Jade takes up Page 5 of the January issue of Vibe:
I'm so happy for her that I'm willing to forgive the Sister Patterson hairline. Entirely! I don't know where Apple Bottoms fall on the cool scale, as my bottom is no apple and I am, you know, male, but I think that this has to be a positive thing for her. Yay, Happy Positive Jade Thing!
A few other ANTM-oriented things are after the jump. But first an update: What follows is a spoiler, according to many disgruntled people in the comments who, apparently, don't agree with the general truth that the Internet waits for no one. I consider reality show eliminations to be events, not plot points, per se, and I have no problem discussing them as they happen, without warning. I understand that TiVo has changed our viewing habits, but really, once something has happened, it's happened, and if you need to keep yourself pure, you should probably avoid places that could defile you. Like this blog.
I moved the additional items of this post to under the jump because I'm not a dick, and I don't want to spoil things for people. But if I already did earlier, you should be at least as mad at yourself for checking this blog as you are at me for revealing last night's eliminated contestant.
Not that this is a big deal or anything, but damn.
1. I'm sad that Heather is gone. Even though her departure was predictable and even warranted, it's still sad.
Oh, and I know that this isn't sooo important that it warrants a pre-recap mention, but I thought it was weird to talk about Jade and not talk about the most recent pseudo-significant ANTM update.
2. Speaking of, per E News' article on Twiggy leaving the show: the Cycle 9 finale will air in January (?!?), live (!?!?!?!). Also, the article reveals that ANTM has been renewed through 2009-10. That makes at least five more cycles that we're in for. Can you stand it?
3. I posted that Twiggy article in my temporary retainer post that ran in lieu of a recap, but I haven't mentioned it since then. I think it's a good thing. As much as I think Twiggy seems nice, I figure anyone, anyone, anyone (even my flapping lion friend) will serve more purpose on the judging panel. But I think her replacement, Paulina Porizkova may be a few steps up, actually.
I knew virtually nothing of her before Monday, besides the Ric Ocasek stuff. I never paid attention to Dancing With the Stars when she was on it, or before or since, for that matter. I always forget that that show isn't regarded as the joke it clearly is, and that people are into it and watch the fuck out of it. Anyway, I found this video in which she talks about the novel she released earlier this year, and why she got into writing: "I'm fat and old for a model, and I'm old and too foreign for an actress, but as an author, I'm pretty young and hot." I love someone who can so bravely overcome adversity and find her path in the world. Welcome home, baby.
I also love that A Model Summer took five years to write. Five more years and she coulda had a Dune on her hands.