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2021-03-03 5:13:22 AM  
Paris Hilton is a useless slag.
 
2021-03-03 5:30:22 AM  
If cancel culture comes for Letterman, I'm done
 
2021-03-03 5:31:05 AM  
I read the site as "ew" dot com.   I wasn't wrong.
 
2021-03-03 5:42:45 AM  
Well, gosh.... that's why people LIKED him.
 
2021-03-03 5:49:43 AM  
In her early career?  Vapid trust fund baby is not a career.
 
2021-03-03 5:53:05 AM  
it's hard to imagine how Letterman came to break his promise, easily one of the most trustworthy in the biz
 
2021-03-03 5:56:19 AM  

Ragin' Asian: Paris Hilton is a useless slag.


Still not an excuse to be a dick to her.

/ can't we all just get along?
 
2021-03-03 6:00:45 AM  
I remember being in my 20's and once I was so broke I had less than $1 in my checking, I was hungry, and I had bills to pay. It was a low and I didn't know what I was going to do until I got some pay.

I wish I had known at the time about this incident with Letterman to make me realize what was really important in the world and that my problems were miniscule compared to the fee-fees of an heiress. Me sitting there in my small apartment wondering "how am I gonna dig out of this?" would have seemed so trivial
 
2021-03-03 6:15:07 AM  

ArcadianRefugee: Ragin' Asian: Paris Hilton is a useless slag.

Still not an excuse to be a dick to her.

/ can't we all just get along?


people don't understand the power that words have.  even off the cuff/benign remarks can traumatize a person.  I call it taking a bite out of persons soul.  People do it because they are trying to replace a part of their soul that someone else has taken from them.  The more they are missing, the more vicious and bigger the bite is.  Prime example: Donald Trump
 
2021-03-03 6:16:48 AM  
My PR team made an agreement to him that [the prison discussion] was off limits

Probably should've hired Johnny Cash's PR team
 
2021-03-03 6:24:22 AM  
Was this somehow a secret? Did anyone not know this? If Letterman didn't like you, he pretty much let you know.
 
2021-03-03 6:30:46 AM  
if he was the reason she disappeared from public life, he gets a laurel and hearty handshake.
 
2021-03-03 6:32:21 AM  
Outside of podcasts, the idea of the celebrity interview being a friendly conversation has been dead for at least 20 years.

The celebrity interview ( whether it's on a chat show or the news ) is a commercial - that's it. The guest is selling their product. The host is selling their show. And it's that clash of motivation that gives us moments like this.

And this.

Robert Downey Jr walks out of interview when asked questions about past
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And most Ellen interviews.
 
2021-03-03 6:34:33 AM  
That's hot.
 
2021-03-03 6:36:34 AM  
Oh boo hoo 🎻
 
2021-03-03 6:39:47 AM  
*shrug*
 
2021-03-03 6:40:06 AM  

Devil's Advocaat: Outside of podcasts, the idea of the celebrity interview being a friendly conversation has been dead for at least 20 years.


Counterpoint: Hot Ones.

They get the necessary product shilling out of the way with the first one or two questions, then dive into whatever the celebrity is passionate about.

It's much harder to do that if you go on Kimmel or Meyers and only have five minutes instead of 30.
 
2021-03-03 6:55:00 AM  

Incorrigible Astronaut: Devil's Advocaat: Outside of podcasts, the idea of the celebrity interview being a friendly conversation has been dead for at least 20 years.

Counterpoint: Hot Ones.

They get the necessary product shilling out of the way with the first one or two questions, then dive into whatever the celebrity is passionate about.

It's much harder to do that if you go on Kimmel or Meyers and only have five minutes instead of 30.


Good point. I should have widened it to the web. My point is that, as an example, Dick Cavett's show would never be commissioned on network television today.

In hindsight, my own counterpoint would be Sam Jones' Off Camera.
 
2021-03-03 7:01:14 AM  
You intentionally crafted a public persona as a vapid villain.  This was your brand.  When you play the villain, it's the job of the other actors on stage to treat you like one.

You also exploited Britney as a part of that role.  We remember that too.
 
2021-03-03 7:02:20 AM  

Devil's Advocaat: Outside of podcasts, the idea of the celebrity interview being a friendly conversation has been dead for at least 20 years.


It's always been staged anyway.

Host: I understand that you [brings up subject that guest told them to]

Guest: [Acting mildly shocked/surprised] How did you know about that?! Well, let me tell you....
 
