Celebrity Justice


The lure of TV exposure, no matter how deleterious to one’s persona, is strong indeed. I’ve never understood why one would agree to rehash on national TV his or her misdeeds as a means to re-build a broken image. Take, for example, the latest example of a celebrity low-life who has been awarded a TV show. Landing this new starring role wasn’t based on musical talent, but rather on jail time served, drug use and wife-beating. (No Tara, not you.) When will we see Joey Buttafuoco and Jennifer Wilbanks sharing a house on the beach in prime time? I guess this is what America craves, and thus what TV programmers are happy to serve up.