OK, we have a lot to talk about
First order of business: Oprah.
I'm much more partial to 10-years-ago Oprah than I am to present-day Oprah, but I'm still a little bit sad that she's ending her show. I'm sure it won't be OVER-over, she'll probably do something at some point on her new cable network ... but the current version, at least, will be done. It might sound strange, but I always found something really comforting about the consistency of Oprah. For most of my life, no matter how many things changed or how crazy everything got, I could always turn on my TV at 4 o'clock and see Oprah.
And honest to goodness, at her best, she really did make me want to live a better life. I remember watching once and thinking, you know, it's not that hard to be a little bit better of a person. To be a little bit nicer, a little bit more thoughtful, to try a little more ... it's really not that hard, and I should do it more often.
(Even if she can be kind of a lunatic sometimes.)
Next on the agenda: People's Sexiest Man Alive.
Listen, I am just going to admit it: This whole thing actually drove me to write on Hoda and Kathie Lee's Facebook wall. I know. I KNOW. But I was outraged, and I needed an outlet, and they were talking about it on TV, and FINE, I DID IT. Here's the thing about Johnny Depp: Yes, he's great-looking, and when he combs his hair and shaves a little he is on-fire hot, but he is wayyyy too anti-social. He doesn't have that charm of a Clooney or a Pitt or even a Cruise. Do you know that he didn't even do an interview for the story? WHAT IS THAT? Everyone else plays along, makes jokes about Sexiest Man Alive crowns and sashes and whatever else. Not Johnny Depp. He's just so ABOVE it all.
I would have picked Ryan Reynolds. He had a big movie this year, he's got two huge movies coming up, he's fresh and young, and OH, YEAH, HE'S HOT.
The third thing is fast: I had on the American Music Awards, and they said Fall Out Boy has a greatest hits album coming out. What? Really? For real, that is like when they put some random movie from 2003 on AMC.
Oh, and I watched part of a Curb marathon today and Susie Essman is hilarious.
That is all. Happy Monday, everyone!