After listening to Rebecca Romijn’s recent rant about Kendall Jenner and Gigi Hadid not being true supermodels, it suddenly occurred to me that the former model and Mrs. John Stamos missed her calling as a co-host of ‘The View.’ When asked for her opinion on the rise of social media supermodels during an interview with Entertainment Tonight, Romijn said:
No one has proven yet that numbers of followers translates to revenue. So it is frustrating. I know a lot of people — legitimate fashion people — can’t stand it. Hate it that these, you know, social media stars are now the supermodels in fashion. They are not true supermodels. And the thing is, I have always looked to Vogue magazine to lead the way, not be a follower. I rely on Vogue to set the standard, not follow what everybody else is doing. So I have been disappointed that fashion magazines have been supporting this trend of social media stars to set our style standards. But it will change; fashion always does. “
Needless to say, Mama bear and current cast member of ‘The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills,’ Yolanda Foster, responded harshly, saying, “They accomplished more at half your age in the fashion industry.” So is anyone right, and is it even worth the ruffled feathers? For starters, nepotism and connections run just about every industry, especially Hollywood. Without it, we wouldn’t have Drew Barrymore, Kiefer Sutherland, Michael Douglas, George Clooney, Anderson Cooper, Jane Fonda, Angelica Huston, Gwyneth Paltrow, Robert Downey Jr., etc . . . In fact, from my limited armchair experience, all of my inner circle (outside of Tinseltown) landed their jobs through connections. But connections are only the first step in a long list of qualifications, and they would go nowhere without natural talent and dedicated work ethic. I’d give a list of many connected people in the industry that have failed to prove that point, but it would not be kind to do so. Rebecca does; however, makes a larger point worth nothing. Just because one has a flurry of followers, does not mean their presence alone will push purchases. It also is a slightly lazy choice on the part of the fashion industry, who is using the public to field their stars, rather than finding them on their own. If the vetting process starts with social media rather than an innate ability to scope talent, then you’re going to miss a lot of potential powerhouses. And that goes with any industry. Also, does their focus on their personal life cloud the consumer? Does it become more about the person than the collection? It’s certainly worth exploring, and I find it refreshing that Rebecca actually gave her true opinion, completely unafraid of the backlash. If we focus too much on politically correct talking points we will all be a bunch of robots.
If you’re a Howard Stern fan, then you know how much he loved his beautiful bull dog Bianca. He got the dog with his wife, and her full name was Bianca Romijn-Stamos-O’Connell-Ostrosky-Stern. Stern and his wife originally named her after their good friends, Rebecca Romijn and John Stamos, and after Romijn and Stamos divorced, the Sterns changed her last name to reflect Romijn’s new marriage to Jerry O’Connell. Stern often talked about his love for Bianca on his radio show. Of her recent passing, Stern tweeted, “Tough day today my friends. Thanks to all for all the kind messages. Give your dog a hug for me tonight.”
When you think of Jerry O’Connell you might not immediately associate him with comedy. But if you ever hear his Howard Stern appearances, you’d know he’s an extremely funny guy. I’ve decided to compile some of his greatest quotes below. Enjoy!
On his twins learning to talk
“If they see a clock they look at it and say, ‘clock,’ but they mispronounce it. They drop the ‘l’ from it.” I don’t want to react because I don’t want them to know it’s a bad word, but I want to encourage them to talk so I’m like, ‘That’s good!’”
On how he tells his twins apart by their size
“I’d be like, ‘Hey, Big One, get over here!’ Then one night my wife and I were watching a show called ‘Intervention’ . . . It was about two twins and they’re anorexic twins. It’s like one was heavier than the other and then she got an eating disorder and they’d try and out-skinny each other. It was awful. I was like, ‘Never again. I’ll never do it again.’ So now I’m like, ‘You, the possibly a little bit, teeny bit bigger… .”
On calling his pregnant wife “huge” during his Conan O’Brien interview
“I regret calling my wife huge on Conan O’Brien. I meant to say that there are specific areas of my wife that are larger than normal and growing everyday. All other portions of my wife are quite petite. I apologize to her and will be coming home with flowers.”
On the sex of his children (while his wife was pregnant)
“[I’m having] two girls…or two boys with really small genitalia.”
In response to Howard Stern’s questions about when his wife, Rebecca Romijn, punched him in the face for lying to her.
“I would defend myself but I’m afraid of getting punched again. I’m Kidding! I’m kidding, honey. She’s listening in her car right now and punching the steering wheel.”
If anyone knows what it’s like to put their foot in their mouth during a Howard Stern interview, it’s Jerry O’Connell. O’Connell said that Arquette’s Stern interview was a “bad idea,” which is likely because O’Connell always reveals too much about his relationship with Rebecca Romijn while he appears on Stern. He once said that Rebecca actually punched him in the face for lying to her about playing golf. Romijn was so upset about his disclosure that O’Connell took a brief Howard Stern hiatus, saying the show “gets him in too much trouble.” In fact, if you hear his interviews on Stern, you would think that Rebecca Romijn was the most annoying wife in history. Stern takes a particular interest in the O’Connell/Romijn relationship because Stern is close friends with John Stamos, who often told Stern how horrible it was to be married to Rebecca. Too confusing?