Mean Betty: Is Sarah Palin Going Hollywood?
The beauty queen from Wasilla and her entourage were reportedly like “locusts” at the Oscars gifting suite. Plus: a Sarah Palin reality show? Be still Mean Betty’s heart!
Oh Sarah, Sarah, Sarah. It’s going to be hard to keep the moral high ground over the Babylon that is Hollywood if you keep going at this rate! Apparently the former Governor-turned Fox commentator / amateur standup comedian had a grand old time at the famed Oscar gifting suite. Various sources, including the Los Angeles Times and E! Online are calling her “grabby” and have compared her entourage to “locusts.”
Is this just the mean old liberal media making fun of their favorite target … or is – gasp! – Sarah Palin going Hollywood?
From E! Online:
“They were like locusts,” says one vendor at the suite, regarding Palin and her large group of hangers-on. “She showed up with like 20 people, and they immediately swarmed the place taking everything!”
We’re told Palin was quite the prima donna and that she insisted the suite be opened two hours early so she could come when no looky-loos would be around.
“They told us last minute to get here superearly for [Palin],” says our rightfully annoyed source. “Then, she wouldn’t let anyone take her picture or do any interviews.”
Sarah darling, if you’re going to keep up on the stream of luxurious freebies that comes along with celebrityhood, you must learn the number one rule of gifting suites – they’re only there to garner publicity for the vendors. Photos are de rigueur!
According to HuffingtonPost.com, Sarah’s haul included United Hair Care products, jewels from Pascal Mouawad, Skagen watches, 40 (yes, 40) pairs of AIAIAI earphones, a blue Kenya robe from designer Jenna Leigh, facewash, a pair of foam Bandal sandals and a blowout for Willow Palin from Erick Orellana of the Chris McMillan Salon (Jennifer Aniston’s go-to hair guy). PopEater.com reports a source at the gifting suit said Sarah “kind of cleaned the place out.”
Une question: What exactly was Sarah doing at the Oscars suite in the first place? Is she up for an award Mean Betty is not aware of?
Of course, to be fair, Sarah did present a check for $1,700 – a donation to the Red Cross Haiti relief effort. But, reportedly, she’s supposed to donate all her loot to the cause as well and E! Online insists, “We can assure you she did not give up any of her swag.”
Mean Betty understands the thrill of swag – Mean Betty, as you darling readers can surely imagine, has been to plenty of chi chi events where goody bags full of expensive treats are pressed into one’s eager little claws. But Sarah is going to have to learn to resist – unless she’s ready to throw in the towel and go full-blown Hollywood!
Speaking of full-blown Hollywood … just what was Sarah doing in Los Angeles? Well, of course, she had to tape The Tonight Show. And then she was off to meetings with none other than reality producer Mark Burnett. Yes kittens, as in reality TV. We have Mark Burnett to thank for Survivor, The Apprentice, and the upcoming Audrina Patridge show on MTV. A perfect partner for Sarah Palin! Entertainment Weekly says Sarah and Mark are pitching an “Alaska Docu-Drama” to various networks.
Well, we always knew there was a little Hollywood in Sarah Palin. That gorgeous face! That hair! Those sparkly red toenails! And a reality show? It’s the obvious next step with such a cast of characters, don’t you agree? Mean Betty has said it before and she’ll say it again … the world is waiting for As Wasilla Turns.