2021-03-03 7:03:09 AM  

Rapmaster2000: You also exploited Britney as a part of that role


LEAVE BRITNEY ALONE!
 
2021-03-03 7:06:10 AM  
She doesn't know Letterman very well if she thinks he wants to promote a perfume.
 
2021-03-03 7:10:52 AM  

ArcadianRefugee: Ragin' Asian: Paris Hilton is a useless slag.

Still not an excuse to be a dick to her.

/ can't we all just get along?


No.  Because there are so, so many other perfectly good reasons to be a dick to her that are entirely valid.

/unless you're a believer in "Gay guys are disgusting.  Dude most of them probably have AIDS"
//or calling people "Compton public school biatches"
///or or or or or or in other words fark her with a rock and toss her out the airlock
 
2021-03-03 7:23:31 AM  

johnny queso: if he was the reason she disappeared from public life, he gets a laurel and hearty handshake.


I'd even settle for a Laurel and Hardy handshake or maybe even Laurel and Yanni.
 
2021-03-03 7:28:40 AM  
Paris Hilton brought it all upon herself. It wasn't an "alcohol related driving incident," she was drunk driving. Spent all of three weeks in jail, and upon release, in what I see as a cynical and manipulative move, she was clutching a Bible and talked about how she had discovered God. She vowed she was going to change, but after a period of time to let people forget, she was back to being good ol' Paris Hilton.
 
2021-03-03 7:31:32 AM  

Magnus: In her early career?


Stopped reading....
 
2021-03-03 7:44:47 AM  
Reality: South Park is accurate again.
 
2021-03-03 7:52:47 AM  
All talk show hosts are horrible people.  Heck, even Mike Douglas beat a valet to death with a tire iron, all the while singing "Tangerine".
 
2021-03-03 8:01:14 AM  
How do you get on that show just trying to promote cosmetics and think to yourself, "Wow, David Letterman is going to be nice to me!"
 
2021-03-03 8:02:23 AM  
This just in - Those with talent often make fun of people without it.  More at 11.
 
2021-03-03 8:04:44 AM  

Incorrigible Astronaut: Devil's Advocaat: Outside of podcasts, the idea of the celebrity interview being a friendly conversation has been dead for at least 20 years.

Counterpoint: Hot Ones.

They get the necessary product shilling out of the way with the first one or two questions, then dive into whatever the celebrity is passionate about.

It's much harder to do that if you go on Kimmel or Meyers and only have five minutes instead of 30.


Sean Evans probably does the best celebrity interview of anyone I've ever seen.  That whole show is amazing.
 
2021-03-03 8:05:29 AM  
lf she wanted Letterman to be nice to her Hilton should gave him the "Stephanie Birkitt" treatment. Or at the very least gave him a Drew Barrymore style table dance.
 
2021-03-03 8:07:06 AM  
She had her 15 minutes...

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2021-03-03 8:12:02 AM  

LL316: Incorrigible Astronaut: Devil's Advocaat: Outside of podcasts, the idea of the celebrity interview being a friendly conversation has been dead for at least 20 years.

Counterpoint: Hot Ones.

They get the necessary product shilling out of the way with the first one or two questions, then dive into whatever the celebrity is passionate about.

It's much harder to do that if you go on Kimmel or Meyers and only have five minutes instead of 30.

Sean Evans probably does the best celebrity interview of anyone I've ever seen.  That whole show is amazing.


The Zoom interviews definitely lose a bit compared to being in person, but I'm happy they're doing something rather than just shelving it for a year.

The really good guests they've had during quarantine- The Undertaker, Daniel Radcliffe, Matthew Mcconaughey, and Kenan last week- are great regardless. Anthony Mackie tomorrow should be fun, too.
 
2021-03-03 8:16:34 AM  
She chose to lean into the joke that her public life became, and then cries foul when the joke didn't serve her interests. She wasn't forced to be there, and she wasn't tied to the chair.

He was asking about her jail time for violation of probation after being convicted of driving drunk. She put people's lives at risk without any valid reason or excuse. There is value in publicly exposing that this behavior has consequences. I doubt that was Dave's intent, but I want drunk drivers to be uncomfortable and to feel shame.

Hell, without using Letterman's name, she wouldn't have a reason for most of us to read her name or remember she exists in 2021. He gave her a professional gift with a extended fuse.
 
2021-03-03 8:18:46 AM  

shabu: She chose to lean into the joke that her public life became, and then cries foul when the joke didn't serve her interests. She wasn't forced to be there, and she wasn't tied to the chair.

