by Ted Casablanca | Fri., Oct. 5, 2007 5:12 AM
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—Sheryl Lee Ralph, one of the original Broadway Dreamgirls, talking about the movie Dreamgirls to yours truly after we taped Chelsea Handler’s show, Chelsea Lately
As SLR is embarking on her annual Divas Simply Singing AIDS benefit this weekend at the Wilshire Ebell (along with fellow Dreamgirls Jennifer Holliday and Loretta Devine, who snagged a part in the Beyoncé flick), thought I’d get her to weigh in on the movie I always felt was just this side of sensational.
Marital P.S.: “Stay married,” Ralph insisted, once we had finished dissecting Britney’s failed unions and latest life, and after I told the leggy looker I was recently engaged. Ralph thinks too many folks run when the less glittery stuff gets rough. Oh, hell, Britney’s been running from Lynne Spears for about a decade now, if you think about it.
Good luck in pre-hab, Brit!
“Has this self-absorbed twit ever stepped foot off the West Coast? Honey, we have more openness and intelligence in the Midwest than you could understand or your Fendi bag can carry! Keep talking about something you know: yourself and your shallow life.”
But then Martha from Overland Park, Kansas, wants the last e-laugh, as it were:
“Slap Lauren for the Midwest liberals, please!”
Oh, (painful) snap! Maybe all the smog’s gotten to L.C.’s perfectly highlighted little head?
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