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Entries by Jim Moret from 08/2013

The Slippery Slope of Scandal-Driven Celebrity

| Posted 08.06.2013 | Celebrity

I should not be surprised that Sydney Leathers chose the dark side of fame. This otherwise sweet but unremarkable girl found herself the object of more attention than she could have ever dreamed. This fast-track to notoriety may be short-lived but it is often exceptionally lucrative.

Mirror, Mirror: Sext in Peace

| Posted 08.08.2013 | Celebrity

Here's a suggestion for Alex Rodriguez and Anthony Weiner -- go away. Not for a week or a month. Leave us for a long while. Forgo the obligatory claims of redemption with accompanying photo spreads in national magazines. We don't believe you anymore.

The Name Game: Superman vs. Anthony Weiner

| Posted 08.11.2013 | Media

When I was in high school, my Driver's Education instructor was Mr. Brake. Yeah, we thought it was a riot, too. But that was actually his name. I hadn't given much thought to aptronyms until the recent sexting scandal hit New York politics.