Monday, October 06, 2008

For the last week I’ve had no faith in America simply because Sarah Palin is still part of a campaign that isn’t exclusively about breakfast cereal or new uniforms for a team of hockey players under the age of 14. Imagine my delight when I read that Ali Lohan’s single flopped and that despite rumours to the contrary, Justin Timberlake’s manager, Johnny Wright is not only not at all interested in managing her but he’s not even interested in meeting her. Finally, some flicker of consciousness that makes me think that coherent critical thinking is a possibility among the ticket buying public – of which I am apparently suddenly not a member.

The New York Post reports that Wright released the following statement regarding Ali Lohan:

"Johnny Wright has never met with Ali Lohan, has never been introduced to Ali Lohan, nor has he had a meeting with Ali or Dina Lohan regarding Ali's music career. While he wishes Ali Lohan the best in all her endeavors, Mr. Wright has never had any intention of speaking with Ali Lohan regarding her career. Any story that has surfaced about such a meeting holds no merit and is completely false.
"Wright Entertainment Group has never had any interest or intention of adding Ali Lohan as an artist on the company's roster, which currently includes Justin Timberlake, Jonas Brothers, Janet Jackson and Ciara amongst others."

While Wright may have simply been responding to rumours that weren’t true, there’s a part of me that believes that he felt that being linked to Dina Lohan and her horrific Mama Rose antics was actually somewhat of a professional liability and so he immediately set the record straight.

Of course, let’s not forget how reassuring it is that Ali Lohan’s single flopped as well. I’m not sure what her appeal ever was seeing as she’s basically just a bland, smaller version of her sister minus any substance and she looks like a 40 year old woman. Still, the American ticket, CD and movie going public have a strange sense of what is culturally worthwhile so it doesn’t matter what I think, they’re still likely to want to suck shit through a straw and say “Mmm, delicious…more?”. Not when it comes to Ali though so, good for them. Now just let’s call it a day with Palin, yes? [source]

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