Today in gossip: CNBC host and financial author kid Andrew Ross Sorkin is upset about not landing an interview, more on this whole Joe Simpson rumor, and we've another royal wedding to attend.
Even though New York Times financial wunderkind and CNBC Squawk Box host Andrew Ross Sorkin recently called Greg Smith's Wall Street confessional Why I Left Goldman Sachs "boring" and said that it didn't offer anything "particularly revelatory," he's apparently throwing a fit because CNBC gave its Smith interview to his coworker Maria Bartiromo instead of to him. Page Six says that he's being a big whiny baby about the whole thing, trying to convince Smith to cancel his interview with Bartiromo and reschedule with him, even claiming that that's what CNBC bigwigs want. So, ha, if true, what a lame-o. First off, only someone who's way too far into the belly of the beast would find a book about how Goldman Sachs is habitually and systematically amoral "boring." Talk about jaded, yeesh. Also, dude, you just got done smugly trashing the guy's book on television. Maybe he doesn't want to do an interview with you? But really this just feels like someone's feewings are hurt now that his Too Big to Fail book isn't getting as much attention as it used to and now there's this new guy on the scene and he doesn't like it. Or something. Andrew Ross Sorkin doesn't strike me as the coolest of dudes, is what I'm saying. He seems a bit, y'know, like the kid who raises his hand a lot and gets pissy when he doesn't get called on. Or the one guy in a group of nerd friends who's touched a boob. Y'know? That may not be true, but his reaction to this book has been a complete turnoff, making him seem clubby and know-it-all-y and so inured to the whole system that he thinks everyone should know how terribly these banks operate, because duhhh. Well, no, actually, not duh. Because most people don't sit around glued to hacky shows on CNBC all day. No duh. No. Have a good interview, Maria. (Who, by the way, is no prize of journalism herself.) Also, here is a funny quote from a CNBC spokesperson about the whole matter: "When you are first in business worldwide interviewing more than 1,000 people a week, there is more than enough opportunity for our stellar stable of superstars." Hahaha. "Superstars"? I don't think that word means what you think it means. [Page Six]
Back to important news: If Radar is to be believed, Jessica Simpson is said to have been "completely blindsided" by her dad's revelation that he's gay and dating Louis Tomlinson from One Direction. She never suspected that her father might be gay or dating a mop-topped young crooner from South Yorkshire, but here's the news, telling her otherwise. Because she has gay friends, apparently Jessica is determined to come to terms with the news and support her dad, and has pledged to stop 'shipping Larry Stylinson and will start supporting Jouis Simplinson. It's what a daughter has to do, really. We wish everyone the best. [Radar]