I don’t mean to be an ungrateful guest, but you know you’re not at the hottest party of the year in LA if the star attractions are Sarah Palin and a monkey.
The former GOP vice presidential candidate was on hand to sport a killer tan and to support her husband, Todd, who’s in a new NBC reality series called “Stars Earn Stripes.” I didn’t go to the discussion at the Television Critics Association, but from the title, it sounds like something Lindsay Lohan would be perfect for.
Clearly, NBC dug deep into its change purse to fund this little soiree.
I think my favorite part of this is that the writer goes on to describe the career of the monkey as if THAT were the only star of any note to have shown up to this party.
Palin on the other hand, is barely mentioned. In fact everything this gentleman had to say about her is contained in what I posted above.
This reporter was also severely underwhelmed:
There was a time when the network would routinely host a “Night of 100 Stars” party with all of its primetime talent turning out for a pre-season fete. Nowadays, one capuchin monkey alternately kissing and hitting critics on the head plus one former vice presidential nominee who could see Russia from her porch pass for star wattage.
Gee it almost seems that Todd's reality show would have been better served if the Distasta from Alaska had NOT shown up. Or if he had brought a monkey instead.
There were a couple of pictures taken of Palin that showed her at her trashy best, with the "Belmont girls" strapped to her chest, her wig stapled securely to her head, and the ensemble topped off with Hollywood starlet style sunglasses for effect.
However if Palin was trying to prove to the world that she had cleavage, she probably should know that a flat sunburned sternum, with carefully covered water balloons as bookends, does NOT convince people that you are busty. In fact quite the opposite. (Update: Okay I may have been too quick to determine that those are the Belmont girls. In this picture there appears to actually be, sort of odd looking, cleavage. I am still not completely sure, but if some of you women want to weigh in perhaps it can be cleared up. Honestly I would be surprised if she had a boob job.)
Just another day in the Palin family circus. And this one even featured a monkey. A MUCH more interesting monkey.