Scissor sisters relaxing on the set of their latest Skinemax sextravaganza, The Goodies: Live Hard, Get Hard? No, they're Libby Weaver and Natalie Tysdal, anchors for programs on Channel 31.
What... the... hell?
Dennis Leonard, the general manager of Channel 31 and its affiliate, Channel 2, has made controversial decisions in the past, including rebranding Channel 2 as The Deuce -- a term the Urban Dictionary defines as "a crap measuring 2 lbs. or better." (Sample sentence: "My bung hole was torn by the deuce!") Leonard tried to laugh off this association in March, declaring, "It's the shit, dude!," and more chuckles followed. Shortly after making this statement, Channel 2's 9 p.m. newscast was reimagined as the 7 p.m. feature News on the Deuce, whose debut was unintentionally side-splitting. Too bad that since then, the program has devolved into a god-awful hybrid of infotainment and music, with some news fragments sprinkled in. The results are about as hip as a fifty-year old with a neck tattoo of Lady Gaga.
Given these decisions, the shot of Tysdal and Weaver posing like Z-list celebs willing to display their wares for one last Playboy spread isn't all that surprising. After all, Leonard and company haven't exactly made journalistic credibility their top priority. Besides, the ratings will go up whether people tune in to hear about the day's top stories or because they want to ogle lady lumps. Now, where did I put my hand lotion?