Idol Chatter

Sometimes I find New York Post gossip columnist Cindy Adams’s Larry King-like meanderings a bit too filled with non-sequiturs. For example, a snippet from today’s column: “B’way’s new show ‘Well’ has the line: ‘In the Midwest, Judaism is an accessory you wear over your Christianity.’ What it implies, who knows, but it sounds clever, no?… Lady on the street to a lady going by: ‘You look like Phyllis Newman.’ Said Phyllis Newman: ‘Impossible. I couldn’t be that old.'”

But, other times the creator of Gossip perfume is spot on. Last night on CNN’s Showbiz Tonight, Adams and host A.J. Hammer were discussing “it-girl” Lindsay Lohan’s much-publicized troubles. Adams, who was plugging her latest book “Living a Dog’s Life,” defended Lohan in a March 31 column, saying that she was a very sweet girl indeed; even if she has, as Cindy told A.J., brought a lot of the paparazzi-plague upon herself.

“She’s now wearing a red rag around her wrist, you know… Kabbalah,” Adams spilled to Hammer. “And I said, ‘What are you doing that for?'” In response, Adams continued, Lindsay told her: “I don’t know, but I have to find something. I’m always nervous, I’m always scared, I’m always frightened. You need to find some peace somewhere.”

Leave it to Adams, with her poshly perfect articulation, incredulous eyebrow lift, and “Isn’t-that-so-L.A?” hand flip to christen the trendy Kabbalah red string bracelet a “red rag.”

Only in New York, kids, only in New York.

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