Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Jump One, Jump Twosday #21: Kiss Me Kate

A couple of not-so-reprehensible jumps this week, courtesy of Works for Mom. Anyone else with some good choice suggestions are encouraged to email the proprietor. [That would be me, guys!]

Same rules as always: I give you two choices to jump. You pick one. Ignore sexual orientation. Ignore, too, whether or not the jumps are alive. No wussing out, folks. You must choose.

Jump One is the former perky Today show host and current CBS Evening News anchor Katie Couric. I used to be a Today show watcher years ago, when Jane Pauley was on. As I recall, Pauley left to have another baby and was unceremoniously unseated by Deborah Norville. Proving we sometimes get what we give, the nefarious Norville never returned from her maternity leave because America fell in love with Couric. In any event, Couric was in the chair for years and years, until she was bedazzled by all the money flashed by CBS. She's now making bank as the ratings for the show tank. Is it our heroine's fault? Eh, who knows? Does anybody actually watch TV news anymore?

Jump Two is the still perky actress and one-half of the TomKat team, Katie Holmes. Holmes made her name as some character on Dawson's Creek. [Never saw it, but that never stops me from passing judgement.] In 2005, Tom Cruise and Holmes began a much ballyhooed and often watched romance. Cruise made an ass of himself countless times. People appeared to feel sorry for Holmes and still do even after their wedding and the birth of daughter Suri, one of the world's most watched babies (along with the Jolie-Pitt tribe and the Affleck-Garner baby and I can't believe I can even name some of these). She's been in a number of films, none of which seemed to get much attention.

Well? Is it Jump One?
Jump One: Katie Couric
Or Jump Two?

Jump Two: Katie Holmes Me? I'm going with Couric. Maybe it's because I like older women. [I'd better. I am one.] Or maybe it's because she's always acted normal, especially following the death of her husband a number of years ago. She seems classy to me. She seems able to be above much of the fray. Is she the brightest news anchor? She might just be. As for Holmes, I'm going to be leaving her to her fate.

What about you? Who's it going to be?

[Couric photo courtesy Business Week; Holmes photo courtesy KPAZUMA.]

14 comments:

Bren said...

If not for Tom Cruise, I'd probably go with Holmes.ut since I can't get past how mindless she must be to marry the guy, I'm going with Katie Couric.

Kelly O said...

Yeah, I really can't get passed Tom Cruise. Got to be Couric.

WorksForMom said...

I'm going with Couric too. Any 7 degrees of relation to Tom Cruise makes me twinge just a little.

winslow1204 said...

I definitely would go with Couric as I loved her before she jumped to CBS.. but hey, at least she had the guts to try.. Maybe she will pull it out!

tegdirb92 said...

Id go with Couric because Holmes just seems like a sellout to me--I like my woman strong and who know exactly what they want!

Wonders said...

Couric...

D... said...

I pick Holmes only because she might let me cuddle & play with her adorable Suri.

Florinda said...

I'm with the majority here - Katie Couric. I wanted her haircut once (I think it was back in 1991...).

Amy said...

i'll go for couric too. i guess i am old too (oh i hope not and you're not either!!!)

Alpha DogMa said...

Couric gets my vote. But for the duration: she will be Kate. She is 40 years past the Katie years.

mitzh said...

Couric... Not because Katie marries Tom but because I never really liked her and I don't know why...

Gina said...

Ugh, Couric. Only because you are making me.

Sian said...

Couric for me too.

chichimama said...

Couric.

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