Friday, June 24, 2005

Oprah Fo-pah

Yes, I know it's spelled "faux pas", I was trying to be clever.

The latest shocking story about celebrities not getting everything they want goes as follows: (Story from The Insider on Yahoo!)

The high-end designer boutique (Hermes) publicly apologized this week for denying the TV queen, her friend GAYLE KING and others entry to the Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honore store when they arrived 15 minutes after its regular closing time at 6:30 p.m.
On that particular night, "a private public relations event was being prepared inside," the statement said. But Oprah's friend Gayle tells "The Insider" that there's more to the story.
"I was there, I saw it," Gayle says. "It was really, really bad. People were in the store and they were shopping. Oprah was at the door and she was not allowed into the store. Oprah describes it herself as one of the most humiliating moments of her life."

Ok, now I like Oprah. She seems like a decent person. But to me, this is just another example of a celebrity thinking she's entitled to the world, having a moment of being treated like a regular Joe and not being able to take it. "There's more to the story"? What? Where's the more? I came across this story, expecting it to be some sort of horrible incident based on racial bias...something that would really warrant such a hissy-fit. But no. Poor, rich Oprah is denied entry into a store that's closed because they were catering to other clients. Boo hoo. Couldn't she make an appointment if she wanted to have private shopping time? No, of course not, because celebrities can just show up anywhere at any time and have their asses kissed. And because that didn't happen this time, everyone is moaning and groaning about it. Oprah's friend Gayle (who, apparently, is famous just for being Oprah's fantastic) goes on to say "Her position is, 'I will choose to shop in places that appreciate my business,'". Mmmm hmmm. I guarantee that Hermes will send Ms. O a truckload of free stuff just to win back her patronage, and probably take out a full-page ad in Vogue, declaring what shit-heels they are for not letting her do whatever she wanted. Oprah, here's some advice, and it's better than anything Dr. Phil could ever spew out. GET OVER IT.

Oh, but the very best part is that TOM "What is that, a water gun?" CRUISE managed to get his face into this story as well! How does he do it? Top Gun was "just shocked" by this news and said, "Oprah is such a great woman. I'm sorry that happened. I'll call her tomorrow." Thank the Lord! Oprah has nothing to fret over anymore, Charlie Babbitt is calling her. Maybe he'll convince her to take her case to People's Court. Definitely. Definitely a case for Wapner. Definitely.

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