Intro for September 19, 2012
You were just thinking that it’d been too long, maybe a couple of weeks?, between Lindsay Lohan arrests, weren’t you? Or was it that she couldn’t stand that Amanda Bynes was dominating all the vehicular criminal activity?
Wait, wait, wait for it: of course it’s not her fault and of course there will be an excuse. All she ever does is stand around innocently and people and objects just throw themselves, guiltily, at her car. It all went down at 2:30am last night. Which reminds me of something Jim Rome always says -- nothing good ever happens at 2:30am. Especially not when Lindsay Lohan’s driving a Porsche around...in NEW YORK. Why is she driving in New York anyway?
It’s been 7 years since On Beauty, the #1 book on my All Time Reads List. So have you finished Zadie Smith’s new book NW yet? I haven’t started because of TIFF. In fact, I don’t even have it. But on purpose. Have decided it’ll be my first purchase at Powell’s in Portland this weekend. Then maybe I’ll buy something greasy from a food truck (as I’ve learned from many of you the last few days, Portland is famous for food trucks) and go squat under a tree and start reading. What? I like to direct my own movie scenes.
But am I stupid for preferring Smith’s profile of Eminem in 2005 for Vibe (click here to read it) over her recent piece on Jay-Z in the NYT. One more thing -- if you’ve never, find time to watch her on Charlie Rose.
Yours in gossip,
PS. I tried bison heart at Charcut in Calgary and it may have changed the way I feel about steak. Click here for my review, the last of the Faculty Of Celebrity Studies restaurant visits, at the vitaminwater tumblr.