June 10, 2005

Feeding Frenzy

matttheshark.jpgToday, the once venerable news program, featured their version of an in-depth report about paparazzi this morning.

Following the footsteps of the goons who stalk celebrities at airports, they painted a picture of ordinary millionaire superstars looking like shit and being stalked by land-shark photographers.

sharkbitedude.jpgPoor Drew Barrymore.

Poor Keanu.

The segment ended and Katie and Matt making their usual and proverbial idiotic commentary:

Maybe there should be a law or something...Next up: meet the surfer dude bitten by a different type of shark, altogether. One that lives in the ocean and bites young, helpless teens. Itís a Today show exclusive, no less! Back in a moment...

casttoday.jpgSo the segment starts with Matt, surfer dude and his mom and when the camera pans back, thereís something on the bottom of surfer dudeís mangled, bandaged foot.

Itís a Today Show sticker.

Stuck on the bottom of a mangled shark-bitten foot. Talk about exclusive!

todayshowcup.jpgSo must I ask Katie and Matt which is worst: following celebrities who engage publicists to promote their crappy movies and then insist that their privacy is a contractual condition and that shameless self promotion is left to heavily contrived interviews and controlled press junkets?

Or is it worse to market your crappy show with shameless product placement on a virtually severed limb?


Next up, Back Street Boys...only on Today.

Posted June 10, 2005 08:20 AM

I saw that on Today. I assumed that he'd put it there himself, just like all the people outside holding up signs behind the weather guy saying "Happy Birthday Edith!" with a big hand-drawn Today logo or NBC peacock on them.

-- posted by: Chaz on June 10, 2005 12:20 PM

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