After my recap of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills my inbox was flooded with old ladies who apparently still bear a torch for Jimmy McNichol. They were furious with me to an extent for saying he wasn’t aging well, but even more furious at Kim Richards for “making it seem like he wanted to date her” because he is married to a beautiful woman and everything around is perfect in every way. I laughed and just deleted the comments. Sorry, I should probably have just put them through for you guys to mock them. Don’t worry. I am about to give you something TOTALLY ridiculous to mock ME about.
Apparently, Sharon Osborne, who I used to like, has been trash talking Leif Garrett! GASP! Nobody better open their mouth about Leif Garrett on my watch, sister friend! Oh no. We do not trash talk Leif Garrett. Ever. Leif has had a very rough life. At age 17, he was the driver in a car accident that left his best friend a paraplegic and it screwed him up completely. He ended up a drug addict and a drifter and even ended up on Celebrity Rehab one season.
I am laying in wait for this interview. Sharon better do some big time backpedaling. I believe what she said on the show initially is that “Leif Garrett lives under a bridge now and there is a spot for Justin Bieber right next to him.” Which means I really don’t need to go in on Sharon because the Bielibers have surely sent a lynch mob by now. I haven’t watched The Talk in ages so my tolerance level for Sheryl Underwood is low again. Especially since her bit today is farting. Really? Five grown women and fart jokes? Stop.
Okay, Leif is on and he looks …okay. They replay the video and on the video Sara tries to correct Sharon about Leif living under a bridge but Sharon is adamant. Stupid Bitch. Leif says that of course he doesn’t live under a bridge, he is not sure where Sharon gets her information. Sharon begins back pedaling. She says it is a figure of speech. Sharon says that he really screwed up his career when he had the accident and he injured that guy and it’s the same thing that Justin Bieber was doing you were both on drugs and you both messed up, and you messed up horribly, not intentionally, maybe if you had different people around you, at the time to give you better advice, you were a baby, you don’t remember this, you came to a party I through for Electric Light Orchestra, I met you at 17 years of age, you came into my home, you were a beautiful young man, you were so polite, but to watch the demise of a child, it has happened so much in this industry, but I was using that especially your accident you had.”
Wow is this a chance for Leif to respond to Sharon, or for Sharon to just dig a deeper hole? Finally, Sharon takes a breath and let’s Leif speak. “He says well that’s a nice analogy (sarcasm). You know you have to be careful you are given all of this money and all of this fame and adulation and it’s easy to get lost in that.” Sharon interrupts AGAIN to agree. The people that he admired the most, were heavy into the drug use and he made the bad choice to emulate them. Leif talks about how his life is going great now, and the audience erupts with applause.
Sara asks if Leif can relate to what he is going through. Leif laughs and says “Oh Yeah, absolutely.” He says he needs to take inventory of his life and realize that it can all end. He needs to get a grip.
Chinbot Julie asks what his current projects are. He says he has been working on an album with a group called Tantrik. He has been working on music on his own. He also has been working on a book and he is getting ready to shop it.
Sharon just has to have the last word and tell Leif she knows it took a lot of courage for him to come here. She says she knows his internal struggles with the accident. How in the holy hell do you know that Sharon? You don’t know shit! You can tell Leif thinks Sharon is a jackass, but he is very polite.
Okay. You may commence with the mocking now.