An interesting invitation landed on my boss’s desk today (I sneak open Randy’s mail when he’s out of town / the envelope looks interesting / I’m bored). Marc Cherry invites you to an evening with Desperate Housewives, sang the front of the invite; inside, cocktails and dinner with the cast of Desperate Housewives, at the home of Executive Producer Marc Cherry. How exciting, I thought – fruit daiquiris with Felicity, tiramisu with Teri! Where do I RSVP? Then I read the ticketing cost: $2500 per person for VIP seating. Hmm. Quite a lot. But included in that price is the chance to ask Bree Van De Kamp to pass the salt, right? Nope. That would cost a cool $5000 per person, for Celebrity Seating. OK, so before you jump to your cruel conclusions about Cherry cashing in on a dying show, it’s all in aid of charidee. But still! I think I’ll stick to watching the show at home, and throwing bread rolls at Eva Longoria everytime she comes on the screen.
– Steven Corfe