Saturday, February 27, 2010
Carly comes clean
Carly Simon has finally answered one of the iconic questions of popular music, namely who was she singing of in the inimically titled 'You're So Vain'.
Well, Carly has disclosed the target of her disdain...
Come to find out it was her gay record producer and non-love interest David Geffen, the wealthy and very successful fashion and cultural sophisticate.
And not...this guy.
Who would've thunk it?
You know, my aversion to the handsome and charming Mr. Beatty was largely a measure of the rumors that he was unkind to the women that loved him. Turns out it was never like that. He never spoke of the women he was entwined with, except to praise them. And all the criticism directed towards him he simply shrugged off as though nothing had happened. He never spoke up to defend himself, conducting himself in a remarkably disinterested and chivalrous manner.
Having been the subject of false accusations myself, I have a great appreciation for the hits he weathered for the sake of being a stand-up kind of guy. Hat tip to you, Mr. Beatty.
Now in his later years, the former high school sports star continues to rise in my estimation. I'm going to have to watch his portrayal of Bud Stamper in 'Splendor in the Grass' again, opposite the young Natalie Wood as Wilma Dean 'Deannie' Loomis. That was a heart rending tale of good intentions gone awry. As a young actor, he was remarkably good in it.
So Robert Stacy McCain goes to the trouble to put his finger in my eye over the whole Carly Simon thing. Like what, I'm a reporter now? I'm supposed to know that English tabloids don't always fact check their stories before going to print?
Anyways, no more links to Stace.
That's it for me.
I mean it. The guy is a royal pain.