Thursday, January 31, 2008

Jamie Gives Away All His Money And Nigella Angers Angie Plus An Addendum

Wait, sorry, it's the other way around...You see how rumors start. And really who sits around reading this drivel about celebrity chefs?!! Oops, I do.

This first story is so dumb, it must be true. Jamie was having a bit of a chat with the Angelina Jolie and he referred to their child as Piloh Sh__, screwing up her Shiloh Pitt name. Wait, I only just got it this second. HE CALLED THAT BEAUTIFUL BLONDE LITTLE GIRL A PILE OF SH__??? THAT is funny.

Listen, if you're going to name your kid a weird name, then you can't get mad when people get it wrong.

The truth is Jamie is hardly one to talk about weird names with his little Poppy Honey and Daisy Boo. Actually, except for Boo, those ARE completely adorable names. I know the English have a thing about fruits and flowers, but naming your kid after a seed IS kind of different.

Nigella's story is rather interesting. She's decided not to leave any of her growing fortune to her children and she doesn’t think that multi-millionaire second husband Charles Saatchi should either. She thinks it will impede their desire to work for a living.

Warren Buffett certainly agrees with her, although not to such an extent. He says, "I want to give my kids just enough so that they would feel that they could do anything, but not so much that they would feel like doing nothing".

What do I think? I think I WISH I had that problem.

It’s fine that Nigella feels that way, but she had money as she grew up and worked ANYWAY, so why does she think her kids won’t? Remind me not get adopted by Nigella.

Hey, I wonder what the Jolie-Pitt's philosophy is on inherited wealth. Maybe Jamie could ask the next time he phones.

Here's Nigella's response to all those nasty comments:
You might have noticed in the press that I have (apparently) cut my children out of my will, cruel mother that I am. Of course I have no intention of leaving my children destitute and starving - rather, this is a story that came from a comment I made about my belief that you have to work in order to learn the value of money.

I think next time I'LL refrain from commenting.


Emiline said...

I can't believe Jamie said that about their kid. I can't see them getting that mad about it. I think it's funny.

I like the names. If I have kids, I'm going to name them after flowers.

The Short (dis)Order Cook said...

That was the most interesting spoonerism I've ever heard.

I wish someone would leave me enough money so that I felt I could do anything!

Heather said...

The Daily News is a rag. Soemthing seems out of context here and there isn't anything with quotations that says "I won't be leaving my children a penny". Although, I do find it humorous that people have been commenting on the Daily News stating "OMG! I hate her! I'm donating my cookbooks!" as if they have some claim to only use recipes from people that fit their personal moral compass. Que sera.

Sue said...

It is funny.

How about Lanicera Caprifolium or Momordica Elaterium?

Hey Rachel,
THAT IS EXACTLY WHAT THAT WAS! You're not just a pretty face...Me too.

Hi Heather,
You know, it really is horrible that people, namely me, spread stories about people like her. I DO really like her, and I just couldn't pass up an opportunity to gossip, but maybe, next time I should.

Tracy said...

Nah, don't refrain from commenting. What fun would that be?

That post made me laugh out loud. Even if it's not true, how could B&A not think that Shilo Pitt would lead to that? I mean seriously.

Sue said...

Ok Tracy,
I'll see what I can do.

I have to say I never thought of Jamie's misspoken variation on that name before. Even when I first read the story, it took me a minute to get it. Kids will make fun of ANY name, so we shouldn't make it even easier for them.