Comment Box: Insider Insight and a Screech Update
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Do you remember around age 7 or 8 when you're mercilessly make fun of the kids in your class who didn't realize that Fonzi[e] wasn't real? They'd be angry and saying that they'd get the Six Million Dollar Man to beat you up and you'd just laugh at them because you'd just seen Lee Majors on the "Battle of the Network Stars?" I'm not saying kids don't confuse reality and television, but you know what? Those that did, got their butts kicked on the playground for being fools. -- Don comments on Tom & Jerry, Bad Influences?
I've sat next to Jeff Probst at film premieres, and even I think this is a dumb idea. Heck, it's the 21st century -- my family alone has more multi-racial members and can check 20 boxes on the census forms when we get together at Christmas. -- Will in Seattle on 'Survivor's' Dis-Integration
Will, thanks for taking the time to share your "insider" scoop. Who else have you sat next to and in the case of Jeff Probst, fake n' bake or real?
Seriously, though, I hear ya. I once stood awkwardly next to a wax replica of Elton John in Amsterdam after visiting a local, errr, establishment and, let me tell you, even I can see that releasing a hip-hop album would be a terrible mistake.
The lives of you and your families are at stake because the world is in turmoil and you go and waste your time talking about Britney Spears ,who doesn't pay your bills, doesn't know you and your problems, and probably would do nothing to help you if she knew! She's got her own if you haven't noticed! Wake up people! It's sad that intelligent and articulate people such as yourselves talk about someone who is not a part of reality, let alone rip each other's comments apart. What a waste of time!!! -- sfpresidio comments on A Message From You, Britney
Thank you, sfpresidio, for the much-needed intervention. Once again I've risked my family's well-being to indulge my sick celebrity addiction. Psych! Heading out now to pay the electric bill (since Britney apparently can't be bothered with it) so I don't miss "Celebrity Duets" tomorrow evening.
Shine on You Crazy Diamond
A quick update on Dustin Diamond (aka "Screech"): A few weeks ago, I vowed to try to get in touch with Double D to find out if he saved his house from foreclosure. My e-mails and calls have not been returned, but ManiaTV ("The world's first Internet-based television network" and current home of Tom Green (remember him?)) committed to hosting a five-hour Diamond "telethon" to raise money for the effort. Smelling "publicity stunt" and doubting that Diamond's house was at all in jeopardy, the telethon was canceled just 90 minutes before it was set to air. Also, his Web site seems to have disappeared.
Finally, a big thank you to Proxl for updating us on the whereabouts of the "Brady Bunch's" adorable Cousin Oliver, aka Robbie Rist. At least as of July 2005, he seemed to be very busy with several bands and his own voice-over school. I'm trying to get in touch with Robbie for more recent news. Stay tuned.
| August 28, 2006; 10:42 AM ET
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