In 1993, I was a 21-year-old comunity college student working full-time in the wonderful world of retail.
I took a Radio/ Television production class that required an internship, I dreamed of finding an internship at a television station and making it big in the world of TV.
Well, that didn’t happen. I got an internship at KFI.
Little did I know that KFI was poised to become THE talk station in Southern California. After my internship spent opening mail and answering phones, I was approached with the opportunity to be a “screener” on The Bill Handel show....for a whopping $5.25 an hour!
(Never mind that I had to drive an HOUR from the OC every day at 4am. So even though gas was, I think, 99 cents a gallon at the time, my $5.25 an hour and 20 hours a week barely paid for the gas needed to get back and forth to work. So I had to keep my full-time job as well, all while going to school full-time.)
Little did I know that screeners were just a step up from pond scum and my job served three basic purposes.
Eventually, my part-time thing turned into working many more hours than I should for no additional pay to learn about the wonderful world of producing.
When Bill's producer went on maternity leave, I filled in. When she decided not to return, I was asked if I wanted the job for a pittance above what I was already making. Against my better judgment, I said yes.
Because of that, I missed out on the opportunity to transfer to a university for a REAL college experience (you know what I’m talking about... slacking off and stumbling home half-naked with puke in your hair after getting rip-roaring drunk at fraternity parties.)
With the exception of about 2 years when I worked on other projects here at KFI, I’ve been with Bill’s show my entire KFI career. Why? I like that Bill's a big A-hole and it's fun for me knowing that the women in Bill’s life control him…I like being a part of that.
So that’s it about me except that I’m a native New Yorker, a "Lawng Gyelander"....brought forcibly to California by my parents at the tender age of 15. I’m half Italian/half German, my breasts are a 40D (Bill said to add that) and I’m reasonably OK looking. I got married October 2010, but we've been together since 2001.
My husband and I have a dog, Princess Grace Kelly...a 6 pound chihuahua that controls our lives.
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I saw this RadarOnline.com headline today.
Upon futher inspection, here's more of the article and my thoughts in bold italics:
Kris Jenner hates reality TV sensation Honey Boo Boo and her mom June Shannon, a source tells RadarOnline.com exclusively.
OMG, how, I mean how could she possibly 'hate' Mama June?!
The leader of the Kardashian clan fears that the Thompsons are stealing the spotlight from her family and their show, believes that June is a horrible mom for putting her daughter through beauty pageants and thinks she is exploiting 7-year-old Alana to make money, the source says.
Now it makes total sense, Kris Jenner is afraid that they're stealing away the attention of her OWN exploitation of her own children! Which, I have to admit, I totally watch in addition to watching Honey Boo Boo. Both shows are total train wrecks, with the exception of Khloe, who is the totally awesome Kardashian as far as I'm concerned. Back to Kris...so she's 'concerned' that Mama June is exploiting Honey Boo Boo to 'make money'. Um...POT....KETTLE....BLACK!!!!!! HELLOOOO!
“To say Kris is not a fan of Here Comes Honey Boo Boo is an understatement,” the source reveals. “She thinks the Thompsons are classless, unlike her family and can’t understand why America is so fascinated by them. “The show has become bigger than Keeping Up With The Kardashians, and Kris is starting to feel threatened by its success.
So Kris thinks the Thompsons are 'classless'. Note to Kris, they may not live in a huge mansion, have expensive cars and clothes, but being rich and famous doesn't give you class, ever see the way you and your children act in certain situations? Do you recall a sex tape of your daughter that put her on the map. Yep, THAT'S TOTAL CLASS! The Thompsons are more 'real', perhaps that's what you're afraid of.
Kris especially has a strong dislike for June, claiming the beauty pageant world is vile and that June is a bad mom for 'exploiting' Alana in that way. “Kris think it’s all a ploy to make money, and says she sees through it and thinks it is absolutely disgusting.
Kris, you'd better look at your carefully surgically sculpted face in the mirror honey. I may not be a fan of the children's pageant world, but someone who works her children from every available angle to make a buck (not to mention a nice manager fee) at the expense of their health (both mentally and physically) is also 'exploiting' their children.
Plus, the tons of makeup, hair extensions and expensive clothes you guys wear could effectively put you in the pageant class as well. At least in Mama June's case, they're doing family stuff together versus just scheduling job after job after job for their kids, to the point that a job comes BEFORE high school responsibilities for your younger kids.
In this fight...I'm TEAM MAMA JUNE ALL THE WAY!