It Starts: Fox News Uses Jenna Lyons' Divorce and Alleged New Girlfriend To Prove They Were Right About 'Toemageddon'
Ever since reports surfaced that Jenna Lyons was leaving her husband for, yes, a woman, we've been waiting for some reactionary "news" source to use it as a means of justification for their outrage over the so-called "Toemageddon" incident--or, for the uninitiated (we envy you), that one time when Lyons' painted her son's toenails pink and caused a serious stir. Obviously, Fox News wasted no time. Leave it to Fox News columnist Dr. Keith Ablow, he who started "Toemageddon," to pounce on the news. In a lengthy essay, Ablow essentially says that since Lyons' allegedly has a girlfriend, she must be uncomfortable with all forms of masculinity and therefore tried to turn her son (and every J.Crew catalog-reading mom's sons) into gender-confused emasculated boys. Seriously, where do they come up with this stuff? But the crazy doesn't end there.
There's a Juicy New Primetime Soap in the Works About the Beauty Industry
While my DVR is already bursting at the seams with things I will totally get around to watching at some point, I'm definitely going to make some room on it for this one. Deadline reports that Fox is developing a "young, salacious soap dealing with sexual politics and intrigue set against the backdrop of the beauty industry at a cosmetics company." Called Beautiful Girls, the show is written by Elizabeth Craft and Sarah Fain, who have worked on Angel, Dollhouse, and The Secret Circle. There's no information about when Beautiful Girls will premiere or who will star. Will it be of the Melrose Place/The OC/Gossip Girl ilk? One can only hope. We're assuming that the drama will be set in New York City. And are the writers going to use actual beauty industry people as inspiration? In real life, the beauty industry is a farily civilized place, though I've never actually worked at a beauty company. Who knows what goes on at Estee Lauder behind the sophisticated facade?