Tuesday, April 23, 2024

Derek Jeter Always “In”. New York Post: “Out”


Don’t prove The New York Post wrong. Last year the city’s most under-edited tabloid proclaimed that New York Yankee Derek Jeter and actress Minka Kelly would definitely marry on December 5, 2010. It was front page news.

It was also wrong. Completely, dead, absolutely wrong.

The Post got Jeter and Kelly for not getting married according to their plan by putting the couple at Number 1 on their “Out” list for 2011.

Hysterical. Whether or not he gets married, Derek Jeter is always, totally on the “In” list every year. The Yankee captain constantly proves his worth, be it on the field or speaking for the Yankees. When he’s taken the mic to talk about the closing of the old stadium or the passing of George Steinbrenner, Jeter has shown himself to be articulate in addition to a team player.

Boo hoo, Post!

The Post also has a bunch of ins and outs that don’t really make sense. The Bowery is “out”? The whole avenue? Indeed, the Bowery is very much “in”. The old Bowery bums would never recognize it. Except for losing CBGB to the hateful BRC, the area is booming.

I’ll tell you what else is ‘in’ for Showbiz411 for 2011:

Jimmy Fallon is in. His show is rocking, and Jimmy is commanding late night. Rosie O’Donnell is in, for graciously commanding a huge charity for kids and giving them a place to learn theater. Elaine’s will always be in. The East Side Social Club is in. The new Lincoln Center construction is in. Well done! So is The Lambs Club Restaurant, councilwoman Christine Quinn, producer Scott Rudin, and the Weinstein Company. Downtown Records is in, for putting out terrific music like Cyndi Lauper‘s blues CD, “Memphis Blues.” Billie Jo Armstrong of Green Day is in for constantly supporting “American Idiot” on Broadway.

What’s out? Mayor Bloomberg and his sidekick, Janette Sadik-Khan are out, out, out. The Post, obviously, is out. Greedy landlords are out: there are empty spaces all along Madison Avenue. Wal Mart is out. “Holiday” by Vampire Weekend is Out with a capital O. So is the elongated video announcement in the cabs: the only decent cab is that Toyota crossover. Out are the small Toyotas and the Nissan Sentras. You have to ride sideways in them. Out are concrete turning lanes and no parking spaces on the avenues. Goodbye! Already out is Madonna’s movie about the Duke and Duchess of Windsor. Completely out is Mel Gibson and maybe Jodie Foster if she’s not careful.

Very in: Jeremy Renner. Very out: Tom Cruise.

Always in: The Four Seasons restaurant. Always out: The Lion.

Good signal in: Scott Greenstein’s Sirius XM; Bad signal out: the waste of 102.7, what used to be WNEW FM

In, in, in: Joan Rivers. Out, out, out: Bristol Palin.

In: Regis and Kelly. Out: The Talk.

In: One Life to Live. Out: Desperate Housewives.

Forever in: Liz Smith, Cindy Adams, Frank DiGiacomo, Keith Kelly, Emily Smith and her crew

Out: columnists with axes to grind and no facts to find.

In: Listening. Out: in ear headphones or anything else that blocks connecting with the world.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedmanhttps://www.showbiz411.com
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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