Shirley MacLaine Sees The Upside Of Dick Clark’s Death
While promoting her newest film, Bernie, actress Shirley MacLaine was asked about the death of “America’s Oldest Teenager” Dick Clark. I have to give credit to the “reporter” who asked the question, because if there’s one thing the world needs to know, it’s how the old woman from Steel Magnolias feels about the death of Dick Clark.
At any rate, MacLaine decided to stray from the requisite ass kissing that goes along with a celebrity death and point out the silver lining of Clark’s demise:
Well now I can walk past his house in Malibu and his dogs won’t attack mine. That’s one good thing.
Jesus, lady. I certainly wasn’t crying after Clark’s departure, and I’m clearly not above being an asshole (I had to stop myself from writing “America’s Deadest Teenager” earlier in this piece). But I’d like to think that if someone who lived down the street from me died, I wouldn’t go joking about it to the press. Then again, the press wouldn’t want to talk to me because no one cares what I think, so it’s really a moot point.
More importantly (none of this is important), MacLaine seems to be missing the fact that Clark isn’t going to be buried with his pets, and they’re still alive and well. Hopefully one of the dogs sees this clip and is able to go Cujo on her ass.