August 25, 2003


Via Joe Dougherty we learn that Cybill Shepherd is deeply concerned over matters gubernatorial:

"That would be the worst tragedy in the history of California," Shepherd hyperventilated to "Access Hollywood."

"I think that we are the laughing stock of the world, with Arnold Schwarzenegger running [for] governor," Shepherd said. "I think he's a real hypocrite. I think he has a past that is going to come out, and I'm not going to mention what it is, but it's not going to be pretty."

Speaking of unpretty pasts, picture teenage Cyb and lusty Gray Davis engaged in some beachside saliva-trading:

Actress Cybill Shepherd told the San Francisco Chronicle that she and Davis "made out passionately" on a beach in Hawaii 36 years ago when she was 16 and he, 24.

Davis was working at a travel company at the time, and Shepherd was vacationing with her parents.

Shepherd said Davis had been a ''good kisser,'' but that they were never lovers.

The 52-year old actress says she is so upset about the recall election against Davis, she is thinking of holding a press conference.

Thatís how upset she is.

(Thanks to reader John S. for the alert.)

Posted by Tim Blair at August 25, 2003 03:11 AM

hmmm, he's a pedophile!!!

Posted by: Mr. Bingley at August 25, 2003 at 04:10 AM

Considering she is pretty MILF nowdays, you can't blame Davis for taking a dip at a much younger, certainly much firmer Cybill.

Posted by: Clarke Kent at August 25, 2003 at 04:28 AM

Jaysus mate. You're getting your kickers in twist over what some addled-pated thespian has to contribute to politics.

I mean what would Cybill Shepard, Tim Robbins, Ronald Reagan or Arnie know about the real world.

Posted by: Elitism For The People at August 25, 2003 at 04:28 AM

Oh no. Arnie's lost the Cybill Shepherd endorsement. Now he's really in trouble.

Cybill's cranking out Z-grade crap at the rate of about one production a year. Now she's playing Martha Stewart in a biopic. Overworked she ain't.

Posted by: David Gillies at August 25, 2003 at 04:39 AM

She's a hosebag so she oughta know.

Posted by: BigScaryBrain at August 25, 2003 at 04:44 AM

"She's a hosebag so she oughta know."

Wait till you finally have sex. Then you'll realise it's much better than having at a 'hosebag'.

Sorry, I take that back. Maybe, "hosebags" are an important part of your life.

Hope I didn't sound too PC there.

Posted by: Elitism For The People at August 25, 2003 at 05:29 AM

What if she held a press conference and nobody came?

Posted by: ilyka at August 25, 2003 at 06:54 AM

Poor Cybill's been too busy mattress-backing to notice that California has been the laughing stock of the world for about 4 years now.

Posted by: ed at August 25, 2003 at 10:52 AM

Not a press conference!! Anything but that. She must really be serious to go that far. Her devotion to her cause is amazing to behold.

Posted by: Chris Josephson at August 25, 2003 at 10:55 AM

There has been a good article about the Shepherd/Davis 'affair' on the Weelkly Standard site for a week.

"Shepherd & Davis fell out of touch until the mid-1980s, when Shepherd received a pot holder in the mail--a knickknack from Davis' Assembly campaign. And now, she feels so upset about the recall election that--unsolicited by Davis operatives--she said, "I feel like holding a press conference."

Let's set aside the visual of a 24-year-old future governor in a remake of "From Here to Eternity" with a 16-year minor. The real story here: Davis left the poor girl with a broken heart and a crummy pot holder, yet she's still a fan. If Gray can placate Cybill, maybe he can charm his way out of being recalled.

Posted by: Alex Hidell at August 25, 2003 at 11:00 AM

Gray must be a hell of a kisser or Cybill a hell of a twit if a long-a-go kiss is more memorable than the recent total fucking of the State's economy. Maybe she's thinking that when Gray Davis fucks you, he really really really fucks you.

In dating terms, aren't the people of California just asking for their dance card back.

Posted by: PJ at August 25, 2003 at 11:10 AM

Elitism For The People asks:

I mean what would Cybill Shepard, Tim Robbins, Ronald Reagan or Arnie know about the real world.

Shepard & Robbins? Nothing. (And probably didn't before they became rich/famous either.)

