Your emails are great…I appreciate them and read them all. I enjoy hearing from old high school buddies, too. The South Dakota good old days.
We have some things to catch up on. As you saw…we did the Madonna thing in England. M and I had a great time. Her books are actually really well written and thought out. There will be five in all…and the new one, The Adventures of Abdi, is about how something good comes out of everything. And something good did come out of our trip to London. Madonna and I actually go out on the town. First we went to the UK Hall of Fame Awards. I ran into Ron Wood (did you know he is an excellent artist? I see a lot of his stuff in galleries) and had a nice chat with Priscialla Presley who gave me a pat on the cheek, which means I now have Elvis’ DNA on me. Saw sir George Martin and backstage ran into the guys from THE Darkness and what’s left of Queen!
Afterwards, Madonna and I went to a local pub and just chilled out for a couple hours. She’s fun, smart, beautiful, great and married. Love her.
Then jetted off to New York to hang out with Donald Trump. I went up to his penthouse apartment (some pad, folks) and we discussed his wedding, “The Apprentice” and of course the bagels and lox I brought over for breakfast. Then it was off to Michael J. Fox’s Parkinson’s Event where we had an exclusive spot backstage. Ran into Heidi Klum, who looks great after giving birth…ran into Katie Couric…who always looks hot and sexy….saw James Taylor, who is one of my heroes — we talked about the fact that we used to hang out in the same places on the Vineyard and Nantucket back when he was writing “Fire and Rain.”
No sooner did I come back and turn on Monday Night Football and watched Nicolette Sheridan disrobe in front of my friend Terrell Owens in the locker room before the game. It was obviously a big promo for the hottest show on TV, “Desperate Housewives,” but it set off a national argument again over decency on network TV. It probably didn’t play well during the 6 o’clock hour on the West Coast…and we know it didn’t play well with ABC viewers and with NFL and the FCC, who are a little skittish about these things since Justin Timberlake ripped off Janet Jackson’s shirt in front of a Super Bowl audience. I have two words for you for the next NFL Super Bowl halftime: Barry Manilow.
Big stuff coming up here on “The Insider.” All the ‘Ocean’s Twelve’ events are on the horizon. I’m heading to Palm Springs this week to interview George, Matt, Brad and all the guys…then I’m with Julia Roberts on Monday. One of my favorites.
We’ve got some huge stuff coming up shortly…but we can’t tell you right now because our competition reads this before they read the trade papers.
source : insider.tv.yahoo.com