We all know that B-list celebrities do reality shows to boast their sagging careers. But to reveal their mental instabilities?
That’s just a viewer bonus.
I decided to watch this season of Celebrity Apprentice because Adam Corolla was in the cast. I had seen him on Dancing with the Stars , and he was one of my favorites — self-effacing, witty, and yet really trying to win.
I like that.
Tragically, Adam was fired quite early on Apprentice. But Lisa Lampanelli, a comedienne I’ve never heard of until now, has provided more than ample entertainment.
It’s not that she’s that funny. She’s mean. Really mean. And she has a tremendous ego. (She is the smartest and most important person in the room and in every challenge, don’t you know.)
In the boardroom, where Donald Trump fires folks each week, she hurls verbal and mental abuse and F-bombs…and cries as a last resort.
She’s a fricking looney.
I don’t know if Lisa will win Celebrity Apprentice, but I doubt she is winning over any new fans in this endeavor.
Except perhaps a long line of psychiatrists, just chomping at the bit for her business.
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My motives for seeing the Joan Rivers documentary yesterday were not entirely pure.
I wanted scoop. I wanted to see Joan raw and exposed. It’s not that I dislike the woman — I think she’s a comedic trailblazer — but I wanted to see behind the mask that she has paid so much money to keep in place over the years.
And I got all that. But I didn’t expect to laugh my ass off throughout the show.
The documentary is a ‘year in the life’ of Joan Rivers, and it begins during a particularly low period in her career. This movie was shot before her win on “Celebrity Apprentice,” and you watch her fight for every booking, every endorsement, every crumb of press she can get.
I’ve never felt so lazy in my life.
My favorite part, though, was seeing her perform her stand-up in venues large and small. She was funny, she was filthy and she blew the roof off.
I walked in the theater a voyeur.
I walked out a fan.
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