Posts Tagged ‘Katie Couric’

Dear NeNe Leakes…

Tuesday, May 10th, 2011

SPOILER ALERT (for people who watch extremely popular reality shows 2 days after they air): Real Housewives of Atlanta‘s NeNe Leakes quit Celebrity Apprentice. UGH!!!! Right?? It was a real bummer because she truly was a joy to watch. As I’ve said before on this blog, I think more shows could benefit from the addition of catfights (ie. The CBS Evening News With Katie Couric) and Celebrity Apprentice proves once and for all that I’m a genius and all of my theories about popular culture are pretty much spot on. The constant battle between Star Jones and NeNe Leakes was one for the ages. Years from now, people will look back at this time period and ask (after inquiring about one’s stance on Twilight and late night TV hosts — firmly Teams Edward and Coco, for the record) “Team Nene or Team Star?”… and those of us who are sane enough to see that Star Jones is a horrible, horrible, conniving human being who thinks that just because she’s a lawyer she’s better than everyone (uh, news for you Star Jones, everyone hates lawyers; it’s not impressive — haven’t you seen a movie, like, EVER?… you guys are pretty much always the bad guys and universally reviled, PLUS — and maybe this is an even more important point — I know a lot of really dumb people who went to law school… sooooo, how about you zip yer lip with the whole “I’m a lawyer” B.S.)… we’ll band together and proudly declare: TEAM NENE!!!

Dear Katie Couric…

Wednesday, April 27th, 2011

Katie Couric is getting fired from CBS Evening News with Katie Couric (awkward since that’s the name and everything!) because nobody watched her (that’s not exactly how they’re spinning it, but that’s pretty much what went down.) I don’t think the problem was Katie… the problem is that by the time the evening news is on, all the news is old news. When I want the news I do what every tech-savvy person does and check my twitter timeline. Granted, I have to sort through Kim Kardashian’s play-by-play of her trip to the gym and ignore anything Kirstie Alley writes, but eventually I get some news out of someone. Like this morning I saw one of my friends tweet something about Obama releasing his birth certificate. How’s anyone over at CBS Evening News with Katie Couric supposed to compete with that 6 hours from now? Between now and 6:30pm, everybody’s going to hear that Obama released his birth certificate… CBS needs to give that news a little flair… kick it up a notch to get people tuning in. Why not do a crafts segment on how to make an origami swan out of your own birth certificate? Libyan rebels asking U.S. military leaders for armor and weapons? How about a DIY segment on how to make military grade explosives out of items laying around your garage?! OR, go a whole different route and add a catfight to the newscast. Have you guys seen the ratings for Real Housewives of New York? Through the roof! One of the most noticeable differences to me between CBS Evening News with Katie Couric and RHWoNY is the lack of catfights. Get Meredith Viera on the set one night… launch a glass of red one at her face… ratings gold! (Just ask Bravo)