KARE 11 weekend anchor Camille Williams is expecting twins.
I could tell she was pregnant but a lot was explained when she remarked about eating for three over the weekend. I have tweeted her for confirmation, and still have not heard back. But someone who knows I am Twitter-challenged supplied me with a little video in which Williams made the multiples disclosure along with her hubby, KARE 11 "Sunrise" anchor Cory Hepola.
The incredibly good-looking couple already have one gorgeous toddler, so I guess we can brace ourselves for an overload of beauty.
A food-related quip from Williams' new co-anchor Zach Lashway brought the multiples info to my attention.
Lashway made two mistakes in his debut.
No. 1: He was treating the letter t in suffixes like it's silent. Example: MinneSOans. I think dropping the t sound started with that ridiculous defunct TV show "Martin," on which his name was pronounced Mar-n. Young people do it now as a mark of coolness, but it's just plain annoying. I chided Lashway on Twitter and thankfully he dropped no t while doing a promo about remembrances of the late congressman Martin Sabo.
Lashway's other gaffe is common among men who join a more experienced woman at the anchor desk. Lashway had to have the last word as he tossed to the next show.
I view this as male TV anchor chauvinism, and I didn't like it when Hepola did it to Kim Insley. Why, MEN?
MyPillow fight with watchdog
The consumer advocacy group truthinadvertising.org (tina.org) vigorously fluffed MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell for touting health benefits of his product. "After receiving a warning letter from the ad watchdog, the company removed a majority of the problematic marketing materials and pledged to correct the remaining unsubstantiated health claims," TINA.org. said in a news release.
"He was saying using MyPillow could help with insomnia, sleep apnea, restless leg syndrome," said TINA's communication director Shana Mueller, "and he had customer testimonials on his website that talked about MyPillow alleviating the symptoms of anxiety, migraines, acid reflux, menopause, cerebral palsy and post-traumatic stress disorder."
Lindell told me, "They didn't make us [take down the info]. I can do whatever I want. It was testimonials of what people say the pillow does. … I never made any claims anywhere ever. We've got a disclaimer that says MyPillow does not claim to be a medical device. … I posted other people's testimonials, from our website, online. … So I took down the ones that were, 'Hey this pillow helped me with my fibromyalgia' or whatever. It really did help that person with fibromyalgia but they are saying it looks like it would help everybody's fibromyalgia."
It sounded like TINA would sue if he didn't comply. "No, no, no," he said. "They don't sue anybody, they're a watchdog group, a nonprofit organization. In fact I was going to donate to them to help them go after some people [who] really do have false advertising, claiming they are made in the USA."
Lindell took exception to this question from a TINA rep: What makes you a sleep expert? "I said, 'Probably selling 13 million pillows and talking to tens of thousands of people. … You can't teach in college what I learned in the field."
A big announcement unrelated to this kerfuffle is coming soon from Lindell, who is doing something with a celebrity that suggests he has money to burn.
Princely sums for Prince stuff
Mayte must not be interested in unloading her Prince junk, judging by the prices.
Symbolina's first ex-wife and his ex-manager Owen Husney are letting L.A.'s Nate D. Sanders Auction (natesanders.com) dispose of "jewelry, stage-worn costumes, instruments and other personal items," wrote TMZ. "They ain't going cheap. Prince's 2.2-karat diamond engagement ring — given to Mayte in 1996 — will go to the highest bidder starting at $100,000. Also featured are Prince's 1959 Gibson guitar for $60,000 and a 23-minute cassette tape from 1978 … featuring 3 never released songs with a minimum bid of $20,000."
Since Prince eschews autographs, I think it would be worth $7,500 to acquire his handwritten lyrics to the song "In Love." China saucers with a piano key design are going for $1,000, but a 50-piece set of wedding china, complete with Prince's love symbol, will set you back $50,000.
Some comments on TMZ (tinyurl.com/howhcsb) are hilarious and/or vicious.
C.J. can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org and seen on Fox 9's "Jason Show." E-mailers, please state a subject; "Hello" does not count. Attachments are not opened.