Barbara Walters on Samantha Brick: “She’s Not that Beautiful”

There isn’t much to say about the Samantha Brick story other than she is a very annoying woman who wrote a very annoying article for The Daily Mail about all the attention she gets for being beautiful. Backlash ensued, and then the ladies of The View chimed in. Now comes the good part. After telling the producer to put Brick’s picture back up on the monitor, Walters cut Brick with just one simple sentence, saying, “She’s not that beautiful.” And my other favorite part of this story came from a random commenter on another blog who said, “This is just proof that an American 10 is a British 5.” Click here to watch Walters in action.

Joan Collins Insults Jennifer Aniston — Itching for Press Attention Joan?

Want to know how to get your irrelevant name back in the press? Insult an A-lister, of course.  Joan Collins told the Daily Mail that while Jennifer Aniston is “cute,” she’s certainly no Ava Gardner or Lana Turner.  She also cited Angelina Jolie as the only beautiful actress of today’s generation.  First of all, I’d like to see the interviewer’s question to prove that Collins gratuitously insulted Aniston to get attention in the media.  I would like to also point out that many of the stars that Collins mentioned were deliberately glammed up beyond recognition because that was the style of the time.  Strip off their makeup and slap them in a pair of jeans, and I doubt you’d be singing the same tune.  Second, Jennifer Aniston is damn beautiful.  I won’t compare her beauty to that of Angelina, because their celebrity triangle needs to die — I’m sick of it.  Third, lay-off Jennifer Aniston.  Hasn’t the girl been abused enough in the press?

UPDATE: Jennifer Aniston’s camp responded to this by saying there is “no need to engage with this nonsense.”