Sunday, February 18, 2007

For those of you who missed it, here is Anderson Cooper interviewing Kenny Chesney on 60 Minutes

Thanks to Marie!!!

First Part



Second Part

6 comentarios:

marie said...

He looks sad and dissapointed about the break-up of his marriage.

Christiane said...

Ouch!Last night I had nightmares with the Tiki Huts, the Luaus and the Hula dancers...
Note to Chesney: St. John USA VI, is in the Caribbean ( West Indies for some ) - not the South Pacific / Indonesian islands...
and the cultural clichés keep on growing...

Sharla said...

Ok, I'm not a country music fan. To put it more accurately, I hate country music. So, due to many conversations on the subject, I paid attention to the body language of the interviewer and interviewee.

Chesney: Comes off as a "good ol' boy". Probably as nice as he seems. Calm, relaxed, happy, likes his interviewer. And then we get to the discussion of his marriage/gay thing. His body language suddenly went all over the place. Shifted in his seat, eyes darting around, lip trembling- you know, I believe that it really did make him sad about the breakup, he really did love Renee, and the gay thing? Well, I attempted to do my own research on that one. Unfortunately, the only thing I could find was autographs. Celebrity Autographs are pretty worthless because it's indicative of their broadcasted persona, so, well- based on what I found, I'm going to say that I think he's gay! However, I'm not positive. But the subject totally bothered him, that's for sure.

Anderson? Well, he's well aware of what his body language can say about him because of what he does for a living. When this subject came up (as in the Ted Haggard piece)- Anderson holds very still. His face becomes expressionless, he doesn't move, and looks rather tense. Does this mean he's gay? I think it's more that he's so closed off to discussing the subject in general that even when he's talking about it with someone else, his brain shuts down.

And just to throw my two cents in to the people picking on your blog, I went to the trouble of going to Dictionary.com myself (seeing as some of the readers hate that Christiane googles for them), and looked up the tern "Freak", which is half the title of this blog:

1. any abnormal phenomenon or product or unusual object; anomaly; aberration.
2. a person or animal on exhibition as an example of a strange deviation from nature; monster.
3. a sudden and apparently causeless change or turn of events, the mind, etc.; an apparently capricious notion, occurrence, etc.: That kind of sudden storm is a freak.
4. Numismatics. an imperfect coin, undetected at the mint and put into circulation.
5. Philately. a stamp differing from others of the same printing because of creases, dirty engraving plates, etc. Compare error (def. 8), variety (def. 8).
6.Slang.
a.a person who has withdrawn from normal, rational behavior and activities to pursue one interest or obsession: a drug freak.
b. a devoted fan or follower; enthusiast: a baseball freak.
c. a hippie.
7. Archaic. capriciousness; whimsicality.
–adjective
8. unusual; odd; irregular: a freak epidemic.

Anyhow, to throw in my other penny: I think "Freak Speaker" fits this blog perfectly.

Christiane said...

Oh Sharla! you just made my day!

Anonymous said...

Thank you very much. I don't live in the USA and this is the only way for me to see it.

Please do not pay attention to all the mean spirited comments. This is a great blog.

Anne said...

I suffered my husband's teasing (he's just jealous) to watch the interview. I'm not a country music fan, which where I live can get you arrested, but I have to admit that I think I would have fun at a KC concert. He seems like a really nice guy.

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