Archive → September, 2010
Diane posted a really interesting read up on her website, head over and read it all and comment.
Do we believe that wives of rich and famous men have led a monetarily comfortable life and therefore should be allowed no other respect? That these pretty ladies “knew what they were in for” when they married someone in the spotlight so, tough noogies? If so, should we all just collectively embrace “The Great Gatsby” theory that women should be beautiful and foolish and get on with it?
This summation felt a little Gloria Steinem-ish even to me until I discovered that the poll in which Kobe and Tiger tied in popularity breaks down those queried to show Tiger’s biggest supporters are men and Kobe’s are women — which made me curse Daisy Buchanan aloud.
I lived in Los Angeles during Kobe’s “almost” rape trial. Many former fans and I gave away Lakers tickets as if they were stamps because we wouldn’t support a man or a franchise that used their resources to secure “a hall pass” from a sexual assault case — delaying it (to play ball) until it fell apart. But a few wins, I mean years, later and all Kobe is remembered for now is his commitment on the court.
Where have all the good girls gone
Two alums from the underrated ABC comedy (and old favorite of mine) The Job, co-star Diane Farr and co-creator/executive producer Peter Tolan, have set up hourlong projects at Fox. Farr’s project is based on her upcoming semi-autobiographical book You Can’t Love One of Them, while Tolan’s is a medical drama written by Glen Mazzara (The Shield). Both have received script commitments.
Farr’s show hails from 20th Century Fox TV and production/management company Generate, which has an overall deal with the studio. Farr will write and produce the project, which revolves around several interracial couples living in the South in a post-Obama world. Farr, whose husband is of Korean decent, developed the characters after tracking couples across America for the past five years. Generate principals Pete Aronson (The Bernie Mac Show) and Jordan Levin are executive producing. In addition to her acting credits, which include Rescue Me, Californication and Numbers, the UTA-repped Farr is a writer, penning a syndicated column for Tribune Media and contributing to magazines.