Priscilla Presley vs Julie Newmar. Randy’s not-from-Target grey hoodie. Dancing With the Stars. James sniffs out a gay behind-the-scenes affair. Johnni Javier, WOW creative director at the London office, calls and a transatlantic pop-cultural exchange of sorts follows. James brazenly brings up the G-word as only James can, courtesy of Whoopi “Goldman” on The View. The N-word and C-word follow in quick succession. Discussion. American Idol. David Archuleta. Carly. Jason Castro – a pot-smoker or mildly retarded? David Cook. “Jesus and Gravity.” Mariah Carey: “She and Britney are back on the meds and everything’s great,” says Fenton. James remembers that Glitter the movie and album were released on September 11, 2001. (Google it!) Madonna’s new single. “People’s worst singles are actually their best,” says Fenton. “Look at Paula Abdul’s ‘Vibeology.’ ” Randy tells of the many changes he went through while watching “4 Minutes” over and over. Madonna, the vortex, the self-referencing pop star. Randy admits, sadly, that Madonna is his cultural reference. George Clooney. Renée Zellweger. The Pregnant Man. The View. Kathie Lee Gifford on Today‘s fourth hour. James admits that Kathie Lee is his cultural reference. Autism, the musical. The Moment of Truth. Emile Hirsch and Lydia. Speed Racer. Janice Dickinson in that Orbit commercial. Lydia describes seeing Dickinson in the courtyard at the ArcLight. And all the while, Johnni Javier is still on the phone from London.
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