Should We Stop Reporting On Octo-Mom?
As porn companies battle over Octo-mom, we wonder if it’s time to put a lid on it
Hmmmm … a chance to prove ourselves holier than thou vs. continued expression of shock and awe at the ever-fascinating (and seemingly endless) Octo-mom saga. Decisions, decisions!
On one hand, being a lady of class and virtue, Mean Betty does concede that entertainment reporter Billy Bush has a point. Oh, did you miss that? Allow Mean Betty to illuminate! According to Billy (paragon of journalistic integrity), Access Hollywood (paragon of straight-news reporting) is no longer going to report on the antics of one Nadya Suleman. After wrapping up a juicy little tidbit about Lindsay Lohan and Samantha Ronson’s latest spat, Billy announced:
“Before we go, let me tell you why going forward we are not going to cover the octo-mom: It’s gross … Now some of our illustrious media are showcasing smackdowns and faceoffs with Nadya and her mom while denying that they have paid her big money to do this. If they have, it’s just short-term money in her hands. If octo-mom makes news with a movie of the week or reality show, heaven forbid, we might just have to report it. We will not reward it.”
Now, that does give Mean Betty pause. Are we rewarding Octo-mom for her outrageous and unconscionable behavior? Are we merely adding fuel to the fire that keeps Nadya and her wacked-out parents in the national spotlight, thus allowing her to profit from her publicity?
What do YOU think, dear readers … should we stop writing about this story? CAN WE POSSIBLY RESIST???
Well, you mull that over for a bit dears, but, since we’re here anyway … we might as well make a day out of it and give you the latest. We can solemnly swear that NO money is changing hands here – not even enough for one measly little acrylic fill.
Surely you heard yesterday that Nadya had been offered $1 million to star in a porn by Vivid Entertainment — and they’ll throw in health benefits if she become a “contract girl.” Well, there’s certainly a vivid thought. Now, TMZ (bless their black little hearts) has obtained a letter from Pink Visual, a RIVAL PORN COMPANY “WITH A CONSCIENCE” who is offering Nadya a year’s supply of diapers if she turns down Vivid’s offer.
Mean Betty begs you … could Jerry Springer MAKE THIS UP?
As Pink Visual so solemnly warns, if Nadya accepts the porn offer, she “will become the subject of endless ridicule and scorn.”
Heavens, we wouldn’t want that to happen!
Meanwhile, of course, Dr. Phil has jumped into the mix, giving The Early Show a taste of his upcoming interview (tune in Thursday!) with the woman he cleverly assesses as being “a very confused young woman.”
” … The best option is to try and work out a solution in place. And that means that we can’t turn our back on these 14 innocent children. I think she needs money, I think she needs volunteer manpower, I think she needs some of the corporate folks that often step up, whether it’s diaper companies, baby food companies, those sorts of things, to say, ‘I’m not going to turn my back on the 14 children.'”
Dearies, one thing is certain. Nadya Suleman is the gift that will keep on giving as far as the media industry is concerned. What does that say about our culture, our society? Who knows … Mean Betty can’t answer that question (she’s too busy wondering what will happen next … a Playboy offer? A marriage proposal from Joe Francis? Is anything too bizarre to contemplate?).
But she does know that Page Six’s Cindy Adams hit the nail on the head this morning when she said, “Come sweeps, we’ll see that Octo-mom’s octopuss all over TV.”
Mean Betty sure will be tuned in … will you? And, yes, she hates herself, too.