Did Christine O’Donnell plan to walk off of Piers Morgan?
Her departure from the set, when he was asking her questions about gay marriage, certainly did not rise to the level of Howard Stern-like rudeness, but she seemed perturbed enough to bolt. Morgan protested that he was only asking her questions about topics covered in her book, “Troublemaker,” which she was out promoting. But even if not, she’s got enough experience as a media pundit, PR consultant and talk show guest to know that celebrities on book tours are fair game. They reap the promotional value that comes from the visibility. If they don’t like getting asked questions, then don’t do the tour.
O’Donnell, continuing her book tour today, says no hard feelings.
Perry Loves Colbert: Stephen Colbert says the fact that his PAC’s treasurer just bolted to the Rick Perry campaign is one sign that the Texas governor “likes me back.” “Perry is taking sloppy seconds on my treasurer,” Colbert said.
Pelosi Power: On the calendar in September is a reception for House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, to be held on the rooftop of J.J. Abrams’ Bad Robot Prods. in Santa Monica. With tickets starting at $1,000 per person, the Sept. 27 event (co-hosted by Abrams and wife Katie McGrath) is a fundraiser for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee. A long list of chairs and cohosts include Steven Spielberg, Ari Emanuel, Jeffrey Katzenberg and Barbra Streisand.