Lakers TV announcer John Ireland sent over a note today that gave us a smile:
“I just checked www.linesmaker.com and for what it’s worth, the Lakers are now the favorites to win the NBA Championship at 2-1. The Celtics are 5-2; the Spurs 6-1 and Pistons 15-2. Suns are 7-1 for now. How crazy is that?”
Yes, for Lakers fans, like us, that’s good news. But not necessarily for the reasons you may think.
“AGE OF LOVE” OLDSTER WAS NUDIE MODEL FOR PLAYBOY: By now you probably now about the frightfully inane “Age of Love”
fake reality show wrought on us by NBC. In the program’s recent finale, former competitive tennis pro Mark Philippoussis picked a 20-something aspiring “Blind Date” contestant over 48-year-old Jennifer Braff.
In the aftermath, LOS ANGELES TIMES reporter Robyn Norwood proudly describes Braff as an “executive assistant to Lakers owner Jerry Buss,” who “made an impressive showing by finishing second to a 25-year-old.” The gist of the mention of Braff focuses on Philippoussis, who is described by Norwood as “awkward and unsophisticated.”
Braff: “I went on a TV show and the guys kept saying he was a little dense and kept trying to get me to say it.”
Shocking that NBC TV executives would throw Philippoussis under the bus behind his back, eh?
Not so shocking is the media ignoring Ms. Braff’s “professional” past - as a nudie model. She has appeared in Playboy on multiple occasions and has also shown up hawking autographed photos at L.A.’s porn convention “Glamourcon” all well before her mainstream TV debut.
Funny how that didn’t make it into any of the MSM media mentions and NBC press releases. We wonder how all the middle-America housewives who lived and died with Braff’s weekly travails on the show would have felt if NBC had let them in on its dirty little secret.