Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Miss Ross

On the broadcast this evening of the Kennedy Center honors ceremony held earlier this month, the writers of the presentation clearly bent over backwards to avoid mentioning the actual name of the group with which honoree Diana Ross rode to stardom. "These girls," "the group." "these young women" and about a half-dozen other euphemisms, but NEVER "The Supremes." One would have to be deaf and blind not to have noticed. Very embarassing. I wasn't exactly expecting a surprise appearance from Mary Wilson, but puh-leese. And I'm not even exactly certain that the word "Motown" was uttered. (Roots, girlfriend, roots!)

I wonder if these oversights were part of a deal made with Diana Ross in order to get her to accept the Kennedy award: "No direct eye contact, a wind machine and operator to keep my-just-got-f**ked trademark hairdo poifectly poofed and, above all, no mention of those other two beyatches EXCEPT by indirect inference."

I'd like to think so, but these couldn't have been unintentional oversights. sad Sad SAD. A very talented woman who just can't seem to get it right.

And what was the deal with that exceedingly tarsome appearance by Richard J. Potash in the Steve Martin segment?

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