan Rammekwa is featured here in the pic! Susan was so grateful for all the love and advice that Nora gave so easily. It changed her life!
I will remember Nora for a million things, but mostly for her first and last books! My BFF Diana Kay Eaton had me reread Nora’s first books, “Crazy Salad” and “Heartburn” . These solidified my love of humorous, real writing that helped me complete “blush”. Finally, “I Feel Bad About My Neck” gave me the courage to be myself and find my voice in the world. Nora, I’m forever in your debt.
So girls, my hope is that Nora somehow gets the chance to read my book and send me a message from the cosmos that says “I’m proud of you kid!”
Tearfully I say goodbye.
Rest in peace Funny Girl.
I miss you already.