04 October 2007

Forget it Jake, it's America

Jake Halpern's new book is Fame Junkies: The Hidden Truths Behind America's Favorite Addictionwhich "examines why Americans are so obsessed with celebrities and probes some of the more troubling ramifications of this obsession." He was scheduled to talk about it on CNN earlier this week, but...

So it was certainly a delightful irony when, upon my arrival, I was told that my segment had been canceled due to breaking news. "Oh," I said, "What happened?" The technician replied, "Didn't you hear, Britney Spears just lost custody of her kids?"