Happy Friday, y’all! It’s been a long week and I’m so glad it’s almost over. And since I was sick last Friday afternoon, and never got around to posting a FFF, I’m giving you a double shot of pop culture WTF? moments today!
Since I shafted ya last week, I thought I’d make this week’s edition especially hot and sexy. Salacious. Scintillating. Scandalous. And other dirty sounding “S” words. And since I’m also feeling very political today, this first moment takes us back to 1988, an election year. It was also the year that Rob Lowe picked up a couple girls at the Democratic National Convention in Atlanta and took them back to his hotel room for a night of Sex, Lies and Videotape:
These days, everybody’s got a sex tape. But back then, this was so shocking! Especially since one of the girls proved to be underage (16), and her mother was none too thrilled to see her baby on a sex tape with a hunky movie star and another girl. The girl’s mother sued Lowe, but it was settled out of court, and no charges were filed. He agreed to perform 20 hours of community service. And it didn’t really hurt Rob as he’s been a successful actor since, currently starring in Brothers and Sisters.
Our next super-sexy WTF? moment happened in 1995, when a lovable Brit actor decided to hit the town for some naughty fun:
Oh, Hugh! You irrepressible little scamp, you! But seriously, this was a major WTF? moment because at the time, Hugh was dating Elizabeth Hurley:
I mean, what was he thinking? Sure, she seems kind of bitchy, but look at how smokin’ hot she is? And on top of that, he’s a famous actor, why is he paying for sex? There are thousands of groupies out there who’d give their left tit to hook up with an A-list actor.
Anyway, the LAPD busted Hugh and he was fined $1,180 and placed on two years of probation. Elizabeth stood by her man, who then went on Leno to apologize, saying, “I did a bad thing.” In the years since, Grant and Hurley split, but remain good friends. Grant continues to enjoy an A-list career and Divine Brown resurfaced last year in an article, saying:
Everything turned out for the better. It helped me turn my life into something positive. I was blessed that it could get me out of that lifestyle.
All’s well that ends well, I suppose. Have a good weekend!