Entertainment behind the scenes
Jesse James in Playgirl? Nothing to lose … except his clothes
So far, in the crazy saga that is Jesse James (Mr. Sandra Bullock, for now) and his affair with Michelle “Bombshell” McGee, we’ve tried to stay away from scandalous headlines. But this one was too good. Word comes from celebrity magazine Life & Style that Playgirl has offered $500,000 to Jesse if he’ll pose nude on its pages. Life & Style quotes Playgirl spokesman Daniel Nardicio as saying “We’d want him to pose in a Coney Island freak show setting. It would be a whole circus-themed shoot…” And that would seem appropriate. (note: we tried to reach Nardicio for confirmation, but were unsuccesssful)
The reason we took note of this one — other than the fact it’s funny — is that since the news of Sandy’s problems with Jesse broke, we’ve wondered, “without Sandy’s checkbook, what will Jesse do?” No doubt, given his own level of notoriety as the star of TV’s “Monster Garage” Jesse has made some bank. But trade that in for an Oscar winner’s career? One whose most recent movie, “The Blind Side,” has earned more than $250 million at box offices? We don’t think that’s such a smart move. Then again, neither was “Bombshell.”
So, it seems to us — if the offer is real — that Jesse’s got nothing to lose, except…
But that prompts another question. Does anyone really want to see him naked, after the stories that have been written? We’re not so sure.