August 16, 2005, - 1:33 pm
By Debbie Schlussel
Saying that anything in People is “dumb” is kind of redundant, but this story merits the redundancy: “Thirteen Women . . One Diamond Necklace . . . And a New Path to Friendship.”
13 self-absorbed female airheads from Ventura, California really need to grow up. People “reports” on a middle-aged, sagging group of women who desperately wish to relive their youth in a silly version of “Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants” (a movie silly enough in its own right).
The women spent $37,000 on a diamond necklace they collectively own and call “Jewelia,” after cook Julia Child (you can just hear her squeaky high pitch voice). That’s annoying enough. But wait, there’s more. They have two rules for the necklace: They must wear the necklace at least once while having sex, and whenever they go to Paris. The necklace, they say, makes them feel “energized, altruistic, and sexier.”
Time for them to grow up, and for me to vomit. BTW, this issue had more slobbering over Peter Jennings on the cover. Enough said.
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