Friday, June 04, 2004

A Little of the Old In and Out: The Corsair Special Birthday Edition

In: Me. It's my birthday, silly. Obvs.

Out: Apparently, according to Page Six, Terry McCauliffe is on the outs even though, on paper, he is very much on the ins:

"WE weren't totally accurate in predicting three months ago that Sen. John Kerry would dump Terry McAuliffe as chairman of the Democratic National Committee. McAuliffe continues to hold the title. But sources say Kerry has installed John Sasso, a loyalist from Boston, as his key man at the DNC. "No checks are written until Sasso signs off. No decisions are made until Sasso says so," said one Democrat. 'Terry McAuliffe was told to take it, or take a hike. And he's taking it.' McAuliffe, a multimillionaire from Syracuse, was hand-picked by Bill Clinton and has remained under the influence of Sen. Hillary Clinton. Sasso was a top advisor to Michael Dukakis and then a lobbyist in Beantown. 'He is totally loyal to Kerry,' said our source."

Page Six plays serious hardball. Those guys are serious as a heart attack, and we love them for it. McCauliffe was a pussyboy besides. Expect McCauliffe to resign from humiliation Page Six style in the near future.

In: menu=">Kate Beckinsale, a hottie, to be sure. According to Ananova:

"Kate Beckinsale says she was made to feel ugly on the set of Pearl Harbour.

"She says she hated the Pearl Harbor experience because she was made to feel ugly by the movie moguls behind the blockbuster.

"Kate says her insecurities began when director Michael Bay bluntly explained she was picked for the film because she wasn't beautiful.

"The actress says, 'It freaked me out because I was so pleased with myself, having lost the 70 pounds after my pregnancy.

"'I wasn't exactly what they had in mind, and when they publicised the movie, Michael would continue to say, We cast Kate because she wasn't too attractive.

"'I did find that quite upsetting and my self-esteem took a real blow from it... I became quite insecure because I was told a lot that I wasn't pretty enough.'"

(Ed Note: Michael Bay is a typical Hollywood picklehead.)

"However, she says she got support from co-star Ben Affleck.

"She said: 'Ben Affleck was very open about it. This is what goes on, he said, and I really needed somebody to tell me it wasn't just me.'"

Wow, Ben Affleck get his first piece of good press in a while.

Out: Creed has officially broke up, according to the always excellent Scott's Stereogum. Thank God, I will never have to hear the goadawful "with arms wide open ..." again.

In: Miu Von Furstenberg says goodbye to Our Amanda Hesser, the punching bag of the blogopshere, to the tune of "Candle in the Wind":

"Goodbye Amanda H
Though I never knew you at all
You had the audacity to write reviews
While those around you balked
They crawled out of the woodwork
And they whispered that you were lame
They set you on the treadmill
Made you hang your head in shame

"And it seems to me you lived your life
Like a breadstick in the basket
Never knowing who to cling to
When the backlash set in
And I would have liked to have known you
Oh who am I to kid
Your talent burned out long before
Your Masa review ever hit"

More of marvelous Miu here.

Out: Representative Mike Thompson exits the House Agricultural committee to make room for the Democratic Party's newest superstar, Stephanie Herseth, according to

"Rep. Mike Thompson (D-Calif.) has stepped down from his seat on the House Agriculture Committee to make room for newly elected Rep. Stephanie Herseth (D-S.D.).

"Thompson said he contacted House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi�s (D-Calif.) office Wednesday, letting his party�s leadership know that he would happily volunteer to relinquish his slot.

"Thompson, also a member of the House Budget Committee, had a waiver to serve on Agriculture and was therefore a natural to leave the panel.

"'She�s our newest colleague and she needed a seat,' Thompson told The Hill. 'I volunteered.'"

And, of course, a seat on Agriculture for South Dakota is of infinite importance. This entrenches her, gives her the ability to bring home the bacon for South Dakota, and makes her harder for the Republicans to beat. That, ladies and gentlemen, is hardball.

And, finally In: Ultragrrrl is having a ferocious debate on her site as to who is cooler Lloyd Dobler from Say Anything or Steff McKee, from Pretty in Pink. I say Steff. That man was pure unadulterated, reptilian predatory evil. But in a cool way.

1 comment:

The Corsair said...

Thank you, my dear ;-)