Wednesday, March 29, 2006

Barrymore's back

Can this really be a good idea? Channel 4 is to hire Michael Barrymore to front a new show.

No news exactly on what this show might be, but Barrymore, who apparently likes a good pool party, is heading back from New Zealand to front it.

Better news still, the deal was negotiated by his agency Mr Cowell. No, not Simon Cowell, but his brother. Tony. I know now there are two of them... when did that happen? This kind of multiplication can't be a good thing.

The Channel 4 deal follows on from his crazy antics on 'Celebrity Big Brother'. You know, that cringeworthy experience where he lapped up the seal-clapping crowd like he were the prodigal son and then went on to seemingly lose his mind ranting and raving inside the house.

His best friend inside the house was fellow self obsessive George "Gorgeous" Galloway.

It’s sure to be a car crash of a spectacle too hideous to turn away from. Surely, the only explanation why Channel 4 are throwing money at someone like Barrymore.


At 5:23 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

After Big Bro, I'd have to say he's more Barryless than Barrymore

At 5:30 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

You make some valid points as always Gordon. However, there's one vital element to this deal sadly overlooked- namely Barrymore's gay following. As a symbol of the middle-aged man coming to terms with his sexuality, Barrymore exudes sensitivity and confusion. The gay demographic will turn on in hordes!

At 10:38 AM, Blogger Gordon said...

Barryless very good.

Damn I forgot about the gay hordes, I guess they must be the only people who watch 'What not to wear'.

At 11:12 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Now you're talking! What Not To Wear is superb television. Queer Eye for the Straight Guy, Strictly Come Dancing, The Clothes Show- It is fascinating to think how homosexuality has been embraced by mainstream television in recent years.

Of course there is the question of whether the gayness of Barrymore is being exploited simply to satiate the Heat generation's obsession with froth and nonsense.

At 12:06 PM, Blogger when2tribesgotowar said...

A salient point well made.

At 6:22 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Michael Barrymore the 'Brand' has it all but gone, like his career down the plug hole. More remembered these days for his pool party and the death of 'Stuart Lubbock' at his home. Tony Cowell his publicist is no longer acting for him. Channel 4 is there really a new series planned. There may be more truth in a film of the party,than of Barrymore the game show host.


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