"COMING UP TONIGHT, ON JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE---SAMUEL L. JACKSON!!!!!"
Well JEEZ. Talk about taking you out of an emotional moment! I was so thrown off by this that I had to laugh through the tears and I was reminded of another time this happened.
I've been known to cry while watching Oprah. Don't scoff, you know you've done it too. Anyway, I was watching it one day and the cast of "Ladder 49" (including one John TraVOLTA!!!!) was on and talking with real life fire fighter heroes. Someone was telling this heart wrenching story and I seriously was sobbing. SOBBING. All of a sudden the camera cuts to John and he's doing the most hilarious, absurd, ugliest ugly cry I've ever seen.
Seriously. I'm waiting. Anyway, the moral of the story is---if you know that your audience is crying, don't cut to Travolta! And if you know they're going to be crying, don't go to a crazy loud commercial afterwards! Give us a second to decompress. Show us that commercial with all the hurt animals in the shelter while in the background they're playing Sarah McGlaughlin's "Angel!" Sometimes we need to keep the cry going and slowly fade out on our own. Stopping a crier in full cry mode is almost as bad as waking a sleepwalker.
In "OMG, that makes me so happy" casting news today. I just found out that Joanna Cassidy who played Rose in "Don't Tell Mom the Babysitters Dead" is going to be on "Desperate Housewives!" She's going to play the mother of Andrew Van De Camp's new boyfriend and I'm SO happy to see her again! Rose always held such a special part of my heart and I loved the scene when she knocks the M & M's to the floor and then starts eating them all. Scotty did an impression of it a few weeks ago and I could NOT stop laughing.
No big weekend plans. Nothing going on tonight and then tomorrow I'll be seeing my girls for Mo's party and then head to Page Six's party. Looking forward to seeing some movies, sleeping in, and eating some Chipotle! Mmm......Chipotle......