NEW YORK – Emeril, a Backstreet Boy on terrorism and the almighty Oprah in the slightly ajar world of The Foxlight.
Emeril Lagasse knows the truth. He says he's "not a trained actor." But, he's worked out an exchange with a real actor who co-stars on his new sitcom. Emeril says he and Robert Urich "have a deal going on." Emeril says Urich's giving him "acting tips for cooking tips." Emeril says Urich's "a cooking maniac." Emeril plays a chef with a cable cooking show. Urich plays his agent.
Call it the backstreet back pedal. Kevin Richardson of the Backstreet Boys is apologizing for calling the United States "arrogant" during a Canadian interview. After the terrorist attacks on New York and Washington, Richardson said the United States is "a bit of an arrogant nation, and maybe this is a little bit of a humbling experience." He went on to say it raises questions as to "what has our government done to provoke this action, that we don't know about." Now Richardson says he meant "overconfident." He says his dad was in the Army and he himself was enlisted in the Air Force before becoming a Backstreet Boy, and he would never betray American values.
It's another sign of things returning to normal. Oprah Winfrey is back to pushing books. Her show has spent much of the time since the September 11 terrorist attacks discussing the aftermath of the assault. But Monday, there was a new installment of Oprah's Book Club. There was one twist, though. Usually the book club picks are kept a secret until the show airs. But because of the delay caused by the terrorist attacks, copies of "The Corrections" by Jonathan Franzen have been seen at stores with the coveted Oprah Book Club sticker on its cover.
And the always uncovered world of celebrity corrections we shine in the bright glow of The Foxlight.