Brian Williams, you have a doppelganger.
And it only took me 14 years to notice.
This morning, while avoiding the news programs, I happened upon the 1997 Bette Midler-Dennis Farina farce That Old Feeling. It wasn’t that good the first time I saw it, but it’s still better than watching Today. So I let it run in the background while I ate breakfast and checked email.
A young James Denton plays the groom in the wedding that begins the film. I had kinda forgotten that detail. So today I did a serious double take — it looked like NBC News anchor Brian Williams on screen!
Now, I’ll admit, when you look at them side-by-side, the differences are more apparent.
James — or Jamie as he called himself at the time — has more even features and works it a bit harder in the smolder department. (He was on Desperate Housewives, after all; he has a lot of practice.)
But if I didn’t know who the two men were, and someone introduced them as brothers, I would totally believe it. Wouldn’t you?
No need to thank me when ‘Doppelganger Day’ rolls around on Facebook next year, guys. It was my pleasure.
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I have been on the road for the past five days, which means I’ve heard the following phrase a lot:
“Do people tell you that you look like…Kathy Griffin?”
Why, yes…yes, they do. Pretty much every day. But especially when I am in airports or train stations or anywhere that people — gay men in particular — think Kathy might be out and about.
I think it’s the hair more than anything. I’m sure if we stood side-by-side, they’d notice I’m a good half-foot taller, eat more and curse less.
I really don’t mind. Even though Kathy’s show on Bravo is called “Life on the D-List,” let’s face it — the lady is an A-List celeb now. She’s won two Emmys and has been nominated for two more this year.
If you watch the “D-List,” which used to simply chronicle her attempts to promote her tour — you’ve probably noticed it’s morphed into something decidedly more high concept this year. Yes, she’s still a shameless self-promoter, but now she’s using her celebrity to draw attention to causes she believes in, like the repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” and ovarian cancer awareness.
Her methods are uniquely Team Griffin, which means she is often cleaning up messes she made along the way. That’s what makes the show so hilarious.
That…and her toilet of a mouth.
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