Pet peeves roundup, starring Jimmy Fallon, Ryan Seacrest, and Mary-Kate Olsen
I’ll admit that I’m not in the best of moods today, but is anyone else annoyed by the following:
• The use of the phrase “longtime girlfriend,” or “longtime squeeze” in Page Six‘s case, to describe the woman Jimmy Fallon is marrying, Nancy Juvonen. He apparently met her on the set of Fever Pitch (she co-owns Flower Films with Fallon’s costar Drew Barrymore), which was released in 2005. It’s 2007. I realize a few years may constitute a “long time” in Hollywood, but in my mind, it’s gotta be at least 10 years to earn that title.
• The word Superbowl. It’s two words, Variety: Super Bowl. In their defense, as a fact-checker at EW, I have had to correct this on someone’s copy at least once a year. (Entertainment junkies aren’t always the biggest sports fans.) Note: I’m not actually annoyed by the subject of the story, that Ryan Seacrest (pictured) will be emceeing Fox’s pre-game and halftime coverage in January. I think it’s great that football fans will have to stare at Seacrest.
• The attempt to hype Ben Kingsley’s kiss with Mary-Kate Olsen in some upcoming movie. It’s a comedy. Called The Wackness. I’m not sensing controversy. Or a good opening weekend.
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