Pulitzer Prize winning novelist Salman Rushdie took a break from Tweeting about smart stuff (like which Phillip Roth novel is best … I vote for American Pastoral!) to weigh in on Kim Kardashian’s divorce in limerick form:
“The marriage of poor kim #kardashian was krushed like a kar in a krashian / her kris kried, not fair! why kan’t I keep my share? / But kardashian fell klean outa fashion.”
So this is what it looks like when highbrow and lowbrow make a Twitter baby. Absolutely delightful! I feel like Kim should consider hiring him as her publicist. He could write limericks instead of press releases.
Some weeks in the blogging world are known as “slow news weeks.” Those are weeks devoid of pregnancy announcements, sex scandals, and A-list divorces. And there are other weeks when tabloid stories are breaking like waves in a hurricane. Yesterday, we enjoyed a double story break with the announcement of the end of Kim Kardashian’s 72-day marriage to Kris Humphries and Jessica Simpson’s “mummy” confirmation. When big stories break, it’s always strategic. Whenever a celebrity wants to hide something, they make an official statement after the weeklies have dropped. If they’re vying for media attention and blog love, they go public just in time for the story to make the cover of the upcoming issue. So it’s a gain a week, lose a week principle. Keep reading »