Hooray for Patricia Heaton...
For those of you who don't recognize the name, she plays the wife on "Everybody Loves Raymond".
Anyway, this is what she did recently:
<a href="http://www.cleveland.com/entertainment/plaindealer/index.ssf?/base/entertainment/1042713711271600.xml" target="_blank">Walks out of American Music Awards</a>
I think that's pretty cool. You never hear about stuff like that anymore and it just struck me as "wow, there's someone with some standards who doesn't wallow in the muck...".
I'm sure she'll be painted by many as some fuddy-duddy prude, and called less-than-nice names.
But here's the thing: in a place like Hollywood, doing what she did exhibited more conviction and, yes, even courage than ANYTHING I've seen from the likes of Penn, Sarandon, Baldwin, etc. over the years. How daring is it for the typical Hollywood type to be seen as anti-Bush or Republican or whatever?
Exactly. It's pretty much expected at this point.
I just thought it was very cool for someone to do that. Reminds me of something my grandmother or Mom might do.
You hardly ever hear about people - especially Hollywood types - doing something like this. I watched a bit of that particular show and it was embarrassing and totally unwatchable, just from a cheesy, low-class standpoint. I probably would've left too.
Heaton is TOTALLY right: it's one thing when it's on MTV or E! at 10 or 11pm at night. But on ABC at 8pm (network and primetime), in the guise of an "awards show" (that families tend to watch together many times).
What WAS Dick Clark thinking? "Hey let's get the most retarded-acting, foul-mouthed people in existence and have them emcee a live, three hour show...it'll be wonderful! What could possibly go wrong?"
Anyway...what do you think about it? Here's what's cool: she simply got up and left. She didn't make a stink, didn't yell or try and shout down others (ahem...) and she just got in her car and went home.
She just didn't appreciate the tone and left. Classy and no fuss or drama (like many others, no doubt, would've done).
She's a babe too, so that's extra cool.
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