Thursday, December 20, 2007
Two words for Jamie Lynn Spears: Birth control
I don't watch "Zoey 101" on Nickelodeon. Then again, I'm not a 12-year-old girl, which I'm told is the target audience of the show. (For the record, I am a big fan of "SpongeBob SquarePants")
I have a few thoughts on the news that Jamie Lynn Spears, the star of "Zoey 101" and the younger sister of professional train wreck Britney Spears.
The 16-year-old TV starlet told OK magazine she was "shocked" to find herself with child.
It's a shame that no one in Jamie Lynn's entourage ever talked to her about birth control. I won't even say anything about her "parents." From everything I've read, they're a couple of sponges who live off their children. I doubt they would make the time between facials and trips to Rodeo Drive to talk to their girls about birth control.
But there's got to be a manager and a publicist and personal assistant out there. These people may soon be out of jobs because I'm sure Nick is not planning a one-hour special called "Zoey Gets Knocked-Up."
Nick isn't going to renew a show about junior high school kid who gets pregnant. And what kind of future will a 16-year-old unwed mother have in Hollywood? Her target audience is pre-teens and I like to think that most parents don't want their pre-teens buying merchandise or watching a show about Spears.
There's an interesting column by AP writer Beth J. Harpaz, "How Do You Break The News About 'Zoey' to a 10-year-old?"
Even the stodgy Philadelphia Inquirer weighs in today on the Spears pregnancy.
Let's look on the bright side. Jaime Lynn Spears is a "D" list star in the pre-teen universe. Imagine the scandal had "Hannah Montana" gotten pregnant. Teen girls all over the country would have been jumping off buildings.
Posted by TONY PHYRILLAS at Thursday, December 20, 2007