Once, a long time ago, in a year different than this one, a young writer was picked up in a stretch limo and escorted to a studio in Chelsea, where she was made up and possibly over on television. She didn't do much talking, or opining, or even kvetching. She wasn't there for her brain; she was there for her cheekbones. She sat in a chair, as a tiny soap opera actress poked her eyelids with a kohl stick, bronzed her unnaturally pale skin and slicked gloss over her lips as an audience watched.
The proof is in the video clip from the show, which is now up on the Life & Style website. I'm actually in the promo a lot, and although I'm likely to be critical of my face's performance once I see the whole show (airing Tuesday, check the site for local time and station), right now, flush with both the afterglow of the Shushan Channel and the excitement of finally seeing something that I filmed months ago, I'm thinking I look pretty fabulous.
The show is due to air Tuesday, March 29, according to the site, at 9am and 3am on WPIX/WB (NYC area).
Update: According to my TV Guide, in the New York area, the show airs on WB11 at 3am and at 9am on Channel 55. I don't know which show will be airing tonight at 3am, so I'll be taping it to see...
To view the promo, click here and go to the March 29 show (featuring soap star Catherine Hickland). And please, be kind.