Monthly Archives: September 2014

Ask Lloyd Grove: ‘Hollywood Thinks Journalists Are Sexy Again”

Hey, was there ever any doubt?!

Take a look at what Lloyd Grove has to say in The Daily Beast:

Earlier this year, Sarah Jessica Parker was on a flight with her three young children, on their way to a spring break vacation, when she suddenly started weeping.

Lloyd Grove's column in The Daily Beast, Sept. 17, 2014

Lloyd Grove’s column in The Daily Beast, Sept. 17, 2014

“I burst into tears on Jet Blue,” the Sex and the City star tells me. “And I had to ask for a rather scratchy napkin to use, because I was embarrassed to be crying in front of my children inexplicably.”

Parker, with a book galley in hand, had just gotten to the end of Busted: A Tale of Corruption and Betrayal in the City of Brotherly Love. It’s a riveting, funny and ultimately tear-jerking chronicle by Wendy Ruderman and Barbara Laker, two investigative reporters for the financially-strapped Philadelphia Daily News, about how they won the Pulitzer Prize and risked body and soul (Laker was beaten up by street thugs, Ruderman’s marriage collapsed) to expose a ring of dirty cops while their newspaper was crumbling beneath their feet.

Parker’s sobs were a good omen, and proof positive that the journalism business—no matter how diminished, insolvent, distrusted and ailing it sometimes seems in the year 2014—remains a healthy Hollywood staple, a source of endless comedy and drama.

Thanks for the shout out, Lloyd!

Check the rest of what else Lloyd has to say about “Busted” and other journalism stories in the entertainment slipstream in his Style column today in The Daily Beast.