May 14, 2003

LIVE FROM the comments box

LIVE FROM the comments box at this Moxie post, we get the inside scoop on what Hollywood really thinks about Michael Moore:

For whatever reason i'm at entertainment weekly oscar party at elaine's here in new york. i'm no famous person, so i'm well into my ninth jack on the rocks by the time dinner rolls around and i'm sitting with tony bennett, candace bushnell, joan collins and their sig/o's. So I'm talking to charles askegard (bushnell's husband and a Merit-smoking ballet dancer) when Moore comes on and starts ranting.

Right leaning guy that I am, this is exactly what I'm afraid of. I'm not one to hold my tongue, especially when drinking, and my brother's in Iraq and this is the day, remember, when they'd started talking quagmire. Anyway, in Elaine's the boos start. Then Joan Collins starts.

"WHO the F-CK is that man? He's a f-cking traitor. Get his ass off the stage? Oh, F-CK him."

She looks around confused and I'm just staring at her by this point with this goofy grin on my face. And she looks at me and says "Who IS that fat f-ck anyway."

At which point I raised my glass and said, "Joan, I absolutely love you."

Joan rocks. Speaking of Moore, someone has finally found a use for that book of his.

Posted by Tim Blair at May 14, 2003 12:03 AM