Friday, July 22, 2005

My Kind of Poll!

Sorry, folks, but urgent business call me away from my blogging duties.

However, I am not so remiss that I would let this delightful little tidbit go unmentioned. Friend of Felt Up Richard M. sent in the results of a TV Guide poll of "Wildest Celebrity Meltdowns" via WENN. Now, that's the kind of non-news we can really use! Huzzahs to TV Guide!
Tom Cruise's sofa-hopping antics on pal Oprah Winfrey's talk show have topped a new US poll to find the Wildest Celebrity Meltdowns.

Cruise's outward show of devotion for new love Katie Holmes in May beat crazy antics by Michael Jackson, Courtney Love, Farrah Fawcett and Mariah Carey to top the TV Guide poll.

The top five meltdown moments are: 1. Tom Cruise loses control on Oprah; 2. Michael Jackson dangles baby 'Blanket' from a hotel balcony in Berlin, Germany; 3. Farrah Fawcett spaces out on David Letterman's The Late Show; 4. Mariah Carey's breakdown on MTV; 5. Whitney Houston's "crack is whack" speech during a 2002 TV chat with Diane Sawyer.

Hmmmm. I don't know if Whitney's "crack is whack" comment really consitutes a meltdown, per se; now that we've seen what her life is like on "Being Bobby Brown," I think it's safe to say that that she was just being her normal, regular, everyday, craaaaaaaaaaazy, drugged-out self. But I may just be quibbling. I am quite the stickler when it comes to celebrity meltdown standards...

Which is why I still hold up Mariah's striptease on "TRL" (and the accompanying hospitalization for "exhaustion") as the Greatest Celebrity Meltdown of All Time. There she was--live!--taking of her clothes, babbling nonsense, making Carson Daily very nervous and uncomfortable, passing out ice cream (!), and just generally creating never-to-be-seen-again-in-our-lifetime televisual gold. Kudos, milady! And please, I beg you with all my heart: Encore! Encore!

On the other hand, if people want to further demonize Tom Cruise by making his "Oprah" antics #1, well, I'm all for it. He scares the crap out of me!

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Poor Courtney Love. First she faints at a party in Hollywood this week, and now she doesn't even make the top five meltdown list. Poor thing. Maybe next year!

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