Sunday, June 06, 2004

AN UNEXPECTED CELEBRITY UNION

Yes, I wish Marc and Jennifer well. But her track record isn't good. And Ben's in the hospital for severe bronchitis. I take it he heard about the wedding and couldn't breathe.

Noteworthy: J. Lo kept the same wedding planner that she had for her previous wedding to dancer Cris Judd ("I Claim to Be A Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here") and the wedding she had planned for her and Ben Af. (Why not? All the work's already done...)

Also noteworthy: When I went to see SNL, Ben was the host. When I went to see The Daily Show, Ben was the guest. I even asked Jon Stewart if he thought Ben was following me. Jon thought about it, asked me what my name was, and I told him, "Esther." He said, "Esther? Um, no."

True story.

6 Comments:

At 1:19 PM, June 06, 2004, Blogger Caryn said...

Aw. You're the first Esther I've ever known. The name always makes me think of Esther Williams. Have you ever dabbled in synchronized swimming?

 
At 3:00 PM, June 06, 2004, Blogger Esther Kustanowitz said...

Why, yes, I have tried syncroswim (as we professional athletes call it). My efforts were dramatized in the short filmlet on Saturday Night Live..."Hey, you, I know you, I know you...no, you're not angry at him, you're just pointing..." They took some dramatic license, changing the protagonist from a woman to two men and making them brothers, but most of the lines ("I'm not that strong a swimmer...") are mine.
;-)

 
At 11:38 AM, June 07, 2004, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jon Stewart talked to you? Really? He really said your name?

 
At 12:19 PM, June 07, 2004, Blogger Esther Kustanowitz said...

Yes he did. (A highlight of my small, sad life.)
There's this part before they tape the show called "Ask Jon," or something like that. He takes audience questions about everything and anything. And that was my question...whether or not Ben was following me. Apparently, the answer is "not."
:-)

 
At 1:04 PM, June 07, 2004, Blogger Stephen said...

My sister was a state champion synchronized swimmer in Minnesota- swear to G-d. Then again, the state only had about five teams...

 
At 2:57 PM, June 15, 2004, Anonymous Anonymous said...

hi.. my name is esther too.. and i just wanted to say HI! :).. and btw i know exactly what you mean about the name.. it's pretty.. but unusual and to be honest no one i know is called esther except for 85year old ladies.. well there was this one time i met a japanese girl with the same birthdate and same name.. but that was just plain weird... anyhow it's nice to see that someone kind of normal.. and same age shares my name :) esther@removedat-violetcam.com

 

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Sunday, June 06, 2004

AN UNEXPECTED CELEBRITY UNION

Yes, I wish Marc and Jennifer well. But her track record isn't good. And Ben's in the hospital for severe bronchitis. I take it he heard about the wedding and couldn't breathe.

Noteworthy: J. Lo kept the same wedding planner that she had for her previous wedding to dancer Cris Judd ("I Claim to Be A Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here") and the wedding she had planned for her and Ben Af. (Why not? All the work's already done...)

Also noteworthy: When I went to see SNL, Ben was the host. When I went to see The Daily Show, Ben was the guest. I even asked Jon Stewart if he thought Ben was following me. Jon thought about it, asked me what my name was, and I told him, "Esther." He said, "Esther? Um, no."

True story.

6 Comments:

At 1:19 PM, June 06, 2004, Blogger Caryn said...

Aw. You're the first Esther I've ever known. The name always makes me think of Esther Williams. Have you ever dabbled in synchronized swimming?

 
At 3:00 PM, June 06, 2004, Blogger Esther Kustanowitz said...

Why, yes, I have tried syncroswim (as we professional athletes call it). My efforts were dramatized in the short filmlet on Saturday Night Live..."Hey, you, I know you, I know you...no, you're not angry at him, you're just pointing..." They took some dramatic license, changing the protagonist from a woman to two men and making them brothers, but most of the lines ("I'm not that strong a swimmer...") are mine.
;-)

 
At 11:38 AM, June 07, 2004, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jon Stewart talked to you? Really? He really said your name?

 
At 12:19 PM, June 07, 2004, Blogger Esther Kustanowitz said...

Yes he did. (A highlight of my small, sad life.)
There's this part before they tape the show called "Ask Jon," or something like that. He takes audience questions about everything and anything. And that was my question...whether or not Ben was following me. Apparently, the answer is "not."
:-)

 
At 1:04 PM, June 07, 2004, Blogger Stephen said...

My sister was a state champion synchronized swimmer in Minnesota- swear to G-d. Then again, the state only had about five teams...

 
At 2:57 PM, June 15, 2004, Anonymous Anonymous said...

hi.. my name is esther too.. and i just wanted to say HI! :).. and btw i know exactly what you mean about the name.. it's pretty.. but unusual and to be honest no one i know is called esther except for 85year old ladies.. well there was this one time i met a japanese girl with the same birthdate and same name.. but that was just plain weird... anyhow it's nice to see that someone kind of normal.. and same age shares my name :) esther@removedat-violetcam.com

 

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