Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Worst "Reporter" Ever...

It bugs and boggles me to no end at how many so-called celebrity journalists I run into on red carpets and at press junkets and fan events have absolutely no idea who it is they are about to encounter and interview. I can pretend to understand not wanting to make the ever-revolving world of pop culture your entire life, but what I absolutely cannot condone is not doing a little research before you sit down with these people. If I were a celebrity, I would be offended, for example, if I was accosted by the X17 Online guy screaming out, as he does every. Single. TIME: "Just who the hell are you and why should I care?" That most certainly would not make me want to stop and chat for a five minute interlude with him, nor would I want to grace any of the reporters around him with my presence, just on the off-chance he was able to steal the shot and claim some of the quotes as his own.

I thought it was bad when the host (who shall remain nameless) of my college television station's nightly interview show ran out of questions for George Lucas (though how, I still can't figure out!) mid-way through her interview and actually admitted to him that she never even saw Star Wars. But that was before I saw this beautiful clip: Quick Fix: Do Pretty Women Date 'Fat'...

This ABC News reporter is way worse-- after all, he works for a "real" news outlet! In this interview with Jamie-Lynn Sigler (Entourage), he asks her an opinion on the possibility of life imitating art in her character's case: would hot female celebrities really date "fat nobodies" (though thankfully not in those exact words)? Um, does his assistant really hate him and conveniently "forget" to tell him that she and co-star Jerry Ferrara are actually dating?? And just why can't these people do a quick Google search of their own??? It takes two freakin' seconds!

Quick Fix: Do Pretty Women Date 'Fat'...

Interview Fail, dude. And in the immortal words of Chelsea Handler: WHAT...an ass!

2 comments:

Jamie said...

WOW! Seriously do a quick google search, or read her IMDB bio. I like how he tries to recover by being all "I don't read People or US Weekly." Well, I don't either and I knew they were dating. Do your research, douchebag!

danielletbd said...

I know, that's my point exactly. It drives me crazy, and this happens over and over. I could use a gig; hire me as a researcher or something!