A big thank you to the Barnes & Noble in Nanuet, New York.
They featured my book You’re a Leader, Charlie Brown in their list of graduation gift recommendations, and even tweeted out a picture. (Tagged me, too.)
I’ve never been to Nanuet, but it has suddenly made the short list of my future vacation spots.
Coincidence? Not even.
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Tagged Barnes and Noble, coincidence, gifts, graduation, leadership, Nanuet New York, Twitter, vacation, You're a Leader Charlie Brown
And now for something completely different — a disparaging remark about “Twilight.”
Well…not really about the saga itself. It seems a member of the “Twilight” family is trying to score a bigger slice of the fame pie.
This instance seems particularly grabby….but maybe I should expect that from a hands model.
That’s right. Kimbra Hickey is a ‘parts model’ — as in hands and feet parts — who lives right here in New York City. Many moons ago, Hickey earned $300 for 2-hours work — the industry rate — to hold an apple for the book cover of “Twilight.”
Of course, at the time, no one knew what a smash hit the books and subsequent movies would be. And now Hickey wants her extra pound of flesh.
The model has taken to hanging out at the cash register at the local Barnes & Noble, telling “Twilight” book purchasers ‘those are my hands’ and giving autographs. She’s also attending “Twilight” fan conventions, selling apple-scented hand lotion.
Her ultimate goal? A role in the final two “Breaking Dawn” films.
Now, as you know, I’m all about self-promotion. But Hickey thinking she deserves special treatment from the “Twilight” movie producers based on that photograph would be like me expecting my own Emmy for being an extra in an award-winning episode of “30 Rock.” Granted, I was, and I joked about it…but I didn’t show up at the after-party and expect to get in, or demand a recurring role on the show. Even I admit that’s ridiculous.
What do you think? How should Hickey be handled? To help you make up your mind, check out her website, where she’s posted ‘Frequently Asked Questions’ and her “Twilight” promotional schedule.
Or just visit Barnes and Noble during your next trip to Manhattan. I hear her autograph is free…for now.
Posted in Beauty, Books, Celebrities, Entertainment, Humor, Movies
Tagged 30 Rock, autographs, background actor, Barnes and Noble, beauty, books, celebrities, Emmy Award, entertainment, hand model, Humor, Kimbra Hickey, modeling, Movies, parts model, Tina Fey, Twilight, Twilight apple, Twilight book cover, Twilight books, Twilight Breaking Dawn, Twilight conventions, Twilight movies, Twilight saga