This week on the Internet
This week on the Internet -- The low-brow Romp.com was founded by the son of Disney's Michael Eisner
Want to feel inadequate? Ashely power heads up Goosehead, her own 30-employee website for teens. She acts in and helps write Whatever, an original show on the site, doles out daily advice, answers hundreds of emails, and possesses such killer networking sills that actor Richard Dreyfuss recently signed on to help her develop an interactive program. Power is also 14 and a high school freshman in L.A. So what’s next, a presidential candidacy? Nope. In 10 years, Ashley hopes to be directing her own shows and to have ”a nice boyfriend.” Spoken like a professional teen.
Who’d have guessed that a site featuring e-mailable paper-doll ”ho’s” and a show called T-t Talk had blood ties to Mickey Mouse? While Michael Eisner presides over Walt Disney Co., son Eric, 26, rules The Romp. Eisner fils cofounded the lowbrow humor hub in 1999, and notes that ”we laugh at everybody and with everybody.” Though elder Eisner has no comment, Eric says Dad’s given his full support. Just don’t expect Disney World to introduce an eighth dwarf named Skeevy.