Oh, one more post while I’m thinking about it, because it’s a “hot issue” already rapidly cooling. Regarding the Ashlee Simpson SNL lip-synching hoo-hah:
- It was surprising to see that the 60 Minutes piece actually gave her reasonable excuse. Watching that, it was clear that she was actually planning to sing, that she had some trouble with her voice in the dress rehearsal, and chose to synch rather than sing after that. This is quite different from having her default to lip-synching.
- I’ve yet to see anyone mention that during the next week’s show, during Eminem’s first song, at one point the rapper lowers his mike and stops moving his lips but the vocals kept on coming without any notable variation. (And this during a song that he was clearly relying heavily on the teleprompter for). So I guess there hasn’t been a rush to “clean up” this act.