It’s Tuesday. It’s crazy. I’m just borderline lazy. Same rules as always. There are two choices, you have to jump one. You cannot jump both. (And really, sometimes, who would want to?) You cannot choose “none of the above.” (Well, you can, because you can just not comment. But I will track you down. Nah, I won’t.)
I have a darling nine-year-old daughter with aspirations of pop diva-dom. I do not discourage her, although I wish she aspired to be something…more. But she’s only nine. To add fuel to her fire, I’m taking her and her BFF to see this week’s Jump One, Kelly Clarkson, on Saturday. OMG, GMWAS*! Talk about exorcizing the Springsteen concert from my memory. My apologies for digressing. Clarkson was the first winner of American Idol. (Neither my daughter nor I have ever seen American Idol, although we’re not oblivious to the fanfare surrounding it.) Clarkson is young – she’s 25 now – but she appears to be a fairly wholesome sort, not running amok as some of the famous women her age seem to be doing of late. You can read and hear all about her, with her own machine’s spin, on her website here.
Our second contestant is a Kelly we’ve seen less of in recent years, the formerly young Kelly Ripa. And when I mean we’ve seen less of, I mean she used to be on a couple of ABC shows – a soap opera and a sitcom. While the “All My Children” soap continues, sans Ripa, her “Hope & Faith” sitcom has been laid to rest. Ripa managed to juggle her co-hosting duties with the esteemed Regis “Who Wants to Play the Millionaire Game Show A Gazillion Times A Week” Philbin on their talk show “Live with Regis and Kelly.” She’s also managed to stay married – to the same man – and produce three children.
So, who’s it going to be? Jump One?
Or Jump Two?
Dude, this is feeling so very vapid, writing about these people. But incorporating Clarkson into a post now gives me leeway to never mention her again. But, yeah, she’d be the one I’d jump. Sure, she probably has handlers making sure her image stays wholesome, but I’ll still fall for that portrayal. Ripa seems more vapid than this post. There is something about her that sets my nerves aflame. And not in a good way.
You going to play?
[Clarkson photo courtesy Boston.com; Ripa photo courtesy Eonline.com.]
*Gag me with a spoon!