He was asking about her jail time for violation of probation after being convicted of driving drunk. She put people's lives at risk without any valid reason or excuse. There is value in publicly exposing that this behavior has consequences. I doubt that was Dave's intent, but I want drunk drivers to be uncomfortable and to feel shame.

Hell, without using Letterman's name, she wouldn't have a reason for most of us to read her name or remember she exists in 2021. He gave her a professional gift with a extended fuse.


But she's a rich, famous woman! People should be nice to her!
 
2021-03-03 8:30:09 AM  

Petit_Merdeux: Rapmaster2000: You also exploited Britney as a part of that role

LEAVE BRITNEY ALONE!


Ok. It's not like she has my

thesharkman: johnny queso: if he was the reason she disappeared from public life, he gets a laurel and hearty handshake.

I'd even settle for a Laurel and Hardy handshake or maybe even Laurel and Yanni.


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2021-03-03 8:32:59 AM  
I like him even more now. He had male guests on who were equally insubstantial and didn't take it easy on them. Why back off just because she's a woman?
 
2021-03-03 8:38:34 AM  
Letterman's always been an asshole.  Usually it's endearing, other times it's mean, and other times it's creepy AF (the Hummer joke with teenaged old Natalie Portman).  If you go on that show expecting some Fallon-style geniality, you clearly have never watched it before.
 
2021-03-03 8:56:54 AM  

CarnySaur: All talk show hosts are horrible people.  Heck, even Mike Douglas beat a valet to death with a tire iron, all the while singing "Tangerine".


Counterpoint
Craig Ferguson Speaks From The Heart
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2021-03-03 9:01:39 AM  

Tyrone Slothrop: But she's a rich, famous woman! People should be nice to her!


Yep. White women's lives matter.
 
2021-03-03 9:45:37 AM  

havocmike: If cancel culture comes for Letterman, I'm done


I don't know if Letterman would have survived his sex scandals in 2021.
 
2021-03-03 9:51:53 AM  
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2021-03-03 9:56:37 AM  
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2021-03-03 10:31:01 AM  

havocmike: If cancel culture comes for Letterman, I'm done


I said the same thing to the Tooth Fairy yesterday.
 
2021-03-03 10:51:15 AM  

Slypork: CarnySaur: All talk show hosts are horrible people.  Heck, even Mike Douglas beat a valet to death with a tire iron, all the while singing "Tangerine".

Counterpoint
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Miss him on late night.
 
2021-03-03 10:57:23 AM  

Some Junkie Cosmonaut: ArcadianRefugee: Ragin' Asian: Paris Hilton is a useless slag.

Still not an excuse to be a dick to her.

/ can't we all just get along?

No.  Because there are so, so many other perfectly good reasons to be a dick to her that are entirely valid.

/unless you're a believer in "Gay guys are disgusting.  Dude most of them probably have AIDS"
//or calling people "Compton public school biatches"
///or or or or or or in other words fark her with a rock and toss her out the airlock


So?  If someone acts like an asshole, you call them out on it.

On the other hand, if someone acts like an asshole and your response is to be an asshole back to them, that just means you are an asshole.

Short version: try to not be an asshole.
 
2021-03-03 10:58:04 AM  
I dont care what anyone says, I love David Letterman and I always have.  He'd invite people on his show just because he thought they were interesting, or he liked them.

He had a long-time stalker who actually got into his house once.  She went out in public and posed as his wife.  I know how terrifying this shiat can be, and she stalked him   for 20 years.
And he never said a mean word about her publicly.    When she got killed doing something crazy, he expressed sympathy for her lifelong mental illness.   This was way before being so woke was in style.

Yeah, he  abused his power over women.  And so do a lot of powerful men.
He also 'fessed up, and apologized.  I'm waiting, powerful men...

Also he lives in Montana and he has earned the right to be a cranky old man.  At least he's not ranting about it on Twitter.
 
2021-03-03 11:03:16 AM  

Uncle Pooky: havocmike: If cancel culture comes for Letterman, I'm done

I said the same thing to the Tooth Fairy yesterday.


I am pretty sure Dwayne didn't appreciate that crack. I mean, it was far from his best role, but it was a lead in a movie, he was still really just starting in Hollywood & sometimes you just have to take those kind of roles to build up a good working rep so you can get better ones in the future. Plus, it's fairly inoffensive and kids like seeing big men act silly.
 
2021-03-03 11:09:52 AM  
I remember a Top 10 list joke where Neil Armstrong tells you before an interview, "Please, no questions about the moon." This is kind of like that.
 
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