More on the Swags and Swag-nots
In his back-page column in EW June 8, celeb journalist Dalton Ross says that when people meet him, they "[believe] they are conversing with someone who actually converses with famous people on a regular basis. Then I hit them with the depressing truth - I know no one." Later on, "Celebrities and we normal folk are different breeds. We go to a party and bring a bottle of wine. They go to a party and walk out with a $10,000 gift bag." Yup.
Someone once brought me a hostess gift of wine. Since I don't drink, this sat in my refrigerator for, oh, 15 years. It finally came out when I needed a dinner party gift and had no time to shop. My hosts almost opened the bottle right there, but thankfully didn't. I guess we could have mixed it with oil and put it on salad.
Going completely off-topic, Star Magazine could use better proofreading. I'd save all the errors and suggest myself for the job, but I'm trying to work less. Example: a May 14 article on Heather Mills quoted a source saying Paul McCartney's "getting so used to the bile that Heather is pedaling, he doesn't want to hear any more." Pedaling? With one leg?