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Monday, January 15, 2007

Is it just me, or is it NOT news that Rosie O'Donnell and Donald Trump are in a fight? First off, I wouldn't watch the View if you stapled me to the chair. I cannot stand to watch people in conflict and that show is women yelling over each other. Hate that! If it's going to be conflict, give me smart conflict like the Charlie Rose show. Or reality TV conflict, like Simon & Paula going at it. Rosie talking about Trump's comb over? Trump calling Rosie an animal? I need this in my life, why?

Today, I was listening to the Hannity show on the radio and I had to hear it. We've got people in Iraq, Pelosi making laws about minimum wage and Hannity is taking his political show where? Okay, I'll admit, I will seek crap stories out. I'm not above wondering why Justin Timberlake broke up with Cameron Diaz. Bring it on, but high-profile people calling each other names? People who should know better? I'm embarrassed for them. I want to bury my head in the sand until it goes away. Make it stop!!!
Faith, Froth & a California Attitude
posted at 11:46 PM  
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At 8:02 AM, Blogger Dana said...

LOL! A survey was done about the Rosie/Donald thing asking if people agreed with her, him, or wanted both of them to shut up. Shows you how smart we really are - the vast majority wanted them to shut up. I, for one, don't at all care what they have to say. I heard that Donald called Rosie fat. Are we in junior high here? Oh yeah. Well your hair looks stupid. Pulease....

At 9:01 AM, Blogger Diann Hunt said...

ROTFLOL! You nailed it, Kristin!

At 9:21 AM, Blogger Kristy Dykes said...

Great post, K.

You said,
"...high-profile people calling each other names? People who should know better? I'm embarrassed for them. I want to bury my head in the sand..."

K: Relax. It's all a P.R. move. I smelled it from the beginning. The Trump wants to increase his ratings on his new season of The Apprentice, and Rosie, since her last show was a bomb, wants to make good on The View (which I don't watch). Finally, today, a journalist confirmed this in our newspaper (or at least his opinion of it).

What a joke.

Sadly, the American public loves a fight, well, not just Americans...anybody, I suppose, and they've loved this fight because the figures are so famous.

With my promo queen brain, it gets me to thinking about promoting our novels with this method...hmmm...two authors in a spar...I won't even go there...ridiculous. I guess. :) It's sure getting some mileage for The Donald and Rosie.

At 10:10 AM, Blogger Kristin said...

I majored in advertising, I understand it's excellent for ratings, but at what cost? Rosie's such an angry woman though, I don't think she's playing it as smart as Trump, sadly. He's having fun with it. SCARES ME!

At 10:34 AM, Blogger Jaime said...

I haven't been following it too closely becuase I'm with you Kristin. In fact, I can't even watch Oprah because the audience doesn't stop screaming long enough to let her talk. (if she had anything to say that I cared to hear that is).

Anyway, off that rabbit trail, I DO have to admit it is kind of freaky to see how much fun Donald Trump is having name calling and verablly sparring. I think deep inside, he really is a redneck who wants to wear flannel, throw back and beer, and have a brawl. He'd need a buzz cut to truly fit the part though.

Oh, well... just my demented view this strange morning of my life ...

At 10:40 AM, Blogger Winter said...

I must agree. Every time any talk of this ridiculas "show boat" comes on I change channels.

My husband is over in Iraq, do you think they really care what Trump and Rosie have to say? Nope, they're more worried how the "troop surge" is going to effect them.

At 12:58 PM, Blogger Jaime said...

thanks to you and your husband for your sacrifices!! A much more newsworthy topic

At 1:44 PM, Blogger Malia Spencer said...

I could care less what Donald and Rosie do, but I admit I'd like to know the story behind JRT and Cameron. LOL

Donald's just into his world domination thing. I went to a birthday party at a hotel in Waikiki the other day and across the street from it is a Trump Tower of 432 luxury condos being built. Wonder where they're going to get enough parking for that building? It's scarce as it is. The last thing that area needs is more traffic. What were our city officials thinking to zone for that? They pulled down two small boutique hotels and a decently priced restaurant to put up that? Give me small hotels any day to a mega tower!

At 2:04 PM, Blogger ~ Brandilyn Collins said...

Kristin--it's incredible marketing. I think this is what it's all about. It may be sickening (and it is to me, too), but it gets people talking--both about The View and about Donald Trump. I'll bet The View's ratings have gone up, as people are just waiting to see what ol' Rosie will say next. As with the Donald Trump thing with Miss Universe--pure marketing. The question is--why does Donald Trump think he needs it? Seems to me I've heard he's sitting on a few $$ already.

At 10:22 AM, Blogger Tina said...

Hmmm. Incredible Marketing. Brandilyn has a point. It's sick, but probably true.

At 9:26 AM, Blogger Kristy Dykes said...

Ooh, I like Brandilyn's term, Incredible Marketing, sorta like Randy I.'s Tiger Marketing.


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Kristin Billerbeck is a proud Californian, wife, mother of four, and connoisseur of the irrelevant. She writes Christian Chick Lit; where she finds need for most of the useless facts lulling about in her head.

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