Strictly speaking, this isn’t as exact an example as the previous two BMODM Bingo entries, but Drake, bless his heart, did manage to illustrate a core concept of the book. From Chapter 6, “The Art of the Canoodle,”( even though this isn’t about canoodling):
“A celebrity can’t take chances. Pictures of the two of them “cavorting” (similar to canoodling except there’s more laughing and jumping involved) on a beach or picking out plums together at a farmer’s market could get bumped if someone famous dies or gets arrested that same week. For a celebrity, there’s a constant race against other celebrities’ misfortune.”
From the New York Daily News:
“Drake ‘disgusted’ at Rolling Stone for replacing him with Philip Seymour Hoffman cover
Philip Seymour Hoffman‘s sudden death interrupted a lot of things — including the actor’s filming projects — but on Thursday rapper Drake pointed out that Rolling Stone magazine ditched its plan to put him on its cover in favor of Hoffman’s passing.
“They also took my cover from me last minute and ran the issue,” he tweeted.
“I’m disgusted with that. RIP to Phillip Seymour Hoffman. All respect due. But the press is evil,” he added.”
Thank you, Drake, for helping to show once again just how brilliant we are. Check’s in the mail, buddy. Of course, we had no idea any celebrity would be so crass as to actually publicly complain about their magazine cover being bumped by a tragedy, but God bless those little attention whores. They can still manage to surprise us, even as they’re being predictable.