Tuesday, March 14, 2006


We were amused to discover that, in pitching for a new career as a burlesque dancer [NSFW-ish], Samantha Cashmere has cited her "several years in the entertainment industry" as relevant experience.

It's interesting not only because the very idea that a burlesque dancer is going to be chosen because of cv box ticking rather than basque filling is odd, but more because her role was "wife of Chester Bennington" which, even if you accept the argument that Linkin Park are related to the entertainment industry in any way, hardly makes sense. After all, while some partners share a career (Esther Rantzen and Desmond Morris, for example) they both have to work at it - you wouldn't let the wife of a surgeon have a go at fixing your spleen on the strength of her having having bought a house in Penge with someone who went to medical school, would you?


Anonymous said...

A pedant writes... Esther Rantzen was married to TV producer Desmond Wilcox, not the self-styled 'body language' expert (i.e. anthropologist-lite), Desmond Morris.

Great site, as ever.

Simon Hayes Budgen said...

Yes, you're right.

Morris was, however, at college with Mel Smith and Griff Rhys-Jones. Which doesn't make me any less wrong, but makes the world a little more strange.

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