Not since Ashlee Simpson got caught lip-syncing during her 2004 performance on Saturday Night Live has an artist been lambasted as badly as Lana Del Rey following her repulsive performance this past weekend.
The blogosphere has erupted in the wake of the internet sensation’s dreadfully awful delivery whereupon she appeared less of a singer and more of a Klonopin-riddled Stepford wife during both of her sets.
And while Del Rey’s debut disaster may be the major SNL news heard ’round the globe, I’m delighting in the fact that during SNL’s famed Weekend Update, anchor Seth Meyers reported on the northeastern Pennsylvania woman who filed a federal lawsuit claiming she was fired from her J&J Snack Foods job in Moosic because she wore a prosthetic penis to work.
During the Jan. 14 show, Meyers quipped: “A Pennsylvania woman who is considering gender reassignment surgery is suing her former employer claiming that she was fired for wearing a fake penis to work. Though, in hindsight, she probably shouldn’t have worn it as a brooch.”
For those of you living in a strip mine pit, Pauline Davis filed the federal civil rights lawsuit just last Wednesday, claiming she wore the prosthetic to work as a line inspector, informing some co-workers who passed the information along to management. According to the suit, Davis was fired even though the device didn’t interfere with her work.
Sorry, but I’m not touching that one with a 10-inch brooch.
Meanwhile, I was touched this past Sunday afternoon when a handsome stranger bought me a hot toddy up Montage Mountain way while I was relaxing fireside at the packed-to-the-rafters Sno Grille. The joint was absolutely jumping with snow bunnies and beaus as the conditions on the mountain proved perfect for a fabulous day on the slopes.
The Sno Grille’s red-hot manager Steve Tabone was in the house, and let me tell you, there’s no better place than his place to listen to great live music, nosh on delectable foodstuffs or watch the beau monde of NEPA in tight-fitting, designer Neoprene in between mountain runs. You can be sure Rude Rube will be a regular this season at the Sno Grille.
Which reminds me, things are a little irregular over at Nexstar Broadcasting Group now that industry veteran Louis Abitabilo has announced his retirement from WBRE-TV. And while we may be bidding sweet Lou adieu, station newbie Robert G. Bee will be taking over the helm this Friday as vice president and general manager.
An industry veteran, Bee had been buzzing around WTAE Pittsburgh since 2003 and prior to that served as general sales manager at Harrisburg’s WGAL, Cincinnati’s WXIX, and Long Island’s WLIG.
Happy trails to you Lou and welcome to NEPA Bobby Bee. Here’s hoping your less than stellar station performers get a little Bee in their collective bonnets.
Real Housewives fans are also currently buzzing now that RHONY cast member Ramona Singer will appear at Mount Airy Casino Resort on Saturday, March 31.
Rumored to have been the Bravo double agent who corkscrewed co-star Jill Zarin off the show for good, Singer won’t necessarily be singing for her supper, but instead will host a meet and greet as well as autograph bottles of her pungent pinot grigio for her fans.
And while I’m not necessarily a member of Team Ramona, I simply adore her handsome hubbie, Mario, so I sure hope she serves up a side of him during her highly-anticipated appearance.
Why, I’d drink (her pinot) to that!