Ok, just a fair warning: I am not really into writing about celebrities. But a morning spent at the doctor’s office with celebrity news (or celebrity gossip as it is often referred to), in constant motion on the waiting room’s television screen was getting a bit hard to ignore, even though I probably should have tried harder. I had already read several pages of a book, and written a few thank-you notes, so watching a little TV was the next thing to keep me from being totally bored.

The channel was on “Headline News” and “Showbiz Tonight.” Apparently, there are some sparks flying between divorced couple Denise Richardson and Charlie Sheen, and I don’t mean the romantic kind. According to Denise, Charlie is attempting to disparage her in the media, and she’s not the least bit happy about it.

Ms. Richardson is so unhappy with this immature behavior that she is taking the high road by talking one-on-one with some television host about it.

High road indeed.

Seriously. Come on, people. You have children. It seems to me that you, as adults and as parents-would be doing anything, anything but listing your complaints with one another on the air.


Now before you start thinking I am completely clueless, I realize this kind of thing happens all the time. I just know it doesn’t get any prettier and makes famous people look ridiculous. I am just wondering if Denise Richardson could sit right where I was in that office and have an out-of-body-experience watching herself on television. Surely she would be horrified.

Then again, maybe she wouldn’t.

But, who am I to judge? I am not in their situation. If I was in their situation, I would be doing everything I could to get out of it: move out of Hollywood, take my millions, and live the quiet life until things blow over out of respect for my children and for my family, and well, just out of common decency.

and while we’re on the subject….


The next piece was about the “great marriages” and “great relationships” in Hollywood between men and women who differ greatly in age. Harrison Ford & Calista Flockhart, Michael Douglas & Catherine Zeta-Jones, Ashton Kutcher & Demi Moore. The person talking mentioned how Demi Moore was old enough to be Ashton’s mom, but how she doesn’t look like it. Yeah, but isn’t that because she’s had quite a bit of body work done? Who would know how old she is after all that? Of course, that’s probably the point.

My concern once again is that this person is a parent. What kind of image does it send to three daughters when their mother has the body of an 18-year old?Not judging, just wondering.

Okay, maybe judging a little bit.


I’ll try and work on that.