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I am a geek about the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. I love the pageantry and tradition of the whole thing. When I was little, I would sit down in front of the TV in the family room and write down every float that went by and rank my favorites. Now-a-days I’m more fascinated by the Broadway performances, as those 3 minute snippets are the closest I’ve been to the Great White Way. And who doesn’t love giant balloons and Santa Claus? It’s a really great way to spend a few hours on a cold and (hopefully) snowy morning.

But things have been on a downturn lately. The celebrities who used to make appearances are few and far between. I guess the heavyweights are less inclined to miss dinner at home with the fam. Instead, the viewing public is left with the dregs of Hollywood. In the line-up this year? David Archuleta, The Cheetah Girls, and Miley Cyrus. Thinking of it makes the throw-up in my mouth a little.

I know little kids are big parade watchers (hell, I was one) and most of the floats, balloons, etc., are targeted to their tastes, but I suppose it’s just depressing to see what the “kids these days” are going ga-ga for.

There are a few bright spots, but they probably won’t be singing live. Kristen Chenoweth (Pushing Daisies), James Taylor and Darius Rucker (better known as Hootie) are all signed on to perform.

Hopefully the marching bands will drown out Miley and David and James can do a long set with songs from his lovely new album. But then again, this is Thanksgiving and that would be a Christmas miracle.

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Montana Pens Memoir For Mucho Moola


Chew on this:

Pop Princess Miley Cyrus signed a seven-figure book deal today with the Disney Book group. That’s right, a 15-year-old entertainer who probably couldn’t pass the English AP test will earn at least a million dollars to composing her memoir. 
I’m sure the book will be a best-seller when it’s released in 2009 and the investment is well worth it for Disney. Plus it may be interesting to hear about this rising star’s hectic life, especially if she actually delves in to some of the challenges and misconceptions about fame. 
But still. Seven figures? Is anyone else a little sad their parents never enrolled them in voice lessons?

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Miley Cyrus ate few ounces of ketchup on Leno last night. The video described it as chugging, but it’s closer to a long squirt than the maple syrup shenanigans from Super Troopers.

I wonder how the PR Machine at Disney will spin this. Does this show that Miley is a daredevil…of the tame variety? Does it show she’s just a kid who likes to have fun? Or maybe she just enjoys ketchup.

I don’t know what you’re up to Miley Cyrus, but you’re a teen queen of the best kind. You sing to sold out crowds, you have your own television show, you present at The Oscars and you drink condiments on late night talk shows. How do you do it? How do you do it?

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Tickets to see Hannah Montana, (played by Achy Breaky offspring and not-preggers Miley Cyrus), live in concert are sold out across the country. One ticket to a show in North Carolina recently sold for over $2,500, causing the VP of the tour company to claim the hysteria over Miley and the “Best of Both Worlds” tour is ” like the Beatles.”

Yeah…no.

I don’t care how fast your tickets sell out or how much greedy soccer moms sell them for on eBay. Until your albums are timeless, or you effect change through a few chord changes and simple ditties, or at least until you do a lot of drugs and grow a beard…you are not like the Beatles. Don’t even bring bring them up for comparison.

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