McCullough on the ghosts of Philly greats: "I know that they're here. . . . You feel it."
Dealing Kards all over
Kardashian news is always plentiful, as the most P.R.-savvy family in history finds li'l bits o' craziness to seed our media and minds. For example, all too much of Khloé Kardashian was visible through her smoky blouse when she appeared on Thursday's X Factor. So host Simon "Darth" Cowell made the standard old joke about air-conditioning, and no one got it. But now Khloé and fams are keeping up the yack. For reasons tenuous and silly, KK is blaming Sandy the Storm for it. . . . Whaaat? . . . And nuh-uh, she di'n' either do it all on purpose!! She'd never do that!
There's more. There always is. The three big sisters, Kim, Kourtney, and Khloé, gang up on the poor media in Us mag, objurgating against all them dumb reports about their love lives. They themselves are why the reports (Khloé and basketball husband Lamar Odom splitters? Kourtney and serial infecundator Scott Disick also shplack? Kim pregnant and about to wed supposed bf Kanye West sub rosa?) are out there.
But, hey, if it makes more headlines . . . and it does. . . .
And finally, Vivid Entertainment, which brought you the smash hit Kim Kardashian: Superstar porn video, confirms there isn't, and/or denies there is, a second Kim K sex tape. Kanye West rapped in "Clique" about watching Superstar, but even such assiduous cross-marketing efforts have failed to produce what the world craves.
Beeb scandal dark, icky
The BBC sex scandal deepens; the Beeb's reputation sinks. Longtime beloved host Jimmy Savile, who died last year, is linked to more than 300 claims of sexual abuse, including, reports allege, a pedophile ring. Glam-rockster Gary Glitter was called in by police for questioning, followed by comic Freddie Starr. The scandal also touches Mark Thompson, incoming CEO of the New York Times. Why? Because he was BBC director general when the Beeb shelved an inquiry into allegations against Savile. Thompson denies he knew what was in the inquiry or had anything to do with axing it. This will get bigger and more horrible.
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