Most interesting guest appearance on a TV show last night: Elisabeth Shue on “Curb Your Enthusiasm.”
As it happens, Shue’s husband Davis Guggenheim directed the Al Gore documentary, “An Inconvenient Truth.” He won an Oscar for it.
Who produced “Truth”? Why, Laurie David, ex-wife of Larry David, star and creator of “Curb.”
It does seem that in the Larry-Laurie divorce, Larry wins the Guggenheims. Having film star Shue make a guest appearance on “Curb” seems to be sending some kind of message to ex-wife Laurie. And what a strange little plot twist: in the show, Shue is accused of having oral sex with the fictional Larry’s wife in the show, Cheryl (Cheryl Hines). The Cheryl character is kind of a stand-in for Laurie David — so much so that fictional Larry divorced Cheryl last season.
Got that? Or maybe Larry is carrying a torch for Laurie (that seems unlikely though since Laurie reportedly hooked up with Martha’s Vineyard gardener Bart Thorpe, who was married into a wealthy island real estate family). Shue’s character was named Virginia Sloane. A real Virginia Sloane was the writer of a famous big band song in the 1940s called “You’re Part of My Heart.” That’s probably just a coincidence though.