An Open Letter to Padma
Dear Ms. Lakshmi,
I really hope that things are going well with you. I only ask because, at the risk of being too blunt, I’m a little bit worried about you and your cash flow.
I was under the impression that you pretty much had it all. You’re the host of the most popular food program on television. You’re a successful model. And you’ve even written a cookbook. That’s amazing! I’d guess that you’d probably be just rolling in cash.
Again, not to get too personal, but I’m not sure how much of an impact your recent, high-profile divorce may have had on your finances. How does British divorce law work? Apparently, your Ex is pretty well known, too, although all I really know about him is he doesn’t have many fans in the Middle East, that he had a cameo in that Renee Zellweger movie and he may or may not frequent saunas in Manhattan. So, my guess is that it turns out to be a push financially.
Despite having all this going for you, (and the whole serial dating of billionaires thing) I get the feeling you may be short on money…
I say this because I saw the new Carl’s Jr. commercial. You know…the one that features you “enjoying” a hamburger. The one with the licking and the oozing and the legs. I watched it about a half hour ago and I still have the shakes.
It’s not that you shouldn’t be able to earn a little extra scratch by endorsing a product. The problem is that you’re following in the footsteps of Paris Hilton. How long until the poorly-lit home video?
I’m sure the product is wonderful…I wouldn’t know. There aren’t any Carl’s Jr. restaurants here on the east coast. I suppose that’s the trade off: We don’t have ecstasy-inducing burgers but at least we have seasons.
So I won’t rag on you about pitching fast food hamburgers. Hey, your co-host is already endorsing Diet Coke. In fact, I have an idea!
If we can get Gail to hook up with the folks at Ore-Ida, the three of you can make an Extra Value Meal.