If you’re like me, you need a daily booster shot of show biz puffery from Billy Bush on Access Hollywood or Mario Lopez on Extra. Well, there’s a new herald of vapid entertainment news. It’s Guillermo, Jimmy Kimmel’s sidekick, and he’s kicking it con gusto on MUCHO!
The spoof from Tuesday’s show was a nearly note-for-note copy of the infortainment genre: the ridiculously overstated stories with their misleading teasers, the bad wordplay, the endless and meaningless viewer polls, the popping graphics, the empty interviews and the enthusiastic “street” audience.
Is it news? Is it publicity? Is it anything at all? And how could we live without it?