Arnie? Does the business world count as "the real world? If so, businessman and real estate entrepreneur Arnold knows quite a lot, and knew it long before he became a movie action hero.

Ronald Reagan? Uh, gee, I dunno. Does ending the Evil Empire (the Soviet Union) count in your real world? I sure does in mine.

Posted by: Barbara Skolaut at August 25, 2003 at 11:13 AM

Doesn't the UN have an international law against unilateral press conferences? I believe Simple should seek a resolution first.

Posted by: Jerry at August 25, 2003 at 12:42 PM

No wonder (Republican) Bruce Willis couldn't stand her on "Moonlighting"...

Posted by: John at August 25, 2003 at 01:42 PM

She was dumb in "Moonlighting" and she's only got worse.

And what's this about Arnold's past? When he was competing, he was on the gear; he took HGH; as a gym rat he had a relationship with older men to finance his bodybuilding; when he went to America he fucked a lot of women. So what? a typical professional bodybuilder's career. The fact is that he's still the greatest bodybuilder in history: just go to any gym and 30 years after, there are still photos on the walls of Arnie in his prime. Moreover, unlike the others, he showed he could be equally successful by moving into other careers - movies, business, real estate etc. Not bad for a dumb weightlifter.

Arnold's outstanding quality is his ruthless drive to be successful: isn't that a necessary quality in any politician?

"Pumping Iron" is still one of the greatest movies made about lifting weights and it shows Arnold's real character before the PR people and his wife gave him a makeover.

Posted by: Rob (No 1) at August 25, 2003 at 02:19 PM

Cybill Shepherd didn't know what gubernatorial meant until her manager told her the other day. He reassured her that she didn't have to say it on camera. "It's only in real life, Ms. Shepherd."

Posted by: Brian O'Connell at August 25, 2003 at 03:44 PM

Cybill's just a clapped-out groupie. She's had one Governor and now she'd like another. Fat chance! She'll have to wait till Bruce Willis runs for office.

Posted by: Maxi at August 25, 2003 at 04:25 PM

Is there any American celebrity that Cybill hasn't gotten it on with?

Posted by: Adam at August 25, 2003 at 04:37 PM

>I mean what would Cybill Shepard, Tim Robbins, Ronald Reagan or Arnie know about the real world.

I'm guessing that Arnie, who is a real-world real estate businessman, would know better than to try to buy land inside a subway station. That certainly puts him one up on you.

Posted by: John Nowak at August 25, 2003 at 04:57 PM

Er, that's not exactly what Mr Elite said, John. Where he was buying property was not specified further than that it was "in France".

Posted by: Ferg at August 25, 2003 at 05:12 PM

Yep; Ferg's right. Elite did not claim he was buying property inside the subway station, although he does confuse a subway inside Paris for a suburb of Paris.

Posted by: John Nowak at August 25, 2003 at 07:18 PM

Actually, Cybill did the best National Anthem rendition I've ever heard. Possibly in part because of the unexpectedness of it, but she's not completely devoid of vocal talent.

Sugar Bowl, I believe vs. West Virginia, 1994? 1995? Don't remember.

Posted by: David Perron at August 26, 2003 at 12:39 AM

True story: I tried to introduce myself to Gray Davis when I ran into him at a Cukaroo's on the Los Angeles westside area (he was lieutennant governor at the time, but his gubernatorial campaign was still a year away). He arrived with two "men in black" (great way to look inconspicuous), ordered his food and sat down. I went up to introduce myself and was greeted by the first of his goons who got right in my face. I politely said "excuse me", turned to the left and the OTHER goon blocked my new path. When I tried to go between them, I saw Gray running at top speed out of the Cukaroos down the street.

Posted by: Sean at August 26, 2003 at 03:12 AM

Find yourself a copy of Cybil's photo shoot in Vanity Fair a few years back. Somebody at Vanity Fair must have been very angry with her.

Posted by: charles austin at August 26, 2003 at 03:23 AM


"What if she held a press conference and nobody came?"

Depends on what we did at the press conference, so I might just come.

Posted by: nobody important at August 26, 2003 at 04:16 AM

No Elistist for the People,

I just know a hosebag when I see one, unlike your dad.

That and she wrote a book telling everyone she was a hosebag so I guess I would take he word for it.

Posted by: BigScaryBrain at August 26, 2003 at 03:06 PM