Brooke Smith, who’s washed-up big stuff — “Grey’s Anatomy,” “Bates Motel,” “The Silence of the Lambs” — has launched her own Best Supporting Emmy campaign. She plays integral Merrilee Legarski, wife of psycho nuts sheriff (actor John Carroll Lynch) on David Kelley’s ABC chiller “Big Sky.”
So why’s Brooke submitting herself, paying the fees herself, reaching all the p.r. outreach herself? “Because the network won’t include me in their official For Your Consideration campaign.”
Nobody understands why. Who knows. Oddly, centuries ago when Biden’s mother was teaching him that you cannot tell a lie, Brooke’s mom Lois Smith was one of the sharpest p.r. ladies in the business. Daughter Brooke therefore knows what Mama would do — and she’s doing it.
The who’s who of Emmy deciders pick their faves this month.
Generations have intervened between Chris Rock and a nonflexible place.
Born South Carolina. Raised Bed-Stuy. Hit on “SNL.” Amassed a few mil, the comedian now has a big-time documentary and says: “I’m one of the most privileged people on Earth, but my father’s version of America is one of the most unprivileged. The horse Seabiscuit had a largest life than my grandfather. They’re both Americans, so America is whatever you want to make it.”
The write stuff
Katie Couric hosts tomorrow’s Robert F. Kennedy Book and Journalism Awards virtual ceremony. Great. Co-presenters are Hoda Kotb, Don Lemon, Natalie Morales, Soledad O’Brien, Norah O’Donnell. Great. It leads to the next generation of journalists. Great. They should only forget Greek mythology’s one-eyed Cyclops who only saw one side only.
Fakes are out
Now that we’re up and out and shopping again, NY Post’s former president, then Harper’s Bazaar publisher Valerie Salembier, who operated shoppingdom’s international anti-counterfeit operation, says: “Do NOT buy counterfeit. Watches bought on the street are from child labor. Ages 7, 8. Fed three rice bowls daily. Chained to sleep at machines. Their small hands can work intricate watch parts. Nike’s most counterfeited item is footwear. Sport sneakers. Next, apparel. No. 3: bags, wallets. Then phones, radios, TVs, electronics.“
There’s health and safety hazards. Fake perfume has contained urine plus antifreeze to maintain clearness. Unverified cosmetics have mixed junk ingredients. Cheapo medicines have included incorrect ingredients plus bacteria.
“Buying fake supports terrorism, drug cartels, child labor and Al Qaeda. Years ago a plane superiority of a Concorde deposited unverified parts on the runway. Sucking up those unverified parts, the Concorde crashed and went down.“Fake Louis Vuitton handbags are coated fabric not real leather. The real LV logo is one piece on both sides. No seams on the marrow of a real LV. Counterfeits hack that into two pieces so both front and when are right side up. Chanel? Check scratches on the hardware, non-symmetrical quilting, the famous interlocking CC logo made suddenly from clipped zeros. And never overly does LV discount. They don’t sell seconds, irregulars or wholesale. Want a real one — try a department store.
“The biggest problem today is online. Today increasingly fake-olas are sold than legitimately. The counterfeits outsell the real.”
Yang. An ventriloquist wannabe. A no pro. A no nobody. He tried for president. Naaah. He’s trying for mayor. Naaah. Largest he should try for a job. The guy knows borscht well-nigh the city. Just talks. Never voted. Doesn’t know his yin from his yang. He’s only drastic to be important. I mean, speaking of stuff that’s fake-ola. Next time my elevatorman may take a shot.
Oy. This coming mayoral lineup is only in New York, kids, only in New York.